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

Houses of God pt. 6 “Far West”

My views on temples is completely different than that of nearly anyone.

I have determined that there are three types of houses of God. I’ve classified them as such:

House of God

House/Temple of God

Temple of God.

Read the series to understand how I came to these conclusions.

Houses of God pt. 1 “The Fulness of the Gospel”

https://themarvelouswork.com/2015/12/21/houses-of-god-pt-1/

Houses of God pt. 2 “Kirtland”

https://themarvelouswork.com/2015/12/21/houses-of-god-pt-2-kirtland/

Houses of God pt. 3 “Nauvoo”

https://themarvelouswork.com/2015/12/21/houses-of-god-pt-3-nauvoo/

Houses of God pt. 4 “The Redemption of Zion”

https://themarvelouswork.com/2015/12/21/houses-of-god-pt-4-the-redemption-of-zion/

Houses of God pt. 5 “The Temple of Doom”

https://themarvelouswork.com/2017/01/05/houses-of-god-pt-5-the-temple-of-doom/

[Note: I recognize the series is kinda long. I recommend reading at least part 3-5 for context.]

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In my opinion I have proven (though I changed no one’s mind) that it was the Nauvoo HOUSE that needed to be built in time before the church was rejected, and not the Nauvoo Temple.

I believe this is important, because Denver Snuffer is building a temple and not a house when a house needs to first be built in order to receive the fulness of the priesthood.

I reached out to Snufferites to challenge me, and none did.

The Anarchist of https://ldsanarchy.wordpress.com/ however took me for a fool.

He believes my contention to be laughable.

He also believes that the Nauvoo Temple was accepted by God.

I find THAT laughable. He thinks that an unfinished temple was enough to appease God.

This is what the Lord says about his houses:

Let them from that time forth labor diligently until it shall be finished, from the cornerstone thereof unto the top thereof, until there shall not anything remain that is not finished.

-Section 115:12

So to me it sounds like God isn’t interested in unfinished temples.

Joseph Smith said this: “Don’t deny revelation. If the Temple and Nauvoo House are not finished, you must run away. Our salvation depends on it.”

The Nauvoo Temple was not finished. The historical record PROVES THAT.

This is what Brigham Young said in admittance:

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

Immediately after Brigham’s prayer, the temple caught fire and went up in flames.

This happened in 1846.

Even by then, they never finished the freaking temple…

The historical record shows that the apostles built a masonic temple and built themselves expensive brick houses during the time in which they should have put all efforts into the Nauvoo House and Temple.

The Nauvoo Temple was never accepted by God.

That should be sufficient to prove that the church was rejected by God by this time.

I take it a step further and say the church was rejected by 1842. I also take it another step further and say that the Nauvoo House was what was being commanded of God to build during that appointed time in Nauvoo.

My ideas make things more complicated and harder for people to digest, but they are nonetheless true. All my ideas support the fact that the masonic endowment and polygamy were ploys of Satan. My conclusions let everything fall into their proper place.

I also believe that the Nauvoo Temple was defiled by its occult symbols as well as the Moroni statue. The Kirtland House/Temple, which was accepted by God, had none of that.

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Now with all of this mind, in regards to Far West I want to mention something I’m suspecting about Section 115.

I believe that in order to understand the D&C we have to remove ourselves from the historical context of each revelation.

For instance:

The Saints believed Section 124 was referring to the Nauvoo Temple– because that’s where they were doing baptisms for the dead– and the Saints believed Section 84 was referring to the temple in Missouri, not the Kirtland House/Temple.

We have to mystically observe God’s word without using the hindsight of an apostate church!

Section 115 gives the commandment to build a House in Far West–

Or does it?

I believe Section 115 was never meant to have anything to do with Far West.

Perhaps Joseph and the Saints believed it was, but I believe it was a foreshadowing of the future.

This is speculative, and I don’t really feel like explaining it. I can’t even get people to believe anything else I’ve written about temples! Email me and I’ll entertain you:

theworkofthefather37 @ gmail . com

This is the last I will write in this series.

Perhaps I will write a part seven when I receive word that we must go to the Kirtland House/Temple for the solemn assembly as part of the marvelous work and a wonder….

