Saturday, December 26, 2020

Wise Men? Foolish Men?

Ever since reading Frederick Buechner's December 24th anthology entry titled “The Power of the Babe,”1 I have been thinking about wise men and power. Buechner began with this scripture:
Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
MATTHEW 2: 1– 2
And then Buechner observes:
The foolishness of the wise is perhaps nowhere better illustrated than by the way the three Magi went to Herod the Great, king of the Jews, to find out the whereabouts of the holy child who had just been born king of the Jews to supplant him. It did not even strike them as suspicious when Herod asked them to be sure to let him know when they found him so he could hurry on down to pay his respects.
So what was it that made these wise men so foolish that it took a dream from God2 to prevent their returning to report to Herod? Were they that obtuse about the nature of power — its perennial, obsessive pursuit, protection, and abuse?

Perhaps this is one possible answer. As wise men – as Magi – they were, in all likelihood, frequent associates and colleagues of the powers and authorities of their day. As friends and associates of those wielding power, they simply could not see what they did not want to see – a classic case of confirmation bias3 in First Century A.D. (or perhaps it was Last Century B.C.).

Should this not put us on notice that striving for or feeling privileged affinity to world powers and power systems can blind us to motives and agendas? that prestigious connections / associations cloud our judgment? skew our perceptions of reality?

Has this not been repeated time and again in history and current events?4 The power elites fraternize with other power elites and like unto King Solomon, the wise become foolish because they will not see; they will not know what they know; they forget these repeating, historical truths that:
"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men..."5 [which] “conveys the opinion [nay, the 99% historical verity?] that, as a person's power increases, their moral sense diminishes.”6

A rise or fall in hierarchical position [pecking order position] can radically rearrange the way we see the world.7
But as humans (especially leaders), it seems we are continually striving to rise in the eyes of the world, if not by our own efforts, then by privileged connection with those higher, till, as friends of the powers, we no longer see things as they really are; no longer see ourselves as we really are; no longer are able to speak with the bluntness of Jesus or his OT prophets or NT apostles about world powers and systems.8 Thus we fall under the spell of self-justification; fall in with the spirit of power9 as we lose connection to the “power of the Spirit.”

How dangerous it is to become popular; to seek for or have thousands or millions “like” us or our views, works, achievements. How dangerous it is to not recognize how this knowledge of human nature has been used (by the adversary and his technocrats) to set us up for our own individual temptation to seek after and to partake of the fruit of popularity; of high-ranking / privileged association.

What was the example of the One we have covenanted to always remember?  
Verily, verily, I say unto you, ye must watch and pray always, lest ye be tempted by the devil, and ye be led away captive by him. And as I have prayed among you even so shall ye pray in my church, among my people who do repent and are baptized in my name. Behold I am the light; I have set an example for you. … ye must watch and pray always lest ye enter into temptation; for Satan desireth to have you, that he may sift you as wheat.10
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1. Buechner, Frederick; et al., Faith That Matters (p. 392). HarperOne. Kindle Edition. (Bold emphasis added.)
2. New Testament | Matthew 2:12 ~ And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
3. “Confirmation bias is the tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that confirms or supports one's prior beliefs or values.[1] People tend to unconsciously select information that supports their views, but ignore non-supportive information. People also tend to interpret ambiguous evidence as supporting their existing position. The effect is strongest for desired outcomes, for  emotionally charged issues, and for deeply entrenched beliefs.“ Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation_bias
4. Remember Israel's kings? Gentile leaders and kings? so many religious leaders? one of the latest being the tragic case of the gifted Ravi Zacharias: See: Ravi’s Ministry Declares He Was Guilty (My thoughts) (Whaddo You Meme?? | December 23, 2020 | Time: 6:08) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-PUfczEBkM
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Dalberg-Acton,_1st_Baron_Acton
6. The proverbial saying 'power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely' conveys the opinion that, as a person's power increases, their moral sense diminishes. Source: https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/absolute-power-corrupts-absolutely.html
7. Bloom, Howard. The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition into the Forces of History (p. 291). Grove Atlantic. Kindle Edition.
8. New Testament | Matthew 23:5-7 ~ But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.
New Testament | Matthew 23:11-17 ~ But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted. ¶ But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor! Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?
New Testament | Matthew 23:24–27 ~ Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.
New Testament | Matthew 23:33 ~ Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
New Testament | Acts 23:3–5 ~ Then said Paul unto him, God shall smite thee, thou whited wall: for sittest thou to judge me after the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law? And they that stood by said, Revilest thou God's high priest? Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people. (Bold emphasis added above.)
9. https://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.com/2019/06/the-spirit-of-power.html
10. Book of Mormon | 3 Nephi 18:15-16, 18 See also:
Doctrine and Covenants | Section 10:5 ~ Pray always, that you may come off conqueror; yea, that you may conquer Satan, and that you may escape the hands of the servants of Satan that do uphold his work.
Doctrine and Covenants | Section 20:32-34 ~ But there is a possibility that man may fall from grace and depart from the living God; Therefore let the church take heed and pray always, lest they fall into temptation; Yea, and even let those who are sanctified take heed also.
Doctrine and Covenants | Section 31:12 ~ Pray always, lest you enter into temptation and lose your reward.
Doctrine and Covenants | Section 88:126 ~ Pray always, that ye may not faint, until I come.
Doctrine and Covenants | Section 93:49 ~ What I say unto one I say unto all; pray always lest that wicked one have power in you, and remove you out of your place.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Remembering Velikovsky | 2020

Immanuel Velikovsky
(See image source info below footnotes)
(2020: 125th anniversary of his birth; 70th anniversary of Worlds in Collision)

If one has never encountered Immanuel Velikovsky1 — that great iconoclast2 of “settled science and history” — NOW might be the time to read his Worlds in Collision, especially in light of the coming conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, tomorrow, on this very winter solstice, December 21.

We are so used to a stable cosmos, we have trouble believing that in other times, humans endured terrifying chaos in the heavens for many years. (Remember the Exodus!) But with the 2020 roll-out of surveillance- and tech-based global tyranny, the level of interest in the heavens should spike, because:
• if something Powerful does not soon happen to counter the Utopian (Dystopian) plans3 of the world powers to “save” man and earth with “the arm of flesh”4; and
• if the indescribable evils, deceptions, and hypocrisy that has prevailed for decades are not brought to Judgment and Justice,
there may not be much left to save!

Perhaps this quote from the Documentary History of the Church will give us incentive to look more deeply into the prophets, their prophecies, and into the heavens. And to remind ourselves what the Prophet Joseph said (1843) about “the one grand sign of the Son of Man in heaven” — “the sign of the coming of the Son of Man.”
   There will be wars and rumors of wars, signs in the heavens above and on the earth beneath, the sun turned into darkness and the moon to blood, earthquakes in divers places, the seas heaving beyond their bounds; then will appear one grand sign of the Son of Man in heaven. But what will the world do? They will say it is a planet, a comet, etc. But the Son of Man will come as the sign of the coming of the Son of Man, which will be as the light of the morning cometh out of the east [see Joseph Smith—Matthew 1:26].”[5]

   As the lighting up of the morning or the dawning of the morning cometh from the east and Shineth unto the west— So also is the comeing of the Son of Man. The dawning of the morning makes its appearance in the east and moves along gradualy s[o] also will the comeing of the Son of Man be. [p. [3]] it will be small at its first appearance and gradually becomes large ​r​> untill every eye shall see it. Shall the Saints understand it Oh yes, Paul says so. Shall the wicked understand Oh no they attribute it to a natural cause. They will probably suppose it is too great Comets comeing in contact with each other
   It will be small at first and will grow larger and larger untill it will be all in a blaze so that every eye shall see it. [p. [4]][6]
SO let us inform ourselves about past celestial events and their possible future parallels. And let us BEWARE: the world will discount the sign as just a planet, a comet — a natural thing — thus, if at some point, we are presented with an (holographic? culture-based?) image in the sky, seen differently in different parts of the world, we are not seeing the SIGN of
Him whom we have covenanted to always remember.7

