"Call to Repentance"
This Bible Study is written by Roger
Christopherson, and made available with written
permission by http://www.theseason.org
The subject of the entire book of Joel is the "Coming of the Lord's day". This book is special, because it tells us what the world will be doing, and what we will be doing. It makes it easier for us to align current events with the prophecies given to us in the Book of Joel.
In Chapter one we saw that God would send an army of "Locusts", which are hoards of Satan's followers; Human and angelic beings which shall cover the earth. They will be led, more than likely, by the "Kenites", and others who were deceived into following them. They take God's House, and the seeds that are planted, and make it bare. Just prior to Christ's return there will be nothing to harvest.
Before this time comes; we must plant the seeds of God's true Word. The Holy Spirit will do the watering and care taking. It's simple and it's natural.
Joel 2:1-2 "Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm 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:" 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."
These events that we are about to read in Joel will come about, and you and I will see these things come to pass. It has never happened in all the time of this earth age. Verse 2 indicates that it will be new and complete. We will see a complete turn of events, a total redefining of truth, events, and ideas. The world is in the process of turning things upside down, and inside out. Good will be bad, and right will be wrong, complete confusion, and perversion.
What is the action in the first verses? "blow ye the trumpet", and "sound an alarm". What is the warning? The day of the Lord is about to happen. Today through the radio and satellite TV., as well as many ministries, many are getting the alarm and hearing of the Love of God. God is sealing in the minds of His Elect. The warning is so they will know their Savior from a fake, and they will stand in that day.
However, do you know what to do and what to expect? This is what Joel is addressing. What are we to warn them about? "A day of darkness and gloominess..." Darkness is always a symbol of deception and Satan is always the Prince of darkness. It's Satan's lies that make the clouds and shadows over the entire earth. Through all this a great and strong people will arise. Joel is saying the faith and testing of these Elect that will stand at this time, will have a strength and courage that has never been before.
Since we passed that 40th year of the generation of the "Fig Tree" in (1948-88), nothing has been the same. Changes are coming so fast, it is difficult to keep up prophetically, as to times and events leading to the day of the Lord. We will see, as it has already stated, the control by Satan is in every area of our lives.
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."
The fire that will burn represents, the lies and deceptions we read about in Revelation 9. As these clouds of locust, which is the army of Satan's Angelic (men like) creatures, move across the face of the earth, there is total destruction of God's truth. Before them is the lush ripe fields of mankind, ready to be harvested for the Word of God.
However, behind this Satanic Army of the Antichrist, it is as bare as the "desolate wilderness". Will a person have a chance to know the truth of God's Word? Not a chance, for God will allow Satan's hoards to strike them as a scorpion, and totally disarm them of any understanding of the truth of God's Word.
Those that think they know God's plan, but are led into Satan's camp through lies and false traditions won't have a chance.
That army of deception shall and (will) come before the "Day of the Lord". There will be no escapes, or flying out of here -- such as the widely taught doctrine known as the rapture theory. Instead, all living in the flesh will be either sealed by the Holy Spirit of God who are (the Elect) or the followers of Satan.
Joel 2:4 "The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run."
What do the horses symbolize in the Bible? Power! These horsemen of the end times should draw our attention to Revelation 9. In the first part of chapter 9, God told Satan "you can go down and deceive those men on the earth, and take your army with you." Satan was given the key to the bottomless pit." Vs. 1.
The command given in verse 4, was to harm or deceive all men on earth, except those with the seal of God in their foreheads. Why? Because they knew what to expect; they could not be deceived.
We know that Satan's time is the "time of the locust". A five month period; which seasonally runs from May through September.
Remember, they look like horses; run like horses and their method is as a horse. "And the shape of the locust were like unto horses prepared unto battle; battle against who? God's elect and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men." (Revelation 9:7) The "crowns of gold" means it was so religious.
This army moves was like a locust, as far as their total destructions is concerned, their strength in their conviction is compared to horses, and they have men's faces because they are men.
"They had hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of Lions." (Rev. 9:8) "the hair of women' is telling us that they were so gentle in their religious aspects, yet are in the service of the false Christ. If you don't expect a false christ who is coming, you will be deceived by him as he sits claiming to BE Christ. This is the Antichrist (Satan), who we are warned about in Mark 13.
This religious group will be so gentle, so complete, so powerful, and so deceiving that the spiritual soul of a man will be ripped out as though a lion tore it out.
Rev. 9:9 "And they had breastplates, as it were Breastplates of iron, (cold and heartless) and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many Horses running to battle."
Rev. 9:10 "And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails; and their power was to hurt men five months."
