Does your version of the Bible:

Contain the following verses? Many new versions do not.

Matthew 17:21  Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. (Authorized King James Version of 1611)                                                                                                                                      
Matthew 18:11   For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. (Authorized King James Version of 1611)

Matthew 23:14  Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. (Authorized King James Version of 1611)


Mark 7:16   If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. (Authorized King James Version of 1611)


Mark 9:44   Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched (Authorized King James Version of 1611)


Mark 9:46   Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. (Authorized King James Version of 1611)

Mark 11:26   But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses. (Authorized King James Version of 1611)


Mark 15:28   And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors. (Authorized King James Version of 1611)


Luke 17:36  Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left (Authorized King James Version of 1611)


Luke 23:17  (For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.) (Authorized King James Version of 1611)


John 5:4   For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. (Authorized King James Version of 1611)


Acts 8:37  And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
(Authorized King James Version of 1611)

Acts 15:34   Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still. (Authorized King James Version of 1611)

Acts 24:7  But the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great violence took him away out of our hands, (Authorized King James Version of 1611)


Acts 28:29   And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves. (Authorized King James Version of 1611)


Romans 16:24  Whensoever I take my journey into Spain, I will come to you: for I trust to see you in my journey, and to be brought on my way thitherward by you, if first I be somewhat filled with your company. (Authorized King James Version of 1611)


1 John 5:7
   For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. (Authorized King James Version of 1611)

If you have a original 1611 King James Version, then your Bible is based on manuscripts from Antioch.
 BUT, If you have a New King James Version, or one of the many, so called new and improved versions (
The New International version or The New Revised Standard version for example), then you are one of many unfortunate victims of Satan's grandkids, the Kenite scribes, and their manuscript copies.
AND your Bible was translated from those copies, which came from Alexandria, Egypt.
 

The following are examples of what is happening as compared to the original King James 1611 version, which is by far the most accurate of any Bible translation of the Bible into English to date
:

The original King James 1611 version,  says - Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
        The New Revised Standard version says - the young women is with child
They left out the virgin conception!

The original King James 1611 version says - 1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
        The New International version says -
He appeared in a body
They didn't mention that it was God who came is the flesh.

The original
King James 1611 version says - Luke 2:33 And Joseph and his mother marveled at those things which were spoken of him.
       
The New International version and The New Revised Standard version both say - The child's father
They leave the door open for claims that Jesus was only human! Don't you see the KJV makes it clear that Mary was His flesh and blood mother but Joseph was not a blood relative.
The child had no earthly flesh and blood father!

You should Remember the virgin gave birthEven if you grew up in a denominational church!

But your children and your grandchildren won't!  Unless you tell them!; and do it early in their lives!


The original King James 1611 version says - Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
        The New International version says - 
you have fallen from heaven, O morning star

They call Lucifer Morning Star when
Revelation 22:16
reads  I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star
Jesus Himself told us in Rev. 22:16 that He is the morning star.
Actually, The New International version in Isaiah 14:12 not only referred to the morning star falling from heaven but didn't mention Lucifer as being the person referred to. So therefore, they could later make the claim that it was Christ who was fallen from heaven!.

Yes Christian, there are more revisions coming! We ain't seen nothing yet!

The original
King James 1611 version says - Daniel 3:25  He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God
.
        The New International version says - the fourth looks like a son of the gods (not the Son and not God)  The New Revised version says -
fourth has appearance of a god

Note: Both revised versions use lower case letters, for God, as in any old god or multiple gods, not the One and Only True God. The Revised Standard version doesn't even acknowledge Him as a son, much less "The Son"!


