12 Prepare ye, prepare ye for that which is to come, for the Lord is nigh;
6 To lift up your voice as with the sound of a trump, both long and loud, and cry repentance unto a crooked and perverse generation, preparing the way of the Lord for his second coming.
7 For behold, verily, verily, I say unto you, the time is soon at hand that I shall come in a cloud with power and great glory.
8 And it shall be a great day at the time of my coming, for all nations shall tremble.
9 But before that great day shall come, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon be turned into blood; and the stars shall refuse their shining, and some shall fall, and great destructions await the wicked.
10 Wherefore, lift up your voice and spare not, for the Lord God hath spoken; therefore prophesy, and it shall be given by the power of the Holy Ghost.
11 And if you are faithful, behold, I am with you until I come—
47 And behold, Enoch saw the day of the coming of the Son of Man, even in the flesh; and his soul rejoiced, saying: The Righteous is lifted up, and the Lamb is slain from the foundation of the world; and through faith I am in the bosom of the Father, and behold, Zion is with me.
A Crown for the Righteous
Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, Section Two 1834--37, p.64
If the Saints are not to reign, for what purpose are they crowned? In an exhortation of the Lord to a certain Church in Asia, which was built up in the days of the Apostles, unto whom He communicated His word on that occasion by His servant John, He says, "Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy...
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...lready commenced. Joseph Smith said that the righteous should shine forth like the sun at his coming. Joseph also tells us to enjoy the smiles of our savior in these last days. The city of Zion that is spoken of will be built upon the land of America (teachings of Joseph Smith). We must abomish our elders and members and live by every word that proceeded forth from the mouth of God (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith). The Prophet Joseph Smith had so many wonderful insights on this topic. The Second Coming of Christ is an incredible occurrence that I believe I will live to see. I realize all of the pressures that are upon my head being one of the chosen to live upon the earth in these last days. It is a great honor but I also know that I earned it in my preexistence. The coming of Christ should not be a day of fear but of anticipated glory and excitement.
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