In December 2004 there was a deadly earthquake and a tsunami that killed many people. After it was over there were many thousands of people dead. An interesting fact is that none of the wild animals died on the day of disaster. They somehow knew to go to higher ground to escape the coming devastation. Christians who are walking with the Lord are like those animals!
Many warnings are going out to a lost and dying world about the soon return of the Lord Jesus and the coming judgment of planet earth. Yet people have grown deaf and the warnings are being mocked and rejected. Even religious people have no interest in the Word of God. Instead, many have embraced the occult as Harry Potterism is a very popular form of entertainment. The Bible has little value and many have given up on Bible prophecy and the study of end time events. This is very sad!
But the warnings will continue and this lost world will be destroyed just as in the days of Noah.
The people of Noah's day were destroyed without warning. They had the witness of Noah for 120 years as he built the ark. The people of his day were clearly warned but, like today, they had no heart for warnings of coming judgment from a Holy God.
26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
We are told that the days of the coming of Jesus will be like the days of Noah. People during those days lived life as normal right up to the point of their destruction. They ate, drank, married right up until the time Noah entered the ark. Then the destruction of the flood suddenly came and they were destroyed.
37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Again, before the destruction of the flood the people were living life under normal conditions. They had no idea destruction was about to happen until the flood came and destroyed them all. Verse 39 states this will be the conditions on earth when the Son of Man will come.
Next we look at the conditions of the days of Lot on earth. The people of Sodom were also warned but they too had no heart for God, His Word, or His people. These are the same conditions we live in today!
28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
The days of Lot were similar to the days of Noah. Life went on as normal right up until the time of Divine judgment and sudden destruction. The wicked continued as usual to eat, drink, buy, sell, plant, and build just as they always did. But in verse 29 we are told that the same day God safely removed Lot from Sodom, He destroyed that wicked city with fire and brimstone. Again their destruction was quick, sudden, and unexpected. Then in verse 30 we are told that these same conditions will exist in the world when the Son of man (Jesus) is revealed.
There is another condition in the days of Lot that is very similar to the days we now live in. See the below verse:
7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner giving themselves over to FORNICATION, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
In the days of Lot the people gave themselves over to fornication or sexual sin. They were homosexuals and adulterers and engaged in any type of sexual sin that they desired. The toleration of evil and sinful acts was the attitude of people's hearts. Those conditions are true today on a worldwide scale. People pride themselves on their "diversity" which accepts everything and all evil with an open mind. Only narrow-minded Christianity is rejected! Sexual sin has resulted in many deadly forms of diseases. Even though people are aware of terrible diseases like Herpies or AIDS they still engage in gross immorality. People believe that somehow if a condom is used then fornication is 'safe sex'. God says in Jude 7 above that what He did to Sodom and Gomorrha was set forth as an example for future generations. Societies that give themselves over to sexual perversion will be judged by God just as Sodom was judged and destroyed.
Comparing both the accounts of Noah and of Lot we can see that the world will be living in normal conditions totally unaware of the return of the Lord and the destruction before them. People will continue with life as usual without expecting one day to be any different from another. These will be the conditions on earth at the coming of the Lord. These conditions will be in the world before the pre-tribulation rapture of the church and then the mighty judgments of a Holy God. Just read the book of Revelation and these deadly judgments will all fall upon planet earth! Time is quickly running out as the time of the rapture grows closer with each passing day!
Christians are warning about the soon return of the Lord Jesus to a world that really is not interested and does not care.
God is sending disasters and freak weather storms in an attempt to wake people up to thinking about the Lord Jesus and eternal salvation. In all the earthquakes, solar flares, massive heat waves, hurricanes, and many other disasters, God is trying to wake up lost men in light of their eternity. People must choose to either accept or to reject the Lord Jesus. Now is the time to make that choice!
God is trying to get through to people. He is saying :
- time is running out...
- judgment is coming...
- one day it will be too late...
- today is the day of salvation - not tomorrow - today!
It would be very wise to heed the warnings of impending judgment from God and His people. The time of judgment is very near and only God knows the exact day. However, that day grows close!
Until that time, God's people will continue to warn and encourage lost people to come to the Lord Jesus for salvation and eternal life! Some will listen but the majority will not! These people will harden their hearts and perish in the coming judgments.
13 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:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Where will you spend your eternity? Will you accept the Lord Jesus or will you reject Him?
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