The original King James 1611 version says - Colossians 1:14  In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
        The New International version says - redemption, the forgiveness of sins
(No mention of his blood) The New Revised Standard version says - same thing - redemption, the forgiveness of sins (No mention of his blood)

The original King James 1611 version says - Acts 8:37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
        The New International version says - NOTHING
(they left the entire verse out of there Bible!)
Their Bible goes directly from verse 36 to verse 38! NO VERSE 37!
The New Revised
Standard version says - same thing. or should I say "Left out the same thing".
Verse 37 is missing.
They just didn't include the verse in their Bible! So going directly
from verse  36 to 38 Philip baptised him without his having been saved first.
Caution!  Caution!  Caution!  Caution!  
It's worse than I even imagined when I first wrote this Bible study. I have discovered that, in addition to Acts 8:37, there are sixteen other verses which have been left out of the "New International Version" bible. I didn't believe it at first: But I checked them all out. They have indeed not included them in their version of the bible. 
The other sixteen missing verses are:
Matthew 17:21;18:11; 23:14; Mark 7:16; 9:44,46; 11:26; 15:28; Luke 17:36; 23:17; John 5:4; Acts 15:34; 24:7; 28:29; Romans 16:24; & 1 John 5:7. These verses deal with doctrines of great importance: like the Trinity, hell, salvation, and prayer. Other passages remain in the NIV but the marginal notes discredit them. These notes reveal that the NIV translators would have preferred to leave them out Mark 16:9-20 and John 7:53-8:11. That's an additional 24 verses, but, I suppose they couldn't leave out 24 verses in just 2 passages of scripture with out it being noticed!
There are also words that have disappeared from the NIV. Biblically significant words like "Godhead", "Jehovah", or "blessed and only potentate", "Holy Ghost", "Comforter". God is no longer "immutable" or "omnipotent" in the NIV.
Christ is no longer the "only begotten." We no longer need to worry about "devils" or "Lucifer" or "brimstone" or the "bottomless pit." The KJB mentions Hell 54 times but the NIV only 14 times. There are no sodomites in the NIV either.

How convenient for Satan!
Even "Calvary" is missing. Did you get that? No "Calvary", and no "regeneration." Therefore, it follows that the word of God is no longer"incorruptible."
This has happened in all of those, And I quote "NEWER, EASIER TO READ TRANSLATIONS" including the New Revised Version", The New King James Version, and although I did not find it quite as bad "The Living Bible."  The "Living Bible" does have other problems though.


The original
King James 1611 version says - 2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, which
corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.
        The New International version says -
Unlike so many we do not peddle The New Revised Standard version says - For we are not peddlers The Living Bible says - We are not like those hucksters
(None of them say we do not corrupt like the King James does)
But corrupting the "Word of God" is what they are doing; Then, they peddle it to the unsuspecting!
The original King James 1611 version says -2 Timothy 2:15
Study to shew thyself  approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly  dividing the word of truth.
                The New International version says - Do your best to present yourself to God as approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. (No mention that the truth needs to be divided correctly to understand the meaning of a truth) The New Revised Standard version says - Do your best...rightly explaining
No mention of "The Word" needing to be RIGHTLY DIVIDED!
The original King James 1611 version says -1 Timothy 6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of
science falsely so called:
        The New International version and The New Revised Standard version and The Living Bible all say - knowledge (instead of science). (They wouldn't want SCIENCE, no matter how false, to get a bad rap. Would They?
 (You bet they wouldn't
!)
Yes, lets call false science good! Let's see! We'll call it evolution!
These are just a few examples of what we are seeing and will see much more of.
When you call Satan the "MORNING STAR" even though CHRIST is clearly "THE MORNING STAR" OR when you say "Unlike so many we do not" Peddle the word of God rather then CORRUPT IT OR Just plain skip 17 verses Or say he appeared in body rather then GOD WAS MANIFEST IN FLESH OR the biggies Hiding the virgin birth and taking the BLOOD of CHRIST out of redemption!

Finally, in the 8th chapter of the Book of Amos, in the Old Testament of all places, we have come to the verse that fully explains what the famine of the end time is which Christ talked about in Mat. 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21. We need also understand that this is no longer prophecy and that we are right now in the midst of that great famine.

Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD               
What does your Bible say in the following verses? 

b1. Does your version of the Bible make Jesus a sinner when He gets angry in Mark 3:5 and John 2:15? It does if it take out the phrase "without a cause" in Matthew 5:22!
Mark 3:5  And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.(Authorized King James Version of 1611)  
John 2:15  And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables; (Authorized King James Version of 1611)  
Matthew 5:22  But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. (Authorized King James Version of 1611)
 
b2. Does your version of the Bible change "Lucifer" to "morning star" in Isaiah 14:12, when Revelation 22:16 clearly identifies Jesus Christ as the morning star?
Isaiah 14:12  How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! (Authorized King James Version of 1611)  
Revelation 22:16  I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. (Authorized King James Version of 1611)  
b3. Does your version of the Bible change the word "prophets" to "Isaiah" in Mark 1:2 when the verse quoted actually comes from Malachi 3:1, thus necessitating the use of the word prophets as found in the KJB and not a single book (Isaiah)
Mark 1:2  As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. (Authorized King James Version of 1611)  
Malachi 3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts. (Authorized King James Version of 1611)  
b4. Does your version of the Bible say that Elhanan killed Goliath in II Samuel 21:19, when everyone knows David killed him?
2 Samuel 21:19  And there was again a battle in Gob with the Philistines, where Elhanan the son of Jaareoregim, a Bethlehemite, slew the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver's beam. (Authorized King James Version of 1611)  
b5. Does your version of the Bible omit the last fourteen words of the Lord's Prayer in Matthew 6:13?
Matthew 6:13  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. (Authorized King James Version of 1611)  
b6. Does your version of the Bible admit that people worshipped the Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 18:26 and Matthew 20:20?
Matthew 18:26  The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. (Authorized King James Version of 1611)  
Matthew 20:20  Then came to him the mother of Zebedee's children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him. (Authorized King James Version of 1611)  
b7. Does your version of the Bible cast doubt on the deity of Christ by adding the words "nor the son" to Matthew 24:36?
Matthew 24:36  But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.(Authorized King James Version of 1611)  
b8. Does your version of the Bible omit the Lordship of Jesus Christ in any of these verses?
Mark 9:24  And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. (Authorized King James Version of 1611)
Luke 23:42  And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. (Authorized King James Version of 1611)
Romans 1:3  Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; (Authorized King James Version of 1611
b9. Does your version of the Bible make it hard for everyone to enter the kingdom of God in Mark 10:24?
Mark 10:24  And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! (Authorized King James Version of 1611)
b10. Does your version of the Bible cast doubt on the virgin birth of Christ by calling Joseph His father in Luke 2:33?
Luke 2:33  And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him (Authorized King James Version of 1611)
b11. Does your version of the Bible tell you what to live by in Luke 4:4?
Luke 4:4  And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. (Authorized King James Version of 1611)
b12. Does your version of the Bible cast doubt once again onof the deity Christ by calling Him a "chosen one" in Luke 9:35?
Luke 9:35  And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.(Authorized King James Version of 1611)
b13. Does your version of the Bible is Jesus the "only begotten " Son of God in
John 1:14  And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.(Authorized King James Version of 1611)
John 1:18  No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.(Authorized King James Version of 1611)
John 3:16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.(Authorized King James Version of 1611)
John 3:18  He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.(Authorized King James Version of 1611)
1 John 4:9  In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.(Authorized King James Version of 1611)
b14. Does your version of the Bible forget to tell you in whom to believe in John 6:47?
John 6:47  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. (Authorized King James Version of 1611)
 b15. Does your version of the Bible admit that Jesus is in heaven in
John 3:13  And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. (Authorized King James Version of 1611)
John 16:16  A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father. (Authorized King James Version of 1611)
1 John 5:7  For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. (Authorized King James Version of 1611)
b16. Does your version of the Bible reduce Jesus to God's servant rather than His Son in
Acts 3:13  The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go. (Authorized King James Version of 1611)
Acts 3:26  Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities. (Authorized King James Version of 1611)
Acts 4:27  For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, (Authorized King James Version of 1611)
Acts 4:30  By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus. (Authorized King James Version of 1611)
b17. Does your version of the Bible does the Ethiopian eunuch get saved in Acts 8:37?
 Acts 8:37  And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. (Authorized King James Version of 1611)
b18. Does your version of the Bible does everyone fast in the following verses?
Acts 10:30  And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing, (Authorized King James Version of 1611)
1 Corinthians 7:5  Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency. (Authorized King James Version of 1611)
2 Corinthians 6:5  In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings; (Authorized King James Version of 1611)
2 Corinthians 11:27  In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. (Authorized King James Version of 1611)
