If I Were a Prophet

And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? would God that all the Lord’s people were prophets, and that the Lord would put his spirit upon them!

-Numbers 11:29

I’ve been doing this blog for nearly a year and a half.

If you haven’t noticed, it hasn’t really taken off.

I have no idea how to run a website. My blog posts are clunky, and I have almost no regular readership.

However, I do get some interesting feedback. I’ve noticed a commonality between those that disagree with my ideas.

this piece of feedback is something I once heard about Watcher of onewhoiswatching.wordpress.com—

Many are put off of our writing because we never claim revelation. We never talk about the Holy Spirit or the voice of the Lord. We don’t get touchy-feely and work off people’s fuzzy emotions.

We don’t have visions and don’t speak boldly with power and authority.

The reason we don’t do this is because we don’t want to blaspheme the Lord. We know that anyone claiming to hear the voice of the Lord is hearing the voice of Satan and is thus blaspheming the God of heaven.

I heard from multiple sources that Joseph Smith has apparently visited a Snufferite and told them that he (Joseph) was innocent of polygamy.

Damn, I’m jealous. When I prayed about whether or not he was innocent or guilty, all I got was the voice of God. Pft, lame.

Joseph commited polygamy, but only because he had to.”

That was what I was told, supernaturally, in April of 2014.

I now do not believe that it was God who spoke to me. It was Satan, teaching me truth to put stock into “revelation” so that he could deceive me at a later time.

Some time later, I had a vision of the afterlife comparable to Section 76 which I put into writing. Into “thus saith the Lord” language.

I showed it to missionaries on my mission and they believed it to be the word of God.

They honestly believed I was a prophet.

My mission president was terrified that I was going to start my own church. I honestly could have.

I am good looking and charasmatic. I have a narcistic personallity, which includes dreams of grandiose and being smarter and better than everyone else. I STILL suffer an enlarged perception of my own self-importance.

I am not supposed to be a follower. I’m supposed to be a leader, my mind tells me. The carnal man I am demands respect and admiration.

So my career in religion could have been very lucrative. I could have converted a portion of my mission. I could have convinved many of my prophetic status. I can write “scripture” better than Christopher Nemelka and he’s got a couple hundred deluded followers.

By the grace of God, I saw the light..

Once I began to deny all of my revelations and visions in favor of the redemption of Zion as recorded in Sections 101 and 103, I lost a lot of fandom with the missionaries in my mission.

They weren’t interested in Joseph Smith coming back.

They wanted me to be a prophet.

They wanted me to have visions. They wanted me to be their Daniel and interpret their dreams. Prophecy for them.

On my mission, I learned an important lesson.

People want a prophet. And those that need a prophet will never become prophets themselves.

We who know the words of Christ require no man.

-G.azelem

The Mysteries of the Kingdom pt. 5 “Revelation 12”

“Revelation 12”

One of my controversial beliefs is that the followers of Satan come to the earth to receive bodies and go through a mortal probation. I don’t think it’s controversial; it makes perfect sense to me, but I’ve had a hard time finding anyone else who believes the same thing.

A part of understanding this is understanding that the war in heaven did not completely take place before the earth was formed.

The war in heaven BEGAN before Adam and Eve came to the earth, but Satan was not cast down to the earth until June 6th 1831.

The Book of Revelation contains things that take place in the future, “things which must shortly come to pass.” (Rev 1:1)

That means Revelation 12 and the war in heaven took place after the meridian of time, and after John received this revelation/vision.

That’s my first reason for why the war in heaven took place in the future.

My second reason is a little tricky to explain, but hear me out… We know the reason Satan was cast out of heaven. Satan was cast down because he tried to destroy the agency of man. But man only received agency once they were on the earth to be tempted! (D&C 29:39) There was no agency in heaven. Agency began with mortal probation. So the war in heaven had to take place after the earth began its 7000 years of temporal existence.

Also keep in mind the content of the Book of Job, in which Satan is STILL in the presence of God.

Satan rebelled in the pre-existence and kept not his first estate, but that does not mean he was no longer in heaven. The true meaning of “estate” is unlocked in Luke, when Mary says that God, “hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden.” (Luke 1:48)

The first estate was not heaven. It was not a place. It was a position, a state of being.

Satan and his followers did not keep their first estate/position before God.

That does not mean they didn’t go through a mortal probation.

