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Day of the Lord and Second Coming Equal
(Exo 14:20 KJV) "And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night."

The Day of the Lord (1 Th 5:1-5) and Second (Heb 9:28) Coming (2 Th 2:1), the Day of Christ (2 Th 2:2-4) equal. To begin understanding the ways they equal, consider the following.

During the Exodus, to the Egyptians, the pillar of fire and cloud, from where the LORD looked down and troubled them (Exo 14:24-25), was a cloud and darkness (Exo 14:19-20).

But to the Children of Israel, it was a pillar of cloud by day to lead them (Psa 78:14) and for a covering (Psa 105:39), and a pillar of fire by night to give them light (Exo 13:21-22).

Accordingly, to the sinners and wicked (Isa 11:4; Job 21:30), the great and very terrible (Joel 2:1-11), dreadful (Mal 4:5) Day of the Lord, in the day Jesus Christ (Rev 1:7) appears (Heb 9:24), will be a day of vengeance (Isa 34:8), a day of wrath, a day of trouble (Zep 1:14-16), a day of clouds and darkness (Joel 2:1-2; Amos 5:18-20), a day of destruction (Isa 13:6-13; Joel 1:15). They (Nahum 1:2-3) will not escape (1 Th 5:2-3; Joel 2:3).

But to the Saints, that Day (2 Pet 3:10) will be a day of redemption (Luke 21:25-28; Eph 4:30), a day (time) of deliverance (Dan 12:1-3) from wrath (1 Th 1:9-10), and the clouds (Luke 21:27) of heaven (Mat 24:30), where the Son of Man will be (Rev 14:14-16), from where the light (Rev 21:23-24) of heaven will shine (Acts 26:13-18), will be a refuge to where they will escape (Luke 21:33-36).

When the Son of Man comes in the clouds of heaven with great power and glory (Mark 13:26), Saints will be delivered (Dan 12:1-3; Rom 8:16-23), resurrected, put on incorruption and put on immortality (1 Cor 15:51-54), and by the Spirit (Rev 11:11-12) of the Lord (Acts 8:39) God (Ezek 11:24) caught (harpazo: G726) up (bodily), and by His holy (Mat 25:31) angels gathered (Mat 13:30, 39) together (2 Th 2:1-4) in the clouds (Mat 24:30-31), to meet the Lord in the air... (1 Th 4:13-18).

Day and Coming

Whether it be called the "Day of the Lord" (Acts 2:20 1), "Day of our Lord Jesus Christ" (1 Cor 1:8), "Day of the Lord Jesus" (2 Cor 1:14 2), "Day of Jesus Christ" (Phil 1:6), "Day of Christ" (2 Th 2:2-4 3) or "Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ" (2 Th 2:1 4), each is a reference to the Second (Heb 9:28) Coming (Mat 16:27-28 5) and Appearing (Mat 24:30 6) of our Lord (1 Tim 6:14) and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Tim 1:10), when He will be revealed (Luke 17:30 7) from heaven with His mighty (holy, Mat 25:31) angels... (2 Th 1:6-10). And whether He be called Jesus, Christ, Savior, Lord, God, Almighty, Son of God, Son of Man, Lamb of God, Redeemer, each is a reference to the Holy One (Acts 2:25-28) of Israel (Isa 47:4).

(1 Th 4:13-18 KJV) "But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. {14} For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. {15} For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. {16} For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump 8 of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: {17} Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, 9 to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. {18} Wherefore comfort one another with these words."

Paul described the coming of the Lord (Jesus Christ) in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 and describe how the Day of the Lord (Jesus Christ) comes in 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3. Don't let the chapter numbers fool you into thinking that there will be two more comings of our Lord. Chapter and verse numbers were added and are good reference tags when looking for information.

Thief in the Night

(1 Th 5:1-4 KJV) "But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. {2} For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief 10 in the night. 11 {3} For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden [unawares] destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. {4} But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief."

The Day of the Lord (Jesus Christ) will come as a thief 10 in the night, 11 like words Paul used in 1 Thessalonians 5:2 and Peter used in 2 Peter 3:10 to describe how that Day will come. Some of Jesus' descriptions of His (second) coming (Mat 24:42-44) will be as a thief (Rev 16:15, at midnight (Mat 25:5-6) and in that night (Luke 17:34-36), which helps show some ways the Day of the Lord and Second Coming equal. For some, He and that Day will come quickly (Rev 2:5, 16), sudden (1 Th 5:3-4; Zep 1:14), unawares (unexpected) and as a snare (Luke 21:34-35).

That Day

There have been various ways in which the Day of the Lord and Second Coming has been construed. I believe that Day will be when the heavens and earth are shaken in the wrath of the LORD (Isa 13:13); Christ appears, trumpet sounds, Saints are changed (1 Cor 15:51-54), caught up (1 Th 4:13-18) and gathered together (Mat 24:31); wrath of God (Rev 15:1, 6-8; 21:9) comes on great Babylon (Rev 16:19; 17; 18), on those who worship the first beast (Rev 13:12) and his image, and receive his mark (Rev 14:9-11; 16:1-2), on the unrepentant, on the set of the beast (Rev 16:7-11), on the unbelievers (Luke 12:46; John 3:36), sinners (Isa 13:6-13) and wicked (Isa 11:4; Job 21:30); battle (Rev 19:11-21) at a place called Armageddon (Rev 16:14, 16) occurs; Saints reign (Rev 2:26-29) with Christ (Rev 11:15) as kings and priests on the earth (Rev 5:9-10) for a thousand years (Rev 20:4-6), and in the New Jerusalem (Rev 21:1-3) forever and ever (Rev 22:5; Dan 7:18).

Note: When the thousand years are expired, Satan will be loosed out of his prison, and will go out to deceive the nations in the four quarters of the earth, to gather together Gog and Magog to (the final) battle... and the devil will be cast (thrown) into the lake of fire and brimstone... (Rev 20:7-10). The heaven and earth will pass away (Luke 21:33), the dead will be judged... (Rev 20:11-15) by the Lord Jesus Christ (John 5:22), and a new heaven and earth will appear (Isa 65:17; Rev 21:1).
The way Peter describes the Lord's view (Psa 90:4) of time is, "...That one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day" (2 Pet 3:8). Some believe that the Day of the Lord is the thousand year reign of Christ.
(2 Peter 3:9 KJV) "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."
The last days perhaps began with Jesus (Heb 1:1-3), and according to Peter's quote of Joel 2:28-31, include the fulfillment of Pentecost (Acts 2:14-18), which occurred and began almost two thousand years ago, the showing of wonders and signs (Tribulation), the sun turning into darkness and the moon into blood before (at the presence of) the Day of the Lord come (Acts 2:19-20), the Day of the Lord, when the mountain of the Lord's house is established (Isa 2:2), etc., which are yet to occur.

Similarities

Some of the things that Jesus said in Matthew 24:29 and Mark 13:24-25, in the day our Savior appears (Mat 24:30) the second time (Heb 9:28), were in part similar to Revelation 6:12-14, Joel 2:10, 3:15-16 and 2:31, which was quoted by Peter in Acts 2:20, to Isaiah 13:10, 13 and 34:4, things that will occur (paniym: H6440) before (at the presence of) the great and very terrible (dreadful) Day of the Lord (Joel 2:11; 3:14) come (Joel 2:31), in the great day of the wrath of the Lamb (Rev 6:15-17), in the day of the LORD's (Isa 13:13) fierce anger (Nahum 1:2-7), in the day of the Lord's vengeance... (Isa 34:8), .

Note: As you read and study the assorted verses, and see the in part similarities and the apparent variations between each prophet's description, take into consideration the times they were written, and the variations between the Hebrew, Chaldee and Greek translations into English, as shown in the various Bible versions.
(Mat 24:29 KJV) "Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:"
(Joel 2:10-11 KJV) "The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining: {11} ...for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?"
(Joel 3:15-16 KJV) "The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining. {16} The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake...."
(Rev 6:12 KJV) "And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;"
(Joel 2:31 KJV) "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before [paniym: H6440] the great and terrible day of the LORD come."
(Acts 2:20 KJV) "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:"

In Matthew 24:29 Jesus said, "Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light...," which is in part similar to, "...the sun became black as sackcloth of hair.." in Revelation 6:12, in the great day of the wrath of the Lamb (Rev 6:15-17), to, "...the sun and the moon shall be dark..." in Joel 2:10, and to, "The sun and the moon shall be darkened..." in Joel 3:15. For the Day of the LORD is great and very terrible. Who can abide in it (Joel 2:11)? It is near in the valley of (Jehoshaphat) decision (Joel 3:12-14).

In Revelation 6:12 when the six seal is opened, it says, "...the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood," in the great day of the wrath of the Lamb (Rev 6:15-17), which is in part similar to, "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before [paniym: H6440] the great and the terrible day of the LORD come" (Rev 6:12-17) in Joel 2:31, which was quoted by Peter in Acts 2:20.

Note: Consider, in Joel 2:31, the Hebrew word for "before" is paniym (H6440), "the face," and in other verses was translated "countenance" (Num 6:26), "face" (Gen 4:14; Ezek 38:20), "presence" (Ezek 38:20), etc.
(Ezek 38:20 KJV) "So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence [paniym: H6440], and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground."

Also, in Matthew 24:29 Jesus said, "...and the stars shall fall from heaven...," which is in part similar to Revelation 6:13. "And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together..." in Revelation 6:13-14, in the great day of the wrath of the Lamb (Rev 6:15-17), which is in part similar to, "...the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree" in Isaiah 34:4, in the day of the Lord's vengeance... (Isa 34:8).

(Rev 6:13-14 KJV) "And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. {14} And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; 12 and every mountain and island were moved out of their places." 13
(Isa 34:4 KJV) "And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree."
(Isa 13:13 KJV) "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."

And again in Matthew 24:29, "...and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken," which is in part similar to, "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" in Isaiah 13:13, which is in part similar to, "The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble..." in Joel 2:10, to, "...the heavens and the earth shall shake..." in Joel 3:16. For the Day of the LORD is great and very terrible. Who can abide in it (Joel 2:11)? It is near in the valley of (Jehoshaphat) decision (Joel 3:12-14).

Note: The Hebrew words ragaz (H7264) and ra'ash (H7493) were translated "quake, move, shake, tremble" and like words in various O.T. verses.

There's More

Yet there's more in part similarities and evidence, which proves that the Day of the Lord and Second Coming equal.

"For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light..." in Isaiah 13:10, in the day of the LORD's (Isa 13:13) fierce anger (Nahum 1:2-7), which is in part similar to, "...and the star shall withdraw their shining" in Joel 2:10 and 3:15. For the Day of the LORD is great and very terrible. Who can abide in it (Joel 2:11)? It is near in the valley of (Jehoshaphat) decision (Joel 3:12-14).

(Isa 13:10 KJV) "For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine."

If we compare more of Isaiah 13:10, in the day of the LORD's fierce anger, also with Matthew 24:29, in the day Jesus Christ (Rev 1:7) appears (Mat 24:30) the second time (Heb 9:28), we find more in part similarities.

In Matthew 24:29 Jesus said, "Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light...," which is in part similar to, "...the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine" in Isaiah 13:10.

And according to Ezekiel 38:19-20, ...in that Day there will be a great shaking in the land of Israel, so that the fishes of the sea, the fowls of the heaven, the beasts of the field, all creeping things that creep on the earth, and all the men who are on the face of the earth will shake at the Lord GOD's presence (paniym: H6440), and the mountains will be thrown down, and the steep places will fall, and every wall will fall to the ground.

(Ezek 38:21 KJV) "And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man's sword shall be against his brother."
Note: Look what's happening today in the Muslim and Islamic world. They are against each other (Gen 16:10-12).

The following, "And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found" (Rev 16:20 KJV); "...and every mountain and island were moved out of their places" (Rev 6:14 KJV); in the land of Israel, all "...shall shake at my [Lord GOD's] presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground" (Ezek 38:20 KJV); "...and half of the mountain [of Olives] shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south..." (Zec 14:4-5 KJV); "For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee..." (Isa 54:10 KJV); "...God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea...though the mountains shake..." (Psa 46:1-3 KJV), are other in part similarities of that which happens in the Day of the Lord, in the day Jesus Christ (Rev 1:7) appears (Mat 24:30) the second time (Heb 9:28).

