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Daily Devotions: by Christina Farris

2 Peter 3:1-18 KJV
(1) This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:
(2) That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:
(3) Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
(4) And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
(5) For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
(6) Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
(7) But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
(8) But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
(9) The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
(10) But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
(11) Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
(12) Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
(13) Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
(14) Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
(15) And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;
(16) As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
(17) Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.
(18) But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

The earth was created old. Is it the old saying which came first the chicken or the egg? In this case the earth was created old. When one reads Genesis one has to take in to consider God is speaking of planet earth in the first two to three sentence and that water covered the planet. Dry land itself was created. Dry land meaning the earth surface, which is a substance that can be walked upon. The earth when formed it was created for habitation. It was created for life. Yet something that is clear in scripture is earth is destroyed by fire and it a new heaven and earth comes to be. Yet the global earth is not destroyed. The concept planet earth and earth in the since of dry land must be understood. The word earth is used in several place and talked about as melting with a fervent heat of fire. It seems Bible believers are only looking for a time that destruction comes so that heaven and earth can become new again. Yet the concept of destruction and a promise that the believer will not be destroyed but raised up for such event seems monumental experience to hope for.

What can we do mean time to keep our planet protected from destruction from human error. One can fight pollution both environmentally and spiritually. Easiest way to fight pollution is to plant a tree, green shrub, plants, and flowers. It is not hard to take a pot and plant something. It is after all Godís natural filtering processes. If we use more natural fossil fuel with adding plant life back into our environment then the world has the ability to heal itself through natural means. More ways humans find natural ways to heal the earth the more our environment will heal. Yet spiritually humans cannot heal the world spiritually. Humans cannot create a salvation plan in regards to creating a way off the planet when Christ returns. One can only receive Godís redemption plan for man. As man continue to search for ways to build better space crafts to carry man out into space for preservation of life if man ever destroys itself completely. A better life is beyond the earth surface by manís creation. Does man hope to stand on the other side of Godís Son on the day of his turn to watch the reaping process of God from outerspace?

The earth was formed old and to be inhabited by man. After the flood Noah found vegetation growing by a dove sent out from the ark in search for dry land. A little Island called Mount Ararat existed which was really a huge mountaintop. Yet when earth was created at the time before Adam and Eve it never was any earth surface. How dirt is reproduced is seen with decaying process of plant and animal life. The changing of gas into solids and the changing of solids into liquid and gas can form dust of the earth. Yet the earth was created old. It was the chicken before the egg story. Destruction comes from the planet also life springs forth from the planet. Salvation came from the word of God and always has, from the time of creation. Our idea of salvation being in human form is God given. God gave away through belief in human form, knowing man would listen to man and evidence must come through man as well as the earth.

If man can accept Godís plan of salvation through belief and obedience to him, when Christ calls his church to come, they will enter the sky above, not by plane but the spiritual forces of God. The belief of destruction must be as real as the need for salvation in a believer or one will fall spiritual asleep. Yet one can live on thinking of being destroyed but having a new life through Christ Jesus by trusting in Godís word that salvation is for you and me. That eternity is for us to have and our spaceship is our human and spiritual body going upward toward God to physically meet Jesus on the Day of Judgment.

I like to say speaking about Earth day is all about life and fresh air but it is not scripturally, it is about preparing the human spirit for departure of the earth that will be destroyed with fervent heat. Yet our job has humans is to take care of our planet until God judgment comes. Let us take hold of taking caring of our spiritual needs first and then our planet. For healing of our planet comes with obeying Godís first command to man to subdue earth.

Dear Heavenly Father has each of person choose to believe first in your word and your salvation plan through belief in Christ Jesus, also renew the command to care for your world. In Jesus precious name, Amen.

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