The Day of the Lord is the Second Coming 

Chapter -3 Of Reclaiming the Rapture : The Day of the Lord is the Second Coming 

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. 2 Pet. 3:10

According to both Peter and Paul, the day of the Lord, is an event that will come as a big surprise, like a thief in the night. 

Paul says that it comes like a thief not to those who are of the light but to those in darkness. The Day of the Lord is the very day that Jesus returns. It is on that day the heavens and the earth are going to pass away. Nevertheless, the day of the Lord is often interpreted as being a longer period of time. Arnold Fruchtenbaum, in his book, The Footsteps of the Messiah, defines it as the seventieth week of Daniel. He states: 

“In the Old Testament, the most common name for the Great Tribulation is the Day of Jehovah or the Day of the Lord…it is always and without exception a reference to the Tribulation period.”12 

Dr. Dwight Pentecost believes that the day of the Lord “will include all the events of the millennial age, with the final revolt of Satan.”13 These are the two most common opinions of dispensational premillenialists. (Premillennialism is the doctrinal position that Jesus will return before the Millennium.) We will see that the day of the Lord is in fact the day that Jesus returns; the second coming. 

Scripture tells us that the Day of the Lord will be the day that Jesus’ feet will stand on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, when He comes to fight for His people Israel. 

Behold, the day of the LORD is coming… For I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem; Then the LORD will go forth And fight against those nations, As He fights in the day of battle. And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem on the east. Zech. 14:1, 3, 4 

Notice that it will be a day in which God will gather all of the nations to battle against Jerusalem, in the valley of Jehoshaphat, which is in fact the place where the battle of Armageddon will occur – something we will explore in Chapter Sixteen. We read that in that day the feet of Jesus (the LORD) will touch the Mount of Olives so that it splits. However, before that dark and climactic day, Scripture describes the buildup to war before that day. 

Events Before the Day of the Lord 

The book of Joel tells us of God’s gathering and calling together the nations for the battle of Armageddon (in the valley of Jehoshaphat). Joel 2:1 tells us that the day has not yet arrived – only that it is close, signified by the Hebrew word karov; for the day of the 

LORD is coming, for it is at hand (ָר ֙בֹו karov – literally “close”). 

The buildup to that day will include the opening of the Abyss in Revelation Nine, which will darken the sun and sky due to thick smoke and soot. 

And He opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit. Rev. 9:2 

The book of Joel confirms that the darkening of the sun and moon into blood will come before the day of the Lord. 

And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: Blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD. Joel 2:30, 31 

Several passages confirm the conditions and the timing of the sun and sky being darkened before the day of the Lord. 

  • Woe to you who desire the day of the LORD! For what good is the day of the LORD to you? It will be darkness, and not light. Is not the day of the LORD darkness, and not light? Is it not very dark, with no brightness in it? Amos 5:18, 20 
  • Wail, for the day of the LORD is at hand! [ ָורֹב ֙ karov – literally “close”] It will come as destruction from the Almighty. Isa. 13:6
  • For the day is near, even the day of the LORD is near [ָר ֙בֹו karov – literally “close”]; it will be a day of clouds, the time of the Gentiles. Ezek. 30:3 
  • …there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. Rev. 6:12 The darkening of the sun, and the moon turning to blood, will be 

due to the ash-filled sky. The connection between the great darkness and the color of celestial bodies will be discussed in a later chapter. While eclipses may act as harbingers of events coming, the continual discoloration of the sun and moon, and complete blocking of the stars will be due to the smoke from the Abyss. The opening of the Abyss in Revelation 9 happens at the midpoint, or three and a half year mark, of the seven year treaty which Israel will sign. 

What follows in Joel is the declaration of God’s intentions to gather the nations to the valley of Jehoshaphat (also known as the Kidron valley) in Jerusalem. 

I will also gather all nations, and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; And I will enter into judgment with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land. Joel 3:2 

God challenges the nations to come to battle; if they don’t have a weapon, He encourages them to obtain one because they will need it on the day that He comes to fight against them. 

Proclaim this among the nations: “Prepare for war! Wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near, let them come up. Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears; let the weak say, ‘I am strong.’ ” Assemble and come, all you nations, and gather together all around. Cause Your mighty ones to go down there, O LORD. “Let the nations be wakened, and come up to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; For there I will sit to judge all the surrounding nations. Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Come, go down; for the winepress is full, the vats overflow– For their wickedness is great.” Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision. Joel 3:9-14 

Verses 9-13 describe the buildup for war which will be the precursor to the actual day of the Lord, which has still not yet come. 