(Hag 2:6-7 KJV) "For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; {7} And I will shake all nations....

The heavens, the earth (Joel 2:10-11; 3:15-16) and everything on it (all) will (quake) shake (Hag 2:6-7) and move, except for the Lord's heavenly (2 Tim 4:18) kingdom (Heb 12:25-29) and the City of God (Psa 46:1-7), in that Day.

It is going to be a wonderful spectacle to see some ways the Lord God is altering the earth and the land of Israel to make room for His kingdom and the Holy City of God (Psa 46:1-7), New Jerusalem (Rev 21:1-2), which is a fifteen hundred mile cube (Rev 21:16), and for its inhabitants (Isa 49:19-20).

Note: 12,000 furlongs x 220 yards (one furlong) = 2,640,000 yards 1,760 yards (one mile) = 1,500 miles.
(Rev 16:21 KJV) "And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great."
(Ezek 38:22 KJV) "And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great  hailstones, fire, and brimstone."

Also, notice the in part similarities in Revelation 16:21 when our Lord (God) comes, and in Ezekiel 38:22 when the Lord ('Adonay: H136) GOD (Yehovih: H3069) is present (Ezek 38:20). The LORD (Yehovah: H3068) will magnify and sanctify Himself; and He will be known in the eyes of many nations (Isa 34:1-8), and they will know that He is the LORD (Ezek 38:23). Who is the LORD? Jesus Christ!

(Ezek 38:23 KJV) "Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD."

All of the Biblical particulars, which includes Old and New Testament passages, that are in part similar to Matthew 24:29 and Mark 13:24-25 will occur in the heavens and on the earth after the Tribulation, and (paniym: H6440) before (at the presence of) the great and very terrible (dreadful) Day of the LORD (Joel 2:10-11; 3:15-16) come (Joel 2:31), in the day Jesus Christ (Rev 1:7) appears (Mat 24:30) the second time (Heb 9:28).

Note: When the Lord descends (1 Th 4:16-17), it will be much more intense and awesome than when Mount Sinai quaked when the LORD descended upon it in Exodus 19:16-21 and when the walls of Jericho fell in Joshua 6:5, 20.

In the day of the LORD's (Isa 13:13) fierce anger (Nahum 1:2-7), the powers of the heavens will be shaken, the earth will quake and the heavens will tremble, the sun and moon will be darkened, and the moon wil be turned into blood (Joel 2:31), and the stars will withdraw their shining (Joel 2:10; 3:15) and will fall (Isa 34:4) from heaven (Mat 24:29), there will be a great shaking and an earthquake (Rev 6:12).

Peter adds, "the day of the Lord will come...in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved...the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved," which is in part similar to, "And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved..." in Isaiah 34:4, "and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?" in 2 Peter 3:10-12.

(2 Pet 3:10-13 KJV) "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief 10 in the night; 11 in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. {11} Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, {12} Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? {13} Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness."
Note: Combined prophetic events about the Day of the Lord, and the new heavens and earth in 2 Peter 3:10-13 resemble Pentecost, the Tribulation, and sun into darkness and moon into blood before the Day of the Lord come in Acts 2:16-21, which were prophesied about in Joel 2:28-32.
And John saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose face the earth (Luke 21:33) and the heaven fled away (Rev 20:11). The new heavens and earth (Isa 65:17; 66:22), where righteousness dwells (2 Pet 3:13), appear after the Great White Throne Judgment (Rev 20:11-21:1).

The Lord God is a consuming (2 Th 2:8) fire (Heb 12:29). "The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence [paniym: H6440], yea, the world, and all that dwell therein. Who can stand before [paniym: H6440] his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him..." (Nahum 1:5-7 KJV).

(Jer 10:10 KJV) "But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation."
(Mal 4:1 KJV) "For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch."

