[I am not providing references to all quotes from the internet in this post… sorry, you will need to do key word searches]
It has now rained off and on for over three weeks where I live and it is supposed to continue right up to the New Moon on June 22nd!
In the 16 years I have lived here I don’t remember this much humidity during such a prolonged time. It reminds me of the prophecies that speak of the rain and storms, literal and figurative that will hit just before the great test hits. Joseph Smith made the following statement. “It is in the order of heavenly things that God should always send a new dispensation into the world when men have apostatized from the truth and lost the priesthood, but when men come out and build upon other men’s foundations, they do it on their own responsibility, without authority from God; and when the floods come and the winds blow, their foundations will be found to be sand, and their whole fabric will crumble to dust.”
At the time of the floods and winds, those who have built their foundations on a sandy foundation will crumble. Joseph Smith seems to be giving one of the signs to look for when it is time for the new dispensation to come in after the existing dispensation has apostatized and lost the fulness of the priesthood.
You may feel like the reference to the time when the floods come and the winds blow is speaking metaphorically, not literally… but I believe it is referring to both. Part of Joseph Smith’s statement was paraphrasing passages from section 90;
“Thus saith the Lord, verily, verily I say unto you my son, thy sins are aforgiven thee, according to thy petition, for thy prayers and the prayers of thy brethren have come up into my ears. Therefore, thou art blessed from henceforth that bear the akeys of the kingdom given unto you; which bkingdom is coming forth for the last time. Verily I say unto you, the keys of this akingdom shall bnever be taken from you, while thou art in the world, neither in the world to come; Nevertheless, through you shall the aoracles be given to another, yea, even unto the church. And all they who receive the aoracles of God, let them beware how they hold them lest they are accounted as a light thing, and are brought under condemnation thereby, and stumble and fall when the storms descend, and the winds blow, and the brains descend, and beat upon their house.” D&C 90: 1-5
Again, you could interpret section 90 as simply speaking metaphorically about when those who have taken treated the scriptures that were brought forth by Joseph Smith as a “light thing” are finally brought under condemnation and stumble and fall during the time of storms, winds and rains. And yet, if you look at this concept of the storms in the context of how Isaiah describes the return of the One Mighty and Strong, the same theme is found in Isaiah as well;
“Behold, the Lord hath a mighty and strong one, which as a atempest of hail and a destroying bstorm, as a flood of mighty waters overflowing, shall cast down to the earth with the hand. The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden under feet… Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a afoundation a bstone, a tried stone, a precious ccorner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste. Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
Anyway, I strongly suspect that wind, rain and storms are signs associated with the great test that accompanies the return of the one mighty and strong. I have no idea as to whether those statements are simply to direct us to the season of the year when rain storms are common, or whether it is revealing to us that there will be an unusual wind and rain storm that will accompany the return of the one mighty and strong and the great test that will accompany it’s return.
What exactly constitutes a sign in the heavens that should be taken seriously? We know that everything that takes place is ultimately done under the direction of God. All things bear witness of him and his mighty works in the earth. What about the lightning that struck that recently struck agraven image of an angel on the top of a building? Is something like that a sign or is it a random event that means nothing? http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_12595131
I believe most of us that are products of latter-day Mormonism, including myself, have no clue what we are to be watching for in the position, phase, color and other aspects of the planets, in fact few of us really think much about how important the positioning of the planets and related signs in the heavens are even though our father Abraham and the righteous Magi at the time of Christ’s birth were master star-gazer, planet watcher, astronomists.
