Finding Clarity During COVID-19: A Study in the Book of Joel – Part 6
In the midst of everything happening in the world, is there any hope? In part five of “Finding Clarity During COVID-19 we learn that we can rest in God’s promises, His power, and provision. God is still in control!
“For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.” And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on exhorting them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation!” So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls. Acts 2:39-41 NASB
What About the Future?
There is a coming (Day of Judgement)
Yes, in those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all the nations and take them to the valley of Jehoshaphat. I will enter into judgement with them there because of My people, My inheritance Israel. Joel 3:1-2b CSB
“Indeed, My decision is to gather nations, to assemble kingdoms, to pour out on them My indignation, all My burning anger; for all the earth will be devoured by the fire of My zeal.” Zephaniah 3:8 NASB
…Vengeance belongs to Me; I will repay… Romans 12:19 CSB
There is a coming (Day of War)
Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare for holy war; rouse the warriors; let all the men of war advance and attack! Beat your plows into swords and your pruning knives into spears. Let even the weakling say, “I am a warrior.” Joel 3:9-10 CSB
And He will judge between the nations, and will render decisions for many peoples; and they will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not lift up swords against nation, and never again will they learn war. Isaiah 2:4 & Micah 4:3 NASB
Let the nations be roused and come to the valley of Jehoshaphat, for there I will sit down to judge all the surrounding nations. Swing the sickle because the harvest is ripe. Come and trample the grapes because the winepress is full; the wine vats overflow because the wickedness of the nations is extreme. Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near… Joel 3:12-14 CSB
There is a coming (Day of Blessing)
Then you will know that I am the LORD your God, who dwells in Zion, My holy mountain… In that day the mountains will drip with sweet wine, and the hills will flow with milk. All the streams of Judah will flow with water, and a spring will issue from the LORD’S house…. Joel 3:17-18 CSB
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