Joel helps us understand more how the (land) earth (and the works in it, 2 Pet 3:10-13) will be burned up in the Day of the LORD.

Joel 2:1-11 talks about a great and strong people, which are the LORD's army, and a vision and similitude. "A fire devoureth before [paniym: H6440] them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them" (Joel 2:3 KJV 14).

"The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining" (Joel 2:10 KJV).

There will be signs (wonders) in the sun, in the moon and in the stars, and on the earth distress (Zep 1:17) of nations, with perplexity, the sea (Hag 2:6-7) and the waves roaring. Men's hearts failing them from fear (Isa 13:7-8) and the expectation of that coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken (Luke 21:25-26).

The sun and moon will be darkened, and the moon will be turned into blood (Joel 2:31), and the stars will withdraw their shining (Joel 2:10; 3:15), and the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the host of heaven will be dissolved, and the elements will melt with fervent heat (2 Pet 3:20-14), and the stars will fall from heaven (Mat 24:29), and the heavens will depart and roll together as scroll (Isa 34:4; Rev 6:13-14).

...God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in (tribulation) trouble. Therefore we (Saints) will not fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be (moved out of their places, Rev 6:14) carried into the midst of the sea, though the waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling. Selah. (Psa 46:1-3).

(Joel 3:16 KJV) "...but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel."

"And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh" (Luke 21:27-28 KJV).

Those alive in the Day of the Lord will see Jesus Christ coming (Rev 1:7). To the Saints, it will be a day of redemption (Luke 21:27-28). But to the sinners (Isa 13:6-13; Eph 4:30) and wicked (Isa 11:4; Job 21:30), it will be a day of the LORD's (Isa 13:13) fierce anger (Nahum 1:2-7). In the great day of the wrath of the Lamb... who will be able to (abide) stand (Rev 6:12-17).

(Rev 6:15-17 KJV) "And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; {16} And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: {17} For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to [abide] stand?"

After the heavens and earth (Isa 2:19-22; Rev 16:18-21) shake (Isa 13:13; Heb 12:25-29), and the resurrection, (rapture) catching up (1 Th 4:16-17) and gathering (Mat 13:30, 39) together (2 Th 2:1-4), the Lord's wrath comes (Rev 6:12-17 15). Angels pour out (Rev 14:7-11) the seven golden vials full of the wrath of God (Rev 16:1-12, 17, 19), the seven last plagues (Rev 15:1, 6-8; 21:9), on various deserving (Rev 17; 18) parties. The Lord judges (Rev 19:1-4) and makes war (Rev 19:11-14), and is victorious (Rev 19:15-21) at the battle of that great day of God Almighty, at a place called Armageddon (Rev 16:14, 16).

In that Day (Isa 24:19-23) the LORD will gather (Zep 3:8) all nations (Zec 14:1-2), and will bring them down into the valley of (Jehovah-judge) Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there... in the Valley of Decision. The indignation (Jer 10:10) of the LORD will be upon all nations (Joel 3:1-2, 9-14), and His fury upon all their armies... and the mountains will be melted with their blood (Isa 34:1-3).

(Joel 3:14 KJV) "Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision."
(Isa 34:1-3 KJV) "Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth of it. {2} For the indignation of the LORD is upon all nations, and his fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter. {3} Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink shall come up out of their carcases, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood."

The blood shed will extend (practically the length of Israel) for 200 miles (Rev 14:17-20), from Armageddon (Rev 16:14, 16), Mount (Hill of) Megiddon, the Valley of (assemble, gather) Megiddon (Zec 12:1-14), Valley of (God will sow) Jezreel (Hosea 1:1-11) and Valley of (Jehovah-judge) Jehoshaphat (Joel 3:1-2, 9-14) into (Edom) Idumea (Isa 34:5-8; 63:1-6; Joel 3:19; Oba 1:18). Gog and many people and nations with him...will ascend and come like a storm, will be like a cloud to cover the land when they come against the mountains, people and land of Israel (Ezek 38:1-39:23).

According to Zephaniah 1:14-18, the great Day of the LORD is a day of wrath and anger (Zep 2:1-4), a day of trouble and distress (Luke 21:25-26), a day of (devastation) wasteness (destruction) and desolation (Isa 13:6-13), a day of darkness (Amos 5:18-20) and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness (Joel 2:1-2), and "a day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers. And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung."

(Zep 1:14-18 KJV) "The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth [suddenly] greatly [quickly], even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly. {15} That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, {16} A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers. {17} And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung. {18} Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land."

Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD's wrath (anger). The whole land (Deu 29:23-28) will be devoured by the fire of His jealousy. He will make a speedy riddance of those who dwell in the (earth) land (Zep 1:14-18).

(2 Th 1:7-10 KJV) "...the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, {8} In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: {9} Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; {10} When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day."
Note: The Lord will destroy the (Isa 11:4) Wicked (many call the Antichrist, 1 John 2:18) with the (manifestation) brightness of his (presence) coming (2 Th 2:8). His eyes will be as a flame of fire (Rev 19:12).

In the (great) day of the LORD's (Isa 13:13) fierce anger (Nahum 1:2-7), the wrath of the Lamb (Rev 6:15-17) and of the Lord God (Rev 14:7-11, 17-20) Almighty (Rev 11:15-18; 19:11-21), and the seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, the seven last plagues (Rev 21:9), for in them complete (Rev 15:1, 6-8) the wrath of God (Rev 16:1-12, 17, 19), come on great Babylon (Rev 17; 18), on those who worship the first beast (Rev 13:12) and his image, and receive his mark (Rev 14:9-11; 16:1-2), on the unrepentant, on the set of the beast (Rev 16:7-11), on the unbelievers (Luke 12:46; John 3:36), sinners (Isa 13:6-13) and wicked (Isa 11:4; Job 21:30).

The Day of the Lord and Second Coming Bible passages have words such as, heavens and earth shake, wrath, anger (Zep 2:1-4), trouble, distress (Luke 21:25-26), wasteness (devastation), desolation, darkness (Amos 5:18-20; Zep 1:14-18), destruction (Isa 13:6-13), plagues, pestilence, blood, great (Rev 16:21) hailstones (Ezek 38:22), fire, brimstone (Isa 30:25-33; 34:9-10) and other words that mark that Day. With the many passages from both the Old and New Testaments, one can fit together a lot of particulars about the Day of the Lord (1 Th 5:1-5) Jesus Christ (1 Cor 1:8).

Same Day

I believe the Day of the Lord, Second Coming, reaping and wrath of God occur in the same day. There's no period of years or great tribulation (Mat 24:21; Rev 7:9-17) between the various events. The Lord created everything in six days, Study and He surely can prepare the earth and set up His kingdom in one day.

Conclusion

Therefore, the Day of the Lord (1 Th 5:1-5) and Second (Heb 9:28) Coming (2 Th 2:1), the Day of Christ (2 Th 2:2-4 3), the day He appears, coming (Mat 24:30-31) in the clouds (Dan 7:13-14 9) of heaven, and His holy (Mat 25:31) angels gather together His (chosen) elect, equal and occur after (post) the Tribulation (Mat 24:29).

(Mat 24:29-31 KJV) "Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: {30} And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds 9 of heaven with power and great glory. {31} And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, 8 and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other."

After examining this study, the in part similarities, details and evidence found throughout the prophetic Word of God should point one in the right direction, toward the true Pre-Wrath Post Tribulation Rapture, and away from any fabricated, false Gentile secret pre-tribulation rapture (doctrine) belief, which has no scriptural basis.

Every eye is going to see Him (Rev 1:7) when He (comes) appears (Mat 24:30) the second time (Heb 9:28). People will not be able to ignore the day of His coming, because the powers of the heavens will be shaken (Luke 21:26).

The sun and moon will be darkened, and the moon will be turned into blood (Joel 2:31), and the stars will withdraw their shining (Joel 2:10; 3:15), and the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the host of heaven will be dissolved, and the elements will melt with fervent heat (2 Pet 3:20-14), and the stars will fall from heaven (Mat 24:29), and the heavens will depart and roll together as scroll (Isa 34:4; Rev 6:13-14).

