As It Was In The Days of Noah
Jesus gave us a warning which serves as one of the signs of our times:
"But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be." Matthew 24:37
When God was about to bring judgment upon the earth, He informed us of the condition of the people whom He would judge.
"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." Genesis 6:5
Today man's heart is continually evil before God. Their every imagination and thought before God is evil. How? By hook or crook, through greed, lust, and covetousness, they obtain that which pleases and glorifies the flesh.
Paul revealed to the church at Rome the condition of man's heart in the last days:
"And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;" Romans 1:28
Those who do not retain God in their thoughts, God will turn them over to a reprobate mind. And He will allow them to continue in their sin, until His day of judgment when all man's sins will be exposed and dealt with. God continued His revelation to Noah:
"The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence." 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 6:11 & 13.
Not only has man rejected God, but their lives are filled with violence. This violence has corrupted the whole earth. The most violence is seen in the movies. Each movie the movie makers makes has to be more violent then the last. Man's lust for violence is never quenched. Television violence has become so violent, that even our complacent, corrupt, politicians have awakened out of their deep sleep to try to deal with the problem. The violence on the Internet is also a concern to many because of what their children are being exposed to. Sports is another area where violence draws the thousands to their gladiator events. The common phrase we hear is, "If there is no blood, there is no foul." People pay good money to satisfy their violent lust: auto racing at breakneck speeds draw the multitudes to watch the carnage when the cars pile up on the curves. Soccer has become so violent that people are killed trying to get into the stadiums. This, along with the riots after the games has made soccer one of the most violent sports. Even Little League baseball has turned violent, when the umpire's calls go against the crowd's liking.
Truly we live in the days of Noah. But we have God's promise through the rainbow that He will never again destroy all mankind with a flood. He also made us another promise. This time His judgment will come with, and by fire. It is time to ask ourselves, "If we live in the days of Noah, would we have been on the Ark or in the flood?" Today we need to ask ourselves, "Will we be in God's protective hands or trying to find our way through the rubble?"
George and Jeannie Kirkpatrick and the Harvest Team at New Foundations Ministries
Vital Words to the Body of Christ Freely We Have Received, Freely We Give.
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