Extraordinary Afflictions

At the outset of chapter 2, the prophet Joel continues describing the coming Day of the LORD.  Here Joel introduces a new army, but just as in chapter 1, God is the one ultimately bringing judgment upon the people.  This morning Pastor Shawn explains that when God appears in judgment, the old order of life is inverted and all of our false securities collapse before God himself.  No one can endure that great and awesome day, but as we will see in later portions of the chapter, those whose identity is found in Christ find deliverance in the promises of the gospel.