Revelation and prophecy on war, given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at or near Kirtland, Ohio, December 25, 1832. At this time disputes in the United States over slavery and South Carolina’s nullification of federal tariffs were prevalent. Joseph Smith’s history states that “appearances of troubles among the nations” were becoming “more visible” to the Prophet “than they had previously been since the Church began her journey out of the wilderness.”
1 Verily, thus saith the Lord concerning the a that will b come to pass, beginning at the rebellion of c, which will eventually terminate in the death and misery of many souls;
2 And the a will come that b will be poured out upon all nations, beginning at this place.
3 For behold, the Southern States shall be divided against the Northern States, and the Southern States will call on other nations, even the nation of Great Britain, as it is called, and they shall also call upon other nations, in order to defend themselves against other nations; and then a shall be poured out upon all nations.
4 And it shall come to pass, after many days, a shall rise up against their masters, who shall be marshaled and disciplined for war.
5 And it shall come to pass also that the a who are left of the land will marshal themselves, and shall become exceedingly angry, and shall vex the Gentiles with a sore vexation.
6 And thus, with the a and by bloodshed the inhabitants of the earth shall b; and with c, and plague, and earthquake, and the thunder of heaven, and the fierce and vivid lightning also, shall the inhabitants of the earth be made to feel the wrath, and indignation, and d e of an Almighty God, until the consumption decreed hath made a full f of all g;
7 That the cry of the saints, and of the a of the saints, shall cease to come up into the ears of the Lord of b, from the earth, to be avenged of their enemies.
8 Wherefore, a ye in holy places, and be not moved, until the day of the Lord come; for behold, it cometh b, saith the Lord. Amen.