CONDITIONS NECESSARY FOR THE SEALED PORTION TO COME FORTH
By Dan Clute
Ether 1:90 And when the Lord had said these words, he shewed unto the Brother of Jared all the inhabitants of the earth which had been, and also all that would be; and the Lord withheld them not from his sight, even unto the ends of the earth; 1:91 For the Lord had said unto him in times before, that if he would believe in him, that he could shew unto him all things -- it should be shewn unto him; therefore the Lord could not withhold anything from him; for he knew that the Lord could shew him all things. All things,all my revelations is what is revealed in the sealed portion. Not just any faith “they shall exercise faith in me, saith the Lord, even as the Brother of Jared.”
Ether 1:100 For the Lord said unto me, They shall not go forth unto the Gentiles until the day that they shall repent of their iniquity,and become clean before the Lord; 1:101 And in that day that they shall exercise faith in me, saith the Lord, even as the Brother of Jared did, that they may become sanctified in me, then will I manifest unto them the things which the Brother of Jared saw, even to the unfolding unto them all my revelations, ( or “all things”) saith Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Father of the heavens and of the earth, and all things that in them are.
2 Nephi 11:125-127 11:125 And it shall come to pass, that the Lord God shall bring forth unto you the words of a book, and they shall be the words of them which have slumbered. 11:126 And behold the book shall be sealed: and in the book shall be a revelation from God, from the beginning of the world to the ending thereof. 11:127 Wherefore, because of the things which are sealed up, the things which are sealed, shall not be delivered in the day of the wickedness and abominations of the people.
2 Nephi 12:91-98 12:91 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. 12:92 And then shall the wolf 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. 12:93 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together, and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 12:94 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice's den. 12:95 They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. 12:96 Wherefore, the things of all nations shall be made known: yea, all things shall be made known unto the children of men. 12:97 There is nothing which is secret, save it shall be revealed; there is no work of darkness, save it shall be made manifest in the light; and there is nothing which is sealed upon the earth, save it shall be loosed. 12:98 Wherefore, all things which have been revealed unto the children of men, shall at that day be revealed;
D&C 98:5a Behold, it is my will, that all they who call on my name, and worship me according to mine everlasting gospel, should gather together and stand in holy places, and prepare for the revelation which is to come when the veil of the covering of my temple, in my tabernacle, which hideth the earth, shall be taken off, and all flesh shall see me together. 98:5b And every corruptible thing, both of man, or of the beasts of the field, or of the fowls of heaven, or of the fish of the sea, that dwell upon all the face of the earth, shall be consumed; and also, that of element shall melt with fervent heat; and all things shall become new, that my knowledge and glory may dwell upon all the earth. 98:5c And in that day the enmity of man, and the enmity of beasts; yea, the enmity of all flesh shall cease from before my face. 98:5d And in that day whatsoever any man shall ask it shall be given unto him. 98:5e And in that day Satan shall not have power to tempt any man. And there shall be no sorrow because there is no death. 98:5f In that day an infant shall not die until he is old, and his life shall be as the age of a tree, and when he dies he shall not sleep (that is to say in the earth), but shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye, and shall be caught up, and his rest shall be glorious. 98:5g Yea, verily I say unto you, In that day when the Lord shall come he shall reveal all things; things which have passed, and hidden things which no man knew; things of the earth by which it was made, and the purpose and the end thereof; things most precious; things that are above, and things that are beneath; things that are in the earth, and upon the earth, and in heaven.
The above verses in D&C 98:5a describes the second coming of Jesus Christ. 98:b-f describes the Millennial Reign, 98:5g states “In that day when the Lord shall come he shall reveal all things and then describes what those things are which I believe is a description of what is in the sealed portion of the Book of Mormon or “all things” and more. Notice in 98:5g “and hidden things which no man knew.”
Ether 5:21 And after the Brother of Jared had beheld the finger of the Lord, because of the promise which the Brother of Jared had obtained by faith, the Lord could not withhold anything from his sight; wherefore he shewed him all things, for he could no longer be kept without the vail.
Again, it will require faith and belief as the Brother of Jared, for the Lord to show all things which are revealed in the sealed portion.
Isaiah 29:11 And it shall come to pass, that the Lord God shall bring forth unto you the words of a book; and they shall be the words of them which have slumbered. 29:12 And behold, the book shall be sealed; and in the book shall be a revelation from God, from the beginning of the world to the ending thereof. 29:13 Wherefore because of the things which are sealed up, the things which are sealed shall not be delivered in the day of the wickedness and abominations of the people. Wherefore, the book shall be kept from them.
Here it plainly states that because of the things which are sealed up, the things which are sealed shall not be delivered in the day of the wickedness and abominations of the people. Wherefore, the book shall be kept from them. This is why we are only being promised by man a portion of the sealed portion.
Isaiah29:15 For the book shall be sealed by the power of God, and the revelation which was sealed shall be kept in the book until the own due time of the Lord, that they may come forth; for behold, they reveal all things from the foundation of the world unto the end thereof. 29:16 And the day cometh, that the words of the book which were sealed shall be read upon the housetops; and they shall be read by the power of Christ; and all things shall be revealed unto the children of men which ever have been among the children of men, and which ever will be, even unto the end of the earth.
A tall order indeed.
Isaiah 29:23 Touch not the things which are sealed, for I will bring them forth in mine own due time; for I will show unto the children of men that I am able to do mine own work. 29:24 Wherefore, when thou hast read the words which I have commanded thee, (The Book of Mormon which we now have) and obtained the witnesses which I have promised unto thee, (the three and the eight witnesses) then shalt thou seal up the book again, and hide it up unto me, that I may preserve the words which thou hast not read (sealed portion of the Book of Mormon) until I shall see fit in mine own wisdom to reveal all things unto the children of men.29:25 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.
When the Lord reveals the sealed portion of the Book of Mormon he states that He will “reveal all things unto the children of men.” not a portion of all things or a portion of the sealed portion. Never in scripture has God made that statement that He will reveal a portion of the sealed portion and never will God reveal anything contrary to what He has revealed in scripture. As God states above: “I will show unto the world that I am the same yesterday, today, and forever.”