The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9 NKJV
What promise does this scripture refer to? The promise that Jesus will return for us!
Jesus will come back to the earth. It will not be as a suffering servant. He will return as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He will return to rule and reign over creation!
We have been told for two thousand years Jesus is coming soon. We may wonder if we are any closer to that day now than Peter was two thousand years ago.
We live in a world corrupted by greed and arrogance.
Governments preach atheism and false religions. They deny God. In some places conversion to Christianity can result in death. We hear of wars and rumors of wars. They are not even limited to armed combatants. It seems as if the world has gone mad!
Jesus promised to return. He will set up His eternal kingdom on the earth. The Lord said He would transform this ungodly world system. He promised to rule and reign in righteousness. He said people who know Him and love Him would live with Him forever.
Jesus promised us a better life that will last for eternity. He said it will be an eternity with no sorrow, pain, suffering or injustice!
His kingdom will be all that He promised it would be!
God is patient and longsuffering. He waits for people to incline their hearts towards Him. He does not want anyone to perish. He wants all people to come to Him through faith in Jesus Christ!
Jesus is waiting. He waits for the day when people who have not received Him as Lord and Savior choose to receive His Love. He waits for His people to obey His commands. He waits for us to share the gospel from one corner of world to the other!
Jesus waits for the day when the Father will send Him to bring His people home. He waits for the day you will sit at His banqueting table!
Jesus wants you to wait for Him in faith. He does not want you to waste your time. He wants you to invest your time wisely. Live with a heavenly perspective as you serve the Lord of heaven and earth!
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