Joel 3:11 KJV
Assemble yourselves, (come to help, hasten)
and come, all ye heathen,
and gather yourselves together round about:
thither (to the valley of Jehoshaphat)
cause thy mighty ones to come down, O Lord.
Thy mighty ones
The first mighty ones are the warriors who fancy themselves “mighty ones,” but who are on that very spot to be overthrown by YHWH. Compare “the mighty men” in Joel 3:9.
Rather, Joel speaks here of God’s really “mighty ones” in contrast to the self-styled “mighty men” (Joel 3.9, Psalms 103:20 , Isaiah 13:3; compare Daniel 10:13 ).
One prophet supplements the other, for they all prophesied only “in part.”
What was obscure to one was revealed to the other; what is briefly described by one is more fully so by another.
Daniel calls the antichrist a king, and dwells on his worldly conquests;
John looks more to his spiritual tyranny, for which reason he adds a second beast, wearing the resemblance of spirituality.
Antichrist himself is described by Daniel.
Isaiah (Isaiah 29:1-24 ), and Joel (Joel 3:1-21 ) describe his army of heathen followers coming up against Jerusalem, but not Antichrist himself.
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