Prophecy of Heber C. Kimball
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 judgements 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 tests 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 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 upbuilding of that beautiful city, the New Jerusalem.
Deseret News, May 23, 1931
This is absolutely fascinating! I've never heard of a prophecy of Heber C. Kimball that didn't come to fruition. As we see, this is coming into light more and more with the passing years. I am confident at some point this will entirely be fulfilled. It's frightening to think about. I can't help think of the parable of the Ten virgins. Only 5 were prepared. Are we lukewarm or fence sitting still? I believe we need to catch a greater vision, grasp a deeper conviction, and develop a more intense commitment. I ask myself, what else really matters when all is said and done? Nothing! Do we really get it or are we to busy glancing at the large and spacious building? If we are, we might just miss out on something. These are the last days and they are crucial times. Repent, repent for the time is at hand. Let us cling for dear life, (eternal life) to the Iron Rod and keep our eyes on the prize which is Christ our savior and redeemer and return to live with him in exaltation.