The day of the Lord


The expression “the Day of the Lord” occurs about twenty times in the Old Testament. Related expressions, such as “that day” or “the day of the Lord of hosts,” occur about fifty times and refer to the same phenomenon. It is a common prophetic theme. In these expressions the word day does not refer to a literal twenty-four hour period; rather, it designates a time when the Lord intervenes directly in human history, the sphere of time, either for judgment or for blessing. By His providence God controls and governs the affairs of history at all times, but the Day of the Lord marks His special, epochal manifestation into time. It is God’s intervention in time in spectacular fashion to bring retribution against the wicked and deliverance for the righteous. Eternity breaks into time.

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ByJustus Musinguzi

Promoting the annual reading and study of the whole Bible, and teaching the treasures of God's truth that honors God, is saturated with grace, exalts Christ, and is driven by the gospel.