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Joel 3

Joel 3 NET
For look! In those days and at that time I will return the exiles to Judah and Jerusalem. Then I will gather all the nations, and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. I will enter into judgment against them there concerning my people Israel who are my inheritance, whom they scattered among the nations. They partitioned my land, and they cast lots for my people. They traded a boy for a prostitute; they sold a little girl for wine so they could drink. Why are you doing these things to me, Tyre and Sidon? Are you trying to get even with me, land of Philistia? I will very quickly repay you for what you have done! For you took my silver and my gold and brought my precious valuables to your own palaces. You sold Judeans and Jerusalemites to the Greeks, removing them far from their own country. Look! I am rousing them from that place to which you sold them. I will repay you for what you have done! I will sell your sons and daughters to the people of Judah. They will sell them to the Sabeans, a nation far away. Indeed, the Lord has spoken! Proclaim this among the nations: “Prepare for a holy war! Call out the warriors! Let all these fighting men approach and attack! Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears! Let the weak say, ‘I too am a warrior!’ Lend your aid and come, all you surrounding nations, and gather yourselves to that place.” Bring down, O Lord, your warriors! Let the nations be roused and let them go up to the valley of Jehoshaphat, for there I will sit in judgment on all the surrounding nations. Rush forth with the sickle, for the harvest is ripe! Come, stomp the grapes, for the winepress is full! The vats overflow. Indeed, their evil is great! Crowds, great crowds are in the valley of decision, for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision! The sun and moon are darkened; the stars withhold their brightness. The Lord roars from Zion; from Jerusalem his voice bellows out. The heavens and the earth shake. But the Lord is a refuge for his people; he is a stronghold for the citizens of Israel. You will be convinced that I the Lord am your God, dwelling on Zion, my holy mountain. Jerusalem will be holy— conquering armies will no longer pass through it. On that day the mountains will drip with sweet wine, and the hills will flow with milk. All the dry stream beds of Judah will flow with water. A spring will flow out from the temple of the Lord, watering the Valley of Acacia Trees. Egypt will be desolate and Edom will be a desolate wilderness, because of the violence they did to the people of Judah, in whose land they shed innocent blood. But Judah will reside securely forever, and Jerusalem will be secure from one generation to the next. I will avenge their blood which I had not previously acquitted. It is the Lord who dwells in Zion!

Judgement of the Nations

Nations are Gentiles in Nature [Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary 11ed. 1a (3) a non-Jewish nationality]
United Nations
God’s Established boundaries of Israel
Psalm 2

Watch the Children

The beginning downfall of a nation is the treatment of their children.
Matthew 18

Removing of Justice

More “rights” for criminals than for the victims
More “rights” for animals than human beings
More “rights” Illegal Immigrants than for Citizens

Removal of the age of the Gentile

Earthly establishment of God’s Kingdom
The transition between the earthly realm and the spiritual realms.
The preparation of the destruction of the first earth and first heaven.

Bridging the Gap

Turn on the news today and watch as the prophecy of the Bible is being laid out before our eyes. Remember history repeats itself, however, there comes a moment in every form of history that is a transition piece. We have several transitional pieces: 24 Hour News coverage, United Nations, Regathering of Israel, Increase of Medicine/Vaccines/Drug usage, increase of natural disasters, increase of wars, Evil labelled as good and good labelled as evil, and rise of hatred toward the Nation of Israel and the Jew.


Proverbs 16
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