Day of the Lord, Parousia

Final Note

Jesus will return at the “end” of the present age in great power and glory. His “arrival” will result in the judgment of the ungodly, the resurrection and vindication of the righteous, the New Creation, and the termination of death – Thus, it will be an event of great finality.

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Armageddon, Day of the Lord, Kings of the Earth


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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Day of the Lord


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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Day of the Lord, Signs 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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