process of time, and ye knew it not, but now I tell it unto you, and ye are blessed, not because of your iniquity, neither your hearts of unbelief, for verily some of you are guilty before me; but I will be merciful unto your weakness: Therefore be ye strong from henceforth; fear not for the kingdom is yours; and for your salvation I give
unto you a , for I have heard your prayers; and the poor have complained before me, and the rich have I made, and all flesh is mine, and I am no respecter of persons. And I have made the earth rich, and behold it is my footstool; wherefore, again I will stand upon it: and I hold forth and deign to give unto you greater rich es, even a land of promise; a land flowing with milk and honey, upon which there shall be no curse when the Lord cometh; and I will give it unto you for
the land of your inheritance, if you seek it with all your hearts; and this shall be my covenant with you, ye shall have it for the land of your , and for the inheritance of your children forever, while the earth shall stand, and ye shall possess it again in eternity no more to pass away.
5. But verily I say unto you, that, in time, ye shall have no king nor ruler, for I will be your king and watch over you.— Wherefore, hear my voice and follow me, and you shall be a free people, and ye shall have no laws but my laws, when I come, for I am your Lawgiver, and what can stay my hand? But verily I say unto you, teach one another according to the office wherewith I have appointed you, and let every man esteem his brother as himself, and practice
virtue and holiness before me. And again I say unto you, let every man esteem his brother as himself; for what man among you having twelve sons, and is no respecter to them, and they serve him obediently, and he saith unto the one, be thou clothed in robes and sit thou here, and to the other, be thou clothed in rags and sit thou there, and looketh upon his sons and saith I am Just.
6. Behold, this I have given unto you as a parable, and it is even as I am: I say unto you, be one; and if ye are not one, ye are not mine. And again I say unto you, that the enemy in the secret chambers seeketh your lives. Ye hear of wars in far countries, and you say <that> there will soon be great wars in far countries, but ye know not the hearts of them in your own land; I tell you these [p. 89]