The Marvelous Work and a Wonder / Great and Marvelous Work (GMW)1 Neph 14:7 (Part of or same as His strange act? Isaiah 28:21, D&C 95:4; 101:95 )
3 Nephi 16:11
(The meat of this whole section moved to the Day of the Lord 10/31/2018 based on 1 Neph 14:17. ) Looking at 1 Nephi 14:17 the Day of Wrath is where the GMW starts...???? This seemed to be out of place. For me this should be part of the Arm raised phase so for now it will be a section of its own.
The following 8 events (sequence partially based on 3 Nephi -29 : 9/30/2020
update) are the portion of the great and marvelous work that has yet to take
place. It is the portion of the work that Jeremiah saw and prophesied
that no longer would the Lord be known as the one who led the Children of
I see the following events as portions of the same work of the Lords servants viewed from different sides. Aspects of them making up the events to follow.
New Jerusalem built up; They, the Ten Tribes (or a remnant of the ten??), you, the Lamanites, and the believing of us, also carrying the blood of Israel, will jointly build the city to our God, the New Jerusalem, :3 Neph 20:22 ; 21:23, D&C 45:66; 57:1-3, Ether 13:6
I believe that this is also an event that is not well
understood by many within the church. As the members of the House of
I believe most within the church know that a
"…we expect to build a temple different from all other
temples in some respects. ……. We expect to build a temple much
larger, very much larger, according to the revelation God gave to us forty
years ago in regard to that temple. …… there will be 24 different
compartments in the
According to accounts dealing with this event we know that
"The names of the temples to be built on the painted
squares,…to be called, house of the Lord, for the presidency of the High and
Most Holy priesthood,… the sacred apostolic repository, for the use of
the bishop. .. the holy evangelical house,
for the high priesthood of the holy order of God. …. house of
the Lord, for the elders of
From this we learn the names of each unit and understand the
use of each at a high level. There are questions around the layout and
placement of the units (Temples/rooms). let's
look at a comment made by Ronald E. Romig;
"Though probably inaccurate, his statement does
theoretically suggest that revisions may have led to an alternative method of
locating the beginning point of the city. The "spot" may have become
dissociated from the corner of the temple, and changed to the "Southeast"
corner of the ten acre block for the temples of the Presidency.." (Ronald E Romig.
The 1833 Plat of Zion that I have seen shows two 10 acre lots
with 12 units (Temples/rooms) in each lot. As pointed out by Romig, the location of the individual units within the 10
acre lot is unknown. I'm not sure the exact location is that important
but rather the purpose or function of the units.
Brother Dyer provides an expanded view of the function of these units. In an article dealing with educational systems he provides this view:
"… This complex will no doubt be erected to serve administrative purposes in the governing of the earth during the period of the millennium. … there were no separate school buildings. … There are no separate places of worship either, so the temple becomes the house of worship, the school, and the temple." (Alvin R. Dyer. Education: Moving Toward and Under the Law of Consecration. BYU Studies, Vol. 10, No. 1, p.5 BYU 1969)
So, at that time, the vision of the
Christ will also visit the Saints gathered here after the temple is built:
The Three Nephites are to play a role in this work. see 3 Neph 28. I'm guessing that many of the servant figure roles could be accomplished by the Three Nephites.
31 Therefore, great and marvelous works shall be wrought by them, before the agreat and coming day when all people must surely stand before the judgment-seat of Christ;
