Category Archives: Spirituality

What Will It Take To Save America?

What will it take to save America? If this nation goes down, there also goes liberty for the world.

Jonathan Cahn, wrote The Harbinger, a book about 9/11, which opened up to the world the great significance of many last day prophecies being fulfilled right before our eyes.  We presently are on the brink of disaster.

What Can Be Done?

Cahn, and other spiritual leaders have called, all who will, to turn to prayer for the greatest nation in history. There will be ten days of prayer and repentance that coincide with the Biblical Feast of Trumpet and ending with the Day of Atonement (September 18th to September 28th.)

The Return

The Return is a  joint national and global day of prayer and repentance that will be held on Saturday, the 26th of September 2020. They are asking as many as can to gather on the Washington D.C. Mall for this day of prayer – believing this is our last opportunity for this nation to receive the promise in the scriptures.  Those who can’t make it there can, of course, have their own day of prayer wherever they are.  The goal is to invoke the Lord’s blessing, if we do our part, which America critically needs:

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14

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Behold – I Will Make A New Covenant

We live in that exciting time when the Lord is bringing to full fruition His “new covenant” with those who will repent and come unto Him – with the promise that “I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.  And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.” (Jeremiah 31:31-24)  And will be the recipients of Eternal Life – the greatest of all the gifts of God.

The Great Gathering

As part of the great gathering from the four corners of the earth, the Lord is preparing the hearts of all who will to be part of the Bride to meet the Bridegroom – the “Pure in heart” ZION society.  As Hugh Nibley so aptly said, we cannot have one toe in Babylon and still be part of ZION.  A beautiful example of how the “pure in the heart” are being gathered is in the conversion of Afshin Javid.  He reports that about a thousand Iranians per week are coming to know the Lord in one way or another.  Are there similar stories in other countries in the quiet workings of the Lord?

In the total fairness of the Lord, He has promised that His gospel will go to everyone (Matt. 24:14; D&C 90:11) before the end [of wickedness, the end of worldliness] comes, and we move into His glorious millennial reign as King of kings and Lord of lords.

Our Mission Experience

When we served our mission in West Africa (Cote d’Ivoire) in 1997-99, there was one mission and one stake.  Now there are 14 stakes and three missions and a temple planned.  There is much to be done for the gospel to go to all people, but the Lord has big plans – including sending out 144,000 and no missionary training centers will be needed as they will have the gift of tongues.

A Message of Gladness

As the librettist, Charles Jennens gave the scriptural texts to George Frederick Handel for the composition of his world-famous “Messiah,” I gave scriptures to our oldest son, Sterling, who is a composer, and asked him if he would prepare a special number for our missionary farewell.  It came together in an inspiring way similar as it did for Handel.  Family and friends came together from five states to help us build our home in Fountain Green and to send us off on our mission.  It is a millennial text and inspired music, and I felt to share it in conjunction with this blog article:

A Message of Gladness

Righteousness will I send down from heaven|
Truth will I send forth out of the Earth;
To bear testimony of mine Only Begotten.
Looking forth for the time of my coming.
Moses 7:62

In my name shall they do many wonderful works;
In my name they shall cast out devils;
In my name shall they heal the sick;
Open the eyes of the blind; Unstop the ears of the deaf;
And the tongue of the dumb shall speak, and sing Hallelujah!
D&C 84:66-70

My law I will write in their hearts;
I’ll be their God, and they my people.
They shall all know me –
From the least of them, unto the greatest of them.
I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more.
Jer. 31:33-34

Praise the Lord, All-mighty!  Declare His doings among the people.
Call upon His name; make mention his name is exalted.
Sing unto the Lord; for He has done excellent things.
Cry and shout thou inhabitants of Zion;
For great is the Holy One of Israel, in the midst of thee, Alelujah!
Isaiah 12:2-6

The Lord hath brought Zion down from above;
The Lord hath brought Zion up from beneath;
A Message of gladness; rejoice all ye Earth!
I will trust and not be afraid;
I will trust in the Lord!
D&C 84:99-100; 128:19; Ps 85:11

Chorus:

Endowed from on high; Truth from the Earth;
Hope in our hearts; Faith in the Father;
Redeemed by His Son.
Endowed from on high; Truth from the Earth;
Hope in our hearts; Light of our lives;
Perfected in Him; Perfected in Jesus Christ, the Lord, Amen.|
Moroni 10:32;33

Our farewell was recorded, and our talks, including Wayne Winters, inspired musical selection, and the choir, I have placed on Google drive.  Our conducting friend, Al Stumpy, led the choir and Sterling was the piano accompanist.  We had a 35 voice choir – certainly not professional – but you can feel the spirit of the message.  Our grand-daughters, Jessika, Rachel, and Mary Owen, sang the Isaiah 12 section.  We listened to “The Message of Gladness” many times while we were on our mission, and it always lifted our hearts as we were doing the Lord’s work in bringing souls to Him; we had great success there.

Christ the Mediator of the New Covenant

The Apostle Paul explains the “new covenant” (Heb. 8:8, 13; 12:24), and it is good to read Hebrews chapters 8-13 to appreciate what Christ has offered in this new covenant.  As Jeremiah explains, the old covenant that He “Made with their fathers in the day that [He] took them… out of… Egypt, which covenant they brake…” (Jer. 31:32)

Christ as the great mediator brought about the infinite atonement, as an unparalleled manifestation of His love and Father’s love (John 3:16) for all of His children – extending mercy to all to partake of the new covenant.

This “new covenant” He is in the processing of renewing in a “marvelous work and a wonder” with the “house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:” (Jer. 31:31; Isa. 29:14 ; 3 Nephi 21:9). and it is happening in our day and time!

FIRST shall be LAST and the LAST shall be FIRST

In the scriptures, the Lord divides His children into two groups – Israel or Jews and Gentiles.  The first were given covenants to live and share the gospel.  As explained in the last blog article, Israel or the Jews were the FIRST, and the GENTILES were the last.  We are in that day in the grand chiasmus where the FIRST is becoming the LAST in the great gathering and as this “new covenant” is renewed and brought to full fruition.

As Paul taught: 1 Corinthians 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

And as Nephi shares: 2 Nephi 33:8 I have charity for the Jew – I say, Jew, because I mean them from whence I came.  9 I also have charity for the Gentiles.  But behold, for none of these can I hope except they shall be reconciled unto Christ, and enter into the narrow gate, and walk in the strait path which leads to life, and continue in the path until the end of the day of probation.

The Savior gives a clear sign when these things shall be: “For in that day, for my sake shall the Father work a work, which shall be a great and marvelous work among them…” (3 Nephi 21:9; I suggest you read the whole chapter to learn of the many exciting things that are about to transpire; chapters 20, 22, and 23 of  Third Nephi are replete as well.)  Here the Savior does a glorious Hebrew Midrash explaining several scriptures from the Bible incredibly relevant inthe end-time scenario.

In this regard, Avraham Gileadi, who is the world’s best scholar on the Book of Isaiah, gives a dynamic perspective:

As biblical history shows, even when his people in general apostatize and Jehovah hides his face or presence from them, certain ‘disciples’ remain loyal, as did the disciples or ‘sons of the prophets’ anciently (2 Kings 2:3–7; 4:38; 6:1). At such times, Jehovah withdraws the testimony of his truth and the law of his covenant from among his people and preserves them among those individuals willing to live by them. The singular pronouns ‘I will wait’ and ‘I will expect’ highlight the idea that only loyal individuals endure through his people’s dark phase and thus experience his deliverance (Isaiah 8:16—18, 25:9; 30:18; 33:2). —From Apocalyptic Commentary of the Book of Isaiah by Avraham Gileadi Ph.D.

Enemies ‘ Undoing.

The enemies of God’s people won’t know what hit them when God overturns their ultimate goal to eliminate his people from the earth. When they reach the point that their hatred of the truth so obsesses them that they set out to destroy his people who espouse it, that is the point when God intervenes in their behalf and it is their enemies themselves who are eliminated. And as God acts solely within the parameters of the covenants he makes with his people, individuals, it is according to the protection clause of his covenants that he turns the tables on their enemies.

…Because all covenants God makes have both blessings and curses attached, on the other hand, when his people transgress his commandments the curses go into effect and they suffer their ill effects.

…Hence the importance of maintaining individual loyalty to God under the weight of increasing evils and opposition even from within our own ranks should that be the case. Knowing that the outcome of persevering with God will be the blessing of his protection and the demise of his enemies, we can decide beforehand to remain faithful to him and with his help to rise above the evil. In an endtime context, God lets evil runs its course so he can empower us over it as we center our lives in Christ. The terms of the Davidic Covenant provide his assurance to us of his divine protection.

As the Apostle, Paul proclaims let “Christ be formed in you” (Gal. 4:19) and be part of the Bride to meet the Bridegroom.  As explained in the previous blog article,  the Kingdom of the Devil has tons of enticements.  We Know with certainty that the Lord is coming, and He will bring into full fruition the renewal of this exciting “new covenant” He has made with the faithful.  Let us get totally out of Babylon, which will fall, and not be any part of it.  The greatest opportunity of our existence is to ONE with Him who knows the end from the beginning and prepare ourselves for this glorious ZION and ideal society.  IT IS COMING!

