Joel 1‑3  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 9
(Jehovah is God)
The Day of the Lord judgments and blessings. The prophet uses God’s scourge of devastating locusts as a figure of the yet greater and more terrible inroads of the northern Assyrian armies in the last days, ending in the coming of Jehovah to judge the whole power of man, all nations in the Day of the Lord. It is a solemn summons to repentance to all who have ears to hear, especially Jerusalem and Judah. To such will be deliverance and full kingdom blessings. Thus it will be after the commencement of the Day of the Lord that the Holy Spirit will be poured out upon them and “all flesh.”
B.C. 800.