126. My Vision on Answers to Questions for Andrew Henriques

On The 144,000


March 18, 2017


http://omega77.tripod.com/questionsforhenriques.htm



I supplicated the Lord in prayer Friday evening for the answer to the proper identity of those who are raised in the special resurrection. The Lord has shown me in vision this a.m., Sabbath, March 18, 2017, that all who are raised at the special resurrection (other than the separate bride of the 144,000 awakening to their true identity), are special guests at the wedding in the sense that they have had the advanced light of Everlasting Covenant relationship in Revelation 14, and they participate/participated in the giving of the Third Angel’s message since 1847, and did not knowingly worship the image of the beast. This makes them, including the martyrs, special guests at the wedding, the sons and daughters (Sons Isa. 62:5 and daughter verse 11) who marry themselves to the bride, Isaiah 62:5, by being a special part of the wise of the ten virgins who are awakened by the bride (COL 405, 406), by helping her in giving the THIRD ANGELS MESSAGE and the final Loud Cry after the bride awakens them (COL pp. 405, 406), and Isaiah 62:11, saying: “Behold the Lord hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the DAUGHTER OF ZION, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, His reward is with Him, and His work before Him.” This is a paraphrase of the final Loud Cry of Matthew 25 and Christ’s Object Lessons, pp. 405-406. The close liaison between all the parties of the Third Angels Message are symbolized by the sons and daughter of Zion, marrying themselves as helpers to the bride in giving the Loud Cry to the world.


Special Bridesmaidens and Special Groomsmen as Attendant Guests at the Wedding


These special Sons and Daughters attendant guests of the SDA church militant cannot be the bride and the bride cannot be the guests, GC 426, 427. They, with the martyrs, and the 144,000 receive a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit at the time of the National Sunday Law, and at the 7th plague, in order to faithfully endure the trial of going through the remainder of time before the coming of Christ—without an intercessor. I was shown that the SDA sons and daughters GUESTS, are as the MAIDS OF HONOR AND BEST MEN ATTENDANT GUESTS at the wedding and this is what is meant by the bride’s sons and daughters. Of course, we all know that the foolish virgins are not saved.

 

In addition to this, I was shown that J. Wilfred Johnson was correct in saying that the special resurrection is ALSO the bride’s awakening as to her true, original identity at the time of the special resurrection for the reason that this is when all the saints, the bride and her MAIDS OF HONOR, are glorified. Early Writings, p. 285. I was shown that the attending outpouring of the Holy Spirit at that time will be due to the glorification bestowed on these recipients.

 

Joel 2 speaks of Zion’s daughters as plural. The first and last verses establish the context—ZION. The sons and daughters are not the bride, and the bride is not the sons and daughters. Cf. GC, 426, 427.

 

Joel 2:28   And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: 

 

The sons and daughters of Zion are the ten virgins the voice of the bride awakens in Christ’s Object Lessons, pp. 405-406, and Matthew 25. All those virgins slumbered and slept. The element of the ten virgins in the SDA church are guests, and if guests they cannot be the bride, and if the bride they cannot be the guests. The Great Controversy, pp.426, 427. Andrew Henriques makes them ALL the bride. That is contrary to both the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy.


Andrew Henriques claims to be doing the work of John the Baptist. He is teaching in one of his most recent sermons (Sermon for Sabbath, March 11) quote: “If we are not a part of the 144,000, we are lost.” That is not true, because Ellen White says that the guests are the people of the church and that the bride is the earthly representative of the New Jerusalem, Philadelphia, the 144,00; that if the guests they cannot be the bride and vice versa, Great Controversy, p. 426, 427.  In Isaiah 62, Zion is the bride and she is said to have sons and a daughter. The sons and daughter are the ten virgins. The bride is other than the ten virgin guests, because it is her voice along with the voice of God that awakens ALL TEN virgins, for they all slumbered and slept during the tarrying time since the first Midnight Cry in 1844. Matthew 25.


