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.


“My research takes this a step further..”

March 24, 2021

If you go into LDS.org and type the following name into the search engine “Brian C. Passantino”, the top reference will take you to an article in the history section of the site, titled “Ask Us: Top Five Questions about Doctrine and Covenants Publishing

Brian Passantino is one of the co-authors of the article.


He is one of the credible historians that the LDS Church commissioned to help answer questions about the Doctrine and Covenants.

In LinkedIn he states his official title as “Church History Consultant at Church History Library“.

Recently a friend of mine in Boise Idaho brought something to my attention that is quite interesting. It is the dissertation written by Brian Passantino in 2020 for his Master of Arts Degree in History at Utah State University.

The “Major Professor” that approved the thesis is Patrick Mason, Ph.D. who is an LDS apologist who recently spoke at a stake fireside in Logan Utah about how to deal with a faith crisis.


The reason I find the dissertation interesting is because in it Passantino reveals a remarkable epiphany that he had while doing his research.

Here is the comment I got from my friend in Boise, along with a quote from Passantino in his dissertation:

Section 132??…he demonstrated that Pratt felt constrained by the canon of scripture and sought to align his doctrinal beliefs within its confines.

“My research takes this a step further and shows that Pratt’s anxiety about squaring his beliefs with scripture may have influenced him to canonize scripture that helped lend credence to his non-canonical beliefs.”

This is really quite interesting given the fact that some of the “revelations” that were added to the Doctrine and Covenants by Orson Pratt, (under the direction of Brigham Young) were clearly meant to discredit and retire foundational doctrines and promote heretical ones.

It is interesting that some of the additional revelations that Pratt added were simply “Items of Instruction given by Joseph Smith” during the Nauvoo period that Joseph Smith had not felt inspired to includ in the canon of revelation prior to his death.

For instance, section 130 states that both the Father and the Son have a body of flesh and bones. This is a blatant contradiction to the Lectures on Faith which had been sustained by the church as the “doctrine” portion of the “Doctrine and Covenants“.

Section 131 redefines the term “everlasting covenant” as a marriage covenant (presumably polygamous) rather than baptism.

And section 132 a revelation, the exact origins of which cannot really be documented with clarity and the original is nowhere to be found, is absolutely riddled with false doctrines and the bastardizing of long established scriptural definitions.

Years ago I deconstructed section 132 and showed countless problems with it. I will not reiterate all of the problems in this post. You can read the article here.

There is one huge problem with section 132 that I neglected to address in my analysis. It has to do with the definition of “Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost“. Again, section 132 redefines the term to be something different than originally intended.

In my opinion, the definition given in section 132 has nothing in common with the originating term given by Christ in the New Testament. I may elaborate on that topic in a future blog post or newsletter.

Anyway, major kudos to Brian C. Passantino for having the courage to point out the obvious in his dissertation and kudos to the LDS church for elevating the stature of brother Passantino as an LDS historian rather than holding a disciplinary court on him.

Perhaps this is all part of the Church’s new goal of being more transparent.

Nevertheless, it would be fascinating to see if the observations he shared in his dissertation would have made it through the final cut if he had submitted it at BYU instead of Utah State University.



The Lord will “Rise Up” at the time of the Re*port that is a Vexation

February 24, 2021

Study the keyword similarities really closely between the ancient prophecy of Isaiah 28 and the prophecy in section 97 of the Doctrine and Covenants. Then read the entire chapters for additional context.

Do you think the similar keywords (usually the exact same keywords) represent a random coincidence or are both passages speaking about the same event and giving interpretive keys to the prophetic events taking place around us right now with the vexation that has been unleashed on the “whole world“.

Section 90 tells us it is the “report” that shall “vex” “all people“.

Isaiah 28 tells us it is a “vexationonly to understand thereport“.

Think about everything you have learned about the sca*mde*mic and the BS-P*SR reports that have terrified people and given the PTB a pretext for placing us in bondage and destroying our way of life and laying the foundation for the Be*ast System.

Remember the videos showing that the tes*ting kits have the potential for introducing nefarious substances into the body? A deeper narrative locked up in the passages may well be that the “rep*orts” and related V*AX the VEXES may actually be the secret way of introducing the REAL plague that is still coming.

But that is not what I want to focus on in this post.

There are other narratives that need to be observed.

One is that even though it is the evil cabal is overseeing this travesty, it is still the Lord’s scourge. He sanctions it. We deserve it.

The saints of the restored church had been promised that they would escape it if they had been obedient in observing “to do all things whatsoever I have commanded her.”

Were they obedient?

No.

Have the Latter day saints escaped this scourge and oppression that is taking place.

No

The saints of the restored church were condemned in 1834 and they were rejected when they got to Nauvoo.

They had been promised in Nauvoo that they would not be moved out of their place if the repented and got the fulness of priesthood that had been “lost” and “taken away”, restored back to them. obedient. From Nauvoo they fled to the rocky mountains and from their the saints have migrated into all parts of the world. The saints of the apostate church are now a scattered people.

Ever since that time the latter day saints have been in a delusional la la land, living in a world of their own.

In fact, the prophet, seer, and revelator of the modern church is telling people to be good citizens and wear the ma*sks and get vac*cinated!!

He has become a poster child for modern science and modern medicine encouraging people to place their faith in the arm of flesh instead of calling upon the Lord through faith healings.

Are there any of the fringe groups that have escaped the vexation of this current scourge?

No.

The Brazilian golden plates folks, the Snufferites, The Joseph F. Smithites, the Utah Valley “Joseph is in a cave” folks and a thousand more fringe-group heretics claiming to have the spiritual fruits of the true gospel are all under bondage and suffering the oppression of this world-wide scourge that God is allowing the PTB to inflict on the world.

But even those narratives relating to the two passages of scripture above are not the main ones I want to focus on in this post.

Notice that it is at the time that this scourge, caused by and possibly enhanced by the rep*ort that vexes people begins going forth, that the Lord shall “rise up” and begin his “strange work” and bring to pass his “strange act“.

The signs are all around us.

Will you be found waiting and watching when the Lord of the house returns?


Both Versions of the Godhead in One Verse

February 14, 2021

The fact that there are two APPARENTLY contradictory versions of the first vision, gives critics of Joseph Smith a lot of indigestion.

I personally find it one of the amazing proofs of the truthfulness of the restoration and one of the great keys to understanding the mystery of Godliness.

Did “GOD” (singular) appear to Joseph Smith or did the FATHER and the SON (plural) appear to Joseph Smith?

I believe the answer is YES.

And I don’t see any contradiction.

I think both manifestations took place even though each version of the experience only focused on one aspect of the revealing of God.

Interestingly, it is the same exact controversy that Christians have been debating for centuries.

You have the same exact dilemma in the Bible.

There are countless passages that clearly prove that the Father and the Son are ONE GOD. They are ONE BEING. One personage.

At the same time, there are countless passages that clearly illustrate and prove that the Father and the Son are TWO SEPARATE and DISTINCT beings who literally have conversations with each other. Indeed the Father “SENDS” the Son and is “WELL PLEASED” with the son.

Because the human condition  with it’s limitations, finds it difficult to comprehend the magnificence and mystery of Godliness, most Christians simply choose which of the APPARENT options they feel comfortable with and believe it over the other one, while conflicted with the knowledge that there are passages of scripture that challenge their understanding of God.

I believe that Lectures on Faith in conjunction with other passages of scripture provides the key to demystifying the dilemma:

“There are two personages who constitute the great, matchless, governing and supreme power over all things—by whom all things were created and made, that are created and made, whether visible or invisible: whether in heaven, on earth, or in the earth, under the earth, or throughout the immensity of space—They are the Father and the Son: The Father being a personage of spirit, glory and power: possessing all perfection and fulness: The Son, who was in the bosom of the Father, a personage of tabernacle, made, or fashioned like unto man, or being in the form and likeness of man, or, rather, man was formed after his likeness, and in his image;—he is also the express image and likeness of the personage of the Father: possessing all the fulness of the Father..”

Modern revelation and ancient scripture build upon the above intelligence to inform us that Christ dwells within the Father and the Father dwells in the Son:

Section 93 illuminates the discussion with Christ declaring that-

“..I am in the Father, and the Father in me, and the Father and I are one-”

(see also John 1:18 and D&C 76:13)

My contention after studying Lectures and all related passages of scripture having to do with the nature of God and the passages referencing the Father and the Son, has been that the Father is indeed a personage of spirit that dwells in the personage of tabernacle that He created for His only begotten Son. Yet the Father and the Son, who are two intelligence’s within ONE PERSONAGE OF GOD, have the ability to separate from each other and communicate with each other when expedient to achieve their purposes in dealing with their creations.

There is a celestial synergy in their oneness that we will not comprehend until after we have been quickened.

The modern orthodox version teaches that the Father and the Son are ONE only in unified purpose.

However it is a cop-out to suggest that is the extent of their ONENESS. They are quite literally ONE in Mind and in physical tabernacle, even though they constitute two intelligences.

It is however important to realize that the Father has always been in the current state that he is in, while the Son has been added upon to achieve his current state.

I find it significant to note that the Father is the only Sovereign, Omnipotent, Supreme Being that is Self-Existent and that there are no other self-existent beings besides the Father that gain their power and authority from other beings besides the Eternal FAther, nor are their any other Self-Existent Gods apart from the Father. That is what is being communicated when God informs us that there are no other Gods BESIDE me.(Isaiah 45:5) The term “beside me” in that context refers to any being that functions independently outside of the Fathers power and domain.

The Father is not a created being like the Son who He “fashioned” in His own likeness. The Son and all other fashioned (created) beings derive their power and authority from the Father.

Yes the Son, and other sons of God can obtain the Fulness of the Father and and be filled with His power. Therefore through this mystical divine investiture, they can claim all of His attributes, but they have all been fashioned by the Father and derive their power from Him.

Getting back to the age-old controversy of whether the Father and the Son are One God (singular) or Two Gods (plural) I find the following scripture in Ether quite remarkable because rather than only depicting one aspect of the nature and character of God relative to the relationship between Father and Son, it is one of the very rare passages of scripture that incorporates the APPARENT contradiction within one single passage of scripture:

12 And whatsoever thing persuadeth men to do good is of me; for good cometh of none save it be of me. I am the same that leadeth men to all good; he that will not believe my words will not believe me—that I am; and he that will not believe me will not believe the Father who sent me. For behold, I am the Father, I am the light, and the life, and the truth of the world.

Yes, good only comes from Him..

and the Father sent him..

Oh, and by the way, He is the Father


Did you get the newsletter?

February 2, 2021

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Temporary Private Status of the Blog

January 28, 2021

I am getting ready to send out my first e-Newsletter which contains part 11 of the current series about Section 124, the Nauvoo Boarding House of the Lord, and the role of Nauvoo in the end times narrative. It should go out within a week or two.

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That is one of the reasons I had temporarily made my blog private instead of public. I needed to get your attention.

The Temporary Status of My Blog

There are a few reasons why I temporarily made my blog private and will be doing so again FOR A SHORT TIME.

One of the reasons is so that I can get everyone’s attention about the newsletter. Another reason will probably be discussed in the newsletter.

As you have noticed, when I change the status of my blog from public to private, it has the following statement when you try to enter it

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I have also been contacted by several people who are upset that I would limit access to the 500+ articles and blog posts, etc. They feel it is a resource that should not be limited.

Please understand that the change of status is only temporary.

Please do not request permission to enter the site when it is marked private. I rarely change the blog from public to private, but when I do, I do not let anyone access the site. Not even the Pope with a secret handshake.

I will be marking the site as private once again shortly after this post has been sent out. It will probably only be private for a week or two unless the rapture or a fast moving bus should blindside me. If there is a particular topic that you need to review right now, please do so quickly. Find what you need and copy it.

Thank you for your consideration


His Hands Shall Also Finish It Part 10

January 21, 2021

When I started this series I anticipated that it would have about three episodes, but it has taken on a life of its own.

I think I could easily do another ten episodes regarding Section 124, the Nauvoo Boarding House of the Lord, and the significance of Nauvoo as the cornerstone of Zion. The scriptures related to these topics are so pregnant with information.

I am going to take a break from the Psalms aspect of this series to address some other things in this series.

But first, a few house keeping issues:

A friend of mine in China just told me about PDFDRIVE. It is a site which offers free pdfs of selected books. I can only assume it is legal since it is openly mentioned and has not been taken down. For those of you that have been wanting to read Rough Stone Rolling by Bushman, you can download it free. I also just downloaded “Keeping a Secret: Freemasonry, Polygamy, and the Nauvoo Relief Society 1842-44” by Cheryl L. Bruno from this site. It is an interesting read.

Also, I recently watched a short documentary the other night about a woman that married a man from another third world culture. It really sobered me up about how materialistic and proud our completely distorted modern day Babylonian lifestyle really is. If you would like to have a reality check you may want to watch this.

We have entered the twilight zone

During the events of the last 12 months working up to the scam*demic and stol*en election there has been a convergence of very bizarre things taking place in America and the world which seem to have prophetic undertones. It is remarkable how many prophetic observations and prophecies made by John in the Book of Revelation have arguably come to pass, whether typologically or literally.

Additionally, we have seen current events that seem to point towards ci*vil war and possibly the fulfillment of the proclamation prophecy in Section 124. The signs of the times all around us are far too many to list in this post, but there are a few notable ones I want to mention at this time.

There is a video that has been floating around of the Po*pe making his appearance from an upper balcony at the Vatican in which he disappears into thin air while walking away. As usual, there are numerous theories offered for this strange video including the possibility of an editing quirk.. Another theory is that it was not really the Po*pe but rather a holographic image of the Po*pe. Hmm.. an image.

Distress of Nations

Shortly after election fr*aud technology experts announced that some of the voting machines were connected to the Internet and transmitting information to and from foreign countries such as China and Italy, we now have reports that the Italian government is on the brink of collapse. Interestingly there are reports of a number of resignations of high government officials around the world.

During this time of political upheaval in Italy, unconfirmed reports circulated around the Internet that the Vat*ican experienced a power blackout. Related stories claimed that the Po*pe had been arrested. While stories like these end up being false more often than not, they are sometimes projections of what some prophecy buffs seem to expect from certain public figures and institutions based on the desired fulfillment of prophecy.

“For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest”

We have previously talked about the fact that many hidden things have been coming to light (for those who are paying attention) thanks to whistle blowers like Snowden and Assange and others. The latest news on this topic is that President Trump has just declassified numerous documents having to do with everything from UFO reporting’s, to the Hu*nter Bid*on scandal to former President Obama’s involvement in the fake Russia accusations against President Trump.

Someone sent me a remarkable link hosted on https://linktr.ee/ which provided countless revealing unclassified documents but it has since been censored and taken down. (BTW, Tru*mp refused to par*don both Snowden and Assange before he left office which I think is just despicable and extremely revealing. He pardons Blackwater mercenary murderers and yet refuses to pardon people who truly deserve to be pardoned. It is another sign that he represents just another arm of the great whore. Trumptards who are putting their faith in the arm of flesh need to wake up and smell the coffee. Trump is part of the ene*my regardless of whether he was a plant from the beginning or whether he is part of the great whore that is waring among itself. Indeed, it will become increasingly clear as we continue our investigation of these topics that Trump has indeed been a Trojan horse tra*itor.

Secret Murders

Bill Clinton left a trail of de*ad bo*dies during his administration. Interestingly the mysterious mur*ders continue to this day. Five recently elected Republicans have died and ten Catholic Bishops have all died within a very short window of time. I mention this because one of the topics to be briefly discussed in the nexts post is that of “se*cret mur*ders“.

Military Communist take Over of Our Country

It was really remarkable to watch the hypocrisy of the trea*son*nous scoundrels who have stolen the election. In preparation for the inaug*uration for Joseph Biden the government has erected an unscalable wall around the capital. The radical left has just introduced a new bill to build a permanent security wall around the capital.

Interestingly, this is not the first time in history that the outgoing President refused to attend the inauguration of the incoming president.

Additionally they had 26,000 armed soldiers to guard the premises during the inauguration. Something is going on that has the radical left and deep state very paranoid. This will be revealed in future episodes. Although the mainstream narrative suggests that they are concerned about angry trump supporters, it would appear as if there is something else at play. The Trump supporters that were let into the Capitol Building do not pose a threat worthy of 26,000 troops. Again, we shall identify what the real reason is for these troops as this series continues.

One gets the feeling that something ominous is about to take place and that information that has been withheld is about to be revealed. In a recent video showing the trump family and friends at a party, the camera zoomed in on Trump and he held up a red fol*der and smiled. Sadly the video was taken down by youtube almost as quickly as it appeared, although there are other less obvious videos of Trump carrying the mysterious red fol*der.

On a recent roundtable discussion (start at 1:23) conducted by Charlene Bollin*ger, it was noted that in a CNN interview, a top mili*tary comm*ander told George Stephanopoulos that what is taking place is a “peaceful transition to military authority“. They pointed out that it is the military, not Biden that is ultimately in charge now. Naïve patriots are hoping that the military is still under President Trump, however I believe they are very naïve but it wouldn’t matter even if they were.

Another interesting video about the Hun*ter Bid*en laptop controversy can be seen here.

Here is are some interesting comments by Rush:

“I think they know that they are not – I gotta be very careful here in the words I choose. I think they know that this is something that’s been arranged rather than legitimately sought and won,” Limbaugh said on his national broadcast.

“They have not legitimately won it. Now, I’m on thin ice saying this. I’m making myself a target saying this, but I’ve been doing this for 30 years. And it’s really no different today than 30 years ago. No different than last week, in terms of the way I approach this. It’s almost a question of legitimacy.

“I’m almost of the mind that they know that there’s not a full-fledged legitimacy to this. But it doesn’t matter because they’re able to lie to themselves. They’re able to tell themselves stories. They really don’t have anybody there [at the inauguration] and they’ve got people replaced by 200,000 flags, 200,000 flags that have been placed on the Washington mall.”

There seems to be something bigger taking place beneath the surface of what appears to be taking place.

The Ominous Part of the Proclamation

One of the most prophetic aspects of section 124 is the proclamation of the gospel and of the cornerstone stake of Zion that is to go forth from the servants of God to all of the political leaders of the world.

This proclamation presumably is sent forth at a time when there is a pres*ident ele*ct from a U.S. presidential election. The proclamation will be prophetically inspired by the Holy Ghost and will reveal things that will BEFALL the kings and authorities of the world in a time to come.

Regarding the proclamation, at the time that it goes forth, the Lord says he is ABOUT to call upon the political leaders to give heed to the light and glory of Zion.

Did you catch that?

The proclamation puts all political authorities on notice that the kingdom of God has returned to earth and that it is the “set timeto favor her..

All of the authorities must prepare to submit to God’s kingdom or suffer the consequences.

When Christ said he did not come to bring peace, but a sword, he was referring to the 3rd watch when his army will make war with the kingdoms of the world.

This may give context to what is happening right now and why there is such a military buildup in Washington DC. (BTW the troops in Washington will be there until February 16)

Naturally, those authorities which refuse to repent and accept the gospel and submit to God’s kingdom will become rather defensive and angry and vengeful, desiring to maintain their power base. This could be why those in power are becoming very threatening and oppressive.

Just as Caesar felt threatened by the rumors of the birth of King Jesus during his time, corrupt leaders may be responding the same way right now.

This is why God admonishes his servants that send forth the proclamation to fear them not. The warning is that those political authorities that refuse to repent and submit will be LEFT WITHOUT EXCUSE and VISITED in the DAY OF VISITATION when the Lord will appoint the portion of the oppressor among hypocrites.

Virtually every political authority in high position is currently oppressing those that they have been given stewardship over.

They are doing this by limiting commerce, preventing people from earning a living, taking away God given rights through unjust laws and mandates, by forcing people to wear diapers on their faces, forcing them to take harmful and fictitious medical tests and preparing to force them to accept a very dangerous DNA altering vaccine. An underlying reason for this is to provide a pretext for a major financial re*set but the injections also promote transh*umanism and enables the PTB to influence the thinking of the masses.

The Lord has declared that it is “not right that any man should be in bondage one to another.”. One of the many reasons for the proclamation going forth when it does, is to rectify this problem of oppression and bondage.

The Book of Daniel and other scriptures inform us that the horn made war with the saints of the LDS restoration and prevailed against them, but when the Ancient of days comes, judgment will be given back to the saints and they will possess the kingdom.

Based on my imperfect interpretation of the scriptures and the current events taking place, I am now of the opinion that the servants have very possibly and probably returned and the proclamation has been sent forth. I believe that the political authorities are suppressing the knowledge of the proclamation they have received. I think there is a reason why the invitation has been sent forth to the oppressive political leaders of the world before the servants begin their work of sharing the gospel and beginning the gathering among the common folk.

I think that prudence is necessary at this time in the public comments that we make about this very serious and sacred work that has very possibly begun to go forth among political authorities.

The Book of Daniel informs us that at the time of the end “none of the wicked will understand but the wise shall understand“.

I have decided to suspend this series with regard to this public blog and continue it in a newsletter for those interested. It is obviously not important for you to be on my email list. All any of us need is the scriptures and the Holy Ghost to navigate these uncharted waters of end times events. The list is just for those that enjoy the interaction of discussing these things.

If you would be interested in being on the list of people to be included in the remainder of this series and other related topics, please send your email address to onewhoiswatching [at ] gmail dot com.

I am not sure if I will be using this blog site in the future.

Amazing things are happening in the earth at this time. I believe we are seeing the beginning of the merging together of two prophetic narratives in scripture. The beast narrative in the Book of Revelation is now chronologically emerging with and will parallel the gathering narrative and return of the kingdom of God narrative in modern revelation. Some of the virgins will enter into the chamber and live consecration, others will be told to go into the city to  buy and sell.

Keep Watching

PS

My sources tell me that there are a bunch of wingnuts down in happy valley that have concluded that they are the Lord’s servants from Joseph Smith’s generation. They apparently believe that the first labors of the last kingdom have returned to the earth through another mortal birth. (some sort of reincarnation or transmigration)

I guess they have a podcast, etc.

Apparently these wannabe’s worship at an alter on a mountain top having visions and visitations. They apparently look at pictures of historical figures of the LDS movement and look at themselves in the mirror to decide which servant they must be.

“I look like Oliver, I must be him!”

“I look like Sidney, I must be him!”

“I look like Lyman Wight, I must be him”

Etc., etc., etc.,

Apparently they read my blog to determine what actions they need to be taking to fulfill their prophetic roles LOL

Beware of these well meaning but confused brethren and pray for them.

His Hands Shall Also Finish it Part 1

His Hands Shall Also Finish it Part 2

His Hands Shall Also Finish it Part 3

His Hands Shall Also Finish it Part 4

His Hands Shall Also Finish it Part 5

His Hands Shall Also Finish it Part 6

His Hands Shall Also Finish it Part 7

His Hands Shall Also Finish it Part 8

His Hands Shall Also Finish it Part 9


His Hands Shall Also Finish It Part 9

January 15, 2021

The Old Testament speaks of “Cities of Refuge”:

They were “six Levitical towns in the Kingdom of Israel and the Kingdom of Judah in which the perpetrators of accidental manslaughter could claim the right of asylumMaimonides, invoking talmudic literature, expands the city of refuge count to all 48 Levitical cities.[1] Outside of these cities, blood vengeance against such perpetrators was allowed by law. The Bible names the six cities as being cities of refugeGolanRamoth, and Bosor, on the east (left bank) of the Jordan River, and KedeshShechem, and Hebron on the western (right) side. (Wiki)

Interestingly, modern revelation also speaks of cities of refuge in the end times, although with a different slant. Instead of providing refuge for those who have committed accidental manslaughter, they will provide refuge for every man that will not take his sword against his neighbor during a time of global unrest and civil war. (D&C 45)

Below is a keyword search on cities of refuge and the term refuge in general in the D&C:


Earlier in this series we noted that Hyrum Smith identified the cornerstone of Zion in Nauvoo as a place of refuge wherein the Lord would hide his elect from the indignation that will scourge the wicked;

 Hyrum paraphrased the prophecy of Isaiah to identify Nauvoo as the “hiding place“.

“..therefore tarry not in any place whatever, but come forth unto this place from all the world, until it is filled up, and polished, and sanctified according to my word, saith the Lord, come ye forth from the ends of the Earth, that I may hide you from mine indignation that shall scourge the wicked..”

Here is what Isaiah says:

20 ¶ Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.
21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.

Some people feel that there will be interim cities of refuge (tent cities) before the final gathering out to Zion. In fact, a non-member of the church had some strong impressions about cities of refuge while touring the Cardston Temple in 1921. (Ref)

With all of this in mind, I found it interesting when a friend from Missouri sent me a link about how Kosciusko County, Indiana is now a Constitutional Rights Sanctuary. The main website lists other cities that have become sanctuary cities. I noticed two cities in Idaho that are listed as sanctuary cities, Eagle Idaho and Kuna City Idaho.

“Rooms” in the Nauvoo Boarding House of the Lord

As previously touched on in this series, one of the interesting things about the Nauvoo House of the Lord is that it was to not only be a place for the weary traveler to contemplate the word of the Lord and seek His face, it was also to be a house wherein all of the leading presiding priesthood offices were to have “rooms“:

143 The above offices I have given unto you, and the keys thereof, for helps and for governments, for the work of the ministry and the perfecting of my saints.

144 And a commandment I give unto you, that you should fill all these offices and approve of those names which I have mentioned, or else disapprove of them at my general conference;

145 And that ye should prepare rooms for all these offices in my house when you build it unto my name, saith the Lord your God. Even so. Amen.

Rooms were to be prepared for the offices (officers) of the priesthood. This gives context to the use of the word room, when speaking about how William Law, was to be appointed, ordained, and anointed, as counselor unto Joseph Smith, in the priesthood “room” of Hyrum Smith.

91 And again, verily I say unto you, let my servant William be appointed, ordained, and anointed, as counselor unto my servant Joseph, in the room of my servant Hyrum, that my servant Hyrum may take the
office of Priesthood and Patriarch, which was appointed unto him by his father, by blessing and also by right;

92 That from henceforth he shall hold the keys of the patriarchal (evangelical) blessings upon the heads of all my people,
93 That whoever he blesses shall be blessed, and whoever he curses shall be cursed; that whatsoever he shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever he shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Whether or not the use of the terms “room” and “rooms” in section 124 relative to the Boarding House of the Lord, are used symbolically or literally is not really clear.

What does seem curious, is that Joseph Jr.’s assistant in the first presidency is to be ordained in Hyrum’s priesthood “room” instead of Joseph’s priesthood “room”.

Why?

Hyrum is being acknowledge as the highest priesthood officer in the church and kingdom.

Even higher than Joseph.

This passage of scripture is the first and only time in scripture that anyone is acknowledged as holding the “office of priesthood and patriarch” in those specific terms even though the office had clearly already been in existence.

Office of Priesthood??

What is that?

Even more curious is the fact that Hyrum’s ascension to the highest priesthood office in the church is declared to be valid based on two things-

  1. Being the oldest living son of Joseph Smith Sr.
  2. Having been ordained to the office by Joseph Smith Sr.

The following quote is from a patriarchal blessing given to Hyrum Smith by his Father, Joseph Smith Sr., on December 9th 1834

He shall stand in the tracks of his father and be numbered among those who hold the right of patriarchal priesthood, even the evangelical priesthood, and power shall be upon him that in his old age his name may be magnified on the earth. (Recorded by Oliver Cowdery)

Bottomline: Joseph Smith Sr., who had died several months previous to this revelation known as section 124, had previously held the same position that section 124 was declaring his son Hyrum to hold. Indeed, Hyrum was replacing his father in that patricarchal/evangelical ministry. Father Joseph Smith Sr. had been the highest presiding authority over the Church of the latter day saints, that Hyrum was being ordained to.

As it turns out, Father Smith had presided in the highest Evangelical /patriarchal priesthood position over the entire church of the latter day saints, for about six years before he died in September of 1840.

If you are new to this blog and have been steeped in the orthodox history of the church, you are probably having a huge brain-fart right now because you have never heard that Father Smith held such an esteemed position of authority over the entire church.

You may be thinking, “with all due respect, how could an old feeble man who was seldom heard from, have been presiding over Joseph Smith, Sidney Rigdon and the entire church?”

More on that later, however, it is critical for new readers to understand that from June of 1831 to December of 1834, Joseph Smith presided over the restored “Church of Christ” by the law of common consent as a high priest of the Melchizedek. That 3 1/2 year period is a prophetic period prophesied of in ancient scripture.

Following that 3 1/2 year period, the Lord pronounced the church leaders and members to be condemned and the church was downgraded in priesthood authority.

The Church of Christ was renamed the Church of the Latter day Saints and it was now presided over by lineal patriarchal priesthood hierarchy which is also referred to as “evangelical” priesthood authority.

The evangelical priesthood is determined based on lineage from father to son, and it is a lesser priesthood authority and power than that of Melchizedec priesthood which is not determined by the calling of God’s voice out of heaven.

Joseph Smith declared that

He later clarified the three orders of priesthood once the saints got to Nauvoo, after the saints had become condemned and downgraded in presiding priesthood authority. Several different accounts of Joseph’s discourse are provided below and all of them confirm that Melchizedek’s priesthood is greater than ,Abraham’s patriarchal priesthood.

The official history of the church contains this summary of the discourse relative to the three orders of priesthood-

3 grand orders of priesthood referred to here.
1st. King of Shiloam–power & authority over that of Abraham holding the key & the power of endless life.–… must sacrifice all to attain to the keys of the kingdom of an endless life… anointing & sealing–called elected and made sure without father &c. a priesthood which holds the priesthood by right from the Eternal Gods.–and not be descent from father and mother.
2d Priesthood, patriarchal authority finish that temple and god Will fill it with power.
3d Priesthood. Levitical

The above demenstrates that the highst priesthood is not based on lineal descent from father to son, rather it requires the sacrifice of all things

The following is from the journal entry of James Burgess:

Hebrewes 7 chap. Paul is here treating of three different preisthoods, namely the preisthood of Aron, Abraham, and Melchizedeck, Abraham’s preisthood was of greater power than Levi’s and Melchizedeck’s was of greater power than that of Abraham.

Here is the Journal entry of Franklin D. Richards confirming that the Melchizedek priesthood is greater than patriarchal priesthood and clarifying that it is a greater authority that that of patriarch or apostle-

There are 3 grand principles or orders of Priesthood portrayed in this chapter
1st Levitical which was never able to administer a Blessing but only to bind heavy burdens which neither they nor their father able to bear.
2 Abrahams Patriarchal power which is the greatest yet experienced in this church
3d That of Melchisedec who had still greater power even power of an endless life of which was our Lord Jesus Christ which also Abraham obtained by the offering of his son Isaac which was not the power of a Prophet nor apostle nor Patriarch only but of King & Priest to God to open the windows of Heaven and pour out the peace & Law of endless Life to man & No man can attain to the Joint heirship with Jesus Christ with out being administered to by one having the same power & Authority of Melchisedec..

 Understanding the distinction between high priests in the Melchizedek priesthood and those that officiate in the patriarchal priesthood, which also sometimes includes the designation of “high priest” is essential in understanding the significance of the priesthood order that is spoken of in section 124.

Hyrum Held Two Positions

Interestingly, the Lord also appointed Hyrum to be a prophet, seer and revelator unto the church just as Joseph and the other members of the presidency were.

94 And from this time forth I appoint unto him that he may be a prophet, and a seer, and a revelator unto my church, as well as my servant Joseph;

95 That he may act in concert also with my servant Joseph; and that he shall receive counsel from my servant Joseph, who shall show unto him the keys whereby he may ask and receive, and be crowned with the same blessing, and glory, and honor, and priesthood, and gifts of the priesthood, that once were put upon him that was my servant Oliver Cowdery;

96 That my servant Hyrum may bear record of the things which I shall show unto him, that his name may be had in honorable remembrance from generation to generation, forever and ever.

The fulness of the Mechizedek priesthood is not necessary to be a prophet, seer and revelator. Joseph functioned in that capacity shortly after John the Baptist restored the keys of the evangelical priesthood and several years before the higher priesthood was restored.

Getting back to the Nauvoo ear and section 124-

It may seem somewhat unusual that Hyrum was being asked to function in the first presidency as a prophet seer and revelator as well as to preside over it in the “office of priesthood and patriarch“, however, God was preparing to temporarily release Joseph from his calling in the first presidency per the succession prophecy contained in Section 43.

“..there is none other appointed unto you to receive commandments and revelations until he be taken, if he abide in me.

But verily, verily, I say unto you, that none else shall be appointed unto this gift except it be through him; for if it be taken from him he shall not have power except to appoint another in his stead.”

As documented in previous posts, Joseph did in fact resign from his position a few years later, as a prophet for the church.

Hence, the Lord was placing Hyrum in the batter’s box to create a seamless transition when Joseph would eventually acknowledge that he was no longer going to prophesy for the church.

Even though Hyrum was acting as the presiding patriarch and president over the first presidency and the entire church, he would need to be counselled by Joseph in learning how to receive revelation as a prophet seer and revelator.

This patriarchal order seems typological to ancient kingdoms in Israel. For instance, King David held the highest patriarchal priesthood office over his kingdom yet, the prophet Nathan seemed to have the highest gift of revelation and was the one that the word of the Lord to David often came through. He would deliver messages to David from the Lord. (notwithstanding David was also somewhat revelatory as well. )

But I digress.

In this episode, I wanted to address “priesthood rooms” in the Nauvoo Boarding House of the Lord and the office of “priesthood and patriarch“.

More specifically, I want to focus on the life of Father Joseph Smith Sr. relative to his role and contribution in the LDs restoration movement.

William’s Ordination was to Take Place
in Hyrum’s Room

If William Law was to be a counselor to Joseph Smith Jr., why was his ordination and anointing to take place in the “room” of Hyrum Smith, rather than the room of Joseph Smith Jr.?

Because Hyrum Smith was replacing his father in the office of “priesthood and patriarch” over the whole Church and as such, he was higher in the patriarchal (evangelical) order of the church than Joseph, Sidney or William.

Hence, the presiding elders of the first presidency were all under the priesthood direction of the Patriarch and President over the entire church, which was now Hyrum Smith.


At least symbolically, we know that the cornerstone stake of Zion and the Lord’s boarding house was to be polished with the refinement of a palace.

Imagine a majestic palace with lots of windows which represents many rooms in the palace.

Why many rooms?

Because countless strangers from the seed of Abraham would be accepting the gospel and coming to seek the face of the Lord.


Some of those rooms pertained to priesthood offices and would possibly have smaller rooms or compartments within them.


This series has taken us through quite an evolution in our perception of the Nauvoo Boarding house, from perceiving it to be a small motel that accepts credit cards from non-believers, to the magnificent and majestic palace and pavilion of the Lord wherein only those that are worthy will be crowned with honor and glory once inside.

Again, this of course may seem confusing to those that have been indoctrinated in the orthodox history of the church.

If in fact Hyrum was higher in evangelical administrative leadership than Joseph, by virtue of being the eldest living son of Joseph Smith Sr., and also by virtue of the fact that he had been ordained by Joseph Smith Sr., then this begs the question, when and how did Joseph Smith Sr. become so important and higher up in priesthood authority than Joseph Smith?

We find ourselves needing to dig a little deeper into the history of the church and into the life and role of Father Smith to get the proper context of what is going on here.

Understanding these principles are requisite for understanding the priesthood organization of the church and also what is being communicated in section 124.

Over the years I have felt impressed to focus on and pay tribute to various historical figures in the LDS restoration movement. I did this primarily because I felt they did not get adequate recognition and a fair reporting of their contribution to the movement from the orthodox history of the church. Additionally, we need to understand the Lord’s promises about these men returning to fulfill their callings.

Among these personalities were Sidney Rigdon, William Law and Lyman Wight, three of my favorite heroes of the LDS restoration movement. While the orthodox history paints them as villains and traitors that did not endure to the end, I consider them to be heroes. They will be among the first laborers of the last kingdom who will return to initiate the final gathering to Zion.

In this post, we shall focus on another hero of mine that does not get the credit he deserves.

Like many historical figures, Joseph Smith Sr. is not adequately portrayed by historians.

Like the others listed, he played a remarkable role that has not been properly characterized and acknowledged.

LDS.org provides a rather short bio on Father Smith that highlights the following facts about his life and contribution to the Lord’s work

  • Father of 11 children
  • Business bankruptcy of his ginseng root venture
  • Resistance of organized religion
  • One of the Eight Witnesses of the Book of Mormon
  • Labored on the Kirtland Temple
  • Attended the School of the Prophets
  • Served as member of the high council
  • Served as assistant counselor in First Presidency
  • Called as Patriarch to the Church

While everything in the above bullet points are true, they do not paint a valid and complete picture of his real contribution to the work nor do they adequately emphasize his role as the president of the church for six years after the fulness of the priesthood was lost and the church was condemned by the Lord.

My Attorney Friend

The reason I decided to focus on Joseph Smith Sr. in this episode is because of a very emotional phone call that I got from an attorney friend of mine about three months ago which I have not been able to get off of my mind.

My friend began the phone call by asking if I had read the book Rough Stone Rolling by Richard Bushman.

I informed him that I had but it was a long time ago.

I pulled it off my bookshelf and brushed off the dust and opened it, noticing countless notations that I had previously made in it but forgotten about.

He then asked if he could read a few pages out of it to me beginning at the end of page 261

These pages contained a historical sketch of Father Smith’s life and revealed in great clarity the business failures and poverty he experienced which led to a serious problem with an alcohol addiction.

Bushman is considered a top-notch LDS historian, but unlike most active LDS church historians, he does not attempt to sanitize the history. He pulls no punches when relating the cold hard facts of history.

As my friend began reading about Father Smith’s life to me, he began to weep several times.

I was really touched by the eloquence in which Bushman described the painful life of Father Smith, as well as my friend’s emotional response to it.

In the narrative, it is mentioned that Joseph Smith Jr. ordained his father to be Patriarch of the Church and it acknowledges the fact that there is a dispute among historians as to whether this ordination took place in December of 1833 or December of 1834.

Most orthodox histories place his ordination in December of 1833 which is erroneous. More on that later.

But for now, I want to provide a few short snippets from Bushman’s book that my friend read to me which paint a rather bleak picture of Father Smith’s life.

Bushman begins with the blessing Father Smith received from his son Joseph to lay the foundation-

“Although couched in formal language, Joseph’s blessing on Joseph Sr. expressed the feelings of a son for a father who had suffered repeated defeats. This was a man who had lost one farm when his storekeeping business failed, who had been reduced to tenancy for fourteen years while his children were young, and then lost a second farm when he missed the mortgage payments.

Fifty-eight years old when the Church was organized, Joseph Sr. was back in tenancy, with no house or land to call his own. Defeated by the rigors of the economic order he was told by his son he would be a prince over his posterity. “Blessed of the Lord is my father, ” Joseph said, “for he shall stand in the midst of his posterity and shall be comforted by their blessings when he is old and bowed down with years and he shall be called a prince over them.”..

Whatever else Joseph Sr. lacked, “his seed shall rise up and call him blessed… his name shall be had in remembrance to the end”

The summation of Joseph Sr.’s life above, arguably paints him as a miserable failure. But the happy news that Bushman want to emphasis is that his seed will rise up and call him blessed, thanks to a blessing from a compassionate son.

Bushman goes on to suggest that Sr.’s life had to be redeemed by his sons-

Joseph Smith Sr. seemed to understand that his sons had redeemed his life. When he blessed Joseph and hyrum in December 1834, he thanked them for enduring the hardships of their early lives. Hyrum, Joseph Sr. said, had “born the burthen and heat of the day” and “labored much for the good of thy father’s family.”The father was grateful for Hyrum’s kindness in tolerating Joseph Sr.’s weakness.

“Thou hast always stood by thy father, and reached forth the helping hand to lift him up, when he was in affliction, and though he has been out of the way through wine, thou has never forsaken him, nor laughed him to scorn.” Joseph’s Sr.’s candid words speak the sorrows of a failing father in a cruel time. Besides his business failures, his weakness for wine brought him down and opened him to the scorn of his won children. Joseph was grateful that his sons did not laugh; “For all these kindnesses the Lord my God will bless thee”

In return, he could bless Hyrum with “the same blessings with which Jacob blessed his son Joseph, for thou art his true descendent.” He could not give his son wealth, but he could say “thy posterity shall be numbered with he house of Ephraim, and with them thou shalt stand up to crown the tribes of Israel.”

Him..

According to Bushman, Joseph Smith Sr. seemed to realize that his sons had redeemed his life.

Really?

His life was so pathetic and his contribution to the work so miniscule that it needed to be redeemed by his sons?

Bushman authoritatively opines:

Joseph Smith Sr. could make these promises because Joseph Smith Jr. had given him priesthood, while the father had given his son only hardship.

Ouch!

Father Smith could only offer hardship.

He brought nothing of value to the table.

I ask you, was it Joseph that decided give Father Smith priesthood through pity, because he was a looser, in an effort to restore some semblance of dignity in his life or was it the Lord giving Father Smith priesthood keys which were legitimately deserved by right, handed down from the fathers?

Was “hardship” and humiliation really the only contribution that Father Smith made to his sons and the work of the Lord the Smith family was involved with?

Bushman continues-

Joseph Sr.’s blessing on Joseph Jr. acknowledged that “thou has suffered much in thy youth, and the poverty and afflictions of thy father’s family have been a grief to thy soul.”

Joseph Jr. had mourned his family’s humiliations and assumed responsibility for lifting them from their low state. “Thou has stood by thy father, and like Shem, would bave covered his nakedness, rather than see him exposed to shame”

Yes, being the son of an accused drunkard and living in poverty was obviously humiliating, but seriously, was hardship all that Father Smith had offered?

Bushman’s historical sketch of Father Smith presented him as a pathetic useless eater, addict that contributed but pain and embarrassment to his family and nothing substantial to the work of the Lord.

One gets the opinion that the calling Joseph gave his Father was a symbolic, honorary calling of no real substance. At best Father Smith was a placeholder.

While I appreciate that Bushman has a good heart and wants to illustrate the pain that the Smith Family had over Father Smith’s business failures, depression and alcohol addition, I beg to differ with the overall characterization of Father Smith as a failure with very little serious contribution to the work.

In previous blogs we have uncovered an astounding backstory that has been lost or deliberately obscured to the orthodox history.

One of the remarkable discoveries that has surfaced is that the Melchizedek priesthood was not restored in 1829 by Peter James and John, rather it was restored in June 5th 1831 by the voice of God from heaven, at the special conference at the Morley Farm.

That began a 3 ½ year period when the fulness of the Gospel was on the earth, ending on December 5th 1834 when God revealed that both the leaders and members of the restored church had been condemned!

Why is this 3 ½ year period significant when reviewing the role of Father Smith?

Because once you realize that his ordination took place the day after the Church was condemned and told they must have a REFORMATION IN ALL THINGS, the significance of Father Smith’s ordination becomes obvious.

The church was no longer being presided over by Melchizedek Priesthood once the church was condemned on December 5 1834. It was now being presided over by the Patriarch of the Evangelical Priesthood, namely Father Joseph Smith Sr.

That is why the research of Quinn is so earth shattering important!

Thanks to the detective work of historian Michael Quinn, we now know the true date of this ordination did not take place in December of 1833, it took place on December 6th 1834, one day after the fulness was taken from the saints and the Lord declared that the church was under condemnation.

It took place one day after the Lord said that there must be a REFORMATION IN ALL THINGS (including the priesthood order of the church).

Here are some of the observations and conclusions that Quinn makes in identifying the true date of the ordination:

“The traditional account of this office traces its beginnings to 18 December 1833, when Smith is said to have ordained his father, Joseph Smith, Sr. However, as is the case with other details in the traditional history, this dating is incorrect.

Again, the confusion comes out of changes made in earlier documents. historians have long acknowledged complications associated with this dating.. Cowdery’s introduction to the blessing book describes Joseph Sr. being ordained first a president of the priesthood and then a patriarch. Cowdery goes on to describe meetings in December of 1834 rather than December 1833 which match these particulars. According to Cowdery, on 6 December 1834 Smith, Rigdon, and Williams ordained Joseph Sr. and Hyrum Smith “presidents of the high priesthood. ”

Because Cowdery had been ordained “assistant” (associate) president on 5 December 1834, he was able to assist in ordaining the elder Smith as patriarch a day later along with other members of the presidency-Joseph Jr., Rigdon, and Williams.

Three days later on 9 December 1834 “Joseph Smith, Senior, a Patriarch, and President of the high Priesthood .. pronounced” blessings “upon his children, assembled at the house of his son Joseph.” Why would Joseph Smith, Sr., have waited over a year to pronounce his first blessing if he had ben ordained patriarch in 1833?… It was on 6 December 1834 not 18 December 1833- that Smith ordained his father a president and patriarch.. holding the keys of the patriarchal priesthood over the Kingdom of God on earth, even the Church of the Latter day Saints”

I might add that in addition to the historical detective work of Quinn, there is another glaring piece of evidence embedded within the blessing that Joseph Smith Jr. gave to his father.

In it, Father Smith was told that he would hold the ” keys of the patriarchal priesthood over
the Church of the Latter day Saints”

Did you catch that?

Father Smith was to hold the priesthood keys over the “church of the latter day saints

The name of the church was not changed from the “church of Christ” to the “church of the latter day saints” until May 3rd 1834. Before that time, the term never existed in the history of the church. That proves categorically that the ordination had to have taken place AFTER the erroneous date of December 18 1833.

Clearly, the erroneous assumption that the ordination took place in 1833 is easily proven false even without the more detailed research and observations of Quinn, although Quinn’s research is critical in identifying the exact date.

This is what the Lord said in a revelation given on December 5th 1834 just prior to Oliver Cowdery’s ordination into an office in the Church of the Latter day Saints is provided below:

‘Verily,  condemnation resteth upon you, who are appointed to lead my Chu[r]ch,  and to be saviors of men: and also upon the church: And there must needs be a  repentance and a refor[m]ation among you, in all things..” See Joseph Smith Papers

The higher Melchizedek priesthood which had been restored 3 ½ years earlier at the conference at the Morley Farm was lost because the saints had failed to live the law of consecration and the fulness of the gospel, and the leaders and members of the church were pronounced by the Lord to be under condemnation. This means that the Melchizedek priesthood was no longer presiding over the Church.

Further, the saints needed to have a reformation in all things, including the priesthood and priesthood structure by which it was governed.

Joseph Sr. was not just being given some honorary calling as a patriarch by Joseph Smith out of sympathy or to restore his reputation. Father Smith was literally being called of God to preside over the church at the highest level of evangelical priesthood!!

The Melchizedekian priesthood was no longer presiding over the church. It was now Patriarchal priesthood that was presiding.

Father Smith was not just being called to be a patriarch over his family or over a stake, he was being called to preside over the entire church and kingdom.

He would “be numbered among those who hold the right of patriarchal priesthood, even the keys of that ministry

So shall it be with my father: he shall be called a prince over his posterity, holding the keys of the patriarchal priesthood over the kingdom of God on earth, even the Church of the Latter Day Saints;

A little tid-bit in church history that few people pay much attention to or realize the significance of, is the fact that a few years later when the dedication of the Kirtland temple took place, it was Father Joseph Smith Sr that sat in the highest seat in the administrative temple pulpit!

“In the seating in the Kirtland temple, Joseph Sr. sat in the highest pulpit above his son.” (pg 263 Rough Stone)

Why?

Because in addition to his position as the Patriarch over the entire church, Father Smith was also the President over the entire church and held the keys of the evangelical/patriarchal kingdom of God on earth.

It should be remembered that evangelical priesthood is handed down from father to son by the literal descendants of the chosen seed. In addition, one must be identified and called by revelation:

39 It is the duty of the Twelve, in all large branches of the church, to ordain evangelical ministers, as they shall be designated unto them by revelation—

40 The order of this priesthood was confirmed to be handed down from father to son, and rightly belongs to the literal descendants of the chosen seed, to whom the promises were made.

41 This order was instituted in the days of Adam, and came down by lineage in the following manner: (D&C 107)

This explains why the Lord Justified Hyrum’s calling to take the office of priesthood and patriarch based on the fact that he held the right of his father, Joseph Smith Sr. by calling and by lineal right:

that my servant Hyrum may take the office of Priesthood and Patriarch, which was appointed unto him by his father, by blessing and also by right;

92 That from henceforth he shall hold the keys of the patriarchal blessings upon the heads of all my people,

93 That whoever he blesses shall be blessed, and whoever he curses shall be cursed; that whatsoever he shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever he shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. (D&C 124)

I want to say that I think brother Bushman did a magnificent job of describing the pain that Father Smith and his boys felt about his business failures, depression and struggle with alcohol.

However my frustration is that only part of the story is being told about the true magnificence and importance of Father Smith’ role and contribution in the work of the Lord.

I want to suggest that both the bio of Joseph Smith Sr on LDS.org as well as the one written by brother Bushman in Rough Stone Rolling really missed the boat in describing the huge role that Father Smith played in the restoration Movement.

Notice the chronological profundity of the following dated sequence of three major events that took place directly after the fulness of the gospel was rejected.

On December 5 1834 the Lord declares the church to be under condemnation

On December 6th 1834 Father Smith is ordained as President and Patriarch of the Church

On December 9th 1834 Father Smith gives his children patriarchal blessings and Joseph’s blessing reveals that he will


It is notable that patriarchs were not called in the church until towards the end of the 3 ½ year period when the fulness was on the earth, another validation that the priesthood structure of the church was being restructured.

Was Father Smith a Type of Noah?

Ok, Just about everything that we have covered about Joseph Smith Sr and the reorganization of the church priesthood hierarchy up to this point is probably yesterday’s news to many old time readers of this blog. However, I want to point something out to you that you may not have pondered before.

Have you ever noticed that Joseph Smith Sr. likened himself to Noah in both the patriarchal blessing to Joseph Jr. AND Hyrum?

Joseph Sr blessing to Hyrum
December 9 1834
Joseph Sr Blessing the Joseph Jr.
December 9 1834
“..thou hast always stood by thy father and reached forth the helping hand to lift him up when he was in affliction; and though he has been out of the way through wine?, thou hast never forsaken him, nor laughed him to scorn,.. “..Thou hast stood by thy father, and like Shem, would have covered his nakedness, rather than see him exposed to shame: when the daughters of the Gentiles laughed..”

Many critics have lambasted Father Smith for being an alcoholic and used that to assassinate his character.

First of all, I think it is interesting that Christians and Mormons can marginalize the seriousness of Noah’s alcohol indulgence while taking a much less charitable view of Father Smith’s.

Why is this?

If a high-profile ancient prophet/patriarch thousands of years ago was a winebibber, it is no big deal. We can cut him some slack. But if it is done by someone in relatively recent times, who is not publicly known for a substantial contribution to the Lord’s work, it is a glaring condemnation on the man’s character.

I suppose some would suggest that Father Smith was just using Noah’s penchant for wine as a justification of his own, to marginalize his actions.

Others see the Noah comparison that Father Smith made about himself as a legitimate one to emphasize the humiliation that Father Smith felt and the empathy and loyalty that his sons showed him.

I believe the comparison is deeper than that.

I actually believe that the great prophet/patriarch Noah and the great patriarch/prophet Joseph Smith Sr., had something more in common with each other.

I want to suggest that Father Smith and his associates acted as latter day intercessors just as Noah and his family did.

Dispensational Transition Points

Let me suggest that throughout religious history there have been prophets and patriarchs that have stood in the gap as intercessors during dispensational transition points.

My use of the term dispensational transition points has reference to any point in time when God’s relationship with his people significantly changes. Regardless of whether that change is positive or negative.

For instance at one point during Moses ministry, the Lord declared that he was going to wipe the children of Israel off of the earth in his hot displeasure. At that time, Moses stood in the gap as an intercessor to prevent that from happening at that time.

That would be an example of a transition point in God’s relationship with his people.

On the other hand, Enoch stood in the gap during a time when God’s people were transitioning from a fallen state to a Zion state.

That is also an example of a transition point.

Now, getting back to Father Smith and Noah-

Noah stood in the gap at a time when the inhabitants that he had preached to ultimately rejected the gospel and God decided to destroy all flesh from off the face of the earth. During this dispensational transition point, Noah and a handful of people entered the ark and eventually facilitated in the peopling of the earth.

Noah warned those that got destroyed. He saved enough souls to people the earth again.

The atonement statute in Leviticus 16 and many other related passages alludes to the fact that Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon and others would jointly offer an intercession during a dispensational transition point.

In past posts we have talked about the amazing role of Joseph and Sidney and we have speculated as to who some of the others were, such as Hyrum and Oliver, etc.

However, I have never really considered Father Smith to have been one of them until I realized Father Smith’s role in the revised leadership of the church after the church was condemned.

Clearly, Father Smith played a significant role during a dispensational transition point.

Getting back to the Noah pattern, notice what the Lord said during Noah’s ministry, shortly before he wiped the inhabitants of the world from off the face of the earth

And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth. Gen 6:12

The earth was corrupt before God; and it was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and behold, it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted its way upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence; and behold, I will destroy all flesh from off the earth. (Gen 8:17-18)

Look at the similar verbiage used before the 3 ½ years when the fulness was on the earth:

For all flesh is corrupted before me; and the powers of darkness prevail upon the earth, among the children of men, in the presence of all the hosts of heaven—

12 Which causeth silence to reign, and all eternity is pained, and the angels are waiting the great command to reap down the earth, to gather the tares that they may be burned; and, behold, the enemy is combined. (D&C 38)

That passage is very similar to the ones at the time of Noah which preceded the flood. It was given on January 2 1831 about a ½ year before the fulness was restored to the earth.

Now look at the following declaration by the Lord on July 23 1837, about 2 ½ years after the fulness was taken form the earth.

23 Verily, verily, I say unto you, darkness covereth the earth, and gross darkness the minds of the people, and all flesh has become corrupt before my face.

24 Behold, vengeance cometh speedily upon the inhabitants of the earth, a day of wrath, a day of burning, a day of desolation, of weeping, of mourning, and of lamentation; and as a whirlwind it shall come upon all the face of the earth, saith the Lord.

25 And upon my house shall it begin, and from my house shall it go forth, saith the Lord;

These ominous pronouncements demonstrate that the saints were in a severe state of darkness prior to the restoration of the fulness and then returned to it after the fulness was taken. However, it also demonstrates that a dispensational transition point similar to the one Noah was involved with, took place when Father Smith intervened to lead the church after the church fell into condemnation.

In the case of Noah, the inhabitants of the world were destroyed. In the case of Father Smith, an intercession took place which prevented the world from being destroyed.

Although we often credit Joseph and Sidney as being the two primary intercessors, I think it is fair to say that Father Smith and others played a huge role as well. In my view, his comparison to Noah is deeper and more complex than historians give credit for.

Father Smith was Quite Revelatory

In closing I would point out that if in fact patriarchal blessings can be considered “revelations”, then Father Smith was among the most revelatory brethren in the restoration movement. He gave many patriarchal blessings.

To get a feel for the depth of his soul, one should read the many blessings that he gave.

One of the most revelatory blessings that Father Smith gave was on July 20th 1840 just a few months before he died. In that patriarchal blessing given to Robert D Foster, he very possibly prophesied about brother Fosters future involvement in the Nauvoo Expositor four years later. He also reveals that he will be one of the servants of the Lord that returns during the end times:

thou mayest have many aff[l]ictions, and trials, but the Lord will deliver thee from them all, if thou will put thy trust in him, and look unto him with full purpose of heart, be patient, for in Patience we possess our Souls,

.thy enemies will rage, and persecute thee, and foam out their own Shame, and Shall See the error of their ways, and be constrained, to acknowledge their error..

.. the Lord has a great work for thee, if faithful to do all his will, and keep all his commandments, thou art of the tribe of Joseph and of the Seed of Ephraim, being of the household of faith, and entitled to all the Blessings of our forefathers, and the Blessings Shall be upon thee and on thy posterity forever, thou Shall instruct thy companion, if living and gain her, into the kingdom, many of her friends Shall obey the truth, thou must yet go to the west, to the north and to the South, thou Shall yet travel to the east, thou Shall Sail on the ocean, thou Shall cross the mighty deep, thou Shall preac[h] to Captains at Sea, and Baptise them in the briny deep,

thou Shall speak to the raging Sea, and its angry waves Shall be Still the winds Shall be Still at thy bidding, Angels Shall minister to thee if thou will exercise faith sufficient to Stand the[i]r appearing thou Shall hear the voice of God, thy mind Shall be enlarged thy understanding Shall grow, thou Shall Stand to see great thing[s] take place, thou Shalt behold thousands fall by the Sword, and hundreds perish in famine, thou Shall See many widows, and the orphans left destitute, but thou Shall have power to take up the orphans and provid[e] for them, for god will be with thee and thou Shall have means to do good,

I bless them with the choice Blessings of Joseph, thy Name is written in heaven, and enrol[l]ed amongst the Sanctified, thou Shall be one of the hundred and forty and four thousand, I seal all these blessings upon the[e] if thou art faithful to walk in obedience, and keep all the commandments of God and I seal thee against the destroyer, and the Devil, and all delusion Spirits, and the destroying Angle [Angel] Shall pass by thee I seal [thee] up to Eternal life in the name of Jesus Christ Even So Amen”

Praise God for Father Joseph Smith Sr., one of the great men of the kingdom.


His Hands Shall Also Finish It Part 8

January 8, 2021

Wednesday January 6th was a remarkably historic day.

Usually when a group of consp*irators get together to commit trea*son it is secretly, in a smoke-filled room; a secret chamber so to speak. However, after weeks of compelling testimony proving ele*ction fra*ud in various states these folks took the opportunity on a public stage in front of the entire world to cer*tify the election.

Interestingly, the latest find by technopatriots is that Italy was also involved. Yep, according to some reports, the Va*tican was involved. It is probably just a coincidence that the Book of Mormon identifies the Vatican as the foundation of Satan’s earthly establishment.

For his part in this historic occasion, VP Pence was awarded his silver “token” through the special masonic han*dshake. Naturally, some people still hope for a miracle.

Since I do not accept Trump as the Cyrus type from the  Isaiah prophecy and I acknowledge that he has been complicit in promoting the  fake pandemic, false PSR reports, deadly vaccination, proliferation of 5*-G and the recent pardon of four convicted murderers (Black Water mercenaries), I don’t necessarily have a huge horse in the race.

We live in incredible times.

Joseph’s Curious Statement in his draft of the Proclamation

There is a very talented artist that is mentioned in LDS church history that was born on April 6th.

He also died on April 6th.

His paintings and architecture are famous around the world.

His association with the restoration movement takes place during the Nauvoo era.

Do you know who I am talking about?

Actually, he did not live during the Nauvoo era, he is only mentioned one time very briefly by Joseph Smith during that time.

This was brought to my attention by a reader of this blog.

In one of the comments to this series a reader shared something that I had missed in the draft of the proclamation by Joseph Smith that we have previously reviewed. It had to do with a famous artist that I have never heard of.

The comment was made when I asked the reader who was from another country how he envisioned being gathered to Nauvoo when the set time of the final gathering begins.

This was his reply:

How do I think the gathering will go for us outside the US? Listen, if renaissance Art master Raphael gets to go to Nauvoo then I’m going as well. I couldn’t believe it when his name popped up in Joseph’s first draft of the proclamation. He was catholic and painted a series of large frescoes for pope Julius the 2nd. Google The School of Athens for one of his most famous works. He died when he was 37…about Joseph’s age when he died.

How did I miss that little gem when I was reading the draft of the proclamation that Joseph wrote?

For one thing, I had never heard of the the Painter Raphael, or the  pencil of Raphael.

That’s how well-read and cultured I am.

I suspect that another reason I missed it is because I assumed the proclamation was making mention of the angel Raphael mentioned in Section 128

21 And again, the voice of God in the chamber of old Father Whitmer, in Fayette, Seneca county, and at sundry times, and in divers places through all the travels and tribulations of this Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints! And the voice of Michael, the archangel; the voice of Gabriel, and of Raphael, and of divers angels, from Michael or Adam down to the present time, all declaring their dispensation, their rights, their keys, their honors, their majesty and glory, and the power of their priesthood; giving line upon line, precept upon precept; here a little, and there a little; giving us consolation by holding forth that which is to come, confirming our hope!

Upon further investigation, it appears as if my reader is correct. Joseph Smith was actually referring to the famous, Catholic painter and architect, Raphael Sanzio.

Here is the text in question from the unfinished draft of the proclamation-

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.

Seriously?

Joseph Smith is making reference to the famous Catholic painter Raphael who lived from 1483 to 1520 ?!?!

“A leading figure of Italian High Renaissance classicism, Raphael is best known for his “Madonnas,” including the Sistine Madonna, and for his large figure compositions in the Palace of the Vatican in Rome.”


How likely is it that Raphael was born on April 6th 1483 and died April 6th 1520 .

Is that just a coincidence or is God winking at us and giving us a sign that this guy is a player?

How curious that of all the famous painters, sculptors and architects that have done notable work for the Vatican and other cities with buildings of antiquity, he is the one that Joseph Smith chose to include in his draft.

How did Joseph Smith even know about Raphael?

Were the works of this type all that well known among the saints in Nauvoo?

Which books were available to Joseph Smith to read about this historic figure and why was Joseph Smith taking the time to read about such things with everything else that was taking place in his life?

Interestingly part of the sentence about Raphael seems to have an illegible word or words in it which puts us at a contextual disadvantage, although it is likely a word or words like “tabernacle”, “temples “palace” or “sanctuary” that Raphael’s paintings will be in.

I guess the point being made is that this amazing boarding house that the Lord will live in, will be perhaps the most splendid structure (or group of structures) the world has ever known, both inside and outside.

Was Joseph speaking metaphorically or literally about the future presence and/or work of this historic figure?

Was he speaking prophetically about him?

Of all the notable figures in history that might have been used as an example in the draft, at the set time in Nauvoo, including famous reformers like Luther, Calvin and Knox, why a famous Vatican painter?

Will Raphael Sanzio show up in Nauvoo when the strange work restores people from the dead?

I suppose one could argue that the text is stating that the saints from Rome may bring with them remnants of the works of Raphael when they bring other antiquities.

26 And send ye swift messengers, yea, chosen messengers, and say unto them: Come ye, with all your gold, and your silver, and your precious stones, and with all your antiquities; and with all who have knowledge of antiquities, that will come, may come, and bring the box tree, and the fir tree, and the pine tree, together with all the precious trees of the earth;

27 And with iron, with copper, and with brass, and with zinc, and with all your precious things of the earth; and build a house to my name, for the Most High to dwell therein.

ANTIQ’UITYnoun [Latin antiquitas.]
5. The remains of ancient times. In this sense it is usually or always plural. Antiquities comprehend all the remains of ancient times; all the monuments, coins, inscriptions, edifices, history and fragments of literature, offices, habiliments, weapons, manners, ceremonies; in short, whatever respects any of the ancient nations of the earth.

Is it possible that Joseph was shown in vision some of the antiquities that will be brought to Nauvoo?

On the other hand, perhaps Joseph had seen in vision some of the historic players that would return.

After all, if he could entertain his family for hours telling them about people and events that lived anciently during Book of Mormon and New Testament times because of his prophetic and visionary experiences, why couldn’t he look into the future and see some of the notable historical individuals that will be in Nauvoo when ancient civilizations are restored in the flesh?

Heck, for all I know, Raphael Sanzio is also the angel Raphael.(1452–1519)


Another possibility is that Joseph’s eyes were covered at that time that he wrote the Proclamation draft and he was delusional.

You decide-

Continuing with Psalms-

When I first began this series on Nauvoo and then realized how profoundly and repeatedly the narratives in Psalms address the coming gathering to the cornerstone of Zion, I simply began skimming and looking at the previously highlighted passages that might apply.

At first, I saw much repetition and wanted to move even faster through the book, however, after a while, I actually began to slow down and read even the non-highlighted verses because I was realizing that the passages were putting me in a very meditative if not hypnotic state. They were helping me to achieve a state of mild bliss in refocusing my attention on God and how in charge he is.

I encourage readers of this blog to not just read my observations but to take the time to read every verse for yourselves while seeking greater confidence in the Lord as we pass further into the current global conflict which is leading us to the final restoration and gathering.

In an earlier post I posed the question, will the day of the Lord begin with something very dramatic and identifiable such as a loud sound or shaking of the earth or sign in the heavens?

Clearly there are passages that indicate that those signs are associated with the Day of the Lord.

On the other hand, we are also told that “the coming of the Lord draweth nigh and it overtaketh the world as a thief in the night”

Although we have been conditioned to think that such passages are always referring to the last coming of the Lord in the clouds of heaven, in glory, I would suggest that some of them may be referring to when He comes in secret during the third watch.

Psalms 27

In a grand scale, prophesy informs us that God’s people will be encompassed about by the armies that reject the proclamation.

Psalms 27 takes this to a more personal level with a Psalm about this eventuality in the singular. How many of us have not felt very much alone like the enemy had encamped around us individually?

1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

3 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

While clearly transitioning the prophetic theme into a singular context, the narrative stays the same, even including the theme of how the attacking enemy will stumble and fall into the pit they had digged.

The next passages cover much of what we have already covered from other passages.

Without the knowledge that God’s elect will LITTERALLY dwell in a boarding house, the following passage would seem metaphorical.

4 One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.

Yet we now know from section 124 and related passages that dwelling in the House of the Lord will be a literal event.

The latter day seed of Abraham otherwise referred to as “strangers” in a strange land that repent, will enter into the Nauvoo Boarding House which, according to section 124 will be “polished with the refinement which is after the similitude of a palace“, wherein the Lord resides.

We will request admittance to “seek his face” and “inquire” and be taught by Him.

Sadly, some requesting admittance will not be permitted to enter by the governor of the House who will see into their souls, weigh them in the balance and find them wanting.

This reminds me of the discernment that Peter demonstrated when Ananias and his wife Sapphira lied about laying all of their gold and silver at the feet of the apostles.

I am also reminded of the following passages:

37 Behold, I, the Lord, have made my church in these last days like unto a judge sitting on a hill, or in a high place, to judge the nations.

38 For it shall come to pass that the inhabitants of Zion shall judge all things pertaining to Zion.

39 And liars and hypocrites shall be proved by them, and they who are not apostles and prophets shall be known.

All sorts of people will come to Zion including liars, hypocrites and adulterers. Many of these people lift themselves up and seek to teach others about the gospel while living secret lives that are quite contrary to the gospel.

That is the problem with the times we currently live in. There is not a good way to identify and protect ourselves from liars and hypocrites and sexual predators that work their way into our midst via the Internet.

This whole concept of a boarding house that has been polished with the refinement of a palace wherein the Lord will personally reside is astounding.

And again, we get confirmation that Hyrum was correct when he merged the concept of the boarding house with the concept of God hiding his saints in the house during the time of trouble!

5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

The cornerSTONE of Zion is literally the ROCK that the pavilion/tabernacle will be built on when the time of trouble takes place.

Chapter 31 speaks of the Lord hiding his people secretly in his presence, in a pavilion.

Notice also how pre-Nauvoo revelations spoke of the “pavilion” and the “hiding place

6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.

7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.

8 When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.

9 Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.

I will Sing

The word sing shows up about 55 times in Psalms. The word Song shows up about 14 times and the phrase “new song” shows up about 6 times.

Did you remember that the term “new song” in Revelation 5:9 and 14:3 is preceded by the 6 passages in Psalms that speak of the new song?

If the new song in Psalms is the same new song in Revelation, then the majesty of the Lord’s pavilion in Zion is even greater than previously expressed as it will contain the Lord’s throne.

It in remarkable to realize that the new song will probably be sung in the cornerstone boarding house sanctuary in Nauvoo.

Below are some passages in section 84, that contain the term new song in relation to the eventual catching up of Zion from below to meet the Zion from above in the cloud.

96 For I, the Almighty, have laid my hands upon the nations, to scourge them for their wickedness.

97 And plagues shall go forth, and they shall not be taken from the earth until I have completed my work, which shall be cut short in righteousness—

98 Until all shall know me, who remain, even from the least unto the greatest, and shall be filled with the knowledge of the Lord, and shall see eye to eye, and shall lift up their voice, and with the voice together sing this new song, saying:

99 The Lord hath brought again Zion;

The Lord hath redeemed his people, Israel,

According to the election of grace,

Which was brought to pass by the faith

And covenant of their fathers.

100 The Lord hath redeemed his people;

And Satan is bound and time is no longer.

The Lord hath gathered all things in one.

The Lord hath brought down Zion from above.

The Lord hath brought up Zion from beneath.

101 The earth hath travailed and brought forth her strength;

And truth is established in her bowels;

And the heavens have smiled upon her;

And she is clothed with the glory of her God;

For he stands in the midst of his people.

102 Glory, and honor, and power, and might,

Be ascribed to our God; for he is full of mercy,

Justice, grace and truth, and peace,
Forever and ever, Amen.

Hide Not thy Face

The Lord has hid His face from his people now for many generations however when the time of trouble begins, God will once again command his people to seek His face just as Moses attempted to get the Children of Israel to seek God’s face.

At this time, when God’s elect are gathered to Nauvoo, His people will seek His face and he will no longer hide his face.

It is interesting how many of the passages can apply to God’s anointed servant and yet, they apply to all of the saints as well.

“Put not they servant away in anger” is implying that the servant has sinned but will not be permanently put away. That applies to the anointed servant Joseph Smith but also to all of us, for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.

Interestingly the JST makes a very significant change in verse 13.

We are informed that one must believe they will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living, or they must be delivered over to hell

Psalms 27 JST Psalms 27
13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. 13 Unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living, thou wouldst deliver my soul into hell.

That change is very significant.

It is speaking about how the invitation in the proclamation shall divide those who shall take up residency in the land of the living vs those that will be delivered into hell.

Although the Nauvoo narrative that we are dissecting is virtually unknown to the world at this time, it will emerge and be taught when the servants return and the proclamation goes forth.

Where is the land of the living?

It appears to begin at the cornerstone of Zion and spreads throughout the land of Zion. All other places outside of Zion will be the land of the dead and dying.

Only those that submit to Zion and her laws and her glory will abide the day. All others will see judgment and justice.

The term Land of the living shows up about 17 times in scripture. Four times in Psalms.

It is instructive to read all of the passages contextually.

Psalms 52:5 speaks of plucking the wicked out of their dwelling place and rooting them out of the “land of the living“. A similar theme is found in section 124. It is noteworthy to state that Salt Lake City Utah is geographically outside of the land of the living. It will not be included in Zion when the gathering takes place.

Isaiah 53 and Mosiah 14:6 which serve as both a typological and literal narrative of the Savior and His latter day servant informs us that God’s servant was taken from prison and judgment and cut off out of the land of the living.

In section 81 Frederick G. Williams is promised upon faithfulness to serve as a high priest and counselor to Joseph Smith as he preaches the gospel in the land of the living.

As you can see, I am moving much more slowly through Psalms. I am drinking it in.

I invite you to do the same.

I end this episode with a reminder from Zephaniah 2 that we need to “seek the Lord” that we may “be hid in the day of the LORD’s anger“:

1 Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation not desired;

2 Before the decree bring forth, before the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD come upon you, before the day of the LORD’s anger come upon you.

3 Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD’s anger.


Two Prophets Like Moses

January 2, 2021

Today it occurred to me that I have not visited the Interpreter Journal for a long long time and I decided to see if there were any interesting articles over there.

I came across an article titled

“A Prophet Like Moses”
(Deuteronomy 18:15–18)
in the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and the Dead Sea Scrolls
David R. Seely

After skimming the article, I decided to make a comment and then, after crafting my comment, I remembered that the folks over there often times block my comments.

After attempting to post my comment, it did not show up.

It may just be in moderation and will show up later, or it may have been auto deleted since it was made by a known heretic.

Nevertheless, having taken the time to craft the response, I decided to post it so that my work had not been done in vain. I have covered this topic before but newer subscribers may find it interesting.

Here is what I wrote:

Interesting article.

The following statement caught my attention.

“At least two texts from Qumran, both of which are considered sectarian texts, directly cite or allude to Deuteronomy 18 in regards to prophets, and both appear to interpret verses 18–20 as a reference to an eschatological prophet like Moses (1QS 9:9–11 and 4QTestimonia [Page 270][4Q175], lines 5–8).”

I see two prophets being spoken of with a profound differentiation between the first and second prophet in the Deuteronomy 18 narrative.

The first prophet like Moses in the narrative is contained in verses 15-17.

That prophet like Moses is clearly speaking of Christ and the admonition is to categorically “hearken” to whatever he says.

Period.

Because he only speaks words of truth.

Then in verses 18-20 the text transitions to a secondary end times prophetic figure that is also typological to Moses.

At first, this prophet has the words of God placed directly in his mouth.

Joseph Smith was different than any other prophet in the New and Old Testament in the sense that most of the canonized revelations that he brought forth contained ongoing, detailed pontifications directly, word for word from the voice of God.

conversely, Old and New Testament prophets would give short “thus sayeth the Lord” snippets from God, but rarely if ever gave long detailed communications from God as Joseph Smith did.

Interestingly, one of the things that differentiates the first prophet like Moses (Christ) from the second prophet like Moses (Joseph Smith) is that the second prophet, after speaking forth the literal words from God, eventually begins to speak “presumptuously” words which God had not spoken to him (see verse 20 &22)

Obviously, that second prophetic individual was not Christ. Christ was perfect and never taught false doctrine. He never spoke presumptuously. Every single word he spoke was true.

Also, I would suggest a differing interprestion of the following passage:

“And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.”

I would suggest that it is actually the prophet that has the responsibility placed upon him when his listeners fail to hearken to the true words of God.

This is because he was an intercessory prophet like Moses was.

To back that supposition up, I would remind you that Moses committed a great sin that resulted in the Lord refusing to allow him to cross over the river into the promised land.

However the deeper contextual reason for the transgression Moses committed is because Moses had offered himself as an atonement offering in behalf of the children of Israel who were committing sin.

It is interesting to note that one of the segments in the dead sea scrolls actually speaks of an end time messianic servant “comprehending deep mysteries” that “will make an atonement for all the children of his generation. He will be sent to all the sons of his generation. His word shall be the word of Heaven and his teaching shall be according to the will of God.”. (pages 144-5 Dead Sea Scrolls Uncovered)

 



 



Mystery Babylon

December 30, 2020

Question: How do the central bankers market a new financial system that nobody would want if they understood what it will be?

Answer: Manufacture a healthcare crisis that will enable you to herd all of the sheep into the slaughter house without them realizing and resisting what is going on.

Fear is the powerful agent that gets people to unwittingly give up their rights in exchange for perceived safety. One of the most powerful ways to make people fearful is to create an invisible enemy such as a mysterious invisible virus.

Currently people are being asked to buy into a solution even though the supposed problem is very vague, mysterious and not definitive because it does not actually exist.

Such a virus provides the pretext for governments to prevent people from organizing and protesting and planning a rebellion.

For years we have heard about the coming financial reset.

There are many theories about how the reset will take place and when it will take place. In a sense, it began many years ago when the gold standard was abolished with other milestones along the way. However the major final milestone of the agenda is to do away with our current fiat cash monetary system and give those who rule total power over the new digital currency system; so much power that they can control where people can travel and what they can say and think.

The financial transaction system that is about to be put into place is not just a digital currency, it is a control system. It is a modern form of slavery. It not only digitizes currency, it digitizes the human body and results in trans-humanism.

The following link takes you to a remarkable interview with Catherine Austin Fitts. She has an interesting background which gives her a powerful perspective on the great reset that is in the works.

This interview presents a very concise explanation of what is going on.

The purpose of providing the interview is not to scare anyone. Rather it is to inform and to show how prophecy is being fulfilled before our very eyes.

In the interview she is asked who the elite people are that control the world at the highest level. She fittingly responds by saying she does not know..

Hence the Biblical term, “Mystery Babylon“.

Also provided below is a session of the World Economic Forum which discusses in diplomatic and nuanced terms, the justification for that is taking place.

Those that love God and have faith in Him and will be accepting His Son and His servants when they return, have no need to fear.

We have been commanded not to fear.

We need to be found waiting and watching as mystery Babylon digs the pit that they will fall into.


His Hands Shall Also Finish It Part 7

December 23, 2020

Viewing the end times role of Nauvoo through the Book of Psalms.

It is interesting to ponder the 400 year prophecy of Abraham ( Gen 15:12-15 ) in light of current events. So many amazing things are currently taking place that seem to suggest that the process of freeing the prisoners has possibly begun or is about to begin. It really does feel like this constitutional crisis and threat of civil war is an integral aspect of the calamity that is spoken of in section 1 of the D&C.

Having said that, one has to wonder if the transition from servitude and political slavery, to Freedom and gathering to Zion will initially be a subtle evolutionary process that begins quietly and grows over time, or if this prophetic milestone begins with a bang that shocks and rocks the inhabitants of the earth, ie, shaking of the earth, sound of trump or great noise, appearance of an inbound comet, planet, etc., etc.

One of the $64 questions has to do with whether the prophetic narrative of the words of a book coming forth by one who is not learned in 2nd Nephi 27 is referring exclusively to the event during Joseph’s last ministry, or whether there is still a literal fulfillment to take place. The Chapter has several interesting time related indicators but can still be confusing. Perhaps a detailed look at that chapter in a future blog.

A Prophetic View of Nauvoo through the Book of Psalms

It is generally believed that King David wrote the Book of Psalms. Many Bible scholars believe that there were multiple authors. Jewish tradition claims that “the Book of Psalms was composed by ten elders, along with David who was one of its principal contributors

An LDS scholar by the name of John Hilton 3rd did an interesting essay titled “Old Testament Psalms in the Book of Mormon“. In it he actually did some extensive keyword analysis showing how much the Book of Mormon draws upon the same concepts and in many cases, keywords and keyphrases, such as “tender mercies“.

In it he says:

“The Psalms provide powerful messages of praise and worship. Their words reverberate not only throughout the Old Testament but also in the New. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland has written that “the book of Psalms may be the one biblical text admired nearly equally by both Christians and Jews, to say nothing of those of other faiths—or no faith at all—who find comfort in its verses and encouragement in the hope they convey.”

Over one hundred years ago Franz Delitzsch noted, “Next to the book of Isaiah, no book is so frequently quoted in the New Testament as the Psalter.”  Henry Shires similarly states that “the N[ew] T[estament] has been influenced by Psalms more than by any other book of the O[ld] T[estament].

In 70 cases N.T. quotations of Psalms are introduced by formulas. There are 60 more quotations that have no introductory formula, and in an additional 220 instances we can discover identifiable citations and references.”  These frequent New Testament allusions to the Psalms should not be surprising, for as Robert Alter writes, “Through the ages, Psalms has been the most urgently, personally present of all the books of the Bible in the lives of many readers.”

Given that the Psalms are frequently quoted in the New Testament, one wonders if a similar phenomenon occurs in the Book of Mormon. Although Psalms are not specifically mentioned as being on the brass plates (see 1 Nephi 5:10–16),  certainly some of what we today have as the book of Psalms could have been included on the plates.

Even if the Psalmic material did not appear in written form on the brass plates, early Book of Mormon authors such as Nephi could have been familiar with some Psalms based on their experience with temple worship in Jerusalem. Moreover, while there are no explicit references to Psalms in the Book of Mormon, David Larsen has found several textual connections between the biblical Psalter and the Dead Sea Scrolls, none of which were explicitly identified, leaving open the possibility of similar connections in the Book of Mormon as well. ”

The article is an interesting read if you want to see the parallel themes and in some cases, parallel keywords between the Book of Mormon and Psalms.

In this episode I want to show how often Psalms addresses and/or interrelates with the end times role of Nauvoo, the Nauvoo House, Section 124, the proclamation and the return of Christ and his servants.

Sadly, Joseph Smith did not elaborate in detail about the authorship of the Book of Psalms. However, he and Sidney Rigdon spent a significant amount of time making inspired changes, additions, and clarifications to it, showing that they considered it to be authentic and valuable scripture.

In his letter to Newspaper Editor Noah Saxton, Joseph Smith made the following declaration:

“The city of Zion spoken of by David, in the one hundred and second Psalm,10 will be built upon the land of America..”

Clearly, Joseph believed that David authored the 102nd Psalm and that it was speaking about the land of Zion that would be built in America. I strongly suspect that Joseph believed that David authored all of the content found in Psalms.

As I have skimmed through the Book of Psalms looking for this topic, I have been amazed at how much context and content relates directly to the prophetic Nauvoo theme and its role in the end times.

I have also been surprised at how many Davidic lamentations are contained in Psalms which, in my opinion, apply to Joseph Smith equally if not more than to King David himself. I will not elaborate further on that other than to encourage readers of this blog to consider the possibilities and do their own research. Regardless, Psalms continuously provides interesting parallels between the life of King David and the life of Joseph Smith.

Getting back to Psalms 102 which was referenced by Joseph Smith, the following passages contain some of the exact same keywords and context as the section 124 which was given nearly a decade AFTER Joseph Smith referenced it in the Saxton Letter

13 Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.

14 For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof.

15 So the heathen shall fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth thy glory.

16 When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory.

17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.

18 This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD.

19 For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the LORD behold the earth;

20 To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death;

21 To declare the name of the LORD in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem;

Comparing the keywords in Psalms 102 with Section 124

Compare Psalm 102 verse 13 above with 124:6

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.

That is no coincidence. The Psalmist was categorically speaking of the same event.

Other keywords follow that would not be overwhelmingly conclusive if not for the above giveaway.

Compare verse 15 above with verses 11 and 107

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. (compare also “awake” and “daughters of Zion” with Isaiah 51 & 52 also, Isaiah 62 uses both “proclaimed” and “daughter of Zion”)

Let him assist my servant Joseph, and also let my servant William Law assist my servant Joseph, in making a solemn proclamation unto the kings of the earth, even as I have before said unto you.

Compare verse 16 above with

Therefore, for this cause have I accepted the offerings of those whom I commanded to build up a city and a house unto my name, in Jackson county, Missouri, and were hindered by their enemies, saith the Lord your God.

Clearly, Psalms 102 is directly linked to section 124, the proclamation, and the prophetic role of Nauvoo, etc. I suspect that other keyswords may be found in those nine passages. I am simply noting the obvious ones that stood out to me from memory.

Having established the interrelatedness of Psalms 102 with section 124 and the prophetic Nauvoo narrative, much greater context is given to other parts of 102.

For instance, the chapter begins with a lamentation prayer:

1 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come unto thee.

2 Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline thine ear unto me: in the day when I call answer me speedily.

8 Mine enemies reproach me all the day; and they that are mad against me are sworn against me.

9 For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping, ( God saw Joseph weeping for Zion)

10 Because of thine indignation and thy wrath: for thou hast lifted me up, and cast me down.

Both David and Joseph Smith the latter day Davidic servant were lifted up in greatness and eventually cast down. I would suggest that being approached all day long is more applicable to the life of Joseph than of David, although there is a clear type,

I don’t doubt that King David and other kings may cry out at the appointed time of trouble, be answered speedily, and be gathered to Nauvoo, however, I would suggest that the literal interpretation of the Davidic lamentation above may well be referring to Joseph Smith the Davidic servant of the last days.

Perhaps it is a shadow fulfillment of one and a literal fulfillment of the other.

Why do the Heathen Rage?

Having used Joseph Smith’s declaration about Psalms 102 to set the foundation. Let’s go to the beginning and work our way forward as we identify some of the more prolific passages that address our topic.

In Psalms 2 we have another direct intersect with section 124.

1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,

3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.

5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.

6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.

10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

Why do the heathen rage??

Why do the kings of the earth set themselves and counsel together against his anointed?

Because they will not subject themselves to the kingdom of God when they are invited to bring their treasures and come to Zion.

This brings us to an otherwise obscure part of the invitation that will be extended to the kings of the earth in the future according to section 124.

One might be tempted to focus primarily on the happy part of the invitation to kings to “give heed to the light and glory of Zion” narrative. We are informed that “God will “visit and soften the hearts of many of them..”

However, 124 cautions that the remainder of the kings that receive the declaration of “peace“, will be appointed their portion of the oppressor among hypocrites where there is gnashing of teeth.

Why?

The sad fact of the matter is after the elect have established the cornerstone of Zion, they will invite the whole world to come to the light of her glory. This global invitation is referred to in Section 58 as the “supper of the house of the Lord“. (see also the related parable in Luke 14)

Once this global invitation is extended, there will be two chronologically distinct gatherings to Zion.

The first will involve the “the rich, and learned, the wise and the noble.” This first group which includes many kings and rulers is not coming to submit themselves to the kingdom of God. They will be coming to make war against Zion. You can read how the remains of this army will be left for the fowls to devour in Isaiah 18:6 and other prophesies.

This is what verse 2 in Psalms 2 is referencing

The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed..

The Book of Mormon speaks of the multitude of the earth coming to make war against the apostles of the Lamb. Although some of the descriptives appear to be figurative, the gathering together against the Lord’s apostles is more than likely speaking of the war against Zion in the latter days.

34 And after he was slain I saw the multitudes of the earth, that they were gathered together to fight against the apostles of the Lamb; for thus were the twelve called by the angel of the Lord.

35 And the multitude of the earth was gathered together; and I beheld that they were in a large and spacious building, like unto the building which my father saw. And the angel of the Lord spake unto me again, saying: Behold the world and the wisdom thereof; yea, behold the house of Israel hath gathered together to fight against the twelve apostles of the Lamb. (1 Nephi 11)

Much more literal prophecies about the multitudes gathering to make war against Zion are found throughout the scriptures. One common theme is that those that fight against Zion will be “cut off”. (See 1 Nephi 22:19, 2 Nephi 6:13, 27:2)

According to Section 58, following that confrontation with the rich, learned, wise and noble, is the “day of my power” in which “the poor, the lame, and the blind and the deaf” come in unto the marriage of the Lamb.

It is really exciting to think that God will set His King upon His holy hill of Zion and that it is probably referring to Nauvoo and the Nauvoo House Sanctuary.

Also, compare Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee in verse 7, with the following passage in 2nd Samuel 7

He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever. 14 I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men: 15 But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee.

Moving on to Psalms 104- It has a remarkable Davidic lamentation

1 Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

2 O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? [falsehood] Selah.

3 But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.

4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.

5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.

6 There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.

8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.

This is a lamentation by a major player. Again we see the theme of “hear me when I call“. Is the servant lamenting that his integrity has been turned into shame by the masses or is he referring to the Lord’s glory being despised by the masses?

The lamentation continues in chapter 6 and sprinkled without is the admonition to trust in God and not man.

In chapter 7 the Davidic Servant puts his trust in God and calls upon God to save him from those that persecute him. He poses the question, “if there be iniquity in my hands” (compare this with 2nd Samuel 7. “If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men:”)

1 O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:

2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

3 O LORD my God, if I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands;

4 If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:)

5 Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah.

6 Arise, O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded.

7 So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about: for their sakes therefore return thou on high.

8 The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.

9 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.

10 My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.

Ask yourself if the above lamentation better fits King David or Joseph Smith. Certainly both have elements of the narrative in their lives, but I think it is speaking of the end time servant.

Psalms 14 notes that all have gone aside and that not one doeth good. Compare that to MORONI 10:25, D&C 33:4, 35:12

It acknowledges that God must bring his people out of captivity when salvation comes out of Zion

3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

4 Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the LORD.

5 There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous.

6 Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the LORD is his refuge.

7 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the LORD bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.

Psalms 16 contains the famous lamentation: “For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

Is that speaking about King David or Joseph Smith?

Are you sure?

Moving on to Psalms 19 which speaks of the day when the heavens will “declare the glory of God” The words of God’s servants will go “out through all the world” and there will be “no speech nor language where there voice is not heard” [and understood]. This event will be “as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber

At this time it will be acknowledged that “the law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure..”

The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.”.

All of this is addressing what will be coming forth and largely interrelated with the Nauvoo role of end times events. But the chapter ends with the following passages that can only be understood by one who understands the Biblical profile of Joseph Smith and his intercessory role:

11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

12 Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.

13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.

14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

Hmm..

The servant is warned by God to keep the commandments. His errors are hard to understand on many levels. For one thing, it is difficult to provide definitive proof that he has even committed any “errors”. Secondly, those things that he did can be justified through scriptural sophistry, such as those that twist the scriptures to justify polygamy as an eternal celestial law.

This theme will re-occur with even more clarity as we continue Psalms but two things jump out at me after reading the above lamentation.

One is the following statement by Joseph Smith wherein he proclaims the calling and election promise that he had previously obtained. Yet he seems to imply that the sins he committed outwardly were placed on him externally even though he continually contemplated the things of God-

 “I [Joseph Smith] prophesy and bear record this morning that all the combined powers of earth and hell shall not and cannot ever overthrow or overcome this boy, for I have a promise from the eternal God. If I have sinned, I have sinned outwardly; but surely I have contemplated the things of God.” August 27, 1843. HC 5:554

The other thing that jumped out at me is the use of the term “presumptuous” sins. Compare that to the prophecy about Joseph Smith contained in Deuteronomy 18

18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.

19 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.

20 But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die.

21 And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken?

22 When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.

Moving to Psalms 19. It makes direct referenced to the Sanctuary in Zion and how help will be sent from it.

1 The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;

2 Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion;

It is possible that this particular passage is referring to the Kirtland Temple where the servants will be sent forth from initially, however, there is reason to believe that it is the Nauvoo Sanctuary from which help will be sent from to the nations.

We have previously observed that the entire land of Zion is referred to as a “hill” and a “mountain“. Whether or not there will be earth changes which raise the land up, or the dispersing of the waters of the ocean, to make this literal or not we do not know. On the other hand, if the water becomes depleted from the oceans, the entire continent will essentially be a mountain.

Psalms 24 speaks of Zion and probably Nauvoo and the Nauvoo House as “the hill of the LORD“.

We are informed in section 124 and related passages that the elect of God will become sanctified in Nauvoo and that nobody will be allowed to enter into the Lord’s sanctuary unless they are clean. It is in the sanctuary that one can seek the face of the Lord and receive the blessing of the Lord.

This chapter poses the question “Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? Or who shall stand in the holy place?”

4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. [LDS Masonic temple endowment??]

5 He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

6 This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.

7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

8 Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.

9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

10 Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.

As you can see, the Psalms are pregnant with prophetic insight into the end times role of Nauvoo, the Nauvoo House Sanctuary, Section 124, and the proclamation. Central to this prophetic narrative is the return of the Lord and His servants back into the vineyard to seal up the elect.

We will continue highlighting some of the prophetic highlights contained in Psalms in the next episode.

Before closing this episode I thought I would share some interesting trivia pertaining to Nauvoo and the city of Zarahema.

Searching for the Zarahemla Temple

Many years ago Rod Meldrum was starting to organize his Firm Foundation and bookofmormonevidence.org with his conferences promoting the Heartland Model of where the Book of Mormon peoples were geographically located. At that time, I decided to email him a copy of a paper I had written many years previous.

It was titled A Mystical Look at the LDS Restoration Movement.

I thought he might find it interesting because it details from scripture, the role of America as the latter day geographical place of the gathering of ALL of God’s people. One of the things I addressed in the paper is the fact that according to the Book of Mormon and D&C, the latter day gathering of the Jews was to America, not the Old World Jerusalem. I also showed that the Jews would actually begin to believe BEFORE they were gathered to America, contrary to the orthodox view of the gathering of the Jews in the last days.

I showed what I consider to be compelling scriptural evidence to show that the Jerusalem of end times prophecy spoken about by Isaiah, was America or at least located in America.

However, one interesting tidbit that I thought might catch his imagination was the following speculation in the paper:

“As I continued to investigate and compare historical facts with the scriptures, I became convinced that the ancient inhabitants of America once occupied the places where the Saints were being directed to gather such as Kirtland Ohio, Jackson County Missouri and Nauvoo Illinois.
Remember, one of the major cities in the area that Christ visited in America was called Jerusalem! The thought that Christ might have visited the Nephites in or around Kirtland or other church historical sites in the surrounding areas seemed intriguing, even mystical.
This provided a possible explanation for why God designated the area across the river from Nauvoo as the City of Zarahemla. (perhaps he was simply identifying what it had already been named by an earlier Book of Mormon people)
If the City of Jerusalem that is mentioned in the Book of Mormon at the time Christ visited the Nephites was located near where Kirtland is today, then indeed the Lord was having the Saints of the restoration movement rebuild the city of Jerusalem and the Temple that had previously been there!”

The passage of scripture I was making reference to regarding Zarahemla was section 125

1 What is the will of the Lord concerning the saints in the Territory of Iowa?

2 Verily, thus saith the Lord, I say unto you, if those who call themselves by my name and are essaying to be my saints, if they will do my will and keep my commandments concerning them, let them gather themselves together unto the places which I shall appoint unto them by my servant Joseph, and build up cities unto my name, that they may be prepared for that which is in store for a time to come.

3 Let them build up a city unto my name upon the land opposite the city of Nauvoo, and let the name of Zarahemla be named upon it.

4 And let all those who come from the east, and the west, and the north, and the south, that have desires to dwell therein, take up their inheritance in the same, as well as in the city of Nashville, or in the city of Nauvoo, and in all the stakes which I have appointed, saith the Lord.

After sending the email, I received a thoughtful response from Rod who also shared the article with Hartman Rector Jr. who was an emeritus general authority of the LDS Church that was serving on his board of directors as I recall. From what I could tell from reading between the lines, they seemed very intrigued with the general concepts however I think they deemed much of the content to be too hot to handle and a distraction to their desired area of focus.

The demographic they were promoting their Book of Mormon geography model to, were mainstream members of the church and they wanted to avoid being black balled by the LDS Church for teaching things that would be considered heretical.

Their Heartland Model was already considered to be quite controversial because LDS scholars and apologists had a long history of promoting the Central and South America theories about where the book of Mormon people lived.

Nevertheless, shortly after I sent that article, Rod’s very good friend Wayne May began promoting the belief that the Zarahemla settlement that the Lord made reference to in section 125 was the site of the ancient city of Zarahemla.

He eventually acquired numerous investors and appears to have accumulated hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions, to purchase some land and conduct an archeological dig, looking for the ancient Temple of Zarahemla mentioned in the Book of Mormon.

Although I suspect the idea of the Ancient Zarahemla being across from Nauvoo was planted in Waynes mind directly or indirectly as a result of my article, I do not know for sure.

It may have just been a remarkable coincidence that Rod’s friend Wayne began promoting it shortly after I sent the article to Rod.

It does not matter one way or the other, I am simply explaining why I have taken an interest in Wayne May’s searching for the Zarahemla Temple  and visited the general site of the dig over the years.

The Archeological Dig Across from Nauvoo

Wayne May is a fascinating character. He is a convert to the church and he has served as a Bishop or Branch President and many other callings in the church. He has been publishing the Ancient American Magazine for over 25 years. He has published videos and written several books and articles on these topics.

I have been to several of his presentations and find him to be a very likable person and a very interesting speaker who is passionate about the topics he addresses.

I think he has done much good work to promote his version of the North America geography concept and I agree with some of his conclusions, including his belief that the Kinderhook plates were authentic. I think his research and thinking on that topic is pure genius

However, I get the impression that he is somewhat of a promoter and entrepreneurial opportunist as I have watched him over the years grow his love of Book of Mormon geography into a very profitable empire.

I hope he is properly motivated in what he is doing with regard to the Zarahemla dig which keeps being prolonged without any significant success.

To quell the concerns of investors and supporters who are getting anxious and suspicious about the venture which has been going on for an extended period of time without any definitive success, Wayne enlisted a friend by the name of Dr. Kevin Price to provide a professional opinion about the continuing viability of the project.

Wayne also conducts tours of historical sites.

In the past, Wayne May has worked very closely with his friend Rod Meldrum who also seems to be somewhat of a promoter and opportunist. (Perhaps my use of the word opportunist may be too strong and inappropriate. I am using it for lack of a better term. I am not necessarily using the word in a negative way, although the definition does seem to lean that way. I am just pointing out that an opportunity to promote a religious/historical belief is being financially exploited regardless of the motivation behind it. In the spirit of capitalism it is a noble and desirable thing to identify a viable market gap and exploit it for gain.

I have a friend who has gotten to know Rod Meldrum and he claims that Meldrum is somewhat of a ruthless businessman who is very controlling as he capitalizes on this type of research for profit.

I personally have no idea what the truth is regarding Meldrum’s real agenda. However Meldrum uses his platform to promote Tim Ballard and his underground railroad project which is disconcerting to me. I have been suspicious of the claims that Tim Ballard makes and the real motivation behind his organization. I have watched the Mormon Stories podcast interview with investigative reporter Lynn Packer about Tim and his Underground Railroad. I feel that Packer’s research validates the concerns I have had about the motivation and legitimacy of Tim Ballard’s claims. Tim has accumulated tens of millions of dollars from investors who respond to his emotional appeals to help bring an end to child slavery.

It is very unfortunate how large amounts of donated money by well meaning financial donors seldom seems to find its way to where it is truly needed. Just follow the money trail and find out where it goes and how it is used.

But I digress, the topic at hand has to do with where the ancient temple of Zarahemla is located. Below is a picture of Wayne May busy at work doing his archeological dig on the other side of the Mississippi river, directly across from the Nauvoo Temple.

Below is a Google Earth view of where the archeological dig is taking place in conjunction to the city of Nauvoo.

As you can see from the picture below, Wayne assumed that the ancient site of the Zarahemla Temple would be due west of where the Nauvoo settlement and temple is located on the other side of the Mississippi river.

I have been to the dig site of Wayne May’s a few times during my pilgrimages to Nauvoo.

Years ago I would probably have made a similar guess about the location he has chosen. However, now that I have dug a little deeper into the lack of revelatory direction on the Nauvoo Temple, and how all of the prophecies only address the Nauvoo House, I have reconsidered where the likely location of the Zarahemla Temple really is.

It is now my humble opinion that if the city of Nauvoo, and more specifically a temple on the east side of the river in Nauvoo is a valid indicator or where the Zarahemla Temple was, the landmark would be the Nauvoo House, not the temple on the hill.

That being the case, the correct location would likely be well south of where Wayne’s dig is currently taking place.

It is also important to realize that Joseph Smith’s Zarahemla settlement was located close to the town of Montrose which is still identifiable. According to at least one account, the settlement of Zarahemla during Joseph’s ministry was west of Montrose. That is another reason why the real location is likely further south than where the dig is.

I think I will go exploring for the possible site of the ancient city and temple during my next pilgrimage.

Until next episode, keep watching.

Listing of previous episodes

His Hands Shall Also Finish it Part 1

His Hands Shall Also Finish it Part 2

His Hands Shall Also Finish it Part 3

His Hands Shall Also Finish it Part 4

His Hands Shall Also Finish it Part 5

His Hands Shall Also Finish it Part 6


Open Letter to President Trump: You Must Use Insurrection Act to “Stop the Steal” and Defeat the Coup

December 22, 2020

 

Open Letter to President Trump: You Must Use Insurrection Act to "Stop the Steal" and Defeat the Coup

 


 

The time is now near at hand which must probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them. The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army. Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of brave resistance, or the most abject submission. We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or die.” – General George Washington, Address to the Continental Army Before the Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776

President Trump,

We now face a moment of peril as great, or greater, as what General Washington and his men faced in 1776.   The very survival of our nation as a free Constitutional Republic hangs in the balance.   We have but one last chance to save it.   The fate of unborn millions will now depend  on your conduct, the conduct of the current members of our armed forces, and the conduct of we the many millions of American veterans and patriots who are still loyal to our Constitution.

When you were sworn in, you took the following oath, as mandated by Article II of the Constitution:

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

It’s time to honor that oath by defending the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

This is your moment of destiny.   Will you take your place in history as the savior of our Republic, right up there with President Washington and Lincoln?   Or will you fail to act, while you still can, and leave office on January 20, 2021, leaving We the People to fight a desperate revolution/civil war against an illegitimate usurper and his Chicom puppet regime?

Here are the facts:

We are already at war with communist China and its willing American agents, puppets, and co-conspirators who seek to overthrow our Constitution, as well as the international elites and other foreign enemies who have aided and abetted this war on our nation.  They have infiltrated and taken over every branch of government at every level, state and federal.  War isn’t coming – war is already here.

Communist China could never defeat us in open battle, so instead, it infiltrated and subverted our institutions, bought and blackmailed American elites, and made allegiance with willing domestic enemies of our Constitution, to defeat us from the inside out, without having to fire a shot, by using what is commonly referred to as “Fourth Generation Warfare” doctrines and methods.   This is war by other means, but it is war nonetheless.

Through well-orchestrated mass vote fraud, the Communist Chinese and their domestic enemy allies are about to install their illegitimate puppet, Joe Biden, and his equally illegitimate puppet running mate, Kamala Harris, into the White House, with their treasonous fingers on the nuclear launch codes.

You must act NOW as a wartime President, pursuant to your oath to defend the Constitution, which is very similar to the oath all of us veterans swore.  We are already in a fight.  It’s better to wage it with you as Commander-in-Chief than to have you comply with a fraudulent election, leave office, and leave the White House in the hands of illegitimate usurpers and Chinese puppets.  Please don’t do it.  Do NOT concede, and do NOT wait until January 20, 2021.  Strike now.

If you fail to act while you are still in office, we the people will have to fight a bloody civil war and revolution against these two illegitimate Communist China puppets, and their illegitimate regime, with all of the powers of the deep state behind them, with nominal command of all the might of our armed forces (though we fully expect many units or entire branches to refuse their orders and to fight against them) and with their foreign allies also joining in to assist in the suppression of American patriots.

Without clean elections, we no longer have a Republic, and you are charged by the Constitution with preserving a republican form of government wherein the people actually elect their own representatives in clean elections.   Article IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution clearly commands you in this, when it states:

“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion.” 

“Shall” is command language.  And that command applies to all three branches of the federal government, including the executive branch which you run.   And that command applies directly to you.  You are commanded by the Constitution to take whatever action you must to ensure that we have a Republican form of Government – and that means clean elections.  In the current dire circumstances where complicit traitors have been put into place in every branch of government (legislative, executive, judicial) at every level (local, state, federal), through fraudulent elections over many years, it means YOU will have to fix it, with the full support of loyal military service members and millions of military and police veterans, as well as millions of patriotic average Americans who stand with you 100% in doing what must be done.

 It won’t be fixed by corrupted legislatures, Governors, or the courts.  The recent refusal by all but two of the Supreme Court Justices (including all of your own Supreme Court picks) to hear the Texas election fraud case shows that the cancer of cowardice, compromised officials, and treason has spread even to the Supreme Court.   The disclosures of the corruption and blackmailing of Hunter Biden and the corruption of Rep. Swalwell by a Communist Chinese Spy, as well as the blackmail ring run by Jeffery Epstein, are the tip of the iceberg in how the deep state and its Chicom allies have taken over our establishment elites.

That corrupted establishment won’t fix it, but We the People shall, one way or another and we need you to lead us in this great battle to save our Republic.

Further, the US Constitution states in Article I, Section 8 that Congress has the power:

To provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the union, suppress insurrections and repel invasions

 Congress long ago provided for just that by passing the Insurrection Act which delegates that decision and power to you, as President and Commander-in-Chief.

The Insurrection Act, 1o U.S. Code, Section 252- Use of militia and armed forces to enforce Federal authority, states:

Whenever the President considers that unlawful obstructions, combinations, or assemblages, or rebellion against the authority of the United States, make it impracticable to enforce the laws of the United States in any State by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings, he may call into Federal service such of the militia of any State, and use such of the armed forces, as he considers necessary to enforce those laws or to suppress the rebellion.

Section 253 of the Insurrection Act then states:

The President, by using the militia or the armed forces, or both, or by any other means, shall take such measures as he considers necessary to suppress, in a State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy, if it—

(1)

so hinders the execution of the laws of that State, and of the United States within the State, that any part or class of its people is deprived of a right, privilege, immunity, or protection named in the Constitution and secured by law, and the constituted authorities of that State are unable, fail, or refuse to protect that right, privilege, or immunity, or to give that protection; 

(2) opposes or obstructs the execution of the laws of the United States or impedes the course of justice under those laws.

In any situation covered by clause (1), the State shall be considered to have denied the equal protection of the laws secured by the Constitution.

Section 254 then states:

Whenever the President considers it necessary to use the militia or the armed forces under this chapter, he shall, by proclamation, immediately order the insurgents to disperse and retire peaceably to their abodes within a limited time.

Clearly an unlawful combination and conspiracy in multiple states (indeed, in every state) has acted to deprive the people of the fundamental right to vote for their representatives in a clean, fair election as is required in a free nation, striking at the very heart of what it means to have a republican form of government, and disenfranchising them.   You, and you alone, are fully authorized by the Insurrection Act to determine that such a situation exists, and to use the U.S. military and the militia  to rectify that situation.   And the militia includes not only the National Guard units of each state, called into federal service, but also includes the body of the people, age 17-45, and especially us military veterans, who are by federal statute subject to call up for service as the militia until age 65, due to our prior training and experience.

As Article II declares, “The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States.”   You must call us up, and command us.

We urge you to do the following simultaneously  as both the chief law enforcement officer of the nation, and as the commander in Chief:

 

  1.  INVOKE THE INSURRECTION ACT:   Issue a Presidential Proclamation, directly invoking the Insurrection Act, declaring an insurrection, rebellion, and coup to be in effect by domestic enemies of the U.S. Constitution and traitors who are in collusion with and/or acting as agents of a foreign enemy (specifically Communist China, but also other known or unknown foreign enemies) and to call up the militia (including the National Guard, us veterans, and patriotic Americans of military age) and US military to suppress the insurrection. That proclamation should declare that domestic traitors have conspired with a foreign enemy, specifically Communist China, and have been either bribed or blackmailed by that enemy, and together they have subverted our electoral system from top to bottom to rig elections at every level, and to steal elections with the intent of overthrowing our Constitution and our way of life.

A.   Order the data seized:  Pursuant to that proclamation, order SOCOM and other trusted military units, to seize all databases of the CIA, FBI, NSA, DNI, etc and the records held by all state electoral systems and administrators.  And order them to take possession of and preserve all evidence of the insurrection/rebellion/coup wherever it is housed or held and to counter and suppress any attempt by the insurrectionists to prevent the seizing of the data.

B. Order a mass declassification of the dirty secrets:   Order SOCOM Intelligence officers and other trusted and loyal patriot intelligence officers to carry out your orders to declassifying ALL the dirty secrets and evidence of crimes by all the corrupt and compromised elites (in both major parties) to expose them all, and especially to expose their treason and their willing service to communist china and other foreign powers, as spies, agents, and puppets.  Of course, those loyal intelligence officers should not declassify and disclose data that could put at risk loyal American operatives and allies in foreign nations, who are on legitimate missions that are related to our legitimate national interests.  Only disclose data on traitors and their treason.

C.  Within all that data will be the evidence needed to expose the vote fraud and who is behind it, as well as expose all the corrupt judges, state Attorney Generals, governors, legislative leaders, election officials, etc.

