GRACE BIBLE CHURCH
Robert R. McLaughlin
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Pastor Rick Bettez
Joe 2:28 “It will come about after this that I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.
Joe 2:30 “I will display wonders in the sky and on the earth, blood, fire and columns of smoke. 31 “The sun will be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes.
Rev 1:7 BEHOLD, HE IS COMING WITH THE CLOUDS, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. So it is to be. Amen.
Blood, fire & smoke are visible at the end of the Tribulation leading into the 1,000 year reign of our Lord, because the final battle of Armageddon will be like nothing ever witnessed.
Revelation 9:17 And this is how I saw in the vision the horses and those who sat on them: the riders had breastplates the color of fire and of hyacinth and of brimstone; and the heads of the horses are like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths proceed fire and smoke and brimstone.
Rev 9:18 A third of mankind was killed by these three plagues, by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone which proceeded out of their mouths.
Joel 2:31 — “The sun shall be turned into darkness.” This is the darkness that occurs on the day of the 2nd Advent, the darkness that halts the armies of the king of the north in the siege of Jerusalem.
Joel 2:32“And it will come about that whoever calls on the name of the LORD will be delivered;
For on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be those who escape, as the LORD has said,
even among the survivors whom the LORD calls.
“And it shall come to pass that whoever shall call (qara‘) upon the name of the Lord shall be delivered” —
qara‘- similar to the word faith because it can be used to proclaim out loud what you believe, a sincere cry for help. This is not an empty shout, it has great intention.
There are three systems of actually assimilating information by which we develop our ideas & intelligence;
Faith — no matter what language, must have a subject and it must have an object. There is no merit in believing, the merit lies in the object. So it is “believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.” The subject is “whosoever,” meaning any member of the human race.
“For on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be those who escape (deliverance), as the Lord has said, even among the survivors whom the Lord calls (remnant from Tribulation).
Act 2:21 AND IT SHALL BE THAT EVERYONE WHO CALLS ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.’
Rom10:13 for “WHOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.”
Joe 2:29 “Even on the male and female servants I will pour out My Spirit in those days.
Equality begins and ends with salvation. The Lord offers us all a chance to become New Creatures in Him.
1Co 12:7 But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
1Co 12:13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
1Co 12:25 so that there may be no division in the body, but that the membe
Joel was called to be a Prophet and he followed his calling to the best of his ability. Yet the majority of the Jews in his periphery did not follow their calling. Each were given the exact same starting point at salvation.
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
Pro 14:14 The backslider in heart will have his fill of his own ways, but a good man will be satisfied with his.
rs may have the same care for one another.
The Apostle Paul will clarify later that certain gifts shall be done away when the completed canon of scripture arrives.
1Cor 13:10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away.
We have equality at salvation because at that moment we are all justified in the Supreme Court of heaven, given a new life! But true freedom brings forth inequality due to talent, desire and most certainly free will decisions.
Each of us has a destiny designed by God so no matter what the circumstance if you are a positive Bel, God will guide you to a point where you can excel in an area, possibly more than one area to fulfill your personal sense of destiny.
Gal 3:27 For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
Gal 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Col 3:2 Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.
Col 3:11 a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, but Christ is all, and in all.