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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:

 

 

 

 

We Must Be Humble & Let Go of Our Pride!!!!

Ever heard the paraphrase: “thou take prideth before a fall?” It’s based off of Proverbs 16:18 which states (in the KJV version) “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall”. Humans are sinfully prideful by nature. And AS humans, we like to think that our good looks, our talents, our abilities, our bank accounts, etc. are based on our OWN accord, instead of on Jesus’s accord. We take pride in our jobs, our families, our “new house”, our “new car”, our money, our talents, and the list goes on and on.

Look at any major celebrity today, for example. At some point or another, nearly ALL of them have been humbled by some experience or some “scandal” in their lives. Sometimes multiple times. While celebrities are under both the popular media’s AND God’s “microscope”, we average lay people here in America are constantly under “God’s microscope”, sort’ve speak, like it or not. If we go back through the bible there’s TONS of stories about what happened to ancient peoples who really thought they were something.

There’s the “implied arrogance” of Joseph (the favorite son of Jacob), the arrogance of the descendants of Noah (who wanted to build the Tower of Babel), the total arrogance of King Nebuchadnezzar & King Saul, etc. And we only have to turn through the pages of Holy Writ to know the “outcomes” of such narcissists! 

However, as the narrative later goes, Joseph goes on to be sold as a SLAVE in Egypt! And he resides in prison for 2 years or more before being released to be Pharaoh’s agricultural and monetary advisor! And it was during that time in prison that God used to FULLY HUMBLE Joseph and his “seemingly implied” somewhat arrogant character and instead, turn him into a humble servant of the Lord! And AFTER Joseph FULLY humbled himself before the Lord, the Lord allowed Joseph to be elevated to a VERY, VERY HIGH ruling position in Egypt! So it just goes to show ya. Suffering and/or humbling thyself comes NOW, blessing comes LATER! ;))

When I look at videos on Youtube and Facebook today, and most of today’s authors, musicians, and movie stars, I am just totally amazed at the LEVEL of prideful arrogance that I see! People just BRAGGING about how many subscribers they have, or asking people to “please subscribe” or “please press like” and the like. Or people making all these Youtube videos JUST TO get attention. It’s sickening, really…….People are SO prideful, SO arrogant, SO hateful towards others and towards God & the bible, SO spiteful, so uninformed & SO mean.

In fact, just reading some comments below this one girl’s pro-life video, explaining why she was against abortion after having one, I was just AMAZED at all the hateful comments she received from people! What do pro-choice people CARE if she shares her story on Youtube? What are they so scared of? Are they still secretly suffering from their OWN abortion(s) and so, they want to ensure lots of other women have abortions TOO, so they feel as though they’re not the only one who had an abortion or what? That’s just crazy!

Some of those folks (famous and otherwise) remind me of Revelation 3:17 which states: “Because thou sayest , I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked”. Another passage in Matthew 16:26 reads: “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?“. Proverbs 3:34 suggests that God mocks mockers! “Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly”.

So in other words, when we flee from God and think we don’t need him, he hides his presence from us. But when we seek God in our lives, God makes himself known to us in our lives. And yes, I know it might seem at first glance that I’m judging these people but I actually feel sorry for these people. For these prideful/arrogant/famous and pro-choice people have been BLINDED by Satan into believing that “sacrificing one’s soul for fortune/fame is okay”, “being one’s own god is okay, “killing innocent babies is okay”. It’s DEFINITELY a sign of the times we’re living in!

However, there’s some good news. Jesus Christ forgives ALL sin and so if these people turn to Jesus Christ before it’s too late, they CAN be saved! 😉 Believe me, I pray for such people every single day. Because remember, all you true Christian believers out there, YOU were once an “unbeliever” TOO, before Jesus saved you! So remember that! All the unbelievers out there you see today are like the person you USED to be, before getting saved!

Plus, keep in mind that when we have EVERYTHING we need (or at the very least, “feel” like we already have everything we need in life), our need of God/Jesus Christ Almighty/the gospel/salvation is very small. But when something bad happens in our lives or when we DON’T have everything we need, oh how much we “feel” like we need Jesus Christ THEN, am I right?  

