Will The Real Elijah Please Stand Up (redux)

“Thus saith the Lord unto you, with whom the priesthood hath continued through the lineage of your fathers— For ye are lawful heirs, according to the flesh, and have been hid from the world with Christ in God— Therefore your life and the priesthood have remained, and must needs remain through you and your lineage until the restoration of all things.” (D&C 86:9)

These words were given to Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon. We learn not only that they are descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, but that their identities have been hid from the world. So who were they? The Lord did not reveal their identity during the second watch, but left behind enough clues for the elect to put the pieces together and understand their true identities. It is only until the third watch that the world will know Joseph and Sidney for who they really were when the two of them return to the earth to fulfill their ministry.

The weak things of the world are prophesied to come forth and break down the mighty and strong ones. Although the weak things were called and ordained unto this calling, as recorded in the D&C, it is evident that they did not achieve their mandate during their mortal probation in the 1800’s. Heretics such as myself can only conclude that they must return to the earth.

If you do not accept the unconditional promises and prophecies contained in The Doctrine and Covenants, I recommend you stop reading this post and do as the Lord directs in D&C 1:37.

This post is going to be a long one, so I don’t want to dwell on the scriptural precedents which have led me and others to anticipate Zion’s successful establishment by the same players who laid its foundation over 180 years ago. For more information, refer to an older post of mine: https://themarvelouswork.com/2015/09/07/lds-leadership-pt-3-the-first-elders/

The interesting thing I should mention about that post is that although I had recognized the significance of the term “arm of the Lord” I had not yet directly attributed it to a specific person. Originally I thought it to be Joseph Smith, judging by Section 103:

“Behold, I say unto you, the redemption of Zion must needs come by power; Therefore, I will raise up unto my people a man, who shall lead them like as Moses led the children of Israel. For ye are the children of Israel, and of the seed of Abraham, and ye must needs be led out of bondage by power, and with a stretched-out arm.” (verse 15-17)

It seemed clear that Joseph was the arm, but another verse seemed to fly in the face of this:

“I call upon the weak things of the world, those who are unlearned and despised, to thresh the nations by the power of my Spirit; and their arm shall be my arm.” (D&C 35:13-14)

This verse implies that the arm of the Lord is not a single individual, but manifests itself through a plurality of people. I wrongfully came to the conclusion that the first elders who will redeem Zion each represent the arm of the Lord.

I now understand that the plurality was referring to Sidney Rigdon, to which Section 35 was addressing! The arm of the Lord is both Joseph and Sidney.

My last post, “The Two Lords and the LORD,” had many inaccuracies because I failed to understand that prophecies pertain to Joseph and Sidney interchangeably. Trying to differentiate them isn’t always possible. They will have different roles and appear at different times—which I will elaborate on!—but labelling one as the Davidic king and one as the Davidic servant isn’t as simple as I thought.

What is clear is that these two are the weak things who jointly bring forth the fulness of the gospel.

Lyman Wight, to use an example, is not in the same category. Although he is one of the first elders and will return to the earth to preach the gospel—and likely participate in rending the kingdoms of the earth—he received the gospel, while it appears to me as though Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon did not actually need to receive the gospel during their probation in the second watch.

Think about it! For some odd reason, Joseph Smith was able to see God the Father in 1820 without being ordained to the Melchizedek priesthood. And for some odd reason, Sidney Rigdon had been sent forth by God to baptize people PRIOR to being united with the restored church.

Like John the Baptist, Joseph and Sidney are not part of the bride, but friends of the bridegroom/Christ. John the Baptist was deemed by Christ as more than a prophet. This is because John the Baptist was Elijah brought back into the flesh. He was not going through a mortal probation to choose good over evil; he had already proven himself to God as Elijah!

Sidney Rigdon clearly had priesthood authority if God sent him forth to baptize people before being ordained by either Joseph Smith or Olivery Cowdery. How could he have priesthood authority? He had to have received it during his first probation.

“David Patten I have taken unto myself; behold, his priesthood no man taketh from him.” (D&C 124:130)

“The keys of the kingdom shall never be taken from you, while thou art in the world, neither in the world to come.” (D&C 90:3)

The two verses above are each evidence that priesthood holders retain their priesthood and/or keys even after performing their labours and completing their time of probation.

Returning back to Lyman Wight— It was Sidney Rigdon, as a Baptist minister, who originally baptized Lyman and introduced him to the doctrines which would define early Mormonism. Sidney prepared him to receive the fulness of the gospel when it went forth by the hand of Joseph Smith. Lyman was the first to receive the Melchizedek priesthood in early June of 1831, where thereafter he parted the heavens and was able to behold God the Father and the Savior.

Lyman received the fulness of the gospel and was thus ordained to the priesthood which made it possible to see God as a member of the church of God and the bride of Christ.

D&C 84 explains that without the priesthood no man can see the face of God. Moses saw the face of God as recorded in Moses 1 which is an extension of Exodus 19. It is in Exodus 18 that Moses was given the commission by Jethro to teach the ordinances and laws unto the people (verse 20). Clearly, Jethro, as a high priest, knew the doctrine of Christ—handed down by Melchizedek—and performed the saving ordinances on Moses which enabled him to see God in the following chapter.

Joseph Smith did not have the ordinances of the gospel and yet saw God! The experiences of Joseph and Sidney have contradicted the holy word of God unless this is a result of having under gone a previous mortal probation.

If it has been accepted that Joseph and Sidney are the, “weak things of the world,” then it makes sense that Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 1:27 that the weak things of the world had already been chosen by the time Paul was writing his letters! This is because Joseph and Sidney had been foreordained to return to the earth in the second and third watches. Sidney would bring with him more keys than Joseph—but more on that later.

Those familiar with the strange history of Mormonism will no doubt be aware that Jesse Gause had originally been called in Section 81 as a counsellor to Joseph Smith in the Presidency of the High Priesthood but the appointment was short-lived due to apostasy. Instead of providing another revelation, the Lord simply replaced Jesse’s name in Section 81 and replaced it with Frederick G. Williams. What was God trying to tell us by choosing someone he knew would apostatize? I think it’s a clear sign that the third spot within the Presidency of the High Priesthood was to be filled by someone who was experiencing their first probation. In hindsight we understand that Frederick G. Williams was not foreordained the way Joseph and Sidney were. But make no mistake: Frederick is not to be cast aside as a thing of naught! Section 90 informs us that Frederick G. Williams is accounted as equal with Joseph and Sidney in holding the keys of the last kingdom.

The three of them are told: “Through your administration they may receive the word, and through their administration the word may go forth unto the ends of the earth, unto the Gentiles first, and then, behold, and lo, they shall turn unto the Jews. And then cometh the day when the arm of the Lord shall be revealed in power, convincing the nations, the heathen nations, the house of Joseph, of the gospel of their salvation.” (verse 9-10)

During the first watch, the gospel went from the Jews to the Gentiles.

During the second watch, the gospel went from the Gentiles to the Jews through the administration of those who had received the word by the administration of Joseph, Sidney, and Frederick.

At the time of the third watch, the gospel will have the most impact on the Gentiles. Section 90 makes it clear that when the arm of the Lord is revealed in power it will be unto the convincing the house of Joseph of the gospel of their salvation. The descendants of Joseph are part of the Abrahamic covenant, but are Gentiles due to the fact that Joseph likely married a Gentile woman or the prophetic remark of Jacob that the descendants of Joseph’s son Ephraim would become a multitude of nations. (Genesis 48:19)

The arm of the Lord will be revealed; and Joseph and Sidney will no longer be hid from the world. If you return back to the scripture I opened this post with, you will notice that the two of them are hidden from the world with Christ.

Not only are the two arms hidden from the world, but so is Jesus Christ. But when holy arm is made bare in the eyes of all the nations, Jesus will be found in the midst of the New Jerusalem. (3rd Nephi 21:25) Section 103 affirms that during the redemption of Zion the servants of God will be graced with the presence of not only angels but of the Lord himself. (verse 20)

If you’ve read this far and haven’t been scared off by my suppositions that Joseph and Sidney were living a second mortal probation I am sincerely impressed. It only gets crazier. I am about to suggest some radical ideas which many will find blasphemous. All I ask is for the reader to consider what I am saying. It doesn’t matter how big of a heretic you might be; and it doesn’t matter how open-minded you consider yourself— This post will perhaps be the most controversial document you’ve ever read. Simply because… it might just be true?

After taking a year off from blogging—and rarely choosing to peruse the blogs of others—I’ve returned and caught up. I decided to read through my previous 63 postings on this site, to which I was mostly impressed, but also had moments of deep embarrassment. I am prone to error and should not be trusted. If any are to come to the same conclusions as me—which I doubt (at least not until the third watch)—it will not be due to any doing on my part. The elect will uncover the truth in due time of the Lord. The mysteries of God are unfolded by the power of the Holy Ghost, not by an anonymous blogger.

The amazing thing, however, that I’ve discovered about the online Mormon community is that oftentimes in which I read something particularly profound, it is usually regarding something I’d already discovered in my own studies. To see someone else putting my thoughts and impressions into words has given me a quiet assurance that I am not alone and that I am on the right track.

There is much to be gained by sharing our personal perspectives so long as no one is claiming to be a prophet.

Even people we consider completely deluded can be of value in understanding the scriptures more fully if we try and understand their point of view and figure out at which point they erred in doctrine. One wrong turn and there’s no telling what dangerous conclusions one can arrive at based on false assumptions.

I challenge anyone who reads this—and vehemently disagrees—to point out which false assumptions I may have. I will not be discouraged, but encouraged to explain my positions better or to even rethink them entirely. I in fact dubbed this paper as a redux to the post which easily caused me the most embarrassment as I revisited my previous postings.

I was very proud of myself for having put the Elijah controversy, in my mind, to rest. Rethinking my assumptions was a difficult band-aid to rip off, but doing so will always be necessary in the search for truth.

We are not to have a “testimony” of every little thing that pops into our minds. Being dogmatic is what allowed the LDS church to transfigure almost every single doctrine of the restoration. The unwillingness of LDS members to question their beliefs has placed or kept them in a state of, “hidden darkness.” (2nd Nephi 3:5) The darkness is hidden—unapparent to them—because they wrongfully believe themselves to be living in the light of the fulness of the gospel.

The point of this tangent is to prep you for what is now to follow.

When I began this blog I was careful to shy away from delving into the atonement statute of Leviticus 16, mostly because its implications are too bizarre to comprehend let alone explain. Here I am going to dive straight in and do my very best to make as much sense as possible, God permitting.

