"The Day of the Lord"
This Bible Study is written by Roger
Christopherson, and made available with written
permission by http://www.theseason.org
Joel's prophecy is undated. No references are made to time, because it is written to the people who live in "The time of the End" or "To our generation," people that were born following the return of the Jews to Palestine, and the establishment of the tiny nation of "Israel". Joel addresses the events that will usher in "The day of the Lord." That day is at the Seventh Trump, and on that day, Jesus our Lord will come to earth and establish His world wide Kingdom, which will have no end.
Hosea was sent to prophecy to the Northern Kingdom, those who had turned to idolatry. Hosea's message was, that God would divorce them, and scatter them. However in the end times God would bring them back to Him. The Northern Kingdom, The House of Israel as it is called, was scattered and broken, and now through the gospel of Christ, is drawn back to Him.
Joel's prophecy is sent to "The House of Israel" and her sister nation, The House of Judah. It was written in the last seven years of Judah, before the captivity. This covers the last Seven years of King Zedekiah's reign; that would make it 100 years after Isaiah, and the first year of Ezekiel's prophecy, was written for our generation.
Joel 1:1 "The word of the Lord that came to Joel the son of Pehuel."
"The word of the Lord: is the Lord "Jehovah" that speaks here, and the message is for you and I today by Joel's pen; It is important that "The Son of Pethuel" is given, because it distinguishes Joel the author of this book, from all other Joel's that are given in the Bible.
Joel 1:2-3 "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? 3 Tell ye your children of it and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.
Joel is calling all of us to listen and pay attention. This message is something to learn and know, and sharpen your memories to retain it. In verse 3 we are told this is to be a story of tradition that must be passed on from generation to generation until it reaches that final generation. Our Generation!
Joel 1:4 "That which the palmerworm hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath the cankerworm eaten; and that which the cankerworm hath left hath the caterpillar eaten."
The term "That which" refers to a warning that Moses gave in Deuteronomy 28:38, this warning to us, and to them, was that if they or we continued in Idolatry, God would see to it that though the harvest was good, others would steal and take it away by other means, the fruits of their or our labor. Joel is referring to the same warning here for the end times, using symbolism. The method of the destruction, and how it will talk place. Their will be a time when truth will not exist in the world, except in the minds of God's elect. It is called a time of deception or "The great Tribulation." This is another warning like in Noah's time just before the flood.
Verse 4 is a time when the whole world believes in the Antichrist (Satan). This deception will come in the four stages of the Locust. The Palmerworm, are the gnawers who prepare the way for the Locust. We know them as the "Kenites" (Satan's Children) (Matt. 13:38-39)
The "Kenites" infiltrated the ranks long ago. They took over the offices of the scribes, as reported in (I Chronicles 2:55), they tampered with the word of God. The Kenites took over the priestly duties that God gave Levi, during the time that the Jews went out of Babylon (Ezra 2:43-67).
The First stage. Is now in process, they are forcing us into the One World System. They have infiltrated every denomination perverting the words and meanings in our Holy Bible. They denounced the Virgin Birth of Christ, and have robbed God for His deity in many Bibles of today. During Christ's time, they controlled the temple, and killed Jesus Christ our Savior.
The second stage is the arrival of the Locust, the fallen Angels. They will look like you and I, except they can change from male to female or disappear at random, much like the UFO's we see today. Their message is just as it was in the garden of Eden. Satan's Angles having sex with the daughters of mankind. They will claim Love, peace, and brother hood. See (Rev. 9) They will come in great numbers, and mingle with people here on earth. "The Cankerworm feeds off of the Locust",
The last two stages are the locust Army. It will come when the fallen angels are on earth. These angels will intermingle with all of mankind around the earth. These spiritual beings will appear to be human beings in form, similar to those recorded in Genesis 6. Their message will be taught by most ministers, priests and religious leaders of all faiths. These religious leaders will promote Satan as their Messiah. These religious leaders will set the stage that Joel calls the canker worm. Their messages will be to defend sodomy, teach ecology, psychology and many other worldly causes. This will cause a void in the teaching of God's Word.
This symbolizes the perverting and destroying the truth in God's Word. God's House is a house of Prayer. It is not an entertainment center, fund raising or a place for social functions. Pastor's and teachers are warned about perverting God's word. Following these four stages, the Lord God Almighty will come with His vengeance on the Kenites, false teachers, and prophets.
