Word at Work December 27, 2016

Scripture: Joel 2:1-11

The prophet Joel saw the great army of God coming forward and began to identify how they flowed together and saw that because of their unity, nobody could cut them down. Nobody could endure the army of God. Verse 8 says, “They do not push one another; Every one marches in his own column. Though they lunge between the weapons, They are not cut down.” Be encouraged that in the day of the army of the Lord we will see it. Joel outlines what the end-time church will look like. We know it has an initial and a secondary long-term fulfillment because verse 2 says, “A people come, great and strong, The like of whom has never been; Nor will there ever be any such after them, Even for many successive generations.” The army of the Lord in Joel is an army that executes judgment on the disobedience of covenant people. The army of God will execute judgment and gain a harvest in the last days. Will we grow to the place where we can move God’s Hand for justice and sow it into the next generation? I trust we will, in Jesus’ name!

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