While the world is doing their space age activities with GEOs, MEOs, and LEOs, the Lord is doing a far greater space age program in preparation for this satellite called EARTH, to be celestialized.
The Earth’s Space Age Program
The GEOs are Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Satellites with an orbit period the same as the earth’s rotation period so that they appear at the same place in the sky over the equator. There are over 200 of them and they are mainly used for data transfer and telecommunications. They are at an altitude of about 6.7 earth radii.
The MEOs are Medium Earth Orbit and are mostly navigation satellites like GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, and BeiDou. Most of these satellites are at altitudes of about 4.2 earth radii, and are in orbits inclined to the ecliptic significantly.
For example, GPS has about 32 satellites in four orbital planes inclined 55 degrees to the ecliptic to provide good earth coverage, so that four or more satellites can be seen from anywhere on earth. It takes at least four satellites to obtain a solution for position and time. They orbit the earth about every 12 hours.
The LEOs are Low Earth Orbit and are mainly experimental satellites like the space station and orbit the earth about every 90 minutes. Their altitudes are only about 0.3 earth radii.
The Lord’s Space Age Program
The Lord’s space age program is much more exciting as it involves all of His children. He so loves the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son to provide a perfect atonement for all of us and for the Earth in a perfect plan of happiness in the midst of all our imperfections. When studied, it is the most awesome thing imaginable.
We are at that exciting time in preparation for the Second Coming of our Lord. At that juncture the Earth will move from its current solar system configuration to the Savior’s glorious millennial reign, when Jesus will be Lord of lords and King of kings. He will be our light, and the sun will no longer be needed.
Before that great day, there will be a “restitution of all things” (Acts 3:19-21), which includes the continents coming back together as they were before the days of Peleg (1 Chronicles 1:19). Enoch’s City will return and many other major changes will be made as Mother Earth is cleansed in preparation for the Lord’s reign. This includes the end of the world or the end of wickedness.
There is a promise replete in the scriptures, which I share here in its positive equivalent: “Those, who want to be with the Lord at His Coming, hearken to His voice.” (Acts 3:22-23; 1 Nephi 22:20) There will be a “new heaven and a new earth.”
We are at that juncture when those who have eyes to see, hearts to feel, and ears to hear, will know that it is worth every effort to be right with the Lord, and forsake all ‘Babylonian’ activities. ‘Babylon the Great’ shall fall and be destroyed as prophesied in Revelations 17 and 18. Be no part of her.
As this space ship called Earth continues on in its foreordained journey, at the end of the millennium, the Savior will present the kingdom to the Father, and the Earth will enter its celestial realm of glory. There will again be a new heaven and a new earth. Because of the infinite atonement, the Earth will enter a state of perfection, and all who enter in will also be perfected through Christ. (Moroni 10:32-33)
Indeed, the gospel is not only the “good news,” it is the BEST NEWS. Let us both live it and share it. There is no better space age program or happier path. It is sometimes called the ‘Plan of Salvation,’ or the ‘Plan of Happiness’. I call it the ‘Plan of Perfect Love’.
David W Allan