Joel 1:5 "Awake, ye drunkards, and weep; and howl, all ye drinkers of wine, because of the new wine; for it is cut off from your months."
The wine in Hebrew is "Yayin", or "Yayan". It's bad wine, common and made from any root or plant you can get your hands on. In the spiritual sense, it makes you intoxicated or drunk and out of mental control.
The "New wine" is derived from the Hebrew word "Asaia", which is to dread. It's a new and sweet wine from a vintage year. This wine is held out by God to be given as a blessing conferred or given by God.
We are talking about the fact that God is calling out to His people in this last generation (us), to wake up and be seal in your mind's with the truth of His Word. The "New Wine" is the truth about Christ and Antichrist which is about to be cut off from your (our) mouth. We see today laws and rules governing restrictions of what we can say, and how these laws are tightening as a loose. Truth is drying up daily, and today most churches turn their backs on God's warnings. These warnings are not for Joel's day, but for our day.
(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."
"My land" is Jerusalem, and the small nation which is in Israel. Remember Joel is speaking to a final generation of the House of Judah, and To the Israel Nation of today in Palestine.
Part of this is History to all of us today in the 1990's. The Arab world has made 3 attempts to devourer Israel. We are referring to a different time in our very near future; To a time covered in Revelation 9 when Satan, and an uncountable number of his angelic followers will cover the earth appearing as kind, upright men, but are out to deceive the entire earth and bring everything into Satan's control.
Revelations 9:7-8 "And the Shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crown like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men." 8 "And they had hair as the hair of women and their teeth were as the teeth of lions."
These locusts are fallen angels coming back to earth, and they are going to look just like men for that is what the image of Angels are. The "Hair of women: refers to their great beauty; however their "Teeth of Lions" are the lies and deceptions coming forth from their mouth. They will not be only after your physical body (your flesh) but your very soul.
Jesus said without the seal, or knowledge of Christ and the Antichrists in your mind, you will be taken instantly upon Antichrist's arrival.
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 there of are made white."
Jesus said to "Know the parable of the Fig tree" So that we would not be deceived. This parable was given be. If you don't know who the "Kenites" are, or "what happened in the garden of Eden, my friend your in trouble. You will go whoring after the Antichrist if you dont know who the Kenites are.
Joel is addressing specifically to the Jews during the time when the children of those living in Judah, then thousands of years later, their blood line would return to Judah, which is the (Israel of today). The problem we see is that the fig tree is bare. The Figs are the children of His followers, or the (Christians) who are gone. Why?
Satan and his hoards rule. This is why in Matthew 24, Jesus said to flee; and those sealed with the truth will not except the Antichrist. Satan, who is the desolator, will do the Abomination, by claiming to the world that he is God. He is the one who will bring the "Abomination of desolation" in full play. Remember, Joel is writing to the people who are living when this takes place. This is in our generation and will shortly come to pass.
Joel 1:8-9 "Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth." (8) "The meat offering and the drink offering is cut off from the house of the Lord; the priests, the LORD'S minister, mourn."(9)
The elect will know Satan for who he is, and find him repugnant. The desire of all Christians who know the truth will hold steadfast just like the young virgin bride, who waits to be wed to Mr. Right. Can you pawn a fake off on Her? No way! She knows who her husband to be is.
In Verse 9: The meat offering, or 'Asah" in the Hebrew, is to make ready the victim for sacrifice; Then slay and offer that pure victim as a specific offering. When Jesus Christ came to earth and was killed, he was the final sacrifice for the sins of the world.. The required meat offering given over and over, ended with Christ on the Cross. (See also Exodus 29:36-39)
The drink offering, or "Nesek" means to pour out. To offer yourself totally. The elect will be willing just as Paul was in Philippians 2:17 and II Timothy 4:6 when the time and place requires it.
So when we see these offerings are "cut off" from the House of the Lord. It means that in the Christian Church they will not partake of the wine and bread. Why? How can that be? Because all, except the "Elect" of God will be part of the Harlot Church. They will think Satan is Jesus Christ; because their pastor's told them so, and they will be dazzled by this supernatural being called Satan.
