Prophecy: Key to The Future by Duane S Crowther. Summary by Nate Richardson

Prophecy: Key to The Future by Duane S Crowther

Summary by Nate Richardson

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-In this document, 4 items are presented in the following order:

  1. Full Table of Contents of the Text by Crowther (begins at pg. 1)
  2. Full Chronological Index of Events by Crowther (begins at pg. 4)
  3. Crowther’ s Full Summary of the Text (begins at pg. 14)
  4. Nate Richardson’s Summary of the Text (this is the most extensive; it’s focused on LDS prophet quotes here cited, chapter by chapter) (begins at pg. 25)

-The way this document is sorted is short overall summaries, followed by a more in depth summary where each statement is backed by the name of the prophet who said it. Many students will enjoy the latter-half of this document than the first for that reason, hearing who said what in all of this. The student who wants the exact source for each statement can see the text document of this summary, wherein I put the page number from Crowther’s book where each quote is found. It would take me too long to type each source in here. Refer to these page numbers to take you to them in the text of Crowther.

-*This book is the best I’ve seen on the subject of future events, what leads the Millennium, etc.

-For a list of other helpful resources on the subject including links to other articles I’ve compiled on the subject, see document “Millennium Study Resources” at this link: https://richardsonstudies.wordpress.com/category/millennium-study-resources/.

-The author wrote a companion volume to go with this book presenting more prophets’ words in his book “Inspired Prophetic Warnings: Volume 2 to Prophecy Key to the Future: Book of Mormon and Modern Prophecies about America’s Future”.

-The author’s website is http://www.duanescrowther.com.

-May you enjoy reading of the blessings to be heaped upon you in the near future!

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS by Crowther:

 

Ch1 War to be poured out on all nations

-the beginning of war in the last days

-slaves are to rise up against their masters

-the purpose of the wars is to prepare for the preaching of the gospel

-two periods of war: preparatory wars and wars of complete destruction

-United States warned of conflict during period of preparatory wars

– Third World War

 

Ch2 Missionary Work Among the Gentiles

-the gospel must be taught to every nation

-4 periods of missionary labor

-who are the Gentiles?

-what are the “Times of the Gentiles?”

-what is the Fullness of the Gentiles?

-Conditional promises made to the Gentiles in The Americas

-most of the Gentiles will reject the Gospel

-The fulfilling of The Times of the Gentiles: The gospel will be taken instead to The House of Israel

-signs of the approaching fulfillment of the Times of the Gentiles

-the fulfilling of the times of the Gentiles is an important chronological event

 

Ch3 God will pour out his judgments

-great calamities are to come after the Gospel is taken from the Gentiles

-the Lord’s desolating scourge

-famine, drought and pollution

-an earthquake in America

-Jackson County to be swept clean

-will the Saints escape the judgments?

 

Ch4 Internal Wars and the collapse of the United States Government

-future war and strife within the United States

-the government of the United States will completely collapse

-war will spread from America to other lands

-a remnant of Jacob to tread down the Gentiles

-the gathering of the Saints to the mountains

-the righteous Gentiles will also gather to the mountains

-the Saints will eventually be cut off from the rest of the land

-the influx of people will bring danger of famine in the west

 

Ch. 5 The establishment of the Kingdom of God (a political organization, not the Church)

-when the United States government fails, the Saints will uphold the Constitution

-the foundation for The Kingdom of God was laid through revelation to Joseph Smith

-the future policy of The Kingdom of God

-The Kingdom of God will eventually gain world-wide dominion

 

Ch. 6 Establishment of the New Jerusalem

-a leader like unto Moses is to be chosen

-the eastward journey of the Saints while strife continues in the United States

-many Saints will remain in the west

-establishing the New Jerusalem under the Law of Consecration

-an inspired plan for the city and for the temple

-who will build the New Jerusalem

-life within the New Jerusalem

 

Ch7 Four important events in America

-the conversion of the Lamanites

-the Lord shall come to His Temple in Zion

-coming of the Ten Tribes

-calling of the 144,000

 

Ch8 The gathering of the House of Israel to Palestine

-time of the gathering of the Jews

-the present – A period of preparatory gathering

-times of the conversion of the Jews

 

Ch9 Plagues and the Book of Revelation

-chronological importance of the choosing of the 144,000 High Priests

-the beginning of the 7th thousand-year period

-trumps and plagues are literal

-the plagues

-comparison with other series of seven angels in the book of Revelation

-comparison with angels with trumpets in the D&C

 

Ch10 Universal Conflict and the Fall of Christian Nations

-world-wide conflict

– 4th world war

-the Christian nations will fall

 

Ch11 Christ’s appearance in the Council at Adam-ondi-Ahman

-Adam is the Ancient of Days

-location and description of the council at Adam-ondi-Ahman

-Christ’s appearance and acceptance of dominion

 

Ch12 Growth and Development in Zion and Palestine after the era of universal conflict

-growth of Zion in America

-David, The Prince

-removal of the Ten Tribes from Zion to Palestine

-distribution of the land among the Tribes

-construction of the temple in Jerusalem and the restoration of sacrificial worship

-prophecies concerning Israel’s political affairs

 

Ch13 The battle of Armageddon and Christ’s appearance on the Mount of Olives

-nations will attack Palestine

-location of the battlefield

-the battle

-Christ’s coming

-the earthquake

-conclusion of the battle

-the conversion of the Jews and Christ’s coming to the Jerusalem temple

-interval between the coming of Christ to Palestine and Christ’s coming in glory

-missionary work in the interval between the battle of Armageddon and Christ’s coming in glory

 

Ch14 Christ’s Coming in glory

-trumps introduce Christ’s coming

-Saints also ascend

-description of the Lord at his coming

-every eye shall witness his advent

-changes in the configuration of the earth

-the earth will be cleansed by fire

-the marriage of the lamb

 

Ch15 the Millennium

-extended life and resurrection

-a period of peace and righteousness

-home life and sociality as the Lord dwells among men

-government of The Saints

-spirit to be poured out

-many churches during the Millennium

-missionary work

-temple work

-Saints will be prepared for exaltation

 

Ch16 Events at the end of the earth

-the battle of Gog and Magog

-consideration of chronological sequence of final events

-second resurrection

-final judgment

-Christ and the Saints to be crowned and exalted

-dissolution and re-establishment of the earth

 

Ch17 The Earth’s final state

-descent of New and Old Jerusalem

-meaning of living in the presence of God

-life on the Celestial earth

 

Appendix 1: The US Constitution will hang by a thread

Appendix 2: Analysis of the White Horse prophecy

Appendix 3: notes on Jackson County and the plot of the city of Zion

 

 

INDEX II: CHRONOLOGICAL INDEX OF EVENTS Summarizing Quotations of prophets in the text: by Crowther:

(summarizes quotes of the prophets upon which the chronology of this study is based)

 

Times of the Gentiles:

-The fullness of the gospel shall break forth when the times of the Gentiles is come in

 

Fullness of the Gentiles:

-the fullness of the Gentiles was soon to come in 1823

 

World wars began in the last days:

-When England calls on other nations for assistance, war shall be poured out upon all nations

 

Preparatory wars cause governments to be formed which will accept the missionaries:

-God shall soon cast down thrones and form other governments more favorable to religious liberty and the missionaries of this Church will visit those nations

-the Elders of the Church will traverse all the nations of Europe after the despotic governments are torn down.

-God will bring his gospel unto those who are of the House of Israel

-the missionaries are to preach in Russia during the coming century after communism is overruled

-Christ contrasts the two periods of wars

-Nephi, while expounding Isaiah’s prophecies, contrasts the two periods of wars.

 

Mission to the Gentile Nations (1st period of missionary labor):

-after they have been fully warned by God’s servants, the Spirit of God will withdraw from the Gentile nations

-the missionaries will preach in Russia during the coming century after communism is overruled

-the gospel is to be preached unto all nations and then comes the destruction of the wicked

-God will send the gospel to every Gentile nation before he will permit his servants to go to the scattered remnants of Israel

-the last warning will be taken first to the Gentiles and then to the House of Israel after the Gentile nations reject the Gospel

 

Slaves to rise up against their masters:

-the slaves will rise up at a time many days after Great Britain calls on other nations for assistance (WW1)

-the slaves will rise in a time when their masters shall be marshaled and disciplined for war.

 

Third World War:

-the war will begin after the US has spent its strength and means warring in foreign lands

-God will send Russia down to defeat never to rise again, and will bring about a speedy victory for America and her allies

-the missionaries will preach in Russia during the coming century after communism is overruled

-God is moving in Russia to break up the older order of things- preparing the way for the blood of Israel in that land

 

Saints to remain in foreign lands and suffer persecution during the preparatory wars:

-multitudes will gather to fight against the Saints

-the unconverted in Europe, Asia, and Africa will fight against the Saints

-while the Saints and the descendants of Joseph are scattered among all the nations and kingdoms of the Gentiles, the multitudes will gather against them to battle.

-the Gentiles will stop fighting against the Saints in their midst when the Spirit of God withdraws from the Gentile nations (they will then go war against each other)

-during the preparatory wars nations will fight against Israel and persecute the Church

-the Church is to be established in Russia and multitudes will fight against it there

-after the Gentile nations have accounted themselves unworthy and have persecuted the Saints and closed their meeting houses, the Lord will say, “It is enough.”

-persecution will test the Saints after Salt Lake City has become wicked and the Saints have come into financial bondage through speculation. Darkness will cover the minds of the people.

-The Saints are to be tried and tested before Jackson county is swept clean.

-The “Horn” made war with the Saints and overcame them, until the Ancient of Days came.

 

Fulfilling of the times of the Gentiles:

-if the Gentiles are filled with wickedness God will bring his Gospel from among them.

-The times of the Gentiles shall be fulfilled in the generation when they don’t receive the Gospel.

-the last warning will be taken first to the Gentiles and then to the House of Israel after the Gentile nations reject the Gospel.

-The Lord will tell his servants among the Gentile nations to come out of them for their times are fulfilled

-when the Gentile nations reject the Gospel the missionaries will go to the scattered remnants of the House of Israel. Then shall Jerusalem be rebuilt and the temple reared.

-the Jews will remain scattered until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

-persecution will test the Saints after Salt Lake City has become wicked and the Saints have come into financial bondage through speculation. Darkness will cover the minds of the people.

-the fulfilling of the times of the Gentiles ends the period of preparatory wars and begins the period of wars of complete destruction

-the arm of the Lord shall be revealed in power in the day the word of the Lord is taken from the Gentiles and turns to the Jews.

-when the Gospel is sealed among the Gentiles, and it turns to the House of Israel the judgments of God will back up the testimony of the elders of this Church.

-the remnant of Israel will remain scattered until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

-when the Gentiles are drunken with iniquity and abominations they shall be visited with earthquake, storm, and fire.

-when the Lord tells the missionaries to come home he will preach a sermon of great destruction.

-when the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled there will be an uprooting of their governments and institutions.

-when we have laid the foundation for Zion and built the temple there we must be sent forth as missionaries to the Lamanites – not to the Gentiles for their times will be fulfilled.

-when the Gentiles are drunken with iniquity and abominations they shall be visited with earthquake, storm, and fire

-when the Lord tells the missionaries to come home he will preach a sermon of great destruction.

-when the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled there will be an uprooting of their governments and institutions.

 

Saints and friends in foreign lands to gather to America:

-the Saints will not remain among the Gentile nations but will gather to Zion out of every nation

-mine elect shall be gathered from the four quarters of the earth.

-the Lord will tell his servants among the Gentile nations to come out of them for their times are fulfilled.

-There will be a gathering together on the land of Zion when the wrath of God shall be poured out upon the whole earth

-the Gentiles will come here as a flowing stream when their nations crumble to ruin.

-when the Gentiles reject the gospel and the upright withdraw from them, the nations will engage in frightful and bloody warfare.

 

Judgments to be poured out:

-the gospel is to be preached unto all nations and then comes the destruction of the wicked

-the arm of the Lord shall be revealed in power in the day the word of the Lord is taken from the Gentiles and turns to the Jews

-when the gospel is sealed among the Gentiles and it turns to the House of Israel the judgments of God will back up the testimony of the elders of this Church.

-judgments by famine, sword, and pestilence will be poured out in this generation.

-judgments are to be poured out and the missionaries called home before the Saints return to Jackson county

-judgments will sweep the wicked off the land to prepare for the coming of the lost tribes from the north country.

-go among the Gentiles for the last time to seal up the testimony… after your testimony cometh wrath and indignation

-after your testimony comes earthquakes and the sea heaving itself beyond its bounds

-when the Gentiles are drunken with iniquity and abominations they shall be visited with earthquake, storm and fire

-there will be men standing in the generation when the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled that will see an overflowing scourge; for a desolating sickness will cover the land

-there will be a gathering together on the land of Zion when the wrath of God shall be poured out upon the whole earth

-an inland empire for millions will be established in the mountains when the great day of the judgments of God comes upon the earth

– when the Saints return to Jackson county there will be no owners left to occupy the country

-The Rocky Mountains have been designed to hide up the Saints in the last days, until the indignation of the Almighty be over.

 

Wars of complete destruction:

-all nations are to be engaged in deadly war except the Latter-day Kingdom

-the Saints will be gathered to Zion out of every nation

-iniquity shall abound and the love of many shall wax cold

-the wars will be accompanied by famines, pestilences, and earthquakes

-wars will follow the withdrawing of God’s Spirit from the Gentile nations

-Christ contrasts the two periods of wars

-Nephi, while expounding Isaiah’s prophecies, contrasts the two periods of wars

-when the Lord tells the elders to “come home,” nation will rise against nation and states will rise against states in our own land

-when the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled there will be an uprooting of their government and institutions

-when the Gentiles reject the gospel, and the upright withdraw from them, then nations will engage in frightful and bloody warfare

 

Internal wars in the United States:

-when the Lord tells the elders to “come home,” nation will rise against nation and states will rise against states in our own land

-it is not very far in the future till the Lord will lay his hand on this American nation and bring about internal war

-those who will not take up the sword against their neighbors during the internal wars must flee to Zion

-when calamities come upon this nation the wicked will slay the wicked

-a remnant of Jacob will be like a lion among the Gentiles when the cities and strongholds are cut off and God executes fury upon them such as they have not heard

-when the nations shall be convulsed the Saints will stand forth as Saviors and redeem a ruined world in both a religious and political manner.

-when the Lord shall waste away this nation he will command this people to return to Missouri

-when you see this land bound with iron you may look toward Jackson county

-The Saints will return to Jackson county defending themselves on the right and the left as when they came to the west.

-when this nation reaps the whirlwind, when he who will not take up the sword against his brother must flee to Zion, when the judgments will commence at the house of the Lord will have passed away, Utah will be undisturbed and be the most delightful place in all the Union

-we will offer protection there

 

World-wide warfare during the U.S. internal wars:

-when the Lord tells the elders to “come home,” nation will rise against nation and states will rise against states in our own land

-people will be fleeing from state to state during the internal wars. It will mean the complete overthrow of this nation and the nations of Europe.

-peace will be taken from the earth and there will be no peace except in the Rocky Mountains

-when the nations shall be convulsed the Saints will stand forth as Saviors and redeem a ruined world in both a religious and political manner.

