Seven Shepherds and an Angel
By OneWhoIsWatching www.threewatches.blogspot.com
There are numerous channels by which personal revelation comes to each of us.
When studying and searching the scriptures, my wife provides one of these conduits for me.
She brings many things to my attention that I don’t catch… possibly this is because of her simple childlike faith and unassuming nature. It is probably also because she doesn’t allow preconceived notions to color her view of the scriptures. Of course the main reason is that she has been blessed with a spiritual gift in this area.
I will sometimes share a principle or some knowledge with her and then she will turn around at a later time and show me how to use that knowledge as a key to unlock additional knowledge. I sometimes refer to her as a Sibyl. (“…women of antiquity reputed to posses powers of prophecy or divination… a female prophet…”)
While studying prophecy years ago I showed her Rev 12:14 and told her that some prophecy scholars believed that the word “time” = “one year”, the word “times” = “two years” and the phrase “half a time” = ½ year” hence, the Church would be nourished for 3 ½ years at some point in time:
“And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.”
She quietly cataloged that information. It would come up many years later in a scripture study.
Fast forward several years later…. we were studying Micah and noticing how he refers to the Seven Shepherds that are upon the earth at the time that invading armies come into the latter day land of Israel. This is also the general time period when the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles and among many people as a lion among the beasts of the forest to tread them down.
We wondered if these seven shepherds were the same seven servants of God mentioned in the 3rd and 4th chapter of Zechariah which are referred to as the seven eyes of the Lord who run to and fro in the whole earth.
We also wondered if these seven Shepherds that acted as the eyes of the Lord running to and fro in all the world could be the seven angels which had the seven trumpets and prepared themselves to sound in Rev 8 and/or the seven thunders that uttered their voices in Rev 10 or the seven angels having the seven last plagues that bring judgment upon the whore in Rev 15, 16 & 17 etc.
We could not help but wonder if these seven angelic beings lived on this earth in mortality prior to their missions in the last generation… in the 3rd Watch….And if so, is it possible that they had been part of the LDS restoration movement?
Possibly they were the first laborers in the last kingdom that lived during the Kirtland, Jackson County and Nauvoo eras of the Church.
We were aware of the LDS fundamentalist beliefs that there had been a secret quorum of six Apostles/High Priests functioning under the direction of Joseph Smith which makes a quorum of 7 Apostles. This cryptic Quorum was also known as the Friends of God.
This tradition, as with many corrupted legends and traditions, appears to originate from a true principle/event. It appears to come from the revelation known as section 84 of the D&C which states in the first verse:
“A revelation of Jesus Christ unto his servant Joseph Smith, Jun., and six elders, as they united their hearts and lifted their voices on high” (D&C 84:1)
We found it very strange that the entry of this revelation into the history of the Church and the Doctrine and Covenants did not document who the six other elders were yet it did document how many elders were present… very curious.
It seemed odd to us that such an important revelation containing very specific promises to and about these six elders who had the higher priesthood confirmed upon them by the voice of God out of heaven would not bother to document who these elders were.
We perused various historical documents attempting to verify exactly who these six elders were but it is not an easy task to get an identity of these six players.
In section 88 these six elders are referred to as the “first elders” of the Church and the “first laborers in the last kingdom”.
In section 88 the Lord commands those who are not the first elders of the Church to continue laboring in the vineyard but he promises the first elders that he will send them into the vineyard again at a later time to bind up the law, seal up the testimony and prepare the Saints for the hour of judgment which is to come.
We thought that it would be fun to search section 84 to see if this quorum of Apostles will have a role in the 3rd Watch when the dispensation of the fullness of times and the Marvelous Work are ushered in.
It is worth noting that section 88 was given several years before the quorum of the 12 Apostles were called, Joseph Smith and these six elders were referred to as apostles by the Lord. He even calls them his friends. A favored status that few people other than Abraham ever achieved in the scriptures:
“And as I said unto mine apostles, even so I say unto you, for you are mine apostles, even God’s high priests; ye are they whom my Father hath given me; ye are my friends.”
The thought that these brethren might return as a quorum to play an important role in the winding up scenes was intriguing to us.
