Commentary by: Gordon King
The time is near. The signs are all around us. Jesus is returning soon. The Tribulation Period will begin soon.
Evil, violence, natural disasters and catastrophic events are about to get much, much worse.
King James Version (KJV)
28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come.
32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call.
God is and has been pouring out his Spirit upon the servants and handmaids in these days. This has been happening over the past year or two and will continue for a short while.
Your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions and your old men shall dream dreams. This is and has been happening over the past year or two. I know for a fact that it is happening, even now. God has given me dreams and visions which have come to pass. I have experienced it first hand. Visions of the Japan earthquake/tsunami, dreams of increasing evil in the world, dreams of plane crashes. All of these have come to pass.
I have also had a dream of a 7.2 earthquake in California. This has not come to pass yet. Many other people are having the same dream, of a large earthquake in California. Even larger than the one in my dream.
People, including myself, have had dreams of America being attacked. Of nuclear war. We are still waiting for these to come to pass.
Verse 19 speaks of the signs in heaven.
The comet Ison is due to come closest to earth at the end of November. Other comets which have come close to earth in the past have been a sign of things to come. Events which have occurred in our world after sighting the comets. Very significant events have happened four years after sighting the comets. I am not going to site them here, you can watch the video below by Perry Stone explaining them: “Haley” comet several times and “Hale-Bopp” comet.
Verse 19 also speaks of signs on the earth and of blood, fire and pillars of smoke. Well, we have seen blood red oceans, lakes, rivers and rain. We have seen major fires this year across the globe. We have also seen pillars of smoke from fires, volcanoes, crashes and explosions world wide. It could also mean blood, fire and smoke from a great war or wars.
Verse 20 says that the sun shall be darkened and the moon will turn blood red. Isn’t that interesting? This is speaking of an eclipse. A blood moon eclipse. We are scheduled for a blood moon tetrad beginning in 2014. He says that this will happen before the great and terrible day of the Lord. Well, it seems that the signs are all here or close at hand.
Verse 21 speaks of salvation. It is interesting to note that he speaks of deliverance right after the beginning of the great and terrible day of the Lord. What exactly does Joel mean by “delivered”? I know that it means salvation, but could it also mean the “rapture” of the church? We need to think about this in the context of what Joel is saying here. He is speaking what it will be like just before the day of the Lord.
The signs are all around us folks and continue to appear each and everyday. Our time is so very short. Accept Jesus now as your Lord and Savior.