For additional information, Dr. Avraham Gileadi’s web site, Isaiah institute, has several books and many major insights.

On 10 February 2020, Rod Meldrum and I did a fireside in Fountain Green on God’s timing.  My slides for my talk are available as a PDF at this link and goes into great detail on where we are in God’s TIME.

David W Allan

Kingdom of Christ and Kingdom of the Devil — the Differences

We live in one of the most exciting times in the history of this earth. How blessed we are to live now, and we were each chosen to be here at this time, playing a role.  Indeed, we are at a significant crossroads.  The future will be very different as we will see even more monumental events unfold.

Some of the massive changes to come in the future will be the continents will become one continent again. Our earth will no longer be in our solar system, and we will have a new heaven and a new earth.  At that time, Christ will be the light, replacing the sun.  We now orbit the sun every sidereal year in an elliptical orbit coming closest to the sun in January. At a spin axis tilted 23 ½ degrees, the heavens give us our Divine designed seasons for this mortal sphere and provide heating and cooling for all life.

The First Shall be Last and the Last Shall be First

This grand chiasmus the Savior shared in Matthew 19:30 and 20:16 is explained in detail in an article on AllansTIME.com web site entitled, “Who is Israel.”  In summary the FIRST is Israel, and the LAST is the Gentiles.  Jesus taught that the kingdom of God would be taken from the House of Israel “and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.”  In other words, the FIRST (Israel) had rejected the Christ, and the New Testament tells the story of how it was given to the LAST (the Gentiles).

Then the Gentiles rejected the fullness of the gospel as the world moved into the dark ages, and so the Lord restored the fullness of the Gospel, as the LAST became the FIRST, as  the United States — considered a gentile nation and a promised land — was the the recipient of this great blessing in 1830, a blessed land where the fullness of the gospel was restored.  Joseph Smith taught that America is identified with the gentiles. (D&C 109:60)

Characteristics of the Gentile Era

As latter-day revelation makes clear, “the times” of the Gentiles refers to the time when the fullness of the gospel will come among them (D&C 45:24-28).

  1. Revolutionary War and Civil War break ties of bondage for America.
  2. Land of Liberty brought forth by the Lord with inspired founding documents.
  3. Established a Bible-based ethnic culture in America.
  4. Joseph Smith sees the Father and the Son in Grand Epiphany in 1820 to begin the process of restoration.
  5. The gospel’s fullness restored with Holy Scriptures that support the Bible: The Book of Mormon, Doctrine, and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price.
  6. Aaronic and Melchizedek Priesthoods restored along with gospel ordinances and the same covenant organization as Christ’s Church in the meridian of time.
  7. Ancient prophets restore keys for turning the hearts of the fathers to their children and the children to their fathers and the preparation for the “restitution of all things,” spoken of by the Apostle Peter. (Acts 3:19-21)  The gathering of Israel from the “four-corners” of the earth is in full motion.

Along with the blessings of the Gentile Era, there comes a warning:

When the resurrected Jesus came among the Book of Mormon people here in America, He prophesied, “when the Gentiles shall sin against my gospel, and shall reject the fulness of my gospel… ” then He lists their sins, which now describes America turning their back on the Lord, then He states, “I will bring the fulness of my gospel from among them.”  We are at that day when the FIRST is becoming the LAST as the gospel goes to scattered Israel gathering them from the four-corners of the earth.

But then in His infinite mercy he promises, “if the Gentiles will repent and return unto me, saith the Father, behold they shall be numbered among my people, O house of Israel.” (3 Nephi 16:13)  Only righteous individuals will be able to enjoy the Israel era.

Characteristics of Israel era:

  1. Righteous put on the “whole armor” to protect from the sins of Babylonian encroachment. (Eph. 6:11-18; D&C 27:15-18)
  2. Re-enthrone Liberty and the founding documents’ values in preparation for the ideal (pure in heart) Zion society.
  3. Establish a Zion society based on the pure love of Christ — Bride to meet the Bridegroom.
  4. Jeremiah (31:31-34) comes into fulfillment: we will all know Him (Second Comforter).
  5. New scriptures brought forth: Brass Plates; sealed portion (Isa. 29:11); records from the gathered Tribes of Israel.
  6. Cleansed and purified Church with priesthood practiced as anciently by Enoch.
  7. The full purpose of the temple appreciated; enjoy His Presence and angelic communication.

We Are At A Crossroads – What Will You Choose?

Differences to know between the Devil versus Jesus

All evil influence                                 vs.  All influence for good

Beelzebub, Lucifer, Fallen angel  vs.  Messiah, Jeshua, Savior, Redeemer

Destroyer and contentious             vs.  Creator and peacemaker

Father of lies                                          vs. Father of Truth

Hates                                                         vs.  Loves

Encourages  resentments                 vs.  Fosters forgiveness and mercy

Biggest narcissist ever                        vs.  Filled with love provided infinite atonement

Envious of us having a body             vs. Provides glorious resurrection for all except perdition

Influenced 1/3  the hosts of heaven vs. Promoted Father’s perfect plan based on free choice

Who are now angels to the devil      vs. Opened the door to heaven & celestial realms.

Makes the state control citizens     vs. Individual sovereignty and free choice are paramount

Influences our minds to do evil       vs. Gave us our conscious to choose goodness if we will

Flatters and promotes pride & ego vs. Humble, selflessly serving in pure love, meek

Promotes atheism and agnosticism vs.  First and Second great commandments: love God

Teaches that the Bible is a myth         vs. With all your heart, might, mind, strength, And love                                                                                    your neighbor as yourself

Sex without marriage                             vs. Marriage is an eternal-loving, fundamental institution

Poor listener                                                vs. Listens with love – moving toward truth and light

Promotes: “Do your own thing.”         vs. Seeks to do always the will of the Father

Promotes slavery                                       vs. “…the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32)

Confusion and lack of clarity  vs.    Brings clarity and opens your mind to truth and light

Doubt, fear, anxiety, and depression vs. Faith, hope, and valiancy in the testimony of Jesus

“Men’s hearts failing them for fear.”   vs. “Perfect love casteth out all fear” (1 John 4:18)

Brings abomination and desolation   vs. Brings about the perfect society based on love

Will fall with Babylon the great              vs. Will bring about a glorious millennial epoch

Will be cast into outer darkness             vs.  Christ will present His Kingdom to the Father

And all those who follow Satan              vs,  All will be judged perfectly according to their                                                                                                faith and works — bringing about the greatest                                                                                              amount of happiness deserved.

Isaiah 55:8-9 “My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.”

Human kind are evolved creatures   vs. We are children of God from Adam and Eve

Power, gain, and control                        vs. We are all created equal

Pride and ego motivated                        vs. Humble followers of Christ

Competition and winning                      vs.  Cooperation and complementing

Money motivated                                       vs.  Souls are the most important

Hate, envy, resentment                           vs.  Love, empathy, and forgiveness

Limit children and abortion     vs.  Happy is the husband and wife with children (Ps. 127:4-5)

Bondage                                                         vs. Liberty

Pleasures and lusts of the flesh            vs. Joy and useful-loving service

Follow Satan                                                 vs.  Follow Christ

Currently Satan’s Major Destractions and Destructive Tactics:

  • Impeachment of President Trump
  • COVID-19 and then COVID-20 being worse than the first
  • “Black lives matter” to humiliate and destroy what made America the greatest nation in history
  • 5G Communication system; a silent and slow killer.
  • Pushing the socialist-communist agenda through schools, media, corporations, and government
  • New World Order led by the Elites
  • The state is the ruling body, and there are too many people (depopulation strategies)

Christ’s Total Victory in Progress:

The scriptures are replete with the signs of His coming; too many to enumerate here.  We live in the “great and dreadful day of the Lord.” Great for the righteous and dreadful for the wicked.  We live during that great day when the LAST is gathering the FIRST,  the great gathering of Israel.  Another definition for Israel is all those who put their trust in the Lord and treasure up his word with the promise that they “shall not be deceived.” (JS-M 37) When we take upon us the name of Jesus Christ, we become a part of His covenant family.  We learn in the temple that Israel is another name for Christ.

We have His promise that wherever we are, He will gather us “as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings.”  “Listen to the voice of Jesus Christ, your Redeemer, the Great I Am, whose arm of mercy hath atoned for your sins; Who will gather his people even as a hen gathered her chickens under her wings, even as many as will hearken to my voice and humble themselves before me, and call upon me in mighty prayer.”

We know Jesus Christ’s second coming is imminent.  The signs in the heavens are increasing, and encouraging those with “eyes to see and ears to hear” to help build and gather ideal Zion societies. These are “the end times” because moral wickedness will end– and righteousness will rule in the hearts of men, with Jesus Christ, the Messiah, as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Our connection to Jesus Christ will bind the Devil, and the Lord will destroy Babylon, the Devil’s kingdom on earth. The Lord will restore the earth to her paradisiacal glory.

