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Brian Mitchell’s ‘Manifesto’


ReligionNewsBlog.com • Sunday March 16, 2003

The Salt Lake Tribune, Mar. 15, 2003
http://www.sltrib.com/

The first section of the “Book of Immanuel David Isaiah” is dated “6 April 2002,” Christ’s birthday in the minds of many Mormons. On the first of 27 pages, this one dated Feb. 9, 2002, Brian David Mitchell speaks first in the voice of God, saying that he has chosen his servant, Immanuel David Isaiah, to be his voice. Later in the book, Immanuel will be the voice of Jesus. “God proclaims that a darkness has enveloped the world and that ‘Satan reigns and his dominions are great . . . and the humble followers of Jesus Christ suffer and mourn under the heavy hand of oppression and murder and secret combinations, which they do by their secret crafts and arts, their secret governments and societies, with their false traditions and churches, subject the whole earth to the iron yoke of bondage, misery and death; and the true and faithful and humble followers of Christ cry out in the anguish of their souls for relief and deliverance.”

“Repent, God says, and deliverance will come; and ‘for this cause I have raised up my servant Immanuel David Isaiah, even my righteous right hand, to be a light and covenant to my people . . .’

Jesus says that he established, through Joseph Smith Jr., ‘the only trued and living church upon the face of the whole earth with all the keys and powers and ordinances of the Holy Priesthood for the salvation of mankind, being the same church that I established through Peter, James and John in the meridian of time, and it was lost through apostasy and a falling away. And this priesthood and this power have continued with my last day church, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, through a succession of prophets until the present day.’ ”

“Wherefore, I, the Lord God, will not be mocked, for verily, I say unto you that I have seen the wickedness and abominations of my people in these last days, even all the house of Israel, for they have rejected the new and everlasting covenant, even the Book of Mormon, and they have not heeded the words of mine anointed prophets who cry unto them. Repent ye, repent ye of all your idolatries, and your abominations, and your secret combinations, wherein ye murder to get gain, and my people will not hear.”

“Therefore, I, the Lord God, take away even the light which they have. And I hide up the true prophets who are still among them. And I give them false prophets who speak vain and foolish and lying words unto them. And the fullness of priesthood keys, authority and power, I bestow upon another who is in their midst and they know him not, unto whom rightly belongs the priesthood and the keys of the kingdom for an ensign, and for the gathering of my people in the last days.”

One who is mighty and strong I have ordained in the stead of him who was ordained of God. For he, who was ordained of God and sustained by the people, has acted deceitfully, and is lifted up in the pride of his heart, and he has rejected the fullness of my gospel, even with new and everlasting covenant, and he seeks the praise of the world and exalts himself, and he leads the children of the promise with a flaxen cord down to their destruction.”

“Nevertheless, I am a God of perfect mercy, justice and order, therefore, a portion of priesthood keys and power to perform outward ordinances I leave with them for a short time . . .”

In section two, the book speaks of the Seven Diamonds Plus One — Testaments of Jesus Christ — Study and Fellowship Society, founded Sept. 24, 1997.

The seven diamonds are: the Bible, King James version<>; the Book of Mormon; “the inspired words of the prophets” of the LDS Church; The Golden Seven Plus One by C. Samuel West; Embraced by the Light by Betty J. Eadie; The Literary Message of Isaiah by Avraham Gileadi; and The Final Quest by Rick Joyner. “The Seven Diamonds Plus One — Testaments of Jesus Christ — Study and Fellowship Society is where my true disciples will be gathered in against the day of burning, for it is The Church of the Firstborne, even the society of heaven, and the sanctified, and the redeemed of God. It is the true and living Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in its purified and exalted state.”

“The Seven Diamonds Plus One — Testaments of Jesus Christ — Study and Fellowship Society is where my true disciples will be gathered in against the day of burning, for it is The Church of the Firstborne, even the society of heaven, and the sanctified, and the redeamed of God. It is the true and living Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in its purified and exalted state.

“Woe unto ye, scribes and pharisees, ye doctors and lawyers and priests, who wear the habiliments of the priesthood, even as ravening wolves in sheeps clothing, hypocrites! Ye are a generation of vipers, and how can ye escape the damnation of hell, for ye give fine speeches but your works are the works of darkness. Did I not testify unto you, by the mouth of my latter-day prophet Ezra, that the whole church was under condemnation because they did not receive the new and everlasting covenant, even the Book of Mormon? And what is the covenant of the Book of Mormon? Is it not to care for the widow and the fatherless, and to succor the needs of the poor, the sick, and the afflicted? Is it not to stand as a witness for me, even Jesus Christ, in all things, and in whatsoever circumstances you are in? I ask you, have you done these things? I say unto you, ye have not!”

In section four, dated Feb. 17, 2002:

“Woe unto ye, scribes and pharisees, ye doctors and lawyers and priests, who wear the habiliments of the priesthood, even as ravening wolves in sheeps clothing, hypocrites! Ye are a generation of vipers, and how can ye escape the damnation of hell, for ye give fine speeches but your works are the works of darkness. Did I not testify unto you, by the mouth of my latter-day prophet Ezra, that the whole church was under condemnation because they did not receive the new and everlasting covenant, even the Book of Mormon? And what is the covenant of the Book of Mormon? Is it not to care for the widow and the fatherless, and to succor the needs of the poor, the sick, and the afflicted? Is it not to stand as a witness for me, even Jesus Christ, in all things, and in whatsoever circumstances you are in? I ask you, have you done these things? I say unto you, ye have not!”

“I gave unto you The Word of Wisdom, that he, through obedience, might receive health in your navel and marrow in your bones, and run and not be weary and walk and not faint, and find wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures, and I, the Lord, gave unto you a a promise that the destroying angel would pass you by as the children of Israel and not slay you.”

“Therefore, Hephzibah Eladah Isaiah, thou art called and chosen to be a helpmeet unto my servant Immanuel David Isaiah, and to be his wise counselor and best friend, and to be submissive and obedient unto thy husband in all righteousness, and to be a comfort and a strength and a companion to thy husband in every time of trial and affliction unto the end.”

“Wherefore, Hephzibah, my most cherished angel, thou wilt take into they heart and home seven sisters, and thou wilt recognize them through the spirit as they dearest and choicest friends from all eternity, and they shall bring thee great joy, even a multiplicity and an eternal weight of blessings and glory and eternal happiness. And lo, though shalt be healed and made whole every whit, and thine own womb shall be opened, and thou shalt bring forth a son to sit upon the throne of his father David. And thou shalt take into they heart and home seven times seven sisters, to love and to care for; forty-nine precious jewels in they crown, and thou art the jubilee of them all, first and last, for all are given unto them, for thou art a Queen, Oh Hephzibah!

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