Sunday, August 28, 2016

PREPARING FOR THE GREAT DAY OF THE LORD


"The Saints are now living in the ‘last days’. This is a period of wickedness and tribulations, of calamity and great distress, but it is also a period of restoration, in which the Lord is bringing to pass a restitution of the powers and blessings of all former times. In this day and age, the Lord’s work will triumph, and it will eventually fill the whole earth. This generation stands at the end of the sixth ‘day’ of the earth’s history. Now is the ‘Saturday evening’ of time preceding the great millennial Sabbath of the earth. It is for this generation to prepare the way for the Second Coming of the Lord. Modern Saints must obey the principles of the gospel and know the signs of the times, so that they may endure the trials and difficulties of this dispensation, recognize the signs of His coming, and be prepared to receive Him as His own people when He comes. The Doctrine and Covenants clarifies prophecies of the past concerning the last days, and it gives many additional prophecies by which the Saints can recognize the time of the Lord’s coming, that it might not ‘overtake [them] as a thief’. It not only teaches how to recognize the imminence of the Lord’s coming, but it also makes very clear what one must do to be prepared to receive the Lord when He comes...

"Those who know the signs and who follow the counsel given through the Lord’s prophets will be prepared to deal with the challenges of this momentous time and will be ‘looking forth for the great day of the Lord to come’. They will not be taken by surprise but will be anxiously awaiting the Lord’s coming,” (Enrichment H The Last Days, Doctrine and Covenants Student Manual, (2002), 397–405).
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