Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Lord Knows How to Rescue The Godly

2 Peter 2:4For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell,a putting them into gloomy dungeonsb to be held for judgment; 5if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others; 6if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly; 7and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the filthy lives of lawless men 8(for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)— 9if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment, while continuing their punishment.c 10This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the sinful naturedand despise authority.

What we see above is the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from:

πειρασμοῦpeirasmou3986an experiment, a trial, temptation

Which is the same word we see here:

Rev 3:10 Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth.

πειρασμοῦpeirasmou3986an experiment, a trial, temptation

Same exact Greek word.

And to finish it off perfectly we have this:

26Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man27People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.
28It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. 29But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.
30“It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed. 

The day the righteous leave, THEN destruction falls.  The Lord said it clearly in plain language...  As we see this day approach let us be found doing the things our Master would have us do so we will not be ashamed in His presence.

grace and peace