waiting for and hasting to the presence of the day of God, by which the heavens, being on fire, shall be
dissolved, and the elementswith burning heat shall melt;
2 Peter 3:12 YLT
Many translations render this interpretively under the bizarre thought that the Heavens could be destroyed. Really? I’ve thought many a time, how in the world planets and stars might be “set on fire and destroyed” or “burn up and be dissolved”. Never figured it out. Then I read it for myself in the Greek. The YLT is the most faithful, recognizing the present participle of pyroumenoi, inflamed, glowing, purified, on fire. The Greek lythēsontai is not “dissolved”. It means loose, untie, unleash. Stoicheia means elementary principles, the basics, the A-B-Cs of the World. Everything every one thought they knew about God….will melt (tēketai) like wax into liquid. The very heart of men will melt……
Therefore, all hands do fail, And every heart of man doth melt. Isa. 13:7 YLT
Because of the tidings, for it cometh; and every heart shall melt, and all hands shall be feeble, and every spirit shall faint, and all knees shall be weak as water Eze. 21:7 ASV
The oracle concerning Egypt. Behold, the LORD is riding on a swift cloud and is about to come to Egypt; The idols of Egypt will tremble at His presence, And the heart of the Egyptians will melt within them. Isa. 19:1
The right reading is this,
expecting and hastening the coming of the day of God, through which the heavens, inflamed, shall be unleashed, and the elementary principles will melt with burning heat.
The “elementary principles” of the world are weak, helpless, and destitute. They worthless philosophies, vain deceits, and traditions of men. Moses and the Prophets all foretold of this great revealing. Heaven was not and is not a cosmic fantasy-paradise somewhere beyond outer-space. Heaven is the “code name” for the Sons of the Most High, the Countings of Heaven. They disappear, some die first, a remnant don’t. Then they appear in glory. With Jesus. They are his reward. They are trained. And they come with him to set things straight.
“Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done.” Rev. 22:12
Heaven is Christ’s own Reward. If you don’t know exactly what it is that Christ earned for himself, you haven’t paid attention and you have been deceived.
They are the 8th church. The hidden, secret Church that no one knows about. Follow the footsteps…..