D-Day [ˈdē ˌdā]
Specifically the Battle of Normandy
The day (June 6, 1944) in World War II on which Allied forces invaded northern France by means of beach landings in Normandy.
- the day on which an important operation is to begin or a change to take effect.
In the military, D-Day is the day on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated. The best known D-Day is during World War II, on June 6, 1944—the day of the Normandy landings—initiating the Western Allied effort to liberate western Europe from Nazi Germany. However, many other invasions and operations had a designated D-Day, both before and after that operation.
The ‘term’ “d-day” is still has valid usage and meaning in many operations today, but especially in the military. The “d” 1. The unnamed day on which an operation or offensive is to be launched. 2. The day on which the Allied forces invaded France during World War II .
This is a means used in the military to keep a specific, planned operation in secrecy until the “day” approaches or arrives. It is not necessary for people everywhere to know the day because the secrecy of the attack of operation would be removed and the enemy could be prepared for it.
Spiritually, let me make an analogy of this term. The Bible is clear that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is going to return to earth one “day” and no one knows the day but God the Father. Therefore, it is imperative that we be prepared for His return even though we don’t know when that will be.
God has laid out a plan for mankind to follow in order to be ready for His return. It is imperative that we (the Church) be faithful in getting the message out, and it is imperative that the ‘hearer’ have a favorable response to accepting the message. That message is the message of salvation through Jesus Christ. Our job is to carry the message, and it is the receiver of that message to accept it. We must be faithful to our duty and allow the message to do its work on the hearer’s heart. Convicting the heart is the work of the Holy Spirit.
“D-Day” for HIS return is positive; may we be faithful to carry out the warning to the world of unbelievers that Jesus is coming back to earth and people must be prepared for that ‘day’ or else sudden destruction will come on the life and it be cast into the lake of fire (ie., Hell) for an eternity of torment!
“…this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.”