Is John the Revelator the End Times Servant?

May 25, 2022

Recorded by Mrs Watcher

I am sorry about the delay in posting part 2 of the series on the RLDS Church and Joseph Smith’s involvement in Polygamy, I have been house sitting for my son and have not had my computer with me.. I hope to post it shortly..

In the mean time, I got the following question recently and thought it might be worth sharing

I was on a forum yesterday talking to an individual who is convinced that John is the end-time servant and I realized, despite still being convinced that it is Joseph, that I don’t fully understand why the scriptures talk about John being the one to restore all things. What am I missing?

14 Q. What are we to understand by the little book which was aeaten by John, as mentioned in the 10th chapter of Revelation?A. We are to understand that it was a mission, and an ordinance, for him to bgather the tribes of Israel; behold, this is Elias, who, as it is written, must come and crestore all things.

This was my reply to him-

Several thoughts come to mind regarding this question which has come up repeatedly over the years..

First, whenever you have an apparent discrepancy or contradiction in scripture, it is important to see which side has the most supporting data. ” in the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established” or something like that.. LOL

Clearly, the return of Joseph Smith has a huge amount of credible supporting data with somewhere between 15 and 20 direct revelatory evidences and at least three directly from scripture stating in essence that he will return under the direction of Jesus Christ to fulfill his mission and the gathering.. In addition to those evidences which are extremely direct and easy to interpret, there is a whole other realm of secondary, indirect set of evidences which cumulatively  present a very large and entailed picture.

On the other hand, the passage you quote above from Section 77, (the way many people interpret it), has very little supporting evidence. The few that exist are generally vague and seem to do largely with missionary work, but not specifically the role of the end times servant..

Another point to consider is the fact that Section 77 is not a thus sayeth the Lord revelation that was canonized by Joseph Smith under the direction of the Lord, It was apparently stated by Joseph and written by someone else and finally canonized by Pratt and Brigham Young in 1876.

Hence, you have the scriptures that were endorsed by God before Joseph’s death, in section 124, with the warning the “anything more or less than this cometh of evil” vs some items of instruction added many years later which appear to contradict the established word of God..

It is interesting to note the “there are no early copies of this section extant, and but few others for text comparison” (The HIstorical Development of the Doctrine and Covenants by Woodford Pg 974)

Another thing to consider is that although there seems to be one primary end times servant, it is apparent that there are actually two of them with many other high-profile players.

Certainly John and the three Nephites will participate in the grand work of bringing souls to Christ, and for that matter, Oliver and Sidney and Hyrum and Lyman and others have huge parts to play..

Several Old Testament prophecies speak of Joseph and Sidney in tandem and it is frankly not easy to always differentiate their roles.

Section 35 leaves us hanging by telling us that Sidney has a great future role to play in the “great work” which is similar to that of John the Baptist.. but it never informs us what it is.. then in section 93 we are informed that the administration of Joseph works closely with the administration of Sidney, yet they are two separate administrations.. and since Joseph is responsible for bringing forth the word and Sidney and others are responsible for taking the word to the nations and teaching it, it is possible that Joseph could be largely in the background in the beginning of the grand work with Sidney being the high profile servant.. wouldn’t that be a real test for mainstream Mormons that have been indoctrinated to think that Sidney is evil!!

I find it interesting that section 29 itemizes several keys players and seems to possibly identify someone other than Joseph as the Elias that will “restore all things” I guess that is something one could argue in favor of John the Revelator, however, I personally think Sidney or someone else would be the more likely candidate if in fact if is not Joseph..

Clearly we don’t have a perfect knowledge of how things will evolve in the final end times events and there is a reason for that as it will be a revelatory test for all of us..

And then you have the following clarification in the JST

  • 10 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come and restore all things, as the prophets have written.
  • 11 And again I say unto you that Elias has come already, concerning whom it is written, Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me; and they knew him not and have done unto him whatsoever they listed.
  • 12 Likewise shall also the Son of Man suffer of them.
  • 13 But I say unto you, Who is Elias? Behold, this is Elias, whom I send to prepare the way before me.
  • 14 Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist, and also of another, who should come and restore all things, as it is written by the prophets.

If  John the Baptist is the original Elias that restores all things.. and there is to be another one…. and John the Baptist gave his keys to Joseph and Oliver,  (section 13) It seems likely that one or both of them represent the last Elias that restores all things and perhaps that is why it was again Joseph and Oliver who jointly  received the keys of the gathering in section 110..

One needs to realize that the end times servant is not necessarily the one who restores “all things“….

Another fascinating passage that I will simply provide for your consideration but will decline to elaborate deeply on at this time, is as follows:

  • 26 And they asked him and said unto him; Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not the Christ, nor Elias who was to restore all things, neither that [end times] prophet?
  • 27 John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;
  • 28 He it is of whom I bear record. He is that prophet, even Elias, who, coming after me, is preferred before me, whose shoe’s latchet I am not worthy to unloose or whose place I am not able to fill; for he shall baptize, not only with water, but with fire and with the Holy Ghost.

(keep in mind that the term “all things” sometimes has reference to the Holy Ghost which teaches you “all things“… hint hint..

Anyway, there are other considerations that are fascinating but I have some errands to run… those are the ones that are top of mind.. sorry if some of the above quotes are a little off, I don’t have my scriptures handy

Great question… frankly, your time getting into doctrinal pissing matches with people on messaging boards is going to be largely a waste of time with regard to changing their minds… but it is a great opportunity for you to search deeper and deeper as questions are asked and pondered



“A more honest, less defensive history”: The Courage of W Wallace Smith, Robert B. Flanders, and Richard P. Howard

May 19, 2022

Recording by Mrs Watcher


To begin this series we shall consider the astounding faith, knowledge, courage and integrity of the above three people in their involvement that ultimately resulted in the making of an institutional decision that rocked the very foundations of the faith tradition they loved and had believed in.

We shall also revisit the true origins of the RLDS Church and show how the original leaders of the movement testified that Joseph Smith was the true originator of Mormon Polygamy.

Along the way, we shall make note of the ultimate testimony that puts this matter to rest; the testimony of prophecy.

The three men shown above, and several others were involved in the making a calculated decision that had catastrophic consequences on the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints.

Their decision had to do with admitting that a foundational historic claim of their faith tradition was wrong. Their faith tradition had taught them that Brigham Young was the originator of Mormon polygamy, not Joseph Smith.

However, we will observe historical documentation to show that the true foundational leaders of the RLDS church never considered Brigham Young to be the originator of Mormon polygamy. They knew from their own personal involvement with Joseph Smith that he was the instigator.

This story begins with the remarkable desire of a core number of people to challenge the deeply embedded belief within an institution, causing the institution to fragment.

Once the evidence was so great that they could no longer deny it, they did the right thing.

They told the truth.

The courage of leaders and historians within the RLDS Church to reverse the historical claims of the institution despite the inevitable fractures that would be caused by making such a public admission is a remarkable and painful one.

To fully understand the truth behind the confusing and messy historical narrative, one must understand the prophetic context provided in ancient scripture.

My Own Curiosity About the Controversy

As a young curious and impressionable boy, I would often peruse the LDS books on my father’s bookshelf. It was during those early years that I acquired a real curiosity about prophecy as I borrowed and read “Prophecy Key to the Future” by Duane Crowther.

Another one of the many books that caught my attention was a pamphlet documenting a written exchange between one of the Smiths’ of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints and his cousin who was a leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints.

The debate between these two cousins was on whether or not Joseph Smith was the instigator of polygamy.

Although I was not nearly as fascinated with history as I was with prophecy, I found the topic of polygamy and the spiritual wife doctrine fascinating.

I would eventually realize that religious history cannot be fully understood until viewed through the eyes of prophecy.

Many years later I was shocked when the RLDS Church changed it’s position on the polygamy issue and changed it’s name to the Community of Christ. It seemed like they morphed into a protestant church instead of a restoration church, almost overnight.

I remember how some of their main-streamers left the church at that time, unwilling to give up their core beliefs

Meeting a Future Apostle in Nauvoo

Several years ago during one of my pilgrimages to Nauvoo, I had the opportunity to meet with one of the Community of Christ historical site administrators who is also one of their historians. Little did I know at that time that he was soon to be made an apostle of the Community of Christ Church.


I quizzed him about several historical and doctrinal things related to some of the things I have discovered and written about over the years.

He was kind enough to refer me to some sources that supported some of the beliefs I have about history and doctrine.

During the conversation he said some very interesting things and I was surprised at how candid he was in acknowledging Joseph Smith’s involvement in polygamy.

One of the things I got from the conversation is that for years, the leaders of the RLDS and LDS church debated back and forth over whether Joseph Smith was really involved in polygamy. He indicated that many years later, when the top historians and officials of the RLDS church could no longer deny the overwhelming flood of evidence that Joseph was involved in it, it really threw their church into an identity crisis, as well as a crisis of faith.

That is largely what ultimately motivated the RLDS church to change its name, take its emphasis off of church history, off of the importance of Joseph Smith and even off of the Book of Mormon; according to some, the Book of Mormon was relegated to a book with good principles in it, that was no longer considered scripture.

Fast forward several years later and I found myself sitting next to and chatting with John Hamer, another high-profile member of the RLDS/Community of Christ who has been a pastor and historian.



He was familiar with my blog and remembered chatting with me in the comments section of his Mormonstories interview. (John Hamer, Mike Quinn, William Shepherd and every other credible LDS historian all agree that Joseph Smith secretly practiced polygamy.)

In my conversation with John Hamer, I asked him if he knew John and Pamela Price and if he was familiar with their research supporting the belief that Joseph smith was not involved in practicing polygamy. This was his response to me about the Prices:

” The Prices are wrong about Joseph and polygamy. They are in the “Josephite” (RLDS) tradition, but they are not in Community of Christ. They are independent “Restorationists” (meaning conservatives who separated from the RLDS Church).

I’m familiar with their arguments; I’ve read their book. Their book is entirely uninformed of the evidence; it’s not actual scholarship; it’s simply a repeat of old pre-scholarly RLDS polemics that have been discredited. I have not personally met them or conversed with them on the topic, although I have been to their book store in Independence.”

“John Hamer is the editor of John Whitmer Books and President of the John Whitmer Historical Association (the Community of Christ’s equivalent of MHA). In Mormon studies, John has produced maps for the LDS Church Historian’s Press, Herald Publishing House, Greg Kofford Books, the Journal of Mormon History, Mormon Historic Studies, the JWHA Journal, and Restoration Studies, among others.”

An Institutional Paradigm Change

Beginning in the 1960’s, an amazing and bold historical paradigm change began to take place among historians and leaders of the RLDS Church. It is referred to by some as the New Mormon History.

Richard P. Howard was one of the first three RLDS historians to join the Mormon History Association (MHA), and he was among the original fifteen founders of the John Whitmer Historical Association (JWHA) on September 18, 1972. He served as president of JWHA in 1985[12] and as president of MHA in 1990–91.[13]

Also among the founders of JWHA was Howard’s assistant in the Church Historian’s Office, W. Grant McMurray. McMurray later became a member of the church’s First Presidency, rising ultimately to become prophet-president of the church.[2]

By the 1960s and 1970s, the traditional RLDS view that Brigham Young rather than Joseph Smith Jr. was the origin of Mormon polygamy had been called into question by scholars of the New Mormon History. In 1965, Robert B. Flanders, a professor of history at Graceland College published Nauvoo: Kingdom on the Mississippi.
Flanders concluded that the traditional RLDS view was incorrect, asserting instead that the practice had indeed originated with Joseph Smith.[14]

In 1977, the First Presidency of the RLDS Church directed Howard to investigate the issue. Several years of careful study led Howard to generally agree with Flanders’ conclusions.

His seminal article on the topic, “The Changing RLDS Response to Mormon Polygamy: A Preliminary Analysis” (1983), opened the door to reassess the church’s official policy.[15] However, as Howard recalled decades later, this study was “heavily edited” and “watered down” at the direction of church leaders and Howard considered its final form to be “a painful compromise.”[16]

Among Howard’s final accomplishments as church historian was the production of The Church through the Years, published in two volumes in 1992 and 1993. Volume 1 was subtitled “RLDS Beginnings to 1860” and Volume 2 was subtitled “The Reorganization Comes of Age, 1860–1992.”

As Howard explains in his introduction, the work resulted from the desire of RLDS prophet-president W. Wallace Smith to have “a more legitimate history of the church” with the goal of producing “a more honest, less defensive history”. (Wiki)

It is apparent that LDS historians had an impact on the views of RLDS historians and leaders in their decision to finally admit the truth publicly about Joseph Smith’s involvement. However, those that know the truth about how the RLDS Church actually began and the history behind it, realize that the real originators of the movement never believed that Joseph Smith was innocent of the practice. They actually provided some of the most compelling testimony that Joseph Smith was the originator of the polygamy/spiritual wife practice.

As we consider the testimony of the real founders of the reorganization and augment their personal testimonies with what anxient prophecy says about Joseph Smith, it will show the grand folly of all of the people who are now jumping on the “Joseph Smith never practiced polygamy” bandwagon.

To be continued..


Was The Witch of Endor Really a Witch?

May 15, 2022

Read by Mrs Watcher

First Samuel 28 contains a narrative that has baffled bible scholars for centuries because it presumably tells the story of a “witch” calling up the disembodied spirit of the prophet Samuel from the dead.

Adding to the confusion is the fact that it fails to condemn the actions of the witch, and fails to question the authenticity of Samuel’s spirit, leading some scholars to question whether it is really the prophet Samuel or not.

In every usage in the bible, the term “witch” is a negative descriptive.

Typically the term witch refers to a wicked female that conjures up the spirits of the dead with spiritual powers derived through a contract with the devil and by use of a “familiar spirit” or demon as the intermediary for communicating with the dead.

Interestingly, even though countless articles and bible chapter headings refer to the woman in this chapter as “The Witch of Endor” the chapter NEVER even uses the term witch to describe the woman.

The real keyword used in the narrative that leads people to assume that the woman is a witch, is the word “familiar spirit“. Witches work through familiar spirits. A familiar spirit is a demon through which the witch communicates with the spirit world.

The remarkable thing about the narrative in 1 Samuel 28, which is lost on many LDS scholars, is that in the Inspired version of the Bible, the passage wherein the woman fears for her life and asks if a snare is being laid to take away her life, is altered.

In the revised passage, the women with a remarkable spiritual gift differentiates herself from that of a witch by declaring that she does not have or use a “familiar spirit” to call up the dead!

The rest of the narrative is history.. a very misunderstood history of a remarkable event and a remarkable woman.

Joseph Smith Translation
1 Samual 28

9  And the woman said unto him, Behold, thou knowest what Saul hath done, how he hath cut off those that have familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land; wherefore then layest thou a snare for my life, to cause me to die also, who hath not a familiar spirit?

King James Translation
1 Samual 28

9  And the woman said unto him, Behold, thou knowest what Saul hath done, how he hath cut off those that have familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land: wherefore then layest thou a snare for my life, to cause me to die?

Following the declaration that she does not have a familiar spirit, she is assured by Saul who is traveling incognito, that she would not be dealt with like the “witches” had been dealt with.

1 Samuel 28 JST

1Sam 28:1 And it came to pass in those days that the Philistines gathered their armies together for warfare, to fight with Israel. And Achish said unto David, Know thou assuredly that thou shalt go out with me to battle, thou and thy men.

1Sam 28:2 And David said to Achish, Surely thou shalt know what thy servant can do. And Achish said to David, Therefore will I make thee keeper of mine head forever.

1Sam 28:3 Now Samuel was dead, and all Israel had lamented him and buried him in Ramah, even in his own city. And Saul had put away those that had familiar spirits and the wizards out of the land.

1Sam 28:4 And the Philistines gathered themselves together, and came, and pitched in Shunem; and Saul gathered all Israel together, and they pitched in Gilboa.

1Sam 28:5 And when Saul saw the host of the Philistines, he was afraid, and his heart greatly trembled.

1Sam 28:6 And when Saul inquired of the Lord, the Lord answered him not, neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets.

1Sam 28:7 Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me a woman that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go to her and inquire of her. And his servants said to him, Behold, there is a woman that hath a familiar spirit at En-dor.

1Sam 28:8 And Saul disguised himself and put on other raiment, and he went, and two men with him; and they came to the woman by night; and he said, I pray thee, divine unto me by the familiar spirit, and bring me him up whom I shall name unto thee.

1Sam 28:9 And the woman said unto him, Behold, thou knowest what Saul hath done, how he hath cut off those that have familiar spirits and the wizards out of the land. Wherefore then layest thou a snare for my life, to cause me to die also, who hath not a familiar spirit?

1Sam 28:10 And Saul sware to her by the Lord, saying, As the Lord liveth, there shall no punishment happen to thee for this thing.

1Sam 28:11 Then said the woman, The word of whom shall I bring up unto thee? And he said, Bring me up the word of Samuel.

1Sam 28:12 And when the woman saw the words of Samuel, she cried with a loud voice. And the woman spake to Saul, saying, Why hast thou deceived me? For thou art Saul.

1Sam 28:13 And the king said unto her, Be not afraid. For what sawest thou? And the woman said unto Saul, I saw the words of Samuel ascending out of the earth. And she said, I saw Samuel also.

1Sam 28:14 And he said unto her, What form is he of? And she said, I saw an old man coming up, covered with a mantle. And Saul perceived that it was Samuel; and he stooped, his face to the ground, and bowed himself.

1Sam 28:15 And these are the words of Samuel unto Saul: Why hast thou disquieted me, to bring me up?

DISQUIETEDparticiple passive Made uneasy or restless; disturbed; harassed.

And Saul answered, I am sore distressed; for the Philistines make war against me, and God is departed from me and answereth me no more, neither by prophets, nor by dreams; therefore, I have called thee, that thou mayest make known unto me what I shall do.

1Sam 28:16 Then said Samuel, Wherefore then dost thou ask of me, seeing the Lord is departed from thee and is become thine enemy?

1Sam 28:17 And the Lord hath done to him as he spake by me; for the Lord hath rent the kingdom out of thine hand and given it to thy neighbor, even to David,

1Sam 28:18 Because thou obeyedst not the voice of the Lord nor executedst his fierce wrath upon Amalek; therefore hath the Lord done this thing unto thee this day.

1Sam 28:19 Moreover, the Lord will also deliver Israel with thee into the hand of the Philistines; and tomorrow shalt thou and thy sons be with me; the Lord also shall deliver the host of Israel into the hand of the Philistines.

1Sam 28:20 Then Saul fell straightway all along on the earth and was sore afraid because of the
words of Samuel; and there was no strength in him, for he had eaten no bread all the day nor all the night.

1Sam 28:21 And the woman came unto Saul, and saw that he was sore troubled, and said unto him, Behold, thine handmaid hath obeyed thy voice, and I have put my life in my hand and have hearkened unto thy words which thou spakest unto me.

1Sam 28:22 Now, therefore, I pray thee, hearken thou also unto the voice of thine handmaid, and let me set a morsel of bread before thee; and eat, that thou mayest have strength when thou goest on thy way.

1Sam 28:23 But he refused and said, I will not eat. But his servants, together with the woman, compelled him; and he hearkened unto their voice. So he rose from the earth and sat upon the bed.

1Sam 28:24 And the woman had a fat calf in the house; and she hasted, and killed it, and took flour, and kneaded it, and did bake unleavened bread thereof;

1Sam 28:25 And she brought it before Saul and before his servants; and they did eat. Then they rose up and went away that night.

Here are a few questions and definitions to ponder..

What is witchcraft?

WITCHCRAFT, [witch and craft.]

1. The practices of witches; sorcery; enchantments; intercourse with the devil.

What is a witch?

1. A woman who by compact with the devil, practices sorcery or enchantment.

2. A woman who is given to unlawful arts.

Is there anything in the narrative that suggests that the women in the narrative had a compact with the devil?

No. in fact, just the opposite.

A witch is someone that has a familiar spirit which is a demon through which the witch communicates with the spirit world. Yet the woman in the narrative did not have a familiar spirit.

nounfamiliar spirit

  1. a demon supposedly attending and obeying a witch, often said to assume the form of an animal.

In the Joseph Smith Translation the so-called witch of Endor actually denied having a familiar spirit

“Wherefore then layest thou a snare for my life, to cause me to die also, who hath not a familiar spirit?”

What is “enchantment”?

ENCH’ANTMENT, noun The act of producing certain wonderful effects by the invocation or aid of demons, or the agency of certain supposed spirits; the use of magic arts, spells or charms; incantation.

The magicians of Egypt did so with their enchantments. Exodus 7:11.

What is a “demon”?

According to Websters 1828

The demons of the New Testament were supposed to be spiritual beings which vexed and tormented men. And in general, the word, in modern use, signifies an evil spirit or genius, which influences the conduct or directs the fortunes of mankind.

Did the spirit of Samuel try to influence the conduct and fortunes of men or influence Saul to fight for not fight the army of the enemy?

No. The Prophet Samuel simply prophesied what would happen to Saul and his army.

Was the spirit that the woman called up an “evil spirit” or “evil genius” ?

I don’t see anything to suggest that the spirit was evil.

What is Sorcery?

SOR’CERYnoun Magic; enchantment; witchcraft; divination b[y] the assistance of evil spirits, or the power of commanding evil spirits. Adder’s wisdom I have learn’d to fence my ears against the sorceries.

Was the spirit who is claimed to be Samuel the prophet actually Samuel the Prophet?

Yes. The narrative suggests that it was. It never challenges the claim that it was the spirit of Samuel the Prophet.

Is it possible that there are women with spiritual gifts that can call up disembodied spirits rather than demons?

The narrative suggests that there are.

Can they do what they do, without the aid of a familiar spirit or demon?

The narrative suggests that they can.

Was the woman practicing necromancy?

What is necromancy

NECROMANCYnoun [Gr. Dead, and divination.]

1. The art of revealing future events by means of a pretended communication with the dead. This imposture is prohibited. Deuteronomy 18:1.

The narrative characterizes the event as being authentic, not a pretended fabrication.

Was Saul a righteous or wicked king?

Wicked.

Did the spirit of Samuel give Saul the advice he was asking for?

No.

NO advice was given.

Samuel the prophet simply prophesies accurately about what would happen to Saul and his army because of his previous transgression in having refused the commandment of God to destroy Amalek which was a wicked nation described in the Hebrew Bible as a staunch enemy of the Israelites?

Based on the inspired changes that Joseph Smith made in the Inspired Version of the Bible, I believe this chapter proves that the woman in Endor was not a witch, rather, she was a righteous woman who had been blessed with a spiritual gift of being able to communicate with disembodied spirits, without having to use a familiar spirit as an intermediary.


The Lost Ways

May 9, 2022

Someone sent me a pdf of this book


The Lost Ways is meant to give people the power of survival through traditional pioneer methods in case of mass power disruptions, supply chain breakdown, economic collapse, war, etc. “What would you do if tomorrow you couldn’t purchase anything?” How to live without a fridge, stay warm, make beer, and many more crucial life necessities.

Here is a wee smattering of a few gems contained within:

How to Build a Self-feeding Fire

-Civil War Survival Food: How to Make Hardtack Biscuits

-Delicious Recipes Using Cattails “The Delicacy of the Swamp”

-How the Pioneers Made Their Smokehouses

-Make Candles & Glue Out of Pine Resin

-Herbal Poultice to Heal Wounds

-Making a Compass

-Using the Stars

-How to Make Gunpowder

Click on the above graphic to get the pdf of the book.

A few other tidbits below

https://bondsforthewin.com/#

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Frankly.. Part 7

April 28, 2022

“Frankly, there’s nothing that I have read or listened to from you which would invite a well-reasoned dispute with you” Part 1

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One of the most bizarre teachings in Mormonism is the teaching that the Book of Mormon is the “Stick of Ephraim” that Ezekiel spoke of in Ezekiel 37.

16 Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions:

In this post I will show why I believe the Stick of Ephraim represents a canon of scripture which is written primarily to the tribe of Joseph, and secondly for the benefit of “all the House of Israel, his companions“. In other words, I will show why I believe the Stick of Ephraim is the Doctrine and Covenants, not the Book of Mormon.

Clearly, this is my speculation. Everyone should do their own prayerful research.

I have a reader of this blog that claims there is no historical evidence to suggest that the word “stick” is ever used to refer to a “book” or “canon of scripture”.

I agree with him.

However, since he cannot show more a more plausible interpretation of what the word stick refers to in Ezekial 37, and since Joseph claimed to be unfolding a mystery when he made the claim that the word stick refers to a canon of scripture, I have chosen to accept Joseph Smith’s interpretation until further light can overturn the interpretation.

From the very early days of my journey in studying the gospel and the history of the church, I would have a visceral reaction and a feeling of uncomfortableness whenever the Book of Mormon was referred to as the Stick of Ephraim.

This made no sense; it was a conundrum to me.

It seemed like a contradiction in terms. Why would the Book of Mormon which is a record of the descendants of Joseph and Manasseh be called the stick of Ephraim?

Could the Book of Mormon be called the Stick of Joseph?

Yes.

Could the Book of Mormon be called the Stick, or Record of Manassah?

Yes.

Does it make sense to call the Book of Mormon the Stick, or Record of Ephraim.

No!

I realize that this teaching about the Book of Mormon being the stick of Ephraim took root very early in the restoration movement, primarily because of a passage in Section 27.

Some might argue that it was endorsed and promoted by Joseph Smith in statements he made.

However, I have attempted to research the places where Joseph Smith supposedly referred to the Book of Mormon as the Stick of Ephraim and I can not find anything authoritative and definitive.

I did find a statement in the history of the church that was made in the first person of Joseph Smith even though it was someone else making the statement. Apparently, this was a common practice by some of the early historians, in an effort to provide historical continuity and credibility when speaking of historical events and doctrinal pronouncements. I find it repugnant.

I feel so strongly about this issue, that even if Joseph Smith had taught it, I would still take issue with it.

Why?

Because I always go with the established word of God over the words of living or dead prophets if they contradict scripture.

The standard works that have been sustained by the Law of Common Consent and by the Lord Himself in revelation, always trump all other conflicting commentators regardless of what their real or imagined position of authority is.

The hard fact is that human beings who are divinely inspired can make mistakes and sometimes have personal opinions that are wrong.

I realize that this concept makes some Mormons very uncomfortable. Although they give lip-service to the doctrine of fallibility publicly, secretly, they believe in infallibility of the Lord’s “prophets”.

Unwavering faith in human priesthood authority is largely why the modern church is in the state of apostasy it is in right now.

The Doctrine and Covenants Contains Sealed Mysteries

In this series I have pointed out that God has locked up many mysteries in the Doctrine and Covenants. Some have already been revealed by those that search the scriptures. Others will ultimately be revealed when the “first Laborers of the Last Kingdom” return to unfold and expound upon the remaining mysteries.

Some of the meanings behind some of the mysteries in the Doctrine and Covenants are locked up because of what seems like cryptic and confusing wording.

I bring this point up because one of the grand mysteries that we are covering in this series, is the final role of the of the Doctrine and Covenants and how it influences our interpretation and understanding of the prophecies and doctrines found in the Bible and Book of Mormon.

In this post I am suggesting that even the Doctrine and Covenants itself is shrouded in mystery, and intentionally hard to identify in ancient scripture.

The true identity of the stick of Ephraim has been a mystery that has been kept secret from most Latter day Saints.

Let us begin our investigation of this topic by reviewing the ancient passages in Ezekiel that speak of the Stick of Ephraim and then we will deconstruct what is being said:

15 ¶ The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,

16 Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions:

17 And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand.

18 ¶ And when the children of thy people shall speak unto thee, saying, Wilt thou not shew us what thou meanest by these?

19 Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand.

20 ¶ And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand before their eyes.

21 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land:

22 And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all:

Here are some questions to ask and things to ponder as you parse the above passages.

Is the text speaking of two sticks or three sticks?

I would submit that three sticks are mentioned.

  • The Stick of Judah
  • The Stick of Joseph
  • The stick of Ephraim

The modern church and virtually all other branches of the LDS restoration teach that the terms “Stick of Joseph” and “Stick of Ephraim” in the above passages are synonymous.

But are they?

I suppose it could be interpreted that way but is there anything in the text the definitively declares that they are synonymous?

I don’t think so.

Is there a reason to believe they are not synonymous and that the Stick of Joseph and the Stick of Ephraim represent two different and distinct sticks, or canons of scripture?

Yes.

Common sense tells you that the stick of Joseph could be identifying a larger demographic within Israel while the Stick of Ephriam would be identifying a smaller sub-demographic within Israel.

Another more powerful evidence is provided by visiting other ancient texts that are addressing the same topic.

2nd Nephi 29 in the Book of Mormon clearly explains that there are at least three canons of scripture .

Here are the passages from that text with interpretive clarifications that I inserted from a blog post article I wrote about 13 years ago.

“For behold, I shall speak unto the Jews and they shall write it; [Bible]

and I shall also speak unto the Nephites and they shall write it; [Book of Mormon]

and I shall also speak unto the other tribes of the house of Israel, which I have led away, [Gentile Church of the Restoration from the Kirtland period, descending from Pilgrims who were Ephraimites] and they shall write it; [The revelations Joseph Smith brought forth ]

and I shall also speak unto all nations of the earth [converts coming into Nauvoo from the establishment of foreign missions who were the outcasts of Israel and the dispersed of Judah] and they shall write it. [The revelations that Joseph Smith brought forth]

 13 And it shall come to pass that the Jews shall have the words of the Nephites, and the Nephites shall have the words of the Jews; and the Nephites and the Jews shall have the words of the lost tribes of Israel; and the lost tribes of Israel shall have the words of the Nephites and the Jews.”

In the above text, the Book of Commandments and the Doctrine and Covenants could be considered to be one record
or two, depending on how you interpret the passages.

The summary of what was being said in the above passages lists three tribal demographics associated with three books of scripture; the book of the Jews, the Book of the Nephites, and the Book of the Lost Tribes of Israel (saints of the restoration).

I realize that many readers of this blog are going to reject the notion that the believing gentiles that became Latter day Saints during the Kirtland era of the restoration, and the other remnants of Israel that began gathering into the church during the Nauvoo era, are classed from among the “lost tribes”.

But frankly, those remnants had been mingled among the gentiles and had clearly lost their tribal identity until the Lord revealed by revelation that they were of the tribe of Israel.

Is that not the personification of what lost tribes are?

In section 103 the Lord told the saints of the restoration that these believing gentiles were of the House of Israel:

17 For ye are the children of Israel, and of the seed of Abraham, and ye must needs be led out of bondage by power, and with a stretched-out arm.

In section 109 He informs the saints that they are of the tribe of Jacob, but are identified
among the Gentiles.

60 Now these words, O Lord, we have spoken before thee, concerning the revelations and commandments which thou hast given unto us, who are identified with the Gentiles.

61 But thou knowest that thou hast a great love for the children of Jacob, who have been scattered upon the mountains for a long time, in a cloudy and dark day.

For the purposes of this discussion, the point is that the above clarification from 2nd Nephi 29, appears to be speaking about the same topic as Ezekiel 37 and it provides evidence that Ezekiel was speaking about three canons of scripture, not just two.

He was identifying the Stick of Judah, the stick of Joseph and the stick of Ephraim as separate and distinct canons of scripture.

2nd Nephi 29 is one of several reasons why I believe that the Ezekiel is identifying three canons of scripture, not two.

The Joseph the Seer Prophecy

Yet another prophetic witness that Ezekiel is referring to three canons of scripture, is found in the Joseph the Seer narrative in 2nd Nephi 3.

In it, once again we find at least three canons of scripture being mentioned as an outgrowth of Joseph Smith’s work.

Again I am taking the liberty of inserting clarifying text:

11 But a seer will I raise up out of the fruit of thy loins; and unto him will I give power to bring forth my word unto the seed of thy loins (The revelations Joseph Smith received)—and not to the bringing forth my word only, saith the Lord, but to the convincing them of my word, which shall have already gone forth among them. (referring to when the revelations Joseph Smith initially brought forth will become relevant and understood at a later time. )

12 Wherefore, the fruit of thy loins shall write (The Book of Mormon and revelations Joseph Smith brought forth)
; and the
fruit of the loins of Judah shall write; (The Bible) and that which shall be written by the fruit of thy loins, and also that which shall be written by the fruit of the loins of Judah, shall grow together, unto the confounding of false doctrines and laying down of contentions, and establishing peace among the fruit of thy loins, and bringing them to the knowledge of their fathers in the latter days, and also to the knowledge of my covenants, saith the Lord.

The prophetic narrative in 2nd Nephi 3 reveals the coming forth of three books of scripture.

My words: The revelations Joseph brought forth which is written by the fruits of the loins of Joseph

The Book of Mormon: Written also by the fruit of the loins of Joseph

The Bible: Written by the fruit of the loins of Judah

Once again, we have ancient scripture detailing three separate and distinct canons of scripture. And it reminds us that that both the Book of Mormon and the Doctrine and Covenants were written by two separate strands of the loins of Joseph.

The prophetic narratives in 2nd Nephi 3 and 2nd Nephi 29 represent two independent scriptural witnesses that Ezekiel is speaking of three canons of scripture.

2nd Nephi 3 informs us that Joseph Smith is a type of Moses. This means that he not only was a seer who translated ancient plates, such as the Book of Mormon and the Inspired translation of the Bible, he was also acting as the mouth piece of God,
bringing forth new scripture to latter day Israel, just as Moses did to ancient Israel .

Please remember that it is the bringing forth of “my wordthat will have previously gone forth among the people when the servants return back into the vineyard, that Joseph Smith and his fellows will use to CONVINCE the fruit of Joseph’s loins of the gospel and the gathering.

Confounding of False Doctrines

The Joseph the Seer narrative reminds us that ultimately all of the canons of scripture will “grow together unto the confounding of false doctrines and laying down of contentions, and establishing peace among the fruit of thy loins, and bringing them to the knowledge of their fathers in the latter days, and also to the knowledge of my covenants, saith the Lord.” 2nd Nephi 3:12-13)

Did that ever take place during Joseph’s ministry?

Obviously not.

If anything, his ministry created even more confusion, contention, and controversy and the restoration movement, after falling into apostasy, scattered the remnants that he had begun trying to restore to the knowledge of their fathers and gather.

Now that we have the testimony from other ancient scripture that Ezekiel was referencing three different and distinct Sticks, or “books”, we must ask the question, what exactly did Joseph Smith actually teach about this prophecy in Ezekiel?

I have actually found a credible historical document that can legitimately be attributed to Joseph and Sidney Rigdon which I believe sheds much light on this topic.

The Gentile Saints were from Ephraim
The Seed of Lehi are from Menasseh

The following transcript is taken from a letter that Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon sent to Stephen Post on September 17, 1838.

It appears from the content of the letter that Post had been in communication with the prophet and was asking Joseph to reveal what Ezekiel was speaking about regarding the Stick of Joseph in the hand of Ephraim.

This was Joseph’s response:

“As to the Stick of Joseph in the hand of Ephraim, I will merely say suppose yourself to be an Ephraimite, and suppose all this church to be, of the blood of Ephraim and the book of Mormon to be a record of Manasseh which would of course [be a re]cord of Joseph, Then suppose you being an Ephraimite, Should take the record of Joseph in your hand, would not then the stick of Joseph of Joseph be in the hand of Ephraim. solve this mistery and se[e].


Joseph Smith was solving a great mystery having to do with the interpretation of the Stick of Joseph in the hand of Ephraim, mentioned in the Book of Ezekiel.

Joseph once made the following comment in a sermon he gave in Nauvoo:

“..it has always been my province to dig up hidden mysteries, new things, for my hearers..” (JosephSmithPapers)

Truly Joseph did reveal many mysteries, however he also kept many of them secret. He also made the following declaration:

“The reason we do not have the secrets of the Lord revealed unto us, is because we do not keep them, but reveal them; we do not keep our own secrets, but reveal our difficulties to the world, even to our enemies, then how would we keep the secrets of the Lord? ‘I can keep a secret till Doomsday’

[Editorial Note: My biggest regret with this blog is that I have talked about secrets that have been plagiarized and bastardized by many of the false teachers and false prophets that are currently arising in this generation.

I feel that I have been inspired to share my findings, but I must confess, it is disconcerting to see what conspiring men are doing with some of the information I have shared. Nevertheless, it was prophesied that this very thing would happen and that the deception would be so great that the very elect would be deceived is possible.

There is a delusional person in Utah Valley that is teaching many of the concepts about doctrine, history and prophecy that he acquired from my body of work. Some of the concepts he teaches correctly and some of them he bastardizes to fit his agenda. He leads people to think that the information he speaks about has been revealed to him via his revelatory experiences rather than from plagiarism]

I agree with the grand secrets Joseph Smith shared with Stephen Post.

What he said makes sense and it squares with scripture.

He revealed that the Book of Mormon is the record of Manasseh one of the sons of Joseph.

Since Manasseh is a descendent of Joseph, the Book of Mormon would also be a record of Joseph.

However in the letter to Stephen Post, Joseph reveals that the believing Gentiles of the Kirtland era were of Ephraim!

That is a fact that is not clearly revealed in the scriptures Joseph brought forth. In fact, it was rarely ever spoken about among the saints. It is one of the many mysteries of the latter day saint restoration movement.

After revealing that the Gentiles saints were of Ephraim, Joseph Smith says nothing about the Book of Mormon being the stick of Ephraim, rather, he clarifies that the seed of Lehi was from Manassah, not Ephraim!

Ezekiel was speaking about three separates “Sticks” or canons of scripture.

Since the Gentile Saints of the restoration represented Ephraim, holding the Stick of Joseph (book of Mormon) in their hands, then it stands to reason that the stick or record of Ephraim would we a separate record having to do with the Ephraimite saints of the restoration!

It would obviously be the canonized revelations Joseph Smith received about Ephraimite Gentiles Saints of the restoration.

A record, or history of the Ephraimite saints of the restored church is canonized in the scriptures that Joseph Smith brought forth.

Joseph was revealing the grand mystery that the first laborers of the last kingdom and their brethren of the restoration represented the tribe of Ephraim and that they were using the Book of Mormon which is a record of Joseph to use in missionary work to further God’s work.

Notice the amazing narrative in section 133 which addresses the interrelationship of Judah, the lost tribes, and Ephraim

25 And the Lord, even the Savior, shall stand in the midst of his people, and shall reign over all flesh.

26 And they who are in the north countries shall come in remembrance before the Lord; and their prophets shall hear his voice, and shall no longer stay themselves; and they shall smite the rocks, and the ice shall flow down at their presence.

27 And an highway shall be cast up in the midst of the great deep.

28 Their enemies shall become a prey unto them,

29 And in the barren deserts there shall come forth pools of living water; and the parched ground shall no longer be a thirsty land.

30 And they shall bring forth their rich treasures unto the children of Ephraim, my servants.

31 And the boundaries of the everlasting hills shall tremble at their presence.

32 And there shall they fall down and be crowned with glory, even in Zion, by the hands of the servants of the Lord, even the children of Ephraim.

33 And they shall be filled with songs of everlasting joy.

34 Behold, this is the blessing of the everlasting God upon the tribes of Israel, and the richer blessing upon the head of Ephraim and his fellows.

35 And they also of the tribe of Judah, after their pain, shall be sanctified in holiness before the Lord, to dwell in his presence day and night, forever and ever.

All of the various tribes of Israel will be crowned by the servants of the Lord who are of Ephraim.

The true identity of God’s end times Ephraimite servants has largely been kept secret. Joseph Smith was told by God that his lineage had been kept secret from the world:

8 Therefore, thus saith the Lord unto you, with whom the priesthood hath continued through the lineage of your fathers—

9 For ye are lawful heirs, according to the flesh, and have been hid
from the world with Christ in God—

10 Therefore your life and the priesthood have remained, and must needs remain through you and your lineage until the restoration of all things spoken by the mouths of all the holy prophets since the world began.

11 Therefore, blessed are ye if ye continue in my goodness, a light unto the Gentiles, and through this priesthood, a savior unto my people Israel. The Lord hath said it. Amen.

The Holy Ephraimite seed has been hid from the world.

The Lord has also mysteriously low-keyed the role of the revelations Joseph brought forth through cryptic wording in the scriptures, and yet, if you search deep enough, knowing what you are looking for, you can easily substantiate this narrative.

Notice how Hosea prophetically identifies the “law of God” as being written to Ephraim during their time of apostasy in both ancient times as well as during the Kirtland era:

11 Because Ephraim hath made many altars to sin, altars shall be unto him to sin.

12 I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a strange thing.

13 They sacrifice flesh for the sacrifices of mine offerings, and eat it; but the LORD accepteth them not; now will he remember their iniquity, and visit their sins: they shall return to Egypt.

14 For Israel hath forgotten his Maker, and buildeth temples; and Judah hath multiplied fenced cities: but I will send a fire upon his cities, and it shall devour the palaces thereof.

Incredible.

During Ephraim’s apostasy and their altars to sin, the great things of the law were given. But they were counted a strange thing. They were taken lightly. This observation is repeated in modern revelation:

5 And all they who receive the oracles 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 rains descend, and beat upon their house.

Notwithstanding the apostasy they were in, the Ephraimite laborers just kept on seeking out Israel and growing the latter day kingdom… and in their apostate condition Hosea informs us that latter day Israel simply “buildeth temples“.

Building Temples has become the poster child of the latter day apostate church!

The idolatry of temple building and temple worship fueled by a false masonic endowment is how the modern church preaches another gospel and retains it’s members.

The Book of Jeremiah warns how God’s ancient and latter day apostate people always make temple worship an idolatrous undertaking:

3 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place.

4 Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, are these.

Ok, having made my case for why the Stick of Ephraim refers to the canonized revelations that Joseph Smith brought forth rather than the Book of Mormon, lets now parse through the modern revelation that has caused all of the confusion.

It is found in section 27 of the Doctrine and Covenants.

To set the stage, I want to show one of the many ways that I believe God conceals his secrets in scripture, from those that take the scriptures lightly.

For lack of better terminology, I believe God inserts textual sub-narratives within textual primary narratives to disguise the primary point. The sub-texts or sub-narratives usually distract the reader from noticing the conclusion of the primary topic.

Here is a textbook example of this principle out of section 85. The sub-narrative is highlighted in yellow:

It is contrary to the will and commandment of God that those who receive not their inheritance by consecration, agreeable to his law, which he has given, that he may tithe his people, to prepare them against the day of vengeance and burning, should have their names enrolled with the people of God. Neither is their genealogy to be kept, or to be had where it may be found on any of the records or history of the church. D&C 85:3-4

This is what the passage looks like with the sub-narrative removed:

It is contrary to the will and commandment of God that those who receive not their inheritance by consecration agreeable to his law, which he has given, should have their names enrolled with the people of God. Neither is their genealogy to be kept, or to be had where it may be found on any of the records or history of the church. D&C 85:3-4


If latter day Saints knew how to read the above passages, they would realize that they have been forbidden from doing genealogy work until they have received their inheritance by consecration.

Sadly there are no people living today in the modern church who have received their inheritance by consecration. For that reason, there are no people on the earth who currently have their names enrolled with the people of God on the earth, as of yet. Further, no one is justified in doing work for the dead.

Those types of passages that mingle sub-narratives within primary narratives are all over in the scriptures, concealing mysteries.

Another great example of this principle is narratives within narratives is found in section 84. Verse 3 begins speaking about the temple lot in the state of Missouri. However a sneaky topic change takes place beginning in verse 4 through part of verse 6 which begins to prophesy of the rearing of the Kirtland Temple in that generation that Joseph Smith was living in. If you are not paying attention, you miss the fact that the Kirtland Temple is being prophesied of in verses 4-6.

During verse 6, a new subtext then takes the mind of the reader off of the topic of the Kirtland Temple by providing critical information about priesthood. Finally, verse 31 picks up where verse 6 left off and the topic of the Kirtland Temple is once again addressed:

4 Verily this is the word of the Lord, that the city New Jerusalem shall be built by the gathering of the saints, beginning at this place, [Kirtland Ohio] even the place of the temple, which temple [the Kirtland Temple] shall be reared in this generation.

5 For verily this generation shall not all pass away until an house shall be built unto the Lord, and a cloud shall rest upon it, which cloud shall be even the glory of the Lord, which shall fill the house.

6 And the sons of Moses, according to the Holy Priesthood..

31 Therefore, as I said concerning the sons of Moses—for the sons of Moses and also the sons of Aaron shall offer an acceptable offering and sacrifice in the house of the Lord, which house shall be built unto the Lord in this generation, upon the consecrated spot as I have appointed—

32 And the sons of Moses and of Aaron shall be filled with the glory of the Lord, upon Mount Zion in the Lord’s house, whose sons are ye; and also many whom I have called and sent forth to build up my church.

As you can see, the Lord is revealing that the building of the Kirtland Temple and an offering that would be made in it by the Sons of Moses and Aaron, represents the “acceptable offering” that would be made in that generation.

Was the Kirtland Temple completed in that generation?

Yes.

Did the Sons of Moses and Aaron offer up an offering that was accepted by the Lord?

Yes.

You can read about visitation behind the veil in which Joseph and Oliver petitioned the Lord and had His glory rest upon them, as their offering was accepted by the Lord.

It is in section 110

7 For behold, I have accepted this house, and my name shall be here; and I will manifest myself to my people in mercy in this house.

8 Yea, I will appear unto my servants, and speak unto them with mine own voice, if my people will keep my commandments, and do not pollute this holy house.

9 Yea the hearts of thousands and tens of thousands shall greatly rejoice in consequence of the blessings which shall be poured out, and the endowment with which my servants have been endowed in this house.

10 And the fame of this house shall spread to foreign lands; and this is the beginning of the blessing which shall be poured out upon the heads of my people. Even so. Amen.

Clearly the offering was accepted and the blessings pertaining to the offering were to be primarily poured out in the future. IN the third watch.

What about the SACRIFICE that was to be offered up in the Kirtland Temple?

Yes.

It is a little known fact that an animal blood sacrifice was offered up in the Kirtland Temple. At least this is according to the journal entry of Wandle Mase. Others believe this blood sacrifice will be a future event.

But I digress.

I simply wanted to show how passages of scripture can cryptically embed truths using subtexts that distract the mind from the primary text.

With this realization, lets now review the passages in section 27 which conceal a great secret by using a sub-narrative in the text to distract.

Again, the sub-narrative will be highlighted:

5 Behold, this is wisdom in me; wherefore, marvel not, for the hour cometh that I will drink of the fruit of the vine with you on the earth, and with Moroni, whom I have sent unto you to reveal the Book of Mormon, containing the fulness of my everlasting gospel, to whom I have committed the keys of the record of the stick of Ephraim;

Ok, now lets delete the sub-narrative:

5 Behold, this is wisdom in me; wherefore, marvel not, for the hour cometh that I will drink of the fruit of the vine with you on the earth, to whom I have committed the keys of the record of the stick of Ephraim;

Bingo.

Although it is Moroni that revealed the Book of Mormon containing the fulness of the Gospel. It is Joseph Smith that holds the keys of the record of the Stick of Ephraim!

This is consistent with the other passages in the section which associate each person with a role they have played.

Notice how the holding of the keys of the Stick of Ephraim match up with other passages that identify Joseph as holding the keys to the revelations given to the Gentile Ephraimite Saints:

6 And thou shalt not command him [Joseph Smith] who is at thy head, and at the head of the church;

7 For I have given him the keys of the mysteries, and the revelations which are sealed, until I shall appoint unto them another in his stead. (D&C 28:6-7 See also D&C

Once a person interprets what is being said in those passages, the veiled message in section 27 is totally congruent with all of the other supporting evidence and everything falls into place.

Before we leave this topic, and the notion that the Book of Mormon is the Stick of Ephraim, there is another elephant in the room to take into consideration.

The Book of Mormon Virtually Never Speaks of Ephraim

The Book of Mormon NEVER refers to itself as the Stick or Book of Ephraim, nor does it even appear to imply that the seed of Lehi were from the tribe of Ephraim!

As Joseph Smith pointed out, the Book of Mormon identifies the seed of Lehi as being from Manasseh.

A keyword search of the word Ephraim in the Book of Mormon brings up a grand total of 9 times that the word shows up.

8 of those references simply come from Isaiah chapters in the Book of Mormon.

The only other reference is to a hill named the “hill Ephraim“. (see Ether 7:9)

It is pretty unremarkable how prolific the term Ephraim is in the Book of Mormon.

There is absolutely no hint of a reference in the Book of Mormon as to why the Book of Mormon would be called the Stick of Ephraim.

As you can see, the Doctrine and Covenants not only contains words with sealed meanings, even the Book itself is cleverly hidden in scripture as the Stick of Ephraim.

In the last episode I mentioned that Joseph Smith withheld the Doctrine and Covenants from the world. I meant to cover that topic in this post but felt I should address the Stick of Ephraim topic.

Is there any evidence to support my claim that Joseph withheld the Doctrine and Covenants from the World?

We will address this issue in the next episode

 


Man Among the Gentiles – Final

April 15, 2022

Pastor Robert Hunt

Youtube version read by Mrs. Watcher Link

One of the great Christians to have an impact on the New World is Pastor Robert Hunt.

The 400 year prophecy in the Old Testament, which apparently also shows up in the 1st Nephi 13-14 narrative, appears to have a starting point having to do with the arrival of Christian Gentiles to the New World.

A strong case could be made for the year 1607 when the venerable Pastor Robert Hunt arrived in the promised land from England and dedicated the land to Jesus Christ

Pastor Hunt’s group were among the very first Christian Gentiles to come to the shores of America and they were God fearing Christians with good intent. They actually made a covenant and dedicated this land and themselves, to raise up Godly generations that would take the gospel of Jesus Christ to all the earth. Here is a quote from an article on the Internet. (obviously you should do your own research):

“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.”

If the man among the gentiles that Nephi speaks of, is a gentile, Pastor Hunt is a likely candidate in my opinion. This is because Hunt’s primary focus was on taking the gospel message to the world and his missionary efforts obviously had an impact on the seed of the seed of Lehi.

Clearly Pastor John Hunt and the year 1607 must be seriously considered when researching and pondering the prophecy about the man among the gentiles.

The arrival of Christianity to America in 1607 seems to place the arrival of Roger Williams even further out of the prophetic narrative as a possible candidate for the “man among the gentiles“.

Adding 400 years to that date takes us to the financial meltdown that took place in 2007-8 which seems rather a rather remarkable coincidence if it is not prophetic.

However an even more compelling case that needs to be considered when looking for the starting point of the 400 year prophecy is the arrival of the Puritan Pilgrims on the Mayflower in 1620.

The Mayflower Compact


Christian Puritans known today as the “Pilgrims from England” sailed to the “new world” of America in 1620.

These Puritans signed a “compact” as a promise to bring “glory to God AND “advancement of the Christian Faith” as their primary purpose to plant a colony in the foreign land of what would be called America

COMPACT, noun An agreement; a contract between parties; a word that may be applied, in a general sense, to any covenant or contract between individuals; but it is more generally applied to agreements between nations and states, as treaties and confederacies. So the constitution of the United States is a political contract between the States; a national compact Or the word is applied to the agreement of the individuals of a community. (1828 Websters Dictionary)


According to some accounts, it would be on December 21 1620 that these Puritans would actually drop anchor at the tip of Cape Cod and rest their feet on dry ground.

If in fact the man that Nephi saw in vision was a Christian Gentile, we would need to seriously consider the profiles and contributions of the Puritan Fathers that were on the Mayflower when it arrived in 1620.

There are two reasons that I lean more towards 1620 over 1607 as the starting date of the 400 year prophecy.

One, is that while Pastor Hunt was a very good man, he was essentially promoting Protestantism. The Puritans on the other hand, were sincerely trying to duplicate or restore biblical Christianity.

PU’RITANnoun [from pure.] A dissenter from the church of England. The puritans were so called in derision, on account of their professing to follow the pure word of God, in opposition to all traditions and human constitutions.

To me, it is very significant that the Puritans were earnestly striving to live the pure doctrine of Christ to the best of their abilities as set forth in the New Testament. They were essentially doing what Sidney Rigdon and his congregation was doing when they found the restored gospel. In that sense, the Puritans were acting as a forerunner to the restored gospel, just as Sidney Rigdon had been a forerunner of the gospel.

The second reason I lean towards 1620 as the starting point for the 400 year prophecy is because I find the end completion point of 2020 to be much more compelling that the ending point of 2007. This is because the magnitude of the calamity in 2020 dwarfs the magnitude of the calamity that took place in 2007.

Nevertheless, I find it remarkable that significant calamities happened at the end of both timeframes.

In 2007 we had a huge financial crisis which almost collapsed our financial system. Nevertheless, that calamity pales in comparison to the calamity that began taking place in 2020 and the financial calamity and reset that is growing out of it.

In 2020 the globalist cabal began the sca*m-demi*c and associated de*ath shot.

So, the sixty four dollar question would be, which years represent the beginning and the end of the prophetic narrative?

My money is on the years 1620 ……… 2020.

In the preface of the Doctrine and Covenants, the Lord makes the following declaration:

17 Wherefore, I the Lord, knowing the calamity which should come upon the inhabitants of the earth, called upon my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., and spake unto him from heaven, and gave him commandments;

18 And also gave commandments to others, that they should proclaim these things unto the world; and all this that it might be fulfilled, which was written by the prophets—

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—

The calamity spoken of above is a global calamity, not just a national calamity. We are witnessing the beginning of world-wide Genocide. Our water, food and air has all been poisoned by a global cabal of luciferins.

The only thing that can save Gods people is divine intervention. The weak things of the world are going to come forth and break down the mighty and strong ones.

The same revelation identified who God’s end time servants are and promised that they would return to seal up the wicked.

This same CALAMITY is spoken of in the dedicatory prayer of the Kirtland Temple.

45 We know that thou hast spoken by the mouth of thy prophets terrible things concerning the wicked, in the last days—that thou wilt pour out thy judgments, without measure;

46 Therefore, O Lord, deliver thy people from the calamity of the wicked; enable thy servants to seal up the law, and bind up the testimony, that they may be prepared against the day of burning.

We are now witnessing the “terrible things“. God’s “judgements” are being poured out upon the wicked. God is using the global secret combination to create this terrible “calamity” that the world is currently experiencing.

For those reasons, I believe the beginning point of the prophetic 400 year timeline begins in 1607 and ended in 2020. 2020 began the great calamity spoken of in scripture.

Hence, if the man that Nephi saw was a gentile, the most likely candidate would have been among the Mayflower Puritans.

Three of the most likely candidates on the Mayflower in my opinion would be John Carver, William Brewster, and William Bradford:

William Brewster was the highest-ranking layperson of the congregation and would be their designated spiritual leader in the New World… Brewster became the senior elder, and so served as the religious leader of the colony; in the colony, he became a separatist leader and preacher, and eventually, as an adviser to Governor William Bradford.

John Carver: Carver seems to have been elected governor of the Mayflower for the duration of the Atlantic crossingHe is credited with writing the Mayflower Compact and was its first signer, and he was also the first governor of Plymouth Colony.

William Bradford became the second governor of the Plymouth Colony… He served as Governor for many years, gaining re-election time and time again, and played a huge part in gaining the trust of the Native Americans – which led to what became the first Thanksgiving in 1623… William Bradford penned the following immortal words “Just as one small candle may light a thousand, so the light here kindled hath shone unto many.”

I think those brethren were noble men and I think their timing in arriving at the promised land among the first gentiles qualifies them as possible candidates even though none of them seems to stand out from the others from what I can tell.

They, along with Pastor John Hunt would be among the most likely candidates if the man we are looking for was a Gentile.

However, as I have studied the prophecy, I must admit that I am not convinced that the “man among the gentileswas a gentile!

The next sixty four dollar question is, who would be the man among the gentiles that Nephi saw in vision that emerges in or around the year 1620 having to do with the Gentiles that are coming to the New World?

Was it John Robinson, William Brewster, William Bradford, John Carver or another Christian Gentile of that timeframe?

Again, in my view, the year 1620 is the obvious beginning point to be focused on.

