Understanding the Scriptures
|Discharge(v. 1)||Performance, accomplishing|
|Suffered them(v. 3)||Allowed them to do this|
|Precepts(v. 4)||Rules for action|
|Decreed a decree(vv. 5–6, 11)||Made an official ruling|
|Prevail(vv. 6–8)||Gain the victory|
|Cease to prevail(v. 7)||Be stopped from gaining victory|
|Subdued(v. 7)||Conquered, overcome|
|Tribulation(vv. 12–13)||Trials, troubles|
|Stretched-out arm(v. 17)||A symbolic term that refers to God’s active involvement—using His power (symbolized by His arm) actively in behalf of His people|
|Avenge, avenging(vv. 25–26)||Administer justifiable punishment|
|Peradventure(vv. 32–33, 35)||Perhaps|
Doctrine and Covenants 103:15–16—The Lord Will Raise Up a Man Like Moses to Redeem Zion
Doctrine and Covenants 103:20—The Lord’s Presence Will Go Before and With Those Who Redeem Zion
It is important to point out that the Lord’s presence is only with those who are worthy of it (D&C 100:13). Consequently, this revelation will be fulfilled among those who have spiritually prepared themselves for such a privilege.
Studying the Scriptures
Do three of the following activities (A–D) as you studyDoctrine and Covenants 103.
What Happened? What Will Happen?
InDoctrine and Covenants 103:1–14, the Lord spoke about the sins of the enemies of the Saints as well as the sins of the Saints themselves. Based on what is written in these verses, answer the following questions:
What did the enemies of the Saints do? Why did the Lord allow it?
What will happen to the enemies of the Saints?
What did the Lord promise the Saints if they kept the commandments?
What did the Lord warn would happen if they did not keep the commandments?
The footnotes in your scriptures giveDoctrine and Covenants 35:24as a cross-reference forDoctrine and Covenants 103:7andDoctrine and Covenants 58:4as a cross-reference forDoctrine and Covenants 103:12. Read these cross-references and explain their significance to the verses inDoctrine and Covenants 103.
Make a Recruitment Poster
AfterDoctrine and Covenants 103was received, Church leaders began recruiting for Zion’s Camp. Consider what is said about Zion’s Camp inDoctrine and Covenants 103:22–36and the introduction toDoctrine and Covenants 103in this study guide and imagine you were on a recruitment committee in Kirtland, Ohio, for Zion’s Camp. In your notebook, design a poster calling for people to join this special army.
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