On Sunday, 27th, Elder Orson Pratt, of the Twelve, addressed the congregation.  His discourse was relative to the coming of the Son of Man.

He read a portion of a revelation given to the Prophet Joseph, March 7, 1831:

6. And it shall come to pass that he that feareth me shall be looking forth for the great day of the Lord to come, even for the signs of the coming of the Son of man—and they shall see signs and wonders, for they shall be shown forth in the heavens above, and in the earth beneath; and they shall behold blood and fire, and vapors of smoke, and before the day of the Lord shall come, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon be turned into blood, and stars fall from heaven; and the remnant shall be gathered unto this place; and then they shall look for me, and behold I will come; and they shall see me in the clouds of heaven, clothed with power and great glory, with all the holy angels; and he that watches not for me shall be cut off.

The desolations and judgments which would be visited upon the nations and people who rejected the gospel were plainly foreshadowed; also the gathering of Israel; the redemption of Zion; the restoration of the Jews; the terror of the nations; the first resurrection; the binding of satan for a thousand years; the reign of peace and the final triumph of righteousness.

[Deseret News, Mar. 30, 1859]

[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, Aug. 2006]

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