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My Testimony of the Gospel

by Aaron Kim

The Gospel is the most important thing in my life. It gives us the meaning and
purpose of life. Meeting Art Bulla was an incredible experience because for
the first time I met a true prophet of God (there being many
impostors/crackpots/priestcrafters.) Since being baptized back on March
2002 and ordained into the Church of Jesus Christ I have had the Holy Ghost
continually striving with me so my faith is unshakable. While the rest of
apostate Christendom is lost in false doctrines, I am satisfied knowing that I
am in the one true church. Over a 30 year period, Art has received
volumes of revelations called the Revelations of Jesus Christ. They
can be downloaded for free at
(http://www.artbulla.com/zion/order.html ) the book can be
purchased at
http://www.iuniverse.com/bookstore/book_detail.asp?isbn=0-595-28287-3

But first, how I discovered Art.


I first learned about Art Bulla from my brother, Jong in July 2000 when he
returned home from Tennessee to where I was living with our family in
Gardena, CA. While he living in TN, he learned about the Mormon Church
from an old lady, a member, who had sold him the land he was living on. (I
noticed Jong started studying Christianity in late 1998. He seemed
particularly interested in where the apostolic authority for baptism described
in the Book of Acts had gone.) He was baptized into the Church but started to
notice inconsistencies between the modern Church under the Presidencies
of Spencer W. Kimball up till Gordon B. Hinckley and the early Church
established by Joseph Smith, Brigham Young and John Taylor. In early 2000
he read a post written by Art on a Mormon newsgroup. His testimony can be
read at: http://www.artbulla.com/zion/jong'spage.html.

So when he returned home, he discussed with me Mormonism. I was a bit


overwhelmed at first and did not believe. However, over time I thought about
it and progressed in knowledge, reading Art's website and finally a couple
years later was baptized into the Church on March 2, 2002. But first a little
background on me on how I first discovered Jesus. Around the time I
dropped out of college at UC Riverside due to lack of interest in early 1999
and moved to Lomita,CA just south of Torrance and started to work at AT&T
Worldnet with Jong commuting to Burbank, I started to desire to believe in
God. I started to build a faith that God is existed and that the Bible was his
revealed word. Why did I believe ? It just seemed true to me I thought. I
mean for 2000 years people have accepted Jesus as the Only Begotten Son
of God. Millions of people accepted Christianity, how could the Bible be
wrong I thought. That and the Gospel had an appeal to my soul because it
had a certain purity about it, a certain ring of divinity and truth about it. But
could I say for 100% certainty that Jesus is real ? No, I could not. I mean it
sounded like it could be true but I never saw Jesus myself although
historically I knew he existed. So for several months that year I thought about
it and had a more or less blind faith in it. The scriptures say we need a
testimony by the Holy Spirit in order to know for certainty if the Gospel is real.

