From Now Through Eternity or
(God's End Time Events)
2 Peter 3:8-9
"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 promises, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance."
When was the last time you thought about eternity? I was privileged to have a conversation with the chaplain from Dekalb County this week and as we rode to a memorial service and the subject of eternity came up. He said, "David, I don't think people think about eternity enough - if they did it would change the way they live in the present."
Note - Billy Sunday the evangelist said, "Imagine a little bird taking a grain of sand and flying to a distant planet. It would take him a million years to fly to that distant planet. Then he would drop that grain of sand. Then the little bird would fly back to the earth taking him a million years. He gets another grain of sand and flies back to the distant planet. Back and forth, back and forth it goes. When he will have transplanted every speck of earth to that distant planet, it will only be breakfast time in eternity."
One reason we ought to focus more of our thoughts on the Lord's return and plan throughout history is that it will fill us with fresh motivation to live in such a way that honors and points others to Him.
1. Jesus' First Coming
Note - Around 2000 years ago, the Lord Jesus Christ came to this earth for the FIRST time. He lived a sinless life, died on the cross of Calvary , rose again by the power of God, and promised us that He would come again:
Acts 1:8-12 - But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem , and in all Judea and Samaria , and to the end of the earth." 9 Now when He had spoken these things, while the ...
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