Joel 3:9-17; Threatenings against Israel’s Enemies; “Prepare war, wake up the mighty men;” “Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision;” A challenge given to all the enemies of God’s Kingdom to do their worst, to signify to them that God is preparing war against them, they are called upon to prepare war against him; Note, The greatness of men’s wickedness makes them ripe for God’s judgment; Note, Enoch said, “Behold, the Lord comes,” as if the Judge were then standing before the door, because it is certain that that day will come and will come according to the appointment, and a thousand years with God are but as one day; things are ripening apace for it; we ought always to be ready for it, because our judgment is at hand. B.C. 720

Threatenings against Israel's Enemies. B. C. 720. Joel 3:9-17 9 Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up:   10 Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning-hooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.   11 Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones Continue Reading

Joel 3:1-8;Threatenings against Israel’s Enemies; Though the bondage of God’s people may be grievous and very long, yet it shall not be everlasting; Whatsover nation injured God’s nation, they should not go unpunished; Those that contend with God will find themselves unable to make their part good with Him; He will recompense them suddenly, when they little think of it, and have not time to prevent it; if He take them to task, He will soon effect their ruin; It is certain that none ever hardened His heart against God, or His Church, and prospered long. B.C. 720

J O E L. CHAPTER 3 In the close of the foregoing chapter we had a gracious promise of deliverance in Mount Zion and Jerusalem; now this whole chapter is a comment upon that promise, showing what that deliverance shall be, how it shall be wrought by the destruction of the church's enemies, and how it shall be perfected in the everlasting rest and joy of the church. This was in part accomplished in the deliverance of Jerusalem from the Continue Reading