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In the Book of Acts , the application of Joel’s prophecy to the events in Jerusalem on the Day of Pentecost links the initial outpouring of the Spirit to the start of the “ Last Days .” The activity of the Spirit beginning on the Day of Pentecost is essential for understanding the rapid spread of the Gospel from Jerusalem to the very center of the Roman Empire, a process that must continue until the “ arrival ” or Parousia of Jesus on the “ Day of the Lord .”

In the Last Days...

The application of Joel’s prophecy by Peter links the arrival of the Spirit in Jerusalem to the start of History's final era. With the outpouring of the promised Spirit, the period known as the “ Last Days ” commenced on if not before the Day of Pentecost - Did not God send His Son in the  “ fullness of time ? ”  Moreover, the fulfillment of the prophecy meant the inevitability and possibly even the imminence of the “ Day of the Lord ” - (Joel 2:28-32, Acts 2:17-21).