President Trump recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan and the West Bank this week. Even though the UN challenged this move there is little they can do to change it. A significant number of Arab states are going along with it and the US’s economic strength is so overwhelming as to cancel any moves on that front. Militarily, Russia, Syria, Iran and Turkey have had an end-run performed on them. The Golan was the main target for Russia’s focus because of its oil and gas reserves and they were planning on taking it, through the UN if it could, or militarily if need be. Now, all they are left with is a military option – forecasting Ezekiel 38 war of Gog and Magog? Continue reading
But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark,and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. – Matthew 24:37-39
This brief statement does not explain what mankind was doing that caused God to take such a drastic action but, it must have been very bad, because we know that God is just and merciful. Something was going on among men that held the danger of irreversible corruption. Indeed we have to look at Genesis to understand what was so bad.
Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually And the LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart So the LORD said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.” But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. – Genesis 6:5-8
The Hebrew word translated wickedness is ra’ and means “bad, disagreeable, malignant”, in other words like a cancer! We know that the prescription today for malignant cancer is to cut it out! If it can caught early enough, it may be cured but it grows fast and soon reaches the point of no-recovery. Was that the problem that brought on the flood? I think so.
Jesus told many stories that reflect the same reasoning, such as the tree that wouldn’t bear fruit (Luke 13:7-9), There was but one answer – grace. Grace is unmerited favor but it is also a given ability to overcome. What we cannot do in our own strength, we can do by grace. That was what Noah received from God. The group Living Waters has produced a film on Noah that highlights the problems of Noah’s day. It is included below and I strongly suggest you watch it before continuing on with this post.
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. – Genesis 6:4
There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.” – Numbers 13:33
Last April I wrote an article named The Great Transformation in which I talked about truth, and by truth I mean God’s truth – not what man today calls truth, which is often just based on humanistic reasoning. In this article I will cover many of the same topics but, expand on them. I want to do this because the devil and the spirit of Antichrist are masters at twisting truth. Remember, the definition of iniquity is twisting the truth.
My articles concentrate on truth because God’s truth is the only way to set anyone truly free. Not long ago we celebrated the feast of Passover, which all about freedom from slavery but, Jesus taught that he who sins is a slave to sin. What good is it to be freed from Egypt if the sins of Egypt are still in your heart? We have all struggled with this battle and have all fallen to the temptations of Egypt (the world). But, that doesn’t negate the power of the blood of the Lamb to do it’s work of deliverance when mixed with faith and obedience because God stands behind that Lamb! And He revealed the secret of overcoming the sin – Continue reading
Many end-time signs predicted in the Bible are happening now, from signs in the heavens, bird-fish-beasts mass die offs, political re-alignments, to blooming of the fig tree (Israel). In this article I want to highlight another sign that Jesus warned would also be a harbinger of the end times – the days of Noah.
“But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.” – Matt. 24:37-39
There are many mysteries written in both the Old and New Testaments and some of them are key to understanding the end times. For example, when teaching His Disciples about the end times, Jesus referred them to the ‘days of Noah’.
“But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, “and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.” – Matt. 24:37-39
But, we today have difficulty understanding the full context of this teaching because we do not have all the information about the days of Noah that His Disciples had. All most of Continue reading
Time is running out!
This is a frightening thought for many but, it very well may be true. As many seem to be living in the ‘days of Noah‘ as Jesus predicted and Paul warned Timothy about.
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” – 1 Tim. 3:1-6
Paul warns, the last days will be ‘hard to take‘, they will be ‘harsh, fierce, savage’, that is what the word ‘perilous’ means. It means they will be hard to take for the righteous person but for the lost, they will welcome them! They think breaking away from God’s moral restraints gives them liberty! Remember Jesus said that the last days will be like the days of Lot – Continue reading
Does anyone remember Hillary Clinton and the Democrat Media accusing Donald Trump of being un-American and un-patriotic because he did not agree to accept election results without examining the possibility of voter fraud? According the media talking-heads, he was the worst Presidential candidate we have ever had!
Now, after the Clinton s and their leftest followers lost, they are clamoring for re-counts because of fraud. And isn’t strange they are not worried about voter fraud in places like California or Illinois, where illegals and dead people freely vote but, only the three states that could change the Electoral College votes? Hmmm?
If you want to know the reason for this kind of deception, read the article Days of Noah. Jesus referred to these days as a sign of His soon coming. In Genesis we read why God destroyed the world because of the people of those days –
“Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” – Genesis 6:5