In Moses 5 we read that Cain was a son of perdition before the world was made. (verse 24)

Cain did not keep his first estate in heaven, and on earth it showed.

Many followed Satan in the pre-existence (Moses 4:6; Abraham 3:28) and they became the angels of Satan. They’ve been slowly coming to the earth as part of an opposition of all things.

When Satan was cast down to the earth, I believe that his followers then began coming en masse.

Think about it…

They were cast down to the EARTH. Why wouldn’t God just cast them elsewhere…? Why were they cast to the earth???

Because they were foreordained to come to the earth and go through a mortal probation!

There are many other scriptural references I could use to prove this, but if what I’ve said is not sufficient, you will never believe this and never find those references for yourselves.

[The Word of God also teaches that the celestial souls were always celestial. They were foreordained to salvation the same way the devil and his angels are foreordained to hell/annihilation.]

For now I want to focus on the war in heaven. I believe I have ascertained the exact date that Satan was cast down. Let’s look at Revelation 12.

Then we will go to the D&C for the dates.

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Revelation 12 explains that the dragon persecuted the church of God, which brought forth Jesus Christ– the man child– who WAS (future) to rule all nations with a rod of iron.

The woman (the church of God) flees into the wilderness for 1260 years. (verse 5)

Then, at a later time, the woman is nourished for time, times, and time and half a time, by two wings of an eagle. (verse 14)

Most readers think that the time, times, and half a time, is the 1260 years mentioned in verse 5. But if you understand the D&C this is not the case.

The kingdom of God was restored to the earth when the Melchizidek Priesthood was restored to the earth on June 6th 1831.

The two wings that nourish the kingdom of God are Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon, the seer and the spokesman.

The kingdom of God is nourished for three and a half years (time, times, and time and a half) from 1831 to 1834.

Then the latter-day apostasy occurred. The new and everlasting covenant was broken. (Complete apostasy occurred by 1842)

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Now take a look at 1260 years that was mentioned in verse 5.

The church was in the wilderness for 1260 years from 1831.

1831-1260 = 571 AD

What happened 571 AD?

It was only until that year that the kingdom of God left the earth. So much for the “great apostasy” that supposedly occurred after the apostles were killed. The true church was on the earth until that point.

I believe the true church made its way through Asia and Africa, while Rome hijacked Christianity in Europe.

What else happened 571 AD?

The birth of Muhammad.

One of the beasts that Revelation speaks of…

But that’s all I’m going to cover for now. I more than likely could be wrong about lots of things in Revelation. But here were some of my thoughts on it.

I will continue this series in a different direction.

-G.azelem

[update: I forgot something I wanted to include with this. I have another reason to believe that Satan was cast to the earth in 1831.

We read in Section 50 that, “there are many spirits which are false spirits, which have gone forth in the earth, deceiving the world.” verse 2

Now compare that to what Section 52 tells us: “Satan is abroad in the land, and he goeth forth…”

After the Melchizidek priesthood was restored, between the date of Section 50 and the date of Section 52, we now have Satan himself deceiving the world!

At the Morley Farm, during the calling from heaven of God’s own voice, declaring who is to be ordained to the Melchizidek priesthood, Joseph said that the man of sin was there revealed.

That is something I encourage people to read about. Thanks!]

The Mysteries of the Kingdom pt. 4 “The First Trump and the Wheat and the Tares”

My last post compiled the events that take place during the fifth and sixth seal, as detailed in Section 88. Again, this section in the D&C perfectly compliments Revelation. Take note of these two verses:

Rev 6:

14 [during the sixth seal…] And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together.

Rev 8:

1 And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.

Now look at Section 88:

95 And there shall be silence in heaven for the space of half an hour; and immediately after shall the curtain of heaven be unfolded, as a scroll is unfolded after it is rolled up, and the face of the Lord shall be unveiled;

In the sixth seal heaven departs and is rolled together.

In the seventh seal, D&C 88 tells us that the heavens UNFOLD after having been rolled up.

There isn’t much significance to this; I’m simply providing it as an example of how perfectly the D&C gels with the Holy Bible.

Revelation doesn’t talk about the heavens unfolding, only being rolled together. To me, that’s evidence that God was only giving half the picture with the Book of Revelation; and that he would bring forth– through seers and prophets– greater clarity in the last days when these events would take place.

