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“As It Was In The Days of Noah”: Spiritual Probation is CLOSING!

And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. 

Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.” 

Luke 17:26-30

Okay, so what is that passage saying? It’s saying (in a nutshell) that WHEN Jesus Christ soon returns to the Earth a SECOND TIME, he will be coming with GREAT POWER AND GLORY!

HOWEVER……his 2nd arrival to the Earth (in FULLY glorified spiritual form, arriving in the clouds of heaven) will catch MANY, MANY people “off-guard”, ESPECIALLY “Christians!” People, at THAT time, will be MUCH too absorbed with social media, pop culture, their Twitter/Facebook feeds, materialism/love for money, partying, sexing it up outside marriage, to be too concerned with the “signs” of his soon return.

Revelation 1:7 records that their reaction will be like THIS when Jesus returns:

“Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen”

So in other words, IN that instantaneous moment when Jesus returns to Earth from WITHIN the clouds of heaven, the folks (especially “Christians”) that were too busy checking their Facebook, updating their Twitter feed, being obsessed with materialism, pop culture, videogames, partying, sexing it up outside of marriage, etc. will instantaneously REALIZE how “wrong” they were to:

A) NOT be concerned with Jesus Christ and the bible

B) NOT be concerned with the “signs” of his soon return and

C) NOT be concerned with their eternal salvation!

They will then realize that it’s TOO LATE for them and THEIR SOULS WILL MOURN/WAIL!

Jesus FURTHER goes on to describe the “mindset” of ALL people who “took no importance in Him or his divine words in the bible”:

“Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?” [Matthew 7:22]

And Jesus will RESPOND to them by saying, “And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity”. [Matthew 7:23] OUCH!

They will ALSO ask him the fateful question(s): Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? [Matthew 25:44]

But again, Jesus will respond with: “Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me” [Matthew 25:45]

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However, lets us go back and briefly touch on the days of Noah. What happened during that time in history? What did those days consist of?

We read about Noah in Genesis 5:28-9:29 [Old Testament, book of Genesis, Chapter 5, Verse 28, all the way through Chapter 9, verse 29]. In Genesis 6:2-3, we read about the fallen angels interbreeding with human women, with their offspring being called “The Nephilim”. The Nephilim were large “giants” who had “superhuman strength”. 

Genesis 6:5-7 further goes on to describe the “fallen state of man”: 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. And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.”

However, in Genesis 6:8-10, it becomes apparent that Noah is “set apart” in the site of the Lord. He is a “beacon of righteousness” in an unrighteous world:

“But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LordThese are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth”

Genesis 6:11-13 FURTHER goes on to say:

The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. 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” 

Genesis 6:17 is the “official decree” for the “global flood” to destroy all flesh (except Noah and his family):

And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.”

The Lord further goes on to state to Noah in verse 18: “But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives with thee”

Translation? Noah and his family were the ONLY ONES that were “worthy enough” to escape God’s Wrath! 8 people TOTAL(And Note: They most recently found evidence of Noah’s Ark in Ankara, Turkey on top of Mount Ararat, as well as a city close by that was named “the city of 8 people” that is HIGHLY believed to be of that of Noah & his family!) 

We also find a parallel story of “redemption” with Lot, in Genesis, chapters 12-19. Lot was Abraham’s nephew. He lived with/near Abraham for SEVERAL years, until he finally moved to the “wicked city” of Sodom.

HOWEVER, because Abraham had prayed on BEHALF of his nephew Lot and because Abraham’s “righteousness” had obviously somewhat rubbed off on Lot, Lot had IMMEDIATELY invited the two angels to his house for a meal (when such “hospitality laws” were obviously forbidden in “wicked Sodom”), as the following verses in Genesis 19: 1-3 illustrate:

And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground; And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant’s house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night. And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat”.

However, as the chapter further goes on, the men of Sodom were “sodomites” (where the word “sodomy” comes from). And they somehow found out that 2 male “guests” were staying at Lot’s “house”. They came outside the house and said the following:

And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them

Most biblical scholars believe that “we may know them” means “we may sodomize them/know them CARNALLY”.

Anyways, the chapter goes on to say that the angels blinded the men outside so that they could not find the doorknob to Lot’s house.

Verse 19:15 says, “And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city”.

The next morning, the cities were DESTROYED:

“The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar. Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven; And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt” 

Translation? The Lord decided to spare Lot from the DESTRUCTION OF SODOM & GOMORRAH!

Therefore, both Noah and Lots are “archetypes”/”foreshadowings” of the “righteous ones” being REMOVED from God’s Wrath, AHEAD OF TIME!

And true, there’s many OTHER examples in the bible of God sparing his servants from wrath, but those seem to be the MAIN TWO EXAMPLES.

Many people talk about how CRUEL it was for God to destroy the whole world during the GLOBAL FLOOD of Noah’s time. However, many folks are forgetting that these people had 120 YEARS to repent (including the 7 days up until the Ark was sealed shut by Almighty God). But repent….they did NOT! So that is NOT God’s fault, people! They mocked Noah (a messenger of all righteousness) until the very, very end!

“And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the Lord shut him in.” [Genesis 7:16]

My impression from the bible is that RIGHT AFTER the Lord shut Noah in the Ark, it did NOT start raining until SEVEN DAYS AFTER!

“And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth” [Genesis 7:10]

So just think about this for a moment. Luke 17:27 makes it ALL TOO CLEAR…..

“They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all”

They were likely dancing, rejoicing, singing, shouting, mocking and “celebrating” up until the day that God SEALED the door to the Ark SHUT!

THE MOMENT that God SEALED the door to the Ark SHUT, no man, woman or child was able to get inside! Imagine…….

And then, 7 days later, the RAINS BEGAN! I’m sure there was probably LOTS and LOTS of people who then tried to bang on the door to the Ark to try to get in. But the thing is, Noah couldn’t have let those people in even if he had wanted to! That’s the thing! And I’m sure by THAT point in time, many people were starting to wake up and REALIZE they were wrong! But by THEN, it was TOO LATE! And so what Jesus is saying in Luke 17: 27-30 is like how it was in the “Days of Noah”, RIGHT BEFORE THE FLOOD!

In other words, the “days of Noah” were like a PROTOTYPE of how the days “near the End” would BE! Look at society and the world today! People are getting married and “being given in marriage”, etc. Most people today don’t have a care in the world! And they have NO IDEA of the SPIRITUAL STORM that soon awaits them (that spiritual storm being GOD’S WRATH!)

People that talk about the bible, Jesus, salvation, bible prophecy, the End Times are, in most people’s eyes, are “just crazy”. So it was during the times of Noah! People called him “crazy”, a “lunatic”, etc. And THEN look what happened! The flood came and took them all away, the bible says!

In fact, SPIRITUAL BATTLE LINES are now being drawn. Which side will God/Jesus peg you on? Will he place you in the “Ark” of HIS Salvation and HIS Righteousness, or will he CLOSE OFF His Salvation and His Righteousness completely FROM you? 

Here, THIS GUY explains it best:

 

 

 

 

Erosion of Gender in America: What’s Next? The Implications:

Today’s headlines are just inundated with “transgender issues” and “erosion of gender”. It’s sickening, really. We used to live in this great, American country where boys were boys and girls were girls. But not anymore. Welcome to the “GENDERLESS AGE”. We now live in a time where boys want to be girls, girls want to be boys and instead of discouraging “the temporary phase”, many parents today are ENCOURAGING it (and even going so far as to allow their children to have hormone treatments and sex changes, even before they hit puberty, in some cases!)

They’ve installed their first gender-neutral bathroom at the White House. Facebook now has over 50 some “gender categories” to choose from. Transgender activists such as Jazz, Bruce Jenner, etc. are dominating the social media waves. We see “transgenderism” EVERYWHERE, now. Because the media just won’t let it alone. And I honestly feel sorry for people like Jazz and Bruce Jenner, etc. Because in MY mind, they are NOT truly “transgender” but instead are “mentally confused”/demonically oppressed and should’ve received some good Christian counseling a LONG TIME AGO!

We read in the book of Genesis that God created one man and one woman and that, after creating them, “God saw that it was good”. So for one to think or say that God “put them in the wrong body” is to say that….oops! God made a mistake! And if God “makes mistakes”, then how is the Earth and the universe perfectly sustaining life? Certainly if God “made mistakes”, the universe would’ve died out LONG by now. Only, it hasn’t……

Did God make a mistake when he designed male and female bodies to fit together perfectly during marital sex? Did God make a mistake when he placed the Sun above the Earth, to help sustain all life? Did God make a mistake when he created oceans and bodies of water to help keep us hydrated? Did God make a mistake when he created unborn life in a woman’s womb? Did God make a mistake when he made cells/DNA that’s SO complex, it knows when to turn itself on, shut itself off, how to repair itself, what proteins to bind with and WHEN? Did God make a mistake when he made the different hours, seasons, times and years? Did God make a mistake when he made the seed-bearing fruits & vegetables? Did God make a mistake when he sent his Old and New Testament prophets his inspired word (The Bible), so that we can know him?

God doesn’t make mistakes, folks and anyone that says otherwise is either misinformed, unaware, or is trying to sell a “sinful philosophy”, of sorts (either to their own inner selves and/or to others). Yet sadly, many folks today buy INTO such “sinful philosophies”. Man has been running from God since the consumption of forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden. Man is always trying to come up with “creative ways” to defy God: “God made me a man but I’m really a woman”, “Evolution proves there’s no God”, “Jesus was NOT God”, “There IS no God, PERIOD”, “The Big Bang Theory DISPROVES God”, “Science proves Jesus’s Miracles as Non-Miraculous” and the list goes on and on.

But one thing is for certain. No matter HOW FAR a person will try to go to become a different gender, it’s NOT POSSIBLE! They can cosmetically become a man or a woman (sure), but they can NOT become a man or a woman GENETICALLY. They can take male or female hormones and appear to be the desired gender on the surface, but underneath it all, they are still the gender they were “BORN AS”, like it or not. Many people who’ve had “sex changes” now regret it.

And though the media will rarely IF EVER hear such cases, here are just a few heart-wrenching examples: 

http://www.oddee.com/item_99220.aspx

What has this society and the world come to that people MUST become what they feel like on the inside (when that feeling COMPLETELY CONTRADICTS THEIR GOD-GIVEN BIOLOGY?) If a boy feels like he is a “fish”, should we, as a society, give him surgery to become more “fish-like”? If a girl feels like she’s a robot, should we then (as a country — on the taxpayer dime) be forced to give her “robot enhancement surgery” for something that’s only a “passing phase”? 

And what’s more, I’ve honestly heard of news stories reporting that a parent’s “perfectly normal/straight” child came home after school one day and asked a confused question: “Am I transgender?” Not to mention that a school teacher in Canada has also come out and said HOW she “indoctrinates” her Kindergarten students to think that “gay/transgender is good”, “gay is OK”, etc.

Schools out in California are also now considering “gender-neutral bathrooms” and letting students decide what “locker rooms” and “restrooms” to use, based on what GENDER they “feel like”. This has some very scary implications for America, INDEED! Will guys now be able to “rape” girls freely at school? Will couples at school now freely have sex in the bathroom stalls & locker rooms, now?  

Many post-operatives (of sex change surgeries and even of cosmetic surgeries in general) are three times more depressed and suicidal than the general population. Why is this? In my opinion, it has to do with the actual psychological TRAUMA they suffer from the genital and/or cosmetic MUTILATION of their natural God-given bodies.

Instead of giving these poor children/gender confused folks some serious “gender-mending” COUNSELING, they are instead ENCOURAGED to go after gender-reassignment surgery or “living as a transgender”. Where is the love, people? These poor folks are already “broken” to begin with and the doctors that do the reassignment surgeries damage these poor folks EVEN FURTHER, beyond repair, in some cases.

There’s a big push in our society FOR people to be homosexual, transgender OR to kill their innocent precious unborn babies in an abortion. And ALL of these cases are TRUE cases of “mental illness/demonic oppression” that need to be treated with some MAJOR COUNSELING! A person is “mentally ill/demonically oppressed” if they think they’re “not what they were born as, biologically speaking”. A person is “mentally ill/demonically oppressed” if they think they were “born gay”. A person is “mentally ill/demonically oppressed” if they think that killing an innocent unborn child “is the right thing to do”.

Back in the 70’s, homosexuals/transgenders wanted people to know it was a “choice”, not a “mental illness”. Today, they’ve changed tune and now want to claim they were “born that way”, because in so doing, they can now gain unalienable rights that are already afforded for race, gender, etc. On the other hand, MUCH RESEARCH has shown that homosexuality/transgenderism is intertwined and BOTH come about from a traumatic experience during childhood a VERY high percentage of the time……..

Either that confused person’s parents got divorced when they were little, they grew up in an abusive home, one of the parents was absent in the home, they were sexually/physically abused, etc. In other words, research is now showing that it’s NURTURE/SOCIAL/ENVIRONMENT and NOT nature/biology. While there’s a few rare cases where a person is born a hermaphrodite, and might have grounds for “gender confusion”, ESPECIALLY if they are EQUALLY male and female (though, in most cases, they are either more of one or the other, genetically speaking), 99% of cases of people are born with CLEARLY defined gender (be it male or female).

And for those who think that homosexuality and/or transgenderism and “gender mutilation” is okay, here are some bible passages for you to prayerfully & humbly consider: (I say this with love, people):

OLD TESTAMENT

Condemnation of Homosexuality:  

  • Leviticus 5:3
  • Leviticus 18:22 and 24-30
  • Leviticus 20:13
  • Genesis 9: 20-24
  • Genesis 19: 4-13 (key verse **Genesis 19:5**)
  • Judges 19: 22-24
  • 1 Kings 14:22-24
  • 1 Kings 15:11-13
  • 1 Kings 22:46
  • 2 Kings 23: 4-7 (key verse **2 Kings 23:7**)
  • Ezekiel 16:50
  • Daniel 11:37

Condemnation of Transgenderism/Cross-Dressing:

  • Deuteronomy 22:5 (OLD Testament) 
  • Genesis 1:27 (OLD Testament)
  • Deuteronomy 23:17 (OLD Testament)
  • Psalms 139: 13-14 (OLD Testament)
  • Romans 1: 24-27 (NEW Testament)
  • 1 Corinthians 6: 8-10 (NEW Testament)

NEW TESTAMENT:

  • Romans 1: 18-32
  • 1 Corinthians 6: 9-11
  • 1 Timothy 1: 8-11
  • Jude 1: 4, 7 & 19
  • Matthew 19: 1-8
  • Galatians 5:19
  • Ephesians 5: 3-7
  • Colossians 3: 5-7
  • Titus 1:16
  • Revelation 21:27

Those that call themselves “gay Christians” and “transgendered Christians” are deceiving themselves. That’d be no different than calling oneself a “Christian serial killer”, a “Christian embezzler”, a “Christian prostitute”, and so on and so forth. Just like many gay people these days try to argue they were “born that way”, a “Christian serial killer” could also make the same claim “I was born this way”. And most people out there wouldn’t let the “Christian serial killer’s argument” hold water. So why should we biblical-roots Christians let a modern-day Sodomite’s argument hold water?

Back during the time of the Old Testament, God DESTROYED the cities of Sodom & Gemorrah for the sin of homosexuality and idolatry. In fact, idolatry (back during the times of the Old Testament) seemed to be tied IN with homosexuality. And that’s where we get the word SODOMITE (from the city of Sodom). Think about how we have “Anti-Sodomy Laws” today, on the books. Where do you think those laws originally came from? Answer: The bible.

And because homosexuals can’t NATURALLY procreate, but have to have sex in a way that’s OUTSIDE the biblical sex/marriage model, their type of sex is called “un-natural sex”, which is WHY it’s called “Sodomy”. When the bible speaks of “Sodomites”, that’s “bible-speak” for “homosexuals”. And when the men in Lot’s city asked Lot to “bring out the men so that we know know them”, that’s once again “bible-speak” for “rape/sodomize”. In other words, the men of Lot’s city wanted to “sodomize” the men inside Lot’s house, that’s how sexually and morally depraved they were back then, in that dreadful city. And America today, has become JUST LIKE that God-forsaken city! Lord help us all! 

But then again, look at ANY “Gay Pride Rally” and you will see ALOT of promiscuity. You will also see lots of masks, devil horns, Jesus mocking, and public sex acts or *simulated* public sex acts. Why is this? Answer: Most homosexuals HATE the God of the bible and anything the bible stands for. That is why there is such vile hatred for biblical-roots Christianity amongst many (though not all) in the “gay community”. There’s also a blatant connection between homosexuality and drug use, homosexuality and venereal diseases, homosexuality and Satanism/Paganism. Even many former homosexuals themselves have admitted this.

If you’re a transgender and/or homosexual person reading this right now, I’m not going to lie and sugarcoat things and tell you that being gay/transgender is OK because in God/Jesus’s eyes, it’s NOT! Those who sin against God/Jesus Christ and DIE in that sin will be forced to face God’s Wrath for all of eternity!

But there’s good news. Jesus Christ can SET YOU FREE from homosexuality/transgenderism. All you have to do is ask. But you have to mean the prayer with all your heart, soul and MIND! You have to feel SO convicted of your sin(s) in your mind, heart, body and spirit that you’d be willing to do almost anything to change it. You have to cry out to the Lord Jesus with all your might! Tell him how long you’ve struggled with this……

Tell him how much you want to be freed from this! Tell him you want to be SET FREE from a lifetime of misery living the homosexual/transgender lifestyle. He’ll listen. He cares. He WANTS to save you! He’s not willing for ANY to perish! 

“For God So Loved the World That He Gave His Only Begotten Son That Whoever Believeth in Him Shall Not Perish But Have Everlasting Life” – John 3:16

However, he can’t save you if you won’t let him and IF you defiantly CONTINUE living the gay/transgender lifestyle! And true, while homosexuality/lust/transgenderism is just as much of a sin as lying, murder, thievery, etc., it’s still a sin…..a sin you must pray to be SET FREE FROM if you want to spend eternity with Jesus Christ in Paradise, someday.

You have two options and two options, ONLY! Turn or burn. It’s THAT simple. The choice is up to you, beloved. But don’t say I didn’t try to warn you.