The CURSE and the CALAMITY Part Two

To summarize part one of this series, I believe the CURSE that goes forth and eventually devours the earth and makes it desolate, spoken of by Isaiah in chapter 24 may be related to the gulf of Mexico crisis.

I also believe that the curse spoken of by Isaiah and Malachi is what D&C 1:17 refers to as the CALAMITY that comes upon the inhabitants of the earth!

The curse, according to Isaiah is caused as a result of the everlasting covenant previously being broken by Gods people.

It is only because of an intercessory offering, that the curse (which very possibly began to go forth four generations ago) was stopped and delayed until our generation.

Why do I believe this sign of the curse going forth is so important if indeed my speculation on these issues is correct?

Because-

  1. This calamity/curse verifies that the Marvelous Work is about to begin and the servants are about to show up and Zion is about to be redeemed. Hence we have entered or are in the process of entering into the time spoken of as Jacobs trouble.
  2. This calamity/curse verifies that the everlasting covenant spoken of by Isaiah has already been broken by the restored church and that the covenant breach must be restored again so that after the wicked are removed from the holy places of gathering, the waste places may be inhabited again by God’s people as spoken in Isaiah 58. It also refers to the time when the Zion will put on her strength and be restored to the power she has lost.
  3. This calamity/curse also provides perhaps one of the most powerful witnesses that the doctrine of the three watches is true and that there needs to be a third watch, or, DISPENSATION, besides the dispensation of the last times, even the dispensation of the fulness of times.

There are lots of conflicting reports and misinformation and disinformation regarding the current status of the crisis in the gulf.

Some reports are optimistic about the new temporary cap, most are realistic about the fact that the integrity of the well casing has been seriously compromised… the major problem now is not even located at the well head. It is all the leaks along the bottom of the sea bed that are leaking crude, methane, benzene, etc. that pose an astronomical problem and that many feel that no human technology can adequately address.

Add to that the corexit (dispersant) that many feel is four times more toxic than the oil and gases coming out of the gulf, which appear to be causing some forms of sea life and some cases of humans to become sick and hemorrhage internally.

For those who have been getting their information from the main stream media and from the statements of government and BP officials, I highly encourage you to check out alternate news sites to get a little closer to the truth.

Interestingly, one of the most informed and knowledgeable people on the topic of the gulf disaster just happens to be LDS, or at least he grew up in Utah in an LDS home. I don’t know what is current religious status is.

He since became a major player in the oil industry. His name is Matthew Simmons

Matt Simmons is the long-time oil financier who has been an outspoken critic of how the Gulf crisis is being handled. (I think he is the son of Roy Simmons of the Zions Bank, banking family)

He has been saying that the real serious problem is not what is being reported in the main stream media or what we’ve been seeing on the video cameras provided by BP, but rather a leak or leaks that are coming directly from the ocean floor about 10 kilometers from the well..

Although many have been skeptical about some of his claims, both BP and the government have recently begun to confirm some of what he has been saying all along.

“This is NOT good! As far as I know no technology exists that can seal a leak that’s coming directly from the ocean floor. We really may not be out of the woods yet on this thing.”

Here is a segment of an interview that he did-

SIMMONS: …when you look at the riser [on the live BP video], you realize that you’re looking at a twenty-one-and-a-half inch circumference riser, and there looks like somewhere between a six and seven inch rip on the top. So the stuff coming out — it looks like a lot, but I actually saw a white fish go through it and come out white. So I said, this isn’t the same as this brown, gooey, orange stuff that they found in the plume seven miles away. And I still believe that what happened is that the riser blew off the wellhead, and it’s hooked onto the rig; so you’ve got a mile of oil inside that that’s pretty light concentrate. So that’s what they’re actually trying to get out. So it’s not sure that — luckily they placed the top kill correctly. But now they have to see if it will take mud. It probably will take mud. But then they shouldn’t delude themselves that they’ve stopped the spill; they should now go and say, ‘Let’s figure out what the plume was all about,’ because if THAT’S the hole, and the casing blew out, we have an enormous problem.

RATIGAN: …so you’re saying that the video we’re all now looking at right now is not the only leak, is that what you’re saying?

SIMMONS: That’s a tiny leak, and what the scientists are saying watching this stain spread — it’s now bigger, I gather, than Maryland and Delaware, and several hundred feet thick, and it’s gooey stuff — that’s NOT coming out of there; they think that it’s flowing at 120,000 barrels a day. It would almost have to be that big to flow that wide.

RATIGAN: And where do you believe the second outlet is relative to what we’re seeing on the video, Matt?

SIMMONS: What the research vessel found a week ago Sunday [referring to news reports of May 16, 2010] was this giant plume about six miles away, and then this huge layer of goo on the ocean floor… that’s almost certain- I mean, maybe it’s a natural fracture — I think that’s where the wellhead is.

The link below is a very interesting recent three part interview with Simmons-

Tin it he speaks of the Big Lie and how BP has been involved in a cover up and he refers to this as the largest global calamity in history as well as the greatest cover up in history…. He charactorizes it as a crime against the planet that rivals ww two, he explains how a relief well cannot work without casing… and there is not casing… he speaks about how the only possible solution is a detonation. It has now been 90 days since 100,000 barrels a day is flowing into the sea, the gaping whole in the sea bed is completely different than the small well casing that everyone if focusing on and how lethal the toxic gases are that are being emitted

Also, this is a recent Simmons interview- click on the MP3 button after clicking on this link

Here is another incredible interview with matt since the previous interview

BP has confirmed that there is an oil leak on the sea floor several miles away from the Deepwater Horizon’s damaged blowout preventer. The undisclosed specific location of the sub- sea leak is reported to be billowing oil and deadly methane gas.

BP is now admitting that there is seeping on the ocean floor in other places and saying it may not be caused from their well.

The Drudge Report has now cited an article indicating that the gulf is emitting methane which is a million times higher than normal.

Scientists are now puzzled as to why the pressure measured at the well cap is lower than expected. They fear the worst case scenario — oil leaking into the bedrock surrounding the well, making the seabed unstable.

There are some reports saying that the military has removed all ships from the gulf and all major assets in the gulf states have been moved at least 100 miles inland.

Other reports claim that not only dolphans, but people involved in the clean up are hemmoraging internally as a result of the toxic dispersant that BP insists on continuing to use-

we have dolphins that are hemorrhaging. People who work near it are hemorrhaging internally. And that’s what dispersants are supposed to do… Congressman Markey and Nadler, as well as Senator Mikulski, have been heroes… Mark Kaufman, EPA whistleblower, Democracy Now!”

Poisoning millions of people

In its report, EPA Whistleblower Accuses Agency of Covering Up Effects of Dispersant in BP Oil Spill Cleanup, Democracy Now! states that “many lawmakers and advocacy groups say the Obama administration is not being candid about the lethal effects of dispersants,” so Amy Goodman interviewed Hugh Kaufman, a senior policy analyst at the EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response and a leading critic of the decision to use Corexit” who disclosed how the officials are lying about many things related to the catastrophe poisoning “millions of people.” (Listen: Real Audio Strea or MP3 Download)

The rushed transcript includes Kaufman saying, “And I think the media now has to follow the money, just as they did in Watergate, and tell the American people who’s getting money for poisoning the millions of people in the Gulf. (Emphasis added)

Yet other reports are claiming that the government has made plans for the evacuation of some 20 million people that live in the Gulf States once the desolating sickness from the gulf begins to wreak havoc. (possibly complicated and spread by a hurricane)

I have seen some interesting reports that indicate that upper level management at BP had been previously been warned by scientists that they should not drill where the current calamity is taking place. Research had already been done, previous to the drilling of the well, which showed that the high pressure oil volcano would erupt if they did.

Other reports indicate that President Obama has turned down many many offers of help from other countries who have offered man power, physical assets and technology to help clean up the oil.

Many believe that BP is not making a serious effort to clean up the gulf, either because they feel the effort would be futile or because the devastation taking place has been planned.

Ex-president Clinton and others including Simmons have intimated that a nuclear detonation is the only way to seal off the leaks to contain the oil gusher… although many, including Simmons, claim that a nuclear detonation is safe, there is a curious prophecy, pointed out to me by a friend, that might apply to the real use behind such an explosion-

The Book of Joseph 3:4-5 “Behold [knowledge] shall increase in the latter time. And men shall make weapons of war; yea, even terrible weapons which shall touch the power of the Most High. The Seed of Jacob shall believe a lie, wherein the terrible weapons shall be for the protection of their lands. And wo unto them for the people shall be deceived..

Could it possibly be that the use of a nuclear detonation under the guise of protecting the lands of America from this oil gusher could actually be used to destroy and collapse the ocean floor and create an astronomical catastrophe?

Some conspiracy theorists are convinced that this is an intentional act of war (perhaps by a worldwide secret combination) and that the events that are transpiring before our very eyes are part of a plan to destroy and enslave the people of America and bring some to destruction and others into total submission.

The article in this link provides evidence that BP has been paying scientists to keep their research from the public

It is very ironic that BRITISH petroleum is behind this catastrophe. How odd that remnants of the gentiles initially left England to get away from oppression only to be oppressed in secret ways from that time until the present, ultimately resulting in this crisis.

A look at who owns stock in BP is revealing, yet, the deeper part of the story is that those in whose hearts Satan reigns ultimately take their  orders from corporations and governments that to the bidding of the Crown and the Crown takes it orders from the Vatican.

As you all know, I have never heard a conspiracy theory I didn’t absolutely love! LOL

The storyline being presented above suggests perhaps the mother of all conspiracy theories nevertheless, I am not providing much documentation about any of the things mentioned above because at this point, I don’t feel a need to try to convince anyone of my general premise.

I am simply documenting from a scriptural point of view why I feel that the disaster in the gulf represents, at least in part, the beginning of the going forth of the curse spoken of in Isaiah and Malachi as well as the worldwide calamity mentioned in section one.

My goal is simply to document what scripture tells us about these events that are unfolding before our eyes.

We can look back at these statements at some point in the future and people will be able to see that my speculations were wrong or that these contentions were correct.

Now then, for the scriptural meat in part two of this series on the curse and calamity in the gulf of Mexico-

I want to look at the gulf crisis today through a different lens of prophetic utterances in the Book of Mormon.

The passages of prophecy that I am going to address are probably considered by most gospel scholars to be non-literal.

I suspect they consider them to be an ALLEGORY.

An allegory is an abstract representation of principals or ideas through the use of characters, figures or events. It is an extended metaphor, especially a story in which fictional characters and actions are used to understand and express aspects of concepts relating to human existence. It is a figurative mode of representation conveying meaning other than the literal. Allegory communicates its message by means of symbolic figures

Having reviewed what an allegory is, I am now going to address a prophecy that I have always considered to be an allegory until just a few short months ago.

The PIT that is digged for the destruction of men by the great and abominable church

I am referring to the passages of scripture that foretell about the GREAT PIT that is dug by the great and abominable church for the destruction of Gods people.

According to prophecy, the pit is dug BEFORE the marvelous work and a wonder goes forth!

scripture informs us that eventually the Lord turns the tables on the great church and they end up falling into the great pit that they had dug.

Can you imagine anything more ridiculous that to believe that a literal, physical pit could ever be large enough to destroy Gods people… or big enough for the church of the devil to fall into?

Laughable right?

Perhaps…

But perhaps not.

Lets take a look at two separate prophetic passages that speak literally of a pit that is digged as a preparatory and preliminary event to the marvelous work and a wonder.

1st Nephi 14 The Marvelous Work and the Pit

Notice the literal context laid out in the beginning of the chapter-

1 And it shall come to pass, that if the Gentiles shall hearken unto the Lamb of God in that day that he shall manifest himself unto them in word, and also in power, in very deed, unto the taking away of their stumbling blocks—

2 And harden not their hearts against the Lamb of God, they shall be numbered among the seed of thy father; yea, they shall be numbered among the house of Israel; and they shall be a blessed people upon the promised land forever; they shall be no more brought down into captivity; and the house of Israel shall no more be confounded.

That is pretty straight forward… and literal right?

Chapter 14 is a prophecy about a literal event that is going to take place in the latter days.

We know, from previous discussions that the foundation work of the 1800’s was not a time of POWER… only a time of the coming forth of Gods WORD.

In the third watch, God will manifest himself in both WORD and POWER.

The time is going to come when God will take away the stumbling blocks of the gentiles and the repentant among them that do not harden their hearts against the Lamb of God will be numbered among the seed of the house of Israel and they will be blessed upon the land of promise forever.

But look at the rest of the passage, there is nothing to indicate that all of the sudden the prophesy is changing into an allegory and no longer being literal!

3 And that great pit, which hath been digged for them by that great and abominable church, which was founded by the devil and his children, that he might lead away the souls of men down to hell—yea, that great pit which hath been digged for the destruction of men shall be filled by those who digged it, unto their utter destruction, saith the Lamb of God; not the destruction of the soul, save it be the casting of it into that hell which hath no end.

4 For behold, this is according to the captivity of the devil, and also according to the justice of God, upon all those who will work wickedness and abomination before him.

This is really quite astounding.

If we simply take the second part of this passage of prophecy to be literal like unto the first part of the prophecy, then we are led to believe that the great church of the devil will literally dig a literal whole in the earth for the purposes of destroying the saints of God and perhaps even mankind.

Remember some of the previous posts and other articles about the Denver airport, the seed vault, and the many underground places of refuge that the elite have built so that they can hide from the tribulation while the inhabitants of the earth are destroyed?

Can it really be possible that the secret combination is that sinister that they are attempting to destroy mankind from off the face of the earth?

Now look at verse seven

For the time cometh, saith the Lamb of God, that I will work a great and a marvelous work among the children of men; a work which shall be everlasting, either on the one hand or on the other—either to the convincing of them unto peace and life eternal, or unto the deliverance of them to the hardness of their hearts and the blindness of their minds unto their being brought down into captivity, and also into destruction, both temporally and spiritually, according to the captivity of the devil, of which I have spoken.

The marvelous work is not just about the spiritual separation between those who accept the gospel and those who don’t… it is about the literal, temporal, captivity and eventual destruction of those who are not convinced because of the hardness of their hearts!

Notice in verse13 how the great mother of abomination gathers multitudes from all nations to fight against the lamb of God!

And it came to pass that I beheld that the great mother of abominations did gather together multitudes upon the face of all the earth, among all the nations of the Gentiles, to fight against the Lamb of God.

And it came to pass that I, Nephi, beheld the power of the Lamb of God, that it descended upon the saints of the church of the Lamb, and upon the covenant people of the Lord, who were scattered upon all the face of the earth; and they were armed with righteousness and with the power of God in great glory.

Lets take another look at a passage from the controversial Book of Joseph to see a possible correlating scripture pertaining to the gathering of the wicked to make war against the Lord-

The Book of Joseph 3:6 “And the Lord showed Jacob a vision, and said: behold, the mighty men of the earth shall lay an awful scheme by the word of their god, that they should destroy the Lord when he shall visit men at the appointed time when he shall reward the sons of men according to their works.

And all nations shall gather in the heart of the earth [Jackson county?] to make war with the Lord, even the almighty king of heaven and earth.

Wo, wo wo unto the chief princes of the earth, even unto the seed of Dan, who hath made gold their god and a lie their refuge. Who have said among themselves: the Lord is no god wherein we should fear him, for by our mighty power have we become gods ourselves and have spread abroad ourselves over all the earth. yet shall they be judged and cut off from among the sons of Jacob.

Thus sayeth the Lord: the wicked plot in vain. And they shall drink from the cup of vanity which they have grasped: for the Lord himself shall utterly destroy them all by the brightness of his terrible presence. And lo, those who plot in vain have over him a king; even he whose name is the liar from the beginning…”

Not only does this agree with the BofM about the wicked gathering to make war against Christ, it seems to imply that the wicked already know when the appointed time of his arrival is and they are already devising their strategy to use their weaponry to destroy him and his people!

Remarkable!

Now lets look at how the 22nd chapter of 1st Nephi picks up on the PIT storyline without skipping a beat and again, there is no indication that the story about the pit is any less literal than everything else being spoken of-

10 And I would, my brethren, that ye should know that all the kindreds of the earth cannot be blessed unless he shall make bare his arm in the eyes of the nations.

11 Wherefore, the Lord God will proceed to make bare his arm in the eyes of all the nations, in bringing about his covenants and his gospel unto those who are of the house of Israel.

12 Wherefore, he will bring them again out of captivity, and they shall be gathered together to the lands of their inheritance; and they shall be brought out of obscurity and out of darkness; and they shall know that the Lord is their Savior and their Redeemer, the Mighty One of Israel.

13 And the blood of that great and abominable church, which is the whore of all the earth, shall turn upon their own heads; for they shall war among themselves, and the sword of their own hands shall fall upon their own heads, and they shall be drunken with their own blood.

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

15 For behold, saith the prophet, the time cometh speedily that Satan shall have no more power over the hearts of the children of men; for the day soon cometh that all the proud and they who do wickedly shall be as stubble; and the day cometh that they must be burned.

16 For the time soon cometh that the fulness of the wrath of God shall be poured out upon all the children of men; for he will not suffer that the wicked shall destroy the righteous.

17 Wherefore, he will preserve the righteous by his power, even if it so be that the fulness of his wrath must come, and the righteous be preserved, even unto the destruction of their enemies by fire. Wherefore, the righteous need not fear; for thus saith the prophet, they shall be saved, even if it so be as by fire.

18 Behold, my brethren, I say unto you, that these things must shortly come; yea, even blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke must come; and it must needs be upon the face of this earth; and it cometh unto men according to the flesh if it so be that they will harden their hearts against the Holy One of Israel.

19 For behold, the righteous shall not perish; for the time surely must come that all they who fight against Zion shall be cut off.

Do a key word search on obscurity and darkness. This is the time, according to section one, that the only true and living church comes forth! That is correct, the living church that is mentioned in D&C 1: 30 is speaking of a ZION CHURCH! It is not referring to the 2nd watch, it is referring to the third watch!

Compare the following passes from section one and 1st Nephi 22. They are both speaking about the time when the only true church comes forth as the LIVING church. In other words, the church is actually living gospel law, living consecration, establishing Zion, experiencing the full baptism of water, fire and holy ghost!

Lets look at the two passages of scripture and how they are speaking about the same event in the 3rd watch-

1 Nephi 22

10 And I would, my brethren, that ye should know that all the kindreds of the earth cannot be blessed unless he shall make bare his arm in the eyes of the nations.

11 Wherefore, the Lord God will proceed to make bare his arm in the eyes of all the nations, in bringing about his covenants and his gospel unto those who are of the house of Israel.

12 Wherefore, he will bring them again out of captivity, and they shall be gathered together to the lands of their inheritance; and they shall be brought out of obscurity and out of darkness; and they shall know that the Lord is their Savior and their Redeemer, the Mighty One of Israel.

D&C 1:30

29 And after having received the record of the Nephites, yea, even my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., might have power to translate through the mercy of God, by the power of God, the Book of Mormon.

30 And also those to whom these commandments were given, might have power to lay the foundation of this church, and to bring it forth [at a future time] out of obscurity and out of darkness, the only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth, with which I, the Lord, am well pleased, speaking unto the church collectively and not individually—

Both passages of scripture are speaking of the 3rd watch when the servants unite all of the believing remnants of Israel into the LIVING CHURCH when Zion is redeemed!

Now, to wrap things up-

Both 1st Nephi 14 & 22 appear to speak about the digging of a huge pit as a literal event.

I believe the pit that has been digged by the great church may just have something to do with the curse that is going forth.

It just may have to do with the great calamity that is to be taking place when the servants return.

And it may just have to do with the calamity taking place in the Gulf of Mexico.

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2 Responses to The CURSE and the CALAMITY Part Two

  1. Me thinks you are right.

    Ezekiel, Jeremiah and Isaiah all seem to think that the earth is about ready to go through a huge population reduction.

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