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2 Peter 3:2
2 That ye may be mindful [mnaomai] of the words [rhema] which
were spoken before [proereo] by [hupo] the holy [hagios] prophets [prophetes], and [kai] of the
commandment [entole] of us [hemon] the apostles [apostolos] of
the Lord [kurios] and [kai] Saviour [soter]: KJV-Interlinear
2 that you should remember the
words spoken beforehand by the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord
and Savior spoken by your apostles.NASB
From the time of Adam,
up until our current generation, the Word of God has been available, and made known
clearly, to anyone and everyone who has had even an inkling of an interest.
No other religion can
make this claim on history.
The words of the
prophets and of the apostles have always been consistent and obvious.Isa. 53 is probably one of the most plainly
stated prophecies regarding the savior, and yet most of the educated priests of
Jesus day, rejected or argued over the book of Isaiah.
In Jude, we know that
Enoch preached that the Savior would return (second advent) with his
followers.How did Jude know what Enoch
was teaching some 4000 years earlier?He
knew because he also was aware of the Saviors sacrifice, ascendency and
glorification and subsequent return, as everyone else has known since
Adam was promised the
seed of the woman for a Savior.That was
not all that God taught Adam.Adam knew
the entire plan of God with respect to the Savior.Didn t Adam receive clothes from God, clothes
from animal skins?Where did those
animal skins come from?They came from
sacrificed animals.And what was behind those
sacrifices?The teaching of the Savior, His
sacrifice, and the purposes behind it all.
Even Cain tried to
reinvent the sacrifice ritual to one of his own liking.And his works were rejected by God.
Only Gods works are
accepted in the spiritual life, not mans.
And by the way, when
Christ returns with His holy ones, who are they?They are you and me and all of the believers
of this dispensation of the Church Age.
When the Rapture
occurs, all believers from our dispensation will be caught up in the air and
off to heaven we will all go.Probably
tens for billions of people, who have been saved over the last 2000 years, will
be whisked away into heaven.
There we will spend the
next seven years standing before His Judgment Seat, receiving our evaluation,
rewards, honors, celebrating the wedding feast, etc. and then at the end of those
seven years we will return to earth with Christ, as the Tribulation (on the
earth) reaches its climax of destruction, which Christ will bring to an end in
But why does Peter
remind us of the words of the prophets, which words have not really been taught
in this letter?
Because there is only
one reality in life, and it does not have anything to do with what you think is
important for this world.
When God created the
universe, and He created it perfect by the way.That perfection we have no clue as to what that initial universe looked like.But the angels had it all to themselves and
they destroyed it, or brought it into a state of chaos.Probably several times. And the earth was [became] null and void,
as described in Genesis.
If paleontology and
geology and such sciences are anywhere close in their objective findings (not
their subjective interpretations), then we know that the angels messed up the
universe (or earth) perhaps several times.How they did it, we again, haven t a clue, but at some point they lost
their right to inherit the universe.And
then God (again, do you suppose) restored everything and then made man.
There do seem to be
several documented extinctions in pre-historic times.So how did they all (however many there might
have been) come about if God created a perfect universe?
We are the heirs of the
new universe to come, and we (most of us) don t seem to have a clue about that
So, Peter reminds us, that
our day to day lives are nothing unless we grow up in our spiritual lives.And unless we get our thinking straight (the
world is not flat), and get with an objective view of life, God, and our
destiny, then we are in for the biggest shock of our life when we get to
Stubborn thinking leads
to failure.And failure in ones life
equates to a phenomenal loss for all of eternity.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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