Again we see God has shortened the seven year period of Daniel to five months. This was because in Daniel 9:27 it is stated, the false one would rule for 1 week of years or (7 years). Jesus also stated this in Matthew 24:15, and Luke 21:20. We saw this 7 years were split into two segments of 3 1/2 years.
The first segment is to be political, while the last 3 1/2 year segment will be religious. Now God tells us this time is shortened to be 5 months, and He even gives us the time season; which is from May through September.
Rev. 9:11 " And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon."
We know that Satan leads this Locus Army. Satan is identified in both the Greek and in Hebrew. Isaiah 14:11-16 identifies Lucifer as the one from the " Bottomless Pit". These names of Satan (call him for what he is, "The Destroyer".)
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."
Is the world on fire? No, quite the opposite. The world is crying peace, peace, peace; but there is no lasting peace. This will be the greatest time of revival this world has ever seen, because the revival is to draw people to the wrong christ. The world expects Satan to be coming as a dreadful being, however he will be one of great beauty, soothing and convincing voice, yet a mouth full of deceit and lies. He will promise everyone exactly what it takes to win them over.
The Elect of our Living God will know exactly what is going on, for the Holy Spirit of God will seal their minds, and when they speak it will be the Holy Spirit speaking exactly as Peter stated in Acts. 2: 14:-21.
The trumpet is to sound when they cry peace, peace, peace.
Joel 2:6 "Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness."
Remember in Revelations 9, that God gave permission to Satan to sting them as a Scorpion, and put much pain on them, but he can't kill them. This battle is not physical but a spiritual battle. And the pain is strictly in the soul and mind. The "blackness" is a paleness that will come upon all their faces, when they finally realize they have followed the wrong messiah.
Joel 2:7-8 They shall run like mighty men: they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march everyone on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks:" 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."
Just before the "Day of the Lord". Satan's followers will be so well organized and polished in their methods, that every foreseeable event or problem will be taken care of. Nothing will be left to chance, as the world marches in unison to Satan's drum. The Antichrist will be leading them and the whole world will respond. That is except for the elect of God, who know the truth.
In verse 8, this is total control, Satan will organize his people to where they have strict obedience. What sword are we talking about on the "Day of the Lord"? The sword of the Lord means, is that which we see in Revelation 1:16, Christ's tongue is a two Edged sword. On that day, when the elect stand before Satan's people, and the Holy Spirit speaks through them; they will not change their minds. No not one.
Joel 2:9 "They shall run to and fro, 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."
A wall will not stop them for you can not build any fortification to stop Satan's army. The acts of Satan's army as it runs, climbs and seeks it's way to please the world is like a thief.
However, Jesus said in Matthew 24:42-44 that when Christ comes it will be also as a thief in the night, when no man knoweth.
Why will the true Christ be such a surprise when He comes? Because most of the world will have already given their worship to the first christ, who is the Antichrist. People will believe that he will satisfy their every need, when they take his mark (giving service to him), the mark of the Beast.
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:"
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 is calling that Locust army of Satan, His army. God had allowed Satan to lead His army. It is this army that will correct God's Children, and prepare them for the Millennium. Then in the Millennium they will know how foolish they were, and they will be taught that their souls may be saved.
God is not mad at His own children, only at those who go whoring after Satan. God controls both armies, and you can not be harmed, for God ordered it in Rev. 9:4.
The LORD shall seal their minds, and when they speak it will be the Holy Spirit speaking exactly as Peter stated in Acts. 2: 14:-21.
The trumpet is to sound when they cry peace, peace, peace.
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:"
2:12 "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."
These are instructions from Our Father, as to what we are to do in preparation. To turn, is to return with our minds to the ways of God; with "fasting: (not feasting) and with a clean heart, full of repentance.
In verse13, we are talking about the mind here also: and the order is to clean it out (rend). Get the junk out of it. Clean out those old tradition of men that lead you away; Those old habits and hatreds that stand between you and a pure, close relationship with God.
Repent and have a renewing of your mind. Read Paul's words in Romans 12: 1-3. Study it! It's your preparation. Get into God's Word. If you seek Him, God's mercy will fall upon you.
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 you God?
If you return to Him and repent He will come to you with full forgiveness. and with His forgiveness comes blessings. The "meat offering: is truth that will lift and sustain you. While the drink offering is the blessing that flows from God. (Exodus 29:40, Lev. 29:13, and Num. 15:3-10)
Joel 2:15 "Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly:
God is saying to wake up, and plant the seed and warn the public. Now is the time to sound off, or blow the trumpet.
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."
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?"