b19. Does your version of the Bible does Christ have a Judgment Seat in your version of Romans 14:10? The KJV says that we give an account of ourselves to God (vs.12) at the Judgment Seat of Christ (vs.10), proving the deity of Christ!
Romans 14:10  But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.(Authorized King James Version of 1611)
11  For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.(Authorized King James Version of 1611)
12  So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.(Authorized King James Version of 1611)
 b20. Does your version of the Bible promote pride and boasting by changing
2 Corinthians 1:12  For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.
2 Corinthians 1:14  As also ye have acknowledged us in part, that we are your rejoicing, even as ye also are ours in the day of the Lord Jesus. (Authorized King James Version of  1611)
2 Corinthians 5:12  For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance, and not in heart. (Authorized King James Version of  1611)
2 Corinthians 7:4  Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation. (Authorized King James Version of  1611)
Galatians 6:4  But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. (Authorized King James Version of  1611)
James 1:9  Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:
10  But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away. (Authorized King James Version of  1611)
b21. Does your version of the Bible place Jesus at the creation scene in
Ephesians 3:9  And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: (Authorized King James Version of  1611)
Hebrews 2:5 For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.
6  But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him? (Authorized King James Version of  1611)
Hebrews 2:7  Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands: (Authorized King James Version of  1611)
b22. In your version of the Bible is Jesus robbed of His deity again in
Philippians 2:6  Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: (Authorized King James Version of  1611)
 b23 Does your version of the Bible exalt the deity of Christ by admitting that God laid down His life for us in
1 John 3:16  Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. (Authorized King James Version of  1611)
b24. Can you find the Trinity in your version of the Bible in
1 John 5:8  And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.. (Authorized King James Version of  1611)
b25. Does your version of the Bible contain footnotes such as, "some manuscripts say..." or "the oldest and best say...?" Does this not leave you to your own private interpretation of scripture, contrary to
2 Peter 1:20  Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. (Authorized King James Version of  1611)
b26. Does your version of the Bible contain the command to study it and the revelation of how to do so in
2 Timothy 2:15  Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.. (Authorized King James Version of  1611)
 Copyrights on New Bible Versions
All publishing houses are in business to make a profit for their investors, therefore they want to get copyright protection for their work. In order to qualify for copyright protection a revised version must be different enough to be regarded as a new work or contain a substantial amount of new material. Making minor changes to a pre-existing work will not qualify the work as a new version for copyright purposes. In other words, the modern versions must  by law read significantly different from their predecessor versions in order to qualify for a copyright.
The text of the original 1611 King James Bible is the only text of over 200 English translations that has no financial copyright! (If you see a copyright notice in a King James Study Bible it does not cover the actual text, but only the publisher's notes and comments.)
So the name of the game is to make the changes necessary to qualify for copyright protection, even if you must sacrifice authenticity, then turn it over to your sales department to promote and to be sure it sells well to the public, thereby making money for your stock holders.
 ARE WE CHRISTIANS GULLIBLE OR WHAT! We have the best, most accurate, doctrinally correct  1611 King James Bible available to be purchased, at a lower price, because it is not copyrighted, but instead we believe the marketing ploy of the publishing houses and instead buy their over priced corrupted Bibles by the millions.
 King James (1611) The King James Authorized Version of the Bible became the seventh purification of the English translations and is as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. The "Puritans" vowed to remove the remnants of Roman Catholicism from the Church of England. Thus Dr. John Reynolds, president of  Corpus Christ College at Oxford, suggested to  King James that a translation be produced that the common people could understand, read, and love. This undertaking began when approximately one thousand ministers sent a petition to King James, It was finally agreed that a new translation, absolutely true to the original Greek text, be made which would not include any marginal notes or comments. No marginal notes were incorporated into this translation, except for explanations of Greek or Hebrew words and the provision of cross-references.
The King James Bible Translators:
The KJB translators faithfully translated the Textus Receptus (Those manuscripts came from Antioch) into English. In 1604, a group of 54 of the best scholars in England was chosen and divided into six teams, with each team assigned the task of translating a different portion of scripture. Each man on each team had to translate every word of his team's assigned portion. Then, these individual translations were collectively compared with those of the other team members. Discrepancies were voted on, bringing each team to agreement on its assigned portion of the scripture. Then, each team passed its work on to each of the other teams for their scrutiny and approval. Thus each scripture was examined at least fourteen times! The work took seven years and was completed in 1611.
 So, don't be fooled by marketing gimmicks! -2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself  approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly  dividing the word of truth.
But, buy and study only from "1611 The King James Authorized Version of the Bible" along with a good concordance.

