And behold, there shall a new star arise, such an one as ye never have beheld; and this also shall be a sign unto you.
How many times, in the scriptures, have people seen angels or other great wonders and then immediately or later doubted what they saw? It’s human nature to try to apply our own reasoning to explain what we’ve seen. God gave us a brain for a reason. We should use it! But aren’t we always learning and gaining knowledge so we can increase our reasoning ability? So how do we know the truth? God and Jesus Christ are the source of all truth. The Holy Spirit communicates truth to us. So he is an important part of being prepared to see, hear or experience the signs around us. If we have the Holy Spirit as our constant companion, the signs are another witness of Christ and they help build our faith in Him. Part of our reasoning things out needs to be “what do I feel?” It also needs to include prayer to Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus Christ to know the truth. Through the Holy Spirit, we will know their answer.