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There are seven trumpets that sound after the seventh seal is opened. The trumpets sound after there is silence in heaven for about the space of half an hour.

When the first trump sounds, two things happen…

One of these things:

96 And the saints that are upon the earth, who are alive, shall be quickened and be caught up to meet him.

97 And they who have slept in their graves shall come forth, for their graves shall be opened; and they also shall be caught up to meet him in the midst of the pillar of heaven—

98 They are Christ’s, the first fruits, they who shall descend with him first, and they who are on the earth and in their graves, who are first caught up to meet him; and all this by the voice of the sounding of the trump of the angel of God.

This is exactly what Paul taught: “with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air.” 1 Thess 4:16-17

The other thing to happen during the first trump is that the archangel has this to say:

94 … That great church, the mother of abominations, that made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, that persecuteth the saints of God, that shed their blood—she who sitteth upon many waters, and upon the islands of the sea—behold, she is the tares of the earth; she is bound in bundles; her bands are made strong, no man can loose them; therefore, she is ready to be burned. And he shall sound his trump both long and loud, and all nations shall hear it.

Those that are raptured are caught up by the sound of the trump from the first angel, and the first trump is also when the tares are ready to be burned. In Revelation 8 we read that hail and fire is sent down. Section 88 tells us that the great and abominable church is the first target of the Lord’s wrath.

Not only are the tares READY to be burned, before the second trump sounds, the tares ARE burned.

So who are the tares and what is the great and abominable church?

I have an M. Night Shyamalan twist for you…

The LDS church will be the great and abominable church.

The parable of the wheat and tares (Mathew 13) explain this. Section 38 says that the tares are COMBINED with the Saints. It says that the enemy which seeks to destroy them in secret chambers infiltrates the Saints and becomes part of the church.

Now read Section 86:

7 Therefore, let the wheat and the tares grow together until the harvest is fully ripe; 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.

The LDS church contains the wheat and the tares of the earth. The wheat is gathered OUT (to Zion) and only the tares remain.

Without the wheat, the LDS church is the great and abominable church.

This is further witnessed by Section 112:

24 Behold, vengeance cometh speedily upon the inhabitants of the earth, a day of wrath, a day of burning, a day of desolation, of weeping, of mourning, and of lamentation; and as a whirlwind it shall come upon all the face of the earth, saith the Lord.

25 And upon my house shall it begin, and from my house shall it go forth, saith the Lord;

26 First among those among you, saith the Lord, who have professed to know my name and have not known me, and have blasphemed against me in the midst of my house, saith the Lord.

When the day of wrath begins in the seventh seal, it targets the great and abominable church.

The first target of God’s wrath is the tares who are currently among the Saints, the ones that have professed to have known Christ but have secretly blasphemed him.

In studying this, I have come to a new understanding in regards to the Work of the Father.

I used to think the Marvelous Work and a Wonder was the same thing as the Work of the Father.

I was wrong.

The Marvelous Work and a Wonder is among the Gentiles, by the first elders who are, in scripture, the remnant of Jacob.

The Work of the Father is something entirely different!

It happens AFTER the Marvelous Work and AFTER the Saints have been gathered out and/or raptured.

1 Nephi 14:

17 And when the day cometh that the wrath of God is poured out upon the mother of harlots, which is the great and abominable church of all the earth, whose founder is the devil, then, at that day, the work of the Father shall commence, in preparing the way for the fulfilling of his covenants, which he hath made to his people who are of the house of Israel.

The Work of the Father takes place during the seventh seal!

The Marvelous Work and a Wonder takes place during the fifth and sixth.

3rd Nephi 21:

23 And they [the celestial Gentiles] shall assist my people, the remnant of Jacob [the first elders], and also as many of the house of Israel as shall come [wheat of the LDS church], that they may build a city, which shall be called the New Jerusalem.

24 And then shall they assist my people that they may be gathered in, who are scattered upon all the face of the land, in unto the New Jerusalem.

25 And then shall the power of heaven come down among them; and I also will be in the midst.

26 And then shall the work of the Father commence at that day, even when this gospel shall be preached among the remnant of this people [seed of Lehi]. Verily I say unto you, at that day shall the work of the Father commence among all the dispersed of my people, yea, even the tribes which have been lost, which the Father hath led away out of Jerusalem.

27 Yea, the work shall commence among all the dispersed of my people, with the Father to prepare the way whereby they may come unto me, that they may call on the Father in my name.