What we're seeing happening here is the complete and total destruction by Satan's locust army.

The Book of Joel gives us the details of that fearsome locust army from the 9th chapter of Revelation.
There is no doubt whatsoever that the Book of Joel
 was written concerning the judgment and events of "the last days"
that usher in the "Day of the Lord" and the return of Jesus Christ.

In fact, the prophecy of Joel is undated
and there is no reference to time
(though Peter will set the clock on Pentecost Day)
because it speaks of the very same "Day of the Lord"
that John was taken to "in the spirit" in the Book of Revelation (Rev. 1:10).
Revelation, which means to "uncover" or "reveal",

really contains nothing new that isn't explained in detail elsewhere in the Word of God.

To that end, this Book of Joel gives us the details of that fearsome locust army
in the 9th chapter of Revelation and also how God's warning, His Word,
would be "Trumpeted" in the last days.

Furthermore, as we alluded to earlier,
the Apostle Peter would let us know with certitude
that the Book of Joel was written concerning the events of "the last days"
when he stood up on Pentecost Day in Acts chapter two,
after witnessing those through whom the Holy Spirit
spoke concerning the wonderful works of God,
and said "But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel (Acts 2:16)".

In other words, Peter said that what they were "seeing"
was an example of what Joel described would happen in the last days,
i.e. during the final generation.

Also, if you are fortunate enough to have a Companion Bible
you should turn to page 1224
and familiarize yourself with the four part structure
outlining the simple message of our Father through His servant Joel.

That message can also be summarized in one sentence:
"Listen closely My children, for though the following unpleasant events
described herein must take place,
if you will repent and turn to me you shall emerge unharmed
and live with Me happily ever after."

Again, the subject of Joel is the "Day of the LORD"
declaring that a destruction SHALL COME
in the form of devastating and vicious spiritual destruction
that will consume like a plague of locusts all those
who do not have the "Seal of God" in their foreheads* (Rev. 9:4).

Yes, it is coming soon, it is even nigh at hand,
so you servants of the Most High
need to sound the alarm in His Purple Mountains Majesty
and Blow the Trumpet in Zion!

These two verses sum up the knowledge and the duty of a servant of God in these last days:

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. 

Joel 2:1 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;

Note: If you have studied the Word of God through His prophets of old, i.e. in the OT, by the time you get to the Book of Revelation you will know all about locusts and who they actually represent. They are the spiritually deadly army of the false-christ, Apollyon, the son of perdition, the king of the bottomless pit, their lowlife leader.