In verse 14 we read that the day is near, but is not yet. The actual event, the very day of the Lord is ever so close but not yet because that day is the day that Jesus’ feet will touch the Mount of Olives; when He comes to do battle with His enemies who have attempted to destroy Israel, the apple of His eye. 

The day of the Lord will bring tremendous destruction to the inhabitants of the earth but not to Israel, for it is the day that Jesus comes to defend them; it is the day of His vengeance, the year of recompense for the cause of Zion. Isa. 34:8 The time of Jacob’s trouble is the second 3 ½ year period of the seven year treaty of many. Dan. 9:27 This will be an incredible time of suffering for the Jewish people, to which both Daniel and Jesus attest. (Dan. 12:1; Matt. 24:21, 22) The day of the Lord, by contrast, is the day that the Lord returns to deal with the Antichrist, and all of the nations that are attempting to completely eradicate Israel. It is the great day of Israel’s salvation rather than her destruction! 

Elijah 

Another proof demonstrating that the day of the Lord is not referring to the seven year treaty, or even the time of Jacob’s trouble, is found in Micah 4:5 where God says He will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD. 

If the entire seven year period were also called the day of the Lord; and if, as many believe including myself, that Elijah will be one of the two witnesses mentioned in Revelation 11 (who apparently come at the beginning of the seven year treaty) then the two witnesses would need to arrive before that period of seven years (the Tribulation). However, because the day of the Lord is the very day that Jesus returns, there is no problem reconciling Elijah coming before that day. 

Everything will be humbled on the Day of the Lord. According to Isaiah, The LORD alone will be exalted in that day. Isa. 2:17 We see in Revelation 16 that Satan, the Antichrist, and the False Prophet, open their mouths and deceptive spirits come forth to gather the nations for the war of the great Day of God Almighty. Rev. 16:14 ISV 

Clearly, the inhabitants of the earth are still acting haughtily and thinking that they can actually wage a war to destroy Israel. 

The haughty looks of mankind will be brought low, the lofty pride of human beings will be humbled, and the Lord alone will be exalted at that time. Isa. 2:11 

For the Lord of the Heavenly Armies has reserved a time to oppose all who are proud and haughty, and the self- exalting— they will be humbled. Isa. 2:12 

He will take his stand against all the cedars of Lebanon, against the proud and self-exalting; and against all the oaks of Bashan; Isa. 2:13 

against all the high mountains, and against all the lofty hills; 

Isa. 2:14 

against every high tower, and against every fortified wall; Isa. 2:15 

Humanity’s haughtiness will be humbled, male arrogance will be brought low, and the Lord alone will be exalted in that day. Isa. 2:17 

They will enter caverns in the rocks and holes in the ground, to escape the presence of the terror of the Lord, to escape the splendor of his majesty, when he arises to terrify the earth. Isa. 2:19 ISV 

We discover in Isaiah Two that only on the day that the Lord arises to terrify the earth will the haughtiness of man be brought low, and not before. In fact, during the time of Jacob’s trouble, the Antichrist will be speaking all kinds of blasphemies and arrogant boasts against those who dwell in heaven and against God (Dan. 7:8, 11, 25) 

It had eyes like those of a human being and a mouth that boasted with audacious claims. Dan. 7:8 

I continued watching because of the audacious words that the horn was speaking. I kept observing until the animal was killed and its body destroyed and given over to burning fire. Dan. 7:11 

He’ll speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One. He’ll attempt to alter times and laws, and they’ll be given into his control for a time, times, and half a time. Dan. 7:25 

Daniel 7:11 demonstrates that the Antichrist will be speaking haughtily up until the very end. Only when he is routed at the coming of Jesus, and his body is given over to the burning flame (which is the same as the lake of fire in Revelation 19:20) will he be silenced. 

Thus there is no way to substantiate the claim that the day of the Lord is the entire period of the seven year treaty or even of the time of Jacob’s trouble. The haughtiness of man, including the Antichrist, will only be silenced on the day that Jesus comes back. In fact, we know exactly what the men of the earth are going to do and say. They will scamper into the caves and into clefts of the rocks when Jesus comes back. They will be overwhelmed with fear and will say to the mountains and rocks: 

Fall on us and hide us from the face of the one who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the lamb. Rev. 6:16 ISV For the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to endure it? Rev. 6:17 ISV 

Does “The Thief in the Night” Phrase Refer to the Rapture or the Second Coming?

