Skip to comments.An Army of Elders -- Heber C. Kimball [1868 Mormon leader prophecy: Second Coming of Joseph Smith]
Posted on 12/27/2013 4:13:32 AM PST by Colofornian
An army of Elders will be sent to the four quarters of the earth to search out the righteous and warn the wicked of what is coming. All kinds of religions will be started and miracles performed that will deceive the very elect if that were possible. Our sons and daughters must live pure lives so as to be prepared for what is coming. After a while the Gentiles will gather by the thousands to this place, and Salt Lake City will be classed among the wicked cities of the world. A spirit of speculation and extravagance will take possession of the Saints, and the results will be financial bondage.
Persecution comes next and all true Latter-day Saints will be tested to the limit. Many will apostatize and others will be still not knowing what to do. Darkness will cover the earth and gross darkness the minds of the people. The judgments of God will be poured out on the wicked to the extent that our Elders from far and near will be called home, or in other words the gospel will be taken from the Gentiles and later on carried to the Jews.
The western boundary of the State of Missouri will be swept so clean of its inhabitants that as President Young tells us, when you return to that place, there will not be left so much as a yellow dog to wag his tail.
Before that day comes, however, the Saints will be put to a test that will try the integrity of the best of them. The pressure will become so great that the more righteous among them will cry unto the Lord day and night until deliverance comes.
Then the Prophet Joseph and others will make their appearance and those who have remained faithful will be selected to return to Jackson County, Missouri and take part in the building of that beautiful city, the New Jerusalem. (Heber C. Kimball, First Counselor in the First Presidency, May 1868, in Deseret News, 23 May 1931; see also Conference Report, Oct. 1930, p. 58-59)
Don't know when this was published in the JosephSmithForum; however, the original publishing dates listed at the bottom of the page:
in Deseret News, 23 May 1931;
see also Conference Report, Oct. 1930, p. 58-59
So, the official Mormon church hierarchy gave it prominence at its Fall 1930 General Conference; and the Mormon Church owns the Deseret News. From other sources, it appeared in the Church Section of that publication May 23, 1931 paper, p. 3.
This shows that as the economy was tanking Fall 1930-->Spring 1931, Latter-day talk was ramping up of Joseph Smith's Second Coming.
And, lest you think promoting Kimball's prophecy of the Second Coming of Joseph Smith has gone by the wayside, think again:
|YEAR||Sources Promoting Kimball's 1868 'Prophecy'|
|2012||Cedar Fort Publishing (Springville, UT): Visions of Glory: One Man's Astonishing Account of the Last Days: See subtitle: "An Army of Elders by Heber C. Kimball (1931)"|
|December 2004||Deseret Book Publisher: Prophecy: Key to the Future by Duane S. Crowther For exact reference to Kimball "prophecy", see. p. 86 of : Deseret Book, pp. 84-86|
|2004||The Coming Storm and Redemption by Don B. Williams, Mt. Zion Books|
|2002||Cedar Fort publisher: Author Norma Pyper Mitchell: Book entitled Prophecy Checklist; See reference on p. 71|
|1988||Deseret Book Publishing (Bookcraft was original publisher); for exact reference in book, see: Life Everlasting: A Definitive Study of Life After Death by Duane S. Crowther; note also that Crowther references this as being quoted in Church Section, p.3 of May 23, 1931 Deseret News, a newspaper owned by the Mormon Church|
|June 1980||Prophecy and Modern Times by Cleon Skousen, pp. 31-33; per Per this Sept. 1, 2008 blog, Skousen covers this on pp. 31-33|
|1947||Smith, Robert W. and Elisabeth A., Scriptural and Secular Prophecies Pertaining to The Last Days, Ninth Edition, Pyramid Press, SLC, UT, pp. 134-138; per Per this Sept. 1, 2008 blog, authors covers this on pp. 134-138; originally published 1931|
|May 23, 1931||"Prophecy of Heber C. Kimball," Church Section, Deseret News, p. 3:|
|Oct. 3-5, 1930||General Conference Report, pp. 58-59; Visions of Glory|
|May 1868||Heber C. Kimball per 1931 Deseret News: Note May 1868 citation here: An Army of Elders -- Heber C. Kimball|
|'Associated' Earlier Lds 'Prophecies' of 2nd Coming of Joseph Smith|
|June 22, 1844||Supposedly Joseph Smith's "last admonition" before leaving for the Carthage, IL jail: "...This I will promise you, that when I come again to lead you forth, for I will go to prepare a place for you, so that where I am you shall be with me." (William Decatur Kartchner, baptized as Mormon May 8, 1843)|
|Feb. 24, 1834||Lds "scripture" 103:15-17 in Doctrine & Covenants: 15 Behold, I say unto you, the redemption of Zion must needs come by power; 16 Therefore, I will raise up unto my people a man, who shall lead them like as Moses led the children of Israel. 17 For ye are the children of Israel, and of the seed of Abraham, and ye must needs be led out of bondage by power, and with a stretched-out arm."|
|Nov. 27, 1832||Lds "scripture" 85:7 in Doctrine & Covenants: 7 And it shall come to pass that I, the Lord God, will send one mighty and strong, holding the scepter of power in his hand, clothed with light for a covering, whose mouth shall utter words, eternal words; while his bowels shall be a fountain of truth, to set in order the house of God, and to arrange by lot the inheritances of the saints whose names are found, and the names of their fathers, and of their children, enrolled in the book of the law of God;|
What, he’s coming back?! Wasn’t once enough for that jerk? /s
Instead of "Reformed Egyptian," maybe Joe #2 will harp on Esperanto.
Can’t wait to hear what the LDSers have to say about this thread! LOL!
And it shall come to pass that I, the Lord God, will send one mighty and strong,
The Mormons have been desperate to get Willard elected as POTUS thinking he is their new Joey Smith..the reincarnation...
in college Willard was called “the one mighty and strong” and it went to his head...
in 2008 and in 2012 Mormons acted like we were rejecting one of their many gods if we didn’t vote for Willard..
“The western boundary of the State of Missouri will be swept clean of its inhabitants...” is reminiscent of “Kill the infidels wherever you find them.”
Praise to da MAN! Ol’ JS is coming back, and this time, no more Mister Nice Guy!
There will be only ONE Second Coming and it WILL NOT be Joseph Smith.
The blasphemy of mormonISM, is beyond disgusting.
LOL Hilarious. Thanks for this post.
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