Updated: Sep 2, 2022
This has been happening for awhile but the worst of it is yet to come. Possibly anytime between Elul 29, 2022 to the next Solar Eclipse, Spring 2024. ~ Persecution, Mark of the Beast, leave our homes.
What is it?
The Olive Press represents a time of immense pressure on the church. This is a parallelism of the Savior being pressed as He underwent the Atonement that literally pressed blood from every pore just as oil is pressed from the olive. The purpose of this Olive Press is twofold:
Press the Saints in order to weed out the wicked and unfaithful members.
Allows Christ to preserve (spiritually and physically) the righteous and obedient members, just as olive oil is pressed, purified and preserved.
This pressure upon the Church will be a combination of many things:
Outright hatred, scoff and scorn.
Political pressure for Socialistic programs and groups under the guise of goodwill.
Secret Combinations that will deceive many members.
Break down of the Constitution.
Pressure to go against Israel as they build their Temple.
Pressure to get the "mark of the beast" as cash stops being used.
Pressure to praise the Anti-Christ for their false miracles and prophecies.
Hate when we do not praise evil and uphold the good.
Why is it that Christ has to "clean His house" first? Why is that even important? The answer is again, twofold, so lets talk about it.
We know that Heavenly Father is unable to allow any unclean thing to enter into His house. "Okay, so what, I'll just repent," one might reply. Christ, by whom the gift of Atonement is given, said, "They draw near to me with their lips while their hearts are far from me.” JSH 1:19
Elder George Q. Cannon said, “If we draw near unto the Lord with our lips and our hearts are far from Him, then we are hypocrites. If we profess to be Latter-day Saints and have an outward semblance of religion, while in reality our lives do not correspond with our professions, then we are hypocrites—we are guilty of hypocrisy before the Lord, and His anger will be kindled against us” Deseret News, June 1, 1889, 710
This shows clearly the duality of the church membership as is shown with the wheat and the tares. The tares of whom have the unique ability to look and act like wheat, but in actuality is a weed. If you think you may be a tare, remember that there is still time to change your heart, make use of the Atonement with a sincere heart and get prepared.
Also, why does the timeline for my article sometimes show that these things may also begin in the Spring of 2021? To be quick and precise, that is the mid point between the first rare total solar eclipse back on August 21, 2017 and the second rare total solar eclipse that will happen on April 8, 2024. These two solar eclipse's "track" makes an 'x' close to Jackson County, MO, right at their complete eclipse. More on that future event here.
Do not be ye deceived!
All last year, the main church theme was "Do Not Be Deceived," and the "Parable of the 10 Virgins."
Now, in my personal opinion, I believe that it won't just be hypocrites, lazy or unfaithful members who will be cleaned out. I think that there will be decent Saints who become deeply and truly deceived. I think that they will come to really believe that (for example) voting for a policy that is obviously socialistic in nature, is what Christ would have done because it sounds like a good service when in fact, Christ has been very clear that he loves effort and fights for agency. The very nature of Socialism-Communism is the very thing we fought AGAINST in our preexistence. It goes against the the Constitution written by men who Christ inspired.
To draw this point a bit further, President Benson said, "God placed a mandate upon his people to befriend and defend the constitutional laws of the land and see that the rights and privileges of all mankind are protected. He verified the declaration of the founding fathers, that God created all men free. He also warned against those who would enact laws encroaching upon the sacred rights and privileges of free men. He urged the election of honest and wise leaders and said that evil men and laws were of Satan." Then he says:
"Communism and socialism, closely related, must be defeated on principle[...] No true Latter-day Saint and no true American can be a socialist or a communist or support programs leading in that direction. These evil philosophies are incompatible with Mormonism, the true gospel of Jesus Christ."
Socialism-Communism is one of the 3 big destroyers of America in the latter-days. Now by two or more Witnesses shall all things be established, so here is what Elder George Q. Morris who was an Apostle, said, "Another sign of great importance was the rise of an evil power. Brother Benson had already very impressively referred to it--communism[...] he (Satan) has entered into the politics of the world, and already subjugated about one billion people of the world, and by a dire, sanguinary, and deadly philosophy has brought death to millions and has brought slavery to almost a billion people." Gerald N. Lund, "Coming of the Lord" pg. 19.
These Saints will actually come to believe that Secret Combinations do not exist. Or that Israel really shouldn't build their temple on the temple mount because it will make their neighbors mad and start a war. We already know that it will make their neighbors mad and start a war (that's the whole end-game prophecy. That is God's plan for the end times. This is meant to happen in order for Christ to return.) Remember that Christ also warned that those who go against Israel will be destroyed. It was Christ who showed Daniel in Daniel 9:25-27 in a vision about the end times that Jerusalem would be built back up, including a temple, then destroyed again by the armies during Armageddon (abomination of desolation.)
President Benson said, "The Prophet Moroni described how the secret combination would take over a country and then fight the work of God, persecute the righteous, and murder those who resisted. Moroni therefore proceeded to describe the workings of the ancient “secret combinations” so that modern man could recognize this great political conspiracy in the last days."
Mark of the Beast:
These same Saints will be so masterfully deceived, that I think they will believe that the "mark of the beast" is a good thing because it will keep everyone safe from the virus by tracking our whereabouts, who we've been in contact with, contain our "immunization passport" and allow us to buy or sell without having to use "dirty" cash that the virus can live on. Oh, and if you don't get this "mark of the beast", then you're not a real Saint. You want people to die because you're unwilling to get it. Let's make it so that anyone who needs their next stimulus payment won't be able to get it unless they get this "mark of the beast," (or what I believe will be the Quantum Dot Tattoo.)
This kind of talk may seem ridiculous to those who haven't been watching the news or Facebook. With the change that covid-19 made in America and over the World, scorning people in this way has been a common one. It has brought many people on either "side of the fence" to violence. It is many of those same people who do not recognize how silently the Constitution is quickly slipping away while they bicker, fight and slander and threaten...
How can we keep from being deceived?
In February 1847, Brigham Young communicated with Joseph Smith in a marvelous dream. Joseph’s message was clear: “Tell the people to be humble and faithful, and be sure to keep the spirit of the Lord and it will lead them right. Be careful and not turn away the small still voice; it will teach them what to do and where to go; it will yield the fruits of the kingdom. . . . They can tell the spirit of the Lord from all other spirits; it will whisper peace and joy to their souls.” Brigham Young Vision, Feb. 23, 1847
It has always been taught in the church that we need to first, be reading our scriptures and searching for those truths we seek. Second, be faithful so that the Holy Ghost is willing to dwell within us, for without the Holy Ghost we would not be able to feel the truth of things. Third, after studying it out in your mind, to kneel down and pray to God with real intent and sacrifice your "broken heart and contrite spirit" then will you receive that personal revelation to know what is true and what is false. Those who are puffed up in their pride will not be able to feel the Holy Ghost and receive that knowledge.
If you read my "Introduction and Purpose", at the end of the article, I detail how to separate true and false prophesying. I recommend you read it, but in a general rule of thumb, if what you are trying to get revelation on goes against any church doctrine, it is false. Simple as that. Church doctrine is anything that is found in the scriptures, words of the Prophets, or modern revelation such as D&C. I hope that this shows why it is so important to read the scriptures, search the answers out and listen to General Conference!
Get prepared! I recommend reading the "Readiness Checklists" or the "Timeline of the Seventh Seal," if you haven't already done so. If you want to see more recent updates in connection with covid-19 and a call to be prepared by Pres. Nelson, then may I suggest reading "Current Events" next!