Changes in Heaven and on Earth


SolarWindsI’m not sure if I’ve ever published two posts in a single day. I know I’m going to be busy next week so I probably won’t have time to write then or say what’s in my heart this afternoon. I hope this is helpful to someone. It has to do with the signs of the times – that’s what my blog is all about – and this recent statement by Denver Snuffer. Here’s the quote from his second post today:

Changes in Heaven and on Earth Recently

“Ninth, there have been changes in heaven and on earth recently. I’ve done all I have done in obedience to our Lord. Things will unfold and everybody will have a more fulsome understanding of things. Be patient. Be believing. Do not despair as God’s work unfolds.” It’s numbered nine because it came from a post in which he wanted us to know ten things.

Warnings to not Despair as Events Unfold

I was pretty sure I knew what fulsome meant but looked it up anyway because it’s not a word I use every day. I would have used the word complete. It also means generous, excessive or abundant. I had to ask myself, “What changes have taken place in heaven and earth recently?” My wife asked, “How does he know this?” And why the warning to not despair as things unfold?

Electric Universe – Plasma More Powerful Than Gravity

Many of you know I have been an ardent student of the writings of Anthony Larson, which are based on the works on Immanuel Velikovsky and later, on the work of the proponents of the Electric Universe – Dave Talbott and Wal Thornhill in particular. I’m not going to bore you with their theories. I would like to share a few scriptures that came to mind as I read point nine above.

The Arm of the Lord Will Be Revealed

The first has to do with the arm of the Lord being revealed. Comets have always been considered a sign of something significant. We know they are naturally occurring objects in our solar system. Every time a new comet makes an appearance the whackos come out of the woodwork to promote their latest theory about how we had better be ready because this is it – the big one.

Watch and Be Ready – Be Prepared

We’ve been counseled to be ready for catastrophe for as long as I can remember. We have been warned to watch and be prepared, to have on hand a good supply of food, fuel and whatever else we need to survive on our own in the event the normal distribution channels are messed up. I’m going shopping for perishables in a few minutes and am grateful to have a year’s supply on hand.

Church Promotes Emergency Preparedness

Our stake had an emergency preparedness expo today. We hold it every year in conjunction with our city. Here in California, the big expected event is of course an earthquake. We’re due for a big one. Where I live in Camarillo, the elevation above sea level is 54 feet. I’ve watched the videos of Tsunamis on YouTube over the years. I wonder what I would do if one hit in my home town.

Second Coming will be a Catastrophic Event

We know the second coming of the Lord will be a completely different kind of event from his first advent when he came as a lamb. He now comes as the Lion of Judah, with a vengeance. From Isaiah: “Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompense; he will come and save you.” Isaiah 35:4

The Day of the Lord is Accompanied By Fire

Psalms 50:3 – “Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.” What will cause this fire that will accompany the second advent of the Lord? Will his coming be accompanied by loud noises? What will be tempestuous? When it comes, it will be quite noisy. It will be a time of burning, a time of fire.

The Arm of the Lord is a Significant Phrase

Isaiah 40:10 - “Behold, the Lord God will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.” What is the arm of the Lord? Is it symbolic of some natural phenomenon? What is his work that will come before him? Is this in reference to a cosmological event? Our ancestors wrote of the arm of the Lord seen in heaven.

A Day of Vengeance and Great Tribulations

Moses 7:60-63 – “… the Lord said unto Enoch: As I live, even so will I come in the last days, in the days of wickedness and vengeance … the heavens shall be darkened, and a veil of darkness shall cover the earth; and the heavens shall shake, and also the earth; and great tribulations shall be among the children of men, but my people will I preserve; … be looking forth for the time of my coming; … a New Jerusalem.

The City of Enoch will Accompany the Lord

“And the Lord said unto Enoch: Then shalt thou and all thy city meet them there … and they shall see us …” The Lord will return with the City of Enoch, which was once a piece of the earth. Everyone will see it. The City of Enoch was “taken up” from the earth and “fled.” A large portion of the earth will return. It may remain in close orbit above the earth when it comes.

