December 9th, 2012 ~ Joel 2:1-14

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Last Sunday we heard the message of LORD from Joel 2:1-14. The LORD spoke to us first from the phrase “Blow the trumpet in Zion.” He explained to us that Zion stood for the people of God, the Jews. Today it would stand for the Church. The term “Blow the Trumpet” comes to us from Isaiah 58:1 where the LORD tells Isaiah to lift up his voice like a trumpet and show His people their transgressions. The LORD is speaking to us, the people of God, because we are in the same kind of trouble as Israel. The plague of sin has eaten away our life with God and left us drunk in the pleasures of the world having no relationship with God. The LORD says blow the trumpet. That means an alarm. The trumpet was used to sound the alarm in the camp of God. In the prophetic word, we see that this alarm is to call the people to action to stop the coming invading army that is mighty and unstoppable.
Next, we hear that the alarm is for the coming of “The Day of the LORD.” This day is known as the Day of Judgment. We know from the last lines of verse 2 that this is the end times day of judgment as we read, “there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it.” This is almost the same phrase as Jesus uses in Matthew 24:21 when He speaks of Great Tribulation “such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.” You can see the similarity between both statements so you can clearly see here that this message of the Day of Judgment is speaking of the end times judgment.
This is a message for us, as we read in 1Corinthians 10:12, “Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.” However, the LORD wanted us to know that this judgment could come at any time. He took us to Hebrews 9:27, “as it is appointed unto men once to die and then the judgment.” The LORD was speaking to us that we need to be aware of judgment and make sure that we are in right standing with the LORD by walking in a relationship with Jesus, having our sins dealt with, making sure that we are not as Israel was drunk in the pleasures of the world but rather that we are walking in the Spirit not fulfilling the lust of the flesh.

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