And, finding there was greater happiness and peace and rest for me, I sought for the blessings of the fathers, and the right whereunto I should be ordained to administer the same (Abraham, vs 2)

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Awful Situation Part 3: Second Coming: Words of Isaiah

I expect you have read my other posts leading up to this one.
Part 1 (The Awful Situation)
Part 2 (Kingdom of the Devil inside the Kingdom of God)

It wouldn't hurt to read the Cleansing of the Church too for many scriptural references. Yes I know my posts are too long :)

Do you want to survive the coming days?

D&C 39:18
And inasmuch as they do repent and receive the fulness of my gospel, and become sanctified, I will stay mine hand in judgment.
This is the only way to remove the judgments of God from us. This is how we remove the Condemnation that rests upon ALL, even the whole church (D&C 84). 

1) Receive the fulness of the my gospel (fulness of the priesthood <-> Jesus Christ <-> His Power)
2) Become Sanctified

See this is what Moses tried to do (D&C 84:23-25) and every other prophet, sanctify his people that they might behold the face of God. There is no other way, or people that can survive his coming (D&C 101:12). Only those seeking His face will ever receive these blessings. God will not give us something we are not seeking after and we should be doing it NOW.

Only those who are seeking his face shall abide the day of his coming and posses their souls (D&C 101:38). Only those who are able to endure his presence when he comes will make it else "they that come shall burn them" (JSH vs 37 angel quoting malachi). For he will come in judgement and if you are not prepared to meet your God you will not be able to enter into His glory.

"Seek the face of the Lord always, that in patience ye shall posses your souls" and receive eternal life (D&C 101:38). This section is about the redemption of Zion. You cannot posses your soul on any other law. Some believe all you must do is see Christ around you and that is enough. Some feel you do not need to behold him here and now. While its true we don't need to see him to believe in Him and to some it is given by the gift of the Holy Ghost to "know God" and others to "believe on their words" we must seek after Him as our second Comforter and than in Gods timing the blessings will occur if we are humbly seeking, for to Know God is to receive a covenant by Him. There is no other way for this covenant, no temple, no ordinance, except the Ordinance which He and Him alone, bestows upon you through the veil.
Entering into His presence is a by-product. It is as a result of the way you live. It is not the "goal."

Watching Always:
32 ¶But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
33 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.
34 For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.
35 Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:
36 Lest coming suddenly he find you asleeping.
37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
D&C 45:44....
44 And then they shall look for me, and, behold, I will come; and they shall see me in the clouds of heaven, clothed with power and great glory; with all the holy angels; and he that watches not for me shall be cut off.
If you are not watching the parable goes, you will be found asleep.

Isaiah To Be Fulfilled Shortly
3 Nephi 23:1-3
1 And now, behold, I say unto you, that ye ought to search these things. Yea, a commandment I give unto you that ye search these things diligently; for great are the words of Isaiah.
2 For surely he spake as touching all things concerning my people which are of the house of Israel; therefore it must needs be that he must speak also to the Gentiles.3 And all things that he spake have been and shall be, even according to the words which he spake. 
3 Nephi 20:11-12
11 Ye remember that I spake unto you, and said that when the words of Isaiah should be fulfilled—behold they are written, ye have them before you, therefore search them—
12 And verily, verily, I say unto you, that when they shall be fulfilled then is the fulfilling of the covenant which the Father hath made unto his people, O house of Israel.
Awake Awake!
Isaiah tells us only those that AWAKE! can bring forth Zion.
24 Awake, awake, put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city; for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.
25 Shake thyself from the dust; arise, sit down, O Jerusalem; loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion. (2 Nephi 8:24-25)
Awake, Arise. Those who do not will not be ready for the day of his coming.

Awake to what?
Arise to what?

The problem with Israel is the slumber that keeps them from awakening to their awful situation and repenting of their sins. Jacob sees the end of time, and Israel still slumbers and cannot establish Zion because of their deep sleep. They must awake, put on the strength of salvation or priesthood, shed their filth for beautiful garments, and cease association with the unclean and uncircumcised. (2 Ne. 8: 24.) Zion will not otherwise come to pass.
And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not (Genesis 28:16).
Zion evades those who desire it because they are too ill-educated, thinking their scholarship has merit and the Holy Spirit does not. (2 Ne. 9: 29.) They are rich, and think it a good thing rather than a hindrance. (2 Ne. 9: 30.) They will not hear, and therefore are as good as deaf. This form of deafness prevents them from hearing the warning and so they will perish in their ignorance of the truth. (2 Ne. 9: 31.) They are also deliberately blind, refusing to see the truth when it is presented to them. (2 Ne. 9: 32.) They are uncircumcised, liars, whoring after other gods, and worshiping idols. (2 Ne. 9: 33-37.)

Awake Arise!
A religion that allows you to foolishly waste the days of your probation will not save you. That religion is NOT the faith that Abraham followed or that Jesus Christ taught. A religion that does not require the sacrifice of all things will never allow one to have faith unto life and salvation.

Awake to our awful situations and the sins that beset you now (even though you may think you are a righteous generation)

Arise to the situation and do the works of Abraham and follow the holy spirit as your guide. Turn to Christ and He alone.

Power of God will Save you Only
This is the same subject as the fulness of the priesthood.
For without this no man can see the face of God, even the Father, and live.  (D&C 84:22) 
Section 132 talks about this power. (This is NOT authority) As President Joseph Fielding Smith said "Authority and Priesthood are two different things." (Relief Society Magazine, Jan. 1959, p. 4.). Only God through the Holy ghost can bestow that.
45 For I have conferred upon you the keys and power of the priesthood, wherein I restore all things, and make known unto you all things in due time.    46 And verily, verily, I say unto you, that whatsoever you seal on earth shall be sealed in heaven; and whatsoever you bind on earth, in my name and by my word, saith the Lord, it shall be eternally bound in the heavens; and whosesoever sins you remit on earth shall be remitted eternally in the heavens; and whosesoever sins you retain on earth shall be retained in heaven.    47 And again, verily I say, whomsoever you bless I will bless, and whomsoever you curse I will curse, saith the Lord; for I, the Lord, am thy God.    48 And again, verily I say unto you, my servant Joseph, that whatsoever you give on earth, and to whomsoever you give any one on earth, by my word and according to my law, it shall be visited with blessings and not cursings, and with my power, saith the Lord, and shall be without condemnation on earth and in heaven.  [you see this is how one removes the condemnation they are under]   49 For I am the Lord thy God, and will be with thee even unto the end of the world, and through all eternity; for verily I seal upon you your exaltation, and prepare a throne for you in the kingdom of my Father, with Abraham your father.    50 Behold, I have seen your sacrifices, and will forgive all your sins; I have seen your sacrifices in obedience to that which I have told you. Go, therefore, and I make a way for your escape, as I accepted the offering of Abraham of his son Isaac.
This is directly related to receiving ones calling and election made sure. They have seen their sacrifices and remember Lecture 2 in Lectures on faith? I quoted in another post " in the last days, before the Lord comes, he is to gather together his saints who have made a covenant with him by sacrifice" and why is that? Because it is what is required to receive the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the new and everlasting covenant and obtain a promise. The covenant that "cannot be broken" that the whole world will not be utterly wasted when he comes. The only way to have "perfect faith".

Trial for the Saints
Avraham Gives us a key into the words of Isaiah for the trials ahead in his Book Isaiah Decoded.
“Another trial God’s people face is the tendency by some to control others’ spiritual lives. Driven by an ungodly loathing of those more zealous for God than themselves, certain “brethren” – religious leader- misuse their authority by acting “holier than thou.” Contrary to counsel Jesus gave, they pull out the wheat with the tares, excommunicating and blacklisting those whom they cannot bear. These suffer the misfortune of being social outcasts, of being treated as heretics and apostates. They must deal with the paradox of so-called men of God—“shepherds” of the people—making a pretense of mediating God’s covenant while, in fact, persecuting them in his name. (Isaiah 56:3, 10-12; 61:7; 66:5.)

Ezekiel, too, describes false brethren as “shepherds” who, instead of feeding the flock, scatter and drive it away. They feed themselves from the fattest. They don’t care for the sick to bind them up nor rescue those astray. The sheep wander wherever they can, becoming a prey to “wild beasts”- forces foreign and hostile to God. God responds by raising up his servant, who gathers the outcasts from whence they are scattered. God appoints his servant as his people’s “prince” and “shepherd,” establishing his covenant with those he gathers. (Ezekiel 34). Ezekiel’s scenario thus parallels Isaiah’s, except that Ezekiel emphasizes the shepherds’ abuses whereas Isaiah highlights how people handle them.

