For those who are Watching…

November 28, 2008

 

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It contains deep doctrine pertaining to the LDS Restoration Movement and the Restored Church and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

One must first learn to swim before one enters into deep waters.

The content provided herein is for those who have been weaned from the breast and yearn for the meat. Those not prepared for the meat can choke on it.

It is for those who have contracted the spirit of watching and have made it through the “Third Watch Boot Camp” which consists of reading every numbered post in chronological order on the above mentioned three watches blog, beginning with the very first post which lays the foundation for the journey you are about to embark on.

If you make it that far and still want more information to read, this blog would be next.

If you cheat and read the information in this site first, you risk getting a big, ugly wart on the end of your nose and you will only be cheating yourself. The content in this blog will make much more sense and be much more meaningful if you lay the proper foundation first.

The deeper doctrines of the kingdom have the ability to either enhance your “testimony” of the restored gospel or expose how frail it is, based on the doctrinal and spiritual foundation you have acquired before you read this information.

Prepare for the journey of your life…. we’re not in Kansas anymore Toto

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The Bridegroom Tarried…

Seven Shepherds and an Angel

A Mystical Look at the LDS Restoration Movement

Why have ye transfigured the Holy Word of God?

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine

We have found the Messias!

The Fulness of the Father

When the Floods come and the Winds Blow and the Rains Descend
Watching for the signs in the heavens

A Second Look at the Ten Virgins
Analysing the literal meaning and time frame of the Parable of the Ten Virgins

Searching for the Holy Order and 23 High Priests-

Part 1- Lyman Wight Sees the Father and the Son

Part 2 The Man of Sin is Revealed

Part 3- Melchizedek Priesthood required to Establish Zion

Part 4- The Highest Priesthood makes you a Possessor of All Things

Part 5- Patriarchal Priesthood Administers New and Everlasting Covenant

Part 6- The Transfiguration of Lyman Wight

Part 7- True Oath & Covenant found in True Manner of Baptism

Part 8- The Gospel of Abraham and Patriarchal Polygamy

Part 9- Three Orders of Priesthood

Part 10- Three Distinct Churches Representing Three Distinct Gospel Laws

Baneemy- The Wild Ram of the Mountains
A look at one of the most amazing personalities of the LDS Restoration Movement

The Law of Adoption and the Sealing Principles
How did the Law of Adoption and Sealing Principles evolved into “Families are Forever”?

Black and White Robes- Part One
Ancient prophesies warn that latter day Israel would be seduced into a false covenant

Black and White Robes Part Two
Ancient prophesies warn that a breach will take place between God and his people

Black and White Robes Final

“I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God”
Was it only the righteous in the pre-existent war in heaven that came to earth to go through moral probation?

BECOME ye therefore perfect? OR BE ye therefore perfect?
Did Christ really mean what he said when he commanded us to BE perfect instead of to BECOME perfect?

“I WILL TELL YOU IN YOUR MIND AND IN YOUR HEART”
How do we avoid being decieved? Intellectual knowledge? Warm fuzzy feelings? Or searching the word of God so the Holy Spirit can teach us through mind and our heart?

The Fulness of the Father
The doctrine of oneness and the Celestial Cloning of the Gods

“Bring AGAIN Zion”
Why is it that the Nephite Zion was not translated and caught up into heaven like the city of Enoch? Is it that they still have a mission to fulfill here on earth?

Peace and Safety
Right before the sudden destruction people will be saying “Pease and Safety”

The Return of Sidney Rigdon, God’s Spokesman- Part Four
Fourth and final part

The Unrestrained Ponderings and Pontifications of a Heretic
The mystical Union of the Sexes-Composite Beings- The Abrahamic Priesthood-

The Spiritual Wife Doctrine
The Celestial Law of Consecration requires the Holy Principle of Marital Monogamy


“..This proclamation shall be made to all the kings of the world..”

February 10, 2016

I am going to take a small intermission from the current series about the promises relative to Hyrum Smith and the “office of Priesthood and Patriarch” as recorded in section 124. However this new series about the proclamation that is about to go forth in the world, interrelates to that series as it also has to do with narratives found in section 124.

The series about the “office of Priesthood and Patriarch” I have been doing has to do with using section 124 to gain a better understanding of priesthood, the patriarchal authority by which the latter day kingdom of Israel has been re-established, and the true history of the LDS restoration movement.

This particular series about the “proclamation” that will be going out to the “Kings of the world” will draw from section 124 to gain a better understanding of the prophetic future which is upon us.

In this new series I am going to address what I refer to as the “president elect prophecy“.

Is it a Sign?

A few months ago I was driving down I-15 on my way to Salt Lake when my eye caught the following bill board on the side of the freeway-

9th-president-william-harrison-billboard

What a coincidence I thought to myself. Here we are, probably just spitting distance away from the literal fulfillment of the President Elect Prophecy in section 124, and some advertising firm has taken it upon themselves to educate the public about who President William Harrison was!

When curious motorists visit the website, www.9thpresident.com  they see the following-

henry

It  then provides some very interesting trivia about the life and legacy of President Harrison. Of course it was President Harrison that was the president elect at the time that section 124 was given and therefore he is the person that the saints living at that time, as well as LDS historians and scholars, assume that the Lord was speaking about.

However that is not the case as we shall see as we begin dissecting this amazing revelation with the help of keyword scripture crunching technology. The prophecy is referring to a president elect living four generations later, during the 3rd watch. If is very likely referring to this upcoming election. In which case, astounding things will be happening during the next 12 months.

Let us begin dissecting selected passages contained in section 124 for a better understanding of one of the most exquisite prophecies contained in modern revelation-

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.

I have previously commented on verse one and how it is obviously making reference to Joseph Smith’s atonement scapegoat intercession in behalf of latter day Israel. Joseph Smith, is mentioned multiple times in scripture as the latter day one who is like Moses. Like Moses, he intervened on behalf of apostate latter day Israel and offered himself as an atonement offering.

It is only because of Joseph’s intercession that the latter day saints were not wiped off the face of the earth after they broke the everlasting covenant. Isaiah was clearly referring to the latter day saints when he made the following prophetic observations-

“The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.” (Isa 24:5)

The earth has been defiled as a result of the saints failure to live the laws of the fulness  of the gospel. The infamous 9/11 strike on American happened 160 years from the time that the church was rejected with their dead. It is also at this appointed time that serious defilement in the earth began to emerge.

Because of the rejection of the fulness of the gospel, the fulness of the priesthood was taken from the saints.

Section 124 makes it clear that the fulness of the priesthood that had been restored in June of 1831 at the special conference held at the Morley Farm had been lost before the saints got to Nauvoo.  It also makes it clear that there is no longer a house of the Lord where the Lord can once again restore the Melchizedek Priesthood. That means that the Kirtland Temple had been defiled. (see 124:28)

“Weak things of the earth”

A keyword search on the term “weak things” takes us to a recurring theme in modern revelation and informs us that some of the narrative within the revelation is going to be addressing the 3rd watch when God is going to use the “weak things” of the earth to rise up and thresh the nations with his mighty power-

Doctrine and Covenants 1:19

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—

Doctrine and Covenants 35:13

13 Wherefore, I call upon the weak things of the world, those who are unlearned and despised, to thresh the nations by the power of my Spirit;

Doctrine and Covenants 133:59

59 And by the weak things of the earth the Lord shall thresh the nations by the power of his Spirit.

 

A Solemn Proclamation of my Gospel

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.

What had Joseph been praying abont and petitioning the Lord about that would trigger this response from the Lord?

Based on the prophetic content embedded within section 124, it appears as if Joseph was acknowledging to the Lord that he and others had done as required in the parable of the unjust judge in section 101, after being expelled from Jackson County.

They had importuned at thee feet of the Judge, the Governor and the President for wrongs committed against the saints that had been forced out of Jackson County. Here is the parable from section 101-

Now, unto what shall I liken the children of Zion? I will liken them unto the parable of the woman and the unjust judge, for men ought always to pray and not to faint, which saith—

There was in a city a judge which feared not God, neither regarded man.

And there was a widow in that city, and she came unto him, saying: Avenge me of mine adversary.

And he would not for a while, but afterward he said within himself: Though I fear not God, nor regard man, yet because this widow troubleth me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.

Thus will I liken the children of Zion.

Let them importune at the feet of the judge;

And if he heed them not, let them importune at the feet of the governor;

And if the governor heed them not, let them importune at the feet of the president;

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;

Even in outer darkness, where there is weeping, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth.

Pray ye, therefore, that their ears may be opened unto your cries, that I may be merciful unto them, that these things may not come upon them.

What I have said unto you must needs be, that all men may be left without excuse;

That wise men and rulers may hear and know that which they have never considered;

That I may proceed to bring to pass my act, my strange act, and perform my work, my strange work, that men may discern between the righteous and the wicked, saith your God.  (101:81-95)

Lest you think that the interrelation of the parable of the unjust judge in section 101 is a stretch, with regard to the prophetic narrative in section 124, please notice the exact same phrase in verse seven-

“that they may be left also without excuse—”

Make no mistake about it, section 124 is providing a prophetic narrative of a future event that takes place in the 3rd watch.

The Lord calls Joseph “immediately“, to make a solemn proclamation of the gospel and of the significance of the stake of Nauvoo which had been planted by the Lord to be the “cornerstone of Zion”.

The wording is interesting.

I suspect that historians and perhaps even some of Joseph Smith’s contemporaries have been baffled at why Joseph Smith appears to have NOT immediately put together the proclamation and sent it to the world.

