• A Righteous Remnant

           Israel Organized.  Times of the Gentiles Fulfilled
    (3 Nephi 16:10-11, D&C 45:28-31) 

  • A New Temple
        Zechariah 14:21

  • A Gathering of  Wheat

          Mine elect hear my voice and harden not their hearts. (D&C 29:7-8)  A light shall break forth among them that sit in darkness, but they comprehend it not because of the precepts of men.  (D&C 45:28-30)

  • A Building of Zion

        Zion can only be built upon the laws of the Celestial Kingdom.   Living all the commandments is required for exaltation, and to be brought back into the presence of God. (D&C 105:4-5)


A Righteous Remnant                                                    

     The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints had sufficient Priesthood to lead in lower principles until April 1978.  At that time, Joseph Smith Jr. released all the officers in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (April 6, 1978).  D&C 85:7,  90:3-4, 16)   Afterwards the leaders were replaced with new leaders and the Righteous Branch organized.  (D&C 113:5-6 Don't forget references in Isaiah 11)

Succession of Keys
       There are three methods by which the Keys of the Priesthood are passed on.  First and foremost, direct revelation;  second, patriarchal priority; and finally, seniority in the highest council of the Priesthood.   In all cases, ordination is required and the successor is set apart as President of the Priesthood by the preceding key holder.  John Taylor ordained John Woolley and others to the highest Council of the Priesthood.  When Joseph F. Smith passed on, the highest keys of the Priesthood separated from the Church, being given to John Woolley rather than with Heber J. Grant as many have assumed.  They continued external to the Church until 1978.

Current Key Holders

     In 1978, the Priesthood key holder (the Root of Jesse mentioned in (D&C 113:5-6)  was visited by the One Mighty and Strong.  Rulon Allred had previously introduced him to Joseph Smith during Rulon's life.  Elijah, Moses, Moroni, Ether, Jesus Christ, and Father Michael, the Ancient of Days (Daniel 7:21-22)  have also visited him as necessary on various occasions.

     This successor was directed to send an official letter of release to the leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and to establish the Righteous Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (legally incorporated as Christ's Church) on April 6, 1978.  The Church headquarters were moved away from Salt Lake City, new officers were set apart, and construction began on a new temple.  (3 Nephi 16:10-12,  Jacob 5:68-72, Daniel 8:14, Zechariah 3rd and 4th Chapters and 14:21)

A New Temple                                                        

     We bear witness that in 1978 the Church and the Priesthood were reunited.  This means that prior to those who were forbidden from entering the temple of the Lord being granted access,  God moved the power of the temple to a righteous man; who he commanded to build a temple.  So there has been a righteous temple completed or under construction almost continuously since the time of the prophet Joseph Smith.  A place where people can have the ordinances that are critical for exaltation.  The third and forth chapters of Zechariah speak of this new temple as does the last verse in the book.

A Gathering of Wheat                          

     These events happened two months prior to the LDS church leaders announcing to the world that they intended to grant the priesthood of God to those who were to have been restricted until the end of the millennium.   (D&C 86:10, Moses 7:22, Abraham 1:26-27)  This signified the end of the times of the gentiles.  No more was the fullness of the Gospel to the whole world, but now only to the house of Israel, those who repent and return unto Christ, that they might be numbered among the righteous remnant of the house of Israel.  (3 Nephi 16:10-13, Jacob 5:68-72)  My chosen hear my voice and harden not their hearts.  (D&C 29:7-8)  And are gathered into one place, and in no other place are the blessishepherdngs appointed.  (D&C 45:28-30)

A Building of Zion                                          

     We believe in all the teachings of Joseph Smith Jr.  More than just believe, we bear witness of striving to live them.  Also, we believe that except a man lives by all the commandments of God, he can in no wise enter into the Celestial glory.  God is unchangeable.  (D&C 11:20, D&C 14:6-7, D&C 35:24, D&C 42:29, D&C 42:78, JST Genesis 9:21)

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