The lesson on August 21, 2016 was part 30 of “The Apocalypse” study. When studying Revelation, having had 29 lessons on the subject so far, it is important to remind the students watching that we are part of a new calling which PAul calls The Mystery. This new calling was hidden before the foundation of the world and was not a part of any other Old Testament or New Testament scripture until PAul reveals them in his last seven books (Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Titus, Philemon and 1 & 2 Timothy). In Revelation, there are all kinds of trails leading back to the Old Testmant, including Matthew because it is part of the revealed plan of God pertaining to Israel’s calling and blessings. Wayne took most of this lesson to make that point before proceeding with Revelation. The scripture reading was from Joel 3:9-17 KJV
“9 Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up: 10 Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong. 11 Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O Lord. 12 Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about. 13 Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great. 14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision. 15 The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining. 16 The Lord also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the Lord will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel. 17 So shall ye know that I am the Lord your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more.