26 Even so, come unto me and learn of my ways, and I will give
unto you, even as many as shall come, that peace which
surpasseth understanding, and if ye shall inquire of me concerning
these things, will I the Lord manifest by the influence and power of
the Holy Ghost that these things are verily true and are of me,
saith the Lord.
Revelations of Jesus Christ sec. 6:26
27 But behold, if ye will awake and arouse your faculties, even to
an experiment upon my words, and exercise a particle of faith,
yea, even if ye can no more than desire to believe, let this desire
work in you, even until ye believe in a manner that ye can give
place for a portion of my words.
28 Now, we will compare the word unto a seed. Now, if ye give
place, that a seed may be planted in your heart, behold, if it be a
true seed, or a good seed, if ye do not cast it out by your unbelief,
that ye will resist the Spirit of the Lord, behold, it will begin to
swell within your breasts; and when you feel these swelling
motions, ye will begin to say within yourselves--It must needs be
that this is a good seed, or that the word is good, for it beginneth
to enlarge my soul; yea, it beginneth to enlighten my
understanding, yea, it beginneth to be delicious to me.
(Alma 32:27-28)
So around the middle of October '99 around the time I quit working
at AT&T, one morning I believe around 6:30 in my room at the
Lomita apartment I shared with my family, I got on my hands and
knees on the floor facing the window that overlooked the street on
Narbonne Ave. I still remember it like it was yesterday I started
by praying, "Father in Heaven, I pray in the name of Jesus that you
will forgive me for my sins..." and right after those exact words
suddenly the words started to pour out of my mouth
uncontrollably at the same time I could feel the Spirit physically
flowing through my body like a jet of water! So then I knew that
the Gospel is real! That Jesus did really exist and He truly was the
Only Begotten Son of God. I now had a testimony which I wonder if
so many so called Christians have the same witness. I also had a
couple more memorable experiences after that within around a 3
day period where I was just completely engulfed by the Spirit
almost to the point where I don't think I could be impressed
anymore if an angel had appeared in front of me or so it felt that
ways anyways. No man could shake me from testimony, no one,
no Darwinist scientist or anyone. However, following those
experiences, I never felt the Spirit again. It stopped comunicating
with me. It was like a water hose was shut off. The problem was I
didn't know the scriptures better or I would have known the
answer. You see, you can have all the signs and wonders you want,
dreams, visions, angels, the Holy Spirit, all of that will not save
your soul. You need to be baptized by a legal administrator just
like Paul was baptized by Ananias after seeing Jesus in a vision on
the road to Damascus to persecute the Saints (Acts 9:1-18).
19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils
also believe, and tremble.
(James 2:19)
Here is what the scriptures say in order to be saved:
16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that
believeth not shall be damned.
(Mark 16:16)
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be
born of water, and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of
God.
( John 3:5)
37 Now when they heard [this], they were pricked in their heart,
and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men [and]
brethren, what shall we do?
38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one
of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye
shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
(Acts 2:37-38)
So in order to be saved you MUST be baptized. So if you agree with
scriptures above, the questions that remains to be asked is which
Church is authorized to perform baptism. With so many different
Christian sects, the Catholics and Protestants which is the true
Church. How can so many different churches with different
doctrines, various interpretations of the scriptured co-exist ? Would
God allow such chaos to exist ? Did not Paul write in Ephesians 4:5
there is "one faith, one baptism" ? Aren't we to come to the "unity
of the faith" ?

11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some,


evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry,
for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge
of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the
stature of the fulness of Christ:
(Ephesians 4:11-13)

The Prophet Joseph Smith the founder of the Mormon Church when
a boy of 14 years old in 1819 was living with his family on a farm
in Palymra, New York. At the time there was a great deal of
religious excitement in the United States with all the different
denominations competing with one another to claim themselves as
the correct Church. His family had joined the Methodists but he still
was unsure so he prayed to God and this is his personal account of
what happened:
(Joseph Smith-History 1:14-21):
14 So, in accordance with this, my determination to ask of God, I
retired to the woods to make the attempt. It was on the morning of
a beautiful, clear day, early in the spring of eighteen hundred and
twenty. It was the first time in my life that I had made such an
attempt, for amidst all my anxieties I had never as yet made the
attempt to pray vocally.
15 After I had retired to the place where I had previously designed
to go, having looked around me, and finding myself alone, I
kneeled down and began to offer up the desires of my heart to
God. I had scarcely done so, when immediately I was seized upon
by some power which entirely overcame me, and had such an
astonishing influence over me as to bind my tongue so that I could
not speak. Thick darkness gathered around me, and it seemed to
me for a time as if I were doomed to sudden destruction.
16 But, exerting all my powers to call upon God to deliver me out
of the power of this enemy which had seized upon me, and at the
very moment when I was ready to sink into despair and abandon
myself to destruction--not to an imaginary ruin, but to the power of
some actual being from the unseen world, who had such marvelous
power as I had never before felt in any being--just at this moment
of great alarm, I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above
the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell
upon me.
17 It no sooner appeared than I found myself delivered from the
enemy which held me bound. When the light rested upon me I saw
two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description,
standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling
me by name and said, pointing to the other--This is My Beloved
Son. Hear Him!
18 My object in going to inquire of the Lord was to know
which of all the sects was right, that I might know which to
join. No sooner, therefore, did I get possession of myself, so
as to be able to speak, than I asked the Personages who
stood above me in the light, which of all the sects was right
(for at this time it had never entered into my heart that all
were wrong)--and which I should join.
19 I was answered that I must join none of them, for they
were all wrong; and the Personage who addressed me said
that all their creeds were an abomination in his sight; that
those professors were all corrupt; that: "they draw near to
me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me, they
teach for doctrines the commandments of men, having a
form of godliness, but they deny the power thereof."
20 He again forbade me to join with any of them; and many other
things did he say unto me, which I cannot write at this time. When
I came to myself again, I found myself lying on my back, looking
up into heaven. When the light had departed, I had no strength;
but soon recovering in some degree, I went home. And as I leaned
up to the fireplace, mother inquired what the matter was. I replied,
"Never mind, all is well--I am well enough off." I then said to my
mother, "I have learned for myself that Presbyterianism is not
true." It seems as though the adversary was aware, at a very early
period of my life, that I was destined to prove a disturber and an
annoyer of his kingdom; else why should the powers of darkness
combine against me? Why the opposition and persecution that
arose against me, almost in my infancy?
21 Some few days after I had this vision, I happened to be in
company with one of the Methodist preachers, who was very active
in the before mentioned religious excitement; and, conversing with
him on the subject of religion, I took occasion to give him an
account of the vision which I had had. I was greatly surprised at
his behavior; he treated my communication not only lightly, but
with great contempt, saying it was all of the devil, that there were
no such things as visions or revelations in these days; that all such
things had ceased with the apostles, and that there would never be
any more of them.

