On the Last Days

“And they shall learn the Parable of the fig tree: for even now already summer is nigh and I have sent forth the fullness of my Gospel by the hand of my servant Joseph Smith Jr.” -Doctrines of the Saints 23a:22 (DaC 34:4e CoC, 35:16-17a CJCLdS)

Recently a number of people have asked that I pray on the current threat of the coronavirus or COVID-19. After praying on this, I received revelation that we should study the list of scriptures and revelations below.

Ezekiel 30

1 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying: 2 Son of man, prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD: Howl ye, Woe worth the day! 3For the day is near, even the day of the LORD is near, a cloudy day; it shall be the time of the heathen. 4 And the sword shall come upon Egypt, and great pain shall be in Ethiopia, when the slain shall fall in Egypt, and they shall take away her multitude, and her foundations shall be broken down. 5 Ethiopia, and Libya, and Lydia, and all the mingled people, and Chub, and the men of the land that is in league, shall fall with them by the sword. 6 Thus saith the LORD; They also that uphold Egypt shall fall; and the pride of her power shall come down: from the tower of Syene shall they fall in it by the sword, saith the Lord GOD. 7 And they shall be desolate in the midst of the countries that are desolate, and her cities shall be in the midst of the cities that are wasted. 8 And they shall know that I am the LORD, when I have set a fire in Egypt, and when all her helpers shall be destroyed. 9 In that day shall messengers go forth from me in ships to make the careless Ethiopians afraid, and great pain shall come upon them, as in the day of Egypt: for, lo, it cometh. 10 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also make the multitude of Egypt to cease by the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon. 11 He and his people with him, the terrible of the nations, shall be brought to destroy the land: and they shall draw their swords against Egypt, and fill the land with the slain. 12 And I will make the rivers dry, and sell the land into the hand of the wicked: and I will make the land waste, and all that is therein, by the hand of strangers: I the LORD have spoken it.

13 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also destroy the idols, and I will cause their images to cease out of Noph; and there shall be no more a prince of the land of Egypt: and I will put a fear in the land of Egypt. 14 And I will make Pathros desolate, and will set fire in Zoan, and will execute judgments in No. 15 And I will pour my fury upon Sin, the strength of Egypt; and I will cut off the multitude of No. 16 And I will set fire in Egypt: Sin shall have great pain, and No shall be rent asunder, and Noph shall have distresses daily. 17 The young men of Aven and of Pibeseth shall fall by the sword: and these cities shall go into captivity. 18 At Tehaphnehes also the day shall be darkened, when I shall break there the yokes of Egypt: and the pomp of her strength shall cease in her: as for her, a cloud shall cover her, and her daughters shall go into captivity. 19 Thus will I execute judgments in Egypt: and they shall know that I am the LORD.

20 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the first month, in the seventh day of the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying: 21 Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and, lo, it shall not be bound up to be healed, to put a roller to bind it, to make it strong to hold the sword. 22 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and will break his arms, the strong, and that which was broken; and I will cause the sword to fall out of his hand. 23 And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will disperse them through the countries. 24 And I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and put my sword in his hand: but I will break Pharaoh’s arms, and he shall groan before him with the groanings of a deadly wounded man. 25 But I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and the arms of Pharaoh shall fall down; and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall put my sword into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall stretch it out upon the land of Egypt. 26 And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and disperse them among the countries; and they shall know that I am the LORD.

Daniel 7

1In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters. 2 Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea. 3 And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another. 4 The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it. 5 And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.

6 After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it. 7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns. 8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things. 9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. 10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened. 11 I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame. 12 As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.

13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. 14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed. 15 I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me. 16 I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things. 17 These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth. 18 But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever. 19 Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet; 20 and of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.

21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; 22 until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom. 23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. 24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. 25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. 26 But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end. 27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him. 28 Hitherto is the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart.

Matthew 23:1-26:2


1 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, 2 saying: The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat: 3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. 4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. 5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, 6 and love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, 7 and greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. 8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. 9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. 10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. 11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. 12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

13 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. 14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. 15 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. 16 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! 17 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold? 18 And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty. 19 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift? 20 Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon. 21 And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein. 22 And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.

23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. 24 Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. 25 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. 26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. 27 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. 28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

29 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, 30 and say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. 31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. 32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. 33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? 34 Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: 35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. 36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.

37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! 38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. 39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.


1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. 2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. 3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

4 And Jesus answered and said unto them: Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) 16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: 17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: 18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. 19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! 20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: 21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.

23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. 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. 25 Behold, I have told you before. 26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. 27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: 33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. 34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. 35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. 36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. 37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. 43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. 44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. 45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? 46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. 47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods. 48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; 49 and shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; 50 the lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, 51 and shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.


1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. 2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: 4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. 6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. 7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. 9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. 11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying: Lord, Lord, open to us. 12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. 14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. 15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. 16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. 17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. 18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money.

19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. 20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. 21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. 22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. 23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. 24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: 25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. 26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: 27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. 28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. 29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. 30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: 32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: 33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. 34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand: Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: 42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: 43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. 44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? 45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. 46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.


1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said unto his disciples: 2 Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.

(See also Luke 21:7-36)

Doctrines of the Saints 26c: 1-76

1 Given to Joseph Smith Jr. the Seer, saying: 2 Hearken O ye people of my Church, to whom the Kingdom was has been given; 3 hearken ye and give ear to Him who laid the foundation of the Earth, who made the Heavens and all the hosts thereof, and by whom all things were made which live and move and have a being; 4 and again, I say: Hearken unto my voice, lest death shall overtake you in an hour when ye think not the Summer shall be past and the harvest ended and your souls not saved. 5 Listen to Him who is the advocate with the Father, who is pleading your case before Him saying: Father behold the sufferings and death of him who did no sin, in whom thou wast well pleased; 6 behold the Blood of thy Son which was shed, the blood of Him whom thou gavest that Thyself might be glorified; 7 wherefore Father, spare these my Brethren that Believe on my name that they may come unto me and have everlasting life. 8 Hearken, O ye people of my Church and ye Elders, listen together and hear my voice whilest it is called today and harden not your hearts; 9 for verily I say unto you that I am Alpha & Omega, the Beginning and the End, the light and the life of the world; a light that shineth in darkness and the darkness comprehendeth it not; 10 I came unto my own and my own received me not, but unto as many as received me gave I power to do many miracles and to become the Sons of God, 11 and even unto them that believed on my name gave I power to obtain eternal life. 12 And even so I have sent mine Everlasting Covenant unto the world to be a light to the world and to be a standard for my people, and for the gentiles to seek to it, and to be a messenger before my face to prepare the way before me; 13 wherefore, come ye unto it with him that cometh.

14 I will reason as with man in days of old and I will shew unto you my strong reasoning; 15 wherefore hearken ye together and let me shew it unto you, even my wisdom; the wisdom of Him whom ye say is the God of Enoch and his Brethren who were separated from the Earth and were reserved unto myself; 16 a city reserved until a day of righteousness shall come; a day which was sought for by all holy men and women; 17 and they found it not because of wickedness and abominations, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the Earth, but obtained a promise that they should find it and see it in their flesh. 18 Wherefore, hearken and I will reason with you and I will speak unto you and prophecy as unto men and women in days of old!

19 And I will shew it plainly as I shewed it unto my disciples as I stood before them in the flesh and spake unto them saying: 20 As ye have asked of me concerning these signs of my coming in the day when I shall come in my glory in the clouds of Heaven to fulfill the promises that I have made unto your fathers, 21 for as you have looked upon the long absence of your spirits from your bodies to be a bondage I will shew unto you how the day of redemption shall come, and also the restoration of the scattered Israel. 22 And now ye behold this temple which is in Jerusalem which ye call the House of God, 23 and your enemies say that this House shall never fall, but verily I say unto you that desolation shall come upon this generation as a thief in the night, 24 and this people shall be destroyed and scattered among all nations, 25 and this Temple which ye now see shall be thrown down that there shall not be left an stone upon another; 26 and it shall come to pass that this generation of Jews shall not pass away until every desolation which I have told you concerning them shall come to pass. 27 Ye say that ye know that the end of the world cometh, ye say also that ye know that the Heavens and the Earth shall pass away. 28 And in this ye say truly for so it is; but these things which I have told you shall not pass away but all shall be fulfilled. 29 And this I have told you concerning Jerusalem: And when that day shall come shall a remnant be scattered among all nations, but they shall be gathered again; 30 but they shall remain until the times of the gentiles be fulfilled. 31 And in that day shall be heard of wars and rumors of wars and the whole earth shall be in commotion;
32 And men’s and women’s hearts shall fail them and they shall say that Christ delayeth His coming until the end of the world. 33 And the love of men shall wax cold and inequity shall abound. 34 And when the times of the gentiles shall be over a light shall break forth among them that sit in darkness, and it shall be the fulness of my Gospel; 35 but they receive it not, for they perceive not the light and they turn their hearts from me because of the precepts of men, 36 and in that generation shall the times of the gentiles be fulfilled. 37 And there shall be men standing in that generation that shall not pass until they shall see an overflowing scourge, 38 for a desolating sicknessb shall cover the land and shall not be moved.
39 But my disciples shall stand in holy places and shall not be moved; 40 but among the wicked, men and women shall lift up their voices and curse God and die. 41 And there shall be earthquakes also in diverse places and many desolations, yet men will harden their hearts against me; 42 and they will take up the sword one against another and they will kill one another.

43 And now when I, the Lord, had spoken these words unto my disciples they were troubled, for when all these things shall come. 44 And I said unto them: Be not troubled, for when all these things shall come to pass ye may know that the promises which have been made unto you shall be fulfilled. 45 And when the light shall begin to break forth it shall be with them like unto a parable which I will shew you: 46 Ye look and behold the fig trees, and ye see them with your eyes, and ye say when they begin to shoot forth and their leaves are yet tender; ye say that summer is now nigh at hand. 47 Even so it shall be in that day when they shall see all these things, then shall they know that the hour is nigh.

48 And it shall come to pass that he that feareth me shall be looking for the great day of the Lord to come, even for the signs of the coming of the Son of Man. 49 And they shall see signs and wonders, for they shall be shewn forth in the heavens above and in the earth beneath; 50 and they shall behold blood and fires and vapors of smoke, 51 and before the day of the Lord come the sun shall be darkened and the moon be turned into blood; 52 and some stars shall fall from Heaven and the remnant shall be gathered unto this place. 53 And then they shall look for me, and behold, I will come. 54 And they shall see me in the clouds of heaven, clothed with power and great glory with all the holy angels. 55 And he that watches not for me shall be cut off, 56 but before the arm of the Lord shall fall and the Angel shall sound his trump and the Saints that have slept shall come forth to meet me in the cloud. 57 Wherefore, if ye have slept in peace, blessed are you; for as you now behold me and know that I AM, even so shall ye come unto me and your souls shall live, and your redemption shall be perfected.

58 And the Saints shall come forth from the four quarters of the earth, then shall the arm of the Lord fall upon the nations. 59 And then shall the Lord set his foot upon this mount and it shall cleave in twain and the Earth shall tremble and reel to and fro and the heavens also shall shake; 60 and the Lord shall utter His voice and all the ends of the Earth shall hear it. 61 And the nations of the earth shall mourn, and they that have laughed shall see their folly, 62 and calamity shall cease the mocker, and the scorner shall be consumed, and they that have watched for iniquity shall be cut off, hewn down, and cast into the fire.

63 And then shall the Jews look upon me and say: What are these wounds in thine hands and in thy feet? 64 Then shall they know that I AM, the Lord; for I will say unto them: These wounds are the wounds with which I was wounded in the house of my friends; 65 I am he that was lifted up, I AM, Jesus which was crucified, I AM—the Son of God. 66 And then shall they weep because of their iniquities, then shall they lament because they persecuted their King. 67 And then shall the heathen nations be redeemed and they which knew no Law shall have part in the first resurrection, and it shall be tolerable for them.

68 And Satan shall be bound that he shall have no place in the hearts of the children of men. 69 And at that day, when I shall come in my glory, shall the parable be fulfilled of which I spoke concerning the ten virgins, 70 for they that are wise and hath received the truth and has taken the Holy Spirit for their guide and have not been deceived: 71 Verily I say unto you, they shall not be hewn down and cast into the fire, but shall abide the day and the earth shall be given unto them for an inheritance; 72 and they shall multiply and wax strong, and their children shall grow up without sin unto salvation, 73 for the Lord shall be in their midst, and His glory shall be upon them, and he shall be their King and their Lawgiver.

74 And now behold, I say unto: You it shall not be given unto you to know any farther then this until the New Testament be translated, and it in it all things shall be made known; 75 wherefore, I give unto you that ye may now translate it, that ye may be prepared for the things to come, for verily I say unto you that great things await you: 76 ye hear of wars in foreign lands but behold I say unto you they are nigh even unto your doors!

