Skip to comments.The Day of the Lord!
Posted on 04/02/2011 7:59:07 AM PDT by kindred
The Day of the Lord is an ongoing theme throughout both the Old and New Testaments. The exact phrase Day of the Lord is mentioned twenty-eight times throughout the two books. Moreover, the phrases In That Day, The Day and The Great Day also refer to the Day of the Lord and are mentioned over some seventy times throughout the Old and New Testaments. The underlying theme of all of them is the judgment of God (Rev. 6-19).
"This Day will commence directly after the Rapture of the Church, which will leave the inhabitants of the earth - especially America bewildered, astonished and horrified"
This Day will commence directly after the Rapture of the Church, which will leave the inhabitants of the earth - especially America bewildered, astonished and horrified. Following the removal of those who have a saving relationship to God in reality and Biblical truth, The Day of the Lord commences with the signing of a peace treaty with Israel and the nations of the Middle East (Dan 9:27). This peace treaty (covenant) will be strengthened and enforced by none other than the Man of Lawlessness Lucifers global fascist, the Anti-Christ (2 Thess. 2:8-9). This time is dominated by the darkness of human delusion, godless insanity and lawlessness (Isa. 2:12-22; Ezek. 13:5; Joel 1:15; 2:1-11; Zeph. 1:7, 14; Zech. 13:1; Matt. 24). All paths since the Tower of Babel have been leading to this Day of Reckoning in which all natons will give an account (Acts 17:26-31).
The Word of Almighty God states the warning message that this Day will overtake the whole world, lying in its utter narcissistic unbelieving slumber, as a thief in the night!
"For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape' (1 Thess. 5:2-3).
"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night" (2 Peter 3:10).
Even today the signs and warning bells are loudly ringing. The shofar (rams horn) of alert is piercing into every facet of civilization. While the Biblical evidence is overwhelming with events transpiring daily, the masses of humanity go about their narcissistic lives with a deaf ear turned to the warning cries of those who comprehend what is coming.
Even now, how true is Proverbs 1:24-31 of those in this day. How will they escape such global calamity? My friend, this if very sobering: they will not (1 Thess. 5:3b)!
"While the Biblical evidence is overwhelming with events transpiring daily, the masses of humanity go about their narcissistic lives with a deaf ear" . My friend, today as you hear this message of warning, harden not your hearts to the eternal love and strong hand of deliverance found in Almighty Gods Savior for the world, the Lord Jesus Christ. Make a strong and valiant attempt to be objective about the real reality and true condition of fallen (unregenerate) man. Six thousand years of human history attests to the fact of mans violent attitude and godless actions. How can man bring about a global utopia from the wretched state in which they exist?
. The Lamb of Almighty God . Before the foundation of the world, Almighty God already had the remedy and solution for Adams fallen race (Rom. 5:12-19; Eph. 1:4; 1 Peter 1:18-20; Heb 1:2-3; Rev. 13:8). The Messiah of God (who is God the Son - John 1:1-5, Heb 1:2-3) is also the Lamb of God that taketh away the transgressions of the world! (John 1:29, 1 Peter 1:19-20).
The Bible states:
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,[a] that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him" (John 3:16-17). . "Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father" (Gal 1:4).
Oh my Friend, what hope there is! What love divine! What deliverance from the godless ramifications of fallen humanity! Almighty God has a plan and purpose for your life here in time, and a glorious eternal future for you free from the tyranny of sin and the fallen effects of this broken world (1 Cor. 2:9).
"As surely as the sun will rise tomorrow, the events of The Day of the Lord will take place!"
As surely as the sun will rise tomorrow, the events of The Day of the Lord will take place! Be not a scoffer or mocker of the warnings from Gods Infallible and Inspired Word (2 Peter 3:3). . May ALL hear with ears the message and reality of the coming global day of wrath and not dismiss it as foolish heresay.
Do you know the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, as the Holy Scriptures teach? If not, my friend, place your eternal destiny in Hid eternal hands. He loves you and wants to save you from the wrath to come. My friend, do you have ears to hear Gods call to you? Place your trust in Him today. My friend, on the authority of Gods Word you will never be the same!. . The Kingdom of Heaven truly is at hand!.
ACTS 4: 24 And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is 25 Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things? 26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ. 27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, 28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done. 29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, 30 By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus. 31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness. 32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common. 33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.
(Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things? 26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.
Psalm 2: 1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, 3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. 4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. 5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. 6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. 7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. 8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. 9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. 10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. 11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
I don’t expect this nightmare to ever end. Life is more tolerable when you don’t get your hopes up.
It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart. (KJV)
It will end, whether its through rapture, death beforehand, or being saved in the tribulation, ie not taking the mark of the beast and suffering for Christ sake, it will end.. God’s will be done..
“Life is more tolerable when you dont get your hopes up.”
Oh, I believe it will end eventually, but those who think they will be whisked away before the last mile of the race is run are probably going to be caught unprepared.
I’m just going to shoot myself before the “last mile”. Not interested in seeing what horrors come next and I don’t expect to make it into heaven anyway.
[who think they will be whisked away]
A typical but unbiblical stance if you search the Scriptures which verify that the children created in Christ Jesus our Lord and our Saviour and our coming King of the earth are not appointed to the wrath of the God of Israel as Paul the apostle to the gentiles teaches.for an helmet, the hope of salvation. 9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. 2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. 4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. 5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. 7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. 8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. 9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. 11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. 12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; 13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves. 14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men. 15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. 16 Rejoice evermore. 17 Pray without ceasing. 18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 19 Quench not the Spirit. 20 Despise not prophesyings. 21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. 23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. 25 Brethren, pray for us. 26 Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss. 27 I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren. 28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
I Thessalonians 4:13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
Hate to break this to you, but IMHO, suicide is not an option. It’s just a quick trip to hell.
