and Lands in the Last Days
therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for
the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is evil thereof. Matt. 6:34.
has shown me in vision, repeatedly, that it is contrary to the Bible to make
any provision for our temporal wants in the time of trouble. I saw that if
the saints have food laid up by them, or in the fields, in the time of trouble
when sword, famine, and pestilence are in the land, it will be taken from
them by violent hands, and strangers would reap their fields. Then will be
the time for us to trust wholly in God, and He will sustain us. I saw that
our bread and water would be sure at that time, and we should not lack, or
suffer hunger. The Lord has shown me that some of His children would fear
when they see the price of food rising, and they would buy food and lay it
by for the time of trouble. Then in a time of need, I saw them go to their
food and look at it, and it had bred worms, and was full of living creatures,
and not fit for use.
and lands will be of no use to the saints in the time of trouble, for they
will then have to flee before infuriated mobs, and at that time their possessions
cannot be disposed of to advance the cause of present truth. . . .
I saw that
if any held on to their property and did not inquire of the Lord as to their
duty, He would not make duty known, and they would be permitted to keep their
property, and in the time of trouble it would come up before them like a mountain
to crush them, and they would try to dispose of it, but would not be able.
. . . But if they desired to be taught, He would teach them, in a time of
need, when to sell and how much to sell.
last great conflict of the controversy with Satan those who are loyal to God
will see every earthly support cut off. Because they refuse to break His law
in obedience to earthly powers, they will be forbidden to buy or sell. It
will finally be decreed that they shall be put to death. . . . But to the
obedient is given the promise, "He shall dwell on high: his place of
defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters
shall be sure." Isa. 33:16. By this promise the children of God will