No further introduction is necessary so let's get started.

 All you who are in charge of your families (Joel 1:3). Ask yourselves if you have ever seen anything like this before in your life that is even anywhere close to what I'm about to tell you?

Joel 1:1 The word of the LORD that came to Joel the son of Pethuel.
Our Father lets us know that these are His words, not man's, that He has given us through His servant Joel, the son of Pethuel, whose name means "vision man of God". That's cool, because it is written in this book that in the last days the young men, i.e. the sons and daughters of the prophets, will see (understand) visions, i.e. the visions God gave to their fathers, like the one we are studying now!
[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?
Listen closely and take heed ye elders, all you who are in charge of your families (vs. 3). Ask yourselves if you have ever seen anything like this before in your life that is even anywhere close to what I'm about to tell you? So pay attention, listen and learn, and then pass it on!
[3]Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.
Tell your generations and their generations until the last generation (of sons and daughters) is here, which is the generation when all these things He has foretold us shall be fulfilled (Mat. 24:34). And He has foretold us all things, the details of which He told us through His prophets: Mark 13:23 "But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things."

Editors Note: (If you have studied the Parable of the Fig Tree (http://www.americanwisdomseries.com #7009) which Christ commanded us to do in Mat. 24 and Mark 13, then you are one of those who know that "final generation", the one which would not pass away before Christ returns, began on May 15, 1948, when the fig tree was planted in the land of Judea when the UN gave sanction to the State of Israel! Yes, there will be Baby Boomers who shall see all these things fulfilled!)

By the way, if your father or one of your forefathers has broken this commandment of God in Joel 1:3 to tell your children His words contained herein, then YOU get busy studying His Word and learn the truth and restart the process with your children. John 14:15 "If ye love me, keep my commandments." Fellow Christian be wise, Joel 1:3 is a commandment! and Jesus said, "if you love me keep it"

The Gnawer, The Swarmer, The Devourer and The Consumer.
These four stages describe the complete and total destruction by Satan's locust army.

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 caterpiller eaten.
When our Father uses an analogy of a person, or an animal, or a place, or a thing, we are supposed to understand the characteristics of that person, place, or thing in order to gain a more in-depth understanding of that which He would have us know. Therefore we need to know at least the basics of what locusts are and how they behave and especially how they eat since that is what verse four describes them doing in Four Different Stages.
"What are locusts?

Locusts are insects belonging to the order Orthoptera. They are identical in appearance to grasshoppers with which they share the family Acrididae. The only difference between the two types of insects is that locusts can exist in two different behavioural states (solitary and gregarious) whereas grasshoppers do not. When the population density is low locusts behave as individuals, much like grasshoppers. However, when the population density is high locusts form highly mobile gregariously behaving bands of nymphs or swarms of adults. It is this change from one behavioural state to another, known as phase change, that makes locusts such devastating pests. Phase change may be accompanied by changes in body shape and colour, and in fertility, survival and migratory behaviour. These changes are so dramatic in many species that the swarming and non-swarming forms were once considered to be different species."

Those of you with eyes to see and ears to hear, who understand about the latter day rain, might find the following information of great interest:
"What causes a locust plague? In general, locust plagues occur when widespread areas of inland Australia receive good rainfall in successive seasons. High rainfall stimulates good growth of grass rendering the habitat ideal for locust breeding."
It is the gentle rain that falls from heaven, from God's Word, that gives "life" and makes things "green" as was declared long ago in that great "Song of Moses" which the overcomers of Satan and his locust army will be singing at the victory celebration in Rev. 15:3.
Deut. 32:2  My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass.
Yes, our Father pours out the rain to make the earth bring forth abundantly, but the locusts swarm to consume everything that is "green" before them, leaving nothing but desolation and waste behind them.

