The Day Of The Lord

Amos 5:18-24

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18 Woe to you who long for the Day of the Lord! What will the Day of the Lord be for you? It will be darkness and not light.
19 It will be like a man who flees from a lion only to have a bear confront him.
He goes home and rests his hand against the wall only to have a snake bite him.
20 Won’t the Day of the Lord be darkness rather than light,
even gloom without any brightness in it?
21 I hate, I despise your feasts! I can’t stand the stench of your solemn assemblies.
22 Even if you offer Me your burnt offerings and grain offerings,
I will not accept them; I will have no regard for your fellowship offerings of fattened cattle. 23 Take away from Me the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps. 24 But let justice flow like water, and righteousness, like an unfailing stream.

Matthew 24:29-31

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29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days: The sun will be darkened, and the moon will not shed its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the celestial powers will be shaken. 30 “Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the peoples of the earth will mourn; and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 He will send out His angels with a loud trumpet, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.

Acts 2:17-21

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17 And it will be in the last days, says God, that I will pour out My Spirit on all humanity; then your sons and your daughters will prophesy,
your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams.
18 I will even pour out My Spirit on My male and female slaves in those days,
and they will prophesy.
19 I will display wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth below:
blood and fire and a cloud of smoke.
20 The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood
before the great and remarkable Day of the Lord comes.
21 Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

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1 Corinthians 1:8 He will also strengthen you to the end, so that you will be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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1 Corinthians 5:4-5 

4 When you are assembled in the name of our Lord Jesus with my spirit and with the power of our Lord Jesus, 5 turn that one over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the Day of the Lord.

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1 Thessalonians 5:2 For you yourselves know very well that the Day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night.

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2 Thessalonians 2:1-3

1 Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to Him: We ask you, brothers, 2 not to be easily upset in mind or troubled, either by a spirit or by a message or by a letter as if from us, alleging that the Day of the Lord has come. 3 Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way. For that day will not come unless the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction.

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2 Peter 3:10 But the Day of the Lord will come like a thief; on that day the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, the elements will burn and be dissolved, and the earth and the works on it will be disclosed.

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Revelation 6:12-17

12 Then I saw Him open the sixth seal. A violent earthquake occurred; the sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair; the entire moon became like blood; 13 the stars of heaven fell to the earth as a fig tree drops its unripe figs when shaken by a high wind; 14 the sky separated like a scroll being rolled up; and every mountain and island was moved from its place. 15 Then the kings of the earth, the nobles, the military commanders, the rich, the powerful, and every slave and free person hid in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains. 16 And they said to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of the One seated on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb, 17 because the great day of Their wrath has come! And who is able to stand?”

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Revelation 7:13-14

13 Then one of the elders asked me, “Who are these people robed in white, and where did they come from?” 14 I said to him, “Sir, you know.” Then he told me:  These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.


“Are You Washed In The Blood Of The Lamb”

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8 thoughts on “The Day Of The Lord

  1. “But let justice flow like water, and righteousness, like an unfailing stream.” – Amos 5:24

    Yes, this is what God has always wanted: Justice, fairness and compassion in how we treat one another, and righteousness, walking in God’s ways and not the world’s. Everything else is window dressing.

    God bless.

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  2. The signs are amassing that the day of the Lord is closing in. The bible says we should not be too joyful about it because it is a day of darkness and many will face a Christless eternity during it.

    The time for descision is now! Then and only then can one face hardship with inner peace knowing the Lord carries me through!

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  3. Daily Devotional — 09/21/16

    DEALING WITH DIFFERENCES
    “Master,” said John, “we saw a man driving out demons in your name and we tried to stop him, because he is not one of us.” “Do not stop him,” Jesus said, “for whoever is not against you is for you.” Luke 9:49-50

    The disciples complained to the Lord Jesus that some other men who were not of their group were ministering in Jesus’ name. The disciples had forbidden them to continue, but Jesus rebuked them. The Lord had to deal with Peter very specifically through a vision and a dramatic experience before he could say, “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism, but accepts men from every nation who fear Him and do what is right” (Acts 10: 34,35).

    The Apostle Paul enlarged on this idea in Romans 14. He summarized his teaching when he said, “Who are you to judge someone else’s servant?” (Romans 14:4). “You then, why do you judge your brother?…for we will all stand before God’s judgment seat” (Romans 14:10).

    We must be very careful about rejecting someone simply because they do not serve the Lord the same way we do. If we quietly go about the work the Lord has given us, we need not be overly concerned about how others feel led to serve Him.

    In Eritrea, Helen Berhane experienced differences among believers even in the horrible conditions of the shipping container prison. She writes in her book, Song of the Nightingale:

    It was an incredible experience to share my imprisonment with others who were also imprisoned for their faith. However, with Christians from six different denominations in one container, we often found that we disagreed. For example, there was one lady who was a traditional Orthodox Christian; a very strong believer. If I told a joke as part of my Bible teachings she disapproved, so she actually began to pray and worship alone, and even eat alone. I found it amazing that even in a container she would not socialize with Christians she perceived to be too worldly! Other people argued over how we prayed. Some people preferred to pray silently, while others would pray out loud, and in such a small space it was easy to see why this was a problem.

    I had to remind them, “We are not in our churches now. In our own church halls we can do as we please, but here we must tolerate each other’s differences. If we keep fighting they may send us to the underground prisons in the mountains, so we must be thankful for our freedom to worship together here, and not argue about the ways we used to worship when we were free.”[1]

    RESPONSE: Today I will be very careful about rejecting someone simply because they do not serve the Lord the same way I do.

    PRAYER: Lord, help me to be humble in dealing with believers who see things differently than I.

    1. Helen Berhane, Song of the Nightingale (Colorado Springs: Authentic Media, 2009), pp. 49-50.

    Standing Strong Through The Storm (SSTS), a daily devotional message by SSTS author Paul Estabrooks. © 2011 Open Doors International. Used by permission.

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  4. Prayer For Those With Gift Of Prophecy:

    Heavenly Father, we come to you in the name of Jesus asking to bring clarity, discernment and wisdom to all of your children. We ask that you block False Prophecy from being sent out, so it will not interfere with anyone’s daily walk with you. We ask for your mercy on all those giving out False prophetic messages. We ask that you guide their mind and emotions, so they truly know when they hear from your Holy Spirit. May each of us ask for confirmation on what others are sharing with us, so we only believe in the truth. We thank you and praise you. In Jesus name .. Amen.

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  5. Thank you for the awesome post James!!! Always so encouraging in the midst of the Truth we know is happening all around.
    I noticed Denver news said there’s a “practice” for disaster at a hospital today. On the praiseworthy side, there is suddenly so many I know who are having dreams and visions! All are the same as what Linda/Bette, well everyone is sharing. So encouraging in these times! Prayers are being answered and just to know there are more being woke up now is awesome!

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  6. Daily Devotional — 09/22/16

    SIMPLICITY OF THE CHURCH
    And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way. Ephesians 1:22-23

    Rene looked carefully both ways as he turned the corner. No one seemed to be watching. Wiping the perspiration from his forehead he glanced at his watch. He was five minutes early. He walked slowly around the block a second time to arrive at the large gate at exactly 7:14. He pressed the bell three times: short…long…short. It was the newly changed code to indicate he was a fellow-believer. The gate opened and closed quickly as Rene slipped inside. In two hours time there were several hundred believers gathered secretly in the basement for fellowship.

    Rene sat quietly waiting for the others. He remembered reading in a magazine about a small group in China that gathered weekly in the back room of a small store to worship together. It was the era of the infamous Cultural Revolution. Since the believers could easily be overheard by anyone entering the store, they “sang” hymns together without words or music. Someone whispered the name of the song and they would silently move their lips and simply think of the words and music.

    He chuckled out loud. The memory came of Pastor Wally saying, “We are an underground church like the believers behind the Bamboo Curtain, but the difference is that we can praise in full voice because the facilities are sound proofed. Not even our closest neighbour can hear us.”

    This is a description of a church group in Saudi Arabia – a country that has not had an official church in over fourteen hundred years. And yet many believers meet together secretly and at great risk all over the country.

    The most common way for the church to express its faith in western societies has been through the institutional pattern. Consequently, this is the only pattern with which many Christians are familiar. But this form can be easily eliminated by a repressive government, is difficult to maintain in other hostile environments, and may not be appropriate to local cultural needs. There are other options if you and your fellow believers were under the rule of those who were trying to repress Christianity.

    RESPONSE: Today I will accept that there are many forms of church to fulfill the five biblical functions of the church.

    PRAYER: Pray for those around the world who must meet in secret for worship services.

    Standing Strong Through The Storm (SSTS), a daily devotional message by SSTS author Paul Estabrooks. © 2011 Open Doors International. Used by permission.

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