LDS Leadership pt. 3 “The First Elders”

My favorite thing about the modern-day LDS compilation of Joseph Smith’s revelations is that Section 133 directly follows the abominable Section 132, which is the false revelation on eternal marriage that the church has adopted as official doctrine when it is blasphemous and satan-insipired.

Section 133, on the other hand, is incredible! It is indispensable, and contains so much amazing prophecy and plain and simple doctrine. Section 133 is a good reminder to readers of how a real revelation is supposed to sound and look like.

It was revealed in 1831, designated by the Lord as what should be the appendix to all the revelations. It is no longer considered as such, because the LDS church is not led by revelation and does not understand its importance.

The appendix ends with these very sobering words:

65 Wherefore, this shall be the answer of the Lord unto them [at the day of judgement]:

66 In that day when I came unto mine own [first watch], no man among you received me, and you were driven out.

67 When I called again [second watch] there was none of you to answer; yet my arm was not shortened at all that I could not redeem, neither my power to deliver.

71 Behold, and lo, there are none to deliver you; for ye obeyed not my voice when I called to you out of the heavens [through Joseph Smith in the second watch]; ye believed not my servants [who bore testimony of the work], and when they were sent unto you [in the third watch] ye received them not.

72 Wherefore, they sealed up the testimony and bound up the law [third watch], and ye were delivered over unto darkness.

At first glance, my suggestive additions may seem like a stretch.

But… if the important of sealing up the testimony and binding up the law is realized, it becomes clear that this hasn’t happened yet. That part of the revelation MUST be a future event, so for it to occur in the third watch makes perfect sense.

The very peculiar thing about all of this, is that the servants of the second watch are the very same servants in the third watch! These are the First Elders.

The first we hear of them in the Book of Mormon is in 1st Nephi: 13, as it relates through events of the Restoration. Let’s take a look at that chapter and see what we can pick out, and then we will go over exactly what the First Elders commission is in binding up the law and sealing up the testimony.

1 Nephi: 13

34 … because of the most plain and precious parts of the gospel of the Lamb which have been kept back by that abominable church, which is the mother of harlots, saith the Lamb–I will be merciful unto the Gentiles in that day, insomuch that I will bring forth unto them, in mine own power, much of my gospel, which shall be plain and precious, saith the Lamb.

From an LDS perspective, it is very strange that this scripture does not declare that that God will bring forth the “fulness of the gospel”, but rather “much” of the gospel at the day the Book of Mormon comes forth.

Yet from a perspective taking the entire Restoration into account, it makes perfect sense. When you understand what the fulness of the gospel actually is, it is obvious that God did not bring forth the fulness during Joseph Smith’s first ministry.

The fulness of the gospel is what is covered in Section 42 of the Doctrine and Covenants– the law of the gospel. This includes the law of consecration (and monogamy, but don’t get me started on that yet) to which all elders must enter into. Once elders have entered into the law of consecration– because they have covenanted with an everlasting covenant to keep all of God’s commandments– they are eligible to be ordained by the voice of God to the fulness of the priesthood. With the fulness of the priesthood, they are able to part the heavens and receive their sanctification, a true endowment directly from God.

The fulness of the gospel was sadly only on the earth for three and half years– from 1831 to late 1834. God knew this would happen. That’s why we’re told in verse 34 that God brings forth “much” of the gospel. Though the fulness did not go forth, the LDS church has been left with more of the gospel than historical Christianity. This includes the ordinations of males to “elder” in the kingdom of God, which is the authority to baptize people and confirm them as members of the church, with the invitation for the newly baptized member to receive the Holy Ghost.

This prepatory gospel is a gospel that allows the Saints to co-exist with Babylon. This is not the fulness of the gospel that Zion will be built on.

37 And blessed are they who shall seek to bring forth my Zion at that day, for they shall have the gift and the power of the Holy Ghost; and if they endure unto the end they shall be lifted up at the last day, and shall be saved in the everlasting kingdom of the Lamb; and whoso shall publish peace, yea, tidings of great joy, how beautiful upon the mountains shall they be.

This scripture is amazing.

Speaking of the First Elders– those who did “seek” to bring forth Zion, but were not successful– we learn that is THEY who will, “publish peace… upon the mountains.” This connects the First Elders to a string of prophecies in the last days.

Starting with Isaiah 52:

7 ¶How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good dtidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!

8 Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the Lord shall bring again Zion.

Until Zion is established, the watchmen of God do not see eye to eye. That is because we are all deceived in one way or another without the fulness of the priesthood. We do not have the ability to discern false spirits without being ordained directly of God. (D&C 50:26-31)

9 ¶Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the Lord hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem.

10 The Lord hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

Another important prophetic event that makes it easy to navigate where we are in the end times timeline is understanding that God has not made bare his holy arm, and that we are still waiting for the arm of the Lord to be revealed.

In D&C 109:51: “make bare thine arm, O Lord, and redeem that which thou didst appoint a Zion unto thy people.”

Until Zion is redeemed– where the Lord has appointed!– we know that God has not yet made bare his holy arm.

So if the watchmen of the second watch– that could only “seek” to bring Zion– are those that publish peace upon the mountains when God makes bare his holy arm, we can ascertain that these particular watchmen must be coming back to fulfill what God has commissioned them to do.

Remember that the third watch could have already occurred in Nauvoo! Had the Saints built the Nauvoo House and had the fulness of the priesthood restored back into the church, consecration would have been in place to build the Nauvoo Temple. Zion would have thus been redeemed and the First Elders would preach the fulness of the gospel among the Saints.

This did not happen, so the First Elders need to return and do so. They are associated with God making bare his holy arm– to which everyone should be anticipating. This is why I write this blog. I look forward to the day that these things will finally occur. When the work of the Father commences and the First Elders return to the earth, the followers of Christ will finally find peace and protection from the adversary.

**

So let’s cover what we know about binding up the law and sealing up the testimony. What do we know of “the law”? This is the LAW of the gospel in Section 42– the one that contains monogamy and consecration, which Mormons have forever abandoned in favor of polygamy and having big houses and nice cars.

The law of the gospel contained in Section 42 is God’s celestial law! We need priesthood messengers to bind this up among us. We need to enter into the law of consecration before we can receive the fulness of the priesthood to receive our sanctification and see the face of God.

That is the “testimony” that the Saints must receive. It’s the same testimony that Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon bore in Section 76: “This is the testimony, last of all, that we give of him: That he lives! For we saw him, even on the right hand of God.” (verses 22-23)

Considering that no one has– nor could they ever!– receive this same testimony and spiritual endowment in the current LDS church, it’s perfectly certain that servants of God must come to the earth and make this again possible.

Isaiah prophesied that this would occur when there is apostasy amongst the House of Israel:

15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.

16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.

17 And I will wait upon the Lord, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

The Lord will hide his face from all of us until the servants of God return back to the earth to bind up and seal the law and testimony.

For the certain individual running around teaching seminars and writing books about how they have received the second comforter– I’m sorry, but you simply cannot have seen Christ in this day and age without having followed the Lord’s protocol revealed throughout the D&C.

The scriptures are clear that the Lord is currently hiding his face from the apostate and fallen world. And no, Denver Snuffer, you cannot be the one to bring the testimony back, either. God has declared who will do such.

They key to all of this is that the foundation has already been laid. We just need to wait for it to unravel.

Section 88:

73 Behold, I will hasten my work in its time.

74 And I give unto you, who are the first laborers [first elders] in this last kingdom, a commandment that you assemble yourselves together, and organize yourselves, and prepare yourselves, and sanctify yourselves; yea, purify your hearts, and cleanse your hands and your feet before me, that I may make you clean
..
80 That ye may be prepared in all things when I shall send you again to magnify the calling whereunto I have called you, and the mission with which I have commissioned you [in the third watch].
..
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. Verily, I say unto you, let those who are not the first elders continue in the vineyard [Twelve Apostles/Mormon missionaries] until the mouth of the Lord shall call them [the First Elders], for their time is not yet come; their garments are not clean from the blood of this generation.

86 Abide ye in the liberty wherewith ye are made free; entangle not yourselves in sin, but let your hands be clean, until the Lord comes.

87 For 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.

 

Section 109:

35 Let the anointing of thy ministers be sealed upon them with power from on high.

36 Let it be fulfilled upon them, as upon those on the day of Pentecost; let the gift of tongues be poured out upon thy people, even cloven tongues as of fire, and the interpretation thereof.

37 And let thy house be filled, as with a rushing mighty wind, with thy glory.

38 Put upon thy servants the testimony of the covenant, that when they go out and proclaim thy word they may seal up the law, and prepare the hearts of thy saints for all those judgments thou art about to send, in thy wrath, upon the inhabitants of the earth, because of their transgressions, that thy people may not faint in the day of trouble.

39 And whatsoever city thy servants shall enter, and the people of that city receive their testimony, let thy peace and thy salvation be upon that city; that they may gather out of that city the righteous, that they may come forth to Zion, or to her stakes, the places of thine appointment, with songs of everlasting joy;

The First Elders have been given two missions:

1. To bind up the law and seal up the testimony among the disciples, to prepare the Saints (LDS membership) for the hour of judgement.

And,

2. To go forth from city to city and gather out the righteous. This is the final warning before destruction sweeps the entire planet.

In Section 88, they are told that they will go forth among the Gentiles for the LAST TIME. After their testimony will be the testimony of earthquakes.

After the final warning is given by these extraordinary servants of God, the end will come.

This is the marvelous work and a wonder which we know is to occur among the Gentiles. (2nd Nephi 22:8)

When the times of the Gentiles opens back up again, we know it will be the First Elders who will hold the authority and power of the fulness of the gospel.

Section 45:

28 And when the times of the Gentiles is come in, a light shall break forth among them that sit in darkness, and it shall be the fulness of my gospel;

29 But they receive it not; for they perceive not the light, and they turn their hearts from me because of the precepts of men.

30 And in that generation shall the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

31 And there shall be men standing in that generation, that shall not pass until they shall see an overflowing scourge; for a desolating sickness shall cover the land.

After the times of the Gentiles is finally fulfilled, this is the generation in which the desolating scourge goes forth. This is also when the blindness that has been over Israel comes to an end.

Romans 11:

25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

26 And so all Israel shall be saved…

Section 45 also explained that, “a remnant [of the House of Israel will] be scattered among all nations; but they shall be gathered again; but they shall remain until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.”

The celestial souls in the LDS church will heed the words of the First Elders when they bind up the law and seal up the testimony among the Saints. They may very well join the First Elders in preaching the gospel and gathering the Gentiles out of Babylon.

After this epic testimony to the nations– and the elect have been safely escorted to Zion– the desolating scourge will go forth as the fulness of the Gentiles comes to pass.

The wicked Gentiles will be destroyed– in and out of the LDS church.

Then the blindness over Israel will come to an end. The remnant of the House of Israel that did not heed the First Elders will realize their folly and come to Zion. They will go through much tribulation, but as Romans 11:26 declares: “All Israel shall be saved.” These are the terrestrial souls, saved by the grace of God, even though they were not valiant in following Christ. They will not be caught up in the cloud to be with the Lord at his coming, but they will be “watching”; and for that they will not be “cut off” during the millennium. (D&C 45:43-44)

The telestial souls, on the other hand, will be killed as casualties of war as WW3 breaks out. Those whom were responsible for the wars and destruction are the souls that are filthy, the sons of perdition who are cast out into outer darkness at final judgement.

–Also remember that I am simplifying everything. I’m sure things will not end up being as clean-cut as I’m proposing. There are celestial souls that could very well be killed as martyrs and terrestrial souls that still choose not to go to Zion while still retaining a terrestrial salvation.–

**

Ok!

Some very serious things are going to occur in the near future. How are we to prepare for them?

How will we know who the First Elders are?

When they return, I’m sure half of the Twelve Apostles and one or two of the First Presidency of the current LDS church will accept their divine calling and priesthood. Yet half of them won’t. People will have to use the spirit to know what side is true. They will no longer be allowed to blindly follow. Friends and families will be torn apart. This is going to be the greatest test of our mortal probation.

I have a feeling that in response to Israel’s obsession with following their prophet, God is going to purposefully make the President of the LDS reject the First Elders, or at least arrange for a wicked President to have the helm at the time of the test. Those that trust man instead of God will be given a man’s reward.

The final apostasy of the LDS church I believe is prophesied of in 2nd Thessalonians 2:

2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day [the Second Coming] shall not come, except there come a falling away first [of the LDS church], and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

Who else has temples other than Mormons? And remember, this is referring to followers of Christ, not Jews. This prophecy has to do with the latter days, leading up to the Second Coming.

Those that do not accept the reorganization of the LDS church under the administration of the First Elders will be left to follow a false prophet who will arise in Mormondom– who will sit in one of the temples… eventually proclaiming themselves to be God in the flesh.

In “Nephi Prophecy pt. 4 “A Delightsome People” I explained why the Mormons of today are the Jews prophesied of in the scriptures. Realizing this is the key to understanding dozens of latter-day prophecies.

One of them is this:

Section 77:

15 Q. What is to be understood by the two witnesses, in the eleventh chapter of Revelation?

A. They are two prophets that are to be raised up to the Jewish nation in the last days, at the time of the restoration…

Even after the test– at the time of the restoration of Israel to the promised Zion– there will be two more prophets sent to the Mormons. The majority will reject them. But in Revelation 11:13 we are told that after these witnesses give their testimony, “the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.”

This is the remnant of the House of Israel that will be gathered, last of all.

Even if anyone has to leave behind family and close friends to make the trek to Zion, there’s always hope that loved ones will be those of the remnant.

For now, let’s hope that everyone we love will make it there with us. If you realize the weight of the situation, this should give you the motivation to make the most of what time we’ve been given. With faith and help from God, we can help prepare those around us to prepare spiritually. Bear testimony of things that are legitimately true. Expose the things of darkness. We can’t afford to accept and promulgate lies that will crumble to pieces in the winding-up scene.

A marvelous work is about to burst forth. The work of the Father is about to commence in the land.

These events are about to occur– the same events in which all the prophets looked forward to in great anticipation. The First Elders will bind up and seal the law and testimony to prepare the Saints for the final hour. The righteous will be gathered. The Lord will bring again Zion.

Before Christ returns to the earth in his glorious Second Coming, he is dwelling, “on the right hand of the Father, until the fullness of time, and the law and the testimony shall be sealed, and the keys of the kingdom shall be delivered up again unto the Father.” (JST Luke 3:7-8)

As the Christian and Mormon world continues to watch for the coming of the Lord, those whom have studied the light and truth that came from God through Joseph Smith, are now able to anticipate the things that must first unfold before the heavens and earth pass away. The Book of Mormon and revelations of Jesus Christ expound on the prophecies of the prophets in the Old Testament, making it easier to understand and navigate. We live in a very blessed time.

But just as the Jews looked forward to instant deliverance instead of their suffering Messiah, the world today will again misinterpret prophecy and look past all the many important prophecies that prelude the Second Coming.

Those that have put forth the effort to study God’s Word will have nothing to fear as the world disintegrates into chaos. Things will play their course the way God has so declared.

The First Elders could have already bound up the law and sealed up the testimony. The third watch could have occurred long ago; but instead, God gave us this small season of chastisement, to prepare ourselves to live the commandments necessary for the redemption of Zion. Have we learned from the mistakes of the past? Or will we make the same?

The test is coming…

-G.azelem

LDS Leadership pt. 2 “The Endowment”

At the laying down of the capstones of the Salt Lake City temple, Brigham Young gave a bizarre sermon.

Speaking of the the Kirtland Temple, he said, “those first Elders who helped to build it, received a portion of their first endowments, or we might say more clearly, some of the first, or introductory, or initiatory ordinances, prepatory to an endowment.

These prepatory ordinances there administered, though accompanied by the ministrations of angels, and the presence of the Lord Jesus, were but a faint similitude of the ordinances of the house of the Lord in their fulness.

[In Nauvoo]… many received a small portion of their endowment, but we know of no one who received it in its fulness.”

To say the least, Brigham’s words here are problematic. There are three things I want to highlight that I find extremely revealing:

1. The ordinance performed in the Kirtland temple was not the Nauvoo endowment, but the washings and anointings that come previous to the endowment ceremony that ensued.

2. After the initiatory ordinances, the “first Elders” were accompanied by a visit from Jesus Christ.

3. Even the Nauvoo endowment administered by the Twelve was not the endowment in its fulness, according to Brigham Young. He is either hinting at the 2nd annointing– administered unto the Twelve by Joseph– or he is letting the Saints know his plans to make personal adjustments to the Nauvoo endowment ceremony. Perhaps the part where it’s revealed that Adam is God behind the veil?

I AM GOING TO SUGGEST…

That we throw out everything the LDS church has ever taught or said about the endowment. After the apostasy of the LDS church by 1842, the true endowment was replaced by a symbolic and ceremonial one.

I am going to suggest that the TRUE endowment WAS administered in the Kirtland Temple in 1836, and that it came directly from God. What happened in the Kirtland temple is what happened to the apostles of Jesus Christ in the meridian of time when they were told to tarry in Jerusalem.

I really don’t think the apostles learned masonic handshakes.

The priesthood administered the “anointing” and it was sealed unto them from on high, an endowment of power given directly by Jesus Christ, which is the promise of the Father. This is the baptism of fire.

This is perfectly scriptural.

What goes on in LDS temples today… is not.

Brigham Young confuses the picture and misses the point completely when he says that the “first Elders” did not receive an endowment, even though he KNOWS they were visited by Jesus Christ.

Jesus even says in D&C 110:9, “my servants have been endowed in this house.”

If by the Savior’s own admission, they were legitimately endowed in Kirtland– and without all the handshakes– what does that then say about the legitimacy of the LDS temple endowment ceremony?

Why did Joseph introduce it into the church in the last years before his death?

To explain, I need to go to the beginning of the early restoration years. I need to tell you who the “first Elders” were, the ones who did receive the promised endowment, and how that was made possible. It was because they had been ordained to the fulness of the Melchizedek priesthood, which priesthood had been lost to the church by the time the Saints reached Nauvoo. There they were told by God that, “there is not a place found on earth that he [Christ] may come to and restore again that which was lost unto you, or which he hath taken away, even the fulness of the priesthood.” (D&C 124:28)

In order for the fulness of the priesthood to have been restored (AGAIN!), they were commanded to build the Nauvoo House and Temple.

Sadly, the Saints failed to be obedient. The Saints could not receive the fulness of the priesthood and therefore would not be able to receive a true endowment.

That is why Joseph introduced the symbolic endowment. BY and the other Masonic-entrenched Saints LOVED it. But now, 170 years later, Mormons are feeling a little silly as they participate in such a strange ceremonial procedure. The close connection with Masonry is a dead giveaway that something’s wrong.

We all know that there’s just no way that the apostles of Jesus Christ sat down and watched an hour and a half play about Adam and Eve. The Mormon temple endowment makes zero logical sense.

The majority of everyone reading this I’m sure will already know, but it is a documented fact that for nearly 150 years the LDS temple endowment included taking a blood-oath.

Here’s an excerpt from the temple endowment pre-1990:

We, and each of us, covenant and promise that we will not reveal any of the secrets of this, the first token of the Aaronic Priesthood, with its accompanying name, sign or penalty. Should we do so; we agree that our throats be cut from ear to ear and our tongues torn out by their roots. The execution of the penalty is represented by placing the thumb under the left ear, the palm of the hand down, and by drawing the thumb quickly across the throat to the right ear, and dropping the hand to the side.

This is obviously a re-hash of what Masons do:

The Master [of the Masonic lodge] extends his left arm from his body so as to form an angle of about forth-five degrees, and holds his right hand transversely across his left, the palms thereof about one inch apart. This is called the Due Guard, and alludes to the position a Candidates hands are placed in when he takes the obligation of an Entered Apprentice Mason. The Master then draws his right hand across his throat, and drops it down by his side. This is called the penal sign of an Entered Apprentice Mason and alludes to the penalty of the obligation.

And just what is Masonry doing in Mormonism?

The historical record goes to show that on October 15th, 1841, Grand Master-Mason Jonas granted Nauvoo a charter to open a lodge of Free Masons in Nauvoo.
Can you believe it? Section 124 said that if the Saints did not build the Nauvoo House and Temple, THE CHURCH WOULD BE REJECTED. How could that not be a priority to them?

Joseph had even warned the Saints, “Don’t deny revelation. If the Temple and Nauvoo House are not finished, you must run away. Our salvation depends on it.”

We learn that instead of building what their salvation depended on, the Saints were building Masonic lodges! On April 5th, 1844 the Nauvoo Saints had ACTUALLY BUILT A MASONIC TEMPLE. And still, they weren’t even CLOSE to finishing the Nauvoo House and Temple.

Is it any wonder why God rejected the church and left the Saints to their own devices?

The Nauvoo Saints were more interested in secret combinations than the words of God and following his holy commandments. This is why Masonry infiltrated the LDS church and ended up in the LDS temple endowment ceremony.

Joseph Smith himself was certainly in disapproval of such practices. In 1839 he had this to say: “We further, caution our brethren, against the impropriety of the organization of bands of companies, by covenant, oaths, penalties, or secrecies, but let the time past of our experience and sufferings by the wickedness of Docter Avard suffice, and let our covenants, be that of the everlasting covenant, as it is contained in the holy writ, and the things which God has revealed unto us; pure friendship, always becomes weakened, the very moment you undertake to make it stronger by penal oaths and secrecy.” (Times and Seasons, Vol. 1, page 133)

Yet in Nauvoo, Joseph had to give the people what they wanted. A true prophet has two roles: either to teach people the truths of God, or to deliver them over to the idols in their hearts. Sadly, Joseph had to sacrifice his own good-name and reputation, to mirror the Saints’ dark state of minds. This is why his name is known for both good and evil. (JS-History 1:33)

Joseph could have gone down in history as an amazing man of God, but he fulfilled his role as a true prophet and did things he never would have done had the church simply followed the commands of God. Just like Aaron presented the children of Israel an idol to falsely worship, Joseph Smith gave the latter-day children of Israel a golden calf of their own.

This is how the Saints ended up taking the Masonic blood-oath.

And where did Masonry get this nifty idea? From ancient satanic rituals. We know that this form of ritual has its roots in satanism because we have the words of a seer who revealed this to the world.

Book of Moses 5:

29 And Satan said unto Cain: Swear unto me by thy throat, and if thou tell it thou shalt die; and swear thy brethren by their heads, and by the living God, that they tell it not; for if they tell it, they shall surely die…

It actually blows my mind that Mormons were enticed into such a practice. Jesus said in Mathew 5:36, “Neither shalt thou swear by thy head.” How could Mormons ever have been comfortable making blood-oaths and letting their own children grow up and do the same?

In studying the prophecies of the last-days, there is a connection to make that can help us understand. 2nd Thessalonians 2:11 tells us, “for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.”

This is similar to the blindness placed over Israel. The Saints led out to Utah blindly followed their prophets regardless to whether or not they followed or contradicted the word of God.

They certainly became enwrapped in a delusion that all was well in Zion and that their prophet would bring them straight to the Celestial Kingdom.

After being roped into taking this bizarre oath in the temple, it should have startled the Saints into going on a life-or-death search for the truth; but instead they apparently chose to believe a lie.

Although in 1990 the church did go as far as to omit the blood-oath segment from the current-day endowment, the Masonic elements are still undeniable. Even without the satanic bit, the 5th generation of LDS membership is questioning the legitimacy of what occurs behind the walls of LDS temples.

Those seeking for the truth will take this opportunity to delve deep into the scriptures, to figure out what is really going on with the church. In this, they will eventually uncover why the true endowment is not taking place. They’ll come to know that the fulness of the priesthood is not on the earth.

This knowledge is sufficient to then prepare for the day in which the fulness of the gospel is going to return back to the earth

This includes monogamy, consecration, and the priesthood which is after the order of the Son of God.

The priesthood which is after the order of the Son of God is the fulness of the priesthood…

This is the Melchizedek priesthood.

But wait, doesn’t the LDS church have the Melchizedek priesthood?

Not really. Not the fulness of it.

To understand, readers need to accept this next statement: The Melchizedek priesthood was not restored in 1829, but in 1831.

On June 6th of 1831, a special conference was held. By divine revelation (the voice of God), Joseph Smith ordained men who had been “chosen” to receive the high priesthood. This was the first bestowal of the Melchizedek priesthood. The men that received this bestowal of priesthood were already an “elder”, but had not received the Melchizedek priesthood.

According to Section 107, an “elder” comes under the Melchizedek priesthood. So how could someone be an elder without having a bestowal of priesthood??? BECAUSE… This form of Melchizedek priesthood is LINEAL.

Section 86:
8 Therefore, thus saith the Lord unto you, with whom the priesthood hath continued through the lineage of your fathers.

9 For ye are lawful heirs, according to the flesh, and have been hid from the world with Christ in God–

10 Therefore your life and the priesthood have remained, and must needs remain through you and your lineage until the restoration of all things spoken by the mouths of all the holy prophets since the world began.

However, just because someone has the lineal priesthood which makes them heirs to the high priesthood, it does not give them right to perform the ordinances of the gospel. This is why Peter, James, and John came and gave the keys necessary for Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery to be ordained as apostles.

Modern revelation explains that an apostle is an elder. (D&C 20:38)

Peter, James, and John, were able to give the patriarchal keys for JS and OC to officiate in the kingdom of God as the elders that they were. That’s why they were both called the first and second elder’s when the church was organized. (D&C 20:2-3)

In June of 1831, after the elders of the church had proven themselves worthy by following the commandments and entering into consecration, the voice of God ordained them to the Melchizedek priesthood. This is the only way someone can be ordained to the fulness of the priesthood. By revelation, the voice of God!

JST Genesis 14:

28 It being after the order of the Son of God; which order came, not by man, nor the will of man; neither by father nor mother; neither by beginning of days nor end of years; but of God;

29 And it was delivered unto men by the calling of his own voice, according to his own will, unto as many as believed on his name.

Now that these amazing First Elders had been called (ordained as elder) and chosen (to the Melchizedek priesthood), they could receive their sanctification.

Sanctification comes through a baptism of fire– a promise of the Father, making the recipients calling and election made sure.

Calling (ordained) and election (chosen) made sure (sanctified).

As the church was poor in 1831, the fulness of the priesthood was not required to be restored in a House or Temple of God. Even the sanctification that occurs in a true endowment did not have to occur in a temple, either.

After having been ordained to the Melchizedek priesthood at that June conference in 1831, many of the First Elders saw God the Father and Jesus Christ and received sanctification.

Section 84 and 88 records these such happenings.

D&C 84:

33 For whoso is faithful unto the obtaining these two priesthoods of which I have spoken, and the magnifying their calling, are sanctified by the Spirit unto the renewing of their bodies.

35 And also all they who receive this priesthood [fulness of the priesthood] receive me, saith the Lord;

39 And this is according to the oath and covenant which belongeth to the [fulness of the] priesthood.

40 Therefore, all those who receive the priesthood, receive this oath and covenant of my Father, which he cannot break, neither can it be moved.

41 But whoso breaketh this covenant after he hath received it, and altogether turneth therefrom, shall not have forgiveness of sins in this world nor in the world to come.

[Compare that to what Jesus said about denying the Holy Ghost. This makes it certain that the fulness of the priesthood is ultimately a baptism of fire, the fulness of the Holy Ghost.]

42 And wo unto all those who come not unto this priesthood which ye have received, which I now confirm upon you who are present this day, by my own voice out of the heavens; and even I have given the heavenly hosts and mine angels charge concerning you.

 

D&C 88:

2 … the alms of your prayers have come up into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth, and are recorded in the book of the names of the sanctified, even them of the celestial world.

3 Wherefore, I now send upon you another Comforter, even upon you my friends, that it may abide in your hearts, even the the Holy Spirit of Promise; which other Comforter is the same that I promised unto my disciples, as is recorded in the testimony of John.

4 This Comforter is the promise which I give unto you of eternal life, even the glory of the celestial kingdom;

After magnifying their callings in both priesthoods, those that had been ordained to the order of the Son of God were able to part the heavens and be visited by the Lord Jesus Christ.

These were the First Elders of the church. They were the only ones in the entire restoration of the church to do so. No one has received the true endowment since 1836.

Because the fulness of the priesthood was never restored back into the church in Nauvoo, no one has ever been able to see Jesus Christ as part of their sanctification. Until the Lord sets his hand again the second time, his people are in a lost and fallen state. (2nd Nephi 25:17)

The LDS leadership have tried to brainwash the Saints into thinking they are special witnesses of Christ, but they do not have the fulness of the priesthood and can never see the face of God. They cannot be sanctified until the Lord sets his hand again the second time.

That’s just a scriptural fact.

–Unless the “2nd annointing” ordinance in the Salt Lake City temple is legitimately the fulness of the priesthood as taught amongst the GA’s. I of course find this laughable and not at all plausible.–

The First Elders either received their sanctification in 1831-1833; or, when the Kirtland temple was available to receive it there. Once the commandment to build a house of God was placed into effect, that was the designated place for such ordinances and spiritual endowments.

In Section 104 of the Doctrine and Covenants, we learn that new and everlasting covenant had been broken by the Saints. (verses 4 and 52)

In Section 105, the Lord tells us:

5 And Zion cannot be built up unless it is by the principles of the law of the celestial kingdom [the new and everlasting covenant]; otherwise I cannot receive her unto myself.

6 And my people must needs be chastened until they learn obedience, if it must needs be, by the things which they suffer.

7 I speak not concerning those who are appointed to lead my people, who are the first elders of my church, for they are not all under this condemnation;

19 I have heard their prayers, and will accept their offering; and it is expedient in me that they should be brought thus far for a trial of their faith.

33 Verily I say unto you, it is expedient in me that the first elders of my church should receive their endowment from on high in my house, which I have commanded to be built unto my name in the land of Kirtland.

Even though the church has fallen to pieces, it is expedient that the First Elders will still receive their endowment!

Once they’d received their endowment, this is what Jesus says when he comes to the Kirtland Temple in Section 110:

9 Yea the hearts of thousands and tens of thousands shall greatly rejoice in consequence of the blessings which shall be poured out, and the endowment with which my servants have been endowed in this house.

10 And the fame of this house shall spread to foreign lands; and this is the beginning of the blessing which shall be poured out upon the heads of my people. Even so. Amen.

So why would the hearts of ten thousands rejoice because of the endowment of the First Elders?

Why would the fame of the Kirtland temple spread to foreign lands?

It is not referring to the Twelve Apostles who would go on foreign missions, as some might suggest– because the Twelve Apostles never received an endowment in Kirtland. The newly-ordained Twelve had only been ordained as apostles, not high priests. And as we’ve already covered: an apostle is an elder, which is simply the ordination to the lineal priesthood they already possess.

Section 112:

12 And pray for thy brethren of the Twelve. Admonish them sharply for my name’s sake, and let them be admonished for all their sins, and be ye faithful before me unto my name.

13 And after their temptations, and much tribulation, behold, I, the Lord, will feel after them, and if they harden not their hearts, and stiffen not their necks against me, they shall be converted, and I will heal them.

According to God, the Twelve apostles weren’t even yet converted to the gospel! They were full of sin, very far from being SANCTIFIED…

In Section 110, Jesus is referring explicitly to the First Elders.

The First Elders are his chosen, the sanctified. They’ve been given the most incredible mission in the last days. They would have already fulfilled their duties, but the Lord told them, “in consequence of the transgressions of my people, it is expedient in me that mine elders wait for a little season for the redemption of Zion.” (D&C 105:9)

That little season has been four generations, and it is coming to an end. The First Elders will return back to the earth and accomplish the Lord’s purposes. Zion will be redeemed, as promised! And it will be redeemed exactly the way God has declared it would.

My next post will document what we should expect when the First Elders return.

-G.azelem

LDS Leadership pt. 1 “Succession”

Many people believe the LDS church is in apostasy. They are correct. However, the majority of the disaffected usually think that the apostasy began in 1890 when Wilford Woodruff put an end to polygamy.

This is certainly a very peculiar event in LDS history. For nearly forty years, the Saints had been taught that polygamy was ESSENTIAL to receive “exaltation.” They believed that polygamy was the fulness of the gospel. Then, suddenly, polygamy was discontinued. Eventually the church would begin to excommunicate any individual that engaged in it.

Polygamy went from being the most important commandment to ever be restored, to something that would result in excommunication.

Brigham Young and John Taylor said that the Saints would NEVER stop practicing polygamy. Apparently even Wilford Woodruff said something to a similar effect. When I am able to get access to internet, I’ll find these quotes and place them at the bottom of this post.

[I am an LDS missionary, writing this during personal study time on my missionary-approved iPad.]

This flip-flop business that occurred after 1890 makes no sense. For people that rightly believe that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, the next logical step is to say that Wilford Woodruff threw the church into a state of darkness and obscurity, because it was he who went against what Joseph had triumphantly established.

People who are a little more ahead in the game will place the apostasy at Brigham Young. After Brigham Young took over, he started teaching ridiculous crap like the Adam-God doctrine and a million other things. The apostasy began there! Brigham Young was going against what Joseph Smith had taught. Simple enough, right?

But it’s never simple. Not when dealing with the mysteries of God.

What if the apostasy began with Joseph Smith?

I’m going to make the case that it did. But unlike the other whistle-blowers, I’m not going to put the blame on him. It couldn’t be the single actions of one person– whether Wilford, Brigham, or Joseph– to drive Christ’s church back into the wilderness.

The apostasy of the one, true, church was the collective result of everyone that claims to follow God.

By the time that the church was rejected– by 1842, I postulate, due to the Saints disobedience and failure to build the Nauvoo House and Temple– God had withdrawn his spirit from the Latter-Day Saints.

Without God’s spirit illuminating the LDS leadership, Joseph and others lost all their revelatory and spiritual gifts, and became as other men.

Joseph Smith is now known as a sexual predator who created a sex cult.

Clarification: JS is not a predator of any kind, but the LDS church sadly is the relic of a sex cult. Yet Joseph Smith cannot be blamed for what took place in Nauvoo. It wasn’t his fault that he no longer operated under the influence of the Holy Ghost.

The apostasy began with Joseph Smith, but he was not the reason it occurred. Polygamy, the false endowment, the bad doctrines– all of it sprouted its head up AFTER the church was rejected.

But even that is over-simplifying it. So let’s start from the beginning.

Section 43 is a revelation and prophecy that talks about how to determine who is the rightful leader of the LDS church. No one in the entire LDS church knows about this section, because it’s proof that Brigham Young was not the rightful successor.

I still laugh when I hear and read the claim that it’s the Twelve Apostles’ duty to reorganize the First Presidency when a president of the church dies– SUUUUUUUUURE.

But what did God say?

If you don’t know what Section 43 says about the succession of who should be president, you are literally the reason why the church has fallen into apostasy.

I don’t mean to beat anyone up. Amazingly, the sins of the Gentile church (1830-1835), and the sins of the Nauvoo Saints, STILL reflect the sins of our current day. This goes to show that we’re each a small participant in why the church is in apostasy. Whether we’ve inherited the false traditions of our fathers or not, we are all in need of serious repentance and redemption.

Section 43 gives this amazing warning and prophecy:

3 And this ye shall know assuredly–that there is none other [than Joseph Smith] appointed unto you to receive commandments and revelations until he be taken, if he abide in me.

4 But verily, verily, I say unto you, that none else shall be appointed unto this gift except it be through him; for if it be taken from him he shall not have power except to appoint another in his stead.

These verses provide a very rigid dichotomy from what the LDS church teaches. If the prophet can “never lead us astray”, why does this verse warn that there is a possibility for Joseph to not abide in the Lord?

God also gives us the amazing promise that if this does happen, Joseph will appoint another in his stead!

Combine this with Section 28:7 which declares unabashedly that the revelations appointed to Joseph Smith will be revealed to another in his stead.

But Section 43 says the ONLY REASON for anyone to be appointed in place of Joseph Smith is FOR JOSEPH SMITH TO STOP ABIDING IN THE LORD.

The revelations of Jesus Christ declare that Joseph Smith would fall from his calling. A quick question: If Joseph Smith was a fraud, why would his revelations prophesy of this? If he really wanted all the glory and fame, why would countless passages coming through him reveal that he would ultimately stop abiding in the Lord, and that due to this, someone would need to be placed in his stead?

So…

Was Brigham Young placed in Joseph Smith’s stead? Nope. Brigham Young never claimed to be a prophet until the Saints decided to sustain him as one.

This was his reaction after being sustained as a prophet, seer, and revelator: “Those words in that connection always made me feel as though I am called more than I am deserving of. I am Brigham Young, an Apostle of Joseph Smith, and also of Jesus Christ. If I have been profitable to this people, I am glad of it. The brethren call me so; and if it be so, I am glad.” (JOD 5:296)

The Saints should have realized that the church had clearly been rejected by the time Brigham took charge. Brigham had no clue what he was doing. No one knew who was supposed to take over after the death of Joseph Smith.

If our God is a God of order, why would it have been so confusing after Joseph Smith died? BECAUSE GOD REJECTED THE CHURCH AND LET THEM CHOOSE WHOEVER THEY WANTED TO LEAD THEM.

6 And this I give unto you that you may not be deceived, that you may know they are not of me.

God gave the Saints everything they needed to avoid deception, but they took lightly the revelations of Jesus Christ.

They did not fear God.

Section 124 said if they did not build the Nauvoo House or the Temple before the appointed time God gave them, the church would be rejected.

They built the Kirtland temple in three years, with half the membership they had in Nauvoo.

After being in Nauvoo for SIX years, they STILL hadn’t finished building the Nauvoo Temple.

On February 8th, 1846, Brigham Young offered a prayer which no doubt offended God. In his own words:

“I met with the Council of the Twelve in the southeast corner room of the attic of the Temple. We knelt around the altar, and dedicated the building to the Most High. We asked his blessing upon our intended move to the west; also asking him to enable us some day to finish the Temple, and dedicate it to him, and we would leave it in his hands to do as he pleased; and to preserve the building as a monument to Joseph Smith. We asked the Lord to accept the labors of his servants in this land. We then left the Temple.”

By BY’s own admission, the temple was never completed. And he wanted the building to be a monument to Joseph Smith? Clearly, Brigham Young was in a world of his own. He did not take the words of God seriously. He worshiped a god in his own image.

Let’s find out what the true and living God thought of Brigham’s pathetic prayer. The historical record reports that the very next day, February 9th 1846, one of the stovepipe’s in the temple overheated and lit some hanging clothing on fire.

The temple went up in flames!

Things like that are no coincidence. The truth is in broad daylight. For those willing to accept it.

Section 43 provided the true law of succession. The prophet may fall from his calling, but God has promised that there is a clear and distinct protocol to make sure another is properly in place to take over– that the fallen prophet will have no power EXCEPT to appoint another in his stead.

Did this happen?

You bet.

In Section 124 the true successor to Joseph Smith was revealed.

Until then, throughout the entire D&C it was only Joseph that had ever been referred to as a prophet, seer, and revelator.

In Section 124, for the whole world to see, Hyrum Smith was called of God as a prophet, seer, and revelator, “that he may act in concert also with my servant Joseph.” (D&C 124:94-95)

From that point on, if Joseph Smith fell from his calling, there was now someone to replace him. Verse 15 in Section 124 describes Hyrum: “I, the Lord, love him because of the integrity of his heart, and because he loveth that which is right before me.”

I bear to the world that I believe that declaration to be true. Hyrum Smith was a true prophet of God.

Section 124 was revealed in January of 1841. Just a few months later– April, the records read– Joseph began to take multiple wives. Anyone with half a brain who had actually read Section 43 would have realized that the protocol of succession had taken place. Joseph had appointed someone in his stead to then fall from his calling.

After Section 124 was revealed and he had begun taking on multiple wives, Joseph would never again receive another revelation.

The moment Joseph secretly married Lousia Beaman in April 1841 and spent the night with her, he was no longer a true prophet of God.

Joseph Bates Noble was intimately involved with the secret wedding ceremony; after which he offered Joseph and Lousia to spend their wedding night together at his house. In his own words, he told them to, “Blow out the lights and get into bed, and you will be safer there.”

After Joseph’s and Lousia’s honeymoon, Hyrum Smith automatically became the prophet of the church. Sadly, no one regarded him as such. The Saints worshipped Joseph instead of God.

The Saints would not turn to Hyrum for revelation or guidance. They followed Joseph Smith straight to hell.

Hyrum would never have fallen for polygamy in 1841, even 1842. But after the church had been rejected long enough for the spirit of God to have been completely drained from him, he too would fall from his prophetic calling.

As prophesied by Isaiah, the eyes of the seers had been covered. Due to the iniquities of the people, Hyrum was also infected with the sins of latter-day Israel.

Yet even Hyrum would only take two plural wives. Even without the spirit of God, he still had the integrity spoken of in Section 124. The light of Christ still shined in him enough to not allow himself to become a sexual opportunist.

Honestly, I don’t think he had any idea of what was REALLY going on. While he modestly took on two humble wives who needed help and support, the Twelve Apostles would meanwhile run wild in Nauvoo trying to accumulate as many young girls as they possibly could

Disgusting.

William Law, and Sidney Rigdon, the other two who were duly ordained to receive oracles for the church (D&C 124:126) would never engage in such practices. They were true servants of God.

My favorite thing about Section 124 is the shout-out God gives to the major players in the LDS church. William Law– the one that left the church– gets a serious stamp of approval from the Lord:

97 Let my servant William Law also receive the keys by which he may ask and receive blessings; let him be humble before me, and be without guile, and he shall receive of my Spirit, even the Comforter, which shall manifest unto him the truth of all things, and shall give him, in the very hour, what he shall say.

98 And these signs shall follow him–he shall heal the sick, he shall cast out devils, and shall be delivered from those who would administer unto him deadly poison;

99 And he shall be led in paths where the poisonous serpent cannot lay hold upon his heel, and he shall mount up in the imagination of his thoughts as upon eagles’ wings.

100 And what if I will that he should raise the dead, let him not withhold his voice.

101 Therefore, let my servant William cry aloud and spare not, with joy and rejoicing, and with hosannas to him that sitteth upon the throne forever and ever, saith the Lord your God.

God knows the end from the beginning, right? Would God really have said all of this about William had he been about to apostatize from the truth?

Look what God had to tell us about the Twelve:

127 I give unto you my servant Brigham Young to be a president over the Twelve traveling council;

128 Which Twelve hold the keys to open up the authority of my kingdom upon the four corners of the earth, and after that to send my word to every creature.

129 They are Heber C. Kimball, Parley P. Pratt, Orson Pratt, Orson Hyde, William Smith, John Taylor, John E. Page, Wilford Woodruff, Willard Richards, George A. Smith;

THAT’S IT!!!! That’s all, folks!

That’s all God had to say about the future leaders of the LDS church.

If the revelations in the D&C truly contain the words of the Supreme Power who knows all things, and if the LDS church is as true as it’s always been since it got restored in 1830, why wouldn’t God take the opportunity to tell us how amazing Brigham is? Why doesn’t BY get a shout-out?

Will signs not follow Brigham Young? Will he not heal the sick or cast out devils?

Perhaps he was sick and was a devil.

William Law, as promised by God, will work many mighty miracles. Signs will always follow the true servants of God. The fruits of Brigham Young are easy to see. Read his sermons, observe his life. Decide for yourself if that is who Jesus Christ would call to be his prophet.

I’ve made up my mind. Any true prophet would never engage in the charade of plural marriage.

William Law, Sidney Rigdon, and Hyrum Smith (pre-rejection of church) knew polygamy was an abomination. When Joseph hadn’t fallen from his calling, even he was warning against it. And if Joseph was WARNING AGAINST polygamy, this is obviously a huge indication that something more was going on. It’s my belief that God allowed/caused Joseph to fall from his calling. I’ll talk more about this in a future post.

For right now, if there is anyone who still thinks polygamy is the order of eternity and that Brigham Young was the rightful successor to Joseph Smith, it’s time for them to go and read the D&C some more. If you haven’t reached that conclusion, this blog doesn’t have much to offer you.

God has given us all the answers. All the Saints have ever needed to do was to take the Word for what it truly is: the literal words of God.

Section 1 of the D&C says it best:

38 What I the Lord have spoken, I have spoken, and I excuse not myself; and though the heavens and the earth pass away, my word shall not pass away, but shall all be fulfilled…

So what things has God told the Saints will happen, but have not?

The anti-Mormon’s have flocks of “failed prophecies” they can quip to try and disprove the restoration movement.

Either they are correct and Joseph was a false prophet, or these prophecies will still come to pass.

I know where I’m putting my faith.

In God and his Word.

My next post will be about these unconditional promises and declarations that God has made. The church may no longer have the spiritual gifts that accompany the true church of God, but the Saints are still God’s people, and there are many prophecies that still pertain to them.

Just as God foresaw the fall of Joseph Smith, God has also laid the foundation for the redemption of the Latter-Day Saints.

It’s time to discover the all-knowing God in heaven.

Because we don’t have time for the god of Brigham Young anymore.

-G.azelem

 

 

QUOTES ON POLYGAMY:

“’Do you think that we shall ever be admitted as a State into the Union without denying the principle of polygamy?’ If we are not admitted until then, we shall never be admitted.” – Prophet Brigham Young, Deseret News, October 10, 1866

“If we were to do away with polygamy, it would only be one feather in the bird… Do away with that, then we must do away with prophets and Apostles, with revelation and the gifts and graces of the Gospel… and finally give up our religion altogether…. We just can’t do that….” – Prophet Wilford Woodruff, Journal of Discourses, v. 13, p. 166

And my personal favorite:
“Now, where a man in this church says, ‘I don’t want but one wife, I will live my religion with one.’ He will perhaps be saved in the Celestial Kingdom; but when he gets there he will not find himself in possession of any wife at all…. and he will remain single forever and ever.” – Prophet Brigham Young, Deseret News, September 17, 1877

 

These next three quotes aren’t really keeping with the theme, but they really spell out what I was trying to get to in this post. The first two are the experiences of women as their husbands decided to take multiple wives; and the third will sum up what thoughts were meanwhile swirling around in the minds of the apostate LDS leadership.

“I do not wish to wrongfully accuse my husband, although we have been hopelessly separated for ten years. I believed, when he decided to enter upon the practice of polygamy, that he did so not from any violence of individual passion, but from sheer fanaticism. He told me that he believed it was his duty to take other women besides myself to wife, and at first he said that this would make no difference in his affection for me, which would continue pure and single as it had ever been. But think of the horror of such an announcement. He took wife after wife until they numbered five, and for a long time they were kept away from me and I was spared from intercourse with them. By and by he told me that he intended to put these five women on an exact equality with me; that he could spend a week with one, a week with another, and so on, and that I should have the sixth week! Then patience forsook me. I told him plainly that I wouldn’t endure it. I said, ‘If you take five wives with your other women you can take the sixth with them also.’ Orson responded, ‘If you don’t choose to live with me I don’t know that I’m obliged to support you. You may have my permission to go to hell. Stick to it or to starvation.”

– Sarah Pratt, New York Herald, May 18, 1877

“I can never tell the horrors of the next few hours…. I went to my room and dressed for the reception, which took place at Cannon’s other house, where he kept his three wives. When I went down, there was a crowd there, among the rest a plain looking girl in a calico dress, to whom I was introduced. It was Emily Spencer…. I told her to get up. Miles came forward and said, ‘Sit still Emily Spencer, my wife.’ I felt as though I had been shot. I said, Your wife! Then what am I?’ He said, ‘You are both my wives.’ All at once my shame flashed over me. Here I was dishonored, the polygamous wife of a Mormon. I ran out of the house, bent only on escape, I did not think where. I could not do it, though for Miles and young Cannon, a son of the Delegate, ran after me and dragged me back…. [B]ut I stole away and returned to the other house, where I had been living the three weeks since my arrival from England. I noticed there was no key in the lock, but shot a little bolt and piled chairs against the door. I cried myself to sleep. The next thing I knew, I don’t know what time it was, Miles stood in the room and was locking the door on the inside. I screamed… Miles said I need not take on, for Brother Cannon had anticipated that I would make trouble and had the house cleared of everyone else. I found out that it was so. He told me that I might as well submit; there was no law here to control the saints. There was no power on earth that would save me.”

– Caroline Owens, in Matilda Joslyn Gage, Women, Church and State, 1998, pp. 238-240

“Supposing that I have a wife or a dozen of them…. Suppose that I lose the whole of them before I go into the spirit world, but that I have been a good, faithful man all the days of my life, and lived my religion, and had favour with God, and was kind to them, do you think I will be destitute there [the “spirit-world”]? No, the Lord says there are more [females] there than there are here…. In the spirit world there is an increase of males and females, there are millions of them, and if I am faithful all the time, and continue right along with brother Brigham, we will go to brother Joseph [Smith] and say, ‘Here we are brother Joesph’…. He will say to us,…. ‘Where are you wives?’ ‘They are back yonder; they would not follow us.’ ‘Never mind,’ says Joseph, ‘here are thousands, have all you want.’ ”

– Apostle Heber C. Kimball, Journal of Discourses, v. 4, p. 209

 

No matter how much you may admire Thomas S. Monson, Dieter F. Uchtordf and Henry B. Eyering– whom obviously would all be appalled by these quotes– there is no denying that an apostasy took place from 1842 onwards. To deny it is to condone the evil committed in God’s name under the guise of “celestial marriage.”

We’ll see who’ll really be single throughout eternity…
-G.azelem

Nephi Prophecy pt. 4 “A Delightsome People”

Nephi Prophecy pt. 4 “A Delightsome People”

This will be the last post of The Prophecies of Nephi. Hopefully, this series was able to give the groundwork for the next several topics I plan to write about.

To brief over where I was going with each post, I’ve this:

In Part One, I made the case that we are currently experiencing a massive worldwide apostasy. I also covered what the “times of the Gentiles” is, and how we are in an interim period better classified as the “days of the Gentiles,” before the times of the Gentiles opens back up again during the marvelous work and a wonder. I explained that during this interim period, the Jews are currently receiving a knowledge of the fulness of the gospel via the LDS church, and have been slowly gathering in on the face of the promised land, America. Lastly, I made the controversial claim that there are no prophets/seers/revelators during the time before the Sealed Portion comes forth. Even the true priesthood messengers, according to scripture, will have lost their revelatory fruits in consequence of the people failing to establish Zion.

In Part Two, I talked about the current state of the LDS church and how susceptible we are in being deceived. Nephi tells us that in the last days even the humble followers of Christ will err in many instances because they are led by the precepts of men. Because I believe the LDS church contains the covenant people of God (humble followers of Christ) I have to go as far as to say that they are being led by the precepts of men (General Authorities) and not by God (true priesthood messengers.)

In Part Two-point-five, I made it clear that Section 132 is a false revelation, the LDS temple endowment is counterfeit and irrelevant, and went over the importance of the third-watch doctrine. I also briefly explained why I think the LDS church was in fact rejected by God in or before 1842, that it was delivered over to the buffetings of Satan. Again, all of this in consequence with the failure to establish Zion and live the celestial law of the gospel as contained in section 42 of the D&C, which contains both monogamy and the law of consecration.

In Part Three, I gave examples of the complexity involved with Mormon history, highlighting the many-layered things that Joseph Smith may or may not have meant to say. I once again reinforced the idea that the marvelous work and a wonder has not yet happened, and that when the Lord sets his hand “again the second time,” this is referring to the Marvelous Work.

And now in Part Four, I’m going to continue on in 2nd Nephi 30, to highlight a few scriptures– all of which will ALSO reinforce the concept that we are still awaiting the Marvelous Work to burst forth. The passages I highlight here will also help shape the picture of what exactly we need to expect when the work of the Father has commenced.

Understanding what prophetic events must take place is pivotal for us to understand as we weave through the complex maze of the last days.

Believe it or not, I do not enjoy talking about the modern-day apostasy, and I hate saying anything negative towards the LDS church. It really is the best thing that we humans have got going. But since having lost the fulness of the priesthood, the true church has been unprotected by deceiving spirits for 180 years. It’s lost its way and is currently in a state of darkness and obscurity.

Yet even so, it is an amazing institution, and definitely a cut above the rest. I can’t stand hearing people bad-mouth the LDS church. Virtually no one knows the ACTUAL reason why there are problematic issues to uncover and understand. The haters are usually just as blind as the Mormon’s that put the GA’s on pedestals.

Quite simply, the LDS church really is a wonderful thing; and nothing is gained from discarding all its positive attributes.

However, the hidden things of darkness must be revealed. When we see the darkness, we can be prepared for the greater light to shine forth. Yet talking about how things have gone awry is NOT THE POINT.

The point is that our Father in heaven is amazing and all-powerful, and that we as mortals can do nothing but trust in Him. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the only thing that can combat the evil that relentlessly surrounds us. The devil wants us dead. God wants us free and alive and happy.

All of us in some way have been corrupted by the world. We’re in bondage, and captive to our sinful nature. But God has a plan for all those that love and seek the light of truth. As long as we don’t give up the fight, and keep the faith, the Savior has prepared a place for us. Be it here on earth at the New Jerusalem, or in the Celestial Kingdom with our Heavenly Father– the devil will not win this fight. Have the faith to know that no matter what happens, God has the power to save your soul. He does and can and will.

“Take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day.” (Eph 6:13)

**

In Chapter 30 of 2nd Nephi, from verse 3 to 8, we get a play-by-play of the events that will occur in the last days.

3 And now, I would prophesy somewhat more concerning the Jews and the Gentiles. For after the book of which I have spoken shall come forth, and be written unto the Gentiles, and sealed up again unto the Lord, there shall be many which shall believe the words which are written; and they shall carry them forth unto the remnant of our seed.

The Book of Mormon comes forth, and is “sealed up again unto the Lord,” which makes clear that verse 3 is talking about the time before the fulness of the record comes forth. It is the Gentiles that will carry the Book of Mormon unto the remnant of Lehi’s seed. This fits the history in which the Gentile church of 1830-1835 did indeed send missionaries to teach the Native Americans.

5 And the gospel of Jesus Christ shall be declared among them; wherefore, they shall be restored unto the knowledge of their fathers, and also to the knowledge of Jesus Christ, which was had among their fathers.

6 And then shall they rejoice; for they shall know that it is a blessing unto them from the hand of God; and their scales of darkness shall begin to fall from their eyes; and many generations shall not pass away among them, save they shall be a pure and a delightsome people.

The mission to the Lamanites was not terribly successful, but the gospel of Jesus Christ was certainly declared among them. And we have a promise that through some few generations, they will be a pure and delightsome people. As verse 6 says, the scales of darkness have only “begun” to fall from their eyes.

So now, let’s find out what happens AFTER the Gentiles receive the Book of Mormon and declare it to the remnant of Lehi’s seed…

7 And it shall come to pass that the Jews which are scattered also shall begin to believe in Christ; and they shall begin to gather in upon the face of the land; and as many as shall believe in Christ shall also become a delightsome people.

Are you thinking what I’m thinking?

As I explained in Part One of this series– and again reiterated in the recap provided at the start of this post– the Jews prophesied of in scripture are currently receiving a knowledge of the fulness of the gospel, and it is the LDS church that makes this possible.

In essence, it is the Mormons who are the real Jews.

The Jews in Palestine may also be descendants of the covenant people, but the Book of Mormon repeats no less than five times that God only begins to gather the Jews AFTER they begin to believe in Christ.

As this occurs, they become a delightsome people. Does that not sound like the Mormons?

I’m now going to provide more evidence to prove that verse 7 is talking about the LDS church from 1836-onwards. But before doing so I want to get the context in place:

8 And it shall come to pass that the Lord God shall commence his work among all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people, to bring about the restoration of his people upon the earth.

After the Jews are gathered, then begins the restoration? This timeline makes zero sense to the apostate LDS church. That is because they are blind to the prophecies that are speaking about themselves. They do not realize that it is THEY who are the Jews, and that the FULL restoration has not yet occurred. They think the Jews are in Palestine and that verse 8 is talking about the church that Joseph Smith restored in 1830; oh, AND… that the church today is the exact same church it was in 1830.

If only it was that simple.

The church Joseph Smith restored in 1830 was only a church of Gentiles. It is they who broke the new and everlasting covenant by 1835. By then, the church was in a complete state of apostasy. Had Christ, Moses, Elias, and Elijah not come to the Kirtland Temple, the LDS church would be nothing but a blip in history. But the church continued on, functioning through a different dispensation of the gospel.

Instead of the dispensation of the fulness of times being ushered in, to which Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery had hoped for, Elias committed the dispensation of the gospel of Abraham.

You’ve obviously all heard the BS story that Elijah brought the “sealing keys” to the Kirtland Temple–

I’m here to tell you that’s BS and that there is no such thing as sealing keys. If you don’t believe me, read Section 110 and show me where Elijah brings any such keys. Tell me where Joseph even said such a thing– that doctrine was pulled out of BY’s butt.

Interesting enough, Elijah doesn’t bring any keys.

At the close of the vision behind the veil in the Kirtland temple, Elijah appears last of all, to declare that, “the keys of this dispensation are committed into your hands.” (D&C 110:16) And what were the keys needed to function under the dispensation of the gospel of Abraham? The only keys given in Section 110 were the keys given by Moses: “the keys of the gathering of Israel.” (D&C 110:11)

From 1836 onwards, the church would begin to gather the Jews. Not the FULL restoration (from the four winds), but a PRELIMINARY gathering (from the four corners/parts of the earth.)

So why does the LDS church think that Elijah came to bring the sealing authority to seal families together? Because, “blindness in part is happened to Israel until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.” (Romans 11:25)

Israel had to come up with something to over-shadow the prophecy that has to do with their true identity.

Let’s learn some more about this prophetic event through the lens of the scripture and not through the teachings of the blind, Jewish GA’s.

Let’s look at the big picture.

In 1835, the new and everlasting covenant had been broken, just as prophesied of by Joseph Smith (D&C 1:15) and Isaiah (Isa 24:5).

What is the result of this happening? Isaiah goes on to explain:

6 Therefore hath the cursed devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate; therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.

When the new and everlasting covenant is broken, that is when the prophetic curse is unleashed to bring about (the abomination of) desolation.

Now, remember what Moroni said to Joseph Smith about Elijah: “He shall plant in the hearts of the children the promises made to the fathers, and the hearts of the children shall turn to their fathers; if it were not so, the whole earth would be utterly wasted at his coming.

If Elijah did not come in the last days to the Kirtland temple, THE WHOLE EARTH would be utterly wasted at Christ’s second coming– but because of the events detailed in Section 110, a new dispensation was opened up. The prophecy of Elijah would occur: the hearts of the children would turn to the fathers. This has nothing to do with baptisms for the dead (even though that’s what JS said) and it has nothing to do with sealing authority (which is what BY guessed.)

The true meaning of Elijah’s mission is explained in Section 98:

16 Therefore, renounce war and proclaim peace, and seek diligently to turn the hearts of the children to their fathers, and the hearts of the fathers to the children;

17 And again, the hearts of the Jews unto the prophets, and the prophets unto the Jews; lest I come and smite the whole earth with a curse, and all flesh be consumed before me. 

The hearts of the children are the hearts of the Jews.

The hearts of the fathers are the hearts of the prophets.

Elijah’s coming before the great and dreadful day is connected to the concept of the Jews receiving the gospel.

With the Gentiles failure to establish Zion and live the fulness of the gospel, a curse was to go forth! The whole earth would be destroyed; but, because the Jews could then begin to believe in Christ, the whole earth would not need be completely wasted. After some few generations, the Jews would be a delightsome people. They will accept the new and everlasting covenant when God sets his hand again the second time.

The problem with the church is not the blind Jews, but the wicked Gentiles still attached to it. They are the tares that have combined themselves with the wheat.

After the times of the Gentiles comes in a second time to bring about the fulness of the Gentiles, they will have been given one last chance to repent. It is now in THAT generation that the devouring curse will go forth. (D&C 45:30-31)

Of course, the Elijah/Elias doctrine goes even deeper than what I’ve covered. For now this will suffice.

One last example as to why I think the LDS church from 1836-onwards is the Jews prophesied of in the Book of Mormon–

Before the visitations of angelic messengers in the Kirtland Temple as documented in Section 110, all the revelations speak of bringing the gospel to the Gentiles, and to the Jews at a later time.

D&C 19:27: “…my word to the Gentiles, that soon it may go to the Jew…”

D&C 90:9: “…unto the Gentiles first, and then, behold, and lo, they shall turn unto the Jews.”

D&C 107:35: “…and first unto the Gentiles and then unto the Jews.”

THEN in Section 112, AFTER the Kirtland Temple:

4 Let thy heart be of good cheer before my face; and thou shalt bear record of my name, not only unto the Gentiles, but also unto the Jews; and thou shalt send forth my word unto the ends of the earth.

Missionaries would now begin to gather the Jews. This is why Joseph Smith began to establish foreign missions. He was utilizing the keys that allowed God to begin gathering Israel from the “four parts of the earth.”

This is why Joseph Smith declared in the History of the Church, that “something new must be done for the salvation of the church.” It was not simply the idea of foreign missions, but that the Jews that would be gathered BECAUSE of these foreign endeavors. The Jews that would gather to Nauvoo would continue the legacy of when God set his hand the second time to recover his people.

When God sets his hand AGAIN the second time to recover his people, they will be restored from their current lost and fallen state. (2nd Nephi 25:17)

As delightsome as Mormons might be, they do not have the sanctifying power of the fulness of the gospel, to be truly born again through a baptism of fire. They will be in their carnal state until the fulness of the Gentiles comes to pass. Although the Jewish Mormons did transgress the commandments of God by 1842, this was at a much lesser level than that of the Gentiles in 1835.

The House of Israel did not break the new and everlasting covenant; they simply failed to establish it (by building the Nauvoo House to restore the fulness of the priesthood back into the church.) The LDS church has now been rejected for four generations, but because of Elijah and the pure-hearted Jews whom were gathered, the LDS church is worthy of redemption. Joseph Smith wanted to see the church live on. As prophesied of in the Book of Mormon, the servant asked the Lord of the vineyard to “spare it a little longer.” (Jacob 5:51)

We live in interesting times. The LDS church is just as true as it is false. Everything has happened for a reason. This is all leading up to the great and last restoration.

After the Gentile church slides into apostasy, and quietly morphs– to keep the church going– into a preliminary gathering of the Jews, it comes to pass that, “the Lord God shall commence his work among all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people, to bring about the restoration of his people upon the earth.” (2nd Nephi 30:8)

This is the, “times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all the holy prophets since the world began.” (Acts 3:21)

EVERY PROPHET SPOKE OF THIS EVENT. Just as every prophet testified of the coming of the Savior of the world, they also spoke of the final restoration of God’s people.

Abinadi, to use an example, spoke of it in Mosiah 15:

28 And now I say unto you that the time shall come that the salvation of the Lord shall be declared to every nation, kindred, tongue, and people.

The final warning will be given before the end comes. Everyone will have a chance to flee Babylon. Not one person will miss the opportunity, no matter what country they’re from or what language they speak.

This will not be teenaged LDS missionaries, with memorized teaching points about stuff they don’t even understand, who no one can take seriously, who are only allowed to go where the governments allow them–

This will be Melchizedek-priesthood holding messengers of heaven, who go forth in power.

Section 1 of the D&C prophesied of this event:

4 And the voice of warning shall be unto all people, by the mouths of my disciples, whom I have chosen in these last days.

5 And they shall go forth and none shall stay them, for I the Lord have commanded them.

The disciples who were “chosen” have not given the final warning yet. Just as I mentioned earlier that the servant of the vineyard (Joseph Smith) asked the Lord of the vineyard to spare the vineyard a little longer before the final harvest, this has put final warning on hiatus.

Those chosen of God and ordained to give the final warning must come back in the flesh to do such.

Jacob 6:2: “And the day that he shall set his hand again the second time to recover his people, is the day, yea, even the last time, that the servants of the Lord shall go forth in his power, to nourish and prune his vineyard; and after that the end soon cometh.”

This will be the most remarkable event to ever occur– besides the Atonement of Jesus Christ, obviously.

Back to 2nd Nephi 30:

10 For the time speedily cometh that the Lord God shall cause a great division among the people, and the wicked will he destroy; and he will spare his people, yea, even if it so be that he must destroy the wicked by fire.

This final work will lead to the great polarization of humankind. People will either choose God or choose Satan. The great division between both sides will be made known. We will discover who the true players are for each side.

It’s my personal suspicion that a lot of the religious types will be revealed to have actually been pawns of Satan, while “atheists” will be discovered as true servants of God. In the meanwhile, we have no way of knowing. All we can know right now is which side we plan on being on. If we are genuine in that desire, we will do everything that we can to make sure we are prepared to make the right choice when the time comes.

1st Nephi 14:

7 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 captivity of the devil…

The LDS church is not the Marvelous Work. Those that do not accept the LDS truth claims are obviously not delivered over to the captivity of the devil. Right now the spirit of God is working through all faiths and people, preparing the elect in whatever type of circumstance they’re in. When the final warning goes forth, the elect will accept the call.

The House of Israel will be restored from their lost and fallen state. (2nd Nephi 25:17)

The LDS church will be cleansed of the tares. (D&C 86:7) The prophecy will finally come to pass that all those who do not hearken to the words of Christ will be cut off from among the people. (JS-Mathew 1:55/3rd Nephi 21:11)

The repentant Gentiles will be numbered among the House of Israel. (1st Nephi 14:2)

And…

“it shall come to pass that the inhabitants of Zion shall judge all things pertaining to Zion, and liars and hypocrites shall be proved by them, and they who are not apostles and prophets shall be known.” (D&C 64:38-39)

My next post will be about the succession of LDS leadership, and the difference between current LDS leadership and those who have been chosen to give the final warning before the desolation of abomination occurs.

That is the close of this series.

-G.azelem

Nephi Prophecy pt. 3 “Again the Second Time”

Nephi Prophecy pt. 3 “Again the Second Time”

As I began to search the scriptures and dig out all the prophecies that pertain to the last-days, I noticed a recurring phrase I found to be very important, a set of words in the which I titled this post.

It’s a biblical phrase that first shows up in Isaiah 11:

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.

This scripture is reiterated and expounded on in the Book of Mormon, marking this scripture as that of great significance.

It makes an important entry into the prophetic timeline throughout 2nd Nephi. Because of the Book of Mormon, we can know exactly what future event Isaiah was pointing to. It was not Jesus’ earthly ministry, as Christians might suggest, and with a close reading I’m going to suggest that it’s an event AFTER the coming forth of Christ’s church in 1830.

2nd Nephi 29:

1 But behold, there shall be many–at that day when I shall proceed to do a marvelous work among them, that I may remember my covenants which I have made unto the children of men, that I may set my hand again the second time to recover my people, which are of the house of Israel;

Many individuals assume that the “marvelous work” and “again the second time” are referring to the Book of Mormon and/or the restoration of the gospel. As I studied the scriptures thoroughly, one of my greatest scriptural epiphanies was the realization that the scripture referred to neither!

Funny enough, as I continued to research my new-found hypothesis, I encountered a stumbling block which caused me to throw the idea out the window. I went back to the normal paradigm and falsely believed that I had been over-thinking the scripture.

So what was the stumbling block that stopped me from receiving the truth behind this extremely important scripture?

It was something Joseph Smith said in Section 137. Can’t really disagree with him, right?

Yet a few months later, with a closer reading, I realized that what had thrown me for a loop was actually a hard piece of evidence that could have reinforced my initial epiphany! I was just too blind to notice it the first time around.

Recognizing this was an important lesson. I realized how prophets could be saying one thing while secretly saying something totally different.

**

I’ll get back to 2nd Nephi 29 and Section 137 in a moment;

First, I want to talk about the kind of person Joseph Smith was. And not just him, but any true servant of God. Contrary to popular belief, true and biblically-defined prophets are different than prophets defined by LDS thought.

Prophets can either deliver people over to Satan, or bring people close to God. People in this world can choose to “use” a prophet to commit abominations, or they can learn from them the mysteries of God.

It all depends on whether or not the person has ulterior motives. Do they want to know God or not?

It’s a messy concept these days in knowing what a prophet actually is and does. (Especially for those with idols in their hearts.)

I’ll use Joseph Smith as an example– the great, latter-day prophet of God.

What’s so interesting about Joseph is that he seemingly never gave anyone the full details of his life. Close to his death, he coined the infamous phrase that no man knew his history.

Nearly two hundred years later, as historians continue to dig up more and more information and backstory on his controversial life, that phrase has taken on a whole new meaning. Joseph Smith’s life is a puzzle that we’re still putting together.

Yet no matter what the historians uncover, the only way to truly understand Joseph the Prophet is to understand him in context of the four standard works.

Maybe that’s why he was always so sneaky, why he never gave explanations or apologies, or spelled the whole thing out– He had the faith to know that the elect would be able to find the truth.

He knew God’s timing.

Whether it’s the details of the first vision; the words Moroni said at their yearly appointments; the restorations of the priesthoods; or even the vision of Christ, Moses, Elias, and Elijah in the Kirtland temple, the Saints were kept aloof from many key events.

Joseph had said on many occasions that there were certain things revealed unto him that he dared not speak.

One such quote is as follows:

“If I revealed all that has been made known unto me, scarcely a man on this stand would stay with me… Brethren, If I were to tell you all I know of the kingdom of God, I do know that you would rise up and kill me.”

The Mormon fundamentalists believe that Joseph was referring to polygamy in these such sayings. A large portion of apostate Israel believe that polygamy is a higher law that Joseph valiantly brought forth. And I’m not talking about Warren Jeffs or the Allred’s, I’m talking about regular run-of-the-mill Mormons. There are legions of active LDS members that believe that polygamy is the law of heaven.

When the LDS church brings that awful abomination back into practice, there will be so many tears shed by so many of our poor, faithful, sisters in Zion. Once again, they’re about to get royally screwed over.

[The good news is that there will be many good, Christian boys that will accept the new and everlasting covenant whom the virtuous LDS girls can marry in the New Jerusalem 🙂 ]

Back to Joseph’s ominous sayings: it should be obvious to anyone pure in heart that it literally makes no sense that God would reveal a higher law to the Saints when they weren’t even able to live the laws already given them.

The Saints were given the law of the gospel in 1831, which contained the commandments to live consecration and monogamy. “He that receiveth my law and doeth it, the same is my disciple.” (D&C 41:5)

To be a disciple of Christ then must require monogamy, because the law gave this commandment: “Thou shalt love thy wife with all thy heart, and shalt cleave unto her and none else.” (D&C 42:22)

Pretty straightforward in my opinion.

Now check out the passage on consecration as also contained in section 42:

30 And behold, thou wilt remember the poor, and consecrate of thy properties for their support that which thou hast to impart unto them, with a covenant and a deed which cannot be broken.

Consecration is a covenant that cannot be broken. Kind of a big deal, right? But look what happened by mid-1834. It was revealed unto the church that the, “servants have not kept the commandment, but have broken the covenant.” (D&C 104:4)

Section 101:

39 When men are called unto mine everlasting gospel, and covenant with an everlasting covenant, they are accounted as the salt of the earth and the savor of men;

Regardless to what is taught in the temple, we make one covenant with God: to keep all of his commandments. Read every passage that talks about baptism and you find this out real quick. (Do some homework and read what Nephi and Alma said in 2nd Nephi 31 or Mosiah 18.)

Baptism is a witness that you have entered into a covenant with God to keep all of his commandments.

The law of the gospel in section 42 contained what was needed to be a disciple of Christ. Consecration was an obligation of the covenant made to keep all of God’s commandments.

As now documented, the Saints did not live consecration, and the covenant was broken.

Does this remind you of Isaiah 24?

5 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.

This is clearly why Joseph changed the wording to the baptismal ordinance in the 1835 Doctrine and Covenants. Because the everlasting covenant had been broken, he changed the ordinance.

Joseph knew what was going on!

Prophecy explains that the people will not listen to the last-day servant of God.

In Isaiah, the Davidic servant laments, “I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for naught, and in vain… to bring Jacob to him [God]… Israel be not gathered.” (Isa 49:4-5)

In Malachi, Joseph is described: “The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips… they should seek the law at his mouth; for he is the messenger of the Lord of Hosts. But ye [the Saints] are departed out of the wayye have caused many to stumble at the law.” (Mal 2:6-8)

Joseph lived and breathed the scriptures. He of course had to know what was happening. He had to know the church would fall into apostasy. One of the most shocking things he ever said was this:

“And I prophecy that the day will come when you will say, ‘Oh that we had given heed…’

The people will not hearken nor hear, and bondage, death, and destruction are close at our heels. The kingdom will not be broken up, but we shall be scattered and driven, gathered again and then dispersed, reestablished and driven abroad–

and so on until the Ancient of Days shall sit and the kingdom and power thereof shall the be given to the Saints and they shall possess it forever and ever, which may God hasten for Christ’s sake. Amen.” (March 21st, 1841)
Now combine this with the previous quote from Joseph– his telling that even the brethren themselves would kill him if he dared reveal all he knew of the kingdom of God.

What if Joseph was actually talking about the reverse of polygamy in his cryptic musings? What if what he really wanted to say was how evil and despicable it was?

People like Brigham Young and Heber C. Kimball– that would go on to be multi-millionaire’s and have 25+ wives– certainly would have killed Joseph had he been about to burst the bubble on what God really thought about what they were doing.

BY and HK were on their way to be kings over Israel. They didn’t care if the church was in apostasy or not– they knew that being head honcho’s of the LDS church would give them all the perks in the world they desired. Essentially, they were nothing but modern-day pimps. They’d spend the rest of their days– after JS’s death– lording over the humble followers of Christ, stealing their money and marrying their teenage daughters.

Considering the quote we have from Brigham claiming that he believed Joseph had lost the spirit by the time he got to Carthage Jail–

As well as the testimony we have from William Marks that Joseph had begun to try and put a stop to the practice of polygamy, and even the evidence that Joseph and Hyrum had begun excommunicating certain individuals under the pretense of polygamy–

There’s a good chance that Joseph may have spoken up to BY about the evils of the polygamous arrangements occurring.

Perhaps this is why BY claimed that Joseph was a fallen prophet? It’s worth thinking about. Here’s the quote from Brigham: “If Joseph Smith, Jun., the Prophet, had followed the Spirit of revelation in him he never would have gone to Carthage and never for one moment did he say that he had one particle of light in him after he started back from Montrose to give himself up in Nauvoo.

– A Series of Instructions and Remarks by Brigham Young at a Special Council, Mar. 21, 1858, Brigham Young Papers, Church Archives

No matter what actually happened, it’s clear that Joseph allowed prophecy to play out in Nauvoo. Though his eyes may have been covered, he certainly knew more than he let on. He was a man full of secrets.

“Surely the Lord God will do nothing but he revealeth his secrets unto his servants, the prophets.”

I love how Amos doesn’t even say anything about the prophets then teaching people the secrets revealed unto them. In fact, the chapter is talking about how the people reject the prophets, instead of heeding the knowledge and insight they have. Amos 3:7 is completely irrelevant the way LDS missionaries use it.

The prophets know what’s happening, but whether or not the people do is up to them. In Nauvoo, even in Joseph Smith’s darkest hours, he went as far as to try and explain this to the Saints:

“President Joseph Smith read the 14th chapter of Ezekiel–said the Lord had declared by the Prophet, that the people should each one stand for himself, and depend on no man or men in that state of corruption of the Jewish church–that righteous persons could only deliver their own souls–applied it to the present state of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints–said if the people departed from the Lord, they must fall–that they were depending on the Prophet, hence were darkened in their minds…”

TPJS p.237

Is any of this resonating? I really hope so.

Truly, the Saints of the 2nd watch were darkened in their minds. They depended on the prophet and departed from the Lord. Because they were so gullible and easily deceived, their own iniquity corrupted the Prophet. He simply reflected the hearts of apostate Israel.

Joseph Smith knew without a shadow of a doubt that polygamy was evil. Look what he said in Liberty Jail in 1839:

“We have heard that it is reported by some, that some of us should have said, that we not only dedicated our property, but our families also to the Lord; and Satan, taking advantage of this, has perverted it into licentiousness, such as a community of wives, which is an abomination in the sight of God…

calculated to lead the Saints far astray…

being taught in the church…

Thus we find that there have been frauds and secret abominations and evil works of darkness going on, leading the minds of the weak and unwary into confusion and distraction, and all the time palming it off upon the Presidency.” (TOTPJS p. 127-128)

So if Joseph knew these things in 1839, why the hell in 1841 did he start taking multiple wives and creating a bizarre and satan-infused endowment?

Prophecy.

He was just doing what God wanted. The Lord warned the church what would happen if they disregarded the commandments. He warned about this very thing at the very beginning of the original Book of Commandments. In section 4 it read:

6 … if this generation do harden their hearts against my word, behold I will deliver them up unto Satan… and my word shall be verified at this time as it hath hitherto been verified.

**

So anyway. I’m sorry that was such a long intro to talk about what I now want to talk about. Returning back to the prophecies of Nephi, we are on chapter 29. Before I embarked on that tangent, I was talking about the phrase, “again the second time.”

Taking a close look at the prophecies of Nephi, it became apparent to me that the Lord had not yet set his hand again for the second time! I was thrilled by the prospect, but as I already explained, section 137 got me confused and had me rethinking the idea.

In that section, Joseph has a vision where he sees Alvin in the celestial kingdom; and he “marveled how it was that he had obtained an inheritance in that kingdom, seeing that he had departed from this life before the Lord had set his hand to gather Israel the second time, and had not been baptized for the remission of sins.”

Clearly, this passage would go to show that the restoration of the gospel in 1830 was the Lord setting his hand again the second time. Proving my theory false, right?

Wrong! I had to look closer.

Joseph did something SNEAKY. As I’ve now demonstrated previously– in the tangent I went on– this is completely consistent with his character. He did sneaky things. So now look what he did here.

The passage in section 137 leaves out one very key word: again. Joseph did not make mistakes. I can guarantee that this was an intentional omission.

In 1830, the Lord set his hand the second time.

And now, the Lord is going to set his hand again the second time.

This is totally consistent with the third watch doctrine I explain in “All is Well in Zion.”

YOU CAN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP.

So now, let’s continue on, and find out what happens when the Lord sets his hand again the second time.

In part 4 of this series I’m going to to skip over to Chapter 30 in 2nd Nephi, and then perhaps go back to 1st Nephi 13 and 14.

I recommend re-reading 2nd Nephi 29 while keeping in mind that the entire chapter is referring to FUTURE events from now. With that in the forefront of the mind, there’s no telling what else might start to click together.

Having fun yet?

-G.azelem

Nephi Prophecy pt. 2.5 “All is Well in Zion”

Nephi Prophecy pt. 2.5 “All is Well in Zion”

I am now going to take a break from my Nephi series, to talk about several things I feel need to be covered. In my last couple posts I realized that I was making three assumptions about the readers.

First, that they already know Section 132 is false.

Second, they do not believe in the current LDS endowment.

And thirdly, that they understand the doctrine of the three watches.

This post will address and hopefully clarify these three topics.

**

From 1829 to to late 1834, Joseph Smith had translated the Book of Mormon, received over a hundred canonized revelations, and translated the entire Bible– all the while building towns, a temple, raising a family, running a church, writing letters, traveling from place to place, gathering the Saints from across America, proclaiming the gospel, giving sermons, being persecuted, getting tarred and feathered, etcetera, etcetera…

In the short span of five years, Joseph had literally received thousands of revelations from God. Not one of these revelations contradict one another. He worked mighty miracles and was able to do what no man can possibly do without the power of a higher source. So was it God or was it the devil?

Jesus answers this in Mathew 12:26

And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?

This scripture says it best. Although Satan has power to work many wonders and miracles, his works are the works of darkness. They cannot be miracles of light and truth, and everything Joseph Smith said and did in the early years of his ministry were exactly that; and, “light and truth forsake that evil one.” (D&C 93:37)

Clearly the Restoration was not the work of man, neither could it be the work of the devil. It was the work of God. The sprit led Joseph every step of the way. He was a prophet of God in every sense of the word.

Yet many would disagree. And why? From 1829 to 1834 there is nothing about his life that would give any impression other than that he was a servant of God, a true disciple of Christ. Those opposed to prophets and priesthood, and extra-biblical scripture, would have no reason to justify their rejection of what Joseph accomplished, by judging him through the lens of that five-year gap of time. But because of the things he did in his later years, especially in Nauvoo, they can feel safe in sticking with the Bible and apostate Christianity.

Before I understood Joseph’s prophetic call, I myself simply believed that he was a fraud. At best, he was a spiritual mystic in a world of his own– at worst, possibly a sexual predator?

As I grew up and became an adult, I found myself re-learning about my Mormon heritage in which I had disassociated myself from since being a teenager. Intrigued by his controversial life, I actually planned on writing a novel about him. Yet while doing research on the historical background, I suddenly became obsessed. Nothing about Joseph Smith added up. Suddenly, the novel I wanted to write became completely irrelevant. I wanted the truth.

So-called “anti-mormons” have a greater knowledge of the events in his life compared to any of the LDS attendees. But they do not have answers. They cannot give the full story. As an example, Grant Palmer was once asked at a Q&A who else was “in” on Joseph Smith’s great deception. Was Emma? Joseph’s brother, Hyrum? What of his sisters? His dad? Sidney Rigdon?

The level of conspiracy that had to have occurred grows bigger and bigger the more the historical record is evaluated. Grant Palmer’s response was that he simply did not know…

The reasons people doubt Joseph are usually for good reasons. Palmer, for instance, has great integrity and I do respect him. I appreciated his perspective as I learned more and more about the origins of modern-day Mormonism.

But I myself was not willing to write Joseph off as an imposter until I knew exactly what had happened from 1805-1844.

Either I could reject the amazing fruits of Joseph’s life, forget the loose ends, and cling to the abominations he played role or participated in–  or… I could accept his miraculous life and all its implications. Opening up to the possibility that Joseph was who he said he was, is the journey of a lifetime.

I highly recommend it.

It’s brought me close to God and given me an assurance that he truly knows all things. As I’ve put my trust and commitment in Christ, allowing the Holy Spirit to be my one and only guide, I’ve learned so much about the world and myself. I know the reality of Satan and I know the power of God. I’ve found freedom in knowing who the true and living God really is.

A knowledge of why Joseph Smith was called to be the last-day servant of God is essential. Knowing the truth about his life is pivotal.

There are people on all sides of the spectrum.

You can listen to the Price’s make the amazingly believable case that Joseph Smith never practiced polygamy, and that he was a victim of conspiracy.

On the other hand, you can listen to Brian C. Hales explain convincingly why polygamy is the law of heaven and that Joseph had the spirit with him every day till his last breath.

You can listen to Denver Snuffer’s musings on how polygamy was meant to be symbolic of a patriarchal family of God; and that Brigham Young reinvented it for his own purposes.

Of course, you can also listen to a hosts of voices that can justify all reason to conclude that Joseph Smith was a liar, fiend, devil, adulterer, etc.. But which of all of these are the truth? There are adherents to all these trains of thinking.

To those seeking the truth, they might have noticed that there is a pattern to these examples I provided.

The Price’s refuse to accept that the LDS church is true. Brian C. Hales refuses to accept that the LDS church has ever gone off-course. Denver Snuffer refuses to accept that Joseph Smith ever did anything wrong.

The pattern is that they are not seeking the ultimate truth. They only defend the truth they already espouse. They each are setting out to prove something. They scourge through the historical records trying to find anything that supports their position. Doing this, they close themselves off from what God has in plain sight.

What if everything you needed to know was in God’s word? If he knows everything past, present, and future, certainly he would know the controversies that would surround Joseph Smith in the last days. What if he has given all the answers we need? Before I decided to serve a mission (late at age 23) I was tossed to and fro by the opinions of man.

Clinging to my very confused testimony– which I’d found while doing the research I’d intended for a novel I wanted to write– I went back to church and put in my mission papers.

It was only until I got on a mission that I was able to put aside all the things I’d heard and read from other people. I finally sat down and read the scriptures. If you honestly read the four standard works, without trying to prove and defend your pre-conceived notions, I can promise you that the light will come flooding in.

**

The most curious thing about Joseph Smith and his prophetic ministry was that after five years of revealing the most grand truths contained in the gospel of Jesus Christ, he stopped receiving revelation. The heavens began to close.

Between 1839 and 1844– the last five years– there were only two revelations. (Not including the epistles Joseph wrote in Liberty Jail.) Compare that to the thousands of revelations in his first five years!

Was the church progressing or had it fallen into temptation? (D&C 20:33)

Instead of receiving revelations and Sidney Rigdon reading them, proving them, and bringing them forward to the Saints– the protocol God commanded– Joseph Smith stopped bringing forth revelation altogether. He gave sermons instead. Essentially all quotes that we have from Joseph Smith were recorded in Nauvoo.

God never had a lot to say, but Joseph sure did.

The entire church changed.

The church in Nauvoo was a different church than the one in Kirtland. It was no longer led by revelation. It was no longer led by the Spirit of God.

In Kirtland, they believed in an unchangeable God, and the principles of the gospel as contained in the Bible and the Book of Mormon. Everything Joseph Smith did or said was measured up against the word of God.

The church in Nauvoo did the opposite. In fact, the Saints there would eventually go on to believe that God was a man who had once lived on another planet. They looked to the words of their prophet, instead of the oracles of God. They involved themselves in secret societies, death oaths, and a secret commandment to take multiple wives.

The last legitimate revelation received by Joseph Smith was section 124. In it, the commandment was given to build the Nauvoo House and the Nauvoo Temple. If they did not do these things by the end of God’s appointment to do such, they were told that, “ye shall be rejected as a church.” (D&C 124:32)

If anyone had taken God’s word seriously, they would have realized what was happening in Nauvoo.

God had rejected the church.

The temple would never be completed. The Saints were too busy building masonic lodges and expensive, brick houses.

The psychopathic Joseph Smith in Nauvoo was the judgement of God on the idolatrous House of Israel. They once again trusted in the arm of flesh, instead of God, and look where it landed them. They were told in Section 124 that if they were obedient, they would not be moved out of their place in Nauvoo. (verse 45)

When the time came to peace out into the desert, it should have been obvious that the Saints were not being obedient. The reason they didn’t know better was because they weren’t reading the revelations of God; they were letting their imaginations run wild. They were preoccupied with the new theology that God was once a man and that they could be a god themselves. They were busy trying to memorize the endowment. They were busy marrying each other!

Just like Aaron had presented the children of Israel the golden calf, Joseph Smith presented the Saints section 132. The prophets give the people what they want and what they deserve.

The phony revelation inspired of Satan on “eternal marriage” was a curse that God allowed to take place. Because the church was rejected, it was no longer safe from the adversary. God had truly delivered the church over to Satan, just as he had warned in section 4 of the original Book of Commandments:

6 … if this generation do harden their hearts against my word, behold I will deliver them up unto Satan… and my word shall be verified at this time as it hath hitherto been verified.

The Saints no longer deserved a true prophet. They failed at ushering in the dispensation of the fulness of times. They did not build the temple to receive the fulness of the priesthood, which is absolutely necessary to discern false spirits and bring about Zion.

Of course, this is not what the church teaches.

They would have you believe that Zion is being built across the world.

That the temple in Nauvoo was completed; we’re in the dispensation of the fulness of times; and that Joseph Smith, or any prophet for that matter, couldn’t possibly do anything wrong and lead the Saints astray.

Behind closed doors, in the Salt Lake City temple, the Mormon elite of the world receive a secret ordinance in secret chambers which is called the second anointing. This, they teach, is the fulness of the priesthood.

The church believes they have the power to build Zion, and that they are doing such. If this is true, then the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is literally God’s kingdom on earth. If this is true, then I would be guilty of the malignant sin of blasphemy toward God. Deciding whether or not the LDS church truly is God’s kingdom established on earth should be the biggest decision of your life. This is your eternal salvation. Is the church true?

I can prove that it’s not in one fatal swoop.

Section 132.

It is false. When you know that it is false, the rest will fall into place. I know that it is false because it contradicts the Bible, it contradicts the Book of Mormon, it contradicts the revelations in the D&C– it even contradicts itself!

Section 132 is one big, fat, lie. Because the church was fooled into accepting it, I know that the church was in fact rejected of God. Though the LDS church plays an incredible role in the last days, it is not what it claims itself to be. Everything that happened in Nauvoo with polygamy, the masonic endowment, and Joseph Smith’s departure from Biblical Christianity, can be cast aside. Section 132 makes it really easy to realize that the whole thing fell apart by 1842.

Because God is omniscient and all-knowing, God knew that the church would fall into apostasy. There are hundreds of scriptures that prophesy of the latter-day falling away, and of the downfall of the last, great prophet. All you have to do is pray to God for understanding and open the scriptures and you’ll find them.

An important doctrine is understanding that there are three watches.

JST Luke 12:

41 For, behold, he cometh in the first watch of the night, and he shall also come in the second watch, and again he shall come in the third watch.

42 And verily I say unto you, He hath already come, as it is written of him; and again when he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, blessed are those servants when he cometh, that he shall find so doing;

The first watch was Jesus’ perfect life and death and resurrection.

The second watch was Joseph Smith’s ministry in which Jesus Christ was on the earth for the time in which his church was established up until it was rejected.

The third watch is next.

All is not lost.

Even though the church was rejected, even though Joseph Smith lost his mind, even though the Saints have been deceived, God has a plan for his elect. The third watch will save the day.

As long as you are taking the Holy Spirit as your guide and treasuring up the word of God, you will be prepared.

As you delve through these hidden things of darkness, you will discover a world of lightness.

Jesus Christ has died for you, and he’s coming back in the third watch to claim his own.

“Blessed are those servants whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching.”

Are you watching for him?

Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning.

-G.azelem

Nephi Prophey pt. 2 “They Have All Gone Astray, Save it be a Few”

Nephi Prophecy pt. 2 “They Have All Gone Astray, Save it be a Few”

The following chapter in 2nd Nephi is heartbreaking when read under its proper circumstance. Chapter 28 is not talking about the great apostasy; it’s talking about the only true and living church in a state of darkness and obscurity.

Chapter 26 has identified the characteristics of apostate Christendom. Not surprisingly, the true and living church will take on many of the same traits in chapter 28. This is because the stumbling block of the Gentiles of the first watch that leads to their fall was not removed in the second watch. The Saints of the restoration were just as liable to stumble, and thus they have.

26: 20 And the Gentiles are lifted up in the pride of their eyes, and have stumbled, because of the greatness of their stumbling block…

The stumbling block was revealed in 1st Nephi 13:

29 … because of the many plain and precious things which have been taken out of the book, which were plain unto the understanding of the children of men, according to the plainness which is in the Lamb of God–because of these things which are taken away out of the gospel of the Lamb, an exceedingly great many do stumble, yea, insomuch that Satan hath great power over them.

The corrupt Bible is the stumbling block. The Saints of the restoration were commanded in section 124 to, “publish the new translation of my holy word unto the inhabitants of the earth,” which Joseph Smith had dutifully translated back in Kirtland.  In Nauvoo they had the opportunity to finally read and receive it, if only they made means for its publication, but they failed to make this a priority. Because of this, the Saints lost access to the inspired version of the Bible for nearly two generations, long enough to allow the church to become corrupted by false doctrines.

Even now, with access to the JST excerpts, we can’t be positive the writings were transmitted correctly. There’s a good chance that the RLDS has mucked around with it, and that important things were are again lost to the Saints.