I learned that the Mormon Church was the restored Church of


Jesus Christ but they had apostatized and the keys belonged in the
hands of Art, a former Apostle of the Church. On April 7th, I was
ordained a Seventy Apostle. After I was ordained a 70 Apostle, I was given a
command by Art by revelation of the Lord that I should move down to San
Diego with Jong who was already living here so that the brethren could be
living more closer together. So after having found a job, I moved down here
to San Diego to live with my brother in late May. On May 23rd, I was
ordained in the Quorum of Twelve.

Who is Art Bulla ? The following is the account of his first vision.

FIRST VISION
While journeying on foot about 10:00 P.M. in the east, being
inducted into the armed forces the next day, being on the way to
the bus station to travel to the armed forces induction station in
Raleigh, N.C, I received the following vision, while on the road on
foot at night:
"December 29, 1969, while enwrapted in a heavenly vision, It
seemed that I, Art Bulla, was removed out of my body, or whether
in the body or out of it I could not tell, and I beheld his face, and
He spake unto me face to face as one man speaks unto another for
forty-five minutes or an hour, and whether in the body or out of it,
I could not tell, for I beheld his glory, which surpasses all
understanding, and spake while in the vision, in a much better
tongue than any spoken by man at this time, which I supposed to
be the Adamic Tongue, my understanding being quickened by such
might and intelligence and power that it is beyond the mind of man
unaided by the Spirit of Revelation which dwells yet within me, to
comprehend, and indeed no words can convey, for it seemed that I
was transfigured before Him of whom I speak, my God in whom I
bear record as others have before me, that He lives, for I too have
seen Him. And tongue cannot express his matchless might, glory,
power and intelligence, and I shall forever adore his glory, for
having once beheld his face and felt of his love and might and
power and beheld things which I cannot convey, for there is no
language, I must, I MUST obtain his presence, and I shall not be
content with anything else, this world or its allurements. And
having been ordained unto the Holy Order of God which is after the
Order of Melchizedec, even the Holy Apostleship, the keys of which
I hold, I bear record of my Father, for I have seen Him and
conversed with him, and I testify that He shall return in this the
Latter Day as soon as my people are straightened from this
crooked and perverse generation which shall be destroyed by the
might of his power, and that they be gathered out according to the
Revelations which are being given unto me, almost daily at this
time, which is one of the darkest periods and most wicked because
of unbelief in the history of the earth, that Zion may descend and
that the heavens and the earth mingle and become One, as prayed
by the Only Begotten, even my brother Jesus of Nazereth. Yea, my
Father, I pray that thy will be done and thy Kingdom come on
earth as it is in heaven. Even so. Amen."
In July of 1971 Art was stationed at Fort Sam Houston, TX studying
to become an advance medical lab technician ( medical
technologist). His wife Cathy introduced him to the Book of
Mormon and as he read the first paragraph of Nephi, he had a
powerful testimony by the Holy Spirit. Soon afterwards, he was
baptized into the Mormon Church. In 1974, he was ordained a
Seventy Apostle by Rex D. Pinegar
(http://www.artbulla.com/zion/about.html).A few months
after the Church under President Spencer W. Kimball reversed the
ban on giving blacks the Priesthood on June 9, 1978, Art received
his first two written revelations from the Lord one of which rebuked
the Mormons for giving the negro the Priesthood. He showed them
to his home teacher Randy Olsen who attacked him and broke his
nose. The Stake wanted Art to apologize and summoned him to
appear at Stake High Council Court but he would not apologize and
was excommunicated. Due to the Church apostatizing by giving the
negro the Priesthood despite Brigham Young's prophecy warning
them of the grave consequences, the keys of the Priesthood was
taken from the Church. (More on Art's background can be read on
"A Tale to Tell" at http://www.artbulla.com/zion/tale.html )
"Let this Church which is called the Kingdom of God on the earth.
We will summons the First Presidency, the Twelve, the High
Council, the Bishopric, and all the Elders of Israel, suppose we
summons them to appear here, and here declare that it is right to
mingle our seed, with the black race of Cain, that they shall come
in with us and be partakers with us of all the blessings that God
has given to us. on that very day and hour we should do so, the
Priesthood is taken from THIS CHURCH AND KINGDOM and god
leaves us to our fate. The moment we consent to mingle with the
seed of Cain, the Church must go to destruction. We should receive
the curse which has been placed upon the seed of Cain, and never
more be numbered with the children of Adam who are heirs to the
Priesthood until that curse be removed."
Brigham Young Addresses, Ms D, 1234, Box 48, Folder 3, dated
Feb. 5, 1852, located in the LDS Historical Dept. SLC, UT.
The Lord has wrested the keys of the Priesthood from the Church
and given it to Art who as a Seventy has the requiste Priesthood
authority required to be the Lord's Anointed. Jesus Himself was an
Apostle.
“The Seventies are Apostles; and they stand next in authority to
the Twelve...If through the providence of God the First Presidency
and the Twelve were taken away, then it would be the duty of the
Seventies to preach the Gospel, build up the Church , and ordain
every officer requisite in order to establish the Church, and ordain
High Priests, Bishops, High Counselors, Patriarchs, and set in order
the whole church in all the world. This is according to the
revelations given to us...I suppose I ordained hundreds of
Seventies in early days. Brother Joseph Smith has come to us
many times, saying, ‘Brethren, you are going to ordain Seventies.
Do not forget to confer the high priesthood (Melchizedec
priesthood) upon them. Ordain each of them to the High
