"Think not that I am come
to send peace on earth:
I came not to send peace,
but a sword.” Matt 10:34
Perhaps one of the most perplexing things about religious history and the gospel of Jesus Christ is the use of violence, the sword and even genocide by God and his servants.
As we look at Elijah destroying the priests of Baal, Moses committing mass genocide, Nephi cutting Labans head off and numerous other events in the scriptures, much of the violence and taking of life seems incongruent with the Gospel of love and peace.
The declaration "Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword” seemed so out of character for the creator of mankind who is the author of the Gospel of Love. Why did divine justice mandate that the Jews who crucified Christ need to be delivered over to the sword?
Although life is sacred and we are not allowed to take it without being commanded via revelation, is it possible that perhaps we put to much emphasis on the importance of life and not enough emphasis on the importance of submitting ourselves to God and the divine consequences for refusing to do so. If the sole purpose of this earth life it to prove whether we will obey and respect God, what is the importance and significance of living once a person or group of people has rejected him… other than the hope that they will have a change of heart?
Furthermore, since the purpose of this life is to allow people the opportunity to repent and return unto God and to prove which glory they are to inherit, perhaps the taking of the lives of those who refuse to submit to God is simply part of the demands of justice which the unrepentant fall under.
Is it not fair to say that if Christ had not pruned his vineyard when he appeared to the Nephites to sanctify and consecrate them and establish Zion among them, that they could not have been sanctified? Clearly, the more righteous that were left after the great destruction and pruning had taken place had not been able to become sanctified and establish consecration under the direction of God's prophets while they had been mingled with the tares.
Without the power of God doing a great pruning, it is seldom if ever that the good overcome the bad in the vineyard. Usually, it is the opposite.
We are informed in section 86 that for Gods divine purposes during the 2nd watch, that the wheat and tares would be allowed to continue to grow together until the final time of harvest lest the wheat which was still tender and weak in the faith be destroyed also;
"But the Lord saith unto them pluck not up the tares while the blade is yet tender (for verily your faith is weak), lest you destroy the wheat also. Therefore, let the wheat and the tares grow together until the harvest is fully ripe; (ripe in iniquity) then ye shall first gather out the wheat from among the tares, and after the gathering of the wheat, behold and lo, the tares are bound in bundles, and the field remaineth to be burned." D&C 86:6-7
Although I would like to think that the harvest is fully ripe as soon as the servants get back, there is reason to believe that first the entire group of believers, including all ten virgins gather together to the interim gathering place and have a great controversy wherein those who have taken the Holy Spirit as their Guide will discern who the false apostles and prophets in their midst are.
We are informed in the allegory that during the 2nd watch, the reason the wheat were unable to progress is because they were mingled among the tares.
"And thou beheldest that a part thereof brought forth good fruit, and a part thereof brought forth wild fruit; and because I plucked not the branches thereof and cast them into he fire, behold, they have overcome the good branch that it hath withered away. Jacob 5:46
Zion and Babylon simply cannot co-exist in the same part of the vineyard. One will always overtake the other.
The allegory in Jacob informs us that in the 2nd watch the natural branches that had become wild were grafted in to the mother tree not only to preserve the life of the roots, but also in preparation for the great "pruning" that would need to take place in the 3rd watch in order to save the righteous. (Compare Jacob 5:62 with 5:69 & D&C 24:19)
The Book of Mormon informs us that much of the Marvelous Work has to do with the polarization created by the Gospel and the spiritual and temporal destruction of the wicked;
"For the time cometh, saith the Lamb of God, that I will work a great and a marvelous work among the children of men; a work which shall be everlasting, either on the one hand or on the other—either to the convincing of them unto peace and life eternal, or unto the deliverance of them to the hardness of their hearts and the blindness of their minds unto their being brought down into captivity, and also into destruction, both temporally and spiritually, according to the captivity of the devil, of which I have spoken." 1 Ne. 14: 7
It may seem odd that the righteous Nephite nation that successfully established Zion would be given the ominous privilege and calling to return to the earth as God's avenging army to help prune the vineyard. But this great pruning is essential if those who are found waiting, watching and willing to repent are going to successfully consecrate and establish Zion. The good fruit must overcome the bad fruit to prepare this earth for the millennium.
