THIS BLOG ATTEMPTS TO SHOW HOW SCIENCE IS CATCHING UP WITH REVEALED RELIGION

THIS BLOG IS AN ATTEMPT TO PUT ALL THE COOL STUFF THAT I BUMP INTO ABOUT THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST AND EVENTS THAT LEAD UP TO IT INTO ONE LOCATION.
THE CONTENTS WILL BE FROM AN LDS PERSPECTIVE. IF YOU DISAGREE WITH ANYTHING IN HERE, I DO NOT PARTICULARLY CARE TO ARGUE, UNLESS YOU CAN ADD TO THIS BODY OF WORK. I HAVE AN OPEN MIND, THAT IS WHY I READ STUFF FROM ALL DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES AND SEEK LEARNING FROM THE BEST BOOKS. I JUST AM NOT HERE TO ARGUE ABOUT IT - BUT TO PUT IT OUT THERE WHERE OTHERS CAN PERUSE/PURSUE IT. I TAKE PARTICULAR INTEREST IN HONEST SEEKERS OF TRUTH AND BELIEVE THAT SCIENCE IS REVEALED RELIGION'S BEST ALLY. YOU WILL SEE ALOT OF TOPICS IN THIS BLOG THAT SHOW SCIENCE BACKING - AND SLOWLY CATCHING UP WITH - REVEALED RELIGION.
ENJOY!!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

COULD HITLERY FINALLY BE GOING TO JAIL???

Oh, please, oh please let it be true!!!

Sounds like her whole Trump/Russia thing literally back-fired....  I cannot stress enough over those who falsely accuse others of bunk that they are not involved in either have a mental illness or they are simply projecting their own ridiculous behavior onto others.  It sounds like her Clinton Foundation (I would call it the Clinton extortion scam), got around $200 cool millions from the uranium scandal.  They were laundering money like it is after a Chinese Ragnar...:

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

THE JUDGMENT OF AMOS

This lady is spot on:


It was interesting her research on the 8.0 that hit the Dead Sea fault line.  That would have been a doozy!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

GOING FROM THE PIT TO GREATNESS

I can honestly say that I have been in the pit many times.  I have always managed to trust in God and power my way out.  I have watched my good wife do the same.  Seems like her pits are more profound.  The deeper the trial, the greater the blessing on the other side of the trial. 

God gives NOTHING away for free.  Neither salvation, nor forgiveness (just saying your accept Jesus and are saved does not cut it - for some of the delusional BACs out there...).  Anything of value - anything worth having is usually preceded by an Abrahamic Test.  If we fold and shrivel (raise the fist to curse God, wishing to die), then we have failed the test.  If we come out shining and stronger from the experience, then all is well.  I have many short-sided loved ones and friends who say that God is a sadist, or that "no God would allow such terrible things to happen".  Sadly for them, their short-sightedness just bought them bitterness and pain instead of growth and perspective.

We ALL signed up for our trials (beyond the ones we have brought upon ourselves, by sins of commission and sins of omission).  Looking at Jesus' ultimate sacrifice without perspective, one would wonder what kind of sadistic Father we all have in common.  Until the perspective is given that He VOLUNTEERED for that role.  So did we for many of our trials.  My wife is of the opinion that the Judases and black sheep of the world may be playing a role.  I would say not.  Nor the evil one and the third of the host of our former brothers and sisters who rebelled against good principle and went their own way against the better counsel and light.

If we have tragedy or pain in our own lives, due to sin (such as an out-of-wedlock pregnancy), then the "punishment fits the crime", so to speak.  My MIL, for example, ended up having to get married to a male who ended up being a pedophile and philanderer.  A bad choice led to very bad consequences which she has paid dearly for all of the remainder of her life.  For some time, she had tried to right that foundering ship by gospel participation and the living and seeking after good principles, but the keel of that ship had a fatal flaw from the beginning and it ended up going down to the bottom in breathtaking fashion.  An entire family has suffered as a result of those decisions and the following train of events that ensued.  So - when we are in the pit, we have to ask ourselves, "
Am I in this pit by directive of a loving Heavenly Father who wants me to turn this around and repent and change my life for the better?  Or, am I in the pit, so that I may be chastened for my lack of attention to good principle?".  It is either ONE or the OTHER.  Sometimes, a combination of both.  Only we know the real answer.  So, when we see someone in distress, we are NOT to judge them, because the particular pit they may be in, may be due to some of their own doing, or due to an agreement they had made premortally in order to bring true growth to their spirits.  No one in their right mind, knowing the Christian narrative, would judge that Jesus was hanging on the cross due to his own "poor action" etc.  The thieves next to Him, possibly - but not him.

Here is a great meme that got me spun up:

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

THOUGHTS ON REVELATIONS

Studies in Revelation
My thoughts on the 'Half Hour of Silence'.... Up until the year 2000, the Apostles were giving powerful talks that often spoke of 'preparing for the great and dreadful day of the Lord'.... then, for the most part, those types of talks stopped and the Apostles began speaking of "Faith, Hope & Charity".
We find the same pattern in the Book of Mormon.
I have heard many ask in frustration - and have repeatedly asked myself over the past decade "Why is the church not emphasizing preparedness much anymore? Why are they not shouting at us from the pulpits like they used to? We are even closer now to the Second Coming than we were 20 years ago... why are they not speaking much of it anymore?"
DUH! because we are in the half hour of silence... He told us and told us and told us - now he is waiting to see if we will do what He asked without Him having to tell us what He already told us....
When you read Revelation, you see that in chpt 7, Elias is holding back the destroying angels until the saints are prepared (as much as they will be) and temples dot the land.
Then you read of a Temple Dedication where ALL would attend.(April 6, 2000 Palmyra)
Then immediately after that in 8:1 the Seventh Seal is opened and the half hour of silence begins.
Continuing in chpt 8, you see that the angels are unloosed to begin the destruction.... but not yet the Tribulations... those will be the last part of the half hour of silence, and possibly an additional 3 1/2 years after the silence ends. (depending on which timeline is correct)
In Rev 11:19 we are seeing the 144K beginning to understand the mysteries as 'heaven is opened'. The Eclipse happened Aug 21.... here is vs 19:And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament (revelation flowing to the awake saints. The ark of the covenant is aka The Ark of the Testament):... and then after the Eclipse – or this sign of heaven - this began: " and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail."… all of which happened in that 5 weeks before the Rev 12 sign…
Then in Rev 12 - the Sign of the Woman in the Sky on Sept 23.... the 144K are prepared. Michael and Satan have a war over these - Satan says they are not perfect enough to be Translated - Michael kicks him back out of heaven. Then Satan knowing he cannot stop these 'awake and prepared saints' from their destiny of becoming the 144K, he makes war on the woman - which is the Church and the remnant of her seed which were not prepared. *
Chpt 13 – Hang ON! Satan’s power of deception will be ramping up. The Anti Christ should soon be revealed. Things will get much worse than they are now with the evil that will cover the earth.
Chpt 14 – HURRAY for Christ! He has come to the earth and stands with the 144K – which will be from among us… they will have been here working among us.. they will be many of us… Have you felt to sing the song of Redeeming Love as spoken in vs.3? I do not know the words – but when you feel it, it feels different than any other time when you have felt exceeding joy – more intense, more pure… it is amazing.
NOW in 14:6 HERE is where the 144K go out to fulfill the prophecy of teaching ALL Nations, Tongues & People… it is the 144K that will complete this prophecy – NOT the regular missionaries who have been laying the ground work and building the Church…. the missionaries will be called home as it get too dangerous for them to go out and the 144K/Translated/Terrestrial men and women will take over this final gathering during the worst of the Tribulations as people repent and turn back to God.
** Many members are waiting for the prophecy of ‘every ear to hear’ to be fulfilled – but it will not be fulfilled by our missionaries… the world will be in such turmoil, that the everyday member will likely not even know when it has been fulfilled. When they get called home – that might wake up more of our members…. Let’s hope.
Chpt 15 – we see that these 144K are still in constant communication with the heavens – (in Rev12 we are told that the Lord would rule with a rod of Iron – meaning DIRECT REVELATION to the 144K) more plagues….. then at the end of 15:8, we see that the temples will be closed for a season…. Daniel also prophecies of this.
…. During all this time, the number of the 144K will grow as more become worthy of Translation/Terrestrial. The New Jerusalem will be under construction. Therein will be a place of Refuge and safety… but members must have qualified for C&E to enter. Meanwhile other places of refuge will be set up where the saints will be safe IF THEY ARE LISTENING from the worst of it …..

PLANET NINE - NASA FINALLY ADMITS TO A "NIBIRU"-TYPE INTERLOPER THAT MESSES WITH PLANET INCLINATIONS, ETC??

Wow - I was checking for more than the casual glance for signs of fake news.  This IS indeed from NASA.GOV and it is official stuff. 

They are admitting that there is a possible ninth interloper that "comes home for dinner" every once in a while and that it does mess with the nice and ordered workings of our solar system.

This sure gives a lot of what I and Sitchin and other theorists have been saying, some serious traction.  I have to wonder how this ties into the earth's earlier history (portions being broken off and then coming back, as we all know they will prior to the Second Coming):

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/the-super-earth-that-came-home-for-dinner

I will try and dig up more on this.  Where there is smoke, there is often fire.

GEORGE Q CANNON ON THE NATURAL FULFILLMENT OF PROPHECY

From the Journal of Discourses:

http://jod.mrm.org/21/264

 

Natural Fulfillment of Prophecy—The Israelites and the Gentiles

Discourse by Elder George Q. Cannon, delivered at Hyde Park, Sunday Evening, November 2nd, 1879.
Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.
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I will read a portion of a revelation given through the Prophet Joseph Smith, previous to the organization of the Church, dated April, 1829: “Oliver Cowdery, verily, verily, I say unto you, that assuredly as the Lord liveth, who is your God and your Redeemer, even so surely shall you receive a knowledge of whatsoever things you shall ask in faith, with an honest heart, believing that you shall receive a knowledge concerning the engravings of old records, which are ancient, which contain those parts of my scripture of which has been spoken by the manifestation of my Spirit. Yea, behold, I will tell you in your mind and in your heart, by the Holy Ghost, which shall come upon you and which shall dwell in your heart. Now, behold, this is the spirit of revelation; behold, this is the spirit by which Moses brought the children of Israel through the Red Sea on dry ground.”
The point I wish to call your attention to is contained in the second and third verses of this revelation. The Latter-day Saints are in many respects like other people who are
not Latter-day Saints. We are apt to entertain views which are not very correct, and which may be the result of our traditions and preconceived ideas. This is a peculiarity that pertains to mankind generally, that whenever they deal with the things of God, or speak about them, or contemplate them, and especially when they read the predictions made by the servants of God concerning future events, or events that may transpire right before their eyes, they are apt to get, sometimes, erroneous ideas, or, at least, exaggerated ideas, in relation to them. The prophets have foretold the events that should take place in connection with this work. There is one prophecy that comes to my mind, recorded by Isaiah and Micah, respecting the building of the house of God in the top of the mountains and the gathering of the people there, and the object for which they should gather, that they should come up and be taught of the Lord, etc. Now it might be supposed that when that prediction would be fulfilled it would be so prominent and remarkable in the midst of the nations of the earth,
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that all the inhabitants thereof who should witness it would say, “This is the fulfillment of the predictions of Isaiah and Micah.” And it might be thought that all the inhabitants of the earth who witnessed it would be convinced of the truth of it, and would say, “We have no further opposition to this work, because we behold the fulfillment of the predictions of those holy prophets whom we have been taught to regard, and whose writings we have read as authority from God.
And, doubtless, there are many of the Latter-day Saints who have thought, in the early days of their experience in this Church, when they have heard the elders predict concerning the great events that should take place in connection with this work—they have thought and felt in their hearts that when the wicked and those who oppose this work should see the fulfillment of these predictions they would be constrained to acknowledge that this is the work of God, and would cease from hostility and opposition, and would say they had been mistaken. For instance, the elders in the early days of this Church, predicted concerning calamities and wars and troubles of various kinds that would come upon the inhabitants of the earth. There was a revelation given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, in December, 1832, concerning the war that should take place between the Southern States and the Northern States. This was a definite prediction, stating the exact point where a certain trouble or rebellion or division in the nation should take place. Most of us who have been brought up in the Church knew about this revelation from early days. It has been published so that all the members of the Church, and the world also, could have it, and it was but reason-
able to expect that so definite a prophecy as this, which stated the exact character of the difficulty that should take place between the south and the north, and that also stated with such definiteness the exact point where the division should occur—I say it was but reasonable to expect that when it should be fulfilled, it would have the effect of convincing unbelievers of the truth of the mission of Joseph Smith, and that he really was a man inspired of the Lord to speak the word of God to the people.
In 1860, Brothers Orson Pratt, Erastus Snow, myself, and others, were going on missions, and we arrived at Omaha in the month of November of that year. A deputation of the leading citizens of that city came to our camp and tendered to us the use of the Court House, as they wished to hear our principles. The invitation was accepted, and Elder Pratt preached to them. During the service, there was read the revelation to which I have referred—the revelation concerning the division between the South and the North. The reason probably, for reading it was that when we reached Omaha, the news came that trouble was already brewing, and several States were threatening to secede from the Union. Its reading made considerable impression upon the people. A good many had never heard of it before, and quite a number were struck with the remarkable character of the prophecy. It might have been expected, naturally speaking and looking at it as men naturally do, that the reading of such a revelation, at such a time, when the crisis was approaching, would have had the effect to direct men's attention to it, and they would be led to investigate its truth and the doctrines of the Church and the found-
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ation we had for our belief. But if there were any converted in that audience I am not aware of it. Good seed was sown, but we did not remain to see what effect it produced. The revelation being so remarkable, and the events then transpiring being so corroborative of its truth, one might naturally think, as there were present on that occasion the leading and thinking portion of that community, that a great number would have been impressed with the probability of its truth, and would have investigated and joined the Church. You doubtless remember it was for a good while doubtful whether the rebellion should commence at South Carolina or not. I was in England at the time, and was engaged in publishing the Millennial Star, and took a great deal of notice of the American papers, and I well remember that to all human appearances it seemed for a while as though the trouble would break out at Fort Pickens, Florida. But the word of God had been spoken concerning that event, and consequently it had to be fulfilled as predicted, and the war did commence at South Carolina. It was fulfilled, as you all know, to the very letter, Fort Sumter being the place where the rebellion broke out.
Now, I allude to that, in connection with this subject, to show you that not only is the world mistaken in its views respecting the fulfillment of the predictions of the prophets, but even Latter-day Saints have doubtless, in many instances, entertained erroneous views respecting the fulfillment of revelation and prophecies of the Bible. I have no doubt there are many here tonight, who have had some experience in this, and can look back at times in their own lives, when they have thought: “Surely when these things which the prophets have foretold
are brought to pass, the people will be convinced. My friends who now ridicule me will then be convinced, and they will be forced to confess that I did right in embracing the Gospel.”
No doubt there are some in this audience tonight who have had these ideas, and certainly there are good reasons for entertaining them. But experience has taught us that, while there may be a few who, when they have seen the predictions fulfilled, have acknowledged that our course is right, in the majority of cases throughout the earth where the Gospel has been preached, the fulfillment of the predictions of the prophets has not had the effect to convince the people of the truth of the ministry God has given unto us.
Even with this experience in the past, the Latter-day Saints themselves are not entirely divested of extravagant views respecting the effects which are likely to follow the fulfillment of predictions yet in the future. Are we not all inclined to look forward to many events which have been predicted by the servants of God as being of so great and wonderful, and I may say so supernatural a character, that when they shall be fulfilled they will even startle us, who believe they are coming, and will compel the unbelieving inhabitants of the earth to accept them as evidences of the truth? In our thoughts this seems to be the natural tendency. I notice it in myself; I notice it in others. When we read respecting the great events which are to take place in connection with this work, as predicted in the Book of Doctrine and Covenants, are we not inclined to think that, surely, when these things shall come to pass all the earth, as well as ourselves, will be constrained to acknowledge this to be the work of God, and these events to be indeed those
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which have been predicted by the prophets?
Now I would not, for the world, say one word to lessen in the minds of my brethren and sisters the importance of these events; I would not say one word to weaken your proper expectations; but my experience has taught me that the Lord works in the midst of this people by natural means, and that the greatest events that have been spoken of by the holy prophets will come along so naturally as the consequence of certain causes, that unless our eyes are enlightened by the Spirit of God, and the spirit of revelation rests us, we will fail to see that these are the events predicted by the holy prophets.
I refer you again to that prophecy of Isaiah and Micah, respecting the gathering together of the Israel of God from the various nations to Zion. As we read of that in the Bible, we might think when that was fulfilled it would be done with such supernatural manifestations that the people would be constrained to acknowledge it was the work of God. Yet we see it every day. Our people are gathering, and men and women who emigrate bear testimony to the friends they leave behind, in almost the exact language that the prophets said they would, and yet it is not thought very extraordinary. Why is this? Because it has come along so naturally. And so with the great events that will take place in the future; they will come along in so natural a manner, the Lord will bring them to pass in such a way that they will not be accepted by the people, except by those who can comprehend the truth, as the fulfillment of the predictions of the prophets. It requires the Spirit of God to enable men and women to understand the things of God; it requires
the Spirit of God to enable the people to comprehend the work of God and to perceive his movements and providences among the children of men. The man who is destitute of the Spirit of God cannot comprehend the work of God. A woman whose mind has not been enlightened by that Spirit, cannot see or comprehend any of these events that take place in fulfillment of the prophecies of the holy prophets.
You take two persons, one who has the Spirit of God, whose mind is enlightened by that Spirit—the spirit of revelation, the same spirit, that rested upon the prophets who wrote the revelations and prophecies we have—you take a man of that kind, and then take another who has none of that spirit, and put the two together, and the one man's eyes will be open to see the hand of God in all these events; he will notice his movements and his providence in everything connected with his work and they will be testimonies to him to strengthen his faith and to furnish his mind with continual reasons for giving thanks to and worshipping God; while the man, who has not the Spirit of God, will see nothing Godlike in the occurrences: nothing which he will view as supernatural (as many suppose everything which exhibits God's power to be), or nothing which he will accept as a fulfillment of prophecies; his eyes will be closed, his heart will be hardened, and to all the evidences of the divinity of these things he will be impenetrable.
To those who have mingled with the world, the reasons for this are very plain. Men do not believe in these days in the direct interposition of God in the affairs of men. If they even believe in God, they believe that he governs the universe by great natural laws. When, there-
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fore, a great and wonderful event occurs, they seek for its origin and explanation in some natural law. They ignore the fact that God works through natural laws; but seem to think that if he were to interpose at all, it would be by manifesting his power through the suspension of natural laws, by overriding and violating them, and in such a supernatural manner that mankind would be compelled to acknowledge it was his act, as they would be utterly unable to account for it by any laws known to them, or in any other way than as being through his power. Wars, famines, pestilences, cyclones, earthquakes, and the great variety of calamities which God has said shall be poured out upon the wicked nations, are therefore looked upon by men generally in these days as the results of certain well-defined and easily explained causes. When any of these calamities visit a city or a nation they immediately commence to investigate the laws which govern them, and by the violation of which they assert they are produced; and when they discover what they allege is the cause, they triumphantly point to it, and that is sufficient proof that the Lord has nothing special to do with it; for if it were a visitation from him, it is supposed it would be so supernatural as to be inexplicable. And thus men go on, hardening their hearts and denying God's power, until they will be so completely given over to the evil one, that he will lead them captive according to his will.
My reason for calling your attention to the word of the Lord I have read to you is, that I have sometimes thought that our people do not appreciate as they should do the spirit of revelation, the spirit of prophecy, the power of God, that has been poured out upon us as a people.
The fact seems to be overlooked that it was in the manner in which the Lord tells Oliver Cowdery that Moses brought the children of Israel through the Red Sea on dry ground. The Lord said to Oliver: “I will tell you in your mind and in your heart, by the Holy Ghost, which shall come upon you, and which shall dwell in your heart. Now, behold, this is the spirit of revelation; behold, this is the spirit by which Moses brought the children of Israel through the Red Sea on dry ground.” How many of the Latter-day Saints are there who understand that this is the way in which Moses led the children of Israel so miraculously? How many are there who think that if we had a man like Moses among us, the people would be led differently and with greater manifestations of power than they are? How many are there who are dissatisfied with what God is doing at present, and are looking for some one to appear in the future who shall exhibit convincing and overwhelming manifestations of power? How many are there at the present time who are neglecting the precious and inestimable gift of revelation which God has bestowed upon his people, because it does not come to them in the way to suit their preconceived notions and ideas—or who are not suited with the way the Church has been and is led, because there is not that wonderful degree of power exhibited which they imagine should be?
Apostates have asserted that there was not the power in the leaders of the Church which there should be. They said so during the life of the Prophet Joseph, asserting that he was a fallen prophet. After his death they made the same statements respecting President Young, his counselors, and the Twelve Apostles. And, if I am not mistaken, there are
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some members of the Church who have appeared to think that there has been some power lacking, and have manifested a feeling of restlessness, anticipating the rising of someone who should have greater authority than at present exists. While I would not wish to detract from the reasonable expectations of my brethren and sisters upon this or any other point, my view is that the apostleship, now held in this Church, embodies all the authority bestowed by the Lord upon man in the flesh. Yet I believe that the power of God will be increased among us, that we will have manifestations of his power such as we never have before witnessed. For the day of God's power in the redemption of Zion will come. But I do not expect that to come upon us all of a sudden. I expect that it will be the natural result of the natural growth of the people in the things of God. I expect that we will go on step by step from one degree of knowledge, and of power, and of faith to another, until we shall be prepared to receive all the Lord has in store for us and be prepared to enter into that glory promised to the faithful Saints. The Lord has given unto his people and to his church every gift and every qualification and every key which is necessary to lead this people into the celestial kingdom of our father and our God. There is nothing wanting. When the Lord restored the Apostleship to the earth he restored all the power that was possible for a human being to hold in the flesh. When he restored the keys of the holy priesthood unto his servant Joseph, when he gave unto him the sealing powers, when he gave unto him the endowments and the keys of the holy priesthood associated therewith, when the Prophet Joseph received the keys from Elijah, and from all
the prophets that had existed upon the earth from the beginning down—each one, as he says himself in one of his epistles—each one in his dispensation coming forward and bestowing upon him the authority pertaining thereto, there was embodied in him all the priesthood they held, and he bestowed upon his fellow Apostles all the priesthood he exercised and all the power and authority bestowed upon mortal man to exercise here upon the earth, so far as the present is concerned; that is, all the keys of the priesthood and everything that is necessary in this preparatory state, and to make man a fit subject for the celestial kingdom of God. By the command of the Lord he conferred that authority upon his fellow servants to bind upon earth and it should be bound in heaven, to seal the children to the father and the mother, and to seal the wife to the husband, and to weld all the links necessary in order to complete the salvation of all the children of men from the days of Adam down to our day, and also to prepare men and women for the future that lies before us, the millennium to which we are all hastening. Who can conceive of any power that was lacking? Who had power to promise unto man that they should be kings and priests unto God? And in addition to that, who had the power to seal upon them the actual kingly and priestly dignity and confirm upon them the fulness of it, and also to give them promises respecting the Godhead that should be fulfilled upon them, and if faithful, to come forth in the morning of the first resurrection? Now, there was nothing lacking, and there was no power, there was no gift, there was no authority, there were no keys lacking, and these keys have been handed down through
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him. Others may have claimed to have had them. We have had Strang, John E. Page, William Smith, Gladden Bishop, and a host of others; each has claimed to have received that authority, either through Joseph Smith or from some other source. Some have claimed that Joseph was a fallen prophet; and some have set up one claim and some another. But the fact remains that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as it is organized in these mountains, has had the apostleship; that the men who have stood at our head, President Young and the Twelve Apostles, whose President at the death of the Prophet Joseph he was, actually received under the hands of the Prophet Joseph, every key, and power, and authority that he himself possessed, and that they actually did take hold and complete the temple he started, and endowed their fellow servants therein with the same authority and the same priestly and kingly dignity that they had received from under his hands. And from that time to the present this work has gone forth with might and power, and the power of God has attended the labors of his servants who have been sent forth by these apostles, chosen by revelation to take charge of this work; everything they have done, God has blessed. They have gathered the people together, they have led the people, they have been delivered by the mighty power of God when it seemed that they would be overwhelmed by opposing influences. They have gathered the people together from the nations of the earth in fulfillment of the predictions of the holy prophets. Not only that, but they have laid the foundations of temples here; one temple, at least, has been completed, while three others are in process of erection,
which we hope will soon be completed, into which buildings the Saints of God can enter and receive their endowments, receive their washings and anointings and sealings and ordinances, and have the keys of the holy priesthood bestowed upon them, which they can exercise in the right way for the building up of the work of God. And this is the work of God, although men may say there has been no supernatural manifestation of power, such as some suppose ought to attend his work. This work has gone forth with a rapidity and impetus that has been irresistible, and there is no power able to stand against it. It has gone forward to the fulfillment of all that has been spoken thus far concerning it, that is as far as we have gone. And the people have received the Holy Ghost, they have been filled with it, they have been filled with the spirit of revelation. The same spirit of revelation that Moses had, concerning which God speaks through the Prophet Joseph Smith, has rested upon men that have held the keys of this kingdom, whether it was during President Young's life or at the present time—that same spirit of revelation rests upon him who holds the presidency as senior apostle in the midst of the people of God. The apostles of this Church have all the authority, they have all the keys, and it is within the purview of their office and calling to have all the spirit of revelation necessary to lead this people into the presence of the Lamb in the celestial kingdom of our God.
I have desired to say this much, because I have felt at times there was a feeling among some people that there was not that manifestation of power, neither was there that authority wielded by the men who preside over this Church and king-
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dom that should be.
But it is the truth, that the same spirit of revelation that rested upon Moses, and which enabled him to lead the children of Israel through the Red Sea, rests upon the servants of God in the midst of this people, and you will find it so to your entire satisfaction if you will listen to their counsels and be guided by them. Does God reveal himself to his servants now? I know he does. The same spirit that rested upon Joseph—the same spirit that rested upon Moses, I know it is in the midst of the Latter-day Saints—precisely the same spirit. But then we are a nation of Gentiles. We who have come here, what are we? We are called from the Gentile nations. The promises are not made to us that are made to people who are the unmixed descendants of Israel. In many respects, when they come into the covenant and are baptized, and the power of God rests upon them, you will see a different work than you see at the present time. It is just as much as we, with our Gentile traditions—an inheritance we have received from our fathers, which have come down through generations—it is as much as many of us can do, with all the power we can exercise, to remain in the Church.
I was speaking with Brother Simpson Molen this evening, who, as you know has lately returned from a mission to the Sandwich Islands. It is now 29 years since the Gospel was introduced to the people of that country. I labored there for four or five years, and was the first to preach the Gospel to them in their language in this generation. During my experience among that people, a red skinned race, I never knew a man, because of transgression or anything else, after he
received the truth—I never knew one of them to turn around and fight this cause in the manner that we witness men doing among our race. How is it with the Gentiles, the race of which we are a part? When a man gets a testimony from God and falls into transgression he is almost immediately seized with the spirit of murder. He wants to shed the blood of innocence. He wants to kill the servants of God, is full of bitterness and hatred, and seeks to find vent for his wicked passions. We have seen this spirit manifested in our history among our own race. But here is a people who receive strong testimonies concerning the Gospel, and from all that I can learn there has not been an instance of a man's turning around and bitterly fighting this work. There seems to be a natural receptiveness about them to receive the truth. The Indians will be the same in my opinion. You will find the same peculiarity, you will find them ready to receive the truth, and they will cleave to the truth. It is difficult for the Gentiles to receive the truth. It will be easier for them, because unto them are the promises. I look for a very different condition of things when these races come into the church and are brought into the covenant, I expect then to see the work accomplished by a power that we do not witness just now. But it is not because something is lacking in the organization or in the authority of the priesthood. We have, as I have said, all that is necessary, and we have this spirit of which I have spoken and which is alluded to in this revelation—the same spirit of revelation which reveals to us that which we should do and the course we should take in order to please the Lord and in order to build up his kingdom, and this Church will al-
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ways be led by that authority from this time henceforth until Christ himself shall come to preside over us and be our king.
My brethren and sisters, if you want more revelation, here is the principle upon which to obtain it. Are you entitled to it? Yes, every one of you—the same spirit of revelation that Moses had, the same spirit that all the prophets and apostles had, it is your privilege, it
is my privilege, it is the privilege of every man and woman who possesses the Gospel to receive the spirit of God, the Holy Ghost, to have that same spirit resting upon him and upon her, and the more we seek after it and cherish it the more we will have.
My time is exhausted. I pray God to bless us and fill us continually with the light of that spirit, in the name of Jesus. Amen.

BRINGING THE SECRET COMBOS TO THEIR DEMISE

On the topic of secret combinations:

“This campaign against the American people – against traditional American culture and values- is systematic psychological warfare. It is orchestrated by a vast array of interests comprising not only the Eastern establishment but also the radical left. Among this group, we find the Department of State, the Department of Commerce, and the money center banks and multinational corporations, the media, the educational establishment, the entertainment industry, and the large tax-exempt foundations.
Mr. President, a careful examination of what is happening behind the scenes reveals that all of these interests are working to create what some refer to as a New World Order. Private organizations such as the Council on Foreign Relations, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, the Trilateral Commission, the Dartmouth Conference, the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, the Atlantic Institute, and the Bilderberger Group serve to disseminate and to coordinate the plans for this so-called New World Order in powerful business, financial, academic, and official circles….
The influence of establishment insiders over our foreign policy has become a fact of life in our time. This pervasive influence runs contrary to the real long-term national security of our Nation. It is an influence which, if unchecked, could ultimately subvert our constitutional order.” – U.S. Senator Jesse Helms, December 15, 1987, speaking from the Senate floor. (Congressional Record, December 15 1987, page S18146)




And what I said on FB - yep I actually posted this on my wall with the above meme....:

I believe the quote was "extinguish" - not "distinguish". But, yes, draining the swamp of the whole lot of them would be my life's goal if given the power to do so. MAGA Trump!! Start with Reid and McCain and just keep on going. Come to think of it, maybe KJU could do us a big favor and clean the rats' nest out with fire..... If Trump gets neutralized either politically or mortally, this will be my prayer until the job is done.
For the first time since Reagan, there is hope once again of getting the upper hand on corruption in the halls of power of the empire.

