For those who are Watching…

November 28, 2008

This blog is an outgrowth of its sister site  www.threewatches.blogspot.com which provides over 50 scriptural and prophetic evidences that the “Marvelous Work and a Wonder” spoken of in Isaiah and the Book of Mormon did not begin during Joseph Smith’s ministry and the coming forth of the Book of Mormon in the 1800’s.

The LDS restoration movement represented the laying of the FOUNDATION for the Marvelous Work and a Wonder that was to come forth four generations later. It is time for the Marvelous Work and a Wonder to happen NOW. It is our generation that will see it unfold.

After the saints failed to live the law of consecration and failed to redeem Zion during Joseph Smith’s 15 year ministry, the Lord told them they must wait for a “little season” of “chastisement” and “learning” before they could live the laws pertaining to Zion.

The Marvelous Work and a Wonder takes place when the Gentiles repent and accept the fulness of the gospel and it includes the coming forth of additional ancient records as detailed in the 4th chapter of Ether.

Behold, I have written upon these plates the very thingswhich the brother of Jared saw; and there never weregreater things made manifest than those which were made manifest unto the brother of Jared.

Wherefore the Lord hath commanded me to write them; and I have written them. And he commanded me that I should seal them up; and he also hath commanded that I should seal up the interpretation thereof; wherefore I have sealed up the interpreters, according to the commandment of the Lord.

For the Lord said unto me: They shall not go forth unto the Gentiles until the day that they shall repent of their iniquity, and become clean before the Lord.

And in that day that they shall exercise faith in me, saith the Lord, even as the brother of Jared did, that they may become sanctified in me, then will I manifest unto them the things which the brother of Jared saw, even to the unfolding unto them all my revelations, saith Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Father of the heavens and of the earth, and all things that in them are.

I believe the Marvelous Work and a Wonder is about to begin.

What is This Blog and Related Blogs and Youtubes About?

This blog deals with deep doctrinal, historical and prophecy related issues pertaining to the LDS Restoration Movement, the Restored Church and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It views history through the lens of prophecy and prophecy through the lens of LDS church history.

The blog and associated content assumes that the reader visiting this site has a foundational understanding and testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as detailed and witnessed of in the New Testament and further witnessed of in the Book of Mormon.

If you do not have a strong foundation in the New Testament you would be wise to leave this site and prayerfully begin reading the New Testament to gain a foundational understanding and testimony of Christ and his gospel.

One of the very first revelations that Joseph Smith received informed him that Christ was about to restore New Testament Christianity.

“And thus, if the people of this generation harden not their hearts, I will work a reformation among them, and I will put down all lyings, and deceivings, and priestcrafts, and envyings, and strifes, and idolatries, and sorceries, and all manner of iniquities, and I will establish my church, like unto the church which was taught by my disciples in the days of old.

And now if this generation do harden their hearts against my word, behold I will deliver them up unto Satan, for he reigneth and hath power at this time, for he hath got great hold upon the hearts of the people of this generation”

Everything that took place during Joseph Smith’s ministry, following the above declaration from the Lord, is predicated upon New Testament Christianity. Something the modern LDS Church has wandered away from.

Once you are grounded in the New Testament and desire to gain a greater understanding of the latter day saint restoration movement, it is suggested that the reader begin with the the three watches blog . Read every numbered post in chronological order beginning with the very first post which lays the foundation for the journey you are about to embark on. Posts that don’t have a “#1”, “#2”, etc. are not important.

After reviewing all of the evidences documenting the fact that the Marvelous Work and a Wonder did not begin during Joseph Smith’s ministry, it is suggested that you review  the following resources:

  • This blog– This blog contains over five hundred articles and can be difficult to navigate. To help the reader find topics of interest, click on the following link to review a pdf with links to the various articles. (the pdf is currently under construction and only provides a partial listing. Please check back.
  • The Chief Inspector Blog  Part One and Part Two
  • My Youtube Series on “The Secret History of Mormonism Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
  • The book, “Solving the Prophet Puzzle, transforming a crisis of faith into a spiritual awakening“. This book provide the true Biblical profile of who Joseph Smith really was and what his full calling is. It documents how Joseph Smith, the latter day Moses offered up an atonement offering in behalf of latter day Israel after they rejected the fulness, much the same way the Moses offered himself as an atonement offering for ancient Israel after they rejected the fulness. The book provides answers to most of the criticisms made by skeptics of the restoration. The book can be ordered through Amazon.

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The book, “Solving the Prophet Puzzle” (click here to order on Amazon) ”  reveals the secret history of the LDS restoration movement.

The book provides a detailed timeline of events during Joseph Smith’s 15 year public Ministry.

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Three chapters of my book address the topic of the intercessory atonement offering. I feel that the documentation I have provided is beyond compelling in showing that Joseph Smith is the COVENANT SERVANT of the Lord in the last days who began the work of the Lord and will finish it under the direction of, and in conjunction with, Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

The book has not had it’s final proofing and is therefore currently being sold for $19 instead of $49.

The book is over 600 pages long with over 1200 historical and scriptural references.


“Wherefore, the Lord commandeth you, when ye shall see these things come among you that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation”

April 6, 2020

 

22 And whatsoever nation shall uphold such secret combinations, to get power and gain, until they shall spread over the nation, behold, they shall be destroyed; for the Lord will not suffer that the blood of his saints, which shall be shed by them, shall always cry unto him from the ground for vengeance upon them and yet he avenge them not.

23 Wherefore, O ye Gentiles, it is wisdom in God that these things should be shown unto you, that thereby ye may repent of your sins, and suffer not that these murderous combinations shall get above you, which are built up to get power and gain—and the work, yea, even the work of destruction come upon you, yea, even the sword of the justice of the Eternal God shall fall upon you, to your overthrow and destruction if ye shall suffer these things to be.

24 Wherefore, the Lord commandeth you, when ye shall see these things come among you that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation, because of this secret combination which shall be among you; or wo be unto it, because of the blood of them who have been slain; for they cry from the dust for vengeance upon it, and also upon those who built it up.

 

 

 

 

 

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Preparing for a “Hinge Point” Moment in Time

April 1, 2020

“a hinge is a point in a lesson when you need to check if students are ready to move on, and if yes, in which direction; a hingepoint question is a diagnostic question that you ask your students when you reach the hinge, responses to which give you evidence about what you and your students need to do next.”

Wow!

Things are really starting to heat up with regard to President Nelson’s claims that the April conference and 200th anniversary of the first vision represents a prophetic “hinge point” event.

I recently received a text from a well meaning relative suggesting that I am running out of time to repent and accept President Nelson as the true prophet of God on the earth.

I really appreciate his concern for my soul. Very few people have tried to save it. I suppose most don’t think it is worth saving. 😉

A New Earthquake in Idaho

Yesterday there was a sizable earthquake in Challis Idaho that really shook my house. It was quite exciting.

One of my readers that lives by Boise sent me an email asking if I felt it. He seems to believe that the anticipated Gail Smith earthquake is going to take place tomorrow on the 2nd of April.

Frankly, I am not holding my breath.

New Prophets Have Arisen in Our Midst

I have some interesting things to share in this post about some prophetic claims that people are making, so put your seat belt and crash helmet on.

It seems like we have had a dry spell for several years in this regard but now things are starting to heat up.

First, there is a fascinating gentleman who has been accurately predicting the events of the stock market using his interpretation of the prophecies in the Book of Daniel!

He apparently pulled his money out of the market just before the recent huge down turn took place.

His name is Bo Polny

Perhaps the most remarkable claim that he is making is that April 21st of this year marks a major shift in world events. (the time of Passover)

To the best of my memory he said the following thing in the interview that I listened to:

“We are going to see God’s hand intervene on our world… it will be a new era in time.. God is bringing his kingdom to this earth”

Could this guy possibly be right?

Is it time for the Kingdom of God that Daniel spoke about to finally come forth in power?

Joseph Smith’s Inspired Prayer

We know from Joseph Smith’s inspired prayer in section 65 that the kingdom is going to return when one who is mighty and powerful comes down from on high and goes forth in the earth to prepare the way of the Lord.

This coming event can only happen because the Lord had previously committed the keys of the kingdom of God to man on the earth during Joseph Smith’s ministry.

The Lord clearly states that it is from those who had the keys previously committed to them that the gospel will roll forth.

The committing of those keys all happened during Joseph’s first ministry. It is clearly documented. Here is the inspired prayer that speaks about when the kingdom that Joseph Smith was instrumental in restoring will return to the earth-

1 Hearken, and lo, a voice as of one sent down from on high, who is mighty and powerful, whose going forth is unto the ends of the earth, yea, whose voice is unto men—Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

2 The keys of the kingdom of God are committed unto man on the earth, and from thence shall the gospel roll forth unto the ends of the earth, as the stone which is cut out of the mountain without hands shall roll forth, until it has filled the whole earth.

3 Yea, a voice crying—Prepare ye the way of the Lord, prepare ye the supper of the Lamb, make ready for the Bridegroom.

4 Pray unto the Lord, call upon his holy name, make known his wonderful works among the people.

5 Call upon the Lord, that his kingdom may go forth upon the earth, that the inhabitants thereof may receive it, and be prepared for the days to come, in the which the Son of Man shall come down in heaven, clothed in the brightness of his glory, to meet the kingdom of God which is set up on the earth.

6 Wherefore, may the kingdom of God go forth, that the kingdom of heaven may come, that thou, O God, mayest be glorified in heaven so on earth, that thine enemies may be subdued; for thine is the honor, power and glory, forever and ever. Amen.

Could it really be time for the kingdom of God to begin rolling forth for the last time as prophetically foretold in the Book of Danial?

Bo Polny Said the Market is going to Fall Again

But I digress. Getting back to Bo Polny-

He predicted the recent fall in the market and he claims that a greater one is about to take place

He also thinks that gold and silver will shoot upwards when the market falls. You can view his slide presentation here

You can watch a recent interview of his below

 

Will the Kingdom be Restored in April?

Frankly, it would make sense to me if the kingdom was restored to the earth this April.

Why?

Because of the timeline theory that I presented decades ago.

I still believe it is close to being accurate.

If so, this April marks the beginning of a sequence of two seven years periods before the projected end of the sixth seal takes place in about 2033.

Does it seem likely that the Marvelous Work would need 14 years to be fulfilled before the end of the sixth seal?

Perhaps not.

But perhaps.

There is still much that needs to take place before the second coming in glory.

Obviously, this is all pure speculation.

I am not predicting anything with regard to when things will happen.

I am just saying that it would be exciting, and it would make sense if the dream that Joseph Smith had about the kingdom being restored to the earth is about to take place.

False Prophets always Precede True Prophets

In a sermon given late in Joseph Smith’s ministry he gave a veiled warning about his future return to the earth. He claimed that he would return as the angel flying in the midst of heaven with the everlasting gospel.( Spoken of in the Book of Revelation and Section 133)

He warned that before this event would take place, there would be false prophets that would rise up and deceive the very elect if possible.

He also acknowledged the contemporary accusations that had been made about him being fallen prophet.

Although he did not deny being a fallen prophet, he assured his listeners that he would rather be a fallen prophet than a false prophet!

“..I get testimony to bear me out in the revelations that I have preached for the last 14 years–the old German, Latin, Greek and Hebrew translations all say it is true, they cannot be impeached, and therefore I am in good company–

all the testimony is, that the Lord in the last days would commit the keys of the Priesthood to a witness over all people–has the Gospel of the Kingdom commenced in the last days? and will God take it from the man, until he takes him, himself?

I have read it precisely as the words flowed from the lips of Jesus Christ–John the Revelator saw an angel flying thro’ the midst of heaven, having the everlasting Gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, &c. (Rev. 14:6) the Scripture is ready to be fulfilled when great wars, famines, pestilence, great distress, judgments, &c are ready to be poured out on the Inhabitants of the Earth

John saw the angel having the holy Priesthood who should preach the everlasting gospel to all nations,–God had an angel, a special messenger, ordained, & prepared for that purpose in the last days—

Woe! Woe! be to that man, or set of men, who lift up their hands against God and his Witness in these last days.–for they shall deceive almost the very chosen ones—

my apostate enemies say that I have been a true prophet–& I had rather be a fallen true prophet, than a false prophet; when a man goes about prophesying and commands men to obey his teachings, he must be either a true or false prophet; (Ref)

There are no doubt lots of Christians and Mormons that are starting to arise with prophetic warnings and claims and timeline predictions. 2020 seems to be a perceived  prophetic tipping point for non-Mormons as well as Mormons that are attempting to discern the signs of the times.

Regarding members of the LDS Church, one of the many people who is proffering his view of the prophetic timeline is a guy that publishes stuff on facebook. You can view his site here

A New Timeline Video Has gone Viral

However the really big news is an LDS fellow that posted a video on his version of the end times timeline just three weeks ago and he already has nearly 200,000 views and nearly 800 comments!

One of the truly remarkable things about his youtube comments is that precious few LDS viewers are exhibiting any critical thinking skills or serious knowledge of the scriptures.

All most all of the comments are positive ones. They all seem to be buying what he is selling.

He arrives at some outrageous assumptions and presents them as facts.

He claims that President Nelson’s declaration that we are approaching the “hinge point” actually means that we are nearing the end of the “half hour of silence” spoken of in scripture-

I think his timeline presentation and the massive following that he has accumulated in such a short time is a sign of the times, but not in the sense that his presentation is accurate.

You can listen to the nonsense and decide for yourself where he is getting his inspiration from.

 

Some good friends of mine sent me the youtube and told me how impressed they were with his wonderful research.

They asked me to provide feedback as to how accurate I thought his timeline is.

I am providing my email response below (with a few clarifications added)

My First Response

 I haven’t really listened to it all the way through but I think I have the gist… I think his timeline is a joke. No real scriptural backing to it…

Their Reply

How interesting that you haven’t finished it and yet feel there is not scriptural backing…? He is continually citing scripture… I finally was just able to finish it. I think you should too.

 I definitely found it interesting and thought the astrology part in particular would interest you as you’ve been into the heavenly signs since I can remember.

If nothing else, as an avid participant in timelines on this very subject, I would think you’d appreciate the research and scripture put into this… and I’m shocked you’d come to a conclusion before even fully hearing it out to see if there are any nuggets of wisdom that resonate.

My Second Response

I think I heard enough to get the gist..

I blogged about the astrology part of it years ago.. in fact I think he may have gotten parts of that from my blog…

He is just taking old stuff that has been analyzed by lots of prophecy scholars and he is retrofitting and reinterpreting it and putting a different spin on it to try and justify his timeline theory which is based on pure speculation and the manipulation of scripture and church historical events.

Here is one of the the graphics I used when speaking about the astrology part of his presentation on my blog.


IMO absolutely nothing that he says to arrive at his timeline of events has any credibility; there are many scriptural contradictions in what he is saying..

Claiming that we entered the seventh seal 20 years ago is ludicrous… read what section 77 and the Book of Revelation says will happen in the beginning of the seventh seal! None of that has taken place.

If that were true, the saints would have begun gathering to Zion about 20 years ago or earlier.

There is absolutely no way that we are 20 years into the seventh seal. If that were true our probation will be over within about one week…

Further, If it is true, the quickening and catching up spoken of in Section 88 will begin happening within a week. Do you really think that is about to happen without all of the other events that need to take place long before that event ?

    • 95 And there shall be silence in heaven for the space of half an hour; and immediately after shall the curtain of heaven be unfolded, as a scroll is unfolded after it is rolled up, and the face of the Lord shall be unveiled;
    • 96 And the saints that are upon the earth, who are alive, shall be quickened and be caught up to meet him.
    • 97 And they who have slept in their graves shall come forth, for their graves shall be opened; and they also shall be caught up to meet him in the midst of the pillar of heaven—
    • 98 They are Christ’s, the first fruits, they who shall descend with him first, and they who are on the earth and in their graves, who are first caught up to meet him; and all this by the voice of the sounding of the trump of the angel of God.

He is claiming that the half our of silence is about to end and that it began with the hosana shout at the dedication of the Palmyra Temple… seriously!?!?… are you expecting to be caught up into the cloud beginning in one week?

According to President Benson, the church is still under condemnation!!!

According to the book of Mormon, more records still need to come forth before any of that can happen and the gentiles still need to repent before the final records come forth. It hardly appears that the saints are ready to be caught up.

According to the Book of Mormon and D&C the Marvelous Work and a Wonder has not even started yet. Hence, we are not wait for the end, we are waiting for the beginning of the end.

It certainly won’t take long to see how accurate his claim is on that one!

 

Also, he makes the classic mistake of assuming the timeline lasts for a total of 7,000 years instead of total of 8,000 years, composed of 7,000 temporal years plus a space of 1,000 thousand years which is the paradisiacal millennium, like Joseph Fielding Smith said.

He assumes that the seventh seal of temporal time is synonymous with the “space of a thousand years” which does not take place in temporal time. It is the paradisiacal millennium when the earth leaves temporal time between the beginning of the seventh seal the “little season”

He apparently does not understand that “meridian of time” means “middle of time”, and therefore it does not make sense to have the middle of time sandwiched between a four thousand year period and a three thousand year period

Here is what JFS Smith says about this topic in Doctrines of Salvation-

“[O]ur Savior came in the meridian of time. That dispensation is called the dispensation of the meridian of time. This means that it was about halfway from the beginning of “time” to the end of “time.”. Anyone who desires can figure it for himself that our Lord came about 4,000 years from the time of the fall

The millennium is to come some time following the 2,000 years after his coming. Then there is to be the millennium for 1,000 years, and following that a “little season,” the length of which is not revealed, but which may bring “time” to its end about 8,000 years from the beginning.”(Doctrines of Salvation 1:81, emphasis in original) .

(Page79-81 Volume One Doctrines of Salvation See also the thesis of Arch Bishop Ussher who spent his life studying the time line of the earth from a literal interpretation of the Bible)

 

The following simplistic graphic is a representation of the meridian of time centered in an eight thousand year timeline which is consistent with what President Smith taught;

 



The link below is to an article I originally wrote a few decades ago. I believe it sheds light on the real truth behind some of the sensational interpretations the guy is giving.

I believe this guy has floated out into deep end of the swimming pool when he should have stayed in the shallow end of the pool.

Here is the article to my timeline research..

My Timeline Research

 

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The Vision of Gail Smith – and the Dilemma of the Remnant Movement

March 30, 2020

A few days ago I got a comment from someone responding to my post about Trump tweeting that we should not allow the cure to be worse than the disease.

She referenced a vision of Gail Smith:

Trump tweet 23 March 2020

Interpreted as

The 15 days from 1st Utah quake 18 March 2020 that made Moroni drop trumpet to 2 April 2020 next big quake 15 days latter as Interpreted in Gail Smith Vision.?

She appears to be providing an inspired declaration (speculation) that the first earthquake in Gail’s vision of many years ago just took place on March 18th.

It appears as she feels the dropping of the trumpet is some kind of sign that this is the specific earthquake was the first in the two part sequence mentioned in Gails vision.

Further, she points out that 15 days later the second great earthquake will take place on April 2nd, if in fact Gail’s vision is correct and if in fact the first earthquake in the vision is the one that took place on March 18th.

I don’t have a speculation to offer as to whether we will have a major earthquake in Utah on April 2nd.

Obviously, it won’t take long to see if her interpretation of the prophecy comes to pass.

I must admit that the dropping of the trumpet by Moroni seems somewhat providential.

After all, according to the revelations that Joseph Smith brought forth, the “sound of a trump” is used both literally and figuratively in scripture to represent and identify the exact time when God’s earthly servants and heavenly angels will declare a multitude of things.

Included in the sounding of trumps narratives in scripture is the time when God’s servants will return to declare the gospel message, cry repentance, give the voice of judgment and mercy, declare the truth of the revelations and commandments given to Joseph Smith, and deliver the VOICE OF WARING.

Yet we have a dilemma.

The men who own the statute of Moroni and the temple it sits one, and are responsible to take the Book of Mormon to the world and claim to be God’s authorized servants, do not deliver the voice of warning in power the way that the scriptures detail that they should.


Because of this, they seem to have dropped the ball in their supposed claim of being God’s authorized watchmen on the wall. In other words, the implication is that the trumpet that represents the sounding of the gospel and the voice of warning has been dropped.


Was the dropping of the trumpet by Moroni a message to us from God or just a random event?

I don’t know.

There are countless interpretations that could be superimposed upon the dropping of the trumpet.

Isaiah looked at our day and the modern church and exclaimed that:


His watchmen are blind, They are all ignorant; They are all dumb dogs, They cannot bark; Sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.”

The time when the final voice of warning goes forth to the entire world for the last time is clearly delineated in the following passages in section 1:

4 And the voice of warning shall be unto all people, by the mouths of my disciples, whom I have chosen in these last days.

5 And they shall go forth and none shall stay them, for I the Lord have commanded them.

6 Behold, this is mine authority, and the authority of my servants, and my preface unto the book of my commandments, which I have given them to publish unto you, O inhabitants of the earth.

7 Wherefore, fear and tremble, O ye people, for what I the Lord have decreed in them shall be fulfilled.

8 And verily I say unto you, that they who go forth, bearing these tidings unto the inhabitants of the earth, to them is power given to seal both on earth and in heaven, the unbelieving and rebellious;

9 Yea, verily, to seal them up unto the day when the wrath of God shall be poured out upon the wicked without measure—

10 Unto the day when the Lord shall come to recompense unto every man according to his work, and measure to every man according to the measure which he has measured to his fellow man.

11 Wherefore the voice of the Lord is unto the ends of the earth, that all that will hear may hear:

12 Prepare ye, prepare ye for that which is to come, for the Lord is nigh;

13 And the anger of the Lord is kindled, and his sword is bathed in heaven, and it shall fall upon the inhabitants of the earth.

14 And the arm of the Lord shall be revealed; and the day cometh that they who will not hear the voice of the Lord, neither the voice of his servants, neither give heed to the words of the prophets and apostles, shall be cut off from among the people;

As you can see, when the final voice of warning is declared it will be done with POWER.

So much POWER that nobody can stop them.

No Godless political regime will be able to stop the voice of warning and prevent them in any way from delivering their message of warning and gathering God’s people

Ruthless communist dictatorships will not stop them.

Not even the mandates from so-called democratic government officials and healthcare professionals enforced by law enforcement and the military.

However it is possible that when the servants first return, they will not go forth in power at the beginning of their final ministry. It could start out slowly before the fulness of power is manifest as a test, to see if people will believe their claims and the scripture they bring forth.

By the way, if Satan and his minions knew in advance when the true servants of the Lord were about to make their appearance, don’t you think they would engineer some kind of pretext for taking away civil liberties and limiting gatherings and having public meetings?

Back in the days of Joseph Smith, public gatherings were instrumental in getting the word out quickly. In our times the Internet and other technologies enable the word to spread much quicker, however, all of those technologies could be shut down overnight.

It is interesting however that the D&C implies that when the marvelous work begins, the message may go forth discreetly from neighbor to neighbor:

let your preaching be the warning voice, every man to his neighbor,..” and “and it becometh every man who hath been warned to warn his neighbor.”

The last voice of warning by the true servants of the Lord will ultimately sober people up and get their attention. It will cause people to fear and tremble.

The true servants will be sealing up both the righteous and the wicked when they go forth. That is not being done by the current missionaries or the current leadership of the church who claim apostolic authority.

But enough about Moroni dropping his trump. Read into that anything you will or even just consider it to be a coincidence that it happened during this time of great fear of a plague.

Let us turn our attention to the significance of the prophecies and visions given by Gail Smith and other similar self proclaimed visionaries.

I have previously blogged about the so-called remnant movement that follows the teachings and claims and visions of the following self proclaimed luminaries:

1- The writings of Avraham Gileadi
2- Podcasts, talks and writings of Mike Stroud
3- Selected writings and talks of Ezra Taft Benson
4- The Book titled “Visions of Glory” by John Pontius
5- The dreams, visions and writings by Sarah Menet
6- The dreams, visions and writings of Julie Rowe
7- The dreams, visions, writings and lectures of Mechelle (Shelle) McDermott
8- A collection of hundreds of other visions which have been collected and published by Roger K. Young.

I suppose I could have included Gail Smith in the above listing when I wrote the article because I consider Gail Smith’s revelatory spirit to be classed among the same spirit as the people listed above.

However, Gail is in a sub-category of her own because she is no longer a member of the church and is no longer using her revelatory mantle to tell people to put their faith in the arm of flesh and follow the leaders of the church. Nevertheless, I see the same problem with her visions as I see with the visions of Sarah Menet, Julie Rowe and Mechelle McDermott.

What is the problem I see with their visions of earthquakes, famine, pestilence, disease and wars?

The problem I see is that none of their visions incorporate or interrelate with or even acknowledge the coming restoration and the return of God’s servants as spoken of in scripture. All of them assume that the last restoration and marvelous work began about 200 years ago. None of their visions of destruction inform us that we are all in apostasy and need to prepare ourselves to repent.

Let me ask you a question.

Which is more important and essential to being spiritually prepared for the events of the last days, the knowledge that great temporal calamities and tribulations are coming, or the knowledge that we need to repent and prepare ourselves to received the fulness of the gospel and priesthood when God’s servants return?

The answer should be obvious.

Anyone can claim to have had a vision of coming tribulations and they will probably be right since those things have already been declared in scripture.

This is why it really has very little significance to me as to whether or not there will be an earthquake on April 2nd. That knowledge does not prepare people for the most important end times event that is about to take place.

After the commenter her comment about the Gail Smith prophecy, she later returned and made the following comments:

“I read Gail Smith Vision in 2001when i left the church.

It now fits the Spring early morning Quake March timeframe of 2020 Economic Collapse on 8 March. Gregory Mannarino youtube confirmed collapse with 2 video on 9th March

8th March Economic Collapse to 18 March Quake Utah is 10 days. 18 March to 2 April Quake is 15 day period.

Take Care. And God Bless The Latter Day Saints. May God bring you through the Storm in safety

 

Gails Smiths Vision Website Ref Nofearpreps

“Within 10 days of the economic collapse we have the first earthquake affecting Utah which takes place early in the morning, about 4 or 5 am.”

“The second earthquake affecting Utah takes place about 15 days after the first and also takes place in the early morning around 4 or 5 am. This earthquake is like the world has never seen and affects a much larger area than just Utah.”

What exactly is someone expected to do with the above information? How does it help them to repent and prepare themselves spiritually for what is about to take place?

From a temporal perspective, are Utahn’s supposed to flee from Utah on April 1st to avoid destruction? Are they supposed to seek cover under the kitchen table at 4 AM on April 2nd ?

Is that the significance of the vision?

Why would the Lord warn of impending doom if no instructions are given?

From a spiritual preparation perspective, Gail has apparently left the church (or been excommunicated from it) so her message does not really direct people to follow the brethren nor does it give any spiritual guidance as to what to do.

In the case of any fulfillment of prophetic visions and dreams of Sarah, Julie, and Mechelle, their advice is to follow the prophet of the LDS church because they seem to be oblivious to the fact that we are all in apostasy and that the Marvelous Work has not started yet and that when it does, the true servants of God will return to the vineyard to cry repentance and gather the elect.

So here is the $64 question, should a person gain credibility as truly having the spirit of prophecy and truly being a servant of the Lord if in fact they have a prophetic vision that comes to pass, even if it only causes confusion and distress, or worse, causes people to put their faith in the arm of flesh and false prophets rather than the true servants?

I don’t think so.

Scripture informs us that there will be people who give prophecies that will be fulfilled even though they are not true servants of the Lord. Hence the sobering reminder in JST Matthew 7:

“And many will say unto me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name; and in thy name cast out devils; and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I say, Ye never knew me; depart from me ye that work iniquity.”

PS I want to thank the commenter for referring to Gregory Mannarino.

I really enjoy his commentary on the economy and think he is quite informed about it. He obviously knows something since he liquidated his stocks just before the recent 30% drop in the stock market.

The following YouTube of his contains some really good information about the economy.

BTW his very last bit of advice during the last few minutes of the youtube contains the most important advice that he gives and it is not financial advice.

 

 

 


Reality Check: “Epidemiologist [at the Imperial College of London] behind Highly-Cited Coronavirus Model Admits He Was Wrong, Drastically Revises Model”   

March 27, 2020

If you want to have a reality check on just how serious the CV really is or isn’t, watch the video below.

If you are pressed for time, begin at the 1:25 mark and listen for about 15-25 minutes

It is really quite shocking how this illness is being used as a pretext to destroy the economy.

As you know, one of the primary reasons that governments all over the world including ours have taken the drastic measures they have, is because the model published by the Imperial College of London projected catastrophic numbers of potential deaths from the virus.

But now the guy who created the model has made a shocking admission-

“Epidemiologist [at the Imperial College of London] behind Highly-Cited Coronavirus Model Admits He Was Wrong, Drastically Revises Model”

 

Other researchers who had published credible and much more conservative models are shaking their heads in wonderment as to why the powers that be only focused on the sensational model published by the Imperial College.

But there is more to this story.

It has to do with projections of how many deaths are related to the rise in unemployment.

(confess, I never would have thought about that because I had no idea that unemployment had a serious affect on the mortality rate)

Sadly, the Imperial College and the mainstream media conveniently neglected to provide that model concerning the increase of deaths when unemployment rises when they provided the erroneous one about the virus. Had they done so, governments may not have been quite so quick to overreact.

Will the mainstream media report this????

I think not.

The hype and hysteria and fearmongering and pressure to keep the economy shut down will probably continue because there is a secret agenda behind the story-line being created for public consumption.

Special thanks again to the Fishers for passing this on.
[Editorial Note] I am not suggesting that the Coronavirus in not real or that people are not dying from it or that we should not take precautions. Clearly it can be dangerous and deadly and we need to use good judgment.
The question is, does it justify the extreme response that it is getting with regard to crippling or destroying the economy and taking away civil liberties.
BTW Influenza — known as the common flu — has infected as many as 45 million Americans since October and killed as many as 46,000, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This compares to about 100,000 people infected with the Coronavirus and about 1500 deaths during the last two months that it has been detected in America. We learn from other countries like China that the disease begins to flat-line within about three or four months.
It appears as if the panic and histaria created by national leaders and the liberal media is unwarranted and that the measures taken with regard to the economy are unjustified.
It also appears as if many more deaths will be caused by the rising unemployment numbers than by the virus. Further, if the entire economy collapses, the death toll potentially becomes astronomical from the chaos that will follow.
Indeed, the “cure” may be much more deadly than the disease.

“We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem..”

March 23, 2020

On Saturday the US past 20,000 cases of the Coronavirus.

We exceeded 30,000 yesterday.

We will probably surpass 40,000 today.

We will possibly surpass China by next weekend assuming that the numbers they are posting are accurate.

The panic continues to grow.. And yet.. there is another interesting story that is finally  beginning to emerge

Last night President Trump made a very profound tweet.

Finally!

Today , Governor Quomo, of New York, also began to back-pedal a little bit in his rhetoric as he warned that there needs to be a balance between protecting lives and economic viability:

“We also have to plan the pivot back to economic functionality, right? You can’t stop the economy forever. So we need to start to think about does very one stay out of work? Should young people go back to work sooner ? .. there is a theory of risk stratification that Dr Capps at Yale University is working on that state: isolate the vulnerable people but don’t isolate everyone, because most people are not vulnerable to it.. the survival rate of those that have been exposed to it is like 98%! A lot of people get it but very few people die from it.”

Unfortunately, people like Trump and Quomo might be a day late and a dollar short in having their epiphanies because the rash and bold decisions that have already been made could have long lasting consequences and the contents that has been catapulted out of Pandora’s box may never be restored before the box is securely shut again.

I am going to suggest that the above tweet from Trump and the comments of Governor Quomo are finally identifying the bigger threat than the virus. If the opening of Pandora’s box results in the beginning of the end of the global financial system there will be many more deaths from starvation, the chaos of civil strife, and the riots and wars that result from it, than the relatively minuscule number of deaths caused by the virus.

In other words, if things do not return to normal after 15 days, the current chain reaction of the domino effect that we are currently witnessing will prevent us from recovering from the slippery slope that we are quickly sliding down. For that matter, we may never recover even if we do attempt to return back to normalcy after 15 days, as Trump is hinting at.

A few days ago I posted about the financial models created by the Imperial College of London. Major news organizations like the New York Times have observed that the report was instrumental in getting Britain and the US to take drastic actions:

New York Times:

Behind the Virus Report That Jarred the U.S. and the U.K. to Action
“…The report, which warned that an uncontrolled spread of the disease could cause as many as 510,000 deaths in Britain, triggered a sudden shift in the government’s comparatively relaxed response to the virus. American officials said the report, which projected up to 2.2 million deaths in the United States from such a spread, also influenced the White House to strengthen its measures to isolate members of the public…”

One of my readers challenged the accuracy of the predictive financial models relating to the effects of the virus that have been projected by the Imperial College of London which seems to be the basis for how the US government and other governments are reacting to the virus.

I agreed with my commenter who was challenging the accuracy of the report.

I pointed out that I had spotlighted the models in a post, not because I agreed with them, but rather because I was providing the context behind and pretext used for the government’s radical response to the virus and the related panic and economic turmoil that is spreading right now.

I have previously blogged about the fact that the implosion of the financial system was a foregone conclusion before the virus was every unleashed on the global public. It appears as if the virus is being used as a scapegoat for the destruction of the economy.

In my opinion, the Jesuit inspired models being provided by the Imperial College are provided for the very purpose of causing panic , reducing world population, destroying the global financial system, taking away our civil liberties, and further transforming the economic structure of the world into a one-world financial dictatorship leading to the narrative described in the Book of Revelation.

What an ingenious way to put the finishing touches on the desired cashless economy that the eletes have been pushing for for decades. “Don’t touch paper currency.. it transmits the germs that give you the virus… use your debit card!”

The current shit-storm we are witnessing has been scripted by the secret combination spoken of in the Book of Mormon and it is doing exactly what they want it to do.

I then went way out on a limb and suggested that conspiracy theorist David Icke is correct when he observed that it is ludicrous to put a serious hold on the economy by shutting down businesses and essentially placing a quarantine on everyone including the 80% that have healthy immune systems that will not be seriously adversely effected by the virus.

Rather, we should only quarantine the 20% that have compromised immune systems that are at serious risk of dying from the virus. “We should focus on those that are in danger.. cocoon them with compassion and support” while the remainder of the people continue to work and maintain the fragile economy that we have.

By addressing the problem that way, the economy would have been salvaged, assuming that it wasn’t about to collapse anyway.

Yes, what Icke is suggesting is very unpopular and he initially seemed to be the lone voice of reason out there. Although public figures are now starting to admit that there needs to be a more balanced and objective look at how to address both the concern of the virus with the concern of the economy.

Of course politicians will never acknowledge that wing-nuts like Icke had some profound advice to offer, instead, they dig up a “risk stratification” report from Yale University the advises to only isolate the vulnerable people.

It is shocking to me how 99% of the sheeple were so overcome with panic and fear that they checked their brains at the door and blindly went along with this insanity without any critical thinking at all.

And yet, the handwriting on the wall is becoming so apparent, so quickly, that even people like President Trump and Governor Quomo are already beginning to see the devastating financial consequences of the actions that have been taken.

