Friday, November 14, 2014


For my Russesque trolls out there who say there is no backing from the folks at the top of the pyramid, here you go:

Gathering Out of the Saints

Documented Quotes


Elder Oaks in the April 2004 General Conference encouraged all members of the Church throughout the world to "accelerate our own preparation and try to influence the preparation of those around us." The general authorities over the past years have been letting us know that this gathering is coming. Here is what they have said about it:
Elder H. Aldridge (Second Quorum of the Seventy) LDS Business College Devotional, February 8th, 2005

"We must both learn what these signs are and then identify them correctly when they occur. They can and will strengthen our faith in Christ and His prophets, if we know the scriptures. Just as in the days of Noah, a way is already prepared for the escape of the Lord's elect Latter-Day Saints, if they are in tune with His prophets."

Harold B. Lee Conference Report, April 1948

Thus, clearly, the Lord has placed the responsibility for directing the work of gathering in the hands of the leaders of the Church to whom he will reveal his will where and when such gatherings would take place in the future.

It would be well before the frightening events concerning the fulfillment of all God's promises and predictions are upon us, that the Saints in every land prepare themselves and look forward to the instruction that shall come to them from the First Presidency of this Church as to where they shall be gathered and not be disturbed in their feelings until such instruction is given to them as it is revealed by the Lord to the proper authority.
Henry B. Eyring - Raise the Bar (BYU-Idaho Talk - January 2005)

"The giant earthquake, and the tsunami it sent crashing into the coasts around the Indian Ocean, is just the beginning and a part of what is to come, terrible as it was.

You remember the words from the Doctrine and Covenants which now seem so accurate: (he quotes D&C 88:88-91)

Fear shall come upon all people. But you and I know that the Lord has prepared places of safety to which he is eager to guide us....It will be our choice whether or not to move up or stay where we are. But the Lord will invite and guide us upward by the direction of the Holy Ghost....

I did not plan to speak to you about the hard times that are ahead and they are real, and they are coming...."
Joseph Smith The teaching of the prophet Joseph Smith, Section 2, P.71

"...for without Zion, and a place of deliverance, we must fall; because the time is near when the sun will be darkened, and the moon turn to blood, and the stars fall from the heaven, and the earth reel to and fro.

Then, if this is the case, and if we are not sanctified and gathered to the places God has appointed, with all our former professions and our great love for the Bible, we must fall; we cannot stand; we cannot be saved; for God will gather out his saints from the Gentiles, and then comes desolation and destruction, and none can escape except the pure in heart who are gathered."
Joseph Smith DHC 4:272

"In addition to all temporal blessings, there is no other way for the Saints to be saved in these last days, than by gathering...."
Book of Mormon Alma 26:5-7

And they shall be gathered into the garners, that they are not wasted.

Yea, they shall not be beaten down by the storm at the last day; yea, neither shall they be harrowed up by the whirlwinds; but when the storm cometh they shall be gathered together in their place, that the storm cannot penetrate to them; yea, neither shall they be driven with fierce winds whithersoever the enemy listeth to carry them.

But behold, they are in the hands of the Lord of the harvest, and they are his; and he will raise them up at the last day.

James E. Talmage, Conference Report, October 1921, p.188

"Great and grand as is this people, mighty as are the works that have been accomplished through the blessings of God through his servants in these days, there is too little real prayer among the Latter-day Saints, too many prayerless homes, and hence the spread of spiritual contagion among some of us. Thank the Lord not among many, relatively speaking. I have faith in my people, for I knew that they are the Lord's people, and I am proud to be one of them; but when the cry shall come, as come it shall: "To your tents, O Israel," for there are struggles ahead, the Lord knows where to find those who have been faithful."
Brigham Young, Mosiah Hancock Autobiography, typescript, BYU-S, p.73

"He [President Brigham Young] conversed freely on the situation of the Saints in the mountains, and said that he dreaded the time when the Saints would become popular with the world; for he had seen in sorrow, in a dream, or in dreams, this people clothed in the fashions of Babylon and drinking in the spirit of Babylon until one could hardly tell a Saint from a black-leg. And he felt like shouting, "To your tents, Oh Israel!" because it was the only thing that could keep the people pure."
Heber C. Kimball, Journal of Discourses, Vol.9, p.154, June 19, 1862

This people know enough to be righteous, honest, pure, and virtuous; and those who will not practice that which they know to be good will become habituated to folly and vice, just in the same way that men became habituated to using tobacco, to stealing, drinking, and lying.

"When the time comes that the Lord says, "Arise and to your tents, O Israel;" then men be pure inside and out; they must be for God, or they will have no part in the blessings conferred upon the righteous."
President Eyring, April 1997 General Conference, "Safety in Counsel"

President Eyring says this in his 1997 General Conference talk called "Safety in Counsel." The church has posted this talk 3 times in the Ensign.

Henry B, Eyring, “Safety in Counsel” June 2008 First Presidency Message

Henry B, Eyring, “Finding Safety in Counsel” November 2001 Ensign

Henry B, Eyring, “Finding Safety in Counsel” April 1997 General Conference

The talk starts out about the warnings of the prophets, standing on safe ground, having listening ears and reaching out to others. The very last paragraph of the talk says:

"We are blessed to live in a time when the priesthood keys are on the earth. We are blessed to know where to look and how to listen for the voice that will fulfill the promise of the Lord that He will gather us to safety. I pray that we will have humble hearts, that we will listen, that we will pray, and that we will wait for the deliverance of the Lord that is sure to come as we are faithful."

Interesting enough, he refers to Haun's Mill in this talk and many other things. I would highly recommend that you carefully read it.

Here is a list of at least 49 times that the righteous have to leave.

1. Brother of Jared
2. Lehi
3. Mulek
4. Saints in Europe coming to Utah. Many ancestors answered the call of Joseph Smith to immigrate to America and join with the saints in Utah. Left their homelands and relatives.>>
5. Alma fleeing wicked King Noah
6. Alma's fleeing from Lamanite bondage. Mosiah 24
7. Puritans and Pilgrims
8. Children of Israel fleeing Egypt
9. Enoch. Moses 7:27
10. Mary and Joseph to Egypt
11. Saints fleeing from Jerusalem and Titus in 70 A.D.
12. Limhi's people fleeing Mosiah 22:6-1 People of Limhi deliver themselves from bondage by departing into the wilderness with tents, flocks, families. They couldn't do it by the sword--were out-numbered. Went out the back pass. Mosiah 22:2
13. Nephi fleeing from Laman and Lemuel
14. Ammon and his Anti-Nephi-Lehi's fleeing the Lamanites Alma 27
15. Mosiah flees Omni 1:12
16. Joseph of Aramanthea in Jewish legend driven from Jerusalem in a boat with Mary, Martha, Lazarus, Mary Magdalene and others. (Fascinating Story)
17. The ten tribes fleeing from bondage to the north.
18. Abraham from Ur of the Chaldees. Hebrew 11:8
19. Another Jewish legend of Jeremiah fleeing to Egypt and then to England and Ireland before the destruction of Jerusalem.
20. Lot from Sodom and Gommorah.
21. The Nephites flee from their homes and gather together to fight the Lamanites and Gadiantons, pooling all their supplies for 7 years.
22. Alma and Amulek flee Ammoniah. Alma 15:16
23. Zoramites cast out and flee to Jershon. Alma 35
24. The people of Ammon vacate Jerson so the Nephites can battle the Lamanites there. Alma 35:13
25. Ishmael and his family join Lehi in fleeing Jerusalem. 1 Nephi
26. Noah flees the world on an ark.
27. Jacob flees to Egypt to get food.
28. The saints flee Kirtland to go to Missouri
29. Then they flee Missouri to go to Nauvoo
30. Then they flee Nauvoo to Salt Lake
31. Adam and Even have to leave the Garden of Eden to start a new life. The pattern was set when Adam and Eve were sent out of the garden of Eden and into the wilderness, a journey that must have been quite an education in the school of hard knocks.
32. Hyrum Smith received a revelation saying his life was in danger and to move his family from Palmyra to Colesville, N.Y. He packed that night and left the next morning. "Life of Joseph Smith by His Mother"
33. Father Smith's life was in jeapordy. He was warned to flee but didn't leave soon enough and was thrown into prison where he spent a month. After his release he immediately moved his family to Waterloo, NY and most of the Smith family would never see Palmyra again. "Life of Joseph Smith by his Mother"
34. Joseph and Emma flee Palmyra with the gold plates to live in Harmony, PA.
35. Joseph flees from Harmony to Colesville or Fayette?
36. No sooner had the early saints settled themselves with good herds and good homes in Salt Lake City, UT than they were called to leave it all and settle St. George, Arizona and other places in between. One group of great grandparents were called to St. George to settle there and then again were called to colonize Arizona making 3 callouts.
37. The saints fleeing U.S. marshalls into Mexico to save their families.
38. Moroni flees the rest of his life from the Lamanites.
39. Zoramites find out which people believe Alma's and Amulek's words and cast them out of the land. They go to Jerson. Alma 35:6-9. Verse 14 "Those who repented were driven out of the land."
40. Peter, James, and John, "And straight way they forsook their nets and followed him." Mark 1:16-18
41. Jesus fleeing Nazareth when they tried to kill him, never to return to his home town.
42. Omar is warned to flee because Akish and his secret band are going to kill him so Akish can marry Jared's daughter and give Jared the kingdom. Ether 9:3
43. The people in the city Moroni fled to the city Nephihah. Alma 51:24
44. Jacob fled when Simeon his son killed those who had abducted his daughter Dinah.
45. Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, fled with "the residue of the people of God" and "came out from the land, which was called Shulon, and dwelt in a land of promise..." Moses 6:17
46. 2000 strippling preschoolers left the Order of Nehor and Amulon to be taught by their mothers following the missionary Ammon.
47. The saints at Haun's Mill were told to leave by Joseph Smith.
48. And the prophet did send out a letter to the nations calling for the Jews to return to Jerusalem. If they had listened they would have been spared the holocaust.
49. The saints fled from Johnston's Army back in Brigham Young's day.

