The Fulfillment of the Day of the Lord

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Liberty University

Research Paper
The Fulfillment of The Day of the Lord

An Assignment submitted to Dr. Eunice Abogunrin
In Partial Fulfillment of the requirements For
The course Theo 530

Liberty baptist Theological seminary

Andrew James Paterson

Lynchburg, Virginia
Friday, May 4, 2012

This purpose of this paper is to address the meaning and significance of the Day of the Lord, that there is a future fulfillment in addition to the past fulfillment of the Day of the Lord and why it is still relevant for people from now until the second coming of the Lord..


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For what good is the day of the Lord to you?
It will be darkness, and not light. It will be as though a man fled from a lion,
And a bear met him! Or as though he went into the house, leaned his hand on the wall,
And a serpent bit him! Is not the day of the Lord darkness, and not light? Is it not very dark, with no brightness in it?

Additionally, in Isaiah 43:24 the Lord says: “…you have burdened me with your sins and have made me weary with your iniquities.” To continue this theme, Zephaniah 1:15 provides one of the fullest descriptions of the Day of the Lord: “A day of wrath is that day, a day of distress and anguish, a day of ruin and devastation, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness, a day of trumpet blast and battle cry.” The Day of the Lord holds many titles which deal with God’s extreme displeasure such as day of wrath (ʽebrâ or getsep), anger (̓ap), fierce anger (Charôn ̓ap), jealously (qinʼâ), rage (chēmâ), and indignation (ⱬaʽ am). The negative aspects of the Day of the Lord inundate Scripture: Ezekiel says that it is a day of panic and not joyful shouting; Zechariah says that Yahweh shall fall on them; Joel, Zephaniah, and


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