The train of thought that has led me to write this post began five years ago when I was reading through The Book of Mormon for the first time on my mission. Although I’d read the BoM many times before, on my mission I was then reading it through the lens of someone who believed it to be an authentic record that contained the immutable and perfect word of God. Everything in it had purpose. I hung off every word and took what it said seriously to the fullest extent I could.

I suspect that most readers of the BoM shrug off the things contained in it that don’t make immediate sense to them. What doesn’t fit in with their religious worldview is attributed to wrong-doing on their part. They think the problem is them and that they aren’t understanding the scriptures correctly.

3rd Nephi chapter’s 20 and 21 speak of the marred servant who is the suffering servant of Isaiah 53, who is understood to be Jesus Christ. However, Christ speaks of the suffering servant not as himself but as a man who will declare the fulness of the gospel!

This is the greatest piece of evidence that multiple atonement’s pertain to the plan of salvation. Someone other than Christ would have their, “soul [as] an offering for sin.” (Isaiah 53:11)

Before my mission I had come across the blog onewhoiswatching.wordpress.com and familiarized myself with the controversial belief that the atonement statute of Leviticus 16 was a type and shadow of what occurred with the deaths of Joseph and Hyrum and the subsequent excommunication of Sidney Rigdon. I found the premise interesting but rejected the idea as what I deemed to be a perfect example of “looking beyond the mark.”

Little did I know that one day I would embrace the theology wholeheartedly—and even, perhaps, take it a step further.

When I realized that Christ himself spoke of the suffering servant as a separate individual I had no choice but to consider the possibility that an atonement other than the great, infinite and eternal atonement of Jesus Christ was necessary in God’s plan to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.

As Abinadi taught in Mosiah 14 and 15, Jesus Christ was indeed the suffering servant of Isaiah 53, but this relates to the first watch. When Christ came to the Nephites he declared that all things spoken by Isaiah, “have been, and shall be.” (3rd Nephi 23:3) In other words, Isaiah would be re-fulfilled.

The puzzle of Leviticus 16 is not evidence enough to prove an atonement offering was made in the latter-days, because Leviticus 16 came to fruition even in the meridian of time.

In the atonement statute, three animals are to be sacrificed while one animal remains a living sacrifice to bear the iniquity and be cast into the wilderness.

John the Baptist was the bullock, the first offering.

Judas was the goat to have its blood spilled, while John the Beloved/Revelator was clearly the scapegoat who did not die but lived in exile.

Christ, of course, was the ram/sheep/lamb who accompanies the statute as the burnt offering.

The Bible was immaculately designed to give the deceived a false impression that no further word of God is necessary. However we verily know The Book of Mormon to be an authentic work of scripture. And by believing this to be so we must come to the conclusion that a servant in the last days—who the kings of the world will shut their mouths to—will make his soul an offering for sin. Leviticus 16 therefore comes to fruition in both the first and second watch.

The suffering servant of Isaiah 53 is described as:

marred

a root

an arm of the Lord

a lamb

One can make a good case that it is Sidney Rigdon. This is because he is a root of Jesse and an arm of the Lord. The marred servant will also “declare” the marvelous work, which seems in line with Sidney’s role as the spokesman (Section 100) to declare what Joseph the seer brings forth as scripture. However, if we look at the atonement statute of Leviticus 16, Sidney is not a lamb, but a goat. He is clearly the scapegoat that does not die but is instead cast off into the wilderness. Rigdon therefore cannot be the suffering servant of the second watch because he is not the lamb of Leviticus 16.

David W. Patten was the bullock, first to die. He was martyred not unlike John the Baptist, and like John the Baptist was called to minister to the Jews as a member of the Twelve whose commission came after the Gentiles rejected the fulness of the gospel.

Hyrum was the goat. Like Judas, Hyrum chose his fate by deciding to turn himself in with Joseph to Carthage jail. And like Judas, it was Hyrum’s actions that lead to the death of the lamb.

The lamb is then Joseph; and as I’ve already established, the scapegoat is Sidney. The scapegoat is cast out of Israel into the wilderness by the hand of a “fit man” which most assuredly was Brigham Young who excommunicated Sidney and took dominion over the kingdom of the Jews.

Joseph even said that he was going to Carthage jail, “like a lamb.” (D&C 135:4)

Evidence that Joseph was offering his soul as an offering for sin is hinted at in the first verse of Section 124, where the Lord says unto Joseph, “I am well pleased with your offering […] for unto this end have I raised you up, that I might show forth my wisdom through the weak things of the earth.

The other weak thing of the earth is Sidney Rigdon—who, not surprisingly, is told in the very same revelation, “to offer an acceptable offering,” (verse 104) by remaining with the people he clearly knew to be apostate. He carried the burden of their sins when they banished him to consume their lusts and go after other gods than the God of Israel.

In the past I believed the atonement of Joseph and Sidney and others was for the terrestrial souls who refused to be sanctified by the blood of Jesus Christ and instead put their trust in their own works. The latter-day atonement was to preserve the Jews in a preparatory gospel which would enable them to receive a terrestrial glory rather than that of a telestial.

My realization that that the arm of the Lord is both Joseph and Sidney has made me reconsider this. Joseph and Sidney are extensions of the Lord, and the implications of that are too great to ignore. In Section 35, God refers to the weak things—Joseph and Sidney—as his very own arms, and that they will fight in behalf of God. “Their enemies shall be under their feet.” (verse 14)
This is reminiscent of Section 76, where God is to “subdue all enemies under his feet”—but this only occurs in the “fulness of times” when God has “perfected his work.” (verse 106)

God has not perfected his work!

Lehi speaks to his son, Jacob: “I know that thou art redeemed, because of the righteousness of thy Redeemer; for thou hast beheld that in the fulness of time he cometh to bring salvation unto men.” (2nd Nephi 2:3)

Although we can be redeemed and receive the promises of salvation during any point of time within the earth’s temporal existence, this is due to the works of God wrought in the first, second, and third watch. It appears that it is only in the third watch—the fulness of times—that God completes his work of salvation.

Before dying on the cross, Christ’s last words were, “It is finished.” But notably, Christ expounds on this in Section 19: “I partook and finished my preparations unto the children of men.” (verse 19)

Amulek prophesies that the sacrifice which is infinite and eternal will not be a sacrifice of man, implying that what differentiates Christ’s atonement from the atonement of Joseph is that Christ was not a man, he was God. Christ did not have mortal blood! (JST John 1:13) The other important thing Amulek brings up in Alma 34 is that the blood of man cannot atone for the sins of another.

The atonement of Joseph Smith was not to atone for sins, but was because of sins.

Nevertheless, God was manifesting himself through this offering to show forth his wisdom to us in hidden darkness that we may understand how to receive salvation in the dispensation of the fulness of times when it is clear that we have not been sanctified during this time of apostasy.

Ether 12:27: “And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them.

If we learn humility and have a saving faith in Christ, weak things will become strong unto us. And what are the weak things? Joseph and Sidney!! Our weaknesses were expertly reflected in the mortals of Joseph and Sidney.

We will not be sanctified until we exercise the same faith as the brother of Jared. (Ether 4:7) Joseph and Sidney exercised this faith but due to the iniquity of the early Saints—and all of us—the weak things were not made strong in the second watch.

When we have rended the veil of unbelief and repented of our iniquity, the weak things of the earth will fulfill their missions and bring salvation unto us, perfecting the work of God.

1 Nephi 11 explains that the condescension of God was his ministry as Jesus Christ in the meridian of time. 2nd Nephi 4 refers to this condescension as one of mercy. 2nd Nephi 9 then lets it slip that there are multiple condescension’s of God.

Section 88 teaches there are three laws: the law of mercy, the law of justice, and the law of judgment. If God’s first condescension was of mercy, does it not make sense to conclude that two more condescension’s would occur, one in the spirit of justice and another in judgment? Is Joseph Smith’s life an example of God’s justice, reflecting unto us the reality of having not accepted the law of mercy through a saving faith?

“We like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:6)

We have not been born of God and continue to sin, and this is a result of not coming unto Christ and accepting the mercy and grace that comes through relying wholly upon the merits of him who is mighty to save.

“If the day cometh that the power and gifts of God shall be done away among you, it shall be because of unbelief. And wo be unto the children of men if this be the case; for there shall be none that doeth good among you, no not one.” (Moroni 10:24-25)

The day prophesied of Moroni has come. We live in a time where the power and gifts of God are not on the earth, where none doeth good. We are not living under the law of mercy. The daily sacrifice of a broken heart and a contrite spirit (D&C 59) has been taken away as prophesied by Daniel.

Joseph Smith did not die that we may be forgiven of our sins. That was accomplished by Christ. However, Joseph took the justice of God upon himself by acting out our sins and dying justly for them. Isaiah 53:11 implicitly states that the marred servant will justify many. It does not state that he will bring mercy and grace.

For committing iniquity the Davidic servant was chastened by God through the stripes of men (2nd Samuel 7:14) and now resides in hell. Through those stripes we have the opportunity to be healed (Isaiah 53:5) but only once the marred servant himself is healed and once again brings salvation to the world through faith in the atoning blood of Christ.

D&C 97:2: “I, the Lord, show mercy unto all the meek, and upon all whomsoever I will, that I may be justified when I shall bring them unto judgment.

Joseph Smith has justified us that we may be converted and healed by the Lord’s mercy at a further time after having rejected him. This is particularly relevant to those of us who are very likely the descendants of the Jews who collectively crucified Christ and suffer from the curse in which our ancestors put upon us.

“His blood be on us and our children.” (Matt 27:25)

We are only free from generational curses if we seek the Lord with all of our heart and soul and are obedient to his voice. (Deut 4:29-30) Being honest with myself, I’ve concluded that I have not done this. Just as the Jews rejected Christ and the Gentiles rejected him again in the second watch, I too have rejected him. Even during our time of apostasy where the holy order and ordinances thereof are not to be found on the earth, we are still accountable for not rending the veil of our unbelief when we have a knowledge of the fulness of the gospel. It appears in Ether 12:27 that the weak things becoming strong is contingent on us having a true faith Christ.

We are not relying on Joseph and Sidney to save us. They are relying on us! “If there be no faith among the children of men God can do no miracle among them.” (Ether 12:12)

Joseph Smith took the justice of God upon himself on behalf of those that have continually rejected Christ while Joseph himself did not. Having rejected Christ’s infinite and eternal atonement, we definitively deserve the justice of God, but we have been justified by Joseph and will either humble ourselves and become meek to receive mercy, or we will be brought unto judgment.