However, the wording does not state that he is to make this proclamation immediately to the leaders of the world, only to immediately “make” [craft] the solemn proclamation, perhaps to be proclaimed at a later time.

For that matter, it is possible that the wording is saying that he will be crafting the solemn proclamation immediately, at a later time.

All I have been able to surmise is that Joseph knew that the proclamation would be made to the kings and leaders of the world at a later time during the 3rd watch.

Whether he and his associates that would also be commanded in the revelation to help him write the proclamation actually wrote it at that time and sealed it up to come forth at a later time or not, we don’t know.

I have previously blogged about the fact that Joseph put numerous sacred revelations in a metal kettle and buried it in the ground to come forth at a future time.

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.

 

I am now going to suggest that the “kings of the world” that are being spoken of has reference to a much broader context than might be expected by those not familiar with the ancient prophecies in the Old and New Testament.

Indeed, only a student of prophecy who is familiar with the fact that in the last generation of time, during the 3rd watch, ALL OF THE KINGS OF THE WORLD FROM THE TIME OF CHRIST TO THE PRESENT, WILL BE MYSTICALLY CALLED FORTH FROM THE DEAD would understand this!!!!!

There are several prophetic narratives in ancient scripture a person needs to be familiar with in order to understand the ominous declaration being made in the passages above. Isaiah 60 is one that comes to mind:

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.

For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

Yes Gentiles and kings shall arise to the brightness of the light when the final restoration takes place.

Lets visit Revelation 16 which informs us that

“..the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared… For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.. “

In case it is not apparent to you, the kings of the earth and of the whole world that are being gathered to the battle of the great day of God, in the above passage, are being raised up from the dead.

The next chapter continues the story-line, informing us that these kings of the whole world are gathered to the judgement of the great whore who had ruled for many generations over the kings of the world.

And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication…With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.

 

The narrative in 124 implies that some of the kings will repent and come to Zion while others will fight against Zion, thinking they can defeat the Lord God. Notice the following snippet in Psalms 2

 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.  Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.  Psalms 2:1-5)

Isaiah 24 informs us that after the songs of the righteous, by those who come forth to redeem Zion in the 3rd watch, the wicked come forth out of the PIT.

¶From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs, even glory to the righteous. But I said, My leanness, my leanness, woe unto me! the treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously.

Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth.

And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake.

The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly.

The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.

And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.

And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited.

Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the Lord of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.

The book of Mormon informs us that the wicked intentionally dig a “pit” for the demise of the righteous but that the wicked fall into their own pit.

14 And every nation which shall war against thee, O house of Israel, shall be turned one against another, and they shall fall into the pit which they digged to ensnare the people of the Lord. And all that fight against Zion shall be destroyed, and that great whore, who hath perverted the right ways of the Lord, yea, that great and abominable church, shall tumble to the dust and great shall be the fall of it. 1 Nephi 22:14

Perhaps one of the most bone-chilling descriptions of the wicked coming forth from the dead to meet Lucifer when he makes his final attempt to rule the world is contained in Isaiah 14

The Wicked are Raised From the Dead
to meet Lucifer at his Coming

Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us. [It is not a coincidence that the fir tree and all of the precious trees of the earth are mentioned in verse 26]

Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.

All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us?

Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.

How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, andconsider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;

That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?

All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie inglory, every one in his own house.

But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.

Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: theseed of evildoers shall never be renowned.

President Elect

The use of the term President Elect, without using the person’s name seems out  of character for this revelation in that the Lord is not shy in addressing people by their names in this revelation. There are perhaps more individuals mentioned by name in this revelation than in any previous revelation.

I have concluded for myself that the current president elect at the time this revelation was given, James Harrison, is not the person that the Lord was referring to. I strongly suspect it is referring to the very next president elect.

In part two we will continue dissecting prophetic passages from section 124 and we will address the literalness of the term “gates of hell“.

In the mean time, the following videos by Tom Horn and Steve Quayle provide some interesting food for thought.

Since they do not accept the Book of Mormon and the D&C they are greatly limited in being able to put the prophetic pieces of the puzzle together. Nevertheless, their understanding is light years ahead of any LDS prophecy scholars I am aware of.

They realize that a there is going to be a “transition point between life and death” and they understand the significance of the concept of “portals” and “vortexes” and  interdemensional latters and gates. They speak about the literal meaning behind the term “gates of hell” (4:10) they postulate that CERN is a master lock for unlocking the gates of hell.. (5:20) for the powers of darkness, evil creatures and morphed entities to come through the pit, or portal… the key to the bottomless pit. They understand that the earth has creatures in it from past civilizations 10:30 and that past civiliztaions will arise in the end times..

Prophecy speaks about the day when the portals are going to open and many of those fearsome things that are inside the earth are going to be let out.

Quayle speculates that some of the most evil tyrants in history will be returned to the earth, if not literally in the flesh,  through the principle of repossession… Jesus speaks about show an evil spirit will leave a body to wander in dark places but then returns to see if its habitation is fit for repossession. 14:30

The digging of a pit with the use of CERN, to open up a portal and let out the entities under the earth from past civilizations as conducted by the Vatican is all part of end times prophecy

 

 


Hyrum Smith: “The Office of Priesthood and Patriarch” Part 3

February 1, 2016

Change in trajectory

 

We have observed in the first two parts of this series as well as in other posts, articles, and chapters in my book, that the priesthood leadership dynamic within the church began changing when the fullness of the gospel/priesthood was rejected. I can see six major events that resulted in a significant change in trajectory.

1st Event

The first event was the rejection of the fullness of the gospel and priesthood by the Gentile church culminating in a December 5th 1834 revelation wherein the Lord declared

“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..”

 2nd Event

That event happened at the time that significant patriarchal priesthood offices were replacing Melchizedek priesthood offices over the church and it led to the second major event which was the secret vision behind the veil in the Kirtland Temple on April 3, 1836.

During that visitation the anticipated ushering in of the dispensation of the fullness of times was secretly replaced with the ushering in of the dispensation of the gospel of Abraham.

“After this, Elias appeared, and committed the dispensation of the gospel of Abraham, saying that in us and our seed all generations after us should be blessed.”

Shortly after that Joseph Smith declared that the Lord had informed him that “something new must be done for the salvation of the church”. He then began establishing foreign missions and commissioning the condemned quorum of the Twelve to preside over this latest missionary movement.

trajectory

3rd Event

The third major event having to do with the changing priesthood leadership dynamic in the church and the change in trajectory took place when the Lord gave a revelation in 1841 declaring that the fullness of the priesthood had been taken away and warning the saints that if they neglected to finish the Lords Boarding House in Nauvoo within a “sufficient” period of time, they would be rejected as a church with their dead.

“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.. 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.

 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.”

In this revelation, Hyrum Smith was commissioned to work in concert with Joseph Smith Jr. in presiding over the church. Hyrum’s priesthood offices were distinctly different than Joseph’s. Hyrum was appointed to the “ Office of Priesthood” and the “Office of Patriarch” . Joseph was referred to as the “presiding elder”.

4th Event

The fourth major event took place in October of 1841 with Joseph’s declaration that the Lord was no longer going to accept any baptisms. The following is a version of what joseph said in the sanitized history of the Church, however I am also providing Lyman Wight’s memory of the declaration as well which seems a little more definitive regard the finality of the Lord’s declaration.

Joseph declared in general conference October 1841 according to the current history of the church:

“There shall be no more baptisms for the dead, until the ordinance can be attended to in the Lord’s House; and the Church shall not hold another General Conference, until they can meet in said house. For thus saith the Lord!” (HC 4:426)

According to Lyman Wight, this was because of the work on the temple had gone “leisurely” despite the Lord’s commandment to hasten the work.

“… 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.”

There is compelling evidence that I have covered in other posts to suggest that the Saints should have directed all of their efforts on the building of the Nauvoo House instead of dividing their time and resources on both of the sanctuaries. Section 124 had virtually nothing to do with the Nauvoo Temple. It had to do with the Nauvoo Boarding House of the Lord.

Of course there were other issues involved. Many of the saints were spending time and resources on building their own homes and Masonic lodges at the time when the salvation of the church hung in the balance. Additionally section 124 informed the saints that they were currently practicing abomination before the Lord, very possibly referring to the secret practice of polygamy at the time.

One of the great misconceptions about section 124 is that it was referring to the urgency of building the Nauvoo Temple when in fact, it was referring exclusively to the urgency of building Nauvoo Boarding House of the Lord where the baptisms for the dead were to be administered. In a previous post I have shown that the Nauvoo Temple was already under construction before section 124, commanding the saints to build a house of the Lord in Nauvoo was given, and that the original justification for the Nauvoo Temple was actually cited by the temple building committee as being section 97, not section 124!!!!!!!

Although Joseph’s eventual declaration that Baptisms for the dead were no longer acceptable led the saints to believe that baptisms for the living were still acceptable, the thought defies all logic.

Why would the Lord penalize the dead for the failure of the living to complete the temple, while allowing the living to continue enjoying the ordinance of Baptism?

A close reading of the following passages, with particular focus on verse 31,  indicates that ALL BAPTISMS FOR BOTH THE LIVING AND THE DEAD WILL BE ACCEPTABLE DURING THE “ACCEPTABLE TIME” AND THAT ALL BAPTISMS FOR BOTH THE LIVING AND THE DEAD WILL NOT BE ACCEPTABLE IF FAILURE TO BUILD THE HOUSE TAKES PLACE DURING THE “ACCEPTABLE TIME”:

 

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. [ALL BAPTISMS, NOT JUST BAPTISMS FOR THE DEAD!]

