Sunday, May 28, 2023

A God of Signs*

If God is a God of signs as in ancient times
▪ Creation-Day Four1
▪ Noah and the rainbow2
▪ Moses and Pharaoh3
▪ Isaiah4
▪ Ezekiel5
▪ Elijah6
▪ king Nebuchadnezzar7
▪ king Darius8
▪ Samuel the Lamanite9?
just to name a few);
and if He is the same God then, now, and forever, what signs might we be missing?

Could synchronicities and date parallels (historical Chiasmus?) be amongst those things?

Jonathan Cahn: A Mystery For Joe Biden
(Jonathan Cahn Official | May 23, 2023 | Time 9:47 min.) at
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Could the fallen trumpet of March 18, 2020 have been a sign10? or the deconstruction of the most recognizable symbol of the Restoration11? or the wearing of masks? and so forth

And though God said:
13 ... ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
(New Testament | Matthew 25:13)
He also said:
45 And the day cometh that you shall hear my voice and see me, and know that I am.
46 Watch, therefore, that ye may be ready. Even so. Amen.
(Doctrine and Covenants | Section 50:45-46)
In recent years, have we been cognizant of how often God is a God of signs for those who are watching? Can we admit how far many nations and peoples have turned away from God's word — especially the purported head of the nations? What would a review of the blessings and curses of Deuteronomy 2812 reveal in addition to this:
45 Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee:
46 And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever. (Old Testament | Deuteronomy 28:45-46)
* There are 235 instances of the word sign / signs in scripture, most referring to God's déjà vu warnings.

