There are four questions I will read. Please remain seated until the four questions have all been read. If after you hear all four questions you can , Yes to all four, then you will be asked to stand and say, Yes to accept:
- First: Do you
- believe all the words of the Lord which have been read to you this day,
- and know them to be true and from the Lord Jesus Christ who has condescended to provide them to you,
- and do you covenant with Him to cease to do evil
- and to seek to continually do good?
- Second: Do you
- have faith in these things
- and receive the scriptures approved by the Lord as a standard to govern you in your daily walk in life,
- to accept the obligations established by as a covenant
- and to use the scriptures
- to correct yourselves
- and to guide your words, thoughts and deeds?
- Third: Do you
- agree to assist all others who covenant to likewise accept this standard to govern their lives to keep the Lord’s will,
- to succor those who stand in need,
- to lighten the burdens of your whenever you are able,
- and to help care for the poor among you?
- Fourth: And do you
- covenant to seek to become of one heart with those who seek the Lord to establish His righteousness?
Please be seated.
Now, hear the words of the Lord to those who receive this covenant this day:
All you who
- have turned from your wicked ways
- and repented of your evil doings, of lying and deceiving,
- and of all whoredoms,
- and of secret abominations, idolatries, murders, priestcrafts, envying, and strife,
- and from all wickedness and abominations,
- and have come unto me,
- and been baptized in my name,
- and have received a remission of your sins,
- and received the Holy Ghost,
- are now numbered with my people who are of the house of Israel.
I say to you:
- Teach your children to honor me.
- Seek to
- recover the lost sheep remnant of this land and of Israel
- and no longer forsake them.
- Bring them unto me
- and teach them of my ways, to walk in them.
And I, the Lord your God,
- will be with you
- and will never forsake you
- and I will lead you in the path which will bring peace to you in the troubling season now fast approaching.
- raise you up
- and protect you,
- abide with you,
- and gather you in due time,
- and this shall be a land of promise to you as your inheritance from me.
The Earth will
- yield her increase,
- and you will flourish upon the mountains and upon the hills,
- and the wicked will not come against you because the fear of the Lord will be with you.
- visit my house, which the remnant of my people shall build,
- and I will dwell therein, to be among you,
- and no one will need to say, Know ye the Lord, for you all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.
- teach you things that have been hidden from the foundation of the world
- and your understanding will reach unto Heaven.
- And you shall be called the children of the Most High God,
- preserve you against the harvest.
And the angels sent to harvest the world
- will gather the wicked into bundles to be burned,
- but will pass over you as my peculiar treasure.
But if you do not
- honor me,
- nor seek to recover my people Israel,
- nor teach your children to honor me,
- nor care for the poor among you,
- nor help lighten one another’s burdens,
- you have no promise from me
- and I will
- raise up other people who will honor and serve me
- and give unto them this land,
- and if they repent
- I will
- abide with them.
The time is now far spent, therefore
- labor with me
- and do not forsake my covenant to perform it;
- study my words and let them be the standard for your faith
- and I will
- add thereto many treasures.
- and you will be mine,
- and I will
- preserve you,
- and raise you up,
- and abide with you for ever.