Friday morning I woke up to the thought that I should play music while the kids eat breakfast. The next thought that came was that I should play "Walking in Memphis" by Mark Cohn. I found that sort of strange that a song that random should come into my mind to play.
The next thought that came into my mind was that I should ponder on the coming solar eclipse of August 21st. Ever since my husband ordered special glasses from Amazon so that we could all watch it, I have had a tugging voice to ponder about the eclipse. That there was something significant about it I was to learn. I kept hearing, "the sun shall be darkened"(Doctrine & Covenants 34:9). For three weeks I had put it off, but Friday morning I found some time to ponder.
After dropping the kids off at school, the next thought that came into my mind was, "Do a YouTube search on it. There are people who have made videos about Biblical meanings behind the eclipse. Watch the videos you are guided to and tune into the Spirit for further instruction."
Even though I was rushing to get to the school and put on a Fun Friday for my 4th grade daughter's class and then a Fairy Tale Friday for my 1st grade daughter's class, I found a minute to connect the iPad to Bluetooth and listen to a video while cleaning the kitchen and scrambling to load my car.
The video began just as I had anticipated with a history behind how rare this event is, as well as other historical events connected to similar eclipses of the distant past. My ears tuned in when I heard the word "Memphis". This particular video pointed out that the Mississippi river divides the country with the city of Memphis on one side and the city of Cairo on the other. The narrator pointed out that it parallels the country of Egypt in which the Nile river divides the country with Memphis on one side and Cairo on the other. He pointed out that this region in the United States is known as "Little Egypt". I went to the Wikipedia to learn more about this area and learned that Little Egypt sits upon the verging point of two major fault systems, the New Madrid Seismic Zone and the Wabash Valley Seismic Zone. The Spirit told me to take note.
As the video continued on, it showed the path that the eclipse would follow and made a line across the map of the United States, then it showed the path that the following eclipse in 2024 will take across the United States. I saw that they crossed and formed an X. Immediately I heard in my mind, "X marks the spot." As I glanced at the clock, I saw that I soon needed to leave. I skipped on to a second video and got a second perspective. I noticed that both of these videos were referencing coming judgement on America with a Christian perspective. The Spirit told me to take note of many of the points but then I heard in my mind, "You are to take what you learn and factor in Mormon Doctrine. Plug in what you know, and fill in the blanks. Share what you discover." Yes, an LDS perspective on this was needed. I felt confirmation from the Spirit.
Soon I rushed out the door with my three-year-old to head off for a busy day of events that wouldn't allow me to return home until nine hours later. All throughout the day, I asked in my mind, "X marks the spot for what?" More than anything I wanted to get back home and continue to ponder and search until I had some answers. I had glanced so quickly at the map before I left, that I couldn't remember what states it crossed through. I had a feeling it was Missouri and Illinois. As I pondered about that I immediately thought of Jackson County Missouri and many events and significant places in Missouri that are a part of LDS church history and prophecy. I knew there was something BIG about all of this and I could feel goose bumps confirming that from head to toe. I began to wonder who else was talking about all of this? Had others made the connection too? I had not heard anything about this eclipse related to scripture, prophecy,or signs. In fact, my 1st grade daughter's teacher isn't even taking her class outside to see the eclipse when it happens, so I am checking her out of school so she can see it. That is how important I believe it is. I had the thought to call my sister Crista and tell her about all of this. We hadn't talked on the phone in weeks and I wasn't even sure if she was aware of the eclipse.
A few hours before returning home, my sister Crista called me and said, "We need to talk about the eclipse." I couldn't believe it! I said, "YES WE DO!" I told her that the Spirit was speaking to both of us that day and there was something we were to discover. She told me that she felt the need to look up YouTube videos about the eclipse the night before and so she did. What she learned was so fascinating that she watched several more videos until 2:30 in the morning. I told her I had the same experience however because of time I had to pause my videos. It turned out we had watched different videos and because of that we learned different things. We exchanged what each of us had learned and we began to connect some dots.
After the kids went to bed I was able to sit at the computer and type up all the information I was learning as well as my own thoughts and feelings. I felt I was to make a video about my findings as well as write about it here on my blog. Truly, I feel that those who are in tune and ready to be given this information will be led to my findings. If you have found my video or this blog post, then I believe the Spirit is speaking to you also. You have eyes to see and hears to hear and you are ready to listen.
