We are in the last days before the Lord Jesus’s Second Coming. People of the world may laugh and scoff at the idea of Him returning, but we know that this is true. Although people willfully reject the Lord and do their own wicked deeds, they will have to pay for their own sins come judgment day and then suffer in the lake of fire. As Peter said, “knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 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. 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: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 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.” (2 Peter 3:3-7) This is a warning to every person who continues in their sins and does not repent before their death or the day of the Lord. Only Jesus can make us white as snow through His blood. He died that we might be forgiven and find mercy, though we don’t deserve it. Come unto Him and you will be saved from the wrath to come.
There is a way to count the number of years before the Lord’s coming, although we will never know the day or hour of His return. Peter mentioned that with the Lord a thousand years is one day for us. If that helps you understand when He will return, praise God. As for me, my eyes are fixed on Jesus, who is the author and finisher of my faith. I am complete because He has come and rescued me. Peter said, “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. 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. 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.” (2 Peter 3:8-10) Before the earth is destroyed, God’s people will be raised up in the clouds, including His people who have died. We won’t be among the people who are left on earth, whom will taste the destruction of the Lord. We are safe, if we remain in Christ. Many people are starting to doubt their faith, but don’t be among them and endure in your faith until the end.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that we will all be ready before our death and or Your Second Coming. Each one of us will come before You in judgment, although only few will be saved. Therefore, I pray that people who are undecided will make a decision to follow You. That they will not procrastinate what they know is right in their hearts. I wish I could get up upon the house tops and preach that You are coming and will be our judge come death. However, I know that this will only incite fear and cause people to think I am crazy. Laughers and scoffers have been around from generation to generation when it comes to Your coming, Lord. Though, I believe that You will be here before we know it, many people still think that they can live their own lives and then repent later. Others are even more extreme and will say that when they die, they will just reincarnate or not exist, so they are good to go. If people just knew the outcome of their lives come judgment day. I may have escaped Your wrath by repenting and turning to You in my sins, but others will not be so fortunate. Therefore, I pray that many more souls will be saved before Your great and dreadful day. It will be wonderful to me and other true believers, but absolutely terrible for the wicked. I believe in You, Lord. You are my God and I will follow You. I love You. Amen.