The book of the prophet Joel is known as the front-runner to the book of revelation. This is a very significant book which mentions the day of the Lord as a prominent theme. The Day of the Lord implies the second coming of the Lord Jesus. We are encouraged to study it thoroughly and read this book until you get it fully into your mind.
The most popular verses from the Book of Joel:
Joel 2:25-27 is quite often used to prophecy and bless restoration to situations and circumstances, restoration of the past, restoration of loss, restoration of any good matter which was lost. 25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the canker worm, and the caterpillar, and the palmer worm, my great army which I sent among you. 26 And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed. 27 And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the Lord your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed. (version KJV)
Joel 2:28-29 points to the pouring out of the Holy Spirit on all flesh. This happened in the New Testament at the time of Pentecost. The disciples were asked to stay back in Jerusalem to be endowed with power. Since then, it’s been happening. In the months and years to come, in the time period leading to the 2nd coming, a mighty outpouring of the Holy Spirit on all flesh is expected. 28 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: 29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. (version KJV)
Other popular verses from the Book of Joel:
Joel 1:12b shows how the joy of men is connected with the fruitfulness of the trees. This is profound. All the trees of the field are withered: because joy has withered away from the sons of men.
Joel 2:1 reminds us that the day of the Lord is coming, and it is nigh. This verse is hidden for people like you and me to steward upon it. We ought to remind and show this verse to our family, friends, colleagues, our church, our cities, our countries, how important it is to be ready. We don’t have time to lose. 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;
Although the Book of Joel speaks about the day of the Lord, it asks the faithful people not to fear. In Joel 2:21 says Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the Lord will do great things.
The Book of Joel also reminds us to rejoice. Many associate fear and trembling with the day of the Lord. As a faithful people, our heritage is different. In Joel 2:23 the Lord says, Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.
This book also gives hope to all the heathen who call on the Lord. This blanket privilege is given to all – only requirement is to call on the Lord. In Joel 2:32 the Lord says, And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call.
Even if we feel weak, we are asked by the Lord to say we are strong. And since the Lord wants us to say so, we should necessarily expect a transformation in our spiritual capacity which will impact our mental and physical ability. In Joel 3:10 the Lord says, Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.
The transformation that happens in our land are – new wine shall be there in the mountains, milk flowing in the hills, waters in all the rivers of Judah. Joel 3:18 says And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth out of the house of the Lord, and shall water the valley of Shittim.
Wish to repent? These verses provides a good guide for preparing the mind through the process of repentance. Joel 2:12 & 13 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: 13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.