Abstract: The purpose of this post is to show the New Emerging Church of the Lord Jesus has been encamped in the Valley of Shittim (see below buttons to read). But there now has appeared another group of people on the earth camped at the “Valley of Decision”. We will attempt to highlight the groups camped at the “Valley of Decision”. For this is an aggregate (formed or made of separate units gathered into a mass or whole) of all the people who live upon the earth. All three of these groups discussed have to make some major decisions in the world today.
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Bold highlighting = Important terms and concepts. Blue highlighting = Words, terms, and concepts containing primarily a spiritual sense or TRUTH. Red highlighting = Words, terms, and concepts containing a sense directly related to The Lord Himself or LOVE. Gray highlighting = Words, terms, and concepts relating to Evil and Hell. Italic letters in (parentheses) = My emphasis.
“Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision; for the day of Jehovah is near in the valley of decision! The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall gather in their light. Jehovah shall also roar out of Zion and utter His voice from Jerusalem. And the heavens and the earth shall shake. But Jehovah will be the hope of His people and the strength of the sons of Israel” (Joel 3:14-16)
Today we see in the Valley of Shittim, the New Emerging Church gathered together waiting to be told to cross over the River Jordan.
The Second coming of their Lord is imminent and very near. We have our weapons of warfare and we are ready to welcome Him at the time of His choosing.
“And it shall be, in that day the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters; and a fountain shall come forth from the house of Jehovah, and shall water the valley of Shittim” (Joel 3:18)
To help nourish and strengthen His New Church while they wait they will be fed with “new wine” and “with milk“.
For “new wine” means the sacred truth of the New Testament. Most importantly the teachings of Jesus. And “with milk” means having a faith grounded in love to God and love to neighbor.
We see also a new group of people who are gathered at the “Valley of Jehoshaphat”
“I will also gather all nations and will bring them down into the “valley of Jehoshaphat“. And I will fight with them there for My people and for My inheritance Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and divided My land” (Joel 3:2)
While the New Emerging Church is at the “valley of Shittim” waiting to cross over into the new land, this group is being assembled before the throne of the Lord. The spiritual meaning of this is as follows,
The Lord will “fight with them“. For He says they are “My people” and “My inheritance Israel“. This was the motivation for creation in the beginning. To create people that may be raised up to Him and live with Him forever. He is fighting for them because the leaders of the old institutional religions have corrupted His commands and divine truth He taught while He was on the earth. And to make matters worse they have substituted their own perceptions and ideas in these religions to lead multitudes of people away from Him. The time of accountability is at hand and they must answer to the charges.
For they have cast a dark shadow on the character of the living God, and His divine love toward all people in His creation and led them astray, “they have scattered” and “divided My land“. They have caused the common people to act or think foolishly or wrongly.
We see also another new group of people who are gathered at the “Valley of Decision”. These are the people of the entire world who need to realize and understand that God is turning the world upside down and will begin to change things more to His liking
“Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision“ (Joel 3:14)
This group of people who are waiting at “The Valley of Decision“, are a massive group of people (“many, many people”.)
“For the day of the Lord is near“. The “day of the Lord” is spoken of many times by the prophets of the Old Testament. On the earth, it is a time of turmoil and disturbances. It is an end to one era and the beginning of the next. But the Lord Jesus never changes,
There is no wrath, no anger, just a patient and loving Jesus waiting and pleading, asking the “multitudes, multitudes” to join Him from His mercy seat!
“Learn to do well: seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge for the fatherless, defend the widow. And then come, and accuse me, saith the Lord: if your sins be as scarlet, they shall be made as white as snow: and if they be red as crimson, they shall be white as wool. If you be willing, and will hearken to me, you shall eat the good things of the land” (Isaiah 1:17-19)
“The master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and country roads. Tell the people there to come. I want my house to be full!” (Luke 14:23)
Summation of the Three Valleys seen in the Book of Joel at this time for the New Emerging Church to consider
As the New Emerging Church is waiting for the command from its Lord to pick up and move, spiritually there is a movement that is coalescing (growing together) of different peoples and nations coming forth for the final judgment (“the day of the Jehovah“). Jesus spoke of this as the separation of the sheep and goats,
“When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And all nations shall be gathered before Him. And He shall separate them from one another, as a shepherd divides the sheep from the goats. And indeed He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats off the left. Then the King shall say to those on His right hand, Come, blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world” (Matthew 25:31-34)
“Then the king will say to the evil people on his left, ‘Get away from me. God has already decided that you will be punished. Go into the fire that burns forever—the fire that was prepared for the devil and his angels. You must go away because when I was hungry, you gave me nothing to eat. When I was thirsty, you gave me nothing to drink. When I had no place to stay, you did not welcome me into your home. When I was without clothes, you gave me nothing to wear. When I was sick and in prison, you did not care for me.‘ (Matthew 25:41-43)
“We write these things to you so that you can be full of joy with us. “And this is the message [the message of promise] which we have heard from Him and now are reporting to you: God is Light, and there is no darkness in Him at all“ [no, not in any way]. (1 John 1:4-5)