In part one of this series we covered the first three passages in section 124 and they included the prophetic mandate for Joseph Smith to make a solemn proclamation to all of the leaders of the nations, past and present.
“..you are now called immediately to make a solemn proclamation of my gospel.. 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 mentioned that the passages have reference to the return of ancient rulers and civilizations to this earth and that the strange phenomena that has begun happening during the last decade or two, as reported in the alternative media and conspiracy forums may be related.
There are countless things that have been happening if the bizarre claims can be believed. Such claims include a new telescope with a concave lens that can see that can see terrestrial invisible creatures all around us, and claims of vortexes such as the one that supposedly opened up in the Gulf of Aden and stargate portals such as the one over Norway in 09, etc, etc., .
Before we continue dissecting additional related prophetic passages in section 124 we must get the proper prophetic context for what this proclamation is and what it entails by reviewing other ancient and modern prophecies that pertain to this amazing prophetic event that I speculate will probably be taking place within the next 12 months.
One needs to understand that we are living in the midst of a spiritual war and that there are things in the unseen world taking place around us that we are largely unaware of. We are entering a window of time wherein spiritual phenomena is increasing. Some of it is apparent to those watching for it, some is not.
“For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.” Col 1:16
The casting out of demons by Christ during his ministry seems somewhat foreign to many of us based on our current context however things are changing drastically.
The alternative media has been speaking about star-gates and vortexes through which spiritual entities have been entering from both the heavens above and beneath the earth within recent years. The only reason I am willing to acknowledge that some of these claims may be true is because the divine timeline of the earth as given in scripture and many of the prophesied signs that are taking place around us testify that we are at a major prophetic transition point. Being aware of the claims being made and the related possibilities enables the student of prophecy to be more open to what is taking place in the spiritual dimension around us.
The Gates of Hell
It is possible that many of the demons coming out of hell when the gates of hell are opened will be tormenting and/or inhabiting the inhabitants of the earth and that is perhaps what the Lord was referring to when he made the following declarations about the gates of hell-
18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
5 Wherefore, if you shall build up my church, upon the foundation of my gospel and my rock, the gates of hell shall not prevail against you.
69 And now, behold, whosoever is of my church, and endureth of my church to the end, him will I establish upon my rock, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against them.
8 And if you do these last commandments of mine, which I have given you, the gates of hell shall not prevail against you; for my grace is sufficient for you, and you shall be lifted up at the last day.
6 For by doing these things the gates of hell shall not prevail against you; yea, and the Lord God will disperse the powers of darkness from before you, and cause the heavens to shake for your good, and his name’s glory.
13 And upon this rock I will build my church; yea, upon this rock ye are built, and if ye continue, the gates of hell shall not prevail against you.
22 And again I say unto you, if ye observe to do whatsoever I command you, I, the Lord, will turn away all wrath and indignation from you, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against you.
32 May the gates of hell be shut continually before me, because that my heart is broken and my spirit is contrite! O Lord, wilt thou not shut the gates of thy righteousness before me, that I may walk in the path of the low valley, that I may be strict in the plain road!
13 But whoso among you shall do more or less than these are not built upon my rock, but are built upon a sandy foundation; and when the rain descends, and the floods come, and the winds blow, and beat upon them, they shall fall, and the gates of hell are ready open to receive them.
10 And again, for the precedent, Matthew 16:18, 19: And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Other Prophecies about the Last Proclamation
One of the many significant differences between the protestant view of end times prophecy and those who take modern revelation seriously and literally is that protestants are not looking for one last global warning to take place before the rapture. They are simply looking for the rapture. They seem to think the Bible and Evangelical missionary efforts represents the last necessary warning and that it is complete are nearly complete.
Conversely, modern revelation informs us that God’s servants will return and that the warning voice will go forth into the earth for the last time, giving everyone the opportunity to hear the fullness of the gospel, repent and be gathered to holy places BEFORE the elect are caught up into the cloud prior to the destruction of the wicked.
Despite the fact that protestant prophecy scholars have a blind spot in this area, ancient prophecy substantiates the proclamation prophecy in section 124. One of the ancient prophecies that speaks about the last great proclamation that will go forth in all the earth, addressed in section 124, is contained in chapters 60 and 61 of Isaiah;
“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to PROCLAIM liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound”
As with all of the prophecies in Isaiah, the above passage has a dual fulfillment. One was fulfilled in Christ during the meridian of time. Christ quoted the above passage to his local congregation and it so enraged them that they tried to kill him, although he mystically escaped before they could kill him. (See Luke 4:16-30)
Additionally, there is to be a second and final fulfillment of the above prophecy that will take place in the last generation of probationary time. That is evident from doing a contextual reading of the two chapters.
At the appointed time Christ will have returned to the earth in secret and will be doing things in conjunction with and through his servants that return with him.
The opening passage in Isaiah 60 contains several integral components of the great and last proclamation that the first laborers of the last kingdom will be declaring when they go forth for the last-
- a) the good news of the gospel will be preached to the meek
- b) LIBERTY will finally be established in America among those who had previously been “captives”
- c) the prison doors will be opened to those that have been bound and they will go forth. (typologically to how the dead came forth following Christ’s atonement).
In this and future parts of this series we shall continue to address these three topics.
During the last generation both good and evil entities will be coming forth as noted in the book of Daniel:
Both Good and Evil Will Come Forth
The Book of Daniel informs us that at the “time of trouble” Michael will “stand up”. It is during the beginning of this time of trouble that God’s people will be delivered as they gather into holy places.
Some of the characters from the past that return will be evil and will not repent. They will receive the reward of everlasting contempt. However some will be “wise” and “shall shine as the brightness of the firmament”. Their reward will be “everlasting life”
“And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.”
The fifth chapter of Micah speaks of the same time of trouble as the passages above, noting that this event includes the invasion of America (through illegal emigration) which is taking place right now. At this time God’s servant “shall be the peace” as he delivers God’s people from the Assyrian;
“And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God; and they shall abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth.
And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men.
And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders.
And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people as a dew from the Lord, as the showers upon the grass, that tarrieth not for man, nor waiteth for the sons of men.” Micah 5:4-7
There are currently about 35 radical terrorist cells strategically placed across the US. They have been in place for years. Add to this the invasion by emigration that is taking place and then add to that the fact that the United Nations Peace Keeping troops are predominantly composed of Muslims.
The “Good News” to be preached in POWER
It is exhilarating to realize that the light of the fullness of the gospel is about to shine forth during this time of chaos and that it will be preached in power. Many prophetic passages of scripture note that the first part of Joseph’s ministry during the 1800’s would constitute the preaching of the gospel in “word” but the second part of his ministry the gospel would be preached in “POWER”
This last time that the gospel is preached will take away the stumbling blocks of the Gentiles:
“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— “(1 Nephi 14:1 )
It is easy to assume that it will be obvious when the servants are going throughout the earth preaching the gospel in power, but remember that Peter James and John went forth preaching the gospel in power and doing remarkable miracles and yet the Jews collectively hated and despised them for what they were doing. The same will be the case in this last watch.
Liberty to the Captives
The book of Mormon speaks of America being a land of liberty and freedom but those references are not referring to the time we are living in now, they are speaking of when additional records go forth after the first portion of the translated plates come forth, when the servants return to “proclaim liberty to the captives”.
When reading the prophecies it is important to differentiate the dead captives that come forth from the dead and the living captives that are held in bondage by the secret society that currently rules over the nations of the world.
It is incredible that most Americans and Mormons are brain-dead to the fact that they are captives and slaves and that they don’t enjoy true freedom and liberty. Anyone watching the recent events in Burns Oregon and the murder of an innocent patriot by the corporate franchisees of a foreign tax collector that has taken control through fraud, should have a good idea of what the issues are if they have read the Open Letter to Sheriff David Ward and other writings of Common Law Judge Anna Maria Riezinger.