Though many videos you will find out there speak of parallels and connections to Judah, Israel, Egypt and Babylon prophecies, I want to focus specifically on what Mormon Doctrine can add to the table - it truly sheds light on something monumental!
First of all, what you need to know if you are not already aware: (These are the points the Spirit told me to take note of. Though I'm not quite sure how all the dots connect I do believe that once connected, they make one Amazing picture!)
1) Doctrine and Covenants 34:9
But before that great day shall come, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon be turned into blood; and the stars shall refuse their shining, and some shall fall, and great destructions await the wicked.
I remember the most recent blood red moon. I woke my son up in the middle of the night when it occurred because he had wanted to see it so badly. Next week, I'll be checking my first grade daughter out of school so that she can see the total solar eclipse. My other kids get to see the eclipse with their class. These signs are a big deal. It's a once in a lifetime event. I want my kids to be able to tell their children what it was like witnessing them.
I am not sure about the stars refusing to shine, but I believe the sun and the moon prophecy have been and are being fulfilled. Revelation tells us that this is all "preparation" for the Lord's return. Preparation for what and who? The Earth must go through physical changes and be cleansed before the Savior comes. The Lord's Kingdom must be set up in righteousness to prepare for His reign which will usher peace onto this earth. As a part of this preparation, the inhabitants must also go through a cleansing process so that individually and collectively they are prepared to meet Him.
What does this preparation entail? We learn from scripture that often times judgement was poured upon the wicked to chasten them. I believe that judgement occurs as a natural result of God's presence being removed. When His presence leaves, darkness reigns and has it's way. The Lord chastens those that He loves. Chastening is a form of preparation. When we are chastened, we are humbled, and when we are humbled we become prepared to hear the Word of the Lord, listen, and are willing to be taught. Many will be open to hearing and receiving the gospel because of this chastening process.
Dallin H. Oaks spoke of this preparation in his April 2004 conference address when he said,
|Dallin H. Oaks|
The Savior taught this in the parable of the fig tree whose tender new branches give a sign of the coming of summer. 'So likewise,'when the elect shall see the signs of His coming “they shall know that he is near, even at the doors”' (JS—M 1:38–39; see also Matt. 24:32–33; D&;C 45:37–38).
And angels shall fly through the midst of heaven, crying with a loud voice, sounding the trump of God, saying: Prepare ye, prepare ye, O inhabitants of the earth; for the judgment of our God is come. Behold, and lo, the Bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness.
From Isaiah we learn that we are redeemed with judgement. I find this interesting. Through judgement Zion is redeemed. To redeem means to "retrieve, regain, recover, get back, reclaim, repossess, compensate." All that has been taken, ruined, and perverted by the wicked will be reclaimed by the righteous.
To sum up point number one, we must watch for the signs, recognize them, and continue our own spiritual preparation.
2) The Number Seven
The longest eclipses can give you totality of up to 7 minutes. The Great American Eclipse will last for 2 minutes and 40 seconds for those of us on the ground, however those observing from the air will be able to experience 7 minutes of totality. This Great American Eclipse will be followed by a second total American Eclipse seven years later. "Sheva", the Hebrew word for seven, comes from a root which means complete. The number seven represents physical completion.
Could the Lord be telling us that something will be completed by 2024 (the second total eclipse)? It is important that we pay attention over the coming months and years so that the Spirit can testify to us personally what the completion entails.
Recently the number 7 has played an additional symbolic role in the United States. On the day that Donald Trump was inaugurated, he was 70 years 7 months and 7 days old. 777. This during the Jewish year 5777. This year 5777 is highly significant. The Feast of Trumpets 2016 to Elul 29 2017 is the Hebrew year 5777. 5 is the number of grace and the number 7 means perfection and repeated three times (the number 3) means completion. Therefore, the biblical numeric meaning of 5777 means: "perfect grace made complete" or "the completion of the period of grace." Could this mean the grace period of repentance? A grace period for the wicked? (I have not verified the math however these numbers are being reported as facts via several sources).
Donald Trump was born exactly 700 days before Israel became a nation. Israel was 77 days old exactly 777 days after Donald Trump was born. Israel’s 70th birthday will come exactly 700 days after Trump’s 70th birthday. Donald Trump won the election on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s 7th year, 7th month and 7th day in office. Trump won the election by about 77,000 votes out of than 136 million ballots cast. The Electoral College to three states allowed him to win by the smallest number of votes: Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan.There again you have the number 3 (3 states) and 77,000 votes (7). Something is about to be made complete!
