Recent Thoughts on the Prophecies


Here are some of my recent thoughts on different prophecies.

Gathered together

And I looked and beheld a man among the Gentiles, who was separated from the seed of my brethren by the many waters; and I beheld the Spirit of God, that it came down and wrought upon the man; and he went forth upon the many waters, even unto the seed of my brethren, who were in the promised land.  (1 Ne. 13:12)

When I read this passage, I cannot help but think that the Indian tribes seem gathered together in one, central location, such as the place of the first treaties for the Five Civilized Tribes and other Indians living east of the Mississippi River, in which the Indians were removed to west of that river.

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Article X, Section 3 of the New Articles of Confederation allows for just such a scenario, which would bring us back to 1830 in the timeline, putting the Indians exactly back where they were when Joseph Smith received his revelations.

Captivity and bondage

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—yea, out of hidden darkness and out of captivity unto freedom.  (2 Ne. 3:5)

My understanding of this passage is that the remnant will be literally in captivity. It may be their scattering will be due to some rebellion on their part, and into prison they will go. And thus the spiritual and physical prisoners will go free, fulfilling Isaiah’s prophecy:

To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.  (Isa. 42:7)

The saints also, at some point, will be in bondage

Behold, I say unto you, the redemption of Zion must needs come by power; therefore, I will raise up unto my people a man, who shall lead them like as Moses led the children of Israel. For ye are the children of Israel, and of the seed of Abraham, and ye must needs be led out of bondage by power, and with a stretched-out arm. And as your fathers were led at the first, even so shall the redemption of Zion be.  (D&C 103:15-18)

and in captivity:

And the angel said unto me:

Behold the formation of a church which is most abominable above all other churches, which slayeth the saints of God, yea, and tortureth them and bindeth them down, and yoketh them with a yoke of iron, and bringeth them down into captivity.  (1 Ne. 13:5)

The Josephite will act as a deliverer of many of these people, though the blood of many saints will still be shed, per both Nephi’s and John’s testimony of martyrs among the saints.

“much of my gospel”

And it came to pass that the angel of the Lord spake unto me, saying:

Behold,

saith the Lamb of God,

after I have visited the remnant of the house of Israel—and this remnant of whom I speak is the seed of thy father—wherefore, after I have visited them in judgment, and smitten them by the hand of the Gentiles, and after the Gentiles do stumble exceedingly, because of the most plain and precious parts of the gospel of the Lamb which have been kept back by that abominable church, which is the mother of harlots,

saith the Lamb

—I will be merciful unto the Gentiles in that day, insomuch that I will bring forth unto them, in mine own power, much of my gospel, which shall be plain and precious,

saith the Lamb.  (1 Ne. 13:34)

The Book of Mormon is always referred to as a “part” or as “parts” of the Lord’s gospel.

And, behold, all the remainder of this work does contain all those parts of my gospel which my holy prophets, yea, and also my disciples, desired in their prayers should come forth unto this people.

….

And now, behold, according to their faith in their prayers will I bring this part of my gospel to the knowledge of my people. Behold, I do not bring it to destroy that which they have received, but to build it up.  (D&C 10:46,52)

Also, it is referred to as a “lesser part.”

And these things have I written, which are a lesser part of the things which he taught the people; and I have written them to the intent that they may be brought again unto this people, from the Gentiles, according to the words which Jesus hath spoken.  (3 Ne. 26:8)

Although we have the fulness of the gospel, it is only of these parts, not of the other parts (that we don’t have.) In other words, we have a fulness of the gospel parts that the Lord has currently given us. This applies equally to the Doctrine and Covenants and other scriptures we have. So, “much of my gospel” can only refer to the records that still need to come forth.

The records that must appear

The Josephite will need to retranslate the Small Plates of Nephi, to make the language “strong.”

