My blog post on Come Follow Me: D&C 29
Excerpt:The 2nd Coming and Unity
In this revelation, the Lord shows important concepts regarding the 2nd Coming. More would follow in other revelations (including D&C 45, 87, 133).
“And, as it is written—Whatsoever ye shall ask in faith, being united in prayer according to my command, ye shall receive..
“And ye are called to bring to pass the gathering of mine elect; for mine elect hear my voice and harden not their hearts;
“Wherefore the decree hath gone forth from the Father that they shall be gathered in unto one place upon the face of this land, to prepare their hearts and be prepared in all things against the day when tribulation and desolation are sent forth upon the wicked.” (D&C 29:6-8)
Again, we are to be united. United in prayer, united in desire, united in effort, united in Christ. If we are not united, then Satan’s doctrine of contention can overtake the Saints and destroy them.
Here, though the Church isn’t quite 6 months old, it is given a very huge responsibility: to find the elect in the world and bring them to build Zion. This is the same work Enoch was called to do in his day, though he had more time to accomplish it. He was to gather the elect out from among the wicked and perfect them prior to the end of the world (in Enoch’s case, the Flood of Noah).