The Aug. 21, 2017 eclipse will occur just 7 weeks after aphelion and only 3 days off from perigee, meaning the Earth will be close enough to the Moon so that the lunar shadow falls on Earth's surface, creating totality. There is 7 and 3 again. The definition of totality is "whole".
3) "Signs in Heaven Above and in the Earth Beneath"
The X of both eclipse pathways, marks the spot for the sign of this completion. It is only speculation to say that the sign could be a great shaking of the earth. However, considering that the X lies on two major fault lines and the pathway of the first eclipse runs over many major fault lines from the west to the east, it's not something that is off the table. From what scripture teaches us about patterns of signs and events - it is clear that the Lord is telling us something. He is marking it with a big X so we will take notice.
If we look above into the heavens we see that Jupiter, due to its retrograde motion, will spend the next 9 ½ months within the womb of Virgo. This length of time corresponds with gestation period of a normal late-term baby.
Could this be a sign of the birth of something grand? After 9 ½ months, Jupiter exits out of the womb of Virgo ( September 9, 2017) and is caught up to the throne of God. Upon Jupiter’s exit (birth), on September 23, 2017, we see the constellation Virgo with the sun rise directly behind it (the woman clothed with the sun). At the feet of Virgo, we find the moon. And upon her head we find a crown of twelve stars, formed by the usual nine stars of the constellation Leo with the addition of the planets Mercury, Venus, and Mars. Just as Revelation 12:1-2 says.
This will mark the beginning of the Tribulation.
This great sign in the heavens on September 23, 2017 is a one time event. Rev 12:1-2 says it marks the start of the tribulation period. It is the 120th jubilee from Adam. It is the 70th jubilee since Canaan. It is the 40th jubilee since Christ's death. It would coincide with the 70th week of Daniel in Daniel 9. And interestingly, It marks 72 years to the day from when the first atomic blast was detonated, in 1945, and the project was code named "Trinity". It will be the only one in history to have Jupiter in her womb for the proper amount of time for a human gestation period or pregnancy.
The sign will happen on Sept. 23, 2017 on the exact same day as Feast of Trumpets.
The 2017 alignment has 3 wondering stars Venus, Mars, Mercury with Leo's 9 stars making up the 12 stars above her head.The movement takes the child to the throne of God. The constellation Leo represents the Tribe of Judah. At no time in history has this alignment of stars and planets occurred. Nor will it again (http://www.heavenlysign2017.com/supporting-data.html).
To better understand the meaning of John's vision, in the New Testament Student Manual we read,
Jupiter's orbital period mirrors the biblical sabbatical and jubilee cycles and 2017 is the end of a Jupiter Jubilee. It was well known that Jupiter had 67 moons, but it was just announced in June 2107 that astronomers have positively identified two more. That means Jupiter has exactly 69 known moons and the discovery was made just a few short months before Daniel's 70th Week might begin (http://www.unsealed.org/2017/06/astronomers-make-chilling-discovery.html).
Other sources have noted what the sky will look like beginning in the month of September 2017 that will lead-up to the Great Virgo Sign of the book of Revelation 12. As a prelude to the astronomical alignment, the location on Earth will center on the Giza Plateau of the Great Pyramid on the dates of the 11th, the 20th and the 23rd of September. As in the sky in September, like Virgo, the Orion belt stars and Leo mirror the 3 Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx in a similar fashion. What will be noticeably different and striking is that there will be some planetary alignments that suggest a message of sorts perhaps. The astronomical alignment perspective is also capturing the essence of how Egypt, the Pyramids, the Nile River and the Holy Land mirror the constellation of Virgo, Leo, the Milky Way and the Orion belt stars. It's noted that Israel typifies Virgo, the Sphinx typifies Leo (the Lion), the pyramids typify Orion (the throne of God), the Nile River typifies the Milky Way. http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/feb2017/luisv219.htm
This reminded me of my earlier mentioning of Little Egypt in America and how it mirrors Egypt the country. Here is a great link from lds.org about astronomy in the scriptures. Also, here is a post I wrote in 2014 about the constellations testifying of the Savior (from an LDS perspective)
Did you know that every year in late August, you can spot Orion the Hunter and Sirius the Dog in the early morning sky! Orion’s three prominent Belt stars always point to Sirius. Did you also know that some have pointed out that Kolob might be Sirius and might be a derivative of the word "dog".