“The life of my servant shall be in my hand; therefore they shall not hurt him, although he shall be marred because of them. Yet I will heal him, for I will show unto them that my wisdom is greater than the cunning of the devil.” (3rd Nephi 21:10)

The marring and healing of God’s anointed servant is to show forth God’s wisdom! Which is exactly what God relates when he accepts Joseph’s offering in Section 124: “I am well pleased with your offering […] for unto this end have I raised you up, that I might show forth my wisdom through the weak things of the earth.”

The 1828 Webster dictionary defines marring as, “To injure; to hurt; to impair the strength or purity of.

The purity of Joseph Smith was impaired by the atonement offering he made after the world rejected the sanctifying power he offered. Instead of being translated and leaving the corrupted vineyard behind, he made an intercession, telling the Lord of the vineyard to, “Spare it a little longer.” (Jacob 5:50)

Had Joseph and Sidney gone forth in power during the second watch to put all enemies under their feet, that would have included the entire world and nearly all of the Saints. Right now we are to, “Be subject to the powers that be, until he reigns whose right it is to reign, and subdues all enemies under his feet.” (D&C 58:22)

Curiously, it is in that same revelation that Sidney Rigdon is assigned to consecrate and dedicate the land of Zion for the temple. Why was Sidney given this role and not Joseph? Because this is to be accomplished in the third watch, and it is in the third watch that Sidney will act as Christ/Elias as one who has been identified as an arm of the Lord.

D&C 49:6: “[Christ] will reign till he descends on the earth to put all enemies under his feet, which time is nigh at hand—”

This is clearly another condescension of God. Referring back to the 1828 Webster dictionary, the word condescension is defined as: “Voluntary descent from rank.”

Christ will reign in the heavens until he descends on the earth, and will not reign again until all enemies are subdued.

With that said, will Jesus Christ literally come down to the earth and subdue the enemies? Is not that the duty of the weak things of the earth? What if Christ condescends by virtue of the servants he has deemed as his two arms?

Section 36: “I will lay my hand upon you by the hand of my servant.” (verse 2)

This is a curious doctrine which informs us of Christ’s ability to infuse himself within a mortal to perform the functions of the priesthood. According to Section 84, Esais received the priesthood under the literal hand of God, but with Section 36 in mind it’s clear to see that the hand of God is through the indwelling of Christ in the mortal who performs the ordinance.

What is stopping Christ from indwelling inside tabernacles of flesh during other missions and ordinances?

I do not hesitate to suggest that Christ did in fact dwell in Joseph and shared in his experiences as he acted out the sins we are all responsible for. Due to God’s inability to commit sin, he would need a mortal vessel to understand what it is like to commit iniquity.

When Revelation 11 speaks of the latter-day stage for the two prophets in America, John identifies the location as, “where also our Lord was crucified.” (verse 8)

If you are of the belief that the two prophets will in fact emerge out of America and not the old world it becomes clear that John was hinting that the Lord was not only crucified in in ancient Jerusalem but again in the Jerusalem of the United States—the land surrounding that which has been designated as Zion.

Of course Joseph was not crucified, the favoured practice of the Jews, but killed by the weapons of choice which define the culture of gentile-America. To be gunned down is the contemporary equivalent of being crucified.

Due to the justice of God, Joseph was cast into hell as prophesied by God unto him in Section 122: “The very jaws of hell shall gape open the mouth wide after thee.” (verse 7) However, “He shall see of the travail of his soul.” (Isaiah 53:11)

After God chastens the Davidic servant by the rod of men we are told that God’s mercy does not depart from him. (2nd Samuel 7:15)

Joseph Smith will return to the earth to fulfill his mission. He is the angel of Revelation 7 who has been given the seal of the living God over the twelve tribes of Israel. This angel is described as ascending. Why would Joseph ascend and not descend from heaven? Because he is not in heaven and will be ascending from the deep. (D&C 122:7)

Sidney, on the other hand, will not be ascending in light of the prophecy of Section 49: “He descends on the earth to put all enemies under his feet.” (verse 6)

In the third watch, God will condescend in the person of Sidney Rigdon. After having condescended in mercy as Jesus Christ, in justice through Joseph Smith, he will once again condescend through his second arm in bringing judgment.

Section 124 prophesies that the atonement offering of Sidney Rigdon would result in him lifting up his voice on the mountains.

Isaiah 18:3 speaks of an ensign being lifted on the mountains, which is a clear reference to Sidney. He is the one to raise the ensign, which is elaborated on even further in Section 113. The Root of Jesse is, “a descendant of Jesse, as well as of Joseph, unto whom rightly belongs the priesthood, and the keys of the kingdom, for an ensign, and for the gathering of my people in the last days.” (verse 6)

Because we know Sidney raises the ensign we know that the Root of Jesse is not Joseph.

The root of Jesse holds the priesthood and keys of the kingdom by right, which is why I infer the passage, “until he reigns whose right it is to reign, and subdues all enemies under his feet,” (D&C 58:22) to the man Sidney Rigdon, due to the undeniable evidence that he is the one to raise the ensign.

So the next question becomes: Why does Sidney have a right to the keys of kingdom and not Joseph?

This is because of their true identities as individuals who have lived through a previous mortal probation. Joseph did not receive the keys of the kingdom individually until he received them in 1836. Before that point he held them jointly with Frederick G. Williams by virtue of Sidney Rigdon within the Presidency of the High Priesthood.

It is only once Sidney Rigdon joins the church that the Saints are informed they have the kingdom! (D&C 35:27) Before stating that, two verses earlier it’s said, “Israel shall be saved in mine own due time; and by the keys which I have given shall they be led.” (verse 25)

This puzzled me, because Joseph did not receive the keys to gather Israel until Section 110, but in Section 35 those keys have apparently already been given. But that is because Sidney already held those keys!

Would he have gotten them any other way than Joseph did? I don’t think so.

The final necessary keys of the kingdom are dispensed by Moses and John the Baptist/Elijah (Elias). Although Christ ordained his apostles unto the Melchizedek priesthood, they were visited by Moses and Elias on the mount of transfiguration for reasons not made clear in the New Testament accounts.

In Section 110, Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery are visited by the same two angelic prophets, only this time we learn for what purpose. They are given the keys to gather Israel by Moses while John the Baptist commits the dispensation of the gospel of Abraham.

In the past I have assumed that the dispensation of the gospel of Abraham was a downgrade from the fulness of the gospel, but have rethought this completely. The gospel of Abraham is integral to the fulness of the gospel as it pertains to the gathering of Israel under the full authority of the keys of the kingdom.

If my assumption is correct that Moses and John the Baptist were endowing Joseph and Oliver with the same gifts they gave to Peter, James, and John, there is no reason to think the dispensation of the gospel of Abraham represents a lesser dispensation.

The Book of Abraham can be viewed in light of Section 110 to provide the clues necessary in understanding the true meaning behind the elusive gospel of Abraham. The patriarch is told, “Thou shalt be a blessing unto thy seed after thee, that in their hands they shall bear this ministry and Priesthood unto all nations; And I will bless them through thy name; for as many as receive this Gospel shall be called after thy name, and shall be accounted thy seed, and shall rise up and bless thee, as their father.” (2:9-10)

John the Baptist is Elijah who is to turn the hearts of the children to the fathers, so of course it is John the Baptist who commits the dispensation of the gospel of Abraham! But the purpose of it is to bear that ministry and priesthood unto all nations which can only be done through the keys of gathering Israel.

Remember that Section 110 carefully explains that the keys of gathering Israel were given specifically to Joseph and Oliver and the dispensation of the gospel of Abraham is only stated to have relevance to to them respectively.

Returning back to Abraham 2: “This right shall continue in thee, and in thy seed after thee […] shall all the families of the earth be blessed, even with the blessings of the Gospel, which are the blessings of salvation, even of life eternal.” (verse 11)

The Abrahamic gospel has the power to bless the nations with the blessings of salvation of life eternal! This is no preparatory gospel. The gospel of Abraham is synonymous with the fulness of the gospel. Those that received the everlasting covenant of the fulness previous to April 3rd 1836 (Section 110) did so because Sidney Rigdon already held those keys and had been given the Abrahamic commission to bear the ministry, “unto all nations.” (Abraham 2:10)

“As many as shall come before my servants Sidney Rigdon and Joseph Smith, Jun., embracing this calling and commandment, shall be ordained and set forth to preach the everlasting gospel among the nations.” (D&C 36:5)

Until Sidney entered the picture, the church did not have the commission to preach the gospel unto the nations.

Joseph and Oliver were told that their gifts to translate would, “bring to light this ministry.” (D&C 6:28)

What ministry was God referring to? The existing ministry of Sidney Rigdon which both Joseph and Oliver were not yet aware of!

Before Joseph and Oliver received the priesthood by the hand of Elijah—as promised by Moroni (D&C 2)—to organize the Church of Christ, Rigdon had already been sent forth, “even as John, to prepare the way before me, and before Elijah which should come, and thou knewest it not. Thou didst baptize by water unto repentance, but they received not the Holy Ghost.” (D&C 35:4-5) It is assumed that the reason Rigdon did not bestow the Holy Ghost is because he did not have the priesthood authority but I will show this to be false. The following verse reads: “But now I give unto thee a commandment, that thou shalt baptize by water, and they shall receive the Holy Ghost by the laying on of the hands.” (verse 6)

The Lord does not tell Sidney to first be ordained by the authority held by Joseph and Oliver. He is called immediately to begin the laying on of hands for the Holy Ghost. Edward Partridge was thereafter ordained an elder by Sidney Rigdon, even though Sidney himself was never ordained an elder as far as I am aware.

So how did Sidney have the keys of the kingdom? The only sensible explanation is to propose that Sidney Rigdon is John the Beloved, and that he received the keys from Jesus Christ, Moses, and John the Baptist.

Before I explain this I want to turn to JST John 1.

When the Jews ask John the Baptist who he is, he does not deny that he is Elijah, but confesses, “I am not the Christ,” which puzzles them. They ask, “How then art thou Elias [Elijah]?”

The Jews believed Elijah was to be the promised Messiah!

This is why John says, “He it is of whom I bear record. He is that prophet, even Elias.”

John the Baptist refers to Christ as Elias because this is how the Jews will understand. As a true prophet, he is speaking to the people according to their understanding. (2nd Nephi 31:3) This is key in solving the Elias controversy.

Christ says, “Who is Elias? Behold, this is Elias, whom I send to prepare the way before me.” (JST Matt 17:13)

Just as John the Baptist identified Christ as Elijah, Christ identifies all who prepare the way before him as Elijah. But neither are literally Elijah. Elias—the Greek translation of Elijah—is a title promulgated for feeble minds to one day comprehend that which they currently don’t.

Elias will always mean Elijah, but due to the Jews limited understanding—and our own—Elias has become slang for a preparatory servant and for the Christ of all three watches. Jesus was Elias of the first watch; Joseph Smith was Elias of the second; and Sidney Rigdon will be the Elias of the third watch. Section 77 describes the angel ascending from hell as Elias in verse 9 and then refers to John the Beloved as Elias as well in verse 14.

The Lord and his two arms are the restorer of all things. They have all been dubbed as Elias, even though none of them are Elijah as Elias implies.

Section 77: “Q. What are we to understand by the little book which was eaten by John, as mentioned in the 10th chapter of Revelation? A. We are to understand that it was a mission, and an ordinance, for him to gather the tribes of Israel; behold, this is Elias, who, as it is written, must come and restore all things.” (verse 14)

The little book eaten by John was an ordinance that tasted sweet as honey but was bitter in the belly. This is not referring to his role as the scapegoat in both the first and second watch, but as his role as Christ in the third watch. Christ drank from the bitter cup (3rd Nephi 11:11) and when God goes forth as a mighty man (Isaiah 42:13) the man in which Christ indwells will retain the memory of the bitterness Christ suffered.

Once John realizes the bitterness of the ordinance and mission given unto him, it is related to his calling to once again prophesy before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings. (Rev 10:11) Although many are prophesied to preach unto every nation, kindred, tongue, and people, Sidney Rigdon was given a direct commission unto the kings of the earth in Section 124:107 alongside the marred servant (and William Law who will be another great man of the last kingdom).

In Sidney’s patriarchal blessing he is told, “Thou shalt receive an ordination not many days hence which shall surpass all human understanding.” Clearly, Joseph Smith Sen. was filled with the spirit of prophecy! This ordination must have been the mysterious ordinance mentioned in Section 77:14. Christ had to have ordained Sidney—most likely through the instrumentality of Joseph—to be the Christ of the third watch.

If Sidney Rigdon is in fact John the Beloved who restores all things and holds the keys of the kingdom why is Joseph Smith necessary at all? The Rod of Jesse does not have nearly as many qualifications as the Root of Jesse. (D&C 113) The difference between the Rod and the Root is that the Rod is of Ephraim.

Joseph’s mixed lineage of Judah and Ephraim is what makes him entirely necessary.

The apostles asked Jesus after his resurrection, “Wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?” (Acts 1:6) Jesus responded that it was not for them to know the time in which he would do so.

What the apostles understood was that they were descendants of Judah, Levi, and Benjamin—the tribes of the southern kingdom of Judah—and that the keys of the kingdom, which they held, would need to be shared with someone of Ephraim—of the northern kingdom of Israel—according to the words of the prophets.

“For there shall be a day, that the watchmen upon the Mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto the Lord our God. […] They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them. […] For I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my first born.” (Jeremiah 31:6-9)

Jacob prophesied that all the tribes of Israel would bow down to the fruit of the loins of Joseph from generation to generation. (JST Genesis 48:10) The apostles knew that a second act needed to take place in which the keys of the kingdom were to be given unto Ephraim. Joseph Smith, a descendant of Ephraim, received these keys, and this is why he holds the seal of the living God over the twelve tribes of Israel, because they are to bow down unto him.

Jacob tells his son Joseph, “For thou shalt be a light unto my people, to deliver them in the days of their captivity, from bondage; and to bring salvation unto them, when they are altogether bowed down under sin.” (JST Genesis 48:11)

This is the role of Joseph Smith, who brings the righteous branch of Israel, “out of darkness unto light—yea, out of hidden darkness and out of captivity unto freedom.” (2nd Nephi 3:5)

Joseph Smith is Joseph of Egypt. Understanding Joseph to be the servant of the vineyard in Jacob 5 indicates that his ministry began long before the first watch, when the wild olive trees (Gentiles) were first grafted into the olive tree of Israel. Joseph Smith did this as Joseph of Egypt by marrying a Gentile woman.

Joseph brings salvation unto men, and began this by first bringing to light an existing ministry, even that of Sidney Rigdon. Sidney is therefore synonymous with salvation. I will also show he represents the kingdom of God and is the embodiment of the new and everlasting covenant.

“I have sent mine everlasting covenant into the world, to be a light to the world, and to be a standard for my people, and for the Gentiles to seek to it, and to be a messenger before my face to prepare the way before me.” (D&C 45:9)

I’ve incorrectly interpreted that passage to refer to Joseph (https://themarvelouswork.com/2017/01/10/the-prophet-pt-1-the-new-and-everlasting-covenant/) but Section 35 makes it clear that it was Sidney who was sent forth, “to prepare the way before me.” (verse 4)

Between Isaiah 11:1 and 41:6 we have all the keywords of Section 45 as it pertains to the Root of Jesse. He is a covenant, a light, a standard, and when he raises the ensign the Gentiles will seek after it.

Although Sidney was sent as John, an Elias-preparer, to prepare the way for Joseph, the Christ/Elias-restorer, in the third watch Joseph is the Elias-preparer to prepare the way for Sidney the Christ/Elias-restorer.

2nd Nephi 2:3: “In the fulness of time he cometh to bring salvation unto men.”

With all of this in mind, in closing let’s turn to Revelation 12 via the Joseph Smith Translation.

This chapter has been endlessly contested and usually raises more questions than provides answers. But with everything I’ve come to realize and now presented in this post, I find the chapter to read smoother than ever before.

Through the lens of the KJV Bible it makes the most sense to interpret the woman travailing in birth as Israel and the child she brings forth as Jesus Christ. But the JST says the woman is the church of God. (verse 7) How could the church of God exist and bring forth Christ when it is Christ who should be bringing forth the church? Therefore, the man-child born of the church is not Jesus. In fact, the text never explicitly purports this. The man-child is said to one day, “rule all nations with a rod of iron,” but is, “caught up unto God and his throne.” (verse 3) The rod of iron, according to 1 Nephi 11:25, is the word of God, and the word of God is Jesus in the flesh. (JST John 1:16)

If you believe the child to be Jesus, verse 3 of JST Rev 12 would then read: And she brought forth Jesus Christ who was to rule all nations with Jesus Christ.

So who could the man-child be?

It has to be John the Beloved, a member of the church of God who was caught up to heaven and did not experience death until the second watch. Jesus remarked cryptically that John would not taste of death until he saw the Son of Man coming in his kingdom. (Mathew 16:28)

John did see the Son of Man [as Joseph Smith] coming in his [John’s/Sidney’s] kingdom before he tasted of death! Keep in mind that the man-child is also referred to as the kingdom of God. (verse 8)

JST Revelation 12:1-5 relates to the first watch. Thereafter, the war in heaven occurs.

Section 50 purports that false spirits have gone forth in the earth, (verse 2) but it is only until Section 52 that we learn that Satan himself is abroad in the land! (verse 14)

This is because Satan was cast down to the earth during the Morley Farm conference which ended the day before Section 52 was given. It was during this conference that Joseph reported, “The man of sin was revealed, and the authority of the melechisedec priesthood was manifested and I conferred, the high priesthood for the first time, upon several of the elders.”

When Satan is cast down to the earth in JST Rev 12:8, the following verse says, “Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God and the power of his Christ.”

The blessings of salvation that accompany the kingdom of God return to the earth on the same day that Satan is cast down! Also keep in mind that the woman is the “church of God” and not the Church of Christ. The Church of God emerged on the earth with the restoration of the Melchizedek priesthood and it is only this church which offers sanctification.

“When the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman [the Church of God] which [had] brought forth the man-child [in the first watch]. Therefore, to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might flee into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.” (13-14)

The Church of God was nourished for a time, and times, and half a time—or in other words, three and a half years—from the face of the serpent. Forty-two months after salvation came through the Melchizedek priesthood, the Saints broke the new and everlasting covenant. The fulness of the priesthood, in which the Church of God operates, was lost from the earth and Satan overcame the Saints.

“They received not the love of truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.” (2 Thess 2:10-11)

“ And now if this generation do harden their hearts against my word, behold I will deliver them up unto Satan.” (Book of Commandments 4:6)

Before the Second Coming, “there shall come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 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.” (JST 2 Thess 2:3-4)

Section 38 informs the church that the enemy is combined with the Saints and that a plan against them, “is had in secret chambers,” to bring to pass their destruction. (verse 13) Brigham Young was intimately involved with Masonry before uniting himself with the restored church. Did a secret combination involve Brigham working his way up the ranks of Mormonism until he took complete control?

Brigham Young would administer the masonic endowment unto the church membership in the corrupted Nauvoo temple. During this ceremony, Brigham would position himself in the role of God. Those initiated into the ceremony are told by Satan, “If they do not walk up to every covenant they make at these altars in this temple this day, they will be in my power!”

Regardless as to how sinister or oblivious Brigham was, the fact remains: God had delivered his people over to Satan. Without the sanctifying power of Christ’s authority, no one will be able to keep the commandments; and thus all who have entered into the covenants made in secret chambers are under the power of Satan.

“When ye shall see these things come among you that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation, because of this secret combination which shall be among you.” (Ether 8:24)

Awakening to a sense of this awful situation is the first step in removing oneself from the false traditions of our fathers. The next step is to learn the true nature of God, and thus begin to exercise a true faith in Christ which will bring about the miracles and works of God that will usher in the fulness of times and the redemption of Zion.

-G.azelem

If I Were a Prophet pt. 4 “Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj”

Some years ago, I had a prejudice against mainstream Christianity.

I considered them all fools, and that Mormonism was a huge leap ahead of them.

Once I realized the apostasy of the LDS church, I reconsidered my prejudice and began accepting truth wherever I found it.

On my mission, someone gave me four books written by William Branham, a self-proclaimed prophet from the South who died in 1965.

I devoured those books and came to a stunning conclusion:

Branham was more inspired than any of the General Authorities.

Was Branham a true prophet?

No. In many areas he fell short. He was not a prophet. But reading his sermons taught me more about God’s word than a lifetime in the Mormon church had. Branham pointed to the scriptures and wasn’t afraid to make claims of Thus saith the Lord…

The General Authorities are afraid to take any risks.

After 9/11, Gordon B. Hinckley could say nothing but that he, “didn’t know” what the future held in store.

Just imagine if people actually started taking the Mormon church seriously… If they tuned in to General Conference, hoping to hear the words of God through an anointed prophet…

What would they hear?

Nothing of value. The “prophets” of the LDS church bring NOTHING to the table.

