Category Archives: Day of the Lord

THE KINGS OF THE EAST

The Kings of the East are identical to the Kings of the Earth that are allied with the “Beast from the Sea” – Revelation 16:12-19.

The “sixth bowl of wrath” presents an image of an army led by the “kings from the east” across the Euphrates River, a picture derived from prophecies of Babylon’s overthrow by the “Medes and Persians.” At the end of the age, God will use a “pagan” force once again to destroy “Babylon,” only this time “Mystery Babylon” of the Last Days.

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THE GREAT EARTHQUAKE

The final day of wrath will be characterized by unprecedented celestial and terrestrial events, including the final “great earthquake.” 

In four separate passages, Revelation refers to the coming “great earthquake,” and each time locates it on the day of God’s final “wrath.” Chaos in the heavens and unimaginable seismic shifts on the earth will mark the arrival of the “Day of the Lord,” the Great Dénouement when God vindicates His people and punishes His enemies.

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TIMES AND SEASONS

Paul did not detail the “times and seasons” since the Thessalonians understood that the Lord will come “like a thief in the night” 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3.

Paul continued his discussion about the “coming” of Jesus by addressing its timing and how it will impact believers and nonbelievers. But rather than provide any chronological information, he reminded the Thessalonians that the “Day of the Lord” will come just like “a thief in the night,” as they already knew. No one except God knows the timing of that day.

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HIS LONGSUFFERING

In the interim between Christ’s ascension and his return, God has granted humanity the opportunity to repent before that day arrives.  

In his second epistle, Peter explained the apparent “delay” in the “arrival” of Jesus and the “Day of the Lord.” In doing so, he linked that day with the final judgment and the new creation. And he argued that the conduct of the church may very well “hasten” that day. God is characterized by mercy and has no desire for anyone to perish.

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FINALITY OF HIS RETURN

The “coming” of Jesus will mark the end of the present order and the commencement of the “age to come,” nothing less than the New Creation.

The New Testament promises that Jesus will return to the earth at the “end” of the present age, and with great power and glory. And his “arrival” will result in the judgment of the ungodly, the resurrection and vindication of the righteous, the arrival of the New Creation, and the termination of death –Thus, it will be an event of great finality.

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