BLOW THE TRUMPET IN ZION
Blow 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 is coming. Joel 2:1
The prophet Joel is prophesying of a time of great distress and anguish, a prophecy for more than one time, but especially for the last days in which we are entering. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to predict our future because it is being played out before our very eyes on the nightly news. War in the middle east, ISIS, Ebola in America, terror on every side, violence in the streets and the sounds of anarchy rising from the depths of civil unrest.
Contrary to popular belief and misguided church folk, the people that Joel is describing are not the people of God, but a hoard of demonic soldiers called to conquer and even God claims them to be His army. Sound ludicrous, read it, we as the body of Christ don't leave a desolate wilderness behind us and peoples faces aren't drained of color in our presence and we don't display the fangs of a lioness! Joel is describing a horrible army likened to locusts come to strip the land of God's branches and destroy the harvest.
The scene is one of a backslidden people steeped in ritual and tradition, unrepentant and desolate, not realizing God's absence nor the discerning of good and evil, they continue to act out their worship to a God long gone as they try to establish themselves as His people although He doesn't recognize them any longer! Their leadership blind and deaf, they wander aimlessly from one dead ritual to another but to no avail, their only Hope has left them as a husband leaves an adulteress!
Alas, sinful nation, a people laden, (weighed down) with iniquity, a brood (offspring) of evildoers, children who are corrupters! They have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked to anger the Holy One of Israel, they have turned away backward. Isaiah 1:4
THE DAY OF THE LORD
The earth quakes before them, the heavens tremble; the sun and moon grow dark, and the stars diminish their brightness. The Lord gives voice before His army, for His camp is very great; for strong is the One who executes His word, for the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; who can endure it? Joel 2:10,11
The day of the Lord is at hand and we are in the midst of the greatest spiritual battle ever fought as the very gates of Hell are opened and a demonic army flood the earth. In America the security of a nation has been breached by the lack of leadership and the corruption of a once great government in which God has been expelled!
In a matter of months the borders of America have been overrun by illegal aliens, the White House was invaded by an intruder who walked through the unguarded and unlocked front door and the deadliest virus in the world entered unchecked to begin its devastating work in the streets of a country totally unaware of their spiritual condition, politically stupid and spiritually blind. As the prophets have warned for eons that there would be a day of judgment upon the wicked and a great trial upon the righteous as the hordes of Hell invade the world with darkness and destruction and apostasy descends upon a people once loyal to the Savior, but now asleep in a coma of complacency!
In Revelation 6:8 it speaks of a pale horse and the name of it's rider is Death and Hades followed with him and authority was given to them to kill a fourth of the earth with the sword, (war) with hunger, (famine) and by the beasts of the earth. (it is thought that Ebola is contracted from monkeys and bats) The current population of the earth is approximately 7 billion people and a fourth would be somewhere around 1.8 billion killed! That is an astronomical figure, but totally attainable by what is already beginning to ravish the planet by wars, famines and deadly plagues.
"Now therefore," says the Lord, "Turn to Me with all of your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning." So rend your heart, and not your garments; return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness; and He relents from doing harm. Joel 2:12,13
SOUND AN ALARM
Blow the trumpet in Zion. Consecrate a fast, call a sacred assembly; gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders! Joel 2:15,16
The winds of judgment are blowing and God is wanting His people to repent and come back to Him and be delivered so that they can receive His blessing and the subsequent outpouring of His Spirit. The day of the Lord is coming and His people are asleep, unresponsive to His Spirit and totally unaware of what is right outside of their stain glassed sanctuaries.
God is speaking through the prophet Joel to assemble the elders and the priests who minister to the Lord to repentance from selfish ambition and greed and to come together in unity and humility to train and equip His people who are ignorant in regards to spiritual warfare! This is the time to regain our heritage and prepare for war as the devil comes in the fury of violence, terror and death to destroy God's people and to stop the forward motion of the most powerful entity in the world, the church of the Lord Jesus Christ!
If the present day five-fold ministry of leadership won't repent of their foolishness and their total lack of concern in training His people, God will remove them and replace them with godly men after His own heart and purpose and not their own. This is the most serious time in all the world's history for God's people to make a last stand before His return instead of simply sitting in the pew awaiting the final blast of the trumpet to suck them up to Heaven in which they may have a very rude awakening!
Let the priests, who minister to the Lord, (Royal Priesthood) weep between the porch and the altar; let them say, "Spare Your people, O Lord, and do not give Your heritage to reproach, that the nations (powers of darkness) should rule over them. Why should they say among the peoples, 'Where is their God?' " Joel 2:17
THE LAST OUTPOURING
"And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and Your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions. And also on My menservants and on My maidservants (disciples) I will pour out My Spirit in those days." Joel 2:28,29
As it was in the beginning with the appearance of the Son of God so it will be again as we approach His second coming, the Holy Spirit will be poured out and will transform the entire spiritual landscape. Many are looking for a last days church to rule the world and politics through their wealth and influence but I see a humble people empowered with the very purpose and nature of God in their heart.
The body of Christ will arise from the ashes of religious tradition and ritual and be about their Father's business and not their own, establishing His kingdom on earth as it is in Heaven. Signs, wonders and miracles will abound as they preach the gospel of the kingdom bringing many souls to repentance, healing the sick, casting out demons and raising the dead! The Christian world view will again be the discipleship of the nations and the equipping of the saints for the work of service and the nonsense of the present church of all about me will die to itself and any who are left will take up their cross, repent of worshiping man and follow Jesus with all of their heart!
With the advent of the "Blood Moon" sequence, a sign in the heavens of the coming of the "Day of the Lord" fulfilling the prophecy of Joel in which the moon will appear as blood red four times in the next two years with a total eclipse of the sun in the midst of this prophetic event for all the world to see. Last spring saw the first Blood Moon, and we are going to see the second on October the eighth leaving the eclipse of the sun and two more Blood Moons and then as at previous times a great change in the earth will appear! Are you ready to see the final chapter unfold on the earth as Heaven once again descends upon the earth with power and glory transforming everything it touches, restoring the authority of the Royal House of the Lord Jesus Christ?
"And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun will be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord. And it will come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved." Joel 2:30-32
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin