Posts tagged ‘Second Coming’

3rd Nephi 24:1-3

And it came to pass that he commanded them that they should write the words which the Father had given unto Malachi, which he should tell unto them. And it came to pass that after they were written he expounded them. And these are the words which he did tell unto them, saying: Thus said the Father unto Malachi—Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom ye seek shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in; behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts. But who may abide the day of his coming, and who shall stand when he appeareth? For he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fuller’s soap. And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness.

Christ is telling us about the messenger that will come and prepare this world for his second coming. Only through the messenger will we be able put ourselves into a position for the return of Christ. We can be thankful that this messenger does come and will return with instructions from Christ to his Church.

Message 34:5

Behold, saith the Lord, a great work is to be done, and few there be that behold it. But the children of your God knoweth it, and heareth the will of the Father, for the Church of Christ shall receive her power to make ready her children, the Lamb’s bride, when he comes.

Christ’s church is not going to go away. It will be here for the second coming. There will be members that stay faithful though it all and will be able to witness this great and joyous event. It is our responsibility to prepare the world for it.

2nd Nephi 25:15-18

Wherefore, the Jews shall be scattered among all nations; yea, and also Babylon shall be destroyed; wherefore, the Jews shall be scattered by other nations. And after that they have been scattered, and the Lord God hath scourged them by other nations for the space of many generations, yea, even down from generation to generation until they shall be persuaded to believe in Christ, the Son of God, and the atonement, which is infinite for all mankind—and when that day shall come that they shall believe in Christ, and worship the Father in his name, with pure hearts and clean hands, and look not forward any more for another Messiah, then, at that time, the day will come that it must needs be expedient that they should believe these things. And the Lord will set his hand again the second time to restore his people from their lost and fallen state. Wherefore, he will proceed to do a marvelous work and a wonder among the children of men. Wherefore, he shall bring forth his words unto them, which words shall judge them at the last day, for they shall be given them for the purpose of convincing them of the true Messiah, who was rejected by them; and unto the convincing of them that they need not look forward anymore for a Messiah to come, for there should not any come, save it should be a false Messiah which should deceive the people; for there is save one Messiah spoken of by the prophets, and that Messiah is he which should be rejected of the Jews.

There will be a time when the Jews have an opportunity to come to Christ. They are still part of his people and as such will be shown the truth. The question is will they listen. The time is getting closer to the second coming.

Message 94:2-3

I bring the authority to prepare the way before the Lord’s soon coming; before this generation all pass away. Fear not, the Lord is doing a marvelous work and a wonder and the powers of evil shall lose in the end.

John is bringing the authority from God for us to do the Lords work. He promises us that that the Lord will soon come. We should be comforted by that fact. Work that the Lord is doing is great and larger than anyone of us can see with our eyes. I hope and pray that we all can just do our part and feel the love that comes with the peace of the Lord.

Matthew 24:34-39

Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.  Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

With all the talk this weekend about the end of the world that was supposed to happen Saturday it is a great time to look at when Christ said he would come back. The quick answer is that we don’t know. Only the Lord our God knows when Christ will come back to earth. Anyone who says otherwise is adding their own thoughts to the words of God.