Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill. Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming. It is close at hand– a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness. Like dawn spreading across the mountains a large and mighty army comes, such as never was of old nor ever will be in ages to come. – Joel 2:1-2
Whenever I think of Yeshua Jesus, I think of Love. I think of what He did for me on the Cross. Indeed, there IS no greater Love than His. He is the Suffering Servant. The innocent Lamb. But the Bible shows us another Jesus, still a man, still bearing the nail scars, as He returns to the earth He created and was crucified upon. This Jesus is riding a white horse, all powerful, commanding a legion of angels. This is what the Prophet Joel predicted, centuries before:
“Before them the earth shakes, the sky trembles, the sun and moon are darkened, and the stars no longer shine. The LORD thunders at the head of his army; his forces are beyond number, and mighty are those who obey his command. The day of the LORD is great; it is dreadful. Who can endure it?” – Joel 2:10:11
The Prophet Isaiah also spoke of this day:
“See, the day of the LORD is coming –a cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger– to make the land desolate and destroy the sinners within it. The stars of heaven and their constellations will not show their light. The rising sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light. I will punish the world for its evil, the wicked for their sins… I will make the heavens tremble; and the earth will shake from its place at the wrath of the LORD Almighty, in the day of his burning anger.” – Isaiah 13:9-13
And Yeshua Jesus Himself spoke of it:
“But immediately after the tribulation of those days THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED, AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND THE STARS WILL FALL from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken… And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the SON OF MAN COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY with power and great glory.” – Matthew 24:29-30
The Prophet Joel looked forward through the Cross, through the Millennia to a time in our future. Yeshua Jesus said of that day, “no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows.” – Matthew 26:36
But He also said this:
“You fools! You know how to interpret the weather signs of the earth and sky, but you don’t know how to interpret the present times.” – Luke 12:56
My friend, can you see the signs of the times? Can you see the clouds beginning to form on the horizon? We live in a rapidly evolving world. Up until 1900 human knowledge doubled every century. By 1945, it was doubling every 25 years. By 1982, every 12-13 months. Today, human knowledge is doubling EVERY 12 HOURS. The world is changing quickly… But God never changes.
The Bible says, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” – Hebrews 13:8
Friend, Jesus is your constant in a world that is spinning out of control. Reach through the darkness to find His hand. Colossians 1:17 says He “Holds all things together”. Cling to Him now. Take hold of His nail-scarred hand… before it is too late.