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Today there are many different doctrines concerning the “Day of the Lord.”  Some believe in a “Secret Rapture” where believers will all of a sudden be taken from the earth prior to a seven year time period of tribulation.  Then after the tribulation they believe Christ will return again to judge the earth.  This is probably the most widely accepted doctrine in Christianity today.  Some doctrines state that a secret rapture will take place in the middle of a seven year tribulation, thus saving the Christians from having to endure any more.  Please see the following pages of this site to understand why these doctrines aren’t biblically supported- “The Rapture”, “Daniel’s 70 Week Prophecy.”  Some believe that the 1,000 year millennium will be a time here on earth ruled by Christ.  Others believe that the 1,000 year millennium will be a time where the earth lays dormant, void of any human life while the marriage feast in the Kingdom of Heaven commences.  These doctrines are so diverse and different, how can one know what to believe?  For this reason we point you to scripture and only scripture.  When studying the bible without any preconceived ideas, a picture unfolds to an extent, but more importantly warnings are made very clear.  Many things we can know from scripture, but some things remain unknown.  Prophecy allows us to see its meaning upon its fulfillment, yet prior to its fulfillment there always remains many mysteries.  On the other hand, the warnings in prophecy when studied are always made very clear.  With the Day of the Lord, there remains many mysteries still today, as this day has not yet taken place.  Men attempt to fill in the blanks all too often, leading to various doctrines that have no biblical backing in effect dividing believers into many sects.  Today we’d like to present a considerable amount of biblical testimony for your own studies on this subject, and we encourage you to prayerfully study these things in the bible so that you can hear the clear warnings for our time. 

First we’d like to clarify something, and that is a verse that has been misused by most of Christianity today:

“I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,” ~ Revelation 1:10

These are the words of the Apostle John, and Christians today take this to mean that John received the Revelation on what they call the pagan day “Sunday” or the Lord’s Day.  This has been an assumption for generations, yet a close examination of the scriptures reveal that John was not receiving these Revelations on a “Sunday”, rather he was taken in the spirit to the Day of the Lord which would come in the future.  Consider the writings of Paul and the words of Yeshua:

“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: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” ~ 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

“And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” ~ Matthew 24:31

Notice that Paul when speaking of the Day of the Lord mentions it will come with a “shout” and the “voice of the archangel and the trump of God”.  John in Revelation 1:10 mentions he hears behind him a great voice as of a trumpet.  Jesus also reveals his coming will be with the great sound of a trumpet.  When  considering the scriptures line upon line, you will see that John was in fact taken to the dreadful “Day of the Lord” in the spirit, to be a witness to the things that were to come.  The book of Revelation reveals many things that we can expect to happen leading up to the great and dreadful Day of the Lord.  Having said that, let’s examine the testimony of the Old Testament prophets first. The prophet Jeremiah indicates a time where the earth is completely desolate of life- including no man, as the Lord destroyed all cities in his presence because of his fierce anger.  He also indicates that Yeshua “will not make a full end”: 

I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light. I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly. I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled. I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the Lord, and by his fierce anger. For thus hath the Lord said, The whole land shall be desolate; yet will I not make a full end. For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black; because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will not repent, neither will I turn back from it. The whole city shall flee for the noise of the horsemen and bowmen; they shall go into thickets, and climb up upon the rocks: every city shall be forsaken, and not a man dwell therein. And when thou art spoiled, what wilt thou do? Though thou clothest thyself with crimson, though thou deckest thee with ornaments of gold, though thou rentest thy face with painting, in vain shalt thou make thyself fair; thy lovers will despise thee, they will seek thy life. For I have heard a voice as of a woman in travail, and the anguish as of her that bringeth forth her first child, the voice of the daughter of Zion, that bewaileth herself, that spreadeth her hands, saying, Woe is me now! for my soul is wearied because of murderers.” ~ Jeremiah 4:23-31

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It is interesting the level of description that Yeshua through Jeremiah reveals.  He declares- “The whole land shall be desolate.”  Isaiah indicates too that the day of the Lord will come to “lay the land desolate.”  We also see a reference to the darkening of the sun and moon and stars (as also mentioned by other prophets and Apostles).  He tells us that the land “shall be utterly emptied.”  Why you ask?  He tells us it is because we have “transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.”:

