Section 85

    A prophecy given at Kirtland, Ohio, 25 December 1832, through Joseph Smith Jr.

  1. Verily thus says the Lord concerning the wars that will shortly come to pass, beginning at the rebellion of South Carolina, which will eventually terminate in the death and misery of many souls, and the days will come that war will be poured out upon all nations, beginning at this place. For behold, the Southern states shall be divided against the Northern states, and the Southern states will call on other nations, even the nation of Great Britain, as it is called, and they shall also call upon other nations, in order to defend themselves against other nations, and thus war shall be poured out upon all nations.
  2. And it shall come to pass after many days, slaves shall rise up against their masters, who shall be marshaled and disciplined for war. And it shall come to pass also that the remnants who are left of the land will marshal themselves also, and shall become exceeding angry, and shall vex the gentiles with a sore vexation.
  3. And thus with the sword and by bloodshed, the inhabitants of the earth shall mourn. And with famine, and plague, and earthquake and the thunder of heaven, and the fierce and vivid lightning also, shall the inhabitants of the earth be made to feel the wrath, and indignation, and chastening hand of an Almighty God, until the consumption decreed has made a full end of all nations, that the cry of the saints, and of the blood of the saints, shall cease to come up into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth, from the earth, to be avenged of their enemies.
  4. Wherefore, stand all of you in holy places and be not moved until the day of the Lord come, for behold, it comes quickly, says the Lord. Amen.






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