Equinoxes, Solstices and Feast Days
LDS Church history is pregnant with incredible key dates based on Equinoxes, Solstices and Feast Days. One LDS author points out the significance of Joseph Smith birth date and death dates;
“Just as the Savior was born and sacrificed on special Hebrew calendar days, so was the Prophet Joseph Smith. His birth on Monday, 23 December 1805 coincided with the Hebrew day marking the winter solstice, leading to the suggestion that it symbolized the return of the light of the gospel to a dark world.[Note 12] Moreover, Thursday, 27 June 1844, the day on which the Prophet went “like a lamb to the slaughter” (D&C 135:4), was one of four Hebrew “days of atonement.” The Law of Moses actually required priests to sacrifice two lambs every day: one in the morning and one in the afternoon (Num. 28:3-8). Because the Hebrew day begins about sunset, the morning sacrifice was near the meridian of the 24-hour Hebrew day, and the afternoon sacrifice was near the end of the day. The morning sacrifice appears to have represented Jesus Christ, who would come in the meridian of time, and the afternoon lamb might well have symbolized the Prophet Joseph Smith, who came in the latter days and did “more, save Jesus only, for the salvation of men in this world, than any other man that ever lived in it” (D&C 135:3).
He reminds us of Joseph’s prophecy regarding the coming sign of the Son of Man; “The Prophet Joseph Smith described another sign: “[T]hen will appear one grand sign of the Son of Man in heaven. But what will the world do? They will say it is a planet, a comet, etc.” ( Teachings , pp. 286-287). Thus, we should be aware that eclipses and comets are not just random events, but are sometimes given as signs of the times.”
The TIMES of the Signs
To me the importance of specific dates and reoccurring dates falls under the category of astronomy and planet watching since our ability to reckon time is interdependent with the signs in the skies and the various planets that we see and that are currently existing in time rather than in eternity.
Although the article did a good job of pointing out that section 88 speaks of planets and admonishing us to watch them, it did not give any useful information on how or what to watch for.
How does one keep their eyes on the planets?
What are we to be looking for?
Some Christians and Mormons in particular who are watching for signs in the heavens and in the times that are reckoned by the planets, categorically reject any of the signs and or dates that are being identified by the New Age Movement and other aspects of the occult, including hardcore Satanism as being significant to us.
I disagree with this. I think that the forces of light and darkness often celebrate the same signs in the heavens and the same dates although these signs and dates have a very different meaning and significance to the children of light vs the children of darkness.
Years ago I wrote an article showing how the Lord had revealed to Joseph Smith that the appointed date for the redemption of Zion was to be on September 11th 1836. Obviously this date should have great significance to us since God appointed that date for such a great event. (see The Bridegroom Tarried)
When the Saints failed to redeem the land of Jackson county by that appointed date and therefore failed to prepare themselves for their appointed meeting with the Bridegroom, September 11th continued to be a very significant date for the forces of evil.
It is no coincidence that the infamous Mountain Meadows Massacre or the tragedy that took place in 2001 known now as 9/11 both took place on September 11th! (Numerous other events in history that occurred on this date as well.)
The movements in the planets and the various occurring key dates designated by them definitely have significant to the God of this world and our God that reigns in the heavens above. Keep your eye on this date in the future. More key events will undoubtedly happen on this date.
April 6th is another significant reoccurring date. According to Joseph Smith, the birth and crucifixion or resurrection (depending on which account you read) both took place on that date. The legal establishment of the latter day Church and other key historical events also took place on that date.
Is it a coincidence that President Obama chose April 6th in 2009 to announce that America is no longer a Judeo-Christian nation?
New Moons & Full Moons
I am currently studying the “holy order” that was rejected at the time of Moses and how it was re-instituted for a very short time at the time of Joseph Smith. I have mentioned in previous articles how important the new moon is in prophecy. I have pointed out that section 59 was given on a New Moon Sabbath. That section was given after 23 men were given the “High Priesthood” at the Morley Farm and commanded to go to Jackson County to begin the first holy organization pertaining to Gods kingdom on earth.
Shortly after Joseph Smith and many of these 23 men and their missionary companions fulfilled their assignment and began the holy organization in Jackson County, Joseph smith returned from Jackson county with those who had not been commanded to participate in the holy order in that part of the vineyard.
Section 72, which also just happens to fall on a New Moon Sabbath commands Joseph Smith and others of the newly ordained “High Priests” who had not been commanded by revelation to plant themselves in Jackson County, to begin the holy order of consecration in Kirtland.