Proto-Semitic : *kalb
Arabic : kalb كَلْب
Hebrew : keleb כֶּלֶב
Ugaritic : klb
Ge'ez : kalb
Sirius has consistently been called the "dog star" since the begining of Mesopotamian civilization. The Assyrians called it Kalbu Shamash, "dog of the sun".
This is all very interesting but let the Spirit be your guide on what is truth. Some Heavenly signs are more noticeable, others you have to search, ponder, and pray for. It's amazing to see how many possible signs we can miss, when we aren't paying attention.
In the past we see that total solar eclipses were key players in scriptural events and world history. It was a total solar eclipse (confirmed by NASA) that passed over the ancient city of Nineveh which prepared the people to be ready and willing to listen to the prophet Jonah who warned them of their coming judgement and destruction if they did not repent.
Jonah knew of their wickedness and he feared preaching to them. The Lord knew that the eclipse would cause wonder, curiosity, and fear among the people and He knew they'd be ready to hear Jonah. After Jonah's life was spared and he preached to the people, they received his message and repented.
Our modern day prophets have been calling us to repentance. Are we listening? If ever there were a mandatory time to repent this would be it. Truthfully, we never know when our last day on this earth will be. We should be prepared at all times to meet our Lord.
It was an August 21st total solar eclipse that passed over the beginning of World War I in 1914 and was visible in northern Europe and Asia. This Northern Europe and Asia involved war, signaled the fall of the German, Russian, Ottoman, and Austro-Hungarian empires.
Is the Lord sending a signal to America? Is it more than a coincidence that this solar eclipse is also going to be on August 21st? In 1914 there was world war. It was significant because it was the first first world war in world history. When the Lord provides patterns it means "pay attention".
When I saw that the path of the coming solar eclipse, crossed over prophesied of and historical events in Mormon history and doctrine I felt the Spirit again say, "Pay attention."
Missouri is a significant place in Mormon doctrine. Not only is it the location of Adam-ondi-Ahman (the site where Adam and Eve lived after being expelled from the Garden of Eden and gathering spot for a meeting of the priesthood leadership, including prophets of all ages and other righteous people, prior to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.), modern revelation tells us it is the location of the Garden of Eden. If Missouri is where the Fall took place, could it be where Paradisaical restoration will begin? The Fall put the earth in a Telestrial state. Could the X mark the completion of that state? Is the Lord telling us to get ready for a brighter future?
Article of Faith #10
We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes; that Zion (the New Jerusalem) will be built upon the American continent; that Christ will reign personally upon the earth; and, that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory.
As Latter-day Saints, we believe that Jackson County Missouri is where the New Jerusalem will be built. There will be Jerusalem in the Eastern Hemisphere which will be the capital of the Eastern Hemisphere and a Jerusalem of the Western Hemisphere which will be the capital of the Western Hemisphere.
The writings of Ether, written prior to 125 B.C., abridged by Moroni 2 in the Book of Mormon, prophesy of the preparations for the coming of the messiah and of a New Jerusalem in the Western Hemisphere. It is to be built by the remnant of the seed of Joseph of Egypt (Ether 13:3-10). Ether also speaks of the destruction of Jerusalem of old, adding that it will be rebuilt with a temple and become a holy city (Ether 13:11).
The future rebuilding of the Holy Land for the house of Judah and the building of the New Jerusalem in the Western Hemisphere for the house of Joseph are associated with the return of the Messiah to the earth. Of this era, the 1845 Proclamation of the Twelve (MFP 1:252-66) says: He will assemble the Natives, the remnants of Joseph in America; and make them a great, and strong, and powerful nation: and he will civilize and enlighten them, and will establish a holy city, and temple and seat of government among them, which shall be called Zion.
And there shall be his tabernacle, his sanctuary, his throne, and seat of government for the whole continent of North and South America for ever. It will be to the Western Hemisphere what Jerusalem will be to the Eastern
In President John Taylor's vision we read (Source: Wilford Woodruff’s Journal, June 15, 1878, “A Vision, Salt Lake City, Night of Dec 16, 1877”):
Immediately after I seemed to be standing on the left bank of the Missouri River, opposite the City of Independence, but there was no city. I saw the whole state of Missouri and Illinois and all of Iowa, a complete desert with no living being there. A short distance from the river however, I saw twelve men dressed in temple robes, standing in a square or nearly so (and I understood it represented the Twelve Gates of the New Jerusalem.) Their hands were uplifted in consecration of the ground and laying the corner stone of the temple. I saw myraids of angels hovering over them, and saw also an immense pillar of clouds over them and heard the angels singing the most heavenly music. The words were “Now is established the Kingdom of God and his Christ, which shall never more be thrown down.”
