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God's Turn (8 of 9)
Series: Growth Book
II Peter 3:10-13
Sometimes when you look around at our world and you see the things which are taking place in our world, it makes you believe that Satan is having a heyday.
I remember reading about the night before the crucifixion of our Lord. Jesus made this statement, "This is your hour and the power of darkness." In many ways, this does seem to be Satan's day. It seems like he's getting the upper hand.
But whenever I begin to think that way, I am reminded of a story I heard. A man stopped by a ball field one day and a bunch of little boys were out playing ball. He asked one of the little boys on the side, "Son, what's the score?" He said, "They're ahead 36 to nothing." The man said, "My goodness, you must be terribly discouraged." He said, "Oh, no. My team hasn't batted yet."
You may think it is Satan's day right now, but God's going to have His day. He's coming up to bat one of these days.
Chapter 3, verse 10, talks about the Day of the Lord. In verse 12 it talks about the Day of God. God's day, the Day of the Lord.
In one sense of the word, we could say that you and I are living in man's day. It is man's day of opportunity. Second Corinthians 6, verse 2, says, "Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the days of salvation." This is man's day. This is man's day of opportunity.
God gives you, right now, the opportunity to invite Jesus Christ into your heart and into your life as your personal Savior. It is man's day of opportunity.
When man's day comes to an end, there is another day. You will notice that it says in this same chapter, verse 7, the Day of Judgment.
It is man's day, a day of opportunity. Yet the Bible says that it is appointed unto man once to die and after this the judgment. The Day of Judgment is going to come one of these days. The opportunity will be over, and you'll stand before God and you will give an account for what you d ...
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