The Second Coming is Like a Thief in the Night

As a boy I remember an evening when our church showed the movie “A Thief in the Night.” I remember the opening scene of the woman running to the bathroom looking for her husband, only to discover the electric razor running and abandoned in the sink – her husband obviously raptured all the while the radio explained the disappearance of perhaps millions of people around the world.

The basis of the movie was derived from 1 Thessalonians 5 where “the Day of the Lord comes as a thief in the night.” (1Thess 5:2 NKJV) The opening scene made a lasting impression on me and millions of more Americans that the rapture will come unexpectedly and without warning, just like a thief in the night!

It is commonly argued that “the thief in the night” must refer to the rapture and cannot refer to the second coming because that would be obvious as people would simply need to read their Bible; Dr. Dwight J. Pentecost, a professor at Dallas Theological Seminary, writes in his book Things to Come

If the Day of the Lord did not begin until the second advent, since that event is preceded by signs, the Day of the Lord could not come as a “thief in the night,” unexpected, and unheralded, as it is said it will come in 1 Thessalonians  5:2. The only way this could break unexpectedly upon the world is to have it begin immediately after the rapture of the church.[1]

The supposed problem is resolved in the rest of the 1 Thessalonians 5 passage. Unfortunately, many people stop reading at verse two and do not continue to see to whom Jesus will come as a thief; He is coming ‘as a thief’ to those not expecting him, that is, to those in darkness! The language is clear that “they” – the ones in darkness, are the ones to whom sudden destruction will come and “you,” the brethren, are sons of light, not darkness. The day of the Lord will not be as a thief to the brethren meaning it could not refer to the rapture itself but rather to the day Jesus comes back.

For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them…and they shall not escape. (1Thess 5:3 NKJV) But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. (1Thess 5:3-4 NKJV) You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. (1Thess 5:5 NKJV)

Jesus’ own usage of the concept of him coming as a thief is in relation to the unprepared homeowner who does not know the time that the thief would come and let his house be broken into for “if the homeowner had known at what time the thief were coming, he would have watched and would not have let his house be broken into.” (Luke 12:39; see also Matt 24:43) The timing of a thief is a complete surprise to people who are in darkness, who are sleeping and not paying attention.

The people who are not paying attention are the non-believers which Jesus exemplifies in his exhortation to the church of Sardis, the dead church, whose names are ready to be blotted out of the book of life. (Rev 3:5) Because they were considered dead and were therefore not counted as sons of light, Jesus’ coming would be to them as a thief because they were not alert. He admonished them that they must repent for if they do not and were “not alert, I will come like a thief, and you won’t know the time when I will come to you. (Rev 3:3 ISV) Again, we see that his coming will be as a thief and it will be at a time that they do not expect and when he comes, sudden destruction will come upon them. (1Thes 5:3) We must consider that the phrase “thief in the night” appears not to apply to the event known as the rapture, but applies to the actual second coming of Jesus, that is, the day that he returns.

As further evidence of this, we turn to Rev 16:14 where Satan, the Antichrist, and the False Prophet open their mouths and something like frogs come out to go to deceive the whole world to bring them together for the battle of the great day of God at the place called Armageddon. The timing therefore is toward the end of the time of Jacob’s trouble (the second half of the seven year period filled with intense suffering never experienced before on earth). The nations are getting ready for their final attack against Jerusalem for the battle known as Armageddon (explained in chapter …) It is here in the text, sandwiched between verses 14 and 16, that Jesus strongly admonished the armies of the world by saying he was coming as a thief.

They are demonic spirits that perform signs. They go to the kings of the whole earth and gather them for the war of the great Day of God Almighty. “See, I am coming like a thief. How blessed is the person who remains alert and keeps his clothes on! He won’t have to go naked and let others see his shame.” The spirits gathered the kings to the place that is called Armageddon in Hebrew. (Rev 16:14-16 ISV)

It is no accident that Jesus’ admonition is placed there – He has graciously warned the rebels one last time of what will happen at his return and anyone who does not have a garment of Yeshuáh on at that point will be in a world of hurt and will suffer exposed to his glory forever because he will have to go naked and others see his shame.” (See Appendix: Garment of Yeshua) The fact that Jesus directs the exhortation to those gathering together for the day of battle demonstrates that the Day of the Lord coming as a thief in the night can only be a reference to the second coming of Jesus which is the very day that he returns to planet earth in a blaze of glory and flames of fire. The basic thesis of the movie “A Thief in the Night” has incorrectly applied the phrase to the rapture. The day coming like a thief is coming to those who are not anticipating the Lord’s return. Coming like a thief means it is sudden and is a big surprise!

All the nations of the world will be in utter shock and dumbfounded by Jesus coming because they arrogantly and boastfully gather themselves together against Jerusalem in order to lay it waste. The following verses demonstrate how all of the nations will be coming against Jerusalem in order to (successfully) destroy it and hence when Jesus comes back, they will be sorely surprised.

  • I will make Jerusalem a heavy weight; so everyone who burdens themselves with it will be crushed, even though all of the nations of the earth gather themselves against it. (Zech 12:3 ISV)
  • Let the nations be awakened and come to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; because I will sit to judge all the surrounding nations. Put in the sickle, because the harvest is ripe. Come and go down, because the winepress is full. The wine vats are overflowing, because their evil is great! (Joel 3:12-13 ISV)
  • Now many nations have gathered against you, saying, ‘Let her be defiled,’ and ‘Let’s look down on Zion.’ (Mic 4:11 ISV)

They fully anticipate that they will be victorious in their battle efforts just as Pharaoh imagined he would be when he mustered his army against Israel by the Red Sea. Imagine the incredible surprise he felt as the walls of water came crashing over him. So too will the nations of the earth be utterly shocked when the heavens roll back and there stands Jesus. Habakkuk records that at Jesus’ return, “He stood up and shook the land; with his stare he startled the nations.” (Hab 3:6 ISV) The nations are startled because they were not expecting him, which only serves to prove that His second coming is like a thief in the night.

The book of Zephaniah also records how the day of God’s wrath will bring a sudden end to the nations which will come as a terrible surprise.

in the Day of the Lord’s wrath; but the entire land will be consumed by the fire of his jealousy, for he will bring the inhabitants of the land to a sudden end…the Day of the Lord’s wrath [which] surprises you (Zeph 1:18; 2:2 ISV)

The Thief in the Night in 2 Peter

The element of the surprise is confirmed in 2 Peter, perhaps the most significant passage concerning the day of the Lord. Because the heavens pass away in the passage, Dr Pentecost and others argue that the Day of the Lord must include the millennium because they understand the heavens to pass away afterward. However, our study of 2Peter 3:10 will prove that the heavens pass away the day that Jesus returns.

First of all, we need to consider the context of the chapter: Peter is discussing the return of Jesus and answering the mockery of the skeptics who ridicule “What happened to the Messiah’s promise to return? Ever since our ancestors died, everything continues as it did from the beginning of creation.” (2Pet 3:4 ISV) Peter then reminds his readers that the mockers have “deliberately ignore the fact that long ago the heavens existed and the earth was formed by God’s word out of water and with water, by which the world at that time was deluged with water and destroyed.” (2Pet 3:5-6 ISV) The judgment of God is absolutely certain, Peter concludes because just as the world was destroyed by water, a future judgment will destroy it by fire. “Now by that same word, the present heavens and earth have been reserved for fire and are being kept for the day when ungodly people will be judged and destroyed.” (2Pet 3:7 ISV) Concerning Jesus’ apparent tardiness, Peter says that in the Lord’s economy a day is like a thousand years and vice versa. His delay is due to his patience and desire that all should come to repentance. However, just like the unsuspecting people in Noah’s day who, according to Jesus “were unaware of what was happening until the flood came and swept all of them away – that’s how it will be when the Son of Man comes.” (Matt 24:39 ISV)

Peter obviously took his cues from Jesus and so he tells his readers that just as people were caught off guard on the very day the flood waters came and swept them away, so too the very day Jesus returns, will be as surprise, it will come like a thief.

But the Day of the Lord will come like a thief. On that day [en he ἐν ἡ] the heavens will disappear with a roaring sound, the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done on it will be exposed. (2Pet 3:10 ISV)

Peter is not telling his readers anything new; he is simply reiterating either what is in the Hebrew Scriptures (his Bible back then) or, in this case, what Jesus directly said: “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming. (Matt 25:13 NKJV)

Jesus ties then known day and hour specifically to when “Heaven and earth will pass away…” (Matt 24:35 NKJV) It is the day that the heavens and earth pass away will be completely unannounced and unheralded. The event will be a big surprise to everyone – even to the angels. “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.” (Matt 24:36 NKJV)

The day in question is not referring to a pre-tribulation event (such as the rapture) but specifically to the day that Jesus returns which aligns perfectly Peter’s reference to the heavens and earth passing away on the Day of the Lord.  Peter then follows up his exposition of the Day of the Lord with a similar exhortation to watch or look because that is the day when (in which) the heavens will be set ablaze and the elements of the earth dissolved.

Since everything will be destroyed in this way, think of the kind of holy and godly people you ought to be as you look forward to and hasten the coming of the day of God, when the heavens will be set ablaze and dissolved and the elements will melt with fire. (2Pet 3:11, 12 ISV)

He closes his exhortation with the hope that we have that once Messiah comes he will set up a new era including a new heavens and new earth. “But in keeping with his promise, we are looking forward to new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness is at home.” (2Pet 3:13 ISV) His reference to righteousness dwelling in the new age appears to be a reference to Isaiah 11 where Messiah Jesus will rule over a new creation in which even the animals are at perfect harmony with mankind.

But with righteousness he will judge the needy, and decide with equity for earth’s poor. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and the wicked will be killed with the breath of his lips. Righteousness will be the sash around his loins, and faithfulness the belt around his waist. The wolf will live with the lamb; the leopard will lie down with the young goat. The calf and the lion will graze together, and a little child will lead them. At that time, as to the root of Jesse, who will be standing as a banner for the peoples, the nations will rally to him, and his resting place is glorious. (Isa 11:4-6, 10 ISV)

Peter was looking forward to the new heavens and earth, specifically mentioned in Isaiah 65:17, as well as the general abundance of righteousness described in Isaiah 11 and other passages.  There will be an obvious need for new heavens because the (current) heavens and earth will pass away at Jesus coming, which Jesus, Peter, Isaiah (Isa 34:4) and others have said. The next question however, is what exactly does it mean that the heavens will pass away?

The Heavens Pass Away

According to Peter, the surprising and unexpected day Jesus comes back (“the Day of the Lord will come like a thief”) is when the heavens will pass away (“on that day [en he ἐν ἡ] the heavens will disappear with a roaring sound,”). It is also the day that the creation will begin to melt like wax and all of man’s works will be destroyed by fire (“the elements will be destroyed by fire”), and the earth and everything done on it will be exposed. (2Pet 3:10 ISV)

This verse clearly shows the unexpectedness of the day in which end-of-the-world events will take place! The heavens will pass away, the elements (stoixia στοιχεῖα), the base materials of the world,[2] will dissolve, and the works of men will be exposed to God.

where we discover that in (or on) the Day of the Lord, which comes like a thief, the heavens will pass away and the earth will be destroyed by fire.  We must not miss that it is on that very day (not a seven year period and not one thousand years) on that very day that the heavens will disappear.

But the Day of the Lord will come like a thief. On that day [en he ἐν ἡ] the heavens will disappear with a roaring sound, the elements will be destroyed by fire… (2Pet 3:10 ISV)

The evidence is overwhelming that the Day of the Lord is the day that Jesus comes back and is not referring to a pre-tribulational event, regardless of what we believe about the timing of the rapture itself. Another look at 2 Peter 3 will help us to understand the events of that day better.

 


[1] Dr. Dwight J. Pentecost, Things to Come, pp. 230.

[2] BDAG στοιχεῖον “basic components of something, elements of substances underlying the natural world, the basic elements fr. which everything in the world is made and of which it is composed”

The Sharpening – Episode 5: Doug Hamp and The Millennium Chronicles

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Tonight we welcome special guest Doug Hamp to the show to teach us some new insights into various eschatological topics, such as the day of the Lord, the New Jerusalem, and most excitingly, the timing of the new heavens and new Earth in the prophetic timeline. Be prepared Twilight of Eternity Trilogy Thumbnailto have traditional paradigms shattered as Doug takes us through the Bible to support these new revelations.

Doug Hamp graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with an M.A. in the Hebrew Bible and its world where he specialized in ancient languages including Biblical Hebrew and Koine Greek. He is the author of Discovering the Language of Jesus, The first Six Days, Corrupting the Image, and most recently, The Millennium Chronicles.

For more information, check out Doug’s website at www.douglashamp.com

Take care, God bless, and enjoy the show!