-I expect one nation after another to rise against us until they will all be broken in pieces

-when the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled there will be an uprooting of their governments and institutions

 

Saints to gather to the mountains:

-Cache valley will be filled with tens of thousands of Saints during or after the time when New York, Boston, and Albany are destroyed

-those who will not take up the sword against their neighbors during the internal wars must flee to Zion

-peace will be taken from the earth and there will be peace only in the Rocky Mountains. This will cause many to gather there.

-let them who are among the Gentiles flee to Zion

-there will be a gathering together on the land of Zion when the wrath of God shall be poured out upon the whole earth

-the Rocky Mountains have been designed to hide up the Saints in the last days, until the indignation of the Almighty is over.

-an inland empire will be established in the mountains to which millions will gather when the judgment of God come upon the earth

 

Famine during the internal wars:

-the pursuit of farming and agriculture will be neglected and people will think themselves will off if they can flee from city to city

-you will be so numerous that you will be in danger of famine when many come to escape the calamities

 

Political Kingdom of God to be established:

-when internal wars come we shall be obliged to have a government to preserve ourselves in unity and peace.

-when the people shall have torn to shreds the Constitution of the U.S. the elders will be found holding it up to the nations of the earth

-the first principles must be preached to all nations before there can be a kingdom of God

-when the nations shall be convulsed the Saints will stand forth as Saviors and redeem a ruined world in both a religious and political manner

 

Law of consecration to be established:

-Zion cannot be built up unless it is by the principles of the law of the celestial kingdom

-there will be an approximation of the United Order here in the mountains

-let these laws be fulfilled after the redemption of Zion

-the Saints will not be permitted to enter until their hearts are prepared to honor the law.

 

New Jerusalem to be established in Western Missouri:

-Judgments are to be poured out and the missionaries called home before the Saints return to Jackson county.

-Zion is to be redeemed after the gospel is taken from the Gentiles and God brings it to the House of Israel

-Jackson county will be purged and the evil doer cut off to prepare for the return of the Saints

-when the Saints return to Jackson county they won’t find so much as a yellow dog.

-God will visit Jackson county in judgment and there will be no owners left to occupy the country.

-the Saints are to be tried before Jackson county is sweep clean

-when the Saints return to Jackson county three will be no owners left to occupy the country

-first, a Lamanite remnant will be converted; second, the city will be built; third, the Lamanites will be gathered in; and then the Lord will be in their midst

 

Conversion of the Lamanites:

-the door for the establishing of the Gospel among the Lamanites will be opened in the Rocky Mountains

-the remnants of Joseph will come into the covenant in the days of the New Jerusalem

-after Zion is redeemed and the New Jerusalem temple has been built, then we are to assist the Lamanites to gather in, and then Christ will come and his powers will be in your midst

-when we have laid the foundations for Zion and built the temple there we must be sent forth as missionaries – not to the Gentiles, for their times will be fulfilled. We must gather in the Lamanites; and then the Lord will be in their midst

 

Ten tribes to come from the North:

-the ten tribes are to come after the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled and while the Jews are gathering to Jerusalem.

-Judgments will sweep the wicked off the land to prepare for the coming of the lost tries from the north country

-the ten tribes and the scattered remnants of Israel will look to the political kingdom of God

-after the Church has been sanctified and the glory of the Lord has rested upon them the ten tribes will be revealed in the North

 

Christ’s coming to the temple in the New Jerusalem:

-he will come after Joseph Smith is resurrected and long before he will destroy the wicked from off the face of the earth

-after Zion is redeemed and the New Jerusalem temple has been built, then we are to assist the Lamanites to gather in, and then Christ will come and his powers will be in your midst. He won’t come before the temple is constructed.

-after the New Jerusalem has been built and the Lamanites gathered the Lord will be in their midst

-we will see the Savior in the flesh in the temple but not till after the temple is built

-after the building of the New Jerusalem has begun then the world will commence among the tribes which have been lost

-the ten tribes will help build the New Jerusalem

-the priesthood will see the Lord in the New Jerusalem temple before he comes in his glory

 

Calling of the 144,000:

-12,000 from each of the tribes are to be sealed

-12,000 are to be selected from each of the ten tribes after they have been crowned with glory in the midst of Zion. This will probably be in the morning of the 7th thousand years.

-a series of plagues will come upon the earth following the choosing of the 144,000 and before the Battle of Armageddon

-the ten tribes will linger in Zion for a good while and during that time there will be 12,000 chosen from each tribe

 

Removal of the ten tribes from Zion to Palestine:

-the ten tribes will linger in Zion for a good while and during that time there will be 12,000 chosen from each tribe

-the 12 tribes are to return to Palestine and rebuild the city and temple preparatory to the coming of the Lord

-there won’t be 2 nations divided but one nation, and David will be their king and the sanctuary will be set in the midst of them.

-John’s prophecy that Israel would be gathered between the 6th plague and the Battle of Armageddon

 

Trumpets and plagues of the Book of Revelation (Ch. 8-11 thereof)

-the events in Revelation nine are to be accomplished after the opening of the 7th seal but before the coming of Christ

-a series of plagues will come upon the earth following the choosing of the 144,000 and before the Battle of Armageddon.

 

Universal conflict:

-there will be one general revolution throughout the earth, the Jews fleeing to their own country.

-when the missionaries are called home there will be a desolating war that will lay the European nations in waste.

-there will be no nation of Gentiles that will not be engaged in deadly war, except the Latter-day Kingdom. When that day comes, the Jews will flee to Jerusalem.

-the 4th beast (Europe) will be slain and given to the burning flame. The lives of the rest of the beasts will be prolonged.

-after God has visited and overthrown the nations he will gather out the tribes of Israel and return them to their own land

-the length of time involved shows that this war is separate from the battle of Armageddon

 

Council at Adam-ondi-Ahman:

-I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit.

-the council will be before Jesus comes in his glory

-wars, fires, pestilence and earthquakes will continue until the Ancient of days comes, then judgment will be given to the Saints

 

Gathering to the New Jerusalem after the universal conflict:

-many people will say, “Come, let us be subject to her laws.” That will be after the Lord has broken up the nations and wasted them away

-many cities will be left vacant when their inhabitants are swept off. Their houses will remain until Zion shall enlarge the place of her tents.

 

Mission to the House of Israel (2nd period of missionary labor):

-God will send the gospel to every Gentile nation before he will permit his servants to go to the scattered remnants of Israel

-blindness is happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in

-the last warning will be taken first to the Gentiles and then to the House of Israel after the Gentile nations reject the gospel.

-when the Gentile nations reject the gospel the missionaries will go to the scattered remnants of the House of Israel. then shall Jerusalem be rebuilt and the temple reared.

-the last shall be first and the first last.

-the gospel shall go to the Gentiles first then turn unto the Jews.

-the gospel shall be taken from the Gentiles and given to the House of Israel before Zion is redeemed.

-when the Jews shall come to a knowledge of their redeemer they shall be gathered.

-when Christ appears on the Mount of Olives then shall they know that he is the Lord.

 

Gathering of the tribes of Israel to Palestine:

-the subjugation of Japan was to take place before the gathering of the tribes of Israel to Palestine

-the Jews will remain scattered among the nations until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled

-after the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled the tribes will return

-after the Gentiles have received the gospel and have hardened their hearts against the Lord he will remember his covenant with Israel and gather them.

-when the Jews shall come to a knowledge of their redeemer they shall be gathered

-when Christ appears on the Mount of Olives then shall they know that he is the Lord

-there will be one general revolution throughout the earth, the Jews fleeing to their own country.

-there will be no nation of Gentiles that will not be engaged in deadly war except the Latter-day Kingdom. When that day of universal war comes, the Jews will flee to Jerusalem.

-after God has visited and overthrown the nations he will gather out the tribes of Israel and return them to their own land.

-after the Kingdom of God has spread upon the face of the earth and the sun is turned to darkness, then the Devil will gather up millions of people to Armageddon to destroy the Jews after they have gathered.

 

Rule of David the Prince:

-He shall build the temple of the Lord

-He shall call a nation that he does not know (the gathering of Israel)

-He will approach the Lord when he appears in Jerusalem

-He will build the temple which will stand before the battle of Armageddon

-there won’t be two nations divided but one nation, and David will be their king and the sanctuary will be set in the midst of them.

 

Jerusalem temple to be built:

-when the Gentile nations reject the gospel the missionaries will go to the scattered remnants of the House of Israel. Then shall Jerusalem be rebuilt and the temple reared.

-the 144,000 sealed are the priests who should be anointed to administer in the daily sacrifice

-the 12 tribes are to return to Palestine and rebuild the city and temple preparatory to the coming of the Lord.

-Judah must return, Jerusalem and the temple be rebuilt and all this must be done before the Son of Man will make his appearance.

 

Battle of Armageddon:

-a series of plagues will come upon the earth following the choosing of the 144,000 and before the battle of Armageddon.

-in the days of David’s rule shall Judah be saved.

-after the kingdom of God has spread upon the face of the earth and the sun is turned to darkness, then the Devil will gather up millions of people to Armageddon to destroy the Jews after they have gathered.

-the length of time involved shows that this battle is separate from the universal conflict.

-surely in the day when Gog shall attack there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel and the mountains shall be thrown down.

 

Christ’s coming on the Mount of Olives:

-Judah must return, Jerusalem and the temple be rebuilt, and all this must be done before the Son of Man will make his appearance.

-the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision (Armageddon)

-at the crisis of the battle of Armageddon when Jerusalem is being ravished Christ will appear on the Mount of Olives

-the Jews will see Christ’s wounds and then shall they know that he is the Lord

 

Mission to the heathen nations (3rd period of missionary labor):

-after the heathen nations have seen my coming like a whirlwind I will send people to declare my glory unto them

-many people and strong nations shall come to seek the Lord in Jerusalem

 

Final mission to all mankind (4th period of missionary labor):

-after Jerusalem has put on the garments of the priesthood, then shall a cry go forth: go ye out from that which is unclean

 

Christ’s coming in glory:

-Christ’s coming will be at least a generation after the battle of Armageddon for the sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee

-when Christ comes the wicked will not as yet have been destroyed

-when the veil which covers the earth is taken off all flesh shall see me together.

 

Resurrection of the righteous:

-this resurrection will take place in conjunction with Christ’s coming in glory

 

The Millennium:

-the final judgment will take place more than 1,000 years after the council at Adam-ondi-Ahman

-when Christ comes the enmity of man and of all flesh shall cease from before my face

-the angel laid hold on the Devil and bound him 1,000 years

 

Battle of Gog and Magog:

-when the 1,000 years are expired Satan shall be loosed and shall gather the nations of the earth to battle

-the battle of Gog and Magog will be after the millennium

-when Satan is loosed again for a little while, when the thousand years shall be ended, it will be through mankind departing from the principles of God

-when the period called the Millennium has passed away, Satan will again be loosed

-there will be a great division of the people at the end of the 1,000 years.

 

Resurrection of the unjust:

-before the earth shall pass away shall all the dead awake

-Satan’s hosts will attack the beloved city, then the trump will bring forth the sleeping nations, and Christ will appear on his white throne. Then the heaven and earth will flee away.

-before the earth shall pass away Michael shall sound his trump and then all the dead shall awake.

-and these are the rest of the dead, and they live not again until the 1,000 years are ended, neither again, until the end of the earth.

-after men have become immortal they must appear at the judgment seat

 

Final Judgment:

-the final judgment will take place more than a thousand years after the Council at Adam-ondi-Ahman

-Satan’s hosts will attack the beloved city, then the trump will bring forth the sleeping nations, and Christ will appear on his white throne. Then heaven and earth will flee away.

-the wicked are reserved in chains of darkness until the judgment of the great day, which shall come at the end of the earth.

-after men have become immortal they must appear at the judgment seat.

 

Dissolution and resurrection of the earth:

-Satan’s hosts will attack the beloved city, then the trump will bring forth the sleeping nations, and Christ will appear on his white throne. Then the heaven and the earth will flee away.

-when this white throne appears the earth and heaven will flee away

-before the earth shall pass away Michael shall sound his trump and then shall all the dead awake

-and these are the rest of the dead; and they live not again until the 1000 years are ended, neither again, until the end of the earth

-the wicked are reserved in chains of darkness until the judgment of the great day, which shall come at the end of the earth.

-when the earth has become like a sea of glass and has been placed in the cluster of the celestial kingdoms, then the Saints will receive their everlasting inheritances.

-as the earth passes through its final change the old and New Jerusalem will be caught up into heaven. These two cities will descend on the glorified earth.

 

 

Crowther’ s Full Summary of the Text:

Ch1 War to be poured out on all nations

  1. There is a period of preparatory wars, which began with the rebellion of South Carolina in 1861. This period of wars has its purpose the overthrow of despotic governments which prohibit the preaching of the gospel. It is in progress now and will continue for an unknown time until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
  2. the slaves are to rise against their masters. This seems to be in the process of being fulfilled now.
  3. The United States will spend her strength and means warring in foreign lands. Other nations (which appear to be Russia and her allies) will attack her and war will be waged. This war will end with the USA emerging victorious, after help is provided for the US Army in a miraculous fashion by the Elders of the Church. This will be WW3.
  4. The gospel will be carried to Russia and other countries where the word has not yet penetrated.
  5. As more and more of the countries become receptive to the Church’s missionary efforts, converts will be made within them. These converts will be instructed to remain in those countries. There they will be subjected to varying degrees of persecution because of their religious beliefs.
  6. There is to be a period of terrible wars of destruction.
  7. The times of the Gentiles will be fulfilled. The Gentiles, because of their wickedness, will have the missionaries taken from them. The time of fulfillment of the times of the Gentiles is the time when God’s judgments of plagues, famine, pestilence, earthquakes, tidal waves, etc. will begin to sweep the wicked off the earth with greatly increased violence.
  8. The converts and members of the Church living in other countries will be called out and instructed to come to Zion in America when the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
  9. An internal war will rage within the USA which will bring about the collapse of national and state government.
  10. A world war or wars of terrible destruction will be fought which will lay waste the Gentile world. The Saints will, for the most part, escape the impact of this war This war apparently will be WW4.

 

Ch2 Missionary Work Among the Gentiles

  1. The Lord has commanded that the gospel be preached unto every nation. This will be done in 4 periods of proselyting activity:
  2. Mission to the Gentile Nations
  3. Mission to the House of Israel
  4. Mission to the Heathen Nations
  5. Final mission to all makind.

The first of these periods has already begun and the last will be immediately proceeding and during the Millennium.

  1. Five terms were defined in the sense in which they are usually used in prophecies:
  2. Gentiles: The nations which have embraced Christianity.
  3. Heathen Nations: The nations which have not embraced Christianity.
  4. Times of the Gentiles: The period which began with the restoration of the Church in which the Gentile nations are to hear the gospel.
  5. Fullness of the Gentiles: The period during which the Gentile Nations will have a full opportunity to have the gospel preached to them.
  6. Fulfilling of the times of the Gentiles: The ending of the missionary labor to the Gentiles because of their wickedness and refusal to accept the Gospel. When this event takes place, the second missionary period will begin, in which the gospel will be carried to those of the House of Israel.
  7. Certain signs indicate the nearness of the fulfilling of the times of the Gentiles, yet there are many Gentile nations who must still be reached by our missionaries before their times are fulfilled.
  8. The members of the Church have been warned of the wickedness which will penetrate their ranks if they adopt the ways of their non-member neighbors.
  9. The fulfilling of the times of the Gentiles is an important item in the chronology of the future. The teachings and prophecies of the scriptures and of general authorities indicate that the following happenings will definitely come after this event:
  10. Wars of complete destruction will begin.
  11. God’s judgments will be poured out on the world.
  12. Israel will be gathered to Palestine.
  13. The Saints will go back to build up the New Jerusalem.
  14. The Lost Tribes will come down from the North.

 

 

Ch3 God will pour out his judgments

Great calamities and disasters caused by nature are predicted to come upon the earth beginning at the time when the missionaries are called home and the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. It appears that these disasters have already begun but will be sent by God with greatly increased intensity at that time. These judgments can be classed under 3 general headings:

  1. Pestilences.
  2. A desolating sickness is to cover the USA.
  3. It will come rapidly and will cause people to lie by the hundreds and thousands unburied.
  4. The sickness will come mainly upon the wicked, but some of the Saints who are righteous will also suffer and die.
  5. Pestilence will continue to be poured out, from time to time “until the earth is empty.”
  6. Famines.
  7. The Lord has said that a great hailstorm will destroy the crops of the earth. Famines may also be caused by the changing of seasons (which will affect growing periods), and by lack of water.
  8. A serious lack of water already exists in the US. Government specialists predict that by 1970 the problem of water shortage will be of disaster proportions in many areas.
  9. Water pollution is also a serious problem and is increasing in intensity. The purification processes in use today do not remove all dangerous elements from the water supply and some diseases have already been found to have been transported through the culinary water supply.
  10. Earthquakes, floods, tidal waves, storms, etc.
  11. Prophecies say that New York will be destroyed by earthquake, Albany by fire, Boston by tidal wave, and that many other cities on the American continent will be destroyed or left desolate.
  12. Earthquakes are increasing in number and intensity. They are happening frequently in the US. They are far more destructive than atomic bombs.
  13. Although the manner of its destruction has not been revealed, Jackson County, Missouri, the site for the New Jerusalem, is to be swept clean of its inhabitants.

 

The Saints will suffer from these calamities to a degree, but will, in general, escape the worst of these disasters to the extent that they are righteous.

 

Ch4 Internal Wars and the collapse of the United States Government

Latter-day Saint prophets have made many prophecies concerning a series of internal wars which will bring about the collapse of the government and dominion of the US. The wars are to have the following characteristics and results:

  1. The wars will involve family strife. Fathers will be pitted against their sons and mothers will fight against their daughters.
  2. Instead of one general war, there will be many local wars involving neighborhoods, cities, and states.
  3. Instead of battles between armies, the struggles will be between mobs which will roam from one location to another intent on destroying their opposition.
  4. Farming and manufacturing will cease. The farmers will flee before the pillaging mobs. This will, undoubtedly, cause famine and starvation in many areas.
  5. It appears that the Lamanites, or Indians of North, Central, and South America will also rise up and challenge the Gentile people during this period of internal wars.
  6. The struggle in the US will take place after the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled – in the same period as earthquakes, droughts, great storms, and pestilence are being poured out upon that nation and the other nations of the world.
  7. Wars will rage during this period in foreign lands.
  8. The Saints will gather to the tops of the mountains for protection. Those members of the Church who remain in other areas of the country will be persecuted and driven by the mobs.
  9. Righteous non-members will also come to the tops of the mountains for protection.
  10. The Saints and Gentiles in the tops of the mountains will eventually be completely cut off from the rest of the country.
  11. The great increase in population in the West will place the people in danger of famine unless the Saints have sufficient food supplies stored to provide for the newcomers as well as for themselves.
  12. The wars will cause the complete collapse of national and state governments in the United States.

 

Ch. 5 The establishment of the Kingdom of God (a political organization, not the Church)

When law, order, and government collapse in the US, the Church will be compelled to establish a government to preserve peace in the Western US. This government will be known as the “Kingdom of God.” Much has been said about the history, characteristics, and future of this kingdom:

  1. History
  2. The Kingdom of God was first organized by Joseph Smith shortly before his death.
  3. It was to be governed by a “General Counsel” which was also called the “Council of Fifty.”
  4. This organization played an important part in the Westward exodus of the Church, but became a source of antagonism to the non-members in the West and so it was discontinued by the Church.
  5. Characteristics
  6. The Kingdom of God will be led by a Council of Fifty. Some of them might not be Latter-day Saints.
  7. It will uphold the rights of men of all creeds and will be dedicated to rule justly.
  8. The Kingdom will be a theocracy.
  9. It will uphold the principles of the United States Constitution and be somewhat similar in method of operation to the present US Government.
  10. In the Kingdom will be including people of all nations.
  11. Future (3 stages)
  12. The beginning stage: The Saints will be in the West. Here the influence of the Kingdom will be relatively limited and unknown.
  13. The growth stage: During this period many of the Saints will journey from the West to Missouri to establish the New Jerusalem. There the Kingdom of God will rise in power, not by waging war on other nations, but by being a standard of peace and lawfulness while other governments collapse through corruption and war.
  14. The world-ruling stage: This period will commence with the second coming of Christ and will take place during the Millennium.

 

 

Ch. 6 Establishment of the New Jerusalem

  1. When the time comes for the saints to return to Jackson County, Missouri, the Lord will raise up a man “who shall lead them like as Moses.” There has been speculation as to the identity of this man which includes the possibility of the Prophet Joseph being raised from the dead to guide the Saints in their return.
  2. The Saints will make the journey eastward during the period when internal strife is stiff raging in the US. They will have to defend themselves against their enemies and will apparently be denied the more modern means of transportation because of the poor condition of the roads and facilities.
  3. many of the Saints are expected to remain in the West although the center of Church influence will remove to Jackson County.
  4. The Saints, as they begin to lay out the city, will organize themselves under the United Order. There will be an approximation of this program in the West as a preparatory measure.
  5. The Saints will have great wealth and will purchase those lands which they do not already own.
  6. The land, as the Saints arrive, will be in a desolate and abandoned condition.
  7. The plan for the city was given to Joseph Smith by revelation. It is anticipated that further revelation will be given directing the construction of the city and the temple.
  8. The city will be built by three groups of people over an extended period of time. These groups are
  9. The members of the Church and those of the House of Israel including the Ten Tribes.
  10. The Lamanites, or Indians.
  11. The Gentiles who will come into the Church after the period of internal strife in the US.
  12. The Saints expect to grow and prosper there and to construct a mighty city. Their activities will be designed to sanctify and exalt the people.

 

Ch7 Four important events in America

Four important events are anticipated in the early days of the New Jerusalem:

  1. The Gospel will be taken to the Lamanites.
  2. While a relatively small number of the Lamanites have been and will be converted before the return to the New Jerusalem, the main period of their conversion will begin in the early days of that city.
  3. Millions of Lamanites are expected to come into the Church. They will gather to the area surrounding Jackson County and inhabit the nearby cities which will have been left desolate.
  4. The Lord will visit the Saints in the New Jerusalem.
  5. The faithful Saints will be able to see him in the Temple. His stay will be prolonged and He will enter into the homes of the members of the Church.
  6. The city will glow because of the presence of God’s glory. The light will be visible for many miles around. The presence of God will work some change in the temple to make it resistant to decay – it will become immortal.
  7. The Ten Tribes will be revealed in the North and will come to the New Jerusalem
  8. A great earthquake will accompany their coming.
  9. They will settle in the New Jerusalem area and will receive their priesthood and ordinances there.
  10. A group of 144,000 High Priests will be chosen to administer the gospel.
  11. There will be 12,000 from each of the Twelve Tribes of Israel.
  12. These men will undergo physical changes which will protect them against the ravages of severe plagues which God will pour out after they are called.

 

Ch8 The gathering of the House of Israel to Palestine

  1. The Gathering of the Jews was identified by the Savior as being a process which will follow the fulfilling of the times of the Gentiles and the construction of the New Jerusalem.
  2. However, Latter-day Saints recognize the hand of the Lord in the preparation of the Jewish people to return to Palestine. Beginning with the reiteration of the keys for the gathering of Israel in 1836, a series of important events have led to the recent establishment of the nation of Israel in Palestine and an increased Jewish population in that country.
  3. When the time for the gathering of the Jews arrives, they will be brought from throughout the world to Palestine in varying conditions of religious belief.
  4. Some Jews will accept the gospel before gathering to Palestine.
  5. Others will be converted in Palestine after gathering there.
  6. A large group, if not the majority, will not accept the gospel until Christ manifests himself to them on the Mount of Olives.

See Ch13 for more on the subject.

 

Ch9 Plagues and the Book of Revelation

  1. The choosing of the 144,000 is an important chronological link because it relates the many prophecies concerning America and the New Jerusalem with the Biblical prophecies of later happenings. It also represents a shifting point from prophecies which have been made predominantly by modern prophets in the last days back to prophecies found in the Bible.
  2. The calling of the 144,000 is an event which is prophecies to take place during the sixth thousand-year period of the earth’s temporal existence. Chronologies indicate that the end of this thousand-year period is near.
  3. The Revelation account also describes a great earthquake which will happen during the sixth thousand-year era. Since we know of no fulfillment of this prophecy in the past it is expected to transpire in the future. The nearness of the end of the thousand-year period seems to indicate that the earthquake will immediately precede the calling of the 144,000. This links the earthquake with the earthquake which will accompany the return of the Ten Tribes, whose coming will of necessity need to precede the calling of the 144,000 since many of the 144,000 will be taken from the returning tribes.
  4. The seventh thousand-year period will encompass the Millennium. Beginning shortly after the calling of the 144,000, this period will be preached by a series of plagues which were prophecies by John the Revelator.
  5. These plagues will be introduced by angels sounding trumps. These will be literal trumpet blasts and will be heard throughout the world.
  6. It appears that the plagues spoken of in Revelation 8-11 may be the same plagues prophesied in Revelation chapter 16. If they are not, then the plagues of Revelation 16 begin after the sixth trump of the plagues prophesied in Revelation 8-11.
  7. It appears that the angels sounding the trumps in Revelation 8-11 are different than the angels spoken of in D&C 88:95-110. Apparently the angels mentioned in the D&C fulfill their responsibilities after those mentioned in Revelation.

 

Ch10 Universal Conflict and the Fall of Christian Nations

  1. There is to be a period of universal conflict when terrible war will engulf the world. It will come after the New Jerusalem is built and during the period in which Israel will be gathering to Palestine.
  2. The only place which will be free from war at this time will be the New Jerusalem – apparently because of the glory of God which will be radiating from it.
  3. The conflict will apparently serve as a force which will cause many Jewish people who otherwise would have remained in other lands to gather to Palestine.
  4. The conflict will destroy, as political entities, the nations which have descended from the Roman Empire. Since these are the nations which have accepted Christian principles, this represents a major judgment upon present-day Christianity.
  5. Non-Christian, or heathen nations, will also be affected by the war. They will lose their power and dominion but will maintain their national identities.
  6. The war will be far more devastating than any war which has yet been fought, for it will cause the death of 1/3 of the world’s population. The survivors will be left in a disorganized condition in lands filled with rubble and chaos.

 

Ch11 Christ’s appearance in the Council at Adam-ondi-Ahman

  1. During the period of universal conflict an important council will be held at Adam-ondi-Ahman, Missouri.
  2. The Council will be under the direction of the Ancient of Days, who is Adam.
  3. According to Daniel, there is to be a vast number of participants in the Council. Some of them will apparently be from beyond the veil.
  4. The Savior is to appear to Adam and receive the dominion which comes through the acceptance of the Kingdom of God.
  5. The Council at Adam-ondi-Ahman will fulfill 5 purposes:
  6. The keys for each dispensation will be turned over to Adam.
  7. The members of the Church will be organized into one grand family with Adam as the patriarch.
  8. Each priesthood quorum which has existed down through the ages will be assigned its place in the government of the Church.
  9. Judgment will be set. In addition to judging the affairs within the Church, the Saints are expected to judge the nations then in existence and determine their fate.
  10. Power, glory, and dominion will be turned over to the Savior.

 

Ch12 Growth and Development in Zion and Palestine after the era of universal conflict

In the era between the universal conflict and the battle of Armageddon, both the New Jerusalem and the land of Palestine will experience an important period of expansion.

  1. The New Jerusalem will grow and extend its boundaries outward for many miles in all directions.
  2. The Lamanites and the Ten Tribes who will have recently gathered there will be joined by Gentiles from throughout the world who will come because their nations will have been devastated. They will come because of the standard of peace and lawfulness which the New Jerusalem will maintain.
  3. The Kingdom of God will extend its rule throughout the two American continents and unite all the peoples of the Americas during this period.
  4. This will be the period in which both Judah and the Ten Tribes of Israel will gather to Palestine. They will be apportioned parallel east-west strips of land on which the people from each of the twelve tribes will settle.
  5. The boundaries of Israel will be much larger in that era than they are at the present time.
  6. The temple will be rebuilt in Jerusalem and sacrificial worship will be restored there.
  7. As the people of Israel return to Israel an important leader known as David, the Prince, will be raised up by God to lead them. He will:
  8. Be the ensign to which Israel will gather.
  9. Build the Jerusalem temple.
  10. Officiate in the temple services and receive the Messiah when becomes to the temple.
  11. Judge the people with righteousness.
  12. Live just before the beginning of the Millennium and into that period.
  13. Be a descendant of both Judah and Joseph.
  14. Several wars or political disputes are prophesied which will seemingly involve Israel after all the tribes have gathered but before the battle of Armageddon. The present day counterparts of Egypt, Philistia, Edom, Moab, and Assyria are to be conquered.

 

Ch13 The battle of Armageddon and Christ’s appearance on the Mount of Olives

Following the return of the Jews and the Ten Tribes to Palestine the Israelite people will rise in wealth and power. Their prosperity will attract the surrounding nations which will wage war against them because of jealousy and greed.

  1. It will be the surrounding nations which will attack Palestine, Because their forces are to be so numerous several passages say that all nations will be gathered to battle, yet it has been seen in a preceding chapter that Europe, during this period, will be in devastated condition and the Americas will be under the influence of Zion. Ezekiel’s description (the most complete one found in the scriptures) indicates that the war will be local rather than world-wide in character.
  2. The war takes its name from the valley of Armageddon which is located about 60 miles northwest of Jerusalem. The war is expected to cover most of the area of Palestine and to continue for at least 3.5 years.
  3. During the battle there will be two prophets in Jerusalem who will have power to control the elements. They will be killed and then brought back to life.
  4. As the strength of the Israelites is waning and they are about to succumb to their enemies, the Savior will suddenly appear on the Mount of Olives. An earthquake will then split the mount apart and will shake both Palestine and other nations.
  5. Many people have understood that Christ’s coming on the Mount of Olives was his final coming in glory which would be seen by all men and which would cleanse the earth by fire. This is a mistune assumption. Numerous events which are prophesied to follow Christ’s appearance indicate that his coming on the Mount of Olives is of a local nature with effects which are not typical of his final coming in glory:
  6. The earthquake accompanying his coming destroys part of the city of Jerusalem but does not cause the mountains to melt as will the heat of his coming in glory.
  7. The opposing army continues to fight.
  8. They are driven back to the North.
  9. They are smitten with pestilence, hailstones, and a plague which rots their flesh.
  10. They will turn on one another and fight among themselves.
  11. Most of the opposing army including Gog, their leader, will be slain. Their bodies will lie on the mountains and be eaten by the birds and the beasts.
  12. The weapons of warfare will litter the hills of Israel and provide fuel for fires for seven years.
  13. The victors will rob and spoil the bodies of the vanquished.
  14. The dead bodies will stink.
  15. Burying of the dead will continue for seven months.
  16. Converts are still being called and gathered out from among the wicked.

