Tuesday, August 28, 2012

 Over the years several people have mentioned that it is difficult to navigate both of my blogs. I have now posted a listing that will hopefully make it a little easier to quickly peruse all of the past posts along with a brief description of what they are about. You can view it here. http://thechiefinspector.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/blog-listing.pdf It is not complete yet but I am off to a good start. That web address may change when I update it since it is a pdf

I am re-posting my very first post here so that people understand what this blog is about.

Perhaps one of the most important doctrines pertaining to the end times is the event referred to as the Marvelous Work and a Wonder. The term shows up in Isaiah and in the Book of Mormon.

Apostle LeGrand Richards wrote a very popular book about this event many years ago. In his book, he opined that the Marvelous Work began at the time of the LDS restoration movement in the 1830's. His book has had a huge effect on how Latter Day Saints view the events of the last days.

He was a colorful personality, and passionate orator. I was once on a committee that invited him to speak at a mission preparation seminar in my stake when he was quite old and nearing the end of his life and I will never forget watching him pull into the Stake parking lot and opening the car door to get out of his car while it was still moving. I thought he was going to run himself over! He was in his eighties and had the energy of a teenager. ( you can view or purchase this book at Google Books by Pasting this url into your browser http://tiny.cc/vde8A )

Many years after LeGrand Richards passed away, Avraham Gileadi, a Hebrew Scholar and convert to the Church began writing about the words of Isaiah. In one of his books he postulated that;

1) The Marvelous Work spoken of by Isaiah did not begin at the time of the LDS Restoration Movement nearly 180 years ago. Rather it was to be a future event.

2) The Marvelous Work would be associated with the coming forth of a Servant of Jesus Christ referred to by Gileadi as the "Davidic Servant" or "Davidic King" that would do a great work.

Here is an excerpt from his book, "The Last Days";

Once while preparing to teach a Gospel Doctrine class on the Book of Mormon, I was struck by the sequence of events that Nephi was predicting for the last days.

Within the series of events, recorded in 1 Nephi 13 through 14, the expression "a great and marvelous work" seemed to be out of place I had always assumed that the great and marvelous work of which the book of Mormon speaks was the restoration of the gospel through the Prophet Joseph Smith.

Yet, where I was reading, Nephi uses the expression "a great and marvelous work" as if it refers to another event, one that builds upon or completes what happened in Joseph Smith's day. Nephi prophesies the restoration of the gospel in 1 Nephi 13:34-37, yet the great and marvelous work, which he refers to in 1 Nephi 14:7, appears to occur later.

The great and marvelous work seems something final, something involving an enduring peace for some and destruction for others... it soon becomes apparent, for example, that it is a great culminating work of the last days that comes as a climax and finale to the gospel's restoration. ... I found that the Book of Mormon locates the main scenario of the great and marvelous work in
the last days, some time after the gospel's restoration..."(Page 57)

(Unfortunately Google Books does not provide this book for preview but you can purchase it http://tiny.cc/S4L8w )

The differing views of Legrand Richards vs Avraham Giliadi is indicative of a growing schism among believers in the LDS restoration movement.

The Primary purpose of this blog is to show from the scriptures and the words of the Prophet Joseph Smith that the Marvelous Work and a Wonder did not start back at the time of the LDS restoration movement during the 1830's as is commonly taught in the LDS Church. Rather, it is a future event that is to take place four generations after the restoration of the Church.

In fact, it will be shown in a later post that the Book of Mormon and the Modern Revelations don't refer to the time of Joseph Smith as the time of restoration, rather, the D&C refers to it as the time of the laying of the "FOUNDATION" preparatory for the future "RESTORATION".

Over the next few weeks I plan on providing at least 30 references from the scriptures and other credible sources showing this to be the case. Each post will contain a specific reference relating to this event and showing that the Marvelous Work is to be a future event.

Each of these posts will be numbered. It is strongly suggested that you read them chronologically to maintain continuity in thought as the concepts build upon each other.

A secondary purpose of this blog is to discuss the prophetic events of the "last days" and the "end times" in general.

I may, from time to time sprinkle the entries in this blog with fascinating facts about LDS Church History and LDS doctrine.

Lastly, the underlying purpose of this blog is to encourage you to take a deeper look at the word of God. I firmly believe there is a big difference between reading the scriptures and studying them. There is also a profound difference between studying the scriptures and Searching them.

We have been commanded to SEARCH the scriptures... this means that God has HIDDEN precious truths in them that cannot be accessed by simply reading or even studying them at a surface level. We must "drill down" to deeper levels of understanding looking for those precious truths that have been hidden within the Word of God.

As I provide these evidences pertaining to the Marvelous Work and a Wonder, I am going to show various ways to SEARCH the scriptures for hidden treasures of knowledge. As you begin to use these searching techniques under the influence of the Spirit, the words of the ancient prophets and the words of Jesus Christ in the revelations given to the Prophet Joseph Smith will begin to make greater sense and will become unsealed.

As you begin to search deeper into the scriptures that you have read so many times over the years, you will begin to see things in the scriptures that you have never seen before. There is no way to adequately describe the experience you are about to have as the word of God opens up through the spirit of searching.

Only the evidences showing the Marvelous Work as a future event will be numbered in the posts. Posts pertaining to general information about the last days or doctrine in general will not be numbered.

For this first post, I am going to refer to the Joseph Smith Translation of the 12th chapter of Luke. It is from this section of scripture that I take the title of my blog and the title of this first entry because it actually provides an incredible reference to the three distinct times when the gospel is dispensed:

"For, behold, he cometh in the FIRST WATCH of the night, and he shall also come in the SECOND WATCH, and he shall come in the THIRD WATCH"

In this chapter of Luke you will find that Christ comes to the earth IN SECRET, like unto a thief in the night, THREE DIFFERENT TIMES.... during three separate "WATCHES" or PERIODS OF TIME DURING WHICH THE DISPENSING OF THE GOSPEL TOOK PLACE UPON THE EARTH.
These three secret appearances take place BEFORE he returns in his glory.

According to the Gospel of Luke, the FIRST WATCH refers to Christs earthly ministry in the MERIDIAN OF TIME.

As you read all of the following scriptural evidences that will follow this entry it will become clear that the SECOND WATCH refers to the general time period when the Church of Christ was restored to the earth through the Prophet Joseph Smith during the 1830's when John the Baptist and Peter James and John restored the priesthood and the ability to organize the Church of Christ again upon the earth through the Prophet Joseph Smith and also introduced the Dispensation of the Gospel of Abraham.

The secret appearance of Christ as recorded in section 110 marks the beginning of the second watch. (as you continue through the evidences provided in this blog you will understand that modern revelation actually refers that this time period as the foundation rather than the restoration)

The THIRD WATCH (which I firmly believe is about to begin very soon) is referred to, among other things as the MARVELOUS WORK AND A WONDER and also as the DISPENSATION OF THE FULNESS OF TIMES.

The diagram of the three watches at the top of the blog illustrates the three watches, or in other words, the three distinct periods of time during which the Gospel of Jesus Christ was dispensed upon the earth among the various branches of Israel. These three periods, or watches, are referred to by the Savior in the 12th chapter of Luke.

A dispensation refers to a period of time when God dispenses the Gospel to his children on the earth through an authorized servant that holds the necessary priesthood keys.

The graphic and the doctrine of the three watches will become more clear and make more sense as you read more of the posts.

One of the things that is pointed out in modern revelation is that the dispensation of the last times (which began in the meridian of time- first watch) is separate and distinct from the dispensation of the gospel of Abraham- second watch) and the dispensation of the fulness of times- third watch) is distinct from the first two watches, nevertheless, the dispensation of the fulness of times is contained within the dispensation of the last times even though it is not synonymous with it.

Modern revelation tells us that the dispensation of the fulness of times is contained within the dispensation of the last times:

"For unto you, the Twelve, and those, the First Presidency, who are appointed with you to be your counselors and your leaders, is the power of this priesthood given, for the last days and for the last time, in the which is the dispensation of the fulness of times."

In other words, the Dispensation of the last times begins... then, at a later time, during the dispensation of the last times, the dispensation of the fulness of times opens up to usher in the beginning of the Marvelous work which culminates in the coming of the Lord in glory.

The dispensation of the last times actually began during the 1st watch after the gospel was taken from the Jews to the Gentiles. The Gentile Church of Christ that was established by Peter, James and John, was RESTORED by them through Joseph Smith. Shortly after that, a secret event took place in the Kirtland Temple that ushered in the dispensation of the Gospel of Abraham which we are still in it... Finally, the dispensation of the Fulness of Times began to usher in about 12 years after the restoration of the Church but then was hindered. (see section 128)

All of the great prophets prophesied that it would be hindered, however they also assure us that it will come forth at a later time.

Many believe that the dispensation of the fulness of times (Marvelous Work) began with the restoration of the church in 1830 (LDS Foundation Movement) however that cannot be the case as we are informed in section 128 that it was just beginning to come in about 12 years later when the Saints were in Nauvoo:

"...Neither can they nor we be made perfect without those who have died in the gospel also; for it is necessary in the ushering in of the dispensation of the fulness of times, which dispensation is now beginning to usher in [This epistle from the Prophet Joseph Smith was given in 1842! 12 years after the church was established!]..."

