Temples Rising from Destruction - Jasmin Gimenez 3/20/2016 (With A Powerful Look At 3rd Nephi Timeline)




The Book of Mormon, 'the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion', was truly 'written for our day'; and it should be 'read like the morning newspaper'

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RUSSIA IS UNEXPECTEDLY WITHDRAWING ITS TROOPS FROM SYRIA (March 14th – ONE WEEK AFTER IRAN'S WITHDRAWAL (March 7th)

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3 Nephi 2:17 – EVERYTHING is following the Book of Mormon, which was 'written for our day', and should be 'read like the morning newspaper' – were in the 'fourteenth' anniversary year since the events of '9/11' (that parallel the Savior's appearance in 1 AD)

The sole difference between the scripturally recorded circumstances of the Nephites and the Gadianton Robbers of the past is that the...

'Last shall be first, and the first shall be last'

The sign of the Savior was a sign of birth, creation and salvation. The '9/11' sign, that Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley said was a fulfillment of Joel 2:28-32, was a sign of death, destruction and a warning to repent.

Physical wars followed the sign of the Savior – from the 'thirteenth' to the 'fifteenth' years. Spiritual, moral, legal (like the legalizing of same-sex marriage) and economic wars have followed the fulfillment of Joel 2:28-32 – in the 'thirteenth' and 'fourteenth' years thus far. (With, for example, Pres. Thomas S. Monson's prophetic policy shift, regarding STATE-legalized homosexual relationships, dramatically driving the modern-day Gadianton Robbers back into the 'mountains' and their 'secret places' – when they thought they were getting greater in-roads with the Church)

At the end of the 'fifteenth' year, the 'sword of destruction' hung over the Nephites. And in the 'sixteenth' year, they were threatened with utter destruction – if they did not submit to, or join with, the Gadianton Robbers. Yet, they had 'forty and two months' to prepare themselves to gather out – before the Gadianton Robbers descended on their lands.

If the 'last shall be first, and the first shall be last', the very opposite scenario may play out in our day. The persecution that Elder Robert D. Hales prophesied, In the October 2013 General Conference, may fall upon the 'Saints' – driving the faithful out into the 'wilderness'. As spiritual warfare, and rumors of war (like Jade Helm 15), become direct legal and physical wars – targeting the Church and her members. While an incredibly wicked man sees his 'power' 'continue' for 'forty and two months' – in a more broad leadership role (as Secretary General of the United Nations)

The Book of Mormon was truly 'written for our day' – as Pres. Benson prophetically proclaimed. And it should be 'read like the morning newspaper' – as Pres. Hinckley prophetically counseled us to do.

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Going back to Russia's withdrawal from Syria, Iran pledged to remove 250,000 troops from Syria – after the moderates won elections throughout Iran.


One week later, Russia withdraws its troops.

Just two weeks ago, it appeared as though World War III was imminent. BUT, as the Book of Mormon prophesied, the people have begun to get 'some advantage' over the devil's 'secret combination' – in this the 'fourteenth' anniversary year since the events of September 11th (2001):

(3 Nephi 2:17)

17 And it came to pass in the commencement of the fourteenth year, the war between the robbers and the people of Nephi did continue and did become exceedingly sore; nevertheless, the people of Nephi did gain some advantage of the robbers, insomuch that they did drive them back out of their lands into the mountains and into their secret places.

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Do you want to know what is next? Read the Book of Mormon

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This coming election, and the years to follow it, could be intensely difficult with unprecedented persecution (as Elder Hales prophetically forewarned in the October 2013 General Conference) – especially if one of the 'heads' of the New World Order has an assassination attempt and then recovers from it (before the eyes of the whole world):

(Revelation 13:3-7)

3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.

4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

If that happens, and that 'head' is 'given power to continue forty and two months', then we will have a modern-day 'Giddianhi' – a new 'governor' over the modern-day 'Gadianton Robbers':

(3 Nephi 3:1-10)

1 And now it came to pass that in the sixteenth year from the coming of Christ, Lachoneus, the governor of the land, received an epistle from the leader and the governor of this band of robbers; and these were the words which were written, saying:

2 Lachoneus, most noble and chief governor of the land, behold, I write this epistle unto you, and do give unto you exceedingly great praise because of your firmness, and also the firmness of your people, in maintaining that which ye suppose to be your right and liberty; yea, ye do stand well, as if ye were supported by the hand of a god, in the defence of your liberty, and your property, and your country, or that which ye do call so.

3 And it seemeth a pity unto me, most noble Lachoneus, that ye should be so foolish and vain as to suppose that ye can stand against so many brave men who are at my command, who do now at this time stand in their arms, and do await with great anxiety for the word--Go down upon the Nephites and destroy them.

4 And I, knowing of their unconquerable spirit, having proved them in the field of battle, and knowing of their everlasting hatred towards you because of the many wrongs which ye have done unto them, therefore if they should come down against you they would visit you with utter destruction.

5 Therefore I have written this epistle, sealing it with mine own hand, feeling for your welfare, because of your firmness in that which ye believe to be right, and your noble spirit in the field of battle.

6 Therefore I write unto you, desiring that ye would yield up unto this my people, your cities, your lands, and your possessions, rather than that they should visit you with the sword and that destruction should come upon you.

7 Or in other words, yield yourselves up unto us, and unite with us and become acquainted with our secret works, and become our brethren that ye may be like unto us--not our slaves, but our brethren and partners of all our substance.

8 And behold, I swear unto you, if ye will do this, with an oath, ye shall not be destroyed; but if ye will not do this, I swear unto you with an oath, that on the morrow month I will command that my armies shall come down against you, and they shall not stay their hand and shall spare not, but shall slay you, and shall let fall the sword upon you even until ye shall become extinct.

9 And behold, I am Giddianhi; and I am the governor of this the secret society of Gadianton; which society and the works thereof I know to be good; and they are of ancient date and they have been handed down unto us.

10 And I write this epistle unto you, Lachoneus, and I hope that ye will deliver up your lands and your possessions, without the shedding of blood, that this my people may recover their rights and government, who have dissented away from you because of your wickedness in retaining from them their rights of government, and except ye do this, I will avenge their wrongs. I am Giddianhi.

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Some born-again Christians believe that the (literal) stars aligning on September 23rd, 2017 – which they believe follows after Revelation chapter 12 verse 1 – is a 'sign' of tribulation, destruction and persecution. That would be 12 days after the start of the 'sixteenth' year (3 Nephi 3:1) – in the Book of Mormon... Maybe they're right 😳

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So, what is the key to understanding this prophetic timeline – in the Book of Mormon?

Well, let's go back to the recent earth-shifting announcement(s) – concerning Russia, Syria and Iran...

Again, a lot of people are probably tripping out that Russia and Iran are withdrawing from Syria – when, just two weeks ago, it looked like we were on the cusp of World War III.

President Benson said that the Book of Mormon 'was written for our day'. And President Hinckley said we should read the Book of Mormon like the 'morning newspaper'.

If you line up the sign of the Savior's birth (April 6th, 1 Anno Domini – meaning 'Year of our Lord' in Latin) with the sign of the last days, that President Hinckley prophetically pointed out 'fulfilled' Joel 2:28-32 (that Moroni told Joseph Smith was a sign of the last days), two thousand years later, on September 11th (2001)...

There is a prophetic paralleling timeline that matches the events of our day – following the massive-shifts that have occurred since the events of '9/11' (2001) 😉

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As an additional insight into all of this...

One of the great signs for this paralleling timeline, in the Book of Mormon, was the Supreme Court's June 2015 decision – on same-gender marriage.

Since the restoration of the Savior's Church, there has NOT been a single legal measure that has threatened the legal/financial sovereignty of the Church like this epic United States Supreme Court decision.

The Obama Administration and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have both openly and subtly threatened the Church that if they do not seal (STATE) legally-married same-sex unions, in the Temples of the Lord, they will remove their 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status – followed by an onslaught of legally and financially crippling lawsuits. (To, in their plotting desires, eventually confiscate the Church's assets and properties – which is forewarned in the Holy Scriptures)

So where is that prophetically forewarned and reflected in the Book of Mormon – which was 'written for our day' and should be read 'like the morning newspaper'.

It was in the 'thirteenth' year – which, in our time, came AFTER the 'thirteenth' anniversary of September 11th, 2001. ('Thirteenth' year = 9/11/2014 to 9/10/2015):

(3 Nephi 2:11-12)

11 And it came to pass in the thirteenth year there began to be wars and contentions throughout all the land; for the Gadianton robbers had become so numerous, and did slay so many of the people, and did lay waste so many cities, and did spread so much death and carnage throughout the land, that it became expedient that all the people, both the Nephites and the Lamanites, should take up arms against them.

12 Therefore, all the Lamanites who had become converted unto the Lord did unite with their brethren, the Nephites, and were compelled, for the safety of their lives and their women and their children, to take up arms against those Gadianton robbers, yea, and also TO MAINTAIN THEIR RIGHTS, AND THE PRIVILEGES OF THEIR CHURCH AND OF THEIR WORSHIP, AND THEIR FREEDOM AND LIBERTY.

(Note: This period for the Nephites and the Lamanites was a time to unite. However, as was mentioned before, 'the first shall be last and the last shall be first'. Our period was foreshadowed by destruction [9/11/2001]. And now we are seeing a growing apostasy – rather than unity)

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To further expound on these scriptural points...

This is a parable I revisited shortly after my reply to my friend. It's a prophetic outlook of what is coming:

(D&C 101:41-66)

41 Behold, here is wisdom concerning the children of Zion, even many, but not all; they were found transgressors, therefore they must needs be chastened--

42 He that exalteth himself shall be abased, and he that abaseth himself shall be exalted.

43 And now, I will show unto you a parable, that you may know my will concerning the redemption of Zion.

44 A certain nobleman had a spot of land, very choice; and he said unto his servants: Go ye unto my vineyard, even upon this very choice piece of land, and plant twelve olive trees;

45 And set watchmen round about them, and build a tower, that one may overlook the land round about, to be a watchman upon the tower, that mine olive trees may not be broken down when the enemy shall come to spoil and take upon themselves the fruit of my vineyard.

46 Now, the servants of the nobleman went and did as their lord commanded them, and planted the olive trees, and built a hedge round about, and set watchmen, and began to build a tower.

47 And while they were yet laying the foundation thereof, they began to say among themselves: And what need hath my lord of this tower?

48 And consulted for a long time, saying among themselves: What need hath my lord of this tower, seeing this is a time of peace?

49 Might not this money be given to the exchangers? For there is no need of these things.

50 And while they were at variance one with another they became very slothful, and they hearkened not unto the commandments of their lord.

51 And the enemy came by night, and broke down the hedge; and the servants of the nobleman arose and were affrighted, and fled; and the enemy destroyed their works, and broke down the olive trees.

52 Now, behold, the nobleman, the lord of the vineyard, called upon his servants, and said unto them, Why! what is the cause of this great evil?

53 Ought ye not to have done even as I commanded you, and--after ye had planted the vineyard, and built the hedge round about, and set watchmen upon the walls thereof--built the tower also, and set a watchman upon the tower, and watched for my vineyard, and not have fallen asleep, lest the enemy should come upon you?

54 And behold, the watchman upon the tower would have seen the enemy while he was yet afar off; and then ye could have made ready and kept the enemy from breaking down the hedge thereof, and saved my vineyard from the hands of the destroyer.

55 And the lord of the vineyard said unto one of his servants: Go and gather together the residue of my servants, and take all the strength of mine house, which are my warriors, my young men, and they that are of middle age also among all my servants, who are the strength of mine house, save those only whom I have appointed to tarry;

56 And go ye straightway unto the land of my vineyard, and redeem my vineyard; for it is mine; I have bought it with money.

57 Therefore, get ye straightway unto my land; break down the walls of mine enemies; throw down their tower, and scatter their watchmen.

58 And inasmuch as they gather together against you, avenge me of mine enemies, that by and by I may come with the residue of mine house and possess the land.

59 And the servant said unto his lord: When shall these things be?

60 And he said unto his servant: When I will; go ye straightway, and do all things whatsoever I have commanded you;

61 And this shall be my seal and blessing upon you--a faithful and wise steward in the midst of mine house, a ruler in my kingdom.

62 And his servant went straightway, and did all things whatsoever his lord commanded him; and after many days all things were fulfilled.

63 Again, verily I say unto you, I will show unto you wisdom in me concerning all the churches, inasmuch as they are willing to be guided in a right and proper way for their salvation--

64 That the work of the gathering together of my saints may continue, that I may build them up unto my name upon holy places; for the time of harvest is come, and my word must needs be fulfilled.

65 Therefore, I must gather together my people, according to the parable of the wheat and the tares, that the wheat may be secured in the garners to possess eternal life, and be crowned with celestial glory, when I shall come in the kingdom of my Father to reward every man according as his work shall be;

66 While the tares shall be bound in bundles, and their bands made strong, that they may be burned with unquenchable fire.

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The wicked have yet to 'break down the hedge' of the 'twelve olive trees' – the Savior's 'house' (D&C 112:23-26; Daniel 8:13-14). Nor has a prophetic army of the Lord violently cast down the wicked – in the Savior's 'most choice land' (Zion). And the parable of the 'wheat and the tares' has yet to be 'fulfilled'. Hence, this sobering parable has also yet to be 'fulfilled'.

For we have had a relative 126 years of peace with the wicked – who have long used the Federal Government as a weapon.

(Whereas before Official Declaration 1, the Lord's 'apostles and prophets' (D&C 64:39) were being hunted and imprisoned in the Utah State Prison – which used to reside in the Sugar House district of Salt Lake City [where Sugar House Park now resides]):

(D&C 86:1-7)

1 Verily, thus saith the Lord unto you my servants, concerning the parable of the wheat and of the tares:

2 Behold, verily I say, the field was the world, and the apostles were the sowers of the seed;

3 And after they have fallen asleep the great persecutor of the church, the apostate, the whore, even Babylon, that maketh all nations to drink of her cup, in whose hearts the enemy, even Satan, sitteth to reign--behold he soweth the tares; wherefore, the tares choke the wheat and drive the church into the wilderness.

4 But behold, in the last days, even now while the Lord is beginning to bring forth the word, and the blade is springing up and is yet tender--

5 Behold, verily I say unto you, the angels are crying unto the Lord day and night, who are ready and waiting to be sent forth to reap down the fields;

6 But the Lord saith unto them, pluck not up the tares while the blade is yet tender (for verily your faith is weak), lest you destroy the wheat also.

7 Therefore, let the wheat and the tares grow together until the harvest is fully ripe; then ye shall first gather out the wheat from among the tares, and after the gathering of the wheat, behold and lo, the tares are bound in bundles, and the field remaineth to be burned.

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The Lord said He would NOT 'pollute [His] holy land' (D&C 84:54-59), which is Zion, the setting for the 'New Jerusalem' (Ether 13), until the 'hypocrites' and 'pollutions' are purged from the 'holy church of God' (Mormon 8:38) – who are the 'tares' in the parable of the 'wheat and the tares' (D&C 86:1-7)

In other words, reflecting on the words of the Savior (3 Nephi 14:15-23), the Lord's 'sheep' must be 'separated' from the 'wolves in sheep's clothing' – who wear the 'habiliments of the priesthood':

“There is no crime (satan) would not commit, no debauchery he would not set up, no plague he would not send, no heart he would not break, no life he would not take, no soul he would not destroy. He comes as a thief in the night; he is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Without their knowing it, the people are being urged down paths that lead only to destruction.”

– Pres. J. Reuben Clark

(James R. Clark, Messages of the First Presidency, Vol.6, pp.170-185; Improvement Era 45:686-87, 757-59, 762-65; 767, November 1942; Liahona, the Elders' Journal 40:194-203, October 13, 1942.)

“The ravening wolves are amongst us, from our own membership, and they, more than any others, are clothed in sheep's clothing, because they wear the habiliments of the priesthood…We should be careful of them.”

– J. Reuben Clark

(Conference Report, April 1949.)

“The wolves amongst our flock are more numerous and devious today than when President Clark made this statement.”

– Ezra Taft Benson

(April 1969 general conference, Ensign, May 1969, p. 11.)

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Going back to the parable of the 'vineyard' and the 'servants' – in Section 101...

1 Nephi chapter 14 prophesies that the 'church of the devil' will mount up, as an army, against the 'saints' of the 'church of the Lamb of God', and the 'natural branches' of the 'house of Israel', who are the 'covenant people of the Lord' – which are separately identified in verse 14. (For the 'saints' of the 'church of the Lamb of God' are 'identified with the Gentiles' (D&C 109:60)):

(1 Nephi 14:10-17)

10 And he said unto me: Behold there are save two churches only; the one is the church of the Lamb of God, and the other is the church of the devil; wherefore, whoso belongeth not to the church of the Lamb of God belongeth to that great church, which is the mother of abominations; and she is the whore of all the earth.

11 And it came to pass that I looked and beheld the whore of all the earth, and she sat upon many waters; and she had dominion over all the earth, among all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people.

12 And it came to pass that I beheld the church of the Lamb of God, and its numbers were few, because of the wickedness and abominations of the whore who sat upon many waters; nevertheless, I beheld that the church of the Lamb, who were the saints of God, were also upon all the face of the earth; and their dominions upon the face of the earth were small, because of the wickedness of the great whore whom I saw.

13 And it came to pass that I beheld that the great mother of abominations did gather together multitudes upon the face of all the earth, among all the nations of the Gentiles, to fight against the Lamb of God.

14 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, beheld the power of the Lamb of God, that it descended upon the SAINTS of the church of the Lamb, and upon the covenant people of the Lord, who were scattered upon all the face of the earth; and they were armed with righteousness and with the power of God in great glory.

