“Most importantly, I want to remind you that in the last days scoffers will come, mocking the truth and following their own desires. They will say, “What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again? From before the times of our ancestors, everything has remained the same since the world was first created.”” 2 Peter 3:3-4 NLT
Peter prophesies that in the days prior to the second coming of Jesus, mockers will arise and scoff at the idea. In their finite, human logic they will try to rationalize this belief as simply a religious notion. Their comprehension of this matter is limited to their human reasoning rather than God’s Word. We MUST understand that God transcends time. Time does not limit Him. Time dwells within God, not the other way around. God is eternal (He is Elohim - the all powerful, self-existent One). We measure time within the confines of human experience. In Genesis chapter one we read that God set time and space in motion and set the boundaries of our human experience. We have measured weeks in seven days ever since the beginning of Creation. We try to place God and His acts within our timeframe. To us, time is understood within the context of seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, and years. It is as if, somehow, God has grown “old” and has developed Alzheimer’s, Dementia, or Amnesia. Nothing can be farther from the truth. His nerves aren’t shattered, His hair isn’t gray, and His mind hasn’t been lost. In Acts 1:11 we read: “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why are you standing here staring into heaven? Jesus has been taken from you into heaven, but someday he will return from heaven in the same way you saw him go!” NLT It has been approximately two thousand years since that proclamation but, to God, our two thousand years are but days. “But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day.” 2 Peter 3:8 NLT “For you, a thousand years are as a passing day, as brief as a few night hours.” Psalms 90:4 NLT We MUST consider the second coming of Christ from God’s perspective, not our own. No matter what the supposed “intelligentsia” of our time may say, God’s promise of His return will be fulfilled!!! We can count on it!!!
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Rev. Curtis Norris