I am going to take a small intermission from the current series about the promises relative to Hyrum Smith and the “office of Priesthood and Patriarch” as recorded in section 124. However this new series about the proclamation that is about to go forth in the world, interrelates to that series as it also has to do with narratives found in section 124.
The series about the “office of Priesthood and Patriarch” I have been doing has to do with using section 124 to gain a better understanding of priesthood, the patriarchal authority by which the latter day kingdom of Israel has been re-established, and the true history of the LDS restoration movement.
This particular series about the “proclamation” that will be going out to the “Kings of the world” will draw from section 124 to gain a better understanding of the prophetic future which is upon us.
In this new series I am going to address what I refer to as the “president elect prophecy“.
Is it a Sign?
A few months ago I was driving down I-15 on my way to Salt Lake when my eye caught the following bill board on the side of the freeway-
What a coincidence I thought to myself. Here we are, probably just spitting distance away from the literal fulfillment of the President Elect Prophecy in section 124, and some advertising firm has taken it upon themselves to educate the public about who President William Harrison was!
When curious motorists visit the website, www.9thpresident.com they see the following-
It then provides some very interesting trivia about the life and legacy of President Harrison. Of course it was President Harrison that was the president elect at the time that section 124 was given and therefore he is the person that the saints living at that time, as well as LDS historians and scholars, assume that the Lord was speaking about.
However that is not the case as we shall see as we begin dissecting this amazing revelation with the help of keyword scripture crunching technology. The prophecy is referring to a president elect living four generations later, during the 3rd watch. If is very likely referring to this upcoming election. In which case, astounding things will be happening during the next 12 months.
Let us begin dissecting selected passages contained in section 124 for a better understanding of one of the most exquisite prophecies contained in modern revelation-
1 Verily, thus saith the Lord unto you, my servant Joseph Smith, I am well pleased with your offering and acknowledgments, which you have made; for unto this end have I raised you up, that I might show forth my wisdom through the weak things of the earth.
I have previously commented on verse one and how it is obviously making reference to Joseph Smith’s atonement scapegoat intercession in behalf of latter day Israel. Joseph Smith, is mentioned multiple times in scripture as the latter day one who is like Moses. Like Moses, he intervened on behalf of apostate latter day Israel and offered himself as an atonement offering.
It is only because of Joseph’s intercession that the latter day saints were not wiped off the face of the earth after they broke the everlasting covenant. Isaiah was clearly referring to the latter day saints when he made the following prophetic observations-
“The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.” (Isa 24:5)
The earth has been defiled as a result of the saints failure to live the laws of the fulness of the gospel. The infamous 9/11 strike on America happened 160 years (four Biblical generations) from the time that the church was rejected with their dead. It is also at this appointed time that serious defilement in the earth began to emerge.
Because of the rejection of the fulness of the gospel, the fulness of the priesthood was taken from the saints.
Section 124 makes it clear that the fulness of the priesthood that had been restored in June of 1831 at the special conference held at the Morley Farm had been lost before the saints got to Nauvoo. It also makes it clear that there is no longer a house of the Lord where the Lord can once again restore the Melchizedek Priesthood. That means that the Kirtland Temple had been defiled. (see 124:28)
“Weak things of the earth”
A keyword search on the term “weak things” takes us to a recurring theme in modern revelation and informs us that some of the narrative within the revelation is going to be addressing the 3rd watch when God is going to use the “weak things” of the earth to rise up and thresh the nations with his mighty power-
19 The weak things of the world shall come forth and break down the mighty and strong ones, that man should not counsel his fellow man, neither trust in the arm of flesh—
13 Wherefore, I call upon the weak things of the world, those who are unlearned and despised, to thresh the nations by the power of my Spirit;
59 And by the weak things of the earth the Lord shall thresh the nations by the power of his Spirit.
A Solemn Proclamation of my Gospel
2 Your prayers are acceptable before me; and in answer to them I say unto you, that you are now called immediately to make a solemn proclamation of my gospel, and of this stake which I have planted to be a cornerstone of Zion, which shall be polished with the refinement which is after the similitude of a palace.