Because of their faith their words shall proceed forth out of my mouth unto their brethren who are the fruit of thy loins; and the weakness of their words will I make strong in their faith, unto the remembering of my covenant which I made unto thy fathers.  (2 Ne. 3:21)

And the words which I have written in weakness will be made strong unto them  (2 Ne. 33:4)

He will need to retranslate the Book of Mormon (to make the language strong) and also restore the Book of Lehi (the lost 116 manuscript pages) to the text. This will fulfill the prophecies concerning the Book of Mormon coming forth. (See, for example, 2 Ne. 3 and 2 Ne. 27.) He will need to translate the Large Plates of Nephi. This will fulfill the Savior’s prophecy, recorded in 3 Ne. 21. He will need to translate the Plates of Brass. This will fulfill Lehi’s prophecy, made in 1 Ne. 5, and Alma’s prophecy, made in Alma 37. And he will need to translate the Plates of Ether (leaving out the vision of the brother of Jared.) This will fulfill Alma’s prophecy, found in Alma 37.

When must these records appear?

They must appear within the 6th thousand years, which ends in April of 2033. In other words, they must come forth sometime in the next 16 and a half years. These records constitute “much of my gospel” and also the “other books” (1 Ne. 13:39) that Nephi saw coming forth.

The Sealed Portion

The Sealed Portion of the Plates of Mormon will be translated after these other records appear. The first group of “other books” (which is everything mentioned above minus the Sealed Portion) will cause the remnant and many Gentiles to repent, to become sanctified and to exercise faith “even as the brother of Jared did” (Ether 4:7.) When that happens, the first part of the Sealed Portion, or first seal, dealing with the 1st thousand years, will be translated by the Josephite. Thus the restoration of all things will begin in earnest, consisting of seven parts, or seals, in which all things begin to be revealed. The first part of the Sealed Portion will trigger the events spoken of by John in Revelation 6, with wars going out among the wicked.

The book “sealed with seven seals,” seen by John in Revelation 5:1; the “vision of all,” which is “the words of a book that is sealed,” seen by Isaiah in Isaiah 29:11; and the Sealed Portion of the Plates of Mormon, are one and the same book. The Sealed Portion of the plates is “sealed by the power of God” (2 Ne. 27:10), therefore only God can open it. Which He will do, as John saw in Revelation 5 and 6, and then the Josephite will translate it and make it available to the saints.

When will these things occur?

The first six parts of the Sealed Portion get loosed and translated in the 6th thousand years, so sometime in the next 16 and a half years. The seventh part gets translated in the 7th thousand years. In other words, after April of 2033. Joseph Smith needs to come back and appoint his successor, Joseph-Nephi, because Joseph Smith alone holds the keys to the Sealed Portion, and the Josephite needs those keys to accomplish his mission.

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, if he abide in me, and if not, another will I plant in his stead.  (D&C 35:18)

When the Sealed Portion gets read upon the house tops

And the day cometh that the words of the book which were sealed shall be read upon the house tops; and they shall be read by the power of Christ; and all things shall be revealed unto the children of men which ever have been among the children of men, and which ever will be even unto the end of the earth.  (2 Ne. 27:11)

This occurs when Jesus comes back and it is my understanding that Moroni is the one who reads it to everyone. But before then, it gets translated and given to the saints.

John’s scriptures

The Bible as it currently stands appears to be composed largely of abridgements. In John’s Revelation, he heard “seven thunders” (Rev. 10:3-4) utter their voices and he was commanded not to write what he heard, because it was sealed. Daniel was told (in Dan. 12:4) to seal up his vision, too. When John brings forth his Book of the Lamb of God, it will be an unabridged text, without anything sealed or hidden. This, too, must come forth in the 6h thousand years, sometime in the next 16 and a half years. In fact, John’s Book of the Lamb of God is the first new record that comes forth. Afterward, Joseph-Nephi does his translations. The Book of Abraham that we have, is only a part of Abraham’s writings. The full record will undoubtedly be on the Plates of Brass. The text of the Book of Joseph scroll, which got destroyed, is also likely on those plates in its entirety. The Joseph Smith Translation, Book of Moses and Joseph Smith—Matthew scriptures, will be supplanted with better, functional translations, with the full, unabridged texts, as found in the Book of the Lamb of God and/or on the Plates of Brass. Mormons, essentially, are going to lay aside The Standard Works and start using a brand new set of scriptures.

The new scriptures will likely be voluminous, requiring a great many volumes, perhaps as many or even more than all the heavy volumes of the Oxford English Dictionary or the Encyclopedia Britannica. We can print the scriptures of the Standard Works into a single volume of normal-sized text and hold it in a single hand, but we won’t be able to do that with the scriptures brought forth by the Josephite, except electronically, using an e-reader. The printed version of the Josephite scriptures will require a cart to transport them all. The New Multi-Volume Standard Works will also be translated by the Josephite into all the languages of the world, so that you would need the biggest library on the planet to hold all the various language versions.