The stumbling block of the Gentiles (and the Saints) will not be removed until the marvelous work and a wonder occurs. (1 Ne:13) This could have happened already, if the church had simply followed the commands of God in Nauvoo and ushered in the dispensation of the fulness of times. But sadly, the work was hindered. This is why the Saints end up just as bad as the Gentiles that came to America. This is why the LDS church today encounters the same problems as any protestant church.

(Note: The Bible is corrupted, but only in the sense that it is not complete. The King James translation by the grace of God works in perfect harmony with the Book of Mormon. (D&C 42:12) There are certain things that God, in his infinite wisdom, allowed to be removed. I would go as for to contend that the modern-day King James Bible does in fact contain EVERYTHING about the mysteries of God, but it’s all very subtle and cryptic. You have to read between the lines. When the fulness of scriptures are revealed, the mysteries of God will be out in the open, plain to the understanding of men.)

Returning to the chapter I want to explore, 2nd Nephi 28 verse 5 says that the priesthood leaders of the LDS church will say unto the people, “the Lord and the Redeemer hath done his work, and he hath given his power unto men.”

Of course this is what the LDS church says. They will never teach that the work of the Father is a future event. They think the restoration years of Joseph Smith is all there is to it, that the LDS church is the result. The brethren of the church erroneously teach that they are prophets and seers and revelators, and the House of Israel believes it, even though none of these men have ever had any of the revelatory fruits that accompany an actual prophet.

As important as it is to believe that God does in fact call people to lead and guide his church– and that the brethren of the LDS church truly have been called of God and appointed– the problem is that the Saints trust that “prophets, seers, and revelators” will never lead them astray.

The Saints believe that God has done his work, that the power of God has been given to men.

The LDS leaders are very sadly just like the protestant preachers of 2nd Nephi 26:

29 … men [that] preach and set themselves up for a light unto the world, that they may get gain and praise of the world; but they seek not the welfare of Zion.

As easy as it would be, I refuse to hide my disdain for the attitudes of the leaders of the corporate church. There are many wonderful general authorities, but they all fall perfectly into the description of this verse. They do not seek the welfare of Zion. They are perfectly happy with everything as it is.

This, is not okay. They need to repent.

The Mormons, just like every religion, have fallen into the same trap. They’ve put their trust in the arm of flesh instead of God. This happened gradually, and culminated up to the point in which the Saints chose Brigham Young to be be their leader over Sidney Rigdon.

Sidney had been called of God and ordained as a prophet, seer, and revelator. Brigham Young had only been given authority to publish the gospel. Had the Saints chose Sidney, that would have immediately ended polygamy and the masonic endowment from continuing on in the church. There would have been no racism introduced into the church, either.

Many things would be different had Brigham Young not taken the helm.

And although the leaders of the church have dramatically improved throughout the twentieth century, they still teach the relics of false doctrines that BY introduced, having no claim to be legitimate prophets, seers, and revelators. Brigham Young had no right to proclaim himself as such. No matter what the LDS manuals say, the twelve apostles had no right to reorganize the First Presidency when Joseph Smith died. The twelve apostles only had authority to do missionary work.

In the third watch, the First Presidency will be reorganized by angelic messengers who hold the Melchizedek priesthood. Because the church has the Aaronic priesthood, it holds the keys of the ministering of angels, which makes this possible. No one on earth can fix the situation we find ourselves in.

The only thing that can come to the Saints’ rescue is a divine intervention. The work of the Father.

Again, the church will never teach that there is another great work to come forth. Because what would that imply? It would make clear that something is currently wrong. This is why the church teaches that all is well in Zion, that everything is going according to God’s plan, that God will never allow the church to be led astray… which of course all goes completely against everything in God’s revealed word.

To relate a personal story, while I was serving my LDS mission, Quentin L. Cook came and spoke to us missionaries. At the end he opened up a Q&A. I took the opportunity to ask him whether or not he personally believed Joseph Smith would return back to the earth in the flesh to redeem Zion in Jackson County, Missouri.

He brushed the question off, even though he knew perfectly well what I was talking about. I’m certain he understands why Joseph is coming back, but what does it infer? The scenario does not fit the paradigm of what the GA’s teach. What’s to be redeemed when all is well in Zion, right?

Before moving on, I should not fail to mention, that after I had asked my question– and Elder Cook disappointingly answered it by saying that Zion’s Camp was not a failure because it allowed BY to prepare himself for leading the Saints heroically to Utah blah blah blah…– the Area Seventy up on the stand winked at me and smiled knowingly. I realized that day it was possible that he and many other GA’s have also awakened to a sense of our awful situation. They just don’t know what to do about it. Let’s just hope and pray for the many leaders of the LDS movement, that they too may be humble enough to receive the light when it shines forth for the last time.

There are many that are fully aware of all these things I’m talking about, but they are silent on these matters, waiting patiently for the greater light to be revealed. Keeping in mind the state of the entire world and the small portion of the Spirit we’re blessed enough to receive, it’s understandable why things have gone amuck. The world is under the control of Satan, and according to prophecy he will prevail, even against the Saints, until Adam returns. (Daniel 7:21-22)

Compared to what we’re dealing with in the church, the world is on an entirely different level. The sins that have infiltrated the LDS church are simply reflective of things happening in the world, at a small degree, more like clues to set alarms off in our minds. When we understand what’s happening in the church, our eyes will be opened to what is truly happening in the world around us.

There are false prophets on the earth that make Brigham Young look good. There are ideologies and philosophies that make section 132 seem harmless.

The secret combinations happening between corporations and politicians– satanic sex rituals and murdering for the purpose of gain– make LDS temples look like a neighborhood treehouse-fort where the password is “no girls allowed.”

I could go on, but I won’t.

False preachers, false doctrines, and false concepts of God, are universal in this day and age. “Every man walketh in his own way, and after the image of his own god.” (D&C 1:16)

In section 103, during the failed attempt to redeem Zion, the Saints are told that if they do not observe the commandments and hearken to observe all of God’s words, the kingdoms of the world (Satan’s army) will prevail against them. Had they hearkened, the promise was that the kingdoms would be subdued and the earth would be given to the Saints.

With the hindsight we now have, it’s obvious that the Saints did not observe all of God’s commandments, neither did they observe all of God’s words. The world has prevailed against the Saints for the last 180 years. Without ever having realized it, the church has been corrupted by the lies of Satan.

The majority of Christ’s covenant people see through it, but there is blindness over their eyes that stops them from seeking deeper. They know that polygamy is in-errantly evil, but could never come to terms with section 132 being a false revelation that Satan was able to entice the Saints into adopting.

If there’s a scripture I wish the Mormon world would take seriously, it’s this one:

14 … they have all gone astray save it be a few, who are the humble followers of Christ; nevertheless, they are led, that in many instances they do err because they are taught by the precepts of men.

This says it all. This is the purpose of this blog. This is what everyone needs to understand.

The world in a state of darkness and confusion, and not only that but even the humble followers of Christ are currently erring. As pure-hearted as they might be, not even they can entirely avoid the casualties of the war between good and evil, which is currently raging amongst us. This is consistent with the prophecy in Daniel 7 that explains that Satan will prevail against the Saints until Adam comes.

According to Joseph Smith, Adam holds the keys to the dispensation of the fulness of times. (TOTPJS p.167) Until the Ancient of Days returns back to the earth to deliver the keys for the final dispensation, the humble followers of Christ will continue to be deceived by the precepts of men.

According to this scripture, Thomas S. Monson is in the same boat as the rest of us. And even if he was a legitimately ordained prophet, seer, and revelator, his eyes would still be closed until the Sealed Portion came forward. Regardless to whether or not he does have priesthood authority, he cannot be a trusted mouthpiece for God. False traditions have been passed down to him that he is in no position to question. He could never step outside the box of what he’s been taught for 80+ years.

Just imagine if he got up one General Conference and revealed the truth that the endowment is just a bunch of hocus pocus that Joseph pulled out of his butt? The church would break out in mass hysteria. The church is in so far deep. There’s no easy way out. The church cannot self-correct itself. This is why the work of the Father is so important. It’s pivotal for the Saints to accept the modern-day apostasy and our own inability to discern truth.

Of course even I myself cannot be exempt from this scripture’s statement. There are false doctrines and false spirits following me around that I have zero power to shake off. This is the state in which we live. This is the period of darkness and apostasy that precedes the marvelous work and a wonder. Realizing the possibility that we may be deceived and accepting the fact that the church is in a state of darkness and obscurity, are important truths we need to digest in order to accept and heed the words of the final servants of God, who will have the power to bring again Zion. (D&C 113:7-8)

Unlike Monson, they will tell the Saints that the endowment is a counterfeit of the real deal. And if anyone is so naive as to think that their beliefs are 100% on track with God’s will– which is impossible according to 2nd Nephi 28:14–  they will never accept the work of the Father.

For example, if they think they are already living the fulness of the gospel, they will never understand why it’s necessary to live the law of consecration. And if they think an LDS temple is the most holy edifice on the planet, they will have no reason to go to Missouri and build a real temple where the Lord will actually reside.

One more thing to notice about that scripture is that it says that even though the humble followers of Christ are erring, what separates them from the rest of the world is that they have not “gone astray.” The humble followers of Christ are clearly the elect who will not be deceived by the false prophets in and outside of Christ’s church. The covenant people will fulfill their election when they get the formal invite to the feast of fat things at the New Jerusalem.

Which brings us to verse 15.

15 O the wise, and the learned, and the rich, that are puffed up in the pride of their hearts, and all those who preach false doctrines, and all those who commit whoredoms, and pervert the right way of the Lord…

And just exactly who are the wise, and the learned, and the rich? Through the lens of modern revelation we can discover their true identity.

D&C 58

8 And also that a feast of fat things might be prepared for the poor; yea, a feast of fat things, of wine on the lees well refined, that the earth may know that the mouths of the prophets shall not fail;

9 Yea, a supper of the house of the Lord, well prepared, unto which all nations shall be invited.

10 First, the rich and the learned, the wise and the noble;

11 And after that cometh the day of my power; then shall the poor, the lame, and the blind, and the deaf, come in unto the marriage of the Lamb, and partake of the supper of the Lord, prepared for the great day to come.

The rich and learned and wise that are puffed up in pride, preaching false doctrines and committing whoredoms, are the members of the LDS church. God teaches us this if we carefully study the Word. He uses specific words to relate to other passages of scripture. Only those with the spirit of prophecy will understand the connections. Only those that God wants to know these truths will see it. The children of darkness will never understand the scriptures, neither will they understand prophecy.

The LDS church will get the first call to go to the marriage supper, but according to Luke 14:18, they are too busy with their jobs and happy dappy lives to leave it all behind. Incredibly, the parable that Jesus gave about the marriage supper was talking about the LDS church! Luke 14:21 explains that because the Saints who got the formal invite are no-shows, this is why the Lord will then fill up the vacancies with the poor, lame and deaf.

The New Jerusalem will be built by the remnant of Jacob, the repentant Gentiles, and also “as many of the house of Israel as shall come.” (3rd Nephi 21:22)

This is the state of the true and living church. That’s as hopeful as things are for it according to scripture: As many as shall come. How’s that compared to how the GA’s describe the church in conference talks?

All Israel shall be saved, the scriptures so read. The House of Israel is saved through the Abrahamic covenant, but whether or not they will receive their celestial inheritance will be decided on whether or not they accept the fulness of the gospel and the true new and everlasting covenant.

Many will receive the Sealed Portion and uncorrupted Bible, while many will say “we have received [the Book of Mormon], and we need no more.” (2nd Nephi 28:27)

“A Bible! A Bible! We have got a Bible.”

The Lord is going to set his hand again the second time. Are you capable of receiving personal revelation? Will you have enough spiritual discernment to know whether or not the new scriptures presented to you are in fact God’s word?

Will you be deceived by false prophets?

Will you continue to worship the church whose leaders are prophets that “stay themselves,” and do not hear the voice of the Lord until the Savior comes (D&C 133:26) — proof that they will not be caught up in the cloud to receive celestial glory. Where do you want to be when Jesus comes?

Will you trust the leaders who will of course dissuade you from reading anything outside the LDS institution? Leaders who lie and say they will never lead you astray when they have preached false doctrine and committed whoredoms– the ones who will not accept the invitation to the marriage supper?

If you’ve put your trust in the arm of flesh, repent before it’s too late.

Trust God and the Word.

-G.azelem

Nephi Prophecy pt. 1 “In the Day of Wickedness and Abominations”

Nephi Prophecy pt. 1 “In the Day of Wickedness and Abominations”

As much as I would like to begin from the earlier prophecy-related chapters of Nephi and work my way forwards, I feel as though 2nd Nephi: 27 will set this series at a good pace to begin off of.

**But before I continue, I want it clear to anyone that might read this, that the information I’m going to delve into will likely be disruptive to the testimonies of regular LDS church-attending members.

I, myself, like to think all my findings are faith-affirming and faith-building, but I understand that many Latter-Day Saints are not ready to consider what I’m about to cover. Between raising a family, having a career, and magnifying their church callings, there’s not much room to ponder the complexities and controversies of Mormonism. Many are just trying to keep it together.

Unless someone is struggling, or they have a deep desire to understand more about LDS church history, it is my recommendation that they not continue reading any of my posts. The last thing I want is to be the cause of anyone’s loss of faith.

The Book of Mormon is true, and Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. My contention is that the LDS church is currently not what it aspires to be– that it is quite simply in a state of apostasy and in need of repentance and redemption. As blunt as I can be, this is the honest truth of where I am coming from.

From many different angles that I will end up covering, I will come to soften that remark, but I want it said from the very start that I am not misleading readers from where I stand.**

Turn to 2nd Nephi: 27

1 But, behold, in the last days, or in the days of the Gentiles–yea, behold all the nations of the Gentiles and also the Jews, both those who shall come upon this land and those who shall be upon other lands, yea, even upon all the lands of the earth, behold, they will be drunken with iniquity and all manner of abominations–

Let’s take this scripture at face value, stick with it, and see where it takes us. As I’ve learned through others and by personal experience, it’s very easy to defensively bend the way one might originally see something as they begin to realize it’s against the grain of their current paradigm. This is what I was talking about in my last post about the Saints being shielded from understanding the full meanings of prophecies embedded throughout the standard works. They’ve been conditioned to not take things at face value if it’s contrary to what’s been previously accepted.

This chapter, as verse 1 declares, is about the last days. And since we know that we are all living in the last days, we can agree that this chapter is talking about our current present-day situation. There are handfuls of scriptures in the D&C that use the expression of “last days.” Section 20, to use an example, says that the church rose up in “these last days”– so if 1830 was considered the last days, we are definitely in the last days.

It’s great to start off with this scripture, because it allows me to get to the nitty gritty right off the bat. Let’s talk about the state of the world. Simply put, this scripture makes it clear that everyone– EVERYONE– is in a state of wickedness.  Period. No exceptions are mentioned so none can be permitted.

The Gentiles, as also demonstrated in 3rd Nephi 16:10 and JST Mathew 21:55-56 and countless other passages, are wicked as all get-out in the times leading up to Christ’s second coming. If you stick with me on all of this, I plan on making the case that as the Gentiles become more and more wicked in the last days the Jews in turn will become more and more righteous. This has been happening since 1835. As you can read in the JST scripture I listed, it explains that the Gentiles as a whole will become as wicked as the Jews were in the meridian of time. This is why the gospel had to go back to the Jews, beginning in 1836 through Elijah’s coming to the House in Kirtland. The Gentiles had already gone south by then, either from rejecting the fulness of the gospel, or by simply apostatizing.

