Notes on Prophecy of Joel (Author Bishop Richard Challoner (ed.))

3:18 A fountain shall come forth of the house of the Lord, etc: Viz., the fountain of grace in the church militant, and of glory in the church triumphant: which shall water the torrent or valley of thorns, that is, the souls that before, like barren ground brought forth nothing but thorns; or that were afflicted with the thorns of crosses and tribulations.

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