Friday, October 13, 2017

THE SIGN OF THE COMING OF THE SON (SUN) OF MAN

This is quite interesting, considering Joseph Smith talked about this sign of Jesus' imminent coming being one of two comets or planets coming together.  Stars may be on the spectrum of possibilities, given that Joseph was trying to put into words what he saw in the heavens.  Something bright, no doubt. 

This coming together will happen in 2022 (they calculate).  Right before the 7 yr period of the twin eclipses comes to a close:

A phenomenon would be something like, say, a young star igniting for the first time, a couple stars colliding, something like that. Actually, the latter is anticipated to be witnessed in the year 2022 ( [link to en.wikipedia.org (secure)] ), though this is a northern hemisphere star and if the merger had already happened prematurely (well really it happened well over a thousand years ago but the light is just now about to reach us, etc) I doubt they could keep it under wraps even for a few days.

Click on the Wiki article for the good stuff, if you want to know more.

INTERESTING - CHRIST STARTED HIS MINISTRY ON FEAST OF TABERNACLES

Only someone versed in Jewish traditions and festivals would have picked up on the subtleties of the wording in Luke - CLEARLY  a reference to Succoth/booths.  This was after He received the keys of the ministry AND after He could start the clock ticking down to the final event on the Feast of Firstfruits (of them that slept, per the Book of Mormon - on Resurrection morning).  In an analgous manner,  I wonder if Him coming to AoA to again receive the keys to ministry on the earth again (this time, in the Spring), followed by a 1260 day period ending at the fall Wedding Feast (where the Bridegroom comes), would be a nice fit.  Just conjecture - but most things have pattern:

8 days after the start of the Feast of Tabernacles is Shimini Atzeret.

The two witnesses are Elijah and Moses.

This is the only reference in the Bible that describes the two witness together which is during the Transfiguration of Jesus. It is thought that after the transfiguration, Jesus started his 3 1/2 year or 1260 day ministry before his death on Passover.

In Revelation 11, it describes the two witnesses prophesying for 1260 days just like Jesus.

(Luke 9:28-36)


"About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray. As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning. Two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus. They spoke about his departure, which he was about to bring to fulfillment at Jerusalem. Peter and his companions were very sleepy, but when they became fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men standing with him. As the men were leaving Jesus, Peter said to him, “Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” While he was speaking, a cloud appeared and covered them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. A voice came from the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him.” When the voice had spoken, they found that Jesus was alone. "

It says above, "let us put up three shelters" That is a clue there that is shows it was during the time of the Feast of Tabernacles too!

"Sukkot & the Transfiguration
Tuesday night we read Matthew 17 and began a discussion of the Transfiguration. This week is the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles (or Booths), called Sukkot (meaning tabernacles or booths) in Hebrew terminology. Because of the timing, we spent our time talking about "the Feast," in part because of the strange comment by Peter on that "high mountain" when he saw Jesus, in transfigured glory, and Moses and Elijah talking together.

"Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah." (v. 5)"

Shimini Atzeret or the 8th day of the Feast of Tabernacles is Oct. 11th/12th this year!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

TOMORROW - THE 100 YEAR ANNO OF THE SECRET OF FATIMA

And on Friday the 13th, no less.... :)  I might add that we are in the final few days (have not looked it up) of the Jewish (ecclesiastical) year/fall festival cycle.  And, of course, we are still in 2017.

Here is a little more on what will happen in the third portion of that prophecy (or whatever you may want to call it - not sure under whose influence it came):

In a 1980 interview for the German magazine Stimme des Glaubens published in October 1981, John Paul II was asked explicitly to speak about the third secret. He said:
Because of the seriousness of its contents, in order not to encourage the world wide power of Communism to carry out certain coups, my predecessors in the chair of Peter have diplomatically preferred to withhold its publication. On the other hand, it should be sufficient for all Christians to know this much: if there is a message in which it is said that the oceans will flood entire sections of the earth; that, from one moment to the other, millions of people will perish... there is no longer any point in really wanting to publish this secret message. Many want to know merely out of curiosity, or because of their taste for sensationalism, but they forget that 'to know' implies for them a responsibility. It is dangerous to want to satisfy one's curiosity only, if one is convinced that we can do nothing against a catastrophe that has been predicted." He held up his rosary and stated "Here is the remedy against this evil. Pray, pray and ask for nothing else. Put everything in the hands of the Mother of God." Asked what would happen in the Church, he said: "We must be prepared to undergo great trials in the not-too-distant future; trials that will require us to be ready to give up even our lives, and a total gift of self to Christ and for Christ.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

QUICK RELEASE BATTERY TERMINALS - A GOOD PREPPING ITEM

Here is something that may come in handy with KJU from the DPRK running around on the loose:



I am having to replace batteries on a bunch of my equipment that are 5 years or older.  I came to the conclusion that, instead of having to park equipment where you can plug in a trickle charger over the winter or times of mis-use, I will just keep a battery or several good quality batteries on my state of the art charger on my workbench at the ready.  Any time I need to use a piece of seldom-used equipment, I grab my battery with the handle that is fully charged and go throw it in the equipment and I am off to the races.  This way, I have only one battery - maybe two - to keep track of state of charge on.

Because lead acid batts can leak, I have gone with the more expensive AGM (Absorbed Glass Matt) that have little or no electrolyte that can off-gas, etc.  I get mine at Costco for about $150 each and they have about double the life of the others (which pays for the increased cost).  Another HUGE problem that is eliminated in my northern clime is the problem of freezing.  At super extreme temperatures, the HCl electrolyte can freeze in the old battery tech.  Not so much in the AGM batts.

So, with this system, you can leave your batteries out of the critical equipment - which leaves an open circuit and makes it virtually impervious to the effects of EMP, and with your quick disconnect battery terminals, you can shuttle a single battery around to take care of starting and charging needs without having to bring a wrench.

Perfect....  Now that AGMs are at half the cost of what they were just a few years ago, this is the time to make the switch and go for it.

I would not have known about these terminals, had I not stopped to chat with a family on the Victoria, BC ferry dock whose hybrid Escalade was on the blink due to leaving the interior lights on for hours while waiting in line for the ferry.  I have been inside out and round around on battery tech and I had never bumped into these things, until I was fishing around under the hood with another mechanic and came across them.  Line upon line, we will get there.

Monday, October 9, 2017

A LITTLE ON CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS...... HE WAS NOT THE ANIMAL THE LEFTIES TELL YOU HE WAS

BLACK DEATH ON THE RISE??

Wow this is interesting:

The WHO, which has been working alongside Madagascar’s Ministry of Health, confirmed more than 231 people had been infected with the contagious plague and officials have warned the risk of the epidemic spreading is “high”.
More than 50 million people in Europe were killed by the Black Death in the 1300s, which many historians believe was caused by several killer diseases including the pneumonic plague.
Eastern and central Madagascar have been worst hit by the outbreak, sparking emergency funding from the WHO.
http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/863960/plague-outbreak-madagascar-bubonic-pneumonic-world-health-organisation-WHO 

This right after talking to a woman from our ward who was led by vision to come from Quebec to Cardston.  She has been studying about the plague and herbal remedies.  She says we will need this information - how to use yarrow, etc.

Her accent makes it a little difficult to understand her, but I believe she talked about a visit by the Savior to the camps here outside of Cardston.  I asked her to say a closing prayer on the evening and I can say that she talks to God in a pure and simple way.  Her conversion story is amazing - she has truly been led to this point in her life.  I want that gal on my team.....  and many other amazing people here in Cardston.  They are part of God's dream team.

