Second Coming: 1. “We are now living in the Saturday night of time; the millennial morning will soon dawn. This is the end of the sixth seal, and the seventh seal will soon be opened.” @McConkieBruceR
2. “Peace has been taken from the earth, the angels of destruction have begun their work, and their swords shall not be sheathed until the Prince of Peace comes to destroy the wicked and usher in the great Millennium.” @McConkieBruceR
3. “Be it remembered that tribulations lie ahead. There will be wars in one nation and kingdom after another until war is poured out upon all nations and two hundred million men of war mass their armaments at Armageddon.” @McConkieBruceR
4. “For the moment we live in a day of peace and prosperity but it shall not ever be thus. Great trials lie ahead. All of the sorrows and perils of the past are but a foretaste of what is yet to be. And we must prepare ourselves temporally and spiritually.” @McConkieBruceR
5. “Our spiritual preparation consists in keeping the commandments of God, and taking the Holy Spirit for our guide, so that when this life is over we shall find rest and peace in paradise and an ultimate inheritance of glory and honor in the celestial kingdom.” @McConkieBruceR
6. If we cannot care for our temporal needs in this world, how can we ever succeed in spiritual things in the world to come? @McConkieBruceR
7. “There will be earthquakes and floods and famines. The waves of the sea shall heave themselves beyond their bounds, the clouds shall withhold their rain, and the crops of the earth shall wither and die.” @McConkieBruceR
8. “There will be plagues and pestilence and disease and death. An overflowing scourge shall cover the earth and a desolating sickness shall sweep the land. Flies shall take hold of the inhabitants of the earth, and maggots shall come in upon them.” @McConkieBruceR
9. “Their flesh shall fall from off their bones, and their eyes from their sockets” (D&C 29:19).
10. “Bands of Gadianton robbers will infest every nation, immorality and murder and crime will increase, and it will seem as though every man’s hand is against his brother.” @McConkieBruceR
11. “We must do all we can to proclaim peace, to avoid war, to heal disease, to prepare for natural disasters—but with it all, that which is to be shall be.” @McConkieBruceR
12. “Relying always on the Lord, we must become independent of the world. We must be self-reliant. Using the agency God has given us, we must work out our own economic and temporal problems.” @McConkieBruceR
13. “We are here on earth to work until our backs ache and our tired muscles knot, to work all our days. This mortal probation is one in which we are to eat our bread in the sweat of our faces until we return to the dust from whence we came.” @McConkieBruceR
14. “We must maintain our own health, sow our own gardens, store our own food, educate and train ourselves to handle the daily affairs of life. No one else can work out our salvation for us, either temporally or spiritually.” @McConkieBruceR
15. “We are here on earth to care for the needs of our family members. Wives have claim on their husbands for their support, children upon their parents, parents upon their children, brothers upon each other, and relatives upon their kin.” @McConkieBruceR
16. “It is the aim of the Church to help the Saints to care for themselves and, where need be, to make food and clothing and other necessities available, lest the Saints turn to the doles and evils of Babylon.” @McConkieBruceR
17. “The Lord deliberately withholds from us the day and hour of his coming and of the tribulations which shall precede it—all as part of the testing and probationary experiences of mortality. He simply tells us to watch and be ready.” @McConkieBruceR
18. “The Lord deliberately withholds from us the day and hour of his coming and of the tribulations which shall precede it—all as part of the testing and probationary experiences of mortality. He simply tells us to watch and be ready.” @McConkieBruceR
19. “We do not say that all of the Saints will be spared and saved from the coming day of desolation. But we do say there is no promise of safety and no promise of security except for those who love the Lord and who are seeking to do all that he commands.” @McConkieBruceR
20. “It may be, for instance, that nothing except the power of faith and the authority of the priesthood can save individuals and congregations from the atomic holocausts that surely shall be.” @McConkieBruceR
21. “So we raise the warning voice and say: Take heed; prepare; watch and be ready. There is no security in any course except the course of obedience and conformity and righteousness.” @McConkieBruceR
22. “Zion shall escape if she observe to do all things whatsoever I have commanded her.”
23. The Holy Spirit affirmed two things to me. First, the work of ministering to temporal needs is vital and must continue.The second...was this: beyond selfless service,it is supremely important to prepare the world for the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. @ChristoffDTodd
24. “Let us do all we can to relieve suffering and sorrow now, and let us devote ourselves more diligently to the preparations needed for the day when pain and evil are ended altogether, when “Christ [shall] reign personally upon the earth...” @ChristoffDTodd
25. “If you don’t find here [the Church] an organization willing to commit vast amounts of time and funds to the gathering and preparation of a covenant people ready to receive the Lord, you won’t find it anywhere.” @ChristoffDTodd
26. “...if ye are prepared ye shall not fear.” D&C 38:30
27. “The scriptures are rich in references to the Second Coming, an event eagerly awaited by the righteous and dreaded or denied by the wicked.” @OaksDallinH
28. “The faithful of all ages have pondered the sequence and meaning of the many events prophesied to precede and follow this HINGE POINT of history.” @OaksDallinH
29. “The Savior will return to the earth in power and great glory to reign personally during a millennium of righteousness and peace.” @OaksDallinH
30. “At the time of His coming there will be a destruction of the wicked and a resurrection of the righteous.” @OaksDallinH
31. “No one knows the time of His coming, but the faithful are taught to study the signs of it and to be prepared for it.” @OaksDallinH
32. “He that feareth me shall be looking forth for the great day of the Lord to come, even for the signs of the coming of the Son of Man,” signs that will be shown “in the heavens above, and in the earth beneath” - (D&C 45:39–40)
33. The Savior taught this in the parable of the fig tree whose tender new branches give a sign of the coming of summer. “So likewise,” when the elect shall see the signs of His coming “they shall know that he is near, even at the doors.” @OaksDallinH
34. “These signs of the Second Coming are all around us and seem to be increasing in frequency and intensity.” @OaksDallinH
35. “How oft have I called upon you by the mouth of my servants....”
36. “The list of major earthquakes in The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2004 shows twice as many earthquakes in the decades of the 1980s and 1990s as in the two preceding decades.” @OaksDallinH
37. “It also shows further sharp increases in the first several years of this century. The list of notable floods and tidal waves and the list of hurricanes, typhoons, and blizzards worldwide show similar increases in recent years.” @OaksDallinH
38. “Increases by comparison with 50 years ago can be dismissed as changes in reporting criteria, but the accelerating pattern of natural disasters in the last few decades is ominous.” @OaksDallinH
39. “Another sign of the times is the gathering of the faithful.” @OaksDallinH (see D&C 133:4)
40. These were gatherings to prospective temples.With the creation of stakes and the construction of temples in most nations with sizeable populations of the faithful, the current commandment is not to gather to one place but to gather in stakes in our own homelands. @OaksDallinH
41. “While we are powerless to alter the fact of the Second Coming and unable to know its exact time, we can accelerate our own preparation and try to influence the preparation of those around us.” @OaksDallinH
42. “The ten virgins obviously represent members of Christ’s Church, for all were invited to the wedding feast and all knew what was required to be admitted when the bridegroom came. But only half were ready when he came.” @OaksDallinH
43. D&C 88: “And all things shall be in commotion.”
44. Brothers and sisters, as the Book of Mormon teaches, “this life is the time for men to prepare to meet God; … the day of this life is the day for men to perform their labors” Alma 34:32 Are we preparing? @OaksDallinH
45. “Prepare ye, prepare ye for that which is to come, for the Lord is nigh. ” -D&C 1:12
46. “Yea, let the cry go forth among all people: Awake and arise and go forth to meet the Bridegroom; behold and lo, the Bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Prepare yourselves for the great day of the Lord.” -D&C 133:10
47. “Always we are cautioned that we cannot know the day or the hour of His coming.” @OaksDallinH
48. “The Lord will return to the land that He made holy by His mission there in mortality. In triumph, He will come again to Jerusalem. In royal robes of red to symbolize His blood, which oozed from every pore, He shall return to the Holy City.” @NelsonRussellM
49. Watch therefore; for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

“But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up” Matt. 24:42–43 “
50. “Verily, I say unto you, I am Jesus Christ, who cometh quickly, in an hour you think not. Even so. Amen.” -D&C 51:20
51. If we knew that we would meet the Lord tomorrow...through His unexpected coming—what would we do today? What confessions would we make? What practices would we discontinue?...What forgivenesses would we extend? What testimonies would we bear? @OaksDallinH