D.  Order a massive public “Wikileaks” style data-dump to put all the dirty secrets of the compromised elites on display to the American people.  Those secrets are the very “swamp water” that the DC swamp creatures swim in.  Those dirty secrets both control and shield them all.   Throw the doors open, and dump all the skeletons out of the closets and onto the streets for all the people to see, and for all the world to see.

E.  Pardon and free Julian Assange and ask him to assist in this massive data-dump public disclosure.  He is a hero who has dedicated his life to battling the deep state and deserve our thanks and a chance to serve not just America, but all humanity by assisting in this great cause.

F.  Fire Barr and removed him from office immediately (UPDATE: Barr has resigned, but needs removed immediately.  Don’t let him run the clock out even a day more).  The replacement should not come from within the beltway.

You must appoint a REAL patriot Attorney General who will actually fight and actually clean house.   Look outside the beltway for a real patriot.  We will help you find one who will actually fight for the Republic.  This is a populist movement, and the people are still being locked out, which is why you keep getting betrayed over and over.   Appoint REAL patriots who are outsiders.

E. Appoint a special prosecutor and task force.  The new Attorney General should appoint a special prosecutor with a full task force to investigate and indict all those involved in the vote fraud and to go after the Deep State from top to bottom, including within the DOJ, prosecuting all traitors in all branches, and all levels, to root out all who are actively committing treason, and who have been compromised, blackmailed, or bought out by Communist China and/or other foreign enemies.

F.  Fire Wray and put a patriot in place as FBI Director to clean house in the FBI and to actually do their jobs.

 

2.  Order the U.S. Military to go to Defcon 2, or even Defcon 1, to defend our nation from external threats while we suppress this internal insurrection.   It is imperative that we maintain strict control of our nuclear arsenal in patriot hands and that our armed forces stand ready to repel foreign attack and interference while we handle this necessarily drastic domestic house cleaning.

3.  Call the militia into federal service.    Pursuant to you powers as Commander-in-Chief to call forth the militia, call up all National Guard units into federal service, and likewise call up all military veterans up to age 65 into federal service as the militia to assist in keeping the peace here at home.   Also call up all able-bodied Americans between the ages of 17-45 who are still loyal to the Constitution to likewise report for duty, bearing their own arms.   You have the power to command them and order them to report for duty at their nearest military base or National Guard armory in their state.   All of the above, as the militia, can be used to keep the peace in our local and state communities, under your direct command, to suppress the expected riots, terrorism, and armed insurrection by the radical left in the United States (who have been armed and equipped for months now by our foreign and domestic enemies).

3.  CONDUCT A CLEAN ELECTION/CLEAN UP OUR CORRUPTED AND COMPROMISED ELECTION SYSTEM.  

We will post advise on this shortly.  Stay tuned.  It is both simple, and very complex, given the advanced cancer of corruption in our voting system.

CONCLUSION: WE ARE IN FOR A FIGHT, NO MATTER WHAT.  LET’S GET IT DONE WITH YOU AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF 

There is no way out but through.  And we will NOT submit to a Chicom puppet regime.  You must stand tall and use your constitutional powers to fight this war against enemies foreign and domestic while you are still President and Commander-in-Chief.  If you fail to do so, we the people will have to fight a bloody revolution/civil war to throw off an illegitimate deep state/Chinese puppet regime.

You must use both your authority to invoke the Insurrection Act and your absolute power to declassify any and all secrets.

Because of the machinations of the complicit mainstream media,  most Americans are ignorant of just how corrupted and compromised the establishment has become.  They have no idea how many political, legal, media, and business elites are now compromised puppets of Communist China with the aid of the deep state traitors within our own intelligence and federal law enforcement agencies.   That is why you must use SOCOM and other loyal military units to do a mass data seizure, declassification, and mass data-dump to throw all the skeletons out into the streets, exposing all the dirty secrets that are used to control American elites, and show the American people all the evidence that will show them who is dirty, who is a traitor, and who is a criminal.   This will destroy the credibility of the traitors and make it far easier to defeat them, with the people themselves being the judge, and with our military service-members also clearly seeing who has turned traitor and who must not be obeyed.   It is critical.   You must do both.   Expose them all, and then bring them to justice.

Know this:  millions of American military and law enforcement veterans, and many millions more loyal patriotic American gun owners stand ready to answer your call to arms, and to obey your orders to get this done.

For the Republic,

Stewart Rhodes

Yale Law 04, Army Airborne veteran

Kellye SoRelle

Texas attorney and former prosecutor

 

 


His Hands Shall Also Finish It Part 6

December 19, 2020

Current Events, Signs of the Times and Nauvoo

We live in a time when there are signs in the heavens that seem to line up with major current events as well as some prophetic events.

On February 14th 2020 the electoral college met to officially determine who won the presidency.

This is what Forbes magazine had previously observed about that event.

Donald Trump’s Presidency Will End On The Day Of A Comet, A Meteor Shower And A Total Eclipse Of The Sun. It will be no ordinary Monday. In the early hours of December 14, 2020 the year’s biggest and most impressive meteor shower will strike—the Geminids. A few hours later a darkness will come to the day as a rare total eclipse of the Sun occurs.

Observers in the path of totality in South America are hoping for a glimpse of the Sun’s corona, but they’ll also be looking for green flashes of Geminids meteors in the twilight, and possibly also a comet close to the spectacle.

It’s also a day we will see Joe Biden officially confirmed as President of the United States,” said Jay Pasachoff, Professor of Astronomy at Williams College, Massachusetts, who’s witnessed 35 total solar eclipses and 72 solar eclipses of all types. “Maybe it takes a total eclipse of the Sun to make that official.”

To the chagrin of Forbes magazine and countless other liberals, it was no ordinary Monday indeed! It was not Electoral College Event. The day did not go exactly as they anticipated since several unexpected electoral votes from republican electorates who are disputing the integrity and validity of the election cast their votes for President Trump. PA, GA, MI, WI, AZ, NV, and NM all had GOP electors cast votes for TRUMP

Three swing states sent 2 sets of Electorates which suggests a contested election in which Biden is under the 270 mark.

By doing this, they hope to keep President Trumps hopes of winning the election alive.

This comes at a time when President Trump has hinted at the possibility of getting military tribunals involved in restoring the integrity of the election by actuating an executive order that he had made in 2018.

Here is a quote from recent video on youtube-

“The U.S. military is the final arbiter and THE deciding, ultimate factor in what happens to this country, its freedom and its future, and the rest of the world. And that means a full-scale, wholesale destruction, termination, extermination, elimination of the global criminal empire from the planet. Period.”

The acting Secretary of Defense has ordered the Pentagon to stop the Biden transition. https://twitter.com/Breaking911/status/1339946748115075072?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1339946748115075072%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.godlikeproductions.com%2Fforum1%2Fmessage4632024%2Fpg1
B https://www.intellihub.com/acting-secretary-of-defense-orders-pentagon-to-stop-biden-transition/

Regardless of who, if anyone, ultimately wins the 2020 election, the signs in the heavens that are taking place are noteworthy and pointing us to the grand event that will be taking place in Nauvoo .

Dozens of Wormholes?

Unsurprisingly, we are getting reports of unusual things happening in the heavens. Radio astronomers have discovered dozens of “throats” of wormholes in space (for transport?)

But the intrigue regarding signs in the heavens and notable events does not end there.

“None of us had ever seen anything like it before, and we had no idea what it was. A few days later, our colleague Emil Lenc found a second one, even more spooky than Anna’s.

Anna and Emil had been examining the new images from our pilot observations for the Evolutionary Map of the Universe (EMU) project, made with CSIRO’s revolutionary new Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope.

EMU plans to boldly probe parts of the Universe where no telescope has gone before. It can do so because ASKAP can survey large swathes of the sky very quickly, probing to a depth previously only reached in tiny areas of sky, and being especially sensitive to faint, diffuse objects like these.

I predicted a couple of years ago this exploration of the unknown would probably make unexpected discoveries, which I called WTFs. But none of us expected to discover something so unexpected, so quickly. (Science Alert)”

The Bethlehem Star December 21 2020

It has been reported that on or about December 21st, during the upcoming winter solstice, Jupiter and Saturn will line up to create what is known as the “Christmas Star” or “Star of Bethlehem.” Although it will only be seen by the naked eye in certain parts of the world See Video


“You’d have to go all the way back to just before dawn on March 4, 1226, to see a closer alignment between these objects visible in the night sky.”


One of my readers made these comments about it

This [Bethlehem Star] happens one week after the midpoint between the two total eclipses over Zion (the 2017 and 2024 ones). The midpoint on December 14th is also interestingly the day the electoral college votes.” The winter solstice is a highly symbolic date when darkness stops increasing and the light begins to overcome it again. Time for a rebirth perhaps?


Although the Internet is a buzz regarding this amazing sign in the sky, few people have connected the date of the upcoming Bethlehem star on December 21st, with a very significant date in history which also may link up with the 400 year prophecy given to Abraham.

The Mayflower Compact


Christian Puritans known today as the “Pilgrims from England” sailed to the “new world” of America in 1620.

These Puritans signed a “compact” as a promise to bring “glory to God AND “advancement of the Christian Faith” as their primary purpose to plant a colony in the foreign land of what would be called America.

COMPACT, noun An agreement; a contract between parties; a word that may be applied, in a general sense, to any covenant or contract between individuals; but it is more generally applied to agreements between nations and states, as treaties and confederacies. So the constitution of the United States is a political contract between the States; a national compact Or the word is applied to the agreement of the individuals of a community. (1828 Websters Dictionary)

According to some accounts, it would be on December 21 1620 that these Puritans would actually drop anchor at the tip of Cape Cod and rest their feet on dry ground.

The intended destination was an area near the Hudson River, in “North Virginia”. However the ship was forced far off-course by inclement weather and drifted well north of the intended Virginia settlement.

As a result of the delay, the settlers did not arrive in Cape Cod until after the onset of a harsh New England winter. The settlers ultimately failed to reach Virginia where they had already obtained permission from the London Company to settle, due to difficulties navigating the treacherous waters off the southeast corner of Cape Cod.

To establish legal order and to quell increasing strife within the ranks, the settlers wrote and signed the Mayflower Compact after the ship dropped anchor at the tip of Cape Cod on November 11/21, in what is now Provincetown Harbor.

Source: Wikipedia

They entered Cape Cod in the early morning of November 11/21, and anchored in what is now Provincetown Harbor, waiting for sunrise. After the sun was up and the tide was high, they sent shore a small group of men to collect juniper wood–the living quarters on the Mayflower had no doubt become very rancid and smelly, and one of the Pilgrims highest priorities was to collect some juniper wood to burn onboard the ship, to make everything smell just a little bit better.

Source: Caleb Johnson

On December 21, 1620, the first landing party arrived at the site of what would become the settlement of Plymouth. World History Project

(there are conflicting historical accounts pertaining to the exact time the puritans wrote and signed the compact and also pertaining to when they went to shore}


The Compact

“In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are under-written, the loyal subjects of our dread sovereign Lord, King James, by the grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, etc.

Having undertaken, for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith, and honor of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually, in the presence of God, and one of another, covenant and combine our selves together into a civil body politic, for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the Colony, unto which we promise all due submission and obedience. In witness whereof we have hereunder subscribed our names at Cape Cod, the eleventh of November [New Style, November 21], in the year of the reign of our sovereign lord, King James, of England, France, and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth. Anno Dom. 1620.” Ref

The Abrahamic Land Covenant

Some people feel that this historic event having to do with the Puritans promise to inhabit the land of promise (America) “for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith” had to do with the Abrahamic Land Covenant.

In previous blog posts we have demonstrated from the Book of Mormon and Doctrine and covenants that America is the land of the end times land Covenant that God made with Abraham and his descendants. It is the land of the latter day Jerusalem and the land of Zion.

Interestingly, it appears as if December 21 2020 could possibly mark exactly 400 years since that event.

Why is this important from a prophetic point of view?

Because of the prophetic promise that the Lord gave to Abraham in Genesis 15 that his seed would be an afflicted stranger, in a land not theirs, for a period of 400 years.

Following that 400 period, God’s judgment will fall upon that nation in behalf of Abraham’s true seed.

12 And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.

13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;

14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.

15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.

We have previously pointed out how protestant scholars that don’t have all of the scriptures brought forth through Joseph Smith are compelled to make erroneous assumptions about the fulfillment of prophecy. That has been true with the prophecy in 2nd Samuel 7 and other Davidic Servant prophesies.

The above prophecy is no exception. Again, most protestant prophecy scholars miss the boat on understanding the above passage.

They claim that the above prophecy refers to the length of time that the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness-

40 ¶ Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years.

41 And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt.

42 It is a night to be much observed unto the LORD for bringing them out from the land of Egypt: this is that night of the LORD to be observed of all the children of Israel in their generations.

Although the 430 years sojourning of the children of Israel was possibly a vague type and shadow of the prophecy given in Genesis 15, it was obviously not the literal fulfillment. We know that for multiple reasons.

For one thing, God is exact in his promises and his prophetic timelines. 400 years is different than 430 years.

Secondly, the prophecy states that Abraham’s seed would be in servitude to a wicked nation that would afflict
them. That is not an accurate characterization of the sojourn of the children of Israel In the wilderness.

It is my opinion that the prophecy refers to the latter days and the New World of America.

Some may object to this interpretation claiming that we have had four hundred years of freedom in America.

Few Americans realize that there has never been true freedom and liberty in America. There have always been restrictions and fees to live here from the time of the arrival of the Gentiles, although the oppression has gotten significantly worse in recent years.

The Book of Mormon does prophesy that America will be a land of liberty to the righteous Gentiles, however, it does not become a land of liberty until a great work of gathering takes place and Zion is established–

9 Yea, the kings of the Gentiles shall be nursing fathers unto [the Jews], and their queens shall become nursing mothers; wherefore, the promises of the Lord are great unto the Gentiles, for he hath spoken it, and who can dispute?

10 But behold, this land, said God, shall be a land of thine inheritance, and the Gentiles shall be blessed upon the land.

11 And this land shall be a land of liberty unto the Gentiles, and there shall be no kings upon the land, who shall raise up unto the Gentiles.

12 And I will fortify this land against all other nations.

13 And he that fighteth against Zion shall perish, saith God.

As you can see, the time of liberty is when Zion has been established.

Second Nephi 1 also reminds us that America only becomes a land of liberty AFTER God’s people obey his laws-

7 Wherefore, this land is consecrated unto him whom he shall bring. And if it so be that they shall serve him according to the commandments which he hath given, it shall be a land of liberty unto them; wherefore, they shall never be brought down into captivity; if so, it shall be because of iniquity; for if iniquity shall abound cursed shall be the land for their sakes, but unto the righteous it shall be blessed forever. (2nd Nephi 7)

Despite the rhetoric and historical indoctrination, America has never been a land of liberty to the Gentiles, however, it will be once the marvelous work takes place and the righteous remnant of the people repent and built Zion.

Believers Represent the seed of Abraham

So who is the seed of Abraham?

We are informed in the New Testament that everyone that believes in Jesus Christ is of the seed of Abraham. Regardless of whether this is speaking literally or through the spiritual adoption, it is still a fact.

Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.  Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.  And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.  So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham. (Galations 3 6-9)

Once someone realizes this, there are other dots to be connected that demonstrate that in the latter days, the Abrahamic land covenant carried over to the land of America. We have covered these passages in previous posts.

Admittedly, it is total speculation to assume that December 21st could be a significant prophetic milestone or tipping point that God begins to remove his people from bondage.

But it is fun to speculate and anticipate.

If nothing else, it helps us to prepare our minds and hearts for other events that are soon to take place.

What do any of these signs in the heavens or prophetic events have to do with Nauvoo, the Nauvoo House, and section 124?

Everything.

The Set Time

The proclamation referred to in section 124 declares that it will be the “set time” when the proclamation goes forth. One of the reasons that God gives us signs in the heavens is to alert us to the coming “set time“.

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.

As you can see, section 124 merges the topic of the “set time” with the “day of visitation” when the wicked will be left “without excuse

The term “set time” first shows up in scripture when God promises Abraham he will establish his covenant through a son to be named Isaac which will be born through Sarah at the set time the following year. (Gen 17:21)

How fitting that the term relates to the promises of God to Abraham. It is the seed of Abraham who are referred to as strangers, that will be gathered to Nauvoo!

But the keyword tapestry does not end there.

In Exodus 9 when God is in the process of freeing the children of Israel from bondage through Moses, the Lord warns Pharaoh that he refuses to let the children of Israel go, he will

“sever between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt: and there shall nothing die of all that is the children’s of Israel. And the Lord Appointed a set time, saying, to morrow the LORD shall do this thing in the land.”

Other references to the term set time, appear in the Old Testament until we arrive at the book of Job.

Job makes an interesting lamentation that suggests that his body will be in the grave until after the Lord’s wrath be past, but at the set time the Lord will remember him.

13 Oh, that thou wouldest hide me in the grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret until thy wrath be past, that thou wouldest appoint me a set time and remember me!

14 If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.

15 Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire to the work of thine hands.

Will Job be in Nauvoo when the set time to favor Zion takes place?

The next notable stop for this keyword is in Psalms 102.

It provides another lamentation which begins thusly-

1 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come unto thee.

2 Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline thine ear unto me: in the day when I call answer me speedily.

The Psalmist seems to know that in the day of trouble, God will no longer hide his face when his elect call upon him.

Later in the lamentation in Psalms 102, we are brought to the prophetic narrative when the Lord will favor Zion as is documented in the Nauvoo proclamation. Compare this narrative with the narrative in section 124.

12 But thou, O LORD, shalt endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations.

13 Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.

14 For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof.

15 So the heathen shall fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth thy glory.

16 When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory.

17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.

18 This shall be written for the generation to come; and the people which shall be gathered shall praise the LORD,

19 For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the LORD behold the earth;

20 To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death;

21 To declare the name of the LORD in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem;

22 When the people are gathered together, and the kingdoms, to serve the LORD.

It is remarkable how often the upcoming events of Nauvoo are prophesied of in ancient scripture.

A House for Strangers

There is a very mysterious passage in section 124 that has been greatly misunderstood by those not familiar with the Old Testament.

It uses the term Strangers.

Section 124:23-24 informs us that strangers will lodge in the Nauvoo House where the Lord personally dwells:

23 And it shall be for a house for boarding, a house that strangers may come from afar to lodge therein; therefore let it be a good house, worthy of all acceptation, that the weary traveler may find health and safety while he shall contemplate the word of the Lord; and the cornerstone I have appointed for Zion.

24 This house shall be a healthful habitation if it be built unto my name, and if the governor which shall be appointed unto it shall not suffer any pollution to come upon it. It shall be holy, or the Lord your God will not dwell therein.

This passage seems very contradictory on the surface.

Why would the Lord allow strangers from “afar” presumably from other states and all over the world to lodge in a hotel where God himself dwells?

The first clue to the meaning of strangers is found in the 400 year prophecy.

“..thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs..”

That passage seems to be one of the originating reasons why the seed of Abraham became identified as people who were “strangers”.

In previous articles I have chronicled numerous other Old Testament passages wherein Abrahamic seed had been called strangers.

Strangers to whom?

To a land not yet given to them…. Perhaps to God. During a time of apostasy.

It is not until God has the gospel preached to them and gathers them in the last days to the cornerstone of Zion and gives it to them as an inheritance that they will dwell in their own land.

Until that time, they are identified as “strangers”. Regardless of whether they are living in foreign countries or America, they are strangers until they receive the gospel.

Context is everything.

Sidney Rigdon gave a talk in Nauvoo in which he revealed that the term “strangers” can refer to a group of people who have yet to come to the full knowledge of the gospel and have not yet gotten to know God through the reception of the Holy Ghost-

The doctrine Peter taught was different from sectarians. His doctrine was repent and be Baptized and you shall received the Holy Ghost. Take a view of this subject. Look at the spirit of promise. View the congregation on that day . They were strangers not having a knowledge of Salvation.

They were strangers to the power of God and did not know that Jesus Christ was crucified and all they knew about it was what Peter told them on the day of Pentecost, 14 verse of 2 ch. of Acts.

The only knowledge they had about the Holy Spirit was what Peter taught them by quoting the prophet Joel 37 verse. Now mark this, Peter had defined the spirit of God of the fruits of it be prophecy, dreams, visions, revelations, and etc.

Yes this is the spirit of God the spirit of Prophecy, dreams, visions, heal the sick, and all the great things, and I will in the last days pour out my spirit upon all flesh.  This is the definition of the Spirit. All were called to be baptized without any exceptions, villains, Harlots, scoundrels and all.”

Rigdon then gives a very clear explanation of the fruits of the Spirit when the fulness of the Gospel is on the earth;

I will now sum up the testimony. What is a man to preach when they go out? Tell the people to repent, quit their iniquity, be Baptized and you shall receive the Holy Ghost, dream dreams, see visions, and prophecy and if they don’t tell them this, they preach another gospel

Rigdon was declaring that the true gospel is only on the earth when the saints have received the true baptism and are showing the fruits of the spirit including dreams, visions, prophecy, healing, etc.

Rigdon warned that any church that does not have the gifts of the spirit, dreams, visions, prophesying, healing, miracles, does not have the power to save.

Section 124 is informing us that Abraham’s children who have been classified in scripture as “sojourning” “strangers” will receive the gospel and gather to Nauvoo.

In Ephesians 2 11-22, speaking to the seed of Abraham, Peter speaks of the “wall of separation” that makes us “strangers and foreigners” and how the gospel makes us of the commonwealth of Israel and of the household of God-

Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh—who are called Uncircumcision by what is called the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands— that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.  But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity.  And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near.  or through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.

Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners,
but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,  having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone,  in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord,  in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

When the set time arrives for God to favor Zion, those of us that truly repent and gather to Zion will no longer be strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints.

The Old Normal Will Never Return

Americans are experiencing a level of oppression that we have never felt before. It is tempting to reminisce about the “old normal” and to desire to return to it as we blame the deep state and globalists for the restrictive and oppressive “new normal” that we are suffering under. However, the deeper truth of the matter is that God is behind the scourge brought about by the false report.

He does not want us to return to the old normal. Our awful situation is the consequence of four generations of stiff-neckedness and apostasy. We are quickly approaching the appointed time to repent and God is humbling us. God is preparing us to come out of Babylon and live his law.

According one of Joseph Smith’s brethren, things will get so bad that-

“.. the Saints will be put to a test that will try the very best of them.
The pressure will become so great that the righteous among us will cry unto the Lord day and night until deliverance comes.”

It appears we will shortly be called upon to flee Babylon which includes most of the pleasures and delicacies that we have all enjoyed and taken for granted for a long time.

That is a tough pill to swallow for most of us, but it is true. The appointed time for the redemption of Zion is quickly approaching and God wants a humbled and sober people. Instead of marshalling and directing our energy and anger at the globalists in the secret combination, we might be wise to realize that what we are experiencing is God’s chastening hand upon us, preparing us for a radical change. We need to prepare our hearts and minds for consecration.

Section 124 contains a reminder that there is going to be a formal and official calling out from Babylon by proclamation.

If in fact that calling out is close at hand, the real reason for the bizarre global lockdown becomes apparent. Satan and his minions are very much aware of God’s timeline and they are trying to prevent the global gathering that must take place.

This gives us greater context for many of the prophetic pronouncements pertaining to the gathering.

For instance, section 1 assures us that God’s servants will forth in power and none will prevent them from going forth..

Section 110 describes the process by which the teaching and warning of the servants will be conducted before the gathering takes place..

Section 84 speaks of the sense of urgency that will characterize the servants warning about the desolation of abomination..

Many other keys and clues have been given for those that search the scriptures.

The Next Version of Covid

Reports of a modified and much more potent strain of the Covid as well as other sicknesses are already circulating. These will certainly be used to justify the next level of oppression and lockdown. Yet the remedy is clearly laid out in prophecy. The saints that repent and gather will be given power over sickness. Healings and other miracles will accompany the saints of the final restoration.

The Day of the Lord

I recently came across a video and short research paper on the “day of the Lord’.

You can view the paper online here

I found it interesting that the fellow whom I assume is protestant made the following observation:

“What will it be like when Messiah comes to the Earth? HIS Faithful followers will be “gathered” and then He gives judgment on His ‘own people’ who have strayed away?”

I have also seen that narrative in scripture. The elect of God are gathered first, then His people who have strayed will be judged.

One thing I think he got wrong is that he believes the “gathering” is synonymous with the “rapture“. He does not realize there will be a physical gathering to Zion years before the rapture takes place.

We can all rejoice as we see these things unfold for the day of our deliverance is nigh at hand.


The Pope is Now Going to Lead the Effort in Reforming the World Economy

December 11, 2020

Readers of the blog just keep sending me amazing updates on the chaotic and prophetic state of the world. Most of the info provided below is from readers. As always I am unable to provide everything.

Lots to unpack here for those that are interested..

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The Council for Inclusive Capitalism With The Vatican, a New Alliance of Global Business Leaders, Launches

The Council Answers the Challenge by Pope Francis to Apply Principles of Morality to Business and Investment Practices Organizations Commit to Concrete Action to Create a More Equitable, Sustainable and Trusted Economic System

The Council for Inclusive Capitalism With The Vatican, a New Alliance of Global Business Leaders, Launches

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Protesters shut down meeting in Idaho.. praise God


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Wear a mask! The profits have spoken!
https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2020/12/07/apostle-dale-renlund-who/

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22 US States file claim AGAINST Texas et al at SCOTUS

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Pennsylvania House Leaders File Brief to Support Texas in Supreme Court Lawsuit Against Pennsylvania

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Cyber Pearl Harbor: @SidneyPowell1 reveals groundbreaking new evidence indicating our Presidential election came under massive cyber-attack orchestrated with the help of Dominion, Smartmatic, and foreign adversaries. #MAGA#AmericaFirst#Dobbs527K views0:07 / 6:1374014.5K27.4K

https://twitter.com/i/status/1337168084541575171

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RNA vaccine by Moderna contains Luciferin dissolved with 66.6ml of distilled phosphate

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Texas will win: On October 26, 2020, SCOTUS ruled 5-3 that mail-in & absentee ballots had to be in election officials hands on November 3.

“I don’t know how I missed this.

If it’s established that the ruling in Wisconsin applies to entire USA then that’s called applying a precedent. It has to apply because voters deserve to be treated the same no matter which state they reside/vote in.

SCOTUS loves precedent. Those extra days of ballots arriving – none count.

Result:

Texas wins
Trump wins
America wins”

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Hi Watcher,

Not sure if you’ve seen this…

This article explains everything! 

https://libertyunyielding.com/2020/12/04/in-trumps-campaign-to-save-the-republic-we-havent-seen-the-key-supporting-effort-yet/

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his may be one of the best explanations of convid that I’ve come across: https://coronacircus.com/2020/04/30/more-on-psychological-warfare/

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Just Heard this about the Supreme Court..Major war going on inside the walls. 3 Justices will not sit to hear the case.So, 3 justices voted against even hearing the amicus briefs on Tuesday. Further, major lines are being drawn. The three who voted against have stated if voted on to hear the case, they will not sit on the court to hear the case. I say let them go. WOW, this is very telling about where we are as a country. Trump said this will escalate dramatically. It is just starting…I am telling you if this is true. It’s a shot across the bow. Oh, my source is Professor Toto on Youtube. Somehow he is in the know.

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Go 17 to 18 mins into the video…

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Reading between the lines here, he seems to be alluding to military action. I’ve always felt that military action would be the only viable option for Trump. At the end of the day, the swamp is simply too deep. Despite the current multi-state lawsuit, I think the courts will not result in an overturn. SCOTUS will not side with Trump. So is bringing the military in the right option? I’m on the fence with it. I know that once Biden gets in, America is finished. There’s simply too many marxists in the Biden admin.

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This is something right out of a Hollywood movie. While being interviewed about Pablo Escobar, Gianni Russo, NYC Hitman, drops a bombshell…right at start of video.

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Brandy Vaughan, a well-known anti-vaccination activist who founded a Californian nonprofit, has died

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Civil War 2: Red vs BlueLast time in the American Civil War series, our fight was “North vs South”. This time around, it will be “Red vs Blue”.

Here is how things are lining up:

Red States
Texas
Alabama
Arkansas
Alaska
Arizona
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Oklahoma
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Utah
West Virginia

Blue States
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Hawaii
Illinois
Maine
Nevada
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
Oregon
Rhode Island
Vermont
Virginia
Washington

So Far Undeclared(color coded as to my guess where each will side)
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Iowa
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
New Hampshire
North Dakota
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Territories
D.C
Guam
U.S Virgin Islands
Puerto Rico

Ready for showtime?

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Everything below is also from a reader of this blog-

https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2020/03/07/lds-church-discloses/https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2020/05/20/lds-church-sells-exxon/

“The Mormon church also owns an estimated 73 million in shares of Pfizer, 490 million in Johnson & Johnson, and 719 million in other pharmaceutical companies” (Merck);

Articles on an “Area Seventy, Pfizer Head of Anti-Viral” have all been scrubbed and removed from the internet. All links on that topic go to 404 Page not found: 

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Meridian magazine scrubs their own article “Area Seventy Pfizer Head of Anti-Viral Has Good News On Covid-19”
Controversial

Meridian Magazine has wiped an article they posted July 9th detailing an interview with Richard S. Hutchins, an area seventy of the church as well as an executive director for pharmaceutical sciences for Pfizer.

However, the comments on the scrubbed articles relating to “Area Seventy, Pfizer Head of Anti-Viral” are still in place;

I notice that sometimes we are blocked here in Utah from content in search engines that provides negative information on the LDS church. However, search engines in foreign countries will often pull up content which we can’t access here. 

So an Area Seventy is an executive director for pharmaceutical sciences for Pfizer? Pfizer is producing xxx million doses of covid vaccine for Americans (and world wide ?). The LDS church owns an estimated 73 million in shares of Pfizer?

For now we are told that ” “Wearing a face covering is a sign of Christlike love for our brothers and sisters.”

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/lds-apostle-dale-renlund-feeling-well-after-covid-diagnosis-other-church-leaders-test-negative/ar-BB1bPDJQ

So if the LDS church owns stock in the company producing the official vaccine for Covid, and it would obviously be to their financial advantage to promote this vaccine to their members, may we then expect a talk by a general authority in the near future saying that “Being vaccinated for Covid is a sign of Christlike love for our brothers and sisters” ?

If so, does that mean that anyone (LDS or not) who chooses NOT to be vaccinated is not exhibiting “Christlike love for our brothers and sisters”?

May those who refuse vaccination then be labeled as “antiChrist” and persecuted (and killed) by those who consider themselves showing true Christlike love for their brothers and sisters?

(Acts 23:12-22)

 “…yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me. But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you”.


Prof. Sucharit Bhakdi from Germany: The Vaccine will lead to your DOOM

December 9, 2020

A few more interesting items in the news..

Don’t know how long this will be up

Are PCR Tests Secret Vaccines?

Dominion algorithm Broken?

Ware County, Ga has broken the Dominion algorithm:

Using sequestered Dominion Equipment, Ware County ran a equal number of Trump votes and Biden votes through the Tabulator and the Tabulator reported a 26% lead for Biden.
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“The Schumann resonance may not only affect the earth, but it can also align or implement changes in human consciousness.”

The Schumann resonance reached a mindblowing peak at 800 yesterday. It went through the roof. It has been sitting on average 7,83 Hz since daily readings started back in the 1950’s. In recent years one record after the other has periodically ocurred, but not even close to this level.

“The Schumann resonance – It’s called the heartbeat of mother earth by some and the earth’s vibration by others – is actually a frequency. It’s the measurement of 7.83 Hz or the electromagnetic frequency of our planet, to be exact. This energy can increase or decrease at times, and many think it affects our consciousness. Is this true? Well, let’s take a look at the facts we know first.”

🚨🚨 Urgent listen. ER Physician warns the public that the bait & switch is coming. 🚨🚨

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Gov Kemp Has Close Ties to China

Domestic Terrorist Rep. Johnson threatens to send out her BLM Antifa army to cause harm to Trump and his followers

Finally the Supreme Court Enters the Fray

Very few of the lawsuits that Trump’s legal team has filed since Election Day have really worried the left, but when Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit directly with the Supreme Court on Monday night they immediately began freaking out.  The reason why they are so alarmed is because they understand that this suit has the potential to flip the election.  The suit alleges that the states of Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin conducted their elections in ways that violated the U.S. Constitution, and if the Supreme Court agrees that would almost certainly mean that the Supreme Court would force the state legislatures of those states “to appoint a new set of presidential electors in a manner that does not violate the Electors Clause and the Fourteenth Amendment”.

At this hour, we are being told that Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina and South Dakota have all joined the suit that Paxton has filed.  The U.S. Constitution gives the Supreme Court original jurisdiction over controversies between states, and so this is why this case did not need to be filed in a lower court first.  But the Supreme Court is not obligated to hear any particular case, and many on the left initially thought that the Court would never actually agree to hear it.

Well, it was put on the docket just 12 hours after it was filed, and so it will be heard.

And on Tuesday evening, the Supreme Court ordered the defending states to file their answers by Thursday at 3 PM eastern time.

So this is really happening.

The Supreme Court will determine the fate of the 2020 election after all.

Confusion of faces

4 volunteers develop FACIAL PARALYSIS after taking Pfizer Covid-19 jab, prompting FDA to recommend ‘surveillance for cases’

6 Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.

7 O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee.

8 O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee. (Daniel 9)

Anti-Vax Activist found dead

Former pharma rep for Merck turned anti-vaxx Activist/ whistle-blower, and founder of the organization, Learn The Risk, Brandy Vaughn who was found deceased by her son – assumed murdered by big pharma

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Florida police raid home of former state Covid-19 data scientist

Military Court Clears Docket for 10 Days. What’s Coming?

Disclose.tv @disclosetv· JUST IN – YouTube to crack down on any new videos alleging Trump lost the 2020 US election because of fraud. Any such videos will be deleted declares the video platform.


His Hands shall also finish it- Part 5

December 7, 2020

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?

EVERYTHING!!!

Cognitive Dissonance.

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.

The Proclamation

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 houseFor 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.

Really?

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.

Observation #5
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.

Observation #6
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.

Right?

Wrong!

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

Keep Watching


Republican Governor Doug Ducey : It appears he just wants to get things over with and hope the whole thing blows over before he becomes implicated.

December 1, 2020

High profile people are now starting to warn of civil war.

Some and are petitioning President Trump to invoke limited martial law and hold a new election.

Prophecy informs us that the time would come when all things would be revealed and shouted from the housetops and it appears as if we may be entering that time-frame.

It is astounding how many intelligent and articulate whistle blowers are coming forth to expose the fraud that has taken place in the election. In some cases these whistle blowers are highly skilled in pattern recognition and other skills that can identify voting irregularities and anomalies.

If you have not watched the state hearings you have really missed out.

The cumulative amount and quality of evidence in my opinion is compelling.

One of the most shocking things to be revealed is the fact that Dominion voting machines have the ability to create a fractionalized or weighted votes.

Two different experts using completely different models, have concluded that Bidon Votes were worth about 1.30% of a vote while votes from Trump supporters were awarded .70% of a vote .

Another one is the fact that the machines are hooked up to the Internet and the data is sent to foreign countries which is very disconcerting.

Dominion denies these things.

I suspect that more evidence will be coming forth and the truth will prevail.

” for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known”

“whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.”

God has apparently placed numerous very intelligent and inspired patriots into positions where they could see irregularities and have been able to identify and testify against the conspirators and their fraudulent acts.

Republican Governor Doug Ducey

However, this evil vs good is not a black and white issue with regard to politics.

There is a very profound narrative coming to light that few people are openly speaking about.

As the patriot whistle-blowers, security specialists and investigative reporters are uncovering this grand conspiracy and shining the spotlight on the corruption, this constitutional crisis is actually outing some of the “Republicans” as being part of this vast conspiracy.

Sure, it has been obvious for a long time that people like Mitt Romney have been swimming in the swamp and are in league with the opposition, however we are now seeing some others who have previously been less obvious, that are apparently involved in this clandestine conspiracy.

Example: During the hearings in Arizona, Republican Governor Doug Ducey, who claims to be a supporter of Donald Trump, chose to boycott the hearings and quickly certify the election while the hearings were being conducted. So important was the certification process that he could not take a few minutes to speak to the White-house during the signing.

Why?

Why not give the Trump team the courtesy of presenting their evidence and then certifying after the evidence has been presented?

Even if you have predetermined that you are not going to believe the evidence or take it seriously, why not allow the evidence to be presented, then certify.

If the evidence is so obviously lacking, why so threatened?

This is a red flag.

IMO he is very possibly in league with the radical left and he very possibly secured his office via the use of Dominion voting machines.

The swamp is very deep and very wide.

The mud can be found on both sides of the isles.

I realize that it is common knowledge that there are corrupt Republicans, my point is that Dominion machines and voter fraud have apparently been used by both parties.

It appears to me as if Doug Ducey realizes that if the patriot whistle blowers dig deep enough, his involvement in voter fraud will be exposed. He just wants to get things over with and hope the whole thing blows over before he becomes implicated.


Who Does She Think She Is!!!!

November 28, 2020

Who in the Sam-flippin-hill is Cl*aire Ed*wards and who does she think she is?

I ask this question because a cousin of mine sent me a presentation by her that is so out outrageous that I am almost embarrassed to play it!

Nevertheless I am going to play for you, but not until I try to destroy her credibility and destroy any faith you might have in what she is saying.

After all, this blog has standards.. right?

After listening to this conspiracy theorist extraordinaire lay out just about every major conspiratorial threat that we have every heard of, in a well laid out tapestry of apocalyptic milestones I just had to find out who this fear mongering wing-nut is.

So I googled her and found out the dirt on her.

It will now be my pleasure to expose her.

First of all, she claims to have served as a former UN staff member.

Apparently she served as a an editor and trainer in intercultural writing and Conference Services Officer from 1999-2017.

Big deal.

That does not impress me.

In fact, if anything, it puts any credibility she may have otherwise have had into question.

As you all know, I despise the UN and feel that it poses a major threat to the world.

So having had any association with it, let alone serving as a low-level editor, trainer and conference coordinator employee hardly qualifies her to be an expert on anything.

Moving on..

One of the earlier videos of her that I came across shows her audacity in trying to enlighten and frighten the Secretary General of the United nations regarding 5*G.

Ha!

First of all, we all know that 5*G is a wonderful thing that speeds up the Internet for all of us and that it poses no health threat to anyone. Right?

I know this because some of my readers have assured me of this.

Besides, President (Cyrus-Messiah) Trump quietly rolled out the US laws paving the way for this 5g infrastructure in America to be fast tracked during the Kavanaugh fiasco/distraction.

If our beloved Donald did this without any serious testing and without any serious public discussion on it, we can rest assured that there is nothing to be concerned about.

Anyway, I am providing this preliminary video of her fear mongering for your review.

I suggest that you skip over the first 2:49 which simply covers her fanatical tirade about how the UN had installed 5*-G in the building and how numerous employees had been reported to have suffered from unexplained health problems.

The really interesting and revealing part of the video is when she is schooled by the highly intelligent and highly studied Secretary General who let’s her know in no uncertain terms that he had done his due-diligence on the matter and was aware of the concerns and that in-depth studies had been done on 5*-G and that it had been determined that 5*-G did not pose any serious threat to anyone.

Another dead giveaway is that she attacks respectable people like Bill Gates and the Rockefeller foundation who have a long history of providing humanitarian services to the world.

Seriously?

How can anyone make such accusations with a straight face?

Gates is a saint. We all know that.

Ok, having given you a taste of who this person is and her less than impressive background and history, here is the pathetic apocalyptic presentation that was sent to me by my right-wing relative.

Please click on the link below. (if the first does not work, click on the second)

https://newtube.app/user/TrueTube/2ocfxrR

https://newtube.app/user/DaveBurrows/jcDYW9w

Ok.. Now that you have listened to the absurd claims from Cl*aire Ed*wards, you need to click on the following link. It is a message from yet another lady who has the audacity to claim that the upcoming Covid Vaccine is going to change your DNA..

https://newtube.app/user/Darek/MPobZvZ

Who does she think she is parroting the claims of Edwards regarding the vaccine.

Where do people get this kind of sensationalism?

Don’t you realize that Donald Trump is endorsing and promoting the upcoming vaccine and getting the military to disperse it to everyone?

How could there be anything wrong with the vaccine if our beloved Donald is promoting it? Just listen to the following video and the outrageous claims that it makes

https://drive.google.com/file/d/11RJXyvtecKoSP9AzETF5_21X-afr2GXf/view

And speaking of laughable conspiracy theories, someone sent the following video to me of a guy that hacked into a conference call involving E*ric C*oomer a VP of Dominion Voting Machines. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAsOj34fMow&feature=emb_logo

Despite the fact that the Trump legal team had already been informed by numerous whistle blowers about the clandestine history of the voting machine company, those who are skilled in spiritually discerning the the truth are quick to point out the obvious buffoonery in the above claims

Here is what another one of my relatives had to say about the above video

Nary a provable fact to be found anywhere – …

Truly amazing! 

Here is more related information on the obviously false story about Coomer.

It must be a coincidence that Coomer has gone into hiding and Dominion employees have scrubbed their names from the company website, and Dominion has mysteriously closed two of their offices, one of which was shared space with Soros corporate offices.

Nomination to fed blocked for desire to return to the gold standard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qa5GyWKqxjE

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https://thefederalist.com/2020/11/23/5-more-ways-joe-biden-magically-outperformed-election-norms/

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His Hands shall also finish it Part 4

November 25, 2020

In the News

Unsurprisingly, we are getting reports of unusual things happening in the heavens. Radio astronomers have discovered dozens of “throats” of wormholes in space (for transport?)

The Bethlehem Star

Additionally, it has been reported that on or about December 21st, within a few days of Joseph Smith’s birth date, during the upcoming winter solstice, Jupiter and Saturn will line up to create what is known as the “Christmas Star” or “Star of Bethlehem.” See Video

“You’d have to go all the way back to just before dawn on March 4, 1226, to see a closer alignment between these objects visible in the night sky.”

One of my readers made these comments about it

“This happens one week after the midpoint between the two total eclipses over Zion (the 2017 and 2024 ones). The midpoint on December 14th is also interestingly the day the electoral college votes.” The winter solstice is a highly symbolic date when darkness stops increasing and the light begins to overcome it again. Time for a rebirth perhaps?

Joseph Smith allegedly wore a Jupiter Talisman indicating that a major event might take place during a time when Jupiter lines up in a certain way

jupiter

Biden Poised to Unleash Executive Orders

Biden Poised to Unleash Executive Orders “Undoing” the Trump Administration in First 100 Days

Trump Getting Ready to Act on Executive Order

Situation Update, Dec. 3rd – Trump invokes foreign interference provision of his 2018 executive order, authorizing military response to cyber warfare, see NSPM 13

“.. about 30 minutes into the speech, he invokes legal language that clearly references Trump’s Sep. 12, 2018 executive order which describes remedies for foreign interference in U.S. elections. Here’s what Trump says: The only conceivable reason why you would block commonsense measures to verify legal eligibility for voting, is you are trying to encourage, enable, solicit or carry out fraud”.

Sigh of Relief

Presidents Bush, Clinton and Carter have volunteered to take the vaccine on TV to prove it is safe and alleviate any fears. Now we call all rest assured that it is safe.

Vaccination cards will be issued to everyone getting Covid-19 vaccine, health officials say

Preparing of a Disputed Election

In September 2019, a paper was written in the (Jesuit) Loyola University Law Journal by Edward B. Foley, election law scholar, titled “Preparing of a Disputed Presidential Election: An Exercise in Election Risk Assessment and Management

The document (which can be read online) appears to have detailed the 2020 election – so far – to a frightening precision.

The concluding paragraphs are provided below:

F. The Relevance of the Twentieth Amendment?

The Twentieth Amendment seems to contemplate the possibility that the counting of electoral votes may be incomplete and thus there might be neither a president-elect nor a vice president elect at noon on January 20, when the terms of the previous president and vice president expire, and thus there would need to be an acting president to be identified in a statute enacted by Congress:

If a President shall not have been chosen before the time fixed for the beginning of his term, or if the President elect shall have failed to qualify, then the Vice President elect shall act as President until a President shall have qualified; and the Congress may by law provide for the case wherein neither a President elect nor a Vice President elect shall have qualified, declaring who shall then act as President, or the manner in which one who is to act shall be selected, and such person 362 Loyola University Chicago Law Journal [Vol. 51 shall act accordingly until a President or Vice President shall have qualified.

But what if there is a debate on whether or not the situation exists where “a President shall not have been chosen”? Suppose the House of Representatives thinks the electoral count remains incomplete because of an intractable dispute, and thus in its view the situation calls for an acting president until the dispute is resolved, whereas the outgoing vice president (before noon on January 20) believes that the electoral count has been brought to a conclusion despite the House’s objection, and thus the declared president-elect is entitled to all the powers of the office starting at the beginning of the new term. Does the Constitution, properly interpreted, provide an answer on whether the situation is one involving an acting president, as the House contends, or a president-elect, as the outgoing vice president contends?

Related, if there were to exist the situation at noon on January 20 of two simultaneous claims to the status of commander-in-chief—one from previously incumbent president claiming to have been declared re-elected by the outgoing vice president, and the other from the Speaker of the House claiming to assume the status of acting president given the House’s declaration that there is no president-elect because the electoral count remains disputed and incomplete—do military officials, including those responsible for control of nuclear weapons, wishing to obey the lawful commander-in-chief know how to decide who is the lawful commander-in-chief

On with the Series

At the time that Joseph Smith received section 124, the appointed swearing in date for President Elect Harrison was March 4th, 1841.

The swearing in date has since been changed from March 4th to January 20th of the appropriate year.

The inauguration of Roosevelt and Vice President John Nance Garner, the Speaker of the House during the 72nd Congress (1931–1933), was the first to occur after the passage of the 20th Amendment. Nicknamed the Lame Duck Amendment, it moved the inauguration date from March 4th to January 20th.

It is kind of interesting how section 124 was given on January 19th , one day before the current swearing in date, which will make it 180 years from the time the revelation was given.

Zechariah has a blind spot
Regarding the Nauvoo Temple?

I began this series by showing how Zechariah prophetically observed that Joseph Smith laid the foundation of the Nauvoo House and his hands shall also finish it.

And yet Zechariah said nothing about Joseph Smith finishing the Nauvoo Temple.

Zechariah was not seeing two important houses of the Lord in Nauvoo, he only saw one.

Why?

Because the Nauvoo Temple was never commanded to be built. Jeramiah observed that the saints in Nauvoo primarily lived in the “valley” . Gods people live in the city being in a valley yet the inhabitants built upon the “high places of Baal” which was an abomination which delivered the saints into the hands of the King of Babylon.

Great Confusion about the Need for Two Houses

We have shown in the first three episodes that there was no definitive revelation to build the Nauvoo Temple.

Historical records reveal that there was confusion in the minds of Joseph Smith and the latter-day saints during the Nauvoo period regarding the need for two houses of the Lord to be built within a very short timeframe.

Joseph Smith himself seemed to be somewhat schizophrenic in prioritizing the two construction efforts as he waffled back and forth on which effort should be emphasized.

In February of 1843 Joseph was emphasizing the importance of the Nauvoo House and yet placing the first priority on completing the Nauvoo Temple.

A couple months later in April of 1843, he waffled back and chastised the people for focusing on the Nauvoo Temple to the exclusion of the Boarding House.

And then, in March of 1844, Joseph waffled back again as he proclaimed the Nauvoo Temple to be a higher priority and pondered if it would be better to cease work on the Nauvoo House until the Temple was finished.

I want the Nauvoo House built it must be built, our salvation depends upon it. When men have done what they can or will for the temple, let them do what they can for the Nauvoo House. We never can accomplish our work at the expense of another.” ((Willard Richards, Joseph Smith Diary, discourse of 21 February 1843; cited in WJS, 164–166.))

“there has been too great latitude in individuals for the building of the Temple to the exclusion of the Nauvoo house.” (Willard Richards, Joseph Smith Diary, discourse of 6 April 1843; cited in WJS, 175.)

he did not know but it was best to let the Nauvoo house be till the temple is completed. [W]e need the temple more than anything Else… we will let the Nauvoo house stand till the temple is done and we will put all our forces on the temple—turn all our lumber towards the temple.” ((Ehat thesis, 154; citing Joseph Smith, Diary, 4 March 1844.))

It must have been very frustrating for members of both building committees to be competing with each other for finances and laborers to complete their respective commissions while Joseph was waffling back and forth on priorities.

Once a person simply discards the orthodox narrative and indoctrination, and simply reads the text of section 124 in view of the true historical context, the above confusion is cleared up.

The Lord was specifically mandating the building of the Nauvoo House in sections 88, 97, and 124. He never gave a specific revelatory commandment to build the Nauvoo Temple. This issue appears to be one of the main forks in the road causing the saints to be rejected as a church and completely delivered over to Satan.

Connecting Dots between Sections 124 and 88

In episode three we connected a few dots to show that the Nauvoo House is the Sanctuary that is mentioned not only in section 97, but also in section 88.

Both 88 and 124 reveal that all of the priesthood officers and offices will have a physical room in the Nauvoo House. This amazing structure
becomes a sanctuary during the time of indignation of God’s wrath upon the wicked.

It is in the Nauvoo House sanctuary that the school of the prophets will take place. I believe that when more dots are connected it will be seen that the school of the prophets ultimately prepares the 144,000 for their ministry. My guess is that the law of translation (or quickening of the human tabernacle) will be explained and conducted during this time which will prepare the saints for the catching up into the cloud. It may also be necessary for the missionary work that they must do.

My First Great Epiphany

Many years ago, I took my scriptures on a camping trip and read the entire D&C in two days. I took a notepad and each time a topic came up that interested me I catalogued it and looked for other interrelated passages in other sections as I kept reading.

During that experience I had several ah-ha’s but the biggest epiphany I had was how many promises and prophesies were given regarding specific historical figures that never were fulfilled during their lives.

Critics of Joseph Smith refer to these as “failed prophesies“.

The epiphany that I had was that they were not “failed prophecies”, they were simply “unfulfilled prophecies“.

They were all still going to come to pass, even if the promised literal fulfillment, should require people returning from the dead. The perception was verified when I later began an exhaustive search of ancient prophecy which verified the strange act that God was going to perform.

I feel that epiphany marked the beginning of the grand unsealing of the Doctrine and Covenants to me and Mrs Watcher. I feel the D&C remains a sealed cannon of scripture to everyone that does not believe that all of the unfulfilled promises will yet be fulfilled by the return of the dead.

Although the general narrative about the first laborers of the last kingdom returning to fulfill their assignments was a huge breakthrough for us, we still had more epiphanies to experience. Many years of indoctrination had to be peeled away layer by layer.

It would be a few years later that the sealed narrative regarding the “Nauvoo House” in section 124 would be unsealed to me. Once I realized that virtually the entire section was about the Nauvoo House and that no commandment to build the Nauvoo Temple was contained in it, I finally understood that the sanctuary being addressed was much, much more than just a hotel for strangers which is how it is characterized by the modern church as a “church owned hotel
on the banks of the Mississippi River” in Nauvoo.

Section 124 provides an astounding list of things that the Nauvoo House will be used for.

According to section 124, priesthood ordinances that have been hid from before the foundation of the world will yet be revealed in the Nauvoo House once it is finished.

Here is a partial listing of other things will be done in this amazing sanctuary:

  • Boarding House for strangers (the sons of Abraham) coming from all over the world
  • Anointings
  • Washings
  • Baptisms for the dead
  • Solemn assemblies
  • Memorials for the sacrifices by the sons of Levi
  • Oracles in your most holy places wherein ye you receive conversations
  • Statutes
  • Judgments
  • endowment of all her municipals
  • The ordinance of mine holy house
  • The school of the prophets for the work of the ministry
  • All of the priesthood officers will have rooms in the Nauvoo House

As you can see, the Nauvoo House is not just a hotel for strangers to lodge in.

It is quite a grand sanctuary.

There clearly wasn’t a need for a different house of the Lord in the same city to duplicate any of those things. Much can be learned by parsing through the words and concepts pertaining to this magnificent house of the Lord. Let us address some of these functions in more detail:

The endowment of her municipals

We have spoken in previous blogs about the true scriptural meaning of the word “endowment” and how the definition has been bastardized by the modern church in their masonic temple endowment ritual.

The true endowment is a spiritual endowment from the heavens. It is a tremendous spiritual outpouring of the Holy Ghost. It took place on the day of Pentecost in the New Testament.

Section 38 warned the saints in New York that if they did not go to the Ohio and get the law and the endowment, they would be overcome by the enemy in the secret chambers.

Sadly, the law of consecration was not successfully lived. That covenant that the saints entered into was broken.

Because of this, the saints did not receive the full Pentecostal endowment in Kirtland. Instead, the Lord pronounced them to be condemned. They had to flee Kirtland just as they had to flee Jackson county. Eventually they would need to flee Far West and finally, they would need to flee from Nauvoo. Section 124 specifically promises that if they would “hearken to his voice“. They would not be moved out of their place.

The saints were delivered over to Satan. The saints and the entire world have been overcome by a global secret combination. Hence the “awful situation” that we are in today.

However, the final restoration is about to happen, and the full endowment will be offered in the Nauvoo House for those that are allowed to enter it.

Interestingly, the Governor of the house will only allow those that are pure to enter it.

“..This house shall be a healthful habitation if it be built unto my name, and if the governor which shall be appointed unto it shall not suffer any pollution to come upon it. It shall be holy..”

This seems to offer a typological parallel to the foolish virgins who are not allowed to enter into the wedding feast.

And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

Solemn Assembly

One of the most important events associated with the Nauvoo House and more specifically the solemn assembly that will be held in the Nauvoo House, is for the pure in heart to enter into the presence of the Lord and see the Lord.

Joseph Smith said:

All who are prepared, and are sufficiently pure to abide the presence of the Savior, will see Him in the solemn assembly.

Here is what Joseph Smith said about the endowment when he was attempting to prepare the Kirtland Elders for it:

Endowment Necessary

You need an endowment, brethren, in order that you may be prepared and able to overcome all things;26 and those that reject your testimony27 will be damned.28

The sick will be healed, the lame made to walk, the deaf to hear, and the blind to see,29 through your instrumentality. But let me tell you, that you will not have power, after the endowment to heal those that have not faith,1 nor to benefit them, for you might as well expect to benefit a devil in hell as such as are possessed of his spirit, and are willing to keep it: for they are habitations for devils,2 and only fit for his society.

But when you are endowed and prepared to preach the Gospel to all nations,3 kindreds, and tongues,4 in their own languages,5 you must faithfully warn all,6 and bind up the testimony, and seal up the law,7 and the destroying angel8 will follow close at your heels, and exercise his tremendous mission upon the children of disobedience;9 and destroy the workers of iniquity,10 while the Saints will be gathered out from among them, and stand in holy places11 ready to meet the Bridegroom when he comes.12

I feel disposed to speak a few words more to you, my brethren, concerning the endowment: All who are prepared, and are sufficiently pure to abide the presence of the Savior, will see Him in the solemn assembly.13

The brethren expressed their gratification for the instruction I had given them. We then closed by prayer, when I returned home and retired to rest.—DHC 2:308–310.

The pure in heart that enter the Nauvoo House will participate in the solemn assembly, be endowed with power and will see God.

Oracles in your most holy places wherein
ye you receive conversations

Many of us have all been indoctrinated to think that holy conversation with the Lord wherein calling and election takes place followed by the other comforter which is to be personally taught by the Lord through holy conversations, usually come in the privacy of our own home or in the woods or on the mountain top.

However, it appears as if the vast majority of the elect in the third watch will have those sacred and holy experiences in the designated place for such an event, even the Nauvoo House.

Washings

Even after realizing that those things listed in section 124 pertain to the Nauvoo House and not the Nauvoo Temple, I received further clarity and food for thought after realizing that section 88 contained a preliminary explanation of the events that would take place in the Nauvoo House.

For instance, the term “washings” in section 124 was troublesome to me because my LDS background associated the term with the goofy masonic temple endowment.

However, the washings spoken of in section 124 are not referring to the washings of an occult ritual. They are speaking of true ordinances. One such ordinance that epitomizes washings might be baptisms for the dead.

Perhaps even more to the point, section 88 explains that all of the priesthood holders that are admitted into the Nauvoo House must be washed clean from the blood and sins of the world through the ordinance of washing of feet which is an ordinance specifically for those in the school of the prophets involved in the work of the ministry:

136 Behold, verily, I say unto you, this is an ensample unto you for a salutation to one another in the house of God, in the school of the prophets.

137 And ye are called to do this by prayer and thanksgiving, as the Spirit shall give utterance in all your doings in the house of the Lord, in the school of the prophets, that it may become a sanctuary, a tabernacle of the Holy Spirit to your edification.

138 And ye shall not receive any among you into this school save he is clean from the blood of this generation;

139 And he shall be received by the ordinance of the washing of feet, for unto this end was the ordinance of the washing of feet instituted.

140 And again, the ordinance of washing feet is to be administered by the president, or presiding elder of the church.

141 It is to be commenced with prayer; and after partaking of bread and wine, he is to gird himself according to the pattern given in the thirteenth chapter of John’s testimony concerning me. Amen.

Here is what Joseph Smith had to say about the ordinances and the washing of feet:

Special Ordinances

You want to know many things that are before you, that you may know how to prepare yourselves12 for the great things that God is about to bring to pass. But there is one great deficiency or obstruction in the way, that deprives us of the greater blessings; and in order to make the foundation of this Church complete and permanent, we must remove this obstruction, which is, to attend to certain duties that we have not as yet attended to.13

I supposed I had established this Church on a permanent foundation14 when I went to Missouri, and indeed I did so, for if I had been taken away, it would have been enough, but I yet live, and therefore God requires more at my hands.15 The item to which I wish the more particularly to call your attention to-night, is the ordinance of washing of feet.16

This we have not done as yet, but it is necessary now, as much as it was in the days of the Savior;17 and we must have a place prepared,18 that we may attend to this ordinance aside from the world.

We have not desired as much from the hand of the Lord through faith and obedience, as we ought to have done, yet we have enjoyed great blessings, and we are not so sensible of this as we should be. When or where has God suffered one of the witnesses or first Elders of this Church to fall? Never, and nowhere.

Amidst all the calamities and judgments that have befallen the inhabitants of the earth,19 His almighty arm has sustained us, men and devils have raged20 and spent their malice in vain. We must have all things prepared,1 and call our solemn assembly2 as the Lord has commanded us, that we may be able to accomplish His great work,3 and it must be done in God’s own way.4

The house of the Lord must be prepared,5 and the solemn assembly called6 and organized in it, according to the order of the house of God;7 and in it we must attend to the ordinance of washing of feet.8 It was never intended for any but official members. It is calculated to unite our hearts,9 that we may be one in feeling and sentiment, and that our faith may be strong,10 so that Satan cannot overthrow us,11 nor have any power over us12 here.

It is difficult to put into words just how important and sacred the true solemn assembly and true ordinance of washing of feet, and true endowment are.

Years ago after being falselyendowed” with the apostate masonic endowment in preparation for my upcoming mission to the Bible Belt, I was in the Salt Lake Temple and felt a desire to find a private place to enter into personal prayer.

I noticed a large winding staircase which was off limits without special invitation but for some reason, I felt compelled to walk up the stairs to the next floor of the temple.

Once I got up there, I was in the massive assembly room where I would participate in a false solemn assembly as a member of a bishopric many years later.

I found a closet to pray in and after that, I became curious so a gave treated myself to an unscheduled tour of the temple and began exploring. Eventually I came upon the room where the first presidency and the quorum of the Twelve meet to do the ordinance of the washing of feet.

The room had a very large, magnificent table that everyone sat around. It also had a very large opulent water bowl for the ordinance of washing each other’s feet.

I was in awe as I gazed upon the setting.

At the time I did not realize that they did not have the authority to be participating in that ordinance and that it was an abomination for them to do so.

Poetic Version of Section 124

A reader of this blog who is an RLDS pastor and retired attorney has a gift for structuring revelations in poetic form for greater clarity. This gift is helpful in gaining an additional witness that the Nauvoo Temple was not commanded to be built in section 124.

He recently sent me the following email:

Dear Watcher,

I am still working on your recent posts and find them very enlightening. Today, after reading your Part 3 post, I recalled that I had worked on a poetic version of LDS DC 124 several years ago.

I still am of the opinion that the Lord gives his prophet, seer, and revelator his own headings, and word keys to guide the proper groupings of what is revealed. I believe that is a substantial contribution to your analysis of 124.

So, I went back to the work I did on 124 in 2018, cleaned it up a little and saved it as a pdf file. In the text I bolded the headings and the word indicators showing the pathway through the material. I totally agree with your analysis of how the Lord kept the threads together on the Nauvoo House and that there is absolutely no reference to the commandment to build a temple. [other than the Nauvoo House]

I append a copy of that pdf file because a quick glance through the text with the bolding shows the linkage between the various threads in the revelation.

The COC [RLDS] removed the revelation numbered 124 by the LDS, numbered 107 in pre-1970 RLDS versions. The material was placed in an appendix. Nonetheless, it was considered a revelation by the RLDS at a time when I believe the Church leaders were more converted to the restoration.

Ed

His poetic version provides yet another evidence that the Nauvoo Temple was not commanded to be built in that revelation. Click on the following link 124 LDS – Copy to download a PDF of his poetic rendition of section 124

The Nauvoo House will be Massive

In the last episode we covered the fact that the Nauvoo House sanctuary will be massive and possibly somewhat metaphysical.

I don’t pretend to understand all of the details about how large amounts of strangers (Abraham’s children) will inhabit the Nauvoo House (possibly tens of thousands if not over 100,000) along with all of the priesthood quorums listed in the revelation, but I can see multiple possibilities.

I suppose it is possible that groups of people will visit and receive the necessary conversations, foot washings and instruction, and then be assigned places of habitation outside of the holy structure so that other groups can be accommodated.

All of this is pure speculation. What we do know is that the marvelous work will be a massive global work that will dwarf anything that happened during Joseph’s first ministry.

Joseph Smith informed the brethren that the church would one day fill all of North America:

[One] Sunday night [in 1834] the Prophet [Joseph Smith] called on all who held the Priesthood to gather into the little log school [in Kirtland, Ohio]. . . . It was a small house, perhaps 14 feet square. But it held the whole of the Priesthood of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who were there in the town of Kirtland, and who had gathered together to go off in Zion’s camp. . . .

The Prophet called upon the Elders of Israel with him to bear testimony of this work. . When they got through, the Prophet said:

‘Brethren I have been very much edified and instructed in your testimonies here tonight, but I want to say to you before the Lord, that you know no more concerning the destinies of this Church and kingdom than a babe upon its mother’s lap. You don’t comprehend it. . .  . It is only a little handful of Priesthood you see here tonight, but
this Church will [grow until it will] fill North and South America—it will fill the world’
(Conference Report, April 1898, p. 57).

The Marvelous Work and the proclamation appear to be the literal, final fulfillment of the Lord’s commandment to his servants in various watches to take the gospel to every creature:

14 ¶ Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.
15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. 17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. (Mark 16)

21 Behold, I say unto you that whoso believeth in Christ, doubting nothing, whatsoever he shall ask the Father in the name of Christ it shall be granted him; and this promise is unto all, even unto the ends of the earth.
22 For behold, thus said Jesus Christ, the Son of God, unto his disciples who should tarry, yea, and also to all his disciples, in the hearing of the multitude: Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature
23 And he that believeth and is baptized shall be saved, but he that believeth not shall be damned;
24 And these signs shall follow them that believe—in my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover; (Mormon 9)

64 For, verily, the sound must go forth from this place into all the world, and unto the uttermost parts of the earth—the gospel must be preached unto every creature, with signs following them that believe. (D&C 58)

62 Therefore, go ye into all the world; and unto whatsoever place ye cannot go ye shall send, that the testimony may go from you into all the world unto every creature.
63 And as I said unto mine apostles, even so I say unto you, for you are mine apostles, even God’s high priests; ye are they whom my Father hath given me; ye are my friends;
64 Therefore, as I said unto mine apostles I say unto you again, that every soul who believeth on your words, and is baptized by water for the remission of sins, shall receive the Holy Ghost.
65 And these signs shall follow them that believe
66 In my name they shall do many wonderful works;
67 In my name they shall cast out devils;
68 In my name they shall heal the sick;
69 In my name they shall open the eyes of the blind, and unstop the ears of the deaf;
70 And the tongue of the dumb shall speak;
71 And if any man shall administer poison unto them it shall not hurt them;
72 And the poison of a serpent shall not have power to harm them. (D&C 84)

It is interesting how the Lord has commanded different leaders of his church at different times to take the gospel to every creature and yet none of the different dispensations have fully accomplished this. It is my opinion that all of these priesthood leaders from the New Testament, Book of Mormon and LDS restoration will be returned to participate in the final taking of the gospel to every creature.

It is difficult to comprehend just how massive the numbers will be when the final gathering takes place which begins at the cornerstone of Zion and the Nauvoo House.

It is interesting to note that while sections 88 and 124 both state that all of the priesthood offices and officers will have a room in the boarding house sanctuary, Joseph Smith’s plat of the city of Zion actually showed a grid containing 24 separate and distinct “temples” or “tabernacles” that each represented various levels of priesthood.

Here is a listing of the names of the temples to be built on the painted squares as represented on the plot of the city of zion:

Numbers 10 11 and 12 are to be called house of the lord for the presidency of the high and most holy priesthood after the order of melchizedek which was after the order of the Son of God upon mount Zion city of the new Jerusalem

numbers 7 8 and 9 the sacred apostolic repository for the use of the bishop

numbers 4 5 and 6 the holy evangelical house for the high priesthood of the holy order of god

numbers 1 2 and 3 the house of the lord for the elders of Zion an ensign to the nations

numbers 22 23 and 24 house of the lord for the presidency of the high priesthood after the order of Aaron a standard for the people

numbers 19 20 and 21 house of the lord the law of the kingdom of heaven and messenger to the people for the highest priesthood after the order of Aaron

numbers 16 17 and 18 house of the lord for the Teachers in Zion messenger to the church

numbers 13 14 and 15 house of the lord for the Deacons in Zion helps in government underneath must be written on each house HOLINESS TO THE LORD smith 19761357359 19761357

It is interesting that sections 88 and 124 both state that all of the priesthood offices will have a place in the house and that the plat also seems to detail and assign priesthood to each house in the plat.

I mention this Zion Plat because it is possible that the Nauvoo House that was begun during Joseph’s time may have simply represented the first phase of a large grid containing multiple structures that all combine together to make a massive sanctuary.

In her master’s thesis, Marjorie E Eddy makes the following observation about the Zion Plat that Joseph Smith created. Although Joseph was presumably focusing on Jackson County at the time, she notes that the plat seems to have been instrumental in laying out Nauvoo as well:

While living in Kirtland Ohio, he developed plans for a Zion city at Independence, Missouri. Joseph developed a plat and plan for a city, incorporation the doctrinal concepts or precepts of Zion. During his lifetime, this plan was the basis for cities in Missouri and for Nauvoo Illinois. The religious purposes behind Nauvoo’s settlement are based on Joseph Smith’s concept of Zion ( See “The Precepts of Zion and Joseph Smith’s City of Zion Plan: Major Influences for the Planning of Nauvoo” by Eddy

The Temple of God is Among Men

Another component that needs to be taken into consideration is that at some point, a temple of God will come down from heaven.

Having linked the “SANCTUARY” in section 88 with the “HOUSE” in section 124, let us know link the “TABERNACLE” in chapter 21s of the book of revelation

We can do this using a multiple keyword approach:

“Precious Stones” – “Dwell” – “House” – “Tabernacle”

Section 124 regarding “precious stones
God will “dwell” in the house with his people
Revelation 21 regarding “precious stones

God will “dwell” in his
tabernacle
with his people

26 And send ye swift messengers, yea, chosen messengers, and say unto them: Come ye, with all your gold, and your silver, and your precious stones, and with all your antiquities; and with all who have knowledge of antiquities, that will come, may come, and bring the box tree, and the fir tree, and the pine tree, together with all the precious trees of the earth;

27 And with iron, with copper, and with brass, and with zinc, and with all your precious things of the earth; and build a house to my name, for the Most High to dwell therein.

1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;

Interestingly, the dimensions given of that city seem to fit the dimensions of the land of Zion if one uses the designated “center place” in Jackson County and the “cornerstone of Zion” in Nauvoo to create the dimensions of the land of Zion.

At some point we know that Zion from below will be caught up to meet Zion from above.

The Lord hath brought down Zion from above.
The Lord hath brought up Zion from beneath. (D&C 84:100)

It is very interesting to search the Nauvoo historical records to see how Joseph Smith spoke about the Nauvoo House and the Nauvoo Temple and the terminology that he used.

In a letter written in December 22 1841 which contained a revelation in it, Joseph Smith directed John Snider, a member of the Nauvoo House building committee to go on a mission concerning the “building of the houses“.

1841. December 22.d.

Nauvoo,— Decmber 22d. 1841. The word of the Lord came unto Joseph the Seer, verily thus saith the Lord,

Let my servant John Snider take a mission to the Eastern continent, unto all the conferences now sitting in that region, and let him carry a package of Epistles that shall be written by my servants the Twelve. making known unto them their duties concerning the building of my houses which I have appointed unto you saith the Lord, that they may bring their Gold, & their Silver, and their precious stones, and the box-tree, and the Fir-tree, and all fine wood to beautify the place of my sanctuary saith the Lord; and let him return speedily with all means which shall be put into his hands, even so;

Amen. ( https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/appendix-5-document-5-draft-notes-december-1841/1 )

This is worded very interestingly and could be taken multiple ways. It could be used for justification of the Nauvoo Temple or it could be used to prove that the Nauvoo House is the beginning of a grid as is shown in the Zion Plat.

I find it interesting that the houses end up being a “Sanctuary” (singular).

I leave it up to you the reader to divine what is being said here.

Restoring and Redeeming the Dead

One of the fascinating things about the final appointed time of the building of the Nauvoo House Sanctuary of the Lord during the 3rd watch, is that it also marks the time of restoring the dead to life.

With this in mind, read carefully Joseph Smith’s description of the sanctuary narrative in Ezekiel

“Ezekiel after giving a description of the resurrection of the House of Israel, and the coming forth of the stick of Joseph (Book of Mormon,) and its being united with the stick of Judah (the bible;) and also the restoration of the House of Israel, that are in a state of mortality, back upon their own lands, says:


“Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions;
but I will save them out of all their dwelling places wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God.

And David my servant shall be king over them: and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them. And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherin our fathers have dwelt, and they shall dwell therein, even they and their children, and their children’s children, forever; and my servant David shall be their prince for ever.

Moreover, I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore. My tabe[r]nacle also shall be with them; yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people, and the heathen shall know that I the Lord do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the mid[s]t of them for evermore.”—Ezek. xxxvii. 23–28.

The above quotation has a particular allusion to that portion of the righteous that will remain in the flesh, and dwell on the earth, and eat the fruit of it. But the difference that will be, Satan will be cast out of the earth, and he will have no power to tempt or deceive them: they will a[l]l be righteous, and not defile themselves any more.

The Lord will set his sanctuary in the midst of them, and they shall multiply and be increased in number,—which they will continue to do, during the Millennium. The fact that they will multiply and increase, shows that they will be in a state of mortality “( See https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/times-and-seasons-15-february-1842/4.)

House- Sanctuary- Tabernacle

The above passages in Ezekiel and Joseph’s commentary of them are quite interesting and revealing. We know that when the 144,000 take the “everlasting gospel” to the terrestrial souls, they will not longer be in apostasy. They will become clean. This is accomplished in part, because Satan is no longer in their midst.

IMO, this all begins with a restoration of people to MORTALITY with the servants of God who had been prepared in the school of the prophets to gather them from all parts of heaven.

This final gathering is not limited to this earth-

Notice Deuteronomy 30:4

3 That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee.

4 If any of thine be driven out unto the outmost parts of heaven, from thence will the LORD thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee: 5 And the LORD thy God will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and he will do thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers.

We often read the scriptures myopically without seeing the larger picture. But things that happen on this earth affect those on the other side of the veil.

Moses was arguably making reference to those in the spirit world that were in attendance in the following passage in Deuteronomy 29:

13 That he may establish thee to day for a people unto himself, and that he may be unto thee a God, as he hath said unto thee, and as he hath sworn unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

14 Neither with you only do I make this covenant and this oath;

15 But with him that standeth here with us this day before the LORD our God, and also with him that is not here with us this day:

Much more can be gleaned from the above quote from Joseph Smith and Ezekiel, but we shall leave that for a future time.

Notice how section 88 reveals that the school of the prophets will be in the “house of God” and how he also uses the term sanctuary and tabernacle as descriptives:

136 Behold, verily, I say unto you, this is an ensample unto you for a salutation to one another in the house of God, in the school of the prophets.

137 And ye are called to do this by prayer and thanksgiving, as the Spirit shall give utterance in all your doings in the house of the Lord, in the school of the prophets, that it may become a sanctuary, a tabernacle of the Holy Spirit to your edification. (https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/history-1838-1856-volume-a-1-23-december-1805-30-august-1834/263)

In part 5 of this series we will dig a little deeper into the proclamation portion of section 124 to gain greater context into the role of Nauvoo and the Nauvoo House in end times prophecy. A reader of this blog has pointed out that Joseph Smith had made an unfinished draft of the proclamation. We will parse it to see if there is anything of significance in it.

Keep Watching


His hands shall also finish it part 3

November 25, 2020

The Election drama has been wild and crazy. However, we have arrived at some interesting political tipping points. One is that the Trump legal team, after presenting Sidney Powell as part of their legal team in a new conference, has now released a very short blunt statement saying she is not part of the campaign legal team or the President’s personal legal team.

I have my own conspiracy theories as to why the President and his legal team is distancing himself from her.

But the bottom-line is that we have (or will have) a President Elect, which makes this series all the more timely and pertinent. With Biden clearly getting ready to put the lockdowns on steroids and many state militia’s preparing for civil war in this country, the stars seem to be lining up for the President Elect prophecy to take place sometime before January 20th.

The unconditional promises and prophecies about Nauvoo, the Nauvoo House of the Lord, the return of the first laborers of the last kingdom, and the proclamation, are all part of the remedy to this awful situation we find ourselves in.

If this is the time of the President Elect Prophecy, a proclamation is about to go forth telling the kings and political authorities “WHAT WILL BEFALL THEM”. All of the hidden things will be brought to light. “THEY WILL BE LEFT WITHOUT EXCUSE” in the DAY OF VISITATION God will “APPOINT THE PORTION OF THE OPPRESSOR AMONG HYPOCRITES“.

Secret Combinations

In a previous post I provided a link to a magnificent thesis about secret combinations done by a reader of this blog. I think she has done an outstanding job in her research. If there is one thing I felt that she did not develop sufficiently, it is the foundational role that the Jesuits play in the global conspiracy that we are currently witnessing. I have provided various resources pertaining to this topic over the years. Recently another reader has reminded me about the Jesuit Handbook which is a very good resource.

The Two Paths that were offered in Nauvoo

I ended episode #2 of this series by suggesting that the two houses of the Lord that the saints were struggling to build speedily in Nauvoo might just represent two opposing paths that were placed before the saints.

One path was obedience to God and his commandments which would have resulted in the successful completion of the Nauvoo House down in the valley by the river, which God commanded the saints to build in Section 124. The other path was to reject the law of the gospel, practice abominations, and focus on the Nauvoo temple up on the hill that does not appear to have been definitively commanded to be built by a specific revelation.

The Lord had warned the saints before the formal establishment of the church that he would deliver them over to Satan if they harden their hearts

“And now if this generation do harden their hearts against my word, behold I WILL DELIVER THEM UP UNTO SATAN” (book of Commandments Chapter 5:19)

Was Nauvoo the final fulfillment of that warning? Is that where and when the delivering of the hard hearted saints took place?

Once in Nauvoo, the Lord gave a revelation that had several ominous warnings in it.

Among other things, the Lord revealed that the Kirtland Temple had been defiled and the fulness of the priesthood had been taken from the saints who had previously been condemned by the Lord. In the revelation the Lord warned that if the House of the Lord was not completed withn the “sufficient time” allotted, the saints would be rejected as a church with their dead. He also promised that if the saints would hearken to the voice of the Lord they would not be moved out of their place. Nevertheless if they were not obedient and if they polute his holy grounds, they would be moved out of their place.

Joseph Smith would eventually urgently warn the saints that

“.. If the Temple and Nauvoo house are not finished you must run away..”

One another occasion he warned

“if we did not build the temple & Nauvoo house it would proove the ruin of the place that if we did not build those buildings we might as well leave the place & that it was as necessary to build one as the other..”

If the warning in section 124 about finishing the house within a sufficient time was referring to the Nauvoo Temple, it is quite illogical and detrimental for Joseph to have included the Boarding House in his warnings.

I think it is obvious that Joseph realized that the warning in section 124 pertained to the Boarding House. In his mind, if the boarding house needed to be finished, then certainly the temple also needed to be finished within that period of time. The is why his warnings bundled the two houses together.

The Nauvoo Temple was not commanded to be Built in Sections 97 and 124

In this episode I am going to simply refer to these two houses of the Lord in Nauvoo as the “Nauvoo Temple” and the “Nauvoo House” since the Lord designated by revelation that the Boarding house of the Lord by the river simply be called the “Nauvoo House”.

In previous blogs I have pointed out that the Nauvoo Temple building committee assumed that section 97 was the revelation that commanded the building of the Nauvoo Temple. They publicly published this announcement AFTER section 124 was received. They knew that section 124 was not commanding the construction of the Nauvoo Temple which was already under construction before section 124 was given.

Although the temple committee assumed that section 97 was the revelation that commanded the building of the Nauvoo Temple, I have since parsed through the revelation and history relating to is and concluded for my self that it was also referring to the Nauvoo House.

In the last episode of this series I showed why I believe that section 97 was actually the preliminary revelation to section 124, commanding the construction of the Nauvoo House.

I am convinced that God only commanded one house of the Lord to be built in Nauvoo and it was the Nauvoo House.

I believe there was no revelation commanding the construction of the Nauvoo Temple.

I realize this is a very difficult concept for all of us that have been indoctrinated by the orthodox version of LDS history.

I have received a few comments from readers and there still seems to be some die-hards that believe that the Nauvoo Temple was commanded to be built in section 124.

They believe that section 124 begins by commanding the Nauvoo House to be built, but also eventually addresses the building of the Nauvoo Temple.

For this reason, I thought it might be an instructive exercise to do some more parsing of section 124 to look for possible references to the Nauvoo Temple, as well as to provide some additional context to the revelation.

Two Separate Committees

First, let’s start with the calling and composition of the two building committees.

The building committee for the Nauvoo House was called by revelation:

62 Behold, verily I say unto you, let my servant George Miller, and my servant Lyman Wight, and my servant John Snider, and my servant Peter Haws, organize themselves, and appoint one of them to be a president over their quorum for the purpose of building that house.

On the other hand, the building committee for the Nauvoo Temple was called by committee:

3 Oct 1840 — In the General Conference of the Church the congregation resolved, “That the Saints build a house for the worship of God, and that Reynolds Cahoon, Elias Higbee, and Alpheus Cutler be appointed a committee to build the same.” Men agreed to”tithe” their labor, working one day in ten on the temple. (Smith, History of the Church, 4:205.)

That is the first red flag.

Similarly, the Nauvoo House was appointed to be constructed by revelation

22 Let my servant George, and my servant Lyman, and my servant John Snider, and others, build a house unto my name, such a one as my servant Joseph shall show unto them, upon the place which he shall show unto them also.

Conversely, the construction of the Nauvoo Temple was appointed by committee with no definitive revelation commanding the construction being mentioned at that time the appointment was made:

Winter 1839/40 Even as the Saints began to settle Commerce, the Brethren “began to talk upon the subject of building a temple, wherein to administer the ordinances of God’s house. Several councils were held and a place selected where upon the temple was contemplated to be built.” (Clayton, “Nauvoo Temple History Journal,” p. 3.)

1 Aug 1840 — In Nauvoo the First Presidency issued a general epistle, stating, “…it is necessary to erect a house of prayer, a house of worship of our God, where the ordinances can be attended to agreeably to His divine will, in this region of country.”(Smith, History of the Church, 4:186.)

Perhaps that is the second red flag.

It is not difficult to see why the saints in Nauvoo may have been a little confused and conflicted regarding the urgency of building two different houses with two different building committees.

Why did the church need two separate and distinct Houses built unto the name of the Lord?

My next observation does not necessarily prove anything. It may just be some interesting trivia.

it is nevertheless interesting to compare how the members of each temple committee reacted at the time of the succession crisis and who was loyal to Brigham Young and the Twelve, vs those that could not sustain them as having the keys that Joseph held.

Nauvoo Temple

Building Committee succession loyalties

Nauvoo House

Building Committee succession loyalties

Reynolds Cahoon: Followed Brigham Young
Elias Higbee: Died in 1843
Alpheus Cutler: Initially followed Brigham but excommunicated Apr 1851
George Miller: Rejected Brigham Young

Lyman Wight: Rejected Brigham Young
John Snider: Followed Brigham Young
Peter Haws Initially followed Brigham Young but Excommunicated 1849

As pointed out in previous posts, section 124 lists more people by name than any other revelation. It virtually represented a who’s-who of high-profile priesthood holders and leaders in Nauvoo. In it the Lord complements and blesses some while warning others. It is interesting to note that two members of the Nauvoo House committee received some of the most remarkable complements from the Lord. They were clearly among the great men of the restoration. On the other hand, two of the three members of the Nauvoo Temple committee are not even mentioned in the revelation.

Again, this does not prove that the Nauvoo Temple was never commanded to be built. But it does seem significant to me.

Nauvoo Temple Building Committee

Appointments and Attributes according to 124

Nauvoo House Building Committee

Appointments and Attributes according to 124

Reynolds Cahoon: Not mentioned
Elias Higbee: Not mentioned
Alpheus Cutler: named to the high council of Nauvoo
George Miller: my servant George Miller is without guile; he may be trusted because of the integrity of his heart; and for the love which he has to my testimony I, the Lord, love him

Lyman Wight: should continue in preaching for Zion, in the spirit of meekness, confessing me before the world; and I will bear him up as on eagles’ wings; and he shall beget glory and honor to himself and unto my name.

19 That when he shall finish his work I may receive him unto myself,

John Snider: appointed to quorum presidency to build the house and trusted to receive stock for building house

Peter Haws appointed to quorum presidency to build the house and trusted to receive stock for building house

Another very interesting differentiation between the Nauvoo Temple and the Nauvoo House is the architecture.

The architecture for the Nauvoo Temple was determined by Joseph Smith through trial and error:

Fall 1840 — Joseph Smith “advertised for plans for a temple. He [William Weeks] said several architects presented their plans, but none seemed to suit Smith. So when he went in and showed his plans, Joseph Smith grabbed him, hugged him and said, ‘You are the man I want.'”(F. M. Weeks to J. Earl Arrington, in Arrington,”William Weeks,” BYU Studies, 19 [Spring 1979]: 340.)

On the other hand, very little is mentioned regarding the plans for the Nauvoo House. Section 97 suggests that the pattern was given to Joseph. The architects were
Lucien Woodworth and William Weeks

10 Verily I say unto you, that it is my will that a house should be built unto me in the land of Zion, like unto the pattern which I have given you.

Sadly there is very little detailed information about the architecture of the Nauvoo House. it was designed to be a three story L shaped building with two 120 foot wings (holzapfel and cottle) It is my hunch that the shape has something to do with marking the corner of a much much larger geographical area pertaining to the land of Zion.

It appears as if William Weeks was involved in preparing plans for both houses under Joseph Smith’s direction.

One thing that is very important to mention about the Nauvoo Temple is that Joseph Smith had claimed that he would build a temple that was as great as the one that Solomon built:

July 19, 1840: “Now brethren I obligate myself to build as great a temple as ever Solomon did, if the church will back me up”

8 Segments containing House of the Lord Text

Now I am going to share with you my observations in attempting to find a definitive reference to the Nauvoo Temple in section 124.

Frankly, I don’t think there is a commandment to build the Nauvoo Temple in section 124.

It is obvious that the very first mention of building a House unto the name of the Lord begins in verse 22 and it clearly has to do with the Nauvoo House. The 64 dollar question is whether the narrative actually ever transitions to a commandment to build the Nauvoo Temple.

As I parsed section 124 looking for possible transition points from the Nauvoo House to the Nauvoo Temple, I divided snippets of the text into eight different groupings that address the house of the Lord topic.

I was surprised to realize that the house of the Lord theme seemed to be the primary theme that was interwoven throughout the entire revelation. Previously I thought it was simply a small portion of the revelation.

First lets zero in on the first segment pertaining to the House of the Lord that was to be built.

The segment begins by commanding three men who would be called as members of the building committee to build the house. It informs them that Joseph would show them what the house would look like and where to build it. It is important to realize that it is the Nauvoo House that is to receive the gold, silver, copper, brass zinc, precious stones, antiquities and precious trees of the earth from all over the earth to beautify it.

Segment 1

22 Let my servant George, and my servant Lyman, and my servant John Snider, and others, build a house unto my name, such a one as my servant Joseph shall show unto them, upon the place which he shall show unto them also.

23 And it shall be for a house for boarding, a house that strangers may come from afar to lodge therein; therefore let it be a good house, worthy of all acceptation, that the weary traveler may find health and safety while he shall contemplate the word of the Lord; and the cornerstone I have appointed for Zion.

24 This house shall be a healthful habitation if it be built unto my name, and if the governor which shall be appointed unto it shall not suffer any pollution to come upon it. It shall be holy, or the Lord your God will not dwell therein.

25 And again, verily I say unto you, let all my saints come from afar.

26 And send ye swift messengers, yea, chosen messengers, and say unto them: Come ye, with all your gold, and your silver, and your precious stones, and with all your antiquities; and with all who have knowledge of antiquities, that will come, may come, and bring the box tree, and the fir tree, and the pine tree, together with all the precious trees of the earth;

27 And with iron, with copper, and with brass, and with zinc, and with all your precious things of the earth; and build a house to my name, for the Most High to dwell therein.

28 For there is not a place found on earth that he may come to and restore again that which was lost unto you, or which he hath taken away, even the fulness of the priesthood.

29 For a baptismal font there is not upon the earth, that they, my saints, may be baptized for those who are dead—

30 For this ordinance belongeth to my house, and cannot be acceptable to me, only in the days of your poverty, wherein ye are not able to build a house unto me.

31 But I command you, all ye my saints, to build a house unto me; and I grant unto you a sufficient time to build a house unto me; and during this time your baptisms shall be acceptable unto me.

32 But behold, at the end of this appointment your baptisms for your dead shall not be acceptable unto me; and if you do not these things at the end of the appointment ye shall be rejected as a church, with your dead, saith the Lord your God.

33 For verily I say unto you, that after you have had sufficient time to build a house to me, wherein the ordinance of baptizing for the dead belongeth, and for which the same was instituted from before the foundation of the world, your baptisms for your dead cannot be acceptable unto me;

34 For therein are the keys of the holy priesthood ordained, that you may receive honor and glory.

35 And after this time, your baptisms for the dead, by those who are scattered abroad, are not acceptable unto me, saith the Lord.

36 For it is ordained that in Zion, and in her stakes, and in Jerusalem, those places which I have appointed for refuge, shall be the places for your baptisms for your dead.

37 And again, verily I say unto you, how shall your washings be acceptable unto me, except ye perform them in a house which you have built to my name?

38 For, for this cause I commanded Moses that he should build a tabernacle, that they should bear it with them in the wilderness, and to build a house in the land of promise, that those ordinances might be revealed which had been hid from before the world was.

39 Therefore, verily I say unto you, that your anointings, and your washings, and your baptisms for the dead, and your solemn assemblies, and your memorials for your sacrifices by the sons of Levi, and for your oracles in your most holy places wherein you receive conversations, and your statutes and judgments, for the beginning of the revelations and foundation of Zion, and for the glory, honor, and endowment of all her municipals, are ordained by the ordinance of my holy house, which my people are always commanded to build unto my holy name.

40 And verily I say unto you, let this house be built unto my name, that I may reveal mine ordinances therein unto my people;

41 For I deign to reveal unto my church things which have been kept hid from before the foundation of the world, things that pertain to the dispensation of the fulness of times.

42 And I will show unto my servant Joseph all things pertaining to this house, and the priesthood thereof, and the place whereon it shall be built.

43 And ye shall build it on the place where you have contemplated building it, for that is the spot which I have chosen for you to build it.

44 If ye labor with all your might, I will consecrate that spot that it shall be made holy.

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.

Most of the die-hards that insist that the Nauvoo Temple is addressed in the revelation identify verses 25-27 to be a transition point from the Nauvoo House to the Nauvoo Temple. But frankly, I cannot see it. There is no clear transition and there are too many contradictions to make that assumption.

Verse 25-27 appear to be a continuation of the Nauvoo House that had just been commanded to be built.

Verses 25-43 contain the narrative that has been superimposed upon the Nauvoo Temple according to the orthodox history of the church, but in my reading of it, there is no transition. The entire text is addressing the Nauvoo House.

You will notice that the Lord reiterates in verse 43 what had previously been addressed in verse 22,
that construction on the house has not been started and that it would be built sometime in the future in the location where Joseph had been contemplating it. Section 124 was given on January 19, yet the property on the hill where the Nauvoo Temple was to be built had been obtained many months previously for the purpose of building the Nauvoo Temple and the Nauvoo Temple construction had already begun prior to this revelation.

22 ..build a house unto my name, such a one as my servant Joseph SHALL show unto them, upon the place which he SHALL show unto them also. 43 And ye SHALL build it on the place where you have contemplated building it, for that is the spot which I have chosen for you to build it.

As you can see, verse 43 is reiterating what had been said in verse 22. The construction of the Nauvoo House being spoken of in section 124 had not yet been started and yet construction on the Nauvoo Temple had already begun. The Church at large had not previously known where to build the Nauvoo House and yet the land for the Nauvoo Temple which was under construction had been obtained many months before this revelation was given. Clearly, it is the Nauvoo House that is being addressed between verses 22 and 43.

Verses 22 and 43 act as book ends to the text showing that no transition to a different house had been made. Only the Nauvoo House was being addressed. It is the House upon which construction had not yet begun. In fact, it is the one in which the location had not yet been determined by revelation.

Here is a brief chronology of the construction of the Nauvoo Temple showing that the location and land had been clearly identified and obtained and the construction had begun BEFORE section 124 was given. This proves that section 124 was not referring to the Nauvoo Temple. Please notice that everything is done by committee and no revelation is ever provided:

Back in August of 1840 the First Presidency issued a general epistle, stating,

“…it is necessary to erect a house of prayer, a house of worship of our God, where the ordinances can be attended to agreeably to His divine will, in this region of country.”(Smith, History of the Church, 4:186.)

In October of 1840 — In the General Conference of the Church the congregation resolved,

“That the Saints build a house for the worship of God, and that Reynolds Cahoon, Elias Higbee, and Alpheus Cutler be appointed a committee to build the same.”

Men agreed to”tithe” their labor, working one day in ten on the temple. (Smith, History of the Church, 4:205.)

The Temple Committee was charged to superintend the work and oversee the entire operation. They also received donations. Those who donated received receipts, usually written by Elias Higbee. (Clayton,”Nauvoo Temple History Journal,” p. 3.)

A limestone quarry in an old stream bed northwest of Nauvoo, but within the city limits, opened. It was located west of Main Street, between Hyrum Street and Joseph Street. Elisha Everett struck the first blow for stone for the temple. William Niswanger operated the quarry, which came to be called the Temple Stone Quarry. Albert P. Rockwood and his assistant Charles Drury supervised the crews cutting the limestone. (Smith, History of the Church, 4:229; William Clayton Journal, Journal History, 31 Dec 1844.)

Later, stone from another quarry was also used. Joseph Smith III stated, that the stone for the Temple came”from a quarry in the north side of the city along the river bank [the Temple Stone Quarry] and some of them from down the river [probably the Loomis Quarry].” (Saints Herald,26 Sept 1949.)

In the Fall 1840 — Joseph Smith

“advertised for plans for a temple. He [William Weeks] said several architects presented their plans, but none seemed to suit Smith. So when he went in and showed his plans, Joseph Smith grabbed him, hugged him and said, ‘You are the man I want.'”(F. M. Weeks to J. Earl Arrington, in Arrington,”William Weeks,” BYU Studies, 19 [Spring 1979]: 340.)

By October of 1840 19 Oct 1840 –

the Temple Committee had contacted Daniel H. Wells about land for the temple. (Clayton,”Nauvoo Temple History Journal,” p. 4.)

Joseph Smith wrote that the Church had

“secured one of the most lovely situation [for the Temple] in this region of the Country.”

He also stated that the Nauvoo Temple was

“expected to be considerable larger than the one in Kirtland and on a more magnificent scale.” (Smith. History of the Church, 4:229; Times and Seasons, 2 [1 Jan 1842]: 259-260.)

The acquisition of the limestone for the temple had already begun by October 12 1840:

A limestone quarry in an old stream bed northwest of Nauvoo, but within the city limits, opened. It was located west of Main Street, between Hyrum Street and Joseph Street. Elisha Everett struck the first blow for stone for the temple. William Niswanger operated the quarry, which came to be called the Temple Stone Quarry. Albert P. Rockwood and his assistant Charles Drury supervised the crews cutting the limestone. (Smith, History of the Church, 4:229; William Clayton Journal, Journal History, 31 Dec 1844.)

Finally, the construction on the Nauvoo Temple had already begun prior to January 19 1841 before section 124 was given:

15 Jan 1841 — The First Presidency reported, “The Temple of the Lord is in the progress of erection.” (Times and Seasons, 2 [15 Jan 1841]: 274.)

It is easy to document that the revelation for the Nauvoo House was given on January 19 1841 and construction had not yet been started and yet the Nauvoo Temple had already been started.

How much more clear can it be that section 124, verses 22 thru 46 are speaking specifically about the Nauvoo house and not the Nauvoo Temple??

Clearly the future place where Joseph was thinking about building the Nauvoo House in verses 22 and 43 of section 124 are different and distinct from the land that had already been acquired for the Nauvoo Temple and upon which the construction project had already begun. Verse 43 proves that the narrative had not transitioned from the Nauvoo House to the Nauvoo Temple.

It is easy however to see why future generations have merged the two narratives and misunderstood what section 124 was speaking about. Scripture informs us that when God’s people go into apostasy, the truths they had previously known are taken from them. The latter day saints clearly suffer from historical amnesia. Back when section 124 was given, it was commonly understood that it had nothing to do with the Nauvoo Temple on the Hill. That is why the Nauvoo Temple Committee posted their erroneous belief that section 97 was the justification for the Nauvoo Temple.

Let us now review the next segment that speaks about a house to be built

Segment 2

47 And it SHALL come to pass that if you 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, 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.

OH..

MY..

Gosh!

I think we just uncovered a passage that does indeed address the building of the Nauvoo Temple. It does not command the saints to build it, it simply foretells what would happen when they acted presumptuously.

The phrase “it shall come to pass” suggests that the above snippet is actually a prophecy about a future event. I am willing to concede that the above passages may well be referring to the Nauvoo Temple because in fact the saints did attempt to build a house to the Lord’s name without doing the things that God had commanded them. Instead of the saints being blessed with authentic Pentecostal endowments from God in the unfinished house, they were cursed with the masonic endowment which became associated with false sealing ordinances and the corrupt spiritual wife abomination.

Technically, the Nauvoo Temple was never completed by the saints of that generation. This is because they did not obey the commandments and they were cursed. For that reason, the Nauvoo Temple was destroyed. However, the modern apostate church has indeed rebuilt it and has continued to promote a modified version of the endowment that brought the cursing’s that were evident in the first attempt to build it.

This is undoubtedly why the Lord is going to have the strength of his house break down the walls, throw down the tower and avenge Him of his enemies when the appointed time arrives.

“Therefore, get ye straightway unto my land; break down the walls of mine enemies; throw down their tower, and scatter their watchmen. And inasmuch as they gather together against you, avenge me of mine enemies, that by and by I may come with the residue of mine house and possess the land.” (Section 101 57-58)

Bottom-line, the above snippet does not validate a commandment to build the Nauvoo Temple. It does however validate the historical fact that an attempt was made to build a house, but because of the “works” of the saints, it brought cursings, wrath, indignation, and judgments upon their heads, by their follies, and by all their abominations, which they practiced before the Lord in Nauvoo.

Later in this episode we shall observe that the Nauvoo temple was destroyed just like the New Testament temple was destroyed, with not one stone sitting upon another.

Let us now review the next snippet having to do with the house:

Segment 3

55 And again, verily I say unto you, I command you again to build a house to my name, even in this place, that you may prove yourselves unto me that ye are faithful in all things whatsoever I command you, that I may bless you, and crown you with honor, immortality, and eternal life.

56 And now I say unto you, as pertaining to my boarding house which I have commanded you to build for the boarding of strangers, let it be built unto my name, and let my name be named upon it, and let my servant Joseph and his house have place therein, from generation to generation.

57 For this anointing have I put upon his head, that his blessing shall also be put upon the head of his posterity after him.

58 And as I said unto Abraham concerning the kindreds of the earth, even so I say unto my servant Joseph: In thee and in thy seed shall the kindred of the earth be blessed.

59 Therefore, let my servant Joseph and his seed after him have place in that house, from generation to generation, forever and ever, saith the Lord.

60 And let the name of that house be called Nauvoo House; and let it be a delightful habitation for man, and a resting-place for the weary traveler, that he may contemplate the glory of Zion, and the glory of this, the cornerstone thereof;

61 That he may receive also the counsel from those whom I have set to be as plants of renown, and as watchmen upon her walls.

62 Behold, verily I say unto you, let my servant George Miller, and my servant Lyman Wight, and my servant John Snider, and my servant Peter Haws, organize themselves, and appoint one of them to be a president over their quorum for the purpose of building that house.

63 And they shall form a constitution, whereby they may receive stock for the building of that house.

64 And they shall not receive less than fifty dollars for a share of stock in that house, and they shall be permitted to receive fifteen thousand dollars from any one man for stock in that house.

65 But they shall not be permitted to receive over fifteen thousand dollars stock from any one man.

66 And they shall not be permitted to receive under fifty dollars for a share of stock from any one man in that house.

67 And they shall not be permitted to receive any man, as a stockholder in this house, except the same shall pay his stock into their hands at the time he receives stock;

68 And in proportion to the amount of stock he pays into their hands he shall receive stock in that house; but if he pays nothing into their hands he shall not receive any stock in that house.

69 And if any pay stock into their hands it shall be for stock in that house, for himself, and for his generation after him, from generation to generation, so long as he and his heirs shall hold that stock, and do not sell or convey the stock away out of their hands by their own free will and act, if you will do my will, saith the Lord your God.

70 And again, verily I say unto you, if my servant George Miller, and my servant Lyman Wight, and my servant John Snider, and my servant Peter Haws, receive any stock into their hands, in moneys, or in properties wherein they receive the real value of moneys, they shall not appropriate any portion of that stock to any other purpose, only in that house.

71 And if they do appropriate any portion of that stock anywhere else, only in that house, without the consent of the stockholder, and do not repay fourfold for the stock which they appropriate anywhere else, only in that house, they shall be accursed, and shall be moved out of their place, saith the Lord God; for I, the Lord, am God, and cannot be mocked in any of these things.

72 Verily I say unto you, let my servant Joseph pay stock into their hands for the building of that house, as seemeth him good; but my servant Joseph cannot pay over fifteen thousand dollars stock in that house, nor under fifty dollars; neither can any other man, saith the Lord.

73 And there are others also who wish to know my will concerning them, for they have asked it at my hands.

74 Therefore, I say unto you concerning my servant Vinson Knight, if he will do my will let him put stock into that house for himself, and for his generation after him, from generation to generation.

75 And let him lift up his voice long and loud, in the midst of the people, to plead the cause of the poor and the needy; and let him not fail, neither let his heart faint; and I will accept of his offerings, for they shall not be unto me as the offerings of Cain, for he shall be mine, saith the Lord.

76 Let his family rejoice and turn away their hearts from affliction; for I have chosen him and anointed him, and he shall be honored in the midst of his house, for I will forgive all his sins, saith the Lord. Amen.

77 Verily I say unto you, let my servant Hyrum put stock into that house as seemeth him good, for himself and his generation after him, from generation to generation.

78 Let my servant Isaac Galland put stock into that house; for I, the Lord, love him for the work he hath done, and will forgive all his sins; therefore, let him be remembered for an interest in that house from generation to generation.

79 Let my servant Isaac Galland be appointed among you, and be ordained by my servant William Marks, and be blessed of him, to go with my servant Hyrum to accomplish the work that my servant Joseph shall point out to them, and they shall be greatly blessed.

80 Let my servant William Marks pay stock into that house, as seemeth him good, for himself and his generation, from generation to generation.

81 Let my servant Henry G. Sherwood pay stock into that house, as seemeth him good, for himself and his seed after him, from generation to generation.

82 Let my servant William Law pay stock into that house, for himself and his seed after him, from generation to generation.

In the beginning of the above snippet the Lord states And again, verily I say unto you, I command you again to build a house to my name,”

The Lord indicates that He is commanding them AGAIN, a second time, to build the Nauvoo House. This second commandment could simply be the second time within the revelation, but more than likely it is referring to the fact that God had previously commanded the House to be built in section 97, prior to section 124. I think that is the real interpretation.

The next snippet referring to the House begins in verse 111:

Segment 4

111 And again, verily I say unto you, let my servant Amos Davies pay stock into the hands of those whom I have appointed to build a house for boarding, even the Nauvoo House.

112 This let him do if he will have an interest; and let him hearken unto the counsel of my servant Joseph, and labor with his own hands that he may obtain the confidence of men.

113 And when he shall prove himself faithful in all things that shall be entrusted unto his care, yea, even a few things, he shall be made ruler over many;

114 Let him therefore abase himself that he may be exalted. Even so. Amen.

The concept of raising funds to build the Nauvoo House is an interesting one that might seem to contradict the original command to build the House by the tithing (consecration} of the saints. However, I would point out that he is required to “abase himself that he may be exalted“. That may well be an inference to the act of consecrating everything before he can properly pay stock. (see section 85 which states that people must be tithed in order to receive an inheritance)

I still see no transition to a commandment to build the Nauvoo Temple here.

The next snippet begins with verse 115. The only reason I am separating it from the previous passages is because it begins with “and again..” which may or may not be a significant reason to separate the snippets, since it is essentially extending the same opportunity and blessing of paying stock in the house to Robert D Foster.

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117 [Speaking about Robert D. Foster who was to build Joseph Smith’s mansion house] And pay stock also into the hands of the quorum of the Nauvoo House, for himself and for his generation after him, from generation to generation;

Again, no discernable transition to the Nauvoo Temple is taking place and if a commandment to build the Nauvoo Temple had taken place earlier in the revelation it would be extremely confusing that God continues with the Nauvoo House narrative.

The next segment continues with the same general theme of paying stock into the Nauvoo House. I only separate the passages because of the “and again..” beginning of the verses.

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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.

Again, no transition to the Nauvoo Temple, however the warning about cursings seems to be related to those that don’t truly believe in the Book of Mormon and the “revelations” (D&C)

Obviously both the Book of Mormon and the revelations both stress the necessity of consecrating and having all things equal or the spirit will be withheld.

A keyword search pertaining to the “Book of Mormon” and “revelations“, i.e.., the “commandments” that had been given through Joseph Smith takes us to Section 84 which informs us that one does not actually fully believe the Book of Mormon and commandments given unless one obeys the law of Zion which is contained in them, which includes consecration and monogamy.

Section 84 Section 124
57 And they shall remain under this condemnation until they repent and remember the new covenant,
even the Book of Mormon and the former commandments which I have given them, not only to say, but to do according to that which I have written

58 That they may bring forth fruit meet for their Father’s kingdom; otherwise there remaineth a scourge and judgment to be poured out upon the children of Zion.

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.

Clearly, any house of the Lord that the saints might have attempted to construct in the cornerstone of Zion was doomed to failure unless the saints were true believers in the Book of Mormon and commandments that had commanded them to consecrate and live the celestial law of monogamy. Both of those commandments were violated in Nauvoo. To be a true believer in the Book of Mormon and the revelations one must not only give lip service to those commandments, one must actually obey and keep the commandments. This is basically clarifying the prophecy in verses 47-48

“And it shall come to pass that if you 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, neither fulfil the promises which ye expect at my hands, saith the Lord. 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.

Regardless of whether Joseph Smith was inspired or not when he said the saint were not capable of living the laws of Zion in Nauvoo, the holy and infallible word of God makes it clear that blessings would be withheld and cursings would be the result for not keeping God’s commandments.

It is true that God had told the saints that they must wait for a little season of chastisement before Zion could be redeemed. The question is, could the little season of chastisement have ended in Nauvoo if the saints would have repented and lived the laws of God during the Nauvoo period.

Section 105 makes it abundantly clear that “Zion cannot be built up unless it is by the principles of the law of the celestial kingdom

Verily I say unto you who have assembled yourselves together that you may learn my will concerning the redemption of mine afflicted people— Behold, I say unto you, were it not for the transgressions of my people, speaking concerning the church and not individuals, they might have been redeemed even now.

But behold, they have not learned to be obedient to the things which I required at their hands, but are full of all manner of evil, and do not impart of their substance, as becometh saints, to the poor and afflicted among them; And are not united according to the union required by the law of the celestial kingdom; And Zion cannot be built up unless it is by the principles of the law of the celestial kingdom; otherwise I cannot receive her unto myself. (Section 105:1-5)

The next passage also begins with “and again..”. No transition to the Nauvoo Temple exists.

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121 And again, verily I say unto you, let the quorum of the Nauvoo House have a just recompense of wages for all their labors which they do in building the Nauvoo House; and let their wages be as shall be agreed among themselves, as pertaining to the price thereof.

122 And let every man who pays stock bear his proportion of their wages, if it must needs be, for their support, saith the Lord; otherwise, their labors shall be accounted unto them for stock in that house. Even so. Amen.

Finally, the last passage informs us that all of the priesthood offices and officers listed in verses 123-143 will have a place prepared in the Nauvoo House which is to be built unto the name of the Lord:

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123 Verily I say unto you, I now give unto you the officers belonging to my Priesthood, that ye may hold the keys thereof, even the Priesthood which is after the order of Melchizedek, which is after the order of mine Only Begotten Son.

144 And a commandment I give unto you, that you should fill all these offices [ Pertaining to Patriarch, Presiding Elder and Counselors, President of over the Twelve, Twelve Apostles, High Council, High Priests, Elders, Seventies, Bishopric, Priests, Teachers, Deacons ] and approve of those names which I have mentioned, or else disapprove of them at my general conference;

145 And that ye should prepare rooms for all these offices in my house when you build it unto my name, saith the Lord your God. Even so. Amen.

