Discourse, circa 19 July 1840, as Reported by Unknown Scribe–A

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this the time shall be these who are now my friends shall become my enemies and shall seek to take my life and there are those now before me who will more furiously pursue me, more diligently seek my life and be more blood-thirsty upon my track than ever were the mobbers, you say among yourselves as did them of old time, “Is it I? is it I? but I know these things by the visions of the Almighty.]-
But brethren come ye, yea come all of you who can come and go to with your mights and build up the cities of the Lord and whosoever will let him come and partake of the poverty of freely for those who partake of her poverty shall also partake of her prosperity and it is now wisdom in God that we should enter into as compact a city as possible. For and must both be built up before the coming of Christ. How long will it take to do this 10 years, yes more than 40 years will pass before this work will be accomplished and when these cities are built then shall the coming of the Son of Man be. Now let all who can coolly and deliberately dispose of their property come up and give of their substance to the Lord that the hearts of the poor may be comforted and all may worship God together in holiness of heart. Come brethren, come all of you— And I prophecy in the name of the Lord that the State of shall become a great and mighty mountain, <​as​> a city set upon a hill that cannot be hid and a great [candle?] that giveth light to the world. The city of also shall become the greatest city in the [p. 3]
this the time shall be these who are now my friends shall become my enemies and shall seek to take my life and there are those now before me who will more furiously pursue me, more diligently seek my life and be more blood-thirsty upon my track than ever were the mobbers, you say among yourselves as did them of old time, “Is it I? is it I? but I know these things by the visions of the Almighty.]-
But brethren come ye, yea come all of you who can come and go to with your mights and build up the cities of the Lord and whosoever will let him come and partake of the poverty of freely for those who partake of her poverty shall also partake of her prosperity and it is now wisdom in God that we should enter into as compact a city as possible. For and must both be built up before the coming of Christ. How long will it take to do this 10 years, yes more than 40 years will pass before this work will be accomplished and when these cities are built then shall the coming of the Son of Man be. Now let all who can coolly and deliberately dispose of their property come up and give of their substance to the Lord that the hearts of the poor may be comforted and all may worship God together in holiness of heart. Come brethren, come all of you— And I prophecy in the name of the Lord that the State of shall become a great and mighty mountain, as a city set upon a hill that cannot be hid and a great [candle] that giveth light to the world. The city of also shall become the greatest city in the [p. 3]
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