INSTRUCTIONS FOR INDIVIDUALS
Revelation Received in May 1831
(Kirtland Revelation Book, Pages 91-92)
For Joseph Smith Sr., Ezra Thayre
Hearken unto My words, and behold I will make known unto you what ye shall do as it shall be pleasing unto Me.
For verily I say unto you, it must needs be that ye let the bargain stand that ye have made concerning those farms until it be so fulfilled.
Behold, ye are holden for the one, even so likewise thine adversary is holden for the other; wherefore, it must needs be that ye pay no more money for the present time until the contract be fulfilled.
And let Mine aged servant Joseph and his family go into the house after their adversary is gone.
And let My servant Ezra board with him, and let all the brethren immediately assemble together to put up an house for My servant Ezra.
And let My servant Frederick's family remain; and let the house be prepared, and their wants be supplied;
And when My servant Frederick returns from the west, behold and lo, he desireth to take his family in Mine own due time unto the west.
Let that which belongeth unto My servant Frederick be secured unto him by deed or bond, and thus he willeth that the brethren reap the good thereof.
Let Mine aged servant Joseph govern the things of the farm, and provide for the families-- and let him have help, inasmuch as he standeth in need.
Let My servant Ezra humble himself, and at the conference meeting he shall be ordained unto power from on high.
And he shall go from thence, if he be obedient unto My commandments, and proclaim My gospel unto the western regions with My servants that must go forth even unto the borders by the Lamanites.
For behold, I have a great work for them to do, and it shall be given unto you to know what ye shall do at the conference meeting.
Even so, Amen.
What shall the brethren do with the monies?
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Ye shall go forth and seek diligently among the brethren and obtain lands, and save the money that it may be consecrated to purchase lands in the west for an everlasting inheritance.
Even so, Amen.