Who Are The Gentiles? Message From An Ancient Prophet

Who are the Gentiles?

To the Jews, they are all who are not Jewish.  To the Mormons, they are all who are not Mormon outside of the Jews and the scattered tribes of Israel.  The term gentile is used to describe “outsiders”, or outside of the covenant.

Who are the covenant people cited in the scriptures? The covenant people are generally considered “The House of Israel”, those who came from the loins of Jacob and have been scattered.  However, the Prophet Joseph Smith states that there are many nations who are considered gentiles, including those who came to settle the United States, even though they may be from the House of Israel.  He also states the Mormons are identified with the Gentiles. D&C 109:60. Covenant people are  simply those who keep their covenants and trust in the Lord and not the arm of flesh (Psalms 118:8).

Unknown to the World, an Ancient Great Prophet has given a Massive Warning and message to the Mormons, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Gentiles, atheists, and to all those who have taken covenants.  His warning is also to all Christian believers as well.

This  “Ancient Prophet “tells us more of the end time and the great importance of coming to Christ than most any prophet, yet he is unknown to the world.

As well as their “Need to Repent and Come to Christ” before the Lord Gathers His People for the Second Coming is Paramount in this ancient prophet’s poignant message.

In this blog article, I share who this prophet is, many of his great prophecies, and the great significance of his message to the Jews,  Mormons, and all mankind.  It is a message of Christ,  in preparation for His Glorious Second Coming. It is especially important to those who have taken covenants of loyalty to Him.

The Message of an “Ancient Prophet”

  • Like Isaiah, this ancient-great prophet was slain for his bold testimony of Christ.  Implicit in his testimony is the question, “Are we valiant in our testimony of Christ?”
  • He lived after Moses and before Elijah, yet his prophecies are important to the New World and to the Old (Eastern as well as Western hemispheres).
  • While there were three hours of darkness when Christ was crucified, he prophesied of three days of darkness following Christ’s crucifixion as seen in other parts of the world as well, and one still finds this in the traditions of other cultures.
  • He prophesied that at Christ’s crucifixion, “The rocks of the earth must rend; and because of the groanings of the earth, many of the kings of the isles of the sea shall be wrought upon by the Spirit of God to exclaim: The God of nature suffers.”
  • He then told of Christ’s burial in a sepulcher.
  • He spoke of God’s great love for His covenant people, and yet they often reject Him.
  • He predicts a great gathering in our day.
  • He promises those who will, “Labor with [their] might with [Him] ye shall have joy…” for “this is the last time” before the Lord’s glorious coming.
  • He is quoted by Isaiah, Jesus, the Apostle Paul, and many others, yet his writings are not in the Bible.
  • Some of his writings were discovered in about 1906 in the Psuedo Philo by a Jewish Bible scholar and historian.
  • In Matthew chapters 19 and 21 Jesus shares the great chiastic phrase, “first shall be last; and the last shall be first,” and this prophet explains it in detail in the most significant allegory every written covering 5,000 years of earth’s history.
  • I explain the time-table of the Lord regarding this very important chiastic phrase in the talk I gave last April (2018) and in Chapter 23 of my book “It’s About Time.”
  • I am anxious to help the Lord in this great gathering.
  • America plays a major role in his prophecy, which is a Gentile nation and the birth-place of liberty; she is commissioned to take the gospel of Christ to the nations – to be an ensign.  She has been given so much, and his prophecies tell us how important for her inhabitants to turn back to the God of this land, who is Jesus Christ, to avoid the pruning that is coming.
  • This “Ancient Great Prophet” is also talking to the world of the importance of the day and time in which we live and is telling us now how important it is for us to repent and come to Christ in order to be part of the elect to be gathered into His fold, because
  • Too many of the Gentiles are turning against God, and the Lord is reaching out to His covenant people – those who will truly follow His Beloved Son.
  • Hence, we see the great importance of this “Ancient Great Prophet’s” prophecies for our day, as he discusses the above key issues in his incredible allegory.

We know the Lord is no respecter of persons and that He covenants with none save those who repent and believe in His Beloved Son.  In my book, I explain how many of us in a pre-mortal sphere made covenants with the Lord to help in bringing the gospel to Father-in-heaven’s children who don’t have it that they might partake of His infinite atonement.  In God’s infinite love, He reaches out continually to those who made such promises, but many of His children forget those promises made in pre-mortal time – getting caught up with the world.  In His long-suffering, He still reaches out.  If we will repent, and turn to Him then we can help others find the joy of the gospel.  As Paul promised the Galatians, “For ye are all one in Christ Jesus.  And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” (Galatians 3:28-29)

Where Can The Ancient Great Prophet’s Message be Found?

In 1820 Lord called Joseph Smith to restore the fullness of His gospel and in 1830 the Book of Mormon, a second witness of Jesus Christ, was published. It is the record of an ancient people. This record  was “hid up unto the Lord” until which time it came forth “out of the ground,” as prophesied by Isaiah to convince the Jew and Gentile that Jesus is the Christ, the Eternal God, manifesting himself unto all nations.  Like the Bible is God’s word written by prophets in the Eastern Hemisphere, the Book of Mormon is God’s word written by prophets in the Western Hemisphere.

Since the Bible was compiled, there are 16 occurrences in the Bible of other scriptures mentioned that are not in the Bible.  Now, we are fortunate and blessed to learn from these other scriptures, writings, traditions, and translations that throw further light on the Bible’s message of salvation.

This “Ancient Great Prophet” is named Zenos.  In the Book of Mormon, his incredible and the most significant allegory ever written is quoted around 500 BC by the prophet Jacob, a descendant of Joseph in Egypt.  Chapter 5 of Jacob’s book contains the 77 verses of Zenos’ amazing allegory describing 4,000 years and the next 1,000 years including the millennium. His message to us is such a blessing.

Then Jacob Goes On to Proclaim a Warning

And now, behold… the things which this prophet Zenos spake… must surely come to pass.  And the day that he shall set his hand again the second time to recover his people, is the day, yea, even the last time, that the servants of the Lord shall go forth in his power, to nourish and prune his vineyard; and after that the end soon cometh.  And how blessed are they who have labored diligently in his vineyard… And how merciful is our God unto us… Wherefore, my beloved brethren, I beseech of you in words of soberness that ye would repent, and come with full purpose of heart, and cleave unto God as he cleaveth unto you. And while his arm of mercy is extended towards you in the light of the day, harden not your hearts… Behold, will ye reject these words? Will ye reject the words of the prophets; and will ye reject all the words which have been spoken concerning Christ, after so many have spoken concerning him; and deny the good word of Christ, and the power of God, and the gift of the Holy Ghost, and quench the Holy Spirit, and make a mock of the great plan of redemption, which hath been laid for you?… O be wise; what can I say more?

Zenos explains the chiasmus that Jesus shares as well, we are at that day in the Lord’s time-table when the Gentiles are rejecting the gospel and the fullness thereof, and God is now remembering his covenant people, whom He will gather from the four-corners of the earth.  And as many of the Gentiles, who will repent, will now be numbered with the elect, and all who have desires may help in this greatest of all work in bringing souls to Christ.

The Responsibility of the People of This Nation

This ancient-great-prophet Zenos’ allegory is addressed to the world and is incredibly relevant now.  An intrinsic message of the Prophet Zenos is the great need for the inhabitants of the United States, which is the Promised Land told of in the Book of Mormon, to came “out of Babylon,” to repent and to come fully to Christ, and especially the Mormons, who have received the fullness of the gospel. (See 3 Nephi 16:10)

As a prophet of God, the Lord called Joseph Smith to restore the fullness of the gospel, as contained in the Book of Mormon and in 1830 organized the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS).

Since then the membership has grown exponentially up until about the year 2,000 when the slope on the growth rate turned down. Since I am affiliated with the Mormons, I know relevant data associated with their growth. The data shows  that many of the American Mormons are not keeping covenants,  sharing the gospel as they should nor truly being Christ centered, as too many of them are caught up with “Babylonian” activities.  More than half of the LDS are outside the USA, and at this time the LDS growth rate has turned up in many other countries other than the United States, as prophesied by Zenos, as the Lord gathers His  children who honor Him, keep their covenants and come to know their Redeemer.

Numbered Among Elect

Zenos further explains the chiasmus that Jesus shares, we are at that day in the Lord’s time-table when the Gentiles are rejecting the gospel and the fullness thereof.  Who can reject the fullness but those who have it?  Now God is remembering his covenant people, whom He will gather from the four-corners of the earth.  However,  as many of the Gentiles, who will repent, will be numbered with the elect, and all who have desires may help in this greatest of all work in bringing souls to Christ.

As Zenos prophecies, the pruning of the vineyard will come and His covenant people will be gathered in “one.”  He is giving us vital information about the day-and-time in which we live and the great importance of coming to Christ and helping others come to know Him as well.  He further states the exciting promise that “if ye labor with your might with me [with the Lord] ye shall have joy in the fruit… which [is] most precious unto him…”  There is no greater joy than the worth of a soul, and to be laboring with Christ in this greatest of all causes is so exciting.

David W. Allan