The Marvelous Work and a Wonder / Great and Marvelous Work (GMW) 1 Neph 14:7 Isaiah 28:21, D&C 95:4; 101:95,
The purpose of this work is to bring all of Gods Children, (or provide a method to do so, if they accept it) as one fold with one Shepard, with a knowledge of their redeemer and the fullness of the Gospel (Good News) gained by the holy ghost, under His eternal Covenant Plan: summed up in 3 Nephi 16, The main event being the (pre ezra(PE): new gathering) return of the lost 10 tribes which Jeremiah saw.
(The meat of this whole section moved to the Day of the Lord 10/31/2018 based on 1 Neph 14:17., on 2/11/23 it moved to the first half of Daniel’s 3.5 years based on the rapture moving to the mid point per Pickering’s timeline… This will require “…the aday cometh that the bwrath of God..” to include the whole 7 year period ??? ) Looking at 1 Nephi 14:17 the Day of Wrath is where the GMW starts...and the purpose of the latter-day portion of the work is: “..TG Israel, Restoration of…” A key part of which is the Greater Exodus!
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The last days portion of the Great and Marvelous Work 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 Israel from Egypt…but he who delivered them from the north and restored them to their lands. (see Jeremiah 16:14-15 and 23:7-8) Pay attention to the reason stated in 2 Nephi 27:21 (show that I am able to do mine own work) for the great and marvelous work that is to follow 2 Nephi 27:26. Notice that it is associated with the reason for leaving the book sealed until a latter date. To me this means that the bringing forth of the sealed portion of the Book of Mormon is directly linked to the restoration (PE gathering) of the House of Israel. (see 2 Nephi 25:17) The concept of the plain and precious truths lost in the bible and revealed/restore through the Book of Mormon (Maxwell Institute book: 1st Nephi: Joseph Spencer, BYU 2020) is the connection of Old and New covenants being interconnected not disconnected:
(Dispensationalism) as believed by most of Christianity today. (Old Testament (Salvation by Works failed and was done away)…. The New covenant of (Salvation by Grace is the path to salvation)…).
When the GMW starts it will be clear that God still remembers and honors the covenants of old and they flow directly into the new, all as one complete and continuous work of salvation.
This work includes:
of the wheat from among the tares, prior to the burning: Alma 26, D&C
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.
Alma 26:6-7 “…Yea, they shall not be beaten down by the storm at the last day; yea, neither shall they be harrowed up by the whirlwinds; but when the astorm cometh they shall be gathered together in their place, that the storm cannot penetrate to them; yea, neither shall they be driven with fierce winds whithersoever the enemy listeth to carry them.
… But behold, they are in the hands of the Lord of the aharvest, and they are his; and he will braise them up at the last day.”
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 20:18, 21:24, Ether 13:6-8, Hosea 1:11
But still there is a center place, a place where the chief temple shall stand, a place to which the Lord shall come, a place whence the law shall go forth to govern all the earth in that day when [Christ] reigns personally upon the earth. And that center place is what men now call Independence in Jackson County, Missouri, but which in a day to come will be the Zion of our God and the City of Holiness of his people. The site is selected; the place is known; the decree has gone forth; and the promised destiny is assured.’ (Bruce R McConkie, New Witness for the Articles of Faith, 595)
B Rush’s work
seems to combine the next two events into one (Lion of Jacob is the
return of the lost 10 tribes)
and also the Jeremiah -15
event. He has the lost ten returning as a mighty Army, from off the earth (Nehemiah
1:9, Duet 30:4) driving out the Anti-Christ from
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
16 + (2021) 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 wrath.
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. The work of Michael B Rush (found by me in Nov 2022) also concludes that the lion of Jacob and the return of the lost tribes are one and he same event.
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
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
Also: The “Lion of Jacob” event fits with the Greater Exodus as
explained by Eddie Chumney (found on youtube
Returning 10 tribes view: Check out Michael B Rush web site: https://the-roaring-lion-book-store.myshopify.com/
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.
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
"…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
"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
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
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 concerning
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.
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.
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."
is 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 come to
What do we have inferred from other sources?