I would challenge you as you read the scriptures especially the Bible and Book of Mormon to pay attention every time someone is leaving and going to the wilderness or somewhere else to live. Make a note as to who is leaving; it is usually the righteous party who is leaving.

There is also another pattern the Lord has followed in the scriptures. He usually gathers his people out during the spring or the fall and either around or on the holy days. All the holy days occur during the spring (March -May) and during the fall (Sept - Nov.) time. For example, the Israelites left on the night of passover which is during the springtime. They were also only given a 72 hour time frame to escape. Keep in mind that general conference is in the spring and in the fall as well. And, the solaces within the universe always occur during this time too. Here is a thread about it.

President Hinckley's General Conference talk of October 2001 (Living the Fullness of Times), he told the church "The Vision of Joel has been fulfilled."

Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.

Joel 2:29 "And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit."

This happened in the New Testament as well when Agabus prophesied of a coming famine that would be especially hard on the members in Jerusalem. Now, Peter and Paul did not receive this information. At the time, Peter was at the head of the church and Paul was an apostle. The members heeded his forewarning by preparing and sending invaluable aid to those members in Jerusalem by the hand of Paul and Barnabus. Agubus was called a prophet, not because of his church calling (which we do not know what that was) but because he had the gift of prophesy. He also later prophesied of Paul’s imprisonment and death. He was not rebuked but was believed and sustained by them.

Many people are having visions and dreams about this gathering that is coming. Here is just a brief summary of what they are seeing:

They see a call coming from the prophet to the bishops and through the proper priesthood channels letting you know it is time to leave. Then, the trucks come to pick up the food storage in the early hours of the night. After the food and possibly supplies are loaded onto the trucks. Then, you are told where to go. Now, every area may be different so some may leave in individual cars, or meet and leave in groups, caravans and so forth. I'm just giving you a general overview of what they are seeing.


If you look at the 2010 March Ensign page 58, it kind of gives a hint to the gathering coming. The article is called "Safe In His Hand." Notice what the article says at the top of the page. It says:

God warned Noah of the flood and told the righteous how to escape. God told Joseph in Egypt of the coming famine and how to prepare. That same god speaks today through His prophets, giving counsel that brings peace and safety when followed.

