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).
which means to "uncover" or "reveal",
really contains nothing new that isn't explained in detail elsewhere in the Word of God.
that end, this Book of Joel gives us the details of that fearsome locust
in the 9th chapter of Revelation and also how God's warning,
would be "Trumpeted" in the last days.
Furthermore, as we alluded
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)".
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.
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."
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).
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;
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