The Plan of Destruction
Isaiah tells us that, as the Lord proceeds with his marvelous work and wonder, turning the things of the world upside down, as he remembers the covenants he made with Abraham and his children, which work is brought about in part, because “[The Gentiles] draw near [him] with their mouth, and with their lips do honour [him], but have removed their heart far from [him], and their fear toward [him] is taught by the precept of men,” those who “seek deep to hide their counsel from the Lord and whose works are in the dark,” say, “Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?” Yea, and they also say, “Surely your turning things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter’s clay!”
Today, the world hears the word of the Lord coming from voices speaking from the dust, stemming from a branch of the house of Israel, who have been brought down and are now speaking to the world from the ground, with their speach low out of the dust, whispering, as it were, from the dust and as one that has a familiar spirit, out of the ground. They describe the awful destruction of their people, which was brought about by their grievious sins and their many abominations, after having rejected the sacrifice of their Redeemer, the Lord Jesus Christ. Because they rejected him, after he had manifested himself unto their fathers, selling him for silver and gold, and for that which moth doth corrupt and which theives can break through and steal, they were led away captive by the devil, as was Adam’s son of perdition, Cain. Like him they were ultimately consigned to destruction and doom.
Yet, the voices of the righteous among them, most of whom they cast out or murdered, are a warning today to the nations of the strangers in Israel (Gentiles), who have been the very instruments in the hands of God in the judgments upon his people. The Gentiles have been his rod of punishment, as it were, and now it is especially poignant. The voices out of the ground make it clear that the enemies of the house of Israel were sent against them, because they were a hypocritical nation, and the Lord was against them. He gave their enemies charge against the people of his wrath, to take the spoil and to take the prey and to tread them down like the mire of the streets, because they had rejected Christ, the Son of God. They loved satan more than God. And because they rejected their Redeemer, the Lord took the precious knowledge of him away from them and gave it to their enemies.
But now the situation has turned around. The multitude of the Gentile nations too have rejected Christ, and even worse, they have boasted of their prowess in the destruction of Israel. They think, as did the Assyrian kings of old, that it is by their own power and by their own might that they have cut off nations not a few and destroyed the inhabitants of the land, saying in their heart, “By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man; And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the people: and as one gathereth eggs that are left, have I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped.”
But the Lord holds the Gentiles in derision. He knows them and all their works; For shall the work say of him that made it, he made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, he had no understanding? or shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood?
Isaiah likens the Gentiles of the modern Western world to the Assyrians of old who were the instruments in his hands in bringing to pass the destruction of Ephraim, as Babylon was his instrument in bringing to pass the destruction of Judah. However, as important to our understandings as these ancient relationships are, especially in the context of the message of Isaiah, now we can step back even further, and view it in our larger framework of Enoch, wherein we see that Lucifer battles strenuously against the work of God, to bring to pass the destruction of all people, as he did in the days of Noah, when all perished save for those eight souls aboard the ark, and all those who had been translated with the City of Enoch, before the flood came and took all the residue away.
Recall that, after Lucifer beguiled Eve, and thereby brought about the fall of Adam and his posterity, the Lord thwarted his intentions, by putting cherubim and the flaming sword around the tree of life, so that Adam and Eve could not put forth their hands and partake of the fruit thereof and live forever in their sins, which presumably would have given Satan dominion over them for all eternity. However, instead of being tempted to partake of the fruit of the tree of life, and thereby live forever in their fallen state, as Lucifer had no doubt intended, Adam and Eve, through the mercy and wisdom of the Lord, though they would eventually die, obtained a space to repent, a probationary period, in which they could choose to accept the propitiatory plan of salvation, which the Lord had prepared and which Lucifer evidently hadn’t counted on.
Hence, Lucifer went to Plan B: He would offer the posterity of Adam and Eve his own plan of “salvation,” which in reality is a plan of destruction, a plan wherein they could obtain the riches of gold and silver, silks and linens and, in fine, all the beautiful things of the earth that they might covet, if only they would worship him and swear an oath that by their heads they would not reveal it to anyone, who would not be willing to take upon them the same oath first, to join with them and also partake of their spoils and their abominations. The process is explained clearly by the voices from the dust:
Akish did administer unto them the oaths which were given by them of old who also sought power, which had been handed down even from Cain, who was a murderer from the beginning.
And they were kept up by the power of the devil to administer these oaths unto the people, to keep them in darkness, to help such as sought power to gain power, and to murder, and to plunder, and to lie, and to commit all manner of wickedness and whoredoms…
Wherefore, Akish administered it unto his kindred and friends, leading them away by fair promises to do whatsoever thing he desired. And it came to pass that they formed a secret combination, even as they of old; which combination is most abominable and wicked above all, in the sight of God. (Eth 8 15-18)
Lucifer deceived Cain, who not only coveted the flocks of his brother Able, but hated the commandments of God, who required the sacrifice of costly sheep to teach of things afar off, which could only be seen through the eye of faith. The fact of the matter was, the things of righteousness held no interest for Cain, but the things of this world fascinated him. So it is in every generation. There are always those who Satan can deceive with the deceit of riches and the desire for power and the lust of the flesh, as he did Cain.
Once these secret societies gain control of the governments of nations, by seducing more and more of the people, the nation upholding them ripens for destruction. Today, they are all around us in America, and, consequently, this nation is ripe for destruction. This is why Morroni warns us, as one crying from the dust, that the sword of the justice of God is in his right hand and it will soon overtake us, if we don’t repent:
And now I, Moroni, do not write the manner of their oaths and combinations, for it hath been made known unto me that they are had among all people, and they are had among the Lamanites. And they have caused the destruction of this people of whom I am now speaking, and also the destruction of the people of Nephi. And whatsoever nation shall uphold such secret combinations, to get power and gain, until they shall spread over the nation, behold, they shall be destroyed; for the Lord will not suffer that the blood of his saints, which shall be shed by them, shall always cry unto him from the ground for vengeance upon them and yet he avenge them not.
Wherefore, O ye Gentiles, it is wisdom in God that these things should be shown unto you, that thereby ye may repent of your sins, and suffer not that these murderous combinations shall get above you, which are built up to get power and gain—and the work, yea, even the work of destruction come upon you, yea, even the sword of the justice of the Eternal God shall fall upon you, to your overthrow and destruction if ye shall suffer these things to be.
Wherefore, the Lord commandeth you, when ye shall see these things come among you that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation, because of this secret combination which shall be among you; or wo be unto it, because of the blood of them who have been slain; for they cry from the dust for vengeance upon it, and also upon those who built it up. For it cometh to pass that whoso buildeth it up seeketh to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries; and it bringeth to pass the destruction of all people, for it is built up by the devil, who is the father of all lies; even that same liar who beguiled our first parents, yea, even that same liar who hath caused man to commit murder from the beginning; who hath hardened the hearts of men that they have murdered the prophets, and stoned them, and cast them out from the beginning. Wherefore, I, Moroni, am commanded to write these things that evil may be done away, and that the time may come that Satan may have no power upon the hearts of the children of men, but that they may be persuaded to do good continually, that they may come unto the fountain of all righteousness and be saved. (Eth 8:20-26)
Well, it’s now clear that these things have come among us. We can see that the government of the Gentiles has been corrupted by it, the institutions of the Gentiles have been corrupted by it, and a great part of the people has been corrupted by it. And because iniquity abounds, the Lord has laid his hands upon the nations, to scourge them for their wickedness. Plagues have gone forth and shall not be taken from the earth, until the wicked are destoyed from off the face thereof.
Plagues of poisonous flouride in the tap water, deadly genetically modified foods in the grocery stores, noxious chemical sprays in the “friendly” skies, immunity disease agents and cancer viruses in the vaccines, gender-bending BPA in the plastics and in the ubiquitous printer ink on retail receipts, weaponized aspartame in the chewing gum and in the soft drinks, high fructose corn syrup in foods of every kind, debilitating radiation in the water, in the milk, in the dust of the ground and in the smoke of military weapons.
By these means, the terrible one seeks to bring to pass the destruction of all people, as written in the Georgia Guide Stones, and in the papers, journals and books of these evil and desperately wicked cabals. They bend the bow, they place the arrow upon the string to shoot at the heart of the righteous and destroy their foundation, but it is the terrible one that shall be brought to naught, whose foundation shall be destroyed, while the righteous flee to mount Zion, like a bird let go of the snare of the fowler.