Is it a coincidence that those two very important revelations pertaining to the holy order and the laying of the foundations of the future Zion just happened to come on New Moon Sabbaths?
Will New Moon Sabbaths play an important role in the future?
“Thus said The ETERNAL CREATOR, ‘The gate of the inner court which faces East shall be closed on the six working days; it shall be opened on the (weekly) Sabbath day, and it shall be opened on the day of the new moon (Ezekiel 46:1
H2320 Chodesh (kho’-desh)- New Moon OR New Month).‘”
I frankly love full moons. I sit and stare at the full moon every chance I get. I feel light and energy coming into my soul when I do that.
Recently I have been reading some interesting articles about the significance of the full moon in prophecy. I had previously discounted it as a significant sign in prophecy since the term does not appear to show up in the King James version of the bible, however, some scholars are claiming that the term “time appointed” is synonymous with “full moon”;
“Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.” But if you look at the Hebrew, which you can check for yourselves at http://www.blueletterbible.org, the word for “in the time appointed” (“kece”) means “full moon.” And the Hebrew word for “on our solemn feast” (“chag”) also refers to the Feast of Tabernacles in the Talmud, 2 Chronicles 5:3 and 1 Kings 8:2.) “take up the song sound the timbrel the melodious lyre and harp blow the horn on the new moon on the full moon for our feast day for it is a law for Israel a ruling of the Mighty One of Jacob” (Psalms 81:3-5 Tanakh)
It is interesting how some other religions put a huge emphasis on the full moon. I found the following about Buddha interesting; “The Buddha was born on a full moon day. His renunciation took place on a full moon day. His Enlightenment, the delivery of His first sermon, His passing away into Nibbana and many other important events associated with His life-span of eighty years, occurred on full moon days.”
Signs during the Foundation Movement
It is interesting how the Saints of the foundation movement were very much aware of the signs around them and in fact were viewing and experiencing amazing signs in the heavens.
There are two instances in particular I am aware of, having to do with amazing signs in the heavens, that took place during the 14 year ministry of Joseph Smith. They took place about 3 ½ years apart.
The first took place in November 13th 1833 and the other took place in 1836
The first one was preceded by a prophecy from the Lords Anointed;
Philo Dibble said:
“On one occasion Joseph [Smith] was preaching in Kirtland sometime in the fall of 1833. Quite a number of persons were present who did not belong to the Church, and one man, more bitter and skeptical than others, made note with pencil and paper of a prophecy uttered on that occasion, wherein Joseph said that ‘Forty days shall not pass, and the stars shall fall from heaven.’ Such an event would certainly be very unusual and improbable to the natural man, and the skeptic wrote the words as a sure evidence to prove Joseph to be a false Prophet.
On the thirty-ninth day after the utterance of that prophecy a man and brother in the Church, by the name of Joseph Hancock…and another brother were out hunting game and got lost. They wandered about until night, when they found themselves at the house of this unbeliever, who exultingly produced this note of Joseph Smith’s prophecy, and asked Brother Hancock what he thought of his Prophet now, that thirty-nine days had passed and the prophecy was not fulfilled.
Brother Hancock was unmoved and quietly remarked, ‘There is one night left of the time, and if Joseph said so, the stars will certainly fall tonight. This prophecy will all be fulfilled.’
The matter weighed upon the mind of Brother Hancock, who watched that night, and it proved to be the historical one, known in all the world as ‘the night of the falling of the stars.’
He stayed that night at the house of the skeptical unbeliever, as it was too far from home to return by night, and in the midst of the falling of the stars he went to the door of his host and called him out to witness what he had thought impossible and the most improbable thing that could happen, especially as that was the last night in which Joseph Smith could be saved from the condemnation of ‘a false prophet’.
The whole heavens were lit up with the falling meteors, and the countenance of the new spectator was plainly seen and closely watched by Brother Hancock, who said that he turned pale as death, and spoke not a word.
