If you don't know what I am talking about, then your fathers and forefathers have failed you. This comes out to be nearly 3,000 years of criminal negligence. Are you a student of Church history? If you were born at any time after the prophet Joel's ministry, which took place around 800 B.C., then you are the victim of sleepy Watchmen. The sin of silence has slain many! Ignorance is endangering whole generations because a grave threat is approaching on the horizon. Your fathers and forefathers should have told you that BABYLON IS COMING.
"Hear this, ye old men, and give ear, all ye inhabitants of the land. Hath this been in your days, or even in the days of your fathers? Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation."- Joel 1:2-3
This is a law of perpetuity. Everyone is supposed to know about it! Every single word of the Book of Joel is going to come to pass. All the good and all the bad. Some good has already come to pass (Joel. 2:28-29). Thanks be to God for the fruition of a New Covenant in Christ, exactly as declared by the apostle Peter at the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:16-21). Nevertheless, a lot of bad is still to come. You would know what I am talking about if you have read the Book of Joel.
Maybe you think Joel was just talking about the Babylonian Captivity of the Jews in the Old Testament. Well, you need to know that historical Babylon did not fulfill all of what the prophet Joel foretold. This is exactly why the apostle John foretold the coming of "Mystery Babylon the Great" in the future (Rev. 14:8, 16:19, 17:5, 18:2, 21). Babylon is mentioned five times in the Book of Revelation. This is a warning! In other words, what happened of old is going to happen anew. The threat of history is an emergency of futurity. What God did as a judgment upon the Jews through Babylon historically will be repeated in the near future.
The Watchman of Isaiah 21 is very bold to declare that another midnight Lion will one day appear after the first one disappears. In other words, the ferocious Beast of the Book of Daniel will rear its ugly head again according to the Book of Revelation. You and your children need to know about this! According to Joel, something worse than a Locust Plague is approaching on the horizon (Joel 1:4, 2:1-11, 2:25). Isaiah saw the same thing (Isa. 5:26-30). So did John (Rev. 9)! All three of them described what they beheld in staggering detail. Have you read about it? A fierce army of Fallen Angels is literally going to be spawned from Hell! Can you believe it?
"Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you. For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwellingplaces that are not theirs." - Hab. 1:5-6