Testimony of A.C.Valdez - Vision in 1929


In 1929 I was preaching in Vancouver, British Colombia. I had gone to the 6th Avenue Church that seats one-thousand people. The old building is gone now. I sat down on the platform, and looked down at the congregation for the Sunday morning service. There were eighteen people. I had crossed the continent, from Los Angeles, to get to that meeting. Eighteen people in my first service. My first thought was, my Lord, and my God, the nerve, asking me to come across the country to stand here in front of eighteen people.

Now, that was my first thought. Now, I no sooner thought that when God spoke to my heart and said, "Son, I want you to comfort these people." They needed comfort. Brother, he gave me the capacity to comfort them. I started preaching comforting words. If I had given way to the human, brother I would have skinned them alive, and tacked their hides up on the wall. People in a condition like that don't need a skinning, they need comfort. God helped me, he poured in the oil and the wine. He helped me to comfort those people. They began to cry all over the place, as they needed comfort, the tears began to stream down their cheeks. They had gone through a terrible trial in that city and the name of "Pentecost" was in the newspapers of that city, and it wasn't very good. The things that they had put into the newspapers were enough to keep most anybody away. I had eighteen people in the inside, and thousands on the outside.

God began to work, and the Spirit began to come forth. By the following Sunday the place was well filled. The Holy Ghost began to bring them in. By the end of the third week they had to take down the partition that separated the coat room from the main auditorium to put more seats in that auditorium that seated a thousand. It packed out. They packed the place, standing up and down the winding stairs, and outside of the Church building, and out into the street. The glory of God came down. Souls began to get saved, and the sick were healed.

We had a glorious victory over the world of flesh, and the devil. The ministers were so happy. They said, "Lord, in spite of that death, you've given us victory." Right in the middle of that victory, I stood in 6th Avenue Church one day with the power of God on me. All of a sudden the ceiling just disappeared.

Now when I say vision, my friends, I know that some visions are what the Bible calls "night visions," like in a dream. You will find that in the Bible. Dreams are also called visions. Generally speaking, a vision is differentiated by what you see with your eyes open. That which you see when you are not asleep. In this particular case, I was standing on my feet. When all of a sudden the walls and the ceiling just faded right out. I began to see this vision, and the Lord showed me.

I looked up, I saw what answers to the description of an I.C.B.M (Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile) Just as real as any picture that you would see, or the real thing if you've ever seen one of those missiles. It was just as real as you would look upon one if it were right in front of you, two or three feet away! I saw it! It was passing over a skim of clouds. Not heavy clouds, but a thin skim of clouds. I was standing on the side of this mountain, a residential district I was looking over into a bay area. It would appear like I was in Berkeley, if you've ever been to Berkeley, and the Berkeley hills. I was looking into the bay area toward San Francisco. The San Francisco bay region, that direction. I saw the freeway. I don't say that it was the Oakland freeway that is there today. I don't know where it was my friends. I do know this, that I was standing on the side of this mountain, overlooking a huge metropolis. When I saw this missile directed toward the city, and suddenly, being electronically controlled, no doubt, it plummeted right down into the city and then exploded. Then I saw the fire ball, which answers to the description of what I have seen in a civil defense film release of the first Hydrogen bomb explosion. This happened in 1929! The atom was not split until 1932! Yet, I saw it as clear as I see you here tonight.

There was a purpose in it. I have been warning people ever since, that this thing is coming!! As the day approaches, my friends, I feel more vibrant than ever before! I have got to bear testimony to what I saw with my eyes! I have got to warn Gods people that they must live in the Spirit, and walk in the Spirit, and be filled with the Spirit if they want Gods' protection in these last days!

I saw this thing blossom out in all of its beautiful colors. Did you ever see a picture of it? Did you ever see a picture of it? It is a beautiful sight, but it is a horrible sight. All of the colors of the rainbow you can see in that big ball as it swells out. Then the pressure that it creates following the explosion. It demolishes everything before it. It leaves a crater over 300 feet deep and over 2 miles across. It is capable of destroying a huge metropolis the size of New York City in one blast. Even though there were no freeways in 1929, I saw freeways.

