You should look forward to that day and hurry it along—
the day when God will set the heavens on fire
and the elements will melt away in the flames.
We are looking forward to the new heavens and new earth
he has promised, a world where everyone is right with God.
So, dear friends, while you are waiting for these things to happen,
make every effort to live a pure and blameless life.
And be at peace with God.
2 Peter 3:12-14 NLT
Scoffing skeptics are destined for an awful hell.
Captivated by sinful desires, they conveniently deny ultimate reality.
Assuming everything will stay the same, they ignore inevitable change.
Living only for the moment, they forget death and judgment.
All the cynics have to anticipate is hell.
Joking at My Word, they will not have the last laugh.
Believers in My Son can look forward to heaven on earth.
Finally they will inhabit a tearless, painless, sinless, deathless place.
Forever they will celebrate My Presence.
In light of the apocalypse of burning fire, pray in humility.
The saved are destined for an awesome home.
Responding to My window of opportunity, they receive My grace.
Realizing the urgency of repentance, they turn from sin to Me.
Rejoicing in My reign in their heart, they confidently anticipate glory.
All the arrogant can look forward to is punishment.
Strutting in pride, they will suffer in perdition.
The meek can look forward to paradise.
Reverent before Me, they find the holy land beneath their knees.
Honoring Me, in My good time I will honor them.
In view of the advent of a bright future, purify your heart.
The sanctified are destined for absolute holiness.
Believing My vow of a new earth landscaped in holiness, they shape up.
Conscientiously obeying My orders, they are sculpted into My image.
Yielding to My Holy Spirit’s work, they reflect My glory more and more.
All the complacent can count on is embarrassing regret.
Napping in apathy, they will blush when My appearing wakes them up.
The devoted can look forward to reigning with Me and sharing My glory.
Making a conscious effort, they will receive My eternal reward.
Giving Me their best, they will bask in the favor of My smile.
In response to the atonement of blessed forgiveness, prepare for heaven.
© By Pastor Johnny R. Almond Gentle Whispers from Eternity