In yesterday’s post; we talked about the Day of Christ. We discovered the Day of Christ has to do with the rewards Christians will receive at the Bema seat of Christ.
Today; we will see the Day of the Lord is about judgement. Before looking intently into God’s Word; one would think the Day of the Lord and the Day of Christ, to be one in the same. When studying God’s Word, we must be careful to never take the scriptures out of context. These are two very different future events.
It is very helpful to cross reference the words or phrases you might be studying; in order to grow in your knowledge of God’s Holy Word. Always ask God’s Holy Spirit to teach you to study the Word in such a way as to show yourself approved unto God. Be a man or a woman that rightly divides the Word of truth.
The following are scriptures that point to the meaning of the day of the Lord.
Isa 13:9 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
Joel 1:15 Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come.
Joel 2:11 And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executes his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?
Amos 5:20 Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?
Acts 2:20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:
You may have a couple of scriptures in mind; that when read alone, appear to contradict one another. However; if you will look up the Greek or Hebrew meanings of words, read the whole context and do your cross referencing; you will find God’s Word will never contradict Itself. Never!
Prayer in Motion:
Lord Jesus, thank You that every word in Your Word is yes and amen. Thank you for teaching me there is a Day of Christ and a Day of the Lord. Thank You for leaving me with Your written Word. Thank You for always teaching me and feeding my soul with this most powerful treasure. In Jesus Name. Amen.