Thursday, October 18, 2018

No Laughing Matter?

Source from the CBC story: see footnote 1
We just finished listening to an incredibly light-hearted interview on CBC's “As It Happens.”1 It concerned the erection of a guillotine on a Brooklyn rooftop. We might have learned something if the CBC host had researched and followed up the witness interview with an interview of someone who knew something of import. Who owns the building? Who erected the “work”? Are there any more of these around the country? Have any working guillotines been purchased recently for use in the USA? By whom and how many? Are the rumors of 30,000 credible? Are that many needed to service the recent legislative proposals for guillotine use in capital crimes?2

Makes one wonder: Could this Brooklyn guillotine be another (supposed) karma dump3 upon gullible, naïve, myopic “deplorables”? one more dark “revelation” in a long line of dark “revelations” presented in movies, half-time shows, concerts, music videos, high-end commercials, art work, theatre, etc.? one more mockery of the unsuspecting? one more justification to jeer at those who seeing see not?

Can Fema camps, guillotines, stockpiled coffins, etc. all be debunked? Or is much of the debunking of “conspiracies” just another psy-op to keep us asleep to the déjà vu of forever recycling conspiracies in pursuit of power and gain?4

When will we wake-up5 to the depth of corruption, criminality, and rampant psychopathy that is running this world toward the fulfillment of the Georgia Guidestones?6 toward a World Order (WO)7 that is designed to burst forth with a suddenness that will be paralyzing for those who have been unbelievers8 in the reality of evil and the massive frauds and deceptions orchestrated by mortal demons and their order-followers?

It truly is no laughing matter.

2. HB 1274 - Death penalty; guillotine provisions:
3. Karma dump: where those who perpetrate evil believe responsibility and consequence transfer to those who seeing, see not. [Karma: “... Good intent and good deeds contribute to good karma and future happiness, while bad intent and bad deeds contribute to bad karma and future suffering.”] See
4. ; ;
5. Book of Mormon | Ether 8:24 ~ Wherefore, the Lord commandeth you, when ye shall see these things come among you that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation, because of this secret combination which shall be among you; or wo be unto it, because of the blood of them who have been slain; for they cry from the dust for vengeance upon it, and also upon those who built it up. [Bold emphasis added.]
New Testament | Revelation 20:4 ~ ... and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands;

Friday, October 12, 2018

What's in a Name?

THERE are, in the church, two priesthoods, namely, the Melchizedek and Aaronic, including the Levitical Priesthood.
2 Why the first is called the Melchizedek Priesthood is because Melchizedek was such a great high priest.
3 Before his day it was called the Holy Priesthood, after the Order of the Son of God.
4 But out of respect or reverence to the name of the Supreme Being, to avoid the too frequent repetition of his name, they, the church, in ancient days, called that priesthood after Melchizedek, or the Melchizedek Priesthood.
(Doctrine and Covenants | Section 107:1-4, bold emphasis added.)
... I may safely say that the word Mormon stands independent of the learning and wisdom of this generation.--Before I give a definition, however, to the word, let me say that the Bible in its widest sense, means good; for the Savior says according to the gospel of John, "I am the good shepherd;" and it will not be beyond the common use of terms, to say that good is among the most important in use, and though known by various names in different languages, still its meaning is the same, and is ever in opposition to "bad." We say from the Saxon, "good"; the Dane, "god"; the Goth, "goda"; the German, "gut"; the Dutch, "goed"; the Latin, "bonus"; the Greek, "kalos"; the Hebrew, "tob"; and the "Egyptian, "mon." Hence, with the addition of "more," or the contraction, "mor," we have the word "mormon"; which means, literally, "more good."
(May 15, 1843.) T&S 4:194.1
If Joseph is right about God being the superior interpreter of language (see full text below at footnote 1), then perhaps Mormon has more meaning than just as a nickname, even if often abused and maligned, though, there is probably no name more abused and maligned in this world than that of the Savior's.

In addition, we have seen in scriptural history how mortal names have been used to reference things that were clearly sourced in God or were substituted or shadowed for His name or the name of His Father, as in:
» The City of Enoch
» The Law of Moses
» Children of Israel
» Son of David2
» Son of Abraham3
» Aaronic Priesthood (Priesthood of Aaron)4
» Levitical Priesthood4

1. Full text:
Section Six 1843-44, p.300
Here then the subject is put to silence, for "none other people knoweth our language," therefore the Lord, and not man, had to interpret, after the people were all dead. And as Paul said, "the world by wisdom know not God," so the world by speculation are destitute of revelation; and as God in his superior wisdom, has always given his Saints, wherever he had any on the earth, the same spirit, and that spirit, as John says, is the true spirit of prophecy, which is the testimony of Jesus. I may safely say that the word Mormon stands independent of the learning and wisdom of this generation.--Before I give a definition, however, to the word, let me say that the Bible in its widest sense, means good; for the Savior says according to the gospel of John, "I am the good shepherd;" and it will not be beyond the common use of terms, to say that good is among the most important in use, and though known by various names in different languages, still its meaning is the same, and is ever in opposition to "bad." We say from the Saxon, "good"; the Dane, "god"; the Goth, "goda"; the German, "gut"; the Dutch, "goed"; the Latin, "bonus"; the Greek, "kalos"; the Hebrew, "tob"; and the "Egyptian, "mon." Hence, with the addition of "more," or the contraction, "mor," we have the word "mormon"; which means, literally, "more good."
(May 15, 1843.) T&S 4:194. (Bold emphasis added.)
found at (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, Deseret Book Company, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1970, p. 300).
2. New Testament | Matthew1:1; 12:23; 15:22; 20:30-31; 21:9, 15; 22:42; Mark 10:47-48; 12:35; Luke 18:38-39
3. New Testament | Matthew 1:1
4. Doctrine and Covenants | Section 107:1-4
5. On the Other Hand: Book of Mormon | 3 Nephi 27:3-9 ~ And they said unto him: Lord, we will that thou wouldst tell us the name whereby we shall call this church; for there are disputations among the people concerning this matter. And the Lord said unto them: Verily, verily, I say unto you, why is it that the people should murmur and dispute because of this thing? Have they not read the scriptures, which say ye must take upon you the name of Christ, which is my name? For by this name shall ye be called at the last day; And whoso taketh upon him my name, and endureth to the end, the same shall be saved at the last day. Therefore, whatsoever ye shall do, ye shall do it in my name; therefore ye shall call the church in my name; and ye shall call upon the Father in my name that he will bless the church for my sake. And how be it my church save it be called in my name? For if a church be called in Moses' name then it be Moses' church; or if it be called in the name of a man then it be the church of a man; but if it be called in my name then it is my church, if it so be that they are built upon my gospel. Verily I say unto you, that ye are built upon my gospel; therefore ye shall call whatsoever things ye do call, in my name; therefore if ye call upon the Father, for the church, if it be in my name the Father will hear you;
New Testament | 1 Corinthians 1:12–13 ~ Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?
New Testament | 1 Corinthians 3:21–23 ~ Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours; Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours; And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.
Doctrine and Covenants | Section 76:98-101 ~ And the glory of the telestial is one, even as the glory of the stars is one; for as one star differs from another star in glory, even so differs one from another in glory in the telestial world; For these are they who are of Paul, and of Apollos, and of Cephas.  These are they who say they are some of one and some of another—some of Christ and some of John, and some of Moses, and some of Elias, and some of Esaias, and some of Isaiah, and some of Enoch;  But received not the gospel, neither the testimony of Jesus, neither the prophets, neither the everlasting covenant.

As we can see, things are not always as cut-and-dried as most of us would like.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Why was Jonah so “very angry”?

Background: Nineveh was an ancient city of Assyria—a nation known for war, destruction, terror, torture, and murder.1 As the story unfolds, a reluctant Jonah is persuaded by God to warn Nineveh of imminent destruction if the people do not repent, which they almost immediately did.
And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not. BUT it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry. (Old Testament | Jonah 3:10-4:1)
So why was Jonah so very angry? Could it be the same reason that caused Biblical Job to be so distressed and confused?2 Might it also prove to be the same reason why many of us will become confused or angry when “Justice and Judgment”3 takes the bench and rules contrary to our will or perspective?

Some believe that Jonah was afraid to go to Nineveh because of its reputation, but Jonah's words  suggest that he feared not Nineveh, but rather God's will and ways.
I pray thee, O LORD, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil. Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live. (Old Testament | Jonah 4:2-3)
The whole world knew of Assyria's infamy and menace, and undoubtedly thousands in Israel prayed day and night for justice and judgment to reign down upon those purveyors of trauma and terror. But what did Nineveh know, prior to Jonah, of God, or goodness, or truth? What was the culture they were immersed in from birth? Were they not like unto cattle driven hither and thither at the whims, commands, and customs of their leaders because that was all they knew of obedience? of survival?

To have been so instrumental in immediately convicting Nineveh of its abominations, Jonah must have preached such fire and brimstone that the city was overwhelmed with his truths. And what was he preaching with such passion if not Justice and Judgment? Do his words not tell us that God's seeming abandonment of these values distressed Jonah to the point that he questioned the whole purpose of his life? Did it not appear that God's mercy had robbed justice, especially when God's Word is saturated with promises of justice and judgment for the wicked?

But God tried to teach Jonah (and other lovers of Justice and Judgment) that all things are not as they appear.
And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much [like unto?] cattle? (Old Testament | Jonah 4:11)
Is this why Justice and Judgment are to be strictly left in the hands of God?

1. Grisly Assyrian Record of Torture and Death By Erika Belibtreu at ;
2. ;
3. Old Testament | Psalms 89:14 ~ Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.
Old Testament | Proverbs 21:3 ~ To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
Pearl of Great Price | Moses 6:61 ~ Therefore it is given to abide in you; the record of heaven; the Comforter; the peaceable things of immortal glory; the truth of all things; that which quickeneth all things, which maketh alive all things; that which knoweth all things, and hath all power according to wisdom, mercy, truth, justice, and judgment.
Pearl of Great Price | Abraham 3 Fac.:1 ~ Fig. 1. Abraham sitting upon Pharaoh's throne, by the politeness of the king, with a crown upon his head, representing the Priesthood, as emblematical of the grand Presidency in Heaven; with the scepter of justice and judgment in his hand.
Book of Mormon | Alma 60:13 ~ For the Lord suffereth the righteous to be slain that his justice and judgment may come upon the wicked; therefore ye need not suppose that the righteous are lost because they are slain; but behold, they do enter into the rest of the Lord their God.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Unwitting Targets? Unwitting, Unwilling Dupes?

I continue to be amazed at the number of friends, acquaintances, latter-day bloggers, and pod-casters who remain unaware or unconcerned about escalating massive deceptions, conspiracies, and targeting of whistle blowers and the innocent (on both the right and the left). The technology of both subtle and overt persecution is sweeping more and more surveillance-saturated humans into a a dragnet of compromise, control, distress, and / or destruction. For example:

Michael Barden – Targeted Individual When The Police Harass You, Who Do You Call?
(Time 56:36) at
Do we imagine our technology (both known and hidden) is devoted to “do no evil”? Do we imagine that the adversary has not conscripted every soul, tool, and technology possible to further his agenda of destruction? Do we imagine that “I have nothing to hide or be ashamed of” is sufficient protection? Do we forget that the adversary is:
● the enemy of every truth and good?
● the father of all lies?
● a false accuser?
● the tempter to selfishness, excess, greed, and conflict?
● a destroyer of the souls of men?
● an entity utterly without conscience or empathy?
What will those obsessed with pursuing and protecting power, gain, and pleasure not attempt in service to the adversary's obsession to co-opt the world? to destroy every soul that will not join the dark “team”? How long will those who obey orders without question keep obeying when questions begin to arise?

What do we imagine the massive data banks are being used for? How many of our private conversations, actions, likes, dislikes, obsessions, addictions, "sins," etc. etc. are stored just waiting for the perfect "persuasive" moment to stimulate some action in furtherance of another's nefarious agenda? When will we recognize how much of our government, corporate, charitable, entertainment, justice and law enforcement, (etc., etc.) worlds are controlled by fear, fraud, blackmail, conspiracy, extortion, favor, pay-to-play, etc.? So much is still hidden to those who will not see, despite the overwhelming evidence; exacerbated by the myopia and complicity of the MSM.

Are not those who mock "conspiracy theorists"; who deny the reality of brownstone, honeypot, and yacht ops; who pretend that MKUltra, SRA, and pedophile victims are few and far between; who believe that targeted individuals are mentally-ill paranoids—are they not (to but it baldly) dupes and accomplices, aiding and abetting the enemy of all that is good? Could these words apply?
Let not that which I have appointed [the good, the true, the beautiful] be polluted by mine enemies, by the consent of those who call themselves after my name;1
Never in the history of our world (as far as we know) has evil had such global power to enslave and control, manipulate and extort. We remain oblivious to the machinations and conspiracies of evil at our peril, at the peril of our families, and of our remaining freedoms.

How many “targets” feel they are losing their sanity? How many have chosen suicide as the only way out of confusion, distress, and persecution? How many others have chosen to participate in the surveillance and stalking of others thinking they were doing their country a service? (or for other less altruistic reasons?)

Please, let us become aware. Let us stand against organized surveillance and stalking. Let us sustain those who are targeted. Let us never be seduced or coerced into joining in surveillance, harassing, bullying programs as described in the above video (and hundreds of others). Our world is truly in a dire state of SOS. Let us organize our own, community-by-community, SOS rescues:

1. Doctrine and Covenants | Section 101:97

Saturday, August 18, 2018

"The Delight of Dishonest Men"

(The déjà vu of every age?)
Solon*: " ... It is the townsfolk themselves and their false-hearted leaders who would fain destroy our great city through wantonness and love of money. But they are destined to suffer sorely for their outrageous behavior. They know not how to hold in check their full-fed lust, or, content with the merriment the banquet affords, to take their pleasure soberly and in order. . . . They are rich because they yield to the temptation of dishonest courses. . . . They spare neither the treasures of the gods nor the property of the state, and steal like brigands one from another. They pay no heed to the unshaken rock of holy Justice, who, though she be silent, is aware of all that happeneth now or hath happened in the past, and, in course of time, surely cometh to demand retribution. Lo, even now there cometh upon the whole city a plague which none may escape. The people have come quickly into degrading bondage ; bondage rouseth from their sleep war and civil strife ; and war destroyeth many in the beauty of their youth. As if she were the prey of foreign foes, our beloved city is rapidly wasted and consumed in those secret conspiracies which are the delight of dishonest men. "These are the evils which stalk at home. Meanwhile the poor and needy in great numbers are loaded with shameful bonds and sold into slavery in foreign lands. . . . Thus public calamity cometh to the house of every individual, and a man is no longer safe within the gates of his own court, which refuse him their protection. It leapeth over the garden wall, however high it be, and surely findeth him out, though he run and hide himself in the inmost corner of his chamber."1
Do we imagine that "those secret conspiracies which are the delight of dishonest men" have not been the déjà vu of every age, in every nation? So why are we afraid / ashamed of being labelled a "conspiracy theorist? The reality of world history is conspiracy upon conspiracy of those pursuing and protecting power and gain. The truth, as some have noted, is "conspiracy realist."

Whistle-blowers, truth tellers, and conspirators know this reality: how secret conspiracies have risen to the top of both the right and the left; how intimidation, fear, suppression, and murder attempt to keep the secrets (and the power and the gain); how unwilling most are to see and hear the full truth about people without conscience (PWOCs); how easily we are manipulated into the agendas and attractions of power and gain; how "private calamity" is already upon tens of thousands who resist or who try to expose the conspiracies; how near we are to full-blown "public calamity"; how dire is our peril if we do not, individually and unitedly, wake up, speak up, and stand up for transparency, accountability, and justice.

NB: This is not to say that every conspiracy allegation is true for the enemy of all righteousness knows that mixing false and true is the most effective means of deception, and thereafter to suppress, censor, or malign any attempt to sort out the mix-up!!. See “Mix-up?” at

*Solon: “( c. 638 – c. 558 BC) was an Athenian statesman, lawmaker and poet. He is remembered particularly for his efforts to legislate against political, economic and moral decline in archaic Athens (; a contemporary of Jeremiah and Lehi.

1. : pp. 141-142 (bold emphasis added).

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Can Your Marriage Be Saved?

For source & attribution, see
 footnote 8 below
In all your sufferings, have you ever thought about “Operation Eden”? Is it possible that the adversary, in seeking to destroy the PLAN, intended to split-up the First Couple? perhaps keeping one in Eden while getting the other kicked out? or in the alternative, getting them both kicked out — to the east AND to the west with never-the-twain-to-meet because of blame and hostility? Granted the split-up in Operation Eden didn't materialize, but from the adversary's point of view there must have been enough accruing benefits (like Cain and siblings1) to stick with the “split-up-as-many-as-we-can” plan.

There are undoubtedly many reasons for split-ups, but the prologue to separation or divorce seems to frequently follow a repeating, 4-step pattern (as summarized here2 and here3) — despite hours and sessions of counselling.

