Sunday, September 29, 2019

The ABCs of Current Events

To put it bluntly, if one is consistently listening to a favorite MSM station, whether Right- or Left-leaning; whether Fox or CNN or MSNBC or CBS, etc., etc., one is being royally, regularly, deliberately deceived. Yes, WE ALL ARE—every last soul of us—because the past 100 years has been devoted to the mix-up1 of truth and error in proportions so massive we will scarce believe our gullibility and folly when all is revealed.

And why are we being deceived? Because it's all part of repeating POWER plays; because competition for power is the natural order—the perennial déjà vu—of nature2 and history—of this entire fallen world. If one wants the graphic details, one can read:
THE LUCIFER PRINCIPLE: A Scientific Expedition into the Forces of History.3
Then we can observe the world as it is instead of living in a fantasy that we are not fallen; that competitive capitalism4 does not exacerbate the worst of human nature; that we are immune to The Lucifer Effect5; that this entire earth experience doesn't boil every last one of us down to the test of power. Will we abuse it in whatever small or large degree when we gain access to it? That is the question.

So what are the ABCs of current events? What are the POWER plays playing on?
Abominations. (Get people who have power or the potential for future power to involve themselves in abominations of some sort or other whether wittingly or unwittingly.)
Blackmail, bribery.
Corruption, conspiracy, coercion, compartmentalization, cover-ups.
Deception, denial, deflection. (Lie and deny there is such a thing as conspiracy though it is a factor in nigh every crime and combination. When necessary, deflect and accuse others.)
Energy. (Control the world's energy resources and you control the world.6)
Faking, frauds,7 fear.
Gullibility, greed, graft.
Hubris, hypocrisy, humiliation.
(And the list goes on.)
If one wishes a more targeted ABC of current events, one might profit from a citizen journalist's8 video-log of what is befalling US and the world—with names, dates, places, and powers plays.
A for Awan Spy Ring: The Webb Report - ... Chapter One - Page One (Sept. 6, 2019; Time 12:24) at

B for Blackberries: The Webb Report - ... Chapter One - Page Two (Sept. 7 2019; Time 10:58) at

C for Cassandra (Drugs for Weapons = Operation Cassandra): The Webb Report - ...Chapter One - Page Three (Sept. 8, 2019; Time 10:40) at
Webb Report Chapter One - Preview Of Next Three Pages – Dyncorp, Epstein, Flynn (Sept 10, 2019; Time 3:10) at
D for Dyncorp: The Webb Report - Chapter One - Page Four (Sept. 12, 2019; Time 12:53) at

E for Epstein: The Webb Report - Chapter One - Page 5 ... (Sept. 16, 2019; Time 11:55) at or at

F for Flynn: (watch for The Webb Report – Chapter One – Page 6; and subsequent pages as they are posted.)
And let us remember:
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. 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. For it cometh to pass that whoso buildeth it up seeketh to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries; and it bringeth to pass the destruction of all people, for it is built up by the devil, who is the father of all lies; even that same liar who beguiled our first parents, yea, even that same liar who hath caused man to commit murder from the beginning; who hath hardened the hearts of men that they have murdered the prophets, and stoned them, and cast them out from the beginning.9
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2. Not Nature as it was created, but nature in its fallen state. See:  ;
3. Bloom, Howard. The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition into the Forces of History. Grove Atlantic. Kindle Edition.
6. How and Why Big Oil Conquered the World (2 parts) by James Corbettt at
7. Just one example of many:
8. George Webb: Can we trust him? You decide after listening to his ABCs, keeping in mind that corruption, conspiracy, secret combinations, and power plays are the déjà vus of history; and also considering:
Book of Mormon | Helaman 6:21–33 ~ But behold, Satan did stir up the hearts of the more part of the Nephites, insomuch that they did unite with those bands of robbers, and did enter into their covenants and their oaths, that they would protect and preserve one another in whatsoever difficult circumstances they should be placed, that they should not suffer for their murders, and their plunderings, and their stealings. And it came to pass that they did have their signs, yea, their secret signs, and their secret words; and this that they might distinguish a brother who had entered into the covenant, that whatsoever wickedness his brother should do he should not be injured by his brother, nor by those who did belong to his band, who had taken this covenant. And thus they might murder, and plunder, and steal, and commit whoredoms and all manner of wickedness, contrary to the laws of their country and also the laws of their God. And whosoever of those who belonged to their band should reveal unto the world of their wickedness and their abominations, should be tried, not according to the laws of their country, but according to the laws of their wickedness, which had been given by Gadianton and Kishkumen. 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. 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— Yea, that same being who did plot with Cain, that if he would murder his brother Abel it should not be known unto the world. And he did plot with Cain and his followers from that time forth. And also it is that same being who put it into the hearts of the people to build a tower sufficiently high that they might get to heaven. And it was that same being who led on the people who came from that tower into this land; who spread the works of darkness and abominations over all the face of the land, until he dragged the people down to an entire destruction, and to an everlasting hell. Yea, it is that same being who put it into the heart of Gadianton to still carry on the work of darkness, and of secret murder; and he has brought it forth from the beginning of man even down to this time. And behold, it is he who is the author of all sin. And behold, he doth carry on his works of darkness and secret murder, and doth hand down their plots, and their oaths, and their covenants, and their plans of awful wickedness, from generation to generation according as he can get hold upon the hearts of the children of men. And now behold, he had got great hold upon the hearts of the Nephites; yea, insomuch that they had become exceedingly wicked; yea, the more part of them had turned out of the way of righteousness, and did trample under their feet the commandments of God, and did turn unto their own ways, and did build up unto themselves idols of their gold and their silver. And it came to pass that all these iniquities did come unto them in the space of not many years, insomuch that a more part of it had come unto them in the sixty and seventh year of the reign of the judges over the people of Nephi. And they did grow in their iniquities.
Book of Mormon | Helaman 7:4–6 ~ And seeing the people in a state of such awful wickedness, and those Gadianton robbers filling the judgment–seats—having usurped the power and authority of the land; laying aside the commandments of God, and not in the least aright before him; doing no justice unto the children of men; Condemning the righteous because of their righteousness; letting the guilty and the wicked go unpunished because of their money; and moreover to be held in office at the head of government, to rule and do according to their wills, that they might get gain and glory of the world, and, moreover, that they might the more easily commit adultery, and steal, and kill, and do according to their own wills— Now this great iniquity had come upon the Nephites, in the space of not many years; and when Nephi saw it, his heart was swollen with sorrow within his breast; and he did exclaim in the agony of his soul:
9. Book of Mormon | Ether 8:23–25 (Bold emphasis added.)

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The Way of the Shortcut?

Shortcuts can prove useful at times, but how often do they prove the way of compromise and deception? Here is, perhaps, the first recorded attempt at a shortcut to power:
[B]ehold, the devil was before Adam, for he rebelled against me [God], saying, Give me thine honor,[1] which is my power;2

