2 Peter #11 2 Peter 3:8-10 (MSG) Be Ready For Judgment Day
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. One more thing to add. At the second coming there is a resurrection. Those who have died with faith in Jesus rise into eternal life. Looking forward in anticipation of such a day keeps us keeping on doing the work God has called us to do, which in general that work is to love God, love others, love self, and love the earth.
Peter tells us that Jesus' return can happen at any unexpected time. This reminds us to live that exemplary life right now. Make every effort to be right with God in every area of your life. Demonstrate holiness by not getting sucked up into the latest fad or craze whether it is Christian or not. Be different from the culture. Demonstrate godliness by dealing with others with love. Don’t focus on the second coming, concentrate on living the life God has called us to knowing that God’s justice and righteousness will prevail.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 (MSG)
The Master himself will give the command. Archangel thunder! God's trumpet blast! He'll come down from heaven and the dead in Christ will rise—they'll go first. Then the rest of us who are still alive at the time will be caught up with them into the clouds to meet the Master. Oh, we'll be walking on air! And then there will be one huge family reunion with the Master. So reassure one another with these words.
So we say “Come Lord Jesus” as we work for His glory.
What you might want to walk away from this teaching is to add a sense of urgency to your spiritual journey. How much time do you have? How much time do we have? Now is the time to work out your salvation. Now is the time to tell others of the power of God that changed your life. You’ve got good news to live and good news to tell. Now is the time to do both.