After that event the unbeliever sought the company of any Latter-day Saint. He even enticed Mormon children to keep him company at his house. Not long afterwards, too, he sent for Joseph and Hyrum to come to his house, which they did, but with no noticeable results, for I believe he never received the gospel.” (Juvenile Instructor, 27:23, May 1892)
Here is the account of this event given by Parley P Pratt;
Parley P. Pratt wrote:
“About 2:00 the next morning [in November 1833] we were called up by the cry of signs in the heavens. We arose, and to our great astonishment all the firmament seemed enveloped in splendid fireworks, as if every star in the broad expanse had been hurled from its course, and sent lawless through the wilds of ether. Thousands of bright meteors were shooting through space in every direction, with long trains of light following in their course. This lasted for several hours, and was only closed by the dawn of the rising sun. Every heart was filled with joy at this majestic display of signs and wonders, showing the near approach of the coming of the Son of God.” (Autobiography of Parley P. Pratt, 103)
Joseph Smith’s account of this event is as follows;
“November 13 About 4 o clock am I was awakened by Brother Davis knocking at my door and The stars calling on me to arise and behold the signs… I arose and to my great joy beheld the stars fall from heaven like a shower of hailstones a literal fulfillment of the word of God as recorded in the holy Scriptures and a sure sign that the coming of Christ is close at hand.
In the midst of this shower of fire I was led to exclaim How marvelous are Thy works O Lord i thank Thee for Thy mercy unto Thy servant save me in Thy kingdom for Christ’s sake Amen. The appearance of these signs varied in different sections of the country in Zion all heaven seemed enwrapped in splendid fireworks as if every star in the broad expanse had been suddenly hurled from its course and sent lawless through the wilds of ether. Some at times appeared like bright shooting meteors with long trains of light following in their course and in numbers resembled large drops of rain in sunshine. These seemed to vanish when they fell behind the trees or came near the ground. Some of the long trains of light following the meteoric stars were visible for some seconds these streaks would curl and twist up like serpents writhing. The appearance was beautiful grand and sublime beyond description and it seemed as if all the artillery and fireworks of eternity were set in motion to enchant and entertain the Saints and terrify and awe the sinners of the earth. Beautiful and terrific as was the scenery it will not fully compare with the time when the sun shall become black like sack cloth of hair the moon like blood and the stars fall to the earth ((Documentary History of the Church, 1:439 see also Rev vi 13)”
Interestingly, the above mentioned signs in the heavens were later published in the Times and Seasons suggesting that this display may have been either a literal or typological fulfillment of the prophecy of the “falling figs” as contained in Matthew 24;
“The appearance of these signs varied in different sections of the country: in Zion, all heaven seemed enwrapped in splendid fireworks, as if every star in the broad expanse, had been suddenly hurled from its course, and sent lawless through the wilds of ether: some at times, appeared like bright shooting meteors with long trains of light following in their course, and in numbers resembled large drops of rain in sunshine. Some of the long trains of light following the meteoric stars, were visible for some seconds; those streaks would cut and twist up like serpents writhing. The appearance was beautiful, grand and sublime beyond description; as though all the artillery and fire works of eternity were set in motion to enchant and entertain the Saints, and terrify and awe the sinners on the earth. Beautiful and terrific as was the scenery, which might be compared to the falling figs or fruit when the tree is shaken by a mighty wind.” (Times and Seasons, 6:898
The second event having to do with signs in the heavens took place in September of 1836. It was mentioned by Parley P Pratt in his autobiography;
“In July, 1836, while lodging at the house of brother Joseph Fielding, the voice of the Lord came unto me in a dream, saying:
And I answered:
“Here am I;”
for I was in a vision of the Spirit and knew that it was the Lord who spake unto me. And he said:
“When did I ever reveal anything unto you in a dream and it failed to come to pass?”
And I answered:
“go unto this people and cry unto them with a mighty voice that they repent, lest I smite them with a curse and they die; for, notwithstanding the present fruitfulness of the earth, there shall be a famine in the land; and not only a famine for bread, but a famine for the Word of the Lord; for I will call my servants out from their midst and send them to the nations afar off.”