Don't play with the House of God my friend, and follow after heathen customs, and man's traditions. For in doing so, God will judge. Don't follow so far out of God's ways that even the heathen can't identify you as a Christian.
Verse 17 is the closing words of the song of Moses, it's part of the New Testament in Rev. 15. However in Deuteronomy 32:36-43 it is given as The "Song of Moses". It sums up the object and out come of all events which applies to "The day of the Lord".
Joel 2:18-19 "Then will the Lord be jealous for His land, and pity His people." 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."
Joel is writing God's words to you and this verse addresses you right now. Do you want your home and work blessed by God? Do you want your life blessed? There may be times you wonder if He is there, but when you make that stand for Our Heavenly Father, He will bless you. This is not a game; the Lord Jesus Christ must be a reality in your life.
From the day you first sound the trumpet (witness by planting the seed of God's Word), God will bless you - and let's face it, you can't "out-do" God. The assembly starts in your own heart and mind, and the blessing will follow.
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."
What will the Northern army do in these end times? Play God! The sad part is that most people will believe it because of the miracles done in their sight, and their lack of knowledge for the Word of God.
But who is the Northern Army? Esau! It is the Russian Army. Maybe God even allowed us to purchase Alaska from Russia for a future burial ground for the Russian Army for when God finally destroys her on that day. We discussed this in our study of, (Ezekiel 38 and 39). However, there is nothing to worry about because we know God will save His own.
Back to Ezekiel 39 for a moment to read what God said about the day He will stop the Northern army:
Ezekiel 39:8-9 "Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord God; this is the day whereof I have spoken. 9 "And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the handstaves, and the spears, and they shall burn them in fire seven year:"
God is saying it will be just as I will tell you. You may be confused just who Israel is but God isn't. Israel is the offspring of Joseph's 2 sons; where in Genesis 48 the Bible tells us who would bare Israel's name. Today it is the United States and Britain, while in speaking of the "Whole house of Israel", which is all 10 tribes of Israel. Israel today is the Christian Western European Nations.
In verse 9 we are told by God, that we will burn and destroy our weapons just prior to the coming of (Joel 2:20's) Northern army.
Hardly a day goes by that the news brings to light the scrapping of our existing subs, tanks, planes, missiles, besides cut back in our forces, and future building programs. We started this parade of lunacy 5 years ago under Bush, to where now it seems to be something to brag about. We do it trusting the Russians will do like wise. We should pay attention that God says they are not, I repeat are not.
Ezekiel 39:10 "So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of the field, neither cut down any out of the forests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire; and they shall spoil those that spoiled them, and rob those that robbed them, saith the Lord God."
Do you know what the big kick is today? It is to find peaceful uses for our weapons. We are making ourselves a 3rd world power, where even small nations like North Korea, Serbia, Somalia and so on, look at the United States as a shadow image, a paper tiger. They see the morality of our national leaders are little more than a common animal, and trust can not be found in them.
Whatever blessings God bestows on this nation, through our ignorance has been taken from us. We are shipping our wealth and productivity to other nations, and many people are left hopeless, their self-reliance is on our immoral government.
Ezekiel 39:11 "And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea; and it shall stop the noses of the passengers; and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call it The valley of Hamon-gog."
It is necessary now to realize it's not Judah (Jews-The house of Judah) that holds the deed to the property of God's blessing, but it is Israel. Those 10 Tribes Scattered in 722 B.C. by Assyria, have settled in our land (Israel) U.S.A. are they who has the promised blessings.
We're living in lands of peace and unguarded borders. Have you seen the border tension, and wars in the streets of the tiny nation of "Israel".? The movement of Gog's Army from the east of the sea to it's burial grounds in the Valley "Hamon-gog" will be taking place in Alaska, God will utterly destroy the Russians and their allies, and the people of the world will know without a doubt that it was God.
Alaska is east of the sea from where the Russians came, but why will the noses stop those passing near? Because the stench of decaying flesh, is laying in the sun rotting. The name of the valley where this destruction is to take place, means "The multitude of God".
God will stop that army because it's His. He will put the hook's in it, so He can lead it to where He desires. They don't even think God exists, however God will use their destruction to show He cares for His own. The world will know that Our God not only lives, but He reigns. As we saw in Joel 2:20, so we see in Ezekiel 39:13, God hath done great things! Why? So that He shall be Glorified. (verse 13) "Thus saith the Lord" Praise God.
(Joel 2:21) "Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice; for the LORD will do great things."
Is some army going to do great things? No! The Lord will do great things. God's in full control, and that's why we can go to Him today. He loves His children and desires to show that love. God's promises are sure and direct, that's why we should study the Word of God, and claim His promises as our own.
