The Angel Moroni Quotes from the Second Chapter of Joel

Joseph Smith—History 1:41

41 He also quoted the second chapter of Joel, from the twenty-eighth verse to the last. He also said that this was not yet fulfilled, but was soon to be. And he further stated that the fulness of the Gentiles was soon to come in. He quoted many other passages of scripture, and offered many explanations which cannot be mentioned here.

Elder Bruce R. McConkie wrote:

“Joel . . . had many things to say about the gathering of Israel, about the wars and desolations of the last days, and about the Second Coming. By his mouth the Lord said: ‘I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.’ Then, he continues, shall come to pass the wonders in the heavens and on earth, the blood and fire and vapors of smoke, and the sun turning to darkness that shall attend ‘the great and the terrible day of the Lord’ (Joel 2:28–31). Can there be any doubt that these dreams and visions preceding the Lord’s return will come to those who believe and obey the same gospel laws that qualified their forebears to receive like heavenly manifestations? Indeed, when Moroni first came to the Prophet, he quoted these very words from Joel and said they would soon be fulfilled [see Joseph Smith—History 1:41].”

(The Millennial Messiah: The Second Coming of the Son of Man [1982], 106.)