52. “Why not now? Why not seek peace while peace can be obtained? If our lamps of preparation are drawn down, let us start immediately to replenish them.” @OaksDallinH
53. “We need to make both temporal and spiritual preparation for the events prophesied at the time of the Second Coming.” @OaksDallinH
54. “The preparation most likely to be neglected is the one less visible and more difficult—the spiritual.” @OaksDallinH
55. “A 72-hour kit of temporal supplies may prove valuable for earthly challenges, but, as the foolish virgins learned to their sorrow, a 24-hour kit of spiritual preparation is of greater and more enduring value.” @OaksDallinH
56. There are many temporal causes of commotion, including wars and natural disasters, but an even greater cause of current “commotion” is spiritual. @OaksDallinH
57. Viewing our surroundings through the lens of faith and with an eternal perspective, we see all around us a fulfillment of the prophecy that “the devil shall have power over his own dominion.” @OaksDallinH
58. “Evil that used to be localized and covered like a boil is now legalized and paraded like a banner.” @OaksDallinH
59. “The most fundamental roots and bulwarks of civilization are questioned or attacked. Nations disavow their religious heritage. Marriage and family responsibilities are discarded as impediments to personal indulgence.” @OaksDallinH
60. [Media] that shape our attitudes are filled with stories or images that portray the children of God as predatory beasts or, at best, as trivial creations pursuing little more than personal pleasure. And too many of us accept this as entertainment. @OaksDallinH
61. “The good, the true, and the beautiful are being replaced by the no-good, the “whatever,” and the valueless fodder of personal whim.” @OaksDallinH
62. “Many of our youth and adults are caught up in pornography, pagan piercing of body parts, self-serving pleasure pursuits, dishonest behavior, revealing attire, foul language, and degrading sexual indulgence.” @OaksDallinH
63. Among those who profess to believe in right and wrong, there are “them that call evil good, and good evil.”Many..deny individual responsibility and practice dependence on others, seeking, like the foolish virgins, to live on borrowed substance and borrowed light. @OaksDallinH
64. What is the measure of our compliance with covenants, including the sacred promises we made in the waters of baptism, in receiving the holy priesthood, and in the temples of God? Are we promisers who do not fulfill and believers who do not perform? @OaksDallinH
65. Wherefore, stand ye in holy places, and be not moved, until the day of the Lord come; for behold, it cometh quickly, saith the Lord. Amen. (D&C 87:8)
66. What are those “holy places”? Surely they include the temple and its covenants faithfully kept. Surely they include a home where children are treasured and parents are respected. @OaksDallinH
67. “He will preserve the righteous by his power, even if it so be that the fulness of his wrath must come, and the righteous be preserved,..Wherefore, the righteous need not fear; for thus saith the prophet, they shall be saved, even if it so be as by fire.” 1 Nephi 22:17
68. “And also the Lord shall have power over his saints, and shall reign in their midst, and shall come down in judgment upon Idumea, or the world.” -D&C 1:36
69. “With faith in God, we trust the blessings He has promised those who keep His commandments. We have faith in the future, and we are preparing for that future.” @OaksDallinH
70. “Wherefore, be faithful, praying always, having your lamps trimmed and burning, and oil with you, that you may be ready at the coming of the Bridegroom—For behold, verily, verily, I say unto you, that I come quickly. Even so. Amen.” -D&C 33:17-18
71. “Be prepared for the days to come.”
72. “We can prepare ourselves as a people; we can gather the Lord’s covenant people; and we can help redeem the promise of salvation “made to the fathers,” our ancestors. All of this must occur in some substantial measure before the Lord comes again.” @ChristoffDTodd
73. “First, and crucial for the Lord’s return, is the presence on the earth of a people prepared to receive Him at His coming. He has stated that those who remain upon the earth in that day.” @ChristoffDTodd
74. “In ancient times, God took the righteous city of Zion to Himself. By contrast, in the last days a new Zion will receive the Lord at His return. Zion is the pure in heart, a people of one heart and one mind, dwelling in righteousness with no poor among them.” @ChristoffDTodd
75. The Prophet Joseph Smith stated, “We ought to have the building up of Zion as our greatest object.” We build up Zion in our homes, wards, branches, and stakes through unity, godliness, and charity. @ChristoffDTodd
76. We must acknowledge that the building up of Zion occurs in tumultuous times—“a day of wrath, a day of burning, a day of desolation, of weeping, of mourning, and of lamentation; and as a whirlwind it shall come upon all the face of the earth, saith the Lord.” @ChristoffDTodd
77. The gathering into stakes becomes “for a defense, and for a refuge from the storm, and from wrath when it shall be poured out without mixture upon the whole earth.” @ChristoffDTodd
78. “An underlying effort in building Zion is the gathering of the Lord’s long-dispersed covenant people.” @ChristoffDTodd
