may return to bear record; yea, even altogether, or two by two as= seemeth you good; it mattereth not unto me, only be faithful and declare glad tidings unto the inhabitants of the earth, or— among the congregations of the wicked. Behold I the Lord have brought you to gether that the promise
might be fulfilled that the faithful among you, should be preserved, and rejoice to gether in the land of . I the Lord promised the faithful and cannot lie.
3 I the Lord am willing, if any among you desireth to ride upon horses, or upon mules, or in chariots, he shall receive this blessing, if he receive it from the hand of the Lord, with a thankful in all things. These things remain with you to do according to judgment and the directions of the spirit.— Be hold the kingdom is yours: and behold, and lo I am with the faithful always; even so: Amen.
After this little meeting with the , myself and , and continued our journey by land to , where we overtook Brothers and . From this place we took stage, and they went by water, to , where we arrived safe and well on the 27th. Many things transpired upon this journey to strengthen our faith, and <which> displayed the goodness of God in such a marvellous manner, that we could not help
beholding the exertions of Satan to blind the eyes of the people from so the as to hide the true light that lights every man that comes into the world. In these infant days of the , there was a great anxiety to obtain the the word of the Lord upon every subject that in any way concerned our salvation; and as “the land of ” was now the most important temporal object in view, I inqui red of the Lord for further information upon the gathering of the Saints and the purchase of the
land and other matters, and received the following
Revelation given in , August, 1831
1 Hearken, O ye people, and open your hearts and give ear from afar; and listen, you that call yourselves the people of the Lord, and heard the word of the Lord, and his will concerning you:— yea; verily I say, hear the word of him whose anger is kin dled against the wicked and rebellious; who willeth to take even them whom he will take, and preserveth, in life, them [p. 146]