Notice how the Apostle Paul makes it clear that the Dispensation of the Fulness of times is not ushered in until the very end of times when ALL THINGS IN HEAVEN AND EARTH ARE GATHERED TOGETHER;

"That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him" Eph. 1: 10

In sections 124 and 128 and other unpublished revelations we learn that the successful completion of the opening up of the dispensation of the fulness of times was predicated on a reformation that was to take place in Nauvoo that would include the restoration of the fulness of the priesthood that had been lost, the completion of the Nauvoo Temple and the acceptable offering of the names of the dead in the temple after it was completed.

Unfortunately, the Nauvoo temple was not completed (as was prophesied in the parable of the olive trees in section 101) and the acceptable offering of the names of the dead was never offered in it.

Prophecy reveals, however, that after 4 generations from the generation that the church was restored, the dispensation of the fulness of times (Marvelous Work) will successfully usher in.

The 12th Chapter of Luke (JST) reveals that the Marvelous Work and a Wonder did not come forth at the time of the restoration of the Church in 1830 during the 2nd Watch. It comes forth at a later time, during the 3rd Watch!

Perhaps one of the most powerful testimonies and explanations of the three watches is contained in the allegory of the Tame Olive Tree by the Prophet Zenos in Jacob 5.

The 1st watch, or gospel dispensation is identified in verse 15 and occurs after ancient Israel of the Old Testament times has gone into apostasy.

Notice how the Lord of the Vineyard says to his servant “Come, let us go down”.

We know that there was a period of about 400 years from the last Old Testament Book of Malachi until the Savior came into the world. According to this commonly accepted interpretation of the allegory, the 1st watch begins in verse 15, after a LOT OF TIME passed by.

It represents the meridian of time when the Savior came to earth. During the 1st watch, the Savior visits four different branches of Israel, including the Jews in Jerusalem and the Nephites in America. Christ had told the Jews that he had other sheep that he must visit. When he visited the Nephites he said; And verily I say unto you, that ye are they of whom I said: Other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

He then went on to explain that he had other sheep beside the Nephites, the Jews and the Gentiles in and around Jerusalem in which he needed to take his gospel;

"And verily, verily, I say unto you that I have other sheep, which are not of this land, neither of the land of Jerusalem, neither in any parts of that land round about whither I have been to minister.

For they of whom I speak are they who have not as yet heard my voice; neither have I at any time manifested myself unto them.

But I have received commandment of the Father that I shall go unto them, and that they shall hear my voice, and shall be numbered among my sheep, that there may be one fold and one shepherd; therefore I go to show myself unto them."

The 2nd watch, or gospel dispensation is identified in verse 29 and occurs after the apostasy of the branches of Israel that the Lord of the Vineyard visited in the 1st watch.

Again, notice how the Lord of the Vineyard says to his servant a second time “Come, let us go down”.

We know that approximately 1500 years of apostasy passed before the Lord prepared the world with the reformation and eventually the restoration of the Church through the prophet Joseph Smith. Indeed, LOT OF TIME passed by between the 1st and 2nd watches.

This amazing allegory reveals there are actually three dispensational watches identified in this allegory wherein the Lord of the vineyard and his servant go into the vineyard.

The 3rd watch, or gospel dispensation is identified in verse 70.

Unlike the other two watches, there is not a LOT OF TIME between the 3rd watch and the previous one.

This time, instead of saying “Come, let us go down” like he did in the 1st and 2nd watches, we are informed that;

The Lord of the vineyard sent his servant and the servant went and did as the Lord had commanded him and brought other servants and they were few

One verse later the Lord says to the servants;

“..if ye labor with your might with me, ye shall have joy in the fruit which I shall lay up unto myself against the time which will soon come

Therefore, we know that the Lord does in fact labor in the vineyard again, a third time, during a third watch or dispensation, AFTER the LDS restoration movement of the 1830's just as he did in the first two watches although it appears that he first sends his servants to prepare the way.

I will be providing a much more detailed version of this interpretation later in this blog, but just wanted to provide this brief summary of the interpretation of the allegory to provide a 2nd scriptural witness for the above interpretation of JST Luke 12.

(It is critical that you understand what the three watches represents in the 12th chapter of Luke before you move on to the next post. If you need additional information please click here)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Strong possibility' tornado deadly fungus, secret morgues links to Gulf Plague Continue reading on Examiner.com 'Strong possibility' tornado deadly f

BP Gulf of Mexico 2010 Oil-rig explosion catastrophic implications

It has become a city full of horror stories since violent tornadoes attacked Joplin, Missouri but two of these tales involving top secrets have caught the eye of a deep political analyst in Europe who stated today that the city's new 'Top secret morgue tale' and its secretive 'Tornado victims dying from an aggressive fungus' tale might both be linked to BP's 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil "spill."

It stands to reason that there is a strong possibility that these Joplin horror scenes are related to the Gulf operation that began with the BP oil-rig explosion April 20, 2010.

"Consider the very strong possibility that the Oil/Corexit/GM micro-biology is now being deposited throughout the Eastern USA as a result of evaporation from the Gulf of Mexico," stated former top oil executive turned top Gulf oil whistleblower Ian Crane today.

Crane adds that there could be "catastrophic implications."

When news reporters tried visiting the morgue in Joplin, Missouri, police prevented them and ordered cameras be placed in the back of the reporters' vehicle. MOXNews and CNN have covered this story. (See Youtube: "Secret Morgue in Joplin...WTH?) The reporters have been criticized for exploiting the Joplin story and for lack of respect for the deceased and families.

A health warning was issued last week in Joplin about an aggressive fungus killing tornado victims who were wounded. Some patients have had amputations to try to save them from the aggressive, rapidly spreading infection. (See: "Secret killer fungus strikes tornado victims: 3 deaths, untold others," Dupré, D., Examiner, June 10,2011)

Crane has evidenced that the Gulf of Mexico operation was a planned event and has repeatedly stated at lectures and in interviews that the Gulf operation is a depopulation event.

"The Gulf operation exhibits each hallmark of a contrived event and "will have long-lasting and far-reaching impact on lives of up to hundreds of millions of people," Crane has stated.

Continue reading on Examiner.com 'Strong possibility' tornado deadly fungus, secret morgues links to Gulf Plague - National Human Rights | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/human-rights-in-national/strong-possibility-tornado-deadly-fungus-secret-morgues-links-to-gulf-plague#ixzz1PH6dhBnf

Sunday, June 12, 2011

257 Foreign Trade Zones across America

Submitted by strikeforce on Mon, 01/24/2011 - 14:14


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This is an urgent message! Read this and spread the word! Subject: Foreign Trade Zones. This is unbelievable at first, but you will soon realize that there are several motives for the global communists to physically weave our United States territory together with communist China. Read On! Here's what is going on!
Each and every one of our state governors has approved and allocated a certain amount of acres of their U.S. state land to be inhabited by Chinese communists --communists straight from China! They are to set up little towns and live here, supposedly for the purpose of producing Chinese products for sale in the U.S.A. The land the states are giving them for their little towns will be considered "foreign territory"!!! We are told that the laws of the state (in which these Chinese communists dwell) will apply to the communist Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ). Comment: If so, why are they allowed in here!??! Isn't the whole set up unlawful??? There are 257 of these little communist towns to be built all over the United States. Go to this website and see the list of the states, and how many FTZ's are to be erected in each and every state! Our nation is being peppered all over with these communist closed towns called "zones"! This insane brainstorm by Washington, D.C. officials was just recently discovered by alert citizens in the State of Idaho, where an FTZ is being built there, just south of Boise, Idaho, possibly 30,000 acres of Idaho is going to be used for that FTZ. Check this site quickly before it is removed:


When you get to this website, be prepared by having enough paper to print 40 pages, listing all the FTZ's to be built over the whole United States! 257 of these FTZ's! It is absolute insanity!! How gullible are we??? The excuse given for creating communist towns all over our nation is that these Chinese people will produce products for sale in the United States, and the FTZ will eliminate overseas shipping costs of the products they create! A bizarre excuse!!! Can't we manufacture our own products anymore with American workers? How foolish are we to allow this??? Remember the hard-learned lesson taught to gullible people back in ancient times, when the Trojan Horse was built and they pulled it past their protective gates??? Do we Americans look THAT STUPID to the Chinese and to our Washington,D.C. leaders???

It will not mean jobs for Americans. All the help will be Chinese! Besides, it is to be classed as "foreign territory", remember! You won't know what is really going on inside the enclave. Is there any danger for Americans to allow this? What do you think?!!!

It is a known fact that China has been preparing for war against the United States! Many guns are pointed at us. Why should these FTZ's be allowed??? What is the real reason?? Is it that Washington, D.C. needs foreign help to disarm American citizens (who have privately-owned firearms) so that the federal administration can comply with Public Law 87-297, signed into law by J.F. Kennedy for "general and complete disarmament of the United States"? It is a law continually financed by Washington, D.C. That's the law that calls for us to have no more army, no more navy, and no more air force, all of which is to be transferred over on a permanent basis to the communist-dominated United Nations! That law also prohibits all firearms from being owned by American citizens!