Now this doesn’t include the Sealed Portion of the Plates of Mormon. When you factor that in, then you end up with the understanding that Isaiah was making a direct comparison when he said, “The earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea” (Isa. 11:9.) John wrote:

And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written.  (John 21:25)

And yet, Mormon tells us that all those very works have already been written:

And if ye had all the scriptures which give an account of all the marvelous works of Christ, ye would, according to the words of Christ, know that these things must surely come.  (3 Ne. 28:33)

Mormon had access to the 24 Plates of Ether, which not only contained a history of the world from the beginning, as well as the entire, unabridged, Jaredite history, but also “the vision of all,” given to the brother of Jared, which revealed all things. But the language it was written in was able to communicate all the information in a very little bit of writing space. When Moroni translated it into the Nephite language, it took up almost all of the space on the Plates of Mormon, yet the Nephite language was information-rich enough to hold it all in a single volume. Not so with modern languages. We can expect, then, that when the Josephite turns to the task of translating the Sealed Portion into all the modern languages, the world will fill up with books and, at that point, all human knowledge will be supplanted. All of this must happen in the next 16 and a half years.

The angels mentioned by John

My understanding is that the “angel ascending from the east” (Rev. 7:2) is the Josephite, while the four angels “holding the four winds” (Rev. 7:1) are other Nephites, namely, the Three Nephite Disciples who were translated, plus one more. The fourth angel may be Alma the Younger (who desired to be an angel in Alma 29, or Nehi the son of Helaman. (See 3 Ne. 1:2-3.)

About the work of angels

When the restoration of all things resumes with the Josephite’s ministry, it seems to me that there will be a lot of angelic ministrations among the people. With Joseph Smith, the main angel involved was Moroni, but with Joseph-Nephi, the main angel appears to be Gabriel.

And also with Elias, to whom I have committed the keys of bringing to pass the restoration of all things spoken by the mouth of all the holy prophets since the world began, concerning the last days;  (D&C 27:6)

Moroni, though, will also be involved, as he holds the keys of the record of the stick of Ephraim (which is the Plates of Brass)

Behold, this is wisdom in me; wherefore, marvel not, for the hour cometh that I will drink of the fruit of the vine with you on the earth, and with Moroni, whom I have sent unto you to reveal the Book of Mormon, containing the fulness of my everlasting gospel, to whom I have committed the keys of the record of the stick of Ephraim;  (D&C 27:5)

Also Raphael, Michael and many other angels will be ministering to the Josephite, as he works furiously against the dwindling time to “gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth” (Eph. 1:10.) These angels will play a major part, but no angelic trumpet will sound until after April of 2033.

Signs above and below

The Great and Abominable Church must make its appearance in the next 16 and a half years and we can also expect the heavens to become active with incoming planets and comets. And so on and so forth. A lot has to go down in a surprisingly short period of time but I ain’t gonna list it all. Suffice it to say that we are living in the moment just before the end time roller coaster ride begins its rapid launch into the stratosphere.

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  1. Sometimes it’s fun to compare viewpoints. The following talk was given by Elder Bruce R. McConkie of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, given in 1984 (16 years before the year 2000), and titled, The Bible, A Sealed Book

  2. I used to believe that The Great and Abominable Church was the Catholic church.

    LDS Sunday School lessons teach the ANY church that is not Christs church is Great and Abominable.

    Lately I have come to think that the LDS church itself just might fit the bill. 2 Nephi 28, a vision of the last days, was written for us (members of the church), stating that ALL have gone astray. No exceptions for even one church.

    It includes multiple warnings about putting trust in the arm of the flesh. I’m pretty sure the brethren are still flesh.

    President Hinckley in an ABC interview 1997 and a San Francisco Chronicle 1997 article is quoted as saying, “we don’t need much revelation”.

    We could be even closer than you think.

