describes the Eternal Round of the Creations of the Gods
The Millennium and Terrestrial Beings
Many different Religions
Constitution of the Whole World
Raise Children who died young
The Great Millennium
The great thousand year reign of Christ has finally arrived. This is the great reward that their terrestrial prophets, popes, and priests have described as heaven, a paradisiacal glory.
(D&C 29:11) 11 For I will reveal myself from heaven with power and great glory, with all the hosts thereof, and dwell in righteousness with men on earth a thousand years, and the wicked shall not stand.
(Articles of Faith 1:10) 10 ….that Christ will reign personally upon the earth; and, that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory.
(D&C 43:29 – 30) 29 For in mine own due time will I come upon the earth in judgment, and my people shall be redeemed and shall reign with me on earth. 30 For the great Millennium, of which I have spoken by the mouth of my servants, shall come.
(Moses 7:64) 64 And there shall be mine abode, and it shall be Zion, which shall come forth out of all the creations which I have made; and for the space of a thousand years the earth shall rest.
(Revelation 20:6) 6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
Peter the Apostle is the 5th Angel who sounds his trump. He has the key to the bottomless pit. He opens the bottomless pit when he sounds his trump and then binds Satan with chains at the end of the world.
(Revelation 9:1) 1 AND the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
(Revelation 20:1 – 2) 1 AND I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
(1 Nephi 22:26) 26 And because of the righteousness of his people, Satan has no power; wherefore, he cannot be loosed for the space of many years; for he hath no power over the hearts of the people, for they dwell in righteousness, and the Holy One of Israel reigneth.
(D&C 88:110) 110 …that there shall be time no longer; and Satan shall be bound, that old serpent, who is called the devil, and shall not be loosed for the space of a thousand years.
The Two Great Cities Return
The New Jerusalem covers an enormous area. Independence is the center place, the World Capital of the Terrestrial and Nauvoo the cornerstone the home of the 144,000 High Priests; most all of America is the Promised Land and is the Zion of the Lord.
(Ether 13:10) 10 And then cometh the New Jerusalem; and blessed are they who dwell therein, for it is they whose garments are white through the blood of the Lamb; and they are they who are numbered among the remnant of the seed of Joseph, who were of the house of Israel.
The New Jerusalem is followed by the return of the Jerusalem of Old. This is another great land mass and is the Terrestrial Jerusalem with two capitals: The Kirtland Jerusalem and the Ezekiel Jerusalem. When the great continents are joined together it brings Kirtland in America and Jerusalem in Asia closer together creating another political known as the Terrestrial Jerusalem which will return after the New Jerusalem Zion.
(Ether 13:11) 11 And then also cometh the Jerusalem of old; and the inhabitants thereof, blessed are they, for they have been washed in the blood of the Lamb; and they are they who were scattered and gathered in from the four quarters of the earth, and from the north countries, and are partakers of the fulfilling of the covenant which God made with their father, Abraham.
Spirit Intelligence Organized
The Intelligence, which has always existed, is organized into a spirit being.
(Words of Joseph Smith Pg 9) The spirit (Intelligence) of man is not a created being it existed from eternity, and will exist in eternity. Anything created cannot be eternal, and earth, water etc. had their existence in an elementary state, from eternity.
(Words of Joseph Smith Pg 341) God never had power to create the spirit of man; pg 359 their spirits existed coequal with God; pg 352 all mind & spirit God ever sent into the world are susceptible of enlargement;
(D&C 45:58) 58 And the earth shall be given unto them for an inheritance; and they shall multiply and wax strong, and their children shall grow up without sin unto salvation.
(D&C 76:24) 24 That by him, and through him, and of him, the worlds are and were created, and the inhabitants thereof are begotten sons and daughters unto God.
The noble and great ones, the souls, the Fathers, are Gods rulers: because they already lived on an earth.
(Abraham 3:22 – 23) 22 Now the Lord had shown unto me, Abraham, the intelligences that were organized before the world was; and among all these there were many of the noble and great ones; 23 And God saw these souls that they were good, and he stood in the midst of them, and he said: These I will make my rulers; for he stood among those that were spirits, and he saw that they were good; and he said unto me: Abraham, thou art one of them; thou wast chosen before thou wast born.
The souls, the resurrected beings in Abraham 3:22, organize Spirit children. These aren’t the best sources for such doctrine. But it makes sense to me.
