Friday, January 1, 2010
"The great day of the Lord is near-
near and coming quickly.
Listen! The cry on the day of the Lord
will be bitter, the shouting of the warrior
That day will be a day of wrath,
a day of distress and anguish,
a day of trouble and ruin,
a day of darkness and gloom,
a day of clouds and blackness,
a day of trumpet and battle cry
against the fortified cities
and against the corner towers.
I will bring distress on the people
and they will walk like blind men,
because they have sinned against
Their blood will be poured out like
dust and their entrails like filth.
Neither their silver or gold will be
able to save them on the day of
the Lord's wrath.
In the fire of His jealousy the whole
world will be consumed, for He will
make a sudden end of all who live
in the earth."
Zephaniah 1: 14-18
There are both historical and scatological (end times) interpretations of these verses. The historical one refers to the fall of Jerusalem, first from the Babylonians and lastly from the Romans, where people during those times were trapped inside the walls of Jerusalem under siege from the Babylonians. Life was so miserable then because of the scarcity of food that some Israelites resorted to cannibalism by eating their children just to survive the onslaught. In both the Babylonian and the Roman siege of the walls of Jerusalem and the eventual destruction of its magnificent temple, very few escaped the sword and death. On the scatological (end times) interpretation of these verses, people of the world have been shown examples of how the end times will come. These examples were the deluge during Noah's time, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, the seven great plagues on Egypt and the fall of Jerusalem. The earth will be tried by fire where all the elements will melt and where there will be terrible signs in the sky. After the worldwide cataclysm, Jesus Christ will appear amidst the loud voice of the angel and the trumpet calls that shall emanate around the world. Those who have been dead shall rise first through the powerful command of the Lord, and the living and dead shall be judged. Those whose names are not written in the Book of Life shall be condemned to the Lake of Fire together with the devil and his minions. The righteous and those who called on the name of the Lord will rise with Him to His heavenly abode.
Here I am To Worship (Call Upon The Name of The Lord And Be Saved) - Hillsong
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Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
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