The purpose, goal, end, last days, last things, end times, or eschaton are God’s final judgment(s) of all mankind, Ma 4:5, judgment day, upon which God will defeat His enemies, raise the dead and rapture His free-willingly believing foreknown elect from the earth, raise and remove the rest of the dead from the earth, all to judgment, the unbelieving to eternal punishment and true believers in God in Jesus Christ the Savior to everlasting life.
The Day of the Lord: See Contexts
Wail, for the day of the Lord is near! It will come as destruction from the Almighty.
Behold, the day of the Lord is coming, Cruel, with fury and burning anger, To make the land a desolation; And He will exterminate its sinners from it.
“If because of the sabbath, you turn your foot From doing your own pleasure on My holy day, And call the sabbath a delight, the holy day of the Lord honorable, And shall honor it, desisting from your own ways, From seeking your own pleasure, And speaking your own word,
“You have not gone up into the breaches, nor did you build the wall around the house of Israel to stand in the battle on the day of the Lord.
“For the day is near, Even the day of the Lord is near; It will be a day of clouds, A time of doom for the nations.
Alas for the day! For the day of the Lord is near, And it will come as destruction from the Almighty.
Blow a trumpet in Zion, And sound an alarm on My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, For the day of the Lord is coming; Surely it is near,
And the Lord utters His voice before His army; Surely His camp is very great, For strong is he who carries out His word. The day of the Lord is indeed great and very awesome, And who can endure it?
“The sun will be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes.
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.
Alas, you who are longing for the day of the Lord, For what purpose will the day of the Lord be to you? It will be darkness and not light;
Will not the day of the Lord be darkness instead of light, Even gloom with no brightness in it?
“For the day of the Lord draws near on all the nations. As you have done, it will be done to you. Your dealings will return on your own head.
Be silent before the Lord God! For the day of the Lord is near, For the Lord has prepared a sacrifice, He has consecrated His guests.
Near is the great day of the Lord, Near and coming very quickly; Listen, the day of the Lord! In it the warrior cries out bitterly.
“Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the Lord.
‘The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the great and glorious day of the Lord shall come.
1 Corinthians 5:5
I have decided to deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of his flesh, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:2
For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night.
2 Thessalonians 2:2
that you may not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come.
2 Peter 3:10
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up.