Even the entire nation of the USA could be lumped into the collective rejection of the fulness of the gospel. The entire country stands as an abomination in God’s eyes. The laundry-list of sins that 3rd Nephi 16:10 lists off have infiltrated the lives of nearly all Americans in one way or another.

But with that said, just as there were certain Jews that did accept Christ at his coming, there will also be a portion of repentant Gentiles at Christ’s second coming. They will be given one last and final chance to repent and gather with the House of Israel/LDS church to the New Jerusalem before the desolation of abomination occurs. (More on that later.)

Getting back to the verse, it goes as far to say that even the Jews (the covenant people of the last days, the House of Israel) who have come upon this land– being gathered to either Kirtland, Nauvoo, or Utah– are drunken with iniquity. But they are not drunken with wine; verse 5 explains this is the “spirit of deep sleep” that the Lord has poured out on them. Just as the Lord poured out a deep sleep on the Jews during the first watch (Romans 11:7-8), the same thing was done following the end of the second watch.

This of course was done by God out of a wise purpose. Because the Jews were blinded after the first watch (Christ’s coming), the gospel could go to the Gentiles. At the close of the second watch (the restoration years of Joseph Smith), this similar type of blindness was again poured out, this time on the heads of the Saints. The reason for it this time around is much more vague and mysterious. It will take time to explain. The consequence that results because of it, however, is simple:

5 For behold, the Lord hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep. For behold, ye have closed your eyes, and ye have rejected the prophets; and your rulers, and the seers hath he covered because of your iniquity. 

Following the attempted establishment of Zion in the second watch (see verse 3 and 4 for context), the Lord covered the eyes of the seers of the LDS restoration. They no longer would have the ability to prophesy or receive revelations of Thus sayeth the Lord caliber. This is why the current LDS president isn’t popping out revelations like Joseph Smith used to. In the last days– or specifically “the days of the Gentiles”– there are no seers on the earth; and if there is, they currently have their eyes covered for the duration of this time period.

But when the times of the Gentiles comes in again, this world-wide state of wickedness will come to an end. This is when the fulness of the gospel will return to the earth with the ability to sanctify people and make them holy without spot.

Though the Jews began to receive the gospel in 1836 and continue to do so even to the present day, the new and everlasting covenant (fulness of the gospel) is yet to be re-established. Jesus explained to the Nephites that after the Gentiles reject the fulness of the gospel (1835), he will remember the covenant made with his people and begin a preliminary gathering of them upon the American continent (1836-onwards). Through this, they have received a knowledge of the fulness of the gospel– the four standard works– yet none have received the fulness itself (and the fruits thereof.)

The modern-day LDS church is the covenant people that Christ is referring to. The Jews prophesied of in scripture are very sadly not the Jews currently stationed in the war-zone of Palestine. According to the word of God, it is only until after the Jews believe in Christ that God gathers them to the lands of their inheritance.

Palestine, contrary to popular belief, is not the land promised to Abraham’s seed, and the Jewish people in their state of Israel do not believe in Christ. They do not fit end-time prophecy and are frankly in a lot more danger than they need to be. If more people would read the D&C and Book of Mormon, they would understand how these things are supposed to play out. Heck, even Bruce R. McConkie caught it: “The present assembling of people of Jewish ancestry into the Palestinian nation of Israel is not the scriptural gathering of Israel or of Judah.” (NWAF p. 519)

The latter-day Jews do not yet know that they are Jews. By the virtue and grace of God, they’ve been spiritually gathered, slowly but surely, into a strange, cult-like sect of Christianity, which unbeknownst to them, holds the power/patriarchal keys to lead them to the Zion that God promised their forefathers. (D&C 35:25)

This is a topic that needs to be studied thoroughly by everyone. Understanding this, I would suggest, is the key to unlocking the mystery of Mormonism.

The church, I regret to add, happens to also be a hot spot for wicked Gentiles who use the church for gain. I don’t mean to dwell too long on this; every good-hearted Latter-Day Saint will know who I’m talking about. It is these wicked Gentiles in the church that are the cause of so much heart-ache and difficulty. They ruin everything. In fact, their way of thinking and religiosity has brain-washed so many decent Saints into believing false-doctrine after false-doctrine.

This brand of Gentile is the type you’ll recognize from ward-to-ward. They neglect their wives and children and obsess over their church callings and status in the eyes of man. They enjoy having dominion over others in the priesthood. Indeed, they are believers, but just the same way Cain was. They offer the fake appearance of sacrifice. They attend the temple and bear their testimonies. They believe in God, but that God is in their own image and after the vain imaginations of their hearts. The God they believe in is just as big as themselves. In fact, they imagine being a god themselves (with a capital-G). And as they live their lives “worthy”, keeping their “covenants”, they await the day of “exaltation”, where they happily anticipate receiving a “hundredfold of wives” arranged for them in the highest degree of their morbid (yet culturally accurate) idea of the celestial kingdom.

It is these fine people that God has warned us about. They are the tares that have combined themselves with the wheat in the last days. (D&C 38:12)

Thankfully, when the curse finally goes forth (as a result of the Gentiles breaking the new and everlasting covenant in 1835), the first of those devoured will be the ones in the church who fit the profile I’ve described. (D&C 112:24-26) But hey… shucks, they might even also be able to repent before the curse is unleashed and their eyes won’t have to fall out of their sockets. God’s mercy is incredible.

I wouldn’t hesitate to suggest that as the curse goes forward, this is when the new and everlasting covenant can be safely re-established. Everyone receives a chance to accept or reject, and this results in the great polarization that will occur when the marvelous work and a wonder happens. Christ explains that the fulness of the gospel is not preached unto the post-1836 LDS church until a later time. (3 Ne 20:30) Check out Romans 11:25: “blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles comes in.” This lays out the situation real simple: even from the New Testament times it is understood that there is blindness over the House of Israel until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

Before I go any further, so no one gets confused, there are two times of the Gentiles that are prophesied of. The first occurred from 1830-1835, with the fulness of the gospel being offered to the American Gentiles in New York and Ohio. The second time is still a future event.

The days of the Gentiles is the time period in 2nd Nephi 27 that more specifically refers to the interim period between the two set times of the Gentiles, where God is currently remembering the covenant of Abraham’s seed. At a later date (sometime in the near future?), the times of the Gentiles will occur again with the fulness of the gospel being offered unto them once more, “and in that generation shall the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.” (D&C 45:30) So whether it’s the days or times of the Gentiles, the two terms do differ from each other.

Some will contest that verse 1 of this chapter is talking about the time before the unsealed portion of the Book of Mormon came forward. I don’t buy this, because there’s talk of an unsuccessful establishment of Zion. Verse 2 says, “they shall be visited of the Lord of Hosts, with thunder and with earthquake… with the flame of devouring fire.” So this can’t be directly after the first watch it it’s leading up to the second coming. Besides, it speaks about people coming to America. Moving on, verse 6 and 7 drop the bombshell:

6 And it shall come to pass that the Lord God shall bring forth unto you the words of a book, and they shall be the words of them which have slumbered.

7 And behold the book shall be sealed; and in the book shall be a revelation from God, from the beginning of the world to the ending thereof.

Everyone that reads verse 6 in correlation with the seers being covered think that it is referring to the great apostasy leading up to Joseph Smith, but verse 7 makes it very clear that this is the SEALED PORTION THAT IS COMING FORWARD.

The Sealed Portion comes forward at a time of apostasy, with even the prophets and seers having their eyes covered.

To make another statement proving my point, it also helps to recognize that there wasn’t called-of-God prophet-rulers to be blinded at the time leading unto the coming forth of the Book of Mormon. Verse 6 only makes sense in conjunction to the present day.

So there we have it– the blindness we have experienced for over 170 years will continue on until the world receives the Sealed Portion, which will be available to all the inhabitants of the earth, to all those who are repentant and desire light and knowledge. This is what sets everything straight. This is the catalyst of bringing again Zion.

11 And the day cometh that the words of the book which were sealed shall be read upon the house tops; and they shall be read by the power of Christ; and all things shall be revealed unto the children of men which ever have been among the children of men, and which ever will be even unto the end of the earth.

And then… watch for the change in tense here:

12 Wherefore, at that day when the book shall be delivered unto the man of whom I have spoken, the book shall be hid from the eyes of the world…

Verse 12 is extremely sneaky. Before it delves into the three witnesses and the Isaiah prophecy that has to do with the learned man, it changes the storyline. Verse 12 is not talking about the scenario in verse 11. It’s no longer talking about the Sealed Portion that is read upon the house tops by the power of Christ; it’s talking about, “that day when the book shall be delivered unto the man.” And when were the golden plates first delivered? In 1827. Verse 12 backs it up to this point. Everyone will bypass it and think it’s all talking about the same thing.

If you’re not convinced yet, that’s okay. Because the undeniable proof that 2nd Nephi 27 is in fact talking about two different times comes later in the chapter. After verse 22 has God commanding the plates be sealed up and hid– until God “shall see fit… to reveal all things unto the children of men”– we then read this:

24 And again it shall come to pass that the Lord shall say unto him that shall read the words that shall be delivered him.

Again.

Joseph Smith will again receive the golden plates and bring forth God’s word to the inhabitants of the world. And the real game-changer, is what God will say to Joseph Smith the second time around:

26 … I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people, yea, a marvelous work and a wonder, for the wisdom of their wise and learned shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent shall be hid.

The marvelous work and a wonder coincides with the unveiling of the Sealed Portion of the Book of Mormon, NOT the Book of Mormon that the LDS church currently possesses. All claims that the LDS church or the BoM is the marvelous work that Isaiah foretold completely fall short.

If you don’t already know this, taking a closer look at these scriptures should have by now completely turned your world upside down.

The marvelous work and a wonder has not yet happened!

Praise God.

The days of the Gentiles are coming to a close. The wickedness and abominations of these last days will be visited with fire.

And the House of Israel will be brought forth out of obscurity and out of darkness. (2nd Nephi 27:29)

-G.azelam

The Prophecies of Nephi

An important thing to realize while attempting to truly understand the scriptures, is to accept that we may have a wrong understanding of what we espouse to believe. We need to be willing to accept that our entire perception of everything may be skewed by personal circumstance, and by false teachers. A loss of light and truth, as we learn in D&C 93, comes through personal disobedience of God’s commandments, or by simply inheriting false traditions.

What if the Book of Mormon has been falsely interpreted for over 160 years? Would you want to know? The Book of Mormon as a whole, and yet especially the first and second books of Nephi (as I will demonstrate), contain some of the most amazing prophecies about the last days, but the true implications of each prophecy are not easy to accept. They’re a pill that many are not willing to swallow. Thus, the prophecies of the Book of Mormon, and even the rest of the other standard works, have all been fitted to cement the LDS church in its comfortable station of God’s kingdom established on the earth.

For example, the LDS church is under the impression that all scriptures about a restoration are simply referring to 1830, and all scriptures about an apostasy refer to the time before 1830. Anything outside this paradigm is a terrifying prospect, and there is a fear that anything outside this could easily lead many to a loss of faith and trust in the LDS church. But right now, as we watch the Mormon world get itself rocked upside down by the internet, it’s clear that the past approach will no longer work– the clean-cut version of Mormonism will no longer stand. The hidden things of darkness are being revealed, and a large portion of the Saints are losing this long-held faith in the church. And though it may be for the right reasons, the disaffected usually end up coming to all the wrong conclusions. Right now the only safe thing left to do is to align ourselves with all of God’s revealed truth, wherever it may take us.

The truth of Nephi’s words have been buried for over four generations.As the Saints have read the Book of Mormon, they have been shielded from unlocking the deeper truths therein. Nephi’s cryptic warnings have gone by unnoticed. My understanding of what God was trying to tell us through Nephi is not widely known, nor could it be easily accepted in mainstream Mormonism. To accept his words at face value would be to open up to the possibility that all is not well in Zion.

“So the question is, do you take the red pill or the blue pill?”

-G.azelem

The Work of the Father

During his incarceration in a Missouri prison, Joseph Smith wrote an epistle to the church in March of 1839, warning the Saints of their duty to God in bringing to light the hidden things of darkness. The world, as described by Joseph, was groaning under the weight of its iniquity. Satan was abroad in the land, deceiving the nations, and the Saints were not left untouched by his influence.

Compared to the humble, hopeful beginning of Christ’s church in New York in 1830, things had obviously gone awry. God had declared on numerous occasions that the church was condemned and in danger of sliding into apostasy. Joseph had done all he could, and yet instead of enjoying the promised Zion at the New Jerusalem with the rest of the pure in heart, he found himself rotting away under detestable circumstances– sick, depressed, and starved.

From what can be read of Joseph’s diaries and letters while in Liberty jail, it seems apparent there was a glimpse in him of what was going to occur in the next few and final years of his life.

He told us that that, “We should waste and wear out our lives in bringing to light all the hidden things of darkness, wherein we know them… then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed.” (D&C 123:13-17)

Waiting for the arm of the Lord to be revealed, I begin my writings with an eye focused on the literal gathering of Israel in the last days. The Zion that Joseph dreamed of establishing will soon be a reality. Through a thorough and deep study of the four standard works, I believe that I have studied the end-time prophecies deep enough to shine light on things that most others have missed. It is my great hope that Mormons, ex-Mormons, and even Christians will take a closer
look at some of the things I plan on highlighting.

The restoration of God’s people, which began in 1830 through a then-true prophet of God, must be understood in its entirety. The Saints of today– with their itching ears and a hollow faith in the fables of their forefathers– need to repent and realize they can no longer afford to live in ignorance; and those that have already awakened to a sense of their awful situation can no longer allow themselves to be derided by their own anger or frustration, neither can they partake and wallow in the spirit of confusion that plagues the disaffected.

The plain fact is this: the times of the Gentiles is about to come in for the last time, re-establishing the new and everlasting covenant, and bringing the fulness of the gospel back to the earth. Those that accept it will be restored from their lost and fallen state. They will escape the desolation of abomination and build the city of the New Jerusalem before it is lifted up at the last day.

This marvelous work will usher in the dispensation of the fulness of times. It will be, “everlasting, either on the one hand or the other.” (Ne 14:7) Will the work of the Father convince you of peace and life eternal, or will it deliver you over to your own blindness?

Of course, there are many that mistakenly assume that we are already living in the dispensation of the fulness of times, that they are currently experiencing the fulness of the gospel; and it is my unfortunate job to explain that this is not the case. What is fortunate, however, is that this is all a part of God’s plan. This I will document in a series of posts, the proof of these claims solely backed up by the holy and infallible word of God.

Yet before any of these things will resonate– before they will mean anything to you, the “hidden things of darkness” must be revealed. Only a knowledge of these things will awaken us to the importance of the work of the Father. Unless you understand how terribly wrong things escalated from Kirtland to Nauvoo, there is no use in knowing why the Lord and his servant need to return back to the vineyard and clean up the mess we’ve found ourselves in.

Do you see the darkness? Because I do.

This blog is in the spirit of the revelatory servant of God outlined in Alma 37; and as I write this I pray things may soon pave way in the apostate world for the prophetic fulfillment of its words– and so it will: “darkness unto light, that I may discover unto my people who serve me, that I may discover unto them the works of their brethren, yea, their secret works, their works of darkness.” (Alma 37:23)

-G.azelem