Wednesday Words

Our lesson on Sunday was taught by Patsy Smith and was on the Second Coming.   In that lesson, Patsy referred to a General Conference talk from May 2011 by Elder Neil L. Anderson. Below are some quotes from that talk.   Although we did talk about the actual events of the Second Coming in the lesson, this talk focuses on what we need to do to prepare the world for The Second Coming.

 

“Have you ever thought about why you were sent to earth at this specific time? You were not born during the time of Adam and Eve or while pharaohs ruled Egypt or during the Ming dynasty. You have come to earth at this time, 20 centuries after the first coming of Christ. The priesthood of God has been restored to the earth, and the Lord has set His hand to prepare the world for His glorious return. These are days of great opportunity and important responsibilities. These are your days.

With your baptism, you declared your faith in Jesus Christ. With your ordination to the priesthood, your talents and spiritual capacities have been increased. One of your important responsibilities is to help prepare the world for the Second Coming of the Savior.”

 

“Your mission will be a sacred opportunity to bring others to Christ and help prepare for the Second Coming of the Savior.

The Lord has long spoken of the necessary preparations for His Second Coming. To Enoch, He declared, “Righteousness will I send down out of heaven; and truth will I send forth out of the earth, … and righteousness and truth will I cause to sweep the earth as with a flood, to gather out mine elect from the four quarters of the earth.”11 The prophet Daniel prophesied that in the latter days the gospel would roll forth unto the ends of the earth as a “stone [that is] cut out of [a] mountain without hands.”12 Nephi spoke of the latter-day Church as being few in number but spread upon all the face of the earth.13 The Lord declared in this dispensation, “Ye are called to bring to pass the gathering of mine elect.”14 My young brethren, your mission is a great opportunity and responsibility, important to this promised gathering and linked to your eternal destiny.”

 

Pam

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