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VOLUME III                                AUGUST 2003

 

The Thread Connecting Heaven to Earth

    The Lord has made it clear there must be a righteous people serving him. If everyone realized how important it is to have an Earth, and to have a chance to have a body to live on the earth, they would not consider interfering with the efforts of the righteous to preserve it. Satanís plan is to lead the earthís inhabitants to damnation and eventual destruction and the earth along with it. There is no scripture or prophet that has guaranteed any people that they would always be righteous and never be destroyed. Should the occasion arise where righteousness becomes extinct on earth there is no guarantee the earth would be preserved at that point.

    We look for that great man named John, who must seal the true followers of Christ. The Lordís servant John is sent to visit a young man, that same John of the Bible who now possesses wisdom incomprehensible to mortal men. Because this great man has far superior knowledge to that of worldly men, his communications seem to be mostly in parables, with deep meaning. For he is of the knowledge of heaven which far exceeds that of a world whose understanding has been shaped and influenced by the works of the devil.

    John spends a great deal of time instructing the young man, and showing him the effects of the works and true influence of Satan upon the world. The young man will be brought into the depths of humility during this time, and realizes there will be no worldly reward, for the works of the Lord seem strange to the wicked and the ignorant and will receive no praise. For a true servant of the Lord must be willing to endure the worst kind of evil directed at him, and few are strong enough to pay the price of persecution. And the young man will be prepared to be severely tested in his love for the Lord, and exercised in his strength in both mind and spirit. After a long period of strange and severe tests, and instruction which is strenuous and grievous for the young man to endure, John commands the young man to put out what he had received. He constructs an altar for the young man to pray and the young servant is instructed make a covenant that he would live honorably.

    The young man possesses great natural intelligence, yet due to his roots in poverty and a humble background, is not well versed in the arts of speaking and writing in the eloquent words and manner one would expect of an educated worldly statesman, for his formal education is limited to mostly grammar school. He is of simple words but unshakable faith in his Savior, and so he pays a visit to those who profess to be saints and leaders of Godís Holy church, and tells them what he had experienced, that he has seen the Savior, and been instructed by John the Revelator, and has been shown and experienced many things of God that cannot be explained, as well as the works and influence of the devil upon the church, the government and our world. He does so with a sincere and peaceful intent and hope that they will heed to the warnings and become aware of the evil in their midst.

    The message the young servant brings to those professing to be saints of Godís Holy Church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, is not flattering to them; on the contrary, it exposes many corruptions in their midst among church and government. So they are stirred up to hatred for the Lordís young servant. And as John has shown him, the influence of the devil has made these men who profess to be the Saints in Godís Holy Church like the Jews of old, and so they seek to destroy this young servant of the Lord.

    Being members of what people consider to be a civilized society in which the constitutional law of the land is supposed to protect and defend the rights of individuals, they use a corrupt court and the false physician practices of the day to seize and subdue him. Having deprived him of his constitutional rights, they cause many physical injuries and inflict other gross injustices and unspeakable suffering and indignities upon him, and persecutions upon the servantís family, and other violations of his constitutional rights, which will continually cry unto the Lord for justice for up to fifty years hence. It is truly written in the Doctrine and Covenants, Section 123, verse10, "Which dark and blackening deeds are enough to make hell itself shudder, and to stand aghast and pale, and the hands of the very devil to tremble with palsy."

    Through the infinite healing powers of the Lordís mercy, the young servant does not succumb and perish from his injuries, as others would. Still strong in the spirit of God, he survives the attempts to destroy his life and reputation, but now with broken and aged body, having retained the effects of these injustices upon his person, character and health. Through the mercy of the Lord, he finds comfort in the truth of the Lord, and the evil works of slander and injustice they perpetuate against the Lordís servant will form an undeniable record of the evil designs and works of Satanís followers and disciples, for which true reparations and retribution for these wrongdoings can and will be only made by God himself. Judgement is nigh, and soon the fear of God will strike the hearts of the unrepentant.

    In Satanís plan, many have handed down their secret plans and signs down to their children from generation to generation, and thus have his works flourished and grown throughout earthís history and have become a tremendous and cunning force among the works of mankind. And when that John of the Bible, says to the young servant "what chance do you really have?", he means a such truly righteous man serving God has very little chance to have a prosperous life among these great works of evil. Yet, as John completes his record of what transpires among this people, great will be the record of that servant who has given all glory of his lifeís efforts to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The servant is left only with his faith in the Savior and the day his Lord will come and heal him.

    The Lord speaks to his young servant:

    "Come and go with me ..., I am not coming back for you again."

    The young servant follows the command of the Lord and journeys without hesitation. Having been led to the desert, the Lordís young servant receives a communication: "You have been chosen." Three different pinches on his shoulders indicate three separate agreements to his having been chosen. And God calls this young man into the desert, among the prayers of the Lamanites, for the power has been in need of strength. The young man feels a spiritual power from the Lamanites helping, represented by a good smell occasionally to strengthen him. On a cold desert night, the Lordís young servant would be stranded without the protection and warmth provided by the Lord.

