Open your Bibles to the book of Joel. Today I’m concluding this long series of messages I’ve entitled “Profiting from the Prophets.” I’m so grateful for the tremendous response to this series, and many have asked if it will be possible to purchase the series. There are three ways you can do that: Go to our website travis.org/faith-factor and download them for free. Go to the website and order a CD album for $25.00. Go to the foyer after the service and place an order to be picked up in 3 weeks. Now I want to begin by reading Joel 2:28-32.
Now v.28 begins with the words “and afterward.” Now Joel, like the other 17 prophets we have studied, has a word from God for His people in a particular historical situation. The challenge here is to know exactly what the situation was in Joel’s day. Some scholars say Joel was one of the first prophets; others say he was one of the last. Either way Joel has a message from God about the circumstances of his day, and also a word from God about something that will happen “afterward” (v.28).