The Book of Joel gives us the details of that fearsome locust army from the 9th chapter of Revelation. There is no doubt whatsoever that the Book of Joel was written concerning the judgment and events of "the last days" that usher in the "Day of the Lord" and the return of Jesus Christ. In fact, the prophecy of Joel is undated and there is no reference to time (though Peter will set the clock on Pentecost Day) because it speaks of the very same "Day of the Lord" that John was taken to "in the spirit" in the Book of Revelation (Rev. 1:10). Revelation, which means to "uncover" or "reveal", really contains nothing new that isn't explained in detail elsewhere in the Word of God.
WHO is to Blow the Trumpet in Zion and warn the people in His holy mountain (nation)? My fellow Christian, if you have eyes to see and ears to hear, then YOU ARE, WE ARE!!!Are you a watchman?
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;
That is exactly what this Book of Joel is all about!! It is about the 5th Trump of Revelation chapter 9 which is sounding right now. It describes the coming of the locust army led by Abaddon, who is Apollyon in the Greek, who we documented is Satan himself. You see, it is written that Michael will soon cast Satan and his angels out of heaven to this earth and there will be Big Time Spiritual WOE to the inhabitants of the earth! Oh, they will be happy as can be in heaven to get rid of the scum bag, but WOE to us down here! Rev. 12:12 "Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time*."
Satan and his angels are coming soon! So gird yourselves and lament and "Blow ye the Trumpet in Zion"! Prepare yourselves spiritually and with intelligence, using wisdom, tell the children of this final generation about the locust army! Yes, Satan and his angels comprise the final stage of that locust army and there will soon be a swarming and spiritual devastation such as this earth has never seen, nor ever will again, "a time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation" (Dan. 12:1)!
Perhaps the hardest part for most people to see and understand is that the desolation by Satan and his locust army is a spiritual destruction which causes the "spiritual death" of the soul, not the physical death of the flesh body. That's right, the great tribulation of Satan, who Daniel called the "vile person", is actually a time of peace and prosperity which Daniel documents in Dan. 11:24. Thus, the entire premise upon which the any-moment rapture theory is based, i.e. that the great tribulation of this "vile person" is a time of physical pain and affliction, is without foundation. That is why Paul said that Christians need the spiritual protection of the Gospel Armor (His Word) to stand against the fiery darts of the Dragon, the wicked one (Eph. 6), not some transport beam to take them to the fluffy clouds to save their flesh butts! How many times have we documented that even the great famine of the end times is not physical, i.e. for bread, but "for the hearing of the Word of God (Amos 8:11)". You see, the spiritual destruction of your soul is far more devastating and serious than any band of actual locusts, i.e. the insects themselves, could do to your flesh body! Surely you can understand that? That is why Christ said do not even be concerned about those who can kill your flesh body for all flesh is temporary anyway! You be concerned about your soul!
The great battle and tribulation of Satan, the Instead-of-Jesus, in these last days is a spiritual battle for the souls of men, to see who it is that you will worship, who you will wed as your husband. Will you be the first woman taken in the field by the spurious, magnificent, miracle performing, good looking, charismatic supernatural archangel (Apollyon) who comes claiming to be Jesus at the sound of the 6th Trump, or will you wait (endure unto to the end) until Jesus Christ Himself returns at the sound of 7th Trump? In other words, will you be a spiritually chaste virgin and "barren" when Christ returns, or will you be found to be nursing a child having been spiritually "swept off your feet" and impregnated with the rapturous deception of the first Jesus who so easily "took you to wife"?Matthew 10:28
And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Jesus Christ won't be very happy with those who have left their first love (Him) and jumped in bed with the false-christ! Would you be happy if you went away and returned to find your bride to be nursing a baby! You'd probably say something like, "Why you whore! Get away from me, I never knew you!"Luke 23:29
For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.
But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.
Now pay close attention:
We now know it is the duty and obligation of the priests, the watchmen of God, to Blow the Trumpet in the last days! But the directions are NOT to toot the horn that Jesus Christ is coming at any moment to rapture His church away. Jesus Christ does NOT return until the 7th Trump, the very last Trump when all flesh is changed in a moment and the twinkling of an eye into their spiritual bodies! 1 Cor. 15:52 "In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed."
