Understanding "The Day of the Lord"
"You 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. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief."
6-19-17, Chuck Steele [Excerpted*] -- The phrase “day of the Lord” usually identifies events that take place at the end of history. One key to understanding these phrases is to note that they always identify a span of time during which God personally intervenes in history, directly or indirectly, to accomplish some specific aspect of His plan. To better understand God’s timing regarding certain events which are about to take place the following verses enlighten us:
There's unmistakable clarity as to who the ‘day of the Lord’ is intended. Its purpose is to ‘destroy sinners’ and it's ‘the time of the heathen.’ The day of the Lord will be accompanied by God's wrath and fierce anger. That leaves out all born again believers who have repented of our sins asking Jesus to be our Lord and Savior. We have been cleansed and have received the gift of eternal life with Him.
Since we understand that the Rapture (or the “catching away of the believers”) is what ushers in the terrible ‘day of the Lord,’ it’s time to make our preparations for its coming. If you don't know the Messiah Jesus Christ ... earnestly pray for forgiveness turning your life over to Him. You will be born again.
“Jesus said, marvel not that I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3,7
“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 5:1
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Isaiah 26:3; Philippines 4:6
7-8-21-21, Israel has only 8000 square miles of land - the Muslims have 5 million. Yet, they also want the Jews land. Of all the nations of the world, the Lord chose the descendants of Jacob [Jews], not Ishmael [Muslims], to be His covenant people - the descendants of Abraham and wife Sarah. (Genesis 17:19-21; Malachi 1:1–5).
✝️ 6-8-20, Jesus is God; He came to save sinners. “For He [Jesus] Whom God sent speaks the words of God: The Father loves the Son & has given all things into His hand. He that believs on the Son hath everlasting life & they that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on them.” John 3:34-36
✝️ 6-7-20, The Lord □ Jesus spoke from the cross first of forgiveness, salvation then of His Mother's care into John's hands. He spoke of being forsaken & then triumph as His task as human was complete shedding His perfect blood for the forgiveness of sins to all who repent believing in Him. His body was thirsty. And last of His reunion with the Father. Matthew 27:46; Luke 23:34, 43, 46; John 19:26-28, 30; Mark 15:34
✝️ 5-7-20, Sins □ Jesus Harshly Condemns; He said, “God knows our hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. V9 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” [Pride] Luke 16:15, 18:9-14; Hebrews 1:8-9
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