There can be little doubt that we live in troubled times. Prophets throughout history have prophesied of our day, each of whom spoke of the dire conditions that world face mankind just prior to the Lord’s Second Coming. Even some of our Native American Indian tribes, namely, the New York Iroquois, have prophesies of the future which are well worth the time to study, for they are surprisingly close to end-time prophecies found in both the Bible and the Book of Mormon. The journey of the Seneca Indian, Handsome Lake, to heaven where he met and conversed with the Savior and given a code of behavior and religious instruction that he was told to take back to his countrymen, is a treasure in itself.
Other related tribes also have a voice in this work, as do the Hopi, although they come from entirely different stock, and follow an entirely different God. Their story is also fascinating, as is that of other Native American tribes whose visions of the future have come down to us through the ages.
The Church has continually admonished every righteous priesthood leader to sound the warning cry and to advise the Saints to prepare both physically and spiritually for the terrible times ahead. Noah warned the people of his day for 120 years. It has been over 120 years for us. Thus, we can’t expect the prophesied events destined to cleanse the land of the wicked to be held at bay much longer. In fact, they have already begun. So, it is more important than ever to be prepared, for there can be little doubt that the main part of the storm is quickly approaching. In truth, it is approaching much faster than any of us would like, with the need to prepare never emphasized more forcibly than it is today. In the following chapters, follow the history of the world from the days of Adam onward and see how the events of today have slowly unfolded; see how mankind has either risen in glory because of their righteousness, or fallen because of their sins. Then ask yourself: Where are we in regards to the prophesied signs of the coming of Christ?
God has truly been at the helm in regards to America’s rise to power among the nations. He is a God our people should not forget, or they will face the same fate as the Book of Mormon’s Nephite and the Jaredite Nations, who both turned their backs on God and were ultimately destroyed. The scriptures speak of the destruction of the wicked during our day as well. Yet few listen, thinking the world will endure forever in its current condition. Yet, be not deceived, for warnings have come down to those of our day, not only in the Bible, but also in the Book of Mormon and by prophets of the restored Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
While standing in general conference, Elder Bruce R. McConkie said,
I stand before the Church this day and raise the warning voice. It is a prophetic voice, for I shall say only what the apostles and prophets have spoken concerning our day. . . . It is a voice calling upon the Lord’s people to prepare for the troubles and desolations which are about to be poured out upon the world without measure. 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. [. . .] 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.(Blaine and Brenton Yorgason, Spiritual Survival in the Last Days (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1990), 49–50.)
According to various latter-day prophets, the calamities we have witnessed in our day are but a prelude to the sermons that the Lord will yet preach while He cleanses His vineyard before His Second Coming to rule as King of kings during a thousand years of peace. Thus, the leaders of the Church have continually encouraged the Saints to move quietly along in their preparations to meet the storms when they come. Unfortunately, far too few of the Saints are heeding the council to prepare, just as many people did during Noah’s day. For that reason, the First Presidency issued a new letter in 2002, instructing all Priesthood and Relief Society leaders around the world to encourage their members to store at least a year’s supply of food and necessities, so they can ride out the disasters which have already begun to fall upon the nations.(Letter from the First Presidency,” Liahona, April 2003.)
Today, God’s army of Latter-day missionaries are scouring the earth in search of the righteous and pure in heart. Their task is to go to all the world and gather in the lost sheep of Israel and plant them in the pastures of Zion. Then, and only then will God reap the whirlwind and destroy the wicked from off the face of the earth. God is at the helm, make no mistake about it, and if we stand in holy places in the stakes of Zion, we should not fear.
The Day of the Lord, or the Sabbath of time, occurs six thousand years after the creation of mankind, and the Sabbath of time continues on for another thousand years of peace and harmony. Those thousand years will be a time when man will produce more good works, enlightened thoughts, beautiful edifices, grand cities, magnificent artworks, and splendid music than we ever dreamed possible. Nothing our minds can imagine will compare with the beauty and glory that awaits the faithful during the great day of the Lord.
As the divine Spirit rains down upon the land and its inhabitants, knowledge will begin to flood the earth, including those mysteries that were hidden from the foundation of the world. Things both past, present, and future will be made known to the millennial man and woman and there will be nothing that will be withheld from their eyes. The knowledge of the world and of the entire universe will be laid out before them in all their splendor.
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Watch and be Ready
The call has gone out to watch and be ready for the storms destined to fall upon the nations just prior to the Savior’s Second Coming. Far too few have headed that call, and are not prepared for the turbulent times ahead. Yet, they are coming nonetheless, and many a saint and sinner alike will be wanting when three is no bread to eat or other necessities of life. Watch the following video and refresh your memory of the many times the Lord’s prophets have called us to prepare.