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Text:

“And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.” – Joel 2:32.

Comment:

The name of the LORD referred to in the prophecy is JEHOVAH. Those who call on Him with faith are assured of deliverance and salvation by His grace. (Psalm 83:18; Isaiah 26:3, 4) The Almighty God dwells in Zion in the Heaven of heavens. From His dwelling place, God beholds the children of men and delivers anyone who exercises faith in Him or calls on Him in time of trouble. (Psalm 11:4; 48:2)

During the reign of King Jehoshaphat of Judah, he and his people were surrounded by their enemies, but they were saved because they trusted in God. (2 Chronicles 20:15-30) Goliath, a giant of the Philistines, came up in those days to mouth blasphemies against God. But young David told him, saying: “Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.” -  1 Samuel 17:38-47

From “the cloud of witnesses” we have before us, let us always bear in mind that the Almighty God JEHOVAH is our stronghold in the day of trouble. Isaiah the prophet was inspired to state: “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the LORD forever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength” – Isaiah 26:3, 4.

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