Loyal love is behind all that God in His commitment and covenants — both unconditional and conditional ones. He never gives up even in His people’s disobedience. Joel reveals God’s message to call people back His way. We see His promise and His persistent love. (Joel 2:12-31; 3:2; Genesis 12:2-3; Deuteronomy 28:3, 15-19)

Speaker: Thomas Schaller
Sermon 12550
6:30 PM on 07/23/2023


P. Schaller –

Okay. Good evening. We have in our summer Sunday night series on minor prophets. So, tonight we are
going to look at the book of Joel. And so, turn there with me just to introduce our subject tonight.
Praise the Lord for our day, the day that the Lord gave us today. What a blessing! Praise God!
Wasn’t that good? We were blessed today. Wow.

So, we have history. Somehow, we need to understand where we are at in world history. We are
also looking into the future, and understand biblical terminology for where we are at and what is
going on. So, just to introduce very fundamental and simple concept. We have a line of history
like this. We have a cross in our history and before Christ we have the prophets and we are now
looking at Joel. And he is speaking in his small book here. Three chapters. And we have a
theme in the book called “the Day of the Lord.” What is that? Day of the Lord. It has two sides to
it. The day of the Lord is very bad, a very bad time in history. The worst. And we read about it in
the book of Revelation.

So, where does it fit in our time line? We have this period of time, the church age, and we do not
know when the church age ends. The church age is called the time of the Gentiles. So, we are
Gentiles. Many of us are Gentiles. Many people. Korean, Russian, Chinese, Indians. Have no
covenant with God as a people group. But we’ve been grafted into the tree. We are members of
the Body of Christ. We are in the family of God. It started long before in 2,000 B.C. with
Abraham who was really the first Jew. He was called on purpose. That God made a covenant
with Abraham, and it follows through from Abraham down through generations to David. David is
given a very unique place in the history.

That is he has a throne. That throne is important in our
understanding, because we have the world – you can say it this way – the world is this way with
governments all over the world. And they are Gentile governments, and one of them the Jewish
nation. We have government, and the governments of the world are the kings of the earth and
the presidents and the prime ministers and the different governments of the earth and the world.
But this world does not belong to the Gentiles. It belongs to God. And God has an order. He has
a king. He has Christ as the King of Kings, and under him he has David. It’s promised to David
that David’s son would sit on the throne forever in 2 Samuel 7.

So, there is a day coming when the world will be governed by the Jewish people. Spiritual. The
earthly people. And we are also the Body of Christ, and we are in that government. And the
world will change. Sorry, I drew it a little bigger than the other one. Same size, but it’s changed
so that the glory of God covers the earth and the Messiah has authority in this period of time.
What’s this period called? Millennium. Why is it called Millennium? Because it’s the 1,000 year
reign of Christ on the earth, and the world changes. The world is not like it is today. There’s no
war. There’s no epidemic. There’s no earthly government that is usurping it’s place over Christ.
It’s a different time.

In the book of Joel, we have this in his writing. So, we go back here to this one. The church will
leave some day. This is called the Rapture. Christ will return some day with us. We will come
back with him in Colossians 3. The Millennium will begin. There will be a thousand years. The day of
the Lord has two parts. A seven year block of time here. It appears this way. Seven years of
tribulation. A terrible time. And then a thousand years of peace on the earth.

Joel speaks about the judgment of the nations at the end of the book. That’s another time.
That’s when Christ returns and the nations are judged. The sheep and the goats are separated.
And the nations will be judged based on what they did with the Jewish people. What they did
with the people that were in Matthew 25 were suffering during the Tribulation period. If a nation
honored the Jew or protected them or was kind to them or how they dealt with them, then they
would be having a certain place in the Millennial kingdom. And that day, that’s the valley of
Jehoshaphat. We read that in Joel in chapter 3. Let’s look at that, and we’ll finish here.

Joel 3:2, now this is – no one knows, I mean you can study this. I am a Bible student. I am a
Bible teacher. I enjoy reading about it, but I am not a scholar. But I can read other
commentaries. I can read what the scholars say, and the general idea here is no one really
knows where that valley is. It may be the valley of Megiddo where the battle of Armageddon
may take place. In any case, there will be, we read in Revelation 19 if you look at that with me. I pray
the Spirit will minister to us tonight here. Revelation 19:14, that’s a good word for us coming with
Christ clothed in fine linen. Vs 15.

This is the day of the Lord. This is the judgment of God on the nations. How bad do the nations get? How bad do they get? Do you see it happening today? Do you see how the nations get fired up about things, and they are misled and can be affected by ideas and ideologies and be against Israel and hate the Jewish people and be against Israel.
For example, they can oppress. They can produce war. They have atomic, nuclear weapons
and so on. The world is in trouble. It doesn’t take much to look at it and say wow. What is

vs. 15. Hallelujah. Wrath of God. Wrath of God. Do you like it? I don’t and I do. I don’t and I do.
Like hell. I believe in it. Do I like it? No. But it’s not my world. It’s God’s world. And I must preach
about hell, because it’s in the Bible. Maybe preachers don’t like to do it, but we must do it. We
must preach about hell. It’s in the Bible. The wrath of God is a very real thing. It’s an attribute of
God. It’s a function of love. If God is love then he is also angry with the non-love. He is angry
with sin, that which destroys us and hurts us.

So, we have now God returning to an evil world. Read Rev. 18 and you see Babylon the Great
is fallen. Read Revelation 17, the great whore. That’s the religions of the world. They are united, and
they are called a whore. And the kings of the earth have relation with the religious systems that
are in the world. But we are not in a religious system. We are in Christ. But we are not part of
the world. We are out of the world, but we are in it. And by this time in history we are not there.
But the world is here without us.

The world is here operating without us, without the Holy Spirit
of God with this intensity. Without the Spirit of God with the evangelism and the conviction.
Without the Spirit of God, the world is in very bad condition with the deceitfulness of the world,
the ways of the world, the mind of the world, the arrogance of the world, but Christ will return.
So, up on our screen, we are in the end of the seven year period when Christ is returning. What
happens in the seven year period? Perhaps we read it in Revelation like we see it in Revelation 14,
15, 16, 17, 18. You see the incredible deception in the world.

What does this have to do with the book of Joel? A lot. Cause Joel is in the 9th century B.C. And
the whole idea is that he can see that there is a kingdom coming one day. And before that
comes, he doesn’t know about the church age. He only knows about Israel. And he knows that
Israel – here is our time line here. Israel has been devoured by a plague. By caterpillars. By
locusts. By just in short time, everything green has been eaten. Everything green has been
devoured. There is no food. There is no wine, no vines. There is no food for cattle. Cattle are
dying. People are starving.

There is an amazing plague that comes upon the country. That’s
what he’s talking about in chapter 1. And then comes a drought. Another plague, and I’m
thinking maybe we should just sometimes realize that God speaks to the world by catastrophic
events. We have a lot of tornadoes in our country. Climatic changes. We have things that should
wake us up, and realize why is this happening? Why are things changing? What is happening?
Maybe we should turn to God.

And so, Joel says that. He says here in chapter 2:12, “rend your hearts not your garments.”
Remember when the Jewish people would be grieved, they could take, the priest would take his
garment and tear his garment like this. And God says don’t tear your garment. Tear your heart.
Open your heart. Be broken for what is happenig. Tear your heart. Repent. Come to me. And
that’s in the text.

And then, it looks like they actually do it, and then he says that which the caterpillar has eaten, I
will restore. I will restore to you what you have lost. I will give it to you. What you have lost, I will give back to you. And then he is saying there is a day coming. There is a day coming. I love
that. There is a day coming. Wow! They couldn’t see. They didn’t know where it would fit in, but
look up on the screen for a second.

When Jesus was raised from the dead, Peter preaches at Pentecost. Right here. Jesus is raised
from the dead, and there’s Pentecost. And he quotes from Joel 2:28. And he says this is the day
that the prophet spoke about, the pouring out of the Holy Spirit. What we see here at Pentecost
is the pouring out of the Holy Spirit. When the sun is darkened and the moon is made like blood,
then this is the day that the prophet spoke about.

But we understand that Pentecost was so incredible. They spoke in different languages. They
had such authority. It was so anointed of God, that they could actually – my words – just reach
and touch God. God was so thick and so heavy on Pentecost. There was so much joy, and the
clarity of God was there. Well, this has a double meaning. This is what they said Peter said it
here. But there is another day coming, and that’s here at the Millennium. When in the Tribulation
period, the sun will be darkened and the moon will be like blood, and the Holy Spirit will be
poured out. And there will be a day when men will dream dreams and have prophesy and see
visions and there will be an amazing outpouring.