Her book is a must read for understanding how the secret order has gained power through legal fictions. We are in bondage because of legal deception. Things are not as they appear through color of law. In the history lesson that she offers she unwittingly unlocks the meaning in some of the mysterious passages in the Book of Revelation including who the “Sea Beast” is that has ruled over America during the last 70 years and the transition of power from the sea beast to the “Land Beast” that is currently taking place. It is not a coincident that Obama is lobbying to become the next Inspector General of the United Nations.
Sadly, the Judge is clueless about how her research interrelates to prophecy and therefore she has a very naive perception of how the current dilemma will ultimately be corrected. It is only through divine intervention that the problem will be corrected, not through angry constitutionalists and state militias and the bloodshed that their attempts to correct things will bring, even though they are in the right as far as constitutional law is concerned..
2 Nephi 3:5 reveals the great secret that God’s people are brought out of physical captivity at the same time that they are brought out of spiritual captivity called “hidden darkness”:
“..in the spirit of power, unto the bringing of them out of darkness unto light—yea, out of hidden darkness and out of captivity unto freedom.”
That event has not happened yet. We are currently in a state of both spiritual darkness and physical captivity. I believe the bondage is going to be broken for the elect of God and it is going to happen in the very near future, but only those that understand what is happening will enter into the chamber before the doors are shut to those that have been foolish.
1 Nephi 13 speaks of the gentile pilgrims that leave England to come out of captivity to America but it is a greatly misunderstood chapter.
When it says that the gentile pilgrims went forth “out of captivity”, it was “upon the many waters”.
It is true that the once they landed upon the promised land that was to become their inheritance, that they “humbled themselves” and the “power of the Lord was with them” and that the “wrath of God was upon all those that were gathered together against them” and that the gentiles that had gone forth out of captivity upon the great waters “were delivered by the power of God” and that they did “prosper in the land”.
HOWEVER, after the mother gentiles come upon them and are rebuffed because of God’s intervention, we are informed that the Gentiles, including those that have gone out of captivity to America, continue to “stumble exceedingly because of the most plain and precious parts of the gospel of the Lamb which have been kept back by that abominable church”. Because of this “Satan hath great power over them”
The missing covenants in the Book of the Lamb creates a huge problem for all gentiles including the gentile pilgrims that go to America and even for the restored gentile church that Joseph was instrumental in bringing forth. Perhaps this is why Joseph warned the church that “except the Church receive the fulness of the Scriptures [that he was currently correcting] that they would yet fail.—FWR, p. 16. (Oct. 25, 1831.)
Section 78 informs us that Satan will turn the hearts of the latter day saints away from truth and blind them if they refuse to live the law of consecration.
First Nephi 13 Nephi informs us that the believing gentiles and the seed of Lehi are not convinced of the truth until the “last records” come forth to “establish the truth of the first” In other words the spiritual and temporal captivity of the inhabitants of this nation does not end until the time that the additional parts of the plates are translated and come forth along with the Book of the Lamb in its fulness.
In addition to the continued spiritual stumbling of the gentile pilgrims who came to America, physical bondage was also a continuing problem because of the legal deception that has been explained by Judge Anna Maria Riezinger. Those who are serious about wanting to understand how the devils secret combination gained power over Americans through legal chicanery need to purchase her book.
Very few Americas are familiar with the law of the sea that governs our courts and the true reasons behind the war of 1812 conducted by the mother gentiles and the dastardly suppression of the original 13th amendment which prohibits the attorney BAR members who are the pawns of powerful European bankers, from holding office in America. Being a member of the BAR brings with it the title of “esquire” which is a title of nobility acquired from a foreign power .
“During the confusion of the War of 1812, when our capital records building was burned… the bankers and lawyers removed the 13th Amendment, replacing it with the Slave Amendment, which should be the 14th.”