In part two of this series, I covered the prophecies of a man named John Johnson.

https://themarvelouswork.com/2017/01/29/if-i-were-a-prophet-pt-2-john-johnson/

Johnson had the balls to make prophecies, and they came to pass as he said they would.

I’ve come across many Christians who claim to have the spirit of prophecy. Many of these individuals, I believe, are inspired of God.

Another example of an inspired Christian is a man from India, Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj. Like Johnson, Sadhu has the balls to prophesy.

On August 10th, 2016, MONTHS before the election, Sadhu claimed to have had a vision in which he was told by a Council in Heaven that Donald Trump would be president.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHN16P0LTnY

He didn’t softball it; he proclaimed it emphatically.

There was no and’s or if’s about it–

Sadhu risked his entire ministry. If Trump was not elected, he would be forever branded a false prophet. This is a mark of sincerity. He truly believed he had a vision. If it never came to pass, he would recognize the error of his ways and humbly submit that he had been deceived.

Yet I do not believe Sadhu to be an annointed prophet.

All I believe is that he is inspired. For instance, he understands that the rapture occurs mid-tribulation. Furthermore, he teaches that the first harvest of raptured Saints will return and assist the church through the rest of the tribulation–

This stuff is light years ahead of what Mormons think and believe in regards to the last days.

In my opinion, disciples of Christ are better off believing Sadhu to be a prophet, rather than to believe that the LDS church is the kingdom of God upon the earth.

A test I’ve practiced in trying to find inspired Christians is to see whether or not they slam Joseph Smith.

William Branham said Joseph Smith was a fine man, but that he taught falsehoods about God (King Follet sermon).

A fine man???

For a Christian to look past Joseph’s 30+ wives and call him a fine man says something.

The spirit inside them somehow knows he was not a servant of Satan.

They cannot accept his false teachings, yet they never speak out against him.

Here is what William Branham had to say about Joseph Smith:

Now, they may be present, some Mormon brethren or sisters, and they may be some get these tapes now. And I don’t want to say that… Some of the finest people I–you would want to meet would be–be in the Mormon people, very fine type of people; and then their–their prophet, Joseph Smith, that the Methodist people killed here in Illinois, on their journey over… And so then that–that fine man… And the vision, I don’t doubt at all but what he had the vision. I believe he’s a sincere man, but the vision he had was contrary to the Scripture;

To me this is quite profound.

Only the Spirit can teach someone that Joseph Smith was sincere.

Secular history proves without a doubt that Joseph was a fraud.

Only someone inspired by the Spirit will defend Joseph.

Someone REALLY inspired will defend Joseph’s revelations, and renounce his controversial Nauvoo ministry.

Someone really inspired will teach that Joseph was a fallen prophet, that he stopped abiding in the Lord after receiving Section 124.

But they will not hold him accountable.

They will teach that this was according to the providence of God.

Only the elect will understand the scriptures. If Joseph Smith had a squeaky clean record, there wouldn’t be a test.

God made it easy for the world to reject Joseph Smith.

In my last post, I recanted what Christ said about his followers:

My sheep hear my voice.

Those that recognize the word of God for what it is are the sheep of Jesus Christ.

It doesn’t matter where it comes from… Or who it comes from… Christ’s sheep know the truth! The truth which defies logic and mortal understanding. The truth which cannot be proven by secular history.

-G.azelem

Doctrine of Denver Conference pt. 3

A popular phrase amongst Snufferites is that the Lord has set his hand again the second time.

At the conference, Paul Durham said, “I bear witness that the Lord Jesus Christ has set forth His hand the second time in our day to recover His people.”

Let’s look at where this phrase originally comes from….

Isaiah 11:

10 ¶ And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.

11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.

12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

With Section 113, we learn that the root of Jesse is a servant of God:

5 What is the root of Jesse spoken of in the 10th verse of the 11th chapter?

6 Behold, thus saith the Lord, it is a descendant of Jesse, as well as of Joseph, unto whom rightly belongs the priesthood, and the keys of the kingdom, for an ensign, and for the gathering of my people in the last days.

In my last post, I explained how the root of Jesse is actually Sidney Rigdon.

https://themarvelouswork.com/2017/03/23/doctrine-of-denver-conference-pt-2-qa/

Isaiah 11:1 explains that the “Branch” prophet is synonymous with the root of Jesse.

Sometimes I think Warren Jeffs understands the scriptures better than Denver Snuffer… Warren released his own ensign to the nations while in prison, even claiming to be the spokesman! Davey Snuffer keeps saying that the Lord has set his hand again, yet where is the ensign? Who is the root of Jesse???

I am positive that Sidney Rigdon is the root, and we need to be waiting for his ensign. Another piece of evidence that this is the case is by comparing Isaiah’s description of the ensign, to the role of Sidney Rigdon as contained in the Doctrine and Covenants.

Isaiah 18:

3 All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains; and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye.

Now let’s look at Section 124:

104 And if he will offer unto me an acceptable offering, and acknowledgments, and remain with my people, behold, I, the Lord your God, will heal him that he shall be healed; and he shall lift up his voice again on the mountains, and be a spokesman before my face.

Sidney Rigdon will be healed, and lift his voice on the mountains!

This was a conditional promise, though.

Did Sidney Rigdon offer an acceptable offering? He was commanded to remain with the people– Did he do this?

YES!

Joseph Smith was running around sleeping with women—even trying to get with Sidney’s daughter—and yet Sidney NEVER SPOKE OUT against Joseph.

If the prophet of the church was trying to get with my daughter, I think I would run town.

However, Sidney followed the commands of God! He remained with the people.

After Joseph died, the church turned against Sidney and excommunicated him.

Sidney Rigdon was the scapegoat offering that Leviticus 16 outlines. Being tossed out of the church was part of his acceptable offering.

He was the true successor to Joseph/Hyrum.

The church should have heeded him. The church was told in Section 124:

45 And if my people will hearken unto my voice, and unto the voice of my servants whom I have appointed to lead my people, behold, verily I say unto you, they shall not be moved out of their place.

Going to Utah was a result of not hearkening to God’s true servants!! Had they listened to Sidney, they would not have been moved out of their place!

To me, it’s all so obvious.

To further clarify, we can identify exactly where the mountain is that the ensign will go forth.

It is Kirtland.

That is the mountain of the Lord’s house.

One of the most ridiculous things that Denver Snuffer said during this conference is that God still hadn’t appointed the new place of gathering.

HOW RIDICULOUS IS THAT!

Section 101:

20 And, behold, there is none other place appointed than that which I have appointed; neither shall there be any other place appointed than that which I have appointed, for the work of the gathering of my saints—

There is not going to be a newly designated place!!!!

Section 84:

4 Verily this is the word of the Lord, that the city New Jerusalem shall be built by the gathering of the saints, beginning at this place, even the place of the temple, which temple shall be reared in this generation.

The gathering will begin in Kirtland.

That’s where the solemn assembly will be, and the endowment of power, which will enable God’s servants to go forth FOR THE LAST TIME and gather the elect from the four corners of the earth.

When this happens….

Then you can start saying the Lord has set his hand again the second time.

-G.azelem

Doctrine of Denver Conference pt. 2 “Q&A”

Denver Snuffer said in his Q&A:

Rigdon advised Joseph to build a New Testament church… and it didn’t work!

THIS IS SO PROBLEMATIC ON SO MANY LEVELS I DONT KNOW WHERE TO START

Denver believes that Joseph was wrong in restoring a New Testament church.

Holy crap.

How thick can you get?

The Snufferites reject the D&C, so I guess it makes sense.

They have rejected Section 20—how to govern The Church of Christ—for their own system of things: http://scriptures.info/Scriptures/pgp/gov_principles/

I have something to declare:

Rigdon was not in charge and did not “influence” Joseph Smith in any way.

Joseph Smith, himself, was not in charge.

God was!

The revelations that preceded forth by the mouth of God are the will of God! You cannot trade and replace it for something else.

Another thing from the Q&A that raised serious alarms was this:

Denver is against the use of “thees” and “thous” and “ye.” He thinks our scriptures should be modern sounding.

So… He is against the biblical language that enables us to use keyword searches to connect the dots between the standard works! To change the language of God’s word is so dangerous…

God’s word is meticulously designed that we may understand its entirety.

Denver has become a major stumbling block to people who want to understand the scriptures.

If you take anything Denver Snuffer says seriously, you will never understand the scriptures or Mormon history.

To believe Sidney Rigdon is to be blamed for how things in the Restoration went is beyond ridiculous.

Sidney Rigdon, unlike Dave Snuffer, was anointed by God.

This is how the Lord speaks of him and his anointed:

As many as shall come before my servants Sidney Rigdon and Joseph Smith, Jun., embracing this calling and commandment, shall be ordained and sent forth to preach the everlasting gospel among the nations— D&C 36:5

In order to preach the gospel among the nations, you must come before Sidney Rigdon and Joseph Smith.

Kind of a big deal.

Zechariah speaks of these two servants: “These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.” (Zech 4:14)

One of these anointed ones is termed “The Branch”.

The Branch prophet is to build the final temple and bear the glory. (Zech 6)

Is it any wonder that Sidney Rigdon was put in charge in dedicating the temple lot in Missouri?

The Snufferites do not read the Doctrine and Covenants, nor do they take it seriously.

They just trust Davey Snuffer. He knows what he’s doing!

Denver claims to have received the new name of David. This infers that he will be the final shepherd over the flock of God.

Here is one such example, found in Ezekiel 34:

23 And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd.

24 And I the Lord will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the Lord have spoken it.

I’m here to say that the servant David is NOT Denver Snuffer.

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First let me delve into a deep piece of doctrine. I believe that Shiloh is not the Messiah, but Sidney Rigdon.

8 ¶ Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father’s children shall bow down before thee.

9 Judah is a lion’s whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?

10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

Judah has always been in the leadership positions. From the time of Moses, to Brigham Young, Judah has been the lawgiver. This is the way it will always be, until Shiloh comes, to whom the gathering will be for the dispensation of the fulness of times.

Shiloh will be from Judah.

Zechariah 8:

23 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.

Another meaning for “Shiloh” is “whose right it is”–

The D&C speaks of this.

58:22 Wherefore, be subject to the powers that be, until he reigns whose right it is to reign, and subdues all enemies under his feet.

Remember, it is Christ speaking in the D&C, and the person who reigns whose right it is therefore is not Christ.

So Shiloh is not Christ.

It is Sidney Rigdon.

Sidney Rigdon is the root of Jesse, of pure Jewish descent. Joseph was the rod of Jesse, both Ephraim and Judah.

In Section 28, the Saints were called on a mission and told to preach to the Lamanites.

