The Poor Among You (811 Words)

Considering the different degrees of glory, and the accumulation of knowledge, practice, and mastery, …theres something more to say about The Poor Among You. Perhaps The Poor Among You is defined based on the degree of glory you have acquired. All of God’s knowledge is accumulative and complimentary, but not destructive or contradictory. Consider my point.

If there is knowledge, practice, and mastery in the telestial, terrestrial, and celestial, …then the absence of knowledge would describe The Poor Among You. Yes, …that’s right, …”ignorance” is poverty. The Priesthood was given to reverse the effects of “ignorance,” by increasing “light.”

“Although there are two priesthoods, yet the Melchizedek Priesthood comprehends the Aaronic or Levitical Priesthood and is the grand head, and holds the highest authority which pertains to the Priesthood- the keys of the Kingdom of God in all ages of the world to the latest posterity on the earth- and is the channel through which all knowledge, doctrine, the plan of salvation and every important truth is revealed from heaven.” (Joseph Smith dictated to his scribe R.B. Thompson, RE Section 48, pg. 130).

Joseph Smith taught that you can be saved no faster than you gain knowledge, and if a man gain more intelligence than another, it will be to his advantage in the life to come (D&C 130:18-19), …then our first step is clearly to acquire knowledge! So, …if we read between the lines, …if “knowledge” comes through priesthood, …then, there is a priesthood in each degree of glory. Priesthood was intended to elevate one another, to eliminate poverty, so that there are no poor among you. If you consider priesthood an association, then in the telestial, it is an association with producers, who like to work, like among our family, and the project we have been working on for almost a year now. In the terrestrial, it is an association with ministering angels (D&C 84:26-27), who bring further light and knowledge from the presence of the Lord. And in the celestial, it is an association with the mysteries of God, in the presence of Christ and God the Father, in the flesh (D&C 84:19-22).

Since all of God’s knowledge is accumulative and complimentary, but not destructive or contradictory, as we increase in glory, we are added upon, and added upon, until we are filled with light. Those who seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness are promised that all these things- clothes, food, and shelter- will be added unto you (3 Nephi 13:33). We are also taught that if your eye be single to the glory of God, your whole body will be filled with light (3 Nephi 13:22). If you harden your heart, you’ll be given a lesser portion of the word, until you know nothing of the mysteries of God, but if you soften your heart, you’ll receive the mysteries of God, until you know them in full (Alma 12:10-11). It’s all additive and complementary.

When the philosophies of men get mingled with scripture, the truth of the laws get eroded, corrupted, and withers away. For instance, telestial law naturally generates: producers, industrious people, that are anxiously engaged in a good cause. Their efforts lessen the burdens of life in the world, providing: better transportation, communication, building materials, etc. And people will pay the price tag, if it is mutually beneficial to them. Naturally, the byproduct is “financial rewards.” And financial gain equals “free time” to pursue a higher law, to study the words of Christ, and acquire a terrestrial law and glory. …However, crooks, thieves, and bullies, rob, steal, and force people to pay them, producing the same counterfeit financial result. Their purpose is to hoard, not considering the higher laws or glories. They prefer winning in the telestial over eternal progression. They sacrifice the power of creating worlds without number, for worldly aspirations and the glory of men. In ignorance they have sacrificed the greater for the lesser law and glory. When philosophies of men are mingled with scripture, men are fooled into selling their birthright of godliness, for a mess of pottage.

The work needing to be done with The Poor Among Us is very real. It begins with the correct knowledge, continues in a path unique to each of us, and progresses to higher laws and glories. That is our work and our glory.

Conclusion: The Poor Among Us must awake and arise to the awful situation by which we are held captive. The bondage we are all in (debt and sin) requires our combined effort to escape. We cannot skip steps, working in the terrestrial when we have failed to unite in the telestial. I consider us lucky that our parents have written upon our hearts the value of work. Lets finish this project as one, freeing up some time, to invest in the knowledge of a higher law and glory, by the study and discussions upon the words of Christ.

True Equality (1565 Words)

Personal Revelation Used to Expand Understanding of the Covenant, and Unite the Hearts and Minds of the Saints into Zion

The hierarchy lives on, even when you’re cast-out of the church. Equality, in a world governed by institutions, is a foreign concept. If there is to be oneness of heart and mind, it can only be accomplished when the heart and mind of God is what governs.

Even after being cast out of church, I have found that the spirit of hierarchy lives on. Over the years, my family and I have broken the traditional rules of “discussing the scriptures” outside of the presiding authorities control. We have gone to great lengths to understand the mind and will of God beyond the manuals of the church. We have had people come to our house to discuss deeper doctrines of the scriptures.  We have gone to other people’s houses, attended firesides, read books, and paid for classes, in search of knowing God. Our efforts have given us greater enlightenment concerning the mind and will of God. We have adjusted our lives to fit the doctrine, and that has labeled us as heretics, and resulted in being cast-out as apostates to the church. We were a threat to our local leaders, and they’ve extended their judgements as far as they can, by casting us out. We continue to meet often with people who seek deeper into the doctrines of Christ, and you’d think that we would be free of the hierarchy. It’s a bad assumption. The hierarchy only takes on the form of a social hierarchy.