28 Yea, and then shall the work commence, with the Father among all nations in preparing the way whereby his people may be gathered home to the land of their inheritance.

The Marvelous Work and a Wonder is what brings about the New Jerusalem, the Celestial souls, before the day of wrath.

The Work of the Father commences in the seventh seal as destruction is sent forth. The Work of the Father gathers the Terrestrial souls.

These souls are not recovered from the four winds, like the last harvest of the elect, but from the four quarters.

Ether 13:

10 [Marvelous Work and a Wonder] And then cometh the New Jerusalem; and blessed are they who dwell therein, for it is they whose garments are white through the blood of the Lamb; and they are they who are numbered among the remnant of the seed of Joseph, who were of the house of Israel.

11 [Work of the Father] And then also cometh the Jerusalem of old; and the inhabitants thereof, blessed are they, for they have been washed in the blood of the Lamb; and they are they who were scattered and gathered in from the four quarters of the earth, and from the north countries, and are partakers of the fulfilling of the covenant which God made with their father, Abraham.

After these things come to pass, the millenium occurs.

-G.azelem

Mysteries of the Kingdom pt. 3 “The Seals”

Over the past few months I’ve been studying the work of Protestant prophecy scholars.

The doctrine of the rapture has been a controversial topic. Not whether or not it will occur– like Mormons argue– but whether or not it happens before or after the Tribulation.

Both sides of this argument bring valid reasoning for their stance.

The amazing thing I discovered is that Mormons have the answers. The D&C provides the clues to bring the discussion to an end. We can know of a certainty WHEN the rapture will take place.

The Book of Revelation is vague and unclear, but with modern prophecy as an aid, things become clear…

Of course, we do not know the date or time, but we CAN find out when the gathering and the rapture will occur between all the prophetic events of the future.

What’s so ironic about Mormons is the fact that although they may have the answers to the dillemas of Protestants, they remain blissfully unaware of this. For 180 years, only a rare some individuals seem to have studied the Mormon-exclusive scriptures seriously enough to find out the amazing things they shine light on.

Mormons, in fact, usually reject the concept of the rapture– *facepalm*– even though the scriptures are clear on this. [To be fair, some Christians also reject the rapture.]

As fun as it would be, I am NOT going to explain the ENTIRE Book of Revelation. I am going to look at chapters 5-7, in regards to the seven seals.

Between the gospels, the Book of Revelation, and the D&C I have ascertained when the gathering and rapture will take place during which seal. If I am correct in my interpretations, this is my most important post.

My contention is that those that have a pre-Tribulation rapture stance, are confusing that idea with a mid-Tribulation GATHERING; and that those that believe in a post-Tribulation rapture are, in some regards, correct.

The rapture happens after the Tribulation indeed– before the day of the Lord, when the wrath of God comes down in the seventh seal.

Those that believe in the correct post-Tribulation rapture, however, are missing the fact that there is a mid-Tribulation gathering!

Similar to the faith vs. works argument– both sides are correct, and both sides are wrong.

I am going to provide the bigger picture in regards to the gathering and rapture.

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The place to start is this:

Realize that we are in the fifth seal. Not the sixth, and sure as heck not the seventh.

I will prove this in a moment, but first consider the state of what is said to occur during the fifth seal.

9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:

Many people are not aware of this, but right now the most persecuted group in the entire world is Christians. They are being slaughtered by the millions in the Middle East.

See this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytdMUddGe-U

The media is not reporting this, obviously. The media is pro-Islam, which is to be expected. They believe Muslims are fighting for justice, that they have been wronged by the Jews and European colonization. This narrative is a lie. The Muslims simply want to kill Jews and Christians because their false god tells them to in the Quran.

This website provides 100 references to violence in the Islamic religious text: http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/pages/quran/violence.aspx

While the Saints on this side of the globe may be in the midst of a spiritual warfare– a battle for their faith– the Christians (and Jews) on the other side of the globe are fighting for their lives.

Mormons are currently not the main characters in God’s story right now.

The fifth seal contains the tribulation.

The tribulation is the war against Christians and Jews, as well as the culminating event of the abomination of desolation.

[BTW there is a difference between the ‘abomination of desolation’ and the ‘desolation of abomination’, but figure that one out on your own 🙂 ]

God’s people do not escape the Tribulation; they escape God’s wrath during the “day of the Lord.”