(JD 15:320 Orson Pratt) Understand me now, resurrected parents are the parents not of bodies of flesh and bone but of spirits the same as we were before we came and took these mortal bodies….
(Orson Pratt, The Seer pg 102 – 103) before they were organized in the womb of the celestial female. … until they received their organization in the form of the infant spirit? …the infant spirit is first born in the heavenly world,
(President Spencer W Kimball) Over in the next life we’ll also have the ordinance of begetting spirit children with spirit bodies and that’s something that we have no power or capacity to do here. Physical bodies, yes, but not spirit….You’ll be able to have access to the intelligences in the universe and organize them and make planets and organize kingdoms.
There are a specific number of people that will come to earth according to their creation.
(D&C 49:16 – 17) 16 Wherefore, it is lawful that he should have one wife, and they twain shall be one flesh, and all this that the earth might answer the end of its creation; 17 And that it might be filled with the measure of man, according to his creation before the world was made.
The Millennium and Celestial beings
Joseph Smith holds a unique position in the hierarchy of the Angels of heaven.
(JD 7:289) … –namely that no man or woman in this dispensation will ever enter into the celestial kingdom of God without the consent of Joseph Smith…. Every man and woman must have the certificate of Joseph Smith, junior, as a passport to their entrance into the mansion where God and Christ are … I cannot go there without his consent. He holds the keys of that Kingdom, for the last dispensation — The keys to rule in the Spirit World: and he rules there triumphantly, for he gained full power and a glorious victory over the power of Satan while he was yet in the flesh, and was a martyr to his religion and to the name of Christ, which gives him a most perfect victory in the Spirit-world. He reigns there as supreme a being in his sphere, capacity, and calling, as God does in heaven.
The members of the Quorum of 144,000 are just men made perfect.
(Hebrews 12:23) 23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
(D&C 76:69) 69 These are they who are just men made perfect through Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, who wrought out this perfect atonement through the shedding of his own blood.
(D&C 129:3 – 7) 3 Secondly: the spirits of just men made perfect, they who are not resurrected, but inherit the same glory. … 6 If he be the spirit of a just man made perfect he will come in his glory; for that is the only way he can appear —
They receive a white stone and a new name whereby they learn of a higher order of kingdoms.
(Revelation 2:17) 17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
(D&C 130:10 – 11) 10 Then the white stone mentioned in Revelation 2:17, will become a Urim and Thummim to each individual who receives one, whereby things pertaining to a higher order of kingdoms will be made known; 11 And a white stone is given to each of those who come into the celestial kingdom, whereon is a new name written, which no man knoweth save he that receiveth it. The new name is the key word.
Celestial beings will have three names written upon them and become a pillar in the temple of God.
(Revelation 3:12) 12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
Celestial children will group up unto Salvation.
(D&C 101:30 – 31) 30 In that day an infant shall not die until he is old; and his life shall be as the age of a tree; 31 And when he dies he shall not sleep, that is to say in the earth, but shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye, and shall be caught up, and his rest shall be glorious.
The New Jerusalem: Millennial World Capital
The Father Angels will reign over their 144,000 Children Saints.
(Words of Joseph Smith Pg 65) & that Jesus will be a Resident on the Earth a thousand [years] with the Saints is Not the Case but will Reign over the saints and come Down & instruct as he Did the 5 hundred Brethren & (the Angel Fathers) those of the first Resurrection will also Reign with him over the saints.
(Teachings Pg 268) I said, Christ and the (1st) resurrected Saints will reign over the earth during the thousand years. They (the Angel Fathers) will not probably dwell upon the earth, but will visit it when they please, or when it is necessary to govern it.
(Kirtland High Council Minutes) There is no part of his creation which will not feel a shock at this grand display of power; for the Ancient saints will reign with Christ a Thousand years. The gathered Saints will dwell under that reign
(D&C 103:7) 7 And by hearkening to observe all the words which I, the Lord their God, shall speak unto them, they shall never cease to prevail until the kingdoms of the world are subdued under my feet, and the earth is given unto the saints, to possess it forever and ever.
The 144,000 High Priest Children remain on the earth to administer the Gospel from Zion unto the Terrestrial Nations during the Millennial reign on the earth.