Hierarchies take all kinds of shapes and forms. We can’t seem to escape the mentality of a hierarchy, as we have been accustomed to it all our lives through layers and layers of institutionalism (the large and spacious building). I refuse to return to the church who kicked us out for bearing testimony of Christ, as the voice of Christ instructed us to. So we gather in what we call “Fellowships.” Initially, it starts out as equals, but quickly, over a short period of time, people follow their natural tendencies, and take upon themselves their natural desired positions and aspirations.

People who gravitate to leadership take over, making announcements, orchestrating the gatherings, conducting the meetings, giving lessons, assigning lessons, facilitating, and controlling the conversations. People who gravitate to following a man, begin quoting the men, seeking credibility in their relationship with men, name dropping as often as possible, and establishing strategic relationships to advance themselves. Other people try to innovate, making things up as they go, generating more splinter groups, and using creative license to justify their logic. Another group of people take a slick approach, by pretending that everyone is equal, while pulling the puppet-strings behind the scenes, using strategic maneuvers to manipulate, coerce, and control, without anyone noticing their work (puppeteers/ventriloquists). Others float around, not finding what seems to make sense. All of them claim a degree of equality, or no one would continue to meet with them. But, equality, in a world governed by institutions, is a foreign concept.

Without True Equality, Zion cannot exist. If there is to be oneness of heart and mind, it can only be accomplished when the heart and mind of God is what governs. No one, but God, can claim the distribution rights for THAT franchise. True Equality can only be acquired by being united in one, based upon God’s heart and mind. However, in our fallen state, if God were to reveal all of His heart and mind in an instance, in our fallen state, we would all burn. Therefore, God has established a three-step process to gradually condition ourselves in preparation for His unveiling. The process is: Word/ Angel/ Christ in the flesh.

While some have had angelic visitations, and have entered into the presence of Christ, those individual circumstances are beyond our control to conjure ourselves. However, we have the words of Christ at this point, …and it is a covenant offered to those who would be united upon the heart and mind of God. That’s enough to begin the process back to God. Using the words of Christ to produce True Equality will be the emphasis of this blog.

The image above is a diagram I came up with to explain how the words of Christ ought to be used to produce True Equality and one heart and one mind among the saints. God requires each of us to not only accept the covenant of the words of Christ, but to help one another write it upon our hearts, so that we can live the covenant, …not only to say, but to do. Each person must expect personal revelation (indicated in the image by the exclamation point!). However, personal revelation is exactly that, personal. Thus, trying to use personal revelation to put one above the next is destructive. It’s only value to others rests only in your ability to …add greater clarity to the words of Christ. When others have personal revelation, they must resist the temptation to hold themselves above the next, and instead …add greater clarity of the words of Christ. It is the words of Christ that must increase to unite the people into one heart and mind. A people who are united in heart and mind by the covenant of the words of Christ, are now prepared to receive further light and knowledge by messengers sent from the presence of Christ (angel). The servant like Adam, Enoch, Abraham, Moses, etc., is assigned by God to tutor his people in a higher law, once they’ve proven their ability to live the lower law in oneness, found in the words of Christ. Once sufficiently tutored by the servant, they are presented to Christ in the flesh. Christ’s presence is the establishment of Zion. Christ continues the process of instruction, to prepare us to return into the presence of God the Father, to be a family.

So there you go!

Conclusion: No one has the right to put themselves above the next. All are equal, and should be respected as such. One person’s advantage over the next ought to be used only to lift one another, by expounding scripture, to have all things in common. When the covenant of the words of Christ is what leads, all of our fears ought to be cast out from among us, so that we can reason with one another, and let the words of Christ be the final judge. In the large and spacious building leadership seems necessary to avoid chaos. However, when the words of Christ leads, there is order and peace. In Zion leadership is not only distasteful, it is destructive. A community that has exhausted all it’s understanding of the scriptures, and still require greater clarity, …it will necessitate more scripture, putting the responsibility in God’s court. That’s a good position for our family.

I have invited you all to partake in sustaining the restoration scriptures with me on September 2, 2017. Within the restoration scriptures is the writings of Joseph Smith in it’s original form, and his translation of the Bible and Book of Mormon, without the sticky hands of the leadership, who changed and deleted scriptures willy-nilly. If you are willing to commit to doing that, I promised that I would fly home to prepare you for receiving the covenant, not to be a leader, or to make you follow me, or to innovate, or to be your puppeteer. I offered to do it only to be Truly Equal. That way all that I know about the scriptures will be “common” among us. Wether you agree or not with what I know, that doesn’t matter. All that matters is that the words of Christ is what we depend upon to unite our hearts and minds. I respect your agency, and am willing to be with you, even if it means going to church with you, bearing your burdens with you, cleaning your houses with you, or doing things that you simply don’t have the time to do, …so that you can invest the necessary time to know the words of Christ. That way, we will have no poor among us.

I have a surety that you are able to be one. Our family-electrician reminded me last night of how so many people would benefit from our oneness. My ex-next-door neighbor awaits our oneness. Our extended family looks on to see our oneness. I trust that God can do the miracle he said he’d do, if we would accept to live the covenant together. No one need worry about leaving the church. You won’t have to leave it by your choice. And when the time comes that they kick you out, you will have already replaced the foundation of THAT institution, with the words of Christ. You will be the wise man who built his house upon a rock.

