Multitudes in the Valley of Decision (Joel 3:1-21) Spring 2019

MULTITUDES IN THE VALLEY OF DECISION

JOEL 3:1-21

            I. I WILL BRING BACK THE CAPTIVES (vs. 1-8)

            a. What is one sign that the end is near as related in verse 1? ______________________________________

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            b. The theme of verse 2 is found in Isaiah 66:18, Zechariah 14, and Revelation 16:12-16. Why does this army

            ‘think’ they have gathered and why does the Lord say they have gathered? ___________________________

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c. What charges does the Lord hold against the nations? _________________________________________

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d. How will the Lord vindicate His people? _____________________________________________________

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II. ASSEMBLE AND COME ALL YOU NATIONS (vs. 9-16)

a. Who will assemble in the valley of Jehoshaphat? _______________________________________________

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b. We see verse 13 repeated in Revelation 14:15. Why would it be bad to be part of this assembly? _________________________________ _______________________________________________________

c. The valley of decision could be understood in one of two ways. Either it will be the multitudes deciding which

side they will choose, or it is simply the pronouncement time of the Righteous Judge. Which do you think fits

with Scripture? __________________________________________________________________(Rev. 19:15-16)

d. In the annihilation of those who oppose God what does He do for His people _________________________

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III. THE LORD DWELLS IN ZION (vs. 17-21)

a. What will be different in that day in Jerusalem? _________________________________________________

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b. When will this passage find ultimate fulfillment? ________________________________________________

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             c. Verse 18 indicates there will be a literal fountain flowing from the house of the Lord…could this also be a

             figurative description of the Lord’s blessing? ______________________________________________________

 IV. APPLICATION: Where will the Church be when all this takes place? ______________________________________

(1 Thess. 4:17, Revelation 5:8-9, 19:14)__________________________________________________________________

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