The Come Follow Me manual focuses on key themes from D&C 45:
1. Jesus Christ is our Advocate with the Father.
2. The gospel is a standard to the nations.
3. The Lord's promises will be fulfilled.
4. "Stand in holy places," and be not moved.
5. Zion is a place of safety for the Saints of God.
Thinking about Zion gives us a perspective on the other themes. The manual explains:
Today the command to establish Zion refers to establishing God’s kingdom wherever we live—wherever the children of God gather to the safety of His “everlasting covenant” (verse 9). What can you do to help build Zion where you are?
Every week, my blog about Zion-https://howtozion.blogspot.com/-discusses an aspect of Zion that includes principles and ideas about how to help build Zion wherever we are.
We can gain insights from considering the intertextuality of D&C 45. Many of the revelations read as interaction between the Lord and the Prophet (and by extension, each of us) in which the Lord teaches by alluding to previous scriptures. This type of intertextuality supplies greater context and deeper meaning to many of the passages.
For example, the phrase "be not troubled" in D&C 45:35 also appears in the New Testament (Matt 24:6) and the Pearl of Great Price (JS-M 1:23). Each of these passages relate aspects of the latter days that are directly relevant to us today.