LOOKING AHEAD! (Part #2) 8-10-2014

posted Aug 11, 2014, 6:19 AM by Dale Barnes

“...the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men...the day of the Lord will come like a thief...Since everything will be destroyed in this way,what kind of people ought you to be? But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness...since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him.”

(2 Pet.3:7,10,11,13,14 NIV)    

As we look forward in the scriptures, we see a definite end and a new beginning.  This world system, as we know it, will come to an end.  All the promised glories a godless world will be destroyed.  The sad truth is that all those who have lived their lives relating only to this present system will perish with it. It is so important to choose God’s way into forgiveness and a new life with Jesus while we have opportunity.

What an alternative God has set before us!  The sure promise of a new heaven and new earth!  Not something temporary that will last only a few years, or even a few hundred years, but is everlasting.  We will live in the presence of God, having a new body that will never die; similar to the one Jesus has now, as he sits at God’s right hand, waiting until all things are made subject to him.

Don’t give up the eternal for the temporary.  Put your trust in Christ; let him be the Lord of your life.  Lay up treasure in his eternal kingdom. As someone has said, “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”  Look ahead to what God has promised to those who choose his way.