The Savior taught through the Prophet Joseph Smith that the time will come when "he that liveth in righteousness shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye, and the earth shall pass away so as by fire" (Doctrine and Covenants 43:32).
What do we know about that day when Jesus Christ will come in glory to cleanse the earth? And what will life be like after He comes to reign?
In Living in the Millennium, the companion volume to Living in the Eleventh Hour, author Robert L. Millet opens the doors wide to show us what life will be like during and after the Millennium. Relying on the words of ancient and modern prophets, he shares what has been revealed about Christ's preliminary appearances, His return in majesty and power, and His millennial reign—a thousand years of goodness and peace.
Filled with insights, this timely book helps us to understand more fully such eternal doctrines as the resurrection of the just and the unjust, the Judgment, and the many mansions of glory.
Living in the Millennium inspires us to live today as if the Savior were coming tomorrow.
Unlike most of this author's books I found this book incomplete. It only has one chapter on the Millennium itself. The title is deceptive because it covers many other topics. I have studied many church leader's teachings on the Millennium and found this book lacking, sorry. I wish the title was different or the book only covered the Millennium and had a lot more information.
The thing I enjoyed most about this book was the fact it kept things so simple. A lot of times we can find ourselves diving deep into varying ideas and opinions about the Millennium that may or may not be rooted in scripture. This book is focused 100% around the scriptures and the teachings of the prophets. It covers, in-depth, the events that will occur and lays everything out in an orderly and easy to understand way. It is short, but not lacking in substance.
I have spent so many years hearing and reading about the last days—the time leading up to the millennium—that I have never really stopped to think what it would like when we finally got there. Other than knowing the millennium would be a time of great peace and righteousness on the earth, pain and evil will be no more, and that the wicked would be destroyed, I have to confess I haven’t spent a lot of time pondering on what life might be like.
Much attention is given to “the signs of the times” and people are constantly writing and talking about what it will be like as we approach the Millennium, but little has been authoritatively written about what life might actually be like once the Savior returns.
Living in the Millennium, though, is not a book of speculative theology. Robert L. Millet, in his thoughtful and well-researched way, lays out carefully the words of scripture and of both ancient and modern prophets to help us understand the changes we are likely to see in our lives and in our world during what will almost surely be the most amazing period of our world’s history. It is the first time, I have seen compiled together, in an understandable fashion all of the prophecies and scriptures regarding the last days. Unlike most “last days” research I have read, I didn’t feel it at all sensationalized. I think this passage sums it up rather well: “We have also looked carefully at many of the details and prophetic particulars of the days that lie ahead. Some of these matters are nice to know others are matter we really should know, and a few are matters we must know. It’s nice to be able to speak intelligently of the visits the Savior will make to the earth before his coming in glory.”
In reading this book, I find myself more and more looking forward to this glorious time with joy and anticipation, rather than focusing on the hardships and challenges that will precede the Savior’s Millennial reign. It is a book, not of gloom and doom, but of joy and hope, as befitting the Savior’s gospel with its messages of joy and hope and peace.
If you are a student of the scriptures, or if you are one who wonders about these times, this is definitely a book that will increase your understanding and give encouragement.
We have been told to prepare for the coming of the Lord~
This book goes a step further and tells what life will be like AFTER the Lord has come.
Using scriptures and teachings from latter-day prophets, Robert L. Millet shares with us revelations about:
* Christ's appearance
* the thousand years of peace
* the final phase of gathering
* resurrection from the dead
* Judgment Day
* the many mansion of glory
* and more
Filled with insights and personal stories he then prepares us and guides us to be able to~
Live today as if the Savior were literally coming tomorrow
A PHENOMENAL BOOK!
And a great companion volume to Living in the Eleventh Hour