Friday, March 28, 2014

The Prophecy and Independence, Missouri

Joseph Smith in vision

The prophet, over the course of his short span as the President of the Church, made many prophecies that would later be realized. But yet, was it possible for the Prophet Joseph to prophecy an event involving the Church and the residence of Independence after the Saints had been booted out of the county? Yes, he did, and yes, the prophecy was fullfilled. What was the prophecy?

a.      That an Elder of the Church would preach a sermon in Independence

b.      The Yellow dog prophecy

c.       The White horse prophecy

d.      The Spotted cow prophecy

Yesterday’s answer:

a.        That no one would die in battle

The following from the journal of Henry Bigler on his feelings at the time he volunteered for the Mormon Battalion: Soon the five hundred was mustered into service, I being among the enrolled. It was against my feelings and against the feeling of my brethren, although we were willing to obey counsel, believing all things would work for the best in the end. Still it looked hard when we called to mind the mobbings and drivings, the killing of our leaders, the burning of our homes, and forcing us to leave the States, and Uncle Sam takes no notice of it, and then to call on us to help fight his battles. To me it was an insult, but there was one consolation, and that was Brother Willard Richards, one of President Young’s councilors, said if we were faithful in keeping the Commandments of God, that not a man shall fall by an enemy, no not as much blood shed as there was at Carthage jail.

Chronicles of Courage, Daughters of Utah Pioneers (Salt Lake City: Lesson Committee, 1993), V4:183.

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