Revelation, 19 January 1841 [D&C 124]

as my servant Joseph shall shew unto them, upon the place which  he shall shew unto them also; and it shall be for a house for  boarding; a house that strangers may come from afar to lodge  therein— therefore let it be a good house, worthy of all accep tation, that the weary traveller may find health and safety,  while he shall contemplate the word of the Lord, and the  corner stone I have appointed for Zion. This house shall be  a healthy habitation, if it be built unto my name, and if  the Governor which shall be appointed unto it, shall not suffer  any pollution to come upon it— It shall be holy, or the Lord  your God will not dwell therein.
And, again, verily I say unto you, let all my saints [come?]  from afar; And send ye swift messengers, yea, chosen messen gers and say unto them, Come ye, with all your gold, and your  silver, and your precious stones, and with all your antiqui tiees, and with all who have knowledge of antiquities, that  will come, may come, and bring the box tree, and the fir tree,  and the pine tree, together with all the precious trees of the  earth, and with iron, with copper and with brass, and with zink <and with>  all your precious things of the earth, and build a house unto  my name, for the Most High to dwell therein, for there is not  place found on the earth; that he may come and restore  again that which was lost unto you, or which he hath taken  away, even the fulness of the Priesthood; for a baptismal font  there is not upon the earth; that they, my saints may be  baptized for those who are dead, for this ordinance belongeth  to my house, and cannot be acceptable to me, only in the  days of your poverty, wherein ye are not able to build a  house unto me; but I command you, all ye my saints  to build a house unto me, and I grant unto you a sufficien[t]  time to build a house unto me; and during this time your  baptisms, shall be acceptable unto me. But behold, at the  end of this appointment, your baptisms for your dead, shall  not be acceptable unto me, and if you do not these things,  at the end of the appointment, ye shall be rejected as a  church, with your dead, saith the Lord your God. For verily  I say unto you, that after you have had sufficient time  to build a house unto me, wherein the ordinance of baptizing  for the dead belongeth, and for which the same was institu ted from before the foundation of the world, your baptisms  for your dead cannot be acceptable unto me, for therein  are the keys of the Holy Priesthood ordained, that you may  receive honor and glory. And after this time, your baptisms  for the dead, by those who are scattered abroad are not  acceptable unto me, saith the Lord; for it is ordained  that in Zion and in her stakes, and in Jerusalem [p. 5]
Revelation, Nauvoo, IL, 19 Jan. 1841; in Book of the Law of the Lord, pp. 3–15; handwriting of Robert B. Thompson; CHL.