“If any citizen of the United States shall accept, claim, receive, or retain any title of nobility or honour, or shall without the consent of Congress, accept and retain any present, pension, office, or emolument of any kind whatever, from any emperor, king, prince, or foreign power, such person shall cease to be a citizen of the United States, and shall be incapable of holding any office of trust or profit under them, or either of them.”
It is difficult to fully comprehend how much better this world would be if corrupt lawyers educated by and unwittingly having allegiance to a foreign power, were not allowed to hold political office and officiate in courts of law as judges and attorneys. The original intent was for natural constitutional citizens to actuate the justice system and the rule of law and for jury nullification to be a very active part of the process of true justice. Many Presidents of the United States have illegally served in that position because of their loyalty to a foreign interest.
Understanding that the latter day saints and all Americans have been in a state of captivity up to this point in time is critical in understanding prophecy.
The 400 Year Captivity Prophecy
For instance, our Father Abraham had a revelation wherein he was shown that his children, would be strangers in a land where they would serve a foreign power and be afflicted for 400 years:
“And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.
And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;
And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance… But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.” Gen. 15:12-16)
Although this prophecy is usually characterized by Bible scholars as referring to the time that ancient Israel were in bondage, that historical event was only a type, the literal fulfillment of the prophecy has reference to the latter days and the founding of a Gentile nation on the promised land by the Christian gentiles from England that dedicated this land to Jesus Christ:
“The simple, documented fact however is that the driving force behind the founding and building of America was the desire to propagate the Gospel and teachings of Jesus Christ. Landing at Jamestown in 1607 Pastor Robert Hunt erected a cross, took communion, and with those assembled with him made the following covenant:
“We do hereby Dedicate this Land, and ourselves, to reach the People within these shores with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to raise up Godly generations after us, and with these generations take the Kingdom of God to all the earth. May this Covenant of Dedication remain to all generations, as long as this earth remains, and may this Land, along with England, be Evangelist to the World.”
Clearly the first Gentiles to come to the shores of America were God fearing Christians with good intent. However, the true freedom and liberty that they sought would be delayed four hundred years after which, the judgements of God would begin to fall upon the nation and the captive believers would be freed from bondage.
That first installment of Christians arrived in April of 1807 and the remainder of their group came in 1608
400 years later we find the first wave of the financial meltdown taking place during the 2007-8 time-frame.
The following clip represents a forewarning in 1981 of what would eventually happen in 07-08 compliments of Hollywood.
This remarkable time period in which the historic financial meltdown happened came seven years after the first warning to America when the twin towers came down. The 9/11 attack in 2001 has been prophetically characterized by Jonathan Cahn as the great preliminary warning to the wicked nation of America.
We have just passed the next prophetic period that followed seven years after the first financial meltdown. The events that have just taken place within the last several months include the end of the seventy years of Babylon as mentioned in the book of Jeremiah. Also of prophetic note is the visit of the pope to the US to address Congress and the UN and to further solidify Agenda 21 and to transition the power of the sea beast to that of the land beast. all of this following years of strange sounds being heard from the earth and the heavens. Hundreds of youtubes document the strange sounds that sound like groans coming out of the earth and trumpets in the heavens.
A few more pertinent passages in Isaiah 60 and 61 are as follows
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.
4 ¶And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.
In previous blogs we have noted that Sidney Rigdon was given the the privilege of proclaiming the acceptable year of the Lord in the 2nd watch. Is it possible that the commission given was for the 3rd watch when the appointed time of the Jubilee year arrives?
The “planting of the Lord” terminology in the above Isaiah passage is consistent with the prophetic “planting” wording in the D&C:
5 And again, verily I say unto you, for this cause you shall take your journey with my servants Joseph Smith, Jun., and Sidney Rigdon, that you may be planted in the land of your inheritance to do this work.
