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Revelation, 19 January 1841 [D&C 124]

those places which I have appointed <for refuge> shall be the places  for your the baptisms for your dead.
And, again, verily I say unto you, how shall  your washings be acceptable unto me, except, ye perform  them in a house which you have built to my name? for,  for this cause I commanded Moses that he should build a  tabernacle, that they should bear it with them in the wil derness, and to build a house in the land of promise,  that those ordinances might be revealed, which had been  hid from before the world was; therefore, verily I say unto  you, that your anointings and your washings, and your  babtisms for the dead and your solemn assemblys, and your  memorials for your sacrifices, by the sons of Levi, and for  your oracles in your most holy places, wherein you receive  conversations, and your statutes, and judgements, for the  beginning of the revelations and foundation of Zion, and  for the glory and honor and endowment of all her municiples,  are ordained by the ordinance of my holy house, which  my people are allways Commanded to build unto my  holy name.
And verily I say unto you, let this house be built unto my  name, that I may reveal my mine ordinances therein, unto my people,  for I deign to reveal unto my church, things which have been  kept hid from before the foundation of the world, things  that pertain to the dispensation of the fulness of times, and  I will shew unto my servant Joseph all things pertaining  to this house and the priesthood thereof, and the place  whereon it shall be built, and ye shall build it on the  place where you have contemplated building it, for that is the  spot which I have chosen for you to build it. If ye labor  with all your mights I will consecrate that spot, that it shall be made holy; and if my people will hearken unto my voice  and unto the voice of my servants whom I have appointed to lead  my people behold, verily I say unto you, they shall not be moved  out of their place, but if they will not hearken to my voice,  nor unto the voice of these men whom I have appointed,  they shall not be blest, because they pollute my mine holy  grounds, and mine holy ordinances, and charters, and my  holy words which I give unto them, And it shall come to  pass, that if you build a house unto my name, and do  not do the things that I say, I will not perform the  oath which I make unto you, neither fulfill the promises  which ye expect at my hands saith the Lord, for instead  of blessings, ye, by your own works, bring cursings, wrath,  indignation, and judgments upon your own heads by your follies  and by all your abominations which you practise before me [p. 6]
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Revelation, Nauvoo, IL, 19 Jan. 1841; in Book of the Law of the Lord, pp. 3–15; handwriting of Robert B. Thompson; CHL.

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