Without firearms, there will be no more liberty, freedom, or justice in government. Guns are the main core of the check and balance system. Our nation's founders realized that firearms in the possession of the people are the indispensible safeguard upon which all of the other rights in the "Bill of Rights" depend! That's why the Second Amendment was meant to be honored, treasured, and preserved!

Some people are wondering if the American land in these FTZ's is being given as collateral for the huge debt we owe to China? Some people are asking: "Does China own us and is our land collateral in case we don't pay the debt?" China is allowing American businesses to get established in China as FTZ's. Americans must build the structures in China, and they must employ all Chinese people to do the work in what is built there. After a short amount of years, the Americans must vacate, leave the buildings and let the Chinese keep the technology and the active operation as on-going. What this amounts to is transferring American technology and management to communist China.

FTZ's are also known as SEZ's (Special Economic Zones) Please relay this information to all your friends. Someone has to answer for this on state and federal levels! What a set-up for sabotage, espionage, and a study on how to take over the whole United States in a war! Because the newspapers and other media are controlled, they will not be reporting on this unless there is a great public outcry. Remember when being a communist was a punishable crime in the U.S.A. My, how we have changed! Complete reversal. Best to take this information to local public officials as well as all your contacts. Please do not delay spreading this information. Check with Idaho Eagle Forum also for updates http://www.eagleforum.org/

Friday, January 28, 2011

"And AGAIN this Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the world..."

The other night while reading JS Matthew I was shocked to see one of the best evidences of the 3rd watch that I had never really pondered before... in the context of the three watches doctrine.

Although I have long since quit highlighting and numbering the countless passages the prove there is to be another restoration and final dispensation of the gospel, I just had to point this one out.

Notice verse 31

"And again, this Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the world, for a witness unto all nations, and then shall the end come, or the destruction of the wicked"

That right there is the last time that the gospel of the kingdom will be preached.

The fact that the gospel needs to be preached AGAIN is, in my humble opinion, proof that it has long since stopped being preached at the time this event is taking place!

It is clearly not speaking about the preaching of the gospel that took place during the LDS restoration when the first portion of the Book of Mormon came forth. We know this because of the following things.

1- The end of the world, otherwise known as the destruction of the wicked takes place directly afterward... not 200+ years afterward. (verse 31)

2- The Abomination of Desolation takes place directly afterward, not 200+ years afterward. (verse 32)

3- Immediately after the tribulation that follows the preaching of the gospel for the last time, the Sun shall be darkened and the moon will not give her light and the stars will fall from heaven. That did not take place directly following the LDS restoration movement. (verse 33)

4- Immediately after the tribulation of those days, the powers of the heavens will be shaken and then will appear the sign of the coming of the Son of Man. Did that wondrous event take place shortly after the LDS restoration movement? No. (verse 36)

5) Finally, we are informed that within just one generation, all of the above events will be fulfilled. Clearly, none of the events listed above took place during the lives of the generation of people living at the time of the restoration of the Church, nor did it happen within a 40 year biblical generation. (verse34)

Now then, we already know that the first watch took place during the Saviors earthly ministry.

We are informed of that in JST Luke 12, the passage of scripture that inspired the name of this blog-

"For, behold, he cometh in the FIRST WATCH of the night, and he shall also come in the SECOND WATCH, and he shall come in the THIRD WATCH. And verily I say unto you, He hath already come, as it is written of him [during the meridian of time] and again when he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, blessed are those servants when he cometh, that he shall find so doing"

Since we know that the first watch took place during the earthly ministry of Christ, when he was among is disciples, that would be at the very beginning of JST Matthew 24 as he begins prophesying to them about the end of the world.

But wait!

If JS Matthew begins with Christ speaking during his earthly ministry in the 1st watch, and verse 31 represents the 3rd watch when the final preaching of the gospel into all the world for the last time takes place, when is the 2nd watch mentioned in this chapter?

I realize that it is possible that it just wasn't even mentioned in this chapter. Perhaps the Lord did not want to make mention of it as he was speaking of the events leading up to His second coming in glory.

I suppose some might make a strong argument that it isn't mentioned.

May I suggest, however, that perhaps the events of the 2nd watch are in fact briefly mentioned in the parable found in verse 27 and the other verses leading up to the introduction of the final preaching of the gospel in verse 31 (3rd watch).

If in fact it is, this might shed light on what has been taking place during the last four generations, since the restoration of the church and the publishing of the Book of Mormon.

Lets review these verses-

27 And now I show unto you a parable. Behold, wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together; so likewise shall mine elect be gathered from the four quarters of the earth.

28 And they shall hear of wars, and rumors of wars.

29 Behold I speak for mine elect's sake; for nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

30 And again, because iniquity shall abound, the love of men shall wax cold; but he that shall not be overcome, the same shall be saved.

Prior to the final preaching of the gospel in all the world in the 3rd watch, the elect are gathered from the four quarters of the earth! (As we will see as we continue to dissect these passages, the preliminary gathering of the elect to the promised land began taking place as a result of the restoration of the keys of the gathering of Israel in 1836 as documented in section 110)

After being gathered to the land of promise in America, they will hear of wars and rumors of wars. (this has also taken place and is currently taking place)

Eventually war will break out all over the world pitting nation again nation and kingdom against kingdom. (this is about to happen. It is mentioned in section 87 and 112 )

A time of famines, pestilences and earth quakes in divers places takes place also. (we have had increasing earthquakes and they will undoubtedly become more rapid and bigger until the really big on hits. We have also experienced famines in various places in the world, however, we are informed that there will be a much bigger global famine that is coming.)

Prior to the final restoration and final preaching of the gospel, the love of man will wax cold. (Shortly after the gospel was restored and the call to repentance was sounded by the first laborers of the last kingdom, the Lord gave this warning in section one of the D&C " And he that repents not, from him shall be taken even the light which he has received; for my Spirit shall not always strive with man, saith the Lord of Hosts.")

All of these events listed above take place AFTER the beginning of the gathering of the elect from the four quarters of the earth which started back in 1837, and BEFORE the final shining forth of the light of the fulness of the gospel which will be preached in all the earth for the last time!

Notice how verse 30 provides the subtle observation regarding the elect who have been gathered prior the Marvelous Work-

"..but he that shall not be overcome, the same shall be saved."


Despite the fact that the elect start being gathered out from the four quarters of the earth in the 2nd watch and during the four generations leading up to the final dispensation, it is a time of spiritual darkness and hardship when many people are being overcome.

Only those whose hearts do not wax cold are not overcome during this period of time, will triumphantly accept the gospel when it finally is preached in its fulness for the last time.

The Savior prophesied about two significant things that would happen during the 2nd watch in the following passages.

One was that the gentiles of the 2nd watch reject the gospel. The other was, that after the rejection of the gospel by the gentiles, he would remember his covenant with the house of Israel .

10 And thus commandeth the Father that I should say unto you: At that day when the Gentiles shall sin against my gospel, and shall reject the fulness of my gospel, and shall be lifted up in the pride of their hearts above all nations, and above all the people of the whole earth, and shall be filled with all manner of lyings, and of deceits, and of mischiefs, and all manner of hypocrisy, and murders, and priestcrafts, and whoredoms, and of secret abominations; and if they shall do all those things, and shall reject the fulness of my gospel, behold, saith the Father, I will bring the fulness of my gospel from among them.

11 And then will I remember my covenant which I have made unto my people, O house of Israel, and I will bring my gospel unto them.

12 And I will show unto thee, O house of Israel, that the Gentiles shall not have power over you; but I will remember my covenant unto you, O house of Israel, and ye shall come unto the knowledge of the fulness of my gospel.

You will notice from the above passage that when the fulness of the gospel is taken from the gentiles, the house of Israel initially only gets the KNOWLEDGE of the fulness of the gospel.

The book of Mormon speaks of a general gathering to he land of promise that takes place before the final gathering to Zion takes place.

"Yea, even my father spake much concerning the Gentiles, and also concerning the house of Israel, that they should be compared like unto an olive-tree, whose branches should be broken off and should be scattered upon all the face of the earth.

13 Wherefore, he said it must needs be that we should be led with one accord into the land of promise, unto the fulfilling of the word of the Lord, that we should be scattered upon all the face of the earth.

14 And after the house of Israel should be scattered they should be gathered together again; or, in fine, after the Gentiles had received the fulness of the Gospel, the natural branches of the olive-tree, or the remnants of the house of Israel, should be grafted in, or come to the knowledge of the true Messiah, their Lord and their Redeemer." (1st Nephi 10)

The actual fruits of the fulness of the gospel don't materialize until a later time. (Jacob 5:74)

This dispensation pertaining to the keys of gathering Israel in the latter days were secretly committed to Joseph and Oliver in 1836 after the fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ was rejected.

