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Pamphlet 1337 Joel kc 9-2

You nations better wake up! It is just about harvest time, the time when you WILL reap what you have sown.

Joel 3:12
Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.

You nations better wake up! It is just about harvest time, the time when you WILL reap what you have sown.
[13] Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great.
It is soon, very soon, that harvest time! And unfortunately when the Lord and His angels reap the earth they find it is FILLED with wickedness. Yes, there shall be multitudes and multitudes who shall be squeezed in the winepress of His wrath.
Rev. 14:19
And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.

[20] And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.

The Greek word translated "blood" in this verse is "haima" which is figurative for "juice of grapes". Nevertheless, it is symbolic of the blood of the multitudes in the valley of decision which figuratively flows as high as the bridles of the white horses whose riders are the reaping angels of His mighty ones, and for as far as one can see, which is what the figure of speech "by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs" means! (Horses run races in furlongs, from 5 to about 12 or so. 8 furlongs is a mile. Do not ask me how I know this!)
Joel 3:14
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.

[15] The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.

2 Thes. 2:8
And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
Joel 3:16
The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.
Fear none of those things because He has promised and shown by example to our forefathers that He "will never leave thee, nor forsake thee (Hebrews 13:5)".
[17] So shall ye know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more.
[18] And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim.
You can read in detail about these waters which flow from under the throne in the House of the LORD in Ezekiel 47.
[19] Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land.
Egypt and Edom, though they are included among those nations He pours out His vials of wrath upon in the "Day of Vengeance", are symbolic of captivity and oppression and bloodshed, which He shall put an end to once and for all!
[20] But Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation.
In Ezekiel 16 our Father "married" as in "took to wife" the city of Jerusalem to be His dwelling place for ever and ever, and so it shall be.
[21] For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the LORD dwelleth in Zion.
The saints are still patiently waiting and their prayers will be answered in due season, for the judging and avenging in the Valley of Jehoshaphat is not far off.
Rev. 6:10
And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
And the LORD shall dwell in Zion! Yahveh Shammah, which in Hebrew means "Yahveh is There"! These are the same words, the words of hope and promise, that conclude the great Book of Ezekiel, the instruction book of the duties of the watchmen in these last days.

Meanwhile there is yet some work to be done.

Jesus said in Mark 13:9, which we quoted earlier, to "Take Heed" which means that the time has come for us to stop and begin to look around.

Many of us have heard from a truly great shepherd of our people and have even taught for many years to our brothers and sisters that "reading the Minor Prophets is like reading tomorrow's newspaper". That still remains true to this day! However, as the Baby Boomer generation of the fig tree has "ripened with aged", some sections of those Minor Prophets now contain current events, TODAY'S NEWS, and some sections even contain history, i.e. prophecies fulfilled!

So we all need to stay awake and be alert and not fall asleep on the watch.

We conclude our study of this Book of Joel with the words of prayer given by Pastor Kirby John Caldwell of Houston, TX, which he spoke at the end of the "Benediction Prayer" at the Inauguration of George W. Bush:

"We respectfully submit this humble prayer in the name that is above all other names, Jesus the Christ. Let all who agree say AMEN!"
Yes, it is soon time for all the world to either agree or disagree that Jesus is the Christ, the King of kings and Lord of lords.

It is soon time that all nations and peoples and tongues of the earth know the meaning of and the message of JO-EL the prophet that they can say AMEN, which means "So be it" or "That is That"!

"Hear ye! Hear ye! ... the message of JO-EL! AMEN!"

"Yahveh is God.And That is That!"

To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.

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