White Horse Prophecy


On or about the sixth day of May, 1843, a
grand review of the Nauvoo Legion was held in Nauvoo. The Prophet Joseph complimented
them for their good discipline and evolutions performed. The weather being hot, he called
for a glass of water. With the glass of water in his hand, he said, “I will drink you a
toast to the overthrow of the mobocrats,” which he did in language as follows: “Here’s
wishing they were in the middle of the sea, in a stone canoe with iron paddles, and a
shark swallow the canoe, and the Devil swallow the shark, and him locked up in the northwest
corner of Hell, the key lost and a blind man hunting for it.” The next morning a man who
had heard the Prophet give the toast here referred to, visited the mansion of the Prophet,
and so abused him with bad language, that he was ordered out by the Prophet. It was
while the two were out, that my attention was attracted to them, and hearing the man
speaking in a loud tone of voice, I went toward them, the man finally leaving. There were
then present the Prophet Joseph Smith, Theodore Turley and myself. The Prophet began talking
to us of the mobbings and drivings, the persecutions we as a people had endured. “But,” said he,
“We will have worse things to see; our persecutors will have all the mobbings they want. Don’t
wish them any harm, for when you see their sufferings, you will shed tears for them.”
While this conversation was going on, we stood by his south wicker gate in a triangle. Turning
to me, he said, “I want to tell you something. In the future I will speak in parables like
unto John, the Revelator.” (Little did I then think the prophet of the Lord would so soon
be slain in cold blood). Continuing, he said, “You will go to the Rocky Mountains, and you
will see a great and mighty people established, which I will call the White Horse of Peace
and Safety.” When the Prophet said, “You will see,” I asked him where he would be at that
time.” He answered, “I shall never go there.” “Your enemies will continue to follow you
with persecutions, and they will make obnoxious laws against you in Congress to destroy the
White Horse. “But you will have a friend or two to defend you and throw out the worst
part of the laws, so they will not hurt much. “You must continue to petition Congress all
the time, but they will treat you like strangers and aliens, and they will not give you your
rights but will govern you with strangers and commissioners. “You will see the Constitution
of the United States almost destroyed; it will hang by a thread, and that thread as
fine as the finest silk fiber.” At this point the Prophet’s countenance became sad; because
as he said, “I love the Constitution, it was made by the inspiration of God, and it will
be preserved and saved by the efforts of the White Horse and the Red Horse who will combine
in its defense. The White Horse will raise an ensign on the tops of the mountains of
peace and safety where all nations may flee unto for safety. The White Horse will find
the mountains full of minerals, and they will become very rich. You will find silver piled
up in the streets. (At this time, it must be remembered that it was not known that the
precious metals existed either in the Rocky Mountains or in California.) You will see
gold shoveled up like sand. Gold will be but of little value even in a mercantile capacity,
for the people of the world will have something else to do in seeking for salvation. The time
will come when the banks in every nation will fail, and only two places will be safe where
the people can deposit their gold and treasure. These places will be with the White Horse
and England’s vaults. A terrible revolution will take place in the land of America, such
as has never been seen before, for the land will be literally left without a supreme government,
and every species of wickedness will run rampant; it will be so terrible that father will be
against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother.
The most terrible scenes of murder and bloodshed and rapine that have ever been looked upon
will take place. Peace will be taken from the earth, and there will be no peace only
in the Rocky Mountains. This will cause hundreds and thousands of the honest in heart of the
world to gather there, not because they would be saints, but for safety, and because they
would not take up the sword against their neighbors. You will be so numerous that you
will be in danger of famine, but not for the want of seed time and harvest, but that so
many will have to be fed. Many will come with bundles under their arms to escape the calamities,
and there will be no escape, only by fleeing to Zion. Those that come to you will try and
keep the laws and be one with you, for they will see your unity and the greatness of your
organizations. The Turkish Empire or the Crescent will be one of the first powers that will
be disrupted as a power, for freedom must be given for the Gospel to be preached in
the Holy Land. The Lord took of the best blood of the nations, and planted them on the small
island now called England, or Great Britain, and gave them great powers in the nations
for a thousand years, and this power will continue with them, that they may keep the
balance of power, that they may keep Russia from usurping power over all the world. England
