2 Peter 3
1 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:
Hold on now, Peter's going to draw our minds into the things of the past. Some of its deep and its going to make you think!
2 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:
Peter's laying things down for us. Did you know that if you don't understand what happened before you're not going to get what's to come.
3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
Does anyone know what time it is? This verse IS TODAY! We ARE in the last days.
4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
Try teaching prophecy to the unlearned. You always
hear, "they have been saying that forever". These lack TRUE
understanding of The Word. I have had conversations with
"pastors" on this subject and they don't have a clue what time it
is. They also always tell me "it isn't important" well with that
attitude they shouldn't be pastors. They should fertilize fields. They say it don't matter just say Jesus. What did Christ
say about missing the first coming in prophecy? Because it was written and they
did not know it either: Matthew 16:1-3 1 The Pharisees also with the
Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from
heaven. 2 He answered and said unto them, When it is evening,
ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. 3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather today:
for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of
the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?
5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
An age before this flesh. A time where the earth's design was and is not. Did you know the north pole was green with vegetation?
6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
This is the whole world "perished" so we see it isn't speaking of Noe and the ark, but an age of time before this flesh age.
7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
This is this age of this flesh. "Perdition" = perish. Done and gone will evil be. The reason for this age is to choose. Where are you in your choice? Christ Jesus or the world/ satan? That's the ONLY two choices you have.
8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
God has a time line in His plan and the end of that plan is upon us. He gave His Son for all that will accept Him before the end of this age.
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
That's The 7th Trump folks. NOT before!
11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
When you read the prier verses you see this age is going to be done away with in a cleansing of fire. Stay in The Word everyday and be a watchmen. A child of God, ready for action when needed. Ready to give Word or work when needed. When you're in The Word daily, you can be used for great things. Things beyond yourself.
12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
The things that are of no use and evil will be done away with, Gone!! "The day of God" = the end of the Millennium age of time. The end of that 1000 years of teaching where those that hadn't heard The Truth will know it. Some in this evil world just haven't had it. They sure won't get it in most of the churches today. It's up to each of us to seek out The truth. Don't ever take my word for anything. Always check out what I say with what God says.
13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
This evil world is about to be made right again. As it was in the first age. Before the overthrow = katabolee.
14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
Make sure you're not doing as those of the world when Christ arrives. That time is fast approaching you. No time to waste with putting it off. Your tomorrow may not come. This may be your last second to get things right. Many will prepare for a night out, but wont for their soul.
15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;
We have salvation upon Repentance in the blood of Christ. Upon repentance! Our Father has given us The Way, we must chose it.
16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
Paul has Peters approval in what is said even though many will not study about the three world ages and reject most Truths of God's Word today. It's to their own demise. They chose to believe the lies of humans in regard to the FALSE teachings of The Word. They like the sound of a easy escape plan rather than having the amour for battle. Because they want the lie, they follow the lair.
17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.
Stay in God's Word daily or you WILL fall for the false teachings. There are many running about today claiming things of God, but are led away. They have been listening to fakes, claiming to be pastors of God. They give sugar coated earthly words instead of The Truth. They are all over your TV and in your churches. Would you know the difference? IF you study and I mean STUDY God's Word, checking out the things that come out of their mouths, you will see the lies. You will have The Seal of God.
18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
To grow you have to open The Word, open The meat of The Word. Just having milk will only help you grow but so far.