Some favorite scriptures telling of the end-times are Matt. 24; JS-Matthew; The Book of Daniel and specifically 2:44-45; Acts 3:19-23; Eph. 1:10; Rev. 14:7; the Book of Revelations; 1 Nephi 13:37; chapter 22; 2 Nephi 2:25-27; Mosiah 3:19-20; 3 Nephi chapters 20-23; Mormon chapters 8-9; Ether 13:1-10; Moroni 7 and 10; D&C sections 133 and 45.

For further guidance, listen to the following from Elder David Bednar, an Apostle of the Lord.  President Benson’s: Wake Up Call is a clear clarion statement of the problem.  The Prophet Moroni, some 400 years AD, saw clearly our day and warned us “to awake.”  Read specifically his call to repentance in Ether 8:23-26

If you know of someone who has lost faith, Joseph in Egypt and the Prophet Nephi both prophesied that the Book of Mormon would come forth validating the Bible.

The Lord defines “truth is knowledge of things as they are, and as they were, and as they are to come;” (D&C 93:24)

In the previous link, I show that the Adamic phrase “And it shall come to pass” occurs more than 200 times in our scriptures and ties to events around the restoration of the gospel in America for the world and events leading up to the Second Coming.

We pray that we will all choose the Kingdom of Christ and His promised glorious, joyful blessings.

David W Allan

P.S. This blog article is the combined efforts of David W. Allan and his daughter, Karie Allan Clingo with editing help from David’s wife, Edna, and from Kathy Griffiths.

 

Facing Crossroads in Times of Change


We are at a great crossroads, a point in life when important decisions are being made world-wide. What is being chosen? What is the foundation for making individual decisions? What is the basis for decisions made by leaders? Alas, the Lord has prophesied of “a great division.” (2 Nephi 30:10)  I believe we are there. We are fast approaching the ultimate consequences of a great division among humanity.

“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.” (Matt. 24:24)

Who are “They” who WILL deceive? 

  • “They” are the “elite,” who seek for power, gain, and control over the masses with pride in their hearts thinking they know better than everyone else.
  • “They” are religious leaders who point to themselves, and do not point their congregations to Christ first, leaders who no longer refer to God’s word for their source of inspiration — and teach instead the “philosophies… of men.” (Colossians 2:8)
  • “They” are educational institutions providing instruction contrary to the scriptures. Organic evolution is one of their tools that has led countless millions down the road to atheism.  Science is their god.
  • “They” are political leaders who have forgotten that the liberty America has enjoyed is based on Biblical ethics.
  • “They” are technocrats, who believe technology will save the world.
  • “They” are those who believe there is no God, and no devil, but they are willing to follow the anti-Christ when he comes, and he is coming soon, as part of this “crossroads.”

“They Shall Deceive The Very Elect,” But The Elect Need Not Be Deceived:

  • Those who are true followers of Christ, “chosen, of God, and precious.” (1 Peter 2:1-9)
  • “And whoso treasureth up my words, shall not be deceived. (JS Matthew 24:30)  Notice, this translation uses the word “shall,” which is a sure thing in the Lord’s arithmetic.
  • Christ is the “Word” (John 1:1), and His words only are the “Way,” “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Farther, but by me.” (John 14:6)  The early Christians called the Church, “The Way.”

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The Sacrament and the Resurrection

We ask the question, “Does the sacrament, and the scriptures describing its great importance, tie to the glorious resurrection of our Lord and Savior?”

All who know the scriptures know how important the sacrament is for turning our hearts to what Christ has done for us, is doing for us, and will do for us. Similarly, all who know the scriptures know that the resurrection is the best-documented miracle in the history of the earth, and it is the capstone to the seven steps of the infinite atonement  wherein Jesus brought to perfection Heavenly Father’s Plan of Happiness.

The Gospel of John

Last Sunday, as part of our home sacrament meeting worship service, we pursued that question.  We read chapters 6 and 7 and 17 in the gospel of John.

As Jesus prayed as recorded in John 17, that prayer was fulfilled in part with the people here in America as he visited them after His resurrection and introduced the sacrament to them.  He also shared the Sermon on the Mount  with also similar words, but with some significant differences (3 Nephi 12, 13, 14) as he did with the Hebrews in the Holy Land (Matt. 5-7).  They internalized his teachings and the sacred promises he gave with the sacrament and they became a pure-in-heart (Zion) people.  The description of how they were filled with His light in answer to His prayer in John 17 is beautifully shared in Chapter 19 of Third Nephi.
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Be Not Deceived

“Whosoever Treasureth Up My Word
Shall Not Be Deceived”

This promise in the title is repeated three times in scripture (JS Matthew 24:30; JS Mark 13:26; JS-M 37).  Satan is the great deceiver, and to be not deceived by him is of paramount importance in our path to eternal life.  This promise is ours as we “treasureth up my word, “ we shall not be deceived.  How important is that?  In further profoundness, Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life…” (John 14:6) And “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” (8:12)  The ancient church used to be called, “THE WAY!”