"Moses appeared to us and committed unto us the keys of the gathering of Israel from the four parts of the earth"

These keys were passed on to the quorum of the twelve with the mandate to publish and testify of the Book of Mormon and associated modern revelations. (Section 112)

Foreign missions were established to begin taking the preparatory gospel to the nations of the earth, fulfilling the prophecy of Christ.

The preliminary gathering of Israel from the "four parts of the earth" mentioned in verse 11 of section 110 appears to incorporate (or be synonymous with) the preliminary gathering of the elect "from the four quarters of the earth" mentioned in verse 27 of JS Matthew!

The fulness of the gospel was cumulatively rejected by the saints during the 2nd watch (including the law of consecration) as contained in 3rd Nephi in the Book of Mormon and Modern revelation.

Although the saints failed to usher in the dispensation of the fulness of times and the final gathering of the elect to the center place of Zion, they did usher in the dispensation of the gospel of Abraham and the preliminary gathering of the house of Israel to the promised land of America.

This provided the laying the foundation for the Marvelous Work and a Wonder that would take place four generations later!

"..ye are laying the foundation of a great work. And out of small things proceedeth that which is great." (section 64)

The Lord revealed that following the foundation of the restored church, the first elders would, at a later time, bring it forth again out of obscurity and darkness. It is during this second work that the church will come forth out of obscurity and darkness-

"And also those to whom these commandments were given, might have power to lay the foundation of this church, and to bring it forth out of obscurity and out of darkness, the only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth.." (section one)

The laying of the initial foundation included the bringing forth of the translation of the unsealed portion of the Book of Mormon which has become the standard for latter day Jews and Gentiles to seek after. (see D&C 45:9 )

The first portion of the Book of Mormon is preparing the way, laying the foundation, providing the light that has been gathering Israel and the elect of God to the preparatory gospel and to the promised land in preparation for the last dispensation. Even the dispensation of the fulness of times.

After four generations of using the translation of the unsealed portion of the Book of Mormon to gather Israel and the elect unto the promised land and the knowledge of God's covenants, God will begin his final work. He will bring forth his "strong reasoning" to see which of those who have accepted the lesser light, will receive the greater light. (see D&C 45:10)

It will be a Marvelous Work. It will polarize the world.

It will involve the rest of the Nephite record and other records and it will result in the preaching of the FULNESS OF THE GOSPEL for the last time.

9 And even so I have sent mine everlasting covenant into the world, to be a light to the world, and to be a standard for my people, and for the Gentiles to seek to it, and to be a messenger before my face to prepare the way before me.

10 Wherefore, come ye unto it, and with him that cometh I will reason as with men in days of old, and I will show unto you my strong reasoning.

The greater light is about to shine forth.

Let us now observe cryptic information embedded within portions of the Book of Mormon showing that the plates are translated and come forth in three parts.

  • First portion of Book of Mormon was written to Seed of Lehi (2nd watch)
  • Second portion of Book of Mormon will be written to Gentiles (beginning of 3rd watch)
  • Third portion contains history of the earth from beginning to end (end of 3rd watch)
The modern corporate church teaches that the Book of Mormon comes forth in two parts, however, as we will see, it actually come forth in at least three parts.

In 2nd Nephi 29 we are informed that the first portion of the Book of Mormon record which was primarily written to the seed of Lehi was to come forth. It laid the foundation of the preliminary work.

"the words of your seed should proceed forth out of my mouth unto your seed.." (See 2nd Nephi 29:2-)

The first record provided the STANDARD that began the preliminary gathering of the seed of Abraham and Israel to the promised land of America and given them a KNOWLEDGE OF THE GOSPEL.

"..and my words shall hiss forth unto the ends of the earth, for a standard unto my people, which are of the house of Israel"

The first portion of the Book of Mormon has laid the foundation for the final work and has been instrumental in gathering many remnants of Israel and made known the covenants of the Father, HOWEVER, when it went forth from the gentiles to the seed of Lehi during the 2nd watch, it failed to collectively convert the seed of Lehi.

In 2nd Nephi 30 Nephi prophesies again with additional information. This time he speaks about the second part of the record that will come forth at a future time. He then informs us that the second portion of the Book of Mormon record (which is about to come forth in our time), will be primarily speaking to the gentiles. It will come forth long enough to be translated and then will be sealed up again.

"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"

This second portion of the Book of Mormon that comes forth will be primarily speaking to the Gentiles.

Once again, people will only be able to read the translation but not see the plates, just like what happened during the first part of Joseph Smith's ministry in the 2nd watch. One will need to exercise FAITH in accepting the second portion of the record and in embracing the fulness of the gospel when it comes forth in the beginning of the 3rd watch. This test in the 3rd watch will be similar to the previous one in the 2nd watch.

Oddly enough, when the believing gentiles present the second part of the record that is primarily directed to them, to the seed of Lehi, in the beginning of the 3rd watch, the seed of Lehi will collectively believe and "be restored to the knowledge of their fathers!" (2nd Nephi 30:5)

The portion of the record that is about to come forth, that is primarily directed to the gentiles, will finally convince the seed of Lehi. It will provide confirmation of the truthfulness of the first part of the record.

It will be instrumental in ushering in the Marvelous Work and the fulness of the gospel and the dispensation of the fulness of times.

It is fascinating to note that the first gathering that begins at the time of Joseph Smith and continues to this present day is characterized by section 110 and JST Matthew as gathering Israel from the "four parts of the earth" and the elect from the "four quarters of the earth".

We are informed later in JST Matthew that AFTER the Gospel is finally preached for the last time, the REMAINDER of the Elect will be gathered from the "four winds, from one end of heaven to the other".

Apparently this final gathering is differentiated from the preliminary gathering because it includes people on the other side of the veil.

One of the points I want to really emphasize pertaining to this post is that the last four generations have not been prophetically insignificant regarding the working of Gods hand in a positive way.

Many sincere truth seekers who begin searching deeply into the scriptures and the history of the church become alarmed to find out what the current state of the church really is and then they become discouraged, thinking that nothing of significance has been taking place for the last four generations.

However there is a bigger picture to all of this.

Think about it. How prepared would you personally be for the Marvelous Work that is about to come forth if you had not been exposed to the Book of Mormon?

Since the coming forth of the first portion of the Book of Mormon in 1829-30 to this present day, millions upon millions upon millions of people, in and out of the church, on both sides of the veil, have been exposed to the Book of Mormon and the fulness of the gospel contained therein.. The laying of that foundation of knowledge and awareness is essential to the ushering in of the Marvelous Work.

Everything pertaining to the final ushering in of the Marvelous Work requires the world in general and the church membership specifically, to have a documented, previous knowledge, of the record of the seed of Lehi and the history of a brief restoration of the fulness of the gospel among the gentiles.

Everyone who reads the Book of Mormon has the ability to discern truth and grow spiritually regardless of what outside forces are doing and teaching and commanding.

That is what sets the stage for the drama we are about to embark on.

How could God bring forth his "strong reasoning" about the content in the second part of the record if we were not already familiar with the first part of the record?

Everything God does has a purpose. We need to see the big picture and see the hand of God working Now.

Yes, it is true, that priestcraft and false doctrines are being packaged and presented along with the Book of Mormon and the revelations associated with bringing it forth.

Yes it is true that the Book of Mormon and those revelations are used as window dressing to give credibility to and imply that said claims are true even though they cannot be scripturally justified.

So what?

Each person who reads the Book of Mormon and the associated revelations brought forth by the same Seer is provided the knowledge to discern the truth if they choose to believe and obey God instead of the arm of flesh.

It is all just part of the test.

I am not suggesting that those who are using the Book of Mormon and associated modern revelations to further corporate objectives are intentionally conspiring to do something evil.

I am suggesting that the eyes of the seers have been covered.

The Book of Mormon provides clarification to the following passage from Isaiah-

"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."

Why has the Lord covered the eyes of the latter day saints and their prophets and seers?

Because they have taken lightly the things in the first portion of the Book of Mormon and associated scriptures brought forth by the same seer.

In section 84 the Lord declares-

"the whole world lieth in sin, and groaneth under darkness and under the bondage of sin." verse 49)

The Lord explains how you can know if people are under the bondage of sin-

"And by this you may know they are under the bondage of sin, because they come not unto me. For whoso cometh not unto me is under the bondage of sin. And whoso receiveth not my voice is not acquainted with my voice, and is not of me. And by this you may know the righteous from the wicked, and that the whole world groaneth under sin and darkness even now."

Clearly, those who do not know Gods voice and follow his commandments are under the bondage of sin.

The Lord continues to explain in greater detail why the saints were under the bondage of sin and were condemned.

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—
58 That they may bring forth fruit meet for their Father's kingdom

This is why the eyes of the latter day seers and the modern church authorities that succeeded them according to the law of common consent have been covered.

Getting back to JST Matthew 24, this is why the love of men has waxed cold and the spirit of the Lord did not strive with men.

This is why the Savior explained that those who were not overcome during this time of darkness would be saved when the light shines forth and the gospel is again taken to the world.

Are we anxiously awaiting the coming forth of the next portion of the record?

Will we be able to discern the true record and discount the counterfeit records that have and probably will come forth to deceive?

One last observation.

