Monday, December 5, 2016

The Iroquois Deganawidah: The Two Serpents Prophecy by Andrew Dwight Harris



The Iroquois Deganawidah: The Two Serpents [Prophecy] By Andrew Dwight Harris-


Deganawidah is another name for Jesus Christ
 
Deganawidah, The Great Peacemaker, is a prophet among the tribes of the Iroquois of long ago.  Below is the opening paragraph of the prophecy, The Two Serpents, as told by Scott Peterson from Native American Prophecies:

When Deganawidah was leaving the Indians in the Bay of Quinte in Ontario, he told the Indian people that they would face a time of great suffering.  They would distrust their leaders and the principles of peace of the League, and a great white serpent was to come upon the Iroquois, and that for a time it would intermingle with the Indian serpent as a friend.  This serpent would in time become so powerful that it would attempt to destroy the Indian, and the serpent is described as choking the life’s blood out of the Indian people.
 
The rest of the prophecy of The Two Serpents becomes very symbolic and seems to have end-times meanings:

Deganawidah told the Indians that they would be in such a terrible state at this point that all hope would seem to be lost, and he told them that when things looked their darkest a red serpent would come from the north and approach the white serpent, which would be terrified, and upon seeing the red serpent he would release the Indian, who would fall to the ground almost like a helpless child, and the white serpent would turn all its attention to the red serpent.  The bewilderment would cause the white serpent to accept the red one momentarily. The white serpent would be stunned and take part of the red serpent and accept him.  Then there is a heated argument and a fight.  And then the Indian revives and crawls toward the land of the hilly country, and then he would assemble his people together, and they would renew their faith and the principles of peace that Deganawidah had established. There would at the same time exist among the Indians a great love and forgiveness for his brother, and in this gathering would come streams from all over -- not only the Iroquois but from all over -- and they would gather in this hilly country, and they would renew their friendship.  And Deganawidah said they would remain neutral in this fight between the white and red serpents.
At the time they were watching the two serpents licked in this battle, a great message would come to them, which would make them ever so humble, and when they become that humble, they will be waiting for a young leader, an Indian boy, possibly in his teens, who would be a choice seer. Nobody knows who he is or where he comes from, but he will be given great power, and would be heard by thousands, and he would give them the guidance and the hope to refrain from going back to their land and he would be the accepted leader. And Deganawidah said that they will gather in the land of the hilly country, beneath the branches of an elm tree, and they should burn tobacco and call upon Deganawidah by name when facing the darkest hours, and he will return.  Deganawidah said that as the choice seer speaks to the Indians that number as the blades of grass, and he would be heard by all at the same time, and as the Indians are gathered watching the fight, they notice from the south a black serpent coming from the sea, and he is described as dripping with salt water, and as he stands there, he rests for a spell to get his breath, all the time watching to the north to the land where the white and red serpents are fighting.

Deganawidah said that the battle between the white and the red serpents opened very slowly but would then become so violent that the mountains would crack and the rivers would boil and the fish would turn up on their bellies.  He said that there would be no leaves on the trees in that area.  There would be no grass, and that strange bugs and beetles would crawl from the ground and attack both serpents, and he said that a great heat would cause the stench of death to sicken both serpents.  And then, as the boy seer is watching this fight, the red serpent reaches around the back of the white serpent and pulls from him a hair which is carried toward the south by a great wind into the waiting hands of the black serpent, and as the black serpent studies this hair, it suddenly turns into a woman, a white woman who tells him things that he knows to be true but he wants to hear them again.  When this white woman finishes telling these things, he takes her and gently places her on a rock with great love and respect, and then he becomes infuriated at what he has heard, so he makes a beeline for the north, and he enters the battle between the red and white serpents with such speed and anger that he defeats the two serpents, who have already been battle weary. 

