Today’s Tasting – Joel
Joel is the author of the book. His name means “The Lord is God”. Joel teaches that “The Day of the Lord” is coming.
Today’s Nourishment: Simon Peter quotes from Joel during the day of Pentecost about the coming of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 2:14 Then Peter stood up with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say.
15 These men are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning!
16 No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:
17 ” ‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.
18 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.
19 I will show wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke.
20 The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.
21 And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Portions of Joel’s prophecy have already been fulfilled in the coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost.
Other parts are currently taking place in the fulfillment of fire, billows of smoke, and the blood moons.
As I am writing, “The U.S. is in the middle of a severe fire season with some 11,600 square miles scorched so far” (Press Enterprise). Fires are burning in Washington State, California, Montana and Idaho.
“Blood Moon is sometimes used to describe a Total Lunar Eclipse. When the Earth casts its shadow on a Full Moon and eclipses it, the Moon may get a red glow” (According to timeanddate.com).
“On April 15, 2014, there was a total lunar eclipse. It was the first of four consecutive total eclipses in a series, known as a tetrad; a second one took place on October 8, 2014, third one on April 4, 2015 and the remaining one will take place on September 28, 2015” (Wikipedia).
The great and glorious day of the Lord’s return is still yet to be… Surely it is near!!
I pray we’ll all be ready…
(Just as a side note – this is to publish Sept 11–the end of the Shemitah Year is Sept 13. The fourth blood moon is Sept 28.
“Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus.”
Tomorrow’s Delight: Daniel 1 – 3
Kelly Quinn, South Carolina, mom of seven