The Book of Mormon uses the term STANDARD differently when speaking about the 2nd watch than it does when speaking of the 3rd watch.

The Book of Mormon identifies the STANDARD, in 2nd Nephi 29 as the BOOK OF MORMON. which contains the KNOWLEDGE OF THE FULNESS OF THE GOSPEL.

"..and my words shall hiss forth unto the ends of the earth, for a standard unto my people, which are of the house of Israel"

You will notice however, that if you do a Book of Mormon key word search on the term STANDARD, there are other places when it refers to the STANDARD in the 3rd watch as those righteous GENTILES who are showing forth the fruits of the fulness of the gospel.

Nevertheless, after they shall be nursed by the Gentiles, and the Lord has lifted up his hand upon the Gentiles and set them up for a standard, and their children have been carried in their arms, and their daughters have been carried upon their shoulders, behold these things of which are spoken are temporal; for thus are the covenants of the Lord with our fathers; and it meaneth us in the days to come, and also all our brethren who are of the house of Israel.

7 And it meaneth that the time cometh that after all the house of Israel have been scattered and confounded, that the Lord God will raise up a mighty nation among the Gentiles, yea, even upon the face of this land; and by them shall our seed be scattered.

8 And after our seed is scattered the Lord God will proceed to do a marvelous work among the Gentiles, which shall be of great worth unto our seed; wherefore, it is likened unto their being nourished by the Gentiles and being carried in their arms and upon their shoulders.

This provides another illustration of the difference between the 2nd and 3rd watches.

The first portion of the Book of Mormon was the written standard of truth in the preliminary gathering in the 2nd watch.

The righteous Gentiles are the living standard of truth in the final gathering.

"Take away the Book of Mormon and the revelations, and where is our religion? We have none;

for without Zion and a place of deliverance, we must fall;

because the time is near when the sun will be darkened, and the moon turn to blood, and the stars fall from heaven, and the earth reel to and fro.

Then if this is the case, and if we are not sanctified and gathered to the places God has appointed, with all our former professions and our great love for the Bible, we must fall. we cannot stand; we cannot be saved;

for God will gather out his Saints from the Gentiles, and then comes desolations and destructions, and none can escape except the pure in heart who are gathered.
" (TPJS 196)

BTW- Having just briefly reviewed portion of 2nd Nephi 29 & 30, I just read one of the best articles I have ever read concerning 2nd Nephi 27. Do yourself a favor and read it.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

“I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled.”

In recent months there has been a string of incidents having to do with the mysterious death of birds and fish.

The cause is not known for sure.

People are speculating about everything from chemtrails, to HAARP, to pre-earthquake electromagnetic disturbances, to changes in the magnetosphere and toxic gases from the gulf, etc.

Listed below are some of the documented incidences according to one chat board

VISUAL MAP (starting from late 2010) - [link to maps.google.com]


QTY < 100
Type: Small Birds (not Stated)
Suspected Cause Cold Stress
Actual Cause : Unknown
[link to www.wpsdlocal6.com]

QTY 500
Type: Starlings and Blackbirds
Suspected Cause : Weather
Actual: Unknown
[link to theintelhub.com]
[link to www.wbrz.com]

QTY ~5000
Type: Blackbird, Starling, Grackle
Suspected Cause : weather/fireworks
Actual Cause : Unknown
[link to www.eturbonews.com]
[link to www.theglobeandmail.com]

QTY >65
Type: Bats
Suspected cause : Weather
Actual Cause : Unknown
[link to www.azcentral.com]

QTY: 50-100
[link to www.associatedcontent.com]

East Texas
QTY: 100's
Suspected Cause: birds got hit by motor vehicles
[link to www.allvoices.com]

New find...Tenn. more dead birds.
[link to www.wsmv.com]

QTY < 30
Type: Various (Mainly Swan/Heron)
Suspected Cause : Bird Flu
Actual: Unknown
[link to www.upi.com]
[link to www.nytimes.com]

QTY: abous 100 jackdaws
Suspected cause: cold stress, starvation, fireworks, etc
[link to www.aftonbladet.se]
[link to www.thelocal.se]

QTY: about 300
Type: Doves
[link to www.geapress.org]



> 100,000
Type: Drum
Suspected Cause
Actual Cause Unknown
[link to www.todaysthv.com]


QTY> 2,000,000
Type: Menhayden, spots and croakers/various
Suspected Cause: Cold Stress
[link to www.wbaltv.com]
[link to www.baltimoresun.com]

North Carolina
Type: Pelicans
[link to www.enctoday.com]

Lincoln Park, Michigan
QTY: 100's
Suspected Cause: Cold Weather
[link to www.clickondetroit.com]

South Wales (UK)
QTY>~ 100's
Type: Various Carp/Bream/Other
Suspected Cause Cold Weather
Actual Cause Unknown
[link to www.bymnews.com]

QTY: ~Millions (100 tons)
Type: Sardines
Suspected cause :Unknown
Actual Cause : Unknown
[link to freerepublic.com]
[link to www.parana-online.com.br]

Italy (Scarlino)
QTY 100,000s
Type: Clams/Small fish/Shellfish/Crabs/Flatfish
Suspected Cause : Pollution
Actual Cause : Unknown
Links :
[link to corrierefiorentino.corriere.it]

New Zealand
Type: Snapper
[link to www.nzherald.co.nz]

Ontario, Canada
QTY: 100's
Suspected Cause: Temperature Shock
[link to www.torontosun.com]

[link to www.france24.com]

QTY: 150 tonns
Type: Red Tilapia
Suspected Cause: Frequient Ebb tides and high density of fish per pen:
[link to business.asiaone.com]

QTY: 40,000
Type: Crabs
Suspected Cause: Cold weather
[link to economictimes.indiatimes.com]

One blogger made this observations

"Google Map the towns where the birds and fish died--Gilbertsville Kentucky, Beebe Arkansas and vicinity, Pointe Coupee Louisiana. You can draw a line starting from Gilbertsville straight through the New Madrid Fault to Pointe Coupee. The fault itself doesn't actually extend south of Memphis Tennessee, but the electromagnetic disturbances an impending earthquake produces could.

For a couple of days I've been getting this dreadful psychic feeling that something really bad will happen soon. Maybe this is it. Here's a map of the New Madrid Fault:"


Friday, May 21, 2010

Watching for the Sayings AND the Servants

One of the best definitions pertaining to the distinction between the preparatory foundation work of the 2nd watch that was laid in the 1800's and the Marvelous Work that is about to take place in the 3rd watch, is found in st Nephi 14-

"And it shall come to pass, that if the Gentiles shall hearken unto the Lamb of God in that day that he shall manifest himself unto them in word, and also in power, in very deed, unto the taking away of their stumbling blocksAnd harden not their hearts against the Lamb of God, they shall be numbered among the seed of thy father; yea, they shall be numbered among the house of Israel; and they shall be a blessed people upon the promised land forever; they shall be no more brought down into captivity; and the house of Israel shall no more be confounded. And that great pit, which hath been digged for them by that great and abominable church, which was founded by the devil and his children, that he might lead away the souls of men down to hell—yea, that great pit which hath been digged for the destruction of men shall be filled by those who digged it, unto their utter destruction, saith the Lamb of God; not the destruction of the soul, save it be the casting of it into that hell which hath no end." (1st Nephi 14)


When the first portion of the unsealed plates were translated and published back in the 1820-30's it was the time when God manifested himself in WORD.


However, according to the above passages, in the 3rd watch he will manifest himself in both WORD and POWER resulting in the taking away of our stumbling blocks.


3rd Nephi 26 elaborates on this distinction between the foundation work and the marvelous work pointing out that the LESSOR portion of Gods word came forth first to the gentiles for the purpose of trying their faith.

Those that believe the lesser portion of Gods word will eventually be given the greater things.

"But behold the plates of Nephi do contain the more part of the things which he taught the people. And these things have I written, which are a lesser part of the things which he taught the people; and I have written them to the intent that they may be brought again unto this people, from the Gentiles, according to the words which Jesus hath spoken. And when they shall have received this, which is expedient that they should have first, to try their faith, and if it shall so be that they shall believe these things then shall the greater things be made manifest unto them. And if it so be that they will not believe these things, then shall the greater things be withheld from them, unto their condemnation." 3rd Nephi 26


The greater things come forth at a later time.

Those that reject the greater things when they come forth, either by refusing to read them when they come forth, or by rejecting them after reading them, will be condemned.

3rd Nephi 29 reveals one of the most important signs that we need to be looking for pertaining to the beginning of the Marvelous Work.

Yes it is true that there are signs in the heavens and the earth that pertain to the beginning of the Marvelous Work. In previous posts we have discussed these signs and noted that they appear to be in place.

Additionally we have been told about the wickedness of the human race at the time when the marvelous work takes place as well, but there is another great sign that is mentioned.

