Zion, January 6, 2012
A GREAT and marvelous work is about to come forth unto the children of men. Behold, I am God; give heed unto my word, which is quick and powerful, sharper than a two-edged sword, to the dividing asunder of both joints and marrow; therefore give heed unto my words.
(Doctrine and Covenants | Section 6:1 - 2)
Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people, even a marvelous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.
(Old Testament | Isaiah 29:14)
Hearken and LO, this is the voice as of one sent down from high, who is mighty and powerful, whose going are unto the ends of the earth and whose voice is unto all men carrying repentance in the wilderness saying:
Repent ye, repent ye, for the kingdom of heaven is come, repent, ye repent ye and prepare the way of the LORD and make his path straight, for he has said. The ax is laid at the root of every tree and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be hewn down and cast into the fire from where no traveler ever returns. These are not my words, but the Lord’s words which are unto all men saying:
Behold, that which you hear is as the voice of one crying in the wilderness—in the wilderness, because you cannot see him—my voice, because my voice is Spirit; my Spirit is truth; truth abideth and hath no end; and if it be in you it shall abound.
(Doctrine and Covenants | Section 88:66)
As you see before your very own eyes, a strange and marvelous thing has occurred on the world, for sins the original apostles of Jesus Christ were sent to sleep or were murdered by that wicked and perverse generation, and ever since the earth has been enveloped with a veil of darkness, and gross darkness has dwelled in the minds of people in nearly two millennia of obscurantism or apostasy as the prophets and asposltes foretold by the spirit of prophecy and revelation saying:
BEHOLD, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof. And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him. The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the LORD hath spoken this word. The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish. The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.
(Old Testament | Isaiah 24:1 - 5)
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? nd now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
(New Testament | 2 Thessalonians 2:3 - 8)
But they, the apostles and prophets also spoke of a time of restitution and restoration, when the kingdom of heaven should be restored and the blessing of eternity should again be available to all. That so long expected day has arrived and the dark veil of the earth has been rent. And the heavens are open and God has appeared and spoken with his own voice and words to man again since early in the spring 1820. Not only that but angels have descended from heaven and they have commissioned new servants to administer the gospel and it’s saving ordinances. And these are the good news that we bring unto the world, yea, that the kingdom of God has been officially restored and established on earth for the last time and we have a shepherd and a fold.
And the Sheppard is the Holy one of Israel, even Jesus Christ, and his fold is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where his sheaves are gathered. And this church is founded upon the rock of revelation and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I Michael , prophesy unto the ends of the earth in the name of Jesus Christ, by the spirit which is in me, that this kingdom will not be given to another people. And also that that it is the rock that is cut, not by hand and which from the mountain until it fills the whole earth and breaks in pieces and grinds to power all the kingdoms of the earth. For as the scriptures clearly make manifest, the stone that the builders rejected has become the stone of the corner and every one what falls upon this stone will be divided and unto whatsoever this stones falls will be grinded into powder.
For like in the primitive church, we have apostles and prophets and a great many more, of whom I am the least, which are endowed with power of on high and with a great commission to preach the great and everlasting gospel of Jesus Christ for the last time, before the coming of the LORD in glory or the great and dreadful day of the LORD. And not only that, but the Holy Ghost is available to all who repent believing on his name by coming down to the depths of humility and are baptized by immersion for the remission of sin under those with proper authority. This is so that their sins are washed away and they are purified and sanctified by the reception of the gift and power of the Holy Ghost in order to appear spotless before God at the last day. For the LORD has spoken it and confirmed it with a Holy commandment saying:
Now this is the commandment: Repent, all ye ends of the earth, and come unto me and be baptized in my name, that ye may be sanctified by the reception of the Holy Ghost, that ye may stand spotless before me at the last day. Verily, verily, I say unto you, this is my gospel; and ye know the things that ye must do in my church; for the works which ye have seen me do that shall ye also do; for that which ye have seen me do even that shall ye do; Therefore, if ye do these things blessed are ye, for ye shall be lifted up at the last day.