Here is the link to the article on the church website. I would recommend you read the whole thing.

This original article was only half of a page in the actual 2010 March Ensign but the church has added a historic timeline and a whole bunch of preparedness quotes from all the prophets. I would recommend you take a look at the quote from President Hunter that is posted with the article on the church website. It says:

“Knowing what we know, and living as we are supposed to live, there really is no place, no excuse, for pessimism and despair....

“I promise you in the name of the Lord whose servant I am that God will always protect and care for his people. We will have our difficulties the way every generation and people have had difficulties. But with the gospel of Jesus Christ, you have every hope and promise and reassurance. The Lord has power over his Saints and will always prepare places of peace, defense, and safety for his people. When we have faith in God we can hope for a better world—for us personally, and for all mankind.”

President Howard W. Hunter, “An Anchor to the Souls of Men,” Ensign, Oct. 1993, 70.

On September 12, 2010 in a 150+ Stakes in a Provo Stake Conference which involved over a half million members. Elder Holland gave a talk about the faith of the pioneers who were called by the prophet to move and settle new areas south of Salt Lake and other states. He spoke of 2 specific examples of early pioneers who were called by a prophet to move and settle into new areas outside of Salt Lake. He went through their tremendous struggles and difficulties that they had to endure. He says:

"The fundamental driving force in these stories is faith. Rock ribbed, furnace refined, event filled, spiritually girded faith that this is the truth...the very church and kingdom of God on earth. And, when you're called, you go. Build your faith so you have a reservoir to call upon when tasks, challenges and demands come."

Elder Packer in the same conference said that "Elder Holland and others talked about the pioneer days. They had the easy part. From now on it’s going to be different and it’s going to be rougher...when you think of the hole in the rock or rocky ridge, or the other places where the pioneers served. In many ways, their part was easier than our part is going to be." The speakers at this conference were Elder Packer, Elder Holland, Elder Snow and Sister Beck.

"I have been praying for some guidance on tent cities. My answer came as I was serving. I was preparing to train several new Relief Society Presidencies and went to the LDS website to download some training videos. I had attended these training sessions for Stake Relief Society Presidencies with Sister Julie Beck and was happy to see them available for us to use or for that matter any one on to view. But there was one video on Self Reliance that I hadn't seen before. I began playing it and was surprised to hear her talk about TENTS! The video is inspiring and gives you such hope for the hard times because the Lord is planning for us if we just do our little part (which seems to include every family having a tent). I highly recommend you watch it as a testimony how we don't need to be scared because the Lord has always taken care of his people who have been faithful.,17884,8731-1,00.html then click on the "Self Reliance" video near the bottom.


Here is exactly what Julie Beck says when she is talking about tents in the "Self Reliance" links:

"I have a sense and a feeling as we have watched some of these disasters in the world, that this is a time for us to learn and prepare from these experiences. Sister Thompson gave a testimony of that, and the preparation happens in our own homes. There are not enough tents in the world to furnish every person with a tent unless the members of the church have a tent in their own homes...a simple thing like that. And then the storehouse is pressed down, heaped over and running over in our own homes. Some of you have student apartments, how prepared are you? If an earthquake or economic disaster happened, would you have enough water to drink for 24 hours? Would you be able to get by until help could come to you. Those are the kind of the things we need to be thinking about in our day and time, the Lord expects us to do our little part and then He can bring on the miracles and then we don't need to fear."...

Cleon Skousen in his book called "Cleansing of America." On page 5, it says:

"This last phrase, "I will bring the fullness of my gospel from among them," has always meant removing God's people and especially the missionaries from among them. Once God has gathered out his people from the midst of the wicked, God's cleansing will be imminent."

Then, he goes on to talk about the plagues and scourges that will come. You may want to read pages 5-20.

When a person understands the scriptures that talk about the last-days scenarios, they know that the Lord in control. The destruction of the wicked, which is carried about by a very wicked and conceited man is the Lord’s left hand in fulfilling the promise of destruction of the wicked in the last days. He acts under the Lord’s direction…while thinking he is doing it himself. But before the work of destruction takes place, the Lord (through His Prophet, who is the Lord’s right hand) leads His righteous covenant people out on an exodus - because he has promised protection to those who have kept their covenant.

This is what the Book of Isaiah teaches us. The destruction is going to happen. There is nothing we can do to prevent it - short of converting the world. But the Lord has promised to save his covenant people. In that process, the righteous will be tried, tested and refined - thus preparing them for the 2nd Coming and to rise up to a higher spiritual level - and become a Zion people. The chapters of Isaiah that appear in the Book of Mormon teach all about this - especially the 1st chapters of Isaiah that appear in the B of M (Isaiah 40, or 1st Nephi 20).

There are many indicators throughout Isaiah that tell the story of the time of trouble, and time of destruction -- and of the exodus that takes place just before the destruction. The essence of this teaching is that the Lord is bound to protect His people who have kept their covenants -- thus He will lead them out on an exodus, just before the destruction. Isaiah is very impressed with what happened to King Hezekiah -- and he structures his entire book around this central idea. In chapter 37, the Assyrians surround Jerusalem with their army’s and threaten to destroy the city. Isaiah tells righteous King Hezekiah not to worry. During the night, an angel kills all 185,000 soldiers. The reason: the people have fulfilled the terms of the Davidic covenant, and the Lord was bound to protect them. Isaiah included this story in his book to show that the Lord really will save his covenant people, by leading them out on an Exodus prior to the destruction.

All the scriptoriums who really study the scriptures will tell you that the Lord will gather out his people. It is a common pattern that the Lord uses all throughout time and scripture. The Lord NEVER makes the wicked leave. It is usually ALWAYS the righteous who have to leave. (only 1 time did the righteous not have to leave which is in the Book of Mormon during the 3 days of darkness just before Christ appeared) But, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER HAVE THE WICKED LEFT.

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, April 2011 General Conference, "An Ensign to the Nations" pg. 113 May Ensign

In the 2011 spring conference President Holland in the Sunday afternoon session 2nd to last talk said:

"Brothers and sisters, in general conference we offer our testimonies in conjunction with other testimonies that will come, because one way or another God will have his voice heard. "I sent you out to testify and warn the people," the Lord has said to his prophets.

"And after your testimony cometh the testimony of earthquakes,....of thundering,....lightnings, and....tempests, and the voice of the waves of the sea heaving themselves beyond their bounds..."

"And angels shall...[cry] with a loud voice, sounding the trump of God."

Now, these mortal angels come to this pulpit have, each in his or her own way, sounded "the trump of God." Every sermon given is always, by definition, both a testimony of love and a warning, even as nature herself will testify with love and a warning in the last days."

Pay attention to what the general authorities say about the priesthood protecting you and your families in the last days. For example, Elder Packer in the April 2010 General Conference gave a talk called “The Power of the Priesthood.” This is in the May 2010 Ensign on page 9 and he says “There will be times when all that stands as a shield between your family and the adversary’s mischief will be that power.”

Also, let's look to the scriptures on being prepared. The parable of the ten virgins is repeatedly used and referred to over and over again by the prophets and apostles. What was the difference between the two groups? One group was prepared and the other group was not. It was that simple.

The group that was prepared moved on to meet and be with the Lord. And, the other group did not which became a brutal reality to their disobedience. We have had over 100+ years to prepare and have basic food storage for ourselves and our families. So, don't be surprised if food storage is used as a criterion to being gathered out because either you have been obedient or you have not. You can bluff your way through a temple recommend but you can't bluff your way through food storage.

The scriptures also say that the Lord shut the door on Noah’s Ark. (Genesis 7:16)

“And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.”

This means Noah couldn't have opened the door if he wanted to because he did not know how it got closed. By the Lord gathering out his saints with food storage, it keeps them relatively safe and free from the hands of others who did not and sharing with those who did. Possibly, living some form of the law of consecration.

Also, keep in mind that during Noah’s time it had never rained. The mist from the ground always watered the vegetation. The same thing applies to our day. This country has never been without any food. When there is no food, ones entire sociology changes to only self survival and will do unspeakable things to satisfy their hunger even cannibalism which will happen.

