A few days ago I got a comment from someone responding to my post about Trump tweeting that we should not allow the cure to be worse than the disease.
She referenced a vision of Gail Smith:
Trump tweet 23 March 2020
The 15 days from 1st Utah quake 18 March 2020 that made Moroni drop trumpet to 2 April 2020 next big quake 15 days latter as Interpreted in Gail Smith Vision.?
She appears to be providing an inspired declaration (speculation) that the first earthquake in Gail’s vision of many years ago just took place on March 18th.
It appears as she feels the dropping of the trumpet is some kind of sign that this is the specific earthquake was the first in the two part sequence mentioned in Gails vision.
Further, she points out that 15 days later the second great earthquake will take place on April 2nd, if in fact Gail’s vision is correct and if in fact the first earthquake in the vision is the one that took place on March 18th.
I don’t have a speculation to offer as to whether we will have a major earthquake in Utah on April 2nd.
Obviously, it won’t take long to see if her interpretation of the prophecy comes to pass.
I must admit that the dropping of the trumpet by Moroni seems somewhat providential.
After all, according to the revelations that Joseph Smith brought forth, the “sound of a trump” is used both literally and figuratively in scripture to represent and identify the exact time when God’s earthly servants and heavenly angels will declare a multitude of things.
Included in the sounding of trumps narratives in scripture is the time when God’s servants will return to declare the gospel message, cry repentance, give the voice of judgment and mercy, declare the truth of the revelations and commandments given to Joseph Smith, and deliver the VOICE OF WARING.
Yet we have a dilemma.
The men who own the statute of Moroni and the temple it sits one, and are responsible to take the Book of Mormon to the world and claim to be God’s authorized servants, do not deliver the voice of warning in power the way that the scriptures detail that they should.
Because of this, they seem to have dropped the ball in their supposed claim of being God’s authorized watchmen on the wall. In other words, the implication is that the trumpet that represents the sounding of the gospel and the voice of warning has been dropped.
Was the dropping of the trumpet by Moroni a message to us from God or just a random event?
I don’t know.
There are countless interpretations that could be superimposed upon the dropping of the trumpet.
Isaiah looked at our day and the modern church and exclaimed that:
“His watchmen are blind, They are all ignorant; They are all dumb dogs, They cannot bark; Sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.”
The time when the final voice of warning goes forth to the entire world for the last time is clearly delineated in the following passages in section 1:
4 And the voice of warning shall be unto all people, by the mouths of my disciples, whom I have chosen in these last days.
5 And they shall go forth and none shall stay them, for I the Lord have commanded them.
6 Behold, this is mine authority, and the authority of my servants, and my preface unto the book of my commandments, which I have given them to publish unto you, O inhabitants of the earth.
7 Wherefore, fear and tremble, O ye people, for what I the Lord have decreed in them shall be fulfilled.
8 And verily I say unto you, that they who go forth, bearing these tidings unto the inhabitants of the earth, to them is power given to seal both on earth and in heaven, the unbelieving and rebellious;
9 Yea, verily, to seal them up unto the day when the wrath of God shall be poured out upon the wicked without measure—
10 Unto the day when the Lord shall come to recompense unto every man according to his work, and measure to every man according to the measure which he has measured to his fellow man.
11 Wherefore the voice of the Lord is unto the ends of the earth, that all that will hear may hear:
12 Prepare ye, prepare ye for that which is to come, for the Lord is nigh;
13 And the anger of the Lord is kindled, and his sword is bathed in heaven, and it shall fall upon the inhabitants of the earth.
14 And the arm of the Lord shall be revealed; and the day cometh that they who will not hear the voice of the Lord, neither the voice of his servants, neither give heed to the words of the prophets and apostles, shall be cut off from among the people;
As you can see, when the final voice of warning is declared it will be done with POWER.
So much POWER that nobody can stop them.
No Godless political regime will be able to stop the voice of warning and prevent them in any way from delivering their message of warning and gathering God’s people
Ruthless communist dictatorships will not stop them.
Not even the mandates from so-called democratic government officials and healthcare professionals enforced by law enforcement and the military.
However it is possible that when the servants first return, they will not go forth in power at the beginning of their final ministry. It could start out slowly before the fulness of power is manifest as a test, to see if people will believe their claims and the scripture they bring forth.
By the way, if Satan and his minions knew in advance when the true servants of the Lord were about to make their appearance, don’t you think they would engineer some kind of pretext for taking away civil liberties and limiting gatherings and having public meetings?
Back in the days of Joseph Smith, public gatherings were instrumental in getting the word out quickly. In our times the Internet and other technologies enable the word to spread much quicker, however, all of those technologies could be shut down overnight.
It is interesting however that the D&C implies that when the marvelous work begins, the message may go forth discreetly from neighbor to neighbor:
“let your preaching be the warning voice, every man to his neighbor,..” and “and it becometh every man who hath been warned to warn his neighbor.”
The last voice of warning by the true servants of the Lord will ultimately sober people up and get their attention. It will cause people to fear and tremble.