15 And it came to pass that I beheld that the wrath of God was poured out upon that great and abominable church, insomuch that there were wars and rumors of wars among all the nations and kindreds of the earth.

16 And as there began to be wars and rumors of wars among all the nations which belonged to the mother of abominations, the angel spake unto me, saying: Behold, the wrath of God is upon the mother of harlots; and behold, thou seest all these things--

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.

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Are there any other scriptural prophecies forewarning an attack by the wicked, or the 'church of the devil', against the latter-day 'saints'?

Yes. And each prophecy prophesies that the 'saints' will be 'prevailed against' and/or 'overcome' – following the Book of Mormon warning that the ONLY way to 'overthrow' the Savior's Church is through the 'transgression' of the 'saints':

(Daniel 7:19-22)

19 Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;

20 And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.

21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the SAINTS, and prevailed against them;

22 Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.

(Revelation 13:5-10)

5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

7 And it was given unto him to make war with the SAINTS, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.

10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the SAINTS.

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Will the 'hedge' protecting the Savior's 'vineyard', which contains the 'twelve olive trees', be 'broken down' and confiscated for a time?

Yes. The 'church of the devil' will mount up against the 'saints of the church of the Lamb'. And they will temporarily 'prevail against', 'overcome' and 'overthrow' the 'saints'.

BUT... That is NOT the end of the story.

The 'wheat', or the 'chosen' 'saints', will be 'separated', or 'gathered' out, from the 'tares'.

For a 'great division' will come amongst the Church. So that the Lord may set aside a righteous 'remnant' of the 'saints' – to protect 'even by fire':

(2 Nephi 30:10)

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

Thus, the faithful 'saints of the church of the Lamb', and the 'covenant people of the Lord' (the converted or soon to be converting seed of Lehi; and the soon to be returning 'lost tribes' from the 'north countries' (D&C 133)), will be 'armed with righteousness and with the power of God in great glory' (1 Nephi 14:14)

And THEN the Lord will usher His army to cast down the wicked (Joel 2:1-11) – to thereby 'sweep' off His 'most choice above all other lands' (Ether 2:7-12), the land of Zion, by the power of the holy priesthood (which President Boyd K. Packer pled with the 'saints' to 'activate' in an October 2010 General Conference address)

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The 'saints of the church of the Lamb' will be called to endure many tribulations on the pathway to Zion. But the reward at the end will make it all worth it to 'endure to the end'.

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(Note: Daniel was shown that this period, where the 'sanctuary' [temple of our God/Salt Lake Temple] and the 'host' [the saints] will be 'trodden down', will be 'two thousand and three hundred days' long – which works out to about 6 years and 4 months:

(Daniel 8:13-14)

13 ¶Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?

14 And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.)

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A short time ago, a friend of mine replied – to all of this...

“If this is the case, why are we building and fixing temples, especially the Jordan River [Temple]? I'm not asking to be contradictory, I just don't understand why the church would do that, especially if they could keep the [Jordan River Temple] running doing work.”

I replied:

“That's a great point, [my friend].

“The Church is also dedicating the new Provo City Center Temple – this Sunday.

“On the other hand, we haven't announced a lot of new temples as of late.

“(In fact, we've had two straight General Conferences without a new temple announced)

“Daniel was shown that we, the latter-day 'Saints', will leave for 'Great Aunt Rose's countryside home' (from Pres. Uchtdorf's recent parable), or the 'wilderness' (JST-Revelation 12:14), for 'two thousand three hundred days' (Daniel 8:13-14)

“And then we will come back and re-obtain ALL of it for the Lord.

“The wicked will NOT confiscate anything of the Lord's for very long.

“It will NOT be like the Roman Empire after the Savior's resurrection.

“The Lord's 'house(s)' will be 'cleansed' (D&C 112:23-26)

“A very close friend of mine has a close friend who has a very curious line in her Patriarchal Blessing. She was told, nearly 50 years ago, in that blessing, that she would be a temple worker at the Salt Lake Temple. She was also told, in that blessing, that she will be working in the Salt Lake Temple when 'troops' invade the Temple to confiscate it. But she will be able to walk by them without noticing.

“This woman is over 60 years old – approaching 70.

“And she is a current Salt Lake Temple worker.”

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This same friend later replied...

“[Six years and four months is] almost 7 years, like in the Book of Mormon, let me get the reference...

(3 Nephi 4:4)

Therefore, there was no chance for the robbers to plunder and to obtain food, save it were to come up in open battle against the Nephites; and the Nephites being in one body, and having so great a number, and having reserved for themselves provisions, and horses and cattle, and flocks of every kind, that they might subsist for the space of seven years, in the which time they did hope to destroy the robbers from off the face of the land; and thus the eighteenth year did pass away.”

I then replied:

“EXACTLY!!!

“That is further down that same Book of Mormon timeline – when the Saints of the Church leave their cities and gather out to the 'center of their lands.'

“That is EXACTLY right, [my friend].

“That is the corresponding prophecy [in the Book of Mormon – which was 'written for our day' and should be 'read like the morning newspaper'].”

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In conclusion, I'd like to make one final mention about the 'tares' – who must be removed from the Saints (before we can become a Zion people). Or the 'wolves in sheep's clothing' – who wear the 'habiliments of the priesthood'. (Which 'habiliments', in ancient Israel, signified offices and callings in the holy 'priesthood'):

“The ravening wolves are amongst us, from our own membership, and they, more than any others, are clothed in sheep's clothing, because they wear the habiliments of the priesthood…We should be careful of them.”

– J. Reuben Clark

(Conference Report, April 1949.)

“The wolves amongst our flock are more numerous and devious today than when President Clark made this statement.”

– Ezra Taft Benson

(April 1969 general conference, Ensign, May 1969, p. 11.)

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The Lord said that if He allowed His 'angels' to 'pluck' out the 'tares', whom Moroni called 'hypocrites' and 'pollutions', which have 'polluted' the 'holy church of God' (Mormon 8:38), after the restoration of the Savior's Church (Mormon 8), it would cause a majority of the 'wheat' to have their testimonies 'uprooted' – for 'verily' our 'faith is weak':

(D&C 86:4-7)

4 But behold, in the last days, even now while the Lord is beginning to bring forth the word, and the blade is springing up and is yet tender--

5 Behold, verily I say unto you, the angels are crying unto the Lord day and night, who are ready and waiting to be sent forth to reap down the fields;

6 But the Lord saith unto them, pluck not up the tares while the blade is yet tender (for verily your faith is weak), lest you destroy the wheat also.

7 Therefore, let the wheat and the tares grow together until the harvest is fully ripe; then ye shall first gather out the wheat from among the tares, and after the gathering of the wheat, behold and lo, the tares are bound in bundles, and the field remaineth to be burned.

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While we may be of the belief that we can surely detect any 'hypocrites' in our midst (D&C 50:4-9), it would be wise to remember that the Lord cautioned His prophet, Joseph Smith, that even he could not always 'tell the wicked from the righteous'.

(Which was historically evidenced by the sobering betrayals of Joseph's Counselors, John C. Bennett and William Law)

So what would possibly make us believe that we can perfectly, or even better, discern who they are?:

(D&C 10:37)

37 But as you cannot always judge the righteous, or as you cannot always tell the wicked from the righteous, therefore I say unto you, hold your peace until I shall see fit to make all things known unto the world concerning the matter.

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Only a 'Zion' people will truly be able to 'judge' such matters.

(Yet, in an ongoing conundrum, the 'wheat' will never be able to fully obtain that 'Zion' status until we are 'separated' and 'gathered' out from the 'tares'):

(D&C 64:34-40)

34 Behold, the Lord requireth the heart and a willing mind; and the willing and obedient shall eat the good of the land of Zion in these last days.

35 And the rebellious shall be cut off out of the land of Zion, and shall be sent away, and shall not inherit the land.

36 For, verily I say that the rebellious are not of the blood of Ephraim, wherefore they shall be plucked out.

37 Behold, I, the Lord, have made my church in these last days like unto a judge sitting on a hill, or in a high place, to judge the nations.

38 For it shall come to pass that the inhabitants of Zion shall judge all things pertaining to Zion.

39 And liars and hypocrites shall be proved by them, and they who are not apostles and prophets shall be known.

40 And even the bishop, who is a judge, and his counselors, if they are not faithful in their stewardships shall be condemned, and others shall be planted in their stead.

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How many Saints realize that President Monson's simple story, in the September 2014 Ensign (First Presidency message), was actually an expounding prophetic parable about the 'wheat and the tares'?

(Or, in other words, if the Lord, through His prophet, were to gather up the 'weeds' [or the 'tares'], on the Church 'property' [the 'field'], to 'burn' them, the productive 'chickens' [church-members] in the Church-owned 'coop' [the Church] would immediately begin to 'molt' [panic and lose their faith]; and they would no longer be able to 'lay eggs' [do the Lord's work])

The Lord's servants are repeating and expounding on His words:

“For instance, I shall ever remember the time we gathered the Aaronic Priesthood young men to give the project a spring-cleaning. Our enthusiastic and energetic throng assembled at the project and in a speedy fashion uprooted, gathered, and burned large quantities of weeds and debris. By the light of the glowing bonfires, we ate hot dogs and congratulated ourselves on a job well done.

“However, there was just one disastrous problem. The noise and the fires so disturbed the fragile population of 5,000 laying hens that most of them went into a sudden molt and ceased laying. Thereafter we tolerated a few weeds so that we might produce more.“

https://www.lds.org/ensign/2014/09/are-we-prepared?lang=eng

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To conclude this last thought about President Monson's 'weeds' on the 'Church farm' (or the still hidden 'tares' and clandestine 'wolves in sheep's clothing' – who cover themselves in the 'habiliments of the priesthood' – of whom Moroni prophetically called 'pollutions' and 'hypocrites') that are a large part of the reason why we have yet to obtain Zion (New Jerusalem)

“For“, as the Lord said, “shall the children of the kingdom pollute my holy land? Verily, I say unto you, Nay“ (D&C 84:59)

Let's, once again, turn to the Book of Mormon...

Prior to the appearance of the Savior, in the Americas, which group of Nephites started the VERY worst version of the devil's 'secret combination' (Ether 8:24) – which eventually culminated into 'Jacobugath' (3 Nephi 9:9), the most wicked city on earth at that time, which led the Nephites to the massive destruction that attended them before the Savior's appearance?

The Book of Mormon gives us a plain prophetic stark answer:

(3 Nephi 6:20-30)

 20 And there began to be men inspired from heaven and sent forth, standing among the people in all the land, preaching and testifying boldly of the sins and iniquities of the people, and testifying unto them concerning the redemption which the Lord would make for his people, or in other words, the resurrection of Christ; and they did testify boldly of his death and sufferings.

21 Now there were many of the people who were exceedingly angry because of those who testified of these things; and those who were angry were chiefly the CHIEF JUDGES, and they who had been HIGH PRIESTS and LAWYERS; yea, all those who were LAWYERS were angry with those who testified of these things.

22 Now there was no LAWYER nor JUDGE nor HIGH PRIEST that could have power to condemn any one to death save their condemnation was signed by the governor of the land.

23 Now there were many of those who testified of the things pertaining to Christ who testified boldly, who were taken and put to death secretly by the JUDGES, that the knowledge of their death came not unto the governor of the land until after their death.

24 Now behold, this was contrary to the laws of the land, that any man should be put to death except they had power from the governor of the land--

25 Therefore a complaint came up unto the land of Zarahemla, to the governor of the land, against these JUDGES who had condemned the prophets of the Lord unto death, not according to the law.

26 Now it came to pass that they were taken and brought up before the judge, to be judged of the crime which they had done, according to the law which had been given by the people.

27 Now it came to pass that those JUDGES had many FRIENDS and KINDREDS; and the remainder, YEA, EVEN ALMOST ALL THE LAWYERS AND THE HIGH PRIESTS, DID GATHER THEMSELVES TOGETHER, AND UNITE WITH THE KINDRED OF THOSE JUDGES WHO WERE TOBE TRIED ACCORDING TO THE LAW.

28 AND THEY DID ENTER INTO A COVENANT WITH ONE ANOTHER, YEA, EVEN INTO THAT COVENANT WHICH WAS GIVEN BY THEM OF OLD, WHICH COVENANT WAS GIVEN AND ADMINISTERED BY THE DEVIL, TO COMBINE AGAINST ALL RIGHTEOUSNESS.

29 THEREFORE THEY DID COMBINE AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF THE LORD, AND ENTER INTO A COVENANT TO DESTROY THEM, and to DELIVER THOSE WHO WERE GUILTY OF MURDER from the GRASP OF JUSTICE, which was about to be administered ACCORDING TO THE LAW.

30 And they did SET AT DEFIANCE THE LAW AND THE RIGHTS OF THEIR COUNTRY; and they did COVENANT ONE WITH ANOTHER to DESTROY THE GOVERNOR, and to ESTABLISH A KING OVER THE LAND, that the LAND SHOULD NO MORE BE AT LIBERTY but should be SUBJECT UNTO KINGS.

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While it may come as no surprise that the 'chief judges' (federal politicians), 'judges', 'lawyers' and/or their 'kindred' (literal family members, 'moneychangers' [D&C 117:16], corporations, special interest groups, machinations like the Council on Foreign Relations, etc.) 'combined' to overthrow the (Nephite) Constitution – along with their 'rights', their 'liberty' and the 'freedom of all lands' (Ether 8:25) – what should come as a sobering prophetic allegory is that 'ALMOST ALL' of the 'HIGH PRIESTS' of the Church joined this (satanic) 'secret combination' (Ether 8:24) as well.

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So, who does the Book of Mormon identity as the 'high priests' in the Church?

Alma made the clear distinction that the 'high priests' in the Book of Mormon were General Authorities in the Church – who were 'foreordained' to their 'offices' and 'callings' in the priesthood, the 'habiliments of the priesthood'.

These were the 'high priests' under the direction of the 'President of the High Priesthood' (D&C 107:82) – who, in our day, is the President of the Church.

For these 'high priests' received a 'holy ordinance', or the 'holy' 'second anointing' 'ordinance' in the Holy Temple, entrance into the 'church of the Firstborn' (D&C 133), that granted them the ability to receive presiding callings and offices – within the Holy Priesthood.

These are the 'high priests of God' who had 'entered into the rest of the Lord their God' through a 'holy ordinance' – the 'second anointing' ordinance, which seals one's 'calling and election' (unless they fully betray the Lord their God):

(Alma 13:1-12)

1 And again, my brethren, I would cite your minds forward to the time when the Lord God gave these commandments unto his children; and I would that ye should remember that the Lord God ordained priests, after his holy order, which was after the order of his Son, to teach these things unto the people.

2 And those priests were ORDAINED AFTER THE ORDER OF HIS SON, IN A MANNER THAT THEREBY THE PEOPLE MIGHT KNOW IN WHAT MANNER THE PEOPLE MIGHT LOOK FORWARD TO HIS SON FOR REFEMPTION.

3 And this is the manner after which they were ordained--BEING CALLED AND PREPARED FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD ACCORDING TO THE FOREKNOWLEDGE OF GOD, on account of their exceeding faith and good works; in the first place being left to choose good or evil; therefore they having chosen good, and exercising exceedingly great faith, are called with a HOLY CALLING, yea, with that HOLY CALLING which was PREPARED with, and according to, a PREPARATORY REDEMPTION for such.

4 And thus they have been called to this HOLY CALLNG on account of their faith, while others would reject the Spirit of God on account of the hardness of their hearts and blindness of their minds, while, if it had not been for this they might have had as great privilege as their brethren.

5 Or in fine, in the first place they were on the same standing with their brethren; thus this HOLY CALLING BEING PREPARED FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD for such as would not harden their hearts, being in and through the atonement of the Only Begotten Son, who was prepared--

6 And thus being called by this HOLY CALLING, and ordained unto the HIGH PRIESTHOOD of the HOLY ORDER OF GOD, to teach his commandments unto the children of men, that they also might enter into his rest--

7 THIS HIGH PRIESTHOOD BEING AFTER THE ORDER OF THE SON, which order was from the foundation of the world; or in other words, being without beginning of days or end of years, being prepared from eternity to all eternity, ACCORDING TO HIS FOREKNOWLEDGE OF THINGS--

8 Now they were ORDAINED AFTER THIS MANNER--being called with a HOLY CALLING, AND ORDAINED WITH A HOLY ORDINANCE, and 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, who is full of grace, equity, and truth. And thus it is. Amen.

10 Now, as I said concerning the HOLY ORDER, or this HIGH PRIESTHOOD, there were MANY who were ORDAINED and became HIGH PRIESTS OF GOD; and it was on account of their exceeding faith and repentance, and their righteousness before God, they choosing to repent and work righteousness rather than to perish;

11 Therefore they were called after this HOLY ORDER, and were SANCTIFIED, and their garments were WASHED white through the blood of the Lamb.

12 Now they, after being sanctified by the Holy Ghost, having their garments made white, being pure and spotless before God, could not look upon sin save it were with abhorrence; and there were many, exceedingly great many, who were made pure and ENTERED INTO THE REST OF THE LORD THEIR GOD.

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(Note: Elder M. Russell Ballard, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, speaking in the recent dedication of the Provo City Center Temple, spoke of coming into the 'rest of the Lord'.

Alma, speaking to the people of Ammonihah, gave the pattern for this 'rest', which was outwardly signified by becoming 'high priests' unto the Lord, through a 'holy ordinance' (Alma 13:1-12)

Once again, the Book of Mormon sheds light on seemingly difficult gospel topics)

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One last caution – on this weighty matter...

When the Lord warned about the latter-day 'wolves in sheep's clothing' he called them 'false prophets'.

The world is littered with 'false prophets' outside the Church – who make one proclamation after another that falls to the ground like acid rain (toxic and unfulfilled)

As the Savior continued to speak, the Lord's warnings became more detailed about these 'false prophets' – who would prophesy in His name; cast out devils; and do many wonderful works, again, in His name:

(3 Nephi 14:15-27)

15 Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

20 Wherefore, by their fruits ye shall know them.

21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father who is in heaven.

22 Many will say to me in that day: Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name, and in thy name have cast out devils, and in thy name done many wonderful works?

23 And then will I profess unto them: I never knew you; depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

24 Therefore, whoso heareth these sayings of mine and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, who built his house upon a rock--

25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not, for it was founded upon a rock.

26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine and doeth them not shall be likened unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand--

27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell, and great was the fall of it.

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Are there 'false prophets' doing these things outside the Savior's Church?

Watching 30 random minutes of a set of televangelist broadcasts will yield more than enough evidence that such matters are being conducted by 'false prophets' outside the Church.

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Still, Presidents J. Reuben Clark and Ezra Taft Benson prophetically stated that the very worst of these 'wolves in sheep's clothing' would be found WITHIN the Savior's Church – wearing the 'habiliments of the priesthood' as their clandestine cover:

“There is no crime (satan) would not commit, no debauchery he would not set up, no plague he would not send, no heart he would not break, no life he would not take, no soul he would not destroy. He comes as a thief in the night; he is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Without their knowing it, the people are being urged down paths that lead only to destruction.”

– Pres. J. Reuben Clark

(James R. Clark, Messages of the First Presidency, Vol.6, pp.170-185; Improvement Era 45:686-87, 757-59, 762-65; 767, November 1942; Liahona, the Elders' Journal 40:194-203, October 13, 1942.)

“The ravening wolves are amongst us, from our own membership, and they, more than any others, are clothed in sheep's clothing, because they wear the habiliments of the priesthood…We should be careful of them.”

– J. Reuben Clark

(Conference Report, April 1949.)

“The wolves amongst our flock are more numerous and devious today than when President Clark made this statement.”

– Ezra Taft Benson

(April 1969 general conference, Ensign, May 1969, p. 11.)

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Bearing those words in mind, there are VERY few offices in the Church whom the Saints sustain as 'prophets, seers and revelators'.

While the contextual implication of the Savior's latter-day warning may be sobering or even impossible to bear, as our 'faith is weak' (D&C 86:6), it does NOT change the fact that there are very few offices and callings that we, the Saints of His Church, would call 'prophets'.

And that, again, sheds light on the potential prophetic allegory wherein many of the 'high priests' openly rebelled against the Savior and His 'covenant people' (3 Nephi 6:20-30) – which matches the stark prophetic warnings contained in the 'words of Isaiah' (2 Nephi 11:8) – in the Book of Mormon.

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Does this mean that we should run off and accuse every 'leader' (2 Nephi 13:12; 19:15-16) who says something we don't like, or that we are uncomfortable with, of being 'wolves in sheep's clothing' (3 Nephi 14:15)?

Absolutely NOT.

Speaking evil of the Lord's anointed servants is entirely forbidden!

The counsel of the Savior is to watch their 'fruits' – NOT to levy judgement or 'condemnation'.

For the Savior has issued a set of constitutional directions to govern such matters – within His Church.

(A set of divine directives that may even be applied to the 'President of the High Priesthood', the President of the Church, if he were to 'transgress' against God):

(D&C 107:78-84)

78 Again, verily, I say unto you, the most important business of the church, and the most difficult cases of the church, inasmuch as there is not satisfaction upon the decision of the bishop or judges, it shall be handed over and carried up unto the council of the church, before the Presidency of the High Priesthood.

79 And the Presidency of the council of the High Priesthood shall have power to call other high priests, even twelve, to assist as counselors; and thus the Presidency of the High Priesthood and its counselors shall have power to decide upon testimony according to the laws of the church.

80 And after this decision it shall be had in remembrance no more before the Lord; for this is the highest council of the church of God, and a final decision upon controversies in spiritual matters.

81 There is not any person belonging to the church who is exempt from this council of the church.

82 And inasmuch as a President of the High Priesthood shall transgress, he shall be had in remembrance before the common council of the church, who shall be assisted by twelve counselors of the High Priesthood;

83 And their decision upon his head shall be an end of controversy concerning him.

84 Thus, none shall be exempted from the justice and the laws of God, that all things may be done in order and in solemnity before him, according to truth and righteousness.

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Moreover, as the Savior taught in the Book of Mormon (3 Nephi 14:21-23), if the Council of the Church is ever unable to carry out the Savior's will in these 'most difficult cases', then the Lord, Himself, will deliberate on the matter:

(JST-Ezekiel 14:9-11)

9 And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the Lord have *not* deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel.

10 And they shall bear the punishment of their iniquity: the punishment of the prophet shall be even as the punishment of him that seeketh unto him;

11 That the house of Israel may go no more astray from me, neither be polluted any more with all their transgressions; but that they may be my people, and I may be their God, saith the Lord God.

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The 'secret combination' betrayal of the 'high priests' (3 Nephi 6:20-30) in the Book of Mormon – which was 'written for our day'; and should be 'read like the morning newspaper' – is of no light consequence.

Moreover, when placed side to side with the 'words of Isaiah' (3 Nephi 23:1-5), and a few of the early prophecies of the Brethren, it becomes clear that this prophetic Book of Mormon allegory may play out in our day.

In fact, just such a set of scourging circumstances may be the driving catalyst for what Nephi and Mormon prophesied will be 'a great division among the people' (2 Nephi 30:10; 4 Nephi 1:35)

'A great division among the people' (2 Nephi 30:10; 3 Nephi 16:10; 4 Nephi 1:35), within the Savior's Church (D&C 1:30), the very same 'holy church of God' that Moroni prophesied will be 'polluted' by 'pollutions' and 'hypocrites' (Mormon 8:38), in the last days (Mormon 8:33-35), which 'great division' will then 'separate' the 'wheat' and the 'tares' (D&C 86:1-7) – as a faithful 'remnant' (2 Nephi 14:10) of the 'saints' will be driven into the 'wilderness' (JST-Revelation 12:14), following what Isaiah (2 Nephi 13) and the early Brethren prophesied will be a scourging 'TEST' – the very circumstances detailed in God the Father's lone prophecy in the Book of Mormon (3 Nephi 16:10-15)

This is the prophetic circumstances that will cause the 'Father' of 'Eva' to take her out to her 'Great Aunt Rose's Countryside Home' – while her 'mother' (2 Nephi 7:1-2) undergoes seemingly unexpected 'critical surgery' (D&C 112:23-26) – in the parable given by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf (Sept. 2015 Women's Session of General Conference)

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When the foreordained servants of God speak by the power of the Holy Ghost, faithfully utilizing the mantle of their offices and callings in the holy priesthood, we should accept those words as though they were being given by the mouth of God (D&C 1)

Still, the Book of Mormon makes it very clear that even the Lord's foreordained servants, His 'high priests' (Alma 13:1-12; 3 Nephi 6:20-30), have their own agency.

And, like Judas Iscariot of old, they may betray the Lord their God.

Hence, as the Book of Mormon prophetically teaches, we should ALWAYS implore God for guidance and direction (2 Nephi 32:9; Alma 37:37)

We must NOT put our, 'trust in man, or maketh flesh his arm, or shall hearken unto the precepts of men, save their precepts shall be given by the power of the Holy Ghost' (2 Nephi 28:32)

And, as the Lord's latter-day servants continue to teach, we must more fully utilize and deepen the sacred and incomparable gift of the Holy Ghost – which manifests all the things of God; and will make the truth of all things known unto us as we are humbly ready and able to receive them (Alma 12:9-11):

(Moroni 10:4-7)

4 And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.

5 And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things.

6 And whatsoever thing is good is just and true; wherefore, nothing that is good denieth the Christ, but acknowledgeth that he is.

7 And ye may know that he is, by the power of the Holy Ghost; wherefore I would exhort you that ye deny not the power of God; for he worketh by power, according to the faith of the children of men, the same today and tomorrow, and forever.

(D&C 18:18-21)

18 Ask the Father in my name in faith, believing that you shall receive, and you shall have the Holy Ghost, which manifesteth all things which are expedient unto the children of men.

19 And if you have not faith, hope, and charity, you can do nothing.

20 Contend against no church, save it be the church of the devil.

21 Take upon you the name of Christ, and speak the truth in soberness.

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This was another insightful reply from another friend...

A separate friend of mine had a very interesting reply – with what may be a deeply inspired insight. What this friend replied may further point towards the idea that the Book of Mormon, which was 'written for our day', and should be 'read like the morning newspaper', has yet another prophetic symbol about the days to come. This time it is in regards to the number of 'prophets, seers and revelators' whom the Saints have sustained in this last gospel dispensation:

“I had a thought a few days back while I was talking with my son and I don't know whether or not it has anything to do with anything, but it was an interesting thought nonetheless.