Priesthood, and to be one of the Seventy Apostles.’ This was my
language in the ordination of the Seventies, and that is the way I
ordain them now. Brigham Young, Des. News, June 6, 1877, p.
274.
Despite the false beliefs of the Mormons, the Priesthood is not
limited to the Church but stands apart from the Church.
Read http://www.artbulla.com/zion/andruskog.htm :
A cogent, analytical, and historically accurate as well as correct
analysis of the relationship of the political Kingdom of God to the
Church and the Priesthood by Hyrum Andrus, Professor Emiritus,
Brigham Young University.
“I will say to you with regard to the kingdom of God on the earth,
Here is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints., organized
with its rules, regulations and degrees, with the quorums of the
holy Priesthood, from the First Presidency to the teachers and
deacons; here we are, an organization. God called upon Joseph, he
called upon Oliver Cowdery, then others were called through
Joseph, the Church was organized, he with his two counselors
comprised the First Presidency. In a few years the Quorum of the
Twelve was organized, the High Council was organized, the High
Priests' quorum was organized, the Seventies' quorums were
organized, and the Priests' quorum, the Teachers' quorum and the
Deacons'. This is what we are in the habit of calling the kingdom of
God. But there are further organizations. The Prophet gave a full
and complete organization to this kingdom the Spring before he
was killed. This kingdom is the kingdom that Daniel spoke of,
which was to be set up in the last days; it is the kingdom that is
not to be given to another people; it is the kingdom that is to be
held by the servants of God, to rule the nations of the earth, to
send forth those laws and ordinances that shall be suitable and
that shall apply themselves to the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints; that will apply themselves to the mother
Church."
For an illustrated diagram of the structure of the Kingdom of God
see: http://www.artbulla.com/images/kingdom.gif
The fact is even before the Church was organized on April 6, 1830,
almost a year before on May 1829, the Melchizedek Priesthood was
restored when Peter, James, and John returned and laid hands on
Joseph Smith. This in itself proves that the Priesthood and the
Church are separate. Joseph Smith ordained as Apostles Oliver
Cowdery, David Whitmer, and Martin Harris even before the
existence of the Church.
"God chooses prophets, you (the Church) do not do this." Brigham
Young
Brigham Young; Journal of Discourses, 26 vols., 1:, p.133
"Perhaps it may make some of you stumble, were I to ask you a
question-Does a man's being a Prophet in this Church prove that
he shall be the President of it? I answer, no! A man may be a
Prophet, Seer, and Revelator, and it may have nothing to do with
his being the President of the Church. Suffice it to say, that Joseph
was the President of the Church, as long as he lived: the people
chose to have it so. He always filled that responsible station, by the
voice of the people. Can you find any revelation appointing him the
President of the Church? The keys of the Priesthood were
committed to Joseph, to build up the Kingdom of God on the earth,
and were not to be taken from him in time or in eternity; but when
he was called to preside over the Church, it was by the voice of the
people; though he held the keys of the Priesthood, independent of
their voice."
It's a fact that Joseph Smith wanted his brother Hyrum to be the
President of the Church but the people wanted Joseph.
In the Book of Mormon, Mosiah was the Lord's Anointed and Alma
was the President of the Church.
8 Now king Mosiah had given Alma the authority over the church.
(Mosiah 26:8)
1 AND now it came to pass that the persecutions which were
inflicted on the church by the unbelievers became so great that the
church began to murmur, and complain to their leaders concerning
the matter; and they did complain to Alma. And Alma laid the case
before their king, Mosiah. And Mosiah consulted with his priests.
(Mosiah 27:1)
''An assumption frequently made is that the authors of the
prophetic books of the Old Testament were the constituted
authorities of the Church in their eras. This, however, was not
always the case. Some of them were even considered rebels by the
religious leaders of Israel in their days. Jeremiah was one such
prophet who stood outside of the Church. The established Church,
through its Priests, even attempted to put Jeremiah to death.
Micah, Amos, Hosea, and Zephaniah were also prophets who were
critical of corruption within the Church.
"These Old Testament prophets did not speak as representing the
Church, but as representing the Lord. Though the prophets may
have held the higher Priesthood authority, there is no Biblical
indication that the general Church membership of that time was
aware of it." Thus Saith the Lord; Duane S. Crowther, p. 148.
8 Now it came to pass, when Jeremiah had made an end of
speaking all that the LORD had commanded him to speak unto all
the people, that the priests and the prophets and all the people
took him, saying, Thou shalt surely die.
9 Why hast thou prophesied in the name of the LORD, saying, This
house shall be like Shiloh, and this city shall be desolate without an
inhabitant? And all the people were gathered against Jeremiah in
the house of the LORD.
10 When the princes of Judah heard these things, then they came
up from the king's house unto the house of the LORD, and sat
down in the entry of the new gate of the LORD's house.
11 Then spake the priests and the prophets unto the princes and to
all the people, saying, This man is worthy to die; for he hath
prophesied against this city, as ye have heard with your ears.
(Old Testament | Jeremiah 26:8 - 11)
4 Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have
polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law.
(Old Testament | Zephaniah 3:4)
11 The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof
teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will
they lean upon the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD among us?
none evil can come upon us.
(Old Testament | Micah 3:11)

