Hold your peace for the Day of the Lord is at hand
Zephaniah 1:7 - Hold thy peace at the presence of the Lord GOD: for the day of the LORD is at hand: for the LORD hath prepared a sacrifice, he hath bid his guests.
You do not have to get jumpy or nervous; this is not referring to the Judgment Day, when the world will come to an end. There is another also of great importance day which is referred to as the Day of the Lord's Sacrifice.
In many of the books it shows a lot of activity will take place (like we are experiencing - Hosea, Joel, Amos, Zephaniah etc.) before the coming of the day. The day relates to the bringing down of Babylon (Revelation 18). You would say brother where is Babylon? Those days are already gone.
Like in the Bible the Promise land really does not refer the land of the country Israel but to Heaven. So also Babylon (meaning confusion) does not refer to a kingdom but people or group of people in that spiritual state of mind. Before this happens the Bible talks of the cleansing of Samaria (meaning Watch Mountains).
So not going deep into the Bible I can tell you this, the Lord is busy doing a lot of things. He is totally in-charge of the situation. If you are clinging on to Him, do not worry of any thing. You will enter into the glorious moments of the Day of the Lord's Sacrifice.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Father God, You are God and nothing happens without You. You let events take place so that the shaking will take off the excess of your people. Lord I hold on to You and your Word like Joshua and Caleb did and entered in their promise. Let not the things which are happening around me effect my faith in You. This I ask in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
1 Hear this word that the LORD hath spoken against you, O children of Israel (prince of God), against the whole family which I brought up from the land of Egypt (double straits / standards), saying,
2 You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.
3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
4 Will a lion roar in the forest, when he hath no prey? will a young lion cry out of his den, if he have taken nothing?
5 Can a bird fall in a snare upon the earth, where no gin is for him? shall one take up a snare from the earth, and have taken nothing at all?
6 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it?
7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.
8 The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?
9 Publish in the palaces at Ashdod (powerful), and in the palaces in the land of Egypt, and say, Assemble yourselves upon the mountains of Samaria (watch mountains), and behold the great tumults in the midst thereof, and the oppressed in the midst thereof.
10 For they know not to do right, saith the LORD, who store up violence and robbery in their palaces.
11 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; An adversary there shall be even round about the land; and he shall bring down thy strength from thee, and thy palaces shall be spoiled.
12 Thus saith the LORD; As the shepherd taketh out of the mouth of the lion two legs, or a piece of an ear; so shall the children of Israel be taken out that dwell in Samaria in the corner of a bed, and in Damascus (uncertainty) in a couch.
13 Hear ye, and testify in the house of Jacob (heel holder/supplanter/man of deceit), saith the Lord GOD, the God of hosts,
14 That in the day that I shall visit the transgressions of Israel upon him I will also visit the altars of Bethel: and the horns of the altar shall be cut off, and fall to the ground.
15 And I will smite the winter house with the summer house; and the houses of ivory shall perish, and the great houses shall have an end, saith the LORD.
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