 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.

In the above passages the term baptisms FOR THE DEAD shows up four times, however the very first verse does not refer to baptisms for the dead, it clearly states that BAPTISMS will be acceptable during the acceptable time.

The Lord is very exact in His choice of words. It was not an oversight on his part to use the term “baptisms” instead of “baptisms for the dead” in the first verse.

Rejected as Church Means Baptisms are Rejected

It is essential to understand this because this is what the Lord was referring to when he informed the saints that they would be rejected as a “church”.

The thing that differentiates God’s people as a “church” from his people as a “tribal” entity” are the saving ordinances of the Gospel. The whole reason that his church needed to be restored through the instrumentality of Joseph Smith was so that the saving ordinances could be available. Once the church is rejected, the saving ordinances of the church are no longer valid.

Those that understand this realize that we have not had the true and full baptismal ordinance on the earth for four generations and this is why we need to have a final RESTORATION.

This is why the Marvelous Work and a Wonder needs to still take place.

There are false prophets out there that teach that the church has only recently lost the authority to baptize and that you can resume the same baptizing authority and once again resume the restoration that Joseph Smith began by soliciting seven women to restore the authority to baptize. This is delusional.  This is a doctrine of devils.

Only God’s appointed and authorized servants will restore the keys of the saving ordinances of the church which have been missing for four generations.

It will happen as described in the scriptures at the appointed time.

5th Event

In section 124 Hyrum was appointed to work in concert with Joseph Smith in presiding over the condemned church which had been put on probation. Once the church was rejected with their dead, Joseph and Hyrum were still presiding over God’s people Israel.

This is why the transition from Melchizedek priesthood offices to lineal priesthood offices presiding over the church between December of 1834 up to the Nauvoo era is so noteworthy. God, in his infinite wisdom and foreknowledge, had made preparations so that his people could continue functioning as a tribal organization with patriarchal priesthood.

The fifth major event that took place in changing the priesthood leadership dynamic and trajectory of the church was Joseph’s resignation as the presiding prophet, seer and revelator of the church.

On July 16th 1843 The prophet Joseph Smith stated in a public discourse to the church-

 “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

Apostle Willard Richards gave a similar report of Joseph’s declaration in a letter to the absent Brigham Young:

“[Joseph] said he would not prophesy anymore— Hyrum should be the prophet.”

This left Hyrum as the sole president over the tribal saints who had been rejected as a church. It was also a literal fulfillment to the succession prophecy in section 43 that had foretold how the succession would take place if Joseph was to for any reason fail to abide in the Lord.

“I say unto you, that none else shall be appointed unto this gift [ the gift of receiving commandments and revelations for the church] except it be through him; for if it be taken from him he shall not have power except to appoint another in his stead.

And this shall be a law unto you, that ye receive not the teachings of any that shall come before you as revelations or commandments;”

clearly, Hyrum was the one that was appointed through Joseph, as per the succession law and prophecy documented in section 43.

Nevertheless, God did not reject his people, he only rejected them as a church. Hyrum was still authorized to receive revelations and commandments for God’s people Israel predicated on his own worthiness to receive revelation.

The rejected church still represented the tribes of Israel and were being led by the limited patriarchal priesthood commission that had been put in place by the Lord back in section 118.

This lineal patriarchal priesthood that had been handed down from the fathers is mentioned in sections 13, 107, 110, 112, and 118 and it was still in force even after the church became rejected and lost the right to have the saving ordinances. Indeed, one of the astounding clues provided in the Book of Mormon is that the rejected gentile church would take the KNOWLEDGE of the fulness of the gospel to the House of Israel. that is th prophetic promise being made. God was going to have the Book of Mormon and  the Doctrine and Covenants made available to the world by people testifying of the name of Christ, for the next four generations until the final restoration of the Melchizedek Priesthood takes place.

The Final Event

The final major event pertaining to the priesthood leadership transition and the change in trajectory of the church took place at the time of the martyrdom when the succession crisis took place and the rejected church chose to be led by a kingly dictatorship led by Brigham Young and his apostolic brethren rather than Sidney Rigdon who had been ordained and sustained as a prophet seer and revelator.

It is not the purpose of this post to rehash that historical ordeal.

I have spoken at length about the amazing succession crisis, the secret re-establishment of the ancient “kingdom of Israel” which replaced the “church”  and the parts played by such men as William Marks, William Law and Sidney Rigdon.

It is not the purpose of this post to revisit all of that information. For those new to this blog, I would refer you to the following links for more detailed information regarding these most important historical issues:

 

The Law of Succession- Part One (Seven parts of the Succession Doctrine)

The Law of Succession- Part Two (Hyrum replaces Joseph as Prophet of the Church)

The Law of Succession- Part Three (Hyrum was Commissioned to Reform the Church)

Law of Succession- Part Four (The Real Succession Issue was about the Spiritual Wife Doctrine)

The Law of Succession’ Part Five (William Marks Challenges the Protocol of the Church Court & Defends the Character of Sidney Rigdon)

The Law of Succession- Part Six William Marks Warns the Twelve of the Consequences of Cutting off the last surving member of the presidency that had been sustained as a prophet, seer and revelator

William Law- One of the Truly Great Men of the Kingdom- Part One

William Law- Looking at William Law through the eyes of the Lord- Part 2

William Law- Offering a Reformation and Bringing about the “Chastisement” of God Upon the Fallen Servant- Final

The Return of Sidney Rigdon, God’s Spokesman- 4th & Final Part

Using the Prophetic Narrative behind the Secret History of the Church to Discern the truth about Doctrine and Historical Context

Discovering the Doctored Covenants and then the Interpretive Revisions and then the changing of the Ordinance

The Secret Bloodline

In part four of this series we will use the patriarchal blessings given by Joseph Smith Sr. and those given by Hyrum Smith as a type of “Rosetta stone” in deciphering what took place during the leadership transition between the Kirtland era and the Nauvoo era.

We will use the content of these patriarchal blessings in verifying that a transition in tribal demographics actually took place during the Nauvoo era. The gospel was taken from the “gentiles” in America after they rejected it. It was then taken to the “House of Israel” across the great waters.

This astonishing transition took place as a result of the commission given to the quorum of the Twelve in section 118. The establishing of foreign missions was in fulfillment of the prophecy of Christ in 3rd Nephi 16 and it fulfills the prophecies described in the allegory found in Jacob 5.

God’s final work is about to begin.

Additional records are about to come forth.

God’s true servants are about to return and give the final warning.

Zion will be established exactly as described in the holy word of God.

A remnant of believers are going to be literally gathered out to stand in holy places as the corrupt government of the United States is destroyed by a civil war that is currently brewing.

If you do not have a relationship with God’s holy word in the scriptures and take the Holy Ghost as your guide when it is offered, you will be deceived by those who have been ordained to gather out the tares from among the wheat before the wheat is gathered out to stand in holy place (and perhaps even after).

 

 

 


Hyrum Smith: “The Office of Priesthood and Patriarch” Part 2

January 28, 2016

In part one of this series I focused primarily on making the distinction between the office of Priesthood and Patriarch that Hyrum Smith was called to, and the spiritual gifts of being a prophet, seer and revelator which he was appointed to seek.

The next topic I want to address has to do with the term “office of Priesthood and Patriarch“.

Section 124 informs us that Hyrum was appointed to the office of Priesthood and Patriarch by his father by blessing and by right.

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 blessings upon the heads of all my people,

The term “priesthood and patriarch” in the above passage could be interpreted two different ways.

One interpretation is to assume that the “office of Priesthood and patriarch”, represented one office and that Joseph Smith Sr. held the same singular office. Such an interpretation creates somewhat of a dilemma since the term never shows up anywhere in the four standard works.

Another way to interpret it, is that Hyrum was being appointed to two separate and distinct offices. The “Office of Priesthood” required him to be appointed by “blessing” while the “Office of Patriarch” was appointed by lineal “right”.

If it is true that Hyrum was being given a duel appointment, the office of priesthood by blessing and the office of patriarch by right, we must beg the question, what is the “office of priesthood”?

I would suggest that the answer to that becomes apparent by researching what office or offices Joseph Smith Sr. held before he died. Was he simply the church Patriarch, or did he hold another office?

Here are a few excerpts from a document produced by historian and researcher H. Michael Marquardt

Patriarchal Blessings pronounced by Joseph Smith, senior, a Patriarch, and President of the high priesthood in the church of the Latter Day Saints, organized on the 6th of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand, eight hundred and thirty, upon his children, assembled at the house of his son Joseph, on the 9th day of December, 1834, at a feast prepared for that purpose.

Bingo.

Joseph Smith Sr. was the President of the High Priesthood as well as the Patriarch of the church as of December 9 1834.

It may seem strange and inconsistent that Joseph Smith was replaced by his father as the President of the High Priesthood, but I am not suggesting that to be the case. I am suggesting that Joseph Smith Sr. was the president of the Aaronic High Priesthood, not the Melchizedek High Priesthood.

Notice also that he was not the Patriarch and President of the High Priesthood in the “Church of Christ”, or the “Church of God” but rather of the “Church of the Latter day Saints

I would point out that December 9 1834 is just a few days after the Lord notified the saints that both leaders and members of the church were condemned and needed to have a reformation in all things.

My point is that the presidency of the high priesthood held by Joseph Smith Sr. was different from the presidency of the high priesthood held by Joseph Smith Jr. previous to that time.

Since the 3 ½ years during which the fullness of the gospel and priesthood was on the earth had come to an end, a priesthood transition was taking place.

When Joseph Smith produced his “draft plat” for the 24 temples that were to be built in Zion, he revealed that there was an office of “High Priest” after the order of Aaron as well as an office of “High Priest” after the order of Melchizedek.

It is obvious that Joseph Smith Sr. was called to the office president of the High Priests after the order of Aaron, not Melchizedek.

Context is everything and an understanding of the true prophetic narrative of the LDS restoration movement provides coherency and sanity to an otherwise disjointed storyline.

It makes perfect sense that since the fullness of the gospel/priesthood had been collectively rejected by the saints by December 5 1834, that the Lord would begin positioning the priesthood dynamic to match the dispensation of the gospel of Abraham that was being ushered in.

I believe we have clearly documented that the term “office of Priesthood” is referring to President of the High Priests after the order of Aaron and that that is the office that Hyrum Smith was appointed to, as declared in section 124.

“Office of Priesthood” = “Priest’s Office”
“President of the High Priesthood after the Order of Aaron”

Looking for a second confirmation, I did a Google search of the term “office of priesthood” and learned that the Catholic Bible translation uses that exact term where the KJV uses the term “Priest’s Office

The Catholic Bible translation is consistent with what has been presented. Notice the two following passages out of Exodus 28 from the Catholic Bible translation:

And these shall be the vestments that they shall make: A rational and anephod, a tunic and a strait linen garment, a mitre and a girdle. They shall make the holy vestments for your brother Aaron and his sons, that they may do the office of priesthood unto me. 28:4

 

Moreover, for the sons of Aaron you shall prepare linen tunics, and girdles and mitres for glory and beauty: 41 And with all these things you shall vestAaron your brother, and his sons with him. And you shall consecrate the hands of them all, and shall sanctify them, that they may do the office of priesthood unto me. 42 You shall make also linen breeches, to cover the flesh of their nakedness, from the reins to the thighs: 43 And Aaron and his sons shall use them when they shall go into the tabernacle of the testimony, or when they approach to the altar to minister in the sanctuary lest being guilty of iniquity they die. It shall be a law for ever to Aaron, and to his seed after him. 28:40-43

As you can see, the term “office of Priesthood” is simply another term for what the King James translation refers to as “Priests Office

This is consistent with the definition of priesthood in the 1828 dictionary which is virtually synonymous with priest, order of priests or perhaps an office over the the priesthood office presiding over the order of priests

PRIE’STHOOD, n. The office or character of a priest.

  1. The order of men set apart for sacred offices; the order composed of priests.

All of this fits in quite nicely to the context of Section 124 since the major theme of the section has to do with the Lords sanctuary. Below I am providing the passages in the Old Testament showing how the “priests office” (Office of Priesthood) was given to Aaron and his sons and how it related to ministering to the other tribes of Israel and had responsibilities relative to the Lord’s sanctuary.

Since the Lord’s sanctuary is one of the primary themes in section 124 the appointment of Hyrum as the President of the High Priests according to the Order of Aaron becomes even more pertinent.

Furthermore, we have observed in previous posts that the keys of the “priesthood of Aaron” that were restored by John the Baptist in section 13 of the Doctrine and Covenants is the very priesthood that the church was being governed by until the restoration of the Melchizedek Priesthood at the Morley Farm in June of 1831. Indeed, the Priesthood of Aaron is also referred to as “patriarchal priesthood” or “evangelical priesthood”.

Listing of Passages using the Term “Priest’s Office”

 ·         Eodus 28:1

1 And take thou unto thee Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me in the priest’soffice, even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron’s sons.

·         Exodus 28:3

3 And thou shalt speak unto all that are wise hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron’s garments to consecrate him, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office.

·         Exodus 28:4

4 And these are the garments which they shall make; a breastplate, and an ephod, and a robe, and a broidered coat, a mitre, and a girdle: and they shall make holy garments for Aaron thy brother, and his sons, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office.

·         Exodus 28:41

41 And thou shalt put them upon Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him; and shalt anoint them, and consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the priest’soffice.

·         Exodus 29:1

1 And this is the thing that thou shalt do unto them to hallow them, to minister unto me in thepriest’s office: Take one young bullock, and two rams without blemish,

·         Exodus 29:9

9 And thou shalt gird them with girdles, Aaron and his sons, and put the bonnets on them: and thepriest’s office shall be theirs for a perpetual statute: and thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons.

·         Exodus 29:44

44 And I will sanctify the tabernacle of the congregation, and the altar: I will sanctify also both Aaron and his sons, to minister to me in thepriest’s office.

·         Exodus 30:30

30 And thou shalt anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them, that they may minister unto me in the priest’s office.

·         Exodus 31:10

10 And the cloths of service, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest’s office,

 

·         Exodus 39:41

41 The cloths of service to do service in the holy place, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and his sons’ garments, to minister in the priest’soffice.

·         Exodus 40:13

13 And thou shalt put upon Aaron the holy garments, and anoint him, and sanctify him; that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office.

·         Exodus 40:15

15 And thou shalt anoint them, as thou didst anoint their father, that they may minister unto me in the priest’s office: for their anointing shall surely be an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations.

·         Leviticus 7:35

35 ¶This is the portion of the anointing of Aaron, and of the anointing of his sons, out of the offerings of the Lord made by fire, in the day when he presented them to minister unto the Lord in the priest’s office;

·         Leviticus 16:32

32 And the priest, whom he shall anoint, and whom he shall consecrate to minister in thepriest’s office in his father’s stead, shall make the atonement, and shall put on the linen clothes, even the holy garments:

·         Numbers 3:3

3 These are the names of the sons of Aaron, thepriests which were anointed, whom he consecrated to minister in the priest’s office.

·         Numbers 3:4

4 And Nadab and Abihu died before the Lord, when they offered strange fire before the Lord, in the wilderness of Sinai, and they had no children: and Eleazar and Ithamar ministered in the priest’soffice in the sight of Aaron their father.

·         Numbers 3:10

10 And thou shalt appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall wait on their priest’s office: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

·         Numbers 18:7

7 Therefore thou and thy sons with thee shall keep your priest’s office for every thing of the altar, and within the veil; and ye shall serve: I have given yourpriest’s office unto you as a service of gift: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

 

 

 

2 But Nadab and Abihu died before their father, and had no children: therefore Eleazar and Ithamar executed the priest’s office.

·         2 Chronicles 11:14

14 For the Levites left their suburbs and their possession, and came to Judah and Jerusalem: for Jeroboam and his sons had cast them off from executing the priest’s office unto the Lord:

·         2 Chronicles 24:11

11 Now it came to pass, that at what time the chest was brought unto the king’s office by the hand of the Levites, and when they saw that there was much money, the king’s scribe and the high priest’s officer came and emptied the chest, and took it, and carried it to his place again. Thus they did day by day, and gathered money in abundance.

·         Luke 1:8

8 And it came to pass, that while he executed thepriest’s office before God in the order of his course,

·         Luke 1:9

9 According to the custom of the priest’s office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.

 

As you can see, Section 124 was revealing that Hyrum Smith was appointed to two very important offices within the Aaronic priesthood, the keys of which John the Baptist had restored back in 1829.

The fullness of the priesthood had been lost, or taken away. Now the saints were going through a priesthood leadership transition. The trajectory of the church would change even further when the saints would become rejected as a “church” and become a tribal kingdom lead by the Priesthood of Aaron.

The following snippet from an article done by Victor L. Ludlow may be of help in showing how the Lord was putting into place an ancient priesthood hierarchy similar to the one used by the Children of Israel.

Notice the similarity in how the Lord uses Moses to designate his older brother to preside over Israel after Israel refused too accept the higher law, just as the Lord used Joseph to designate his older brother Hyrum to preside over latter day Israel after they rejected the fulness. This lessor priesthood commission of Aaron was referred to as the office of “High Priest even though it was a lesser priesthood than the one Moses held:

Under the Lord’s direction, Moses ordained his older brother, aaron, to preside over the tribe of Levi, which served all the people (Lev. 8:1-13; Num. 8:13-22; Heb. 5:4). Over time, Aaron became exemplary in his priesthood service and the “lesser” priesthood was named the Aaronic Priesthood after him (Heb. 7:11; D&C 84:18, 26;107:13-16). The major priesthood offices were the priests, including a “high” (Hebrew “great”) priest, and the Levites.

Priests were worthy male descendants of Aaron. The high priest was designated from among the first-born descendants of Aaron. His office was responsible for the annual Day of Atonement rituals (Lev. 16) and for all the tithes and offerings of the Israelites (see Tithing). The priests supervised the system of worship and sacrifices at the holy sanctuary and helped regulate the religious affairs and holy days of Israel.

The Levites included all male descendants of Levi. They assisted the priests in collecting and distributing the tithes and offerings, in the elaborate system of animal and food sacrifices, in teaching the law, in singing, and in building and maintaining places of worship, especially the tabernacle and the temple…

Although the Melchizedek Priesthood was limited to those prophets specially called and commissioned, the Aaronic Priesthood continued “with the house of Aaron among the children of Israel” from Aaron to John the Baptist (D&C 84:26-27; TPJS, p. 319).

