Joel Chapter 2 Discussion

  • Darlene Bowman on Joel 2
    What is Gods name? The name he told Moses
  • Mishael - in Reply on Joel 2
    King James Version Bible

    Exodus 3:14

    And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
  • Lauren On the I AM - in Reply on Joel 2
    I guess this is a hot topic for me, because I keep having more to say.... But even after I was saved, I fell into

    using "I AM" as a kind of mantra, desperately wanting to know (with my mind) that Jesus was within me.

    All I had to do was quietly repeat, "I am....." and meditate. But there is a huge difference between desperately

    wanting to know THAT Christ is within us, and desperately wanting to know CHRIST ..... When the Lord Jesus Christ is present, and you look into His face, you feel every sin wiped away, you feel cleansed and completely freed. You are a soul in love..... When you look into face of "I AM" or "God Consciousness," you meet an idea. Sin has not been dealt with. You remain in your sin. You may not know intellectually but you feel it. Someone put it well: your feet remain firmly planted in mid-air.
  • On the I AM - in Reply on Joel 2
    And the friend I wrote about earlier, who did not like the idea of "blood sacrifice" or that Jesus died for his sins,

    he is very much a believer of this "Universal Christ' and this "Light of God" being in all beings..... a very Hindu idea.

    To someone who has not met the Lord, not been born again, the idea of God being a "Person" seems very constricting,

    very narrow, hence the great appeal of the unsaved flocking to the "Universal Christ.'
  • On the I AM - in Reply on Joel 2
    I fell "prey" to it..... the computer spell check automatically changed my spelling to "pray" ! I love it :)
  • On the I AM - in Reply on Joel 2
    there is a wonderful interview of Steven Bacarz (former new age megastar, converted to Christ) being interviewed by Alisa Chambers, on the new age "Universal Christ," a book written by Richard Rohr. I fell pray to the Universal Christ too, just praying, "I AM" believing I Am to be Christ.... ("know ye not, ye are gods?") I AM became a mantra. there was no need of any gospel, no need of any Blood of the Lamb. It is a huge movement in the New Age, Richard Rohrs book has influenced many, many people. It is really Hindu philosophy, meditating on "I AM" to lead you to Unity Consciousness, or God Consciousness. Everybody can say, "I AM" and so everybody has Christ.... When I lived in the Zen Buddhist center in my 20's, we all had a "mantra," a word you say over an over again, later on I tried "I AM" as a mantra. What I got was more stuck in my mind, fallen prey to another delusion. The Lord is a Person. The fallen self cannot keep saying the name of the Lord and become a god, as I found out. Mishael, I wonder if you could make a comment on this Universal Christ movement so prevalent among New Agers.... Did you ever come upon in in evangelizing?
    In order to truly see God, you have to stay in NOTHING else but the Bible; the Word of God. Jesus said, I and My Father are One and the same. The Holy Spirit, is the Spirit of Christ.

    As one who was delivered from evil I had done; That Person died. I woke up a brand new child of the Living God. The old person passed away. I put my life into Gods hands. I Choose to Follow Jesus and the Bible every day.

    IT TOOK ME AN ENTIRE DAY TO RID MY HOME OF ALL OCCULT MATERIAL. Worth thousands of dollars and I burned all of it. I stirred it and made sure it was destroyed. I dedicated the act to God. "I do this for You. I worship You. I choose You, to be my Father." Acts 19:19. The Holy Spirit undertook my babyhood in Jesus. He has been my only TEACHER. My Comforter. My Beloved.

    You cannot STRADDLE THE FENCE, between loving Jesus, and loving the World. To even read books of things that were mentioned in this comment room today; is an ABOMINATION.

    You must CHOOSE today whom you will serve. You cannot have Both. Do you want to see God? Read Isaiah 6: 1-9

    I will not read mans writings of satan and his numerous lies, deceptions, false religions, books people wrote in order to enrich their bank accounts. Book of Enoch is NOT in the Bible!

    If you want to know about Satan and his demons, principalities and powers: memorize Isaiah 14. Count how many times Satan boasts, I WILL...

    What does Satan look like? Isaiah 14:11

    He will steal and pollute your mind, seduce you with lies. Before you know your house will be covered in occult books (which are inhabited by demons)..and the Bible will be covered in Dust.

    There is no glory in being an expert on demonology. In cursing innocent children's walk with God; You fall from heaven like Lucifer did. There was no ceremony. Michael the archangel hurled Satan to the earth like a sack of potatoes; and the demons followed in like manner.


    Revelation 22:12-16

  • Lauren On the I AM - in Reply on Joel 2
    Thank you Mishael. God saved me too. Praise God. The false New Age worldview of "God Consciousness" and "Christ Consciousness," the "Cosmic Christ," the I AM, is extremely prevalent in our culture. Oprah Winfrey, Deepok Chopra, Marianne Williamson, you name it, all espouse this philosophy. I was drawn to Zen Buddhism because my "self" was so painful (read: sin) and Buddhism promised "No Self" or enlightenment, or freedom from self, through meditation, mantras, etc. As I said, all I got was more stuck in self, and sin. But I didn't know it as sin then. Hinduism, yoga, the I AM practice (parroting "I AM, knowing I AM as the name of God, over and over, in order to BECOME God) was the next empty effort. Failure upon failure. More stuck than ever. I am grateful for all my false avenues, to win so great a Saviour. This belief in this "New Age Jesus" (false Christ) or "Universal Consciousness as Love" is so prevalent in our society, and it has infiltrated the Church, in many ways. God Bless you Mishael. Thank you for taking the time to answer my question.
  • Dianne - in Reply on Joel 2
    Hi Lauren On the I Am A lot lot of eastern thought believes that we were born with some type of energy or spirit that all we have to do is energize it and we can be anything we want to be. Its a great line of spiritual deception, total contradiction of the Word of God born dead in trespasses and sin without God and without Hope. There is no way out except Jesus Christ. God Bless
  • Dianne - in Reply on Joel 2
    Mishael Tremendous testimony and witness most people play around with this stuff or think there smarter than the enemy he is the GREAT LIAR AND DECEIVER, with Gods Word you are either For or Against there is no SITTING oN THE FENCE. Thank God for your Deliverance. God Bless
  • Ricky L Hill on Joel 2:28
    But Peter also pertaining to Joel says In the last days , which last time I checked, we are still in the last says. We have experienced these even greater than the days of pentecost, because God is giving revelation on things that will happen right up till He actually comes for the battle of Armageddon.For years He has been showing us through music and movies what was coming. EX. The movie "Armageddon " shows a meteor coming to hit the planet, and that is going to happen.Rage against the machine was taken to court right after the towers went down because of lyrics in one of their songs would lead you to think they knew about the attack, before hand when they didn't know, they were just singing what they were led to sing.So prophesying is still taking place today
  • Thelma Denson on Joel 2
    Enjoy reading the lesson wanted to no about the Old Testament.
  • BObby Key on Joel 2:25
    Is the Church to involve in the political arena?
  • Hesed John Bharath R - in Reply on Joel 2:25
    As believers, it's our personal responsibility to exemplify Christ in the culture by our life, word, resources, and by engaging in the political process as fully as the government allows. In reality, what we really want is for someone else to accomplish what God says is our job.
  • Frank Garcia - in Reply on Joel 2:25
    Some churches are too involved and some churches are not as Christians we should pray that our leaders take on Bible principles. we must follow God's ways always, if the government goes in another direction against God we must act how God wants us act remember Satan has control of this world. When it comes clear that no matter who it is , if money is where their love is pray for them ask God what you should do . also study your bible it has your answers. God bless.
  • Apostle Paul - in Reply on Joel 2:25
    Paul was actually born Jewish, and was a Pharisee. He became a Roman citizen later and was involved in persecuting the early Church of Jesus's planting. Before he was confronted by Jesus on the Damascus Road, he ordered Stephen the evangelist, stoned to death.

    He had a radical conversion; testimony. He went right into evangelizing. Then he got the call by Jesus to evangelize the new elect of God; the Gentiles. It's in Romans if you want to verify.

    The Election will return to the Jews as soon as the Times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. Only God, the Father, knows when that will be.

    Presently, the dispersed Jews are returning to their homeland in Israel. More and more, we are going to read on Google (because our national news media avoids Jewish prophesies with a 100 ft stick)... that the nations are linking up to destroy Israel off the face of the map. It makes no sense unless you know Jewish prophesy. :) We know something that the media doesn't. Ha!

    They are cloned liars, anyway.

    Apostle Paul is a real study in what God can do in a persons life. All we have to do is give Jesus our entire life, and receive His Life into ourselves. No limits.

    We don't have lifetimes to get all of our loved ones, born again and baptized with the Holy Spirit. Pray for God to plow up their hearts to receive the seed of Gods Word; his Son, Jesus Christ. The Son of Man.

    Rejoice, for these things will happen in our lifetime.

  • T. Levis - in Reply on Joel 2:25
    Just to add

    Proverb 31:4-9
  • Tina Enix on Joel 2:25
    Thank You so much for this BEAUTIFUL BIBLE STUDY from the book of Joel , It has helped me so much !!! I have done what I feel were many things wrong after not realizing that I was suttering from Depression , going through a divorce , dealing with a lot of anger and not getting good paying jobs , having to raise a chid alone . I knew the Lord but Satan slipped in during certain times .I am asking our Dear LORD to please give me a second chance and restore these years with great divine Love to my daughter and my life . May we develop a great life together and our Lord restore a great believing life together , restoring all that we have missed together l THANK YOU SO MUCH for this lovely discussion !!! GOD IS AWESOME !!!
  • Dave Sudlow - in Reply on Joel 2:25
    Hope a lot of good things come your way
  • Wilma on Joel 2
    I personally wear a cross because it reminds me of what he did for me. It's a symbol of his love for us
  • 14341 on Joel 2
    for the healing of the nations." ?????
  • Mishael - in Reply on Joel 2
    People's Bible Notes for Revelation 22:2

