Sunday, December 20, 2020

Center Point

And I heard a loud voice saying in Heaven, Now has come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ; for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, who accused them before our God day and night; for they have overcome him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; for they loved not their own lives, but kept the testimony even unto death. Therefore, rejoice, O Heavens, and you that dwell in them.

—Revelation 4:4 NC

You’ve no doubt heard by now about the upcoming conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, set to reach its maximum in less than 24 hours. And you’re probably also aware that this conjunction will happen to occur on this year’s Winter Solstice. As with other signs overhead, many will take notice, but comparatively few will view this sign as much more than a curiosity or interesting coincidence—which is unfortunate—because this particular alignment is one of the most significant mileposts yet in the Lord’s unfolding Marvelous Work. 

At this point we should note that interesting occurrences abound in the heavens and on the earth. Eclipses, alignments, unique celestial configurations, earthquakes, storms, floods and disasters all occur regularly, and in and of themselves may not have much meaning. But the signs themselves aren’t the point; rather, they are pointers to events happening in this creation. The meaning of any particular sign is based on the events with which it coincides, or to which it draws attention. 

Take this conjunction between Saturn and Jupiter as an example. These two planets pass near to each other every 20 years due to their differing orbits, so their approach by itself is unremarkable. But in the current conjunction, they’ll appear from Earth to be closer together than they’ve been since 1623, though the 1623 conjunction wasn’t visible from Earth because the planets were too close to the sun to be seen. Therefore, we have to go back 800 years, to the year 1226 to find another pairing that was both this close and visible in the sky. (Visibility in the sky by the unaided eye is important: if God is drawing attention to something, he does so in a way that all who have eyes to see can see.)

OK, so the first such conjunction in 800 years—that’s pretty remarkable. This is not merely a once-in-a-lifetime event, but a once-in-centuries event. And to add to the wonder, it’s happening on the Winter solstice, which is the day with the greatest amount of darkness and least amount of light this year (at least in the Northern Hemisphere.) NASA is saying it’s pure coincidence that this close alignment is happening on the Winter Solstice. But they’re only saying that because it’s never happened before. 

So with these remarkable alignments noted, let’s talk in greater detail about the signs overhead and the unfolding events on earth with which they align. To begin I’d like to go back to a prior major sign that garnered much attention three years ago. 

The Sign of the Woman

You may recall the “Revelation 12 sign” or “sign of the Woman” from September 23, 2017. I’ll quote the relevant text from the New Covenants edition of the scriptures:

And there appeared a great sign in heaven, in the likeness of things on the earth: a woman, clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars. And the woman, being with child, cried, travailing in birth and pained to be delivered. And she brought forth a male child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron; and her child was caught up unto God and his throne. (Revelation 4:1 NC)



In this sign, the woman was Virgo, the virgin, who appeared clothed with the sun and the moon at her feet on the day of the sign. The crown of twelve stars was formed by the 9 stars of Leo (just above her head) and the planets Mercury, Venus and Mars appearing in Leo’s star field to round out the roster. On September 23 that year, Jupiter, which had been in the womb of Virgo for 42 weeks (a full gestation) left the womb. 

Joseph Smith shed significant light on this sign in his inspired translation work when he added definitions for the woman and the child she brought forth: 

And the dragon prevailed not against Michael, neither the child, nor the woman — who was the church of God — who had been delivered of her pains and brought forth the kingdom of our God and his Christ (Revelation 4:3 NC)

The woman, therefore, represents the church of God, which should not be confused with any earthly church, organization or institution. Christ himself defined his church, and warned there can be no other definition:

Behold, this is my doctrine: whosoever repents and comes unto me, the same is my church. Whosoever declares more or less than this, the same is not of me, but is against me. Therefore, he is not of my church. (JSH 10:19, NC; D&C 10:67-68 LDS)

The birth of the kingdom of our God and his Christ is what this sign memorialized, as portrayed by Jupiter emerging from Virgo’s womb. But there was a catch. The dragon stood waiting to devour the woman’s child:

And there appeared another sign in heaven; and behold, a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was delivered, ready to devour her child after it was born. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she had a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred sixty years. (Revelation 4:2 NC)

With Scorpius at the feet of the woman, crowned by the stars of Libra, it appears the dragon waiting to devour the child is well represented by the combination of Scorpius and Libra. And there, at the end of the dragon’s tail, between the dragon and the serpent (Serpens) we find Saturn.

Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun, and second largest of the planets. It is named for the Roman god of agriculture, wealth and plenty. When the Romans conquered Greece, Saturn took on the mythology of the Greek titan Cronus, who stood waiting to devour at birth the child prophesied to overthrow him. Saturn, therefore, seems to embody the role of the dragon, Satan, accuser of the brethren. 

Jupiter, representing the kingdom of God, is much brighter than Saturn. It is the fifth planet from the sun, and largest in the Solar System. Jupiter is named for the chief deity of the Roman religion, the Father of the sky and king of the gods. His symbol was the eagle, and his primary weapon was the thunderbolt. He was therefore often portrayed as an eagle holding a thunderbolt in its claws. 

Now that we’ve got the players in mind from the sign of the Woman, let’s return to the coming conjunction.



Jupiter and Saturn, moving in opposite directions relative to one another, have been approaching their confrontation for months as Saturn dives toward Earth at about twice the rate of Jupiter. Relative to one another, Saturn, the lesser light, is descending rapidly, while Jupiter, the greater light, ascends. 

…neither was there place found in Heaven for the great dragon who was cast out, that old serpent called the Devil, and also called Satan, who deceives the whole world, he who was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. (Revelation 4:3 NC)

This conjunction marks a confrontation between the dragon and the kingdom of God, on the day of greatest darkness. The events before and after the confrontation are significant because, as I mentioned, the signs only take on meaning because of the events to which they draw attention. The good news is that this confrontation, prophesied for millennia, ultimately results in light increasing and the kingdom of God triumphing over the dragon. This conjunction at the solstice marks a very significant point in history. 

Events Unfolding

The kingdom was born nearly three-and-a-half years ago when the Lord, for the first time in nearly 200 years, offered his covenant to those who would receive it. A group of repentant believers accepted the covenant on September 3, 2017, 20 days before the sign was given, and 13 days after the first in the pair of solar eclipses slashing an X across the United States. 

The covenant was received in person at the Egyptian Theater in Boise, Idaho. Though they had entered the theater as gentiles, those who received the covenant exited the theater as the Lord’s covenant people and members of the House of Israel. As such, they received the right to this land of promise on condition of obedience—so they literally walked out of “Egypt” and entered the promised land on that date, which was the day after Rosh Hashanah, or feast of trumpets (and which really deserves its own blog post.) An earthquake swarm ensued in Idaho in conjunction with that event, and continued for months. 

The best way to illustrate how this all fits into the unfolding timeline is to, well, put it all on a timeline. I’ve made an illustration to pick out some of the more important signs and events that center around the fulcrum point of this conjunction. You’ll notice that all the events are in pairs, exactly equidistant from the center, down to the day. 

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What is even more impressive is that these two center days, December 21 and 22, are BOTH the days of minimum light in 2020. Although December 21 is technically the solstice, because the sun is a fraction of a degree lower that day than any other, both the 21st and 22nd have EXACTLY the same amount of daylight and night, down to the second, each having 8 hours, 56 minutes and 0 seconds from sunrise to sunset. They are a perfectly equal pair. The 20th ends a 1260-day period, and the 21st begins another 1260-day period. 

Let's Take a Look at the Pairs

The 1260-day period begins with the prayer for covenant being received by revelation. The receipt of this revelatory prayer started the 7-year effort. The opposite end of this chiasmus may well therefore associate with another inspired prayer. Time will tell. 

Then, 5 days later, the Answer to the prayer came, defining and explaining the Lord’s offered covenant, 1255 days from the center. This is important because there were exactly 1255 days between the command to build the Nauvoo temple and the deaths of Joseph and Hyrum Smith, which ended the opportunity. I don’t think we can expect a longer window then they were given. As they did 1255 days ago, events 1255 days from now may involve a covenant opportunity as well.

Next, we see the first of a pair of full solar eclipses, with totality paths that will form an X across the USA. I take the first as a warning to the gentiles that the time is up on us to repent or be swept off. The Lord always sends ample warning to those ripening in wickedness, before he sweeps them off. We have warnings in the Book of Mormon, and in this sign. This opening eclipse may pair with events that involve destruction and removal from the promised land of those who will not serve the God of this land, who is Jesus Christ. (See Ether 1:7 NC)

The next pair consists of the covenant actually being received, which gave a legal right to inherit the land, paired with the final eclipse completing the X across the USA, marking the time for removal of those who do not have the right to inhabit the land. 

At this point it’s worth noting that the exact midpoint of the two solar eclipses was actually December 14, 2020—the day the electoral college met and cast their votes, choosing to strenuously ignore the breathtaking levels of fraud, deception and malfeasance manifested by overwhelming evidence that the election was a corrupt sham effort to install an unwanted and evil agenda. In light of this knowledge, they still cast their votes for wickedness. X marks the spot, indeed. Our best hope is that the Lord recognizes that their votes do NOT actually represent the voice of the people choosing wickedness. 

Let’s move on to September 23, 2017, when the sign of the woman marked the birth of the kingdom. And though the prophecy in Revelation informs us the woman must flee into the wilderness, we can take comfort knowing there is indeed a place there prepared of God. Remember also, her child, the kingdom, will ascend to God and his throne. The coupled event in the chiasm is the spring equinox of 2024, which is the day that light fully overcomes darkness that year and continues growing through the end of this timeline. The center point is now, and from this point forward, the kingdom of God ascends to ultimate triumph. 

As you can see, I took the liberty of adding some political events in red, that also happen to center around this hinge point. As you can see, one month from now, Saturn will touch the horizon, representing the dragon being cast down to Earth. On that day, we will inaugurate a President. 

Saturn Touching the Horizon

It all hangs in the balance, and our choices at this time have a great deal to do with how the second half of the chiasmus will play out. Oh, the prophecies will be fulfilled either way—of that we can be sure. But the choices we make as a nation right now will largely determine the levels and types of destruction required to bring about the Lord’s purposes. Oh that we would repent!

Train Wreck

Section 172 of the T&C relates a remarkable vision that involves a doomed train full of people obliviously rushing down a mountain to destruction, while a car drives up the mountain to safety. The train passengers end up in a holocaust of destruction, while the occupants of the car find safety hiding in the cavity of a rock.

I find this vision remarkable because it involves worldliness and wickedness plummeting downward to destruction at a high rate of speed, while those in the car climb upward to safety at a slower, more measured pace. The unforeseen bend in the tracks causes the wreck and entire destruction of the train, while the occupants of the car narrowly escape. 

Descending Saturn and ascending Jupiter bear witness of this vision. This hinge point in history is the bend in the tracks. 

And after these things, I heard another voice, saying, Woe to the inhabitants of the earth, yea, and they who dwell upon the islands of the sea, for the Devil has come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has but a short time; for when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman who brought forth the male child. Therefore, to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might flee into the wilderness, into her place where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. 

—Revelation 4:5 NC


Note: The information included here came from several good friends who shared their thoughts, insights, and findings. I'm most grateful to them for pointing these things out to me and allowing me to share them here. 


21 comments:

  1. Hey Adrian,

    You are a smart guy. You have published some great stuff, which is why I can't understand why you believe and are helping to promote the election fraud BS. Now there could certainly be things that get implemented by the new rightfully elected government officials that heaven won't like. However, they will be the leaders who were rightfully and legally elected by the majority of the US citizens, and legally by the electoral college. All of the Trump campaign's fraud claims have been debunked over and over and over again. It's time to put the Trump lies to rest. The rest of your comments are interesting and worth considering, but linking in these dumb, debunked conspiracy theories about the election will just taint anything else you have to say. I just happened to read the following article right before I read your blog post. Anyone who still thinks that the election was fraudulently "stolen" from Trump really needs to read this:
    Yahoo News: The 2020 election wasn't 'stolen.' Here are all the facts that prove it..
    https://news.yahoo.com/the-2020-election-wasnt-stolen-here-are-all-the-facts-that-prove-it-184623754.html

    Again, I typically enjoy your posts, and I think you are a great guy. I'm not political, and I don't associate myself with any political party. I'm just tired of all these baseless fraud claims that are not based in fact.

    Take care!

    Vaughn Jorgensen

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    1. Thanks, Vaughn. I appreciate the comment. Thanks for thinking I'm a smart guy (expect when it comes to this). I've taken a lot of time time to carefully investigate the claims, and yes, the actual evidence, and there is a lot. I don't want to argue the point here, so I'll just leave it with this:

      I've investigated the matter thoroughly, and looked at both sides. I didn't arrive at my opinion lightly, and I certainly didn't arrive at it by believing the absolutely irresponsible, misleading, and even downright false things being promoted by the very agenda-driven traditional media outlets. Of course, it's literally impossible to even encounter the evidence through such outlets because they actively censor and delete any evidence presented (even when it is simple, demonstrable facts, presented with proof.) Censorship is a sign of information that is feared, and therefore must be hidden. That alone tells me there is something to be examined. So I went to the trouble of actually examining it.

      I hope I'm dead wrong about this, and somehow everything was absolutely on the up and up. But at this point I don't see any way that's even possible. It takes far more faith and effort to believe it was all somehow honest and there are perfectly solid explanations for everything, than it takes to simply call it what it was: rigged. It's far easier to believe the math, than to invent a fanciful scenario to explain it away.

      I don't blame anyone for disagreeing with me, and everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but I've reached my conclusions by reading the actual audit reports, listening to actual testimony of actual witnesses, considering the arguments of experts who have done exhaustive analysis, and reading actual facts, figures and records from the original sources, rather than from those commenting and spinning them. I encourage everyone to do so.

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    2. For a light-hearted, yet serious look at the election fraud and how it relates to the last days and our current predicaments, I highly recommend Rock Waterman's take over at Pure Mormonism:

      http://puremormonism.blogspot.com/2020/12/what-great-time-to-be-alive.html

      There, he answers much better than I ever could the age-old question, "How can an otherwise smart guy like you believe this stuff?"

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    3. Hey Vaughn

      For someone who claims to be apolitical you sure have some strong political opinions...probably due to you citing and reading sources like the one you posted which btw is over a month old and a lot has been uncovered in that month that debunks that article. I feel that the insight and interpretation that Adrian has offered is very provocative and should be considered by all who have eyes to see. He did place a caveat about the items in red but if you have the courage to stray from the fake news sources and consider alternative more reliable sources about the greatest election fraud this country has ever witnessed then you might gain a greater understanding of why it is so significant for our day and the events transpiring right now. I don't want to contend or debate but there is a treasure trove of mounting evidence to support the contention that this election was highly compromised by foreign actors and domestic accomplices (enemies foreign and domestic)and I'm sorry that you are blind to this fact as are many who still consider "mainstream" sources for their information, sources that have consistently and constantly lied and offered fake and less than genuine opinions. If you want me to post some more reliable sources that may help you understand more fully the corruption and illegal actions relating to the election let me know.

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    4. Hi Adrian,

      I really, really enjoyed this write-up; it means a lot to me.

      Recently, I have been wondering some of the same things that you brought up, but never came to piecing the different events and timelines together as you have done here, which I find very enlightening.

      Thank you so much for posting this.

      Also, I have already experienced a reaction similar to Vaughn's statements above (but from before the election), and with a twist ... My wife's Twin Sister tried to start a conversation very similar to what Vaughn said above in the first comment to you, ...

      The Twin Sister said that she was an "independent" and didn't like Biden much, but that Trump was/is so dishonest and immoral ... that she couldn't vote for him. Then she said that quote "You are such a smart guy (talking about me) [...] and that she likes everything that I have to say, but this support for Trump ..."