The following questions need to be asked of Andrew Henriques regarding his presentation on the 144,000 at the following

link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEAV5IEUlQg


Andrew maintains that he is dividing the word of truth correctly, and that those who don’t teach his rendition on the 144,000 are “heretics and ignorant.” I have the following questions for Andrew, that he might, if possible, dispel my heresy and ignorance, as I totally disagree with his presentation and believe that I can disprove it from the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy. I could ask a lot of questions, but only the following ones are necessary to expose the errors of his presentation:

1.    At minute 38:31, Andrew intimates that the only death decree occurs after the special resurrection occurs. That is not the first death decree. That is the FINAL death decree mentioned in The Great Controversy, p. 635, at which God delivers His people. There are no martyrs at that time, for Ellen White said there are no martyrs after the first plague, which signals the close of probation, and martyrs would not serve as seed for fruit after the close of probation. So the faithful martyrs must be killed before the close of probation in order to inspire others to be faithful to the end.

2.    At minute 39:21 Andrew tells of the Holy Spirit being poured out on both groups, those of the special resurrection, and the separate group of the 144,000. He says that the martyrs go through the time of trouble after that point, and the Holy Spirit is poured out upon them to enable them to go through a time of trouble, the death decree, the time he parallels with Esau coming against Jacob. The truth of this matter is that there are two death decrees. The martyrs occur at the first death decree, because the second and final death decree (GC 635) is AFTER the 7th plague—AFTER the special resurrection. God’s people are delivered at that decree which is in the context of Early Writings, p. 15, to wit:

Soon we [see Appendix.] heard the voice of God like many waters, which gave us the day and hour of Jesus’ coming. The living saints, 144,000 in number, knew and understood the voice, while the wicked thought it was thunder and an earthquake. When God spoke the time, He poured upon us the Holy Ghost, and our faces began to light up and shine with the glory of God, as Moses’ did when he came down from Mount Sinai.”


The 144,000 were all sealed and perfectly united. On their foreheads was written, God, New Jerusalem, and a glorious star containing Jesus' new name. At our happy, holy state the wicked were enraged, and would rush violently up to lay hands on us to thrust us into prison, when we would stretch forth the hand in the name of the Lord, and they would fall helpless to the ground. Then it was that the synagogue of Satan knew that God had loved us who could wash one another's feet and salute the brethren with a holy kiss, and they worshiped at our feet. 


Soon our eyes were drawn to the east, for a small black cloud had appeared, about half as large as a man's hand, which we all knew was the sign of the Son of man. We all in solemn silence gazed on the cloud as it drew nearer and became lighter, glorious, and still more glorious, till it was a great white cloud. The bottom appeared like fire; a rainbow was over the cloud, while around it were ten thousand angels, singing a most lovely song; and upon it sat the Son of man. His hair was white and curly and lay on His shoulders; and upon His head were many crowns. His feet had the appearance of fire; in His right hand was a sharp sickle; in His left, a silver trumpet. His eyes were as a flame of fire, which searched His children through and through. Then all faces gathered paleness, and those that God had rejected gathered blackness. Then we all cried out, "Who shall be able to stand? Is my robe spotless?" Then the angels ceased to sing, and there was some time of awful silence, when Jesus spoke: "Those who have clean hands and pure hearts shall be able to stand; My grace is sufficient for you." At this our faces lighted up, and joy filled every heart. And the angels struck a note higher and sang again, while the cloud drew still nearer the earth.” Early Writings, p. 14.1, 16 and p. 15, 16 in some editions.


Questions based on the above statement:

·       How can we conclude that those raised in the special resurrection endured the great time of Jacob’s trouble, when right after the voice of God is heard giving the day and hour of Jesus’ coming, and “At our happy, holy state the wicked were enraged, and would rush violently up to lay hands on us to thrust us into prison, when we would stretch forth the hand in the name of the Lord, and they would fall helpless to the ground….” ‘and they worshiped at our feet?’

·       What kind of great time of trouble is it when you merely stretch forth your hands in the name of the Lord, and your enemies fall helpless to the ground, and worship at your feet?

·       What kind of trouble is it when SOON after the above, Jesus comes. Is that Jacob’s Great Time of Trouble?

