Sunday, August 24, 2008

#7 The voice of warning shall be unto all people, by the mouths of my disciples...the Book of Commandments which I have given them to publish unto you

Now that we have the testimony of Joseph Smith concerning the second commission that we documented in evidence #4, as well as section 88, Gen 50:30 and 2nd Nephi 3, lets look at the opening verses of section one of the D&C

"And the voice of warning shall be unto all people, by the mouths of my disciples, whom I have chosen in these last days. And they shall go forth and none shall stay them, for I the Lord have commanded them. Behold, this is mine authority, and the authority of my servants, and my preface unto the book of my commandments, which I have given them to publish unto you, O inhabitants of the earth."

Pay careful attention to the above verses and you will see something you may not have noticed before... the disciples that finally go forth with so much power that no one can stop them are the same disciples that published the Book of Commandments to the world!

This is another testimony that Joseph Smith and the original members of the restored church that helped to publish the very first Book of Commandments in 1833 are the same servants that will return into the Lords vineyards prior to the second coming to go forth in power and initiate the Marvelous Work and prepare the Saints during the last generation of time in the sixth seal.



Anonymous said...


I have very much appreciated all of the evidence you have so far presented as I love to study and ponder these things.

Maybe I misunderstand, but 'disciple' has always seemed to me to mean anyone who follows the LORD. But here, in this context, you seem to be referring specifically to those who first published the Book of Commandments.

Is this one of those portions of scriptures that has a deeper and more specific prophetic meaning that remains sealed without an understanding of the previous evidences you have provided?

I could see others contending that anyone who is proclaiming (publishing, even as you do here on your blog) the truth of the Book of Commandments (D&C) is included among those disciples that this verse references, and that it is not necessarily specifically referring to the First Elders & Joseph Smith. Or do you believe this is another example of a shadow/literal meaning?

Someone who is watching said...

While it is true that the term disciple refers to a follower and believer, not necessarily referring to an office or calling, the Lord often referred to his apostles as disciples as well.

I believe a literal interpretation of what is being said indicates that the four specific disciples commissioned to publish the revelation in the D&C are going to return with power and fulfill the promises spoken of. (others will obviously be included)

This is further substantiated by other revelations such as section 29, which makes an unconditional promise to specific individuals, and section 101 and 103 which specifies Joseph Smith by name as the servant mentioned in the parable of the redemption of Zion, etc., etc.