“We were looking through The Friend Magazine online, and came to a picture of the Brother of Jared, 16 seer stones, and the finger of the Lord. My son asked me what was going on in the picture, and so I told him the story. Shortly afterward, we went to the page with the memory game for kids that had pictures of all the prophets on them.

“For whatever reason, a pebble got stuck in my mind, and I decided to count how many Prophets, SEERS, and Revelators we've had in this dispensation, beginning with Joseph Smith. We've had 16. Sixteen Seers and sixteen seer stones.

“Does it mean anything? Is it merely coincidence? I don't know, but what I do know is that numbers are very significant to the Lord and have meanings.

“Anyway, I thought I'd share.”

My simple reply was:

“Powerful. Thank you, [my friend].

“It's very interesting to say the very least.

“The eight ships, containing two [seer] stones each, may also be a symbol. After all, during the administration of the first 8 Presidents of the Church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was largely a[n American] domestic religious body. But, in the time of the 9th President of the Church's administration, during the days of David O. McKay, the Church became a truly international religious body.

“(The 8 ships could also represent the 8 'kings' (Revelation 17:9-11), which are full of darkness, 'seven' of which have served consecutively over the smallest kingdom on earth – that resides the city of 'seven' hills [Rome] – from the Vatican's February 11th, 1929 Lateran Treaty with Italy...

“While the times of these 8 'kings', or Popes, which have been coronated 'kings', since Pius VII [who personally aided Adolf Hitler and the Nazis], does not exactly mirror the times of the 16 [seer] 'stones', the times of the last 'seven' 'kings' of Vatican 'city' (Revelation 17:18) – 'five of [which] are fallen, and one is, and the other [has] come' (Revelation 17:10) – have overlapped the entire Church presidencies of the 8th President of the Church, George Albert Smith, to the 16th President of the Church, Thomas S. Monson.

“The 'ships' and the 'shipmaster', in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 18:17-19), are representative of [economic] vessels that traverse the devil's 'Babylon[ian]' (Revelation 18:21) law of the 'waters' (D&C 61:13-19) – Uniform Commercial Code [UCC], which stems from Maritime-Admiralty Law, whose roots extend from Roman Canon Law. The devil is the 'destroyer' who 'rideth upon the' 'waters' (D&C 61:13-19) – who is 'Aquarius', the 'master of the waters', the age the Luciferians are trying to bring in [the Age of Aquarius]

“The law of the land, or natural law, upon which the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution, the 'supreme law of the land', are founded is the only other type of law in existence. After all, 'there are save two churches only' (1 Nephi 14:10) – each with their own God, the God of Creation or the self-titled 'god of this world' (2 Corinthians 4:4); their own priesthood; and their own set of laws, the 'law of the land' [Constitution] or the 'law of the waters' [UCC/Admiralty-Maritime/Roman Canon]

“The Jaredite 'ships' navigated the fantastically troubled 'waters' – on their way to the 'promised land' – as the Lord, Himself, guided those vessels across the water.

“Is there another symbol for the Lord navigating these troubled [commercial] 'waters', with the 'light' of His inspired servants, on the course to Zion?)

“In regards to the 16th President of the Church – I've actually heard that President Thomas S. Monson may be the last prophet of God in the 'times of the Gentiles' – according to his patriarchal blessing. (Though I will personally confess that I've never seen his written blessing)

“And, if what I have heard is indeed correct, it may also say that we will have relative peace while [Pres. Monson] is still alive.”

(Natural Law/Law of the Land – the children of God have 'unalienable rights', 'endowed by their Creator', to 'life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness [property]'

– Versus –

UCC/Maritime-Admiralty/Roman-Canon/Law of the Waters – where those who exercise the 'great secret' of 'Master Mahan' (Moses 5:31) claim ownership of their fellow men – which includes their lives, their liberty, and their property – as they assert that THEY are the shepherds of men, NOT the Savior, Who laid down His life for His sheep)

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4D7dvVJitSF9bBj9YZA4w5dZeosyCYF8

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This article sums up what the modern vision (or updated version) of the 'great secret' of 'Master Mahan' (Moses 5:31) looks like – in our day:

https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2016/03/15/the-matrix-of-technocracy-the-roots-of-the-conspiracy/

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Little do they realize that while the wicked will, in time, exercise open 'power... over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations' (Revelation 13:7), the Lord prophesied, through the prophet Joseph Smith, that, in the days to come, 'slaves shall rise up against their masters, who shall be marshaled and disciplined for war' (D&C 87:4)

(Note: This is clearly NOT a reference to 'slaves' during the [first] US Civil War period. Why?

1. This 1830's prophecy says 'after many days' – in reference to the 'rebellion of South Carolina' [or Fort Sumter, SC – which is where the Civil War began]


2. There were NO massive 'slave' 'rebellion[s]' during the 1860's Civil War [between the 'Northern States' and the 'Southern States']

3. The Confederacy NEVER 'marshaled and disciplined [their slaves] for war'. 'Slaves' were FORBIDDEN from having a gun. [That would have been Confederate suicide]

Hence, the prophesied 'slaves', referenced in verse 4, are 'slaves' to 'Babylon' (1 Nephi 13 & 14; Revelation 17 & 18))

(D&C 87:1-8)

1 Verily, thus saith the Lord concerning the wars that will shortly come to pass, beginning at the rebellion of South Carolina, which will eventually terminate in the death and misery of many souls;

2 And the time will come that war will be poured out upon all nations, beginning at this place.

3 For behold, the Southern States shall be divided against the Northern States, and the Southern States will call on other nations, even the nation of Great Britain, as it is called, and they shall also call upon other nations, in order to defend themselves against other nations; and then war shall be poured out upon all nations.

4 And it shall come to pass, after many days, slaves shall rise up against their masters, who shall be marshaled and disciplined for war.

5 And it shall come to pass also that the remnants who are left of the land will marshal themselves, and shall become exceedingly angry, and shall vex the Gentiles with a sore vexation.

6 And thus, with the sword and by bloodshed the inhabitants of the earth shall mourn; and with famine, and plague, and earthquake, and the thunder of heaven, and the fierce and vivid lightning also, shall the inhabitants of the earth be made to feel the wrath, and indignation, and chastening hand of an Almighty God, until the consumption decreed hath made a full end of all nations;

7 That the cry of the saints, and of the blood of the saints, shall cease to come up into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth, from the earth, to be avenged of their enemies.

8 Wherefore, stand ye in holy places, and be not moved, until the day of the Lord come; for behold, it cometh quickly, saith the Lord. Amen.

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(This is probably going to be far too much for most of the recipients of this email. But...

The 'slaves' (D&C 87:4) that the Savior was primarily discussing, who will be 'marshaled and disciplined for war', are MK-Ultra/Satanic Ritual Abuse [SRA] victims.

The wicked have openly BRAGGED, in the 'secret chambers' (D&C 38:13,28-30), about a coming 'black awakening' – where people who have NO idea that they are possessed and [MK-Ultra] programmed will be mass triggered through mass media and the Emergency Broadcast System:

http://youtu.be/ijzG5AHRslA

[It will take the fully 'activated' priesthood of God (Boyd K. Packer, Gen. Conf., Oct. 2010) to literally 'awaken' these 'slaves' to a 'sense of {their} awful situation' (Ether 8:24))

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And by what great priesthood power and God should we turn to – in that long prophesied 'scourg[ing]' (Isaiah 28:18; D&C 5:19; 45:31; 84:58; 97:23) day?

The Savior said...

(John 8:12)

12 ¶... I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

The 'church of the devil' (D&C 18:20), or the Luciferians/Satanists, falsely proclaim that 'Lucifer' (2 Nephi 24:12), whose name (in Latin) means 'light bearer', is the true 'illumination' (or Illuminati) in this world – NOT the fallen angel who drew a third of the host of Heaven away (JST-Revelation 12)

(NOTHING could be further from the truth! But they are DEEPLY convicted in that false idea)

The Savior is both the 'Lamb of God' (1 Nephi 14:10) and the Shepherd – who laid down His life for His sheep.

The wicked, in satanic contrast, assert that they should be the shepherds of men – who they may slaughter, at their will, like common livestock (2 Nephi 26; Alma 37; 3 Nephi 16; Mormon 1; Ether 8; Mormon 8; Moroni 9)

(Another fantastic LIE from the 'father of lies' (2 Nephi 9:9))

Regardless of the countless facades (or exoteric institutions) that dot the earth...

