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Three Options for the Day of the Lord

As the political situation becomes more difficult, not just in the USA but also and most urgently worldwide, more and more people ask when will God come to judge the earth.  Almost all information on this is divisive and unclear.  Isaiah speaks of the Day of Wrath.

Isa 13:13-15 – The day of wrath is the day of the lord.   (KJV) 13 Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.  14 And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land.  15 Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword.

Here is where everyone returns to his own land.  Whether this applies to us believers is a matter of discussion and on whether you believe the rapture occurs before the day of the Lord, or after this passage or whether you believe it is later on.  Definitely one thing is sure – we will all decide on which side of Right or Wrong we stand.

There are 3 interpretations of the “day of the Lord.”

1 – Believers are raptured and watch the events as a cloud of witnesses.

2 – Believers stay here through the judgment and are protected, hidden in some safe place.

3 – Believers stay through the judgment and act as helpers to those whom God wants to save because God has said, “occupy ‘til I come” so we do not leave our post.

The answer to this question depends on timing.  Since God lives in eternity, when He speaks of time its relevance to us is like walking through a mist.  When He says “soon” we cannot know if this is 10 years or 100.

The word “flee” home tells us that people are not returning home voluntarily.  Something has driven them to leave in a big hurry.

These questions have no universal agreement as of yet.  I feel sure they will be straightened out in due time.  For now, I’d suggest that no one can be absolutely sure.

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How will Jesus Return

The Bible is quite specific on how Jesus will return.  He Himself said He would return in the clouds of heaven. In the book of Acts right before His accession into heaven the angels spoke to his disciples and said He would return just as He left, in a cloud.

Acts 1:9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. 11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

This seems pretty straight forward, but there is something we miss.  What or who are the clouds?

Matthew 26:64  Hereafter shall ye (King James for you’all) see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.

We have a choice here.  We might assume this means clouds from the first heaven, the atmosphere around the earth.  But assumptions lead us astray. That would make sense only if Jesus were going to the moon or maybe Mars, but he is going to the heaven of His father.

The clouds of heaven are defined in the book of Hebrews.

Hebrews 12:1 we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.

In other words, clouds are the witnesses (us) those who have died and are in heaven.  This is the makeup of the cloud that both received Jesus at the on resurrection Sunday and also “saints” who will come back with Him.  The first cloud was made up of Abraham, David and all the luminaries of the Old Testament.

 The next cloud appearance will be of those, perhaps including you and me, to come back to earth with Him.  If you are Holy Spirit filled and under the Covenant of God, it is your privilege to return with Him.jesus-returns

1 Thessalonians 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

At that time Jesus will not be coming as a lamb, but as an angry lion, prepared to require final judgment on a world gone bad.  And that is a day we all wish to see, whether now or in the years to come.

In conclusion:  Jesus is coming for believers, not unbelievers and many will not be going with him.  When this happens is the main issue. We do not know when, just we have His promise that it will happen.

Then we shall see no separation between heaven and earth.  That is our final hope and destination.
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See also https://wouldyouconsider.net/2014/10/11/new-view-of-the-rapture-and-left-behind/