16 And He that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped. ‘antechomai’—‘adhere or cling to, hold fast to, clutch, hold one’s self in opposition to, etc.’) to the one and despise (Grk. Are You Going Steady? 13 Swing the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. As Jesus said in Mt. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before. Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision. There is no past or future with him.” It is we who are time bound. The storehouses are in ruins, the granaries have been broken down, for the grain has dried up. This was the nature of their covenant relationship with God. 14 ¶ Declare a holy fast; call a sacred assembly. The Occasion: the Locust Plague (1:1-4). 11 The LORD thunders at the head of his army; his forces are beyond number, and mighty are those who obey his command. The Jews will never again stray. Every nation, every individual involved, has sworn allegiance to one side or the other. b. Joel’s plea for prayer (1:14-20), b. Joel’s plea and prescription (2:12-27), a) The cry of the faithful (2:15-17), b. Why? They heard on the news that a teenage girl with the name of Glover was shot and killed in Chicago the night before and wondered if it was Selena. They plunge through defenses without breaking ranks. Sermon Tone Analysis. Joel looks toward Heaven and cries for vengeance! 1 ¶ 'In those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem. Before, the focus was the remnant of Jews who survived the great tribulation and witnessed the second coming of Christ. © 2020 SermonSearch. Joel is one of the twelve minor prophets in the Old Testament. Decision is an important thing in life.Life is all about decisions of life or death,good or evil.How & how long you take your decision dertemines you life.Make wise and quick decision for life! Wail, all you drinkers of wine; wail because of the new wine, for it has been snatched from your lips. We too, should live in constant light of God’s presence, for in David Jeremiah’s words as he introduced his teaching series on Revelation, “An eternal God only operates in the present. The “Valley of Decision” is called that for a reason. the valley of decision. Posted on September 9, 2020 • Updated September 14, 2020 Pastor Mark Trice Revival 1 0 Share on Facebook 17 Let the priests, who minister before the LORD, weep between the temple porch and the altar. Oddly enough, this speaks of another valley!