The Day Of The Lord

Q. Here is a question about the Day of the Lord. For all the cataclysmic imagery of this day starting in a violent way in Bible prophecy, isn’t the real relevance of the Day of the Lord that Christ will reign for one day ( 1000 years ) of peace and restoration on earth ? For the Christian, the Day of the Lord is a good thing, is it not ? The initial judgments and violence are just to wrestle dominion from the powers and principalities who are currently trespassing on Christ’s turf !

A. It is true that for believers, the arrival of the Day of the Lord marks the beginning of an eternity of peace and happiness. But the Kingdom Age (Millennium) is never called by that name. The Day of the Lord is a title reserved for a time on Earth characterized by great judgment. Here’s an excerpt of the Lord’s own description of the Day of the Lord.

Woe to you who long for the day of the LORD! Why do you long for the day of the LORD ? That day will be darkness, not light. It will be as though a man fled from a lion only to meet a bear, as though he entered his house and rested his hand on the wall only to have a snake bite him. Will not the day of the LORD be darkness, not light– pitch-dark, without a ray of brightness? (Amos 5:18-20)

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