Participants: Kelly Mowrer
Series Code: HWAL
Program Code: HWAL000695
00:15 Hello and welcome to His Words Are Life.
00:18 I'm Kelly Mowrer and today we're going to finish off
00:21 the Book of Hosea and move on to the Book of Joel.
00:24 But lets pray before we start.
00:27 Dear Heavenly father, thank you so much
00:30 that you are a God of Mercy and letting reading these
00:34 words from centuries ago we see how you plead with us
00:38 and how you long to forgive us and heal us,
00:41 we come to you now and ask you to be with us
00:44 as we read your word, in the name of Jesus. Amen.
00:48 Starting in Hosea, Chapter 14 with verse 4
00:54 and this is the King James Version.
00:57 I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely,
01:02 for mine anger is turned away from him.
01:06 I will be as the dew unto Israel,
01:10 he shall grow as the lily,
01:12 and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.
01:15 His branches shall spread,
01:17 and his beauty shall be as the olive tree,
01:19 and his smell as Lebanon.
01:22 They that dwell under his shadow shall return,
01:26 they shall revive as the corn, and grow as the vine,
01:30 the scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon.
01:34 Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols?
01:40 I have heard him, and observed him,
01:42 I am like a green fir tree. From me is thy fruit found.
01:48 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things?
01:52 prudent, and he shall know them?
01:55 for the ways of the LORD are right,
01:58 and the just shall walk in them,
02:01 but the transgressors shall fall therein.
02:06 Moving on now to the Book of Joel,
02:08 Chapter one and this is the King James Verison.
02:13 The word of the LORD that came to Joel the son of Pethuel.
02:18 Hear this, ye old men, and give ear,
02:21 all ye inhabitants of the land.
02:24 Hath this been in your days,
02:26 or even in the days of your fathers?
02:28 Tell ye your children of it,
02:30 and let your children tell their children,
02:32 and their children another generation.
02:34 That which the palmerworm hath left hath the locust eaten,
02:39 and that which the locust hath left hath the cankerworm eaten
02:43 and that which the cankerworm hath left
02:45 hath the caterpiller eaten.
02:46 Awake, ye drunkards, and weep; and howl,
02:49 all ye drinkers of wine, because of the new wine,
02:52 for it is cut off from your mouth.
02:55 For a nation is come up upon my land, strong,
02:58 and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion,
03:03 and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion.
03:06 He hath laid my vine waste, and barked my fig tree,
03:10 he hath made it clean bare, and cast it away,
03:14 the branches thereof are made white.
03:17 Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth
03:21 for the husband of her youth.
03:23 The meat offering and the drink offering
03:25 is cut off from the house of the LORD,
03:27 the priests, the LORD's ministers, mourn.
03:31 The field is wasted, the land mourneth,
03:34 for the corn is wasted, the new wine is dried up,
03:36 the oil languisheth. Be ye ashamed,
03:40 O ye husbandmen, howl, O ye vinedressers,
03:43 for the wheat and for the barley,
03:45 because the harvest of the field is perished.
03:49 The vine is dried up, and the fig tree languisheth,
03:53 the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also,
03:56 and the apple tree, even all the trees of the field,
03:59 are withered, because joy is withered
04:02 away from the sons of men.
04:05 Gird yourselves, and lament,
04:08 ye priests: howl, ye ministers of the altar:
04:12 come, lie all night in sackcloth,
04:14 ye ministers of my God: for the meat offering
04:18 and the drink offering is withholden
04:20 from the house of your God.
04:22 Sanctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly,
04:27 gather the elders and all the inhabitants
04:29 of the land into the house of the LORD
04:31 your God, and cry unto the LORD,
04:34 Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand,
04:39 and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come.
04:44 Is not the meat cut off before our eyes,
04:47 yea, joy and gladness from the house of our God?
04:50 The seed is rotten under their clods,
04:53 the garners are laid desolate, the barns are broken down;
04:56 for the corn is withered.
04:59 How do the beasts groan!
05:01 the herds of cattle are perplexed,
05:03 because they have no pasture; yea,
05:06 the flocks of sheep are made desolate.
