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Prophet Joel in Acts 2 - "White Throne Judgement" sub-topic

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When the disciples received the Holy Ghost in Acts 2, what was the reference to Joel about? And what about the part in the last verse (2:21) “that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

 

Acts 2:16-21: “But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel. And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

 

Has there been any era where that has happened. Joel chapter 1 speaks about the devastation of the earth and the Day of the Lord (Future events).

Then Joel 2 ends with: verse 31: “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.” verse 32: “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.”

 

The way I read that is everyone that calls on the Lord will have salvation. Surely, that is not today. So when is it? Let me hear from you and let’s discuss it.

 

Yours, Deade

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I believe there was a partial fulfillment in the days of the apostles on the day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit was poured out on them and they were speaking in tongues (foreign languages). But there will be a complete fulfillment in the last days. It will be similar to the day of Pentecost, but worldwide. There will be many prophesying and displaying the power of the Holy Spirit. The part about the sun turning into darkness and the moon into blood is further detailed in Revelation 6:12,13 "And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind." This is right before the return of Jesus when "every mountain and island were moved out of their places" (verse 14).

 

Here are those events in fulfillment (though it's possible it may happen again right before the Lord comes, but with greater power and display, just as the day of Pentecost was a partial fulfillment of the prophecy):

Great earthquake: Lisbon Earthquake of 1755: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1755_Lisbon_earthquake

Sun became black / moon became blood: The Dark Day of 1780: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_England%27s_Dark_Day

Stars falling: Leonid Meteor Shower of 1833: https://www.space.com/9517-leonid-meteor-shower-revealed-shooting-star-show-brilliant-history.html

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