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Joel 2 - AMP

2 A day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and of thick mists and darkness, like the morning dawn spread upon the mountains; so there comes a people numerous and mighty, the like of which has never been before and shall not be again even to the years of many generations. 3 A fire devours before them, and behind them a flame burns; the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yes, and none has escaped . 4 Their appearance is like the appearance of horses, and like war horses and horsemen, so do they run. 5 Like the noise of chariots on the tops of the mountains they leap--like the noise of a flame of fire devouring the stubble, like a mighty people set in battle array. 6 Before them the peoples are in anguish; all faces become pale. 7 They run like mighty men; they climb the wall like men of war. They march each one on his ways, and they do not break their ranks. 8 Neither does one thrust upon another; they walk every one in his path. And they burst through and upon the weapons, yet they are not wounded and do not change their course. 9 They leap upon the city; they run upon the wall; they climb up on and into the houses; they enter in at the windows like a thief. 10 The earth quakes before them; the heavens tremble. The sun and the moon are darkened and the stars withdraw their shining. 11 And the Lord utters His voice before His army, for His host is very great, and strong and powerful who execute word. For the day of the Lord is great and very terrible, and who can endure it? 12 Therefore also now, says the Lord, turn and keep on coming to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning . 13 Rend your hearts and not your garments and return to the Lord, your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in loving-kindness; and He revokes His sentence of evil . 14 Who knows but what He will turn, revoke your sentence , and leave a blessing behind Him , even a cereal or meal offering and a drink offering for the Lord, your God? 15 Blow the trumpet in Zion; set apart a fast ; call a solemn assembly. 16 Gather the people, sanctify the congregation; assemble the elderly people, gather the children and the nursing infants; let the bridegroom go forth from his chamber and the bride out of her closet. 17 Let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar; and let them say, Have pity and spare Your people, O Lord, and give not Your heritage to reproach, that the nations should rule over them or use a byword against them. Why should they say among the peoples, Where is their God? 18 Then was the Lord jealous for His land and had pity on His people. 19 Yes, the Lord answered and said to His people, Behold, I am sending you grain and juice and oil, and you shall be satisfied with them; and I will no more make you a reproach among the nations. 20 But I will remove far off from you the northern army and will drive it into a land barren and desolate, with its front toward the eastern Sea and with its rear toward the western Sea. And its stench shall come up , and its foul odor shall come up, because The capitalization here is suppositional. Interpreters are divided as to whether it is the northern destroyer who has ``done great things," or the Lord; either, in different senses, is true. However, the latter view is strongly supported by the parallel phrase to the same effect in the next verse (Joel 2:21).He has done great things ! 21 Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice, for the Lord has done great things! 22 Be not afraid, you wild beasts of the field, for the pastures of the wilderness have sprung up and are green; the tree bears its fruit, and the fig tree and the vine yield their strength. 23 Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord, your God; for He gives you the former or early rain in just measure and in righteousness, and He causes to come down for you the rain, the former rain and the latter rain, as before. 24 And the floors shall be full of grain and the vats shall overflow with juice and oil. 25 And I will restore or replace for you the years that the locust has eaten--the hopping locust, the stripping locust, and the crawling locust, My great army which I sent among you. 26 And you shall eat in plenty and be satisfied and praise the name of the Lord, your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you. And My people shall never be put to shame. 27 And you shall know, understand, and realize that I am in the midst of Israel and that I the Lord am your God and there is none else. My people shall never be put to shame. 28 And afterward I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. 29 Even upon the menservants and upon the maidservants in those days will I pour out My Spirit. 30 And I will show signs and wonders in the heavens, and on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke. 31 The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes. 32 And whoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered and saved, for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those who escape, as the Lord has said, and among the remnant shall be those whom the Lord calls.