"And now behold, I say unto you that when the Lord shall see fit, in his wisdom, that these sayings shall come unto the Gentiles according to his word, then ye may know that the covenant which the Father hath made with the children of Israel, concerning their restoration to the lands of their inheritance, is already beginning to be fulfilled." (3rd nephi 29)

Some people assume that "these saying" in the above passage is referring to the Book of Mormon that we currently have to day, and therefore they assume that the marvelous work began about a few hundred years ago. However, if you go back a few chapters and read forward until you get to these verses to get context, you will find that it is speaking about the sayings that contain the greater things.

The sayings that contain the greater things which were withheld during the foundation movement are what come forth at the time of the Marvelous Work in the 3rd watch. That is when Israel is gathered and restored to the lands of their inheritance for the final time!

That is when the great whore of the earth will have digged a pitt for the saints of God but will end up falling into it themselves.

Obviously, if the coming forth of the sayings containing the greater things is a great sign that the final work has commenced, then the servants who have been commissioned to bring the greater things forth must also return so they can bring these words forth. The return of the servants is also a sign that the work has commenced.

We need to be watching for the records that come forth and for the servants that bring them.

Friday, May 7, 2010

The Major Signs Appear to be in Place

The major signs in the heavens and the sign of the coming of the son of Man, which begins as a small light and grows bigger and bigger until the world can see that it is Christ approaching the earth in his glory, cannot take place until AFTER the first laborers of the last kingdom return and bring forth the unsealed part of the words contained in the sealed book and give the final warning and seal up the law and bind up the testimony.

Those latter day saints who do not understand that the Saints need to be gathered and Zion will be established BEFORE the coming of the Lord in his glory are no better off than the protestants with the corrupted King James Version of the Bible for their guide.

Those who are simply looking for the signs of the final coming of the Son of man in his glory to judge the wicked will realize when they see them that they have missed the gathering and great will be their sorrow!

It is critical to realize that there are at least two groups of signs mentioned in the scriptures. The first group of signs herald the return of Gods servants followed by the return of the Lord in secret.

The second set of signs herald the return of Christ in his glory to judge the world.

The signs that precede the return of the servants appear to be pretty close to being in place.

The top two stories on one of the chat boards today are as follows

THE SEA FLOOR IS LEAKING OIL: link to www.foxnews.com]


As discussed in another post, the signs that precede the return of the coming forth of the servants and the sacred records in the 3rd watch according to Mormon 8 and 2nd Nephi 27 are as follows

  1. The nations of the gentiles and the Jews will be drunken with iniquity and all manner of abominations
  2. People will say miracles are done away
  3. The blood of the saints shall cry from the ground because of secret combinations
  4. Churches have become defiled and are built up to get gain (huge emphasis on collecting money from the poor) love of money, fine apparel, the adorning of churches
  6. Wars and rumors of wars
  7. Earthquakes in divers places
  9. Murders, robbing, lying, decievings & whoredoms

We are informed in lectures on faith that there will be a gathered and consecrated people waiting for the Lord before he returns.

Furthermore, Mormon 8 reveals that zion will already be established on the earth BEFORE the Lord of hosts visits the earth with GREAT NOISE, STORM, TEMPEST, AND THE FLAME OF DEVOURING FIRE.

Section 88 concurs. The sequence given is as follows

  1. That the servants are sent AGAIN to fulfill the mission they have been commissioned to testify and warn the people (80-81)
  2. They will bind up the law and seal the testimony and prepare the saints for the hour of judgment which is to come that their souls may escape the desolation of abomination which is to come! (84)
  3. After the last testimony of the servants will be the testimony of earthquakes, thunderings, lightnings, tempests, waves heaving themselves beyond their bounds and all things shall be in commotion! (88-91)
  4. The earth shall tremble and reel to and fro (87)
  5. The sun shall hide his face (87)
  6. The stars shall cast themselves down (87)

Section 84 concurs with section 88 that the servants will return to prepare the saints to escape the desolation of abomination. It is their calling to explain to us clearly and understandably what the desolation of abomination is and how we can avoid becoming one of the casualties of it.

It is the responsibility of the anointed servants of the Lord to provide explanations of what the desolation of abomination is.

Beware of false teachers that deny modern revelation and deny the literal fulfillment of ALL of Gods unconditional promises and try to get you to focus exclusively on the second set of signs and the final coming of the Lord in glory to judge the world, for if you reject the servants and refuse to repent and be gathered in, you will be among those other false factions of apostate Christianity who will be taken by surprise when the Lord does return in glory.

You will be among all the tribes of the earth that mourn when they see him coming!

You will be among those fooligh virgins that are without oil in their lamps who are anxiously knocking on the door of the wedding chamber which has been closed and locked.

The Lord is pleading with you,

"hearken unto my voice, lest death shall overtake you; in an hour when ye think not the summer shall be past, and the harvest ended, and your souls not saved."

It appears that the last signs to take place just prior to the return of the servants and the coming forth of the records are pretty close to being in place!

Zechariah informs us that the Marvelous Work begins when God returns the "Brand" prophet to the earth and exchanges his filthy garments for clean ones. He also brings forth the "Branch" prophet who builds the temple.

These two Servants, the Seer and the Spokesman will be accompanied by their "fellows".

Among their fellows are a quorum of seven servants who act as the eyes of the Lord.

They run to and fro in the whole earth!

Who are these nine servants who have been bound and consecrated together by covenant?

There is an interesting passage of scripture in section 82 that may be applicable.

As an interesting recent event and possible coincidence, or possible sign in the earth, a recent crop circle located within a few miles of stonehedge is depicting seven small circles next to two larger circles.

It also shows six circular images crossing over the largest top circle, possibly referring to a separate quorum of six.

Is this one of the signs in the earth that we have been warned about?

And it shall come to pass that he that feareth me shall be looking forth for the great day of the Lord to come, even for the signs of the coming of the Son of Man. And they shall see signs and wonders, for they shall be shown forth in the heavens above, and in the earth beneath. And they shall behold blood, and fire, and vapors of smoke." (45: 39-41)

Here is an interesting story about the crop circle-

"The first week in May we witness the first English Crop Circle in southern Wiltshire. The area around Old Sarum is certainly not an active part of the countryside for the phenomenon. In fact it has only witnessed a few events of the last two decades, which makes this 'Curtain Opener' to the 2010 season quite a surprise. Many of the researchers and followers of the Connector were probably expecting the Avebury area to 'take the prize' for the first official Crop Circle in 2010. Perhaps this is the start of a migration for the Circle makers? Only time will tell!

The last time a crop circle appeared close to Old Sarum was 5th June 1992 and 1st August 2006


On further investigation, it would appear the positioning of the crop circle in relation to Old Sarum, actually lies on the direct path of a very well know Ley Line which has an alignment with Stonehenge, (which is only two miles a way!) and cuts the nearside edge of the inner banks of the fortified encampment of Old Sarum. This Ley Line then straight through Salisbury Cathedral itself, and the hillforts of Clearbury Rings and then Frankenbury Camp in Hampshire.

This clearly indicates that the positioning of Crop Circles could indeed be connected with Ley Lines, which are aligned to well known Ancient Sites. Are we being shown a doorway to ancient knowledge? Will we find the key in 2010?

We need to be watching for the records to come forth with the return of the servants. There will be two primary servants, a quorum of seven and possibly a quorum of six. According to Micah, a quorum of eight principal men will also accompany the seven shepherds.

Don't be surprised if those servants who were high profile in the 2nd watch initially take a low profile stance in the background, making the test focus on our ability to discern the truth or error in the records that are published and brought forth by others.

Obviously, false records from false prophets could also be part of the test.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Vapors of Smoke in Foreign Lands

Would you be surprised to find out that the prophecy about the ancient record mentioned in Isaiah 29 and 2nd Nephi 27 is not referring to the record Joseph Smith translated known to day as the Book of Mormon that came forth from the unsealed portion of the plates back in the 1800's?

In this post I want to discuss why I believe-

  1. 2nd Nephi 27 is speaking about the 3rd watch and not the 2nd watch and why verse 9 is speaking about the Seer and the Spokesman

  2. The recent activity in volcanoes in foreign lands may be an indicator that the Servants are about to return very soon with additional records that will be published.

  3. The coming forth of the Book of Mormon and the additional content contained in the sealed portion represents a THREE PART event which takes place during THREE SEPARATE AND DISTINCT PERIODS OF TIME. The first part of the event took place during the 2nd watch when the unsealed portion came forth. The second part will take place at the beginning of the 3rd watch with the coming forth of the "unsealed words" contained in the sealed portion of the book. The last and final part of the event takes place towards the later part of the 3rd watch when the "sealed words" contained in the sealed portion come forth. That portion of the sealed book contains a vision of the events from the beginning of the earth to the ending thereof.

One day while pondering about the recent volcano activity, the following scripture came into my mind.

"Yea, it shall come in a day when there shall be heard of fires, and tempests, and vapors of smoke in foreign lands"

It is found in Mormon 8.

Notice how the 8th Chapter of Moroni seems to equate these volcanic events with the coming forth of the words from the sealed book during the Marvleous Work.