Oh My Gosh!!!

Verses 123 through 145 are itemizing all of the priesthood offices and officers that need to be physically housed in the Nauvoo House. It is describing a structure so massive that it is difficult to comprehend how in the world the building is going to be able to accommodate so many boarding rooms. At first blush, the number of rooms for offices and officers appears to be well over 100 and possibly many hundred depending on the number and size of some of the quorums being mentioned. Keep in mind these are the administrative offices of a global organization. How can the structure accommodate that many physical rooms and still accommodate countless “strangers” coming from afar?

It becomes apparent that the “strangers” coming from all over the world, which we have previously identified as the children of Abraham, will be filling many of these priesthood offices. These are essentially the 144,000 Saviors on Mount Zion.

That is a massive sanctuary.

We are talking about what appears to be a metaphysical undertaking that is difficult to comprehend. It appears that the initial “L” shaped structure that was laid out, was possibly only stage one of the Sanctuary. Either that or some type of mystical process is taking place. Of course there could be a huge number of levels to it as well.

For those that have dismissed the Nauvoo House as just a boarding house, and not a house of the Lord need to realize that God refers to the Nauvoo House in verse 145 above as “my house” which they are to “build unto my name“.

This proves that the previous passages in question, that people are attributing as Nauvoo Temple text, are actually speaking about the Nauvoo House.

In case you think I have lost my mind or that I have been smoking something, there are multiple textual giveaways that lead us to an even earlier revelation that was given regarding the future building of this massive sanctuary. I am referring to the commandment to build the Lords House in section 88!!!

One of the textual giveaways is in the fact that the above text in section 124 informs us that every priesthood office from the Presidency of the Church and high priest quorum down to the deacons will each have a room in this house. Compare this to the following passage in section 88

And again, the order of the house prepared for the presidency of the school of the prophets, established for their instruction in all things that are expedient for them, even for all the officers of the church, or in other words, those who are called to the ministry in the church, beginning at the high priests, even down to the deacons— (vs 127)

Un-be-freakin-lievable!

The work of the ministry began in Kirtland but it will reach its crescendo in Nauvoo. The final work of the ministry takes place in the mystical Nauvoo House (which is a sanctuary) and it will be where the school of the prophets is held and it will literally house all of the 144,000 and every priesthood officer from the high priests to the deacons.

The Nauvoo House is the Lord’s house. He will reside there.

That’s right, the sanctuary being described in section 84:117-141 is referring to the sanctuary called the Nauvoo House in Nauvoo!!!

By the way, Hyrum paraphrased the prophecy of Isaiah to identify Nauvoo as the “hiding place“.

“..therefore tarry not in any place whatever, but come forth unto this place from all the world, until it is filled up, and polished, and sanctified according to my word, saith the Lord, come ye forth from the ends of the Earth, that I may hide you from mine indignation that shall scourge the wicked..”

Here is what Isaiah says:

20 ¶ Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.
21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.

Section 88 refers to the Nauvoo House as a “sanctuary“.

136 Behold, verily, I say unto you, this is an ensample unto you for a salutation to one another in the house of God, in the school of the prophets.

137 And ye are called to do this by prayer and thanksgiving, as the Spirit shall give utterance in all your doings in the house of the Lord, in the school of the prophets, that it may become a sanctuary, a tabernacle of the Holy Spirit to your edification.

138 And ye shall not receive any among you into this school save he is clean from the blood of this generation;

Notice the following definitions of SANCTUARY in the 1828 websters:

5. A place of protection; a sacred asylum. Hence a sanctuary-man is one that resorts to a sanctuary for protection.
6. Shelter; protection.

It appears as if the Nauvoo House is where the school of the prophets that prepares the 144,000 for the work of their ministry will take place.

It appears as if this is the Sanctuary where the righteous will meet and converse with and be taught by the Lord.

It appears as if this is where he will receive each righteous person to himself and this is where calling and election takes place.

Read the following passages in section 88 very carefully. Everyone assumes it is referring to the building of the temple in Kirtland or Jackson County but it is clearly referring to the Nauvoo House which will eventually encompass Kirtland and Jackson County and all of the land of Zion. It is Nauvoo and the Nauvoo House where the great end times, Solemn Assembly will take place”

117 Therefore, verily I say unto you, my friends, call your solemn assembly, as I have commanded you.

[See Joel 1
13 Gird yourselves, and lament, ye priests: howl, ye ministers of the altar: come, lie all night in sackcloth, ye ministers of my God: for the meat offering and the drink offering is withholden from the house of your God.

14 ¶ Sanctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the LORD your God, and cry unto the LORD,

15 Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come.

[See Joel 2

15 ¶ Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly:

16 Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.

17 Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O LORD, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God?

18 ¶ Then will the LORD be jealous for his land, and pity his people.

[Zeph 3

14 ¶ Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem.

15 The LORD hath taken away thy judgments, he hath cast out thine enemy: the king of Israel, even the LORD, is in the midst of thee: thou shalt not see evil any more.

16 In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack.

17 The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.

18 I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who are of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden.

19 Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame.

20 At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the LORD.

118 And as all have not faith, seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith.

119 Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God;

120 That your incomings may be in the name of the Lord; that your outgoings may be in the name of the Lord; that all your salutations may be in the name of the Lord, with uplifted hands unto the Most High.

121 Therefore, cease from all your light speeches, from all laughter, from all your lustful desires, from all your pride and light-mindedness, and from all your wicked doings.

122 Appoint among yourselves a teacher, and let not all be spokesmen at once; but let one speak at a time and let all listen unto his sayings, that when all have spoken that all may be edified of all, and that every man may have an equal privilege.

123 See that ye love one another; cease to be covetous; learn to impart one to another as the gospel requires.

124 Cease to be idle; cease to be unclean; cease to find fault one with another; cease to sleep longer than is needful; retire to thy bed early, that ye may not be weary; arise early, that your bodies and your minds may be invigorated.

125 And above all things, clothe yourselves with the bond of charity, as with a mantle, which is the bond of perfectness and peace.

126 Pray always, that ye may not faint, until I come. Behold, and lo, I will come quickly, and receive you unto myself. Amen.

127 And again, the order of the house prepared for the presidency of the school of the prophets, established for their instruction in all things that are expedient for them, even for all the officers of the church, or in other words, those who are called to the ministry in the church, beginning at the high priests, even down to the deacons—

128 And this shall be the order of the house of the presidency of the school: He that is appointed to be president, or teacher, shall be found standing in his place, in the house which shall be prepared for him.

129 Therefore, he shall be first in the house of God, in a place that the congregation in the house may hear his words carefully and distinctly, not with loud speech.

130 And when he cometh into the house of God, for he should be first in the house—behold, this is beautiful, that he may be an example—

131 Let him offer himself in prayer upon his knees before God, in token or remembrance of the everlasting covenant.

132 And when any shall come in after him, let the teacher arise, and, with uplifted hands to heaven, yea, even directly, salute his brother or brethren with these words:

133 Art thou a brother or brethren? I salute you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, in token or remembrance of the everlasting covenant, in which covenant I receive you to fellowship, in a determination that is fixed, immovable, and unchangeable, to be your friend and brother through the grace of God in the bonds of love, to walk in all the commandments of God blameless, in thanksgiving, forever and ever. Amen.

134 And he that is found unworthy of this salutation shall not have place among you; for ye shall not suffer that mine house shall be polluted by him.

135 And he that cometh in and is faithful before me, and is a brother, or if they be brethren, they shall salute the president or teacher with uplifted hands to heaven, with this same prayer and covenant, or by saying Amen, in token of the same.

136 Behold, verily, I say unto you, this is an ensample unto you for a salutation to one another in the house of God, in the school of the prophets.

137 And ye are called to do this by prayer and thanksgiving, as the Spirit shall give utterance in all your doings in the house of the Lord, in the school of the prophets, that it may become a sanctuary, a tabernacle of the Holy Spirit to your edification.

138 And ye shall not receive any among you into this school save he is clean from the blood of this generation;

139 And he shall be received by the ordinance of the washing of feet, for unto this end was the ordinance of the washing of feet instituted.

140 And again, the ordinance of washing feet is to be administered by the president, or presiding elder of the church.

141 It is to be commenced with prayer; and after partaking of bread and wine, he is to gird himself according to the pattern given in the thirteenth chapter of John’s testimony concerning me. Amen

I have never even noticed the significance of the last few passages of section 124 before now.

I am more convinced now that ever before that the Nauvoo House is indeed the exclusive house of the Lord being spoken of in section 124.

Having parsed through section 124, I cannot find a definitive commandment to build the Nauvoo Temple, although verses 47-48 appear to be a prophecy about the failure of the Nauvoo Temple because of the abominations associated with it.

It is apparent to me why the saints labored on both the Nauvoo House and the Nauvoo Temple in vain.

Since posting the last episode I have been contacted by a reader who admits that it is difficult to identify a real clear transition point they insist that

“..the Lord saying in no uncertain terms that the Nauvoo House is a Boarding House plan and simple. Yes a very special boarding house for sure but a Boarding house nonetheless”

I challenge that claims. The Nauvoo House is much much more than just a boarding house.

They claim that verses 24 through 55 are speaking about the Nauvoo Temple. I believe this is what the orthodox church teaches as well.

Since they feel that the Nauvoo House is only a very special Boarding house, it makes sense that they don’t see verse 24 as referring to it because that verse states that the Lord dwells there when it is kept Holy.

24 This house shall be a healthful habitation if it be built unto my name, and if the governor which shall be appointed unto it shall not suffer any pollution to come upon it. It shall be holy, or the Lord your God will not dwell therein.

25 And again, verily I say unto you, let all my saints come from afar.

There are numerous problems with that interpretation. One has previously been pointed out in this episode. It is verse 43 which reiterates what verse 22 said. It proves that the Nauvoo House is being spoken of rather than the Nauvoo Temple which was already under construction.

22 ..build a house unto my name, such a one as my servant Joseph SHALL show unto them, upon the place which he SHALL show unto them also. 43 And ye SHALL build it on the place where you have contemplated building it, for that is the spot which I have chosen for you to build it.

Another problem is that the term “healthful habitation” is a clear reference to the boarding house, which will be inhabited with boarders, not the temple.

It is understandable that since they only see the Nauvoo House as a boarding house, they don’t think that it would necessarily be holy or that the name of the Lord would be upon it, or that the Lord would dwell therein. However they probably didn’t realize that in the closing passages (verses 123-145) The Lord is clearly speaking about the Nauvoo House and he does refer to it again as “my house” which is built to “my name“.

“And that ye should prepare rooms for all these offices in my house when you build it unto my name, saith the Lord your God. Even so. Amen

In those passages the Lord is commanding them to prepare rooms for all of the holy priesthood offices and officers in that house. Clearly, this is not just a boarding house. It is an amazing House of the Lord wherein the Lord will dwell with all of his priesthood officers.

One Temple will be Sanctified while Another will be Destroyed

Having now demonstrated that there is no clear transition point from the Nauvoo House to the Nauvoo Temple commanding the saints to build it, let me give you something else to consider.

We know that the Kirtland Temple was accepted by the Lord, then it was defiled by the saints, and yet prophecy assures us that God will cleanse it and once again use it for the purposes for which it was created.

Wouldn’t this be true for the Nauvoo Temple if it was really commanded to be built for a legitimate purpose?

And yet that is not the case.

Prophecy about the redemption of Zion in section 101 informs us that God is going to destroy the Nauvoo temple.

We shall now review what Jeremiah says about Nauvoo and the Nauvoo Temple for a second witness that the Nauvoo Temple was

Jeremiah speaks prophetically about Nauvoo
In Chapters 7 & 32

Whether literally or typologically, Jeremiah speaks about Nauvoo and the Nauvoo Temple. Clearly, in the words of Jeremiah “they set their abominations in the house, which is called by my name, to defile it

This is one of many reasons why we know that Jeremiah is speaking of the cornerstone of Zion in Nauvoo instead of the center place in Independence Missouri. The profile matches the events that took place in Nauvoo, not Independence.

If you do a keyword search of “called by my name” in the book of Jeremiah, you will see a reoccurring theme regarding the abominations committed in the house that is “called by my name” and how God’s people falsely put their trust in the temple of the Lord. Note the following passages from Jeremiah 7

3 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place.

4 Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, are these.

5 For if ye throughly amend your ways and your doings; if ye throughly execute judgment between a man and his neighbour;

6 If ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your hurt:

7 Then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever.

8 ¶ Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit.

9 Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not;

10 And come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations?

11 Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, saith the LORD.

12 But go ye now unto my place which was in Shiloh, where I set my name at the first, [Kirtland Temple??] and see what I did to it for the wickedness of my people Israel.

13 And now, because ye have done all these works, saith the LORD, and I spake unto you, rising up early and speaking, but ye heard not; and I called you, but ye answered not;

14 Therefore will I do unto this house, [Nauvoo Temple??] which is called by my name, wherein ye trust, and unto the place which I gave to you and to your fathers, as I have done to Shiloh.

15 And I will cast you out of my sight, as I have cast out all your brethren, even the whole seed of Ephraim. ( Jer 7)

In the High Places of Baal

In chapter 32 Jeremiah gives a narrative that describes Nauvoo

In it he speaks of the final gathering of his people

37 Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, whither I have driven them in mine anger, and in my fury, and in great wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely:

Interestingly he is revealing that when God gathers his people for the last time, he will return them to the place AGAIN where he had previously driven them from because of His wrath.

This is a perfect description of Nauvoo where the saints had been gathered yet driven by the wrath of the Lord.

37 Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, whither I have driven them in mine anger, and in my fury, and in great wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely:

38 And they shall be my people, and I will be their God:

39 And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them:

40 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.

41 Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul.

42 For thus saith the LORD; Like as I have brought all this great evil upon this people, so will I bring upon them all the good that I have promised them.

43 And fields shall be bought in this land, whereof ye say, It is desolate without man or beast; it is given into the hand of the Chaldeans.

But hold the phone!

The preface of this prophecy reveals that Gods people built the “high places of Baal“!!!

Note that Gods people live in the city being in a valley yet the inhabitants build upon the “high places of Baal“.

We are informed that the Lord commanded them not to do the abomination that is up on the hill. Because of this, the city is delivered over to the sword and famine and pestilence

35 And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.

36 ¶ And now therefore thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning this city, whereof ye say, It shall be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence;

Because of the abomination that the people got [the dispersed of ]Judah
to participate in, the city was delivered over to the King of Babylon.

And yet, the narrative informs us that the final gathering and time of restoration will come when God will gather his scattered people back to the same city.

The Graven Images on the Nauvoo Temple

Anciently the Lord commanded Israel to not make any graven images in the likeness of anything in heaven above or the earth beneath. Oddly, latter day saints are oblivious to this commandment, assuming that it no longer applies them:

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth Exod 24

Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth: Deut 5

Why images of moons and stars?

And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.

Why images of a pagan sun god on the Nauvoo Temple?

Do those occult images on the temple on the hill depict the simple fulness of the gospel as taught in the Book of Mormon and Doctrine and Covenants?

“If there is found in your midst, in any of your towns, which the Lord your God is giving you, a man or a woman who does what is evil in the sight of the Lord your God, by transgressing His covenant, and has gone and served
other gods and worshiped them, or the sun or the moon or any of the heavenly host, which I have not commanded,
and if it is told you and you have heard of it, then you shall inquire thoroughly. Behold, if it is true and the thing certain that this detestable thing has been done in Israel Deuteronomy 17:2-5

The Destruction of the Nauvoo Temple on the Hill

Is it any wonder that the destruction of the corrupt Temple on the Hill in Nauvoo mirrors the destruction of the corrupt Jewish temple in Jerusalem?

In the New Testament Christ prophesied that not one stone would be left upon another regarding the destruction of the corrupt Jewish temple:

2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? And do ye not understand them? Verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here upon this temple, one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down

What about the Nauvoo Temple on the Hill?

Was its fate not a type and shadow of what had happened to the corrupt New Testament temple?

This is a statement from the BYU Religious Studies Center

“The building site was described in 1870 as not having one stone upon another. Where the Saints once practiced their sacred temple ordinances there was now a vineyard.”

There were a series of catastrophes that brought this about.The Fire by Arsonists 

The first was a fire that took place shortly after Brigham Youngs failed attempt to sell it to the Catholic Church. According to one historian, it may have been Brigham Young that paid to have the arsonist burn it:

“On Monday, 9 October 1848, at 3 a.m. the citizens of Nauvoo were awakened to witness the great Mormon temple enveloped in flames. It had been set on fire deliberately, apparently as an act to forever discourage the Latter-day Saints from returning to the city. A description of this fire, which resulted in the destruction of the temple, was published in the Nauvoo Patriot”:

“Destruction of the Mormon Temple. On Monday (October 9th) our citizens were awakened by the alarm of fire, which, when first discovered, was bursting out through the spire of the temple, near the small door that opened from the East side to the roof, on the main building. The fire was seen first about three o’clock in the morning, and not until it had taken such hold of the timbers and roof as to make useless any effort to extinguish it. The materials of the inside were so dry, and the fire spread so rapidly, that a few minutes were sufficient to wrap this famed edifice in a sheet of flame.

It was a sight too full of mournful sublimity. The mass of material which had been gathered there by the labor of many years afforded a rare opportunity for this element to play off some of its wildest sports. Although the morning was tolerably dark, still when the flames shot upwards, the spire, the streets and the houses for nearly a mile distant were lighted up, so as to render even the smallest object discernible. The glare of the vast torch, pointing skyward, indescribably contrasted with the universal gloom and darkness around it.



The Tornado

Another event leading to the ultimate demise of the temple came in the form of a tornado in 1849 the account of the destruction was preserved by the Nauvoo Patriot:

The dreadful tornado on May 27th, which invaded the city of Nauvoo and neighboring places, has been for us, Icarians . . . a spectacle of frightful sublimity, and also a source of mortal anguish, on account of the disasters and catastrophes which have resulted from it, to the inhabitants of this county, and to us. . . .

Here are some particulars of what has happened to us during that storm; in its first blow which has been the most fatal to us, and everyone will certainly think so when they know, that part of the Temple walls was immediately blown to the ground. The Temple, which we were preparing so actively and resolutely to rebuild; the temple which we hoped to cover this year; and in which we were to settle our refectories, our halls of reunion, and our schools; that it is the temple; that gigantic monument, which has become the first victim of the tornado. 

Is it a coincidence that God’s whirlwind and other events destroyed the occult temple on the hill with the images of pentagrams and sun gods on the side and without bothering the unfinished foundation of the Nauvoo House in the valley down by the river?

Interestingly, the modern day apostate corporate church has rebuilt the occult monument that the apostate saints were trying to complete in Nauvoo instead of purchasing and rebuilding the Boarding House of the Lord by the river.

Nauvoo must be Redeemed by the Shedding of Blood

The parable of the redemption of Zion informs us that the land of Zion, beginning with the cornerstone of Zion, must be redeemed by the shedding of blood.

The parable informs us that God’s servant will gather the strength of God’s house and pull down the tower of the ENEMY

55 And the lord of the vineyard said unto one of his servants: Go and gather together the residue of my servants, and take all the strength of mine house, which are my warriors, my young men, and they that are of middle age also among all my servants, who are the strength of mine house, save those only whom I have appointed to tarry;

56 And go ye straightway unto the land of my vineyard, and redeem my vineyard; for it is mine; I have bought it with money.

57 Therefore, get ye straightway unto my land; break down the walls of mine enemies; throw down their tower, and scatter their watchmen.

58 And inasmuch as they gather together against you, avenge me of mine enemies, that by and by I may come with the residue of mine house and possess the land.

Unlike other designated gathering places in Missouri, the entire city of Nauvoo was indeed purchased with money. Yet the enemy infiltrated the saints and caused them to flee.

Hence the need to recover the land from the enemy by the shedding of blood.

Christ shocked the people when he declared, “I have not come to bring peace, but the sword“.

He was speaking ultimately of events that were to take place in the third watch.

God’s army will conquer with the sword.

When the Lord’s army redeems Nauvoo, one of the first things they will do is to throw down the tower of the enemy and avenge God of His enemies.

Whether wittingly or unwittingly, Joseph knew that the “tower” he was building would set the pattern for the apostate modern church to follow in rebuilding the pagan temple:

Speaking of the architecture of the Nauvoo Temple on the hill Joseph declared:

The steeple of our temple will be high enough to answer for a tower- between 100 and 200 feet high. REF

The tower on the temple was very large.

In addition to having abominable images on the walls of the temple, it became a foundational place where the corrupt masonic endowment was performed.

Joseph Smith introduced Brigham Young and others to the masonic endowment first in the red brick store and eventually in the unfinished temple on the hill.

On May 3, 1842, Joseph Smith prepared the second floor of his Red Brick Store, in NauvooIllinois, to represent “the interior of a temple as circumstances would permit”.[26] The next day, May 4, he introduced the Nauvoo endowment ceremony to nine associates: Associate President and Patriarch to the Church Hyrum Smith (Smith’s brother); first counselor in the First PresidencyWilliam Law; three of the Twelve ApostlesBrigham YoungHeber C. Kimball and Willard Richards; Nauvoo stake president, William Marks; two bishopsNewel K. Whitney and George Miller; and a close friend, Judge James Adams of SpringfieldIllinois.

Throughout 1843 and 1844, Smith continued to initiate other men, as well as women, into the endowment ceremony. By the time of his death on June 27, 1844, more than 50 persons had been admitted into the Anointed Quorum, the name by which this group called themselves.

The Nauvoo endowment consisted of two phases: (1) an initiation, and (2) an instructional and testing phase. The initiation consisted of a washing and anointing, culminating in the clothing of the patron in a “Garment of the Holy Priesthood“, which is thereafter worn as an undergarment.

The instructional and testing phase of the endowment consisted of a scripted reenactment of Adam and Eve‘s experience in the Garden of Eden (performed by live actors called officiators; in the mid-20th century certain portions were adapted to a film presentation).[27] The instruction is punctuated with personal covenants, gestures, and a prayer circle around an altar. At the end of instruction, the initiate’s knowledge of symbolic gestures and key-words is tested at a “veil”, a symbolic final frontier for the initiate to face the judgment of Jesus, before entering the presence of God in the celestial kingdom.[28]

Even though the Nauvoo Temple was only about half complete when Joseph Smith died, Brigham Young continued to use it to initiate people into the masonic endowment.

“During the winter of 1845–46, the temple began to be used for additional ordinances, including the Nauvoo-era endowment, sealings in marriage, and adoptions. The Nauvoo Temple was in use for less than three months. REF

“..I also gave them up to statutes that were not good..”

Ezekiel 20 informs us that when ancient Israel went into apostasy, God gave them statutes that were not good. This is a type of what happened in Nauvoo.

When the saints refused to repent and reform, God gave them the masonic temple endowment as a false statute

Also I raised My hand in an oath to those in the wilderness, that I would scatter them among the Gentiles and disperse them throughout the countries, 24because they had not executed My judgments, but had despised My statutes, profaned My Sabbaths, and their eyes were fixed on their fathers’ idols.

25“Therefore I also gave them up to statutes that were not good, and judgments by which they could not live; 26and I pronounced them unclean because of their ritual gifts, in that they caused all [d]their firstborn to pass through the fire, that I might make them desolate and that they might know that I am the Lord.” ‘

27“Therefore, son of man, speak to the house of Israel, and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “In this too your fathers have blasphemed Me, by being unfaithful to Me. 28When I brought them into the land concerning which I had raised My hand in an oath to give them, and they saw all the high hills and all the thick trees, there they offered their sacrifices and provoked Me with their offerings. There they also sent up their sweet aroma and poured out their drink offerings. 29Then I said to them, ‘What is this [e]high place to which you go?’ So its name is called [f]Bamah to this day.” ‘ 30Therefore say to the house of Israel, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Are you defiling yourselves in the manner of your fathers, and committing harlotry according to their abominations? 31For when you offer your gifts and make your sons pass through the fire, you defile yourselves with all your idols, even to this day. So shall I be inquired of by you, O house of Israel? As I live,” says the Lord God, “I will not be inquired of by you.

Wicked Church and Civic Leaders will be destroyed

When the appointed time for the redemption of Zion arrives, the Lord is going to destroy all of the wicked leaders of both the apostate church and the nation. Notice the descriptives that the Lord uses regarding this matter:

Descriptives of the religious leaders of the Lord’s vineyard when the Lord descends out of heaven to reign in his kingdom JST Matthew 21:53-56 Descriptives of the political leaders of the nation when the Lord comes out of his hiding place according to section 101
53 And the kingdom of God shall be taken from them and shall be given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof (meaning the Gentiles).

54 Wherefore, on whomsoever this stone shall fall, it shall grind him to powder.

55 And when the Lord, therefore, of the vineyard cometh, he will destroy those
miserable, wicked men
, [leaders of the modern apostate church] and will let again his vineyard unto other husbandmen, [First laborers of the last kingdom] even in the last days, who shall render him the fruits in their seasons.

56 And then understood they the parable which he spake unto them, that the [unrepentant] Gentiles should be destroyed also, when the Lord should descend out of heaven to reign in his vineyard, which is the earth and the inhabitants thereof.

89 And if the president heed them not, then will the Lord arise and come forth out of his hiding place, and in his fury vex the nation;

90 And in his hot displeasure, and in his fierce anger, in his time, will cut off those
wicked, unfaithful, and unjust stewards
, and appoint them their portion among hypocrites, and unbelievers;

91 Even in outer darkness, where there is weeping, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth.

More later

Keep watching


“Don’t Worry Trump Won’t Win We Fixed That”

November 20, 2020

The video below is pretty astonishing and has gone viral. This guy is an American hero

 

The Supreme Court Has Ruled That They Can Order a New Presidential Election

 

 

 


High Tech Robber Barons

November 17, 2020

Senators interrogating Mark Zukerberg

Josh Hawley Uncovers SECRET Facebook Content Monitoring

Is there a coordinated effort between Google, Facebook and Twitter in censoring targeted people and topics?

Why is this interrogation important?

Where is it taking us?

What is the end result?

There is an executive order issued by Donald Trump in 2018 that few people know about in which he declared a national emergency… and made it a federal crime to do what these tech giants have been doing

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https://distributednews.com/474016.html?fbclid=IwAR0ZVVRnSwDJquX_sRuQY6ydzEHMd0wr_cJvKV8EGoVEwcj6kTfGR6ztCG8


His hands shall also finish it Part 2

November 16, 2020

I have often wondered why youtube has had so little competition in the past. The good thing about this Covid conspiracy and controversial election fraud climate that is taking place is that the blatant censorship by big tech companies like youtube, has encouraged other emerging platforms for truth-seekers to use instead of youtube.

One of the emerging platforms that provides an alternative to youtube is Rumble.com. Another one is brandnewtube.com. Another is NewTube. I think there are a few others, but I forget what they are. If you are aware of any, please email me so that I can add them to the list of alternative media video platforms. These new platforms provide wonderful resources for bypassing the fake news outlets and getting valid news updates.

The REPORT that VEXES all people

In the first post of this series we discussed the passage in section 97 which informs us that the “Lord’s scourge” comes in the form of a false
REPORT that would VEX ALL PEOPLE and that this scourge would not be stayed until the Lord comes.

It is difficult to believe that any kind of REPORT could VEX all people in the world.

Recently a friend sent me a statement by Jim Carrey that seems rather profound

That is about as succinctly as anyone can summarize it from a secular point of view.

Who would have thought that medicine would be weaponized to bring about the bondage that we are beginning to experience? And so quickly!

Of course, we know that the plans of the global cabal are for the current bondage to increase and become more oppressive with every seasonal wave that is embellished by focusing on “cases” generated by the false PSR test, rather than legitimate number of deaths.

In the past, whenever I would read section 103 about how Joseph would return to lead God’s people out ofbondage” I would have a brain fart because I just knew that those of us living in the USA could never be brought into any kind of serious bondage:

16 Therefore, I will raise up unto my people a man, who shall lead them like as Moses led the children of Israel.

17 For ye are the children of Israel, and of the seed of Abraham, and ye must needs be led out of bondage by power, and with a stretched-out arm.

18 And as your fathers were led at the first, even so shall the redemption of Zion be.

19 Therefore, let not your hearts faint, for I say not unto you as I said unto your fathers: Mine angel shall go up before you, but not my presence.

20 But I say unto you: Mine angels shall go up before you, and also my presence, and in time ye shall possess the goodly land.

21 Verily, verily I say unto you, that my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., is the man to whom I likened the servant to whom the Lord of the vineyard spake in the parable which I have given unto you.

22 Therefore let my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., say unto the strength of my house, my young men and the middle aged—Gather yourselves together unto the land of Zion, upon the land which I have bought with money that has been consecrated unto me.

A friend of mine recently minimized the significance of the current Covid restrictions. He feels I am overreacting to this situation.

He said, “..as long as I have a job and income and am able to play golf, I am not really concerned about the Covid-19 restrictions.”

I asked him: “at what point are you going to become concerned and become proactive in pushing back against government overreach and oppression?”

He thought for a moment and then said: “As soon as I am hungry“.

Sadly, once we are all hungry, it is going to be pretty difficult to do anything about this.

On the other hand, I am of the belief that all of this is according to the providence of God and that only divine intervention will deliver us out of this mess anyway, so maybe he is right.

A Spiritual War in which Sorcery causes a veil of stupidity

We know this global delusion is actually the manifestation of a spiritual war that is taking place and that the veil of darkness comes from apostasy. In the words of Joseph Smith, a veil of stupidity has fallen upon the inhabitants of the earth.

This is what he said just as the dispensation of the Gospel of Christ was coming to an end preliminary to the ushering in of the intercessory dispensation of the gospel of Abraham:

“For some length of time I have been carefully viewing the state of things, as it now appears, throughout our Christian land; and have looked at it with feelings of the most painful anxiety. While upon one hand I behold the manifest withdrawal of God’s Holy Spirit, and the veil of stupidity which seems to be drawn over the hearts of the people….” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, Deseret Books, Joseph F. Smith, 1989, pg. 13)

If the veil of stupidity was so strong back at that dispensational transition back then, it is no wonder that we are experiencing such a veil of stupidity at this time. Nevertheless, while the children of darkness are being overcome, the children of light are now getting an increase of God’s spirit, preparing them for the final restoration. Nevertheless, the children of light are also walking in darkness to some degree.

Speaking of this very time that we are living in, John the Revelator noted that “by sorceries were all the nations deceived. (Rev 18:23)

Imagine that.

As you walk around looking at all of the idiots that fearfully drive around in their cars by themselves with their face masks on and wondering how such deception could possibly take hold upon otherwise seemingly rational and sane people, has it occurred to you that this world is currently under an occult spell by Satanists?

Scripture informs us that God is using unrighteous politicians and governments and a global cabal to scourge the ungodly. The indignation of the Lord has been kindled against the abominations of the ungodly.

As capitalism is destroyed and the income of most people is taken away, a global monetary reset will result in the final transfer of wealth. Finally, the cabal plans to come to the rescue with a monthly income for everyone that is willing to conform to the demands that are made.

God is allowing Satan and his minions to gain great hold upon the hearts and minds of the masses because of the global apostasy.

As prophesied in section 97, Vengeance has come upon this world SPEEDILY.

The promise is that Zion shall escape this if “she observe to do all tings whatsoever I have commanded her“.

Bingo

The remedy is not Donald Trump.

The remedy to this vexation that has come upon us is a final collective repentance that brings us full circle to the law of God in section 42 which contains the law of consecration.

When the fulness of the gospel was restored through the prophet Joseph the Lord made it abundantly clear that the only way to escape the coming calamity was to obey his law in section 42 that was revealed in Kirtland Ohio. The promise was to receive the spiritual endowment that they had been anticipating. The mandate was for the saints to become equal in all things.

11 For all flesh is corrupted before me; and the powers of darkness prevail upon the earth, among the children of men, in the presence of all the hosts of heaven—

12 Which causeth silence to reign, and all eternity is pained, and the angels are waiting the great command to reap down the earth, to gather the tares that they may be burned; and, behold, the enemy is combined.

13 And now I show unto you a mystery, a thing which is had in secret chambers, to bring to pass even your destruction in process of time, and ye knew it not;

31 And that ye might escape the power of the enemy, and be gathered unto me a righteous people, without spot and blameless—

32 Wherefore, for this cause I gave unto you the commandment that ye should go to the Ohio; and there I will give unto you my law; and there you shall be endowed with power from on high;

33 And from thence, whosoever I will shall go forth among all nations, and it shall be told them what they shall do; for I have a great work laid up in store, for Israel shall be saved, and I will lead them whithersoever I will, and no power shall stay my hand. (section 38)

The law of God which contains the law of consecration and the spiritual endowment is the remedy given that will enable the pure in heart in Zion to escape this power of the enemy.

As Hyrum Smith said, Nauvoo is the place where the Lord will hide his elect from the indignation that shall scourge the wicked:

“.. come forth unto this place from all the world, until it is filled up, and polished, and sanctified according to my word, saith the Lord, come ye forth from the ends of the Earth, that I may hide you from mine indignation that shall scourge the wicked.. saith the Lord. even so, Amen. Hyrum Smith— Patriarch for the whole Church.”

Section 29 informs us that the elect need to be gathered to be prepared in all things against the day of tribulation:

7 And ye are called to bring to pass the gathering of mine elect; for mine elect hear my voice and harden not their hearts;

8 Wherefore the decree hath gone forth from the Father that they shall be gathered in unto one place upon the face of this land, to prepare their hearts and be prepared in all things against the day when tribulation and desolation are sent forth upon the wicked.

A final restoration must take place when God’s servants return to finish their assignments.

This strange act is about to take place.

Are you ready for it?

Are you ready to repent?

Do you even think you need to repent?

Dear reader, John the revelator saw you and me and he seems to think that we need to repent. He thinks all the nations of the world including you and me, have been deceived by sorceries.

The Lord’s Scourge and associated vexation spoken of in section 97 is intrinsically interrelated to the House of the Lord in the land of Zion that is being spoken of.

The emergence of this scourge and vexation is a sign that the House of the Lord mentioned in section 97 and 124 is about to be successfully built speedily.

The last attempt to build it speedily failed but the final attempt will be successful.

Section 97 uses the term “speedily” twice.

It informs us that “vengeance cometh speedily ” upon the ungodly as the “whirlwind“.

Also, the Lord commands the House of the Lord to be “built speedily, by the tithing of my people”

Who would have thought that a global lockdown would take place within just months of the announced pandemic and false report about the seriousness of the virus?

The “Lord’s scourge” in section 97 is not to be confused with serious disease that will come forth. It is not referring to the “desolating scourge” in section 5 or the “overflowing scourge” mentioned in section 45. It is referring to a false
REPORT about a sickness.

The Lord places this scourge of oppression upon the world through wicked leaders.

That is not to say that a much greater sickness could not eventually grow out of the flu that currently has so many people paranoid. I suspect the global cabal has much more potent bioweapons to unleash when they deem it necessary.

We are informed that the vexation from the Lord’s scourge will not be
stayed until the Lord come.

Is that referring to the final coming of the Lord in glory?

I think not.

I believe it is referring to the third, secret appearance of the Lord’s presence on the earth spoken of in both section 97 and 124.

The time of the Lord’s return in secret is upon us.

Let those who have ears to…

Secret Combinations

BTW Shortly after the first post I got the following email from a reader of this blog who has done extensive research about secret combinations. She provided an attachment of her research and said I could share it with anyone that would be interested in reviewing her research.

Those who would be interested in reading her research and conclusions can click on the following link

SECRET COMBINATIONS ^0 AMERICA’S DESTINY 2030–WITH 2020 UPDATE-3.

Is the Nauvoo Temple on the hill justified in revelation?

I got this email shortly after posting part 1 of this series

Watcher,

Your latest post got me giddy with excitement. I read the beginning last night and wanted to save the rest for my study this morning. I am re-commencing a read-through, but I wanted to keep a log here as I do.

The topics you are bringing into question are, quite frankly, extremely important for those waiting and watching – who know the law of the gospel and already accept the LDS church (or any of its remnants) to be apostate. I must say I am a little envious of your pilgrimage to Nauvoo. My dad and I planned on going there for April 2020. In hindsight I am glad this fell through, because it would have surely included one last endowment ceremony for me to sit through and try not to laugh.

Firstly….Watcher! “The REPORT thereof shall vex all people”

Wow. What a game-changer.

Of course, the enemy knows a desolating sickness/scourge will come forth. The “report” vexing all people was a jaw-dropper for me.

Secondly, thank you for pointing out the JST addition to Genesis 7:11. God’s word never ceases to amaze me with these subtle and seemingly-minor nuggets of information that navigate followers of Christ through the prophetic narratives.

After accepting the church to have been rejected, the sermon by Hyrum Smith inter-relating with Isaiah 26 has stayed with me ever since. The lockdown, and having to enter “my” chambers, not any secret ones has been quite the experience. Either a time to buy or sell, or a time to seek wisdom out of the best books.

I, too, agree that Nauvoo is the gathering place the first elders will bring the Saints to before being caught up in the cloud. This is probably the best-kept secret of Mormonism. Because it should be obvious? maybe?

You said, Revelation never explains why two different House of the Lord were necessary. Nor does it ever differentiate between each of their purposes?

 I might be able to contest you on this. But, I want to see where you are going!

Keep up the great work.

It is gratifying that this person understands that Nauvoo is the initial gathering place of the elect that will ultimately result in the catching up into the cloud.

I am also impressed that he wants to challenge me about my speculation that the Lord did not command two separate and distinct houses to be built in Nauvoo.

This is wonderful.

Bring it on friend!

A healthy discussion and/or civil debate is how we all learn.

Keep in mind that I also once believed that both Houses of the Lord were inspired and necessary.

I blindly bought into the orthodox history of the church.

To my knowledge, I am the first person in recent years to begin pointing out these issues. But after reviewing my past research and documentation on this topic, I am now very open to the possibility that only one of these Houses was commanded to be built by the Lord. If this is the case, it explains several things.

More on that later.

Was Section 97 the Revelatory Justification for Building the Temple on the Hill ???

Years ago I debunked the falsehood that section 124 was the justification for the Nauvoo Temple that sits up on the hill. Joseph and the saints never believed or taught that at the time section 124 was given.

One of the many evidences of this is that even though construction on the Nauvoo Temple on the hill had already begun, the Lord makes the following statement in section 124

42 And I will show unto my servant Joseph all things pertaining to this house, and the priesthood thereof, and the place whereon it shall be built.

43 And ye shall build it on the place where you have contemplated building it, for that is the spot which I have chosen for you to build it.

As you can see, construction on the house of the Lord spoken of in 124 had not yet begun.

We know that construction on the Temple on the hill had begun.

On January 15 1841, before section 124 was received on January 19 1841, The First Presidency reported, “The Temple of the Lord is in the progress of erection.” (Times and Seasons,2 [15 Jan 1841]: 274.)

The fairy-tale that 124 was speaking about the temple on the hill emerged and took on a life of its own decades after the saints were rejected as a church with her dead (124: 32 ) and force to flee Nauvoo.

The Lord had promised the Saints that they would not be moved out of their place if they hearken to the voice of the Lord:

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.

Clearly the saints failed to repent, live the law of God and complete the Nauvoo Boarding House of the Lord.

An attentive reading of section 124 shows that the Nauvoo Boarding House of the Lord was a foundational theme with no distinct mention of the Temple on the hill.

Another reason we know that Section 124 does not command the Nauvoo Temple to be built is because the Nauvoo Temple committee, placed an article in the Times and Seasons, declaring section 97 to be the revelatory justification for the building of the Nauvoo Temple which sits higher up on the hill.

Below is a snippet from Volume 2 Number Seven of the Times and Season Page 295 under the date of February 1, 1841 which was apparently inserted by the temple committee:

“To show more fully the will of God concerning the house which is to be built, we make an extract from the book of Covenants, page 209, [section 97] which reads as follows:

10 Verily I say unto you, that it is my will that a house should be built unto me in the land of Zion, like unto the pattern which I have given you.

11Yea, let it be built speedily, by the tithing of my people.

12 Behold, this is the tithing and the sacrifice which I, the Lord, require at their hands, that there may be a house built unto me for the salvation of Zion—

13For a place of thanksgiving for all saints, and for a place of instruction for all those who are called to the work of the ministry in all their several callings and offices;

14That they may be perfected in the understanding of their ministry, in theory, in principle, and in doctrine, in all things pertaining to the kingdom of God on the earth..’

Now, I would candidly ask the Saints, and all who desire to do the will of God, will we lay hold with our mights to accomplish this mighty, this glorious work, and show by our works, that we, who enjoy the glorious privilege of living in these latter days, (in which God has begun his work to bring to pass the gathering of his elect,) are worthy of the high privileges which we enjoy, by coming up like men of God and sacrifice, and by our works show that we are such a people as the Lord would have gathered together, as described in the 50th Psalm which says:

“Gather my Saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice?”

Among the sacrifices which God requires at this time is the tithing for the building of this house.”

As you can see, the article in the Times and Seasons is specifically identifying section 97 which had been given nearly a decade earlier, as the revelation commanding the building of the Nauvoo Temple on the hill.

I am now going to challenge the above declaration of the temple committee. I am going to show that both sections 97 and 124 both referred to the boarding house of the Lord down by the river. There is no revelation that mandates the building of the Nauvoo Temple that sits up on the hill

Clearly, Joseph Smith and his contemporaries in Nauvoo believed that Section 97 was the revelatory justification for the Temple on the Hill and section 124 was the justification for the House of the Lord down in the valley, on the Banks of the Mississippi River. But I am challenging that!

When I first discovered these issues and discrepancies several years ago, I was so relieved to be vindicated in my speculation about section 124 exclusively pertaining to the boarding house of the Lord by the river, that I simply accepted the claim that section 97 was referring to the Nauvoo Temple on the hill.

After all, I have been brainwashed into thinking that Joseph was inspired to build the Temple on the hill.

However, after visiting this topic again with greater scrutiny, I am now considering the possibility that only one of these Houses of the Lord was ever commanded to be built by the Lord.

Interestingly, there are multiple reasons to believe that section 97 was also addressing the Boarding House of the Lord on the banks of the River.

In other words, section 97 was simply the preliminary sister revelation to section 124.

Let’s review a few of them by parsing through some of the verbiage in section 97 and 124 while looking for historical and prophetic clues that provide context.

One powerful reason to deduce that two houses of the Lord were not necessary in such close proximity is because section 124 never mentions any other house besides the boarding house of the Lord by the river. Indeed, the following passage makes every House of the Lord generic in that the Saints are “always commanded to build” a House of the Lord so that the “ordinance of my house” may be had, which includes anointings, washings, baptisms for the dead, solemn assemblies, memorials, sacrifices by the sons of Levi, holy conversations with the Lord, statutes, judgements, etc.

39 Therefore, verily I say unto you, that your anointings, and your washings, and your baptisms for the dead, and your solemn assemblies, and your memorials for your sacrifices by the sons of Levi, and for your oracles in your most holy places wherein you receive conversations, and your statutes and judgments, for the beginning of the revelations and foundation of Zion, and for the glory, honor, and endowment of all her municipals, are ordained by the ordinance of my holy house, which my people are always commanded to build unto my holy name.

40 And verily I say unto you, let this house be built unto my name, that I may reveal mine ordinances therein unto my people;

41 For I deign to reveal unto my church things which have been kept hid from before the foundation of the world, things that pertain to the dispensation of the fulness of times.

42 And I will show unto my servant Joseph all things pertaining to this house, and the priesthood thereof, and the place whereon it shall be built.

Here is a bullet point listing of what the Boarding House of the Lord by the river is to be used for, leaving a huge question as to why the Temple on the Hill would be necessary:

The Boarding House of the Lord was to be-

  • built unto the Lords name with the Lord’s name on it (22 & 56)
  • built in a designated place shown to Joseph Smith by Revelation (22 & 43)
  • a place for boarding “strangers”(Seed of Abraham) from afar (23)
  • a refuge of “health and safety” a “healthful habitation” (23-24)
  • a resting place for the weary traveler (60)
  • a place to contemplate the word of the Lord and the corner-stone (23)
  • holy place without pollution overseen by a “Governor” (24)
  • inhabited by the Lord who will “dwell” therein (24)
  • The solution for the dilemma that a house was not found on earth for the fulness of the priesthood to be restored (Kirtland Temple had been defiled (28)
  • a place with a baptismal font for the dead (29)
  • built within a “sufficient” time or result in the church being rejected with their dead (31-33)
  • a place where the keys of the holy priesthood are ordained with recipients receiving honor and glory (34)
  • a place where washings are performed (37)
  • a place where ordinances may be revealed that have been hid from the foundation of the church (38, 40, 41)
  • a place where the “ordinance of the Holy House” is performed to actuate anointings, washings, baptisms for the dead, solemn assemblies, memorials for the sacrifices by the sons of Levi, oracles in the most holy places where conversations are received, statutes and judgments for the beginning of the revelations and foundation of Zion and for the glory, honor and endowment of all her municipals. (39)
  • a place where the oath and covenant of the priesthood is made in the house (47)
  • a place, that will result in cursings, wrath, indignation and judgments if not built, or if built and defiled because of the follies and abominations of an apostate people (47)
  • a place where Joseph and “his house” are to “have a place herein from generation to generation.. for ever and ever” that blessing shall be put on the head of his posterity after him. (56-57)
  • a place where other specified people and their generations after them, may have a place in the house, subject to obedience and paying for stock. ie, Vinson Knight, Hyrum Smith, Isaac Galland, William Marks, Henry G. Sherwood, William Law, and others. Some with conditional promises and others with unconditional promises.
  • a place that the privilege of paying stock was limited to those who believed in the existing publications of the Book of Mormon and the Doctrine and Covenants as of 1841 which both taught a strict law of monogamy and strictly prohibited the practice of plural marriage and did not acknowledge the existence of a doctrine of exaltation predicated on a spiritual wife doctrine with a plurality of wives. The warning that anything more or less that what was taught in those canons of scripture “cometh of evil” and “shall be attended with cursings and not blessings” (119-120)
  • A quorum consisting of George Miller, Lyman Wight, John Snider and Peter Haws are to oversee the building of the House and the selling of stock for building it (62-63)

With that listing in mind, what purpose would the Nauvoo Temple on the hill serve??

What differentiates the Temple on the hill from the House of the Lord by the river?

I am unaware of any credible documentation that gives a definitive purpose of the temple on the hill which differentiates its existence from the House of the Lord down on the river.

Work of the Ministry

Something else that becomes quite revealing is the fact that both the House of the Lord mentioned in section 97 AND the one mentioned in section 124 are both for the
WORK OF THE MINISTRY!

Clearly, both revelations were addressing the boarding house of the Lord by the river

Section 97 Section 124
12 Behold, this is the tithing and the sacrifice which I, the Lord, require at their hands, that there may be a house built unto me for the salvation of Zion—

13 For a place of thanksgiving for all saints, and for a place of instruction for all those who are called to the work of the ministry in all their several callings and offices;

14 That they may be perfected in the understanding of their ministry, in theory, in principle, and in doctrine, in all things pertaining to the kingdom of God on the earth, the keys of which kingdom have been conferred upon you.

143 The above offices I have given unto you, and the keys thereof, for helps and for governments, for the work of the ministry and the perfecting of my saints.

144 And a commandment I give unto you, that you should fill all these offices and approve of those names which I have mentioned, or else disapprove of them at my general conference;

145 And that ye should prepare rooms for all these offices in my house when you build it unto my name, saith the Lord your God. Even so. Amen.

As you can see, section 97 and 124 are identifying the house of the Lord that is to be built in the land of Zion to be for the “work of the ministry“. Why does Nauvoo need two Houses for the work of the ministry?

I think the above passages demonstrate that section 97 was the preliminary revelation for the Boarding House of the Lord by the river while section 124 is the confirming revelation. Both were referencing the House of the Lord on the river. This is why the Lord said, “And again, verily I say unto you, I command you again to build a house to my name..” (124:55) The Lord was reiterating what he had already told them nearly a decade earlier.

Both Revelations reveal URGENCY in construction

Another thing to consider is that section 124 mandates URGENCY in building the House with the consequence of being rejected as a church if the project is not completed within the predetermined “SUFFICIENT TIME

Amazingly, Section 97 also mandates that the House be built SPEEDILY!

Is that just a coincidence?

I think not. The Lord knew way back when 97 was given that when it was built it would need to be built quickly.

The next comparison of similar passages speaks of keeping the House holy:

Do Not Suffer Any [unclean thing] [pollution]

Section 97 Section 124
15 And inasmuch as my people build a house unto me in the name of the Lord, and do not suffer any unclean thing to come into it, that it be not defiled, my glory shall rest upon it;

16 Yea, and my presence shall be there, for I will come into it, and all the pure in heart that shall come into it shall see God.

17 But if it be defiled I will not come into it, and my glory shall not be there; for I will not come into unholy temples.

24 This house shall be a healthful habitation if it be built unto my name, and if the governor which shall be appointed unto it shall not suffer any pollution to come upon it. It shall be holy, or the Lord your God will not dwell therein.

Both revelations are admonishing the saints to not suffer pollution or unclean things to defile the House.

Admittedly, this admonition applies to all Houses of the Lord and it was also given regarding the Kirtland Temple. Nevertheless, it is another similarity worth noting since that narrative is not contained in all revelations pertaining to building a house unto the Lord. Section 97 and 124 largely mirror each other.

Both Houses were to provide a dwelling place for the Lord

The next conundrum for those who think the Temple on the hill was justified is found in the passages below. Keep in mind the Lord made the following statement about the Boarding House of the Lord on the river AFTER the Temple on the hill had already been started.

28 “and build a house to my name, for the Most High to dwell therein.

For there is not a place found on earth that he may come to and restore again that which was lost unto you, or which he hath taken away, even the fulness of the priesthood.

29 For a baptismal font there is not upon the earth, that they, my saints, may be baptized for those who are dead—

30 For this ordinance belongeth to my house, and cannot be acceptable to me, only in the days of your poverty, wherein ye are not able to build a house unto me.

Clearly the Kirtland Temple had been defiled and was no longer an acceptable House for the Most High to dwell in and restore the fulness of the priesthood which had been lost.

But why does section 124 present the Boarding House of the Lord by the river as the answer to having a holy house for the Lord to dwell in and to restore the fulness of the priesthood if the Temple on the hill was further along in completion when the revelation was given?

Would it not have provided a place for the Lord to dwell and restore the priesthood had it truly been commanded to be built by the Lord??

Were both Houses necessary for Baptisms for the Dead?

And why is the Boarding House of the Lord the answer to having a place for the baptisms for the dead if the temple on the hill also would be used for that ordinance and was further along in construction?

By the way, since section 124 is referring to the Boarding House of the Lord by the river, where is the mandate given for Baptisms for the dead to be performed in the temple on the hill??

If section 97 really was the sole revelatory justification for the temple on the hill, why no mention of baptism for the dead?

Pure in Heart

Again we see a repeat of another theme having to do with the pure in heart, but why the need for two houses for the pure in heart?

Section 97 Section 124
16 Yea, and my presence shall be there, for I will come into it, and all the pure in heart that shall come into it shall see God. 54 For I am the Lord your God, and will save all those of your brethren who have been pure in heart, and have been slain in the land of Missouri, saith the Lord.

55 And again, verily I say unto you, I command you again to build a house to my name, even in this place, that you may prove yourselves unto me that ye are faithful in all things whatsoever I command you, that I may bless you, and crown you with honor, immortality, and eternal life.

The term “pure in heart” only shows up in six revelations in the D&C and among the revelations that speak of building a house of the Lord, it only shows up in Section 97 and 124. Hmmm

Again, this begs the question, why the need for two Houses located just blocks away from each other, for
the pure in heart
to prove themselves and see God?

One would think that if two huge structures needed to be built during stressful times with a limited window of time to complete them, that revelatory clarity would have been given as to why two houses needed to be built and what differentiates them in purpose.

The nations of the earth

Another parallel theme in both revelations has to do with the “nations of the earth”.

97 124
18 And, now, behold, if Zion do these things she shall prosper, and spread herself and become very glorious, very great, and very terrible.

19 And the nations of the earth shall honor her, and shall say: Surely Zion is the city of our God, and surely Zion cannot fall, neither be moved out of her place, for God is there, and the hand of the Lord is there;

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.

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.

Next to a Pure Stream?

Another reason why it appears as if section 97 is referring to the Boarding House of the Lord on the river is because 97 metaphorically (and probably literally) implies that the House of the Lord would sit next to a pure stream to yield precious fruit:

9 For I, the Lord, will cause them to bring forth as a very fruitful tree which is planted in a goodly land, by a pure stream, that yieldeth much precious fruit.

10 Verily I say unto you, that it is my will that a house should be built unto me in the land of Zion, like unto the pattern which I have given you.

Which house of the Lord meets the above description?

As you can see, the Boarding House of the Lord is on the banks of the river while the Temple on the hill is not.

There are other reasons to believe that Section 97 and 124 are speaking of the same temple.

It is probably not a coincidence that they both address multiple parallel themes, some of which are not found in any other revelations.

The Pure in Heart to See and Converse
with Christ’s Presence

One parallel theme has to do with Christ’s presence being in the temple so that the pure in heart can see and commune with him and receive conversations

D&C 97 D&C 124
15 And inasmuch as my people build a house unto me in the name of the Lord, and do not suffer any unclean thing to come into it, that it be not defiled, my glory shall rest upon it;

16 Yea, and my presence shall be there, for I will come into it, and all the pure in heart that shall come into it shall see God.