(1 Nephi 14:10)

10 ...Behold there are save two churches only; the one is the church of the Lamb of God, and the other is the church of the devil; wherefore, whoso belongeth not to the church of the Lamb of God belongeth to that great church, which is the mother of abominations; and she is the whore of all the earth.

http://youtu.be/9R5VwxvUUvI

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The Savior's followers boldly proclaim their faith in Jesus Christ – most often through the 'light' of their character:

(3 Nephi 12:16)

16 Therefore let your light so shine before this people, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

The (bulk of the) devil's followers (figuratively) wear surreptitious masks – while often hiding in the Savior's Church as 'tares' (D&C 86:1-7) and 'wolves in sheep's clothing' (3 Nephi 14:15-23) clandestinely covered in the 'habiliments of the priesthood'.

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May we all 'stand... in holy places, and be not moved, until the day of the Lord come(s)'

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On a final note...

I have felt a prompting to address a growing trending matter – which seems to have set so many members (and former members) of the Church (of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) on fire – as of late.

Elder Dalin H. Oaks, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, spoke in two separate Stake Conferences – approximately 6 months apart.

The first of these stake conferences was held on June 17th, 2015 – in Boise (ID). The second was held on January 23rd, 2016 – in Bellevue (WA)

In these two Stake Conferences, Elder Oaks plainly stated that neither he or any of the current members of the First Presidency and/or the Quorum of the Twelve had ever had any 'kind of miraculous experience' or 'personal manifestation' from an 'angel'. Nor have they had a (personal) visual 'witness' of the Savior Himself.

This particular set of mentions follows after similar expressed sentiments from other General Authorities such as Brigham Young, Heber J. Grant, Harold B. Lee, Howard W. Hunter and the current Quorum of the Twelve President, Russell M. Nelson – who, in their own words, have also made it clear that their mortal experiences were not attended by 'miraculous experiences' of 'angels' or a 'personal manifestation' from the Savior.

A young lady, who recently happened to meet President Nelson on a canyon trail (east of Salt Lake City), took the liberty and opportunity to ask, this 'special witness' of the Savior Jesus Christ, if he had ever seen the Lord. The very frank answer was: 'No. I have not.' But Pres. Nelson did not leave his answer there.

Reflecting the recent words of Elder Oaks, in those two Stake Conferences, Pres. Nelson made it clear that his priesthood office and calling had come from the Savior. And his 'special witness' was born from the Holy Ghost – giving light to the mantle of that office and calling.

(Which office and calling were restored, organized and constituted into the Savior's 'only true and living Church' (D&C 1:30) – through the prophet Joseph Smith (D&C 88 & 107))

While this openly confessed idea, that the living 'special witness[es] of Christ' have received their entire witness through the Holy Ghost, may be deeply sobering for most of the members of the Church (who, like me, at one time, imagined that the Brethren have often [literally] communed with the Savior), it FULLY follows after the 'words of Christ' (2 Nephi 32:3) – in the Book of Mormon.

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Many years ago, Elder Mark E. Petersen (of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles) was asked if he had ever witnessed the Savior with his own eyes and/or heard the Savior's voice with his own ears. Elder Petersen's reply was the same as Brigham Young, Harold B. Lee, Howard W. Hunter, Russell M. Nelson and Dalin H. Oaks...

No. He had not.

However, there was one significant difference in Elder Petersen's response.

He said he was 'forbidden' from seeing the Savior in mortality. As he was a 'Gentile' Apostle. And then Elder Petersen expounded on an edifying set of scriptures – which came direct from the mouth of the Savior Jesus Christ (in the Book of Mormon)

The Savior said...

(3 Nephi 15:21-24)

21 And verily I say unto you, that ye are they of whom I said: Other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

22 And they understood me not, for they supposed it had been the GENTILES; for they understood not that the GENTILES SHOULD BE CONVERTED THROUGH THEIR PREACHING.

23 And they understood me not that I said they shall hear my voice; AND THEY UNDERSTOOD ME NOT THAT THE GENTILES SHOULD NOT AT ANY TIME HEAR MY VOICE--THAT I SHOULD NOT MANIFEST MYSELF UNTO THEM SAVE IT WERE BY THE HOLY GHOST.

24 But behold, ye have both heard my voice, and seen me; and ye are my sheep, and ye are numbered among those whom the Father hath given me.

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One popular 'priestcraft' (2 Nephi 26:29) peddling author – a BAR Association licensed 'lawyer' (3 Nephi 6:20-30); with a trained talent for sophistry and 'subtle speech' (Alma 13:20) – tried to contest, and refute, these direct words from the Savior – with a separate verse from the Book of Mormon – which is as follows:

(1 Nephi 14:1-2)

1 And it shall come to pass, that if the GENTILES shall hearken unto the LAMB OF GOD in that day that HE SHALL MANIFEST HIMSELF UNTO THEM IN WORD, AND ALSO IN POWER, IN VERY DEED, unto the taking away of their stumbling blocks--

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(Note: Most 'lawyers', who pledge 'oaths' (Alma 37:21-31) to the BAR Association, are same in our day as they were in the past...

(Alma 10:14-15)

14 Now it was THOSE MEN WHO SOUGHT TO DESTROY THEM, WHO WERE LAWYERS, who were hired or appointed by the people to administer the law at their times of trials, or at the trials of the crimes of the people before the judges.

15 Now these LAWYERS WERE LEARNED IN ALL THE ARTS AND CUNNING OF THE PEOPLE; AND THIS WAS TO ENABLE THEM THAT THEY MIGHT BE SKILLFUL IN THEIR PROFESSION.

(Alma 13:20)

20 Now I need not rehearse the matter; what I have said may suffice. BEHOLD, THE SCRIPTURES ARE BEFORE YOU; IF YE WILL WREST THEM IT SHALL BE TO YOUR OWN DESTRUCTION)

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This popular author attempted to say that the pattern in this verse (1 Nephi 14:1) somehow gives license to any latter-day 'Gentile' to qualify to receive a manifestation of the Savior.

But is that what the very next verse implies?

No. That is not what it not says.

(Though it does lead into a long drawn out process, with a sequence prophesied by the Savior, wherein He will be in the midst of those who will no longer be 'identified with the Gentiles' (D&C 109:60))

The very next verse, in that scriptural sequence, says that if the 'Gentiles' will receive a 'manifest[ation]' of the Savior, which the Lord Himself said would SOLELY be given to the 'Gentiles' through the 'power' (1 Nephi 14:2,14; 3 Nephi 21:25) of the 'Holy Ghost' (2 Nephi 28:31; 3 Nephi 15:23; Moroni 10:4-5), the 'Gentiles' will be 'numbered' with the 'seed' of Lehi – to thereby gain an 'inheritance' (D&C 85) in the 'promised land' which was given to Lehi (2 Nephi 1:5-11):

(1 Nephi 14:2)

2 And harden not their hearts against the Lamb of God, they shall be NUMBERED AMONG THE SEED OF THY FATHER; yea, they shall be numbered among the house of Israel; and they shall be a blessed people upon the promised land forever; they shall be no more brought down into captivity; and the house of Israel shall no more be confounded.

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(Note: This simple, yet stark, verse is squarely prophesying that the 'Gentiles', in the 'promised land' [America], will eventually be 'brought down into captivity' – BEFORE they are 'numbered among the seed of [Lehi the] father [of Nephi – who the angel of the Lord was speaking towards in those Book of Mormon verses]':

[Part of a Discourse by Elder Orson Pratt – delivered in the Twentieth Ward Meetinghouse, on the Evening of Sunday, February 7, 1875]:

“It seems then that this people, at some future time in their sojourn here in this land, may possibly be in bondage greater than they are at the present time. I try to hope for the best, and to think that the bondage we are in and have been in for years, in consequence of the efforts of those who are striving to take away our rights as American citizens, and to trample us down in the dust; I say I have been in hopes that that would be all the bondage that was meant here in this prophecy, but I do not know but what there may be a greater signification to these words. I do not know what the purposes of the Lord are in relation to this particular thing. It may be that we shall have our rights completely taken from us; it may be, if we do not live sufficiently faithful before the Lord, that he will yet bring us into still greater tribulation than that which we have hitherto had. It may be that we shall yet be in bondage like the Israelites in the land of Egypt; for the Lord has said that, when this man should be raised up, he would redeem his people by power out of bondage, and they should be led as their fathers were led at the first.“

– Orson Pratt

(Journals of Discourses, Vol. 17 Pg. 303)

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The rarely spoken of scriptural assertion that the latter-day 'Gentiles' will one day be 'numbered' with the 'seed' of Lehi – which, in turn, removes the restriction that bars them from the Savior personally manifesting Himself unto the 'Gentiles' (as they are then fully 'numbered among the house of Israel' in the eyes of Heaven) – is NOT unique to 1st Nephi chapter 14 verse 2.

It is also written in the following verses – in the Book of Mormon:

(2 Nephi 10:18-19)

18 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, thus saith our God: I will afflict thy seed by the hand of the Gentiles; nevertheless, I will soften the hearts of the Gentiles, that they shall be like unto a father to them; wherefore, the Gentiles shall be blessed and numbered among the house of Israel.

19 Wherefore, I WILL CONSECRATE THIS LAND UNTO THY SEED, AND THEM WHO SHALL BE NUMBERED AMONG THY SEED, forever, for the land of their inheritance; for it is a choice land, saith God unto me, above all other lands, wherefore I will have all men that dwell thereon that they shall worship me, saith God.

(3 Nephi 16:9-15)

9 And because of the mercies of the Father unto the GENTILES, and also the judgments of the Father upon my people who are of the house of Israel, verily, verily, I say unto you, that after all this, and I have caused my people who are of the house of Israel to be smitten, and to be afflicted, and to be slain, and to be cast out from among them, and to become hated by them, and to become a hiss and a byword among them--

10 And thus commandeth the Father that I should say unto you: At that day when the GENTILES shall sin against my gospel, and shall reject the fulness of my gospel, and shall be lifted up in the pride of their hearts above all nations, and above all the people of the whole earth, and shall be filled with all manner of lyings, and of deceits, and of mischiefs, and all manner of hypocrisy, and murders, and priestcrafts, and whoredoms, and of secret abominations; and if they shall do all those things, and shall reject the fulness of my gospel, behold, saith the Father, I WILL BRING THE FULNESS OF MY GOSPEL FROM AMONG THEM.

11 And then will I remember my covenant which I have made unto my people, O house of Israel, and I will bring my gospel unto them.

12 And I will show unto thee, O house of Israel, that the GENTILES shall not have power over you; but I will remember my covenant unto you, O house of Israel, and ye shall come unto the knowledge of the fulness of my gospel.

13 BUT IF THE GENTILES WILL REPENT AND RETURN UNTO ME, SAITH THE FATHER, BEHOLD THEY SHALL BE NUMBERED AMONG MY PEOPLE, O house of Israel.

14 And I will not suffer my people, who are of the house of Israel, to go through among them, and tread them down, saith the Father.

15 But if they will not turn unto me, and hearken unto my voice, I will suffer them, yea, I will suffer my people, O house of Israel, that they shall go through among them, and shall tread them down, and they shall be as salt that hath lost its savor, which is thenceforth good for nothing but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of my people, O house of Israel.

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And, then, there are these most edifying words from the Savior – which gives the FULL sequence of when, and how, the Savior will manifest Himself by 'power' (1 Nephi 14:2,14), unto the 'Gentiles', before they are 'numbered'. (For this 'number[ing], with the seed of Lehi, is necessary for the 'Gentiles' to 'assist' the 'seed' of Lehi to 'build' a 'city' that will become the 'New Jerusalem' (Ether 13) – where the Savior, Himself, will then 'be in [their] midst'):

(3 Nephi 21:11-29)

11 Therefore it shall come to pass that whosoever will not believe in my words, who am Jesus Christ, which the Father shall cause him to bring forth unto the GENTILES, and shall give unto him power that he shall bring them forth unto the GENTILES, (it shall be done even as Moses said) they shall be cut off from among my people who are of the covenant.

12 And my people who are a remnant of Jacob shall be among the GENTILES, yea, in the midst of them as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep, who, if he go through both treadeth down and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver.

13 Their hand shall be lifted up upon their adversaries, and all their enemies shall be cut off.

14 Yea, wo be unto the GENTILES except they repent; for it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Father, that I will cut off thy horses out of the midst of thee, and I will destroy thy chariots;

15 And I will cut off the cities of thy land, and throw down all thy strongholds;

16 And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thy land, and thou shalt have no more soothsayers;

17 Thy graven images I will also cut off, and thy standing images out of the midst of thee, and thou shalt no more worship the works of thy hands;

18 And I will pluck up thy groves out of the midst of thee; so will I destroy thy cities.

19 And it shall come to pass that all lyings, and deceivings, and envyings, and strifes, and priestcrafts, and whoredoms, shall be done away.

20 For it shall come to pass, saith the Father, that at that day whosoever will not repent and come unto my Beloved Son, them will I cut off from among my people, O house of Israel;

21 And I will execute vengeance and fury upon them, even as upon the heathen, such as they have not heard.

22 But if they will repent and hearken unto my words, and harden not their hearts, I will establish my church among them, and they shall come in unto the covenant and BE NUMBERED AMONG THIS REMNANT OF JACOB, UNTO WHOM I HAVE GIVEN THIS LAND FOR THEIR INHERITANCE;

(Note: Which the Book of Mormon makes very plain is the 'seed of [Nephi's] father', Lehi)

23 And they shall assist my people, the remnant of Jacob, and also as many of the house of Israel as shall come, that they may build a city, which shall be called the New Jerusalem.

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

25 And then shall the POWER OF HEAVEN COME DOWN AMONG THEM; AND I WILL ALSO BE IN THE MIDST.

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

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

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

29 And they shall go out from all nations; and they shall not go out in haste, nor go by flight, for I will go before them, saith the Father, and I will be their rearward.

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All of these, yet unfulfilled, latter-day 'Gentile' prophecies brings up an oft contested correlating matter...

Who exactly are the latter-day 'Gentiles' – in the Book of Mormon?

To get a clear understanding, we should, once again, turn to the 'keystone of our religion'.

The Book of Mormon plainly states that the 'Gentiles' will:

– See the formation of a 'great and abominable church', the 'whore of all the earth', the 'church of the devil', that will be formed among the 'Gentile nations', which will 'take away the plain and precious truths' from the 'record' they would receive from the 'mouth of a Jew' (3 Nephi 13 & 14) – which, from previous versions of the Temple endowment, is clearly the Universal Church of Rome (Revelation 17), that was both established and took root in Europe.

– Scatter the 'remnant of Jacob' (or the seed of Lehi) across the 'promised land' (the Americas/Western Hemisphere) – as this 'remnant' of the 'seed' of Lehi, which at one time filled up all of North and South America (according to the Book of Mormon), before Columbus (who is also mentioned among the Book of Mormon's 'Gentile' prophecies) – who would be regarded as a 'hiss and a byword' among the 'Gentiles'.

– Bring forth both the (Holy) 'Bible' and the Book of Mormon – to both the 'seed' of Lehi and the rest of the world.

– Restore the Church of Jesus Christ, the latter-day 'holy church of God' (Mormon 8:24-38), which Moroni unfortunately prophesied would become 'polluted' (before the Savior's 'cleansing' of His 'house' (D&C 112:23-26), in the last days.

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If it isn't clear that the 'Gentiles' in the Book of Mormon are those of a European descent, which numerous latter-day prophets and apostles have confirmed, then these words from the prophet Joseph Smith – given in the Kirtland Temple dedicatory prayer – should suffice:

(D&C 109:60)

60 Now these words, O Lord, we have spoken before thee, concerning the revelations and commandments which thou hast given unto us, who are identified with the Gentiles.
http://youtu.be/ZlNxBHOqeIc

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Thus, referring back to the original theme (of this particular section), the 'special witness' of the Holy Ghost is ALL that is necessary to stand as a 'special witness' in the sacred offices and callings of the holy priesthood – which were constituted and organized by the Lord Jesus Christ (through His prophet, Joseph Smith, Jr.) –  in the 'times of the Gentiles' (Luke 21:24; D&C 45:21-35)

And to assert otherwise is to contradict the 'words of Christ' (2 Nephi 32:3) – given by His very own mouth (3 Nephi 15:21-24)

For it is discounting the sacred and powerful witness of the Holy Ghost – for the substituting concocted 'precepts of men'. A 'witness' from the Third member of the Godhead that should we 'deny' could permanently condemn us. A 'witness' that both manifests all things and teaches us the 'truth of all things':

(2 Nephi 28:31-32)

31 Cursed is he that putteth his trust in man, or maketh flesh his arm, or shall hearken unto the precepts of men, save their precepts shall be given by the power of the Holy Ghost.

32 Wo be unto the Gentiles, saith the Lord God of Hosts! For notwithstanding I shall lengthen out mine arm unto them from day to day, they will deny me; nevertheless, I will be merciful unto them, saith the Lord God, if they will repent and come unto me; for mine arm is lengthened out all the day long, saith the Lord God of Hosts.

(Alma 39:6)

6 For behold, if ye deny the Holy Ghost when it once has had place in you, and ye know that ye deny it, behold, this is a sin which is unpardonable; yea, and whosoever murdereth against the light and knowledge of God, it is not easy for him to obtain forgiveness; yea, I say unto you, my son, that it is not easy for him to obtain a forgiveness.

(Moroni 10:4-5)

4 And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.

5 And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things.

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In the end, it is just as the Savior's prophet said...

“The Standard of Truth has been erected; no unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing; persecutions may rage, mobs may combine, armies may assemble, calumny may defame, but the truth of God will go forth boldly, nobly, and independent, till it has penetrated every continent, visited every clime, swept every country, and sounded in every ear, till the purposes of God shall be accomplished, and the Great Jehovah shall say the work is done.“

– Joseph Smith Jr.

(This gospel dispensation will never end; and neither will His Church – regardless of what the devil and/or men try to do)

John 'Uluakiola

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