JOEL 2: 11
11. And the Lord shall utter His voice before His army: for His camp is very great: for He is strong that executeth His Word: for the Day of the Lord is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?
This is talking about a spiritual army that cannot be seen. I believe these to be the dead in Christ that are leaving heaven with Jesus on white horses.
7. They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march everyone on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks:
8. Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk everyone in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded.
10. The earth shall quake before them: the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining:
Isaiah 13 is about the last days and speaks of a people coming from the end of heaven.
Is. 13:5 They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the Lord, and the weapons of His indignation, to destroy the whole earth. KJV. It is the end of heaven because He is creating a new one.
The beginning of Joel 2 is sounding an alarm, blowing the trumpet in Zion for the Day of the Lord cometh. This is the wrath of God being poured out and destroying all the evil in its path. This army does not become wounded when they fall upon the sword. They are spiritual beings awaiting their resurrected bodies. Jesus is leading them on that white horse.
So, what are we to do?
Joel 2:12 Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to Me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:
13. And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth Him of evil. KJV.
He is telling us to examine our life for the last time. When this army comes, they destroy everything in their path. We must turn to the Lord. Not to our pastor. Not to the TV preachers. Not to our phones and Google “repentance.”
We are to come to Him and seriously talk about our life, our loves, our routines and our sins. We must earnestly look at our heart and ask Him if we are ready. He will be honest with us and show us what we need to see. He must be our everything. He must be the one we turn to for help. He wants us to bow before Him and serve Him. Who do you bow or submit to?
It must be Him and not the things of this world which will be burnt in the fire of His wrath.
- God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
- Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the midst of the sea. KJV.