  3. “Much” indicates the ministry of the Josephite

    And it came to pass that the angel of the Lord spake unto me, saying: Behold, saith the Lamb of God, after I have visited the remnant of the house of Israel—and this remnant of whom I speak is the seed of thy father—wherefore, after I have visited them in judgment, and smitten them by the hand of the Gentiles, and after the Gentiles do stumble exceedingly, because of the most plain and precious parts of the gospel of the Lamb which have been kept back by that abominable church, which is the mother of harlots, saith the Lamb—I will be merciful unto the Gentiles in that day, insomuch that I will bring forth unto them, in mine own power, much of my gospel, which shall be plain and precious, saith the Lamb. (1 Ne. 13:34)

    And there shall rise up one mighty among them, who shall do much good, both in word and in deed, being an instrument in the hands of God, with exceeding faith, to work mighty wonders, and do that thing which is great in the sight of God, unto the bringing to pass much restoration unto the house of Israel, and unto the seed of thy brethren. (2 Ne. 3:24)

    What is the rod spoken of in the first verse of the 11th chapter of Isaiah, that should come of the Stem of Jesse? Behold, thus saith the Lord: It is a servant in the hands of Christ, who is partly a descendant of Jesse as well as of Ephraim, or of the house of Joseph, on whom there is laid much power. (D&C 113:3-4)

    How the scientific era ends

    The wisdom and knowledge and learning and understanding of the world, which is the science of the intellectuals, is to be destroyed in one fell swoop.

    And the multitude of the earth was gathered together; and I beheld that they were in a large and spacious building, like unto the building which my father saw. And the angel of the Lord spake unto me again, saying: Behold the world and the wisdom thereof; yea, behold the house of Israel hath gathered together to fight against the twelve apostles of the Lamb. And it came to pass that I saw and bear record, that the great and spacious building was the pride of the world; and it fell, and the fall thereof was exceedingly great. And the angel of the Lord spake unto me again, saying: Thus shall be the destruction of all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people, that shall fight against the twelve apostles of the Lamb. (1 Ne. 11:35-36)

    Enoch saw the Flood of Noah and prayed that a global flood of water would never happen again, to which the Lord consented.

    And it came to pass that Enoch continued his cry unto the Lord, saying: I ask thee, O Lord, in the name of thine Only Begotten, even Jesus Christ, that thou wilt have mercy upon Noah and his seed, that the earth might never more be covered by the floods. And the Lord could not withhold; and he covenanted with Enoch, and sware unto him with an oath, that he would stay the floods; (Moses 7:50-51)

    There will never be a global flood of water destroying the wicked with a temporal destruction. Instead, the Lord will send forth a flood of truth and righteousness, which will destroy the wicked with a spiritual destruction, in preparation for the baptism of fire that the earth would receive, which will burn up the wicked.

    And righteousness will I send down out of heaven; and truth will I send forth out of the earth, to bear testimony of mine Only Begotten; his resurrection from the dead; yea, and also the resurrection of all men; and righteousness and truth will I cause to sweep the earth as with a flood, to gather out mine elect from the four quarters of the earth, unto a place which I shall prepare, an Holy City, that my people may gird up their loins, and be looking forth for the time of my coming; for there shall be my tabernacle, and it shall be called Zion, a New Jerusalem. (Moses 7:62)

    The publication of the Sealed Portion, then, will destroy the scientific era overnight, making all intellectuals look like utter fools.

    Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid. (Isa. 29:14)

    The wisdom of the world will go up in smoke, in an instant. The Lord destroys the intellectuals by giving them what they want. What do they want? They want knowledge. So the Lord gives them knowledge, but it’s more than they can handle. It’s too much. It’s a freaking flood of knowledge! He reveals all things, for crying out loud!

    What happens to them?

    This destroys their craft, for they are purveyors of knowledge and wisdom, and the Lord has released it all free of charge. All scientists, research and development, educators, experts and so on will be put out of a job by the release of the Sealed Portion. They also spiritually perish, just like the man who looks into the Urim and Thummim without being commanded to.

    Now Ammon said unto him: I can assuredly tell thee, O king, of a man that can translate the records; for he has wherewith that he can look, and translate all records that are of ancient date; and it is a gift from God. And the things are called interpreters, and no man can look in them except he be commanded, lest he should look for that he ought not and he should perish. (Mosiah 8:13)

    This effectively binds them up, as tares waiting to be burned, by delivering them into the captivity of the devil.

