As in the Days of Noah! Are we there?

15 Aug

nailed to the cross

God so Loved You!

God in His Word speaks very clearly about what the end times will look like in many places, but nowhere more clearly than these two sections of Scripture Matt 24 and Luke 17. These sections also clearly define the human race in most every activity. (cont’d below)

Matt 24:35-39 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
[36] But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
[37] But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
[38] For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
[39] And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Luke 17:24-32 For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.
[25] But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.
[26] And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
[27] They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
[28] Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
[29] But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
[30] Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
[31] In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.
[32] Remember Lot’s wife.  (there are so many more references 2 Timothy 3 etc)

We know from reading in the Old Testament (Genesis 6) that the focus of the lives of men was not on eternity and their journey to heaven, but on the things of this life. They had no use for God but they were distracted by the things of pleasure. This drive for pleasure created an environment for violence with the ever increasing focus on the things of this life. This focus then diminishes the “love for thy neighbor as they self” among other things.

That is what our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is saying in the text above. We see the things they were doing was “They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage” all things that we see happening today and in line with what God said would happen at the last days.

Mankind has become so focused on having a good life that every part of their being is about feeling good, about having the best. There is no commitment to one spouse, it comes down to marrying and giving in marriage over and over. Even our pretend worship is not finding out about what God’s word says about our lives, it is about going to a building and coming away with a good feeling for doing something “holy?”, or hearing how God’s Plan has a path that leads to wealth and earthly treasure and not to Eternity.

There is nothing wrong with eating, or drinking or marrying, but when it leaves out eternity and becomes the focus instead, it is evil. Just as in the fall into sin Eve looked upon the forbidden fruit and was tempted by the lie of the Devil, that “you will become as gods”. Today we see the search of scriptures to be one of what’s in it for me? This develops into greed that spawns violence and even deeper depths of depravity.

And now we have people standing up and from the pulpit excusing depravity for more paper in the collection plate.  2Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
[4] And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

Today we see our lives being bombarded by increasing amounts of depravity, the searching for nirvana on earth that has reached the point where men women and children are gradually losing their protections from sexual depravity being committed all in the name of freedom and choice.

It is a return of focus on the truth of life, that Eternity is a billions of years, that this life is but a twinkling of an eye. We should be about “Loving thy neighbor as thyself” helping one another along the path to eternal life in heaven.

God has done His part, He sent His Son to earth to die on the cross for our sins and to rectify Eden’s fall just as he promised. You do have a choice believe and seek this truth and spend billions of year in bliss, or turn your back and spend billions of years in flames.

But be certain all is forgiven, be not faithless but believing.

Heaven and eternity are real! You do not want the alternative!

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