The famine that will come in the end times to cause Christian's blindness is not for food, but for hearing the true word of God. (see Rev. 8)
Joel 1:10 "The field is wasted, the land mourneth; for the corn is wasted: the new wine is dried up, the oil languisheth."
en to let us know how and by whom the preparation of the Antichrist You Can't bring produce or Grains from a bare field. So why is the field bare? Because no one is planting seeds for a new crop. The planting of seed is covered over with Satan's gospel, and churches have so changed and redefined the warning in God's word. The church just isn't ready for the sting of the scorpion that Satan will place on their minds, which God will allow.
Now is the time to know the truth, to learn it and seal it in your memory so when those 5 months of the Locust (Satans rule as Antichrist) come you won't be fooled. Until we plant the New Crop (God's word) their will be no grain nor (Christians ready to stand).
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."
These are the Pastors and Priests that nourished the flocks with God's word, and planted the seed that produces more crop for the Lord. Most Pastors today are so tied up with tradition and fairy tales that God's people (the flock) are totally unprotected for what is to befall them, and they will be ashamed.
For God to have a harvest, the seed must be planted, Joel is telling us. We must be ready when the opening comes that we can give an answer to a person's question. That answer is a seed of truth that God will water by the Holy Spirit, and will grow in that person's mind, that he seek and find the truth. Then will God have a harvest. It starts with you planting that seed.
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.:
The word "Men" is "Adam" in the Hebrew. There is no way for true joy to come upon anyone, except it be given through the Holy Spirit. We must be able to understand God's word, and live within the guide line that He has set down in order to have pure joy in this troubled world. We are watchmen, and we must watch for the things God has warned us about in His word. The things that will transpire, and is now taking place, Christians must be alert and be prepared for the Antichrist's wonders.
Joel 1:13 "Grid yourselves, and lament, ye priests: howl, ye ministers of the altar: come, lie all night in sackcloth, ye minister of my God: for the meat offering and the drink offering is withheld from the house of your God."
The true joy today, as we look around us, is to know that God told us it would be this way. Remember God is in full control. So what are we to do? We're to be ready for battle, and be in a repentance frame of mind. Trust in the Lord Christ Jesus our savior.
We will find more and more that God's word is substituted with Satan's lies, and the soothing of the conscience. A watered down, compromise with Sodomites, and every other form of Foreign Religion leaves God's house barren for the truth. Come out from among them. Repent! Give them God's truth, as it is written.
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,"
Joel spells it out with the words of God, as to the only way you can be saved. "Sanctify yourself a fast" is to stop what your doing and cry out to the Lord to save your soul. Repent and change your ways. Stop compromising with those who love the world, and set your mind for the preparation of standing against the "Antichrist: (Satan) for he is coming as a man, and claims to be savior of the world.
Friend, If you don't believe that the Antichrist (Satan) is coming as a man, when he claims to be the savior of the world, you are in serious trouble. If you think you will "Fly away" as many do, who believe in a "Rapture" doctrine, you will be one of Satan's Harlots. Because Satan, the False Christ, will give you all you are expecting. Once Satan shows his face, if your mind is not set to know him as the Antichrist, or If your not Sealed with truth you will not have the capability to know that he is not Christ. Satan will string as a scorpion, and render you helpless, and God will allow it. Rev. 9:3. You will be lost, if your neither hot nor cold.
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."
Everything we have talked about in Joel referring to crops, fields, seed and harvest is spiritual. It is talking wholly about Satan and his hoards of children the (Kenites) and followers of fallen angels, As they infiltrate our churches, and homes and strip away all fabric of truth to leave Christians helpless and unaware.
Why should they (we) call a solemn Assembly? The day of the Lord is at hand. We are talking about the seventh trump, and at that time. instantly all will change and put off their flesh bodies. Friend, this is the "Mystery" Paul talks about in I Corinthians 15: 50-55. It's over, the true Christ is here, and this earth age is over. Finished!
There will be no more Hospitals, Business, nor Satan. For he will be bound for 1000 years before his destruction. You will stand before Jesus Christ either in victory, or in shame. If you have not prepared yourself to know that the first Christ is Satan and you except him, you will be an unfaithful bride, with child, when your true husband, Jesus Christ comes for His own. Jesus said in Mat. 24:19:
Matthew 24:19 "And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days." "With child" is to worship and partaking in the Antichrist's system, and "To give suck" is to draw others to follow him. You will meet Jesus Christ in victory or in destruction.
Joel 1:16 "Is not the meat cut off before our eyes, yea, joy and gladness from the house of our God?
Yes! it's a bad time to be playing church because your making yourself accountable for your thought and actions before an Almighty God at His judgment seat. There, all facts come to light, and judgment is true with God's standards. The silly games of deceit and lies, judged by perverted men is over; There laws of half truths and cover-ups are gone.
What is at stake? Eternal life with our Heavenly Father; or a 1000 years of rigid instruction, and meeting every law and statutes, then Judgment of all works... Then, Salvation or Ashes. Your very soul is at stake.
God loves His Children, and will protect and guard them. He is not to be feared, but the way most churches teach leads people to keep God at a distance. He loves you so much He gave His very own son who came and died so that all the wealth of Heaven could be shared jointly with Him. Does that sound like a God to be feared? The "Day of the Lord" is coming and I feel it's almost here.
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."
The seed needs to be taught. Joel says, It's been so long since the seed has been taught, and at the end times it won't grow anyhow. That time is very near; for the barns (Churches) are empty; why? Pastors can't sugar coat and compromise God's word and stay alive. When we stand and teach truth boldly, a seed will grow. The Holy Spirit will touch that soul, it will grow and mature.
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."
The beast groan from hunger, the cattle have no pasture, and even the sheep are lost. This is why Jesus said, "But go rather to the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel" to his disciples in Matthew 10:6. Friend, those sheep are the people in the Christian Nations of Europe and America, and their satellites, and most Christians don't even know it.
These sheep Joel is talking about are not people of long ago, but here and now, in America and Canada, in the churches we pass on the way to work, and the store, and even ones we attend. God knows those pastors that deprive the sheep, for they will stand and give account very shortly.
Jesus said if we have 99 sheep and one go astray, we're to go after him. Today most of the flock is lost and astray, and the church world is busy in it's bingo, parties, social trips and gatherings it's fund raising and building projects, rather than to care about that one lost sheep that means so much to our Heavenly Father.
Joel 1:19-20 "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." 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."
The flame of What? The flame of lies and deception. Don't forget Joel's prophecy is to the people of "the day of the Lord", at the end of the Antichrist's reign. When it's to late to preach truth.
The waters that are dried up are the living waters that Christ freely gives. The fire is the red from the wings of the locust that will destroy truth from the face of the earth, as it covers the entire earth. (see Rev. 9) Truth has no foundation to build on, and the seed has no where to grow, when the Antichrist arrives.
Now is the time to seal your mind in God's Truth. Tomorrow, or next week, or even next month may be to late. Don't be blind to prophecy, it's coming to pass and these new laws are the Kenites Laws, These people are not true Jews, they are Cain's children. Satan's destruction is, taking prayer out of schools, making good look evil, and evil good.
Get back into the word of God for yourself, see and understand, and come to know Christ Jesus personally. Seek the Lord your God with all your heart. and come to know who you are. America, your of the Lost tribes of Israel. Don't loose your birth right because of the teachings of Kenites. Know them for they are an abomination to the Lord Jehovah God, and Christians who seek truth in Jesus Christ.
Joel is warning us about distorting His word, and perverting His truth & His churches, with doctrines of men. We can see today where the 10 commandment are thrown out of many teachings, pride, money, power and usury, abortions, sodomy, physics, self will, and lies are excepted rather then truth, and are being taught by many pastors or teachers. The Lord God is angry and will deal with them with vengeance just as He will with those who he hates. We as Christians who worship the Lord Our God, and Christ His Son should get out of these teachings, or churches, read the Bible, pray that we might be worthy, and keep His statutes, and the 10 commandments. We should reverence Him and Study to show ourselves approved. Only then will He protect us, and hold us in the safety of His hand through these troubled times.
The Fear is reverence of the Lord and is the beginning of wisdom. We should have no fear of Satan or the world because we are dead in Christ. We truly know that Vengeance is the Lords, not ours. Praise God we have no fear in these times because whether we live of die we are the Lords. We will be in His Kingdom for eternity. Then we will know the truth about all the things.
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