It further explains that the Second Watch represents the Gospel being preached to the Gentiles first and then going to the Jews during the time of the LDS restoration movement in the 1830's..We are informed that the Gentiles bring forth the same evil fruits in the second watch that the Jews brought forth in the first watch.
Finally in the third watch, the gospel light shines upon the Gentiles again and then goes to the Jews. The third watch is referred to in other scriptures as the Marvelous Work, strange act, the fullness of times and the times of restitution of all things, the Time of Jacobs Trouble and the Dispensation of the Fulness of Times.
JST Matt 21:47-56 is provided below;
47 And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them.
53 And the
54 Wherefore, on whomsoever this stone shall fall, it shall grind him to powder. [The kingdom of God was taken from the Jews and given to the Gentiles during the 1st watch and then after the gentile church went into apostasy, the Lord and his servants returned to the vineyard during the 2nd Watch to restore the kingdom to the Gentiles during the latter day Saint Restoration movement in the 1830’s. This section of scripture reveals that the Gentiles ultimately bring forth the same wicked fruit as the Jews]
55 And when the Lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, he will destroy those miserable, wicked men, and will let again his vineyard unto other husbandmen, even in the last days, who shall render him the fruits in their seasons. , [The Lord of the vineyard returns in the 3rd watch to destroy the wicked gentiles and lease his vineyard to righteous husbandman and begin the Marvelous Work and a Wonder which will separate the wicked from the righteous]
56 And then understood they the parable which he spake unto them, that the Gentiles should be destroyed also, when the Lord should descend out of heaven to reign in his vineyard, which is the earth and the inhabitants thereof.
[Editorial Note, the parentheses in the above passages of scripture are also in the scriptures but the brackets and the content contained therein in red is provided by me to clarify and identify the three watches.]
Within one generation after the Jews of the first watch reject the gospel, their church and kingdom is destroyed.
We learn from latter-day revelation that in the second watch, the Lord destroys the Gentiles church. This will be discussed in future posts. (Various scriptures referring the the four generations that follow the LDS Restoration Movement are as follows D&C 103:26, 105:30, 124:50, 52 another reference that speaks in more general terms about Gods dealings with the wicked beginning at the 3rd and 4th generations is 98:46,)
The throwing down of the gentile Church and the destruction of the gentile nations of the earth takes place at about the time that the gospel light shines forth in the third and final watch… when the marvelous work comes forth.
From these two sections in the inspired version we are informed that there would be three separate and distinct gospel dispensations leading up to the Second Coming in Glory and that Christ would come to his vineyard in secret in each of these watches or dispensations.
The Dispensation of the Last Times beginning in the Meridian of Time
The Dispensation of the Gospel of Abraham which is secretly ushered in during the LDS restoration movement of the 1830's after the New Testament Church of Christ is restored.
The Dispensation of the Fulness of Times (Marvelous Work and a Wonder)