Between June 5 to 10, 1967, Israel won the “shortest war in history.” All three “confrontation states” of Egypt, Syria and Jordan were defeated. Israeli troops captured over $1 billion worth of Soviet-supplied armaments. Israeli army seized most of the S … More
Joel lists four significant events toward which history has long been pointing:
Many people want to picture God as a loving God who could never punish anyone. If they would just study this portion of Scripture they would see that He brings severe judgments to the wicked. I need to be quick to recognize sin but at the same time be loving toward the sinner.
Proclaim this among the nations: Consecrate for war; stir up the mighty men. Let all the men of war draw near; let them come up. Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears; let the weak say, "I am a warrior." Hasten and come, all you surrounding nations, and gather yourselves there. Bring down your warriors, O LORD. Let the nations stir themselves up and come up to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; for there I will sit to judge all the surrounding nations. Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Go in, tread, for the winepress is full. The vats overflow, for their evil is great. Multitudes, multitudes, in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision. The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining. The LORD roars from Zion, and utters his voice from Jerusalem, and the heavens and the earth quake. But the LORD is a refuge to his people, a stronghold to the people of Israel.
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Joel 1:1-10Locusts Cover The Land
Joel 1:11-20Mourning For The Land
Joel 2:1-11The Coming Day of The Lord
Joel 2:12-17A Call to Repentance
Joel 2:18-27Forgiveness And Restoration
Joel 2:28-32God’s Spirit Poured Out
Joel 3:1-8God Judges The Nations
Joel 3:9-16Judgment is Described
Joel 3:17-21God Blesses His People