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The Second Epistle of Peter
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It is always nice to have you back with us at Daily Bread! In our
last study, we learned that Peter is anticipating his own death soon,
and he has mentioned a few things already in this letter that he said
he would like his beloved children (us) to remember. In this final
chapter of his letter, let's see what his closing words are.
This second epistle, beloved, I now write to you; to remind you in
your pure minds to remember the words that were spoken before by the
holy Prophets, and of the commandment of us the Apostles of the Lord
and Savior: knowing this first, that in the last days there will be
mockers, walking according to their own desires, and saying, Where is
the promise of His coming? For since the fathers (ancestors) died,
all things continue as they have from the beginning of the creation.
In other words there will be people in the end times that will say
where is the promise of the return of Jesus. They will say "we have
been hearing this for generations" ... They will mock Christians and
deny Truth. These souls will elect to live according to their own
desires instead of according to the will of God. they will follow the
trends of the world and attempt to lure as many as they can to their
realm of destruction.
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They are willingly ignorant of this: that by the Word of God, the
Heavens were (created) of old (in the ancient times), and the earth
emerging out of the water and in the water: by which the world at
that time, being overflowed with water, perished (The Great Flood):
but the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same Word (the
Word of God) are kept in store (waiting), reserved unto fire until
the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.
Aha, says Peter, But they're missing an important thing. By the Word
of God, the Heavens and earth were created and He destroyed the earth
by a flood. Now, the world today is also created by the Word of God,
and He has the same power to destroy it, and will, at the time of His
choosing. He's not being negligent of His promises, He's got a
specific time determined, and that time just hasn't arrived yet. It
is known as the End Times.
Now Peter adds:
But, beloved, don't forget this one thing, that one day to the Lord
is like a thousand years to man, and a thousand years is like one day
90:4). The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men
count slackness; but is patient toward us. He doesn't want any
of us to perish, but rather that all should come to repentance (Ezekiel 33:11).
Did you catch that? One day to God is one thousand years to man and
that God has a set day that He will perform all that He has said.
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Peter then echoes the Words of Jesus and says:
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night.
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Note: The Day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night
... However, the Bible also reveals in a sermon given by Jesus, known
as the Olivet Discourse, that we are to watch and to be prepared, so
that day does not come upon us as a thief in the night (Matthew
24:42-44) by watching for the signs of the End Times. Even though
that day will come as a thief in the night to many, the Children of
the Light will not have that day overtake them as a thief
Thessalonians 5:1-6). A Child of the Light is one that is
enlightened. One that knows what is coming and is prepared (Revelation
3:3). It is obvious from these scriptures, that we have been
given the choice of whether we will watch for the signs of the End
Times and prepare ... Or not. If we choose to do so, we will
not have that day come upon us as a thief. We will be prepared for
the End Times prophecies. If not ... We will not be prepared and will
be overwhelmed by the events to come.
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The Heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will
melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are in it
will be burned up. (The
End Times) Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved,
what kind of people should you be in all holy conduct and godliness,
looking for and being anxious for the coming of the day of God,
wherein the Heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the
elements shall melt with intense heat?
Sounds like a nuclear explosion or something doesn't it? No matter
how it occurs, Peter tells us ... It will.
Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new Heavens and a
new earth, (Revelation
21) wherein righteousness lives. So, beloved, seeing that you
look for such things, be diligent that you may be found of Him in
peace, without spot, and blameless. And consider that the patience of
our Lord is salvation; just as our beloved brother Paul also
according to the wisdom given to him has written to you. In all his
epistles, he speaks of these things, in which some things are hard to
be understood, and those who are unlearned and unstable, struggle, as
they do also with the other scriptures, to their own destruction.
What Peter is explaining, is that we must be patient when we are
learning the Truth in the Word and not get discouraged because we do
not comprehend everything right away. Be patient with yourself
as you learn of the Truth.
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You therefore, beloved, seeing you know these things before, beware
in case you also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall
from your own steadfastness. But grow in Grace, and in the knowledge
of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and for
Well, it seems that it boils down to this. Peter encourages us to
live a good, clean, true Christian life, and with that, we have the
hope of salvation to look forward to. Don't be mistaken though, there
will be deceivers along the way ... Every step of the way, within the
Faith, and without.
Their demise is being held in store for them, but don't get caught up
in their tricks or the drama. Don't underestimate the power of God.
To think that because Jesus hasn't returned yet, is an excuse for
anyone to live according to their own desires instead of the will of
God, or to presume that His delay means that He isn't returning is
ridiculous because God said there is a specific day and every day
draws that day closer.
It's kind of like watching the news and hearing that a giant meteor is
heading for earth and turning off your television and saying ... Whew
!!! Glad that bad news is gone. Ladies and Gents ... Just because you
turn off the Truth, doesn't mean it goes away ... It's still coming.
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Finally, don't forget that the commandment that Peter was talking
about in the very first sentence of this chapter, and that is to Love
one another. Keep your mind and heart on God's Grace. For I tell you
the Truth ... That is the real power of God.
Congratulations on completing yet another book of the New Testament!
Our next study takes us to the First Epistle of John. You don't want
to miss that one either, so be sure and hurry back and join in again
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