The Sign of the Son of Man

Matt 24:3-5 speaks of the sign of the coming of the Lord. The sign of the son of man in heaven is described. All the tribes of the earth shall mourn. Everyone shall see his coming in great glory. There shall be the sound of trumpets accompany his return. I other scriptures these sounds are said to be loud and long, lasting perhaps for days or weeks. What is the sign of the Son of man?

Close Encounter With a Celestial Object

Joseph said the world will tell us it is a comet or a planet. It will be. The earth will have some sort of close encounter with a celestial object that will cause great destruction. Is this something that will come to pass in our lifetime? Is this perhaps what Denver was referring to when he said changes have been made in heaven and on earth? What are these changes? Who will tell us?

The Powers of Heaven Shall Be Shaken

Luke 21:25-27 – “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.” The scientific mind in me asks, “Could this be some sort of an EMP?”

The Sun and the Moon Shall be Darkened

We should look for unusual things happening in the sun and the moon at the time of the coming of the Lord. In other places we read that the sun and the moon will be darkened and that the moon will appear blood red. Even the stars will look different. Perhaps they will be in different places in the heavens because the earth will change on its axis to align with a celestial visitor.

The Moon Shall Turn to Blood

D&C 34:7-9 – “… the time is soon at hand that I shall come in a cloud with power and great glory. And it shall be a great day at the time of my coming, for all nations shall tremble. 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 Stars Shall Fall to the Earth

The Lord has forewarned us and given clear indication of things that will happen before he comes again. We should look for the sun to be darkened, the moon to be blood red in color, the stars to look different, and great destructions on the earth. Some stars shall fall [to the earth] perhaps refers to portions of the earth returning. We can read more in the book of Revelation.

Signs of the Exodus Will Be Repeated

Section 45 contains in-depth details of the signs that will precede and accompany the Lord’s advent. Every one of these phrases has particular meanings that have been used by the Lord’s prophets for millennia. We would do well to take them one by one to study and understand. Many have occurred in the past, especially during the Exodus. Will they possibly occur again?

New Heavens – Portions of the Earth Returned

Isa 65:17 – “For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.” Things are going to dramatically change when the Lord comes again. The phrase “new heavens” to me indicates that there will be portions of the earth hovering close by. New earth means that the earth will look dramatically different.

The Polar Configuration of Planets

We are told elsewhere that the continents will be joined again. I am of the opinion that the waters of the ocean will be gathered at the poles, exposing much of the earth. You can read a fictional account I am putting together based on these scriptures in a book I tentatively have entitled, Red Sky. It’s all conjecture, but I’m especially pleased with the outcome of chapters 4, 6, 11 and 12.

Remember, it’s just fiction. What do you think?

10 Responses

  1. I’m in Guatemala serving mission with my wife. I enjoy your blog thanks for writing it.i like you have learned much from Denver Snuffer. I usually never comment but you said you lived in Camarillo calif. my 1st cousin lives their he has a large family like we do. His name is Dave Barlow. Thanks again for your writing.

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    • Hi Gary,

      I sit next to Dave every Sunday in our High Priest Group meeting. He is our ward mission leader. Lorraine serves in the Stake YW Presidency. Their eldest son, McKay is our Bishop. They are a wonderful family. One of Dave’s daughters serves on the church General Relief Society board. Our ward and stake have been blessed immensely by Dave and his family over the years. I used to be his home teacher for awhile.

      Thanks for reading and sharing. God bless you in your mission. I served in Central America 76-78). It was a much bigger mission area then. There are now six missions there. Back then we transferred out of each country ever six months for via requirements: Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Belize. Could not proselyte in Belize until just after I left and the 1978 revelation. Cheers. I’ll say hi to Dave tomorrow and mention you and I chatted. He’s a great guy.

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  2. I would like to add some of these signs that could be these. Not saying they are just possibilities.

    Blood moons are rare, but there will be 4 consecutive ones in the next two years. All on jewish holidays.

    See here: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NY2OrHdlCaY/UPjujGsbjXI/AAAAAAAAAH4/YZiRlXMjLsU/s1600/2014-2015BloodMoons.jpg

    Now what about dispensations?