Also, you will find the four stages of the locust noted in your Companion Bible which are as follows:

The Gnawer
The Swarmer
The Devourer
The Consumer

These four stages describe the complete and total destruction by Satan's locust army. "4" is also the number which denotes "earth" (see appendix 10 in your Companion Bible) for the whole earth is consumed in the wake of the locusts. They also describe their MO, their method of operation as to how they enter in and the stages by which the locusts, through the Four Hidden Dynasties, devour the earth.  Just remember that the locusts spoken of here in Joel and in Revelation are symbolic of MEN, not insects, for they make up the "nation" we shall read of in verse 6!

There are many, many different analogies used throughout the scriptures to describe the deception of these last days.

Lets pause with another warning and wake up call to those Christians who are spiritually drunk from sipping the wine from the cup held to their lips by the religious harlot of Rev. 17, which is churchianity following after the traditions of men.

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 mouth.
The new wine is the truth of God's Word which never reaches their lips because these "drinkers of wine" who think they obey God's commands (though they have never studied His Word enough to know what they are and therefore do not do them, i.e. are not doers of the Word) drink from the golden cup of idolatry held in the hand of the great religious whore described in Rev. 17!
Rev. 17:4  And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
Purple and scarlet are the colors of royalty and the priesthood. Those who have studied the Book of Hosea know that adultery and fornication are symbolic terms for religious idolatry, which is a form of worship made to appear to the spiritually "drunk" as Christianity, when in fact it is only churchianity where "the new wine" is not found. It is even written that if you try to put new wine (truth) into those old brittle "wine skins" they will burst asunder from the fermentation, which is the purification process of His Word (Mark 2:22).

There are many, many different analogies used throughout the scriptures to describe the deception of these last days. The one we are learning here in the Book of Joel is that the truth has already been cut off from the mouths of the spiritually drunk for it has been consumed away by the unholy nation of locusts! Yes, a nation!

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.
Again, by the time you read about the locust army in Rev. 9 you will already know that the harmless looking little locusts, which by themselves seem like such nice people, do rip and tear like the great cheek teeth of a lion when they "swarm" upon the land.
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.
Horses are symbolic of power and these locusts (men) are like the horses prepared for the great endtime battle when the trumpets blow! In this prophetic sense it refers to the Four Horses of Rev. 6, those first Four Seals which are the Four Hidden Dynasties of Religion/doctrine of many of our Christian churches, (The Man on a White Horse), Politics/political direction of our country, (The Man on a Red Horse), Economics/economic direction our country has taken, (The Man on a Black Horse) and Education/teachings of our schools and media. (The Man on a Pale Horse), i.e. "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" 

You see, "on their heads were as it were crowns like gold", which means they control the kings (crowns) of the earth, behind the scene so to speak, and "their faces were as the faces of men" because although you do not see many of those who actually wear the crowns, i.e. are in charge, they are MEN, not insects!

Do you know who the Kenites are?"


Note: There is a time coming soon when the leader of the locusts, Apollyon, who is Satan himself, is cast out of heaven (Rev. 12:7-9) along with his angels, and the final stage of the locust army swarms the earth. We shall cover more of that later, but if a person isn't familiar with ground troops who have been marching and chomping away, he or she will not recognize the air support when it arrives as belonging to the enemy. (If you do not understand that at this point, just chill out and we'll explain it in detail at a later time.)
Rev 9:8 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.

They appear to be gentle as a woman, which is what the figure of speech "had hair as the hair of a women" means. In other words, their "covering" of hair is just a disguise, a cover-up, because when they open their mouths, they rip and shred and tear like the "biters" of a lion. This is no different than the analogy used of false preachers described as "wolves in sheep clothing"!

Let's identify what "nation" Joel is speaking of in verse 6 who will be so strong and burdensome to our people. We find the answer in the Book of Amos, whose name means "burden"! This is the same book that details what the great famine of the end time is that Christ told us in Mat. 24 and Mark 13 would be a SIGN of the times before He returns. The famine is not for bread but for the "hearing of the Word of God" (Amos 8:11-13). Neither are the locusts insects, but men of great deception!

