Will the Lord save his people from this trial?

In 1 Peter chapter 2 we see Peter opening up with challenging words for the church in regard to false prophets and teachers.

This follows a strong exhortation from Chapter 1 where Peter strongly urges the church to strengthen themselves in their faith so that they will not fall.

During this time of trail while this virus is spreading itself across the earth the people of God have a wonderful opportunity to strengthen ourselves.

Schools are closed, work is not happening, travels are suspended, but the word of God and our social presence for fellowship is strong. The people of God are strengthening themselves during this time of rest. Like a solider preparing himself for battle the people of God are preparing themselves for the greatest harvest and outpouring of the spirit we have ever seen.

After this word of encouragement from Peter in chapter 1 he gives a warning of false prophets and teachers who arise among the people of God and bring heresies.

For a few paragraphs Peter speaks of their end being destruction. Our God is mighty to save and deliver his people. We will not fear the terror of the night or the arrow that flies by days. We will watch and see the fall of the wicked.

You cannot stop the Church of Jesus. You can take our Bibles, take our liberties, take our pews, and take lives but the Chuch of Jesus Christ will never be stopped.

The Glory of the Lord will fill the earth as the waters cover the seas. The Lord will rescue the godly from trails and keep the unrighteous under punishment.

then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment, – 2 Peter 2:9

After this time of resting and strengthening ourselves in the Lord passes we will see the greatest growth for the church of Christ we have ever seen.

Patrick

 

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