All of these items are in strong contrast to Christ’s coming in glory, during which the corruptible things of the earth, both animate and inanimate which have not abided by terrestrial law, will immediately be destroyed by fire.

  1. Christ’s coming on the Mount of Olives will bring about the conversion of the Jews when he shows them the scars of the wounds from his crucifixion.
  2. Following the conclusion of the battle there will be an interval before the final coming of Christ in glory in which the gospel will be carried to the heathen nations. There will also be a final mission to all mankind to gather the righteous out from among the wicked in preparation for the cleansing of the earth by fire.

 

Ch14 Christ’s Coming in glory

  1. Christ’s final coming in glory will be preceded by a series of angels’ trumpeting’s. Each angel will predict an important event which is to take place between Christ’s coming in glory and the end of the earth. Each angel will also reveal the secret acts of men for one of the thousand years of the earth’s existence.
  2. When Christ comes he will be accompanied by the hosts of heaven – the Saints of former times. He will be arrayed in red garments.
  3. The righteous dead will be resurrected before or at his coming and will be caught up to meet Him in the air. The living Saints who are worthy will also be caught up and will descend with the Savior and his angels. Others will be resurrected when Christ arrives on the earth.
  4. Every eye will witness his coming. Even the dead will see him.
  5. At his coming, the earth will be tossed by mighty earthquakes. The seas will be driven back to the north. The mountains will melt with fervent heat. The entire configuration of the earth will be changed.
  6. The earth will be cleansed by fire. Those who have not abided by terrestrial or celestial law will be swept off. Both animate and inanimate objects will be destroyed.
  7. The cleansing of the earth by fire is regarded as a baptism by fire to follow the baptism of water which the earth received at the time of Noah.
  8. Christ’s coming to his Church is known as the “marriage of the Lamb.”

 

Ch15 the Millennium

  1. The millennium will be a thousand-year period during which the Lord and his Saints will dwell together upon the earth. Christ will not always be on the earth but will come here when he is needed.
  2. The period will be one of peace and righteousness. Satan will be bound, but men will still be capable of committing sin.
  3. The New and Old Jerusalem will serve as two world capitals. The authority for the two divisions of the Kingdom of God is to be united at some time in a council in old Jerusalem. Christ will be the King. Under him will function the two original sets of Twelve, who will judge the people of the earth. the other Saints will serve under them in various administrative capacities.
  4. The Spirit of the Lord will reveal many things during the millennium which men will not have previously known. In this time nothing will be withheld from man. Resurrected beings will be on the earth and will teach men many important things.
  5. During the Millennium all men will acknowledge that Jesus is the Christ but many of them will refuse to join His church. There will be many other churches on the earth.
  6. The efforts of the Church will be directed towards three major objectives during the millennium:
  7. Missionary work: the final mission to all mankind.
  8. Temple work: Spirit beings and resurrected beings will reveal the information needed to conduct the work in the thousands of temples which will have been constructed.
  9. Teaching the Saints and preparing them for exaltation – this will be done to a great extent by resurrected beings sent from the presence of God.

 

 

Ch16 Events at the end of the earth

  1. At the end of the Millennium many will become wicked. Satan will be loosed and will surround the Saints in the beloved city. The Saints will be led by Michael, or Adam. Fire will come down from heaven and devour the hosts of Satan and they will be banished from the face of the earth. This will be known as the battle of Gog and Magog.
  2. The next event to take place will be the second resurrection, in which all who have not previously been resurrected will take up their bodies. Those who are to inherit the telestial kingdom will come forth first and then those who are to be sons of perdition. They will be called forth at the sounds of a trumpet blown by the archangel Michael.
  3. Christ will then turn the kingdom over to the Father and will be crowned with glory. The Saints will also be crowned and exalted. Responsibility for governing this earth will be delegated back to Jesus.
  4. The cities of New and Old Jerusalem will be caught up into the heavens and the earth will disintegrate or go back to its original elemental form. The earth will then be resurrected, or recreated into a celestial sphere. The two cities and their inhabitants will descend to the earth, which will then be placed “in the cluster of the celestial kingdoms.” The Saints will then receive their eternal inheritances.

 

 

Ch17 The Earth’s final state

  1. The final state of the earth will be an immortal one in which it will have the appearance of crystal. It is to serve as an Urim and Thumim to its inhabitants, thereby enabling them to look into the earth to receive revelation concerning those on other creations.
  2. According to John the Revelator, in the earth’s celestialized state there will be separate nations ruled by kings. These kings will seemingly be beings who will have attained exaltation and godhood and their nations will be made up of those who will have attained the celestial kingdom but who did not merit exaltation, and also the progeny of the gods. According to Orson Pratt, the offspring of exalted beings will dwell on the celestialized earth until there is no longer room for them and then their parents will create a new world for them to occupy.
  3. It appears that celestialized beings will have a capacity for communication with God which will allow them to speak with him and see him even though he may be millions of miles away. God will not always dwell on this earth. They will also have the ability to travel rapidly from planet to planet.
  4. There will be a resurrected animal life on the earth in its celestial state.

 

 

 

Nate Richardson’s SUMMARY OF THE TEXT:

-This, my summary, deals mainly with quotations of the LDS prophets. There are many more scriptures to support these things, and many of such are cited in the text.

 

Introduction:

-D&C 93:24: part of knowing truth is knowing what will come in the future. pxi

-George A. Smith: all prophecies speak of gathering and salvation at last. pxi

-Parley P Pratt: Comfort and patience come to those who learn a knowledge of prophecy. pxi

-Orson Pratt: those with the spirit of prophecy will be able to tell which events are when and understand the signs of the times. pxi-xii

-D&C 34:10: Orson Pratt was given specific command from God to prophecy and spare not; this is partly why he is featured in so many quotes about these things; His brethren accepted his future last days prophecies. pxii

 

Ch1 War to be poured out on all nations p1-16

-Bishop Joseph L. Worthlin: slaves rise against masters and marshal for war also will apply to people in Russia and China whom are captives of their atheist governments. p3

-Harold B Lee, Parley P Pratt: Japan subjugation before Israel to Palestine. P5

-Elder Levi Edgar Young: these dark days in scripture of darkness covering the earth are for bring us closer to God. p7

-Orson Pratt: 1st are wars to prepare people to hear the gospel, then wars of utter destruction. p7

-Orson Pratt: after fully preached to Gentiles, then they stop persecuting Saints in their midst, and heavy war with each other. Everywhere but the Kingdom of God. p7-8

-Orson Pratt: all nations of the earth except the Latter-day Kingdom will be at war. p8

-Joseph Smith: The Independent American party is to be created from Republican and Democratic parties. The U.S. will spend its strength warring abroad. Others want divide it. USA citizens stand against it, swearing to stay United States on the blood of their forefathers. 1/2 of the US army dies in this conflict against the foreign nations who want to split up the US, and then mountain boys of God rush in and save it from ruin. They are thankful and want from then on only to receive men who can talk with God. p10

-Ezra Taft Benson: unless we make communism treason, our nation will be destroyed. p11

-Ezra Taft Benson: The world-wide secret conspiracy which has risen up in our day to fulfil these prophecies is easily identified. p12

-Joseph Smith: The Chinese will attack west USA, an area beyond the Rocky Mountains, if they don’t take great care. p13

-Joseph Smith: When Russia (the bear) attacks Britain (the lion), then the end is near. p13

 

Ch2 Missionary Work Among the Gentiles p17-34

-Crowther: There are 4 stages. Each is an era of missionary work with types of war associated therewith:

  1. gospel to the Gentile: preparatory wars
  2. gospel to Israel: complete destruction wars
  3. gospel to Heathen nations: just after Armageddon
  4. gospel to all: Immediately before and during Millennium

p18

-Orson Pratt: Gentile nation = Christendom nation; Heathen nation = those which have not accepted Christianity. p18-19

-D&C 45:28: the times of the Gentiles is when the gospel is restored in 1831. p19

-Orson Pratt: specifically Israel preach to after Gentiles. p20; p22

-Orson Pratt: when they shut down our meeting houses the end is near of the times of the Gentiles. p22

-Joseph Fielding Smith: the time of Gentiles almost fulfilled. We are in transition period into Israel time. p24

-Orson Pratt: after Gentile time, no official messengers to them; official Israel time then; but Gentiles can still come of their own accord. p24.

-D&C 63:32: God is angry with the wicked. p24

-Wilford Woodruf: people of Joseph Smith’s day were wicked as the Jews’ day at the time of Christ and 1000 times more. p25

-Crowther: crime is 3x more than FBI report; it is going up; they are getting younger and more violent. Usually they’re not reported. p25

-extravagance and speculation by Saints in SLC then persecution. p26

-Brigham Young: LDS in mountains dress as Babylon; only leaving to tents could save them; better to live with Indians in wigwams than dwell in Babylon and miss the spiritual blessings. p26-7

-Heber C Kimball: SLC classed as one of the wicked cities of the world. p26

-Brigham Young: when in poverty no worry for the Saints but when Lord open great oil reserves in Utah worry for them. p27

-Joseph Smith: the gospel to Gentiles then Jews then to heathen nations and the house of Joseph. p31

-D&C: we will be gathered in after the time of the Gentiles fulfilled. p31

-Wilford Woodruf: Gospels to Gentiles, then the big destructions begin. p31

-D&C 90:9-10: gospel to Gentiles, then Jews and all Israel, then heathens. p31

-Heber C Kimball: gospel to Gentiles then to Jews then Joseph Smith appear and others and then go to New Jerusalem. p32

-Orson Pratt: before Zion is redeemed gospel must be taken from Gentiles and given to Israel. p32

-Joseph Smith: destructions prepare the way for the 10 tribes to return from the north. p33

 

 

Ch3 God will pour out his judgments p35-48

-D&C 88:84: the major destruction time happens after the time of the Gentiles. p35

-D&C 88:89-91: fear to come upon all when the calamities come. p36

-D&C 88:88: after missionary testimony comes destruction. p36

 

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-2 Ne. 27:1: Gentile are in America and elsewhere. Destruction to them all.

-D&C 87:6: Full end of all nations is decreed. p37

-Brigham Young: whole cities etc. will be destroyed after the missionaries are called home. P37

-Orson Pratt: thousands will be left unburied in the US from so swift destruction. p39

-Orson Pratt: The judgment is sure to come, not a mere chance. p39

-US President Kennedy: our water is polluted and there is not enough water in general; 80% of diseases from bad water; 1.2 billion not have portable water as of 1994. p41

– Commonweal article in 1994: predicted in 2030 water drought in USA. p42

-New York Times in 1994: 4 million under 5 years old died in 3rd world countries from respiratory disease because of pollution. Also 4 billion from diarrhea. These are killing more than cancer. p42

-Brigham Young and Wilford Woodruf: New York will be destroyed by earthquake, Boston by sea, Albany by fire. p44

-Orson Pratt: New York and others will have no inhabitants. p44

-D&C 84:114-5 New York, Boston, Albany, these to be destroyed if not repent. p44

-Wilford Woodruf: New York to be a mass of ruins, people will be in awe; houses remain but are left desolate. We will remenis about days before New York, Boston, and Albany were destroyed. Brigham Young said this saying of Woodruf is prophecy and will be fulfilled. p45

-Wilford Woodruf: Judgments of God come to Babylon and Zion. p46

-Wilford Woodruf: Only righteous priesthood have right to protection. p47

-Brigham Young: The LDS if 3/4 good, good. If 1/2 good, destructions. If good the LDS as a people will get more to eat, wear, and better homes to live in. p47

 

 

Ch4 Internal Wars and the collapse of the United States Government p49-66

-Joseph Smith: the Saints and the world will have little peace from hence forth. p49

-Orson Pratt: civil war 2 in the US will stop farming and manufacturing; fighting will be between neighborhood vs. neighborhood. Civil War 1 was nothing compared to what this will be. p50

-Joseph Smith: the whole government of the US will become one big mob. p51

-Orson Pratt said in 1868: Many 100,000’s to be destroyed in civil wars in USA. p51

-Orson Pratt: farming neglected as people flee city to city in an upcoming civil war. p52

-Wilford Woodruf: In USA natural disasters and plagues while wicked slay the wicked until the wicked are wasted away. p52

-Joseph Smith: If USA not hear petition of LDS, will be totally obliterated – not a potshard left. p52-3

-Wilford Woodruf: destruction awaits the USA, and prophets should warn. p53

-Moses Thatcher (Apostle): A secret band will sap the life of this nation and it will fall. p53

-Joseph Smith: US Supreme Government will cease to exist, people will run from place to place and families will turn on each other. p53

-Orson Pratt: government end and we (the LDS Church) make our own. p54

-Brigham Young: strife and opposition within communities is the knife that will cut down the USA. p54

-Orson Pratt: LDS make their own government as USA falls. It will be based on US Constitution. p54

-Orson Pratt: Eventually fall of USA and Europe and in them all business cease from the chaos. p55

-Joseph Smith: All will go to the west USA who want peace and won’t use sword against neighbor. p55

-Wilford Woodruf: just as Book of Mormon peoples destroyed, so SHALL it be again here. p55

-3 Ne. 21:12-21; 20:15-17: A remnant of Jacob (usually refers to Lamanites or the house of Israel) will tread down the Gentiles if they don’t repent. They’ll destroy the witchcraft, vehicles, cities, priestcrafts, graves, and we thus won’t worship the works of our hands any more. These will happen at an unheard of level. p56-57

-Crowther: apparently Lamanites rise against the Gentiles when end of time of Gentiles and before Israel gathered. Thus it seems to happen at the time of the US internal wars. p57

-D&C 88:84-92 says times of Gentiles, then destructions, then a voice calls us to go out to meet the bridegroom. p58

-D&C 133:8-12 says Elders gather Gentiles then Jews then a call to go meet the bridegroom, and a call for the Gentiles to flee to Zion. p58

-D&C 115:6 Gather to Zion and her stakes for a refuge when wrath is poured out over all earth. p58

-Brigham Young: When great day of judgments of God comes millions of righteous will gather in the valleys of the mountains. p58

-Brigham Young: everyone will be against everyone; these mountains are the best place for the Saints to hide till all the indignation is over. There is no place better suited in all earth’s history or geography. p58

-Brigham Young: Saints now all over, but will return to the west, a refuge for millions as judgments poured out. “We will be shut out from the rest of the world” It will be an inland empire for the refuge of millions during the time of the indignation of God “Our people will go east, west, north and south, but the day will come when they will be glad to come back”. p58

-Brigham Young: the battles will even be Christians against Christians; all who won’t fight will need to come to Zion to escape the fighting. p58

-Orson Pratt: LDS missionaries will be sent to all the world declaring there is a place in the heart of USA where peace and refuge from the major destructions can be found. p59

-Brigham Young: Jordan River area through Salt Lake will have over 3 million living there. p59

-J Golden Kimball: Many LDS who have gone elsewhere will have a burning desire to return to where the church leaders have asked us to settle (the west) and will give anything to live there. p59

-Brigham Young: 3 million will live west of the Jordan River area. p59 (*Currently in 2016, 3 million is the population of all of Utah)

-Wilford Woodruf: 10,000’s will live in Logan. p60

-Joseph Smith: Make haste, when the wars come, we will need to flee to Zion. Gentiles will flow to us a constant stream then and our doors will be constantly open to them. p61

-Joseph Smith: When wars come we will have to flee to Zion, those who don’t go when they have a chance to go will be afflicted by the devil. p61

-Orson Pratt: As flowing stream goes continual, so shall the Gentiles come to us in Zion seeing God protects Zion and that there is no safety in their nations. Their nations will be tottering and crumbling to ruin. They’ll come not to be baptized, but for safety, having heard also our officers are for peace, and our tax collectors righteous. p61

-Heber C. Kimball: millions on millions will come but not with handcarts, only with bundles and their children fleeing. p62

-George Q. Cannon: The LDS will be the people to maintain Constitutional government in this land. More of the prophecy of not take sword against neighbor need flee to Zion is yet to be fulfilled. The going away from the Constitution will cause people to be compelled to flee to the Mormons though they are hated now, and this fleeing to escape civil broils and strife. p62

-Brigham Young: Eventually there will be a gulf between the righteous and the wicked so they cannot trade with each other and national intercourse will cease. p62

-Heber C Kimball: trade your silks and fine things for grain and other needs, for we will have to depend on our own resources, for soon the curtain will be dropped between us and the rest of the USA. When that time comes you’ll wish you had made your own clothing earlier. God requires that we go into home manufacturing. p63

-Orson Pratt: Gate will be shut; we won’t be able to do foreign imports. Do have (your own) productions. p63

-Joseph Smith: England (and France some also) will be neutral until the USA is so terrid they will try to step in to stop the bloodshed. It will seem they rule USA. USA will have so many claiming government power till it has none at all. In the Rocky Mountains, there will be peace because of a cordon band of the white horse (the church) and the red horse (the Lamanites?) (The horses seem to represent peoples in America and based on skin color). p63

-Joseph Smith: So many, danger of famine. (apparently speaking of the time of the US internal wars and gathering to the west, how there will be famine there because of so many flocking there for refuge) p64

-Heber C Kimball: They’ll come with mere bundles and children coming to us for bread to eat. p64

-Heber C Kimball: One dreamed that given the choice between a bag of gold and a cat, a person would choose the cat as you can eat a cat. This may happen. p64

-Heber C. Kimball: risk of Saints famine since so many flee to west. Store extra food for them. p64

-Wilford Woodruf: We will want bread; if we are wise we will store enough for us and those who come to us for food. p65

-Brigham Young: no famine upon this people if we do right. p65

 

 

Ch. 5 The establishment of the Kingdom of God (a political organization, not the Church) p67-82

-Orson Pratt: They’ll overthrow USA, we’ll need our own government, all else will be mobs, we will base it on the US Constitution. p67

-George Q Cannon: The Church of God is separate from the Kingdom of God. p68

-Brigham Young: US Constitution won’t be destroyed, at crucial time, the LDS “will hold it inviolate”, and “save it from destruction”. p68

-Orson Hyde: Joseph Smith said if the Constitution will be saved, it will be by this people. Hyde says if we are righteous, God will give us a Constitution. p68

-John Taylor: when US Constitution is torn to shreds, this people will hold it up to all nations and proclaim liberty for all. p69

-John Taylor: US Constitution is a design for a new world. p69

-Orson Pratt: US Constitution is a stepping stone toward higher government where God choses the leaders and is based on divine laws. p69

-D&C 65:2, 5-6: The Kingdom of God must go forth before the Kingdom of heaven can. p70

-Brigham Young: Joseph Smith organized the Kingdom of God completely and fully a few months before his death. It has its own constitution and officers which will be operating in the future. p70

-History of the Church: A council of 50 made for the kingdom of God. p70

-History of the Church: The council of 50 isn’t part of the church, it is for political things and its members need not be LDS. It can’t organize the church, only the Priesthood can do that. The Council of 50 sometimes is called the General Council. p70

-Brigham Young: The Kingdom of God is actually organized but won’t be in operation till the Lord sees fit. p70

-Duane Crowther (author): The Kingdom of God like polygamy was source of antagonism for the LDS and Utah and hence is discontinued until needed. p72

-Brigham Young and George Q Cannon: Religious people can be a part of the political body which makes laws in the Kingdom of God. p72

-Brigham Young: The Kingdom of God is a republican form of government. The USA government represents theocratic government more than any other nation except with Israel elected a king. p73

-John Taylor: Church of God must be here before Kingdom of God (political) comes, for it can only exist with a people who have the spirit of revelation. p73

-Brigham Young: when we say theocracy is to come we mean its officers have the priesthood. p73

-George Q Cannon: The Kingdom of God will be to protect the rights of all people not just the LDS. p74

-Parley P Pratt: The political Kingdom of God will start small like a mustard seed and be in the mountains where a majority of Gods people are.

-Daniel H Wells: God will give the political Kingdom of God to the Saints when they’ve proven themselves capable of running it, having done well in every trial. p76

-John Taylor: When the nations are convulsed we are to redeem them politically as saviors and finally redeem a ruined world. p76

-John Taylor: The LDS will rule politically. One by one the nations will come against it and fall. p77

-Parley P Pratt: The political Kingdom of God will come as other nations are falling. p77

-Statement from The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: The time will come that as political Kingdom of God grows, all nations will either be for or against it. None will be neutral. Thus there will become a 1 political and religious standard – people will join and take lively interest with the LDS, or you’ll do all in your power to stop them. p77

-Joseph Smith: England, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland and Holland, these have blood of Israel in them and will submit to the Kingdom of God. England will be the last to do so. p78

-Parley P Pratt: The 10 Tribes know the prophecy of Abraham that in their seed will all the earth be blessed, and they will look to the spiritual and political kingdom of God as the group they will go to. It is there that the promise will be fulfilled. p78

-Brigham Young: Jesus Christ will rule all nations of earth by the Kingdom of God. The centers for this kingdom will be found in Zion (Missouri) and the Old Jerusalem. p78

-Orson Pratt: USA and all other governments will end and the Kingdom of God will rule all. The nucleus of that government is formed and is from God. Also all will respect this government and obey it. Its law will go forth from Zion to all like how now Washington DC sends the law to all USA.  p79

-Charles W Penrose: The Kingdom of God will rule all earth and the LDS will rule it. All other kingdoms will be broken, like Nebukenezer’s dream. p80

 

Ch. 6 Establishment of the New Jerusalem p83-106

-D&C 103:15-17: A Moses-like man to lead Israel out of bondage is to come. This will be for the redemption of Zion. p83

-Orson Pratt: We know not who that man (referring to D&C 103:15-17) will be but that he will lead us as our fathers were in the wilderness. This Moses figure will lead us to Missouri. Also angles and Jesus will lead those LDS to Missouri.  (This statement was made AFTER they were in the West US). p84

-Orson Pratt: The Moses man bringing LDS to Missouri may be yet the slain Joseph Smith. p84

-Erastus Snow: Joseph Smith and Hyrum Smith will help prepare the way in Zion and her stakes and temples and will be resurrected and help the resurrection happen. p85

-Erastus Snow: Jesus Christ will appear in his temple and teach his servants and this long before the destruction of the wicked. p86

-Heber C Kimball: Things will get so bad that the LDS will call on God day and night. Then Joseph Smith and others will come and help take the faithful to Missouri. They’ll help build that holy city the New Jerusalem. p86

-Orson Pratt: a march of tens of thousands of LDS will march to Missouri as a group; pillar of fire by night and cloud by day with them, and the voice of the Lord heard. Will frighten all nations as a body the Saints will return there after a few go ahead to purchase more land. Army of angels will protect them on the journey. p86-87

-Orson Pratt: when the Lord is about to lay waste to the USA, he will call his people back to New Jerusalem. p87

-Orson Pratt: after a few go ahead to prepare the way and purchase some land in Missouri, the LDS will go there as a body, the Lord going with them. p87

-Joseph Smith: Angels of heaven will protect the LDS in their return to Zion. p87

-Orson Pratt: The time the LDS will go to Missouri is when the USA is in ruin. p87

-Joseph Smith: When you see this land (USA) bound with a yoke of iron, you may look to Jackson County Missouri. (referring to this being the time that we will gather there for refuge to build the New Jerusalem). p87

-Joseph F. Smith: Hundreds go to Missouri with their cattle warding off many foes. It will be as real of a journey as the track west to Utah. Many will not understand that God is who brings them. Many hardships will be faced in the journey, so much so that perhaps only the children of those who embarked will see the victory and deliverance. p87

-Wilford Woodruf: women with bundles go by foot to the mountains, many of them. p87

-Joseph F. Smith: much peril on the journey to Missouri, ever fending off foes from taking your cows and family. Not go by modern transportation nor railroad, but herding animals along the way etc. The success of the journey may only be seen by the children of who embarked. It might be not as visible to outsiders that God is helping. Most of the men will be gone (*from war probably). p87-89

-Wilford Woodruf: Women with bundles by foot go to the mountains. p89

-Orson Pratt: The majority of the LDS will return as a great people to Missouri and do so in peace. p90

-Brigham Young: Many of the Saints will stay in the west where they’ve built homes rather than going to Missouri. P90

-door for establishment of the gospel among Lamanites will be in the Rocky Mountains. p90

-Orson Pratt: though not all the LDS will be consolidated into one body to leave the west mountains all as one body, there will be a future time when many hundreds of the LDS will be consolidated as a body and go to the eastern parts of Kansas and western Missouri to settle. p90-91

-Orson Pratt: The majority of the LDS will immigrate to Missouri not staying in Utah. p91

-Wilford Woodruf: Missouri will be desolate with no one there when the time comes to lay the cornerstone for the New Jerusalem.

-Heber C. Kimball: those who get to make the journey to Missouri will be those who are most worthy and most prepared, those who “do right and honor their calling” p91

-Heber C Kimball: there will be not so much as a yellow dog to wag its tail in Missouri, it will be swept clean. p91

-Wilford Woodruf: at the time the New Jerusalem cornerstone is to be put in place, Missouri and Illinois will be totally desolate, a complete desert with no one living there. p91

-Journal of Discourses: Those who live well the law of consecration, using the Lords property well, get an eternal inheritance. p92

-Orson Pratt: When we return to Missouri the law of consecration will be immediately in force; no one will be allowed to get property from the Church there unless they commit to consecrating it to the trust of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. p92

-Orson Pratt: The LDS will be the richest people on earth; they’ll have plenty of money to buy plenty of land around Missouri and thereabouts, building many cities and the headquarters in Jackson County. p93

-Joseph Smith: The LDS won’t think there’ll be time to build the New Jerusalem temple, but with all the help we will be receiving it will go up very fast, and we will have plenty of money to do it, and plenty of craftsmen. p93

-Orson Pratt: an approximation of the law of consecration to be lived in the Rocky Mountains, later it in fill in Missouri. p93

-Orson Pratt: in Missouri, when Zion is redeemed, the law of consecration will be lived. p94

-Orson Pratt: part of the Lords storehouse to go toward building New Jerusalem and temples and farming tools and books for the remnants of Joseph, to make it as near perfect a place as possible. p94

-Joseph Smith intended that the cities built by the LDS would fill the whole world. p95

-Wilford Woodruf: In the future we will see that all the visions Joseph Smith had about the New Jerusalem and its structure and the stakes of Zion will be fulfilled. p95

-Joseph Smith spoke of the New Jerusalem plan, that in the middle of it there would be temples and city buildings, and people living not more than 6 blocks from such. As the population increased, more similar plots would be built in adjoining areas. The temples will have 24 sections and each will serve a part of the Priesthood leadership. p95-96

-History of the Church 1:359: Names of the temples of New Jerusalem will be thus:

for building numbers 10 11 and 12: House of the Lord, for the Presidency of the High and most Holy Priesthood, after the order of Melchizedek, which was after the order of the Son of God, upon Mount Zion, City of the New Jerusalem. HOLINESS TO THE LORD.

for building numbers 7 8 and 9: The Sacred Apostolic Repository, for the use of the Bishop. HOLINESS TO THE LORD.

for building numbers 4 5 and 6: The Holy Evangelical House, for the High Priesthood of the Holy Order of God. HOLINESS TO THE LORD.

for building numbers 1 2 and 3 The House of the Lord, for the Elders of Zion, an Ensign to the Nations. HOLINESS TO THE LORD.

for building numbers 22 23 and 24: House of the Lord for the Presidency of the High Priesthood after the Order of Aaron, a Standard for the People. HOLINESS TO THE LORD.

for building numbers 19 20 and 21: House of the Lord, the Law of the Kingdom of Heaven, and Messenger to the People; for the Highest Priesthood after the Order of Aaron. HOLINESS TO THE LORD.

for building numbers 16 17 and 18: House of the Lord for the Teachers in Zion, Messenger to the Church. HOLINESS TO THE LORD.

for building numbers 13 14 15: House of the Lord for the Deacons in Zion, Helps in Government. HOLINESS TO THE LORD. (p96)

-Orson Pratt: The New Jerusalem will have 24 buildings, and those joined in the middle by arches, all in circular layout. These buildings will be for Priesthood administrative purposes. Around that there will be meeting houses for the Saints to gather to on Sabbath days. p97

-Orson Pratt: The Lord will raise up a servant to help with the New Jerusalem. p98

-John Taylor: The New Jerusalem will have multiple cities. The Lord will guide the architecture of it; it is to surpass what we could make. It will be a city prepared to last forever. When the Zion from above comes down, this city will be the Zion that goes up and associates with the other Zion. p98

-Heber C. Kimball: In Jackson County Missouri, historic Church leaders will be there in the flesh helping lay out the lands of our inheritance. They will also be at the grand council of God at Jerusalem, and the Church of the Firstborn. Some of these individuals will be Joseph Smith, Hyrum Smith, Brigham Young, Kimball, Wells, David, and Parley. p99

-Brigham Young: The Lord won’t have the angels be who do the manual labor of building the New Jerusalem; we will have to do it. We must rely on God so he can do it through us. If we don’t rely on God it won’t be possible and we won’t have the privilege. p99

-3 Ne. 21:23 speaks of people helping to build the New Jerusalem. p99

-Crowther: it seems that the New Jerusalem will take a good amount of time to make in the process of becoming a metropolis. First the LDS will make it, and the ten tribes who return to there, then we in larger scale preach to the Lamanites which results in their coming in large numbers to help build it, then with the USA government falls, the good folks among the Gentiles will flee to it and their help will in added in great numbers. p100

-Orson Pratt: It’s the Lamanites who will have the privilege of building the New Jerusalem for they have the blood of Israel in them, we will be auxiliary help to them. p100

-Joseph Fielding Smith: It’s not the Lamanites who’ll lead in building the New Jerusalem, the passages of 3 Nephi which people use to teach that don’t seem through on their conclusions. It says that the remnant of Jacob and the seed of Joseph will do it. Jacob is Israel. Joseph is Ephraim and Manasseh. It is them, Ephraim and Manasseh, who are at the head to bless the rest of the House of Israel. The Gentles in this land were designed to be a scourge to the Lamanites, then nursing fathers to them. The scourging is done, and the nursing fathers part is now beginning. The Gentiles are promised that if they would repent they would get the fullness of the gospel. But any nation where the Gentiles don’t repent, the fullness of the gospel will be withdrawn from them. These passages speaking of Gentiles refer to Gentiles in all lands. These passages speaking about the remnant of Jacob refers to all the House of Israel. p101

-Proclamation of the Twelve Apostles: We command all kings and nations of earth to join the Church and send your treasures here for the building up of the kingdom of God. The only salvation that you gentiles will find is here in the Kingdom of God. There is only one Lord, and he will rule as king of all earth. You must come and worship at the same alter as Israel for your salvation. p102

-Orson Pratt: when the LDS people settle Kansas and Missouri areas, we will have many schools and universities and farmers and storehouses, much frugal industry, and we will live densely populated there, not one person per every 6 miles. They will have their orchards, fruit trees, fields of grain, beautiful houses with shade trees, etc. They will come from many nations of earth, and from various parts of the LDS. People will recognize that this area is a habitation of the LDS. p103

-John Taylor: There will be a temporal Kingdom of God. Zion will become the praise of the whole earth; the LDS will build up magnificent cities which will be the pride and glory of the whole earth. We will have most fine and expensive clothing, most magnificent buildings, most beautiful gardens, and will be the most rich and intellectual people of the whole earth. The LDS will excel in literature, science, arts, and manufactures. p104

 

 

Ch7 Four important events in America p107-126

-Orson Pratt: we begin building New Jerusalem before we do a major missionary fleet to gather the Lamanites (not the Gentiles) p108

-Orson Pratt: after city of New Jerusalem build, missionaries go for Lamanites, and bring them to Jackson on a 5,000-8,000 mile trek from South America too. p108

-Benjamin F Johnson said that Joseph Smith said: a path from South America to New Jerusalem center stake of Zion will be made. p109

-Orson Pratt taught this order of events: 1. Lamanite remnant converted. 2. Zion redeemed. Believers help build New Jerusalem. 3. missionaries gather all dispersed people of the Lord to the New Jerusalem from out of all of “this continent”. 4. Gods power and God will be in their midst. p109

-Orson Pratt: Jackson County will be the nucleus of Zion, and as the Lord wipes out neighboring places, Zion will increase hundreds and hundreds of miles, being filled with the people coming to it. There they will be a united people, and Jesus will come, bringing the righteous society down to earth with him, and they’ll find these people on earth’s Zion are united like they, those of above, are. Those of Jackson County and round abouts in Zion will be perfected and carrying out the law of heaven as it is in heaven. p111

-Twelve Apostles statement: The natives, whom are the remnant of Joseph in America, will come out of the forest and say I am Joseph whom ye sold into Egypt. Does my father yet live? This to mean, I am a descendant of Joseph sold into Egypt, and I am come for my blessings. They shall receive such in the temple and receive thrones. p111-112

-Brigham Young: When Jesus returns in glory, it will first be to America, for that is where it all began. That is where he made the Garden of Eden. p113

-Joseph Smith: Jesus will come to his people at the New Jerusalem and the world at large won’t notice it. It will be totally natural for him to be there among those people at the New Jerusalem. He will give to them his laws and minister to them. p113

-Charles W. Penrose: the first major appearance of Jesus Christ in the last days will be to his people in the New Jerusalem. The world at large won’t know about this, and Jesus will teach them how to make the kingdom enduring and strong, and how to further develop and beautify Zion. His people will there gaze upon his face, and see his glory. p113

-D&C 42:34-36 “(34) Therefore, the residue shall be kept in my storehouse, to administer to the poor and the needy, as shall be appointed by the high council of the church, and the bishop and his council; (35) And for the purpose of purchasing lands for the public benefit of the church, and building houses of worship, and building up of the New Jerusalem which is hereafter to be revealed-(36)That my covenant people may be gathered in one in that day when I shall come to my temple. And this I do for the salvation of my people.”

-Twelve Apostles, speaking of the natives of the Americas and the time in which they’ll be at the New Jerusalem: Jesus will appear to them with all the resurrected Saints of former days, and Christ will establish his kingdom and laws throughout all the land. p114

-D&C 84:2 declares that “mount Zion” means the New Jerusalem; hence, it is of the New Jerusalem which Isaiah 4:5-6 speaks of when he says that it will have “a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for upon all the glory shall be a defense…a place of refuge and a covert from storm and from rain.”

-3 Ne. 20:22: In the New Jerusalem, Jesus himself will be in their midst.

-Orson Pratt: The light emanating from the New Jerusalem will be so bright that it will cause others to fear; it will cause people to want to come cross the ocean to see it for themselves. When the congressmen and kings of the earth are yet several days off in their journey to see the New Jerusalem, they will see its light illuminating the whole sky, like the northern lights of the arctic regions. When the wicked see this their knees will tremble and they will flee as soon as possible for fear. But when the righteous see this they will know it is the Lord and go to it, saying with Isaiah, that “the gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising”. p115-6

-Orson Pratt: God has higher laws than those of nature which we know of, and he will use those to preserve New and Old Jerusalem temples and cities. They will never decay, they will be eternal. His presence there has part to do with that. p116

-3 Ne. 21:26: show that the 10 tribes work among them will commence after the New Jerusalem is built; they’ll also help build it. p117

-Orson Pratt: AFTER temple built in New Jerusalem, we will see the Lord there. p117

-Lorenzo Snow: in New Jerusalem, Jesus will be a guest in our homes, we will shake his hand, and he will eat and drink with us. p117

-Oliver Cowdry: the 10 tribes will be revealed in the north country wither they’ve been a long time. They’ll help build New Jerusalem. p117

-Crowther: it seems that the moon will be red because of a great earthquake preceding the return of the 10 tribes. Compare D&C 133:26-31; JD 18:346; Rev. 6:12-14. p118

-Orson Pratt: full priesthood not to come to the 10 tribes until they come to Zion. John the revelator will be preparing them while they are in the north. p119

-Joseph Smith: John the Revelator is working among the lost tribes. p119

-Wilford Woodruf: The ten tribes will receive Priesthood authority and their endowments in the land of Zion. p120

-2 Ne. 29:12-14: the records of the ten tribes will be combined with those of Jews and Nephites.

-Orson Pratt: Joseph Smith got the plates from Cumorah, but Moroni deposited many more records than that in a nearby place. Those records contain all the records of the western continent people’s histories. Angels guard these records until the time comes for them to be transferred to the sacred temple of Zion. p120-121

-Orson Pratt: the 144,000, the Priesthood, see Jesus’ face in the temple before mission. They receive power to withstand the plagues and destructions and earthquakes of the earth such as the earth has never before known. This is why the scripture in Revelation says that the destroying angels are not to hurt the earth until these are sealed, it’s to protect them as they go forth among all this desolation to do their missionary work and yet be protected. Their bodies will be refined like gold and silver in a furnace in the temple. They’ll preach in midst of the whirlwind of judgments on the wicked.   p122-3

-Joseph Smith: this sealing to come to the 144,000 means getting their calling and election made sure, sealing the blessing upon their heads. p123

-Orson Pratt: The 144,000 selected after the 10 tribes return. The 10 tribes will be crowned with glory by Ephraimites. The 144,000 get power to gather out of all nations. The 144,000 gather in the morning of the 7th thousand years. We are living upon the great eve of this. p 123-4

-Joseph Smith: an innumerable host will accompany the 144,000. Go and make your calling and election sure! The 144,000 are Saviors on Mt. Zion.p124

-Joseph Smith: The selection of the persons in the 144,000 has already begun. p124

-Crowther: Some of the journals kept by the early brethren of the Church state that they are to be among the 144,000; this suggests that resurrected persons will be among that number. p124

-Joseph Smith: righteousness and truth sweeping the earth as a flood. Men and angels will be co-workers in this work p125

-Joseph Smith: The 144,000 are the priests who should be anointed to administer in the daily sacrifice. p125; (this suggests that the length of time from the choosing of the 144,000 to the building of the temple in old Jerusalem will be less than a generation) (read more on priests at Palestine and temple service at Ezek. 44-45).

 

 

Ch8 The gathering of the House of Israel to Palestine p127-140

-D&C 45:21-26, esp. 25 “they (the Jews) shall be gathered again; but they shall remain until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled”

-3 Ne. 20:28-29 The Jews will return to their promised land, Jerusalem.

-Crowther:

1836 the keys for the gathering of Israel were given to Joseph Smith.

1841 Palestine was dedicated for the return of Israel by Orson Hyde.

1873 George Albert Smith also dedicated the land of Palestine.

1878 the “Lovers of Zion” Jewish organization was formed.

1896 the Zionist Organization was organized and had its first conference a year later in Switzerland to establish the spirit of nationalism among the Jewish people.

1917 British forces took Palestine from Turkish forces and put a man of Jewish descent as governor of it, Sir Herbert Samuel. A proclamation called the Balfour Declaration invited the Jews to return to Palestine, and British helped fund such.

Many more treaties and positive and negative things reported in the text about the 20th century and Israel as a nation, including the republic of Israel choosing its first chosen president in 1949. They became a state around this time.

p129-135

-Isa. 11:12; 1 Ne. 22:25; 3 Ne. 16:5: these show that Jews will be gathered in from all the four quarters of the earth.

-Crowther: p136-8 discussion of highways in the Palestine area, and which areas now are the areas spoken of in scripture of old.

-Orson Pratt: many Jews whose fathers didn’t consent to crucify Christ will accept the gospel before going to Jerusalem, and others will go because other Jews are going. Some Jews will continue to preach against Christ in Jerusalem. p138

-2 Ne. 10:7 Jesus Christ has covenanted that when the Jews believe in Him he will gather them to the lands of their inheritance.

 

Ch9 Plagues and the Book of Revelation p140-158

-D&C 77:12 The plagues come after 7th seal and before 2nd coming; Rev 8 happens then. p143

-D&C 29:13: Trumps will sound like on Mount Sinai, audible, literal.

-Orson Pratt: There will be a set of plagues followed by trumps; these will all be literal. It will be just before the Lord comes. There will be 7 each, and then Jesus comes. p144

-Orson Pratt: God will literally use thunder and cause the voice from that thunder, even the voice of the thunder, to say these audible words which everyone on earth will hear, “Repent, o ye inhabitants of the earth and prepare the way of The Lord, prepare yourselves for the great day of the Lord.” It won’t be a common ordinary thunder storm. In addition to the voices of thunder and lightning, the Lord himself will speak so all can hear him, commanding them to repent and prepare for his coming. p145

-Crowther: plagues happen after 144,000 chosen before Armageddon (makes sense, need 144,000 special protection at that time). p148-153

-Orson Pratt: After Jerusalem is rebuilt by the Jews, the 2 witnesses to prophecy there 3.5 years come there. By their prophecies and Gods power, nations gathered together against Jerusalem will be stayed, these witnesses holding them at bay by their faith and power. Eventually the witnesses are overcome. All this takes place after the trumps begin to sound. The witnesses mission is 3.5 years, so the trumps aren’t all at once, things must happen in between them. When all 7 have sounded, they begin to sound a 2nd time. The 2nd set of trumpets won’t be for destructions, but to declare Gods works in each of the 7 thousand years, 1 thousand year period per trump. When the 7th trump sounds a 2nd time, it’s to pronounce that the work of God is finished so far as the great preparation for the 2nd Coming is concerned. The sounding of the 1st trumpet of the 2 sets of 7 trumpets is when the 1st resurrection happens; and all these great works are to be performed on the earth, and years elapse before Jesus descends with all his saints. p154-5

-see the text for a more detailed lining out of the trumps, timelines, etc. masterfully done.

 

Ch10 Universal Conflict and the Fall of Christian Nations p159-167

-Orson Pratt: someday the missionary message will be more focused on repent or destruction eminent. A worldwide revolution will occur. Jews will flee to their home land. p160

 

-D&C 45:69: Every nation except New Jerusalem will be at war against each other. P160

-Orson Pratt: war in Europe to desolate it; no prisoners of war, all vacant or burned. No rules of war. p161

-Orson Pratt: Universal war, all except Latter-day Kingdom; at this time Jews flee to Jerusalem. p161

-Orson Pratt: Britain will fall once the righteous are gathered out of it. P162

-Orson Pratt: 4th beast is Roman Empire and all descended from it and shall be laid waste. Tis Europe and Russia. p163

-Charles W. Penrose: new diseases will eat the wicked silently. p163

-Charles W. Penrose: The very elements will seem effected by the national and social convulsions. The masterminds among nations will be taken away. Fear will take hold of the hearts of all men. P163

-Charles W. Penrose: fruits withhold in their season when people withdraw from the spirit. p163

-Orson Pratt: Europe (the 4th beast) falls before heathen nations (the 3 beasts). p164

 

-Orson Pratt: People of Christendom have more light and knowledge than the heathens so they’ll be under more condemnation. P164

-Orson Pratt: American and European and US and Asian ultimate destiny is total destruction, no matter their power. P165

 

Ch11 Christ’s appearance in the Council at Adam-ondi-Ahman 167-177

 

-Joseph Smith: Ancient of Days = Adam = Michael; he presides over the human family; all who have keys stand before him here; Adam delivers up his stewardship to Jesus Christ and remains head of the human family. P167-8

-Joseph Smith: Adam is over all dispensations; in this the last dispensation, all will be as it was in prior dispensations. Adam watches over the ordinances, and reveals them to mankind, sending messengers. P168-9

-Joseph Smith: Spring Hill of Daviess County Missouri is where the meeting of Adam-ondi-Ahman will be. P169

-Orson Pratt: 20 million will be at Adam-ondi-Ahman. P169-172 (*Elder Bruce R McConkie agreed with this, that there would be a vast number in attendance, as a reflection of what the first meeting at Adam-ondi-Ahman was in the days of mortal Adam when he gathered his posterity to bless them and foretell them of all the days of the earth. All the righteous Saints are who get to attend he says, as well as all the righteous from ages past. See “The Millennial Messiah”. The prophet Daniel speaks of there being a vast multitude before which the Ancient of Days comes to do all of this.)

-Joseph Fielding Smith: Adam-ondi-Ahman will be unknown of to the world at large, and to the church at large, it comes as a thief in the night, and only those officially called to attend will know of it and attend. P172 (His interpretation of this seems to come from 1 Thes. 5:2, but nothing there specifically suggests that said passage is referring to the meeting of Adam-ondi-Ahman.)

-Orson Pratt: in Adam-ondi-Ahman, Adam will arrange all the dispensations of the Priesthood into one large family and household. These judgments and opening of books are to prepare the way for the 2nd coming of Christ in glory. P173

Orson Pratt: Every quorum of the Priesthood of the church will be present at this meeting. Resurrected beings will also be there. This is before the 2nd coming of Christ. P173-4

-Joseph Smith: at Adam-ondi-Ahman, Daniel says the judgment was set and the books opened. This is for the purpose of giving the power of judgment to the Saints. Wars plagues fires etc. will continue until this meeting. P174.

-Orson Pratt: 12 Apostles were chosen among the 10 tribes in the north! p174

-Orson Pratt: be good so you’ll be counted worthy to participate in the august (respected and impressive) ceremonies of Adam-ondi-Ahman. p174

-Orson Pratt: at Adam-ondi-Ahman judgment will come to all nations. p174

-Orson Pratt: The judgments to come after Adam-ondi-Ahman are the judgments from the Saints upon all the people of the world. Not the final judgment, but a judgment still. P174-5

-Crowther: At Adam-ondi-Ahman, Christ becomes the literal head of the kingdom of God, and that kingdom ceases to be a preparatory kingdom, and asserts its power over all the nations of the earth. P175

-Orson Pratt: the kingdom of God will assert power over all other nations of the world, and those nations which will not unite themselves with it, honoring its laws and institutions, will utterly perish, and no place will be found for them. P175

-BH Roberts in History of the Church: associated Dan. 7:13-14 with Dan. 7:9-10, meaning that Adam-ondi-Ahman was the time when dominion is given to the kingdom of God and all nations are to serve it. P175

-Joseph Smith: The Saints are persecuted until Adam-ondi-Ahman. Yes, the “horn” (see book of Revelation) made war with the Saints and overcame them until the Ancient of Days came; then he, Adam, gives judgment to the Saints, and they possess the kingdom. They become ministers here and in eternity. P176

 

Ch12 Growth and Development in Zion and Palestine after the era of universal conflict 177-196

-Orson Pratt: People will say of the city of Zion, surely this is the city of God, for his power might and terror are there! Come let us be subject to its laws! They will say this after the Lord has broken the nations. The laws of Zion will liberally be sent forth to all the nations of the earth. P178

-Orson Pratt: when the inhabitants of the USA are swept off, much of their homes will remain, and will be desolate and uninhabited until the Saints expand to fill all those areas. P178

-Quorum of the 12 Apostles: North and South America will become united via the expansion of Zion. P178

-Joseph Smith: the Saints will fill the west, and through Mexico, central and south America would do a great work for the remnant of Jacob. The kingdom of God will be organized upon the earth through all nations learning war no more, and all adopting the God-given Constitution of the United States as a palladium of liberty and equal rights. P179

-Joseph Smith: David of old lost part of his glory because of transgression, and “the throne and kingdom of David is to be taken from him and given to another by the name of David in the last days, raised up out of his lineage.” P179

-Crowther: apparently the next David will come just before the battle of Armageddon and reign as a prince. He will be a new leader for Israel. P179

-Jeremiah: the Lord will raise up a David as king of Israel in the time when that people shall serve the Lord their God (Jer. 30:9). P179

-Zechariah: he, this David, is the branch, and that he would have the great responsibility of building the temple of the Lord, and that he will sit upon a throne, and be a priest (Zech. 6:11-13; 3:8-9; Jer. 23:5-6; Hosea 3:4-5). P179

-Ezekiel: This David will be a shepherd over Israel whom shall feed them (Ezek. 34:23-24).

-(*Elder McConkie in “The Millennial Messiah” seems to suggest that this David is Christ himself, but it seems the text shows this David figure as a leader who helps prepare the way for Christ to return by building the temple in Jerusalem, and that he is to be a powerful servant in the hands of Christ (D&C 113:4))

-Isaiah: God gives this David as a commander and leader of the people and a witness to the people. The Lord will glorify him and cause that he “shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the Lord thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.” (Isa. 55:3-5)

-Crowther: it could be that the passage in Isa. 11:1-5 is also referring to this David: “ 1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:

2 And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;

3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:

4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.”

-D&C 113:4: The stem of Jesse in Isa. 11:1-5 is Christ. The rod in Isa. 11:1-5 is someone from the house of Jesse and Ephriam: “ 1 Who is the Stem of Jesse spoken of in the 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, and 5th verses of the 11th chapter of Isaiah?

2 Verily thus saith the Lord: It is Christ.

3 What is the rod spoken of in the first verse of the 11th chapter of Isaiah, that should come of the Stem of Jesse?

4 Behold, thus saith the Lord: It is a servant in the hands of Christ, who is partly a descendant of Jesse as well as of Ephraim, or of the house of Joseph, on whom there is laid much power.

5 What is the root of Jesse spoken of in the 10th verse of the 11th chapter?

6 Behold, thus saith the Lord, it is a descendant of Jesse, as well as of Joseph, unto whom rightly belongs the priesthood, and the keys of the kingdom, for an ensign, and for the gathering of my people in the last days.”

-Isaiah 11:10: The root of Jesse “shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.” p180. Crowther speaks of this being this David, given that D&C 113:4 refers to him as the rod being one of Jesse and Ephriam lineage.

-D&C 113:5-6: The root is: “ 5 What is the root of Jesse spoken of in the 10th verse of the 11th chapter?

6 Behold, thus saith the Lord, it is a descendant of Jesse, as well as of Joseph, unto whom rightly belongs the priesthood, and the keys of the kingdom, for an ensign, and for the gathering of my people in the last days.”

-Isaiah and the D&C speak of this root rod branch person as that:

  1. he will live during a period before the Millennium wherein he can both judge the poor with righteousness and cause the wicked to be slain (Isa. 11:1-5).
  2. he will live on into the Millennium (Isa. 11:6-10)
  3. he will stand as an ensign of the people (Is. 11:10) and to him will the Gentiles seek (this could be as the Gentiles covet the wealth of Palestine and cause the Battle of Armageddon).
  4. He will be an important and powerful servant in the hands of Christ (D&C 113:4)
  5. He will be a descendant of both Judah (through Jesse) and Joseph (through Ephraim). (D&C 113:4, 6)

-Moroni speaking to Joseph Smith: the prophecy of Isa. 11 is about to be fulfilled. P181

-Ezekiel: a prince (David?) will help in temple offerings. P181

-Ezekiel: a prince (David?) is given a special door in the temple to approach the Lord while the Lord is there. (*This shows the prince being referred to can’t be the Lord himself!) P181

-Ezekiel: this prince will have political lands, not just religious influence. P181

-Orson Pratt: the 10 tribes will come from the north to Missouri Zion and do farming and ranching there for a while, then 12,000 from each tribe will be chosen to fill the ranks of the 144,000, they go back to Palestine (the land of their inheritance). The 144,000 will be sealed in their foreheads to be immune to the plagues and death. p182

-Orson Pratt: John the revelator will be laboring among the 10 tribes. p183

-Orson Pratt: the “whole of the tribes of Israel” return to Palestine to build the temple there before the 2nd Coming and before Armageddon. p183.

-Orson Pratt: Asia and Africa have Israel in them though they are heathen nations. p183

-Orson Pratt: some of Asia and Africa will repent since they’ll see the power and glory of God manifested in Israel. p183.

-Orson Pratt: the biblical feasts etc. will return. p183

-Orson Pratt: after God overthrow nations, will gather tribes of Israel and return them to their own land. p183

-gather Israel to Palestine between 6th plague and Battle of Armageddon. p185

-the heathen will come to knowledge of God by seeing Gog fall in battle of Armageddon. p185

-Crowther: apparently Israel and Judah will be united in battles before Armageddon. p185

 

 

Ch13 The battle of Armageddon and Christ’s appearance on the Mount of Olives p197-226

-Orson Pratt: “When the Rothschilds and the great bankers among the Jewish nation shall return back to their own land to rebuild the city of Jerusalem, carrying their capital with them, it will almost ruin some of the nations, and the latter will go up against Jerusalem to take a spoil.” P198

-Ezekiel names several places as the persons who attack Jerusalem, and the modern day equivalent geographical nations to that are Turkey, Persia, Ethiopia, Libya, and the southern tip of Russia just above the Caspian Sea. More information in the text is presented about these things, including a map. P199

-Ezekiel 39:21-3: The heathens will see Gods judgment when he overthrows Gog and his forces.

-Orson Pratt: by miracles the devil gathers many to fight the Jews at Jerusalem in Armageddon. It is when the Kingdom of God is over the whole earth and sun turned dark; millions upon millions come for war. Christendom will be so darkened from priestcraft that they will not understand these things. The Devil will drive them around at this time as a whirlwind. p201-202

-Crowther: Rev. 9:13-21 seems to show with the 2 prophets laboring for 1260 days (42 months), that the time of universal conflict and the time of the battle of Armageddon are 2 separate times. Armageddon might be the consummation of the period of universal conflict. P205

-Rev. 11:13: major earthquake at the time the 2 prophets are taken into heaven. p209

-D&C 45:47-50: There will be a great earthquake at the time when Christ puts his foot on the Mount of Olives. p209-211

-Crowther: there seems not to be evidence to support the idea that the 2nd coming starts with Christ putting his foot on the Mount of Olives. p211

-John: after the Armageddon, beasts will pray upon the bodies a long time. This is the supper of the great God. p213-4

-Ezekiel: Christ comes to the temple in Jerusalem. P215. Much more from scripture presented here about these times and events.

-Zechariah, etc.: after Armageddon, a time period where those who won’t worship at Jerusalem and keep feast of tabernacles will have no rain and will have plague. This is pre-millennium. p216-219 for references etc.

-Crowther: the David rule before Armageddon, then after Armageddon is a missionary work to heathen era, then the Millennium. The David will still be alive when the Millennium begins so this must be a short interval. For references, see Ch. 12. p220

-Crowther: there is to be a final gathering at time of heathen gathering or shortly after for all regardless of all and this before the burning, and after Armageddon. The righteous are at this time gathered to New Jerusalem or Palestine. p220

 

 

Ch14 Christ’s Coming in glory p227-246

-D&C 88:95-110 shows the drama that will accompany the coming of Christ. P228-9

-Orson Pratt: The silence in heaven for a half hour comes immediately after a trump. This half hour may be our time or the Lords time. It may be extensive time. During it, all is perfectly still. No angels flying, no trumpets sounding, no noise in heavens above. Then immediately after it, the curtain of heaven is unfolded as a scroll. P230

-Orson Pratt: when Christ comes the mortal Saints will be transfigured and sanctified, not immortalized. They’ll be prepared for the Millennial reign. Then tables will be spread and they will eat the sacrament. P230

-Orson Pratt: there will be an audible sound of a trump, that of the archangel, when this coming happens. At that time, the dead in Christ will come forth out of their tombs. Also at this trump the Saints still living will instantaneously be caught up in the air to meet the Lord. P231

-Joseph Fielding Smith: At the coming of Christ, those whom will dwell forever with God, the exalted, will resurrect. They will meet the Lord in the air. Then those who were honorable but not qualifying for the highest blessings, those of the Celestial and Terrestrial kingdom but not the highest part thereof, will resurrect. They will not get to meet Christ in the air. This includes honorable Christians who wouldn’t join the LDS Church. After the Millennium is over, the telestial people resurrect, namely the wicked who are condemned to suffer the wrath of God on the earth. P231-3

-D&C 88:110 & Rev. 20:1-3 It’s after each of the angels has sounded their trumpet twice that Satan is to be bound for 1000 years for the Millennium.

-D&C 29:9-13 at the coming of Christ a trump will sound long and loud even as it did on Mount Sinai (Ex. 19:13-19). P234

-Orson Pratt: when the Lord appears, some of those who will come with him will be all the former day Saints, the city of Enoch, Abraham Isaac and Jacob sitting upon thrones, all the redeemed persons. This is when the people of earth meet those of the Church of the Firstborn, and long to be with them. This is what Paul meant when he said all things in heaven and earth are to be brought together in one in the dispensation of the fullness of times. P234 (This seems to be an interpretation of D&C 27:5-14)

-Crowther: based on several scriptures, it’s hard to tell weather Christ coming in red is referring to the coming in glory, or to the coming during the battle of Armageddon wherein he steps on the Mount of Olives. The coming in glory is to be so bright that it makes the sun look pale. P236

-Isa. 63: 1-6 speaks of the Lord coming in red and telling the people he tread the winepress alone, and that he will (future) trample the people in his fury. In this passage he also speaks of how his fury upheld him during the Atonement. 237

-Orson Pratt: when the Lord comes in glory all will see him, even the dead. P237

-Moroni 9:2-5 When Christ comes we will see our nakedness and the glory of God, and it will cause a flame of unquenchable fire to come upon the wicked. The wicked would be more comfortable living with the damned in hell than with the Lord. P238

-D&C 133:21-25 The land of Jerusalem and the land of Zion will return to their own place. The earth will become as it was before it was divided. This happens after Christ puts his foot on the Mount of Olives. P239 (*D&C 133:26 says those of the North countries will remember God at this time, and return on a highway, overcoming all their enemies. This could be referring to the lost tribes of Israel gathering to Jerusalem. This could mean that those tribes are the persons in the heathen nations which will not be converted until after Armageddon. Elder Bruce R McConkie in “The Millennial Messiah” said that the gathering of the lost 10 tribes would be after the Millennium started; after Christ’s coming in glory that is. This passage seems to fit well with that. However, as referenced earlier in this book, these is much supporting evidence that the 10 tribes will return before the Millennium so the 144,00 can preach before the Millennium happens. Another theory is that only 12,000 from each tribe of the lost `10 tribes are gathered in before the Millennium to fill the ranks of the 144,000, then after the Millennium begins, the rest of the masses of those tribes are gathered in. All who accept the gospel of course.)

-Joseph Fielding Smith: Adam dwelt on this American continent. But when he did, it wasn’t the American continent or even the western hemisphere. The land was all in one place, and the water was all in one place. No Atlantic ocean separated the hemispheres. The creation account even tells that God caused the water to gather in one place, as well as the land. Then in Genesis we read of a time where the earth was divided. That means the land was actually divided, not just a sociology statement. The land returning to its original form is part of the great restoration. John saw this and said that every island will flee, and mountains are not found. P239-240

-In JS 2:27, Moroni said to Joseph Smith: those who come with the Lord at his Second Coming will be who burn the wicked. P240-241 (Thus it won’t be bombs that do it! (*Though I say some bombs could do some of the job, then these that come finish the job.)) Also in D&C 29:9 the Lord says he will burn the wicked.

-3 Ne. 26:3 the elements will melt. P240

– Orson F Whitney: The earth was baptized with water at the time of Noah, and it is to be burned, baptized with fire and the Holy Ghost in the day of the coming of the Lord. P241

-Orson Pratt: As man becomes righteous man via baptism of water and the spirit, so does the earth become righteous earth. These purifying elements will come upon earth. P242

-Joseph Fielding Smith: Those who will be burned at the 2nd coming will be the telestial law livers. Those who have lived virtuously, and been honest, doing good to the best of their understanding, will survive, regardless of their beliefs and religious doctrine. P242

-Joseph Smith: we believe the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory. This means it will be like it was before there was death or evil in it. P243

-John Taylor: The Zion city of Enoch went into the sky. At the 2nd coming of Christ in glory, it will descend, and the city of Zion on earth which the Saints will have built up will ascend, and they will meet each other in the air, and fall on each others necks and kiss each other. They will be similar peoples. P243

-Joseph Fielding Smith: the prophecy of the marriage of the Lamb is about the 2nd coming of Christ and the feast the righteous will have with him at this time. The bridegroom represents Christ. P244

 

 

Ch15 the Millennium p247-268

-D&C 63:50-52 rather than lying down dead, you’ll be changed in the twinkling of an eye.

-Orson Pratt: in the Millennium mortals will mingle with immortals, but part of the glory of the immortals will probably be withheld from the mortals during the entire Millennium. Ancestors will mingle freely with their posterity. Mortals can be taught by immortals, which will prepare them in essential ways for when the earth will go through a greater change.

-Erastus Snow: Satan being removed from earth will cause earth itself and its atmosphere to improve; the curse will be removed; the elements will be sanctified; those growing up in the Millennium without sin won’t experience pain and sickness like we do because Satan won’t be involved; there will be no breach to the laws of life and health; no intemperance; no evil spirit to allure and draw into sin; the Spirit of the Lord will be with every person to guide him constantly; all will know the way of the Lord to such an extent that we won’t have to teach or encourage each other to do what is right. There will be good influence continually, and persons will grow up without sickness pain or death. P249-50

-Joseph Fielding Smith: Joseph Smith: There will still be wickedness on earth during the Millennium; those who won’t come to up to worship will be destroyed eventually from off of the face of the earth. When Joseph Smith refers to wicked in this statement, he is referring to those who have not yet embraced the gospel. D&C 84:49-53 says wicked means you have not embraced the gospel, and such a person is in a condition of being under the bondage of sin, having not been baptized. The terrestrial order will remain on the earth during the Millennium, and this class is without the gospel ordinances. P250

-Orson Pratt: People will be capable of sinning in the Millennium because they still have their agency. Wherever you find intelligent beings, there you will find agency, to some extent. Satan’s agency will be very limited when locked in the pit and unable to tempt men. If people sin in the Millennium it will be not because of being tempted by Satan, but of choosing to do so of their own free will. P251 (*I note that Satan is without light and truth which is intelligence so he ceases to be an object to act and becomes an object to be acted upon, one with minimal or no agency, because he has minimal or no intelligence, intelligence being defined as light and truth in the D&C.)

-Brigham Young: The Millennium consists in every heart in the Church and Kingdom of God being united as one; the Kingdom increasing to the overcoming of everything opposed to the economy of heaven, and Satan being bound with a seal set upon him. All else, eating drinking wearing clothing, will be as it is now. P 251 (*But note that 3 scriptures in the D&C say there will be no immodesty in the New Jerusalem; obviously BY is here referring to the fact that food and clothing continue in the Millennium; we also won’t eat meat in the Millennium, we see a few changes from how we do things now; TONS of changes; recall Nibley saying that we are a million miles away from how things are done in heaven, not even close)

-Orson Pratt: out of Zion will go forth the law; that law will be to regulate the nations; to teach them how to be saved; to inform all how to save themselves and their dead. P252

-1st Presidency Statement: When the Saints receive their inheritances, it will be by the authorized channels in the Church according to that order of government. P253

-Orson Pratt: The righteous dead get their inheritances, then the righteous living gets theirs. The Saints will get inheritances divided by lot based on their faithfulness in their stewardships. The revelation (D&C 88:95-110) shows that when the Saints are resurrected and caught up into heaven, and the Saints living caught up also, and the 7th trump blown, then the Saints shall receive their inheritances. Yes, the earth will be divided out to them. P254

-Orson Pratt: Jesus and the 12 Apostles will be in our midst. The 12 tribes will come back and 12 men sitting on 12 thrones in the land of Palestine will reign over them. Also the 12 disciples of  ancient America some 1800 years ago are to have their thrones. They’ll be judged by the Twelve at Jerusalem whom judge the remnant of the tribe of Joseph. They will have that work to do in the eternal worlds. P255

-Orson Pratt: To some of the Saints will be given 1 city to rule over, others 5, etc., according to their works in this life. The 12 will each have a throne to judge the 12 tribes of Israel. The tribes will need judging during the whole 1000 years they live on the earth; they will need judges in their midst to show them what is important for them to know. Along with them will be other judges who have proven worthy.  p256

-Brigham Young: When judgment is given to the Saints it will be because of their righteousness, that they’ll judge like the angels and gods in heaven; not like the present situation;  rather they’ll love justice kindness love mercy and truth. P256

-B.H. Roberts: the passage of Joel 2:18-9 refers to the Millennium: Everyone will have the spirit during the Millennium.

-Orson Pratt: When the knowledge of God covers the earth, even animals will manifest greater intelligence than they show now in their fallen condition. They’ll have language, and praise God. P260

-George Q. Cannon: When the will of God is written on peoples’ hearts, they’ll understand his law. This will be the case in the Millennium. P260

-Brigham Young: In the Millennium, people of other religions will come to Zion, wondering at the wisdom and knowledge of those people, and thinking that their wisdom is merely from the cunning and craftiness of men. Various religions won’t be allowed to persecute each other. Everyone will be required to bow the knee to confess that God rules the world, and that Jesus Christ is the redeemer thereof, of all humans and creatures therein, and once they do that, they’ll be allowed to go and worship whatever, even a white dog or the sun, and however they want as long as they mind their own business and leave they neighbors alone to let them also worship how they will. P262

-Brigham Young: You’ll be able to do the religion of your choice in the Millennium, but you won’t be able to take God the Father and Jesus Christ so lightly; you must confess their glory. P262

-Brigham Young: The kingdom that Daniel saw will actually make laws to protect every man in his rights, as our government does now, whether the religions of the people are true or false. Everyone will have sufficient evidence to believe in the New Testament and Jesus the Christ and the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith the prophet and revelator, but those who won’t humble themselves won’t join the Church, and thus they won’t get the benefits of the everlasting Priesthood. These people don’t live by every word that proceedeth from the mouth of God. All persons are capable of accepting these things. P263

-Brigham Young: During the Millennium there’ll still be millions who won’t believe Christ, but they will be obliged to acknowledge his kingly government. There is no true government on earth but the government of God, or the holy Priesthood. It is a perfect system of government. There is no other true government in heaven or upon the earth. Do not blame me for believing in a pure and holy government. P263

-Joseph Fielding Smith: The gospel will be taught with greater intensity and power during the millennium until all the inhabitants of the earth shall embrace it. Satan will be bound and unable to tempt man. Anyone who refuses the gospel in these circumstances will be cursed. Eventually in the millennium, every person will embrace the truth universally. It will become unnecessary to introduce people to the Lord. P264

-George Q. Cannon: In the millennium there will be neither disease nor crime, and we will do the temple work for the unnumbered millions who lived and died on the earth without hearing and obeying the plan of salvation. P264

-John Taylor: in the millennium 1000’s of temples will be in use. P265

-Wilford Woodruf: in the millennium there will be many temples in North and South America and Europe and many other places. All the posterity of Noah must be officiated for in temples before Christ can say “it is finished.” P265

-Brigham Young: Angels of God will reveal information we need to do temple work so all can be recorded correctly. Their relatives will officiate for them. The wicked will be cleansed and purified as by fire; some of them will be saved as by fire. P265

-Brigham Young: Resurrected bodies walk eat drink and enjoy. Those who are not yet resurrected are who do the temple ordinances. Those who are resurrected are who take orders from God on what is to be done. They’ll go into the temples and commune with God. When Saints have passed through death, they cannot officiate in this wicked world, but will dictate to those who are here.  P266

-Erastus Snow: The resurrection is soon upon us; Joseph Smith and the Elders of Israel will direct temple work, we will find this to be the case. This will continue in the Millennium. P266

-Orson Pratt: Ancient Patriarchs like Adam will come here to earth during the Millennium “from their ancient celestial world, where they were first made spiritual”; they will have a homestead here, and will gather with the faithful frequently; they will teach us many things we know not of which they have gained from dwelling with God; they will teach us what is to be enjoyed by those in the highest celestial kingdom; even those not yet resurrected, those still mortal, will learn these things from them; By degrees, we will at this time learn more than we are now capable of learning; these teachings will go forth until the whole earth is familiar with the ways and countinence of heaven and Christ. The Millennium is the great Sabbath of the creation. P267

 

 

Ch16 Events at the end of the earth p269-287

-Joseph Smith: the Battle of Gog and Magog will be after the Millennium; The remnant of nations that fight against Jerusalem were commanded to go up to Jerusalem to worship in the Millennium. P269

-George Q Cannon: When the adversary can’t tempt us, it’s from our obedience; and when we stop obeying, he can tempt us more. His best way of getting power over men is by their cupidity, avarice, and low selfish desires. P269

-Orson Pratt: After the Millennium, Satan can tempt people for a season, but not the resurrected beings. When they get their immortal bodies, Satan will have no power over them. The tempting will be to the posterity who aren’t yet resurrected. During the Millennium, many generations will live and become resurrected. When this generation of post-Millennium non-resurrected people sin, it will be open rebellion, not dwindling or ignorance as the Lamanites did. So great will be the power of Satan that he will gather them against the beloved city, and fire will come out of heaven and consume them. P270

-Rev. 12: 4, 7-9: The battle of Gog and Magog will be akin to the preexistence battle when Michael fought Satan and his forces. P270

-Orson Pratt: There will be government during the Millennium, and it will continue 1,000 years, then there will be a great divide away from it because of Satan. The Saints at this time will have become more numerous than ever before. They’ll be so large that they’ll have to pitch their tents round about the beloved city, it will not be large enough for them. Satan will gather every fallen angel from premortality and otherwise and all apostates. His army will be so great it will be able to come upon the Saints on all sides. Satan probably doesn’t understand all the designs of God. P271

-Rev. 20:9-10: Satan and all of his army will be destroyed forever. P272

-D&C 43:31-33 seems to say that the battle of Gog and Magog will be at the end of the Millennium, the fire on them then, and this marks the end of the Millennium. Then those still mortal all become resurrected. P272

-Rev. 20:11-15 Some ordering of events is as follows: God appears on a white throne, then earth and heaven flee, then judgment, then resurrection. P273

-Orson Pratt: After the Millennium and the little season after, in which Satan’s army marshals against the Saints, then the last trump sounds and the last resurrection occurs.  Jesus comes with greater glory than ever before at this time. Also at this time the glory of Jesus will cause the earth and heaven to flee. P273-4

-Orson Pratt: After Satan and his army are cast into hell, all will be judged, the white throne with Christ seated on it will be there, and when this happens the earth itself and the literal temporal heavens that are over them will flee away, and no place shall be found for them. P274

-D&C 29:26: the final resurrection happens before the earth passes away. P274

-Crowther: Thus the order apparently is: 1. The 2nd Resurrection. 2. Jesus appears on a white throne and the final judgment takes place. 3. Heaven and earth pass away. P274-5

-Orson Pratt: God will probably use agents to help him judge the dead. P279

-First Presidency Statement: The Saints will rule once they are crowned. That is why they are going to be crowned, to be rulers. P281

-Brigham Young: All of this dispensation of the fullness of times will be inspected and approved by Joseph Smith before they can enter heaven, the Holy City. Jehovah has decreed this. P282-3

-Heber C. Kimball: Joseph Smith had a vision showing that every member of the church who will be crowned kings and priests unto God will be conducted to the throne of God by Adam, one by one. P283

-D&C 63:20-21: Those who overcome are given an inheritance in earth once earth is translated. P283

-Brigham Young: In the Millennium there will be 1,000’s of temples. The Saints will receive inheritances of their own once all those assigned to this earth have been preached to, even the dead, and when Jesus presents the work as finished to his father, and the earth is placed in the cluster of the Celestial Kingdoms, and the Savior is crowned. Not until this will the Saints receive their everlasting inheritances. P283-4

-Orson Pratt: If we aren’t sanctified in the fullness of the gospel, if we fail to endure to the end, we will not dwell in the Celestial kingdom, but in a lesser creation prepared for such persons. There the glory of God will not be made manifest to the same extent. They will be governed by laws adapted for their inferior capacity and to the condition which they have plunged themselves in. They will suffer after this life, and they will not receive exaltation and glory and power in the presence of God the Eternal Father; they will fail to receive an everlasting inheritance on this earth.  p284

-D&C 88:25-6: The earth will die and be resurrected.

-Orson Pratt: Because of the fall of Adam, the earth must die. Fire will waste away its element. But, like the humans, because of Christ, it will also be born again, and be the same as it was when it first issued from the womb of chaos. P285

-Orson Pratt: Though all will be redeemed from the Fall of Adam, the original sin as some call it, we have great reason to fear that but few will be redeemed from their own sins. Those who are redeemed will receive the earth for an eternal inheritance.  The earth has been corrupted from the sins of men and hence needs redemption, and will receive such. P285-6

-Orson Pratt: Before the earth dies the New Jerusalem will be taken into heaven as well as the holy city. When these are taken up, the earth flees from Christ on his throne, and dies.  When earth dies, it will cease to exist as an organized globe. It won’t be a world capable of habitation. The globe will pass away. Fire will convert its elements into their original form. When the earth dies, it will return to its elemental state and will pass away into space. It then will be called back and resurrected just as the bodies of mankind will be. The power of bringing the earth back together will be by a power greater than any known to man. It will be by the power of God’s word. Death will no longer be connected with it as we see it is now. It will be the same as it was when the Lord first formed it.  P286

-Orson Pratt: Before earth dies, New Jerusalem on the western continent and Old Jerusalem on the eastern continent will go up into heaven. Then these cities with their glorified throng, will descend on resurrected earth and be the world capitals of the new creation. No whoremongerers or idolaters or murderers or sorcerers will be there. P286-7

 

 

Ch17 The Earth’s final state p289-295

-D&C 130:9: Sanctified earth will be immortal, like crystal, and will be an Urim and Thumim, and those dwelling thereon will know all things pertaining to lesser kingdoms. P289

-John speaks of the Holy Jerusalem to be 1377 miles in each of its 3 dimensions; this could be a way of putting the people onto the celestial earth; transporting them thereto after its death and resurrection. The cubit numbers is all 12’s and compounds of 12, and thus may have dual meaning of God’s presence, the whole city being a Holy of Holies.

-Rev. 21:24-7: There’ll be kings and nations on the Celestial earth.

-Rev. 22:1: A river of water of life will proceed out from Gods throne on the Celestial earth.

-Orson Pratt: Jesus in the Millennium will have a throne in Zion (the New Jerusalem in Missouri) and another throne in the temple at Jerusalem (Palestine). The original 12 Apostles will be with him. After 1,000 years, Jesus leaves to visit people on other planets for whom he is Lord. Celestial worlds are, by and by, after their temporal state, glorified together. Then from then on, there will be no veil between God and his people who are sanctified and glorified, and Jesus will not be in the need of withdrawing from one to see another, for they will all be in his presence. P292

-Orson Pratt: No matter which Celestial place you are you’ll be able to see God at all times no matter where God is dwelling, because the only thing shutting us from the presence of God are the fall and the veil, and those will have ended. This will be the case despite even millions of miles of distance between you. You’ll see each other as easily as one person sees another whom is in the same room. This is perfect redemption, enjoying His presence always. This is only for Celestial exalted people. A channel of communication. Those who are made like him will be able to see, understand, and converse with each other though they be millions and millions of miles apart. P292-3

-Rev. 21:4: No more sorrow pain or death.

-Orson Pratt: When this earth in its wonderful Celestialized state gets full, more worlds will be created for the posterity of the exalted beings. Yes they continue to have posterity. P294

-D&C 29:23-5; 77:2 Animals will also be resurrected, and not one hair of their head to be lost, for it is the workmanship of Gods hand.

-Orson Pratt: Generations of the children of exalted people on the earth will dwell here on this earth when it’s celestialized  until it’s too full for them, then they’ll create more worlds. Exalted beings indeed continue to have children of their own, the same as you and I were before we took these mortal tabernacles. P294

-Orson Pratt: Like the resurrected Lord, exalted beings will be able to go from one world to another. Heaven is not one place, but many. It is many worlds. New worlds continue to be made for the offspring of exalted beings. P295

 

Appendix 2: Analysis of the White Horse Prophecy:

-Brigham Young: there will be a time of wrath of God upon the whole earth; at this time, it is at the Rocky Mountains, there the Saints to be hid. p31

 

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Here are some things I recall reading in the text but can’t find the page for or who said it:

-Brigham Young: dreaded day when LDS would be popular. He would rather we live in tents with Indians than partake in Babylon

-even those of South America must march to the New Jerusalem in Missouri

– The rest of the world won’t notice him Christ at the New Jerusalem, but the city will be shining and they will notice that.

-Patriarch: we will have a bomb war with Russia.

-Judah return and Jerusalem temple rebuilt before 2nd coming.

-time of total is division to come: either totally with the LDS Church or against.

-God’s sermons of destruction after missionaries called home.

-Gentiles reject the gospel then the missionaries are assigned to Israel.

-LDS and U.S. Indians to unite.

 

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