I just posted this in the thread about a reprieve, but thought it needed it's own thread.
What happens first in America when the Lord's wrath is started?
10 And thus commandeth the Father that I should say unto you: At that day when the Gentiles shall sin against my gospel, and shall reject the fulness of my gospel, and shall be lifted up in the pride of their hearts above all nations, and above all the people of the whole earth, and shall be filled with all manner of lyings, and of deceits, and of mischiefs, and all manner of hypocrisy, and murders, and priestcrafts, and whoredoms, and of secret abominations; and if they shall do all those things, and shall reject the fulness of my gospel, behold, saith the Father, I will bring the fulness of my gospel from among them.
I think we have met all the requirements. I am actually surprised the tribulation in America didn't get worse in the last 5 or so years, but if you look at 3Nephi 20:15-17 we learn "HOW" the tribulation starts:
15 And I say unto you, that if the Gentiles do not repent after the blessing which they shall receive, after they have scattered my people—
16 Then shall ye, who are a remnant of the house of Jacob, go forth among them; and ye shall be in the midst of them who shall be many; and ye shall be among them as a lion among the beasts of the forest, and as a young lion among the flocks of sheep, who, if he goeth through both treadeth down and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver.
17 Thy hand shall be lifted up upon thine adversaries, and all thine enemies shall be cut off.
It is the Remnant of Jacob!! What have we learned WHO they are? It is the Native Americans, South Americans, African-Americans and Arabs. (See Mike Stroud's podcast, "Remnant of Jacob".)
Yes, before the Jews were slaves in EGYPT, they intermarried. When the Jews were captured by the ASSYRIANS (ARABS, known as Syria today) they were made slaves and intermarried. When the Jews were scattered again by the BABYLONIANS (known as Iraq today). Lehi came from this area (Middle East, Jerusalem) and thus the genetics followed into North America. The Jaradites also brought this DNA to America.
Do we see an influx of these immigrants and refugees coming to this country? Has this influx in European countries caused problems for them? Enough to see great damage "as a lion among the beasts of the forest and a young lion among the flocks of sheep"?
Lastly, check out the prophesy Joseph Smith gave about the civil war:
4 And it shall come to pass, after many days, slaves shall rise up against their masters, who shall be marshaled and disciplined for war.
5 And it shall come to pass also that the remnants who are left of the land will marshal themselves, and shall become exceedingly angry, and shall vex the Gentiles with a sore vexation.
6 And thus, with the sword and by bloodshed the inhabitants of the earth shall mourn; and with famine, and plague, and earthquake, and the thunder of heaven, and the fierce and vivid lightning also, shall the inhabitants of the earth be made to feel the wrath, and indignation, and chastening hand of an Almighty God, until the consumption decreed hath made a full end of all nations;
After "many days" means the last days before the Lord's Second Coming!! Not a continuation of the 1st Civil War. Notice in v.5, "the remnants who are left of the land (in the last days) shall become exceedingly angry....is that happening today?
Then in v.6 with the sword and by bloodshed....until...a full end of all nations.
There you have it. Now you see where we are in the reprieve stage of the great winding up scenes.
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