The Millennium: Heaven on Earth? Interview on Menorah Radio 2/3 (Audio)


Part 2 of 3 interview with author/lecturer Douglas Hamp as we discuss his latest project “Twilight of Eternity” focusing on the second coming, the Millenial Kingdom and final battle.

 

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A Graphic New Look at the Second Coming and Armageddon:

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•How will Jesus fight when he comes back?

Millennium:

If the earth is destroyed and the heavens pass away at the second coming of Jesus, then what will there be during the Millennium? What is the beloved city that Satan will attack after the thousand years? Why is the New Jerusalem called the bride of Christ?  These and questions are answered in this teaching Power Point presentation!

 

The Final Rebelliion:

Douglas examines the Scriptural  clues of Satan’s final rebellion when the 1000 years have expired and he and the nations come up against the beloved city.  Further clues considered to unlock this strange passage:
•The bodies  and role of immortals
•How will high tech be low tech?
•How will the Millennial sacrifices act like a protective shield for the mortals?
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•How long will Satan have to deceive the nations?
•Why will fire come from  God?
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Much of our eschatology rightly deals with the events that lead up to the Second Coming of Jesus. However, little attention is given to looking at the events that happen thereafter. This class explores from a very Bible-centric perspective the Messianic Age / Millennium. We begin by understanding how taking God’s Word literally reveals many exciting details of our glorious future. We also look at: the centrality of Israel, our future bodies, aspects of daily life, the size of the City, the decorations of the city, God’s dwelling with mankind, the role of the river of life and trees of life, what the Rabbis and Church Fathers thought about the Millennium, when the creation of the New Heavens and New Earth occurs. This 2 credit class was taught at Calvary Chapel bible College.

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The Conclusion of the Second Coming of Jesus and the Battle of Armageddon, (Part 2 of 2)

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Think you know where the battle of Armageddon is? What happens when the heavens pass away?

 

The Battle of Armageddon is often portrayed as taking place in the the north of Israel between nations. In this ground-breaking new study, Douglas shows that Armageddon is not in the Armageddon is in Jerusalemtraditional site in the plains of Megiddo but in the valley of Jehoshaphat next to the Mount of Olives. He also shows how the day of the Lord is the day that Jesus comes back to The Second Coming of Jesus and the Battle of Armageddonfight on behalf of the Jewish people and how he will trample his enemies literally like grapes until the blood flows as high as the horses bridle in a surprise attack. What’s more, this battle will be a re-enactment of the Red Sea crossing but this time the destruction will come from Jesus’ fiery presence after the heavens pass away. Your view of the second coming of Jesus will never be the same!

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NEW! A GRAPHIC NEW LOOK AT THE SECOND COMING AND THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON (Video 1 of 2)

After thousands of hours of research, part one of three videos from Doug’s new book is here!

 

Think you know where the battle of Armageddon is? What happens when the heavens pass away?

 

The Battle of Armageddon is often portrayed as taking place in the the north of Israel between nations. In this ground-breaking new study, Douglas shows that Armageddon is not in the traditional site in the plains of Megiddo but in the valley of Jehoshaphat next to the Mount of Olives. He also shows how the day of the Lord is the day that Jesus comes back to Jesus's Split's the Mount of OlivesThe Second Coming of Jesus and the Battle of Armageddonfight on behalf of the Jewish people and how he will trample his enemies literally like grapes until the blood flows as high as the horses bridle in a surprise attack. What’s more, this battle will be a re-enactment of the Red Sea crossing but this time the destruction will come from Jesus’ fiery presence after the heavens pass away. Your view of the second coming of Jesus will never be the same!

 

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The Veil Between Heaven and Earth on Canary Cry Radio (Audio)

Doug shares on Canary Cry Radio

We often think of heaven as some ethereal place far far away. But while modern science is beginning to discover the possibilities of multiples dimensions at places like CERN, Bible scholars like Douglas Hamp are rediscovering what the Bible teaches about heaven to be a place just beyond the veil of our three dimensional world. Douglas Hamp is a graduate of Hebrew University of Jerusalem with an M.A. in the Hebrew Bible with specialization in ancient languages including Biblical Hebrew and Koine Greek. He is currently working on a fictional book looking at the Millennium reign of Jesus on earth. In our conversation, Doug brings to light the many descriptive matters in the Bible like fire and the veil that have become “theologized” by modern day Christian institutions.

 

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