In the Bible you find a minor prophet named Joel. He ministered in Judah, southern part of Philistine, where the tribe of Judah stayed. The most powerful of all the twelve tribes of Israel. Joel ministered at a time when drought and plague of locusts had devastated the economy. He used the phrase “the day of the Lord”. Written “Alas for the day! For the day of the Lord is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come. Joel 1:15. The day of the Lord described both their present calamities and the future judgment that would come upon the whole world. Joel called the nations to repent. And promised that the Lord would forgive and bless them. Showing God’s message of judgment is not left without a promise of hope. Think about it this way, “it is always the day of the Lord.” No matter what calamities may come to men and nations, He is always in control, and these calamities remind us of the greater judgment yet come. Comes the propitiation. Jesus Christ the Son of God took our sins,  punishment and death. Resulting in a new life in His likeness. His shed Blood gives Sanctification. Cleansing and reconciling us to the Father. With Faith and Grace we are accepted by Him. Our calling is to hear God’s Word and the Holy Spirit to interpret. Be awakened therefore knowing that the result of sin and iniquity brings judgment to our land. It is time to seek the Face of the Lord. Believers should ask God for mercy and help coming from His Grace.  Be reminded, “If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicle 7:14.  Grace is available. “For the grace of God that bring salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world. Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.” Titus 2:11-13. Do these, number your days, wait on the Lord, be patient, live in Faith and Grace. Soon we will meet the Lord. Amen.  BE BLESSED


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