The Day of the LORD is a Day Where Two Opposites Meet: Darkness and Light


“The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly. That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness”
–Zephaniah 1:14-15

“Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?”
–Amos 5:20

God’s Word certainly contains MANY references to the day of the LORD (the day when Jesus Christ returns to earth) and how that day will be a day of gloom and darkness.

ETPR has written a number of articles over the years which touch upon that point.

HOWEVER, after spending some time studying God Word, the day of the LORD contains items of darkness (to be sure) BUT, it also contains some light.

Light and darkness: the day of the LORD is a day when both extremes meet up.

The reader might be asking, “How can this be?  The Bible contains MANY descriptions of the day of LORD as being a DARK day.”

And the reader would be CORRECT.

“Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand; A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains”
–Joel 2:1-2

Practically EVERY description of the day of the LORD in the OLD TESTAMENT is that the day is one of doom, gloom and darkness.

And those descriptions would be CORRECT!

So how can the day of the LORD ALSO be a day of light, if all of the descriptions in God’s Word tell of a dark day?

Because the descriptions of the day of the LORD are all nearly PHYSICAL details of what that day will be.

IF one looks a little further to the ACTUAL return of Jesus Christ, then we come to Jesus Himself.

Jesus OFTEN described Himself as “LIGHT.”

“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
–John 8:12

This is not so much a PHYSICAL description of the Son of God, but a SPIRITUAL one.

Jesus will be leading the armies of heaven at Armageddon and taking vengeance on God’s enemies.

Because Jesus is the LIGHT and God’s enemies are the DARKNESS.

As the prophet DANIEL described the coming Messiah (Jesus):

“…he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.”
–Daniel 2:22

The day of the LORD is not simplistic.  The day of the return of Jesus Christ is NOT all darkness (unless the reader is one of the wicked, evil or foolish).

Though the day itself will be dark and gloomy from the descriptions in God’s Word, the armies and kingdom of heaven will be led by the Prince of Light, Jesus Christ.

Darkness and light.

Two TOTAL and COMPLETE opposites, but both will make their appearance on the day Jesus returns.

What the Old Testament prophets called, “The day of the LORD” and what the apostle Paul more-than-once called “The day of the LORD Jesus.”

DID the reader ever consider that the day of the LORD contains some light?

It is not YET too late–although time is surely running out: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation


“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how 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:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: December 6, 2022.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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