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Flee Not in Haste, But Make Haste to Flee

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Those assaying to come up to Zion are counseled not to flee in haste, but to flee none the less.


I prophesy, that that man who tarries after he has an opportunity of going, will be afflicted by the devil. Wars are at hand; we must not delay; but are required to sacrifice. We ought to have the building up of Zion as our greatest object. When wars come, we shall have to flee to Zion....The last revelation says, Ye shall not have time to have gone over the earth, until these things come. It will come as did the cholera, war, fires, and earthquakes; one pestilence after another, until the Ancient of Days comes, then judgment will be given to the Saints. (Joseph Smith, History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7 Vols. 3:390-91)     
15. But verily, thus saith the Lord, let not your flight be in haste, but let all things be prepared before you; and he that goeth, let him not look back lest sudden destruction shall come upon him. (All are commanded to flee from Babylon, come to Zion, and prepare for the great day of the Lord) D&C 133:10-15     
...let the work of the gathering be not in haste, nor by flight, but let all be done as it shall be counselled by the Elders of the Church, at the Conference, according to the knowledge which they receive from time to time...Let those therefore who are among the Gentiles flee unto Zion, and let them who be of Judah flee unto Jerusalem." * * * "Go ye out from among the nations even from Babylon, from the midst of wickedness which is spiritual Babylon: but verily thus saith the Lord let not your flight be in haste, but let all things be prepared before you."
(To the Saints of Christ Jesus, Scattered Abroad., Evening and Morning Star, vol. 1 (June 1832-May 1833), Vol. I. June, 1832. No. 1., p.2)