THE DAY OF… OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
By Tuese Ahkiong
The day of Our Lord Jesus Christ is a day in which God, The Father has appointed The Son to exercise judgment upon unfaithful apostate covenant breaking old testament Israel. The phrase does not mean that God/ Christ will judge and destroy the physical world. Through out Scripture it means God is judging a nation or people. God judging Babylon would be God bringing judgment upon the world of Babylon.
John 5:22 The Father judges no one, but has given ALL JUDGMENT TO THE SON,
John 5:27 And he has given HIM AUTHORITY TO EXECUTE JUDGMENT, BECAUSE HE IS THE SON OF MAN.
Acts 17:31 because HE HAS FIXED A DAY ON WHICH HE WILL JUDGE THE WORLD in righteousness BY A MAN WHOM HE HAS APPOINTED; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”
Romans 2:16 ON THAT DAY when, according to my gospel, GOD JUDGES THE SECRETS OF MEN BY CHRIST JESUS.
**The Old Covenant was being judged. This took place at the destruction of Jerusalem in 70A.D.
1 Corinthians 1:8 who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in THE DAY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.
**Paul is speaking to living breathing Corinthian Christians that they would be sustained and guiltless until the end of Old Covenant which came on Christ’s judgment upon it in 70 A.D., that generation.
2 Corinthians 1:14 just as you did partially understand us—that on THE DAY OF OUR LORD JESUS you will boast of us as we will boast of you.
**Paul encourages the Corinthian Christians that they would boast in Paul and his companions and vice versa on the day of their Lord Jesus.
Philippians 1:6 And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at THE DAY OF JESUS CHRIST.
**Paul tells the Philippians that God who began a good work in them will complete it by THE DAY OF JESUS CHRIST.
Philippians 1:10 so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for THE DAY OF CHRIST,
**Paul is encouraging the Philippians that they would be pure and blameless for THE DAY OF CHRIST.
Philippians 2:16 holding fast to the word of life, so that in THE DAY OF CHRIST I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.
**Paul connects his ministry among the Philippians in producing mature saints not being in vain at THE DAY OF CHRIST.
2 Thessalonians 2:2 not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though THE DAY OF CHRIST had come.
**Paul tells the Thessalonians not to be disturbed by rumors that THE DAY OF CHRIST had come already. This means the 1st century saints had a different concept about the nature of THE DAY OF CHRIST from modern day 21st century saints. Modern day Christians believe that THE DAY OF CHRIST is an earth shattering, earth melting, people being raptured, wars… If this was what the Thessalonians believed about the nature of THE DAY OF CHRIST, they how could they be fooled/
Revelation 1:9-11 I, John, your brother and partner IN THE TRIBULATION AND THE KINGDOM and the patient endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. 10 I was in the Spirit on THE LORD'S DAY, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet 11 saying, “Write what you see in a book and send it to the seven churches, to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.”
***THE LORD’S DAY, contrary to church “tradition” is NOT Sunday but The Day of The LORD or The Day of Christ Jesus in which Christ judges unfaithful apostate covenant breaking Israel. John was given a vision of Christ judging unfaithful Old Covenant Israel.