The Great and Notable Day of the Lord

I created a chart to show that hardly anything of what Joel specified happened on the Day of Pentecost.  None of it happened at the DOJ.  A lot of it happened during the early years of the church.  All of it will happen at or before the Second Coming.  You should notice that “last days” is plural and covers an unknown number of days.  You assume the “last days” covered 40 years which is only an assumption.  The assumption has no merit because many events were not fulfilled by the time of the DOJ, but you resort to fantasy to make it happen.  The prophets foresee all of it happening before “the great and glorious day of the Lord shall come”; “before”, not “at”.  These things didn’t happen before the day of Pentecost or the DOJ, but they will happen before the return of Christ on that great and glorious day.

Characteristic that is to happen in the last days What was to happen? Did it happen on Pentecost? Did it happen at the DOJ? Will it literally happen at or before the 2nd Coming?
I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh Did God pour out His Spirit on ALL flesh? No No Yes. The only flesh living at that time will the the sons of God and they will get it (Act 2:39, He 6:5, Lk 3:16)
your sons … shall prophesy Did sons prophesy? Yes No Yes. Israel’s sons prophesied (Acts 2-26)
your daughters shall prophesy Did daughters prophesy? No No Yes. Acts 21:9
your young men shall see visions, Did the young men see visions? No No Yes. Acts 10:3, 16:9
your old men shall dream dreams Did the old men dream dreams? No No Don’t know of any, but believe it has or will happen. May happen in the tribulation when the Man of Sin is working miracles, then God’s people do them too. Level playing field.
even on my male servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy Did God pour out of His Spirit on His male servants and they prophesied? Yes No Yes. Rev 22:10, I Th 5:20, I Ti 4:14
even on my…female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy Did God pour out of His Spirit on His female servants and they prophesied? No No Yes. Acts 21:9
And I will show wonders in the heavens above Did God show wonders in the heavens above of blood, fire and smoke? No No Yes. Rev 8:7, 8, 16:8-9
and signs on the earth below, blood, Did God show wonders on the earth below of blood? No No Yes. Rev 11:6, 16:3, 4
and fire, Did God show wonders on earth of fire? Yes No Yes. Rev 8:7, 9:18
and vapor of smoke Did God show wonders on earth of smoke? No No Yes. Sib Orc III:989-998 Now tell I thee a sign exceeding clear,
990 That thou may’st know when the end of all things on earth shall be…
Straightway shalt there be also from the heaven
A cloud of dust borne forth to all the earth,
995 And the sun’s brightness in the midst of heaven
Shall be eclipsed, and the moon’s beams appear
And come again on earth; by drops of blood
Distilling from the rocks a sign shalt be
20  The sun shall be turned into darkness before that great and notable day of the Lord come: Was the sun turned into darkness? No No Yes. Rev 6:12, 8:12
20  the moon shall be turned into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: Was the moon turned into blood? No No Yes. Rev 6:12

 

You claim that there can only be 13870 days in the “last days”.  The Bible teaches there are a lot more than that.  The last days are to witness all of the things of which Joel spoke, but they have not happened yet.  Therefore, the last days are not yet finished.  We still have more to come before “the great and glorious day of the Lord”.  Not one of these things that Joel has spoken shall want his mate (Isa 34:16).

James

About James Johnson

Bible student for 60 years. Preacher of the gospel for over 40 years. Author of commentary on Revelation, All Power to the Lamb. Married with children. Worked in aerospace and computer engineering for over 40 years.
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