    Denver writes:

    August 2013, Current Events wrote:
    The time is upon us. The heavens are open. Not for someone other than you. Not for some “special” leader. They are open for YOU. Stop looking around – look up. That is where you fill find not only a testimony of God, but God’s handiwork on display. (D&C 88: 42-47.)

    Also,

    Pending questions, Jul 2012 ”
    … Now that about four generations have passed, at some point the Lord will open the heavens again, and we will see His hand moving to allow another opportunity. When that happens, things will be finished. It will be different from what we got through Joseph. It will reflect what might have been given anciently through Moses, and what was offered and rejected through Joseph Smith. It will make possible the establishment of a city of refuge where the Lord can come and dwell with His people (D&C 101: 16-18). You should note, however, that the Law from Moses till Jesus Christ did not change.

    Dispensations mark changes, like the great dance in the sky moves from constellation to constellation. The turning shows change, the Dispensations here reflect it, the heavens testify the Lord knew the end from the beginning. This is why the stars testify of the Lord’s plan and move to bear that testimony (D&C 88: 45-47).”

    The sky moves from constellatin to constellation? What sort of things denotes that? Which marks a new dispensation.

    This is taken from another website (not denver).
    “Some astrologers say the Age of Aquarius actually began in 2012. That’s because they believe the star Regulus in the constellation Leo the Lion marked the ancient border between the constellations Leo and Cancer. This star moved to within 30o of the September equinox point in 2012, meaning that Regulus left the sign Leo to enter the sign Virgo in that year. Presuming equal-sized constellations in antiquity, that places the border of the constellations Pisces and Aquarius at 150o west of Regulus, or at the March equinox point. By this reckoning, the Age of Aquarius started in 2012.”

    Here we have one example of a cross over for a constellation. We have seen famines, comets crashing, weird weather recently to the extreme.

    I think this is enough to add some interesting highlights of the heavens. This is not proof, absolute, but purely speculative on my part. Take it for what its worth. But I know our time is really short, really short. Are we prepared?

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  3. Tim, have you noticed that there is a difference between sun being darkened and the moon being turned to blood and the sun being darkened moon not giving her light?

    Whenever the scriptures speak of the moon being turned to blood it’s always accompanied with a qualifier stating that it will happen before the Lord comes, such as the following:

    “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; (D&C 29:14)

    The moon not giving her light is something that happens just barely before he comes and is a condition that may still exist WHEN Christ comes. For example:

    32 And again shall the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, be fulfilled.
    33 And immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven shall be shaken…
    36 And, as I said before, after the tribulation of those days, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken, then shall appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven, and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn; and they shall see the Son of Man coming in the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory; (JS Matthew)

    The darkness that occurs at this time is also verified in other scriptures, for example:

    46 And it shall be said: Who is this that cometh down from God in heaven with dyed garments; yea, from the regions which are not known, clothed in his glorious apparel, traveling in the greatness of his strength?
    47 And he shall say: I am he who spake in righteousness, mighty to save.
    48 And the Lord shall be red in his apparel, and his garments like him that treadeth in the wine-vat.
    49 And so great shall be the glory of his presence that the sun shall hide his face in shame, and the moon shall withhold its light, and the stars shall be hurled from their places. (D&C 133)

    Enoch also saw this day, we read:

    60 And the Lord said unto Enoch: As I live, even so will I come in the last days, in the days of wickedness and vengeance, to fulfil the oath which I have made unto you concerning the children of Noah;
    61 And the day shall come that the earth shall rest, but before that day the heavens shall be darkened, and a veil of darkness shall cover the earth; and the heavens shall shake, and also the earth; and great tribulations shall be among the children of men, but my people will I preserve;

    The darkness at this time is reminiscent of the conditions that existed in the Americas just following the Lord crucifixion and preceding his visit to the Nephites. This of course is no surprise since the Book of Mormon gives us a pattern for the Second Coming.

