Catch the urgency of this Old Testament prophet Joel. We could apply this to our world right now.
“Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on My holy mountain! Let all who dwell in the land tremble, for the Day of the Lord is coming; in fact, it is at hand— a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness. Like the dawn overspreading the mountains a great and strong army appears, such as never was of old, nor will ever be in ages to come.…” Joel 2:1
Early this year, just before the COVID-19 crisis broke out, someone in our Gold Coast neighbourhood blew a shofar (ram’s horn) on two occasions. I wonder if the second time was pointing to “part II” of the 2020 crisis – the unrest across America and now other parts of the world.
Why not take Joel’s warning as applicable to right now?
Some are warning that even worse things are likely planned in what’s emerging as an insurgency against America.
Pray for those in government (as instructed by the Apostle Paul), and against satanic plans to kill, steal and destroy.
Pray also for truth and justice and peace and economic restoration. We desperately need all of these things.