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From prison, Warren Jeffs tells followers world is ending

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COLORADO CITY, Ariz. -

Could violence erupt in Colorado City? Activity in Colorado City has authorities and those who monitor the religious sect concerned.

Even though he is in jail, convicted polygamist leader Warren Jeffs still communicates with his followers.

According to Warren Jeffs, the man who's been sentenced to life in prison, the world is coming to an end and apparently his followers are getting ready.

Warren Jeffs has been locked up since 2006 but that hasn't stopped him from reaching out to his followers.

"Warren Jeffs is continually sending out revelations since he has been locked up," says Flora Jessop.

According to Flora Jessop, a former member and now activist, Jeffs latest revelation is that the world is coming to an end soon. He's predicted that before and obviously been wrong, but those who follow the group believe this time it's much more serious.

"There is a different sense than there ever has been before."

Jessop says the local grocery store in Colorado City, seen here in this hidden camera video, abruptly shut down, and followers are being bused to a Wal-Mart store in Utah.

"They are now ordered that they must cash in all of their government checks and all of their groceries and those groceries are being delivered to the bishop storehouse in Colorado City and then the bishop decides who gets what."

But something else has bothered critics and authorities. According to Jessop, Warren Jeffs has ordered followers to place a sign with the word Zion on their homes -- possibly as a way to signal who is a follower and who isn't.

"If you look at the bible and the angel of death was coming through, taking all the first born sons, it is kind of the same premise. That has never happened before. So every house you drive through town and every house has the word Zion like big and huge above the doorway," says Jessop.

The fear is that Jeffs revelation could spark violence.

"When you are caught up in that sense of fanaticism nothing makes sense except what they tell you."

According to Jessop, when previous predictions that the world was ending did not come true, Jeffs blamed his followers for not being righteous enough.

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