They thought it was an unsuccessful mission. But were able to preach to the Campbellite minister and his flock.

What they never realized was that Sidney Rigdon was the Lamanite they were called to preach to!

Although, keep in mind, Rigdon was not from the tribe of Manesseh… Remember, the blood of Zedekiah, king of Judah, was also in the Americas.

Rigdon was Shiloh, whose right it will be to reign!

Right now we are to be subject to the powers that control us, until he finally comes to reign.

In regards to the Root of Jesse, the Lord says in Section 113

6 Behold, thus saith the Lord, it is a descendant of Jesse, as well as of Joseph, unto whom rightly belongs the priesthood, and the keys of the kingdom, for an ensign, and for the gathering of my people in the last days.

To him will be the gathering of the people, just like Genesis 39 says!

As many as shall come before my servants Sidney Rigdon and Joseph Smith, Jun., embracing this calling and commandment, shall be ordained and sent forth to preach the everlasting gospel among the nations— D&C 36:5

John the Baptist/Elijah will overthrow the LDS church.

Joseph Smith will redeem Zion, and gather the tribes of Israel with Sidney Rigdon.

Anyone wanting to be a missionary will have to come before Joseph and Sidney, the two anointed ones that stand by the Lord of the earth.

Lastly, Genesis 39 speaks of Shiloh when the blessing is given to Judah; it also speaks of the shepherd which actually comes from Joseph!

22 ¶ Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall:

23 The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him:

24 But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)

This is Joseph Smith! The rod of Jesse!

Much power is given to the rod of Jesse, which is what he will need to redeem Zion. But he is not the Davidic king, whose right it is to reign. But… Genesis 39:24 says that he is a shepherd, which is what “David” is supposed to be: a shepherd to the people.

Take a look at Hosea 3:

Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the LORD their God, and David their king; and shall fear the LORD and his goodness in the latter days.

Now let’s return to Ezekiel 34:

23 And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd.

24 And I the Lord will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the Lord have spoken it.

Have you figured it out???

Sidney Rigdon is the Davidic King!

Joseph Smith is the Davidic prince, the shepherd.

The two anointed ones to stand by the Lord of the Earth. They are coming to the earth to gather the people for a witness to all nations.

And let me tell you… Sidney Rigdon is gonna have quite a word with Davey Snuffer…

-G.azelem

Doctrine of Denver Conference

Things were starting to cool off in the Mormon world.

Denver Snuffer sure keeps us bloggers busy.

The last interesting thing to happen was when DS released his ridiculous rendition of The Book of John.

Watcher destroyed it here: https://onewhoiswatching.wordpress.com/2017/03/04/the-record-of-john-the-baptist-deconstructing-the-denver-snuffer-revelation-on-st-john/

I am now going to destroy Denver’s words at his conference.

Currently, on the website, they only have the audio—no transcripts available yet—so I had to drudge through 2+ hr of audio. Denver’s voice is so boring and un-illuminating, I hope you know it took a lot of willpower to listen to it all. It’s almost as boring as General Conference.

I know the majority of my readers believe Denver to be a prophet. You guys have thick skin to keep reading my blog. I don’t mean to alienate you, and I hope you forgive me for speaking evil against your anointed.

The first bomb-shell that Denver drops during his talk is that the “fulness of the scriptures” is available.

http://scriptures.info/Scriptures

This new set of scriptures does some interesting things: it includes the Lectures on Faith (a no-brainer) and it also includes revelations by Denver himself and little bonus things that Joseph said that DS has decided to canonize.

Much like Brigham Young with Section 130, Denver Snuffer has decided to canonize the words of Joseph Smith that he never intended to canonize. Everything that Joseph revealed had to be kept in check by Sidney Rigdon. The Lord knew Joseph would speak presumptuously, which is why he gave him a spokesman, to keep him in line with the Word of God.

Joseph taught many erroneous things.

It’s a bold thing to proclaim yourself to have the same calling that Sidney Rigdon did.

Section 132—the doctrine have plural marriage—was never given to Sidney Rigdon to do his regular check-up. This is why it was never canonized. Had Sidney read it, he would have thrown it into a fire.

Denver has not removed Section 132, but has “revised” it, as Section 54. He removed the uncomfortable bits, but it proves what I’ve said time and time again: Denver believes in polygamy.

In Passing the Heavenly Gift, he wrote that by marrying Fanny Alger, Joseph completed his Abrahamic sacrifice, which gave him the sealing power. This, I of course find ridiculous.

Denver, being so full of wisdom, added something of his own into the Book of Proverbs– which makes no sense at all, since that’s the Old Testament, like seriously WTF

He says, in their scripture edition, Proverbs 10:23 “The eternal union of man and woman is a return to Eden before the Fall. The Temple and the ordinances found there are, for us, the return to Eden before the Fall and the completion of creation through the union of man and woman in an infinite covenant.”

Denver still believes in the Nauvoo temple ordinances! He is going to restore these in his new temple. http://www.thetemplefund.net/

By including his own 132, he proves that he has not changed his mind on this matter. He may play softball and say Joseph was not sleeping with his wives, but he believes Joseph was commanded by God to take multiple wives nonetheless.

[The women he married claimed to have had sex with Joseph. But they were just lying apparently.]

At the end of Snuffer’s address, he says polygamy is adultery. But he only rejects polygamy “of men;” he does not reject polygamy “of God.” Whatever is going on in “your skull”—he says, in regards to polygamy—is wrong, but what God says on the matter is something he is keeping to himself.

He believes polygamy was commanded by God as an Abrahamic sacrifice. He is going to say exactly what Brigham said…. I didn’t want to practice polygamy! It was the last thing on my mind! But the Lord commanded it, and I had to do it!

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If you take the word of God seriously, you take the calling of Sidney Rigdon seriously.

The Pearl of Great Price was canonized by apostates, not Joseph and Sidney.

Denver Snuffer, if he had the same calling as Sidney Rigdon, would have dissolved the “POGP” and separated the Book of Abraham as a singular book.

But Denver is just as bad as Brigham Young and Orson Hyde. He is canonizing things that were never meant to be canonized. This is just as bad as de-canonizing the Lectures on Faith.

The Wentworth Letter, Joseph Smith History…

Those are not scripture!

Denver’s new scriptures are a MESS.

Section 133 was supposed to be the appendices of the D&C. Denver has it listed as Section 21.

They’ve even included the ridiculous Section 126—to them, Section 167—which Brigham Young obviously made up.

*facepalm

Where was the discernment there? How did this movement not know that Section 126 was a lie of BY? Probably because they don’t have the Spirit of God.

I could go on…

Okay one last one: NO SECTION 110!!!!!!!

One of the most important and valuable revelations… REMOVED… Yike-a-rumba…

Section 110 is a no good, but the revelation on polygamy and the Nauvoo Temple ordinances are okay.

Riiiiiiiight.

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At about fifty minutes into Denver’s talk, he says that the Work of the Father has already commenced.

I have blogged about this here: https://themarvelouswork.com/2016/12/07/the-mysteries-of-the-kingdom-pt-4-the-first-trump-and-the-wheat-and-the-tares/

The Marvelous Work and a Wonder must occur FIRST.

The Work of the Father only commences once the first trumpet blows and the tares are burned.

1 Nephi 14:

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

Denver Snuffer does not understand the scriptures if he believes the Work of the Father has commenced.

The Marvelous Work must occur first, to gather the wheat (Gentiles) out from the tares. Once the wrath of God/tribulation occurs, THEN the Work of the Father commences in gathering all the dispersed of Israel.

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In their “Pearls of Great Price”, Denver drops another huge bomb-shell…

On the 10 th day of September, 2011 the word of the Lord said to me, You shall no longer be called Denver, but your name shall be called David.”

!!!!!!!!

Denver has fully established his position as the Davidic servant of the end-times.

Riiiiiight.

I’ll start calling him Dave Snuffer from now on, hahaha.

-G.azelem

The Priesthood pt. 1 “Nobody Holds the Melchizedek Priesthood — Sorry, Not Sorry”

Section 50 was given to the “elders” of the church. They had all been ordained Elders, which comes UNDER the Melchizedek priesthood.

Being an Elder is not the same as holding the Melchizedek priesthood.

See Section 107:

63 Wherefore, from deacon to teacher, and from teacher to priest, and from priest to elder…

64 Then comes the Highest Priesthood, which is the greatest of all.

Section 50 was given to the elders of the church who had not received the fulness of the priesthood.

In that section, God puts forth a question.

The question is: “unto what were ye ordained?”

He then says, “ye shall answer this question yourselves.”

Meaning God is not answering the question–

We are to answer it.

Unto what have we been ordained? Do we hold the Melchizedek priesthood, or are we just elders?

16 Behold ye shall answer this question yourselves; nevertheless I will be merciful unto you; he that is weak among you hereafter shall be made strong.

I believe the Lord is telling the first elders and us that we must admit we have not been ordained to the fulness of the priesthood. Yet in our weakness, as elders, we will made strong as high priests!

God says, “he that is ordained of me and sent forth to preach the word of truth by the Comforter, in the Spirit of truth, doth he preach it by the Spirit of truth or some other way? And if it be by some other way, it is not of God.” Verse 17-18

Those that are not ordained to the Melchizedek priesthood are not OF God!

He that receiveith of God, let him account it of God, and let him rejoice that he is accounted of God.” Verse 34

Who are OF God?

The sons of God!!!!

How do you become a son of God? By receiving a baptism of fire.

The Melchizedek priesthood is the baptism of fire.

After Adam was baptized by fire, he entered the Melchizedek order.

Moses 6:

66 Thou art baptized with fire, and with the Holy Ghost…

67 Thou art after the order of him who was without beginning of days or end of years.

This is the same terminology for the high priests in The Book of Mormon.

Alma 13:

8 …. taking upon them the high priesthood of the holy order, which calling, and ordinance, and high priesthood is without beginning or end–

9 Thus they become high priests forever, after the order of the Son, the Only Begotten of the Father, who is without beginning of days or end of years.

11 Therefore they were called after this holy order, and were sanctified.

We know that sanctification occurs with the reception of the Holy Ghost, a baptism of fire.

So when someone receives the baptism of fire, the other Comforter, they are part of the holy order of God.

THAT is the Melchizedek priesthood.

Section 50 says that, “he that is ordained of God… is possessor of all things… but no man is possessor of all things except he be cleansed from all sin.” Verses 26-28

You need to be cleansed from all sin before you are ordained of God.

The elders were told in Section 50 that they, “cannot bear all things now.” Verse 40

This is evidence that the Melchizedek priesthood was not yet given to the church!