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1. I encountered my first Immanuel Velikovsy book, Worlds in Collision, circa 1971. In the intervening years, I have read many other books by and about him and his fascinating, cogent arguments. He was an iconoclast of “settled science and history” to the end of his life. Last year, November 17, 2019 marked the 40th anniversary of his death and in a memorial blog,* I concluded with these words:
 Once again we witness how power plays play-on to the detriment of knowledge and truth, even in lauded science. So perhaps the coming year 2020 will be a good year to read or re-read Velikovsky; perhaps too, to take up serious study of the Electric Universe,[**] and to make our own judgments instead of just reading minority (disparaging) opinions and reports that claim to be majority ones (without offering a smidgen of scientific proof!). [How unbelievably applicable these 2019 words have become in our COVID 19-84 world.]
https://dejavu-times.blogspot.com/2019/11/remembering-velikovsky.html
** https://www.thunderbolts.info/wp/  |   https://www.youtube.com/user/ThunderboltsProject
In the 1980s, I became aware of Anthony E. Larson and his prophesy trilogy based on the Velikovsky research. But just like Velikovsky and advocates of the Electric Universe, Larson's work has sometimes struggled to get a hearing. https://mormonprophecy.com/
2. Iconoclast: a person who attacks settled beliefs or institutions (Source: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/iconoclast
3. https://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.com/2020/11/ready-or-not.html
4. https://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.com/2020/12/01-isaiah-today-covenant-with-death.html
5. • History of the Church, 5:337; from a discourse given by Joseph Smith on Apr. 6, 1843, in Nauvoo, Illinois; reported by Willard Richards. Quoted from https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/teachings-joseph-smith/chapter-21?lang=eng
https://latterdaysaintmag.com/what-will-the-grand-sign-of-second-coming-be/ (Bold emphasis added.)
6. • Joseph Smith Papers: Discourse, 6 April 1843–B, as Reported by James Burgess. Document Transcript. https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/discourse-6-april-1843-b-as-reported-by-james-burgess/3#full-transcript (spelling left as it was; bold emphasis added.).
What Every Mormon Should Know About Astronomy by John P. Pratt at https://www.johnpratt.com/items/docs/lds/meridian/2000/mormastr2.html
7. https://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.com/2019/02/that-we-do-always-remember-what.html

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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Out of Phocas

If Jesus broadcast these words today (even if they weren't addressed directly to us), what would we, Christians, do?
• [W]oe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! …
• Woe unto you, ye blind guides, …
• Ye fools and blind: …
• Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.
• Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.
• Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?1
Yes, what would we do? especially if He had cried, “Hypocrites!” seven times in scarce the time for us to take seven, shocked breaths? especially when we are all guilty to some degree or other.

I suspect that many of us would throw Him to the censors — just as we have done to a lot of unsavory history — which brings me to the topic of Phocas, Eastern Emperor of Rome, circa 602-610 A.D.2

Phocas, a low-ranking officer under Emperor Maurice [Mauritius], staged a military coup and was soon crowned the new emperor by the patriarch in the church of St John the Baptist at the Hebdomon. To cement his power, Phocas brutally tortured and murdered Maurice, his wife, and nine children, after which he “devoted his energy to purging enemies and destroying conspiracies.”

The lasting legacy of Phocas, however, was to “settle” a long-running supremacy struggle within the Roman Church.
When Phocas usurped Maurice [Mauritius], Gregory the Great was bishop of Rome and he praised Phocas as a restorer of liberty. Gregory referred to him as a pious and clement lord, and compared his wife (the new Empress) Leontia to Marcian's consort Pulcheria (whom the Council of Chalcedon called the new Helena). In May 603, portraits of the imperial couple arrived in Rome and were ordered by the pope to be placed in the oratory of St Caesarius in the imperial palace on the Palatine.

Imperial approval was needed in that time to appoint a new pope, but the approval was delayed by a year upon the death of Pope Sabinian in 606, as Phocas was occupied with killing internal enemies that threatened his rule. He finally gave approval in 607 and Boniface III became pope. Phocas declared Rome "the head of all churches". Shortly afterwards, Phocas had a gilded statue of himself erected on a monumental column in the Roman Forum, known as the Column of Phocas.3
So, in short, papal primacy4 and papal supremacy5 came out of the reign of Phocus.6 

So how does this relate to 2020? Perhaps in the subtle and no-so-subtle censorship (denial or rejection) of truth. We don't insist that leaders speak truth to us.7 We don't let history inform our knowledge of things as they have been and are. We distract ourselves from what is really going on in this world of fear-mongering, power abuse, and “lying wonders.” We acquiesce too easily to living a lie — to pretending it's all pro-health when it's all pro-control. We refuse to admit that the un-corrupted science of human health and well-being belies every mandate.8 We use “love thy neighbour” to force / shame others into the pied-piper march of trust in “the arm of flesh” which is anything but loving, either God or our neighbour. We muzzle ourselves. We don't openly acknowledge the truth of history. We don't admit that secret combinations have got above us. We pretend that by obeying mandates, the mandates will go away, even when we're blatantly informed that such mandates will not go away. 

We seem almost completely out of focus — unconscious of prophetic past or advancing prophetic fulfillment.

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1. New Testament | Matthew 23:13-15, 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, 27, 29, 33 (Read the whole chapter, JST, too)
New Testament | Luke 13:31-32 ~ The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto him, Get thee out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee. And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.
2. https://military.wikia.org/wiki/Phocas
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phocas
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phocas
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papal_primacy
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papal_supremacy
6. A more detailed account of papal primacy and papal supremacy is given in Dowling, John. The history of Romanism: from the earliest corruptions of Christianity to the present time ; with full chronological table, indexes and glossary ; and fifty illustrative engravings 1853 (Kindle Locations circa 1659-1909). Kindle Edition.
7. Old Testament | Isaiah 30:8-11 ~ Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever: That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD: Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits: Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.
8.  https://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.com/2020/11/which-science.html
(Just a few more resources of thousands possible)
• The Great Barrington Declaration at https://gbdeclaration.org/
• Dr. Roger Hodkinson CEO & Medical Director – MA, MB, FRCPC, FCAP (Time 5:02) Presentation to Edmonton public hearing, November 13, 2020 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvYzf0MqObg
• Making face masks mandatory is not backed by science or law: Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms at https://www.jccf.ca/making-face-masks-mandatory-is-not-backed-by-science-or-law/
• Huge Lawsuits Coming Against COVID Totalitarians …  at https://thenewamerican.com/huge-lawsuits-coming-against-covid-totalitarians-and-con-artists/?fbclid=IwAR0dzvQxcJbaogNTRoJ15DA2LgAcY49P6OWUqNfdFU0kGotagYjfm64QG34 

Saturday, December 12, 2020

01 - Isaiah Today: "Covenant with Death"?

Over the next few days / weeks / months (as long as internet endures), I intend to post a few observations titled, Isaiah Today — inspired, in part, by Avraham Gileadi's:.
You can read the whole of Isaiah in reference to his own day, or you can read it as a prophecy for the last days.1
[Disclaimer: I have none of the qualifications of Gileadi and have not prevailed to grasp the depth of his work, but, in these posts, I offer some (more surface) latter-day observations / thoughts / possibilities. Take them or leave them as you will. They are not meant as interpretations or fulfillments — only as points of possible déjà vu, multilayered awareness.]

Consider: could there be a more apt description of what is flooding our media than: trust in the arm of flesh; trust in the voice of world powers / experts / authorities; trust in the rushed concoctions of science and scientists; present your arm of flesh for a saving shot so you can re-access your God-given rights and freedoms that the world powers / experts / authorities have taken away for your and the world's good?

The clamour for the saving shot; the hue and cry for everyone to comply has become obsessive and deafening, BUT when the vaccine applause dies; when inexplicable, escalating numbers begin to perish,2 perhaps then we will hear the echo:
Lo, thou trustest in the staff of this broken reed, on Egypt [corrupted science? WHO? CMOs? et al.?]; whereon if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it: so is Pharaoh king of Egypt [man elevated in power, gain, and glory] to all that trust in him.3
Yes, these were the words of Rabshakeh (captain of Assyria's king Sennacherib), followed by his mocking of God as being no more reliable than Pharaoh.4 But then came the word of Isaiah and the unexpected end of Sennacherib5 because Hezekiah fervently prayed for protection and trusted in the LORD his God.

So why are we so fear-driven that WHO; that defacing, demoralizing, dehumanizing mandates; that rushed vaccines have become our promised saviors? What does this say about us?
Relying on human helps to fortify against possible disaster betrays a lack of trust in Him who governs our affairs. Such helps seek to substitute for the welfare and protection that come from keeping covenant with God. . . . // Like all idolatry, relying on the arm of flesh blinds people to divine purpose and providence—that God saves those who trust in Him (Isaiah 42;17-43:4).6

Isaiah, therefore, reduces every kind of dependence on things human to a “covenant with death” (Isaiah 28:15, 18).7
And what words more accurately describe this present crisis and coming consequence than those in bold below (unless we repent of fear and misplaced trust):
15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
16 ¶ Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
18 ¶ And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.8
“Covenant with death” my friends, is, perhaps, the best description of what mRNA9 is intended to do to our unique, God-designed DNA. And if we're not happy with our DNA and gene-expression, we shall in time come to know that the adversary's bifurcated, opposed obsessions of 1) destroying / corrupting God's creation; and 2) “improving” creation to prove his brilliance have caused much of what we blame on God or the aberrations / deficiencies of nature.

Could the obsessive cry to obey? to do as we're told? to trust in the powers? be a parallel trumpet calling us to hurry and make bare our arm — to make our “covenant with death” — because the hidden army manipulating flesh has but a short time?10

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1. The Last Days: Types and Shadows from the Bible and the Book of Mormon. Avraham Gileadi, Third Revised Edition 1998 © 1998 Book of Mormon Research Foundation, p. 5 
p. 3 ~ “Isaiah consistently uses events in Israel's past as a framework around which to prophesy events in the future . . . Repeated descriptions of such events create patterns of things—things that “have been and shall be” (compare 3 Nephi 23:3).”
Book of Mormon | 3 Nephi 23:1–3 ~ 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. 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. And all things that he spake have been and shall be, even according to the words which he spake. (Bold emphasis added.)
2. (when the virulence of the released bioweapon is increased to escalate fear, stress, death, and rage against those who said it was no more than a a bad case of flu)
3. Old Testament | Isaiah 36:6
Old Testament | Isaiah 36:4-6 ~ And Rabshakeh said unto them, Say ye now to Hezekiah, Thus saith the great king, the king of Assyria, What confidence is this wherein thou trustest? I say, sayest thou, (but they are but vain words) I have counsel and strength for war: now on whom dost thou trust, that thou rebellest against me? Lo, thou trustest in the staff of this broken reed, on Egypt; whereon if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it: so is to all that trust in him.
4. Old Testament | Isaiah 36:7-10, 14-20 ~ But if thou say to me, We trust in the LORD our God: is it not he, whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah hath taken away, and said to Judah and to Jerusalem, Ye shall worship before this altar? Now therefore give pledges, I pray thee, to my master the king of Assyria, and I will give thee two thousand horses, if thou be able on thy part to set riders upon them. How then wilt thou turn away the face of one captain of the least of my master's servants, and put thy trust on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen? And am I now come up without the LORD against this land to destroy it? the LORD said unto me, Go up against this land, and destroy it. . . . Thus saith the king, Let not Hezekiah deceive you: for he shall not be able to deliver you. Neither let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD, saying, The LORD will surely deliver us: this city shall not be delivered into the hand of the king of Assyria. Hearken not to Hezekiah: for thus saith the king of Assyria, Make an agreement with me by a present, and come out to me: and eat ye every one of his vine, and every one of his fig tree, and drink ye every one the waters of his own cistern; Until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of corn and wine, a land of bread and vineyards. Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying, The LORD will deliver us. Hath any of the gods of the nations delivered his land out of the hand of the king of Assyria? Where are the gods of Hamath and Arphad? where are the gods of Sepharvaim? and have they delivered Samaria out of my hand? Who are they among all the gods of these lands, that have delivered their land out of my hand, that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem out of my hand?
5. Old Testament | Isaiah 37:6-7 ~ And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say unto your master, Thus saith the LORD, Be not afraid of the words that thou hast heard, wherewith the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me. Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour, and return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.
Old Testament | Isaiah 37:33-38 ~ Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shields, nor cast a bank against it. By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the LORD. For I will defend this city to save it for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake. Thou the angel of the LORD went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses. So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh. And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword; and they escaped into the land of Armenia: and Esar-haddon his son reigned in his stead.
6. Gileadi, p. 47-48 (Bold emphasis added.)
7. Ibid., p. 46
8. Old Testament | Isaiah 28:15-18
9. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RNA_vaccine
The End of Man: https://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.com/2020/05/the-end-of-man.html
10. New Testament | Revelation 12:12 ~ Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

Friday, December 4, 2020

Millennium: The Beginning & the End?

Have you ever wondered why Satan was to be bound for a 1000 years at the beginning of the Millennium, and then loosed at the end to orchestrate a final rebellion / battle?1 Could it entail more than just to test the “millennials”?

Here is one man's understanding of why Satan is merely bound for a thousand years and then “loosed for a little season.”
That man may be "without excuse" God is going to subject him to a final test under the most favorable circumstances. Man has charged his fall and continuance in sin to Satan. "Take him away," he cries, "paralyze his power; cripple his malignant activity; bind and imprison him and deliver us from his dominating influence, and then you will see that man is radically good and virtuous and is simply the victim of an unfavorable environment."

God answers it shall be done. Satan shall be bound and imprisoned so that he can no longer deceive men, and lest man shall say that sinful habits are too deeply rooted to be soon eradicated the test shall last for a Thousand Years, and man shall have during that period of probation all the blessed influences of the Holy Spirit and the presence of Christ Himself.

Man has never known and therefore cannot conceive what this world would be like free from Satanic influence. It would certainly be a marvelously different world. There would be no one to stir up hate and passion, and engender strife and turmoil. True, man would still have an evil heart of unbelief to contend against, but it would be like a magazine of gunpowder without a spark to ignite it. That the evil heart of man has not been eradicated will be evident when at the close of the Millennium Satan is loosed and finds no difficulty in deceiving the nations. Rev. 20: 8.2 ...

As the evening shadows of the Millennial Day fall, the Angel who imprisoned Satan will unlock the "prison house" of the "Bottomless Pit," and Satan will come forth embittered by his forced confinement to vent his anger upon the people of God, a refutation of the claim that the miseries of perdition will lead to repentance. Satan will still be the same malignant being after his 1000 years of confinement that he was before. His hatred against God and His people will be unquenched.  ...

As soon as Satan is loosed from his prison in the "Bottomless Pit," he will find a vast multitude ready to believe his lie, and to serve and obey him. He will gather them from the "Four Quarters of the Earth" to battle. They will be in number as the "sand of the sea." Rev. 20: 8-9. The revolt will be Worldwide, and will mean the Mobilizing of Vast Armies. Satan will conduct them across the "Breadth of the Earth" until they compass the "Camp of the Saints" (the Holy Land), and lay siege once more to the "Beloved City." From this we see that the unregenerate heart is like a powder magazine, all it needs is a match to set it off, and Satan when freed will be that match. This the "last war" that this world shall ever see, will be bloodless, for the vast armies of Satan shall be destroyed by FIRE.

From this we see that the "Millennial Dispensation," like all the six Dispensations before it, will end in failure [for most]. God will have tested man in "Innocence," under "Conscience," under "Self-Government," under the "Headship of the Family," under "Law," under "Grace," and finally under the influence of the "Holy Spirit," free from Satanic influences, and under them all he will prove himself to be hopelessly, incurably and incorrigibly bad.