When he finishes, he stand on the chest of the white serpent, and he boasts and puts his chest out like he’s the conqueror, and he looks for another serpent to conquer.  He looks to the land of the hilly country and then sees the Indian standing with his arms folded and looking ever so noble that he knows that this Indian is not the one to fight.  The next direction that he will face will be eastward and at that time he will be momentarily blinded by a light that is many times brighter than the sun.  The light will be coming from the east to the west over the water, and when the black serpent regains his sight, he becomes terrified and makes a beeline for the sea.  He dips into the sea and swims away in a southerly direction, and shall never again be seen by the Indians.  The white serpent revives, and he too sees the light, and he makes a feeble attempt to gather himself and go toward that light.
A portion of the white serpent refuses to remain but instead makes its way toward the land of the hilly country, and there he will join the Indian People with a great love like that of a lost brother.  The rest of the white serpent would go to the sea and dip into the sea and would be lost out of sight for a spell.  Then suddenly the white serpent would appear again on the top of the water and he would be slowly swimming toward the light.  Deganawidah said that the white serpent would never again be troublesome to the Indian People.  The red serpent would revive and he would shiver with great fear when he sees that light.  He would crawl to the north and leave a bloody, shaky trail northward, and he would never be seen again by the Indians.  Deganawidah said as this light approaches that he would be that light, and he would return to his Indian People, and when he returns, the Indian People would be a greater nation than they had ever been before.

While some may speculate that the Messiah/Indian Boy is quite young, I do not believe that he will be as young as someone that is in their teens or twenties. I believe that he will be at least in his thirties. It is estimated that Jesus Christ was about thirty years of age when he fulfilled his life’s mission. In Luke 3:23 it states, “And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age.” Therefore, I believe that the Messiah/Indian Boy will be about the same age and that while he is physically young, he is very capable of understanding vastly more in depth and detail than many of us ever could at that young of an age. 

So why an Indian Boy and what does that even mean? It means that Messiah will not come as a Jew but as a Native American. He will have Native blood flowing through his veins. Although many, if not all, of the Native people of America are from Jewish decent, it would not make sense for Messiah to come as a Jew to Native people. He has already come as a Jew to the Jews, now he will come as a Native to the Natives. Although he will have Native blood flowing through his veins there are two other defining aspects of Messiah that we must consider. The first being that although Messiah will have Native blood flowing through his veins, his skin will not appear red as the red man but his skin will in actuality be white. 

Messiah will have many of the defining features of a red man, such as the red mans facial structure but his skin will be the color of a white man. The reason that this is the case is because there are other Native prophecies that Messiah will fulfill during his time on the earth as the Indian Boy. Such prophecies claim that they will be fulfilled by a white individual, they do not specify this individual as being Messiah; however, it is pretty clear when you start putting all of the prophecies together which ones describe him. 

The final aspect of Messiah is that he will be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The reason being that he must already understand the workings of the church as well as having been ordained to both the Aaronic and Melchizedek priesthoods. He will have to have been endowed in the temple, and if married, he will have had to have been sealed in the temple as well. Messiah will have to have a full understanding of all things pertaining to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, including those things pertaining to the church and the temple, in order to teach such things to the red man when the red man arrives to the Rocky Mountains. As Messiah will come undisclosed, he will most likely not have served a mission or served in any higher up calling such as Bishop. He will also probably come from humble beginnings (just as he did when he came to the Jews). These are two factors that would contribute to keeping Messiah undisclosed until the time for the fulfilling of Native prophecy.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Joseph Smith’s White Horse Prophecy



The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Joseph Smith’s White Horse Prophecy-


On or about the sixth day of May, 1843, a grand review of the Nauvoo Legion was held in Nauvoo. The Prophet Joseph complimented them for their good discipline and evolutions performed. The weather being hot, he called for a glass of water. With the glass of water in his hand he said, "I drink to you a toast to the overthrow of the mobocrats."

The next morning a man who had heard the Prophet give the toast returned to visit the mansion of the Prophet, and so abused him with bad language, that the man was ordered out by the Prophet. It was while the two were out that my attention was attracted to them and hearing the man speaking in a loud tone of voice, I went toward them; the man finally leaving. There were present the Prophet Joseph Smith, Theodore Turley and myself. The Prophet began talking to us of the mobbings and the drivings and persecution we as a people had endured, but said he, "We will have worse things to see; our persecutors will have all the mobbings they want. Don't wish them any harm, for when you see their sufferings you will shed bitter tears for them."

While this conversation was going on we stood by his south wicket gate in a triangle. Turing to me he said: "I want to tell you something. I will speak in a parable like unto John the Revelator. You will go to the Rocky Mountains, and you will be a great and mighty people established there, which I will call the White Horse of Peace and Safety." When the Prophet said you will see it, I asked him, "Where will you be at that time?" He said, "I shall never go there. Your enemies will continue to follow you with persecutions and will make obnoxious laws against you in Congress to destroy the White Horse, but you will have a friend or two to defend you to throw out the worst part of the laws, so they will not hurt much. You must continue to petition Congress all the time, but they will treat you like strangers and aliens and they will not give you your rights but will govern you with strangers and commissioners; you will see the constitution of the United States almost destroyed; it will hang by a thread, as it were, as fine as the finest silk fiber."