According to the prophecy in 1 Nephi 13-14 it is at the time when there are wars and rumors of wars and the wrath of God is poured out upon the great and abominable church, that the work of the father begins:

16 And as there began to be wars and rumors of wars among all the nations which belonged to the mother of abominations, the angel spake unto me, saying: Behold, the wrath of God is upon the mother of harlots; and behold, thou seest all these things—

17 And when the day cometh that the wrath of God is poured out upon the mother of harlots, which is the great and abominable church of all the earth, whose founder is the devil, then, at that day, the work of the Father shall commence, in preparing the way for the fulfilling of his covenants, which he hath made to his people who are of the house of Israel.

Have we reached the end of the four hundred years that Father Abraham saw in his trance?

Is the pandemic and the vaccine and the financial distress and the oppression that began in 2020 and all of the other signs of the times that we are witnessing, including the escalating war in Ukraine a sign that the wrath of God is upon the gentiles?

Does this mean that the time of our deliverance is near?

Those of you who still skeptical about a grand global conspiracy might be interested in listening to the testimony of experts around the world who are testifying at the Global Grand Jury

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

There is now evidence that our food supplies and water supplies are being poisoned as well. Indeed toxic substances are even airborne.

So who was the man among the gentiles that emerges and has a profound impact on the Christian Gentiles coming to America?

I have had some readers share their speculations with me.


One person suggested John Bunyan. Another suggested Lief Ericson and yet another suggested John Howland.

Ok, now I want to think out of the box and suggest that the man among the gentiles is not even a gentile!

From studying this prophecy, I believe the man among the gentiles was not a Gentile.

I believe the narrative that Nephi gives, he had been “separated” from his brethren by the many waters which would make him from the seed of Lehi.

I believe he returned to his brethren after being separated by the many waters.

I believe this man among the Gentiles was a Christian from the seed of Lehi.


I believe he played a huge role in helping the Christian Gentiles when they arrived in the New World.

I suspect many of you have already figured out who I think it is from the hits I gave in the last episode.

Look again at the following passages and hyperfocus on the terms “man among” and “separated from” while forgetting about preconceived notions that you have inherited from the false traditions of your fathers:

“11 And it came to pass that the angel said unto me: Behold the wrath of God is upon the seed of thy brethren.

12 And I looked and beheld a man among the Gentiles, who was separated from the seed of my brethren by the many waters; and I beheld the Spirit of God, that it came down and wrought upon the man; and he went forth upon the many waters, even unto the seed of my brethren, who were in the promised land.

13 And it came to pass that I beheld the Spirit of God, that it wrought upon other Gentiles; and they went forth out of captivity, upon the many waters.


The fact that there was a man among the gentiles does not necessarily imply that he was a gentile.

In my opinion, pointing out that a man is among the gentiles could just as easily be suggesting tribal differentiation rather than tribal commonality.

Here is another thing to consider.

Notice how Nephi chooses to use different descriptives in the following two passaged in the same paragraph of this prophetic narrative, even though it is a similar topic:

1 Nephi 13:10 1 Nephi 13:12
And it came to pass that I looked and beheld many waters; and they divided
the Gentiles from the seed of my brethren
And I looked and beheld a man among the Gentiles who was separated from the seed of my by brethren by the many waters

Why did he identify the Gentiles as a collective group as being DIVIDED
from the seed of his brethren by the many waters while identifying the man among the Gentiles as being SEPARATED from the seed of his brethren by the many waters?

I think he is making a differentiation.

Is it possible that the storyline is actually speaking about someone from the seed of Lehi who became separated from his people by the many waters only to eventually return to his own people to play a significant role at the time when Christian Gentiles were arriving in America?

Could such a man be uniquely qualified to help the pilgrim Christians in a time of need and to be an advocate and interpreter and facilitator between the gentiles and the seed of Nephi’s brethren?

Enter Tisquantum, an American Indian better known as Squanto, from the Patuxet tribe.


Squanto was born in 1580 near Plymouth, Massachusetts and little is known about his early life.

In fact, most Americans only know what has been publicized and romanticized in movies and popular books. Those not familiar with Squanto might want to consider reading Eric Metaxas’ article that appeared in the Wallstreet Journal entitled “The Miracle of Squanto’s Path to Plymouth” because his life truly was a miracle and his advice and assistance were integral to the survival of early Mayflower Pilgrims.

What was it that prepared Squanto to be such a good friend and mentor to the Gentiles?

How come he understood the English language and seemed to understand and relate with the Gentiles?

The fact that he was an American Indian that was well connected to many of the Indian tribes and understood how to survive in the geographical terrain was obviously a significant advantage, but why was he able to communicate so well and relate so well with the Christian Gentiles?

Why was his heart softened towards them to the extent of becoming converted to their God and becoming their advocate and fellow sojourner in the New World?


Without spending a lot of time detailing the remarkable life of this person, let me just summarize a few key points that I have gleaned from various articles on the Internet.

Squanto was kidnapped and taken oversees twice. Once in 1605.

After he returned, he was kidnapped a second time and taken oversees again, shortly after 1614 (there are slight variations between historians, as always you should do your own research if this topic is of interest to you)

He then returned to North America in 1619 just in time to play his remarkable role in helping the Mayflower pilgrims who arrived in 1620.

Although we don’t have an abundance of details about Squanto’s remarkable journey in life, he is believed to have been captured as a young man along the Maine coast in 1605 by Captain George Weymouth, who had been commissioned by Plymouth Company owner Sir Ferdinando Gorges to explore the coast of Maine and Massachusetts, and reportedly captured Squanto, along with four Penobscots, because he thought his financial backers in Britain might want to see some Indians.

Weymouth brought Squanto and the other Indians to England, where Squanto lived with Ferdinando Gorges, who taught him English and hired him to be an interpreter and guide.

Now fluent in English, Squanto returned to his homeland in 1614 with English explorer John Smith, possibly acting as a guide, but was captured again by another British explorer, Thomas Hunt, and sold into slavery in Spain.

Squanto escaped, lived with monks for a few years, and eventually returned to North America in 1619, only to find his entire Patuxet tribe dead from smallpox. He went to live with the nearby Wampanoags.

In 1621, Squanto was introduced to the Pilgrims at Plymouth, and subsequently acted as an interpreter between Pilgrim representatives and Wampanoag Chief Massasoit. In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims and Wampanoags celebrated the first Thanksgiving after reaping a successful crop. The following year, Squanto deepened the Pilgrims’ trust by helping them find a lost boy, and assisted them with planting and fishing.

Squanto’s time in England equipped him with a unique set of skills. Unlike most other Indigenous peoples, he was able to speak English, which allowed him to act as a liaison between the settlers and Indigenous tribes. He interpreted conversations and served as a guide for the settlers.

Here is an excerpt from Eric’s article:

In the bleak November of 1620, the Mayflower passengers, unable to navigate south to the warmer land of Virginia, decided to settle at Plymouth, the very spot where Squanto had grown up. They had come in search of religious freedom, hoping to found a colony based on Christian principles.

Their journey was very difficult, and their celebrated landing on the frigid shores of Plymouth proved even more so. Forced to sleep in miserably wet and cold conditions, many of them fell gravely ill. Half of them died during that terrible winter. One can imagine how they must have wept and wondered how the God they trusted and followed could lead them to this agonizing pass. They seriously considered returning to Europe.

But one day during that spring of 1621, a Wampanoag walked out of the woods to greet them. Somehow he spoke perfect English. In fact, he had lived in London more recently than they had. And if that weren’t strange enough, he had grown up on the exact land where they had settled.

Because of this, he knew everything about how to survive there; not only how to plant corn and squash, but how to find fish and lobsters and eels and much else. The lone Patuxet survivor had nowhere to go, so the Pilgrims adopted him as one of their own and he lived with them on the land of his childhood.

Squanto is credited with teaching the Pilgrims how to grow plants and use natural resources. His guidance helped them survive their first year. Squanto was also instrumental when it came to skirmishes with some of the other Indigenous peoples in the area. Some tribes did not appreciate the fact that he was helping the strange people from England. This caused problems for Squanto, who was once captured by a neighboring tribe. He was able to gain freedom from bondage once again and worked with the Pilgrims until his death.

In November of 1623, with the arrival of additional English settlers who came ill-prepared for the approaching New England winter, Squanto guided an expedition from Plymouth to trade with Cape Cod Indians for corn. He fell ill with what William Bradford, who led the foray, described as an “Indian fever” and died within a few days.

According to Bradford, as quoted by John H. Humins in New England Quarterly, the dying Squanto expressed his wish to “go to the Englishmen’s God in Heaven” and “bequeathed his little property to his English friends, as remembrances of his love.”

During the course of squanto’s life and his experience living with the monks, and his travels across the many waters, the spirit of the Lord apparently fell upon him and he converted to Christianity.

I don’t know for sure who the man among the Gentiles is, but I am reasonably sure it was not Roger Williams. If I were to take a speculative guess, Squanto would be at the top of my list.


He fits the textual profile perfectly.

The greater take away from the thoughts I have had that were sparked by the article about the man among the gentiles, is that we have very possibly reached the end of the 400 year prophecy of Abraham which seems to correspond with the timeline in the prophetic narrative in 1st Nephi 13-14.

This nation is now under judgement.

The wrath of God is now falling upon the great and abominable church of the devil which includes all religious organizations, governments and social institutions. Indeed, as H. Verlan Anderson said, the Great and Abominable Church of the Devil
IS Government!

Government has become the religion of Americans and the entire world.


The following video supports what Brother Anderson taught about government being the national religion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUKsE1KIeH4&t=14s


The video has so much truth in it about the evil nature of government, that the following warning has been placed upon it by Youtube:

The following content has been identified by the YouTube community as inappropriate or offensive to some audiences.

Viewer discretion is advised

So powerful is the influence and authority of the government that most Americans believe the indoctrination from Government and they believe and abide by all of the absurd dictates decreed by government.


Of course those that have deeply studied this topic realize that there is a secret society that has obtained control of virtually all governments and virtually all other organizations.

In the words of President Ezra Taft Bensons “I testify talk” (which some people believe was written by his son Reed), the Book of Mormon warns that secret combinations lusting for power, gain and glory, seek to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries:

I testify that wickedness is rapidly expanding in every segment of our society. (See D&C 1:14–16; D&C 84:49–53.) It is more highly organized, more cleverly disguised, and more powerfully promoted than ever before. Secret combinations lusting for power, gain, and glory are flourishing. A secret combination that seeks to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries is increasing its evil influence and control over America and the entire world. (See Ether 8:18–25.)

The reason I feel that the 400 year prophecy is important to understand is so that we can realize where we stand in time. Prophecy is happening before our eyes, but do we see it?

Even as this article is being written and the average person is living life as usual, with no real comprehension of what is happening before our very eyes, the final stage of the prophetic timeline is in process.

I must agree with the following paragraph in the article that motivated this series:

“In practical terms, as I write this, I have lights and heat, gas in my car, food in my kitchen, and I’ll get up and go to work tomorrow. My day-to-day life continues much as it has for years, minus a few inconveniences and annoyances.

The walls look solid, the roof is holding, and the Keep is well provisioned. And yet, as we’ve been distracted with lockdowns, travel restrictions, mask mandates, and an unending diet of fear porn in the media, the miners have been hard at work, sapping the strength of the final bulwark against tyranny.

They have now succeeded in undermining the foundation of it all, and a single spark is all that’s required to ignite the brush, boards and bacon grease that have replaced the foundation. IT HAS CHANGED. It will ignite, it will burn, and it will fall. Great will be the fall thereof.

Our society, our rights, our government, and we as a people have been destroyed.”

Well said.

We are informed in 1 Nephi 14:17 that the prophetic marker that details the end of the timeline and the beginning of the work of the father, is when the “wrath of God” is poured out upon the Gentiles:

17 And when the day cometh that the wrath of God is poured out upon the mother of harlots, which is the great and abominable church of all the earth, whose founder is the devil, then, at that day, the work of the Father shall commence, in preparing the way for the fulfilling of his covenants, which he hath made to his people who are of the house of Israel.

I believe we are witnessing the wrath of God being poured out upon the mother of harlots, which is the great and abominable church of the devil. Everyone who is not a believer in Christ and is not watching for his return, and on the path to being spiritually begotten, is unwittingly a member of that great church.

 


A man among the Gentiles 2

April 13, 2022

Recorded by Mrs Watcher

Continuing on from the last post, regarding some of the observations and speculations made in the series regarding the “man among the gentiles”-

I agree that the “man among the Gentiles” prophecy is very significant and worth pondering and researching for better understanding.

I believe Nephi mentioned this man among the gentiles in the Book of Mormon for an important reason. I think our understanding of prophecy will be enhanced if we know who the man is and when he came across the many waters to the seed of Lehi.

I believe it is possible to know who the man is, and why the Lord inspired Nephi to include him in the prophecies.

Christopher Columbus is usually considered to be the man that Nephi saw in vision among Latter day Saints. However, I agree with the author, Christopher Columbus does have a very disturbing history and he never set foot in North America. He simply does not fit the prophetic narrative and it is very unlikely that he is the man the Nephi saw in vision.

The author suggests that it may be very helpful to understand who Nephi saw if we want to understand the timing of events in the prophecies contained in 1st Nephi 13-14.. The man in vision possibly does represent a prophetic signpost
to know where to start counting the 400 year prophetic timeline associated with the narrative.

He suggests that the starting point is when the “man among the gentiles” emerges. He claims that the 400 year period ends with the time of “destruction” as related in the 1st Nephi 13-14 narrative.

I find his speculation to be intriguing and possible if not probable.

The reason I find this timeline scenario intriguing is that it just happens to match a 400 year prophecy in the Old Testament that we shall consider in this post.

While I agree with some of the primary observations and speculations of the author, I disagree that Roger Williams is the man Nephi saw among the gentiles.

In my opinion, Roger Williams cannot possibly be the man that Nephi saw in vision. He simply does not meet the prophetic chronological criteria set forth in the prophecy.

It is odd that the author states that he does not want to debate the likelihood of his candidate Roger Williams when in fact, he is basing much of his entire premise on Roger Williams and the related year of 1630 when Williams emerged, as being the starting point of the prophecy. The author states:

“I realize there are many theories as to the identity of the man shown to Nephi and that cases can be made for each candidate. I’m not interested in arguing the relative merits of the various candidates. In this introduction to Roger Williams, I have made the case that he *could* be the man.. He’s not necessary to the story. He was put there so we would ask questions.

The problem with this curious stance of not being interested inarguing the merits of the various candidates” is that his timeline he proposes only holds water if he can document the starting point by identifying the “man among the gentiles“.

He has identified the year 1630 as the starting point of the prophecy and he has identified the emergence Roger Williams in America in that year. He provides Williams emergence as the proof that 1630 is the starting point.

Hence, Roger Williams becomes integral to his hypothesis.
Shortly after stating that Williams is not necessary to the storyline, the author makes the following statement:

“Using Roger Williams’ flight from England as the starting point yields a match to our history and a dire warning to the latter-day gentiles as well as to the covenant people. Time is short..”

“Roger Williams, the “man among the gentiles” was the beginning. He laid the foundation that supported the structure for nearly 400 years. But true to the Nephite pattern, it has been destroyed in the expected time period. All that remains is the sweeping off soon to come. We may yet have a few years of relative stability in which to build a temple, but even that is in terrible jeopardy at this moment. God help us.”

Perhaps the most astounding claim made by the author in his attempt to sensationalize the life of Roger Williams is to make the following declaration:

“The first amendment to the U.S. constitution is the direct result of the thoughts, ideas, and sacrifices of Roger Williams..

..I think it no exaggeration to call Roger Williams the founder of our nation. Seriously.”

Actually, it feels like somewhat of an exaggeration to me.

The author seems to want to have his cake and eat it too. He spends part of the time showing the importance of Roger Williams and the year 1630 and part of the time saying that Roger Williams is not hugely important to the story?!?!?!

Which is it?

As mentioned in the previous post, it appears that the author simply backtracked 400 years from the year 2030 which the author feels is an important prophetic milepost of destruction because of the published globalist agenda.

Once he arrived at the year 1630, he simply looked for the most high profile Christian that emerged in that year.

Having pinpointed the beginning point of the prophetic timeline, Roger Williams seemed to be the most qualified individual so the author picked him the base his 400 year timeline around, and possibly embellished the role he played in the establishment of this nation.

There is nothing wrong with backtracking from an end date to come up with the starting date of a prophecy, and then looking to see if a major event and / or person can validate the starting point. I do it all the time.

The elephant in the room in this entertaining and speculative prophetic storyline which is easy to forget about is that Roger Williams simply came to America too late to be among the first to arrive in this country, per the requirements of the prophecy.

He was clearly not among the first Gentiles to come across the many waters to the land of promise.

He was late to that party.

His brethren of the Mayflower Puritans arrived in America in 1620. Roger Williams did not arrive in the promised land until 1635!

15 years later!

In my opinion, Roger Williams would have to have come over to America with the Mayflower Puritans or at least very close to that period of time in order to be seriously considered as the man that Nephi saw in vision.

Nevertheless, I think the author is onto something about the possibility of a 400 year prophecy
in the 1st Nephi 13-14 narrative. I suspect that it matches the 400 year prophecy
from the Old Testament that I have blogged about from time to time of the years.

Let us review the prophecy in the Old Testament.

The 400 Year Prophecy of Abraham

In the 15th chapter of Genesis, our Father Abraham was placed in a trance and 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 was in bondage, that historical event was only a type and shadow of the literal event that would take place at a later time.

The actual time of ancient Israel’s bondage was 430 years, not 400!

From that it is obvious that ancient Israel was only a shadow fulfillment of the prophecy.

I believe the literal
fulfillment of the above prophecy has reference to latter day Israel and the founding of a Gentile nation on the promised land by the Christian gentiles from England.

Abraham was shown that his posterity would come to a new land and that they would be a stranger in it. After arriving in that land, they would be afflicted for four hundred years.

The cryptic wording of the prophecy also mentions “four generations” which is a term and time frame that the Lord uses several times in modern revelation. According to the revelations Joseph Smith received, it is after four generations that the Lord chastises those that hate him.

I believe the saints of the restoration are the latter-day Israelites and we are the strangers in this land. We are paying taxes to and serving and being afflicted by a secret foreign power. Even a secret combination.

True believers in Christ in America have been in bondage for 400 years, ever since they first came to this country.

The prophecy informs us that at the end of the 400 years, God judges the nation.

I believe this matches the prophetic sequence in 1st Nephi 13-14 which begins with the man among the Gentiles playing a significant role and providing a starting point. One that leads to the eventual wrath of God and destruction falling upon the great and abominable church.

The prophecy of Abraham possibly provides a second witness to a 400 year timeline given in the Book of Mormon. It enables us to place a designated period of time upon the prophetic narrative in Nephi’s vision.

I believe we have come to the end of the 400 years and I believe our nation is now under God’s judgement.

It is my belief that the timing of the man Nephi saw coming across that many waters most likely takes place either in 1607 with the arrival of Paster John Hunt, or 1620 with the arrival of the Mayflower Puritans and men such as John Carver, William Brewster, and William Bradford.

Those are the two prominent years when Christian Gentiles arrived in America and did profound things relating to the establishment of Christianity in the new world.

Over the years I have mentioned those two events as possibilities that might interrelated to the 400 prophecy of Abraham.

Each of them lead to major catastrophic events in the history of our nation.

In my opinion, it was the arrival of the Puritans on the Mayflower that played the most prominent role in the prophecy about the gentiles given in 1 Nephi 13. Adding 400 years to that date takes us to the beginning of the global conspiratorial genocide that we are currently witnessing.

Interestingly, these Puritans were of the same religious tradition, fervor and integrity as Roger Williams.

If my speculation is correct, the timing of the recent sc*amdemic and the ki*ll sh*ot associated with it that began in about 2020, represents the ending point of the 400 year prophecy and the beginning of JUDGEMENT upon this nation.


It would mean that we have just witnessed a major prophetic signpost beginning in about 2020. That would indicated that we have entered the beginning point of God’s judgement upon the wicked of this nation.

And that would mean that this nation is about to face much greater bondage than we have ever experienced before.

That’s the bad news.

It might also mean that our deliverance is nigh at hand.

That’s the good news.

In a future episode I will address those key dates and key figures a little more but please remember, I am not necessarily stating that the man Nephi saw was one of the Gentiles associated with those two time periods.

There is actually another very prominent player from that time period who is not a Gentiles.

The person I am thinking of was from the seed of Lehi who found himself separated from his brethren, among the Gentiles. He crossed back over the many waters and becomes reunited with his American native brethren at the very period of time that the Mayflower reached the New World. Upon his return, he then plays an incredible role in facilitating the Christian Gentiles who are coming to the New World.

My guess is that you have now figured out who I am talking about.

More on that in the next episode.

For now, I want to reiterate if 1620 is the beginning point of the two prophecies, that would make the year 2020 the completion date and the beginning of JUDGEMENT UPON THIS NATION.

This would suggest that the global conspiracy to commit mass genocide which began in 2020 is the prophetic event that results in DESTRUCTION.

We have been witnessing a remarkable event resulting in the systematic destruction of our free enterprise system, the healthcare system and just about everything else in America and the world as a result of the mass genocide that has begun to take place.

I believe we have been experiencing greater bondage in America associated with the wrath of God and destruction falling upon this nation. This would indicate that the amazing prophecy about the return of Joseph Smith to lead us out of bondage become hugely relevant at this time.

We need to be Led out of Bondage

In section 101, the Lord provides the parable of the redemption of Zion in which he explains how Zion will be redeemed. The Lord resumes talking about the prophecy in section 103.

One of the grand promises in section 103 is that the time would come when Joseph Smith, accompanied by the Lord Himself, would return to lead us, the latter day children of Israel out of bondage!

17 For ye are the children of Israel, and of the seed of Abraham, and ye must needs be led out of bondage by power, and with a stretched-out arm.

18 And as your fathers were led at the first, even so shall the redemption of Zion be.

19 Therefore, let not your hearts faint, for I say not unto you as I said unto your fathers: Mine angel shall go up before you, but not my presence.

20 But I say unto you: Mine angels shall go up before you, and also my presence, and in time ye shall possess the goodly land.

21 Verily, verily I say unto you, that my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., is the man to whom I likened the servant to whom the Lord of the vineyard spake in the parable which I have given unto you.
(Speaking of the parable of the redemption of Zion in section 101)

22 Therefore let my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., say unto the strength of my house, my young men and the middle aged—Gather yourselves together unto the land of Zion, upon the land which I have bought with money that has been consecrated unto me.

23 And let all the churches send up wise men with their moneys, and purchase lands even as I have commanded them.

24 And inasmuch as mine enemies come against you to drive you from my goodly land, which I have consecrated to be the land of Zion, even from your own lands after these testimonies, which ye have brought before me against them, ye shall curse them;

25 And whomsoever ye curse, I will curse, and ye shall avenge me of mine enemies.

26 And my presence shall be with you even in avenging me of mine enemies, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.

If we have reached the end of the 400 year period of bondage and if this nation is currently being judged by God, the time for the return of Joseph smith and our Lord is near.

Are you ready or are you going to seek refuge from false prophets?

The return of the God’s deliverer is eminent. It has been prophesied about since ancient times:

There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob (Romans 11:26)

The above passage from Paul in the New Testament is a rephrasing of the following passage from Isaiah in the Old Testament.

19 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.

20 ¶ And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.

Notice that the deliverer/redeemer comes forth right at the time when the enemy is coming into the land like a flood.

If you don’t think the enemy is currently coming into our land, you must be watching the mainstream media which is controlled by the global conspirators. The enemy has been flowing in for some time and the numbers keep increasing. But a huge surge is about to take place.

Liberty

Once again, most Mormons and Christians are completely oblivious to the fact that America has never totally been a land of real LIBERTY in the ultimate sense that is spoken of in 1 Nephi 13. .

The land of liberty mentioned in 1st Nephi 13 is referring to the eventual establishment of Zion.

Prior to the upcoming establishment of Zion, America has actually been a land of bondage masquerading as a land of freedom.

Secretly, it has been controlled by nefarious powers in the secret chamber.

America has been disguised and promoted as a land of freedom.

The term “hidden darkness” in the book of Mormon might be an appropriate descriptive to refer to the bizarre situation we find ourselves in.

5 Wherefore, Joseph truly saw our day. And he obtained a promise of the Lord, that out of the fruit of his loins the Lord God would raise up a righteous branch unto the house of Israel; not the Messiah, but a branch which was to be broken off, nevertheless, to be remembered in the covenants of the Lord

that the Messiah should be made manifest unto them in the latter days, 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. (2nd Nephi 3:5)

Study the above passage.

Clearly, we are living in the latter days.

Is there anyone reading this blog post that actually believes that the Messiah has been manifest to us in the spirit of power resulting in bringing us out of darkness into light?

Are any of you deluded enough to think that we have been brought out of “hidden darkness” and out of captivity unto freedom?

The term Hidden darkness perfectly describers Mormons that walk around holding the Book of Mormon and Doctrine and Covenants both of which clearly document and testify against the darkness and apostacy they are living in. Yet they proudly proclaim membership in the only true church and claiming that all is well in Zion.

However, “hidden darkness” in the above passage has a broader political connotation as well.

It is also an appropriate term to describe people who proudly put their hand over their heart and repeat the pledge of allegiance, thinking they live in a free country, while in fact they are in bondage to a foreign power.

But I digress, which I have been known to do from time to time.

Please notice on the graphic how the 1st Nephi 13-14 narrative begins with the man among the gentiles going to the seed of Lehi in the promised land and ends with the wrath of God being poured out upon the wicked Gentile nation living in the promised land.

It ends in destruction upon the wicked.

Notice also how Abraham sees God’s people enter into a land not previously theirs and after 400 years judgment falls upon that nation.

The cryptic wording of the “trance” that Abraham had suggests the significance of the last four generations of the 400 year period, which is the period of time from the rejection of the fulness of the gospel by the believing gentiles, to the time when the wrath of God begins to fall upon the wicked gentile nation.

Hence God refers to the upcoming vengeance upon the third and forth generation of those who hate him multiple times in the revelations he gave to Joseph Smith, including sections 103 and 105.

30 And after these lands are purchased, I will hold the armies of Israel guiltless in taking possession of their own lands, which they have previously purchased with their moneys, and of throwing down the towers of mine enemies that may be upon them, and scattering their watchmen, and avenging me of mine enemies unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.

I believe the man that Nephi saw in vision does indeed represent the beginning of a prophetic sequence that we are living in and I think it is the same 400 timeline shown to Father Abraham.


The Poison of the Serpent

April 12, 2022

“And if any man shall administer poison unto them
it shall not hurt them;
And the poison of a serpent
shall not have power to harm them. D&C 84

Section 84 reveals great secrets about how the servants and their associates will return to the earth and go into all the world baptizing those that believe. Those that receive the gospel message will have signs follow them.

Among the signs that will follow them is that they will not be harmed by poison that is administered to them.. closely associated with the administration of that poison, is how the poison of a serpent will not have power to harm them..

Does it seem somewhat odd to you that serpent venom should be a concern to anyone in this modern era? After all, God has all time, past present and future before his eyes.
It Just doesn’t seem like snake bites are a big enough issue to have such a high profile in prophecy does it?

Click on the graphic to watch a documentary that will unfold this great mystery of the “poison of the serpent


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A man among the gentiles

April 11, 2022

Reading by Mrs Watcher

Recently a reader of mine pointed me to a blog series that a person from an LDS fringe group was writing which really caught my imagination.

The author of the series noted that Christopher Columbus is usually credited in LDS theology as being the “man among the gentiles” that Nephi speaks of in the narrative”

12 And I looked and beheld a man among the Gentiles, who was separated from the seed of my brethren by the many waters; and I beheld the Spirit of God, that it came down and wrought upon the man; and he went forth upon the many waters, even unto the seed of my brethren, who were in the promised land.

The author then provided his rationale as to why Christopher Columbus could not possibly be the man that Nephi saw.

I agree with him. It is very unlikely that Christopher Columbus is the man that Nephi saw in vision.

In the article, the author gives a glowing biography and resume of Roger Williams and speculates that he is the one that Nephi saw in vision.

According to the author, the reason Nephi mentions the man among the gentiles, is to identify the beginning point of a prophetic 400 year Book of Mormon timeline.

if Roger Williams is the man among the gentiles, then that gives us a year to begin with and a year to end with.

The whole foundation of the timeline premise of the article seems to rest on the emergence of Roger Williams in America in 1630 as the man that Nephi saw in vision. Hence, according to the author, the year 1630 begins a 400 year prophetic Book of Mormon timeline ending in 2030.

In the article the author says:

“I’m sure you’ve already done the math—400 years from the Roger Williams signpost will be the year 2030.”

Regarding that statement, one of the commenters made the following comment:

“I’m surprised… you didn’t mention Agenda 2030, as in the Great Reset, that is being crammed down our throats, like it or not. The Gadianton Agenda 2030 fits the timeline you’ve mentioned to a T! And you know the oath-taking Gadiantons didn’t just randomly pick that year!”

The author agreed with him:

“Well put, Underdog2. Alarming on all levels if we have eyes to see.

Although we need “eyes to see” the 400 year timeline that began with Roger Williams in 1630, the author seems to waffle back and forth in the article as to how important the sign post of Roger Williams really is.

In the series the author seems to waffle back and forth as to how important Roger Williams is in substantiating his timeline.

“I realize there are many theories as to the identity of the man shown to Nephi and that cases can be made for each candidate. I’m not interested in arguing the relative merits of the various candidates. In this introduction to Roger Williams, I have made the case that he *could* be the man.. He’s not necessary to the story. He was put there so we would ask questions.

It was very confusing to me how he kept waffling back and forth about the importance of Roger Williams in his timeline scenario. After all, the emergence of Roger Williams in 1630 appeared to be the only concrete evidence he provides for that year being the beginning point of the 400 year prophecy.

It finally occurred to me that the author probably began with the significance of agenda 2030 and then reverse engineered the beginning date based on 400 years. He then tried to find a high profile gentile that emerged on the scene in 1630, that might fit the description of the man among the gentiles.

I have no problem with that method of prophetic speculation. I do it all the time. I simply don’t think Williams fits the prophetic profile.

It appeared to me in reading the first 5 episodes of his unfinished series that one of his objectives was to create a sense of urgency about funding a temple for the Lord to come to in the latter days.

One of the takeaways from the series (which is not yet finished) is that the year 2030 is a huge mile post on the agenda for the globalists to bring the masses into a time of destruction and therefore it may interrelate to a 400 year timeline that is spoken of in the Book of Mormon, which began with Nephi’s vision of the man among the Gentiles and leads to a time of destruction, possibly 400 years later.

I am afraid the integration of Roger Williams as the man that Nephi saw is where he lost me.

In my opinion, Roger Williams is just as unlikely to be the one the Nephi was speaking about as Christopher Columbus and here is why-

The prophetic text suggests a very important chronological progression into which Roger Williams simply does not fit. Please note the three-part chronological progression:

First
the man among the gentiles comes across the many waters to the seed of Nephi’s brethren

Secondly, AFTER the man among the gentiles comes across the many waters,
other Gentiles follow after this man that crossed the many waters

Thirdly, many gentiles” follow after the “other gentiles” cross the waters to the promised land.

Roger Williams was clearly not the first nor was he even among the first Gentiles to come across the many waters to the land of promise.

He was late to that party.

His brethren of the Puritans arrived in America long before Roger Williams. They arrived in the Mayflower in 1620. Roger Williams did not arrive in America until 1635!

At best, Roger Williams would have been classified as being among the “other gentiles” that followed AFTER the man among the gentiles came across the great waters. But he was more likely among the third group, the “many Gentiles” to cross the many waters.

Please review the text and see if you don’t arrive at the same conclusion:

12 And I looked and beheld a man among the Gentiles, who was separated from the seed of my brethren by the many waters; and I beheld the Spirit of God, that it came down and wrought upon the man; and he went forth upon the many waters, even unto the seed of my brethren, who were in the promised land.

13 And it came to pass that I beheld the Spirit of God, that it wrought upon other Gentiles; and they went forth out of captivity, upon the many waters.

14 And it came to pass that I beheld many multitudes of the Gentiles upon the land of promise; and I beheld the wrath of God, that it was upon the seed of my brethren; and they were scattered before the Gentiles and were smitten.

The man that Nephi saw in vision was among the very first Gentiles to come to America.

This creates a significant problem for the author’s candidate, Roger Williams.

The reason I bring thing these issues up is not to deconstruct the entire series and show what I agree with and disagree with. The purpose of this post is to highlight three things pointed out by the author that I think are incredibly significant and profound.

To this end, I congratulate and thank the author for bringing up some profound questions and observations that are in his series.

Here are the things he brought up that I really enjoyed and think are profound.

He highlights the prophecy about the “man among the gentiles” and asks the following questions:

Why was he shown to Nephi and why did Nephi tell us about him?

Why does it matter that we understand who Nephi saw?

And how might this all relate to the topic of destruction?

Those are profound questions!

Years ago I read one of the early sermons of Orson Pratt and he stated something to the effect that there are not any things in the written word of God that cannot be understood by God’s people if they are humble and seeking the truth.

It appears that all things in the written word of God will be understood as the light shines forth in greater abundance.

I believe that.

God did not inspire Nephi to see a man in vision and then speak about this man that he saw, for no reason at all. It must be important if Nephi told us about it! It must be possible to identify who that man was and why he is important.

Because of these questions that were asked in the series, I became focused on the “man among the Gentiles” in a way that I have never been focused on that prophecy before.

I now think I may know who that man is and I actually don’t even think the man among the gentiles was a gentile!

Of course this is pure speculation on my part, but I think you might find it interesting.

Lastly, the author speculates that the man among the Gentiles must be important because the event represents a prophetic mile post that begins a string of events that lead up to the destruction of the wicked.

Hence, understanding who the prominent figure is and when he came on the seen in the string of prophecies contained in 1st Nephi 13-14 gives of prophetic context which enables us to identify when the culminating event of destruction takes place.

I admit that I am excited about this timeline in 1 Nephi 13-14 because it provides a second witness for the 400 year timeline that I have previously blogged about.

Do you remember it?

In my next blog post, I am going to reveal who I think the man among the gentiles is and when the 400 year timeline begins and ends.

The remarkable thing is that the timeline in 1st Nephi 13-14 appears to match up perfectly with the 400 year prophecy in the Old Testament.

Do you have any thoughts?

BTW as you ponder the string of prophecies in 1 Nephi 13-14, keep the following definition in mind.

SEP’ARATEDparticiple passive Divided; parted; disunited; disconnected.



Frankly.. Part 6

March 21, 2022

Part 6 of Frankly…

Audio read by Watcher

In a previous episode I had the audacity to suggest that the Book of Mormon prophetically mentions the coming forth and incredible role of the Doctrine and Covenants. I showed passages from the book of Ether that referred to the words of Christ that would come forth in the last days.

I believe these records first came forth before the Gentiles collectively repented of their iniquity. Then when these records come forth again, the second time, in the third watch, and the servants of the Lord expound upon them in power, they appear to be instrumental in helping a remnant of the believing Gentiles to repent. Following that, they will be taken to the seed of Lehi and are instrumental in restoring them to a knowledge of their fathers.

I also showed how 2nd Nephi 29 makes reference to the revelations that Joseph Smith received in conjunction with the record of the Nephites (Book of Mormon) and the record of the Jews (Bible)

I now want to suggest another prophetic narrative from the Book of Mormon that also very possibly identifies Doctrine and Covenants and the role they play as the “last records” that establish the truth of the first:

38 And it came to pass that I beheld the remnant of the seed of my brethren, and also the book of the Lamb of God, (the Bible) which had proceeded forth from the mouth of the Jew, that it came forth from the Gentiles unto the remnant of the seed of my brethren.

39 And after it had come forth unto them I beheld other books, (including the Book of Mormon and the Doctrine and Covenants) which came forth by the power of the Lamb, from the Gentiles unto them, (the seed of my brethren) unto the convincing of the Gentiles and the remnant of the seed of my brethren, and also the Jews who were scattered upon all the face of the earth, that the records of the prophets and of the twelve apostles of the Lamb are true.

40 And the angel spake unto me, saying: These last records, (The Doctrine and Covenants and Book of Mormon) which thou hast seen among the Gentiles, shall establish the truth of the first, which are of the twelve apostles of the Lamb, and shall make known the plain and precious things which have been taken away from them; and shall make known to all kindreds, tongues, and people, that the Lamb of God is the Son of the Eternal Father, and the Savior of the world; and that all men must come unto him, or they cannot be saved.

41 [The Doctrine and Covenants ) must come according to the words which shall be established by the mouth of the Lamb; and (additionally) the words of the Lamb shall be made known in the records of thy seed, as well as in the records of the twelve apostles of the Lamb; wherefore they both shall be established in one; for there is one God and one Shepherd over all the earth.

All three records are mentioned in the above prophecy, however, it is the LAST records, primarily the revelations that Joseph Smith received, that will “ESTABLISH THE TRUTH OF THE FIRST“.

This series was inspired by an email I got from a new friend and blog reader in Canada.

The truth is that I had some topics I had been thinking about addressing for months, but did not know exactly when to introduce them.. or even the best and most compelling way on how
to introduce them.

When he contacted me and asked some questions and shared some of his conversations that he had been having with the late John Pratt, I realized that the heavens had presented to me an opportunity. I would simply take excerpts of our conversations and use them to begin and create a series that would address these topics.

I want to thank my Canada friend for unknowingly teeing things up for me to take a big swing at.

One of the topics that had been on my mind was the importance of the revelations Joseph Smith brought forth relative to the beginning of the Marvelous Work that I believe is in the process of opening up right now. So I have addressed that topic in this series.

Another related topic has to do with the relationship between the WORD OF GOD cryptically spoken of in sections 5 and 6 and the WORD OF GOD cryptically spoken of in chapters 3 and 4 of the Book of Ether. So I have addressed that topic in this series.

A third topic that had been on my mind, is the concept that the revelations received by Joseph Smith and canonized in the Book of Commandments and the Doctrine and Covenants contained mysteries of the kingdom, the meaning of which have largely been sealed up and hidden from the understanding of that generation.

In some cases these mysteries were hidden from the world by withholding the Doctrine and Covenants from the world.

In our next episode we shall show historical documentation to show that Joseph Smith advised the missionaries to not say anything to investigators about the Doctrine and Covenants, the vision known contained is section 76, and the doctrine of the gathering.

With regard to those who had joined the restored church, Joseph was commanded by the Lord to not expound on the mysteries contained in the Doctrine and Covenants at that time. It would not be until the marvelous work begins that the first laborers of the last kingdom would return to reveal these secrets.

Another topic that my friend also placed on a big fat tee for me to take a whack at, has to do with the prophetic Vision of the Brother of Jared narrative, in the Book of Ether, relative to the prophetic sealed book narrative in 2nd Nephi 27.

That topic will be addressed in this episode.

The Meaning behind Some Words in the
Doctrine and Covenants have been Sealed

I have now demonstrated from the prophetic declarations of God in His holy word, as well as from practical demonstration from scripture that the revelations in the Doctrine and Covenants have sealed words in them. The hidden meaning in these words reveal mysteries about the
kingdom of God,
the
gathering,
and the
plan of salvation.

These mysteries
have largely remained hidden from the worldly as well as the believing gentiles that the revelations were originally directed to.

However some of these mysteries are beginning to be unfolded in the eyes of those that give heed God’s word.

I find it remarkable that the unsealing of some of these mysteries is taking place prior to the start of the marvelous work.

I believe this is a sign that the marvelous work and a wonder spoken of by Isaiah is about to manifest.

As previously noted in this series, the revelations that Joseph Smith brought forth repeated contained the command to give heed to God’s word BEFORE the marvelous work begins:

1 A great and marvelous work is about to come forth unto the children of men.

2 Behold, I am God; give heed unto my word, which is quick and powerful, sharper than a two-edged sword, to the dividing asunder of both joints and marrow; therefore give heed unto my words.

The purpose of this series is to shine a spotlight on the revelations that Joseph brought forth, show how significant they are, and to give special heed to them just before the great and marvelous work begins.

A Sealed Book Containing Sealed Words

In a earlier episode I noted that the Book of Mormon actually prophesied of and testified of the coming forth of God’s word contained in the Doctrine and Covenants.

I want to now use this episode to get you pondering the mysterious prophecy in the Book of Mormon about a sealed book containing “words that are sealed“.

The majority of the prophecy is found in 2nd Nephi 27, (and in JST Isaiah 29).

However, I believe a grand key to unlocking the real meaning behind it is cryptically hidden in 2nd Nephi 30. Interestingly, the student of the Book of Mormon has usually long lost their focus on the details of chapter 27 by the time they get to chapter 30 so the big ah-ha often goes unnoticed.

Because of this, I believe the prophecy has been grossly misunderstood and misinterpreted.

Another issue that creates stumbling blocks and misunderstandings when interpreting prophecy has to do with elusive word definitions.

There is a scene in the Princess Bride wherein Inigo Montoya says:

YOU KEEP USING THAT WORD. I DO NOT THINK IT MEANS WHAT YOU THINK IT MEANS.”

The English language is a fickle mistress. There are words so close and yet so far apart. Add to that the fact that the definitions of some words have evolved since the 1830’s and today and you have a great opportunity for misinterpretation .

Getting back to the sealed words prophesy in 2nd Nephi 27-

According to the JST version of the Bible, the prophecy originates from the prophet Isaiah. The exact same prophecy found in 2nd Nephi 27, is found almost word for word, in JST Isaiah 29.

The orthodox interpretation of the prophecy from the modern church and all of its fringe groups claims that the “sealed book with sealed words” prophecy in 2nd Nephi 27 goes hand in hand with the prophecy about the vision of the Brother of Jared contained in the book of Ether.

The claim is that both prophecies are speaking about the vision of the Brother of Jared.

This is what LDS.org has to say about the matter:

When Moroni was finishing the Book of Mormon record, he was commanded to seal up some of the plates, and Joseph Smith was later commanded not to translate them. This sealed portion contains the complete record of the vision of the brother of Jared (see Ether 4:4–5). This vision included “all things from the foundation of the world unto the end thereof” (2 Nephi 27:10–11; see also Ether 3:25). So basically the Lord revealed to the brother of Jared the history of mankind, and the sealed portion of the plates was Moroni’s translated copy of it.

You will notice that the justification given for the assumption that both prophecies are referring to the same event, is that both events reveal all things from the foundation of the world unto the end thereof” But let’s compare the verses from the two texts being given for that supposition-

2nd Nephi 27:10-11 Ether 3:25
10 But the words which are asealed he shall not deliver, neither shall he deliver the book. For the book shall be sealed by the power of God, and the revelation which was sealed shall be kept in the book until the own due time of the Lord, that they may come forth; for behold, they breveal all things from the foundation of the world unto the end thereof.

11 And the day cometh that the words of the book which were sealed shall be read upon the house tops; and they shall be read by the power of Christ; and all things shall be arevealed unto the children of men which ever have been among the children of men, and which ever will be even unto the end of the earth.

25 And when the Lord had said these words, he ashowed unto the brother of Jared ball the inhabitants of the earth which had been, and also all that would be; and he cwithheld them not from his sight, even unto the ends of the earth.

Had the two sets of passages contained an exact phrase or even extremely similar wording with similar prophetic contexts, they might provide a compelling reason to believe that both prophetic narratives were referring to the same event.

However, I see very little similarity between the two sets of passages.

The sealed book with sealed words containS a revelation that reveals ALL THINGS from the foundation of the WORLD to the end thereof. The vision of the brother of Jared showed him ALL OF THE INHABITANTS of the EARTH.

One text refers to “things” relative to the “world” (people). The other refers to “inhabitants” relative to the “earth” (land).

We also have scripture informing us that Moses was shown all of the inhabitants of the earth. Does that categorically prove the he was having the same vision that the Brother of Jared had?

I don’t think so.

Being the nonconformist that I tend to be, and one who always questions authority, I want to throw a wrench in the works regarding the belief that 2nd Nephi 27 (JST Isaiah 29) is speaking about the same event as Ether 3 & 4.

I am going to suggest that there are some significant problems linking those two prophesies together.

Further, I would suggest that the prophecy in 2nd Nephi 27 provides, at the very least, a typological description of the role of the Doctrine and Covenants.

Please don’t go ballistic if you are feeling uncomfortable. I am not saying it is definitively referring to the Doctrine and Covenants, I am saying there are some remarkable similarities which are possibly types or shadows.

Allow me to point out what I consider to be some mind-blowing things.

First Observation:

As previously alluded to, a very important detail about the sealed book shows up a few chapters after the prophecy in 2nd Nephi 27, in chapter 30.

In that chapter it is revealed that the book with sealed words is written exclusively to the Gentiles:

3 And now, I would prophesy somewhat more concerning the Jews and the Gentiles. For after the book of which I have spoken [the book with sealed words] shall come forth, and be written unto the Gentiles, and sealed up again unto the Lord, there shall be many which shall believe the words which are written; and they shall carry them forth unto the remnant of our seed.

4 And then shall the remnant of our seed know concerning us, how that we came out from Jerusalem, and that they are descendants of the Jews.

5 And the gospel of Jesus Christ shall be declared among them; wherefore, they shall be restored unto the knowledge of their fathers, and also to the knowledge of Jesus Christ, which was had among their fathers.

Notice how the topic of “Jews and Gentiles” is discussed and clearly top of mind in the author of the prophetic text. And yet in the same sentence the author of the text informs us that the book was singularly written to the gentiles and sealed up unto the Lord.

Does that sound like it is describing the Book of Mormon or even the sealed portion of the Book of Mormon, or any other ancient record?

I don’t think so.

The preface of the Book of Mormon proclaims that the purpose of the book of Mormon is “to the convincing of the Jew and Gentile that Jesus is the Christ, the Eternal God.”

Additionally, within the text of both the Doctrine and Covenants and the Book of Mormon It is again revealed that the Book of Mormon was written to both the Jew and the Gentile. (See D&C 20:9 Moroni 7:8)

So what book is being referred to in 2nd Nephi 30?

Clearly it is speaking about the sealed book with sealed words spoken of in 2nd Nephi 27.

So what is the mysterious book that is being spoken of in 2nd Nephi 27?

I could end this episode right now and let you ponder this conundrum and frankly, I probably should.

But I am not going to.

There are a few other observations I want to share.

Observation #2:

Those of the believing Gentiles that believe the book will eventually carry it to the seed of Lehi.

Because of the book written to the Gentiles, the seed of Lehi will finally be restored to the knowledge of their fathes and know that they are descendants of the Jews.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ will be declared among them.

Again, allow me to point out that the “book” which is “sealed up again unto the Lord” referenced in 2nd Nephi 30 is referring to the prophetic narrative in 2nd Nephi 27. This prophecy is usually identified by the modern church and remnants of the latter day restoration as a record of ancient origin, such as the Gold Plates containing the vision of the brother of Jared.

However, I believe there are huge consistencies to be dealt with if that is the case.

After all, one could argue that the ancient plates containing the record of the vision of the brother of Jared is written to both Jew and Gentile. Yet the oft overlooked passage in chapter 30 is pointing out that the book is written expressly and singularly to the Gentiles.

In my opinion, the narrative fits the Doctrine and Covenants much better than the ancient plates that Joseph did and will translate.

According to the above text, the book written to the gentiles restores the remnant of the seed of Lehi to a knowledge of their fathers.

You will recall soon after the Book of Mormon was published, Oliver Cowdery and others went on a mission with the intent of using the Book of Mormon to convert the seed of Lehi.

The mission was a complete failure.

I am of the belief that the great conversion of the remnant of the seed of Lehi is yet a future event.

Does the Doctrine and Covenants testify of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon and bring to light the lineage and history of the seed of Lehi?

I believe it does.

(see D&C 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 27, 33, etc.)

When the servants of the Lord return and expound on the mysteries in the Doctrine and Covenants, they will preach the word to the seed of Lehi and the seed of Lehi will finally be restored to the knowledge of their fathes and know that they are descendants of the Jews.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ will be declared among them

Observation #3:

Eventually there shall be many which shall believe the words which are written in this mysterious book. (2nd Nephi 30:3)

If you read section 1 and other sections of the Doctrine and Covenants and take them literally, they reveal that a great work is going to take place which will include the seed of Lehi.

Observation #4:

There are other prophecies in the Book of Mormon that seem to support this radical interpretation and narrative having to do with the concept that the final word of God that will go forth unto the gentiles and from the gentiles to the seed of Lehi and the house of Israel.

Compare the prophetic narratives in 3rd Nephi 16 and 21 to the one found in 2nd Nephi 27 & 30:

3rd nephi 21 3rd Nephi 16 2nd Nephi 30
11 Therefore it shall come to pass that whosoever will not believe in my words, who am Jesus Christ, which the Father shall cause him to bring forth unto the Gentiles, and shall give unto him power that he shall bring them forth unto the Gentiles, (it shall be done even as Moses said) they shall be cut off from among my people who are of the covenant. 7 Behold, because of their belief in me, saith the Father, and because of the unbelief of you, O house of Israel, in the latter day shall the truth come unto the Gentiles, that the fulness of these things shall be made known unto them. 3 And now, I would prophesy somewhat more concerning the Jews and the Gentiles. For after the book of which I have spoken shall come forth, and be written unto the Gentiles, and sealed up again unto the Lord, there shall be many which shall believe the words which are written; and they shall carry them forth unto the remnant of our seed.

Observation #5

the things which are sealed shall not be delivered in the day of the wickedness and abominations of the people. Wherefore the book shall be kept from them.” (2nd Nephi 27:8)

The above declaration is probably true about the sealed portion of the gold plates, but it also mirrors what we have uncovered about the words that are sealed in the Doctrine and Covenants.

Observation #6

The words of Christ in the “book” and the associated mysteries of the book that comes forth unto the Gentiles apparently comes forth from Gentile “prophets” who are “rejected” by the Gentiles. For that reason, “the seers hath he covered because of [the] iniquity of the Gentiles“. See 2nd Nephi 27:5

Observation #7

Because of this rejection of the Gentile prophets by the Gentiles, the Lord “pours out upon the” Gentiles and their prophets, a “the spirit of deep sleep” (2nd Nephi 27:5)

Countless times in my writings I have provided numerous scriptural and historical evidence to demonstrate that this narrative speaks of the saints of the restoration rejecting the law and commandments that came forth through the gentile prophet Joseph Smith.

The consequences of this action caused the Lord to place a spirit of deep sleep over both the leaders and members of the restored church. Hence the revelation from the Lord declaring both the leaders and members of the restored church to be under condemnation.

Observation #8

After the Gentile prophets that bring forth the words of the book have “slumbered“, the Lord will again “bring forth unto you the words of [the] book” (2nd Nephi 27:6)

“..in the book shall be a revelation from God, from the beginning of the world to the ending thereof” (2nd Nephi 27:7)

What a remarkable coincidence that in the Doctrine and Covenants there is a revelation from God concerning the plan of salvation detailing the plan from the beginning of the world and to the ending thereof..

Observation #9

The prophecy states that the book is sealed, however I would suggest that it seems to imply that the book is sealed
not only because the book is withheld from the unbelieving, but also because the mysterious meaning of many of the “words are sealed” from the believing gentiles.

In other words, the prophecy appears to make a distinction and differentiation between the “sealed book” and the “sealed words” in the book.

The possible implication is that the information within the book written to the Gentiles is sealed simply because the wording is cryptic, and the hidden treasures of knowledge are withheld from the understanding of men because of unbelief.

I addressed the sealed up mysteries in the last episode, in a future episode I will demonstrate from credible historical records that Joseph Smith had the book withheld from the world.

But the words which are sealed he shall not deliver, neither shall he deliver the book. For the book shall be sealed by the power of God, and the revelation which was sealed shall be kept in the book until the own due time of the Lord, that they may come forth; for behold, they reveal all things from the foundation of the world unto the end thereof.. the book shall be hid from the eyes of the world”” (2nd Nephi 27:10-11)

Observations #10

The prophecy informs us that the book written to the Gentiles that came through Gentile prophets would one day be read upon the housetops:

And the day cometh that the words of the book which were sealed shall be read upon the house tops; and they shall be read by the power of Christ; and all things shall be revealed unto the children of men which ever have been among the children of men, and which ever will be even unto the end of the earth.” (2nd Nephi 27:11)

If you take away the preface and the appendix of the Doctrine and Covenants which testify that the book will one day be taken to the world, it is apparent that the content of the book is written to the Gentiles.

Nevertheless, the Lord commanded the saints to encapsulate the revelations directed to the Gentiles in a preface (section 1) and an appendix (section 133).

Those two sections jointly testify that the book written to the Gentiles will eventually go to the whole world as “tidings” because even though the inner content is written to the gentiles of the restored church, the book is “published” unto the “inhabitants of the earth” (D&C 1:2,6 I addressed this in part 5).

Observation #11

During the day of wickedness and abominations, before that day when the book would be unsealed and go forth a second time to be read by the whole world, there would a few people who would have the cryptic mysteries in the book delivered to them. And they would testify of the truthfulness of the book.

“..none shall behold it (during the days of wickedness) save it be that three witnesses shall behold it, by the power of God, besides him to whom the book shall be delivered; and they shall testify to the truth of the book and the things therein.

And there is none other which shall view it, save it be a few according to the will of God, to bear testimony of his word unto the children of men; for the Lord God hath said that the words of the faithful should speak as if it were from the dead.” (2 Nephi 27:12-13)

Although we have been conditioned to think that the three witnesses of the sealed book mentioned in the Book of Mormon and also the Doctrine and Covenants are witnesses of an ancient record, the Book of Mormon, it is revealed in the Doctrine and Covenants that the three witnesses are ordained to be witnesses of the record.

I would argue that David, Oliver, and Martin were NEVER ordained to be witnesses of the Book of Mormon. That calling was an organic call from heaven that never had a priesthood ordination.

However, the three witnesses of the Doctrine and Covenants were ordained for that calling by virtue of their callings in the presidency. I addressed that issue in Part 3.

Observation #12

When the book with sealed words comes forth the second time, “the words of the faithful [prophets that originally brought for the book] should speak as if it were from the dead.”

That’s right. Those prophets that had originally brought for the sealed words, and who had been rejected by the believing Gentiles and the world, will return from the dead to unseal, expound, and declare them.

The narrative informs us that when the sealed book comes forth for the last time, those leaders who had previously been rejected and had been “covered” and blinded and had the spirit of deep sleep placed upon them, will come to understanding and learn doctrine.

They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.” (2nd Nephi 27:35 see also section 1 about how Joseph had “erred”)

Observation #13

The second time that the book comes forth, when the marvelous work and a wonder begins, (third watch), the words of the book will be ESTABLISHED by the mouth of three witnesses. Those that rejected the book when it comes forth for the last time will have a “wo” placed upon them.

Notice the prophecy in 2nd Nephi 27:

Wherefore, the Lord God will proceed to bring forth the words of the book; and in the mouth of as many witnesses as seemeth him good will he establish his word; and wo be unto him that rejecteth the word of God!“(2nd Nephi 27:14)

Thoughout the Doctrine and Covenants the Lord pronounces a “wo” upon those that deny his voice. Compare the passage above with the following passages in the Doctrine and Covenants:

Deny not the spirit of revelation, nor the spirit of prophecy, for wo unto him that denieth these things D&C 11:25

And even so will I cause the wicked to be kept, that will not hear my voice but harden their hearts, and wo, wo, wo, is their doom. D&C 38:6

Notice also all of the passages in the Doctrine and Covenants about ESTABLISHING righteousness, the work, the cause of Zion, the church, the gospel, the rock.

Observation #14

The narrative in 2nd Nephi 27 makes the following observation, that God can do his own work

20 The learned shall not read them, for they have rejected them, and I am able to do mine own work… 21 Touch not the things which are sealed, for I will bring them forth in mine own due time; for I will show unto the children of men that I am able to do mine own work.

The word “work” in the revelations Joseph brought forth usually has reference to human beings doing the work of God in publishing God’s word and expounding upon it.

However, the above passage seems to be speaking about a very strange act that may involve God beginning his work without the use of ordained priesthood authority.

It could be suggesting that after the first work done by human beings failed, God will begin the final work by unveiling some of the mysteries in the book to those that give heed to the WORD.

Is it possible that the WORK of beginning of the unsealing of the mysteries to those that heed God’s word is done by God himself through the Holy Spirit, not assisted by ordained priesthood authority?

When pondering God’s declaration that he can do his own work, it is helpful to remember the following prophetic observation given by the Lord:

1 The works, and the designs, and the purposes of God cannot be frustrated, neither can they come to naught.

2 For God doth not walk in crooked paths, neither doth he turn to the right hand nor to the left, neither doth he vary from that which he hath said, therefore his paths are straight, and his course is one eternal round.

3 Remember, remember that it is not the work of God that is frustrated, but the work of men;

God gave mortal man the opportunity to do His work during Joseph Smith’s ministry.

Although a foundation was laid for a future work, the preliminary work had the opportunity to usher in the marvelous work but failed miserably.

It is the work of man that is frustrated, not the work of God.

God can do His own work. Even when the servants return, we are informed that God will be in their midst directing things and providing His power to ensure that the work is finished to His specifications.

He himself will be walking among the saints.

Again, I must stress that the narrative in the sealed book prophecy in 2nd Nephi 27 may only be typologically relative to the revelations that Joseph Smith brought forth

The above observations may just be some remarkable parallels.

keep watching.


A Conversation with a New Reader of the Blog

March 8, 2022

From time to time I get emails from new readers of my blog which often transition into some of the tougher issues that people need to grapple with once they begin to investigate the deeper and more troubling aspects of church history.

I thought it might be helpful to other new readers of this blog, to share the most recent example of this.

New Reader:

“May I have a copy of the PDF that was offered in Summary of the Secret History of Mormonism showing the graphic time-line?”

My Response:

“Here it is-

https://onewhoiswatching.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/timeline992-96med-1.pdf

New Reader:

Thank you very much!!! If you get a chance, and you feel inclined to share, please answer a personal-type question for me. Let me know if you still participate in the LDS church, and why?

God continue to bless you….

Thank You”

My response:

“I resigned from the church about 28 years ago however that is not a reflection of what I think others should do.

In my experience, most LDS people who have a faith crisis regarding church history and Joseph Smith, and the latter day restoration movement, etc. usually either go into a spiritual free fall and reject Christ altogether, or they join a fringe group and replace the LDS “prophet” with some charismatic leader that is making sensational claims. We have been indoctrinated to place our trust in the arm of flesh.

In my opinion, the reason most disenfranchised Mormons do not remain Christian is because they never were true Christians. The restoration of the Church back in the 1830’s was based on New Testament Christianity, but four generations later the modern church has very little in common with true Christianity and members of the church do not have a strong foundation in New Testament Chritianity.

The only thing I encourage people to do is to saturate themselves in the word of God that Joseph Smith brought forth. Everything a person needs to know about the LDS restoration movement and the state of the modern church is clearly laid out in the Doctrine and Covenants and the Book of Mormon. Both canons of scripture have prophetically testified of and prophesied about our current situation.”

New Reader:

Thank you for taking the time to answer my curiosity. I agree with you 100%, and am on-board with your views. My dilemma is that my wife misses participation and she is heart-broken to think that our sealing is meaningless. I am trying to use long-suffering, etc., but we have our spats over my rejection of the church. Are you aware of anything that helps couples working things out? Your advice will be most welcome.

I agree 100% with you about “Groups”. I learned through prayer that they are wrong, and a distraction to seekers of Christ.

Another question please: Do you do anything with sacrament?

Sorry to bother you so much. I have been a dedicated studier of the scriptures for over 50 years. I can see the mercy of the Lord in leading me along.

My Best,

Thank You”

My Response:

“It is no bother.. I enjoy correspondence when I have time..

Your wife has some very real needs. It is an inherent desire within most people, (especially women?),  to be part of a community of like-minded people. It justifies and validates us in our beliefs and provides friendships. Nothing wrong with that.. It is actually an important part of true Christianity as the saints were commanded to meet often to break bread and teach and edify each other etc.

I wish I had some simple and effective advice for you other than to be very patient with her and realize that she is on a different trajectory of learning than you are. She must be scared to death seeing all of her religious hopes and dreams go up in smoke. That would be very unsettling.

The more secure you become in your convictions, the less you will feel like you need to bully her into seeing things your way.. Show her that your love and respect for her is greater than any disagreements that you have about religion.

My wife and I believe that the sealing concept is essentially true, simply perverted by the modern church.

We believe the Holy Ghost seals people to each other, not the current human priesthood authority. I don’t think there is anything wrong or doctrinally errant in believing that the two of you have made a very important marital covenant before God and that it has eternal ramifications and blessings associated with it.

We have been commanded to become “one flesh” with our spouses. Regardless of how literal you decide to interpret that, it seems to substantiate Paul’s observation that “neither is the man without the woman, neither, the woman without the man, in the Lord“.

That sounds like an eternal concept to me.

I think it is really important to emphasize those things with her and help her feel secure in the sacredness and eternalness of your covenant. You are on her side and she is on yours. No need to alienate her just because you have a differing view of things..

If you can encourage her to study the scriptures with you in a non-threatening way, you may find that she will begin to come around. But constantly making negative comments about the church may simply threaten and offend her sensitivities. Allow her to reach her own conclusions.

I personally don’t do anything with the sacrament but again, I do not seek to influence others one way or the other..

Sorry I am not much help.. We all see through a glass darkly and everyone who is sincerely seeking the truth seems to be going through the refiners fire right now… perhaps it is a sign of the times… everything is darkest just before the light shines forth.”


New Reader:

“Hi Watcher,

Just want to ask you to weigh in on something. I’m sure it is something you’ve pondered. I’m not projecting anything, but it came to mind.

The TPJS has this to say:

“I will give you one of the Keys of the mysteries of the Kingdom. It is an eternal principle, that has existed with God from all eternity: That man who rises up to condemn others, finding fault with the Church, saying that they are out of the way, while he himself is righteous, then know assuredly, that that man is in the high road to apostasy; and if he does not repent, will apostatize, as God lives.”

Also, have you considered doing an analysis of the Parable of the Laborers in Matthew 20: 1-16 for your Youtube followers? Sorry if I appear to be relying on the arm of flesh. I just find your reviews enlightening.

Thank You”

My Response:

“Yes I have an opinion on that topic.. I think I have blogged about it, but rather than look it up right now [while I am traveling] I will summarize my view and rationale…

first of all that quote, is such a black and white declaration stating that a person is categorically in the wrong to challenge church authority is absurd, and contradicts scripture and common sense.

It was also made by Joseph in July of 1839 during a very dark time in his ministry.. He appears to have been motivated by the fact that some of his brethren were being critical of him and he was reacting to it

 The quote, if taken at face value, presupposes that church authority can never be wrong and that nobody has the right or responsibility to challenge apostate leadership which is obviously not true.

One of the reasons the Lord gave the law of common consent is so that a person can challenge decisions of leadership.. Also, the reason there is a specific protocol given in scripture for holding a disciplinary council on the president of the church is because it is a possibility that a leader can fall from their calling.

There is an interesting account in the seven volume history of the church wherein an elder named Sylvester Smith (no relation to Joseph) got into an argument with Joseph Smith during Zion’s camp over a dog.

Sylvester was so pissed at Joseph that he brought charges of unchristian like conduct against Joseph Smith before the high council when they returned to Kirtland.

The hearing was very embarrassing to Joseph.

Sylvester even had witnesses that testified in his behalf against Joseph.

However, the high council ultimately ruled in favor of Joseph…

As I recall, Sylvester was quoted as stating that he would have left the church over the incident if it had been Joseph’s church but he knew it was God’s church..

Even though he did not like Joseph and had a personality conflict with him, he chose to stay in the church because he had a testimony of the restoration and he knew it was God’s church..

According to the above quote that you provided, since Sylvester found fault with Joseph, Sylvester would be on the high road to apostasy… but here is the rub, Within a very short time after that dispute and the ruling in favor of Joseph Smith, the Lord instituted the calling of the Seventy and Sylvester Smith was called by revelation through Joseph Smith to be one of the first presidents of the Seventy..

That calling would indicate that the Lord did not consider Sylvester to have been on the road to apostasy for finding fault with Joseph.

Sylvester Smith was not wrong to challenge a leader of the church if he sincerely thought that the leader was in error, nor was it a sign the Sylvester was in a state of apostasy.

Another argument often used to promote the false teaching that nobody can challenge authority is a scripture in the D&C that warns those that say Joseph has sinned. However the caveat is that you should not say he has sinned if he has not sinned. But if he has sinned, it is the responsibility for a person to question authority.

That is my two cents worth on the topic..

I think I have only addressed the parable of the sower.. it would be fun to address more New Testament parables..”

New Reader:

“Thank you. I agreed with your take on it. If you happen to locate your full blog entry on this subject, please let me know. Thanks for not being defensive. I meant no insult.

Another thing that I also got out of the quote is that the accuser makes sure that other know how RIGHTEOUS they are: whether implied or outright. This seems to be the malady of the leaders of the “Movements”. They may feign humility, but they are not humble.

This is a very refreshing quality that I see in you. That is a major reason as to why I like reading or listening to your research. Thank you!

Well, my vote for further parable research would be “The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares” and “The Parable of the Laborers”. Let me know if I can be of assistance in any endeavor. I am retired and could certainly participate.

I have not gotten into the Solving the Prophet Puzzle book yet that I recently acquired from Amazon, but when I do I will let you know of any typos, etc. I guess doing an Index of sorts in the rear would be a great undertaking.

I hope you are enjoying your ABNB stay. My wife and I enjoy using their services as well.

My Best”

New Reader:

“Watcher,

I have been trying to diligently get caught up on your posts, etc. Would you please answer a burning question for me? It appears that the fullness and patriarchal authority are no longer in the corporate LDS church. Do they have authority in the lesser priesthood? Or in other words, was my water baptism valid? Does the remnant of the church started by Sidney Rigdon have any authority?

Thanks”

My Response:

“Hi ….

It is my opinion that the higher Melchizedek Priesthood that was restored at the Morley Farm only lasted on the earth for 3 1/2 years and the patriarchal priesthood keys the were restored by John the Baptist and that associated ordained priesthood authority were taken from the earth when the saints were rejected as a church with their dead.

I obviously question the legitimacy of the water baptisms taking place and I do not see spiritual fruits that accompany the spiritual rebirth or baptism of fire and the holy Ghost.

However, those are just my opinions. Nobody should accept my opinion as authoritative and each person needs to do their own prayerful research and determine for themselves whether their baptism was valid.

I do not believe the church started by Sidney Rigdon had any sustainable priesthood authority. But again, I am not an authority on anything.

I have simply formulated my opinions over the years and I am always revisiting my opinions and it is not uncommon for me to revise my beliefs as I find more information.

We are all on a learning curve. It will be nice when those with authority return with the Savior and we can be taught the full truth about everything.

Hope all is going well for you and yours”


 


Jordan Peterson: “The Bible is MORE than True” (EXPLAINED)

March 1, 2022

 

I thought the message in this video was quite profound.

“What Peterson is saying is that the bible is the foundation in which most of all of the other literature in

our western civilization was built because it’s the most foundational.

Now imagine that’s the entire corpus of linguistic production all things considered now how do you understand that?

Literally how do you understand that the answer is you sample it by reading and listening to stories and listening to people talk

you sample that whole domain. You build a low resolution representation of that..

He’s saying that in order for you to see that the bible is the foundation for which our western civilization is built you can just listen to how everyone talks and the stories that they tell and if you keep those stories in mind you can hear the bible behind everything that they say.

To take it a little bit further I believe that he’s alluding to the fact that the writings of the bible have influenced our language our moral code our judicial system and really our entire modern culture in one way or another but in a larger context he’s saying that the bible has provided the structure in our culture that gives us the ability to communicate.

It isn’t [just] that the bible is true it’s that the bible is the precondition for the manifestation of truth which makes it way more true than just true it’s a whole different kind of true and.. i think this is not only literally the case factually i think it can’t be any other way.

It’s the only way we can solve the problem of perception.

..the bible is more than just true.. since communication is necessary for talking about what’s true and what isn’t true then it’s not that the bible is just true but it’s actually necessary for all truths to be communicated linguistically since it’s the foundation of our shared culture which shaped our way of communicating in our western civilization.

And when it comes to the problem of perception that he mentioned he’s talking about the problem of not being able to know what’s actually true and what’s just our individual perception.

Okay, now let’s summarize his argument going all the way back to the beginning of the clip.

It seems to me that he’s saying that our culture has a fundamental set of ideas and language that we all share in order to communicate but since we’re getting more individualistic in our culture and we’re starting to be more conditioned to only seeing things from our personal individual perspectives, we’re starting to lose those shared ideas and language that allows us to be able to communicate with each other.

He’s saying that as a consequence we won’t even have a culture that communicates with each other anymore. This is why we see people just shouting at each other without any genuine effort to understand what the other side is actually saying.

He then goes on to argue that since the bible is the first book that all of our linguistic frameworks and ideas are built on top of then the bible is the foundation for our western civilization and with that he concludes that the bible is not just true but without it we wouldn’t even have the foundations to communicate what’s true and what isn’t true and because we’re moving away from that as a result our culture is losing its unified perception of reality and that’s my understanding of what he said.”


The Day Canada Died

February 20, 2022

I noticed the following post on a messaging platform today:

“From this day forward, things in my home country will never be the same.

People are now afraid to speak out, to post anything anti-government, pro freedom…

We have effectively been neutered.

Whether this post gets me in trouble with our Dear Leader doesn’t matter to me.

Canada will never be the same.

I hang my head in shame for what this country’s leadership has done.

There will never be any going back.

This is officially a dictatorship, with freedom of speech eliminated.

All we and any anybody else wants is freedom to live our lives.

This is not living.”

Here is another recent thread on a message board:

The Canadian Crisis and the Queen

The Head of State of Canada is not Trudeau.
It is Queen Elizabeth 11.
The role of the Crown is defined in Law.
Normally all the Crown does is rubber stamp Canadaian Acts of Parlament.
However
” executive authority remains vested in the Queen. “
and :
” there are cases where the sovereign would have a duty to act independently under the doctrine of neccessity to prevent unconstitutional acts, “
and :
” the sovereign acts as a custodian of the Crown’s democratic powers and a representation of the power of the people above government and political parties “
and :
” the monarch is a guardian of constitutional freedom whose job is to ensure that the political process remains intact and is allowed to function. “

Canada now –
Parliament is suspended.
Emergency Powers in force.

So Trudeau will represent to the Head of State, the Crown, that those powere are neccessary, and the Crown says OK.
But
Trudeau’s deputy states publicly that they will make those powere PERMANENT.
From the point of view of the Crown that is not only not ok, it is impossible.
Then there is this –
The Queen is the Commander in Chief of the Canadian military.
It is understood that they have declined to act.
It is rumoured UN troops are being brought in.
From the point of view of the Crown, that is not ok. It is impossible.

Just to state that this is not an illusion that the Queen is some kind of fairy Godmother. Far from it. She is the CEO of a mega rich mega powerful and ruthless royal corporation.
That is the point of this thread –
It is a contract, legally, between the people & the Crown.
Klaus Schwab represents a mega rich mega powerful global cabal that obviously thinks it would be better if they owned Canada,and not the Crown.
They are prepared to use foreign troops if neccessary.
Nor, if their deputy PM is to be believed are they offering the people any constitutional freedoms at all.

If the Crown wants to hold onto Canada, it must come to the defence of the Canadian people against what amounts to a foreign takeover.

THE DOCTRINE OF NECCESSITY

is now.

A few days ago one of the readers of this blog who lives in Australia sent me this email

“Watcher, you cannot believe what is going on suddenly in Australia – incredible loss of rights, it has become china”

https://youtu.be/jZ9j0nPjYn4

https://youtu.be/iiHARv9AdPQ

Mrs Watcher and I are horrified at how people are being treated in Canada, Australia and many other counties around the world including our own. Our prayers go out to all of our friends around the world that are being oppressed.

God’s spirit is being withdrawn from the wicked, however, I believe he is shedding forth his spirit even stronger on those that persevere and call on His name.



Frankly.. Part 5

February 14, 2022

Audio Version by Mrs Watcher Click Here

I have repeatedly encouraged people to do their own research. Everyone is responsible for their own gospel study. I simply share my thoughts and beliefs to stimulate thought and encourage people to search the scriptures and LDS history to prove or disprove suppositions that I share.

We live in a day of darkness and apostasy. We live during a time when God has placed a spirit of deep sleep upon those who sit in darkness. Further, God has sent a strong delusion upon the gentiles nations.

There are virtually no religious institutions or fringe groups or individuals that authoritatively teach the truth with ordained priesthood authority. The true church of Christ that briefly existed during New Testament times, Book of Mormon times and during the restoration movement is no longer on the earth.

We are awaiting the return of God’s servants and His Son as we treasure up the scriptures and take the Holy Spirit as their guide.

The Lord warned us to never place our trust in the arm of flesh.

There are people walking around out there that are claiming to have their calling and election made sure during this time when we do not even have the saving ordiances to enter into the gate.

God still has not turned His face back towards us.

Beware of such. They are either deceived or deceivers.

The GREAT WORK

Joseph Smith accomplished many things that were necessary in laying the foundation of a great work that would take place many generations later. But much of what he is remembered for, was temporary.

This is a great mystery to most latter-day saints who think that the marvelous work has been slowly trudging along for 200 years.

My very first blog series that I began 15 years ago provided countless scriptural proofs that the marvelous work and a wonder spoken of my Isaiah did not begin during Joseph’s ministry. That concept is actually one of the mysteries pertaining to the kingdom of God on earth.

Once the secret history of Mormonism is understood, it becomes apparent that the “GREAT WORK“, which is another term for “great and marvelous work and a wonder” did not take place during Joseph’s ministry. Rather, Joseph and his associates were laying the foundation for a great work.

In December of 1830, in section 35, the Lord gave a revelation directed at Sidney Rigdon. In the revelation it reveals that there would be a future GREAT WORK among the Gentiles which would manifest their folly and abominations:

7 And it shall come to pass that there shall be a great work in the land, even among the Gentiles, for their folly and their abominations shall be made manifest in the eyes of all people.

The Lord was prophesying about a FUTURE WORK that would take place four generations later.

I believe we are literally living in that time!

One of the questions my friend from Canada asked was, what prophesies are we experiencing right now, prior to the great and marvelous work?

In my opinion, this false virus pandemic fiasco and the real pandemic that has been created by the poisonous vaccines, represents an integral part of the great folly and abominations of the Gentiles. I believe it will culminate in the rolling forth of the Beast System. However the Kingdom of God also begins to roll forth during this general time frame.

Many evil politicians, false prophets and false teachers are admonishing people to inject a poisonous luciferin toxin into the holy temple of God that they have been given temporary stewardship over. This fulfillment of prophecy is yet another great mystery that most latter-day saints are oblivious to.

The future GREAT WORK mentioned is section 35 is also mentioned in section 112. It was directed to Thomas Marsh the President of the Twelve Apostles.

It was given just before he apostatized from the church and fell from his position during that WATCH. However, the unconditional and categorical promise of God to him, is that he will return and play an incredible part in the GREAT WORK. God still has a GREAT WORK for him to do!

That is another mystery buried in the Doctrine and Covenants that is hidden from the understanding of most latter-day saints.

In the revelation, Marsh was given an unconditional promise that he would one day bear record of the name of Christ to both the Gentiles and the Jews. Further, under his direction as the President of the Twelve, he will send forth “MY
WORD” unto the ends of the earth.

4 Let thy heart be of good cheer before my face; and thou shalt bear record of my name, not only unto the Gentiles, but also unto the Jews; and thou shalt send forth my word unto the ends of the earth.

5 Contend thou, therefore, morning by morning; and day after day let thy warning voice go forth; and when the night cometh let not the inhabitants of the earth slumber, because of thy speech.

6 Let thy habitation be known in Zion, and remove not thy house; for I, the Lord, have a GREAT WORK for thee to do, in publishing my name among the children of men.

7 Therefore, gird up thy loins for the work. Let thy feet be shod also, for thou art chosen, and thy path lieth among the mountains, and among many nations.

8 And by thy word many high ones shall be brought low, and by thy word many low ones shall be exalted.

9 Thy voice shall be a rebuke unto the transgressor; and at thy rebuke let the tongue of the slanderer cease its perverseness.

That prophecy and promise will still come to pass. It is a future event that I believe will take place in the very near future.

As with virtually all prophesies, that prophesy had a preliminary shadow fulfillment that began to take place shortly after the revelation was given.

A portion of God’s word did go forth to the nations of the earth through the quorum of the twelve apostles, under the direction of Brigham Young, which resulted in the flow of new converts from across the great waters into Nauvoo and later into Utah.

Nevertheless, the literal fulfillment of the prophecy concerning President Marsh will come to pass when the name of Christ is published again among the children of men for the last time.

The scriptures that the modern church has stewardship over, is enabling the current awakening that we are witnessing among a remnant that are beginning to take heed to God’s word.

On September 11th 1831 (Section 64) the Lord told Joseph Smith and the leading elders of the church that he had SET them to provide for the saints in the last days that they may obtain an inheritance in Zion. Yet he explained that they were laying the FOUNDATION for a GREAT WORK
that would take place in the future.

30 And he hath set you to provide for his saints in these last days, that they may obtain an inheritance in the land of Zion.

31 And behold, I, the Lord, declare unto you, and my words are sure and shall not fail, that they shall obtain it.

32 But all things must come to pass in their time.

33 Wherefore, be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work. And out of small things proceedeth that which is great.

After giving the above revelation, the Lord let the saints know that there would be an interim time of apostasy between the laying of the foundation of a great work and the actual beginning of the great work. He revealed this cryptically in the parable of the redemption of Zion contained in section 101.

This is currently another great mystery to most of the latter-day saints who take the scriptures lightly and continue to walk in darkness. Notice the interrelated keywords below:

The parable of the redemption of Zion in section 101 cryptically reveals that the first laborers of the last kingdom who were SET to be watchmen of the saints of the restored church, stumbled while they were laying the foundation of a future work.

It reveals that they were “at variance with each other” and became “slothful” and “hearkened not unto the commandments of their Lord”.

Because of this, “the enemy came by night, and broke down the hedge; and the servants of the nobleman arose and were affrighted, and fled; and the enemy destroyed their works, and broke down the olive trees.”

However, the parable continues on to reveal that after a period of time, the Lord would have his Davidic Servant gather together the residue of his servants and redeem the vineyard by breaking down the walls of the enemy and throwing down their tower and scattering their watchmen. They will “avenge” the Lord of His enemies:

55 And the lord of the vineyard said unto one of his servants: Go and gather together the residue of my servants, and take all the strength of mine house, which are my warriors, my young men, and they that are of middle age also among all my servants, who are the strength of mine house, save those only whom I have appointed to tarry;

56 And go ye straightway unto the land of my vineyard, and redeem my vineyard; for it is mine; I have bought it with money.

57 Therefore, get ye straightway unto my land; break down the walls of mine enemies; throw down their tower, and scatter their watchmen.

58 And inasmuch as they gather together against you, avenge me of mine enemies, that by and by I may come with the residue of mine house and possess the land.

59 And the servant said unto his lord: When shall these things be?

60 And he said unto his servant: When I will; go ye straightway, and do all things whatsoever I have commanded you;

61 And this shall be my seal and blessing upon you—a faithful and wise steward in the midst of mine house, a ruler in my kingdom.

62 And his servant went straightway, and did all things whatsoever his lord commanded him; and after many days all things were fulfilled.

The Enduring Contribution of Joseph Smith

According to the parable, much of what was accomplished during Joseph’s ministry was destroyed:

the enemy destroyed their works”.

That is an ominous pronouncement worth pondering.

Was there anything Joseph accomplished that was enduring?

If so, what exactly was the enduring contribution of Joseph Smith during his first ministry?

They that understand the secret narrative behind the history of the latter day saint movement realize that many of the major events and spiritual endowments were temporary in nature because of the disobedience of the saints and work of the enemy.

Many of the amazing events took place to lay a foundation for a future event.

It was necessary for Elijah (John the Baptist) to restore the keys of the priesthood to Joseph and Oliver so that special things could be accomplished relative to laying the foundation of a future work, but those keys are no longer on the earth.

It was necessary for the Melchizedek priesthood to be restored at the special conference at the Morley Farm so that special things could be accomplished relative to laying the foundation of a future work, but that priesthood power and authority is no longer on the earth.

It was necessary for the law in section 42, to be given, which contains the law of consecration so that special things could be accomplished relative to laying the foundation of a future work. But the authority to live that law is no longer here and that law is no longer being lived.

It was necessary to build and dedicate a holy temple of God in Kirtland Ohio, so that special things could take place in it relative to laying the foundation for a future work. But that temple has since been defiled, waiting for God to sanctify it once again. That temple is not currently functional for spiritual endowments.

So, is there anything Joseph Smith did that was enduring and powerful and directly related to our salvation? Something of extreme value from the beginning of his ministry to this very day. With the same power today that existed during Joseph’s ministry?

Yes!

In December of 1832, section 86, the Lord declared that he was beginning to bring forth the
WORD:

4 But behold, in the last days, even now while the Lord is beginning to bring forth the word, and the blade is springing up and is yet tender—

5 Behold, verily I say unto you, the angels are crying unto the Lord day and night, who are ready and waiting to be sent forth to reap down the fields;

6 But the Lord saith unto them, pluck not up the tares while the blade is yet tender (for verily your faith is weak), lest you destroy the wheat also.

7 Therefore, let the wheat and the tares grow together until the harvest is fully ripe; then ye shall first gather out the wheat from among the tares, and after the gathering of the wheat, behold and lo, the tares are bound in bundles, and the field remaineth to be burned. D&C 86

Preparation for the final harvest has been taking place for four generations and it is powered by the word of God that the Lord brought forth through Joseph Smith. The word of God that came forth back then has as much power today as it had back then.

Through the instrumentality of Joseph Smith, the Lord brought forth the Book of Mormon, corrected and made inspired clarifications in the Bible, and brought forth the revelations of God contained in the original manuscript of the Book of Commandments and the 1833 and 1844 editions of the Doctrine and Covenants.

These canons of scripture as they existed at the time of Joseph’s death were true and faithful accounts of the WORD OF GOD that God was bringing forth. They had been published under the direction of Joseph Smith the prophet and ratified by the Saints through the law of common consent.

Although Joseph and the Church failed to finalize and complete all canons of scripture into ONE final record, the word that came forth was adequate to prepare us for the marvelous work.

The Lord has promised us that the scriptures that Joseph brought forth, have been PRESERVED IN SAFTEY. We have that promise from the Lord in section 42.

These scriptures that have been preserved are adequate to prepare the hearts and minds of the saints for the final restoration.

Sadly, the saints took the word of God lightly during Joseph Smith’s ministry and the Lord delivered them over to Satan and a time of darkness. That same darkness exists today. Nevertheless, the scriptures still contain power in them for those that search then and believe them.

Like the saints of the restoration, those of us living four generation later have largely taken the scriptures lightly.

This is because of the false traditions of our fathers, false teachers, and false prophets. Many have been deceived by the craftiness of men. A spirit of deep sleep has been placed over the saints of the latter days.

But there is an awakening that is taking place right now.

There is a scattered remnant that is discarding the false traditions of their fathers and beginning to diligently search the original and authentic scriptures of the restoration.

The Lord has given an unconditional promise that the manifestations of the spirit will accompany the WORD of God, if we study and believe it.

As pointed out by John Pratt, the prophecy in Ether informs us that the words of Christ will come forth to prepare the saints, BEFORE the record of the vision of the Brother of Jared is read by the power of Christ.

That prophecy is not referring to the fabricated “scriptures” published by fringe groups or new scripture projects by fringe groups that add to and take away from the true word of God that has been preserved from the time of Joseph Smith.

What is so significant about the word of God during this period of time when the saving ordinances are no longer available on the earth?

Why does the Lord command us to give heed the word of God when the marvelous work is ABOUT to begin, before priesthood authority and the true church of Christ, with all of its offices has been restored to the earth?

Again, there is a magnificent power within the word of God which is independent of ordained priesthood authority and power.

Those that sincerely delve into the word of God and believe it, and obey it to the best of their abilities, being ready to obey the fulness of the gospel, are visited by the manifestation of the spirit. They are CLEANSED AND SANCTIFIED by the WORD.

Notice the words of Christ in John 15:1-4 which informs us that it is the word of God that makes us CLEAN:

I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

Every branch in me that beareth not fruit, he taketh away; and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

Now ye are clean through the WORD which I have spoken unto you.

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine, no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

In Christ’s intercessory prayer in John 17, we are informed that the WORD OF GOD SANCTIFIES us if we receive it and keep it.

I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world; thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.

For I have given unto them the WORDS which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee; and they have believed that thou didst send me..

..I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth; thy word is truth.

(Related to this, I would also suggest reading the parable of the sower in the New Testament. Perhaps also some observations about the parable in the following post)

Fulness of the Scriptures

In the previous episode we showed that the term “fulness of the scriptures” is referring to all of the accepted canons of scripture. However, contextually speaking, section 42 implies that they ESPECIALLY refer to the revelations that Joseph Smith brought forth that are documented in the Book of Commandments and the Doctrine and Covenants.

It is the literal words of Christ that came unto the Gentiles, in the revelations Joseph Smith received (and will receive when he returns) that will finally convince the Gentiles and then the Jews.

As previously addressed, there is reason to believe that the revelations that Joseph received directly from the mouth of the Lord will be the primary scriptures that prove that all of the other canons of scripture are true.

When the servants return, they will have gathered the record of the Jews, the record of the Nephites and the record of scattered Israel among the Gentiles together in one.

Section 1 testifies that the Doctrine and Covenants will once again come forth as “tidings” and be read by all of the inhabitants of the earth when the servants return to seal up the wicked:

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—

TI’DINGS, noun plural News; advice; information; intelligence; account of what has taken place, and was not before known.

When the servants return to gather the elect, these tidings of things previously published but not before known will finally be expounded upon in power by the true servants of the Lord. At that time kings from past generations will finally be astonished and consider what they had not previously heard about:

So shall he gather many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him; for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.” (Isaiah 52)

This is another great mystery to most latter-day saints.

We have demonstrated from scripture that the great command that the Lord gives us just prior to the beginning of the marvelous work is to “heed my word” which is contained in the fulness of the scriptures that Joseph and his associates will bring forth.

“A great and marvelous work is ABOUT to come forth among the children of men. Behold, I am God; give heed to my word, which is quick and powerful, sharper than a two-edged sword, to the dividing asunder of both joints and marrow; therefore give heed unto my word.”

In a previous episode I made the following claim:

The Doctrine and Covenants is a record in which many mysteries have been sealed up and hidden from the gentiles because of unbelief. It is going to be unsealed when the mysteries in it are unfolded to those that have the faith to believe the unconditional prophecies and promises in it.

In the modern church we are often taught that “mysteries” have to do with topics like the location of Kolob or how travel will take place in the next world. Things that have little or nothing to do with our salvation.

Although some prophets have been allowed to view some of those deeper mysteries, they are commanded to not share them, or to limit them according to the heed and diligence which people give to God’s word.

9 And now Alma began to expound these things unto him, saying: It is given unto many to know the mysteries of God; nevertheless they are laid under a strict command that they shall not impart only according to the portion of his word which he doth grant unto the children of men, according to the heed and diligence which they give unto him.

10 And therefore, he that will harden his heart, the same receiveth the lesser portion of the word; and he that will not harden his heart, to him is given the greater portion of the word, until it is given unto him to know the mysteries of God until he know them in full.

11 And they that will harden their hearts, to them is given the lesser portion of the word until they know nothing concerning his mysteries; and then they are taken captive by the devil, and led by his will down to destruction. Now this is what is meant by the chains of hell.

While there are undoubtedly those types of mysteries that are fruitless to speculate about, the scriptures that Joseph Smith brought forth repeatedly speak of the mysteries pertaining to the kingdom of God which are extremely relevant to our salvation.

Those types of mysteries are revealed in the revelations Joseph brought forth. But they are only revealed to those who are ready to receive them. (Please keyword search the word mysteries in the Doctrine and Covenants for greater understanding and context)

The Revelations Joseph Brought forth Contain Mysteries that are Sealed

In this episode it will be proven that the revelations that Joseph attempted to publish in the Book of Commandments in 1833 and the revelations that he canonized in the Doctrine and Covenants in 1835 and 1844 have mysteries embedded in them which are hidden from the eyes of the unbelieving because the words are sealed and because the modern church is in a state of darkness.

From the beginning of his ministry, Joseph Smith withheld the mysteries contained in the Doctrine and Covenants from the world and from most of the saints.

I will prove these things from scripture and from the history of the Church and I will prove it to MY satisfaction.

You are responsible for your own study and belief.

I have been Proclaiming the Doctrine and Covenants to be a Sealed Book

It is no secret to followers of my blog that I have been proclaiming that the Doctrine and Covenants is a sealed book with mysteries in it for a long time.

In the past, I have been teaching it as an observation I had made.

I had no idea that the declaration is supported in scripture.

I recently did a google keyword search on my blog to see how many times I have made that claim over the years. It turns out that I have restated that claim in at least six different blog posts over the years.

The first time was about 11 years ago in 2010 in which I made the following statements.

“For those who don’t understand the doctrine of the three watches, and don’t accept the above noted unconditional promise in section one, the D&C is largely a sealed book. It appears to be a book of failed prophesies.

It simply doesn’t make sense to those who read it.

Can you see why it is so critical to understand the doctrine of the three watches?

The book is a sealed book to those who think the marvelous work began four generations ago.”

As I have been making claims like that over the years, I have never provided scriptural evidence to back up the fact that the book contains mysteries that are sealed because I assumed that none existed.

My eyes were covered, and I did not see the declarations of God regarding this fact.

I was the victim of the very problem I have been taking about. I have been suffering from a spirit of deep sleep that we all labor under. The scriptures on that topic had been sealed up and hidden from me, even though some of the mysteries in the Doctrine and Covenants were being unfolded to me. I believe there are numerous readers of this blog who have experienced the same phenomena.

However, a few months ago something caught my attention. I read a passage of scripture that I have undoubtedly read hundreds of times before and yet, I was interpreting it differently.

It motivated me to do some keyword searches and it led me to a string of amazing passages and entries in the scriptures and history of the church.

The journey began with a passage in section 28 that began a series of related passages in scripture and church history.

From section 28 I was led to a remarkable declaration from Joseph Smith in the history of the Church in HC 1:235. From there I was led to section 35, then to section 42, then section 43, then section 68, then section 71 and then section 90. I believe these sections collectively testify that the words in the revelations that Joseph received have cryptic messages containing mysteries pertaining to the rolling forth of the kingdom of God on earth, which are sealed.

We shall begin with section 28, and proceed through this sequence but first, a little historical context for some content in section 28.

Joseph and Oliver had previously received a joint revelation on how to organize and manage the restored Church of Christ. It was not a word for word “thus sayeth the Lord” revelation from the Lord like the majority of revelations in the D&C are. It was what the scriptures refer to as a “word of wisdom” revelation from the Lord. Notice the following passages regarding gifts of the spirit:

16 And again, it is given by the Holy Ghost to some to know the diversities of operations, whether they be of God, that the manifestations of the Spirit may be given to every man to profit withal.

17 And again, verily I say unto you, to some is given, by the Spirit of God, the word of wisdom.

18 To another is given the word of knowledge, that all may be taught to be wise and to have knowledge.

As you can see, the term, “word of wisdom” actually refers to one of the gifts of the Spirit. It describes a method of wisdom via the “spirit of God” rather than receiving a “thus sayeth the Lord” type of revelation.

Section 89 was erroneously named “The word of Wisdom” but actually, the preface of the revelation was simply declaring the revelatory process by which it was received:

1 A WORD OF WISDOM, for the benefit of the council of high priests, assembled in Kirtland, and the church, and also the saints in Zion—

Joseph received his revelation about healthy living as a word of wisdom.

Section 20 of the Doctrine and Covenants is one of the most important and foundational revelations ever given but it was also received through the inspirational process referred to a “word of wisdom” rather than receiving it in a word for word format in the words of Christ.

Just before publishing this joint revelation that Joseph and Oliver had received through the revelatory process called the word of wisdom, the Lord revealed to Joseph that a very important clarification needed to be added to the text.

When Oliver found out about the inspired alteration that Joseph had done, he went ballistic because he did not think the changes were doctrinally accurate. The changes contradicted his understanding of the gospel. (Verse 37 of section 20 appears to be what gave Oliver so much indigestion)

I believe the insertion of the passage made by Joseph Smith had to do with one of the mysteries pertaining to the conversion process. Oliver did not understand the mystery that was being revealed.

Because of his concern, Oliver commanded Joseph in the Name of God to take the changes out of it:

“I command you in the name of God to erase those words!”

When Joseph received the letter from Oliver with that command in it, Joseph sent a response asking him:

“by what authority he took upon him to command [him] to alter or erase, to add to or diminish from, a revelation or commandment from Almighty God” (History of the Church, 1:105).

Joseph rebuked Oliver for challenging the inspired clarifications and he labored to show Oliver and the Whitmer’s from passages in the scriptures that the clarification were doctrinally accurate.

Finally, Joseph was able to convince Oliver (and the Whitmer’s) that the changes were inspired.

With that bit of historical background, lets review some amazing declarations in section 28.

Section 28
“..For I have given him the keys of the mysteries, and the revelations which are sealed”

Shortly after the incident with section 20, section 28 was received in which the Lord also chastises Oliver for having challenged the mysterious clarifications that Joseph Smith had made in section 20.

The Lord was letting Oliver know that Joseph was the head of the church and that he was Oliver’s spiritual leader and Joseph was exercising keys that were not to be challenged. Oliver was not to be erroneously challenging revelations that Joseph received from the Lord.

Following that rebuke, the Lord says something very interesting about the revelations that Joseph Smith was receiving.

Look at verse 7 in the following text:

6 And thou shalt not command him who is at thy head, and at the head of the church;

7 For I have given him the keys of the mysteries, and the revelations which are sealed, until I shall appoint unto them another in his stead.

What mysteries is the Lord speaking about?

What sealed revelations is the Lord speaking about?

I would submit to you that the Lord is speaking about the revelations that are coming forth through the prophet Joseph Smith that would ultimately be canonized in the Doctrine and Covenants!

They contain words that have mysterious meanings which are sealed up from the eyes of the world until the appointed time. These greater things are hidden from the understanding of those with unbelieving minds and hearts.

The passage that Oliver had a hard time understanding and believing is probably a textbook example of sealed words that are not easily understood.

Unbe-frekin-lievable!

Do you think I am misinterpreting what the Lord is saying?

Is it possible that I am wresting the scriptures because of a preconceived notion and bias that I had?

One might assume that the “keys” to the revelations and mysteries that are “sealed” which is mentioned in section 28 is referring to the sealed portion of the Book of Mormon or another ancient record to come forth in the future, but I believe a contextual reading of the passages as well as some related keyword searches on the topic show that is not case.

The revelation deals expressly with the revelations that Joseph was receiving, that would eventually be canonized in the Book of Commandments and the Doctrine and Covenants.

It is true that Joseph Smith also holds the keys to all of the ancient records that have been hid up as well.

We know that the vision of the Brother of Jared has been sealed and will eventually come forth as well as other ancient records.

Nevertheless, I believe that Joseph Smith understood that section 28 is identifying the revelations received by Joseph Smith that would eventually be published in the Doctrine and Covenants as the “mysteries and revelations which are sealed“.

Can I back this claim up?

I think I can.

From the declarations of Joseph Smith found in the History of the Church.

HC 1:235
“..showing that the keys of the mysteries of the Kingdom of our Savior, are again entrusted to man”

When Joseph Smith and his associates were preparing to publish the Book of Commandments it was acknowledged by Joseph Smith that the revelations represented the “foundation of the church” and that they contained the “mysteries“.

He actually claimed that the book of the revelations he had received DEMONSTRATED that he held the keys of the mysteries that are sealed.

Notice the following journal entry of Joseph Smith as recorded in HC 1:235

My time was occupied closely in reviewing the commandments and sitting in conference for nearly two weeks; for we held from the first to the twelfth of November, four special conferences.

In the last, which was held at Brother [John] Johnson’s in Hiram, after deliberate consideration, in consequence of the book of Revelations, now to be printed, [the Book of Commandments and later, the Doctrine and Covenants] being the foundation of the church in these last days; and a benefit to the world, showing that the keys of the mysteries of the Kingdom of our Savior, are again entrusted to man, and the riches of eternity within the compass of those who are willing to live by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God:

therefore the conference priced the Revelations to be worth to the church, the riches of the whole earth, speaking temporally. The great benefits to the world, which result from the Book of Mormon and the Revelations, which the Lord has seen fit, in his infinite wisdom, to grant unto us for our salvation, and for the salvation of all that will believe, were duly appreciated..

Notice how Joseph refers to the revelations that would eventually be canonized in the Book of Commandments and the Doctrine and Covenants as the “book of Revelations“.

Further, Joseph proclaims that the keys of the mysteries have been entrusted to man and he offers that book of revelations that he has received as the evidence that the keys of the mysteries have been committed to him!!

Joseph claims that the revelations he was receiving SHOWED that he held the keys of the mysteries of the kingdom.

So important were the revelations that Joseph Smith was receiving that the Lord told Joseph and his associates that they would need to give an account of their stewardship in the day of judgment:

“I the Lord have appointed them, and ordained them to be stewards over the revelations, and commandments which I have given unto them, and which I shall hereafter give unto them; and an account of this stewardship will I require of them in the day of Judgment” (JsPapers)

Section 35
“..keys of the mystery of those things which have been sealed”

Shortly after section 28 revealed that Joseph held the keys of the mysteries and that the revelations that he was receiving, and that those revelation contained mysteries that are sealed, section 35 was received and directed at Sidney Rigdon.

Once again, the Lord reiterated that Joseph held the keys of the mysteries in the sealed revelations Joseph was receiving:

17 And I have sent forth the fulness of my gospel by the hand of my servant Joseph; and in weakness have I blessed him;

18 And I have given unto him the keys of the mystery of those things which have been sealed, even things which were from the foundation of the world, and the things which shall come from this time until the time of my coming, if he abide in me, and if not, another will I plant in his stead.

19 Wherefore, watch over him that his faith fail not, and it shall be given by the Comforter, the Holy Ghost, that knoweth all things.

Sidney was to write for Joseph as the revelations coming through Joseph were coming from the bosom of the Lord:

20 And a commandment I give unto thee—that thou shalt write for him; and the scriptures shall be given, even as they are in mine own bosom, to the salvation of mine own elect;

21 For they will hear my voice, and shall see me, and shall not be asleep, and shall abide the day of my coming; for they shall be purified, even as I am pure.

While the scriptures that were coming forth through Joseph, probably pertain to and include his work in the Joseph Smith translation of the bible, the passage especially has to do with the revelations Joseph was receiving. This is further proven by the verse 23 which gave the Bible scholar Sidney Ridgon, the mandate to use the Bible to prove the validity of the revelations joseph was receiving:

22 And now I say unto you, tarry with him, and he shall journey with you; forsake him not, and surely these things shall be fulfilled.

23 And inasmuch as ye do not write, behold, it shall be given unto him to prophesy; and thou shalt preach my gospel and call on the holy prophets to prove his words, as they shall be given him.

17 And I have sent forth the fulness of my gospel by the hand of my servant Joseph; and in weakness have I blessed him;

18 And I have given unto him the keys of the mystery of those things which have been sealed
even things from the foundation of the world, and things which shall come from this time until the time of my coming

Again, the Lord reiterates that Joseph holds the keys of the mysteries which were coming forth in the revelations Joseph was receiving.

As you can see, the revelatory process of receiving the mysteries was to continue right up until the Savior comes. Was “the time of my coming” referring to the upcoming secret visitation in the Kirtland Temple, or the secret coming of the Savior in the 3rd watch, or His final coming in glory?

You decide.

The vast majority of the revelations we have in the Doctrine and Covenants had been given by the time Christ came to his temple in secret, as a thief in the night. The revelations were obviously complete enough for Joseph to be publishing them in 1833, 1835 and 1844. Nevertheless, revelation is continuous. More will undoubtedly be given after he returns.

I suspect that the above text provides a broader context to include all mysteries from the foundation of the earth, nevertheless, the revelations Joseph was in the process of receiving seem to be paramount.

To clarify. I am not suggesting that the revelations that Joseph received in the Doctrine and Covenants contain the only hidden mysteries to come forth. I believe all of the canons of scriptures contain hidden mysteries pertaining to the Kingdom of God.

And I am not saying that the sealed portion of the gold plates do not contain hidden mysteries. Clearly they do.

I am simply saying that in addition to secrets that have been physically sealed and/or buried in the earth in ancient records, I believe that the revelation Joseph received contain words that are sealed that contain hidden treasures of knowledge. Only those prepared to discern these mysteries can do so.

That is why Sidney and Joseph needed to preach from the revelations Joseph was receiving from the mouth of the Lord, so they could reveal the mysteries.

Yet, as documented in section 42, Joseph and Sidney were forbidden from teaching from the sacred texts that Joseph was bringing forth until a designated time when the scriptures will have been received in full.
That represents another great evidence that the revelations contained secrets that were being withheld until a later time.

Section 42
“..unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom”

Section 42 was reviewed in the last episode to show what the definition of the term “fulness of the scriptures” really means.

It is worth reviewing the section once again in the context of showing that the revelations Joseph was receiving contained mysteries that are sealed.

Section 42 represented the “law” of the church, revealed that the scriptures coming forth through Joseph Smith would be preserved in safety and that Joseph was not to teach from them until he had received them in full. This explains why Joseph rarely if ever based sermons on the revelations in the Doctrine and Covenants and did not have the missionaries use them in the conversion process.

56 Thou shalt ask, and my scriptures shall be given as I have appointed, and they shall be preserved in safety;

57 And it is expedient that thou shouldst hold thy peace concerning them, and not teach them until ye have received them in full.

58 And I give unto you a commandment that then ye shall teach them unto all men; for they shall be taught unto all nations, kindreds, tongues and people.

59 Thou shalt take the things which thou hast received, which have been given unto thee in my scriptures for a law, to be my law to govern my church;

60 And he that doeth according to these things shall be saved, and he that doeth them not shall be damned if he so continue.

61 If thou shalt ask, thou shalt receive revelation upon revelation, knowledge upon knowledge, that thou mayest know the mysteries and peaceable things—that which bringeth joy, that which bringeth life eternal.

62 Thou shalt ask, and it shall be revealed unto you in mine own due time where the New Jerusalem shall be built.

63 And behold, it shall come to pass that my servants shall be sent forth to the east and to the west, to the north and to the south.

64 And even now, let him that goeth to the east teach them that shall be converted to flee to the west, and this in consequence of that which is coming on the earth, and of secret combinations.

65 Behold, thou shalt observe all these things, and great shall be thy reward; for unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom, but unto the world it is not given to know them.

66 Ye shall observe the laws which ye have received and be faithful.

67 And ye shall hereafter receive church covenants, such as shall be sufficient to establish you, both here and in the New Jerusalem.

68 Therefore, he that lacketh wisdom, let him ask of me, and I will give him liberally and upbraid him not.

69 Lift up your hearts and rejoice, for unto you the kingdom, or in other words, the keys of the church have been given. Even so. Amen.

The use of the term “scriptures” in the above passages appear to be all inclusive, including all of the canons of scripture that Joseph was involved in bringing forth, however, the primary emphasis is the revelations Joseph had received directly from the Lord, and would receive in the future. Revelations that would eventually be canonized in the Doctrine and Covenants.

I suspect that all of the published canons of scripture contain deeper things that are hidden from the understanding of man. This includes the Book of Mormon, the doctrine and Covenants and the inspired clarifications of the Old and New Testaments.

Relative to this series and the prophecy in Ether about a record with the words of Christ coming forth prior to the sealed book with the vision of the brother of Ether, I am suggesting that the revelations that Joseph was receiving had mysteries embedded in them because the words were sealed by the power of God.

They were withheld from the understanding of man until the “greater things” are revealed through the manifestation of the spirit of the Lord.

Having reviewed the pertinent passages in section 28 and the words of Joseph smith in the history of the Church, HC 1:235 and section 35 and section 42, let us continue in this topical string of keywords to section 43:

Section 43
“if ye desire the mysteries of the kingdom”

In February of 1831 section 43 was given which contained the law of succession. In it the revelations that Joseph was receiving were once again referred to as the mysteries of the Kingdom

13 And again, I say unto you, that if ye desire the mysteries of the kingdom, provide for him food and raiment, and whatsoever thing he needeth to accomplish the work wherewith I have commanded him;

Herein is another witness that the revelations Joseph was receiving represented the mysteries of the kingdom!

I would suggest that the inspired version of the Bible was an integral part of Joseph’s work. He and Sidney were working on it when this revelation was given, and it certainly has mysteries embedded within.

In fact the secret identity of John the Baptist which is revealed in the inspired version of the Bible plays a key role in unlocking the true narrative of the secret history of Mormonism.

Nevertheless, Joseph was also receiving revelations like section 43 at that same time as well.

From section 43 let us continue on to section 64.

Section 64
“..the keys of the mysteries of the kingdom shall not be taken from my servant Joseph..”

The following passage is curious because it is a conditional promise that indicates that Joseph could have the keys taken from him if he failed to obey God’s ordinances.

It appears to contradict a latter passage in section 90 which promises that Joseph and his associates will hold the keys in this life and in the next.

5 And the keys of the mysteries of the kingdom shall not be taken from my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., through the means I have appointed, while he liveth, inasmuch as he obeyeth mine ordinances. (Compare with Malachi 3:7)

But I would suggest that there is no contraction. He held them in this life while being faithful to the ordinances. Because of his intercessory calling, he temporarily had them withheld, yet he will continue to hold them after his death so that he can return to fulfill all of the unconditional prophesies and promises that the Lord has made about him.

This demonstrates that the keys of the mysteries of the kingdom were an active part of Joseph’s calling in bringing forth scripture. They were not some dormant gift to be reserved for digging up ancient sealed plates the future.

Section 71
“..expounding the mysteries thereof out of the scriptures..”

One Dec 1 1831 section 71 was given-

1 Behold, thus saith the Lord unto you my servants Joseph Smith, Jun., and Sidney Rigdon, that the time has verily come that it is necessary and expedient in me that you should open your mouths in proclaiming my gospel, the things of the kingdom, expounding the mysteries thereof out of the scriptures, according to that portion of Spirit and power which shall be given unto you, even as I will.

4 Wherefore, labor ye in my vineyard. Call upon the inhabitants of the earth, and bear record, and prepare the way for the commandments and revelations which are to come.

For a very short window of time, Joseph and Sidney were allowed to expound on mysteries contained in some of the revelations Joseph had received. At the time very few revelations had been received and none had been canonized.

Their revealing of the mysteries was to be limited by the “portion of the spirit and power” that would be given according to that time period and circumstance.

I believe those passages prove beyond dispute that the revelations Joseph was receiving contained mysteries about the kingdom of God. They also provide that Joseph held the keys of decoding and revealing the cryptic passages within God’s mystical and holy word.

Section 90

“..Therefore, thou art blessed from henceforth that bear the keys of the kingdom”

As previously mentioned, the following passages appear to contradict the promises in section 64, however I would submit that the keys of the kingdom were always with Joseph, but the keys of the mysteries became dormant during any time that he did not keep the ordinances.

2 Therefore, thou art blessed from henceforth that bear the keys of the kingdom given unto you; which kingdom is coming forth for the last time.

3 Verily I say unto you, the keys of this kingdom shall never be taken from you, while thou art in the world, neither in the world to come;

4 Nevertheless, through you shall the oracles be given to another, yea, even unto the church.

Later in the revelation the Lord reiterates again that Joseph has the keys for receiving revelation to unfold the mysteries:

“..you shall from thenceforth preside over the affairs of the church and the school; And from time to time, as shall be manifested by the Comforter, receive revelations to unfold the mysteries of the kingdom;”

Notice how Mosiah used the term unfolded:

8 And it came to pass that he began to speak to his people from the tower; and they could not all hear his words because of the greatness of the multitude; therefore he caused that the words which he spake should be written and sent forth among those that were not under the sound of his voice, that they might also receive his words.

9 And these are the words which he spake and caused to be written, saying: My brethren, all ye that have assembled yourselves together, you that can hear my words which I shall speak unto you this day; for I have not commanded you to come up hither to trifle with the words which I shall speak, but that you should hearken unto me, and open your ears that ye may hear, and your hearts that ye may understand, and your minds that the mysteries of God may be unfolded to your view.

Similarly, Joseph Smith holds the keys to unfold the mysteries to those that will open their eyes and hear with their hearts. To some degree, I believe there are people right now that are being visited by the manifestations of the spirit and having the mysteries of the kingdom unfolded to them.

Section 112
“..the keys which I have given unto him..”

15 Exalt not yourselves; rebel not against my servant Joseph; for verily I say unto you, I am with him, and my hand shall be over him; and the keys which I have given unto him, and also to youward, shall not be taken from him till I come. (D&C 112)

These passages remind us that Joseph retains the keys of the kingdom so that he can return and finish his stewardship.

As the holder of the keys of the kingdom and the keys of the sealed mysteries, Joseph has the revelatory power to “UNFOLD” the MYSTERIES OF THE KINGDOM to the church

The is what he will be doing when he returns to set the church in order.

Notice the remarkable pattern in the passages in the table below;



It is apparent that Joseph held the keys to bring forth the word of God. It is also apparent that the continual enjoyment of the fruits of those keys was not guaranteed. Rather it was conditional. It appears that stewardship over those sacred scriptures would temporarily be given to others for a period of time until Joseph returns.

It is interesting to note that during the revelatory period of the church, Joseph and Sidney were actually commanded to expound upon the mysteries out of the scriptures for a limited time and in a limited way “according to the portion of Spirit and power” which the Comforter would dictate.

They were to “Prepare the way for the commandments and revelations which are to come

This was arguably preparing the way for the greatest mystery to be received, even section 76!

The Doctrine and Covenants has been hidden from the World”

I have now demonstrated from scripture and the history of the church, to my satisfaction, that the Lord has declared the Doctrine and Covenants to be book of mysteries that was sealed during Joseph’s ministry.

The fact that there is a remnant who are now having these mysteries unfolded to their understanding is a great sign that the marvelous work is about to commence!

In the next episode we shall address a historical narrative regarding the WORDS OF CHRIST that Joseph Smith brought forth having to do with how they have been withheld from the world.

To be continued..

Keep watching..


You May Never Trust Another Celebrity..

February 13, 2022

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How do the Brass Plates Fit In ?

January 30, 2022

There have been some more comments related to this current series that might be interesting and informative to those following this series.

This one is from a friend in Missouri that we used to study with frequently when they lived in the latter day Zion:

Hi Watcher, always enjoy your posts, keep them coming.

In your last post, concerning section 42, three things popped up in my beady brain, ‘kept in safety’ and ‘unto every nation kindred tongue and people’ and the ‘mysteries contained thereon’. So taking into account the testimony of Nephi and Alma it seems that the brass plates could to be considered when describing the fulness of the scriptures of the 3rd watch.

(1 Nephi 5:18 – 19) 18  That these plates of brass should go forth unto all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people who were of his seed.  19  Wherefore, he said that these plates of brass should never perish; neither should they be dimmed any more by time.  And he prophesied many things concerning his seed.

(Alma 37:3 – 4) 3  And these plates of brass, which contain these engravings, which have the records of the holy scriptures upon them, which have the genealogy of our forefathers, even from the beginning— 4  Behold, it has been prophesied by our fathers, that they should be kept and handed down from one generation to another, and be kept and preserved by the hand of the Lord until they should go forth unto every nation, kindred, tongue, and people, that they shall know of the mysteries contained thereon.

just a though

hope things are going well. think of you often

This was my response

Great observation XXXXX.. I love that you keyed on the phrase “nation, kindred, tongue and people”. It leads to some amazing things.. along with some other phrases with slightly different variations. The other keywords are also significant.