What is God’s Word?

When He says, “…my word…” what does He mean?  If we ask most people, “What is God’s word?” they would say, “It is the Bible!”  When we think about it, we come up with some interesting and very relevant questions as to what He may mean by, “my word.”
Certainly, we know God’s word is His word coming from His mouth; it is pure Truth, because He cannot speak otherwise. In fact, He doesn’t even need to speak; He can communicate mind to mind in purity.  Many prophets and prophetesses over the ages have had the privilege of hearing His word – pure and sweet.  How grateful we should be for His word coming from Him.  We should especially be grateful for truths that have been restored in this “Promised Land” of America complementing the Bible.
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COVID-19 – Turning Bad Into Good

The Covid-19 pandemic has gotten the world’s attention.  And I am here to give you HOPE!  In my experience, God is the Master of turning “bad” into good.  We all have bad things happen to us.  I have learned that life’s challenges can be great teachers, if we try to look at lessons learned from God’s perspective, as best we can.  After a heart attack requiring quadruple open-heart surgery, three strokes, two blood clots in my lungs, and several other challenges, I would not trade any of these experiences because of the lessons I learned and God’s healing powers along the way.  I know God is lovingly in the details of our lives.  I am happily still riding my mountain bike at age 83 with all the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual benefits.  Chapter 2 of my book explains why bad things happen.

The Master Physicist

I have learned that the Lord is also the Master physicist, and it has been my privilege over my career path “standing on the shoulders of giants” in my field of expertise of precise timing and with wonderful Divine assistance to help in the development of the nation’s and the world’s official atomic clock timing systems  and to also help in the development of GPS .  I thank the Lord and humbly share the following — giving honor to Him who knows all things.  I have learned over time, that if I get stuck in a question or problem, and have done all I can to solve it, I can get on my knees and pray to the Greatest Scientist of All—even our loving, wise, all-powerful and knowing, Heavenly Father. God. Anyone can.

Joseph Smith, Jr. lived in the early-1800s, and through him, the Lord restored the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ to bless all mankind.  In answer to young Joseph’s humble prayer as a 14-year old boy, Joseph had a grand epiphany in which our Heavenly Father and His Son appeared to him in a vision, thus commencing the “Marvelous work and a wonder” prophesied of by Isaiah (Isa. 29).  And now the world is the beneficiary of this “opening of the heavens”. As a scientist, I find it interesting that the ancient prophet Enoch prophesied the actual date of this vision. He lived more than 4,000 years before Joseph’s heavenly vision, where Joseph learned about the true nature of our Heavenly Father, and Jesus Christ, His son—as two distinct Beings. 

Miraculously Joseph translated from ancient records the Book of Mormon into English to be a second witness with the Bible that Jesus is the Christ.  Now the Book of Mormon is in 110 languages and going across the globe telling of the resurrected Christ’s visit to America – totally authenticating the Bible story of His glorious resurrection. His resurrection is the best-documented miracle in history, which is part of His infinite atonement.

Lessons Learned From The Pandemic

What lessons have you learned from the pandemic?  We trust in the Lord regardless of life’s challenges – knowing that glorious days are ahead, despite the secular world turning from God and believing that science –rather than God– can save them.  I believe we can know of the future by reading and listening to His word in the Holy Scriptures, including the Book of Mormon, with much more clarity than we can learn from the media!  We can know that this pandemic is a temporary thing!

I also know that God loves you. He is your Heavenly Father and mine.  He knows our pains and struggles and trials.  God created  our first parents in His image as described in Genesis 1:27-28. I know personally that He hears and answers prayers; He has so promised (Matthew 7:7-8) and His promises are sure.  He answers every sincere prayer, but it will be in His time and in His way because He knows what is best for us –and has an eternal perspective.  He taught us a pattern of prayer in the Lord’s Prayer found in Matthew 6:5-13, in the Holy Bible.

To me, one of the most exciting dimensions of the Lord’s prayer is that God is asking us to pray that His Kingdom will come on earth “as it is in heaven”, and now, we live in the days when that is going to happen! In the middle of the bad, comes the good.  He intends that a ZION society (a pure in heart people) will come out of the hard times and those that choose to live right, will be included— it will be glorious! All that dwell“in Zion” will be motivated by the pure love of Christ.  Civilizations throughout history have achieved this state of happiness, Enoch’s City was one of them–they followed a formula to get to that state of happiness.  And the most exciting thing is that we can be part of it, as we truly come to Jesus Christ, the Messiah, who is the King of Heaven and Earth (Matthew 11:28-30; John 14:6). 