The scriptures clearly prophesize about an individual who the Lord would
send in the latter days, during a new dispensation of the Gospel, to gather
Zion. The whole point of the Gospel is to build up the Kingdom of God
(diagrammed on the link
http://www.artbulla.com/images/kingdom.gif) on earth. That was the
whole goal of Joseph Smith, Brigham Young and the early
Mormons.(Unfortunately, they gave up polygamy because of persecution
from the US government, received the last "Thus saith the Lord" revelation in
1889 written by President Wilford Woodruff right before the Manifesto of
1890, and assimilated themself with the rest of the Gentile United States.)
They no longer believe in the literal gathering of Zion or the political Kingdom
of God safe in their belief that attending Church on Sundays is all that is
necessary.

The Kingdom of God is a real literal government and is spiritualized away by


Christians as some place in space or a figurative reference. The Lord's
prayer says,"Our Father in Heaven, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on
earth as it is in heaven...". Jesus said in 3 Nephi 13:33, "But seek ye first
the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things
shall be added unto you." Jesus was trying to gather the Jews but
they rebelled against him and hung Him on a cross between two
common thieves. And where is the Kingdom of God ? It is where
there is a legal administrator receiving direct revelation from God.

"Whenever men can find out the will of God and find an
administrator legally authorized from God, there is the kingdom of
God; but where these are not, the kingdom of God is not. All the
ordinances, systems, and administrations on the earth are of no
use to the children of men, unless they are ordained and
authorized of God; for nothing will save a man but a legal
administrator; for none others will be acknowledged either by God
or angels."

(Joseph Smith, Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, selected


and arranged by Joseph Fielding Smith, p.274)
Ogden Kraut's "The Gathering of Israel":

The doctrine of the gathering of the people of God, including Israel, is one so
clearly predicted by the inspired writers, that it seems almost superfluous to
refer to the numerous passages relating to it. (Orson Pratt's Works, p. 9)

Every true prophet has advocated this principle; and usually the only people
who were saved from various calamities were those who gathered out from
the rest of the world. It is an evidence of inspired leaders, i.e.:

* Enoch gathered a few faithful to his city so they could be righteous


enough to be saved and translated.
* Noah could only gather a few faithful from his own family, but they
were saved from the flood.
* Abraham gathered a few righteous souls out of Sodom and
Gomorrah.
* Lehi had to gather his family away from the wicked to save them from
destruction in Jerusalem.
* Moses sought to gather Israel to save them; when they were
scattered, they were cursed.
* Jesus sought to gather Israel again, but they disobeyed His
command.
* The Prophet Joseph Smith gathered Saints to Ohio, Missouri, and
Illinois.
* Brigham Young gathered the Saints to the Salt Lake Valley.

The Prophet Joseph explained how gathering is for the salvation of Israel in
all ages.

All that the prophets that have written, from the days of righteous Abel, down
to the last man that has left any testimony on record for our consideration, in
speaking of the salvation of Israel in the last days, goes directly to show that
it consists in the work of the gathering. (TPJS, p. 83)

God has called His people to gather out of the wickedness and corruptions of
Babylon, just as He would call a righteous soul from out of a den of thieves, a
saloon, or a diseased area. God seeks to have His people gather to one
place and form a community and society of their own. It was a doctrine
taught by Jesus and His disciples at Jerusalem. He declared:

He that is not with me, is against me; and he that gathereth not with me,
scattereth abroad.

(Luke 2:24)

24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all
countries, and will bring you into your own land.

(Ezekiel 36:24)

The spirit and power of gathering filled the souls of all the prophets of God. It
seems that those prophets who were the most spiritual felt that power the
most.

The Importance of Gathering in This Dispensation

One of the basic tenets of the restored Gospel was to be gathered together.
It was even specifically mentioned in the Articles of Faith:

We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten
Tribes; that Zion will be built upon this the America continent. . . . (Article 10)

[100] But to have a gathering, there must first have been a scattering-which
condition does not come from God:

You have heard brother Brigham preach it here time and time again, and
other men, that a scattering spirit was not the spirit of God; and I know it is
not. (Heber C. Kimball, JD 4:362)

(end)

Before discussing the prophesized Prophet who will gather Israel, it is


necessary first to discuss some historical information. After King Solomon
died, Israel was divided into the nations, the Northern Kingdom and the
Southern Kingdom. The Northern Kingdom was comprised of Ephraim and
eight other tribes and the Southern was made up of Judah, Benjamin, and
Levi. However, Ephraim, the Northern Kingdom was invaded by Assyria
around 750 BC and taken captive, scattered through Europe, completely
losing their identity. Judah, the Southern Kingdom experienced the same
situation when they were attacked by Babylon around 600 BC and taken into
bondage in Babylon for 70 years. Unlike their brethren Ephraim a few
thousand Jews (short for Judah) returned and restored their nation. Jesus
was sent to the Jews as their Messiah and is the Only Begotten. However,
the Lord did not forget Ephraim, regathering them on the New World of North
America and establishing the United States of America. The prominent role
of Judah and Ephraim is clearly delineated in the scriptures.

1 NOW the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel, (for he [was] the firstborn;
but, forasmuch as he defiled his father's bed, his birthright was given unto the
sons of Joseph the son of Israel: and the genealogy is not to be reckoned
after the birthright.

2 For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him [came] the chief ruler;
but the birthright [was] Joseph's:)

(1 Chronichles 5:1-2)

19 Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the stick of
Joseph, which [is] in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows,
and will put them with him, [even] with the stick of Judah, and make them one
stick, and they shall be one in mine hand.

(Ezekiel 37:19)

13 The envy of Ephraim also shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah
shall be cut off; Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex
Ephraim.

(2 Nephi 21:13)

34 Behold, this is the blessing of the everlasting God upon the tribes of
Israel, and the richer blessing upon the head of Ephraim and his fellows.

(D&C 133:34)

The Gospel was restored on the United States through Mormonism when the
Melchizedek Priesthood was restored in May 1829 through Joseph Smith.
Unfortunately, Zion wasn't redeemed in his time or Brigham Young's time.
Joseph Smith said, "the redemption of Zion has been left to other hands, and
to other times. But that its redemption will come no one doubts who believes
in the firm decrees of God." The Mormons gave up polygamy, did away with
the Seventies (ordaining them High Priests a lower Priesthood office which is
contradictory since the superior cannot be ordained by the inferior), gave up
the literal gathering of Israel, and the stake in the heart was giving negroes
the Priesthood. Third President John Taylor gave limited authority to Lorin
Woolley to seal plural marriages but to not hold any meetings until the One
Mighty and Strong was to arrive. And who is the One Mighty and Strong ? He
is Prophet prophesized by Joseph Smith to come in the last days:

7 And it shall come to pass that I, the Lord God, will send one mighty and
strong, holding the scepter of power in his hand, clothed with light for a
covering, whose mouth shall utter words, eternal words; while his bowels
shall be a fountain of truth, to set in order the house of God, and to arrange
by lot the inheritances of the saints whose names are found, and the names
of their fathers, and of their children, enrolled in the book of the law of God;

(D&C 85:7)

Isaiah saw a vision of the last days when the One Mighty and Strong would
arrive :

1 WOE to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious


beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys of them that
are overcome with wine!

2 Behold, the Lord hath a mighty and strong one, which as a tempest of hail
and a destroying storm, as a flood of mighty waters overflowing, shall cast
down to the earth with the hand (referring to the keys of the Priesthood).
3 The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden under feet:

4 And the glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fat valley, shall be a
fading flower, and as the hasty fruit before the summer; which when he that
looketh upon it seeth, while it is yet in his hand he eateth it up.

5 In that day shall the LORD of hosts be for a crown of glory, and for a
diadem of beauty, unto the residue of his people,

(Old Testament | Isaiah 28:1 - 5)

(The Lord revealed to Art that he was the One Mighty and Strong in
1980 in Greensboro, NC and at the time had been receiving revelations
for a year. He had prayed to find out his calling from God. He knew by
earliler revelation that he was an Apostle and that he held the keys and
he wanted to know what title he held. So around May, 1983 it was snow
from winter time all the way till May. Art remembered thinking that it
was very late for it to snow. Around May the temperature spiked up and
it became hot all at once turning from winter to summer all in one day
and all the snow pack melted at once and flooded the valley. It was a
river down State St. in SLC in fulfillment of Isiaiah 28 the advent of the
One Mighty and Strong. It happened the very day that Art had published
the first type written revelations Revelations of Jesus Christ and hand
carried them to those who wanted it including Sam Weller's Zion's Book
Store, the Church Historical Department and Jim Wardel's Barber Shop
purchased the revelations as well. )
Brigham Young was revealed that the One Mighty and Strong would come in
a day of apostasy:

"Brethren, this Church will be led onto the very brink of hell by the leaders of
this people, then God will raise up the one `Mighty and Strong' (spoken of in
the 85th Section of the Doctrine & Covenants) to save and redeem this
Church." Brigham Young (Attested to by Joshua Jones who made a minute
of it at that time and now has it in his diary.)

This is confirmed in Journal of Joseph W. Musser: September 28, 1938. ...


Brother Peay also told of hearing Joshua Jones of Provo tell of hearing
Brigham Young say, "The time will come when this people are led onto the
very brink of apostacy." Jones made an entry of it in his Journal. The speech
was made in the Old Bowery at Provo. Learned through Lorin C. Woolley,
that his father, John W. Woolley, attended the above meeting, and upon
arriving home at Centerville he told Lorin and his mother of the incident. He
related it thusly: "President Young, being filled with the Holy Ghost, said,
`The time will come when this people will be led onto the very brink of hell by
their leaders, then the one mighty and strong will come to set the house of
God in order.'"

The Lord has revealed to Art that the One Mighty and Strong is the same
individual as the Root of Jesse:
6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie
down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling
together; and a little child shall lead them.
7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie
down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the
weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den.
9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth
shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.
(verses 6-9 refer to the Millineum when Jesus returns in power and glory and
the trumpet of angels and there will be absolute peace)

10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an
ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be
glorious.

(Old Testament | Isaiah 11:10)

5 What is the root of Jesse spoken of in the 10th verse of the 11th chapter?

6 Behold, thus saith the Lord, it is a descendant of Jesse, as well as of


Joseph, 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.

(D&C 113:5-6)

Also:

15 Behold, I say unto you, the redemption of Zion must needs come by
power;

16 Therefore, I will raise up unto my people a man, who shall lead them like
as Moses led the children of Israel.

17 For ye are the children of Israel, and of the seed of Abraham, and ye must
needs be led out of bondage by power, and with a stretched–out arm.