You are bringing up a topic and question that I want to address sometime in this series.. and that is, when all of the records are gathered into one, and possibly all physically canonized into one record, will the Old Testament be represented in the form of what we know as the JST translation of the Old Testament, or will it be the account from the brass plates?? or will both accounts emerge independent of each other??

It certainly would not surprise me if the Old Testament emerges in the form of the account in the Brass Plates that will be translated. On the other hand, it appears from the narrative and context in the revelations that Joseph received, that he was commissioned to do the inspired revision for the sole purpose of correcting the problem of textual corruption as described in 1st Nephi 13.

We do know that at some point in time, there will be numerous ancient records that will come forth, possibly after the “fulness of the scriptures” comes forth and the saints are gathered.. which brings up another messy question that Mrs Watcher raised when we I was working on the latest installment. Does fulness of the scriptures need to include all scriptures ever written, or is it a term that simply refers to the specific amount of scripture that Joseph is commissioned to bring forth for the salvation of man?

Obviously, there are a number of these messy details that we will probably only know the answer to when the event occurs. In the meantime, we are wise to try and be aware of these issues so that we can discern all of the claims that false prophets are making during these very interesting times when people are pretending to be bringing forth various ancient records.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this.

We need to have a tele-study session sometime with you guys for old times sake.

Hope all is going well.

Take care. .

I will be sprinkling in some of the other comments and observations that have been sent to me between further episodes.


Frankly.. Part 4

January 29, 2022

“The fulness of my Scriptures”
With Mysteries which have been Sealed

Click here for the audio version of Part 4 with Mrs Watcher https://youtu.be/SHF01GWbKHc

(Previous episode Part 3 Click Here.)

In January of 1831 (Section 38) the Lord commanded the Latter-day Saints of the newly restored Church of Christ to gather to the Ohio to receive the LAW and endowment, to escape the power of the enemy:

31 And that ye might escape the power of the enemy, and be gathered unto me a righteous people, without spot and blameless—

32 Wherefore, for this cause I gave unto you the commandment that ye should go to the Ohio; and there I will give unto you my law; and there you shall be endowed with power from on high;

This was necessary in order for the saints to be protected from the enemy in the secret chambers who wanted to destroy God’s work and His servants.

After the saints gathered in Kirtland Ohio, the Lord gave them the LAW as contained in section 42.

In that section, a preliminary law was given which would suffice until the “fulness of my scriptures is given“.

The preliminary law commissioned the elders of the church to teach the principles of the fulness of the Gospel as it was jointly contained in the existing King James Version of the Bible and Book of Mormon.

However, the revelation in section 42 revealed that once the fulness of the scriptures was given, additional church covenants
would be provided
necessary to establish Zion.

66 Ye shall observe the laws which ye have received and be faithful.

67 And ye shall hereafter receive church covenants, such as shall be sufficient to establish you, both here and in the New Jerusalem.

BTW please don’t confuse the terms, “fulness of the gospel” which seems to refer singularly with the saving ordinances of the gospel, with “fulness of the scriptures” which refers to all of God words and counsel and admonitions, etc. They represent two different but closely related topics.

The phrase “fulness of my scriptures” in section 42 has been greatly misunderstood.

According to the orthodox teachings of the church and most commentaries, the term refers primarily and especially if not singularly to the inspired translation of the Bible that Joseph and Sidney were currently working on.

Below is the definition from my favorite commentary on the D&C:

As you can see, the original version of the Doctrine and Covenants Commentary by Smith and Sjodahl states that the “fulness of my scriptures” “refers ESPECIALLY to the new English version of the Bible which the Prophet and Sidney Rigdon were preparing”, referring to the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible. (The newer version of the Doctrine and Covenants Commentary that has been updated by the LDS church also teaches the same thing)

Definition of Especially

ESPE’CIALLYadverb Principally; chiefly; particularly; in an uncommon degree; in reference to one person or thing in particular.

Sadly, that interpretation of the passage is false.

It represents a huge misdirect which hides the significance of the revelations that Joseph smith was in the process of receiving.

The truth is that the phrase “fulness of my scripturesESPECIALLY has to do with the revelations that would eventually be canonized in the Book of Commandments and the Doctrine and Covenants although it undoubtedly applies to the inspired version of the Bible as well.

To get an accurate understanding of what was being communicated by the Lord, and what the true definition of the “fulness of the scriptures” is actually referring to, we need to splice together the beginning of the textual construct with the second part of the textual construct which emerges about 40 verses later. This will provide the proper context of how the phrase is being used.

As with many of the hidden treasures of knowledge cryptically embedded within the Doctrine and Covenants, the Lord often begins a topic, then He temporarily detours to other topics, and eventually returns to the original topic to continue the information and to wrap things up.

I believe the Lord communicates this way in scripture to see if we are truly focused on his words and intently searching for the truth.

We shall therefore splice together verses 12-15 which begin the topic, with verses 56-62, 65-67 which concludes the topic.

We will do this to find out what the phrase, “fulness of the scriptures” really refers to:

12 And again, the elders, priests and teachers of this church shall teach the principles of my gospel, which are in the Bible and the Book of Mormon, in the which is the fulness of the gospel.

13 And they shall observe the covenants and church articles to do them, [Section 20] and these shall be their teachings, as they shall be directed by the Spirit.

14 And the Spirit shall be given unto you by the prayer of faith; and if ye receive not the Spirit ye shall not teach.

15 And all this ye shall observe to do as I have commanded concerning your teaching, until the fulness of my scriptures is given.

56 Thou shalt ask, and my scriptures shall be given [The Doctrine and Covenants] as I have appointed, and they shall be preserved in safety;

57 And it is expedient that thou shouldst hold thy peace concerning them, and not teach them until ye have received them in full. [referring especially to the Doctrine and Covenants, but also to the JST of the Bible and the Book of Mormon]

58 And I give unto you a commandment that then ye shall teach them unto all men; for they shall be taught unto all nations, kindreds, tongues and people.

59 Thou shalt take the things which thou hast received, which have been given unto thee in my scriptures for a law, to be my law to govern my church;

60 And he that doeth according to these things shall be saved, and he that doeth them not shall be damned if he so continue.

61 If thou shalt ask, thou shalt receive revelation upon revelation, knowledge upon knowledge, that thou mayest know the mysteries and peaceable things—that which bringeth joy, that which bringeth life eternal. (a clear reference to the revelations Joseph Smith was receiving)

62 Thou shalt ask, and it shall be revealed unto you in mine own due time where the New Jerusalem shall be built.

Clearly, it is especially the revelations Joseph Smith was receiving and secondarily all other scriptures that represent the “fulness of the scriptures“.

Section 42 reveals that the revelations Joseph was receiving that would be canonized in the Book of Commandments and Doctrine and Covenants contained the mysteries pertaining to the kingdom of God on the earth.

A textbook example of one of the mysteries was the location of where the New Jerusalem would be built. That mystery was revealed by revelation shortly after section 42 was given, in Sections 57 & 84.

Another textbook example of one of the mysteries that was withheld from the saints is the true identity of John the Baptist who restored priesthood keys in Section 13. It is only after it is revealed that John the Baptist in the New Testament is Elijah the Prophet from the Old Testament that one can link section 13 with the declaration of Elijah the Prophet in section 110. Without this knowledge, it is impossible to understand the secret history of the latter day restoration movement.

Many of the mysteries contained in the Book of Commandments and Doctrine and Covenants could not easily be decoded by the saints without Joseph or Sidney elaborating on them, yet they were not allowed to reveal many of these cryptic teachings until they had been received in full.

When Joseph and Sidney and Oliver and others return, they will present the fulness of the scriptures and will expound upon them, revealing the mysteries contained therein to those that have believing hearts.

According to the providence of God, many of these mysteries that were hidden from the eyes of the saints during the preliminary WORK that Joseph did, are being revealed to those that are diligently searching the scriptures now, four generations later.

Even before the servants return to give the last warning, I believe some of the mysteries are beginning to be revealed through the mystical WORK
of the Father.

Why were these mysteries being hidden from the saints at the time of the restoration of the church?

Because of unbelief.

One would assume that Joseph and Sidney should be able to teach the great truths being revealed in the revelations Joseph was receiving, including the inspired revision of the Bible as soon as these things were revealed unto them.

Obviously, these amazing mysteries were not to be revealed until a future time!

The scriptures teach us that the greater things were withheld from the saints because of their unbelief and because they took the scriptures Joseph was receiving lightly.

Hence God placed a spirit of deep sleep over his people.

Truly the Doctrine and Covenants has been a sealed book.

Section 42 informs us that God’s servants were allowed to know the mysteries of the kingdom but the world was not allowed to know them.

65 Behold, thou shalt observe all these things, and great shall be thy reward; for unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom, but unto the world it is not given to know them.

This is why Joseph proclaimed that he could keep a secret until doomsday. He knew many things that we was not allowed to reveal.

Establishing the Saints in Zion

Following the law in section 42, church covenants would be given that would enable the saints to be established in Kirtland and Zion.

67 And ye shall hereafter receive church covenants, such as shall be sufficient to establish you, both here and in the New Jerusalem. [Law of Consecration see 78:4,11, 13 and others covenants see 103:35 Baptisms for the Dead, Oath and Covenant of the Priesthood]

As you can see, the term fulness of my scriptures is clearly referring to the revelations that Joseph was in the process of receiving. Obviously, the inspired Version of the Bible that Joseph and Sidney were working on, and the Book of Mormon would be included in the revelations being received, however the primary emphasis was being placed on the revelations that would eventually be canonized in the Book of Commandments and the Doctrine and Covenants.

Once these concepts are understood, words begin to emerge in other parts of the scriptures that were not noticed before.

For instance, a keyword search of the word ESTABLISH takes us to the following passages relative to this topic of God’s word coming forth in its fulness in 1st Nephi 13

38 And it came to pass that I beheld the remnant of the seed of my brethren, and also the book of the Lamb of God, which had proceeded forth from the mouth of the Jew, that it came forth from the Gentiles unto the remnant of the seed of my brethren.

39 And after it had come forth unto them I beheld other books, which came forth by the power of the Lamb, from the Gentiles unto them, unto the convincing of the Gentiles and the remnant of the seed of my brethren, and also the Jews who were scattered upon all the face of the earth, that the records of the prophets and of the twelve apostles of the Lamb are true.

40 And the angel spake unto me, saying: These last records, which thou hast seen among the Gentiles, shall establish the truth of the first, which are of the twelve apostles of the Lamb, and shall make known the plain and precious things which have been taken away from them; and shall make known to all kindreds, tongues, and people, that the Lamb of God is the Son of the Eternal Father, and the Savior of the world; and that all men must come unto him, or they cannot be saved.

The “other books” that came through the prophet Joseph Smith are the “last records” which will “ESTABLISH” the previous records. However the Doctrine and Covenants needed to be received in full and the Saints need to repent before the mysteries will be revealed and Zion will be established.

The revelations that Joseph received will play a major role in the end times events when Joseph and his servants return.

Just two years after section 42 was given, Joseph announced that he had completed the translation of the Bible, yet he did not begin teaching from it or the Doctrine and Covenants or the Book of Mormon.

Why?

Because God placed a spirit of deep sleep upon the saints because of their unbelief.

The Lord had also told Joseph that certain things would not be revealed until the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible was completed and published to the world.

In section 45 the Lord gave additional clarity to the prophecies of Christ in Matthew 24 but stopped short of revealing some really important information. The Lord informed Joseph that the additional information would not be revealed until he completed the translation of the New Testament.

60 And now, behold, I say unto you, it shall not be given unto you to know any further concerning this chapter, until the New Testament be translated, and in it all these things shall be made known;

61 Wherefore I give unto you that ye may now translate it, that ye may be prepared for the things to come.

There is information in the Joseph Smith translation of the New Testament that will prepare us for things to come.

It is the JST that reveals that great mystery of who John the Baptist is.

Many other important mysteries about how God’s kingdom will roll forth are contained in the JST of the Bible.

Nevertheless, it was ESPECIALLY the WORDS of CHRIST in the revelations that Joseph Smith was receiving that needed to be completed in their fulness before Joseph and Sidney and others would be allowed to teach from the scriptures that Joseph Smith brought forth.

Lest you think I am wresting the scriptures to get the true definition of the term fulness of the scriptures, look at the only other time that the term is used in the Doctrine and Covenants.

It is found in section 104:

57 But, verily I say unto you, I have appointed unto you to be stewards over mine house, even stewards indeed.

58 And for this purpose I have commanded you to organize yourselves, even to print my words, the fulness of my scriptures, the revelations which I have given unto you, and which I shall, hereafter, from time to time give unto you

59 For the purpose of building up my church and kingdom on the earth, and to prepare my people for the time when I shall dwell with them, which is nigh at hand.

Bingo.

You cannot get much plainer that that.

The term, “fulness of the scriptures” refers to the literal words of Christ that had been and would be given to the prophet Joseph Smith!

The term refers to the revelations Joseph was receiving, primarily in the Doctrine and Covenants, as well as the inspired translation of the Bible and the Book of Mormon that will establish the truth of the Old and New Testaments.

This event of the servants returning with God’s word gathered into one, that will CONVINCE God’s people and build up the church and kingdom and prepare God’s people for the time when he shall dwell with them!

The Joseph the Seer Narrative in 2nd Nephi 3 and JST Genesis informs us that the seer (Joseph Smith) will bring forth “MY WORD” which will CONVINCE the fruit of the loins of Joseph of Egypt

11 But a seer will I raise up out of the fruit of thy loins; and unto him will I give power to bring forth my word unto the seed of thy loins—and not to the bringing forth my word only, saith the Lord, but to the convincing them of my word, which shall have already gone forth among them.

The convincing event is yet a future event. It never took place during Joseph Smith first ministry. The narrative informs us that God’s word will “grow together” unto the CONFOUNDING OF FALSE DOCTRINES AND LAYING DOWN CONTENTIONS AND ESTABLISHING PEACE.

shall grow together, unto the confounding of false doctrines and laying down of contentions, and establishing peace among the fruit of thy loins, and bringing them to the knowledge of their fathers in the latter days, and also to the knowledge of my covenants, saith the Lord.

The above scenario never took place during Joseph Smith’s first ministry. It will take place during his second ministry.

Verses 56-62, 65-67 in section 42 are addressing the topic of the fulness of the scriptures contained in verses 12-15 of the same revelation.

In the above passages, a textbook description is given of how Joseph smith received revelation.

If thou shalt ask, thou shalt receive revelation upon revelation, knowledge upon knowledge, that thou mayest know the mysteries and peaceable things—that which bringeth joy, that which bringeth life eternal

Many of the revelations that Joseph received began by asking God a question. Knowledge would then follow in a revelation.

To summarize the passages in section 42, pertaining to what we are told about the revelations Joseph was receiving:

  1. God assures us that the revelations Joseph was receiving would be preserved in safety. At the time of Joseph’s death, the revelations that had been canonized and sustained by the church were true. They have been preserved in safety even though the modern church has added to it and taken away from it. Those that take the time to study church history and the original revelations can still know the truth.
  2. The preliminary law to be taught prior to the fulness of the scriptures coming forth, were the principles of the fulness of the Gospel as contained in the Bible and Book of Mormon, and the covenants and church articles as contained in section 20 of the Doctrine and Covenants.
  3. The fulness of the scriptures will eventually be completed which will establish the first books of scripture, and Zion will be ESTABLISHED.
  4. Joseph and the leading elders were not to teach out of the Doctrine and Covenants or the Inspired Version (or even the Book of Mormon) until the revelations Joseph was receiving had been received in full. This explains why Joseph and Sidney always used the Bible as the text for their sermons. And they virtually never preached from the scriptures Joseph brought forth.
  5. Once Joseph returns with the revelations God wants the church to have in full, they will be taught unto all nations, kindreds, tongues and people
  6. The revelations Joseph was receiving from time to time
    contained the mysteries of the kingdom which would be hidden from the Gentiles until a future time

A Warning to those who take the Revelations Lightly

Interestingly, an integral part of God’s law (section 42) commands us to “observe the covenants and church articles [as contained in section 20] to do them, and these shall be their teachings, as they shall be directed by the Spirit

God would later declare that anything “more or less” that what he had revealed “cometh of evil“.

The covenants and church articles that had been given in section 20 of the Doctrine and Covenants are integral to the law given in section 42. They were recorded accurately and have been preserved in safety and were never intended to be discarded.

This is critically important information to those who might consider rejecting any of the revelations Joseph canonized and had sustained by the law of common consent.

Sadly, the modern church has added sections like 132, which contradict established revelations that had been sustained by the law of common consent.

There are fringe groups that have discarded some or all of the revelations Joseph received because they think he was only commissioned to bring forth the Book of Mormon.

There is even a fringe group that has discarded Section 20 of the Doctrine and Covenants because they think it is no longer applicable.

Section 20 had been canonized and sustained by the church at the time of Joseph’s and Hyrum’s deaths!

Embedded within section 20 is a stern warning to anyone that adds or diminishes from the holy scriptures in the Bible AND the revelations received through Joseph Smith.

God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book” (The Book of Revelation)

35 And we know that these things are true [section 20] and according to the revelations of John, neither adding to, nor diminishing from the prophecy of his book, the holy scriptures, or the revelations of God which shall come hereafter by the gift and power of the Holy Ghost, the voice of God, or the ministering of angels. (D&C 20:35) 18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book (Revelation 22:18-19)

It is a very serious thing to reject any of the revelations that Joseph Smith received, and canonized.

But I digress.

This series was motivated in part by a cryptic passage in the book of Ether which our dear friend John Pratt identified.

Pratt’s contention was that there would be a record that would come forth BEFORE the coming forth of the sealed portion of the plates containing the vision of the brother of Jared.

This record would prepare those that believe the words of Jesus, for the marvelous work and for the unfolding of the revelation that the brother of Jared had seen.

Regarding this record, Pratt said:

It will not come in a time when people have the faith of [the brother of ] Jared, but rather when they need to repent and follow Jesus and believe in His words.

Here are some of the key passages and key words in the prophecy in Ether that substantiate John Pratt’s preliminary conclusion.

In verse 7 the Lord speaks about unfolding all of his revelations.

In verse 8 the Lord warns that those that contend against the “Word of the Lord” would be accursed.

In verse 9 the Lord refers to “my word“.

In verse 10 the Lord once again speaks of the importance of believing “my words

In verse 11 the Lord speaks of the importance in believing the “things which I have spoken

Please notice the keywords “my words” contained in the prophecy of Ether because they are speaking about the revelations Joseph Smith received.

10 And he that believeth not my words believeth not my disciples; and if it so be that I do not speak, judge ye; for ye shall know that it is I that speaketh, at the last day.

11 But he that believeth these things which I have spoken, him will I visit with the manifestations of my Spirit, and he shall know and bear record. For because of my Spirit he shall know that these things are true; for it persuadeth men to do good. (Ether 4)

The active ingredient in the prophetic narrative is-

My words

There is going to be a record that contains “my words“.

16 And then shall my revelations which I have caused to be written by my servant John be unfolded in the eyes of all the people. Remember, when ye see these things, ye shall know that the time is at hand that they shall be made manifest in very deed.

17 Therefore, when ye shall receive this record [which contains my words] ye may know that the work of the Father has commenced upon all the face of the land.

The passage suggests that a record containing the words of Christ is going to come forth in the final generation BEFORE the record containing the vision of the Brother of Jared is brought forth.

The great sign that takes place when all of this is to take place, is the unfolding of the prophecies that are spoken of in the Book of Revelation.

I personally believe that we are witnessing some of the revelations that John the Revelator spoke of, right now.

The above passages (and other related passages) regarding the “fulness of the scriptures” reveals that the record containing the words of Christ, spoken of in the Book of Ether, is primarily speaking about the Doctrine and Covenants in its completed form, and secondarily the other scriptures Joseph Smith brought forth, ie, the JST Translation of the Bible and the Book of Mormon.

Wait.

Did I just say that the Doctrine and Covenants will be canonized with the Inspired Version of the Bible and Book of Mormon?

Yes.

But Joseph Smith never said that did he? He only said the Bible and Book of Mormon will be canonized in the same volume.

I realize that. But,
The Book of Mormon testifies that all of the canons of scripture will be gathered in one:

12 For behold, I shall speak unto the Jews and they shall write it; and I shall also speak unto the Nephites and they shall write it; and I shall also speak unto the other tribes of the house of Israel, which I have led away, and they shall write it; and I shall also speak unto all nations of the earth and they shall write it.

13 And it shall come to pass that the Jews shall have the words of the Nephites, and the Nephites shall have the words of the Jews; and the Nephites and the Jews shall have the words of the lost tribes of Israel; and the lost tribes of Israel shall have the words of the Nephites and the Jews.

14 And it shall come to pass that my people, which are of the house of Israel, shall be gathered home unto the lands of their possessions; and my word also shall be gathered in one. And I will show unto them that fight against my word and against my people, who are of the house of Israel, that I am God, and that I covenanted with Abraham that I would remember his seed forever.

Granted, it is possible that the words of Christ in the Doctrine and Covenants could simply be presented along with the combined canon of the Bible and Book of Mormon, but “gathered in one” seems to be suggesting that all of these canons of scripture will be in one canon of scripture.

The Words of Christ Contain the Mysteries

We have demonstrated several things from section 42.

The Doctrine and Covenants which contain the words of Christ will be taught to all nations along with all other valid canons of scriptures.

All of the records necessary for our salvation will be gathered in one into one canon of scripture along with the Doctrine and Covenants. It is this composite record that combines all of the records, that will come forth before the record of the vision of the Brother of Jared.

The Doctrine and Covenants contains the mysteries pertaining to the kingdom of God.

The fact that the Lord would not allow Joseph and Sidney to reveal the greater things and secrets contained in the revelations that Joseph Smith brought forth is undeniable evidence that the Doctrine and Covenants has been a sealed book.

I have been claiming that the Doctrine and Covenants is a sealed book for 11 years now. But I have never provided any scriptural passages to back that up.

I believe section 42 substantiates the claim.

However, in the next episode of this series, I will further demonstrate from the WORDS OF CHRIST in the Doctrine and Covenants that the mysteries in the Doctrine and Covenants have been sealed up and hidden from the eyes of the natural man until the WORK OF THE FATHER takes place, which I believe has already begun.

Keep watching


Are we currently under the dispensation of the gospel of Abraham??

January 26, 2022

For those who are following the current series titled “Frankly..” I apologize for the delay in getting the next episode out. I have been highly distracted and experimenting with various ways to introduce the next concepts I want to address. I hope to post the next episode in the near future.

In the meantime, my friend from Canada just emailed with an interesting question. Since the topic has been on my mind lately, I tought I would respond and share the communication with the readers of this blog.

Here is the email he sent this AM

Good Morning to you, Watcher.

Sorry to bother you again. I suspect that sometimes you get more emails than you can respond to.

I am looking forward to getting your book “Solving the Prophet Puzzle”. It’s been shipped, but who knows when it will arrive.

I agree with you that three orders of priesthood were restored through Joseph Smith Jr — i.e. the Levitical/Aaronic, the Patriarchal/Abrahamic, the Melchizedek/the Son of God — and that each order has the office of high priest. I also agree with you that the lowest priesthood mostly (exclusively?) has to do with the curse of carnal commandments (cursed because no one can keep the letter of the law without the Spirit of the Lord / the Holy Ghost teaching the spirit of the law), while the highest priesthood exclusively has to do with spiritual blessings.

You have written about one’s blessings becoming cursed and this has to do with the “gospel of Abraham”. I’m curious if the term “gospel of Abraham” is mentioned anywhere in the scriptures other than D&C section 110. My question, though, has to do with the gospel of Abraham being an order of priesthood which has (equally?) to do with being cursed and blessed at the same time. Do you go into answering this question in your book?

Thanks for your patience with me as I’m on a bit of a steep learning curve. Also, please don’t be anxious about your memory not being as sharp as when you first started writing about what you were learning (following your period of overcoming naïveté  and your period of overcoming your belief in the sanitized version of church history), which writing led to you creating the “three watches” blogspot website, which then morphed into the “Because I am Watching” WordPress website and your YouTube channel. Like you have written, you have been writing prolifically about church history for over three decades. The brain ages. Cognitive skills — such as a memory for details — decline.

I’m not into prophet-worship or teacher-worship, but I think that it’s okay to esteem you as one who is providing your readers sound doctrine.

Anyway, I hope that your book explains more about the gospel of Abraham being a priesthood order which can either curse or bless or do both (sometimes simultaneously).

Again, I have been pondering the topics he brings up so I thought I would share my latest ponderings with him and the readers of this blog..

This was my response-

Hi XXXX-

I love your questions because they show how deep you have gotten into the various doctrinal, historical, & prophecy related issues and because they are so timely and relative to what I have been pondering..

I have recently been thinking about the topic you just brought up.

“You have written about one’s blessings becoming cursed and this has to do with the “gospel of Abraham”. I’m curious if the term “gospel of Abraham” is mentioned anywhere in the scriptures other than D&C section 110. My question, though, has to do with the gospel of Abraham being an order of priesthood which has (equally?) to do with being cursed and blessed at the same time. Do you go into answering this question in your book”

The term “dispensation of the gospel of Abraham” and “gospel of Abraham” only show up one time in all of the scriptures which is absolutely mystifying to me. Why would the Lord even reveal that dispensation if he is not going to elaborate on what it is and what it requires of us?

Furthermore, he reveals it in a secret journal that was sealed up at the time it was revealed only to come forth at a later time after the D&C had already been published and sustained by the church.. go figure.

Hence we are left to wander in the dark trying to figure out what our status is relative to this mysterious dispensation..

It is odd that section 110, as profound as it is, was never sustained and therefore never official binding upon the church as a revelation… of course it is mainly prophetic in nature outside of the obvious implications relative to the keys spoken about..

I have spent so much time chasing my tail trying to fully comprehend the significance of it and what it means in our lives.

It is logical to assume that it represented some type of “down-grade” from the fulness of the Gospel to a previous ancient gospel dispensation and that in fact it may indicate that we are living something akin to the law of Moses.. or letter of the law with carnal commandments and associated cursings.

Whenever Mrs Watcher and I are lamenting the fact that we are not and cannot live the fulness of the gospel at this time since it is not on the earth, I semi-kiddingly tell her that “we sin cheaply because the fulness is not on the earth and we have very little knowledge of what is expected of us at this time” LOL

In the past I have assumed that the dispensation of the gospel of Abraham which appears to have ushered in the 2nd watch, is the dispensation that continues on until the final dispensation of the fulness of times is ushered in when the servants return in the 3rd watch.

I think that is a real possibility.

HOWEVER, I am currently toying with the possibility that the dispensation of the gospel of Abraham touched down very briefly for the sole purpose of transferring important keys and facilitating the intercession that Joseph and his brethren had to perform in behalf of apostate latter day Israel.. It is possible that the dispensation disappeared as quickly as it arrived, leaving us to wander in a state of darkness during the “days of the gentiles” which does not necessarily represent a gospel dispensation.

It is obvious to me that a temporary, temporal atonement offering similar to the one Moses and Joseph Smith offered up in behalf of ancient and modern Israel, could never take place when the fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is on the earth, and that is largely why the gospel of Abraham needed to be ushered in, so that Joseph could perform his intercession.

I am speculating the possibility that the dispensation of the gospel of Abraham lasted for only a brief moment in time and did not continue on until our time, for a couple of reasons.

One reason is that the Book of Mormon describes time times we live in as the “days of the gentiles” and the “times of the gentiles” rather that identifying a “dispensation” of the gospel.

Another reason for the speculation is that it would explain why God did not feel a need to elaborate on the rules of engagement relative to the dispensation. (why did he not feel a need to explain what is required of us relative to interim commandments and covenants, etc.. if we are under a different dispensation?)

Another interesting possibility as to why the dispensation may have been very temporary and unnecessary for the saints to understand and collectively know about at the time, is that the closing warning/observation in section 110 from Elijah is that the world was about to be smitten with a curse and the great and dreadful day of the Lord was near… even at the doors..

15 To turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the children to the fathers, lest the whole earth be smitten with a curse—
16 Therefore, the keys of this dispensation are committed into your hands; and by this ye may know that the great and dreadful day of the Lord is near, even at the doors.

It is interesting to note that section 112 came shortly after section 110 took place and 112 seems to be announcing the beginning of a new era as well…  verses 1-22 are prophetic and futuristic, referring to things that would take place in the 3rd watch.

The Verse 23 declared that  “darkness covereth the earth and gross darkness the minds of the people and all flesh has become corrupt before my face”

That declaration does not bode well for the dispensation of the Gospel of Abraham as a gospel dispensation with any redeeming value.

As you know, section 124 would follow 112 with lots of bad news about the state of the church being under condemnation, declaring that the Kirtland Temple had been defiled, and warning that the church would be rejected as a church with their dead if they did not repent, etc., etc., etc.

Verse 23 in section 110 represents an all encompassing declaration. Everyone, including the entire church was now in darkness, which is consistent with Isaiah’s description of our time when he observes that the saints would be “drunken but not with wine” because “the Lord hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, behold ye have closed your eyes and ye have rejected the prophets”

The next verse in section 110 reads as follows:

24 Behold, vengeance cometh speedily upon the inhabitants of the earth, a day of wrath, a day of burning, a day of desolation, of weeping, of mourning, and of lamentation; and as a whirlwind it shall come upon all the face of the earth, saith the Lord.
25 And upon my house shall it begin, and from my house shall it go forth, saith the Lord;
26 First among those among you, saith the Lord, who have professed to know my name and have not known me, and have blasphemed against me in the midst of my house, saith the Lord.

I have always assumed that the above prophecy about the day of wrath, burning, desolation and lamentation beginning  at the house of God is exclusively referring to an event that would take place many generations later in the final generation. Everyone I know assumes that because there are prophecies in the New Testament that seem to fit perfectly with that end times scenario.

And I still believe there will be a future prophetic tipping point that begins at the literal house of God which begins the “great and dreadful day of the lord”. I think it is coming up in the near future..

However,.. we know that prophecy virtually always has a dual fulfillment, and it is a remarkable fact that shortly after section 112 was given, a fight broke out among leaders of the church in the Kirtland Temple!

This fight, wherein priesthood leaders who professed to know the name of the Lord, were standing in the holy place threatening to take each others lives, appears to have been a defining moment when the house of God in Kirtland was defiled and the wrath of God began to spread into the world.. possibly a type and shadow of the final “day of the Lord” event at the house of God that will unleash the final destruction upon the world

Regarding the significance of the event in the temple which probably defiled it… it is worth reading the two accounts of the event here and here  Eliza Snow and Lucy Smith

Anyway, sorry to take so long getting to the question you asked.

You asked,

” My question, though, has to do with the gospel of Abraham being an order of priesthood which has (equally?) to do with being cursed and blessed at the same time. Do you go into answering this question in your book”

 I don’t think I addressed that in the book..

I do think that any priesthood that exists in the church collectively is lineal priesthood, not ordained.

I think the saints have been rejected as a church with their dead and they are under a cursing as described in section 112 and 2nd Nephi 27. Nevertheless, there is an unconditional promise that those that search God’s word and believe it, and stand ready to receive the fulness when it returns, are blessed with the manifestations of God’s spirit.. so a blessing and cursing are in force right now..

With regard to the leaders of the church, any priesthood stewardship they have is related to stewardship over the scriptures and taking the name of Christ into the world through the written word of God.

I think the scriptures provided by the LDS church as they currently stand, contain many valid and true revelations in them but also have been perverted and transfigured by taking away valid revelations and inserting false doctrines such as section 132.

Hence, there are blessings and cursings associated with the word of God that is currently available..

I realize that some of what I have said regarding the duration of the Gospel of Abraham on the earth, may be a little different than what I have writen about in the past… I, like everyone else am on a continual learning curve and always seeking greater light and knowledge and better understanding of our current situation relative to doctrine, history, and prophecy..

As always, I encourage everyone to do their own searching and prayerful study to arrive at their own conclusions under the direction of the spirit… we all see through a glass darkly at this time..

Thank you for a thoughtful question.. I think this exchange is worthy of a post and therefore may share it with others

Have a great day


Frankly.. Part 3

January 17, 2022

In the last episode of this series, I posted the following question to my Canadian friend and the readers of this blog, “what is the great commandment and related blessing and cursing that takes place just BEFORE the marvelous work takes place.”

God actually gives a commandment that precedes the beginning of the marvelous work and a wonder. Just when the marvelous work is ABOUT to come forth, a commandment is to be obeyed that prepares the elect for the marvelous work.

I believe this commandment has already been actuated and it represents one of the amazing signs of the end times.

I invited my friend and my readers to search the revelations to see if they can identify what this great commandment is that is preliminary to the beginning of the marvelous work.

I got some amazing responses from readers of this blog and my Canadian friend which I will briefly post later in this installment.

[Editorial Note: For those that prefer to listen to Mrs Watcher read the post, click on this link to the video which is posted on our youtube channel. https://youtu.be/dP3xaFPlTNo ]

The answer to the above question that I am looking for, is pertinent to my conversation with my Canadian friend for two reasons.

Firstly, he wanted to know about prophecies that are taking place right now, just before the marvelous work begins.

Secondly, he shared with me a conversation he had had with the late John Pratt wherein Pratt had discerned from the end times prophecies in Ether that something very significant needed to come forth before the mysteries in the sealed plates would be unsealed. He seemed to want to know how the Ether text relates to our timeframe and if Pratt had uncovered something significant.

The Claims of John Pratt

John Pratt claimed to my friend that he had found something cryptically embedded in the Ether text that very few if any people have ever noticed and elaborated on before.

I agree.

I think Pratt did find something quite significant.

Pratt’s contention was that there would be a record that would come forth BEFORE the sealed portion of the plates containing the vision of the brother of Jared would be opened.

This record would prepare those that believe the words of Jesus, for the marvelous work and for the unfolding of the revelation that the brother of Jared had seen.

Regarding this record, Pratt said: “It will not come in a time when people have the faith of [the brother of ] Jared, but rather when they need to repent and follow Jesus and believe in His words.

I agree with those observations of Pratt’s.

I believe they are profound and true.

A record will come forth which contains the words of Jesus. This record will help people to repent and will prepare them for the events of the 3rd watch.

However, I don’t agree with Pratt’s assumption that the words of Christ that would come forth to prepare the people for the vision of the brother of Jared, was the record of John..

nor was it referring to the book that Mauricio Berger has published.

The text in Ether does not say that the record of John would come forth from the gold plates.

At this point let me emphasize that I love John Pratt and this response to his comments and beliefs is not personal.

This is about the interpretation of prophecy and doctrine and about sound doctrine and ultimately, about the salvation of souls.

Anytime someone is making profound claims about the scriptures and claiming to have authority and/or trying to persuade people to join a religious movement, the interpretations of doctrine and prophecy they are presenting need to be scrutinized on their own merit.

That is all I am attempting to do.

I am scrutinizing the interpretations that Pratt was presenting as he was proselytizing people to join the fringe movements that he was involved in.

Although I am not personally trying to get anyone to join a fringe group, I think all my readers need to scrutinize my scriptural interpretations as well.

In the words of Paul, “prove all things, hold fast to that which is true“.

I believe Pratt’s interpretation of the content in the Book of Ether was adversely influenced by the book that Mauricio Berger has published which Berger Claims was taken from the gold plates.

In other words, I believe Pratt was digging deep into the prophetic text in Ether to find justification and validation for Mauricio Bergers Book.

During his search, Pratt did in fact find some remarkable information that was hidden in the text.

The question is, did Pratt accurately interpret the cryptic text.

Naturally, if Pratt’s interpretation and belief is correct, he and Mauricio Berger would both be playing a remarkable role in the Rolling forth of the marvelous work.

I am going to demonstrate what I believe the cryptic text in Ether is really talking about.

As I have searched the text that Pratt is speaking about, I believe the words of Ether are informing us that a record of Christ’s words would be revealed at the time when the prophecies of John in the Book of Revelation are being unfolded in the eyes of the people.

I believe that the prophecies in the Book of Revelation are being unfolded in the eyes of the people right now!

This means that the record containing the words of Christ is currently being revealed or will be completely revealed in the near future.

It also means the marvelous work is about to begin!!

Read the text in Ether about the revelation written by John!

16 And then shall my revelations which I have caused to be written by my servant John be unfolded in the eyes of all the people. Remember, when ye see these things, ye shall know that the time is at hand that they shall be made manifest in very deed.

17 Therefore, when ye shall receive this record [which contains my words] ye may know that the work of the Father has commenced upon all the face of the land.

There are two things that identify when the “work of the father” commences.

One is the unfolding of the prophecies contained in the Book of Revelation which I believe is happening right now.

The second thing is the coming forth of a record that contains the words of Christ.

Are we not seeing the prophecies in the Book of Revelation unfolding before our very eyes right now?

Clearly the old Babylon system is beginning to fall.

In the eyes of the worldly, we have a “new normal” and the “old normal” will never return. Freedoms are being taken away. Free enterprise and capitalism are being destroyed.

Babylon is falling and the foundation has been laid for the mark of the beast system which follows. Numerous other prophecies in the Book of revelation have already been fulfilled and are in the process of being revealed and are about to be fulfilled.

The Time of Division and Separation Has Begun

The parables that Christ gave speak of a great division and separation that will take place in the last days. This is depicted in the parable of the wheat and the tares and the parable of the ten virgins. Although the division and separation will ultimately result in a physical separation and gathering out of the elect, I believe it begins with a philosophical division and I think we are seeing a great polarization taking place right now. It has to do with freedom and with a strong delusion that God has sent upon the people. People will either become convinced and converted to the gospel of peace and life eternal or they will be delivered over to the hardness of their hearts.

The book of Mormon speaks a great division among the people at the time of the Marvelous Work:

7 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. 1 Neph 14

But what is the book that needs to come forth that contains the words of Christ?

That is the sixty-four dollar question.

Many of you already know the answer to the question

To those that don’t know the answer, I think the answer will blow your mind if you can comprehend it.

I have been speaking about it for many years now with very little success because like the Jews, we Gentiles have a tendency to look past the mark and overlook the obvious.

I am hopeful that the time is at hand when people will begin to have their eyes opened to a sealed record that they have held in their hands for a long time. A sealed record that is currently being unsealed through the work of the Father.

“My Words”

Before we drill down and the identity of the record which contains the literal words of Christ, I want to deconstruct part of the prophecy in Ether by showing a keyword pattern in it.

In verse 7 the Lord speaks about unfolding all of his revelations.

In verse 8 the Lord warns that those that contend against the “Word of the Lord” would be accursed.

In verse 9 the Lord refers to “my word“.

In verse 10 the Lord once again speaks of the importance of believing “my words

In verse 11 the Lord speaks of the importance in believing thethings which I have spoken

Please notice the keywords “my words” contained in the prophecy of Ether because they will lead us into the Doctrine and Covenants and then back into the Book of Mormon:

10 And he that believeth not my words believeth not my disciples; and if it so be that I do not speak, judge ye; for ye shall know that it is I that speaketh, at the last day.

11 But he that believeth these things which I have spoken, him will I visit with the manifestations of my Spirit, and he shall know and bear record. For because of my Spirit he shall know that these things are true; for it persuadeth men to do good. (Ether 4)

The active ingredient in the prophetic narrative is-

My words

There is going to be a record that contains “my words“.

It is true that all standard works that we sustain as scripture contain the words of Christ. However, there is one that stands out among all of the rest because it is unique. It is unique in that it contains long word for word revelations directly from Christ in the words of Christ. Most other canons of scripture usually only provide smaller snippets of Christ’s words, mingled with the inspired words of prophets and historians.

This book containing the words of Christ comes forth BEFORE
the
marvelous work begins and BEFORE the vision of the brother of Jared comes forth
that contains the words of Jesus Christ.

“Give Heed to My Word”

So what is the grand commandment that is to be obeyed just before the marvelous work comes forth. It is revealed in the Doctrine and Covenants-

1 A great and marvelous work is about to come forth unto the children of men.

2 Behold, I am God; give heed unto my word, which is quick and powerful, sharper than a two-edged sword, to the dividing asunder of both joints and marrow; therefore give heed unto my words. D&C 6:2 (see also Rev 1:16, 2:12, 2:16 regarding the two edged sword)

That great commandment of the Lord that is to be obeyed BEFORE the Marvelous Work is ABOUT to take place is to give heed to the words of Christ!

Notice how the Lord reiterated the above commandment to four different people, four different times in the Doctrine and Covenants:

Section 4
Joseph Smith Sr

Section 6
To Oliver Cowdery

Section 11
To Hyrum Smith

Section 12
Joseph Knight Sr

Section 14
To David Whitmer


1 Now behold, a marvelous work is about to come forth among the children of men.

2 Therefore, O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength, that ye may stand blameless before God at the last day.


1 A great and marvelous work is about to come forth unto the children of men.

2 Behold, I am God; give heed unto my word, which is quick and powerful, sharper than a two-edged sword, to the dividing asunder of both joints and marrow; therefore give heed unto my words.


1 A great and marvelous work is about to come forth among the children of men.

2 Behold, I am God; give heed to my word, which is quick and powerful, sharper than a two-edged sword, to the dividing asunder of both joints and marrow; therefore give heed unto my word.


1 A great and marvelous work is about to come forth among the children of men.

2 Behold, I am God; give heed to my word, which is quick and powerful, sharper than a two-edged sword, to the dividing asunder of both joints and marrow; therefore, give heed unto my word.


1 A great and marvelous work is about to come forth unto the children of men.

2 Behold, I am God; give heed to my word, which is quick and powerful, sharper than a two-edged sword, to the dividing asunder of both joints and marrow; therefore give heed unto my word.

As you can see, the commandment is given when the marvelous work is ABOUT to come forth. It is to give heed to “my word” (the words of Christ)

This amazing commandment to mankind, was reiterated four times to four different people and each set of passages commands us to give heed to God’s word two different times!

So what is the blessing that is associated with the commandment to give heed to the words of Christ?

According to the prophecy in Ether 4 it is to be visited with the manifestation of Christ’s spirit

11 But he that believeth these things which I have spoken, him will I visit with the manifestations of my Spirit, and he shall know and bear record. For because of my Spirit he shall know that these things are true; for it persuadeth men to do good.

Interestingly, if we do a keyword search on the above passage, we will be taken to a very similar passage in section 5 of the Doctrine and Covenants which links the concept of believing on the words of Christ with the blessing of being visited with the manifestation of my spirit.

16 And behold, whosoever believeth on my words, them will I visit with the manifestation of my Spirit; and they shall be born of me, even of water and of the Spirit—

Of course those that reject the words of Christ, are cursed. (more on that in a later installment)

Is it a coincidence that section 5 of the Doctrine and Covenants also used the terms “my words” that are used in the prophetic text in Ether?

Lets look at the keyword pattern-

5 Verily, I say unto you, that woe shall come unto the inhabitants of the earth if they will not hearken unto my words;

6 For hereafter you shall be ordained and go forth and deliver my words unto the children of men.

7 Behold, if they will not believe my words, they would not believe you, my servant Joseph, if it were possible that you should show them all these things which I have committed unto you.

8 Oh, this unbelieving and stiffnecked generation—mine anger is kindled against them.

10 But this generation shall have my word through you;

11 And in addition to your testimony, the testimony of three of my servants, whom I shall call and ordain, unto whom I will show these things, and they shall go forth with my words that are given through you.

15 And the testimony of three witnesses will I send forth of my word.

16 And behold, whosoever believeth on my words, them will I visit with the manifestation of my Spirit; and they shall be born of me, even of water and of the Spirit—

17 And you must wait yet a little while, for ye are not yet ordained—

18 And their testimony shall also go forth unto the condemnation of this generation if they harden their hearts against them;

Section 5 is very cryptic because a surface reading of it suggests that it is singularly addressing word of the Lord in the Book of Mormon and the three witnesses that will testify of the Book of Mormon.

However, I would suggest that cryptically imbedded in that text of section 5 is the use of the term “my word” as it relates to the revelations coming through Joseph Smith. The text is addressing the Book of Mormon
and the revelations to Joseph Smith that contain “my word”

Notice how the text says, “this generation shall have my word through” Joseph Smith

While that above passage may be applicable to the translation of the Book of Mormon, it more specifically pertains to the literal words of Christ that came through Joseph Smith. The next passage speaks of the three witnesses of those words of Christ

11 And in addition to your testimony, the testimony of three of my servants, whom I shall call and ordain, unto whom I will show these things, and they shall go forth with my words that are given through you.

I am simply observing that the three witnesses that are mentioned in those passage are witnesses of the word
of God
that is coming forth through Joseph Smith. It is arguably speaking of the three witnesses of the Doctrine and Covenants!

Interestingly, the three witnesses mentioned in the above passages were ORDAINED pertaining to that specific calling of being three witnesses.

Were the three witnesses of the Book of Mormon actually ordained to be witnesses of the book of Mormon?

Conversely, were the three witnesses of the revelations that Joseph was bringing forth ordained to that calling?

I am not saying that the Book of Mormon does not have three witnesses. It clearly does.

I am simply reading the above text without bias from the orthodox interpretation of those passages.

I could be wrong.

You decide.

Did the Doctrine and Covenants have Three Witnesses?

In the original Doctrine and Covenants, a preface was provided which declared that the Doctrine and Covenants was the “foundation of the Church” and that it has been “granted for the salvation of all that believe“.

It was signed by Joseph Smith and three other witnesses. Oliver Cowdery, Sidney Rigdon, and Frederick G. Williams.

Notice how the prophet Joseph Smith referred to the revelations contained in the Doctrine and Covenants as the “book of Revelations” and identified them as the “foundation of the church” and placed a temporal value on them to be greater than the riches of the whole earth, and they were given for the “salvation of all that believe

In the last, which was held at Brother [John] Johnson’s in Hiram, after deliberate consideration, in consequence of the book of Revelations, now to be printed, being the foundation of the church in these last days; and a benefit to the world, showing that the keys of the mysteries of the Kingdom of our Savior, are again entrusted to man, and the riches of eternity within the compass of those who are willing to live by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God: therefore the conference priced the Revelations to be worth to the church, the riches of the whole earth, speaking temporally. The great benefits to the world, which result from the Book of Mormon and the Revelations, which the Lord has seen fit, in his infinite wisdom, to grant unto us for our salvation, and for the salvation of all that will believe, [HC 1:235]

In the preface of the Doctrine and Covenants Joseph Smith, Oliver Cowdery, Sidney Rigdon and Frederick G. Williams made the following declaration:

We do not present this little volume with any other expectation than that we are to be called to answer to every principle advanced, in that day when the secrets of all hearts will be revealed, and the reward of every man’s labor be given him.

In Section 1 of the Doctrine and Covenants verses 7-13 it testifies that all the scriptures are true, including the Book of Mormon and “commandments” in the Doctrine and Covenants. It declares that the world will be judged by the by the joint testimony of these records.

It is commonly taught that the Book of Mormon is the record of a fallen people who rejected the fulness of the gospel and therefore the greater things were sealed up and hidden from them because of their unbelief.

I would suggest that the Doctrine and Covenants is also a record of a fallen people who rejected the fulness of the gospel and therefore the greater things were sealed up and hidden from gentiles of the Latter day restoration because of their unbelief.

In section 84 the Lord chastised the saints for taking lightly both the Book of Mormon and the revelation Joseph smith was receiving

52 And whoso receiveth not my voice is not acquainted with my voice, and is not of me.

53 And by this you may know the righteous from the wicked, and that the whole world groaneth under sin and darkness even now.

54 And your minds in times past have been darkened because of unbelief, and because you have treated lightly the things you have received

55 Which vanity and unbelief have brought the whole church under condemnation.

56 And this condemnation resteth upon the children of Zion, even all.

57 And they shall remain under this condemnation until they repent and remember the new covenant, even the Book of Mormon and the former commandments which I have given them, not only to say, but to do according to that which I have written—

Most members of the church and even members of LDS fringe groups often quote or paraphrase the above passages putting total emphasis on taking lightly the Book of Mormon while completely omitting the joint significance of the “former commandments” (revelations given to Joseph Smith)

In future episodes of this series, I will prove from scripture that the Doctrine and Covenants is the record which contains the words of Christ that the book of Ether prophesies about.
It is a record in which many mysteries have been sealed up and hidden from the gentiles because of unbelief. It is going to be unsealed when the mysteries in it are unfolded to those that have the faith to believe the unconditional prophecies and promises in it.

It is commonly understood that the Doctrine and Covenants speaks of and therefore testifies of the inspired nature of the Book of Mormon.

However, I would suggest that the Book of Mormon also testifies of the Doctrine and Covenants as we have just witnessed in the Book of Ether.

Further, Christ prophesies of the coming forth of the Doctrine and Covenants in 3rd Nephi!

All we need to do is use the keywords “my words” as discussed in the Ether text and in section 5 of the Doctrine and Covenants and it takes us to the following prophecy by Christ

9 For in that day, for my sake shall the Father work a work, which shall be a great and a marvelous work among them; and there shall be among them those who will not believe it, although a man shall declare it unto them.

10 But behold, the life of my servant [Joseph Smith] shall be in my hand; therefore they shall not hurt him, although he shall be marred because of them. Yet I will heal him, for I will show unto them that my wisdom is greater than the cunning of the devil.

11 Therefore it shall come to pass that whosoever will not believe in my words, [The Doctrine and Covenants]
who am Jesus Christ, which the Father shall cause him to bring forth unto the Gentiles, and shall give unto him power that he shall bring them forth unto the Gentiles, (it shall be done even as Moses said) they shall be cut off from among my people who are of the covenant. (3rd Nephi 21)

Unbe-freakin-lievable!

Is Christ actually prophesying to the Nephites about the future coming forth of the Doctrine and Covenant to the Gentiles?

I think that a contextual reading of it using the testimony of related scriptures suggests that it is.

You decide for yourself.

It is interesting that Christ references Deuteronomy 18 (and quoted in Acts 3:22-23) which prophesied that Christ would be a prophet raised up like unto Moses and warns us that we should hearken to his words:

The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;

A keyword search of “my words” takes us to the second part of that prophecy in Deuteronomy 18 which speaks of Joseph Smith also being raise up like Moses.

In that prophecy, Christ identifies the uniqueness of the book of scripture that Joseph Smith will bring forth and how Christ will put His words in Joseph’s mouth.

18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; [Doctrine and Covenants] and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.

19 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.

I realize these interpretations probably go against what you have been taught by the orthodox church dear reader.

I don’t necessarily expect readers of this post to accept the suppositions provided herein. However, if you can only desire to believe these concepts, and then prayerfully search the scriptures you may have some epiphanies that will help to prepare your heart and your mind for the marvelous work that is about to come forth.

I think you will find the remaining episodes to be very compelling and thought provoking.

BTW

Regarding those that responded to my question about the great preliminary commandment-

One of the readers that responded to my question suggested that the law of consecration was the commandment that would be given when the marvelous work begins.. I agree that it will be an integral part of the marvelous work. However, I was looking for the commandment that is given BEFORE the marvelous work starts. I can see in re-reading my posts that I was not real clear about that in some places.. I apologize for the ambiguity of my question. Thank you for that comment! It is true that consecration will be very important and will possibly weed a lot of tares out from among the wheat.

Another reader suggested that the great commandment would be to REPENT! I can’t argue with that.. Faith and repentance are the first commandments of the gospel invitation and among the very first admonitions of the Lord when the restoration took place. Joseph was commanded to teach nothing but repentance to that generation.. I suspect that a degree of humility and repentance is required before we can exercise faith in God’s word and then heed the word of God.

Another person pretty much gave me a condensed version of how the marvelous work will take place. In it he included obeying the word of God and all of the commandments including faith repentance, baptism of water fire and the Holy Ghost and consecration… WOW.. talk about cover all of the bases!

Another person just responded and he nailed it.. Interestingly, he nailed it using different scriptures than the one I used.. it is so magnificent how God tells us things many times and in many ways but he is always consistent.

Lastly, my Canadian friend also responded with several very good ideas and one of them also was the corrected answer yet from different passages than the ones I had in mind.

Thanks to all who responded..


Frankly… Part 2

January 14, 2022

It did not take long to hear back from the Canadian who sent me the email.

Here is his reply:

Thanks, Watcher, for your (most prompt) response. I wasn’t sure if I would receive a reply.

I was not able to find the copy of the timeline you work from in your four-part YouTube series you recorded six years ago on the ministry of Joseph Smith Jr and the secret history of Mormonism in your onewhoiswatching WordPress blog, utilizing the search feature. Some images don’t load onto my laptop for some reason. Maybe it’s a problem with the operating system which was installed on my previously-owned laptop. Hence my request that you send the pdf via email. If the pdf isn’t easily available, that’s okay. We’ve pretty much moved past the timeline involving Joseph Smith’s mortal ministry anyway, eh?

Your YouTube series covered the most important & pertinent history anyway. As important as THE HISTORY is to lay the foundation of prophetic narrative and context, I’m mostly interested in what’s prophesied to happen from between 2001 AD until the beginning of the third watch. I believe that you and I share a presumption that, although we are all now walking in darkness and that the wheat & the tares are fully ripening together to maturity, there are those who are vigilant & watching for the return of the Lord Christ Jesus in secret (like a thief in the night) in the third watch of the night. Instead of there being any spiritual enlightenment in our day, perhaps all of us are presently spiritually benighted until the wicked one is revealed / unveiled. I assume though that Jesus will still help us during the time of “the son of perdition” as written in 2 Thessalonians 2.

The Man of Sin

1Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled by letter, except ye receive it from us; neither by spirit, nor by word, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means; for there shall come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 5Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 6And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work, and he it is who now worketh, and Christ suffereth him to work, until the time is fulfilled that he shall be taken out of the way. And then shall that wicked one be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming. 9 Yea, the Lord, even Jesus, whose coming is not until after there cometh a falling away, by the working of Satan with all power, and signs and lying wonders, 10And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (KJV and JST)

In my communication with JP Pratt, he wrote “I’ve been bit before by trying to cram too much down people’s throats before they are ready. I’m not sure of all that the 2 Thes ‘powerful delusion’ is, but it could certainly include the LDS Church having gone over to the Dark Side, which they have long ago!… I can tell you that the LDS Church becoming part of the Great and Abominable is what is meant by the prophecy that ‘were it possible, even the very elect will be deceived.’ Also too much for the article [“The Great LDS Test”, 19 August 2021].

Even though it’s God who sends the strong (or powerful) delusion to those that perish (because the did not receive the love of the truth), I think that it behooves us to discover & expose what this delusion is in the spirit of the test of our faith and in the spirit of Doctrine & Covenants section 123: 12 “For there are many yet on the earth among all sects, parties, and denominations, who are blinded by the subtle craftiness of men, whereby they lie in wait to deceive , and who are only kept from the truth because they know not  where to find it — 13 Therefore, that we should waste and wear out our lives in bringing to light all the hidden things of darkness, wherein we know them; and they are truly manifest from heaven — 14 These should then be attended to with great earnestness.”

Perhaps this is the reason that the Lord is allowing us to walk in darkness, that we might gain some intimate awareness of the tares, the sower of the tares, the hidden things of darkness, the wiles of the devil, principalities, powers, the rulers of the darkness of this world, spiritual wickedness in high places. I mean, how many of us — who are believers in Christ and who have been baptized — see ourselves as blind as per “And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind. And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also? Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth” (John 9: 39-41)? Regarding what’s happening in the here and now (versus what has already happened historically), I admit to my blindness and I certainly admit that my sin “remaineth”, i.e. I am not sanctified and I have not had my calling & election made sure. Far from it.

I apologize for the miscommunication regarding any desire on my part to discuss whether or not Joseph and Hiram Smith (and others who had previously been sanctified and had their calling & election made sure) practiced polygamy in Nauvoo. That was a discussion I was having with JP Pratt, but not a discussion which I necessarily wanted to continue with you. Your explanation as to why polygamy is a subject matter/topic you do not wish to re-visit is sufficient.

