Length of the Day
of the Lord
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What is the
character of the "day of the Lord?"
"The great day of the Lord is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly,
even the voice of the day of the Lord; the mighty man shall cry there bitterly. That
day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress." Zeph. 1:14, 15.
Under which of
the seven seals does this time of wrath begin?
"And I beheld when He had opened the sixth seal." "for
the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?" Rev.
What signs were
to appear in the heavens under this seal?
"The sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as
blood; 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." Rev. 6:12, 13.
events were these signs to precede?
"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; 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 of heaven
with power and great glory." Matt. 24:29, 30.
Under which of
the seven seals will the Lord come to earth?
"And when He had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in
heaven about the space of half an hour." Rev. 8:1.
How is the wrath
of the day of the Lord to be manifested?
"And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels
having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God."
Are the most of
these plagues to be poured out before the Lord comes?
"And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river
Euphrates... Behold, I come as a thief: Blessed is he that watcheth, and
keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame." Rev.
What great event
will take place at His coming?
"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." 1 Thess. 4:16.
How long after
the righteous will the wicked be raised to life?
"And they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest
of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is
the first resurrection." Rev. 20:4, 5.
When the wicked
come up again on the earth, what will they be incited to do?
"And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of
his prison, and shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four
quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the
number of whom is as the sand of the sea." Rev. 20:7, 8.
What will then
"And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp
of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of
heaven, and devoured them." Rev. 20:9.
What is this
lake of fire called?
"The lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second
death." Rev. 21:8.
To what are the
present heavens and earth reserved?
"But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are
kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition
of ungodly men." 2 Peter 3:7.
But will the day
of the Lord reach to, and include, the burning of the earth?
"But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; 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." 2 Peter 3:10.