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.

Amos 6:14  But, behold, I will raise up against you a nation, O house of Israel, saith the LORD the God of hosts; and they shall afflict you from the entering in of Hemath unto the river of the wilderness.
First, "unto the river of the wilderness" is also a figure of speech which simply means "to the end of the river" or in other words, "until the end of time", meaning the end of this earth age. So from the time Hemath enters into the true House of Israel, even into this great nation of America, our people would be afflicted until Jesus Christ returns.The only thing left to know is "Who is Hemath?" That's a no-brainer if you seek the answer in God's Word. You will find in the Book of Chronicles that Hemath is the father of the Kenites of the house of Rechab who were not of Israel but had affixed themselves to the tribes of Israel and became their scribes.
1 Chron. 2:55  And the families of the scribes which dwelt at Jabez; the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and Suchathites. These are the Kenites that came of Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab.
The next question is: "Do you know who the Kenites are?" The word "kenite" is a "transliteration", which is simply when you convert the letters of one language into the letters of another. That differs from a "translation" where you convert a word to its meaning. The meaning of "kenite" comes from the Hebrew word "Qayin" or "Kayin" who is known to us English speaking peoples as "Cain". You see, the letter "Koph", , in Hebrew, the first letter in the name Kayin, Qayin, Cain, has the sound of a "K" or a "Q" or a hard "C", just like the names Kathy and Cathy are pronounced exactly the same way in English. A Cainite, or Kenite, is therefore a son of, or descendent of Cain (not to be confused with a Canaanite).

Here is Strong's definition:

P qayin kah'-yin #7014
The same as H7013 (with a play upon the affinity to H7069); Kajin, the name of the first child, also of a place in Palestine, and of an Oriental tribe:—Cain, Kenite (-s).
We will discuss more of these locusts and even give the date when they entered into the "storehouse" of United States of America and began gnawing away! Hint: It was about the same time as the 1st of the Four Stages of Zionism. Oh, here is the Hebrew definition of "storehouse".
B �otsaro-tsaw' #214
From H686; a depository:—armory, cellar, garner, store(-house), treasure (-house) (-y).
OK, I too hate it when someone keeps me in suspense. It was 1913!  More in our next study. What year did we give up the gold standard for our currency in the good old USA?

So it is time to WAKE UP, ye drunkards who stagger in a spiritual stupor caused by old wine produced from the valley of the traditions of men. The new wine, the truth of God's Word, has been cut off from your mouths.

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 mouth.
Do you remember who it is that causes the new wine to be cut off? It is a false nation, a nation likened unto devouring locusts who will rip and tear like the cheek teeth of a great lion and strip bare all that is green with life and liberty and happiness before them, leaving total spiritual desolation in their wake.
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.
In our last study we identified this nation from Amos 6:4 as stemming from the kenite controlled nation from the house of Hemath. It grows into the New World Order which is then headed by Apollyon, king of the locust army! Rev. 9:11 "And they [the locusts] 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." Do you know who he is? Oh good, youlooked it up Strong's Concordance! That's right, he is the Destroyer, the Abomination of Desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet, i.e. the abominable one who destroys or makes desolate!
E Apolluonap-ol-loo'-ohn
Active participle of G622; a destroyer (that is, Satan):—Apollyon.
It is also interesting to note the Hebrew definition of "nation" in both Joel 1:6 and Amos 6:4:
Bb bgoy go'ee,go'-ee
Apparently from the same root as H1465 (in the sense of massing); a foreign nation; hence a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts:—Gentile, heathen, nation, people.
However, it should be made quite clear that our Father takes full responsibility for sending this nation against His people. In fact, in Joel 2:11 He will call this locust army "His army" but let us understand why He allows them to come upon His people to test them, prior to our Lord's return!