Sermons on Joel 2 More sermons: Joel 2

Mark Schaeufele avatar
Already Not Yet
Shared by: Mark Schaeufele on Feb, 2017
Summary: The events leading up to Christ's return are happening before our very eyes, and we must be prepared for his coming.
Scripture: Joel 2:28-32
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 30
Jim Drake avatar
Coming Soon
Shared by: Jim Drake on Feb, 2017
Summary: Overview and Introduction to the book of Joel and the Day of the Lord.
Series: Near
Scripture: Joel 1:15-2:11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 21
Jim Drake avatar
Solemn Assembly
Shared by: Jim Drake on Feb, 2017
Summary: What is a Solemn Assembly and why is it necessary.
Series: Near
Scripture: Joel 2:12-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 23
Jim Drake avatar
Fear Not
Shared by: Jim Drake on Feb, 2017
Summary: When you're in the middle of the devastation of a broken and sin-cursed world, don't be afraid.
Series: Near
Scripture: Joel 2:18-27
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 76
Jim Drake avatar
Poured Out
Shared by: Jim Drake on Feb, 2017
Summary: The "already/not yet" nature of the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Series: Near
Scripture: Joel 2:28-32
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 18
Mark Schaeufele avatar
Restoration
Shared by: Mark Schaeufele on Feb, 2017
Summary: God's grace not only forgives our sin, it also restores the negative aspects of our sin.
Andrew Moffatt avatar
Conviction and salvation for all mankind.
Shared by: Andrew Moffatt on Jan, 2017
Summary: The Salvation Army internationally currently has a theme of "The Whole World Mobilising". God has a theme of Salvation for mankind through Jesus Christ. this is a short challenge to pray for people worshipping at places of worship of in Sri Lanka.
Mark Schaeufele avatar
The Day Of The Lord
Shared by: Mark Schaeufele on Jan, 2017
Summary: We need to warn people that a life of sin leads to an eternity in hell.
Scripture: Joel 2:1-11
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 115
Mark Schaeufele avatar
Open Heart Surgery
Shared by: Mark Schaeufele on Jan, 2017
Summary: We will never be all that God has for us until we give our entire selves to God.
Scripture: Joel 2:12-17
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 203
Kevin Ruffcorn avatar
Good Times Ahead
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Dec, 2016
Summary: The prophet calls the people to return to a merciful God and promises and outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Joel 2:12-29
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 51
Mike Rickman avatar
The Joy of Servanthood
Shared by: Mike Rickman on Jul, 2016
Summary: A servant can receive many gifts from his Master.
Scripture: Joel 2:28-29
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 212
Dr. Michael Blankenship avatar
Ring of Fire
Shared by: Dr. Michael Blankenship on Apr, 2016
Summary: An overview of the Minor Prophets
Series: Minor Notes
Scripture: Joel 2:12-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 462
Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson avatar
Ash Wednesday: A gracious and merciful God
Shared by: Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Feb, 2016
Summary: Sermon based on Joel 2:1-2, 12-17. The importance of turning to God, repenting. One of the most important descriptions of God in the Hebrew Bible is that God is gracious and merciful.
Scripture: Joel 2:1-17
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 250
Gerald Roberts avatar
"Sound The Alarm"
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Feb, 2016
Summary: Joel believes the Day of The Lord is upon them so he says, "Sound the Alarm" and return, learn, gather, and pray.
Scripture: Joel 2:1-2
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 393
Felicia Clayborne avatar
Restoring The Years
Shared by: Felicia Clayborne on Jan, 2016
Summary: God will restore the years
Scripture: Joel 2:25
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,081
Ron Freeman, Evangelist avatar
I Will Pour Out My Spirit
Shared by: Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Jan, 2016
Summary: To establish that Joel’s prophecy that Jehovah “would pour out of his Spirit upon all flesh” was fulfilled on the Day of Pentecost upon all nations and for all generations. To clarify that there was only one "out pouring" of the Holy Spirit.
Ian Humphrey avatar
THE LORD WILL DO GREAT THINGS
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Revival
Scripture: Joel 2:12-27
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 283
Ian Humphrey avatar
GREAT THINGS
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Revival
Scripture: Joel 2:12-27
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 160
bala samson avatar
Restore!
Shared by: bala samson on Oct, 2015
Summary: Once rubbish but now precious!
Scripture: Joel 2:20-25
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,065
Bob Faulkner avatar
Spirit and Judgment in the Last Days
Shared by: Bob Faulkner on Oct, 2015
Summary: Is it afterward, as in Joel, or "in the last days" as quoted by Peter? Are we in the last days, everyone wants to know. Amazingly simple answer.
Series: Locusts
Scripture: Joel 2:28
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 222
Bob Faulkner avatar
The Promise of Restoration
Shared by: Bob Faulkner on Oct, 2015
Summary: Joel sees a time when all will be made right, Israel will not be ashamed, or a curse to anyone. We know this time has not yet come.
Series: Locusts
Bob Faulkner avatar
Joel sees John's locusts
Shared by: Bob Faulkner on Sep, 2015
Summary: The prophet Joel and the apostle John see the same vision! Confirmation that God is speaking.
Series: Locusts
Timothy Enns avatar
Locust Buffet
Shared by: Timothy Enns on Sep, 2015
Summary: God spoke to Joel to tell the people to renew, return to the Lord and rend their heart. The same message applies to us today. What are the Locust storms in our lives. Are we living whole-heartedly for god or is it time to return?
Scripture: Joel 2:1-13
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 462
Andrew Moffatt avatar
Mars Hill
Shared by: Andrew Moffatt on Jul, 2015
Summary: Mars Hill: The Acropolis vs the Areopagus, God does not live in temples made of stone but dwells in the hearts of his people. Rend your heart. An insight on how a bare rock trumps a temple.
Dr. William D.  Poovey avatar
PREPARING FOR REVIVAL
Shared by: Dr. William D. Poovey on Apr, 2015
Summary: Revival came and people recommitted their hearts and lives to God. This is what we need today.
Scripture: Joel 2:12-13
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 817
Wayne Major avatar
SIGNS OF THE TIMES
Shared by: Wayne Major on Apr, 2015
Summary: Response to the popular theory of "blood moons" as a signal of significant end-times events about to happen.
Scripture: Joel 2:28-32
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 1,366
David Roth avatar
Give up giving up
Shared by: David Roth on Feb, 2015
Summary: Ash Wednesday (B). Too often we focus on our outward behavior, our sins. But the root of our problem is not sins, but sin, our sinful nature. Joel urges us to "Turn to God and live."
Bruce Ball avatar
REVIVE US AGAIN, O GOD!
Shared by: Bruce Ball on Feb, 2015
Summary: This is a sermon about a young king who loved the Lord. His name was Josiah. It is about revival and what is necessary to receive revival.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Joel 2:12-12:17
Denomination: *other
Views: 3,131
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
An Overview of the Book of Joel
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Feb, 2015
Summary: We cannot change the past: but in Christ, God restores to us what would have been had we not allowed sin an entrance (Joel 2:25).
Rainer Reddy avatar
Restoration
Shared by: Rainer Reddy on Jan, 2015
Summary: A sermon on restoration and what God requires of us for restoration to take place.