(D&C 77:11) 11 A. We are to understand that those who are sealed are (the 144,000 children) high priests, ordained unto the holy order of God, to administer the everlasting gospel; for they are they who are ordained out of every nation, kindred, tongue, and people, …
In fact the whole world will be governed by Religion called a Theodemocracy by Joseph.
(Times and Seasons, vol. 5 no. 8. April 15, 1844 Pg. 510)’ I go emphatically, virtuously, and humanely, for a THEODEMOCRACY, where God and the people hold the power to conduct the affairs of men in righteousness. And where liberty, free trade, and sailor’s rights, and the protection of life and property shall be maintained inviolate, for the benefit of ALL. To exalt mankind is nobly acting the part of a God; to degrade them, is meanly doing the drudgery of the devil. Unitas, libertas, caritas esto perpetua! With the highest sentiments of regard for all men, I am an advocate of unadulterated freedom.
(Orson Pratt, The Seer) The law for the government of all nations will go forth from Zion [Missouri] the same as the … laws for the government of the United States now go forth from Washington. Jerusalem on the other hand, will be the capital for the eastern hemisphere. Verily thus saith the Lord, This is the name by which you shall be called, The Kingdom of God and His Law, with the Keys and power thereof, and judgment in the hands of his servants, Ahman Christ.
The Millennium and Terrestrial Beings
Terrestrial beings have the work of also begetting Terrestrial Spirit Children and then raising them to spiritual maturity. They will imbue their children with their beliefs and dogmas. This is where the terrestrial nations of the earth began.
Garden of Eden is the Terrestrial world. The Nations, the Kings of the earth are phrases describing the Terrestrial people of the earth. As is the phrase “every nation, kindred, tongue and people”.
(lds.org, Joseph Smith) make the nations of the earth dwell in peace, and to bring about the millennial glory, when ‘the earth shall yield its increase, resume its [paradisiacal] glory, and become as the garden of the Lord.
All people will speak the Language of Adam.
(Moses 6:5 – 6) 5 And a book of remembrance was kept, in the which was recorded, in the language of Adam, for it was given unto as many as called upon God to write by the spirit of inspiration; 6 And by them their children were taught to read and write, having a language which was pure and undefiled.
(Genesis 11:6) 6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
(Zephaniah 3:9) 9 For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent.
The Terrestrial build houses, plant vineyards, etc. and enjoy the fruits of their labours in a Garden of Eden on earth. The 144,000 Elect will enjoy the work of the Terrestrial as they administer to them.
(Isaiah 65:19 – 25) 19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying. 20 There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed. 21 And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. 22 They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands. 23 They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and the0ir offspring with them. 24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear. 25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.
The fish, birds, cattle, and creeping things are all Terrestrial beings that have life from earth to earth.
(Genesis 1:20 – 25) 20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. 21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. 22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. 23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day. 24 ¶ And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. 25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Many different Religions during the Millennium
For the Celestial, there is one Lord and one Baptism.
(Ephesians 4:5) 5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
The Terrestrial House of Israel will follow their fathers.
(The King Follett Sermon in Nauvoo 6 April 1844) But meddle not with any man for his religion; and all governments ought to permit every man to enjoy his religion unmolested. No man is authorized to take away life in consequence of difference of religion, which all laws and governments ought to tolerate and protect, right or wrong.
Joseph Smith said that there is a power in every religion.
(HC 4:570) Spirits of all kinds have been manifested, in every age and almost amongst all people; if we go among the Pagans they have their spirits, the Mahomedans, the Jews, the Christians, the Indians; all have their spirits, all have a supernatural agency; and all contend that their spirits are of God.
(Articles of Faith 1:11) 11 We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.
Brigham Young pointed out that there will be many different Religions.
(JD 2:316 – 317) When the Kingdom of Heaven spreads over the whole earth, do you expect that all
the people composing the different nations will become Latter-day Saints? If you do, you will be much mistaken.…The order of society will be as it is when Christ comes to reign a thousand years; there will be every sort of sect and party, and every individual following what he supposes to be the best religion, and in everything else, similar to what it is now. …What will they do? They will hear of the wisdom of Zion, and the kings and potentates of the nations will come up to Zion to inquire after the ways of the Lord, and to seek out the great knowledge, wisdom, and understanding manifested through the Saints of the Most High. They will inform the people of God that they belong to such and such a Church, and do not wish to change their religion.
