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Joel

An event that is future even yet today   The Day of the Lord is at hand   The Day of the Lord is nigh at hand   A great army coming   The earth shall quake and the heavens tremble   Who can abide?   God is gracious, merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness   God promises to destroy that great northern army   God will restore what the locust, (that great army), has eaten   God will be in the midst of Israel   After this army appears, God will pour out his spirit upon all flesh   Wonders in the heavens, and in the earth   All who call upon God, shall be delivered   In mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance   All nations gathered in the valley of Jehoshaphat   The Day of the Lord is near, in the valley of decision   The Lord shall roar out of Zion   The LORD dwelleth in Zion

An event that is future even yet today

Joel 1:1 The word of the LORD that came to Joel the son of Pethuel.

Joel 1:2 Hear this, ye old men, and give ear, all ye inhabitants of the land. Hath this been in your days, or even in the days of your fathers?

This had never been before. Nor has it yet.

Joel 2:2 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.

Joel 1:3 Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.

Pass this on until the very end of time.

Psa 145:4 One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.

Joel 1:4 That which the palmerworm[1] hath left hath the locust[2] eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath the cankerworm[3] eaten; and that which the cankerworm hath left hath the caterpillar[4] eaten.

1 "PALMERWORM": 1501. gazam, gaw-zawm'; from an unused root mean. to devour; a kind of locust:--palmer-worm.

2 "LOCUST": 697. 'arbeh, ar-beh'; from H7235; a locust (from its rapid increase):--grasshopper, locust.

3 "CANKERWORM": 3218. yeleq, yeh'-lek; from an unused root mean. to lick up; a devourer; spec. the young locust:--cankerworm, caterpillar.

4 "CATERPILLAR": 2625. chaciyl, khaw-seel'; from H2628; the ravager, i.e. a locust:--caterpillar.

All the insects listed here are locust.

Joel 1:5 Awake, ye drunkards[1], and weep; and howl, all ye drinkers of wine[2], because of the new wine[3], for it is cut off from your mouth.

1 "DRUNKARDS": 7910. shikkowr, shik-kore'; or shikkor, shik-kore'; from H7937; intoxicated, as a state or a habit:--drunk (-ard, -en, -en man).

2 "WINE": 3196. yayin, yah'-yin; from an unused root mean. to effervesce; wine (as fermented); by impl. intoxication:--banqueting, wine, wine [-bibber].

3 "WINE": 6071. 'aciyc, aw-sees'; from H6072; must or fresh grape-juice (as just trodden out):--juice, new (sweet) wine.

6072. 'acac, aw-sas'; a prim. root; to squeeze out juice; fig. to trample:--tread down.

This will come on us faster than grape juice can ferment into wine.

Joel 1:6 For a nation is come up upon my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion.

Rev 9:8 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.

Joel 1:7 He hath laid my vine waste, and barked my fig tree: he hath made it clean bare, and cast it away; the branches thereof are made white.

Joel 1:8 Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth.

Jer 6:26 O daughter of my people, gird thee with sackcloth, and wallow thyself in ashes: make thee mourning, as for an only son, most bitter lamentation: for the spoiler shall suddenly come upon us.

Satan will be the spoiler, just before the second return of Jesus.

Joel 1:9 The meat offering and the drink offering is cut off from the house of the LORD; the priests, the LORD'S ministers, mourn.

Joel 1:10 The field is wasted, the land mourneth; for the corn is wasted: the new wine is dried up, the oil languisheth.

Joel 1:11 Be ye ashamed, O ye husbandmen; howl, O ye vinedressers, for the wheat and for the barley; because the harvest of the field is perished.

Joel 1:12 The vine is dried up, and the fig tree languisheth; the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree, even all the trees of the field, are withered: because joy is withered away from the sons of men.

All joy will be gone when at the end, people learn that they fell for the antichrist, (Satan). Remember this is end time prophecy.

Joel 1:13 Gird yourselves, and lament[1], ye priests: howl, ye ministers of the altar: come, lie all night in sackcloth, ye ministers of my God: for the meat offering and the drink offering is withholden from the house of your God.

1 "LAMENT": 5594. caphad, saw-fad'; a prim. root; prop. to tear the hair and beat the breasts (as Orientals do in grief); gen. to lament; by impl. to wail:--lament, mourn (-er), wail.

There'll be lots of wailing going on at that time. There's one problem. It's too late.

Joel 1:14 Sanctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the LORD your God, and cry unto the LORD.

We'd better be calling on the True Lord, before He gets here. What should we do?

Hosea 14:2 Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves[1] of our lips.

