The Three Visitors’ Explanation of Daniel Chapter 12

The Book of Daniel is filled with cryptic prophecies, most about a series of kingdoms that have afflicted the Lord’s people over time. The first kingdom was Babylon. Other kingdoms followed. In his last vision, the Lord commanded the prophet to seal the remaining prophecies in a book. He said, “Shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end” (Dan 12:4). Daniel’s prophecies were already steeped in esoteric symbolism that made them hard to decipher, yet the Lord commanded him to seal the rest in a book that would stay locked until the end.

While the Lord may have revealed more things to Daniel, which the prophet actually placed in a sealed book, the command to seal up the book is more likely the prophecy that a sealed book exists and will be revealed near the end. This conclusion is confirmed by John’s revelation. He saw a sealed book that only Jesus could open (Rev 5:1). Isaiah also prophesied about a sealed book, foretelling a time when both a learned man and an unlearned one would confess that they could not read it (Is 29:11-12 KJV1). Daniel’s 12th chapter is a revelation about when the sealed book will be revealed.

That chapter contains three different time periods. Over the two millennia since Daniel prophesied, numerous commentators have advanced interpretations about these three periods. In 2017, three men miraculously appeared to a small group in Brazil. Among them were four men who had seen Moroni. Only months before, the angel had given the golden plates, which Joseph Smith used to translate the Book of Mormon, to one of them, whose name is Mauricio Berger. The other three witnessed the event. They saw Moroni, heard his instructions, and handled the golden plates.

On one occasion, the three visitors taught the meaning of Daniel’s three time periods. They explained that each concerned the golden plates and revealed the event that marks the end of each interval. In two cases, they revealed the date on which the timespans terminated and in one, they showed how to calculate it. The miracles surrounding their appearances testify to the divinity of their interpretation. However, their computation is foreign to the traditional Restoration interpretation and appears just as cryptic as Daniel’s book, but their conclusions are clear.

Brother Bob Moore has prepared a paper that details their conclusions. It can be read here.

In Two Parts

Brother Bob Moore has written an article to show that the scriptures reveal that the sealed portion will come forth in two parts. The article also shows how the coming forth of the Sealed Book of Mormon fits into and helps the culmination of the latter-day glory.

You can download and read the paper here.

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A Word from Joseph

There is a lot being passed around by some who have half the picture. This is my fault, for I did not make the whole story clear in my testimony this past Sunday. If I had tried to do so it would have taken much more time. If we will remember, the Lord said through Joseph Jr. that if this people would not do the work He has asked them to do, He would raise up a people who would.

Consider, we have used up 180 some years and the City New Jerusalem is not established, nor do we have Zion. With the division and contention we see in the branches where are we to find a people who will work together to do His purpose? “And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, …” (Isaiah 11:11) “But behold, there shall be many at that day, when I shall proceed to do a marvelous work among them, that I may remember my covenants which I have made unto the children of men, that I may set my hand again the second time to recover my people, which are the house of Israel; …” (2 Nephi 12:42 [RLDS])

He is setting His hand the second time because we have failed to do His bidding, and we have rested more on the arm of flesh than on the words of the prophets and the words of the Lord contained in the revelations. In this event let me testify to all that the whole trip and the events that transpired were arranged and directed by the Lord. I knew before I went to Brazil, that I would baptize some, I did not know how many. I also knew who I was directed to ordain to the priesthood.

There are always questions when something new comes up, especially when it involves changes in our organizational theory and understanding. This event where the Lord is setting His hand the second time for sure cast questions upon our present purposed process, but perhaps with prayer and repentance we can receive the word from the Lord one way or the other.

Make sure the answers come from the Lord. Perhaps it would be best to hearken to the advice of Gamaliel “And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.” (Acts 5:38-39)