Are ‘we ready?’ 2 Peter 3:7-9 – And by that same word, the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgement and destruction of ungodly men. Beloved, do not let this one thing escape your notice: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow to fulfill His promise as some understand slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.…
We human-kind have this tendency to ‘do it tomorrow.’ Or, we’ve got plenty of time. What’s the hurry? God’s time is a very mysterious process… one, in which, we do not understand.
What I do know, though, is this… there will be many who will DIE tomorrow…that, otherwise, are perfectly healthy… today. I had a friend, who was perfectly healthy…zip…nothing wrong. Yet, he went into the bathroom to shave…and bam…he fell on the floor …dead. Another friend, recently… went to my brother-in-law’s funeral…and bam… collapsed in the receiving line… from the effects of a bleeding brain (stroke), and died several days later. She left home that morning… in good spirits, and in perfect health. My own Mother, and her Mother… both died …very suddenly, without apparent health issues…at very young ages.
The point is… we don’t know how God counts. We don’t know when the candle is …suddenly, without flame. And, if we don’t have a ‘back-up plan’… then were going to be caught… unexpectedly….likely… holding hands with satan.
You see… if we are a ‘committed believer’… and FOLLOWER… we don’t NEED to know when ‘the time has come.’ When we accept Jesus Christ as Our Lord and Savior… that He died on the cross for ‘our sins’… that He arose from the dead on the 3rd day…then ‘His time…is our time.’ We, then… are ALWAYS PREPARED. God’s purpose… becomes…our purpose.
Why not do ‘this the easy way.’ No stress. If we didn’t go any further that the “Golden Rule,” and follow God’s word in Exodus 20:6 – “But for all time to come I show love to all those who love me and keep my commandments”… we would have a much easier road to salvation.
… Many Blessings… see you on the journey…cjlb… 11/15/2017