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The Day of the Lord Will Come

There are seventeen references to “the day of the LORD” in the Old Testament:

  • Obadiah 15
  • Joel 1:15
  • Joel 2:1
  • Joel 2:11
  • Joel 2:31
  • Joel 3:14
  • Amos 5:18 (twice)
  • Amos 5:20
  • Isaiah 13:6
  • Isaiah 13:9
  • Zephaniah 1:7
  • Zephaniah 1:14 (twice)
  • Ezekiel 13:5
  • Ezekiel 30:3
  • Malachi 4:5

There are four references to “the day of the LORD” in the New Testament.

  • Acts 2:20
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:2
  • 2 Thessalonians 2:2
  • 2 Peter 3:10

The day of the Lord will be the day in which God will pour out His just wrath upon humanity.  We must admit that we deserve the wrath of God.  Sin abounds.  It is not merely the outward sins that we see in our culture but the blasphemy of our hearts toward God (Romans 1:21).  As those described in Romans 3:10-18, we do not love God nor do we fear Him.  We transgress His grace toward us (Hebrews 10:29).  We know His laws (Romans 2:15) and yet we break His laws consistently (1 John 3:4).  We are earning God’s wrath against sin.

And this will come.  In time the day of the Lord will come.  I can’t begin to know when nor will I assume to guess.  I only know that a time is coming when God’s wrath will be poured out on those who reject His law and His reign over us.  I am grateful to God that I am saved from His wrath through Christ (Romans 5:8-9).  Jesus came to save me from the wrath of God (John 1:29).  Jesus came to save me from my sins that not only had separated me from a holy God but also deserved His justice.  Jesus bore my sins on the cross (Galatians 1:4; Ephesians 1:7) and He saves me from the wrath to come (1 Thessalonians 1:10).  I rejoice that I am hidden with Christ in God (Colossians 3:1-4).

We must preach the wrath of God that is coming.  The day of the Lord will come and our job is to warn sinners that they are earning His wrath.  We must call them to repent (Acts 2:38-39).  We must cry out to this generation that they are lost and undone and need the grace of God given only in Christ Jesus His Son.  Jesus alone is the hope for humanity for the coming day of the Lord (1 Timothy 2:5-6).  Jesus is our only hope to be saved (John 14:6; Acts 4:12).

Written by The Seeking Disciple

08/28/2013 at 10:18 AM

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