RAINING TRUTH WATERING THE GARDEN
Watering the Garden
THE DAY OF THE LORD – THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST
At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel. (Isaiah 17:7)
And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God, we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD, we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation. (Isaiah 25:9)
Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am he that speak; behold, it is I. (Isaiah 52:6)
To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; (Isaiah 61:2)
Behold the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. (Jeremiah 23:5)
I saw in the night visions, and behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. (Daniel 7:13)
Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the LORD And many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and shall be my people: and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto thee. (Zechariah 2:10-11)
And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee. (Zechariah 14:4-5)
And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one. (Zechariah 14:9)
Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come. (Joel 1:15)
Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand; (Joel 2:1)
And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it? (Joel 2:11)
The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the LORD come. (Joel 2:31)
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision. (Joel 3:14)
Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light. (Amos 5:18)
Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it? (Amos 5:20)
And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord GOD, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day: (Amos 8:9)
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. (Obadiah 1:15)
But who may abide the day of his coming? And who shall stand when he appearth? For he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap: (Malachi 3:2)
For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. (Matthew 16:27)
For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west: so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. (Matthew 24:27)
But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark. (Matthew 24:37-38)
The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in and hour that he is not aware of. (Matthew 24:50)
Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. (Matthew 25:13)
When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: (Matthew 25:31)
Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. (Mark 8:38)
For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day. (Luke 17:24)
Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. (Luke 17:26-30)
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. (Acts 1:11)
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: (1st Thessalonians 4:16)
Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men: “See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones. (Jude 1:14)
Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. (Revelation 3:11)
And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. (Revelation 22:12)
(Additional scriptures – Isaiah 11:10, Isaiah 12:4, Jeremiah 33:15, Ezekiel 48:35, Hosea 2:16, Zachariah 14:20, plus there are many more which are not listed here)
In searching the scriptures it is impossible to separate The Day of the Lord and the return of Jesus Christ. They are intertwined. The Bible speaks repeatedly concerning the Day of the Lord, when Jesus Christ, the root of Jesse, also called the Branch, shall return as King of kings and this time he will be exalted and respected. He will execute justice and righteousness over the entire earth.
For Christians, comfort can be found in these words from Isaiah, “Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut the doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.” (Isaiah 26:20-21) But, for those who are NOT His, this will be a day of vengeance, of darkness and sorrow.
Some of these scriptures seem scary, but remember He is not mad at his own. Read over these scriptures and the scriptures surrounding them in the Bible and ask yourself, “will I be in darkness and gloom,” during that time or, “will I be one of the comforted who will be glad and rejoicing?”
In Revelation, the final book in the Bible, Jesus warns three times, for emphasis, that He is coming quickly.
WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED?
We have learned that there is a Day of the Lord coming when Jesus Christ will return and rule the entire world in righteousness. Some will be rejoicing and some will be in darkness.
Our Father appreciates the fact that you are trying. May God’s blessing be upon this study of His word, Amen.