Discourse, between circa 26 June and circa 4 August 1839–A, as Reported by Willard Richards

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I saw men hunting the lives of their own sons, & brother murdering brother, women killing their own daughters & daughters seeking the lives of their mothers. I saw armies arrayed against armies I saw blood. desolations, & fires &c,— The Son of Man has said that the mother Shall be against the daughter, & the daughter against the mother &c, &c.— These things are at our doors. They will follow the Saints of God from City To City— Satan will rage & The Spirit of the Devil is now enraged. &c I know not how soon these things will take place, and with a view of them shall I cry peace? NO! I will lift up my voice & testify of them. How long you will have good crops. & the famin be kept. <off> I do not know. when the fig tree leaves, know then that the summer is night at hand. we may look for Angel[s] &c. <& receive their ministreting> but we are to try the Spirits & prove them <for> it is often the case that men. make a mistake in regard to these things.
God has so ordained that when he has communicated, <by vision,> no vision is to be taken but what you see by the seeing of the eye [p. 71]
I saw men hunting the lives of their own sons, & brother murdering brother, women killing their own daughters & daughters seeking the lives of their mothers. I saw armies arrayed against armies I saw blood. desolations, fires &c,— The Son of Man has said that the mother Shall be against the daughter, & the daughter against the mother &c, — These things are at our doors. They will follow the Saints of God from City To City— Satan will rage & The Spirit of the Devil is now enraged. I know not how soon these things will take place, and with a view of them shall I cry peace? NO! I will lift up my voice & testify of them. How long you will have good crops. & the famin be kept. off I do not know. when the fig tree leaves, know then that the summer is nigh at hand. we may look for Angels & receive their ministreting but we are to try the Spirits & prove them for it is often the case that men. make a mistake in regard to these things.
God has so ordained that when he has communicated, no vision is to be taken but what you see by the seeing of the eye [p. 71]
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