October 23, 2016
2 PETER 3:1
Peter’s two letters both have the same purpose, to purify our thinking. Was there ever a time that we could use that kind of help as right now?
It’s been two thousand years. 2,000 years!!! Jesus warned about the wait.
“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.
For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. —MATTHEW 24:36-39
Are you ready? Or would the return of Christ seem a bit like an interruption to your plans? The fact is, that day will be glorious. The world will have never seen anything like it. And never will again.
The complete history of Paradise Regained requires that the New Jerusalem should come down from God out of Heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband—and it also requires that the heavenly Bridegroom should come riding forth on His white horse, conquering and to conquer, King of kings and Lord of lords, amidst the everlasting hallelujahs of saints and angels!
It must be so. The man of Nazareth will come again!
None shall spit in His face, then, but every knee shall bow before Him. The Crucified shall come, again, and though the nail prints will be visible, no nails shall, then, fasten His dear hands to the tree. But instead thereof, He shall grasp the scepter of universal sovereignty and He shall reign forever and ever. Hallelujah! —C. H. SPURGEON
Eric Twisselmann will be preaching this Sunday, promoting wholesome thinking from 2 Peter 3. By the time we leave our time of worship, may our longing for the coming of our Lord be at the front of our minds. No thinking could be more wholesome than that!