05:08 O LORD, to thee will I cry:
05:12 for the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness,
05:16 and the flame hath burned all the trees of the field.
05:19 The beasts of the field cry also unto thee:
05:21 for the rivers of waters are dried up,
05:23 and the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness.
05:29 Continuing with Joel, Chapter 2
05:31 and this is the King James Version.
05:34 Blow ye the trumpet in Zion,
05:37 and sound an alarm in my holy mountain:
05:40 let all the inhabitants of the land tremble:
05:43 for the day of the LORD cometh,
05:45 for it is nigh at hand;
05:47 A day of darkness and of gloominess,
05:49 a day of clouds and of thick darkness,
05:52 as the morning spread upon the mountains:
05:54 a great people and a strong;
05:57 there hath not been ever the like,
05:59 neither shall be any more after it,
06:00 even to the years of many generations.
06:03 A fire devoureth before them;
06:06 and behind them a flame burneth:
06:08 the land is as the garden of Eden before them,
06:11 and behind them a desolate wilderness;
06:13 yea, and nothing shall escape them.
06:17 The appearance of them
06:18 is as the appearance of horses;
06:20 and as horsemen, so shall they run.
06:23 Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains
06:26 shall they leap, like the noise
06:27 of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble,
06:30 as a strong people set in battle array.
06:34 Before their face the people shall be much pained:
06:37 all faces shall gather blackness.
06:40 They shall run like mighty men;
06:42 they shall climb the wall like men of war;
06:44 and they shall march every one on his ways,
06:46 and they shall not break their ranks:
06:49 Neither shall one thrust another;
06:50 they shall walk every one in his path:
06:52 and when they fall upon the sword,
06:54 they shall not be wounded.
06:57 They shall run to and fro in the city;
06:59 they shall run upon the wall,
07:00 they shall climb up upon the houses;
07:02 they shall enter in at the windows like a thief.
07:05 The earth shall quake before them;
07:07 the heavens shall tremble:
07:08 the sun and the moon shall be dark,
07:10 and the stars shall withdraw their shining:
07:13 And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army:
07:16 for his camp is very great:
07:18 for he is strong that executeth his word:
07:21 for the day of the LORD is great
07:23 and very terrible; and who can abide it?
07:27 Therefore also now, saith the LORD,
07:29 turn ye even to me with all your heart,
07:34 and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:
07:38 And rend your heart, and not your garments,
07:40 and turn unto the LORD your God:
07:43 for he is gracious and merciful,
07:47 slow to anger, and of great kindness,
07:51 and repenteth him of the evil.
07:53 Who knoweth if he will return and repent,
07:55 and leave a blessing behind him;
07:57 even a meat offering and a drink offering
08:00 unto the LORD your God?
08:01 Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast,
08:05 call a solemn assembly: Gather the people,
08:08 sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders,
08:10 gather the children, and those that suck the breasts:
08:13 let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber,
08:15 and the bride out of her closet.
08:17 Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD,
08:20 weep between the porch and the altar,
08:21 and let them say, Spare thy people,
08:24 O LORD, and give not thine heritage to reproach,
08:27 that the heathen should rule over them:
08:29 wherefore should they say among the people,
08:31 Where is their God?
08:33 Then will the LORD be jealous
08:35 for his land, and pity his people.
08:38 Yea, the LORD will answer and say unto his people,
08:41 Behold, I will send you corn, and wine, and oil,
08:45 and ye shall be satisfied therewith:
08:47 and I will no more make you a reproach among the heathen:
08:51 But I will remove far off from you the northern army,
08:56 and will drive him into a land barren and desolate,
08:59 with his face toward the east sea,
09:01 and his hinder part toward the utmost sea,
09:03 and his stink shall come up,
09:05 and his ill savour shall come up,
09:07 because he hath done great things.
09:09 Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice:
09:14 for the LORD will do great things.
09:17 Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field:
09:19 for the pastures of the wilderness do spring,
09:22 for the tree beareth her fruit,
09:24 the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength.
09:26 Be glad then, ye children of Zion,
09:29 and rejoice in the LORD your God:
09:32 for he hath given you the former rain moderately,
09:36 and he will cause to come down for you the rain,
09:39 the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.
09:43 And the floors shall be full of wheat,
09:46 and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil.
09:49 And I will restore to you the years
09:52 that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm,
09:56 and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm,
09:59 my great army which I sent among you.
10:03 And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied,
10:07 and praise the name of the LORD your God,
10:09 that hath dealt wondrously with you:
10:12 and my people shall never be ashamed.
10:16 And ye shall know
10:18 that I am in the midst of Israel,
10:19 and that I am the LORD your God,
10:21 and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.
10:26 And it shall come to pass afterward,
10:28 that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh;
10:32 and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
10:35 your old men shall dream dreams,
10:37 your young men shall see visions:
10:40 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids
10:42 in those days will I pour out my spirit.
10:45 And I will shew wonders in the heavens
10:47 and in the earth, blood, and fire,
10:49 and pillars of smoke.
10:51 The sun shall be turned into darkness,
10:53 and the moon into blood, before the great
10:56 and terrible day of the LORD come.
10:59 And it shall come to pass,
11:00 that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD
11:04 shall be delivered: for in mount Zion
11:08 and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance,
11:11 as the LORD hath said,
11:13 and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.
11:17 Continuing with Joel, Chapter 3
11:20 this is the King James Version.
11:22 For, behold, in those days, and in that time,
11:26 when I shall bring again
11:28 the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,
11:30 I will also gather all nations,
11:32 and will bring them down
11:34 into the valley of Jehoshaphat,
11:35 and will plead with them there for my people
11:39 and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered
11:41 among the nations, and parted my land.
11:44 And they have cast lots for my people;
11:46 and have given a boy for an harlot,
11:47 and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink.
11:50 Yea, and what have ye to do with me, O Tyre, and Zidon,
11:51 and all the coasts of Palestine?
11:56 will ye render me a recompence?
11:58 and if ye recompense me, swiftly and speedily
12:01 will I return your recompence upon your own head;
12:04 Because ye have taken my silver and my gold,
12:06 and have carried into your temples
12:08 my goodly pleasant things:
12:11 The children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem
12:13 have ye sold unto the Grecians,
12:16 that ye might remove them far from their border.
12:19 Behold, I will raise them out of the place
12:22 whither ye have sold them,
12:23 and will return your recompence upon your own head:
12:27 And I will sell your sons and your daughters
12:30 into the hand of the children of Judah,
12:32 and they shall sell them to the Sabeans,
12:34 to a people far off: for the LORD hath spoken it.
12:39 Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles;
12:41 Prepare war, wake up the mighty men,
12:44 let all the men of war draw near; let them come up:
12:47 Beat your plowshares into swords
12:49 and your pruninghooks into spears:
12:51 let the weak say, I am strong.
12:55 Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen,
12:57 and gather yourselves together round about:
13:00 thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD.
13:03 Let the heathen be wakened,
13:04 and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat:
13:06 for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.
13:11 Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe:
13:14 come, get you down; for the press is full,
13:16 the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great.
13:20 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision:
13:24 for the day of the LORD is near
13:26 in the valley of decision.
13:28 The sun and the moon shall be darkened,
13:30 and the stars shall withdraw their shining.
13:34 The LORD also shall roar out of Zion,
13:36 and utter his voice from Jerusalem;
13:39 and the heavens and the earth shall shake:
13:42 but the LORD will be the hope of his people,
13:46 and the strength of the children of Israel.
13:49 So shall ye know that I am the LORD
13:52 your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain:
13:56 then shall Jerusalem be holy,
13:58 and there shall no strangers pass through her any more.
14:02 And it shall come to pass in that day,
14:04 that the mountains shall drop down new wine,
14:07 and the hills shall flow with milk,
14:09 and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters,
14:12 and a fountain shall come forth out of the house
14:14 of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim.
14:19 Egypt shall be a desolation,
14:21 and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness,
14:24 for the violence against the children of Judah,
14:27 because they have shed innocent blood in their land.
14:30 But Judah shall dwell for ever,
14:32 and Jerusalem from generation to generation.