(JD Vol. XI Pg 275) If the latter-day Saints think, when the Kingdom of God is established on the earth, that all the inhabitants of the earth will join, the church called Latter-day Saints, they are egregiously mistaken. I presume there will be as many sects and parties then as now. Still, when the Kingdom of God triumphs, every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is the Christ, the glory of the Father. Even the Jews will do it then; but will the Jews and Gentiles be obliged to belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints/ No; not be any means…. There are mansions in sufficient numbers to suit the different classes of mankind, and a variety will always exist to all eternity, requiring a classification and an arrangement into societies and communities in the many mansions which are in the Lord’s house, and this will be so forever and ever.
The Mormons expect to be doing major temple work during the millennium.
(lds.org) What Will Be Done during the Millennium? There will be two great works for members of the Church during the Millennium: temple work and missionary work. Temple work involves the ordinances that are necessary for exaltation. These include baptism, the laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost, and the temple ordinances—the endowment, temple marriage, and the sealing together of family units. Many people have died without receiving these ordinances. People on the earth must perform these ordinances for them. This work is now being done in the temples of the Lord. There is too much work to finish before the Millennium begins, so it will be completed during that time. Resurrected beings will help us correct the mistakes we have made in doing research concerning our dead (Telestial) ancestors. They will also help us find the information we need to complete our records.
The Constitution of the Whole World
The New Jerusalem in Jackson County Missouri, is the Millennial World Capitol and the U.S. Constitution will be the World Constitution for the Terrestrial people. This will be a perfect constitution and the Terrestrial people will have freedom and equality.
(D&C 109:54) 54 Have mercy, O Lord, upon all the nations of the earth; have mercy upon the rulers of our land; may those principles, which were so honorably and nobly defended, namely, the Constitution of our land, by our fathers, be established forever.
(D&C 98:5) 5 And that law of the land which is constitutional, supporting that principle of freedom in maintaining rights and privileges, belongs to all mankind, and is justifiable before me.
(D&C 101:77) 77 According to the laws and constitution of the people, which I have suffered to be established, and should be maintained for the rights and protection of all flesh, according to just and holy principles;
(Words of Joseph Smith Pg 256) I am the greatest advocate of the Constitution of the United States there is on the earth. In my feeling the only fault I find with it is not broad enough to cover the whole ground.
Raise Children who Died Young
The children who died young are terrestrial beings will be raised during the Millennium.
(Isaiah 65:20) 20 There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die (twinkling of an eye) an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed.
(D&C 63:50 – 51) 50 And he that liveth when the Lord shall come, and hath kept the faith, blessed is he; nevertheless, it is appointed to him to die at the age of man. 51 Wherefore, children shall grow up until they become old; old men shall die; but they shall not sleep in the dust, but they shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye.
(1 Corinthians 15:51 – 52) 51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
The Great Council
The Gods formed a council for the purpose of creating an earth and peopling it.
(Words of Joseph Smith Pg 87 note 5) [An] Everlasting covenant was made between three personages before the organization of this earth and relates to their dispensation of things to men on the earth. These personages according to Abraham’s record are called God the first, the Creator; God the second, the Redeemer; and God the third, the Witness or Testator.
(Teachings Pg 349; HC 6:308) In the beginning, the head of the Gods called a council of the Gods; and they came together and concocted a plan to create the world and people it.
(D&C 121:32) 32 According to that which was ordained in the midst of the Council of the Eternal God of all other gods before this world was
(Teachings Pg 387) Our Savior speaks of children and says, their angels always stand before the Father. The Father called all spirits before Him at the creation of man, and organized them. He (Adam) is the Head and was told to multiply.
Joseph informs us that Spirits are defenseless against Satan and clothing them in physical bodies protects them. As spirits they are subject to oppression by Satan and physical bodies arm us against the power of darkness.
(Words of Joseph Smith Pg 68) God is Good & all his acts is for the benefit of inferior intelligences—God saw that those intelligences had Not power to Defend themselves against those that had a tabernacle therefore the Lord Calls them together in Counsel and agrees to form them tabernacles so that he might Gender the Spirit and the Tabernacle together so as to create sympathy for their fellowman
(Words of Joseph Smith Pg 207) The design of God before the foundation of the world was that we should take tabernacles that through faithfulness we should overcome & thereby obtain a resurrection from the dead, in this wise obtain glory honor power and dominion for this thing is needful, inasmuch as the Spirits in the Eternal world, glory in bringing other Spirits in Subjection unto them, Striving continually for the mastery, He who rules in the heavens when he has a certain work to do calls the Spirits before him to organize them. they present themselves and offer their Services.