Having heard these words I took courage, and I continued to lift up my voice in the congregations, both in town and country, testifying of the gospel and warning the people of things to come. Many repented and were baptized, while many hardened their hearts and were filled with a contentious and lying spirit. But the Saints were filled with faith, joy, and love; and they met together oft, and had great union and peace, and were happy in the society of each other. In the autumn of the same year — I think in September — I had preached on Sunday in the chapel, on the subject of the coming of the Son of Man and the signs which would precede his coming. I prophesied that they would see signs in the heavens very soon, such as were spoken of by Jesus Christ in the New Testament; and that when they should begin to see them they might know for themselves that His coming was nigh at hand. After thus preaching I returned in the evening to the house of brother and sisters Fielding, at the hour of 9 p.m. ; we sat up for an hour or two conversing on these important things and rejoicing, when, on going out at the door and looking abroad, we beheld a most wonderful scene in the heavens, and, as it continued for some time, we finally went to some of the nearest neighbors and called them out to behold it. A wave of white light extended like a rainbow from east to west over the entire horizon, a little south of the meridian. It was in appearance about twenty feet wide, and seemed agitated in its motions like a wave of the sea; at length it removed like the motions of a great swell of the sea towards the south and disappeared; when lo! another similar light appeared immediately in the place of the former, and, after remaining stationary with agitated motions for some time, it rolled away to the south and disappeared like the former, and was replaced by a third. Thus the
same scene was renewed and continued for hours. We finally all retired to rest, while it yet continued to be exhibited.”
I believe the signs in the heavens shown on these two occasions were very significant signs from God.
I will not go into detail as to their full significance, in fact I am sure I do not comprehend their full significances, however, it is interesting to note that according to the analogy given in the Times and Season referring to the first meteor shower, in context of the three watch doctrine and the understanding that the laying of the foundation in the 1830’s was a preparatory act to be followed by the Marvelous Work just four generations later, it really could have been a fulfillment of the falling fig prophecy in Mathew 24.
Regarding the signs seen in September of 1836 spoken of by Parley P. Pratt, I find his preliminary prophecy that ” there shall be a famine in the land; and not only a famine for bread, but a famine for the Word of the Lord; for I will call my servants out from their midst and send them to the nations afar off” very interesting and profoundly noteworthy.
In previous posts I have spoken about how the gentiles rejected the fullness of the Gospel and failed to redeem Zion by the appointed date of September 11 1836. I have spoken about how the preparatory gospel then went to the Jews.
Notice in the above quote how Parley P. Pratt prophesied not only that signs in the heavens would take place shortly but that they were associated with the act of God withdrawing his servants from the midst of the American Nation by sending them to foreign nations, causing the beginning of the famine of Gods word in the land as prophesied by the Prophet Amos;
“Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a afamine of bread, nor a bthirst for water, but of hearing the cwords of the Lord: And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall arun to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it. In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst. They that aswear by the sin of Samaria, and say, Thy god, O bDan, liveth; and, The manner of Beer-sheba liveth; even they shall fall, and never rise up again.” http://scriptures.lds.org/en/amos/8/11#11
Amos saw that in the latter days God would send a famine of hearing the word of the Lord upon this, e the hypocritical nation of America for rejecting the fulness of the gospel. From other prophecies and statements from Joseph Smith, it is apparent that after the gentile nation rejected the fullness of the gospel, the preparatory gospel was then sent to the outcasts of Israel and the dispersed of Judah scattered among the gentile nations. Shortly after the prophecy and associated signs by Parley P Pratt, section 112 was given declaring that
“darkness covereth the whole earth, and gross darkness the minds of the people, and all flesh has become corrupt before my face”
During the last few years the Saints lived in Kirtland, particularly after they failed to redeem Zion on September 11th 1836, at the appointed time, there was a very gross darkness that overcame the Saints! Many members and even some leaders of the Church apostatized. The Church seemed to be passing through a time of crisis.