This is why there is a divide between those that study the Bible. There seems to be references to escaping the end-time-evil’s, but there are references to having go through it– like the martyrs who die for their testimonies.

I am positive that the celestial souls do not escape the Tribulation. In fact, I believe the celestial souls are the TARGET of the Tribulation.

Only until the seventh seal will God’s wrath be poured down on the earth. THAT is what the Saints will of course be protected from.

However, God’s wrath does BEGIN in the sixth seal– but the angels tell God to wait long enough to seal the 144,000. I’ll return to this in a moment.

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Here is the evidence that we are in the fifth seal….

When the sixth seal is opened, there is a great earthquake, the sun becomes black, and the moon gives no light/turns to blood. (Rev 6:12)

I do not believe this has occurred.

Certain things must come to pass BEFORE this happens.

Look at Mathew 24:

28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

29 ¶Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

There is a gathering that occurs before/during the Tribulation!

Early in the D&C we read that the first elders of the church are called to bring to pass the gathering of the elect– that, “they shall be gathered unto ONE place upon the face of the land,” when tribulation is sent forth. (D&C 29:7-8)

Look at what the JST of Mathew even says:

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.

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;

32 And again shall the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, be fulfilled.

33 And immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

There is going to be a gathering.

Then the Gospel is preached unto the whole world…

the abomination of desolation occurs…

and THEN the sixth seal opens – the sun is darkened and the moon gives no light.

Let’s get further clarity from Luke before we turn to the D&C.

Luke 21:

24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

25 ¶And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;

The times of the Gentiles are fulfilled before the sixth seal.

The JST, again, makes it even more clear:

25 And he answered them, and said, In the generation in which the times of the Gentiles shall be fulfilled, there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations with perplexity, like the sea and the waves roaring. The earth also shall be troubled, and the waters of the great deep;

Something else that most are not aware of, is that the times of the Gentiles is yet to come in.

According to the D&C, the times of the Gentiles needs to come in one last time. (D&C 45:28) This is when the Gospel of the Kingdom is preached as a witness unto the whole world, as recorded by Mathew.

Mathew 24:

14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

After the final witness to the nations, the abomination of desolation occurs. We are told that when we see this, we must go the holy place. (Zion!)

We are also told that when this happens we should, “pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day.” (Matt 24:20)

The meaning of Christ’ words here is that we need to pray that we are not fleeing from Babylon during the seventh seal (sabbath day/seventh day). We want to be fleeing during either the fifth or the sixth seal– not the seventh, because that is when the wrath of God is being poured out on the nations.

We want to leave in the summer, not the winter.

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There is two passages of scripture I want to compare:

  1. 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. (JST Mathew-1:27, Mathew 24:28)
  2. Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. And they answered unto, Where Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, hither will the eagles be gathered together. (Luke 17:37)

Notice that Luke uses the word body, not carcass.

The reason for this is because Luke is referring to the body of Christ, which is already gathered. Luke is speaking of the rapture, not the gathering.

JST—as always—clarifies even more:

37 And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is gathered; or, in other words, whithersoever the saints are gathered, thither will the eagles be gathered together; or, thither will the remainder be gathered together.

38 This he spake, signifying the gathering of his saints; and of angels descending and gathering the remainder unto them; the one from the bed, the other from the grinding, and the other from the field, whithersoever he listeth.

This is included in the JST-Mathew. Verse 27 spoke of a gathering to the carcass, to make up the body, but then it speaks of the rapture once the Gospel of the Kingdom is preached and the abomination of desolation occurs.

37 And whoso treasureth up my word, shall not be deceived, for the Son of Man shall come, and he shall send his angels before him with the great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together the remainder of his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

The gathering occurs from the four quarters of the earth, while the rapture occurs from the four winds.

The rapture also occurs at the sound of a trumpet– just like Paul said in 1 Thessalalonians 4:

16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

The elect whom are gathered at Zion, will be lifted up, and the remainder of the elect will be gathered by angels from the four winds.

This happens at the sound of a trumpet. This is the first trumpet which occurs in the seventh seal. So the rapture occurs during the seventh seal.

Those that are not elect, who are neither gathered nor caught up, will have to make the journey to Zion on foot, during the seventh seal.

That’s why Jesus said to pray your journey would not be on the sabbath day. If you’re travelling on the sabbath day, you missed the rapture.

My next topic, ‘Mysteries of the Kingdom pt.4’ will be about the seven trumpets.

For now I want to return back to the fifth seal:

This is when the Tribulation is occuring.

This is when the times of the Gentiles comes in for one final generation.

Doctrine and Covenants Section 88 tells us EVERYTHING we need to know as we anticipate the soon-to-be gathering.

Before we look at Section 88, let’s cover something from Section 1:

37 Search these commandments, for they are true and faithful, and the prophecies and promises which are in them shall all be fulfilled.

Denver Snuffer believes that because the Saints failed, God must use another people. He does not take modern revelation seriously. In this, he is not alone. Nobody studies the D&C seriously.

Until someone takes 1:37 seriously, they will fall victim to false prophets.

The voice of warning will be from the disciples that Christ has already chosen! The disciples that he chose were the ones that published the Book of Commandments in 1833. (D&C 1:4-6)

Speaking to the disciples who were chosen to give the voice of warning, Section 88 tells them this:

84 Therefore, tarry ye, and labor diligently, that you may be perfected in your ministry to go forth among the Gentiles for the last time, as many as the mouth of the Lord shall name, to bind up the law and seal up the testimony, and to prepare the saints for the hour of judgment which is to come;

85 That their souls may escape the wrath of God, the desolation of abomination which awaits the wicked, both in this world and in the world to come…

The first elders of the church will go forth amongst the Gentiles to BIND up the law (of consecration) among the Saints and seal them up to eternal life, which is the power they have been given. (see Section 68:12)

Meanwhile, the Lord tells us:

85 … Verily, I say unto you, let those who are not the first elders continue in the vineyard until the mouth of the Lord shall call them, for their time is not yet come; their garments are not clean from the blood of this generation.

This is the LDS church. They have kept the mandate to continue in the vineyard with their limited priesthood and spiritual gifts. This is their priesthood calling, until the mouth of the Lord calls for the first elders to return and prepare the Saints.

Section 133 calls for the followers of Christ to flee to Zion– all except those that have been told to TARRY.

Those that were told to TARRY were the first elders. The first elders don’t go to Zion like the rest of the Saints; they go into the world to preach the Gospel of the Kingdom!

The abomination of desolation will be seen at around this time; and thus the world will be given a chance to accept Jesus Christ or not– by heeding the warning of the first elders, which is, “Repent, and be baptized, and flee to Zion.”

Once the first elders are called forth and complete their mission:

87 .. not many days hence and the earth shall tremble and reel to and fro as a drunken man; and the sun shall hide his face, and shall refuse to give light; and the moon shall be bathed in blood; and the stars shall become exceedingly angry, and shall cast themselves down as a fig that falleth from off a fig tree.

88 And after your testimony cometh wrath and indignation upon the people.

89 For after your testimony cometh the testimony of earthquakes, that shall cause groanings in the midst of her, and men shall fall upon the ground and shall not be able to stand.

90 And also cometh the testimony of the voice of thunderings, and the voice of lightnings, and the voice of tempests, and the voice of the waves of the sea heaving themselves beyond their bounds.

After the first elders complete their mission throughout the sixth seal, sealing up the 144,000, the seventh seal is opened as recorded in Revelation 8.

The wording in that chapter relects D&C 88:90 – during the seventh seal there are many VOICES.

Voices of thunderings, voices of lightnings, voices of earthquakes.

Revelation 8:

5 And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire on the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there VOICES, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.

Those are the voices after the first elders complete their mission and give their testimonies!

The first elders must return before the seventh seal is opened.

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So the test is this:

Do you believe in the Doctrine and Covenants?

Either it is a book of failed prophecies– which makes it a lie– or it will come to pass exactly as it is written.

For me, I know the D&C is true. The revelations therein are incredible. I trust it. I know that it’s God’s word.

Section 88 continues on to expound on the trumpets that are blown during the seventh seal, which I will document in the next part of this series.

How Section 88 perfectly fills in the gaps of Revelation, without ever contradicting it, is beyond belief. No mortal man could have come up with this stuff. Joseph Smith is not the author of the D&C.

The only logical explanation for the Book of Mormon and the D&C is that they came from God. When you take them seriously, it becomes obvious.

When you take God’s word seriously… many things, in fact, become obvious.

-G.azelem