Friday, December 2, 2022

Lukewarn*? Shortsighted?

Is it time to review the prophetic outline of our spiritual history as churches, (and perhaps, too, as individuals, peoples, and nations)? Two years ago, Deja Vu - Tiimes II quoted Clarence Larkin's view of that prophetic outline.1 In speaking of the 7th church, Laodicea, he wrote:
The Church at Laodicea was not burdened with debt, but it was burdened with WEALTH.2

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[3]. 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.4
So, where are we in the prophetic outline?

In reviewing recent events (e.g., G205 in Bali), we see how this lukewarm, shortsighted malady extends beyond churches to encompass our present government “leaders” and those who blindly accept their narratives. How many are familiar with the G20 declaration concerning the next (planned?) pandemic. We have become so lukewarm and shortsighted about constitutional freedoms that our leaders (with hardly a peep from the majority of their peoples) have all signed a G20 declaration for a unified, global (sovereignty-destroying) approach to keep the “obedient” safe. Such is the great, spoken promise of the great reset: “We shall keep you safe and well and happy.”6 However, the mostly unspoken, but mandatory corollary is: It shall be done through a certification strategy applicable to every human [meaning the implementation of SICO7 scoring]. Here is one man's view on the G20:

G20 and the next pandemic
(Dr. John Campbell | circa 19 Nov 2022 | Time 12:11 min.)

For a stark comparison of awake and asleep, see also: G20 agrees on "shared technical standards" for proof of vaccinations.8
What better description can we find to explain the last three years than this?
23 Wherefore, O ye Gentiles, it is wisdom in God that these things should be shown unto you, that thereby ye may repent of your sins, and suffer not that these murderous combinations shall get above you, which are built up to get power and gain—and the work, yea, even the work of destruction come upon you, yea, even the sword of the justice of the Eternal God shall fall upon you, to your overthrow and destruction if ye shall suffer these things to be.
24 Wherefore, the Lord commandeth you, when ye shall see these things come among you that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation, because of this secret combination which shall be among you; or wo be unto it, because of the blood of them who have been slain; for they cry from the dust for vengeance upon it, and also upon those who built it up.
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 that they have murdered the prophets, and stoned them, and cast them out from the beginning. (Book of Mormon | Ether 8:23-25; bold emphasis added.)
What is God seeing as He looks down upon us? Is He seeing a vigorous, courageous, unrelenting  defense of the rights and freedoms that He inspired men and women to enshrine in Constitutions and Bills / Charters / Declarations of Human Rights? Do we care that our governments have signed a declaration that shuffles our rights off to un-elected, agenda-driven “experts” and profiteers? Do we not already have sufficient witness in history and scripture9 of the conniving  nature of power, gain, and domination that we will be left without excuse for blindness? Once again, we are cycling into another oppressive serfdom like unto the Israelites in Egypt; like unto the end of king Solomon's reign; like unto the oppressive regimes of every tyrannical leader from tribal to vast empire.

Let us stand out with the likes of Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, Abed-nego, Abinadi, Peter, Paul, hundreds of others, and most important of all, the Savior himself.10

* New Testament | Revelation 3:14–16
   14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
   15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
   16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

2. Larkin, Rev Clarence. The Book of Revelation (Kindle Locations 689). Kindle Edition.
3. New Testament | James 5:1-5
   1 GO to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
   2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.
   3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
   4 Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.
   5 Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.
4. Larkin, Rev Clarence. The Book of Revelation (Kindle Locations 692-698). Kindle Edition.
5. G20: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and European Union.
6. Being the go-to justification for denying rights and freedoms. Just listen to Canada's Trudeau: his answer to every accusation is "My job is keeping Canadians safe."
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8. G20 agrees on "shared technical standards" for proof of vaccinations
(GBNews | circa Nov 19, 2022 | Time 5:28 min.) at
9. Besides all the stories of oppressive periods in history, we have the clear warning:
Doctrine and Covenants | Section 121:39
   39 We have learned by sad experience that it is the nature and disposition of almost all men, as soon as they get a little authority, as they suppose, they will immediately begin to exercise unrighteous dominion.