What had Joseph been praying about and petitioning the Lord about that would trigger this response from the Lord?
Based on the prophetic content embedded within section 124, it appears as if Joseph was acknowledging to the Lord that he and others had done as required in the parable of the unjust judge in section 101, after being expelled from Jackson County.
They had importuned at thee feet of the Judge, the Governor and the President for wrongs committed against the saints that had been forced out of Jackson County. Here is the parable from section 101-
Now, unto what shall I liken the children of Zion? I will liken them unto the parable of the woman and the unjust judge, for men ought always to pray and not to faint, which saith—
There was in a city a judge which feared not God, neither regarded man.
And there was a widow in that city, and she came unto him, saying: Avenge me of mine adversary.
And he would not for a while, but afterward he said within himself: Though I fear not God, nor regard man, yet because this widow troubleth me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.
Thus will I liken the children of Zion.
Let them importune at the feet of the judge;
And if he heed them not, let them importune at the feet of the governor;
And if the governor heed them not, let them importune at the feet of the president;
And if the president heed them not, then will the Lord arise and come forth out of his hiding place, and in his fury vex the nation;
And in his hot displeasure, and in his fierce anger, in his time, will cut off those wicked, unfaithful, and unjust stewards, and appoint them their portion among hypocrites, and unbelievers;
Even in outer darkness, where there is weeping, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth.
Pray ye, therefore, that their ears may be opened unto your cries, that I may be merciful unto them, that these things may not come upon them.
What I have said unto you must needs be, that all men may be left without excuse;
That wise men and rulers may hear and know that which they have never considered;
That I may proceed to bring to pass my act, my strange act, and perform my work, my strange work, that men may discern between the righteous and the wicked, saith your God. (101:81-95)
Lest you think that the interrelation of the parable of the unjust judge in section 101 is a stretch, with regard to the prophetic narrative in section 124, please notice the same phrase in verse seven-
“that they may be left also without excuse—”
Make no mistake about it, section 124 is providing a prophetic narrative of a future event that takes place in the 3rd watch.
The Lord calls Joseph “immediately“, to make a solemn proclamation of the gospel and of the significance of the stake of Nauvoo which had been planted by the Lord to be the “cornerstone of Zion”.
The wording is interesting.
I suspect that historians and perhaps even some of Joseph Smith’s contemporaries have been baffled at why Joseph Smith appears to have NOT immediately put together the proclamation and sent it to the world.
However, the wording does not state that he is to make this proclamation immediately to the leaders of the world, only to immediately “make” [craft] the solemn proclamation, perhaps to be proclaimed at a later time.
For that matter, it is possible that the wording is saying that he will be crafting the solemn proclamation immediately, at a later time.
All I have been able to surmise is that Joseph knew that the proclamation would be made to the kings and leaders of the world at a later time during the 3rd watch.
Whether he and his associates that would also be commanded in the revelation to help him write the proclamation actually wrote it at that time and sealed it up to come forth at a later time or not, we don’t know.
I have previously blogged about the fact that Joseph put numerous sacred revelations in a metal kettle and buried it in the ground to come forth at a future time.
3 This proclamation shall be made to all the kings of the world, to the four corners thereof, to the honorable president-elect, and the high-minded governors of the nation in which you live, and to all the nations of the earth scattered abroad.
I am now going to suggest that the “kings of the world” that are being spoken of has reference to a much broader context than might be expected by those not familiar with the ancient prophecies in the Old and New Testament.
Indeed, only a student of prophecy who is familiar with the fact that in the last generation of time, during the 3rd watch, ALL OF THE KINGS OF THE WORLD FROM THE TIME OF CHRIST TO THE PRESENT, WILL BE MYSTICALLY CALLED FORTH FROM THE DEAD would understand this!!!!!
There are several prophetic narratives in ancient scripture a person needs to be familiar with in order to understand the ominous declaration being made in the passages above. Isaiah 60 is one that comes to mind:
Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.
For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
Yes Gentiles and kings shall arise to the brightness of the light when the final restoration takes place.
Lets visit Revelation 16 which informs us that
“..the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared… For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.. “
In case it is not apparent to you, the kings of the earth and of the whole world that are being gathered to the battle of the great day of God, in the above passage, are being raised up from the dead.
The next chapter continues the story-line, informing us that these kings of the whole world are gathered to the judgement of the great whore who had ruled for many generations over the kings of the world.
And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication…With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
The narrative in 124 implies that some of the kings will repent and come to Zion while others will fight against Zion, thinking they can defeat the Lord God. Notice the following snippet in Psalms 2
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Psalms 2:1-5)
Isaiah 24 informs us that after the songs of the righteous, by those who come forth to redeem Zion in the 3rd watch, the wicked come forth out of the PIT.
6 ¶From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs, even glory to the righteous. But I said, My leanness, my leanness, woe unto me! the treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously.
Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth.
And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake.
The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly.
The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.
And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited.
Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the Lord of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.
The book of Mormon informs us that the wicked intentionally dig a “pit” for the demise of the righteous but that the wicked fall into their own pit.
14 And every nation which shall war against thee, O house of Israel, shall be turned one against another, and they shall fall into the pit which they digged to ensnare the people of the Lord. And all that fight against Zion shall be destroyed, and that great whore, who hath perverted the right ways of the Lord, yea, that great and abominable church, shall tumble to the dust and great shall be the fall of it. 1 Nephi 22:14
Perhaps one of the most bone-chilling descriptions of the wicked coming forth from the dead to meet Lucifer when he makes his final attempt to rule the world is contained in Isaiah 14
The Wicked are Raised From the Dead
to meet Lucifer at his Coming
Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us. [It is not a coincidence that the fir tree and all of the precious trees of the earth are mentioned in verse 26]
Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us?
Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, andconsider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie inglory, every one in his own house.
But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.
Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: theseed of evildoers shall never be renowned.
The use of the term President Elect, without using the person’s name seems out of character for this revelation in that the Lord is not shy in addressing people by their names in this revelation. There are perhaps more individuals mentioned by name in this revelation than in any previous revelation.
I have concluded for myself that the current president elect at the time this revelation was given, James Harrison, is not the person that the Lord was referring to. I strongly suspect it is referring to the very next president elect of our generation.
In part two we will continue dissecting prophetic passages from section 124 and we will address the literalness of the term “gates of hell“.
In the mean time, the following videos by Tom Horn and Steve Quayle provide some interesting food for thought.
Since they do not accept the Book of Mormon and the D&C they are greatly limited in being able to put the prophetic pieces of the puzzle together. Nevertheless, their understanding is light years ahead of any LDS prophecy scholars I am aware of.
They realize that a there is going to be a “transition point between life and death” and they understand the significance of the concept of “portals” and “vortexes” and interdemensional latters and gates. They speak about the literal meaning behind the term “gates of hell” (4:10) they postulate that CERN is a master lock for unlocking the gates of hell.. (5:20) for the powers of darkness, evil creatures and morphed entities to come through the pit, or portal… the key to the bottomless pit. They understand that the earth has creatures in it from past civilizations 10:30 and that past civiliztaions will arise in the end times..
Prophecy speaks about the day when the portals are going to open and many of those fearsome things that are inside the earth are going to be let out.
Quayle speculates that some of the most evil tyrants in history will be returned to the earth, if not literally in the flesh, through the principle of repossession… Jesus speaks about show an evil spirit will leave a body to wander in dark places but then returns to see if its habitation is fit for repossession. 14:30
The digging of a pit with the use of CERN, to open up a portal and let out the entities under the earth from past civilizations as conducted by the Vatican is all part of end times prophecy