    The Lord speaks to the young servant, "Some people donít belong on this earth..."

    The young man feels the Saviorís tears dropping on his face, The Savior sees that the young servant was suffering and knows what he would suffer later. The Savior had given much, and now it is up to the servant to give back. All of the sacrifices of the servants of God were necessary in continuing the earthís existence. If the Lordís servants are not successful in their calling, the earth would lose its place to another world in competition to this world, and go slowly down into darkness and eventual dissolution. At times, although they may not realize it, everyone works to preserve the world.

    For as the sun gives the earth nourishment, it must have something back, and the Sunís rays must have power - that power which is the power of God. And only through spiritual laws may the sun through Godís power gain harvest. And Godís power is connected to the earth, but only through the sufferings of the righteous and their works in His name, with an eye single to His glory alone. For throughout history the Lord has used His servants to bring His great works to fruition, and has built upon that accumulating power of all the deeds and sacrifices of all of the Lordís Saints and martyrs. And so do the works of Satan need to harvest power by having the righteous to persecute, for there must be a righteous people on the earth for the wicked to be tested by, for Satan seals up those that are his when they knowingly sin against that which is good.

    The thread connecting the righteous to heaven, is a thread so thin in width, but soon to become as fine as a thread of silk. For the righteous are scarce, and someone must be in existence to test the scoffers, so that all may be left with no excuse when the Lord comes.

    And the servant learns and experiences much in the works of the Lord and the processes of creation, most of which is difficult to endure and requires tremendous mental strength from the Lordís young servant. And the works of the Savior must have opposition from the devil, and manís free agency must be tested. The sins of the world had passed through the Savior. He suffered taking on the sins of the world and throwing them off or the world would have been blighted.

    You must be tested to be chosen. The Lord prepares His servant, and allows the sun its harvest. On a cold October night after having journeyed far away from mortal men, is a man in the wilderness. He who has prayed for Godís work. He learns and experiences much about the importance and sacrifices of the righteous. For where much is given, much is expected. This young man must prevail in the struggle, with competition from another somewhere. For the Saviorís works must have opposition from the Devil in all things and in creation. That which enters on the right side must exit on the left. The servant endures the process, for he loves the Savior with all of his might, mind and spirit. A directive is given to the young servant:

    "He who loves their loved ones most, is the one who will prevail in the struggle."

The Lordís strength comes from the righteous,

Holy Man, a righteous man, where can one be found?

Be still young man, your mind must be strong,

for it is you who must outlast the other.

In this time of the sunís harvest

Our earth needs Heavenís power,

But first, the energy must be sent to the sun,

And until you finish you cannot rest.

There is a great work still yet to be done,

The Lord our Saviorís presence above your head directing,

Walk to the sun, blow into the sun.

    The young man says a prayer, one with a list of names that he has prayed over and over for weeks. His prayer includes the Indian Lamanites, the Jews, and all the house of Israel. Exhausted and yearning for rest, the young man hears the Lordís voice, a manís voice, sounding natural, "Now do you want to say your prayers?" The young man kneels and prays his same prayer again, and this time he feels his voice carried and recorded with heaven.

    The man must soon return to that world full of scoffers, of dishonesty and treachery, and fear. A place where her honorable men seek his destruction. See the shooting star, follow that star, change your course to follow its direction, and return to that world!

    And this man has the spirit of discernment, a witness unto this generation. A testator who must live in a world full of scoffers, in a world with many scoffers and scorners and much hatred, and hatred of the truth, a world with all manner of dishonesty and treachery, and fear. Our inhabitants have been corrupted, misled by the devil and in possession of only partial truths, for they have eaten up all of their beauty, and the voice of the truly righteous is no longer represented; it has truly been written, "all tables are full of vomit."

    Could there be one man who lives, who has kept his integrity in the face of the evil and the scorners, amidst their hatred and scorn and persecution, and all manner of cunning, evil and hypocrisy? The sheep have yearned for truth, but are fed only stones by their leaders, and their jealous ministers lead them only to confusion.

    Should such a man be identified; all of the people think a man of such great worth, for his enemies would be no match. For he could easily smite them low, and he would be recognized instantly as having great powers, but none of them understand the principles of righteousness, for the world must be given the opportunity to test their free agency.

    For as when the Savior was born humbly as a natural man, the scoffers were also tested and proven. He was not to test the wicked by great powers, but by speaking to them truth. For in truth is the greatest power, the essence of God. And thus there is no search for a man of great worth, one not exuding tremendous powers, but existing as a natural man. For in this time, the time "like the days of Noah", in defense of truth, there is nary a sound.

