Revelation, given Zion, August, 1831.
1 Hearken, O ye elders of my , and give ear to my word, and <learn> of me what I will concerning you, and also concerning this land unto which I have sent you; for verily I say unto you, blessed is he that keepeth my , whether in life or in death; and he that is faithful in tribulation the reward of the same is greater in the Kingdom of heaven.
2 Ye can not behold with your natural eyes, for the present time, the design of your God concerning those things which shall come hereafter, and the glory that shall follow, after much tribulation: for after much tribulation cometh the blessings:— wherefore the day cometh that ye shall be crowned with much glory, the hour is not yet but nigh at hand.
3 Remember this which I tell you before, that you may lay it to heart, and receive that which is to follow. Behold, verily I say unto you, for this cause I have sent you that you might be obedient, and that your hearts might be prepared to bear testimony of the things which are to come; and that also you might be honored of laying the foundation, and of bearing record of the land upon which the [of] God shall stand: and also, that a feast of fat things might be
prepared for the poor: yea, a feast of fat things, of wine on the lees well refined, that the earth may know that the mouths of the prophets shall not fail; yea, a supper of the house of the Lord, well prepared, unto which all nations shall be invited. [p. 129]