The Day of The Lord

 

A key to understanding many of the prophecies referring to the day of the Lord or that day is a clear understanding of the day of the Lord. It begins with the Lordís return for His millennial reign2Pet 3:10 followed by the second resurrection among the rest of the dead: And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark on their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years (but the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished). This is the first resurrection. Rev 20:4-5 The day of the Lord is the thousand year millennium, which is followed by eternity with a new heaven and earth: And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.Rev 21:1

 

The day of the Lord is the day of His wrath: Behold, the day of the Lord comes, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine. And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir. Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger:Is 13:9-13 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he does judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.Rev. 19:11-15

 

The day of the Lord is also the day of His rest: For he spoke in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest. Seeing therefore it remains that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief.Heb 4:4-8

 

The day of the Lord is the seventh millennial day,Heb 4:4,7 and what isprophesied along with the seventh millennial day is the first 6 millennial days, which make the seventh day the seventh: The first 1000-year day is the day in which Adam died at the age of 930 years:Gen 5:5 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it: for in the day that you eat thereof you shall surely die. Gen 2:17 The last or latter days, the three 1000-year days at the end of the week, are the time of the Messiah:Acts 2:17, Heb 1:2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations [goyim: uncircumcised] shall flow unto it,Is 2:2 and the uncircumcised have been flowing into the Lordís house free from the law of sin and deathRom 8:2 since His first coming. To the Jews, Hosea also prophesied of these last three days: After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.Hos 6:2 The day of the Lord is the last millennial day of the last days: But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 2Pet 3:8-10

 

Prophecies become clearer when we read them within the framework of seven millennial days between the fall of Adam and the final, white throne judgment with the last days or latter days being the three between the Lordís first coming and the judgment and with the day of the Lord, being also the day of His wrath and the day of His rest, being the last thousand year day: For yet seven days, ... and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.Gen 7:4