Will Jesus come again? When?
2 Peter 3:1,2
This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance: 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:
Like Paul wrote a second letter to the Thessalonians clearing their doubt about the second coming of Jesus Christ, we see here Peter too writes a second letter just to clarify about the events leading to the end days and the coming of Jesus Christ.
Before, when I just came in the Lord I would hear preachings of great preachers on channels like God TV and other Christian channels and they would give great disclosures on how the end would come and how it was on hand, this I heard many years back and still these people are walking around looking up in the sky waiting for Jesus to appear.
But when I studied the scriptures in its totally (all scriptures are connected to each other) and when the Lord started revealing then to me I was surprise things are not like what people have been saying. From the beginning God has been very clear of how and when the end will come. When I say when the end will come it does not mean the exact date (day and year) is given. The Bible gives an approximate period and goes to the extent to also give when in the year (one may be surprised at this - this is the first time I am sharing this - will explain).
People have been since many years shouting from roof tops that the end is at hand and making a mockery of scripture due their lack of understanding. Bible has been considered a joke by many unbelievers because of the dumb people who keep proclaiming tomorrow the world will end, and that 'tomorrow' does not come.
There are clear clues in the Bible about the end time and like every main prophecy this too is backed with more than 2 confirmations (God follows His principles from the mouth of 3 a truth is established). But the time does not give the exact date (hour) but gives the season / period (day).
Jesus was God who humbled Himself and came as man and as man He was 100 percent man void of God powers therefore as man He himself studied the scriptures and thus did not know the day and hour, but He did know the day (period) that is why He did attempt to answer when the question of the end of the world was put to Him.
One should know every scripture unless fulfilled the end will not come. We should in no way look at just one scripture and see it happening therefore conclude that the end is at hand.
The Lord has given us this message today because like the Israelites have been celebrating since the time of Moses the birth of Jesus Christ by the Feast of the Tabernacle they also have been celebrating the second coming of Jesus Christ by the Feast of the Trumpet.
The Lord does tell us when the second coming of Jesus Christ would be by the feast but does not tell us the exact year He would come, to know that we need to confirm the fulfilment of prophecies.
Paul writes to the Thessalonians stating that they are children of light and not of darkness and that the end would not take them like a thief. When Jesus said the end would come as a thief in the night it was to those who were void of the knowledge and understanding of the Word of God and are in darkness. For those who dwell in the day the thief does not come suddenly.
Looking at world events people are shouting that the end is near, but let me tell you at least for this and another generation the end is not at hand. Let us not be people walking around looking up waiting for Jesus to come. Let us more concentrate on fulfilling the Word so that the end does not delay. Jesus said unless the Gospel is not preached to every soul (sheep / child of God) the end will not come and this is again confirmed in Peter's letter that God desires that none of His people perish. Since we do not know who is a child of God and who isn't we preach to every soul on earth, if that person is a child of God then the seed of faith in him or her will bear fruit when the Gospel is heard.
Let us celebrate the Feast of Trumpet the day of the second coming of the Lord when He comes with His army of Angels and a shout of an Archangel.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, people are making a fool of themselves about your coming again to judge the world all because they are void of the understanding of scriptures. Soon we will be celebrating the day of You coming again not know the year but yet not in darkness for your Word prepares us for it. Lord we pray your people walk in light with understanding and not foolish people groping around in the darkness...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference ]
2 Peter 3:3-10
3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
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.
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:
6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
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.
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.
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.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-5
1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
39 And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.
40 Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man lead you astray.
5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am the Christ; and shall lead many astray.
6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that ye be not troubled: for these things must needs come to pass; but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines and earthquakes in divers places.
8 But all these things are the beginning of travail.
9 Then shall they deliver you up unto tribulation, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all the nations for my name's sake.
10 And then shall many stumble, and shall deliver up one another, and shall hate one another.
11 And many false prophets shall arise, and shall lead many astray.
12 And because iniquity shall be multiplied, the love of the many shall wax cold.
13 But he that endureth to the end, the same shall be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world for a testimony unto all the nations; and then shall the end come.
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