32 Yea even among the Gentiles shall there be a agreat and marvelous work wrought by them, before that judgment day.
"The appearance at the city of
The remnant that believe in Christ as their Savior are gathered in 1 Neph 14:7, 2 Neph 10:5-9, 2 Neph 25:15-18, 2 Neph 30:7, 3 Nephi 21:24, Hosea 1:11
:Lion of Jacob : Malachi 4:1-3, 1 Nephi , 3 Neph , 3 Neph -20, , Mormon , Micah 5:8 (Is the "..he shall be saved out of it" part of this gathering? Jer 30:7)
This is another event(s) that not many in the church
understand (or is it that I'm confused). I keep seeing a reoccurring
theme that to me is very obvious. The Lion of Jacob theme is repeated with the
gathering scene in D&C 133 associated with the return of the Lost 10
Tribes. Notice verse 28: "their enemies shall become prey unto
them." Many see the gathering of the remnant of the House of
Israel that started with the restoration of the Gospel and has grown to current
13 million as the complete fulfillment of the prophecy concerning the restoration
of the House of Israel in the latter days. I see the Lion of Jacob theme
as a key component of the Great and Marvelous work. A
time when the gathering is done with great power. The commencement
of the great and marvelous work starts with the wrath of God being poured out
on the great and abominable church ( 1 Neph )
which is the time of the lion of Jacob. Follow the references on the
Looking at the scriptures associated with this event it appears as though the gentiles have an option on rather this applies top them or not. Most of the scriptures leave the option for them to repent and avoid the wrath of the Lord via this remnant of Jacob. This cleansing work of the Lord, done in great power, will be a portion of the great and marvelous gathering of the House of Israel returning them to their prominent role in the salvation of mankind. To date we have yet to see this component associated with any of the gathering that has taken place. Once the final gathering starts look for this theme to be a major piece of the work.
I will make the wilderness a pool: Isa 41:18-20, D&C 133:29
As a confirmation of what the world is witnessing is divine,
the Lord will create a miracle for all the world to
see. As great as the gathering will be it will be accompanied by the
miracle of water shooting forth from desert land to transform the location into
a beautiful, green place. Some have speculated that the lost ten tribes
returned and that prophecy was fulfilled with the establishment of the State of
Israel and the migration of Jews from
Lamanites shall Blossom as the rose: D&C 49:24
As a result of the gathering work the Lamanites will return to a place of prominence.
Return of the lost ten tribes "from the north countries," :D&C 133:26-34, 2 Neph 29 :13-14, Jeremiah 3:18; 16:14-15, 23:7-8;31:8-11
This topic requires further exploration. It is clear to
me that this is tied closely with the Lion of Jacob theme and the time when the
wilderness will be a pool. This event is also a key item in the
restoration of all things including the restoration of the House of Israel in
this the dispensation of the fullness of times. As far as timing goes,
looking at D&C 133, I would think that this will be late in the 2nd
half of Danilels 7 year period so this might not be
the best place to put it. Many believe that the lost 10 tribes will
not return as a group or body while others are looking for a cohesive group to
return with their leaders and scriptures. A rough poll conducted on the
Yahoo site showed (
A quick review of history reminds us that the northern tribes of
"….. They who are in the north countries shall come
into remembrance before the Lord; and their prophets shall hear his voice, and
shall no longer stay themselves; and they shall smite the rocks and the ice
shall flow down at their presence. And an highway
shall be cast up in the midst of the great deep. Their enemies shall become a
prey unto them, and in the barren deserts there shall come forth pools of
living water; and the parched ground shall no longer be a thirsty land."
In the scattering of
"You know, a lot of people have an idea that these
tribes that are lost are not lost at all, they are just coming in among us all
the time. They are not coming in among us all the time. We are gathering
Brother McConkie adds that they will bring their scriptures with them when they return.
"But many lost scriptures already have been restored,
and much more is yet to come. …. When the lost tribes of
Brother McConkie also states that they will come under the direction of the President of the Church who holds the keys for this great event.
"In due course the Lost Tribes of Israel will return and come to the children of Ephraim to receive their blessings. This great gathering will take place under the direction of the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for he holds the keys of "the gathering of Israel from the four parts of the earth, and the leading of the ten tribes from the land of the north" (Bruce R. McConkie. Mormon Doctrine. p.458)
The church manual spells it out fairly clearly: (RMWilson from the study group provides this comment:)
Enrichment D - pages 11 & 12 (in part)
(D-6) The Return of the Ten Tribes
At a conference held 3-6 June 1831 in Kirtland, Ohio, the Prophet Joseph Smith explained that John the Beloved was then ministering among the lost tribes of Israel, preparing them for their return to again possess the lands of their fathers (see History of the Church, 1:176" D&C 77:14). Five years later, Moses appeared in the Kirtland Temple to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery and committed to them the keys of the priesthood for "the gathering of Israel from the four parts of the earth, and the leading of the ten tribes from the land of the north" (D&C 110:11). It is apparent from this passage that though the main body of ten of the tribes is lost, there are representatives of all twelve tribes scattered throughout the earth. This statement can be explained as follows:
I see this as being a major component of the portion of the Great and marvelous work yet to come forth. Looking at D&C 133 this event is part of the Lion of Jacob event. In October 2003 I moved this event from just after the "The remnant that believe in Christ as their Savior are gathered in" to this location based on the timeline given in 3 Nephi 21:8-27
This is a temporary holding place for the known servant figure John. I didn’t want to place Him in the unknown servant figure area since we know who he is. This temporary placeholder for John is based on His role in the gathering of the lost tribes. He may move based on other roles that John may fill.
John the Beloved/Revelator:
What role will John play in these latter-days? There has been much speculation concerning this to include “every Last-days servant figure is John”.
So what do we know from scripture?
John has a mission to gather the lost tribes.
Q. What are
we to understand by the little book which was
eaten by John, as mentioned in the 10th chapter of Revelation?
A. We are to understand that it was a mission, and an ordinance,
for him to gather the tribes of
as it is written, must come and restore all things.
We must keep in mind that John isn’t the only one to have been assigned this role, the current Prophet/President of the church holds all keys to this the final dispensation to include the keys of the gathering. D&C 110: 11 “After this vision closed, the heavens were again opened unto us; and Moses appeared before us, and committed unto us the keys of the gathering of Israel from the four parts of the earth, and the leading of the ten tribes from the land of the north."
also to preach the Gospel again (in the latter-days?)
What do we know from
statements from modern day Prophets?
We know that John has been (and may still be) among the lost tribes:
"The Spirit of the Lord," the record says,
"fell upon Joseph in an unusual manner, and he prophesied that John the
Revelator was then among the Ten Tribes of Israel that had been led away by Shalmaneser, king of
“Having spoken concerning the gathering of the
ten tribes, I will refer again to their Prophets. "Their prophets
shall hear his voice." Do not think that we are the only people who
will have Prophets. God is determined to raise
up Prophets among that people, but he will not bestow upon them all the fulness of the blessings of the Priesthood. The fulness will be reserved to be given to them after they
What do we have inferred from other sources?
Restoration of the United Order/Law of consecration (D&C 105:34.)
Placement of this event is based on a statement made by Elder Romney.
“….The final words of the Lord in suspending
the order were: "And let those commandments which I have given
However I’m not sure that we won’t see
applications of this prior to the restoration of
In what form will it come?
There is speculation concerning this event and how it will be
manifest. Some look for a complete communal application where all things are
held in common similar to how the FLDS or TLC has implemented this, where no
one owns anything. We know that the city of
Others are looking for a time when the laws mature to a point where individual ownership can be guaranteed along with protection of the solvency of a common shared entity. These laws need to protect both the entity and individual property. One problem we have seen is when the state steps in and seizes all assets associated with an entity and then subdivides the assets as it sees best (as happened with the FLDS). Maybe this could have been prevented if the order was set up using the guidelines of Elder Romney (as stated in the article above, I recommend all read the full article). Elder Romney spelled out a system where personal ownership is preserved, the people actually held legal ownership for the items they have stewardship over.
There are also many other views including the view that the United Order was only a precursor to the current corporation of the presidency of the church and we will not see a reinstatement of the law.
of the wheat from among the tares, prior to the burning: D&C 86:5-7
The parable of the wheat and the tares should be one that we all know well. Now is the direct application into the time line. I agree the gathering commenced during the restoration but this portion of the gathering, just prior to the burning, will be both physical and spiritual. I also look for the physical gathering to mirror that which happened during the restoration period.