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The Day of the Lord

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The concept of the Day of the Lord is a time in which Yahweh intervenes powerfully and effectively into the affairs of this world.1 The Day of the Lord can include, but is not limited to warfare, cleansing, redemption and theophany. The Day of the Lord means that something big has happened, is happening, or is going to happen. Sometimes it takes revelation to see that what has occurred is an act of God rather than the normal everyday affairs of men. By this definition every act of our Lord Jesus Christ would be considered The Day of the Lord, as well as His entire ministry. These concepts in Zechariah include punishing the enemies of Jerusalem (Zechariah 12:1-9). Zechariah prophecies the piercing of our Lord Jesus Christ who is of the house of David (Zechariah 12:10). Zechariah 13:1-2 speaks of cleansing the house of David and Jerusalem from Idolatry. Joel uses five references to The Day of the Lord that span the entire book.2 The concept in Joel goes from The Day of the Lord being a…

Immanuel a Prophecy for the Past, Present, and Future

Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet: "Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear A Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel," which translated means, " God with us." (Matthew 1:22-23) I would like to talk with you today about the Immanuel prophecy that Matthew is referring to in our text. Matthew is saying in verse 22, that the birth of Jesus and the way that it took place was to fulfill divine prophecy. We know from Matthew 1:18-21 that Mary (Jesus mother) was a virgin, being betrothed to Joseph she had not yet been intimate with him, but was with the child Jesus. An angel of the Lord told Joseph in a dream that the child conceived in Mary is of the Holy Spirit.1 Let’s shift gears for a minute and look at the prophecy itself, and the meaning that it had at the time. This is good to do, because as is often the case divine prophecy has multiple meanings. I like to compare biblical prophecy to skipping stones …