In 2 Peter 3:8 the Bible says beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day for the Lord God is like a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. So do not forget this thing, dear friends that with the Lord God a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. Those weary of God’s Time Line become impatient like little children on journey excited constantly are asking parents,”are we there yet?” Pestering parents repeatedly with questions so many times while they are trying to concentrate and focus on driving. So rapture chasers are like-minded people pursuing rapture agenda seeking error to scoff over – due delay implying error in their mind. They spend many days, hours or years in arguments, debates and fights trying to pinpoint precise moment and looking for inconsistency in details to use as proof of never happening. Such scornful attitude has consequences of dreadful vengeance in which God swept away a whole world of ungodly men once. God has compassion so they would reconsider their thoughts to change minds not to scoff at God’s impending threat of terrible judgment.
The heavens and the earth which now are, by the same word, it is declared, will be destroyed by fire. This is as sure to come, as the truth and the power of God can make it. Christians are here taught and established in the truth of the coming of the Lord. Though, in the account of men, there is a vast difference between one day and a thousand years, yet, in the account of God, there is no difference. All things past, present, and future, are ever before him: the delay of a thousand years cannot be so much to him, as putting off any thing for a day or for an hour is to us. If men have no knowledge or belief of the eternal God, they will be very apt to think as such themselves. How hard is it to form any thoughts of eternity! What men count as God’s slackness is endurance giving more time to His own people to advance in knowledge and holiness to exercise faith and patience, to abound in God works, doing and enjoying what they are called to do that they may bring glory to God. Settle therefore in your hearts that you shall certainly be called to give an account of all things done in the body whether good or evil. And let a humble and diligent walking before God, frequent judging of yourselves, show a firm belief of future judgment, though many live as if they were never to give any account at all. This day will come, when men are secure, and have no expectation of the day of the Lord.
The stately palaces and all the desirable things wherein wordly-minded men seek and place their happiness, shall be burned up; all sorts of creatures God has made and all the works of men, must pass through the fire, which shall be a consuming fire to all that sin has brought into the world, though a refining fire to the works of God’s hand. What will become of us, if we set our affections on this earth, and make it our portion, seeing all these things shall be burned. So make sure of your happiness beyond this visible world.
Verse 8. – But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing literally means, let not this one thing escape you, as it is especially important. That one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. “With the Lord” means in God’s sight, His estimate of things in Psalm 90:4, show “a thousand years to God is like yesterday. Beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and also a thousand years as one day. Romans 11:25 says I would not, brothers, that you should be ignorant of this mystery. 1 Corinthians 10:1 emphasises brothers, I will not let you be ignorant of God’s words. God’s Holy Spirit directs and leads into God’s Truth not interpreted by man’s limited logical reasoning faculties. It is impossible for man to completely fathom God.
The Knowledge of God Is Man’s Glory in Jeremiah9:23, Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: 24 Let him that glories glory he understands and know I am the Lord God Who exercises lovingkindness, judgment, righteousness in the earth: for in these things I delight, says the Lord. God’s blessings, talents, abilities, skills, knowledge, information are for His Glory not to boast or to brag about achievements. God gives bite size level understanding at man’s capacity level for direction to follow. When Jesus turned water into wine, it was during the process of action of obedience in following instructions that change took place. The pot was full of water when they fetched it as Jesus told them to do yet by the time they gave it to the host it was perfect wine. So there is no need to sit down arguing, reviewing debates about the size of pot or whether it was hard or soft water quality standard by the wine testers analysis before Jesus proceeded to perform His wine miracle.
The Bible says we must accept GOD’S words as children believe at face value as real. God’s words in 1 Corinthians 12:1 concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I would not have you ignorant. Those called by God devoted to studying and teaching His word thank God for His final chance God Will give to scoffers after rapture for a great SALVATION. The Bible says there will be countless multitudes from all nations saved more than ever before in history. The scoffers and doubters, finally after seeing proof of rapture and being left behind come to their senses being grinded through the mill of great tribulation. Are humbled to accept GOD’S SALVATION available to them all along in previous years. This will be the final chance before Christ returns in second coming as conquering Messiah without Mercy. Then lto mete out final punishment to those who still reject final chance after the Great tribulation. In Armageddon to settle permanently on earth in Israel. Blessing Israel means one accepts God’s Plan for Jesus to Reign as King of kings and Lord of all.
As clearly explained in his teachings, evangelist Reinhard Bonke stated in God Directed Days words that God is God Timeless. God’s Masterpice in the Bible contains specific times of overall Scripture. God ties trivialities, triumphs together into unequalled scenarios of life. Whatever we enter into our diaries, God has long-term operative calendar. His purpose transcends our priorities. Whether agitated, frustrated, impatient, GOD’S Time takes precedence. So wait as God turns the pages of His Diary of Appointments. A single God-Directed day for us can affect the world more than 36,500 self-directed days. Indeed a single day with God is effective as one 1000 years when God makes it so. It is God Who Makes all things beautiful in His Own Time according to the Bible in Ecclesiastics 3:11. God holds the future of the continent so keep eyes on Jesus. Trust God and the Living God has our lives in His Own Hands in Jesus Name.