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Amos 5: 18-20 ” Woe to you who long for the day of the Lord! Why do you long for the day of the Lord? That day will be darkness, not light. It will be as though a man fled from a lion only to meet a bear, as though he entered his house and rested his hand on the wall only to have a snake bite him. Will not the day of the Lord be darkness, not light – pitch-dark, without a ray of brightness?”

Amos came from humble shepherd roots when God thrust him into the role of prophet to the kingdom of Israel.  This was during the time Israel was enjoying a peak in their material and political success, and so hearing Amos denounce their prideful smugness was treasonous.  To them, the day of the Lord would be a day of total triumph over all their enemies… for don’t you know, we’re the chosen race, and God’s superior group here on earth!  But Amos was warning them that because of their unbelief and wickedness, the day of the Lord would be a day of judgement instead.  Anytime elitism rears its ugly head…God’s judgement will follow.

Isaiah 1:18 ” Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”

In this verse God was confronting the nation of Judah.  For they had been practicing religious festivals of their own design in direct rebellion against Him.  In other words, they were taking God’s Word – adding and twisting it to fit their own desires and notions.  Kinda sounds like religion today where God’s Word has been spun and misinterpreted to become more politically correct and not offensive anyone.  But man’s job is not to reinterpret God’s Word in order to make everyone feel better.  Man’s job simply is to obey what God has already written.

Joel 3:14 ” Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.”

As defined, The Day of The Lord is a significant period of time described as a day of wrath, distress and anguish, trouble and ruin,  darkness and gloom for all mankind.  Isaiah 34: 2-8 describes The Day of the Lord as God’s judgment against the Nations…or His ultimate intervention in the affairs of His people.  For in the Valley of decision, mankind won’t have the option to choose anymore.