The Day of the Lord Chart 3
Here we are again looking at The Day of the Lord chart. I cannot convey just how significant the information realized from the corroborative elements on this chart can be.
(Excerpts from This Side of the Whirlwind)
When examining expression or footprint number 14 titled, “Day of the Lord or Day of Christ,” it becomes noticeable how the footprint is repeated on more than eighteen occasions within limited areas of scripture. This glaring repetition of text is persuasively significant. Twelve out of eighteen applicable expressions are located within the Old Testament, leaving just six footprints dedicated to sections within the New Testament. One such location is found in Revelation 16:14–21, expressing the phrase as “the great day of God Almighty.” Most often, footprint number 14 is employed with references to either the Rapture or the beginning of God’s Wrath. Note: when significant phrases, such as, the “Day of the Lord” or “Day of Christ,” are repeated multiple times in any one section of scripture, the references are counted as a single occurrence for the purposes of the chart. There are a few occasions within the Bible where the words “the Day of the Lord” are related to other topics; the text does not pertain to the End Times or any End Times–related subjects. On such occasions, these occurrences are not recorded and are therefore absent from the chart. The inclusion of disassociated sections of scripture would merely befuddle the reader and diminish the overall effectiveness and significance of the chart. All references to the Day of the Lord that are pertinent to the Latter Days are included within the chart and can be found in any standard concordance of the Bible.
On three occasions within the Bible when the phrase the Day of the Lord, number 14 on the Day of the Lord Chart, has been used, it is accompanied by another phrase, “As a thief in the night,” number 19. In the first two incidents where this occurs the text is referring to the end of the Tribulation Period when the Rapture of the saints has taken place. On the third occasion, however, the phrase, the “great day of God Almighty” is used in place of the “Day of the Lord” in order to reference the Second Advent when and where Jesus returns with the saints. Though each event takes place during the infamous “Day of the Lord” time line, each section of text refers to different ends of the time line for the Day of the Lord. The timing is likely the reason for the differences in phrasing. All three phrases do not refer to the same specific event. In Revelation16:14–21, when the phrase “the great day of God Almighty” is used, it coincides with the phrase, “I come as a thief.” The expression is absent the phrase “in the night.” While this is not certain proof in and of itself, Revelation 16:14–21 also speaks of events that take place only at the end of God’s Wrath. For example, during the great day of God Almighty, the Battle of Armageddon is destined to take place. Armageddon does not take place at the beginning of the Day of the Lord. As illustrated earlier in This Side of the Whirlwind, the Rapture and the Battle of Armageddon are events that take place during the Day of the Lord but are categorically separated by many months. While in both instances Jesus returns to earth, the Rapture begins the Day of the Lord when Jesus comes for the Body of Christ in the sky. However, at the end of the Wrath of God and during the Battle of Armageddon, Jesus will come with the Body of Christ as their reigning King, touching down on the Mount of Olives and then destroying the armies of the Beast and delivering the Israelites from the curse of sin and death.
There are at least fifteen locations in scripture that list the sun, moon, and stars being darkened. Of these fifteen references, eight cite the Day of the Lord in the same verse or section of verses. It is essential to know when God is punctuating themes, ideas, and or subjects relevant to the End Times. As previously mentioned, the Lord often punctuates significant events or messages. Time and again, the more important the theme, the more frequently God seems to repeat His message within the Word. For example, the phrase “His mercy endures forever” or the exact concept is repeated forty or more times throughout God’s Word. Apparently, it is God’s desire for humanity to know He loves us and wants to be merciful to the world. Similarly, the phrase the “Day of the Lord,” as applies to the Latter Days and the Great Consummation, is repeated in more than eighteen locations throughout God’s Word.
Eight of the eighteen locations in scripture that contain the phrase the “Day of the Lord” also coincide with the event of the sun, moon, and stars being darkened. The sun, moon, and stars becoming darkened is also linked with at least sixteen other locations in scripture connected to the concept of the Latter Days or the End Times. When considering the repetition of such phrases and events within God’s Word and how the concepts are consistently interconnected, it should be obvious each relates to a similar event and purpose. At least 50 percent of the time when the Bible refers to the event of the sun, moon, and stars being darkened, the Word also refers to the Day of the Lord. When considering such verses and events, thirty-seven sections of scripture were found to uniquely and soundly connect to the sun, moon, and stars being darkened, with the phrases “the Day of the Lord” and “the Latter Days” and numerous other related expressions. As these thirty-seven sections of scripture were examined, additional attributes pertaining to the Latter Days were uncovered, further connecting prophetic elements to the sun, moon, and stars being darkened, the Day of the Lord, and the Latter Days, thereby revealing and validating several additional links. Within the text of these prophetic footprints, there are twenty-six separate sections of scripture that can be categorically connected.
In the next post, (Chart: The Day of the Lord 4) we will look at a few examples.
For questions of comments:
 Deuteronomy 19:16b and 2 Corinthians 13:1–2.