But you see, the majority of the Christian preachers of this hour (those who come in the name of Christ, i.e. as His ministers), are very busy blowing the WRONG TRUMPET! They are Trumpeting the return of Jesus Christ at any moment! Therefore, they are BLOWING the last two Trumpets OUT OF ORDER, and NOT IN TUNE with the chronological order set forth in the Word of God! Think about it! Is it not written that MANY shall come in His name and deceive MANY? They do that not just by teaching the traditions of men and starving the people from the true bread of life, i.e. truth (Amos 8:11), but they are sounding the PEACE TRUMPET of the return of the Prince of Peace, when it is the Trumpet of Sudden Destruction (TSD) that they should be sounding, i.e. the 6th Trump, the coming of the false messiah with his locust army! Paul said when you hear them blow the Peace and Safety trumpet, the WRONG ONE, then look out! It is soon Supper Time for Larry Locust and his friends!
Are the 7th Trump Troubadours going to escape the great tribulation of the "vile person", Satan. Paul says NO! What does Joel say?1 Thes. 5:3
For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
Let us understand that it is not just the "Peace, Peace" cry of the NWO that we shall hear before the sound of the 6th Trump, which peace cries we certainly are hearing, but it is the Peace cry of the priests, those foolish (unwise) preachers who prophesy the imminent "Rapture" of the church: Ezekiel 13:3Joel 2:3
A fire devoureth before them [i.e. the locust army]; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
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#1311 The Book of Joel gives us the details of that fearsome locust army from the 9th chapter of Revelation.
#1312 All you who are in charge of your families (Joel 1:3). Ask yourselves if you have ever seen anything like this before in your life that is even anywhere close to what I'm about to tell you?
The Gnawer, The Swarmer, The Devourer and The Consumer.
These four stages describe the complete and total destruction by Satan's locust army.
#1314 There are many, many different analogies used throughout the scriptures to describe the deception of these last days.
#1315 "Do you know who the Kenites are?"
#1316 The teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion.
#1317 Trees are always symbolic of people in the Word of God, beginning in the garden of Eden where Christ is called the Tree of Life and Satan is called the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.
#1318 Are you a tree which will be spiritually consumed by the locust army.
#1319 The real truth is not to be found in most of the houses of God because the fields have been stripped bare and the great famine is upon us.
#1320 Most "Baby Boomers" are still spiritual babies. It is a fitting title indeed!
#1321 "Why you whore! Get away from me, I never knew you!"
#1322 Satan's appearance will be as Jesus Christ and his angels as "angels of light"
#1323 The Book of Joel describes the teaching of the visions of the prophets by the sons and daughters of this final generation during this "grace" period of the Blowing of the 5th Trump.
#1324But you see, the majority of the Christian preachers of this hour (those who come in the name of Christ, i.e. as His ministers), are very busy blowing the WRONG TRUMPET!
#1325 Here is what our Father has to say to those whitewashers.
#1326Let us now continue with Joel's description of the soon coming locust army!
#1327 So when He says He gives you all power over the enemy, YOU'VE GOT IT!
#1328You see, though he will appear as Jesus Christ and His Saints, he will actually be Apollyon and his locusts who will eat them alive, including all their clothing and their wedding garments!
#1329 The problem is that most of the so-called priests and the ministers of the Lord are NOT doing their duties to God
#1330 Have the locusts consumed your family tree and stripped off the bark from its branches?
#1331 It shall come to pass in the last days...
#1332 The pouring out of the Truth
#1333 The churches of Philadelphia and Smyrna are the only two churches in the body of Christ that the Lord found no fault with
#1334Now let's check out the body of Christ in these last days and see what's up!
#1335 Your loved ones who loved the Lord and have passed on are with Him now
#1336 It was Joel who explained how God would pour out His spirit on His servants and handmaidens in the final generation
#1337 You nations better wake up! It is just about harvest time, the time when you WILL reap what you have sown.