Yoel Three: Prophecy

“And it shall come to pass afterwards that I will pour out My spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and daughters shall prophesy; your elders shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions (Joel 3:1).” This verse encompasses all of the people, telling us that any one of them, regardless of gender or age, or, as the next verse adds, socioeconomic status, can be a vessel for God’s words and teachings. Based on my reading of this verse, it’s a perfect example of how in its purest form, religion is not meant to be limited to a formal leadership, or the appointed [men] who have appointed themselves its gatekeepers. Boys and girls, men and women, rich and poor, all have the capacity to speak God’s words if they are so called upon. God’s spirit is in each of us, and it’s up to us to listen for it and act accordingly.

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