“Howl ye; for the day of the Lord is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man’s heart shall melt: And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames. Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. 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. And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.” ~ Isaiah 13:6-11

The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the Lord hath spoken this word. The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish. The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left…………. The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly. The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth. And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited. Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the Lord of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.” ~ Isaiah 24:3-6; 19-23

Notice that Isaiah gives an “order of events” if you will, in Isaiah 24.  He mentions that the earth will be desolate and the inhabitants of the earth will be burned.  He mentions that “in that day” he will gather the “high ones and kings of the earth as prisoners in the pit” and they will be shut in prison for “many days.”  This use of the English word “Pit” is also used in scripture to describe “the grave.”  He then tells us that they will be “visited” after many days.  Visitation in the scripture is also used to describe judgment.  The scriptures use the term “visitation” as noted in the book of Jeremiah when speaking of the judgment of the Israelites prior to Babylon’s attack:

“Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore shall they fall among them that fall: in the time of their visitation they shall be cast down, saith the Lord.” ~ Jeremiah 8:12

“They are vanity, and the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.” ~ Jeremiah 10:15

“And there shall be no remnant of them: for I will bring evil upon the men of Anathoth, even the year of their visitation.” ~ Jeremiah 11:23

Isaiah also makes mention of a recurring concept, where the sun, moon and stars are darkened and don’t give their light, and the concept of birth pangs like a women in labor (travail).  What is confusing, is that Isaiah mentions that the inhabitants of the earth shall be burned “and few men left.”  This indicates that there may be some left on the earth, but the majority of men will be destroyed.  Does this mean darkness and desolation on earth for 1,000 years?  Does this mean the Kingdom is set up on earth during these 1,000 years?  We do know from Isaiah that Yeshua will reign on earth after many are bound in the pit in prison for many days, and after their visitation/judgment.  Do you see how many different doctrines have been formed from these texts?  Let’s consider more testimony.  The prophet Joel refers to the day of the Lord as a day of darkness.  He mentions that a fire devours everything, the earth shall quake, and again the sun, moon and stars will be dark:

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“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; A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations. A fire devoureth before 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. The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run. Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array……. 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: 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?…………..And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come.” ~ Joel 2:1-5; 10-11; 30-31

“Alas for the day! for the day of the Lord is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come. Is not the meat cut off before our eyes, yea, joy and gladness from the house of our God? The seed is rotten under their clods, the garners are laid desolate, the barns are broken down; for the corn is withered. How do the beasts groan! the herds of cattle are perplexed, because they have no pasture; yea, the flocks of sheep are made desolate. O Lord, to thee will I cry: for the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and the flame hath burned all the trees of the field. The beasts of the field cry also unto thee: for the rivers of waters are dried up, and the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness.” ~ Joel 1:15-20

You can see here that Joel echoes many of the things of Isaiah and the other prophets.  He mentions this fierce burning of the earth that devours everything.  He says “nothing shall escape”.  This contradicts Isaiah’s point that “few men” will be left.  The prophet Amos tells us not to desire the day of the Lord, as again it is a day of darkness and not light:

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. As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him. Shall not the day of the Lord be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?” ~ Amos 5:18-20

Obadiah tells us that we will receive whatever we have sowed:

“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

Zephaniah reveals that all things will be consumed from off the land, including man and beast, fowls and fish.  Yeshua says through Zephaniah “I will cut off man from the land.”  He is clearly speaking of the day of the Lord.  Zephaniah echoes the other prophets in indicating that this is a horrible day on earth, this Day of the Lord.  He encourages all to repent and seek righteousness (obedience to God’s laws) and meekness, so as to avoid this judgment that is coming upon the earth:

“I will utterly consume all things from off the land, saith the Lord. I will consume man and beast; I will consume the fowls of the heaven, and the fishes of the sea, and the stumbling blocks with the wicked: and I will cut off man from off the land, saith the Lord………… Hold thy peace at the presence of the Lord God: for the day of the Lord is at hand: for the Lord hath prepared a sacrifice, he hath bid his guests. And it shall come to pass in the day of the Lord’s sacrifice, that I will punish the princes, and the king’s children, and all such as are clothed with strange apparel. In the same day also will I punish all those that leap on the threshold, which fill their masters’ houses with violence and deceit. And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord, that there shall be the noise of a cry from the fish gate, and an howling from the second, and a great crashing from the hills. Howl, ye inhabitants of Maktesh, for all the merchant people are cut down; all they that bear silver are cut off. And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem with candles, and punish the men that are settled on their lees: that say in their heart, The Lord will not do good, neither will he do evil. Therefore their goods shall become a booty, and their houses a desolation: they shall also build houses, but not inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, but not drink the wine thereof. 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, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, 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. 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.” ~ Zephaniah 1:2-3; 7-18

“Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation not desired; Before the decree bring forth, before the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the Lord come upon you, before the day of the Lord’s anger come upon you. Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the Lord’s anger.” ~ Zephaniah 2:1-3

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You can see over and over again, the stress that is placed on the fierce anger of the Lord and the destruction and complete desolation of the earth.  It is interesting that Jeremiah, Joel, and Zephaniah all indicate that on the day of the Lord, all flesh will be wiped out.  Jeremiah mentions that the earth will be without form again.  This seems to reveal the possibility that during the 1,000 years after the day of the Lord, the earth will be empty.  Isaiah mentions “few men” being left on the earth.  It is difficult to say for sure exactly what will occur during the 1,000 year time period, but we know that the earth will be completely destroyed and at most, few men left in the flesh.  Again as you know, other accounts indicate all men that aren’t taken with the Lord, will be wiped out on the Day of the Lord.  To find more testimony, let’s examine the New Testament.  The Apostles also had much to say about the day of the Lord.  We should note that this topic was mentioned over and over again by the prophets and the Apostles, so it must be an important testimony for man today.  Peter gave us a glimpse into the day of the Lord:

“But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 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. 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. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 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? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.” ~ 2 Peter 3:8-13

You can see that Peter too refers to the day of the Lord as a day when “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.”  He tells us that all these “things shall be dissolved.”  This again sounds like life on earth will cease/become burned up on the Day of the Lord.  Peter also reiterates the prophecy of Joel:

“But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come: And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” ~ Acts 2:16-21

Word for word he confirms the words of Joel, and reiterates that the sun, and moon will be turned to darkness.  Let’s look now to the Apostle Paul.  Paul gives us an interesting clue, when he mentions “flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.”  Could this be because all flesh as we know it will perish on the day of the Lord?

“Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” ~ 1 Corinthians 15:50-57

This is an interesting concept, that flesh as we know it will not inherit the Kingdom.  Paul references that last trumpet of the Day of the Lord.  He mentions at the trumpet we will all be changed, both the living and the dead.  We will become immortal, no longer bound by the death of the flesh.  So you can see there are three possible fates for all of men so far here- either they will be changed to become immortal, they will be killed and placed in the pit awaiting their visitation, or a few will remain on earth.  Paul also mentions that it is “the Spirit” that may be saved in the day of the Lord, while the flesh is bound for destruction:

“In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.” ~ 1 Corinthians 5:4-5

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These are all very interesting pieces of testimony to consider.  Jesus mentions that the day of the Lord will be as in the days of Noah, and as in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah.  Both of these cases involved the complete destruction of all people with the exception of those that were obedient to him (Noah and his family, and Lot and his family).  This is definitely something any honest man would want to consider.  Paul also warns us to watch, be sober, and pay attention so that the day of the Lord doesn’t overtake us as a thief:

“But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.” ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6

Please note, Paul mentions that “they shall not escape.”  This is a grave warning for those that choose to disobey God.  The book of Revelation indicates that on the day of the Lord, the false prophet and the beast will be thrown into the lake of fire, Satan is bound for 1,000 years, and the remainder slain with the sword of Yeshua.  It also indicates that the dead will not live again until the end of the 1,000 years. 

“And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.” ~ Revelation 19:19-21

But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.” ~ Revelation 20:5-6

Does this mean that these priests of God will reign in a Heavenly Kingdom that is not of the flesh, or will they reign on the earth……or both at different times?  It appears there isn’t much left on the earth after the Day of the Lord to reign over, unless the Lord makes all things new again at this point.  The book of Revelation also gives another account of the Day of the Lord- when it refers to the opening of the Sixth Seal:

“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; 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; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. 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; 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: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” ~ Revelation 6:12-17

Both Daniel and Yeshua mention two resurrections, the first being to life, the second being to damnation:

“And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.” ~ Daniel 12:1-2

“Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.” ~ John 5:28-30

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There are some doctrines that assume that there will be a second chance for those that didn’t have an opportunity to know God, or obey him.  They use some testimony from the book of Revelation to make this assumption:

“And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” ~ Revelation 20:11-15

This text is used to create doctrines that teaches that those who were unfaithful or unbelievers and died on the Day of the Lord, will receive a second opportunity to hear and learn the Word of God (referenced in this text “the books were opened”) and be saved.  This is a giant leap of assumption, especially given the fact that according to both Daniel and Yeshua himself, there are two resurrections- the first to life, and the second to damnation.  Paul also explains, men are given one life to live, and then the judgment:

“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment ~ Hebrews 9:27

Daniel and Yeshua did not say that there is a second resurrection to a second chance.  According to Paul, man is not given two lives to seek the Father, rather one.  In the words of Yeshua- “my judgment is just.”  These texts do indicate that we will be judged according to our works (out of those things which were written in the books, according to our works).  Again, this indicates a resurrection to judgment, not a resurrection to a second chance.  Others believe that all of man receives a second chance for salvation after death, where they can still receive baptism.  This too is based upon leaping assumptions, and is not backed by the solid and sharp Word of God.  The scripture is clear that we are judged based upon our actions in life, not after death.  More on life after death doctrines can be found on the “Truth About The Afterlife” page of this site.  These second chance doctrines are dangerous in that men are slow to do what they ought to do when they believe there is a second chance after death.  The gospel preaches repent and obey God today!  The warning is “Repent before the great and terrible Day of the Lord.”

We do know from the scriptures that Yeshua will reign on the earth.  There is mention in the books of the prophets of a time where Yeshua reigns, and that all nations of the earth must come before him on the Feast of Tabernacles every year to worship Him.  Isaiah also mentions that all the earth will honor the New Moons and Sabbaths (Please note though- when Isaiah mentions this in Isaiah 66, he gives a strong indication that this will probably be in the new heaven and new earth).  The question still remains, will this occur during the 1,000 year millennium, does it occur after the 1,000 years when Satan will be “loosed for a season” because the earth will be desolate, or will this come after the last judgment in the new heaven and new earth.  Some men say that they know the definite answer to these questions, which has led to many different doctrines on these subjects and divisions between Christians.  Some feel it is more important to understand this correctly, than it is to truly repent and return to complete obedience to the creator before this day comes.  All of this testimony being considered, there is one message that echoes throughout.  Repent before this dreadful and terrifying Day of the Lord comes.  Don’t wait a moment longer!  Seek the will of God found in His clear unchanging written word, and repent!  Those that aren’t ready will be burned and destroyed along with the elements of the earth on that day.  It will be unexpected and sudden.  We encourage you to study these things prayerfully and deeply.  Avoid second chance doctrines, as they lull the spirit into laziness and sleep.  Be awake and sober!  YFT USA will not make the claim to know the exact chain of events that accompany the Day of the Lord, the 1,000 year millennium, the season of Satan being loosed, and the final judgment.  Many things remain a mystery until they are revealed in their fulfillment.  As a man, I have an opinion based upon what I’ve studied in scripture as to how these events will unfold, but I’m dust, and my opinion really doesn’t matter.  When we think that we are wise, the Father reveals that we are fools.  Men dedicate their entire lives to arguing these things, yet these are deeds that profit only a little.  What we can do, is direct all men to the testimony of the Word of God, the place that we are all dependent upon to gain knowledge.  Read the Word prayerfully and carefully, and consider its warnings.  Reason with men and women concerning obedience to God and his laws and commandments out of love for the Father and neighbor and faith in Yeshua and the promises, because these works will bear fruit for the Kingdom.  Remember according to Isaiah, the reason that the Day of the Lord is coming, is that we have transgressed the law, changed the ordinance, and broken the everlasting covenant.  Seek to obey the law, keep the ordinances, and restore the new covenant between you and the Father that was purchased by the blood of Yeshua.  Ackowledge that God’s ordinances have been changed, in the removing of the 2nd commandment, the changing of the Sabbath to Sunday, discarding God’s 7 Holy Feasts and repacing them with pagan Babylonian holidays, etc.  Seek righteousness, obey the Father, return to obedience to His law and commandments, and repent, the Day of the Lord will soon be here when all will be revealed! 

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