This week, in our Bible study group, we discussed the events in the book of Joel 2:1-12. Armageddon around Israel, where Christ blazes through into a place called the Hebrew tongue. (ref: Rev.16:16)
=Joel 2:1-BLOW ye 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 cometh, for it is nigh at hand;
=Joel 2:2-A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be anymore after it, even to the years of many generations.
Amos 5:18-Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of he LORD is darkness, and not light.
Zephaniah 2:15-That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness,
=Joel 2:3-A fire devoureth before them;and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them , and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
=Joel 2:4- The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horseman, so they shall run.
=Joel 2:5- Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array.
=Joel 2:6-Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness.
=Joel 2:7 They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks:
=Joel 2:8- Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded.
=Joel 2:9- They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief.
=Joel 2:10-The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining:
Psalm 18:7- Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.
Isaiah 13:10- For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
=Joel 2:11- And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?
=Joel 2:12- Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping,and with mourning.
Hosea 12:6- Therefore turn to thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgement, and wait on thy God continually.
1 Thessalonians 4:16- For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the arch angel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
1 Thessalonians 5:23- And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved and blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I recall a Disney animated piece of classical music in Fantasia 2000, called Fire bird Suit. It showed a little character spreading her arms wide and flying to and fro over the earth laying behind her bucolic countryside in the sweeping tones of the music. Then the terrible Fire bird belches forth out of a volcano and lays waste to all her efforts.
But when Christ comes back with fire in his eyes, lay waste he will. But this is necessary to enter the New Jerusalem.
Every blessing, XxVal