Put aside your false notions about me, and experiment upon the words of Christ. Rather than seeing the labels others have given me, hear me and consider me, even if it is only because I am your brother. Go to the scriptures, and ask God if what is being presented is true. You have great value to God’s work. I believe that you can qualify, and we can be one. I am willing to risk everything to prove it.

Laman & Lemuel: Part 6- Hearts Must Turn (1181)

Hearts Must Turn to Fathers

Hearts Must Turn. The spirit of Elijah leads to identifying a living Father, then to turning to the fathers (receiving instruction), and finally being sealed as an equal heir with Christ.

In order to be sealed to the heaves Hearts Must Turn! Although Laman & Lemuel used their agency to fall away, Lehi’s promise gave Lamanite descendants the opportunity to do what their parents failed to do, turn their hearts to Lehi; or in other words, the covenant fathers. Once the remnant of Lehi re-connect to the fathers, and are taught by them, they will be sealed through the fathers to Christ. Consider the instructions I am offering.

The last blog was A Parent’s Worst Nightmare, which was about the temporary falling apart of Lehi’s family after his death, as Laman & Lemuel sought to kill their brother Nephi. Parent’s spend so much time and effort to build and strengthen their family, only to have it destroyed once they die. BUT… Lehi was given a covenant; and through that covenant, Lehi extended a blessing to the children of Laman & Lemuel, offering them a chance to return. The condition of their return is that their Hearts Must Turn to the covenant fathers of their time (living), and Lehi’s record would aid them in making that return.

The descendants of both the Laminates and the Nephites were all eventually scattered, after having rejected the covenants of their fathers (Lehi & Nephi). The strength of the covenant to Lehi and Nephi promised to reach beyond their time, into these last days, to redeem those who would do the work that Laman & Lemuel wouldn’t do, and turn their hearts to the promises made to the ancient fathers, written in the scriptures. Lamanite King, Lamoni, when he was taught by Ammon (a covenanted father), offered to sacrifice all to know God, repented and returned to the covenant given to Lehi. King Lamoni’s father was taught the same, by Aaron (a covenanted father), and he too sacrificed all things to know God, repented, and Lehi’s covenant was renewed with him too. Anti-nephi-lehi was King Lamoni’s younger brother, and he participated in burying their weapons, to belong to the same covenant given to Lehi, and his children’s generation was what comprised of the 2,000 stripling warriors. Theirs is a pattern to show us, that if we are to receive Lehi’s covenant just the same, our Hearts Must Turn. The pattern is outlined in what Moroni (or Nephi) gave to Joseph Smith Jr.

JSH 1:39

39. He also quoted the next verse differently: And he shall plant in the hearts of the children the promises made to the fathers, and the hearts of the children shall turn to their fathers. If it were not so, the whole earth would be utterly wasted at his coming.”

When you finally pick up the scriptures, and take your studies seriously, you will then have planted in your heart “the promises made to the fathers.” Only then can you begin to turn your heart to the fathers, by authenticating their message against the words of Christ that swelled, sprouted, and began to grow (Alma 32:30-32). You will know the living fathers because they teach the pure doctrine through the words of Christ. They will not be telling warm, fuzzy, and entertaining stories, to get your emotions triggered, as we have falsely identified emotions with the Holy Ghost. It will be pure knowledge, pure intelligence, and enlightening. But, if you’re unfamiliar with the words of Christ, you will be caught up, with the LDS church, in the large and spacious building, pointing the finger and mocking the saints. When your heart is turned to the fathers, they will turn their hearts to you, to teach you of the mysteries of God, until you know them in FULL ( Alma 12:10). With fathers and children as one heart and one mind, now we have the makings of Zion.

Once the remnant of Lehi re-connect to the living fathers, and are taught by them, they will be sealed, through the fathers, to Christ. While the instruction between fathers and children does not require a building or church, and can be performed in a park, in a room, out in the garage, etc. The sealing must be done only in a temple connected to heaven. You know it is connected to heaven because Christ will dwell there personally, to reintroduce you to the heavens and the POWERS of the heavens.

Conclusion: The LDS Church has followed the same pattern as the Catholics, but have done it in less then half the time. Their attention has placed emphasis on the church building, the stake houses, and the empty temples, costing the widow’s mite billions of dollars of slave money. They have raised up unto themselves kings, in their offices and administrative positions, and have dismissed the necessity to develop the skill to know the voice of the Lord, and to identify a true servant delivering a message from God (Angel).

The drawing I added to this blog is a lineage that ties all to the family of God. That is Zion. When the government of Zion returns among us in the flesh, Enoch’s Zion will return to join them. They are the ones prophesied of that “…they that come shall burn them.” Once that is established all governments will fall apart. God allows the wicked to to kill the wicked. He allows the wicked to kill the righteous. But when Zion is established, God will never allow the wicked to kill Zion.

IN YOUR CURRENT STATE OF IGNORANCE, YOU ARE NOT YET CONNECTED TO THE FATHERS, AND HAVE NO PLACE IN ZION! Turn your hearts to the promises made to the fathers, written in modern scripture. Familiarize yourself with that material by talking to me, or to anyone who understands, but doesn’t need the filter of the LDS church. We can help you through your difficulty of letting go of foolish and false traditions of unbelief. Over your invested time in the scriptures, you will naturally become familiar with those words, then you will hunger and thirst after them, and finally, as you ask questions, you’ll notice that no one in the church has the answers, leading you on a quest ( just like the wisemen following the star to Bethlehem) to find a living father. You must use the knowledge you’ve gained from the scriptures to test the voice of anyone claiming to be God’s servant. Then you will be prepared to recognize the voice of the Lord in a living father, and can leave the institutional church, to be taught of him, to complete your return, being sealed to the family of God.

Failure to acquire a connection to the fathers will leave you neither root nor branch in that great and terrible day. That’s a prophecy of being cut off as a family, having no posterity, and no eternal life. You are currently being tested to see if you can hear the voice of the Lord. You cannot wing-it by not studying the words of Christ. God will not be mocked.

Good Luck Young Padowan!

 

Laman & Lemuel: Part 5- A Parent’s Worst Nightmare (1152)

The first four chapters (2 Nephi) is Lehi’s farewell before dying. Once Lehi died, his family fell to pieces: A Parent’s Worst Nightmare. Consider what Nephi does next, and perhaps you might view your circumstances differently concerning decisions placed upon you right now.

With death near, Lehi gives his last ditch effort to counsel his family. His last effort to counsel his sons differ, according to their faith in Christ. To Lehi’s youngest sons, Jacob and Joseph, there are deep prophecies that have huge significance to us today (a subject of a much deeper study). However, with Laman & Lemuel, Lehi resigns to the fact that they will not come around to repent in time, so he leaves both a curse to Laman & Lemuel, and a blessing to their seed, through Lehi’s covenant from the Lord (v7).

2 Nephi 4:3-9

3. …Behold, my sons, and my daughters, who are the sons and the daughters of my firstborn, I would that ye should give ear unto my words.

4. For the Lord God hath said that: Inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments ye shall prosper in the land; and inasmuch as ye will not keep my commandments ye shall be cut off from my presence.

5. But behold, my sons and my daughters, I cannot go down to my grave save I should leave a blessing upon you; for behold, I know that if ye (Laman & Lemuels children) are brought up in the way ye should go ye will not depart from it.

6. Wherefore, if ye are cursed, behold, I leave my blessing upon you, that the cursing may be taken from you and be answered upon the heads of your parents.

7. Wherefore, because of my blessing (referring to the covenant Lehi obtained in 1 Nephi 1, before departing into the wilderness. Lehi was a father with a covenant) the Lord God will not suffer that ye (children of Laman & Lemuel) shall perish; wherefore, he will be merciful unto you and unto your seed forever.

8. And it came to pass that after my father had made an end of speaking to the sons and daughters of Laman, he caused the sons and daughters of Lemuel to be brought before him.

9. And he spake unto them, saying: Behold, my sons and my daughters, who are the sons and the daughters of my second son; behold I leave unto you the same blessing which I left unto the sons and daughters of Laman; wherefore, thou shalt not utterly be destroyed; but in the end thy seed shall be blessed.”

 

Don’t gloss over this part too quickly or you’ll miss it. Although Laman & Lemuel were wicked, it was the covenant made to Lehi that the Lord would preserve their lives, and be merciful unto them, and their seed. In this way, Lehi had obtained a covenant, and Laman & Lemuel were saved because of their father’s covenant. Lehi became a savior on Mt. Zion by being redeemed and returning into the presence of the Lord in the flesh, and tying his children to him.

Once Lehi died, Laman & Lemuel sought to kill Nephi, blaming him for:

  1. Causing them their difficulties throughout the journey
  2. Wanting to rule over them
  3. Afflicting them with his words

Although Lehi’s covenant would be fulfilled, and is fulfilled in us when we return to the presence of the Lord, Laman & Lemuel’s threat to kill Nephi was serious, and Nephi was warned by the Lord to depart into the wilderness, with all those who would go with him (2 Nephi 5:5). Lehi’s family fell to pieces: A Parent’s Worst Nightmare.

Consider what Nephi does next, and perhaps you might view your circumstances differently concerning decisions placed upon you right now, and you might repent and be baptized.

2 Nephi 5:16

16. And I, Nephi, did build a temple; and I did construct it after the manner of the temple of Solomon save it were not built of so many precious things; for they were not to be found upon the land, wherefore, it could not be built like unto Solomon’s temple. But the manner of the construction was like unto the temple of Solomon; and the workmanship thereof was exceedingly fine.”

Why wasn’t the temple in Jerusalem sufficient? It was insufficient. The patterns men follow in apostasy repeat. They take control over the temples, the doctrine, and the people’s minds, placing them in bondage and captivity to men who exercise compulsion and unrighteous dominion, as the LDS church does in our day. Didn’t the Mormons of that day, the Jews, have ALL of the ordinances? No, they didn’t. Just as the LDS church doesn’t have all the ordinances. They failed to build Nauvoo, and was left with the lesser law in the absence of a temple connected to the heavens. Placed in the context of Nephi, my efforts don’t seem so crazy, psycho, or bi-polar. Perhaps that is precisely how Laman & Lemuel would have labeled Nephi’s efforts, as they murmured and sought to kill their brother.