1 "CALVES": 6499. par, par; or par, pawr; from H6565; a bullock (appar. as breaking forth in wild strength, or perh. as dividing the hoof):-- (+ young) bull (-ock), calf, ox.

The Day of the Lord is at hand

Joel 1:15 Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come.

The day of the Lord is the one thousand year reign of Christ. It starts at His return.

Joel 1:16 Is not the meat cut off before our eyes, yea, joy and gladness from the house of our God?

When people find they're worshiping the wrong one, it'll be too late to do anything about it. They're stuck for at least one thousand years.

Joel 1:17 The seed is rotten under their clods, the garners are laid desolate, the barns are broken down; for the corn is withered.

Joel 1:18 How do the beasts groan! the herds of cattle are perplexed, because they have no pasture; yea, the flocks of sheep are made desolate.

Joel 1:19 O LORD, to thee will I cry: for the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and the flame hath burned all the trees of the field.

God is a consuming fire.
Heb 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.

Joel 1:20 The beasts of the field cry also unto thee: for the rivers of waters are dried up, and the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness.

Unlike mankind, all animal life seems to stay in tune with God. They know when to call on Him.

The Day of the Lord is nigh at hand

Joel 2:1 Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm[1] in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand;

1 "ALARM": 7321. ruwa', roo-ah'; a prim. root; to mar (espec. by breaking); fig. to split the ears (with sound), i.e. shout (for alarm or joy):--blow an alarm, cry (alarm, aloud, out), destroy, make a joyful noise, smart, shout (for joy), sound an alarm, triumph.

For some, this day will be joy. For others, sorrow.

Jer 4:5 Declare ye in Judah, and publish in Jerusalem; and say, Blow ye the trumpet in the land: cry, gather together, and say, Assemble yourselves, and let us go into the defenced cities.

Jer 4:6 Set up the standard toward Zion: retire, stay not: for I will bring evil from the north, and a great destruction.

A great army coming

Joel 2:2 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.

When Satan and his angels show up, only those who have the seal of God in their forehead, (or mind), will overcome his temptation. See Revelation 9. This army is prepared for a battle like the flesh world has never known.

Mark 13:19 (Jesus talking). For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.

Joel 2:3 A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.

This is going to be a war of the mind. Remember the Bible is full of symbology.

Hosea 12:10 I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes, by the ministry of the prophets.

Psa 144:12 That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace:

Who is Satan after? See Revelation 12:17.

Rev 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Joel 2:4 The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run.

Rev 9:7 And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.

Joel 2:5 Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array.

You ever hear the sound of a mighty fire crackling as it burns. Just as God is a consuming fire, Satan and his angels will be trying to consume us spiritually.

Joel 2:6 Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness.

That pained look on their faces will not show up until, Satan has been exposed by the return of the Real Jesus.

Joel 2:7 They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks:

They've had lots and lots of time to prepare for this. They're supernatural. The flesh can't stand against them, without having the seal, (or knowledge), of God's plan, in their forehead, (or mind).

Joel 2:8 Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded.

Again, well trained. They have it together.

Joel 2:9 They shall run to and fro[1] in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief.

1 "FRO": 8264. shaqaq, shaw-kak'; a prim. root; to course (like a beast of prey); by impl. to seek greedily:--have appetite, justle one against another, long, range, run (to and fro).

They'll be coming right into our houses. Through the air waves, (television & radio), no doubt. The greatest religious event in world history.

Jer 9:21 For death is come up into our windows, and is entered into our palaces, to cut off the children from without, and the young men from the streets.

The earth shall quake and the heavens tremble

Joel 2:10 The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining:

Satan will produce a false darkness. Trying to imitate the coming of Christ. Remember he knows the scriptures to. Much better than we do.

Who can abide?

Joel 2:11 And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?

God controls all, even Satan's army also. All things must conform to God's plan. Who will be able to abide? Those with understanding and those instructed by them with understanding.

Dan 12:9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

Dan 12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

Dan 11:32 And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.

Dan 11:33 And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days.

Dan 11:34 Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries.

Dan 11:35 And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed.

Joel 2:12 Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:

What should we do?
Hosea 14:2 Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves[1] of our lips.

1 "CALVES": 6499. par, par; or par, pawr; from H6565; a bullock (appar. as breaking forth in wild strength, or perh. as dividing the hoof):-- (+ young) bull (-ock), calf, ox.

God is gracious, merciful,
slow to anger, and of great kindness

Joel 2:13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.

God is full of kindness, and is willing to forgive, right up to the very end. Don't ever feel that it's too late for you. See Revelation 18:4, where at the very end God is calling to His people.

Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

Joel 2:14 Who knoweth if he will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him; even a meat offering and a drink offering unto the LORD your God?

Joel 2:15 Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly:

Joel 2:16 Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.