On the front cover of the March 2009 Ensign; there was a picture of one of the Ten Virgins filling her lamp with oil. In the September 2009 Ensign on page 66, there is an entire article to newlyweds to get their food storage in and suggestions on how to do this. They are being encouraged to get their 3 month supply of food. If you are paying attention, you can quietly see them telling us to get it in. There was an article in the January, March, July, September and November 2009 Ensigns. In 2010, there were articles in the January & June issues. In 2011, there are articles in the March, June & September issues.

Not only did the ten virgins have a criterion of having oil in their lamps, the pioneers did as well. Joseph Smith told the saints of his time to store 18 months worth of food and many did not listen. Brigham Young not only told them to store food but gave them a list of items that they were to have.

A criterion was placed on the first group of pioneers that left with Brigham Young. They had to have all the items on the list that he gave them and their 18 months of stored food.

Those who had been obedient left with Brigham Young which was the first group of pioneers. You hardly ever hear about their hardships because not only were they prepared but traveled in relative peace and safety. They only had a few casualties. In contrast, you sure do hear about all the other groups that left afterwards because they weren't prepared.

I don’t have the exact quote yet. But Joseph Smith says that the Lord will come to his people in peace which is in the beginning of the seventh seal and he comes to the world in wrath which is at the end of the seventh seal. From what I know, he will come to his people sometime after they get gathered out and this country is being or has been cleansed.

Then, the righteous that make it will go forth and spread the gospel to the world at large. And, the Lord does a final cleansing to the world in wrath as he introduces himself to the world at his 2nd coming. Our visit from the Lord (members of the church) and the worlds visit from the lord are two completely separate events.

I would highly recommend that you pray about these things for yourself and do your own research. Here are some resources that you can look at and use. I promise as time goes on you may begin to run into others who will build upon this information as well.

“It is time to get our houses in order….” “There is a PORTENT of stormy weather ahead to which we had better give heed.” President Gordon B. Hinckley in November of 1998

PORTENT STORM= an indication of something momentous about to happen which is threatening and dire. A sign of a coming calamity.

Keep in mind that President Benson in his General Conference Report in October 1987 said "I ask you earnestly, have you provided for your family a year's supply of food, clothing, and where possible fuel? The revelation to produce and store food may be as essential to our temporal welfare today as boarding the ark was to the people in the days of Noah."

This came from this site.  I recommend going there to see how well you are set up:


  1. 3rd session of Ogden Temple dedication, Elder Oaks spoke very plainly about the second coming, places of safety and being ready. I wrote to him and asked for a copy of his talk. He said they are not published and so I don't feel I can talk more specifically about what he said but he directed me to his April 2004 talk, which was re-released in the New Era I believe in November or December of 2014. Make no mistake they are telling us if we have ears to hear.

    1. Greetings!

      Would you mind reaching out to me with whatever notes/recollections you have from Elder Oaks' address? I was at the second dedicatory session that day.

      God be with us today and in the coming days. May you continue to hear His voice.

      In Christ

  2. Thank you so much for this specific web page information. It quantifies what I've been telling my family (who won't listen) about what is coming. I started reading this site from the beginning... 2008 and working up while keeping track of the 2015 stuff so as to not get behind. It has been well worth it.

    There were several specific things that the spirit witnessed to me about this particular page... which I'd like to recite here.

    1- The Lord is directing those who listen.
    2- He will protect those who HARKEN.
    3- You WILL BE TESTED... to go... in your trials you will be blessed.
    4- There will be many who dream DREAMS!
    5- Joel 2:28... there will be MANY who PROPHECY, young and old... AND called "nuts."
    6- You're food storage seems to be a deciding factor AS IT IS AN INDICATATION OF OBEDIENCE.
    7- The warning has NOT stopped from the Apostles... just more privately espoused and confirmed by the spirit.

    Special thanks for the web site reference at the end.
    May God Bless You!

  3. the link to the Julie Beck video makes it really difficult to find. Here is a current (as of today) direct link: