The Day of the Lord

Scripture Passage: 
2 Peter 3:8-13

Introduction:  What is the day of the Lord?  Who is the day of the Lord for?  What is going to happen during the day of the Lord?

  1. THE TIMEFRAME OF THE DAY OF THE LORD
    1. After the Rapture (1 Thessalonians 5:1-5)
    2. Preceded By
      1. Wonders in the heavens and earth (Joel 2:31; Revelation 6:12)
        1. The sun shall be turned into darkness
        2. The moon shall be turned into blood
      2. Elijah the prophet must come (Malachi 4:5; Revelation 11:1-12)
    3. Associated With His Coming (Zechariah 14:1-5)
  2. THE RECIPIENTS OF THE DAY OF THE LORD
    1. The Proud and Lofty (Isaiah 2:12)
    2. The Wicked (Isaiah 13:11)
  3. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE DAY OF THE LORD
    1. A Time of Humiliation (Isaiah 2:12-17)
    2. A Time of Destruction (Isaiah 13:6-9)
    3. A Time of Darkness (Amos 5:18)
      1. Isaiah 13:10
        1. The stars of heaven and the constellations shall not give their light
        2. The sun shall be darkened
        3. The moon shall not cause her light to shine
      2. Joel 2:1-2
        1. A day of darkness and gloominess
        2. A day of clouds and of thick darkness
      3. Joel 2:10
        1. The sun and moon shall be dark
        2. The stars shall withdraw their shining
    4. A Time of War (Joel 2:1-11)
      1. The gathering of a great army (Joel 2:2)
      2. A fire devoureth before them and a flame burneth behind them (Joel 2:3)
      3. The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses and horsemen (Joel 2:4)
      4. Like the noise of chariots and of a flame of fire will they come (Joel 2:5)
      5. Before their face the people shall be much pained (Joel 2:6)
      6. The faces of the people before them shall gather blackness (Joel 2:6)
      7. The army
        1. They shall run like mighty men (Joel 2:7)
        2. They shall climb the wall like men of war (Joel 2:7)
        3. They shall march every one on his ways (Joel 2:7)
        4. They shall not break their ranks (Joel 2:7)
        5. They will not thrust another (Joel 2:8)
        6. They shall walk every one in his path (Joel 2:8)
        7. When they fall upon the sword they shall not be wounded. (Joel 2:8)
        8. The earth shall quake before them (Joel 2:10)
    5. A Time of Judgment (Joel 3:12-14)
    6. A Time of Inescapable Troubles (Amos 5:18-20)
    7. A Time of Sacrifice (Zephaniah 1:7-18)
      1. The Lord prepares a sacrifice
      2. The Lord bids guests
      3. The Lord’s sacrifice includes punishment
    8. A Time of Destruction of Heaven and Earth (2 Peter 3:10-13)

Conclusion:  Are you going to be here for the destruction surrounding the day of the Lord?  Will you allow the knowledge of these things to change your life for the Lord as recommended in 2 Peter 3:11-12?

Andrew Ray

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