 

More to come in part three


Hyrum Smith: “the Office of Priesthood and Patriarch”

January 27, 2016

 

In section 124 Hyrum Smith appears to be elevated to the highest level of leadership in the church as the co-President in the first presidency of the church with his brother Joseph Smith jr.

In this series I am going to suggest that perhaps that is not exactly what really took place.

In fact, I don’t think the office of President in the First Presidency in the Melchizedek Priesthood existed in Nauvoo in the same sense that it existed in Kirtland prior to 1835. Indeed one of the major revelations found within Section 124 is the fact that the fullness of the priesthood had been lost by the time the saints had migrated to Nauvoo and received Section 124.

“ 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.”[1]

Section 124 is a revelatory document showing that the priesthood leadership structure of the church had been changed and would continue to change. A transition was taking place relevant to the fact that the dispensation of the gospel of Abraham had been secretly ushered in and therefore the priesthood structure of the church was going through a change.

The reason this is important is because the Lord was actually preparing the saints for a major organizational transition in Nauvoo from being a “church” to being a “tribal kingdom”.

According to section 124, Joseph was the “presiding elder” of a “church”, but he was no longer the President of the First Presidency of the High Priesthood that was restored in June of 1831 at the Isaac Morley Farm. That highest priesthood had been lost,  even though the lesser office of “high priest” within the ancient lineal priesthood continued on.

As previously demonstrated in other articles and blog posts, the restored church  had been condemned and was put on probation by the time the Nauvoo  era started.

In Section 124, the Lord was placing Hyrum in a patriarchal office over “my people”. His patriarchal office was to continue after the saints were rejected as a “church” shortly after Section 124 was given.

According to Lyman Wight, the church was rejected as a church with their dead later that year:

“… 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.” [2]

Regardless of whether the Lord’s rejection of the Church with their dead happened as quickly after section 124 was given as Lyman Wight claims, or whether it happened a few years later, it clearly had taken place by the time Joseph and Hyrum Smith were martyred. The saints had failed to keep the law that had been given during the early Kirtland years as documented in section 42, including the law of consecration and the marital law of monogamy.

It is a matter of public record that the condemned saints failed to repent and reform and to complete the temple as commanded within the “sufficient time” allotted.

It is important to understand the above narrative because the Lord was in the process of transitioning the saints into a tribal kingdom, not unlike the ancient kingdom of Israel that David and Solomon reigned over.

It is not a coincidence that the Utah faction of the saints were led by the majority of the quorum of the Twelve apostles whose priesthood keys and office had been handed down from the patriarchal fathers (see sections 110, 112, 118).

It is not a coincidence that the posterity of Hyrum Smith, who held the lineal birthright to the office of Office of Priesthood and Patriarch, went with the saints to Utah and played a critical role in church leadership. Herein lies the true strength of the position of the membership of the modern corporate CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS as the organization that has been designated to take the knowledge of the fulness of the gospel as contained in the Book of Mormon and the revelations Joseph Smith brought forth, to the world.

This article will document that the modern corporate CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS does not represent the church of Christ that was restored during the early years of Joseph Smith’s ministry under the authority of the High Priests of the Melchizedek  Priesthood.

It will show that it represents an ancient tribal kingdom being lead by a patriarchal priesthood order. (which comes AFTER or UNDER the authority of Melchizedek vs 23) It represents the reestablishment of the ancient kingdom of Israel with patriarchal priesthood and an unbroken commission to take the Book of Mormon and the message of the gospel to the nations of the earth.

Again, it is interesting to note that Joseph is designated in this revelation as the “presiding elder” of the church instead of as the “president of the Melchizedek priesthood” or the Presiding member of the “First Presidency” that had existed during the 3 ½ year period that the fulness of the gospel/priesthood was on the earth.

Here are the passages in question regarding Hyrums calling:

 “And again, verily I say unto you, let my servant William [Law] be appointed, ordained, and anointed, as counselor unto my servant Joseph, in the room of [ instead of or in the place 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;

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

 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.

 And [in addition to his priethood office] 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;

 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 (cannot take place until temple is completed), 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;

  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.

Although the above passages have been characterized by the main stream corporate church as placing Hyrum as the co-president in the First Presidency of the Church, holding the exact same priesthood office as Joseph Smith Jr., I am providing another interpretation of what the Lord is saying in Section 124 that challenges that assumption.

After scrutinizing the above passages, please note that there is only one place in the revelation that speaks of the “office(s)” in the church into which Hyrum is being placed.

It is the “office of Patriarch  and Priesthood”, that Hyrum holds. It is my belief that no other office is mentioned with regard to Hyrum. This office, if the term is referring to a singular office, is being mentioned in the Doctrine and Covenants for the very first time, even though Father Smith appears to have held the same position.

Hyrum is appointed to that office or offices, by blessing and by right. It is clearly a different priesthood appointment than the one received by the 23 High Priests who were called by the voice of God out of the heavens at the Morley Farm. Nevertheless, Hyrum is appointed to enjoy the spiritual gifts of being a prophet, seer and revelator, subject to being taught by Joseph how to ask and receive. The nature of those two appointments seems to be significant.

This “office of Office of Priesthood and Patriarch” is being introduced in modern revelation following the ominous inference that the Kirtland apostasy had resulted in the loss of the fulness of the priesthood and that the defiling of the Kirtland Temple had left the church without an acceptable sanctuary in which the Lord could “restore again that which was lost.. even the fulness of the priesthood”.

Another evidence that the only office or offices Hyrum is being called to is that of “Office of Priesthood and Patriarch” and not as the co-president in the same priesthood office as Joseph, is substantiated by the fact that when the Lord replaces Hyrum Smith with William Law as the councilor in the Presidency of the condemned church, William is only declared to be a counselor to Joseph, not to Joseph and Hyrum as co-presidents of the church:

“And again, verily I say unto you, let my servant William [Law] be appointed, ordained, and anointed, as counselor unto my servant Joseph, in the room of [ instead of or in the place 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..”[3]

Clearly, if Hyrum was being made the co-president of the church with Joseph, William would have been designated as a counselor to both Joseph and Hyrum.

Note also that although Hyrum is to “work in concert with Joseph”. That does not necessarily mean he holds the exact same priesthood office as Joseph nor does it mean that he or Joseph are functioning in the first Presidency as a High Priest in the calling of of Melchizedek High Priest that was restored at the Morley Farm.

According to the 1828 Websters Dictionary, working in concert simply means to be in agreement and mutual harmony with regard to a scheme:

“Agreement of two or more in a design or plan; union formed by mutual communication of opinions and views; accordance in a scheme; harmony.

It does not categorically mean that they hold the same office in the church.

It appears as if the Lord was indeed positioning Hyrum to replace Joseph as the presiding leader of the saints when Joseph would eventually resign from his position of leadership, but the nature of Hyrum’s leadership position would be different than Joseph’s previous position. Additionally, the status of the saints would change from that of being a church, to that of being a tribal entity.

Joseph Steps Down as the Prophet of the Church

On July 16th 1843 The prophet Joseph Smith-

 “stated 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

Technically speaking, I believe that the “office” or “offices” being spoken of above is what Hyrum held according to priesthood “blessing” and “birth-right”, which according to section 124, was the “Office of Priesthood and Patriarch”. My contention, despite the above wording from William Clayton’s journal entry, is that being a “prophet” or “prophet, seer and revelator,” refers to a spiritual gift, not necessarily an official priesthood office per se, although we commonly refer to the prophet seer and revelator of the church as a priesthood office. We do this because the Lord has commanded the saints to sustain someone with those spiritual gifts as the President of the church.

The point Joseph was making when he said he would no longer prophesy for the church and that Hyrum had the authority, was that Hyrum was now the sole designated priesthood President of the church. It would no longer be Joseph and Hyrum working in concert with each other.

The acknowledgement that Hyrum was going to lead a reformation illustrates the fact that the church was still under condemnation.

Few if any of the Nauvoo Saints appear to have recognized the fulfillment of the succession prophecy in section 43 taking place before their very eyes when Joseph announced that Hyrum would now be the sole prophet of the church. It is virtually unknown among latter day saints that Hyrum became the sole prophet and president of the church, officiating in the ancient patriarchal priesthood of Abraham, at the time of the martyrdom.

Section 124 was essentially informing the saints that they had lost the fulness of the priesthood and it was offering them the chance to reform or be rejected as a “church”. It appears as if the significance of being a “church” rather than a patriarchal tribal kingdom is that the church holds the keys of the kingdom of God (which would include the ordinances of salvation.)

“Lift up your hearts and rejoice, for unto you the kingdom, or in other words, the keys of the church have been given. Even so. Amen.” (D&C 42:69)

In addition to the William Clayton Journal documenting Joseph’s resignation as the co-leader of the church, Apostle Willard Richards gave a similar report in a letter to the absent Brigham Young:

“[Joseph] said he would not prophesy anymore— Hyrum should be the prophet.”

 Joseph was making it clear in a public discourse that Hyrum would be the sole leader of the church in his designated office of “Office of Priesthood and Patriarch” and that He, [Joseph] was no longer going to speak prophetically for the church membership.

Differentiating Hyrum’s Priesthood Office from his Spiritual Blessings

Hyrum’s commission to be a prophet seer and revelator did not represent a priesthood “office” but rather it was a grouping of “spiritual gifts” required to fully function in his designated office of “Office of Priesthood and Patriarch”.