At this point the Prophet's countenance became sad; he said, "I love the constitution. It was made by the inspiration of God, and it will be preserved and saved by the efforts of the White Horse and the Red Horse, who will combine in its defense. The White Horse will raise an ensign on the tops of the mountains of peace and safety. The White Horse will find the mountains full of minerals and they will become very rich. You will see silver piled up in the streets.

"You will see gold shoveled up like sand. Gold will be of little value even in a mercantile capacity, for the people of the world will have something else to do in seeking for salvation.

"The time will come when the banks in every nation will fail and only two places will be safe where people can deposit their gold and treasures. These places will be the White Horse and England's vaults.

"A terrible revolution will take place in the land of America, such as has never been seen before; for the land will be literally left without a supreme government, and every species of wickedness will run rampant. Father will be against son, and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother. The most terrible scenes of murder and bloodshed and rapine that have ever been looked upon will take place. Peace will be taken from the earth and there will be no peace only in the Rocky Mountains. This will cause many hundreds and thousands of the honest in heart to gather there; not because they would be saints but for safety and because they would not take up the sword against their neighbor.

"You will be so numerous that you will be in danger of famine, but not for the want of seed time and harvest, but because of so many to be fed. Many will come with bundles under their arms to escape the calamities, and the will be no escape except by fleeing to Zion.

"Those that come to you will try to keep the laws and be one with you, for they will see your unity and the greatness of your organization. The Turkish Empire or the Crescent will be one of the first powers that will be disrupted, for freedom must be given for the Gospel to be preached in the Holy Land.

"The lord took of the best blood of the nations and planted them on the small islands now called England and Great Britain, and gave them great power in the nations for a thousand years and their power will continue with them, that they may keep the balance of power and keep Russia from usurping her power over all the world. England and France are now bitter enemies, but they well [sic] be allied together and be united to keep Russia from conquering the world.

"The two Popes, Greek and Catholic, will come together and be united. The Protestant religions do not know how much they are indebted to Henry the VIII for throwing off the Pope's Bull and establishing the Protestant faith. He was the only monarch who could do so at the time, and he did it because this nation, England, was at his back to sustain him. One of the peculiar features in England is the established red coat, a uniform making so remarkable a mark to shoot at, and yet they have conquered wherever they have gone. The reason for this will be know by them some day. The Lion and the Unicorn of Israel is their ensign, the wisdom and statesmanship of England comes from having so much of the blood of Israel in the nation.

"While the terrible revolution of which I have spoken has been going on, England will be neutral until it become so inhuman that she will interfere to stop the shedding of blood. England and France will unite together to subdue the nations; they will find the nations so broken up and so many claiming government, till there will be no responsible government. Then it will appear to the other nations or powers as though England had taken possession of the country. The Black Horse will flee to the invaders and will join with hem [sic] for they will have fear of the coming slaves again, knowing England did not believe in slavery, fleeing to them they believe would make them safe; armed with British bayonets the doings of the Black Horse will be terrible." (Here the Prophet said he could not bear to look longer upon the scene as shown him in vision and asked the Lord to close the scene.)

Continuing, he said, "During this time the great White Horse will have gathered strength sending out Elders to gather the honest in heart among the Pale Horse, or people of the United States, to stand by the Constitution of the United States, as it was given by inspiration of God.

"In these days God will set up a kingdom, never to be thrown down, for other kingdoms to come unto. An [sic] these kingdoms that will not let the Gospel be preached will be humbled until they will.

"England, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Holland, and Belgium have a considerable amount of blood of Israel among their people which must be gathered. These nations will submit to the kingdom of God. England will be the last of these kingdoms to surrender, but when she does she will do so as a whole in comparison as she threw off the Catholic power. The nobility know that the Gosepl [sic] is true but it has not enough pomp and grandeur and influence for them to embrace it. They are proud and will not acknowledge the kingdom of God, or come unto it, until they see the power which it will have. Peace and safety in the Rocky Mountains will be protected by a cordon band of the White Horse and the Red Horse.

"The coming of the Messiah among this people will be so natural, that only those who see Him will know that He has come, but He will come and give his laws unto Zion, and minister unto His people. This will not be His coming in the clouds of heaven to take vengeance on the wicked of the world. The Temple in Jackson County will be built in this generation. The saints will think there will not be time to build it, but with all the help you will receive you can put up a great temple quickly. They will have all the gold, silver, and precious stones; for these things only will be used for the beautifying of the temple; all the skilled mechanics you want, and the Ten Tribes of Israel will help you build it. When you see this land bound with iron you may look toward Jackson County."

At this point he made a pause, and looking up as though the vision was still in view, he said, "There is a land beyond the Rocky Mountains that will be invaded by the heathen Chinese unless great care and protection are given." Speaking of the heathen nations he said, "Where there is no law there is no condemnation, and this will apply to them. Power will be given the White Horse to rebuke nations afar off, and they will be one with the White Horse, but when the law goes forth they will obey; for the law will go forth from Zion. The last great struggle Zion will have to contend with will be when the whole of the Americas will be make the Zion of our God. Those opposing will be called Gog and Magog (some of the world led by the Russian Czar) and their power will be great, but all opposition will be overcome and then this land will be the Zion of our God."

Similarities between the Iroquois Deganawidah: The Two Serpents Prophecy and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Joseph Smith’s White Horse Prophecy



Similarities between the Iroquois Deganawidah: The Two Serpents Prophecy and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Joseph Smith’s White Horse Prophecy

The Iroquois Deganawidah: The Two Serpents [Prophecy] By Andrew Dwight Harris-


Deganawidah, The Great Peacemaker, is a prophet among the tribes of the Iroquois of long ago.  Below is the opening paragraph of the prophecy, The Two Serpents, as told by Scott Peterson from Native American Prophecies:

When Deganawidah was leaving the Indians in the Bay of Quinte in Ontario, he told the Indian people that they would face a time of great suffering.  They would distrust their leaders and the principles of peace of the League, and a great white serpent was to come upon the Iroquois, and that for a time it would intermingle with the Indian serpent as a friend.  This serpent would in time become so powerful that it would attempt to destroy the Indian, and the serpent is described as choking the life’s blood out of the Indian people.
 
The rest of the prophecy of The Two Serpents becomes very symbolic [In the White Horse Prophecy Joseph Smith chooses to speak symbolically as well as he states, “I want to tell you something. I will speak in a parable like unto John the Revelator.] and seems to have end-times meanings:
Deganawidah told the Indians that they would be in such a terrible state at this point that all hope would seem to be lost [The White Horse Prophecy states, “you will see the constitution of the United States almost destroyed; it will hang by a thread, as it were, as fine as the finest silk fiber."], and he told them that when things looked their darkest ["The time will come when the banks in every nation will fail and only two places will be safe where people can deposit their gold and treasures. These places will be the White Horse (Which Joseph Smith specifies, “You (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) will go to the Rocky Mountains, and you will be a great and mighty people established there, which I will call the White Horse of Peace and Safety." ) and England's vaults.

"A terrible revolution will take place in the land of America, such as has never been seen before; for the land will be literally left without a supreme government, and every species of wickedness will run rampant. Father will be against son, and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother. The most terrible scenes of murder and bloodshed and rapine that have ever been looked upon will take place. Peace will be taken from the earth and there will be no peace only in the Rocky Mountains.] a red serpent would come from the north and approach the white serpent, which would be terrified, and upon seeing the red serpent he would release the Indian, who would fall to the ground almost like a helpless child, and the white serpent would turn all its attention to the red serpent.  The bewilderment would cause the white serpent to accept the red one momentarily. The white serpent would be stunned and take part of the red serpent and accept him.  Then there is a heated argument and a fight.  And then the Indian revives and crawls toward the land of the hilly country [In the White Horse Prophecy it states that the Red Horse (Natives), as well as many others will go to the Rocky Mountains- “This will cause many hundreds and thousands of the honest in heart to gather there; not because they would be saints but for safety and because they would not take up the sword against their neighbor. You will be so numerous that you will be in danger of famine, but not for the want of seed time and harvest, but because of so many to be fed. Many will come with bundles under their arms to escape the calamities, and the will be no escape except by fleeing to Zion.”], and then he would assemble his people together, and they would renew their faith and the principles of peace that Deganawidah had established. [The White Horse Prophecy states, “Those that come to you (“you” being The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints which is headquartered in the Rocky Mountains) will try to keep the laws and be one with you, for they will see your unity and the greatness of your organization.]  There would at the same time exist among the Indians a great love and forgiveness for his brother, and in this gathering would come streams from all over -- not only the Iroquois but from all over -- and they would gather in this hilly country, and they would renew their friendship.  And Deganawidah said they would remain neutral in this fight between the white and red serpents.

