The Day of the Lord is a technical expression in Scripture which is fraught with meaning. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Happy 4th of July And it shall come to pass, that whoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD has said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call. [7] Behold, I will raise them out of the place where you have sold them, and will return your recompense on your own head: God will also punish the nations that attack Jerusalem (Joel 3:1-16). The book of Joel teaches about the power of the combined prayers and fasting of God’s people during a time of great difficulty in Israel’s history. [14] Sanctify you a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the LORD your God, and cry to the LORD, The Day of the Lord, therefore, begins with night. [30] And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. Return to the LORD, your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and relents from punishing. They would destroy everything. So, the people must confess their evil deeds to God. Send inquiries regarding the operation of this Web site to webmaster@ucg.org. Your browser does not support JavaScript. The Book of Joel - 12 Overarching Spiritual Lessons for Christians Today, Spiritual Lesson # “He may have lived sometime between the reign of Joash, before 850 B.C., and the return of the tribe of Judah from captivity in Babylon” (Guide to the Scriptures, “Joel”; scriptures.lds.org). President Gordon B. Hinckley commented on the fulfillment of these prophecies: “The era in which we live is the fulness of times spoken of in the scriptures, when God has brought together all of the elements of previous dispensations. Joel 1:1,3 - "The word of the LORD that came to Joel... Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation." [4] Yes, and what have you to do with me, O Tyre, and Zidon, and all the coasts of Palestine? © 1995–2020 All correspondence and questions should be sent to info@ucg.org. easyenglish.bibleBooks > Bible Summaries >. Joel 3 Joel prophesies of the latter days and affirms that every country in the world will be at war shortly before the Second Coming. Joel will only mention one sin, the sin of drunkenness. “Joel assured the people that through repentance they would again receive the blessings of God” (Guide to the Scriptures, “Joel” ; scriptures.lds.org ). 24:15). Judgment is coming. ), Also sign me up to receive Thru the Bible's monthly newsletter by email. Joel is the one who introduces the Day of the Lord in prophecy. [6] The children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem have you sold to the Grecians, that you might remove them far from their border. Joel prophesied as one of the early prophets. Even when these terrible things happen, they must ask God to save them (Joel 2:12-17). Nobody could escape from this army. God’s People Find Peace in The Kingdom    Joel 3:17-21 Joel 3:17-21 [17] So shall you know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more. The Palmerworm, Locust, Cankerworm, And Caterpiller All four insects mentioned by Joel are voracious creatures that devastate foliage and fruit of trees and vegetative crops. [21] For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the LORD dwells in Zion. That would mean that he was contemporary with and probably knew Elijah and Elisha. American King James Version×, United Church of God is a 501(c)3 organization. “The afterward I will pour out my spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions. Lessons from the Book of Joel Although no one knows the exact dates of his prophesy, it seems reasonable to suggest that Joel prophesied about 835 BCE. American King James Version×, 6. Be Convicted of Sins    Joel 1:11-12 Joel 1:11-12 [11] Be you ashamed, O you farmers; howl, O you vinedressers, for the wheat and for the barley; because the harvest of the field is perished. One fulfillment of this prophecy occurred on the day of Pentecost in New Testament times, when the Spirit of the Lord was poured out upon a multitude, who heard the preaching of the Lord’s Apostles and understood the words in their own language. American King James Version×, 10. [27] And you shall know that I am in the middle of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed. I think there will be a tremendous turning to God at that time unlike any the church has ever witnessed. [22] Be not afraid, you beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree bears her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength. Joel prophesies of some of the blessings the Lord will give His people in the latter days. The book also contains many prophecies about the coming “day of the Lord” (Joel 1:15). [17] The seed is rotten under their clods, the garners are laid desolate, the barns are broken down; for the corn is withered. [19] Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land. Thru the Bible Commentary, Vol. The Lord answers by telling the people to turn to Him with all their hearts. Lessons From The Book Of Joel . Now the name of his firstborn was Joel …” But if we read further the next verse tells us, “And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment” (1 Sam. Also, you receive a FREE download of the eBook Lessons from Joel. [25] And I will restore to you the years that the locust has eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. The Book of Joel is in the Old Testament part of the Bible. Whatever Joel meant he made it clear that God would manifest himself. We know very little about the prophet Joel. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Joel called these events 'the Day of God'. When the Lord Jesus went to the top of the Mount of Olives, men who were schooled in the Old Testament came and asked Him, “What is the sign of the end of the age?” Our Lord didn’t mention His Cross to them at that time. [16] Is not the meat cut off before our eyes, yes, joy and gladness from the house of our God? The Day of the Lord is a technical expression in Scripture which is fraught with meaning. [18] How do the beasts groan! Please note, our website requires JavaScript to be supported. [20] The beasts of the field cry also to you: for the rivers of waters are dried up, and the fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness. Joel 2:30-31: Heavenly signs (Revelation 6:12). We do not know exactly when Joel lived and prophesied to the kingdom of Judah. 8:3). Here are three from Joel, and each is related to a promise.                                      God Will Pour Out His Spirit             Joel 2:28-31 Joel 2:28-31 [28] And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit on all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: The book begins with a brief statement attributing the book to “Joel the son of Pethuel” (Joel 1:1), who was a prophet to the Southern Kingdom of Judah. Introduction to the Old Testament Seminary Teacher Manual, Lesson 1: Introduction to the Old Testament, Home-Study Lesson: Introduction to the Old Testament–Studying the Scriptures (Unit 1), Home-Study Lesson: Moses 8; Genesis 6–12; Abraham 1–2 (Unit 4), Home-Study Lesson: Abraham 3; Genesis 13–18 (Unit 5), Home-Study Lesson: Genesis 19–27 (Unit 6), Home-Study Lesson: Genesis 28–39 (Unit 7), Home-Study Lesson: Genesis 40–50 (Unit 8), Home-Study Lesson: Exodus 1–13 (Unit 9), Home-Study Lesson: Exodus 14–20 (Unit 10), Home-Study Lesson: Exodus 21–34 (Unit 11), Home-Study Lesson: Exodus 35–40; Leviticus (Unit 12), Home-Study Lesson: Numbers 1–21 (Unit 13), Home-Study Lesson: Numbers 22–36; Deuteronomy 1–26 (Unit 14), Home-Study Lesson: Deuteronomy 27–34; Joshua (Unit 15), Home-Study Lesson: Judges; Ruth (Unit 16), Home-Study Lesson: 1 Samuel 1–15 (Unit 17), Home-Study Lesson: 1 Samuel 16–31; 2 Samuel 1–10 (Unit 18), Home-Study Lesson: 2 Samuel 11–24; 1 Kings 1–17 (Unit 19), Home-Study Lesson: 1 Kings 18–22; 2 Kings 1–20 (Unit 20), Introduction to the Books of 1 Chronicles; 2 Chronicles, Home-Study Lesson: 2 Kings 21–25; 1 Chronicles; 2 Chronicles; Ezra; Nehemiah (Unit 21), Home-Study Lesson: Esther; Job; Psalms, Part 1 (Unit 22), Lesson 115: Ecclesiastes; Song of Solomon, Home-Study Lesson: Psalms, Parts 2–3; Proverbs; Ecclesiastes; Song of Solomon (Unit 23), Home-Study Lesson: Isaiah 1–23 (Unit 24), Home-Study Lesson: Isaiah 24–47 (Unit 25), Home-Study Lesson: Isaiah 48–58 (Unit 26), Home-Study Lesson: Isaiah 59–66; Jeremiah 1–33 (Unit 27), Home-Study Lesson: Jeremiah 34–52; Lamentations; Ezekiel 1–32 (Unit 28), Home-Study Lesson: Ezekiel 33–48; Daniel 1–2 (Unit 29), Home-Study Lesson: Daniel 3–12; Hosea; Joel; Amos (Unit 30), Home-Study Lesson: Obadiah; Jonah; Micah; Nahum; Habakkuk; Zephaniah; Haggai; Zechariah 1–2 (Unit 31), Home-Study Lesson: Zechariah 3–14; Malachi 1–4 (Unit 32), Moses’s and Israel’s Experiences with Jehovah at Mount Sinai, “Introduction to the Book of Joel,” Old Testament Seminary Teacher Manual (2014), “Joel,” Old Testament Seminary Teacher Manual.