Joel: A Prophet for Our Time




Written ~800 BC –

Theme: Day of the Lord

Joel 2:1 Blow the trumpet in Zion, And sound an alarm in My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; For the day of the LORD is coming, For it is at hand:

Joel was there in a vision and he is recounting it to the people of Judah (Southern Kingdom)

How would you be if you saw the same thing? What would you do?

Wouldn’t you want to tell everyone:

what was going to happen
how to avoid it

This is exactly what Joel’s message is

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Why Does God Not Reveal Himself?

Why Does God Not Reveal Himself?

(Subtitle: Why Does God Use Human Instruments?)

Where is God? Why does He not reveal Himself? If He exists, why does He not just come to Earth and prove it and prove all the naysayers wrong? Why does He remain in heaven and allow fallible and imperfect humans to do the work of preaching the Gospel and feeding the flock?

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My Messenger: Malachi part 4


Malachi 3:14 You have said, ‘It is useless to serve God; What profit is it that we have kept His ordinance [statutes], And that we have walked as mourners Before the LORD of hosts?
Malachi 3:15 So now we call the proud blessed, For those who do wickedness are raised up; They even tempt God and go free.’ “

First he addresses the reward of the righteous 3:16 to end 3:18

and now with the beginning of chapter 4 he addresses the punishment of the wicked

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