This is the latter. This is the outpouring of the Holy Spirit that will come when Jesus comes back and brings his kingdom on the earth. I am sure that during church history there have been outpourings of incredible revivals. We read
about them in history. And we love it, cause Joel 2:28 is saying that. That is what God wants to
do, and draw a people for himself out of every nation and every kindred and every tongue. This
is world missions. This is sharing the message. This is the work of the Holy Spirit in the time of
the church. This is his will.

This is what he wants. And then there is the time – we’ll read it a little
later – there is the time when the weapons, the swords will be pounded into plowshares. This is
the time in the Millennium when there will be no more war. There will be no ethnic tension.
There’ll be no fighting. Just simply one language it says in Zechariah at the end of that book,
and many other things regarding the Millennial reign. We are anticipating a kingdom, the
kingdom of God coming on the earth. I actually went way over on what I wanted – I wanted to
just touch on a little few things, but we kind of went into it there. Okay. Amen.

Wow. Beautiful, huh. So beautiful. What a Spirit-filled assembly we have here, huh? It’s
amazing. It is. Gathering in Christ’s name. Worshipping him in our hearts. Wow. We need it.
Don’t we? We need it, Lord. We need it. We need you. You are, you are our God. Thank you,
Lord. The Spirit of God is in us and with us. We worship him. Beautiful. Okay.

Little preliminary work here. I want to say something very fundamental, but actually not always
understood by people. We can draw it this way. There’s an agreement God made or a covenant.
It’s right here. Covenant. Is it up there? Covenant with God. Not yet? Okay. Okay. Great art
work! Covenant with God. God made a covenant with Abraham in Genesis 12:3. Turn there with me.
Genesis 12:3. Verse two actually. vs. 2. I’ll make of you a great nation.

I’ll make of you a great nation. Many times, people only understand it like Abraham was the father of the Jews, that nation. God gave him a son and land. Two things Abraham got: land and a son. And both were difficult to
get. Actually, the land he didn’t own any of the land except for what he bought for his wife’s tomb
to bury his wife, Sarah. That was all. He died. He didn’t own the land, but he had the land by
promise. He had a son. That was also difficult. He had a son in old age. So, both of these things
are important for us. This is God’s Word. There’s no way this book could ever be written unless
God wrote it. There’s no way. The way it goes together. What it says to us. What God is saying
to us. It’s amazing. The Bible.

Now, we want to – we can write a word here, HESED. It’s a Hebrew word that many of you
know. The markings on it I don’t know exactly. The spelling is like that. It means loyal like
covenant love. Loyal love. Real love. By the way, that’s why we believe in marriage. Why do we
believe in marriage? Like you could live together with your girlfriend, but that’s like, it’s like
cheap compared to what we think. Why do we believe in marriage? Why? Why do we believe in marriage? Isn’t that a good question? Why should I go get married? Why can’t I just live with my
girlfriend, right?

Here’s the answer. Covenant. Legal commitment. Cause your relationship goes up and down,
and sometimes when it goes down and it’s down and it stays down, I’m out of there. Or she’s
gone. So, that relationship is over. That’s why. But when you make a covenant, it’s not that easy.
And this is what God did with Abraham. That if you disappoint me Abraham, I’m going to be loyal
to you. I’m staying in it. I’m staying in the program. I’m making a commitment to you. I’m going to
love you with an everlasting love.

These verses, and we are in Greater Grace World Outreach and we know our Bibles somewhat
and we hear these verses. Jeremiah 31:3, and many others. The book of Hosea. Hosea, go take
Gomer for your wife who was a prostitute. She runs away. He doesn’t even know if the children
she has are his. It can’t be proven, but it’s suggesting that they are not his children. And then
she sells herself, and she’s a slave. God says to Hosea, go and pay for her. Buy her, and bring
her back home. What’s he talking about? This kind of love. Covenant love. Covenant love.
Because this is a picture of God and Israel. Israel has played the harlot, but how can I give you
up, O Ephraim? In the book of Hosea, 8:11 is it?

