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Amos 5:18

    For the purpose of navigating these last days, the signs announcing the Day of the LORD (Yahweh) are preeminent among the key signs you need to know about because they are the most recognizable of all the signs announcing His arrival in order to consolidate His kingdom reign on earth (Matthew 6:10; Revelation 11:15). After a great earthquake, the sun and the moon will be darkened and the stars will fall from the sky. Who can miss that? Not the wise ones who lift up their heads because they know that their redemption is near (
Matthew 24:29,30,31; Luke 21:25,26,27,28) and not the foolish ones who say to the mountains and rocks "Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?” (Revelation 6:12,13,14,15,16,17).

But who in their right mind is longing for the day of the LORD? It's not the day of the LORD but what happens JUST BEFORE the day of the LORD that matters for believers. For the wise it's the age-old hope of redemption when Messiah descends in the clouds
for His elect so His angels can snatch them away from danger to be with Him forever. For the foolish it's terror of devastating wrath that will soon follow "just as it happened in the days of Noah" and "as it happened in the days of Lot" where God's wrath began to pour out even as their just-in-time rescue was underway. Part ONE will explain that in more detail. This is just an introduction. But for those who need to know more about the day of the LORD, you'll find links below for deeper study. For those who are familiar with the day of the LORD, go ahead and skip to Part ONE (be sure to click "Back to Index" at the top left and bottom left of the page for Part 2 and 3).
Links for deeper study:

Balanced article that shows some of the darker wrath elements blended with the brighter hope of redemption in Christ. While searching for a dependable source on the Day of the LORD to share online, I learned that thousands of books and articles have been written by academics, Pastors, Evangelists, professors, trustworthy authors and not-so-trustworthy authors. A search on the phrase "Day of the LORD" in my iPad Bible turned up 26 hits. It's not surprising that this topic is at the same time one of the most written about themes in the Bible and one of the least known among the majority of believers. It's not surprising because it's not a pleasant thing to look at. But it occurred to me while writing this little piece that there is one huge positive. If hell is going to be worse than the payback that "draws near on all the nations" (Obadiah 1:15; Matthew 16:27), then all the redeemed who are not appointed to His wrath (1 Thessalonians 5:9) and who have studied the Day of the LORD with fear and trembling will have even more reason to thank Him for His free gift of salvation because the day of His wrath, the Day of the LORD will be hell on earth and that's putting it mildly.

"The Final Facts Part 1 - The Return of Christ 1" - Part 1 of 6 Youtube video by David Pawson

"The Approach of The Day of The LORD - Obadiah" - Youtube video by Jacob Prasch

A brief chart that attempts to make clear from relevant Bible verses what people will be seeing, and how they will be reacting when these unmistakable celestial signs hit the earth.

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