I saw people coming from the river and from the desert places a long way off to help build the temple and it seemed that hosts of angels all helped to get material to build with and I saw some of them who wore temple clothes come and build the temple and the city, and all the time I saw the great pillar of clouds hovering over the place.
Instantly, however, I found myself again in the tabernacle at Ogden. And yet, I could still see the building go on and I got quite animated in calling on the people in the tabernacle to listen to the beautiful music, for the angels were singing the same music I had heard before. “Now is established the Kingdom of God and his Christ, which shall never more be thrown down.”
The "Yellow Dog" prophecy (whether you accept it's validity or not) also adds speculation to the X marks the spot location.
|Heber C. Kimball|
"The western boundary of the State of Missouri will be swept so clean of its inhabitants that, as President Young tell us, when you return to that place, there will not be left so much as a yellow dog to wag his tail. Before that day comes, however, the Saints will be put to tests that will try the integrity of the best of them. The pressure will become so great that the more righteous among them will cry unto the Lord day and night until deliverance comes.
"Then the prophet and others will make their appearance and those who have remained faithful will be selected to return to Jackson County, Missouri, and take part in the up building of that beautiful city, the New Jerusalem."(Prophetic Sayings of Heber C. Kimball to Sister Amanda H. Wilcox, n.p., n.d., p. 6.)
Could it be that Satan knew the spiritual anointing this land had? Missouri is where the extermination order was given to kill all Mormons. It is where they received their harshest persecutions. Their plan to build Zion in Jackson County would be interrupted and delayed for years to come.
In D&C 105 the Lord tells the saints regarding the land of Jackson county,
27 And I will soften the hearts of the people, as I did the heart of Pharaoh, from time to time, until my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., and mine elders, whom I have appointed, shall have time to gather up the strength of my house,
28 And to have sent wise men, to fulfil that which I have commanded concerning the purchasing of all the lands in Jackson county that can be purchased, and in the adjoining counties round about.
29 For it is my will that these lands should be purchased; and after they are purchased that my saints should possess them according to the laws of consecration which I have given.
30 And after these lands are purchased, I will hold the armies of Israel guiltless in taking possession of their own lands, which they have previously purchased with their moneys, and of throwing down the towers of mine enemies that may be upon them, and scattering their watchmen, and avenging me of mine enemies unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.
In D&C 57 the Lord tells the Saints,
1 Hearken, O ye elders of my church, saith the Lord your God, who have assembled yourselves together, according to my commandments, in this land, which is the land of Missouri, which is the land which I have appointed and consecrated for the gathering of the saints.
2 Wherefore, this is the land of promise, and the place for the city of Zion.
3 And thus saith the Lord your God, if you will receive wisdom here is wisdom. Behold, the place which is now called Independence is the center place; and a spot for the temple is lying westward, upon a lot which is not far from the courthouse.
4 Wherefore, it is wisdom that the land should be purchased by the saints, and also every tract lying westward, even unto the line running directly between Jew and Gentile;
5 And also every tract bordering by the prairies, inasmuch as my disciples are enabled to buy lands. Behold, this is wisdom, that they may obtain it for an everlasting inheritance.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints began purchasing property in Independence in 1904, eventually acquiring nearly 20 of the original 63 acres.Today the corner stones still mark this special location. Prior to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, a magnificent edifice—the New Jerusalem Temple—will be erected on the location of the Temple Lot. http://ldschurchtemples.org/independence/
6) National and World Events
The eclipse next week will go down as the first total solar eclipse whose path of totality stays completely in the United States since 1776. Remember, in 1776 America became a nation. We see a pattern here happening for the path staying in the United States, could we see a pattern relating to the events? In 1776 America began, could there be another beginning on the horizon, on this continent?
As we pay attention to world events that are taking place we will see many dots connect. With the United States ready to defend our lands from threats of North Korea, we could see events take place that bring upon the fall of the North Korean regime. This could signal an open door for the gospel to be preached to the people of North Korea - a land that has been forbidden for decades.
The United States and South Korean joint military exercises are due to begin later this month on August 21st. I believe the Lord has heard the cries of the people of North Korea and He is ready to bring salvation, because they are ripe and ready to receive it. The late Kim Clement prophesied 7 years ago that North Korea's dictator would die before attacking the U.S and be brought down from the inside. He said there would soon be a United Korea.
The United States is turning back towards God, through tearing down corrupt policies and removing corruption from government. I believe there is a large underground group of corruption that is ripe for exposure and judgement. Over the next few years, I believe we will see these groups, organizations and people exposed and brought forward to be tried for their crimes. Those who stay under the radar will face tough consequences at the Lord's return.
Could these next seven years bring in final fulfillment of the remaining awaited signs? It's no coincidence that our current president is working very speedily to fulfill His campaign promises. I believe He was chosen for this reason. Did you know that the name Donald means "mighty chief of the nations" and Trump means "Trumpeter" so you have a "Mighty Trumpet for the Nations". He is definitely not a quiet leader. The world hears his message loud and clear. I believe God chose him for this reason and for this purpose. After all, God doesn't choose the qualified, he qualifies the chosen. God needed a leader who wasn't a puppet to any political party and didn't answer to the dictates of men. I believe while God uses him to subdue the nations, and restore America back to a Christian nation, God will also do a work and a wonder on our president's heart and his overall character. We will see a transformation of this man, and of our nation.
During this winding up of last day events, things will speed up as we have never seen before. If you pay attention to just how fast things are happening - that in itself is a sure sign that the day of the Lord is near.
I believe that the Lord is already on the earth helping prepare for His glorious coming and reign of peace. He is working behind the scenes on so many things that we can't begin to comprehend.
7) The Number 21
My sister brought to my attention that President Monson's birthday is on August 21st. He will be 90 years old. Again, I don't believe in coincidences.
According to numerology, the number 21 symbolizes new opportunities for new directions (Could this nation be headed in a new direction with new opportunities? Could this effect the Church in which new doors will open for amazing opportunities?)
According to the gematria reference identities of the Bible Wheel, (Ehyeh, I AM) = 21. The number 21 is equal to the name of the Lord. (Could the Lord be reminding us that He is in control? He is still on the throne, and these signs testify of Him?)
According to biblical references, the number twenty-one symbolizes the great wickedness of rebellion and sin. After the children of Israel left Egyptian bondage they had 21 major rebellious events as they traveled and wandered the wilderness (Could this also be a sign for the wicked and rebellious that now is the time to repent?)
On the last day of God's seven-day Spring festival, the 21st of the month of Nisan, the Eternal carried out his last judgment against the Egyptians. He drowned Pharaoh and his entire army in the Red Sea as they were pursuing the Israelites in order to make them slaves again.
The last day of God's annual Fall Feast of Tabernacles, which occurs every year on the 21st day of the seventh Hebrew month, pictures the end of Christ's 1,000 year reign on earth when the devil is loosed out of his prison for a short time.
In 2 Timothy 3 the apostle Paul writes of 21 sins which show the exceeding wickedness of self and sin. He begins the chapter with a warning and then starts his list with the words "But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will . . ."
- Selfishly love themselves
- Love money
- Brag quite a bit
- Be proud of themselves
- Disregard and disobey their parents
- Not be thankful for what they have
- Reject being holy
- Will not have natural affection
- False accuse others
- Lack any self-control
- Hate anyone who does good
- Betray others
- Will act Hard-headed
- Will have exalted, selfish views
- Love pleasure
- Reject loving God
- Will look from the outside as being Godly
- On the inside they will deny God's power (2Timothy 3:1 - 4)
Seven is perfection and whole, and 7 x 3 = 21. Remember, three sevens (777) equals completion. Could this represent the completion of a period or era?
Upon ending this post I realized I had seven points written out. That was not intentional on my part. I can't help but chuckle a little.
Though time will tell what these next seven years bring, I do believe it will be a period of great rejoicing for the pure of heart! I believe we will see amazing things comes to pass, that we may have never expected in our lifetime. We will see doors open up, gifts magnified, Divine encounters increase, and miracles in abundance.
For the hard hearted (even among our own members), I believe it will be a time of chastening and humbling.
Clearly, the Lord has a message for North America, the Church, and the entire body of Christ - and clearly we are being prepared for something big. We can only speculate what these signs mean and what they will bring, but one thing we can know for certain is that we have living prophets and apostles on the earth today who guide us. We have access to the Holy Ghost who can be our constant companion in helping us discern for ourselves what is truth and what is right for us. We have scripture that can be our compass and prayer that is our daily direct communication to God. We have all the tools we need to navigate the coming days and years and I have complete confidence and faith that we will rise above any challenges the world may bring, and shine bright for the Lord.