Section 6: Opening Prophecy, Article 15

The Great Day of Yehuveh

“The sun shall be turned into darkness,
and the moon into blood,
before the great and terrible day of Yehuveh come.
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call
on the name of Yehuveh shall be delivered.”
Joel 2:31-32.

’ll be so thankful when the Lord ends all this!” My mother spoke gently, even while she fought desperately to hold back tears. I was far too young to understand her issues, yet I instantly picked up on her pain. Although my three younger sisters and I had no idea that our father had just lost his job,
nor did we understand the crisis this loss immediately created for our family, yet we instinctively gathered around Mom to support her.
        Mom was not given to fussing and this was not an outcry we often heard from her, but at this point she voiced the words with an anguish she could find no other way to express. I vividly remembered her last dramatic “grief-crisis” two years before when her own father had died and our family could not afford the travel expenses for her to attend his funeral. Though I had only been five at the time, I had come to realize that when Mom begged for
Yehuveh to “end all this” something was “bad wrong”! Now that memory made me sure Mom need our nurturing again.

        There are plenty of times when life’s troubles compound so intensely as to make individuals seek a way out! Some dramatically turn to suicide, drugs, or alcohol; others retreat into overeating, chronic depression, or excessive sleeping; a few seek therapy or beg Yehuveh to judge the matter.
        For those who anticipate a
Rapture or Second Advent, these “outs” are quite often the desired end: “I’ll be so glad when the righteous are raptured!” or “Why doesn’t Jesus come back soon?” Yehuveh realized that in telling people of the very real end He must bring on this planet’s corrupt activities, His very statements describing that “the great and dreadful day of Yehuveh” when “the wickedness of the wicked come to an end,” and all “destructions are come to a perpetual end,” would be quite misapplied. For this reason, He adds the caution, “Woe unto you that desire the day of Yehuveh! to what end is it for you? the day of Yehuveh is darkness, and not light.” “For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith Yehuveh of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.” Malachi 4:5; Psalms 7:9; 9:6; Amos 5:18 [also compare Isaiah 5:19; 28:15-22; Jeremiah 17:15; Ezekiel 12:22, 27; Malachi 3:1, 2]; Malachi 4:1.
        Nonetheless, these
“things which must shortly come to pass” are recorded for our encouragement and preparation, for they will indeed bring “an end, the end” to everything evil and permit Yehuveh to again “set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.” Revelation 1:1; Ezekiel 7:2; Daniel 2:44.
        What do the Scriptures tell us about this soon-coming
“great and dreadful day of Yehuveh”? How are these insights to change our lives right now?

Gael Bataman
Originally Written:         
6 March 2010
Latest Update:             
28 April 2010

                                                 Complete Study Guide to Article 15       

The Day of Yehuveh is Near       Who is Yehuveh Addressing on this Day?      
What is Accomplished on this Day?       When will this Day Come?      
Where will Yehuveh Bring Destruction?      Why is this Destruction Necessary?       
How will this Day affect You?       Sole Preparation      
Perhaps There is Far More Involved in this Day!       

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