A reader just sent me a link to a very thought-provoking summary of what is taking place right now regarding the election fraud. You can read it here.
Another interesting video about the Fall of Babylon and some interesting history about President Trump is in this presentation by Seventh Day Adventist Walter Veith.
This link takes you to an interesting video about the virus and psychological warfare. And another one about the possible use of the PSR test to secretly vaccinate people can be read here.
I want to think all of the wonderful watchers that send me incredible links to share with my readers. I apologize that I cannot post all of them and give them the attention they deserve. Keep them coming.
The Day of Calamity
45 We know that thou hast spoken by the mouth of thy prophets terrible things concerning the wicked, in the last days—that thou wilt pour out thy judgments, without measure; 46 Therefore, O Lord, deliver thy people from the calamity of the wicked; enable thy servants to seal up the law, and bind up the testimony, that they may be prepared against the day of burning. (Dedicatory Prayer 109:45-46)
Section 1 of the Doctrine and Covenants speaks of an upcoming global CALAMITY. One that ultimately sets the stage for the return of the servants. The calamity ultimately results in the weak things of the world coming forth and breaking down the mighty and strong ones=
17 Wherefore, I the Lord, knowing the calamity which should come upon the inhabitants of the earth, called upon my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., and spake unto him from heaven, and gave him commandments;
18 And also gave commandments to others, that they should proclaim these things unto the world; and all this that it might be fulfilled, which was written by the prophets—
19 The weak things of the world shall come forth and break down the mighty and strong ones, that man should not counsel his fellow man, neither trust in the arm of flesh—
Is the constitutional crisis that the world is witnessing the beginning of this global calamity that ushers in the return of God’s servants?
The Book of Mormon speaks of the appointed time of this calamity in Ether 8, characterizing it as an AWFUL SITUATION
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.
25 For it cometh to pass that whoso buildeth it up seeketh to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries; and it bringeth to pass the destruction of all people, for it is built up by the devil, who is the father of all lies; even that same liar who beguiled our first parents, yea, even that same liar who hath caused man to commit murder from the beginning; who hath hardened the hearts of men that they have murdered the prophets, and stoned them, and cast them out from the beginning.
Are we currently witnessing the awful situation right now?
One of the things that has taken me by surprise is the fact that some components of the prophetic narrative laid out in scripture are actually happening BEFORE the servants have publicly returned. Many of these events that I thought the servants would initiate have begun taking place before their arrival. I am beginning to wonder if they have gotten the memo. LOL
For instance, the public outing of a global conspiracy is taking place before our eyes. I thought that the servants would begin that process.
The general awakening of the masses about a global conspiracy seems to have begun
Is this not the beginning of the fulfillment of Ether 8?
Secret acts are being shouted upon the house tops
As I have watched the testimonies of countless people who have been in the right places at the right times to witness the fraud I have been amazed. People are coming out of the woodwork to shine a light on the dark acts of this conspiracy! Some of them are democrats and libertarians that did not vote for Trump and yet they are incensed at the criminals that have blatantly attempted to steal this election. Many of these people are being harassed, threatened, mocked on SNL and are losing their jobs.
Many of the events taking place before our eyes I had originally assumed would be initiated by the public return of the God’s servants , but I’ll be a son of a gun if the party hasn’t begun without them.
This brings me to the point I want to make.
Students of the LDS restoration, such as myself, have been conditioned and indoctrinated to believe that when God is doing His work, it is always obvious and very public and always being done through is anointed servants like Joseph Smith.
But that is not always the case. God has many ways of influencing the hearts and actions of people. The Lord has made the following declaration:
I will show unto the children of men that I am able to do mine own work.
In other words, sometimes God uses his anointed mouthpiece to do a work, but sometimes God simply does his own work mysteriously though the masses.
The above quote is incorporated in a prophecy that I believe is about to take place which will be discussed in a future post. The beginning of God’s work will involve someone who is not highly educated and well thought of. He will be UNLEARNED in the eyes of the world.
We have entered into an amazing time when history and prophecy and current events are all merging together in relevancy. What does the history of Nauvoo and section 124 have to do with the constitutional crisis and calamity that the world is currently witnessing?
If you are a new reader of this blog you are probably having cognitive dissonance and you should probably brace yourself for a little more of it.
You have been previously brainwashed to believe that the Nauvoo House was just a hotel for strangers to lodge in and that if it is ever fully rebuilt, anyone that wants to lodge in it can check in if they have Visa, Mastercard, Discover Card and American Express.
You probably believe that the Nauvoo Temple was commanded to be built and that it was finished during the Nauvoo Era.
That is all false.
It was not commanded to be built and it was never finished before the saints got their asses kicked out of Nauvoo.
Virtually the entire historical narrative presented by the apostate church is false.