Conclusion: Thankfully, in our day, the law doesn’t permit killing people who are labeled by the ruling class “apostate.” In ancient Christendom, the priests were the both the civil law, and the spiritual law, and they made examples of people who opposed their compulsive power. When Brigham Young was both governor and president of the church, he too exercised the right to kill saints for opposing his rule, calling it a blood atonement. However, in our day, since torture and death for apostasy is protected by the constitution, the LDS church and it’s members resort to cyber bullying, propaganda, media public relations, and excommunication.

Mom thinks that my beef is with one bishop, and that I should get over it, transfer my records to a different ward, and just not return to his ward. She would recommend that I go to another ward, and conform to her way of understanding, in ignorance. She somehow thinks that in a different ward, they would run things differently, when my local bishop was the one that reported me to my Samoan bishop in the first place. I was already on the chopping block at my local haole ward, being brought in for random questioning multiple times before the voice of the Lord instructed me to attend the Samoan ward.

Consider Lehi’s covenant for a moment. It was strong enough to include Laman & Lemuel, who were his sons. If we are to receive the benefit of that covenant, we must turn our hearts to the promises made to the fathers. This means to take seriously your scripture study. Then we must turn our hearts to the fathers to be sealed to them, so that they’re hearts can be turned to us. That requires a temple that is connected to the heavens, which none of the LDS temples are. Lest the whole earth be smitten with a curse and utterly wasted at the coming of the Lord.

HEARKEN to my words, and you will find peace!

Laman & Lemuel: Part 2 (1117 Words Long)

I was added unto by my wife yesterday concerning Laman & Lemuel. The scriptures were written for our day. The Lord gives and the Lord takes away, blessed be the name of the Lord.

After reading my blog last night, my wife presented an even better scripture of how Laman & Lemuel truly felt concerning the Jew’s.

1 Nephi 17:20-22

“20. And thou art like unto our father, led away by the foolish imaginations of his heart; [that’s what revelation looks like when you’ve never had it, foolish imaginations] yea, he hath led us out of the land of Jerusalem, and we have wandered in the wilderness for these many years; and our women have toiled, being big with child; and they have borne children in the wilderness and suffered all things, save it were death; and it would have been better that they had died before they came out of Jerusalem than to have suffered these afflictions.

21. Behold, these many years we have suffered in the wilderness, which time we might have enjoyed our possessions and the land of our inheritance; yea, and we might have been happy.

22. And we know that the people who were in the land of Jerusalem were a “righteous” people; for they kept the statutes and judgments of the Lord, and all his commandments, according to the law of Moses; wherefore, we know that they are a righteous people; and our father hath judged them, and hath led us away because we would hearken unto his words; yea, and our brother is like unto him. And after this manner of language did my brethren murmur and complain against us.”

They were certain that “the church was true.” “Besides,” they would justify, “we are blessed with gold, silver and lands!” And they would probably use being a full tithe-payer as the thing that produced their gold, silver, and land. It’s no wonder why, when Nephi’s plan to trade their gold and silver in exchange for the records, and lost it all, Laman & Lemuel beat the crap out of Nephi.  Laman & Lemuel tried to cloak what mattered most to them (treasures in the earth), by discounting the truth in their father’s and their brother’s words of wisdom, as foolish and vain imaginations.

The Book of Mormon was written and preserved specifically for our day. The patterns within them are the same patterns that will unfold, in our day, prior to the return of the Lord. Mormon compiled the record, and only his son Moroni read them before they were translated by Joseph Smith. Since Joseph Smith, they have been cast by the way-side for the traditions of the institution of men. When the institution conflicts with the scripture, we toss the scripture, and follow after men, graven images. The Book of Mormon prophesied that this would happen.

My efforts to build a temple are viewed by you the same way Laman & Lemuel viewed the efforts of Nephi to build a ship, foolish imaginations. You have laughed at me, mocked my suggestions for understanding the scriptures, and professed belief in the church, …while not paying much attention to the prophet you claim to follow, …or reading the scriptures that you’ve claimed to be true! I have been accused of Mom as being crazy, psychologically unstable, and bi-polar. And you might tend to agree with her. (If you don’t, none of you have expressed that.) But, you’d think that my wife, having a PhD in psychology would be able to recognize those signs, and diagnose them herself. However, …she believes precisely as I do, …so does that mean that she’s biased? Tell yourself what you must, you will not be judged by me. Your judgement is wether or not you can hear the voice of the Lord.

Recognize the marvelous work happening right now among the children of men. It is not happening by the crowds, as many are called, but few are chosen. The Lord doesn’t need, nor has He ever used, crowds to accomplish his great work. If you are followers of the crowds, you are not part of Christ’s work, and are seeking to oppose it. Crowds are acceptable in the world. The Lord’s work has never been acceptable to the world, but has always been acceptable to God.

Christ has followed patterns within the scriptures to establish a restoration. He is following His patterns within the scriptures to separate the wheat from the tares in preserving the restoration, and returning a temple to the earth that is connected to heaven. Then will Christ dwell within THAT temple, for real, and not just figuratively, as the church teaches. The priesthood has been rested from the church because of their abuse. You are very familiar with their abuse, but you have justified it, attributing abuse as somewhat acceptable because of the weaknesses of the flesh. Yet, you testify that men must follow a prophet, too confusing. The Lord gives and the Lord takes away, blessed be the name of the Lord.