·       The Great Controversy, p. 616, relates the real time of Jacob’s Trouble and the Jacob/Esau parable, to wit:

As the Sabbath has become the special point of controversy throughout Christendom, and religious and secular authorities have combined to enforce the observance of the Sunday, the persistent refusal of a small minority to yield to the popular demand will make them objects of universal execration. It will be urged that the few who stand in opposition to an institution of the church and a law of the state ought not to be tolerated; that it is better for them to suffer than for whole nations to be thrown into confusion and lawlessness. The same argument eighteen hundred years ago was brought against Christ by the "rulers of the people." "It is expedient for us," said the wily Caiaphas, "that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not." John 11:50. This argument will appear conclusive; and a decree will finally be issued against those who hallow the Sabbath of the fourth commandment, denouncing them as deserving of the severest punishment and giving the people liberty, after a certain time, to put them to death. Romanism in the Old World and apostate Protestantism in the New will pursue a similar course toward those who honor all the divine precepts.

The people of God will then be plunged into those scenes of affliction and distress described by the prophet as the time of Jacob's trouble. "Thus saith the Lord: We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace. . . . All faces are turned into paleness. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it." Jeremiah 30:5-7.


Jacob's night of anguish, when he wrestled in prayer for deliverance from the hand of Esau (Genesis 32:24-30), represents the experience of God's people in the time of trouble. Because of the deception practiced to secure his father's blessing, intended for Esau, Jacob had fled for his life, alarmed by his brother's deadly threats. After remaining for many years an exile, he had set out, at God's command, to return with his wives and children, his flocks and herds, to his native country. On reaching the borders of the land, he was filled with terror by the tidings of Esau's approach at the head of a band of warriors, doubtless bent upon revenge. Jacob's company, unarmed and defenseless, seemed about to fall helpless victims of violence and slaughter. And to the burden of anxiety and fear was added the crushing weight of self-reproach, for it was his own sin that had brought this danger. His only hope was in the mercy of God; his only defense must be prayer. Yet he leaves nothing undone on his own part to atone for the wrong to his brother and to avert the threatened danger. So should the followers of Christ, as they approach the time of trouble, make every exertion to place themselves in a proper light before the people, to disarm prejudice, and to avert the danger which threatens liberty of conscience.” The Great Controversy, pp. 615, 616.

·       The little time of trouble begins at the legislation of a National Sunday Law, and extends to the time of probation’s close. The Great time of Jacob’s trouble begins with the first plague, the close of probation. This time will extend through to the time Satan determines to rid the earth of the faithful in one night, WHICH IS THE TIME AT WHICH GOD’S PEOPLE ARE DELIVERED. Only the 144,000 experience the Great Time of Jacob’s trouble, which is a time the anguish for the 144,000, which is due to living without an Intercessor and the stress they experience over whether or not every sin has been confessed and overcome. GC 621. Christ stands up at the end of probation, which begins at the first plague. The final death decree (GC 635) is the time of DELIVERANCE.

·       Revelation 7:14 describes the bride, the 144,000 ONLY.

·       The special resurrection occurs at the opening of the 7th plague. Christ is no longer in His Sanctuary. He stood up at the general close of probation, which began with the first plague. All those resurrected at the special resurrection at the time of the 7th plague, and the 144,000, get a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit to help them endure the remainder of their time on this earth, which is not long because SOON they see Christ coming in the clouds. They do go through the remainder of God’s judgments upon the earth, but those judgments do not involve any threat from their enemies, for at that time, their enemies worship at their feet!

·       Though there is a tarrying time after the special resurrection, that time is not long because Ellen White says that SOON after the deliverance of His people, Christ comes, and the 7th plague, which is when the special resurrection occurs, is the last plague and Ellen White says that plague is not worldwide.

3.    The 144,000 were all sealed and perfectly united. On their foreheads was written, God, New Jerusalem, and a glorious star containing Jesus’ new name. At our happy, holy state the wicked were enraged, and would rush violently up to lay hands on us to thrust us into prison, when we would stretch forth the hand in the name of the Lord, and they would fall helpless to the ground. Then it was that the synagogue of Satan knew that God had loved us who could wash one another’s feet and salute the brethren with a holy kiss, and they worshiped at our feet. {EW 15.1}

4.    AT minute 41:43, Andrew asks “How dare you believe that those in the special resurrection do not go through the time of trouble.” Question: How can those who are raised in the special resurrection, as defined by Andrew, to include the martyrs, go through the entire time of trouble if they died before the first plague and are not raised again until the special resurrection which Andrew says occurs at the seventh plague?

