You see, though he will appear as Jesus Christ and His Saints, he will actually be Apollyon and his locusts who (Spiritually) will eat them alive, including all their clothing and their wedding garments!
JO-EL means YH or YHVH is EL, i.e. Yahveh is God. He is the great "I AM" who brought Israel out of the bondage of Egypt. Do you know where their children are today? Do you know that God, I AM?
To know Him is the First of the Ten Commandments!
In Joel 2:1 we were instructed to Blow the Trumpet in Zion warning our people that Apollyon (Satan) and his angels are coming very soon! We were then shown by graphic similitude how this well organized and highly trained "locust army" of "mighty men" will come upon the land and cause great spiritual desolation! It SHALL BE a day of great spiritual darkness and gloominess, that is except for all those who will turn to the Lord their God with "all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning (Joel 2:12)!
Now, in the second half of Joel chapter two, after having understood the severity and serious nature of what is about to happen as depicted in the first half of the chapter, those who are to Blow the Trumpet in Zion are given further details of their trumpeting duties in not only declaring the warning but in DECLARING HIS SAVING GRACE which is available RIGHT NOW!
The first order of business is to sanctify a fast and proclaim a day of restraint. This does not mean to conduct a ceremony or have "church", or do something else religious! It means to sound in their ears and declare that it is time for God's children to get crackin' and discipline themselves in the Word of God. To be a "disciple" is to be one who is "disciplined" (educated) in the Word of God.Joel 2:15
Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly:
Gather the people and "sanctify" (prepare) the congregation, which means to purify them with His Word! Assemble (i.e. to the spiritual temple of the body of Christ) the old men, the sons and daughters, and the newborn babes in Christ, i.e. all those who are preparing for the "wedding", for the undisciplined in His Word are ignorantly and unknowingly waiting to be taken at any moment in the "rapturous wedding" to the first Jesus who shows up, who will be the false messiah, Satan, when he is cast out of heaven (Rev. 12:7-9). You see, though he will appear as Jesus Christ and His Saints, he will actually be Apollyon and his locusts who will (spiritually) eat them alive, including all their clothing and their wedding garments! 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.
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