(Words of Joseph Smith Pg 62) Joseph said that before the foundation of the Earth in the Grand Counsel that the Spirits of all men were subject to oppression & the express purpose of God in Giving it a tabernacle was to arm it against the power of Darkness
(Words of Joseph Smith Pg 208) Spirits of the eternal world are diverse from each other as here in their dispositions Aspiring Ambitious etc As man is liable to enemies there as well as here it is necessary for him to be placed beyond their power in order to be saved. This is done by our taking bodies (keeping our first estate) and having the Power of the Resurrection pass upon us hereby we are enabled to gain the ascendancy over the disembodied spirits
(Teachings Pg 297 – 298) Now, in this world, mankind are naturally selfish, ambitious and striving to excel one above another; yet some are willing to build up others as well as themselves. So in the other world there are a variety of spirits. Some seek to excel. And this was the case with Lucifer when he fell. He sought for things which were unlawful. Hence he was sent down, and it is said he drew many away with him; and the greatness of his punishment is that he shall not have a tabernacle. This is his punishment. So the devil, thinking to thwart the decree of God, by going up and down in the earth, seeking whom he may destroy–any person that he can find that will yield to him, he will bind him, and take possession of the body and reign there, glorying in it mightily, not caring that he had got merely a stolen body; and by and by some one having authority will come along and cast him out and restore the tabernacle to its rightful owner. The devil steals a tabernacle because he has not one of his own; but if he steals one, he is always liable to be turned out of doors.
(Nag Hamadi: Second Treatise of the Great Seth, vII, 50:1-24, in James Robinson, 330) Let us gather an assembly together. Let us visit that creation of his. Let us send someone forth in it…. And I said these things to the whole multitude of the multitudinous assembly of the rejoicing Majesty. The whole house of the Father of Truth rejoiced that I am the one who is from them…. And they all had a single mind, since it is out of one. They charged me since I am willing. I came forth to reveal the glory to my kindred and my fellow spirits.
God comes down in the midst of all the intelligences: all classes of organized spirits and all classes of souls
(Abraham 3:21 – 22) 21 I dwell in the midst of them all; I now, therefore, have come down unto thee to declare unto thee the works which my hands have made, wherein my wisdom excelleth them all, for I rule in the heavens above, and in the earth beneath, in all wisdom and prudence, over all the intelligences thine eyes have seen from the beginning; I came down in the beginning in the midst of all the intelligences thou hast seen. 22 Now the Lord had shown unto me, Abraham, the intelligences that were organized before the world was
All the rulers, the noble and great ones were chosen from those who were souls. We have Abraham, Jeremiah, and Joseph Smith as three prime examples of the noble and great ones.
(Abraham 3:22 – 23) 22 ….and among all these there were many of the noble and great ones; 23 And God saw these souls (the order of Enoch) that they were good, and he stood in the midst of them, and he said: These I will make my rulers; for he stood among those that were spirits (the same group as the souls), and he saw that they were good; and he said unto me: Abraham, thou art one of them; thou wast chosen before thou wast born.
(Jeremiah 1:4 – 5) 4 Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
(HC 6:364–65) Every man who has a calling to minister to the inhabitants of the world was ordained to that very purpose in the Grand Council of heaven before this world was. I suppose that I was ordained to this very office in that Grand Council. It is the testimony that I want that I am God’s servant, and this people His people.
Our Savior, who is like unto God, says that they will go down to create a world.
(Abraham 3:24) 24 And there stood one among them that was like unto God (Jesus Christ the Savior), and he said unto those who were with him: We will go down, for there is space there, and we will take of these materials, and we will make an earth whereon these may dwell;
(Words of Joseph Smith Pg 323) There are some important things concerning the office of the Messiah in the organization of the worlds which I will speak of here after.
The first estate is the little season; the second estate is the earth life.
(Abraham 3:25 – 26) 25 And we will prove them herewith, to see if they will do all things whatsoever the Lord their God shall command them; 26 And they who keep their first estate shall be added upon; and they who keep not their first estate shall not have glory in the same kingdom with those who keep their first estate; and they who keep their second estate shall have glory added upon their heads for ever and ever.
Our Lord Jesus asks whom shall I send? Adam who is the only begotten son of our Savior Jesus Christ offers to become the Savior of the new world.
(Abraham 3:27) 27 And the Lord said: Whom shall I send? And one (our Father Adam) answered like unto the Son of Man: Here am I, send me.
(Moses 4:2) 2 But, behold, my Beloved Son, which was my Beloved and Chosen from the beginning, said unto me — Father, thy will be done, and the glory be thine forever.
Satan and his 144,000 Sons of Perdition were loosed out of prison and present an opposing plan.
(Moses 4:1) 1 AND I, the Lord God, spake unto Moses, saying: That Satan, whom thou hast commanded in the name of mine Only Begotten, is the same which was from the beginning, and he came before me, saying—Behold, here am I, send me, I will be thy son, and I will redeem all mankind, that one soul shall not be lost, and surely I will do it; wherefore give me thine honor.
Satan’s plan was rejected; kept not his 1st estate and he is the father of all lies.
(Abraham 3:28) 28 And the second was angry, and kept not his first estate; and, at that day, many followed after him.
(Moses 4:3 – 4) 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; 4 And he became Satan, yea, even the devil, the father of all lies, to deceive and to blind men, and to lead them captive at his will, even as many as would not hearken unto my voice.
(Jude 1:6) 6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
(King Follett Sermon) Hence the salvation of Jesus Christ was wrought out for all men in order to triumph over the Devil; for if it did not catch him in one place, it would in another; for he stood up as a Saviour. All will suffer until they obey Christ himself. The contention in heaven was–Jesus said there would be certain souls that would not be saved; and the Devil said he could save them all, and laid his plans before the grand council, who gave their vote in favour of Jesus Christ. So the Devil rose up in rebellion against God, and was cast down, with all who put up their heads for him.
(Doctrine of Salvation 2:33) DIFFERENCES IN KIND OF RESURRECTED BODIES. In section 88 of the Doctrine and Covenants, we are taught that there is a difference in the kinds of resurrection. Some will be raised with celestial bodies; some with terrestrial bodies; and some with telestial bodies; and yet others will be raised with bodies without any qualification or power of glory, and these will be sons of perdition.
Satan and his Angels became such during the Little Season in the Pre-existence.
(Ezekiel 28:13 – 14) 13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. 14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
According to the LDS temple ceremony, Satan has priesthood authority to oppose God.
(From the LDS Endowment) THE APRON
EVE: [To Adam.] It is better for us to pass through sorrow that we may know the good from the evil. [To Lucifer.] I know thee now. Thou art Lucifer, he who was cast out of Father’s presence for rebellion.
LUCIFER: Yes. You are beginning to see already.
ADAM: What is that apron you have on?
LUCIFER: It is an emblem of my power and priesthoods.
LUCIFER: Yes, priesthoods.
We all saw this great event happen.
(Teachings Pg 181) The first step in salvation of man is the laws of eternal and self-existent principles. Spirits are eternal. At the first organization in heaven we were all present, and saw the Savior chosen and appointed and the plan of salvation made, and we sanctioned it.
(Words of Joseph Smith Pg 84 note 10 by William Clayton) It has been a doctrine taught by this church that we were in the Grand Council amongst the Gods when the organization of this world was contemplated and that the laws of government were all made and sanctioned by all present and all the ordinances and ceremonies decreed upon
The Little Season = The Great 8th Day
The scriptures refer to this time period as the Little Season but several theologians refer to it as the great 8th day. Joseph Fielding does so to balance time around the meridian.
(Doctrines of Salvation Vol. I p.81) MEANING OF THE MERIDIAN OF TIME. Moreover, our Savior came in the meridian of time. That dispensation is called the dispensation of the meridian of time. This means that it was about half way from the beginning of “time” to the end of “time.” Anyone who desires can figure it for himself that our Lord came about 4,000 years from the time of the fall. The millennium is to come some time following the 2,000 years after his coming. Then there is to be the millennium for 1,000 years, and following that a “little season,” the length of which is not revealed, but which may bring “time” to its end about 8,000 years from the beginning.
(The Epistle of Barrettes, chapter 15) The Epistle of Barnabas (written between AD 120-150) presents the common belief that “in six thousand years, all things will be finished ….then shall He truly rest on the seventh day.” The writer speaks of the second coming of Christ with the clear implication that He will setup the thousand year kingdom on earth, followed by the eighth day or the eternal state.
