What are the two events? One has taken place already… – A. The birth in mortality, ministry, atonement, death, and resurrection from the dead of Jesus Christ…the only begotten in the flesh, the Son of Elohim, the Father. – In all the worlds, in all the galaxies, in all the heavens …they all prophesied, waited, and celebrated that event.
The second event, is about to happen It too will have an effect throughout the billions of galaxies. It too has been prophesied about …and the inhabitants of a billion worlds, along with every prophet of this world since the time of Adam have been anxiously waiting for this next great event to take place. It is the establishment of
THE GREAT DICHOTOMY: And thou hast taken Zion to thine own bosom, from all thy creations, from all eternity to all eternity; Moses 7:31
And righteousness will I send down out of heaven; and truth will I send forth out of the earth, to bear testimony of mine Only Begotten; his resurrection from the dead; yea, and also the resurrection of all men; and righteousness and truth will I cause to sweep the earth as with a flood, to gather out mine elect from the four quarters of the earth, unto a place which I shall prepare, an Holy City, that my people may gird up their loins, and be looking forth for the time of my coming; for there shall be my tabernacle, and it shall be called Zion, a New Jerusalem. And the Lord said unto Enoch: Then shalt thou and all thy city meet them there, and we will receive them into our bosom, and they shall see us; and we will fall upon their necks, and they shall fall upon our necks, and we will kiss each other; And there shall be mine abode, and it shall be Zion, which shall come forth out of all the creations which I have made; and for the space of a thousand years the earth shall rest. Moses 7:62-64
I can stretch forth mine hands and hold all the creations which I have made; and mine eye can pierce them also, and among all the workmanship of mine hands there has not been so great wickedness as among thy brethren. Moses 7:36
Moroni explained: "Behold, Ether saw the days of Christ, and he spake concerning a New Jerusalem upon this land. "And he spake also concerning the house of Israel, and the Jerusalem from whence Lehi should come-- after it should be destroyed it should be built up again, a holy city unto the Lord; wherefore, it could not be a new Jerusalem for it had been in a time of old; but it should be built up again, and become a holy city of the Lord; and it should be built unto the house of Israel. "And that a New Jerusalem should be built upon this land, unto the remnant of the seed of Joseph, for which things there has been a type." Ether 14:4-6
22 And behold, this people will I establish in this land, unto the fulfilling of the covenant which I made with your father Jacob; and it shall be a New Jerusalem. And the powers of heaven shall be in the midst of this people; yea, even I will be in the midst of you. 22 But if they will repent and hearken unto my words, and harden not their hearts, I will establish my church among them, and they shall come in unto the covenant and be numbered among this the remnant of Jacob, unto whom I have given this land for their inheritance; 23 And they shall assist my people, the remnant of Jacob, and also as many of the house of Israel as shall come, that they may build a city, which shall be called the New Jerusalem. 24 And then shall they assist my people that they may be gathered in, who are scattered upon all the face of the land, in unto the New Jerusalem. 25 And then shall the power of heaven come down among them; and I also will be in the midst. 3 Nephi 20:22-25
How Important is the establishing of ZION in the Last Days?
"The building up of Zion is a cause that has interested the people of God in every age; it is a theme upon which prophets, priests and kings have dwelt with peculiar delight; they have looked forward with joyful anticipation to the day in which we live; and fired with heavenly and joyful anticipations they have sung and written and prophesied of this our day; Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, Section Four 1839-42, p.231
"Adam…Seth, Enos, Jared, Cainan, Mahaleel, Enoch, and Methusaleh. All these men received this high and holy priesthood. They all professed to give revelation. They all had inspiration and left their record on the earth; and not one of them but what saw and prophesied about the great Zion of God in the latter days. And when we say this of them we say it of every apostle and prophet who ever lived upon the earth." Wilford Woodruff, JD 16:263-264, October 8, 1873, p.16 - p.17
The building up of Zion is…a work that God and angels have contemplated with delight for generations past; that fired the souls of the ancient patriarchs and prophets; a work that is destined to bring about the destruction of the powers of darkness, the renovation of the earth, the glory of God, and the salvation of the human family.“ Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, Section Four 1839-42, p.231
"...We ought to have the building up of Zion as our greatest object. When wars come, we shall flee to Zion." DHC. Vol. III. p. 390
"The purpose of our life should be to build up the Zion of our God, to gather the House of Israel, bring in the fullness of the Gentiles, restore and bless the earth with our ability and make it as the Garden of Eden, store up treasures of knowledge and wisdom in our own understandings, purify our own hearts and prepare a people to meet the Lord when he comes." Discourses of Brigham Young, p. 88, 10:222
"We have no business here other than to build up and establish the Zion of God. It must be done according to the will and law of God, after that pattern and order by which Enoch built up and perfected the former-day Zion, Discourses of Brigham Young p.443, 18:356
"WHY THE PRIESTHOOD? AN ORGANIZED POWER TO BUILD ZION.—Now, God has ordained his holy priesthood upon the earth with presidents, apostles, bishops, high councils, seventies, high priests, and the order and organization of the church and kingdom of God in its fulness and completeness, more complete, perhaps, than it ever was since the world was framed. Why? Because it is the dispensation of the fulness of times, embracing all other times that have ever existed since the world was, and he has gathered us together for that purpose. "I would further ask: What is this priesthood given us for? That we may be enabled to build up the Zion of our God. John Taylor, The Gospel Kingdom, p.130-131
"The priesthood is called to establish Zion. We are told that the priesthood is not called to work for money, but to establish Zion." Teachings of Lorenzo Snow, p.181
WHAT IS ZION? 1. A CELESTIAL SPIRITUAL STATE 2. A GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO ARE LIVING THE 3 LAWS OF THE CELESTIAL KINGDOM 3. A SPECIFIC LOCATION(s).