5.    Andrew says that those raised at the special resurrection go through the time of trouble even though they only experience the 7th last plague. He says they receive credit as eleventh hour workers. That is entirely a personal opinion construct of Andrew’s, for he has no Spirit of Prophecy or Bible to back up that opinion. The Bible and Ellen White both say that the 144,000 experience Revelation 7:14, to wit: “And I said unto him, Sir thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb,” as well as: “Rev 15:2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.”

6.    The Bible and Ellen White both are specific as to the number that are translated without seeing death. Andrew says that number is inclusive of men only; that it includes women and children that are added to that number. But in addition to women and children, one must add all Adventists saved in the third angel’s message since 1847.

7.    All who died in the faith of the three angel’s message since 1847 (EXCEPT THE END-TIME MARTYRS), could not possibly be tested by victory of the beast, his image and over his mark and over the number of his name, because they are not raised until the 7th plague and THE DEATH DECREE THAT WOULD KILL THEM IS PROPHESIED TO FAIL, FOR THE DEATH DECREE THAT COMES AFTER THE 7th PLAGUE IS ATTENDED BY DELIVERANCE OF ALL THEN THREATENED.  They will put forth their hands to their enemies and they will fall to the ground. Early Writings, p. 15. Every person who arrives to that time will KNOW that the death decree will fail. Rev 15:2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.

8.    Ellen White says in Early Writings, p. 19, that only the 144,000 go into the Temple on Mr. Zion. Revelation 3:10-12 says that Philadelphians will be made pillars in the temple—that means leaders. The bride is the lesser priests while Christ is the High Priest in the Temple of Heaven. Philadelphia also gets the New Name, New Jerusalem. The entire SDA church has never been ALL PHILADELPHIANS since 1846, for that is when Ellen White first indicted the church as having fallen into the Laodicean condition. Also, she called the Laodicean church the church militant. She applied the parable of the ten virgins to the SDA church. She said that the voice of God and the voice of the bride awaken the ten virgins, and Matthew 25 says “ALL THOSE VIRGINS SLUMBERED AND SLEPT.”

9.    Andrew says that anyone who has received his message and dies, must come up in the special resurrection to be the 144,000 or he/she is lost. That is not true. In order to be one of the 144,000, one must be of the LAST GENERATION of Adventists alive when Jesus comes, to wit:

"The woman is a symbol of the church, and the remnant of the church represents the Christians of the last generation of men, living just prior to the second advent. The dragon makes war on these for keeping the commandments of God, Sabbath and all, and having the testimony of Jesus Christ, which, according to the inspired definition of chap. xix, 10, 'is the spirit of prophecy.' Here, then, are the causes of the dragon's warfare upon the remnant. They teach the observance of the ten commandments, and the revival of the gifts, and acknowledge the gift of prophecy among them. When the Devil got one foot upon the fourth commandment, and the other upon the gifts planted in the Christian church by Jesus Christ, then his satanic majesty was filled with revengeful delight. But when the remnant, whom God designs to fit for translation to Heaven without seeing death, 'ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein,' then the dragon is wroth, and makes war on them.

The true spirit of the dragonic host, which is already being somewhat developed, is vividly described in Isa. xxx, 8-13, as being manifested just prior to the sudden destruction of those who hate the pure testimony, and love smooth and deceitful things." E. G. White, Spiritual Gifts, Vol. III, 26, 27.

Andrew contradicts the above statement by teaching that MORE THAN THE LAST GENERATION constitute the 144,000; that those of 4.25 generations back to 1847, are the 144,000. http://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionary/generation/

It has been 170 years from 1847, and that is about 4.25 generations from the last generation IF JESUS SHOULD COME IN THE CURRENT GENERATION. Thus, Andrew’s theory becomes personal opinion construct because it contradicts the weight of evidence formula we were instructed to follow.