18 And as your fathers were led at the first, even so shall the redemption of
Zion be.

(Doctrine and Covenants | Section 103:15 - 18)

The Lord has sent another Messiah, this time to Ephraim ! There is only one
Only Begotten Son who is Jesus Christ. Messiah means "Lord's Anointed".
The One Mighty and Strong is none other than Messiah to Ephraim. John the
Baptist ordained Joseph Smith and Olivery Cowdery the Aaronic Priesthood
(precursor to the restorel of the Melchizedek Priesthood) on May 15, 1829
near Harmony, Pennsylvania.

1 UPON you my fellow servants, in the name of Messiah I confer the


Priesthood of Aaron, which holds the keys of the ministering of angels, and of
the gospel of repentance, and of baptism by immersion for the remission of
sins; and this shall never be taken again from the earth, until the sons of Levi
do offer again an offering unto the Lord in righteousness.

(D&C 13:1)

Notice that John the Baptist said, "in the name of Messiah" not "the
Messiah". If Jesus was the only Messiah, he undoubtedly would have said
"the Messiah". I've noticed there are other scriptural passages where the
same unmistakable wording is used:

19 And it came to pass that the Jews did mock him because of the things
which he testified of them; for he truly testified of their wickedness and their
abominations; and he testified that the things which he saw and heard, and
also the things which he read in the book, manifested plainly of the coming of
a Messiah, and also the redemption of the world.

(1 Nephi 1:19)

4 Yea, even six hundred years from the time that my father left Jerusalem, a
prophet would the Lord God raise up among the Jews--even a Messiah, or,
in other words, a Savior of the world.

(1 Nephi 10:4)

Again, I testify that the Holy Spirit which continually strives with me
that Art is the One Mighty and Strong, the Messiah to the Gentiles (non
Jews).

Again I repeat:

10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an
ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be
glorious.

(Old Testament | Isaiah 11:10)

17 And those who receive even my servants in the flesh


receive me, saith the Lord, for he is that One prophesied
that he should come unto thee, O Israel, and all power is his
in me, for are we not sons of God, saith the Lord?
18 And these things are to them who are full of humility and
the devil taketh advantage of the humble that they, even
they are they not afraid of being humble before me because
of the trickery of the devil?
19 But ye must judge, saith the Lord, and by what judgment
ye judge, that shall ye receive.
20 Even so, I am Jesus of Nazereth who was slain for the
sins of the world and came unto mine own and mine own
received me not.
(Revelations of Jesus Christ 25:16 - 20)
Account of a Miracle (written to Art's first convert, Jim in bearing
my testimony)
I'd like to also share with you a miracle that happened one night
when I pulled into the parking lot of a Starbucks Coffee Shop close
to where I live. I made the mistake of driving too far into the
parking space and driving my car over the concrete block so that
these two metal poles sticking out from the top of the block caught
my car somewhere underneath my car. I tried to reverse my car
and stepping on the gas but it remained stuck. I then put the car in
neutral and tried pushing the car from the front but it wouldn't
budge. I tried both thing again but with no success.
So I was left with the option of walking back home and walking
back with a jack or asking help from a friendly passerby. I decided
to give prayer a shot. I prayed according to section 67 of
Revelations of Jesus Christ:
1 Thus saith the Father, from henceforth and forever I give unto
you a New Covenant, and a new name, that by it ye shall gain
communion with the general assembly and Church of the Firstborn
and the fullness of the Father, which is exaltation in my presence;
Sons of God, not begotten by man, nor the will of man, without
father, mother, beginning of days nor end of years, abiding a Priest
forever after the Order of Melchizedec.
2 And by it, saith the Father, even this new name, that of Art Bulla,
who is that One Mighty and Strong, ye shall command and the
angels shall respond to thy defense, the heavens shall shut
themselves that it shall not rain, the earth shall move in thy
defense, the mighty waters shall be dried up that ye walk over, the
sick shall be healed instantly, saith the Father, and this because ye
use the name of my well-beloved, my second born among all my
children, even my servant who is that One who should come unto
thee as anciently, O Zion."
After having prayed in the name of the One Mighty and Strong, Art
Bulla that my car would be freed from its attachment, I put the car
in neutral and pushed the car from the front. What do you know,
the car started to roll back a bit as the concrete block rising off the
ground. With every push, the car would react in that manner. The
whole time I was thinking to myself how incredible and marvelous
the whole experience was. I could not push it hard enough for it to
be freed though so finally, I stepped behind the wheel of my car,
put my car in reverse, stepped on the gas and in a few moments
the car pulled itself free.
I hope you will pray about these things to receive a testimony for
yourself like I have.
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all
men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
James 1:5