A Wake Up Call For God’s People
Invitation to a Special Evening Simulcast on September 11th
By Joel C. Rosenberg
Learn more and sign up for the simulcast at www.annegrahamlotz.com
(Washington, D.C., June 10, 2011) — Record breaking natural disasters keep happening around the world. The global economy remains in serious trouble. Millions are sinking into poverty. Islam is spreading around the world. Rumors of new wars in the Middle East are mounting. New threats to Israel are metastasizing. Yet as the world is being shaken and serious new threats and challenges are rising, so much of the world seems to be asleep. Alarm bells are going off, yet so much of the Church seems to be asleep as well, intoxicated by the pleasures of the world and unable or unwilling to respond to the call of God to pray, fast, and repent despite the fact that, as the Hebrew Prophet Joel wrote in the Bible, “the day of the Lord is coming; surely it is near.”
“It is time to wake up.” That was the message Anne Graham Lotz — the internationally renowned Bible teacher and daughter of evangelist Billy Graham — brought to the 700 people who attended the 2011 Epicenter Conference in Jerusalem in May and the more than 37,000 people from 113 countries around the world who have now watched part or all of the messages online at www.epicenterconference.com since the event ended. Anne taught chapter one of the Old Testament Book of Joel in a message entitled, “A Wake Up Call For Israel and the Church.” It was a powerful and challenging message and I would encourage you to watch it for free on-line or purchase the DVD package to watch with family, friends, and your church.
As a follow up, I am pleased to announce that Anne Graham Lotz and I will host a special simulcast on Sunday, September 11th, 2011 called, “A Wake Up Call For God’s People.” I will teach on Bible prophecies and current events that indicate that we are getting closer and closer to the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. Anne will teach from the Scriptures on how we are to get our hearts ready to know God personally, have our sins forgiven, be living lives of purpose and impact, and to truly be ready for “the Day of the Lord.”
If you are a pastor, please visit our special webpage (at www.annegrahamlotz.com) to learn more the event, and sign up to show the simulcast to your congregation at 7pm eastern this 9/11, or 6pm mountain and pacific time. If you are a lay person, please ask your pastor to show the simulcast to your congregation as a way of remembering the events of September 11th to turn our hearts back to the Lord.
As we read in Joel 1:14-15, “Consecrate a fast, proclaim a solemn assembly; gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land to the house of the LORD your God, and cry out to the LORD. Alas for the day! For the day of the LORD is near.”
That said, the other day I posted my notes of an overview of the Book of Joel. Today I am posting my notes of my own personal study of Joel chapter one. I hope you will find them helpful as you study the writings of this important minor prophet and teach them to others…..
>> To read my notes on the Book of Joel chapter one — as well as the latest key headlines from Israel, Iran and the Middle East — please go to our English blog (http://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/) or the Hebrew blog (www.joelrosenberg.co.il). Thanks.
>> To watch the conference messages online — or to pre-order the full DVD set of messages — please go to www.epicenterconference.com.