Application of Joel



        1) What do you see happening in the world, in your nation? Could it be the judgment of the Lord? What could you and others learn from Joel's exhortations? What could you do?


        2) Have you failed God in any way? According to what you have seen on Joel, is there a chance to return to Him? What could you do?   How can you apply the message of Joel to your life? What do you think would happen if your church collectively repented and returned to the Lord? in this manners? Think about it and ask God what to do.


Joel Themes of Application



Theme

Explanation

Importance

Punishment

Like a destroying army of locusts, God’s punishment for sin is overwhelming, dreadful, and unavoidable. When it comes, there will be no food, no water, no protection, and no escape. The day for setting accounts with God for how we have lived is fast approaching.  

God’s is the one with whom we all must reckon-not nature, the economy, or a foreign invader. We can’t ignore or offend God forever. We must pay attention to his message now, or we will face his anger later.  

Forgiveness

God stood ready for forgive and restore all those who would come to him and turn away from sin. God wanted to shower his people with his love and restore them to a proper relationship with him.

Forgiveness comes by turning from sin and turning toward God. It is not too late to receive God’s forgiveness. God’s greatest desire is for you to come to him.    

Promise of the

Holy Spirit

Joel predicts the time when God will pour out his Holy Spirit on all the people. It will be the beginning of new and fresh worship of God by those who believe in him, as well as the beginning of judgment on all who reject him.

God is in control. Justice and restoration are in his hands. The Holy Spirit confirms God’s love for us just as he did for the first Christians (Acts 2). We must be faithful to God and place our life under the guidance and power of his Holy Spirit.