Trumps tweet is astoundingly profound even though his observation and any actions taken at the end of 15 days may be too late to do any good. After all, the cult that controls the artificial fiat money system apparently wants the existing economy to collapse so that they can transition us into a different type of by and sell system like the one described in the Book of Revelation.

Recently Fed governor Bullard forecast that GDP of the country will decline by 50% in the next three months. The great depression took three years before it began to remotely look that bad! He also said the country will go to unemployment numbers that the country has never seen before, almost overnight.

What are the chances that we will be able to return back to normalcy after the dubious 15 days have expired?

It took China 60 days to create a flat line that they are claiming to have achieved. Is it reasonable to assume that we can accomplish the desired flat line within 15 days without risking the long-term viability of the economy?

What will the markets do during the remainder of the 15 day period? Will there be any markets to even observe? Just today they announced that the markets are expected to plummet and perhaps even be shut down.

At the time of this writing, the markets are down another 700+ points

All we can do is sit back and watch the fulfillment of prophecy unfold. Those that fear God and are prepared to repent when the servants return back to the vineyard do not need to be fearful. We have been commanded to “fear not”.

Praise God for his holy word and the comfort they provide.

 

BTW The Fishers in Missouri sent me this.

[editorial note:]

President Trump just shared a story about a man with the virus that was deathly ill and about to die. He had said goodbye to his wife and family. It appeared as if he was about to expire, however, they gave him Chloroquine since he had nothing to lose from taking it.

Within hours he had a miraculous recovery.

Does the mainstream media and the powerful delite that are spreading panic and doom don’t want you to know about this?

No.

Chloroquine does not fit into this scripted event and their agenda.


Essential Oldies but Goodies Part Nine: “Simply Types and Shadows or the Literal Fulfillment?”

March 23, 2020

In relation to the book I am working on about the prophetic history of Mormonism, I have been going through all of my old posts and categorizing they by topic.

This document will provide a quick and easy way for me to find relevant links that will provide detailed documentation to the one page summaries that I will be providing.

The listing of prophetic snippets that will require one page summaries is now over 100 and the list continues to grow each day.  I am really enjoying the project because I am seeing things I have never seen before in the revelations that Joseph Smith brought forth.

When I get done categorizing the links to past  articles according to topic, I will provide it in a pdf for those that have complained about how difficult it is to navigate the hundreds of articles on this site.

I think this pdf will be very helpful in navigating the site and finding specific topics that one is looking for.

Essential Oldies but Goodies

Some time ago I started a series that highlights some of the more important topics and more popular posts that I have written. I call it Essential Oldies but Goodies

Since I have forgotten many of the posts I have written, even including the more popular ones, I often identify likely posts and articles for inclusion into this series by simply looking at my blog analytics to see which posts seem to be hitting a nerve with people.

This often happens when other bloggers refer people to my blog and provide links to my articles.

This is how I got the idea on which article to highlight for this edition of the series. It is  titled:

Simply Types and Shadows or the Literal Fulfillment? Part Two: 16 Prophetic Evidences in Modern Revelation of Joseph Smith’s Return

You can access the article in the above link.

My Analytics led me to John Pratt

When my analytics showed lots of people reading that blog post, it caused me to re-read it. It took me several paragraphs before I remembered writing it. LOL (I think I may have written a similar post and that is why I had forgotten this one)

My growing dementia is a really interesting thing in that it seems to only effect certain types of memories and it seems to fade in and out depending on sleep patterns and diet.

Anyway, it turns out that the person that is currently directing people to that old post, is John Pratt.

He is using the documentation in that post in conjunction for his latest article promoting his belief that that Joseph Smith returns in the third watch.

More specifically he postulates that Joseph Smith has returned in the person of Mauricio Berger.

I appreciate John’s passion for the gospel and his endless research that results in lots of thoughtful articles that cover a diverse number of topics mostly having to do with ancient calendars.

It is also nice of him to give credit to people for their contribution to scholarly topics.

Thank you John.

John Pratt’s article can be viewed here.

Since it is about 200 years since the first vision, I think it is appropriate to share the work that John Pratt did in conjunction with John Lefgren regarding their research into the actual date of the first vision.

I have no idea if their findings are accurate but I applaud them for the research they have done and their interest in really important topics. It is exciting to think that we are celebrating the 200th anniversary of the first vision.

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Listing of previous Essential Oldies

Essential Oldies but Goodies Part Eight: The War in Heaven did not take place in the pre-existence… and “first estate” means mortal probation.

Essential Oldies but Goodies Part Seven:  Documenting God’s Relationship with His People in the Latter days

Essential Oldies but Goodies Part Six: The Law of Adoption and the Sealing Principles

Essential Oldies but Goodies Part Five: Discovering the Doctored Covenants and then the Interpretive Revisions and then the changing of the Ordinance    

See Also COMMANDMENTS-DOCTRINE-COVENANTS Part One
COMMANDMENTS-DOCTRINE-COVENANTS Part Two

Essential Oldies but Goodies Part Four: “Seven Seals and a Paradisaical Millennium

Essential Oldies but Goodies Part Three: A Mystical Look at the LDS Restoration Movement

Essential Oldies but Goodies Part Two: Be Ye Therefore Perfect.. right now

Essential Oldies but Goodies Part One The Succession Crisis


“This will be the most important post you’ll read about COVID-19”

March 20, 2020

I must confess, based on current statistics and what we have been told about the virus, I was really scratching my head as to why the government was taking such extreme measures regarding this virus.

But last night a friend sent me the following email to me and now I feel like I have a little better context for why the extreme measures are being taken.

