The Day of the Lord—The Day of Christ

"The day of the Lord" is a distinctly Old Testament phrase. It is the subject of a great deal of prophecy, as, for example, in passages like Isa 2:17,13:6-9; Joe 3:1-2,14; Zec 14:1- 9; and Mal 4:1-2.

  1. The day of the Lord was a day of mystery as to when it would occur. 1Pe1:12 tells us that Old Testament prophets did a lot of searching to try and figure out when it was going to happen.
  2. The day of the Lord was a day in the future; it still is.
  3. The day of the Lord is primarily a day of judgment Every passage indicates that this will be a most terrible time. When the day of the Lord comes It will be the darkest hour in human history.
  4. The events that relate to the day of the Lord, both in the Old Testament prophecies and in the book of Revelation, identify it as the Tribulation. We know from a multitude of Scriptures that the Tribulation will last for seven years, and the entire time is called the day of the Lord.
  5. The day of the Lord pictures Jesus Christ coming in vengeance. He came first as the Lamb of God; in the day of the Lord He will return as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. He will come with a sword in His hand to execute judgment.

"The day of Christ" is a distinctly New Testament term found in such passages as Phi 1:6; 1Co 1:8, 1Co 5:5; 2Co 1:14.

  1. The day of Christ is the day of completion for those who believe. This is the day we reach our objective.
  2. The day of Christ is a day of confirmation. We will know fully and completely when this day comes that we really have eternal life.
  3. The day of Christ is a day when believers become blameless in Christ. We may not be blameless now, but we will be blameless forever in His presence.
  4. The day of Christ is a day of salvation and rejoicing.
  5. There will be no condemnation in the day of Christ.


     This material was originally a highlighted topic in "The Basics".

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