    For the time cometh, saith the Lamb of God, that I will work a great and a marvelous work among the children of men; a work which shall be everlasting, either on the one hand or on the other—either to the convincing of them unto peace and life eternal, or unto the deliverance of them to the hardness of their hearts and the blindness of their minds unto their being brought down into captivity, and also into destruction, both temporally and spiritually, according to the captivity of the devil, of which I have spoken. (1 Ne. 14:7)

    (This shows that everybody HAS TO repent and come into the church of God, and believe, because the Lord IS going to release this stuff, and if you aren’t ready, YOU WILL PERISH.)

    What comes after the scientific era

    The age of miracles among the saints, on one hand, and the age of idols and superstition, on the other. So, the intellectual idea that by 2050 the so-called “Singularity” will occur is unfounded. In less than 17 years the world will be flooded with books that explain absolutely everything about all things and these books will come from God, published by the Josephite. The age of scientific discovery will come to an abrupt close because there will be nothing left to discover or teach. The Lord Himself, through all these books that give the information in “the vision of all,” will be our teacher and everyone will know the Lord.

    And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. (Isa. 2:3)

    And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. (Jer. 31:34)

    And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children. (Isa. 54:13)

    Illustrations, as well as words

    The Sealed Portion books may, in fact, be illustrated, and if so, the Josephite will need to be an artist, as well as a translator, making his task that much harder.

    The wicked will learn more ways to act wickedly

    Once the first seal is opened, the wicked of today will be able to learn what the wicked of the 1st thousand years did, and they may use that to their “advantage” in doing more wickedness. Thus, the king who goes out conquering in Revelation 6 after the 1st seal is opened, may be a man who, having read the information, decided to use it to obtain power over other people, just as Akish used the information in the ancient records to form a secret combination and obtain the throne.

  4. Some excerpts from the McConkie talk that show a difference in interpretation. Brother McConkie said,

    John the Revelator saw in the hands of the Great God a book sealed with seven seals. “It contains,” as our revelations tell us, “the revealed will, mysteries, and the works of God; the hidden things of his economy concerning this earth during the seven thousand years of its continuance, or its temporal existence” (D&C 77:6), each seal covering a period of one thousand years. As John saw, no one but the Lord Jesus—“the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David” (Revelation 5:5)—had the power to loose these seven seals. This same knowledge is contained in the sealed portion of the Book of Mormon. For aught we know the two sealed books are one and the same.

    Brother McConkie wasn’t sure whether they were the same or not. For years I wasn’t, either. Now, though, I say they are the same.

    Brother McConkie said,

    Of this much we are quite certain: When, during the Millennium, the sealed portion of the Book of Mormon is translated,…

    Brother McConkie thought that we’d have to wait for the Millennium to have the sealed portion opened and translated. But I say that in the next 16 and a half years it will be opened and the portion dealing with the first 6000 years will be translated and given to the saints.

    Brother McConkie said,

    As of now, the world is not ready to receive these truths.

    Brother McConkie thought that the world had to be ready in order for this information to go forth. I say that the world never had anything to do with it. The information will go forth when the saints have exercised faith like the brother of Jared, regardless of the state of the world, for the world, which is the unrepentant wicked, has always rejected the truth and thus is destined for burning, but the saints are destined for greatness (the greater things.) So, I say that in the next 16 and a half years, all saints will exercise the faith of the brother of Jared, and at that point, the Lord will unloose those seals and command His Josephite to start translating the Sealed Portion.

    Brother McConkie said,

    When we rend the damning veil of unbelief that now shuts us out from perfect communion with Gods and angels and when we gain faith like that of the brother of Jared, then we will gain the knowledge that was his. This will not occur until after the Lord comes. (See Ether 4.)

    Brother McConkie believed that the saints couldn’t accomplish the feat of exercising faith like the brother of Jared before the Lord came, but I say they can and will perform this great feat. This is because just as Joseph Smith’s work was so “that faith also might increase in the earth” (D&C 1:21), and faith DID increase, for many Gentiles gravitated into the gospel and church of Jesus Christ, taking on them the name and covenants of Christ, so will the Josephite’s work accomplish the same thing, except that as the Josephite’s faith is orders of magnitude greater than Joseph Smith’s, the saints’ faith will be that much more increased, even to the level of the brother of Jared. (I fully doubt that anyone, at all, will equal the Josephite’s faith, but who cares, right? Having the same faith as the brother of Jared is all anyone ever needs, despite it being less that than of the Josephite.)

