“ But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up” (2 Peter 3:10, NKJV; cf. 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6).
Everything that we know in our universe will be destroyed, which is beyond the imagination of humanity. We simply cannot conceive of it with our own senses. Only the Lord can save us from its terror (Hebrews 11:1,6; Deuteronomy 32:22; Matthew 13:40; Luke 3:17).
Nothing will remain of humanity’s feeble accomplishments. The moment will dwarf the laughable Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9). Man’s absurdity will be exposed as God incinerates the universe.
All that remains will be the Godhead and the spiritual aspects of humanity. Everything that humans use to divide will be gone. We will stand helpless before God to be judged according to our deeds (Romans 2:6; Matthew 16:27; Revelation 2:23).
The terror of that day, in the minds of those outside of Christ, will be unprecedented. Nothing can prepare us for what will happen if we are outside of Christ.
How do we avoid the eternal nightmare from which we cannot awaken?
“Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, ” (2 Peter 3:11).
Salvation is only found in Christ (Ephesians 1:3). We cannot hope to be saved outside of Christ. We will be as helpless as those outside of the Ark (Genesis 8:15-22).
We must be immersed into Christ for the remission of our sins (Acts 2:38; Romans 6:3-4; Galatians 3:27). It is the only path of salvation available to us (John 14:6; 1 Peter 3:21).
The final fire will burn off the dross and leave the golden and precious. The soul is all that matters and it is often the last thing man considers.
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, For this is man’s all. For God will bring every work into judgment, Including every secret thing, Whether good or evil. ” (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14).
Will we be ready when the end comes? Will we be ready to face the final judge when our lives end? If not, make them right today!