(Book of Mormon | 3 Nephi 27:20 - 22)
For Christ came into the world paid for our sins in Gethsemane and was crucified in Golgota so we can have immortality and eternal life. But he came not to save us in our sins, but from our sins. Therefore he has commanded us, even from the beginning of the world with a firm decree that shall last until the earth stand that we repent and come unto him so that we are healed from the two barriers that exclude us from his presence which are sin and death, both temporal and eternal as a result of disobedience and by adhering to false traditionalism. For nothing impure can dwell in the presence of God and unless we are clean from sin and the effects of death which is poison to the soul, we must unavoidably inherit other place than his presence when we depart this world.
And the Lord God called upon men by the Holy Ghost everywhere and commanded them that they should repent; And as many as believed in the Son, and repented of their sins, should be saved; and as many as believed not and repented not, should be damned; and the words went forth out of the mouth of God in a firm decree; wherefore they must be fulfilled.
(Pearl of Great Price | Moses 5:14 - 15)
For the hour is nigh, and that which was spoken by mine apostles must be fulfilled; for as they spoke so shall it come to pass; For I will reveal myself from heaven with power and great glory, with all the hosts thereof, and dwell in righteousness with men on earth a thousand years, and the wicked shall not stand. And again, verily, verily, I say unto you, and it hath gone forth in a firm decree, by the will of the Father, that mine apostles, the Twelve which were with me in my ministry at Jerusalem, shall stand at my right hand at the day of my coming in a pillar of fire, being clothed with robes of righteousness, with crowns upon their heads, in glory even as I am, to judge the whole house of Israel, even as many as have loved me and kept my commandments, and none else. For a trump shall sound both long and loud, even as upon Mount Sinai, and all the earth shall quake, and they shall come forth—yea, even the dead which died in me, to receive a crown of righteousness, and to be clothed upon, even as I am, to be with me, that we may be one.
But, behold, I say unto you that before this great day shall come the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall be turned into blood, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and there shall be greater signs in heaven above and in the earth beneath; And there shall be weeping and wailing among the hosts of men; And there shall be a great hailstorm sent forth to destroy the crops of the earth. And it shall come to pass, because of the wickedness of the world, that I will take vengeance upon the wicked, for they will not repent; for the cup of mine indignation is full; for behold, my blood shall not cleanse them if they hear me not. Wherefore, I the Lord God will send forth flies upon the face of the earth, which shall take hold of the inhabitants thereof, and shall eat their flesh, and shall cause maggots to come in upon them; And their tongues shall be stayed that they shall not utter against me; and their flesh shall fall from off their bones, and their eyes from their sockets; And it shall come to pass that the beasts of the forest and the fowls of the air shall devour them up.
And the great and abominable church, which is the whore of all the earth, shall be cast down by devouring fire, according as it is spoken by the mouth of Ezekiel the prophet, who spoke of these things, which have not come to pass but surely must, as I live, for abominations shall not reign.
And again, verily, verily, I say unto you that when the thousand years are ended, and men again begin to deny their God, then will I spare the earth but for a little season; And the end shall come, and the heaven and the earth shall be consumed and pass away, and there shall be a new heaven and a new earth. For all old things shall pass away, and all things shall become new, even the heaven and the earth, and all the fulness thereof, both men and beasts, the fowls of the air, and the fishes of the sea; And not one hair, neither mote, shall be lost, for it is the workmanship of mine hand.
But, behold, verily I say unto you, before the earth shall pass away, Michael, mine archangel, shall sound his trump, and then shall all the dead awake, for their graves shall be opened, and they shall come forth—yea, even all. And the righteous shall be gathered on my right hand unto eternal life; and the wicked on my left hand will I be ashamed to own before the Father; Wherefore I will say unto them—Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.
And now, behold, I say unto you, never at any time have I declared from mine own mouth that they should return, for where I am they cannot come, for they have no power. But remember that all my judgments are not given unto men; and 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.
(Doctrine and Covenants | Section 29:10 - 30)
Now by beloved brethren and sisters, first to the gentiles and then to the Jews; and then for to the Jews and then to the gentiles, because you should be loved, unless you are totally blinded by the devil and his craftiness, you will not be able to recognize that what I have written is the express voice and word of God as declared by his servant the prophets. Not only that, but this is the reason by which we so much waste and wear down our lives in this endeavor to preach, to talk and to write about Christ so that no soul is exempt from hearing the good news and so that all that will can come to us to enjoy the blessings of immortality of eternal for this is the work and glory of God to bring to pass the immortality of eternal life of man.
And the Lord God spake unto Moses, saying: The heavens, they are many, and they cannot be numbered unto man; but they are numbered unto me, for they are mine. And as one earth shall pass away, and the heavens thereof even so shall another come, and there is no end to my works, neither to my words. For behold, this is my work and my glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man. And now, Moses, my son, I will speak unto thee concerning this earth upon which thou standest; and thou shalt write the things which I shall speak. And in a day when the children of men shall esteem my words as naught and take many of them from the book which thou shalt write, behold, I will raise up another like unto thee; and they shall be had again among the children of men—among as many as shall believe.
(Pearl of Great Price | Moses 1:37 - 41)
As you see, that man like unto Moses, was raised up and we again have the words of Moses missing or taken away from the original scriptures as a result of iniquity. And we desire all that believe in Christ co come to us or to Christ, and enjoy these blessings. And as you can see, we are also anxious indeed for the eternal welfare of your soul for as the prophets have said, when a man has tasted of the tender mercies of the LORD, his gospel and the hope of eternal life burns in his soul, he is not content with just saving himself and his family but desires that the whole world would be converted unto the LORD.
And we have plenty of resources and blessing to bestow unto the humble and meek for we know that there are souls to save every where among all the sects and denominations. These are persons who with real intent of heart seek after the truth, but cannot obtain it because they know not where to find it. And we are here to light up the way for them.
And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins.
(Book of Mormon | 2 Nephi 25:26)
And finally, brethren and sisters, both all and young and also the rising generation, if you deny not the word of Christ administered unto you since the restoration of the gospel in 1830 until now, which are plain to the understanding of all as they were from the beginning; and if you accept these things in your heart and do the as you see me doing them in obedience to the commandments of God and working your own salvation with fear and trembling, as you see me doing and enduring unto the end, you will be blessed as a great many of us are blessed.
I testify to you that these things that I say are true and that the work of the restoration to humble and unlearned men as it is, was and will continue to be administered unto the world is the strange act and the marvelous work of the lord, for in my weaknesses my strength is made perfect; and this is by the power of God or by the pouring of the Holy Ghost upon all the obedient. And without which we cannot utter a word or move a finger.
And it is by faith that my fathers have obtained the promise that these things should come unto their brethren through the Gentiles; therefore the Lord hath commanded me, yea, even Jesus Christ. And I said unto him: Lord, the Gentiles will mock at these things, because of our weakness in writing; for Lord thou hast made us mighty in word by faith, but thou hast not made us mighty in writing; for thou hast made all this people that they could speak much, because of the Holy Ghost which thou hast given them; And thou hast made us that we could write but little, because of the awkwardness of our hands.
Behold, thou hast not made us mighty in writing like unto the brother of Jared, for thou madest him that the things which he wrote were mighty even as thou art, unto the overpowering of man to read them. Thou hast also made our words powerful and great, even that we cannot write them; wherefore, when we write we behold our weakness, and stumble because of the placing of our words; and I fear lest the Gentiles shall mock at our words.
And when I had said this, the Lord spake unto me, saying: Fools mock, but they shall mourn; and my grace is sufficient for the meek, that they shall take no advantage of your weakness; And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them. Behold, I will show unto the Gentiles their weakness, and I will show unto them that faith, hope and charity bringeth unto me—the fountain of all righteousness.
(Book of Mormon | Ether 12:22 - 28)
Now brethren, you can judge yourself whether or not this not this a marvelous work and a wonder. And if you deny not the power of God you will know that it is, and these are my words and I write them for the honor and Glory of God and for the eternal benefit of yours souls in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
Attentively, an unworthy servant in the hands of Christ
Miguel Angel Tinoco Rodriguez