The Day of the Lord, as it is spoken of in Scripture, may be referred to in its narrowest sense to the reign of Christ on earth, but in its broader sense it includes the whole Tribulation period.
HOWEVER, there is every reason to believe that The Day of the Lord WILL BE a prolonged period, and THEREFORE It must not be confined to seven years, as is so often done.
There is NO scripture that says explicitly that Daniel's Seventieth Week, The Time of Jacob's Trouble, the GReat Tribulation BEGINS immediately following the Harpazo or Rapture of the Body of Christ.
The time between the coming forth of the Lord into the air to meet His Church, and His coming unto the Earth WITH His Church, His Body, in power and great glory, can correspond to the thirty-three years between His coming FORTH at Bethlehem (Micah 5:2) and His coming UNTO Jerusalem (Zech. 9:9). All the events between those two we speak of as constituting His "first coming." In like manner, all the events described in the Book of Revelation, which take place between His coming "for" and His coming "with" His Body, we may speak of as "His second coming" or "the day of the Lord."
Again, these events may occupy a similar period of thirty-three years for all we know; and if to these we add the seven yeas of the last week of Daniel we have a period of forty years. And the number 40 has long been universally recognized with its association with a period of probation, trial, and chastisement.
In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hearing and BELIEVING the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation. Therefore, here, now, is declared unto you the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation: "that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures" 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. BELIEVE today. The time is short.
So There You Have it!
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