But God will protect his own people always Joel 3:17-21. Rather, the decision is made by God, a decision to judge the multitudes for their treatment of Judah and Jerusalem! He will cause this terrible army to leave. God's judgments in the latter days. When is the day spoken of in verse 1? This is one of the first biblical passages that looks like the end-time apocalyptic literature found in Daniel and Revelation and occasionally in the Gospels. Plenty: God is generous with His blessings 2:19-27 This section is 19-27 given in the form of a Chiasm. 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. Um, you mean those mutated freak locusts from Revelation? The original King James Bible included the Apocrypha but in a separate section.
And Joel, and Jehu the son of Josibiah, the son of Seraiah, the son of Asiel, Joel the brother of Nathan, Mibhar the son of Haggeri, Joel the chief, and Shapham the next, and Jaanai, and Shaphat in Bashan. Famine conditions will prevail In those troubled times, even the animals will crave a time of peace. But God is gracious, and He forgives. And, when come thither, let them, descend into the place appointed for their ruin. For the day of Jehovah is near, And it will come like a destruction from the Almighty! Just as the land was helpless before its devastators, so they will be helpless before God, who will judge them on behalf of Judah and Jerusalem.
The first verse of the book does make clear that he is a prophet to whom the word of the Lord came. Don't lose time in preparing for this battle; get men, and arms for them, as fast as you can. I believe the time when Jerusalem and Judah were brought again to their land, is in our times. In the , his prophecy of the outpouring of God's upon all people was notably quoted by in his sermon. God fights the battle for Israel in this valley of Jehoshaphat. This will lead to an inability of farmers to provide sufficient food for the vast numbers of people who live in our large cities.
Scarcity of food resulting from the swarm's attack would bring the population to subsistence intake or less, would make the spread of disease among a weakened populace easier, would eliminate any trade from surplus food products, and would stimulate high inflation in the costs of food products. All together the 16 prophets are called the Latter Prophets, as they began writing after the Division of the United Kingdom of Israel. Such outbreaks had serious consequences for the health and mortality of an affected population and for a region's economy. Some think this had its accomplishment in Alexander and his successors, by whom the Jews, who had been detained captives in other countries, were set free. But now will be removed, with all the sad effects of it. Joel, as people do in our day, sees the locusts as a punishment from God, though he never states clearly what sin might have caused it.
I think they are just trying to find justification for their charismatic practices. Edom was opposed to God from the beginning. These are signs that precede the coming eschatological Day of the Lord at the end of the Great Tribulation Matt. That's exactly what happened during Pentecost to Jesus' disciples after His death and resurrection, ensuring us that the Day of the Lord is even closer at hand today. Gather the elders together, with all the inhabitants of the land, To the house of Jehovah your God, and cry to Jehovah for help. The following Scripture is from the Authorized King James Version of the Holy Bible, now in the public domain.
God Hears and Responds Favorably Joel 2:18-27 God takes pity on the people and promises removal of the locusts, fertility of the soil, relief for the animals, abundant crops, and assurance that the people will never again be put to shame. He is commemorated with the other in the of the on July 31. The genre of Joel is Narrative and Prophetic Oracle. Prophets like Isaiah, Jeremiah, Amos, and Micah, for example, though not rejecting Israel's worship life, are quite critical of temple rituals that are not accompanied by social justice. This section of Joel is quoted in the account of the Pentecost experience in Acts 2:17-21. This is the opposite of beat your swords into plowshares.
Though he fits into the picture of classical biblical prophets in many ways, Joel's interest in priestly concerns makes him different from most. But Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation. He seems more connected than most of the earlier prophets with the temple and the rituals and sacrifices that take place there see 1:14; 2:15-17. What we use to determine the date, in that case, is internal evidence -- reference to various nations, events, etc. These twelve prophets were sometimes named the minor prophets, not because they are of lesser importance, but because their writings are brief.
For a nation has come up into my land, mighty and without number. The swarms can reach great sizes: a swarm across the Red Sea in 1889 was estimated to cover two thousand square miles. And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink. Editorial Introduction Joel 1:1 The only information given about Joel is the name of his father, Pethuel. And this, their restoration will be as life from the dead. 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. The Lord then gives 3 promises to assure the penitents of His presence: material restoration through the divine healing of the land 2:21-27 , spiritual restoration through the divine outpouring of His Spirit 2:28-32 , and national restoration through the divine judgment on the unrighteous 3:1-21.