Jesus is coming for a bride. Make sure you remain a virgin, spiritually.

Joel 2:17 Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O LORD, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God?

Where is their God? See 2 Pet 3:4.
2 Pet 3:4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

Joel 2:18 Then will the LORD be jealous for his land, and pity his people.

Joel 2:19 Yea, the LORD will answer and say unto his people, Behold, I will send you corn, and wine, and oil, and ye shall be satisfied therewith: and I will no more make you a reproach among the heathen:

God promises to destroy that great northern army

Joel 2:20 But I will remove far off from you the northern army, and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward the east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost sea, and his stink shall come up, and his ill savour shall come up, because he hath done great things.

The northern army is Russia. This makes reference to the battle of Armageddon.

Jer 4:5 Declare ye in Judah, and publish in Jerusalem; and say, Blow ye the trumpet in the land: cry, gather together, and say, Assemble yourselves, and let us go into the defenced cities.

Jer 4:6 Set up the standard toward Zion: retire, stay not: for I will bring evil from the north, and a great destruction.

Joel 2:21 Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the LORD will do great things.

Joel 2:22 Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength.

Joel 2:23 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.

God will take care of His people.

Isa 41:17 When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.

Isa 41:18 I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.

Joel 2:24 And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil.

God will restore what the locust, (that great army), has eaten

Joel 2:25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.

Joel 2:26 And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.

The famine for the end time is for the hearing of the word of God. But those who are loyal to the True Jesus through all this will be fed, (spiritually).

God will be in the midst of Israel

Joel 2:27 And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.

After this army appears, God
will pour out his spirit upon all flesh

Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy[1], your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:

1 "PROPHESY": 5012. naba', naw-baw'; a prim. root; to prophesy, i.e. speak (or sing) by inspiration (in prediction or simple discourse):--prophesy (-ing) make self a prophet.

When will God do this? Just after the locust army is here. Lots of so called preachers of today have a hard time with women having a role like this. Ever wonder why God doesn't usually talk directly to some or most people. Read the following. Miriam and Aaron had just complained to Moses.

Num 12:4 And the LORD spake suddenly unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam, Come out ye three unto the tabernacle of the congregation. And they three came out.

Num 12:5 And the LORD came down in the pillar of the cloud, and stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam: and they both came forth.

Num 12:6 And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream.

Num 12:7 My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house.

Num 12:8 With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?

Num 12:9 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against them; and he departed.

Mark 13:11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.

Joel 2:29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids[1] in those days will I pour out my spirit.

1 "HANDMAIDS": 8198. shiphchah, shif-khaw'; fem. from an unused root mean. to spread out (as a family; see H4940); a female slave (as a member of the household):--(bond-, hand-) maid (-en, -servant), wench, bondwoman, womanservant.

What days? The days just before the end. While Satan and his angels are here. This has happened before.

Num 11:25 And the LORD came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease.

Wonders in the heavens, and in the earth

Joel 2:30 And I will show wonders[1] in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars[2] of smoke.

1 "WONDERS": 4159. mowpheth, mo-faith'; or mopheth, mo-faith'; from H3302 in the sense of conspicuousness; a miracle; by impl. a token or omen:--miracle, sign, wonder (-ed at).

2 "PILLARS": 8490. tiymarah, tee-maw-raw'; or timarah, tee-maw-raw'; from the same as H8558; a column, i.e. cloud:--pillar.

Joel 2:31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.

Moon turned to blood? Joel is definitely talking of the end time, the final generation era. What has happened concerning the moon and blood in this time frame? On July 21st. 1969, Men from the earth, (United States), landed on the moon for the first time. Blood, Adamic blood, was on the moon. I'm not saying for sure that this was the fulfillment of that prophecy. But, it sure gives one something to think about. Look at Genesis 1:28 and the Strong's meaning of the word air. Also look at the meaning of the word Adam.

Gen 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air[1], and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

1 "AIR": 8064. shamayim, shaw-mah'-yim; dual of an unused sing. shameh, shaw-meh'; from an unused root mean. to be lofty; the sky (as aloft; the dual perh. alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve):--air, X astrologer, heaven (-s).

Adam: 120. 'adam, aw-dawm'; from H119; ruddy, i.e. a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.):--X another, + hypocrite, + common sort, X low, man (mean, of low degree), person.

119. 'adam, aw-dam'; to show blood in the face), i.e. flush or turn rosy:--be (dyed, made) red (ruddy).

Isa 13:9 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.

Isa 13:10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.

All who call upon God, shall be delivered
In mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance

Joel 2:32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call[1].