79. “We believe in the literal ​​​gathering​ of Israel and in the restoration of the ​​​Ten Tribes​; that ​​​Zion​ (the New Jerusalem) will be built upon the American continent; that Christ will ​​​reign​ personally upon the earth..” - AOF 10
80. “Jeremiah’s prophecy is being fulfilled.” @ChristoffDTodd
81. [The] gathering [of Israel] is the most important thing taking place on earth today. Nothing else compares in magnitude, nothing else compares in importance, nothing else compares in majesty. And if you choose to, … you can be a big part of it.” @NelsonRussellM
82. “The Book of Mormon itself is the instrument of gathering and conversion.” @ChristoffDTodd
83. “Vital to the preparation for the Second Coming is the great redemptive effort on behalf of our ancestors. The Lord promised to send Elijah the prophet before the Second Coming.” @ChristoffDTodd
84. Elijah did come as promised. The date was April 3, 1836; the place was the Kirtland Temple. In that place and in that moment, he did indeed confer the promised priesthood, the keys for the redemption of the dead and the union of husbands, wives, and families.. @ChristoffDTodd
85. We should pause to remember that it is the Lord’s work and He is doing it. He is the Lord of the vineyard, and we are His servants. He bids us labor in the vineyard with our might this “last time,” and He labors with us. @ChristoffDTodd
86. “This great and last dispensation is building steadily to its climax—Zion on earth being joined with Zion from above at the Savior’s glorious return. The Church of Jesus Christ is commissioned to prepare—and is preparing—the world for that day.” @ChristoffDTodd
87. “We can’t look forward to the second coming of the Savior without there being a restitution of all things, and that’s the message of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” -LeGrand Richards
88. “Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.” - Amos 3:7
89. The Lord extended to Israel in the latter days, as preparation for his coming, an invitation to return to him in the payment of their tithes and their offerings! -LeGrand Richards
90. “The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.” -Isaiah 35:1
91. “I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.” - Isaiah 41:18
92. “As an apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ, I bear you my witness that the prophecies of Malachi...have been fulfilled in the restoration of the gospel at the hands of the Prophet Joseph Smith and the holy prophets who have succeeded him...” - LeGrand Richards
93. “The Savior then explained to his disciples the signs and happenings which will occur prior to his second coming. These are recorded in the twenty-fourth chapter of Matthew and warrant careful study.” - Apostle Delbert L. Stapely
94. Jesus informed his disciples that iniquity shall abound..
95 False Christs shall deceive many; false prophets shall arise, showing great signs and wonders to deceive the very elect; and great tribulations shall prevail.
96. There will be wars, rumors of wars, nations rising against nations, famines, pestilence, earthquakes, and the abomination of desolation.
97. “For many years there have been wars somewhere in the world, and the constant rumors of wars are of great concern to many nations today. Nations are rising against nations.” - Delbert L. Stapley
98. “There are unstable governments. Some have fallen. There is a continuing breakdown in the integrity, honesty, and righteousness of political, governmental, and business leaders.” Delbert L. Stapley
99. The world is ripening in iniquity. There are many who have no compunctions against deceiving and leading people into the paths of darkness and sin. There are those who falsely claim to be the Christ, or prophets, and by their cunning and deceit draw many followers. -E.Stapley
100. Famine and pestilences persist. Earthquakes are increasing in number and intensity. The same is true of other disasters of nature. Satan has great power over men, and, indeed, there are those who outwardly claim to be his disciples and worship him. -E. Stapley
101. “The world today is filled with men who have forsaken or forgotten God. They are seeking to change his laws by exercising their own mortal judgments. Perhaps to them God is not up-to-date. They forget that God’s commandments are eternal and unchangeable.” -Delbert Stapley
102. “Why do we need such resilient faith? Because difficult days are ahead. Rarely in the future will it be easy or popular to be a faithful Latter-day Saint. Each of us will be tested.” @NelsonRussellM
103. “I sincerely believe it will come in the very day when some of us who are here today [April 5, 1936] will be living upon the face of the earth. That day is close at hand.” -Joseph Fielding Smith
104. “The Lord will return to the land that He made holy by His mission there in mortality. In triumph, He will come again to Jerusalem. In royal robes of red to symbolize His blood, which oozed from every pore, He shall return to the Holy City.” @NelsonRussellM
105. “Soon, He who was once mockingly dressed in purple will come again, attired in red apparel, reminding us whose blood redeemed us.” @MaxwellNealA

(See D&C 133:48–49.)
106. There will be wrenching polarization on this planet, but also the remarkable reunion with our colleagues in Christ from the City of Enoch.Yes, nation after nation will become a house divided, but more and more unifying Houses of the Lord will grace this planet. @MaxwellNealA
107. Yes, Armageddon lies ahead. But so does Adam-ondi-Ahman! @MaxwellNealA
108. Did not Jesus tell us what to expect by way of heat in the final summer? Did He not also say that He would prove our faith and patience by trial? @MaxwellNealA
109. Did [Jesus] not provide needed proportion when He spoke of the comparative few who will find the narrow way leading to the strait gate? @MaxwellNealA
110. Did He not also say that His Saints, scattered upon all the face of the earth, would, in the midst of wickedness, commotion, and persecution, be “armed with righteousness and with the power of God,” for He is determined to have “a pure people”? @MaxwellNealA
111. “I will prophesy that the signs of the coming of the Son of Man are already commenced. One pestilence will desolate after another...The moon will be turned to blood.I testify of these things, and that the coming of the Son of Man is nigh, even at your doors.” -Joseph Smith
112. “If our souls and our bodies are not looking forth for the coming of the Son of Man; and after we are dead, if we are not looking forth, we shall be among those who are calling for the rocks to fall upon them.” - Joseph Smith
113. “Look to the Presidency and receive instruction. Every man who is afraid, covetous, will be taken in a snare. The time is soon coming, when no man will have any peace but in Zion and her stakes.” -Joseph Smith
114. “I saw men hunting the lives of their own sons, and brother murdering brother, women killing their own daughters, and daughters seeking the lives of their mothers.” -Joseph Smith
115. “I saw armies arrayed against armies. I saw blood, desolation, fires. The Son of Man has said that the mother shall be against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother. These things are at our doors.” -Joseph Smith
116. Satan will rage, and the spirit of the devil is now enraged. I know not how soon these things will take place;...How long you will have good crops, and the famine be kept off, I do not know; when the fig tree leaves, know then that the summer is nigh at hand. -Joseph Smith
117. “When the Lord Jesus Christ comes, he is going to inaugurate the millennium. War will cease; enmity shall disappear; and the King of kings shall reign as only Christ can reign, in the midst of and over a world of peace. Barbaric war shall end forever.” -Charles A. Callis
118. O, Father, send Jesus Christ quickly that the millennial reign, the golden rays of which are already brightening the hills of coming time, shall begin that we may rest and reign with Christ on earth a thousand years. -Charles A. Callis
119. “As we live the commandments of God, we can look forward with joyful anticipation to the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ and know that through our efforts we are worthy, with our loved ones, to dwell in His presence for all eternity.” -Ezra Taft Benson
120. “We announce that the times of restitution, the age of restoration, began in the spring of 1820, with the appearance of the Father and the Son to Joseph Smith, that it is now continuing and will continue until after the second coming of the Son of Man.” @McConkieBruceR
121. Don’t forget about the New Jerusalem part 1
122. Don’t forget about the New Jerusalem part 2
123. Don’t forget about the New Jerusalem part 3
124. Don’t forget about the New Jerusalem part 4
125. Don’t forget about the New Jerusalem part 5
126. “They will say it is a planet, a comet, etc. But the Son of Man will come as the sign of the coming of the Son of Man, which will be as the light of the morning cometh out of the east.” -Joseph Smith
127. “The Lord has laid upon us the responsibility to lay the foundation for that which is to be. We have been commissioned to prepare a people for the second coming of the Son of Man. We have been called to preach the gospel to every nation..” @McConkieBruceR
128. Do we have eyes to see that the events and prophecies of our time are preparing us for the Savior’s Second Coming? @HalesRobertDean
129. I bear special witness that our Savior Jesus Christ lives. I testify that His hand has been over the work of the Restoration from before the foundation of this world and will continue until His Second Coming. @HalesRobertDean #SpecialWitness
130. “How shall we set about to prepare a people to receive the coming of the Lord?...This preparation demands first that a people, to receive the coming of the Lord, must be taught the personality and the nature of God and his Son, Jesus Christ.” -Harold B. Lee
131. “We...commemorate the resurrection of the Lord as an event in history, [and] recognize it as a harbinger of things to come..He promised, and his apostles predicted, as did the prophets of the Old Testament, that there should be a second coming of the Lord..” -Harold B. Lee
132. “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first.” -1 Thessalonians 4:16
133. “Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” 1 Thessalonians 4:17
134. “Some may not understand how this message of good news can include a warning of judgment to come, but judgment is integral to the gospel. It is the assertion of the final triumph of good and the abolition of evil.” -Harold B. Lee
135. “We look upon the restoration and the second coming of Christ as sequels to the resurrection. We believe that a full understanding of the significance of the resurrection must include consideration of and belief in his second coming...” -Harold B. Lee
136. “The that this same Jesus has appeared again, established his kingdom, organized his Church with apostles & prophets, which the gospel of Jesus Christ shall be carried to all the world as a witness, and then the end shall come.” -Harold B. Lee
137. “Perhaps in an effort to escape the challenges of our times, a few voices proclaim that the Second Coming of the Savior is imminent.” -Joseph B. Wirthlin
138. “We do not know the precise time of the Second Coming of the Savior...We should resolve to begin a new era of personal obedience to prepare for His return.” -Joseph B. Wirthlin
139. Mortality is fleeting. We all have much to accomplish in preparation to meet Him. As Latter-day Saints, “we believe all things, we hope all things. … If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.” -Joseph B. Wirthlin
140. “All the predictions in regard to the second coming,..the second advent of the Messiah,..will be fulfilled exactly as the prophets have predicted.There is no need to mystify, nor to spiritualize, nor to explain them, they will come to pass word for word.” -Charles W. Penrose
141. “All predictions that refer to events that are to take place in the earth in the latter days will all come to pass as they are written, and...this Church of Jesus Christ...has been introduced by the Almighty for...bringing these things about.” -Charles W. Penrose
142. “And there shall be men standing in that generation, that shall not pass until they shall see an overflowing scourge; for a desolating sickness shall cover the land. But my disciples shall stand in holy places, and shall not be moved..” D&C 45:31-32
143. “Behold, I will hasten my work in its time.” (D&C 88:72–73.)
144. “And that the gathering together upon the land of Zion, and upon her stakes, may be for a defense, and for a refuge from the storm, and from wrath when it shall be poured out without mixture upon the whole earth.” Doctrine and Covenants 115:6
“Watch, therefore, for you know not at what hour your Lord doth come.” -JST Matthew 1:46
146. “There may be men that will know within a year—that will have revelation to say within one or two years when the Lord shall appear. I do not know that there is anything against this...Are we ready?” -Orson Pratt #secondcoming
147. “When the testimony of the elders ceases to be given, and the Lord says to them, ‘Come home; I will now preach my own sermons to the nations of the earth...” -Brigham Young
148. “I am called as one of the Apostles to be a special witness of Christ in these exciting, trying times, and I do not know when He is going to come again.” @BallardMRussell
149. “And again, verily I say unto you, the coming of the Lord draweth nigh, and it overtaketh the world as a thief in the night—therefore, gird up your loins, that you may be the children of light, and that day shall not overtake you as a thief.” -D&C 106:4–5
150. “And unto you [the Apostles] it shall be given to know the signs of the times, and the signs of the coming of the Son of Man.” -D&C 68:11
151. “[The Lord] will purify their bodies until they shall be quickened, renewed and strengthened, and they will be partially changed, not to immortality, but changed in part that they can be filled with the power of God, and they can stand in the presence of Jesus..” Orson Pratt
152. The Saints “will come to the Temple prepared for him, & his faithful people will behold his face, hear his voice, & gaze upon his glory. From his own lips they will receive further instructions for the development & beautifying of Zion...” -Charles W. Penrose
153. A Sacrament Mtg will be held before the second coming. Moroni, Elias, John the Baptist, Elijah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Adam, Peter, James, John, “and also,” the Savior clarifies, “all those whom my Father hath given me out of the world” (D&C 27:5–14).
154. “This gathering of the children of Adam,...will be one of the greatest events this troubled earth has ever seen. At this conference, or council, all who have held keys of dispensations will render a report of their stewardship...” -Joseph Fielding Smith
155. “The Savior will appear to the Jews on the Mount of Olives. It will be at the time of the battle of Armageddon, at a time when His people will find themselves with their backs against the wall.” @McConkieBruceR
156. Two prophets will stand before the wicked...of Jerusalem and call the people to repentance. These men, presumably members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles or the First Presidency—holding the sealing powers—”are to be raised up to the Jewish nation...” @McConkieBruceR
157. “[Two prophets] will be put to death by their enemies, their bodies will lie in the [Jerusalem] streets for three and a half days, and they will then be resurrected before the assembled multitude.” @McConkieBruceR
158. Appearances of Jesus Christ before His Second Coming
1. At a Council Meeting at Adam-ondi-Ahman
2. In the Temple in the New Jerusalem
3. At the Mount of Olives
159. “And also cometh the testimony of the voice of thunderings, and the voice of lightnings, and the voice of tempests, and the voice of the waves of the sea heaving themselves beyond their bounds.” - D&C 88:90
160. “The Lord shall have power over his saints, and shall reign in their midst, and shall come down in judgment upon Idumea, or the world.”
