Life Story of Mosiah Lyman Hancock

This is an excerpt from the journal of Mosiah Lyman Hancock, published as The Life Story of Mosiah Lyman Hancock. It is full of so many interesting quotes that the whole thing has been copied onto many websites.

Source: Autobiography of Mosiah Hancock, typescript, BYU-S. Compiled by Amy E. Baird, Victoria H. Jackson, and Laura L. Wassell (daughters of Mosiah Hancock)

“The next day the Prophet came to our home and stopped in our carpenter shop and stood by the turning lathe. I went and got my map for him.

Travel through Iowa to Salt Lake City

“Now”, he said, “I will show you the travels of this people”. He then showed our travels through Iowa, and said, “Here you will make a place for the winter; and here you will travel west until you come to the valley of the Great Salt Lake!

Mormon Expansion

You will build cities to the North and to the South, and to the East and to the West; and you will become a great and wealthy people in that land.

Polygamy and/or United Order in Mexico

But, the United States will not receive you with the laws which God desires you to live, and you will have to go to where the Nephites lost their power. They worked in the United Order for 166 years, and the Saints have got to become proficient in the laws of God before they can meet the Lord Jesus Christ, or even the city of Enoch”. He said we will not travel the shape of the horse shoe for there we will await the action of the government. Placing his finger on the map, I should think about where Snowflake, Arizona is situated, or it could have been Mexico, he said, “The government will not receive you with the laws that God designed you to live, and those who are desirous to live the laws of God will have to go South.

Wicked Men in Church Leadership

You will live to see men arise in power in the Church who will seek to put down your friends and the friends of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Many will be hoisted because of their money and the worldly learning which they seem to be in possession of; and many who are the true followers of our Lord and Savior will be cast down because of their poverty.

Conspiracy Rising Ref. 10
Fruits of the Shadow Ref. 32, 40

Political Party War

There will be two great political parties in this country. One will be called the Republican, and the other the Democrat party. These two parties will go to war and out of these two parties will spring another party which will be the Independent American Party.

 – This war will be between the Republican Party and the Democrat Party. As a result of this war, a third political party will be formed to end the fighting. It will be called the Independent American Party. Some speculate that the Civil Rights Movement of the 60’s could have fulfilled this prophecy. A political party named the Independent American Party was formed, but not as a direct result of the Civil Rights Movement, nor did it end any fighting between the parties.

Conspiracy Rising Ref. 20
Fruit of the Shadow Ref. 10, 11, 16, 30
Seeds of Chaos Ref. 6

Invasion of the United States

The United States will spend her strength and means warring in foreign lands until other nations will say, “Let’s divide up the lands of the United States,

 – America has spent lots of money and manpower fighting wars overseas. I wonder if a meeting has already happened where foreign powers have decided to work together to overthrow America and divide the spoils.

Conspiracy Rising Ref. 33, 40
Fruits of the Shadow Ref. 28

Recovering Liberty

then the people of the U. S. will unite and swear by the blood of their fore-fathers, that the land shall not be divided. Then the country will go to war, and they will fight until one half of the U. S. army will give up, and the rest will continue to struggle. They will keep on until they are very ragged and discouraged, and almost ready to give up– when the boys from the mountains will rush forth in time to save the American Army from defeat and ruin. And they will say, ‘Brethren, we are glad you have come; give us men, henceforth, who can talk with God’. Then you will have friends, but you will save the country when it’s liberty hangs by a hair, as it were.

 – Details from how the invasion of America will be repelled. The U.S. Army will nearly fail, then the Elders of Israel will come forth and save the constitution.

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