(The Lord Comes and Reigns)
1 A day of the Lord is coming, Jerusalem, when your possessions will be plundered and divided up within your very walls.
2 I will gather all the nations to Jerusalem to fight against it; [THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON] the city will be captured, the houses ransacked, and the women raped. Half of the city will go into exile, but the rest of the people will not be taken from the city.
3 Then the Lord will go out and fight against those nations, as he fights on a day of battle.
4 On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half of the mountain moving north and half moving south.
5 You will flee by my mountain valley, for it will extend to Azel. You will flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the Lord my God will come, and all the holy ones with him.
6 On that day there will be neither sunlight nor cold, frosty darkness.
7 It will be a unique day—a day known only to the Lord—with no distinction between day and night. When evening comes, there will be light.
8 On that day living water will flow out from Jerusalem, half of it east to the Dead Sea and half of it west to the Mediterranean Sea, in summer and in winter.
9 The Lord will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one Lord, and his name the only name.
THIS IS A PROPHECY
The day of the Lord SHALL happen! The Lord will gather the nations together in the Valley of Megiddo for the Battle of Armageddon. They think they are coming there to destroy Jerusalem and actually fight against God Himself. But the Lord is gathering them together so they will be in one place so that HE can destroy THEM.
This is a day that is known only to the Lord and it will be a unique day because the day will not have darkness. It will be light in the evening. When the Lord stands on the Mount of Olives, there will be a great earthquake that creates a deep valley.