“Are we ready now to take hold with one heart and with one mind to man the ship Zion — build a temple for instance? Are you ready, by a skilful and judicious husbandry of the soil, to bring forth its rich fruits, and store them up until you are called upon to contribute your stored wealth, as well as your energies, for the further development and spread of the power and influence of the kingdom of God?”

– Apostle Daniel H. Wells, 10/7/1859

In other words, the point of the Law of Consecration is for there to be sufficient economic resources, human and capital, to build up God’s Kingdom and to establish Zion.