Yes… it is true, the end is afar off, but don’t procrastinate your repentance. The gathering of the fruits, and the separation of the wheat from the tares, is not afar off, but is soon upon us! Once the good sweet fruits are harvested and the wheat is separated from the tares, that is when the destruction will begin, as the wicked destroy one another and the branches are burned. To the wicked, Zion will be considered terrible because the power of Christ will be there. Zion will be the only place of refuge from the wicked. But those unable to withstand the glory of Christ, cannot dwell there, because they will burn in His glory. We must obtain further light and truth so that we can be the sweet fruit, and bear His glory.
We ought not to be concerned with the end destruction. Rather, we need to prepare for the separation that is at hand. All throughout the scriptures the righteous are taken out of the midst of the wicked, before the destruction occurs. When the destruction occurs, it will be the wicked killing the wicked. It will not be a battle between good and evil.
Enoch was separated out from the wicked long before the wicked was destroyed. Noah and His people were also separated from the wicked before the wicked were destroyed. Alma was warned by the Lord to leave the waters of Mormon before the wicked priests of King Noah came. In the allegory of the olive tree in Jacob chapter 5, we are taught that the Lord will gather up the good fruits, and then will He burn the tree, both root and branch. Our concern ought not to be the final burning. Instead it should be focused on being the good fruit that is gathered out.
If we focus our sights on the end of the world, we will surely procrastinate our day of repentance, and be sealed up unto destruction. However, focusing on being chosen, places emphasis on being separated out unto the Lord.
The separation is upon us. And it will begin from within the church. In the parable of the ten virgins, each of the virgins were clothed in the robes of the Holy Priesthood. Each of the ten were endowed members. The separation is not limited to all the members of our church. It’s an even smaller subset, it is among the endowed members of the church. Those endowed members who thought that they had enough oil in their lamps.
Zion will be the only place of refuge when the wicked begin to self-destruct. No weapon will be able to form against Zion. To those without, Zion will be terrible. To those within, Zion will be the only location of peace, wealth and prosperity.
That is why I am writing to you my family. I want to be there, and I want you to be there too. We cannot assume that the Lord will accept our excuses of why we could not do what He instructed us to do. We have to seek His face. It is far easier to know how to do this as we all study the words of Christ and exchange our revelations. We must first prepare ourselves, then prepare a people who seek to be one in the words of Christ. Our experiments will knit our hearts into one, and Christ will then provide us a land for our inheritance. In that land we will be instructed to build a tabernacle so that Christ can dwell among us in His glory. When He returns, we must know Him, because we must be like Him.
Conclusion: Today is “our” generation! We must answer and be accountable for what we obtain, or fail to obtain. We are being invited to the wedding feast, but the time is running out to get the necessary oil to protect us from being separated out. It is this “protection” and “providing” that a man must do, that matters to God! We must become the sweet fruit so that we don’t burn from the Glory of Christ. We become sweet fruit as we get our moisture from the roots, which Jacob and Zenos equates with “the words of Christ” (Jacob 5).
If you want an eternal family, then feast upon the words of Christ. You cannot be sealed up unto salvation in ignorance. Salvation doesn’t come without the knowledge of the words of Christ. The covenant is offering you the only knowledge that has any power to save.
The end of the world is thousands of years to come. The end of the world should not be your concern. The “separation” is now at hand! That is what is resting heavily upon us right now! That is what we are being warned about. The coming of Zion is a culling, or a separation. The covenant is the only way to survive that separation.