outer darkness, where there is weeping, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth. Behold the Lord your God hath spoken it. Amen.
The Book of Commandments and Revelations was to be dedicated, by prayer, to the service of Almighty God, by me; and after I had done this, I enquired of the Lord concerning these things, and received the following
Revelation, Given. November, 1831.
1. Hearken unto me, Saith the Lord your God, for my servant ’s sake, it is not wisdom in me that he should be entrusted with the com mandments and the moneys which he shall carry unto the land of Zion, except one go with him who will be true and faithful: Wherefore I the Lord willeth that my servant , should go with my servant , And also that he shall continue in writing and making a history of all the important things which he
shall observe and know, concerning my , and also that he receive council counsel and assistance from my servant and others.
2. And also my servants who are abroad in the earth, should send forth the accounts of their to the land of Zion; for the land of Zion shall be a seat and a place to receive and do all these things; nevertheless, let my servant travel many times from place to place, and from church to church, that he may the more easily obtain knowledge; preaching and expounding, writing, copying, selecting and obtaining all things which shall be for the good
of the church, and for the rising generations, that Shall grow up on the land of Zion, to possess it from generation to generation, forever and ever. Amen.
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