At the beginning of the Millennial Era, Christ will return to the earth. This event will mark the end of the mortal probation of this earth. The wicked will be removed from the earth and the righteous will be caught up in a cloud while the earth is cleansed. While no man knows exactly when Christ will come for the second time, He has given us signs to watch for that indicate the time is drawing near (
Matt. 24; JS—M 1).
The Son of Man shall come in the glory of his Father,
Matt. 16:27 ( Matt. 25:31).
Of that day and hour knoweth no man, but my Father only,
Matt. 24:36 ( D&C 49:7; JS—M 1:38–48).
This same Jesus shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven,
The Lord himself shall descend from heaven,
1 Thes. 4:16.
The day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night,
2 Pet. 3:10.
The Lord cometh with ten thousands of his Saints,
He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him,
Prepare ye, prepare ye, for the Lord is nigh,
I will reveal myself from heaven with power, and dwell on earth a thousand years,
Lift up your voice and cry repentance, preparing the way of the Lord for his second coming,
I am Jesus Christ, and I will suddenly come to my temple,
D&C 36:8 ( D&C 133:2).
The day soon cometh that ye shall see me, and know that I am,
He that feareth me shall be looking for the signs of the coming of the Son of Man,
The face of the Lord shall be unveiled,
The great and dreadful day of the Lord is near,
When the Savior shall appear we shall see him as he is,
The Savior shall stand in the midst of his people and shall reign,
Who is this that cometh down from God in heaven with dyed garments,
D&C 133:46 ( Isa. 63:1).