As we poured over section 84 searching for hidden treasures of knowledge pertaining to the events of the very last days we were ecstatic when we read the incredible unconditional promise that Bishop Newel K. Whitney will return to warn the inhabitants of New York, Albany and Boston of the desolation and utter abolishment that await them if they reject the gospel.
Every time I hear of reports about nuclear suitcase bombs that have been strategically hidden in major cities like these and orchestrated terrorist attacks that are going to be taking place, I can’t help but think of this incredible promise and associated prophecy given to Bishop Whitney. He will come back and warn the people in these cities.
I think this warning must take place before major desolation takes place.
The Lord then gives an unconditional prophecy that the rest of the first Elders being spoken to in this revelation will also “go to the great and notable cities and villages reproving the world in righteousness of all their unrighteous and ungodly deeds setting forth clearly and understandably the desolation of abomination in the last days”
And then the Lord reveals this most remarkable promise to these First Elders who are the First Laborers of the Last Kingdom:
“For with YOU saith the Lord Almighty, I will rend their kingdoms; I will not only shake the earth, but the starry heavens shall tremble..”
The Lord who knows all things and cannot lie… the Lord who has infinite foreknowledge because all time, past, present and future is continually before his eyes, promised these specific brethren that they would be the ones to return to the vineyard at the time of the last generation to shake the earth and bring down the kingdoms of the world!
While we were pondering these amazing promises and studying this section my wife and I began pondering the following verses:
“And your minds in times past have been darkened because of unbelief and because you have treated lightly the things you have received. Which vanity and unbelief have brought the whole church under condemnation. And this condemnation resteth upon the children of Zion, even all.”
We were aware of the several statements President Benson had made concerning the above verses and that he had inferred that the church was still under condemnation.
Dallin H. Oaks had given a talk at the Church Educational system Satellite fireside on June 1993 and had quoted President Benson regarding these verses. He claimed that President Benson had declared that the Saints had brought the whole Church under condemnation and that it was still under condemnation:
” President Benson had been stressing the reading of the Book of Mormon. Repeatedly he had quoted these verses from the Doctrine and Covenants, including the Lord’s statement that the Saints’ conduct had “brought the whole church under condemnation” (D&C 84:55). In that temple meeting, President Benson reread those statements and declared, “This condemnation has not been lifted, nor will it be until we repent.”
As we pondered the verses in section 84, it occurred to me that a the word of God was not saying that the conduct of all of the Saints in the Church had brought the whole church under condemnation, but rather God was saying it was the unbelief and vanity of those specific Apostles that had brought the whole church under condemnation! This revelation was being directed specifically to the first elders to whom the revelation was being given: “And YOUR minds in times past have been darkened because of unbelief and because you have treated lightly the things you have received. Which vanity and unbelief have brought the whole church under condemnation. And this condemnation resteth upon the children of Zion, even all.”
As I was making this observation, my wife was making an additional one. She said something to the effect of:
“Yes, I agree. Those specific Elders brought the Church under condemnation… And it appears that the Lord gave these specific apostles’ another revelation two years before he had given them this one. In that revelation he must have told them some things they took lightly… perhaps it was difficult for them to believe some of the things he had told them.”
I was really taken back by her observation. “How did you divine that deduction from those verses?” I asked. “What makes you think the Lord had given Joseph Smith and these six Apostles a revelation two years prior to section 84?”
“That’s what it says” she replied. “Remember how the prophetic definition of the word “times” = two years?”
I looked at the verses again in context of how the word “times” was used in Rev 12:14 and then I realized what she was seeing:
“And your minds in times past [two years ago] have been darkened because of unbelief and because you have treated lightly the things you have received. Which vanity and unbelief have brought the whole church under condemnation. And this condemnation resteth upon the children of Zion, even all.”
I was shocked at her interpretation and began chiding her: “What have you been smoking? That is a HUGE stretch… Just because the word “times” had a prophetic interpretation in the vision of St John 2,000 years ago, in the New Testament, that does not mean that the same word would have the same definition in modern revelation!”