But just remember, the next time you start feeling prideful and arrogant about something (“I’m so good looking”, “I’m such a good writer/painter/comedian/artist/etc/”), remember WHO it is that gave you those “good looks” or “those talents” in the first place and don’t forget to give Jesus Christ the full credit that’s due! Because remember that HE is the Almighty God who created everything in the universe, including YOU! HE is the one who gave you your looks and your talents! HE is the one who gave you everything you have in life! SO don’t ever, ever forget that!

Because the moment you DO, you’re one step closer to a fall (a spiritual fall, that is). And how DREADFUL it will be for all those poor folks someday who “fall away” from Jesus Christ FOR ETERNITY! Please don’t become one of those! Put all your faith, trust and love into Jesus Christ Almighty! He died on the cross for forgiveness of mankind’s sins. He rose from the dead just 3 days later. He defeated sin and death. He’s ALREADY overcome death and sin.

So if you don’t believe in Christ, PRAY to believe in Jesus Christ. And if you’re MAD at Jesus Christ (for whatever reason), pray NOT to be mad! Bow down on your face and pray for forgiveness of your sins! Romans 3:23 says: “For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God”. Translation: Nobody’s perfect, we’re ALL sinned at some point in our lives.

Ever stolen anything? Lusted after someone you weren’t married to? Told a lie? Wanted something that belonged to someone else? Cussed or said the Lord’s name in vain? What does that make you? A thief, an adulterer, a liar, a coveter/envier, and a blasphemer and that’s just FIVE of the 10 commandments! Imagine what would happen if you were to be found guilty of all TEN of them! But the GOOD NEWS is that Jesus Christ has already payed the penalty for mankind’s sins.

But one must have FAITH in Jesus Christ and the gospel. For we are saved by grace through faith. But it doesn’t just stop there. Jesus Christ says in the bible that we must LIVE for him by OBEYING his commandments in the bible. In the New Testament, Jesus not only talked about the 10 commandments, he EXPANDED on them by talking about their “intent” [See Jesus’s “Sermon on the Mount” in Matthew, chapters 5-7]. Plus Jesus also said in the New Testament “if you love me, obey my commandments”.

In the New Testament, we read in Matthew 7:21-23: Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 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?And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity”

And in Matthew 7:13-14, we read: “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it”

Luke 12:32 states: “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom”

Alright, so what can we gather from the 3 above passages? We know that MANY people (specifically “Christians”) will demand to get inside the gates of the new heavenly city, someday [called New Jerusalem]. But VERY FEW will actually BE ABLE to enter into the heavenly city, someday? Why? Because they did NOT do the Heavenly Father’s will, while they were still living on Earth. They worshiped Jesus in name ONLY, not in DEED/ACTION!

Meaning, they did NOT truly worship the Jewish/BIBLICAL Jesus Christ of the bible but instead, worshiped a FALSE/PAGANIZED JESUS that they were “comfortable with!” (Perhaps a false Jesus that EMBRACED things that are seen as SIN in the bible — such as divorce, abortion, homosexuality, etc.)………

But the few Christians that worship the BIBLICAL Jesus Christ are VERY FEW……that’s why Jesus Christ calls them in Luke 12:32 a LITTLE FLOCK!

Plus think of the many “Christians” today in “modern day churches” (as a whole) that stubbornly and even sometimes ARROGANTLY cling to their “traditions” and REFUSE to see THE TRUTH about what biblical Christianity REALLY is and what it ISN’T…..That’s what I mean when I say we must HUMBLE OURSELVES AND LET GO OF OUR PRIDE! We must humble ourselves before God and LET GO of the “Paganized man-made traditions” in today’s modern day “Christian churches”: The modern Christian church is DEAD! The modern day Christian church is as blind as a bat! The modern day Christian church doesn’t know its right hand from its left hand!

That’s why WE — the TRUE church — the body/assembly of believers in Christ — need to HUMBLE OURSELVES BEFORE THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, LET GO of the false, man-made “Paganized traditions” of the modern-day Christian “church”, EMBRACE the Jewishness of Jesus Christ & the apostles and start PARTAKING IN the 7th-day *sanctified by God* BIBLICAL SABBATH (Saturday) and the 7 Annual Feasts of the Lord (Pentecost, Tabernacles, Passover, etc.) For it’s only THROUGH the lens of “ancient Judaism” that the TRUE, BIBLICAL [*JEWISH*] Jesus Christ & his TRUE gospel can be known!