Matthew B. Brown

July 10, 2019 01:59 PM MDT
Joseph Smith placed the appearance of the sign of the Son of Man after the sign of the absent rainbow in the chronology of the signs of the times.1 He also placed this Messianic sign after the sun had been darkened and the moon bathed in blood.2 Likewise, the Joseph Smith Translation of Matthew 24 states that “the sign of the Son of Man” will be seen in heaven after the days of tribulation and after “the powers of heaven” (or the stars) are “shaken” or fall from the sky (v. 37; cf. Rev. 6:13; D&C 88:87).
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June 15, 2019 01:44 PM MDT
On a most significant night, a final sign was seen in the heavens by Heber C. Kimball and other individuals. They witnessed this sign at the very time that the angel Moroni turned over the plates of the Book of Mormon to the Prophet Joseph Smith—September 22, 1827. Brother Kimball tells the story.
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September 22, 2018 03:00 PM MDT
Most Christians think of the Second Coming as the appearance of the Savior to the entire population of the earth, an event that “surely shall come” (D&C 39:21).
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February 17, 2018 02:24 PM MST
The delegation of power to rule in the earthly kingdom of Jesus Christ will be necessary during the Millennium because He will not always be physically present on the earth. “Christ and the resurrected Saints will reign over the earth, but not dwell on the earth,” said Joseph Smith. They will rather “visit it when they please or when [it is] necessary to govern it.”1 Likewise, the Prophet taught the following: “That Jesus will be a resident on the earth a thousand [years] with the Saints is not the case. But [He] will reign over the Saints and come down and instruct [them] as He did the five hundred brethren [after His resurrection (see 1 Cor. 15:6)]. And those of the first resurrection will also reign with Him over the Saints.”2
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