Interpretations in brackets (and sometimes not in brackets) are provided by yours truly-

Search the prophecies of Isaiah. Behold, I cannot write them. Yea, behold I say unto you, that those saints who have gone before me, who have possessed this land, shall cry, yea, even from the dust will they cry unto the Lord; and as the Lord liveth he will remember the covenant which he hath made with them. (When the Lord visited the Nephites in 3rd Nephi, and other Nephite prophets he promised them that he would remember his covenant with them and the entire house of Israel in the last days. Contrary to popular belief, he did not complete his covenant with them at that time… the fulfilling of the covenant was to be a future event during the marvelous work… See . 3 Ne. 16: 5, 11-12, 3 Ne. 20: 12, 19, 22, 25-27, 29, 460

And he knoweth their prayers, that they were in behalf of their brethren. And he knoweth their faith, for in his name could they remove mountains; and in his name could they cause the earth to shake; and by the power of his word did they cause prisons to tumble to the earth; yea, even the fiery furnace could not harm them, neither wild beasts nor poisonous serpents, because of the power of his word.

And behold, their prayers were also in behalf of him that the Lord should suffer to bring these things forth.

From the above verse we find that the ancient Nephites have been praying from the dust for Joseph Smith to return because they understand that he holds the keys to begin the Marvelous Work in the 3rd watch and to gather in and restore the covenant with the Nephites and all of Israel. see D&C 14, 35:25, 39:11, 86:11, 90:6-10, 103:16-17

And no one need say they shall not come, for they surely shall, for the Lord hath spoken it; for out of the earth shall they come, by the hand of the Lord, and none can stay it; and it shall come in a day when it shall be said that miracles are done away; and it shall come even as if one should speak from the dead. [ this prophecy has a dual fulfillment, Moroni was speaking from the dead in the 2nd watch AND Joseph Smith will indeed verily return and will speak from the dead in the 3rd watch]

And it shall come in a day when the blood of saints shall cry unto the Lord, because of secret combinations and the works of darkness. [He is speaking about a prolonged period of time, to the Saints of the 2nd watch leading up to the Saints of the 3rd watch prophesying that they will have secret combinations and works of darkness among themselves within the Church]

Yea, it shall come in a day when the power of God shall be denied, and churches become defiled and be lifted up in the pride of their hearts; yea, even in a day when leaders of churches and teachers shall rise in the pride of their hearts, even to the envying of them who belong to their churches. [again, the time period spoken of appears to covers four generations of time, from the restoration of the church until the Marvelous Work begins. It began back in Kirtland and Nauvoo. It was then that the church became defiled not now. The church has been defiled for over 160 years!]

Yea, it shall come in a day when there shall be heard of fires, and tempests, and vapors of smoke in foreign lands;

[This is a great key. We know that the four generation time period during which the book begins to come forth began back in Kirtland and Nauvoo when the church was restored and then became defiled, but when do the words of the sealed portion finally begin to come forth?

It appears as if it is four generations later, when fires, tempests and vapors of smoke are heard of in Foreign lands!!!!!

And there shall also be heard of wars, rumors of wars, and earthquakes in divers places.

It seems like there have been wars and rumors of wars for a prolonged period of time, which, of by themselves do not constitute a significant sign of the times.

However, wars and rumors of wars lining up at the same time as an increase in large earthquakes along with great oil spills and pollutions along with the activity of volcanoes that are billowing enough vapors to temporarily cancel thousands of flights might just be a very unusual and significant correlation of events which is alluded to in prophecy!

Yea, it shall come in a day when there shall be great pollutions upon the face of the earth; there shall be murders, and robbing, and lying, and deceivings, and whoredoms, and all manner of abominations; when there shall be many who will say, Do this, or do that, and it mattereth not, for the Lord will uphold such at the last day. But wo unto such, for they are in the gall of bitterness and in the bonds of iniquity.

Yea, it shall come in a day when there shall be churches built up that shall say: Come unto me, and for your money you shall be forgiven of your sins.

O ye wicked and perverse and stiffnecked people, why have ye built up churches unto yourselves to get gain? Why have ye transfigured the holy word of God, that ye might bring damnation upon your souls? Behold, look ye unto the revelations of God; for behold, the time cometh at that day when all these things must be fulfilled.

Behold, the Lord hath shown unto me great and marvelous things concerning that which must shortly come, at that day when these things [wars, rumors of wars, earthquakes, pollutions, volcanoes and ancient records] shall come forth among you.

Behold, I speak unto you as if ye were present, and yet ye are not. But behold, Jesus Christ hath shown you unto me, and I know your doing.

And I know that ye do walk in the pride of your hearts; and there are none save a few only who do not lift themselves up in the pride of their hearts, unto the wearing of very fine apparel, unto envying, and strifes, and malice, and persecutions, and all manner of iniquities; and your churches, yea, even every one, have become polluted because of the pride of your hearts.

For behold, ye do love money, and your substance, and your fine apparel, and the adorning of your churches, more than ye love the poor and the needy, the sick and the afflicted.

O ye pollutions, ye hypocrites, ye teachers, who sell yourselves for that which will canker, why have ye polluted the holy church of God? Why are ye ashamed to take upon you the name of Christ? Why do ye not think that greater is the value of an endless happiness than that misery which never dies—because of the praise of the world?

Why do ye adorn yourselves with that which hath no life, and yet suffer the hungry, and the needy, and the naked, and the sick and the afflicted to pass by you, and notice them not?

Yea, why do ye build up your secret abominations to get gain, and cause that widows should mourn before the Lord, and also orphans to mourn before the Lord, and also the blood of their fathers and their husbands to cry unto the Lord from the ground, for vengeance upon your heads?

Behold, the sword of vengeance hangeth over you; and the time soon cometh that he avengeth the blood of the saints upon you, for he will not suffer their cries any longer.

Moroni 8 seems to be speaking to all five generations of Saints, from those living during the generation of time that the time the church was restored  and the fulness was rejected, to those living in this generation, four generations later. Yet the time that the book comes forth is identified by very specific signs that are all present NOW.

It was the amazing information contained in Mormon 8 that led me to another passage of scripture that seems much more focused on our current time and the beginning of the Marvelous Work.

If we do a key word search of "tempest" and "fire" to find related prophesies pertaining to the storyline contained within Mormon 8, we are led to the The Book of Mormon version of Isaiah 29 which has been misinterpreted by some latter day saints. Many believe it is prophesying about the coming forth of the Book of Mormon back in 1829 because of the dual fulfillment and parallels having to do with the foundation work back when the foundation of the Marvelous Work was being laid.

Again, many have assumed that much or all of this chapter is referring to the early period of the LDS restoration movement in the 1830's when the foundation of the Marvelous Work was being laid.

However, the first three verses of this chapter reveal that it is taking place AFTER the 2nd watch, in the beginning of the 3rd watch!

Furthermore, the entire chapter is speaking categorically about the contents within the SEALED BOOK, it never mentions the unsealed portion of the book!

A strict literal chronological rendering of this chapter provides the following profile of events in light of modern revelation. Some parts of this profile provided by modern revelation (according to my interpretation of it) are put in brackets.

I invite you to re-read 2nd Nephi 27 while reviewing the following interpretation and see if you don't agree that this chapter is almost exclusively speaking about the Marvelous Work in the 3rd Watch-

1- In the last days of the Gentiles, all nations of the Gentiles and Jews will be drunken with iniquity and abominations (verse 1)

2- They will be visited by the Lord [including the return of his servants] at a time when earthquakes, storms, tempest and the flame of devouring fire are taking place, as signs of his return [as he returns for the third time in secret as a thief in the night, before his final coming in glory] (verse 2)

3- After his servants return and establish the kingdom of God on earth (Zion)] A multitude of Nations will fight against Zion and distress her, but to no avail!

4- All of the first generation Saints who lived at the time of the foundation movement and those that followed afterwards during the following four generations that have rejected the prophets [Seer & Spokesman] by closing their eyes to the truths that were revealed through them shall stay themselves and wonder and stagger in wonderment and confusion. Our deep sleep of apostasy was put upon us by the Lord because of our rejection of the truth. (verses 4-5)

5- AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS [in other words, at a future time, AFTER the servants return and Zion is established], the Lord will bring forth the words of a book which IS sealed. He doesn't unseal the book and bring forth the words, he brings forth some of the words of the book while the book is sealed!

6-This enables people to view some of the content within the sealed book without being able to see the inside of the book itself. The Saints of the 3rd watch have to exercise faith and be tested just as the Saints of the 2nd watch were tested! This is why it is so important to treasure up the word of God and take the Holy Spirit as your guide because you will be required to discern if the words are true! The THINGS which are in the book shall be kept from those who are unbelieving and wicked. It is possible that false books will be coming forth by false prophets at this time to make the the great test even more of a challenge. (6-8)

7- But the Book shall be delivered to a man [the Seer] and he shall deliver some of the words to another man [the Spokesman]. Take a close look at verse 9!

I believe this incredible passage is referring to the seer and the Spokesman and the synergistic relationship between them and the roles between them when the marvelous Work and the Wonder begins!

The Seer brings the words forth, but he Spokesman declares them!