      At that point, I should have walked away. Unfortunately, I stood my ground by claiming that I was praying about it and that I felt that the Savior was prodding me towards supporting Trump and that "Life vs Abortion" was/is the most important issue now for me. And to be honest, I am an actual Independent (not one of those who claim that to provide credence to their views) who did not vote in the last presidential election and the last time that I actually did vote for a President, it was for a Democrat, not a Republican.

      So when I started to discuss the Savior and why I felt he would want Trump to continue being the President, an actual Devil manifested itself in the Twin Sister, took control of her body, and then started cursing both the Savior and President Trump, ...

      Long story short, I witnessed very similar words said to me that Vaughn said to you, and now I just assume that a devil is directing any conversation whenever someone tells me "how smart I am and that they like everything I say, but ...".

      Sincerely,
      Dimitrius

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    5. Hey Adrian,

      I'll say it again (or maybe it’s the devil in me saying it … ????). I really do think your blog is smart, interesting, and it's obvious that you put a lot of time and effort into what you write, which is why I come back from time to time to see if you have anything new. I'm more than willing to apologize right away if my comments came across as saying you're smart about everything except these "political" posts. That wasn't my intention. It does not surprise me at all that you put a lot of time and research into what has led to your conclusions (this specific post was just very light in supporting details about your conclusions on election fraud, which is why your next post is helpful). I don't want to muddy the water here any further in the comments in this post about the election, especially since you made another post now focused on these fraud allegations. I'll try to post my further comments and questions over there, so this section can focus on your other observations. I'll just say that, yes, with the information I have today, it has been very difficult to understand how people think all the “non-mainstream” information is all fully accurate and bias free, and the “mainstream” is pure lies. None of us are without bias. That is true of any news organization as well and all of their journalists regardless of them being mainstream or not. Please note that I am willing to read and hear more information to try and understand different points of view, and I don’t just accept all information from any news site as being fully accurate regardless of which stream it’s flowing from. Just because I don’t get a particular point of view today doesn’t mean I can’t better understand why people believe what they believe. I have adjusted my own opinions on many other occasions when presented with additional information, and I’m not opposed to adjusting my opinions about this either. I’m just not there yet with what I’ve seen and experienced, so I do appreciate you sharing more of your perspective and supporting details in the next post.

      Hmmm... well, maybe I muddied things a little bit again, but I’ll comment and question further over on your election fraud post when I get a chance. Interesting observations about Saturn and Jupiter. It has been cool to see some of the pictures that have come out as they've gotten closer.

      Vaughn

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    6. Well said, Vaughn. And yes, nearly every news source has its own slant and bias. It's absurd on its face to assert there is absolutely no evidence of fraud (as many news sources were asserting) and it's just as absurd to assert anything suspicious must absolutely be fraud, when there may, in fact, be a perfectly reasonable and valid explanation.

      I don't fault you a bit for anything you've said, and I appreciate you saying it. It's a very difficult challenge we all face now, in trying to discern truth from error. The obvious and open censorship doesn't help matters at all. Having sorted through all I can, rejected the crazy, and attempted to make all allowances possible, I still haven't managed to resolve every doubt or suspicion. In fact, there is MUCH that still has no satisfactory explanation other than fraud and criminal behavior. That's why I believe we must pursue transparency, and that's why I wrote the next post.

      Thank you for caring enough to comment, and for your honest assessment. I sincerely appreciate it all.

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  2. Adrian, thank you for taking the time to put this all together— it’s beautiful.

    I am sure you’ve already seen this but it is interesting to note where Jupiter is in our sky on April 8, 2024, especially given what Jupiter, and the constellation it’s found in, are symbolic of.

    Likewise, Saturn (and Mars’s) location on April 8, 2024 can be instructive.

    Just passing on light that has been passed to me. Thanks for all you are teaching!

    Rob

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    1. Thank you so much, Rob. Each makes a contribution as it gets passed along.

      Also, I didn't post any facts about the LDS church, but there are some interesting dates coinciding with the chiasm as well.

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    2. Would love to see those dates.

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    3. Here are a couple of those LDS-related dates.

      1. 12/21/20 was the day the first LDS temple went into Phase 3 reopening, which means work for the dead resumed, but using the further altered ordinances that were changed to accommodate Covid. The first temple to open was Taipei, Taiwan. Anyone with an eye on that part of the world knows Communist China is preparing to invade Taiwan and take it over, and they have publicly, openly stated their intention to do so. Given the current threat China poses to the USA from within, this is all very meaningful. (And this is the first time since March 25, 2020 that LDS ordinances for the dead are being performed.)

      2. 4/7/2024 (the day before the second solar eclipse) will be the LDS spring General Conference. Well, technically, 4/6 and 4/7. The eclipse will be on 4/8.

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    4. Thank you, Adrian. I appreciate your efforts.
      Harry

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  3. I think an additional detail is fascinating. On the solstice, or the death of one year into the birth of a new year, we have the planet that rules over the gentiles (Jupiter) coming together (handing off the baton) to the planet that rules over the Israel (Saturn).
    https://katz.sas.upenn.edu/resources/blog/saturn-and-jews

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  4. Interesting that Joseph Smith's birthday is Dec 23rd. More light will be coming..

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  5. Posit: the refusal of the Senate Judiciary committee to consider the nomination of Merrick Garland to supreme court is the beginning of the end for the USA. As a result, dems have adopted an "any damn thing goes" response to everything, up to and including mass election fraud. Garland's nomination expired on January 3, 2017.

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  6. President Nelson posted the following on his Facebook page today. The contrast couldn't be greater:

    "Tonight, December 21, is the winter solstice, regarded in many traditions as the darkest and longest night of the year. How fitting that astronomers and scientists are predicting tonight’s appearance of a “Christmas star,” formed by the great conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter, a rare event not seen in nearly 400 years.

    While we don’t need to ascribe any special meaning to the actual phenomenon, tonight’s Christmas star will undoubtedly draw our minds and hearts to the original star that appeared in the heavens to mark the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. For the shepherds in Judea, for the Wise Men, and for the believers in the New World, the star brought more than mere physical light—it brought hope.

    My dear friends, as we near the end of a challenging year, one that may feel to many as a time of uncertainty and darkness, let us never forget that the light of hope still shines brightly. Jesus Christ is the light, the life, and the hope of the world. As we turn our hearts to Him, He will pour out His love for us in unmeasured ways. I wish you all a very merry and hope-filled Christmas season. #LightTheWorld"

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    1. Just wow. It's hard to ascribe any special meaning to the signs when you're totally unaware of (or worse, opposed to) the Lord's unfolding work. This "Christmas Star" take is in every newspaper and newscast, and all over the internet. It is as stale and unoriginal as the idea that we should #GiveThanks the week of Thanksgiving. Seriously, is CNN providing Nelson's "revelations" at this point? Got is speaking with the voice of thunder and Nelson knows nothing about it?

      My heart breaks for those he deceives with his claims to be a prophet, seer, and revelator.

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    Adrian,

    I appreciate this post and the ideas put forth. Although it was really just a couple of dots in the sky, last night, it was amazing to BEHOLD something so small, yet monumental in what it pointed to. Indeed, we are shown signs as a way of directing our attention towards something.

    I would like to offer an alternative, or perhaps supplemental thought to what you shared. An often-quoted scripture used in the movement to define "the church" is JSH 10:19-21 -

    "Behold, this is my doctrine: whosoever repents and comes unto me, the same is my church. Whosoever declares more or less than this, the same is not of me, but is against me. Therefore, he is not of my church. And now behold, whosoever is of my church and endures of my church to the end, him will I establish upon my rock, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against them. And now remember the words of him who is the life and the light of the world, your Redeemer, your Lord, and your God. Amen."

    I have looked at the original manuscript of this passage. There really is no punctuation. But the assemblers of the D&C (and the new scriptures as well) chose to put a colon after "Behold, this is my doctrine" in order to show that what will follow is the main point that the Lord wants to establish, that whoever comes unto Him is His church. That is fine and good and everything, but I believe it misses the actual point.

    I won't put the entire section of JSH 10 here, but I think it would be good to read the whole thing to get the main gist of the message. The Lord talks about the contents of the Book of Mormon, and how the "holy prophets" prayed that the gospel should be spread to those who would come to this land. He speaks of the other sheep and bringing to light their "marvelous works":

    "And I will bring to light their marvelous works which they did in my name, yea, and I will also bring to light my gospel which was ministered unto them. AND BEHOLD, they shall not deny that which you have received, but they shall build it up and shall bring to light the true points of my doctrine, yea, and the only doctrine which is in me. And this I do that I may establish my gospel, that there may not be so much contention. Yea, Satan does stir up the hearts of the people to contention concerning the points of my doctrine, and in these things they do err, for they do wrest the scriptures and do not understand them. Therefore, I will unfold unto them this great mystery, FOR BEHOLD, I will gather them as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, if they will not harden their hearts. Yea, if they will come, they may, and partake of the waters of life freely."

    If you notice, the placement of "behold" in this passage and previous ones in this section is as a continuation of a thought in order to better explain what was just said, not to introduce something new. It is my belief, therefore, that one extra point or dot was placed at the end of the Lords' definition of His doctrine, changing the sentence from a concluding one to an introductory one. In my opinion, it should read thusly:

    "...Therefore, I will unfold unto them this great mystery, for behold, I will gather them as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, if they will not harden their hearts. Yea, if they will come, they may, and partake of the waters of life freely. Behold, this is my doctrine.

    Whosoever repents and comes unto me, the same is my church. Whosoever declares more or less than this, the same is not of me, but is against me..."

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    With the simple removal of one dot, changing a colon into a period, the Lord's message is refined. Instead of being an ambiguous/abstract statement of "my church and doctrine means to come to me," His doctrine now is very specific: that all may partake freely of the waters of life, that He is gathering His chicks under His wings, and that His purpose is to do away with the contention. And anything more or less than THIS is not of Him.

    Gathering. Protection. Witnessing wonders. Spreading the Gospel. Fulfilling the faithful prayers of the prophets. This is His doctrine. This is His church.

    ---Doug Larson



    PS - Besides the planetary alignment and winter solstice, there was one more coinciding event. Kilauea (a SHIELD volcano which means "much spreading") erupted on the Big Island of Hawaii. What was a lake of water at the Halemaumau crater (Halemaumau means "House of the auma'u fern." This fern grows abundantly in parts of Hawaii and was traditionally used as a roof or covering for homes) is now a lake of fire and molten lava. The glow could be seen hundreds of miles away.

    "The Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island has erupted, the U.S. Geological Survey said, about an hour before an earthquake struck the area. The eruption began late Sunday within the within Halema'uma'u crater, which is located within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. A magnitude 4.4 earthquake hit about an hour after the volcano began erupting."

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  9. Here is another way to explain my last comment:
    https://youtu.be/7oZIkdmnmVw?t=1489

    ---Doug Larson

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  10. I had originally thought Saturn might be associated with Adam, but this interpretation makes a lot more sense. I always look forward to your articles regarding signs in the sky and what they could mean to us, as they usually have that taste of sound truth. I am a little confused about your phrasing about ascending Jupiter and descending Saturn, though. If I understand you correctly, you mean that Jupiter appears to be ascending in relation to Saturn which is descending more quickly? But truly they are both descending. Your interpretation there may be correct too. I do think that a descend of jupiter wouldn't necessarily have to mean something negative. Someone coming to earth from the presence of God must descend to do so, but that is a very good thing for us earthlings. Likewise, the Lord's prayer says, "Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is done in Heaven." His kingdom in heaven having a physical connection to His kingdom on earth is something I look forward to. Thanks for sharing this with all of us!

    -Sarah S

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