Regarding your statements “You cannot fully understand why the actions and teachings of the Nauvoo Joseph Smith contradicted the actions and teachings of the Kirtland Joseph Smith until you understand Joseph Smith’s role as an intercessor who bore the sins of an apostate people just as Moses did anciently. You need to understand that the atonement statute was a literal enactment of a future event involving Joseph and Sidney”: I wholeheartedly agree with you. I certainly don’t have as thorough a knowledge of Joseph Smith’s role — when “Joseph’s eyes were covered and their sins [i.e.of the saints, of latter day Israel] were placed upon him [Joseph Smith] and he began acting out their transgressions” — and Sidney Rigdon’s role as you do and their future roles after they return from the dead, but I seem to have a smidgen of innate sense of various atoning sacrifices as necessary to make intercession for one’s people. Suffice it to say that (I presume that) you and I are on the same page here.

Regarding your statements “Regarding a correspondence regarding prophecy, I am always willing to initially engage with people depending on my time commitments and whether or not the conversation seems to be fruitful. We can certainly engage and see where it leads us. If the conversation is interesting, I may post it without revealing your name”: On the one hand, I’m not even sure what the specific prophecies ARE (which are presently extant) which discuss this present transition period between the end of the fourth generation after Joseph was killed and the beginning of the third watch of the night when the Lord again returns in secret like a thief. Was 9/11 prophesied? The Great Recession of 2008? Covid-19? If there are no prophecies, either because the prophecies are sealed or because we are all blind men walking in darkness without a functioning high priesthood, then it stands to reason that you and I cannot have a fruitful conversation. Your thoughts?

On the other hand, I presume that the following might be relevant. “And then shall my revelations which I have caused to be written by my servant John be unfolded in the eyes of all the people. Remember, when ye see these things, ye shall know that the time is at hand that they shall be made manifest in very deed. Therefore, when ye shall receive this record ye may know that the work of the Father has commenced upon all the face of the land. Therefore, repent all ye ends of the earth, and come unto me, and believe in my gospel, and be baptized in my name; for he that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned; and signs shall follow them that believe in my name” (Ether 4:16-18 and if “this record” Jesus Christ commanded Moroni to write about concerns our present day, just prior to the beginning of the third watch of the night or if “this record” refers to the writings of Mahori Moriancumer which will not be revealed until men have faith like unto Mahori Moriancumer) and The Revelation of John, a servant of God, which was given unto him of Jesus Christ, to show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass, that he sent and signified by his angel unto his servant John, Who bore record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.  Blessed are they who read, and they who hear and understand the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein, for the time of the coming of the Lord draweth nigh”
(
Revelation 1: 1-3, JST). Your thoughts about discussing the book of Ether and Revelation in each others’ contexts and what applies to the here and now?

On the third hand, perhaps everything which groups of two or more discuss about prophecies concerning our present time just prior to the beginning of the third watch of the night — and still during our “little season” of chastisement and learning — might be conjecture and speculation and ignorance, instead of being founded on the scriptures. Perhaps all of our chastisement & learning during these present times (i.e. just following the four generations after Joseph was marred / martyred — which I presume was the “atonement offering” which “delayed the judgments of God” until the beginning of the seventh thousand years of the earth’s temporal existence and which atonement offering “enables the final restoration of the fulness to take place after a ‘little season’ of chastisement and learning” [your words in a description of the secret history of Mormonism, period two]) is personal and private — because revelation is confined to what individuals spiritually discern in their minds and their hearts — as individuals are uniquely refined, disciplined and taught. Your thoughts?

In short, I’m not very confident as to how to even begin a discussion on the prophecies regarding our days prior to the beginning of the third watch of the night.

I was heartened and encouraged to read that “[you] loved John Pratt and have a soft spot in [your] heart for him and feel that he was very sincere in his beliefs although he was very confused and very deceived.” Regarding Ether 4:16-18 and if “this record” and “these things” the Lord Christ Jesus commanded Moroni to write about concerns our day, just prior to the beginning of the third watch of the night, or if Moroni was exclusively writing about the future revelation of “the very things which the brother of Jared [Mahonri Moriancumer] saw” which will only come forth after the Gentiles exercise faith like Mahonri Moriancumer’s: JP Pratt wrote in December 2019 “This prophecy [in Ether chapter four] appears to be referring to something in the sealed plates which will come forth before the vision of Jared. The context implies that the revelation, which [is] called the Book of Revelation in the Bible, that the revelation of John will come forth from the sealed plates at a time before the vision of Jared. It will not come in a time when people have the faith of Jared, but rather when they need to repent and follow Jesus and believe in His words. The vision of Jared is in the sealed plates to be opened by the Savior, but this vision of John is also sealed and yet is to come forth sooner… That conclusion came just from the Book of Mormon, and to my knowledge, no one has ever noticed that before this year [my emphasis]. So did you already know that? Have you ever heard it taught that the sealed part of the plates contain the revelation given to John the Revelator? And did you know that when that book appears it will be a sign that its revelation is about to be fulfilled?” It’s certainly fine with me if you wish to dismiss or discard or reject or deny the relevance of “what appears” or what “the context implied” to JP Pratt, because JP Pratt was someone who “was very confused and very deceived.” I’m not interested in discussing questions which JP Pratt raised — if JP Pratt was confused and deceived in your mind — when JP Pratt is already dead and cannot be part of the discussion. This simply is a subject matter / topic which I wish that I could have talked with JP Pratt about, not necessarily a topic (or trying to answer questions) which I think would be fruitful for you and I to discuss or a topic which I believe you might desire to search, ponder, pray about, contemplate.

When having a fruitful discussion of prophecy — in this case Moroni’s and the Lord’s commentary on abridgement of the book of Jared as the book of Ether in the book of Mormon and what it has to do with the the revelations given to John, a servant of God, being fulfilled in “very deed” (and I’m a witness of such a partial fulfillment) — it would sure be nice to know when “the work of the Father has commenced upon all the face of the land.”

I look forward to any future correspondence. ”

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Ok, there is quite a bit to unpack here.

Here is the first snippet where my friend asks for my thoughts=

“On the one hand, I’m not even sure what the specific prophecies ARE (which are presently extant) which discuss this present transition period between the end of the fourth generation after Joseph was killed and the beginning of the third watch of the night when the Lord again returns in secret like a thief. Was 9/11 prophesied? The Great Recession of 2008? Covid-19? If there are no prophecies, either because the prophecies are sealed or because we are all blind men walking in darkness without a functioning high priesthood, then it stands to reason that you and I cannot have a fruitful conversation. Your thoughts?”

I do think there are numerous prophecies pertaining to the transitionary period we are currently in which is preliminary to the ushering in of the “third watch of the night” (marvelous work & dispensation of the fulness of times).

Some of the prophecies cover the entire four generations from Joseph Smith’s time to the present. Others speak recent events such as the ones you mentioned.

The problem is that the meaning of most of the prophecies are indeed “sealed” from the understanding of most people. We worship a God who has secrets. He reveals his secrets to his prophets, however they do not always reveal His secrets to the world. It is up to each of us to search the scriptures for “hidden treasures of knowledge”.

You made the following statement:

If there are no prophecies, either because the prophecies are sealed or because we are all blind men walking in darkness without a functioning high priesthood, then it stands to reason that you and I cannot have a fruitful conversation. Your thoughts? 

I would say that both statements are true.

The meaning behind the prophecies are sealed from the understanding of most people. However the reason they are sealed from their understanding is because they are blind and walking in darkness.

You previously mentioned how we are “walking in darkness” and that we are “blind“.

One of the remarkable prophecies that explains why we are walking in darkness and blindness is found in 2nd Nephi 27 (Also JST Isaiah 29)

4 For behold, all ye that doeth iniquity, stay yourselves and wonder, for ye shall cry out, and cry; yea, ye shall be drunken but not with wine, ye shall stagger but not with strong drink.

5 For behold, the Lord hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep. For behold, ye have closed your eyes, and ye have rejected the prophets; and your rulers, and the seers hath he covered because of your iniquity.

I would suggest that the above text is speaking about both the unbelieving and believing gentiles as well as the Jews. It is referencing both those living at the time of Joseph Smith’s ministry as well as those that have inherited the false traditions of their fathers.

Sadly, those that actually committed the “transgression” that broke the everlasting covenant, (Isaiah 24) were the so-called believing gentiles who actually entered into the everlasting covenant and then sinned against it (3 Nephi 16:10). Those believing gentiles are referred to as the latter day saints.

Again, the prophecy begins with those living at the time of the restoration and continues up to the present time. It includes the apostate factions of the latter day restoration living in our current generation.

Although it was the saints living at the time of Joseph Smith that sinned against the fulness and broke the everlasting covenant, are those of us that are deluded into thinking that we have the fulness and that modern leaders hold all of the same power and authority that Joseph Smith held, not complicit in the great lie and transgression?

The prophetic text informs us that God poured out a spirit of deep sleep upon them (us?) and they (us?) have become drunk because they (us?) have closed their eyes and rejected the prophets.

We currently live during the time when “all of the nations of the Gentiles and also the Jews” are “drunken with iniquity and all manner of abominations“. (vs 1)

A truly sad thing about the prophetic text in 2nd Nephi 27 is that it reveals that the apostate latter day saints who do not repent, will be classed among the “nations that fight against Zion“.

In other words, the apostate latter day saints are part of the Great and Abominable Church of the Devil.

I want to now key in on something really profound that John Pratt told you:

“This prophecy [in Ether chapter four] appears to be referring to something in the sealed plates which will come forth before the vision of Jared. The context implies that the revelation, which [is] called the Book of Revelation in the Bible, that the revelation of John will come forth from the sealed plates at a time before the vision of Jared. It will not come in a time when people have the faith of Jared, but rather when they need to repent and follow Jesus and believe in His words. The vision of Jared is in the sealed plates to be opened by the Savior, but this vision of John is also sealed and yet is to come forth sooner… That conclusion came just from the Book of Mormon, and to my knowledge, no one has ever noticed that before this year [my emphasis]. So did you already know that? Have you ever heard it taught that the sealed part of the plates contain the revelation given to John the Revelator? And did you know that when that book appears it will be a sign that its revelation is about to be fulfilled?”

I agree with John.

There is a remarkable event that must take place among the Gentiles that virtually nobody knows about because it has been hidden. It has been sealed from the understanding of men.

It will take place BEFORE the sealed plates with the vision of Jared comes forth.

At this time the words of a different sealed book containing mysteries will finally be revealed and these words that had previously been sealed will contain a revelation from God. Even the same revelation that had been given to John the revelator. The sealed words in the sealed book have been written to the gentiles and will play a remarkable role in the ushering in of the marvelous work.

This event that John Pratt was trying to understand will mark the beginning of the marvelous work and a wonder.

Ok. Lets stop for a minute. Since readers of my blog are listening in on this conversation, I don’t want to just blurt out the answer because I know from past experience that most would reject the truth unless more of a foundation is laid.

Therefore, I want to take a short break from the above discussion and ask you a few questions.

These questions will lay the foundation for the answer to what John Pratt was dancing around..

I will ask these questions in my next post.

In the meantime, let me ask you (and the readers of this blog) a another preliminary question. Did you know that there is a commandment from God that is expressly attached to the opening of the marvelous work and a wonder?

In other words, there is something we are commanded to do when the marvelous work and a wonder begins that the saints living at the time of Joseph Smith were incapable of doing.

Did you know that the commandment has a cursing and a blessing attached to it?

Do you know what the commandment is?

If anyone knows the answer, please feel free to send me the answer if you know what it is.

Keep Watching.
onewhoiswatching [at] gmail [dot com]


“Frankly, there’s nothing that I have read or listened to from you which would invite a well-reasoned dispute with you”

January 13, 2022

I have been getting some interesting messages from people lately.

This is the latest one that came in today:

Thank you for your “Because I Am Watching” WordPress blog and your “Three Watches” blogspot blog and your YouTube channel and your book “Solving the Prophet Puzzle”.

Impressive scholarship and even more impressive exhortation to search the scriptures.

Kudos.

Frankly, there’s nothing that I have read or listened to from you which would invite a well-reasoned dispute with you, as two different persons search & interpret the scriptures together.

Conversation via email would be a blessing.

Personally, I enjoy learning via conversation as much as via solitary study. I get very little fellowship with the saints — although I doubt that the Lord Christ Jesus & holy heavenly Abba Father sees any of us presently as genuinely “saintly” — here in the rural region of the west central Kootenays.

I was in email correspondence with John P. Pratt just before his death last 12 October 2021. The last subject of our short email correspondence was if Joseph Smith Jr did or did not practice polygamy.

JP Pratt referenced this footnote: “The Saints Herald 51:305, quoted by Richard and Pamela Price, ‘Joseph Smith Fought Polygamy’ (Independence, MO: Price Publishing, 2014), vol. 2, p. 167. These three volumes provide a rich source of research defending the belief that Joseph never practiced polygamy.

While he may have done so his early years, possibly in the case of Fanny Alger, he apparently discovered the practice was wrong and fought against it in his later years. Again, just because a prophet does something, that alone does not make it right!” from Pratt’s article, [he then referenced one of Pratt’s articles]

(I fully realize that name-dropping JP Pratt won’t impress you, although you personally & privately might have been impressed with some of his [inspired?] scholarship, assuming that you read from Pratt’s blog from time to time.)

Might you please send me a pdf copy of the timeline you work from in your four-part series on the ministry of Joseph Smith Jr and the secret history of Mormonism? Thanks in advance.

We’re living in amazing times, eh Watcher? I was recently pondering about 9/11 in 2001 and the great recession (and financial crash) of 2008 seven years later (which might have put into motion the need for the World Economic Forum to accelerate their [so-called] “great reset” and their transhumanist fourth industrial revolution)

and now what’s happening fourteen years later in 2022 with everything associated with Covid medical tyranny (including mandates to get jabbed, health passports [which sure reminds me of Nazism], what’s in the shots which interacts with high-frequency 5G radio spectrum radiation).

All of this has me wondering what’s going to transpire during the next twenty-one years — presuming that we live that long — and how soon the marvelous work and a wonder / the dispensation of the fullness of times / the restoration following all of the foundational preparations will come to pass.

I turn 65 this year (obviously I have no clue as to your age) and I figure that — looking at how long my parents and grandparents lived — there’s a decent chance that I’ll be around for another twenty-one years, the Lord be willing.

I’d like to discuss specific prophecies associated with our present timeframe, if that’s of interest to you as a historian. If you require more background information from me about me prior to a deep dive into historical prophecies about what’s happening in the here and now, just ask.

Would you enjoy another email correspondence with the likes of me, or are you too busy, or are you disinterested?

Sincerely,

XXXX X XXXXXX

XXXX British Columbia

Canada

This was my Reply”

“Hi XXXX

It is good to hear from you.

You can get a copy of the timeline from my onewhoiswatching blog.

I loved John Pratt and have a soft spot in my heart for him and feel that he was very sincere in his beliefs although he was very confused and very deceived. It is unfortunate that he became involved with the Snufferite scam and the Mauricio Berger scam.

Regarding polygamy-

 I have read all of the information on both sides of the debate.

I realize that publicly Joseph Smith denied living polygamy and that people like Pamela Price and all of her disciples on the issue have been able to make a compelling argument that he never did.

I have also read all of the testimonies of all of Joseph Smith’s closest associates and confidants (even those that did not believe in the principle but testified that he practiced it) as well as the countless testimonies of the women he had relationships with, claiming that he did live it. Those testimonies also make a compelling case to the contrary.

Both sides make a compelling case drawing from credible historical sources.

 To me the tie breaker is determined by prophecy, which clearly testifies that Joseph’s eyes became covered because the saints of the restoration rejected the fulness of the gospel.

Once the saints rejected the fulness, Joseph’s eyes were covered and their sins were placed upon him and he began acting out their transgressions.

[Prophecy testifies that Joseph has not permanently fallen from his calling. He will return and complete all of the unconditional promises and prophesies about him]

You cannot fully understand why the actions and teachings of the Nauvoo Joseph Smith contradicted the actions and teachings of the Kirtland Joseph Smith until you understand Joseph Smith’s role as an intercessor who bore the sins of an apostate people just as Moses did anciently.

 You need to understand that the atonement statute as documented in the Old Testament was a literal enactment of a future event involving Joseph and Sidney and their associates..

This is not just about polygamy.. it has to do with Joseph Smith’s involvement in secret orders, and his false teachings about the nature and character of God which contradicted the previous revelations that Joseph had been given… etc., etc., etc.

I am tired of discussing the polygamy issue with people..

If you have read all of my documentation on the topic, both historical and prophetic, and still don’t get it, there is nothing I can for you.. . You will simply need to wait until God’s servants return and provide the report that will astonish people.

So, regarding polygamy, you and I can simply agree to disagree on that issue, if in fact you agree with the Price thesis.

Regarding an email correspondence regarding prophecy, I am always willing to initially engage with people depending on my time commitments and whether or not the conversation seems to be fruitful.

We can certainly engage and see where it leads us..

If the conversation is interesting, I may post it without revealing your name..

I hope you are doing well

May the Lord bless you in your study of God’s word.”

I don’t know if I will hear back from him, but if I do, and if the conversation seem instructive, I will make a series out of it.

Keep watching


Dr. Malone, The Kabbalist, & The Strong Delusion

January 7, 2022

A Reader of this blog sent this to me so I thought I would share it-

THE STRONG DELUSION

“And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie” (2 Thessalonians 2:11).

By now I’m sure you have watched (or at least heard of) Dr. Malone’s 3-hour interview with Joe Rogan.  Even FOX News gave Dr. Malone a 3-minute segment about it.  Even Robert F Kennedy Jr. said it was the interview of all interviews.  Dave and I met Dr. Malone at the Covid Summit in Ocala, Florida.  I’d say he is one of the geniuses of this world—a wise man not bought off by the bankers as most wise men (of the world) are.  Here is the interview if you haven’t seen it:  https://odysee.com/@NoFriendRequests:5/joerogan-robertmalone:c

Toward the end, Dr. Malone spends a couple of minutes explaining something called Mass Formation Psychosis, a subject I studied in Psychology 101.  It’s a term that explains how the Germans went from being an intelligent and civilized people, to a people off their rockers in the 1930s.  Putting it simply, Mass Formation Psychosis starts by overwhelming a population with a number of confusing and anxiety-provoking situations, then bombarding them with a series of solutions that focus their attention on a desired outcome.  Hypnosis works this way.  Once all the free-floating anxieties can be harnessed into one solution (or series of solutions), people can be led anywhere.  Truth no longer matters.  Here’s how it worked in Nazi Germany:

https://twitter.com/apexworldnews/status/1469991786886184960?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1469991786886184960%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_c10&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lewrockwell.com%2F2022%2F01%2Fjoseph-mercola%2Fstigmatizing-the-unvaxxed-and-unboosted%2F

Dr. Malone explained how we are repeating history, only on a world-wide scale.  And he is right.  In 2020 the whole world was hit by a number of things that made no sense, things which produced an overabundance of fear and anxiety.  Then in 2021 came the 24/7 bombardment of the solution which would eliminate the fear and anxieties.  History didn’t matter.  Data didn’t matter.  Truth didn’t matter.  Just as Mass Formation Psychosis explains how the Germans accepted the dehumanization of the Jews in the 1930s, it explains why so many around the world are supporting medical apartheid and the dehumanization of the unvaccinated.

Albert Pike (1809-1891) used a different term to describe a future Mass Formation Psychosis.  He called it a world-wide social cataclysm which would be followed by a Masonic solution.  For 15+ years I have warned about this social cataclysm, and Masonic solution, which describes the grand finale of the strong delusion Paul warned us about in 2 Thessalonians 2.  Which takes me back to Dr. Malone’s 3-hour interview.

At about Marker 2:49, Dr. Malone briefly explains how a people can be set free from this Mass Formation Psychosis or hypnosis.  This is basically what he said:

“People will come out of Mass Formation Psychosis as they become aware of the truth—in our case, that a “global tyranny” is the real agenda.   Coming out of Mass Formation Psychosis requires making people realize there is a bigger threat than the virus.  This causes a psychological separation in the hypnosis.  The only problem is, it then become possible to substitute a bigger boogeyman for the current one.”

Dr. Malone was describing the prophecy of 2 Thessalonians 2:11, and what I have been warning about for years.  Many in this world have been hypnotized.  But as truth leaks out, even the un-hypnotized will become vulnerable to an even greater delusion, a spiritual one; one that would expose the darkness of global totalitarianism while introducing another form of it (Isaiah 14:29, 2 Nephi 10:51).


Action Alert for Mon 12/13/21- Senate vote on Immunization Act of 2021

December 13, 2021

Yesterday I saw the following post on a message board along with some related comments:

Action Alert for tomorrow 12/13/21 – please consider taking a few minutes out of your day to rattle your congress critter’s cage. Very important that this further imposition on us NOT pass…

The bill, Immunization Infrastructure Modernization Act of 2021 would expand state and local health department vaccine-tracking systems to monitor the vaccination status of American citizens. States would provide the information to the federal government.

More info here:

[link to childrenshealthdefense.org (secure)]

A comment on the message board:

Whoa Whoa Whoa there !

Why hasn’t anybody reported or told the people about this ?

This is the last thing we need

More surveillance

“For our own good “

Mayday Mayday Mayday

More eyes on this immediately

Another comment:

This Bill is Green Lighting the Covid Passports

“(i) assessing current data infrastructure capabilities and gaps among health care providers to improve and increase consistency in patient matching, data collection, reporting, bidirectional exchange, and analysis of immunization-related information;

iii) improving secure data collection, transmission, bidirectional exchange, maintenance, and analysis of immunization information;

“(iv) improving the secure bidirectional exchange of immunization record data among Federal, State, local, Tribal, and territorial governmental entities and non-governmental entities,

Let me end this post by addressing concerns of some of my readers who feel that I have wondered away from the original purpose of this blog, which was to address issues relating to Latter-day Saint
doctrine, history and prophesy, to speculate about “conspiracy theories“.

First of all, I am not speculating about conspiracy theories when it comes to the so-called Covid vaccines. The documentation and evidence is beyond overwhelming to those who have done a deep dive on the issues and do not rely solely on the mainstream media for their information.

Covid Vaccines are pure evil.

They are they are poison.

They are contrary to the word of God.

They represent the fulfillment of ancient and modern prophecy which speak of epidemics, plagues and the unleashing of deadly substances and pollutions by “conspiring men“.

The listing of toxins contained in the vaccines and the listing of contraindications related to the administration thereof, regardless of whether the results are sudden or delayed, is long and proven.

Those claiming to be prophets that claim the vaccines are “safe and effective” are among the false prophets that Christ warned us about in Matthew 24.

Students of the gospel who are getting vaccinated and encouraging people to get vaccinated are “false teachers“.

The following admonition from God is worth noting:

“..we should waste and wear out our lives in bringing to light all the hidden things of darkness, wherein we know them; and they are truly manifest from heaven— These should then be attended to with great earnestness…” (Section 123 written by Joseph Smith while a prisoner in the jail at Liberty, Missouri, March 1839. HC 3:302–303.)

When was the last time you read section 123 all the way through?

It is a remarkable revelation embedded in a letter written by Joseph Smith while incarcerated.

While much of the content seems dated and singularly related to the events taking place at that time, much of the content also relates to our current situation as well.

“For there are many yet on the earth among all sects, parties, and denominations, who are blinded by the subtle craftiness of men, whereby they lie in wait to deceive”


The truth about the so-called virus, exposing the true sickness of radiation, and the end-game of slavery

December 11, 2021

We are truly all deceived as John the Revelator prophesied.

The rabbit hole is deep with lots of channels to divert.

There are many layers to the onion that need to be removed.

There are many people who have uncovered a portion of the truth but are still limited in what they can see.

I love Judy Mikovits, she has done much good in exposing the evil forces, but she is a victim of indoctrination. Here entire career has been wasted because the modern science that she bought into was based on a false premise.

There has never been a “virus” that has been truly isolated and therefore identified… hence there is no such thing as a virus.

Watch Dr. Andrew Kaufman destroy the false virus narrative-

So, if viruses don’t exist, what is making people sick??

We are seeing the “symptoms” of a so-called “virus”, but in fact radio spectrum radiation is making people sick. Especially when they have been injected with poisons that highly interact with and magnify the effects of the radiation.

The remarkable speech from Anthony Patch 2013 – 2014 !!

Like all of the rest of us, Patch only has part of the truth, but it is a very important part of it.

This presentation seems to assume that a virus or some kind of sickness exists, however the import of the video is that it was clearly known years before the so-called pandemic that the goal was to create enough fear in people that they would demand a solution… a vaccine (with deadly toxins in it).

The purpose of the vaccine is to alter DNA and make hybrids out of people.

It takes away a person’s true independence.

People become slaves to a system..

The vaccines contain a DNA modifier that leads to mental and physical slavery.

He ends by providing a synopsis of the problem

.. a small group that has been in control since ancient times..


Miscellaneous Musings #23

December 5, 2021

*The Mark*

Recently I have seen several videos that make a compelling argument that the death shots actually represent the literal fulfillment of some of the prophecies in the Book of Revelation pertaining to the mark of the beast. They use differing bible translations to show different words and definitions and word structures, etc., to paint a less rigid interpretation of what is often understood about receiving the “mark” in the hand or forehead, without which one cannot buy or sell.

One of the videos pointed out that religious leaders from virtually EVERY major Christian sect in the world have come out publicly to either declare that the vaccines are NOT the mark of the beast or that the vaccines are “safe and effective” and we should all get the jab.

Thanks to these well-meaning religious leaders who seem to be teaming up with the merchants of the world, many Christians have been pacified.

As the listing of Christian affiliations was being shown, I was somewhat shocked to see the Seventh day Adventists listed. They are pretty sharp prophecy scholars and they call out the Catholic Church as being the Great Whore.. and yet they have been pressured to join the chorus on this issue.

I was disappointed but not shocked to see the Latter-day Saints listed with all of the other major denominations.

As I was pondering how every major denomination was lulling their sheep back to sleep, and telling them not to worry, because all is well, I was reminded of the words of John the revelator who, looking at our day observed that “all nations” would be “deceived“.

I see lots of people arguing over whether or not this plandemic/vaccine/vaccine passport literally represents the mark of the beast or whether it is simply leading towards it.

Clearly, there are obvious parallels between isolated events currently taking place in various parts of the world with the prophetic narrative in the Book of Revelation.

As to whether it is the literal mark or just leading to it, I don’t personally think it matters.

The reason I say this is because the bottom line is that nobody should be taking the jab regardless.

Period.

God has told us that our bodies are the temple of God and that if anyone defiles their temple, God will destroy it.

That is reason enough for me to obstain without having to make a determination as to how close we are to the ultimate fulfillment of an ancient prophecy.

Allowing someone to inject a foreign, undisclosed substance into the body that has now been proven to be poisonous and deadly, is contrary to the word of God.

I am a subscriber to the newsletter of Dr Robert O. Young who is the author of the bestselling book “The PH Miracle“. He has been involved in doing research into what is really contained in the various vaccines.

In the past, his articles have been limited strictly to scientific research and how he has found Graphine Oxide, parasites and other toxic substances in the vaccine, however in the most recent newsletter, he came right out and called the death jabs the mark of the beast.

You can read his email here.

*Joel Skousen*

I recently got the following email from a subscriber:

Currently sitting in a meeting with Joel Skousen at Payson High School and was wondering if you know him and what you think of him. He’s anti Snuffer and conservatives leaving the church, and thinks Nelson and the brethren are just very mainstream and are unwittingly, not intentionally, leading us astray.

This was my response:

“How does he feel Nelson and the brethren are leading people astray??

What is the issue of deception?

Is this about the vaccine issue?? Is Skousen anti-vax ?

Don’t really know that much about Joel.. I have high regard for the Skousen family in general.. they have put out numerous fascinating and dynamic individuals who are though provoking thought leaders..

However, to say that the “prophet” of God is unwittingly leading people astray seems like an absurd statement to me.. A true prophet of God is not going to unwittingly lead people astray..

To me it doesn’t matter whether Nelson and the brethren are evil and intentionally complicit, or just ignorant. The result is the same. And it is going to be devastating.. Many many millions are probably going to die in the next 12-24 months and Nelson is encouraging this mass murder, whether wittingly or unwittingly..

A true prophet would have discernment and understand right from wrong and take a strong stand for the truth.. More important, he would receive direct revelation from God concerning the matter.

Why even have a prophet if he is just a regular guy that does not have any discernment or get revelation from God??”

This was his response:

“Yeah sorry I didn’t explain more.

He is anti-vax and was trying to comfort members who are anguished over the brethrens vax stance.

He was saying the lord is using “His prophet” to test us as members to see if we would essentially rely on the arm of flesh or do our own thinking and follow our own consciences”

My next question:

“Was this a small gathering or a fireside or a large venue?

His response:

It was his annual “Highland Meeting” group address which this year was held in the Payson High School auditorium and there was probably 250 to 300 people in attendance.

He started with his usual state of the conspiracy from a political and societal view which is a summary of the things he shares regularly in his weekly World Affairs Brief subscription service.  This portion of his presentation lasts about an hour and is recorded.

Last night after the first hour he made sure all cameras were turned off and then he talked and took questions for another hour or more on church specific topics.

He believes it’s ok to have opinions different from the brethren but it becomes a problem when we go public with those in blogs, published materials or video.  (He obviously knows he’s risking being exed if what he shared with us goes public!)

He mentioned Snufferites and his opinion that they are wrong to leave the church and called Denver a modern day Korihor.

In Joel’s opinion conservatives in the church should stay in but be mostly silent and have patience to “wait upon the Lord” to shake his church free from the idolaters who revere government and worldly authority.

He told how ETB wanted the brethren to be schooled on conspiracy in the government but was foiled by specifically GBH and TSM and even his own exec sec.

He claims since GBH was pres that counsel is now given in the church to stake pres and bishops to not call overly freedom loving and conspiracy minded members into leadership callings.

Millions of Muslims Converting to Christ through Dreams and Visions

I recently saw the following video which is really quite interesting..

I don’t know if it is really true that millions of Muslims are having dreams and visions that are converting them to Christ, but it if is, it may shed light on the following declaration of Christ:

I will show unto the children of men that I am able to do mine own [missionary] work. 2nd Nephi 27:21

Omicron has EXACTLY the same symptoms as the jabs

Anne Barnhardt who is not known for pulling punches made the following observations in her blog:

“I’ll say it: ‘Omicron’ doesn’t exist. ‘Omicron’ is the cover story for the poisoning deaths from the coerced injections, AND an excuse for Big Pharma to declare that everyone must start over and be injected with another brand-new poison.

If you can’t see this OBVIOUS ploy, then…I don’t know what to tell you. This is so obvious that it is laughable.

‘Omicron’ has EXACTLY the same symptoms as the Poison DeathJabs, but ODDLY, no symptoms of a CoronaVirus cold – just heart damage, clotting, immune system destruction, miscarriages, etc. So, the more deaths and injuries there are from the DeathJabs, the more it feeds the ‘Omicron’ fictional cover story, and the more there will be howling for an ENTIRELY NEW CYCLE OF DEATHJABS. The cover story not only ‘protects’ the murderers, it makes every death they cause FEED AN INCREASE OF THEIR POWER.

THERE IS NO ‘OMICRON’.

I’ll take it a step further. The past ten months have been a trial – a trial for the eugenicist, Malthusian Covigarchs to determine the lethality of the injections. I strongly suspect that there have been batches of placebo, and now that they have an idea of the lethality of the ‘hot’ batches, they are launching this ‘Omicron’ story in order to launch an ENTIRELY NEW round of death injections, totally apart from the doses heretofore disseminated, under the cover story of ‘fighting the Omicron’. The next round of poison injections will be even more lethal, and much more widely dispersed, and EVERYTHING will be blamed on the non-existent ‘Omicron’.

Again, THIS IS OBVIOUS.

I’ll keep saying it in the hopes that every time I say it, someone else will understand: Barring supernatural intervention, this will NEVER, EVER END without HOT WAR. This will never ‘pass’ or ‘fade away’ without the PHYSICAL excision of these oligarchs and their minions from all positions of power. PERIOD.

They want 90% of the human population exterminated. Death IS THEIR OBJECTIVE. The hot war has already begun…but only one side is fighting, and the weapons aren’t bombs or guns, but syringes.” [link to www.barnhardt.biz (secure)]

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Partial Listing of Doctors who Have Come Out Against the Vaccine

Dr. Michael Yeadon
Dr. Robert Malone
Dr. Rima Laibow
Dr. David Martin
Dr. Luc Montainger
Dr. Peter Mcullough
Dr. Roger Hodkison
Dr. Gert Vandeen Bossche
Dr.TennPenny
Dr. Judy Mitkovitz
Dr. Carrie Madej
Dr. Vladimir Zelenko
Dr. Ben Tapper
Dr. Kerry Mullis
Dr. Michael Lake
Dr. Christiane Northrop
Dr. Simone Gold
Dr. Sean Brooks
Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai
Dr. Jane Ruby
Dr. Ryan Cole
Dr. Kevin Stillwagon
Dr. Afzal Niaz
Dr. Rashid A.Buttar
Dr. Paul Thomas
Dr. Vanessa Passov
Dr. Jessica Rose
Dr Christopher Rake
Dr. Charles Hoffe
Dr. Mark Mcdonald
Dr. Jeff Barke
Dr. Andrew Kaufman
Dr. Manuel Alonso
Dr. Amir Shahar
Dr. Patrick Phillips
Dr. Bryan Ardis
Dr. Franc Zalewski
Dr. Daniel Griffin
Dr. Zandra Botha
Dr. Rochagné Kilian
Dr. Joseph Mercola
Dr. James Lyons-Weiler
Dr. Henry Ealy
Dr. Jay Bhattacharya
Dr. Michael Palmer
Dr. Eddy Bettermann MD
Dr. Harvey Risch
Dr. Steven Hotze
Dr. Dan Stock
Dr. Sam Duby
Dr. Francis Christian
Dr. Chris Milburn
Dr. John Carpay
Dr. Richard Flemming
Dr. Gina Gold
Dr. Kevin Corbett
Dr. Michael Mcdowell
Dr. John Witcher
Dr. Jim Meehan
Dr. Chris Shaw
Dr. Anne McCloskey
Dr Rheiner Fuellmich
Dr. Christiana Parks
Dr. Robert Young
Dr. Amandha Vollmer
Dr Judy Wilyman
Dr Michael McConville
Dr Stella Immanuel
Dr James Nellenschwander
Dr. Julie Ponesse
Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi
Dr. Paul Cottrell
Dr. Lee Merritt
Dr. Rochagne Killian
Dr. Larry Palevsky
Dr. Natalia Prego Cancelo
Dr. Hilde de Smet
Dr. Elizabeth Evans
Dr. Brian Hooker
Dr. Joel Hirschhorn
Dr. R. Zac Cox
Dr. Mohammed Adil
Dr. Ralph ER Sundberg
Dr. Johan Denis
Dr. Daniel Cullum
Dr. Anne Fierlafijin
Dr. Kevin Corbett
Dr. Pior Rubis
Dr. Pascal Sacre
Dr. Nicole Delepine
Dr. Lorraine Day
Dr, Stevn Kirsch
Dr. Yoav Yehezkelli
Dr Nour De San
Dr. Kelly Brogan
Dr. Hervé Seligmann
Dr. Annie Bukacek
Dr. Mark Brody
Dr. Steven LaTulippe
Dr. Mark Trozzi
Dr. Scott Jensen
Dr. Byram W. Bridle
Dr. Andrew Wakefield
Dr. Larry Palevsky
Dr. Dan Erickson
Dr. James Todaro
Dr. Joe Lapado
Dr. Richard Bartlett
Dr. Ben Edwards
Dr. Pierre Kory
Dr. Heather Gessling
Dr. Bryan Tyson
Dr. Richard Urso
Dr. John Littell
Dr. Scott Jensen
Dr. Ben Carson
Dr. Peter Schirmacher
Dr. Zandra Botha
Dr. Pamela Popper
Dr. Theresa Long
Dr. Nancy Burks
Dr. Russel Blaylock
Dr. Shiv Chopra
Dr. Suzanne Humphries
Dr. Tori Bark
Dr. Meryl Nass
Dr. Raymond Obamsawin
Dr. Ghislaine Lanctot
Dr. Robert Rowen
Dr. David Ayoub
Dr. Boyd Hailey
Dr. Roby Mitchell
Dr. Ken Stoller
Dr. Mayer Eiesenstien
Dr. Frank Engley
Dr. David Davis
Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych
Dr. Harold Butram
Dr. Kelly Brogan
Dr. RC Tent
Dr. Rebecca Carley
Dr. Andrew Moulden
Dr. Jack Wolfson
Dr. Michael Elice
Dr. Terry Wahls
Dr. Paul Thomas
Dr. Stephanie Seneff
Dr. Richard Moskowitz
Dr. Jane Orient
Dr. Richard Deth
Dr. Lucija Tomljenovic
Dr. Chris Shaw
Dr. Susan McCreadie
Dr. May Ann Block
Dr. David Brownstein
Dr. Jayne Donegan
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Phillip Incao
Dr. Robert Mendelson
Dr. Theressa Deisher
Dr. Sam Eggertsen
Dr. Peter Doshi
Dr Shankara Chetty
Dr. Elizabeth Eads
Dr. Kurt Malhom
Dr, Carolyn Bosack
Dr. Heiko Shoning
Prof. Retsif Levi
Dr. Aseem Malhotra
Dr. Patricia Lee
Dr. Daniel Nagase
Dr. Mobeen Syed
Dr. Bruce Patterson
Dr. Randi Juanta
Dr. Phillip McMillan
Dr Peter Gotzche
Dr. Kurt Malholm
Dr. Sam Sigoloff
Dr. Suzanne Humphries
Dr. Ariyana Love
Dr. Pierre Gilbert
Dr. Nathan Thompson
Dr. Scott Youngblood
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dr. Darell Wolfe
Dr. Mary Tally Bowden
Dr. Thomas Ynges
Dr. Guido Hofmann
Dr. Anne Mcclosky
Dr. James Grundvig
Dr. Amanda Vollmer
Dr. Kevin Stillwagon
Dr. Luis Miguel de Benito
Dr Bruce Boros
Dr. Steven Gundry
Dr. Aseem Malhotra
Dr. Ray Page
Dr. Andreas Noack
Dr. Ivette Lozano
Dr. Astrid Stuckelberger
Dr. Jeff Barke
Dr. Paul Marik
Dr. Michael Palmer
Dr. Astrid Stuckelberger
Dr. Travis Harding


Transition into the Financial Reset Via Vaccine Passports

December 1, 2021


Latest Whistleblower Murdered

November 28, 2021

Graphene “razor blades” found in the COVID vaccines (Dr. Andreas Noack)

Shortly after exposing the Graphine “razor blades” Dr. Andreas Noack is murdered


Nashville TN

October 29, 2021

Ty and Charlene Bollinger are a husband-wife duo who have two-decades experience exposing the risks associated with harmful chemical cancer treatments. They sponsor conferences with leading experts and produce a popular video series about alternative treatments to thousands of truth seekers.

U.S. Senate Confirmed Conspiracy to Suppress Cancer Treatments - The Truth About Cancer ...

However their most recent convention in Nashville TN focused on freedom and the truth about the plan*demic and the toxic, poisonous vacc*ine.

The conference featured over 50 world renowned presenters, including Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, Dr. Brian Hooker, Dr. Carrie Madej, Dr. Judy Mikovits, and keynote speaker, Dell Bigtree.

Having listened to countless youtubes about the many people who have died and been harmed by the injection and learned about the luciferin, and graphine oxide and parasites and other bizarre ingredients in the death jab, and watched the bizarre videos about magnets sticking to people and the bluetooth signals that emit from those that are vax*xed, I thought it might be interesting to hear from the leading experts in a live setting.

Two months ago, during a moment of weakness I learned about the conference and impulsively signed up for it.

After a month I cooled off and decided I did not want the stress of traveling so I tried to cancel and get a refund, however I had waited too long, so I reconsidered going.

Since Mrs. Watcher did not seem really excited about my decision I decided to just pass on the opportunity even though I had paid for the conference.

The day before the conference I was speaking to one of my sons on the phone and the topic came up that I was passing on a conference in Nashville TN.

My son who is a avid lover of music of all kinds went ballistic and said that I needed to go and that he would meet Mrs Watcher and I in Nashville and take us to an NFL football game and also take in a show at the Grand Ole Opry.

So we went and had an amazing experience.

While the football game and Opry were fun and memorable, it became obvious that my son’s inspired impulse to get us to go was so that we could get additional validation about the harmful effects of the death shot..

I just received a notice that the entire three day convention was recorded and is being presented on the Internet for the next three days for free!!!!

If you are interested in viewing some of the presentations click in this link

https://go2.thetruthaboutcancer.com/ttac-live-2021/watch/

You can view the schedule of presenters here https://go2.thetruthaboutcancer.com/ttac-live-2021/watch/room-2/

You will notice three options “room 1” “room 2” and “room 3” because there are usually three presentation going at one time.

Hand Over Your Recommend

On a related note, a neighbor of mine was called into the bishop’s office last week and the bishop asked for his recommend. When my friend asked why, the Bishop told him that his views on the vax*x and fa*ce masks were not in line with the brethren.

Interestingly, my friend was able to reason with the bishop and speak about freedom of choice, etc., and the bishop decided to hold off on taking his recommend.

Another incident has also been brought to my attention about a person in Canada who has allegedly been excommunicated for refusing to get the de*ath shot.

You can read about it at the following link

https://ldtruths.blogspot.com/2021/10/not-taking-jab-prepare-for-your.html?m=1

I don’t know if the above account is true or not. There is no way to verify it since the specifics are not given. My guess is that if the person really was exed, it had to do with them being very publicly outspoken about it, not just disagreeing with the brethren.

Nevertheless, it is looking like the time is near at hand when the apostate modern church is going to categorically mandate the de*ath shot and will take away a person’s membership if they refuse to comply.

If this takes place, it will possibly mark the official time when those that have oil in their lamps will need to officially flee from the apostate church and the false prophets that Christ warned us about in Matthew 24.


The Secret is Not to Refuse

October 15, 2021

I saw the following post on another platform regarding a form that an attorney crafted for a client whose employer threatened to fire him if he did not take the jab.

Thought it was interesting and worth passing on.

No guarantee that it will work in all situations, but possibly worth considering if your own attorney agrees with the strategy.

*****

IF YOUR BOSS THREATENS YOU WITH FIRING IF NOT VACCINATED DON’T REFUSE:

The secret is NOT to refuse the jab and do not sign anything!

From a lawyer:

If you are being forced to Vax in order to keep your job, here’s a great way to handle it. (Conditional acceptance)
The secret is NOT to refuse it.

“I write with regard to the matter of potential covid vaccine and my desire to be fully informed and appraised of ALL facts before going ahead. I’d be most grateful if you could please provide the following information, in accordance with statutory legal requirements.”:

1. Can you please advise the approved legal status of any vaccine and if it is experimental?

2. Can you please provide details and assurances that the vaccine has been fully, independently and rigorously tested against control groups and the subsequent outcomes of those tests?

3. Can you please advise the entire list of contents of the vaccine I am to receive and if any are toxic to the body?

4. Can you please fully advise of all the adverse reactions associated with this vaccine since it’s introduction?

5. Can you please confirm that the vaccine you are advocating is NOT experimental mRNA gene altering therapy?

6. Can you please confirm that I will not be under any duress from yourselves as my employers, in compliance with the Nuremberg Code?

7. Can you please advise me of the likely risk of fatality, should I be unfortunate to contract Covid 19 and the likelihood of recovery?

8. Can you please advise me if I were to experience any adverse reactions is the manufacturer of the vaccine liable? If the manufacturer isn’t liable will the company I’m currently employed with with be responsible & liable as it is their request that I have the vaccine in order to carry on my employment?

Once I have received the above information in full and I am satisfied that there is NO threat to my health, I will be happy to accept your offer to receive the treatment, but with certain conditions – namely that:

1. You confirm in writing that I will suffer no harm.

2. Following acceptance of this, the offer must be signed by a fully qualified doctor who will take full legal and financial responsibility for any injuries occurring to myself, and/or from any interactions by authorized personnel regarding these procedures.

3. In the event that I should have to decline the offer of vaccination, please confirm that it will not compromise my position and that I will not suffer prejudice and discrimination as a result?

I would also advise that my inalienable rights are reserved.

The point is that if they CANNOT provide that information you’ve NOT refused.

Here is an actual form:

[link to img1.wsimg.com (secure)]


The British People take over the 1st Public Building

August 31, 2021

My.. Free.. Doctor..

August 27, 2021

https://myfreedoctor.com/the-free-doctor-team


Utopia

August 24, 2021

Truth mingled with falsehood


The Marvelous Work Part 3

August 15, 2021

Using keywords such as “marvelous”, “marvelous work”, “great work”, etc., are essential in drilling down and identifying the primary chapters of scripture that detail those great events.

By focusing on those selected chapters from the various canons of scripture, other keywords emerge which provide tools for a broader search. Then, by using other closely related keywords from those chapters, one can find several more chapters to add to the list. From that larger list of references and prophetic narratives, one can create a bullet point listing of events that are associated with this great work.

This can be helpful in providing a template of major events associated with that great work.

So why haven’t I approached this topic that way in this series?

Because doing so can also result in a contextual misdirection and associated conundrum.

Why is this?

Because there is a larger narrative that the marvelous work narrative is buried in and if one does not understand how the Marvelous Work integrates with the larger narrative, it can be difficult and confusing to understand and identify the marvelous work when it comes forth.

There are only a handful of chapters within the four standard works that utilize terminology that clearly speaks about the Marvelous Work and a Wonder. Because of this, if one is relaying on key word searches one will be greatly limited in the references and associated prophetic contexts that emerge.

We are currently seeing amazing end time events emerge that are clearly documented in the Old Testament and Book of Revelation. Yet a bullet point listing of events about the Marvelous Work derived from a narrow keyword search on the Marvelous Work does not necessarily correlate well with it.

The events associated with the Marvelous Work do not necessarily appear to intersect chronologically with the larger prophetic narrative found in the Book of Revelation and related Old Testament narratives.

LDS prophecy scholars often times do not see the Marvelous Work narrative coinciding with the Mark of the Beast narrative.

It is true that John sees 144,000 high priests standing on Mt Zion and the everlasting gospel preached to all nations in chapter 14 of the Book of Revelation, but few details are given about how this event emerges from the chaos and rubble that is otherwise spoken of in the Book of Revelation narrative. .

These brief observations about the 144,000 and the final missionary work of the second harvest are sandwiched between other narratives that don’t necessarily make sense chronologically.

For instance, the declaration that Satan will make war with the saints and overcome them and have power over all kindreds, and tongues and nations, is just before the emerging of the 144,000 in chapter 13 with no other details.

Following the emergence of the 144,000, we hear of the last plagues that cover the earth and the dominance of mystery Babylon which is documented in the chapter that follow chapter 14.

It is not surprising that people find it confusing to integrate the prophecies in modern revelation pertaining to the final work and gathering of God’s elect, with those in the Book of Revelation.

That is why I began this topic and associated series with the amazing prophecies from Moses and the Lord that are contained in the Book of Deuteronomy.

I did it to begin providing this greater context and larger narrative that the Marvelous Work is buried in.

Deuteronomy informs us that the house of Israel would reject the law and go a whoring as they would be scattered among the heathen among the nations of the earth. This state of apostasy would continue into the last days and not be resolved until the end times.

There would be many collective attempts at restoration and repentance throughout history but all would result in backsliding and ongoing apostasy. The scriptures characterize God’s people Israel as being “sleepy”, “Blind”, and “drunk”.

The bible is a history of the house of Israel is a record of a fallen people.

The Book of Mormon is a record of a fallen people.

The Doctrine and Covenants is a record of the Latter day Saints as a fallen people.

Yes, the restoration saints of Joseph Smith’s ministry were a fallen people who were in full blown apostasy before he even died.

The Elect will be Gathered and Prepared

Over the years I have repeatedly quoted section 29 and related end times prophecies about how the elect of God would be gathered out, prepared, and protected before the final tribulation and utter desolation that is about to take place.

However I have rarely addressed how that gathering out relates and intersects with the sobering sequence of events contained in the Book of Revelation and similar narratives in the Old Testament.

In this part of the series I will attempt to address this relationship.

Section 29 is remarkable because it reveals that the elect will be gathered out before the final desolation takes place. However, it also incorporates information about the larger narrative and points us to the words of Ezekiel as one of the primary sources for the larger narrative.

And the great and abominable church, which is the whore of all the earth, shall be cast down by devouring fire, according as it is spoken by the mouth of Ezekiel the prophet, who spoke of these things, which have not come to pass but surely must, as I live, for abominations shall not reign.

That is a blatant invitation to read Ezekiel and realize that his Old Testament verbiage is referring to what the Book of Mormon refers to as “the great and abominable church“.

Since Ezekiel never uses terminology like “great and abominable church“, one needs to do a contextual reading and use other keys words and key topics provided in section 29 and other restoration revelation.

The Book of Revelation refers to the fall of the great and abominable church as the fall of Babylon.

It does not occur to many Latter day Saints that they are part of apostate Israel and therefore, a portion of Babylon, ie, the great and abominable church.

In this episode we shall observe assorted passages from the Old Testament Prophets with our primary focus on Ezekiel’s narrative.

Ezekiel informs us in his dry bones resurrection narrative that the “whole house of Israel” does not come out of their apostasy and know that the lord is God until after they are destroyed and restored in the flesh.

Yes, you heard me correctly.

It is after that dry bones resurrection that the whole house of Israel finally knows that the Lord is God and is then gathered to the land of Israel and is sanctified before the Lord without any preliminary repentance.

They are restored and redeemed through the mercy of God strictly because of His Will and Mercy.

Ezekiel is not referring to the elect of God in his dry bones narrative. He is speaking of the second harvest which is explained in more detail in Section 76.

Paul was speaking about the second harvest House of Israel when he declared that “.. all Israel shall be saved“. (Romans 11:26)

This category of souls is saved into a kingdom of glory without repentance during probation. Conversely, the elect need to proactively repent and receive the baptism of water, fire and the Holy Ghost.

If not for section 29 and other revelations received by Joseph Smith, it would be difficult to divine the fact that a remnant of the elect of God accepts the fulness of the gospel and is gathered out before the the remainder of apostate Israel will be destroyed in the flesh as documented in Ezekiel’s dry bones resurrection prophecy. (I use the term resurrection loosely here.. It appears they are returned to the flesh in mortality, not resurrected to a state of eternal glory.)

So please keep tucked in the back of your mind the fact that there is a mystical secretive gathering out of the elect that is not blatantly mentioned in the general gathering out narratives we are going to be reviewing in Ezekiel.

In the previous two parts of this series the Deuteronomy narrative makes it clear from the beginning that the house of Israel is an inherently rebellious people.

The One Like Moses

This is why the life of Moses and the related prophecies in Deuteronomy provide a broader picture of what is taking place during the marvelous work.

Moses documents the long journey of apostasy and eventually the utter abolishment of apostate Israel because of their unrepentant transgressions. He also notes an eventual redemption.

However, Moses is also integral to this study because he prophesied about two future prophets that would both be types of himself.

One was Christ who people were to categorically obey since he would never sin or lead anyone astray

The other one was Joseph Smith, the latter day servant that would first relay the word of God out of his mouth but would eventually speak presumptuously and die.

“The first prophet like Moses in the narrative is contained in verses 15-17.

That prophet like Moses is clearly speaking of Christ and the admonition is to categorically “hearken” to whatever he says.

Period.

Because he only speaks words of truth.

Then in verses 18-20 the text transitions to a secondary end times prophetic figure that is also typological to Moses.

At first, this prophet has the words of God placed directly in his mouth.

Joseph Smith was different than any other prophet in the New and Old Testament in the sense that most of the canonized revelations that he brought forth contained ongoing, detailed pontifications directly, word for word from the mouth of God.

Conversely, Old and New Testament prophets would give short “thus sayeth the Lord” snippets from God, but rarely if ever gave long detailed communications from God as Joseph Smith did.

Interestingly, one of the things that differentiates the first prophet like Moses (Christ) from the second prophet like Moses (Joseph Smith) is that the second prophet, after speaking forth the literal words from God, eventually begins to speak “presumptuously” words which God had not spoken to him (see verse 20 &22)

We have previously addressed the ramifications of Joseph’s calling to provide an intercession for latter day Israel typological to how Moses provided an intercession for ancient Israel. Both committed transgression as a result of their intervention.

It is poetic that Moses prophesies of the “One Like Moses” that would arise in the latter days that would first speak the words of God and then provide the supreme test by speaking presumptuously.

Ancient Prophets Foresaw the Covid Vaccine Pandemic (Pestilence)

We have previously addressed the prophecy in the Book of Revelation which spoke of how world leaders and great merchants of the earth would deceive the inhabitants of the world through sorcery (pharmica).

But his is not the only prophet to speak of this.

One of the remarkable things about Ezekiel’s prophetic account of the fall of Babylon-America, is that it foretells the Covid 19 Vaccine Epidemic!

Before we review those passages, let us recall what Leviticus tells us about the blood that coursed through our veins:

In Leviticus 17:11 we read-

For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.

The correct concept of blood atonement is not well understood which is unfortunate. We largely have Brigham Young to thank for bastardizing the concept and creating misdirection.

Perhaps we will address it in greater detail at some point, but for our purposes right now, we shall focus on the profound truth that the “life of the flesh is in the blood“.

The Pandemic (Pestilence) is One of the Curses of God

We previously read passages in Deuteronomy that foretold which curses the Lord would send upon His people if they failed to keep his commandments and his statutes.

15 ¶ But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:

20 The LORD shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me.

21 The LORD shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it.

22 The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.

It is remarkable to realize that the term “pestilence” literally means “pandemic”.

Ezekiel is going to observe that a blood related pandemic is one of the things which facilitates in the fall of modern Babylon.

Abraham’s 400 year Prophecy

But first, let revisit an amazing timeline indicator that was briefly covered in the last post:

Abraham was placed in a prophetic trance in which he saw what would happen to his seed 400 years after hey would enter into a strange land.

They and the nation they are in servitude to, would be judged.

400 years after the puritans dropped anchor at the tip of Cape Cod in 1620, the epidemic and associated lock downs begin to emerge. Again, the Book of Revelation had prophesied that the nations would be deceived by sorcery (pharmica) and would be pressured and enticed by the merchants of the world to drink the cool-aid.

The governments and merchants of the world are offering all manner of incentives to get jabbed and penalties for not getting jabbed.

Further, it is remarkable to realize that in the Ezekiel narrative, the Lord is taking credit for sending the pandemic.

Yes, there is a global masonic luciferian cult, which is referred to as a secret combination in the Book of Mormon, that that is orchestrating this covid-vaccine delusion and administering the poison, but they are unwittingly doing the Lord’s bidding.

This grand delusion represents God’s cursing, vexation and rebuke upon His people for their disobedience.

The pestilence (pandemic) is a reoccurring theme in Ezekiel’s ominous narrative about the fall of the fall of Babylon.

Ezekiel’s narrative primarily lists sword, pestilence and famine as the cursings that will destroy and scatter his people in the latter days (while the gathering of the elect documented in section 29 is quietly taking place in the background.)

Referring to the unrepentant of latter day Israel, Ezekiel explains how they will be destroyed and scattered

Ezekiel 5

12 ¶ A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine

shall they be consumed in the midst of thee: and

a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee;

and

I will scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them.

13 Thus shall mine anger be accomplished, and I will cause my fury to rest upon them, and I will be comforted: and they shall know that I the LORD have spoken it in my zeal, when I have accomplished my fury in them.

14 Moreover I will make thee waste, and a reproach among the nations that are round about thee, in the sight of all that pass by.

15 So it shall be a reproach and a taunt, an instruction and an astonishment unto the nations that are round about thee, when I shall execute judgments in thee in anger and in fury

17 So will I send upon you famine and evil beasts, and they shall bereave thee; and pestilence and blood shall pass through thee; and I will bring the sword upon thee. I the LORD have spoken it.

Notice in the text above how “pestilence” is grouped with “BLOOD” as a singular concept prior to the “sword” narrative.

It is not referring to the blood from the sword.

It is interrelating the concept of blood with the pestilence.

Why?

Because the pestilence-pandemic takes place IN THE BLOOD, primarily after having the vaccine poison administered into the blood, although the principle of shedding from vaccinated to unvaccinated people seems to be a reality.