Documentation for the interpretation of the above passage is provided in both the Book of Mormon AND modern revelation;

18 And the Lord said unto me also: I will raise up unto the fruit of thy loins; and I will make for him a spokesman. And I, behold, I will give unto him that he shall write the writing of the fruit of thy loins, unto the fruit of thy loins; and the spokesman of thy loins shall DECLARE it. 2nd Nephi 3:17-18

Realizing that the Spokesman is responsible to DECLARE the words from the sealed book, look again at the Book of Mormon clarification of Isaiah 52- (3 nephi 21)


8 And when that day shall come, it shall come to pass that kings shall shut their mouths; for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.

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 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.

Jeremiah notes that it is at the time of the fall of Babylon that the word is DECLARED

1 The word that the Lord spake against Babylon and against the land of the Chaldeans by Jeremiah the prophet.

2 DECLARE ye among the nations, and publish, and set up a standard; publish, and conceal not: say, Babylon is taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach is broken in pieces; her idols are confounded, her images are broken in pieces.

3 For out of the north there cometh up a nation against her, which shall make her land desolate, and none shall dwell therein: they shall remove, they shall depart, both man and beast. Jeremiah 50

6 Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the Lord's vengeance; he will render unto her a recompense.

7 Babylon hath been a golden cup in the Lord's hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.

8 Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.

9 We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go every one into his own country: for her judgment reacheth unto heaven, and is lifted up even to the skies.

10 The Lord hath brought forth our righteousness: come, and let us DECLARE in Zion the work of the Lord our God.

11 Make bright the arrows; gather the shields: the Lord hath raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for his device is against Babylon, to destroy it; because it is the vengeance of the Lord, the vengeance of his temple.

12 Set up the standard upon the walls of Babylon, make the watch strong, set up the watchmen, prepare the ambushes: for the Lord hath both devised and done that which he spake against the inhabitants of Babylon.

Modern revelation agrees with ancient prophecy, Sidney and his associates RECEIVE the word from Joseph.

The word will GO FORTH to the ends of the earth from Sidney and his associates.

6 And again, verily I say unto thy brethren, Sidney Rigdon and Frederick G. Williams, their sins are forgiven them also, and they are accounted as equal with thee in holding the keys of this last kingdom;

7 As also through your administration the keys of the school of the prophets, which I have commanded to be organized;

8 That thereby they may be perfected in their ministry for the salvation of Zion, and of the nations of Israel, and of the Gentiles, as many as will believe;

9 That through your administration they may receive the word, and through their administration the word may go forth unto the ends of the earth, unto the Gentiles first, and then, behold, and lo, they shall turn unto the Jews.

10 And then cometh the day when the arm of the Lord shall be arevealed in power in convincing the nations, the heathen nations, the house of Joseph, of the gospel of their salvation.

11 For it shall come to pass in that day, that every man shall hear the fulness of the gospel in his own tongue, and in his own language, through those who are ordained unto this power, by the administration of the Comforter, shed forth upon them for the revelation of Jesus Christ. ( D&C 90:6-10)

Sidney is to "proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord and the gospel of Salvation (90:93)

Sidney is to be the SPOKESMAN and to be mighty in expounding all scripture.

"But a commandment I give unto you, that ye shall declare whatsoever thing ye declare in my name, in solemnity of heart, in the spirit of meekness, in all things.

8 And I give unto you this promise, that inasmuch as ye do this the Holy Ghost shall be shed forth in bearing record unto all things whatsoever ye shall say.

9 And it is expedient in me that you, my servant Sidney, should be a spokesman unto this people; yea, verily, I will ordain you unto this calling, even to be a spokesman unto my servant Joseph.

10 And I will give unto him power to be mighty in testimony.

11 And I will give unto thee power to be mighty in expounding all scriptures, that thou mayest be a spokesman unto him, and he shall be a revelator unto thee, that thou mayest know the certainty of all things pertaining to the things of my kingdom on the earth. (section 100)

9- The Seer shall not deliver the SEALED BOOK or the SEALED WORDS within the book. However some of the words within the sealed book will not be sealed and will be delivered during the earlier part of the Marvelous Work, as a test for the wicked and as a testimony for the righteous. There are certain WORDS within the sealed book that are SEALED, having to do with the revelation of what happens from the beginning to the end of the earth. In other words, some times these passages speak of the BOOK being SEALED, sometimes they speak of certain WORDS within the book being SEALED! ( Verse 10)

10- At a future time, after the great test, after probation is over and it is too late to repent, all of the words in the sealed book will be read from the housetops by the power of Christ, revealing all of the secret acts of men from the beginning of the world to the end thereof. (verse 11)

11- At the time when the Sealed Book shall be delivered to the Seer, the physical book shall be hidden from the eyes of the world except for THREE WITNESSES! We can only speculate who these three witnesses will be. It could be that Oliver, David and Martin will return and complete their missions as the original three witnesses of the Book of Mormon. It could be that three of the first three High Priests of the dispensation who preside over the Marvelous Work could be the witnesses as well. Another possibility is that it could be that three mortals from our current generation may be called to be witnesses. Wow, what an honor that would be to be a witness of the record! (verse12) One last possibility is that the three witnesses of the 3rd watch are the three Nephites (see 3 Nephi 28) (my speculation is that the three witnesses from the 2nd watch will return and fulfill their callings just as Joseph and the other first elders will.)

12- It is possible that a few others may have the privilege of viewing the sealed book but if so, they apparently don't have the same calling as the three witnesses who are required to testify to the world. (verse 13)

13- It is under these circumstances that the Lord will PROCEED (begin) the process of bringing forth some of the words of the sealed Book! And wo to those who reject that portion of words that are brought forth during the time of wickedness at the beginning of the Marvelous Work in the 3rd watch! (verse 14)

14- Yes, there is going to be a repeat of an event that happened during the 2nd watch which was only a shadow fulfillment of this prophecy! The words will be taken by the Spokesman or one of the witnesses to a "learned" man and he will be asked to read them, but the learned man will only be willing to read them if the book can be produced! It appears that this is because he wants the glory of being able to look at the reformed Egyptian characters or at the physical book and render a professional opinion based on his scholarship and worldly learning as to whether it is a forgery or not. (verses 15- 18) [Update: NEPT brought to my attn that a closer look at the wording of these passages suggests that perhaps 1- the "learned man" is actually "learned men", plural. 2- He also points out that the text makes no mention of Egyptian characters. It is simply the translated passages that the servant is ask the learned men to read. Interesting and important observations! See also the comments emailed to me by Malachi which I have included in the comment section]

15- In summary, the Lord will deliver the book that is sealed AGAIN to the same Seer that he had delivered it to in the 2nd watch, who is not learned. The Lord will tell the Seer that the learned shall not be allowed to see the book because they have rejected the words. The Lord will state that "I am able to do my own work" of translation and I will show you the portion of words that are to go forth, just as I showed them to you in your mind during the work of translation the first time, during the 2nd watch! "Therefore don't touch the things that are sealed". I will bring them forth after the separation of the wheat and the tares. (verses 19- 23)

16- Etc., etc., etc.

Two things really struck me this time while reading the above passages.

First, the words of the sealed book come forth at a time when there are wars and rumors of wars while fires and tempests and vapors of smoke are being reported in foreign lands, which I find to be very exciting because it provides a much more specific way to target when the second portion of the book comes forth!

Second, we learn that in fact, the people of our generation will be tested the exact same way the people of the 2nd watch were tested! We don't get to see the book or even view the characters within the sealed book. We only get to read the translated portion of the words in the book. Joseph's second commission does not begin in POWER, rather in word only, to test the saints.

Words will be published to the world to the condemnation of some and the salvation of others!

They may come forth from someone who is not considered to be a credible source. It may come from a "nobody" who does not hold a high position in life and has not accumulated wealth or been successful according to the world or it may even be a historical figure from the past that is despised by Mormons and non-Mormons alike, perhaps it will be some one whose reputation has been marred that is called upon to be a forerunner to prepare the way for the Seer..

We will have the opportunity to read and discern if the published words are true or not.

The coming forth of records plays a huge part in the Marvelous Work and in the great test that is coming.

Ancient prophecy speaks of a time when God's work will be published to the world-

"Because I will publish the name of the Lord: ascribe ye greatness unto our God". Deut. 32: 3

5 Declare ye in Judah, and publish in Jerusalem; and say, Blow ye the trumpet in the land: cry, gather together, and say, Assemble yourselves, and let us go into the defenced cities.

6 Set up the standard toward Zion: retire, stay not: for I will bring evil from the north, and a great destruction.

7 The lion is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the Gentiles is on his way; he is gone forth from his place to make thy land desolate; and thy cities shall be laid waste, without an inhabitant.

8 For this gird you with sackcloth, lament and howl: for the fierce anger of the Lord is not turned back from us http://scriptures.lds.org/en/jer/4/5,16#5

1 The word that the Lord spake against Babylon and against the land of the Chaldeans by Jeremiah the prophet.

2 Declare ye among the nations, and publish, and set up a standard; publish, and conceal not: say, Babylon is taken.

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!

8 Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the Lord shall bring again Zion. http://scriptures.lds.org/en/isa/52/7#7

It seems to me that there are three separate events where the words of the seed of Lehi come forth.