Every living thing (all) will shake, and the earth will shake and burn, and every mountain and island will move out of their places (Rev 6:14), and the steep places will fall, and every wall will fall to the ground (Ezek 38:20), and the cities (Jer 4:26) of the nations will fall... (Rev 16:18-21).

(Jer 4:26 KJV) "...all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the LORD, and by his fierce anger"

That Day is not going to be pleasant to the sinners (Isa 13:6-13) and wicked (Isa 11:4; Job 21:30), for they (Nahum 1:2-3) will not escape (1 Th 5:2-3; Joel 2:3); but the Saints will escape all the things that will come to pass (Luke 21:33-36), including the Wrath of God (1 Th 1:9-10), which is next study.

Note: It will come to pass that every one left of all the nations who came against Jerusalem will go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts (Isa 27:13), and to keep the feast of tabernacles. And whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, on them there will be no rain (Zec 14:16-17).
...The LORD will judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off. They will beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not lift up a sword against nation, neither will they learn war any more (Isa 2:2-5). Everyone will sit under his vine and under his fig tree, and none will make them afraid... (Micah 4:1-5)
"...Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever..." (Isa 9:6-7 KJV).
After a enormous amount of things are burned (Mal 4:1) and destroyed (which includes sinners and wicked), altered (Psa 46:1-11) and become unusable during the Tribulation and judgments, which includes plant life, the waters, the (land) earth and the works in it, nations and their powers, cities and what they entail; I believe earth's inhabitants, every one left of all the nations, will be turning to agriculture and living off the increase (Psa 67:1-7) and fruit of the (earth) land (Deu 7:11-15), fruit of the trees (Lev 26:2-4; Ezek 34:26-27), and depending on the Lord God (Ezek 47:6-12) instead of local, state and world governments.

References:

1) Isa 2:12-22; 13:6-13; Jer 46:1-12; Ezek 13:5; 30:3; Joel 1:15; 2:1-11, 31; 3:1-21; Amos 5:18-20; Obe 1:15-21; Zep 1:1-18; Zec 14:1-21; Mal 4:1-6: Acts 2:20; 1 Th 5:1-3; 2 Pet 3:10-12
2) 1 Cor 5:5; 2 Cor 1:14
3) Phil 1:10; 2:16; 2 Th 2:2-4
4) 1 Cor 1:7; 2 Th 2:1
5) Mat 16:27-28; 24:30, 42-44; 25:31; 26:64; Mark 8:38; 13:26; 14:62; Luke 9:26; 12:39-40; 21:27; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Cor 1:7; 4:5; 1 Th 1:10; 4:16-17; 2 Th 1:9-10; 2:1-3; 1 John 2:28; Rev 1:7-8; 3:3; 6:15-17; 11:16-19; 14:14-16; 16:15; 19:7
6) Mat 24:30; Luke 19:11; Col 3:4; Heb 9:28; 1 Pet 5:4; 1 John 2:28; 3:2; 1 Tim 6:14; 2 Tim 1:10; 4:1, 8; Titus 2:13-14; 1 Pet 1:7-9
7) Luke 17:30; 1 Cor 1:7; 2 Th 1:6-10; 1 Pet 1:7-9, 13
8) Mat 24:31; Isa 27:13; 1 Cor 15:51-54; 1 Th 4:16-17; Rev 10:7; 11:14-15
9) Dan 7:13-14; Mat 24:30; 26:64; Mark 13:26; 14:62; Luke 21:27; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Th 4:16-17; Rev 1:7; 11:11-12; 14:14-16
10) Mat 24:42-44; Luke 12:39-40; 1 Th 5:1-5; 2 Peter 3:10; Rev 3:3; 16:15
11) Mat 25:5-6; Luke 17:34-36; 1 Th 5:1-5; 2 Peter 3:10; Rev 8:12
12) Isa 34:4; Rev 6:13-14
13) Psa 46:2-3; Isa 54:10; Ezek 38:20; Zec 14:4-5; Rev 6:14; 16:20
14) Psa 21:7-11; Joel 2:1-11; Mal 4:1; 2 Pet 3:10
15) Rev 6:12-17; 11:14-18; 14:17-20

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