[Editorial Note: From a scriptural point of view, it is important to remember, “the life of all flesh is the blood thereof” This is why it is so significant that Ezekiel prophesies of a blood related pestilence (pandemic).

The passage continues on to warn that those who eat the living blood of any human or animal will be “cut off”.

“Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof: whosoever eateth it shall be cut off” (Lev 17:14)

There are mystical and sacred powers associated with the blood which should not be tampered with. We have been created in the image of God and our bodies are the temple of God. Injecting foreign toxic substances directly into the blood stream is a serious sin against our creator.

I attended the same high school as Dr. Robert O. Young, the research scientist and best selling author who speaks about the importance of PH in the bodily fluids, ie, blood, saliva, urine, etc..

He was two years ahead of me in school but married a classmate of mine.

The following discussion in which he participates, addresses, among many other things, the significance of the blood with regard to health in general, and the pandemic specifically.

It is quite interesting and pertinent to this prophetic series and what is taking place in the world right now. If you listen to this discussion, prepare to enter an alternate reality with lots of verbiage that will be Greek to you… Link

Those who are interested in learning more about the significance of the blood with regard to health, may find the following article by Young of interest

Who Had Their Finger on the Magic of Life – Antoine BeChamp or Louis Pasteur?”

BTW here is a recording of a conversation with the FDA asking some important questions about the legal responsibility of the FDA in shutting down this mass murder that we are currently witnessing.

And here is the most recent video from a whistleblower from the pharmaceutical industry Link

See also A PATHOLOGIST SUMMARY OF WHAT THESE JABS DO TO THE BRAIN AND OTHER ORGANS

Hosea also speaks of the same event in the latter days when resulting in the mass destruction of the remainder of God’s people who are not mystically gathered out as per section 29.

He notes the significance of “blood touching blood” during a great “controversy” that God is having with the inhabitants of the land.. It is during this controversy where blood touches blood, that the land will mourn and everyone will “languish“.

1 Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.

2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.

3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.

4 Yet let no man strive, nor reprove another: for thy people are as they that strive with the priest.

5 Therefore shalt thou fall in the day, and the prophet also shall fall with thee in the night, and I will destroy thy mother.

6 ¶ My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

7 As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame.

8 They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity.

9 And there shall be, like people, like priest: and I will punish them for their ways, and reward them their doings.

10 For they shall eat, and not have enough: they shall commit whoredom, and shall not increase: because they have left off to take heed to the LORD.

11 Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart.

The “great controversy “being spoken of in the above passages is upon us.

It has begun and yet the vast majority of the masses are sleepy blind and drunk.

Blood tougheth blood“.

What a curious observation.

Is he referring to the method in which the vaccines are made or the ingredients thereof?

Is he simply referring to the defilement of the blood banks with vaccinated blood which is then administered into the blood of other people?

Is he referring to vaccine shedding?

Is he referring to blood clotting and the result of blood coagulation which is taking place in the victims of the jab?

False Prophets

The Hosea text notes that those bearing the title of prophet in apostate Israel will also die along with apostate Israel from this epidemic and the sword:

“..the prophet also shall fall with thee..”

Latter day Saints have been indoctrinated to think that the Savior’s warning to “beware of false Prophets” during the last generation at the time of the end, could not possibly be referring to us because our prophets could not possibly lead us astray.

It is almost beyond comprehension that President Nelson has taken the vaccine and has just recently made an official admonishment over his signature endorsing the vaccine and imploring the latter day saints to accept the death jab. LInk.

Perhaps it will eventually be required for entrance into the Mormon Temples to participate in the masonic temple endowment ceremonies.

Interestingly, about 50% of Latter day Saints have taken the Jab while about 50% are very reluctant to take it.

Is that a coincidence??

Will President Nelson’s admonishment wake up sleeping virgins and result in a huge exit from the church?

It is not surprising that Ezekiel is preoccupied with the topic of false prophets

One of the passages in the Ezekiel text typologically applies to the above directive:

9 And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the LORD have not deceived that prophet; therefore, I will stretch out my hand upon him and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel.

10 And they shall bear the punishment of their iniquity: the punishment of the prophet shall be even as the punishment of him that seeketh unto him;

In Ezekiel 3 Ezekiel gives a warning to those who are to be “watchmenon the tower who are to warn the people about the enemy. He declares that a watchman that fails to utter the warning voice and allows destruction to come upon the people will have consequences. “his blood will I require at thine hand..”

This warning is given to the false watchman four times in the Ezekiel text.

Ezekiel 13 also speaks of the false prophets of Israel

1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

2 Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel that prophesy, and say thou unto them that prophesy out of their own hearts, Hear ye the word of the LORD;

3 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!

4 O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts.

5 Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the LORD.

6 They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD saith: and the LORD hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word.

7 Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye say, The LORD saith it; albeit I have not spoken?

8 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, saith the Lord GOD.

9 And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly of my people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel; and ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD.

10 ¶ Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace; and one built up a wall, and, lo, others daubed it with untempered mortar:

11 Say unto them which daub it with untempered mortar, that it shall fall: there shall be an overflowing shower; and ye, O great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall rend it.

12 Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said unto you, Where is the daubing wherewith ye have daubed it?

13 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even rend it with a stormy wind in my fury; and there shall be an overflowing shower in mine anger, and great hailstones in my fury to consume it.

14 So will I break down the wall that ye have daubed with untempered mortar, and bring it down to the ground, so that the foundation thereof shall be discovered, and it shall fall, and ye shall be consumed in the midst thereof: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

15 Thus will I accomplish my wrath upon the wall, and upon them that have daubed it with untempered mortar, and will say unto you, The wall is no more, neither they that daubed it;

16 To wit, the prophets of Israel which prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which see visions of peace for her, and there is no peace, saith the Lord GOD.

17 ¶ Likewise, thou son of man, set thy face against the daughters of thy people, which prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy thou against them,

Those Who Seek Wisdom and Become Wise

We are approaching the time when the literal fulfillment of the parable of the wheat and the Tares will be fulfilled. It has probably already begun.

We are also approaching the time of the literal fulfillment of the Wise and Foolish virgins will take place.

Some that are WISE shall have oil in their lamps (have taken the Holy Ghost for their guide) and will respond to the final warning and enter into the protective chambers to be sheltered from the storm of God’s wrath.

The others will be told to go into the city where they can “buy and sell“.

In Section 88 the Lord informs Joseph and his associates that they will be called again into the ministry for the last time to

80 That ye may be prepared in all things when I shall send you again to magnify the calling whereunto I have called you, and the mission with which I have commissioned you.

81 Behold, I sent you out to testify and warn the people, and it becometh every man who hath been warned to warn his neighbor.

82 Therefore, they are left without excuse, and their sins are upon their own heads.

83 He that seeketh me early shall find me, and shall not be forsaken.

84 Therefore, tarry ye, and labor diligently, that you may be perfected in your ministry to go forth among the Gentiles for the last time, as many as the mouth of the Lord shall name, to bind up the law and seal up the testimony, and to prepare the saints for the hour of judgment which is to come;

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.

Verse 85 speaks of the desolation of abomination that Ezekiel is speaking of.

In a previous revelation the Lord had prophesied about the same desolation apostate Israel and the latter day land of Israel that Ezekiel and Section 88 speak of.

114 Nevertheless, let the bishop go unto the city of New York, also to the city of Albany, and also to the city of Boston, and warn the people of those cities with the sound of the gospel, with a loud voice, of the desolation and utter abolishment which await them if they do reject these things.

Can you get more clear than that?

Those that reject the sound of the gospel when the true servants return to the vineyard will face the desolation of utter abolishment.

115 For if they do reject these things the hour of their judgment is nigh, and their house shall be left unto them desolate.

116 Let him trust in me and he shall not be confounded; and a hair of his head shall not fall to the ground unnoticed.

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.

118 For, with you saith the Lord Almighty, I will rend their kingdoms; I will not only shake the earth, but the starry heavens shall tremble.

No need for any of us to argue about what the what the desolation of abomination is. God’s servants will explain it clearly when the last warning goes forth.

Those Who Seek Me Early

Verse 83 of section 88 informs us that when the final warning comes during a time of preliminary tribulation, the elect will seek the Lord early and find Him.

A keyword search of “seeketh me early” takes us to Proverbs 8.

17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.

In this account, it is arguably Wisdom that is found when we seek early.

The term WISE and the term WISDOM are closely related in meaning and find root in each other.

This chapter depicts Wisdom not just as an attribute, but as an intelligence that can speak to us.

It depicts Wisdom as an intelligent female gender who was with God before the world was created.

Clearly, wisdom is of God and is an attribute of God and could be interpreted as being God, nevertheless the text appears to depict Wisdom separate and distinct from God.

Proverbs 8 begins with Wisdom calling out to the sons of men:

1 Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?

2 She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths.

3 She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors.

4 Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.

Wisdom provides counsel in this chapter admonishing us to “Receive my instruction

She ends the chapter by saying:

32 Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways.

33 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.

34 Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.

35 For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD.

36 But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.

In the next chapter we are informed that-.

4 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she (Wisdom) saith to him,

5 Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.

6 Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

In this inspired narrative provided by Solomon, Wisdom admonishes us to seek her (instead of being seduced by the “strange woman” mentioned in chapter 7 that “flattereth with her words“.)

We are admonished to seek Wisdom instead of silver and gold.

By so doing true substance will finally fill our treasure chest in Zion.

Those who do not follow this counsel are depicted as being “foolish“.

We have just witnessed the nuts and bolts of the parable of the foolish and wise virgins in an ancient text.

Amazing how cross referencing exact same keywords in modern revelation takes us to ancient scriptures that integrate the same concepts in perhaps a deeper way.

More observations about the Ezekiel narrative and the utter abolishment of those that remain unrepentant when the last warning takes place by God’s true servants in part 4.


The Marvelous Work Part 2: The Song of Moses Testifies of the Evils and Tribulation and Troubles will Befall Us But God will Be Merciful

August 5, 2021

Things are moving rapidly.

Protests and riots are breaking out in various countries all over the world. Many people have had enough and are unwilling to accept lockdown #2. With the advent of the Dr. David Martin interview which I have previously posted, many people realize that the Covid and Vaccine agenda has been planned by a sinister secret combination.

Some States are passing laws forbidding vaccine mandates whiles others are moving quickly towards vaccine mandates.

President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro spills the beans on C^ovid 19 and more in leaked video.

Biden has now mandated that all federal employees have the vaccine containing the graphine Oxide poison administered to them. He has now ordered the military to move toward mandatory vaccine. Concentration camps for the unvaxxed are emerging.

Biden’s health official says “it’s time to impose requirements” to get vaccinated against C*ovid 19

Spanish Researchers have Declared: Covid-19 Is Caused by Graphene Oxide

Numerous experts have opined how long, on average, vaccinated people will have to live. The most recent I am aware of is posted here. According to Dr. Mylo Canderian, Ph.D. who claims to have developed the patent for Graphine Oxide, it is easy to calculate the “End of Cycle Formula”

A major global marketing campaign is underway promoting the idea that all unvaxxed people pose a medical threat to all vaxxed people when in fact just the opposite is the case.

It has now been proven beyond doubt that the pandemic was a planned event by a bunch of conspirators. The general covid strain was created over 20 years ago and the vaccine that Trump supposedly rushed to

The head of the pathology department at the German University of Heidelberg, Peter Schirmacher, states that his department has performed autopsies on 40 individuals that died within 2 weeks of having received a Covid-vaccine. Schirmacher states that 30-40% of these deaths have been caused by the vaxx. He also states that he assumes the actual fatality rate of the vaxx could even be much higher. Link

Schirmacher is a very renowned pathologist at a very renowned university. What’s even more surprising is that the German MSM is actually reporting on the above.

Another story claims that an autopsy has been performed on a person vaccinated for Covid that found spike proteins in every organ of his body. Article here

An excellent report by Brandon Smith has just come out postulating why Globalists and Governments are so desperate for 100% vaccination rates.

In part one of this deep dive into the marvelous work we began evaluating what the Lord told Moses in Deuteronomy 4 regarding what would happen to latter day Israel during the last generation of time.

We observed that all people, including God’s elect would experience some type of tribulation preliminary to, or as part of, the marvelous work.

This is consistent with modern revelation which informs us that the elect of God will experience tribulation before the blessings come-

1 Hearken, O ye elders of my church, and give ear to my word, and learn of me what I will concerning you, and also concerning this land unto which I have sent you.

2 For verily I say unto you, blessed is he that keepeth my commandments, whether in life or in death; and he that is faithful in tribulation, the reward of the same is greater in the kingdom of heaven.

3 Ye cannot behold with your natural eyes, for the present time, the design of your God concerning those things which shall come hereafter, and the glory which shall follow after much tribulation.

4 For after much tribulation come the blessings. Wherefore the day cometh that ye shall be crowned with much glory; the hour is not yet, but is nigh at hand. (D&C 58)

What is tribulation?

In section 109 the difficulties that the saints were going through during the building of the temple as the enemies of God were threatening them, was referred to as “tribulation”.

“For thou knowest that we have done this work (built the Kirtland Temple) through great tribulation

Another section of scripture describing tribulation is also eloquently given in section 122. It is worth reading but we cannot address it here.

Tribulation is part of the refiners fire.

It tests our faith and allegiance to God.

We must be faithful in tribulation.

After the tribulation, comes the glory and blessings.

Speaking about the importance of consecration in section 78, the Lord informs that saints that notwithstanding the tribulation that will descend upon them saints, they will be able to stand independent upon all other creatures beneath the celestial world-

11 Wherefore, a commandment I give unto you, to prepare and organize yourselves by a bond or everlasting covenant that cannot be broken.

12 And he who breaketh it shall lose his office and standing in the church, and shall be delivered over to the buffetings of Satan until the day of redemption.

13 Behold, this is the preparation wherewith I prepare you, and the foundation, and the ensample which I give unto you, whereby you may accomplish the commandments which are given you;

14 That through my providence, notwithstanding the tribulation which shall descend upon you, that the church may stand independent above all other creatures beneath the celestial world;

Notice that it is the “everlasting covenant” of consecration (which is an integral aspect of the “everlasting covenant” of baptism) that prepares the saints for the tribulation that is to come. This is why we need to be watching of the return of God’s servants that will be returning with the power to baptism and begin the consecration process.

This narrative about consecration protecting the saints during the time of tribulation in section 78 is an extension or outgrowth of the warning God gave to his saints in sections 38 and 44 when he warned the saints of the enemy in the secret chambers that wanted to destroy the church. He warned that the saints needed to flee to the Ohio to get the LAW (which includes consecration) and the ENDOWMENT of power from on high.

Failure to do so would result in the enemy overcoming the saints which is exactly what happened. The Saints collectively entered into and collectively broke the everlasting covenant and were turned over to Satan.

However a very close reading of section 44 reveals that the failed attempt that happened back in Kirtland was only a vague type of what would successfully happen at a future time.

It appears that we are rapidly approaching the time when God is going to gather the strength of his house and reestablish the everlasting covenant and provide and endowment of power from on high.

After the restoration saints in Zion stumbled and broke the everlasting covenant, God made the following promise in section 103:

11 But verily I say unto you, I have decreed that your brethren which have been scattered shall return to the lands of their inheritances, and shall build up the waste places of Zion.

12 For after much tribulation, as I have said unto you in a former commandment, cometh the blessing.

13 Behold, this is the blessing which I have promised after your tribulations, and the tribulations of your brethren—your redemption, and the redemption of your brethren, even their restoration to the land of Zion, to be established, no more to be thrown down.

After the tribulation cometh the blessing!

Sound familiar?

What was it that Moses said to Israel in Deuteronomy 4?

He prophesied of the Cursing (tribulation) and the blessing.

Moving forward in Deuteronomy, Moses prophesies again about the blessing and the cursing in chapters 28-30.

In chapter 28 he reveals a great secret. The Lord is going to lead Israel to another nation where they will serve other gods. (vs 36)

Further, He will lead them into captivity (41) strangers will rise above them (43) Israel’s kingdom will be destroyed because they hearkened not unto the voice of God (45)

Much more is described in chapters 28-30.. admittedly, some of the prophesies have multiple fulfillments and are typological and apply to previous times as well as our time.

Chapter 31 contains the following mind-blowing prophecy that God tells to Moses.

16 ¶ And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them.

17 Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide my face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall befall them; so that they will say in that day, Are not these evils come upon us, because our God is not among us?

18 And I will surely hide my face in that day for all the evils which they shall have wrought, in that they are turned unto other gods.

19 Now therefore write ye this song for you, and teach it the children of Israel: put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the children of Israel.

20 For when I shall have brought them into the land which I sware unto their fathers, that floweth with milk and honey; and they shall have eaten and filled themselves, and waxen fat; then will they turn unto other gods, and serve them, and provoke me, and break my covenant.

21 And it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles are befallen them, that this song shall testify against them as a witness; for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of their seed: for I know their imagination which they go about, even now, before I have brought them into the land which I sware.

Israel did go a whoring after other gods.

They did forsake the Lord and break the everlasting covenant.

God has hidden his face from us.

God warned the saints to listen to him and obey him while he was near but they did not.

The Book of Mormon and the revelations that Joseph brought forth testify that the land of milk and honey in the latter days is in America.

Many evils and troubles have befallen us. We are looking at tribulation directly in the face.

Moses reiterated what the Lord had said to him

29 For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; because ye will do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands.

30 And Moses spake in the ears of all the congregation of Israel the words of this song, until they were ended.

Chapter 32 contains the song of Moses.

Read it.

In it, is a summary of what has happened to God’s people Israel up to the present day because they have forsaken the Lord.

It is not pretty.

The narrative leads to the “day of calamity” which we are in right now (vs 35 compare with D&C 1:17)

But it ends with the hope that is found in His marvelous work;

43 Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people: for he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, and to his people.

Shortly after giving the song of Moses, Moses is prevented by the Lord to enter the land of promise. He is allowed to see it, but then sentenced to death because he took credit for the miracle at the waters of Meribah-Kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin.

But why did Moses commit this sin?

Because he was acting as an intercessor.

This is important to understand because in the latter days God calls another servant of the Lord who is typological of Moses.

Indeed the “one like Moses” plays an integral part in the marvelous work.

There are several reasons why Deuteronomy and the Moses narrative in general are essential keys to understanding what the marvelous work and the state of the world leading up to it.

One is that it reveals much about the marvelous work and informs us that all of Israel will have corrupted themselves and gone into apostacy.

Another is that the life and calling of Moses is typological to the life and calling of Joseph Smith, the end times servant who is like Moses.

The Old Testament revealed that there would be two servants in the future that would by typological to Moses. The first is referring to Christ, who we are to categorically obey and who never sinned. The narrative quickly transitions to another who is a type of Moses. He, on the other hand sins as a result of his intercession and dies during his first appearance.

Just as Moses acted as a temporary, temporal intercessor for the Children of Israel and ultimately acted out their sin, Joseph Smith also acted as an intercessor for latter day Israel and acted out their sinful state.

However, there are other striking similarities between both ministries.

Look at the similar terminology between the Deuteronomy passages referring to an “outstretched arm” and the passages in section 103 referring to a “stretched-out arm”.

By reversing the verbiage, a word cruncher will not pick this up.

Deuteronomy 26:7-8 Doctrine and Covenants 103:16-21
7 And when we cried unto the LORD God of our fathers, the LORD heard our voice, and looked on our affliction, and our labour, and our oppression:

8 And the LORD brought us forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with great terribleness, and with signs, and with wonders:

16 Therefore, I will raise up unto my people a man, who shall lead them like as Moses led the children of Israel.

17 For ye are the children of Israel, and of the seed of Abraham, and ye must needs be led out of bondage by power, and with a stretched-out arm.

18 And as your fathers were led at the first, even so shall the redemption of Zion be.

19 Therefore, let not your hearts faint, for I say not unto you as I said unto your fathers: Mine angel shall go up before you, but not my presence.

20 But I say unto you: Mine angels shall go up before you, and also my presence, and in time ye shall possess the goodly land.

21 Verily, verily I say unto you, that my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., is the man to whom I likened the servant to whom the Lord of the vineyard spake in the parable which I have given unto you.

The parallel is striking.

We will be in bondage.

Joseph Smith will need to lead us out of bondage.

And we can now add more descriptives of what it will be like when the marvelous work begins. Not only will we be in tribulation, we will be in bondage.

This is consistent with the 400 year prophecy of Abraham which states that those of Abraham’s children that come to America would be strangers in a new land and would be “afflicted” in servitude to their secret masters for 400 years.

Following that 400 period, God’s judgment will fall upon that nation in behalf of Abraham’s true seed.

12 And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.

13 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;

14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.

15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.

According to some accounts, it was in about December of 1620 that the Puritans dropped anchor at the tip of Cap Cod and set foot on dry ground.

Remarkably, it has been 400 years and at about that time, this last great pharmaceutical deception of sorcery has begun.

But God has a remedy.

He shall show mercy.

One of the best Old Testament narratives that speaks of the mercy that God bestows on his afflicted and appressed people is found in Psalms 102

Psalms 102 uses some of the same keywords and context as the section 124 which was given nearly a decade AFTER Joseph Smith referenced it in the Saxton Letter

13 Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.

14 For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof.

15 So the heathen shall fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth thy glory.

16 When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory.

17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.

18 This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD.

19 For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the LORD behold the earth;

20 To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death;

21 To declare the name of the LORD in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem;

The faithful will be led out of bondage with power by a stretched out arm.

Help is on the way.

Things might get worse before they get better, but help is on the way.


The Marvelous Work Part 1: God’s people have corrupted themselves and will need to be led out of tribulation and bondage

July 29, 2021

Part One: Viewing the Marvelous Work through the Prophetic Eyes of Moses- God’s people have corrupted themselves and will need to be led out of tribulation and bondage

In this series we shall deconstruct many of the major prophecies pertaining to the marvelous work and a wonder that Isaiah and the Book of Mormon speak of.

As always, the ancient prophecies about the latter days will instruct us about and will shed light on and reveal and document the true events pertaining to the secret history of Mormonism.

They also help us to discern between true prophets and false prophets.

The true history of the latter day restoration must be understood to better understand our current situation that has been covered up by a false, ever changing orthodox version of history.

If the collective body of Christ that are currently in apostasy, don’t understand how they have sinned and become a scattered and apostate people, how can they repent?

We currently have numerous believers in the latter day restoration who are in a stage of awakening about the true state of latter day Israel. Sadly, this time of awakening is usually accompanied with a faith crisis which leaves people vulnerable to false teachers and false prophets.

While many of these people who are beginning to awaken see the deficiencies in the modern church, some of them are deluded into joining heretical new religious groups.

They are deceived into thinking they have joined a group that is dispensing the true spiritual gifts that always are present among the true church. These deluded souls think they are living the fulness of the gospel.

Hence the need to do a deep dive into the prophecies about the marvelous work.

It is no wonder that several of the first revelations that Joseph Smith received began by warning that a marvelous work was about to take place.

One of the earliest prophetic narratives about the Marvelous Work comes from the words of Moses in the amazing Book of Deuteronomy.

Chapter 4 informs us that in the latter days, just before the marvelous work begins, latter day Israel and all other nations shall be in a scattered state of Idolatry, worshipping other gods.

That is exactly where we are right now.

Everybody is out of the way.

Including YOU and ME.

I don’t care which group you are associated with or whether you are independent.

You do not have the saving ordinances of the gospel and the associated spiritual gifts, including the full baptism of fire and the Holy Ghost:

64 Therefore, as I said unto mine apostles I say unto you again, that every soul who believeth on your words, and is baptized by water for the remission of sins, shall receive the Holy Ghost.

65 AND THESE SIGNS SHALL FOLLOW THEM THAT BELIEVE-

66 In my name they shall do many wonderful works;

67 In my name they shall cast out devils;

68 In my name they shall heal the sick;

69 In my name they shall open the eyes of the blind, and unstop the ears of the deaf;

70 And the tongue of the dumb shall speak;

71 And if any man shall administer poison unto them it shall not hurt them;

72 And the poison of a serpent shall not have power to harm them.

I don’t care if you are part of the Brazil group, the Utah Valley Group, the Snuffer group or any other faction.

You do not enjoy the fulness and will not enjoy the fulness until the appointed servants return.

Beware of charismatic individuals who are currently secretly claiming to be dispensing spiritual gifts and Ordinances
IN BEHALF OF JOSEPH SMITH!!

Latter day Israel is currently in a scattered condition because the saints of the restoration refused to repent, obey the commandments, and consecrate.

The everlasting covenant was established and broken during Joseph Smith’s ministry and the saints were forced to flee the appointed places of gathering. (more on the breaking of the everlasting covenant when we study Isaiah’s prophetic commentary on this topic.)

The prophetic words of Moses inform us that the marvelous work begins when all of Israel including all believers in the LDS restoration are in a scattered condition of apostasy and in TRUBULATION. Following that, while in a state of tribulation God’s people will
finally seek the Lord their God.

At the time that they truly seek God and repent when the servants return, they will be led out of bondage and tribulation and gathered to the appointed places.

The Book of Mormon expressly speaks of the same event when the Gentiles will repent and become clean before the Lord (Ether 4)

This desire to seek truth and flee correlated teachings and priestcraft is happening right now.

Many people are beginning to awake and realize that all major factions of the LDS restoration are all out of the way and in error, without true priesthood authority.

“All tables are full of commit”

Where did apostasy begin in ancient Israel?

The opening passages of Deuteronomy chapter four warns Israel that they should not add to or take away from the commandments God gives us

1 Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers giveth you.

2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

That is one of the great tests that God uses to check the loyalty and valency of his people.

Will God’s people stay true to the commandments God gave or will they be seduced by the arm of flesh into departing from the truth?

This exact same warning was given in Nauvoo after the saints had stumbled in Kirtland and other areas. It is contained in section 124, the last major revelation that Joseph Smith received.

119 And again, verily I say unto you, let no man pay stock to the quorum of the Nauvoo House unless he shall be a believer in the Book of Mormon, and the revelations I have given unto you, saith the Lord your God;

120 For that which is more or less than this cometh of evil, and shall be attended with cursings and not blessings, saith the Lord your God. Even so. Amen.

The Book of Mormon and the revelations that had been canonized and accepted by the law of common consent at the time Joseph Smith received section 124, had instructed the saints to live the celestial law of monogamy and to consecrate and have all things in common as the New Testament Saints had done.

The contemporary Doctrine and Covenants that governed the church at the time this revelation was given had three revelations that clearly set forth the law that men should only have one wife. There were no revelations giving contrary directives.

It would be some 50+ years later that Brigham Young would canonize a revelation into the Doctrine and Covenants that would blatantly contradict the commandments of God and suggest that having multiple wives is a higher marital law than what the Lord had previously given.

The Book of Mormon had demonstrated in 3rd Nephi that a Zion people needed to be a temporally and spiritually consecrated people.

It also gave a stern warning about the evils of polygamy and had documented the fact that Lehi had been given a strict warning that he and his posterity should not practice the abomination of multiple wives.

The book of Mormon identified polygamy as one of the primary instigators and/or the result of the fall of the Nephite nation.

At the time section 124 had been given in Nauvoo, the saints had already failed to live consecration and the secret practice of having multiple wives had either already begun, or was about to begin.

I wish I had more time to review every verse in this chapter in Deuteronomy, but time dictates that I must cherry pick.

I encourage everyone reading this blog to dissect the entire book of Deuteronomy for context and further information.

The next thing I would point out as I cherry pick things in this chapter that are directly or indirectly related to the marvelous work and how we got into this jam, has to do with the paganistic images on the Nauvoo Temple

Notice what the Lord says to Moses and ancient Israel:

5 Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye saw no manner of similitude on the day that the LORD spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire:

16 Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female,

17 The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the air,

18 The likeness of any thing that creepeth on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the waters beneath the earth:

19 And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars,
even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.

20 But the LORD hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, as ye are this day.

The bigender sunstone faces on the temple represent the similitude in the likeness of a male or female.

But it does not stop there, you have the sun, the moon and the stars also represented in the graven images on that sanctuary that people have come to worship.

(This is one of the reasons why my previous series on the distinction between the Boarding House of the Lord and the Temple on the Hill in Nauvoo is so important!!!!

It is very difficult to document any revelation commanding the Nauvoo Temple on the hill to be built. )

The following verses speak of the intercession that Moses made for the children of Israel. Moses intervened in behalf of a condemned people just as the latter day “one like Moses” (Joseph Smith) would eventually do for latter day Israel.

21 Furthermore the LORD was angry with me for your sakes, and sware that I should not go over Jordan, and that I should not go in unto that good land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance:

22 But I must die in this land, I must not go over Jordan: but ye shall go over, and possess that good land.

23 Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of the LORD your God, which he made with you, and make you a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, which the LORD thy God hath forbidden thee.

Yes, God was angry with Moses for the sake of apostate Israel.

Moses only committed sin because he interceded between the Lord and apostate Israel and thereby took upon himself the heavy burden of those sins.

You simply cannot understand church history and the history of latter day Israel and the role of Joseph Smith as the Lords covenant servant, unless you understand the history of ancient Israel. You must understand the ministry of Moses, the covenant servant of the Lord who provided intercession.

Moses intervened on behalf of Israel.

As previously documented, he took upon himself the sins of ancient Israel and it prevented ancient Israel from being swept off the face of the earth for their transgressions.

However, it also resulted in Moses having to be chastened for the sins he interceded for.

He was prevented from entering the promised land.

It also resulted in Moses needing to die.

Joseph Smith also intervened in behalf of latter day Israel.

He was also chastised related to his intercession and transgression of God’s law.

His consequences mirrored those of Moses.

He was prevented from establishing Zion.

Joseph Smith had to die.

For the benefit of newer readers, later in this series we shall review the prophecy about how in the latter days, an intercessory covenant servant like Moses would also depart from Gods commandments and he also would need to be chastised and die.

Moving on.

Verses 25- 31 transition into a clear prophecy about the posterity of ancient Israel and what would happen to them in the “latter days“:

25 ¶ When thou shalt beget children, and children’s children, and ye shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, and shall do evil in the sight of the LORD thy God, to provoke him to anger:

26 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go over Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed.

27 And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the LORD shall lead you.

28 And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men’s hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.

29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.

30 When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice;

31 (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.

As you can see, the Lord is prophesying to Moses what will happen in the latter days to his posterity.

All of them will corrupt themselves and make a graven image.

They will become scattered and destroyed as originally organized as a true church.

The posterity of Moses, the children of Israel, have rejected the law of God and they did corrupt themselves and make a graven image.

That is all in the history books if you know how to read history through the lens of prophecy.

This is why the parable of the redemption of Zion in 101 informs us that when the marvelous work begins the servants will gather up the strength of the Lord’s house and return to the land of the Lord’s Vineyard. They will chase off the enemies and throw down their tower.

At this time, those occupying the space that oppose the servants, are classified as the ENEMIES.

The tower that needs to be thrown down belongs to the enemies of God.

It informs us that the obnoxious abomination of a sanctuary that apostate Israel worships, that has pagan symbols of the Sun God and the sun, moon and stars on it, must be destroyed.

Those that own the tower are enemies of God?

That explains why they are not lifting the warning voice and clearly explaining who the secret combination is that God has warned us about and what the abomination that maketh desolate is.

Instead of warning about the poison that is being administered globally by a secret combination, they are encouraging people to willingly and blindly take it.

Why?

Because they are either completely blind or part of the secret combination that is behind the sinister plot.

The happy news in the above narrative is that after going into a scattered condition of apostasy and tribulation, a remnant of latter day Israel will turn to the Lord and be obedient to his voice.

But this happens during a time of TRIBULATION.

Did you catch that?

The elect are not called out until a general time of tribulation

Then, they are gathered and prepared for the time when God sends a final tribulation and DESOLATION that is poured out upon the wicked who did not repent.

Clearly there is an even greater time of tribulation that the saints will be prepared for after being gathered out, as stated in section 29

7 And ye are called to bring to pass the gathering of mine elect; for mine elect hear my voice and harden not their hearts;

8 Wherefore the decree hath gone forth from the Father that they shall be gathered in unto one place upon the face of this land, to prepare their hearts and be prepared in all things against the day when tribulation and desolation are sent forth upon the wicked.

In part 2 we shall continue with Deuteronomy.

We shall consider the blessing and cursing that falls upon the latter day saints in the “latter days”.

This understanding will help prepare us for the marvelous work and a wonder. It will help us better understand why we need this event to take place.

It becomes apparent that a cursing in the form of a devastating sickness begins spreading across the world at about the time that the saints are gathered out of tribulation. Even a curse.

This is no doubt what Elijah was declaring when Joseph Smith was providing an intercession to prolong the time when the curse would go forth.

13 After this vision had closed, another great and glorious vision burst upon us; for Elijah the prophet, who was taken to heaven without tasting death, stood before us, and said:

14 Behold, the time has fully come, which was spoken of by the mouth of Malachi—testifying that he [Elijah] should be sent, before the great and dreadful day of the Lord come—

15 To turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the children to the fathers, [ for fear that ] the whole earth be smitten with a curse—

16 Therefore, the keys of this dispensation are committed into your hands; and by this ye may know that the great and dreadful day of the Lord is near, even at the doors.

The 1828 Websters has “lest” meaning “for fear that..”

It is now four generations after Elijah uttered that declaration at the time that Joseph prolonged the time of apostate Israel from being wiped off the land and what do we see?

The earth and all the inhabitants are being smitten with a curse.

Praise God that all of this has been foreseen and that God has provided a remedy.

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Keep Watching vigilantly lest a thief break in and plunder your house.


Liars Figure but Figures Never Lie

July 24, 2021

I got the following email from a reader the other day. It is quite revealing about the credibility of the claims being made about Covid deaths:

https://gis.cdc.gov/grasp/covidnet/COVID19_5.htmlThis survey covers 10% of the US population so if you multiply by 10 you get just under 2 million hospitalizations and just under 200,000 deaths. 200,000/32,000,000 = .625% chance of hospitalization and with the 10.2% death rate if hospitalized you have like a .06% chance of dying. According to everyone’s favorite search engine there are over 600,000 deaths, so they all died outside of hospitals? Or apparently the other 90% of the US not in the survey has way worse health outcomes?

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At last, undeniable legal proof with all of the patent numbers. Perhaps one of the most powerful whistle blowers has come forth. Dr. David Martin has now documented the fact that the Corona Virus was patented over 20 years ago and the vaccine which was supposedly rushed into production was actually developed years ago.

Dr. M*artin interview with attorney R*einer Fuelimich

Dr. M*artin on the St*ew Peters Show

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This Can’t Be R*eal NBC Producer Fired After This Hot Mic Incident

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https://thecovidblog.com/


BRE*AKING DISC*OVERY! The ACT*UAL CONTENTS Inside P*fizer Vials EXP*OSED!

July 8, 2021

Scie*ntists have examined the Pfi*zer ‘vac*cine’, and what they found was HORRIFIC…It’s Poison!

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S*cientists quit journal board, p*rotesting ‘grossly irresponsible’ study claiming C*OVID-19 v*accines killOk guys, this is rather huge:

[link to www.sciencemag.org (secure)]

The PEER-REVIEWED STUDY states that for every 3 prevented COVID-19 deaths, the vaccines kill 2!

They were forced to RETRACT the study!

However you can still find the study here:

[link to www.mdpi.com (secure)]

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE STUDY FROM THE LINK – DO IT NOW WHILE IT’S STILL UP!!!


Rumble — Scientists have examined the Pfizer ‘vaccine’, and what they found was HORRIFIC…It’s Poison!

https://rumble.com/vjgmj9-breaking-discovery-the-actual-contents-inside-pfizer-vials-exposed.html


( see the following related post about Graphine Hydrogel & Quantum Dot Application & Mechanisms https://onewhoiswatching.wordpress.com/2020/06/10/graphene-hydrogel-quantum-dot-application-mechanisms/ )


No longer about health. Canada will prevent groups from gathering in order to stop the spread of ‘unauthorized information’.

July 7, 2021

I recently got the following email from a reader-


Hey Watcher, 

The last few emails have been full of so much awesome information, and I wanted to share something interesting with you.

My family unfortunately has gotten the poke.

Parents because they are traveling to Europe others for, I don’t know what reason, following the world.

Well, just yesterday I was visiting with my sister-in-law when she told me she was diagnosed with Epstein-Barr.

She got the poke pretty early on, but right after started feeling really bad. Months went by and her symptoms were getting worse and worse. She decided to see a doctor and from there was diagnosed.

The interesting part of her story was that she joined a Facebook group of people with EB. The first week the admin posted a welcome message to the new 83 members, a week later another post welcomed another 38 members, and it has continued over the last few weeks at that pace.

The admin admitted that she has never seen so many people diagnosed in such a short amount of time and that the group typically gets 3-5 new members a month. This seemed to alarm the members of the group, which led to dialogue that at least 95% of these new members started seeing symptoms post jab. I just thought that was a little too much of a coincidence. 


Also, not sure if you know who Bret Weinstein is. He’s a liberal professor and scientist. I believe is wife is a doctor, but on his podcast, he has spoken out about the jab and the C- 0 -V -!- D BS, which has led to YouTube trying to ban him.

Joe Rogan held what he called an “Emergency Podcast” with Bret and another scientist Pierre Kory about the censoring of the truth. It was really a great podcast both on Rogan’s Show and Bret’s original podcast.

It’s just wild what is happening. I can see it all so clear and it’s just so blindingly obvious.

Thanks again for all your research and information. 

Best to you and your family, 

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7uVXKgE6eLJKMXkETwcw0D

#1671 – Bret Weinstein & Dr. Pierre Kory – The Joe Rogan Experience | Podcast on Spotify Listen to this episode from The Joe Rogan Experience on Spotify. Dr. Pierre Kory is an ICU and lung specialist who is an expert on the use of the drug ivermectin to treat COVID-19. Bret Weinstein is an evolutionary biologist, visiting fellow at Princeton, host of the DarkHorse podcast, and co-author (with his wife, Heather Heying) of the forthcoming “A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century.” open.spotify.com

https://podcasts.apple.com/fi/podcast/covid-ivermectin-crime-century-darkhorse-podcast-pierre/id1471581521?i=1000523859023

‎Bret Weinstein | DarkHorse Podcast: COVID, Ivermectin, and the Crime of the Century: DarkHorse Podcast with Pierre Kory & Bret Weinstein on Apple Podcasts ‎On this very special live broadcast of the DarkHorse podcast, Dr. Bret Weinstein (Ph.D) and Dr. Pierre Kory (M.D.) will discuss the ongoing pandemic, the care of COVID-19 patients, and the incredible story of Ivermectin. * We will be posting references and links to papers and graphs mentioned here… podcasts.apple.com

ST^UDY ON THE ELECTRO*MAGNETISM OF VAC*CINATED PERSONS IN LUXEMBOURG

July 6, 2021


Synthesis and conclusion of the survey work carried out by Amar GOUDJIL
European Forum for Vaccine Vigilance
Mamer, 06th June 2021.

(translation from French: Marie De Plume)

Picture from http://www.sciencedirect.com

For the past few months, hundreds of amateur videos have been popping up all over social media
featuring people who have visibly become electromagnetic following vaccination.


After many questions were raised by a number of our members about this “supposed”
electromagnetic effect in vaccinated subjects, our association decided to take a concrete interest in
this intriguing subject.


This survey, of a purely statistical and sociological nature, on this supposed electromagnetic effect,
which is the subject of this report, raises at least three important questions:

  1. Is it true that people show an electromagnetic effect after vaccination?
  2. If so, is it true that only vaccinated individuals show this effect?
  3. What is actually injected into individuals under the qualification of vaccine that causes this
    effect?

    To try to answer these questions, the survey was entrusted to Mr. Amar GOUDJIL, treasurer of the
    association and member in charge of demographic and sociological issues.

    Presentation of the survey parameters:

    For the purpose of a fast-tracked completion, it was decided:


     That a panel of 200 individuals living or working in Luxembourg would be interviewed.

     That this panel would be divided into 2 groups. The first would be composed of 100 individuals
    vaccinated in Luxembourg and the second of 100 unvaccinated individuals for comparison
    purposes.

     That each of these groups should have 50 women and 50 men.

     That only active individuals would be selected to participate in the study due to the fact that they
    are much more constrained to vaccination than inactive individuals.

     That the location of the study would be the Belle-Étoile shopping centre and the route d’Arlon in
    Strassen.

     That the variables retained would therefore be sex, age, occupation, number of injections, the
    pharmaceutical origin of the injections, the date of the injections, the magnetic attraction, the
    emission-reception of an electric field and the town of residence of the respondent.

     It should also be noted that for practical reasons, only people wearing short-sleeved or sleeveless
    clothing would be interviewed.

    Presentation of the method of approach and execution:


     The interviewer introduces himself/herself to the individuals, presents the association and then
    introduces the survey.

    “Hello Madam or Sir, sorry to bother you but my name is Amar GOUDJIL, I work for the European
    Forum for Vaccine Vigilance (EFVV) and I am currently carrying out a statistical and anonymous
    survey on vaccinated and non-vaccinated people living in Luxembourg.” … “It’s a survey about
    information according to which vaccinated people show electromagnetic effects and at EFVV, we are
    trying to find out what the observed reality is”.

     The interviewer then asks the respondents if they would be willing to participate in the survey on
    a voluntary basis.

    “Would you please spare a few minutes and would you be interested in participating in our survey? “
    .
     The interviewer then explains the interests of the survey to the interviewees and introduces the
    individuals to the subject by presenting them with a magnet which he sticks, by magnetic effect,
    to a metallic object (post, car, etc.). He then explained that magnets do not adhere to humans
    and that they only adhere to metallic objects, but that information had been received claiming
    that vaccinated people generated an attraction to the magnet because they had been vaccinated.

     The interviewer then asks the respondent if he or she is willing to play the game and apply the
    magnet to the place where he or she was injected.

     When the magnet sticks to the skin on the shoulder, the interviewer then asks the respondent to
    stick the magnet on the other shoulder.

     The interviewer then asks the respondent if he or she is willing to have an electric and magnetic
    field tester (Meterk brand, model MK54) be placed on the shoulders, explaining that information
    had also been reported to our association that vaccinated people also generate electric fields.

     The interviewer continues the discussion and continues to respond, as far as possible, to
    interviewees who are interested in the conducted experiment and in the results of the survey.

    Summary presentation of the results for the study week from 1 June to 5 June 2021:
     Only 30 vaccinated and 30 unvaccinated people were finally interviewed while the target was to
    interview 100 for the first group and 100 for the second.

     The condition of gender distribution was met. In each group, 15 women and 15 men were
    interviewed.

     In the non-vaccinated group, out of the 30 individuals interviewed, the number of people
    showing attraction to the magnet was 0 (zero). Therefore the experiment ended there for this
    group.

     In the vaccinated group, on the other hand, 29 of the 30 individuals interviewed showed
    attraction to the magnet. That is, the magnet adhered to their skin without difficulty.

     Of these same 29 individuals, 22 have the magnet adhering to only one shoulder and only to the
    injection area. These 22 individuals are those who received only one injection. The other 7
    people in this same group have the magnet adhering on both shoulders.

     In this group, known as the group of vaccinated people living or working in Luxembourg, it
    appears that:
  • 17 received at least one injection from Pfizer
  • 7 received at least one injection from Astra Zeneca
  • 3 received at least one injection from the Moderna laboratory
  • 3 received the single injection from Johnson & Johnson
  • 6 received both Pfizer injections
  • 1 received the 2 injections from Astra Zeneca
  • 1 received the 2 injections from Moderna

     Two of the individuals in this group, a nurse working at the CHL who was one of the first to
    be vaccinated, and a financial analyst, showed totally abnormal electric field emissions. In the
    case of the nurse, a video was even made showing the values emitted by the tester in the
    area around the left shoulder. For the analyst, the values emitted by the tester were
    approximately the same, but the individual abruptly ended his participation.

     Out of the 30 respondents in the vaccinated group, 29 reside or work in Strassen. Only 1 lives
    in Metz but works in Strassen.

     It seems that people who were vaccinated earlier within the government vaccination
    programme are much more electromagnetic than people who were vaccinated more
    recently. The magnet adheres faster and holds better than in freshly vaccinated people.
    More precise measurements should be taken in relation to this last finding.

     Note: The exercise being totally destabilising for the respondents, at no point were they
    asked to apply the magnet to any area other than the shoulders. It would have been very
    interesting to know whether the magnet also adhered to the neck, chest, forehead or leg
    areas and whether other objects such as spoons, scissors and smartphones also adhered.

    Conclusion:

     It was found that vaccinated individuals do give off an electromagnetic field and that the
    earlier the individuals were vaccinated, the stronger the field they gave off. This sensation
    and appraisal, which is purely a tactile experience when the shoulder magnet is applied and
    removed, should be verified much more accurately with much more precise equipment.

     It was extremely difficult to find individuals willing to play along with this extremely
    disorienting experiment.

     Individuals are interested in the experiment out of curiosity and then when they see that the
    magnet clings onto their skin, they become dubious at first, then they suddenly become cold.
    Some of them even become extremely nervous, even completely shocked.

     People sincerely wonder how a magnet can stick to their skin as easily as it sticks to a metal
    pole.

     They ask for an explanation and the investigator reassures them that there must be an
    explanation. They are referred back to the doctor who advised them to get an injection.

     One lady even cried and told me that she did not want to be vaccinated but was forced to
    because her employer said she had to because she works in contact with customers.

     In the conversations, it emerged that people do not even vaccinate for medical or health
    reasons, out of conviction or fear of the disease but often in the hope of returning to a
    normal life and being able to travel freely again.

     During the exchanges, people clearly express their dismay by saying afterwards that they are
    taken as hostages. Many acknowledge that this injection is non-consensual and that at no
    time were they given rational explanations, even if only from the point of view of the benefitrisk balance. After reflection and discussion, they then describe this act as: “mistake,
    madness, loophole, solution, or even blackmail”.

    These exact terms were used frequently.

    Here again, a psychosocial investigation should be conducted into the real motivations that
    led the vaccinated individuals to agree to be injected. Ideally, all conversations with the
    vaccinated would be recorded and filmed for further analysis.

     The survey is stopped for reasons of conscience and morals because the investigator is no
    longer able to cope with the helplessness of people whose faces become petrified when they
    realise that they have been injected with a substance of which they know nothing.

    The investigator, who has studied management techniques and psychosociology in the past,
    is very uncomfortable with these people who are wondering what is happening to them.
    People become pale, white, nervous, put a hand to their forehead or cross their arms and
    pinch their bottom lip. Some sweat from their hands as they are seen wiping them on their
    hips or thighs.

    These effects and expressions usually occur in states of anxiety, extreme stress or really
    measurable tension.

    For the respondents, these uncontrolled physical manifestations are indicative of a deep
    malaise when they realise afterwards that they may have done something irreparable.

    The act of vaccination being an irreversible act.

    To the question, is it true that people present an electromagnetic effect after having
    undergone at least one act of vaccination, the answer is affirmative and yes, indeed,
    individuals do become electromagnetic on the injection zone at least.

    To the question of what is injected into individuals that causes this effect, we reply that it is
    up to the governments and authorities responsible for the health of Luxembourgers to
    answer this question, as they are the ones who took the heavy decision to vaccinate the
    population.

    Here we will not answer for the responsibility of each party, but it is certain that if
    paramagnetic nanoparticles (nanocarriers or magnetic beads) have entered the composition
    of these so-called vaccines, it is a safe bet that we will very quickly hear about an
    unprecedented health disaster.



    It is now the responsibility of toxicologists and pharmacologists to discover the origins and
    causes of these attractive effects on vaccinated subjects, and it is the responsibility of the
    guarantors of the health of the citizens of this country to very quickly demand the opening of
    an enquiry into the exact and real composiSon of these so-called vaccines.


A Doctor from Lytton BC broke his gag order and spoke out about it.. then a heat Wave of 50c / 122f hit the town and burned it down…

July 4, 2021

Dr Charles Hoffe from Lytton, British Columbia said the Moderna Shots killed one of his patient, disabled five and caused numerous side effects for others. He contacted his superiors, who told him it was all a coincidence and that he should quiet up or face disciplinary action.

So he goes on Rebel News and other online media outlets – defies his orders and then a month later a Heat Dome appears over BC and Lytton is at the center breaking records at 50 degrees Fahrenheit / 122 degrees Fahrenheit, and the town burns down….

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Christians, do you have the true gospel message?

June 25, 2021

The other day I saw the following title on a forum entry of a conspiracy website “Christians, do you have the true gospel message?

It intrigued me because most Christians assume that activity in an established “church” with a “preacher” who has been trained and credentialed for the ministry by a Babylonian Christian school is essential to actuate the gospel in their lives.

Clearly, non-believers in the LDS restoration without the additional scripture that Joseph Smith brought forth do not have as broad or as detailed of a context for New Testament Christianity as we do.

For one thing, most Christians do not understand the necessity of gaining the three part baptism of water, fire and the Holy Ghost.

Nevertheless, I found the reasoning of this individual to be quite remarkable.

The remarks in the forum were most likely not made by the preacher in the youtube that was provided along with the remarks

Enjoy the remarks and the associated youtube as food for thought-


“The New Testament warns that there are wrong gospels being preached. It also warns that the wrong Jesus is being preached. The true gospel message can be distilled into three fundamental components: Believe, repent, and follow Jesus.

The video below clearly, and simply teaches what those fundamental components mean:

“The gospel message is cognitive. You hear it with your ears, understand it with your mind, and believe it with all your heart. Reject anything that goes against it as you walk [work??] out your faith according to His word.

The apostasy, or falling away from sound faith, prophesied in the Bible by Paul is now complete. There are no formal gatherings outside of small family households.

If there is an organization claiming to represent God today, they are lying. It is the antichrist’s kingdom pretending to represent God so they can trap anyone who would follow Jesus and keep them under control until they are counted a foolish Christian at Christ’s return and then they would have to go through the hour of testing where the anticrhist’s kingdom is unrestrained. The wise Christians who have avoided their schemes will be harvested and attend the marriage supper of the Lamb.

The word of God is very, very important in these last moments before Christ’s return.

Why?

Because the Bible teaches that God, Himself, sends a strong delusion upon the world because people did not love the truth. The word of God is that truth, and it has wonderful knowledge that will train you in righteousness and give you promises to hold fast by faith as God delivers, protects, provides, and fights for you. There are a lot of bad translations out there, but the (NASB) New American Standard Bible is a solid translation.

Understanding these important points, I will now show you exactly what it means to be a Christian:

Christianity, after all, isn’t something we do, it’s something God does inside us, and through us when we follow Jesus’ simple teachings on the gospel.


So what did Jesus teach?

Well, he used agricultural metaphors a lot because true Christianity is organic growth.


What does a plant need to grow and flourish?

– seed
– water
– food
– light

Did Jesus equate these things with Christian practices?

He sure did.

The Gospel Message = Seed (Matt. 13:1-9)

Faith = water (John 7:38)

Food = the word of God (Matt. 4:4)

Light = having a humble, repentant, teachable attitude as we all come across Biblical truth which outshines the current state of being of our soul (1 John 1:6-7).

A balanced Christian organic life would look like this:

– Understanding the true gospel message.


– Exercising your faith through regular prayer, trusting God’s word when making decisions in life, and leaning on His grace when we are weak or faltering


– Eating true food by reading the word of God regularly and getting sound doctrine from true teachers


– Remaining humble and teachable as we walk out our faith and see how high God’s standard is for us
In regards to prayer: Beware of outlandish dreams, visions, or “revelations” that come into your mind. These are the lying signs and wonders Jesus warned would come at the end. God stopped speaking directly to humanity when the New Testament was completed.

And thank God for being merciful to His children. It’s not very easy to tell whether a dream, vision, or revelation is of God or not.

It’s not!

And this, my friend, is coming from someone who has had some of the most incredible “experiences” of visions and dreams and lying prophetic utterances you could imagine.

Thank You, Jesus for saving me from the lies of Satan!

Paul also teaches that “watering” is teaching people sound doctrine, like what this teaching does here. By God’s grace I’m watering all the Christians who are going to pass by this thread. And let us never forget, it is God who gives the growth.

I also recommend sharply limiting exposure to mass media, as it is a trick of the devil to confuse and control Christians and distract them from the power of doing things God’s way.”


The Next Event May be Very Soon

June 18, 2021

Despite the overwhelming fearmongering and political pressure that has intimidated and silenced many political and medical leaders with regard to warning the masses about the obvious dangers of ALL of the covid vaccines, credible political and medical leaders are starting to speak out publicly.

Some are sacrificing friendships, jobs, reputations and possibly their lives to do so.

For this reason, the window of opportunity for the secret combination behind this calamity to complete their designs before a massive uprising takes place. The global cabal may be pressured to take extreme actions and deploy the next major false flag event before the lock-downs completely subside worldwide and the grip on the masses begins to corrode.

There is reason to believe that either WAR or a major FINANCIAL CRISES AND A FINANCIAL RESET may be the next major false flag.

“A false flag operation is an act committed with the intent of disguising the actual

source of responsibility and pinning blame on another party”

During recent posts and newsletters I have provided countless links to warnings from credible experts about the planned-demic, the desolating scourge that is being created through the vaccine poison, and the shedding that is taking place as a result of it.

I have also provided prophetic narratives from ancient scriptures that explicitly foretold of this mess that we are in.

A strong delusion has overtaken this world.

The nations have been deceived by the sorcery of the great mean and wealthy merchants of the world.

We are experiencing events mentioned in the Book of Revelation.

Nevertheless, courageous people are waking up and standing up to warn about the awful situation we find ourselves in.

The preliminary warning voice is coming primarily from people that don’t even read the warnings in the Book of Mormon or the Doctrine and Covenants while LDS church leaders are encouraging their flock to be good global citizens and get injected.

If you still believe the vaccine is “safe and effective” and if you are thinking about injecting this poison into your body, I implore you to review the documentation that I have and will be providing in the future.

Please make a prayerful and informed decision.

I don’t want to discourage those that have already taken it. that is not my intent.

In past posts I have reminded readers that faith can produce miracles and that we have the promise that poison which is administered will not harm those that repent and accept the fulness of the gospel.

Today I encourage you to listen intently to the three separate links and associated testimonies provided below:

MP Derek Sloan raises concerns about censorship of doctors and scientists

Dr Ten penny gives a testimony like NO OTHER!

FOLLOW-UP TO THE 5 DOCTORS DISCUSSION OF THE COVID SHOTS AS BIOWEAPONS


Would the Real Joseph Smith Please Stand Up?

May 7, 2021

A few decades ago when I started telling people about the return of Joseph Smith and providing the plethora of scriptural and prophetic evidence to support it, I did not get a good reception. Some would look cross-eyed at me in bewilderment. Others would become angry. At one point I was called in by my Stake President and he tried to real me in.

But I was persistent. I even ended up speaking at a symposium on the topic.

Over the years the concept gradually gained a little traction here and there.

Of course, I was certainly not the first person to believe this prophetic end times scenario. It was once common belief among the early saints in Utah. A prominent LDS hymn made inference to it and some fundamentalist groups can still find it taught by their leaders years ago.

In more recent times several fringe groups have embraced the doctrine in one form or another. This includes a guy in Brazil who believes he is the reincarnation of Joseph Smith and a few guys in Utah Valley who claim they have met Joseph and that he is in a cave translating ancient records. Another false prophet claims he represents the return of Hyrum Smith.

But we now have hot news fresh off of the press, this doctrine has now been embraced by some mainstream Mormons.

Some guy named “Micah” began promoting this doctrine several months ago. He was curious to know if anyone else was teaching it and one of his keyword searches landed him at my youtube page listening to Mrs Watcher give numerous prophetic references to the event. He asked if we could provide him with a transcript of the video series. Sadly we don’t have one in that the paper she was reading from was written decades ago and no digital format is available. (although it has since occurred to me that youtube has a really cool feature that allows you to get a written transcript)

Naturally, once Micah learned that I am not an active Mormon, he fled. Nevertheless, Micah was now armed with even more evidence to back up his teachings about the return of Joseph Smith.