The Nauvoo Temple has been rebuilt by the modern church. Interestingly, many of the subcontractors who helped to rebuild it were LDS fundamentalists from Utah. How ironic that modern polygamists would be chosen by the church building committee and approved by the brethren to participate in the work. Outwardly, the church leaders condemn the practice of modern polygamy, assuring us that they hold the keys and that they will resume the practice again at the appropriate time, but privately they have a fondness and admiration for those that continue the tradition. Doctrinally, the leaders and members of the of the church are all polygamists since they accept section 132 as scripture and doctrine. Those that have a spouse die and then are “sealed” again to another spouse, are literally practicing spiritual polygamy right now.
Is it a coincidence that the president of the church under whose watch this calamity is taking place, without any voice of warning on his part, is currently practicing spiritual wifery?
I find that poetic in a kind of perverse and demented way.
The other day some friends of ours that once lived in our little town dropped by unexpectedly for a visit. They are mainstream LDS believers in the “brethren” but they are also “last daysers- survivalists” who do believe that the world is coming to an end. The husband sat there in front of his wife and told us how excited he is to live celestial principles making reference to section 132 and “celestial marriage”.
Normally we try not to argue with those that believe differently than us, but this time, Mrs. Watcher, bless her heart, came unhinged and in righteous rage she really let him have it.
During the scotch blessing, she sat down next to him and had him read from her well-marked scriptures about celestial monogamy in section 42. Then she had him read about it in section 49. She pointed out to him that it was only “lawful” according to God’s law to have one wife and that it was through celestial monogamy and the act of cleaving to just one wife that two people would be able to unite together and be able to be filled with the full measure of man according to the creation that took place before the world was made.
marriage is ordained of God unto man. Wherefore, it is lawful that he should have one wife, and they twain shall be one flesh, and all this that the earth might answer the end of its creation; And that it might be filled with the measure of man, according to his creation before the world was made.
She gently scolded him for having an adulterous heart and for not treasuring his helpmate and being concerned about her feelings.
She gave him a lesson on the history, or lack thereof, regarding section 132 and assured him that if he accepted section 132 as divine revelation, then the was guilty of denying the true revelations contained in
sections 42 and 49.
This man’s wife just sat there quietly with half a smile on her face. You could tell she had been indoctrinated and dominated by her husband on the subject and she knew better than to enter the fray.
After getting totally school from the scriptures he sheepishly said, “yes but I am a product of polygamy, I would not be here if it was not for polygamy.”
That was his final and ultimate justification for why polygamy must be a true principle.
The guy left with some heavy stuff to ponder.
The Sanitized History
The Nauvoo Temple stands as a monument to the Jewish Brighamite faction that was given the legal lease of the kingdom.
They won the internal battle at the time of the succession crisis and as the victors they rewrote and sanitized the history. The leaders of this organization now stand as a beacon of light to the world as they mingle with and swap the masonic hand shack with politicians and popes. It has recently been revealed that they have been hording well in excess of 130 BILLION dollars in secret investment accounts. The financial status and liquidity of the LDS church puts the Vatican to shame. It is surely a sign that it is the only true church, right?
After church leaders got the spotlight shown on them, they arrogantly said that the money was to be used to usher in the second coming or some such nonsense.
The last four episodes and other previous posts have documented that the Nauvoo House and the Nauvoo Temple represented a fork in the road during a time of great confusion. The saints were being tested to see if they would hearken to the word of the Lord in revelation, or whether they would allow themselves to be delivered over to Satan.
Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3, Episode 4
The choice to build and focus on the Nauvoo Temple after the Lord warned the Saints that they must complete the building of the Nauvoo House within a specific window of time caused the saints to take the wrong turn.
However the project was doomed to begin with when Joseph and the saints chose not to recommit to the laws of Zion and enter into the consecration covenant. The Lord had warned that Zion could not be established except by the laws of the celestial kingdom
It is not surprising that section 124 prevents anyone from entering into the sacred privilege of purchasing stock in the Nauvoo House that was not a believer in the Book of Mormon and the revelations that had been given by the Lord, sustained by the church, and canonized. The revelations contained in those two canons of scripture state under no uncertain terms that polygamy is not part of the celestial law of God.
119 And again, verily I say unto you, let no man pay stock to the quorum of the Nauvoo House unless he shall be a believer in the Book of Mormon, and the revelations I have given unto you, saith the Lord your God;
120 For that which is more or less than this cometh of evil, and shall be attended with cursings and not blessings, saith the Lord your God. Even so. Amen.
One of the remarkable narratives in section 124 has to do with the proclamation
that Joseph Smith and his brethren will send to the leaders of the world when the “set time” comes for Zion to be redeemed.
1 Verily, thus saith the Lord unto you, my servant Joseph Smith, I am well pleased with your offering and acknowledgments, which you have made; for unto this end have I raised you up, that I might show forth my wisdom through the weak things of the earth.
