2 Peter 3:8 (NKJV) But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
During the Day of the Lord the earth and the heavens, meaning the planets and stars, will be destroyed in preparation for a new earth and the new heavens. The Day of the Lord covers an extended period of time to include the tribulation and the Millennium reign of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. After the Tribulation, when Christ establishes His Kingdom, He will renovate this earth, but that will not be a permanent renovation. Not until after the Millennium reign of Christ will the dissolution of the earth and the heavens occur. Many are wondering when will the destruction of the earth and the heavens take place. It is after the Tribulation and the Millennium reign of Christ. So, if the Rapture should take place today, it still would be a thousand and seven years before the destruction of the earth and the heavens of which the Apostle Peter is talking about. So, my friend, I know things looks bad, but the end is not yet here. Why then the long delay in God’s judgment? Well, first of all, God is not bound to time as we are bound by time. It is as the Peter is saying in this verse. God can expand a day into a thousand years, or He could compress a thousand years into a day. Time is not applicable in eternity. And remember this “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9 NKJV).
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.