Joel 1:4 – This event is the biggest event in 5 generations (Joel 1:2-3), and has 4 layers of destruction (Joel 1:4).
Joel 1:14 – A solemn assembly. Several groups have put out guidelines for calling a “solemn assembly” including the Southern Baptist Convention, Family Research Council, and Presbyterian Mission.
Joel 2:10 – These events look like the events of the fifth seal (Revelation 6:12-13), and are reiterated in Joel 2:31).
Joel 2:13 – “Rend your heart, and not your garments.” God wants internal, actual change, not just external conformity.
Notice who God is – “gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.” That’s almost word for word from Jonah 4:2, which showed that Jonah was familiar with these writings.
Joel 2:25 – How’s this for a promise – in spite of four layers of destruction (Joel 1:4), God is promising to restore the lost years!
Joel 2:28 – This was quoted as a fulfillment in Acts 2:17 in Peter’s Pentecost message.
Joel 2:32 – This is almost an exact quote of Romans 10:13! Those days are now here – the message of salvation is offered universally!
Revelation 1:3 – Revelation can be hard to follow, but it comes with a blessing for those who read and hear this book!
Revelation 1:5 – Yes, Jesus washed us in His blood!
Revelation 1:11 – Jimmy DeYoung has produced a documentary “Let them Hear” – you can watch it online at ChristianCinema.com.
Psalm 128:1 – Speaking of blessings, let’s be sure to fear the LORD!
Proverbs 29:18 – More blessings for those who keep the law!