We have endured Y2K, Nostradomis, and many others predicting chaos or an end of the world including Harold Camping who has been wrong at least three times so far. While I did not expect the world to end today I am careful not to mock the Mayan mishap.
A profound phrase recorded in both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible addresses a very unique day coming in the future: The Day of the Lord. Prophets that foretold details about the birth of Jesus centuries before He was born wrote about this coming, Day of the Lord. It is a day that will mark an end and a beginning.
It will be the end of the world as we know it and the beginning of the world as we always wished it could be. A world when Jesus is once again physically on the earth. The world will no longer have any illness, diseases or injuries that limit or end people’s lives. In fact, no one dies in this period of time. There will be no sin, sickness or sadness. There will be perfect justice, infinite joy and lasting peace.
It is a day that follows a perfect court of judging among those who love and follow Jesus Christ and those who did not. Whatever tears occur over seeing someone we care about going to a place forever separated from Jesus, He will wipe away every tear.
Because I am convinced of this day which marks an end and a beginning, I am careful not to mock the Mayan mishap. There really is a day that changes the world as we know it. No person knows when that day will occur, so do not be excited or alarmed when false predictions occur; just be ready now by loving and following Jesus today.
2 Peter 3:9-11(NIV)
The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. Instead He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare. 11 Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives.
Are you ready?