My blog post for Come Follow Me: D&C 45
Excerpt: This section is a powerful revelation containing much information about the destructions and blessings of the Last Days. When studied along with Matthew 24 (JST), D&C 87, 88, and 133, we get a lot of information regarding the events preceding the Second Coming.
Verses 1-15 are a clarion call from Jesus Christ to the Saints, telling them again and again to hearken unto his words. In this portion, we see many of the names by which the Lord is called: Advocate, Creator, Alpha and Omega, Beginning and End, Light and Life of the world, etc.
Jesus goes through the history of the world briefly in these verses: the Creation, the Atonement of Christ, Enoch’s people, the Restoration, and the Second Coming. All of these periods and events are interconnected. Each is a powerful event in and of itself, but together they become the true epic story of the world and how it is saved by Christ, one soul at a time.