Eventually, Micah speculated to his LDS listeners that Joseph Smith was under the Salt Lake Temple in a room created during the renovation translating ancient scriptures.

Many people have wondered what the real reason is for the renovation of the Salt Lake Temple. For decades I have heard how inspired Brigham Young was for building a temple with very think granite walls that could withstand earthquakes and would last into the millennium. And yet, now for some strange reason, the temple needs to be reinforced to withstand an earthquake.

Hmm..

It does seem a little fishy.

There is likely something major taking place under the temple beyond earthquake proofing it.

Realizing that the federal government has had a major secretive renovation done under the Whitehouse and that several underground fall out shelters are in place all over the United States to house and protect the political and military elite in times of calamity, it would make sense that the LDS leaders desire to have an emergency place prepared for themselves and their loved ones.

There may be an interesting type at play here in that some of the leading Jews at the time that the Roman soldiers were attacking the city fled into the temple thinking that it would provide a refuge for them from the storm.. sadly they died. ( See Jer 7:4 as a type “temple of the Lord, temple of the Lord” (see) …

But getting back to Micah, his most recent speculation, in addition to Joseph Smith doing his translation work under the temple, is that the reason for the mysterious Hosanna Shout in General Conference 2020 was to cryptically welcome the return of Joseph Smith!

Imagine that..

I can only imagine what the conversation among the brethren was like, if Micah’s speculation is accurate.. “lets have the saints globally welcome Joseph Smith back from the dead without telling the saints that they are welcoming Joseph Smith back from the dead!” LOL

It will be fascinating to see if church leaders eventually slap Micah’s hands for his teachings about Joseph Smith.

In the past, people like Avraham Gileadi have been disciplined for teaching that an end times servant of the Lord will come to prepare the saints. In the past, the brethren have been very threatened by such a notion and have taken action against those who promote it. They do not plan on having an outsider take control of their kingdom and preside over them.

On the other hand, if a new messenger who claims to return from the dead were to work from within, allowing the brethren to maintain their dignity and help to control the narrative, perhaps the LDS church is finally ready to use these prophecies about the return of Joseph Smith to usher in a false Messiah.

Time will tell.

Popular Blogs of the Past

From time to time my analytics shows a large interest in some of my old blogs. I think some of these might be of interest to new readers of this blog. Some of the recent ones that people are finding interesting are as follows:

The Emerald Tablet and the Book of Abraham

What is the Definition of “First Estate” and “Second Estate”

Four Steps in Losing your Naiveté- Part One

Discovering the Doctored Covenants and then the Interpretive Revisions and then the changing of the Ordinance

 

Have you been marked yet?
St. Paisios: “If You Receive the ‘Inoculation’ You will be ‘Marked’

Have you ever heard of Saint Paisios the Athonite?

Me neither.

I recently noticed an interesting article online that mentions a book and a prophecy by Saint Paisios of Athos. There is also a related video

According to wiki:

Saint Paisios of Mount Athos (Greek: Ὅσιος Παΐσιος ὁ Ἁγιορείτης, pronounced [ˈo:sios pai̯:sios o aɣiori̯◌ːtis]; secular name: Arsenios Eznepidis) (1924–1994), was a well-known Greek Eastern Orthodox ascetic from Mount Athos, who originated from Pharasa, Cappadocia. He was respected for his spiritual guidance and ascetic life and many people worldwide highly venerate Elder Paisios, especially in Greece and in Russia.[8][9][10]

Venerable Elder Paisios was canonized on 13 January 2015 by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate,[3] and the church commemorates his feast day on June 29 [OS] / July 12 [NS].[5][6]

The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church decided at its meeting of 5 May 2015 also to add the name of the Venerable Paisios of Mount Athos to the Menology of the Russian Orthodox Church, establishing his feast day on June 29/July 12, aligning with the Menology of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople[7] during the present century.

Saint Paisios the Athonite in Spiritual Bravery in the chapter “The Signs of the Times” warned that

“a vaccine has been developed for a new disease, which will be obligatory and people taking it will be marked 

In The News

Shedding and the threat of being around vaccinated people- the vaccine is the pandemic

Vaxxidents just keep on comin

Swabs deliver spikes to body when testing for Covid

In Animal Studies, After Being Injected With MRNA Technology, All Animals Died Upon Reinfection

I Showed My Family This Timeline Of COVID Related Events And It Blew Their Minds.

Florida tells BLM to piss-off….BIGLY

St. Paisios: “If You Receive the ‘Inoculation’ You will be ‘Marked'”

FORMER CELL PHONE COMPANY BOSS BLOWS WHISTLE ON 5G CORONAVIRUS [2020] (VIDEO)

“I saw this vid and I have a microscope so I checked and got the same result! WTF are these things?
I took a brand new NHS mask sealed in plastic, opened it and looked with a 200x microscope. I could see black fibers? everywhere. But when I took a cotton bud with my saliva on it and placed it in contact with the mask the black fibers move!!!!
I have no idea what these things are but I found that if the mask is boiled then dried the black things remain but do not move! (Watch the video)

Facebook deletes 120,000-member group where people posted stories of alleged adverse vaccine reactions

Must Watch: 3 Covid Vaccine Permanently Injured Nurses Interviewed.

“The interview is done by Del Bigtree. He did a great a job with this interview. All three of these nurses who got extreme convultions talk about how they have been ignored by media, doctors, and mocked by people online for faking it, etc.

The actual interview starts around the 1 hour and 20 minute mark. Well worth the watch but very hard to watch because their lives are forever ruined by neurological issues. (There truly must be a special place in hell for those that mock anti-Vaxxers and encourage people to take the vaccine)”

(Although most people who have been vaccinated will not begin seeing the consequences for six to 12 months after have the poison administered to them, tens of thousands do get immediate consequences)

[link to thehighwire.com (secure)]

The Vax Deaths Are Rising


Highly cited COVID doctor comes to stunning conclusion: Gov’t ‘scrubbing unprecedented numbers’ of injection-related deaths

One of the world’s most prominent medical doctors with expertise in treating COVID-19 has gone on the record with a scathing rebuke of the U.S. government’s approach to fighting the virus. He says the government’s strategy, carried out in cooperation with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Nations World Health Organization, has resulted in tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths and is now being followed up with thousands more deaths caused by a mass-injection program.

Dr. Peter McCullough, in a 32-minute interview with journalist Alex Newman, said if this were any other vaccine it would have been pulled from the market by now for safety reasons.

McCullough holds the honor of being the most cited medical doctor on COVID-19 treatments at the National Library of Medicine, with more than 600 citations. He has testified before Congress and won numerous awards during his distinguished medical career.

Between Dec. 14 and April 23, there were 3,544 deaths reported to the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System [VAERS], along with 12,619 serious injuries.

One might expect these numbers would trigger an exhaustive investigation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. But the opposite has occurred. According to McCullough, the government has taken what amounts to a passing glance at the alarming numbers and dismissed them with a bare minimum of scrutiny.

“A typical new drug at about five deaths, unexplained deaths, we get a black-box warning, your listeners would see it on TV, saying it may cause death,” McCullough said. “And then at about 50 deaths it’s pulled off the market.”

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5 hours with Enzio Buche

From time to time I get referrers to my blog from comments made on the LDS Freedom Forum. I sometimes check these links to see what is being said about me. The last one I checked led me to an interesting report of a meeting that a couple people had with Enzio Buche, an emeritus LDS General Authority who has apparently lost his faith in Christ and the LDS Restoration.

A World Wide Secret Combination Exposed

I recently got the following email from a reader of this blog:

“This man is a dead man walking for doing this. I watched the whole thing to honor his brave act in laying this out in the light.

He is Altiyan Childs, winner of the Australian X Factorv. He is explaining the oath of silence he took, and how he was rescued from the secret combination, mentioned in the Book of Mormon, by Jesus Christ. He is revealing their playbook.

They will not let him live for this, according to the oath he took. They will slay him for the oath’s sake, he knows it will be a horrible death, and they will kill his family also for this.

But he has valiantly laid his life on the line for his Savior and true Lord, Jesus Christ.

https://open.lbry.com/@SixthSense-Truth-Search-Labs:0/X-Factor-Winner-Reveals-World%27s-Secret-Religion:e

(Sadly Altiyan does not address the masonic/Jesuit relationship. He points out that John Wilkes Booth, the murderer of Abraham Lincoln was a 33 degree Mason, but fails to mention that Booth was also a Jesuit who fled to the Vatican for safety after committing his diabolical deed. Nevertheless, everyone should watch the video. Every Mason is committing treason against this country and the God of Israel. Most are really good people doing it unwittingly. They initially join the brotherhood for community and thinking they will be able to excel in their worldly pursuits.

One thing I found interesting about this very long expose: It actually substantiates the fact that Satan and his followers in the pre-existence came to earth and took upon themselves physical bodies.

Years ago I wrote a very controversial post documenting the fact that Satan and those that chose to following him in the pre-existence also came to mortal probation along with everyone else. Here is my article

Here is a quote out of the expose

“I was told that those who govern the power upon the earth are those who have fallen from the higher heavens.. I was shown how earth was part of a biochemical testing zone using both fallen and divine thought-forms in determining what type of intelligence could eventually free itself from the countless physical rounds of existence controlled by the fallen

A funny video of the 99 and one sheep

A friend of mine in Boise Idaho sent me a very funny video of someone pulling a sheep out of a hole. It seems kind of typological of what it must be like for God to deal with humans.

The Parable of the Sower

On a more serious note, this same rancher challenged me to re-read the parable of the sower and we had some interesting conversations about it.

Have you ever wondered why some people gravitate toward the word of God and believe it, choosing to hold onto the iron rod, while others seem to be indifferent to it or even annoyed by it and totally rejecting it?

After accepting his challenge and having some discussions with him, I feel as if I understand the plan of salvation a little better and a little deeper.

The parable seems very simplistic as a surface reading, however I would suggest that it is incredibly deep, addressing how spirits are created out of intelligence and why various people respond the way they do to the gospel message.

I want to share some observations I have had about the parable. As with everything I write about and all of my interpretations of scripture, these speculations about the parable of the sower should be considered pure speculation. The purpose of sharing these speculations is to provide some food for thought and drive people further into the scriptures.

To begin this exercise, I would now like to encourage everyone to first read the parable in all three of the gospels where it shows up; Matthew 13, Mark 4 and Luke 8.

You may want to form your own opinions and interpretations about the parable before reading my observations and speculations. Compare what I come up with to what you came up with.

I would suggest that on the surface, the narrative seems rather simple and straight forward.

However, I would also suggest that perhaps the meaning is much deeper and nuanced than expected.

I suggest reading from the JST version, although I have only noticed one significant change from the KJV.

For your convenience, I have provided all three versions next to each other for comparison

Matthew 13:1-21
Parable of the Sower
JST Mark 4:1-17
Parable of the Sower
JST Luke 8:4-15
Parable of the Sower
Jesus teaches the multitude in parables of the sower, the tares, and the mustard seed

Matt 13:1 And it came to pass the same day, Jesus went out of the house and sat by the seaside.

Matt 13:2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.

Matt 13:3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying,

Behold, a sower went forth to sow.

Matt 13:4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the wayside, and the fowls came and devoured them up.

Matt 13:5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth; and forthwith they sprang up; and when the sun was up, they were scorched
because they had no deepness of earth; and because they had no root, they withered away.

Matt 13:6 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them.

Matt 13:7 But others fell into good ground
and brought forth fruit: some a hundredfold, some sixtyfold, and some thirtyfold. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Matt 13:8 Then the disciples came and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?

Matt 13:9 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

Matt 13:10 For whosoever receiveth, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance;

Matt 13:11 But whosoever continueth not to receive, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.

Matt 13:12 Therefore, speak I to them in parables because they, seeing, see not; and hearing, they hear not; neither do they understand.

Matt 13:13 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias concerning them, which saith, By hearing, ye shall hear and shall not understand; and seeing, ye shall see and shall not perceive.

Matt 13:14 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their hearts, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

Matt 13:15 But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. And blessed are you because these things are come unto you, that you might understand them.

Matt 13:16 And verily, I say unto you, Many righteous prophets have desired to see these days which you see, and have not seen them, and to hear that which you hear, and have not heard.

Matt 13:17 Hear ye, therefore, the parable of the sower.

Matt 13:18 When anyone heareth the word of the kingdom and understandeth not, then cometh the wicked one and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart; this is he who received seed by the wayside.

Matt 13:19 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word and readily with joy receiveth it, yet he hath not root in himself, and endureth but for a while; for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.

Matt 13:20 He also who received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.

Matt 13:21 But he who received seed into the good ground is he who heareth the word and understandeth and endureth, which also beareth fruit and bringeth forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.

John’s mission–He baptizes Jesus–Commencement of Jesus’ ministry

Mark 4:1 And he began again to teach by the seaside; and there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship and sat in the sea; and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land.

Mark 4:2 And he taught them many things by parables.

Mark 4:3 And he said unto them in his doctrine, Hearken; behold, there went out a sower to sow;

Mark 4:4 And it came to pass as he sowed, some fell by the wayside, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.

Mark 4:5 And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up
because it had no depth of earth; but when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.

Mark 4:6 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it; and it yielded no fruit.

Mark 4:7 And other seed fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up, and increased, and brought forth, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred.

Mark 4:8 And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Mark 4:9 And when he was alone with the twelve and they that believed in him, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable.

Mark 4:10 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but unto them that are without, all things are done in parables,

Mark 4:11 That seeing, they may see and not perceive; and hearing, they may hear and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted and their sins should be forgiven them.

Mark 4:12 And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? And how then will ye know all parables?

Mark 4:13 The sower soweth the word.

Mark 4:14 And these are they by the wayside, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.

Mark 4:15 And these are they likewise which receive the word on stony ground, who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness, and have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time; and afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended.

Mark 4:16 And these are they who receive the word among thorns, such as hear the word, and the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in choke the word; and it becometh unfruitful.

Mark 4:17 And these are they who receive the word on good ground, such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred.

Parable of the sower–Brethren of Christ–Christ stills the tempest and raises Jairus’ daughter–Swine drowned


Luke 8:4 And when much people were gathered together and were come to him out of every city, he spake by a parable, saying,

Luke 8:5 A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed,

some fell by the wayside; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.



Luke 8:6 And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away because it lacked moisture.

Luke 8:7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it and choked it.

Luke 8:8 And others fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit a hundredfold.

Luke 8:9 And when he had said these things, he cried, He who hath ears to hear, let him hear. And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be?

Luke 8:10 And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God; but to others in parables, that, seeing, they might not see and, hearing, they might not understand.

Luke 8:11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

Luke 8:12 That which fell by the wayside are they
who hear; and the devil cometh and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.

Luke 8:13 That which fell on the rock are they who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and they have no root, but for a while believe and in a time of temptation fall away.

Luke 8:14 And that which fell among the thorns are they who, when they have heard, go forth and are choked with cares, and riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to perfection.

Luke 8:15 But that which fell on the good ground are they who receive the word in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep what they hear, and bring forth fruit with patience.

Here are some excerpts from conversations I have had with various people on this topic.. all of this should be considered pure speculation and is provided for food for thought and to encourage you to search a little deeper in the scriptures..

Why is this parable so foundational and profoundly important? Because Christ indicates that it provides the interpretive keys for understanding all of the other parables that he gave!!

 “And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?” JST Mark 4:12

BTW I don’t know if you noticed it, but there was a very significant clarification in the JST. Mark 4:1

KJV said ” 12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.

JST said  10 For whosoever receiveth, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance;  1 But whosoever continueth not to receive, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. 

I love that clarification… the parable suggests that everyone “hath” to begin with, but some ultimately don’t “receiveth” it.

To me it suggests that if you can accept the initial portion of the word of God (seed) that is given, and additional words of God that will follow, you will be given more additional truth.. If not, that which you had already been given will be taken away. etc.

Luke 8:11 provides a foundational key to understanding the parable:

Luke 8:11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

However the above needs to be viewed in the context of the next explanation given by Christ

Luke 8:12 That [seed] which fell by the wayside are they who hear; and the devil cometh and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.

Luke 8:13 That which fell on the rock are they who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and they have no root, but for a while believe and in a time of temptation fall away.

Luke 8:14 And that which fell among the thorns are they who, when they have heard, go forth and are choked with cares, and riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to perfection.

Luke 8:15 But that which fell on the good ground are they who receive the word in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep what they hear, and bring forth fruit with patience.

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Although Christ defines the “seed” as the “word of God“, the next passage reveals that the “seed” also represents all of the inhabitants of the world”!!!

Here is what I am getting at.

First of all, there seems to be a discrepancy at face value because one would assume that if the seed is the word of God, it cannot be the inhabitants of the world.

Counterintuitive right?

One could suppose there could still be translation errors, and other possible explanations HOWEVER I love finding apparent discrepancies because often times if you dig deep enough you find out that there is no discrepancy, only a deeper fuller meaning.

So here is my current speculation on the topic..

If the Father created the Son by the word of His power, making the Son the literal WORD of God in the flesh… is it possible that since Christ in turn created all of the inhabitants of the world, by the word of His power.. in a similar way, all of the intelligences that he organized had the holy spirit placed in their spiritual hearts prior to being born into the world to see if the WORD could take root in their hearts and grow during their physical probationary test ???

In other words, the various places that the seed is landing is not referring to geographical places on earth, that would not be a vary fair way to determine salvation and degrees of glory, rather, the seed is landing in the hearts of each mortal man to see if it will grow..

Wayside-heart: the word was devoured by fouls before it could take root

Stony places-heart: the word was scorched by the sun and withered because no deepness of earth no root. No moisture.

Thorny-heart, etc., etc., choked with cares, and riches, and pleasures of life

To me this would be a profoundly revealing concept that would explain other things…

For instance we know that there are some people in this life who followed Satan in the preexistence and will ultimately be Sons of Perdition and yet, we are informed that the light of Christ lights everyone who comes into the world!!!

Every single person born into this life is “alive in Christ” and comes into it as a holy temple of God… Why? because the word of God is dwelling in their tabernacle.

It is not until one reaches the age of accountability and sins that the temple is polluted and the person becomes the “natural man” which is an enemy to God.

The Gospel is the good news that the natural man can become a new creature of the Holy Ghost by believing and repenting and accepting the ordinances of salvation and receiving the mystical spiritual REBIRTH.

I recall reading a curious passage in the Book of Mormon that suggested that all people born into the world initially know good from evil and innately understand the laws of God, etc..

So.. lets suppose that the JST and even the KJV are both correct in stating that the seed is the world of God but also, at the same time,  represents the inhabitants of the world.. when they are initially born into the world, to me it would make perfect sense because the WORD comes embedded in the chamber of the persons heart initially until it is cast out or allowed to wither from lack of nurture etc…

It is Satan that seeks to replace the word of God in the hearts of men with darkness..

10 Otherwise Satan seeketh to turn their hearts away from the truth, that they become blinded and understand not the things which are prepared for them. (D&C 78)

All spirits of man were innocent in the beginning and they already had “light and truth” within them.. but the “wicked one” takes away that truth and light through disobedience and tradition:

  • 38 Every spirit of man was innocent in the beginning; and God having redeemed man from the fall, men became again, in their infant state, innocent before God.
  • 39 And that wicked one cometh and taketh away light and truth, through disobedience, from the children of men, and because of the tradition of their fathers. D&C 93

Notice how the above narrative points out that light and truth is in the spirit of man from the beginning (because they are created in the spiritual image of God) and that the wicked one takes away the light and truth!

With this in mind… read D&C 93 21- which reiterates that Christ was in the beginning of the creation of the world with the Father..

.. then verse 23 transitions to Joseph and perhaps some of his sanctified brethren assuring them that they were also in the beginning with God and were created by Christ from the spirit of truth..

.. and the in verse 29 the narrative transitions to the inhabitants of the WORLD:

Man was also in the beginning with God..”  however if you back out the punctuation… it seems to be making a possible distinction between the “spirit of truth” from which Christ and Joseph and the church of the First Born are created and organized from, to “intelligence” which is singularly differentiated from the spirit of truth..

.. the narrative explains that the agency of man and the condemnation of man is based on what was “plainly manifest to them” in the beginning yet they “received not the light” which is consistent with what the Lord was referring to just before the parable of the sower, with regard to blasphemy against the holy ghost

every man whose spirit receiveth not the light is under condemnation

You can actually give something to someone without them willingly receiving it!!!

For what doth it profit a man if a gift is bestowed upon him, and he receive not the gift? Behold, he rejoices not in that which is given unto him, neither rejoices in him who is the giver of the gift. D&C 88:33

The key is to receive the truth which is the word of God (the everlasting gospel):

9 Q. What are we to understand by the angel ascending from the east, Revelation 7th chapter and 2nd verse?
A. We are to understand that the angel ascending from the east is he to whom is given the seal of the living God over the twelve tribes of Israel; wherefore, he crieth unto the four angels having the everlasting gospel, saying: Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. And, if you will receive it, this is Elias which was to come to gather together the tribes of Israel and restore all things.

We have been programmed to believe that everyone comes here to earth without light and knowledge and that the test is to see who will receive the truth once we get here.. however is it possible that the first presenting of truth took place BEFORE we get here.

All spirit beings were created by the Word of God with the Word of God embedded in the process in which the intelligence was formulated into the image  and likeness of God.. in fact, is it possible that that is what is meant be being created in the image and LIKENESS of God??

27. And I, God, said unto mine Only Begotten, which was with me from the beginning, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and it was so. JST Gen 1:27

Light and truth comes embedded in the heart of all people who are born into this world because their raw intelligence from which they are organized was formated in the image and likeness of God.. and this probation is to see if the seed that was embedded in their hearts will be received and nourished.. (making every child who is born into this life, the seed, or word of God because they were created in the image of God’s word from the raw intelligence from which they came)

Notice how the narrative continues on to state that

the elements are the tabernacle of God; yea, man is the tabernacle of God, even temples and whatsoeer temple is defiled, God shall destroy that temple.

Every man that comes into this world starts out as a holy temple because the word of God created us with the word of God placed inside the chambers of our spiritual hearts even if the raw intelligence from which a person is created is unable to comprehend the light..

The spirits of men (seeds) are planted in the earthly mortal bodies to experience life and be tested… to see if the word of God can germinate and grow and flourish in us.

If the holy temple of God becomes defiled without repentance and the spiritual rebirth and enduring to the end that it will ultimately be destroyed as a defiled temple..

Do a keyword search on “heart” is it mind blowing..

.. everything hinges on what takes place in the heart… either the spirit of God (Word of God) resides in the heart or the evil one does. The battle is for control of the heart and the parable reveals that the seed is placed in the heart of man…

“..and the devil cometh and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved..”

verse 39 presupposes that EVERY holy temple already has light and truth in it until the wicked one cometh and taketh away light and truth through disobedience from the children of men and from the traditions of their fathers…. etc.  I believe that ultimately the same comprehension of light potentiality takes place here that took place prior to this earth existence..

.. see Dyers expose on the pre-earth judgement that is addressed in the following articles..

“There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. “

The Doctrine of Nehor Part 3

Again let me emphasize this interpretation of the parable of the sower is only speculation on my part.. do your own research..

another exerpts-

“—–Sorry… It took me a bit with all my distractions to get what you were driving at, and now  it’s clear…

Your explanation to me is a given…

The light of Christ is the original word/seed that we are given, actually a part of that Section 93 explains meticulously.

The parable of the sower and surrounding parables then define those that will be given the opportunity line upon line to be given more even to the knowledge of God.

The parable of the sower warns of how

1. “understandeth it not”

2. No “root in themselves”

3. Cares, the deceitfulness of riches, pleasures,and the lusts of other things entering in,

 allow

1.Satan, immediately to extinguish the light of Christ (section 38 verse five)

2. Dehydration, seed is separated from the living water…

3. Choked..Loud, competition to the still small voice.

(30 I tell you these things because of your prayers; wherefore, treasure up wisdom in your bosoms, lest the wickedness of men reveal these things unto you by their wickedness, in a manner which shall speak in your ears with a voice louder than that which shall shake the earth; but if ye are prepared ye shall not fear.

Section 93 is one of my favorites in proving Josephs revelations…truth testifying and proving the validity of the early tack of the 1830 foundation aligned with Christ’s parables and New Testament Christianity!

I have memorized the first part of section 93 because of its importance in my mind… also section 38 bolsters your conclusion and proves it beyond  doubt…

3 I am the same which spake, and the world was made, and all things came by me.

4 I am the same which have taken the Zion of Enoch into mine own bosom; and verily, I say, even as many as have believed in my name, for I am Christ, and in mine own name, by the virtue of the blood which I have spilt, have I pleaded before the Father for them.

5 But behold, the residue of the wicked have I kept in chains of darkness until the judgment of the great day, which shall come at the end of the earth;

6 And even so will I cause the wicked to be kept, that will not hear my voice but harden their hearts, and wo, wo, wo, is their doom.

7 But behold, verily, verily, I say unto you that mine eyes are upon you. I am in your midst and ye cannot see me;

8 But the day soon cometh that ye shall see me, and know that I am; for the veil of darkness shall soon be rent, and he that is not purified shall not abide the day.

9 Wherefore, gird up your loins and be prepared. Behold, the kingdom is yours, and the enemy shall not overcome.

10 Verily I say unto you, ye are clean, but not all; and there is none else with whom I am well pleased;

11 For all flesh is corrupted before me; and the powers of darkness prevail upon the earth, among the children of men, in the presence of all the hosts of heaven—

12 Which causeth silence to reign, and all eternity is pained, and the angels are waiting the great command to reap down the earth, to gather the tares that they may be burned; and, behold, the enemy is combined.

Supposition, Ha!  You were given line upon line.. with a little help from your word searching brain box…LOL

P.S.  Read section 38 along with 93

Thought I would expound a bit more my comments “actually a part of”

 that you explained well in your speculation…and I believe.

“The light of Christ is the original word/seed that we are given, actually a part of, that Section 93 explains meticulously. The parable of the sower and surrounding parables then define those that will be given the opportunity line upon line to be given more even to the knowledge of God.”

  29 Man was also in the beginning with God. Intelligence, or the light of truth, was not created or made, neither indeed can be.

30 All truth is independent in that sphere in which God has placed it, to act for itself, as all intelligence also; otherwise there is no existence.

31 Behold, here is the agency of man, and here is the condemnation of man; because that which was from the beginning is plainly manifest unto them, and they receive not the light.

I believe section 93 parallels the understanding we received from the sower. You also identified to me in your “speculation”  that the seed is planted in us or we are the seed…

The parable of the Sower also 93 identifies that we either nourishing and allow it to grow through acceptance and reception line upon line of the Word or we received not the light. Also the deceptions that are identified in sections before and following the Law Sections 41 through 46… Beware lest you are seduced by evil spirits, doctrines of devils or the commandments of men, Beware lest ye are deceived…

This is why the first part of the Book of Commandments is so fun to me because it gives the importance of the reception of the Word that is required to Oliver and Hyrum, Sections 6,11,18 and others and pitfalls are parallel to the sower.


The Passing of Mike Quinn

April 27, 2021

I continue to get readers of this blog asking how they can subscribe to my eNewsletter. I have now placed a subscription link at the bottom of the most recent newsletter. Now when the newsletter is forwarded from one friend to another, the friend can subscribe. Here are the online links to the last 3 newsletters

God can draw a straight line with a crooked stick

The Importance of Lineal Succession

Has the Authority Been Restored?”

Mike Quinn: The Passing of a Great LDS Historian with Integrity

During my quest to understand the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the history of Mormonism during the last 31 years, there have been several essential things that have made my research and discoveries possible.

Obviously, the grace of God and his Holy Spirit have been the foundation upon which any truth has been discovered as a result of my research.

With regard to tools and procedures, I would have to say that the use of word crunching software in doing deep keyword searches in the scriptures in conjunction with the six-volume comprehensive history of the church by Roberts has been foundational.

Numerous visits to the historical library of the LDS church to access records not easily found, and sometimes not even available on the Internet, has also been incredibly helpful in providing informational keys to shining a light on the false narratives in the orthodox teachings and unlocking the true meaning behind the bizarre events that took place during Joseph Smith’s ministry.

Obviously, I have also read countless books that have provided great insight. I must say that few if any LDS authors and historians have had a greater impact on my journey than historian D. Michael Quinn.

While my ultimate conclusions often differ from his, the raw historical data that he has accumulated and shared in his books, articles and talks have saved me countless hours in cataloguing critical historical details.

For this reason, I am really indebted to him and saddened to hear that he has died at the age of 77.

According to an article in the Deseret News:

Quinn worked for the church in the 1970s as a research and writing assistant to Church Historian and Recorder Leonard J. Arrington, and taught history on the faculty at Brigham Young University for a dozen years. He was excommunicated from the church in September 1993.

“Michael Quinn was one of a kind,” said Elder Marlin K. Jensen, who served as Church Historian and Recorder from 2005-12. “He had a keen mind and amazingly retentive memory, and he was pathbreaking in his research and writing in many ways. He had a strong influence on the so-called ‘new Mormon history,’ the more candid approach to revealing the church’s past. He will remain somewhat of a tragic figure because of his loss of church membership and the question of what might have been.”

In September 1993, Quinn became part of the so-called September Six because he along with five others — Lavina Fielding Anderson, Maxine Hanks, Paul Toscano, Avraham Gileadi and Lynn Whitesides — were excommunicated or disfellowshipped that month for criticizing church leaders or doctrine or history.

He said the local leader who informed him of his excommunication gave him a letter that stated it was based on his works about women in the church and his public criticism of the church for limiting dissent.

Quinn later received a two-year appointment at the University of Southern California and a one-year appointment at Yale but never landed another permanent academic position. Instead, he worked as an independent scholar publishing books.

“At this point, I’m unhireable,” he told the Wall Street Journal in 2006.

He struggled financially, living for a time in his mother’s basement, but he continued to publish books. In 2019, the church’s Newsroom website quoted him and linked to his 2017 book on the history of church finances; he said his findings were “an enormously faith-promoting story.”

I have often fantasied about sitting down with Mike and reviewing the 15 year timeline of Joseph Smith’s ministry to allow him to challenge or agree with my various observations and conclusions. But that never happened and now it is no longer a possibility.

Again, I owe a great debt of gratitude to Mike Quinn for sharing his knowledge of church historical events and his relentless pursuit of focusing on the truth about the historicity of various events instead of sanitizing the history and suppressing various controversial events as most of the LDS historians had done before him.

He paid a great price for his decision to simply state the facts and tell the truth as he saw it. May he rest in peace for taking the harder, but more honorable path.

The End of John Dehlin?

Few people have facilitated a crisis of faith in members of the LDS church more than John Dehlin and the Open Stories Foundation. Most of his videos focus on interviews with disenchanted ex-Mormons that have lost their faith because of troubling historical events as well as disturbing social trends in the Church. While the various personalities are interesting and varied, the stories of lost faith and the related issues are largely the same. In that sense, the stories are like listening to a broken record.

(I guess some of you are too young to know what a record it?)

Because of his efforts in educating people and publishing interviews, many people have had a crisis of faith learning about many of the disturbing events and facts about church history and the falsehoods regarding many of the truth claims of the modern church. I consider that to be a good thing. Truth can be painful but necessary if someone is going to progress and grow spiritually. A crisis of faith can be the first step to enlightenment if one holds on to the iron rod during the turbulation and does not throw the baby (true gospel of Christ and word of God) out with the bathwater ( the apostate modern church).

However, because John and the majority of his supporters and interviewees have chosen to place their trust and eternal salvation in the arm of flesh and modern science instead of the word of God, they default to agnosticism and atheism after leaving Mormonism instead of returning to Biblical Christianity. I consider this to be a heart-breaking travesty.

The reason that most Mormons do not return to Biblical Christianity after experiencing a faith crisis is because they cannot return to something they never left.. a starting point from which they did not start.

To return is “To come or go back to the same place”.. where they were before they began their journey in Mormonism.

Since modern Mormons did not start from the foundation of Biblical Christianity, they don’t have an inclination to gravitate in that direction once faith in the Mormon cult is lost.

Since Mormonism is essentially a cult of trusting in the arm of flesh, there is no safety net of belief to fall back on when the free fall from their religion takes place.

Since the modern LDS church has long since abandoned the Biblical Christian foundation that the restored church was founded upon four generations ago, disaffected Mormons seldom even consider biblical Christianity to be an option once they leave Mormonism.

It is remarkable that Mormons have lost touch with their Christian roots.

One of the first things that God said to Joseph Smith following the translation of the book of Mormon is that was going to restore the same church that he had established during New Testament times:

“And thus, if the people of this generation harden not their hearts, I will work a reformation among them, and I will put down all lyings, and deceivings, and priestcrafts, and envyings, and strifes, and idolatries, and sorceries, and all manner of iniquities, and I will establish my church, like unto the church which was taught by my disciples in the days of old.

Getting back to the topic of John Dehlin, a quasi documentary- hit piece about John titled “The End of John Dehlin” has just been released that some feel could be devastating to his career as a podcaster.

I think It provides a compelling string of events and testimonials from women that seem to document the fact that John Dehlin leads a somewhat double and hypocritical life. While he outwardly decries sexual harassment, the documentary claims that he has been guilty of sexual harassment.

I personally don’t see it affecting the loyalty of his ardent supporters very much because their loyalty is based on how his content justifies their lives and choices. They will continue to seek this justification.

Quaku El

The person that has taken the time to do the investigative research and put the documentary together is a rising star in Mormondom by the name of Qwaku El.

According to “Provos Most Eligible” website-

“Kwaku is a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from Cypress, Texas, who has landed in Utah Valley and has taken Provo by storm. He performs with BYU’s Divine Comedy, hosts Saints Unscripted on YouTube, and hosts the BasicProvoBro podcast. We don’t know if it will help him find love on PME, but if anyone has observed, studied, and then mocked ins and outs of Provo dating, it’s Kwaku.

Kwaku is a recent LDS Internet Celebrity who is still wet behind the ears.

“Kwaku started his YouTube channel on September 15, 2014, but he gained a following after starting on 3 Mormons (now Saints Unscripted). Kwaku makes videos based around the beliefs, doctrines and history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as the Mormon Church or the LDS Church). Kwaku started on 3 Mormons on September 9, 2016; it is currently unknown if he is still on the channel.” (Ref)

Kwaku began his Internet career with a lighthearted fun-loving comedic personality. However, after gaining a following among the youth of the church, he eventually reinvented himself as an LDS apologist. I think his goal was to help keep the youth of the church by defending the faith. The problem, as I see it, is that he defends the faith by making fun of and marginalizing critics of the church and making ad hominem attacks instead of dealing with issues. Sadly, he has virtually no serious knowledge of LDS church history and doctrine. Rather, he uses comedy, sarcasm and inuendo to attack critics of the Mormon Church.

As it turns out, he and his cronies began mocking some of the work that John Dehlin had done on Mormonstories and they even created a video that arguably could encourage violent behavior towards Dehlin. It allegedly caused Dehlin to fear for his life and call 911 or the FBI according to Dehlin:

I took everyone’s advice. I called 911 and reported the following people:

Kwaku El

Cardon Ellis

Braden Herrmann

I told the dispatcher that at least two of the three are (as I understand it) employees and/or contractors of non-profits subsidized by the Mormon church (that being the More Good Foundation and FairMormon).

I’m waiting to hear back from the police. My family is highly distressed. Not fun. For the record, I only shared the videos publicly AFTER my kids found out. They follow Kwaku. Otherwise I would probably never have shared.

I’ve reported all of this to my sister, Julianne Hatton, who was on the FAIRMormon board up until a few days ago (though she says she knew nothing about this and has been trying to get off the board for many months). Not sure what she’ll do with the info.

Thanks to all who have shown support.

It is not as if John Dehlin had not antagonized Kwaku. Here are a few comments that Dehlin had made:

“…super weird, and I don’t mean to attack anyone, but like that an educated person of color, who’s a teen or in their early twenties, in you know, in 2018 or 2017 or whenever Kwaku converted, can you, with the internet, can you imagine an intelligent person of color ever deciding to join Mormonism? Like isn’t that, like I don’t wanna be mean or insulting, but isn’t that story in of itself kind of mind-blowing?” “Uh, that’s like some serious internalized hatred, self-hatred, because how in the world can Mormonism not be racist? Like, I’m racist!”

John Dehlin

Since Kwaku and his associates seemed to resonate with active LDS youth and provided a new fresh innovative approach to LDS apologetics that engages the youth, it appears as if they initially had the backing and/or encouragement of the LDS church via some of the church sponsored and church associated apologetic groups. Here are some clams/speculations being made online by advocates of John Dehlin about this:

It’s disheartening that Kwaku has appointed himself (or FAIR has hired him to be) a de facto spokesperson, and that the LDS church has not denounced him and his violent, reckless antics. – Cait Phil

The More Good Foundation, the Mormon Interpreter Foundation, Book of Mormon Central, and FAIRMormon are directly or indirectly funding these videos, which feature Kwaku M. El, Cardon Ellis, and Brad Witbeck.

It now appears as if the Church and the more traditional apologetic groups are distancing themselves from Kwaku and are taking some of his outlandish videos off of their sites.

I think Kwaku’s investigative research that resulted in a hit-piece on Dehlin shows some diligence in connecting some significant dots that reflect poorly on the character of John Dehlin. These revelations have been largely kept out of public view and it is probably good that they have come to light.

Nevertheless, I have to question the ethics of Kwaku’s antics that he used to bring this hit piece to the light of day. This is how the deception played out-

Kwaku was recently invited to participate in a live podcast with Bill Reel and Radio Free Mormon, two ex-Mormon critics of the church. This was the build up to the show:

Mormonism LIVE: 019: Kwaku El Live in Studio

Live Show on Wednesdays 6:20 PM Mountain Time on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5n_8_6j00PSeju0hu2CFXQ

Kwaku El in Studio for a Live Conversation about FAIR and Saints Unscripted Kwaku has graciously accepted our invitation to sit down on Mormonism LIVE ! with Radio Free Mormon and Bill Reel to discuss primarily his separating from Saints Unscripted and having projects he worked on that contributed to content on FAIR having been removed. We also touch on his feelings and thoughts regarding people who leave and the emotional turmoil such journeys encapsulate and We talk about whether he recognizes if the critics are reasonable in their approach and conclusion and if he is for that matter.

The exchange during the show seemed rather cordial and non-confrontational however, at some point, Kwaku announced that he was going to make a public apology to John Dehlin for comments that he had previously made in social media. ( I am still not totally sure if that announcement was made during that interview) The announcement was an obvious attempt to drive unsuspecting supporters of John Dehlin and followers of Mormonstores to his site to witness something they would not be expecting.

Shockingly, when viewers came Kwaku’s site at the appointed time no apology was made. Instead, they were broadsided with the hit piece that attempted to document Dehlin being promiscuous and unfaithful to his wife and making unwanted advancements towards a lady who had previously been willing. According the documentary John has participated in sexual harassment of women.

Needless to say, Bill Reel and RFM were really really pissed off at the deception of Kwaku and how he had played them to drive many of the supporters of John Dehlin and Mormonstories to the hit piece.

Related: ‘Mormon Land’: Is confronting church critics through satire effective or offensive?

Kwaku El – A Character Study

A Polarization Has Taken Place in My Community
The Parable of the Wheat and Tares??

I live in a very small town in a farming community.

Most people in the community are members of the LDS church.

We do not attend the church but a friend of ours was in the Bishopric when the Covid drama hit has given us the blow by blow details of how this Covid controversy has divided the ward.

At that time, the Stake President sent a mandate to all members of his Stake that masks must be warn in the church buildings.

He also sent a memo to all of the Bishops in his stake telling them that members of the wards that show up without masks are to be turned away from the meetings. He pointed out that President Nelson who is a prophet seer and revelator has set the standard and told the membership that they need to be good “global citizens” and wear masks and get the vaccination.

President Nelson has recently declared that-

“During challenging times, members will ‘sustain and uphold the laws where they reside,’ according to the letter.”

Eventually President Nelson would personally set the example regarding the vaccination.

The Bishop told my friend who was his counselor to stand at the door on Sundays and tell those that showed up without masks to go home and watch the service on the Internet.

My friend refused to do so, quoting some passages in the Book of Mormon that state that you should not turn people away from your meetings.

The Bishop who is an elderly and very fatherly type of person had previously had a very warm and charitable demeanor. But he seemed to go through a personality change of sorts once the controversy hit. Instead of being warm and loving, he became somewhat militant and anal.

Since his councilor refused to stand at the door and turn people away, the Bishop did it.

After a few weeks of having to do the dirty work, the Bishop told my friend that he was going to be released as his councilor. Obviously this was devastating to our friend, but he held his ground, choosing to go with what the scriptures and the spirit were teaching him instead of blindly following orders from the arm of flesh.

A visiting high councilman who was also a member of the ward informed the congregation in his remarks that the Covid pandemic is bringing about the literal fulfillment of the wheat and the tares, clarifying that those that refused to wear masks were the tares.

In the Ward council the Bishop opined that those chose to stay home and watch the services over the Internet because they were unwilling to wear masks at church were not worthy to hold positions in the ward.

Needless to say, this controversy seems to be creating somewhat of a division in the ward.

I asked my friend who has always born a fervent testimony of the living prophet why he was not willing to support the dictates of the prophet. He told me that he has thoroughly researched the pandemic and the vaccines and the masks. He bore a strong witness that he knew it was all part of a global conspiracy to enslave the world and accomplish population reduction goals.

I asked him if he still sustained President Nelson as a true inspired prophet of God and he hesitated and finally said, “I am beginning to wonder about that”.

According to one report, about 60 % of Americans have now been vaccinated. Many of those that have not been, are refusing to be guinea pigs for an untested procedure that has had many deaths and tens of thousands of complications associated with it.

It is remarkable that the unified voice of political, medical and religious leaders seems to have placed a spell on the masses.

“And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2 Thessalonians 2: 11-12

Whether the “strong delusion” prophesied above is actually related to our current situation or whether it is typological, it seems applicable to me.

One last thing about the polarization in our community.

About a month before the controversy hit the ward, Mrs Watcher got into a gospel discussion with the bishop. (I do everything I possibly can to try and contain and reel in Mrs Watcher but when you have a bull in a china closet, there is really nothing you can do. Its every man for himself… She is a force to be reckoned with!)

During the discussion he was pontificating to Mrs Watcher about the importance of following the leaders of the church. She warned him about blind obedience, and she printed up a copy of one of her favorite quotes from President Joseph Fielding Smith to show to him so that he could compare what the church used to teach about the scriptures taking precedence over what the “living prophets” had to say, to what is currently taught in the church.

He read the quote and obviously had never seen it before. He squirmed a little bit and finally said that he believed what President Smith had said, but he clearly seemed conflicted.

The Doctrine of Blind Obedience taught by Heber J. Grant as reminisced by Marion G. Romney The Doctrine of Accepting the Four Standard Works to Judge the Teachings of Every Man including the General Authorities
“I remember years ago when I was a bishop I had President Heber J. Grant talk to our ward.

After the meeting I drove him home. …

Standing by me, he put his arm over my shoulder and said:

‘My boy, you always keep your eye on the President of the Church and if he ever tells you to do anything, and it is wrong, and you do it, the Lord will bless you for it.’

Then with a twinkle in his eye, he said, ‘But you don’t need to worry. The Lord will never let his mouthpiece lead the people astray.'”

(Conference Report, October 1960, p. 78.)20

“It makes no difference what is written or what anyone has said, if what has been said is in conflict with what the Lord has revealed, we can set it aside.

My words, and the teachings of any other member of the Church, high or low, if they do not square with the revelations, we need not accept them.

Let us have this matter clear. We have accepted the four standard works as the measuring yardsticks, or balances, by which we measure every man’s doctrine.

“You cannot accept the books written by the authorities of the Church as standards in doctrine, only in so far as they accord with the revealed word in the standard works.

“Every man who writes is responsible, not the Church, for what he writes. If Joseph Fielding Smith writes something which is out of harmony with the revelations, then every member of the Church is duty bound to reject it.

If he writes that which is in perfect harmony with the revealed word of the Lord, then it should be accepted.”

(Doctrines of Salvation, comp. Bruce R. McConkie, 3 vols. [1954–56], 3:203–4; also cited in Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine,2nd ed. [1966], p. 609.)

BTW Mrs. Watcher brought up a really good point the other day. The accepting of the vax does not appear to be the literal fulfillment of the Book of Revelation mark of the beast narrative even though it appears to be taking us in that direction. The Lord has promised us that when the fulness returns to the earth, all will have an opportunity to repent and receive the truth and any poisons that have been administered into the body will be rebuked by the priesthood.

Once the fulness returns these signs shall follow them that believe:

65 And these signs shall follow them that believe—
66 In my name they shall do many wonderful works;
67 In my name they shall cast out devils;
68 In my name they shall heal the sick;
69 In my name they shall open the eyes of the blind, and unstop the ears of the deaf;
70 And the tongue of the dumb shall speak;
71 And if any man shall administer poison unto them it shall not hurt them;
72 And the poison of a serpent shall not have power to harm them.

bottom-line: We live by faith people.. if you have allowed someone to administer poison into your body, it is not the end of the world. God has already seen this calamity that we are experiencing and has provided a remedy for it.. help is on the way. In the mean time, exercise faith that the poison will be neutralized and not hurt you.


“My research takes this a step further..”

March 24, 2021

If you go into LDS.org and type the following name into the search engine “Brian C. Passantino”, the top reference will take you to an article in the history section of the site, titled “Ask Us: Top Five Questions about Doctrine and Covenants Publishing

Brian Passantino is one of the co-authors of the article.


He is one of the credible historians that the LDS Church commissioned to help answer questions about the Doctrine and Covenants.

In LinkedIn he states his official title as “Church History Consultant at Church History Library“.

Recently a friend of mine in Boise Idaho brought something to my attention that is quite interesting. It is the dissertation written by Brian Passantino in 2020 for his Master of Arts Degree in History at Utah State University.

The “Major Professor” that approved the thesis is Patrick Mason, Ph.D. who is an LDS apologist who recently spoke at a stake fireside in Logan Utah about how to deal with a faith crisis.


The reason I find the dissertation interesting is because in it Passantino reveals a remarkable epiphany that he had while doing his research.

Here is the comment I got from my friend in Boise, along with a quote from Passantino in his dissertation:

Section 132??…he demonstrated that Pratt felt constrained by the canon of scripture and sought to align his doctrinal beliefs within its confines.

“My research takes this a step further and shows that Pratt’s anxiety about squaring his beliefs with scripture may have influenced him to canonize scripture that helped lend credence to his non-canonical beliefs.”

This is really quite interesting given the fact that some of the “revelations” that were added to the Doctrine and Covenants by Orson Pratt, (under the direction of Brigham Young) were clearly meant to discredit and retire foundational doctrines and promote heretical ones.

It is interesting that some of the additional revelations that Pratt added were simply “Items of Instruction given by Joseph Smith” during the Nauvoo period that Joseph Smith had not felt inspired to includ in the canon of revelation prior to his death.

For instance, section 130 states that both the Father and the Son have a body of flesh and bones. This is a blatant contradiction to the Lectures on Faith which had been sustained by the church as the “doctrine” portion of the “Doctrine and Covenants“.

Section 131 redefines the term “everlasting covenant” as a marriage covenant (presumably polygamous) rather than baptism.

And section 132 a revelation, the exact origins of which cannot really be documented with clarity and the original is nowhere to be found, is absolutely riddled with false doctrines and the bastardizing of long established scriptural definitions.

Years ago I deconstructed section 132 and showed countless problems with it. I will not reiterate all of the problems in this post. You can read the article here.

There is one huge problem with section 132 that I neglected to address in my analysis. It has to do with the definition of “Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost“. Again, section 132 redefines the term to be something different than originally intended.

In my opinion, the definition given in section 132 has nothing in common with the originating term given by Christ in the New Testament. I may elaborate on that topic in a future blog post or newsletter.

Anyway, major kudos to Brian C. Passantino for having the courage to point out the obvious in his dissertation and kudos to the LDS church for elevating the stature of brother Passantino as an LDS historian rather than holding a disciplinary court on him.

Perhaps this is all part of the Church’s new goal of being more transparent.

Nevertheless, it would be fascinating to see if the observations he shared in his dissertation would have made it through the final cut if he had submitted it at BYU instead of Utah State University.



The Lord will “Rise Up” at the time of the Re*port that is a Vexation

February 24, 2021

Study the keyword similarities really closely between the ancient prophecy of Isaiah 28 and the prophecy in section 97 of the Doctrine and Covenants. Then read the entire chapters for additional context.

Do you think the similar keywords (usually the exact same keywords) represent a random coincidence or are both passages speaking about the same event and giving interpretive keys to the prophetic events taking place around us right now with the vexation that has been unleashed on the “whole world“.

Section 90 tells us it is the “report” that shall “vex” “all people“.

Isaiah 28 tells us it is a “vexationonly to understand thereport“.

Think about everything you have learned about the sca*mde*mic and the BS-P*SR reports that have terrified people and given the PTB a pretext for placing us in bondage and destroying our way of life and laying the foundation for the Be*ast System.

Remember the videos showing that the tes*ting kits have the potential for introducing nefarious substances into the body? A deeper narrative locked up in the passages may well be that the “rep*orts” and related V*AX the VEXES may actually be the secret way of introducing the REAL plague that is still coming.

But that is not what I want to focus on in this post.

There are other narratives that need to be observed.

One is that even though it is the evil cabal is overseeing this travesty, it is still the Lord’s scourge. He sanctions it. We deserve it.

The saints of the restored church had been promised that they would escape it if they had been obedient in observing “to do all things whatsoever I have commanded her.”

Were they obedient?

No.

Have the Latter day saints escaped this scourge and oppression that is taking place.

No

The saints of the restored church were condemned in 1834 and they were rejected when they got to Nauvoo.

They had been promised in Nauvoo that they would not be moved out of their place if the repented and got the fulness of priesthood that had been “lost” and “taken away”, restored back to them. obedient. From Nauvoo they fled to the rocky mountains and from their the saints have migrated into all parts of the world. The saints of the apostate church are now a scattered people.

Ever since that time the latter day saints have been in a delusional la la land, living in a world of their own.

In fact, the prophet, seer, and revelator of the modern church is telling people to be good citizens and wear the ma*sks and get vac*cinated!!

He has become a poster child for modern science and modern medicine encouraging people to place their faith in the arm of flesh instead of calling upon the Lord through faith healings.

Are there any of the fringe groups that have escaped the vexation of this current scourge?

No.

The Brazilian golden plates folks, the Snufferites, The Joseph F. Smithites, the Utah Valley “Joseph is in a cave” folks and a thousand more fringe-group heretics claiming to have the spiritual fruits of the true gospel are all under bondage and suffering the oppression of this world-wide scourge that God is allowing the PTB to inflict on the world.

But even those narratives relating to the two passages of scripture above are not the main ones I want to focus on in this post.

Notice that it is at the time that this scourge, caused by and possibly enhanced by the rep*ort that vexes people begins going forth, that the Lord shall “rise up” and begin his “strange work” and bring to pass his “strange act“.

The signs are all around us.

Will you be found waiting and watching when the Lord of the house returns?


Both Versions of the Godhead in One Verse

February 14, 2021

The fact that there are two APPARENTLY contradictory versions of the first vision, gives critics of Joseph Smith a lot of indigestion.

I personally find it one of the amazing proofs of the truthfulness of the restoration and one of the great keys to understanding the mystery of Godliness.

Did “GOD” (singular) appear to Joseph Smith or did the FATHER and the SON (plural) appear to Joseph Smith?

I believe the answer is YES.

And I don’t see any contradiction.

I think both manifestations took place even though each version of the experience only focused on one aspect of the revealing of God.

Interestingly, it is the same exact controversy that Christians have been debating for centuries.

You have the same exact dilemma in the Bible.

There are countless passages that clearly prove that the Father and the Son are ONE GOD. They are ONE BEING. One personage.

At the same time, there are countless passages that clearly illustrate and prove that the Father and the Son are TWO SEPARATE and DISTINCT beings who literally have conversations with each other. Indeed the Father “SENDS” the Son and is “WELL PLEASED” with the son.

Because the human condition  with it’s limitations, finds it difficult to comprehend the magnificence and mystery of Godliness, most Christians simply choose which of the APPARENT options they feel comfortable with and believe it over the other one, while conflicted with the knowledge that there are passages of scripture that challenge their understanding of God.

I believe that Lectures on Faith in conjunction with other passages of scripture provides the key to demystifying the dilemma:

“There are two personages who constitute the great, matchless, governing and supreme power over all things—by whom all things were created and made, that are created and made, whether visible or invisible: whether in heaven, on earth, or in the earth, under the earth, or throughout the immensity of space—They are the Father and the Son: The Father being a personage of spirit, glory and power: possessing all perfection and fulness: The Son, who was in the bosom of the Father, a personage of tabernacle, made, or fashioned like unto man, or being in the form and likeness of man, or, rather, man was formed after his likeness, and in his image;—he is also the express image and likeness of the personage of the Father: possessing all the fulness of the Father..”

Modern revelation and ancient scripture build upon the above intelligence to inform us that Christ dwells within the Father and the Father dwells in the Son:

Section 93 illuminates the discussion with Christ declaring that-

“..I am in the Father, and the Father in me, and the Father and I are one-”

(see also John 1:18 and D&C 76:13)

My contention after studying Lectures and all related passages of scripture having to do with the nature of God and the passages referencing the Father and the Son, has been that the Father is indeed a personage of spirit that dwells in the personage of tabernacle that He created for His only begotten Son. Yet the Father and the Son, who are two intelligence’s within ONE PERSONAGE OF GOD, have the ability to separate from each other and communicate with each other when expedient to achieve their purposes in dealing with their creations.

There is a celestial synergy in their oneness that we will not comprehend until after we have been quickened.

The modern orthodox version teaches that the Father and the Son are ONE only in unified purpose.

However it is a cop-out to suggest that is the extent of their ONENESS. They are quite literally ONE in Mind and in physical tabernacle, even though they constitute two intelligences.

It is however important to realize that the Father has always been in the current state that he is in, while the Son has been added upon to achieve his current state.

I find it significant to note that the Father is the only Sovereign, Omnipotent, Supreme Being that is Self-Existent and that there are no other self-existent beings besides the Father that gain their power and authority from other beings besides the Eternal FAther, nor are their any other Self-Existent Gods apart from the Father. That is what is being communicated when God informs us that there are no other Gods BESIDE me.(Isaiah 45:5) The term “beside me” in that context refers to any being that functions independently outside of the Fathers power and domain.

The Father is not a created being like the Son who He “fashioned” in His own likeness. The Son and all other fashioned (created) beings derive their power and authority from the Father.

Yes the Son, and other sons of God can obtain the Fulness of the Father and and be filled with His power. Therefore through this mystical divine investiture, they can claim all of His attributes, but they have all been fashioned by the Father and derive their power from Him.

Getting back to the age-old controversy of whether the Father and the Son are One God (singular) or Two Gods (plural) I find the following scripture in Ether quite remarkable because rather than only depicting one aspect of the nature and character of God relative to the relationship between Father and Son, it is one of the very rare passages of scripture that incorporates the APPARENT contradiction within one single passage of scripture:

12 And whatsoever thing persuadeth men to do good is of me; for good cometh of none save it be of me. I am the same that leadeth men to all good; he that will not believe my words will not believe me—that I am; and he that will not believe me will not believe the Father who sent me. For behold, I am the Father, I am the light, and the life, and the truth of the world.

Yes, good only comes from Him..

and the Father sent him..

Oh, and by the way, He is the Father


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February 2, 2021

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Temporary Private Status of the Blog

January 28, 2021

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One of the reasons is so that I can get everyone’s attention about the newsletter. Another reason will probably be discussed in the newsletter.

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His Hands Shall Also Finish It Part 10

January 21, 2021

When I started this series I anticipated that it would have about three episodes, but it has taken on a life of its own.

I think I could easily do another ten episodes regarding Section 124, the Nauvoo Boarding House of the Lord, and the significance of Nauvoo as the cornerstone of Zion. The scriptures related to these topics are so pregnant with information.

I am going to take a break from the Psalms aspect of this series to address some other things in this series.

