If you are like I was when I began to take the word of God literally, you have probably been mesmerized as you have been re-reading the D&C... it is now coming alive and making sense to you. Things are jumping out at you that you have never noticed before....It is no longer a sealed or confusing book or a book of contradictions and false prophecies or a book that challenges your testimony of the work that Joseph Smith was called to.
You are probably beginning to notice with greater clarity which sections of scriptures are pertaining to the 2nd Watch that the LDS Foundation Work took place in and which ones are referring to prophecies that will take place when the Marvelous Work takes place in the 3rd Watch.
Of course that is happening to you only if you have been able to put down Isaiah which is also mesmerizing you now that you realize that the words of Isaiah are not only speaking historically, but also referring prophetically to our time and the events that are about to happen.
I now want to show you an evidence that is well hidden in section 85 of the D&C.
Before showing this I want to share a fascinating key to searching the scriptures.
Have you ever noticed how Christ sometimes uses very long sentences containing primary topics and sub-topics?
I believe one of the reasons he does this is so that He can embed cryptic messages that are missed by those who are not paying attention and are not searching for hidden treasures of knowledge.
Often these sentences contain the beginning statement pertaining to the primary topic followed by what I refer to as "cryptic filler" which is a sub-topic, then he will switch back and bring the primary topic to a conclusion... a conclusion that will be missed unless you are paying attention.
If you are not paying attention, you will forget about the primary topic He is initially speaking about or at least you won't get the message he is really conveying.
With that bit of information, I am now going to show you some interesting verses in section 85 pertaining to genealogy work and redeeming the dead:
The main topic is in red, the sub-topic is in blue.
It is contrary to the will and commandment of God that those who receive not their inheritance by consecration, agreeable to his law, which he has given, that he may tithe his people, to prepare them against the day of vengeance and burning, should have their names enrolled with the people of God. Neither is their genealogy to be kept, or to be had where it may be found on any of the records or history of the church. Their names shall not be found, neither the names of the fathers, nor the names of the children written in the book of the law of God, saith the Lord of Hosts.
We know from Gods holy infallible word that the time will come when the Sons of Levi will offer an acceptable offering unto the Lord and it will be a Book containing the records of our dead. This will be a part of the Marvelous Work. It did not happen in the 2nd Watch 170 years ago... it is not happening now.... but it will happen during the 3rd Watch.
The above mentioned scriptures regarding work for the dead provide another evidence that the Marvelous Work which includes the work of redeeming the dead was not completed back in the 2nd Watch when God was using Joseph Smith to lay the foundation for the future Work to come forth in the 3rd Watch.
This provides another witness that there is to be another watch or dispensation in the future in which this most important work will be completed.
Praise the Lord God Almighty!