1. Sun/Moon/Stars: Old Testament | Genesis 1:14
   14 ¶ And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
2. Noah: Old Testament | Genesis 9:12-16
   12 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:
   13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
   14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:
   15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
   16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.
3. Moses: Old Testament | Exodus 4:17
   17 And thou [Moses] shalt take this rod in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do signs.
Old Testament | Exodus 4:28-31
   28 And Moses told Aaron all the words of the LORD who had sent him, and all the signs which he had commanded him.
   29 ¶ And Moses and Aaron went and gathered together all the elders of the children of Israel:
   30 And Aaron spake all the words which the LORD had spoken unto Moses, and did the signs in the sight of the people.
   31 And the people believed: and when they heard that the LORD had visited the children of Israel, and that he had looked upon their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped.
JST Old Testament | Exodus 7:3
   3 And Pharaoh will harden his heart, as I said unto thee; and thou shalt multiply my signs, and my wonders, in the land of Egypt.
Old Testament | Deuteronomy 6:22
   22 And the LORD shewed signs and wonders, great and sore, upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household, before our eyes:
4. Isaiah: Old Testament | Isaiah 8:18
   18 Behold, I [Isaiah] and the children whom the LORD hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.
Old Testament | Isaiah 20:3-4
   3 And the LORD said, Like as my servant Isaiah hath walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and wonder upon Egypt and upon Ethiopia;
   4 So shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethiopians captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, even with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.
5. Ezekiel: Old Testament | Ezekiel 4:1-12
   1 THOU also, son of man, take thee a tile, and lay it before thee, and pourtray upon it the city, even Jerusalem:
   2 And lay siege against it, and build a fort against it, and cast a mount against it; set the camp also against it, and set battering rams against it round about.
   3 Moreover take thou unto thee an iron pan, and set it for a wall of iron between thee and the city: and set thy face against it, and it shall be besieged, and thou shalt lay siege against it. This shall be a sign to the house of Israel.
   4 Lie thou also upon thy left side, and lay the iniquity of the house of Israel upon it: according to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon it thou shalt bear their iniquity.
   5 For I have laid upon thee the years of their iniquity, according to the number of the days, three hundred and ninety days: so shalt thou bear the iniquity of the house of Israel.
   6 And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year.
   7 Therefore thou shalt set thy face toward the siege of Jerusalem, and thine arm shall be uncovered, and thou shalt prophesy against it.
   8 And, behold, I will lay bands upon thee, and thou shalt not turn thee from one side to another, till thou hast ended the days of thy siege.
   9 ¶ Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentiles, and millet, and fitches, and put them in one vessel, and make thee bread thereof, according to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon thy side, three hundred and ninety days shalt thou eat thereof.
   10 And thy meat which thou shalt eat shall be by weight, twenty shekels a day: from time to time shalt thou eat it.
   11 Thou shalt drink also water by measure, the sixth part of an hin: from time to time shalt thou drink.
   12 And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it with dung that cometh out of man, in their sight.
Old Testament | Ezekiel 12:11-12
   11 Say, I am your sign: like as I have done, so shall it be done unto them: they shall remove and go into captivity.
   12 And the prince that is among them shall bear upon his shoulder in the twilight, and shall go forth: they shall dig through the wall to carry out thereby: he shall cover his face, that he see not the ground with his eyes.
6. Elijah: Old Testament | 1 Kings 18:36-39
   36 And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word.
   37 Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the LORD God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again.
   38 Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.
   39 And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, he is the God; the LORD, he is the God.
7. King Nebuchadnezzar: Old testament | Daniel 4:1-3
   1 NEBUCHADNEZZAR the king, unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you.
   2 I thought it good to shew the signs and wonders that the high God hath wrought toward me.
   3 How great are his signs! and how mighty are his wonders! his kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is from generation to generation.
8. King Darius: Old Testament | Daniel 6:25-27
   25 ¶ Then king Darius wrote unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you.
   26 I make a decree, That in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for he is the living God, and stedfast for ever, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed, and his dominion shall be even unto the end.
   27 He delivereth and rescueth, and he worketh signs and wonders in heaven and in earth, who hath delivered Daniel from the power of the lions.
9. SamuelBook of Mormon | Helaman 14:1-6
   1 AND now it came to pass that Samuel, the Lamanite, did prophesy a great many more things which cannot be written.
   2 And behold, he said unto them: Behold, I give unto you a sign; for five years more cometh, and behold, then cometh the Son of God to redeem all those who shall believe on his name.
   3 And behold, this will I give unto you for a sign at the time of his coming; for behold, there shall be great lights in heaven, insomuch that in the night before he cometh there shall be no darkness, insomuch that it shall appear unto man as if it was day.
   4 Therefore, there shall be one day and a night and a day, as if it were one day and there were no night; and this shall be unto you for a sign; for ye shall know of the rising of the sun and also of its setting; therefore they shall know of a surety that there shall be two days and a night; nevertheless the night shall not be darkened; and it shall be the night before he is born.
   5 And behold, there shall a new star arise, such an one as ye never have beheld; and this also shall be a sign unto you.
   6 And behold this is not all, there shall be many signs and wonders in heaven.
A few more warnings:
New Testament | Matthew 12:38-40
   38 ¶ Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.
   39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:
   40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
New Testament | Mark 8:11-12
   11 And the Pharisees came forth, and began to question with him, seeking of him a sign from heaven, tempting him.
   12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation.
New Testament | Matthew 24:24
   24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
New Testament | Acts 2:19 - 22
   19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:
   20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:
   21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
   22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:
Book of Mormon | 2 Nephi 26:3, 8
   3 And after the Messiah shall come there shall be signs given unto my people of his birth, and also of his death and resurrection; and great and terrible shall that day be unto the wicked, for they shall perish; and they perish because they cast out the prophets, and the saints, and stone them, and slay them; wherefore the cry of the blood of the saints shall ascend up to God from the ground against them. ...
   8 But behold, the righteous that hearken unto the words of the prophets, and destroy them not, but look forward unto Christ with steadfastness for the signs which are given, notwithstanding all persecution—behold, they are they which shall not perish.
10. ▪ Angel Moroni Loses Trumpet in Earthquake
ABC4 Utah | March 18, 2929 | 1:19 min.) at
Moroni’s trumpet fell one year ago. Where is the statue now and what’s happened since? Anniversary illustrates vast amount of renovation work
By Tad Walch | Mar 18, 2021 at
11. Temple Square renovation update: Salt Lake Temple’s estimated completion date amended to 2026 Unexpected challenges, setbacks move anticipated completion from previously announced 2025 date | By Scott Taylor  23 March 2023 at
12. Summary HeadingOld Testament | Deuteronomy 28:Heading
If Israel is obedient they shall be blessed temporally and spiritually—If disobedient: they shall be cursed, smitten, and destroyed; diseases, plagues, and oppression shall come upon them; they shall serve false gods and become a byword among all nations; fierce nations shall enslave them; they shall eat their own children, and be scattered among all nations.