“In this state of things,” the Prophet wrote, “God revealed to me that something new must be done for the salvation of His Church.” This “something new” was a revelation to send missionaries to England to preach the gospel. http://22.214.171.124/search?q=cache:HtZCMDAqCMMJ:www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp%3Fvgnextoid%3Dda135f74db46c010VgnVCM1000004d82620aRCRD%26locale%3D0%26sourceId%3D1028b00367c45110VgnVCM100000176f620a____%26hideNav%3D1%26contentLocale%3D0+%22something+new+must+be+done+for+the+salvation%22&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us It is interesting to me that the two grand signs that shown in the heavens during Joseph Smiths ministry seem to happen just as the Saints are getting expelled from Jackson and just as they are failing to meet the appointed time for the redemption of Zion.
So what about the signs in the heavens in modern times?
As mentioned earlier, I think we can learn from those who are watching the planets even if they are not Latter day Saints.
I have previously given multiple scriptural reasons why 2009 is the huge transitional year when great things are going to happen. It is very possibly the year that the Marvelous Work and a Wonder begins.
Perhaps it has already begun.
I am reminded of the Saviors declaration that one cannot even see the Kingdom of God until AFTER they have been born again;
“Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be aborn
bagain, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Indeed, only those born of the spirit will see the kingdom of God coming!
If in fact non-Christians and those involved in the occult also often times identify the same signs and dates as being significant, even if for other reasons, it seems worthwhile to me, to see if those in the new age movement and the occult also view 2009 as being a significant year. Do they see signs in the planets that might set this year apart?
You might find it interesting to know that about four decades ago a popular song was written that possibly identifies the year 2009 as the year that a new age would be ushered in based on the signs in the heavens.
Perhaps some clues are in “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In” a song sung in 1969 by The 5th Dimension which was written for the musical ‘Hair’. The single held the number one position on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks and was certified Platinum. The song listed at #57 on Billboard’s Greatest Songs of all time.
The song was based on the astrological belief that the world would be entering the Age of Aquarius, an age of love, light and humanity, unlike the then current Age of Pisces. This change was presumed by some, to occur sometime close to the end of the 20th century, however astrology is not an exact science and major astrologers differ over this.
It is claimed by some that the song was inspired in part by a Nostradamus prophecy:
‘Mars and Jupiter will be in conjunction, Soon after a new king anointed Who for a long time will bring peace to the Earth.’ (Nostradamus Prophecies C6 Quatrain 24)
Here are some of the words of the song;
“When the Moon is in the 7th house, and Jupiter aligns with Mars, then peace will guide the planets and love will steer the stars. This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius The Age of Aquarius Aquarius! Aquarius!”
Apparently some astrologers believe that 2009 is the target year to begin the Age of Aquarius. The events in the transition to the Aquarian Age, according to some astrologer include:
) The Feb 17 th stellium in Aquarius, ‘Jupiter aligns with Mars’
2) Simultaneous Spring Equinox on Earth, Saturn and Uranus
3) New Venus Mar 27, ‘Morning Starshine’ beginning April 1st
4) The ‘most powerful solar eclipse of the century’ on July 22nd
5) The heliacal rising of Sirius, Venus and Orion in mid-August
6) The Saturn Ring Plane Crossing / Saturn Equinox on Sept 4 7)
The appearance of the 7 th Moon in the 7 th House Sept 19 – 20 According to some planet watchers associated with the belief that the age of Aquarius is being ushered in, the last time Spring Equinox happened on Saturn and Uranus at the same time was over 2500 years ago!
They claim this is particularly meaningful at this time because Saturn and Uranus are the planetary rulers of Aquarius, the New Age we are now supposedly entering. Also, Saturn and Uranus will be in an opposition tango all this year while their equatorial planes align with each other, with the Sun and the Earth they tell us! This dynamic opposition alternately highlights and eliminates the rigid forms of the past while building anew the forms of the future world.
