The Day of the Lord
The Day of the Lord, the seventh year, is the last year of the last seven years of the prophet Daniel. The first six years is the time of “Jacob’s Trouble”—famine, pestilence, wars, and the rule of the Antichrist or the widely known Great Tribulation. Read Where Are We Now? What To Expect? for time sequence in the last seven years. Like the seventh day as the Sabbath day of rest, the seventh year is also the Sabbath Year, the rest for the Lord or simply, the Day of the Lord. It actually lasts for one year. One day in prophecies is equivalent to one year.
Also in Isaiah 63:4,
The Day of the Lord is even more terrifying than the Great Tribulation. These are two different times. The tribulation period covers a time span of six years, and within that six years, there are 1,260 days, the reign of the evil ruler of the New World Order. This evil ruler disguised as the “Messiah” is one that the Bible calls the Antichrist. The apostle John mentioned the common and many antichrists that appeared even during his time. Read 1 John 2:18, 22; 4:3; and 2 John 7:7. However, the antichrist in the last days was specified by Paul as the son of perdition in NKJV, or son of lawlessness in NIV who is doomed to destruction.
The Bible warned that it is better for us to experience the wrath of the Antichrist in the tribulation period rather than the wrath of God.
Read also in Joel 2:1:
What to expect in the Day of the Lord?
The Two Witnesses are the two prophets who will be prepare the way of the Lord before He comes. They are Moses and Elijah, same prophets who appeared to Jesus during His transfiguration (Matt 17:4). They will be killed by the Antichrist. Read Is the Gay Pride Ever Mentioned in the Bible? for few details about these Two Witnesses. However, after three days, they will be resurrected which also signals the start of the Day of the Lord.
Jesus said that one of the signs of His coming is that the heavenly bodies will be shaken (Matt 24:29). Upon the sounds of two successive trumpets, two space objects will hit earth one after another. The second space object named Wormwood is the more powerful one that will release the army of God from the Abyss. It will also cover the earth with thick clouds darkening the skies (Rev 9:1-2). Read Greenland: The Camp of God's Army - Part 2 for more on this "star."
Total darkness is apparently caused by the two space objects hitting the earth as discussed earlier. It will also cause an unprecedented cold winter as mentioned by Jesus Christ.
The Sabbath mentioned here is the seventh year of the last seven years of Daniel, the Day of the Lord. It is far better for us that our flight will take place during the first six years or within the tribulation period than to be overtaken by the Lord's day, the day of His vengeance.
For more on this, please read also Greenland: The Camp of God's Army - Part 1.
After the cold winter, the earth will burn and so with many plagues will strike the sinners, not meant to kill but for them to repent (Rev 9: 20-21; 16:11). There will be great devastation of the earth and death among the sinners after they have not repented of their sins.
This is the beginning of the finale of the Day of the Lord. This is the time and only time that Jesus Christ will appear to mankind. By this time, the survivors of the last days will be very few. This is also the time of the harvest of the earth and only the good fruits will be remain. The Second Coming will come in a surprise.
When Jesus Christ sends His angels to harvest the earth or gather the elect, He will raise from the dead those who have died faithful. This was His promise to His apostles when He said,
Read also John 6:44, 54. Then the all elect who are now gathered in Jerusalem will be caught up with Jesus in the air to meet Him (1 Thess 4:17). Then those who are left on the ground are either the sinners or those who have not known the Lord. They are the people who followed them in the exodus of the saints towards Jerusalem to destroy them. But Jesus will finally exact His vengeance on the enemies in full view of all nations who have gathered together in the place called Armageddon.
Please also read The Battle of Armageddon – The Great Supper of God for more details.
This is the first judgment. This judgment is for those who are still alive and are still on the ground. Some will be saved and pass the judgment as mentioned in Isaiah 66:19-21. The rest are destroyed like separating and burning the weeds. The rest of the dead will not be judged until the Millennium or a thousand years of the King Jesus Christ's reign on earth is over (Rev 20:5).
After the judgment, the Millennium reign of Christ on earth will begin. From the few survivors of the tribulation and Day of the Lord, the earth will be repopulated. The whole earth will be cleaned up and replenished with everything that was lost. This is the true fulfillment of God's promised to Abraham and the patriarchs. That will be the time that God will establish a new covenant with man. He will replace the heart of stone with a heart of flesh (Ezek 11:19; 36:26). Then the earth shall be full of knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea (Isa 11:9; Hab 2:14). For more on the Millennium, please read the topic, The Millennium. For complete details, read Chapter 6 of the book.
These are just some of the highlights of the events that are happening in the Day of the Lord. Of course, there are lots more events that are well detailed in the Scriptures. But what is important is to get ready, we are close to the last days. Let us take heed and be prepared to meet our God. Make sure we are doing His commissioned work for us until He comes for He will come when we least expect.
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