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Welcome back to 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
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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.
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
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
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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 (Psalms
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
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. Check
out the 7000 year Sign study.
Peter then echoes the Words of Jesus and says ...
"But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night."
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 (1
Thessalonians 5:1-6). A Child of the Light
is one that is enlightened. One that knows what is coming and is
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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Peter continues ...
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
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.
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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.
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 ever. Amen.
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 cuz God
said there is a specific day and every day draws that DAY closer.
It's kinda 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 cuz ya turn off the TRUTH ...
It's still coming.
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 for more
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