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Addendum to last post

I wrote this the other day.

As I was looking for something else this morning, I ran into this revelation that I received on Oct 19, 2018.

Someone had asked me "At what point should we expect to see or perform miracles? And am I wrong to expect miracles? Is that asking for signs?" 

I replied:

"One important thing is to reflect on the lifestyle of discipleship. For example, Peter was not visited by an angel while sitting on his couch. He was freed from prison, where he was placed for preaching the gospel illegally."

The Lord then said:

"You don't have to go looking for difficult situations in order to see my arm revealed. All who obey my voice will face increasing persecution as they accumulate more and more light. Seek me in all things, follow my voice that you receive, and you will drink from the cup that your spiritual forebears drank from, both in terms of the challenges they overcame and the power of my arm that they witnessed in doing so."

Today (April 8, 2023) I will add the following:

The day is fast approaching that not only will you see and (if you have repented fully of your sins [1]) perform miracles, but you will see so many of them that there will be no place on earth you can go to avoid seeing them. I promise you this in the name of the Lord who has shown me both that it will happen and how it will happen.

For behold, I am God; and I am a God of miracles; and I will show unto the world that I am the same yesterday, today, and forever; and I work not among the children of men save it be according to their faith. (2 Nephi 27:23)

People seem to think that if God started working mighty miracles in plain sight, tons of people would flock to him. These people must not read the New Testament, because if they did, it would be clear to them that mighty miracles rarely yield converted hearts. People may love free bread and fish, as demonstrated by their willingness to go through great lengths to go where they are found, but they hate the One who provides them, as reliably demonstrated by their unwillingness to become like the one who produces them.

Miracles are not an escalation in God's power. They are a condescension of his power. They are the demonstration of his power in and to lower orders of creation. Some few will repent as a result, but the greater ones will respond earlier to less temporal and more intellectual manifestations of light.

It is important to know ahead of time three very important things regarding this outpouring of miracles:

1) The order of the Lord's hand is always power of wisdom and then power of miracles. The wisdom is almost never noticed. The blessings you can receive for living according to the wisdom are much, much greater that those remaining when the miracles come, in spite of how great the blessings during the period of miracles are. Do not react to what I'm telling you by checking out until the miracles come. If you do, you might not be around when it happens, and if you are, you will not benefit the way you could have if you had responded appropriately when you should have.

2) This will not usher in an era of puppy dogs and rainbows, as you might assume. The Lord will maintain the opposition in all things necessary to yield the blessings of faith. As the pendulum swings one way, it will also swing the other. The plainer the evidences of God's power, the greater the power of the enemy will become. While some people become more righteous, others will become more wicked, and all things will happen according to God's plan, to the maximal benefit of those who love him.

3) Part of the limitation of the number of conversions that come from miracles stems from how readily humans completely ignore contrast. Rational people pay attention to the past and act accordingly in the future. Irrational people magically forget the past as soon as it happens, always pretending that things always were and always will be exactly as they are right now, or better [2]. While some few reorient their future in the face of the revelation of gross error in their way of thinking, feeling, or acting, most do not. Consider the twin towers attack of 2001, the financial collapse of 2008, or covid. I tell you plainly: most people will react to the coming outpouring of miracles by pretending that this is how things have always been. As unbelievable as it sounds, this is exactly what will happen.


[1] - And now it came to pass that according to our record, and we know our record to be true, for behold, it was a just man who did keep the record—for he truly did many miracles in the name of Jesus; and there was not any man who could do a miracle in the name of Jesus save he were cleansed every whit from his iniquity— (3 Nephi 8:1)

[2] - ...For tomorrow will be like today, only far better! (Isaiah 56:12, Gileadi Translation)