2 PETER‬ ‭3:10‬ ‬‬

“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 judgment.”

2 Peter‬ ‭3:10‬ ‭NLT‬‬

When the Day of the Lord approaches it will be worse than the flood. It will come without a tangible warning and be comprehensive in its scope, consuming all things. The interesting thing about this judgement is how it will take people by surprise. Humans are obsessed with death and avoiding it. Because of this fact, and the myriad of prophecies, predictions and paranoias, it seems inconceivable that it could come without setting off a few alarms. But this is what the scripture tells us will happen. In the context of Noah, judgement also came swiftly and unavoidably, yet Noah faithfully preached about it for a hundred years and on his Day of the Lord, he was safe. This will be the same for the church and those who heed its warning. The only difference is, probably due to its comprehensive nature, the time to preach about it is longer and it’s area is more vast across nations and times. Instead of an ark made of wood, Jesus is our ark of salvation from the coming judgement. When it is time, we need not worry about the end because we were standing ready for it all along. Christian’s ought to focus on the new beginning it brings by preparing themselves to live in a new place and relationship that is finally unsullied by their previous sins or the sins of their fathers.

Published by Josh McGary

MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary

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