All things pertaining to the priesthood, i.e. gospel, covenants, blessings, promises etc… are once again in migration, it is moving from the Gentile to Jew, or in other words to the Remnant of the Jew, who is Jacob and Joseph of the House of Israel for the last time, and so we read:

“And the time cometh that he shall manifest himself unto all nations, both unto the Jews and also unto the Gentiles; and after he has manifested himself unto the Jews and also unto the Gentiles, then he shall manifest himself unto the Gentiles and also unto the Jews, and the last shall be first, and the first shall be last.”[1]

Periods of Priesthood: Jew, Gentile | Gentile, Jew


“But remember…. as the words have gone forth out of my mouth even so shall they be fulfilled, that the first shall be last, and that the last shall be first in all things whatsoever I have created by the word of my power, which is the power of my Spirit.”[2]

All that was left at the end of the gentile period was for a witness to come and to testify, signifying the end of the gentile period, “Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.”[3] Thus having been warned, this marks the beginning of a new and final period, before the coming of the Lord. This witness would be one that the Lord called by His own voice,[4] which He had chosen and ordained to this purpose, to declare His words[5] according to the holy order by which he himself was called like unto Alma,[6] as is the pattern and order established from the beginning. 

Perhaps one of the most observed signs for all the world to see today, and yet is not largely understood, but is observed by many if not all and only recognized by some as being significant, are the signs above us, signs given to us from the Heavens as a witness and testament of Him, and a change in the order of things as they pertain to those here upon the Earth.

“And before the day of the Lord shall come, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon be turned into blood, and the stars fall from heaven.”[7]

As most passages of scripture go, there are layers and layers of truth being revealed. Often they are not singular, but reveal many things of importance.

However, in mentioning that, where else have we seen the above passage of scripture written?

“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord come.”[8]

And

“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come.”[9]

What events have we seen in the heavens in recent weeks, last year, and will appear again in the months ahead?

On April 15, 2014, we experienced a total lunar eclipse. It was the first of four consecutive total lunar eclipses in a series, known as a tetrad; the second eclipse took place on October 8, 2014, and third one on April 4, 2015. The remaining lunar eclipse takes place on September 28, 2015.[10]

The appearance of the lunar eclipse for many in the world, was that of a blood moon, where the moon appeared red in color.

On March, 20, 2015 we experienced a total solar eclipse[11], where the Sun was darkened or “turned into darkness”.[12]

The rare occurrences of these lunar eclipses and solar eclipse in the middle, is significant for several reasons.

First, we see a pattern of: Lunar Eclipse, Lunar Eclipse, Solar Eclipse, Lunar Eclipse, Lunar Eclipse, looks a lot like this: Jew, Gentile | Gentile, Jew, showing forth the periods of priesthood leadership in the heavens above as a sign, and migration of the priesthood and all things associated with it moving back to the House of Israel, notably the Remnant of Jacob, the signs in the heavens, having also occurred on all Jewish Holy Days.

This however, in and of itself is not enough to establish the significance of the signs in Heaven that have been given, a sign also needed to be given upon the Earth beneath.

“…they shall see signs and wonders, for they shall be shown forth in the heavens above, and in the earth beneath.”[13]

To which it has been shown upon the Earth, yet some of these signs haven’t been directed to the whole world but instead to a particular group of people, while other signs on the Earth have been witnessed by all people. The death (April 4, 2013) of Eldred Gee Smith,[14] the Presiding Patriarch Emeritus of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints who is a descendant of Hyrum Smith is one sign on the Earth.

In the following year of his death the signs in Heaven began to be given, showing forth a change in the order of things here upon the Earth. In addition to these signs, a messenger or witness was called forth by His voice to declare the word of God to the people, thus fulfilling the words of scriptures and signifying the ending of a period, and the beginning of a new and final period, or last period.

In addition we have one other sign, “and the stars fall from heaven”,[15] this is only partially fulfilled, in so far as the stars in this instance representing the gentile covenant children of God, having rejected the fullness of the gospel, having not repented, even after having His arm extended to them all the day long and refusing to be gathered, they have fallen, they are no longer the caretakers[16] of the House of Israel, having lost their covenant with Heaven, and as prophesied the remnant i.e. of Jacob, of Joseph, and all those in the House of Israel, as many as will come, the gentile too who repents, are gathered together,[17] and thus are the “remnant” mentioned in the scriptures.

Joseph Smith

“If the people of Zion did not repent, the Lord would seek another place, and another people.” Zion is the place where the temple will be built, and the people gathered, but all people upon that holy land being under condemnation, the Lord will cut off, if they repent not, and bring another race upon it, that will serve Him. The Lord will seek another place to bring forth and prepare his word to go forth to the nations, and as we said before, so we say again.”[18]

The other part of this sign that is yet to be fulfilled “and the stars fall from heaven”[19] will be revealed from above in Heaven, as was the eclipses (the lunar and solar). So shall it be for a sign when “the stars fall from heaven” that indeed the gentile period has ended, not the first sign, but a series of signs and that the rights of the priesthood which rightfully belong to the House of Israel, the Remnant of Jacob are being restored.

What other things can be learned from this verse “And before the day of the Lord shall come, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon be turned into blood, and the stars fall from heaven.”[20] Consider whose glory is that of the Sun, the Moon, and also that of the stars? Do we not see, that the Sun, being hidden, its light refusing for a moment to shine upon the Earth, is the same as the Father closing the Heavens against us, and that the Moon, bathed in blood, resembles Christ, and His gospel, ordinances and covenants being broken, turning that which is pure into something that is defiled, the stars falling from Heaven, showing forth the great apostasy and the remnant, those who are left,  to be gathered, these are those who look for Him, wait upon Him, seek to do His will, and call upon Him, and in that day be gathered.

We are in the very midst of these signs and wonders taking place in the Heavens above, and in the Earth beneath.  The law of witnesses being fulfilled every wit. The blessings, covenants, promises etc… the order of things here upon the Earth are shifting back to the remnant of the House of Israel, away from the gentiles.

All these things both in the Heavens and upon the Earth speak of Him, and His work.

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[1] 1 Nephi 13:42

[2] D&C 29:30

[3] Amos 3:7

[4] JST Genesis 14:29

[5] TPJS, pg. 168

[6] Alma 6:8

[7] D&C 45:42

[8] Joel 2:31

[9] Acts 2:20

[10] Time and Date

[11] Time and Date

[12] D&C 45:42, Joel 2:31, Acts 2:20

[13] D&C 45:40

[14] Eldred G. Smith

[15] D&C 45:42

[16] Mormon 5:10

[17] D&C 45:42, Joel 2:31, Acts 2:20

[18] HC 1:320

[19] D&C 45:42

[20] D&C 45:42

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