10.     Ellen White said that only the 144,000 would go into the Temple on Mt. Zion. Zion is the bride that is married, Isaiah 62:1-5. In the Sanctuary Service, the priests of the Temple were MEN ONLY. Will women and children go into the Temple on Mt. Zion? Would that be like women’s ordination NOW? The fact that we are raised as angels, not male nor female, answers this question.

11.     Andrew says that those of the special resurrection will not see the death decree around hour/minute 1:30:41. The martyrs who he includes as rising in the special resurrection, surely did receive the death decree. Ellen White said that the 144,000 will not experience the death decree. Andrew directly contradicts her once again.

12.     Elder J. Wilfred Johnson’s vision on the 144,000 doesn’t contradict the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy. Andrew Henriques’ interpretations do indeed contradict the Bible as well as the Spirit of Prophecy, for example his view makes no provision for Philadelphia of the first century to go through the time of trouble and to be pillars in the Temple, in light of Ellen White statement in Early Writings, p. 19, that only the 144,000 go into the Temple on Mt. Zion. Also, Ellen White says that John the Baptist got a bride for Christ, Desire of Ages, 179. The bride is the 144,000, the New Jerusalem, Zion, that goes into the Temple.

13.     Philadelphia was the original Zion, New Jerusalem, WITHOUT FAULT church. Philadelphia was promised a place as PILLARS IN THE TEMPLE. That means LEADERS—LESSER PRIESTS WHICH CHRIST AS THE HIGH PRIEST. Ellen White said that only the 144,000 enter the Temple on Mt. Zion EW p. 19. So the members of Philadelphia in the first century will be REGENERATED to go through the time of trouble that is to come upon the whole world. That is what God’s Word says. By Andrews interpretation of the 144,000, Philadelphia of the first century, will not be kept through the time of trouble that is to come upon the whole world, Rev. 3:10-12. That is a DIRECT CONTRADICTION OF THE WORD OF GOD ALMIGHTY.

14.     The 144,000 are not defiled with women, apostate churches, Rev. 14:1-5. SDA’s who have been in the message and MEMBERS of the church since 1980, are defiled with women by the apostasy of the church. How do they qualify as the 144,000? The bride, True Reformers, members of the church in heaven, Heb. 12:22, 23, ZION, go forth out of Jerusalem, Isaiah 37:31, 32, so as to be NOT DEFILED BY WOMEN. The omega heresy having to do with the personality of God and Christ, the Godhead, occurred in 1980 when the church adopted Rome’s Trinity Doctrine, which in effect, sweeps away the entire Christian economy by the Bible and Ellen White’s definition of the Godhead.

15.     The Israel of God are the twelve tribes of Jacob’s 12 sons. Jacob’s daughter is not so mentioned. The Israel of God are distinguished from all others who are saved, for they stand nearest the bridegroom in heaven, whereas THE MARTYRS OF ALL AGES, are in a NEXT grouping, The Great Controversy, p. 635. “ALL AGES” includes the martyrs at the end-time!

16.     I was shown that women can be part of the 144,000 in that we are raised not according to gender, and that the Template of character could just as well be lived out in a male or female body, and that God will cause us to recognize one another’s true identity.

17.     The Lord has shown me in vision this a.m., March 18, 2017, that all who are raised at the special resurrection (other than the 144,000 awakening to their true identity), are special in the sense that they have had advanced light and they participated in the giving of the Third Angel’s message since 1847, and did not knowingly worship the image of the beast. This makes them, including the martyrs, special guests at the wedding, the sons and daughter (Sons Isa. 62:5 and daughter verse 11) who marry themselves to the bride, Isaiah 62:5, by being a special part of the wise of the ten virgins who are awakened by the bride, and help her in giving the THIRD ANGELS MESSAGE and the final Loud Cry after the bride awakens them, Isaiah 62:11, saying: “Behold the Lord hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the DAUGHTER OF ZION, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, His reward is with Him, and His work before Him. This is a paraphrase of the final Loud Cry of Matthew 25 and Christ’s Object Lessons, pp. 405-406.

18.     Counsel Regarding the 144,000

http://www.whiteestate.org/issues/144000.html


Supporting Statements to my Questions:

The Seven Last Plagues Signal the End of Probation

I saw that the four angels would hold the four winds until Jesus' work was done in the sanctuary, and then will come the seven last plagues. These plagues enraged the wicked against the righteous; they thought that we had brought the judgments of God upon them, and that if they could rid the earth of us, the plagues would then be stayed.” E. G. White, Early Writings, p. 36 (1851).


The Great Time of Trouble Begins After Probation's Close

When Christ shall cease His work as mediator in man's behalf, then this time of trouble will begin. Then the case of every soul will have been decided, and there will be no atoning blood to cleanse from sin. When Jesus leaves His position as man's intercessor before God the solemn announcement is made, "He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still" (Rev. 22:11). Then the restraining Spirit of God is withdrawn from the earth.--PP 201 (1890).


Friday- March 17, 2017    

No Martyrs After Probation Closes


He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. Ps. 91:15.


The people of God will not be free from suffering; but while persecuted and distressed, while they endure privation and suffer for want of food they will not be left to perish. . . .


Yet to human sight it will appear that the people of God must soon seal their testimony with their blood as did the martyrs before them. They themselves begin to fear that the Lord has left them to fall by the hand of their enemies. It is a time of fearful agony. Day and night they cry unto God for deliverance. . . .


The eye of God, looking down the ages, was fixed upon the crisis which His people are to meet, when earthly powers shall be arrayed against them. Like the captive exile, they will be in fear of death by starvation or by violence. But the Holy One who divided the Red Sea before Israel, will manifest His mighty power and turn their captivity. "They shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him." Malachi 3:17. If the blood of Christ's faithful witnesses were shed at this time, it would not, like the blood of the martyrs, be as seed sown to yield a harvest for God. Their fidelity would not be a testimony to convince others of the truth; for the obdurate heart has beaten back the waves of mercy until they return no more. If the righteous were now left to fall a prey to their enemies, it would be a triumph for the prince of darkness. Says the psalmist: "In the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me." Psalm 27:5. Christ has spoken: "Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity." Isaiah 26:20, 21. Glorious will be the deliverance of those who have patiently waited for His coming and whose names are written in the book of life.” E. G. White, Maranatha, Page 278.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gRApvGCtx4


I saw that a time of trouble was before us, when stern necessity will compel the people of God to live on bread and water…. In the time of trouble none will labor with their hands. Their sufferings will be MENTAL, and God will provide food for them.” Last Day Events, p. 265.


Joel Chapter 2 is About Zion and Her Daughters

 Joe 2:1  Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand; 

Joe 2:2   A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations. 

Joe 2:3   A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them. 

Joe 2:4   The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run. 

Joe 2:5   Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array. 

Joe 2:6   Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness. 

Joe 2:7   They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks: 

Joe 2:8   Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded. 

Joe 2:9   They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief. 

Joe 2:10   The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining: 

Joe 2:11   And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it? 

Joe 2:12   Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: 

Joe 2:13   And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.

Joe 2:14   Who knoweth if he will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him; even a meat offering and a drink offering unto the LORD your God? 

Joe 2:15   Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly: 

Joe 2:16   Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet. 

Joe 2:17   Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O LORD, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God? 

Joe 2:18   Then will the LORD be jealous for his land, and pity his people. 

Joe 2:19   Yea, the LORD will answer and say unto his people, Behold, I will send you corn, and wine, and oil, and ye shall be satisfied therewith: and I will no more make you a reproach among the heathen: 

Joe 2:20   But I will remove far off from you the northern army, and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward the east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost sea, and his stink shall come up, and his ill savour shall come up, because he hath done great things. 

Joe 2:21   Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the LORD will do great things. 

Joe 2:22   Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength. 

Joe 2:23   Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month. 

Joe 2:24   And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the fats shall overflow with wine and oil. 

Joe 2:25   And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. 

Joe 2:26   And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed. 

Joe 2:27   And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed. 

Joe 2:28   And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: 

Joe 2:29   And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. 

Joe 2:30   And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. 

Joe 2:31   The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. 

Joe 2:32   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.


In the Name of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,


Ronald William Beaulieu

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