(The coming of Jesus: The Real message of the Bible Codes) From the above ancient writers, it appears to have been the belief that man’s current experience covers a span of 6000 years, followed by a Sabbath, all of which is a Sabbath on God’s great work week, to be followed by the New Beginning, the Great 8th Day.
The Rabbi has the Little Season covering not only a new beginning but a final judgment.
(Apostle Rabbi Moshe Yoseph Koniuchowsky 2-9-08) after that I have brought all things to an end, I shall make a beginning of the eighth day, which thing is the beginning of another world, the olam haba. The 8th day is not the eternity, as is commonly taught, but a BEGINNING 1,000 year period to get to eternity, like the 1st day of creation was the first step to Shabbat. …Let see: The Great Millennia is characterized by Christ’s personnel reign on earth and the absence of Satan and his influence. This continues for 1000 Terrestrial years. …So the 8th day is a time of FINAL JUDGEMNT for all of humanity of all generations and some LIMITED MERCY to those who had the besorah/gospel misrepresented! But all have heard one way, or another, so there are few exceptions. 8 And shall go out to deceive the nations who are around the four quarters
Satan is loosed among the new spirit generation to deceive the nations.
(D&C 43:31) 31 For Satan shall be bound, and when he is loosed again he shall only reign for a little season, and then cometh the end of the earth
(D&C 29:22) 22 And again, verily, verily, I say unto you that when the thousand years are ended, and men again begin to deny their God, then will I spare the earth but for a little season;
Satan will deceive the nations, everyone except those destined for celestial glory.
(Revelation 20:3, 8) 3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season … 8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth,
Battle of the Great God
The old Satan gathers the hosts of hell and the old Adam gathers the hosts of heaven.
(D&C 88:111 – 113) 111 And then he shall be loosed for a little season, that he may gather together his armies. 112 And Michael, the seventh angel, even the archangel, shall gather together his armies, even the hosts of heaven. 113 And the devil shall gather together his armies; even the hosts of hell, and shall come up to battle against Michael and his armies.
(Revelation 20:8) 8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
Satan surrounds the righteous (Celestial and Terrestrial) threatening to destroy them all.
(Revelation 20:9) 9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: …
1. The camp of the Saints inhabited by the Angels and the 144,000 Saints
-The New Jerusalem (Ether 13:10) = the Camp of the Saints (Revelation 20:9) =
The New Jerusalem (Revelation 21:2)
2. And Jerusalem the beloved city inhabited by the Terrestrial House of Israel.
-The Jerusalem of Old (Ether 13:11) = the Beloved City (Revelation 20:9) =
The Holy Jerusalem (Revelation 21:10)
Satan was given power to encircle the camp and city for the purpose of actually destroying them but God intervenes and casts Satan and his hosts to the New Earth.
(D&C 88:114 – 116) 114 And then cometh the battle of the great God; and the devil and his armies shall be cast away into their own place, that they shall not have power over the saints any more at all. 115 For Michael shall fight their battles, and shall overcome him who seeketh the throne of him who sitteth upon the throne, even the Lamb. 116 This is the glory of God, and the sanctified; and they shall not any more see death.
Satan and his hosts lose the battle and are devoured which is the casting them down to the New Earth. On the New Earth, the new 144,000 Sons of Perdition will be given bodies and rule Satan’s Kingdom with blood and horror
(Revelation 20:9) 9 … and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
God the Father is of the Elohim; together with the Christ they have created worlds without number.
(Moses 1:33 – 34) 33 And worlds without number have I created; and I also created them for mine own purpose; and by the Son I created them, which is mine Only Begotten. 34 And the first man of all men have I called Adam, which is many.
Worlds have passed away and many now stand.
(Moses 1:35) 35 But only an account of this earth, and the inhabitants thereof, give I unto you. For behold, there are many worlds that have passed away by the word of my power. And there are many that now stand, and innumerable are they unto man; but all things are numbered unto me, for they are mine and I know them.
Our earth is in the middle of the 144,000 earths created and the one on which Christ is crucified.
(Joseph Fielding Smith – in the ‘signs of the times’ Oct 1942) Jesus Christ was sent here instead of some other world, for in some other world they would not have crucified Him, and His presence was needed here because of the extreme wickedness of the inhabitants of this earth.
The material of this earth was taken from other planets.
