We are joined by guest commentator Quinn Eastin.
Kirtland will be a strong hold for five years. When the righteous go to Zion, those who are not apostles and prophets shall be known.
1 Timothy 3:12
This comment is for this week and last week’s episodes as I just listened to them back to back. Section 101:30 says we’ll live to the age of a tree in zion however old that is.
Section 45 says: 12 Who were separated from the earth, and were received unto myself—a city reserved until a day of righteousness shall come—a day which was sought for by all holy men, and they found it not because of wickedness and abominations;
13 And confessed they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth;
14 But obtained a promise that they should find it and see it in their flesh.
So everyone will see it in the flesh who sought it.
Finally, September 11, 1831 was the Egyptian New Year. You can convert the date here: https://planetcalc.com/8500/
And read more about it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nayrouz
I found this reading today: Isa 65:20 In those days there shall be no more thence an infant of days nor an old man that hath not filled his days; for the child shall not die but shall live to be a hundred years old; but the sinner, living to be a hundred years old, shall be accursed.
Isa 65:21 And they shall build houses and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards and eat the fruit of them.
Isa 65:22 They shall not build and another inhabit; they shall not plant and another eat; for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
So the days of a tree seems to be equated to 100 years at least.
Chris, Taylor, Quinn, Thank you valuable insights as always. This is not a comment about today. I was just looking at one about succession and reading part of the Richard Van Wagoner article. Reading part of Sydney’s address about blood and vengeance and taking the queen of England by the nose I started to wonder if this was doctored or if he was off his rocker. From that small part that I referred to it would make me wonder if even the one remaining prophet, seer, and revelator would have set things right. Your thoughts will be appreciated. Jim
There isn’t a ton of context to go off of, but I think Section 65:6 may have a reference to the Deuteronomy 32 worldview:
“…that thine enemies may be subdued…”
I think that isn’t just about humans fighting against God, but it has to do with all the divine beings who rebelled against God as well. The timing is perfect for it, as when the kingdom of heaven comes, that is the 2nd coming and those enemies are subdued at that time.
I’m not aware that anyone back in Joseph’s day had the perspective of multiple rebellions (Garden of Eden, the Watchers, the tower of Babel). But when I look at many passages with that context in mind, I think the Lord is including them – or at least the passages are compatible with that worldview.