The Lord Jesus Christ has placed Joel Chapters 1 and 2 on my heart this week. Joel was a prophet to the Southern Kingdom of Judah during the days of Israel’s divided kingdom c800BC. A prophet is one who gets messages from God and relays them to the people. Like other Old Testament prophets, Joel’s prophecy contains a message for his own day and also the “latter days” (end of days). Joel wrote his prophecy in what is called “apocalyptic language”, meaning that he used symbolism as a means to convey what would otherwise be unexplainable in human terms…the end of the age.
Joel 2:28 speaks of how both young and old, men and women would prophesy, see visions and dream dreams at the time of the “last days”. We’re seeing this now. Many people are getting dreams and visions from God. As God pours out His Holy Spirit, He will increasingly show great signs, wonders and visions during these Last Days. MANY people will see God’s glory and power and KNOW that Jesus Christ is Lord over all the earth! We understand that what happened on Pentecost was the BEGINNING of the prophesied Joel 2 outpouring of the Holy Spirit…….What is known as “The former rains”.
Acts 2:14: But Peter, taking his stand with the other eleven (disciples), raised his voice and declared to them: “Men of Judea and all you who live in Jerusalem, know this, and pay attention to my words. 15 For these people are not drunk, as you assume, since it is only the third hour of the day (9AM); 16 but this is what has been spoken through the prophet Joel:
17 ‘And it shall be in the last days,’ God says,
‘That I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind;
And your sons and your daughters will prophesy,
And your young men will see visions,
And your old men will have dreams;
18 And even on My male and female servants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days,
And they will prophesy.
19 And I will display wonders in the sky above
And signs on the earth below,
Blood, fire, and vapor of smoke.
20 The sun will be turned into darkness
And the moon into blood,
Before the great and glorious day of the Lord comes.
21 And it shall be that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’
The “Day of the Lord” is a phrase that is repeated twenty-six times in the Old Testament and five times in the New Testament. The phrase “Day of the Lord” describes the most concentrated time of trials, pain, suffering and mass death the world has, or ever will, experience (Matthew 24:21 – 22). Some people call this time the “Great Tribulation”. It will only last 3.5 years (aka: 42 months/time/times and half a time). It is our firm belief that God’s people, believers in Jesus Christ..will NOT be here for this terrible time. (Revelation 3:10, 1 Thessalonians 5:9, 1 Thessalonians 1:10, 1 Thessalonians 4:16). God has NOT destined His people to wrath (Bible believing, born again Christians who are found IN CHRIST). However, we will be here for this pre-wrath time, the time of the latter day outpouring of RAIN (Holy Spirit) that is prophesied to fall upon all people at the end of days.
In Joel Chapter 2, God declared that He is going to “bring the rain“. But what was occurring in Joel Chapter 1 during the days of the prophet that preceded this declaration?? Israel had been in SEVERE APOSTASY. They had fully embraced idolatry, greed, and sexual immorality. Israel (Judah) had broken the Covenant that they had entered into with God at Mt. Sinai. Centuries earlier, God had warned them that the final punishment for Covenant Breaking was exile. At the point when Joel wrote this prophetic book (c800BC), some of Israel had already been exiled and more was about to be. But..Joel’s prophecies were about MORE than what was occurring in his day.
- Joel’s prophecies were also about the time of the Apostles at Pentecost, the BEGINNING of the Church age.
- And….Joel’s prophecies are about the time we are in NOW….the CLOSE of the Church age, the end of the age.
In Joel Chapter 1, Joel details the repercussions for Israel’s apostasy and Covenant breaking. God had ALLOWED….The gnawing locusts, the swarming locusts, the creeping locusts, and the stripping locusts to DESTROY the crops and the land.
Joel 1:4: What the gnawing locust has left, the swarming locust has eaten;
And what the swarming locust has left, the creeping locust has eaten;
And what the creeping locust has left, the stripping locust has eaten.
Judah was primarily an agricultural society, so God is using agricultural METAPHORS (apocalyptic language) to speak spiritual truths into Judah (Israel). Because of Judah’s sin, God had allowed foreign invaders to eat away at her prosperity, at her FREEDOM.
Joel 1:6: For a nation has invaded My land,
Mighty and without number;
Its teeth are the teeth of a lion,
And it has the jaws of a lioness.