17 But if it be defiled I will not come into it, and my glory shall not be there; for I will not come into unholy temples.

24 This house shall be a healthful habitation if it be built unto my name, and if the governor which shall be appointed unto it shall not suffer any pollution to come upon it. It shall be holy, or the Lord your God will not dwell therein…

39 for your oracles in your most holy places wherein you receive conversations

Moved out of their Place

Notice similar wording and topic of the saints being “moved out of their place“, showing up in both section 124 and section 97

D&C 97 D&C 124
17 But if it be defiled I will not come into it, and my glory shall not be there; for I will not come into unholy temples.

18 And, now, behold, if Zion do these things she shall prosper, and spread herself and become very glorious, very great, and very terrible.

19 And the nations of the earth shall honor her, and shall say: Surely Zion is the city of our God, and surely Zion cannot fall, neither be moved out of her place, for God is there, and the hand of the Lord is there;

44 If ye labor with all your might, I will consecrate that spot that it shall be made holy.

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.

The term “moved out of her place” clearly links the House of the Lord narrative in section 97 with the House of the Lord narrative in section 124!

The first, failed attempt in building the Nauvoo Boarding House of the Lord resulted in the saints getting moved out of their place, but when the house is completed in the 3rd watch, the saints will not be moved out of their place.

The House in the Land of Zion was to be
financed by the Law of Consecration

Just prior to the saints migrating to Nauvoo, the Lord gave a revelation while the saints were in Far West, explaining how temples in Zion was to be financed. In it the Lord declared that the law of “tithing” (consecration) would be the means of “the building of mine house”. The Lord also revealed that it would be through this law of tithing (consecration) that the land of Zion would be “sanctified”.

1 Verily, thus saith the Lord, I require all their surplus property to be put into the hands of the bishop of my church in Zion,

2 For the building of mine house, and for the laying of the foundation of Zion and for the priesthood, and for the debts of the Presidency of my Church.

3 And this shall be the beginning of the tithing of my people.

4 And after that, those who have thus been tithed shall pay one-tenth of all their interest annually; and this shall be a standing law unto them forever, for my holy priesthood, saith the Lord.

5 Verily I say unto you, it shall come to pass that all those who gather unto the land of Zion shall be tithed of their surplus properties, and shall observe this law, or they shall not be found worthy to abide among you.

6 And I say unto you, if my people observe not this law, to keep it holy, and by this law sanctify the land of Zion unto me, that my statutes and my judgments may be kept thereon, that it may be most holy, behold, verily I say unto you, it shall not be a land of Zion unto you.

7 And this shall be an ensample unto all the stakes of Zion. Even so. Amen. (Section 119)

The above revelation is completely consistent with the following passage in section 97

“Yea, let it be built speedily, by the tithing of my people.” (D&C 97:11)

Neither the building of the Boarding House of the Lord by the river or the Temple on the hill met this requirement. We have previously demonstrated that “tithing” means “consecration” in modern revelation.

Since the saints chose not live the law of consecration in Nauvoo, neither house was being built by the tithing of God’s people.

The prophet did implement a work schedule for the temple on the hill based on each man working every tenth day, however it is obvious from reading the above passages that the Lord was referring to the law of consecration, not a ten day work schedule.

It appears as if the one major reason why the saints failed in their attempts to build a House of the Lord, is because they did not implement the law of consecration in Nauvoo.

Less than a year after section 119 was given, when the Saints were establishing Nauvoo, Joseph Smith declared before a High Council on March 6 1840 that “The law of consecration could not be kept here, and that it was the will of the Lord that we should desist from trying to keep it; and if persisted in, it would produce a perfect defeat of its object..”

Regardless of whether Joseph Smith was inspired when he declared that, it makes the proper completion of either edifice impossible according to the commandments of the Lord.


6 March 1840 • Friday560

561<​6​> Attended the meeting of the High Council of Iowa, at brother Elijah Fordham‘s Montrose, Extracts from the Minutes of the Council.

“President Joseph Smith Junr. addressed the Council on various subjects, and in particular, the Consecration law; stating that the affair now before Congress, was the only thing that ought to interest the Saints at present. and till it was ascertained how it would terminate, no person ought to be brought to account before the constituted authorities of the Church for any offence whatever, and was determined that no man should be brought before the Council in Nauvoo, till that time &c &c that the law of consecration could not be kept here, and that it was the will of the Lord that we should desist from trying to keep it, and if persisted in, it would produce a perfect defeat of its object, and that he assumed the whole responsibility of not keeping it until proposed by himself. [HC 4:93] He requested every exertion to be made to forward affidavits to Washington, and also letters to Members of Congress, the following votes were then passed. 1st. That this Council will coincide with Prest. Joseph Smith Junr.’s decision concerning the Consecration Law, on the principle of it being the will of the Lord, and of Prest. Smith’s taking the responsibility on himself. 2nd. That a Committee of three be appointed consisting of Wheeler BaldwinLyman Wight— and Abra[ha]m O. Smoot to obtain Affidavits and other documents to be forwarded to the City of Washington. 3rd. That the Clerk of this Council be directed to inform Judge [Elias] Higbee, that it is the wish of this Council that he should not upon any consideration, consent to accept of any thing of Congress short of our just rights and demands for our losses and damages in Missouri. REF

He repeated this directive again on March 30, 1841:

Joseph said that an Equality would Not answer for he says if we were equal in property at present in six months we would be worse than Ever for there is too many Dishonest men amongst us who has more injenity to threat the Rest &cREF

In light of the commandments of the Lord regarding how the building of the House of the Lord should be conducted, as well as how the Land of Zion must be sanctified by living consecration, it appears as if Joseph may have acted from his personal judgment rather than conforming to revelation

Another possibility is simply that the saints were unworthy to live the principle and God had revealed that to Joseph. .Or possibly he simply realized that God wanted him to deliver the saints over to Satan.

Many other passages in the D&C warn that “if the saints are not ONE, they are not mine” (38:27)

The Lord had also warned that if the saints were not equal in their temporal things, the spirit would be withheld:

“in your temporal things you shall be equal, and this not grudgingly, otherwise the abundance of the manifestations of the Spirit shall be withheld.”

Section 85:3 states that only those who have consecrated may have their names enrolled with the people of God

3  It is contrary to the will and commandment of God that those who receive not their inheritance by consecration, agreeable to his law, which he has given, that he may tithe [consecrate] his people, to prepare them against the day of vengeance and burning, should have their names enrolled with the people of God.

Interestingly, neither of the houses of the Lord in Nauvoo met the above requirement because Joseph decided that the law of consecration could not be lived at that time in Nauvoo

Because of the numerous admonitions to live consecration along with the many consequences given for not living it, it is difficult to believe that Joseph’s decision was endorsed by the Lord unless he was knowingly delivering God’s apostate people over to Satan as was prophesied of in one of the very first revelations.

One red flag is that Joseph did not produce a revelation from the Lord absolving the saints from the commandment to live consecration. Joseph’s concession to take full responsibility for the decision to not consecrate in Nauvoo was given in leu of a revelation from the Lord telling them not to consecrate in Nauvoo.

This appears to be another area wherein we can see the effects of the atonement offering intercession and the covering over the eyes of the Lord’s Seer.

The parable of the Redemption of Zion

Another strong reason to question the credibility of the Temple on the Hill, is that the parable of the redemption of Zion in section 101 and 103 only speaks of the Saints building one tower (One House of the Lord).

And now I will show you may know my will concerning the redemption of Zion.

44 A certain nobleman had a spot of land, very choice; and he said unto his servants: Go ye unto my vineyard, even upon this very choice piece of land, and plant twelve olive trees;

45 And set watchmen round about them, and build a tower, that one may overlook the land round about, to be a watchman upon the tower, that mine olive trees may not be broken down when the enemy shall come to spoil and take upon themselves the fruit of my vineyard.

Only one tower is mentioned in the entire parable. Just one house of the Lord was being built.

Few people realize that Joseph Smith actually gave a discourse in Nauvoo on July 1840 about the parable of the redemption of Zion. This sermon was given prior to section 124 which was given on January 19 1841.

We shall build the Zion of the Lord in peace untill the servants of that Lord shall begin to lay the found[a]tion of a great and high watch Tower and then shall they begin to say within themselves what need hath my Lord of this tower seeing this is a time of peace &c—9

Then the Enemy shall come as a thief in the night and [one blank line] scatter the servants abroad…

IN the discourse, Joseph essentially prophesied to the saints that their first attempt to build the Temple on the hill would fail. How strange is that? Joseph was commanding the saints to build a temple and at the same time he was prophesying that they would fail in their attempt?!?!

Clearly, Joseph was motivated to build the Nauvoo temple that is located up on the hill because he assumed that it needed to be built to bring to pass the first part of the redemption of Zion according to the parable in 101.

Again, according to his discourse, the justification for building the Temple was simply the parable contained in sections 101 and 103 . But it appears as if he may have gotten a little ahead of himself. He should have waited for a directive from the Lord to build a house of the Lord once they got to Nauvoo.

He ended the discourse by saying

Now brethren I obligate myself to build as great a temple as ever solomon did if the church will back me up

Hmm. I suspect that some might suggest that the declaration smacks of personal pride and aggrandizement rather than to humbly obey the commandment of the Lord. The above declaration fits nicely with another boast he made in Nauvoo

“I have more to boast of, than ever any man had. I am the only man that has ever been able to keep a whole church together since the days of Adam. … Neither Paul, John, Peter nor Jesus ever did it. I boast that no man ever did such work as I. The followers of Jesus ran away from him; but the Latter-day Saints never ran away from me yet” (“History of the Church,” 6:408-409).

Joseph must have been somewhat shocked and confused when shortly after his discourse and the beginning of the construction of the Temple, the Lord gave the revelation contained in section 124 which seemingly commanded the building of a competing house of the Lord. The confusion would take place since the building of two structures is not contained in the parable or any other scriptures.

And yet section 124 placed great urgency upon building the Nauvoo Boarding House of the Lord, so it could not be put on the backburner.

Hence, Joseph began bundling the importance of both structures together:

“.. If the Temple and Nauvoo house are not finished you must run away..”

“The building of N. House is just as sacred in my view as the Temple. I want the Nauvoo House built it must be built, our salvation depends upon it.”

“When men have done what they can or will for the temple, let them do what they can for the Nauvoo House. We never can accomplish our work at the expense of another”

“the banks are failing & it is the privilege to say what a currency we want. gold & silver to build the Temple & Nauvoo house.”

“if we did not build the temple & Nauvoo house it would proove the ruin of the place that if we did not build those buildings we might as well leave the place & that it was as necessary to build one as the other..”

The Twelve Apostles were mirroring the narrative. Here is what the Twelve said in one of their epistles:

“and the first great object before us, and the Saints generally, is to help forward the completion of the Temple and the Nauvoo House—buildings which are now in progress according to the revelations, and which must be completed to secure the salvation of the Church in the last days;

for God requires of His Saints to build Him a house wherein his servants may be instructed, and endowed with power from on high, to prepare them to go forth among the nations, and proclaim the fullness of the Gospel for the last time, and bind up the law, and seal up the testimony, leaving this generation without excuse, and the earth prepared for the judgments which will follow.

In this house all the ordinances will be made manifest, and many things will be shown forth, which have been hid from generation to generation.”

“The foundations of this house, and also of the Temple, are laid; and the walls of the basement stories of each nearly completed; and the finishing of the whole is depending on the exertions of the Saints…”

It is evident that confusion existed in the fact that the saints were endeavoring to build two houses even though the parable Joseph used to justify the Temple on the hill only mentioned one House of the Lord.

To summarize some of the observations that suggest that sections 97 and 124 were both addressing the House of the Lord by the river:

  1. The Nauvoo Boarding House of the Lord was constructed to provide all of the needs that any House of the Lord can provide leaving no valid reason for the Temple on the Hill.
  2. Both sections speak of the pure in heart seeing God and receiving conversations within House
  3. Both sections address the topic of the saints being moved out of their place the first attempt and not being moved out of their place upon the second attempt.
  4. Both section 97 and 124 speak of the house of the Lord for the WORK OF THE MINISTRY
  5. Section 97 mandates the house be built speedily section 124 mandates it be completed within a sufficient time or saints will be rejected as a church with their dead
  6. Both command the saints to not pollute the House
  7. Both revelations speak of how the house pertains to the “pure in heart
  8. Both revelations speak of how the House pertains to the “Nations of the earth”
  9. Section 97 suggests the House will be by a pure stream
  10. Both section suggest the need for the temple so that God’s presence may dwell therein

So why is it important to understand the true relationship of the two Houses of the Lord that the saints in Nauvoo failed to complete?

Because you cannot truly understand the depth of the apostasy of the latter day church unless you understand how and when the Lord rejected the church with their dead.

The is one of the most horrifying yet revealing parts of section 124. The Lord warned the saints that if they did not complete the construction of the Nauvoo Boarding House of the Lord on the river, they would be rejected as a church with their dead:

31 But I command you, all ye my saints, to build a house unto me; and I grant unto you a sufficient time to build a house unto me; and during this time your baptisms shall be acceptable unto me.

32 But behold, at the end of this appointment your baptisms for your dead shall not be acceptable unto me; and if you do not these things at the end of the appointment ye shall be rejected as a church, with your dead, saith the Lord your God.Now let us review one of the most revealing prophetic warnings that the saints got from the Lord:

Every truthful historian will validate the fact that neither temple was completed during Joseph’s lifetime.

Lyman Wights was convinced that the saints had been rejected as a 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

There is an overwhelming amount of evidence to demonstrate that the saints were in apostasy during the Nauvoo era and that they were rejected as a church with their dead.

After relocating to Nauvoo, Joseph Smith made the following observation:

“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.)

Truly, the literal fulfillment of the prophecy in Isaiah 24 had found its culmination in the history of the latter day saints::

5 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. Isaiah 24 see also section 1)

For the proper context of what was happening in Nauvoo, we need to review the warning that God gave the church before it was even formally organized:

And now if this generation do harden their hearts against my word, behold I WILL DELIVER THEM UP UNTO SATAN

The original doctrine and Covenants Commentary by Smith and Sjodahl defines the term Great and Abominable Church of the Devil:

A church which has discarded the principles of Church governments established by our Lord and adopted those of Lucifer” (page 202 )

Is it possible that God used his intercessory servant to deliver His apostate people over to Satan for a little season as they were being rejected as a church with their dead because of their rejection of the fulness of the gospel?

Is it possible that the two houses of the Lord represented to the two paths that were being offered during the dark days of Nauvoo?

Is it a coincidence that the Nauvoo Temple on the hill and others built in the likeness thereof since, displays worshipful occult signs and graven images on it that the Lord has commanded his people to not make?

Recent noteworthy podcasts videos and blog posts

Civil War?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUXm2kxLznI&feature=emb_logo

Canada supports the great reset

https://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message4593000/pg1

Hammer software election fraud in real time

https://rumble.com/vayudc-hammer-software-fraud-in-real-time.html

Dr. Anthony Fauci: Americans Must ‘Do What You’re Told’ Despite ‘Independent Spirit’

https://davidicke.com/2020/11/16/dr-anthony-fauci-americans-must-do-what-youre-told-despite-independent-spirit/

U.S. military seizes Scytl servers tied to election fraud — Soros and Gates own stock in company, reports claim

https://www.intellihub.com/u-s-military-seizes-scytl-servers-tied-to-election-fraud-soros-and-gates-own-stock-in-company-reports-claim/

Exhibit 1

https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.miwd.99598/gov.uscourts.miwd.99598.1.2.pdf

Instant karma for spitting on Trump Flag

https://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message4592435/pg1

Drop that blade!

https://streamable.com/ovcxm7

HOW MUCH PR00F DO YOU NEED?

https://brandnewtube.com/watch/how-much-pr00f-do-you-need_tyqLMAH4rolcZCo.html

The Pandemic was planned with purpose

https://principia-scientific.com/proof-that-the-pandemic-was-planned-with-purpose/

Kate Dalley Podcast

http://katedalleyradio.com/listen/listen-2/

Jason Christoff breaking the Covid deception

https://soundcloud.com/user-50904611/podcast-53-jason-christoff-breaking-covid-deception-and-goverment-corruption

Lou Dobbs and Rudy Giuliani

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHiy-61rg0A

Proof of Fraud Attorney Dave Kallman

https://rumble.com/vb01cb-wide-spread-fraud-in-michigan-on-election-day-dave-kallman.html

Very Presidential Thomas Jefferson

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2gFNaTdnw8uvbv3PE2fWZu


“I am going to expose everyone of them.. i’m going to release the Kraken..”

November 14, 2020

Portions of the transcript from the above video

“.. we have staggering statistical evidence we have staggering testimony from witnesses including one who was personally in briefings when all of this was discussed and planned beginning with hugo chavez and how it was designed there and then saw it happening in this country as soon as the state shut down on election night and stopped counting those are the states where the most egregious problems occurred we also need to look at and we’re beginning to collect evidence on the financial interests of some of the governors and secretaries of state who actually bought into the dominion systems surprisingly enough hunter biden type graft to line their own pockets by getting a voting machine in that would either make sure their election was successful or they got money for their family from it ..”

“..president trump won this election in a landslide it’s going to be irrefutable and we are patriots are coming forward all every day all day faster than we can collect their information with the t testimony they’re willing to give under oath about how their votes were stolen and how the machines operated they were updated the night of the election sometimes after the election we’ve got statistical evidence that shows hundreds of thousands of votes being just put in and replicated it’s going to be there needs to be a massive criminal investigation and it’s going to affect millions of voters in elections with these allegations these charges..”

“..we are on the precipice of this is essentially a new american revolution and anybody who wants this country to remain free needs to step up right now these are federal felonies altering a vote or changing a ballot is a federal felony people need to come forward now and get on the right side of this issue and report the fraud they know existed in dominion voting systems because that’s what it was created to do it was its sole original purpose it has been used all over the world to defy the will of people who wanted freedom ..”

” it’s been uh organized and conducted with the help of silicon valley people the the big tech companies the social media companies and even the media companies and i’m going to release the Kraken..”

“.. well good because this is uh this is this is an extraordinary and uh and such a dangerous moment in our history uh i really am very concerned uh for the country i am very concerned for all americans I and i have a feeling that most democrats are first americans and not democrats they have to be as alarmed as any one of us..”

“..it is indeed a very foul mess is farther and wider and deeper than we ever thought but we are going to go after it and i am going to expose every one of them..”



“His hands shall also finish it..” Part 1

November 9, 2020

In section 101 the Lord gives the parable of the redemption of Zion and then declares that he had “established the Constitution of the land by the hands of wise men…” and he likened “the children of Zion unto the parable of the woman and the unjust judge

According to the narrative, the children of Zion were to petition at the feet of the feet of the judge, then the governor, then the president.

The final result would be the Lord coming forth out of his hiding place to vex the nation-

“And if the president heed them not, then will the Lord arise and come forth out of his hiding place, and in his fury vex the nation;

And in his hot displeasure, and in his fierce anger, in his time, will cut off those wicked, unfaithful, and unjust stewards, and appoint them their portion among hypocrites, and unbelievers;”

Interestingly, the term “hot displeasure” was added to JST Genesis 7:41 relating to the floods that God would send upon the wicked.

But behold, they are without affection, and they hate their own blood; and the fire of mine indignation is kindled against them; and in my hot displeasure will I send in the floods upon them; for my fierce anger is kindled against them.

This would indicate a typological pattern which relates the wrath of God destroying the wicked by water anciently with the destroying of the wicked by fire in the end times.

Was the Petition Adequately Made?

I have often wondered if in fact Joseph Smith and his brethren still needed to petition the judge, governor and president once they return in the third watch, or if in fact the petitions that have already been made during his first ministry have already sealed the deal with an intercessory time lapse in-between the petition and God’s hot displeasure.

Either way, we have the more sure word of prophecy that when the Lord chooses to vex this nation, the Lord will cut off the wicked leaders of the nation that refused to respond favorably to the petition of God’s servants.

The REPORT
thereof shall VEX all people

Now let’s connect a few dots with the keyword “VEX”.

As previously explained, Section 97 of the Doctrine and Covenants was originally given at the same time that Section 94 was given. The two were arguably given in the same revelation, although 97 was actually the first part of the revelation. The date of Section 97 was inaccurately recorded in the Doctrine and Covenants until a few years ago when it was corrected in online versions.

Section 97 contains the commandment to build a “house(temple) in the land of Zion.

At the time this revelation was given, it was probably assumed by the saints that this particular House was to be built in Independence, Jackson
County Missouri
, which is located in the center place of the land of Zion. However, it would eventually be revealed, a decade later, that this particular House was to be built in Nauvoo Illinois which would be designated as the cornerstone of the land of Zion.


Interestingly, the dimensions of the above area represent the same dimensions given in the Book of Revelation.

Section 97 associates the building of this house with the time that God shall VEX ALL PEOPLE.

22 For behold, and lo, vengeance cometh speedily upon the ungodly as the whirlwind; and who shall escape it?
23 The Lord’s scourge shall pass over by night and by day, and THE REPORT THEREOF shall VEX
all people; yea, it shall not be stayed until the Lord come;
24 For the indignation of the Lord is kindled against their abominations and all their wicked works.

Hold the phone!

Before you make some assumptions about what the above passage is speaking about, let me suggest that you do not superimpose the “desolating sickness” narrative from Section 45 or other “scourge” narratives over the above passages.

The desolating sickness narrative in 45 takes place AFTER God’s elect have been gathered to stand in holy geographical places.

The above passages are speaking about a preliminary global scourge that takes place before the gathering and then continues after the gathering begins.

A dear friend of mine recently pointed something out to me that I had not previously noticed about the above passages.

Regarding the passages in Section 97, It is not the “scourge” of a desolating sickness that VEXES ALL PEOPLE, at this particular time, it is the REPORT of the Lord’s scourge that vexes all people.

One of the definitions of
REPORT
in the 1828 Websters has to do with an incorrect rumor that is circulated which is not deserving of credit.

2. Rumor; common fame; story circulated. report though often originating in fact, soon becomes incorrect, and is seldom deserving of credit. When we have no evidence but popular report it is prudent to suspend our opinions in regard to the facts.

Is this not the case with the Corona Virus?

Is it not used as a pretext by wicked governments and politicians to oppress people and put them in bondage??

Is it not the FALSE REPORT circulating about Covid-19 as well as the false reports given by the PSR technology which is not supposed to be a diagnostic device or about the necessity and reliability of the vaccines that are about to be administered?

It has now become public knowledge to all of those that have done their due diligence that Covid-19 is not serious enough to shut down the economy and lock down God’s people.

The numbers have been skewed and inflated.

The PSR tests are a scam.

Nevertheless, the false REPORT being promoted and circulated by medical and government officials provides the pretext in which government overreach justifies oppressing the masses. Virtually ALL PEOPLE are being put into varying degrees of physical and social bondage which is getting worse with each wave of this REPORT!

Interestingly the biblical use of the word “scourge” often has reference to God’s use of wicked rulers to scourge and oppress His people because of their sins and abominations. This is what Calvin says about this:

“…a wicked prince is the Lord’s scourge to punish the sins of the people, ..”

God sometimes uses wicked leaders to scourge and curse his people for their sins.

I am of the belief that the Covid Conspiracy is a direct result of our sins and our failure to obey the laws of God.

While it is true that the saints in Nauvoo were scourged and cursed at the time that they attempted to build the House of the Lord, and had to flee from Nauvoo because of their transgressions, the above passage probably has it’s literal fulfillment in the 3rd watch.

The question is, whether the petition mentioned in the parable in Section 101 to the President of the United States needs to take place again in the 3rd watch, or if in fact the petition that Joseph Smith made to the President of the United States was acceptable to God in actuating his promise to vex the nation:

The Prophet Joseph Smith went to Washington to meet with Congress and the president of the United States regarding the Saints’ plea for redress and restoration of their rights. After Joseph addressed President Martin Van Buren (pictured below), the president said, “What can I do? I can do nothing for you, -if I do anything, I shall come in contact with the whole State of Missouri.” (Library of Congress.)

All of the oppression, stress and drama that our nation is currently experiencing may just blow over, however, there are numerous events and signs that seem to be suggesting that this current scourge is just beginning and will continue to grow. The elect of God will only be delivered from it through divine intervention.

It appears as if the perfect prophetic storm is arising, particularly if this election produces a “president elect“.

Coincidentally there are reports of Chinese troops on the border of Canada and the US as well as a relationship between Mexico and China regarding troops.

We are now seeing additional lockdowns due to more waves of the Covid-19 scam-demic with “soaring” numbers of “cases” verified by the false PSR testing technology. Three countries are now in the process of implementing mandatory covid -19 camps.

The Lord will Come out of His “Hiding Place”

A keyword search on hiding place reminds us of the following in section 123 wherein Joseph admonished his brethren to form a committee to gather up statements and affidavits to be published to the world and also presented to the heads of government in order to call forth the promise of God to come forth out of His hiding place:

4 And perhaps a committee can be appointed to find out these things, and to take statements and affidavits; and also to gather up the libelous publications that are afloat;

5 And all that are in the magazines, and in the encyclopedias, and all the libelous histories that are published, and are writing, and by whom, and present the whole concatenation of diabolical rascality and nefarious and murderous impositions that have been practised upon this people—

6 That we may not only publish to all the world, but present them to the heads of government in all their dark and hellish hue, as the last effort which is enjoined on us by our Heavenly Father, before we can fully and completely claim that promise which shall call him forth from his hiding place; and also that the whole nation may be left without excuse before he can send forth the power of his mighty arm.

Notice that the calling forth of the Lord from His hiding place is directly associated with the power of His “mighty arm” which has reference to God’s Davidic servant going forth in power.

My Trip to Nauvoo

In the midst of these mounting tensions, I have had a growing desire to make a pilgrimage to Nauvoo/

So I did.

Having just recently returned, I thought I would share a few thoughts that I have had during the adventure. I believe the ancient and modern prophecies relating to Nauvoo may interrelate with what our nation is currently experiencing relative to end times prophecy and the gathering. They may even prophetically intertwine with the outcome of the election and its aftermath

Huge Catholic Influence

One of the first things I noticed upon my arrival in Nauvoo is the huge Catholic demographic in Nauvoo. I saw these signs at a huge number of homes placed by Catholic residents.

It is interesting to me that Catholics have migrated to Nauvoo over the years in such high numbers and that they desire to publicize their presence. I suspect these signs are in other communities. The verbiage seems off for Catholics. I don’t think it would have been used two decades ago.

It is remarkable how Catholics have been attracted to Nauvoo.

I have previously blogged about how Brigham Young tried to sell the Nauvoo Temple to the Catholic Church which seems rather bizarre to me

Ancient Burial Mounds

The first notable place I visited was the ancient burial grounds just north of Nauvoo, on the same side of the Mississippi River, which very few members of the LDS church know about.

Some people link these to the Hopewell, Mound builder civilizations.

These burial grounds are not to be confused with:

  • the archeological dig for the ancient city of Zarahemla across the river
  • the location south of Nauvoo where the Kinderhook places were discovered
  • the Zelph’s mound in Illinois
  • the Enon mound in Ohio

A state archaeologist came to Nauvoo, identified the mounds as Hopewell Indian burial sites and placed protective archaeological signs around them.

According to Jenny Curlee the State of Illinois had certified the largest mounds back in the 1970s, but since they were on private property they did not have any other contact through the years, and they were not kept up or taken care of until the Curlees purchased the land and called the State ourselves to come and oversee how they were protecting them.

The State of Illinois then gave the Curlees official signs/markers to place throughout the area. They also helped them to apply for “cemetery status” so that the mounds would be further protected and exempt from real estate taxes.

The mounds are like “grave stone markers” that we use today. Hopewell people build mounds over their dead. It was a sacred place for them. https://bookofmormonevidence.org/sacred-nauvoo-mounds/

I enjoy visiting these mounds because there is a very peaceful and sacred feeling about them.

The Gathering Begins at the Cornerstone of Zion

Nauvoo, was designated by the Lord as the Cornerstone of the land of Zion, (124:2). Independence Mo had previously been designated as the center place of Zion. (57:3)

Nauvoo is the Hiding Place Spoken of by Isaiah

The next place I visited which is another one of my favorite historical and prophetic landmarks in Nauvoo, is the House of the Lord that is referred to as the “Boarding House” in section 124.

The Lord has revealed that a proclamation shall go forth from Nauvoo (vs 7) and shall be made to all of the kings of the world and other elected officials when it is the “set time” to “favor Zion”. (vs 6)

All of this takes place when the “day of visitation” (vs 10) cometh speedily necessitating a refuge for the safety of God’s people. (vs 10)

In previous posts we have observed that Hyrum Smith became a co-president of the church in January of 1841 and in July of 1843, Hyrum became the sole President of the Church when Joseph resigned, stating that “Hyrum held the office of prophet to the church by birth-right & he was going to have a reformation and the saints must regard Hyrum for he has authority..” Clayton Diary July 16, 1843

Joseph “Said he would not prophecy any more.–Hyrum should be the prophet–” (Mentioned in Letter of Williard Richards)

Once Hyrum Smith became a president of the church, he became much more authoritative and vocal. On October 31st 1841 he chastised the elders of the church for neglecting the House of the Lord.

He called upon all to gather to Nauvoo and to not linger in Kirtland. He noted the Kirtland would one day be built up again, but not until after the establishment of Nauvoo.

He elaborated on Isaiah 26 and identified Nauvoo as the place where the dead would be redeemed and how Nauvoo would be the place of refuge for God’s people during the day of visitation.

He ended his warning by saying “thus sayeth the Lord”.

<​October 31​> and as to the designs of the leading members of that branch relative to the printing press, and the ordaining of Elders, and sending out Elders to beg for the poor, are not according to the will of God; and in these things they shall not prosper,

for they have neglected the House of the Lord, the Baptismal Font, in this place, wherein their dead may be redeemed, and the key of knowledge that unfolds the dispensation of the fullness of times may be turned, and the [HC 4:443] mysteries of God be unfolded, upon which their salvation and the salvation of the world and the redemption of their dead depends,

for “thus Saith the Lord,” “there shall not be a general Assembly for a general conference assembled together until the House of the Lord shall be finished, and the Baptismal Font, and if we are not diligent the church shall be rejected, and their dead also,” “Saith the Lord,”

therefore, dear Brethren, any proceedings otherwise than to put forth their hands with their might to do this <​work​>, is not according to the will of God, and shall not prosper; therefore tarry not in any place whatever, but come forth unto this place from all the world, until it is filled up, and polished, and sanctified according to my word, saith the Lord, come ye forth from the ends of the Earth, that I may hide you from mine indignation that shall scourge the wicked, and then I will send forth and build up Kirtland, and it shall be polished and refined according to my word; therefore, your doings and your organizations and designs in printing, or any of your Councils, are not of me, saith the Lord. even so, Amen. Hyrum Smith— Patriarch for the whole Church.”

Notice how Hyrum identifies himself as the Patriarch OVER THE WHOLE CHURCH.

Compare the prophetic warning of Hyrum Smith above to the prophecy in Isaiah 26

Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.

For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.

It is remarkable to realize that Nauvoo, the cornerstone of Zion is where the end times gathering begins which will hide up the elect while the Lord punishes the inhabitants of the earth. Following that, all of the land of Zion will eventually be filled up,

In previous blog posts we have discussed how people will be returning from the dead into mortality before they have reached their final resurrected states. The passage just before the above two verses validates this and associates Nauvoo with the redemption of the dead.

Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.

This no doubt interrelates to Josephs obsession with baptisms for the dead in the land of Nauvoo and other places.

It appears that AFTER people begin returning from the dead, they will still need to gather into the chambers while the indignation of the Lord punishes the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity.

The Nauvoo Boarding House
(The House of the Lord by the River)

The above picture is what the location of the boarding house looks like today. It is what Emma’s second husband, Luis Bidamon built after the death of Joseph and Hyrum Smith. He converted it into a residential home and named it the “Riverside Mansion“.

Nevertheless, you can still see a remnant of the original foundation that was laid during Joseph Smith’s ministry.

The revelation commands several people to oversee the building of “a house to my name“, also referred to as a “house for boarding“:

22 Let my servant George, and my servant Lyman, and my servant John Snider, and others, build a house unto my name, such a one as my servant Joseph shall show unto them, upon the place which he shall show unto them also.

23 And it shall be for a house for boarding, a house that strangers may come from afar to lodge therein; therefore let it be a good house, worthy of all acceptation, that the weary traveler may find health and safety while he shall contemplate the word of the Lord; and the cornerstone I have appointed for Zion.

24 This house shall be a healthful habitation it is to be built unto my name, and if the governor which shall be appointed unto it shall not suffer any pollution to come upon it. It shall be holy, or the Lord your God will not dwell therein.

Note that the Lord will personally dwell in this boarding house if it is kept holy.

The orthodox history of the church seems to minimize and marginalize the significance and sacredness of this structure in comparison with the other House of the Lord higher up on the hill in Nauvoo that is commonly referred to as the “Nauvoo Temple“.

Note also that Joseph and his posterity will also dwell in the Nauvoo Boarding House of the Lord

“And now I say unto you, as pertaining to my boarding house which I have commanded you to build for the boarding of strangers, let it be built unto my name, and let my name be named upon it, and let my servant Joseph and his house have place therein, from generation to generation.

For this anointing have I put upon his head, that his blessing shall also be put upon the head of his posterity after him.

And as I said unto Abraham concerning the kindreds of the earth, even so I say unto my servant Joseph: In thee and in thy seed shall the kindred of the earth be blessed.

Therefore, let my servant Joseph and his seed after him have place in that house, from generation to generation, forever and ever, saith the Lord”.

For the purposes of this series, I shall differentiate the Nauvoo Temple from the Nauvoo Boarding House by referring to the “Temple
on the hill” and the “House of the Lord by the river

Why the Need for Two Houses of the Lord?

One of the conundrums about the history of the LDS restoration during the Nauvoo era is why two separate and distinct houses of the Lord would need to be built in the same city within a matter of blocks of each other. With no revelation acknowledging the legitimacy of both houses.

Strangely the Temple on the hill (pictured above) has captured the attention of the Latter day Saints while the prominence of the House of the Lord by the river has become greatly obscured.

The above picture illustrates what the finished Nauvoo temple on the hill was to look like and what the replica that has since been built by the modern church looks like today.

We know that the construction of both Houses of the Lord were both started but never finished.

On April 6, 1841, the cornerstone on the House of the Lord on the hill was laid under the direction of Joseph Smith. Sidney Rigdon gave the principal oration

Conversely, cornerstones for the House of the Lord by the river did not take place until six months later on October 2 1841.

Because of indoctrination, few people realize that virtually every single time that the house (of the Lord) is referenced in section 124, it is referring to this House of the Lord by the river where the Lord himself will take up residency, not the Temple on the hill.

In retrospect, it seems rather odd that during a small window of time when great stress would descend upon the saints, God would command two different “Houses of the Lord” to be built and would warn the saints that if both were not completed within a “set time“, the saints would be rejected as a church with their dead.

The truth is that when the Lord warned about the set time to complete his house, he was referring exclusively to the House of the Lord on the river, not the House of the Lord on the hill.

Revelation never explains why two different Houses of the Lord were necessary. Nor does it ever differentiate between each of their purposes?

In previous posts we have discussed the intercessory atonement offering that placed the sins of Israel upon the head of Joseph Smith which covered his spiritual gifts and caused revelation to cease. The listing of questionable things that Joseph did after having his eyes partially covered includes a few false prophecies, the ill-fated banking fiasco, interfering in Oliver Cowdery’s and David Whitmers commission to pick the Twelve apostles by replacing Phineas Smith with William Smith, his involvement in masonry, his involvement in polygamy, etc., etc., etc.

Nevertheless, I have a possible entry to add to the above listing. I believe there is strong reason to believe that Joseph Smith got ahead of himself in attempting to build the temple on the hill in Nauvoo.

The necessity of building two houses of the Lord at the same time during that period of time is very questionable and very difficult to justify according to the revelations that Joseph received. More on that in part two of this series.

The above pic is of the House of the Lord on the river looking from the Southwest corner toward where the northwest corner was to be established.

When I walked due east of the southwest corner of the Nauvoo Boarding House of the Lord, I saw a very large stone sitting in the grass as shown above

Next to it was a sign that read

” A white stone marks the location of the southeast corner of the Nauvoo House. The original stone, which is on display at the joseph smith visitor center, was laid in 1841. Items placed inside the cornerstone included a Bible, Doctrine and Covenants, hymnal, eight coins, revelation on building the Nauvoo House [Section 124] issue 35 of the Times and Seasons, Lymans Wights petition on the Missouri persecutions, copy of the Nauvoo House Charter, and the original manuscript of the Book of Mormon”

As I sat there gazing at the cornerstone location of the unfinished temple, the following words from the book of Zechariah came into my mind:

The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the Lord of hosts has sent me unto you. For who hath despised the day of small things? For they shall rejoice, and shall see the plumet in the hand of Zerubbablel with those seven; they are the eyes of the Lord, which run to and fro through the whole earth.”

The obvious implication of the passage is that there would be a lag time between the laying of the foundation of the house, and the finishing of the house.

I would submit that the term Zerubbabel is prophetic code for the Lords prophet whose hand did indeed lay the foundation of a house in the cornerstone of Zion that was not finished. And indeed, his hands shall finish it when he returns with the “seven” who act as the eyes of the Lord.

The House of the Lord by the river shall still be built by the servants of the Lord.

Zechariah asks the question “who hath despised the day of small things?”

Section 64 identifies the day of “small things” as the preparatory work that was done during Joseph Smith’s first ministry. Joseph Smith and his brethren were laying the foundation of a great work.

Wherefore, be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work. And out of small things proceedeth that which is great.

We know that Zechariah was speaking of an unfinished house of the Lord in Nauvoo instead of Independence, Jackson County Missouri for several reasons.

One of them has to do with Hyrum’s declaration paraphrasing the prophecy of Isaiah about Nauvoo being the initial gathering place. Another is that Joseph finally revealed that the center place Temple of Zion in Independence would involve a huge complex of twelve buildings (temples).

In part two we shall review another mind-blowing prophetic account of Nauvoo from ancient scripture which validates the fact that it is the cornerstone of Zion where the gathering begins.

Further verification will be provided to show that there is only one House of the Lord in Nauvoo that the ancient prophets foresaw, and it is not the Temple on the hill. It is the House of the Lord by the river.

Keep Watching

PS

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Trump’s Trump Card

November 6, 2020

Dr. Steve Pieczenick drops a huge bombshell exclusively on The War Room. Dr. Pieczenick claims that election ballots across America have been watermarked and the Democrats will be exposed when they attempt to cheat!

What if a US presidential candidate refuses to concede after an election? | Van Jones

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https://rumble.com/vay97f-episode-2321b-the-sting-operation-has-begun-trump-knew-be-ready-eas-on-deck.html


Election Irregularities??

November 6, 2020

On election night, many Trump supporters went to sleep feeling confident that Trump would be re-elected.

In a very mysterious turn of events with lots of irregularities, it is now looking like Biden will win.

It looks like we may well have a “president elect” to actuate the prophecy in section 124 sooner than we thought.

Trump is prepared to take this to the Supreme Court in a legal battle as he sees the numbers shift in favor of “Sleepy Joe”.. or should I say, “Shifty Joe”

This thing could drag out for days or weeks.. which may be why some insiders have said that they see the melt down taking place about two weeks after the election.

Here are a few interesting links for those who may be interested

Trump Delivers Remarks about lack of integrity in voting and problems with mail-in votes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nvu1P5VFVsQ

Officials in Pennsylvania refuse to all ow observers despite court order

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jt0PiV_-aB8

Glenn Beck breaks down Michigan, Wisconsin & North Carolina

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYnhJIT6KxA

Giuliani claims Republicans were unable to properly observe Philadelphia election ballot counting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYnhJIT6KxA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJyEVDiAh4M

Post Office Whistle Blower

AUS Postal Service employee from Michigan has reportedly turned whistleblower, telling Project Veritas that his supervisor instructed mail carriers to collect and segregate new ballot envelopes received after the election cutoff so that they could be fraudulently back-dated with a Nov. 3 postmark.

Whistleblower: “We were told to collect any ballots that we find in mailboxes, collection boxes, et cetera, for outgoing mail, at the end of the day, we are supposed to separate them from the standard letter mail, so they can hand-stamp them with yesterday’s date—and put them through the Express Mail system—to get wherever they need to go,” said the whistleblower, adding “For clarification, today is the fourth of November.”

James O’Keefe: “Hand-stamp them with Nov. 3’s date?”

Whistleblower: “Yes

James O’Keefe: “That seems wrong–”

Whistleblower: “Yeah, that’s why I am coming forward with this information. That is a very shady—in addition to, as far as I am aware, we’re not supposed to be counting ballots that are postmarked after the third of November here in the state of Michigan.

The Insider said he was shocked when Barlow Branch morning supervisor Jonathan Clarke told a group of mail carriers how late ballots would be handled.…

The Insider said there was a process set up for the post office workers involved in the bogus postmark scheme. –Project Veritas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fS6xOuhsiJw&feature=emb_logo

What is going on here?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTKG7SwBUlI

Australia Commentators Consider the Possibility of Civil War in America

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJqPxUe7nUg

The Barn Dream

I have previously talked about the last recorded prophetic dream that Joseph had while in jail. It was about visiting his “barn” and “farm” which I believe is an obvious reference to the return of Joseph Smith in the 3rd watch to Kirtland and the Kirtland Temple. However, every prophecy with a literal fulfillment also has a broader, shadow fulfillment.

If in fact the election results of this election (or a future one), are disputed resulting in a constitutional crisis and a struggle for power and the eventual dissolution of the government, the general narrative of the dream might typologically also apply to that scenario.

Hence, an interesting shadow fulfillment of that prophetic dream could have reference to this nation and the centralized power residing in the Presidency that resides in the Whitehouse

“I was back in [Washington DC ] and thought I would take a walk out by myself, and view the [Whitehouse and the halls of Congress] ..which I found grown up with weeds and brambles, and altogether bearing evidence of neglect and want of culture. I went into the [Whitehouse] which I found without floor or doors, with the weather-boarding off…”

“While I viewed the desolation around me, and was contemplating how it might be recovered from the curse upon it, there came rushing into the [Whitehouse] a company of furious men, who commenced to pick a quarrel with me.

“The leader of the party ordered me to leave…

“He then grew furious and began to rail upon me, and threaten me..

“I then told him that I did not think it worth contending about…and if he thought he had a better right I would not quarrel with him about it but leave; but my assurance that I would not trouble him at present did not seem to satisfy him, as he seemed determined to quarrel with me, and threatened me with the destruction of my body.

“While he was thus engaged, pouring out his bitter words upon me, a rabble rushed in and nearly filled the {Whitehouse}, drew out their knives, and began to quarrel among themselves for the premises, and for a moment forgot me, at which time I took the opportunity to walk out of the [Whitehouse] about up to my ankles in mud.

“When I was a little distance from the [Whitehouse] I heard them screeching and screaming in a very distressed manner, as it appeared they had engaged in a general fight with their knives. While they were thus engaged, the dream or vision ended.” (Recorded 27 June 1844)


Two More Tidbits to Kick off Election Day

November 3, 2020

Here are two more little tidbits that have been passed on to me. I have no idea if any of this is true. I am simply providing it for consideration.

Hopefully I have not already shared these in previous posts. I am getting so much information fed to me that I am having a hard time managing it.

The first is from a member of the Canadian government, the second is from a face book post from a well informed American who has served in high positions and is well connected.

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I received this from an elected member of the Canadian government who is aghast at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) plans for our neighbors to the north . . .This is a nightmare unfolding!

“I want to provide you some very important information. I’m a committee member within the Liberal Party of Canada. I sit within several committee groups but the information I am providing is originating from the Strategic Planning committee (which is steered by the PMO).

I need to start off by saying that I’m not happy doing this but I have to. As a Canadian and more importantly as a parent who wants a better future not only for my children but for other children as well.

The other reason I am doing this is because roughly 30% of the committee members are not pleased with the direction this will take Canada, but our opinions have been ignored and they plan on moving forward toward their goals.

They have also made it very clear that nothing will stop the planned outcomes.

The road map and aim was set out by the PMO and is as follows:

– Phase in secondary lock down restrictions on a rolling basis, starting with major metropolitan areas first and expanding outward. Expected by November 2020.

– Rush the acquisition of (or construction of) isolation facilities across every province and territory. Expected by December 2020.

– Daily new cases of COVID-19 will surge beyond capacity of testing, including increases in COVID related deaths following the same growth curves. Expected by end of November 2020.

– Complete and total secondary lock down (much stricter than the first and second rolling phase restrictions). Expected by end of December 2020 – early January 2021

– Reform and expansion of the unemployment program to be transitioned into the universal basic income program. Expected by Q1 2021.

– Projected COVID-19 mutation and/or co-infection with secondary virus (referred to as COVID-21) leading to a third wave with much higher mortality rate and higher rate of infection. Expected by February 2021.

– Daily new cases of COVID-21 hospitalizations and COVID-19 and COVID-21 related deaths will exceed medical care facilities capacity. Expected Q1 – Q2 2021.

– Enhanced lock down restrictions (referred to as Third Lock Down) will be implemented. Full travel restrictions will be imposed (including inter-province and inter-city). Expected Q2 2021.

– Transitioning of individuals into the universal basic income program. Expected mid Q2 2021.

– Projected supply chain break downs, inventory shortages, large economic instability. Expected late Q2 2021.

– Deployment of military personnel into major metropolitan areas as well as all major roadways to establish travel checkpoints. Restrict travel and movement. Provide logistical support to the area. Expected by Q3 2021.

Along with that provided road map, the Strategic Planning committee was asked to design an effective way of transitioning Canadians to meet a unprecedented economic endeavor. One that would change the face of Canada and forever alter the lives of Canadians.

What we were told was that in order to offset what was essentially an economic collapse on a international scale, that the federal government was going to offer Canadians a total debt relief.

This is how it works: the federal government will offer to eliminate all personal debts (mortgages, loans, credit cards, etc) which all funding will be provided to Canada by the IMF under what will become known as the World Debt Reset program.


In exchange for acceptance of this total debt forgiveness the individual would forfeit ownership of any and all property and assets forever.

The individual would also have to agree to partake in the COVID-19 and COVID-21 vaccination schedule, which would provide the individual with unrestricted travel and unrestricted living even under a full lock down (through the use of photo identification referred to as Canada’s HealthPass) .

Committee members asked who would become the owner of the forfeited property and assets in that scenario and what would happen to lenders or financial institutions, we were simply told “the World Debt Reset program will handle all of the details”.

Several committee members also questioned what would happen to individuals if they refused to participate in the World Debt Reset program, or the HealthPass, or the vaccination schedule, and the answer we got was very troubling. Essentially we were told it was our duty to make sure we came up with a plan to ensure that would never happen. We were told it was in the individuals best interest to participate.

When several committee members pushed relentlessly to get an answer we were told that those who refused would first live under the lock down restrictions indefinitely.

And that over a short period of time as more Canadians transitioned into the debt forgiveness program, the ones who refused to participate would be deemed a public safety risk and would be relocated into isolation facilities. Once in those facilities they would be given two options, participate in the debt forgiveness program and be released, or stay indefinitely in the isolation facility under the classification of a serious public health risk and have all their assets seized.

So as you can imagine after hearing all of this it turned into quite the heated discussion and escalated beyond anything I’ve ever witnessed before.


In the end it was implied by the PMO that the whole agenda will move forward no matter who agrees with it or not.

That it wont just be Canada but in fact all nations will have similar roadmaps and agendas. That we need to take advantage of the situations before us to promote change on a grander scale for the betterment of everyone. The members who were opposed and ones who brought up key issues that would arise from such a thing were completely ignored. Our opinions and concerns were ignored. We were simply told to just do it.


All I know is that I don’t like it and I think its going to place Canadians into a dark future.”

INTERNMENT CAMPS?

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Here is the Facebook post from the American

“The below article was posted on Facebook by Tim Besmer, Sr.

Please go check him out on Facebook – you can even send him a friend request. Seems like a very practical and well-informed guy. I copied his own words about his bio.

‘I spent many years on Capitol Hill working directly as an personal assistant for US Presidential candidates and as some of you know, sharing personal friendships with former Presidents Nixon and Ford, Vice Presidents, world leaders and diplomats.

I’ve hosted diplomats from many country’s of the world at my home and in diplomatic symposiums in Washington and United Nations in NY. I am former Vice President of the USS Sequoia Presidential Yacht in Washington, DC. I draw upon all of them both Republicans and Democrats for insight and knowledge.

The democrat leaders know my conservative political leanings yet they still help me and inform me because they know I use this knowledge not for my benefit but for the edification of others. Saying all of that, I am no one special. I am just blessed.

For those new to following me, I own a machinery sales and rebuilding company over 35 years. It has given me the ability to spend almost an equal amount of time and my own money in support of our nations veterans, senior citizens and school children. I try and dedicate myself to serving others with public service as I am able. My motto is the same as one of my favorite groups, Rotary International: “Service Above Self”.

I don’t know how long I have to go in my mortal life. I have more yesterdays then I have tomorrow’s. I know this. But I want to spend what’s left of my life in continued service to others and I’m doing so to help my country and her people.

Publishing my essays about our nation and her leaders is one way I can fulfill my goal of serving others in a most meaningful way.Best wishes always, Tim

A STORM IS COMING

SEPTEMBER 14th Facebook Post by Tim Besmer, Sr.

My friends, I’m NOT an alarmist. I’m not. BUT, I heard something tonight that scared the pants off me.

Many of you know me “in person” and not just on Facebook, and you know that I have many contacts all through government that I’ve developed over decades of service. I’m nothing special but I do have these avenues. I was told TODAY that on or soon after Election Day a true revolt and uprising will take place. It’s being organized now.

This came from someone who is in government and who told me he’s extremely concerned. I cannot tell you WHO told me this. I can only tell you I’m taking heed. This man NEVER shares this information freely EVER.He said to me the following:

In the next two months an uprising is coming and the government is preparing for Nationwide Marshall Law.

1: He said to immediately stock up on goods needed to survive and support life for your family : Food, Water, paper goods , defensive weapons (bullets etc) and amazingly he emphasized having on hand spare fuel and a generator. He is worried for HIS FAMILY. (Again with his position that statement shocked me).

2: He told me the anarchist groups that are growing in this nation daily will begin with much larger and broader protests then they are having now and they will move them swiftly into suburbia. They will have Democrat hierarchy support. They will employ “Shock and Awe” tactics. They will employ “lockdowns” that are mandatory to minimize organized public resistance.
He told me that this is not hyperbole but they have people on the inside verifying the planning. This information is quietly going to law enforcement agency’s nationwide. Bounty’s are on law enforcement heads especially. They are well funded.

3: If Trump wins, the left will (and is actively planning) to lash out at law enforcement nationwide and against the civilian population for putting Trump back in office. They will seek death of innocents (such as the two deputies in California and children ) as payback for their loss of power.

Trump WILL and is preparing to declare MARTIAL LAW NATIONWIDE.

If Biden wins, the LEFT will (and is actively planning) to unleash fury on the nation and citizenry as payback for the past four years of Trump.

Biden and Harris will sit back and let this happen. Biden will openly advocate for the further defunding of the majority of police nationwide and Harris will rule by proxy.

Again, you know I have never been an alarmist but the source of this information and his place in government is unimpeachable. Again, I was SHOCKED by the source of the info and it is a person I trust implicitly.

He told me that BLM and related fringe groups must AND WILL be destroyed by force and that plans are being made to do this and restore law and order. But, until all this comes to pass it’s going to get bad even in the rural areas so the left can have maximum “shock and awe” effect and drive fear into the nation to submit to BLM and the democrat new order.
To lay it out plainly, he is talking of a true civil war brewing and they are preparing for it at the highest levels.

I am taking what I heard tonight seriously and we are preparing. I implore you to do so as well.This is not a copy or a forward. I am the author. -Tim Sr.

-Tim’”


The Second American Revolution Begins????

November 2, 2020

I just got the following email from a reader which I am posting.

I am not saying I agree that this scenario will play out, I am only providing this for consideration. Thankfully we don’t have long to see what will happen.

I think it represents the worst fears of a lot of people.

My own personal opinion is that Trump is just another arm of the deep state which is waring against the other arm of the deep state. He appears on the surface to be a knight in shining armor, and he has done many wonderful things. Next to Biden he looks like an angel. But, he is in bed with the international bankers and he is the one that has authorized the fast tracking of 5-G, he is legitimizing Covid, he is moving forward for a forced vaccine, He is trying to provoke war with China, etc. etc. We shall see.

. Click here to see another perspective about Trump

With that said… Here is the email that someone sent me with a possible timeline to consider-

Watcher,

You may find this an interesting timeline to consider.

https://politicalmoonshine.com/2020/11/01/entheosshines-again/

Excerpt from Article…

Assembling all the elemental pieces for meaning, the timeline becomes this:


02 Nov: Second American Revolution begins
03 Nov: Election day, arrests announced
04 Nov: COVID-19 narrative exposed/killed, massive cyber blackout, first arrest, civil unrest, EBS
05 Nov: Attempted occupation of White House, removal of POTUS

Here is one narrative that I shared internally, which COULD explain how such a timeline might play-out accordingly:

COVID-19 will be exposed as the known fraud it is on 11.4. The engineered reaction from the Left (Deep State, Democrats, MSM, etc.) will equate to them going absolutely berserk and saying that the President is ignoring science, lying or similar – the reason actually doesn’t matter – so as to endanger the whole country; if not the planet. They’ll whip up an absolute frenzy around it.

