Angels appear and instruct when sent by God. Even Angels can lead men astray, therefore man must be prepared to hear and understand by knowing the voice of the Lord. When men are prepared and angels do appear their instructions are to teach from their experience their Dispensations, Rights, Keys, Honors, Majesty and Glory.
Remember, the word “angel” comes from the Greek, meaning messenger. Scriptures refer to angels of devils, as well as angels from the presence of God. Both angels deliver messages. An apostle is defined as one who is sent from the presence of God with a message. An apostle is incarnated or embodied in a body of flesh, or a tabernacle of flesh, while an angel may or may not have a body perceivable to men. What we learn from Joseph Smith’s King Follet discourse is that Angels and apostles both deliver messages. It is in “the content” of the message that an angel differs from an apostle.
Your understanding of the words of Christ will indicate the degree of message you are able to receive. We must be prepared to hear and understand, by studying the scriptures to learn the correct attributes, perfections, and characteristics of God, to accurately know the voice of the Lord instructing you. Without this preparation, even when the source of the message comes through purity, your interpretation will be filtered and muddled because you see through a veil of flesh, and see dimly. You interpret the message through religious organizations, financial institutionalization, academic mindsets, and social propaganda, …and therefore can easily take what was given in purity, and be led astray, by an apostle or an angel. No matter how much light a messenger comes with, no matter how much power they display, it is your ability to see clearly that will determine the quality of the message received. If you are not prepared by the serious efforts of knowing the correct attributes, characteristics, and perfections of God, angels will not come to instruct. And it will not matter how much you claim to believe, you did not act in faith, and all is in vain:
“37. Behold I say unto you, Nay; for it is by faith that miracles are wrought; and it is by faith that angels appear and minister unto men; wherefore, if these things have ceased wo be unto the children of men, for it is because of unbelief, and all is vain.”
Moroni ties belief to faith here, saying that if you haven’t acted in faith, angels will cease to come. He says that it is because of “unbelief.” In other words it is because of wrong belief, incorrect belief, inaccurate belief. Acting upon wrong, incorrect, or inaccurate belief is dangerous. It can lead you for many years misguided. There is a right way, and only one way. Christ is the way the truth and the life, and no man will ever come unto the Father, except it be through Christ. The words of Christ lead you to servants or angels, which lead you to Christ Himself, who will then bring you into the presence of His Father. Those who reject the word, will reject the servant, and will reject Christ, and cannot be reinstated in the presence of the Father. THEM’S THE BRAKES YO!
Now lets get to the juicy part. When men “ARE” prepared …and angels “DO” appear …their instructions are to teach from their experience their Dispensations, Rights, Keys, Honors, Majesty and Glory. You see, the LDS church has screwed up the term KEYS. They have made keys into the right to control, in opposition to D&C 121:41-42 that teaches that anyone with priesthood exercises it “by persuasion, by long-suffering, by gentleness and meekness, and by love unfeigned by kindness, and pure knowledge, which shall greatly enlarge the soul without hypocrisy, and without guile.” Instead, the church’s handbook reads:
“Priesthood keys are the authority God has given to priesthood leaders to direct, control, and govern the use of His priesthood on earth.”
(LDS Handbook of Instructions 2, 2.1.1.)
To the LDS, “KEYS” are an authority given to them by God to direct, control, and govern over the use of priesthood. This in opposition to what Joseph Smith taught of persuasion, long-suffering, meekness, etc. They have gotten themselves stuck on “KEYS” that they have forgotten or plainly ignored the dispensations, rights, honors, majesty and glory that angels come to deliver. The LDS has changed the definition from what Joseph Smith taught to justify compulsion and unrighteous dominion, …without an amen pronounced to their priesthood, because they are the leaders chosen by God.
Now, can I get a DRUM-ROLL PLEASE!? …Those Fathers, the patriarchal fathers, from the patriarchal priesthood, those with the birth right, those whom our hearts should be turned, …them who have lived prior to us …always comes to open a new dispensation. And they do it as it has always been done, they appear in a location, and that place called Adam-Ondi-Ahman, …or in other words, “Adam in the presence of Son Ahman,” where Ahman is God the Father. When a new dispensation is opened, instructions are given from the heavens, from the vantage point of previous dispensations, to assist and progress the work of God in the new dispensation. That is what is being described here, by Joseph Smith:
“21. And again, the voice of God in the chamber of old Father Whitmer, in Fayette, Seneca county, and at sundry times, and in divers places through all the travels and tribulations of this Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints! And the voice of Michael, the archangel; the voice of Gabriel, and of Raphael, and of divers angels, from Michael or Adam down to the present time, all declaring their dispensation, their rights, their keys, their honors, their majesty and glory, and the power of their priesthood; giving line upon line, precept upon precept; here a little, and there a little; giving us consolation by holding forth that which is to come, confirming our hope!“
Line upon line and precept upon precept Joseph was instructed throughout his dispensation. Only when his work was completed and fulfilled does the dispensation belong to them. Only when you have accomplished the work assigned do you have the right to claim the Dispensations, Rights, Keys, Honors, Majesty and Glory. You cannot instruct, as a witness, something you have not obtained.
Conclusion: Take your keys and put it up against this, and I know where I’d put my money.