Studying the Scriptures
Do activity A as you study Joel 3.
Winning the War
We must not forget that the battle of Armageddon is certainly not the only time the Lord’s people will be or have been engaged in a war. In fact, our war with Satan began in the premortal life (see Revelation 12:7–11). Satan was cast out at that time, but he still “maketh war with the saints of God” (D&C 76:29). This war is one of eternal consequence, and we must be aware that as the time of the Second Coming draws near, Satan will not only stir up men to physical warfare, but he will continue his battle to spiritually destroy Heavenly Father’s children. So while we watch for Armageddon as one of the signs of the coming of the Savior, we must not forget that we are already involved in a great battle against the forces of evil, and we must be valiant in this effort. Read Joel 3:16–21; 1 Nephi 14:11–14; 22:16–17 and explain how the Lord has promised to help His people in the physical and spiritual wars of the last days.