When I [George Q. Cannon] reached the Gardo House this morning President [Wilford] Woodruff showed me a revelation that he had received upon the question of which we were speaking yesterday. He said that he had prayed about it and the Lord had given him his word. I copy it herein: Sunday night, November 24, 1889 Thus saith the Lord to my servant Wilford, I, the Lord, have heard thyprayers and thyrequest and will answer thee by the voice of my spirit. Thus saith the Lord unto my servants the Presidency of my Church, who hold the keys of the kingdom of God upon the earth. I, the Lord, hold the destiny of the courts in your midst, and the destiny of this nation and all the nations of the earth, in mine own hands. And all that I have revealed and promised and decreed concerning the generation in which you live shall come to pass, and no power shall stay my hand. Let not my servants who are called to the presidency of my Church deny mu word or my law which concerns the salvation of the children of men Let them pray for the Holy Spirit, which shall be given them to guide them in their acts. Place not yourselves in jeopardy to your enemies by promise. Your enemies seek you destruction and the destruction of my people. If the saints will hearken unto my voice and the counsel of my servants, the wicked shall not prevail. Let my servants who officiate as your counselors before the courts, make their pleading as they are moved upon by the Holy Spirit, without any further pledges from the priesthood, and they shall be justified. I, the Lord, will hold the courts, with the officers of the government, and the nation, responsible for their acts towards the inhabitants of Zion. I, Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, am in your midst. I am your advocate with the Father. Fear not, little flock, it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the Kingdom. Fear not the wicked and ungodly Search the scriptures, for they are they that testify of me, and the revelations which I have given to my servant Joseph, and to all my servants since the world began, which are revealed in the records of divine truth. These revelations contain the judgments of God which are to be poured out upon all nations under heaven, which includes Great Babylon. These judgments are at the door. They will be fulfilled, as God lives. Leave judgment with me; it is mine, saith the Lord. Watch the signs of the times, they will show the fulfilment of the word of the Lord. Let me servants call upon the Lord in mighty prayer. Obtain the Holy Ghost as thy constant companion, and act as you are moved upon by that spirit and all will be well with you. The wicked are fast ripening in iniquity, and they will be cut off by the judgments of God. Great events await you in this generation, and are nigh at your door. Awake, O Israel, and have faith in God and His promises, and he will not forsake you. But I, the Lord, will deliver my saints from the dominion of the wicked in mine own due time and way. I cannot deny my word, neither in blessing nor judgment. Therefore, let mine anointed gird up their loins, watch and be sober, and keep my commandments. Pray always and faint not. Exercise faith in the Lord and in the promises of God. Be valiant in the testimony of Jesus Christ. The eyes of the Lord and the heavenly hosts are watching 522 over you and over your acts. Therefore be faithful until I come. I come quickly, to reward every man according to the deeds done in the body. Even so, Amen.
[George Q. Cannon Diary, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1910-1951, Privately Published, Salt Lake City, Utah 2010]