SO, could one of the exacerbating factors be the counselling itself?4 Consider:
▪ if the adversary's agenda, from before Day One was to destroy souls and relationships, would he not be subtle enough to establish or infiltrate modern-day counselling modalities with subtle divisive elements?5
▪ how many counselors focus primarily on “mote”6 therapy where complaints, sins, and disappointments are aired? (again and again?)
▪ does the counselor request individual goal-setting which ends up with one or both partners demanding behavior modification in the other? (otherwise it's over?)
▪ do the counselling sessions and suggestions seem to divide more than heal?
▪ do spiritual advisors who send couples off to counselling ever keep a tally of the success / failure ratio?7 Is it always the fault of the suffering couple?
▪ what would a Christ-centered modality look like? Would it make a difference?
Yes, what would a Christ-centered modality look like?

Perhaps we are in luck. Perhaps
Marriage Fitness with Mort Fertel
is an answer. What has one got to lose? a marriage? a family? a fraction of what counselling sessions cost?

Four years ago, a dear family member encountered both counselling and Mort Fertel. Whatever the outcome, more sufferers need to encounter Mr. Fertel. In this writer's view, every relationship (family, friend, foe) could benefit from the principles and practices recommended at:
1. Pearl of Great Price | Moses 5:12–16 ~ And Adam and Eve blessed the name of God, and they made all things known unto their sons and their daughters. And Satan came among them, saying: I am also a son of God; and he commanded them, saying: Believe it not; and they believed it not, and they loved Satan more than God. And men began from that time forth to be carnal, sensual, and devilish. ... And Adam and Eve, his wife, ceased not to call upon God. And Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bare Cain, and said: I have gotten a man from the Lord; wherefore he may not reject his words. But behold, Cain hearkened not, saying: Who is the Lord that I should know him?
2. (From thoughts sparked by Russell M. Stendal)
3. (From thoughts sparked by Russell M. Stendal)
4. This is not to say that all counselling is unhelpful, but considering the number of divorces despite long and costly sessions, one wonders what the tally of wins and losses are for counselors, many of whom view the success of their practice in terms of income rather than marriages saved vis-à-vis divorces.
5. Doctrine and Covenants | Section 46:7-9 ~ But ye are commanded in all things to ask of God, who giveth liberally; and that which the Spirit testifies unto you even so I would that ye should do in all holiness of heart, walking uprightly before me, considering the end of your salvation, doing all things with prayer and thanksgiving, that ye may not be seduced by evil spirits, or doctrines of devils, or the commandments of men; for some are of men, and others of devils. Wherefore, beware lest ye are deceived; and that ye may not be deceived seek ye earnestly the best gifts, always remembering for what they are given; For verily I say unto you, they are given for the benefit of those who love me and keep all my commandments, and him that seeketh so to do; that all may be benefited that seek or that ask of me, that ask and not for a sign that they may consume it upon their lusts. (Bold emphasis added.)
6. New Testament | Matthew 7:3-4 ~ And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
7. If the majority of patients keep dying, would one not be moved to reconsider the remedy applied?
8. Wikimedia Commons image: By Tim Houlihan [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], from Wikimedia Commons; (cropped by SMS)
Page URL:
File URL:

Monday, June 18, 2018

Nothing Fails Like Success?

If there is a priority (after the books of scripture) that one should study to prepare for things to come, it may be Dallas Willard's The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus's Essential Teaching on Discipleship.1

Can we, in the following quotes, recognize ourselves and the déjà vus manifest within nigh every Christian ministry in existence today?
There is a real point to saying that in religious matters, nothing fails like success.2

What, then, is the general pattern? Intense devotion to God by the individual or group brings substantial outward success. Outward success brings a sense of accomplishment and a sense of responsibility for what has been achieved— and for further achievement. For onlookers the outward success is the whole thing. The sense of accomplishment and responsibility reorients vision away from God to what we are doing and are to do— usually to the applause and support of sympathetic people. The mission increasingly becomes the vision. It becomes what we are focused upon. The mission and ministry is what we spend our thoughts, feelings, and strength upon. Goals occupy the place of the vision of God in the inward life, and we find ourselves caught up in a visionless pursuit of various goals. Grinding it out. This is the point at which service to Christ replaces love for Christ. The inward reality of love for God, and absorption in what He is doing, is no longer the center of the life, and may even become despised, or at least is disregarded. “No time for that” becomes the governing attitude, no matter what we may say. The fire of God in the human soul will always look foolish to those who like its effects but do not understand where those effects come from.3

So we can summarize the process by which the mission and its goals replace the original vision as the ultimate point of reference for the people involved. Vision of God and of oneself in God inspires a combination of humility and great aspiration for God. This combination leads to remarkable efforts in dependence upon God. Great effects are achieved because God acts with efforts made in dependence upon him and for his sake. The effects take on a life of their own. Surrounding people see nothing but the effects, which indeed are very remarkable and worthy of support. Sometimes the human support may also be of God. But the effects of all this have to be carefully watched, to prevent them from corrupting the heart away from an appropriate vision of God and the humble valor flowing therefrom.4

King Solomon began well. ... He became very great (2 Chronicles 9). But to strengthen his position he formed alliances ... (1 Kings 11: 1– 6). By the time he died, he had evolved a government that was bitterly oppressive, ... It is not unreasonable to think that what really happened to Solomon was a building program.5
Isn't the repetitious story of “Nothing fails like success” the continual lament in scripture6 where individuals, kings, leaders, and peoples cycle and recycle through the pattern of becoming distracted to other loves from an initial or renewed deep love of God and His vision? And what is the love of God?
The love of God, and only the love of God, secures the vision of God, keeps God constantly before our mind [“that they do always remember Him”7]. Thomas Watson tells us that “the first fruit of love is the musing of the mind upon God. He who is in love, his thoughts are ever upon the object. He who loves God is ravished and transported with the contemplation of God…. God is the treasure, and where the treasure is, there is the heart.”8
Wasn't displaced love the severe criticism levied against the first of the seven churches profiled in Revelation chapter two.9
UNTO the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, ... ;
I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. (New Testament | Revelation 2:1-5)
God acknowledged their works, their labour, their patience, their hatred of evil, their discernments, their endurance, and yet, there was a great omission with potential severe consequence: they had left their first love.

Perhaps there is something vital for us all to learn about first works and first love from The Great Omission.

1. Willard, Dallas. The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus’s Essential Teachings on Discipleship. HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.
2. Ibid., p. 93 (bold emphasis added)
3. Ibid., p. 95-96 (bold emphasis added)
4. Ibid., p. 97
5. Ibid., p. 97-98
7. How oft do we hear these words (at least two times every Sunday?), saying amen to them, and then not really pondering thereafter about what “always” means? See Book of Mormon | Moroni, chapters 4 & 5; Doctrine and Covenants 20:75-79
8. Willard, p. 100

Friday, June 1, 2018

LGATs? (Large Group Awareness Training)

Considering the hundreds of LGAT1 programs that dot the global landscape and the millions of dollars many of these programs generate for their owners, one wonders how aware participants are (or will become) concerning:
▪ the antiquity (the déjà vus) of human programming through intense, exhausting, extended instruction sessions — manoeuvring “learners” into vulnerable states regarding facilitator's beliefs and messages?
▪ the use of peer, group, and event pressure to promote conformity to / acceptance of ideas, demands and expectations of the program and programmers?
▪ how polar many LGAT events are to best-practice learning paradigms?
▪ the use of “stress & release” strategies to manipulate thoughts, feelings, emotions, actions2?
▪ how the erratic mix of criticism / praise, abuse / affection (breakdown) are well-worn techniques used to create dependency, co-dependency, confusion, submission, increasing susceptibility to control and domination, and, in extreme cases, to DID (dissociative identity disorder)?
▪ the confessional nature of inner explorations that reveal personal secrets (a frequent power strategy of individual and institutional power-abusers)?
▪ the likelihood (in our Orwellian world) that many of these LGATs are used by surveillance operatives to find, assess, recruit, and/or control “useful assets”?
▪ how unaware many LGAT attendees seem about the massive shift in the last century toward technology-assisted domination systems that keep people focused on the singular power, privileges, and RIGHTS of the self, yet divided from the equally critical aggregate power of WE THE PEOPLE — an aggregate-power essential to protecting and preserving individual and community rights against domination systems?
▪ how the selling of spiritual insights / gifts through pricey LGATs may constitute “priestcraft”3?
▪ how similar most LGAT programs are to each other?
2. “McWilliams gives examples of various LGAT activities called processes with names such as "love bomb," "lifeboat", "cocktail party" and "cradling" which take place over many hours and days, physically exhausting the participants to make them more susceptible to the trainer's message, whether in the participants' best interests or not.[27]” from
3. ;

Thursday, May 10, 2018


Will we ever understand our present world if we refuse to confront the déjà vus of the MK-Ultra system? Could this domination scheme be the same satanic, secret system for acquiring, preserving, and protecting power and gain, the details of which Alma, Helaman, and Moroni held back from the people for their protection?1 Do we think it has not recycled into our day?

MK-Ultra Documentary: Techniques, Celebrities & more!
(Time 1:00:22)
What will be the consequence if we deny the reality of what is happening today? If one does not know what MK-Ultra is, perhaps it is time to awaken to an awareness of the world's awful situation.2 The witnesses are everywhere.

Will ignorance / apathy / disbelief be amongst the great convictions we have to face? that seeing we would not see? that hearing we would not hear? that being warned we refused to process the warnings?

Is it time to come awake and refuse to be further seduced by the propaganda of power- and wealth-dominated systems? by persons without conscience who will do anything to acquire, preserve, and protect power, gain, and pleasure?

P.S. Do not fall for the lie that the MK-Ultra system (sponsored and funded by the CIA) was discontinued after the 1977 U.S. Senate Committee hearings.3 Permutations and combinations of mind-kontrol have only increased with advancing technology; with extortion, blackmail, fear- and covenant-bound secrecy. Dissembling is the name of the deceiver's game. Just listen to Gina Haspel.4 Of course, she has no intention of “restarting” detention and [enhanced] interrogation programs. Who needs to restart what has never been stopped? And she knows it, as do most of those who will confirm her nomination, unless We The People finally stand up against the abominations, atrocities, and mind-kontrol that we seem to pretend do not exist at the highest levels of our government, corporate, and entertainment worlds.

1. Book of Mormon | Alma 37:27 ~ And now, my son [Helaman], I [Alma] command you that ye retain all their oaths, and their covenants, and their agreements in their secret abominations; yea, and all their signs and their wonders ye shall keep from this people, that they know them not, lest peradventure they should fall into darkness also and be destroyed.
Book of Mormon | Helaman 6:25–26 ~ 25 Now behold, it is these secret oaths and covenants which Alma commanded his son should not go forth unto the world, lest they should be a means of bringing down the people unto destruction. 26 Now behold, those secret oaths and covenants did not come forth unto Gadianton from the records which were delivered unto Helaman; but behold, they were put into the heart of Gadianton by that same being who did entice our first parents to partake of the forbidden fruit—
Book of Mormon | Ether 8:20 ~ And now I, Moroni, do not write the manner of their oaths and combinations, for it hath been made known unto me that they are had among all people,
2. Book of Mormon | Ether 8:18-24 ~ 18 And it came to pass that they formed a secret combination, even as they of old; which combination is most abominable and wicked above all, in the sight of God; 19 For the Lord worketh not in secret combinations, neither doth he will that man should shed blood, but in all things hath forbidden it, from the beginning of man. 20 And now I, Moroni, do not write the manner of their oaths and combinations, for it hath been made known unto me that they are had among all people, and they are had among the Lamanites. 21 And they have caused the destruction of this people of whom I am now speaking, and also the destruction of the people of Nephi. 22 And whatsoever nation shall uphold such secret combinations, to get power and gain, until they shall spread over the nation, behold, they shall be destroyed; for the Lord will not suffer that the blood of his saints, which shall be shed by them, shall always cry unto him from the ground for vengeance upon them and yet he avenge them not. 23 Wherefore, O ye Gentiles, it is wisdom in God that these things should be shown unto you, that thereby ye may repent of your sins, and suffer not that these murderous combinations shall get above you, which are built up to get power and gain—and the work, yea, even the work of destruction come upon you, yea, even the sword of the justice of the Eternal God shall fall upon you, to your overthrow and destruction if ye shall suffer these things to be. 24 Wherefore, the Lord commandeth you, when ye shall see these things come among you that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation, because of this secret combination which shall be among you; or wo be unto it, because of the blood of them who have been slain; for they cry from the dust for vengeance upon it, and also upon those who built it up.
3. ; ; CIA Project MKULTRA - Mind Control Institute In Canada (Time 21:09) at ; MK Ultra training for Children. More details from an MK Ultra trainer. (Time 9:33) at ; and many other sources available with research
4. (Time 0:55) ;

Creative Commons License
Déjà Vu ~ Times II blog by SMSmith is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Canada License.