(Words of Joseph Smith Pg 60) The world and earth are not synonymous terms. The world is the human family. This earth was organized or formed out of other planets which were broke up and remodeled and made into the one on which we live.
(Words of Joseph Smith Pg 61) also Earth has been organized out of portions of other Globes that has been Disorganized;
(Genesis 1:1 – 2) 1 IN the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
The earth is a living soul with feelings and desires.
(Moses 7:48) 48 And it came to pass that Enoch looked upon the earth; and he heard a voice from the bowels thereof, saying: Wo, wo is me, the mother of men; I am pained, I am weary, because of the wickedness of my children. When shall I rest, and be cleansed from the filthiness which is gone forth out of me? When will my Creator sanctify me, that I may rest, and righteousness for a season abide upon my face?
The Garden of Eden:
(electric-comos.org) Interdisciplinary physicist Wal Thornhill ventures that, at one time, Earth may have been within the protective aura of a cool brown dwarf star, the proto-Saturn, which provided an ideal atmosphere for life on Earth. Given this configuration Earth would have been bathed in Saturn’s constant beneficent glow with no difference between day and night and a continual benign single season. This was the Golden Age or Garden of Eden depicted in one way or another in all diverse myths and religions.
The earth was aligned with other planets when first created.
(electric-comos.org) If these ancient writings were based on valid observations rather than fantasy, what do they tell us? Cochrane, Cardona, and Talbott theorize that Earth formerly moved in an assembly of planets having no resemblance to our current solar system. As seen from Earth, several planets appeared together as towering forms in the northern sky. In its stable phase, the planets moved in “collinear” equilibrium- they stayed in a line as the system moved through space.
(theguardian.com) Our galaxy probably contains at least two billion planets that, like Earth, have liquid water on their surfaces and orbit around their parent stars in the “habitable zone” for life. The nearest, according to astronomers, could be a mere 12 light years away.
God will make a new heaven and a new earth.
(Ether 13:9) 9 And there shall be a new heaven and a new earth; and they shall be like unto the old save the old have passed away, and all things have become new.
(Isaiah 65:17) 17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
(Isaiah 66:22) 22 For as the new heavnes and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.
(JST Luke 17:39 – 40) 39 For verily there shall be new heavens, and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. 40 And there shall be no unclean thing; for the earth becoming old, even as a garment, having waxed in corruption, wherefore it vanisheth away, and the footstool remaineth sanctified, cleansed from all sin.
(Isaiah 65:17) 17 ¶ For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
(2 Peter 3:13) 13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
It is true the Earth will die but it will abide the power by which it is quickened.
(D&C 88:25 – 26) 25 And again, verily I say unto you, the earth abideth the law of a celestial kingdom, for it filleth the measure of its creation, and transgresseth not the law —26 Wherefore, it shall be sanctified; yea, notwithstanding it shall die, it shall be quickened again, and shall abide the power by which it is quickened, and the righteous shall inherit it.
The Old Millennial Heaven and the New Earth
Old Millennial Heaven
Millennial Reign of Christ
The 7th Thousand Years
Where Intelligences organized
by the Order of Melchizedek for all 144,000 New Earths
The Great Millennium comes to an—
end with the Council of the Gods
and Satan is released from Prison
Little Season begins the 1st Estate—-
The Celestial and Terrestrial Souls
try to nurture and protect their
children during the little season
In One Galazy144,000 Earths need
to be created over great eons of
time. Some complete their
existence before others are
Intelligences transferred to new earth
The Great White Throne is on a Sea –
of Glass a Celestialized Earth
Old Millennial Heaven is home to
144,000 City of Enoch and where
144,000 New Jerusalem and
Jerusalem of Old are Raptured to
The New Earth is not yet created
—–New Earth is contemplated——-
–The Order of Enoch become Adam
and they create 144,000 earths
–The Old Adam become a Savior to
a 144,000 earths in a Galaxy
–The Old Savior joins the Eloheim
–1st Day of the Creation of the New
Heaven and the New Earth
2nd Day / time
3rd Day / time
4th Day / time
5th Day / time
Spirits of Fowl and Fish created
6th Day / time
Adam condescends and is clothed
with the dust of the new earth
—–God created Male and Female
7th Day / time
Garden of Eden
Tree of knowledge Good / Evil
New Earth fled away and
enters a Telestial orbit
Satan and his angels cast down to the New Earth