“This will be the most important post you’ll read about COVID-19 and why we’re taking measures we’re taking

To give you a recap, the COVID-19 Response Team at Imperial College London released a report that contains 3 simulations about our response to the virus, 1) if we do absolutely nothing to stop the virus and go about our lives thinking is just like the flu, 2) mitigation strategy, 3) suppression strategy. A summarized explanation of the findings follows:

**click on the link that has the information for the models that all of this info is based on for more.

“We can now read the Imperial College report on COVID-19 that led to the extreme measures we’ve seen in the US this week. Read it; it’s terrifying. I’ll offer a summary in this thread; please correct me if I’ve gotten it wrong.

https://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/imperial-college/medicine/sph/ide/gida-fellowships/Imperial-College-COVID19-NPI-modelling-16-03-2020.pdf

The Imperial College team plugged infection and death rates from China/Korea/Italy into epidemic modeling software and ran a simulation: what happens if the US does absolutely nothing — if we treat COVID-19 like the flu, go about our business, and let the virus take its course?

Here’s what would happen: 80% of Americans would get the disease. 0.9% of them would die. Between 4 and 8 percent of all Americans over the age of 70 would die. 2.2 million Americans would die from the virus itself.

It gets worse. People with severe COVID-19 need to be put on ventilators. 50% of those on ventilators still die, but the other 50% live. But in an unmitigated epidemic, the need for ventilators would be 30 times the number available in the US. Nearly 100% of these patients die.

So the actual death toll from the virus would be closer to 4 million Americans — in a span of 3 months. 8-15% of all Americans over 70 would die.

How many is 4 million people? It’s more Americans than have died all at once from anything, ever. It’s the population of Los Angeles. It’s 4 times the number of Americans who died in the Civil War…on both sides combined. It’s two-thirds as many people as died in the Holocaust.

Americans make up 4.4% of the world’s population. If we extrapolate these numbers to the rest of the world (warning: MOE is high here), this gives us 90 million deaths globally from COVID-19, in 3-6 months. 15 Holocausts. 1.5 times as many people as died in all of World War II.

Now, of course countries won’t stand by and do nothing. So the Imperial College team ran the numbers again, this time assuming a “mitigation” strategy: all symptomatic cases in the US in isolation. Families of those cases quarantined. All Americans over 70 social distancing.

This mitigation strategy is what you’ve seen a lot of people talking about when they say we should “flatten the curve”: try to slow the spread of the disease to the people most likely to die from it, to avoid overwhelming hospitals.

And it does flatten the curve — but not nearly enough. The death rate from the disease is cut in half, but it still kills 1.1 million Americans all by itself. The peak need for ventilators falls by two-thirds, but it still exceeds the number of ventilators in the US by 8 times.

That leaves the actual death toll in the US at right around 2 million deaths. The population of Houston. Two Civil Wars. One-third of the Holocaust. Globally, 45 million people die: 7.5 Holocausts, 3/4 of World War II. That’s what happens if we rely on mitigation & common sense.

Finally, the Imperial College team ran the numbers again, assuming a “suppression” strategy: isolate symptomatic cases, quarantine their family members, social distancing for the whole population, all public gatherings/most workplaces shut down, schools and universities close.

Suppression works! The death rate in the US peaks 3 weeks from now at a few thousand deaths, then goes down. We hit but don’t exceed the number of available ventilators. The nightmarish death tolls from the rest of the study disappear.

But here’s the catch: if we EVER relax suppression before a vaccine is administered to the entire population, COVID-19 comes right back and kills millions of Americans in a few months, the same as before.

After the 1st suppression period ends in July, we could probably lift restrictions for a month, followed by 2 more months of suppression, in a repeating pattern without triggering an outbreak or overwhelming the ventilator supply. Staggering breaks by city could do a bit better.

But we simply cannot EVER allow the virus to spread throughout the entire population in the way other viruses do, because it is just too deadly. If lots of people we know end up getting COVID-19, it means millions of Americans are dying. It simply can’t be allowed to happen.

How quickly will a vaccine be here? Last week three separate research teams announced they had developed vaccines. Yesterday, one of them (with FDA approval) injected its vaccine into a live person, without waiting for animal testing. That’s an extreme measure, but necessary.

Now, though, they have to monitor the test subject for 14 months to make sure the vaccine is safe. This part can’t be rushed: if you’re going to inoculate all humans, you have to make absolutely sure the vaccine itself won’t kill them. It probably won’t, but you have to be sure.

Assuming the vaccine is safe and effective, it will still take several months to produce enough to inoculate the global population. For this reason, the Imperial College team estimated it will be about 18 months until the vaccine is available.

During those 18 months, things are going to be very difficult and very scary. Our economy and society will be disrupted in profound ways. And if suppression actually works, it will feel like we’re doing all this for nothing, because infection and death rates will remain low.

It’s easy to get people to come together in common sacrifice in the middle of a war. It’s very hard to get them to do so in a pandemic that looks invisible precisely because suppression methods are working. But that’s exactly what we’re going to have to do.”

Author:
Jeremy C. Young
@jeremycyoung-Twitter

Another link on the models:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/03/new-model-examines-impact-of-different-methods-of-coronavirus-control/

 

[Editorial Comment]

Shortly after posting the above information I got the following comment:

I think you need to read Jon Rappoports blog No More Fake News. It might change your mind as to the veracity of the medical experts knowledge of virology. And don’t forget computer models proved the official story of 9-11 so they could probably predict whatever you wanted them to.

This was my response:

I think you may have misunderstood what I was saying when I posted what my friend sent me.

My point was that I had had a disconnect between why the radical measures by the administration and world health authorities were being taken vs. the raw statistics and the limited information that was being provided which did not seem to merit such a drastic response, since the response has the potential to collapse the global financial system.

I was simply pointing out that the three models provided by the “Imperial College” provide perceived context and perceived justification for the radical response being taken.

I was not saying that I agree with the accuracy of the models that were being presented. I don’t necessarily believe that they provide an accurate depiction of how bad the virus is going to be.

I have already stated in a previous post that it appears that the financial system was about to implode and that the virus is probably a bio-weapon that is being used to blame the financial problems on.

The whole drama we are experiencing appears to be scripted.

I personally question that the virus is as serious as they say it is and I don’t agree with the extreme measures being taken. I think there are questionable motives behind the measures that are being taken.

You might find the following video interesting.

I largely agree with what David Icke has to say about this situation