As I was pondering on whether I was justified in my theory - and thinking on the events that have transpired and the knowledge I have come across recently, another detail came into my mind that kind of seals the deal on it being in the past year and a half. The Rabbi Ben Samuel prophecy that said that 2017 is a Jubilee year. It kind of hit me like a ton of bricks. I was so focused on the Savior coming to Jerusalem and looking that direction (because the rest of the Ben Samuel prophecies HAD to do with Jerusalem), that the 2017 prophecy was likely being fulfilled right under my nose in AOA.
So now, if that is the case, likely most of the 70's would have been there and I am focusing on what their words are. Are their teachings more inspired? Do they have His goodness written in their countenances. I would say yes. We just had a Stake Conference with the visiting GA being Elder Carpenter. I have never had such good counsel given by someone at his level. It was more like listening to one of the 12. I was filled with the Spirit.
Here is a reference to what Sister Wendy Nelson said in the 49th year:
At the Feb 2016 YA Fireside/Devotional, Pres & Sister Nelson spoke. Near the end of her talk, she asked: paraphrasing: "How would you feel/ What would you do differently if you knew that the Savior had already appeared in several very important meetings with the leaders of the church in preparation for the winding up scenes before his Second Coming.... "because CNN won't be reporting on it". (end quote)