I watched this video by Matt Walsh a few days ago (the title of this post is the title of the video). I found his advice on prayer to be quite enlightening. I have not prayed on my knees much lately, except for during sacrament (bread and wine) prayers. Listening to Matt's words, and following his advice did seem to bring me closer to God during my prayers.
Monday, March 7, 2022
Sunday, February 20, 2022
I am making today a day of fasting and prayer for the peaceful protestors who are being treated violently by their respective governments. The idea came to me as I was praying for the peaceful protestors in Ottawa who are being treated violently, and the protestors in other countries. Apparently, the local police force was not willing to do so, so Trudeau brought in mercenary police from other parts of Canada to torment and inflict violence on the truckers, their supporters, their wives, children, and animals. The mercenaries even trampled a disabled woman on a scooter (there are photos on the internet showing her and her scooter on the ground).
Canada has tried to hide it by preventing Canadians from uploading videos to YouTube and other places, but some people have their IP addresses hidden, so things get out anyway. Australia also has been doing what it can to prevent people from sharing their protests that have violent police retaliation, so little is known about what is going on there. And there are other countries where people are tired of the insanity and of the dictatorships they currently live under (which, 2 1/2 years ago, did not exist - or didn't seem to exist). Their protests are also being hidden. Media will not cover these protests, unless they give it a spin to lie about what is actually happening, but mostly mainstream media is silent.
As I saw a short video of Canadian protestors kneeling in prayer yesterday, it reminded me of the converted Lamanites who kneeled and prayed, even as their enemies came upon them and started killing them. It also reminded me of the wicked city Ammonihah, who chased out the men then killed the women and children. God destroyed that city in one day. Not one soul was left alive.
And, this morning, as I was raising my voice in prayer to God along with whoever else might be praying about this tyranny all over the planet, it occurred to me to spend the day in fasting and prayer, and I invite whoever reads this to join me. Even if you can't do it today, or you read this on another day, I invite you to join me when you can do it. If you cannot go without food, find some other sacrifice you can offer the Lord as you focus on begging God to end the tyranny that is happening in so many countries.
The ordinary man and woman are trying - have been trying for a long time now - to stand up, to change rules in their so-called free countries where the people are supposed to be the ones choosing the leaders.
I pray that the wicked leaders of these countries (and the countries that don't pretend to give freedom to their citizens) and the wicked men/women who are actually pulling the strings are destroyed by the power of God (whether they are official politicians or not), unless God can pull them down into the depths of hell in this life, so that they might repent and change, and be saved at the last day.
Please join me. Please join all of us who are fasting and praying that God will step in.
God goes by many names. You can be any religion at all (or no religion at all) and join in this fasting and prayer. Let's spread this all over the planet, so that millions and maybe billions of prayers are going up into the ears of the Creator of this planet.
Edit: I am fasting from food. I believe that all fasts should include water. I believe that when Jesus fasted for 40 days, he still drank water. The devil tempted him with food, not water.
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
An idea came to me about the spring equinox and the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I found a list of equinoxes, but I was hoping to find one that included days of the week. At this moment, I'm not inclined to search for which days the spring equinoxes may have been on a Saturday (supposing Christ died the day before and rose the day after) somewhere between AD 20 and AD 40.
Anyway, this is my theory - in light of the fact that Joseph was born soon after the winter solstice, when the light began to conquer dark, and the fact that God chose a servant whose last name was Snuffer (and whose initials are D.S.) - it seems to me that there must be some symbolism surrounding Jesus' atonement, death and resurrection.
So, our Lord died in the spring. What if he died the day before the equinox, symbolizing the darkness of the world and of devils; was gone during the time all is equal; and rose again the day after, symbolizing the conquering of Light over Darkness?
If I can swing it (get all the supplies together), I intend to celebrate Passover on the day before the spring equinox this year and celebrate the Resurrection the day after the spring equinox (with bread and wine in the early morning). I'm not sure what to do on the day of the actual equinox. And, I also intend to read about Christ's suffering and death from Come, Let Us Adore Him the day before the equinox - and the part about his resurrection the day after the equinox.
All of this because it is my belief that that is probably when the atonement, death and resurrection happened and that that may be why there are so many ancient monuments that are aligned to the spring equinox (see Graham Hancock's books - The monuments are in Egypt, North America, South America, and other places on the planet).
I'm going to misapply the following scripture. It is talking about slaves in the 1800s, but I see a current application happening right now - about to burst in places like Canada and Australia.
And it shall come to pass, after many days, slaves shall rise up against their masters, who shall be marshaled and disciplined for war.
(Doctrine and Covenants | Section 87:4)
We appear to be enslaved, some countries (and states/provinces within those countries) more than others. It seems to me that the slaves are rising up. So far, it is peaceful last I heard. Protests, truckers lining up with the full support of an incredible number of people (the trucker protest in Australia, so I'm told, was kept quiet by their powers that be, who prevented phone signals from uploading videos to the internet so that the works of the Australian gov't could be in the dark. Many countries are hiding the protests, trying to give an illusion that everyone is only too happy to comply with something that has killed a lot of people, and maimed even more (see the first post I made today for one example).
In some places, it is illegal to buy or sell without the
As the enslaved world populations rise up against their masters, will their masters fall into the pit that the masters dug?
Verses 5 and 6 of the above section:
And it shall come to pass also that the remnants who are left of the land will marshal themselves, and shall become exceedingly angry, and shall vex the Gentiles with a sore vexation. And thus, with the sword and by bloodshed the inhabitants of the earth shall mourn; and with famine, and plague, and earthquake, and the thunder of heaven, and the fierce and vivid lightning also, shall the inhabitants of the earth be made to feel the wrath, and indignation, and chastening hand of an Almighty God, until the consumption decreed hath made a full end of all nations;Who are the remnants? Those whose ancestors who were living in north, south, and central America a thousand years ago, only? Or does it mean more than that? Could it mean those who have survived the onslaught of the secret combinations all over the planet?
ALL nations. This seems to be worldwide, not just the western continents.
And the blood of that great and abominable church, which is the whore of all the earth, shall turn upon their own heads; for they shall war among themselves, and the sword of their own hands shall fall upon their own heads, and they shall be drunken with their own blood.
1 Nephi 22:13 (Book of Mormon)
And the righteous need not fear, for they are those who shall not be confounded. But it is the kingdom of the devil, which shall be built up among the children of men, which kingdom is established among them which are in the flesh—For the time speedily shall come that all churches which are built up to get gain, and all those who are built up to get power over the flesh, and those who are built up to become popular in the eyes of the world, and those who seek the lusts of the flesh and the things of the world, and to do all manner of iniquity; yea, in fine, all those who belong to the kingdom of the devil are they who need fear, and tremble, and quake; they are those who must be brought low in the dust; they are those who must be consumed as stubble; and this is according to the words of the prophet.
1 Nephi 22:13 (Book of Mormon)
And every nation which shall war against thee, O house of Israel, shall be turned one against another, and they shall fall into the pit which they digged to ensnare the people of the Lord. And all that fight against Zion shall be destroyed, and that great whore, who hath perverted the right ways of the Lord, yea, that great and abominable church, shall tumble to the dust and great shall be the fall of it.
(Book of Mormon | 1 Nephi 22:14)
That no weapon formed against them shall prosper; that he who diggeth a pit for them shall fall into the same himself
(Doctrine and Covenants | Section 109:25)