I saw them [people] run and jump in their cars to escape, but there was no escape! I saw the aftermath of this explosion. I saw all of the detail. The Spirit of the Lord picked me up. Like St. Paul, whether in the body, or out of the body, I don't know! All I know is, my friends, that God took me, and whisked me across that area where the bomb hit in the midst of that huge metropolis. There was nothing left. The center where it struck was molten, like molten glass. It wasn't, my friends, until I was carried way beyond the residential area, that I began to see any sign of debris.

Finally, I came to what looked similar to snow or sand drifts piled up against the fences and buildings. I saw piles of iron, like broom straw, only much finer than broom straw. It was in piles, and in patterns. Everything, completely destroyed! Finally, way, way out, beyond what I felt was the residential area I began to find signs of human beings, only in pieces! Torsos, heads, hands, arms, and legs. They were scattered around everywhere!

The Spirit of the Lord carried me out further. I began to find signs of life. People were running. Everybody was blind. I didn't know in 1929, that if you are 35 miles away from the explosion and you happened to be looking in that direction you would never see again. I didn't know that at that time. Everybody was blind, my friends, they were running and screaming, and bumping up against this and that and the other, bouncing back, children blind and screaming, and crying out for their parents, and parents for their children.

The farther I went the more the confusion, and the cries increased! My friends, even tonight, while I am speaking to you. I can hear those cries! I can hear those cries, children and parents screaming out for one another! It was a terrible sight to behold! if I were to live ten-thousand years, I know I could just close my eyes, and hear those screams, and see the terror that was written all over the faces of parents, and children! A terrible sight indeed.

Then, my friends, the Spirit of the Lord took me, oh, I wonder how fast I was going. I could see the mountains, and the hills just passing before me. I came sweeping down over a large valley. In the distance, I could see as I began to approach, a body of people that looked like tens of thousands. I don't know how many were there. It was a sea of people. Long before I got there I could see, as I came down closer, I could discern them. They had their handkerchiefs, they were wiping their tears from their eyes. Then for the first time, I began to hear heavenly anthems. Heavenly anthems, I could hear the Hallelujahs, in bass, and tenor, and in soprano, and alto voices blending together. That mass of humanity, were lifted together by the heavenly music. I came right down in the midst of them. There they were, Gods' people.

This is what I saw, friends They were all dressed up like they were ready for the Sunday Service. Their hair was parted, nothing was disturbed. There was no soil on their shirts--they were cared for so perfectly, that everything was in order, my friends. Their faces were clean, their clothing was clean. Everything was in order! The only word you could use to describe them would be meticulous! Meticulous! Glory to God! It is going to be a marvelous thing to be in the hands of God, in these last days! Glory to God! What a wonderful thing to be in the hands of God! I say that God is going to protect His people in these last days. IF!.. they live in the Spirit, and walk in the Spirit, and keep filled with the Spirit!

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When They Cry Peace, Then Sudden Destruction

Glastnost and Parastroika
The Sign of Its Coming

 I Saw Russia Attack The United States
Henry Gruver of Joyful Sound Ministries
601 Walker, Woodbine, IA 51579 (712) 647-3104

  • Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

  • 2 Chronicles 20:20 .... Believe in the Lord, your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.

  • Matt. 18:16... But if he will not hear thee, thee, take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.

I was in Wales, on December 14, 1985. I went up on top of the Eagle tower in the Caernarvon Castle. It had eight points on it. Each of the points on it were eroded eagles. This castle was built in the 12th century. I was overlooking the Irish Sea toward the North Sea. Norway, Sweden, Denmark, the tip of Scotland, Greenland, Iceland in that area. All of a sudden I was up above the Earth looking down upon it like a globe. As I looked down on the earth, I saw all of these massive amounts of all kinds of ships and airplanes. They were coming from up above Norway, out of this inlet. They headed down between the United States and Europe. They literally covered the whole Atlantic.

Then I wanted to see what was happening to the United States. I looked over on the globe at the United States. I saw coming out of the United States these radio communication towers. I saw the jagged lines like they draw to show that communications are coming out. All of a sudden, as I was looking down on them they began to sprinkle down on the earth like dust. I thought "Oh no! They are not getting through! They are not getting through. They don't know what is happening! They are totally oblivious!"

Then I began to see all of these submarines emerging from under the surface. I was surprised at how close they were to our boarders! They were in our territorial waters! Then I saw the missiles come out of them! They hit eastern coastal cities of the United States. I looked over across the country where my family was over in the northwest side, and I saw the submarines. I saw the missiles coming out and hitting the western coastal cities.

I cried out and I said, "Oh God! Oh God! When will this be, and what shall be the sign of its coming?" I heard an audible voice speak to me and say,

"When Russia opens her doors and lets the masses go. The free world will occupy themselves with transporting, housing and feeding and caring for the masses, and will let down their weapons, and cry peace and safety, Then sudden destruction will come. Then is when it will come."

That was December 14, 1985. Glastnost and Parastroika were unheard of at that time!

I Thess. 5:3... For when they shall say, "Peace and safety" then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.


  • 10. Thus saith the Lord God; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought;

  • 11. And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,

  • 12. To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.

  • 13. Sheba, and Dedan, (Saudi Arabia) and the merchants of Tarshish, (Britain) with all the young lions thereof, (the nations that have come from the British Empire, Canada, etceteras.) shall say unto thee, "Art thou come to take a spoil? Hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?"

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Note: Along with this vision above was the scripture Isa. 13:1 which prophesies of the destruction of ancient Babylon. The writer (Henry Gruver) thinks this scripture refers to America, but vs. 20 prophesies that the land will no more be inhabited. This is not America, for America will triumph and God will rebuilt her. Zion will spread to all the world from America. However, this prophecy in vs. 20 has fulfilled. Ancient Babylon in Iraq is desert today, destroyed by the Medes and Persians (Darius and Cyrus) in the 400s B.C. After the Persians and Medes, Alexander the Great from Greece ruled Babylon. It fell into ruin and has remained desolate since then. JPH

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Her Flesh Was Melting
Vision in 1995 by Beverly Stencel

Sisters: Jan (r.) and Beverly
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Yesterday my sister, Beverly, had a dream which terrified her. As she recounted the vision through tears of fear and gratefulness to Christ, it was very sobering.    She didn't understand it, she said, but there were those of us in the worship service that day who did. Two gasped out the same word together, "nuclear bombs!"

Beverly had been worried to ill health about her seven children.  She had awakened from spiritual sleep suddenly to discover her life of sin was about to overtake her in the judgments of God coming upon the world. Believing her condition to be a lost sheep, she rapidly began changing her life saying she knew she had no hope for salvation, but maybe she could, in the last minutes of time, help save her children and grandchildren.

Beverly wanted them all baptized and assured of salvation.  The Bible teaches parents to train up a child in the way he should go and when he  is old he will return.  Beverly did.   Eight of her grandchildren and a daughter-in-law were baptized.  Her prayers had brought one daughter out of demon possession and alcoholism, and a granddaughter out of drugs and stripping.  Then the fiber of each was tested mightily and they all struggled. Demons fought hard against them by persecuting and tempting her family, home after home.

Continually calling on God for them with many prayers and tears, one night she lay awake praying.  Suddenly she heard thunder so loud it terrified her. Her body began to melt, although she felt no pain. As she lay on the bed, her legs began running down the side of the bed and her body was dissolving, moving upward toward her head. She cried out, "God, what can I do?" Desperately she sought for something solid, for her entire body was dissolving. Then she changed her prayer, "In the name of Jesus Christ, God what can I do?" When she called out in Christ's name, her body stopped melting and began forming a solid again.

As she came out of the vision, she realized that she had heard her husband snoring beside her the entire time. She was awake through this entire experience, and although lying beside her, he had heard nothing. Those of us who heard her sharing the experience knew it was the dissolving of the flesh from the nuclear explosions that are going to rip through this nation. We are facing the judgment of God because of our wickedness, and denial of the work of Jesus Christ. Only those who follow His every word will be spared the fire storm. Individuals who profess to follow God and don't, will not make it, for the judgment will be one on one--every tree that is corrupt will be burned, or cut down at the roots. Anything that is contrary to His will at that time will be cast off. The work of Jesus Christ alone will survive. God can do His own work.

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The Future

 Commanded to Gather

"Verily I say unto you, that ye are chosen out of the world to declare My gospel with the sound of rejoicing, as with the voice of a trump; lift up your hearts and be glad, for I am in your midst, and am your advocate with the Father; and it is his good will to give you the kingdom; and as it is written, Whatsoever ye shall asking faith, being united in prayer according to My command, ye shall receive; and ye are called to bring to pass the gathering of Mine elect, for Mine elect hear My voice and harden not their hearts;

wherefore the decree hath gone forth from the Father that they shall be gathered in unto one place, upon the face of this land, to prepare their hearts, and be prepared in all things, against the day when tribulation and desolation are sent forth upon the wicked; for the hour is nigh, and the day soon at hand, when the earth is ripe; and all the proud, and they that do wickedly, shall be as stubble, and I will burn them up, saith the Lord of Hosts, that wickedness shall not be upon the earth;. . . ." (D.C. 28:2b-e)

Zion Is To Be A Place of Safety

"...and it shall be called the New Jerusalem, a land of peace, a city of refuge, a place of safety for the saints of the most high God; and the glory of the Lord shall be there, and the terror of the Lord also shall be there, insomuch that the wicked will not come unto it; and it shall be called Zion.

And it shall come to pass, among the wicked, that every man that will not take his sword against his neighbor, must needs flee unto Zion for safety. . . ." (D.C. 45:12c-13a)


A Vision of the Endowment

by L. N. White

"On the night of July 11, 1959, I was in the Spirit of the Lord, and was permitted to taste of the peace of mind and body, and the joy that His people will enjoy when they have reached a unity; and are of one heart and mind, and living in harmony with the Scriptures, the Three Books of the church.

While enjoying this beautiful and wonderful condition, He called my attention to a vision, relative to the great powers of destruction which will soon be released upon the nations of the earth [given] in answer to prayer, relative to the endowment spoken of in Doctrine and Covenants, Section 102. As I have never related this to but a few members of the priesthood, the Lord asked me why I haven't borne witness of this vision in answer to prayer because it was a warning unto His people, and it would be pleasing unto Him if I would bear witness of the same in the congregations of His people. My answer was that I would when the opportunity presented itself.

On July 22, I attended the Wednesday evening prayer meeting at West College Street church. Brother Allen was in charge and he read from the Doctrine and Covenants, Section 43:6b.

'Hearken, . . . O, ye nations of the earth, how often would I have gathered you together as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, but ye would not.' He also read from D.C. 4:1c, which reads in part: 'Faith, hope, charity, and love, with an eye single to the glory of God qualifies him for the work.'

These two scriptures seemed to pave the way to bear witness of the vision, and [were] answer to prayer, relative to the endowment spoken of in Section 102. There was a good spirit present and I had good liberty in presenting the following:

In 1956, about 3 o'clock in the afternoon, I was at home by myself, the rest of the flock being away. As my mind was very much disturbed because of the worldly conditions and the slow progress that the church seemed to be making, I asked the Lord in prayer why this endowment, which I had felt surely was necessary if we were to accomplish the task of building His kingdom, [was being withheld].

Almost immediately there appeared before me a picture which was very clear and very bright, as if I was sitting in a picture show watching a world war picture. But in this picture I saw great powers of destruction which were soon to be released upon the nations of the earth, and there seemed to be a variety of them, different types, and all of them seemed to carry great destructive power.

This destruction upon the nations of the earth was so great that it would be impossible for the human tongue to describe it. It was in keeping with the words of Daniel, as recorded in the last chapter [Dan. 12:1] wherein he said, in the time of the end 'there shall be a time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation.'

In answer to my prayer the Lord said:

'You would like to know why the endowment spoken of in Section 102 has been withheld from My priesthood. If you will read Section 102 and analyze it very carefully, you will understand some of the reasons why. But on the other hand, My people, and especially My priesthood, have exalted themselves above one another, and I have stated in My Scriptures that he who is exalted must be abased.

When these conditions which I have shown you in the vision have come to an end, then My people as a whole, both laity and priesthood, will be brought down low in the valley of despair, and in this condition they will be very humbly seeking after Me, and the great principles of Eternal Life. Then they will enjoy the fullness of this endowment.

Under the power of this endowment, My priesthood shall go forward and build My Kingdom, but it must be built as I have already stated: 'in My own way.' And My people, the pure in heart, I will gather as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings and they will come from all nations, from the North, from the South, from the East, and from the West. They will be assembled in the place which I have appointed, (Section 49:5b), and this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness. Then the time of My coming will be near at hand. The Lord has spoken it even so, Amen.' "

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Sealing the Saints - Caught Up to the City in the Sky

The War will start with an Islamic Uprising

Testimony of Elder Joseph Burton to his wife on a Sunday morning,
May 26, 1878 in Brighton, California.

Click on the map to enlarge and see this 133-year-old vision fulfilling in the rising up of Islam.  Their goal has been clearly stated:  they are moving toward a Caliphate which is global control under  Sharia law.

If you don't know what Sharia Law is and how it destroys the God-given freedom of man, start studying it for yourself.  Information is easy to find on the Internet and in book stores.

This morning I felt very happy. Being in the enjoyment of the Spirit of God in my heart, I desired to be alone, where I could commune with God, and went out for a walk in a field (they are now so green and beautiful), and while there the following passed before my view:

From the western side of Asia there arose a great cloud of smoke which rolled westward until it enveloped all Europe, and extended even to America. I heard a great noise accompanying this smoke, as of heavy artillery, and the clanging and clashing of cavalry and arms; and the dark cloud was pierced from time to time with shafts of light or fire, the sight and sound of which caused an intense feeling of horror to rest upon me, insomuch that I felt to be sinking to the earth.

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9-11 New York City

I then saw near the center of this (the American Continent) a large temple facing the west, which was surrounded by an evergreen wall at an equal distance from the temple on either side. At the northwest corner stood a man, tall of stature and pleasing to look upon.

A man came out from the temple and walked down the steps, and to the gate. He called a “servant,” though I knew him not. He who stood at the gate guarding the entrance put into the servant’s right hand a large leaf, shaped like a palm-leaf fan, which was composed of a great many small leaves of the same shape; and He bound on his left arm in bright golden letters the words, “Bind up the testimony. Seal up the law.”

The servant then went on his mission, traveling rapidly and crying his message with a loud voice to the inhabitants of the earth; and as he neared a town, I saw a crowd of men with dark, threatening countenances, armed with guns, knives, clubs and stones, seemingly determined to take his life.

The servant saw and apparently knew of their evil designs but heeded them not. I trembled for his safety; but as he neared the angry mob, a way was made for him through their midst, and it was as though he was encircled by a great chain about waist high and at a little distance from him on either side, over which the angry mob had no power to harm him though they made desperate efforts to reach and stab him, but as quickly fell backward, powerless; and as he passed through their midst, calm as a child, only shouting his message of, “Bind up the testimony! Seal up the law!” they fairly gnashed their teeth, and their countenances became distorted and hideous in their disappointed rage. But the servant went on his way over the country, through cities and towns and villages, fearless and unharmed.

I saw a little form continually by his side, ever looking up into his face—and so happy! Occasionally he would stop to give a leaf to the “children,” who always seemed pleased to see him, and received the leaf with gladness. I then saw and heard that after he had thus gone shouting his message, war, famine, pestilence, and all manner of evils that ever have been spoken of followed in quick succession. There were fearful plagues such as caused sudden death. Men who at one moment appeared to be in the enjoyment of health, the next moment fell to the earth dead, and others were eaten with worms. There were also terrible thunders and fierce lightnings; mountains were rolled and tossed, and cities destroyed by earthquakes. The dagger of the assassin and pistol of the communist deluged the earth with blood, and I heard the roar of a great fire rushing and crackling through towns, cities and over the earth.