161. “Why should we fear? We are in the hands of God. We have come to this earth in this time upon a mission. We have been born on purpose in this generation to take part in this work. The Lord required an element to labor with. He will build up Zion.” -Wilford Woodruff
162. [The work] will roll forth. It will become a mountain. Watch the signs of the times.See if these things are not true.We are living in an important day. We are called to do a work for the Lord, and we are going to do it as far as we have time and opportunity.-Wilford Woodruff
163. “Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” (Acts 1: 9–11)
164. “Before He comes, the testimony of the servants of God will be rejected, by and large. Because of this rejection, great calamities will befall the nations of the world.” - Ezra Taft Benson
165. “The world will present a scene of conflict such as has never been experienced before. Still, men’s hearts will be hardened to the revelations from heaven. Even greater signs shall then be given to manifest the approaching great day of the Lord.” - Ezra Taft Benson
166. “This is not a pleasant picture. I take no delight in its portrayal, nor do I look forward to the day when calamities shall come upon mankind.” -Ezra Taft Benson
167. “These words are not my own; the Lord has spoken them. Knowing what we know as His servants, can we hesitate to raise a warning voice to all who will listen that they may be prepared for the days ahead?” -Ezra Taft Benson
168. “And again, verily I say unto you, that the Son of Man cometh not in the form of a woman, neither of a man traveling on the earth.” D&C 49:22
169. “Be not deceived, but continue in steadfastness,looking forth for the heavens to be shaken, & the earth to tremble & to reel to and fro as a drunken man, & for the valleys to be exalted, & for the mountains to be made low, & for the rough places to become smooth.”-D&C 49:23
170. “But before the great day of the Lord shall come, Jacob shall flourish in the wilderness, and the Lamanites shall blossom as the rose.” -D&C 49:24
171. “Zion shall flourish upon the hills and rejoice upon the mountains, and shall be assembled together unto the place which I have appointed.” -D&C 49:25
172. “There is a bright side to an otherwise gloomy picture—the coming of our Lord in all His glory. His coming will be both glorious and terrible, depending on the spiritual condition of those who remain.” -Ezra Taft Benson
173. “His first appearance will be to the righteous Saints who have gathered to the New Jerusalem. In this place of refuge they will be safe from the wrath of the Lord, which will be poured out without measure on all nations.” -Ezra Taft Benson
174. “The second appearance of the Lord will be to the Jews. To these beleaguered sons of Judah, surrounded by hostile Gentile armies, who again threaten to overrun Jerusalem, the Savior—their Messiah—will appear and set His feet on the Mount of Olives..” -Ezra Taft Benson
175. “The third appearance of Christ will be to the rest of the world.” -Ezra Taft Benson
176. Yes, come He will!
He will come in a day of wickedness, a time when men and women will be “eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage” (Matt. 24:38). -Ezra Taft Benson
177. “The Preparatory work for the second coming of the Messiah was speedily to commence; that the time was at hand for the gospel, in all its fullness, to be preached in power unto all nations a people Might be prepared for the millennial reign.” - Moroni to Joseph Smith
178. “As we live the commandments of God, we can look forward with joyful anticipation to the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ and know that through our efforts we are worthy, with our loved ones, to dwell in His presence for all eternity.” -Ezra Taft Benson
179. “The fig trees are leafing, the summer is nigh, the signs of heaven and earth all indicate the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ; but who are really looking and preparing for the coming of the great Bridegroom?” -Wilford Woodruff
189. “The Millennium is dawning upon the world, we are at the end of the sixth thousand years, and the great day of rest, the Millennium...will soon dawn and the Savior will come in the clouds of heaven to reign over his people on the earth one thousand years.” -Wilford Woodruff
190. “The Lord has a great work ahead and he is preparing a people to do it before his coming...The Lord has raised up a kingdom of priests here in the last days to establish his Church and kingdom, and to prepare the way for the second coming of the Son of Man.”-Wilford Woodruff
191. “Hearken, O ye nations of the earth, and hear the words of that God who made you.” -D&C 43:23
192. No wonder, when Christ comes in power and glory, that He will come in reminding red attire (see  D&C 133:48 signifying not only the winepress of wrath, but also to bring to our remembrance how He suffered for each of us in Gethsemane and on Calvary! @MaxwellNealA
193. “The Lamanites had become, the more part of them, a righteous people, insomuch that their righteousness did exceed that of the Nephites, because of their firmness and their steadiness in the faith.” -Helaman 6:1
194. Great signs in the heavens and in the earth
195. Greater signs in heaven
196. Signs and Wonders
197. The powers of heaven shall be shaken
198. “And there began to be great doubtings and disputations among the people, notwithstanding so many signs had been given.” 3 Nephi 8:4
199.The angel said unto me that many shall see greater things than these,to the intent that they might believe that these signs and these wonders should come to pass upon all the face of this land,to the intent that there should be no cause for unbelief among the children of men.
200. “The judgments will begin at the house of God. We have to pass through some of these things,but it will only be a very little compared with the terrible destruction,the misery and suffering that will overtake the world who are doomed to suffer the wrath of God.” -John Taylor
201. “It behooves us, as the Saints of God, to stand firm and faithful in the observance of his laws, that we may be worthy of his preserving care and blessing.” -John Taylor
202. “The coming of Christ seems to be near at hand, yet Zion must be redeemed before that day; the temple must be built upon the consecrated spot, the cloud and glory of the Lord rest upon it...” -Orson Pratt
203. “I hope we are all familiar with these words of the Lord and with his predictions concerning other coming events, such as the building of the New Jerusalem and the redemption of the old, the return of Enoch's Zion, and Christ's millennial reign.” -Marion G. Romney
204. “Not only do I hope that we are familiar with these [second] coming events; I hope also that we keep the vision of them continually before our minds.” -Marion G. Romney
205. [The Lord] said that deception would become so persuasive that if it were possible, the very elect shall be deceived.Neither has he promised that the impending calamities will be miraculously turned aside nor that through the wisdom of men they can be averted.-MarionG.Romney
206. “All history vindicates, and coming events will vindicate, the prophet's statement, "Cursed is he that putteth his trust in the arm of flesh." -Marion G. Romney
207. "There are among us many loose writings predicting the calamities which are about to overtake us. Some of these have been publicized as though they were necessary to wake up the world to the horrors about to overtake us. -Harold B. Lee
208. Many of these [loose writings about the second coming] are from sources upon which there cannot be unquestioned reliance. -Harold B. Lee
209. "Are you priesthood bearers aware of the fact that we need no such publications to be forewarned, if we were only conversant with what the scriptures have already spoken to us in plainness?” - Harold B. Lee
210. "Brethren, these are some of the writings with which you should concern yourselves, rather than commentaries that may come from those whose information may not be the most reliable and whose motives may be subject to question." -Harold B. Lee
211.“We shall see a marvelous work and a wonder come forth;the gospel shall be restored;Israel shall gather; temples shall rise in many nations;the elect shall be gathered out of Babylon into the marvelous light of Christ; and all of the signs..shall be fulfilled.” @McConkieBruceR
212. “The increasing darkness that accompanies tribulation makes the light of Jesus Christ shine ever brighter. Just think of the good each of us can do during this time of global upheaval.” @NelsonRussellM
213. “Therefore, the keys of this dispensation are committed into your hands; and by this ye may know that the great and dreadful day of the Lord is near, even at the doors.” -D&C 110:16
214. “Sacred ordinances and covenants are pivotal to preparing a people who are ready to welcome the Savior at His Second Coming.” @NelsonRussellM
215. “I want our members to know that the Restoration is a continuing process. And we have a lot to do before the Lord will come again.” @NelsonRussellM
216. “[The Lord]wants Israel to be gathered in the world to be made ready for the second coming of the Lord. So all I know is that there’s a lot of work to be done.” @NelsonRussellM
217. “And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.”
218. “But the evil servant is he who is not found watching. And if that servant is not found watching, he will say in his heart, My Lord delayeth his coming;” -JST 12
219. Zion isn’t “where” we live, it’s “how” we live. This responsibility to build Zion is a prophetic mandate, what President Russell M Nelson calls “the gathering of Israel.” @HollandJeffreyR
220. “The book which John saw represented the real history of the world—what the eye of God has seen, what the recording angel has written.” Orson F. Whitney
221. “Today, the Lord’s work in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is moving forward at an accelerated pace. The Church will have an unprecedented, unparalleled future. . . ” @NelsonRussellM
222. “Remember that the fulness of Christ’s ministry lies in the future. The prophecies of His Second Coming have yet to be fulfilled. We are just building up to the climax of this last dispensation when the Savior’s Second Coming becomes a reality.” @NelsonRussellM
223. “The time is coming when those who do not obey the Lord will be separated from those who do. . . . ” @NelsonRussellM
224. “The choice to come unto Christ is not a matter of physical location; it is a matter of individual commitment. . . .Spiritual security will always depend upon how one lives, not where one lives.” @NelsonRussellM
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