“Where is the Promise of His Coming?”
Dear Friends, don’t let this one thing escape you: With the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day. The Lord does not delay His promise, as some understand delay, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish but all to come to repentance. 2peter 3:8-9
Many, throughout the years, have taunted Christians with their constant harassing of “WHEN will Christ return?” I believe the Apostle Peter gives a clear indication as to why Jesus has not yet returned, in these verses of Scripture.
He tells us that the Lord ‘s timing is not like our timing, and this is a good thing, He says that with God one day is like a thousand years and a thousand years is like one day. So time is not the same with God as it is with mankind. God is not delaying His promise for the return of Christ to the earth, but because of His AMAZING GRACE toward ALL people, His timing will be PERFECT TIMING, and it will come about when He desires it to do so.
It is because of His INCREDIBLE PATIENCE and UNENDING LOVE for mankind that it has NOT happened yet. It is His desire that NO ONE perishes, but that ALL would come to repentance. Of course, He knows that isn’t going to be the case, but He is willing to wait for as many as possible to make that crucial decision. A decision that will determine their eternal destiny.
Are you gambling with your eternal destiny, by putting off coming to Christ for the SALVATION of your soul? If you are doing that, you are treading in very deep waters. Even though NO ONE knows the time or day when Jesus Christ will return, He gives us some signs to look for and to know we are living in the LAST days. That is NOW!!
I believe with ALL my heart that we are SO CLOSE to that time, when Jesus Christ will return for His TRUE Children, those, who have come to Him for the redemption of their souls, and then starts the Tribulation period, seven years of misery, and despair, then Christ will return again to set up His thousand year reign on earth.
The rapture part of His Second Coming which is when He comes FIRST to take ALL His Children home to Heaven will and can happen at ANYTIME. Are you READY. You aren’t if you have never given your HEART and LIFE to God. But you have the opportunity to do that NOW, by: CONFESSING your sins to God and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU and is ALIVE in Heaven making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION and become a TRUE Child of the Living God and be READY for His return. DON’T YOU DELAY, it could make ALL the difference in your eternal destiny. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!