SOME SALIENT BIBLICAL TRUTHS CONCERNING THE DAYS PRECEDING HIS SECOND COMING
6. Sinners will doubt the fact of the second coming. This is one of the reasons why you need to be careful of the kind of people you tag along with; our young ones should take particular note of this. May you not be influenced by those who are already heading to the wrong place or those capable of distorting your knowledge of God. May you not be distracted, may you not be deceived, may you not be deluded so as not to be derailed in the name of Jesus. May the evil will of another personality not derail the purpose of God in your life in the mighty name of Jesus. It is a dangerous thing for children of God to tag along with unbelievers. They cannot know what you know because they don’t have access to what you hear. The Bible says it is through knowledge that the just shall be delivered. Sinners will doubt and they will use their doubt to try to influence your faith. 2 Pet. 3:2-14, “That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour: 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 not, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. 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. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.”
- Father, keep me spotless and blameless till the end in the powerful name of Jesus; thank you blessed Lord.
TO BE CONTINUED…..