Wilford Woodruff, as church president, receives revelation, which continued the defiant discourse with the church's enemies. He says that Jesus Christ himself promised protection for the church's practice of polygamy: "I, Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, am in your midst ... Awake, O. Israel, and have faith in God and His promises, and he will not forsake you. I the Lord will deliver my Saints from the domination of the wicked, in my own due time and way."
[Brigham Young Jr. writes: "His Presidency is not to make promises to their enemies nor concessions. The wicked are filling up their cup of iniquity. Thank God for this revelation, and as He commands we must seek for His holy spirit by mighty prayer."]
[Tungate, Mel, Mormon Polygamy, http://www.tungate.com/polygamy.htm]