(See also DaC 45:1-11c1 CoC, 45:1-63a CJCLdS)

Come Ye Israel

On November 30, 2019, the Word of the Lord came to me saying: Hearken O Israel to the voice of the Lord, thy God; for the hour is near, and the time is nigh; and what I say unto thee this day, I say unto the whole earth! Behold, thus sayeth the Lord of Hosts: the Hour of the Gentiles has come and gone; the Gospel has been sent forth, and shall continue to be sent forth until it fills the whole earth; but the days of the Gentiles are now passed, and I shall once again remember my Covenant, which I have made unto my people, O house of Israel: And who is the House of Israel? Who are my Covenant Peoples?

Behold, I came unto my own, and these rejected me; and my Word was not taken from them, but these rejected it; for they studied not my Law, but added unto it the precepts of man; and they sought the favor of man, and recognition for their genealogies, and for their studies, and their knowledge of the Law; but these took not the time to live the Law, and to learn my ways; and so it was as naught; for these cared more for their vain obligations, and their Sabbaths, and their meetings, allowing the love of many to wax cold.

And were there no good among them? I say to thee: nay, not none; for if the hearts of all had waxed cold, they should have been destroyed for forgetting my Covenant; but the children of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob now cover the whole earth, and their blood fills many veins; and these are still mine covenant people, and I forget them not. And the Gospel went forth and has gone forth for many, many hundreds of years, by the reckoning of time by men; a Renewed Covenant being given unto the Gentiles; and these, the Gentiles, have forsaken my Law, and forgotten my Holy Days, and my Sabbaths, and used my Word to divide, rather than to unite, and to control rather than to enlighten and to teach.

Behold, it is as I have said: My ways are not thy ways, neither are my thoughts thy thoughts. And thus I have sent the Restored Covenant unto the world by my servant Joseph Smith Jr., and what thanks did ye show unto me? Ye slayed him, my faithful servant. Was this man perfect? I say to thee, nay; no man nor woman is, but in me; for I AM the Rock of thy Salvation; yet he gave to thee my Word, and when I took him ye sought for me no longer, but broke apart by thy vanities; and did ye observe my Holy Days? And my Law? I say unto thee that, yea some did⁠—but not all, and not many. And thus we have a people of submission in observations, and a people of submission in prayer, and a people of submission in the Cross; but my people are not one people.

And thus, I shall ask of thee once again: Who is the House of Israel? Who are my Covenant Peoples? And behold, I say unto thee that theses are the people of Israel: these are those of Yashar-El, the path Straight to God; these are those that shall seek my face, and turn not from me; these are they that shall taste the fruit of the Tree of Life, and it shall taste sweet, and these shall not turn away; these are they who shall love the Lord their God with all their hearts, minds, and strength, and this they shall show by their love for their fellow man, and their care for the Earth and her creatures. These are they that shall do my works, and shall bring to pass the oneness of the Heavens and the Earth; these are they that to whom I shall say: Well done, my good and faithful servants.

Therefore I say unto thee, my Israel: Quarrel not amongst thyselves in vain repetitions; but love one another as I love thee; for there is but one priesthood, of the earth and of the heavens; and there is but one Gospel, of the earth and of the heavens; and there is but one people of God; and these are my Israel, these are my covenant peoples; these are they that live my Law. And this is my Law: to Love the Lord thy God and to love thy neighbor, for to love me is to love thy neighbor; for I AM thy Creator, and thou art my creation, therefore to love me is to love all the good things that I hath made upon the earth as in heaven.

Therefore, I say unto these: Come before me in love of observations, and in love of prayer, and in love in the Cross; for the observance of my Holy Days are not made for the Sabbaths, but these my Shabbat for all mankind. Yea, these are the times of my festivals that ye might worship together as one in my name, no longer to be tossed to and fro, but united as my Israel. And the prayers are not for submission nor supplication, but that thou might know me, the Lord thy God, and to learn my ways, and for to teach thee to grow in my Grace. And the Cross was not given thee to suffer, but to be lifted up; for I have atoned for thy sins, and I have made thy ways straight; therefore I AM the very Lord God of Israel. And thus I say unto thee that the days of the Gentiles have ended, and the trump has sounded, and I prepare to return to the earth; and this is not to say that I know the day or the hour, for none know but the Father; but I say unto thee as I have said unto all in this generation: the time is nigh, even at the door; and this I say unto thee because I shall come as a thief in the night, and quickly shall I return: therefore make thy ways the ways of peace, even now and the very ground thou shall walk upon shall be holy, for I AM holy, and ye are mine.

Therefore, go forth and contend with one another no longer, but unite in my name; cease to find fault, but build upon that which ye love; wonder not why I have revealed myself unto thee in many ways, but know ye that I shall reveal myself unto all they that seek my face and desireth to know my name: Therefore, I have created many mansions that all might return unto the Presence of the Father and know me always.

And remember ye this: That ye are mine, and I am your God; therefore go now and take this message to the four corners of the Earth, tell ye the world that the Kingdom of God is at hand, and that the laborers in my vineyard have been called to gather themselves as one, as Israel, in teshuvah in my holy name; Even so, Amen.

Make Ready the New Jerusalem

Behold, and hearken unto the voice of the Lord unto thee, all those of my Church in the last days;
Yea, listen to the voice of He who has all power, for I AM from everlasting to everlasting, the Aleph-Tav, even Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. Thus saith the Lord unto all they that are assembled in their many congregations, in their meeting houses, their temples, and their synagogues; yea, unto all they whose sins are forgiven, for I, the Lord, forgive sins and am merciful unto those that come unto me with humbled and broken hearts and contrite spirits.
And I ask thee now, all they who have come unto me with an eye single to my glory, and according to my commandments: Are ye one? Behold, I say thee nay.

And for many years, as to the reckoning of man, have I looked down upon my people with a broken heart, for thou draweth near unto thy husband, for I AM the bridegroom and thou my bride, with thy lips, but thy hearts are far from me.
And how art thy hearts so far away? Behold, thou doest many great works in my name, but thy pride and thy vanities are unto thy churches, making them like unto the churches of men. And have ye remembered my new covenant, even the Book of Mormon? Behold I say unto thee, thy testimonies and the testimonies of this work rest not upon the hands of men!

And I say unto thee again, the Book of Mormon was not given thee by men, but of prophecy and revelation, and is to be given and received in the spirit of prophecy and revelation; if thou wisheth to know all things, look not to the hands of men, but come to me, together in my name, and ye shall find me; ask of me and ye shall receive, knock and it shall be opened unto you. Behold, I say unto thee that I have sent forth many men and women, out into the world, to gather my elect and chosen people, and ye see with thine own eyes that I have indeed created for thee many mansions;
Yet thou hast forsaken thine brethren and thine sistren in the ministry, thou forget that there is one ministry and one baptizing in my name in rejecting the baptisms of thy sisters in Zion. And yet my grace hath been sufficient for thee, and I have not rejected thee, for my mercy and grace are with thee, and I am slow to anger, and my mercy is from everlasting to everlasting.

But now is the time for teshuvah, my children and my friends, for these are the last days and this is the restoration of all things; therefore I say unto thee: Be ye one in Zion. And how shall ye be one? Build unto me a temple in my name, a common place for all of my Saints, in these the latter days. Behold, I have given charge unto the Church of Christ, and called my servant Granville Hedrick and blessed these, my people, to hold the land dedicated by the hand of my servant Sidney Rigdon for the building of my house. And ye see that I have blessed the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with much worldly wealth, that they might uplift and sustain their sisters with the precious things of this world,
And so too that they might provide the funding to build my temple that all of my people may worship together as one in my name. And the Church of Jesus Christ, as organized by my servant John Alpheus Cutler, they have been awaiting this day that they might impart upon my people the treasures I have given them to watch over. And unto Community of Christ, and the other Reorganized branches of my vineyard, in these have I preserved many gifts, and these shall be a bridge between my peoples.

And more have I gathered, and more have I preserved, but in me ye are not yet; even as the lot of mine temple, ye circle about me and place stakes in the corners, but ye have yet to build. And what is this that ye should build? Are all to gather to one church in my name? I say thee nay, for all are my Church, even the Churches of Christ, therefore be ye one in my name. And I say unto thee: Build a council and send delegates from as many of my Churches as will be a part of my kingdom, and these shall lay the foundations of Zion, For I say unto thee that all art called, but few shall be chosen, and why shall they not be chosen? For the pride of their hearts. Therefore, I say unto thee, forgo thy pride and thy Egos, and the theologies of man, and unite in me, for I AM, the Savior of the world unto all they that shall believe in HaShem, my name, and seek my Shalom, for I AM, the prince of peace.

Remember the Law, and the New and Everlasting Covenant, for the days grow shorter, and the nights longer;
Therefore go now and take the talents I have given thee and be ye one in my name, be ye Israel, and build my Zion, make ready for the New Jerusalem; for I have given unto all of these oil for thy lamps, that ye might see, and not go seeking oil from another and miss the wedding party, but work together and be my light unto the world, that all may know of my coming; therefore, be ye ever watchful, be ye ever ready, for behold, I come quickly; Even so, Amen.

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