8 And again, verily I say unto you, let my servant Sidney Gilbert plant himself in this place, and establish a store, that he may sell goods without fraud, that he may obtain money to buy lands for the good of the saints, and that he may obtain whatsoever things the disciples may need to plant them in their inheritance.
11 And again, verily I say unto you, let my servant William W. Phelps be planted in this place, and be established as a printer unto the church.
14 And thus let those of whom I have spoken be planted in the land of Zion, as speedily as can be, with their families, to do those things even as I have spoken.
15 And now concerning the gathering—Let the bishop and the agent make preparations for those families which have been commanded to come to this land, as soon as possible, and plant them in their inheritance.
Ezekiel 34:29 speaks of the “plant of renown” that is raised up.
And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the heathen any more.
Compare this with the following passage in section 124:61
That he may receive also the counsel from those whom I have set to be as plants of renown, and as watchmen upon her walls.
They shall raise up the former desolations
Notice the clear reference to bringing forth the waste places of past civilizations and cities of generations past:
“And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations”
The above passage provides additional support to the supposition that ancient civilizations are going to come forth during the 3rd watch. Notice the following declarations that Joseph Smith made in a discourse given in Nauvoo
Wake up the nations of the whole earth
Notice Joseph Smith’s declaration in a very early Nauvoo discourse
“..when the seed of these 12 olive trees are scattered abroad they will wake up the nations of the whole earth. Even this nation will be on the very verge of crumbling to pieces and tumbling to the ground and when the Constitution is upon the brink of ruin this people will be the Staff up[on] which the Nation shall lean and they shall bear the Constitution away from the very verge of destruction—
Then shall the Lord say: Go tell all my servants who are the strength of mine house, my young men and middle aged &c., Come to the land of my vine yard and fight the battle of the Lord—
Then the Kings and Queens shall come, then the rulers of the earth shall come, then shall all Saints come, yea the foreign Saints shall come to fight for the land of my vineyard, for in this thing shall be their safety and they will have no power to choose but will come as a man fleeth from a sudden destruction” (Nauvoo 19 July 1940)
By now the phrase “wake up the nations of the whole earth” should have a little broader meaning to you. Clearly some of the nations mentioned will be coming forth from the dead and those that decide to repent must come without delaying or face sudden destruction. When the servants return, they will be explaining clearly and understandably what the “desolation of abomination” is.
117 And verily I say unto you, the rest of my servants, go ye forth as your circumstances shall permit, in your several callings, unto the great and 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.
85 That their souls may escape the wrath of God, the desolation of abomination which awaits the wicked, both in this world and in the world to come.
Although I was indoctrinated as a latter day saint to assume that the raising up and waking up and arising that is spoken of in many of the prophetic passages represented a final resurrection of immortals who had already been judged as to their fate, I am now beginning to see that this raising up is going to mystically take place during probation and that previous generations will still be subject to the test of mortality.
They will have the opportunity to accept or reject the gospel which will undoubtedly be incorporated into the proclamation spoken of in section 124 and other prophetic passages we have reviewed.
Some will be deceived and fight against Zion while others repent and enter into the everlasting covenant. Clearly, the ordinance of baptism for the dead takes on greater meaning and is somehow interrelated to the rising up of these past generations when the portals are opened.
Go through, go through the GATES
Isaiah continues in chapter 61
” I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence..
Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people.
11 Behold, the Lord hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.
12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the Lord: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.”
Clearly the time is coming when the Lord will send the first laborers of the last kingdom to finish their assignments according to the unconditional promises and prophesies contained in modern revelation. They will be watchmen on the towers that will not keep silence and will give the last warning to a sleeping and unsuspecting world.
At this time those who have been sleeping will be commanded to “go through the gates” and cast up a highway so that they can make their way to Zion.
In part three we will continue viewing related passages that address the great proclamation and I will explain why I believe the proclamation will go forth within the very near future.
Keep watching.. do not sleep through the upcoming events..