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