describes the 3rd Watch gathering of the Elect
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 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.
(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.
The 3rd Watch on the Earth
Joseph and the 1st Elders Return and begin the 3rd Watch
There 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.
(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.
The carcass is Old Nauvoo.
From the 1828 Webster’s Dictionary: Carcass:
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)
This 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.
(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
Thomas B. Marsh
Heber C. Kimball
Luke S. Johnson
Newel K Whitney
1874 Bishop Creek California
1873 buried El Monte 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
Kirtland 24 High Priests
C/Cand Assistant President in Mo
7 Presidents of 70
Build Nauvoo House D&C 124
Saw the Father and the Son
C/C & Kirtland 24 High Priests
Kirtland 24 High Priests
7 Presidents of 70
Samuel H. Smith
Don Carlos Smith
Joseph Smith, Sen
John C. Bennett
Peter Whitmer Jr
William E. McLellin
A Sidney Gilbert
David W. Patten
Parley P. Pratt
Lyman E. Johnson
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
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
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
D&C 124:16 and 1st Presidency
Seventy, Saw Visions in Kirtland
2nd Elder Friend and 3 Witnesses
C/C and 3 Witnesses
C/C and 8 Witnesses
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
24 High Priests
C/C, 1835 Twelve, 24 High Priest
7 Presidents of 70
C/C, Saw the Father and the Son
John F. Boynton
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
24 High Priests
D&C 106 & Scribe for 110