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).
- Revolutionary War and Civil War break ties of bondage for America.
- Land of Liberty brought forth by the Lord with inspired founding documents.
- Established a Bible-based ethnic culture in America.
- Joseph Smith sees the Father and the Son in Grand Epiphany in 1820 to begin the process of restoration.
- 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.
- Aaronic and Melchizedek Priesthoods restored along with gospel ordinances and the same covenant organization as Christ’s Church in the meridian of time.
- 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:
- Righteous put on the “whole armor” to protect from the sins of Babylonian encroachment. (Eph. 6:11-18; D&C 27:15-18)
- Re-enthrone Liberty and the founding documents’ values in preparation for the ideal (pure in heart) Zion society.
- Establish a Zion society based on the pure love of Christ — Bride to meet the Bridegroom.
- Jeremiah (31:31-34) comes into fulfillment: we will all know Him (Second Comforter).
- New scriptures brought forth: Brass Plates; sealed portion (Isa. 29:11); records from the gathered Tribes of Israel.
- Cleansed and purified Church with priesthood practiced as anciently by Enoch.
- 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.