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Meaning of “Day of the Lord” Part 7

This “thief in the night” description references people who are not prepared. Like the person who runs an errand and they leave their home wide open. They return to find their home has been robbed. They were not expecting it and took no precautions. They did not even consider the fact that a thief might decide to rob their home. Never crossed their mind. This is the unsaved person who has no thought of God, much less of His impending return to the planet He owns. They go about their daily lives and when Jesus returns, they will be profoundly shocked because it is something they did not ever believe could or would happen. In fact, they likely joked about it often.

Continue Reading May 3, 2015 at 5:45 PM

Meaning of “Day of the Lord” Part 6

The “day of the Lord” (DOTL) represents a time of judgment and that is very clear even from the few verses we have touched on in this series. What is not necessarily as clear is how long a period of time is represented by the DOTL and when it is supposed to occur. We’re going to look at a few more Scripture references to see if we can shed more light on the subject. Eventually, we want to cover all the Scripture that deals with anything to do with the DOTL.

Continue Reading April 22, 2015 at 6:44 AM

Meaning of “Day of the Lord,” Part 5

This part of Daniel has no literal fulfillment in all of history yet. Even many liberal scholars believe that this is unfulfilled prophecy. While it might be argued that Antiochus Epiphanes may have fulfilled some of what is described in this section of Daniel (11:36-39), he did not fulfill all of them. Paul also speaks of future events when the “man of sin” will sit in the Jewish temple that will be built during the Tribulation (2 Thessalonians 2). While some allegorize that portion of Scripture to mean the physical body of the Christian, it really does not have any follow through. Paul, like Jesus, referred to a future event that was very reminiscent of the act performed by Antiochus Epiphanes in 168 BC where he physically went into the existing Jewish temple and defiled it. Jesus emphasized this in His Olivet Discourse to underscore the fact that the coming “man of sin” (Antichrist, a physical human being) will do the same thing that was done in 168 BC. Of course, this means that another Jewish temple will be built in Jerusalem on the Temple Mount. How that will happen is anyone’s guess, but it most likely tied into the confirmation of the covenant that Antichrist brokers with Israel’s leaders (Daniel 9:27). This is the exact event that starts the Tribulation.

Continue Reading April 9, 2015 at 8:35 AM 1 comment

Meaning of “Day of the Lord,” Part 4

The first part of the above text promises that the “day of the LORD upon all nations is near.” Clearly, this is a reference to God’s final, work of judgment when He will pour out His wrath upon all nations and will finalize these judgments in the Sheep and the Goats judgment (Matthew 25:31-46), just prior to the start of the Millennial Reign of Jesus, physically on earth.

It is also noteworthy to learn that God says in Obadiah 1:17 that the house of Jacob will possess the Land (including Edom) and this points to the future. In fact, Obadiah 1:15-21 speaks clearly of the results of the coming “day of the Lord,” the judgments that will occur and the rewards that will be given. It is clearly futuristic because this portion of Scripture has not yet been fulfilled.

Continue Reading April 3, 2015 at 11:43 AM 1 comment

Meaning of “Day of the Lord” Part 3

It is also important to note that “The partial deliverance at Babylon’s downfall prefigures the final, complete deliverance of Israel, literal and spiritual, at the downfall of the mystical Babylon (Revelation 18:1-19:21′).” I think we can all agree that even though the Jewish captives were freed from Babylon after the appointed 70 years noted by Jeremiah, the reality is that the kingdom of Babylon simply began the “times of the Gentiles” (Daniel 2), in which Gentiles would maintain control over Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. This disposition continues to this day.

Continue Reading April 1, 2015 at 10:25 AM 1 comment

Meaning of “Day of the Lord” Part 2

It is important to understand first, that the “day of the Lord” (DOTL) often represents a span of time, not a singular day or one single event. We’ll look to Scripture in a moment to provide some examples. Note also that there are many different names for this period, depending upon the person called upon by the Lord to write a section of His Word. The phrase DOTL (or its equivalent) is used some 20 or so times in the Old Testament. Because of that, it is imperative to thoroughly research each usage to determine if/how they tie together.

Continue Reading March 29, 2015 at 5:47 PM 2 comments

Meaning of “Day of the Lord” Part 1

The “day of the Lord” is another one of those subjects that people like to discuss and even argue over. For some, it means a certain length of time when the Lord will do a specific work. In that case, while it culminates in the return of the Lord on a specific “day,” the phrase “day of the Lord” includes other events as well. For instance, some believe that the Tribulation period begins the “day of the Lord” because we can clearly see from the opening of the very first seal in Revelation 6 (which also coincides with the beginning of the Tribulation period; see also Daniel 9:27), that the Lamb (the Lord) is in full charge and He is pouring out His wrath as He opens each of those seals.

Continue Reading March 27, 2015 at 3:18 PM 2 comments

Another Day to Serve the Lord

As you move through the day, His discernment will allow you to see things that you might have otherwise missed. There’s a person who is hurting that you can help. You remember that you need to pray for someone. You gain more wisdom from His Word today than you thought possible. It was easier to memorize Scripture. Your entire outlook for the day is seen from His perspective, not yours.

As authentic Christians, we are blessed with the only God who has chosen to live within us in order recreate us into the image of His Son. The Lord reigns and the more time we spend with Him, the more we begin to realize that He does reign and more than anything, we want to serve Him. I hope and pray that this is your life today. The Lord is with you, if you are His. May He open your eyes to that truth as you seek to serve Him this day.

Continue Reading August 25, 2011 at 11:08 AM

Problems with Today’s So-Called Prophets

Notice though that in the next section, the officials and people came to the priests and spoke on behalf of Jeremiah stating that he did not deserve to die because they said he spoke to them in the Name of the Lord. So, at least some of these people did not believe that Jeremiah was a false prophet or a blasphemer. Ultimately, the Lord was in control.

Continue Reading August 15, 2019 at 11:53 AM 6 comments

A Word from the Lord?

This is the big problem with people who believe themselves to have God’s ear wanting them to be counselors to others. The unfortunate part is that the people they counsel often take their counsel as complete truth and endeavor to follow their instructions to a “t” instead of going to Scripture and checking things for themselves.

Continue Reading May 27, 2019 at 3:36 PM 4 comments

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