Sunday, February 16, 2020
Where is He? Is Jesus Christ Really Real?
Where is He? If He's really real where is He?
Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation.” For when they maintain this, it escapes their notice that by the word of God the heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water, through which the world at that time was destroyed, being flooded with water. But by His word the present heavens and earth are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men. 2 Peter 3 NASB
Where is Jesus? If He's really real, if there is really more to this life than what I see, where is He?
Read on...verse 9.
The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.
Jesus is being patient with mankind. It's not His desire that any spend eternity in torment in Hell. He loved the world so much that He came in person to take the place of everyone. Nobody was able to save mankind but a perfect sacrifice. Jesus became that sacrifice for you and I.
But wait there's more.
He left the choice in our hands. It goes without saying He is omniscient. He already knows who will accept and reject Him. He's indeed omnipotent and could force this upon everyone but did not. He left the choice to obey in our hands.
No He didn't! You may say. Actually, yes He did, Adam and Eve sinned. The penalty for sin is death. God, as Creator, has that right to judge His creation and impose that penalty. It would be carried on in every human being born since then. It's in our DNA. You were born in sin.
There are indeed promises that can be claimed in Christ but first you must come to Christ for Salvation. The promise of His return will indeed be kept. It breaks His heart when those He loves reject the gift He died to make available to them. Consider that when you wonder where He is or if He is. He isn't being silent towards you or anyone. He's waiting for you to come to Him on the terms He established.