It was only until the Morley Farm Conference in June 1831 that the Melchizedek priesthood was restored to the earth.

As Elders/Apostles of the church, they held the KEYS of the Melchizedek priesthood, but needed to receive a baptism of fire before being ordained to the fulness of the priesthood.

Section 52– received at the Morley Farm Conference– is to the elders of the church who have been called AND chosen. (Verse 1)

Being called is the calling to receive the ordination of Elder.

Being chosen is God choosing his servants to enter the holiest order of God.

Section 53 shines light on the distinctions between this. The revelation is to Sidney Gilbert, concerning his, “calling and election in the church.”

Sidney was called to be an elder, to PREACH faith and repentance. He was not yet ELECTED to ADMINISTER the gospel.

These are the first ordinances which you shall receive; and the residue shall be made known in a time to come, according to your labor in the vineyard.” verse 6

The next ordinance Sidney Gilbert would receive was an ordination to High Priest.

That was his calling and election/being chosen.

Once he received his calling AND election, he could do more than just preach; he could administer the saving ordinances.

So how do you make your calling and election made sure? This the question so many Mormons have stumbled around.

It as simple as this: Your calling and election is made sure when you receive the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth.

This happens through a baptism of fire.

That is the gospel. That is the doctrine of Christ.

2nd Nephi 31

17 … the gate by which ye should enter is repentance, and baptism of water; and then cometh a remission of your sins by fire and and by the Holy Ghost.

18 And then are ye in this strait and narrow path which leads to eternal life.

We are only in the strait and narrow path if we have received a baptism of fire!!!!!!!

Receiving the baptism of fire puts us in the order which has no beginning of days or end of years.

Lastly, I want to take a look at Section 43 and it’s implications now that we understand what the Melchizedek Priesthood really is.

For verily I say unto you, he that is ordained of me shall come in at the gate.” verse 7

What is the gate?

The doctrine of Christ.

This I give unto you that you may not be deceived.” verse 6

Did the LDS church receive the teachings and leadership of someone who did not come in at the gate, receiving a baptism of fire to be properly ordained?

Methinks…

yes.

Brigham Young did not receive sanctification like the first elders of the church.

He was only an Elder.

Section 20 tells us that an elder is the same as an apostle.

So Brigham being an apostle doesn’t count as coming in through the gate.

Who did come in at the gate?

The first elders of the church!

They are who Section 84 and 88 are speaking of.

Wherefore, I now send upon you another Comforter, even upon you my friends, that it may abide in your hearts, even 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. The Comforter is the promise which I give unto you of eternal life, even the glory of the celestial kingdom.”

88:3-4

The Comforter is the Holy Spirit of Promise!

Those that enter into the celestial kingdom must receive the Holy Spirit of Promise.

Section 76:

52 That by keeping the commandments they might be washed and cleansed from all their sins, and receive the Holy Spirit by the laying on of hands of him who is ordained AND sealed unto this power.

53 And who overcome by faith, and are sealed by the Holy Spirit of Promise.

57 [they] are priests of the Most High, after the order of Melchizedek…

We need to receive the Holy Ghost by someone who is ordained AND sealed unto that power.

To be sealed unto that power is to receive the Comforter, which is what the first elders received, and the original Twelve Apostles, as well as the Three Nephites & others.

We cannot receive a baptism of fire until someone who has already received a baptism of fire lays their hands on us.

Being an Elder is not enough to administer the gospel in power. It is only enough to PREACH the gospel.

We must be watching for those the Lord has properly ordained. Those that have come in at the gate, been baptized, and received the one and only Comforter, the Spirit of Truth.

When the final servants go forth to bind up the law of consecration among the (true!) Saints, they will also seal us up to eternal life the way Joseph sealed up the first elders as recorded in Sections 84 and 88.

-G.azelem

If I Were A Prophet pt. 2 “John W Johnston”

In my search to further understand the prophetic events of The Book of Revelation, I came across an interesting website written by a Christian man who believes himself to be a prophet. Interesting enough, I find a lot of his revelations in tune with the holy writ of God, and my own revelation on top of that.

His name is John Johnston and his website is

https://unitedstatesprophecy.com/

One thing that he said which I found interesting was claiming that the curse in Deuteronomy 28, where Israel is scattered seven ways, is taking place now.

I too believe that to be the case. Difference between John and I is that I believe the cursing of Deut 28 is specifically referring to Mormonism.

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Israel/Mormons were scattered seven ways after the complete apostasy of the LDS church.

Now on top of that… I have entertained a new idea! What if this is to be correlated with the seven churches in The Book of Revelation? What if the seven churches John was writing to were the seven branches of Mormonism/Israel?

I’ll leave it up to the reader to determine which church relates to which branch.

Israel was truly scattered seven ways.

Whether or not the seven churches of Revelation are related to this is up to debate.

I myself always wondered why there was ever seven churches. Shouldn’t there be ONE TRUE CHURCH?

Seven different churches, all doing different things wrong, sounds pretty apostate.

Sounds pretty Mormon to me.

I’d love to get feedback on this concept.

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What brought me to the website was my new-found understanding that Nero is part of “the beast”– specifically, the one that will return to the earth in the last days– and this is something that John Johnson seems to understand as well.

The whore of the earth has seven heads, and ten horns.

The ten horns are to be the ten kings of ten kingdoms that join the new world order in the last days.

But what about the seven heads? The heads were each a king of Rome. The seventh is Nero, and he comes into play later.

Here is why:

Revelation 17:

10 And there are seven kings; five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.

11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is that eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.

The beast that returns, is the same king as the seventh. At the time of John’s writing, five kings had fallen, and one was currently reigning, and the next one would ultimately become the beast of the last days.

The next king, the seventh, who had not yet come to reign, was Nero. This emperor would go on to kill and persecute the Saints, and eradicate true Christianity.

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When Nero returns as the beast, the anti-christ, he will bring the ten kingdoms together. Their kings will, “give their kingdom to the beast.” Revelation 17:17

I’ll also let the reader determine which are these ten kingdoms that will give their kingdom to the anti-christ.

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Returning back to the prophecies of John Johnson, here is his most impressive prophecy:

When you see that the Berlin wall comes down and when you see the Soviet Union take a severe blow then it makes a recovery, and then you see the death of Fidel Castro; then shall come the collapse of the economic system of the United States.”

John received that revelation in 1981, and it came to pass accordingly, in the exact order he prophesied.

I am not saying the man is a prophet; I am simply pointing out his amazing claims which have major implications.

I noticed two other very interesting things on his site that correlate with my own understanding of the prophetic events taking place:

1.

God told me in June 2008 that He is not going to delay His judgments any longer. “Surely the Lord GOD does nothing, Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.” (Amos 3:7 NKJV)”

This coincides with the economic crash which occurred months later after his prophecy:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subprime_crisis_impact_timeline#December_2008

This falls in line with other prophecies.

Genesis 15:13 “Then the LORD said to Abram, “You can be sure that your descendants will be strangers in a foreign land, where they will be oppressed as slaves for 400 years.”

From 1608, to 2008, the people of America were oppressed until the financial crash. Now there is an uprising.

Joseph Smith prophesied that during the final civil war, “slaves shall rise up against their masters.” D&C 87:4

God was not talking about the African slaves; he was talking about the seed of Abraham which encompasses the entire American nation.

2008 also falls in line with another string of prophetic events.

For a deeper context, here are the words of Lyman Wight:

The temple was somewhere in building the second story when Bro Joseph from the Stand announced the alarming declaration that baptism for our dead was no longer acceptable in the river As much to say the time for building the temple had passed by and both we and our dead were rejected together. The church now stands rejected together with their dead The church being rejected now stands alienated from her God in every sense of the word” Church History Vol 2 p 790

I believe this occurred on September 11th, 1841.

Four biblical generations later, 160 years, was September 11th, 2001.

After that the USA had seven good years up until 2008, then seven bad years.

Which leads us to now.

Fidel Castro has died, and now we can expect Section 87 to be fulfilled. The complete collapse of America is about to be witnessed, right before our very eyes.

John Johnson also believes we are living in the fifth seal, which is what I too believe.

When the sixth seal opens, the servants will return to bind up the law and seal up the testimony.

Any day now the sixth seal will open.

2.

In the spring of 1995 I was working in my garage when I saw a lead crystal glass podium come up out of the garage floor. I stood watching in amazement as it rose up out of the floor! It was pure crystal and on top of the podium was what looked like a golden egg holder like the ones the Russians used to hold ornately decorated eggs. The golden stand stood about 12 inches high, was solid gold and had three legs supporting the cup. It was decorated with precious stones. A human heart was cradled in the egg stand. The heart had barbed wire, bailing wire and large chains wrapped around it several times. Blood was pouring out of the heart and onto the floor. It then turned into a river of blood. The garage floor was covered with blood and I found myself standing in this blood.

I could not believe what I was seeing and I did not understand what it meant. So I asked God, “What does this mean?” He said, “Satan had a major strategic plan since World War II to desensitize a whole generation of people for himself. Unless the Satanic chains and bondage of desensitization are broken over their hearts, minds, spirit and souls of my people, which are called by my name, they will not be able to feel the spiritual, physical or emotional needs of other people to whom they minister the Gospel. This vision was given to the Church.”

This fits perfect.

I believe the final biblical generation before the millennium is from 1995-2035.

The church broke the new and everlasting covenant in 1835.

Four generations later you get to 1995, which is going to be last generation.

According to John Johnson, Satan KNOWS this is the final generation, which is why he is doing EVERYTHING he can to destroy the youth of this generation.

Through the internet. Sex, drugs, and rock and roll.

Satan is winning.

He is killing Christians in the middle east, and killing the youth in the west with unbelief, bringing them all into the murky waters of sin.

However, the tables will turn when Christ opens the sixth seal.

The Saints will be prepared for the final hour of judgment.

Chaos is about to break out.

But God’s elect will be safely gathered to one place before the tribulations are sent forth.

I hope and pray– and believe– the man John Johnston has enough light in him to heed the call to Zion.

-G.azelem

read part one here: https://themarvelouswork.com/2016/12/31/if-i-were-a-prophet/

check out John Johnston’s youtube videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa_evxcCdDY

 

The Prophet pt. 3 “Fallen Prophet”

“Fallen Prophet”

Joseph Smith was going to fall from his position as prophet and president of the church.

This was known from the very start of the second watch.

D&C 28:7 “For I have given him the keys of the mysteries, and the revelations which are sealed, until I shall appoint unto them another in his stead.”

Combine that scripture with D&C 43:

3 And this ye shall know assuredly—that there is none other 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.

But wait…..