But first, a few house keeping issues:

A friend of mine in China just told me about PDFDRIVE. It is a site which offers free pdfs of selected books. I can only assume it is legal since it is openly mentioned and has not been taken down. For those of you that have been wanting to read Rough Stone Rolling by Bushman, you can download it free. I also just downloaded “Keeping a Secret: Freemasonry, Polygamy, and the Nauvoo Relief Society 1842-44” by Cheryl L. Bruno from this site. It is an interesting read.

Also, I recently watched a short documentary the other night about a woman that married a man from another third world culture. It really sobered me up about how materialistic and proud our completely distorted modern day Babylonian lifestyle really is. If you would like to have a reality check you may want to watch this.

We have entered the twilight zone

During the events of the last 12 months working up to the scam*demic and stol*en election there has been a convergence of very bizarre things taking place in America and the world which seem to have prophetic undertones. It is remarkable how many prophetic observations and prophecies made by John in the Book of Revelation have arguably come to pass, whether typologically or literally.

Additionally, we have seen current events that seem to point towards ci*vil war and possibly the fulfillment of the proclamation prophecy in Section 124. The signs of the times all around us are far too many to list in this post, but there are a few notable ones I want to mention at this time.

There is a video that has been floating around of the Po*pe making his appearance from an upper balcony at the Vatican in which he disappears into thin air while walking away. As usual, there are numerous theories offered for this strange video including the possibility of an editing quirk.. Another theory is that it was not really the Po*pe but rather a holographic image of the Po*pe. Hmm.. an image.

Distress of Nations

Shortly after election fr*aud technology experts announced that some of the voting machines were connected to the Internet and transmitting information to and from foreign countries such as China and Italy, we now have reports that the Italian government is on the brink of collapse. Interestingly there are reports of a number of resignations of high government officials around the world.

During this time of political upheaval in Italy, unconfirmed reports circulated around the Internet that the Vat*ican experienced a power blackout. Related stories claimed that the Po*pe had been arrested. While stories like these end up being false more often than not, they are sometimes projections of what some prophecy buffs seem to expect from certain public figures and institutions based on the desired fulfillment of prophecy.

“For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest”

We have previously talked about the fact that many hidden things have been coming to light (for those who are paying attention) thanks to whistle blowers like Snowden and Assange and others. The latest news on this topic is that President Trump has just declassified numerous documents having to do with everything from UFO reporting’s, to the Hu*nter Bid*on scandal to former President Obama’s involvement in the fake Russia accusations against President Trump.

Someone sent me a remarkable link hosted on https://linktr.ee/ which provided countless revealing unclassified documents but it has since been censored and taken down. (BTW, Tru*mp refused to par*don both Snowden and Assange before he left office which I think is just despicable and extremely revealing. He pardons Blackwater mercenary murderers and yet refuses to pardon people who truly deserve to be pardoned. It is another sign that he represents just another arm of the great whore. Trumptards who are putting their faith in the arm of flesh need to wake up and smell the coffee. Trump is part of the ene*my regardless of whether he was a plant from the beginning or whether he is part of the great whore that is waring among itself. Indeed, it will become increasingly clear as we continue our investigation of these topics that Trump has indeed been a Trojan horse tra*itor.

Secret Murders

Bill Clinton left a trail of de*ad bo*dies during his administration. Interestingly the mysterious mur*ders continue to this day. Five recently elected Republicans have died and ten Catholic Bishops have all died within a very short window of time. I mention this because one of the topics to be briefly discussed in the nexts post is that of “se*cret mur*ders“.

Military Communist take Over of Our Country

It was really remarkable to watch the hypocrisy of the trea*son*nous scoundrels who have stolen the election. In preparation for the inaug*uration for Joseph Biden the government has erected an unscalable wall around the capital. The radical left has just introduced a new bill to build a permanent security wall around the capital.

Interestingly, this is not the first time in history that the outgoing President refused to attend the inauguration of the incoming president.

Additionally they had 26,000 armed soldiers to guard the premises during the inauguration. Something is going on that has the radical left and deep state very paranoid. This will be revealed in future episodes. Although the mainstream narrative suggests that they are concerned about angry trump supporters, it would appear as if there is something else at play. The Trump supporters that were let into the Capitol Building do not pose a threat worthy of 26,000 troops. Again, we shall identify what the real reason is for these troops as this series continues.

One gets the feeling that something ominous is about to take place and that information that has been withheld is about to be revealed. In a recent video showing the trump family and friends at a party, the camera zoomed in on Trump and he held up a red fol*der and smiled. Sadly the video was taken down by youtube almost as quickly as it appeared, although there are other less obvious videos of Trump carrying the mysterious red fol*der.

On a recent roundtable discussion (start at 1:23) conducted by Charlene Bollin*ger, it was noted that in a CNN interview, a top mili*tary comm*ander told George Stephanopoulos that what is taking place is a “peaceful transition to military authority“. They pointed out that it is the military, not Biden that is ultimately in charge now. Naïve patriots are hoping that the military is still under President Trump, however I believe they are very naïve but it wouldn’t matter even if they were.

Another interesting video about the Hun*ter Bid*en laptop controversy can be seen here.

Here is are some interesting comments by Rush:

“I think they know that they are not – I gotta be very careful here in the words I choose. I think they know that this is something that’s been arranged rather than legitimately sought and won,” Limbaugh said on his national broadcast.

“They have not legitimately won it. Now, I’m on thin ice saying this. I’m making myself a target saying this, but I’ve been doing this for 30 years. And it’s really no different today than 30 years ago. No different than last week, in terms of the way I approach this. It’s almost a question of legitimacy.

“I’m almost of the mind that they know that there’s not a full-fledged legitimacy to this. But it doesn’t matter because they’re able to lie to themselves. They’re able to tell themselves stories. They really don’t have anybody there [at the inauguration] and they’ve got people replaced by 200,000 flags, 200,000 flags that have been placed on the Washington mall.”

There seems to be something bigger taking place beneath the surface of what appears to be taking place.

The Ominous Part of the Proclamation

One of the most prophetic aspects of section 124 is the proclamation of the gospel and of the cornerstone stake of Zion that is to go forth from the servants of God to all of the political leaders of the world.

This proclamation presumably is sent forth at a time when there is a pres*ident ele*ct from a U.S. presidential election. The proclamation will be prophetically inspired by the Holy Ghost and will reveal things that will BEFALL the kings and authorities of the world in a time to come.

Regarding the proclamation, at the time that it goes forth, the Lord says he is ABOUT to call upon the political leaders to give heed to the light and glory of Zion.

Did you catch that?

The proclamation puts all political authorities on notice that the kingdom of God has returned to earth and that it is the “set timeto favor her..

All of the authorities must prepare to submit to God’s kingdom or suffer the consequences.

When Christ said he did not come to bring peace, but a sword, he was referring to the 3rd watch when his army will make war with the kingdoms of the world.

This may give context to what is happening right now and why there is such a military buildup in Washington DC. (BTW the troops in Washington will be there until February 16)

Naturally, those authorities which refuse to repent and accept the gospel and submit to God’s kingdom will become rather defensive and angry and vengeful, desiring to maintain their power base. This could be why those in power are becoming very threatening and oppressive.

Just as Caesar felt threatened by the rumors of the birth of King Jesus during his time, corrupt leaders may be responding the same way right now.

This is why God admonishes his servants that send forth the proclamation to fear them not. The warning is that those political authorities that refuse to repent and submit will be LEFT WITHOUT EXCUSE and VISITED in the DAY OF VISITATION when the Lord will appoint the portion of the oppressor among hypocrites.

Virtually every political authority in high position is currently oppressing those that they have been given stewardship over.

They are doing this by limiting commerce, preventing people from earning a living, taking away God given rights through unjust laws and mandates, by forcing people to wear diapers on their faces, forcing them to take harmful and fictitious medical tests and preparing to force them to accept a very dangerous DNA altering vaccine. An underlying reason for this is to provide a pretext for a major financial re*set but the injections also promote transh*umanism and enables the PTB to influence the thinking of the masses.

The Lord has declared that it is “not right that any man should be in bondage one to another.”. One of the many reasons for the proclamation going forth when it does, is to rectify this problem of oppression and bondage.

The Book of Daniel and other scriptures inform us that the horn made war with the saints of the LDS restoration and prevailed against them, but when the Ancient of days comes, judgment will be given back to the saints and they will possess the kingdom.

Based on my imperfect interpretation of the scriptures and the current events taking place, I am now of the opinion that the servants have very possibly and probably returned and the proclamation has been sent forth. I believe that the political authorities are suppressing the knowledge of the proclamation they have received. I think there is a reason why the invitation has been sent forth to the oppressive political leaders of the world before the servants begin their work of sharing the gospel and beginning the gathering among the common folk.

I think that prudence is necessary at this time in the public comments that we make about this very serious and sacred work that has very possibly begun to go forth among political authorities.

The Book of Daniel informs us that at the time of the end “none of the wicked will understand but the wise shall understand“.

I have decided to suspend this series with regard to this public blog and continue it in a newsletter for those interested. It is obviously not important for you to be on my email list. All any of us need is the scriptures and the Holy Ghost to navigate these uncharted waters of end times events. The list is just for those that enjoy the interaction of discussing these things.

If you would be interested in being on the list of people to be included in the remainder of this series and other related topics, please send your email address to onewhoiswatching [at ] gmail dot com.

I am not sure if I will be using this blog site in the future.

Amazing things are happening in the earth at this time. I believe we are seeing the beginning of the merging together of two prophetic narratives in scripture. The beast narrative in the Book of Revelation is now chronologically emerging with and will parallel the gathering narrative and return of the kingdom of God narrative in modern revelation. Some of the virgins will enter into the chamber and live consecration, others will be told to go into the city to  buy and sell.

Keep Watching

PS

My sources tell me that there are a bunch of wingnuts down in happy valley that have concluded that they are the Lord’s servants from Joseph Smith’s generation. They apparently believe that the first labors of the last kingdom have returned to the earth through another mortal birth. (some sort of reincarnation or transmigration)

I guess they have a podcast, etc.

Apparently these wannabe’s worship at an alter on a mountain top having visions and visitations. They apparently look at pictures of historical figures of the LDS movement and look at themselves in the mirror to decide which servant they must be.

“I look like Oliver, I must be him!”

“I look like Sidney, I must be him!”

“I look like Lyman Wight, I must be him”

Etc., etc., etc.,

Apparently they read my blog to determine what actions they need to be taking to fulfill their prophetic roles LOL

Beware of these well meaning but confused brethren and pray for them.

His Hands Shall Also Finish it Part 1

His Hands Shall Also Finish it Part 2

His Hands Shall Also Finish it Part 3

His Hands Shall Also Finish it Part 4

His Hands Shall Also Finish it Part 5

His Hands Shall Also Finish it Part 6

His Hands Shall Also Finish it Part 7

His Hands Shall Also Finish it Part 8

His Hands Shall Also Finish it Part 9


His Hands Shall Also Finish It Part 9

January 15, 2021

The Old Testament speaks of “Cities of Refuge”:

They were “six Levitical towns in the Kingdom of Israel and the Kingdom of Judah in which the perpetrators of accidental manslaughter could claim the right of asylumMaimonides, invoking talmudic literature, expands the city of refuge count to all 48 Levitical cities.[1] Outside of these cities, blood vengeance against such perpetrators was allowed by law. The Bible names the six cities as being cities of refugeGolanRamoth, and Bosor, on the east (left bank) of the Jordan River, and KedeshShechem, and Hebron on the western (right) side. (Wiki)

Interestingly, modern revelation also speaks of cities of refuge in the end times, although with a different slant. Instead of providing refuge for those who have committed accidental manslaughter, they will provide refuge for every man that will not take his sword against his neighbor during a time of global unrest and civil war. (D&C 45)

Below is a keyword search on cities of refuge and the term refuge in general in the D&C:


Earlier in this series we noted that Hyrum Smith identified the cornerstone of Zion in Nauvoo as a place of refuge wherein the Lord would hide his elect from the indignation that will scourge the wicked;

 Hyrum paraphrased the prophecy of Isaiah to identify Nauvoo as the “hiding place“.

“..therefore tarry not in any place whatever, but come forth unto this place from all the world, until it is filled up, and polished, and sanctified according to my word, saith the Lord, come ye forth from the ends of the Earth, that I may hide you from mine indignation that shall scourge the wicked..”

Here is what Isaiah says:

20 ¶ Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.
21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.

Some people feel that there will be interim cities of refuge (tent cities) before the final gathering out to Zion. In fact, a non-member of the church had some strong impressions about cities of refuge while touring the Cardston Temple in 1921. (Ref)

With all of this in mind, I found it interesting when a friend from Missouri sent me a link about how Kosciusko County, Indiana is now a Constitutional Rights Sanctuary. The main website lists other cities that have become sanctuary cities. I noticed two cities in Idaho that are listed as sanctuary cities, Eagle Idaho and Kuna City Idaho.

“Rooms” in the Nauvoo Boarding House of the Lord

As previously touched on in this series, one of the interesting things about the Nauvoo House of the Lord is that it was to not only be a place for the weary traveler to contemplate the word of the Lord and seek His face, it was also to be a house wherein all of the leading presiding priesthood offices were to have “rooms“:

143 The above offices I have given unto you, and the keys thereof, for helps and for governments, for the work of the ministry and the perfecting of my saints.

144 And a commandment I give unto you, that you should fill all these offices and approve of those names which I have mentioned, or else disapprove of them at my general conference;

145 And that ye should prepare rooms for all these offices in my house when you build it unto my name, saith the Lord your God. Even so. Amen.

Rooms were to be prepared for the offices (officers) of the priesthood. This gives context to the use of the word room, when speaking about how William Law, was to be appointed, ordained, and anointed, as counselor unto Joseph Smith, in the priesthood “room” of Hyrum Smith.

91 And again, verily I say unto you, let my servant William be appointed, ordained, and anointed, as counselor unto my servant Joseph, in the room of my servant Hyrum, that my servant Hyrum may take the
office of Priesthood and Patriarch, which was appointed unto him by his father, by blessing and also by right;

92 That from henceforth he shall hold the keys of the patriarchal (evangelical) blessings upon the heads of all my people,
93 That whoever he blesses shall be blessed, and whoever he curses shall be cursed; that whatsoever he shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever he shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Whether or not the use of the terms “room” and “rooms” in section 124 relative to the Boarding House of the Lord, are used symbolically or literally is not really clear.

What does seem curious, is that Joseph Jr.’s assistant in the first presidency is to be ordained in Hyrum’s priesthood “room” instead of Joseph’s priesthood “room”.

Why?

Hyrum is being acknowledge as the highest priesthood officer in the church and kingdom.

Even higher than Joseph.

This passage of scripture is the first and only time in scripture that anyone is acknowledged as holding the “office of priesthood and patriarch” in those specific terms even though the office had clearly already been in existence.

Office of Priesthood??

What is that?

Even more curious is the fact that Hyrum’s ascension to the highest priesthood office in the church is declared to be valid based on two things-

  1. Being the oldest living son of Joseph Smith Sr.
  2. Having been ordained to the office by Joseph Smith Sr.

The following quote is from a patriarchal blessing given to Hyrum Smith by his Father, Joseph Smith Sr., on December 9th 1834

He shall stand in the tracks of his father and be numbered among those who hold the right of patriarchal priesthood, even the evangelical priesthood, and power shall be upon him that in his old age his name may be magnified on the earth. (Recorded by Oliver Cowdery)

Bottomline: Joseph Smith Sr., who had died several months previous to this revelation known as section 124, had previously held the same position that section 124 was declaring his son Hyrum to hold. Indeed, Hyrum was replacing his father in that patricarchal/evangelical ministry. Father Joseph Smith Sr. had been the highest presiding authority over the Church of the latter day saints, that Hyrum was being ordained to.

As it turns out, Father Smith had presided in the highest Evangelical /patriarchal priesthood position over the entire church of the latter day saints, for about six years before he died in September of 1840.

If you are new to this blog and have been steeped in the orthodox history of the church, you are probably having a huge brain-fart right now because you have never heard that Father Smith held such an esteemed position of authority over the entire church.

You may be thinking, “with all due respect, how could an old feeble man who was seldom heard from, have been presiding over Joseph Smith, Sidney Rigdon and the entire church?”

More on that later, however, it is critical for new readers to understand that from June of 1831 to December of 1834, Joseph Smith presided over the restored “Church of Christ” by the law of common consent as a high priest of the Melchizedek. That 3 1/2 year period is a prophetic period prophesied of in ancient scripture.

Following that 3 1/2 year period, the Lord pronounced the church leaders and members to be condemned and the church was downgraded in priesthood authority.

The Church of Christ was renamed the Church of the Latter day Saints and it was now presided over by lineal patriarchal priesthood hierarchy which is also referred to as “evangelical” priesthood authority.

The evangelical priesthood is determined based on lineage from father to son, and it is a lesser priesthood authority and power than that of Melchizedec priesthood which is not determined by the calling of God’s voice out of heaven.

Joseph Smith declared that

He later clarified the three orders of priesthood once the saints got to Nauvoo, after the saints had become condemned and downgraded in presiding priesthood authority. Several different accounts of Joseph’s discourse are provided below and all of them confirm that Melchizedek’s priesthood is greater than ,Abraham’s patriarchal priesthood.

The official history of the church contains this summary of the discourse relative to the three orders of priesthood-

3 grand orders of priesthood referred to here.
1st. King of Shiloam–power & authority over that of Abraham holding the key & the power of endless life.–… must sacrifice all to attain to the keys of the kingdom of an endless life… anointing & sealing–called elected and made sure without father &c. a priesthood which holds the priesthood by right from the Eternal Gods.–and not be descent from father and mother.
2d Priesthood, patriarchal authority finish that temple and god Will fill it with power.
3d Priesthood. Levitical

The above demenstrates that the highst priesthood is not based on lineal descent from father to son, rather it requires the sacrifice of all things

The following is from the journal entry of James Burgess:

Hebrewes 7 chap. Paul is here treating of three different preisthoods, namely the preisthood of Aron, Abraham, and Melchizedeck, Abraham’s preisthood was of greater power than Levi’s and Melchizedeck’s was of greater power than that of Abraham.

Here is the Journal entry of Franklin D. Richards confirming that the Melchizedek priesthood is greater than patriarchal priesthood and clarifying that it is a greater authority that that of patriarch or apostle-

There are 3 grand principles or orders of Priesthood portrayed in this chapter
1st Levitical which was never able to administer a Blessing but only to bind heavy burdens which neither they nor their father able to bear.
2 Abrahams Patriarchal power which is the greatest yet experienced in this church
3d That of Melchisedec who had still greater power even power of an endless life of which was our Lord Jesus Christ which also Abraham obtained by the offering of his son Isaac which was not the power of a Prophet nor apostle nor Patriarch only but of King & Priest to God to open the windows of Heaven and pour out the peace & Law of endless Life to man & No man can attain to the Joint heirship with Jesus Christ with out being administered to by one having the same power & Authority of Melchisedec..

 Understanding the distinction between high priests in the Melchizedek priesthood and those that officiate in the patriarchal priesthood, which also sometimes includes the designation of “high priest” is essential in understanding the significance of the priesthood order that is spoken of in section 124.

Hyrum Held Two Positions

Interestingly, the Lord also appointed Hyrum to be a prophet, seer and revelator unto the church just as Joseph and the other members of the presidency were.

94 And from this time forth I appoint unto him that he may be a prophet, and a seer, and a revelator unto my church, as well as my servant Joseph;

95 That he may act in concert also with my servant Joseph; and that he shall receive counsel from my servant Joseph, who shall show unto him the keys whereby he may ask and receive, and be crowned with the same blessing, and glory, and honor, and priesthood, and gifts of the priesthood, that once were put upon him that was my servant Oliver Cowdery;

96 That my servant Hyrum may bear record of the things which I shall show unto him, that his name may be had in honorable remembrance from generation to generation, forever and ever.

The fulness of the Mechizedek priesthood is not necessary to be a prophet, seer and revelator. Joseph functioned in that capacity shortly after John the Baptist restored the keys of the evangelical priesthood and several years before the higher priesthood was restored.

Getting back to the Nauvoo ear and section 124-

It may seem somewhat unusual that Hyrum was being asked to function in the first presidency as a prophet seer and revelator as well as to preside over it in the “office of priesthood and patriarch“, however, God was preparing to temporarily release Joseph from his calling in the first presidency per the succession prophecy contained in Section 43.

“..there is none other appointed unto you to receive commandments and revelations until he be taken, if he abide in me.

But verily, verily, I say unto you, that none else shall be appointed unto this gift except it be through him; for if it be taken from him he shall not have power except to appoint another in his stead.”

As documented in previous posts, Joseph did in fact resign from his position a few years later, as a prophet for the church.

Hence, the Lord was placing Hyrum in the batter’s box to create a seamless transition when Joseph would eventually acknowledge that he was no longer going to prophesy for the church.

Even though Hyrum was acting as the presiding patriarch and president over the first presidency and the entire church, he would need to be counselled by Joseph in learning how to receive revelation as a prophet seer and revelator.

This patriarchal order seems typological to ancient kingdoms in Israel. For instance, King David held the highest patriarchal priesthood office over his kingdom yet, the prophet Nathan seemed to have the highest gift of revelation and was the one that the word of the Lord to David often came through. He would deliver messages to David from the Lord. (notwithstanding David was also somewhat revelatory as well. )

But I digress.

In this episode, I wanted to address “priesthood rooms” in the Nauvoo Boarding House of the Lord and the office of “priesthood and patriarch“.

More specifically, I want to focus on the life of Father Joseph Smith Sr. relative to his role and contribution in the LDs restoration movement.

William’s Ordination was to Take Place
in Hyrum’s Room

If William Law was to be a counselor to Joseph Smith Jr., why was his ordination and anointing to take place in the “room” of Hyrum Smith, rather than the room of Joseph Smith Jr.?

Because Hyrum Smith was replacing his father in the office of “priesthood and patriarch” over the whole Church and as such, he was higher in the patriarchal (evangelical) order of the church than Joseph, Sidney or William.

Hence, the presiding elders of the first presidency were all under the priesthood direction of the Patriarch and President over the entire church, which was now Hyrum Smith.


At least symbolically, we know that the cornerstone stake of Zion and the Lord’s boarding house was to be polished with the refinement of a palace.

Imagine a majestic palace with lots of windows which represents many rooms in the palace.

Why many rooms?

Because countless strangers from the seed of Abraham would be accepting the gospel and coming to seek the face of the Lord.


Some of those rooms pertained to priesthood offices and would possibly have smaller rooms or compartments within them.


This series has taken us through quite an evolution in our perception of the Nauvoo Boarding house, from perceiving it to be a small motel that accepts credit cards from non-believers, to the magnificent and majestic palace and pavilion of the Lord wherein only those that are worthy will be crowned with honor and glory once inside.

Again, this of course may seem confusing to those that have been indoctrinated in the orthodox history of the church.

If in fact Hyrum was higher in evangelical administrative leadership than Joseph, by virtue of being the eldest living son of Joseph Smith Sr., and also by virtue of the fact that he had been ordained by Joseph Smith Sr., then this begs the question, when and how did Joseph Smith Sr. become so important and higher up in priesthood authority than Joseph Smith?

We find ourselves needing to dig a little deeper into the history of the church and into the life and role of Father Smith to get the proper context of what is going on here.

Understanding these principles are requisite for understanding the priesthood organization of the church and also what is being communicated in section 124.

Over the years I have felt impressed to focus on and pay tribute to various historical figures in the LDS restoration movement. I did this primarily because I felt they did not get adequate recognition and a fair reporting of their contribution to the movement from the orthodox history of the church. Additionally, we need to understand the Lord’s promises about these men returning to fulfill their callings.

Among these personalities were Sidney Rigdon, William Law and Lyman Wight, three of my favorite heroes of the LDS restoration movement. While the orthodox history paints them as villains and traitors that did not endure to the end, I consider them to be heroes. They will be among the first laborers of the last kingdom who will return to initiate the final gathering to Zion.

In this post, we shall focus on another hero of mine that does not get the credit he deserves.

Like many historical figures, Joseph Smith Sr. is not adequately portrayed by historians.

Like the others listed, he played a remarkable role that has not been properly characterized and acknowledged.

LDS.org provides a rather short bio on Father Smith that highlights the following facts about his life and contribution to the Lord’s work

  • Father of 11 children
  • Business bankruptcy of his ginseng root venture
  • Resistance of organized religion
  • One of the Eight Witnesses of the Book of Mormon
  • Labored on the Kirtland Temple
  • Attended the School of the Prophets
  • Served as member of the high council
  • Served as assistant counselor in First Presidency
  • Called as Patriarch to the Church

While everything in the above bullet points are true, they do not paint a valid and complete picture of his real contribution to the work nor do they adequately emphasize his role as the president of the church for six years after the fulness of the priesthood was lost and the church was condemned by the Lord.

My Attorney Friend

The reason I decided to focus on Joseph Smith Sr. in this episode is because of a very emotional phone call that I got from an attorney friend of mine about three months ago which I have not been able to get off of my mind.

My friend began the phone call by asking if I had read the book Rough Stone Rolling by Richard Bushman.

I informed him that I had but it was a long time ago.

I pulled it off my bookshelf and brushed off the dust and opened it, noticing countless notations that I had previously made in it but forgotten about.

He then asked if he could read a few pages out of it to me beginning at the end of page 261

These pages contained a historical sketch of Father Smith’s life and revealed in great clarity the business failures and poverty he experienced which led to a serious problem with an alcohol addiction.

Bushman is considered a top-notch LDS historian, but unlike most active LDS church historians, he does not attempt to sanitize the history. He pulls no punches when relating the cold hard facts of history.

As my friend began reading about Father Smith’s life to me, he began to weep several times.

I was really touched by the eloquence in which Bushman described the painful life of Father Smith, as well as my friend’s emotional response to it.

In the narrative, it is mentioned that Joseph Smith Jr. ordained his father to be Patriarch of the Church and it acknowledges the fact that there is a dispute among historians as to whether this ordination took place in December of 1833 or December of 1834.

Most orthodox histories place his ordination in December of 1833 which is erroneous. More on that later.

But for now, I want to provide a few short snippets from Bushman’s book that my friend read to me which paint a rather bleak picture of Father Smith’s life.

Bushman begins with the blessing Father Smith received from his son Joseph to lay the foundation-

“Although couched in formal language, Joseph’s blessing on Joseph Sr. expressed the feelings of a son for a father who had suffered repeated defeats. This was a man who had lost one farm when his storekeeping business failed, who had been reduced to tenancy for fourteen years while his children were young, and then lost a second farm when he missed the mortgage payments.

Fifty-eight years old when the Church was organized, Joseph Sr. was back in tenancy, with no house or land to call his own. Defeated by the rigors of the economic order he was told by his son he would be a prince over his posterity. “Blessed of the Lord is my father, ” Joseph said, “for he shall stand in the midst of his posterity and shall be comforted by their blessings when he is old and bowed down with years and he shall be called a prince over them.”..

Whatever else Joseph Sr. lacked, “his seed shall rise up and call him blessed… his name shall be had in remembrance to the end”

The summation of Joseph Sr.’s life above, arguably paints him as a miserable failure. But the happy news that Bushman want to emphasis is that his seed will rise up and call him blessed, thanks to a blessing from a compassionate son.

Bushman goes on to suggest that Sr.’s life had to be redeemed by his sons-

Joseph Smith Sr. seemed to understand that his sons had redeemed his life. When he blessed Joseph and hyrum in December 1834, he thanked them for enduring the hardships of their early lives. Hyrum, Joseph Sr. said, had “born the burthen and heat of the day” and “labored much for the good of thy father’s family.”The father was grateful for Hyrum’s kindness in tolerating Joseph Sr.’s weakness.

“Thou hast always stood by thy father, and reached forth the helping hand to lift him up, when he was in affliction, and though he has been out of the way through wine, thou has never forsaken him, nor laughed him to scorn.” Joseph’s Sr.’s candid words speak the sorrows of a failing father in a cruel time. Besides his business failures, his weakness for wine brought him down and opened him to the scorn of his won children. Joseph was grateful that his sons did not laugh; “For all these kindnesses the Lord my God will bless thee”

In return, he could bless Hyrum with “the same blessings with which Jacob blessed his son Joseph, for thou art his true descendent.” He could not give his son wealth, but he could say “thy posterity shall be numbered with he house of Ephraim, and with them thou shalt stand up to crown the tribes of Israel.”

Him..

According to Bushman, Joseph Smith Sr. seemed to realize that his sons had redeemed his life.

Really?

His life was so pathetic and his contribution to the work so miniscule that it needed to be redeemed by his sons?

Bushman authoritatively opines:

Joseph Smith Sr. could make these promises because Joseph Smith Jr. had given him priesthood, while the father had given his son only hardship.

Ouch!

Father Smith could only offer hardship.

He brought nothing of value to the table.

I ask you, was it Joseph that decided give Father Smith priesthood through pity, because he was a looser, in an effort to restore some semblance of dignity in his life or was it the Lord giving Father Smith priesthood keys which were legitimately deserved by right, handed down from the fathers?

Was “hardship” and humiliation really the only contribution that Father Smith made to his sons and the work of the Lord the Smith family was involved with?

Bushman continues-

Joseph Sr.’s blessing on Joseph Jr. acknowledged that “thou has suffered much in thy youth, and the poverty and afflictions of thy father’s family have been a grief to thy soul.”

Joseph Jr. had mourned his family’s humiliations and assumed responsibility for lifting them from their low state. “Thou has stood by thy father, and like Shem, would bave covered his nakedness, rather than see him exposed to shame”

Yes, being the son of an accused drunkard and living in poverty was obviously humiliating, but seriously, was hardship all that Father Smith had offered?

Bushman’s historical sketch of Father Smith presented him as a pathetic useless eater, addict that contributed but pain and embarrassment to his family and nothing substantial to the work of the Lord.

One gets the opinion that the calling Joseph gave his Father was a symbolic, honorary calling of no real substance. At best Father Smith was a placeholder.

While I appreciate that Bushman has a good heart and wants to illustrate the pain that the Smith Family had over Father Smith’s business failures, depression and alcohol addition, I beg to differ with the overall characterization of Father Smith as a failure with very little serious contribution to the work.

In previous blogs we have uncovered an astounding backstory that has been lost or deliberately obscured to the orthodox history.

One of the remarkable discoveries that has surfaced is that the Melchizedek priesthood was not restored in 1829 by Peter James and John, rather it was restored in June 5th 1831 by the voice of God from heaven, at the special conference at the Morley Farm.

That began a 3 ½ year period when the fulness of the Gospel was on the earth, ending on December 5th 1834 when God revealed that both the leaders and members of the restored church had been condemned!

Why is this 3 ½ year period significant when reviewing the role of Father Smith?

Because once you realize that his ordination took place the day after the Church was condemned and told they must have a REFORMATION IN ALL THINGS, the significance of Father Smith’s ordination becomes obvious.

The church was no longer being presided over by Melchizedek Priesthood once the church was condemned on December 5 1834. It was now being presided over by the Patriarch of the Evangelical Priesthood, namely Father Joseph Smith Sr.

That is why the research of Quinn is so earth shattering important!

Thanks to the detective work of historian Michael Quinn, we now know the true date of this ordination did not take place in December of 1833, it took place on December 6th 1834, one day after the fulness was taken from the saints and the Lord declared that the church was under condemnation.

It took place one day after the Lord said that there must be a REFORMATION IN ALL THINGS (including the priesthood order of the church).

Here are some of the observations and conclusions that Quinn makes in identifying the true date of the ordination:

“The traditional account of this office traces its beginnings to 18 December 1833, when Smith is said to have ordained his father, Joseph Smith, Sr. However, as is the case with other details in the traditional history, this dating is incorrect.

Again, the confusion comes out of changes made in earlier documents. historians have long acknowledged complications associated with this dating.. Cowdery’s introduction to the blessing book describes Joseph Sr. being ordained first a president of the priesthood and then a patriarch. Cowdery goes on to describe meetings in December of 1834 rather than December 1833 which match these particulars. According to Cowdery, on 6 December 1834 Smith, Rigdon, and Williams ordained Joseph Sr. and Hyrum Smith “presidents of the high priesthood. ”

Because Cowdery had been ordained “assistant” (associate) president on 5 December 1834, he was able to assist in ordaining the elder Smith as patriarch a day later along with other members of the presidency-Joseph Jr., Rigdon, and Williams.

Three days later on 9 December 1834 “Joseph Smith, Senior, a Patriarch, and President of the high Priesthood .. pronounced” blessings “upon his children, assembled at the house of his son Joseph.” Why would Joseph Smith, Sr., have waited over a year to pronounce his first blessing if he had ben ordained patriarch in 1833?… It was on 6 December 1834 not 18 December 1833- that Smith ordained his father a president and patriarch.. holding the keys of the patriarchal priesthood over the Kingdom of God on earth, even the Church of the Latter day Saints”

I might add that in addition to the historical detective work of Quinn, there is another glaring piece of evidence embedded within the blessing that Joseph Smith Jr. gave to his father.

In it, Father Smith was told that he would hold the ” keys of the patriarchal priesthood over
the Church of the Latter day Saints”

Did you catch that?

Father Smith was to hold the priesthood keys over the “church of the latter day saints

The name of the church was not changed from the “church of Christ” to the “church of the latter day saints” until May 3rd 1834. Before that time, the term never existed in the history of the church. That proves categorically that the ordination had to have taken place AFTER the erroneous date of December 18 1833.

Clearly, the erroneous assumption that the ordination took place in 1833 is easily proven false even without the more detailed research and observations of Quinn, although Quinn’s research is critical in identifying the exact date.

This is what the Lord said in a revelation given on December 5th 1834 just prior to Oliver Cowdery’s ordination into an office in the Church of the Latter day Saints is provided below:

‘Verily,  condemnation resteth upon you, who are appointed to lead my Chu[r]ch,  and to be saviors of men: and also upon the church: And there must needs be a  repentance and a refor[m]ation among you, in all things..” See Joseph Smith Papers

The higher Melchizedek priesthood which had been restored 3 ½ years earlier at the conference at the Morley Farm was lost because the saints had failed to live the law of consecration and the fulness of the gospel, and the leaders and members of the church were pronounced by the Lord to be under condemnation. This means that the Melchizedek priesthood was no longer presiding over the Church.

Further, the saints needed to have a reformation in all things, including the priesthood and priesthood structure by which it was governed.

Joseph Sr. was not just being given some honorary calling as a patriarch by Joseph Smith out of sympathy or to restore his reputation. Father Smith was literally being called of God to preside over the church at the highest level of evangelical priesthood!!

The Melchizedekian priesthood was no longer presiding over the church. It was now Patriarchal priesthood that was presiding.

Father Smith was not just being called to be a patriarch over his family or over a stake, he was being called to preside over the entire church and kingdom.

He would “be numbered among those who hold the right of patriarchal priesthood, even the keys of that ministry

So shall it be with my father: he shall be called a prince over his posterity, holding the keys of the patriarchal priesthood over the kingdom of God on earth, even the Church of the Latter Day Saints;

A little tid-bit in church history that few people pay much attention to or realize the significance of, is the fact that a few years later when the dedication of the Kirtland temple took place, it was Father Joseph Smith Sr that sat in the highest seat in the administrative temple pulpit!

“In the seating in the Kirtland temple, Joseph Sr. sat in the highest pulpit above his son.” (pg 263 Rough Stone)

Why?

Because in addition to his position as the Patriarch over the entire church, Father Smith was also the President over the entire church and held the keys of the evangelical/patriarchal kingdom of God on earth.

It should be remembered that evangelical priesthood is handed down from father to son by the literal descendants of the chosen seed. In addition, one must be identified and called by revelation:

39 It is the duty of the Twelve, in all large branches of the church, to ordain evangelical ministers, as they shall be designated unto them by revelation—

40 The order of this priesthood was confirmed to be handed down from father to son, and rightly belongs to the literal descendants of the chosen seed, to whom the promises were made.

41 This order was instituted in the days of Adam, and came down by lineage in the following manner: (D&C 107)

This explains why the Lord Justified Hyrum’s calling to take the office of priesthood and patriarch based on the fact that he held the right of his father, Joseph Smith Sr. by calling and by lineal right:

that my servant Hyrum may take the office of Priesthood and Patriarch, which was appointed unto him by his father, by blessing and also by right;

92 That from henceforth he shall hold the keys of the patriarchal blessings upon the heads of all my people,

93 That whoever he blesses shall be blessed, and whoever he curses shall be cursed; that whatsoever he shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever he shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. (D&C 124)

I want to say that I think brother Bushman did a magnificent job of describing the pain that Father Smith and his boys felt about his business failures, depression and struggle with alcohol.

However my frustration is that only part of the story is being told about the true magnificence and importance of Father Smith’ role and contribution in the work of the Lord.

I want to suggest that both the bio of Joseph Smith Sr on LDS.org as well as the one written by brother Bushman in Rough Stone Rolling really missed the boat in describing the huge role that Father Smith played in the restoration Movement.

Notice the chronological profundity of the following dated sequence of three major events that took place directly after the fulness of the gospel was rejected.

On December 5 1834 the Lord declares the church to be under condemnation

On December 6th 1834 Father Smith is ordained as President and Patriarch of the Church

On December 9th 1834 Father Smith gives his children patriarchal blessings and Joseph’s blessing reveals that he will


It is notable that patriarchs were not called in the church until towards the end of the 3 ½ year period when the fulness was on the earth, another validation that the priesthood structure of the church was being restructured.

Was Father Smith a Type of Noah?

Ok, Just about everything that we have covered about Joseph Smith Sr and the reorganization of the church priesthood hierarchy up to this point is probably yesterday’s news to many old time readers of this blog. However, I want to point something out to you that you may not have pondered before.

Have you ever noticed that Joseph Smith Sr. likened himself to Noah in both the patriarchal blessing to Joseph Jr. AND Hyrum?

Joseph Sr blessing to Hyrum
December 9 1834
Joseph Sr Blessing the Joseph Jr.
December 9 1834
“..thou hast always stood by thy father and reached forth the helping hand to lift him up when he was in affliction; and though he has been out of the way through wine?, thou hast never forsaken him, nor laughed him to scorn,.. “..Thou hast stood by thy father, and like Shem, would have covered his nakedness, rather than see him exposed to shame: when the daughters of the Gentiles laughed..”

Many critics have lambasted Father Smith for being an alcoholic and used that to assassinate his character.

First of all, I think it is interesting that Christians and Mormons can marginalize the seriousness of Noah’s alcohol indulgence while taking a much less charitable view of Father Smith’s.

Why is this?

If a high-profile ancient prophet/patriarch thousands of years ago was a winebibber, it is no big deal. We can cut him some slack. But if it is done by someone in relatively recent times, who is not publicly known for a substantial contribution to the Lord’s work, it is a glaring condemnation on the man’s character.

I suppose some would suggest that Father Smith was just using Noah’s penchant for wine as a justification of his own, to marginalize his actions.

Others see the Noah comparison that Father Smith made about himself as a legitimate one to emphasize the humiliation that Father Smith felt and the empathy and loyalty that his sons showed him.

I believe the comparison is deeper than that.

I actually believe that the great prophet/patriarch Noah and the great patriarch/prophet Joseph Smith Sr., had something more in common with each other.

I want to suggest that Father Smith and his associates acted as latter day intercessors just as Noah and his family did.

Dispensational Transition Points

Let me suggest that throughout religious history there have been prophets and patriarchs that have stood in the gap as intercessors during dispensational transition points.

My use of the term dispensational transition points has reference to any point in time when God’s relationship with his people significantly changes. Regardless of whether that change is positive or negative.

For instance at one point during Moses ministry, the Lord declared that he was going to wipe the children of Israel off of the earth in his hot displeasure. At that time, Moses stood in the gap as an intercessor to prevent that from happening at that time.

That would be an example of a transition point in God’s relationship with his people.

On the other hand, Enoch stood in the gap during a time when God’s people were transitioning from a fallen state to a Zion state.

That is also an example of a transition point.

Now, getting back to Father Smith and Noah-

Noah stood in the gap at a time when the inhabitants that he had preached to ultimately rejected the gospel and God decided to destroy all flesh from off the face of the earth. During this dispensational transition point, Noah and a handful of people entered the ark and eventually facilitated in the peopling of the earth.

Noah warned those that got destroyed. He saved enough souls to people the earth again.

The atonement statute in Leviticus 16 and many other related passages alludes to the fact that Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon and others would jointly offer an intercession during a dispensational transition point.

In past posts we have talked about the amazing role of Joseph and Sidney and we have speculated as to who some of the others were, such as Hyrum and Oliver, etc.

However, I have never really considered Father Smith to have been one of them until I realized Father Smith’s role in the revised leadership of the church after the church was condemned.

Clearly, Father Smith played a significant role during a dispensational transition point.

Getting back to the Noah pattern, notice what the Lord said during Noah’s ministry, shortly before he wiped the inhabitants of the world from off the face of the earth

And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth. Gen 6:12

The earth was corrupt before God; and it was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and behold, it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted its way upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence; and behold, I will destroy all flesh from off the earth. (Gen 8:17-18)

Look at the similar verbiage used before the 3 ½ years when the fulness was on the earth:

For all flesh is corrupted before me; and the powers of darkness prevail upon the earth, among the children of men, in the presence of all the hosts of heaven—

12 Which causeth silence to reign, and all eternity is pained, and the angels are waiting the great command to reap down the earth, to gather the tares that they may be burned; and, behold, the enemy is combined. (D&C 38)

That passage is very similar to the ones at the time of Noah which preceded the flood. It was given on January 2 1831 about a ½ year before the fulness was restored to the earth.

Now look at the following declaration by the Lord on July 23 1837, about 2 ½ years after the fulness was taken form the earth.

23 Verily, verily, I say unto you, darkness covereth the earth, and gross darkness the minds of the people, and all flesh has become corrupt before my face.

24 Behold, vengeance cometh speedily upon the inhabitants of the earth, a day of wrath, a day of burning, a day of desolation, of weeping, of mourning, and of lamentation; and as a whirlwind it shall come upon all the face of the earth, saith the Lord.

25 And upon my house shall it begin, and from my house shall it go forth, saith the Lord;

These ominous pronouncements demonstrate that the saints were in a severe state of darkness prior to the restoration of the fulness and then returned to it after the fulness was taken. However, it also demonstrates that a dispensational transition point similar to the one Noah was involved with, took place when Father Smith intervened to lead the church after the church fell into condemnation.

In the case of Noah, the inhabitants of the world were destroyed. In the case of Father Smith, an intercession took place which prevented the world from being destroyed.

Although we often credit Joseph and Sidney as being the two primary intercessors, I think it is fair to say that Father Smith and others played a huge role as well. In my view, his comparison to Noah is deeper and more complex than historians give credit for.

Father Smith was Quite Revelatory

In closing I would point out that if in fact patriarchal blessings can be considered “revelations”, then Father Smith was among the most revelatory brethren in the restoration movement. He gave many patriarchal blessings.

To get a feel for the depth of his soul, one should read the many blessings that he gave.

One of the most revelatory blessings that Father Smith gave was on July 20th 1840 just a few months before he died. In that patriarchal blessing given to Robert D Foster, he very possibly prophesied about brother Fosters future involvement in the Nauvoo Expositor four years later. He also reveals that he will be one of the servants of the Lord that returns during the end times:

thou mayest have many aff[l]ictions, and trials, but the Lord will deliver thee from them all, if thou will put thy trust in him, and look unto him with full purpose of heart, be patient, for in Patience we possess our Souls,

.thy enemies will rage, and persecute thee, and foam out their own Shame, and Shall See the error of their ways, and be constrained, to acknowledge their error..

.. the Lord has a great work for thee, if faithful to do all his will, and keep all his commandments, thou art of the tribe of Joseph and of the Seed of Ephraim, being of the household of faith, and entitled to all the Blessings of our forefathers, and the Blessings Shall be upon thee and on thy posterity forever, thou Shall instruct thy companion, if living and gain her, into the kingdom, many of her friends Shall obey the truth, thou must yet go to the west, to the north and to the South, thou Shall yet travel to the east, thou Shall Sail on the ocean, thou Shall cross the mighty deep, thou Shall preac[h] to Captains at Sea, and Baptise them in the briny deep,

thou Shall speak to the raging Sea, and its angry waves Shall be Still the winds Shall be Still at thy bidding, Angels Shall minister to thee if thou will exercise faith sufficient to Stand the[i]r appearing thou Shall hear the voice of God, thy mind Shall be enlarged thy understanding Shall grow, thou Shall Stand to see great thing[s] take place, thou Shalt behold thousands fall by the Sword, and hundreds perish in famine, thou Shall See many widows, and the orphans left destitute, but thou Shall have power to take up the orphans and provid[e] for them, for god will be with thee and thou Shall have means to do good,

I bless them with the choice Blessings of Joseph, thy Name is written in heaven, and enrol[l]ed amongst the Sanctified, thou Shall be one of the hundred and forty and four thousand, I seal all these blessings upon the[e] if thou art faithful to walk in obedience, and keep all the commandments of God and I seal thee against the destroyer, and the Devil, and all delusion Spirits, and the destroying Angle [Angel] Shall pass by thee I seal [thee] up to Eternal life in the name of Jesus Christ Even So Amen”

Praise God for Father Joseph Smith Sr., one of the great men of the kingdom.


His Hands Shall Also Finish It Part 8

January 8, 2021

Wednesday January 6th was a remarkably historic day.

Usually when a group of consp*irators get together to commit trea*son it is secretly, in a smoke-filled room; a secret chamber so to speak. However, after weeks of compelling testimony proving ele*ction fra*ud in various states these folks took the opportunity on a public stage in front of the entire world to cer*tify the election.

Interestingly, the latest find by technopatriots is that Italy was also involved. Yep, according to some reports, the Va*tican was involved. It is probably just a coincidence that the Book of Mormon identifies the Vatican as the foundation of Satan’s earthly establishment.

For his part in this historic occasion, VP Pence was awarded his silver “token” through the special masonic han*dshake. Naturally, some people still hope for a miracle.

Since I do not accept Trump as the Cyrus type from the  Isaiah prophecy and I acknowledge that he has been complicit in promoting the  fake pandemic, false PSR reports, deadly vaccination, proliferation of 5*-G and the recent pardon of four convicted murderers (Black Water mercenaries), I don’t necessarily have a huge horse in the race.

We live in incredible times.

Joseph’s Curious Statement in his draft of the Proclamation

There is a very talented artist that is mentioned in LDS church history that was born on April 6th.

He also died on April 6th.

His paintings and architecture are famous around the world.

His association with the restoration movement takes place during the Nauvoo era.

Do you know who I am talking about?

Actually, he did not live during the Nauvoo era, he is only mentioned one time very briefly by Joseph Smith during that time.

This was brought to my attention by a reader of this blog.

In one of the comments to this series a reader shared something that I had missed in the draft of the proclamation by Joseph Smith that we have previously reviewed. It had to do with a famous artist that I have never heard of.

The comment was made when I asked the reader who was from another country how he envisioned being gathered to Nauvoo when the set time of the final gathering begins.

This was his reply:

How do I think the gathering will go for us outside the US? Listen, if renaissance Art master Raphael gets to go to Nauvoo then I’m going as well. I couldn’t believe it when his name popped up in Joseph’s first draft of the proclamation. He was catholic and painted a series of large frescoes for pope Julius the 2nd. Google The School of Athens for one of his most famous works. He died when he was 37…about Joseph’s age when he died.

How did I miss that little gem when I was reading the draft of the proclamation that Joseph wrote?

For one thing, I had never heard of the the Painter Raphael, or the  pencil of Raphael.

That’s how well-read and cultured I am.

I suspect that another reason I missed it is because I assumed the proclamation was making mention of the angel Raphael mentioned in Section 128

21 And again, the voice of God in the chamber of old Father Whitmer, in Fayette, Seneca county, and at sundry times, and in divers places through all the travels and tribulations of this Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints! And the voice of Michael, the archangel; the voice of Gabriel, and of Raphael, and of divers angels, from Michael or Adam down to the present time, all declaring their dispensation, their rights, their keys, their honors, their majesty and glory, and the power of their priesthood; giving line upon line, precept upon precept; here a little, and there a little; giving us consolation by holding forth that which is to come, confirming our hope!

Upon further investigation, it appears as if my reader is correct. Joseph Smith was actually referring to the famous, Catholic painter and architect, Raphael Sanzio.

Here is the text in question from the unfinished draft of the proclamation-

Hasten then to Zion! and contribute to the erection of temples, sanctuaries, and palaces, such as this world never saw – [illegible] with their walls finished with th[e] pencil of Raphahel
[sic; Raphael] decorated with gold, and pearls, and precious stones, beautified by the finger of God.

Seriously?

Joseph Smith is making reference to the famous Catholic painter Raphael who lived from 1483 to 1520 ?!?!

“A leading figure of Italian High Renaissance classicism, Raphael is best known for his “Madonnas,” including the Sistine Madonna, and for his large figure compositions in the Palace of the Vatican in Rome.”


How likely is it that Raphael was born on April 6th 1483 and died April 6th 1520 .

Is that just a coincidence or is God winking at us and giving us a sign that this guy is a player?

How curious that of all the famous painters, sculptors and architects that have done notable work for the Vatican and other cities with buildings of antiquity, he is the one that Joseph Smith chose to include in his draft.

How did Joseph Smith even know about Raphael?

Were the works of this type all that well known among the saints in Nauvoo?

Which books were available to Joseph Smith to read about this historic figure and why was Joseph Smith taking the time to read about such things with everything else that was taking place in his life?

Interestingly part of the sentence about Raphael seems to have an illegible word or words in it which puts us at a contextual disadvantage, although it is likely a word or words like “tabernacle”, “temples “palace” or “sanctuary” that Raphael’s paintings will be in.

I guess the point being made is that this amazing boarding house that the Lord will live in, will be perhaps the most splendid structure (or group of structures) the world has ever known, both inside and outside.

Was Joseph speaking metaphorically or literally about the future presence and/or work of this historic figure?

Was he speaking prophetically about him?

Of all the notable figures in history that might have been used as an example in the draft, at the set time in Nauvoo, including famous reformers like Luther, Calvin and Knox, why a famous Vatican painter?

Will Raphael Sanzio show up in Nauvoo when the strange work restores people from the dead?

I suppose one could argue that the text is stating that the saints from Rome may bring with them remnants of the works of Raphael when they bring other antiquities.

26 And send ye swift messengers, yea, chosen messengers, and say unto them: Come ye, with all your gold, and your silver, and your precious stones, and with all your antiquities; and with all who have knowledge of antiquities, that will come, may come, and bring the box tree, and the fir tree, and the pine tree, together with all the precious trees of the earth;

27 And with iron, with copper, and with brass, and with zinc, and with all your precious things of the earth; and build a house to my name, for the Most High to dwell therein.

ANTIQ’UITYnoun [Latin antiquitas.]
5. The remains of ancient times. In this sense it is usually or always plural. Antiquities comprehend all the remains of ancient times; all the monuments, coins, inscriptions, edifices, history and fragments of literature, offices, habiliments, weapons, manners, ceremonies; in short, whatever respects any of the ancient nations of the earth.

Is it possible that Joseph was shown in vision some of the antiquities that will be brought to Nauvoo?

On the other hand, perhaps Joseph had seen in vision some of the historic players that would return.

After all, if he could entertain his family for hours telling them about people and events that lived anciently during Book of Mormon and New Testament times because of his prophetic and visionary experiences, why couldn’t he look into the future and see some of the notable historical individuals that will be in Nauvoo when ancient civilizations are restored in the flesh?

Heck, for all I know, Raphael Sanzio is also the angel Raphael.(1452–1519)


Another possibility is that Joseph’s eyes were covered at that time that he wrote the Proclamation draft and he was delusional.

You decide-

Continuing with Psalms-

When I first began this series on Nauvoo and then realized how profoundly and repeatedly the narratives in Psalms address the coming gathering to the cornerstone of Zion, I simply began skimming and looking at the previously highlighted passages that might apply.

At first, I saw much repetition and wanted to move even faster through the book, however, after a while, I actually began to slow down and read even the non-highlighted verses because I was realizing that the passages were putting me in a very meditative if not hypnotic state. They were helping me to achieve a state of mild bliss in refocusing my attention on God and how in charge he is.

I encourage readers of this blog to not just read my observations but to take the time to read every verse for yourselves while seeking greater confidence in the Lord as we pass further into the current global conflict which is leading us to the final restoration and gathering.

In an earlier post I posed the question, will the day of the Lord begin with something very dramatic and identifiable such as a loud sound or shaking of the earth or sign in the heavens?

Clearly there are passages that indicate that those signs are associated with the Day of the Lord.

On the other hand, we are also told that “the coming of the Lord draweth nigh and it overtaketh the world as a thief in the night”

Although we have been conditioned to think that such passages are always referring to the last coming of the Lord in the clouds of heaven, in glory, I would suggest that some of them may be referring to when He comes in secret during the third watch.

Psalms 27

In a grand scale, prophesy informs us that God’s people will be encompassed about by the armies that reject the proclamation.

Psalms 27 takes this to a more personal level with a Psalm about this eventuality in the singular. How many of us have not felt very much alone like the enemy had encamped around us individually?

1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

3 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

While clearly transitioning the prophetic theme into a singular context, the narrative stays the same, even including the theme of how the attacking enemy will stumble and fall into the pit they had digged.

The next passages cover much of what we have already covered from other passages.

Without the knowledge that God’s elect will LITTERALLY dwell in a boarding house, the following passage would seem metaphorical.

4 One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.

Yet we now know from section 124 and related passages that dwelling in the House of the Lord will be a literal event.

The latter day seed of Abraham otherwise referred to as “strangers” in a strange land that repent, will enter into the Nauvoo Boarding House which, according to section 124 will be “polished with the refinement which is after the similitude of a palace“, wherein the Lord resides.

We will request admittance to “seek his face” and “inquire” and be taught by Him.

Sadly, some requesting admittance will not be permitted to enter by the governor of the House who will see into their souls, weigh them in the balance and find them wanting.

This reminds me of the discernment that Peter demonstrated when Ananias and his wife Sapphira lied about laying all of their gold and silver at the feet of the apostles.

I am also reminded of the following passages:

37 Behold, I, the Lord, have made my church in these last days like unto a judge sitting on a hill, or in a high place, to judge the nations.

38 For it shall come to pass that the inhabitants of Zion shall judge all things pertaining to Zion.

39 And liars and hypocrites shall be proved by them, and they who are not apostles and prophets shall be known.

All sorts of people will come to Zion including liars, hypocrites and adulterers. Many of these people lift themselves up and seek to teach others about the gospel while living secret lives that are quite contrary to the gospel.

That is the problem with the times we currently live in. There is not a good way to identify and protect ourselves from liars and hypocrites and sexual predators that work their way into our midst via the Internet.

This whole concept of a boarding house that has been polished with the refinement of a palace wherein the Lord will personally reside is astounding.

And again, we get confirmation that Hyrum was correct when he merged the concept of the boarding house with the concept of God hiding his saints in the house during the time of trouble!

5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

The cornerSTONE of Zion is literally the ROCK that the pavilion/tabernacle will be built on when the time of trouble takes place.

Chapter 31 speaks of the Lord hiding his people secretly in his presence, in a pavilion.

Notice also how pre-Nauvoo revelations spoke of the “pavilion” and the “hiding place

6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.

7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.

8 When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.

9 Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.

I will Sing

The word sing shows up about 55 times in Psalms. The word Song shows up about 14 times and the phrase “new song” shows up about 6 times.

Did you remember that the term “new song” in Revelation 5:9 and 14:3 is preceded by the 6 passages in Psalms that speak of the new song?

If the new song in Psalms is the same new song in Revelation, then the majesty of the Lord’s pavilion in Zion is even greater than previously expressed as it will contain the Lord’s throne.

It in remarkable to realize that the new song will probably be sung in the cornerstone boarding house sanctuary in Nauvoo.

Below are some passages in section 84, that contain the term new song in relation to the eventual catching up of Zion from below to meet the Zion from above in the cloud.

96 For I,