This Is the Day of Christ

In the first chapter of Philippians, Paul makes reference to the coming “day of Christ Jesus.”  In the same chapter, he refers to it again calling it “the day of Christ.”  Elsewhere (including the Old Testament) it is called “the day of the Lord.”

This is the day that the Lord has made.  It is the Lord’s day.  It is the day in which the Lord is king over all the earth, in which He is the only one, and His name is the only one (Zechariah 14:9). 

This is the day of which Isaiah prophesied saying that the Lord alone would be exalted (Isaiah 2:11, 17). 

Why do we exalt churches, and denominations, and traditions?  Is His name insufficient for us to glory in?  Do we not believe that He came again just as He promised?  (Jesus Christ Has Already Come Again.) 

The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ in terms familiar to those who read the Bible, and to help others become more familiar with the Bible. For those unfamiliar with the Bible, look to the blog A Nonchurchgoer’s Guide to Jesus and His Kingdom .

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2 Replies to “This Is the Day of Christ”

  1. I know your take on the Day of the Lord, Mike, and I fully understand it intellectually though I hold a different view. Personally, I don’t like to engage in verbal duels; I prefer saying what I believe, and I try to respect others for what they are (i.e. God’s beloved world for which Jesus died, Jn 3:16), and for what they might believe – whatever it is. Thus I have noticed, that I am learning daily from others – whoever they are.
    Today, I know a bit more than yesterday, and tomorrow I hope I’ll know a little more than today. Nevertheless, I am aware of the fact that “Now I know in part;” (1 Cor 13:12) “For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away.” (1 Cor 13:9-10)
    Only God knows everything, that is, He has a complete overview of things past, now, and future. I’d like to compare it to a jigsaw puzzle God created. He alone knows how all these countless pieces He has entrusted to us will go together in the end. Thus, we can merely gather our different “pieces”, and ask God to help us all in finding the truth about all the things we want to know. I realize that as soon as my hearts “knows” about a truth revealed by God, my mind finally is at peace. Yet still, there are quite a lot of questions I would like to be answered by God. 😉
    Now, just a few of my own thoughts.

    As to the Day of the Lord, you may know that wherever your treasure may be…at that Day, there will be your heart completely (Mt 6:21). Hopefully, then we all will have found a place in Heaven by His side. Let’s all move along despite some personal problems we might have to deal with. I am thinking here especially of doubts, fears, anger, and – last but not least – theological differences of opinion. Nothing of these things is worth fighting for or against as long as our eyes are not fixed on our Lord. Maybe, we find ourselves “stuck in reverse” whatever we try – nothing will happen what He doesn’t want to come into existence. Even when I find myself unwillingly helpless (from quite often to always), I should know from experience that I can’t succeed without Jesus’ help because it is written in Jn 15:5, and…that is something Heaven has ordained:
    Jesus Christ is the only entrance to Heaven, i.e. to the kingdom of God (Jn 10:9), and the only mediator between God and men (1 Tim 2:5). Besides that, the Son alone will set us free (Jn 8:36), and His Spirit alone will guide us all into all the truth (Jn 16:13).

    Even standing on my head and wiggling my toes won’t shake the truth. That’s the way it is! And all the days when my spirit needs a lift off the ground, I don’t do a handstand any more but cry, “Lord, I need You!” And this is how it works…

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