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  4. You wrote another blog post wherein you express your opinion that there’s more to the sun being darkened and the moon turning to blood than had happened back when Pres. Hinckley told us in General Conference that Joel’s prophecy was fulfilled. I wish I could find exactly where I saw it, and I wish I had more than one source for it, but the Smith / Sjodahl “Doctrine and Covenants Commentary” says the term is in fact a code phrase to say that evil and secret groups have taken the majority of world power. I hesitate to describe any prophecy as purely metaphorical, and hate to accept an idea on the basis of only one witness. But I also would have a hard time arguing that evil groups are in power essentially everywhere.

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    • er… that should say “I would have a hard time arguing that evil groups are *not* in power essentially everywhere.” I’m not going to buy wholeheartedly in to The Worldwide Jewish Conspiracy or anything just yet, but crimes committed and covered up in high places to gain power and money? Yeah, I’m sure that happens all over the place.

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    • I happen to have Smith & Sjodahl’s D&C Commentary – one of my favorites. I have marked the dates I first read it cover to cover – July / August 1975, a year before my mission. I’ve looked up the commentary on page 151 for D&C 29:14, where we read these two signs “will be a literal appearance of these heavenly bodies, and not a figure of speech.” There’s more including Joseph’s statement on the one grand sign of the Son of Man in Heaven, “But what will the world do?…”

      But it’s late now so I’ll do some more looking for details of your intriguing comment about Sun darkened and moon into blood being code phrase for evil and secret groups taking the majority of world power. I don’t doubt that has happened, but I don’t recall reading that in the D&C Commentary. I’ll update this comment if I find it. Much appreciate your thoughts on this, since we know secret combinations will abound in the last days.

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      • It’s one of my favorites as well, and I’m grateful for your comment. I wish I had read that book before my own mission!

        It’s hardly rare for a prophecy to be fulfilled both literally and figuratively — in fact, perhaps all prophecy is fulfilled that way, in the same way that no commandment is strictly temporal or spiritual. Perhaps President Hinckley was saying we’ve already seen the figurative fulfillment, and perhaps we still await the literal fulfillment. Or perhaps we’ve already seen the literal fulfillment, too, after volcanoes and wildfires have darkened the sun and reddened the moon. In much the same way that there will be a scientific explanation for the prophesied celestial object you mention, the darkened sun and blood red moon can have a scientific explanation while still fulfilling prophecy.

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  5. I like chapter 11 where we find out Manny’s name is Immanuel Volinsky! Immanuel Velikovsky anybody? Nice association.

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  6. Blood Moons, Pretrib Rapture, Etc.

    Heard of the coming blood moons? Is the pretrib rapture symbolized by anything in the heavens?
    Hal Lindsey, influenced by occultic astrology, asserts on p. 124 in “The Late Great Planet Earth” that the famous Sphinx in Egypt has the head of a “woman” – even though encyclopedias say it’s the head of a “man”! Hal’s plagiarism on that page of a 19th century British theologian is his acceptance of the occultic Virgo-to-Leo theory – a “Christian” zodiac arbitrarily starting with Virgo (Virgin Mary) and ending with Leo (Christ returning as “Lion,” Rev. 5:5).
    Those who swallow this guesswork often see Ursa Minor (part of Cancer which precedes Leo) as a heavenly “symbol” of a pretrib rapture!
    Pretribs also insist on separating the “church” from “Israel” – but when you aren’t looking (or thinking) they blithely “prove” pretrib by the Jewish feasts in Leviticus, the stages of a Hebrew wedding (Google “Pretrib Rapture: A Staged Event”), and the one “taken” and the other “left” in “Jewish” Matthew 24.
    Amazingly, Jewishness (and even anti-Jewishness) has been uncovered even in pretrib dispensationalism’s 19th century foundation (Google “Roots of Warlike Christian Zionism”)!
    The current “blood moons” craze (promoted by lunar persons including rock musician Scottie Clarke and John Hagee) is tied to – you guessed it – the same old Jewish feast days.
    Yes, there’s something colored red in the future of the church, but I don’t have moons in mind. What will really turn red will be the collective faces of many when it finally dawns on them that their any-moment fly-away was nothing more than an end time hoax!

    / The foregoing gem was seen on the web. Any reaction to it? /

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