Read Joel 1-3
Yesterday, while studying Habakkuk, I read about a commentary on Habakkuk that was found with the dead sea scrolls, and there was some interesting bits of history. I wasn’t aware that when they would have an oracle like Joel or Amos, or Habakkuk the commentators considered the oracle a first portion awaiting further revelation, like a lock and key 🔐 and the revelation or meaning was the key. Much the way of prophetic word awaits the fulfillment. It’s a THIS IS THAT sort of understanding.
We see this in the book of Joel when it talks about I will pour out my spirit on your sons and daughters, ““And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.” Joel 2:28 NIV
…and then later Peter interprets it on the day the Holy Spirit is poured out. Acts 2:14-21
Often scholars and students of the oracle want to force an interpretation, but it may not be time.
The words of God are powerful, and will be fully understood. And when God wants to make it clear HE DOES.