Didn’t Section 28 say that God was eventually going to appoint the revelations to someone in place of Joseph?

Section 43 says the only reason that would happen was if Joseph stops abiding in the Lord.

Therefore, God KNEW this would be the case.

The D&C cryptically proves that Joseph was foreknown by God to fall from his calling. It was part of God’s plan.

God knew it was going to happen. He even told Joseph in 1830, “if thou art not aware, thou wilt fall.” D&C 3:9

He was telling him to be AWARE. Pay attention. You’re going to fall. When that happens do the right thing—

Joseph tried telling the Saints he was no longer a prophet. He told the Saints to heed Hyrum. He even gave this curious announcement: “I’d rather be a fallen true prophet than a false one.”

That’s because he knew he’d fallen from his position!!

He returned to the darkness of his past. Back to witchcraft, (Jupiter Talisman anyone?), joined a secret combination (masonry!), and worst of all, he COMITTED ADULTERY.

Malachi 2: “My covenant was with him… they should seek the law at his mouth [law of the gospel, section 42], for he is the messenger of the Lord of Hosts…

The Lord hath been a witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou has dealt treacherously.”

Joseph Smith may have been a bit of a rascal with his masonic and occult hobbies, but cheating on the wife of your youth is kind of a big deal.

How did Joseph sink so low??? Christ explains:

Mathew 12:

43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.

45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.

When Joseph Smith lost the Spirit, he was under the influence of evil spirits x7.

Some people have been indoctrinated to think prophets are perfect.


Read Section 3:

4 For although a man may have many revelations, and have power to do many mighty works, yet if he boasts in his own strength, and sets at naught the counsels of God, and follows after the dictates of his own will and carnal desires, he must fall and incur the vengeance of a just God upon him.

Combine that with the prophecy spoken of by Nathan the prophet in 2 Samuel 7:

13 He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever.

14 I will be his father, and he shall be my son… [when] he commits iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men:

Like I said in the first part of this series, by those stripes we are healed.

Joseph Smith did not atone for our sins… obviously…

But his atonement allowed us to have a chance at receiving the fulness, which sanctifies and heals us.

In the next part of this series I will explain why the suffering servant is Joseph Smith, not our Lord Jesus Christ, and what that means for us and the rest of the world.

-G.azelem

False Prophets pt. 2 “Brigham Young”

Brigham Young is a different kind of false prophet than Denver Snuffer. There are two kinds. One false prophet comes wearing sheep’s clothing, and the other comes without.

Denver Snuffer was excommunicated from the church. He never had the cloak of authority.

Brigham Young, on the other hand, did have a priesthood calling. He had sheep’s clothing.

Now, my contention is that his priesthood calling was NOT the priesthood calling that many believe him to have had.

Brigham Young had authority, but not the authority that allowed him to reign over God’s people.

While the LDS have forever believed him to be one of the Twelve Apostles, I, myself, do not believe he was ever such a thing.

I do not believe the Twelve Apostles were ever called to the earth during Joseph’s Smith ministry.

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Before the church was established, Joseph Smith received a revelation (D&C 18) that was for both Oliver Cowdery and David Whitmer. They were given the duty of finding the disciples of Christ who would be the last days Twelve Apostles.

Just as there was Twelve Apostles in the meridian of time, there would again be Twelve Apostles walking the earth.

Imagine living in such a time as this. Imagine how exciting it would be to know that Twelve Apostles would again be called to declare the gospel to the world.

The interesting thing is:

Oliver Cowdery and David Whitmer would never find them.

They were told to “search out the Twelve, who shall have the desires of which I have spoken. And by their desires and their works you shall know them.” (D&C 18:38-39)

After this revelation, the church was soon established, yet the finding of the Twelve Apostles seemed to be put on hiatus. Even when the Melchizedek priesthood was restored to the earth in 1831, they STILL did not ordain the Twelve.

Were they uninspired? Or slothful?

No.

According to God, they were both called to the same calling as that of Paul! Oliver and David were prophets of God and were doing exactly what God wanted them.

Nearly six years later after being told to search out the Twelve, they FINALLY ordained a group of men to be apostles– including, of course, Brigham Young.

This happened in 1835, after the fulness of the gospel had been rejected and lost from the earth.

So why did God want them to wait until 1835, when the fulness of the gospel/priesthood was no longer on the earth?

The Twelve ordained in 1835 were never ordained to be legitimate Twelve Apostles. Without the fulness of the priesthood, they would only be referred to as Twelve travelling councilors; or, simply, the Twelve.

When ordained in 1835, they were told by Oliver Cowdery, “Your ordination is not full and complete till God has laid his hand upon you.”

The Twelve that were ordained in 1835 would never receive a full ordination.

In D&C 112, we learn that these Twelve were not even yet converted to the gospel, full of temptation and sin.

Does this sound like the Twelve that Oliver and David were told to find: “the Twelve are they who shall desire to take upon them my name with full purpose of heart.” (v. 27)

Not to me, no.

Were BY and company the kind of disciples that the Lord Jesus Christ would call to represent him? If you read their sermons out of the Journal of Discourses, it’s not hard to realize how truly evil they were. They believed and did despicable things, all in the name of God.

They were told in Section 112 that if they didn’t stiffen their necks or harden their hearts, God would heal them.

I do not believe this was the case; they fell deeper and deeper into sin. Yet because of their priesthood calling, the Saints believed they were called of God to lead and guide them.

I could list all the evil practices and beliefs that the Twelve committed and perpetuated– and it would be such a long list– but that would be a distraction.

I want to return back to Section 18.

Oliver and David were told that by them God would work a marvelous work among the children of men. Because the Marvelous Work is still a future event, we know that Oliver and David will return to the earth.

As part of this work, Oliver and David will fulfill their calling. They will ordain the true Twelve Apostles unto the fulness of that calling, with the fulness of the priesthood.

These are the Twelve Apostles that will go into the world and do the things that the original Twelve Apostles once did.

Because I believe the Marvelous Work is about to occur, it is likely that Oliver and David are on the earth at this very moment… searching out the Twelve… who are walking amongst us, probably still unaware of the calling they are about to receive.

G.azelem

False Prophets pt. 1 “Denver Snuffer”

D&C 50:2

There are many spirits which are false spirits, which have gone forth in the earth, deceiving the world.

A peculiar quote from Joseph Smith was the idea that every religious tradition has its own distinct spirit that follows it. The Denver Snuffer movement has a very powerful one, and it’s growing stronger and stronger. Evidence for this is found here: http://latterdaywitnesses.com/interview-with-robert-smith-shares-his-life-journey-and-witness-of-christ/

Just as Denver Snuffer saw a false Christ, others are as well now. It used to be only a few individuals, but it’s becoming more and more common. I used to consider DS harmless, but his claims are too bold to continue to ignore. His influence and false-accompanying-spirit is picking up too much traction.

After publishing The Second Comforter, Denver Snuffer has tried to appeal his message to several different groups of people:

First, he went for completely active, Brethren-friendly, LDS members. He did this with his books, “Beloved Enos”, and “Come, Let Us Adore Him.” He was just another LDS member, who happened to have a marvelous experience.

Secondly, he went for Mormons with one foot in the door, and the other on the way out. He released “Removing the Condemnation” and then, of course, “Passing the Heavenly Gift.”

Recently, Denver has apparently reached out to polygamist groups. And now, as of June 29th, 2016, it has been announced– on his website– that the fourth group he will target is, quite simply, Christians.

Denver has in fact unveiled that he has written an entire book designed for mainline Christians. From his site:

The book is an attempt to re-introduce Joseph Smith as an important Christian figure, separate from institutional Mormonism. It is time he became relevant to all Christians, and no longer regarded as the property of Mormonism. The new book should be available on Amazon by early August if anyone is interested.”

Personally, I suspect he will have no such luck in his this endeavour. I believe this for a multiplicity of reasons. I think he is best off appealing to the TBM’s.

Anyone that has ever believed– with all their heart– that Thomas S. Monson is a prophet, is capable of great deception, and is thus susceptible to being deceived once again.

Believers of DS trade crazy for crazy. But the thing is, they are sincere. Yet sincerity has nothing to with the truth. However, they are sincerely trying to follow Christ, which does count for something.

I believe the followers of DS, as well as the followers of some other false prophets, are Terrestrial souls, who belong to Christ at his second coming, even though they were blinded by the craftiness of men. They are Christ’ people– Israel– but they are not of the elect who will be caught up in the cloud.

A DS-inspired blog has itself named “To The Remnant”, which I find ironic, because it truly is a blog for the remnant spoken of in scripture that will be on the earth when Christ and his elect descend to the earth.

The movement of Denver Snuffer has attributed to two great things: the seeing of a false Christ; and a falsely-perceived concept of Joseph Smith.

From ‘To The Remnant’:

Unfortunately, the “saints” stone, cast out, and kill Joseph yet today. Here are some of the ways those who claim to accept Joseph Smith’s mission, instead participate in his assassination:

DS-followers have traded the LDS-church-Joseph for a new Joseph that is just as idealistic and invented!

The truth about Joseph Smith is not easy to grasp. I myself have gone back and forth on to what degree Joseph may have really been innocent of the charges brought against him. I see now that this is a seducing spirit that follows all apostate LDS traditions. Believing in a false Joseph Smith spawns more false beliefs.

My recommended reading on this topic:

https://onewhoiswatching.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/three-chapters-on-the-intercessory-atonement-offering.pdf

https://onewhoissearching.com/2015/03/08/one-like-unto-moses/

In closing, I want to mention what I find most curious about Denver Snuffer. After following his activity for the last three years or so, the most confusing thing to me is his ever-changing thoughts on polygamy and the temple.

The sinking feeling I have is that Denver will bring back polygamy. I think this is bound to occur when he creates his own version of the LDS endowment. After he indoctrinates his followers with new esoteric rituals, there is no telling what may happen.

D&C 50:7

There are hypocrites among you, who have deceived some, which has given the adversary power, but behold such shall be reclaimed.

There is a great many of individuals who have been deceived by the claims of Denver Snuffer, with his false Christ, and seducing spirits. Apparently, such shall be reclaimed. Hopefully, for some at least, this happens in time for them to accept the new and everlasting covenant when it finally returns to the earth. Because Denver Snuffer does not even know what the new and everlasting covenant is, I know that he is a false prophet, and thus can never have seen Christ.

Those that are not reclaimed in time for when the First Elders return to the earth, will be reclaimed at the Second Coming. This is the remnant. They will be sanctified after their pain, which will be brought upon them by the teachings of a false prophet.

-G.azelem