Read da tag.
[expect to make it into heaven anyway.]
So much misunderstanding the of the grace of God. Grace was purchased by the sinless only begotten Son of God by His willingly shedding His sinless blood to purchase salvation for ungodly sinners that are His enemies by birth to fallen man. He purchased this salvation so that sinners who believe on Jesus Christ may be saved not by works but rather by faith, this is the grace of God the Scriptures teach of and speak of.(”through Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God)
1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins 2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience 3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus 7 That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. 11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; 12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world 13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. 14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; 15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; 16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby
“Wrath” doesn’t refer to the entire 7 year period of tribulation, you are just assuming that. There is a clear contrast in that passage between wrath and salvation. Since we know that some who suffer through the tribulation will be saved during it, then they must be included in the salvation, and also spared from the wrath. Therefore, the tribulation cannot be the wrath that we are promised to be spared from. The wrath is, instead, the alternative to salvation, which is damnation.
Your second quote proves that we will not be “raptured” prior to the tribulation, since it states clearly that those who are alive will not preceed the dead in Christ. This refers to the resurrection of the righteous, which won’t occur until the Second Coming.
I think that’s a very sad attitude, FRiend. If my words could sway you at all, I’d suggest that you give Christ a chance to show you the hope that He offers to all of us. If He doesn’t respond, you’ve lost nothing, but if He does, well, you’ll gain something that can’t be valued.
I, for one, believe in the teaching of being caught up to meet the Lord in the air, (1 Thes. 4:13-18) referred to by most of Christendom as the Rapture. The argument generally revolves around when... “The wise bridesmaids keeps their lamps filled with lamp oil and the wicks trimmed...” a good indication that His return could be eminent. And If no man knows the hour or the day, then certainly no man can guess either... I guarantee you, that if the 7 year tribulation were to start tomorrow, I can guess when His return will be.
Yes indeed it does refer to the entire 7 year period. Read the Book of Revelation and search them for the time period divided into 2 halves, the first half being the opening of the 7 seals of God by Jesus Christ the Son and the last half being the great tribulation, the opening of the seven trumpet followed by the 7 viol judgments, also known as the wrath of God, the indignation of God and finally the time of Jacobs trouble. This seven year tribulation period is poured out on the desolate of the earth, of whom the Body of Christ is spared much like God spared Israel in Goshen from His wrath on the Egyptian people who enslaved them.
[ since it states clearly that those who are alive will not preceed the dead in Christ.]
How long is the “a moment, the twinkling of an eye”? With God, all things are possible.
Well, at the time Jesus was speaking, I’m sure that no man knew the day or the hour, but he didn’t say that no man would ever know.
The fact is, Jesus warn us about specific signs of His coming to watch for, which would be nonsensical if we wouldn’t be there to witness them. Why would He warn us to watch for the Abomination of Desolation if only non-believers, who would not heed his word, would be around then? In fact, most of the Book of Revelation would be similarly superfluous if believers would be removed before those events took place.
In fact, in 1 Thes. 5:1-6, it explains that it is the unbelievers only who will be caught unaware at Christ’s coming, for we “are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.” We are instructed not only to be spiritually ready for His coming, but also to “not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.” If we could not know the time of His coming, then what should we watch for? Instead, Christ and the Apostles gave us many signs to watch for, and this is not useless information, as it would be if the pre-Trib rapture notion is correct.
Actually, there are 3 groups of 7 in the Book of Revelation that deal with that period, not 2. There are 7 seals, 7 trumpets, and 7 bowls/vials. The rapture happens after the 7th trumpet, and the wrath follow after this, which is after Christ’s return. This can be seen in the following passage (Rev 11:15-18):
“15And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
16And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,
17Saying, We give thee thanks, O LORD God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.
18And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.”
Here we see again, the “wrath” is associated with the judgment of the dead, which we later see in more detail in the description of the White Throne Judgment. However, the 7th angel doesn’t sound until the end of the 7 year period. This can be seen if you read the earlier part of Chapter 11, for the 2 witnesses will prophecy for 3 1/2 years before being killed, and then their bodies will lie in the streets for 3 1/2 years before they are resurrected, at which point the seventh trumpet sounds the return of Christ.
It’s good to keep in mind that Revelation is not a straight narrative, there are several narratives, some nested within others, so that you can not read it front to back as a simple timeline. You must look for the events which correlate in the different narratives in order to get a clear chronological picture.
I am anxious for this nightmare to end, I want to be taken off this Earth, relieved of my sinful human flesh and to be in the presence of the Lord, so that all my worldly pains and sorrows are over!
“How long is the a moment, the twinkling of an eye? With God, all things are possible.”
I’m not even sure what you are trying to say here. The resurrection of the righteous precedes the rapture, that is clearly stated. The resurrection of the righteous occurs at the Second Coming, which comes at the end of the Tribulation. Surely, every thing is possible with God, except for God telling his faithful a lie, since then He would not be the one true God, but someone else, wouldn’t He?
The best book I have seen explaining the rapture and how even the early Church was awaiting the return of Christ and NOT judgement, is:
MARANATHA! OUR LORD COME!
By Renald Shopwers
Check it out on Amazon,
also, here is a great series of studies online: