Even though Alma ends, the wars do not.  We are seeing in these pages a continued cycle of righteousness bringing prosperity, then pride, then a loss of prosperity, then humility.  We see a shift now in the conversion of the Nephites and the Lamanites and as we continue, we know, as Nephi knew, that the Nephites will become extinct but this is due exclusively to their unwillingness to adhere to God's commands. 
    A verse that i really stuck out to me is this one in Alma 61 verse 15: "...give unto [Lehi and Teancum] power to conduct the war in that part of the land, according to the Spirit of God, which is also the spirit of freedom which is in them."  To me this is an incredibly deep idea, and one that rings piercingly true:  The Spirit of God can be likened unto the spirit of freedom.  God wants us to be free.  His commands to us are given exclusively that we may obtain this freedom.  This picture is from the FHE manual in one of the first lessons.  It depicts how God's plan may initially seem restrictive and satan's may seem like the free-er option, but in the end it shows what those choices we make ultimately may lead to.

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