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PATIENCE OF THE LORD

MARCH 28, 2 Peter 3:9

   Time is not the same to God as it is to man. To God, a thousand years can be as one day. Therefore, if one thousand years of man’s time have passed, it could be to God’s perspective only a day.

   However, the main reason for God’s patience is His mercy to many people who are not saved yet. The years God gives the world is a further opportunity for men to repent and turn to Him.

     When men are slow to fulfill their promises, they are slack. But with God, it is an indication of His longsuffering to us. He is allowing time for more men to repent. God’s great loving heart is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But when He finally comes, it will be an earth-shaking event!

   And you know, Jesus is coming again soon. There are a few signs that have been fulfilled, and they point to the soon-coming of Jesus. These are some of them:

   1. The number of wars, famines, earthquakes has risen in recent years. You will recall the great Japanese Tsunami (2011) and the Shanghai earthquake (2008) and the many wars in the world.

   2. Pestilences abound - SARS, bird flu, mad cow disease, nipah virus in pigs as well as dengue fever.

   3. The gospel has been preached to every corner of the world, possible only with modern technology.

 

Thought: Come, Lord Jesus, come quickly.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, may I be occupied with Thee and Thy kingdom while I wait for Thy coming. As I see the signs of Thy coming, may I really determine in my heart to be a good Christian. This I pray in Jesus’ name – amen