During the period immediately at or after the fulfillment of the Times of the Gentiles, there will be a great council at Adam-Ondi-Ahman. Joseph Smith identified a valley and mountains known today as Spring Hill in Davies County, Missouri as the very place. Many of us have been there. I personally found it to have a sweet spirit, but also a feeling of long and dramatic history that has played out in that area.
Three years prior to the death of Adam, the first man, he gathered his sons, and their sons into this same valley and blessed them. Jesus Christ appeared to Adam and those gathered, and blessed Adam and called him Michael, the prince, the archangel. Adam was filled with power, and prophesied all that would befall the family of man to the end of times. (D&C 107:53-56) Adam built an altar and offered sacrifices to God. A remnant of that altar remained when Joseph Smith first identified it in 1837.
Joseph Smith stood on Spring Hill in 1837, upon the stones of the altar (possibly the square natural stones in the photo below), and taught that Adam would again return to the valley and hold another great council as a prelude to the great and dreadful day of the Lord. (Mediation and Atonement, pp. 69-70)
At this grand council all of those who held dispensational keys of authority will give an account of their stewardship to Adam. Christ will then come, receive back the keys from Adam, and thus take authority upon Himself to complete all of the work of each dispensation.
This council at Adam-Ondi-Ahman is to be one of the great preparatory steps in building Zion and His coming in glory. (Daniel 7:9-14, Teachings, p. 157)
When the moment comes for this grand council to convene, only those who have keys will be present. There will be no general announcement, no CNN coverage, no General Conference announcement, and locals will know nothing of it. It will be very quietly done, and we will not know about it until after it has occurred, and Jesus Christ or his spokesmen announce its fulfillment.
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