The Prophet Daniel Through the Power of the Spirit of Prophecy and Revelation Explains to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon not Long After 600 B.C. That Which Would Occur in the Latter-days.
Old Testament, Daniel 2: 37 Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory.
38 And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold.
39 And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth.
40 And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.
41 And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.
42 And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.
43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.
44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.Then in the early Nineteenth Century This Occurred:
Isaiah 29:4 And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust (Referring to the Book of Mormon.)Then the Lord in Fulfillment of another Old Testament Prophecy, would have the Book of Mormon Take It's Place Along Side The Holy Bible as a Testament of Jesus Christ!
Ezekiel 37:16 Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick (anciently scriptures were bound to a stick), and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions (the Holy Bible): then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, (the Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ) and for all the house of Israel his companions:I now quote from the Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ, the words of an angel of God to Nephi, Son of Lehi as Recorded in the Book of Mormon:
17 And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one (the Bible and the Book of Mormon) in thine hand.
18 ¶ And when the children of thy people shall speak unto thee, saying, Wilt thou not shew us what thou meanest by these?
19 Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, (The Book of Mormon) and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah (The Holy Bible), and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand.
20 ¶ And the sticks (scriptures) whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand before their eyes. ( clarification and emphasis added)
I Nephi 14: 7 For the time cometh, saith the Lamb of God, that I will work a great and a marvelous work among the children of men; a work which shall be everlasting, either on the one hand or on the other—either to the convincing of them unto peace and life eternal, or unto the deliverance of them to the hardness of their hearts and the blindness of their minds unto their being brought down into captivity, and also into destruction, both temporally and spiritually, according to the captivity of the devil, of which I have spoken.Now what Nephi saw by the power of the Gift of Prophecy and Revelation way back in his time on earth (sometime between 600 and 592 B.C.) was the Church of the Lamb of God, and also another church, the Church of the Devil. As the angel told Nephi there are two churches only in that day to come (our time on earth), the Church of the Lamb of God, (the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).
8 And it came to pass that when the angel had spoken these words, he said unto me (Nephi) Rememberest thou the covenants of the Father unto the house of Israel? I said unto him, Yea.
9 And it came to pass that he said unto me: Look, and behold that great and abominable church, which is the mother of abominations, whose founder is the devil.
10 And he said unto me: Behold there are save two churches only; the one is the church of the Lamb of God, and the other is the church of the devil; wherefore, whoso belongeth not to the church of the Lamb of God belongeth to that great church, which is the mother of abominations; and she is the whore of all the earth.
11 And it came to pass that I looked and beheld the whore of all the earth, and she sat upon many waters; and she had dominion over all the earth, among all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people.
12 And it came to pass that I beheld the church of the Lamb of God, and its numbers were few, because of the wickedness and abominations of the whore who sat upon many waters; nevertheless, I beheld that the church of the Lamb, who were the saints of God, were also upon all the face of the earth; and their dominions upon the face of the earth were small, because of the wickedness of the great whore whom I saw.
13 And it came to pass that I beheld that the great mother of abominations did gather together multitudes upon the face of all the earth, among all the nations of the Gentiles, to fight against the Lamb of God.
14 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, beheld the power of the Lamb of God, that it descended upon the saints of the church of the Lamb, and upon the covenant people of the Lord, who were scattered upon all the face of the earth; and they were armed with righteousness and with the power of God in great glory. (emphasis and clarification added)
And then and all of the other churches on the entire earth together were to be considered by the God of Heaven, (according to His holy angel who was speaking to Nephi through the power of the gift of prophecy and revelation) to be the church of the Devil.
Now because of that true prophecy of an angel of God we can expect that as mentioned by the angel of the Lord in verse 14 above, the Church of the Lamb of God (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) would be spread over the entire earth, similarly to what the angel said in verse twelve above. I now re quote that verse:
I Nephi 14: 14 "And it came to pass that I, Nephi, beheld the power of the Lamb of God, that it descended upon the saints of the church of the Lamb, and upon the covenant people of the Lord, who were scattered upon all the face of the earth; and they were armed with righteousness and with the power of God in great glory." (emphasis added)Presently there are just over fourteen million members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but it continues to grow rapidly, and as the angel is quoted above saying:
I Nephi 14: 12 "their dominions upon the face of the earth were small, because of the wickedness of the great whore (all other churches) whom I saw."After all, the total population of the earth is estimated to be nearing seven billion persons, therefore fourteen million members of the Lord's true church is relatively small just as was prophesied in the scripture.
The Resurrected Jesus Christ, Lamb, Lion and Children Together Typify the Millenium!
Daniel 2:44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.Now I invite you to experience a musical video featuring the Mormon Tabernacle Choir which graphically shows: The Rapid Growth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as it has been preparing for the Millennium which is expected to begin right at the Second Coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
This video was produced in about the year 2004, when there were 2,665 stakes throughout the world. Since then there have been 274 new stakes of the Church added throughout the world, (including one in Moscow, Russia on June 5, 2011). As of October 2011 there are now 1,480 stakes in the U.S.A. and 1,459 stakes outside of the U.S.A. making a total of 2,939 stakes worldwide.
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