Elder Orson F. Whitney often used the phrase that we are in the "Saturday Evening
of Time." Through the following references we can better understand that we are
in fact approaching midnight and many of the great events in history.
Adam - MichaelEnoch - Raphael
Noah - GabrielShem - Melchizedek
"According to our Prophet's teachings, God gave to this planet,
Mother Earth, seven thousand years as the period of "its temporal existence;"
and four thousand years, or four of those great days, had passed before Christ was
crucified, while nearly two thousand years, or two more days, have gone by since.
Consequently, we stand at the present moment in the Saturday Evening of Time, near the
close of the sixth day, at the week's end of human history. Morning will break upon the
Millennium, the thousand years of peace, the Sabbath of the World."
(Orson F. Whitney, Conference Report, April 1920, p.123)
For additional references concerning the timeline of the earth go to the Seals
Information section of this site.
earth has a seven thousand year temporal existence. (D&C
seven thousand years are represented by seven seals. Each seal represents a thousand
years. (D&C 77:7)
sixth seal represents time from approximately AD 1,000 - 2,000. (D&C 77:7)
second coming will be AFTER events occur in the seventh seal to prepare the way for His
coming. (D&C 77:12, 13)
Revelation chapter six John sees a book with seals and records a brief glimpse into each
Rev 6: 2 John sees in the 1st seal, 4,000 - 3,000 BC, a "white horse" and he
that sat on the horse had a bow and he went forth conquering and to conquer. This
perhaps is referring to Enoch who had many battles with the enemies of the people of
God. (Moses 7:13-17)
Rev 6: 3-4 John sees in the 2nd seal, 3,000 - 2,000 BC, a "red horse" and peace
was taken from the earth. The time just prior to the flood was wicked, violent and
corrupt. (Moses 8: 22, 28-29)
Rev 6: 5-6 John sees in the 3rd seal, 2,000 - 1,000 BC, a "black horse" and
describes famine conditions. A measure of wheat for a penny is about two pints of
wheat for a days labor. (Matt 20:2) There was no greater time of famine in
the history of the earth than during the days of Abraham. (Abraham 2: 17, 21)
Rev 6: 7-8 John sees in the 4th seal, 1,000 - 1 BC, a "pale horse" and his name
that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. Power was given unto them
over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death.
During this seal there were powerful earthly kingdoms such as Assyrian, Babylonian
and Roman that had many wars.
Rev 6: 9-11 John sees his own day, the 5th seal, AD 1 - 1,000, John describes those that
were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held of the Savior.
Rev 6: 12-17 John sees our day, the 6th seal, AD 1,000 - 2,000. In these verses John
sees a great earthquake and the sun became as sackcloth of hair and the moon became as
blood. The stars fell unto the earth even as a fig tree casteth her untimely
figs. The heaven departs as a scroll and every mountain and island were moved out of