If after a 1000 years of the Presence of the King, and of universal peace and blessing, man still persists in rebelling against his Maker, what will there be left for God to do?3
Except, the most important thing, He already accomplished millennia ago, at age 33. The final thing left to do will be the Judgment according to His warning:
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.4
So, will this 1000 years finally prove that man is NOT, by nature, radically good and virtuous as so many new-agers and others declare in this age of the “Sovereign Self”? Will we finally see that the lamentations by God and His prophets5 throughout the ages were more than justified? understand why the words “Repent” and “Love” occur an identical number of times (628) in our four books of scripture?6 Will we at last comprehend that the measure of God's love for us, wretched sinners that we are,7 is immeasurable.

BUT, we also must know that despite our wretched natures, we also have the capacity to fill the measure of our creation as measured and assisted by God. We have the ability to choose good over evil, to self-reflect, to forgive, to repent. We have the ability to see through the lies, deceptions, propaganda and recycling ideologies of the Utopians and schemers of every age. We have the unrelenting witness of history that secret combinations continually cycle, intent on the destruction of all that is good.8 We have the ability to say NO to the powers9 and the Utopians.

Will we, in these days of trial, have the courage and strength to refuse compliance and complicity when the “authorities” / the “powers” claim: 'It is not lawful'10? Will we be any better in that ending day 1000 years from now? For Whom do we reserve our YESes?

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1. New Testament | Revelation 20:1-3, 7-10
1 AND I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. ...
7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
Doctrine and Covenants | Section 88:110–114
110 And so on, until the seventh angel shall sound his trump; and he shall stand forth upon the land and upon the sea, and swear in the name of him who sitteth upon the throne, that there shall be time no longer; and Satan shall be bound, that old serpent, who is called the devil, and shall not be loosed for the space of a thousand years.
111 And then he shall be loosed for a little season, that he may gather together his armies.
112 And Michael, the seventh angel, even the archangel, shall gather together his armies, even the hosts of heaven.
113 And the devil shall gather together his armies; even the hosts of hell, and shall come up to battle against Michael and his armies.
114 And then cometh the battle of the great God; and the devil and his armies shall be cast away into their own place, that they shall not have power over the saints any more at all.
2. Larkin, Rev Clarence. The Book of Revelation (Kindle Locations 3896-3917). Kindle Edition.
SMS NOTE: And what if all the abused, the trafficked, the aborted, and all those who never reached accountability were healed of their traumas and given the opportunity to grow up without sin unto salvation [if that were their choice]? We cannot know all the nuances of God's plan of Mercy and Justice, but this may apply here, too: “that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.” (New Testament | 1 Peter 4:6; Doctrine and Covenants | Section 76:73; 88:99; 138:10, 34).
3. Ibid., (Kindle Locations 3981-3999)
4. New Testament | Matthew 7:13-14 (bold emphasis added)
5. Just five examples out of hundreds possible:
Old Testament | Deuteronomy 31:16 ~ And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them.
Old Testament | Deuteronomy 31:25-30
25 That Moses commanded the Levites, which bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, saying,
26 Take this book of the law, and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee.
27 For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious against the LORD; and how much more after my death?
28 ¶ Gather unto me all the elders of your tribes, and your officers, that I may speak these words in their ears, and call heaven and earth to record against them.
29 For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; because ye will do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands.
30 And Moses spake in the ears of all the congregation of Israel the words of this song, until they were ended.
New Testament | Romans 3:10-18
10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
15 Their feet are swift to shed blood:
16 Destruction and misery are in their ways:
17 And the way of peace have they not known:
18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.
Old Testament | Isaiah 59:1-21 (classic lament)
https://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.com/2014/01/gods-lament.html
6. CD-Rom: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © 2001 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.,
7. New Testament | Romans 7:24 ~ O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
New Testament | Revelation 3:17 ~ Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
Book of Mormon | 2 Nephi 4:17 ~ Nevertheless, notwithstanding the great goodness of the Lord, in showing me his great and marvelous works, my heart exclaimeth: O wretched man that I am! Yea, my heart sorroweth because of my flesh; my soul grieveth because of mine iniquities.
Book of Mormon | Mosiah 2:21 ~ I say unto you that if ye should serve him who has created you from the beginning, and is preserving you from day to day, by lending you breath, that ye may live and move and do according to your own will, and even supporting you from one moment to another—I say, if ye should serve him with all your whole souls yet ye would be unprofitable servants.
8. https://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.com/2020/03/in-one-fell-swoop.html
https://dejavu-times.blogspot.com/2020/03/covid-covert.html
9. New Testament | Ephesians 6:12 ~ For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
10. (to sing, to embrace; to visit in nursing homes / hospitals; to open your business; to gather for social, cultural, sports, family events; to go maskless; to stand too close together; to freely worship; to travel without "necessity"; to reveal facts counter to the power narrative; to protest tyranny; and on and on.) Remember what the Savior did when He was told "It is not lawful"? https://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.com/2020/05/it-is-not-lawful.html (The video clips therein have been censored by the powers, but can perhaps be found in other places by searching relevant words.)

Monday, November 30, 2020

Ready or Not?


An Open Appeal to Bishops and Presidents

If you are not aware of recent warnings (“predictions”) by the economic Powers, I reference two recent, short videos:


“The Next Crisis?” (Computing Forever: David Cullen | November 19, 2020 | Time 17:34) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp190eDFltU&t=2s OR https://computingforever.com/2020/11/19/the-next-crisis/




"Next Crisis Bigger than COVID" ;- Power Grid/Finance Down - WEF Cyber Polygon (Ice Age Farmer | November 15, 2020 | 14:02 min) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSuCuoQxI20&t=35s OR at https://youtu.be/tSuCuoQxI20 OR https://www.iceagefarmer.com/

I have been studying & writing about the science and history of power and its abuse for over a decade and feel that a repeat of Ether 8:18-261 has come upon us. The agenda of the adversary has always been to destroy2 and with our 21st Century reliance on the power-grid, a massive, prolonged failure (for whatever reason: planned? rogue actors? “Nature”?) will facilitate unprecedented destruction as frightened, stressed people, communities, cities, and nations try to cope with the sudden, prolonged LOSS of
▪ communication (cell phones, internet, zoom-meets, radio / TV, etc.)
▪ home / water heating, lighting, cooking, freezers, fridges
▪ transportation (vehicle electronics, fuel pumping & access, food transport & access)
▪ banking, price scanning, buying & selling transactions
▪ many hospital & emergency services, water pumping, sewage treatment
▪ manufacturing, business, & school capability
▪ etc.
Power generators might help some cope for a time, but limited access to fuel along with “shelter-in-place” orders, lock-downs, travel bans & restrictions, food & fuel shortages, etc. will throw much of the world into utter chaos and despair, ready to accept any “saving” man or plan. The set-up and scenario for an agenda of tyranny and destruction is upon us which is just a replay of destruction that has been used many times (Jaredites, Nephites, 70AD Jerusalem, 16th-20th Century Europe & Asia, 1860s U.S. Civil War, etc.), but now with the 21st Century there are added components of surveillance, technology, and weaponry.

You may feel this is all conspiracy theory, but these are two truths that we will someday realize to the full:
1. Until we acknowledge that the obsessive pursuit and protection of power, gain, and glory has plagued every age of history, we will never understand the events of our time.

2. The science of health* is overwhelmingly against masking, isolation, distancing, lockdown,* etc., etc., while the science of behavior- and mind-control is obsessively pro-mask, pro-isolation, pro-distancing, pro-lockdown, pro-fear, pro-tyranny.
This appeal is not meant to frighten, but to raise awareness of where we are at, and to help us prepare so that we can be of help to those for whom a catastrophic, prolonged power-grid failure will come as if out-of-the-blue; as a paralyzing crisis of survival and faith.

Are we ready or not?

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1. Book of Mormon | Ether 8:18-26 ~ 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; 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. 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. And they have caused the destruction of this people of whom I am now speaking, and also the destruction of the people of Nephi. 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. 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. Wherefore, I, Moroni, am commanded to write these things that evil may be done away, and that the time may come that Satan may have no power upon the hearts of the children of men, but that they may be persuaded to do good continually, that they may come unto the fountain of all righteousness and be saved.
2. Pearl of Great Price | Moses 4:3-6 ~ Wherefore, because that Satan rebelled against me, and sought to destroy the agency of man, which I, the Lord God, had given him, and also, that I should give unto him mine own power; by the power of mine Only Begotten, I caused that he should be cast down; And he became Satan, yea, even the devil, the father of all lies, to deceive and to blind men, and to lead them captive at his will, even as many as would not hearken unto my voice. And now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which I, the Lord God, had made. And Satan put it into the heart of the serpent, (for he had drawn away many after him,) and he sought also to beguile Eve, for he knew not the mind of God, wherefore he sought to destroy the world.
3. (References: Only a few warning voices out of hundreds possible):
● The Great Barrington Declaration: https://gbdeclaration.org/
● Dr. Roger Hodkinson CEO & Medical Director – MA, MB, FRCPC, FCAP (Time 5:02) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvYzf0MqObg
● What NO ONE is Saying About The Lockdowns (corbettreport.com | November 24, 2020 | Time: 9:08) at https://www.corbettreport.com/lockdowns/
● Making face masks mandatory is not backed by science or law: Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms at https://www.jccf.ca/making-face-masks-mandatory-is-not-backed-by-science-or-law/
● Huge Lawsuits Coming Against COVID Totalitarians and Con-Artists at https://thenewamerican.com/huge-lawsuits-coming-against-covid-totalitarians-and-con-artists/?fbclid=IwAR0dzvQxcJbaogNTRoJ15DA2LgAcY49P6OWUqNfdFU0kGotagYjfm64QG34
● Coronavirus Fraud Scandal — The Biggest Fight Has Just Begun at https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2020/10/17/coronavirus-fraud-biggest-crime-against-humanity.aspx?cid_source=dnl&cid_medium=email&cid_content=art1ReadMore&cid=20201017Z1&mid=DM679632&rid=989570834
● Pandemic Truth Warriors (Video Section at A Warrior Calls at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtB2oua1nXaPJtqJcibKmGg/videos OR  https://awarriorcalls.com/home/ OR https://www.bitchute.com/channel/K6tBDPiVYwHO/

Friday, November 20, 2020

Which Science?

Make that EIGHT months
The science of health is overwhelmingly against masking, isolation, distancing, lockdown,1 etc., etc., while the science of behavior- and mind-control is obsessively pro-mask, pro-isolation, pro-distancing, pro-lockdown, pro-fear, pro-tyranny.2 Which science is prevailing? Which science* are the Powers promoting? Which, the majority of people obeying?3

How many times must this be repeated before we GET IT?
22 And whatsoever nation shall uphold such secret combinations [like the COVID plandemic narrative with all its MSM fear-mongering and “flood the zone” lies], to get power and gain, until they shall spread over the nation, behold, they shall be destroyed; ...
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; ...
25 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 ...4
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1. Just four of hundreds possible speaking for the science of health:
   ● Dr. Roger Hodkinson CEO & Medical Director – MA, MB, FRCPC, FCAP (Dr. Marco Caravaggio |November 17,2020 | Time 5:02) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvYzf0MqObg (This may be censored from YouTube so the sooner you watch the better.)
   ● Making face masks mandatory is not backed by science or law: Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms at https://www.jccf.ca/making-face-masks-mandatory-is-not-backed-by-science-or-law/
   ● PULMONARY SPECIALIST SPEAKS OUT ON THE HEALTH RISKS OF WEARING MASKS & THE LIES SURROUNDING COVID-19 at https://www.bitchute.com/video/NqSY7eqTOccM/
   ● https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/health-expert-outraged-government-response-covid/?itm_term=home
2. Just preview everyday, the headlines of the MSM; the mask mandates of “authorities”; the “Flooding the Zone” regurgitations.
3. Is Now the Time 'To Do What We're Told'? (Truthstream Media | November 17, 2020 | Time 54:35) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peVq-KGIXZY
4. Book of Mormon | Ether 8:22–25

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Déjà Vu: Ben-hadad*?


Until we acknowledge that the
obsessive pursuit and protection of 
power, gain, and glory has plagued
every age of history, we will never
understand the events of our time.
-SMS


And what are the unfolding events of our time? In the end, it will entail the conversion of men, women, and children into property. Such has always been the overarching passion of the ever-present Domination System that has always energized the natural man. We can pretend for a little longer that conversion is not happening, but the Powers in every land are already speaking in the 800 B.C. language of Ben-hadad.
And he sent messengers to Ahab king of Israel into the city, and said unto him, Thus saith Ben-hadad, Thy silver and thy gold is mine; thy wives also and thy children, even the goodliest, are mine. And the king of Israel answered and said, My lord, O king, according to thy saying, I am thine, and all that I have. And the messengers came again, and said, Thus speaketh Ben-hadad, saying, Although I have sent unto thee, saying, Thou shalt deliver me thy silver, and thy gold, and thy wives, and thy children; Yet I will send my servants unto thee to morrow about this time, and they shall search thine house, and the houses of thy servants; and it shall be, that whatsoever is pleasant in thine eyes, they shall put it in their hand, and take it away.1
Is this not like unto the 2020 language of The Great Reset? the COVID-19 mandates? Agenda 21 & 2030? (Look them up!) And what has been the majority response, thus far? How many are obedient believers in the pursuers and protectors of power, gain, and glory? masked-up? waiting anxiously for “saving” vaccines? crying out for more rigid controls? demanding greater protection from the selfish “disobedient”?

Where are all the elders, all the people, and a prophet like those that counselled Ahab to resist the conversion?2 

For those who are willing to look beyond the Power narrative that floods the MSM, the satanic conversion (with the witting or unwitting aid of presidents, prime ministers, governors, premiers, other “public servants,” and distracted, deceived believers) is unrolling so rapidly it is stunning.

Consider these witnesses (out of hundreds possible) exposing the frauds and tyrannies that are being rolled out under cover of COVID to facilitate the conversion agenda:
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1. Old Testament | 1 Kings 20:2–6
2. Old Testament | 1 Kings 20:8, 13-14 ~ And all the elders and all the people said unto [Ahab], Hearken not unto him, nor consent. ... And, behold, there came a prophet unto Ahab king of Israel, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Hast thou seen all this great multitude? behold, I will deliver it into thine hand this day; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD. And Ahab said, By whom? And he said, Thus saith the LORD, Even by the young men of the princes of the provinces. Then he said, Who shall order the battle? And he answered, Thou.
NOTE: Yes, it was a bloody finale, but they prevailed because they had God and the courage to resist. What are we setting ourselves up for by our acquiescence and inaction?

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The Seven Ages of the Church?



How many layers of application might John's Letters to the Seven Churches1 have? After a recent encounter with a 1919 book, there appears to be at least four, being application:
1. to the original seven churches;
2. to individual men and women in every age (including in our capacity as stewards / leaders / servants);
3. to individual congregations;
4. as a prophetic outline of the Church ages from Apostle John to the present day.
I explored application two in a 2011 post titled: Which Church? (Questions for the latter-day believer),2 but this past week I encountered the "prophetic view of the Church" in Rev. Clarence Larkin's 1919 book, The Book of Revelation, wherein he states:
[Revelation] chapters two and three, must be a description or prophetic outline of the "Spiritual History" of the Church from the time when John wrote the Book in A. D. 96, down to the taking out of the Church, or else we have no "prophetic view" of the Church during that period, for she disappears from the earth at the close of chapter three, and is not seen again until she reappears with her Lord in chapter nineteen.3
Larkin describes and dates the seven Church periods / ages as:
I. The Church At Ephesus (A Backslidden Church.) Rev. 2: 1-7.
    70–170 A.D.
II. The Church At Smyrna (A Persecuted Church.) Rev. 2: 8-11.
     170–312 A.D.
III. The Church at Pergamos (A Licentious Church.) Rev. 2: 12-17.
       312–606 A.D.
IV. The Church at Thyatira (A Lax Church.) Rev. 2: 18-29.
       606–1520 A.D.
V. The Church at Sardis (A Dead Church.) Rev. 3: 1-6.
     1520–1750 A.D.
VI. The Church at Philadelphia (A Favored Church.) Rev. 3: 7-13.
       1750–1900 A.D.
VII. The Church at Laodicea (A Lukewarm Church.) Rev. 3: 14-22.
        1900–present A.D.