Conclusion: Some might read what I have written as disgruntled, as I have been physically taken out of church for paying a full-tithe to lift the poor among me, following Christ alone and refusing to follow a man of office in the church, and bearing testimony of Christ as instructed by the voice of Christ, in opposition to a bishop claiming keys. I am not disgruntled. I am relieved of the necessity to expose myself, my wife, and my children to the false doctrines that are being upheld by the church and their abusive leaders. I am founded upon the rock, as I have made the words of Christ my foundation.

You currently stand on a sandy foundation, and I am inviting you to come with me, and build upon the same rock (the words of Christ). There is lots of room here, as nobody wants anything to do with it right now. Everyone wants an ocean view on the sand, aligned with the world, and relishing in the treasures of the earth.

Seek the words of Christ. Repent of your ignorance by being instructed by them. Be baptized by one who has not abused his priesthood, using persuasion alone, and has authority given of Christ, not man. Receive the Holy Ghost. Obtain The Gift of the Holy Ghost by entering into the presence of Christ. Then obtain The Power of the Holy Ghost by speaking with the tongue of angels, so you can become saviors on Mt. Zion, unto the salvation of your family; including your kindred dead. Do not become the modern day Laman & Lemuel by discounting me because I am only your brother, your son, or your father. Know ye the Lord!

The Advantage of Prophecy (1288 Words Long)

The Advantage of Prophecy is found only in knowing the words of Christ. When you understand prophecy, however, you are still required to act in faith, not knowing beforehand how things will play out. In our estimations of the inner workings of prophecy, it is human nature that we always forget that the heavens have a direct role in the fulfillment of the prophecy.

The Advantage of Prophecy is found in knowing the words of Christ. Familiarity with the words of Christ is the same as familiarity with His voice. When Christ told the Pharisees and Sadducees that they did not read the scriptures, and if they did, they didn’t understand them; Christ knew it because they didn’t recognize Him standing before them, …and they crucified Him. Knowing the words of Christ only produces an Advantage of Prophecy for those who are able to discern the voice of the Lord.

When you understand prophecy, however, you are still required to act in faith, not knowing beforehand how things will play out. Consider Nephi and his brothers circumstance, being instructed by an angel. Nephi wasn’t given the details, but was required to exercise faith, not knowing before hand, and Laban was delivered. So, the visiting angel provided no advantage to retrieving the plates. Nephi was still required to exercise faith. Likewise, Moses walked into the Red Sea, and waded in water until he was waste deep, before the sea parted. Had Nephi sat outside the city with his brothers, or had Moses waited on the shore for another means to cross the sea, they would not have been candidates chosen as the Lord’s servants. Their Advantage of Prophecy is the same advantaged offered to us all, requiring the skill of discerning the voice of the Lord, and acting in faith.

Discerning the voice of the Lord and acting in faith does not guarantee not making mistakes. Nephi and his brothers made two failed attempts to get the plates from Laban. Alma and Amulek were imprisoned, stripped naked, and beaten, before prophecy was fulfilled for them. At first, their efforts seemed to be a failed attempt, but wound up converting an entire city. In our ignorance of the inner workings of prophecy, it is human nature that we always forget the role the heavens play in the fulfillment of prophecy. Knowing the role heaven plays in fulfilling prophecy is probably the best Advantage of Prophecy. It was this expectation that produced anxiety in prophets. When will it happen? What is the Lord’s timing? How will God do His strange act among men?

Even when you have familiarized yourself with the scriptures, which produced familiarity with the voice of the Lord, and you acted in faith, trusting that the heavens would combine in your favor, …you still know nothing, and must endure it well! Joseph was told:

D&C 121:7-8

“7. My son, peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment;

8. And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes.”

The promise given to Joseph Smith in Liberty jail ought to give all who want to walk this straight and narrow path a clue, that confidence was only found in knowing the Lord, and trusting Him.

D&C 121:45-46

“45. Let thy bowels also be full of charity towards all men, and to the household of faith, and let virtue garnish thy thoughts unceasingly; then shall thy confidence wax strong in the presence of God; and the doctrine of the priesthood shall distil upon thy soul as the dews from heaven.

46. The Holy Ghost shall be thy constant companion, and thy scepter an unchanging scepter of righteousness and truth; and thy dominion shall be an everlasting dominion, and without compulsory means it shall flow unto thee forever and ever.”

If you understand the Holy Ghost to be the mind and will of God, as Joseph explained in Lectures on Faith, then what resides in a person is a spirit made Holy, which becomes a constant companion with those whose confidence waxes strong in God’s presence. This person has a definite Advantage of Prophecy, not because they are able to tell the future, but because they are at-one-with God.

Conclusion: Consider the wise men who attended Christ. They saw the star, but didn’t know where Christ was. They made the mistake in asking King Herod, informing the King of the prophecy. The worlds King had no idea of the location of the King of Kings, and asked the wise men to inform him of Christ’s whereabouts, so he too could worship. After being led by the star to the birth place, the wise men gave their offerings, and returned towards the King with good news of Christ’s location. This would have been a big mistake, but the heavens got involved, instructing the wise men to take a detour, avoiding the King, and Christ was preserved. Because the wise men didn’t return, the King killed babies two years old and under.

The death of all babies was prophesied long before the wise men made their journey. The wise men were unaware that their efforts to find Christ would fulfill the prophecy of the death of those children. They were informed of the signs. They followed the voice of the Lord, acting in faith. They mistakenly asked the ruling King for directions, unaware of the threat this news would cause the King. They interacted with heaven, being warned not to return. They fulfilled prophecy, and they didn’t even know it, until it was done.

Isaiah 48:3-5

“3. I have declared the former things from the beginning; and they went forth out of my mouth, and I shewed them; I did them suddenly, and they came to pass.

4. Because I knew that thou art obstinate, and thy neck is an iron sinew, and thy brow brass;

5. I have even from the beginning declared it to thee; before it came to pass I shewed it thee: lest thou shouldest say, Mine idol hath done them, and my graven image, and my molten image, hath commanded them.”

You have been led by idols and graven images, in our church leaders, since the death of Joseph and Hyrum Smith. They will not know of the prophecies being fulfilled in our day, just as King Herod knew nothing of Christ’s birth. But it has been set in the lights of the heavens, in the patterns of the sun, moon, and stars, from the beginning of the creation, so that no one can claim them, but God. Isaiah testified above that from the beginning God has declared it. What God declares, He fulfills, precisely as it was timed, from the beginning of the creation. Then, when they happen, in perfect timing, you will not be able to claim that your leaders knew it, and claim “Mine idol hath done them, and my graven image, and my molten image, hath commanded them.”

If you are not familiar with scripture, to know the voice of the Lord, and aren’t able to act in faith, knowing that the heavens will align because you are aligned with the heavens, you will not have The Advantage of Prophecy. However, if you know the voice of the Lord, can act in great faith, and are connected to the heavens, your confidence will wax strong, and you will have The Advantage of Prophecy. Prophecy is never completely understood until it is fulfilled. Thus all are required to know ye the Lord. Knowing anyone else can never substitute knowing the Lord. The Lord’s word is a two-edged sword that divides asunder both marrow and joint. Who’s on the Lord’s side who? Now is the time to show!

Baptism (1952 Words Long)

When the Lord restored the doctrine of Elias to the Nephites, he re-established baptism. Baptism is an indication that you recognize and receive the voice of the Lord. As baptism is the gate, it leads to the doctrine of election, and becoming a savior on Mount Zion. Without entering the gate, …the path and the way are unattainable.

When the Lord restored the doctrine of Elias among the Nephites, he re-established baptism, to eliminate disputations. He mentioned baptism four times; only one was positive, and the other three negative (3 Nephi 11). It’s not that the Lord is more negative than positive, it’s that WE are more motivated by consequences than rewards. This seems to be the condition of the natural man, especially in the case of disputations. Rather than disputing, I will state what has been given in the scriptures and let you wrestle with it.

It was a baptism by one who was sent, that qualified any to receive Christ in His mortal ministry. Those who were not baptized were antagonists to Christ’s work. They sought to condemn Him. And they finally crucified Him. God’s house is a house of order, or in other words patterns. His patterns are established from the foundation of the earth. It was true  when Alma was at the waters of Mormon. It was true when Joseph Smith was baptized. And it is still true today. In our world of many religions, we have dug our heels in, trying to convince others that the LDS baptism is valid, while all others are invalid. The method we recommend investigators use is appropriate still:

Moroni 10:4-5

“4. And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.

5. And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things.”

Baptism, being foundational, leads to being receptive to greater orders. Thus, baptism was always considered “the gate.” It’s obvious that choosing the wrong gate cannot produce what is promised. However, in every dispensation, Christ has offered baptism as an expression of faith, both at the beginning, throughout, and at the end of a dispensation. Baptism at the end of a dispensation required all individuals to suffer being cast out, mocked, ridiculed, and ostracized. That sacrifice was always worth the reward.

Baptism is an indication that you recognize and receive the voice of the Lord. Only those who are able to hear the voice of the Lord will respond to baptism, and they are few. The ultimate value of investing the time to study of the words of Christ, is your ability to …recognize the voice of the savior, when he gathers His sheep. When the Lord sets His hand to gather His people into Zion, baptism is the indicator that you know His word, have heard His voice, and are His sheep. It is referred to as “the gate,” that leads to the doctrine of election (Elijah), producing the Holy Ghost (the baptism of fire).

2 Nephi 31:17

“17. Wherefore, do the things which I have told you I have seen that your Lord and your Redeemer should do; for, for this cause have they been shown unto me, that ye might know the gate by which ye should enter. For the gate by which ye should enter is repentance and baptism by water; and then cometh a remission of your sins by fire and by the Holy Ghost.