The true servants will be sealing up both the righteous and the wicked when they go forth. That is not being done by the current missionaries or the current leadership of the church who claim apostolic authority.
But enough about Moroni dropping his trump. Read into that anything you will or even just consider it to be a coincidence that it happened during this time of great fear of a plague.
Let us turn our attention to the significance of the prophecies and visions given by Gail Smith and other similar self proclaimed visionaries.
1- The writings of Avraham Gileadi
2- Podcasts, talks and writings of Mike Stroud
3- Selected writings and talks of Ezra Taft Benson
4- The Book titled “Visions of Glory” by John Pontius
5- The dreams, visions and writings by Sarah Menet
6- The dreams, visions and writings of Julie Rowe
7- The dreams, visions, writings and lectures of Mechelle (Shelle) McDermott
8- A collection of hundreds of other visions which have been collected and published by Roger K. Young.
I suppose I could have included Gail Smith in the above listing when I wrote the article because I consider Gail Smith’s revelatory spirit to be classed among the same spirit as the people listed above.
However, Gail is in a sub-category of her own because she is no longer a member of the church and is no longer using her revelatory mantle to tell people to put their faith in the arm of flesh and follow the leaders of the church. Nevertheless, I see the same problem with her visions as I see with the visions of Sarah Menet, Julie Rowe and Mechelle McDermott.
What is the problem I see with their visions of earthquakes, famine, pestilence, disease and wars?
The problem I see is that none of their visions incorporate or interrelate with or even acknowledge the coming restoration and the return of God’s servants as spoken of in scripture. All of them assume that the last restoration and marvelous work began about 200 years ago. None of their visions of destruction inform us that we are all in apostasy and need to prepare ourselves to repent.
Let me ask you a question.
Which is more important and essential to being spiritually prepared for the events of the last days, the knowledge that great temporal calamities and tribulations are coming, or the knowledge that we need to repent and prepare ourselves to received the fulness of the gospel and priesthood when God’s servants return?
The answer should be obvious.
Anyone can claim to have had a vision of coming tribulations and they will probably be right since those things have already been declared in scripture.
This is why it really has very little significance to me as to whether or not there will be an earthquake on April 2nd. That knowledge does not prepare people for the most important end times event that is about to take place.
After the commenter her comment about the Gail Smith prophecy, she later returned and made the following comments:
“I read Gail Smith Vision in 2001when i left the church.
It now fits the Spring early morning Quake March timeframe of 2020 Economic Collapse on 8 March. Gregory Mannarino youtube confirmed collapse with 2 video on 9th March
8th March Economic Collapse to 18 March Quake Utah is 10 days. 18 March to 2 April Quake is 15 day period.
Take Care. And God Bless The Latter Day Saints. May God bring you through the Storm in safety
Gails Smiths Vision Website Ref Nofearpreps
“Within 10 days of the economic collapse we have the first earthquake affecting Utah which takes place early in the morning, about 4 or 5 am.”
“The second earthquake affecting Utah takes place about 15 days after the first and also takes place in the early morning around 4 or 5 am. This earthquake is like the world has never seen and affects a much larger area than just Utah.”
What exactly is someone expected to do with the above information? How does it help them to repent and prepare themselves spiritually for what is about to take place?
From a temporal perspective, are Utahn’s supposed to flee from Utah on April 1st to avoid destruction? Are they supposed to seek cover under the kitchen table at 4 AM on April 2nd ?
Is that the significance of the vision?
Why would the Lord warn of impending doom if no instructions are given?
From a spiritual preparation perspective, Gail has apparently left the church (or been excommunicated from it) so her message does not really direct people to follow the brethren nor does it give any spiritual guidance as to what to do.
In the case of any fulfillment of prophetic visions and dreams of Sarah, Julie, and Mechelle, their advice is to follow the prophet of the LDS church because they seem to be oblivious to the fact that we are all in apostasy and that the Marvelous Work has not started yet and that when it does, the true servants of God will return to the vineyard to cry repentance and gather the elect.
So here is the $64 question, should a person gain credibility as truly having the spirit of prophecy and truly being a servant of the Lord if in fact they have a prophetic vision that comes to pass, even if it only causes confusion and distress, or worse, causes people to put their faith in the arm of flesh and false prophets rather than the true servants?
I don’t think so.
Scripture informs us that there will be people who give prophecies that will be fulfilled even though they are not true servants of the Lord. Hence the sobering reminder in JST Matthew 7:
“And many will say unto me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name; and in thy name cast out devils; and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I say, Ye never knew me; depart from me ye that work iniquity.”
PS I want to thank the commenter for referring to Gregory Mannarino.
I really enjoy his commentary on the economy and think he is quite informed about it. He obviously knows something since he liquidated his stocks just before the recent 30% drop in the stock market.
The following YouTube of his contains some really good information about the economy.
BTW his very last bit of advice during the last few minutes of the youtube contains the most important advice that he gives and it is not financial advice.