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Chapter 2: 28

2:28 "..I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old me shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions."

This text first considers that there is a difference between a dream and a vision. Lets first consider the dream.

A dream is a pleasant idea that is the object of hope. A dream is a series of thoughts that pass through the mind. A dream sometimes hoovers in the past and sometimes dances on the horizon of the future.

A dream is a pleasant thought that will bring smiles to the face. A dream is a fond remembrance that recalls victories won and tucks away failures in the cracks of time. A dream is a mental rewind to days gone by, and a fast forward to days unseen.

Joel was a prophet whose message was directed to the Southern Kingdom of Judah. At the time God dictated this writing to Joel there was a famine, a plague of locust and a drought that had devastated the land.

Joel called upon the elderly men of the nation in 1:2 to testify to the gravity of the destruction by comparing it to a more pleasant time. He encouraged them to share their dream and reflections of by gone days with their children that they may gain an appreciation for the things God would do to restore them.

Joel said, when the people repent that God would pour out his spirit on all flesh..that sons and daughters would prophesy..that old men would dream dreams, but the young men would see visions.

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