To those who fear the Lord God. there is a bright future. The dismal picture painted night after night is causing a moral decay in our nation. The news presents moral decay as the norm of the society, and the youth, in many cases, have lost direction and hope. Beloved friend in Christ, open your eyes and see, opportunity is still here, it's not to late for God will bless His own today just as He did to Daniel in captivity; To David while on the run, fleeing for his life; and in the days the disciples walked the earth preaching the Gospel. God cares for His own.
Joel 2:22-23 "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 yearly their strength.: 23 "Be glad then , ye children of Zion,and rejoice in the LORD you 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 later rain in the first month."
We have a lot to be thankful for. The opportunity is here, and God will bless you, His child, regardless what is on the news, or what those around you are saying. This is not a time to run scared, but to look to God and thank Him for our blessing. For in our praise to Him, His blessings will continue to flow. Thank God for America.
Even in all the problems that appears to be going on now, Joel tells us not to be afraid, that hope does exist. Whether: the tree, that bears fruit: is a true tree bearing fruit for the symbol for man (as in Genesis 2:17), representing their children, life will go on. To those who are in the love of God, at the "Time of the End"; we are the people Joel is prophesying to; God will continue to bless America. Don't let anyone rob you of this truth; claim it.
In verse 23 God is talking to His elect (His Children) and we are to rejoice and be glad. Looking at most Christians of today, one would think that the job of a Christian was to test the limits of the Lord, and what God can place on them. Don't overlook where we are told in I Peter 5:7 to; "Cast all our cares on Him (Christ) for He careth for you". Our problems are then in the hands of one who can take care of it.
What is the rain that comes? The rain is the truth and understanding. That truth and understanding does not come as a flood, but in two parts. The former is when you hear the Word and it sprouts in your mind, it buds as you think and mull over the ideas. It grows on you moderately as the truths (Word of God) takes shape in your mind, and then starts to flower in your life. Your eyes become open and the words God places upon your heart, and in your mind start to make sense.
The latter rain, is the heavy rains which allow that tree or person to grow. In this case it's the "truth of God's Word', to grow to full maturity, to be strong, and stand against any wind, storm, or what ever comes against God's Word.
So Joel, in verse 23 it is showing us that the normal process of former rain, and latter rain will be sudden, and not over periods of time. We have seen it takes most Christians years to develop and grow to spiritual maturity. This time will be shortened and the deception total, Joel says, understanding will come in the 1st month. You will understand what will happen, by knowing that the first christ is Satan. If you don't know this fact you will be part of the Antichrist's kingdom, worshipping and doing his work.
When these 5 month's of the Antichrist's Reign come, the very fruit of your mind will be watered by the Holy Spirit form Heaven; and from your mouth will come forth the beauty of God's Word, true and mature. Rev. 9:5. "Torment" translates to "demons" in this verse.
God's Word needs both the former and latter rain, and through Joel's writings we see that the Holy Spirit will provide exactly what is needed in that day; to withstand against Satan, to absorb and grow in His Word. Keep in mind the subject's here in Joel 2, is about the locust Army. God said don't be afraid of them because He is going to take them for you. And In the 1st month I (God) am going to prepare you through the Holy Spirit, to know the truth so you can stand. The former rain is your understanding, while the later rain will arm you with the armor of God, and "the mind of Christ". (Eph. 6:10-21)
Joel 2:24-25 "And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the fats shall overflow with wind and oil. 25 "And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, My great army which I sent among you."
In Joel 24 "floor" is the harvest floor. Know that the harvest is good when God blesses it, and you bless Him. In verse 25 He is not only going to give you additional blessing but also anything you may have lost by the locust (Satan's system). That army of the locust, cankerworm, caterpillar, and palmerworm., that came amongst us, and caused complete confusion and deception to the whole world was God's army. God ordered it, He controlled it, and sent that army to test and weed out His Elect, from the prostitutes.
Was it fair? It sure was! God told us in His Word that they were coming, and how to overcome them. Yet, many sleep on and play their church games.
Joel 2:26-27 "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." 27 "And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD you God, and none else; and My people shall never be ashamed."
Should we worry? Never; If you see the truth, and know the Antichrist is upon his arrival, you will not be drawn by him. When Jesus Christ returns on that day, it will be a love affair of joy no human can express. The husband returning for his bride, and you as the bride of Christ will be the twinkle of joy in our saviors eyes. There will be no shame, but the joy that only God can give.
However, should you think that God's Word is foolishness, and go straying after man's traditions, false leaders, and think you can toy with the Almighty God; You had better think again, because you will stand before Jesus Christ at His return and your shame will be so great you will wish you were dead, but death can't come. You will live with that shame for 1000 years, then be judged by your works in the Millennium? It will be your boot camp.
