Part #2 of 9 parts from "That Fearsome Locust Army" from The Book of Joel
Details of that fearsome locust army from the
9th chapter of Revelation.
Joel 1:3 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
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." By
the way, if your father
or one of your forefathers has broken this commandment of God in Joel
to tell your children His words contained herein, then YOU get busy
His Word and learn the truth and restart the process with your children. John 14:15 "If ye love me, keep my
Locusts, Locusts, Everywhere!
Before we start this lesson 2, you might be wondering about this statement at the end of lesson 1. (OK, I too hate it when someone keeps me in suspense. It was 1913!) For your information, It was in 1913 that the Kenites talked are American leaders into going off the Gold Standard, to back up our currency. Yes, today their is nothing backing up our dollar bill, except our total debt, which is controlled by the International Bank and run by the, you guessed it, "The Kenites".
John's Note: Did you think "The Federal Reserve" was owned by the United States. Better think again!
Live Link to> Who owns the Federal Reserve Bank?
Ok now, Start part 2.
Tell it to the Children! Tell it to their Children! There is a spiritual devastation soon coming upon the land the likes of which you have never seen before, nor ever will again for that matter!
The prophet Joel was a contemporary of Jeremiah, Daniel, and Ezekiel who all prophesied during the last 7 years of the kingdom of Judah (See note in Companion Bible, pg. 1224) and all of whom spoke of the events of the last days, concurring that those days would be unprecedented.
In fact, Daniel speaks of "that time" as a "time of trouble" such as never was since there was a nation:
And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
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.
Do you remember earlier in our study 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 1:5
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.
We identified this nation from Amos 6:4 as stemming from the kenite controlled nation from the house of Hemath. It grows into the NWO which is then headed by Apollyon, Satan, 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, you looked 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!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.
It is also interesting to note the Hebrew definition of "nation" in both Joel 1:6 and Amos 6:4:EÁðïëëýùí Apolluoônap-ol-loo'-ohn
Active participle of G622; a destroyer (that is, Satan):—Apollyon.
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! You see, way back in Deut. 28 we were given a choice as a people and a nation, just like Adam & Eve were given choices. We have FREE CHOICE! We have the right to CHOOSE to follow God's commands which bring us life, liberty and happiness through His blessings, OR we have the right to CHOOSE liberalism and man's ways, which bring death, bondage and unhappiness by the curses which follow BAD CHOICES! Deut. 30:19 "I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live." Here are those two clear choices He set before us:éBb ébÉgoòy 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.
Course of Action - Choice #1
And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:  And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.
It seems that our people in these last days have chosen Plan #2 which is to observe and do all the adulterous/idolatrous traditions of men which He commanded us not to do! So we will skip through the long list of curses (judgments) in vss. 16-37, and pick them up as they continue in verse 38:Deut. 28:15
But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:
Plant, chomp! Plant, chomp! Chomp, chomp go the locusts!Deut. 28:38
Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather but little in; for the locust shall consume it.
All that labor in the field and not much to show for it! Thou shalt plant vineyards, and dress them, but shalt neither drink of the wine, nor gather the grapes; for the worms shall eat them.
To cast its fruit means to drop it before it is ripe! Thou shalt have olive trees throughout all thy coasts, but thou shalt not anoint thyself with the oil; for thine olive shall cast his fruit.
It is written (Hos. 9:3) that in the last days God's people shall go into "Egypt", which is the symbolic name for "captivity". Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but thou shalt not enjoy them; for they shall go into captivity.
We are about to read this exact same thing in Joel. Trees are always symbolic of people in the Word of God, beginning in the garden of Eden where Christ is called the Tree of Life and Satan is called the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. (Read Ezek. 31 for a lesson in trees Live Link to-Ezekiel 31). And how is it that the locust shall consume the fruit and the productivity of our people? It was explained to us long, long ago, even in the next two verses of Deut. 28! All thy trees and fruit of thy land shall the locust consume.
The "stranger" is that foreign nation, not of true Israel but of Hemath, who affixed themselves to the tribe of Judah in 1 Chron. 2:55. They have become the taskmasters and have taken over the storehouse of our people, i.e. our U.S. treasury! The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.
 He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.
BAD CHOICE! Let's return to the first chapter of the Book of Joel where we will now be told in the past tense what the "nation" of Joel 1:6 will do when it is "come upon His land":Deut. 28:45
Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee:
One of the things the locusts have completely eaten away is the identity of God's vine, His people, the House of Israel. In other words, the bark on our family tree has been stripped away and the branches made so completely bare and white that although we can tell it is like a tree, we can't tell what kind or whose it is. You see, most of our people believe they are gentiles and not of the true House of Israel, largely in part because they have been falsely taught that the House of Israel are all Jews. They must have never even looked at the maps in the back of their Bibles? The House of Israel and the House Judah became two separate nations a long time ago following King Solomon's reign and they will not become one "stick" again until Christ returns (Live Link to-Ezekiel 37).Joel 1:7
He hath laid my vine waste, and barked my fig tree: he hath made it clean bare, and cast it away; the branches thereof are made white.
If only our people would study God's Word and obey His commands and quit letting the scribes of Hemath (the Kenites) do their translating for them, we wouldn't be in this mess. Instead, we have become a nation of spiritual harlots instead of remaining spiritual virgins. It is a sad story, even a lamentation to those with eyes to see and ears to hear.
