By: Robert Serreyn
Question? Is Joel 2:28-32 for today?
Joel 2:28 – 32 – 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. (30) And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. (31) The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. (32) 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.
Joel Chapter 2 Verses 28 – 32 are the TONGUES / SIGN GIFTS churches favorite verses for they THINK that these verse are for today but nothing could be farther from the truth, And yet there are others that claim that parts of it have taken place here and there already, BUT, this is NOT SO.
Joel 2:28-32 is STILL YET FUTURE
TAKE NOTE in V28 “And IT SHALL COME TO PASS”, meaning it is still GOING TO take place but HAS NOT YET.
The word AFTERWARD is referring to the RESTORATION of the Nation of Israel.
In V32 we are are told that the Sun will be darkened, and the Moon into blood, Revelation 6:12 records this same event DURING the Seal Judgements.
Revelation 6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair )darkened), and the moon became as blood.
Acts 2:17, & 18 repeats this YET FUTURE Prophecy
And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: (18) And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy.
TAKE NOTE again that V17 says “And it shall come to pass in the last days”
This prophecy taken from Joel Chp. 2but it WAS NOT fulfilled at Pentecost.
The Vision and Dreams spoken of here WILL BE of the 2nd Coming of Christ at the end of the Tribulation Period setup and establish his One Thousand year Millennial Kingdom
The Last Days is in reference to Matthew 24:29, & 30 which speaks of that YET FUTURE EVENT…
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: (30) And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
V29 was predicted by the prophet Isaiah in Chp. 13, V9 – 13 which states…
Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. (10) For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine. (11) And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. (12) I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir. (13) Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.
Take NOTE —> of the first 4 words of V29 “Immediately after the tribulation”
Then we ARE TOLD that the next event THAT WILL take place WILL BE the 2nd Coming of Christ.
Joel 2:28-32 is YET FUTURE.
These events WILL ONLY take place at the end the Tribulation Period.
Joel 2:28 – 32 IS NOT for today, It DOES NOT give support for SO CALLED extra biblical revelations as those of the Word of Faith, Pentecostal, and Charismatic churches claim.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH