The Prophet Joel

Joel (790-770 B.C.) "yo el" (Yaweh is God). Joel prophesied during a devastating plague of locusts that was unparalleled in history. He warned all of the inhabitants of the land of Israel of devastation which would sweep across the land in the days soon to come. He called for a season of fasting, mourning, and repentance. Joel seized upon the imagery of the locusts as a type of the greater judgement that would come on "the Day of the Lord" in the last days. He also gave a message of hope and prophesied of great blessings that would follow and the glories of the Messiah`s kingdom.