Author Archives: Jefferson Vann

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is a former Christian missionary who now lives in Williamsburg, Virginia. If your church or small group would like to hear Jeff speak, you can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !

the true score

Joel 3:4-8 (JDV) Joel 3:4 And also: what are you to me – Tyre, Sidon, and all the territories of Philistia? Are you getting retaliation1 or trying to get even with me? I will quickly bring retaliation on your heads. … Continue reading

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all lives matter

Joel 3:1-3 (JDV) Joel 3:1 Watch, in those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, Joel 3:2 I will gather all the nations and take them to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. I will … Continue reading

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everyone with skin

Joel 2:28-32 (JDV) Joel 2:28 After this I will pour out my Breath on everyone with skin;1 then your sons and your daughters will prophesy, your old men will have dreams, and your young men will see visions. Joel 2:29 … Continue reading

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theology-experience disconnect

Joel 2:25-27 (JDV) Joel 2:25 I will repay you for the years that the winging stage locust ate, the crawling stage locust, the destroying locust, and the recently mature locust– my great army that I sent against you. Joel 2:26 … Continue reading

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recovery is going to happen

Joel 2:21-24 (JDV) Joel 2:21 Don’t fear, ground; shriek ecstatically and be glad, because Yahveh has done astonishing things. Joel 2:22 Don’t fear, wild animals, because the open country pastures have turned green, the trees bear their fruit, and the … Continue reading

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the fate of the invader

Joel 2:20 (JDV) Joel 2:20 I will drive the northern invader far from you and banish him to a dry and open land, his front ranks into the Dead Sea, and his rear guard into the Mediterranean Sea. His stink … Continue reading

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while we watch

Joel 2:18-19 (JDV) Joel 2:18 Then Yahveh began to fight for1 his land and spared his people. Joel 2:19 Yahveh answered his people: Watch,2 I am about to send you grain, new wine, and fresh oil. You will be satiated … Continue reading

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inclusion for a purpose

Joel 2:15-17 (JDV) Joel 2:15 Blow a ram’s horn bugle in Zion! Commit to sacred fast; proclaim an assembly. Joel 2:16 Gather the people; commit the congregation; assemble the aged; gather the infants, even babies nursing at the breast. The … Continue reading

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the God who relents

Joel 2:12-14 (JDV) Joel 2:12 Even now – this is Yahveh’s declaration – turn to me with all your heart, with fasting, weeping, and mourning. Joel 2:13 Tear your hearts, not just your clothes, and return to Yahveh your God. … Continue reading

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unwitting accomplices

Joel 2:10-11 (JDV) Joel 2:10 The land quakes before them; the sky1 shakes. The sun and moon grow dark, and the stars cease their shining. Joel 2:11 Yahveh makes his voice heard in the presence of his army. His camp … Continue reading

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