The Day of Eternity (9 of 9) by Jerry Vines

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The Day of Eternity (9 of 9)
Series: Growth Book
Jerry Vines
II Peter 3:14-18
4/10/05

There is a little different twist on the conclusion of Peter's words, which is not apparent in the English text here. It says in verse 18, "To him be glory both now," and then the text literally says, "And unto the day of eternity." "To him be glory now and unto the day of eternity."

You know that we have been talking about a series of days in this chapter. In this chapter he talks a little bit about our days of opportunity, the fact that the Lord Jesus has delayed His coming in order to give people an opportunity in this day to be saved.

In the seventh verse he talks about the Day of Judgment. After the day of opportunity, there is going to be the Day of Judgment.

In verse 10 he talks about the day of the Lord. In verse 12 he talks about the coming of the day of God. Then he concludes by this statement. "Glory unto him now and unto the day of eternity."

Eternity. What a thought. It is a thought that defies the mind. How do you understand the thought of eternity? One little boy was in Sunday School and his teacher asked him, "What is the meaning of eternity?" The little boy thought for a moment and said, "Eternity is something that won't quit."

How do you describe eternity? Someone said, "If you had a sparrow that went out to the Atlantic Ocean and picked up one grain of sand from the beach and flew it all the way to the moon and back, and then picked up another grain of sand and flew it all the way to the moon and back, and another grain of sand all the way to the moon and back, by the time every grain of sand on the earth had been moved to the moon, then eternity would have just begun."

What a thought. It is a thought which defies our mind. It is a thought that really can be disturbing to our heart.

In the book of Ecclesiastes, we are told in the third chapter, verse 11, "He hath made every thing beautiful in its time; also he hat ...


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