Specific Location(s): 3 Special/Sacred Locations in the world. All have been described as past and future locations of a city of Zion: – 1. Old Jerusalem – 2. New Jerusalem – 3. City of Enoch
"In the day of regeneration, when all things are made new, there will be three great cities that will be holy. One will be the Jerusalem of old which shall be rebuilt according to the prophecy of Ezekiel. One will be the city of Zion, or of Enoch, which was taken from the earth when Enoch was translated and which will be restored; and the city Zion, or New Jerusalem, which is to be built by the seed of Joseph on this the American continent.“ Joseph Fielding Smith, Answers to Gospel Questions, Vol.2, p.105
"It would appear that the translated residents of Enoch's city are under the direction of Jesus, who is the Creator of worlds; and that he, holding the keys of the government of other worlds could, in his administrations to them, select the translated people of Enoch's Zion, if he thought proper, to perform a mission to these various planets, and as death had not passed upon them, they could be prepared by him and made use of through the medium of the holy priesthood to act as ambassadors, teachers, or messengers to those worlds over which Jesus holds the authority." John Taylor, The Gospel Kingdom, p.103 City of Enoch:
"From this definite account of driving the "nations apart, when the ancient hills did bow," all reflecting minds may judge that man was scattered over the whole face of the earth: And with the superior knowledge of men like Noah, Shem, (who was Melchisedec) and Abram, the father of the faithful, three contemporaries, holding the keys of the highest order of the priesthood:" John Taylor, Times and Seasons, Vol.5, p.746 Also, in D&C 138, when delineating the great prophets of old, between Noah and Abraham, Shem is called the great high priest. In every other instance where this is done, Melchizedek is listed as the great high priest, again bolstering the point that they were the same person. "Noah, who gave warning of the flood; Shem, the great high priest; Abraham, the father of the faithful; Isaac, Jacob, and Moses, the great law-giver of Israel;" D&C 138:41 City of Old Jerusalem:
NEW JERUSALEM: Location of Garden of Eden personally planted by the Gods (eastward in Eden) Original Location of the Tree of Life (immortality) and Tree of Knowledge (mortality) Where God the Father & Jehovah walked and talked to Adam (Michael) Where the Fall took place 90 miles from Adam-ondi-Ahman
THE PAST/FUTURE City of Enoch is gone, but will return, be joined with New Jerusalem and return to earth. Though special and holy places, both JERUSALEM and NEW JERUSALEM will be deserted and left desolate for a number of years. In the Latter Days, after the restoration of the Gospel and Priesthood to the earth, and the re-establishment of the Church of Jesus Christ... both cities will begin to be established. This will consist of both a physical gathering and a spiritual gathering. (There are 4 types of gathering)
4 Purposes/Types/Doctrines of Gathering –1. Spiritual Gathering to Christ/Gospel/Ordinances –2. Physical Gathering to Lands of Promises –3. Physical Gathering for Safety –4. Physical Gathering for Perfection
PHYSICAL GATHERING In Last days…People will be physically gathered. Jews to Old Jerusalem, Ephraim, Manassah(the majority), and Adopted Gentiles to the New Jerusalem. During this process of Gathering…Old Jerusalem and New Jerusalem will both be cleansed of wickedness, (including hypocrites), and purified (Isaiah, especially Chapters 3 & 4, Revelation of John, Doctrine & Covenants, numerous prophecies give details on this)
Future New Jerusalem will be cleansed first 13 month war/Earthquake/Flood. WATER/WASHING Old Jerusalem will be cleansed last Armageddon war/Earthquake/Great Hailstorm of fire) FIRE/BURNING
2 In that day shall the branch of the Lord be beautiful and glorious; the fruit of the earth excellent and comely to them that are escaped of Israel. 3 And it shall come to pass, they that are left in Zion and remain in Jerusalem shall be called holy, every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem— 4 When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment and by the spirit of burning. 5 And the Lord will create upon every dwelling-place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for upon all the glory of Zion shall be a defence. 6 And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and a covert from storm and from rain. 2 Nephi 14:2-6
Future The Holy City of New Jerusalem will be started BEFORE the full cleansing of Old Jerusalem will be finished. During the Armageddon War, the call will go out to the world to gather to New Jerusalem if they want peace and safety. ”Go ye forth of Babylon, flee…” They will come singing the songs of Zion.
Future Ephraim will be located in two locations, Utah and Independence, Missouri and will grow together and eventually become a city of 1500 square miles. At the destruction of the Earth by Fire, the righteous dead will come forth, New Jerusalem will be raised up from the earth (the rapture), and meet with the City of Enoch in the heavens.
Wheat & Tares Therefore, I must gather together my people, according to the parable of the wheat and the tares, that the wheat may be secured in the garners to possess eternal life, and be crowned with celestial glory, when I shall come in the kingdom of my Father to reward every man according as his work shall be; While the tares shall be bound in bundles, and their bands made strong, that they may be burned with unquenchable fire. D&C 101:65-66
"And it shall be called the New Jerusalem, a land of peace, a city of refuge, a place of safety for the saints of the Most High God; "And the glory of the Lord shall be there, and the terror of the Lord also shall be there, insomuch that the wicked will not come unto it, and it shall be called Zion. "And it shall come to pass among the wicked, that every man that will not take his sword against his neighbor must needs flee unto Zion for safety. "And there shall be gathered unto it out of every nation under heaven; and it shall be the only people that shall not be at war one with another. "And it shall be said among the wicked: Let us not go up to battle against Zion, for the inhabitants of Zion are terrible; wherefore we cannot stand. "And it shall come to pass that the righteous shall be gathered out from among all nations, and shall come to Zion, singing with songs of everlasting joy." D&C 45:66-71
ESTABLISHING ZION Note that the people FIRST became a zion type people… and then they built the city of Zion. And the Lord called his people ZION, because they were of one heart and one mind, and dwelt in righteousness; and there was no poor among them. And Enoch continued his preaching in righteousness unto the people of God. And it came to pass in his days, that he built a city that was called the City of Holiness, even ZION. Moses 7:18-19
THE 3 PRINCIPLES OF THE LAW OF THE CELESTIAL KINGDOM WHICH IS REQUIRED TO BE LIVED TO ESTABLISH A ZION TYPE SOCIETY
2 Behold, I say unto you, were it not for the transgressions of my people, speaking concerning the church and not individuals, they might have been redeemed even now. 3 But behold, they have not learned to be obedient to the things which I required at their hands, but are full of all manner of evil, and do not impart of their substance, as becometh saints, to the poor and afflicted among tm; 4 And are not united according to the union required by the law of the celestial kingdom; 5 And Zion cannot be built up unless it is by the principles of the law of the celestial kingdom; otherwise I cannot receive her unto myself. 6 And my people must needs be chastened until they learn obedience, if it must needs be, by the things which they suffer. D&C 105:2-6
REQUIRED OF THE SAINTS to Become Zion 1. OBEDIENCE Obey ALL of the commandments 2. CHARITY/LOVE OF CHRIST Putting the needs of others ahead of our own, including our own lives if required 3. UNITY Becoming one in purpose, doctrine, desires, goals as Christ is with the Father D&C 105:, John Chapters 14-17
OBEDIENCE The SPIRIT/HG FRUITS of the SPIRIT GIFTS of the SPIRIT KNOWLEDGE Of Truth, Laws Commandments Witness it is TRUE Charity/love, gentleness, kindness, forgiveness, meekness Prophecy, wisdom, understanding, tongues, visions, knowledge… TESTING Brings everything else
The LAW OF CONSECRETION: A subset of the Law of the Celestial kingdom “Equal in earthly things”
That you may be equal in the bonds of heavenly things, yea, and earthly things also, for the obtaining of heavenly things. For if ye are not equal in earthly things ye cannot be equal in obtaining heavenly things; For if you will that I give unto you a place in the celestial world, you must prepare yourselves by doing the things which I have commanded you and required of you. D&C 78:5-7
The LAW OF CONSECRETION STEP 1: First Consecration STEP 2: Assignment (deed) of Private Property… (an Inheritance/Stewardship) STEP 3: Second Consecration (Tithing)
the full Law of Consecration/United Order/ Order of Enoch has never been practiced since the time it was discontinued in 1838. In Section 105, the Lord indicates that the law of consecration will not be practiced in its entirety until Zion is redeemed. This is inferred from D&C 105:34: "And let those commandments which I have given concerning Zion and her law be executed and fulfilled, after her redemption."
"This is a simple outline of how things will exist with regard to some of these matters, when the law of God shall be fully carried out. Our relations with the world, and our own imperfections prevent the establishment of this system at the present time, and therefore, as was stated by Joseph in an early day, it can not yet be carried out." 1 – 1 Messages of the First Presidency, 2:339 J.Reuben Clark
We Must Pass Through Trials to establish Zion: "All intelligent beings who are crowned with crowns of glory, immortality, and eternal lives must pass through every ordeal appointed for intelligent beings to pass through, to gain their glory and exaltation. Every calamity that can come upon mortal beings will be suffered to come upon the few, to prepare them to enjoy the presence of the Lord. If we obtain the glory that Abraham obtained, we must do so by the same means that he did. If we are ever prepared to enjoy the society of Enoch, Noah, Melchizedek, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, or of their faithful children, and of the faithful Prophets and Apostles, we must pass through the same experience, and gain the knowledge, intelligence, and endowments that will prepare us to enter into the celestial kingdom of our Father and God. How many of the Latter-day Saints will endure all these things, and be prepared to enjoy the presence of the Father and the Son? You can answer that question at your leisure. Every trial and experience you have passed through is necessary for your salvation." Discourses of Brigham Young, p.345, 8:150
And righteousness and truth will I cause to sweep the earth as with a flood, to gather out mine elect from the four quarters of the earth, unto a place which I shall prepare, an Holy City, that my people may gird up their loins, and be looking forth for the time of my coming; for there shall be my tabernacle, and it shall be called Zion, a New Jerusalem." 1 – 1 Moses 7:60-62 The TRIP BACK
"....When God leads the people back to Jackson County, how will he do it? Let me picture to you how some of us may be gathered and led to Jackson County. I think I see two or three hundred thousand people wending their way across the great plain, enduring the nameless hardships of the journey, herding and guarding their cattle by day and by night, and defending themselves and little ones from foes on the right hand and on the left, as when they came here. "Now, mark it. And though you may be led by the power of God "with a stretched-out arm," it will not be more manifest than the leading the people out here to those that participate in it. They will think there are a great many hardships to endure in this manifestation of the power of God, and it will be left, perhaps to their children, to see the glory of our former deliverance, from the hands of those that sought to destroy us……Whenit is written in history--as it will be written --it will be shown forth to future generations as one of the most marvelous, unexampled and unprecedented accomplishments that has ever been known to history." 1 Joseph F. Smith, Journal of Discourses Vol. 24, pp. 156-157, December 3, 1882
The GLORY of ZION "And the glory of the Lord shall be there, and the terror of the Lord also shall be there, insomuch that the wicked will not come unto it, and it shall be called Zion. "My people must be tried in all things, that they may be prepared to receive the glory that I have for them, even the glory of Zion; and he that will not bear chastisement is not worthy of my kingdom.
"And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold like unto clear glass. "And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; "The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst. "And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass. "And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. "And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof "And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. "And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. "And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. "And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life." 1 1 Rev 21:10-27
Isaiah 4:5 And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence.
…was an embodiment of architectural science after the pattern of eternal perfections, whose towers glittered with a radiance emanating from the sparkling of emeralds, rubies, diamonds, and other precious stones set in a canopy of gold and so elaborately and skillfully arranged as to shed forth a brilliancy which dazzled and enchanted the eye, excited admiration and developed a taste for the beautiful, beyond anything man had ever conceived. "Fountains of crystal water shot upward their transparent jets which in the brilliant sunshine, formed ten thousand rainbow tints at once delightful to the eye. Gardens, the perfections of whose arrangement confound all our present attempts at genius, were bedecked with flowers of varied hue to develop and refine the taste, and strengthen a love for these nature's chastest endowments. Schools and universities were erected, to which all had access; in the latter Urims were placed, for the study of the past, present, and future, and for obtaining a knowledge of heavenly bodies, and of the construction of worlds and universes. Charles D. Evans 1893, Contributor Magazine, vol 15, pg 638-641
"Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously." Is 24:23 "Wherefore it shall come to pass that when the Lord hath performed his whole work upon Mount Zion and upon Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks." 2 Nephi 20:12
The RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS "We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes; that Zion (the New Jerusalem) will be built upon the American continent; that Christ will reign personally upon the earth; and, that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory."