Sadly, there will still be a purging of many in Cardston and the surrounding areas.  There is no perfect place on the face of the land.  When the Savior asked, "Will faith be found amongst the people in that day?", it was not an empty question.  Here it is in context:

And shall not God aavenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with bthem?
aI tell you that he will bavenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
Few there be that find the way that leads to eternal life.....  I have to wonder how meager the harvest will be from some of the statements found in the scriptures.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

DEFINITION OF BEING VALIANT IN THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS

To be valiant in the testimony of Jesus is to take the Lord’s side on every issue. It is to vote as he would vote. It is to think what he thinks, to believe what he believes, to say what he would say and do what he would do in the same situation. It is to have the mind of Christ and be one with him as he is one with his Father.--Bruce R. McConkie

Friday, October 6, 2017

SOME THINGS COMING TO A HEAD RIGHT NOW

Well, there are a few things that seem to be piling up right now, that have me concerned.  Whether they coalesce into something that is legitimate, we shall see:

First, there is a bubble developing in the markets, per this Drudge article:


The second thing is that Chicago is now spending 60 percent of each and every tax dollar servicing their debt and pension liabilities, per JP Morgan studies.  Cities like Dallas and others are not too far behind.  Can you imagine pulling in 100K and spending 60K of that just paying interest on credit card bills??  Nuts.....

  http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-05/

Bishop Koyle's prophetic utterance talks of collapse in the fall and many other references to a Monday holiday, including a direct reference to Columbus Day.....

Third, there is an article talking of a strike by NK on Columbus Day (Canadian Thanksgiving - this Monday).  I think it regularly occurs on Oct 9th, which just happens to fall on a Monday this year.

Last of all, it is 2017.....  Cue the doom music......

We will see.

Monday, October 2, 2017

MERRY CHRISTMAS - MORE ON THE SHADY HOAX DEBACLE

Wow - this is pure nuts....:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWbk_xKCyME&t=320s

There is a reader who swears by one of the actors on this hoax who is supposedly an upstanding LDS guy.....  Sorry.  People are corrupt.  A lion's share of the folks at the CIA and FBI are LDS.  There are lots of "good LDS" who are in the know and in on the most corrupt power play that makes the old Babylon look like a Sunday picnic down at the Ward building....

It will be doubly egregious in the judgment for those who were at least exposed to good principle - and then refused to act on it.  Part of the reason I left my job at Boeing, was because I had to - in order to maintain some semblance of integrity in that I refused to go along with the merger of the 747 and the 767 engineering programs, knowing that the 767 line was cranking out mostly aerial refueling tankers that are used to expand empire at the expense of many innocent and good people on the earth, who refuse to go along.  Many whose ideology I do not agree with - but who refuse to submit to the beast that the USA has become.

More from a few folks who are willing to stand up to the bs that we call the swamp or the fed gubmint:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1RlzXvGy2s

You know you are doing something right (generally speaking), when you encounter heavy turbulence for having stood up to the tyranny around you.

And more, if you have the time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zwX7C5J3oU

This is only eclipsed by the great job done on nine 11.

THE TRUTH ABOUT GOLD

If you do not believe we are being duped when it comes to real value money, this should open your eyes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fdg1kvv__X8

And, yes - the value is bleeding out of western economies and into Russia/China/India.  Veritable BRICs of gold......

Thursday, September 28, 2017

LUNAR TETRADS/TRIADS AND THEIR MIDPOINTS

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THE LDS MISSIONARIES HAVE EVACUATED RICH PORT....

I wondered if they would get to stay to help in the rebuilding effort.

Sadly, it is hard enough to get flights in - let alone out, so getting supplies in to missionaries in order that they could keep on helping out is likely slim.  I am sure the people there could have used the help - but maybe later when things are stabilized a little bit more.  As it is, it may well become a killing zone over things like basic food and water.

I wonder how many Saints there heeded the call to keep a good stock of food and water on hand.  I know this has got me thinking about preparedness on a whole new level:

https://www.deseretnews.com/article/865689733/Heartbreaking-Evacuating-Puerto-Rico-Mormon-missionaries-reassigned-all-over-US.html

Things cut a little close to home when Waterton NP got scorched a few weeks ago.  We just about got schooled - the flames were that close.  A few folks closer to the Park were not so blessed....  Sad.  All of the High Priests were fasting and praying over it.  I heard one of the patriarchs of the group state that there were literally tens of thousands of cattle in summer pasture in the hills.  A cold front and subsequent rain brought an end to the fires.  But - the Park and some individual lives will NEVER be the same:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/waterton-kenow-fire-pincher-creek-evacuations-1.4285153

This kind of thing can get you into full-on apocalyptic mode.... :)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

WELL, I THINK WAR WITH N. KOREA IS INEVITABLE NOW

I do not think that one will be able to say "if it happens" after recent developments - but it is more like "when will it happen"......  I think like any cornered animal, KJU will lash out with what he has, before he gets taken out.  Apparently, most of our subs are steaming towards NK in an effort to hunt down any that may be able to escape with a nuke on board to light off in a big population center.

Will it happen soon?  I do not know - but I happen to believe that it will happen sooner, rather than later.....

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

THE FALSE TRADITION OF HALLOWEEN

This is Lindsey Rietzsch and she has woken up on the whole Halloween scam.

She is a reader of the blog occasionally - and I am so pleased with her coming awake on this issue.

Some people would call her a zealot - and I call her awake; a delightful woman that is waking up fully and will be ready for the Millennium.  She is spot on:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1593...

We all need to be a force for good.  If we go along with the downhill slide, we are part of the problem.  She needs to continue her message and much of the leadership needs to hear this. 

I first ran across her when she did this video on faith (she wrote the words and recorded this all on her own accord):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyFP7W1zDD0

Great cotton candy voice.  Enjoy!!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

A QUOTE BY PRESIDENT BENSON - WHY PEOPLE KILL THE PROPHETS

Or attempt to silence or discredit them.....  To cover their vain ambitions or gratify their pride, or as I said to my sis recently - to cover their sins.

It is as clear as day to me.  And this is why President Benson was my Prophet:

As a prophet reveals the truth it divides the people. (T)he worldly either want to close the mouth of the prophet, or else act as if the prophet didn’t exist, rather than repent of their sins. Popularity is never a test of truth. Ezra Taft Benson

Thursday, September 21, 2017

GOOD WORDS TO LIVE BY....

A SYNOPSIS OF THE EVENTS SINCE THE LAST ECLIPSE

It has been quite the month!

I wonder what is coming next.....

Here is great vid that sums it all up:

https://youtu.be/Qty4BI8Ku3U

Enjoy!

I wonder what things the 23rd will herald as the Days of Awe come to a close?

Maybe a good old-fashioned nuking?  Economic collapse in October?  Utah EQ?  Who knows?

THE COLLAPSE OF CIVILIZATION AROUND THE MIDDLE EAST AT THE TIME OF MOSES' EXODUS?

It appears that the event that brought down Egypt, brought down other civilizations:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRcu-ysocX4

It will be fun to find out the source of the collapse.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MIKE STROUD AND DENVER SNUFFER

There is some scuttlebutt out there where Mike Stroud is getting the same attention as Spencer and others have as being an apostate because he has stepped out and is giving life examples that do not fit neatly in the box, so to speak.

Here is the article that was brought up on the FB take-down of Mike Stroud:

https://wheatandtares.org/2017/09/16/what-do-you-get-when-you-combine-denver-snuffer-and-robert-norman-mike-stroud/

I do not like how Visions of Glory was thrown in with DS.....  Sorry - but you have the author who is currently a Bishop in SLC who is tied in with the 12, and who would NEVER be a Bishop, had they perceived him as a "whacka-doodle" or off in the doctrinal left field.  Short of scripture, I have never had a book hit home like VoG did (other than one small detail I am still coming to grips with - or not).  And yes, the 144K are being prepped right now - for their mission; just as John the Baptist had to be prepped for quite some time prior to Christ's three year ministry which began with John baptizing Him.  The 144K work on the preparatory stuff required to gather and build Zion - just prior to Christ coming to receive "the Bride".