Once the media frenzy is in full effect, the military cohort I’ve been writing about since Dan Bongino exposed it back in June (the Mattis/Kelly cohort as already established months ago with MSM petext) will resurface and all of the requisite politicos will strictly align with them ie., Pelosi, Schumer, et al.

As research suggests, they’ll invoke continuity of government protocols as predicated on invoking the 25th Amendment to remove the President after he is determined by a sufficient and requisite body to be unfit and unable to exercise his duties. From there, they’ll attempt to remove him and install Pelosi since Vice President Pence would also be removed due to the electoral aspects of this. That smacks of a timed exit for Pence if he were, perhaps, a sleeper. Pelosi is number two in succession as per the aforementioned COG protocols and we made a video about that when she got giddy about it publicly months ago. All of that would unfold on 11.5.

All of that would also necessitate the blackout said to be occurring on 11.4. This step would eliminate or help to control disinformation and misinformation, thus allowing the Trump administration to reemerge on the back end of it to restore service; but only after the EMS delivers an accurate briefing to the American people and in a scope necessary for the scenario and the situation details.

This allows the official narrative to begin legitimately rather than enmeshed in the counter-narrative that will likely continue to persist in some form and capacity.

It is on the back end of the 11.5 attempt that could allow Mr. Trump to make good on his one outstanding campaign promise of draining the swamp. In that moment, after their last gasping flail to overthrow his administration, the President could reasonably expose and gut the whole thing; all of it. THAT would make 11.5 epic.

HYPOTHETICAL: Informed Speculation from Political Moonshine


A Catholic Archbishop Makes a Better Watchman on the Wall than President Nelson

November 1, 2020

[Editorial Note: The following is an open letter to President Trump from Carlo Maria Vigano, Former Nuncio to the United States of America- ]

DONALD J. TRUMP

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Solemnity of Christ the King

Mr. President,

Allow me to address you at this hour in which the fate of the whole world is being threatened by a global conspiracy against God and humanity. I write to you as an Archbishop, as a Successor of the Apostles, as the former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States of America. I am writing to you in the midst of the silence of both civil and religious authorities. May you accept these words of mine as the “voice of one crying out in the desert” (Jn 1:23).

As I said when I wrote my letter to you in June, this historical moment sees the forces of Evil aligned in a battle without quarter against the forces of Good; forces of Evil that appear powerful and organized as they oppose the children of Light, who are disoriented and disorganized, abandoned by their temporal and spiritual leaders.

Daily we sense the attacks multiplying of those who want to destroy the very basis of society: the natural family, respect for human life, love of country, freedom of education and business. We see heads of nations and religious leaders pandering to this suicide of Western culture and its Christian soul, while the fundamental rights of citizens and believers are denied in the name of a health emergency that is revealing itself more and more fully as instrumental to the establishment of an inhuman faceless tyranny.

A global plan called the Great Reset is underway. Its architect is a global élite that wants to subdue all of humanity, imposing coercive measures with which to drastically limit individual freedoms and those of entire populations. In several nations this plan has already been approved and financed; in others it is still in an early stage. Behind the world leaders who are the accomplices and executors of this infernal project, there are unscrupulous characters who finance the World Economic Forum and Event 201, promoting their agenda.

The purpose of the Great Reset is the imposition of a health dictatorship aiming at the imposition of liberticidal measures, hidden behind tempting promises of ensuring a universal income and cancelling individual debt. The price of these concessions from the International Monetary Fund will be the renunciation of private property and adherence to a program of vaccination against Covid-19 and Covid-21 promoted by Bill Gates with the collaboration of the main pharmaceutical groups. Beyond the enormous economic interests that motivate the promoters of the Great Reset, the imposition of the vaccination will be accompanied by the requirement of a health passport and a digital ID, with the consequent contact tracing of the population of the entire world. Those who do not accept these measures will be confined in detention camps or placed under house arrest, and all their assets will be confiscated.

Mr. President, I imagine that you are already aware that in some countries the Great Reset will be activated between the end of this year and the first trimester of 2021. For this purpose, further lockdowns are planned, which will be officially justified by a supposed second and third wave of the pandemic. You are well aware of the means that have been deployed to sow panic and legitimize draconian limitations on individual liberties, artfully provoking a world-wide economic crisis. In the intentions of its architects, this crisis will serve to make the recourse of nations to the Great Reset irreversible, thereby giving the final blow to a world whose existence and very memory they want to completely cancel. But this world, Mr. President, includes people, affections, institutions, faith, culture, traditions, and ideals: people and values that do not act like automatons, who do not obey like machines, because they are endowed with a soul and a heart, because they are tied together by a spiritual bond that draws its strength from above, from that God that our adversaries want to challenge, just as Lucifer did at the beginning of time with his “non serviam.

Many people – as we well know – are annoyed by this reference to the clash between Good and Evil and the use of “apocalyptic” overtones, which according to them exasperates spirits and sharpens divisions. It is not surprising that the enemy is angered at being discovered just when he believes he has reached the citadel he seeks to conquer undisturbed. What is surprising, however, is that there is no one to sound the alarm. The reaction of the deep state to those who denounce its plan is broken and incoherent, but understandable. Just when the complicity of the mainstream media had succeeded in making the transition to the New World Order almost painless and unnoticed, all sorts of deceptions, scandals and crimes are coming to light.

Until a few months ago, it was easy to smear as “conspiracy theorists” those who denounced these terrible plans, which we now see being carried out down to the smallest detail. No one, up until last February, would ever have thought that, in all of our cities, citizens would be arrested simply for wanting to walk down the street, to breathe, to want to keep their business open, to want to go to church on Sunday. Yet now it is happening all over the world, even in picture-postcard Italy that many Americans consider to be a small enchanted country, with its ancient monuments, its churches, its charming cities, its characteristic villages. And while the politicians are barricaded inside their palaces promulgating decrees like Persian satraps, businesses are failing, shops are closing, and people are prevented from living, traveling, working, and praying. The disastrous psychological consequences of this operation are already being seen, beginning with the suicides of desperate entrepreneurs and of our children, segregated from friends and classmates, told to follow their classes while sitting at home alone in front of a computer.

In Sacred Scripture, Saint Paul speaks to us of “the one who opposes” the manifestation of the mystery of iniquity, the kathèkon (2 Thess 2:6-7). In the religious sphere, this obstacle to evil is the Church, and in particular the papacy; in the political sphere, it is those who impede the establishment of the New World Order.

As is now clear, the one who occupies the Chair of Peter has betrayed his role from the very beginning in order to defend and promote the globalist ideology, supporting the agenda of the deep church, who chose him from its ranks.

Mr. President, you have clearly stated that you want to defend the nation – One Nation under God, fundamental liberties, and non-negotiable values that are denied and fought against today. It is you, dear President, who are “the one who opposes” the deep state, the final assault of the children of darkness.

For this reason, it is necessary that all people of good will be persuaded of the epochal importance of the imminent election: not so much for the sake of this or that political program, but because of the general inspiration of your action that best embodies – in this particular historical context – that world, our world, which they want to cancel by means of the lockdown. Your adversary is also our adversary: it is the Enemy of the human race, He who is “a murderer from the beginning” (Jn 8:44).

Around you are gathered with faith and courage those who consider you the final garrison against the world dictatorship. The alternative is to vote for a person who is manipulated by the deep state, gravely compromised by scandals and corruption, who will do to the United States what Jorge Mario Bergoglio is doing to the Church, Prime Minister Conte to Italy, President Macron to France, Prime Minster Sanchez to Spain, and so on. The blackmailable nature of Joe Biden – just like that of the prelates of the Vatican’s “magic circle” – will expose him to be used unscrupulously, allowing illegitimate powers to interfere in both domestic politics as well as international balances. It is obvious that those who manipulate him already have someone worse than him ready, with whom they will replace him as soon as the opportunity arises.

And yet, in the midst of this bleak picture, this apparently unstoppable advance of the “Invisible Enemy,” an element of hope emerges. The adversary does not know how to love, and it does not understand that it is not enough to assure a universal income or to cancel mortgages in order to subjugate the masses and convince them to be branded like cattle. This people, which for too long has endured the abuses of a hateful and tyrannical power, is rediscovering that it has a soul; it is understanding that it is not willing to exchange its freedom for the homogenization and cancellation of its identity; it is beginning to understand the value of familial and social ties, of the bonds of faith and culture that unite honest people. This Great Reset is destined to fail because those who planned it do not understand that there are still people ready to take to the streets to defend their rights, to protect their loved ones, to give a future to their children and grandchildren. The leveling inhumanity of the globalist project will shatter miserably in the face of the firm and courageous opposition of the children of Light. The enemy has Satan on its side, He who only knows how to hate. But on our side, we have the Lord Almighty, the God of armies arrayed for battle, and the Most Holy Virgin, who will crush the head of the ancient Serpent. “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Rom 8:31).

Mr. President, you are well aware that, in this crucial hour, the United States of America is considered the defending wall against which the war declared by the advocates of globalism has been unleashed. Place your trust in the Lord, strengthened by the words of the Apostle Paul: “I can do all things in Him who strengthens me” (Phil 4:13). To be an instrument of Divine Providence is a great responsibility, for which you will certainly receive all the graces of state that you need, since they are being fervently implored for you by the many people who support you with their prayers.

With this heavenly hope and the assurance of my prayer for you, for the First Lady, and for your collaborators, with all my heart I send you my blessing.

God bless the United States of America!

+ Carlo Maria Viganò

Tit. Archbishop of Ulpiana

Former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States of America


MANDATORY COVID CAMPS BEGIN?

October 30, 2020

https://brandnewtube.com/watch/mandatory-covid-camps-begin_xk7Wbrd2GmXaMfe.html


On the last post

October 27, 2020

Many people feel that the video just sent out has been debunked, as the bill was repurposed from its original intent. That is covered in the comments below the video.

Also, at the end of the video, the presenter encourages everyone to do their own research as I always do.

I want to remind everyone that there is a difference between videos I get from readers which I simply pass on for people to consider and do their own research on, vs the research I personally do and share about church history, etc.

Even regarding my personal church history research, I am always finding out new things and changing my views.

everyone is always responsible to do their own research on all things.


Corona Virus Bill tabled in Jan 2019 – OVER 1 YEAR AGO!

October 27, 2020

https://brandnewtube.com/watch/corona-virus-bill-tabled-in-jan-2019-over-1-year-ago_AFd3ocORJnQX3np.html


A second witness to the return of brother Joseph

August 30, 2020

I got an interesting email from an active member of the LDS Church who has concluded that Joseph Smith is going to return from the dead to complete his commission.

He was curious to know if anyone else had arrived upon the same conclusion so he began searching the internet.

He came upon a youtube that Mrs Watcher did on the topic. She read a paper that I had written over two decades ago.

Here is what this fellow said to me in the email.

I’ve been looking around the LDS community on YouTube as well as documentaries and other than my work, I only found two sources: one was The Joseph Smith Foundation’s documentary The Prophet Joseph: More Than We May Know and the other was a book by Richard Skousen “His Return” (and this was not referencing Joseph’s return, it just had a chapter in the book about Joseph’s return). I just found this yesterday searching the internet. Mr. Watcher called his paper “The Return of Joseph Smith” and I called mine “Joseph Smith to Return”. Our aim in the paper was similar but the way we went about it (proving it as well as teaching it) was different. I find it fascinating that we both arrived at the same conclusion on Joseph Smith’s barn dream. Here is a link to my video which has a link to my document in Word. (totally free to download): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hmn8PLgtStQ Does Mr.Watcher have pdf or word version of this?

Sadly, this guy is still an active member of the church and very confused about a number of very important issues, including polygamy, which he considers to be part of celestial law.

Nevertheless, it is remarkable that he arrived at the same conclusion from largely, a different set of primary data. I say primary data because in some of the more recent articles I have written on the topic, I have limited my evidence to modern scripture, prophecy, patriarchal blessings, etc.

The modern evidence which I use in my recent articles is generally different from the evidence he uses in his thesis. Nevertheless, virtually all of the data that this fellow uses has also been covered in my blogs in past years.

Here is his youtube on the thesis

The link to his transcript did not work when I embedded it into this post

https://www.tihie.com/lds-archives.html

so I am simply pasting the transcript below.

I must say, that some of what he says is almost identical to stuff I have covered in past years.. I find that curious but not necessary significant. Time will tell whether he genuinely arrived at this information on his own or not.

He seems very passionate and informed about the source material.

For now, I am willing to take him at his word.

Here is the transcript

Enjoy

Joseph Smith to Return

Here is my relatively comprehensive piecing together of doctrine and prophecies regarding Joseph Smith’s death and future resurrection. Due to its nature it might seem a little scattered because it isn’t so easy to make it a chronological thing and so I will be using a multitude of sources from different places to bring light and understanding to the subject. After making the paper, I looked around online to see if there were any other solid resources who had attempted to do a similar thing and I found 2 resources (if you have found any others please send them my way and I can add them to the paper). The first was that of the work by Richard N. Skousen in his book, His Return- Prophecy, Destiny and Hope. And the second was a documentary style movie done by the Joseph Smith Foundation entitled The Prophet Joseph: More Than We Know. The movie is on the streaming service Living Scriptures- it is a great introductory video that is also pleasant on the eyes (lol) but my only complaint about it is that they don’t do a very good job at sourcing references. So I will be very careful in my paper/video to provide references as much as possible.

I believe that the best place to start off with understanding this is to start off with what the Lord said himself. I believe this is important to do because it gives validity to everything but also importantly Jesus lays out the best chronological picture much clearer than you will find in other locations. So where are these prophecies of Joseph Smith from the lips of Jesus found? They are found in 3 Nephi. But how do we know that these verses are in fact referring to Joseph Smith? In the Old Testament Student manual it states:

(17-20) Isaiah 52:13–15. Who Is the Servant?

The Savior Himself made it clear that Isaiah 52:13 also had reference to a servant involved in the “great and marvelous work” of the Father in the latter days (3 Nephi 21:9). The Book of Mormon verse undoubtedly refers to Joseph Smith and the Restoration. Men “marred” him, persecuting him throughout his life until they succeeded in killing him.

The Book of Mormon Student manual clarifies:

3 Nephi 21:9–11. “My Servant”

A careful reading of 3 Nephi 21:9–11 suggests that the Lord was referring to the Prophet Joseph Smith when he said, “The life of my servant shall be in my hand” (v. 10; see also Isaiah 52:13–15, 3 Nephi 20:43–44).

So let us read a passage, but let us replace “my servant” with Joseph Smith so we can get a clear understanding of what is happening here.

3 Nephi 21:10

10 But behold, the life of [Joseph Smith] shall be in my hand; therefore they shall not hurt [Joseph Smith], although [Joseph Smith] shall be marred because of them…

We already had explained above what “marred” had reference to, but for even more concrete evidence let us go down to the footnote for “marred.” The Church takes you to D&C 135:1:

1 To seal the testimony of this book and the Book of Mormon, we announce the martyrdom of Joseph Smith the Prophet, and Hyrum Smith the Patriarch. They were shot in Carthage jail, on the 27th of June, 1844, about five o’clock p.m., by an armed mob—painted black—of from 150 to 200 persons. Hyrum was shot first and fell calmly, exclaiming: I am a dead man! Joseph leaped from the window, and was shot dead in the attempt, exclaiming: O Lord my God! They were both shot after they were dead, in a brutal manner, and both received four balls.

One can now come away with the understanding that marred means martyred.  So the Lord here is saying that the life of Joseph Smith will be in His hands even after they kill him. So what does the rest of the verse say?

3 Nephi 21:10 (second half)

…Yet I will heal [Joseph Smith], for I will show unto them that my wisdom is greater than the cunning of the devil.

So what does the Lord mean when he says that Joseph will die, he will be martyred, but the Lord will heal him?

D&C 63:47-49, 52-54

47 He that is faithful and endureth shall overcome the world.

48 He that sendeth up treasures unto the land of Zion shall receive an inheritance in this world, and his works shall follow him, and also a reward in the world to come.

49 Yea, and blessed are the dead that die in the Lord, from henceforth, when the Lord shall come, and old things shall pass away, and all things become new, they shall rise from the dead and shall not die after, and shall receive an inheritance before the Lord, in the holy city.

52 Wherefore, for this cause preached the apostles unto the world the resurrection of the dead.

53 These things are the things that ye must look for; and, speaking after the manner of the Lord, they are now nigh at hand, and in a time to come, even in the day of the coming of the Son of Man.

54 And until that hour there will be foolish virgins among the wise; and at that hour cometh an entire separation of the righteous and the wicked; and in that day will I send mine angels to pluck out the wicked and cast them into unquenchable fire.

So when the Lord is referring to healing a dead man he is referring to the resurrection. But not only that, we gain another bit of crucial information regarding this event (Joseph Smith’s resurrection) in regard to last day timelines and prophecies. And that is found in verse 52 and 53. The Lord says here that this is the reason why the apostles preached the resurrection of the dead, for the resurrection of the dead (or more specifically the resurrection of a specific person) is “the thing that ye must look for” in the last days and this is obviously not talking about Jesus because he has been resurrected for almost 2000 years. The Lord then in the year 1831 says that these things are close at hand, speaking “after the manner of the Lord”, which means it might be awhile for those in 1831 to see it. An important detail that will unlock a lot more scriptures for an understanding at this time is to understand some synonyms to healing or resurrection.

1 Nephi 13:37

“And if [you] endure unto the end [you] shall be lifted up at the last day and saved.”

James 4:10

“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord and he shall lift you up.”

In D&C 5:32-35 the Lord speaking to Joseph Smith said, “And now, because I foresee the lying in wait to destroy thee, yea, I foresee that if my servant Martin Harris humbleth not himself and receive a witness from my hand, that he will fall into transgression; And there are many that lie in wait to destroy thee from off the face of the earth; and for this cause, that thy days may be prolonged, I have given unto thee these commandments. Yea, for this cause I have said: Stop, and stand still until I command thee, and I will provide means whereby thou mayest accomplish the thing which I have commanded thee. And if thou art faithful in keeping my commandments, thou shalt be lifted up…”

Not only do we learn here that “to lift up” or “be lifted up” is synonymous with being resurrected or the resurrection, we have the Lord specifically promising Joseph that despite men laying in wait to destroy him (marring) that he will be lifted up. Now that we have this understanding of lifting up, we now have a key to understand what the Lord was referring to when he says “I will lift up my standard/ensign.” It is a reference to THE event that we, as Saints, are “to look for,” the resurrection of Joseph Smith, him being raised up to stand as an ensign. But will members be aware of Joseph Smith’s return?

3 Nephi 20:43

43 Behold, [Joseph Smith] shall deal prudently…

Synonyms for prudently include quietly or discreetly, or as Isaiah put it:

Isaiah 42:1-4

1 Behold [Joseph Smith], whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon [Joseph Smith]: [Joseph Smith] shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.

2 [Joseph Smith] shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.

3 A bruised reed shall [Joseph Smith] not break, and the smoking flax shall [Joseph Smith] not quench: [Joseph Smith] shall bring forth judgment unto truth.

4 [Joseph Smith] shall not fail nor be discouraged, till [Joseph Smith has] set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for [celestial] law.

So Joseph Smith might be working quietly behind the scenes for awhile before he makes his appearance to the general membership of the church.  But we do know what the effects are of his return. Before I get into those effects of his return, I want to take a moment to tie together why Joseph Smith will not be discouraged after he returns versus before.

Isaiah 49:1

1 And again: Hearken, O ye house of Israel, all ye that are broken off and are driven out because of the wickedness of the pastors of my people; yea, all ye that are broken off, that are scattered abroad, who are of my people, O house of Israel. Listen, O isles, unto me, and hearken ye people from far; the Lord hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.

Who is this servant speaking here whom the Lord knew and sanctified before he was born? Even going as far as to name him? “I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me” (Isaiah 45:5). The footnote takes you to Joseph Smith History 1:17,33,49 which are all cases where Joseph Smith was called by name. We also learn in the Book of Mormon that Joseph that was sold into Egypt prophesied saying, “A seer shall the Lord my God raise up, who shall be a choice seer unto the fruit of my loins. And his name shall be called after me; and it shall be after the name of his father” (2 Nephi 3:6,15). So this servant is Joseph Smith. But in case you are still not convinced, Joseph Smith himself says that this is him,

Isaiah 49:2 reads,

2 And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me;

Joseph Smith identified himself as this prophet when he said, “‘I am like a huge, rough stone rolling down from a high mountain; and the only polishing I get is when some corner gets rubbed off by coming in contact with something else, striking with accelerated force against religious bigotry, priestcraft, lawyer-craft, doctor-craft, lying editors, suborned judges and jurors, and the authority of perjured executives, backed by mobs, blasphemers, licentious and corrupt men and women—all hell knocking off a corner here and a corner there. Thus I will become a smooth and polished shaft in the quiver of the Almighty, who will give me dominion over all and every one of them, when their refuge of lies shall fail, and their hiding place shall be destroyed, while these smooth-polished stones with which I come in contact become marred.’ (TPJS, p. 304.)

So Joseph clearly identifies himself as this servant. What do we learn next about this servant?

Isaiah 49:4-5

4 Then I said, I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for naught and in vain; surely my judgment is with the Lord, and my work with my God.

5 And now, saith the Lord—that formed me from the womb that I should be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him—though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the Lord, and my God shall be my strength.

Taking the manual and replacing every reference to Old Israel (history lesson) with Joseph Smith specifically will make it read as follows:

(17-6) Isaiah 49:4–12. Did the Lord Forget [Joseph Smith], His Chosen [Prophet]?

The Restoration was a long time in coming. During the years of [restoration, Joseph Smith] undoubtedly felt lonely and forsaken by the Lord. Isaiah 49:4–12 shows that loneliness. Verse 4 describes the attitude of [Joseph Smith] somewhat discouraged, yet not completely so: “I have spent my strength … in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the Lord” (Isaiah 49:4).

Nephi spoke of the [Latter-Day Saints] in their cast-off condition as being “a hiss and a byword and … hated among all nations” (1 Nephi 19:14). Isaiah 49:7 describes that condition: men despise and abhor the Lord’s covenant people. But [the church] still has hope: “Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I [Joseph Smith] be glorious in the eyes of the Lord” (v. 5). [Joseph Smith] will yet be raised and restored and stand as “a light to the Gentiles” and as a beacon of “salvation unto the end of the earth” (v. 6). “In an acceptable time” God will hear [the righteous remnant in the church,] their cry and “give thee [“my servant,” in 1 Nephi 21:8] for a covenant of the people” (Isaiah 49:8). That began with the call of Joseph Smith, [but will not see its completeness until after Joseph Smith returns].”

At which point in time Joseph Smith will no longer be discouraged.

Now that we have identified that this is Joseph and why he experienced discouragement and why he won’t feel discouraged when he returns, let’s tackle what are the very first things Joseph does and the effects it will have on the church. In Isaiah 42, which we have already included, it states that we are waiting for this servant to come to restore celestial law (the law). This is the very first thing that Joseph is commanded to do. Celestial law contains in it, among other things, the law of consecration and the law of plural marriage. This implementation of celestial law will as Isaiah says, “tear the carcasses in half” ie. tear the stakes of Zion apart. People will have “even that which they have” taken from them as they say “we have enough” (2 Nephi 28). Isaiah described this as the rejection of the whole staff of bread, the whole stay of water (2 Nephi 13). A side note here is that President Nelson has explicitly and repeatedly tried to prepare us for this event; “The time is coming when those who do not obey the Lord will be separated from those who do (see Doctrine and Covenants 86:1–7)… Sadly, some who you thought were your friends will betray you. And some things will simply seem unfair…Do whatever it takes to strengthen your faith in Jesus Christ by increasing your understanding of the doctrine taught in His restored Church and by relentlessly seeking truth. Anchored in pure doctrine, you will be able to step forward with faith and dogged persistence and cheerfully do all that lies in your power to fulfill the purposes of the Lord” (April 2020 Ensign address).

Some of the last two prophecies/dreams that Joseph Smith had are as follows:

  1. Steamboat Dream

In early February 1844, four months prior to his death, Joseph Smith had a dream, which he related to Wilford Woodruff, Willard Richards, and W. W. Phelps. He stated, “I was standing on a peninsula, in the midst of a vast body of water where there appeared to be a large harbor or pier built out for boats to come to. I was surrounded by my friends, and while looking at this harbor I saw a steamboat approaching the harbor. There were bridges on the pier for persons to cross, and there came up a wind and drove the steamboat under one of the bridges and upset it. I ran up to the boat, expecting the persons would all drown; and wishing to do something to assist them, I put my hand against the side of the boat, and with one surge I shoved it under the bridge and righted it up, and then told them to take care of themselves. But it was not long before I saw them starting out into the channel or main body of the water again. The storms were raging and the waters rough. I said to my friends that if they did not understand the signs of the times and the spirit of prophecy, they would be apt to be lost. It was but a few moments after when we saw the waves break over the boat, and she soon foundered and went down with all on board. The storm and waters were still very rough; yet I told my friends around me that I believed I could stem those waves and that storm, and swim in the waters better than the steamboat did; at any rate I was determined to try it. But my friends laughed at me, and told me I could not stand at all, but would be drowned. The waters looked clear and beautiful, though exceedingly rough; and I said I believed I could swim, and I would try it anyhow. They said I would drown. I said I would have a frolic in the water first, if I did; and I drove off in the raging waves. I had swam but a short distance when a towering wave overwhelmed me for a time; but I soon found myself on the top of it, and soon I met the second wave in the same way; and for a while I struggled hard to live in the midst of the storm and waves, and soon found I gained upon every wave, and skimmed the torrent better; and I soon had power to swim with my head out of water: so the waves did not break over me at all, and I found that I had swam a great distance; and in looking about, I saw my brother Samuel by my side. I asked him how he liked it. He said, “First rate,” and I thought so too. I was soon enabled to swim with my head and shoulders out of water, and I could swim as fast as any steamboat. In a little time it became calm, and I could rush through the water, and only go in to my loins, and soon I only went in to my knees, and finally could tread on the top of the water, and went almost with the speed of an arrow. I said to Samuel, See how swift I can go! I thought it was great sport and pleasure to travel with such speed, and I awoke” (Joseph Smith, History of the Church, 6:194–95).

  1. The Dilapidated Barn

Joseph Smith’s last dream occurred on June 26, 1844 while he was in the Carthage Jail, the last night of the Prophet’s life. He was killed the next day, June 27. The Prophet Joseph stated, “I was back in Kirtland, Ohio, and thought I would take a walk out by myself, and view my old farm, which I found grown up with weeds and brambles, and altogether bearing evidence of neglect and want of culture. I went into the barn, which I found without floor or doors, with the weather – boarding off, and was altogether in keeping with the farm. While I viewed the desolation around me, and was contemplating how it might be recovered from the curse upon it, there came rushing into the barn a company of furious men, who commenced to pick a quarrel with me. The leader of the party ordered me to leave the barn and farm, stating it was none of mine, and that I must give up all hope of ever possessing it. I told him the farm was given me by the Church, and although I had not had any use of it for some time back, still I had not sold it, and according to righteous principles it belonged to me or the Church. He then grew furious and began to rail upon me, and threaten me, and said it never did belong to me nor to the Church. I then told him that I did not think it worth contending about, that I had no desire to live upon it in its present state, and if he thought he had a better right I would not quarrel with him about it but leave; but my assurance that I would not trouble him at present did not seem to satisfy him, as he seemed determined to quarrel with me, and threatened me with destruction of my body. While he was thus engaged, pouring out his bitter words upon me, a rabble rushed in and nearly filled the barn, drew out their knives, and began to quarrel among themselves for the premises, and for a moment forgot me, at which time I took the opportunity to walk out of the barn about up to my ankles in mud. When I was a little distance from the barn, I heard them screeching and screaming in a very distressed manner, as it appeared they had engaged in a general fight with their knives. While they were thus engaged, the dream or vision ended” (Joseph Smith, History of the Church, 6:609–10).

Going back to the chronology of Jesus in 3 Nephi:

3 Nephi 20:41-42

41 And then shall a cry go forth: Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch not that which is unclean; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean that bear the vessels of the Lord.

42 For ye shall not go out with haste nor go by flight; for the Lord will go before you, and the God of Israel shall be your rearward.

3 Nephi 21:11

11 Therefore it shall come to pass that whosoever will not believe in my words, who am Jesus Christ, which the Father shall cause [Joseph Smith] to bring forth unto the Gentiles, and shall give unto [Joseph Smith] power that he shall bring them forth unto the Gentiles, (it shall be done even as Moses said) they shall be cut off from among my people who are of the covenant.

3 Nephi 20:45

45 So shall [Joseph Smith] sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at [Joseph Smith], for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.

3 Nephi 21:9

9 For in that day, for my sake shall the Father work a work, which shall be a great and a marvelous work among them; and there shall be among them those who will not believe it, although a man shall declare it unto them.

So Joseph Smith is resurrected, institutes celestial law, and he works the marvelous work and a wonder. But what is the marvelous work and a wonder? President Joseph Fielding Smith in Doctrines of Salvation answered that question, “when the lost tribes come…it will be a most wonderful sight and marvelous thing when they do come to Zion.” It is important to note that when that quote was given the church was already global and he used the word “when”, meaning it was yet a future event. Missionary global work is NOT the marvelous work and a wonder. It is imperative to understand these events for the Savior said, “for it shall deceive almost the very elect.”

Before jumping ahead let’s jump back and explain something else that is supposed to happen when Joseph Smith comes back. And that is the second half of the quote from Joseph above, the first half of the quote Joseph explains how the Lord is turning him into that polished arrow and he then changes focus and explains what will be the effect, the aftermath, once the Lord does shoot him off. He explains this by saying “[the Lord] will give me dominion over all and every one of them, when their refuge of lies shall fail, and their hiding place shall be destroyed, while these smooth-polished stones with which I come in contact [as the arrow] become marred.” So Joseph Smith in the quote was not only identifying himself as this servant, as this polished arrow, he was also identifying himself once again as Gazelam. Gazelam was used as a substitute name for Joseph Smith (to protect him) that appeared many times in the Doctrine and Covenants (D&C 78:9, 82:11, 104:26, 43,45,46). In 1981 all of the uses of Gazelam were replaced with Joseph Smith Jr. All except for the one used in Alma 37. The reason for this is that “the Gazelam” being discussed in Alma 37, which I will read, what he was to do Joseph Smith never did in his lifetime. So the church leaders did not want to explain or teach widespread of Joseph’s return. The reason for this is that the Church has been fighting the image that we worship Joseph Smith, not Jesus Christ, and if we start teaching openly “the resurrection of Joseph Smith” ignorant people (who wouldn’t take the time to listen) would jump to conclusions, label and besmirch. But the leaders of the church also wouldn’t want members to believe this was a false prophecy because it was never done, so they left it Gazelam in Alma 37 to leave it open. But not only do we know that Joseph is coming back, Joseph in the quote listed above, identified himself as Gazelam in the context of Alma 37 only after the shot. We know that “the shot” is after his resurrection so we know that he was never supposed to accomplish Alma 37 in his life.

Alma 37:21-26

21 And now, I will speak unto you concerning those twenty-four plates, that ye keep them, that the mysteries and the works of darkness, and their secret works, or the secret works of those people who have been destroyed, may be made manifest unto this people; yea, all their murders, and robbings, and their plunderings, and all their wickedness and abominations, may be made manifest unto this people; yea, and that ye preserve these interpreters.

22 For behold, the Lord saw that his people began to work in darkness, yea, work secret murders and abominations; therefore the Lord said, if they did not repent they should be destroyed from off the face of the earth.

23 And the Lord said: I will prepare unto my servant Gazelem, a stone, which shall shine forth in darkness unto light, that I may discover unto my people who serve me, that I may discover unto them the works of their brethren, yea, their secret works, their works of darkness, and their wickedness and abominations.

24 And now, my son, these interpreters were prepared that the word of God might be fulfilled, which he spake, saying:

25 I will bring forth out of darkness unto light all their secret works and their abominations; and except they repent I will destroy them from off the face of the earth; and I will bring to light all their secrets and abominations, unto every nation that shall hereafter possess the land.

26 And now, my son, we see that they did not repent; therefore they have been destroyed, and thus far the word of God has been fulfilled; yea, their secret abominations have been brought out of darkness and made known unto us.

The Jaredites had a prophet Ether who revealed the dark acts of that society and it was eventually destroyed. The Nephites had a prophet Mormon who revealed the dark acts of their society and why it collapsed. Joseph Smith is Gazelam- he is the prophet who will come forth to a dying America and will reveal its secret, dark acts. But this pattern when a group of people become so wicked that the Lord is going to wipe them out, he always sends a prophet before it happens (Noah, Abraham, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Jesus Christ with Old Jerusalem etc). You might not think that Joseph is to be this prophet, but you cannot deny (and it will become even more clear as this goes on) that Joseph thought himself to be that prophet.

Speaking of this, there is no better time to address that concern for when Joseph comes back the claim on Joseph’s keys and right to receive revelation for the church will be the primary contention and dispute among members of the church. What Joseph Smith is bringing back (celestial law) and what he is doing (whipping up the gentiles into a frenzy against the Latter-Day Saints) is what breaks apart the church, and the argument they will have against him is that they will not believe he has the right or the keys to speak for the church. And they will do as the Jews did with Jesus in olden times, accuse him of working for Beelzebub.

So let’s figure out who has the keys and who has the calling, or as the Lord said, “a man like Moses.”

D&C 103:11-16

11 But verily I say unto you, I have decreed that your brethren which have been scattered shall return to the lands of their inheritances, and shall build up the waste places of Zion.

12 For after much tribulation, as I have said unto you in a former commandment, cometh the blessing.

13 Behold, this is the blessing which I have promised after your tribulations, and the tribulations of your brethren—your redemption, and the redemption of your brethren, even their restoration to the land of Zion, to be established, no more to be thrown down.

14 Nevertheless, if they pollute their inheritances they shall be thrown down; for I will not spare them if they pollute their inheritances.

15 Behold, I say unto you, the redemption of Zion must needs come by power;

16 Therefore, I will raise up unto my people a man, who shall lead them like as Moses led the children of Israel.

Verse 11 is a reference to the calling of the ten tribes home (we will get to that after this), but the bulk of this is referencing much tribulation and a desire among the Saints to once again inherit Zion, with the Lord explaining once again that the redemption of Zion will come by no other means but by power (1 Nephi 22:10-11). And that he will at this time “raise up” (we should now be familiar with what this means) one who shall lead like Moses did.

The Doctrine and Covenants manual answers the question,

D&C 103:16. Who Is the Man Who Will Lead the Saints As Moses Led Israel?

Elder John A. Widtsoe wrote: “Yet, the meaning as set forth in the scriptures, is very simple. In modern revelation the President of the Church is frequently compared to Moses. Soon after the organization of the Church, the Lord said, ‘no one shall be appointed to receive commandments and revelations in this church excepting my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., for he receiveth them even as Moses’ (D. & C. 28:2) (D&C 107:91)” (Evidences and Reconciliations,1:197.)

So let us now break down a key quote from Joseph Smith, once again identifying himself:

“The Savior said when these tribulations should take place [Matthew 24, D&C 103:12-13, Rev. 7:14-15, etc], it should be committed to a man who should be a witness over the whole world: the keys of knowledge, power and revelations should be revealed to a witness who should hold the testimony to the world. It has always been my province [responsibility]… Just at the time when some men think that I have no right to the keys of the Priesthood- just at that time I have the greatest right.” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p.364)

We have already discussed that when Joseph Smith is resurrected that a large portion of the church will not accept him or the teachings he brings with him. Joseph Smith says here at that moment, he is the man who holds the keys.

Continuing the quote, “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 it him Himself?” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p.364-65)

Some might suggest that the Lord took the keys from Joseph when Joseph died and therefore Joseph no longer holds the keys of this dispensation but rather the acting president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints holds the keys when Joseph comes back. However this is false.

D&C 110:11,16

11 After this vision closed, the heavens were again opened unto us; and Moses appeared before us, and committed unto us the keys of the gathering of Israel from the four parts of the earth, and the leading of the ten tribes from the land of the north.

16 Therefore, the keys of this dispensation are committed into your hands; and by this ye may know that the great and dreadful day of the Lord is near, even at the doors.

D&C 90:3

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;

D&C 112:15

15 Exalt not yourselves; rebel not against my servant Joseph; for verily I say unto you, I am with him, and my hand shall be over him; and the keys which I have given unto him, and also to you, shall not be taken from him till I come.

Praise to the Man, Hymn 27

Praise to the man who communed with Jehovah!

Jesus anointed that Prophet and Seer.

Blessed to open the last dispensation,

Kings shall extol him, and nations revere.

Praise to his mem’ry, he died as a martyr;

Honored and blest be his ever great name!

Long shall his blood, which was shed by assassins,

Plead unto heav’n while the earth lauds his fame.

Great is his glory and endless his priesthood.

Ever and ever the keys he will hold.

Faithful and true, he will enter his kingdom,

Crowned in the midst of the prophets of old.

Sacrifice brings forth the blessings of heaven;

Earth must atone for the blood of that man.

Wake up the world for the conflict of justice.

Millions shall know “Brother Joseph” again.

When will Joseph Smith be crowned among the prophets of old? When will the keys be taken from Joseph Smith, as Joseph explained, by Jesus Christ himself? The same event, Adam-ondi-ahman.

Continuing the quote: “I have read it precisely as the words flowed from the lips of Jesus Christ. John the Revelator saw an angel flying through the midst of heaven, having the everlasting Gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth.” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p.365)

Joseph Smith has now identified himself as John’s “angel flying through the midst of heaven.”

Continuing with the quote, “The scripture is ready to be fulfilled…” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p.365)

Joseph Smith has identified himself as this angel and then says this prophecy is ready to be fulfilled, meaning a future event. At this point in time, 1844, the Book of Mormon was already published (Moroni), and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Days Saints is already restored and missionary work had already commenced. Firstly, Joseph Smith did not believe that this angel was Moroni or any of the angels that appeared at Kirtland Temple because they appeared in the past and this event was to happen in the future. So when would this happen? Joseph explains as he continues,

“…when great wars, famines, pestilence, great distress, judgments, etc. are ready to be poured out on the inhabitants of the earth.” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p.365)

One learns by carefully studying Isaiah, that the Lord doesn’t go on the offense until AFTER the events at Adam-ondi-ahman. So Joseph identifies the time period that this is to happen as the time period of the modern day Assyrian or the days of tribulation. The sickness sweeps the land, then the Assyrian (scourge) covers the earth. The Lord then raises up his ensign, who is Joseph Smith, who hisses forth and calls the ten tribes home. New Jerusalem is built as the Assyrian gets closer and closer to the New Jerusalem. The final meeting at Adam-ondi-ahman takes place (“the anointing”) at which time all the keys are handed back to the Savior, and the Lord then goes on the offense pouring out the things listed above upon the inhabitants of the earth.

Continuing the quote once again: “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 and prepared for that purpose in the last days.” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p.365)

Once again, Joseph Smith is identifying himself as this angel.

Finishing the quote, the prophet says,“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!” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p.365)

Joseph Smith is paraphrasing 3 Nephi 21:11 which we have already gone over, “Therefore it shall come to pass that whosoever will not believe in my words, who am Jesus Christ, which the Father shall cause [Joseph Smith] to bring forth unto the Gentiles, and shall give unto [Joseph Smith] power that [Joseph Smith] shall bring them forth unto the Gentiles, (it shall be done even as Moses said) they shall be cut off from among my people who are of the covenant.” Who are the covenant people? The very elect, the very chosen ones.

So up to this point in time, we have Joseph identifying himself as the angel flying through the midst of heaven, Gazelam, “my Servant”, the ensign, the polished shaft arrow in the Lord’s quiver; whether or not you agree with this, once again, you can’t deny that Joseph thought that this was himself. There are only two other things that we need to positively identify as Joseph Smith to unlock your understanding of this when reading the scriptures. And that is, who is the rod and root of Jesse? Who could make the claim to have the “birthright blood”, the blood that would make him an heir to both the throne of David and that of Ephraim?

D&C 86:8-10

8 Therefore, thus saith the Lord unto you, with whom the priesthood hath continued through the lineage of your fathers—

9 For ye are lawful heirs, according to the flesh, and have been hid from the world with Christ in God—

10 Therefore your life and the priesthood have remained, and must needs remain through you and your lineage until the restoration of all things spoken by the mouths of all the holy prophets since the world began.

D&C 113:3-8

3 What is the rod spoken of in the first verse of the 11th chapter of Isaiah, that should come of the Stem of Jesse?

4 Behold, thus saith the Lord: It is a servant in the hands of Christ, who is partly a descendant of Jesse as well as of Ephraim, or of the house of Joseph, on whom there is laid much power.

5 What is the root of Jesse spoken of in the 10th verse of the 11th chapter?

6 Behold, thus saith the Lord, it is a descendant of Jesse, as well as of Joseph, unto whom rightly belongs the priesthood, and the keys of the kingdom, for an ensign, and for the gathering of my people in the last days.

7 Questions by Elias Higbee: What is meant by the command in Isaiah, 52d chapter, 1st verse, which saith: Put on thy strength, O Zion—and what people had Isaiah reference to?

8 He had reference to those whom God should call in the last days, who should hold the power of priesthood to bring again Zion, and the redemption of Israel; and to put on her strength is to put on the authority of the priesthood, which she, Zion, has a right to by lineage; also to return to that power which she had lost.

The D&C manual answers:

D&C 113:3–6. Who Are the “Rod” and the “Root” Spoken of by Isaiah?

One might assume “that the ‘rod’ was Joseph Smith, believing that the Prophet, out of modesty, hesitated to name himself directly. None of us would question that Joseph was destined to become a great ‘servant in the hands of Christ’. Moreover, if we assume that he was the ‘rod’ or ‘servant’, observe how very well such an identification fits in with Moroni’s mission of explaining to the latter-day Prophet his part in Isaiah’s great vision of the future. As the ‘rod’ or ‘servant in the hands of Christ’, Joseph Smith fits naturally into Isaiah’s prophecy, and it is easy to understand why Moroni quoted and explained Isaiah 11 to him. [See JS—H 1:40.] “Despite this reasoning, we still have the uneasy feeling that better proof of Joseph Smith’s being the ‘rod’ should be available. I believe there is better proof and that it is found in Doctrine and Covenants 113:5–6….“In order to assess this explanation intelligently, let us turn to Isaiah 11:10: [quoted].“A closer translation of the original may be given here: “‘And it shall come to pass in that day, that the root of Jesse, that standeth for an ensign [sign, signal] of the peoples, unto him shall the nations seek; and his resting place [refuge, residence] shall be glorious.’ “Quite obviously the ‘root of Jesse’ is a man, a descendant of Jesse and Joseph (as the Lord explains), who seems to have a great mission to perform in connection with gathering the remnant of Israel, as explained in Isaiah 11:11–16. [Most likely] the ‘rod’ of verse 1 and the ‘root of Jesse’ of verse 10 refer to the same man, Joseph Smith. If the ‘rod’ in D&C 113:4 is the ‘servant in the hands of Christ, who is partly a descendant of Jesse as well as of Ephraim, or of the house of Joseph,’ note that in verse 6 he seems to be more closely defined as a ‘descendant of Jesse, as well as of Joseph, unto whom rightly belongs the priesthood, and the keys of the kingdom, for an ensign, and for the gathering of my people in the last days.’ (Italics added.) Who better fits the description of the words in italics than Joseph Smith (see D&C 27:12–13; 86:8–11; 110:1–16; 115:18–19). He rightly holds the priesthood and its keys by lineage, and surely no one disputes the fact that the keys of the ‘gathering of my people’ were conferred on him by Moses in the Kirtland Temple, April 3, 1836.” (Sperry, “The Problem of the ‘Rod’ and the ‘Root of Jesse’ in Isaiah11,” Improvement Era, Oct. 1966, pp. 869, 914–15.) In certain scriptures Christ is referred to as the “Root of David” (Revelation 5:5; 22:16). According to Elder Bruce R. McConkie, “This designation signifies that he who was the Son of David was also before David, was pre-eminent above him, and was the root or source from which the great king in Israel gained his kingdom and power” (Mormon Doctrine, p. 657;see also Matthew 22:44–45).The explanation of Isaiah 11:10 given in Doctrine and Covenants 113 implies that while Christ is the root of David, he is not the root of Jesse mentioned by Isaiah. There are two reasons for this conclusion. First, the Lord through the Prophet Joseph Smith in verse 2 identifies Christ as the stem of Jesse; he does not identify Christ as the root of Jesse. Second, verse 6 indicates that the root of Jesse is a servant of Christ to whom keys are given “in the last days” to gather Christ’s people.

Isaiah Chapter 11 footnote for “a rod” takes you to Joseph Smith History 1:40 which states that Moroni “quoted the 11th chapter of Isaiah, saying it was about to be fulfilled.”

The D&C Manual Clarifies

D&C 86:9. What Does It Mean to Be a “Lawful Heir According to the Flesh”?

This phrase means that one’s right to the priesthood is held by virtue of being of the house of Israel. Elder Theodore M. Burton explained: “One thing we often fail to realize is that our priesthood comes to us through the lineage of our fathers and mothers. The Lord explained it in these words: ‘Therefore, thus saith the Lord unto you, with whom the priesthood hath continued through the lineage of your fathers. . . .’ (D&C 86:8.) “‘Oh,’ I can hear some of you say, ‘there must be something wrong with that statement, for I am the only member of my family who has joined the Church. How could I have received the priesthood from my parents?’ “In this scripture the Lord was not talking about your priesthood line of authority. He was talking about your inherited right to receive and use priesthood power. This readiness to listen and believe is an inherited gift which enabled you to recognize and accept the truth. Jesus explained this thought as he said: ‘My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.’ (John 10:27.) “That spirit of acceptance is a manifestation of your inherited right to priesthood blessings. Such willingness to believe does not represent predestination, but it does represent foreordination. The Lord continues the revelation: ‘For ye are lawful heirs, according to the flesh, and have been hid from the world with Christ in God.’ (D&C 86:9.) “This means we receive a right to priesthood blessings from our blood ancestry. I hope you can understand that priesthood with its accompanying blessings is dependent to a great degree on family relationship.” (In Conference Report, Apr. 1975, p.103; or Ensign, May 1975, p. 71.)

Some mistakenly assume or claim that one or both of these “the rod and root of Jesse” refer to John the Revelator. John the Revelator was the cousin of Jesus Christ- he was a pure-blooded Jew. Both of his parents were “as pure blooded of the tribe of Judah” as you can get. Right off the bat that eliminates John the Revelator by right of lineage. But more than that, this prophet is to receive his keys “in the last days”- John received his keys over 2000 years ago in a completely different dispensation. People make this mistake in assuming that John the Revelator is to be this prophet because in the Doctrine and Covenants John is identified as an Elias to restore Israel. The problem with this is that Moses, Elijah and every other angel that appeared in the Kirtland Temple were all Eliases for the gathering of Israel. Secondly, Joseph Smith in the quote we just had above, made it clear that all those angels that appeared pre-1844 were not this prophet. John the Revelator is an Elias and his work is with the lost 10 tribes. He is not the root. Joseph on the other hand, there is a multitude of quotes from early prophets of the church clearly identifying one of Joseph’s parents being from the tribe of Ephraim and the other from the tribe of Judah (Jesse). There is a quote referencing Joseph being “a pure blooded Ephraimite” but this is taken out of context and explained in the Journal of Discourses, 2:268:

“Although President Young identified Joseph Smith as a “pure Ephraimite” so far as the Prophet’s family or blood lines were concerned, Brigham Young and others have recognized that (1) Joseph Smith was from a Gentile nation and (2) some of Joseph Smith’s progenitors may have come from bloodlines other than that of Ephraim.”

So bottom line, the only modern-day prophet who can fit the bill for the rod and the root of Jesse (the right by lineage) is Joseph Smith.

Going way back to the chronology that Jesus laid out in 3 Nephi, after Joseph Smith is resurrected, after he is shot forth as the arrow, after he is raised up as the ensign, he will restore celestial law, he will reveal the secret acts of men (Alma 37), and then he will call the 10 tribes home. In this paper/video I won’t go into detail on the ten tribes or of their return, I will just simply say it is in the 10th Article of Faith and Jesus lays out chronologically what happens as they return and what happens after they return from 3 Nephi 21:12-25. Joseph Smith shall return, that is my testimony, but am I the only one with such a testimony? Am I the only one with such knowledge and teaching such? No. Not only did Jesus Christ know and openly teach it, not only did Joseph Smith know this doctrine and openly teach it, but so did the early leaders and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They longed for and “watered their pillow by night” wishing that they would see the day of their beloved prophet’s return. I would just ask before I go into these quotes, how many members of the church today, long for Joseph’s return? How many members of the church today even care if he comes back? Such members don’t grasp the magnitude of the man that was the Prophet Joseph Smith. Such people would woefully, ignorantly, shamefully, put modern prophets that followed Joseph Smith in the church on the same pedestal as Joseph Smith himself. There is a reason why every prophet from Brigham Young to today has said something along the lines of, “what am I going to say to Joseph Smith?” All great men in their own rights, but all know that besides the Savior of the world (who was obviously the greatest and the Savior) there is no one who has come close to the Prophet Joseph Smith.

Parley P. Pratt, when he learned of Joseph Smith’s death: “I walked onward, weighed down as it were unto death. When I could endure it no longer, I cried out aloud, saying, ‘Oh, Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Thee, show me what these things mean, and what I shall say to Thy people?’ “Suddenly the Spirit of God came upon me, and filled my heart with joy and gladness indescribable; and while the spirit of revelation glowed in my bosom with as visible a warmth and gladness as if it were fire, the Spirit said unto me, ‘Lift up your head and rejoice. For behold, it is well with my servants Joseph and Hyrum. My servant Joseph still holds the keys of my kingdom in this dispensation, and he shall stand in due time on the earth, in the flesh, and fulfill that to which he is appointed.’” (Parley P. Pratt, Autobiography of Parley P. Pratt, (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1938, 1970), p. 333; emphasis added.)

Joseph Smith, to the Nauvoo Legion in his last address: “Those who are your friends are my friends, and I promise you when I come again, I will lead you forth, so that where I am you shall be with me.” (Autobiography of Wandle Mace, typescript, BYU Special Collections, pp. 131-132; emphasis added.)

Joseph Smith, to the Nauvoo Legion the final time: “‘Boys—he always called us ‘his boys’—don’t be sad, don’t be cast down, I will come back again.’ After a little hesitation he added, ‘as soon as I can.’ That expression, ‘as soon as I can,’ sank deep into my heart and confirmed my fears. I never expected to see him again alive. The sad expression upon his face as he looked upon us, ‘his boys,’ for the last time I shall never forget. I felt in my inmost soul that he was going to be butchered, and we should see him no more alive.” (Autobiography of Wandle Mace, typescript, BYU Special Collections, pp. 145-146; emphasis added.)

Brigham Young:

“Joseph Smith, Junior, will again be on this earth dictating plans . . . and he will never cease his operations, under the directions of the Son of God, until the last ones of the children of men are saved that can be, from Adam till now.” (Brigham Young, October 9, 1859, Journal of Discourses 7:289; emphasis added)

“There is an almighty work to perform in the spirit world. Joseph has not yet got through there. When he finishes his mission in the spirit world, he will be resurrected, but he is not yet done there. . . . When his spirit again quickens his body, he will ascend to heaven, present his resurrected body to the Father and the Son, receive his commission as a resurrected being, and visit his brethren on this earth, as did Jesus after His resurrection.” (Brigham Young, March 15, 1857, Journal of Discourses 4:285-286.)

“I will refer you to a discourse I delivered here last season upon the subject of the resurrection and the Millennium. . . . Joseph, Hyrum, Father Smith and many others will be there to dictate and preside. Joseph will stand at the head of this dispensation and hold the keys of it, for they are not taken from him; they never were in time; they never will be in eternity. I shall be there if I live or if I die.” (Brigham Young, April 8, 1853, Journal of Discourses 6:308.)

“I said to Brother Joseph, the spring before he was killed, ‘You are laying out work for twenty years.’ He replied, ‘You have as yet scarcely begun to work; but I will set you enough to last you during your lives, for I am going to rest.’ All I can do or ask now is to do the work, so that it will be right and acceptable to him when he comes here again.” (Brigham Young, October 7, 1857, Journal of Discourses 5:331; emphasis added.)

Heber C. Kimball:

“Do you suppose that if Brother Brigham were to die tomorrow, and if Joseph is resurrected, which he will be so soon as his mission is filled in the spirit world, that Joseph will permit Brother Brigham’s body to remain any longer in the grave than may be requisite? No, for he then will have need of the assistance of his faithful resurrected brethren, as he now has of faithful spirits.” (Heber C. Kimball, March 15, 1857, Journal of Discourses 4:294-295; emphasis added)

“I am pretty sure of one thing: we shall go to Jackson County, Missouri; that is, those who do right and honor their callings, doing what they have been told to do. You will be blessed, and you will see the day when Presidents [Brigham] Young, [Heber C.] Kimball, and [Daniel H.] Wells, and the Twelve Apostles will be in Jackson County, Missouri, laying out your inheritances. In the flesh? Of course. We should look well without being in the flesh! We shall be there in the flesh, and all our enemies cannot prevent it.

“Brother Wells, you may write that. You will be there, and Willard [Richards] will be there, and also Jedediah [M. Grant], and Joseph and Hyrum Smith, and David [W. Patten], and Parley [P. Pratt]; and the day will be when I will see those men in the general assembly of the Church of the First Born, in the great council of God in Jerusalem, too. Will we want you to be along? I heard Joseph say twice that Brother Brigham and I should be in that council in Jerusalem, when there should be a uniting of the two divisions of God’s government.” (Heber C. Kimball, April 7, 1861, Journal of Discourses 9:27)

Heber C. Kimball told the Saints in Nauvoo that “Joseph will be the first man who will rise from the dead, and then all men according to their proper order.” (History of the Church 7:340)

Brigham Young:

“If we ask who will stand at the head of the resurrection in this last dispensation, the answer is: Joseph Smith, Junior, the Prophet of God. He is the man who will be resurrected and receive the keys of the resurrection, and he will seal this authority upon others, and they will hunt up their friends and resurrect them when they shall have been officiated for, and bring them up.

“And we will have revelations to know our forefathers clear back to Father Adam and Mother Eve, and we will enter into the temples of God and officiate for them. Then man will be sealed to man until the chain is made perfect back to Adam, so that there will be a perfect chain of priesthood from Adam to the winding-up scene.” (Brigham Young, August 24, 1872, Journal of Discourses 15:138-139)

“Joseph Smith holds the keys of this last dispensation, and is now engaged behind the veil in the great work of the last days. . . . No man or woman in this dispensation will ever enter into the celestial kingdom of God without the consent of Joseph Smith. From the day that the priesthood was taken from the earth to the winding-up scene of all things, every man and woman must have the certificate of Joseph Smith, Junior, as a passport to their entrance into the mansion where God and Christ are. . . .

“He holds the keys of that kingdom for the last dispensation—the keys to rule in the spirit world; and he rules there triumphantly, for he gained full power and a glorious victory over the power of Satan while he was yet in the flesh, and was a martyr to his religion and to the name of Christ, which gives him a most perfect victory in the spirit world. He reigns there as supreme a being in his sphere, capacity, and calling, as God does in heaven.” (Brigham Young, October 9, 1859, Journal of Discourses 7:289)

“Will the Saints arise from the dead? Yes. Who will know it? But a few. When the resurrection commences, I say but few will know it; and allow me to inform you, when you have seen Joseph, and Hyrum, and Father Smith, and many others, risen from the dead, and you elders go abroad preaching, you will not tell the world of their resurrection, for they will not believe it.

“You may testify that Father Smith has arisen, that Joseph and Hyrum again possess their bodies; that they again live in the flesh, and they will laugh you to scorn, and persecute you to the death, if they have the power, for your testimony’s sake.

“Will the Saints rise from the dead before the world is converted? Yes. You may despair of ever seeing all creation converted to the Lord Jesus, or to the faith of the holy gospel. Will you see the resurrection? Yes, you will be in it, and enjoy it; you will be in the first resurrection. Will the world believe it, and know of it? They will not.” (Brigham Young, October 3, 1852, Millennial Star 16:594 and Deseret News, May 11, 1854)


“These laws which ye have recd are sufficient for you both here + in the New Jerusalem”

August 27, 2020

As noted during the series on the prophetic/history of the LDS restoration series, there is a past reader of the blog who leaned toward the LDS fundamentalist version of the gospel and church history. However he has informed me that he is concerned about the fruits he has experienced in his journey through LDS fundamentalism and is therefore reconsidering the historical narrative that I have presented over the years.

I am gratified that he is willing to revisit the historical/doctrinal issues and to consider the possibility that the gospel of Brigham Young is not congruent with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Fortunately, the Utah Mormons have attempted a course correction and since rejected many of the heresies that Brigham Young introduced into the church.

There continues to be debate as to how much involvement Joseph Smith may have had in some of the teachings that Brigham Young promoted. For the purposes of this post, we are only concerned with the legitimacy of the principle of LDS polygamy, not who the originator of it was.

I have written several articles on the topic of polygamy including the ones listed at the end of this post.

However there is a very significant nail in the coffin of the polygamy debate that I do not recall ever mentioning in a blog post so I thought I would do so at this time.

The story begins with the historical background behind Section 42 of the modern Doctrine and Covenants which is referred to as the “Law“.

Section 42 is actually a composite of several other earlier revelations.

“Church leaders first published the material considered the law as three chapters of the Book of Commandments (chapters 44, 46, and 47 ) with an additional revelation received in the middle by Joseph and Sidney which was included in Chapter 45. This material was later rearranged slightly, combining Chapters 44, and 47 to form what is now Section 42 of the LDS edition of the Doctrine and Covenants; Chapter 46 became what is now Section 43; and Chapter 45 has become Section. 44. (See Hearken Oh Ye People page 103 by Staker)

Few people realize this, some of the early revelations came as a result of questions that the elders were asking the Lord. Sadly, later editions of some of these revelations edited out the foundational questions of the elders which prompted the revelatory responses from the Lord. Knowing what the questions were gives greater clarity and historical background to the responses the Lord gave.

For instance, one of the questions asked in what became known as section 42 is-

“Shall the Church come to gether into one place or continue in seperate establishments?”

The following passages contained in section 42 were in answer to the above question from the elders-

Hearken oh ye Elders of my Church who have assembled yourselves together in my name even Jesus Christ the Son of the living God the Saveiour of the World in as much as they believe on my name & keep my Commandments again I say unto you hearken & hear & obey the Law which I shall give unto you for Verily I say as ye have assembled yourselves together according to <​the​> commandment wherewith I commanded you & are agreed as touching this one thing & have asked me <​the Father​> in my name even so ye shall receive

Behold verily I say unto you I give unto you this first commandment that [p. 62] ye shall go forth in my name every one of you excepting my servents Joseph & Sidney [Rigdon] & I give unto them a commandment that they shall go forth for a little Season & it shall be given by the power of my spirit when they shall retun return & ye shall go forth in the power of my spirit preaching my Gospel two by two in my name lifting up your voices as with the voice of a Trump declaring my word like unto Angels of God & ye shall go forth baptizing with water saying repent ye repent ye for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand & from this place ye shall go forth into the region westward & in as much as ye shall find my Deciples ye shall build up my Church in evry region until the time shall come when it shall be revealed unto you from on high & the city of the New Jerusalem shall be prepared that ye may be gethered in one that ye may be my people & I will be your God & again I say unto you that my servent Edward [Partridge] shall stand in the office wherewith I have appointed him & it shall come to pass that if he transgress another shall be appointed in his stead even so amen

As you can see, it is helpful to understand that the Lord was responding to questions from the Elders.

According to historian Mark Lyman Staker, another question-

“got right to the heart of the issue: asking,

‘[What is ] the Law regulating the Church in her present situation till the time o her gathering[?]

The answer was in the next two paragraphs (D&C 42 :11-69). The question contained the assumption that the law could change when the New Jerusalem was established and the gathering occurred; but an unpublished portion of the revelation clarified:

“These laws which ye have recd are sufficient for you both here + in the New Jerusalem”

Oh My Gosh!

There you have the answer to the polygamy question in one simple clarification from the Lord which was deleted out of the canonized version of the revelation!

One of the critical answers to one of the critical questions provided in the original revelations had to do with whether or not the law given in section 42, including the law of cleaving to just one wife, would eventually be replaced with a higher law in the future.

Just shortly after the Lord states in section 42 that “thou shalt love thy wife with all thy heart & <​shall​> Cleave unto her & none else..” the Lord makes a clarifying declaration that cannot easily be misundersthood-

“These laws which ye have recd are sufficient for you both here + in the New Jerusalem” Josephsmithpapers)

Pretty clear cut don’t you think?

All of the laws given in Section 42, including the law of cleaving only to one wife, were laws that would be applicable to life in the New Jerusalem. There would not be a higher marital law than the law of monogamy that would eventually be revealed.

As if the above passage is not powerful enough, section 42 reveals that in 1831, the fulness of the gospel was on the earth and was contained in the Bible and the Book of Mormon

12 And again, the elders, priests and teachers of this church shall teach the principles of my gospel, which are in the Bible and the Book of Mormon, in the which is the fulness of the gospel.

13 And they shall observe the covenants and church articles to do them, and these shall be their teachings, as they shall be directed by the Spirit.

14 And the Spirit shall be given unto you by the prayer of faith; and if ye receive not the Spirit ye shall not teach.

If the fulness of the gospel was on the earth in 1831, how can it become even fuller by changing the law of marriage?

Have you ever tried to reconcile the heretical narrative in section 132 out of the Bible and the Book of Mormon?

It cannot be done.

So much for the theory that the law of monogamy was only a temporary lesser law that needed to eventually be upgraded to a higher law once the saints were to gather to the New Jerusalem.

The above passages reveal that Section 132 is a false revelation.

It is remarkable how the Lord allowed certain very significant parts of the prophetic text to be obscured so that abominations could occur in the church and yet, the evidence was preserved and is still recoverable for those of us who are seeking to connect all of the pieces of the puzzle.

Praise God

The Spiritual Wife Doctrine

The Spirit of Whoredoms hath caused them to err

Analysis of Section 132

The Spirit of Whoredoms

CELIBACY, the Doctrine of Marriage & the Shaker Connection

the Unrestrained Pondering and Pontifications of a Heretic

An Open Debate concerning the Spiritual Wife Doctrine

The Spiritual Wife Doctrine-read by Mrs. Watcher
Analysis of Section 132 Part 1 read by Mrs. Watcher
Analysis of Setion 132 Part 2 read by Mrs. Watcher
The Spirit of Whoredoms hath Caused them to Err read by Mrs.
 
Celibacy, the Doctrine of Marriage and the Shaker Connection
The Spiritual Wife Doctrine-read by Mrs. Watcher
Analysis of Section 132 Part 1 read by Mrs. Watcher
Analysis of Section 132 Part 2 read by Mrs. Watcher
The Spirit of Whoredoms hath Caused them to Err read by Mrs.

The Truth About the Prophetic History of the LDS Restoration: A Microcosmic Summary- Part 5

August 25, 2020
  1. Historical/Prophetic Truth #4 The return of Joseph Smith and his associates to go forth among the gentiles for the last time, to testify and warn the people and to bind up the law and seal up the testimony, and to prepare the saints for the hour of judgment which is to come

     

As mentioned previously, the listing of historical truths that we are going to discuss is subject to modification as I continue to review the revelations chronologically looking for the most notable prophetic historical milestones of the restoration.

In some cases, things are jumping out at me that I do not recall noticing before.

Because of this, some topics may be added and some will be changed in their chronological order.

Truth #4 was going to address the truth about the true meaning and timing of the marvelous work and a wonder spoken of by Isaiah and the Book of Mormon. However, that prophetic/historic topic has been pushed back.

It has occurred to me as I have been parsing God’s word to the saints in the early, foundational revelations that the next notable topic revealed by God, has to do with how the fall of Joseph Smith and the apostacy of the church will be remedied.

The remedy takes place via the return of Joseph Smith and others to set things in order, prepare the saints, and gather the elect.

The remedy of Joseph Smith returning was implied but not clearly set forth in Historic Truth # 1 which addressed the truth about Joseph’s fallibility and eventual fall from his office and calling.

That epiphany begs a deep dive into the biblical profile of Joseph Smith from the ancient prophecies in the Old Testament which reveals a much deeper narrative regarding Joseph Smith’s calling as an intercessor that takes upon himself the sins of latter day Isreal.

Joseph’s return is integral to solving the problem of the broken covenant and universal apostacy of the restored Church of Christ.

It is when he returns that the everlasting covenant is reestablished. (see D&C 1)

I am therefore making the historic/prophetic event of Joseph’s return a specific and singular topic of it’s own and placing it in the number 4 position.

Even though the first clear cut reference to Joseph and others coming back in the third watch with the voice of warning was not revealed until November of 1831, the Lord instructed Joseph to make that revelation the preface of the Book of Commandments and the Doctrine and Covenants.

Hence, one of the first things the Lord wanted future generations to learn is that Joseph and his associates that published the Book of God’s commandments would return with the “voice of warning” and mend the breach between God and his people.

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.

Clearly, it is the servants of God who published the book of God’s commandments that return with the voice of warning.

Joseph’s Ministry is Prolonged

Another reason why I feel compelled to list this topic in the forth position has to do with a keyword back in section 5 which was modified from chapter 4 of the Book of Commandments.

In the passage, the Lord foresees the lying in wait of the enemy to destroy Joseph Smith and cryptically informs Joseph that his “days” will be “prolonged”. (4:11)

Although history informs is that Joseph was destroyed in the flesh by the enemy, a provision has been enacted by the Lord to enable Joseph to complete his assignments and eventually be lifted up at the last day.

Clearly, the adversary was successful in causing the saints to stumble. He was successful in destroying Joseph off the face of the earth. However Joseph’s days will be prolonged. Webster informs us that the word “prolonged” means “Lengthened in duration or space

Joseph’s life would be lengthened in duration or space, enabling him to resume and complete his prophetic calling.

Incredible.

That is how Joseph could stumble and fall and be destroyed in the flesh by the enemy and fail to gather Israel and yet still fulfill his mission!

Isaiah 49 contains the Davidic lamentation that assures us that even though the first attempt at gathering Israel was in vain, Joseph would yet be glorious in the eyes of the Lord and would raise up the tribes of Jacob and restore the preserved of Israel:

Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the Lord, and my work with my God.

And now, saith the Lord that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the Lord, and my God shall be my strength.

And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.

The word “prolonged” is also used prophetically in 2nd nephi 1 and 2 to describe how Lehi’s rebellious sons could eventually arise from the dust after death and believe!

According to Lehi, after Adam and Eve had been driven from the garden and brought forth the family of all the earth, it was revealed that their days upon the earth would be prolonged so that they could repent while in the flesh-

19 And after Adam and Eve had partaken of the forbidden fruit they were driven out of the garden of Eden, to till the earth.

20 And they have brought forth children; yea, even the family of all the earth.

21 And the days of the children of men were prolonged, according to the will of God, that they might repent while in the flesh; wherefore, their state became a state of probation, and their time was lengthened, according to the commandments which the Lord God gave unto the children of men. For he gave commandment that all men must repent; for he showed unto all men that they were lost, because of the transgression of their parents. (2nd Nephi)

It appears from other passages that those who did not accept the fulness of the gospel when offered the first time, prior to their probation being prolonged, will not inherit the highest salvation in the kingdom of the Father but will nonetheless be saved.

This topic has previously been discussed and will again be discussed in a future post. For now, I simply want to observe that in one of the earliest revelations, God may be giving us a cryptic hint as to how Joseph will overcome the enemy in the secret chambers that killed him.

The Martyrdom of Joseph was foretold by the Lord

It is remarkable how the Lord suggests in two different revelations that Joseph may be slain:

22 And that you be firm in keeping the commandments wherewith I have commanded you; and if you do this, behold I grant unto you eternal life, even if you should be slain. (D&C 5)

29 Verily, verily, I say unto you, if they reject my words, and this part of my gospel and ministry, blessed are ye, for they can do no more unto you than unto me.

30 And even if they do unto you even as they have done unto me, blessed are ye, for you shall dwell with me in glory.

31 But if they reject not my words, which shall be established by the testimony which shall be given, blessed are they, and then shall ye have joy in the fruit of your labors. ((D&C 6)

will & will again

There is actually another reason why I feel that the miraculous return of Joseph was disclosed by the Lord very early in the latter day saint restoration movement. I was reminded of this while working on this post by an email that a reader in Boise sent me. It was short and to the point:

Compare the modern section 3

 


I had forgotten about the “will & will again be called to the work..” text that has been expurgated from most editions by well meaning editors.

Let’s compare the original revelation with the later modification

Original 1833 Book of Commandments
Chapter 2
1835 Doctrine and Covenants

 

Currently Section 3 in Modern Versions

Remember also the Promises which were made to you if you transgressed them & behold how oft you have transgressed them Laws of God & have gone on in the Persuasions of men for behold you should not have feared men more then God although men set at naught the councils of God & dispise his words yet you should have been faithful & he would have extended his arm & supported you against all the firey darts of the advisary & he would have been with you in evry time of trouble behold thou art Joseph & thou wast chosen to do the work of the Lord but because of transgression thou mayest fall but remember God is merciful therefore repent of that which thou hast done & he will only cause thee to be afflicted for a season & thou art still chosen & will & will again be called to the work & except Thou do this thou shalt be delivered up & become as other men & have no more gift & when thou deliveredst up that Which that which God had given thee right to Translate thou deliveredest up that which was Sacred into the hands of a wicked man who has Set at naught the Councils of God & hath broken the most Sacred promises which was made before God & hath depended upon his own Judgement & boasted in his own arm wisdom & this is the reason that thou hast lost thy Privileges for a Season for thou hast suffered that the council of thy directors to be trampeled upon from the begining for as the knowledge of a Saveiour hath come to the world so shall the knowledge of my People the Nephities & the Jacobites &

remember also the promises which were made to you, if you did not transgress them.

And behold, how aoft you have btransgressed the commandments and the laws of God, and have gone on in the cpersuasions of men.

For, behold, you should not have afeared man more than God. Although men set at naught the counsels of God, and bdespise his words—

Yet you should have been faithful; and he would have extended his arm and asupported you against all the fiery bdarts of the cadversary; and he would have been with you in every time of dtrouble.

9 Behold, thou art Joseph, and thou wast chosen to do the work of the Lord, but because of transgression, if thou art not aware thou wilt afall.

10 But remember, God is merciful; therefore, repent of that which thou hast done which is contrary to the commandment which I gave you, and thou art still chosen, and art aagain called to the work;

11 Except thou ado this, thou shalt be delivered up and become as other men, and have no more gift.

12 And when thou deliveredst up that which God had given thee sight and power to atranslate, thou deliveredst up that which was bsacred into the hands of a wicked cman,

13 Who has set at naught the counsels of God, and has broken the most sacred promises which were made before God, and has depended upon his own judgment and aboasted in his own wisdom.

14 And this is the reason that thou hast lost thy privileges for a season—

15 For thou hast suffered the counsel of thy adirector to be trampled upon from the beginning.

THOU ART STILL CHOSEN & WILL & WILL AGAIN BE CALLED TO THE WORK!

Indeed, Joseph was afflicted for a season and yet was called again
and will again be called to the work [in the 3rd watch]

It is remarkable just how much of the future history was disclosed so early on by the Lord.

Interestingly many of the comparisons between the Book of Commandments and the Doctrine and Covenants don’t even show the “will & will again” text because they just assume it is human error by the scribe that wrote it. Hence it is edited out.

Since I have already provided overwhelming prophetic evidence of Joseph Smith’s return in the 3rd watch in previous posts, I will not beat a dead horse. I will simply provide the following link for those not familiar with the plathora of prophetic utterances that speak of this coming event:

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

This is how our chronological listing currently stands with number 4 being addressed in this post and presumably the Marvelous Work being listed in a latter position of major issues revealed by the Lord. ( however now that section 1 has been introduced, other topics may arise since it is pregnant with prophetic disclosures.

  • Historical/Prophetic Truth #1 Joseph Smith’s fallibility and his fall from his office (which prompts us to review his biblical profile and his intercessory calling)

     

     

  • Historical/Prophetic Truth #2 God’s intention to establish His church as it was anciently, including the law of having all things common.

  • Historical/Prophetic Truth #3 Church fallibility and God’s warning that he would deliver the saints over to Satan if they harden their hearts

 

  • Historical/Prophetic Truth #4 The return of Joseph Smith and his associates to go forth among the gentiles for the last time, to testify and warn the people and to bind up the law and seal up the testimony, and to prepare the saints for the hour of judgment which is to come;

     

     

The purpose of this excercize is to reconstruct the true prophetic history of the LDS restoration by simply parsing through the words of God chronologically as he instructed Joseph Smith and the saints of the restoration.

As we do this, a remarkable narrative emerges that surely must be inconceivable to the carnal mind. Even those of us with faith in God’s unconditional promises may struggle to wrap their minds around them.

It seems to me that the deepest mysteries that require the most faith to believe, having to do with understanding the bizarre events of the LDS restoration, would prudently have been addressed much later as the history of the restoration progressed.

But what do I know?

God’s ways are not my ways.

God chose to do the opposite as he began communicating with Joseph Smith and the saints.

God addresses the most controversial and faith demanding issues right up front within his very first revelations.

I am not finding fault with the content that God chose to disclose as he layed out the future history of the movement line upon line. I am simply amazed and mystified by it.

Clearly, the majority of the saints living at the time had no comprehension of what was being said in some of those cryptic passages. Those of us living in the end times are the real beneficiaries of the revelations because we have the advantage of 20/20 historical hind-site and the ability to see the fulfillment of prophecy intersect with the fulfillment of history.

The opening passages in the Book of Revelation are worth taking note of at this time as they are applicable to what was being revealed through Joseph Smith.

1 The Revelation of John, a servant of God, which was given unto him of Jesus Christ, to show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass, that he sent and signified by his angel unto his servant John,

2 Who bore record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.

3 Blessed are they who read, and they who hear and understand the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein, for the time of the coming of the Lord draweth nigh

The revelation of future events was given to man from God and certified by agents who bore record of the truthfulness of the prophecies. Those that read and believe and understand will be blessed.

Are these prophecies in the early restoration scriptures not true prophetic words given to Joseph smith?

In law there is a principle called “Constructive Notice” .

It is a legal term that apparently means someone is assumed to have knowledge of an event or transaction by virtue of the fact that it’s in the public record. This principle is based on the premise that someone cannot deny knowledge of a fact because he has a duty to inquire about it.

In a sense, God was creating a “Public Record of Notice” in the revelations that he gave to all those that were willing to read them.


Notice how God begins his revelations by addressing the humanness and fallibility of Joseph Smith and the fact that he would eventually stumble and fall from his calling. This directs us to more closely parse through and evaluate all of the biblical prophecies pertaining to Joseph Smith, the last great prophet of the restoration.

By so doing, a much deeper prophetic narrative emerges showing that Joseph Smith was acting as an intercessor, burdened with, and eventually acting out the sins of apostate Israel.

Next, God declares his intention to restore his church and establish it as he did anciently, which he did.

In changing the same revelation two years later he speaks of plagues that will go forth which implies that the church would flee back into the wilderness of darkness as quickly as it came out of the wilderness of darkness. Future revelations would provide even more clarity on the matter.

Next he addresses the fallibility of the restored church and warned them that he will “deliver them over to Satan” if they harden their hearts. History shows that he did deliver them over to Satan.

Finally, God informs us that Joseph will return with others to remedy the problem. All of this is covered in the early, foundational revelations.

Praise God


What is a Testimony?

August 22, 2020

Over the years I have been pretty outspoken about what the term “testimony” actually means according to scripture.

and now, after the many testimonies which have been given of him, “..this is the TESTIMONY last of all which we give of him that he lives, for was saw him even on the right hand of God and heard the voice bearing witness that he is the only begotten of the Father

It seems pretty obvious to me that a person needs to see and hear Christ to actually have a “testimony” of him. All others may have a strong belief, and faith in the existence of Christ, but they do not have the testimony of Christ, at least not according to how the term is being referred to in Section 76.

Several days ago I got the following email from a reader which I thought might stimulate some thought.

Enjoy-

“I was searching the Scriptures today and studying the word “testimony”. 

I went through the entire Topical Guide and read every verse on testimony. I found it interesting that the Bible Dictionary, at least in the Scriptures that I have, the word “testimony” is not found. It might be on the online version somewhere. 

Something interesting occurred while researching. Almost every use of the word “testimony” without exception is that of something that someone had seen and or heard. 

The way the Scriptures use testimony is not the way that I grew up understanding testimony. It’s not something born to you by the Holy Ghost to be known as true. 

Something akin to what Dieter F. Uchtdorf in Oct. 2006 teaches about the subject. 

“”for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy” (Revelation 19:10). 

We receive this testimony when the Holy Spirit speaks to the spirit within us.”

Based on my research and study, that is what we call revelation and not a testimony. 

Everyone’s testimony in the Scriptures is something that they saw and heard. And the prophet’s testimony is that they had actually SEEN Jesus. 

But when you get to Revelation chapter 19 it says that the spirit of prophecy is a testimony. 

So just what is the “spirit of prophecy”? I went through and search that specific phrase. 

Almost every single account where the “spirit of prophecy” was used, was done by someone who was testifying of Jesus Christ and his FUTURE coming. He was prophesying of something that he knew would happen because he knew that Jesus was real. 

The only one that did not fit that mold was Amulek. Amulek stands up to the people of Ammonihah and is a second witness to Alma, but he was visited by an angel. 

I don’t know if during the time that he was taught and nurtured by Alma if he had an experience with Christ or not. 

I then went and researched the “spirit of prophecy” in the Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith and he uses “testimony” interchangeably with “witness” when referring to the spirit of prophecy. 

So I guess when we stand up on fast and testimony Sundays and bear our testimonies, do we really have a textbook scriptural definition of testimony or is it nothing more than a profession of belief? 

Even more poignant, has the prophet or the twelve had that special “witness”? 

The reason I ask is they’re very quick to bear their “witness”, but have they ever spoken about the “spirit of prophecy” in conjunction to that witness?

The only who comes close is Bruce R. McConkie after being called to the Twelve in 1973. 

“This gift is elsewhere described as the testimony of Jesus, which is the spirit of prophecy. This is my gift. I know this work is true.

I have a perfect knowledge that Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God and that he was crucified for the sins of the world. I know that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God”

It’s subtle, but very important. He says he has a perfect knowledge that Christ was crucified. Why not resurrected? To know that Christ died is one thing, but to know that he’s resurrected? That’s a completely different meaning. 

So I wanted to see who else might have tackled this issue. I searched the Journals of Discourse and all General Conference addresses up till now for that phrase and no one uses it correctly. 

Could this might be a way to detect false prophets?

I wanted to see where the deviation from Jospeh and the scriptures took place. Who started the trend to have refer to the “spirit of prophecy” as a “testimony” or “witness of Christ” to just the Holy Ghost or revelation. 

It looks like all this may have started with Brigham Young in May 1868. 

“The written word which we have, namely, the Old and New Testament, the Book of Mormon, and the Book of Doctrine and Covenants all agree in testifying that Jesus is the Christ, but no man can know this without the testimony of Jesus, which is the spirit of prophecy. Rev. 19:10 Flesh and blood did not reveal that fact to Peter, but the Father who is in heaven. Matt. 16:17 By this power do we known that Christ lives and is the Savior of the world, and has commenced His work in the last days”

Though he doesn’t come out and say that the testimony of Jesus is given to us by the Holy Ghost he implies it. 

A few years later Charles W. Penrose in Jan. 1881 confused the two.

“It is the spirit of revelation, the spirit of Jesus, which is the spirit of prophecy. Rev. 19:10 This spirit quickens the whole body.”

Delbert Stapley made this conclusion in Oct. 1966. 

“The Holy Ghost is the spirit of prophecy.“

From there are have a complete misrepresentation of Jospeh’s words. 

S. Dilworth Young in Apr 1974 said, 

“Was it not the Prophet Joseph who said that the spirit of the Holy Ghost is the spirit of prophecy?”

Twenty years go by in Oct. 1994 we have the definition that seems to be what we’re using today to teach youth and members what a testimony is by Robert D. Hales. 

“A testimony is the spirit of prophecy (see  Rev. 19:10) It is a personal revelation from God, revealing the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

So if a testimony has been changed from a witness of Christ’s divinity to a revelation, then what has the role of a prophet turned into?

Surprisingly enough, in that same conference David B. Haight addressed that very subject defining a latter day prophet. 

“A prophet is one who knows by personal revelation from the Holy Ghost that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, for “the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy,” as the Prophet Joseph taught us  Rev. 19:10 (see also Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 119). Thus every prophet bears record of Jesus Christ.”

Did you see that? I never would’ve questioned it if I hadn’t previously done my homework. 

This is what happens when we don’t use the scriptures as our standard and focus more on the words of men. 

Surprisingly enough, Dallin H. Oaks in Oct. 1990 seems to be the only one who gets that it’s a personal eye-witness that needs to happen and the Holt Ghost must be present to confirm it. It must be his legal background that helped him come to this conclusion. 

“Anna and Simeon were eyewitnesses to the infant, but, just like the Apostles, their knowledge of his divine mission came through the witness of the Holy Ghost. “The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”  Rev. 19:10 Therefore, we can properly say that when each received this witness, Simeon was a prophet and Anna was a prophetess. Each then fulfilled the prophetic duty to testify to those around them. As Peter said, “To [Christ] give all the prophets witness.”  Acts 10:43 This was what Moses meant when he expressed the wish “that all the Lord’s people were prophets, and that the Lord would put his spirit upon them!”  Num. 11:29

The scriptures describe other occasions when ordinary members—men and women—bore witness of Christ. The Book of Mormon tells of King Lamoni and his queen, who testified of their Redeemer. (See  Alma 19).”

So The Holy Ghost is involved, but it’s only to testify or witness that what is being seen or witnessed is of God. This explains why Paul said “no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost” (1 Cor. 12:13). It must be revealed to them that what they are seeing or witnessing truly is the resurrected messiah.

There are a few times where in the Book of Mormon, the “spirit of Prophecy” is used to find bad guys. 

Alma 16:5 is one. 

“… having heard that he had the spirit of prophecy, therefore they went unto him and desired of him to know whither the Lord would that they should go into the wilderness in search of their brethren, who had been taken captive by the Lamanites.”

While I don’t fully understand the use of the phrase in that context, it seems to that those who have this testimony are able to see into the future to prophecy with the help of the Holy Ghost. 

Please double check my work and see if I missed anything. “


The Truth About the Prophetic History of the LDS Restoration: A Microcosmic Summary- Part 4

August 17, 2020

Historical/Prophetic Truth #3 Church Infallibility and God’s warning that he would deliver the saints over to Satan if they harden their hearts

The foundational revelation that we began this listing of historical/prophetic events with, foretold how God’s servant would begin his work by bringing forth many revelations and doing mighty works. Following that he would eventually begin to boast and eventually temporarily fall from his calling.

It appears that God wanted reveal to us the fallibility of mortal church leaders at the very beginning of the restoration movement, even before Joseph Smith started his public ministry.

Once a person gets over the propensity to worship mortal prophets because of their revelatory gifts and mighty works, the Lord provides hidden treasures of knowledge embedded in ancient prophecies that provide a much deeper understanding about Joseph Smith’s very unique calling as the latter day Davidic servant. Those that dig deep looking for answers find that Joseph’s calling required him to be an intercessor that provides an intercessory atonement offering in behalf of apostate latter day Israel, just as Moses did for the children of Israel.

It appears as if the offering prevented latter day Israel from being wiped off the face of the earth once they rejected the fulness. This all provides a type and shadow of how Moses intervened in behalf of ancient Israel after they refused to repent, enter into the fulness, and see the face of God.

Those who take a deeper dive into the Biblical profile of Joseph Smith’s calling are blessed to uncover a much deeper storyline which is critical in understanding Joseph’s calling and the events of the LDS restoration movement.

The second revelatory and prophetic truth we reviewed in part three of this series builds upon that revelatory foundation. In it, God informs us of His intent to establish His church as it was anciently, which He did. (See Sections 11, 20, 42 and a host of other revelations that deal with the united order that was briefly set up.)

Building upon those two foundational prophetic foretelling’s of the emerging history of the movement, we now need to know what God had foretold regarding the future of the restored church.

This takes us back again to the prophetic text in chapter 4 of the Book of Commandments and the inspired modification of it that came two years later.

One of the foundational mantra’s of the modern LDS church is that God’s restored church can never go astray and that it has been restored for the last time. Hence the false doctrine that God’s servant’s are doctrinally infallible begets the false doctrine that God will never allow his restored church to go astray into mass apostacy.

But is that sound doctrine?

Is it consistent with what God and his prophets have established in scripture?

No.

Did the New Testament Church go astray after the truth was established among the saints of that generation?

Yes.

Did the Book of Mormon Church that Christ established in 3rd Nephi eventually go astray ?

Yes.

Both the New Testament Saints and the Book of Mormon Saints were warned that their divinely established orders would eventually dissolve and become corrupted.

The same is true of the church that Joseph Smith was instrumental in establishing.

In this 3rd episode we will briefly touch on God’s promise to deliver the church over to Satan if they harden their hearts.

Let us once again review a portion of Chapter 4 in the Book of Commandments in comparison with the inspired modified passages in Section 5 of the Doctrine and Covenants

delvered

Clearly, God put the saints on notice that if the saints harden their hearts against the word of God, he would deliver them over to Satan.

History and the current state of the modern remnants of the LDS restoration testify that we have been delivered over to Satan and are in a full blown apostacy.

We have already reviewed God’s intention to establish his church as it was anciently. Now we need to focus on the above warning that if that generation should harden their hearts, God would deliver them up unto Satan.

It is remarkable to realize that probably most orthodox members of the modern church are completely oblivious to the warning that God gave to the saints of the restoration way back in March of 1829. This is because most Mormons are unfamiliar with the Book of Commandments.

This is one of the many reasons that latter day saints have been deceived into thinking that the church can never fail. It is all according to the providence of God and how he takes away previous knowledge once His people stumble and get out of the way.

The true Church history narrative testifies that the Saints of the LDS restoration did in fact harden their hearts and become turned over to Satan.

Naturally none of us personally believe this applies to us.

The above text compares the hardness of hearts in the generation that Joseph Smith is sent to warn, with the generation of unrepentant Jews that were destroyed in the ancient siege against Jerusalem by the Roman soldiers.

Can that possibly happen in America?

The true history of the restoration validates the warning given by multiple times, in multiple ways.

We know that the leaders and members of the church were pronounced to be under condemnation by the Lord.

Is that not the same as being delivered over to Satan?

The Book of Mormon prophesied about the fall of the restored church several times which we have covered in multiple posts and in the book

sprinkled throughout the revelations that God gave to Joseph smith, the Lord warned the saints that the church could fail for numerous reasons.

We have now briefly covered three major foundational prophet themes relating to the true history of the LDS restoration.

This sets us up to review the next foundational claim

Historical/Prophetic Truth #4 The return of Joseph Smith and his associates to go forth among the gentiles for the last time, to testify and warn the people and to bind up the law and seal up the testimony, and to prepare the saints for the hour of judgment which is to come;

Keep watching


Spirit Possession and Exorcism Part 2

August 15, 2020
Continuing from part 1

This Won’t Happen to ME

It couldn’t happen to ME… or could it?

A sincerely devout Christian might say, “How can I be under the influence of a demon? I’m a good Christian!”

They might want to hear some of the stories from my Christian patients, because, in this world, ALL men are subject to Satan’s influence – Christian or not.

No time for complacency

In fact, believers in Christ are typically one of his main targets.

Satan is as intelligent as they come; his moves are as well-calculated as those of the best five-star general preparing for the final battle.

He has ample supplies, man power, and weapons. And he’s intent on keeping you from living to your potential.

A different kind of preparation

As I began to open to the possibility that satanic influences could be contributing to my patients’ physical and emotional diseases and symptoms, I decided I‘d better start getting a bit more information about their lives.

But instead of just a history of physical symptoms, I needed more.

I needed background on brothers, sisters, parents, grandparents, boyfriends, girlfriends, habits, hobbies, etc.

Eventually, I came up with a list of questions that really allowed me to see if Satan and his demons had been able to infiltrate my patients’ lives.

I asked questions about their associations growing up, about their activities and the groups to which their parents and grandparents had belonged, about their thoughts and feelings, abuse of all kinds, addiction, strange sexual habits, and even the types of movies they liked. Now, of course, this is not part of my pre-visit questionnaire!  Can you imagine going to see a doctor and having to answer these questions not knowing I was screening you for demonic influences!  I’d be surprised if I had any patients.  Quite comical!  I see many more patients with NORMAL physical and emotional ailments than patients with full blow demonic possession. As we begin an appointment and you begin to describe your symptoms I will base my questions off your answers. Often we don’t even need to go there, but if you tell me you feel like you are being attacked when you try to pray or you have constant thoughts of suicide…well, you might have a problem!  You can see the entire list of questions if you like:

My Revised Questionnaire

These are just a springboard.

As I dug deeper into my patients’ lives with this new lens, I realized the shock was just beginning.

So Much Suffering

And so the revelations begin

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Most of my patients with chronic fatigue syndrome had a history of sexual, physical or emotional abuse. Probably an estimate of 50% or more. Some abuse recent, some decades earlier.

Some even half a century earlier!

These trauma’s have to be dealt with.  If they still plague your mind and obsess your thoughts you have to consider the source being evil.  Especially if you’ve already undergone therapy with little to know improvements. Most had done very little to try to heal the trauma. Many of them had severe migraine headaches and constant muscle pain or weakness. In addition, auto-immune diseases were often given as a prior diagnosis.

Alcohol and Drug Addiction

Most Alcoholic and drug addicts would report that they didn’t want to keep up with the substance abuse but felt like there was a “power over them” and they no longer had a choice.

I remember a specific patient who had spoked marijuana for 40 years, every day!  He said, Nick, I don’t want to smoke anymore, I don’t even have cravings for it.  It’s just like someone takes my hands and arms and does it for me.”

Of course, most physicians explain this as physical addiction, but these patients reported something more involved. Recovered alcoholics and drug abusers often felt a daily struggle to return to their former lives as addicts – even though some had been sober for decades.

They reported their thoughts as obsessive and just as intense as when they were drinking. Only through sheer daily willpower do they overcome. Great applause I give them!

Anxiety and Depression

Nearly ALL depressive and anxiety patients reported obsessive thoughts. Not just thoughts about mundane things – but often – thoughts about how much they hated themselves.

They were constantly berating themselves with thoughts such as, “You’re worthless.” “You’ll never succeed in that field.” “You might as well kill yourself, everyone will be better off without you to worry about.”

In fact, most often report that these thoughts appeared in the 2nd person, as if someone else were feeding them these negative thoughts. These are actual quotes from my patients.

I couldn’t dismiss my findings.

It was becoming more apparent and nearly impossible for me to overlook the possibility that negative spiritual forces could be at the roots of many of my patient’s illnesses.

So, what next?

Breaking the News

How do I tell someone they might be possessed?

After I was finally able to convince myself that such a phenomenon as demon possession might be a likely diagnosis for some of my chronically ill patients, my first thought was, “How do I tell my patients that I think their problems are the result of demons?!”

I could just imagine the faces of my patients – their startled expressions of disbelief and – in some cases – anger – as I told them the their problems could be related to his negative spiritual forces led by an army of unseen evil spirits.

I couldn’t help but chuckle as I struggled with the severity and also the incredibility of such a suggestion. I had no idea how they’d accept such advice.

But they astounded me.

As I began to discuss these items – revealing that I thought most of their problems could be linked to demon possession – their responses were – and continue to be – really quite amazing.

(Hold on!  I constantly have to remind myself to let the reader know that just because you have a chronic illness does not mean you are possessed!  Most of my patients in a real difficult state physically, emotionally or mentally are usually caused by one thing, DISOBEDIENCE.  The neglect of God’s laws, commandments, advice, suggestions or whatever you want to call it.  They have made choices that have led them down a path that has allowed Satan more and more control and influence in their lives.  MANY of these patients could drastically improve their conditions by returning to God, repenting and giving their lives to Jesus.  Most can overcome Satan on their own by relying on him “who is might to save” and by “taking my yoke upon you for my burden is light.”   Just by having someone tell you (like me) that your current condition may have roots in satanic influence that you have willing yielded by going “your own way” and after your own desires may be enough to reconsider their course or reasons for their current circumstances.)

Understanding – and relief

Many stare at me with complete and utter amazement as I detail how some of the problems might not be their own fault.

In fact, most of my patients find the idea makes perfect sense to them as to why no other medical professionals have been able to heal or fix the problems they’ve been experiencing.

I even remember one particular woman who broke down crying and said, “This makes so much sense. This is why my life has been so difficult. This is why I can’t stay in a relationship, why I ruin my friendships and why I constantly battle thoughts that I am worthless. This is the first time in my life something a medical practitioner has told me that could really explain why this dark cloud follows me wherever I go.”

After hundreds of patients, I can really say that only on 2 occasions did someone think I was quack. (I am ok with that!) 99% thought my diagnosis was a real phenomenon and could really explain what they were going through.

But just exactly what IS demonic possession?

We also have to have a little clarity on the phrase “demonic possession.” The Greek translated “possession” in the Bible appears that way ONLY the English language does not have a word that actually corresponds to its true meaning.

You guessed it. A closer translation is “demonized.”

But, what does that mean?

Does that mean that an actual demon comes inside my body to “possess it?” Do the demons just attached to me from the outside and sort of “hang out” in my energy field or aura? Do they lodge in a certain part of the body like the head or the sex organs? Does it have size or shape? Are they in my head – is that how they manage to place these terrible thoughts of anger, rage, worthlessness, depression or anxiety?

Lots of questions, I know.

The answer is really no one knows for sure how Satan has been able to infiltrate the human soul. Notice I said “soul” – and not “spirit.” This may be a conversation for another time – to understand what he is and is NOT allowed to do.

The bottom line?

Becoming demonized, for nearly all individuals, does not indicate a full demonic possession in which you have no control of your body or your mind.

In fact, becoming demonized is actually better defined as Satan and his angels’ having place on a SPECTRUM OF INFLUENCE.

Some individuals may only be under a small influence of demonization and would be in no need of deliverance or exorcism.

But, others who have given Satan a stronghold may be more toward the severe part of the spectrum.

This stronghold can take any form.

It could be a husband or young man tormented by thoughts of a sexual nature due to a habit of pornography. He may be currently indulging in this habit, or he may have broken the habit decades ago and still be suffering from the onslaught of demonic mind control.

It could also be an abuse victim who – no matter how hard they try – cannot shake the feelings of guilt, shame, anger or fear.

Demonization can come in many forms.

But what I believe to be one of the most unfortunate and unfair parts of demonization is the very likely possibility of becoming demonized through the actions of another person.

Sure, it’s easy to understand that, if someone dabbles in witchcraft, seances, or certain new age practices, he may be opening himself up to demonization.

But, what we don’t realize is that through the words of a parent’s verbal abuse, the emotional or physical abuse of a spouse, or the heinous act of sexual exploitation via rape, child abuse, or even incest – we become vulnerable to a satanic attack that may take decades to even identify and successfully heal.

That’s the “bad” news.

The good news is that there’s hope. POWERFUL HOPE..

 

 

To read the complete article please go to the following website

Spiritual Deliverance

 


Spirit Possession and Exorcism Part 1

August 12, 2020

A Naturopathic physician in the Boise area sent me several installments of his experiences when integrating exorcism into his practice.

If you want to contact him let me know.

Spirit Possession and Exorcism 1

What about Cindy?

A difficult subject to broach

It is with some reluctance that I write about this topic of spirit possession and exorcism.

First, I know people who lack understanding or background on the subject might reject it, and second, well, it’s just plain unbelievable!

At least it was with me – for a very long time.

Only sheer desperation forced me to look into this area – and what I found was almost too much for me to consider. However, when you understand this phenomenon and its relationship to ongoing chronic illness, you can often end a cycle of chronic illness that may have continued for decades.

Help for the “untreatable”

In practice, I’ve helped many clients experience excellent success with a variety of very difficult conditions. As a result, I’ve begun to attract many whom others have written off as untreatable by their functional medicine practitioner or traditional medical doctor.

Many of these patients have spent tremendous amounts of money and have seen countless doctors with no measurable improvement.

Their symptoms often included insomnia, depression, anxiety, hormone imbalances, brain fog and ungodly amounts of chronic fatigue.

Some came with a previous incalcitrant diagnosis of Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, cancer, or multiple sclerosis that had continued for years.

Or even worse, NOTHING. They would relate that, despite the thousands of dollars in blood work, all their tests were confirmed negative. Indeed, their previous medical practitioners would often say, “We can’t find anything wrong with you.”

When they came to me, these patients would often describe their lives to be in a state of shambles – all a result of their illness.

But they didn’t leave that way.

Hope and healing

Through my treatments, many would often report significant progress – returning to work, their hobbies and productive, happy lives.

All practitioners knowingly deal with a balance of wanting to help every one of their patients and realizing that they may not be able to help some. Some patients did report significant side effects, or they felt that their progress was too slow. Some just plain resisted treatment.

For me, though some days involved struggles, most brought successes.

The path that forever altered my life

Toward the end of a fairly normal day, into my office walked a new patient – with her mother and grandmother. The patient, let’s call her “Cindy,” was about 7 years old, and all three were very pleasant.

We chatted for some time, and the child was full of life. From what I could see, quiet healthy.

Finally, I asked her mother, “Well, what can I help you with today? She seems to be quite healthy already!”

Her mother began to then explain that Cindy was experiencing a significant amount of anxiety. I was expecting a bit of social shyness or something of that nature, but what the mother then spoke was even a bit shocking for me.

A shocking revelation

“Well…she says she keeps having these bad thoughts that she is going to kill someone.” I took a double take at this happy little girl sitting on the table in front of me and thought “No,…that can’t be.”

The mother continued, “She says things like, “Mommy, what if I grow up one day to be a killer?” and “Mommy, for some reason I really feel like someday I am going to hurt someone.” or “Mommy, I really don’t like these thoughts. I can’t get rid of them, and I don’t want to kill someone.””

I asked a bit of history regarding Cindy’s father. Her mother related that they were not together for very long and he had left town when she was a baby and had never returned. I asked about any known physical, emotional or sexual abuse. “No,” the mother answered. Choices of entertainment? “We are very careful about what she watches,” replied Mom.

After several minutes of questioning, with the intent of finding something I could go on as to why this sweet little girl was experiencing such terrible anxiety, I came up with absolutely nothing. I prescribed some specific homeopathic remedies for anxiety and told the family I expected her to make some improvements – but I had to say I had identified no solid reason as to where these thoughts were coming from or why they were affecting her.

I couldn’t get her out of my head

Cindy’s case bothered me. Greatly as a matter of fact. Why would a child, of all people, be experiencing such invasive and evil thoughts and at no fault of her own? How about mother (Dad was no longer around) or Grandmother? Nothing seemed abnormal with their behavior toward her.

Over the years, I’ve dealt with many severe cases of sexual and emotional abuse, physical trauma, and other very heinous crimes, so I felt pretty adept at seeing the fingerprints of such.

But, for some reason, I just couldn’t shake this patient.

For several days, I rolled this case around in my mind – trying to make any sense of anything I could.

So, I turned to something else.

Finally, I did what I probably should have done sooner.

I spent a couple days in fasting and prayer asking God for answers to this case.

Sometime briefly afterward, something prompted me to think about the New Testament and the healings that Jesus often performed.

So, I began doing a keyword search in the scriptures for the word “heal.”

I then proceeded to look at every incidence in which the term appeared in scripture. Who did the healing? Why did it happen? Who was healed? Why did they have the disease? I then did the same for several words like, “miracle,” “disease,” “sickness,” etc.

What I discovered opened up a whole new facet of treatment for me.

Spirit Possession and Exorcism 2

A Whole New Dimension for Treatment

An epiphany

Sometime in this process of studying the scripture, I had an “Aha!” moment.

I think I knew it was there all along.

I’d just never made the connection. It was associated with the word, “devils.” In MANY of the previous words searches the word “devil” appeared close by. Sometimes, the exact same verse! Here are some examples:

“And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.”

(Matthew 4:24)

“When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:”

(Matthew 8:16)

As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil.

And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.”

(Matthew 9:32–33)

And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils.
And all the city was gathered together at the door.

And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.

(Mark 1:32–34)

And these are only a few of the examples.

A striking similarity

After several days of studying each of these examples, I noticed that nearly EVERY TIME healing took place – various diseases, sicknesses, mental or physical handicaps, emotional disturbances – CASTING OUT DEVILS OR POSSESSED WITH DEVILS ALSO OCCURRED.

You might think I was slow to get this, but for me it was a significant new thought.

Sure, I’d read about the link between schizophrenic or psychopathic behavior and the supernatural phenomenon of devil, AKA demon possession, but those were only in extreme cases excluded to patients in mental hospitals.

Could this really be true?

Could these very incalcitrant and mysterious physical symptoms some of my patients were experiencing be associated with an Influence of partial or full demonic possession?

I want to make sure you understand that last sentence clearly:

One does not need to be in a full demonic trance to be under the influence, or in some cases, in bondage to, demonic influences. (We’ll discuss at length in the future.)

Could demonic beings be responsible for all the chronic fatigue? How about the migraines and strange neurological symptoms my patients were experiencing? What about depression or anxiety?

Can a demonic spirit affect the immune system and thus have the potential to abet immune conditions like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, lupus, Lyme disease and others?

Not for your average illnesses

By no means am I suggesting that all these physical and emotional conditions have root in demonic forces. There are clearly many plain old physical symptoms with causes on a physical level only.

However, my patients had already seen a dozen medical specialists much smarter than I, and they’d walked away being told there was nothing wrong with them.

Often, my patients would tell me, “All my doctors think I am just crazy and tell me there is nothing they can do because they can’t find anything wrong.” That is usually after they have taken $5000 to $25,000 from the patient to treat their strictly “physical” disease, I might add.

But what about Cindy?

If demonic forces were at play in causing her intrusive thoughts, how in the world did Cindy come under this influence – and why would God allow such a thing to happen?

The uncovering of this idea of Satan’s demonic forces’ being a significant risk factor to my patients’ maladies led me down a road with many, many questions. I had no idea the answers to my prayers would require me to begin thinking about how to cast out devils and demons.

In the beginning, this was quite a frightening thought!

I almost closed the book and walked away saying, “These patients must be for someone else to treat!”

But then again, “Who was I going to send them to?”

Let’s just be frank, shall we?

This famous idiom gives the idea to just, “tell it like it is.” Give me the unvarnished truth, stop tip toeing around, and just give me the cold hard facts of reality.

So, here it is.

Satan is real. He has an army of demons to assist him, and his sole purpose is to destroy you.

Some of you may say, “I don’t believe in Satan or that he could actually have influence over me.” You’re entitled to believe that. But truth is as things are, as they were, and as they ever will be.

Truth doesn’t care if you believe it or not. It waits to be discovered.

And those who don’t pursue it remain prisoners of the illusion – all the while thinking they are the intelligent ones.


Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

(1 Peter 5:8)


And so, the question remains.

When you realize the truth, what are you going to do about it?

 

To be continued..


Sane Human Beings are Waking Up

August 11, 2020

Sane human beings are waking up


Recombinate DNA: DNA that has been formed artificially by combining constituents from different organisms. Is this transhumanism?

August 9, 2020

Another comment from a reader in Utah backed up by scripture.

Not sure you saw my comment from the last post, but I’m glad you haven’t fallen for the Trump/Saviour bullshit.
I’m going to make a bold statement and say that people who believe such a thing are quite offensive to the actual servants who I believe will be coming forth within the next 4 years. Here’s my comment:

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

Why are Christians/Mormons relying on the arm of flesh? We are told over and over in the revelations what we should be watching for. Even what to pray for. The WEAK things to break down the might and strong. Trump is a fake just like all the swamp. Wake up and stop trusting in the arm of flesh.

57 And for this cause, that men might be made partakers of the glories which were to be revealed, the Lord sent forth the fulness of his gospel, his everlasting covenant, reasoning in plainness and simplicity—

58 To prepare the weak for those things which are coming on the earth, and for the Lord’s errand in the day when the weak shall confound the wise, and the little one become a strong nation, and two shall put their tens of thousands to flight.

59 And by the weak things of the earth the Lord shall thresh the nations by the power of his Spirit.

And who we are supposed to be waiting for:

1 And again: Hearken, O ye house of Israel, all ye that are broken off and are driven out because of the wickedness of the pastors of my people; yea, all ye that are broken off, that are scattered abroad, who are of my people, O house of Israel. Listen, O isles, unto me, and hearken ye people from far; the Lord hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.

2 And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me;

3 And said unto me: Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.

4 Then I said, I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for naught and in vain; surely my judgment is with the Lord, and my work with my God.

5 And now, saith the Lord—that formed me from the womb that I should be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him—though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the Lord, and my God shall be my strength.

6 And he said: It is a light thing that thou shouldst be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel. I will also give thee for a blight to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the ends of the earth.

7 Thus saith the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel, his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nations abhorreth, to servant of rulers: Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the Lord that is faithful.

8 Thus saith the Lord: In an acceptable time have I heard thee, O isles of the sea, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee; and I will preserve thee, and give thee my servant for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages;

9 That thou mayest say to the prisoners: Go forth; to them that sit in darkness: Show yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in all high places.

(end of email)

 

BTW, many Christians and Mormons have adopted the myth that God is going to use government officials and other people in high places to begin or participate in his Marvelous Work and Strange Act in a positive, ordained way, beyond waring with other factions of the same Church of the Devil. They believe this takes place, either before the servants or at the very time they return.

The only clear cut prophecy I am aware of that incorporates and interrelates contemporary political leaders once the servants return is the President Elect Prophecy.

But it is critical to understand, that it is only AFTER the servants return and have established the cornerstone of Zion in Nauvoo that a proclamation will be sent forth to virtually all of the leaders of the world.

There is no scriptural reason to believe that God needs existing government officials to help facilitate the initial coming forth of the Marvelous Work as anointed servants of God.

 

Another email I got just today was quite short and simply provided the following video.

My cousin sent this one to me.  Important information that needs to be shared! 
Very informative.  
I had no idea!  We need to be aware!

What the medical professional says in the later part of the video can be laughed off as too sensational to believe, but it fits some amazing narratives in prophecy.

by coincidence a person named Earl just recently alluded to this technology in a comment that he just made.

 

Luckily President Trump is getting the military ready to rush this wonderful vaccine to the masses.

He is doing this  instead of signing an Executive Order allowing Dr.’s in every state to prescribe HCQ or better yet to make it an over the counter medication like it has been in some other countries for years)