I saw two angels standing with one foot on the sea and one on the shore of the Atlantic, and the Pacific coasts, each having a long rod in his hand with which they smote the coasts simultaneously saying, “Thy bands are broken!” immediately after which there were many towns and cities destroyed by tidal waves  such as were never known before, and much land was covered with water.

I then heard in a clear full voice from one “mighty and strong,” the words, “Come home! Come home!” the sound of which filled the whole earth, and reverberated from the vault of heaven. But none of all the inhabitants of the earth heard it except the “children,” those to whom the servants had given the leaf.

I saw the servant return from whence he started, weary and travel worn, bearing in his right hand the skeleton stalk of a palm. I then noticed many other servants returning also, and I understood that the mission of each had been to stay out until he had given away all the leaves from his palm—one to each person who was worthy, which leaf was a passport to enter through the gate to the temple; and as this servant returned the leafless stalk to Him who sent him forth, his eyes beamed with joy, and his countenance became radiant as he heard from Him the words, “You have done well and have been faithful. Enter; no power can hinder!” and as he passed through the gate a bright crown of glittering gold descended and rested upon his head; and as He who bound the golden letters upon his arm adjusted the crown to his head, He again spoke saying: “Now is fulfilled the promise made to you by My Father, that if you would be faithful you should receive a crown when His Son visits the earth again.”

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At these words, I realized who the servant was. O, what joy flooded my soul! I seemed to be entranced, and beheld a beautiful city above the earth which was exceeding bright; and heard in mid air, music, O, so sweet, as from thousands of angels. The atmosphere opened and we ascended, you and I; and I heard a voice saying; “Those who are faithful and remain, shall not die, but shall be changed with power and glory! This is the end!”

When I became conscious of my surroundings, I was lying on the ground powerless to move, but gradually my strength returned. Language utterly failed to describe the feeling of perfect joy and peace that now filled my soul, after viewing these fearful calamities, to again behold the earth in all her beauty, and feel the quiet of a holy Sabbath morn. (Printed in Autumn Leaves, April 1891, and Infallible Proofs, p. 109-112)

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The Waters of the Pacific
Shall Roll Beyond Their Bounds

Prophecy Through Richard Bullard, RLDS Minister
Given at Huntington Beach Reunion, California September 11, 1909

California Coastline south of Orick - click to enlarge
Tusnami in the East

"Thus saith the Spirit unto you my people assembled to worship your Heavenly Father, he who loves his children and will bless all who honor him and keep his commandments.

Thou hast been blessed in your assemblies, but much more of his blessings could you have received had you heeded the council and admonition of my servants in the opening exercises of your gathering together. Thou wast admonished to offer up thy prayers in the tents, and to forget not thy family devotions; but to call upon the Lord for His blessings to rest upon His servants in their labors among you, also that you might prepare yourselves for what your Father had in store for you. But many have left unheeded this counsel and have been careless, and because of this the richer blessings have been withheld which would have pleased your Heavenly Father to have given you.

Remember, oh, remember, you are living in perilous times when disaster lurketh around you, when terror will seize those who are not living near their Master and treasuring up faith against the day of need.

Be ye prayerful, gather thy children around thee; pray with them and for them that they may be awakened to the dangers spread by the evil one in their pathway.

My hand in judgment is resting upon the ungodly, for this is the day spoken of by my sergeants the prophets, when my judgments would fall heavily upon them.

Yea, the time soon cometh when the land upon which thou art now standing shall, tremble beneath your feet, and the waves which now come and go upon the sands before you shall roll beyond their bounds, and many shall be swept away.

The Lord has by his hand kept in abeyance the ocean's waves, but the day cometh when his hand shall be withdrawn, and then great destruction and woe shall fall upon the wicked and rebellious; but if thou wilt remain faithful and stand in holy places I will continue to protect you. Therefore be ye faithful, heed the commandments given thee to guide your lives and I will be your Deliverer. Amen." (Infallible Proofs, pp. 65-66)

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