I cannot. I cannot leave you. I cannot. I cannot. Now, notice something. There’s another covenant. There’s another covenant that God made with the Jews. It is called the Mosaic covenant. I want to draw your attention to Deuteronomy 30. Turn there with me. Because the minor prophets, it’s hard to read them without understanding these
two concepts. Because it’s actually maybe 28. It’s better to go to Deuteronomy 28. Chapter 28. I have it
marked here, and it’s easier for me to read it. I have it marked. It’s 28 to chapter 30. It’s a
conditional covenant. It’s about obedience. If you will obey me. If you will obey me. If you will
disobey me. If you will listen to me, and do what I say. If you will not listen to me, and not do
what I say. So, look at chapter 28:2.

vs. 2. If you will listen to me. And in that is the idea of obedience. It’s actually said at different
times here. If you will hear me. If you will obey me. If you will do what I say, what will happen?
You’ll be blessed in the city, vs. 3. That’s why when we moved to Baltimore, like some people
said I don’t want to go to Baltimore. I would say I’m blessed. If I can hear the voice of God, I’ll be
blessed in the city. And if we go to the countryside, I’ll be blessed in the countryside. If God
sends me to Budapest, he will bless. If we’re in the countryside, we’ll be blessed. If you’re in
New York City, you are blessed. If you’re in Tokyo or the mountains or wherever it is that you
are, if you will hear me, if you will follow me. He’s saying to the Jewish people, but also it applies
to us, too. But this is conditional.

What if you disobey? Vs. 15-19. Now, if you read these chapters, you kind of get nervous about
it. And you might think, I don’t know about my obedience. I don’t know how good that’s going
right now. I’m not very obedient. I think I’m actually in some state of rebellion. And maybe I’m
suffering because of it. That’s how the Jews would read this.

And by the way, I do believe and of course not preaching to Jewish folks; and we’d be very
careful to say. But how much suffering do they have because of rejecting the Messiah. Not
afflicted by us in any way. We want their blessing. But also in their history, it’s tough. Tough
going. So, you have Mosaic covenant that’s conditional. If you disobey me, then there will be
trouble in your life. But if you obey me, then there will be this blessing.

Now, what do we think about this? I think I must say something about it. I think that what we
learn is how much we enjoy being filled with the Spirit. How much we enjoy faith. How much we
enjoy being obedient I our heart and our mind to hear God and follow him. And as we follow, we
find the fruit of the Spirit, the filling of the Spirit, the fellowship of love though we are not perfect
but still. And when we fail, we fall into grace. We are in grace. This covenant is – Christ is the
end of the law. He is the end game of what this is really meaning.

For Jesus was always obedient, and the blessing that he had in his life, and that obedience of Christ is imputed to us.
We have the new nature. We have the nature of Christ in us. So, obedience is not, is not a bondage. It’s actually part of our new nature. It’s submission. It’s worship. It’s faith. So, this is
how we live.

I bring this up, because in the book of Joel you see both of these. You people have suffered,
and God is dealing with you. I want you to see something about this. It’s like a father. Let me get
rid of the words. I’ll draw it this way. Covenant one and then this covenant. It’s kind of like God is
saying I love you, and you could never change the love that I have for you. But then, will you
obey me? Are you subject to me? Will you obey me? No. We are not obeying you. We are going
our own way. We have other gods. We are worshipping other gods.

Now, Joel doesn’t talk about these other gods as the other minor prophets do. But so the timing
of the prophet – this is one of the things about the prophet Joel is the timing was it before the
exile or after? And what I understand it that most of it is before. They assume it was early when
he was in the southern kingdom of Judah. Maybe the time of Elijah, and he might have known
Elijah. And that Israel is turning away from God. But there is also, there is this famine and
drought that we read about in chapter 1. Joel has a message. And it’s kind of like, I like this like
a father has a son. His son is struggling. The father is saying, you know, like I need to correct
you. I’m talking to you. Turn to me. Let’s turn to Joel 2:12.

vs. 12. Why did they turn away? Why did they turn away? Because this is our nature. We can’t
see God. We don’t understand his ways. We don’t realize the value of faith. Because we don’t
have a priest or a teacher. We don’t have a messenger or prophet. We don’t have a minister.
But we go our way, and so Joel is the man that’s saying turn to the Lord with all your heart.
What a good word that is.

Turn to the Lord, because the cankerworm or the locusts and these different words.
Cankerworm. Palmerworm. What I read is they are all the names of different species of locust
that can eat and devour a whole country in a short time. And they die and they smell. They eat.
They reproduce. They also die. They can be washed up on the shore of the Mediterranean, and
it smells because there are millions of them.

So, this is a natural disaster to speak to the people to turn to God. And so, we have here in this
verse the exhortation to turn. Turn to me. I think we should turn to God. I don’t know why I did or
you. I don’t know how it works, but it happens. You turn and in turning it’s kind of like you’re
going this way. You stop. I don’t have the strength to change my life. I can’t change my life. I
don’t have the strength to do that. I cannot do that.

I knew I couldn’t do that. But I could stop and turn even to the side. I’m not even walking. I’m just turning and look at Jesus. That’s all. Just turn and look at Jesus, and he gives you the repentance. Turn to me. And I will give you that
grace. And turn and then follow me. You go and follow him, and you actually go another way.
How does that happen? We don’t know, but it’s written here. It happens. It happens to us.
And then, it says in that chapter, the same one, I will restore the years that the cankerworm has
eaten. Look at chapter 2:13.

Wow. I just think that in the world we live in, Lord, why don’t you
come back? And he could say I have more people. What kind of people do you have? I’ve got
bad people, and they could turn to me. Do you want bad people? Yes, I want to save bad
people. I want to save them. I want to give them grace. I want to love them. I want to bring them
into my family. They’ll be born again. That’s my desire. That’s why there’s the preaching in the
world. That’s why he’s patient with us. That’s why he’s doing his work, and what a joy it is to see
what he does.

vs. 13-14. Who knows? Who knows what God will do. Remember David was to be penalized,
and he could fall into the hands of his enemies or fall into the hand of God. He said I’ll fall into
the hand of God. I’ll take God. Much better than men. I’ll fall into the hand of God. Who knows
what God will do by his grace. Okay.

Now, go to chapter 2:25. It looks like the prosperity returns. It looks like the Lord pities his
people. He says in vs. 19-21. Yes, thank you, Lord. vs. 22-23. vs. 25-26. That means there was the famine, the locusts that came that ate everything. Then the drought. Then the repentance,
and then the Lord being merciful and very kind, and restoring to them. This is a good picture.
This is a great story. This is healing. This is God. This is God healing a nation like the United
States of America or some other place. This is God doing his work by his grace, and Israel of
course is the example of this.

Now, look up on our screen. In Hosea, we have the prophet. Hosea. We have Amos. We have
Micah. They all have their stories about the Jewish people disobeying. Disobeying. Many
examples through those minor prophets. You have the adultery. You have tyrrany. You have
leaders. We have liars. We have false prophets. We have cheaters and deceivers. We have
terrible things happening in Israel. We have blindness. We have religious arrogance. Well, we
know about it in the time of Jesus.

We see how it can go in the time of Jesus. And he comes,
and he’s crucified. But long before he comes, it’s happening as a pattern in the nation. It
happens as a pattern in our history, in our country. It happens. When will it stop? When will it
stop? When will God do something? When will it stop? Or another way of saying, when will the
Millennium come? When will Christ return? When will the nations be gathered in the valley of
decision? The valley of Jehoshaphat where it’s called the valley of decision in Joel 3.

Well, we don’t know, but this is the pattern. Just look up for a minute. Oh, I love you but. Oh, you
break my heart. You break my heart. Turn to me. And then, they would say, why would we turn
to you? Because I love you with a covenant. I cannot break the covenant that I made with you. I
will be with you. I will be, but I cannot handle your sin, your arrogance, your independence, your
selfishness, your adulteries, your lies, your cheating. How my people suffer.

I will send an army from the north, from Assyria. I will send an army from the east from Babylon, and they will come
in and plunder and destroy and take you away captive. I will do that, and Habakkuk the prophet
had a big question about that. How can that be? Why would you do that, God? That will come
up in our study probably of Habakkuk. But you get the idea. You see how much God loves these
people. What it means to us. It’s amazing. It’s amazing. I love it. It’s incredible.

Sometimes when I’m reading, you touch that verse. You read about all the problems and then
suddenly that verse comes and you go, woe! There it is. That’s this one. That’s that one. Oh, I
love you. I love you. This is God. I love you. You cannot change the love I have for you. You
know, sometimes you touch that in the prophet. The prophet is saying it out of the blue, like out
of no where. God is very angry. Very angry and the wrath of God is there. The anger of God and
the chastisement and the dealing with the people, and then suddenly. I cannot give you up. I
cannot do it.

Okay, now go to Joel 2:28. This is this picture of our time line. We have the cross, the church
age. Now, we have the church is gone. We leave in the Rapture. Jesus meets us in the air. We
go. We’re in heaven for seven years. Seven years. It may be. We don’t know exactly. It maybe
be. But it’s a short time. We’re in heaven with Christ in the Rapture with our bodies. Just think
about your body. Yes, this one. You may not like it, but you’re going to like it when you see it
glorified. It will be awesome. It will be you. It will be you. I like it. It’s beautiful.

You know, I talked to a Buddhist one time, and he said that – I said, what do you think? Do you
believe in a resurrection? No, we all go kind of blend into the whole universe. We’re all one in
the whole universe. And he said what do you believe? I said, no. I want to be me. I just can’t get
over it. I just want to be me. I want to exist. My mom called me by a name when I was born, and
I just want to stay that way. I want to keep going in that direction. I’m going to be resurrected
with a glorified body. That’s going to be me. And I’m not the universe, but I’m in heaven with
God. He said, it sounds very egotistical. I say, yeah. I think it does! I enjoy that. I think God
made us that way to enjoy the fact that we are an entity made in his image and we’ll be glorified
and that’s a good thing and so enjoy it. But if you can’t and you want to go the other way, that’s
your call.

Okay. So, Joel 2:28. When the Holy Spirit is poured out, and I said at Pentecost here. Here is
Joel 2:28. We know because Peter quoted it. This will not be long. We’ll finish up in a minute.

Joel 2:28, And I mean at Pentecost it was poured out in Jerusalem, but it also does say here on
all flesh. That will happen in the Millennium for sure. I’m not saying in any way, I’m not
contesting Peter at all. But he made a very good point, that the Holy Spirit was poured out on
those people in Jerusalem and it was extraordinary. vs. 28. The time of the Jesus Movement
back in the 70’s, the late 60’s, this was a verse that we all knew and quoted; because it was
really happening where we just sensed that this is what’s needed.

Words. Words from God. The Bible opening it up, and having vision and having dreams and believing God for something new. vs. 29-31. Great and terrible day. Now, notice. That’s the seven years and then this Millennium.
So, we have the great and terrible day. This is the terrible time of the Tribulation, and there are
many terms for it. It’s the incredible time with the Jewish people being hunted, hunted down in
the world and in midway tribulation, the Jews will be hunted down. But God will take 144,00 of
them, and set them aside. Mark them. They will become like Billy Graham’s on steroids in the
Tribulation period. They will evangelize. Anything like the Apostle Paul. They will be like the
Apostle Paul a hundred times more.

I’m making that up. I don’t know, but they will not be pushovers. They will be aggressive. They
will evangelize. And the Spirit of God will be moving in a dark time. A terrible day. A very hard
time in history, so much that the whole human race could be destroyed if it wasn’t for saving the
planet? No, if it wasn’t for God. God saves the human race by coming back. By Jesus coming in
the air with an army and with a rod like a baseball bat and a pottery shop and just be smashing
the wickedness of the governments of the world. The Gentile leaders. Because they have
proven the nature of man. They have shown they don’t have righteousness. They have shown
they are not godly. They have shown and ruled the world with tyranny and oppression and
wickedness. But this is different now. This is the day of the Lord.

All right. Let’s finish us. Chapter 3:2, you can read Rev. 19 and see what happens in that valley.
Go down to verse 9-12. It’s kind of like a taunt. Come on. Go ahead. Bring all your weapons.
Bring them all down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Take your nuclear weapons, your airplanes
and everything you got. The human race. Come on. Bring it on, and come against my nation,
Israel. Come on to the valley of Jehoshaphat. I invite you. This is the great and terrible day of
the Lord. This is at the end of the Tribulation period, I understand. And then will come the
thousand years and it will be another world. Thank you, Jesus.
How could the prophet Joel know this? How could he in the 9th century B.C. write

about these things that go together with the book of Revelation and the gospel of Matthew and 2
Thessalonians 2 and go together with Amos and many other prophets? Isaiah especially. How could he
know about the end and where it’s going and what God’s plan is for the world? God tells us this
and it’s sure. Okay. Amen. Would you pray with me.


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