SPECIAL TOPIC: THAT DAY
This phrase, "in that day" or "on that day," is a way for the eighth century prophets to speak of God's visitation (presence), both for judgment and restoration.
This pattern is typical of the prophets. God is going to act against sin in time, but He also offers a day of repentance and forgiveness to those who are willing to change their hearts and actions (i.e., receive a new heart, a new mind, and a new spirit, cf. Ezek. 36:22-27)! God's purpose of redemption and restoration will be accomplished! He will have a people who reflect His character. The purpose of creation (fellowship between God and humanity) will be fulfilled!
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