and France are now bitter enemies, but they will be allied together in order to keep Russia
from conquering the world. The two Popes, Greek and Catholic, will come together and
be united. The Protestant religions do not know how much they are indebted to Henry VIII
for throwing off the Pope’s bull and establishing the Protestant faith. He was the only monarch
that could do so at the time, and he did it because the nation was at his back to sustain
him. One of the peculiar features in England is the established red coat, a uniform making
so remarkable a mark to shoot at, and yet they have conquered wherever they have gone.
The reason for this will be known by them some day. The Lion and the Unicorn of England
is the ensign of Israel. The wisdom and statesmanship of England comes from there being so much
of the blood of Israel in the nation. While the terrible revolution of which mention has
been made is going on, England will be neutral until it becomes so inhuman that she will
interfere to stop the shedding of blood. England and France will then unite together and come
with intention to make peace, not to subdue the nation. They will find the nation so broken
up and so many claiming government, still there will be no [23] responsible government.
Then it will appear to the other nations or powers as though England had taken possession
of the country. The Black Horse will flee to the invaders and will join with them, for
they will have fear of becoming slaves again, knowing England does not believe in slavery,
fleeing to them, they believed would make them safe. Armed with British bayonets, the
doings of the Black Horse will be terrible.” So the Prophet said he could not bear to look
longer upon the scene as shown him in vision, that he asked the Lord to close the scene.
Continuing, he said: “During this time, the great White Horse will have gathered strength,
sending out elders to get the honest in heart of the United States to stand by the Constitution
of the United States, as it was given by inspiration of the Lord. In these days, God will set up
a kingdom, never to be thrown down, for other kingdoms to come unto, and these kingdoms
that will not let the Gospel be preached will be humbled until they will. England, Germany,
Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Holland, and Belgium have a considerable amount of
the blood of Israel among their people, which must be gathered. These nations will submit
to the Kingdom of God. England will do it as a whole, in comparison as she threw off
the Catholic power. The nobility know the Gospel is true, but it has not enough pomp
and grandeur and influence for them to embrace it. They are proud and will not acknowledge
the Kingdom of God, or come unto it until they see the power which it will have. Peace
and safety in the Rocky Mountains will be protected by a cord and band of the White
Horse and the Red Horse. The coming of the Ten Tribes of Israel, the coming of the Messiah
among His people, will be so natural that only those who see Him will know He has come,
but He will come and give His law unto Zion and minister unto His people. This will not
be His coming in the clouds of heaven to take vengeance on the world. The Temple in Jackson
County will be built in this generation. The saints will think there will not be time to
build it, but with all the great help you will receive, you can put up a great temple
quickly. You will have gold, silver, and precious stones, for these things only will be used
for beautifying the temple, all the skilled mechanics you want, and the Ten Tribes of
Israel to help you build it. When you see this land bounded with iron, you may look
toward Jackson County.” At this point he made a pause, and looking up as though the vision
was still in view, he said, “There is a land beyond the Rocky Mountains that will be invaded
by the heathen Chinese, unless great care and protection are given. Speaking of the
heathen, where there is no law there is no condemnation; this will apply to them. Power
will be given the White Horse to rebuke nations afar off and they will obey, not that they
will be one with the White Horse, but when the law goes forth, they will obey, for the
law will go forth from Zion. The last great struggle Zion will have to contend with will
be when the whole of America will be made the Zion of God. Those opposing will be called
Gog and Magog. The nations of the world led by the Russian Czar and their power will be
great, but all opposition will be overcome, and this land will be then the Zion of our


6 Responses

  1. jeffrey elliott

    February 10, 2014 10:44 pm

    None of the General Authorities are stating it is a false revelation; but, that their is insufficient evidence to canonize the revelation.

  2. Nephi Samuelson

    July 30, 2014 12:28 am

    The Mormons will sort this corrupt world out. I can't wait. I will fight alongside with the brethren.

  3. iDad

    October 31, 2015 5:41 pm

    “The ridiculous story about the ‘red horse,’ and ‘the black horse,’ and ‘the white horse,’ and a lot of trash that has been circulated about, and printed, and sent around as a great revelation given by the Prophet Joseph Smith….is simply false; that is all there is to it” President Joseph F. Smith (Conference Report, October 1918).


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