This is DAY SEVEN of the daily devotional.
I am releasing a 50 day daily devotional about the end-times as revealed in Scripture. Along with the text, I will be providing a video where I cover the text of the day, and @verbal-d will be providing an audio version of it. That way, whether you want to read, watch, or listen, you'll be able to enjoy this study as you wish.
The plan is to release this devotional over the next 50 consecutive days, but life may "get in the way." We will do our best, but please be patient with me if I fall behind.
The SoundCloud Audio from @verbal-d
The YouTube Video from @papa-pepper
The Text I Originally Shared on the @narrowminded Account
DAY 7 - THE LORD ALONE
From the very first mention of the “Day of the Lord”, we find a very important characteristic of this time period.
“The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day. For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:” (Isaiah 2:11-12)
In verse 11, we read that “the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.” Just to make absolutely sure that we know which day is being spoken of, verse 12 continues with “For the day of the LORD of hosts.”
Therefore, from the very first mention of this time period, we clearly see that a defining characteristic of “the Day of the Lord” is the sole exaltation of the Lord. No other being will be allowed to be exalted during this time period. Just in case we missed it, verse 17 echoes the same message.
“And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.” (Isaiah 2:17)
Without a doubt, we see that only the Lord will be allowed to be exalted during the actual, Biblical “Day of the Lord”.
Pretribulationists have two main views about the “Day of the Lord”. They commonly either believe that it is synonymous with “The Tribulation” or a time period that contains “The Tribulation”. Either way, they generally believe the “Day of the Lord” to include “The Tribulation”.
We will examine this tomorrow.
Point #1: The “Day of the Lord” is a phrase used and defined by God in the Bible.
Point #2: The “Seventieth Week of Daniel” is a specific time referred to in the Bible.
Point #3: “The Tribulation” is neither used nor defined by God.
Point #4: God says that the “Day of the Lord” is a time of His wrath.
Point #5: A characteristic of the “Day of the Lord” is that the Lord alone will be exalted in that day.
Point #6: Pretribulationists believe that the “Seventieth Week of Daniel” and “The Tribulation” are the same time period.
Point #7: Pretribulationists generally view the “Day of the Lord” as either being the same as “The Tribulation”, or a longer period of time that includes “The Tribulation”.
Point #8: If their reasoning is accurate, the events occurring during the “Seventieth Week of Daniel” will not be in conflict with the characteristics of the “Day of the Lord”.
Hopefully you can begin to see some of this coming together in an easy to understand way. Stay tuned, and we will continue this study.
If anyone is really interested, I did post the entire volume through an alt account over a year ago. I did so as an experiment to see how hard it would be for a new user to get noticed on steemit, so I didn't let anyone now that I was doing it. You can click here to a post that has links to the entire 50 days of this devotional if you really want to read ahead. That information has always been available there since I first posted it. It is not the purpose of this series to just copy all of my previous work, but instead to transform it into some new outlets by releasing it in an audio and video format, to broaden the reach that this work has.
Again, though I will certainly never claim to know it all, I do believe that many are being lead astray by some popular beliefs. I hope that this project will be able to help many others understand the end-times more accurately. Thanks!
Just in case you are new to this series and wanted to check out the previous audio or videos, here are links to the posts from each day of this series.
- NEW SERIES
- DAY 1 - THE FOUNDATION
- DAY 2 - "THE TRIBULATION"
- DAY 3 - THE SEVENTIETH WEEK OF DANIEL
- DAY 4 - NOT APPOINTED TO WRATH
- DAY 5 - WRATH vs. TRIBULATION
- DAY 6 - THE DAY OF THE LORD
Also - A special thanks to @allforthegood for helping design my cover image!
Until next time…
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