Monday, September 1, 2014

Signs of the Times

Signs of the Times

"Events or experiences that God gives to people to show that something important in his work has happened or will soon happen. In the latter days, many signs for the second coming of the Savior have been prophesied. These signals allow faithful people to recognize God’s plan, be warned, and prepare."

2 Timothy 3

- perilous times shall come
- men shall be lovers of their own selves
- covetous
- boasters
- proud
- blasphemers
- disobedient to parents
- unthankful 
- unholy
- without natural affection
- trucebreakers
- false accusers
- incontinent
- fierce
- despisers of those that are good
- traitors
- heady
- highminded
- lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God
- having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
- creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts
- ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth
- resist the truth
- men of corrupt minds
- reprobate concerning the faith
- evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived

Joseph Smith - Matthew

- deceivers shall come claiming to be Christ
- true disciples of Jesus Christ shall be delivered up to be afflicted and killed
- true disciples of Jesus Christ shall be hated of all nations
- many shall be offended
- many shall betray one another
- many shall hate one another
- many false prophets shall arise and deceive many
- because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold
- the Abomination of Desolation (Daniel)
- the destruction of Jerusalem
- great tribulation on the Jews and the inhabitants of Jerusalem
- false Christs
- false prophets
- signs and wonders to deceive (if possible) even the elect
- wars and rumors of wars
- elect gathered from the four quarters of the earth
- nation shall rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom
- famines
- pestilences
- earthquakes
- the Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the world
- the destruction of the wicked
- after these tribulations, the sun darkened, the moon shall not give her light, the stars fall, the    
  powers of heaven shaken
- heaven and earth shall pass away
- then shall appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven
- the tribes of the earth mourn
- they shall see the Son of Man coming in the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory
- whoso treasureth up the word of God shall not be deceived
- the parable of the fig tree
- no one but God himself knows the time of the second coming
- it will be as the time of Noah
- watch, be ready
- ever be found doing the work of the Lord

D&C 38

- powers of darkness prevail upon the earth
- the enemy is combined
- mystery, a thing which is had in secret chambers, to bring to pass even your destruction in process
  of time, and ye knew it not
- the enemy in secret chambers seeketh your life
- ye hear of wars in far countries, and you say that there will soon be great wars in far countries, but   ye know not the hearts of men in your own land
- if ye are prepared, ye shall not fear
- go ye out from among the wicked
- be clean

D&C 45

- temple in Jerusalem destroyed
- Jews scattered
- times of the Gentiles shall be fulfilled
- Jews shall be gathered again
- wars and rumors of wars
- the whole earth shall be in commotion
- men's hearts shall fail them
- men shall say that Christ delayeth his coming until the end of the earth
- the love of men shall wax cold, and iniquity shall abound
- a light shall break forth among them that sit in darkness, the fulness of the Gospel
- an overflowing scourge, a desolating sickness shall cover the land
- true disciples of Christ shall stand in holy places, and shall not be moved; but among the wicked,
  men shall lift up their voices and curse God and die
- earthquakes in diverse places
- many desolations
- men will harden their hearts against the Lord
- men will take up the sword, one against another, and they will kill one another
- be not troubled, parable of the fig tree
- signs and wonders, in the heavens and in the earth
- blood
- fire
- vapors of smoke
- sun shall be darkened
- moon turned to blood
- stars fall from heaven
- the remnant shall be gathered
- Christ shall come in the clouds of heaven, clothed with power and great glory
- saints that have slept shall rise up to meet the Lord
- the arm of the Lord shall fall upon the nations
- the Lord shall set his foot upon the mount and the mount shall cleave in twain
- the earth shall reel to and fro
- the earth shall tremble
- the heavens shall shake
- the Lord shall utter his voice, and all the ends of the earth shall hear it
- the nations shall mourn, they that have laughed shall see their folly
- calamity shall cover the mocker
- the scorner shall be consumed
- they that have watched for iniquity shall be hewn down and cast into the fire
- the Jews shall meet the Lord, and weep because of their iniquities, and because they persecuted
  their king
- the heathen nations shall be redeemed
- Satan shall be bound, he shall have no place in the hearts of the children of men
- the parable of the ten virgins shall be fulfilled
- they that are wise and have received the truth, and have taken the Holy Spirit for their guide, and
  have not been deceived... shall not be hewn down and cast into the fire, but shall abide the day
- meek shall inherit the earth
- Lord will be in their midst as King and Lawgiver
- wars in foreign lands
- wars in your own lands
- repentance declared
- New Jerusalem

D&C 101

- jarrings, contentions, envyings, strifes, lustful and covetous desires, slow to hearken unto the
  voice of the Lord
- gathering
- veil of the temple removed, all see the Lord together
- corruptible things consumed
- elements melt with fervent heat, all things become new
- enmity shall cease
- Satan bound
- millennial promises, no sorrow, no death, all things revealed, parable of the watchmen
- redemption of Zion
- parable of the woman and the unjust judge

D&C 133

- the Lord will come to His temple and make bare his arm
- saints go out from Babylon, gathering of Israel
- Judah flees to Jerusalem
- the Lamb shall stand upon mount Zion, and 144,000
- the Lord shall speak, mountains crumble, islands become one land, Savior shall reign on earth
- north countries, ice flows down, highway, blessings on Ephraim, blessings on House of Israel
- Gospel preached to all the earth
- The Lord appears in red apparel and in great glory
- Enoch, Noah and other prophets present
- graves open, saints arise, weak things of the earth thresh the nations
- day that burns as an oven

(These are just a few of the things that have been recorded, and there are many others, such as those found in Moses 7MalachiDanielIsaiah and Revelation)

See also Blair V. Tolman's presentation on Signs of the Times

See also Daniel Peterson, The Last Days: A Comprehensive Survey of Prophetic and Doctrinal Statements by Latter-day Prophets and Apostles

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