Until then, yours truly:

-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

“The Role of Women in the Plan of Salvation” pt 1. Women Will Receive the Priesthood…

The Role of Women in the Plan of Salvation” pt 1. Women Will Receive the Priesthood…

However, this is not the priesthood that the LDS church claims a monopoly on. The priesthood contained in the LDS church can never be given to women. The prepatory priesthoods that Mormon males hold are in fact strictly gender related.

Yet in the dispensation of the fulness of times, women will receive the priesthood which is after the order of the Son of God. This is the only priesthood that truly matters in regards to salvation.

The Lord told Emma Smith at the beginning of Joseph Smith’s ministry, that she would be “ordained” under the hand of her husband. (D&C 25:7)

This has nothing to do with the Relief Society, which was established in 1842.

Because the church was rejected of God in September of 1841, the Relief Society has no business in the legitimate church of God. It was not divinely inspired as part of the restoration of all things.

When the kingdom of God is on the earth again, it will be the same organization that existed from 1831 to 1834 under the ministration of the Prophet Joseph Smith.

When Joseph and Emma return to the earth, Joseph will ordain her unto the fulness of the priesthood, just as it was promised in Section 25. Emma will then expound scripture and exhort the church according to revelation. She will be a prophet.

The fulness of the priesthood is this:

A baptism of fire.

The proof of this is found in the Book of Moses 6. When Adam receives a baptism of fire, he is told that he is now, “after the order of him who was without beginning of days or end of years.”

That is the exact same terminology for the Melchizedek priesthood!

The priesthood which the LDS church has is both Aaronic and Patriarachal. Neither of these priesthoods can bring salvation; they are simply ordinations to perform outward ordinances. The Melchizedek priesthood is absolutely necessary to perform SAVING ordinances.

Section 76 explains that we must receive the Holy Spirit of Promise [baptism of fire] by the laying on of hands by someone who has been ordained AND sealed unto that power.

This cannot currently happen in the day and age in which we live.

Everyone in the church has been ordained to the Patriarachal priesthood, which confirms members, but does not actually bestow the gift of the Holy Ghost.

You also cannot be sealed unto the Patriarachal priesthood. This only occurs with the Melchizedek.

No one in the church has been ordained and sealed unto the Melchizedek priesthood, because no one is even being ordained unto it in the first place! The sealing of that priesthood is receiving a baptism of fire after the ordination.

Section 67:14 “In mine own due time, ye shall see and know that which was conferred upon you by the hands of my servant Joseph Smith.”

You cannot receive a baptism of fire, without the proper laying on of hands for it. And the only person that can properly bestow the Gift of the Holy Ghost is someone who has already received the Holy Ghost. They need the gift themselves to receive revelation on who can and cannot receive it.

From 1831 to 1834– with the Melchizedek priesthood on the earth– Joseph Smith was at perfect liberty to ordain anyone to that priesthood, so that they could go on to receive a baptism of fire/the fulness of the priesthood.

But the time to do so was very limited. The church broke the new and everlasting covenant, and fell into apostasy. By God’s will, Joseph did not ordain any women during that three-and-a-half-year gap of time. This was because the Melchizidek priesthood would– in a very subtle manner– be quietly replaced by the Patriarachal priesthood, which obviously only men can hold.

Women were prevented from getting caught in the crossfire of having the priesthood and then not having any priesthood at all. If this were the case, it would be too obvious that the church no longer had the full authority of God, and the church would not have been able to continue forward with a lesser priesthood and prepatory gospel.

Joseph said, “If I should tell you all I know that will come to pass within twelve years, perhaps there would not one of you believe it, and would apostatize from the Church. But I shall let you learn things as they happen, then most likely you will all stand in the Church.”

Clearly, Joseph Smith wanted the church to continue on, even in an apostate condition. It was part of God’s plan. This is why women did not receive the priesthood during the short time it could have been made available to them.

In the final dispensation, which brings in the millenium, the Melchezidek priesthood will return to the earth; and all the righteous, both male and female, will receive fulness of it. We will finally be restored from our lost and fallen state. We will no longer sin.

-G.azelem