2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not really slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.
It is manifestly clear that true gospel repentance is God’s ordained way of escape from eternal ruin — Therefore, God’s longsuffering is willing that not any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. God’s longsuffering is also for a proving ground of our repentance — whether it be genuine or not.
Our Lord and Saviour also spoke of His second coming in this manner.
You must be ready at all time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected. A faithful, sensible servant is one to whom the master can give the responsibility of managing his other household servants and feed them. If the master returns and finds that the servant has done a good job, there will be a reward.
But what if the servant is evil and thinks, ‘My master won’t be back in a while’, and he begins beating the other servants, partying, and getting drunk? The master will return unannounced and unexpected, and he will cut the servant to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
This same message is replicated in 2 Peter 3:10-13
But the day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a thief. Then the heavens will pass away with a terrible noise, and the very elements themselves will disappear in fire, and the earth and everything on it will be found to deserve Judgement. Since everything around us is going to be destroyed like this, what holy and godly lives you should live, looking forward to the day of God and hurrying it along. On that day, he will set the heavens on fire, and the elements will melt away in the flames. But we are looking forward to the new heavens and new earth he has promised, a world filled with God’s righteousness.
For as lightning flashes in the east and shines in the west, so it will be when the Son of Man comes. Just as the gathering of the vultures shows there is a carcass nearby, so these signs indicate that the end is near. Immediately after the anguish of those days, the sun will be darkened, the moon will give no light, the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. And then at last, the sign that the Son of Man is coming will appear in the heavens, and there will be deep mourning among all the people of the earth. And they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he will send out his angels with the mighty blast of a trumpet, and they will gather his chosen ones from all over the world-from the farthest ends of the earth and heaven.
2 Peters 3:14-15
And so, dear friends, while you are waiting for these things to happen, make every effort to be found living peaceful lives that are pure and blameless in his sight. And remember, our Lord’s patience gives people time to be saved. This is what our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you with the wisdom God gave him.
The nature of God’s longsuffering is to call all sinners into repentance in order to establish Roman 1:20 “For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities- his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.”
Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin? But because you are stubborn and refuse to turn from your sin, you are storing up terrible punishment for yourself. For a day of anger is coming, when God’s righteous judgement will be revealed.
THE SCRIPTURES VERY CLEARLY TEACH A TWOFOLD WILL OF GOD!!!
The Lord our God has secrets known to no one. We are not accountable for them, but we and our children are accountable forever for that entire he has revealed to us, so that[b] we may obey all the terms of these instructions.[/b]
ARE YOU READY? IF NOT, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR.