Joel

E. L. Lovering, Ilfracombe

Name means: The Lard (Yahweh) is God (El). Theme: Thu Government of God.

A three-laid reference to "the Day of the Lord" divides the book into three suctions: —

1. Chaos and Calamity - Day of Desolation.

Ch. 1. 15. "Alas for the day! for the day of the Lord is at hand (is present, hen: and now).

God's government and activity is PRESENT.

The Locust Plague is Fact - Literal.
Figurative - Parabolic.
Futurist – Prophetic.

Ch. 1 depicts the most grievous calamities of an agricultural people, and the prophet calls upon the people, princes and priests to recognize the real meaning of these calamities. It was the Day of Jehovah – God was chastening His people.

The calamities through which men pass area all under His control. God is still on the Throne.

The prophet's appeal is a wide one – “attend ye old men; awake ye drunkards; be ashamed ye husbandmen; arm yourselves ye priests – mourning for mirth, sorrow for song, sackcloth for sacrifice, frustration for fruitfulness.

2. Continuity and Chastening Day of Deliverance.

Ch. 2. 1. "The day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand."

God's government and activity is PERSISTENT.

Ch. 2. The day of Jehovah was not over, if men do not learn the lessons at first He will bring yet other means, more terrible still.

Inward repentance (rend your heart …) and outward response (turn unto the Lord) will bring blessing and deliverance; for the Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and to great kindness.

3. Consummation and Cleansing - Day of Destruction.

Ch. 3. 14. "The day of the Lord is near in the valley of threshing."

God's government and activity is POWERFUL.

Ch. 3. The final movement is the ultimate day of Jehovah, the day of Threshing.To Joel is given the whole Divine Plan of the Ages.

Age of the Spirit. Ch. 2. 28.

Age of the Kingdom.

Ch. 3 - The Restoration of Judah and Jerusalem (v. 2)

The Recovery of lost people Israel (v. 7)

The Recompense of nations by war (v. 12)

Reigning from Zion, centre of His earthly kingdom (v. 17).

We shall be pleased to send a few spare copies of the Jan. / Feb. issue to any who can use thorn to introduce the magazine to others.

There are 9 articles in
ISSUE (1951, Volume 4 Issue 1)

Behaviour in a Crisis

The Hedge of God

Joel

Not Listening

Repentance

Reports of Gospel Work and Other Assembly Activities

The Resurrection - ‘Did Jesus Christ Rise From The Dead?’

Some Lessons from the Chronicles (Part 6)

1 Timothy 4. 10 to 5.2

This article is not part of a series

There are 84 articles by this author

The Trials of Persecution and the Wisdom of God

The First Main Division

The Triumph of Redemption and The Work of God

The Teachings of Jehovah and the will of God - Part 1

Revelation of Divine Purpose in Exodus

The Teachings of Jehovah and the will of God - Part 2

Lessons from Leviticus - Introduction and Chapter 1

Lessons from Leviticus - Chapters 6-10

Lessons from Leviticus - Chapters 11-17

Lessons from Leviticus - Chapter 23

Lessons from Leviticus - Chapters 24-25

Notes from Numbers - Chapters 22 - 25

Notes from Numbers - Chapters 26-30

Notes from Numbers - Chapters 31-35

In the Beginning

Trivials or Spirituals?

Patient Perseverance

Restful Resignation

The Flood - Fact or Fiction?

Gifts to the Church - 1 Cor. 12.

Christ and the Bible

Go to Jericho!

Worship: The House Filled (Part 4)

Matter in Miniature

My Beloved

My Beloved ”My Beloved ”

‘My Beloved’ - His Bride (Part 1)

My Beloved

‘My Beloved’ - His Bride (Part 3)

Joel

Amos

Second Epistle of Peter

Obadiah

Habakkuk

The Inspiration of Scripture

Perfect Humanity

Absolute Deity

The Death of Christ

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

The Ascension and Exaltation of Christ

The Holy Spirit - His Person

The Holy Spirit - His Work

The Holy Spirit and His Work (2)

Spiritual Blessings - Remission

Spiritual Blessings - Redemption

Spiritual Blessing - Atonement

Spiritual Blessings - Justification

Spiritual Blessings - Sanctification

John’s Gospel Chapter 1

John’s Gospel chapter 1

John’s Gospel Chapter 1

John’s Gospel Chapter 1

John’s Gospel Chapter 2

John’s Gospel Chapter 4

John’s Gospel Chapter 5

John’s Gospel Chapter 6

John’s Gospel Chapter 6

John’s Gospel Chapter 9

John’s Gospel Chapter 11

John’s Gospel Chapter 6

John’s Gospel Chapter 8

John’s Gospel Chapter 10

John’s Gospel Chapter 11

John’s Gospel Chapter 13

John’s Gospel Chapter 15

John’s Gospel Chapter 3

John’s Gospel Chapter 4

John Chapter 8

John Chapter 12

John Chapters 13-16

John Chapters 17-19

John Chapters 20 & 21

The Preparation for a Gospel Message

By Galilee

Walking on the Waves, Mark 6. 45-52

Ritual and Reality

Highlights of the Gighway (1)

Highlights of the Highway (2)

The Unclean Spirit, Mark 1. 21-28

The Man with the withered hand, Mark 3. 1-6

Scenes in the Synagogue (3)

Gathering To His Name - Matt. 18. 20

The Lord’s Table And The Lord’s Supper 1 Cor. 10, 15, 23. 11. 20—34

Himself