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Iron Rod 120 - D&C 37-40
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The command to go to the Ohio. The command to look after the poor. And the short discipleship of James Covel.

Moses 7:26
Moses 7:61
D&C 112:23
2 Nephi 28:19-23
D&C 45:28
D&C 35:20-21
D&C 29:7-8
JST Matthew 13:25-45
D&C 64:37-39
Deut 15:7-11
Deut. 24:14-15
Exodus 22:22-23
Psalm 140:12
Psalm 41
Proverbs 14
Proverbs 28:27
Moses 7:18
D&C 105:3-5
Mosiah 27:3-5
1 Timothy 6:19
Jacob 2:18-19
D&C 105:11-12
D&C 98:8
D&C 45:39
Mark 4

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One comment on “Iron Rod 120 – D&C 37-40

  1. Ranae Mar 23, 2021

    For some reason, this week’s reading got me to wonder what was happening in the US and world during the time section 38 was given. It mentions that there is some mystery that has been developing in “secret chambers, to bring to pass even your destruction in the process of time, and ye knew it not”. (v. 13) A couple verses later, there is a description of how “the poor have complained before me. It then proceeds to outline a plan whereby “ye might escape the power of the enemy, and be gathered unto me a righteous people, without spot or blemish.” Also, hinting at the creation of a society which is not divided by social class or wealth.

    This revelation was given at the end of the Industrial Revolution (1760-1820/40) where society was shifting from agrarian to industrial. European Freemasonry had been infiltrated by the Illuminati by this point. And specific to the US, the revelation took place during the Presidency of Andrew Jackson, who was quite popular with the common man, less so with the political class.
    Here is a description from Wikipedia:
    “Andrew Jackson’s masterful personality was enough by itself to make him one of the most controversial figures ever to stride across the American stage.” There has never been universal agreement on Jackson’s legacy, for “his opponents have ever been his most bitter enemies, and his friends almost his worshippers.” He was always a fierce partisan, with many friends and many enemies. He has been lauded as the champion of the common man, while criticized for his treatment of Indians and for other matters. According to early biographer James Parton:
    “Andrew Jackson, I am given to understand, was a patriot and a traitor. He was one of the greatest generals, and wholly ignorant of the art of war. A brilliant writer, elegant, eloquent, without being able to compose a correct sentence or spell words of four syllables. The first of statesmen, he never devised, he never framed, a measure. He was the most candid of men, and was capable of the most profound dissimulation. A most law-defying law-obeying citizen. A stickler for discipline, he never hesitated to disobey his superior. A democratic autocrat. An urbane savage. An atrocious saint.”

    Is history repeating itself? Jackson also paid off the national debt and restructured the banking system, which was part of the cause of the later banking crisis that hit Kirtland and the rest of the nation in 1937, less than a decade later.

    Other than that background, I don’t have any particular comment on the reading. Like many prophecies it may have been directly relevant to the people it was addressed to, and yet we may be entering a time where the warnings are made clear to us in a way they could not be known in Joseph’s day. The plans made in secret chambers may be coming to light in our day, making the revelation and the need for a place of safety extremely relevant.