3 Bible Tips: The Day of the Lord
In previous studies we have looked at the Great Tribulation and the heavenly signs that lead up to the Day of the Lord.
1. Though we greatly desire Jesus Christ’s return, the Day of the Lord that precedes His return will be dreadful.
"Woe to you who desire the day of the Lord! For what good is the day of the Lord to you? It will be darkness, and not light" (Amos 5:18).
2. The Day of the Lord usually refers to the time when God powerfully intervenes in the world to punish evil.
"Behold, the day of the Lord comes, cruel, with both wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate; and He will destroy its sinners from it...
"I will punish the world for its evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; I will halt the arrogance of the proud, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible" (Isaiah 13:9, 11).
3. In Revelation, the Day of the Lord is covered in the seventh seal, which includes the seven trumpet plagues.
"When He opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and to them were given seven trumpets" (Revelation 8:1-2; Revelation chapters 8, 9 and 11 describe the terrible effects of these plagues and the ultimate return of Christ after the seventh trumpet).
To learn more about the Day of the Lord that will climax in the return of Jesus Christ to rule the world, see the Bible Study Guide lesson "Armageddon and the Day of the Lord."