    Re 22:2 In the midst of its street. In the Revised Version this is attached to Re 22:1. It is the river of life that runs in the street. On each side of the river, watered by it, stands the tree of life . . . yielded her fruit every month. The thought is that it is always fruitful, not limited to certain seasons of fruit bearing. The leaves of the tree [were] for the healing of the nations. We are not to conclude that there were diseases to be healed, but that in the city were the means which banished disease and death. The student cannot fail to trace the correspondence with the home of the sinless race in Eden. There was there "a river that went out of Eden to water the garden" ( Ge 2:10). Here there is a river, "clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb" (Re 22:1). There was a tree of life in Paradise. In the New Jerusalem, on either side of the river stands the tree of life bearing twelve manner of fruits, or rather fruit twelve times a year, every month. The river and the tree are symbols of the life bestowed by the grace of God. The river flows from the throne of God and the Lamb; from the fountain whence life and immortality come. The tree yields its fruit at all times, so that the supply never fails. Everything about the tree is healthful. Even the leaves are for the healing of the nations. There is a book, a river and a tree of life. Christ is the life, and all refer in some way to Christ. Trees and rivers presented most attractive features in an oriental city, and are beautiful emblems of the full supplies of life, grace and bliss that shall pervade the heavenly city.

    This is from the Commentary Box. When you open this website find your scripture; touch it and highlight it; scroll down till you see the commentary box; open it. The website can answer many of your questions.
  • Joe Bell on Joel 2
    Joel 2:1-11 describes the 6th trumpet, day of the Lord strike on America/Mystery Babylon. How does a 2,700 year old prophet describe a smart missile attack so accurately? They don't break ranks, they climb up the wall and enter in at the windows like a thief. Jesus said he comes like a thief. All faces will be pained. There are 90 scriptures that describe this event known as "the abomination of desolation", set in America. Is 13, Is 24, Is 21, Ez 21, Ez 38:1-17, Jer 50/51, Rev 18. In the same hour America falls, Israel is invaded and taken captive ( Luke 21:20-24). This is prophesy. This is anti-Christ's rule.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Joel 2
    Revelation 18:21 - And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all. .....

    ...... Rev 18:24 - And in her (Babylon) was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.

    babylon was responsible for the BLOOD of PROPHETS.

    Rev 16:6 - For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.

    Rev 17:6 - And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

    Mystery Babylon killed the prophets

    Jesus speaking Luke 13:33 - Nevertheless I must walk to day, and to morrow, and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.

    for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.

    Jesus - Matthew 23:37 - O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.

    the two witnesses of God are mentioned here:

    Rev 11:8 - And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.

    Jesus, MY LORD was crucified in JERUSALEM, which is spiritually called Sodom and Egypt. NOT Rome or in Mecca or the USA

    Do we believe Jesus or commentaries?

    How about Paul?

    Paul writes in 1 Thess 2:14, 16 - For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, EVEN AS THEY HAVE OF THE JEWS: WHO BOTH KILLED THE LORD JESUS, and their OWN PROPHETS, and have persecuted us; and THEY PLEASE NOT GOD, ....

    Babylon Jerusalem killed prophets
  • Andrew Kingsly Raj on Joel 2

    In this chapter we see Joel again warning of the approaching judgment of sinners emphasizing how time was running out. In making application we see that the Lord extends grace for repentance for a specific period of time. Just as we do not know the specific time of the second coming of the Lord we do not know if we will have more than one opportunity to respond to the Lord when convicted of our sin. All we know is that today is the day of repentance. How about you? Do you see that the we are not promised tomorrow. Let us learn from our text today and the warning from Joel to see that there is a time when we will no longer have the opportunity to repent reminding us that today is day of repentance.
  • Alexis on Joel 2
    I think he is talking about the end times and giving us more info on what is going to happen. "The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the great and terrible day of the Lord come. " which text like this can also be found in parts of revelation.
  • ROYY on Joel 2
    Joel's prophecies can only come true in the Kingdom Age, Christians are not given signs, wonders, dreams and vision. We have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, access to the Throne of Grace, a completed Bible, and the command to 'walk by faith...

    "And it shall come to pass afterward, that 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: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit." Joel 2:28,29 (KJV) READ IT ALL...

    "And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come." Joel 2:30,31 (KJV).
  • Sunday ayogu on Joel 2:28
    it is already happening now,the spirit of God is now up on people all over the world
  • Marcless for I dont matter for the one in me is greater than he who lives in thi on Joel 2
    Jews and the Gentiles both can be saved, for whosoever believe on the name of the Son shall have eternal life. You know the capitol of Israel? That would be Jerusalem. Now look in the middle of that name, and what do you see? Amen!
  • Vanessa on Joel 2
    this is the days we are living in now

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