Larkin further explains and cautions:
This interpretation of the "Messages to the Seven Churches" was hidden to the early Church, because time was required for Church History to develop and be written, so a comparison could be made to reveal the correspondence. If it had been clearly revealed that the Seven Churches stood for "Seven Church Periods" that would have to elapse before Christ could come back, the incentive to watch would have been absent.
While the character of these Seven Churches is descriptive of the Church during seven periods of her history, we must not forget that the condition of those churches, as described, were their exact condition in John's day. So we see that at the close of the First Century the leaven of "False Doctrine" was at work in the Churches. The churches are given in the order named, because the peculiar characteristic of that Church applied to the period of Church History to which it is assigned. It also must not be forgotten, that, that which is a distinctive characteristic of each Church Period, does not disappear with that Period, but continues on down through the next Period, and so on until the end, thus increasing the imperfections of the visible Church, until it ends in an open Apostasy, ..."4
Larkin's observations about all seven ages and their regressive, cumulative nature are thought-provoking and worthy of study. And as we are, allegedly, in Period VII, I include a few of his Period VII observations:
Our churches today are largely in this "lukewarm" condition. There is very little of warm-hearted spirituality. There is much going on in them, but it is largely mechanical and of a social character. Committees, societies, and clubs are multiplied, but there is an absence of "spiritual heat." Revival meetings are held, but instead of waiting on the Lord for power, evangelists and paid singers are hired and soul winning is made a business. The cause of this "lukewarmness" is the same as that of the Church of Laodicea--Self-Deception.5

The Church at Laodicea was not burdened with debt, but it was burdened with WEALTH.6

The trouble with the Church of Laodicea was that its "Gold" was not of the right kind, and so it was counseled to buy of the Lord "gold tried in the fire." What kind of gold is that? It is gold that has no taint upon it. Gold that is not cankered, or secured by fraud, or the withholding of a just wage. What a description we have of these Laodicean days in James 5: 1-4. But the Church of Laodicea was not only poor, though rich, it was blind. Or to put it more accurately--" Near-Sighted." They could see their worldly prosperity, but were "Short-Sighted" as to heavenly things, so the Lord counseled them to anoint their eyes with "Eye-Salve." Their merchants dealt in ointments and herbs of a high degree of healing virtue, but they possessed no salve that would restore impaired Spiritual Vision, only the Unction of the Holy One could do that.7

Then a most startling revelation was made to the Church of Laodicea, Christ said--
"Behold, I Stand at the Door and Knock."
These words are generally quoted as an appeal to sinners, but they are not, they are addressed to a Church, and to a Church in whose midst Christ had once stood, but now found Himself excluded and standing outside knocking for admittance. This is the most startling thing recorded in the New Testament, that it is possible for a church to be outwardly prosperous and yet have no Christ in its midst, and be unconscious of the fact. This is a description of a Christless Church. Oh, the EXCLUDED CHRIST.
Excluded from His own nation, for they Rejected Him; excluded from the world, for it Crucified Him; excluded from His Church, for He stands outside its door Knocking for Entrance. How did Christ come to be outside the Church? He had been within it once or there never would have been a Church. How did He come to leave? It is clear that they had not thrust Him out, for they do not seem to have missed His presence. They continued to worship Him, to sing His praises, and engage in all manner of Christian service, yet He had withdrawn. Why? The reason is summed up in one word--Worldliness.
But how is Christ to get back into His Church? Does it require the unanimous vote or invitation of the membership? No. "If any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me." That is the way to revive a lukewarm church is for the individual members to open their hearts and let Christ re-enter, and thus open the door for His reappearance. The character of the Church today is Laodicean, and as the Laodicean Period is to continue until the Church of the "New-Born" is taken out, we cannot hope for any great change until the Lord comes back.8
Could there be anything in Larkin's 1919 observations to provoke our 2020 self-reflection? our self-awareness? our repentance?

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All bold emphasis has been added.  

1. New Testament | Revelation 2–3
2. https://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.com/2011/08/which-church.html
3. Larkin, Rev Clarence. The Book of Revelation (Kindle Locations 453-456). Kindle Edition.  Note however that Larkin does not seem to consider that the little horn of Old Testament | Daniel 7:8 and 8:9 may have a parallel in Revelation (lamb-like beast with two horns: exercising secular & religious powers? Rev. 13); thus the "Church" would not be left out of the intervening prophecy period between Rev. 3 & 19 as he sees it.
4. Ibid., (Kindle Locations 457-466).
5. Ibid., (Kindle Locations 675-679).
6. Ibid., (Kindle Location 689).
7. Ibid., (Kindle Locations 692-698).
8. Ibid., (Kindle Locations 701-716).

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

A Way Forward?

Moving forward
on target; on point


(A Call to Action)
Therefore, I, the Lord, justify you, and your brethren of my church, in befriending that law which is the constitutional law of the land; And as pertaining to law of man, whatsoever is more or less than this, cometh of evil.1
So who is befriending the Constitution and its principles? Who is exposing the “more” that is destroying rights and freedoms? Who is calling for accountability for the evil that is rolling like a worldwide tsunami of destruction?

Thankfully, a few good people2 are rising up with options but we will not hear about them from the (bought-and-paid-for) MSM or the gainsaying-of-truth “authorities.”

There is a man, Christopher James, who has collected / catalogued the witness of many truth tellers3 who are being censored and maligned because they were gainsaying the authorities, the power-brokers, the profiteers.4 But this man has also conceived a way forward out of the abyss that we have fallen into by believing the lying wonders5 of the servitors of a Domination System (a term he does not yet use, but that I do); a Domination System that has now perfected its opportunities for total world control thru co-opted, corrupted science and technology.

Christopher James is not the first man to investigate this great fraud perpetuated on people all over the world, but he has devised and begun a plan of action that will expose the fraud and collapse the (IL)Legal, (Un)Civil System upon itself.

The Domination System has, in secret, converted people into property that can be ordered about, managed, and commercialized at the will of the Domination System. Service Corporations of all kinds (including local and state governments) have converted themselves into masters with one-sided Terms of Service agreements, regulations, orders, demands, and on and on. Much of the fraudulent conversion seems unbelievable, but consider our present world, where quarantine, masking, distancing, gathering, no singing, vaccination are all being mandated as if people were property owned by someone or something. Have we not already been warned that in the last days, the souls of men [and women] would be just one more commodity for the merchants of the world?6

Let us open out minds, hearts, and resources to investigate and support this warrior's global call to and action for freedom and accountability. Although the initiative was begun in Canada, it is generating worldwide off-shoots.

Please investigate a further awakening here:
Foundational Knowledge Intro: https://awarriorcalls.com/foundational-knowledge/
Foundational Knowledge Part 1: https://awarriorcalls.com/foundational-knowledge-part-1/
Foundational Knowledge Part 2: https://awarriorcalls.com/foundational-knowledge-pt-2/
Foundational Knowledge Part 3: https://awarriorcalls.com/foundational-knowledge-part-3/
Foundational Knowledge Summary: https://awarriorcalls.com/foundational-knowledge-summary/

WEB site: https://awarriorcalls.com/
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtB2oua1nXaPJtqJcibKmGg
Addendum 26 Oct. 2020: As always, we must proceed with discernment per some of the above assertions, BUT the science and history of power (of the ubiquitous Domination System) and its obsession with converting humans into property has been manifest in every age. Domination is exactly what is happening in this 2020 crisis. People are being treated as property – ordered about as if livestock. WE are not livestock. We are men and women with inalienable rights, but in this corruption, service corporations (created by men and women) have converted themselves into masters with indentured enforcers. That is what we MUST reverse, and this “common law” trespass approach appears, at this time, to be the best (perhaps only) and most rapid possibility for reversal. Listen to this:
Small Business Owners Unite and Fight Back! Christopher James Explains With Small Business Owner Tim (Amina M | Oct. 26, 2020 | 48:14) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEd1W1lTx7o
Let us not be distracted by convoluted definitions of “common law.” It is simple. Men and women are not property. WE have inalienable rights and freedoms. Governments (service corporations) were created by men and women to protect those rights and freedoms and to help protect their lawful property. Employees of these service corporations have duties and obligations not to commit trespass against another's property or to try to administer another's property without right. And each employee is personally liable for any trespass.

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1. Doctrine and Covenants | Section 98:5–9 ~ And that law of the land which is constitutional, supporting that principle of freedom in maintaining rights and privileges, belongs to all mankind, and is justifiable before me. Therefore, I, the Lord, justify you, and your brethren of my church, in befriending that law which is the constitutional law of the land; And as pertaining to law of man, whatsoever is more or less than this, cometh of evil. I, the Lord God, make you free, therefore ye are free indeed; and the law also maketh you free. Nevertheless, when the wicked rule the people mourn.
2. Charles W. Nibley: “I believe as the Prophet Joseph has written, that the day would come when there would be so much of disorder, of secret combinations taking the law into their own hands, tramping upon Constitutional rights and the liberties of the people, that the Constitution would hang as by a thread. Yes, but it will still hang, and there will be enough of good people, many who may not belong to our Church at all, people who have respect for law and for order, and for Constitutional rights, who will rally around with us[?] and save the Constitution.” https://ia800701.us.archive.org/17/items/conferencereport1922sa/conferencereport1922sa.pdf | p. 40 of Conference Report, October 1922 (bold emphasis added)
NOTE: the paragraph before this statement and in other portions of his talk, it seems CWN puts us in a “double bind” (as do many past and latter-day others) by advocating strict obedience to whatever statute is in force: “We should uphold all the laws of the land whether we like them or not; ... And if we will think more of our duties, and a little less, perhaps, of our rights, we will be gainers thereby, and we will not break any law of the land, for the Lord has said, 'He who observeth the law of God hath no need to break the law of the land.'” Prior to this at p. 37, CWN stated: “It has been the counsel of the leaders of this Church from the beginning, to observe the Constitutional law of the land, and it is stated in the revelations that whatsoever is more than this or less than this, cometh of evil. We do not need anything outside of this strict letter of the law, for if we do go beyond it, or come tardy of it, we are liable to make a mistake. The agency that the Lord has given to his sons and daughters was given to all—the free agency to choose between right and wrong, and that agency makes us free, for the Lord has said, 'If ye abide in my truth, then are ye free indeed.' Now, whenever any man enters any organization, secret or otherwise, that takes from him a certain degree of that free agency to choose between right and wrong, and makes of him a servant, to do as he is told in certain matters, quite irrespective of the righteousness or justice of the case, or of the right or wrong of the case, then that man surrenders that much of his free agency which he ought not under any circumstances to surrender.” This writer (SMS) says: Reality demands that we ponder deeply how to reconcile these seemingly contradictory demands.
3. ● Pandemic Truths; https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWqXf9iQ-_tDP4D8KqDZzYxw9t6mQvTUy
● Common Law: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWqXf9iQ-_tB9eDYm4q9oQGqwxJAmApjP
● plus others at his YT channel and website
4. https://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.com/2020/08/whom-do-we-believe.html
5. New Testament | 2 Thessalonians 2:7–12 ~ For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
6. New Testament | Revelation 18:12–13 ~ The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble, And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.

Another interesting link: Birth Certificates are Federal Bank Notes: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/birth-certificates-federal-bank-notes-dr-paul-pharms-phd (As always, check out all things (prove all things), but realize that fact-checkers and so-called debunkers must not be blindly trusted, nor should anyone.)

Sunday, September 20, 2020

With a Voice of Singing*


In our local paper this week, a front-page headline read:
“Alberta loosens rules for singing ...”
The column text read in part:
“... top doctor says people can sing and play wind instruments indoors once again, provided COVID-19 precautions are in place. / ... says those activities were severely restricted because they were thought [1] to poise unique risks of spreading the virus. / But she says new evidence shows they can be done safely with certain safeguards. // ... Choirs can restart with maximum size limits and masks, but audience singing is still not allowed.” (Bold emphasis added.)
Not allowed?! Is such a continuing ban conceivable? YET it is mandated — in many places all over the world! Even in our world-wide, choir-famous church! And we acquiesce?!2

Do we not understand the everlasting role of singing in God's kingdom? that the song of the righteous is a prayer unto [God]?3 perhaps the most powerful prayer considering the hundreds of references in scripture and prophecy to singing?4 Have we ever witnessed the incredible power of hymns, spirituals, and other songs to change ambience; strengthen endurance; lift souls; even perhaps, precipitate an earthquake when it was needed?5

Is the ban on singing because of COVID or about something else? What if singing could change the world? What if the most powerful prayer is the song and we have gone silent? What if all the outrage, cursing, cries, and so forth at protests and marches were channeled, instead, into songs of faith, hope, charity, and rejoicing in the strength of unity? Could it change the mood of protesters, enforcers, and perhaps even counter-protesters?

What if gifted choirs and vocalists would gather as flash mobs6 all over the world at capitol buildings, parks, city squares, corporate / media offices, “elite” conferences, freedom / protest marches, and so forth, and sing songs of hope and joy, (including, where appropriate, songs of praise for the God of Heaven, the Creator of Heaven and Earth)? songs of rejoicing in life and freedomsnot dirges of piety or judgment, but upbeat songs, from whatever source or time, that lift the soul? Could such songs soften the hearts of “authorities,” leaders, planners, protesters? Could composers and lyricists rise to the challenge? grant rights to activists / marchers / flash mobs to perform already existing works that “cry freedom”? (Perhaps we could begin with Bobby Darin's “Simple Song of Freedom”  —  Della Reese style.)

And maybe, just maybe, song could inspire renewed courage to stand for rights and freedoms in leaders who have been compromised or fear-driven to the point they feel no choice but to “obey orders” from behind-the-scenes “superiors”? Instead of cursing at seeming or budding tyrants, could we sing rousing songs of freedom and encouragement for them to stand with integrity? Let them know we understand the over-arching tyranny that rules them, even as presidents, prime ministers, premiers, governors, et al., but that the tyranny that rules them does not justify their passing it down? Remind them that our commitment to honoring obeying, or sustaining law applies only to Constitutional law and to the service of honest, wise, and good men and women?7 Could we even ferret out the controlling insiders and “plague” them with song? Instead of chanting robotic phrases, let us sing great songs that stir the soul.

Perhaps singing would prove the greatest protest strategy of all time and result in calling God out of His hiding place to end the evils that the weaknesses and obsessions of mankind have brought to such a point as this escalating world-wide tyranny.

Let us remember:
Go ye forth of Babylon, flee ye from the Chaldeans, with a voice of singing declare ye, tell this, utter to the end of the earth; say ye: The Lord hath redeemed his servant Jacob.8

[and] he inviteth ... all to come unto him and partake of his goodness; and he denieth none that come unto him, black and white, bond and free, male and female; and he remembereth the heathen; and all are alike unto God, both Jew and Gentile.9
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* Old Testament | Isaiah 48:20 | Book of Mormon | 1 Nephi 20:20 ~ Go ye forth of Babylon, flee ye from the Chaldeans, with a voice of singing declare ye, tell this, utter to the end of the earth; say ye: The Lord hath redeemed his servant Jacob. ([Bold emphasis added.]