"The earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger. And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man taketh up." Also Isaiah 62:4: "Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate; but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the Lord delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.“ "In the first instance, we have the earth on a move like a chased roe and in the second place, we have it married. And from the whole, and various scriptures, we learn, that the continents and islands shall be united in one, as they were on the morn of creation, and the sea shall retire and assemble in its own place, where it was before; and all these scenes shall take place during the mighty convulsion of nature, about the time of the coming of the Lord. "Having restored the earth to the same glorious state in which it first existed— leveling the mountains, exalting the valleys, smoothing the rough places, making the deserts fruitful, and bringing all the continents, and islands together, causing the curse to be taken off, that noxious weeds and thorns, and thistles shall no longer be produced; the next thing is to regulate and restore the brute creation to their former state of peace and glory, causing enmity to cease from off the earth. But this will never be done until there is a general destruction poured out upon man, which will entirely cleanse the earth, and sweep all wickedness from its face Parley P. Pratt, A Voice of Warning, p.114-121
The stars which will fall to the earth, are fragments, which have been broken off from the earth from time to time, in the mighty convulsions of nature. Some in the days of Enoch, some perhaps in the days of Peleg, some with the ten tribes, and some at the crucifixion of the Messiah. These all must be restored again at the "times of restitution of all things." This will restore the ten tribes of Israel; and also bring again Zion, even Enoch's city. It will bring back the tree of life which is in the midst of the paradise of God; that you and I may partake of it. When these fragments, (some of which are vastly larger than the present earth) are brought back and joined to this earth, it will cause a convulsion of all nature; the graves of the Saints will be opened, and rise from the dead; while the mountains will flow down, the vallies rise, the sea retire to its own place, the islands and continents will be removed, and earth be rolled together as a scroll. The earth will be many times larger than it is now. "If I have told you of earthly things and ye believe not; what would you think if you were to be told of heavenly things?" – Parley P. Pratt, Millennial star, Vol. 1:258, February 1841
TEN TRIBES RETURN TEN TRIBES RETURN TO THE EARTH… AND MAKE THEIR WAY TO NEW JERUSALEM From the “North Countries” down the Pacific Ocean (Great Deep) from California, across Nevada, to Utah (Ephraim), Rocky Mountains, then to Zion (Ephraim). D & C 133:26-33
WHEN??? No one knows for sure… but the sequence of events appears to be: (Roger’s Guesses… )
ZION NEW JERUSALEM Established--- Now 2011-2012? In the Spring? Approx 1 yrApprox 1 3 mo ? www.Rogerkyoung.netwww.Rogerkyoung.net (see blog for updates) ? ? ? ? ? Earthquakes Dollar collapse, Borders gone Christian persecution Increasing inflation to hyperinflation, loss of rights, martial law, violence, anti-gov riots, food shortages Armageddon war Deflation moving to Inflation
ZION-NEW JERUSALEM Economic Collapse Russians Defeated... go home 10 TRIBES return Utah- (near) ZION N s Utah Earthquake+Flood= Garden of Eden Utah Earthquake ? Great World Earthquake Great Hail Armageddon War ? Detailed Sequence of Events, part 1 Chaos/mobs Plagues/famine Total Collapse US Earthquakes Refuges ? flee Return-rebuild Survivors flee to Utah Righteous come to Zion Flee wars-- Phase 4Phase 3Phase 5 Attack/invasion Of North America, Europe, others 13 month war
3+ great earthquakes Increasing in Strength each time Each followed by Water devastation/Floods 1.Great Utah Earthquake 2.Great U.S. Earthquake (s) 3.Great Global Earthquake
1- Utah/Idaho/Nevada 2- West Coast & Arizona 3-East & SouthEast Coast 4- Mississippi & Missouri River system (midwest) 5- Colorado GRI GREAT TOPOLOGICAL Changes to North America
"Joseph also said that when the city of Enoch fled and was translated, it was where the Gulf of Mexico now is; it left that gulf a body of water." Wilford Woodruff, Journal of Wilford Woodruff, Dec 16, 1877, p. 172, Pioneer Press
CITY OF ZION, DURING MILLENNIUM CITY OF ENOCH 1500 miles