The prophet Joel spoke of a day when God would pour out His Spirit on all flesh. Peter quoted from that passage in Joel during his first sermon on the day of Pentecost at the coming of the Holy Spirit. Peter declared, “this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel.”
The words of Joel that Peter quoted included signs that will appear before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord. “. . . wonders in heaven above and signs in the earth beneath: blood and fire and vapor of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood . . .”
Joel included that in that day, “your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams. (Acts 2:17)” Wow! What if some of those old men to whom God gives dreams are living right here at The Gardens at Calvary? When we hear the old men tell their dreams, will we recognize a God given dream or discount them as merely the dreams of old men? Will God give us the discernment to pay attention to the old man’s dream or will we miss what God is doing?
Some of Joel’s prophecy has already been fulfilled. “It shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” There are things in prophecy we are yet to understand. But, there are things which we do. We must act on those things that are clear. Peter’s sermon concluded with this. “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ . . . .”
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