For those who are Watching…

November 28, 2008

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This blog 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.

The content provided in the posts of this blog are 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, the following resources can be considered:

  • This blog– For an incomplete listing of some of the earliest posts on both blog sites with brief descriptions click here
  • The Chief Inspector Blog  Part One and Part Two
  • My Youtube Series on “The Secret History of Mormonism Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
  • The book, “Solving the Prophet Puzzle, transforming a crisis of faith into a spiritual awakening“. This book provide the true Biblical profile of who Joseph Smith really was and what his full calling is. It documents how Joseph Smith, the latter day Moses offered up an atonement offering in behalf of latter day Israel after they rejected the fulness, much the same way the Moses offered himself as an atonement offering for ancient Israel after they rejected the fulness. The book provides answers to most of the criticisms made by skeptics of the restoration. The book can be ordered through Amazon.

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The book, “Solving the Prophet Puzzle” reveals the secret history of the LDS restoration movement.

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

The book is currently being updated and should be finished by the end of 2016. The original version that was used by members of my peer review has temporarily been reduced in price from $49 to $19.

The book is over 600 pages long with over 1200 historical and scriptural references. Listed below are the chapters contained in the book.

SUMMARY OF CHAPTERS  

CHAPTER 1: 
THE APOSTASY AND REDEMPTION OF LATTER DAY ISRAEL
The Whore, the Harlots and the Unfaithful Bride

CHAPTER 2 
THE GROWING GOOGLE APOSTASY
“We’ve never had a period of apostasy like we’re having right now”

CHAPTER 3 
SOLVING THE PROPHET PUZZLE PARTS 1-3
A Stone of Stumbling
Biblical Profile of the Davidic Servant
One Like Moses

CHAPTER 4 
SOLVING THE PROPHET PUZZLE PARTS 4-6
The True Purpose of Prophets
The Atonement Statute
“I have labored in vain… yet shall I … restore… Israel”

CHAPTER 5 
SOLVING THE PROPHET PUZZLE PARTS 7-9
Why did Old things need to become New?
Modern Revelation is Consistent with Ancient Prophecy

CHAPTER 6 
TWELVE CONTEXTUAL DECLARATIONS
Search these commandments… the prophecies and promises… shall all be fulfilled.

CHAPTER 7 
HE COMES THREE TIMES AS A THIEF IN THE NIGHT
“For, behold, he cometh in the first watch . . . and . . . in the second watch,
and again he shall come in the third watch.”

CHAPTER 8 
THE BRIDEGROOM TARRIED
“I, the Lord, will to retain a strong hold in the land of Kirtland, for the space of five years.”

CHAPTER 9 
THE CHURCH OF GOD BRINGS FORTH THE KINGDOM OF GOD
“And she brought forth a man child”

CHAPTER 10 
A MYSTICAL LOOK AT THE LDS RESTORATION MOVEMENT
“That Jerusalem from this hour may begin to be redeemed.”

CHAPTER 11 
THE SECRET REESTABLISHMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF THE JEWS
“A Light will shine forth among those that sit in darkness.”

CHAPTER 12 
REUNITING THE KINGDOM OF ISRAEL WITH THE KINGDOM OF JUDAH
“And the branches of the natural tree will I graft into the natural branches of the [wild] tree”

CHAPTER 13 
READING ABRAHAM WHILE GOD WINKS
“Thy seed . . . shall bear this ministry and priesthood unto all nations.”

CHAPTER 14 
THE SECRET RETURN OF ELIJAH THE PROPHET
“Behold the time has fully come which was spoken by the mouth of Malachi.”

CHAPTER 15 
OLIVER’S SECRET
If an angel… let him be accursed…

CHAPTER 16 
CRUSHING DAVID WHITMER’S STUMBLING BLOCK
“I will prove that God called Brother Joseph to translate the Book of Mormon only”

CHAPTER 17 
THE JEWS REJECTED THE COVENANT, THE GENTILES BROKE IT
“They have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.”

CHAPTER 18 
THE SECRET DOCUMENT
Searching for 23 High Priests and the Holy Order of Melchizedek

CHAPTER 19 
THREE GRAND ORDERS OF PRIESTHOOD
“Paul is here treating of three different priesthoods, namely the priesthood of Aron, Abraham, and Melchizedek”

CHAPTER 20 
SOMETHING NEW MUST BE DONE FOR THE SALVATION OF THE CHURCH
But behold the Servant said unto the Lord of the Vineyard, “Spare it a little longer.”

CHAPTER 21 
ANALYSIS OF SECTION 132
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine.”

CHAPTER 22 
I AM THAT I AM
The Importance of Understanding the True Nature of God

CHAPTER 23 
SEVEN SERVANTS AND AN ANGEL
“And the voice of warning shall be unto all people by the mouths of my disciples whom I have chosen in these last days.”

CHAPTER 24 
THE FIVE-PART MINISTRY OF JOSEPH SMITH
The Secret History of Mormonism

CHAPTER 25 
UNSEAL THE VISION
The Time of the End is Near

CHAPTER 26 
HOW ZION WILL BE REDEEMED…
“break down the walls of mine enemies, throw down their tower, and scatter their watchman”

EPILOGUE 
RESPONDING TO THE SKEPTICS OF JOSEPH SMITH AND THE RESTORATION

 

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

Watcher

 


The Secret Isn’t Secret Anymore

July 18, 2017

[Editorial Note: The coming forth of this kind of information provides greater clarity as to why we are in the kind of bondage we are in. It is surely a sign of the times. The following is published without permission]

The Secret Isn’t Secret Anymore

Posted: 18 Jul 2017 06:39 AM PDT


By Anna Von Reitz

Here it is, in black and white, the beginning of the whole web of  treachery, deceit and Breach of Trust that has caused two World Wars, multiple international bankruptcies, and the current plot to overthrow private property and self-government worldwide:

CONGRESSIONAL RECORD – SENATE. 64th CONGRESS, 1st SESSION VOLUME 53, PART 7 Page 6781 25 April 1916, by Senator Owens:

 “I wish to put in the RECORD the Secret Treaty of Verona of November 22, 1822, showing what this ancient conflict is between the rule of the few and the rule of the many. I wish to call the attention of the Senate to this treaty because it is the threat of this treaty which was the basis of the Monroe doctrine. It throws a powerful white light upon the conflict between monarchial government and government by the people.
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The Holy Alliance under the influence of Metternich, the Premier of Austria, in 1822, issued this remarkable secret document : [American Diplomatic Code, 1778 – 1884, vol. 2 ; Elliott, p. 179.] SECRET TREATY OF VERONA The undersigned, specially authorized to make some additions to the treaty of the Holy Alliance, after having exchanged their respective credentials, have agreed as follows :
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 ARTICLE 1. The high contracting powers being convinced that the system of representative government is equally as incompatible with the monarchial principles as the maxim of the sovereignty of the people with the high divine right, engage mutually in the most solemn manner, to use all their efforts to put an end to the system of representative governments, in whatever country it may exist in Europe, and to prevent its being introduced in those countries where it is not yet known.
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 ART. 2. As it can not be doubted that the liberty of the press is the most powerful means used by the pretended supporters of the rights of nations to the detriment of those princes, the high contracting parties promise reciprocally to adopt all proper measures to suppress it, not only in their own states but also in the rest of Europe.
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 ART. 3. Convinced that the principles of religion contribute most powerfully to keep nations in the state of passive obedience which they owe to their princes, the high contracting parties declare it to be their intention to sustain in their respective States those measures which the clergy may adopt, with the aim of ameliorating their own interests, so intimately connected with the preservation of the authority of the princes ; and the contracting powers join in offering their thanks to the Pope for what he has already done for them, and solicit his constant cooperation in their views of submitting the nations.
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 ART. 4. The situation of Spain and Portugal unite unhappily all the circumstances to which this treaty has particular reference. The high contracting parties, in confiding to France the care of putting an end to them, engaged to assist her in the manner which may the least compromise them with their own people and the people of France by means of a subsidy on the part of the two empires of 20,000,000 of francs every year from the date of the signature of this treaty to the end of the war.’
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 ART. 5. In order to establish in the Peninsula the order of things which existed before the revolution of Cadiz, and to insure the entire execution of the articles of the present treaty, the high contracting parties give to each other the reciprocal assurance that as long as their views are not fulfilled, rejecting all other ideas of utility or other measure to be taken, they will address themselves with the shortest possible delay to all the authorities existing in their States and to all their agents in foreign countries, with the view to establish connections tending toward the accomplishment of the objects proposed by this treaty. ART.
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6. This treaty shall be renewed with such changes as new circumstances may give occasion for, either at a new congress or at the court of one of the contracting parties, as soon as the war with Spain shall be terminated. ART.
7. The present treaty shall be ratified and the ratifications exchanged at Paris within the space of six months. Made at Verona the 22d November, 1822.
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For Austria :—————————————————–METTERNICH.
For France :————————————————CHATEAUBRIAND.
For Prussia :———————————————————BERNSTET.
For Russia :——————————————————NESSELRODE.
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I ask to have printed in the CONGRESSIONAL RECORD this secret treaty, because I think it ought to be called now to the attention of the people of the United States and of the world.
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This evidence of the conflict between the rule of the few verses popular government should be emphasized on the minds of the people of the United States, that the conflict now waging throughout the world may be more clearly understood, for after all said the great pending war springs from the weakness and frailty of government by the few, where human error is far more probable than the error of the many where aggressive war is only permitted upon the authorizing vote of those whose lives are jeopardized in the trenches of modern war.
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Mr. SHAFROTH. Mr. President, I should like to have the senator state whether in that treaty there was not a coalition formed between the powerful countries of Europe to reestablish the sovereignty of Spain in the Republics of South and Central America?
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 Mr. OWEN. I was just going to comment upon that, and I am going to take but a few moments to do so because I realize the preasure of other matters. This Holy Alliance, having put a Bourbon prince upon the throne of France by force, then used France to suppress the constitution of Spain immediately afterwards, and by this very treaty gave her a subsidy of 20,000,000 francs annually to enable her to wage war upon the people of Spain and to prevent their exercise of any measure of the right of self-government.
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The Holy Alliance immediately did the same thing in Italy, by sending Austrian troops to Italy, where the people there attempted to exercise a like measure of liberal constitutional self-government ; and it was not until the printing press, which the Holy Alliance so stoutly opposed, taught the people of Europe the value of liberty that finally one country after another seized a greater and greater right of self government, until now it may be fairly said that nearly all the nations of Europe have a very large measure of self government.
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However, I wish to call the attention of the Senate and the country to this important history in the growth of constitutional popular self-government. The Holy Alliance made its powers felt by the wholesale drastic suppression of the press in Europe, by universal censorship, by killing free speech and all ideas of popular rights, and by the complete suppression of popular government.
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The Holy Alliance having destroyed popular government in Spain and in Italy, had well-laid plans also to destroy popular government in the American colonies which had revolted from Spain and Portugal in Central and South America under the influence of the successful example of the United States.
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It was because of this conspiracy against the American Republics by the European monarchies that the great English statesman, Canning, called the attention of our government to it, and our statesmen then, including Thomas Jefferson, took an active part to bring about the declaration by President Monroe in his next annual message to the Congress of the United States that the United States should regard it as an act of hostility to the government of the United States and an unfriendly act if this coalition or if any power of Europe ever undertook to establish upon the American Continent any control of any American Republic or to acquire any territorial rights.
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This is the so-called Monroe doctrine.
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The threat under the Secret Treaty of Verona to suppress popular governments in the American Republics is the basis of the Monroe doctrine. This secret treaty sets forth clearly the conflict between monarchial government and popular government and the government of the few as against the government of the many.
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It is a part, in reality, of developing popular sovereignty when we demand for women equal rights to life, to liberty, to the possession of property, to an equal voice in the making of the laws and the administration of the laws. This demand on the part of the women is made by men, and it ought to be made by men as well as by thinking, progressive women, as it will promote human liberty and human happiness. I sympathize with it, and I hope that all parties will in the national conventions give their approval to this larger measure of liberty to the better half of the human race.”   — Senator Owens.
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Thank you, Senator Owens, now and forever— from a grateful American Public and from all the people of the world, for forcefully and with great foresight bringing this to our attention now, a full hundred years later.
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The threat has remained with us all these years.
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Having failed to win by military valor, the Popes and the failed monarchies of the European Continent have never repealed nor repented the content of this gross Breach of Trust, and the same parties conjoined with corrupt British Government interests, have still conspired to wreck all the free people of the world via fraud, deceit, undisclosed contracts, unlawful conversion of property interests, bankruptcy fraud, probate fraud, false claims of abandonment and similar legal chicanery to attempt to realize their goals and reduce the world to Commercial Feudalism.
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We have discovered the true enemies of freedom and human progress deeply embedded in the municipal and territorial governments of the world.
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Those governments are now bankrupt and we have the opportunity to peacefully and in an orderly way recoup the assets of each country and each Man and Woman, out of the dreadful snares that have been set for them and to return these assets to their lawful owners.
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The Popes and British and other European Monarchs who have pursued this course of action have been the principle cause of two World Wars, as they have sought to reduce the world to a form of modern feudalism in which billions of people and their assets would be made slaves for an unaccountable and totally immoral few.
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The deceitful and duplicitous United States Congress has been a key component of this plan to overthrow all self-governing nations and most particularly, the fifty nation-state republics of the unincorporated United States of America.  The entire world has been confused and deluded by these fraud artists, encouraged to think that they exercise valid power related to the American states and people, when in fact they are our employees and have no territorial or municipal authority over us and are strictly limited to the exercise of nineteen enumerated powers in the international jurisdiction of the sea.
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Their usurpation and trespasses and acts of fraud against us have been fully researched and evidenced and they have been given Due Process and Summary Judgment.  Their false claims in commerce against the American states and people stand forever and fully and conclusively rebutted, including all claims of abandonment and presumptions of citizenship.
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The Popes are not proud of this history, nor should they be.  The kings and queens of Europe have acted more like floozies and gangsters than men and women with any common sense, decency, or heart.  It is time that we all turned our backs on feudalism of any kind, and cherished the God-given freedom we were born with.
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It’s time to make a new start.
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Their plan to use bankruptcy and probate fraud and false claims of abandonment in commerce as a means to defraud the entire world have failed.  The Americans have returned to the land they never actually left, and their claim stands firm.  Let all those people around the world who have been similarly mis-characterized and defrauded come forward to claim back their assets and the assets of their lawful states and provinces.
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We call upon Pope Francis to repudiate the obnoxious Secret Treaty of Verona and the Breach of Trust that it represents against the American states and people. We likewise call upon the other Principals and Principles to honor their contractual obligations to our states and to us in every detail.
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[There is going to be a new start alright… It will be actuated by the Lord God almighty. It is referred to by Isaiah as the Marvelous Work and a Wonder.

The Questionable Longer Ending of The Gospel of Mark?

July 16, 2017

Jeff Lindsey, an apologist for the latter day saints (Jews) recently wrote an interesting but somewhat lengthy two part article which is posted by our Jewish friends at the Interpreter.

It is titled:

The Book of Mormon Versus the Consensus of Scholars: Surprises from the Disputed Longer Ending of Mark, Part 1

The beginning of the extract states:

Abstract: Following the account of the ministry of Christ among the Nephites as recorded in the Book of Mormon, Christ gave a charge to His New World disciples (Mormon 9:22–25). These words are very similar to the commission of Christ to His apostles at the end of the Gospel of Mark (Mark 16:9–20).

The article points out that according to the consensus of modern Bible scholars, Christ did not speak those words; they are a later addition to the ancient text. If that supposition is true, it poses a real credibility problem for the Book of Mormon.

According to the research done by Lindsey, recent modern scholarship by some scholars offers compelling reasons for overturning the old consensus against the longer ending of Mark. This happy news solves the credibility problem of the Book of Mormon pertaining to that issue.

What are the Doctrinal Implications?

IMO the true underlying controversy pertaining to the validity of the long ending of the Gospel of Mark has to do with priesthood authority and the absolute necessity of baptism for salvation.

The only truly compelling statement from the words of Christ himself that declare the necessity of baptism and the priesthood authority of God’s ordained servants, is found within the longer ending of the Gospel of Mark.

It is my belief that uninspired theologians and combinations with an agenda want to discredit the longer ending of Mark containing the great commission given by Christ to his disciples because they question the need for water baptism and the authority to perform it.. Even many Christian denominations that accept the longer ending still maintain that the ordinance of baptism is not mandatory for salvation.

For this reason, this topic of whether the longer ending of Mark is valid, is a really important theological topic.

I am going to be honest and admit that I have only skimmed through a hand full of paragraphs in the article.

This is because I don’t find the effort by latter day saints Jews in convincing Protestants and Catholics that the Book of Mormon is true, from the Latter day Jewish point of view, and the work of secular scholars to be particularly relevant to my work.

Nevertheless, as I skimmed through part of the article I came upon this very revealing observation by the author.

“One could argue, as some Latter-day Saint [Jews] have, that the Book of Mormon is somehow an expanded text that builds on … ancient “truthy” ideas, with Joseph’s added commentary and thoughts taken from modern sources…”

The Latter day Jewish apologist that wrote the article is admitting that some of the other LDS Jews are defending the inclusion of the questionable ending narrative in the Gospel of Mark into the Book of Mormon by simply characterizing the inspired teachings in the Book of Mormon as “commentary” on “ancient truthy ideas“.

In other words they seem to believe that Book of Mormon is not a literal history with credible doctrine, rather, it is semi-inspired fiction.

Some of these Latter day Jews are conceding that the long ending of the Gospel of Mark was not written by the original writer of the Gospel of Mark.

They are rationalizing the inclusion of the commission into the Book of Mormon. they do this by stating the the ancient truthy ideas in the end of the Gospel of Mark that were also incorporated into a Book of Mormon narrative is not a problem because the Book of Mormon is really just a commentary on ancient truthy claims.

That is Abso-damn-lutely amazing to me.

Why do I find such an apologetic response from those claiming to believe in the LDS restoration so appalling?

Because-

A) The Joseph Smith Translation that was done by the gift and power of God through God’s latter day Seer validates the long ending of the Gospel of Mark as authentic! It includes the long ending of Mark and makes precious few changes to it, validating it as being an accurate original part of the writings of Mark.

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B) The longer ending of the Gospel of Mark is substantiated in Modern Revelation. The same commission, much of it given almost verbatim, is given in modern revelation.

and finally,

C) Other Gospels in the New Testament as well as the Book of Mormon confirm the commission given in the long ending of the Gospel of Mark. Numerous other snippets from the long ending of Mark, including keyword terms such as “taking the gospel into all the world” and preaching it to “every creature” are also found in modern revelation, the Book of Mormon, and other Gospels in the New Testament.

The Latter day Jews Only begin to believe

In past years I would simply scratch my head when latter day Jewish apologists would manifest a lack of belief in the literal rendering of the scriptures that Joseph Smith brought forth. However it has become apparent that the dispersed of Judah have gathered into the condemned church and gained control over the leadership positions and teaching curriculum. I realize now that these people are the latter day Jews that the Book of Mormon refers to.

Sadly, one of these apologists has informed me that he and many of his brethren also refuse to take the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible seriously. They consider the changes in it to simply be commentary by Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon.

This acknowledgement shed quite a bit of light on why the folks at Mormon Interpreter refused to believe and refused to respond to the article I sent them years ago demonstrating that the JST reveals that John the Baptist in the New Testament was literally the manifestation of Elijah the Tishbite from the Old Testament.

The Latter day Jews call themselves Latter day Saints

One of the truly amazing discrepancies between the end times narrative presented in the scriptures Joseph Smith brought forth vs. the commonly accepted narrative, is that-

A) The Book of Mormon teaches that in the latter days, the Jews would begin to believe in Christ BEFORE they gathered to the lands of their inheritance.

And

B) They would gather to America instead of to the Old World because it is the land of the Abrahamic land covenant.

Those two verities contained in the Book of Mormon throw an industrial sized wrench into the commonly accepted narrative regarding the gathering of the Jews in the latter days.

The gathering of the Jews narrative in the Book of Mormon is diametrically opposed to the protestant belief, (which has been adopted by the Mormon Church), that the gathering of the unbelieving  Ashkenazi Jews to the Old World Jerusalem beginning in about 1948 was fulfilling the Biblical prophecy.

Having had this epiphany and being armed with this knowledge that many of the latter day leaders and scholars of the LDS church are the real Jews from the loins of Judah who have gathered into the latter day church, I now understand why they take the scriptures Joseph Smith brought forth so lightly and don’t seem to believe the fulness of the gospel and the Doctrine of Christ as detailed in the scriptures Joseph brought forth.

The Book of Mormon teaches that the latter day Jews in the Mormon Church only have the capacity to begin to believe. They do not have the capacity to fully believe.

And it shall come to pass that the Jews which are scattered also shall begin to believe in Christ; and they shall begin to gather in upon the face of the land; and as many as shall believe in Christ shall also become a delightsome people. 2 Nephi 30:7

The narrative never states that these latter day descendants of the ancient Jews would ever progress beyond the state of beginning to believe.

Hence it is understandable that despite the fact that the JST validates the long ending of Mark, and the Lord reiterates the same commission almost word for word, in both the Book of Mormon and again in modern revelation, many Latter day Jewish apologists still find the most palatable answer to the dilemma to be a non-literal view of the passage in the Book of Mormon.

I am here to state unequivocally that the long ending of Mark is the authentic and original ending provided by the original writer and I don’t need to rely on secular scholars to prove it. I have the Book of Mormon and modern revelation to prove it.

 

Side by Side Comparison

Shown below is a side by side comparison of the commission from the JST gospel of Mark, Book of Mormon, and the latter day commission given in Section 84

[the header for Mark 14 is wrong. It should be JST 16:14-21]

every creature

 

Praise God for revelatory work accomplished by the Lord’s Seer during the 2nd Watch which has laid the foundation for the 3rd Watch which is soon to break forth.


Today’s Keyword: “Prepare ye the way of the Lord”

June 30, 2017

I got an email from a reader who has mastered the art and science of keyword searching.

I would normally include an exchange like this in the Notable Email Series but this thread is so long, and my next part of that series already has to much content in it anyway so I have decided to just make a post out of this thread.

I want to share our exchange to once again show how useful keyword searches in conjunction with CONVERSATIONS with fellow believers can be in searching the scriptures.

I believe that is why the Lord has said, that when two or three are gathered in his name, he would be in their midst…. what else would two are three gathered in his name be doing besides pondering his words in conversation or ordinance???

I feel that such keyword searches and conversations can be very helpful in connecting pieces of the puzzle with regard to the sending forth of the gospel message and the events of prophecy. They can sometimes break down some false interpretations that we have previously arrived at.

I know there are lots of readers of this blog that do keyword searches.

Hopefully this post will encourage and motivate those that don’t already discuss keyword searches with friends.

His First Email (9:21 AM)

Hey Watcher

I’ve been reading and studying and came across a few interesting discoveries I want to share with you.

When I do a word search for “Prepare ye the way of the Lord” it shows up in the scriptures 11 times.

ALL but one of them have reference to the 3rd Watch when read in context.

The ONLY OT reference is Isa. 40:3-5

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:

5 And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

There are three NT references to that phrase and they are found in Matthew, Mark and Luke.  However, they ALL refer to Esaias.

My thought is that this could be the NT or Greek equivalent to the OT Hebrew version of Isaiah or this could be a completely different prophet whose writings we don’t have.

D&C 76:100

100 These are they who say they are some of one and some of another—some of Christ and some of John, and some of Moses, and some of Elias, and some of Esaias, and some of Isaiah, and some of Enoch;

D&C 84:11-13

11 And Gad under the hand of Esaias;

12 And Esaias received it under the hand of God.

13 Esaias also lived in the days of Abraham, and was blessed of him—

I’m going to go with the thought that it’s the NT form of the OT prophet Isaiah.

John the Baptist (himself) and Nephi are the only two prophets that make mention that John the Baptist is the one fulfilling this prophecy found in Isa. 40:3.

However, when read in context it’s clear that JtB crying repentance in the wilderness is a shadow fulfillment and NOT the literal fulfillment.

Here’s what I find interesting.

Given that this is a future prophecy, is JtB the one to fulfill it or is it JS?

I know you’ve done a lot of writing about this lately, and it’s caused me to ponder and reflect on the fact that the JST restores two significant insights.

1) JST John 1:20-28

20 And this is the record of John [the Baptist], when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem, to ask him; Who art thou?

21 And he confessed, and denied not that he was Elias; but confessed, saying; I am not the Christ.

22 And they asked him, saying; How then art thou Elias? And he said, I am not that Elias who was to restore all things. And they asked him saying, Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.

23 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we man give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?

24 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as saith the prophet Esaias.

25 And they who were sent were of the Pharisees.

26 And they asked him, and said unto him; Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not the Christ, nor Elias who was to restore all things, neither that prophet? [Three prophets here or two?]

27 John answered them, saying; I baptize with water, but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;

28 He it is of whom I bear record. He is that prophet, even Elias, who, coming after me, is preferred before me [dual fulfillment? Christ and JS?], whose shoe’s latchet I am not worthy to unloose, or whose place I am not able to fill; for he shall baptize, not only with water, but with fire, and with the Holy Ghost.

2) JST Lk 3:4-11 restores the missing part of the Isa. 40:3 prophecy.

4 As it is written in the book of the prophet Esaias; and these are the words, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, and make his paths straight.

5 For behold, and lo, he [the Lord] shall come, as it is written in the book of the prophets, to take away the sins of the world, and to bring salvation unto the heathen nations,to gather together those who are lost, who are of the sheepfold of Israel;

6 Yea, even the dispersed and afflicted; and also to prepare the way, and make possible the preaching of the gospel unto the Gentiles;

7 And to be a light unto all who sit in darkness, unto the uttermost parts of the earth; to bring to pass the resurrection from the dead, and to ascend up on high, to dwell on the right hand of the Father, [1st Watch ministry]

8 Until the fullness of time, and the law and the testimony shall be sealed, and the keys of the kingdom shall be delivered up again unto the Father;

9 To administer justice unto all; to come down in judgment upon all, and to convince all the ungodly of their ungodly deeds, which they have committed; and all this in the day that he shall come; [3rd Watch]

10 For it is a day of power; yea, every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth;

11 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

I found this prophecy so interesting that I decided to do a key word search in wilderness. What I found BLEW my mind.

Because there were 531 references in the complete standard works I limited my search to just the D&C. This yielded me 16 verses.

Here’s what I found completely AMAZING

As I’ve learned from you the Church came out of the wilderness in 1830 and went back into the wilderness in 1834.

In 1829, the Lord revealed in D&C 5:14 that his church was beginning to come forth out of the wilderness.

14 And to none else will I grant this power, to receive this same testimony among this generation, in this the beginning of the rising up and the coming forth of my church out of the wilderness—clear as the moon, and fair as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners.

And by Oct 1830 it was FULLY out of the wilderness as proclaimed by D&C 33:5

5 And verily, verily, I say unto you, that this church have I established and called forth out of the wilderness.

But by 1836, JS is petitioning the Lord to bring forth again the church out of the wilderness as found in the Kirtland Temple dedicatory prayer in D&C 109:73.

73 That thy church may come forth out of the wilderness of darkness, and shine forth fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners;

All of this you’ve documented so clearly and it was prophesied in Rev. 12.  

Now for the good stuff…

We learn in D&C 86:3 that the tares are responsible for driving the church into the wilderness.

3 And after they have fallen asleep the great persecutor of the church, the apostate, the whore, even Babylon, that maketh all nations to drink of her cup, in whose hearts the enemy, even Satan, sitteth to reign—behold he soweth the tares; wherefore, the tares choke the wheat and drive the church into the wilderness.

And while the church is in the wilderness the Lord can only be heard, NOT seen as D&C 88:66.

66 Behold, that which you hear is as the voice of one crying in the wilderness—in the wilderness, because you cannot see him—my voice, because my voice is Spirit; my Spirit is truth; truth abideth and hath no end; and if it be in you it shall abound.

FIRST, this should SHUT DOWN any claims that ANYONE has that the Lord has appeared unto them or that they have entered into His rest.

That goes for DS or ANY of the Apostles called AFTER Dec. 4, 1834. Which means that the apostles called Feb. 14, 1835 on to those called today have NOT entered into His rest.

How can I be so certain?

Because the Lord himself has said so. You see, the term wilderness isn’t a physical location as I have always thought. It’s a station or standing for the church as in D&C 84:23-24.

23 Now this Moses plainly taught to the children of Israel in the wilderness, and sought diligently to sanctify his people that they might behold the face of God;

24 But they hardened their hearts and could not endure his presence; therefore, the Lord in his wrath, for his anger was kindled against them, swore that they should not enter into his rest while in the wilderness, which rest is the fulness of his glory.

It’s also used ambiguously in D&C 128:20.

20 And again, what do we hear? Glad tidings from Cumorah! Moroni, an angel from heaven, declaring the fulfilment of the prophets—the book to be revealed. A voice of the Lord in the wilderness of Fayette, Seneca county, declaring the three witnesses to bear record of the book! The voice of Michael on the banks of the Susquehanna, detecting the devil when he appeared as an angel of light! The voice of Peter, James, and John in the wilderness between Harmony, Susquehanna county, and Colesville, Broome county, on the Susquehanna river, declaring themselves as possessing the keys of the kingdom, and of the dispensation of the fulness of times!

The voice of the Lord, because he can’t be see while in the wilderness and Peter, James and John where in the wilderness or the church was in the wilderness because they appeared in 1829, BEFORE the church had come out of the wilderness.

So the question becomes, who will be the one crying in the wilderness before the Lord comes?

JtB clearly cried in the wilderness before Christ set up his kingdom during the 1st Watch.

Now that the church is in the wilderness, who will declare repentance?

Clearly these scriptures in D&C 49:24 and D&C 33:8-11 have NEW meaning and context.

24 But before the great day of the Lord shall come, Jacob shall flourish in the wilderness, and the Lamanites shall blossom as the rose.

8 Open your mouths and they shall be filled, and you shall become even as Nephi of old, who journeyed from Jerusalem in the wilderness.

9 Yea, open your mouths and spare not, and you shall be laden with sheaves upon your backs, for lo, I am with you.

10 Yea, open your mouths and they shall be filled, saying: Repent, repent, and prepare ye the way of the Lord, and make his paths straight; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand;

11 Yea, repent and be baptized, every one of you, for a remission of your sins; yea, be baptized even by water, and then cometh the baptism of fire and of the Holy Ghost.

God Bless! Your brother in the Lord,

 

My Response (10:23 AM)

Unbe-frekin-lievable

What a great and extensive keyword search on “prepare ye the way of the Lord” and on “wilderness“!!!!!!!

Couple questions-

Do you feel your keyword search provides clarity to the following passage in the Book of Mormon?

22 And they understood me not, for they supposed it had been the Gentiles; for they understood not that the Gentiles should be converted through their preaching.

 23 And they understood me not that I said they shall hear my voice; and they understood me not that the Gentiles should not at any time hear my voice—that I should not manifest myself unto them save it were by the Holy Ghost.

 24 But behold, ye have both heard my voice, and seen me; and ye are my sheep, and ye are numbered among those whom the Father hath given me.

IMO the context of what is being said in that chapter, Christ was explaining that his visit to the Nephites as a collective, would be IN PERSON. He would speak face to face with them.

As a collective group of people they would both see and hear him.

The gentile church in the 3rd watch however would not literally see him and hear his voice like the Nephites did.

But why?

Because the gentiles in the 2nd watch would be in the “WILDERNESS of darkness” per your keyword search. (We know that Christ destroyed the more wicked before descending to visit the Nephites however in modern revelation he revealed that in the 2nd watch he would allow the wheat and tares to grow together until the harvest was fully ripe)

Yes, a few selected individual gentiles of the 2nd watch had visions and saw Christ and received revelations to lay the foundation of the future marvelous work, however , as a collective group, the gentiles of the third watch did not enjoy see and hearing the voice of Christ as the Nephites did. They had to be converted through the written testimony of the previous watch saints.

One more question for you..

I have hinted in previous posts that JtB’s mission may not be complete and that just as he prepared the way in both the first watch and then prepared the way again in the second watches by restoring the priesthood keys, he might also act as a preparer in some fashion once again in the 3rd watch in relation to the return of the first laborers of the last kingdom and final gathering that will be conducted by Joseph Smith, who is designated as Elijah the restorer.

After all, the JST strongly implies that everyone must accept JtB testimony or they cannot fully have a testimony of Christ… of course it could be referring to his written testimony… but it could be referring to his literal appearance to testify and prepare the way…

I have personally not reached a definite conclusion on this issue. But it makes sense that many if not all previous prophets of past dispensations that are not in the City of Enoch that will descend to meet the kingdom of God on earth, will return to play a role in the Marvelous Work prior to the kingdom of God on earth ascending to meet the kingdom of Heaven.

Does the keyword search that you did convince you that JtB could yet play a role or do you think his mission is finished?

One more thought-

If in fact the gentile collective of the 2nd watch remained in the wilderness of spiritual darkness, and if the descriptives in section 109 about how the gentiles will come out of spiritual darkness in the 3rd watch are literal and true, which of course they are, then that leaves no room or need for anyone claiming to be God’s servant during the interim time period, as you have already implied.

According to section 109, it is Joseph and his brethren of the 2nd watch that finally have their garments made pure in the 3rd Watch

73 That thy church may come forth out of the wilderness of darkness, and shine forth fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners;

74 And be adorned as a bride for that day when thou shalt unveil the heavens, and cause the mountains to flow down at thy presence, and the valleys to be exalted, the rough places made smooth; that thy glory may fill the earth;

75 That when the trump shall sound for the dead, we shall be caught up in the cloud to meet thee, that we may ever be with the Lord;

76 That our garments may be pure, that we may be clothed upon with robes of righteousness, with palms in our hands, and crowns of glory upon our heads, and reap eternal joy for all our sufferings.

The first elders of the last kingdom had already had their garments made pure early in the second watch, (see D&C 88:85.)

Nevertheless, as documented in 109, they will need to have their garments made pure once again upon their return in the 3rd watch.

That is yet another testament to substantiate the truthfulness of the atonement statute prophecy and the fact that God’s servants in the 2nd watch became clean, then offered themselves as an intercession, taking upon themselves the sins of the people like Moses had previously done, and then they eventually will become clean once again upon completion of their offering and commission in the 3rd watch. [BTW if you are reading this searcher, that is something you might want to consider for inclusion into your upcoming book, ;)]

His Replay (11:25 AM)

Watcher,

To answer your question about the difference between the Nephites during Christ’s visitation and the Gentiles of the 3rd Watch, I believe JST Luke 3:5-6 explains that.

5 For behold, and lo, he shall come, as it is written in the book of the prophets, to take away the sins of the world, and to bring salvation unto the heathen nations, to gather together those who are lost, who are of the sheepfold of Israel;

6 Yea, even the dispersed and afflicted [during the 1st Watch]; and also to prepare the way, and make possible the preaching of the gospel unto the Gentiles;[3rd Watch]

 Earlier in that same chapter of 3 Ne. you shared Christ tells them that they were “separated” or “dispersed” from them at Jerusalem.

19 But, verily, I say unto you that the Father hath commanded me, and I tell it unto you, that ye were separated from among them because of their iniquity; therefore it is because of their iniquity that they know not of you.

I think I vaguely remember you writing somewhere that the Nephites would return and minister unto the Gentiles before the 3rd Watch or at the beginning of the 3rd Watch. A fulfillment that the Gentiles shall have their word. As one that sleeps and speaks from the dust. Maybe a lot more literal than most have assumed. 🙂

As for your question about JtB, after reading JST John 1 again in conjunction with JST Lk 3, I would say yes, very likely he will be the one crying in the wilderness to repent and make the Lord’s paths straight.

24 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as saith the prophet Esaias.

I believe that John the Baptist is the voice of one of many that will be crying in the wilderness prior to the Lord’s second coming.

And that he quotes Esaias, which clearly is a reference to a 3rd Watch prophecy, gives me the impression that he will have a major role during that time.

You have to look at JST Lk 3:4-11 as two separate prophesies. One inside another one. One dealing with the 3rd Watch and one dealing with the 1st Watch

This is how I read them. I’ll bold the 3rd Watch and underline the 1st Watch.

4 As it is written in the book of the prophet Esaias; and these are the words, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, and make his paths straight.

5 For behold, and lo, he shall come, as it is written in the book of the prophets, to take away the sins of the world, and to bring salvation unto the heathen nations, to gather together those who are lost, who are of the sheepfold of Israel;

6 Yea, even the dispersed and afflicted; and also to prepare the way, and make possible the preaching of the gospel unto the Gentiles;

7 And to be a light unto all who sit in darkness, unto the uttermost parts of the earth; to bring to pass the resurrection from the dead, and to ascend up on high, to dwell on the right hand of the Father,

8 Until the fullness of time, and the law and the testimony shall be sealed, and the keys of the kingdom shall be delivered up again unto the Father;

9 To administer justice unto all; to come down in judgment upon all, and to convince all the ungodly of their ungodly deeds, which they have committed; and all this in the day that he shall come;

10 For it is a day of power; yea, every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth;

11 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

I read it as John the Baptist being the designated one to declare in the wilderness prepare ye the way of the Lord until the fullness of time comes in.

You?

My Response (12:31)

“I read it as John the Baptist being the designated one to declare in the wilderness prepare ye the way of the Lord until the fullness of time comes in.”

You make a compelling case.

On the other hand there are references that seem to clearly be referring to Joseph and/or associates that will prepare the way, ie, 65:3 which takes us back to the profundity that there will be multiple servants from multiple watches participating in the general preparing of the way for the final gathering and return of the Lord.

Interestingly, after reading your keyword searches, I have re-read section 65 (attempting to read without previous interpretive bias)

I can actually see how 65 could be referring to JtB in verse 1 and to Joseph and his associates in verses 2 as the ones John had previously delivered the keys to, and then continuing on making reference to JtB mission of preparing the way in the 3rd watch in verses 3

That interpretation of 65 based on some assumptions from your keyword search could make JtB the servant of the vineyard that visits the saints with the Lord in all three watches according to the allegory in Jacob. A prophetic item that probably fits with JtB better than JS.

That interpretation would not change the fact that JtB is designated by Christ as Elijah the Preparer and Joseph as Elijah the Restorer..

That would mean that part of JtB’s third watch mission, in addition to reiterating his original testimony of Christ, would be to testify to the world that he had indeed previously delivered the keys to Joseph and Oliver as documented in 13 and also returned seven years later to make his Malachi declaration as documented in 110.

His Response 2:39 PM

Wow!! What an incredible insight that John the Baptist could be the servant in the vineyard the ENTIRE  time.
Yes, verse 1 from section 65 has always caught me off guard, especially with the fact that the voice shall be descending from above. And you’ve already pointed out that JS will be ascending from beneath.
It very well could be that Joseph Smith is being referred to in verse 2.
and John the Baptist and verse 1
[Editorial Note: I got this email from the reader
I just read your post and the last part of my last email didn’t make it. I was there when I sent it.
Clearly there are two different events that the servants are preparing for in D&C 65.
Hearken, and lo, a voice as of one sent down from on high, who is mighty and powerful, whose going forth is unto the ends of the earth, yea, whose voice is unto men—Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
3 Yea, a voice crying—Prepare ye the way of the Lord, prepare ye the supper of the Lamb, make ready for the Bridegroom.
How does one make the Lord’s paths straight and what and when is the supper of the Lamb?
I can see it as two different servants with two different purposes or ministries. One general and one specific.
By the way, as a side note in the BoM all of the “strait and narrow” passages were changed by the printer. The original manuscript has them all as “straight and narrow”.
I don’t know if that’s significant or not when thinking about the Lord’s path. Instead of squeezing through a strait, it’s a straight course.

 


“His Unworthy Servant”

June 27, 2017

Recently a reader of this blog reminded me of an early entry by Joseph Smith revealing that Oliver Cowdery had seen Christ very early in the LDS restoration movement

Joseph Smith stated that

the Lord “appeared unto a young man by the name of Oliver Cowdery and showed unto him the plates in a vision, and also the truth of the work, and what the Lord was about to do through me, his unworthy servant. Therefore, he was desirous to come and write for me, and translate.” (The Personal Writings of Joseph Smith, ed. Dean C. Jessee, Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1984, p. 8. Spelling and punctuation modernized.)

The context in which the reader of this blog brought it up had to do with Oliver Cowdery’s calling as an apostle.

Oliver Cowdery was one of the key players chosen by God to choose and call the quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

Oliver was already an apostle himself before he called and ordained those that would serve in the quorum of the Twelve.

He and David Whitmer had been told in scripture that their calling was the same as Paul’s, apparently having reference to the fact that Paul was not called and ordained as part of the formal quorum of the Twelve as were Peter, James, John and the other members of the quorum.

9 And now, Oliver Cowdery, I speak unto you, and also unto David Whitmer, by the way of commandment; for, behold, I command all men everywhere to repent, and I speak unto you, even as unto Paul mine apostle, for you are called even with that same calling with which he was called. Doctrine and Covenants 18:9

The above passage would indicate that David had had a similar visitation as Oliver.

Another account speaks of Oliver and David being shown the plates by an “angel” of the Lord and hearing the Lords voice.

It is possible that the “angel” was the “angel of his presence” which is a term that very possibly refers to Christ the Son as the angel that the presence of the Father dwells in.

It is interesting that Paul was the example given in the above passage, not Peter or the other apostles.

Paul was called by Christ through the veil by vision AFTER the crucifixion, not prior to it, as were the other apostles in the New Testament quorum of the Twelve.

Paul was called to act as an apostle independently from the quorum of the Twelve. For those reasons, one might classify and differentiate Paul’s calling from those of the quorum.

It appears as if Oliver and David Whitmer and others of the LDS restoration outside of the quorum of the Twelve, fall into a similar category of apostleship as Paul.

The fact that Christ had appeared to Oliver in vision before the formal organization of the church makes perfect sense when one considers the declaration,  commission and mandate that Oliver Cowdery gave to Brigham Young and the other members of the quorum of the twelve when they were called in 1835.

I have previously blogged about the very interesting fact that Oliver and David delayed the choosing and calling of the quorum of the Twelve for about FIVE years after being commanded to do so. This was intentional because their calling to take the KNOWLEDGE of the gospel to the House of Israel was to take place AFTER the dispensation of the gospel of Abraham was secretly ushered in.

I am of the belief that the quorum of the Twelve was not to be called and ordained until AFTER the very first wave of missionary work to the gentiles took place and the fulness of the gospel had been rejected by the Gentile church in Kirtland.

The quorum of the Twelve were called to briefly take the gospel to the gentiles and then take the KNOWLEDGE of the fulness to the House of Israel AFTER the fulness of the Gospel had been rejected by the Gentile church.

Here are selected excerpts from the commission given from Oliver Cowdery to the Twelve. It is evident in the remarks that this calling and commission was a PRELIMINARY calling and commission and that the fulness of the office of apostleship would not be complete until a later time when these brethren have seen the face of God and can testify of his resurrection from personal knowledge:

“..You have many revelations put into your hands, revelations to make you acquainted with the nature of your mission..

You have been ordained to the Holy Priesthood [referring to the patriarchal prieshood of Abraham which priesthood keys had been restored by John the Baptist]. 

You have received it from those who had their power and authority from an angel. 

You are to preach the Gospel to every nation.  Should you in the least degree come short of your duty, great will be your condemnation, for the greater the calling, the greater the transgression.  I, therefore, warn you to cultivate great humility, for I know the pride of the human heart.  Beware lest the flatterers of the world lift you up.  Beware lest your affections are captivated by worldly objects.

..You have been indebted to other men in the first instance for evidence, on that you have acted. [Brigham Young and his brethren had not seen the face of God. They were exercising faith in the testimony of Joseph Smith, Oliver Cowdery and others]

But it is necessary that you receive a testimony from Heaven for yourselves, so that you can bear testimony to the truth of the Book of Mormon, and that you have seen the face of God; that is more than the testimony of an angel. [Clearly, their faith in the testimony of others was not sufficient, they needed to see the face of God for themselves]

When the proper time arrives, you shall be able to bear this testimony to the world. [This is implying that these brethren will have seen the face of God in the third watch when their apostleship is complete and they finish their work]

When you bear testimony that you have seen God, this testimony God will never suffer to fall, but will bear you out, although many will not give heed, yet others will.  You will therefore see the necessity of getting this testimony from Heaven.

  Never cease striving until you have seen God face to face.  Strengthen your faith, cast off your doubts, your sins and all your unbelief, and nothing can prevent you from coming to God. 

Your ordination is not full and complete till God has laid His hand upon you.  We require as much to qualify us as did those who have gone before us.  God is the same.  If the Savior in former days laid His hands on His disciples, why not in the latter days?

Wow.

Lots of food for thought in that commission and admonitions.

Here are a few thoughts that come into my mind as I read those words

You have been ordained to the Holy Priesthood.  You have received it from those who had their power and authority from an angel.

The initial calling of Elder and Apostle comes under the keys of the Patriarchal Abrahamic priesthood that was delivered under the hands of John the Baptist. They were not being ordained to the Melchizedek Priesthood that had been revealed in 1831 at the Morley Farm and collectively rejected by the gentile church by the end of 1834.

You are to preach the Gospel to every nation

With no disrespect to the humble accomplishments this quorum had during Joseph’s first ministry and the fact that they successfully initiated the taking of the knowledge of the fulness of the gospel to the dispersed of Judah and outcasts of Israel, I believe the completion of their calling and mandate is yet future, when the marvelous work begins.

I, therefore, warn you to cultivate great humility, for I know the pride of the human heart. Beware lest your affections are captivated by worldly objects.

After retroactively canonizing a revelation releasing himself from a lifelong calling of the traveling apostleship, Brigham Young took upon himself the administrative role of guiding the church instead of being a traveling missionary that has no purse. He became wealthy and died as a multi-millionaire. One could argue that his affections were captivated by worldly objects… however, evidence suggests that his ministry might resume at a future time. If the first laborers of the last kingdom can return and complete their assignments, why not the second laborers?

..You have been indebted to other men in the first instance for evidence, on that you have acted.  But it is necessary that you receive a testimony from Heaven for yourselves, so that you can bear testimony to the truth of the Book of Mormon, and that you have seen the face of God; that is more than the testimony of an angel. 

When the proper time arrives, you shall be able to bear this testimony to the world.  When you bear testimony that you have seen God, this testimony God will never suffer to fall, but will bear you out, although many will not give heed, yet others will.  You will therefore see the necessity of getting this testimony from Heaven. 

Never cease striving until you have seen God face to face

Strengthen your faith, cast off your doubts, your sins and all your unbelief, and nothing can prevent you from coming to God. 

Your ordination is not full and complete till God has laid His hand upon you.  We require as much to qualify us as did those who have gone before us.  God is the same.  If the Savior in former days laid His hands on His disciples, why not in the latter days?

Brigham Young never claimed to see God and did not appear to be seeking his face once he got to Utah. He seemed to realize that a window of opportunity had come and gone. The Lord had said “call upon me while I am near“. After the rejection of the fulness, he was no longer near.

Nevertheless, I believe most if not all of the original members of the quorum of the Twelve will return to complete their assignments. Will their assignments be to the celestial or terrestrial portion of Gods people?

The above admonition and declaration on the necessity of seeing Christ and being ordained by him from Cowdery to the Twelve becomes even more powerful given the fact that Oliver had in fact seen Christ and was a true witness of his resurrection.

Furthermore, it would appear as if Christ had physically laid his hands on Oliver and ordained him either during that first vision or a subsequent appearance. Either that, or Oliver also needed to further solidify is his own calling in the future.

I find those fascinating issues to ponder and I appreciate the reader of this blog bringing the quote to my attention.

However, there is another reason this quote by Joseph Smith about Oliver Cowdery’s vision of Christ has been on my mind.

Joseph Smith’s referred to himself as an “unworthy servant“. That declaration really intrigues me.

I have always taken for granted that it was a common term used among the New Testament apostles.

Not so.

A keyword search reveals that the term only shows up once in all of the scriptures.

It is in the Book of Mormon

33 And it came to pass that king Limhi and many of his people were desirous to be baptized; but there was none in the land that had authority from God. And Ammon declined doing this thing, considering himself an unworthy servant.

I do not think Ammon is using the term “unworthy servant” in the same sense that Joseph Smith used it.

Joseph clearly felt worthy to administer the saving ordinances.

Hence, Joseph Smith seems to be using the term “unworthy servant” as a specific designation referring to his calling or status before God.

It possibly has to do with how he differentiated his “first commission” from his “second commission“.

“It is not necessary that God should give us all things in His first commission to us, but in His second. John saw the angel deliver the Gospel in the last days. The small lights that God has given are sufficient to lead us out of Babylon; when we get out, we shall have the greater light.” (TPJS 104)

Perhaps Joseph considered himself and his fellow servants to be “unworthy servants” until their second commission that will take place in the third watch, when the greater light will be given.

BTW

That passage about Ammon in the Book of Mormon is very instructive in that it provides yet another verification that priesthood “authority” from a “worthy” priesthood holder is required to perform the sacred ordinance of baptism.

This of course is just another of many passages of scripture that exposes the the false teachings of those that have claimed that priesthood authority is not necessary to perform baptism. (See Denver Snuffer’s claim in his book that performing baptisms does not require priesthood authority)

Interestingly, authority from God is not enough in the mind of Ammon. He felt that worthiness of the priesthood holder is requisite.

 


Essential Oldies but Goodies Part Six- The Google Apostasy

June 26, 2017

One of the more popular and perhaps controversial series that I have done had to do with what some people refer to as the “Google Apostasy“.

The term applies generally to the apostasy in Christianity in general and in the LDS church specifically, caused in large part because of both true and false information that is now easily accessed on the Internet by Google.

I believe we are living in or very near to the last generation that is spoken of in Matthew 24. For that reason, it should not be surprising that there is a revolutionary platform that has emerged that controls how information is disseminated and ultimately controls how many people think.

The Role of the Internet in Controlling the Flow of Inforation
and Influencing the Minds and Hearts of the Souls of Men

The emergence of the Internet has been a huge game changer in how Satan deceives people and influences their belief systems in many ways.

The following talk by a Christian preacher brings out some very pertinent facts about this topic and provides seven reasons why he is leaving Google and questioning the credibility and motivation of the designers and gatekeepers of such online anti-Christ organizations as Wikipedia, Reddit and Youtube:

 

 

Thankfully, as the polarization between God fearing Christians and skeptics with darkened minds widens, technology also provides media vehicles for truth-seekers as well, although one must be vigilant in seeking these productions out.

For instance a new documentary called “Is Genesis True?” has been released that provides compelling evidence from numerous Christians who are scientists to show how literal and true and critical the creation story is and how unfounded the theory of evolution is.

Understanding  History is Critical

The creation story is literal and true and it provides the foundation upon which the Gospel of Christ emerged in the meridian of time. Numerous Old and New Testament patriarchs and prophets made mention of the creation story and the flood, etc., and took it very literally.

Once a person discards the creation story and related religious history, it becomes impossible to view contemporary events with clarity through the eyes of prophecy.

One of the reasons I am doing this series on the history of which notable topics have been covered in this blog is so that new subscribers and other readers of this blog will be given the proper context and foundation from which to better understand the recent posts.

The Grand Awakening

The New Testament prophesies that there would be a huge delusion and falling away from belief in Jesus Christ just prior to the coming of the Lord.

Google plays a very significant role in this nearly universal loss of faith and the global deception that is taking place.

In addition to all of the false information that the Internet disseminates, Google also enables people to find a lot of true about the history of Mormonism that can cause a crisis of faith.

Members of the Mormon church are now being bombarded with faith-challenging information about the history of Mormonism that has not been easily available prior to the advent of the Internet.

While much of this distressing information is true, it is provided without the proper context.

In part one of the series that I did, I addressed the very revealing remarks of Elder Marlin K. Jensen, made at a question and answer session held at Utah State University.

A woman asked Elder Jensen the following question-

Has the church seen the effects of Google on membership? It seems like the people who I talk to about church history are people who find out and leave quickly. Is the church aware of that problem? What about the people who are already leaving in droves?”

The answer that Elder Jensen gave revealed that a huge  falling away from the LDS church as a religious institution as well as a general loss of faith in the gospel of Christ is currently taking place within the Mormon Church.

He declared that the LDS church has not experienced such a great apostasy since the days of Kirtland. 

His comment was blatantly honest and very embarrassing to the church. In fact, other general authorities have since come out and contradicted his reply in an effort to do damage control and make it appear as if there was no falling away taking place.

You can read part one at this link

Click here for Google Apostasy Part 1

Part two of the series took an unexpected turn as I inadvertently discovered through the use of my WordPress analytics,  and exposed what I consider to be iron clad proof that the Mormon Church used paid shills to try and dilute and redirect the focus of my blog series and do damage control.

You can read part two at this link

Click here for Google Apostasy Part 2

In part three I discuss how leaders of the modern corporate church no longer allow themselves to be held accountable to the general church membership and how that negates the intended checks and balances that the law of common consent was meant to provide.

That post can be read here

Click here for Google Apostasy Part 3

The conclusion of the series can be read at the following link

Click here for Google Apostasy Part 4

Enjoy.

 

 

Previous Oldies but Goodies

Essential Oldies but Goodies Part Five: Discovering the Doctored Covenants
Essential Oldies but Goodies Part Four: “Seven Seals and a Paradisaical Millennium”
Essential Oldies but Goodies Part Three: A Mystical Look at the LDS Restoration Movement
Essential Oldies but Goodies Part Two: Be Ye Therefore Perfect.. right now
Essential Oldies but Goodies Part One: The Succession Crisis

“And at midnight there was a cry made”: Studying Modern Revelation by Reception Date and Noticing Reoccurring Prophetic Date Markers Part Three

June 15, 2017

We have noted that Joseph Smith felt that the end of the sixth seal and beginning of the seventh seal was close, at least according to God’s reckoning of time.

For that reason, and in conjunction with the fact that we have been commanded multiple times to be watching and waiting for the events of the Lord’s coming, we need to be anticipatory and to pay attention to the information that God has given to us that might identify the appointed time that the Marvelous Work might begin.

Four generations ago Joseph Smith  said-

“The world has had a fair trial for six thousand years; the Lord will try the seventh thousand Himself;” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, Section Five 1842-43 p.252)

The New Testament informs us that Satan is the God of this world and that the worldly state that we live in is governed by him and his minions.

Joseph’s statement above implies that a great transition is about to take place as we cross over from the  end of the six thousand year period of the temporal earths existence to the beginning of the seventh thousand years.

Orson Pratt once stated that every single mysterious and difficult to understand thing that God and his servants have stated or made reference to in scripture can and should be understood by God’s people. It is expected by God that his elect are searching out the deeper things.

I agree.

I make no apologies for pondering and speculating about the mysterious things of God and his economy and the foreordained timeline of this earth with its associated appointed times.

There is nothing mentioned in the scriptures that will not eventually come to light and we need to be striving to understand what God and his servants have said in holy writ.

Institutional prophets and seers who have warned people to not speculate and try to understand the mysterious sayings and events of the end times in the scriptures are speaking contrary to what the Lord wants us to be doing. The modern corporate church has continually admonished it members to not speculate and to rely on the “authorities” of the church to reveal any prophetic information that is needed to be understood. Truly this is the blind leading the blind.

According to Pratt, even the difficult to understand aspects of prophetic writings such as those found in the book of Revelation and the book of Daniel can and should be pondered by the true disciples of Christ. They will eventually be understood even though many of those interpretations have been sealed from the understanding of man until the appointed time when they are to be understood.

In section 77 Joseph Smith provides some very helpful interpretations and clarifications of the prophecies found in the Book of  Revelation as well as information regarding this upcoming transition from the sixth seal to the seventh seal. He did not provide this information about the prophecies in the Book of Revelation because we are not supposed to be trying to understand it.

12 Q. What are we to understand by the sounding of the trumpets, mentioned in the 8th chapter of Revelation?

A. We are to understand that as God made the world in six days, and on the seventh day he finished his work, and sanctified it, and also formed man out of the dust of the earth, even so, in the beginning of the seventh thousand years will the Lord God sanctify the earth, and complete the salvation of man, and judge all things, and shall redeem all things, except that which he hath not put into his power, when he shall have sealed all things, unto the end of all things; and the sounding of the trumpets of the seven angels are the preparing and finishing of his work, in the beginning of the seventh thousand years—the preparing of the way before the time of his coming.

The Lord will complete the salvation of man in the beginning of the seventh thousand year period, AFTER the first six thousand years have been completed!

In addition to the literal sound of a trumpet, that apparently takes place when the CRY is made, there is a great sign that is scheduled to appear at or near, and in conjunction with the transitional cry that will go forth.

Section 77 also reveals that the temporal continuance of the earth is seven thousand years long and that the 144,000 high priests will be sealed up to be kings and priests BEFORE the seventh seal begins.

Perhaps one of the most cryptic and misunderstood clarifications about the Book of Revelation contained in section 77 is verse 15

15 Q. What is to be understood by the two witnesses, in the eleventh chapter of Revelation?

A. They are two prophets that are to be raised up to the Jewish nation in the last days, at the time of the restoration, and to prophesy to the Jews after they are gathered and have built the city of Jerusalem in the land of their fathers.

The Restoration being spoken of is NOT referring to the restoration of the church and gospel at the time of Joseph Smith’s first commission back in the 1830’s and 40’s.

It is referring to the third and final watch when God’s two witnesses and the rest of his servants return to the earth.

It is referring to the RESTORATION of all things and the times of restitution and refreshing that takes place in the third watch which could begin any time.

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19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;

20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:

21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.

The above passage in section 77 informs us that before the final time of restoration, the Jewish nation will be gathered.

Since the third watch and time of restoration is about to begin, that means the Jewish nation has already been gathered.

Who is the Jewish nation?

Where are they gathered?

The “Jewish nation” being referred to above is NOT referring to the Ashkenazi Jews in the Old World Jerusalem that began gathering in the 1940’s through the design and financing of the Rockefellers and new world order combination.

That is a smokescreen to derail and confuse those that are not the elect of God and who do not understand the scriptures.

The “Jewish Nation” spoken above began to be restored and gathered to the lands of the Abrahamic covenant during the week of the dedication of the Kirtland Temple beginning with the following petition in the dedicatory prayer

62 We therefore ask thee to have mercy upon the children of Jacob, that Jerusalem, from this hour, may begin to be redeemed;

63 And the yoke of bondage may begin to be broken off from the house of David;

64 And the children of Judah may begin to return to the lands which thou didst give to Abraham, their father.

From that very hour, the children of Judah began to return to the land of America which is the land of the Abrahamic land covenant.

In response to that petition, Moses appeared one week later behind the veil of the most holy place in the Kirtland Temple and gave Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery the keys of the gathering of Israel.

11 After this vision closed, the heavens were again opened unto us; and Moses appeared before us, and committed unto us the keys of the gathering of Israel from the four parts of the earth, and the leading of the ten tribes from the land of the north.

Shortly after Joseph Smith was given the keys of the gathering in April of 1836 as documented in section 110, the Quorum of the Twelve were commissioned by the Lord through the instrumentality of Joseph Smith to take the KNOWLEDGE of the fulness of the gospel over the great waters to the remnants of Israel.

Verily, thus saith the Lord: Let a conference be held immediately; let the Twelve be organized; and let men be appointed to supply the place of those who are fallen… And next spring let them depart to go over the great waters, and there promulgate my gospel, the fulness thereof, and bear record of my name.

This taking of the gospel to the House of Israel, including the children of Judah, was in fulfillment of Christ’s prophecy in 3rd Nephi 16 wherein he foretold that after the Gentiles of the restored church rejected the fulness of the gospel, the knowledge of the fulness of the gospel would be taken to the House of Israel.

At that day when the Gentiles shall sin against my gospel, and shall reject the fulness of my gospel….and  shall reject the fulness of my gospel, behold, saith the Father, I will bring the fulness of my gospel from among them.

And then will I remember my covenant which I have made unto my people, O house of Israel, and I will bring my gospel unto them.

And I will show unto thee, O house of Israel, that the Gentiles shall not have power over you; but I will remember my covenant unto you, O house of Israel, and ye shall come unto the knowledge of the fulness of my gospel.

The prophecy continues on to reveal that if the Gentiles repent of their rejection of the fulness in the 3rd watch, after the House of Israel receives the Knowledge of what the fulness of the Gospel is, they shall be numbered among God’s people:

But if the Gentiles will repent and return unto me, saith the Father, behold they shall be numbered among my people, O house of Israel.

The Book of Mormon informs us that the Gentiles repent at the time that the plates with the record of the vision of the Brother of Jared come forth:

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

5 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.

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

As shown in previous posts, the latter day gentile church that was restored through the instrumentality of the prophet Joseph Smith attempted to live consecration and establish Zion but failed and sinned against the fulness.

Following that,  the dispensation of the Gospel of Abraham was secretly ushered in and the Lord commissioned the Twelve to take the knowledge of the fulness across the great waters to the House of Israel.

While on his foreign mission, Orson Hyde wrote to Joseph Smith asking for clarification on whether the Jews were to gather to the Old World Jerusalem or gather to the church in America.

Joseph made it clear that the the”dispersed of Judah” along with the outcasts of Israel were among the tribal demographic that were being gathered to America.

The prophet Joseph Smith clarified that the Elders being sent to foreign lands were engaged in seeking the Outcasts of Israel and the Dispersed of Judah,

“If there is anything calculated to interest the mind of the Saints, to awaken in them the finest sensibilities, and arouse them to enterprise and exertion, surely it is the great and precious promises made by our heavenly Father to the children of Abraham; and those engaged in seeking the outcasts of Israel, and the dispersed of Judah, cannot fail to enjoy the Spirit of the Lord and have the choicest blessings of Heaven rest upon them in copious effusions.” (Joseph Smith Jr., Discourses of the Prophet Joseph Smith, 195. )

In previous posts we have discussed how the tribal demographics began to change once the saints of the restored church rejected the fulness of the Gospel and the dispensation of the Gospel of Abraham was secretly ushered in. Joseph Smith re-established the House of David and the kingdom of Israel.

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Many of the early Kirtland saints who were remnants of the tribe of Joseph who had mingled among the gentiles began to fall away from the church after the attempt at consecration and Zion failed.

Nevertheless, the new converts to the church from across the great waters of the dispersed of Judah and the outcasts of Israel began flooding into Nauvoo as a result of the secret ushering in of the dispensation of the gospel of Abraham and the secret bestowal of the keys of the gathering from Moses.

The Jewish nation spoken of in section 77 that has now been gathered to America, calls themselves the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints.

In 2nd Nephi 6 the Book of Mormon identifies these latter day Jews as those that “come to a knowledge of their redeemer” and are gathered in the latter days:

11 Wherefore, after they are driven to and fro, for thus saith the angel, many shall be afflicted in the flesh, and shall not be suffered to perish, because of the prayers of the faithful; they shall be scattered, and smitten, and hated; nevertheless, the Lord will be merciful unto them, that when they shall come to the knowledge of their Redeemer, they shall be gathered together again to the lands of their inheritance. (Missionary efforts starting in June 1837) 

In 2nd Nephi 30, the Book of Mormon also identifies these latter day Jews as those that BEGIN to believe in Christ and gather to America but they only begin to believe. They cannot believe fully and live the fulness of the gospel. 

And it shall come to pass that the Jews which are scattered also shall begin to believe in Christ; and they shall begin to gather in upon the face of the land; and as many as shall believe in Christ shall also become a delightsome people.

The Latter day Saints are a delightsome people who have gathered to America and yet they constitute a mixture of the tribes of Israel with the leadership being composed primarily of remnants of Judah. Many of them don’t realize what their true tribal heritage is. Judah envies the birthright of Ephraim.

The latter day Jews as a collective tribe have only begun to believe in Christ, however this is a great miracle because they rejected Christ in the meridian of time. Although it appears as if many of them will not ever accept and live the fulness of the gospel, the Apostle Paul uses the allegory of the olive tree to inform us of a great mystery, that time will come when the blindness on Israel will be taken away  and a degree of salvation will be given to them.

23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in: for God is able to graft them in again.

24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?

25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

Lights in the Heavens

We learn from Gen 1:14 that God placed the lights in the heavens and let them be for signs and appointed times…

There was a great sign in the heavens when Christ was born.

According to the Book of Jasher the birth of Abram (later changed to Abraham), was  accompanied by a sign in the heavens… “and it came to be in the night Abram was born…one very large star… swallowed up the four stars”

God’s people should take the signs in the heavens very seriously because they identify the coming of God’s servants and the appointed times.

As previously mentioned, prophecy scholars are touting the upcoming alignment on September 23 2017 as a significant sign in the heavens.

While  I find the prophetic interpretations being presented on the Internet to be interesting, I don’t put a lot of stock in much of their content because those who have rejected the LDS restoration are missing a wealth of prophetic information that believers in the LDS restoration that have searched the scriptures have been gifted with.

If one does not understand the distinction between the 1st, 2nd and 3rd watches and the fact that Christ comes in secret during each watch, one cannot possibly understand the scriptures relative to the events of the end times.

Religious history verifies that the religious masses are usually wrong when it comes to understanding prophecy.

For many hundreds of years people have read the ancient accounts of God’s dealings with mankind with somewhat of a disconnect because many of the events in ancient history are so metaphysical and otherworldly that it is hard for us to relate.

The miraculous showdown between Moses and Aaron and the magicians in Pharaohs court, parting of the red sea, the many interventions of God in behalf of his people, the miracles performed by God’s servants, etc. , all seem like fiction.

However we are about to enter a new era where this type of metaphysical phenomena is going to return. Through the use of keywords, the Lord has let us know that these types of events are going to return to the earth.

For instance, the phrase “See the salvation of the Lord” was used anciently by God;s prophets to inform God’s people that God was going to miraculously intervene in their behalf.

17 Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the Lord will be with you. 2 Chronicles 20:17

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13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. Exodus 14:13

The narrative behind those events shows the astronomic and awesome power of God when he chooses to reveal himself.

 

We need to realize and brace ourselves for is the return of these kinds of events.

While those experiences may seem astronomically hard to imagine in modern times, Book of Mormon prophets very familiar with that term used it to inform us that an amazing event that is even more miraculous is going to take place on the global stage in the end times.

17 Yea, and all the earth shall see the salvation of the Lord, saith the prophet; every nation, kindred, tongue and people shall be blessed. 1 Nephi 19:17

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1 And now, it came to pass that after Abinadi had spoken these words he stretched forth his hand and said: The time shall come when all shall see the salvation of the Lord; when every nation, kindred, tongue, and people shall see eye to eye and shall confess before God that his judgments are just. Mosiah 16:1

Section 133 also assures of that the miraculous intervention of God will take place

 3 For he shall make bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of their God. Doctrine and Covenants 133:3

The JST Contains Secrets Regarding the Events of the Last Days

Those desiring to understand the secrets that unlock the mysteries of the end times events would do well to study the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible because it contains several of the secrets that are essential to understand.

While translating the inspired version of the Bible, Joseph came across Matthew 24 and made some very significant changes to it. It is very beneficial to compare the KJV with the  Inspired Version.

While translating Matthew 24, Joseph Smith was given a revelation known as section 45 which provides additional information relative to the events of the generation of Christ’s return detailed in Matthew 24.

Section 45 is one of the more cryptic sections dealing with prophecy. The spirit of prophecy is required to understand some of the mysterious passages in it.

The section begins by warning the saints that if they don’t hearken to the voice of the Lord, death will overtake them and the harvest will have ended and their souls will not have  been saved.

“hearken unto my voice, lest death shall overtake you; in an hour when ye think not the summer shall be past, and the harvest ended, and your souls not saved.”

It is crucial that we hearken to the voice of God in the scriptures and take the sayings of God literally and seriously if we want to be included in the first harvest. We also need to be able to distinguish between what God termed as “TODAY” as opposed to what he termed as AFTER TODAY

Fortunately, section 76 speaks of the mercy of God which results in a second and third harvest, each resulting in kingdom of glory.

In Section 45 the Lord admonished the saints to listen to what he had to say while it was called TODAY.

Other passages inform us that the next dispensational DAY (second WATCH) would begin in the near future and that the day of living the law of consecration would not be possible in that next day.

Note the following passage that provides distinctions between the first day (watch) and the following day (watch)

I, the Lord, will to retain a strong hold in the land of Kirtland, for the space of five years, in the which I will not overthrow the wicked, that thereby I may save some.

22 And after that day, I, the Lord, will not hold any guilty that shall go with an open heart up to the land of Zion; for I, the Lord, require the hearts of the children of men.

23 Behold, now it is called TODAY until the coming of the Son of Man, (The Son of Man did come i secret a few years later in 1836) and verily it is a DAY of sacrifice, and a DAY for the tithing of my people; for he that is tithed (consecrated) shall not be burned at his coming.

24 For after TODAY cometh the burning—this is speaking after the manner of the Lord—for verily I say, TOMORROW all the proud and they that do wickedly shall be as stubble; and I will burn them up, for I am the Lord of Hosts; and I will not spare any that remain in Babylon.

25 Wherefore, if ye believe me, ye will labor while it is called TODAY.

As you can see, in September of 1831 when section 64 was given, it was TODAY when the saints were commanded to labor and keep the commandments to consecrate and establish Zion.

After the Gentiles failed in the time of their labor, the Lord secretly came to his temple and the dispensation of the Gospel of Abraham replaced the previous dispensation that incorporated the fulness of the gospel.

During the dispensation of the Gospel of Abraham, the saints were no longer allowed to consecrate and live the laws of Zion. They were informed that they must wait for a “little season” of chastisement and learning before they could once again have the privilege of living the laws of Zion.

The following passage in section 45 provides a type and shadow of what was taking place during Joseph Smith’s first commission.

8 I came unto mine own, and mine own received me not; but unto as many as received me gave I power to do many miracles, and to become the sons of God; and even unto them that believed on my name gave I power to obtain eternal life.

During the meridian of time Christ came to “his own” and was not received by them. Yet those that were not his own, did receive him and they obtained eternal life.

Mine own” as used in the above passage is code for the Jews who rejected Christ. A deep search on the topic shows that there is a terrestrial salvation awaiting them and they will be able to abide in the presence of the Savior but not in the presence of the Father in the kingdom of glory they inherit.

On the other hand, an inner group of God’s elect, including the apostles and others did receive Christ and they were given power to obtain eternal life.

I believe the reason Christ is sharing this truth is because it is typological to what was happening during Joseph’s first commission. Many of the Latter day Saints took the scriptures lightly and were not faithful in living consecration and establishing Zion. Yet there was an inner group of God’s elect that were faithful. The wheat and tares were mingled together. The elect entered into the strait gate and received power to obtain eternal life.

Moving forward in the section, Christ provides additional details not provided in Matthew 24. The section is written very cryptically and can only be decoded by those that have learned how to read in the spirit. The following is how I read the passages. Each should discern for themselves what is being said.

And the [latter day] remnant [of the Jews] shall be gathered unto this place [at or near Kirtland Ohio where the revelation was given]…

And then shall the Lord set his foot upon this mount [where the revelation is being received], and it shall cleave in twain, and the earth shall tremble, and reel to and fro, and the heavens also shall shake…

51 And then shall the [latter day] Jews look upon me and say: What are these wounds in thine hands and in thy feet?

52 Then shall they know that I am the Lord; for I will say unto them: These wounds are the wounds with which I was wounded in the house of my friends. I am he who was lifted up. I am Jesus that was crucified. I am the Son of God.

53 And then shall they weep because of their iniquities; then shall they lament because they persecuted their king

Sadly, the latter day Jews have only begun to believe in Christ. They have created a religious culture that indoctrinates them to put their trust in the arm of flesh instead of avoiding deception by studying the word of God and receiving personal revelation.

Section 45 speaks of two separate and distinct groups; His people who will gather and lament because they have been decieve by the craftiness of men and never comprehended the fulness and never knew Christ.

The other group spoken of are referred as His Disciples who stand in holy places.

Section 133 informs us that after all of the tribes gather to America and the call is made for the virgins to enter into the marriage chamber, there will be a physical separation, with the elect of God among the Gentiles fleeing to Zion while those of Judah flee to the land of Jerusalem located in America, where their gathering was initiated.

10 Yea, let the cry go forth among all people: Awake and arise and go forth to meet the Bridegroom; behold and lo, the Bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Prepare yourselves for the great day of the Lord.

11 Watch, therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour.

12 Let them, therefore, who are among the Gentiles flee unto Zion.

13 And let them who be of Judah flee unto Jerusalem, unto the mountains of the Lord’s house.

Section 45 provides one of the most important keys to understanding the parable of the Ten Virgins.

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56 And at that day, when I shall come in my glory, shall the parable be fulfilled which I spake concerning the ten virgins.

57 For they that are wise and have received the truth, and have taken the Holy Spirit for their guide, and have not been deceived—verily I say unto you, they shall not be hewn down and cast into the fire, but shall abide the day

There are many other things in section 45 that are very important keys to understanding the events of the end times. It should be studied and studied and studied.

The above passage is greatly misunderstood.

It has reference to receiving the spiritual anointing (endowment) referred to in scripture as the baptism of fire and the Holy Ghost which initiates the continual abiding of the Holy Spirit and enters one into the strait gate.. It will be made available when God’s servants return to the vineyard.

One of the very mysterious passages contained in section 45 in verses 16 and 17 refers to his disciples, who he was addressing in Jerusalem, who have returned to the earth in the flesh after experiencing a “long absence of your spirits from your bodies to be a bondage

This provides an implication that I will not elaborate on at this time.

He then associates the return of the body and spirit as the “day of redemption” and the “restoration of scattered Israel

Make of that, however you see fit.

The Lord informs the saints in this section that additional critical information is forthcoming regarding the end times events mentioned in Matthew 24 however it will not be made available until AFTER the New Testament is translated:

60 And now, behold, I say unto you, it shall not be given unto you to know any further concerning this chapter, (Matthew 24) until the New Testament be translated, and in it all these things shall be made known;

61 Wherefore I give unto you that ye may now translate it, that ye may be prepared for the things to come.

62 For verily I say unto you, that great things await you;

My interpretation of the above passage is that the Inspired Version of Matthew 24 specifically and of the the New Testament generally contains secret information about en times events necessary to prepare us for the things to come.

The Inspired Version of the New Testament provides critical information to help us make sense of the events of the last days. A few examples are as follows:

  • It clarifies the doctrine of the three watches.
  • It informs us that Elijah the preparer is a separate and distinct person from Elijah the restorer.
  • It reveals that the true identify of John the Baptist in the New Testament is Elijah the Tishbite from the Old Testament.

The list goes on and on.

Does the JST Reveal the Secret Identity of Joseph Smith?

One of the things I am intrigued with is the possible correlation between the upcoming sign in the heavens with the dream Joseph of Egypt had.

I think the coming sign could be applicable to the time when all the nations of Israel will bow down to JOSEPH

Here is the passage that speaks of the dream Joseph had that was so offensive to Joseph’s father and brethren.

Genesis 37 KJV

And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.

And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed?

Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth? And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.

Joseph of Egypt was saying that the time would come when all of the tribes of Israel would bow down to him in receiving their blessings.

Clearly this was fulfilled in part anciently, however, I believe there may be a second part of this fulfillment.

Could the bowing down to Joseph possibly be referring to the falling down to be crowned with glory, by the hands of the servants of the Lord as mentioned in the following passage?

26 And they who are in the north countries shall come in remembrance before the Lord; and their prophets shall hear his voice, and shall no longer stay themselves; and they shall smite the rocks, and the ice shall flow down at their presence.

27 And an highway shall be cast up in the midst of the great deep.

28 Their enemies shall become a prey unto them,

29 And in the barren deserts there shall come forth pools of living water; and the parched ground shall no longer be a thirsty land.

30 And they shall bring forth their rich treasures unto the children of Ephraim, my servants.

31 And the boundaries of the everlasting hills shall tremble at their presence.

32 And there shall they fall down and be crowned with glory, even in Zion, by the hands of the servants of the Lord, even the children of Ephraim.

33 And they shall be filled with songs of everlasting joy.

34 Behold, this is the blessing of the everlasting God upon the tribes of Israel, and the richer blessing upon the head of Ephraim and his fellows.

35 And they also of the tribe of Judah, after their pain, shall be sanctified in holiness before the Lord, to dwell in his presence day and night, forever and ever.

I would suggest that when Joseph was sold into Egypt and his brothers and Father had to come to a different land and receive temporal salvation from Joseph, was only a partial fulfillment of the prophecy.

The full literal fulfillment of the prophecy was to take place in the end times.

This brings up the question of whether Joseph Smith fulfills the prophecy in behalf of Joseph of Egypt as his descendant, OR whether Joseph Smith IS Joseph of Egypt.

One could build a compelling case for the fact that Joseph Smith is the literal transmigration of Joseph of Egypt based on the following clarification provided in the Joseph Smith translation which identifies Joseph of Egypt not only as the one that his brethren bowed down to anciently during a time of famine, but also as the one who will be a light to God’s people and deliver Israel out of captivity and bondage in the end times!

Follow the narrative of the inspired clarifications very closely.

  7 And Jacob said unto Joseph when the God of my father appeared unto me in Luz, in the land of Canaan; he sware unto me, that he would give unto me, and unto my seed, the land for an everlasting possession.
  8 Therefore, O my son, he hath blessed me in raising thee up to be a servant unto me, in saving my house from death;
  9 In delivering my people, thy brethren, from famine which was sore in the land; wherefore the God of thy fathers shall bless thee, and the fruit of thy loins, that they shall be blessed above thy brethren, and above thy father’s house;
  10 For thou hast prevailed, and thy father’s house hath bowed down unto thee, even as it was shown unto thee, before thou wast sold into Egypt by the hands of thy brethren; wherefore thy brethren shall bow down unto thee, from generation to generation, unto the fruit of thy loins for ever;
  11 For thou shalt [in the future] be a light unto my people, to deliver them in the days of their captivity, from bondage; and to bring salvation unto them, when they are altogether bowed down under sin.

Notice how the narrative is taking place AFTER Joseph had temporally saved his brethren from famine anciently and yet in verse 11, the narrative begins speaking of a future time, when Joseph of Egypt will be a light unto the people when they are in captivity and bondage.

That never happened anciently between Joseph of Egypt and Israel to my knowledge..

Verse 11 is clearly speaking of a future event.

In the latter days, Joseph of Egypt will bring salvation to his brethren who are identified among the gentiles after they have sinned and rejected the fulness of the Gospel.

The following declaration from God to Joseph Smith in section 3:9 is nonsensical unless viewed through a broader above context

“Behold, thou art Joseph, and thou wast chosen to do the work of the Lord..”

Why would the Lord need to remind Joseph Smith what his first name is?

Something much more significant is going on.

It is possible that God is simply reminding Joseph Smith of the Joseph the Seer prophecy, contained in the JST and the Book of Mormon, however, it is also very possible that God is revealing that Joseph Smith is Joseph of Egypt.

“Behold, thou art Joseph [of Egypt], and thou wast chosen to do the work of the Lord..”

The above promise to Joseph of Egypt in JST Genesis 48 is literally transposing the calling and ministry of Joseph of Egypt over the many promises given to Joseph Smith in modern revelation!

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The inspired version of the Bible informs us that in the last days, Joseph of Egypt will be a “light” unto God’s people to deliver them from captivity and bondage:

11 For thou shalt be a light unto my people, to deliver them in the days of their captivity, from bondage; and to bring salvation unto them, when they are altogether bowed down under sin.

Isaiah picks up on this theme as he prophesies two different times about a latter day covenant servant that would be a light unto the Gentiles and bring salvation to them.

6 And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a alight to the bGentiles, that thou mayest be my csalvation unto the end of the earth. Isaiah 49:6

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6 I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a acovenant of the people, for a blight of the cGentiles

 

Those passages are clearly referring to the promise the Lord gave to Joseph of Egypt to be a light to the people.

Now notice the similarity in the following passages in modern revelation regarding being a light unto the gentiles

In section 45 the Lord made the following pronouncement:

9 And even so I have sent mine everlasting covenant into the world, to be a light to the world, and to be a standard for my people, and for the Gentiles to seek to it, and to be a messenger before my face to prepare the way before me.

10 Wherefore, come ye unto it, and with him that cometh I will reason as with men in days of old, and I will show unto you my strong reasoning.

The narrative is clearly very similar.

An everlasting covenant is sent to be a light to the Gentiles.

Ancient prophecy characterizes the light as the covenant servant while modern revelation characterizes the light as the everlasting covenant that the covenant servant brings forth.

These same keywords and narrative shows up again in section 86.

In December of 1832 the Lord gave Joseph and his brethren a revelation regarding how the Lord would allow the wheat and the tares to grow together until the final time of harvest. It began thusly-

“Verily, thus saith the Lord unto you my servants..”

It ended with

8 Therefore, thus saith the Lord unto you, with whom the priesthood hath continued through the lineage of your fathers—

9 For ye are lawful heirs, according to the flesh, and have been hid from the world with Christ in God—

10 Therefore your life and the priesthood have remained, and must needs remain through you and your lineage until the restoration of all things spoken by the mouths of all the holy prophets since the world began.

11 Therefore, blessed are ye if ye continue in my goodness, a light unto the Gentiles, and through this priesthood, a savior unto my people Israel. The Lord hath said it. Amen.

The true hidden identity of Joseph Smith takes on greater significance in this passage if he is Joseph of Egypt. Truly his life and priesthood has remained and the restoration of all things would incorporate ancient prophets and patriarchs returning to the earth in the end times beginning with Joseph Smith.

Could this be what Joseph was hinting at with his exclamation shortly before the martyrdom of “no man knows my history (genealogy).

“You don’t know me; you never knew my heart. No man knows my history. I cannot tell it: I shall never undertake it. I don’t blame any one for not believing my history. If I had not experienced what I have, I would not have believed it myself…”

Joseph Smith knew something about himself and about his earthly history that he could not publicly divulge. He was bursting at the seams to say it but he knew that few if any would believe it, just as few that are reading this post will believe this possibility. It possibly had to do with his role as the covenant servant that provides intercession and his real identity from the ancient past.

The JST clearly established the fact that Elijah the prophet from Old Testament times returned to the earth in the person of John the Baptist in New Testament times and again as a ministering angel during Joseph Smith’s ministry. Is it impossible that the Lord would return Joseph of Egypt to the earth in the person of Joseph Smith?

Leviticus 16 informs us that this covenant servant, like Moses, offers himself as an atonement offering.

The covenant servant brings salvation to Israel and is literally a covenant himself in addition to bringing forth the covenants of the Lord and yet, in modern revelation, the Lord declares that the covenant servant that is to be the light and standard by which the tribes of Israel shall be gathered, had already come forth.

9 And even so I have sent mine everlasting covenant into the world, to be a light to the world, and to be a standard for my people, and for the Gentiles to seek to it, and to be a messenger before my face to prepare the way before me.

In my opinion, the above passage is referring to the everlasting covenant of Baptism brought forth through the instrumentality of God’s covenant servant, Joseph Smith.

The above passage is clearly paraphrasing the passages in Isaiah 42 and 49.

Nevertheless, Isaiah characterizes the light as a covenant person while the above passage has more of an inflection pointing to the everlasting covenant of salvation that the covenant servant brings forth.

  • It was Joseph Smith through which the priesthood and saving ordinances were restored.
  • It was Joseph Smith through which the Book of Mormon came for documenting the doctrine of Christ and the fulness of the Gospel.
  • It was Joseph Smith through which the revelations of God came forth concerning how the restored church was to be governed and Zion is to be established.
  • It was Joseph Smith through which the corrupted Bible was revised with inspired clarifications to come forth in its fulness at a later time.
  • It was Joseph Smith who was given the keys of the gathering and who indeed began the great work of gathering the dispersed of Judah and the outcasts of Israel

Interestingly, just as JST Gen 48 clarifies that Joseph of Egypt will deliver latter day Israel from their sins, Joseph Smith’s patriarchal blessings reveals that Joseph Smith will save latter day Israel from famine in conjunction with the gathering.

“..like Joseph of old shall he be: he shall save the just from desolation, by the wise counsel of the Almighty; for by his direction shall they gather into store-houses and barns, till they overflow with the richness of the fruit of harvest: and by this means shall the just be saved from famine, while the nations of the wicked are distressed and faint.

In due time shall he go forth toward the north, and by the power of his word shall the deep begin to give way and the ice melt before the sun.
By the keys of the Kingdom shall he lead Israel into the land of Zion while the house of Jacob shouts in the danse and in the song

There is strong evidence to suggest that just as John the Baptist in the New Testament was the literal transmigration of Elijah the Prophet from the Old Testament, Joseph Smith the last great prophet of the last dispensation may well be the literal transmigration of Joseph of Egypt.

I am simply presenting some possibilities.

I am simply presenting a literal interpretation of what the scripture says.

It ultimately does not matter to our salvation whether God is fulfilling his promise to Joseph of Egypt literally through transmigration or through his posterity namesake Joseph Smith as pointed out in 3rd Nephi and JST Gen 50.

Those Joseph the Seer prophecies almost seem to distinguish Joseph of Egypt and Joseph Smith as two clearly separate souls if the above evidence has not been considered, HOWEVER, when viewing the prophetic narrative in JST Genesis 50 through the lens provided by the prophetic narrative in JST Gen 48, the following passage might just read thusly:

27 Thus saith the Lord God of my fathers unto me, [Joseph of Egypt]

A choice seer [Sidney Rigdon the Spokesman-Seer] will I raise up out of the fruit of thy loins [in the Third Watch], and he shall be esteemed highly among the fruit of thy loins; and unto him will I [Joseph of Egypt- Joseph Smith] give commandment that he shall do a work for the fruit of thy loins, his brethren.

28 And he [The spokesman-Seer Sidney Rigdon] shall bring them to the knowledge of the covenants which I have made with thy fathers; and he shall do whatsoever work I shall command him.

In other words, the Lord will command the Seer Spokesman Sidney Rigdon through the Seer Joseph of Egypt/Joseph Smith to do a work in bringing people to a knowledge of the covenants of the Lord.

I realize that this interpretation may seem like a bit of a stretch, however, if you have read my previous posts documenting the fact that Sidney Ridgon has his own distinct calling, ministry and mission that is separate from Joseph Smith’s, and that the Lord speaks to Sidney through Joseph, the above interpretation is congruent.

The JST and Book of Mormon designate both Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon as Seers.

For, behold, all ye that do iniquity, stay yourselves, and wonder; for ye shall cry out, and  cry; yea, ye shall be drunken, but not with wine; ye shall stagger, but not with strong drink. For, behold, the Lord hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep. F or, behold, ye have closed your eyes, and ye have rejected the prophets, and your rulers; and the seers hath he covered because of your iniquities.

Sidney, Oliver and possibly others of Joseph Smith’s fellows were sustained as seers in the 2nd watch and will act in the calling of Seers in the third watch.

Look at the following passages in section 90 wherein Sidney and Frederick clearly have separate and distinct ministries and administrations from Joseph and they get the WORD through the administration of Joseph Smith and the WORD goes forth unto the ends of the earth through the administration and ministry of Sidney the Spokesman and his fellow-

8 That thereby they may be perfected in their ministry for the salvation of Zion, and of the nations of Israel, and of the Gentiles, as many as will believe;

9 That through your administration [Joseph Smith’s administration] they [Sidney and Frederick] may receive the word,  and through their administration the word may go forth unto the ends of the earth, unto the Gentiles first, and then, behold, and lo, they shall turn unto the Jews.

Joseph’s ministry and administration is different from Sidney’s and Fredericks ministry and administration.

Again, I am not stating categorically that these interpretations are correct nor does it matter to our salvation at this point in time if God’s last great administrator is Joseph Smith as the literal transmigration of Joseph of Egypt or simply as a descendant of Joseph of Egypt.

However we need to consider the literal interpretations as given in scripture and ponder the possibilities as we petition the Holy Spirit to enlighten our minds because there are going to be some huge surprises coming up when the marvelous work begins and the dispensation of the fulness of times is ushered in.

God’s servants are about to return to the vineyard and they will be giving the last warning possibly while making some outrageous claims. Interestingly, the servant mentioned in the allegory in Jacob that returns to the vineyard multiple times, had been with the Lord in the vineyard prior to the 2nd watch!

Will we have sufficient faith and knowledge to believe the claims and recognize the true servants?

When this takes place, it will be difficult to accept them if we have been indoctrinated and spiritually dumbed down by institutional blind shepherds.

Regarding the upcoming sign in September of 2017, it has been observed that Jupiter plays a huge role.

According to some authors, “Jupiter was known by the Jews as the planet of the Messiah“. According to one author-

Jupiter enters the sign of Virgo on August 27, 2016, which coincides with a close conjunction of Venus. The next such close conjunction with these two brightest planets is 49 years later. Jupiter itself enters Virgo about every 12 years.  The August 27, 2016 conjunction comes exactly 400 days before Yom Kippur 2017. Yom Kippur always ends Teshuvah, which is a 40 day season of repentance.

Interestingly 49 years is the same time period as a biblical Jubilee cycle.

This brings us to the Jupiter talisman that Joseph sometimes had in his possession. Jupiter seemed to play an important role in a future significant sign in the heavens to Joseph Smith.

The Jupiter talisman had a depiction of the orbit, or trajectory of Jupitor which has a break in it, possibly referring to the martyrdom and indicating the two part commission of God’s covenant servant.

It is shown in conjunction with another depiction of what might be the sign of the cross, or sign of the coming of the Son of Man.

 

jupiter 2

jupiter 1

 

The Sign of the Cross = the Sign of the Coming of the Son of Man

sign of the son of man

Prophecy scholars have pointed out that if we count backwards from September 23 2017 3.50 years, it takes us to the date of the first blood moon tetrad that took place in April 2014. If we count 3.50 years forwards from September 23rd 2017 we find another interesting sign in the sky, it is called the sign of the cross.

Again, we are reminded of the two annual time periods of prophetic events that related to the ancient feast days of Israel as well as when significant revelations relating to these feast days and the prophetic events of the end times have been given.

March-April

September-October

Will we be found watching the times of the feast dates and the associated signs in the heavens as we are faithfully waiting and watching for the return of Christ and his servants?

 

Keep watching..

 

Update
This is an email I got from someone following this post

Watcher,

In reference to:

    “Regarding the upcoming sign in September of 2017, it has been observed that Jupiter plays a huge role.

    According to some authors, “Jupiter was known by the Jews as the planet of the Messiah“. According to one author-

Jupiter enters the sign of Virgo on August 27, 2016, which coincides with a close conjunction of Venus. The next such close conjunction with these two brightest planets is 49 years later. Jupiter itself enters Virgo about every 12 years.  The August 27, 2016 conjunction comes exactly 400 days before Yom Kippur 2017. Yom Kippur always ends Teshuvah, which is a 40 day season of repentance.”

Did you notice that 40 days before Yom Kippur 2017 (Sept 30) is the solar eclipse that crosses the USA (August 21)?


Something to consider from Judge Anna and her critics

June 10, 2017

[Editorial Note: Reprinted without permission]
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From Judge Anna Von Reitz
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This is a reply to the article published by the “Reign of Heaven” group…

first my response to their queries and suppositions, then “The Rest of the Story” from the immortal Paul Harvey…, and then the article from the Reign of Heavens Society, so you can see what Paul and I are replying to and why this is a sad state of affairs:
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My Reply:
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The unincorporated entity known as The United States of America and the incorporated entity also calling itself “The United States of America” are NOT THE SAME entities just because they appear to have the same name.  They are fundamentally different in nature, jurisdiction, and law.  Trying to obfuscate this in any way just slows down any solution to the problem this country faces.
It will also be seen that the quasi-military offices such as “Postmaster General” were NEVER  part of the lawful government of the actual United States and have instead existed in the Territorial United States and Municipal United States — that is, in international jurisdiction of the sea prior to the Civil War and afterward usurped upon the land as part of the Territorial United States’ administration.
But if you don’t know that there are three versions of “United States”— our version, the Territorial United States and the Municipal United States (both of which routinely just refer to themselves as “the United States” also) — it’s nigh on unto impossible for people to wrap their heads around which entity and which offices of which entity you are talking about.
This is just another example of “similar names deceits” being used by lawyers to create deliberate confusions and wrong assumptions and keep us all at each other’s throats and unable to square off and deal with the actual problem.
It leaves people like the Reign of Heavens spinning their wheels in actual fact, contributing all their effort to a hopeless cause and ranting and accusing those of us who DO see the whole deceit of “telling lies”.  But then, they are confused and not rightly understanding or replying to what I actually said, and maybe they have a right to be confused, because after all, they have been misled by professionals. Read on for another apt and timely history lesson:
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The Rest of the Story from Paul Harvey:
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If there is a stain on the record of our forefathers, one dark hour in the earliest history of the American colonies, it would be the hanging of the so-called “witches” at Salem.

 But that was a pinpoint in place and time, a brief lapse into hysteria.
 

For the most part, our seventeenth century colonists were scrupulously fair, even in fear.

 There was one group of people they feared with reason – a society,  you might say, whose often insidious craft had claimed a multitude of victims, ever since the Middle Ages in Europe.
 

One group of people, hated and feared from Massachusetts Bay to Virginia.

 The magistrates would not burn them at the stake, although surely a great many of the colonists might have recommended such a solution.
 

Our forefathers were baffled by them.

 In the first place, where did they come from?
 

Of all who sailed from England to Plymouth in 1620, not one of those two-legged vermin was aboard.

 “Vermin.”
 

That’s what the colonists called them.

 Parasites who fed on human misery, spreading sorrow and confusion wherever they went.
 

“Destructive,” they were called.

 And still they were permitted co-existence with the colonists.
 

For a while anyway.

 Of course, there were colonial laws prohibiting the practice of their infamous craft. Somehow a way was always found around those laws.
 
In 1641, Massachusetts Bay colony took a novel approach to the problem. The governors attempted to starve those “devils” out of existence through economic exclusion. They were denied wages, and
thereby it was hoped that they would perish.

Four years later Virginia followed the example of Massachusetts Bay, and for a while it seemed that the dilemma had been resolved.

 It had not.
 

Somehow the parasites managed to survive, and the mere nearness of them made the colonists’ skin crawl.

 In 1658 in Virginia the final solution:
 

Banishment. Exile.

 The “treacherous ones” were cast out of the colony.
 

At last, after decades of enduring the psychological gloom, the sun came out and birds sang and all was right with the world. And the elation continued for a generation.

 I’m not sure why the Virginians eventually allowed the outcasts to return, but they did.
 

In 1680, after twenty-two years, the despised ones were readmitted to the colony on the condition that they be subjected to the strictest surveillance.

 How soon we forget.
 

For indeed, over the next half-century or so, the imposed restrictions were slowly, quietly swept away. And those whose treachery had been feared since the Middle Ages ultimately took their place in society.

 You see, the “vermin” that once infested colonial America, the parasites who preyed on the misfortune of their neighbors until finally they were officially banished from Virginia, those dreaded, despised and inevitably outcast masters of confusion were – LAWYERS!
 

And now you know THE REST OF THE STORY.

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Below is the Reign of Heavens article. You can see for yourselves how they are confused and why:
International Public Notice

Claim in red, rebuttal in blue

This particular document was posted on the Anna Von Reitz website called ” Let’s Settle This Hash……”: LINK  on 04-26-2017

Wherein it states the following:

“The de jure government of this country is called The United States of America (Unincorporated). It has to be unincorporated to serve as a sovereign government, because if it held a corporate charter granted by some other government, it would be subservient to that government. Okay? Everyone got that?”

We can agree upon that statement because The United States of America and the Government of The United States of America is not incorporated. Embassy: LINK
“During the so-called American Civil War the rats in Congress created a doppelganger entity incorporated in Britain called “The United States of America, Inc.”.

This is called “The United States of America” but it is not your de jure government. It is just a corporation granted a charter like any other British corporation.”

Where is the evidence of this claim? There are no links or documents, nothing….. This is the first time that the Government of The United States of America has ever heard of such a claim or the subject matter.

“Now we have Keith Livingway running around claiming that he basically went to a bankruptcy trustee sale and “bought” the office of “Postmaster General” out of a claim on abandonment. He is telling everyone that this abandoned office is the land jurisdiction trustee office once held by Benjamin Franklin and that it is the land jurisdiction de jure government that he is representing.”

Keith Livingway never claimed that he attended a bankruptcy trustee sale, nor did he ever claim to have bought the office of Postmaster General. Where is the evidence? Where is a publication of the claim? There isn’t any because it is a complete lie. The whole scenario was completely made up by Anna Von Reitz and Paul Stramer.

“But here’s the kicker—- Franklin held the office of Post Master (land) not Postmaster (sea) —- and on top of that, none of these quasi-military offices like “Lieutenant Governor” and “Attorney General” and “Postmaster General” even existed prior to the Civil War.”

Here is an image of the original ledger of Doctor Benjamin Franklin, and a LINK to the whole ledger now in PDF. (page nine)

Everyone can see that “Postmaster General” did in fact exist before the civil war, and here is the link to the successor of Ebeneezer Hazard:LINK The Postmaster General credentials are towards the bottom of the page.

The National assembly did create a department of the General Post Office to operate as a Government agency, however that was done to protect the original General Post Office of 1775 from foreign powers when doing business with them. The National assembly has that right and power to create such agencies when doing business with foreign powers. Further, everyone can see that Benjamin Franklin did in fact hold the office of Postmaster General and not this made up difference in spelling and land/sea jurisdiction garbage. All surveys require both, metes and bounds and seaward boundaries in order to be legitimate.  No one can land lock a country.

“Therefore— is Keith Livingway filling Franklin’s vacated office? No. He is claiming to own an office in a defunct British corporation that was bankrupted in 1907—- The United States of America, Inc. He is not occupying Franklin’s [land] office which was as a “Post Master” –two words, notice? And not a “Postmaster” and not a “General” anything. The de jure government of this country has never been incorporated and never can be incorporated. Period.”

True, the dejure Government of The United States of America cannot be incorporated in another country and it isn’t incorporated anywhere. As a matter of fact, corporations are required to be registered with the Government of The United States of America when doing business within its metes and bounds and seaward boundaries. Benjamin Franklin never vacated his office, it was succeeded as written in the Declaration of Chain of Title:

“Declaration of Chain of Title

IT IS DECLARED THAT; the office of the Postmaster General of the Confederacy of The United States of America of 1775, first held by Doctor Benjamin Franklin on 26th of July 1775, was succeeded by Richard Bache on November 7th, 1776, succeeded by Ebenezer Hazard on the 28th day of January, 1782, and died in the year of 1817 without naming a successor.
The office of the Postmaster General of the Confederacy of The United States of America of 1775 was vacant from the year 1817 until the year 2010.” as published April 2nd, 2012 at the link above.

Keith Livingway is not and has never claimed to personally own any office, however he was appointed successor of Ebeneezer Hazard as stated in the Declaration of Chain of Title here: LINK  by the National assembly to the office of the Postmaster General and or Post Master General of the General Post Office of the original Confederacy of 1781 back to 1775 and now the Government of The United States of America. The appointment is for life or until succeeded to keep chain of title to the country known as The United States of America.

These facts as stated in blue may be a source of distress, jealousy, embarrassment or otherwise to Anna Von Reitz and Paul Stramer.  Those emotions do not give them the right to print lies, deceive people, or slander people. Neither of them have the right to attack people personally with lies and deceit. Neither of them called to verify the facts of their documents, ever…That is called libel and others that are parroting these lies and twisting the facts are also libel. All of this back and forth really needs to end because it is beginning to have the look and feel of high school all over again.
The office of the Postmaster General of the Government of The United States of America will never be vacated or released into the hands of proprietors seeking to use Patriot tricks to gain control of the country on behalf of foreign powers. Upon the death of the current aforesaid office holder, the chain of title reverts back to the National assembly to appoint a new successor and further there exists other protections of said office that is privileged information. Further, it is a vary serous crime to attack the General Post Office of the country.
THE T-ROH SHOW will broadcast and cover the real story and facts about how all of this came about when it pertains to the General Post Office and the original Government when more important issues are already covered.