9. What expressions in the prophecy of Joel seem to imply a double fulfilment of this outpouring of the Spirit?


"Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God: for He hath given you the former rain
moderately, and He will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first
month." Joel 2 : 23. See also Hosea 6: 3.
NOTE - In Palestine the early rains prepare the soil for the seed sowing, and the latter rains ripen
the grain for the harvest. So the early outpouring of the Spirit prepared the world for the extensive sowing
of the gospel seed, and the final outpouring will come to ripen the golden grain for the harvest of the earth,
which Christ says is "the end of the world." Matt. 13: 37-39; Rev. 14: 14, 15.

In what song of praise did a host of angels join?
When asked by the Jews for a sign of His Messiahship, what did Jesus say?
Whose Spirit inspired their utterances?
1. According to the words of the angel to Daniel, when might the world look for an increase of knowledge?
Why did the unjust judge answer the widow's prayer?
For what purpose did God give His Son to the world?
19. When this city becomes the metropolis of the new earth, what will be the condition of God's people?

Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle