Joel had called for a personal and national repentance in the house of the Lord (Joel 1:13-14). A Nation in Need of Repentance . The theology of prophecy is that God is a speaking God who uniquely reveals not only His plans but His very nature through speech. For one, Joel 2:28-32 began to come to pass in Acts 2. Here in Joel 1:14 it’s about acknowledging God’s judgment and expressing repentance. Gospel Repentance (Joel 2:12-17) June 24, 2020 by Bibianna Yeo. Joel 1 also speaks of a horrendous plague of locusts, drought, fires, invasion, and great devastation. For these last two, let’s go to the nation of Judah. As we have been reading in the past weeks, when Joel was written, there had been a locust invasion leading to total devastation of the land (Joel 1:4). In Podcasts Scripture: 2 Chronicles 7:14 Topics: Confession & Repentance, Confession & Repentance, Confession & Repentance, Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Contributor: Joel Webbon Date: March 17, 2020. Verse 15 may have been the prayer the people were to or did pray. They have just gone through several wicked kings who wanted nothing to do with the True God. In the First Reading from the Book of the Prophet Joel we heard these words with which God invites the Jewish people to sincere and unostentatious repentance. 20.] This is a national calamity . Now what? Turning away from the sin and restoring the wrong. Joel described it as a day of woe. So you acknowledge, confess, and ask forgiveness. The Oasis Church exists to glorify God through exegetical preaching, deep, relational community, and outreach to the world. And now Joel 1 and 2:1-2; 12-17 and 28-32 as well. God revealed the locust plague was a warning or a sign of the Day of the LORD. Thus, the agricultural economy ahas been destroyed and the worship of God has stopped. The Hebrew word translated woe expresses an exclamation of pain. One of the clearest summaries of what repentance looks like can be found in the book of Joel: “"Now, therefore," says the Lord, "Turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning." The prophet Joel begins the book in the same way all prophets begin (Joel 1:1, Deut 18:18). Watch Sermon. These are proof that you’ve repented. Signs of true repentance are the last two steps. Let’s look at it briefly together. Learn more about The Oasis Church at: www.theoasischurch.net. Yes, Joel 1-2 is coming to pass as well. The fast that Joel was calling the people to would have been very sincere. He announces that the God who speaks gave His word to him, and as a prophet, Joel dutifully speaks. How would you respond to someone who says that it is the kindness of the Lord that leads us to repentance? [See Exploration: "Day of the LORD," p. (Joel 2:13) Signs of True Repentance. This is not a superficial and transitory conversion; but a spiritual itinerary that deeply concerns the attitude of the conscience and implies sincere determination to reform.