At the time they were watching the two serpents licked in this battle, a great message would come to them, which would make them ever so humble, and when they become that humble, they will be waiting for a young leader, an Indian boy, possibly in his teens, who would be a choice seer. Nobody knows who he is or where he comes from, but he will be given great power, and would be heard by thousands, and he would give them the guidance and the hope to refrain from going back to their land and he would be the accepted leader. [This is what the White Horse Prophecy says concerning this “Indian boy” - “The coming of the Messiah among this people will be so natural, that only those who see Him will know that He has come, but He will come and give his laws unto Zion, and minister unto His people. This will not be His coming in the clouds of heaven to take vengeance on the wicked of the world.”] And Deganawidah said that they will gather in the land of the hilly country, beneath the branches of an elm tree, and they should burn tobacco and call upon Deganawidah by name when facing the darkest hours, and he will return.  Deganawidah said that as the choice seer speaks to the Indians that number as the blades of grass, and he would be heard by all at the same time, and as the Indians are gathered watching the fight, they notice from the south a black serpent coming from the sea, and he is described as dripping with salt water, and as he stands there, he rests for a spell to get his breath, all the time watching to the north to the land where the white and red serpents are fighting.

Deganawidah said that the battle between the white and the red serpents opened very slowly but would then become so violent that the mountains would crack and the rivers would boil and the fish would turn up on their bellies.  He said that there would be no leaves on the trees in that area.  There would be no grass, and that strange bugs and beetles would crawl from the ground and attack both serpents, and he said that a great heat would cause the stench of death to sicken both serpents.  And then, as the boy seer is watching this fight, the red serpent reaches around the back of the white serpent and pulls from him a hair which is carried toward the south by a great wind into the waiting hands of the black serpent, and as the black serpent studies this hair, it suddenly turns into a woman, a white woman who tells him things that he knows to be true but he wants to hear them again.  When this white woman finishes telling these things, he takes her and gently places her on a rock with great love and respect, and then he becomes infuriated at what he has heard, so he makes a beeline for the north, and he enters the battle between the red and white serpents with such speed and anger that he defeats the two serpents, who have already been battle weary. 

When he finishes, he stand on the chest of the white serpent, and he boasts and puts his chest out like he’s the conqueror, and he looks for another serpent to conquer.  He looks to the land of the hilly country and then sees the Indian standing with his arms folded and looking ever so noble that he knows that this Indian is not the one to fight.  The next direction that he will face will be eastward and at that time he will be momentarily blinded by a light that is many times brighter than the sun.  The light will be coming from the east to the west over the water, and when the black serpent regains his sight, he becomes terrified and makes a beeline for the sea.  He dips into the sea and swims away in a southerly direction, and shall never again be seen by the Indians.  The white serpent revives, and he too sees the light, and he makes a feeble attempt to gather himself and go toward that light.
A portion of the white serpent refuses to remain but instead makes its way toward the land of the hilly country, and there he will join the Indian People with a great love like that of a lost brother.  The rest of the white serpent would go to the sea and dip into the sea and would be lost out of sight for a spell.  Then suddenly the white serpent would appear again on the top of the water and he would be slowly swimming toward the light.  Deganawidah said that the white serpent would never again be troublesome to the Indian People.  The red serpent would revive and he would shiver with great fear when he sees that light.  He would crawl to the north and leave a bloody, shaky trail northward, and he would never be seen again by the Indians.  Deganawidah said as this light approaches that he would be that light, and he would return to his Indian People, and when he returns, the Indian People would be a greater nation than they had ever been before.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Veiling of a Woman Face

Some people have asked why do woman have to veil their faces when they get married or while praying when in an L.D.S. / Mormon Temple. Here is the answer. 


Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.
 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.
 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head.
 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.
 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.
 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.
 For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man.
 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.
 10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.
 11 Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord.
 12 For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.
 13 Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?
 14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?
 15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.
 16 But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.