What is the character of the "day of the Lord? "The great day of the Lord is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the Lord; the mighty man shall cry there bitterly. That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress." Zeph. 1:14, 15.
Under which of the seven seals does this time of wrath begin? "And I beheld when He had opened the sixth seal." "for the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?" Rev. 6:12, 17.
What signs were to appear in the heavens under this seal? "The sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; and the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind." Rev. 6:12, 13.
What great events were these signs to precede? "Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken; and then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven; and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory." Matt. 24:29, 30.
Under which of the seven seals will the Lord come to earth? "And when He had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour." Rev. 8:1.
How is the wrath of the day of the Lord to be manifested? "And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God." Rev. 15:1.
Are the most of these plagues to be poured out before the Lord comes? "And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates... Behold, I come as a thief: Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame." Rev. 16:12-15.
What great event will take place at His coming? "For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first." 1 Thess. 4:16.
How long after the righteous will the wicked be raised to life? "And they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection." Rev. 20:4, 5.
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