For thou [O Lucifer] hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.3
Sometime thereafter, we encounter Cain taking a shortcut to power and gain:
And Cain said: Truly I am Mahan, the master of this great secret, that I may murder and get gain. Wherefore Cain was called Master Mahan, and he gloried in his wickedness.4
Do we ever ask ourselves where we are? on the path5? on a shortcut? or somewhere in-between? Here are some questions for reflection about shortcuts:
▪ Do headlines and history not witness that shortcuts are the preoccupation of the “natural man” when pursuing power, wealth, fame, knowledge, health, fitness, enlightenment, success, etc. etc.?
▪ Does taking psychedelic drugs give “access to higher spiritual dimensions”?6 or is it just déjà vu Eden where we are persuaded that the mere consuming of some physical substance will make us “more like unto the Gods” without developing the attributes of Gods?
▪ What of taking steroids, and the like for athletic enhancements and performance?
▪ What of medicating instead of adjusting diet and lifestyle?
▪ What of controlling relationships with mood in place of authentic, charitable communication?
▪ What of reading only the CliffsNotes?
▪ Have we ever been (or ever) defrauded, conned, or plagiarized for gain?
▪ How informed can we be about any issue if we do not study and prove all things7?
▪ How often does the preference for shortcuts generate evil ends as people compromise or sell their souls for quick rewards?
▪ What are the preferred shortcuts in our personal lives?
1. Honor (noun)
1a: good name or public esteem : REPUTATION
  b: a showing of usually merited respect: RECOGNITION
3: a person of superior standing —now used especially as a title for a holder of high office
4: one whose worth brings respect or fame: CREDIT
6: an evidence or symbol of distinction: such as
   a: an exalted title or rank
   d: archaic : a gesture of deference : BOW
   e: honors plural
8a: a keen sense of ethical conduct: INTEGRITY
  b: one's word given as a guarantee of performance
(Source: )
2. Doctrine and Covenants | Section 29:36
3. Old Testament | Isaiah 14:13–14
4. Pearl of Great Price | Moses 5:31
5. New Testament | Matthew 7:13–14 ~ Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
6. Michael Pollan on the therapeutic use of psychedelic drugs (Encore Sept. 25, 2018)
7. New Testament | 1 Thessalonians 5:21 ~ Prove all things; hold fast that which is good  [—instead of rigidly holding to dogmas, wishes, expectations, personalities, biases, prejudices, "hard priors" as in: "If you have a strongly held belief with an emotional component, the brain defends information that reinforces those ‘priors’ and is skeptical of information that challenges them. … People who hold these hard priors filter information to support their perceptions." (From the work of political scientist Hank Jenkins-Smith of the University of Oklahoma as quoted, in Newsweek, October 13, 2010, pp. 29-30 by science writer Sharon Begley about voter tendencies—observations that seem applicable to almost everything that requires choice or discernment), ETC. We all do it, but awareness may sometimes help circumvent it.]

Monday, September 9, 2019

Stand[?] in the Holy Place

(All bold emphasis added in scriptures below.)

Where e'er thou art
Have you ever wondered what the Lord meant when He added “whoso readeth, let him understand” to the counsel “stand in the holy place”1? What are we to understand:
▪  when the Psalmist invites: “O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker2?
▪  when Moses was told to remove his shoes3 (and presumably to kneel or bow down) in the presence of the Holy?
▪  when keeling or bowing down is the typical expression of worship, reverence, submission, wonder, and awe when encountering the Holy4?
Are we to understand that the time will come when we will be commanded to kneel in Holy Places—Holy Places which have been desecrated with idols? when we must not kneel nor bow down, but stand together for truth and right?

Will we experience a demand to bow down to idols like unto the experience of Abram (Abraham)5? like the three daughters of Onitah6? like Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego7? like the persecutions during the reign of Antiochus IV Epiphanes8? like the prophesied last days9?

Is that what we must understand about standing in holy places? to not bow down10?

Is that why God says:
But my disciples shall stand in holy places, and shall not be moved.11

Wherefore, stand ye in holy places, and be not moved, until the day of the Lord come; for behold, it cometh quickly, saith the Lord. Amen.12

Behold, it is my will, that all they who call on my name, and worship me according to mine everlasting gospel, should gather together, and stand in holy places; And prepare for the revelation which is to come, when the veil of the covering of my temple, in my tabernacle, which hideth the earth, shall be taken off, and all flesh shall see me together.13

Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.14

Behold, the great day of the Lord is at hand; and who can abide the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appeareth?15
1. New Testament | Matthew 24:15 ~ When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Also: Pearl of Great Price | JS-Matthew 1:12 ~ When you, therefore, shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, concerning the destruction of Jerusalem, then you shall stand in the holy place; whoso readeth let him understand.
(YES, there may be other interpretations than what I offer above.)
2. Old Testament | Psalms 95:6
3. Old Testament | Exodus 3:5 ~ And he [the LORD] said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.
4. Book of Mormon | 2 Nephi 25:29 ~ And now behold, I say unto you that the right way is to believe in Christ, and deny him not; and Christ is the Holy One of Israel; wherefore ye must bow down before him, and worship him with all your might, mind, and strength, and your whole soul; and if ye do this ye shall in nowise be cast out.
Book of Mormon | Alma 22:16–17 ~ But Aaron said unto him: If thou desirest this thing, if thou wilt bow down before God, yea, if thou wilt repent of all thy sins, and will bow down before God, and call on his name in faith, believing that ye shall receive, then shalt thou receive the hope which thou desirest. And it came to pass that when Aaron had said these words, the king did bow down before the Lord, upon his knees; yea, even he did prostrate himself upon the earth, and cried mightily,
Book of Mormon | 3 Nephi 17:10 ~ And they did all, both they who had been healed and they who were whole, bow down at his [Jesus'] feet, and did worship him; and as many as could come for the multitude did kiss his feet, insomuch that they did bathe his feet with their tears.
Book of Mormon | 3 Nephi 17:13–15 ~ And it came to pass that when they had all been brought, and Jesus stood in the midst, he commanded the multitude that they should kneel down upon the ground. And it came to pass that when they had knelt upon the ground, Jesus groaned within himself, and said: Father, I am troubled because of the wickedness of the people of the house of Israel. And when he had said these words, he himself also knelt upon the earth; and behold he prayed unto the Father, and the things which he prayed cannot be written, and the multitude did bear record who heard him.
Book of Mormon | 3 Nephi 19:6-7 ~ And the twelve did teach the multitude; and behold, they did cause that the multitude should kneel down upon the face of the earth, and should pray unto the Father in the name of Jesus. And the disciples did pray unto the Father also in the name of Jesus. And it came to pass that they arose and ministered unto the people.
Book of Mormon | 3 Nephi 19:15–19 ~ And it came to pass that while the angels were ministering unto the disciples, behold, Jesus came and stood in the midst and ministered unto them. And it came to pass that he spake unto the multitude, and commanded them that they should kneel down again upon the earth, and also that his disciples should kneel down upon the earth. And it came to pass that when they had all knelt down upon the earth, he commanded his disciples that they should pray. And behold, they began to pray; and they did pray unto Jesus, calling him their Lord and their God. And it came to pass that Jesus departed out of the midst of them, and went a little way off from them and bowed himself to the earth,
Book of Mormon | Moroni 4:1-2 ~ THE manner of their elders and priests administering the flesh and blood of Christ unto the church; and they administered it according to the commandments of Christ; wherefore we know the manner to be true; and the elder or priest did minister it—And they did kneel down with the church, and pray to the Father in the name of Christ,
Doctrine and Covenants | Section 18:40 ~ And you shall fall down and worship the Father in my name.
Doctrine and Covenants | Section 20:75-76 ~ It is expedient that the church meet together often to partake of bread and wine in the remembrance of the Lord Jesus; And the elder or priest shall administer it; and after this manner shall he administer it—he shall kneel with the church and call upon the Father in solemn prayer,
5. Pearl of Great Price | Abraham 1:4-15.
6. Pearl of Great Price | Abraham 1:11 ~ Now, this priest had offered upon this altar three virgins at one time, who were the daughters of Onitah, one of the royal descent directly from the loins of Ham. These virgins were offered up because of their virtue; they would not bow down to worship gods of wood or of stone, therefore they were killed upon this altar, and it was done after the manner of the Egyptians.
7. Old Testament | Daniel 3:14–18 ~ Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up? Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made; well: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands? Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
9New Testament | Revelation 13:13-15 ~ And he [another beast] doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
10. Old Testament | Exodus 20:4-5 ~ Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
Old Testament | Exodus 23:24 ~ Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite break down their images. (see also Lev. 26:1; Deut. 5:9; Book of Mormon | Mosiah 13:13)
11. Doctrine and Covenants | Section 45:32
12. Doctrine and Covenants | Section 87:8
13. Doctrine and Covenants | Section 101:22–23
14. Old Testament | Psalms 24:3–4
15. Doctrine and Covenants | Section 128:24