THE PROPHET JOEL WAS WRITING CAREFULLY when he was writing about the end of an age. And as he referred to the great forces and the spiritual power that would take place, he says that it will be the great ‘Latter Reign’ movement and power that will descend upon God’s Kingdom. He said it would come when he saw the umbrella of fire and the smoke portraying the atomic age, climaxing a time of transition and entering in under the condition named the DAY OF THE LORD. Described again by the Apostle Peter as he said this DAY OF THE LORD would see things dissolved in fervent heat.
Now we pinpoint this as the end of an age. And following this the prophet Joel prophesied one thing that was going to take place. We cite this to you because we were talking of this last week and the cry was: ‘All ye heathens, assemble yourselves together round about, thither, cause thy Mighty one to come down, O LORD, Oh, ye heathen, be ye awakened and come together. And remember that over in the second Psalm, the spirit speaks to the Psalmist and this is the theme according to this assembling. It is climactic and it relates to the end of the age; ‘Why do the heathen rage and the people imagine a vain thing. Note this, the heathen. The kings of the earth set themselves and the rulers take counsel together against the LORD and against HIS anointed, saying; Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.’