Days of Noah – getting personal
The “days of Noah” are associated with times when violence covered the earth.
But does this term refer to anything else more personal?
Gen 6:4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare [children] to them, the same [became] mighty men which [were] of old, men of renown.
Gen 6:5 ¶ And GOD saw that the wickedness of man [was] great in the earth, and [that] every imagination of the thoughts of his heart [was] only evil continually.
Gen 6:13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
Jesus had commented that his return would be preceded by the same conditions.
Mat 24:37 But as the days of Noe [were], so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
However, Jesus described other activities which were less sensational, but also relevant:
Matt 24:38 For as they were in those days before the flood, eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day in which Noah entered into the ark,
Matt 24:39 And they did not know that judgment was coming until the flood came and took all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.
Eating, drinking, and marriage were originally ordained by God for man’s existence.
But due to man’s lust, Satan utilizes these necessities of human life to occupy man and keep him from God’s interests.
The most striking features of the days before the flood were eating, drinking, marrying, and being given in marriage.
This indicates that the people of those days were drugged by their fleshly, worldly enjoyment.
The same thing is happening in society today.
However, this does not mean that there is no need for us to eat, drink, or get married.
All this is necessary for our existence.
But we must not allow these things to drug us and to dull our senses.
People today are studying and working for the purpose of enjoying good eating, good drinking, and a good marriage.
They have no thought concerning the things of God.
How prevailing is this lack of sense concerning God today!
This situation will continue until it reaches the climax during the Lord’s parousia (second coming).
During the days of Noah, this climax was reached a little before the flood which came in with the judgment of God.
In a sense, the parousia, or second coming, of Christ will be like the flood coming with God’s judgment.
The flood brought judgment upon the drugged people of Noah’s day.
The parousia will bring God’s judgment upon this drugged world.
Christ will descend to earth and execute God’s righteous judgment upon this drugged and rebellious world.
Signed Chaplain Mark
It is so typical of us, sometimes, to think that the sin is in the world, and not in us.
It does not have to be great evil, or a great sin, either, to separate us from God’s presence either…just daily activities that have priority over God.
We have to remember that Christ is coming for a Bride that is ready for Him, and is actually looking for Him to come.
Why would any bridegroom come for a bride that does not care about him, or think about him?
We must not let our daily lives push God out of the picture.
Just like the 10 virgins, only 5 were ready. The others got left behind.
Do not drown in the flood that is coming.
Make God the center of each day. Give Him your thoughts, appreciation, love, and prayers.
Let all you do in the secular world be done for His glory.