That you should recall the predictions of the holy (consecrated, dedicated) prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles (His special messengers).
To begin with, you must know and understand this, that scoffers (mockers) will come in the last days with scoffing, walk after their own fleshly desires
And say, Where is the promise of His coming? For since the forefathers fell asleep, all things have continued exactly as they did from the beginning of creation.
For they willfully overlook and forget this , that the heavens existence long ago by the word of God, and the earth also which was formed out of water and by means of water,
Through which the world that then was deluged with water and perished.
But by the same word the present heavens and earth have been stored up (reserved) for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly people.
Nevertheless, do not let this one fact escape you, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day.
The Lord does not delay and is not tardy or slow about what He promises, according to some people's conception of slowness, but He is long-suffering (extraordinarily patient) toward you, not desiring that any should perish, but that all should turn to repentance.
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will vanish (pass away) with a thunderous crash, and the elements will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and the works that are upon it will be burned up.
Since all these things are thus Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.in the process of being dissolved, what kind of person ought you to be in consecrated and holy behavior and devout and godly qualities,
While you wait and earnestly long for (expect and hasten) the coming of the day of God by reason of which the flaming heavens will be dissolved, and the elements will flare and melt with fire?
But we look for new heavens and a new earth according to His promise, in which righteousness (uprightness, freedom from sin, and right standing with God) is to abide.
So, beloved, since you are expecting these things, be eager to be found by Him without spot or blemish and at peace .
And consider that the long-suffering of our Lord is salvation (Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.that which is conducive to the soul's safety), even as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the spiritual insight given him,
Speaking of this as he does in all of his letters. There are some things in those that are difficult to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist and misconstrue to their own Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.utter destruction, just as the rest of the Scriptures.
Let me warn you therefore, beloved, that knowing these things beforehand, you should be on your guard, lest you be carried away by the error of lawless and wicked fall from your own firm condition .
But grow in grace (undeserved favor, spiritual strength) and Hermann Cremer, Biblico-Theological Lexicon of New Testament Greek.recognition and knowledge and understanding of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (the Messiah). To Him glory (honor, majesty, and splendor) both now and to the day of eternity. Amen (so be it)!
Summary: Christians are being martyred all across the Middle East in countries that once tolerated them. Churches are being destroyed and brought to rubble. Entire Christian communities are being wiped out and even crucifixion is back. Can we patiently wait?
Summary: May we be encouraged today by the Words of the Apostle Peter:
FIRST OF ALL in whatever we do be holy and godly
SO THEN we wait in God’s patience so that others may come to know Him
THEREFORE be on guard while we wait and remain faithful
Summary: What lies beyond death's door? The Bible describes three realms: Hades, Hell and Heaven. The second in this three-part sermon series, this sermon explores what the Bible really says about Hell and final punishment.
Summary: It's not enough for us to get the realization..to live like we were dying
We need to come to the realization… To live like those around us were dying...
And that they don't have to die without the opportunity of knowing Jesus..cause we know the way.
Summary: One of the most difficult things for Christians to do is to wait on God. Why is it this so important? This my friend is exactly what God wants us to do, … to wait, that way he can change and develop us more into what he wants us to be. Read on and enjoy!!!