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Devotionals

Activate - October 2, 2014

THE JUDGE

Read: Joel 3

Key Verse: “Let the nations be roused; let them advance into the Valley of Jehoshaphat, for there I will sit to judge all the nations on every side.” - Joel 3:12

The prophet Joel brings a strong warning to the nations about their rebellion against God. His name means ‘The Lord is God’ and it matches the message he communicates. Joel looks ahead to a time when God will judge people in the valley of decision. God will make a judicial decree and punish those people who have battled against Him and have exalted themselves. When Jesus returns He will bring wrath and justice against the cruelty of the nations and stop their madness.

The Lord will defeat all opponents with His word. There will be people from every nation in heaven, but there will also be rebels from the nations who have rejected Jesus and are sent to hell. This is not a popular teaching, but it is accurate. God communicates the clarity of this upcoming time of judgment over and over again. What can we do now? 1) Put your trust in Jesus the King of Kings for the forgiveness of all sins 2) Live a life of love 3) Spread the gospel to the ends of the earth. With God’s help, try to lead as many people you can to Jesus!

For more from Pastor Jesse Bradley and Activate Media Ministries, visit www.activatelife.org

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