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Joel 2:3,11a
A fire devours before them,
And behind them a flame burns;
The land is like the Garden of Eden
before them,
And behind them a desolate wilderness;
Surely nothing shall escape them...
The Lord gives voice before His army,
For His camp is very great.

A people come forth from the wilderness with fire. They have become a Garden of Eden in the wilderness - the miracle of the wilderness. They bring forth the Garden of Eden as they go forth. What they have experienced in the wilderness is manifested as they come forth out of the wilderness. Those who do not flow with this army will remain a desolate wilderness. Barrenness and death will remain in their lives and ministries.

When do they come forth? When the day of the Lord is at hand. When darkness abounds. The deeper the darkness, the more these people shine with the brightness of His glory.

The call to those who have not been through the true wilderness of God is given in

Joel 1:5
Awake, you drunkards, and weep;
And wail, all you drinkers of wine,
Because of the new wine,
For it has been cut off from your
mouth.

Joel prophetically speaks of Laodicea. A people who have been devoured by satan. No new wine. Branches white. Ruined fig trees. Stripped bare and discarded. A desolate and bleak state. This is the prophetic picture of today's church - a backslidden church bereft of the glory of God.

Yet, from this devoured people, an army arises - an army separated by God in the wilderness for the past few decades.


Vision of the Two Fields

The Lord showed me two fields in the Spirit. They were both white.

The first was the field in

John 4:35
Do not say, 'There are still four
months and then comes the harvest'? Behold,
I say to you, lift up your eyes and look
at the fields, for they are already white for
harvest!

The second field was that of

Joel 1:6-7:
For a nation has come up against My
land,
b and without number;
His teeth are the teeth of a lion,
And he has the fangs of a fierce lion.
He has laid waste My vine,
And ruined My fig tree;
He has stripped it bare and thrown it
away;
Its branches are made white.

Who will the Lord send to harvest the first field as His people are like the second field?

The cry that goes forth is given in

verse 5:
Awake, you drunkards, and weep;
And wail, all you drinkers of wine,
Because of the new wine,
For it has been cut off from your
mouth.

That is why the Third Wave has come to the Body of Christ - to bring the new wine and to turn water into wine - the beginning of the miraculous that ushers in the end-time harvest.

Look at

Joel 2:12 - 13a
"Now, therefore," says the Lord,
Turn to Me with all of your HEART,
With fasting, with weeping, and with
mourning."
So rend your HEART, and not your
garments;
Return to the Lord your God,
For He is gracious and merciful.

The fresh move of the Holy Spirit concerns the HEART and our fellowship to Jesus Christ. Jesus is central in the Third Wave and the HEART relationship to Him is crucial. Religion and the flesh must go.

Prayerfully consider the message of Joel.