Ready for His Return

As I read through the second epistle of Peter, third chapter, I note that it is full of warnings–what to look for, what will happen, how to live in light of it all.  Warnings come to prepare us, as well as to caution us.  Not only did I note the warnings, however, but I also gained a sense of solace in several of the verses.  In the end, we are compelled to “… grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (II Pet. 3:18).”   There’s much to be said about growing in knowledge, especially in light of the fact that we’re told that in the last days there will be those who mock the Word and the promise of His coming (Christ’s return).  If we are ignorant of  the Word, we will easily be turned away from the very Gospel that we confess in search of what makes ‘sense’ to us for the moment.  I’m grateful for the plan of God, and that he is not slack concerning His promise but is instead long-suffering toward us, not willing that any of us should perish (II Pet. 3:9).  So… Where is the promise of His coming?  He’s simply giving us an opportunity to get it right.  Be warned, be comforted.  We don’t know when He’s coming.  No man knows… only  God the Father.  Like a thief in the night (v. 10), that day will come.  I don’t know  any thief that would announce his coming by providing a date and time so that the residents could be ready.  And so we must be constantly on guard, living blameless lives, engaged in holy conversation, never seduced by the enemy, but remaining steadfast and unmovable in Christ.  “One day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day (v. 8 ).” Be ready for His return.  Thanks for visiting, following, subscribing.  Take care & be blessed.  Please also visit… www.xtreme-fire.com

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12 Responses to Ready for His Return

  1. Tony Puccio says:

    I do not believe that the Lord would send an angel to me in a dream which I re-post here if the time were not short:

    I had a dream early the morning of 04/29/2012. In the dream my wife and I were in bed sleeping and it was very late. Our door bell rang and I remember saying to my wife, “who would be ringing our doorbell at this late hour. We both got up to see who it was. What was odd was that each of us had an old fashioned hurricane lamp, the kind you fill with oil, as our light . When we opened the front door, we saw an angel standing there with a jug of oil in his hands. He filled our lamps and told us that the time is short.

    You commented on this in my blog and yours seems to be saying the same thing that the time is short and we need to be aware and to live as a people waiting for their Lord’s immenant return.

  2. Noel Williams (prhayz) www.prhayz.com says:

    Amen!

  3. Tracy says:

    Amen, God-sis! Such profound words of exhortation…. As the song of old says: “Be Ready When He Comes…. Be Ready When He Comes…… and so on!

  4. Josephus-Joppa says:

    Necessary word fo today, I know I’ll be ready for Him… I’m waiting for Him whether He returns soon or sends deliverance from my circumstances- even so, come LORD Jesus…

  5. Amen, and very well said sister! 2nd Peter is a tremendous letter. May I share this?

    When I was on the wrong side of the fence, 1st chapter’s ‘word of the prophets’ (v 19) was taken completely out of context by the well-known group I was in. Years later the Lord Himself came to confront me and I came into salvation. Next, I came to learn about the importance of the scriptures. So I wondered about that brotherhood’s ‘secret’ teachings on Jesus and asked for God’s guidance, my new pocket Bible in hand. It ‘so happened’ that it opened at 2nd Peter and my eyes fell right away on chapter 2’s header – ‘False Teachers and Their Destruction’! So I read the full text.

    Utterly astounding for it not only gave the exact answer but also revealed His heart on this matter!
    And it all leads straight into instruction on ‘The Day of the Lord’ in chapter 2 – wow, wow! (Whilst writing this Lydia Stanley is singing “Lift up your eyes, the King is coming…” (lines from ‘For Your Glory’ on her CD.)

    [My next question was about coming under church leadership and He opened my Bible again, this time to Hebrews 13:17 – what an awesome God we have, and the only one too!]

  6. Reblogged this on Richard's Watch and commented:
    Wise, warm words of warning from a sister on watch. This letter was one of the last to be accepted into the New Testament canon, possibly over a question of authenticity. My comments indicate my strong convintion as to the letter’s validity; ie. its inspiration came from the Holy Spirit. Be blessed as you read…

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