The Berean Expositor
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"That which the palmerworm hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust
hath left hath the cankerworm eaten; and that which the cankerworm hath left hath the
caterpillar eaten" (Joel 1: 4).
Then comes the call,
"Rend your hearts, and not your garments" (Joel 2: 13).
"And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the
caterpillar, and the palmerworm" (Joel 2: 25).
"And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh"
(Joel 2: 28).
Isaiah, as Joel, looks to the fulfillment of Pentecost for the realization of his vision of
restoration. This evidently was in the minds of the apostles when they enquired as to the
restoration of the kingdom of Israel (Acts 1: 6), just as it was also the basis of Peter's call
to repentance, with the assurance that if there was a true response the times of refreshing
and restitution would follow (Acts 3: 19-21).
We should exceed the scope of our present studies were we here to enter into the
question of the true meaning of Pentecost, but the question has been studied in the series
"The Acts of the Apostles" in Volume 25: