As in the Days of Noah
And just as it happened in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the days of the coming of the Son of Man:were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying and giving in marriage,until the day Noah entered the Ark and the flood came and destroyed them all.It was the same as happened in the days of Lot…( luke 17)
Jesus warned us that the end of days would be just as it was in the time leading up to the flood and also as in the last days of Sodom and Gommorah.
The saying, the Days of Noah and of Lot, has a specific meaning in scripture. We can identify the end of time by what scripture says about those times.
The days of Noah have seven characteristics, according to Genesis 4-6 . God tells us that those times were marked by; rapid advances in technology, a disregard for marriage, a population explosion,a radical increase in corruption and violence, the general rejection of the call to repentance,the loss of distinction between the line of Seth and that of Cain, and open communion between Humans and fallen angels.
* Rapid increase of technology,and the arts- Genesis 4:21-22 tells us that the sons of Cain developed agriculture, animal husbandry,and metallurgy. They invented musical instruments, and new alloys to form iron and bronze tools.
* Disregard for marriage- Lamech is an example of the degeneration in the concept of marriage as God had defined it, “for this cause shall a man leave his father and mother and cleave unto his wife…”.In Genesis 4;23 Lamech sings a song of proud boasting to his two wives,Adah and Zillhah.
* Population explosion- Now it came about,when men began to multiply on the face of the earth…(Gen 5:1) As in those days, these days also are marked by an explosion of population, and that in spite of the godless attempts at so called “zero population growth” by leftists and Maoists. The exponential phase of population growth is here!
* Corruption and violence-Now the earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked on the earth,and behold it was now corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth.Then God said to Noah,’the end of all flesh is come before me,for the earth is filled with violence because of them, and behold i am about to destroy them with the earth.”(Genesis 6:11-13)
It had gotten to the point that the corruption of humanity was almost complete, particularly in the imagination of men…Think about the constant filth running out of televisions, computers, I pods- etc. People can so program their minds by the new technology that the chance to actually think in solitude becomes a rarity! And what are they filling their minds with? And the God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every thought in the imagination of his heart was evil continually(Genesis 6:5)
*The rejection of the call to repentance- There had been a long line of preachers leading up to Noah,Seth, Enoch, Methuselah,Lamech, and finally Noah himself. All of these and others, warned of the coming wrath,called for all to humble themselves,turn back to God, and break off of sin,seeking forgiveness and redemption in God.
Methuselah, even today remembered as the oldest man ever, was the sign of the longsuffering God. His very name is a prophecy, “When He goes it shall come…”, meaning the judgment.As long as he lived, people could see the forbearance of the Holy God. The year he died, the flood came and wiped out the earth.
But the kindness of God, in His delay of judgment was wrongly interpreted as it is today. People don’t believe they are in danger of judgment, because it hasn’t happened yet, in spite of ever bolder and more outrageous sin.This generation has no excuse either, having been warned time and again.
*The loss of distinction between the confessing people of God and the godless- The degeneration of the church, with the exception of remnants here and there, is another sign of the days of Noah. There was a definite line of Cain, known for their godlessness, they developed a civilisation, they advanced in technology, music the arts. At the same time there was a godly line of Seth who were different, because they called upon the name of the Lord. But by the time of the Flood, that distinction had been wiped out, there was no difference.
*The unlawful communion between the “sons of God”(fallen Angels) and the daughters of men.- This is the sin that finally brought upon the world the flood, because by this sin the very make up of the human race was in danger of being distorted. Fallen Angels began desiring and having human wives, and siring a kind of evil prodigy, the Nephilim, “the fallen ones”- mighty ones of evil.
It is interesting that many of the “heroes of greek mythology, are “half man half god”,like Hercules, products of the unions between the vile greek gods and humans. Could these be distant memories of such pre flood prodigies?
It is also ominous that the theme of the carnal union of Angels and humans is a recurring motif of many Hollywood movies.
And finally Jesus said it would also be as in the days of Lot. The last days before Jesus comes back would be like the last days of Sodom and Gommorah.Even the freerepublic forum testifies of this in a particularly appalling way, in the report of a debauched “Gay Rights” march in Arkansas, which used a ten year old boy as the ‘Grand Marshall’ of the parade!
Unfortunately we have arrived at the place Jesus warned of, the very days of Noah and Lot, the days of the coming of the Son of Man. it is time to get right with God, to confess that we are sinners and to call upon Him for mercy and forgiveness through the blood of Jesus. “Whosoever will call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved”