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The Rock of Stumbling

27 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved:

28 For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.

29 And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha.

(Romans 9:27-29)

Romans starts with Isaias also crieth concerning Israel. Because Israel has a number equal to the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved. In terms of the restoration, what would this mean? Is Israel flocking to the LDS Church to be saved? It cannot be because there is no righteousness in terms of economic autonomy in each stake that would equal the Order of Enoch for each stake. Everything has become centrally controlled. The dead make covenants and these covenants are sealed by the priesthood. The dead do not practice local autonomy only because we cannot see the works of the Lord until after we die. Perhaps a local autonomy is different in spirit. We do not know. I cannot see spirits just sitting and waiting. They must learn if a covenant is made for them. The more difficult concept is he will finish the work and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth. The short work was the confirmation of the covenant through Joseph Smith. No LDS leader will agree with this interpretation because they do not understand prophecy. After all, prophecy is assumed to be literal and not allegorical.

27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

(Daniel 9:27)

Now the LDS leadership probably will not accept the above because of the overspreading of abominations. If not, when did the Lord confirm his covenant? Daniel said the Lord gave seventy weeks to bring in everlasting righteousness. This could not start under the Law. It had to start with Jesus Christ and the 62nd week of the Seventy-week prophecy would be the restoration through Joseph Smith or confirmation of the covenant. Why cannot the LDS Church see this? The Lord still left us a seed, otherwise, we would be as Sodom and Gomorrah. We should ask, why did the Lord leave the Jews including the Lamanites under the Law of Moses and tradition without knowing of the restoration?

30 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith.

31 But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness.

32 Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumbling stone;

33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and rock of offense: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

(Romans 9:30-33)

Did not all Christians as Gentiles which followed not after righteousness, hath attained to the law of righteousness, which is of faith. Did Paul see the state of Christianity believing in a changed law of faith, but not the law of righteousness? There is a difference, otherwise, we would not understand the lessor works of Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, but did not attain to the law of righteousness, which we should understand as the Order of Enoch. Paul seems to hide the message. Faith in Christianity has changed to thinking of it as righteousness. Righteousness requires action. The “th” in faith means action, but who knows this. Faith has become a belief system without action. Can we see the message of Paul? It is not easy to see that the Gentiles are different from Israel, which lived the lessor law. The Gentiles have coined their tradition of Christianity by changing the meaning of faith. The Law of righteousness is not the covenant we make to Jesus Christ. If we think so then we stumble at the stumbling stone. Even in the restoration, the abomination in Zion became the stumbling stone and the rock of offense. The LDS shall not be ashamed because they know not of the abomination foretold during the midst of the confirmation of the covenant. To link Romans, to early Christianity as well as the restoration will not be accepted by the typical LDS member because they cannot see the stumbling block came in 1844 when the 10 remaining apostles changed the law of tithe from interest to income. Interest is the bottom line of a balance sheet as net worthwhile income is the bottom line of an income statement. An income tithe grinds the faces of the poor and allows the rich to gain wealth without paying a tithe on it. We will suffer this abomination until the consummation as Daniel said in chapter 9:27. The consummation is in the 69th week when the wall of the New Jerusalem will go up again. This would agree with the last revelation to Brigham Young when the Lord said, Zion will be redeemed in my own due time. This will come in the 69th week. The Church was driven into the wilderness for 1260 days or seven weeks with each week being a half time of thirty years. All you have to do is divide the time of Joseph Smith by 62 from the time of Christ and you get about 30 years per week. If the abomination was in 1844 in the midst of the confirmation of the covenant, it would be 7 weeks of thirty years each in the wilderness until the redemption of Zion. This leaves us about 30 years. I said only thirty years in my testimony and my bishop reprimanded me because LDS tradition implies that all is well in Zion.

Then comes the voice of Lord to Joseph Smith that He might cut His season short:

11 For thus saith the Lord, I will cut my work short in righteousness, for the days come that I will send forth judgment unto victory.

12 And let my servant Lyman Wight beware, for Satan desireth to sift him as chaff.

13 And behold, he that is faithful shall be made ruler over many things.

14 And again, I will give unto you a pattern in all things, that ye may not be deceived; for Satan is abroad in the land, and he goeth forth deceiving the nations.

(Doctrine and Covenants 52:11-14)

The Lord again uses the words of Paul: I will cut my work short in righteousness. The early LDS had the covenant, but they did not keep it. This is why the Lord said:

17 Go thy way and do as I have told you, and fear not thine enemies; for they shall not have power to stop my work.

18 Zion shall be redeemed in mine own due time.

(Doctrine and Covenants 136:17-18)

The work of the Lord is the redemption of Zion. Does anyone know why the Lord said, Zion, shall be redeemed in mine own due time? This was about three years after the 10 remaining apostles changed the Law of Tithing. This is the beginning of the woman or church that was driven into the wilderness. In the same and last revelation, the Lord said, So no more at present. Amen and Amen. We have not had any direct revelation since:

42 Be diligent in keeping all my commandments, lest judgments come upon you, and your faith fail you, and your enemies’ triumph over you. So, no more at present. Amen and Amen.

(Doctrine and Covenants 136:42)

Faith failed the LDS because they could not keep the Order of Enoch so Zion could be redeemed. The LDS Leaders or those that teach imply that revelation is continuous. No one wants to accept otherwise. How can this be if the LDS Church is in the wilderness and will be there for 1260 days? The LDS did not obtain righteousness and did not continue with the sure sign mentioned in the Law of Consecration. This was giving the Holy Spirit of Promise. In temple ordinances, we assume the priesthood has this power. If so, why did the Lord give the power to Hyrum Smith who was martyred with Joseph? This power was not passed on, but the priesthood to seal covenants was. The LDS tradition misappropriates the word seal. Our covenants are sealed, but not any person without living the Holy Order of the Son of God. We lie to ourselves.

6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon fought and his angels,

8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

(Revelation 12:6-9)

We live under the bonds of Satan without the continuous word of the Lord. We live by a change in the meaning of faith as every Christian seems to do the same. We also live the original Protestant law of tithing by income. This was invented from the Law of Moses and was used against the Roman Church that collected a property tithe. The property tithe was closer to the truth but became a burden to the rich because of a central treasury in Rome. The LDS Church copied the third kingdom of Christianity or as Daniel implied in allegory the third kingdom of Brass. It ruled the world because a tithe of income was adopted by countries as an income tax. This formed the method of governments. The LDS Church has the priesthood to seal covenants, but we do not keep the Covenant, which is the Law of Consecration. The current members making the covenant do not give up all their surplus when they come into a local Stake and then continue to pay a tithing of interest or Net Worth to maintain local autonomies. The Lord did not want His Church to form a central treasury:

7 And let that which belongs to this people be appointed unto this people.

8 And the money which is left unto this people-let there be an agent appointed unto this people, to take the money to provide food and raiment, according to the wants of this people.

9 And let every man deal honestly, and be alike among this people, and receive alike, that ye may be one, even as I have commanded you.

10 And let that which belongeth to this people not be taken and given unto that of another church.

11 Wherefore, if another church would receive money of this church, let them pay unto this church again according as they shall agree;

12 And this shall be done through the bishop or the agent, which shall be appointed by the voice of the church.

13 And again, let the bishop appoint a storehouse unto this church; and let all things both in money and in meat, which are more than is needful for the wants of this people, be kept in the hands of the bishop.

(Doctrine and Covenants 51:7-13)

The principle of individual stakes to be autonomous is manifest. This people would imply this stake and another church would specify a separate stake. How else can one interpret and let that which belongs to this people be appointed unto this people? The word stake was not used by the Lord until section 68:25. In the above many were moving from the east to Ohio and Bishop Partridge wanted to know how to manage the economics. This people referred to the people gathering to a place in Ohio. Others had gathered in Missouri. A central treasury defied the Lord's plan of autonomous stakes.

