Its time BOYS and GIRLS. I've been waiting to make this thread for a while and i'm excited for it =) its the ultimate End times subject (IMO )
Its The Day of the Lord!.
Is it 24 hours or 1000 years? Is it the Last day? Shall all his judgement happen at once or over a Era?
Does it start the Day Christ is Revealed in Heaven or when he Arrives on Earth?
Is it a Day of Darkness or a Day of Light?
Shall it overtake you as a thief in the night and you shall not escape.
Or whether we are awake or asleep we might live with Christ?
Who is his Wrath stored up for, is the church to be present at this time?
Is there only one DoTL or were there many?
What is the purpose of this Day?
What Role does Israel have to play?
What role does the Church play?
Please my brothers i shall start this thread by posting some references and then quoting some passages if anyone has any to add please do so i'll like a nice amount of scriptures before we begun the debate in Earnest.
Isaiah 2 Isaiah 4-5 Isaiah 11 Isaiah 13 Isaiah 19 Isaiah 24 Isaiah 26 Isaiah 27
Jeremiah 30 Jeremiah 46
Ezekiel 30 Ezekiel 37-38
Amos 5 Amos 9
Matthew 7 Matthew 24
Luke 12 Luke 21
John 6 John 11-12
Romans 2 Romans 11
1 Corinthians 1
1 Thessalonians 5
2 Thessalonians 2
2 Timothy 1 & 4
2 Peter 3
Let me Begin
Near is the great day of the LORD, Near and coming very quickly; Listen, the day of the LORD! In it the warrior cries out bitterly. A day of wrath is that day, A day of trouble and distress, A day of destruction and desolation, A day of darkness and gloom, A day of clouds and thick darkness, A day of trumpet and battle cry Against the fortified cities And the high corner towers.
I will bring distress on men So that they will walk like the blind, Because they have sinned against the LORD; And their blood will be poured out like dust And their flesh like dung. Neither their silver nor their gold Will be able to deliver them On the day of the LORD'S wrath; And all the earth will be devoured In the fire of His jealousy, For He will make a complete end, Indeed a terrifying one, Of all the inhabitants of the earth.
Wail, for the day of the LORD is near! It will come as destruction from the Almighty. Therefore all hands will fall limp, And every man's heart will melt. They will be terrified, Pains and anguish will take hold of them; They will writhe like a woman in labor, They will look at one another in astonishment, Their faces aflame.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-4
Now as to the times and the epochs, brethren, you have no need of anything to be written to you. For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. While they are saying, "Peace and safety!" then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape.
2 Peter 3:10-12
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up. Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat!
Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, But righteousness delivers from death.
Seek the LORD, All you humble of the earth Who have carried out His ordinances; Seek righteousness, seek humility Perhaps you will be hidden In the day of the LORD'S anger
Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.
As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.
Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?
So it will happen in that day, That the LORD will punish the host of heaven on high, And the kings of the earth on earth. They will be gathered together Like prisoners in the dungeon, And will be confined in prison; And after many days they will be punished.
Seems to me Revelations is the fulfillment of the Dark Portion of the Day of the Lord ending with the Light the coming of Jesus our Lord and Savior.
2 Thessalonians 2:8And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.
A few questions, what will the Heavens and Earth look like after the day of the Lord?
Who will survive on Earth?
Will the Church be present for God's wrath?
Men will go into caves of the rocks And into holes of the ground Before the terror of the LORD And the splendor of His majesty, When He arises to make the earth tremble.
"For thus says the LORD of hosts, 'Once more in a little while, I am going to shake the heavens and the earth, the sea also and the dry land
And all the host of heaven will wear away, And the sky will be rolled up like a scroll; All their hosts will also wither away As a leaf withers from the vine, Or as one withers from the fig tree.
I hopping for an intense study on this subject my brothers so bring forth your scriptures!!
At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.”This phrase, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of things that are shaken—that is, things that have been made—in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain.Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe,for our God is a consuming fire.
Like a Women in Travail.
Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, as well as famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.
“The sound of an uproar from the city! A sound from the temple!The sound of the LORD, rendering recompense to his enemies! “Before she was in labor she gave birth;before her pain came upon her she delivered a son. Who has heard such a thing?Who has seen such things? Shall a land be born in one day? Shall a nation be brought forth in one moment? For as soon as Zion was in labor she brought forth her children. Shall I bring to the point of birth and not cause to bring forth?”says the LORD; shall I, who cause to bring forth, shut the womb?”says your God.
Now why dost thou cry out aloud? is there no king in thee? is thy counseller perished? for pangs have taken thee as a woman in travail. Be in pain, and labour to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail: for now shalt thou go forth out of the city, and thou shalt dwell in the field, and thou shalt go even to Babylon; there shalt thou be delivered; there the LORD shall redeem thee from the hand of thine enemies.
A woman has pain in childbirth because her time has come; but when she brings forth her child, she forgets her anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.
Wail, for the day of the Lord is near; as destruction from the Almighty[c] it will come! Therefore all hands will be feeble,and every human heart will melt.They will be dismayed: pangs and agony will seize them;they will be in anguish like a woman in labor.
A grievous vision is declared unto me; the treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler spoileth. Go up, O Elam: besiege, O Media; all the sighing thereof have I made to cease. Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travaileth: I was bowed down at the hearing of it; I was dismayed at the seeing of it. My heart staggers; horror has appalled me; the twilight I longed for has been turned for me into trembling.
O LORD, in distress they sought you;they poured out a whispered prayer when your discipline was upon themLike a pregnant woman who writhes and cries out in her pangs when she is near to giving birth, so were we because of you, O LORD; We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen. Your dead shall live; their bodies shall rise. You who dwell in the dust, awake and sing for joy! For your dew is a dew of light, and the earth will give birth to the dead. Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until the fury has passed by. For behold, the LORD is coming out from his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity, and the earth will disclose the blood shed on it, and will no more cover its slain.
O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in me is thine help. Where now is your king, that he may save you in all your cities, and the rulers you demanded, saying," Give me a king and leaders"? I gave thee a king in mine anger, and took him away in my wrath. The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up; his sin is hid. The sorrows of a travailing woman shall come upon him: he is an unwise son; for he should not stay long in the place of the breaking forth of children. I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.
Ask now, and see,can a man bear a child? Why then do I see every man with his hands on his stomach like a woman in labor? Why has every face turned pale?Alas! That day is so great there is none like it; it is a time of distress for Jacob;yet he shall be saved out of it.“And it shall come to pass in that day, declares the Lord of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off your neck, and I will burst your bonds, and foreigners shall no more make a servant of him.But they shall serve the Lord their God and David their king, whom I will raise up for them.“Then fear not, O Jacob my servant, declares the Lord, nor be dismayed, O Israel; for behold, I will save you from far away,and your offspring from the land of their captivity. Jacob shall return and have quiet and ease, and none shall make him afraid.For I am with you to save you, declares the Lord; I will make a full end of all the nations among whom I scattered you,but of you I will not make a full end.I will discipline you in just measure,and I will by no means leave you unpunished.
1 Thessalonians 5:3
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.
And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth.And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven diadems.His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child he might devour it. She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne,