Rev. Clint Smith
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Shofar [SHOH-far] noun. : the horn of an animal (usually a ram) blown as a trumpet by the ancient Hebrews in battle and during religious observances and used in modern Judaism especially during Rosh Hashanah [Jewish New Year] and at the end of Yom Kippur [Day of Atonement].
The Shofar was commanded by God to be the instrument to alert the children of Israel to get ready to move. Numbers 10:1-10
Although we do not completely understand all future prophecies, God, through His prophets promised, the Day of the LORD is coming! It is mentioned 75 times in the Bible. Note: the Day of the LORD is a period of time not just a 24-hour period. God’s prophets never contradict each other.
God has warned that the Day of the LORD is at hand – this time is near and close. As he preached, the Prophet Joel looked away from the locusts plague and looked toward the Great Tribulation period.
The Day of the Lord will be a time of separation for the righteous and judgement for the unrighteous. It is going to be a dark and dreadful time for the unrighteous. Amos 5:18-20; Daniel 12:1-4
As the future instruments of God’s judgment come, there is hope. The Church will be raptured (taken up), prior to the Tribulation time will begin. People will be saved during the Tribulation.
The Prophet Joel prepared the time for the Apostle John to affirm this terrible time. Revelation 9
Joel is clear, no one can stand against the Day of the LORD! God called and continues to call His people to repent and prepare.