Joel was inspired of God to say, "And it shall come to pass afterward..." In Acts 2:17, the Apostle Peter said: "And it shall come to pass in the last days..."
After what shall be fulfilled or after when?**
"The last days" could be used as a synonym for the Dispensation of Grace. So the "afterward" in Joel 2:28-29 literally means that the entire nation and people of Israel will experience the outpouring of the Holy Spirit after this present dispensation is over when the Church is removed from this earth in what’s called the ‘rapture.’ I believe we are living in "the last days" right now!
This year, according to or current calendars, on May 20, 2018, is the anniversary of ‘Pentecost’ [50 days after the resurrection of the Lord Jesus].  I do not dogmatically claim that the Lord Jesus is going to return this Pentecost; as the Lord Jesus may come on some other day, but the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit tells me that He is coming SOON.
When the Lord Jesus does come, will He find you saved and ready, or will you be one of those left behind? If it's the latter, repent and turn to Him today.
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2-12-21, When we look at the truth of God and His requirement for salvation we realize there's only two 'religions.' WORKS or FAITH': Whether it be Catholicism, Judaism, Islam, Mormonism that all preach doing certain 'works' to achieve forgiveness and eternal life with God; OR FAITH: repentance and trust in the finish work of Jesus living for Him. Ephesians 2:8-10, John 3:36.
✝️ 6-8-20, Jesus is God; He came to save sinners. “For He [Jesus] Whom God sent speaks the words of God: The Father loves the Son & has given all things into His hand. He that believs on the Son hath everlasting life & they that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on them.” John 3:34-36
✝️ 6-7-20, The Lord □ Jesus spoke from the cross first of forgiveness, salvation then of His Mother's care into John's hands. He spoke of being forsaken & then triumph as His task as human was complete shedding His perfect blood for the forgiveness of sins to all who repent believing in Him. His body was thirsty. And last of His reunion with the Father. Matthew 27:46; Luke 23:34, 43, 46; John 19:26-28, 30; Mark 15:34
✝️ 5-7-20, Sins □ Jesus Harshly Condemns; He said, “God knows our hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. V9 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” [Pride] Luke 16:15, 18:9-14; Hebrews 1:8-9
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