Events and Signs of the Times
of the Day of the Lord
WHAT is the character of the "day of the Lord"?
"The great day of the Lord is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly,
even the voice of the day of the Lord: the mighty man shall cry there.
bitterly. That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and
distress." Zeph. 1:14,15.
Under which of the seven seals does this day begin?
"And I beheld when He had opened the sixth seal, and,
lo, there was a great earthquake, . . . for the great day of His wrath
is come; and who shall be able to stand?" Rev. 6:12-17.
What signs were to appear under this seal?
"The sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as
blood; and the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig-tree
casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind."
Verses 12, 13.
dates and fulfilment of these signs, see chapters 68 and 69. The Lisbon
earthquake of 1755 should not be confounded with that to take place under
the seventh plague. Rev. 16:18.
Under which seal will the Lord come?
"And when He had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in
heaven about the space of half an hour." Rev. 8:1.
silence in heaven is the result of Christ and the angels leaving heaven to
come to this earth. See reading in Chapter 63. of this book.
With what is the day of wrath to open?
"And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels
having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of
God." Rev. 15:1.
plagues immediately precede Christ's coming. See Rev. 16:12-15, and
reading in chapter 66.
What great event will take place at Christ's coming?
"For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven: . . . and the
dead in Christ shall rise first." I Thess. 4:16.
How long after this will the wicked dead be raised?
"But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years
were finished." Rev. 20:5.
As they gather around the holy city, what will take place?
"And fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them."
What is this destruction called?
"But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and
murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars,
shall have their part, in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone:
which is the second death." Rev. 21:8.
Unto what are the present heavens and earth reserved?
"But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same
word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment
and perdition of ungodly men." 2 Peter 3:7.
the fire from heaven destroys the wicked, the earth itself will also be
burned and purified.
Does the day of the Lord include this burning day?
"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." Verse 10.
day of the Lord, therefore, begins with the seven last plagues and the
coming of Christ, and continues for one thousand years, or till the wicked
are destroyed, and the earth is renewed and given to the saints.
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