I also happen to disagree with the above article - in that there is an element of demonic influence on some forms of mental illness, in that the demonic influences are more prevalent and work on anyone in ANY kind of a weakened condition, whether it be sin which wears the spirit of the individual down, whether it be alcohol or drug use which does the same, or whether it is a weakened ability to logically reason when the brain function is compromised, which leads to false or skewed conclusions.  I also state that there is a definite biological component to mental illness - which is why it often runs in families, as the genetic disposition is passed from one generation to the next.  I have seen all of the above first hand - and I have used the experience as a learning tool as to where the boundaries of the various issues lie.  I have personally cast evil spirits out of persons weakened by alcohol and drugs (when I was in Brazil), and I know what that experience is like.  I have tried to contrast and compare the two states, with their differences.

I happen to be able to relate quite well to Mike Stroud's life experiences and do not find the Spirit grieved, as some have complained.  Why is it, that those who seem to call out good people always wear copious amounts of make-up?  I have observed those who seem to be struggling with good and right, always seem to cake it on......  This has hit home, as of late......  Too many "cakers" calling out good people as evil.  As if to cover up the person they see in the mirror - one that they do not like......  No, seriously.  A little, to cover some blemishes - no worries.  But thick enough that you need a jack hammer to take it off every night is what I am talking about.....

Here is a comment I had about Mike Stroud (my defense on him) on FB:

I read the first chapter of Second Comforter by DS and put it down and never picked it up again. I followed DS on his blog for some time - and liked much of what he had to say - but sensed apostasy in him from almost the start. I could have put a 70% chance of failure on him. It turned out to be a 100% chance. With Mike Stroud (who loved DS's book), I put less than a 10% chance of failure (falling into a trap as DS did), due to his working knowledge of the Gospel. Even if one strays from the path, a working knowledge always brings them back to center. DS did not experience miracles in his life due to a working knowledge. His knowledge was book, or intellectual-based knowledge. There is a massive difference. 2 Nephi talks of this difference.
As far as make-up and anything else that covers up our natural beauty goes, why must we indulge in it.  I remember in seminary, as a kid, hearing the words of Isaiah talking of the "painted ladies" and those who wore excessive jewelry.  I am just not into the "accessorizing" thing.  I have always been attracted to modest and simple.  Not the "Vegas ladies" that are largely fake from head to toe, including fake eye-lashes.  I don't mind a little make-up - but extremes is kind of ridiculous.  Maybe I am just a little too granola and Birkenstock.  Maybe I like to keep it real - except in the case of bad acne, birth marks, etc.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

NEW MEGA QUAKE (7.1 - 7.5) IN MEXICO CITY

I had my favorite lady friend sit next to me in GD class on Sunday.  We were passing notes to each other.  She thinks this is it.  I told her, my head tells me a 70% chance of an EQ in Utah this fall.  However, no confirmation from the Spirit.  She asked me if we were going to have Gen Conf this fall and I got a yes.

Then we had a small one in Park City and another in Beverly Hills, CA of a small magnitude - and in the areas I am expecting the bigger ones.

Now this one in MX city.  Maybe things are picking up prior to the Sept 23rd date?  We will see.

I wonder if we are in it - finally.....  My lady friend sure hopes so - she is only getting older and she realizes that her role is to help out by passing along her treasure trove of information.  The thing that literally will be the killer - is people that have never raised a garden - suddenly having to attempt to do so with no experience.  Those that are experienced will be like gold.

In other news, it appears that PR is about ready to get hit by a doozy.  Yet ANOTHER hurricane that may make land-fall in the USA.  This after years of no direct hits by the swirlers.  Two hurricanes - then three large EQs.....  We shall see.  It is 2017, after all.

UPDATE:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4900334/Strong-7-4-quake-hits-Mexico-anniversary-deadly-1985-tremor.html

How weird is it that the EQ hits on the 32 anniversary of the first big one to hit MX City??   As I build, all I can think of after looking at these pics is:  more rebar....  Never enough rebar.

Monday, September 18, 2017

THE LOCATION OF THE TEN TRIBES?

I have a "loved one" who thinks that I think that the ten tribes will come back like the Raelians were supposed to.

Fact is; it is way better (and I support this theory on the ten tribes, with gusto).  I have had dreams that would seem to support this idea.  Massive changes to the earth's surfaces when this happens.  It will rip the fabric of this continent apart - and cause the Everlasting Hills to shake at their coming (Matthew 24 EQ):

The fact is, the Ten Tribes are lost and we don’t know for sure where they are. That doesn’t keep people from coming up with theories and one of the most mentioned theory is that the lost tribes are on a star – the North Star to be specific.
There are two main sources used to back up this theory. The first is the lyrics of a hymn written by Eliza R. Snow. The hymn appears as no. 322 of the 1905 hymn book, 5th verse.
“And when the Lord saw fit to hide The ten lost tribes away, Thou, earth, was severed to provide The orb on which they stay.”The second source comes from when an early patriarch, Homer M. Brown, was asked about the Eliza R. Snow hymn. His answer includes a second-hand account that claims that the Prophet Joseph Smith supported the star theory. The direct quote below was taken from Robert W. Smith, The Last Days, Salt Lake City, Utah: Pyramid Press, 1947, p. 215.
“Brother Brown, will you give us some light and explanation of the 5th verse on page 386 of the Hymn book which formed another planet (sic), according to ‘the Hymn of Eliza R. Snow.“Yes, sir, I think I can answer your question. Sister Eliza R. Snow, in visiting my grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Brown), was asked by my grandmother: ‘Eliza where did you get your ideas about the Ten Lost Tribes being taken away as you explain in your wonderful hymn?“She answered as follows: ‘why, my husband (The Prophet Joseph Smith) told me about it.’“Have you any other information that your grandfather ever gave you, as contained in any conversation with the Prophet Joseph Smith?“I have! One evening in Nauvoo, just after dark, somebody rapped at the door vigorously. Grandfather said he was reading the Doctrine and Covenants. He rose hurriedly and answered the summons at the door, where he met the Prophet Joseph Smith.“He said, ‘Brother Brown, can you keep me over night, the mobs are after me?’ Grandfather answered, ‘Yes. Sir. It will not be the first time, come in.’“‘Al1 right,’ the Prophet said, shutting the door quickly. He came in and sat down. Grandmother said: ‘Brother Joseph, have you had your supper?’“‘No he answered, ‘I have not.’ So she prepared him a meal, and he ate it.Afterward they were in conversation relative to the principles of the Gospel. During the conversation the ten lost tribes were mentioned. Grandfather said, ‘Joseph, where are the ten tribes?’ He said, “Come to the door and I will show you, come on Sister Brown, I want you both to see.’“It being a starlight night the Prophet said: “Brother Brown, you show me the Polar Star?'” ‘Yes sir,’ he said, pointing to the North Star. ‘There it is.’ ‘Yes, I know’ said the Prophet, ‘but which one? There are a lot of stars there.’“Grandfather said: ‘Can you see the points of the Dipper?’ The Prophet answered, ‘Yes,’ ‘Well,” he said, “trace the pointers, pointing up to the largest star. That is the North Star.’“The Prophet answered: ‘You are correct. Now,’ he said, pointing toward the star, ‘do you discern a little twinkler to the right and below the Polar star, which we would judge to be about the distance of 20′ from here?’“Grandfather answered, ‘Yes, sir.’“The Prophet said: ‘Sister Brown, do you see that star also?’“Her answer was, ‘Yes, sir.’“‘Very well then,’ he said, ‘Let’s go in.’ After re-entering the house the Prophet said: ‘Brother Brown, I noticed when I came in that you were reading the Doctrine and Covenants. Will you kindly get it?’“He did so. The Prophet turned to Section 133 and read, commencing at the 26th verse and through the 34th verse. He said, after reading the 31st verse, ‘Now let me ask you what would cause the Everlasting Hills to tremble with more violence than the coming together of two planets. And the place whereon they reside will return to this earth. Now,’ he said, ‘Scientists will tell you that it is not scientific: that two planets corning together would be disastrous to both; but, when two planets or other objects are traveling in the same direction and one of them with a little greater velocity than the other, it would not be disastrous, because the one traveling faster would overtake the other. Now, that would cause the mountains of ice to melt quicker than the heat caused by the friction of the two planets coming together?’ And then he asked the question. ‘Did you ever see a meteor falling that was not red hot? So that would cause the mountains of ice to melt.’“‘And relative to the Great Highway ,which should be cast up when the planet returns to its place in the great Northern Waters, it will form a highway and waters will recede and roll back.’ He continued, ‘Now as to their coming back from the Northern Waters; they will return from the north because their planet will return to the place from whence it was taken.’
“Relative to the waters rolling back to the north. If you take a vessel of water and swing it rapidly around your head you won’t spill any, but if you stop the motion gradually, it will begin to pour out. Now,’ he said, ‘Brother Brown, at the present time this earth is rotating very rapidly. When this planet returns it will make the earth that much heavier, and it will then revolve slower, and that will account for the waters receding from the earth for a great while, but it has now turned and is proceeding rapidly eastward.'”

