What does Joel have to do with Jesus? Perhaps the comparisons in 2:3-9 can be explained in the same way. The Book of the Twelve follows the writings of the four Major Prophets, , Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and. They attacked the vineyards and speedily the vines and the grapes disappeared under the onslaught. This army of Israel 's enemies finds the land like the garden of Eden; it has been restored through political Zionism, irrigated and cultivated. Blow the trumpet in Zion, Sound an alarm in the mount of my holiness. The basic idea in repentance is to turn about, changing the course, making a U-turn, changing life goals and priorities.
The enemy of souls has made good use of these distorted teachings to bring in his most subtle delusions. The harvest is destroyed in the field. Such an argument is not an argument of a scholar but of school-boy. And howl all ye drinkers of wine Because of the sweet wine, For it is taken away from your mouth. He hath made my vine for a desolation And my fig tree broken off; Peeled off completely and cast it away; Its branches are made white. The latter is excluded, therefore Joel exercised his office as prophet in Judah during the middle of the ninth century, as stated above, about 860-850 B. You who preach against stealing, do you steal? We look back to the cross with gratefulness for what God has done for us, and live a life that expresses that gratefulness, and look forward with boldness and great expectation to His Second Coming.
The Holy Spirit came on the day of Pentecost. Critics also object to an early date because the Greeks are mentioned in chapter 3:6. But the Jehovah who appears there is none other than the Lord Jesus Christ, the one who was in their midst and who was delivered by the people to be crucified. This is repeatedly mentioned by God's prophets. This Bible is easy to follow and very informative.
The early and the latter rain is restored to the land. Chapter 3: Certain judgment proclaimed among all nations. The people Israel must be partly restored to their land, that great invasion from the north, bringing such trouble to the land must have taken place, then there must also have come the intervention of the Lord and He must be jealous for His land and pity His people, then at that time this great outpouring of the Spirit of God will take place. Plenty: God is generous with His blessings 2:19-27 This section is 19-27 given in the form of a Chiasm. They were again subdued, and their capital city Petra captured, B.
They still didn't know there was going to be a church age. Joel lies between Hosea and Amos, a placement that shows clearly that the order of the twelve prophets is not chronological. But wasn't it a little satisfying to be a messenger of God's wrath? The book is highlighted by two major events. The olive oil has run out. For the people of Israel it will be a time of vindication 3:16-18, 20-2l.
Another proof is derived from the relation between Joel and Amos. It is Jehovah Himself who speaks, what He is going to do in that day, when He arises and has mercy on Zion. God at times may use nature, sorrow or other common occurrences to draw us closer to Him. Note the symmetry in the book. The prophet Joel wrote it around 841-835 B.
So, I think that Joel 2:28-29 happened at Pentecost. Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the Day of The Lord is coming; surely it is near. Jews and Christians share a biblical heritage, and The Israel Bible shows even more clearly that this is the land God chose for the Jewish people. Main Theme — Impending Judgment! After the destruction of Jerusalem in the year 70 the very thing happened spoken by the prophet. The first part of Joel seems to be preoccupied with a very real, historical, tragic event. In 1948, the prophecy came to pass in our own time and no one can disconnect the people from their land ever again.
Yes, the joy of these people has died too. Without following the events on Pentecost and their meaning it is evident from the entire prophecy, which precedes this prediction of the outpouring of the Spirit, that these words have never been fulfilled. I believe it will help liberate many from the shackles of inaccurate theological interpretation and prepare them to meet the challenges that this understanding brings to the world. Some have tried to make something significant out of the different names, but it is probably just a poetic way to emphasize just how complete the devastation was. This is a very common phenomenon in that part of the world, even today.
With the Cross and more than the Cross behind us, the Christian now needs the exhortation of the Second Coming of Christ and to be prepared to meet Him, which the Old Testament prophets provide more than anything else. At the sight of them, nations are in anguish; every face turns pale. Bring them to the temple of the Lord your God, and cry to the Lord for help. And what do they have to do with Jesus? And the floors shall be full of corn, And the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil. The description of the locusts is very vivid and poetic, but not unrealistic.