Study notes for Joel chapter 1

A PEOPLE WHO ARE HURTING Joel 1:1-20 The question has been asked again and again; “Is cataclysmic weather, earthquakes, firestorms, and other acts of “nature” God’s judgment on wickedness? Joel sees drought, locusts, and such as God’s judgment on God’s people; so the other is true just as well. Christians of 2020 must come back …

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Except it were given you

Then saith Pilate unto Him, 'Speakest Thou not unto me? Knowest thou not that I have power to crucify Thee, and have power to release Thee?' Jesus answered, 'Thou couldest have no power against Me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered Me unto thee hath the greater sin.' "  John …

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Day Seventy Six – Jesus and The Scriptures

One of the things which is quite apparent to me as I read the gospels is that the Scriptures are important to the ministry, life, and will of the Father in the life of Jesus. We can see that in the 24th chapter of Luke. Our reading for today is Luke 19 through John 8. …

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Nebuchadnezzar, My Servant

"In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah came this word unto Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, ‘Thus saith the LORD to me; ‘Make thee bonds and yokes, and put them upon thy neck, and send them to the king of Edom, and to the king of Moab, and to …

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Burdened for GOD’S Glory and Power

"And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven, and said, 'I beseech Thee, O LORD God of heaven, the great and terrible God, that keepeth covenant and mercy for them that love Him and …

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Preach the Kingdom of God

"Then He called His twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. And He sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. And he said unto them, 'Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have …

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For the LORD Will Fight For You

"And I commanded Joshua at that time, saying, 'Thine eyes have seen all that the LORD your God hath done unto these two kings: so shall the LORD do unto all the kingdoms whither thou passest. Ye shall not fear them: for the LORD your God He shall fight for you." Deuteronomy 3:21-22 (KJB) I …

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Pleading Intercession for the People

Moses had sent twelve men into the land before them; the Promised Land; and the twelve returned with some glowing reports.  Ten of them, however, only saw the obstacles, the giants in the land, and refused to see the Divine possibilities.  Because of their unbelief God has given Moses a thought of giving it to …

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Christ is Risen from the Dead – 1 Corinthians 15:20-34

"But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by Man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they …

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In the Spirit and Power of God – 1 Corinthians 2:1-9

"And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech …

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Matters of Life and Death

"Then Daniel answered with counsel and wisdom to Arioch the captain of the king's guard, which was gone forth to slay the wise men of Babylon: he answered and said to Arioch the king's captain, Why is the decree so hasty from the king? Then Arioch made the thing known to Daniel. Then Daniel went in, …

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