Restoring The Years The Locust Has Eaten

Joel talks about God having pity on his people, removing his army from the north, providing the latter rain, and restoring the years that the locust ate. Take a look at the passage in Joel.

ASV Joel 2:17 – 3:1

17 Let the priests, the ministers of Jehovah, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O Jehovah, and give not thy heritage to reproach, that the nations should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the peoples, Where is their God?

18 Then was Jehovah jealous for his land, and had pity on his people. 19 And Jehovah answered and said unto his people, Behold, I will send you grain, and new wine, and oil, and ye shall be satisfied therewith; and I will no more make you a reproach among the nations; 20 but I will remove far off from you the northern army, and will drive it into a land barren and desolate, its forepart into the eastern sea, and its hinder part into the western sea; and its stench shall come up, and its ill savor shall come up, because it hath done great things.

21 Fear not, O land, be glad and rejoice; for Jehovah hath done great things. 22 Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field; for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth its fruit, the fig- tree and the vine do yield their strength. 23 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in Jehovah your God; for he giveth you the former rain in just measure, and he causeth to come down for you the rain, the former rain and the latter rain, in the first month. 24 And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil.

25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the canker- worm, and the caterpillar, and the palmer- worm, my great army which I sent among you. 26 And ye shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and shall praise the name of Jehovah your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you; and my people shall never be put to shame. 27 And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am Jehovah your God, and there is none else; and my people shall never be put to shame.

28 And it shall come to pass afterward[after the few are chosen in this life – for the rest in the ages to come], that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: 29 and also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my Spirit. 30 And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. 31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of Jehovah cometh. 32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of Jehovah shall be delivered; for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those that escape, as Jehovah hath said, and among the remnant those whom Jehovah doth call.

Jehovah God restores the years that the locust’s army, the folks from the north have eaten Pastors Are Not God’s Shepherds! . After God restores those years we shall then eat plenty and be satisfied always praising God!

When I look back at the things that I experienced as God Brought me out of Babylon, I first saw all the years I spent in the worldly church system as a total waste, feeding an evil system. When we first see the evil and the distractions and hear the call to come out of physical Babylon, we see those years as a complete waste. After God showed me that this was his plan from the beginning, that he is working all things, that we are all sons of perdition, like Paul the chief of sinners; God restores these years. Now we can appreciate these things are of God, when we can see that it is all part of God’s perfect plan God has restored the years that the locust has eaten!!!

Dear God, Please take away our hearts of stone and give us responsive hearts of flesh. Help us to stop stumbling, to trust in your power at work within us. May your will be done. May your kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven! God Bless, Amen.

Glenn

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