The Aquarian Equinox continues while Saturn and Uranus align throughout 2009. Another comment I found on the net is as follows;
“On February 17th 2009 the Moon appeared in the 7th House as mars and Jupiter were conjunct in Aquarius with the north node, a symbol of our evolutionary direction. Five planets and the Sun gathered in Aquarius for this new world beginning. In addition, Mercury in Aquarius was in ‘mutual reception’ with Saturn in Virgo while Neptune in Aquarius was in mutual reception with Uranus in Pisces so the energies of the twin rulers of Aquarius were drawn into the mix. The February gathering of planets in Aquarius signaled the beginning of a New Age that begins to flower as Venus rises before the Sun.”
I am frankly clueless as to what any of the above alignments of the planets and astrology chat means.
Notice how in the listing of astrological events mentioned above involves the 7th moon in the 7th house which possibly takes place September 19-20 2009. This is very close to and brings up another important reoccurring date in LDS church History.
“…on the evening of the above-mentioned twenty-first of September, after I had retired to my bed for the night, I betook myself to prayer and supplication to Almighty God for forgiveness of all my sins and follies, and also for the manifestation to me, that I might know of my state and standing before him; for I had full confidence in obtaining a divine manifestation, as I previously had one.”
It was on the evening of September 21st and the morning of September 22nd that Joseph Smith had a three visitations from the Angel Moroni.
When he attempted to retrieve the plates after the first visit he was told;
“the time for bringing them forth had not yet arrived, neither would it until four years from that time. But he told me I should come to that place precisely in one year from that time, and that he would there meet with me…”
This visit from Moroni happened four years in a row on the same date! (Is it a coincidence that section 84 was also given on that date?)
The declaration that the time for bringing forth the plates had not yet come and would not come for four more years is an incredible insight and testimony to the exact time line of God. Everything is exact in his time line of events.
For an incredibly insightful read pertaining to the significance of the September dates associated with the receipt of the plates as they pertain to the “Feast of Trumpets” I highly recommend the following article by Lenet Hadley Read. (http://mi.byu.edu/publications/jbms/?vol=2&num=2&id=35 )
The alignment of Jupiter is of significance also in light of the fact that Joseph Smith wore a Jupiter Talisman and believed that Jupiter was a very important sign having to do with his mission.
It is interesting to me that many of the dates, time lines and astrological signs in the skies have as much significance to those involved in witchcraft and the occult as to the children of light.
I have spoken in a previous past about how the scriptures identify America and her leaders, in the end times, as being heavily involved in witchcraft and the occult.
It is no secret that the Reagans and others who have inhabited the Whitehouse and other political positions were up to their eyeballs in superstition the occult and astrology.
Recently there have been some who have keyed in on an interesting recent statement made by President Obama, which was given in jest;
“I would like to talk about what my administration plans to achieve in the next 100 days. During the second 100 days, we will design, build and open a library dedicated to my first 100 days. I believe that my next 100 days will be so successful, that I will complete them in 72 days – and on the 73rd day I will rest.”
According to one observer;
” The inference of deity here is obvious, but why the 73rd day? The 100th day of Obama was April 29th, 2009. Seventy-two days added to that brings us to July 10th, 2009. Obama intends to rest from his creative labors on Saturday, July 11th…. What is this man planning? Time will tell! It is also interesting to note that on March 31st, 2009, the Traverse City Record-Eagle reported a story out of Washington stating that a new $3.5 billion laser has just been completed and is now ready for use. The word laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. This laser was developed by the National Ignition Facility of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. This laser is capable of simulating the energy force of a hydrogen bomb and the sun itself! (5) I am reminded of Revelation 13:13, regarding the second beast, which reads as follows: “And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.”
Some are calculating July 10th as the beginning of the 3 ½ year period leading up to the end of the world as we know it according to the Myan calendar which they calculate to be December 3 2011; “Three and a half years (3.5 x 360, or 1260) days after summer
solstice 2008 is 3 December 2011, not winter solstice 2012 (p.329), and it seems to have been this timing that led to the placing of 2008 as the impact of Leviathan, working back from 2012; working back from the winter solstice of 2012, would put the impact at 10 July 2009.”