As we watch for the events of the 3rd Watch to take place, the task becomes a little difficult in that the scriptures are not really that clear as to how the servants return to the vineyard.
The light of the gospel had shown forth very softly and slowly in the 1st and 2nd watches as far as public knowledge of the events was concerned. The birth of Christ into the world was perceived by precious few. The same was true in the beginning of his ministry also. The first vision was not widely known initially nor was the coming forth of the Gold plates or even the restoration of the priesthoods and the church of Christ. It was all quiet, methodical and progressive in nature.
It is not all that clear if the 3rd watch is a soft and slow beginning or if it hits with the sound of the trump and/or the shaking of the earth or something else that gets the attention of the masses. We do know that God will hasten things in the third watch and that the events of the last generation will begin to move very rapidly.
More than likely, for our test to equal the test that the previous Saints went through, the beginning of the Marvelous Work will also be relatively quiet and unnoticed by the general public. When the fulness of the Gospel is finally offered to us, it will still require great faith and discernment on our part since there will be numerous false teachers, prophets and Christs spreading their delusions.
Frankly I believe there is a good possibility that the Servants could already be back.
When I pray for the return of the kingdom I am really praying for the kingdom to make itself known and to go forth, and to be accepted by the inhabitants of the earth. I am praying for the Fulness of Gospel of Jesus Christ to be preached and offered to us, for indeed the kingdom may already be on the earth!
Again, I feel there is sufficient reason to believe that we are very close to the opening of the 3rd watch, if the servants are not already back, they will be very shortly.
As one who hopes to be found waiting, watching, willing and praying, when the warning voice goes forth, it is only natural that I am continually speculating and prognosticating on when the "appointed time" of the 3rd Watch and Marvelous Work is going to begin.
In an earlier post I asked a rhetorical question as to whether we (those of us who are watching) need to play a part in bringing the servants back by praying and exercising faith. Frankly, I believe the return of the servants and the return of the keys of the kingdom has been a predetermined event with a predetermined date that was set from before the foundation of the world.
It has been destined to happen at a "set time" or "appointed time" according to the will of the Lord, however, I also believe that the scriptures reveal that those who are wise will understand and be aware of, and looking forward to and be praying for these events to take place.
"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." D&C 45: 39
"...none of the wicked will understand but the wise will understand" Dan. 12: 10
"And a commandment I give unto thee—that thou shalt write for him; and the scriptures shall be given, even as they are in mine own bosom, to the salvation of mine own elect; For they will hear my voice, and shall see me, and shall not be asleep, and shall abide the day of my coming; for they shall be purified, even as I am pure." D&C 35:21
I simply want to be among those who are praying for the divinely mandated inevitable to take place. Perhaps the purpose of exercising faith in prayer is more for my own refinement than because God needs any help in bringing forth his Servants from the dead.
The scriptures indicate that we can know the season that the Lord and his servants return.
If you are new to this blog, I encourage you to leave this post and go to the very first one and progress chronologically back to this one to get the foundation that has been laid. Things will make much more sense if you do.
If you are new to this blog but you are the type that must read the last chapter of a book first, please don't get this topic confused with the "no one knows the day or the hour" doctrine. I am not referring to the final coming of the Lord in glory nor am I even trying to identify the exact day that the Lord returns in secret for the third time, prior to his coming in glory.
I am simply trying to identify the approximate time that the servants of the Lord come to prepare the way for the return of the Lord of the Vineyard. I am focusing on the opening up of the 3rd watch when father Adam comes and brings the Seer and the Spokesman and others of the first laborers of the last kingdom with him. And that initial event may well be done in secret as well.
It is interesting that according to the allegory in Jacob, the Lord of the vineyard appears to wait for his servant and servants to prepare the way before He comes back into the vineyard. That may actually be the reason that nobody may know the hour and day that the Lord of the Vineyard returns for the third time in secret... because the divinely appointed set time for the 3rd watch to begin is predicated upon the return of the Servants, not the return of the Lord!
According to the allegory, the return of the Lord takes place after the servants prepare the way.
That being the case, it would not surprise me if in fact it is possible to know the exact day that the servants return based on information given in the scriptures... but that is not really my passion. I am content to know the approximate time that the 3rd watch is to begin and to be found watching when it happens and to know by the power of the Holy Ghost who the true servants are when the gospel is preached and the stone begins to roll forth for the last time, never to be hindered again.
There are several ways to view this most important topic.
The scriptures reveal that in the 3rd watch, those who accept the Gospel and are baptized and receive the gift of the Holy Ghost shall be looking forth for the signs of the coming of the Son of Man and they shall know him!
And again, it shall come to pass that on as many as ye shall baptize with water, ye shall lay your hand, and they shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, and shall be looking forth for the signs of my coming, and shall know me. D&C 39: 23
It may surprise many who feel that they have been baptized and hold the higher priesthood that they will be required to get baptized again and get the real gift of the Holy Ghost when the servants return.
One of the main purposes of the true gift of the Holy Ghost which is to have the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost, is to be introduced to the Lord and to personally know him! But having the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost and knowing the Lord follows the return of the servants with the fulness of the Gospel.
But what about right now?
For now, we are to be watching and waiting in a spirit of being willing to accept the fulness of the Gospel.
We usually speak of the signs of the times that will be manifest when the last generation opens up bit I want to first address what I refer to as the times of the signs… or, in other words, I want to briefly mention a few timelines that help us identify the approximate time when the marvelous work and the last generation of probationary time is to open up with the accompanying signs will be taking place.
Perhaps the oldest and longest timeline is the one mentioned by Daniel. I have covered this in a previous post, but it basically has to do with the fact that there was to be seventy, forty nine year periods or Jubilees from the transgression of the Children of Israel in the Old Testament until the final reconciliation for iniquity that brings in a new era.....
“Seventy [Jubilees] are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins,[of Israel] and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy”
When the Servants return, the blindness which is upon Israel and past sins of Israel will be removed and the light of the Gospel will shine forth again.
Another Old Testament prophecy contained in Genesis 15 is the 400 year prophecy. Again, I have already addressed this prophecy before but briefly, I believe that although there was a shadow fulfillment back at the time of Moses, the literal fulfillment has to do with a remnant of the Children of Israel being led to the promised land of America by the hand of the Lord in about 1607. 400 years later brings us to the end of that period with a transition point following shortly thereafter.
At the end of the four hundred year period, judgment falls upon the unrepentant inhabitants of the hypocritical nation.
Thirdly, modern revelation informs us that four generations after the completion of the generation in which the church was restored, the wrath of God would begin to fall upon all those who hate God. I have written a post on this as well. It has now been about four generations since the official sustaining of Joseph Smith successor as the president of the Church. Modern revelation indicates that this brings us to the time frame when God's wrath begins to fall upon the wicked.
Lastly, there is a Book of Mormon timeline that has been circulating around the internet in various chat groups that also provides a possibly provides a type of the latter day timeline between the 2nd and 3rd watches.
Undoubtedly there are other timeline related witnesses that point to the time period that we are just now entering into but I think these four suffice in getting the point across relative to where we stand in time.
In some ways, it is ominous to think about what is about to happen regarding world events including the tremendous break down in the social structure of society, anarchy, destruction of our present form of governments, implosion of capitalism and vaporization of the value of the fiat currency that we have been seduced into relying on as a means of exchange, etc.
From a practical non-religious perspective it feels like our nation as a people are laying in a rubber raft quietly basking in the sun floating down a river. As the water is getting more turbulent, and the raft which is moving quickly down the river is about three feet from the edge of a huge 5,000 foot water fall, the masses are finally beginning to feel that something very wrong is about to happen! The Wall Street Journal recently had an article pointing out that people in general are feeling that something ominous is about to happen. (sorry, I have misplaced the link to the article)
Unusual things are beginning to take place across the nation. One of these anomalies is the appearance of tent cities popping up across America,
Another has to do with local and state governments becoming more assertive in protecting their rights from the federal government. There are now over twenty states that have declared their sovereignty and getting national exposure .
US States are now joining what is being called the States Rights Movement which seeks to break the power of the Federal Government. Within the past few weeks Texas Governor Rick Perry stated: “I believe that our federal government has become oppressive in its size, its intrusion into the lives of our citizens, and its interference with the affairs of our state. That is why I am here today to express my unwavering support for efforts all across our country to reaffirm the states’ rights affirmed by the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. I believe that returning to the letter and spirit of the U.S. Constitution and its essential 10th Amendment will free our state from undue regulations, and ultimately strengthen our Union.”
Topics that the corporate media would not touch a few years ago are now fair game. Recently an article in the Wall Street Journal pointed out that food may well be the best investment one can make in these economic times.
The Allan Keyes interview provides an amazing display of a new flavor of polarity that is taking place in politics.
This Lou Dobbs interview with a credible insider provides a compelling explanation as to why the financial debacle is not getting fixed, why government is not disciplining the Wall Street culprits who created the financial meltdown we are experiencing and why we now have the fox guarding the henhouse.
Of course, from a prophetic/spiritual perspective, those that are waiting and watching and ready to repent and return to the Lord, this is the greatest time in the religious history of the world.
The years 2008 & 2009 with April 6th possibly marking the true beginning of each year, seem to be the transition point between the ending of the 2nd watch and the beginning of the 3rd watch.
This period of prophetic history that all of the great prophets prophesied about and looked forward to is referred to in many ways. Below is just a few of the terms and phrases that speak about this general time frame. Some refer to the start of this time period while others refer to events contained within it;
- The Marvelous Works and a Wonder
- The Restoration
- The Times fo Refreshing
- 3rd Watch
- The time of Jacobs Trouble
- Fulness of the Gentiles
- Fulness of Times
- Day of the Lord
- The Time of the End
It is interesting to note that in the allegory found in Jacob, the Lord holds off on pruning the vineyard during the second watch, yet it is the act of pruning in the 3rd watch that brings forth success in getting the entire tree to become good fruit.
It is significant to me that the allegory acknowledges the mystical appearance of the good fruit (return of the Nephite Nation and other righteous souls from the previous watches) BEFORE the existing branch begins to grow and flourish and bring forth good fruit! This is why the scriptures indicate that we will go and help the Nephites build up Zion. The righteous Nephites that return take the lead in building up Zion and those who repent and consecrate are invited to assist them.
This tells me that just as Christ needed to prune the vineyard in order to enable to the Nephites to consecrate and establish Zion, He needs to do the same thing in the 3rd watch in order for the good to overcome the bad.
Without a fierce pruning by God and his servants, the tares always overcome the wheat. It is the power of God in pruning the vineyard in the 3rd watch that enables the good to overcome the evil.
But if the Nephites need to return before our generation can achieve our full potential and consecrate, what needs to happen before the Nephites return?
My speculation, based upon my limited understanding of prophecy, is that first Father Adam and the first laborers of the last kingdom return quietly and a coronation of sorts takes place. This seems to involve the removal of the filthy garments from Gods servant and replacing them with clean ones. This of course symbolizes the final removal of the sins that had been placed upon him. The power that removes these sins from him also removes them from Israel and enables them to awaken spiritually! (See Zech 3-6)
Then the light shines forth among those who sit in darkness. Those who sit in darkness are those that rule this world. It involves the President Elect and all Politicians, Bankers Religious leaders, etc.
This declaration is mentioned in section 124 and there is a very good possibility that this declaration has already been delivered to those who sit in darkness. This is one of the reasons that I feel the servants could already be back.
The declaration invites the current rulers of the world to give heed to the light and glory of Zion and to repent, and to submit themselves to the coming kingdom of God. It declares when the "set time" for the re-establishment of the kingdom will be and specifies boldly where the cornerstone of the Zion is. It invites them to bring forth their precious treasures, etc.
All of this is to leave them without excuse, for God is about to visit them in the day of visitation.
It is very possibly because of the great warning that has previously gone forth to the president elect and the leaders of the nations that several high ranking politicians have warned of a generated crisis that will take place within six months of the inauguration.
The great and abominable Church of the Devil that is clearly identified in the Book of Mormon is preparing to make war with the kingdom of God when it establishes itself.
A disturbing report pertaining to the recent G-20, NATO and US-EU meetings in Europe involving the leaders of the Western Nations claims that on the evening of April 3rd, over 500 of our World’s most elite citizens attended a ‘Black Mass’ at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg presided over by Pope Benedict XVI who was secretly flown into France to preside over this most unusual ceremony.
According to these reports, those attending this Black Mass included President Obama and his wife, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, nearly all senior members of Europe’s Royal Houses and the top American and European bankers and corporate leaders. Interesting to note too about those attending this ceremony was the presence of former
If indeed these reports of this Black Mass are true, it makes perfect sense that the minions of Scratch are holding there own dark assemblies to prepare for the coming battle between good and evil and to fight against the Kingdom of God going forth.
Following the rejection of the gospel by those who rule, prophecy informs us that the servants pull down the tower of the enemy that encumbers the holy ground and re-establishes the kingdom of God on earth. This is the reason for my innuendo in past posts that when those who sit in darkness refuse to turn their kingdom over to him whose right it is to rule, there is a military strike of come kind that results in pulling down the tower of the enemy and Gods servants reclaim the cornerstone of Zion.
This provides an interim gathering place for those who are watching, waiting and willing to receive the gospel. However the old kingdom is raging and unwilling to submit. they gather together to make war with the Saints. At this time God has his servants avenge him of his enemies.
Little does the great and abominable Church of the Devil realize what they are up against. The translated Nephites and perhaps others from previous watches become the hammer of the Lord from within the American Nation while the foreign armies who are invading become another hammer of the Lord from without.
A great pruning takes place. It clears off the center place of Zion and prepares it for the gathering of those who have been kept hid in the chambers while the wrath and indignation of the Lord wipes this nation clean, as with a besom of destruction. At the end of the destruction, and wars, the gospel is finally taken to the other remnants of Israel including the indigenous tribes and eventually the heathen nationsl. The kingdom continues to roll forth to fill the whole earth.
"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." (1 Ne. 22: 8)
So here we are, with the times of the signs and certain events that are taking place to indicate to us that we are knocking at the door of the opening of the last generation of probationary time and the beginning of the Marvelous Work and a Wonder.
Daniel calls it the BEGINNING of the END.
It has recently been posited on the internet that; The Illuminati has a 13-day occult period leading up to the great black sabbath of 1st May, known as Bealtaine. The key event marking the inauguration of this major phase in the Illuminati plan was the Twin Towers attack of 2001. Thus, having opened the cycle in New York, the Illuminati will also close it in the same city with a nuclear explosion. The date they appear to have been selected for this purpose is 19th April 2009, which falls 66,666 hours after the 9/11 attacks.
I have no idea if there is any truth to the above statement, but I frankly doubt that a very large nuclear explosion will take place in New York until the inhabitants of that city have been duly warned by the authorized servants of the Lord;
Clearly the dark forces are at work preparing for the great culminating wars between good and evil are about to take place.
As we look at possible key dates for great events to take place, we should keep in mind what the ancient prophets have said about the NEW MOON as a sign when solemn assemblies and other events take place. (For those who want to participate in unified prayers for the Kingdom of God to go forth, I am inviting you to pray during the hours of 9-12 PM MST on every New Moon this year)
I have previously made the following observations about what the scriptures tell us about the importance of the new moon;
"Let me share three interesting prophetic observations about the New Moon;
1- the new moon marked the time anciently when the king and his court would attend the feast. This could be prophetically significant regarding the Feast of Fat Things coming up. “And David said unto Jonathan, Behold, to morrow is the new moon, and I should not fail to sit with the king at meat..” 1 Sam. 20: 5, 18, 24
2- The “appointed time” begins with a New Moon; “Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.” Ps. 81: 3 This is referring to the time mentioned in section 88 when the first laborers of the last kingdom return and call their solemn assembly.
3- The time when all flesh comes to worship the Lord begins with a new moon; “And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord” Isa. 66: 23
Since the new moon plays such a critical role in prophecy and the events of the last days and since I have shown in previous posts why the one year period following the 400 year period mentioned in Gen 15 appears to possibly be April 6th 2009 when the real year of 2009 nine begins, here is a schedule of the new moons for 2009 that may be interesting to you;
New Moon for April, 2009
- April 25, 03:23
New Moon for May, 2009
- May 24, 12:11
New Moon for June, 2009
- June 22, 19:35
New Moon for July, 2009
- July 22, 02:35
New Moon for August, 2009
- August 20, 10:02
New Moon for September, 2009
- September 18, 18:44
New Moon for October, 2009
- October 18, 05:33
New Moon for November, 2009
- November 16, 19:14
New Moon for December, 2009
- December 16, 12:02
It is interesting that while signs in the heavens play a role in prophecy pertaining to true prophets, they also play a very important role for Satan’s minions as well.
The holy word of God informs us that our nation will be ruled by the occult and will be entrenched in witchcraft at the time that he sends his servants to destroy the bloody city;
“Woe to the bloody city! it is all full of lies and robbery; the prey departeth not; The noise of a whip, and the noise of the rattling of the wheels, and of the pransing horses, and of the jumping chariots. The horseman lifteth up both the bright sword and the glittering spear: and there is a multitude of slain, and a great number of carcases; and there is none end of their corpses; they stumble upon their corpses: Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the wellfavoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts.” (Naham 3)
Micah tells us that the God will cut off witchcrafts and soothsayers and graven images out of the land, he also documents how the Davidic Servant comes forth who is to be ruler in Israel;
“Now gather thyself in troops, O daughter of troops: he hath laid siege against us: they shall smite the judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek. But thou, Beth-lehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall HE come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel. And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God; and they shall abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth. And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men.
And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders. And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people as a dew from the Lord, as the showers upon the grass, that tarrieth not for man, nor waiteth for the sons of men. And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the midst of many people as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go through, both treadeth down, and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver.
Thine hand shall be lifted up upon thine adversaries, and all thine enemies shall be cut off. And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord, that I will cut off thy horse out of the midst of thee, and I will destroy thy chariots: And I will cut off the cities of thy land, and throw down all thy strong holds: And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand; and thou shalt have no more soothsayers:
Thy graven images also will I cut off, and thy standing images out of the midst of thee; and thou shalt no more worship the work of thine hands. And I will pluck up thy groves out of the midst of thee: so will I destroy thy cities. And I will execute vengeance in anger and fury upon the heathen, such as they have not heard (Micah 5)
Certainly the forces of good and evil are preparing for the final wars that will precede the coming of the Lord in glory.
There is another upcoming event that is rather remarkable... I hope you are sitting down.
At this time when we are looking forth for our Father Adam and the first laborers of the last kingdom and many of the remnants of the righteous Nephite Zion and others of our ancestors to arise from the dead and shake off the dust as they return to the earth, you will no doubt find the following video very fascinating.
"The Return of the Ancestors" is a gathering being held by many indigenous tribes in which they believe "the people who created the human race will be returning"
Who is inspiring this event? Why does this assembly happen to be taking place during the first new moon of the first month of the year of transition?
Although these tribes are in a state of darkness and apostasy just like the rest of us, and few are even Christian, at least they are more humble than many of those who call themselves by His name.
Certainly they play an important role in the last days and God will be calling out to them.
Is it a coincidence that they are meeting at this particular time at the 1st new moon of the new transitional year and focusing on their ancestors to return and share wisdom with them? I can't help but think what a great event this would be for a visit from the three Nephites to attend, or the Seer, or the Spokesman, or Father Adam.
"At the time of the 12 Baktun and 13 Ahau is the time of the return of our ancestors and the return of the men of wisdom. The time is now."
- Grandfather Alejandro Cirilo Oxlaj
"And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city. Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness." Isa. 1: 26