The watchman on the tower sees afar off to warn that the enemy is coming. Because of the scriptural insights, I believe the Lord has given me, which I discuss in Chapter 23 of my book, It’s About Time, helps us see where we are in the Lord’s timing of latter events, and who the enemy is, so we can hear the “sound of the trumpet” and be warned of the enemy’s intrigues.
Satan is so incredibly subtle, and he knows it is his last hour. My hope is to alert you, as we look at the days ahead – knowing who the enemy is and how we can best prepare – in the summary of Chapter 23 and many other things I have learned about where we are and what is coming.
We Have Been Warned By Spiritual Watchmen
Ezekiel was sent by the Lord to be a watchman on the tower for the House of Israel, (Ezekiel 33:1-7) as are other prophets generally. But, specifically for our day are the words of Isaiah. In the Book of Mormon, it says: “…in the days that the prophecies of Isaiah shall be fulfilled, men shall know of a surety, at the times when they shall come to pass. Wherefore, they are of worth unto the children of men…” (2 Nephi 25:7-8).
Similarly, the Lord has said, “And then shall my revelations [Book of Revelations] which I have caused to be written by my servant John be unfolded in the eyes of all the people.” (Ether 4:16) We are especially blessed to have the Book of Mormon where all the prophets knew this was to be the book for our day. Reading it is like reading the “Daily Newspaper,” but with clarity and much more accuracy.
Moroni saw our day very clearly, “I speak unto you as if ye were present, … But behold, Jesus Christ hath shown you unto me, and I know your doing.” (Mormon 8:35) Then, he goes on to describe the sins and pollutions of our day.
In the book of Ether, Moroni also describes in great detail our “awful situation”, describing the goals of secret combinations, which is to get power and gain for the purpose of overthrowing freedom. (Ether 8:18-26)