1  The land devastated
 2  The day of the Lord coming; refreshing and the Spirit
 3  Wicked nations punished; God's people blessed
 How the latter rain is related to the judgment

   Joel describes clammily and restoration relative to his time in history but also for the end of time. This is clear as we read. The first part of the book, through 2:17 tells about calamity. The rest is promise of restoration. The sequence of end-time events seen in this book is the same as we find it elsewhere in the Scriptures. The theme of the book is at jl0201.

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