    Brother McConkie said,

    And even the small portion of truth preserved for us in our present Bible has not come down to us in its original plainness and perfection. An angel told Nephi, with repetitive emphasis, that the Bible—including both the Old Testament and the New Testament—contained the knowledge of salvation when first written; that it then went through the hands “of that great and abominable church, which is most abominable above all other churches” (1 Nephi 13:26); that many plain and precious parts and many covenants of the Lord were taken away; and that as a result an exceedingly great many did stumble and did not know what to believe or how to act. (See 1 Nephi 13.)

    Brother McConkie believed that the angel (and Nephi) referred to the Bible in those chapters, even though the word “Bible” is never, not even once, mentioned anywhere in the text. It is mentioned, however, in 2 Nephi 29, so it is not like Nephi could not have put the correct name it the text if he wanted to, right? But Nephi doesn’t call the record a Bible in 1 Nephi 13 and 14. Instead, he calls it “the book of the Lamb of God.” But brother McConkie didn’t take Nephi at his word, but instead put in his own interpretation, that Nephi didn’t mean what he said, but was instead speaking symbolically of the Bible. I say, though, that Nephi used “book of the Lamb of God” in those chapters because that was the record he was referring to, while he used “Bible” in 2 Nephi 29, because that was the record he was referring to there. Two records, not one record stated plainly over here and symbolically over there.

  5. J. wrote,

    Lately I have come to think that the LDS church itself just might fit the bill. 2 Nephi 28, a vision of the last days, was written for us (members of the church), stating that ALL have gone astray. No exceptions for even one church.

    2 Nephi 28 is a prophecy of the future and thus, it does not pertain to our day. There is no great and abominable church today. It has not formed, yet. So, neither God’s church (the LDS church) nor any other church, is the great and abominable church.

  6. I have a dumb question. When does Tribulation come to play in the seals? Before the beginning of the seventh thousand years? Then comes Christ after?

    Also, are you saying that the saints have not yet exercised faith as the brother of Jared, and those that claim they have are deceived? Or maybe that the way may be made more clearly manifest?

    Thank you.

  7. When does Tribulation come to play in the seals? Before the beginning of the seventh thousand years? Then comes Christ after?

    Brian, my understanding is that 1 Nephi 13 happens first, then 1 Nephi 14 happens second, then Revelation 6 happens third, and all three chapters occur in the 6th thousand years, or in other words, in the next 16 and a half years.

    So, given that 1 Nephi 13 starts with saints being tortured, shackled, brought down into captivity and killed by the Great and Abominable Church, you can say that tribulation starts from the prophetic outset.

    And the angel said unto me: Behold the formation of a church which is most abominable above all other churches, which slayeth the saints of God, yea, and tortureth them and bindeth them down, and yoketh them with a yoke of iron, and bringeth them down into captivity. (1 Ne. 13:5)

    Later in that same chapter, the nations of the world try to destroy the Gentiles that had gone out of captivity and are defeated by the power of God.

    And I beheld that their mother Gentiles were gathered together upon the waters, and upon the land also, to battle against them. And I beheld that the power of God was with them, and also that the wrath of God was upon all those that were gathered together against them to battle. And I, Nephi, beheld that the Gentiles that had gone out of captivity were delivered by the power of God out of the hands of all other nations. (1 Ne. 13:17-19)

    That can be considered another time of tribulation. In 1 Nephi 14 the Great and Abominable Church is at it again, trying to gather together multitudes to fight God, but they start fighting with each other instead.

    And it came to pass that I beheld that the great mother of abominations did gather together multitudes upon the face of all the earth, among all the nations of the Gentiles, to fight against the Lamb of God. And it came to pass that I, Nephi, beheld the power of the Lamb of God, that it descended upon the saints of the church of the Lamb, and upon the covenant people of the Lord, who were scattered upon all the face of the earth; and they were armed with righteousness and with the power of God in great glory. And it came to pass that I beheld that the wrath of God was poured out upon that great and abominable church, insomuch that there were wars and rumors of wars among all the nations and kindreds of the earth. (1 Ne. 14:13-15)

    That leads us into Revelation 6 where these wars start going forth. But this time of gathering, in which the Great Church is getting ready to wipe out God’s people certainly can be called yet another time of tribulation. It is interesting that at this very moment when they are planning to destroy the saints, God opens up the first seal, creating havoc among the wicked (the ensuing wars among them.) The opening of the seals coincides with God’s power descending upon the saints and them being “armed with righteousness and with the power of God in great glory.” In other words, the wicked are gathering for war against God and His people, so He arms them, but not as they expect. Instead of guns and swords, He unleashes the flood of knowledge that is contained in the Sealed Portion, in which they spiritually perish by drowning. He unleashes a spiritual Flood of Noah to save his people and combat the wicked. So they start fighting among themselves, as stated in Revelation 6, for the release of the 1st and 2nd seal, and the 3rd seal appears to wreak some kind of economic destruction. More death and destruction of the wicked follows the opening of the 4th seal, but notice that when the 5th seal is opened, the wicked appear to retaliate against the saints somewhat, and there are now, yet again, martyrs.

    And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: and they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. (Rev. 6:9-11)

    This appears to be the final tribulation that the saints go through. From this point on, the wicked never get a handle on the situation to do any more harm to God’s saints. So, all of this must happen in the next 16 and a half years.

    Of note is that the saints in Nephi’s prophecy are called “the saints of God,” not “the latter-day saints.” Also, the church is called by him “the church of the Lamb of God,” not “the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” So, I must assume that by the time that Nephi’s prophecy begins in 1 Ne. 13:1, there is no “Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” In other words, my prophecy–given on this blog, and received in October of 2008 (I think)–that the church would be broken up, must have already come to pass by the start of Nephi’s prophecy and the latter-day saints now simply call themselves, “saints of God,” and they call their church, “the church of the Lamb of God.”

    Also, are you saying that the saints have not yet exercised faith as the brother of Jared, and those that claim they have are deceived?

    The Lord Himself says that when the Gentiles repent and exercise the same faith as the brother of Jared, that those sealed things will go forth:

    For the Lord said unto me: They shall not go forth unto the Gentiles until the day that they shall repent of their iniquity, and become clean before the Lord. And in that day that they shall exercise faith in me, saith the Lord, even as the brother of Jared did, that they may become sanctified in me, then will I manifest unto them the things which the brother of Jared saw, even to the unfolding unto them all my revelations, saith Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Father of the heavens and of the earth, and all things that in them are. (Ether 4:6-7)

    The Lord is not talking of the wicked Gentiles, who never repent, but of the Gentiles that repent. In other words, His people. Us. The saints. It was always the intention of God to release the Sealed Portion in the 6th thousand years, and He always knew that the saints would get to that very point where He would have to release it. This is why He gives the promise in this chapter: because it is going to happen. Our prior understanding that the Sealed Portion goes out only in the Millennium is flat out wrong. God comes back at the start of the Millennium. You can’t exercise faith like the brother of Jared if God is already present. Faith is things that are not seen, right? So, the only way this promise can be fulfilled is before the Second Coming.

    So, all our understandings of these prophecies have been flat out wrong. God sent Joseph, who had faith like the brother of Jared, for he saw both God and Jesus with his very first prayer. I’d say that counts as equal faith to the brother of Jared. And this seer, Joseph, then, using this great faith, increases faith on the earth, enough to get the Gentiles into the newly established church of Christ, and sealed with the keys and ordinances and so forth. Joseph Smith was at the brother of Jared’s level, but not the rest of the saints, not the people of God. Yet they are at a level sufficient to save them. But that is not God’s whole plan. He doesn’t want to just save His people, He wants to fully redeem them from the Fall, like the brother of Jared. They need to be redeemed from the Fall because all of the earth is getting redeemed from the Fall. Everything is going back into its paradisiacal state, right? You can’t have non-paradisiacal people living in Paradise. Everything has got to match. Fallen man for fallen earth, paradise man for paradise earth. So, all the saints have to be brought to the brother of Jared’s state, otherwise when Jesus comes back, everything will be cursed and dissolution will follow.

