It was Joel who explained how God would pour out His spirit on His servants and handmaidens in the final generation
On that first Pentecost Day in Acts chapter two when the Holy Spirit descended upon the servants of God who were "all with one accord in one place", Peter stood up and quoted from the great Book of Joel and described exactly what the sons and daughters of God would be doing, i.e. what the "Wonderful Works of God" would be, in the last days before the Day of the Lord. We learn from studying the Book of Joel that God would pour out His spirit on ALL flesh, i.e. all mankind, and that would be done in two manners. First, He would pour out His Spirit on His servants and handmaidens and open the Door to His House, and they would begin to teach the "opened and unsealed Word of God" to their brothers and sisters of the 12 tribes of the House Israel listed in Rev. 7 and sound the alarm that Apollyon and his locust army are soon coming to spiritually consume the land. Along with that warning they would teach the Good News that if your desire is to return unto Him then our patient and loving Father has plenty of green pasture and a safe and restful sheepfold for His lost sheep. Come into His Word and dwell safely in His House!
Here is the commission of the wonderful works of the servants of the Church of Philadelphia, the Church of Brotherly Love:
Yes, it was Joel who explained how God would pour out His spirit on His servants and handmaidens in the final generation which began when the fig tree was planted in the year 1948, and they would "hear the word at His mouth" with ears to hear and "see the visions" of His prophets with eyes to see and they would prophesy, which means they would teach the words of the prophets and "give warning from Him, from His Word"!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;
In the Book of EZEK-I-EL (which means "whom God strengthens*") we learned that it is the job of the "watchman" to warn the people, and His servants would be those watchmen unto the House of Israel after the manner of Ezekiel who was the type and forerunner of God's elect in these last days :
And so it is Rev. 3:7 that the Shepherd unlocked and unsealed those visions with the key of David to the sons and daughters who are the brothers and sisters of the Church of Philadelphia and, as they have been for some time now, they continue both individually and collectively to Blow the Trumpet in Zion and "give their friends and relatives warning (knowledge) from Him" that the enemy, disguised as an angel of light, is coming FIRST at the sound of the 6th Trump to stand in the holy place claiming to be Jesus and shall deceive the whole world before the true Bridegroom comes at the sound of the 7th Trump.Ezekiel 3:17
Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.
* It is written in Rev. 3:8 that those of the Church of Philadelphia hast a "little strength".The "little strength" that they have is possession of the "little book", the Word of God, which gives them strength, not of their own but of the POWER OF THE LIVING GOD! Rev. 3:8 "... for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name."You see, they eat and digest His Word, the "little book"!
John ate the little book:And the sons and daughters of the Church of Philadelphia have eaten the little book, the Book of Strength. In fact, Christ mentions the "little strength" to let us know that EZEK-I-EL, "God is our strength", is the detailed instruction book to the watchmen of the Church of Philadelphia. Ezekiel was sent to the people of his own language: "Ezekiel 3:4-5 "And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house of Israel (He opened the Door for them), and speak with my words unto them.  For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of an hard language, but to the house of Israel".Jeremiah ate the little book:Rev. 10:9
And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.Ezekiel ate the little book:Jeremiah 15:16
Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.Ezekiel 3:1
Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel.  So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll.
We said in the opening paragraph of this study that there were "two" manners of the pouring out of His Spirit on ALL mankind. The first is to the House of Israel and the second is to ALL the nations (ethnos) of world. Joel also told us what that pouring out would be and Peter actually saw a demonstration of it which is recorded in Acts chapter 2 so we can "see" it too.
"You see", things do change when Michael stands up in Daniel 12:1* and casts Satan and angels to this earth. The enemy will have arrived and that abominable one will be found standing in the holy place claiming to be God. The warning that the 6th Trumpet is about to sound will no longer go forth because it will be history, i.e. the 6th Trump will have sounded. And when the False Messiah, also known in type as the king of Babylon, arrives on the scene it is written that some of the servants of God will be delivered up, just like Daniel's companions Shadrach, Meshach, and Abedneggo were delivered up to the king of Babylon because they would not bow down to the "image of the beast"! Some will be cast into prison just like Joseph because they will remain virgins and not be seduced by "the woman" who is symbolic of the harlot of false religion.
* Note: The Book of Daniel is the detailed instruction book to the Church of Smyrna who will give witness during the tribulation when the abomination of desolation stands in the holy place claiming to be God. That is why Jesus Christ mentioned Daniel in relation to the abomination and that is why Michael's "standing up" "in the time of the end" is referenced in Dan. 12:1 in relation to Rev. 12:7-9. You see, Daniel and his friends "acted out" all that would happen to God's servants during the reign of the king of Babylon and you know what? The results were victory in the lion's den and there was "singing and rejoicing" even in the midst of the burning fiery furnace. You know why? Because He was with them always! By the way, Ezekiel the watchman didn't go through all the things Daniel and his friends endured, did he? Rev. 3:10 "Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth."
So we know that the "wonderful works of God" in these days includes a witness unto ALL nations of all languages, as evidenced on Pentecost Day, which will happen during the period of the great tribulation when Satan has been cast out of heaven to this earth (Rev. 12:7-9). That is also why Christ said to those spiritually rich Christians of the Church of Smyrna in Rev. 2:9 "I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich)...". Here are the words of Christ describing the "work" of the witness to ALL nations:
Then the gospel will be proclaimed among ALL nations (ethnos).Mark 13:9
But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.
And that language which was spoken on Pentecost Day which needed no interpreter, which all people of ALL nations heard and understood in their own language, will once again be poured out upon His servants and handmaidens.Mark 13:10
And the gospel must first be published among all nations.
But you know something? Even though we know that Jesus Christ has told us not to premeditate what we shall say during that delivering up, for the Holy Spirit will do the speaking, He has not left us without the knowledge of what it is He will say to those kings and rulers of the nations! That's right, He tells us right here in the Book of Joel.Mark 13:11
But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.
Folks, here is the Proclamation that will go forth to the Nations of the Earth by the servants of the Most High:
Do you "see" what the Church of Smyrna will be saying? They will be proclaiming the coming of the King of kings and the pouring out of the Spirit of His wrath, that cup of wrath, upon the ungodly! In other words, they will proclaiming the sound of the 7th Trump, not the 6th, for the 6th Trumpet will have already sounded.Joel 3:9
Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up:
The message will be that their little LOVE AFFAIR with the New World Order and their fornicating little-horned LOVER BOY is about to end and it is now DECISION time in the Valley of Jehoshaphat for it is soon going to be JUDGMENT time in that same valley when Yeshua returns!So they can choose to either surrender and turn to YHVH who is GOD (JO-EL) or PREPARE to DEFEND THEMSELVES! Gather together all your mighty men and assemble even your weak and handicapped because your "gonna" need everyone you can muster and all the fire power you can harness, oh great little kings and rulers of the earth!
Go for it now O' kings and rulers, because when the King of kings comes you guys are going to beat your swords back into plowshares and pruninghooks and your going to learn how to use them too! Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.
The mighty ones coming with the LORD at the sound of the 7th Trump are the "mothers and fathers" (and other loved ones) of the "sons and daughters", i.e. those who have died in the Lord and are part of that great army riding on white horses following the King of kings and Lord of lords. They shall appear first and then we who are alive and remain in the flesh, His sanctified ones, shall be changed in a moment and a twinkling of an eye (1 Cor. 15:52) and join together with them.Joel 3:11Micah 4:3
And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD.
I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my highness.
 The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together: the LORD of hosts mustereth the host of the battle.
The Lord of Hosts is coming with His mighty angels and your NWO party is about to end!
 They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.
 Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.
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