7 It has made my vine a waste
And my fig tree a stump.
It has stripped them bare and hurled them away;
Their branches have become white
Israel is known as the FIG TREE nation. In the days of the prophet Joel, God had used the ancient nation of Babylon as His “Rod of correction” against His Covenant nation Judah (Israel). Babylon was the world-superpower of the day. Babylon was a powerful, merciless kingdom who stripped the land, took whatever it wanted, and cast the Israelites either into exile or slavery. Had the Israelites been warned? Yes, they had.
This is what God told the Israelites THROUGH MOSES centuries earlier as God prepared to lead them out of the wilderness and into the Promised Land.…
Deuteronomy 29: 24 Then all the other nations in the world will ask, “Why has Yahweh (God) done this to their land? Why is he so angry?”
25 The answer will be, “Because they abandoned the promise of Yahweh Elohim of their ancestors. He made this promise to them when he brought them out of Egypt. 26 They worshiped other gods and bowed down to them. These were gods they never heard of, gods Yahweh didn’t permit them to have. 27 So Yahweh became angry with this land and brought on it all the curses described in this book. 28 In his fierce anger and fury Yahweh uprooted these people from their land and deported them to another country, where they still are today.”
Israel did indeed sin against God over and over and over…commiting idolatry, sexual perversions, and even sacrificed their children to foreign gods. Because of this, and as prophesied by Moses….God allowed Judah to be taken over by the ruthless pagan nation….Babylon.
As prophesied centuries earlier, the Babylonian armies swarmed into the land like locusts, devouring everything in sight. God notes in Joel 1:7, that His Fig Tree (Israel) is a now a STUMP, His Vine (another metaphor for Israel) a waste. Israel and Jerusalem have been stripped bare and the people cast out. God instructs the priests and ministers of Israel to WAIL….Wail, weep, and take up a lamentation because the crops have been destroyed, stripped bare. There is now no crop left to offer a suitable sacrifice to YHWH their God.
Joel 1:13: Put on sackcloth (a garment for mourning)
And mourn, you priests;
Wail, you ministers of the altar!
Come, spend the night in sackcloth, (pray without ceasing)
You ministers of my God,
For the grain offering and the drink offering
Have been withheld from the house of your God.
Now…What does this have to do with “end-times”? At the end of days, another “Babylon” rises up to devour not only Israel but the entire earth. This Babylon isn’t limited to the nation of Babylon (Modern day Iraq), but rather it is titled MYSTERY BABYLON. This ruthless, antichrist kingdom will devour the entire world. This kingdom is a “3 legged stool” consisting of religion (One World religion), Political (New World Order) and Ecomomic (Global Digital Currency). This kingdom is HERE NOW, and is ALREADY in the process of devouring the entire earth.
Though it is not here “officially”, we can rest-assured, MYSTERY BABYLON is HERE NOW and is working diligently behind the scenes as the “shadow government”…to bring the entire world together under the “New World Order”.
“UNITING THE WORLD
Although some still say this is a “conspiracy theory”, it is confirmed by at least some politicians in some countries. While most citizens still believe that their Governments are sovereign, this is growing more and more unlikely. Even the 2020 US Presidential election was completely and openly fraudulent, making way for a President Biden who was not elected by the people. And still…the highest courts in the land refuse to challenge the results either out of fear or bribery. This is because the beast kingdom is rising up.
Daniel 7:23 – Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.
As you look around and see the manmade global pandemic (bioweapon), a wicked demonic vaccine, lawless mandates, and governments of the world trampling on the rights of the people, you may be wondering…
Where is God? Why is He allowing all of this?
God is once again prepared to severely CHASTISE His people….Israel (Jew and Gentile, one in Messiah Jesus Christ). Like Israel in Joel’s day, the Church has slid head-long into apostasy. This was prophesied to happen in the New Testament which states that the APOSTASY (falling away from the truth) had to come before the “man of lawlessness” (antichrist) is revealed.
The apostasy had to come first…and it has.