1 "CALL": 7121. qara', kaw-raw'; a prim. root [rather ident. with H7122 through the idea of accosting a person met]; to call out to (i.e. prop. address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications):--bewray [self], that are bidden, call (for, forth, self, upon), cry (unto), (be) famous, guest, invite, mention, (give) name, preach, (make) proclaim (-ation), pronounce, publish, read, renowned, say.

Jesus will return to Mount Zion. This is at the end of the flesh age.

Acts 2:16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;

Acts 2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

Acts 2:18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

Acts 2:19 And I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:

Acts 2:20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:

Acts 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Oba 1:17 But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.

Joel 3:1 For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,

Some or maybe most of God's people will be held captive by Satan and his angels in Mystery Babylon.

Jer 30:3 For, lo, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith the LORD: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.

All nations gathered in the valley of Jehoshaphat

Joel 3:2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat[1], and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.

1 "JEHOSHAPHAT": 3092. Yehowshaphat, yeh-ho-shaw-fawt'; from H3068 and H8199; Jehovah-judged; Jehoshaphat, the name of six Isr.; also of a valley near Jerus.:--Jehoshaphat. Comp. H3146.

Zec 14:2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

Joel 3:3 And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink.

Oba 1:11 In the day that thou stoodest on the other side, in the day that the strangers carried away captive his forces, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even thou wast as one of them.

Joel 3:4 Yea, and what have ye to do with me, O Tyre, and Zidon, and all the coasts of Palestine? will ye render me a recompense? and if ye recompense me, swiftly and speedily will I return your recompense upon your own head;

Joel 3:5 Because ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things:

Dan 1:1 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it.

Dan 1:2 And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part of the vessels of the house of God: which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought the vessels into the treasure house of his god.

Dan 5:1 Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand.

Dan 5:2 Belshazzar, whiles he tasted the wine, commanded to bring the golden and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem; that the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, might drink therein.

Dan 5:3 Then they brought the golden vessels that were taken out of the temple of the house of God which was at Jerusalem; and the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, drank in them.

Dan 5:4 They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.

Joel 3:6 The children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem have ye sold unto the Grecians, that ye might remove them far from their border.

Joel 3:7 Behold, I will raise them out of the place whither ye have sold them, and will return your recompense upon your own head:

Isa 43:3 For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.

Isa 43:4 Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.

Isa 43:5 Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;

Isa 43:6 I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth;

Isa 43:7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.

Joel 3:8 And I will sell your sons and your daughters into the hand of the children of Judah, and they shall sell them to the Sabeans, to a people far off: for the LORD hath spoken it.

Joel 3:9 Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up:

Joel 3:10 Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.

End time prophecy:

Isa 2:3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

Isa 2:4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

Joel 3:11 Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD.

Joel 3:12 Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.

Joel 3:13 Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the vats overflow; for their wickedness is great.

The Day of the Lord is near, in the valley of decision

Joel 3:14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.

Rev 16:16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon[1].

1 "ARMAGEDDON": 717. Armageddon, ar-mag-ed-dohn'; of Heb. or [H2022 and H4023]; Armageddon (or Har-Megiddon), a symbol. name:--Armageddon.

4023. Megiddown, (Zec 12:11), meg-id-done'; or Megiddow, meg-id-do'; from H1413; rendezvous; Megiddon or Megiddo, a place in Pal.:--Megiddo, Megiddon.

2 Chr 35:22 Nevertheless Josiah would not turn his face from him, but disguised himself, that he might fight with him, and hearkened not unto the words of Necho from the mouth of God, and came to fight in the valley of Megiddo[1].

1 "MEGIDDO": 4023. Megiddown, (Zec 12:11), meg-id-done'; or Megiddow, meg-id-do'; from H1413; rendezvous; Megiddon or Megiddo, a place in Pal.:--Megiddo, Megiddon.

It appears from these verses that the day of the Lord, (or the return of Jesus), happens at the time of the battle of Armageddon.

Joel 3:15 The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.

The Lord shall roar out of Zion

Joel 3:16 The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel. ..... JESUS

Hosea 11:10 They shall walk after the LORD: he shall roar like a lion: when he shall roar, then the children shall tremble from the west.

Joel 3:17 So shall ye know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more. ..... JESUS

When is our LORD going to dwell in Zion? At His return. .......

Joel 3:18 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim.

Joel 3:19 Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land.

Joel 3:20 But Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation.

The LORD dwelleth in Zion

Joel 3:21 For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the LORD dwelleth in Zion. ..... JESUS

Jesus is here.
Ezek 48:35 It was round about eighteen thousand measures: and the name of the city from that day shall be, The LORD is there.

Rev 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

Thanks, for allowing me, to share this with you. Remember, to always, study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

In His Word,
Art Porter

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