The scriptures tell of the “great and dreadful day of the Lord”.  It will be a GREAT day for the righteous, who repent of all their sins and come unto Him – out of the world and away from its wickedness — and a dreadful day for the “wicked”; they who have turned their back on their own Redeemer, Jesus Christ—and God that sent Him to raise us from the dead back to our heavenly home. We get to choose.  Now we have our millennial’s, many of whom are good people doing good things, but see the inconsistencies and hypocrisy in current Christianity and become non-believers.  God knows our hearts and His mercy extends to all who are striving to do good.

Who Can You Trust?

Now concerning the Covid-19 pandemic, based on my research of several who are now involved with “guiding the public”, I’ve discovered that some of them have less than honest objectives that simply do not promote health, well-being, and liberty–as given to us by God–and as stated in our inspired USA Declaration of Independence and Constitution.  And they have no problem trampling on our God-given liberty. 

And on the other hand, many are coming forward with sound scientific data—only to be silenced by the “elites”.  As I have studied their life’s work and scientific data, the second group, have an honest concern and care for our health.  This health crisis has turned into a kind of battle where controlling people, is more important than actual sound scientific health data. Regardless of what these “elites” say, GOD designed all mankind to be sovereign, as individuals. Not under some oppressive government (2 Nephi 2:25-27).  I also hold to the belief that  free choice—the ability to act and not be acted upon—is fundamental to our Heavenly Father’s perfect plan of happiness.

I HOPE and PRAY that in these “last days” –before the coming of the Son of God –that each of you will come to know the Father and the Son,  which is eternal life and a fullness of joy with God and our loved ones (John 17:3).   What can be better than that?  I also believe that God is the same, yesterday, today, and forever. And just like the children of Israel at the time of Moses –where he rescued them from bondage and a tyrannical government, God can literally “put a shield around us, as He did them”—as we pray to Him in faith—and that with His power, will protect us against all the “fiery darts of the adversary.” (Ephesians 6:16)  

To me, the” signs of the times” are evident, and God is hastening His Great work.  Are there huge challenges ahead?  YES!  But each challenge will add to our character and we will be offered the opportunity to join the Noble Ones as we strive to ever draw closer to Him. The faithful followers of Jesus Christ will grow in amazing dimensions of light and truth, where what we ask, will be given! And those that follow the Son of God will become His People. Healthy, liberated, and happy — becoming one with the Father and the Son, as Jesus prayed in His last prayer recorded in John 17! 

I know in whom we can trust and there I find peace, love, and joy in spite of life’s storms.

David W. Allan

P.S.  Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D., is a senior research scientist at MIT. She testified before a congressional hearing regarding the dangers of glyphosate.  She believes glyphosate and COVID-19 may be connected.  She just wrote a fascinating research paper on this extremely important topic In it, she asks the loaded question:

Why no COVID-19 in Bhutan?
Bhutan is a landlocked country in the eastern Himalayas, bordered by Tibet and India. The population of Bhutan is a little over 807,000 people.

As of this writing in early April 2020, only four cases of COVID-19 have been reported for Bhutan, two of whom were visiting foreigners. Bhutan has embraced the ambitious goal of becoming the world’s first 100% organic nation. Is it possible that there is so little COVID-19 because Bhutan’s people aren’t being over-exposed to glyphosate?

If you have the theory that COVID-19 is contagious to everyone, then if the people of Bhutan were exposed and didn’t get the disease, you have proven the theory false.  It seems probable that having a strong immunity system is extremely important.  We can imagine a world free of toxins and eating healthy organic foods in loving relationships with Christ-centered motivations; it is called ZION and there will be no disease and the Lord “will wipe away all tears” (Revelations 7:17; 21:4)!  The Lord has promised that for the faithful.  It is exciting to know that it is coming and soon! 

Handel’s MESSIAH Off the Charts!

And were Angels Present?

When George Frideric Handle composed his now world famous oratorio in 1741, I wonder if he had any idea it would become the most performed and popular piece of music ever.  As an example, recently 2000 voices from around the world joined the Tabernacle Choir on Temple Square to sing the famous Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah.  Handel’s first performance had an electrifying effect on the audience when it was performed most appropriately on Easter Sunday the following year in Dublin, Ireland.  Amazingly, the text prepared by Charles Jennens if studied is also preparing us for the Lord’s Second Coming.

A Profound Experience

On Good Friday this year (10 Apr.’20), the Tabernacle Choir on Temple Square released their performance of Handel’s Messiah, recorded in 2018.  Last Sunday, as part of my Easter worship, thinking about the glorious resurrection of our Lord, I listened to this performance.  I was deeply touched, mind, body, and spirit with what I felt, heard, and witnessed.  I was in tears of gratitude to the depths of my soul for what our Savior has done for us, is doing, and will do as echoed in this most significant oratorio ever composed.

The Spirit whispers to us what is true and of God.  The witness I received of the Divine nature of this oratorio and the message it shares with the world was one of the most profound I have ever received.  THANK YOU, LORD!  HE IS COMING as echoed in this magnificent oratorio!

Angelic Assistance

I believe the Lord and His angels were with Handel as he wrote this most inspired oratorio, as he himself said, “I did think I did see all heaven before me, and the great God himself.”  Angelic assistance is there for all of us as we ask, seek, and knock (Matt. 7:7-8; 2 Nephi 32:2-3), as it was with me last Sunday.  Afshin Javid, a Muslim from Iran, was converted to Christ, and shared stories from the Bible with his fellow Iranians without having a Bible – undoubtedly enlightened by the Lord’s angels.

In a blog article https://itsabouttimebook.com/remarkable-angel-assistance-stories/, I share the remarkable story of Srinivasa Ramanujan (Ra-ma-nu’-dzen) from Madras, India.  Ramanujan was a deeply religious Hindu who credited his world-renown mathematical capacities to divinity – revealed to him by a family goddess [angelic assistance].  “An equation for me has no meaning,” he once said, “unless it expresses a thought of God.”

I believe the Lord and His angels inspired me to write my book www.ItsAboutTimeBook.com, which shares with the world many instances in my life of angelic assistance.  In my career path, I have said, “I have been privileged to stand on the shoulders of giants,” but most importantly I believe the Lord has given me great angelic assistance because of my desire to share His glorious gospel message, to help bring people to Christ, to harmonize true science and true religion, to combat the satanic encroachment on Christianity, and help the Father in bringing about the work of the covenants in preparation for the Glorious return of His Beloved Son.

I believe there was major angelic assistance as the Tabernacle Choir pulled together and shared this — close to perfection — performance of this most important oratorio to help us know the Lord.  I believe further that you, my reader, and all who listen, as I did last Sunday, will have angelic assistance to help you and them appreciate the great importance of the message shared in these inspired musical phrasings and in these inspired lyrics.

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Most Important Celebration – Easter

The Glorious Resurrection of our Lord

Most don’t realize that the Lord’s glorious resurrection is the capstone to His infinite atonement, and when it occurred 2000 years ago the early saints were beyond rejoicing as they witnessed the risen Lord.  For Christ to go from infinite suffering to infinite glory in those three days changed their lives and the world forever.  The early Christians could not contain their joy knowing, “He is risen!” – as proclaimed in their lives, as they lived and shared this most astounding message of hope.  Because of the paramount importance of the infinite atonement, I believe Easter should be our most important celebration and with great rejoicing.

The gospel is not only the “good news;” it is the BEST NEWS, because everyone will be resurrected, and if we live the gospel we have the hope of a fullness of joy in the life to come.  Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” has touched millions of lives with this message: “HALLELUJAH!…For now is Christ risen from the dead… Since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.  For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive…  Death is swallowed up in victory…  Worthy is the Lamb.”

The growth of the early Christian Church – known as “The Way” (John 14:6) – was spectacular with this testimony of the risen Lord deep in their hearts and in spite of terrible persecutions.  Mary Magdalene, who first saw the risen Lord, brought hundreds into the fold of God.  Most modern Christians have lost the valiancy of the early saints, who saw the risen Lord or personally knew those who had seen Him.
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Two Hearts and Two Minds

Chauncy C Riddle Today’s article is a guest post by my friend, Chauncey C. Riddle.  He taught at BYU for 40 years, serving as a Professor of Philosophy, Chairman of the Department of Graduate Studies in Religious Instruction, Dean of the Graduate School, and Assistant Academic Vice President.  He has written articles for the Ensign, This People, FARMS, and Sunstone, just to name a few.

I was so impressed with the article below, HEART & MIND, by Chauncey Riddle that I asked his permission to share it.  He explains the importance of our two hearts and two minds.

I find it fascinating that scientists have shown that the mind is both inside and outside the body, which I believe is the spirit mind to which Chauncey refers. Our spirit-brain has a direct umbilical-cord connection to God with no speed-of-light delay.  The line is open 24/7, and He always hears every sincere prayer. The existence of diallel-field-lines that makes this communication possible,

Heart and Mind
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