Short Post

We are about a month from the election. What does that mean for you? Each individual will be affected differently depending upon where they live and their relationship with the Lord. Things are going to get rough, and it will subside before the real trials come. Don’t lose hope. Trust in the Lord.

My love to each of you.

PR

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My Wife’s New Blog

My first post in six months!

I haven’t added any posts to this blog for a long time because I have been instructed to hold back for the time being. My dear wife has been reviewing her journals and prayerfully selecting what she feels prompted to share. Because of her time constraints, her ability to post frequently and answer questions is limited. She uses the acronym DOZ, which is short for Daughter of Zion. Her blog is called “Created to Belong,” which she received by personal revelation.

Her first post is a kind of introduction to the blog, but like me she will say little about personal details and focus on the journey and experiences that have helped her find the Lord. Having the feminine view of a walk with God will be valuable to many of the sisters.

I am truly blessed to have her as my wife and her support has made a great difference in coming to the know the Lord for me.

Go to this link and follow her page: https://createdtobelong.wordpress.com/blog/

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It’s Just the Beginning

I once knew a person who had a special experience with the Lord, they heard His voice, saw Him standing near them, but they could not see past the light surrounding Him. They were so disappointed they could not see His face. The vision was very powerful, filled with great light and love and was an anchor to their testimony. They knew it was real, but asked, “Why could I not see Him?” I responded, “Did you ask to hold His hand?”

Often the Lord gives us spiritual witnesses in degrees according to our faith. But, what does that mean? How much faith is required? Am I not doing all that is asked? The definition I use for “great faith” is seeking revelation and acting upon it. We go through a process of ascending one hill at a time until we reach the summit.

Are you seeking to know Him, and love Him to a greater degree than ever before? What are your motives? Is it to be His servant or to gratify a curiosity? Are you patient in this journey trusting in Him? You know, most will give up and needlessly wait until the next life before they come to Him. What are you doing now to prepare to meet Him?

The Lord has taught us His Gospel, which we refer to as the Doctrine of Christ. He has described to us the path that leads to Eternal Life. We read in the Book of Mormon about this path as it is described by many of the prophets and then given to us in great detail in 3 Nephi, chapters 11-12.

But then, as we grow in our faith we seek to know Him more intimately, and the promise is that we shall find Him.

The first time I went beyond the vision and had the full experience with my Lord it was overwhelming, yet profoundly gentle. As I approached Him I did not walk up and face Him directly. I came and bowed myself down and held His hands, I touched His feet, and then I rose up and embraced Him. I looked toward his face and saw the side of it. He was taller than me. He had a soft smile. I then stood before Him in all His radiance! It was a gradual progression of intimacy. This has been the process from the beginning. We grow in the relationship, line upon line, until we can know Him, and ask our questions, and receive the needed blessings. This is the destiny of every person who will receive Eternal Life, and then it feels like its just the beginning!

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New Diagrams

I have recently posted new diagrams including a new one today called, “The Order of the Heavens.” The purpose of these diagrams is to help you to better understand the structure of these things as I understand them. Please pray for your own confirmation.

The Order of the Heavens

Light and Dark Spiritual Kingdoms of the Earth

Twelve Hierarchies of Angels

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Title Page of the Book of Mormon

In the current edition of the published Book of Mormon is a “Title Page,” translated by Joseph Smith from the record, and placed at the beginning of the book like we typically see for a title page. But this is not where Moroni placed it:

“I wish also to mention here, that the Title Page of the Book of Mormon is a literal translation, taken from the very last leaf, on the left hand side of the collection or book of plates, which contained the record which has been translated; the language of the whole running same as all Hebrew writing in general; and that, said Title Page is not by any means a modern composition either of mine or of any other man’s who has lived or does live in this generation”  – Joseph Smith (The Joseph Smith Papers, History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]).

This is the last notes left by Moroni after writing chapter 10 of his own writings. He felt prompted to write one last thing, to fill the space on the plates to emphasize who the record was made for. As with the rest of the record, there was no punctuation or chapters.

The Book of Mormon, [the actual title given from Moroni] an account written by the hand of Mormon upon plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi; wherefore, it is an abridgment of the record of the people of Nephi, and also of the Lamanites [the words of two great peoples]—written to the Lamanites [Native American peoples who are decedents of these people], who are a remnant of the house of Israel; and also to Jew and Gentile—written by way of commandment [revelation from God], and also by the spirit of prophecy and of revelation [ Prophecy is to say what the Lord directs, revelation is to do as the Lord directs and to understand His ways.]—written and sealed up [Closed from the world], and hid up unto the Lord, that they might not be destroyed—to come forth by the gift and power of God [the gift of Translation] unto the interpretation thereof—sealed by the hand of Moroni, and hid up unto the Lord, to come forth in due time by way of the Gentile [They were hid more than once until they had their final resting place in the Hill Cummorah.]—the interpretation thereof by the gift of God. An abridgment taken from the Book of Ether also, which is a record of the people of Jared, who were scattered at the time the Lord confounded the language of the people, when they were building a tower to get to heaven [Tower of Babel]—which is to show unto the remnant of the house of Israel what great things the Lord hath done for their fathers; and that they may know the covenants of the Lord [The fullness of the Everlasting Covenant, which shall be unsealed at the great day when the Lamanites shall be converted.], that they are not cast off forever—and also to the convincing of the Jew and Gentile that Jesus is the Christ [And this event shall lead the way to the final conversion of the House of Israel.], the Eternal God, manifesting himself unto all nations [Through His servants, the Anointed 144k, the Saviors on Mount Zion, the Just Men and Women Made Perfect, the Fourth Estate]—and now, if there are faults [in the translation] they are the mistakes of men; wherefore, condemn not the things of God, that ye may be found spotless at the judgment-seat of Christ. [These mistakes are not to be laid upon Mormon or Moroni, or even Joseph Smith. They are the misunderstood false traditions that have given meaning to certain words that allow their true meaning to be veiled.]

“Behold, it is finished.” [Moroni’s last words regarding the writings.]

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