Christians are to remain true and faithful and wait for their husband, Jesus Christ, to return. Paul even warned us about remaining a chaste virgin in 2 Cor. 11:2 "For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ." However, many of you who have studied the Book of Hosea with us know that the 10 northern tribes of the House of Israel, with America as their leading nation today, have become spiritual whores and harlots and will already be spiritually married to the false Jesus, Satan, when their true Husband returns. That is why Christ would say in Mark 13:17 concerning these last days "But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!" He was speaking of thier spiritual seduction by the false-christ, Satan, and his angels, made possible by the spiritual "famine", the lack of knowledge of His Word in these last days (Amos. 8:11)! In other words, our people cannot tell the difference between the false Jesus and the real Jesus. When you tell them there are two Jesus Christs, they look at you as if you are nuts!Joel 1:8
Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth.
 The meat offering and the drink offering is cut off from the house of the LORD; the priests, the LORD'S ministers, mourn.
The field is the world which the sons of Adam through Noah and his sons were suppose to farm, i.e. dress and keep and plant the seeds of truth and knowledge. You should know what the "bread" and "wine" symbolizes, and the "oil" which produces "light" for the virgins! Here is the Hebrew definition of "oil" used in verse 10: The field is wasted, the land mourneth; for the corn is wasted: the new wine is dried up, the oil languisheth.
From H6671; oil (as producing light); figuratively anointing:—+ anointed, oil.
You farmers, you sons of Adam, you who should have been diligently working the fields, you should be ashamed of yourselves for allowing the fields to perish where there is virtually no fruit for the harvest at the end of this flesh age! In fact, it is written in Rev. 6 and elsewhere, that you will be ashamed when Yeshua returns.Joel 1:11
Be ye ashamed, O ye husbandmen; howl, O ye vinedressers, for the wheat and for the barley; because the harvest of the field is perished.
The "sons of men" should read "the sons of adam". The vine is dried up, and the fig tree languisheth; the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree, even all the trees of the field, are withered: because joy is withered away from the sons of men.
The "joy of the sons of Adam" is the Joy Bringer, Jesus Christ, whom they have forgotten because they have forsaken His Word.
The real truth is not to be found in most of the houses of God because the fields have been stripped bare and the great famine is upon us. So lament and howl and mourn all through the "night" because our people cannot find the true sacrifice for He has been "withholden from the house of your God". Amos 8:11-12 "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:  And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it". Gird yourselves, and lament, ye priests: howl, ye ministers of the altar: come, lie all night in sackcloth, ye ministers of my God: for the meat offering and the drink offering is withholden from the house of your God.
Yes, the true bread and the wine have been "withholden from the house of your God"!
It's not celebration time! This is as serious as it gets, for our eternal life and that of our brothers and sisters is at stake here! So sanctify a fast, not a feast, and call a solemn assembly and cry unto the Lord thy God. For behold, alas, time is short and the swarming locusts are about to lick our platter clean!Joel 1:14
Sanctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the LORD your God, and cry unto the LORD,
The Day! The Day of the LORD! It IS coming! Are you prepared? Are you one of those who has the "Seal of God" in your forehead, i.e. your mind? Or are you a milk-toast Christian about to have your spiritual clock cleaned? Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come.
 Is not the meat cut off before our eyes, yea, joy and gladness from the house of our God?
They cannot even eat a steak dinner from the table of the Lord because they are still spiritual babies who haven't matured enough to be able to digest a full course meal!Hebrews 5:12
For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
Most "Baby Boomers" are still spiritual babies. It is a fitting title indeed! For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
The seed is rotten under their clods, the garners are laid desolate, the barns are broken down; for the corn is withered.
"Where's the Beef?", asked Clara! Hey, they all have "Mad Cow" disease. There is much religious and spiritual confusion among our people today! And no wonder! The churches do not provide any green pasture nor do they put any food in the troughs for the sheep to come and eat and so the sheep are spiritually scrawny and desolate. Then too, many churches and pastors spend half their time, when they could be feeding the sheep, beating them over their heads to get them to empty their pocketbooks into the church treasuries. They do not believe God's people will pay their way when they receive good meals. Well, I guess guilt trips and false promises of prosperity tied to "giving" is about the only way to get starving sheep to willingly donate their wool, isn't it? To that end, this American Wisdom Series ministry does not ask for or accept one dime from anyone, no, you can freely dine here any time you want to. How do the beasts groan! the herds of cattle are perplexed, because they have no pasture; yea, the flocks of sheep are made desolate.
We will discuss this "fire" in more detail when we get to Joel 2:3. Just know for now that it is "spiritual fire" for it burns up all the pastures and all the trees of the field, which are what? Tall brown things with branches and leaves? No! They are people. O LORD, to thee will I cry: for the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and the flame hath burned all the trees of the field.
In other words, this consumption is worldwide, global, international. ALL the living beings, all the peoples of the whole wide world (www.earth) are consumed by the "fire" that devours the pastures and the trees! It is written that "all the world will wonder after the beast (Rev. 13:3)" "which deceiveth the whole world (Rev. 12:9)". The beasts of the field cry also unto thee: for the rivers of waters are dried up, and the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness.
The question is: "If you have eyes to see and ears to hear and you know that "Day of the LORD" is coming, what should you do about it?" Stick around and find out shortly! Meanwhile, take some trumpet lessons!
Read part 3 of our Fearsome Locust Army next:Live Link to> Part #1 of 9 parts
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.
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