Practical Proverbial, from Joel, 18 October 2022. Today’s topic: Adjust Accordingly

Before them the earth shakes, the heavens tremble, the sun and moon are darkened, and the stars no longer shine.  The Lord thunders at the head of his army; his forces are beyond number, and mighty is the army that obeys his command.  The day of the Lord is great; it is dreadful.  Who can endure it?  Joel 2:10-11

In the last few verses, Joel has compared an invasion of locusts to the arrival of the Lord and His army at the end of time.  Just as locusts swarm and devour everything in their path, so the Lord’s army will overpower and defeat all evil when Jesus returns to make all things new.   This will happen by the power of God.

Now, get this:   the Bible is comprised of thousands of verses but only a relative few were quoted by name in the New Testament.   Joel 2:10 is one of them. It was quoted on the day the church of Jesus began.

On Pentecost, Peter said that, before the finish, the sun and moon will be darkened and the stars will no longer shine.   Light (and hope) will seem to be blacked out.  The forces of evil will have gathered for war, and they will be the most fearsome army ever assembled by mankind.  Devastation will have already overtaken so much of the earth, but this army, assembled by Satan himself, will be more deadly, more threatening, more powerful than anything that has ever happened before.  

At some point, at a time only the Father knows, Jesus will appear.   He will be so magnificent that His glory will overwhelm all the darkness and power assembled against Him.  With Him will be the armies of heaven:   the millions of angel warriors come to fight at their King’s command.   And when the fight begins, it will be Jesus Himself who overtakes the enemies, who fights victorious before any blade is even drawn.

If you want to know more, I urge you to contact someone who is better trained in end-times prophecy; I just read and interpret a few things at a time.   But one doesn’t need a trained eye to see that Joel 2:10 is important because Jesus wanted us to know.   He wants us to know the signs.   He wants us to prepare for when the world begins to spin out of control.   He wants us to make ready for the days leading up to the time when He returns.   Read more for yourself, and adjust your life accordingly.

For more reading:  Job 9:7, Psalm 18:7, Psalm 29:3, Psalm 102:26, Isaiah 2:12, Isaiah 5:30, Ezekiel 30:3, Ezekiel 38:19, Obadiah 15, Nahum 1:5, Zephaniah 1:14, Zephaniah 2:11, Matthew 24:29, Mark 13:24, Revelation 6:17, Revelation 9:2, Joel 2:12

Oh Lord, the accounts of what will happen before Your return are dreadful, terrifying but thrilling to behold.   Forgive my sins, and let me be found in Your legions.

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