In the end, those who claim God’s authority in support of their unrighteous leadership see their worst fears realized- they lose their place in the kingdom of God. God brings them to judgment and releases them as shepherds. They themselves become prey to “wild beasts.” The shame they brought on others comes on themselves in full. Isaiah likens persecution by false brethren to the Woman Zion, God’s spouse, going into labor, also called the ”birthpangs of the Messiah.” She gives birth to God’s “son” or servant, and to “nation” of God’s children. This nation consists of those whom the servant gathers, who ascend to zion/Jerusalem. (Isaiah 55:4-5; 56:8-11; 61:1-3; 66:5-9.)
"The tares choke the wheat and drive the church into the wilderness" (D&C 86:3).

Mormon 8
Mormon Chapter 8.
23 Search the prophecies of Isaiah. Behold, I cannot write them. Yea, behold I say unto you, that those saints who have gone before me, who have possessed this land, shall cry, yea, even from the dust will they cry unto the Lord; and as the Lord liveth he will remember the covenant which he hath made with them.
24 And he knoweth their prayers, that they were in behalf of their brethren. And he knoweth their faith, for in his name could they remove mountains; and in his name could they cause the earth to shake; and by the power of his word did they cause prisons to tumble to the earth; yea, even the fiery furnace could not harm them, neither wild beasts nor poisonous serpents, because of the power of his word.
25 And behold, their prayers were also in behalf of him that the Lord should suffer to bring these things forth.
26 And no one need say they shall not come, for they surely shall, for the Lord hath spoken it; for out of the earth shall they come, by the hand of the Lord, and none can stay it; and it shall come in a day when it shall be said that miracles are done away; and it shall come even as if one should speak from the dead.
27 And it shall come in a day when the blood of saints shall cry unto the Lord, because of secret combinations and the works of darkness.
28 Yea, it shall come in a day when the power of God shall be denied, and churches become defiled and be lifted up in the pride of their hearts; yea, even in a day when leaders of churches and teachers shall rise in the pride of their hearts, even to the envying of them who belong to their churches.
29 Yea, it shall come in a day when there shall be heard of fires, and tempests, and vapors of smoke in foreign lands;
[Still future!]
30 And there shall also be heard of wars, rumors of wars, and earthquakes in divers places.
31 Yea, it shall come in a day when there shall be great pollutions upon the face of the earth; there shall be murders, [I have given a different definition for murder by Alma, causing souls to perish] and robbing, and lying, and deceivings, and whoredoms, and all manner of abominations; when there shall be many who will say, Do this, or do that, and it mattereth not, for the Lord will uphold such at the last day. But wo unto such, for they are in the gall of bitternessand in the bonds of iniquity.
32 Yea, it shall come in a day when there shall be churches built up that shall say: Come unto me, and for your money you shall be forgiven of your sins.
33 O ye wicked and perverse and stiffnecked people, why have ye built up churches unto yourselves to get gain? Why have ye transfigured the holy word of God, that ye might bring damnation upon your souls? Behold, look ye unto the revelations of God; for behold, the time cometh at that day when all these things must be fulfilled.
34 Behold, the Lord hath shown unto me great and marvelous things concerning that which must shortly come, at that day when these things shall come forth among you.
35 Behold, I speak unto you as if ye were present, and yet ye are not. But behold, Jesus Christ hath shown you unto me, and I know your doing.  
[You see he SAW US Today. Now before all these things were fulfilled he is trying to warn us to awaken to our awful situation before we all perish.
36 And I know that ye do walk in the pride of your hearts; and there are none save a few only who do not lift themselves up in the pride of their hearts, unto the wearing of cvery fine apparel, unto envying, and strifes, and malice, and persecutions, and all manner of iniquities; and your churches, yea, even every one, have become polluted because of the pride of your hearts.
37 For behold, ye do love money, and your substance, and your fine apparel, and the adorning of your churches, more than ye love the poor and the needy, the sick and the afflicted.
38 O ye pollutions, ye hypocrites, ye teachers, who sell yourselves for that which will canker, why have ye polluted the holy church of God? Why are ye ashamed to take upon you the name of Christ? Why do ye not think that greater is the value of an endless happiness than that misery which never dies—because of the praise of the world?
39 Why do ye adorn yourselves with that which hath no life, and yet suffer the hungry, and the needy, and the naked, and the sick and the afflicted to pass by you, and notice them not?
40 Yea, why do ye build up your secret abominations to get gain, and cause that widows should mourn before the Lord, and also orphans to mourn before the Lord, and also the blood of their fathers and their husbands to cry unto the Lord from the ground, for vengeance upon your heads?
41 Behold, the sword of vengeance hangeth over you; and the time soon cometh that he avengeth the blood of the saints upon you, for he will not suffer their cries any longer.
The Keys of God
1 May 1842 (Sunday Morning). Grove. 
Manuscript History of the Churchpages 119 - 120 I preached in the grove on the keys of the Kingdom, Charity &c The keys are certain signs and words by which false spirits and personages may be detected from true, which cannot be revealed to the Elders till the Temple is completed —The rich can only get them in the Temple—the poor may get them on the Mountain top as did Moses. The rich cannot be saved without Charity, giving to feed the poor when and how God requires as well as building. There are signs in heaven, earth, and hell, the Elders must know them all to be endowed with power, to finish their work and prevent imposition. The devil knows many signs but does not know the sign of the Son of Man, or Jesus. No one can truly say he knows God {7} until he has handled something, and this can only be in the Holiest of Holies.
You see, if you want to be endowed with power it is not enough to "go to a temple" but to receive what the official ordinance represents, its invitation is simple, receive the tokens and become like Him. I've talked about this in my post "Declare These Things Part 2" but I will requote this. Now ponder that with the image.

7. Represents God sitting upon his throne, revealing through the heavens the grand Key-words of the Priesthood; as, also, the sign of the Holy Ghost unto Abraham, in the form of a dove. (Book of Abraham Facsimile 2)

Remeber the temple is another symbol for US. When Jesus said not one stone would be left of the temple the people thought it talked about the structure, but he was referring to his own body and sacrifice. Our bodies are the temple of God. And no unclean thing can enter therein or abide in you. This all points to our inner spiritual self. A State of being. We begin to see the kingdom of God within ourselves, when we finally have it manifested we will have taken His countenance upon us and we will be like Him.

Asleep, Slumber 
The parable earlier of the watcher mentioned awake from your sleep.

Isaiah explains more of this. I will post some commentary from Avraham Gileadi as well.
29:10 Jehovah has poured out on you  a spirit of deep sleep:
he has shut your eyes, the prophets;
      he has covered your heads, the seers
God’s people who are here addressed are chronically delusional to the point of being in a “deep sleep” (tardēmâ). Having procrastinated the day of their salvation by preoccupying themselves with dreamlike fantasies, they become “bewildered” (těmāhû)and “cry for help” (šōcû) when God’s judgments come upon them. As a people’s leaders generally reflect the people themselves, so all are “drunk” (šakrû) and “stagger” (nā û) spiritually. The prophets and seers—the people’s “eyes” (ēnayîm) and “heads” (rōᐣšîm)—can’t enlighten them to spiritual realities because they too slumber. (
We all begin in this deep sleep when we are born into this world. The question is will YOU Awake! Awake! That you may Arise?

Woe! All is Well in Zion
21 And others will he[satan] pacify, and lull them away into carnal security, that they will say: All is well in Zion; yea, Zion prospereth, all is well—and thus the devil cheateth their souls, and leadeth them away carefully down to hell.
24 Therefore, wo be unto him that is at ease in Zion!
25 Wo be unto him that crieth: All is well! (2 Nephi 28)
The work is hastening! The temples are going up! The members are increasing! All is well isn't it? What does this verse mean? Is it referring to something else?

Hastening of the Work That We May See It
18 Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope: 
19 That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!
 (Isaiah 5:18-19)
Solemn meetings:
Isaiah warns us of the following.
11 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the Lord: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.
12 When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?
13 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.
14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.
15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.
16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. (Isaiah 1:11-18)
The Jews omitted the weightier law (Matthew 23). Judgment, mercy, and faith which is shown by Isaiah. They omitted the weightier law. The purpose for the meetings was to relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.

The things we are taught to do with "fasting", "meet together oft" and with "prayer and fasting". The way to do a true fast is to do this in verse 17, relieve the burdens of others. The sacrifices meant nothing without this. It was dead works. Isaiah tells us the same thing how to truly fast in Isaiah 58. Than he says if we do these things these meetings and the fast is acceptable in His eyes.
"Even their spiritual gatherings and assemblies God “cannot approve” because those who attend them are encumbered with offenses. Their “wickedness”—their unrepented sins and iniquities—renders their religious devotion a mockery." (Avraham gildeadi, Chapter 1 Commentary)
Fasting and the Sabbath
In Chapter 58 Isaiah explains what must be done to make the sabath day acceptable in His eyes. I will use Avraham Gildeadi again for come commentary.
If you will keep your feet from trampling the Sabbath—
from achieving your own ends on my holy day—
and consider the Sabbath a delight,
the holy day of Jehovah venerable,
and if you will honor it
by refraining from your everyday pursuits
from occupying yourselves with your own affairs
and speaking of business matters— (Isaiah 58:13)
Verses 6-8
Is not this the fast I require:
To release from wrongful bondage,
to untie the harness of the yoke,
to set the oppressed at liberty
and abolish all forms of subjection? 
Is it not to share your food with the hungry,
to bring home the wretchedly poor,
and when you see men underclad to clothe them,
and not to neglect your own kin? (vs 6-7)
Then shall your light break through like the dawn and your healing speedily appear;your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of Jehovah will be your rearguard.  (vs 8)
So we start off with a people who are an outward form of observance, but are inwardly lacking the essence, they haven’t really caught on. And the Servant is sent to them, to call them to repentance, to declare their transgressions to them. Even though they are going through religious observance, it means very little, because they are two-faced. Then he says, “Do this and this and this. And if you will do that, then your light will break through like the dawn, like the dawning of the Millennium.” … your healing speedily appear; your righteousness will go before you, …the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. 
That is exodus imagery. In other words, you will participate in the Exodus. Which Exodus? The one that comes before the Destruction. When Lot is taken out of Sodom, before Sodom is destroyed by a rain of fire and brimstone. The Lord’s Servant will lead them out as Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt. And the plagues or covenant curses come upon Babylon. They will be led out to safety. Who will? Those who release from wrongful bondage, who untie the harness of the yoke, who set the oppressed at liberty, who abolish all forms of subjection, who share their food with the hungry, who bring home the wretchedly poor, who, when they see men underclad, clothe them, and who don’t neglect their own kin: they will. And the light and righteousness are metaphors of the Lord’s Servant. Their light shall break through like the dawn. Like the dawn appears, and starts to get light over the mountains, over the horizon. The sun hasn’t come up yet, but it’s getting lighter and lighter and lighter. That will be like for these people. They’ll come out of darkness, from the state of darkness that they are in now, which caused them to be so two-faced. One the one hand they think they are righteous: they pray every day, they go through the motions of religious observance, but they’re not getting any blessings. Well, that darkness will disappear and they will be brought into His marvelous light. So it’s a conversion process. And then when the Lord comes, He’s like sun that pops over the horizon and they will be prepared to receive Him at that time. The Servant is the light that prepares the way. He is appointed as a light to the nations in Chapters 42 to 49. And as the Lord heals him, so he heals them. The Servant does for the Lord’s people what the Lord does for him. They are healed then. 
Your righteousness will go before you, That’s the Servant. Yes, first of all it is your literal righteousness. It is because you are righteous in doing those things. When you do those things that He says here, you are righteous. That’s the terms of God’s covenant that He requires of you. And then you will qualify for salvation, salvation in the form of an Exodus. Who leads the Exodus? The Servant does. So on a metaphorical level the one who leads the Exodus is the Servant. Your righteousness goes before you like Moses leading the Exodus of the Lord’s people out of Egypt. And the glory of the Lord accompanies them, will be there rear guard, protect them from the Egyptians who try to harass them from the rear. Is that all? No, there’s more.
Drunkards of Ephraim
28:1 Woe to the garlands of glory of the drunkards of Ephraim! Their crowning splendor has become as fading wreaths on the heads of athe opulenta overcome with wine. shall be trodden underfoot. on the heads of athe opulent,a shall be like the first-ripe fruit before summer harvest: he who sees it devours it28:3 The proud garlands of the drunkards of Ephraim28:4 And the fading wreaths, the crowns of glory the moment he has hold of it.
Drunkards, or being drunk is a symbol of deception. The destruction that awaits Ephraim is severe for they will be trodden underfoot in the last days. (See 3 Nephi 16)

Vomit, Weaned from milk 
28:7  These too have indulged in wine
      and are giddy with strong drink:
priests and prophets have gone astray through liquor.
      They are intoxicated with wine
and stagger because of strong drink;
      they err as seers, they blunder in their decisions.
      and are giddy with strong drink:
28:8  For all tables are filled with vomit;
      no spot is without excrement.

28:9       Whom shall he give instruction?
Whom shall he enlighten with revelation?
Weanlings weaned from milk,

      those just taken from the breast? 

28:10     For it is but precept upon precept,
      precept upon precept,
measure by measure, measure by measure;
      a trifle here, a trifle there. 

Avraham explains on his website,
Tables Full of Vomit—The Learning of Men
Isaiah spares no words when indicting God’s people, particularly their leaders. When he says of Ephraim’s priests and prophets, “All tables are full of vomit; no spot is without excrement” (Isaiah 28:8), the meaning is figurative. The context of the entire chapter relates to Ephraim’s self-deception, its reluctance to receive direct revelation from God, instead relying solely on the basic learning method of “line upon line, precept upon precept” (Isaiah 28:10). Half-digested truths are regurgitated for God’s people to swallow, so much that God has to intervene and restore his word, but not until that state of affairs has provoked God’s judgments (Isaiah 28:11–22).
When Sabbath meetings, fast days, and temple attendance become mere routine (Isaiah 1:10–15; 58:1–3), when people’s piety toward God “consists of commandments of men learned by rote” while their hearts remain far from him (Isaiah 29:13), when his people and their prophets and seers fall into a deep sleep (Isaiah 29:10), God intervenes both for good and for evil. For good, when he “lay[s] in Zion a stone, a keystone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation” (Isaiah 28:16). For good, when he brings forth “the words of the book” (Isaiah 29:18). For evil, when he brings “a flooding scourge” upon those who mock at how God intervenes (Isaiah 28:14–22).
Faith Like the brother of Jared
6 For the Lord said unto me: They shall not go forth unto the Gentiles until the day that they shall repent of their iniquity, and become clean before the Lord.
7 And in that day that they shall exercise faith in me, saith the Lord, even as the brother of Jared did, that they may become sanctified in me, then will I manifest unto them the things which the brother of Jared saw, even to the unfolding unto them all my revelations, saith Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Father of the heavens and of the earth, and all things that in them are. (Ether 4:6-7)
The vision of all! Just like Joseph received in D&C 76. When the people become clean. They can finally build up Zion because it delays no longer. (D&C 105:11-13) Unfortunately only a few will. For they will think all is well because the rest of the people are doing exactly what they are doing, and of course they are a righteous people! A Chosen generation.

When its all said and Done
… I may believe that Enoch walked with God. I may believe that Abraham communed with God and conversed with angels. I may believe that Isaac obtained a renewal of the covenant made to Abraham by the direct voice of the Lord. I may believe that Jacob conversed with holy angels and heard the word of his Maker, that he wrestled with the angel until he prevailed and obtained a blessing. I may believe that Elijah was taken to heaven in a chariot of fire with fiery horses. I may believe that the saints saw the Lord and conversed with him face to face after his resurrection. I may believe that the Hebrew church came to Mount Zion and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels. I may believe that they looked into eternity and saw the Judge of all, and Jesus, the Mediator of the new covenant.

But will all this purchase an assurance for me, or waft me to the regions of eternal day with my garments spotless, pure, and white? Or, must I not rather obtain for myself, by my own faith and diligence in keeping the commandments of the Lord, an assurance of salvation for myself? And have I not an equal privilege with the ancient saints? And will not the Lord hear my prayers and listen to my cries as soon as he ever did to theirs if I come to him in the manner they did?
(Chapter 10: Prayer and Personal Revelation,” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith, (2007), 125–34)

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