Joseph Smith learned much about the Savior’s Second Coming and millennial reign.
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The Lord called Joseph Smith to restore the gospel and His Church to the earth in preparation for His Second Coming (see D&C 1). He also revealed to Joseph many of the signs that would precede that day, as well as the glories that will attend it (see, for instance, D&C 29; 45; 133). Here are some of Joseph Smith’s teachings about the Second Coming and Millennium. *
There Are Signs but No Timetable
“We see that perilous times have truly come. … I suppose there will soon be perplexity all over the earth. Do not let our hearts faint when these things come upon us, for they must come, or the word cannot be fulfilled.”
We Can Find Comfort
“Comfort one another, even as ye also do, for perilous times are at hand. … Yea, lift up your heads and rejoice, for your redemption draweth nigh. We are the most favored people that ever have been from the foundation of the world, if we remain faithful in keeping the commandments of our God.”
Christ Will Reign over the Earth
“It has been the design of Jehovah … to regulate the affairs of the world in His own time, to stand as a head of the universe, and take the reins of government in His own hand.”
The Second Coming, by Harry Anderson
From Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith (2007), 252–53, 255, 257–58.