WORD FOR TODAY by PASTOR JESUS FIGUEROA
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Tuesday, July 26
Before The Coming Of The Great And Awesome Day Of The Lord
Topic: Signs And Wonders Before The Day Of The Lord
19 I will show wonders in heaven above And signs in the earth beneath: Blood and fire and vapor of smoke. 20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.
Acts 2:19-20 (NKJV)
Daily Reading Plan
Acts 2:19-20New International Version (NIV) ― 19 I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke. 20 The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.
Acts 2:19-21 (MSG) — 19 I’ll set wonders in the sky above and signs on the earth below, Blood and fire and billowing smoke, the sun turning black and the moon blood-red, Before the Day of the Lord arrives,
Acts 2:19-20 (NLT) ― 19 And I will cause wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below— blood and fire and clouds of smoke. 20 The sun will become dark, and the moon will turn blood red before that great and glorious day of the Lord arrives
Thoughts of Devotion:
This portion of the prophecy of Joel we see not only the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, but also the signs and wonders before the second coming of Christ on the earth. The Apostle Peter interprets this prophecy saying that at the end of the days all of humanity will be able to see the great signs, culminating the glorious day of the Lord! In these last days things will happen that will signal the end of times, like it says in Mathew 24:6-7, “And you will hear of wars and threats of wars, but don’t panic. Yes, these things must take place, but the end won’t follow immediately. 7 Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world.”
These signs were only the beginning of pains, they would intensify as the day came closer of the appearance of Jesus over the clouds with power and great glory as it declares tous in Mathew 24:29-30, ““Immediately after the anguish of those days, the sun will be darkened, the moon will give no light, the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.30 And then at last, the sign that the Son of Man is coming will appear in the heavens, and there will be deep mourning among all the peoples of the earth. And they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.”
Today we can see many signs of the last days. Each day that passes we are a day closer to the coming of the Lord. We can see in our surroundings many events in the world that surely point us toward the biblical prophecy, and we can declare with assurance, Christ is coming son! This morning we need to be ready and alert and be spiritual vigilant. We must be filled with the Holy Spirit walking in His power daily. We cannot fear or be filled with anxiety in seeing everything that is happening throughout the world, on the contrary in Luke 21:28 it tells us, “So when all these things begin to happen, stand and look up, for your salvation is near!” We anticipate the glorious day when we will see Jesus face to face and enjoy his presence forever.
Joel 2:30 (NKJV) ― 30 “And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: Blood and fire and pillars of smoke.
Joel 2:31 (NKJV) ― 31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome day of theLord.
Isaiah 13:9-10 (NKJV) ― 9 Behold, the day of the Lord comes, And He will destroy its sinners from it. Cruel, with both wrath and fierce anger, To lay the land desolate;10 For the stars of heaven and their constellations Will not give their light; The sun will be darkened in its going forth, And the moon will not cause its light to shine.
Isaiah 24:23 (NKJV) ― 23 Then the moon will be disgraced And the sun ashamed; For the Lord of hosts will reign On Mount Zion and in Jerusalem And before His elders, gloriously.
Joel 3:15 (NKJV) ― 15 The sun and moon will grow dark, And the stars will diminish their brightness.
Amos 8:9 (NKJV) ― 9 “And it shall come to pass in that day,” says the LordGod, “That I will make the sun go down at noon, And I will darken the earth in broad daylight;
Matthew 24:29-30 (NKJV) ― 29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
Matthew 27:45New King James Version (NKJV) ― 45 Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land.
Mark 13:24-26 (NKJV) ― 24 “But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; 25 the stars of heaven will fall, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.26 Then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.
Luke 21:25 (NKJV) ― 25 “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring;
2 Peter 3:7 (NKJV) ― 7 But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
Revelation 6:12 (NKJV) ― 12 I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold,[a] there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon[b] became like blood.
Revelation 16:8 (NKJV) ― 8 Then the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and power was given to him to scorch men with fire.
Amos 5:18NKJV) ― 18 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.
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