God’s Promise is Not Slack

June 28th, 2016     

Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder), that you 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 Savior, knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to 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 creation.” For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water. But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

– 2 Peter 3:1-9 (NKJV)

God is asking us to be patient.

Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.
– Revelation 14:12 (NKJV)

Jesus is coming “quickly”.

He who testifies to these things says, Surely I am coming quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
– Revelation 22:20 (NKJV)

It is time to wake up. 😉

And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.
– Romans 13:11 (NKJV)

Posted in Hope

Comments are closed.