2 Thessalonians 2: Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, regarding the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, 2 that you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit, or a message, or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. 3 No one is to deceive you in any way! For it (The day of the Lord) will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness (antichrist) is revealed, the son of destruction,
But why is God allowing this? We must understand that if the Church had “held the line“, this would not be happening. The Church is the world’s BEST line of defense against this kind of run-away evil. However, the Church has not held the line. The Church has slipped into the prophesied apostasy. The Church has invited all types of evil inside of her doors such as greed and idolatry (prosperity gospel) and sexual immorality including homosexuality. Some churches have even promoted “drag queen story hour” for the children! The Emergent Church, that has taken Catholicism and all protestant denominations by storm, has invited Eastern Religious practices that include “centering prayer” (divination), religious icons (idols), yoga, and even labyrinths into its worship centers. Because of this, many churches have embraced other religions as “many paths to God”.😱This is the wide road that leads to destruction, and many are on it. The Catholic Pope has prayed with Muslims and other religious leaders under the guise of “religious tolerance”…pretending that “we all worship the same “god”. No..We don’t. Which “god” are they praying to? This is IDOLATRY..the same issue that plagued Israel.
The Lord says “Be ashamed you farmers, you vine-dressers”. This can be thought of as a metaphor for those false mega Church preachers, those preachers who stand on a stage instead of an altar, hold a microphone, and teach the people to SIN.
Joel 1:11: Be ashamed, you farm workers,
Wail, you vinedressers,
For the wheat and the barley;
Because the harvest of the field is destroyed.
Because of all of this, and while most of us have been SLEEPING…a giant, GLOBAL “nation” with iron teeth has snuck into our lands seeking whom it may devour. For the most part, this “nation” (Mystery Babylon) is working behind the scenes and has not yet made “her” public appearance. But rest assured….”she” is here. Though her “clothing” is alluring to the vast majority of people, (woke/popular/deceptive), she is UGLY deep down to her core. She is the end of days whore (prostitute) of Babylon, with whom all of the nations of the world have fornicated.
Revelation 17:15: And he *said to me, “The waters which you saw where the prostitute (MYSTERY BABYLON) sits are peoples and multitudes, and nations and languages.18 The woman whom you saw is the great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth.
Revelation 18:3: For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her (COP26), and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.”
Revelation 18:23: “And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee (Mystery Babylon); and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries (PHARMAKEA) were all nations deceived.”
Mystery Babylon has deceived ALL nations with her SORCERY (witchcraft). The Greek word for Sorcery/Witchcraft is PHARMAKEA. We get our English word “Pharmacy” from the Greek Word PHARMAKEA. Witchcraft is all about control by any means necessary…getting people to DO what you want them to DO. Think about Big Pharma and the great global deception of a manmade bioweapon and the poison jab that is being foisted on the world as a “naturally occuring Pandemic” and the “miracle vaccine”, which is not a vaccine at all, but dangerous, experimental gene therapy. With that in mind, you may find this Patent application interesting…
“I pretty much went through the whole 53 pages of the patent application (see above). This thing is a dystopian nightmare and a totalitarian regime’s dream. Everyone forced to receive an electronic device that records everywhere you go, who you meet, what your health records are, your real-time behaviors, will warn you if you’re not obeying all the rules and sanction you if you don’t change your behavior, will tell you to go get vaccinated when the algorithm decides you need to, and which type of vaccine or treatment you should receive or should be denied. Will assign you a SOCIAL CREDIT SCORE based on how compliant you are, your profession, general health and your affect on society. Oh, and if you try to skirt the system and leave the device at home, people can inform on you and the system will factor in ‘3rd party information’ in your overall score! It’s pretty much the healthcare (PHARMAKEA) side of the Mark of the Beast. They just need to tie in the cryptocurrency system into it and there you go.”Tay
If God does not intervene, this world is marching head-long into the tribulation period, where the “great prostitute“ MYSTERY BABYLON (aka NEW WORLD ORDER) will literally and openly reign (along with the antichrist and false prophet) over “peoples, multitudes, nations, and languages”….over the “kings of the earth” (The governments of the earth). This is a GLOBAL ENTITY. Have you noticed how the lockdowns, and draconian measures are WORLD-WIDE? Yes…that ugly PROSTITUTE is now here.
She has been creeping around behind the scenes, eating away at the grain, at the New Wine…determined to DESTROY God’s harvest (of souls). The end of the age harvest is an agricultural METAPHOR that God uses to describe His people. This ugly prostitute has been STRIPPING and GNAWING away at our FREEDOMS!!
While we’ve been sleeping (distracted with the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life) she has been rewriting HIStory, changing “times and laws” and indoctrinating our children.
She (Mystery Babylon) has very cleverly placed her tentacles into the laws of the land and into the judicial systems. Like the creeping, swarming, and stripping locusts, she has literally been gnawing away at the very fabric of our society – FREEDOM and its supporting Judeo/Christian values! She has also been breaking down national borders under the guise of “anti-racism” , “black lives matter”, and the “woke agenda”…all the while promoting athiest values (lgbtq agenda), communism, abortion (child sacrifice) and human traficking of children. She continues to plot and scheme, desiring to use the manmade global pandemic and “climate change” as vehicles to bring her ugly whoredom to its fullness. And like so many evil dictators who have gone before her…she is also determined to REMOVE any person or groups of people who do not subscribe to her athiest, new-age, communist, ungodly world-view. The above Twix commercial higlights this agenda as the little cross-dressing boy (a boy dressed as a girl) and his witch nanny plot to vanquish (kill) all who oppose them.
Why has this whore of Babylon been SO successful at her creeping, gnawing and swarming????
Proverbs 5: For the lips of an adulteress drip honey,
And her speech is smoother than oil;
4 But in the end she is bitter as wormwood (poison),
Sharp as a two-edged sword.
5 Her feet go down to death,
Her steps take hold of Sheol.
6 She does not ponder the path of life;
Her ways are unstable, she does not know it.
8: Keep your way far from her,
And do not go near the door of her house,
We could say it is because of her great wealth, her “false light”, or because her lips drip honey …
.…but the truth is she has been successful BECAUSE the Church has LISTENED to her LIES.
Many churches HAVE gone near the door of her house. She has placed her satanic witches, warlocks, and wicked people in high places within the Church gates to destroy it from WITHIN. Clever girl. This ugly prostitute has been planning her attack for decades…and longer.
The Church, for the most part, has fallen for her deceit. Why?? She is big. She is loud. She is EXTREMELY WEALTHY /well-funded. She is a bully. And she plays “the victim” very well. Like her daddy the devil, she is always ACCUSING righteous people of being homophobic, racist, mysogenist, mean-spirited, or stupid (lacking understanding of science). She has placed within the Church those whom she has already sunk her tentacles into. She has been very, very good at using every means at her disposal to deceive, bribe, bully or intimidate Church leadership into following her doctrines of demons.
1 Timothy 4:1: But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons,
But NOW, what is “she” doing? She is no longer satisfied with simply infiltrating the Church…she is closing them down. In many countries, Churches have closed, or been severely restricted..all under the guise of the “Covid 19 Pandemic”. As it was with ancient Israel, so it is today. The “daily sacrifice” is being hindered. Public Praise and worship of YHWH is being thwarted. Canadian Pastors have been jailed for holding services. In China, the Church has been driven underground. Bible apps are being removed from phones. MYSTERY BABYLON is making sure that any Churches who desire to hold the line for Jesus will have to close.
Joel 1:12: The vine has dried up
And the fig tree has withered; (The Church (Spiritual Israel) is dried up. Very few miracles, works of the Holy Spirit)
The pomegranate, the palm also, and the apple tree,
All the trees of the field have dried up.
Indeed, joy has dried up
From the sons of mankind.
We are at a tipping point. The joy has dried up from the sons of mankind. Depression, anxiety, fear, worry is at an all-time high. People are losing their jobs. I saw tonight that in some places, nurses who refuse the vaccine are literally being replaced by “robot nurses”. They plan to mass-produce these Robot nurses by the end of 2021. which is NOW.
What can we do? Is it too late for us? Was it too late for ancient Israel? No! God tells us what to do in Joel Chapter 1…..
Joel 1: 13: Put on sackcloth
And mourn, you priests;
Wail, you ministers of the altar!
Come, spend the night in sackcloth, (pray without ceasing)
You ministers of my God,
For the grain offering and the drink offering
Have been withheld from the house of your God.
14: Consecrate a fast,
Proclaim a solemn assembly;
Gather the elders
And all the inhabitants of the land
To the house of the Lord your God,
And cry out to the Lord.
Joel 2: Blow a trumpet in Zion,
And sound an alarm on My holy mountain!
Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble,
For the day of the Lord is coming;
Indeed, it is near,
If you see what we see…that this world is RAPIDLY marching headlong into the Tribulation, then you are AWAKE! 😲
- God tells His people to WAIL…Cry out to Jesus!
- Take up a Lamentation (expressing sorrow or grief) in prayer to the Lord.
- FAST…food or whatever you can give up, any “worldly delight”.
- Gather the elders and the people…in Church, in families, in study groups…and cry out to the Lord.
- Put on sackcloth (spiritually a symbol of repentance/turning from sin, humility and mourning)….
- Pray without ceasing..Constantly being in prayer to the Lord, asking Jesus to HELP US!
- Blow a Trumpet in Zion and sound an alarm! Tell others what you see. Don’t hold back. Let them know that the Tribulation is coming..and we NEED JESUS!
Thankfully Joel 1 is not the end, it’s only the beginning because Joel 2 is coming!
Joel 2:13: And tear your heart and not merely your garments.”
Now return to the Lord your God,
For He is gracious and compassionate,
Slow to anger, abounding in mercy
And relenting of catastrophe.
14 Who knows, He might turn and relent,
And leave a blessing behind Him,
Resulting in a grain offering and a drink offering
For the Lord your God.
God hears our prayers. He sees our tears. When we RETURN to HIM…He will return to us!
Joel 2:17: Let the priests, the Lord’s ministers,
Weep between the porch and the altar,
And let them say, “Spare Your people, Lord,
And do not make Your inheritance a disgrace,
With the nations jeering at them.
Why should those among the peoples say,
‘Where is their God?’”
God responds to sincere repentance, humility, and prayer. He is compassionate and Gracious to His Covenant people, relenting from anger and bringing a blessing instead. The Lord promises to…Have compassion for His people!
Joel 2:18: Then the Lord will be zealous for His land,
And will have compassion for His people.
19 The Lord will answer and say to His people,
“Behold, I am going to send you grain, new wine, and oil,
And you will be satisfied in full with them;
And I will never again make you a disgrace among the nations.
Although the Church has slid into apostasy, if we CRY OUT TO JESUS…He will rebuke the devourer. That creeping, gnawing, and swarming locust (Mystery Babylon) has caused the grain, new wine, and oil to DRY UP (spiritually representing the Holy Spirit). But God has a plan. He will respond to our prayers, our fasting, our repentance…and He is going to send NEW WINE, and NEW OIL, and NEW GRAIN!
The Lord is preparing to do a NEW THING.…Can you feel it? It is always darkest before the dawn. God has a harvest to prepare, and He is NOT going to allow satan to destroy His harvest. The sun and the moon will be darkened. There will be blood and fire and vapors of smoke…..potentially major volcanic eruptions…BEFORE the Great and Terrible Day of the Lord.
Everyone who calls on the Name of the Lord will be SAVED!
Evangelist Perry Stone received a very serious Word from the Lord at the end of October, 2021 that may indicate a time of judgment and severe chastisement for America and the Church is coming soon! God chastises those whom He loves. Often God brings REVIVAL in the midst of calamity. This Word from the Lord seems to be echoed by many others who receive dreams and visions. I also had a recent dream (October 2021) of large buildings shaking and what appeared to be a tsunami wave moving through the streets of a city. Be ready, Cry out to the Lord, repent (turn from sin as YHWH defines it in the Bible). Perry Stone advises Believers in America to pray a Covenant prayer where we REMIND the Lord of the Covenant of our ancestors and founding forefathers (Mayflower Compact, Virginia Covenant). God is always FAITHFUL to His Covenants, even when man is not.
“We do hereby dedicate this Land, and ourselves, to reach the People within these shores with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to raise up Godly generations after us, and with these generations take the Kingdom of God to all the earth. May this Covenant of Dedication remain to all generations, as long as this earth remains, and may this Land, along with England, be Evangelist to the World. May all who see this Cross, remember what we have done here, and may those who come here to inhabit join us in this Covenant and in this most noble work that the Holy Scriptures may be fulfilled.”The Virginia Covenant established in 1607
…The fields are ripe for the harvest! Judgment/Chastisement….and the outpouring is coming soon...Before the Great and Terrible Day of the Lord!