Notice how the following passage indicates that the “President of the Office of High Priesthood” presides over the whole church like unto Moses while the spiritual gifts required to act in that office are spiritual “gifts of God”:

The following quote seems to indicate they are gifts associated with the office;

91 And again, the duty of the President of the office of the High Priesthood is to apreside over the whole church, and to be like unto bMoses

92 Behold, here is wisdom; yea, to be a aseer, a brevelator, a translator, and a cprophet, having all the dgifts of God which he bestows upon the head of the church.

When we continue this series in part two, we will review the five general parts of Section 124 that are mentioned with regard to Hyrum’s calling to the office of Office of Priesthood and Patriarch. We shall review and analyse Hyrums responsibility to receive specific spiritual blessings[4]. In future parts of this series we will evaluate the term “patriarchal blessings” that Hyrum was commissioned to give, as it is used in Section 124 to see what it is really referring to.

It is my belief that the patriarchal blessings given by Hyrum Smith during the Nauvoo period actually represent a type of “Rosetta stone” in helping us to decipher what the office of “Office of Priesthood and Patriarch” represents. Additionally it will help us identify the leadership transition taking place among the saints, and recognize the change in trajectory that the saints were going through from a “church” which has the saving ordinances of the gospel, to a “tribal kingdom”. We have documented in previous posts, using section 118 and other evidences, that the tribal kingdom being established has a limited patriarchal priesthood commission to take the knowledge of the fullness of the gospel to the world and testify of the name of Christ, in preparation for the fullness of the Gentiles that would once again come in, four generations later.

[1] D&C 124:28

[2] History Vol 2 p 790

[3] D&C 124:91

[4] It is important to understand the distinction between “spiritual gifts” and “priesthood office”.


“For in those days, the many shall be held in bondage, but yet not in prison”

January 23, 2016

Selected passages from the Essene Gospel of Christ version of Matthew 24. This document is over 2,000 years old.

I shall not make any commentary, I simply share some of the interesting passages for you to ponder..

    And then Yeshua turned himself and faced his disciples, and said privately: “Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see. For I tell you, truly, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them. Yea, blessed are ye of the inner circle who hear my word and to whom the mysteries are revealed, who give to no innocent creature the pain of prison or of death, but seek the good of all, for to such is everlasting life.

Yeshua Gives The Sign Of The End Of Wickedness

    And at another time while Yeshua sat upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him in private, and asked: “Tell us, Lord, thou holy Teacher of Righteousness, concerning the end of evil and that shall be the sign that we should know of thy coming again…
    And Yeshua said unto them, “Take warning, that no man deceive you; for many shall come in my Name, saying, ‘I am the Christ, and the truth, follow me and be saved.’ But great shall be the number, the false prophets will deceive! Yea, many will take up the Holy Name in vain and misuse the meaning thereof and cause great confusion among the people and mislead many. For many things shall take place upon earth that hath not taken place before, nay, nor seen by any generation, except those of that generation.

    “For ye shall hear of great wars and also much talk of war and many will be threatened with destruction, but be ye not troubled, for many things must come to pass yet before the end of all evil things … And in those days, the last before the Great Rest. Those that have power, shall gather to themselves in greed, the lands and the riches of the earth, for their own lusts, and thus shall oppress the greater number who have not.
    “For in those days, the many shall be held in bondage. but yet not in prison, and they shall be used to increase the riches of the greedy. Yea, even the innocent beasts of the field shall be greatly oppressed, for every cruelty and lust shall be worked against my innocent brothers and sisters of the great Household of God; for many shall lust after the taste of flesh, and blood shall flow freely as high as the bridle of the horse!

    “In that time of trouble, no creature of God, nay, man nor beast shall escape the cruel judgment of that wicked generation, save mine holy elect under the charge of mine holy angels. For I say unto ye this day, that a strange saviour shall rule the minds of many, and that generation shall believe not in the evil of the world, but shall judge all evil, good, and all good, evil.
   “For many shall the miracles of the strange god work in the earth, and the people shall worship that saviour with much devotion, for all hope rest in the god that is not a god but decieveth the people of every nation.

     “But the Eternal Spirit of All, shall send forth His holy messengers, and they shall restore the holy law anew, which wicked men have hidden by their vain traditions, and those that believe not the holy law shall perish … And in that day shall all they that keepeth my law and commandments be hated of all nations for my Name’s sake, for many shall be offended at my Holy Laws, and betray one another and shall ha[t]e one another, for many false prophets shall indeed arise: and shall deceive many.

     “Yea, I tell ye, in that age yet to come, the Father’s Name shall be blasphemed in a manner like never before in the history of the world, greater than even the star count of heaven itself!
 For hands dripping with the innocent blood of my creatures will take up my name in vain and mislead many, and they will follow the ways of the Pharisees and not the true path of the Pure Oblation.
 Yea. many lies will be spoken of me in that age, things I spoke not unto ye, nor taught not, for they will lust after much flesh and sin, and their evil will mount higher than a new moon of thy season and many will believe, and be lost.
     “Yea, sheep will there be but shepherds few, for the wolves shall destroy the sheep and scatter them about as the north wind scatters the fallen leaves. For many are the hopes of that age to come but like the bow in the sky after the rain cometh, disappeareth into nothingness. Though great be their saviour, only hopelessness shall reign over the nations.

    “I tell ye, better for that generation not to have been born into the world, for darkness filleth that age and gross darkness the people where the lie ruleth the hearts of many … Yea, I tell unto ye truly, if any man then shall say unto you, “Lo, here is the Christ,’ or ‘there he be,’ be ye on guard, and haste not to believe. For there shall arise many false Christs, and false prophets, speaking the lie against the Humane Son of God, and they shall shew great signs and wonders, insomuch that, if it were possible, to even deceive the very elect of God.

    “For as in the days that were before the flood. they were eating flesh and blood, and drinking sour wine, and marrying for unnatural reasons… Until the day that Noah entered into the ark and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away, so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be.”

     And then one of Yeshua’ disciples said unto him, “Master of the Harvest, please tell us what shall be the sign that we may know for certainty of thy coming?” And Yeshua said unto his disciples: “The Eternal Parent has appointed a time and a season for everything, so shall be the holy judgement of that age. For verily I say unto you,  that age shall not pass till all those things be fulfilled, for the wicked  heavens of Satan shall pass away, and the evil of the world shall pass  away, but my words shall not pass away, for my words are law and life and love. And out from my law shall come forth a new heaven that ruleth over the new earth; yea, the Kingdom of mine Elect shall rule in peace and gladness the meek of the land, and wickedness shall be no more found or sought after.”


Judge Anna Maria Riezinger: “You know something is wrong when…”

January 15, 2016

For years I have said that the BAR, every attorney that is a member of the BAR,  and the corrupt legal and justice system in America is doing the bidding of the Crown and the Vatican. I have said that much of our law enforcement system and the IRS represents a modern day foreign tax collector who has enslaved God’s people in America through legal deception. They are not unlike the Phaoroh who enslaved and taxed the children of Israel anciently.

At the bottom of this post I am providing a YouTube by judge Anna Maria Riezinger that explains and documents the above claims. This corrupt system has enslaved the American people. 

Most attorneys have no idea that they are servants of the Vatican and the Crown and of a corrupt system run by a secret society who have taken secret blood oaths. The time will  come when ignorance will not be an acceptable excuse.

I have also said that the “slaves” that will rise up per the first part of the following two part prophetic snippet in section 87, are the American People that the Lord commands in Ether 8 to “awake to a sense of your awful situation, because of this secret combination which shall be among you

Notice how part one of the prophetic snippet in section 87 below is referring to a different group of people than part two is referring to:

Part One of the Prophetic Snippet in Section 87

“..And it shall come to pass, after many days, slaves [American patriots] shall rise up against their masters, who shall be marshaled and disciplined for war…”

The above passage is referring to Americans. It is referring to you and me. 

Part Two of the Prophetic Snippet in Section 87

“..And it shall come to pass also that the remnants [Native Americans] who are left of the land will marshal themselves, and shall become exceedingly angry, and shall vex the Gentiles with a sore vexation..”

Many people assume that part one is referring to the Blacks. I disagree. They will participate in the mass chaos and rioting and righting but they will not be “marshaled and disciplined for war”.

Clearly the “remnants” that are “left of the land” in the second part of the above prophetic snippet is a group of native Americans who are being differentiated from those of the first group of American Patriots.

Two different and distinct groups of people are going to Marshal themselves for war. Many other special interest groups will also add to the chaos when the civil wars begin. Certainly Blacks will play a part in the end times chaos but they are not what part one is speaking about. They will not be “marshaled and disciplined” for war in the sense that these other two groups will be.

I believe there is a very good chance that the Bundy ranch stand off a few years ago and the current patriot stand off in Burns Oregon could well be the spark that ignites the fire for the prophesied rebellion. What is happening now may well lead to the bloodshed and civil war that has been clearly foretold in Section 87 and other prophecies. The amount of success that the patriots have had thus far is unprecedented. It is an historical event. It is a first. It may be the means of emboldening other patriot groups across the country whose motives may not be quite as pure.

This civil war that is about to take place in America is a sign of the times, notifying us that famine, plague, earthquake, wrath and the indignation and chastening hand of a just God is about to begin to go forth in America and the world until the consumption that has been decreed makes a full end of all nations.

Section 87 continues:

And thus, with the sword and by bloodshed the inhabitants of the earth shall mourn; and with famine, and plague, and earthquake, and the thunder of heaven, and the fierce and vivid lightning also, shall the inhabitants of the earth be made to feel the wrath, and indignation, and chastening hand of an Almighty God, until the consumption decreed hath made a full end of all nations;

That the cry of the saints, and of the blood of the saints, shall cease to come up into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth, from the earth, to be avenged of their enemies.

Wherefore, stand ye in holy places, and be not moved, until the day of the Lord come; for behold, it cometh quickly, saith the Lord. Amen.

Watch for a South Caroline Commencement “sign” to the “difficulties”

If something happens in Burns to begin the bloodshed “difficulties” related to the current”slave situation” there is a good chance that something significant will first happen in South Caroline as a “commencement” to the bloodshed difficulties:

“I prophesy, in the name of the Lord God, that the commencement of the difficulties which will cause much bloodshed previous to the coming of the Son of Man will be in South Carolina.

It [ the “difficulties” ] may probably arise through the slave question. This a voice declared to me, while I was praying earnestly on the subject, December 25th, 1832.”

This does not necessarily mean that the current difficulties of this generation will start in South Carolina, rather, it could be referring to a commencement “sign” in South Carolina that marks the beginning of the next round of difficulties that take place some other place in the U.S. The 1828 Websters defines commencement as-

“Beginning; rise; origin; first existence”

So the beginning or “first instance” of slaves rising against masters was in South Carolina after the establishment of this nation and some preliminary sign will take place as a commencement marker, to the next round of difficulties that take place in this generation.

In a previous post I mentioned another prophecy which also links the rising up of angry men who destroy the wicked government, with the “day of vexation and vengeance“:

“Verily, I say unto you, that the day of vexation and vengeance is nigh at the doors of this nation, when wicked, ungodly and daring men will rise up in wrath and might, and go forth in anger, like as the dust is driven by a terrible wind; and they will be the means of the destruction of the government and cause the death and misery of many souls; but the faithful among my people shall be preserved in holy places during all these tribulations.” (A Revelation given west of Jackson County, Missouri, on July 17, 1831; Letter from W. W. Phelps to Brigham Young, dated August 12, 1861, Joseph Smith Collection, Church Historian’s Office; Unpublished Revelations, Vol. I, Part 10:6, p. 57-58, Compiled by Fred C. Collier.)

David Whitner, one of the three witnesses of the Book of Mormon, also testified in a newspaper interview about a future civil war that would smash up this nation. He also noted that the civil war would take place at the time that the last great work would take place when the next translation of the sealed plates would go forth:

Question: When will the temple be built in Independence?

Answer: Right after the great tribulation is over

Question: What do you mean by that?

Answer: A civil war more bloody and cruel than the rebellion [American Civil War]. It will be the smashing up of this nation, about which time the second great work has to be done, a work like Joseph did, and the translation of the sealed plates and peace all over. (David Whitmer interview with Dr. Poulson, printed in the Deseret News on Friday, August 16, 1878)

There are of course many other prophesies about the destruction of America as we know it, including the following prophecy from joseph Smith as given in the Saxton letter:

And now I am prepared to say by the authority of Jesus Christ, that not many years shall pass away before the United States shall present such a scene of bloodshed as has not a parallel in the hystory  of our nation pestalence hail famine and earthquake will  sweep the wicked off this generation from off the face of  this Land to open and prepare the way for the  return of the lost tribes of Israel from the north  country—

The Lord is about to come out of his hiding place and vex this evil nation as prophesied in the parable of the woman and the unjust judge:

81 Now, unto what shall I liken the children of Zion? I will liken them unto the parable of the woman and the unjust judge, for men ought always to pray and not to faint, which saith—

 82 There was in a city a judge which feared not God, neither regarded man.

 83 And there was a widow in that city, and she came unto him, saying: Avenge me of mine adversary.

 84 And he would not for a while, but afterward he said within himself: Though I fear not God, nor regard man, yet because this widow troubleth me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.

 85 Thus will I liken the children of Zion.

 86 Let them importune at the feet of the judge;

 87 And if he heed them not, let them importune at the feet of the governor;

 88 And if the governor heed them not, let them importune at the feet of the president;

 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 unjuststewards, and appoint them their portion amonghypocrites, and unbelievers;

 91 Even in outer darkness, where there is weeping, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth.

I have reason to believe that the Lord of the vineyard and His servants returned back to the vineyard over two months ago which explains why things seem to be escalating and people are beginning to awaken to the state of our awful situation.

It is important to realize that the “coming of the Lord” preparatory to the last great work and the “Day of the Lord” are two different events. The Day of the Lord possibly refers to the opening of the seventh seal or seventh thousand years of this earths temporal existence. The coming of the Lord refers to His preliminary return to His vineyard prior to the day of the Lord.

It is also important to understand that prophecy informs us that most people, including believers will not know when the coming of the Lord takes place at the time of the third watch until after it takes place because it takes place as a thief in the night:

“And again, verily I say unto you, the coming of the Lord draweth nigh, and it overtaketh the world as a thief in the night”— Doctrine and Covenants 106:4

Modern revelation informs us that both the Lord of the vineyard and His servants will return to the vineyard for the last time to finish the great work:

And it came to pass that the Lord of the vineyard sent his servant; and the servant went and did as the Lord had commanded him, and brought other servants; and they were few.

And the Lord of the vineyard said unto them: Go to, and labor in the vineyard, with your might. For behold, this is the last time that I shall nourish my vineyard; for the end is nigh at hand, and the season speedily cometh; and if ye labor with your might with me ye shall have joy in the fruit which I shall lay up unto myself against the time which will soon come.

And it came to pass that the servants did go and labor with their mights; and the Lord of the vineyard labored also with them; and they did obey the commandments of the Lord of the vineyard in all things.

We know that the next portion of the plates need to be translated and published to the world as part of the final test just as these tribulations and commotions are beginning to take place. It is at that time that a portion of believing gentiles will repent and become clean before the Lord and accept the fulness of the gospel while those that reject the message will be cursed:

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.

And he that will contend against the word of the Lord, let him be accursed; and he that shall deny these things, let him be accursed; for unto them will I show no greater things, saith Jesus Christ; for I am he who speaketh.

When the servants return, they will , “warn the people of” New York, also to the city of Albany, and also to the city of Boston “with the sound of the gospel, with a loud voice, of the desolation and utter abolishment which await them if they do reject these things… reproving the world in righteousness of all their unrighteous and ungodly deeds, setting forth clearly and understandingly the desolation of abomination in the last days.”

The Lord will use his designated servants to rend the kingdoms of the world:

For, with you saith the Lord Almighty, I will rend their kingdoms; I will not only shake the earth, but the starry heavens shall tremble.

I am convinced that some of the people involved in the patriot standoff are good men with good hearts who love the constitution and desire to restore the Constitutional Republic and want to enjoy the freedom and liberty that a true constitutional republic promises. This event, one way or the other is a preliminary part of the end times scenario. Ammon Bundy claims that he has been inspired to do what he is doing. I don’t doubt that.

Nevertheless, I maintain that the military strike by the Lord’s servants as documented in the parable of the redemption of Zion in section 101 is going to literally come true to the letter.

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;

And go ye straightway unto the land of my vineyard, and redeem my vineyard; for it is mine; I have bought it with money.

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.

The reclaiming and redeeming of the Lord’s vineyard and the demolition of the towers of the enemy that have been constructed in his vineyard will be led by the Lord’s servant so clearly documented in section 103:

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.

The Lord is not going to use some member of the Bar- tool of the Crown and Jesuit Pope to redeem Zion. He will use His appointed servant.

Whether or not the patriots involved in the Burns standoff will repent and participate in the strike mentioned in section 101 is yet to be seen. They would need to repent and accept the fulness of the gospel before they would be accounted worthy to participate in that event.

Nevertheless, one of the amazing things that the Patriot standoff in Burns Oregon is doing is to educate those that are willing to listen about the constitution and the corruption of the government. Several of the towns people that were humble and open-minded have acknowledged that this event has educated them about the constitution and the government corruption taking place on both the local level and the national level.

Will blood be shed in Burns?

I don’t pretend to know.

All I know is that God is in the storm.

If you have not been paying attention to what is going on in Burns, I highly encourage you to find out. This may be the beginning of the end as far as the armed rebellion that results in the misery and bloodshed of many souls and the destruction of the government.

Please view the following videos to better understand what the true slave issue is all about that is spoken of in section 87. If you are not aware that you have been a political and economic slave to a foreign debt collector you need to wake up because we are approaching the appointed time and the crescendo is building quickly.

Amazing things are happening. You can no longer bury your head in the sand. Your life is going to be affected very soon whether you like it or not. The polarization is taking place.

Which side of the issue will you be on when the servants make themselves known and invite you to repent or burn?

Judge Anna Maria Riezinger has written an open letter to Sheriff Ward in Burns Oregon which is going to be a real revelation to many people. She is an American Common Law Court Judge. 

I highly encourage you to listen to the letter or to read it. I realize that many sheeple will laugh this off. That is a decision each of us needs to make for ourselves.

 

you know something is wrong

Anna Maria Riezinger

 

 

 

 

I rest my case.


“Is it time to defend the Republic?”

January 10, 2016

My Recent Trip to Bandon Oregon 

I have some very close friends that suffer from a very strange physical malady that takes place out in the open air on large parcels of lawn. The thing that separates this malady from generic picnics, camping events and family outings in nature is the mystical chasing of an elusive white ball much the same way that Alice chased the white rabbit down the rabbit hole.

This virus causes manic emotional swings.

One moment the person is giddy and euphorically exuberant with delusions of grandeur and the next moment they can be in the depths of despair and depression, uttering vile strings of expletives. Their passionate tirades that are sometimes laced with profanity can only be fully appreciated by those who suffer from turrets syndrome.

Sadly there is no known cure for this malady beyond, old age, loss of vision, senility and death itself.

The best one can hope for is to try to contain it and limit the number of times one experiences it.

I am going to confess that I have suffered from this malady in my earlier years however, old age, senility and vision problems, along with my refusal to read and abide by the rules associated with the malady have resulted in my friends demoting me to that of a “spectator”. Nevertheless, when invited to join them in their annual pilgrimage as a spectator, I often do so in the hope of offering moral support and the desire to intervene if and when any fights should break out.

It is believed that this virus originated in Scotland during the middle ages which is of particular interest to me since my ancestors on my Fathers side of the family hail from the Robertson clan and they came from Scotland.

 

robertson clan

These friends of mine go on an annual pilgrimage to Bandan Oregon to experience this Malady because there are some LINKS courses that most clearly mimic the terrain of the great scotland courses. It is the similarity to golf in Scotland that causes countless people to pay obscene amounts of money to suffer this affliction while chasing the mystical ball in the cold and rain and having to put up with grass so dense that one must use a putter from 100 years away from the green.

 

golf kilt

 

A common misconception is that the acronym for the word that is often used to describe this malady stands for Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden, however, that is just a fantasy that has evolved due to the fact that the disease most commonly attacks men who are deeply chauvinistic. The truth is that the word simply means “club” (“men,s club” according to some)

I know for a fact that there are some women get this Malady because during the four days that I spent chasing my friends who were chasing the white ball, I actually saw one woman who was on the course, suffering with the malady along with three men. Nevertheless, when I happened upon the public, outdoor urinals at the course, I realized that there are still some relics from times past that might give subliminal messages to the weaker sex that they are not really supposed to be there…. For this reason, I have to admire those of the minority gender for their strong will and determination to suffer from this malady along side the men regardless of any type of bigotry that might exist.

 

public urinals

“The first documented mention of the word ‘golf’ is in Edinburgh on 6th March 1457, when King James II banned ‘ye golf’, in an attempt to encourage archery practice, which was being neglected. This royal ban was repeated in 1471 by his son, James III, and again in 1491 by his grandson, James IV. This may not have been links golf as we know it today.”

dunes

The following poem was written by a person suffering from the malady

In My Hand I Hold A Ball,
White And Dimpled, Rather Small.

Oh, How Bland It Does Appear,
This Harmless Looking Little Sphere.
By Its Size I Could Not Guess,
The Awesome Strength It Does Possess.

But Since I Fell Beneath Its Spell,
I’ve Wandered Through The Fires Of Hell.
My Life Has Not Been Quite The Same,
Since I Chose To Play This Stupid Game.

It Rules My Mind For Hours On End,
A Fortune It Has Made Me Spend.
It Has Made Me Yell, Curse And Cry,
I Hate Myself And Want To Die.

It Promises A Thing Called Par,
If I Can Hit It Straight And Far.
To Master Such A Tiny Ball,
Should Not Be Very Hard At All.

But My Desires The Ball Refuses,
And Does Exactly As It Chooses.
It Hooks And Slices, Dribbles And Dies,
And Even Disappears Before My Eyes.

Often It Will Have A Whim,
To Hit A Tree Or Take A Swim.
With Miles Of Grass On Which To Land,
It Finds A Tiny Patch Of Sand.

Then Has Me Offering Up My Soul,
If Only It Would Find The Hole.
It’s Made Me Whimper Like A Pup,
And Swear That I Will Give It Up.

And Take To Drink To Ease My Sorrow,
But The Ball Knows …. I’ll Be Back Tomorrow

 

Just a Few Hours Away

As I was following my friends down the breath-taking fairways with my ear phones on listening to the Beach Boys and gazing across the coastline and the ocean, I had a short bout of contextual cognitive dissonance realizing that while I was recreating on the Oregon shoreline with nary a care in the world, there were some angry and daring men just hours from me in the same state who were putting their lives on the line because of their passionate belief that the Federal Government has gone too far in their unconstitutional reach and in taking our freedoms and liberty away from us.

According to some sources, Ammon Bundy is so angry about the encroachment of the Federal Government in taking lands form the people, that he has declared that he is ready to kill or be killed over this situation in Oregon. The current standing off is pretty daring indeed.

 

ammon bundy

 

For the record, I completely agree with the patriots about the unconstitutional overreach of the Federal Government and I think they are justified in pushing back against a tyrannical government. They are simply doing what the founders of this nation did when they pushed back against a wicked and tyrannical King.

I think it is interesting and disgusting that the LDS church publicly distanced themselves from the patriot standoff after some of the patriots quoted from LDS scripture and one of the guards at the impound referred to himself as “Captain Moroni”.

king moroni
The official response from the church is that “this armed occupation can in no way be justified on a scriptural basis.”

How would leaders of the church that are much more familiar with the contents of the Wall Street Journal than the four standards works, and who need to have doctrinal portions of their conference talks reviewed by the correlation committee and selected LDS scholars, be able to make such an observation when they have such a shallow understanding of the scriptures?

Condemning the method in which the patriots are using to bring this problem to the public’s attention is not what really chaps me the most about the position of the church. It is the fact that the church is unwilling to take a stand on the real issue that is being debated.

The church refused to take a stand on the issues an condemn the overreach of the government stating that “… the use of federal lands is not a church matter,“.

B@#l S*#t.

The shepherds are supposed to protect and feed the flock, not just feed themselves.

They are to shine the spotlight on evil.

They are to sound the voice of warning.

They are to expose and challenge the secret combination, not swap secret handshakes with them and run interference for them.

One View from a Constitutional Attorney

I am really impressed with the knowledge and eloquence of this expert in constitutional law in the video below.

I think the video is well worth listening to. She makes a passionate declaration that it is now time to defend the Republic.

Frankly, I don’t think the Republic has existed for many decades and I think the constitution was secretly suspended by martial law a long time ago, nevertheless, public officials still make a pretense that the constitution is still to be upheld so as to not alert the sleeping masses.

An Appointed Time of Awakening

I do however, believe that there is an appointed time of awaking when a group of believers will become aware of the awful situation that we are in because of the secret combination that is vying for complete global control.

We seem to be in a sweet spot of prophetic end times history because there is a convergence of numerous time-related prophecies that all crisscross within a 20 year period of time, beginning with 2001 and ending with 2017  which is possibly the time when the sixth seal comes to an end. I am of the opinion that the President Elect Prophecy in section 124 will be fulfilled in conjunction with this next election which means that astounding things will take place and unfold during the next 12 months. For that reason, I am looking at all of the events taking place during this time period much closer than I normally would.

“..when ye shall see these things come among you..”

The Patriot standoff in Oregon and the plea by the attorney in the youtube above reminds me of the following passages in Ether 8 of the Book of Mormon

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

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.

26 Wherefore, I, Moroni, am commanded to write these things that evil may be done away, and that the time may come that Satan may have no power upon the hearts of the children of men, but that they may be persuaded to do good continually, that they may come unto the fountain of all righteousness and be saved.

 

The Prophetic Uprising Begins with REPENTANCE

There are no doubt some LDS patriots that are looking for a landmark event to trigger the great awakening and decisive response to a renegade government run by a secret order spoken of in the above passages, however, I would point out that the very first thing that Moroni prophetically commands us to do at the appointed time of awakening is to REPENT.

While I agree with the cause and the concerns being voiced by the Bundy’s and other patriots at this time and over these issues, they are missing one very significant ingredient that is to precede the appropriate and successful prophesied military response to the combination that is seeking global dominance.

It is repentance.

It is easy to get caught up in righteous rage regarding the trammeling of our God given rights by the government without noticing that we have brought this curse upon us with our own apostasy. It is not until after the gentiles repent that additional records come forth and God comes out of his hiding place to smite the wicked in behalf of the repentant.

I believe the word repentance in the Book of Mormon passages above is code for an amazing event that is about to happen. It has to do with God appointed servants returning with the fulness of the gospel and the voice of warning and the command for all of us to REPENT for having rejected the law of God and the fulness of the gospel!

For this reason, I am of the belief that the true patriots in this nation ( that also are true disciples of Christ) will not make their move until the designated God-Appointed commander returns and rallies us to the cause.

Until then, I see the following reminiscence by W. W. Phelps, of a revelation received through Joseph Smith to be a more likely characterization of what any preliminary patriot rebellions might result in.

“..ungodly and daring men will rise up in wrath and might..”
“..they will be the means of the destruction of the government..”

“Verily, I say unto you, that the day of vexation and vengeance is nigh at the doors of this nation, when wicked, ungodly and daring men will rise up in wrath and might, and go forth in anger, like as the dust is driven by a terrible wind; and they will be the means of the destruction of the government and cause the death and misery of many souls; but the faithful among my people shall be preserved in holy places during all these tribulations.” (A Revelation given west of Jackson County, Missouri, on July 17, 1831; Letter from W. W. Phelps to Brigham Young, dated August 12, 1861, Joseph Smith Collection, Church Historian’s Office; Unpublished Revelations, Vol. I, Part 10:6, p. 57-58, Compiled by Fred C. Collier.)

[Editorial Note: there are some historic events taking place.. I will put some updates here untill I feel another post is in order

 

 

 


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