Baptism is the gate, …that “ought” to lead you through the path, …which should then terminate in the presence of Christ (the way). However, the LDS church has conflated (or clumped into one group) all three portions, calling them all BAPTISM. In their ignorance they teach that baptism is “the gate, the path, AND the way.” When it is really referring to Elias (the gate)/ Elijah (the path)/ and Messiah (the way). If you’re convinced that the LDS baptism is the only true baptism, and that they have an acceptable temple, then why is the presence of Christ in the flesh, for all His Saints, such an offense TO THEM? That is the covenant made by Christ, that if ye entered in by the way ye should receive. They are wrong concerning this doctrine, and will not repent to get it right because repentance threatens their power and control. But you don’t have to get it wrong too. Consider what Nephi teaches, and see if you can discern each of the three portions, leading to salvation in the presence of Christ.

2 Nephi 31:19-21

“19. And now, my beloved brethren, after ye have gotten into this strait and narrow path, I would ask if all is done? Behold, I say unto you, Nay; for ye have not come thus far save it were by the word of Christ with unshaken faith in him, relying wholly upon the merits of him who is mighty to save. [The words of Christ produced unshaken faith in Christ, the only one who is mighty to save, and has atoned. “In Christ” is the only place anyone ought to place their faith; not a prophet, not a stake president, not a bishop, or any officer of the church.]

20. Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life.

21. And now, behold, my beloved brethren, this is the way; [this is subtle because the verse separates the connection between eternal life and “the way,” but don’t miss it, it is the same. And Christ’s presence is: entering in by the way!] and there is none other way nor name given under heaven whereby man can be saved in the kingdom of God. And now, behold, this is the doctrine of Christ, and ‘the only and true doctrine’ of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, which is one God, without end. Amen.”

Without entering the gate through the proper baptism, …the path and the way are unattainable. It is required of each person to judge the matter for themselves. It doesn’t matter who you claim to follow or believe. Some of you have incorrectly thought that I want you to believe and follow me, or take my word for it. When the truth is, all you must do is HEAR HIS VOICE! The only message I offer is to familiarize yourselves with the words of Christ, so that you might hear His voice. If you would be familiar with scripture, you will hear the voice of truth in my words, which is His voice to you, and you would act on your faith by being baptized.

Conclusion: It is not my or any man’s responsibility to “get you baptized.” I am only required to speak the truth, by using the words of Christ. If you can hear His voice in my words, it is not credit to me. It’s credit to you, because you are His elect. And that must be proven through your actions.

If you prefer to give your trust to someone else, who is not only less familiar to you than I, and knows little of the words of Christ, who dismisses the necessity to know the Lord personally, in exchange for filling your ward/stake callings, that is surely your prerogative. Your leaders require your obedience to man, and offer little knowledge that saves. Owning a temple is not the same as understanding what is being conveyed within it. You have to attend often, pay attention, and receive revelation, to obtain it’s contents. Likewise, owning scriptures is not the same as understanding them. You must study them deeply, and receive revelation from the oracles of heaven to put them to proper use, as a Liahona, to guide you to a far greater land of promise (Alma 37:45). We should never let our ignorance make our decisions just because we fear the sacrifice it will require of us- being cast-out.

I have attended the temple so often that it cannot be taken from me, as I have memorized it’s contents. I have studied and continue to study the words of Christ, so that ignorance will not make my choice, and so that I am able to discern the voice of the Lord. I suggest that you too should follow the counsel given in the temple, to seek further light and knowledge from messengers from our Father. That requires an expectation for angels. But even angelic messengers require preparation in the words of Christ.

2 Nephi 32:3

“3. Angels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost; wherefore, they speak the words of Christ. Wherefore, I said unto you, feast upon the words of Christ; for behold, the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do.”

I have sought to present the words of Christ to you for over ten years now. It is now going on five years that I have been writing this blog, presenting the words of Christ. Many times I have found good reception, when discussing the words of Christ. But often times, I have had rejection. Your preparation is prerequisite to correctly discerning the voice of the Lord, and cannot be avoided, skipped, or delegated. So do the damn work!

An angel is a Greek word, meaning “messenger.” I deliver this message as one who was sent to YOU my family, and to no one else. I have spoken by the power of the Holy Ghost, always using the words of Christ. I am now resorting to boldness, as our time is shortening. While you are not required to respond to me, you ARE required to respond to Christ. Since the death of Joseph and Hyrum, the heavens are once again open for business. Christ’s voice has returned to gather His sheep one more time. The gathering is NOW. If you are His sheep, then hearken (hear and know) the message from a servant. Your blood will be on your own garments, NOT mine. You have sufficient knowledge to know better, and cannot be considered innocent in your ignorance. I offer again an invitation to be baptized.

Being baptized doesn’t require that you resign your position as a Mormon. But it does indicate that you hear the voice of the Lord. It doesn’t necessitate that you stop attending church, going to the temple, or filling your calling. I did all of that up until the day I was kicked out for following the voice of the Lord. No one need fight, or oppose, or contend with anyone else. Exercise your faith by recognizing the voice of the Lord.

I beg and petition you to seek the Lord’s grace, that your eyes might be opened, so that you might be prepared to receive baptism NOW. The dead, who remain on the earth envy your opportunity to repent and be baptized NOW. Doing so makes available your return into the presence of Christ, while in the flesh. The Lord left Adam and Eve in the garden and allowed them to choose, even to choose disobedience. You too are as they were, and will not be regulated by the Lord to make the right choice. He desires your return. He will not force. You must exercise your agency and choose which master you know and serve. KNOW YE THE LORD!