    What, then, is to be done? Well, God always planned for this, unbeknownst to us. He sent a seer, which is greater than a prophet, which is a prophet and a revelator also, named Joseph Smith, and that got the ball rolling. But there is something even greater than a seer:

    And Ammon said that a seer is a revelator and a prophet also; and a gift which is greater can no man have, except he should possess the power of God, which no man can; yet a man may have great power given him from God.

    So, what is greater than a seer? The answer is a miracle-working seer. And so that is who he sends: Joseph-Nephi, a miracle-working seer orders of magnitude greater in faith than the brother of Jared, and this causes yet another increase of faith among the saints, to the very level of the brother of Jared. This prepares a people worthy and ready for the changes coming to the earth and all the planets. The saints now are fully empowered and clean, every whit, and redeemed. All that needs to be done is burn up the tares, which will happen when the Lord comes. God will then come down and everything will be as perfect as it is in heaven. It will be heaven on earth. All things will be perfect and redeemed and sinless. Not a spot anywhere.

    But the earth, at present is way off base, far from perfect and everything must be prepared perfectly. So He sends this Josephite and essentially gives him more power than every miracle-worker combined. And he’s gonna need every last bit of it, too, to accomplish the task, because it’s impossibly great. Perfection is, well, impossible, but that is his task: to make everything perfect. This is how he prepares the way of the Lord.

    Now, it is my understanding that the mission of the Josephite is intentionally, insanely impossible, so that he is challenged. So, to make his mission as hard at it could be, my understanding is that from the beginning, any prophecy or task that any prophet, seer or revelator left undone, was simply shrugged off by the Lord saying, “Don’t worry about that. At the time of the end, I’ll have my Josephite do that.” And the prophets were told to “Prophesy of the times of the end. Multiply the prophecies.” Why? So that his mission was outrageously, incomprehensibly huge and complex and impossible. It had to be so impossible, that even people who believe in God’s almighty power to do anything would be dumbfounded that 1) it was accomplished, 2) by only one man, and 3) in record time. It is to leave everyone in absolute awe.

    This shows that those who claim to be sent by the Lord to guide or correct the saints, because they have seen the Lord, have not been sent by the Lord. The Lord isn’t going to send another Joseph Smith-type of person, a person with merely the faith to see the Lord. Also, those who are incessant in their “Zion! Zion! We must establish Zion!” chants are also missing the picture. People think Zion is a state of loving kindness, charity and so forth. But that is only part of the picture. Zion is also power and without that vital element of heavenly power, it ain’t Zion. So, Zion must wait until the Josephite makes his announcement that he’s on the scene, and then Zion will be redeemed, but only after the people themselves have been redeemed from the Fall like the brother of Jared was. You think all those who are doing the Zion chant are redeemed from the Fall? You think they have exercised faith like the brother of Jared? If so, then where’s the Sealed Portion? Why ain’t it open, yet?

    Lol. They chant and I rant. Rant over.

  8. Great post. You’re very close. About 90% there. You’re missing a few key things that will turn the whole thing upside down for you. I’m telling you. Watch the lego movie. It’s all there. Every last jot and tittle.

  9. Two major events I believe you are dead wrong, the rest looks spot on. 1. The ten tribes as a body of people are not hidden somewhere on or in this earth multiplying in perfect union. Why would god separate and protect an ongodly wicked people? They were more wicked then the two tribes who remain identified so why didn’t god hide them also?Nephi 22 explains perfectly and as plain as black and white the ten tribes where scattered upon ALL the FACE of the earth and amongst all nations. You can’t get around this unless you throw the Bof M out the window. 2. It is impossible to establish an all powerful church of Satan is such a short period. The great and abominable church of the devil is the Catholic church. There is no way around it. Nephi 14 describes the 2 churches perfectly. One is of the lamb of God. ….All others (the great and abominable ) are of the Devil.

  10. 1 Nephi 26: And after they (the bible) go forth from the jews unto the gentiles, thou seest the formation of the great and abominable church . So just after the bible was finished the great and abominable church of the devil was formed. V 29: and after the plain and precious things were taken away it goeth forth unto all the nations of the gentiles yea, even across the the many waters which thou hast seen with the gentiles which have gone forth out of captivaty. So verse 29 proves the great and abominable church was formed before the bible reached USA.


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