Joel 3:9-11 ..................... Proclaim this among the nations : Prepare war, wake up the mighty men , let all the men of war near, let them come : Beat your plowshares into swords , and their spears into pruning hooks : let the weak say I am strong. Assemble yourselves , and come, all ye heathen , and gather yourselves together round about: there make your Mighty come down , O Lord .
#1namishaAnswered at 2013-02-17 22:54:45
Remember to keep in mind exactly what people in the group Joel wrote this letter of prophecy . Sounds from this verse that the armies of God s fight against the army of darkness , is not it ?
Remember , greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world ! You have the armor of God to protect him , along with the host of heaven
#2dishenAnswered at 2013-09-12 16:29:02
This is the time of the great Judgement, it is the coming of Jesus. You need to read the whole chapter to understand.
Yes, in those days, and at that time, when I would restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem,
1 I will assemble all the nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat, And I will enter into judgment with them there on behalf of my people and my inheritance, Israel; Because they have scattered them among the nations, and divided my land.
Over my people they have cast lots; they gave a boy for a harlot, and sold a girl for the wine they drank.
Moreover, what are you to me, Tyre and Sidon, and all the regions of Philistia? Would you take vengeance upon me by some action? But if you do take action against me, swiftly, speedily, I will return your deed upon your own head.
You took my silver and my gold, and brought my precious treasures into your temples!
You sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks, removing them far from their own country!
See, I will rouse them from the place into which you have sold them, and I will return your deed upon your own head.
2 I will sell your sons and your daughters to the people of Judah, who shall sell them to the Sabeans, a nation far off. Indeed, the LORD has spoken.
Declare this among the nations: proclaim a war, rouse the warriors to arms! Let all the soldiers report and march!
3 Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears; let the weak man say, "I am a warrior!"
4 Hasten and come, all you neighboring peoples, assemble there! (Bring down, O Lord, your warriors!)
Let the nations bestir themselves and come up to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; For there I will sit in judgment upon all the neighboring nations.
5 Apply the sickle, for the harvest is ripe; Come and tread, for the wine press is full; The vats overflow, for great is their malice.
Crowd upon crowd in the valley of decision; For near is the day of the LORD in the valley of decision.
Sun and moon are darkened, and the stars withhold their brightness.
The LORD roars from Zion, and from Jerusalem raises his voice; The heavens and the earth quake, but the LORD is a refuge to his people, a stronghold to the men of Israel.
Then shall you know that I, the LORD, am your God, dwelling on Zion, my holy mountain; Jerusalem shall be holy, and strangers shall pass through her no more.
Valley of Jehoshaphat: a symbolic name of the place of final judgment (Joel 4:14). The name Jehoshaphat signifies "Yahweh judges." This place has been popularly identified with the Kidron Valley.
What ever it takes !
Yes there will be spiritual battle.
Israel often faces very serious consequences just by existing !
Verse 21 really catches my eye !
(KJV+) For I will cleanse5352 their blood1818 that I have not3808 cleansed:5352 for the LORD3068 dwelleth7931 in Zion.6726
The New World Translation Say's,
21 And I will consider innocent their blood that I had not considered innocent; and Jehovah will be residing in Zion.”