2 Your prayers are acceptable before me; and in answer to them I say unto you, that you are now called immediately to make
a solemn proclamation of my gospel, and of this stake which I have planted to be a cornerstone of Zion, which shall be polished with the refinement which is after the similitude of a palace.
3 This proclamation shall be made to all the kings of the world, to the four corners thereof, to the honorable president-elect, and the high-minded governors of the nation in which you live, and to all the nations of the earth scattered abroad.
4 Let it be written in the spirit of meekness and by the power of the Holy Ghost, which shall be in you at the time of the writing of the same;
5 For it shall be given you by the Holy Ghost to know my will concerning those kings and authorities, even what shall befall them in a time to come.
6 For, behold, I am about to call upon them to give heed to the light and glory of Zion, for the set time has come to favor her.
7 Call ye, therefore, upon them with loud proclamation, and with your testimony, fearing them not, for they are as grass, and all their glory as the flower thereof which soon falleth, that they may be left also without excuse—
8 And that I may visit them in the day of visitation, when I shall unveil the face of my covering, to appoint the portion of the oppressor among hypocrites, where there is gnashing of teeth, if they reject my servants and my testimony which I have revealed unto them.
9 And again, I will visit and soften their hearts, many of them for your good, that ye may find grace in their eyes, that they may come to the light of truth, and the Gentiles to the exaltation or lifting up of Zion.
10 For the day of my visitation cometh speedily, in an hour when ye think not of; and where shall be the safety of my people, and refuge for those who shall be left of them?
11 Awake, O kings of the earth! Come ye, O, come ye, with your gold and your silver, to the help of my people, to the house of the daughters of Zion.
12 And again, verily I say unto you, let my servant Robert B. Thompson help you to write this proclamation, for I am well pleased with him, and that he should be with you;
In the last episode we talked about how the return of the dead played a grand part in the Nauvoo House narrative. Again, we see in the above passages an allusion to past kings and rulers of the earth coming forth from the dead. Some to be appointed their portion of the oppressor among hypocrites. Some will have their hearts softened and will come to the light of Zion.
It is curious that the Lord commands Joseph to “immediately make
a solemn proclamation
and yet the history informs us that Joseph never completed the proclamation.
In fact, the modern church claims that one of the reasons the proclamation was never finished is because the Nauvoo Temple took precedence:
Although the Prophet Joseph Smith worked on writing this proclamation, other concerns and challenges took precedence, including the construction of the Nauvoo Temple. (https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/doctrine-and-covenants-student-manual-2017/chapter-48-doctrine-and-covenants-124?lang=eng)
Joseph would be killed three years later without having obeyed that commandment.
In the revelation Joseph is commanded to send the proclamation to all of the high-minded governors of the nation in which you live, and to all the nations of the earth scattered abroad” including the “president elect“.
At the time that the revelation was given, William H. Harrison had been elected to become the ninth president of the United States. It was therefore just assumed that he is the one mentioned in the revelation as “the Honorable president elect.”
Harrison took the oath of office on March 4, 1841 and unexpectedly died a month later on April 4 1841. He was succeeded by John Tyler as the tenth president.
The Nauvoo saints and possibly even Joseph Smith must have been perplexed when Harrison died before the proclamation was written and sent forth.
They were perhaps even more perplexed when Robert B. Thompson died on August 27 1841 of tuberculosis since he had been commanded to help Joseph Smith write the proclamation.
“..verily I say unto you, let my servant Robert B. Thompson help you to write this proclamation, for I am well pleased with him, and that he should be with you..”
[later in the revelation, William Law is also admonished to help Joseph write the proclamation see vs 107]
Being a literalist who believes that all of the unconditional prophecies of the Lord will come to pass, I have stated for years that I believe the prophecy will yet come to pass and that the president elect in the prophecy was never referring to William Harrison. Rather, it is referring to someone else at a future time.
An interesting but little-known fact is that the quorum of the Twelve took it upon themselves in 1845 to write the proclamation and send it forth. It makes for an interesting read, although it was not their prerogative to write such a proclamation and it fell on deaf ears.
Joseph Smith Actually Did Begin Writing the Proclamation
Recently a reader of this blog revealed in the comments section that she had discovered that Joseph Smith actually did create an unfinished draft of the proclamation.
This was mind-blowing to me because I have been unaware of the content in this amazing draft of the proclamation that Joseph had begun. This a remarkable find!
This draft is found in the “book of the law of the Lord” that Joseph Smith kept (not to be confused with the book of the law of the lord that James Strang claimed to have translated.)
Book of the Law of the Lord
The book of the Law of the Lord was a Nauvoo-era donation record book that also includes JS’s 1842 journal and the text of several revelations. It began with nine revelations.
Thanks to independent historian extraordinaire, H Michael Marquardt, the unfinished draft of the proclamation can be found online at his research site.
Here is what the unfinished draft says:
A Religious Proclamation
From Joseph Smith, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and Prophet, Seer, and Revelator of the Most High God, to the President of the United States of North America – the Governors of the Several States – the Emperors, Kings, and Princes of the Earth – the Executives of all nations – the Chiefs of all tribes – and all occupying high places in the administration of governments.
“Thus saith the Lord God, Behold I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard to the people: and they shall bring thy sons in their arms, and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders. And kings shall be thy nursing – fathers, and their queens thy nursing – mothers: they shall bow down to thee with their face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet: and thou shalt know that I am the Lord: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.” (Isaiah – LX, LXI, LXII.)
Now in obedience to a revelation given January 19th, AD. 1841, I proceed to call upon you to yield yourselves as obedient subjects to the requirements of heaven, in fulfilling the contributing to the fulfilment of the predictions of the prophets – to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, repent of and abandon your sins, be immersed for the remission of sins, receive the imposition of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost, and, in fine, to embrace the gospel in its beauty & fulness.
“And now, why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptised, and wash away thy sins, calling on th[e] name of the Lord.”
This is more honorable than the diadems of kings or the pearls of princes – it will confer upon you an excellence unsurpassed, a glory which you never knew.
“God came from Teman, and the Holy one from mount Paran;”
and, as his glory covered the heavens, so now will it envis[i]on the earth, and illumine the holy city, until all the obedient shall bask in the rejoice in the brightness of his coming, and bask in the sun – shine of God’s benignity.
Hasten then to Zion! and contribute to the erection of temples, sanctuaries, and palaces, such as this world never saw – [illegible] with their walls finished with th[e] pencil of Raphahel [sic; Raphael] decorated with gold, and pearls, and precious stones, beautified by the finger of God.
Tho’ your minds are yet darkened, and your eyes dim of sight, by the traditions, superstitions, and follies of the ages, injured upon you by the Papal See, and hierarchy of Rome; th[e] Patriarch, and [illegible] ecclesiastical council, of Constantinople; and th[e] priesthood of th[e] protestant sects; the Lord of heaven addressed you as intelligent beings, and direct you to come out from among them, that you may become the elite of the kingdom – bright, and shinning lights in your Father’s house.3
[The draft of the Proclamation ends at this point and was not finished in Joseph Smith’s lifetime.]
Before we continue parsing the content of the draft. It may be helpful to get a little chronological historical context.
The commandment to send forth the proclamation was given in January of 1841.
The draft appears to have been written nearly a year later, in late December of 1841
The Book of the Law of the Lord has under the date of December 22, 1841, “this evening Joseph the Seer commenced giving instructions to the scribe [Willard Richards] concerning writing the Proclamation to the Kings of the earth mentioned in the Revelation given January 19. 1841
The last canonized revelation (Section 128) that Joseph Smith received was given in early September of 1842.
Because Joseph received his last revelation nearly one year after the draft was written, one could argue that Joseph was still at least intermittently inspired in his views even though he was proceeding on the Nauvoo Temple.
Nevertheless, the draft appears to have been written just one month after Joseph’s shocking “thus sayeth the Lord” declaration that there shall be no more baptisms for the dead performed until the Lords House was completed::
“There shall be no more baptisms for the dead, until the ordinance can be attended to in the font of the Lord’s House; and the church shall not hold another general conference, until they can meet in said house. For thus saith the Lord (October 1841 See https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/minutes-and-discourse-1-5october-1841/3#full-transcript )
As previously documented, the Lord is referring to the Nauvoo House that needed to be completed with a baptismal font.
According to Lyman Wight, the above declaration by Joseph Smith marked the ultimate rejection of the church with their dead:
“We were to have a sufficient time to build that house during which time our baptisms for our dead should be acceptable in the river. If we did not build within this time we were to be rejected as a church we and our dead together.
Both the temple and baptizing went very leisurely till the temple was somewhere in building the second story when Bro Joseph from the Stand announced the alarming declaration that baptism for our dead was no longer acceptable in the river, as much to say the time for building the temple had passed by and both we and our dead were rejected together.
The church now stands rejected together with their dead The church being rejected now stands alienated from her God in every sense of the word” Church History Vol 2 p 790
Abominations in the Church
In July of 1842 Joseph would proclaim that the saints had been chastised for not obeying the commandments and for departing from the ordinances:
“We have been chastened by the hand of God heretofore for not obeying His commands… we have treated lightly His commands, AND DEPARTED FROM HIS ORDINANCES, and the Lord has chastened us sore, and we have felt His arm and kissed the rod…” (History of the Church, 5:65; from “The Government of God,” an editorial published in Times and Seasons, July 15, 1842, p. 857; Joseph Smith was the editor of the periodical.)
It is also interesting to note that the alleged spiritual wife plural marriages of Joseph Smith to Louisa Beaman (April 5 1841), Zina Diantha Huntington Jacobs (October 27 1841), and Presendia Lathrop Huntington (December 11 1841) are all taking place during this time period. There are also alleged indiscretions prior to section 124 relating to Fanny Alger and Lucinda Pendleton Morgan Harris.
It is notable and remarkable that in section 124 the Lord acknowledges that abominations are already being practiced among the saints .
It is also interesting that those abominations are associated with the prophecy about the upcoming failed attempt at the Nauvoo Temple.
One could even argue that Joseph Smith is being singled out in acting out abominations.
In 124:45&6, the Lord refers to the “saints” as “my people” and “they” and then in serves 47
the Lord appears to single out Joseph Smith as “you“, resulting in the consequences that would fall upon multiple “heads” in verse 48:
45 And if my people will hearken unto my voice, and unto the voice of my servants whom I have appointed to lead my people, behold, verily I say unto you, they shall not be moved out of their place.
46 But if they will not hearken to my voice, nor unto the voice of these men whom I have appointed, they shall not be blest, because they pollute mine holy grounds, and mine holy ordinances, and charters, and my holy words which I give unto them.
47 And it shall come to pass that if you [Joseph Smith] build a house unto my name, and do not do the things that I say, I will not perform the oath which I make unto you, [Joseph Smith] neither fulfil the promises which ye expect at my hands, saith the Lord.
48 For instead of blessings, ye, by your own works, bring cursings, wrath, indignation, and judgments upon your own heads, by your follies, and by all your abominations, which you practise before me, saith the Lord.
Again, the Lord appears to be acknowledging in section 124 that abominations are already being practiced or are about to be practiced, and will ultimately result in the Lord not performing his oaths and promises relating to the House.
Again, one could argue that Joseph Smith was, by his own admission, the one building the temple with the support of the church (as he claimed to be the one to be the one that would build a temple as great as Solomon’s)
It appears according to one way of interpreting the text that it was Joseph Smith specifically that would not be doing what the Lord had commanded and thus, the Lord would not perform the oath that he had made with Joseph Smith. The fulfilling of an oath also seems more conducive to a singular interpretation rather than a collective interpretation.
Your knee jerk reaction to my singular interpretation to Joseph Smith above might be that the passage in question was speaking to the saints collectively not specifially to Joseph Smith.
Look at how the revelation begins
1 Verily, thus saith the Lord unto **you**, my servant **Joseph Smith**, I am well pleased with **your** offering and acknowledgments, which **you** have made; for unto this end have I raised you up, that I might show forth my wisdom through the weak things of the earth.
2 **Your prayers** are acceptable before me; and in answer to them I say unto you, that you are now called immediately to make a solemn proclamation of my gospel, and of this stake which I have planted to be a cornerstone of Zion, which shall be polished with the refinement which is after the similitude of a palace.
It clearly begins as a very singular revelation to Joseph Smith.
Like many of the revelations, it eventually weaves back and forth during the narrative and involves other singular individuals at times and perhaps even the church collectively at times.
But even when others are being addressed, it is often referring to them indirectly as the Lord is still addressing Joseph Sith:
12 And again, verily I say unto **you**, let my servant Robert B. Thompson help you to write this proclamation, for I am well pleased with **him**, and that he should be with you;
13 **Let him**, therefore, hearken to **your counsel**, and I will bless him with a multiplicity of blessings; let him be faithful and true in all things from henceforth, and he shall be great in mine eyes;
14 But let him remember that his stewardship will I require at his hands.
This revelation is primarily given through Joseph Smith about him and others.
With this in mind, the above interpretation of what is being communicated in verse 47 may not be too outrageous.
How Revelatory Was Joseph Smith at this Time?
One could argue that Joseph’s revelatory gift had been compromised by this time, however if that is the case, one must also consider the fact that Joseph Smith would still received what appears to have been a valid revelation after those dates. It would not be until a few years later that Joseph would resign from his position and claim that he would no longer prophesy for the church.
God sometimes continues to speak to those that are committing transgressions, although the heavens were clearly closing during the Nauvoo era. Saul had received a revelation while chasing David to kill him.
The Untimely Deaths of President Harrison
and Robert B. Thompson
The fact that Joseph began writing the proclamation after the death of Harrison and Thompson indicates that he realized that the prophecy and the command to send forth the proclamation were still in force.
The reason he did not finish the proclamation may well have been because he realized that the window of opportunity for the “set time” in that watch had come and gone. He may have realized that the proclamation would not be going forth until the next “set time” opportunity in the 3rd watch..
Joseph Smith was apparently trying to be faithful in beginning the writing of the proclamation “immediately”. Although in my opinion, “immediately” would have taken place within days or weeks after receiving section 124, not a year later.
One still wonders why he and Thompson did not attempt writing it immediately as they were commanded.
A Few Observations about the
Unfinished Proclamation Draft
Clearly the draft was not finished, however it has some very interesting stuff in that I would like to address.
The $64 question is whether Joseph was inspired in what he wrote in the draft or was his mind covered because of the apostasy of the saints and the abominations that were being practiced?
Observation #1 “Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints”
It is interesting that Joseph refers to himself as the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints. Obviously, that would be what he would have said had the proclamation been sent out at that time. But is it what he would say if the proclamation is sent out now, four generations later?
It might depend on where he is geographically located when he sends the proclamation out.
Let’s review the passages that address this in section 115
1 Verily thus saith the Lord unto you, my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., and also my servant Sidney Rigdon, and also my servant Hyrum Smith, and your counselors who are and shall be appointed hereafter;
2 And also unto you, my servant Edward Partridge, and his counselors;
3 And also unto my faithful servants who are of the high council of my church in Zion, for thus it shall be called, and unto all the elders and people of my Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, scattered abroad in all the world;
4 For thus shall my church be called in the last days, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
5 Verily I say unto you all: Arise and shine forth, that thy light may be a standard for the nations;
6 And that the gathering together upon the land of Zion, and upon her stakes, may be for a defense, and for a refuge from the storm, and from wrath when it shall be poured out without mixture upon the whole earth.
Verses 3 & 4 inform us that in the last days, God’s people that are gathered in the land of Zion will be called the “church in Zion” while his people that are scattered will be called the “Church of Jesus Christ of latter day Saints“.
Verses 5 & 6 reveal that this narrative is a prophetic narrative having to do with the third watch.
In fact, the key words light and standard are used in section 124 and in the related Isaiah passages and in the draft of the proclamation
So, if Joseph Smith will be speaking from the land of Zion after it is established when the final proclamation goes forth, it seems as if he would be the president of the church in Zion.
Nevertheless, there are several other possible scenarios that relate to timing and where he is located geographically when he issues the proclamation.
Observation #2 “Chiefs of all Tribes”
I love the insertion of the “Chiefs of all Tribes”. It makes perfect sense. In fact, it is surprising that the descendants of Lehi were not specifically mentioned in section 124. However Indian chiefs would fall under the broad terminology used.
Observation #3 “Behold I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles”
In previous blog posts we have covered the fact that the dispensation of the gospel of Abraham comes to an end when the corrupt leaders of the apostate church who sit in darkness reject the fulness when the servants return. That will usher in the final dispensation of the fulness of times.
The first part of Joseph Smith’s ministry was to the gentiles in Kirtland. After they became condemned, the dispensation of the gospel of Abraham was secretly ushered in and the knowledge of the gospel went to the Jews (Dispersed of Judah and outcasts of Israel). This began during the Nauvoo period.
When the marvelous work begins in the third watch, the believing gentiles repent.
There is a remarkable narrative in 2nd Nephi 30 which speaks of the second part of the unsealed words within the plates that are about to come forth.
The first portion of the unsealed words that came forth during Joseph’s ministry did not establish the gentiles, nor was it instrumental in gathering Lehi’s seed. It’s purpose was to take the KNOWLEDGE of the fulness to the dispersed of Judah and the outcasts of Israel. Those are the converts that began gathering to Nauvoo and then to Utah and ultimately the people that call themselves latter day saints have become scattered all over the world again.
However, in the 3rd watch, the next portion of the unsealed words which are about to come forth will be written to the gentiles and it signal the time that the gentiles repent:
1 And now behold, my beloved brethren, I would speak unto you; for I, Nephi, would not suffer that ye should suppose that ye are more righteous than the Gentiles shall be. For behold, except ye shall keep the commandments of God ye shall all likewise perish; and because of the words which have been spoken ye need not suppose that the Gentiles are utterly destroyed.
2 For behold, I say unto you that as many of the Gentiles as will repent are the covenant people of the Lord; and as many of the Jews as will not repent shall be cast off; for the Lord covenanteth with none save it be with them that repent and believe in his Son, who is the Holy One of Israel.
3 And now, I would prophesy somewhat more concerning the Jews and the Gentiles. For after the book of which I have spoken shall come forth, and be written unto the Gentiles, and sealed up again unto the Lord, there shall be many which shall believe the words which are written; and they shall carry them forth unto the remnant of our seed.
4 And then shall the remnant of our seed know concerning us, how that we came out from Jerusalem, and that they are descendants of the Jews.
5 And the gospel of Jesus Christ shall be declared among them; wherefore, they shall be restored unto the knowledge of their fathers, and also to the knowledge of Jesus Christ, which was had among their fathers.
6 And then shall they rejoice; for they shall know that it is a blessing unto them from the hand of God; and their scales of darkness shall begin to fall from their eyes; and many generations shall not pass away among them, save they shall be a pure and a delightsome people.
The above prophecies about the restoration of the believing Gentiles and the seed of Lehi were never fulfilled during Joseph’s ministry. They are about to be fulfilled IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE.
The fourth chapter of Ether speaks of the time when the Gentiles will repent of their iniquity
6 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.
7 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.
Observation #4 “come out of her“
In the draft Joseph Smith calls upon those who have been deceived aby the Catholic Church and the protestants to “come out of her“. He is obviously paraphrasing a prophecy from Revelation 18
1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
This gives us a prophetic milestone for additional context when the proclamation goes forth.
If it should go out in the near future, we have proof of just how far into the prophesied in the Book of Revelation we are living in.
Papal See and Protestantism
The interesting thing about the above proclamation is that the 3rd watch gentiles who are invited to come out of her are the pure in heart whose minds have been darkened, and eyes dimmed of sight, by the false traditions, superstitions, and follies of the Papal See, and hierarchy of Rome; the Patriarch of the council, of Constantinople; and the priesthood of the protestant sect
Joseph Smith rarely spoke of Catholicism as being the great whore spoken of in the book of Revelation but this pretty much confirms what we already know.
The book of Mormon is very clear about who the great and abominable church is.
The first edition of LDS Church general authority Bruce R. McConkie‘s Mormon Doctrine stated:
“It is also to the Book of Mormon to which we turn for the plainest description of the Catholic Church as the great and abominable church..”
McConkie’s book became controversial with the leadership of the LDS Church, and he was pressed into making significant changes in the second edition. The second edition of Mormon Doctrine removed the reference to the Catholic Church, and instead stated: “The titles church of the devil and great and abominable church are used to identify all churches or organizations of whatever name or nature—whether political, philosophical, educational, economic social, fraternal, civic, or religious—which are designed to take men on a course that leads away from God and his laws and thus from salvation in the kingdom of God” REF
The Jesuit army of the Catholic church has successfully infiltrated every major religious, political, and business organization on the face of the earth including the modern corporate LDS church. A more esoteric way of characterizing this phenomenon as presented in the scriptures is that Satan reigns in the hearts of all members of the great and abominable whore of all the earth.
One could argue that all of us are members of that church to some degree until the light shines forth, the servants return and the fulness of the gospel is accepted with the true baptism of water, fire and the Holy Ghost.
the President of the United States of North America
The reader who brought this draft to our attention noted the above verbiage and suggested the following possibility:
“Something else that caught my attention and had me rubber-necking is that it started off referring to “the President of the United States of North America”. What?!?! NORTH AMERICA?!?!? Is that for real?!? Prophetic?!?! Will Canada, Mexico and our current geographical United States of America be joining together as a new Union delineating the whole of the North American Continent? Interesting, to say the least.”
Interestingly, the 1828 Websters does not have “North America” in it.
The modern Websters provides this definition:
The northern continent of the Western Hemisphere, extending northward from the Colombia-Panama border and including Central America, Mexico, the islands of the Caribbean Sea, the United States, Canada, and Greenland. The term often refers more narrowly to Mexico, the continental United States, and Canada.
I find it very interesting that Joseph apparently felt that the window of time had passed for the “president elect” aspect of the prophecy to be pertinent.
It is possible that a window of time had been given for the set time to take place in the second watch and that in the third watch, the president elect aspect of the prophecy is no longer necessary and valid.
I find that possibility very intriguing.
But I am not convinced.
Time will tell.
Observation #7 elite of the kingdom!!!
One glaring omission in the draft is that the apostate latter day church that has become scattered all over the earth is not even mentioned .
The draft is identifying the repentant gentiles that come out of Catholicism and Protestantism as being the elite of the kingdom
OH my gosh!
Can this be true?
Now wait a minute.
Common sense would dictate that the ones to be invited to be the elite of the kingdom would be the millions of latter day saints right?
After all, they are the only true church. And they have accepted the Book of Mormon and the revelations that Joseph Smith brought forth, while those in Catholicism and Protestantism have rejected them.
Even if the latter day saints are in apostasy like the rest of Christianity, they have accepted the Book of Mormon and D&C as scripture while those in Catholicism and Protestantism have not.
That places them as the elite in the kingdom.
It only makes their condemnation greater.
Prophecy informs us that before the proclamation goes forth, the servants will offer the fulness to the apostate latter day saints Jews who sit in darkness but they will receive it not.
Their acceptance of the book of Mormon only condemns them.
The Lord warned the latter day saints to be careful how you hold the scriptures, warning them that if they treat the scriptures as a light thing, they will be under condemnation and will stumble and fall when the storms descend.
3 Verily I say unto you, the keys of this kingdom shall never be taken from you, while thou art in the world, neither in the world to come;
4 Nevertheless, through you shall the oracles be given to another, yea, even unto the church.
5 And all they who receive the oracles of God, let them beware how they hold them lest they are accounted as a light thing, and are brought under condemnation thereby, and stumble and fall when the storms descend, and the winds blow, and the rains descend, and beat upon their house.
Collectively speaking, the Mormons are the latter day Jews who have the additional scriptures but only give lip service to them. The know what the law is but don’t live it.
They will only accept the gospel AFTER THEIR PAIN (Section 133)
When the repentance gentiles are gathering to Nauvoo to meet the “True Messiah” , the latter day saints will be gathering to another place in America cryptically called Jerusalem (Section 133)
Prior to becoming converted to the true messiah the latter day Jews will be looking for another Messiah (2 Nephi 25:16-18)
The Latter-day saints Jews have perverted virtually every major truth that was revealed during Joseph Smith’s ministry. They have even perverted their own history. They have become a cult. In essence they are an extension of the Great and abominable church of the devil and yet, they are under a much greater condemnation.
Observation #8 “..for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.”
It becomes apparent that the believing gentiles and their posterity that did not come out of the great whore during Joseph Smith’s first ministry are those that the Lord refers to as the ones that wait for me. They will come out of the great whore at that appointed time.
12 And blessed are the Gentiles, they of whom the prophet has written; for behold, if it so be that they shall repent and fight not against Zion, and do not unite themselves to that great and abominable church, they shall be saved; for the Lord God will fulfil his covenants which he has made unto his children; and for this cause the prophet has written these things.
13 Wherefore, they that fight against Zion and the covenant people of the Lord shall lick up the dust of their feet; and the people of the Lord shall not be ashamed. For the people of the Lord are they who wait for him; for they still wait for the coming of the Messiah.
Observation # 9 the Lord of heaven addressed you as intelligent beings
That statement really resonates with me.
When I listen to some of the mindless childish sermons of modern general authorities I feel like I have lost countless brain cells.
On the other hand, after listening to an inspiring bible-based discourse from biblical Christians I feel myself being uplifted and filled with light.
Truly, after the heavens are once again opened and God is shedding forth his spirit on his elect, God will be communicating with his elect as if they are intelligent creatures.
Who Hath Believed Our [Proclamation]?
Reading Joseph Smith’s draft of the proclamation has energized me.
I am not claiming that every word of it is necessarily correct and inspired.
Nevertheless, it is very thought provoking, and I must admit there are narratives in it that fit the narratives I have previously parsed out of the scriptures.
I am very anticipatory about the nearness of this event. It has been interesting to watch some of the testimony regarding the election fraud that has taken place in the recent election and how most people are probably oblivious to what is taking place.
The mainstream media have done an astounding job of covering up the true facts. And placing a false narrative on what has taken place up to this point, just as they have placed a false narrative on the Covid pandemic.
Yet it is interesting how those that desire truth seem to be led to it. Truth seekers seem to be magnetically attracted to the truth.
One of the things that I have previously assumed is that few people would even know about the marvelous work that quietly takes place, but I am now very open to the possibility that the marvelous work will attract a global audience. Regardless of what percentage believes, everyone must be exposed to the truth so that they can be fairly tried and tested.
I am going to suggest that in Isaiah 52 when God’s servant exclaims “who hath believed our report and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?” The report that is being revealed may well be the proclamation that is prophesied of in section 124.
Afterall, the servants cannot simply begin inviting the inhabitants of the world to repent and come to Zion.
People need context.
Also, the bias that exists against Joseph Smith needs to be addressed before people are going to take his message seriously.
Any Catholic or Protestant that is familiar with the prevailing orthodox history of Joseph Smith and Mormonism and has been expose to the plethora of anti-Joseph Smith propaganda about Joseph Smith that does not provide the prophetic context of his actions, probably has a bad taste in their mouth about Joseph Smith and the restoration.
I believe that the final “proclamation” will very possibly include a “report” of the truth behind Joseph’s previous ministry and how it meets the true biblical profile of God latter day intercessory servant.
After all the facts are presented, each person will have the opportunity to accept or reject the report in the proclamation that is sent forth. Perhaps even more importantly, angels will once again begin making appearances to many of the spiritually elite to testify to them about the final restoration of true Christianity.
Additionally, the next portion of unsealed words that is written to the Gentiles will very possibly shine a light on things as well.
Only those who have taken the holy spirit as their guide will discern the truthfulness of the report and the intercessory calling of Joseph Smith. They are the ones that will have the “arm of the Lord” revealed to them.
Those that have the spirit of Christ and the holy Ghost, will have God’s messenger revealed to them.
In part 6 of this series we shall briefly discuss the role of “quickening” or “translation” of God’s school of the prophets in Nauvoo and some other issues