Sunday, September 17, 2017

MIKE STROUD PODCAST - FAMILIAR SPIRITS

This is a fascinating account of how departed spirits interact both positively and negatively with those of their ancestors alive on this orb.

I have a few extended family members that I wonder how it will be for them as they get ready to pass over.  As they kick against the pricks and refuse to receive the balm of Gilead in soothing their souls against the rebellious acts from their past.

About 17 minutes in, he gets down to the brass tacks with a powerful story:

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/mstroud/episodes/2017-07-17T07_25_26-07_00
https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/mstroud/episodes/2017-07-17T07_25_26-07_00
Go Mike Stroud.  Most people that are full in - that I enjoy - love these podcasts.

Hope you enjoy him!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

A MESSAGE FOR THOSE WHO KICK AGAINST THE PRICKS

Well, I have to dig out an old Wood Zone classic.

I know some people who are tough nuts to crack - and you have to keep on pushing basic principle until something finally sinks in.....  Teach them good principle - and let them govern themselves with their God-given agency fully intact......  Probably the toughest thing to do as a parent, a spouse, a leader, etc.  I would have to say, that it is far harder for the one who is a position of admonishment and correction to stay the tongue, than it is for the wayward one to kick against the pricks and fight against good principle:

HYPOCRISY BY THOSE WHO WANT TO CHANGE GOD’S COMMANDMENTS TO FIT THEIR OWN SELFISH WANTS
The teachings of the Lord are clear in regard to the way we must deal with sinners. Christ treated them with compassion -- as long as they confessed that their sin was a sin. Only when they attempted to pretend that their sin was righteousness did he harshly name them for what they were: fools, hypocrites, sinners.  Hypocrites because they were unwilling to change their behavior and instead attempted to change the law to fit it; fools because they thought that deceiving an easily deceivable society would achieve the impossible goal of also deceiving God. These are they who are “kicking against the pricks” and “fighting against the Saints of God”. Joseph Smith taught that it is never enough to physically leave the body of the Church and then leave the Saints alone. You can leave the Church, but the Church never leaves you -- because immutable truth is just that, immutable. It will gnaw at you at every turn and every choice in life until you either bow the knee and confess Christ as your Savior or raise your fist to heaven and curse God and wish to die because of your defiance at the failing to give heed to saving laws and ordinances which can bring peace and lasting joy.
The Church has plenty of room for individuals who are struggling to overcome their temptation and bad behavior. But for the protection of the Saints and the good of the persons themselves, the Church has no room for those who, instead of repenting of gross sin, wish it to become an acceptable behavior in the society of the Saints. They are wolves in sheep's clothing, preaching meekness while attempting to devour the flock, or their families, etc. 
No act of violence is ever appropriate to protect Christianity from those who would rob it of its meaning. None of us are without sin -- the casting of stones is not our duty or our privilege. All that must ever be done to answer them is to declare the truth, and to deny them the right to call themselves Latter-day Saints while proclaiming their false doctrine. Even as Christ freed from her accusers the woman taken in adultery, he told her, Go and sin no more.
Quote attributed to Orson Scott Card with modification by Iraq.


I HAVE TO DEAL WITH MANY LOVED ONES WHO ARE APOSTATE IN SOME FORM OR ANOTHER (ALL OF US ARE TO ONE POINT, OR ANOTHER - AS WE ARE ALL KILLING OURSELVES SOFTLY WITH WHAT WE TAKE INTO OUR BODIES - JUST THAT SOME ARE EATING WHITE BREAD, WHILE OTHERS ARE DRINKING THE NO BWAYNO, DRANO) AND IT IS WEARYING.  I CAN ONLY IMAGINE HOW GOD MUST FEEL WITH SO MANY STRAYING AT THIS TIME.....  

I DEDICATE THIS POST TO AN OLD FRIEND FROM MY GROWING UP DAYS: TALMAGE B. (KNOWN AS TAL), WHO IS THE SON OF RANDY B.  RANDY JOINED THE CHURCH AFTER MEETING A BEAUTIFUL LDS WOMAN.  TAL GREW UP WITH ME, WENT TO ARGENTINA ON A MISSION AND WAS MARRIED TO A WOMAN WHO BORE HIM SEVEN CHILDREN UNDER THE COVENANT. HE HAD THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD WITH HIM UNTIL HE FELL FROM GRACE AND IS NOW BUSILY KICKING AGAINST THE PRICKS AS ONE OF THE LEADING ANTI'S IN THE CHURCH.  I CONTRAST THAT PICTURE I NOW HAVE OF HIM, WITH THE LAST TIME I HAD SEEN HIM IN PERSON (HE CAME UP TO ME ON A STREET IN PROVO (ABOUT 1993), RADIANTLY SMILING AND ANNOUNCED HE WAS MARRYING THE MOST AMAZING GIRL IN THE WORLD).  SO FULL OF LIFE AND EXCITEMENT AND HOPE FOR THE FUTURE.  AND NOW, THIS.....

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(RECENT PIC OF TAL FROM HIS PUBLIC FB PROFILE)

THE ONLY EXPLANATION THAT I CAN COME UP WITH (AND I CONFRONTED HIM ABOUT IT) IS LAW OF CHASTITY ISSUES AND/OR DEMONIC POSSESSION. HE DENIED IT - BUT YOU CANNOT EASILY HIDE THE OBVIOUS AS YOU SPEW THREATENINGS AND RAILINGS AGAINST THE LORD'S ANOINTED. 

PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING YOU TUBE LINKS OF HIS MUSIC VIDEOS (BELOW) BEFORE AND AFTER A PERSONAL FALL.

BEFORE (NOTE COUNTENANCE IN "SHE'S SO HIGH" - WHICH WAS A NUMBER ONE RATED POP SONG):

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ElORM9O-0U

AFTER (SHOWING HIS LESS INNOCENT (**pure??**) COUNTENANCE):


http://www.songkick.com/artists/553157-tal-bachman 

I GOT AN ANGRY E-MAIL FROM TAL ONCE WONDERING WHY I WAS SINGLING HIM OUT TO MAKE AN EXAMPLE.  I WAS SHORT AND TO THE POINT.  HE WAS BRINGING FALSE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST THE CHURCH - AND I SIMPLY WANTED TO GIVE MY PERSONAL WITNESS THAT HIS FORM OF ACRIMONIOUS MORMON BASHING WAS DUE TO HIS PERSONAL FALL - NOT ANY REAL ISSUES HE HAD AGAINST THE CHURCH.

I ONLY PUT THIS STUFF OUT THERE AS A FASCINATING REMINDER OF HOW ANY ONE CAN FALL IF PROPER CARE AND FEEDING OF THE SPIRIT IS NOT ATTENDED TO REGULARLY.