Finally, after brow-beating her for a while I decided to really drive my point home by showing her how easy it would be to prove that there was no revelation directed through Joseph Smith to six elders two years prior to section 84.
I said to her:
“If your interpretation is correct, it would be easy to prove because such a revelation would be important enough to canonize in the Doctrine and Covenants. Such a revelation would clearly be directed to Joseph Smith and six elders just as section 84 was, and it would undoubtedly contain prophetic information about their ministry”
I then went to the beginning of section 84 to verify what month and year the revelation was given. It was given in September of 1832. I then turned to the beginning of the Doctrine and Covenants to view the “Chronological Order of the Contents” section. I noticed that four revelations had been given two years prior to section 84. Section 28, 29, 30, and 31 were all given in September of 1830.
I then turned to section 28 to see if it was addressed to six elders… Just as I thought, it was given directly to Oliver Cowdery… no other elders were involved in receiving the revelation.
I then turned to section 29 and looked at the section heading. What I saw sent chills up my spine…
“Revelation through Joseph Smith Jr. in the presence of six elders”
Again, the identity of these six elders is withheld… why? Why did Joseph Smith choose to withhold the identity of these chosen servants yet document the number of them that God was talking to?
I didn’t have much time for ingesting much humble pie at that moment as my wife and I were both quite anxious to devour section 29 to see what the Lord had revealed to Joseph Smith and these six elders! We were hoping that this section would reveal additional information regarding the role of these seven apostles during the 3rd Watch.
When we got to verses 7 & 8 we could hardly believe our eyes:
“And ye are called to bring to pass the gathering of mine elect: for mine elect hear my voice and harden not their hearts; Wherefore the decree hath gone forth from the Father that they shall be gathered in unto one place upon the face of the this land, to prepare their hearts and be prepared in all things against the day when tribulation and desolation are sent forth upon the wicked.”
These first laborers of the last kingdom will return to the earth as ministering angels to gather the elect to prepare them against the day when tribulation and desolation are sent forth upon the earth!
Could it possibly be that Joseph Smith and these six elders that will give the final warning, gather the elect and bring about the fall of the kingdoms of the world are the ones being referred to in Zechariah, Micah and the Book of Revelation?
Are these the ones that run to and fro in all the world as the eyes of the Lord?
Are these the Seven Shepherds that are the “peace” when God’s Promised Land is invaded by foreign armies and the remnants of the land tread down the unrepentant gentiles as a lion among sheep?
What an incredible thought, that Joseph Smith and the first elders of the Church would return to the earth to gather the elect.
Notice the promise given in Matthew 24 that before Christ returns in his glory he will send his angles to gather the elect:
“For the Son of Man shall come and he shall send his angels before him with the great sound of a trumpet and they shall gather together the remainder of the his elect from the four winds and from one end of heaven to the other…” (JST Matt 1:37)
Just as Gabriel returned to the earth as a ministering angel to minister to the father of John the Baptist, just as Moses and Elijah returned to the earth to minister to Christ at the Mount of Transfiguration and just as John the Baptist and Peter, James, and John returned to the earth as ministering angels to minister to Joseph and Oliver, priesthood keys were given to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery in the Kirtland Temple. These keys enable them and the other first laborers of the last kingdom to return to this earth to minister unto all those who are found waiting, watching and willing.
Do you believe in angels?
I am married to one.
[Editorial note: It is not uncommon for the Lord to use the key words within differing sections of the four standard works to point to each other and help those who are searching to connect the dots, particularly when both sections of scripture are speaking about the same topic. Therefore it is possible if not likely that the 3 ½ year period of time spoken of in Revelation 12 is literally or typologically related to the last gathering that is to be done by the first laborers of the last kingdom.
I want to clarify that section 84 is actually a composite of two separate revelations given on consecutive days, the 22nd and 23rd of September. On the first day there were six elders present, on the following day, it is not clear if there were additional elders that were invited to participate in the promises the Lord was making to the leading elders of the Church.
The first laborers of the last kingdom more than likely consisted of more than just those seven elders being addressed during the revelation given on the first day. Interestingly enough, it appears according to the “Historical Development of the Doctrine and Covenants by Woodford that in the original manuscript of the second part of the revelation given on the 23rd, the following phrase was included and has since been taken out:
“The 23rd day of September AD 1832 Eleven High Priests save one”.
It is not clear what this statement is referring to. It could be referring to the fact that Judas would be missing when the 12 Apostle from New Testament times return to judge Israel. Another possibility is the implication that four additional Elders were present on the 23rd bringing the total count to 11 and one member of the quorum of the 12 was not present.
There is evidence to suggest that the quorum of seven was part of a quorum of 12 Apostles that had been chosen by the Lord by 1832. This quorum appears to have more power and authority than the quorum chosen by the three witnesses. In fact at least two of the three witnesses were very likely part of the first, mystical quorum of the 12.
From historical sources it appears that there was some type of quorum of special witnesses long before the three witnesses was commanded to choose another quorum of the twelve:
“It was also announced that “twelve chosen witnesses, had been allowed to see the gold plates” (The life of David Marks, pg.340). Also, there were newspaper references from 1829-1831 to twelve apostles in Mormonism. September 1829 a Palmyra newspaper noted: “the number of the gold bible apostles is said to be complete.” (Palmyra Reflector, 23 September 1829. The issues of 19 April and 1, 22 June 1830 also make reference to Mormon apostles.)” Mormon Hierachy: Origins of Power by Quinn]
One last thing on note pertaining to section 84, in the original manuscripts of the revelation it states that John the Baptist had been baptized from the womb, not at the age of eight days. This is consistent with the various scriptures stating that he was the transmigration of Elijah the Prophet and had previously been baptized before being born into the world as John the Baptist.]
November 16, 2008
Categories: Articles by OWIW, Babylon, Church History, Deep Waters, Gifts of the Spirit, Joseph Smith, LDS, Preaching the Gospel, Priesthood, Prophecy, Scriptural Discussions, Zion . Tags: Last Days, Prophecy, end times, quorum of seven, friends of God, gathering of the elect . Author: onewhoiswatching Edit this entry
- Comment by Not entirely put together on December 16, 2008 7:51 pmI’m curious as to why you believe the command to Bishop Whitney was to be fulfilled during the 3rd watch. It appears that he and the prophet visited those locations from late September to early November 1832, immediately after Section 84 was received. Would you be able to elaborate on this thought?
- Comment by onewhoiswatching on December 17, 2008 3:19 amOne of the interesting things about prophecy is that virtually ALL prophecies have at least a dual fulfillment… often times they have multiple fulfillments.
For instance, the abomination of desolation that Daniel spoke of has multiple fulfillments. We know that it happened in the Old Testament.
The 1 Maccabees usage of the term points to the actions of Antiochus Epiphanes in the mid-second century BC. Specifically, he set up an altar to Zeus in the Second Temple in Jerusalem, and sacrificed swine on it around the year 167 BC.
In addition to the fulfillment in the Old Testament times, Jesus quoted this prophecy in Mark 13:14 as referring to an event in his “1st century disciples’s” immediate future, the siege of Jerusalem in 70 AD.
when you (1st cent. disciples) see the abomination of desolation standing…then let them that are in Judaea flee unto the mountains”, Mark 13:14 (see also Matthew 24:15)
Few Christians are even familiar with the miraculous events having to do with Pella and how the righteous Saints among the Jews in Jerusalem were able to flee just prior to the destruction of Jerusalem.. (Pella was a type of what will happen in the latter days)
In addition to the two fulfillments that have taken place, we know that there will be a third fulfillment of this ominous prophecy in the end times.
Many prophecy scholars have written about an event in the end time future, “the man of lawlessness”, or the “Antichrist” affirmed by the writings of the Apostle Paul in 2 Thessalonians will take place in a Temple of God
“When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those in the city get out, and let those in the country not enter the city.” Luke 21:20-21 See the latter day version of this prophecy in section 133
Some equate the upcoming event with the prophecy in 2 thes where the “man of sin” the “son of perdition” sits in the Temple of God, claiming to be God. The third fulfillment of the abomination of Desolation is coming up.
The prophecy in Malachi regarding “he shall send Elijah the prophet before the great and dreadful day of the Lord” is another wonderful example of how prophesies have multiple fulfillment.
We know that John the Baptist was a fulfillment of that prophecy when he prepared the way before Christ in the New Testament times, interestingly, he personally fulfilled it again when he revealed the priesthood to Joseph and Oliver during the LDS foundation movement…
but the Inspired version reveals that there was to be an Elias (greek for Elijah) the “preparer” and an Elias the “restorer”. This prophecy will yet be fulfilled again in the end times.
(Joseph Smiths discourse on Elijah, Elias and Messiah alludes to this as well.)
This concept of multiple fulfillments of prophecy is addressed as Christ explained to the Nephites that all of the words that Isaiah spoke “have been and shall be”.
In the case of Isaiah, each of his prophecies has both a “shadow” or “typological” fulfillment as well as a “literal” fulfillment.
When Christ stood before the congregation and quoted the prophecy about declaring the “acceptable day of the Lord” and told them that the prophecy had been fulfilled that day.. they of course considered his declaration blasphemous and rejected him and tried to kill him.
Certainly he was fulfilling the words of Isaiah, and yet, if you read that chapter of Isaiah carefully, in context, the literal fulfillment has reference to the future.
Hence in section 98 we see the Lord bestowing the honor of declaring the acceptable year of the Lord upon Sidney Rigdon..
Did the Spokesman from the loins of Judah fulfill his assignment in the 2nd Watch? Will he or someone else fulfill it again in the 3rd watch? I appears so.
So getting back to Bishop Whitney, he was to warn the inhabitant of these cities of the desolation and of their utter abolishment if they do reject the sound of the gospel.
Certainly he did visit them and warn them. Notice however that the consequences of them rejecting the gospel would be the “desolation and utter abolishment”.
In responding to someone else on my blog regarding evidence #52 that the Marvelous Work was to start at a later time after the foundation work:
“One of the fascinating things is that in some ways there almost appears to be a “time warp” between the 2nd and 3rd watch wherein events simply begin in the 3rd watch where they ended in the 2nd watch…”
I would submit that Bishop Whitney will take up in the 3rd Watch where he left off in the 2nd Watch
Clearly, the inhabitants of New York, Albany and Boston as a whole, rejected the sound of the Gospel. One would ask, why did life go on as usual for these people? Why were they not utter abolished? Why were there no consequences of their rejection of the Gospel?
The commandment given to Bishop Whitney merges into the commandment given to the other Elders being spoken to in this commandment and they are told to go the “notable cities and villages reproving the world in righteousness of all their unrighteous and ungodly deeds setting forth clearly and understandingly the desolation of abomination in the last days.”
Finally this great secret is revealed
“for with YOU saith the Lord Almighty, I will rend their kingdom; I will not only shake there earth, but the starry heavens”
From the infallible word of God we are told that the Lord is going to use the first elders of the last kingdom, to rend the kingdoms of the world!
Did that happen back during the 2nd watch? NO!
Do we believe and worship an impotent God that does not deliver on his unconditional promises? NO!
He has turned his face from us for but a short while just has he did anciently when he cast Israel out if his sight but that will change suddenly.
Verily, the word of the Lord shall be fulfilled when the first laborers in the last kingdom return in their second commission to fulfill their callings.
It is interesting to note that later, in section 103 the Lord promised these elders that if they were obedient, they would, from that very hour, begin to prevail against the Kingdoms of the World but that if they were not obedient, the kingdoms of the world would prevail against them.
Notice the following scripture very carefully because it reveals the current state of the world and the “club”
“But verily I say unto you, that I have decreed a decree which my people shall realize, inasmuch as they hearken from this very hour unto the counsel which I, the Lord their God, shall give unto them. Behold they shall, for I have decreed it, begin to prevail against mine enemies from this very hour. And by hearkening to observe all the words which I, the Lord their God, shall speak unto them, they shall never cease to prevail until the kingdoms of the world are subdued under my feet, and the earth is given unto the saints, to possess it forever and ever. But inasmuch as they keep not my commandments, and hearken not to observe all my words, the kingdoms of the world shall prevail against them.”
