A popular phrase amongst Snufferites is that the Lord has set his hand again the second time.
At the conference, Paul Durham said, “I bear witness that the Lord Jesus Christ has set forth His hand the second time in our day to recover His people.”
Let’s look at where this phrase originally comes from….
10 ¶ And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.
11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.
12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.
With Section 113, we learn that the root of Jesse is a servant of God:
5 What is the root of Jesse spoken of in the 10th verse of the 11th chapter?
6 Behold, thus saith the Lord, it is a descendant of Jesse, as well as of Joseph, unto whom rightly belongs the priesthood, and the keys of the kingdom, for an ensign, and for the gathering of my people in the last days.
In my last post, I explained how the root of Jesse is actually Sidney Rigdon.
Isaiah 11:1 explains that the “Branch” prophet is synonymous with the root of Jesse.
Sometimes I think Warren Jeffs understands the scriptures better than Denver Snuffer… Warren released his own ensign to the nations while in prison, even claiming to be the spokesman! Davey Snuffer keeps saying that the Lord has set his hand again, yet where is the ensign? Who is the root of Jesse???
I am positive that Sidney Rigdon is the root, and we need to be waiting for his ensign. Another piece of evidence that this is the case is by comparing Isaiah’s description of the ensign, to the role of Sidney Rigdon as contained in the Doctrine and Covenants.
3 All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains; and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye.
Now let’s look at Section 124:
104 And if he will offer unto me an acceptable offering, and acknowledgments, and remain with my people, behold, I, the Lord your God, will heal him that he shall be healed; and he shall lift up his voice again on the mountains, and be a spokesman before my face.
Sidney Rigdon will be healed, and lift his voice on the mountains!
This was a conditional promise, though.
Did Sidney Rigdon offer an acceptable offering? He was commanded to remain with the people– Did he do this?
Joseph Smith was running around sleeping with women—even trying to get with Sidney’s daughter—and yet Sidney NEVER SPOKE OUT against Joseph.
If the prophet of the church was trying to get with my daughter, I think I would run town.
However, Sidney followed the commands of God! He remained with the people.
After Joseph died, the church turned against Sidney and excommunicated him.
Sidney Rigdon was the scapegoat offering that Leviticus 16 outlines. Being tossed out of the church was part of his acceptable offering.
He was the true successor to Joseph/Hyrum.
The church should have heeded him. The church was told in Section 124:
45 And if my people will hearken unto my voice, and unto the voice of my servants whom I have appointed to lead my people, behold, verily I say unto you, they shall not be moved out of their place.
Going to Utah was a result of not hearkening to God’s true servants!! Had they listened to Sidney, they would not have been moved out of their place!
To me, it’s all so obvious.
To further clarify, we can identify exactly where the mountain is that the ensign will go forth.
It is Kirtland.
That is the mountain of the Lord’s house.
One of the most ridiculous things that Denver Snuffer said during this conference is that God still hadn’t appointed the new place of gathering.
HOW RIDICULOUS IS THAT!
20 And, behold, there is none other place appointed than that which I have appointed; neither shall there be any other place appointed than that which I have appointed, for the work of the gathering of my saints—
There is not going to be a newly designated place!!!!
4 Verily this is the word of the Lord, that the city New Jerusalem shall be built by the gathering of the saints, beginning at this place, even the place of the temple, which temple shall be reared in this generation.
The gathering will begin in Kirtland.
That’s where the solemn assembly will be, and the endowment of power, which will enable God’s servants to go forth FOR THE LAST TIME and gather the elect from the four corners of the earth.
When this happens….
Then you can start saying the Lord has set his hand again the second time.