The Day of the Lord


by Mike Ratliff

5 For the Lord God of hosts has a day
of tumult and trampling and confusion
in the valley of vision,
a battering down of walls
and a shouting to the mountains. (Isaiah 22:5)

As we study the book of Revelation we will find that within it the fulfillment of many Old Testament prophecies. The Bible is a harmonious book. That means that all of what it teaches us is in harmony. We will not find contradictions within its pages. Instead, we find unchangeableness. It does not change. I heard a preacher say not long ago that when he was in Seminary that he had very little money. He loved books, but could not afford many. However, the local library would have sales at times and the prices for books would be very inexpensive. However, when he went through them the books were about science or philosophy, but next to none on doctrine or theology. He asked the librarian why that was so. She replied that the reason they had the sales was that science and philosophy changed over time so they had to make room for new books, but theology and doctrine never changed. Therefore, books by Tyndale or Luther or Bunyan or Owen are just as applicable today as they were when they were written. Continue reading