Chapter One

describes the 3rd Watch gathering of the Elect

The Three Watch Doctrine
The 3rd Watch beings on the Pre-earth Millennial Heaven

Fall 2019
 The 3rd Watch on the Earth
Joseph and the 1st Elders Return and begin the 3rd Watch

 A Light Shall Break Forth
 The Three Witnesses
 The 1st Laborers are Raised from the Dead

Winter 2019 – Spring 2020
 The 1st Laborers Gather to the Ohio

 Passover 9 April 2020
 1st Elders Organize a School of the Prophets

 Day of Pentecost 31 May 2020
The New Morley Farm Endowment
Sidney the High Priest of the Lord

31 May 2020 to 10 September 2020
 The 1st Elders Gather the Wise Gentile Saints
The Wise Gentile Saints Organize a School of the Prophets

19 September 2020 – Feast of Trumpets
 Wise Gentiles call Solemn Assemblies

28 September 2020 – Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement
 The Lamb Takes the Book with 7 Seals

The Endowment
The Wise Gentiles live the Law of Consecration
The Wise Gentiles purchase their inheritance
Satan is cast out of Heaven

The Three Watch Doctrine

Joseph restored the wisdom imparted by Luke in the New Testament when he spoke of Three Watches: The 1st Watch is at the Meridian of Time when the Lord was on the earth. The 2nd Watch is the foundation work of Joseph Smith in the 1830’s. The 3rd Watch is the Marvelous Work and a Wonder. The LDS Church believe that the Marvelous Work began in the 2nd Watch and that they are continuing that great work. But then where is Zion? Salt Lake City? Right! The 2nd Watch was to build a foundation on which the Great and Marvelous Work was to tke place later on in the 3rd Watch.

(JST Luke 12:41 – 43) 41 For, behold, he cometh in the first watch of the night, and he shall also come in the second watch, and again he shall come in the third watch. 42 And verily I say unto you, He hath already come, as it is written of him; and again when he shall come in the second watch (foundation work), or come in the third watch (the Marvelous Work and a Wonder), blessed are those servants when he cometh, that he shall find so doing; 43 For the Lord of those servants shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.

(JST | Matthew 21:53, 55) 53 And the kingdom of God shall be taken from them (the 1st Watch Jews), and shall be given to a nation (2nd Watch America) bringing forth the fruits thereof; (meaning the Gentiles.) … 55 And when the Lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, he will destroy those miserable, wicked men, and will let again his vineyard unto other husbandmen (3rd Watch Wise Gentile Saints), even in the last days, who shall render him the fruits in their seasons.

The 3rd Watch begins on the Pre-earth Millennial Heaven

The 3rd Watch Marvelous Work begins when “A throne is set in Heaven”. This is Gods throne set up on the Old Millennial Heaven where we were brought into existence. The Old Millennial Heaven is not yet a Celestial Sea of Glass but continues for a period of time in the Paradisical Glory of the Garden of Eden.

image1.jpeg(Revelation 4:2) 2 And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in (the Old Millennial) heaven, and one sat on the throne.

Webster 1828 Dictionary: set: To set forth, to manifest; to offer our present to view.
2. To publish; to promulgate; to make appear.
3. To send out, to prepare and send.
4. To display; to exhibit; ot present to view; to show. To set forward, to advance; to move on; to promote

God the Father is the one who sits on the throne.

(Moroni 9:26) 26 And may the grace of God the Father, whose throne is high in the heavens, and our Lord Jesus Christ, who sitteth on the right hand of his power, until all things shall become subject unto him, be, and abide with you forever.

(Revelation 6:16) 16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him (God the Father) that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb (Christ Jesus)

(JST Psalms 11:4) 4 For the Lord, when he shall come into his holy temple, sitting upon God’s throne in (the Old Millennial) heaven, his eyes shall pierce the wicked.

(Hebrews 8:1) 1 We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the (the Old Millennial) heavens;

(D&C 88:40) 40 … judgment goeth before the face of him who sitteth upon the throne and governeth and executeth all things.

God sets his throne on our Millennial Heaven to perform “the Work of the Father” which is an equal term to “the Marvelous Work and a Wonder” and the “3rd Watch”.

(1 Nephi 14:17) 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.

(3 Nephi 21:7) 7 And when these things come to pass that thy seed shall begin to know these things—it shall be a sign unto them, that they may know that the work of the Father hath already commenced

(3 Nephi 21:24 – 26) 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 also will 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.

(Ether 4:16 – 17) 16 And then shall my revelations which I have caused to be written by my servant John be unfolded in the eyes of all the people. Remember, when ye see these things, ye shall know that the time is at hand that they shall be made manifest in very deed. 17 Therefore, when ye shall receive this record ye may know that the work of the Father has commenced upon all the face of the land.

The Pre-earth Millennial Heaven is where the council of the Gods took place that created this earth where we now dwell and is also where the pre-earth little season took place. It is still there and continues to be a heaven to us. This Old Millennial Heaven is where the City of Enoch (the innumerable company of angels) went to when it was raptured and is also where God’s great heavenly Jerusalem exists.

(Moses 7:21) 21 … (Enoch’s) Zion, in process of time, was taken up into (the Old Millennial) heaven.

(Hebrews 12:22) 22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,

(D&C 76:66) 66 These are they who are come unto Mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly place, the holiest of all.

(Galatians 4:26) 26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.

(Revelation 21:10) 10 and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven…

(Revelation 14:1) 1 … a Lamb stood on the mount Sion,

On the Old Millennial Heaven different Celestial groupings are described as being on or around the throne of God; the Great Multitude, the Angels, the 144,000 Saints, the Quorum of 7 & the Earth.

The Children Saints

(Revelation 7:9) 9 … a great multitude … stood before the throne = 1st & 2nd Watch Saints

(Revelation 15:2) 2 … them that had gotten the victory over the beast … stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God = the 3rd Watch Wise Gentile Saints

(Revelation 14:1) 1 … mount Sion, and with him (full Quorum of) an hundred forty and four thousand

The Quorum of 7/12

(Revelation 4:5) 5 … and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the (Quorum of) seven (twelve) Spirits of God.

The Angel Fathers

(Revelation 5:11) 11 … the voice of many angels round about the throne

(D&C 76:67) 67 These are they who have come to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of Enoch, and of the Firstborn.

The Celestial Earth

(Revelation 4:6) 6 And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal:

(D&C 77:1) 1 Q. What is the sea of glass spoken of by John, 4th chapter, and 6th verse of the Revelation? A. It is the earth, in its sanctified, immortal, and eternal state.

The Book of Revelation describes the unfolding of the events of the 3rd Watch Marvelous Work in great sequential detail. On the Millennial Heaven John sees the Lamb taking a book from the Father and one at a time opening the seals. Each time the Lamb opens one of the seals a great event takes place on the earth.

(Revelation 5:1) 1 AND I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.

(Revelation 6:1) 1 AND I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, (Gospel preached)

(Revelation 6:3) 3 And when he had opened the second seal, (Fall of Babylon)

(Revelation 6:5) 5 And when he had opened the third seal, (Name, mark, number of the Beast)

(Revelation 6:7) 7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, (Beast ascends from bottomless pit)

(Revelation 6:9) 9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, (1st & 2nd Watch Saints under the Altar)

The 6th seal is the most dramatic: earth rocks; sun, moon and stars; the heavens opened as a scroll.

(Revelation 6:12) 12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, (D&C 88:87 – 91, 93 – 94)

The 7th seal is the longest and is called the ½ Hour of Silence. During which is: the Kingdom of the Beast, the 2 witnesses, the establishment of Zion, the gathering of Israel and the destruction of the US.

(Revelation 8:1) 1 AND when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.

(D&C 88:95) 95 And there shall be silence in heaven for the space of half an hour; and immediately after shall the curtain of heaven be unfolded, as a scroll is unfolded after it is rolled up, and the face of the Lord shall be unveiled;

Satan is cast out of the Millennial Heaven 3 times: 1. Pre-earth 2. Meridian of Time 3. 3rd Watch Marvelous Work

1. (D&C 29:37) 37 … And they were thrust down, and thus came the devil and his angels
2. (Luke 10:18) 18… I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven
3. (Revelation 12:9) 9… the great dragon, called the Devil, and Satan, he was cast out into the earth

The 1st Estate Armageddon was on the Millennial Heaven & the 2nd Estate Armageddon will be on earth

1st Estate: (Revelation 20:8 – 9) 8 … Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: … 9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.

(Revelation 12:7) 7 … And there was war in heaven

2nd Estate: (Revelation 16:16) 16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

Fall 2019 

The 3rd Watch on the Earth
Joseph and the 1st Elders Return and begin the 3rd Watch

image2.jpegThere is a direct connection between the two Witnesses (the two Olive Trees), Joseph (the Candlestick) and the Seven lamps (Quorum of 7/12 see Pg 37 and 46). At the beginning of the 3rd Watch the golden oil empties from the Two Witnesses into Joseph and the Quroum of 7/12 bringing them forth from the grave.

(Zechariah 4:2 – 3, 12) 2 And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick (Joseph) all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven (Quorum of 7/12) lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof: 3 And two olive trees (the Two Witnesses) by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof. … 12 And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?

It is certain that Joseph Smith, the Prophet of the last days will return in the flesh.

(Autobiography Parley Pratt Pg 368) Lift up your head and rejoice; for behold! It is well with my servants Joseph and Hyrum. My servant Joseph still holds the keys of my Kingdom in this dispensation, and he shall stand in due time on the earth, in the flesh, and fulfill that to which he is appointed.

The return of Joseph represents the stone being cut out without hands, the Kingdom of God.

image3.jpeg(D&C 65:1 – 2) 1 HEARKEN, and lo, a voice as of one sent down from on high, who is mighty and powerful, whose going forth is unto the ends of the earth, yea, whose voice is unto men—Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. 2 The keys of the kingdom of God are committed unto man on the earth, and from thence shall the gospel roll forth unto the ends of the earth, as the stone which is cut out of the mountain without hands shall roll forth, until it has filled the whole earth.

Joseph was told he would live to 85: 39 years when he died with 46 more years of mortality to come.

(Diary of Joseph Smith, April 6, 1843) I was once praying earnestly upon the subject, and a voice said unto me, My son, if thou livest till thou art 85 years of age, thou shalt see the Face of the Son of Man—I was left to draw my own conclusions concerning this & took the liberty to conclude that if I did live till that time He would make His appearance or I shall go where He is—I prophesy in the name of the Lord God–& let it be written, that the Son of Man will not come in the heavens till I am 85 years old, 48 years hence or about 1890.

When the Quorum of 7/12 are raised up they will join Joseph in Nauvoo.

(JS-Matthew 1:27) 27 And now I show unto you a parable. Behold, wheresoever the carcass is (Nauvoo), there will the eagles (Quorum of 7/12) be gathered together; so likewise shall mine elect (Wise Gentile Saints) be gathered from the four quarters of the earth.

image4.jpegThe carcass is Old Nauvoo.
From the 1828 Webster’s DictionaryCarcass:
1. The body of a human. (The remains of Joseph, Hyrum, Emma and others)
2. Remains from which the substance or character is gone: the carcass of a once glorious empire. (the Navuoo Mormon Empire)
3. A framework or basic structure: the carcass of a burned-out building (the Mormon tower desecrates the holy temple site)

Ezekiels vision is a type and shadow of the return of Joseph.

(Ezekiel 1:1) 1 NOW it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month,as I (Joseph) was among the captives (the Quorum of 7/12) by the river of Chebar (Mississippi River), that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.

Joseph will sit with the Quorum of 7/12 for seven days. They will make plans to gather the 1st Elders to Kirtland and soon after the Wise Gentile Saints into Twelve Small Dominions.

(Ezekiel 3:15 – 17) 15 ¶ Then I came to (the Quorum of 7/12) them of the captivity at Tel-abib (Nauvoo), that dwelt by the river of Chebar (Mississippi River), and I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them seven days. 16 And it came to pass at the end of seven days, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 17 Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.

The Spiritual Quorums of the 7/12 are the Spirits of God sent forth to walk to and fro through all the earth. John and the three Nephites will play an important role in the 3rd Watch Marvelous Work.

(JST | Revelation 5:6) 6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having twelve horns and twelve eyes, which are the (Seven) twelve servants of God (Quorum of 7 / 12), sent forth into all the earth.

(Zechariah 1:8, 10) 8 I saw by night, and behold a man (Joseph) riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in the bottom; and behind him were there red horses, speckled, and white. … 10 And the man that stood among the myrtle trees answered and said, These are they (the Quorums of 7/12) whom the LORD hath sent to walk to and fro through the earth.

(Zechariah 4:10) 10 For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth.

The three Nephites

(3 Nephi 28:29) 29 And it shall come to pass, when the Lord seeth fit in his wisdom that they shall minister unto all the scattered tribes of Israel, and unto all nations, kindreds, tongues and people, and shall bring out of them unto Jesus many souls (Wise Gentile Saints), that their desire may be fulfilled, and also because of the convincing power of God which is in them.

John the Revelator

(D&C 7:2 – 3) 2 And I said unto him: Lord, give unto me power over death, that I may live and bring souls unto thee. 3 And the Lord said unto me: Verily, verily, I say unto thee, because thou desirest this thou shalt tarry until I come in my glory, and shalt prophesy before nations, kindreds, tongues and people.

 

 

A Light Shall Break Forth

Translating the Book of Mormon was the 1st thing Joseph accomplished during the foundation movement in 1829. The 3rd Watch will begin the same way with the printing of the New Translation / Brass Plates.

(Mormon 8:16) 16 And blessed be he that shall bring this thing (record) to light; for it shall be brought out of darkness unto light, according to the word of God; yea, it shall be brought out of the earth, and it shall shine forth out of darkness, and come unto the knowledge of the people; …

(D&C 45:28 – 29) 28 And when the times of the Gentiles is come in, a (record) light shall break forth among them that sit in darkness, and it shall be the fulness of my gospel; 29 But they receive it not; for they perceive not the light, and they turn their hearts from me because of the precepts of men.

This record will bring to light the 3rd Warch ministry.

(D&C 6:28) 28 … I give unto you, and also unto my servant Joseph, the keys of this gift, which shall bring to light this ministry, and in the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.

(D&C 9:2) 2 And then, behold, other records have I, that I will give unto you power that you may assist to translate. (Oliver Cowdery will help translate portions of the New Translation / Brass Plates)

image5.jpegThis record / light shall also bring salvation to the Wise Gentile Saints.(D&C 35:20) 20 And a commandment I give unto thee (Sidney) —that thou shalt write for him (Joseph); and the scriptures shall be given, even as they are in mine own bosom, to the salvation of mine own elect;(D&C 93:53) 53 And, verily I say unto you, that it is my will that you should hasten to translate my scriptures, and to obtain a knowledge of history, and of countries, and of kingdoms, of laws of God and man, and all this for the salvation of Zion. Amen.

(2 Nephi 3:15) 15 And his name shall be called after me; and it shall be after the name of his father. And he shall be like unto me; for the thing, which the Lord shall bring forth by his hand, by the power of the Lord shall bring my people unto salvation.

Isaiah 29 / 2 Nephi 27 has its final fulfillment in the 3rd Watch. The well known story of Professor Anthon was but a type and shadow. The leadership and Scholars of the Mormon Church are now the learned. Oliver will approach an Apostle or BYU Professor, someone of that stature, and give them an opportunity to see the words of the book. The Mormon Scholar will want to see the whole book which is not possible.

(2 Nephi 27:15 – 18) 15 But behold, it shall come to pass that the Lord God shall say unto him to whom he shall deliver the book: Take these words which are not sealed and deliver them to another, that he may show them unto the learned (An Apostle or scholar of the Mormon Church), saying: Read this, I pray thee. And the learned shall say: Bring hither the book (he will insist on seeing the whole record), and I will read them. 16 And now, because of the glory of the world and to get gain will they say this, and not for the glory of God. 17 And the man shall say: I cannot bring the book, for it is sealed. 18 Then shall the learned say: I cannot read it.

This light breaks forth in a day of war and great pollutions which easily identifies our days:

(Mormon 8:29 – 31) 29 Yea, it shall come in a day when there shall be heard of fires, and tempests, and vapors of smoke in foreign lands; 30 And there shall also be heard of wars, rumors of wars, and earthquakes in divers places. 31 Yea, it (the record) shall come in a day when there shall be great pollutions (Japan radiation, Gulf Stream oil spill, Middle East wars) upon the face of the earth;
The light breaking forth fulfills the parable of the fig-tree, gathering the Gentiles during the summer.

(D&C 45:36 – 37) 36 And when the light shall begin to break forth, it shall be with them like unto a parable which I will show you — 37 Ye look and behold the fig–trees, and ye see them with your eyes, and ye say when they begin to shoot forth, and their leaves are yet tender, that summer is now nigh at hand;

This record is the inspired Translation of the Brass Plates and will go to all nations, kindreds and tongues.

(1 Nephi 5:18) 18 That these plates of brass should go forth unto all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people who were of his seed.

(Alma 37:3 – 4) 3 And these plates of brass, which contain these engravings, which have the records of the holy scriptures upon them, which have the genealogy of our forefathers, even from the beginning — 4 Behold, it has been prophesied by our Fathers, that they should be kept and handed down from one generation to another, and be kept and preserved by the hand of the Lord until they should go forth unto every nation, kindred, tongue, and people, that they shall know of the mysteries contained thereon.

The Brass Plates will be so similar to the Bible the Christian world will say they already have a Bible.

