A quote from George Vandervelde on the role of the prophet as described in Amos. This quote radically redefines the role of prophets in modern evangelical theology.
Some people are confused about the general meaning of Joel and what it’s significance is for Christians today. I think the biggest key to interpreting the book is the apostle Peter’s sermon connecting the prophecies of Joel to the coming of the Spirit at Pentecost. The book prophetically interprets an invading army as a symbol for the destruction of the temple in 70 AD (cf. Matthew 24) and the outpouring of the Spirit at Pentecost.