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  1. The Blood Moon Triad of 2018-2019 The Three Blood Moons of 2018-2019 begin tonight with a Total Lunar Eclipse! These three total lunar eclipses in a row will happen on Hebrew holidays...tu B'Shevat, tu B'Av and then again on tu B'Shevat of 2019. The blood moon or total lunar eclipse will be around 6-6:30 MT tomorrow morning the 31st of January. This eclipse will also be a supermoon (the third of three in a row...meaning they all happen super close to the Earth) and a blue moon (it will be the second full moon in one month). Looking back at the last time there was a blue/blood moon in 1866 (which was Passover) there was an epidemic in New York, a plague in the Mid-west and a presidential assassination...of President Lincoln (within the year give or take...which is the way the Hebrew calendar works compared to our year as it doesn't start in January). Tu B'Shevat is the New Year's of trees (one of four New Year's according to Hebrew tradition). The State of the Union Address is also tonight which on the Hebrew calendar is the same day (their day starts at Sundown) as this eclipse. Moving forward in time to 17 March is Nissan 1 or New Year's of God's calendar. Solar eclipses happened on this date in 2015 and in 2016 (when starting the calendar as commanded in Leviticus. The command to start this calendar was the first commandment given to the house of Israel.) Two weeks later is the 31st of March which is Passover Saturday, Easter Sunday and LDS General Conference and a second blue moon this year! (In 1836 there was a weekend when Jesus appeared in the Kirtland Temple where it was both Passover on Saturday and Easter on Sunday.) Having two blue moons in a row is a very rare event. It happened because the full moon and closest Supermoon for the entire year actually happened on New Year's of 2018 (that's a rare event too) and then February is a short month, making March 1st another full moon with the 31st another blue moon! Some people believe that the Day of Atonement heralding the Jubilee year (anciently happened every 50 years where debt was forgiven, etc.) is actually in preparation for the Jubilee year to start on Nissan 1 (as God commanded the year to begin then in Leviticus). That would make this Nissan 1 or New Year's on God's calendar the end of the 5777th year which is believed by some to be 120 jubilees since Adam, 70 jubilees since Moses, 40 jubilees since Jesus Christ (and 4 since Joseph Smith) were on the Earth. There are certainly some interesting (and perhaps prophetic) signs in the heavens coming up!!
  2. I believe Jesus was born on 6 April. http://www.johnpratt.com/items/docs/lds/aprilsixth.html ** Venus went into retrograde at Jupiter and Regulus in 2015 similar to perhaps the sign that led the Wise Men to Bethlehem to see the "new king" back when Jupiter went into retrograde at Regulus. *** The Book of Abraham, Chapter 3, Abraham learns about the sun, moon, and stars by means of the Urim and Thummim
  3. I don't agree with all of his beliefs and research, but I like the way he teaches these things. He doesn't have the benefit of the JST Revelation 12 information to understand what these things mean and so it is his best guess.
  4. Similar signs happened in the heavens in 2016 as happened in 2014 and 2015 with the blood moons...there was a tetrad of solar eclipses on the "New Year's" days and a sextet (6) of lunar eclipses on Passover and Tabernacles. In 2016 the "Priest's Calendar" or God's Biblical calendar was begun as instructed in Leviticus and so began a new moon earlier than the diaspora calendar. This year there are three major signs in the heavens starting with "The American Eclipse" that will happen at the planet Regulus (King Star of the constellation that represents Judah). Then Jupiter will come out of the womb of the woman constellation (Virgo) after ~41 weeks (38-42 weeks is a normal gestation with ~41 weeks normal for new moms), then the pyramid sign will happen, then Feast of Trumpets, and then the Revelation 12 sign on 23 September 2017. What could these things mean...see Revelation 12 JST and Joseph Smith's parable and interpretation of Revelation 12. As we know Revelation will be very apparent and plain to those who actually live through these times.
  5. See OP which was posted a LONG time ago...it's here! The date that is... June 4th...50 years ago...Jubilee The Jews decided to go to war 50 years ago...on June 4th Pentecost is today as well This year it is 5777 The number 5 in Hebrew has meanings...one of them is Behold... The number 7 in Hebrew is Sayin...Zion Behold Zion! I'd like to do that I'm keeping this whole calendar year free...
  6. Today is in my presentation, the explanation starts around 29.38 and ends around 32.11.
  7. I did my own study to see if the rare blood moon tetrads did in fact line up with significant events in history and they do when they occur on the Hebrew Feast Day (as far as I could tell with our current historical records). The "signs in the heavens" that happened around Jesus advent were many as some were talked about (mostly in the Book of Mormon) at His birth and death...but not all the specifics of what they were. (Looking back using our star mapping technology we can find some of them and then some of them were recorded in Asian records that go back to that time.) The lunar eclipses on Hebrew Feast Days have continued when using God's biblical instructions for keeping the Feast Days found in Leviticus, there is now a sextet of lunar eclipses as well as a tetrad of solar eclipses preceding the last four of the six by a couple of weeks. We have not had a major feast day (Passover, Tabernacles) without a lunar eclipse since 2013 (using the biblical calendar)! The next passover is coming up depending on which calendar you are looking at on 10 April (by calculation) and on 12 April (by observation as instructed in the bible.) We know Jesus' second coming is a progressive event that will culminate with the Earth's cleansing by fire. But there are still several appearances that are expected before then, such as a great meeting of the patriarchs, Christ will come to His temple in the New Jerusalem, and He will rescue the remnant of the Jews left in Jerusalem before they are totally destroyed. We know that after the Armageddon war they will be cleaning up afterwards for almost 8 years, so we know there is still at least 12 years (and very likely many more than that) before the total cleansing by fire. But I have to wonder what the significance of the TAV in the Americas that will start this August may be if any...what will be happening here during these next almost seven years? We'll see, as fast as time is going now for me now it won't be long. Just in case it is not all good, I would prepare as instructed in the instruction found in "All Is Safely Gathered In" given to us by the First Presidency almost ten years ago and then work on spiritual preparation which builds faith and brings peace and joy :).
  8. lds2

    Temple crisis

    When you are 18 called to serve the living for two years, when you are 80 called to serve the not living for five ? I started sharing family ancestor names with the temple in 2012 and it is true that their ordinances were just completed and there are male names in my file submitted in 2013.
  9. President Uchtdorf said Sunday Morning, ""We are charged with studying the word of God and heeding the voice of the Spirit that we may know the signs of the times and the signs of the coming of the Son of God..." It is timely that I have done my little part in helping people to do that. You can find my video that talks about the signs that testify of Jesus Christ here in the OP of this thread :). or here... Some people say that the sound is too low and this version is supposed to be a little easier to hear.
  10. lds2

    The Living Christ

    http://jesuschrist.lds.org/SonOfGod?lang=eng
  11. lds2

    The Living Christ

    so here is the testimony of our prophets and apostles... https://www.lds.org/bc/content/shared/content/images/gospel-library/manual/34591/34591_000_APP_04-livingChrist.pdf
  12. This past weekend President Uchtdorf said that we have a charge to study the signs of the times, "We are the Saints of the Latter Days...Inherent in our name is the commitment to look forward to the Savior's return! and prepare ourselves and the world to receive Him...We are charged with studying the word of God and heeding the voice of the Spirit that we may know the signs of the times and the signs of the coming of the Son of God." I earnestly seek to do that! Two of our apostles (I believe it was President Nelson and Elder Ballard) said that we must study "The Living Christ"...which Elder Hales prophesied about back in 2013. Perhaps we are to that time where the witness of the apostles related to the life and divinity of Jesus Christ is "most needed"? This is the article I wrote a few years ago...I think those of you who read will appreciate the review of where we were then in order to better understand where we are now. "The historic day our prophet lowered the missionary age was a historic day in our home as well, as my two remaining children suddenly were a year away from being able to put in their papers. Since that day the Lord’s "hastening" has been a good deal in my thoughts, and the questions that have been uppermost in my mind have been how should we hasten? and what are we hastening for? I went to the scriptures to learn of hastening and read, “Behold, I will ahasten my work in its time.” (D&C 88:73) But that was so short I wanted to know more, so I pressed on the link and went to the reference scripture, “A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a bstrong nation: I the Lord will hasten it in my time. (Isaiah 60:22 JST) and then to D&C 133:58 “To prepare the weak for those things which are coming on the earth, and for the Lord’s errand in the day when the weak shall confound the wise, and the little one become a strong nation, and two shall put their tens of thousands to flight.” I found that all of these chapters talk about the last days. Of particular import to me was that in Isaiah Joseph Smith changed the translation from “His” time to “My” time. The Lord said He would hasten His work in His time which means His time is NOW. It is “His time” or in His words “My time.” When I was my children’s age, President Kimball asked us to "lengthen our stride" and now it seems we are picking up that pace. I don’t know about others, but I have been mighty comfortable watching pretty much from the sidelines, and most likely I haven't been the only one, as a few years ago Elder M. Russell Ballard said, "Nearly 18 decades have passed since the organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1830. We have had 178 years to observe the fulfillment of prophecy and to watch “the truth of God” as it goes “forth boldly, nobly, and independent.”1 But we are asked to do more than “watch” as in a recent Ensign we were asked to “immerse” ourselves in His work, "Far more important is how we as members fit into the larger picture of hastening the work of salvation...Our role is to immerse ourselves in loving and serving those around us."… “As long as we reach out in kindness and love to those who need our friendship and help, we will not fail…success comes by following the inspiration that flows into our minds and hearts and simply inviting others into our gospel-centered lives.2 Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the “Hastening the Work of Salvation” broadcast spoke of the importance of love. He said, “We work together in faith and unity—faith that the Lord will guide our steps and unity with each other and with the missionaries, always motivated by our love for [Jesus Christ], our love for one another, and our love for those we serve.”3 In the Ensign article it also talked about us, it said, “As Latter-day Saints we are blessed to be living in this time when the Lord is hastening His work. Because God has a purpose in placing us on earth at this time, we have the capacity to do more than we think we can.”2 It said, “God has a purpose in placing us on this earth at this time.”2 President Eyring has said several times that when the brethren quote other prophets or repeat themselves we should give particular heed to their messages.4 So I thought it was particularly interesting a few years ago when President Monson quoted another prophet, "Said President Benson: ‘In all ages, prophets have looked down through the corridors of time to our day. Billions of the deceased and those yet to be born have their eyes on us. Make no mistake about it—you are a marked generation…For nearly six thousand years, God has held you in reserve to make your appearance in the final days before the second coming of the Lord. Some individuals will fall away, but the kingdom of God will remain intact to welcome the return of its Head—even Jesus Christ…While this generation will be comparable in wickedness to the days of Noah, when the Lord cleansed the earth by flood, there is a major difference this time: [it is that] God has saved for the final inning some of His strongest…children, who will help bear off the kingdom triumphantly.’”5 President Benson finished off that paragraph with this prophetic statement, “And that is where you come in, for you are the generation that must be prepared to meet your God."6 In re-reading this talk I found it interesting where President Benson talked of “our generation” and then talked to the young adults of that time (who are now in their 50s-60s) saying “you are the generation.” The Ensign article continues, “The work of salvation is Heavenly Father’s work “to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man” (Moses 1:39). This important work includes member missionary work, convert retention, activation of less-active members, temple and family history work, and teaching the gospel.”2 Recently I was privileged to hear a talk from my stake president where he counseled us regarding how very important attending the temple will be in the times to come as it will be our help in order to “withstand the fiery darts of the adversary.” Elder Robert D. Hales said something about this same thing in 2006 and again in 2013, where on both occasions he followed President Monson in conference. In 2006 he said, “We are living in the latter days, brothers and sisters, in the fulness of times. We must remember that we have control over who we are no matter how difficult the world becomes. Like those in 1 Nephi, the true and faithful will be able to withstand the fiery darts of the adversary when he is loosed upon this earth. Despite all the turmoil in the world, when the Savior comes to His temple, as He did in the Book of Mormon, those who are true and faithful will be there. May we be among them… 7 And then in 2013 he said, “In recent decades the Church has largely been spared the terrible misunderstandings and persecutions experienced by the early Saints. It will not always be so. The world is moving away from the Lord faster and farther than ever before. The adversary has been loosed upon the earth. We watch, hear, read, study, and share the words of prophets to be forewarned and protected. For example, “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” was given long before we experienced the challenges now facing the family. “The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles” was prepared in advance of when we will need it most.”8 Joseph Smith was talking about this time I think when he said, "…we shall have to flee to Zion. The cry is to make haste. The last revelation says, Ye shall not have time to have gone over the earth, until these things come. It will come...one pestilence after another until the Ancient of Days comes…"9 Recently, a missionary (Elder Nelson in California) excitedly reported about how technology has changed his work dramatically. He talked about how it is “hastening” his work (D&C 88:73), how skype helps “nations see eye to eye” (Mosiah 16:1), and that what is happening is a fulfillment of this scripture, "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." (Matthew 24:14) In my recent scripture study I came across what seemed to me a similar scripture in that missionaries are “sending” their message into all the world. D&C 84:62, “Therefore, go ye into all the world; and unto whatsoever place ye cannot go ye shall send, that the testimony may go from you into all the world unto every creature.” and then in verse 92 it says, “…and they [calamities] shall not be taken from the earth until I have completed My work, which shall be cut short in righteousness—“ There was another time of hastening that I think was significant to our day, that was in the days of Jeremiah before the destruction of Jerusalem, where the Lord told Jeremiah that he was foreordained to live in his time, that the Lord would put His words in Jeremiah’s mouth, and to “be not afraid” as the Lord would deliver him. As we look to inviting others in our lives we can also “be not afraid” as He will put His words in our mouths if we are doing our best to do His will and work. (Jeremiah 1:5-19) Elder Quentin L Cook said, "I will compare some circumstances of our day with those in the days of Jeremiah before the downfall of Jerusalem. In presenting this voice of warning..." He described many things that are similar between that time and now and talked about various forms of bondage. He talked about how Lehi’s was initially "a voice of warning, but after faithfully declaring the same message as Jeremiah, Lehi was commanded by the Lord to take his family and depart into the wilderness." Later in his talk, he said, "As the Doctrine and Covenants beautifully reads, “The righteous shall be gathered out from among all nations, and shall come to Zion, singing with songs of everlasting joy.” That eventual joy is what I hope for. Jesus admonished us to “be not troubled.” (Matthew 24:6) I truly believe the best way to do that is to keep the vision of the new Jerusalem, the redemption of the old, the return of Enoch’s Zion and Christ’s millennial reign continually before our minds…now that vision of the future is really exciting!10 During the "Hastening the Work of Salvation" broadcast, President Thomas S. Monson said: “Now is the time for members and missionaries to come together, to work together, to labor in the Lord’s vineyard to bring souls unto Him. He has prepared the means for us to share the gospel in a multitude of ways, and He will assist us in our labors if we will act in faith to fulfill His work.”11 May we do His work-the works of salvation-in this His time." 1) Elder M. Russell Ballard, The Truth of God Shall Go Forth, October 2008 2) LDS.org, Hastening the Work of Salvation, Ensign, Oct. 2013 3) Elder Neil L. Andersen, The Work of Salvation, hasteningthework.lds.org. 4) President Henry B. Eyring, Safety in Counsel, Ensign, June 2008; Video recording of Providing in the Lord’s Way, Oct. Conference 2011 5) President Thomas S. Monson, Closing Remarks, Oct. Conference 2009 6) President Ezra Taft Benson, In His Steps, CES Fireside, Feb. 8, 1987; In His Steps, BYU Devotional 1979 7) Elder Robert D. Hales, Holy Scriptures: The Power of God unto Our Salvation, General Conference, Oct. 2006 8 ) Elder Robert D. Hales, Strengthening Faith and Testimony, General Conference, Oct. 2013 9) Joseph Smith History of the Church 3:390-91. 10) Elder Marion G. Romney, Be Not Troubled, October Conference 1966 11) President Thomas S. Monson, The Work of Salvation,hasteningthework.lds.org.