Who has prevailed during the last 170 years, the kingdom of the world or the kingdom of God?
Clearly, when the light shines forth among those that sit in darkness, and the Marvelous Word begins and the Dispensation of the Fulness of times come in, Bishop Whitney will return and warn the inhabitants of these cities. Those that repent and flee will be saved, those that don’t will be utterly destroyed.
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- Comment by Rob on August 3, 2009 12:06 amOWIW…I made some comments earlier today on one of your other articles . As I left my computer, one of my Grand kids unpluged me and I can’t find my way back. I told you I’m not so hot with a computer.
I thouroughly enjoy your Love and understanding of the Gospel. For 35 years since finding the Church, I have shared the same Love and enthusiasm that you and your wife do.
I bore my friends and Family so I have pretty much kept to myself all these years .
Your enthusiasm is infectious and I know the Lord must smile everytime you observe a NEW thing.
I wish I had a friend like you for my neighbor.
Anyway, this particular subeject you have commented on here would be an example of applying what I know in regard to viewing the Scriptures from a distance, to give them a broader overview of the whole picture of the Plan of Salvation as it has been progressively reveled since the time of Adam until now.
Revelation as reveled to us in the Scriptures actually takes on the progressive nature of a developing Novel. There is a STORY to the entire gambit of the reveled word of God.
It is very complex in the sense that YOU are able to decern such intricate patterns
of the past to form a picture of the future. This method is not Familar to most who study the Scriptues and would constitute a higher level of interpreting it’s meaning.
What you have created with your observations has elevated your Spiritual perception to the vantage point of climbing to the top of the forest and gazing across the expanse of the trees and being able to descern the BOUNDERIES of the FOREST,(Plan of Salvation). This is a decided advantage over attempting to peer through the FOREST at ground level as most do.
Your view from the top of the Forest would be equivelent to the observations that CAN be made by Watchers on the “2ond Watch”, given the benefit of the knowledge being passed on by the 1st Watch, viewing the Plan from ground level. So we have much to give thanks to them for that.
The three tiered llinear progression of the Doctrine of three watches infers that because we have yet to officially enter the third watch, we are still peering across the tops of the trees in terms of what History has currently reveiled to this point.
The reason our VISION is partially blocked is because to visualize the third and Final element of the Third Watch, the Third element must First be recognized.
So what and where is the THIRD element to be found?
To know what that is and where to find it, you must first recognize the first two elements regarding not Watches, but rather the sole source of the THREE elements of our creation…Everyting revelied to us, in every type and shadowand situation in the lives of the prophets, combine to form a COMPOSITE of those fundemental three elements of creation…The Father , Son & Holy Ghost.
It is common among all of us to sort through the Types found in the Scriptures and assign certain Qualities and roles of the Prophets to mirror as portional types for either the Father or the Son(the first two fundemental elements of the plan of salvation)
But until we understand that the Scriptures are repleat with the Third element of that plan and that his EARTHLY MISSION is as clearly defind as the MISSION of CHRIST, then you won’t know exactly who you are looking at when the opperative of the Third Watch arrives and will still be peering across the tops of the trees.
A fundemental COSMIC VIEW of the FOREST from far above the tree tops, is what is necessary for recognizing Righteousness when he appears. Otherwise , you will only recognize his very familar voice.
The only catch to this occurance and perspective is that only ONE Man will initially be granted that view prior to it’s being reveled to the World.
Then only those who take the “SPIRIT” for thier guide through the troubled times ahead will recognize the VOICE of his Eternal Brother in his own voice …For the Lord will place his Spirit upon his Brother just as his Brother placed his own Spirit upon Christ at his Baptism…What comes around goes around and becomes a reciprocating favor to allow the Mortal Spirit to perfom his mission according to the Lords will and Spirit.
I could spend the next 100 pages identifying the types for the Spirit and his mortal mission to come but I don’t really feel it’s necessary to comment on each of them as I can tell your understanding of decerning types is very well developed.
What I will do is to just give you a list of names to ponder as types for the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The types for Father and Christ are obvious, but I’m including them in the list as a way of comparing thier roles to the roles of the many types of the Spirit.
In this way, the identification of the Spirit through types becomes more clear.
Once you can pick these out, the next step is to organize the composite types to form a mental visual of the ONE MIGHTY and STRONG who IS the ANGEL who STANDS in the Lords PRESENCE, who led the Ancient Israelites to the Borders of the Promised Land in His Antimortal Mission which will again be reinacted in a modern version of the same thing only now he performs it in the flesh… Spiritual existence always preceeds temporal existence, and both missions mirror one another…As ABOVE so BELOW….
The Scriptures are revelied to us in the form of a Novel that happens to be true.
There is a begining , middle and end, where the theme and characters are developed through each suceeding chapter. This is a very indepth and intricate pattern of revelation that is impossible to describe in writing in anything less than the thickness of WAR & PEACE and that would only be sufficient to give a fairly thorough overview.
It’s like playing three dimentional SPIRITUAL CHESS when combing all avalable Scriptures.
This is a difficult task to accomplish on a piece of paper for me, but comes very naturally to my tounge. Something gets lost in the translation from my brain to the pen.
I’m a people person and cannot find much expression in writing. This is why I enjoy your articles so much. I’m ok with reading comprehension . You truely have a much greater gift for expressing yourself in writtng.
See how far I can digress by doing it this way? I just realized I haven’t given you the List of types…so here goes…
Adam-Father, Able-Christ, Enoch-Holy G.
Noah-Father, Shem-Christ, Japeth-Holy G.
Abraham-Father, Issac-Christ, Jacob-Holy G.
Joseph-Christ, Benjimen-Holy G.
Juda-Christ, Ephriam-Holy G.
Moses-Christ, Aaron-Holy G.
Joshua-Christ, Caleb-Holy G.
David-Christ, Johnathan-Holy G.
Elijah-Holy G. Elisha-Christ
Zerubbabel-Christ, Joshua-Holy G.
John the Baptist-Holy G.
Christ-Father, James-Christ, John-Holy G.
Joseph Smith-Christ, Hyram, Oliver, Sidney-Holy G.
One Mighty and Strong-Holy G. Christ-Christ.
Someone-One Mighty and Strong-Father, Sons of One Mighty and Strong-TWO WITNESSES, Two Witnesses to represent Christ and Holy G. under the Direction of thier Father-One Mighty and Strong-Spirit of God.
The list is much larger than this but this is enough to give you the general idea.
The end of the story of the Plan of Salvation is depicted by the Family “IN TYPE” that STARTED this whole thing and will finish it up with a BANG!…What goes around comes around…
In SHORT…The STORY begins with the Father (Adam in type) it progresses to the focal point in the middle of the Story with Christ playing the role of himself and the Story ends with the One (anonymous) Mighty and Strong Spirit in the flesh.
Then the next Book begins with the two Brothers being reunited (JUDA=CHRIST & EPHRIAM=HOLY SPIRIT IN THE FLESH) to work in harmony as Zechariah describes them doing in chapter 6. Just like Moses and Aaron.
Joshua represents the Holy Spirit fulfilling his mortal mission and the Seven pairs of eyes represent the seven Arc angels from Adam on.
The things you mentioned before about Joseph & Company returning on the Third Watch to finnish what they started is only partially correct.
You’ve adopted a correct Doctrinal Stake with which to pitch your tent, but you have placed that Stake a little foward of the position it should be in. They do indeed pick up where they left off , just not quite as soon as you envision nor in the way you have envisoned it.
The First Laborers of the Third Watch come from the Last Laborers of the 2ond Watch being called UP to God (Man child being caught UP to God in REV.)at a particular point in time for the purpose of recieving Great Power and a Comission to return and impliment the the requirements of the Third and Final Watch.
He is followed by the calling UP of 144,000 lucky dudes to recieve like power and commission. They stand upon Mount Zion with the Lamb(Heavenly Father has TWO Lambs represented by the TWO GOATS in the Atonement performed by Aaron.) They return to Earth and all serve as witnesses to the Garbage that has gone on in the Lords Church and help to bring that Garbage to an end. …The STRANGE ACT. This is followed by the Marvelous Work and A Wonder.
OWIW…I wish I could explain more in detail, but what I know is very difficult to put to words because in the transition to understanding the World Below from the Sky ABOVE, it is something that CANNOT be fully explained in words that you would be Familar with.
But this I know, I have already made this transition to Higher understanding in the Visitations and Visions imparted to me 35 years ago.
These Visions are rapidly becoming History as I speak.
Joseph Smith and I have a lot in common when it comes to following a pattern of Visitations and recieving Visions and Revelation.
My life is marked with more of these things than you could imagine.
Afterall, the Mission of the One Mighty & Strong entails the necessity of rather extensive preparation.
What I am telling you is not for public consumption. You can share anything you like with your friends but please don’t post this.
I have searched your Spirit through your writings and find you a Man of charater I can trust.
I tell you these things because I have never come across anyone quite like you in my years of searching and testing the waters of public opinion for the publics comprehension of the REAL Gospel Plan and the nearness of it’s inception to reality.
You have done a wonderfully amazing job of doing exactly what the Lord expected from all his children but got a lousy response from most of them.
I feel to be a STRONG kindred Spirit to your own.
I Love my Father & Brother like no one else alive or dead.
If you should be curious as to what I am like there is a description of the Final Teacher of Righeouness that is contained in the Dead Sea Scrolls.
There is a Man by the name of Bobby Rich who has formed a Portrait of the Final Prophet by the use of the descriptive information in the Scrolls that describe this Final Prophet.
He has only one thing misinterpreted which is only minor. He is very intuitive in his work. He calls himself the ON LIINE PROPHET. GOOGLE…Final Prophet and look for Bobby’s name in the intro. The portrait he describes is near the end of his long post.
The sad thing concerning the useful information that I have picked up while reading, is that with the exception of yourself and very few others in the church, the bulk of good and accurate info is coming from independent religious sources.
That’s a sad commentary regarding the Lords Covenant people who actually hold keys to make it much easier to decipher truth if they were only put to use.
You and some others you communicate with, but especially you, are making our Father very happy and I’m sure you stand to recieve Great rewards in the time to shortly come .
Even though I have traveled a very solitary path through this life in terms of not being able to relate much of anything I know with even Family members, this has not been such a pleasant experience for me.
I cry everyday for this phase of my life to end. The loneliness I feel among those I love most is weighing pretty heavily on me and always has,
I’m sorry for carrying on like this but I have none of my brothers or sisters hear on Earth right now who have an ear to hear.
I’m not sure how you recieve these things, yet I feel because I don’t know you, it won’t hurt me so much.
The pain becomes unbearable at times, and I just find my place where I can speak with my Father and ask him to not wait too much longer.
This has been the most horrible ride you could not imagine.
I’m ready to step beyond this veil of tears and recieve my perspective of it’s eternal purpose in my life.
Soon I hope to meet you. I’m sure it will be after I recieve the promises given to me 35 years ago.
By then it will be a much happier time in my life and I won’t be an emotional drain to those about me anymore.
You are going to be shocked at the IDIOT Heavenly Father has chosen to do his work.
I find myself in disbelief time and again but it’s like a cold that just won’t go away…
At least for this part of my first 55 years of life…this ain’t all that most people must think it’s cracked up to be.
I would have traded my life a thousand times over for a smoother ride through life but I don’t think I would find any takers.
My knowing what I know, is the only thing to bring me to the next day of every day of my long life.
Brighter days are ahead for all of us who have struggled to get through all this and have remained or become true to God.
I feel His promises and visions are very close now and am looking foward to the day I can meet you and your Family. There is so much to say and do.
Keep up the wonderful mind and heart that you pocess. You make your love for our Father very apparent in the things you have to say.
You have certainly brightened my out look during another period of personal trial with my trying to reach the apex of my struggles with my Father and Brother.
Please pray for me, as I’m at the Ford of Jabock in my life and am about to wrestle with my Dad and I’m very frightened.