Church History Volume 7, page 251 gives the following change in the Lord's revelation on tithing:

...let every member proceed immediately to tithe himself or herself a tenth of all their property and money, and pay it into the hands of the twelve: or the hands of such bishops as having been, or shall be appointed by them to receive the same, for the building of the Temple, for the support of the priesthood according to the scriptures, and then let them continue to pay in a tenth of their income from that time forth.

A tenth of all their property was an interpretation of the tithe of interest as in Net Worth. The 10 remaining apostles, two months after Joseph was martyred, moved the property tithe to replace all one’s surplus. Then the new tithe of income replaced interest. This became much easier for the rich but ended up grinding the faces of the poor. It prevented the saints from becoming one. As prophetically said in the 62nd week of Daniel’s seventy-week prophecy, the abomination came. This abomination cut the Lord’s season short for a lack of righteousness. Righteousness was thwarted. The Lord delayed the redemption of Zion and ended his voice. We must ask, when will Zion be redeemed?

24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks (69th week): the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.

(Daniel 9:24-25)

Those that can understand, the seventy weeks pertain to the time allotted for Christianity and not under the Law. If you start the confirmation of the covenant before the restoration, the 62nd and 69th week make no sense at all because the 62nd week is the confirmation of the covenant or restoration. Thus the 69th week will be the redemption of Zion. If we apply the seven weeks between the 62nd and 69th weeks as the seven half times while the church is driven into the wilderness, then the redemption of Zion will come in about thirty years from 2020. This will be the deepest beginning of the Grand Solar Minimum. See Fig. 3:1.

Global warming is a misnomer. Climate Change comes from sunspot change that moves in cycles. By adding this to political upheaval and the control of secret combinations where they seek to destroy America by giving large sums of money to the Democratic Party that seeks Socialism and control, troublous times will be eminent. Perhaps this will cause a remnant to think more according to the word of the Lord and live as one in local autonomies. Socialism is Satanic control. So also, is a central treasury:

33 His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay.

34 Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay and break them to pieces.

35 Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.

(Daniel 2:33-35)

Following the leaders is not wisdom when they are rich, because they grind the faces of the poor and seek for wealth because of a false tithe. It is darkness without revelation. This is a version from the D&C:

…Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

2 The keys of the kingdom of God are committed unto man on the earth, and from thence shall the gospel roll forth unto the ends of the earth, as the stone which is cut out of the mountain without hands shall roll forth until it has filled the whole earth.

3 Yea, a voice crying-Prepare ye the way of the Lord, prepare ye the supper of the Lamb, make ready for the Bridegroom.

(Doctrine and Covenants 65:1-3)

We received the keys of the Kingdom with the priesthood, we can seal covenants, but we do not keep the covenant. How can we be saved if we no longer keep the Holy Order of the Son of God as given by the Lord? Will the Lord save us in our state of living the abomination of a false tithe? Can we be saved by faith alone as Romans implied? Without repentance or when the Law of Consecration must be kept, we cannot receive the sure sign of salvation. All missionary work is only teaching the doctrine of a corrupted meaning of faith. If we cannot become one economically in an autonomous Stake, we are not living in righteousness and we cannot receive the sure sign of salvation. The restoration was accomplished by revelation, but the redemption of Zion will come without hands. Much of what the Lord said in the D&C was postponed because his season was cut short for a lack of righteousness. Only in the 69th week will the word of the Lord continue as written.

And the stone that smote the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth. You cannot say this works with the current missionary program because we teach the wrong covenant coming from the abomination. The LDS do not realize the Lord cut his season short because the saints failed to live in righteousness. This righteousness was the Order of Enoch or Holy Order of the Son of God. Under the Law, righteousness was a lesser commandment. Christianity cannot see even though Paul tried to explain. Christianity wants magic without economic sacrifice. This is why the Gentiles failed twice, first after Christ and second after the restoration. Only the Remnant will see when the time comes in about thirty years. Are you a Gentile or of the Remnant? By making the covenant we become the remnant, but what will help us to see? The next article about the one mighty and strong should give us understanding.