Notice that just as God raised up Christ so He has raised us up! This is both a quickening of the future resurrection of our bodies and a present quickening of our souls.
With authority He drives out the hypocrites as well as the specter of death.
But then Joel comes to the end of his prophecy and has a message of hope for the people. In 3:16 he shows us that in the midst of judgment, “The Lord roaring,” the people of the Lord have hope and strength.
Matthew 24 is a time-scape painted by the Lord Jesus which leads us up to his return.