When I began writing Pearls Of The Kingdom Series. I envisioned a series of books devoted to the female gender. Exploring their contributions and struggles within and outside Christianity.
But sometime during the writing of The Gold Standard it became evident. The series would be devoted to the Bride of Christ— the Church— females and males.
Nuggets of wisdom seen through New Testament eyes focused on Christ’s return. Knowing the Lord does not delay as though He were unable to act. Is not slow about His promise as some count slowness but is extraordinarily patient toward you. Not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. Then the heavens will vanish with a mighty and thunderous roar. The material elements will be destroyed with intense heat. The earth and the works that are on it will be burned up.
Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way. What kind of people ought you to be in the meantime in holy behavior? That is in a pattern of daily life that sets you apart as a believer in godliness. Displaying profound reverence toward our awesome God. While you earnestly look for and await the coming of the day of God.
For on this day the heavens will be destroyed by burning. The material elements will melt with intense heat! But in accordance with His promise, we expectantly await new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.
So, beloved, since you are looking forward to these things, be diligent. Make every effort to be found by Him at His return, spotless and blameless. In peace— that is inwardly calm with a sense of spiritual wellbeing and confidence. Having lived a life of obedience to Him.
Consider the patience of our Lord. His delay in judging and avenging wrongs as salvation, that is, allowing time for more to be saved.
Just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given to him by God. Speaking about these things as he does in all of his letters. In which there are some things that are difficult to understand. Which the untaught and unstable who have fallen into error twist and misinterpret, just as they do the rest of the Scriptures to their own destruction.
Therefore, let me warn you beloved. Knowing these things beforehand. Be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men. Who distort doctrine and fall from your own steadfastness of mind, knowledge, truth and faith.
Grow spiritually mature in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory. Honor. Majesty. Splendor. Both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. 2 Peter 3:9-18
Christ is soon returning!
Be a modern day John the Baptist. Preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sin.
As it is written and forever remains written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet. The voice of one shouting in the wilderness.
“Prepare the way of the Lord.
Make His paths straight.
Every ravine shall be filled up.
Every mountain and hill shall be leveled.
The crooked places shall be made straight and the rough roads smooth. All mankind shall see the salvation of God.” Luke 3:3-6