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Joel 2:1

Joel 2:1

Israel were God’s chosen people. They were promised blessings if they would trust and obey the Lord but were warned of judgement and punishment if they became rebellious and disobedient. Scripture identifies “The Day of the Lord” as a time when God not only punishes His people but also brings with it reconciliation.

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Joel 2:12

Joel 2:12

Joel is the prophet, who compares the coming day of the Lord with a succession of locust invasions, which sequentially devour every crop and all vegetation, in an unrelenting, progressive destruction.

Both grain and fruit harvests failed, due to the devastating onslaught of this four-pronged locust infestation. The total destruction of Israel's wheat and barley crops, along with the failure of the entire fruit harvest, caused read more...

Joel 2:28

Joel 2:28

The book of Joel was written to the Jews in exile, and likened some of the past terrors they experienced in their dispersion, to a plague of locusts. Much of his prophecy was future, and looks ahead to the coming 'Day of the Lord', when the devastating effects of the many plagues of locusts Joel described, would be reversed.. and the years which the locusts had eaten would be fully restored to Israel.

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Joel 2:32

Joel 2:32

This passage is talking about the great and terrible 'Day-of-the-Lord', which starts with the 70th week of Daniel and continues throughout the entire 1000-year-long reign of Christ.

Though it is still future, the 'Day-of-the-Lord' will begin with the great, 7-year tribulation, when the world will experience the full force of God's wrath, being poured out on a Christ-rejecting, God-hating sinful world. But it will continue read more...