In verse 27 we are told to wake up! God is not dead but in our midst. The current events are part of His plan. The locust army of deception is allowed to happen by God.
Claim Him, because this is real and He is real. Open your eyes to what is going on around you, This is the "latter time". The earthquakes in all parts of the world. Europe, United States and Mexico, South America, Asia, Russia, and on a daily basis even where they aren't expected. These are signs of end times, we are closer than you think.
Joel 2:28-29 "And it will come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, you old men shall dream dreams, you young men shall see visions; 29 "And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out My spirit."
After the locust army has passed, then prophesying will take place. Many clergy say today "women can't prophesy". God say's, even the daughter's will prophecy. This my friend is addressed to a certain time, and generation, and like it or not, the time is here and now, and this generation started in 1948.
The One World System is here. It has a One World Children's Organization, One world Environmental System, World Court with no justice, World Banking System, World Army (United Nations), World Educational System, (take a look at your schools with No God), even a World Space program. And you say it isn't here? well rest assured it is here.
Joel 2: 30-31-32 "And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. 31 "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come". 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."
Joel 2:30 was also written in Acts Chapter two. Peter is telling you exactly what Joel is talking about here. It's called "Cloven" tongue in the Greek; meaning it goes out in every direction. What does that mean? It means it's spoken and everyone understands what is spoken; regardless what language you speak. The "Cloven Tongue" needs no interpreter.
Read Acts 2:6, "Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language."
There is nothing unknown about that. A person spoke, and all people from around the world understood in his own language. Why did this happen? It was an example of what Joel is talking about, in Joel.
In Acts verse 14, Peter explains "But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel" We just read it in the book of Joel, and it is also in Acts 2:16 and refers to Joel 2:30.
Acts shall not come to pass until after Satan leads the Locust army then after that this event will come to pass.
Acts 2: 18-20 "And on my servants and on My handmaiden I will pour out..." 19."And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke: 20 "The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the LORD come......"
What are these vapors of smoke, these are the signs of the time. That the earth will demonstrate the signs of the times and we will know them if we are tuned in to God's word.
We are in that final day. What are the evidence of the tongues spoken of by Joel in his prophecy and witnessed by men from around the world; as they listened to the first Christians on Pentecost day?
When the Holy Spirit moved upon these people and spoke through them, all men's languages were heard in their native tongue, and the message is totally understandable. Their is no confusion. In Acts 2:20-21 the sun shall be darkened. Now in Joel 2:31 and 32 a double witness as to what will take place. We do not want to offend anyone who has formed certain ideas as to what happened on Pentecost Day. But it is written, and, with the proper tools of study, we can and should all try to understand this aspect of truth in each of our minds. When my understanding varies from what God's Word says, I try to conform to it; for it serves no purpose to devote ourselves to traditions and ideas which are contrary to God's Word.
When Peter told the men and women from around the world, "This is that which Joel the prophet spoke of " Then it's important to know what was said by the Holy Spirit, and what was heard, and how it was heard on Pentecost Day. That my friend is what will happen at the time of "The Lord's Day". This is the message of Joel's prophecies.
The message from God was that at the end time we would have fire and smoke from the earth; and prophecies and dreams by men and woman. The purpose for all this is so you know that God is with us. There is nothing to fear. Traditions through the centuries have left many in fear of this time. God promised His love and protection, even to the point of letting us know just what to expect. Our victory and deliverance is through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Their activities in this world now is the forming of the One World Government and all it's branches. It's capital is in New York at the UN. Peace Green, environmentalists, feminists, those who push homosexuality as natural, human right movements, Foreign Affairs, Council of Churches, Economic Resources, and Federal Reserve Bankings, we could go on and on. Remember that when they say peace, peace, peace you are being set up for the Antichrist system.
The UFO and all the sightings are for real, they are described in our bible. We know from are Bible that there will be spiritual beings, who are fallen Angles of Satan. They will mingle, deceive and have sex with children of the world. These spirit beings will be active just as they were centuries ago. Scientists are uncovering their history and proving that the Word of God is true.
Think about it, take a good look at the world and all the perverted things that are in your news paper, TV. than compare them with God's Word. I pray you will see and understand before it's too late. Read you Bible every day and pray that you might be worthy of Christ's Kingdom. Then rest in the Lord God.
Copy this and take it to your pastor and ask him why he doesn't preach on these things ? Find out for yourself if it is true or not for you own peace of mind. God be with you as you seek God's truth. Remember that the Lord said to pass this story throughout all generations until his coming.
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