1. Do you not see? Evidence had no role in this initial rule. It was merely thought and the prohibition descended against singing, which could be argued is, the most powerful form of worship and means to invite the Spirit of God. Under this contagion rule, when will it ever be safe to sing again in congregation or choir? Fear of contagion, natural or manufactured, has become the perfect control vehicle.
About singing: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/09/200908101621.htm | https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/ncov/covid-wwksf/2020/07/what-we-know-transmission-risks-singing-wind-instruments.pdf?la=en | https://newseu.cgtn.com/news/2020-08-23/Lost-voices-The-UK-choirs-desperate-to-sing-during-COVID-19-TaFjvaBJE4/index.html
2. https://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.com/2020/05/it-is-not-lawful.html (NOTICE the censorship).
3. Doctrine and Covenants | Section 25:12 ~ For my soul delighteth in the song of the heart; yea, the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me, and it shall be answered with a blessing upon their heads.
4. Word-search “singing” | “song” in scripture. A few examples follow:
New Testament | Romans 15:9-11 ~ And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name. And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people. And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people.
New Testament | Revelation 15:3 ~ And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.
Book of Mormon | 1 Nephi 21:13 ~ Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; for the feet of those who are in the east shall be established; and break forth into singing, O mountains; for they shall be smitten no more; for the Lord hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted. 
Old Testament | Jeremiah 20:13 ~ Sing unto the LORD, praise ye the LORD: for he hath delivered the soul of the poor from the hand of evildoers. 
Old Testament | Psalms 100:1-5 ~ MAKE a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
Old Testament | Psalms 96:1-3 ~ O SING unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth. Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.
New Testament | Colossians 3:16 ~ Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 
Old Testament | 2 Chronicles 5:12–13 ~ Also the Levites which were the singers, all of them of Asaph, of Heman, of Jeduthun, with their sons and their brethren, being arrayed in white linen, having cymbals and psalteries and harps, stood at the east end of the altar, and with them an hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets:) It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of musick, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD;
5. New Testament | Acts 16:25-26 ~ And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.
7. Doctrine and Covenants | Section 98:5-10 ~ And that law of the land which is constitutional, supporting that principle of freedom in maintaining rights and privileges, belongs to all mankind, and is justifiable before me. Therefore, I, the Lord, justify you, and your brethren of my church, in befriending that law which is the constitutional law of the land; And as pertaining to law of man, whatsoever is more or less than this, cometh of evil. I, the Lord God, make you free, therefore ye are free indeed; and the law also maketh you free. Nevertheless, when the wicked rule the people mourn. Wherefore, honest men and wise men should be sought for diligently, and good men and wise men ye should observe to uphold; otherwise whatsoever is less than these cometh of evil. 
Doctrine and Covenants | Section 134:5 ~ We believe that all men are bound to sustain and uphold the respective governments in which they reside, while protected in their inherent and inalienable rights by the laws of such governments; [Entire section reproduced below at **] 
Doctrine and Covenants | Section 101:77-80 ~ According to the laws and constitution of the people, which I have suffered to be established, and should be maintained for the rights and protection of all flesh, according to just and holy principles; That every man may act in doctrine and principle pertaining to futurity, according to the moral agency which I have given unto him, that every man may be accountable for his own sins in the day of judgment. Therefore, it is not right that any man should be in bondage one to another. And for this purpose have I established the Constitution of this land, by the hands of wise men whom I raised up unto this very purpose, and redeemed the land by the shedding of blood.
**Doctrine and Covenants | Section 134:1-12 ~ WE believe that governments were instituted of God for the benefit of man; and that he holds men accountable for their acts in relation to them, both in making laws and administering them, for the good and safety of society. We believe that no government can exist in peace, except such laws are framed and held inviolate as will secure to each individual the free exercise of conscience, the right and control of property, and the protection of life. We believe that all governments necessarily require civil officers and magistrates to enforce the laws of the same; and that such as will administer the law in equity and justice should be sought for and upheld by the voice of the people if a republic, or the will of the sovereign. We believe that religion is instituted of God; and that men are amenable to him, and to him only, for the exercise of it, unless their religious opinions prompt them to infringe upon the rights and liberties of others; but we do not believe that human law has a right to interfere in prescribing rules of worship to bind the consciences of men, nor dictate forms for public or private devotion; that the civil magistrate should restrain crime, but never control conscience; should punish guilt, but never suppress the freedom of the soul. We believe that all men are bound to sustain and uphold the respective governments in which they reside, while protected in their inherent and inalienable rights by the laws of such governments; and that sedition and rebellion are unbecoming every citizen thus protected, and should be punished accordingly; and that all governments have a right to enact such laws as in their own judgments are best calculated to secure the public interest; at the same time, however, holding sacred the freedom of conscience. We believe that every man should be honored in his station, rulers and magistrates as such, being placed for the protection of the innocent and the punishment of the guilty; and that to the laws all men show respect and deference, as without them peace and harmony would be supplanted by anarchy and terror; human laws being instituted for the express purpose of regulating our interests as individuals and nations, between man and man; and divine laws given of heaven, prescribing rules on spiritual concerns, for faith and worship, both to be answered by man to his Maker. We believe that rulers, states, and governments have a right, and are bound to enact laws for the protection of all citizens in the free exercise of their religious belief; but we do not believe that they have a right in justice to deprive citizens of this privilege, or proscribe them in their opinions, so long as a regard and reverence are shown to the laws and such religious opinions do not justify sedition nor conspiracy. We believe that the commission of crime should be punished according to the nature of the offense; that murder, treason, robbery, theft, and the breach of the general peace, in all respects, should be punished according to their criminality and their tendency to evil among men, by the laws of that government in which the offense is committed; and for the public peace and tranquility all men should step forward and use their ability in bringing offenders against good laws to punishment. We do not believe it just to mingle religious influence with civil government, whereby one religious society is fostered and another proscribed in its spiritual privileges, and the individual rights of its members, as citizens, denied. We believe that all religious societies have a right to deal with their members for disorderly conduct, according to the rules and regulations of such societies; provided that such dealings be for fellowship and good standing; but we do not believe that any religious society has authority to try men on the right of property or life, to take from them this world's goods, or to put them in jeopardy of either life or limb, or to inflict any physical punishment upon them. They can only excommunicate them from their society, and withdraw from them their fellowship. We believe that men should appeal to the civil law for redress of all wrongs and grievances, where personal abuse is inflicted or the right of property or character infringed, where such laws exist as will protect the same; but we believe that all men are justified in defending themselves, their friends, and property, and the government, from the unlawful assaults and encroachments of all persons in times of exigency, where immediate appeal cannot be made to the laws, and relief afforded. We believe it just to preach the gospel to the nations of the earth, and warn the righteous to save themselves from the corruption of the world; but we do not believe it right to interfere with bond–servants, neither preach the gospel to, nor baptize them contrary to the will and wish of their masters, nor to meddle with or influence them in the least to cause them to be dissatisfied with their situations in this life, thereby jeopardizing the lives of men; such interference we believe to be unlawful and unjust, and dangerous to the peace of every government allowing human beings to be held in servitude. [But see D&C 98:5-10 above about the rejection of human bondage. Research Joseph Smith's  proposal to end slavery in America by the government purchasing their freedom in the hopes of ending the practice peacefully.] 
8. See * above
9. Book of Mormon | 2 Nephi 26:32–33 ~ And again, the Lord God hath commanded that men should not murder; that they should not lie; that they should not steal; that they should not take the name of the Lord their God in vain; that they should not envy; that they should not have malice; that they should not contend one with another; that they should not commit whoredoms; and that they should do none of these things; for whoso doeth them shall perish. For none of these iniquities come of the Lord; for he doeth that which is good among the children of men; and he doeth nothing save it be plain unto the children of men; and he inviteth them all to come unto him and partake of his goodness; and he denieth none that come unto him, black and white, bond and free, male and female; and he remembereth the heathen; and all are alike unto God, both Jew and Gentile.
Book of Mormon | 2 Nephi 30:1-3 ~ AND now behold, my beloved brethren, I would speak unto you; for I, Nephi, would not suffer that ye should suppose that ye are more righteous than the Gentiles shall be. For behold, except ye shall keep the commandments of God ye shall all likewise perish; and because of the words which have been spoken ye need not suppose that the Gentiles are utterly destroyed. For behold, I say unto you that as many of the Gentiles as will repent are the covenant people of the Lord; and as many of the Jews as will not repent shall be cast off; for the Lord covenanteth with none save it be with them that repent and believe in his Son, who is the Holy One of Israel. And now, I would prophesy somewhat more concerning the Jews and the Gentiles. For after the book of which I have spoken shall come forth, and be written unto the Gentiles, and sealed up again unto the Lord, there shall be many which shall believe the words which are written; and they shall carry them forth unto the remnant of our seed.