(2 Nephi 29:3) 3 And because my words shall hiss forth—many of the Gentiles shall say: A Bible! A Bible! We have got a Bible, and there cannot be any more Bible.

The Mormons will also join the chorus that they need no more of the word of God.

(2 Nephi 28:29) 29 Wo be unto him that shall say: We have received the word of God, and we need no
more of the word of God, for we have enough!

Joseph will begin the New Translation in Nauvoo or Adam-ondi-Ahman but finish it in Kirtland Ohio.

(D&C 37:1) 1 BEHOLD, I say unto you that it is not expedient in me that ye should translate any more until ye shall go to the Ohio, and this because of the enemy and for your sakes.

Joseph prophesied that this record, the New Translation of the Bible, would go to the world.

(D&C 124:89) 89 If he will do my will let him from henceforth hearken to the counsel of my servant Joseph, and with his interest support the cause of the poor, and publish the new translation of my holy word unto the inhabitants of the earth.

(HC 1:314) It is not the will of the Lord to print any of the new Translation in the Star; but when it is published; it will all go to the world together, in a volume by itself;

(D&C 104:58 – 59) 58 And for this purpose I have commanded you to organize yourselves, even to print my words, the fulness of my scriptures, the revelations which I have given unto you, and which I shall, hereafter, from time to time give unto you—59 For the purpose of building up my church and kingdom on the earth, and to prepare my people for the time when I shall dwell with them, which is nigh at hand.

Joseph, as Gazelem will bring to light all the secret abominations unto every nation.

(Alma 37:23 – 25) 23 And the Lord said: I will prepare unto my servant Gazelem, a stone, which shall shine forth in darkness unto light, that I may discover unto my people who serve me, that I may discover unto them the works of their brethren, yea, their secret works, their works of darkness, and their wickedness and abominations. 24 And now, my son, these interpreters were prepared that the word of God might be fulfilled, which he spake, saying: 25 I will bring forth out of darkness unto light all their secret works and their abominations; and except they repent I will destroy them from off the face of the earth; and I will bring to light all their secrets and abominations, unto every nation that shall hereafter possess the land.

(D&C 78:9 1835 Edition) 9 Or, in other words, let my servant Ahashdah [Newel K. Whitney] and my servant Gaze-lam, or Enoch [Joseph Smith, Jun.] and my servant Pelagoram [Sidney Rigdon], sit in council with the saints which are ‘in Zion;

The Three Witnesses

In the 2nd Watch, the three witnesses assisted in bringing forth the work and preserving Joseph. But the emphasis was always that even though they left the church they never denied seeing the plates.

(Ether 5:2 – 3) 2 And behold, ye may be privileged that ye may show the plates unto those who shall assist to bring forth this work; 3 And unto three shall they be shown by the power of God; wherefore they shall know of a surety that these things are true.

image6.jpeg(D&C 17:3 – 4) 3 And after that you have obtained faith, and have seen them with your eyes, you shall testify of them, by the power of God; 4 And this you shall do that my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., may not be destroyed,

(Preface 3 Witnesses: 1) That we, through the grace of God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, have seen the plates which contain this record….And we also testify that we have seen the engravings which are upon the plates;

(D&C 5:26) 26 And I the Lord command him, my servant Martin Harris, that he shall say no more unto them concerning these things, except he shall say: I have seen them, and they have been shown unto me by the power of God; and these are the words which he shall say.

In the 3rd Watch Marvelous Work the three witnesses return and the emphasis changes. They now bear testimony of the words of the new translation into all the world.

(Ether 5:4) 4 And in the mouth of three witnesses shall these things be established; and the testimony of three (in the 3rd Watch), and this work, in the which shall be shown forth the power of God and also his word …and all this shall stand as a testimony against the world at the last day.

(2 Nephi 27:12) 12 Wherefore, at that day when the book shall be delivered unto the man of whom I have spoken, the book shall be hid from the eyes of the world, that the eyes of none shall behold it save it be that three witnesses shall behold it, by the power of God, besides him to whom the book shall be delivered; and they shall testify to the truth of the book and the things therein.

This generation, the church as an army and the desolation scourge are all 3rd Watch events.

(D&C 5:11 – 19) 11 And in addition to your testimony, the testimony of three of my servants, whom I shall call and ordain, unto whom I will show these things, and they shall go forth with my words that are given through you. … 14 And to none else will I grant this power, to receive this same testimony among this generation, in this the beginning of the rising up and the coming forth of my church out of the wilderness—clear as the moon, and fair as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners. 15 And the testimony of three witnesses will I send forth of my word. 16 And behold, whosoever believeth on my words, them will I visit with the manifestation of my Spirit; and they shall be born of me, even of water and of the Spirit—17 And you must wait yet a little while, for ye are not yet ordained—18 And their testimony shall also go forth unto the condemnation of this generation if they harden their hearts against them; 19 For a desolating scourge shall go forth among the inhabitants of the earth, and shall continue to be poured out from time to time, if they repent not, until the earth is empty, and the inhabitants thereof are consumed away and utterly destroyed by the brightness of my coming.

The 1st Laborers are Raised from the Dead

John, the three Nephites and the Quorums of 7/12 go to and fro raising the 1st laborers from the grave. The 1st Laborers will pick up where they left off preaching, baptizing and gathering the Wise Gentiles

(D&C 88:71 – 72) 71 And let those whom they have warned in their traveling call on the Lord, and ponder the warning in their hearts which they have received, for a little season (in Small Dominions). 72 Behold, and lo, I will take care of your flocks, and will raise up elders and send unto them.

(D&C 35:12) 12 And there are none that doeth good except those who are ready to receive the fulness of my gospel, which I have sent forth unto this generation.

(JST Luke 16:18) 18 Since that time, the kingdom of God is preached, and every man who seeketh truth presseth into it.

(Hebrews 13:2) 2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
(Teachings Pg 84) Men and angels are to be co-workers in bringing to pass this great work…

(D&C 11:6) 6 Now, as you have asked, behold, I say unto you, keep my commandments, and seek to bring forth and establish the cause of Zion.

(D&C 88:83) 83 He that seeketh me early shall find me, and shall not be forsaken.

(Words of Joseph Smith Pg 158) Whenever men can find out the will of god & find an Administrator legally authorized from God there is the Kingdom of god but where these are not, the Kingdom of God is not. All the ordinances For nothing will save a man but a legal administrator for none other will be acknowledged either by God or angels.

Are there 70 or more First Elders that come back similar to the 70 elders in Exodus 24?

(Exodus 24:9 – 10) 9 ¶ Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel: 10 And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness.

The following is a list of possible candidates for the office of First Elder to come back and finish their work. The 24 Kirtland High Priests were ordained on 3 June 1831 in the School House on the Morley Farm. Fifteen men were C/C = Called and Chosen by Joseph at a conference on 23 June 1834 in Kirtland.

California & Utah

Harvey G Whitlock

Hazen Aldrich

Peter Haws

Martin Harris

Simeon Carter

Thomas B. Marsh

Brigham Young

Reynolds Cahoon

Heber C. Kimball

Orson Pratt

Luke S. Johnson

W.W. Phelps

Joseph Young

Newel K Whitney

John Snider

Zebedee Coltrin

Isaac Morley

John Murdock

Orson Hyde

Phineas Young

Levi Hancock

1874 Bishop Creek California 

1873 buried El Monte California

California

10 June 1875 buried Clarkston Utah 

3 February 1869 buried Brigham City Utah

January 1866 buried Ogden Utah

29 August 1877 buried Salt Lake City Utah

29 April 1861 buried Salt Lake City Utah

22 June 1868 buried Salt Lake City Utah

3 October 1881 buried Salt Lake City Utah

9 December 1861 buried SLC Utah

7 March 1872 buried Salt Lake City Utah

16 July 1881 buried Salt Lake City Utah

24 September 1850 Salt Lake City Utah

19 December 1875 Salt Lake City Utah

24 July 1887 Spanish Fork Utah

24 June 1865 buried Fairview Utah

23 December 1871 buried Beaver Utah

28 November 1878 Spring City Utah

10 October 1879 Salt Lake City Utah

10 July 1882 buried Washington Utah

Saw the Father and the Son

7 Presidents of 70

Build Nauvoo House D&C 124

Friend and 3 Witnesses

C/C and 24 High Priests

C/C and President 1835 Twelve

1835 Twelve

Kirtland 24 High Priests

1835 Twelve

1835 Twelve

1835 Twelve

C/Cand Assistant President in Mo

7 Presidents of 70

Bishop

Build Nauvoo House D&C 124

Saw the Father and the Son

C/C & Kirtland 24 High Priests

Kirtland 24 High Priests

1835 Twelve

1835 Twelve

7 Presidents of 70

Midwest

Joseph Smith

Hyrum Smith

Samuel H. Smith

Don Carlos Smith

Joseph Smith, Sen

Edward Partridge

Robert Thompson

John Corrill

Frederick Williams

William Marks

George Miller

Solomon Hancock

William Smith

John C. Bennett

Roger Orton

Oliver Cowdery

David Whitmer

Jacob Whitmer

Peter Whitmer Jr

William E. McLellin

A Sidney Gilbert

Christian Whitmer

David W. Patten

Lyman Sherman

John Whitmer

Hiram Page

Wheeler Baldwin

Parley P. Pratt

Sylvester Smith

Newel Knight

William Law

Lyman E. Johnson

Lyman Wight

27 June 1844 buried Nauvoo Illinois

27 June 1844 buried Nauvoo Illinois

30 July 1844 buried Nauvoo Illinois

7 August 1844 buried Nauvoo Illinois   

14 September 1840 buried Nauvoo Illinois

27 May 1840 buried Nauvoo Illinois

27 August 1841 buried Nauvoo Illinois

1843 buried Quincy Illinois

10 Oct 1842 buried Quincy Illinois

22 May 1872 buried Plano Illinois

August 1856 died Marengo Illinois

2 December 1847 buried Iowa

13 November 1894 buried Osterdock Iowa

5 August 1867 Polk City Iowa

1851 Iowa

3 March 1850 buried Richmond Missouri

25 January 1888 buried Richmond Missouri

21 April 1856 buried Richmond Missouri 

22 September buried 1836 Liberty Missouri

24 April 1883 Independence Missouri

29 June 1834 buried near Fishing River Mo

1835 buried Far West Missouri 

27 October 1838 Far West Missouri

January or February 1839 Far West Missouri

11 July 1878 buried Kingston Missouri

12 August 1852 buried Excelsior Springs Mo

11 May 1887 buried Stewartville Missouri

13 May 1857 Alma Arkansas

22 February 1880 Council Bluffs Nebraska

11 January 1847 Ponca Camp Nebraska

12 January 1892 buried Shullsburg Wisconsin

20 December 1856 Prairie du Chien Wisconsin

31 March 1858 buried Zodiac Texas

Prophet and Seer

8 Witnesses and Prophet

8 Witnesses

Martyr

8 Witnesses

C/C, Bishop and 24 High Priests

Write the Proclamation

C/C, Kirtland 24 High Priests

Friend and 1st Presidency

Future Far West Stake President

Bishop, D&C 124 without guile

C/C, Kirtland 24 High Priests

1835 Twelve

D&C 124:16 and 1st Presidency

Seventy, Saw Visions in Kirtland

2nd Elder Friend and 3 Witnesses

C/C and 3 Witnesses

8 Witnesses

C/C and 8 Witnesses

1835 Twelve

C/C and Church Agent

C/C and 8 Witnesses

Martyr and 1835 Twelve

7 Presidents of 70 & D&C 108

C/C and 8 Witnesses

8 Witnesses

24 High Priests

C/C, 1835 Twelve, 24 High Priest

7 Presidents of 70

C/C

1st Presidency

1835 Twelve

C/C, Saw the Father and the Son

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East

Joseph Wakefield

Ezra Booth

Oliver Granger

Leonard Rich

*Sidney Rigdon

John F. Boynton

Alvin Smith

Joseph Brackenbury

Ezra Thayer

Warren A Cowdery

18 January1835 buried Willoughby Ohio

buried Hiram Ohio

25 August 1841 Kirtland Ohio

1868 buried Kirtland Ohio

14 July 1876 buried Friendship New York

20 October 1890 buried Syracuse New York

19 November 1823 buried Palmyra NY

7 January 1832 buried Pomfret New York

28 January 1856 Randolph Massachusetts

23 February 1851 Kirtland Ohio

24 High Priests

24 High Priests

D&C117:12-15 3rd Watch promise

7 Presidents of 70

Spokesman and 1st Presidency

1835 Twelve

Martyr

Martyr

24 High Priests

D&C 106 & Scribe for 110

The 1st Laborers Gather to the Ohio

image7.gifAt the 1830 foundation work during the winter of 1831 Joseph called for the 1st Laborers to assemble at Kirtland, Ohio to be organized into a School of the Prophets. During the 3rd Watch Marvelous Work Joseph will also call all the 1st Laborerors to gather to Kirthland to be organized and to receive an endowment of power.

(D&C 44:1) 1 BEHOLD, thus saith the Lord unto you my servants, it is expedient in me that the elders of my church should be called together, from the east and from the west, and from the north and from the south…

(D&C 37:1 – 3) 1 I say unto you that it is not expedient in me that ye should translate any more until ye
shall go to the Ohio, and this because of the enemy and for your sakes. 3 And again, a commandment I give unto the church, that it is expedient in me that they should assemble together at the Ohio

The 1st Laborers are commanded to gather to the Ohio where they receive an endowment of power.

(D&C 39:14 – 15) 14 Behold, verily, verily, I say unto thee, thou art not called to go into the eastern countries, but thou art called to go to the Ohio. 15 And inasmuch as my people shall assemble themselves at the Ohio, I have kept in store a blessing such as is not known among the children of men, and it shall be poured forth upon their heads. And from thence men shall go forth into all nations.

(D&C 38:31 – 33) 31 And that ye might escape the power of the enemy, and be gathered unto me a righteous people, without spot and blameless — 32 Wherefore, for this cause I gave unto you the commandment that ye should go to the Ohio; and there I will give unto you my law; and there you shall be endowed with power from on high; 33 And from thence, whosoever I will shall go forth among all nations, and it shall be told them what they shall do; for I have a great work laid up in store, for Israel shall be saved, and I will lead them whithersoever I will, and no power shall stay my hand.

image8.jpeg*Sidney Rigdon is buried in Friendship New York southwest of the Finger Lakes, 194 miles from Kirtland where the Nephites and Jaradites were destroyed. Sidney and a few others that were buried near Kirland will arrive first and will prepare for the arrival of the rest of the first laborers. He will arrange food, lodging, where to hold their meetings. He will get to know the LDS leaders and the Community of Christ who owns the Temple. Sidney is the Lion of Judah which makes Kirtland his town. Jerusalem the Capitol of the Tribe of Judah

Passover:  9 April 2020

1st Elders Organize a School of the Prophets

Once the 1st Elders have assembled to Kirtland, they will organize, instruct and edify each other and purify themselves for the great mission God has instore for them.

image9.jpeg(D&C 88:74) 74 And I give unto you, who are the first laborers in this last kingdom, a commandment that you assemble yourselves together, and organize yourselves, and prepare yourselves, and sanctify yourselves; yea, purify your hearts, and cleanse your hands and your feet before me, that I may make you clean;

(D&C 88:78 – 80) 78 Teach ye diligently and my grace shall attend you, that you may be instructed more perfectly in theory, in principle, in doctrine, in the law of the gospel, in all things that pertain unto the kingdom of God, that are expedient for you to understand; … 80 That ye may be prepared in all things when I shall send you again to magnify the calling whereunto I have called you, and the mission with which I have commissioned you.

(D&C 43:8 – 9) 8 And now, behold, I give unto you a commandment, that when ye are assembled together ye shall instruct and edify each other, that ye may know how to act and direct my church, how to act upon the points of my law and commandments, which I have given. 9 And thus ye shall become instructed in the law of my church, and be sanctified by that which ye have received, and ye shall bind yourselves to act in all holiness before me—

Organizing and instructing the priesthood quorums in the Kirtland Temple January / February 1836.

(Words of Joseph Smith) Thursday 28 attended school at the usual hours In the evening met the quorums of High Priests in the west room of the upper loft of the Lords house … conscrated and anointed the cousellors of the President of the High Priesthood and having instructed them & set the quorum in order I left them to perform the holy anointing… & went to the quorum of Elders… attend to organizing & instructing of the quorum of the Seventy… I found the twelve Apostles assembled with this quorum & I proceeded with the quorum of the Presidency to instruct them & the seven presidents of the seventy Elders to call upon God with uplifted hands to seal the blessings which had been promised to them by the holy anointing. As I organized this quorum with the presidency in this room, Pres Sylvester Smith saw a piller of fire rest down and abide upon the heads of the quorum as we stood in the midst of the twelve. When the Twelve & the seven were through with their sealing prayers I called upon Pres. Sidney Rigdon to seal them with uplifted hands & when he had done this & cried hosanna that all the congregation should join him & shout hosanna to God & the Lamb & glory to God in the highest – It was done so & Elder Roger Orton saw a flaming might Angel riding upon a horse of fire with a flaming sword in his hand followed by five others—encircle the house & protect the saints even the Lords anointed from the power of Satan & a host of evil spirits which were striving to disturb the saints—Pres. Wm Smith one of the Twelve saw the heavens opened & the Lords host protecting the Lords anointed, Pres. Z Coltrine one of the seven saw the savior extended before him as upon the cross & little after crowned with a glory upon his head above the brightness of the sun after these things were over & a glorious vision which I saw had passed….

Day of Pentecost 31 May 2020

The New Morley Farm Endowment

The Children of Israel under Moses experienced the 1st Pentecost

(lifestreamteaching.com) Israel left Egypt by beginning their journey on the 15th day of the first month. The fifteenth day of the second month would be 30 days after leaving Egypt. From the 15th of the second month to the end of the month would be another 15 days making a total of 45 days. The first day of the third month would be the 46th day. This timeline is important because God came down on Mount Sinai on the 50th day, …

On the Day of Pentecost  the Servants will hold a solemn assembly and receive an endowment. They celebrate the 50 day harvest of the 1st laborers and the giving of the Law on Mt Sinai.

(D&C 88:70) 70 Tarry ye, tarry ye in this place, and call a solemn assembly, even of those who are the first laborers in this last kingdom.

(D&C 109:6) 6 And as thou hast said in a revelation, given to us, calling us thy friends, saying—Call your solemn assembly, as I have commanded.

image10.jpegIn the 2nd Watch Joseph received the keys of the Priesthood from Elijah.

(D&C 2:1) 1 BEHOLD, I will reveal unto you the Priesthood, by the hand of Elijah the prophet, before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.

(D&C 110:14) 14 Behold, the time has fully come, which was spoken of by the mouth of Malachi—testifying that he [Elijah] should be sent, before the great and dreadful day of the Lord come

In the 3rd Watch Joseph will return to fulfill his mission of Elijah to restore the priesthood

(Malachi 4:5 – 6) 5 ¶ Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: 6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

(HC 3:49 David W Patten identified Joseph as the Deliverer & Marred Servant) Upon this servant is bestowed the keys of the dispensation of the fulness of time, that from him the Priesthood of God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, might be given to many, and the order of the dispensation established on the earth.

In the 2nd Watch the Melchizedek Priesthood was lost requiring it to be restored in the 3rd Watch.

(D&C 124:28) 28 For there is not a place found on earth that he may come to and restore again that which was lost unto you, or which he hath taken away, even the fulness of the priesthood.

(D&C 113:8) 8 … and to put on her strength is to put on the authority of the priesthood, which she, Zion, has a right to by lineage; also to return to that power which she had lost.

The Servants will offer an acceptable offering and receive an endowment from on high.

(D&C 84:31) 31 … concerning the sons of Moses—for the sons of Moses and also the sons of Aaron shall offer an acceptable offering and sacrifice in the house of the Lord, which house shall be built unto the Lord in this (the 2nd Watch) generation, upon the consecrated spot as I have appointed—

(Malachi 3:3) 3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.

(Words of Joseph Smith Pg 158) The endowment was to prepare the disciples for their mission into the world.

(D&C 109:35 – 37) 35 Let the anointing of thy ministers be sealed upon them with power from on high. 36 Let it be fulfilled upon them, as upon those on the day of Pentecost; let the gift of tongues be poured out upon thy people, even cloven tongues as of fire, and the interpretation thereof. 37 And let thy house be filled, as with a rushing mighty wind, with thy glory.

(D&C 95:7 – 9) 7 And for this cause I gave unto you a commandment that you should call your solemn assembly, that your fastings and your mourning might come up into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth, which is by interpretation, the creator of the first day, the beginning and the end. 8 Yea, verily I say unto you, I gave unto you a commandment that you should build a house (Kirtland Temple), in the which house I design to endow those whom I have chosen with power from on high; 9 For this is the promise of the Father unto you; therefore I command you to tarry, even as mine apostles at Jerusalem.

The Meridian Apostles experienced the same as they waited for the Pentecost to go forth.

(Luke 24:47, 49) 47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. … 49 ¶ And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

(Acts 2:1 – 4) 1 AND when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Their Endowment will remove the Yoke – Bands from around the necks of the servants.

(D&C 109:32 – 33) 32 Therefore we plead before thee for a full and complete deliverance from under this yoke; 33 Break it off, O Lord; break it off from the necks of thy servants, by thy power, that we may rise up in the midst of this generation and do thy work.

(D&C 113:10) 10 … The bands of her neck are the curses of God upon her, or the remnants of Israel in their scattered condition among the Gentiles.

Sidney: the High Priest of the Lord

Sidney is the literal firstborn descendant of Aaron and as such could perform baptisms.

(D&C 68:15) 15 No man has a legal right to this office, to hold the keys of this priesthood, except he be a literal descendant and the firstborn of Aaron.

As a Cambilite Bishop (sidneyrigdon.com/wht/1891WhE6.htm) Sidney performed acceptable baptisms.

(D&C 35:5) 5 Thou didst baptize by water unto repentance, but they received not the Holy Ghost;

image11.jpegSidney was the 2nd Watch scapegoat,

(Leviticus 16:8) 8 And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for the LORD, and the other lot for the scapegoat.

and the 3rd Watch High Priest.

(Zechariah 3:3 – 4) 3 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel. 4 And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment.

As the High Priest, he cleanses the Kirtland Temple by making atonement for the Holy Sanctuary.

(Leviticus 16:33 – 34) 33 And he shall make an atonement for the holy sanctuary, and he shall make an atonement for the tabernacle of the congregation, and for the altar, and he shall make an atonement for the priests, and for all the people of the congregation. 34 And this shall be an everlasting statute unto you, to make an atonement for the children of Israel for all their sins once a year …

image12.jpegThe Lord is the Lion of the tribe of Juda but he’s in heaven and already worthy. The demand is for someone on earth to be worthy.

(Revelation 5:3 – 5) 3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. 4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. 5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

Sidney becomes worthy through the indwelling. The Lord indwells Sidney and he becomes the Lion of the tribe of Judah in the same way Joseph becomes the Branch, the stone and the Lamb.

Sidney, is the Spokesman. 

(D&C 100:9 – 11) 9 And it is expedient in me that you, my servant Sidney, should be a spokesman unto this people; yea, verily, I will ordain you unto this calling, even to be a spokesman unto my servant Joseph. 10 And I will give unto him power to be mighty in testimony. 11 And I will give unto thee power to be mighty in expounding all scriptures, that thou mayest be a spokesman unto him, and he shall be a revelator unto thee, that thou mayest know the certainty of all things pertaining to the things of my kingdom on the earth.

(2 Nephi 3:18) 18 And the Lord said unto me also: I will raise up unto the fruit of thy loins; and I will make for him a spokesman. And I, behold, I will give unto him that he shall write the writing of the fruit of thy loins, unto the fruit of thy loins; and the spokesman of thy loins shall declare it.

Sidney also has the responsibility to proclaims the acceptable year of the Lord. 

(D&C 93:51) 51 Now, I say unto you, my friends, let my servant Sidney Rigdon go on his journey, and make haste, and also proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the gospel of salvation, as I shall give him utterance; and by your prayer of faith with one consent I will uphold him.

(Isaiah 61:1 – 2) 1 THE Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me (Sidney as the Spokesman); because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; 2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;

The acceptable year of the Lord.

(Leviticus 25:10) 10 And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.

(http://defendproclaimthefaith.org/Purpose_Jubilee.htm) The dividing of the 69 weeks into and 49 and 434 year segments was a clear way to focus on the Jubilee year.  At the end of seven weeks or 49 years, the people were to celebrate the Jubilee year with the anticipation of the coming to King Messiah. On this 50th year, they were to proclaim liberty throughout the land, repent their sin, and realize they needed to be permanently freed from the bondage and penalty of that sin.  Jesus of Nazareth, King Messiah, will bring complete liberty in land and freedom from sin.  He will be the Jubilee.

(http://defendproclaimthefaith.org/Purpose_Jubilee.htm) The Jubilee does not begin on the New Year, but it actually starts 10 days later during the Day of Atonement.  There is an extremely important reason for this.  The Day of Atonement is when all of Israel ’s iniquities, transgressions and sins were forgiven and the people were clean before the LORD.  The Day of Atonement was the day when the people were free from the penalty of their sin!

Our Savior also proclaimed the acceptable Jubilee year at the beginning of his earthly ministry.

(Luke 4:18 – 19,) 18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

(Luke 4:28 – 30) 28 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, 29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong. 30 But he passing through the midst of them went his way,

31 May 2020 to 19 September 2020

The 1st Elders Gather the Wise Gentile Saints

The 1st Elders leave Kirtland and gather the Wise Gentile Saints into the Small Dominions. They will proceed from town to town baptizing, organizing, and strengthening the Wise Gentile Saints.

(1 Nephi 14:12) 12 And it came to pass that 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.

(D&C 33:2 – 5, 10) 2 For verily, verily, I say unto you that ye are called to lift up your voices as with the sound of a trump, to declare my gospel unto a crooked and perverse generation. 3 For behold, the field is white already to harvest; and it is the eleventh hour, and the last time that I shall call laborers into my vineyard. 4 And my vineyard has become corrupted every whit; and there is none which doeth good save it be a few; and they err in many instances because of priestcrafts, all having corrupt minds. 5 And verily, verily, I say unto you, that this church have I established and called forth out of the wilderness. … 10 Yea, open your mouths and they shall be filled, saying: Repent, repent, and pre-pare ye the way of the Lord, and make his paths straight; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand;

(D&C 95:4) 4 For the preparation wherewith I design to prepare mine apostles to prune my vineyard for the last time, that I may bring to pass my strange act, that I may pour out my Spirit upon all flesh—

The Lord gathers us into Small Dominions so we don’t over whelm the people like the Saints did in Jackson, Daviess, and Caldwell Counties and the power displayed in Nauvoo.

(D&C 105:24 – 27) 24 Talk not of judgments, neither boast of faith nor of mighty works, but carefully gather together, as much in one region as can be, consistently with the feelings of the people; 25 And behold, I will give unto you favor and grace in their eyes, that you may rest in peace and safety, while you are saying unto the people: Execute judgment and justice for us according to law, and redress us of our wrongs. 26 Now, behold, I say unto you, my friends, in this way you may find favor in the eyes of the people, until the army of Israel becomes very great. 27 And I will soften the hearts of the people, as I did the heart of Pharaoh, from time to time, until my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., and mine elders, whom I have appointed, shall have time to gather up the strength of my house,

The parable of the fig tree gives them the summer months to gather the Wise Gentiles Saints.

(D&C 45:36 – 37) 36 And when the light shall begin to break forth, it shall be with them like unto a parable which I will show you — 37 Ye look and behold the fig–trees, and ye see them with your eyes, and ye say when they begin to shoot forth, and their leaves are yet tender, that summer is now nigh at hand;

(Luke 21:29 – 32) 29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; 30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. 31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. 32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.

(D&C 45:2) 2 And again I say, hearken unto my voice, lest death shall overtake you; in an hour (of Judgment) when ye think not the summer shall be past, and the harvest ended, and your souls not saved.

The Wise Gentile Saints are to seek an Ensign, a Standard, a light, and a messenger.

(2 Nephi 21:10) 10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the (Wise) Gentiles seek; and his rest shall be glorious.

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

We are to look for Angels to bring forth the 3rd Watch Marvelous Work.

(Words of Joseph Smith Pg 12) When the fig tree leavens, know that the summer is nigh at hand. we may look for Angels & receive their ministering but we are to try the spirits and prove them.

(Words of Joseph Smith Pg 13) The harvest cannot come without Angels; The Son of Man is to send forth his Angels. The Son of Man Said that the Saints shall judge the world and Angels.

As we prepare to flee Babylon, we will give the warning voice to our neighbors.

(D&C 63:36 – 37) 36 … seeing that I, the Lord, have decreed all these things upon the face of the earth, I will that my saints should be assembled upon the land of Zion; 37 And that every man should take righteousness in his hands and faithfulness upon his loins, and lift a warning voice unto the inhabitants of the earth; and declare both by word and by flight that desolation shall come upon the wicked.

(D&C 38:41 – 42) 41 And let your preaching be the warning voice, every man to his neighbor, in mildness and in meekness. 42 And go ye out from among the wicked. Save yourselves. …

The Wise Gentile Saints Organize a School of the Prophets

The repentant Wise Gentile Virgins now belong to the Church of the Lamb of God.

(1 Nephi 14:10) 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.

(3 Nephi 21:22) 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 the remnant of Jacob, unto whom I have given this land for their inheritance;

While in their School of the Prophets, they will attend to their washing and anointings.

(HC 2:379 – 382) the First Presidency retired to the attic story of the printing office, where we attended the ordinance of washing our bodies in pure water. We also perfumed our bodies and our heads, in the name of the Lord. At early candle-light I met with the Presidency at the west school room, in the Temple, to attend to the ordinance of anointing our heads with holy oil

(D&C 124:39) 39 Therefore, verily I say unto you, that your anointings, and your washings, … and your solemn assemblies, and your memorials for your sacrifices by the sons of Levi, …

(HC 2:391 – 392) the Prophet called the anointed together to receive the seal of all their blessings …. The first part [of the inspired order was] to be spent in solemn prayer before God, without any talking or confusion; and the conclusion with a sealing prayer by President Rigdon, when all the quorums were to shout with one accord a solemn hosanna to God and the Lamb, with an Amen, Amen and Amen; and then all take seats and lift up their hearts in silent prayer to God, and if any obtain a prophecy or vision, to rise and speak that all may be edified and rejoice together.

The Law will be sealed up and the Saints prepared for the Hour of Judgment at Midnight.

(D&C 88:84) 84 Therefore, tarry ye, and labor diligently, that you (the 1st Elders) may be perfected in your ministry to go forth among the Gentiles for the last time, as many as the mouth of the Lord shall name, to bind up the law and seal up the testimony, and to prepare the (Wise Gentile) saints for the hour of judgment which is to come

(Isaiah 8:16) 16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.

(D&C 109:38) 38 Put upon thy servants the testimony of the covenant, that when they go out and proclaim thy word they may seal up the law, and prepare the hearts of thy (Wise Gentile) saints for all those judgments thou art about to send, in thy wrath, upon the inhabitants of the earth, because of their transgressions, that thy people may not faint in the day of trouble.

Perhaps there are as many 7,000 Wise Gentiles Virgin Saints, maybe as few as 2,500.

(1 Kings 19:18) 18 Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.

(Romans 11:4 – 5) 4 But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal. 5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.

(rsc.byu.edu/archived) In 1834, the Church was still young—less than four years old. Membership was probably between 2,000 and 2,500, with approximately 1,200 Saints living in Missouri and another six to eight hundred living in Kirtland and northeastern Ohio. The remaining three to four hundred resided in scattered branches primarily in Pennsylvania, New York, Michigan, and Ontario, Canada.

image13.jpegIn the Meridian Church there were 7 Servants over 7 Churches.

(Revelation 1:20) 20 The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.

In the Small Dominions, the 12 Spiritual Apostles will preside over the 12 Churches.

(JST Revelation 5:6) 6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having twelve horns and twelve eyes, which are the twelve servants of God, sent forth into all the earth.

The Wise Gentiles are gathered into 12 tribes which evolves into the 12 stakes of the 144,000.


(D&C 77:11) 11 Q. What are we to understand by sealing the one hundred and forty-four thousand, out of all the tribes of Israel—twelve thousand out of every tribe?

(Nauvoo Discourses, 19 July 1840) Afterwards read the parable of the 12 olive trees and said speaking of the Land of Zion It consists of all N. & S America but that any place where the Saints gather is Zion which every righteous man will build up for a place of safety for his children The olive trees are 12 stakes which are yet to be built not the temple in Jackson [County, Missouri] as some suppose for while the 12 stakes are being built we will be at peace but the Nations of the Earth will be at war.

19 September 2020 – the Feast of Trumpets

Wise Gentiles Call their Solemn Asemblies

The Wise Gentile Saints hold their Solomn Assembly over an eight day period: starting on the Feast of Trumpets through the Day of Atonement. Followed by the opening of the 7 Seals on the Feast of Tabernacles.

(Numbers 29:1) 1 AND in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, ye shall have an holy convocation; … it is a day of blowing the (Feast of) trumpets unto you.

(Numbers 29:7) 7 ¶ And ye shall have on the tenth day (of Atonement) of this seventh month an holy convocation; and ye shall afflict your souls: ye shall not do any work therein:

(Numbers 29:12) 12 ¶ And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month ye shall have an holy convocation; … and ye shall keep a feast (of Tabernacles) unto the LORD seven days:

The Wise Gentiles call their Solemn Assemblies.

(D&C 109:10 – 11) 10 And now, Holy Father, we ask thee to assist us, thy people, with thy grace, in calling our solemn assembly, that it may be done to thine honor and to thy divine acceptance; 11 And in a manner that we may be found worthy, in thy sight, to secure a fulfillment of the promises which thou hast made unto us, thy people, in the revelations given unto us

(D&C 133:4 – 6) 4 Wherefore, prepare ye, prepare ye, O my people; sanctify yourselves; gather ye together, O ye people of my church, upon the land of Zion, all you that have not been commanded to tarry. 5 Go ye out from Babylon. Be ye clean that bear the vessels of the Lord. 6 Call your solemn assemblies, and speak often one to another….

The washing of the feet fulfills the Law of Moses.

image15.jpeg(D&C 88:139 – 141) 139 for unto this end was the ordinance of the washing of feet instituted. … 141 …commenced with prayer; and …partaking of bread and wine, he is to gird himself according to the pattern given in the thirteenth chapter of John’s testimony …

(JST John 13:10) 10 Jesus saith to him, He that has washed his hands and his head, needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit; and ye are clean, but not all. Now this was the custom of the Jews under their law; wherefore, Jesus did this that the law might be fulfilled.

(Luke 7:44 – 46) 44 And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head. 45 Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet. 46 My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.

(Exodus 3:5) 5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.

(Genesis 18:4) 4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:

28 September 2020 – Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement

The Lamb takes the Book with 7 Seals

On the 8th day is Yom Kippur,  the Wise Gentile Saints hold a Solemn Assembly.

image16.jpegIn Heaven Christ the Lord who is the Lamb, reaches out and takes the Book from the Fathers hand. On earth, Christ indwells Joseph making him the Lamb with seven horns.

(JST Revelation 5:6 – 7) 6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood (Jesus) a Lamb as it had been slain, (and Joseph on earth) having (seven) twelve horns and (seven) twelve eyes, which are the (seven) twelve servants of God, sent forth into all the earth. 7 And he (Jesus) came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.

In their Solemn Assembly, the Wise Gentile Saints offer prayers which are described as being odours kept in heaven in golden vials. The Wise Gentiles also learn a new song and acknowledge that they have been redeemed by through the blood of Jesus the Christ.

(Revelation 5:8 – 10) 8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of (the Wise Gentile) saints. 9 And they (the Saints) sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us (the Saints) to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; 10 And hast made us (the Saints) unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

Revelation 14 describes the same event: the Wise Gentiles stand on Mount Sion with the rest of their brethren of the Quorum of 144,000. The Four beasts and 24 Elders are playing on their harps. The Wise Gentiles learn the new song and are redeemed from among men being the firstfruits unto God.

(Revelation 14:1 – 5) 1 AND I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads. 2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: 3 And they (the Saints) sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. 4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. 5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.

Joseph was given to hold the keys of the mystery of the Opening of the 7 Seals on the earth.


(D&C 35:18) 18 And I have given unto him the keys of the mystery of those things which have been sealed, even things which were from the foundation of the world, and the things which shall come from this time until the time of my coming

(D&C 28:7) 7 For I have given him the keys of the mysteries, and the revelations which are sealed, …

Christ indwells Joseph and he is identified as the Branch.

(Zechariah 6:12 – 13) 12 And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD: 13 Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both (Christ indwelling both Sidney and Joseph).

(2 Nephi 3:5) 5 Wherefore, Joseph truly saw our day. And he obtained a promise of the Lord, that out of the fruit of his loins the Lord God would raise up a righteous branch unto the house of Israel; not the Messiah, but a branch which was to be broken off, nevertheless, to be remembered in the covenants of the Lord that the Messiah should be made manifest unto them in the latter days, in the spirit of power, unto the bringing of them out of darkness unto light—…

Christ, indwelling Joseph, makes him literally “the Arm of the Lord”, the Davidic King.

(D&C 90:10) 10 And then cometh the day when the arm of the Lord shall be revealed in power
in convincing the nations, the heathen nations, the house of Joseph, of the gospel of their salvation.

(Isaiah 51:9) 9 ¶ Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon?

(2 Samuel 7:12 – 13) 12 ¶ And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom. 13 He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever.

(Luke 1:32) 32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:

Joseph is the Marred Servant.

(Isaiah 52:13 – 14) 13 ¶ Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. 14 As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man,
and his form more than the sons of men:

(3 Nephi 21:9 – 10) 9 For in that day, for my sake shall the Father work a work, which shall be a great and a marvelous work among them; and there shall be among them those who will not believe it, although a man shall declare it unto them. 10 But behold, the life of my servant shall be in my hand; therefore they shall not hurt him, although he shall be marred because of them. Yet I will heal him, for I will show unto them that my wisdom is greater than the cunning of the devil.

Joseph is the one mighty and strong.

(D&C 85:7) 7 And it shall come to pass that I, the Lord God, will send one mighty and strong, holding
the scepter of power in his hand, clothed with light for a covering, whose mouth shall utter words,
eternal words; while his bowels shall be a fountain of truth, to set in order the house of God, and to
arrange by lot the inheritances of the saints whose names are found, and the names of their fathers, and of their children, enrolled in the book of the law of God;

Joseph is also described as the Candlestick, Zerubbabel, the Stone and the Lamb each are associated with the fabulous Quorum of Seven and by association the Quorum of 12.

(Zechariah 4:2) 2 And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick (Joseph) all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and (Joseph) his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof:

(Zechariah 4:9 – 10) 9 The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you. 10 … for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of (Joseph) Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth.

(Zechariah 3:9) 9 For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one (Joseph) stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.

(Revelation 5:6) 6 … a Lamb (Joseph) as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

The Endowment

While in their Solemn Assembly, the Saints receive an Endowment specific to their needs.

(D&C 109:10 – 11) 10 And now, Holy Father, we ask thee to assist us, thy people (Wise Gentile Saints), with thy grace, in calling our solemn assembly, that it may be done to thine honor and to thy divine acceptance; 11 And in a manner that we may be found worthy, in thy sight, to secure a fulfilment of the promises which thou hast made unto us, thy people, in the revelations given unto us;

(D&C 109:15) 15 And that they may grow up in thee, and receive a fulness of the Holy Ghost, and be organized according to thy laws and be prepared to obtain every needful thing;

(D&C 109:24 – 28) 24 We ask thee, Holy Father, to establish the people (Wise Gentile Saints) that shall worship, and honorably hold a name and standing in this thy house, to all generations and for eternity; 25 That no weapon formed against them shall prosper; that he who diggeth a pit for them shall fall into the same himself; … 27 And if any people shall rise against this people, that thine anger be kindled against them; 28 And if they shall smite this people thou wilt smite them; thou wilt fight for thy people as thou didst in the day of battle, that they may be delivered from the hands of all their enemies.

(D&C 105:10 – 12) 10 That they themselves may be prepared, and that my people (Wise Gentile Saints) may be taught more perfectly, and have experience, and know more perfectly concerning their duty, and the things which I require at their hands. 11 And this cannot be brought to pass until mine (1st) elders are endowed with power from on high. 12 For behold, I have prepared a great endowment and blessing to be poured out upon them, inasmuch as they are faithful and continue in humility before me.

They will receive the Fathers name in their foreheads which makes their calling and election sure.

(D&C 109:26) 26 That no combination of wickedness shall have power to rise up and prevail over thy people upon whom thy name shall be put in this house;

(Words of Joseph Smith Pg 241 – 242) Also where it says and they shall seal the servants of God in their foreheads etc. it means to seal the blessings on their heads meaning the ever-lasting covenant thereby making their calling & election sure

(Acts 15:17) 17 That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the (Wise) Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.

The Wise Gentiles Live the Law of Consecration

The saints are required to give all for the salvation of Mankind.

(Lectures on Faith Pg 58) Joseph Smith said, A religion that does not require the sacrifice of all things never has power sufficient to produce the faith necessary unto life and salvation.

(D&C 78:4) 4 For a permanent and everlasting establishment and order unto my church, to advance the cause, which ye have espoused, to the salvation of man, and to the glory of your Father who is in heaven;

We are to purchase the lands upon which we will live the Law of consecration.

(D&C 105:29) 29 For it is my will that these lands should be purchased; and after they are purchased that my saints should possess them according to the laws of consecration which I have given.

The Wise Gentile Saints will obey and live the Law of Consecration.

(D&C 42:30 – 31) 30 And behold, thou wilt remember the poor, and consecrate of thy properties for their support that which thou hast to impart unto them, with a covenant and a deed which cannot be broken. 31 And inasmuch as ye impart of your substance unto the poor, ye will do it unto me; and they shall be laid before the bishop of my church and his counselors, two of the elders, or high priests, …

(D&C 82:17 – 18) 17 And you are to be equal, or in other words, you are to have equal claims on the properties, for the benefit of managing the concerns of your stewardships, every man according to his wants and his needs, inasmuch as his wants are just — 18 And all this for the benefit of the church of the living God, … that every man may gain other talents, yea, even an hundred fold, to be cast into the Lord’s storehouse, to become the common property of the whole church—

(D&C 78:13 – 14) 13 Behold, this is the preparation wherewith I prepare you, and the foundation, and the ensample which I give unto you, whereby you may accomplish the commandments which are given you; 14 That through my providence, notwithstanding the tribulation which shall descend upon you, that the church may stand independent above all other creatures beneath the celestial world;

The Wise Gentiles are to have two treasuries: one for sacred uses and one for the day-to-day operation.

(D&C 104:62 – 66) 62 And there shall be a seal upon the treasury, and all the sacred things shall be delivered into the treasury; and no man among you shall call it his own, or any part of it, for it shall belong to you all with one accord. 63 And I give it unto you from this very hour; and now see to it, that ye go to and make use of the stewardship which I have appointed unto you, (#1) exclusive of the sacred things, for the purpose of printing these sacred things as I have said. 64 And the avails of the sacred things shall be had in the treasury, and a seal shall be upon it; and it shall not be used or taken out of the treasury by any one, neither shall the seal be loosed which shall be placed upon it, only by the voice of the order, or by commandment. … 66 And this shall be called the sacred treasury of the Lord; and a seal shall be kept upon it that it may be holy and consecrated unto the Lord.

(D&C 104:67 – 68) 67 And again, there shall be (#2) another treasury prepared, and a treasurer appointed to keep the treasury, and a seal shall be placed upon it; 68 And all moneys that you receive in your stewardships, by improving upon the properties which I have appointed unto you, in houses, or in lands, or in cattle, or in all things save it be the holy and sacred writings, which I have reserved unto myself for holy and sacred purposes, shall be cast into the treasury as fast as you receive moneys, by hundreds, or by fifties, or by twenties, or by tens, or by fives.

All Saints from the beginning of the world have lived the Law of Consecration.

(Acts 4:32) 32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

(4 Nephi 1:3) 3 And they had all things common among them; therefore there were not rich and poor, bond and free, bu they were all made free, and partakers of the heavenly gift.
Wise Gentiles purchase their inheritance

Wise Gentiles Purchase their Inheritance

The Bishop or an agent will be used to purchase property on the Land of Zion.

(D&C 58:50 – 51) 50 And I give unto my servant Sidney Rigdon a commandment, that he shall write a description of the land of Zion, and a statement of the will of God, as it shall be made known by the Spirit unto him; 51 And an epistle and subscription, to be presented unto all the churches to obtain moneys, to be put into the hands of the bishop, of himself or the agent, as seemeth him good or as he shall direct, to purchase lands for an inheritance for the children of God.

We are to purchase the lands in advance to the gathering to avoid confusion and pestilence.

(D&C 63:24) 24 And now, behold, this is the will of the Lord your God concerning his saints, that they should assemble themselves together unto the land of Zion, not in haste, lest there should be confusion, which bringeth pestilence.

image19.gif(D&C 101:70 – 73) 70 Which saith, or teacheth, to purchase all the lands with money, which can be purchased for money, in the region (Daviess & Caldwell Counties) round about the land which I have appointed to be the land of Zion, for the beginning of the gathering of my saints; 71 All the land which can be purchased in Jackson county, and the counties round about, and leave the residue in mine hand. 72 Now, verily I say unto you, let all the churches gather together all their moneys; let these things be done in their time, but not in haste; and observe to have all things prepared before you. 73 And let honorable men be appointed, even wise men, and send them to purchase these lands.

(D&C 101:68) 68 Nevertheless, as I have said unto you in a former commandment, let not your gathering be in haste, nor by flight; but let all things be prepared before you.

We purchase the land to have advantage of the world.

(D&C 63:25 – 27) 25 Behold, the land of Zion—I, the Lord, hold it in mine own hands; 26 Nevertheless, I, the Lord, render unto Cæsar the things which are Cæsar’s. 27 Wherefore, I the Lord will that you should purchase the lands, that you may have advantage of the world, that you may have claim on the world, that they may not be stirred up unto anger.

We need to obtain an inheritance by purchase rather than by blood. I find that interesting because at the right time, the Lord’s people will become terrible as an army with banners and redeem Zion with power.

(D&C 63: 29 – 31) 29 … the land of Zion shall not be obtained but by purchase or by blood, otherwise there is none inheritance for you. 30 And if by purchase, behold you are blessed; 31 And if by blood, as you are forbidden to shed blood, lo, your enemies are upon you, and ye shall be scourged from city to city, and from synagogue to synagogue, and but few shall stand to receive an inheritance.

(D&C 58:53) 53 Behold, here is wisdom. Let them do this lest they receive none inheritance, save it be by the shedding of blood.

We need to purchase an inheritance because soon there will be wars in our own lands.

(D&C 45:62 – 65) 62 For verily I say unto you, that great things await you; 63 Ye hear of wars (WWIII) in foreign lands; but, behold, I say unto you, they are nigh, even at your doors, and not many years hence ye shall hear of wars in your own lands (Assyrian Invasion). … 65 And with one heart and with one mind, gather up your riches that ye may purchase an inheritance which shall hereafter be appointed unto you.

We are to purchase homes according to the laws of man.

(D&C 44: 4 – 5) 4 And many shall be converted, insomuch that ye shall obtain power to organize yourselves according to the laws of man; 5 That your enemies may not have power over you; that you may be preserved in all things; that you may be enabled to keep my laws; that every bond may be broken wherewith the enemy seeketh to destroy my people.

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

(D&C 51:5 – 6) 5 And if he shall transgress and is not accounted worthy to belong to the church, he shall not have power to claim that portion which he has consecrated unto the bishop for the poor and needy of my church; therefore, he shall not retain the gift, but shall only have claim on that portion that is deeded unto him. 6 And thus all things shall be made sure, according to the laws of the land.

In the History of the Church, Joseph had very practical things to say about the gathering.

(HC 1:379 – 387) Again, while in the world, it is not the duty of a disciple to exhaust all his means in bringing the poor to Zion; and this because if all should do so, there would be nothing to put in the storehouse in Zion for the purpose which the Lord has commanded. … For the disciples to suppose that they can come to this land without ought to eat, or the drink, or to wear, or anything to purchase these necessaries with, is a vain thought. For them to suppose that the Lord will open the windows of heaven, and rain down angel’s food for them by the way…for them to suppose that their clothes and shoes will not wear out upon the journey…the circumstances of the Saints in gathering to the land of Zion in these last days are very different from those of the children of Israel, after they despised the promised rest of the Lord, after they were brought out of the land of Egypt…But to suppose we can come up here and take possession of this land by the shedding of blood, would be setting at naught the law of the glorious Gospel and also the word of our great Redeemer: and to suppose we can take possession of this country without making regular purchases of the same, according to the laws of our nation, would be reproaching this great republic, in which most of us were born, and under whose auspices we all have protection. …But consider that when they have been gathered to Zion, means will be needed to purchase their inheritances, and means will be needed to purchase food and raiment for at least one year…they would be better off in Zion than in the world, troubled as it is, and will shortly be, with plagues, famines, pestilences, and utter destruction upon the ungodly. … It is a matter of much surprise to us, that our brethren should come up to the land of Zion, as many do, without bringing garden seeds, and even seeds of all kinds. The Jaredites and Nephites took with them of all kinds;

(Deuteronomy 8:3 – 4) 3 And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live. 4 Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years.

Satan is Cast Out of Heaven

The 2nd Watch foundation movement failed to establish Zion and War ensued in Heaven; the War comes to a climax at the beginning of the 3rd Watch, Satan and his Angels are cast to the earth. Satan is allowed to accuse the righteous in the presence of God whenever the fullness of the Gospel in on the earth.

(Revelation 12:7 – 9) 7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, … which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

(Revelation 12:10 – 12) 10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: For the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. 12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! For the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

Satan fell from heaven at the Meridian of time.

(Luke 10:17 – 18) 17 ¶ And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. 18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

Satan fell from Heaven at the beginning of the earth.

(2 Nephi 2:17 – 18) 17 And I, Lehi, according to the things which I have read, must needs suppose that an angel of God, according to that which is written, had fallen from heaven; wherefore, he became a devil, having sought that which was evil before God. 18 And because he had fallen from heaven, and had become miserable forever, he sought also the misery of all mankind. Wherefore, he said unto Eve, yea, even that old serpent, who is the devil, who is the father of all lies, wherefore he said: Partake of the forbidden fruit, and ye shall not die, but ye shall be as God, knowing good and evil.

(D&C 29:36 – 37) 36 And it came to pass that Adam, being tempted of the devil—for, behold, the devil was before Adam, for he rebelled against me, saying, Give me thine honor, which is my power; and also a third part of the hosts of heaven turned he away from me because of their agency; 37 And they were thrust down, and thus came the devil and his angels;

(Moses 4:3) 3 Wherefore, because that Satan rebelled against me, and sought to destroy the agency of man, which I, the Lord God, had given him, and also, that I should give unto him mine own power; by the power of mine Only Begotten, I caused that he should be cast down;

(D&C 76:25 – 27) 25 And this we saw also, and bear record, that an angel of God who was in authority in the presence of God, who rebelled against the Only Begotten Son whom the Father loved and who was in the bosom of the Father, was thrust down from the presence of God and the Son, 26 And was called Perdition, for the heavens wept over him—he was Lucifer, a son of the morning. 27 And we beheld, and lo, he is fallen! is fallen, even a son of the morning!

3 Comments on “Chapter One

  1. Your assumption that Joseph’s return will be in the same exact body that he left is unfounded and based upon a literalist interpretation of the scriptures. Read Dan Mead’s writings on weepingforzion.com and the doctrine of eternal lives espoused by Hugh Nibley. They will be back in the flesh and you will need the Spirit of discernment to know them.

    1. I’m not assuming anything because the only point I’m making here is that Joseph Smith will return in the flesh and begins the great and marvelous 3rd watch on the earth, nothing more nothing less. I agree totally that we will all need the spirit of discernment to know the servants when they return to complete their work. That will be a great test all by itself. It will be an exciting challenge.

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