Friday, July 20, 2007

Who is The Day of the Lord for?

Pro 11:23 The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

Oba 1:15 For the day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head.

Zep 1:8 And it shall come to pass in the day of the LORD's sacrifice, that I will punish the princes, and the king's children, and all such as are clothed with strange apparel (this is not a dislike of fashion! Instead we are to be "clothed with righteousness" and to "put on the armor of God").

1Th 5:3 For when they (the unsaved) shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

1Th 5:9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, The Day of the Lord/the Wrath of God is Not for the "Brethren" (which is how Paul addresses the readers of this letter).

This is a good indication that Believers will not suffer the Wrath of God, which is why many believe that the Word shows a different timing for the rapture of the church than that which is popularly taught. Instead of a pre-tribulation catching away, leaving before the appearance of the anti-christ and the great tribultion, they believe the Word shows that Christians will go thru tribulation and will suffer Satan's wrath (look it up!). However, when God decides that enough is enough and begins to pour out His wrath that that will be the time of the gathering of the saints.

2Pe 3:7 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.

The "wrath" of the "day of the Lord" is clearly for the unjust people of the world...those who have turned their back on Jesus and rejected Him.

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