[Editorial Note: It is now confirmed that Obama will be meeting with the Pope on July 10th http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/jun/09062315.html ]
Speaking of signs in July, here is an interesting blurb about a new book that points out that we have a triple eclipse coming up;
“The book titled `Will History Repeat Itself? Triple Eclipse of July 2009. Ominous? Promising?’ takes a look at the possibilities that could follow astronomical event of a lunar eclipse on July 7, 2009 followed by a solar eclipse on July 22, 2009 and another lunar eclipse on August 6, 2009.
Talking to media, the authors DK Hari and D Hema Hari, a couple, founders of Bharath Gyan (that attempts to collate and disseminate information on India over the ages) said “The first recorded triple eclipse in 3067 BCE (Before the Common Era) coincided with the Kurukhshetra war”.
“Another triple eclipse in 3031 BCE coincided with the destruction of the ancient city of Dwarka. More recently, the first half of the 20th century saw the occurrence of a series of triple eclipse between 1910 and 1945, which coincided with the World Wars I and II, the holocaust and the nuclear bombings in Japan”, said Hari.”
Others however who believe that the Mayan Calendar is pointing to December 21, 2012 as the time of the end are targeting June of 2009 as the beginning of a significant 3 ½ year period’
” In the above it is said that the judgment is over as Saturn rises on December 21, 2012. There is another option. One of the ancient documents suggests there is to be three and a half years of “tribulation.” This would be the period of judgment. For this to be over on December 21, 2012, the tribulation needs to start in June of 2009″.
Another interesting observation pertaining to July of 2009 is the solar eclipse that is scheduled to take place on July 22nd;
“The solar eclipse that will take place on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 will be a total eclipse of the Sun with a magnitude of 1.080 that will be visible from a narrow corridor through northern India, eastern Nepal, northern Bangladesh, Bhutan, the northern tip of Myanmar, central China and the Pacific Ocean, including the Ryukyu Islands, Marshall Islands and Kiribati. Totality will be visible in many cities such as Surat, Varanasi, Patna, Thimphu, Chengdu, Chongqing, Wuhan, Hangzhou and Shanghai, as well as over the Three Gorges Dam. A partial eclipse will be seen from the much broader path of the Moon‘s penumbra, including most of South East Asia and north-eastern Oceania. This solar eclipse is the longest total solar eclipse that will occur in the twenty-first century, and will not be surpassed in duration until June 13, 2132. Totality will last for up to 6 minutes and 39 seconds, with the maximum eclipse occurring in the ocean at 02:35:21 UTC about 100 km south of the Bonin Islands, southeast of Japan. The North Iwo Jima island is the landmass with totality time closest to maximum.”
[editorial note and update: Over 2000 members — the political, corporate, cultural and military elite of the world — will be gathered for Satanic rituals, possibly including human ritual sacrifice. They have been meeting here since the 1880’s.
According to “Treee,” a young Las Vegas woman who claims to have contacts inside the secretive club, a ritual sacrifice of Mary Magdalene takes place Tuesday July 21; and the ritual sacrifice of Jesus Christ takes place Wednesday, July 22.
A corresponding D&C date would be July 23 which is the date that section 112 came on, warning of the time when the wrath of god would begin at his house]
I have rambled now long enough… Is any of the above information accurate or relevant?
Possibly.. but only to those who are being led by the spirit and are watching.
They say that “liars figure, but figures never lie.” It is not my intent to pass on lies as if they are truth. I am only watching and observing and trying to understand how to watch and understand the significance of the planets and the associated signs in the skies. As a watcher, that is what I do, I am always watching and figuring, I openly acknowledge I am not speaking as a prophet, I am simply trying to pay attention and understand to the best of my ability what many of the past and future signs mean… and which ones are important. I am making no predictions and telling no lies.…