“Yet even now," declares the LORD, "return to me with all your heart" (2:12). Joel warned that a terrible disaster, God’s judgment, was looming over Israel and the world (1:15). “For the day of the LORD is coming; it is near” (2:1). However, God is “gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster” (2:13). Joel preached that God’s desire was to save people and pour out His Spirit.
“I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy…” (2:28). Instead of the destruction we deserve, God sent His own Son to save us and to pour out His Spirit among us.