The Biblical account of Noah has very similar underpinnings to the current condition of the world. As evil plays out in the Hamas attack on Israel, we can see clearly the inhumanity of humanity. When a group of people led by hatred and a genocidal ideology boldly murder, rape, torture, and dismember an innocent population is praised by the masses and justified by media, we know that the visitation of evil is upon us.
The prophetic words of Christ about the end of days resonate with this time in which we live. While there are several events that must occur before the return of Christ, we are witnessing prophetic signs of the coming end of the age, both in the general world population and in Israel in particular.
Asked by his disciples about the signs of his coming and the end of the world, Christ was very specific. He likened world conditions to the time of Noah, when God cleansed the earth with the great flood. In Luke 17:26-27, Christ said, “And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.”
Likewise, Matthew quoted Christ saying, “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.”
Genesis 6:5-9 tells us the why behind both the flood and Noah’s position with God, “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 regretted 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…. Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.”
Herein is the hope and faith for each of us as time closes in on the return of Christ. 2 Peter 2:5 says God “did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a herald of righteousness…”
2 Peter 2:9 concludes that “the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of danger.” The Apostle Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 10:13 that no adversity, or temptation, has overtaken you except what is common to man, but God is faithful and will not allow you to go through more than what you can bear, and with the adversity he “will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.”
How? By your faith. Hebrews 11:17 says, “By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.”
Noah is an example for us in these dark yet prophetic times. By faith, let us look beyond the evil of the days to the promise of our prophetic destiny. Be encouraged. You are HIS!
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