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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

What is the Message?

On Sunday, May 22, 2016, at 2:12 p.m., the statue of Angel Moroni, which sits atop the LDS Bountiful Utah Temple, was struck by lightning.

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, a little after 7:00 a.m., the statue of Angel Moroni, which sits atop the LDS Salt Lake Temple, lost his trumpet after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit.

Are these two events arbitrary, or were they sent to give us a clear message? If there is a message, what is it?

In 2016, the Bountiful Moroni was hit in the back. It looks like he was stabbed in the back. What could that mean? What kind of duplicity might have been going on?

The right side of Moroni's face was blown off, and so you could say Moroni did not "save face". Could this be a sign of humiliation? Was a messenger of God being rejected and disgraced when the lighting struck? Did God take notice of this rejection?

In 2020, the Salt Lake City Moroni lost his trumpet. What does the trumpet symbolize? Is today a significant day in history? Has the LDS church stopped proclaiming the message of the Book of Mormon?

Again the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, speak to the children of your people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their borders and set him for their watchman, if, when he sees the sword come upon the land, he blows the trumpet and warns the people, then whoever hears the sound of the trumpet and takes not warning, if the sword come and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that takes warning shall deliver his soul

But if the watchman sees the sword come and blows not the trumpet, and the people are not warned, if the sword come and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity, but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.

So you, O son of man, I have set you a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore, you shall hear the word at my mouth and warn them from me. When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, you shall surely die — if you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood will I require at your hand. Nevertheless, if you warn the wicked of his way, to turn from it, if he does not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity, but you have delivered your soul. Ezekiel 16:1-3

Could it also mean that the time of warning with words is coming to a close, and the warning with earthquakes, natural disasters, pestilence (pandemic), wars, famine, economic crisis will continue to send out a voice of warning? Maybe some will awake and repent.

I am reminded of these words:

Abide in the liberty wherewith you are made free. Entangle not yourselves in sin, but let your hands be clean until the Lord come, for not many days hence and the earth shall tremble and reel to and fro as a drunken man, and the sun shall hide his face and shall refuse to give light, and the moon shall be bathed in blood, and the stars shall become exceeding angry and shall cast themselves down as a fig that falls from off a fig tree.

And after your testimony comes wrath and indignation upon the people, for after your testimony comes the testimony of earthquakes that shall cause groanings in the midst of her: and men shall fall upon the ground and shall not be able to stand, and also comes the testimony of the voice of thunderings, and the voice of lightnings, and the voice of tempests, and the voice of the waves of the sea heaving themselves beyond their bounds. And all things shall be in commotion, and surely men’s hearts shall fail them, for fear shall come upon all people.

And angels shall fly through the midst of Heaven, crying with a loud voice, sounding the trump of God, saying, Prepare yourselves, prepare, O inhabitants of the earth, for the judgment of our God is come! Behold and lo, the Bridegroom comes; go out to meet him. And immediately, there shall appear a great sign in heaven, and all people shall see it together. T&C 86:17-19

This is a time of joy and dread.

On the 13th of February 2003 I saw the Lord coming in His glory. At first a sign appeared in the heavens, a light emanating from a single point and turning first this way and that. All the world saw it, and men debated over its meaning. At length the light turned upon us and within it was the Lord, showing His glory, with concourses of angels and the hosts of Heaven following in His wake.

And when we saw that it was the Lord we rejoiced and were filled with joy. I turned to my wife and said, Look, it is Christ!, and she said, Yes, it is! And we were filled with joy and peace of mind, for the long awaited day of the Lord had come.

But others were filled with dread. They feared and lamented and wanted the mountains to cover them and hide them from His presence, for he was clothed in red and came in judgment. And Christian ministers knew they had taught falsely and that their faith could not save — and they begged for relief from the Saints.

This caused me to marvel at how this could be. It was given unto me to understand that without the ordinances of salvation through the authorized ministers of the gospel it was not possible for men to shed their sins. And they could not look upon a just and holy Being without being racked with torment and guilt for their sins. And they pled with the Saints to minister to them, but we could not, for we were constrained by the spirit and were forbidden to do so. For this was the day of judgment which the Lord had in His heart, and he was now come to preach His own sermon, clothed in red, and to deliver those who waited on Him and to convict and condemn those who had not.

I write this in my own hand and bear solemn testimony that it is true. Amen. . . T&C 160

This is a wonderful time to live. There is no need to fear. It is a time of peace and safety for all those who treasure the word of the Lord and come to Him.

. . . Wherefore, be not deceived, but continue in steadfastness, looking forth for the heavens to be shaken, and the earth to tremble and to reel to and fro as a drunken man, and for the valleys to be exalted, and for the mountains to be made low, and for the rough places to become smooth, and all this when the angel shall sound his trumpet.

But before the great day of the Lord shall come, Jacob shall flourish in the wilderness and the Lamanites shall blossom as the rose. Zion shall flourish upon the hills, and rejoice upon the mountains, and shall be assembled together unto the place which I have appointed. Behold, I say unto you, go forth as I have commanded you, repent of all your sins, ask and you shall receive, knock and it shall be opened unto you. Behold, I will go before you and be your rearguard, and I will be in your midst and you shall not be confounded. Behold, I am Jesus Christ, and I come quickly. Even so, Amen. T&C 35.7-9

1 comment:

  1. You forgot the 130th temple in the world, 13th temple in Utah being struck by lightening on the 13th of June.
    Also the Nauvoo temple being stuck by lightening the day after the 175th anniversary of the martyrdom of the prophet.
    Interesting times. And clearly the Lord trying to convey a message.


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