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Understand the Book of Joel
Introduction about the book of Joel
There is a meaning of natural disaster because the question into our mind is "What's behind a devastating locust plague?"
It was a single bomb that devastates the city and the world is ushered into the nuclear age. It was a split atom that has power and force such as we have ever seen.
The examples of these are volcanoes, earthquakes tidal waves hurricanes and unstoppable force. These can be only avoided them and then pick up the pieces.
It is about the day that the prophet Joel speaks and it is the theme of his book. On this day God will judge all unrighteousness and disobedience in which all accounts will be settled and the crooked made straight.
It begins by describing a terrible plague of locusts that covers the land and devours the crops. The devastation wrought by these creatures is although a foretaste of the coming judgment of God, the "day of the Lord". It urges the people to turn their sin and turn back to God . In Joel 2:32, the verse says anyone who calls the name of the Lord will be saved.
As the readers and viewers read about the Book of Joel , they will catch their vision of the power and might of God and God's ultimate judgment of sin. Chosse to follow, obey and worship God alone as your sovereign Lord.
Introductory photo part of the book of Joel
The people of Judah had become prosperous and complacent. Taking God for granted, they had turned to self-centeredness, idolatry,and sin. Joel warned them that this kind of lifestyle would inevitably bring down God's judgment.
Who are the key people?
The key people in this book is no other than Joel, of which, he is the people of Judah.
Who is the author?
The author of this book is no other than Joel, son of Pethuel.
To whom it was written?
It was written to the people of Judah the southern kingdom and Gods people are everywhere.
When is the book of Joel written ?
A lot of people and theology students are asking if there is the exact date of when it is written. This is a big issue with this book because it needs a pure research as their actual basis.
Based on my actual research there are several versions of which this book was written.
The book of Joel was probably written more than one author sometime 350 B.C.
Other versions may have prophesied from approximately 835-796 B.C.
Where is the key place?
The key place is found in Jersusalem which is now the present capital of Israel.
The illustration chart in the book of Joel
Photo illustration in the Book of Joel about Repent
Supplementary information about the video in the book of Joel
This video will show the proof that it found in the Holy Bible of Old testament that warn Judah of God's impending judgment because of its sins and to urge the people to turn back to God.
Video about the Book of Joel
Mega Themes in the Book of Joel
There are three mega- themes that is related to the book of Joel:
3. Promise of the Holy Spirit
Importance of Punishment
God is the one with whom we all must reckon-not natural economy or a foreign invader. We cannot ignore or offend God forever. We must pay attention or we will face his anger later.
Importance of Forgiveness
The significance of forgiveness comes from turning from sin and turning toward God. It is not too late to receive God′s forgiveness .God′s greatest desire is for you to come to him.
Importance in the promise of the Holy spirit
God is in control.Justice and restoration are in his hands. The Holy Spirit confirms God love for us just as he did for the first Christians in which‚ it is found in Acts 2. We must be faithful to God and place our life under the guidance and the power of his Holy Spirit.