    When the Savior came, the scoffers tempted him, doubting that He was the Lord. He suffered what no man can suffer, even unto his death for the sins of mankind. When the Lord returns again, it will be a dreadful day for the unprepared and the wicked. All who have become members of the Mormon Faith have accepted a great responsibility in their calling as "Saints." They have agreed to bear the vessel of the Lord, not to seek after worldly praise for worldly and vain accomplishments, but to bring the message of the light of the Gospel no matter what the cost of self-sacrifice and persecution. They have agreed to live as in the saying of the Apostle Paul: "All that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution." To be willing to risk everything to speak the knowledge of the Lord to the world, and to not trust in the weak flesh of mortal religious leaders, but to live a life of seeking and following the Holy Spirit and standing for truth above all else.

    Our time has been foretold to be "as in the Days of Noah":

"Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

36 ∂ But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

42 ∂ Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.

    So it is with many who call themselves Christians and even Latter Day Saints. When presented with the truth in gospel and the opportunity to serve God, many become as the Jews of old. They do not hesitate to slander and persecute and destroy those who would choose the path of righteousness. In an address of the prophet Joseph Smith to the Relief Society he "read the 14th chapter of Ezekiel -said the Lord had declared by the Prophet, that the people should each stand for himself -that righteous persons could only deliver their own souls- applied it to the present state of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints- said if the people departed from the Lord, they must fall - that they were depending on the prophet, hence were darkened in their minds, in consequence of neglecting the duties devolving upon themselves, envious towards the innocent, while they afflict the virtuous with their shafts of envy."(Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 237)

    Ezra 3:61-62 is referred to in the Doctrine and Covenants section 85 in referring as to how certain events will take place, such as those who have apostatized and will be publicly put out of the high priesthood. As Heber C. Kimball predicted in the great test shown to him, "only those that know for themselves that Jesus is the Christ will be able to stand." Few people have retained the means to discern what truth is, because they don't realize what it means to have this testimony; if this were not the case then large numbers of Mormons would be quick to embrace the words of Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon and exhort the Indians to learn of the Book of Mormon.

    When the vineyard (Mormon Church) was corrupted in the parable, it was the grafting in of the natural branches that helped save the vineyard. It is foretold that the Lamanites must be grafted in to help save the church, and it has always been a duty of the LDS to put forth an effort to make this come to fruition. A common question has been asked about who will be gathered, and some indications are it may be not many; early church leaders have had visions about large numbers of Lamanites building the New Jerusalem, with very few Gentiles assisting them.

"...be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:

Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers,..." (Peter 3:3)

Holy man, a HOLY MAN, WHERE CAN ONE BE FOUND?

Where is that man who can give us truth and light, Is there such a man?

One who can impart wisdom that may be of use to us for our guidance,

One who can keep us from the darkness of ignorance,

For the hope of all is that during this pending time of torment and tribulation

Satan will not have staked his claim upon their souls, for soon there will be darkness,

and at that time blessed will those be who have staked a claim in the works of God.

 

Wisdom from the Apocrypha, Chapter 5(excerpts):

 

1. Then shall the RIGHTEOUS MAN STAND IN GREAT BOLDNESS before the face of such as have afflicted him, and made no account of his labours.

2. When they see it, they shall be troubled with terrible fear, and shall be amazed at the strangeness of his salvation, so far beyond all that they looked for.

3. And they repenting and groaning for anguish of spirit shall say within themselves, this was he, whom we had sometimes in derision, and a proverb of reproach.

4. We fools accounted his life madness, and his end to be without honor.

5. How is HE numbered among the children of God, and his lot is among the saints!

6. Therefore have we erred from the way of truth, and the light of righteousness hath not shined unto us, and the sun of righteousness rose not upon us.

7. We wearied ourselves in the way of wickedness and destruction; yea, we have gone through deserts, where there lay no way, but as for the way of the Lord, we have not known it.

8. What hath pride profited us? Or what good hath riches with our vaunting brought us?

15.But the righteous live for evermore; their reward also is with the Lord, and the care of them is with the MOST HIGH.

"O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD" (Old Testament | Isaiah 2:5)

The Indian children must be sought out and taught the Gospel of Jesus, for His coming is near:

The pride of the American continents,

The Lord has foreordained you to be this great people,

The hope and strength of The House of Israel,

A nation called to be at this time and place in history,

The work is great and wondrous, it is truly foretold,

And it can be no other people who will accomplish it,

The Lord has placed a righteous yearning among you,

This people upon whom this work hinges,

And these Indian people are called to prayer,

The Lord is calling to these True and Noble inheritors as with the Jew,

Now is the time, time nor tide wait for no man,

Learn the righteous principles, the true points of the Lordís Doctrine,

God speaks to His Indian children, it is truly prophesied,

His Indian children will be brought close to their Heavenly Father.

So that the Indian sons may be placed at the head of this righteous work.