…continued – Part Two
Jesus Christ came to bring true spiritual Light into the soul of every person (John 1:9). He told us that He is the Light of the world (John 8:12).
Will you believe Him?
Will you believe fully in Him?
There is NO spiritual Light without Jesus – God’s Son.
Let Him bring His Light into your soul.
FEW WILL BE SAVED
Jesus was very diligent in warning His disciples of things to come; both for the immediate future and for days afar off. Jesus was shining the Light of God’s knowledge through prophetic utterance on coming things.
Today, we know the value of warnings. The world is full of warnings. Warning about power lines; restricted zones; chemical dangers; dangerous rip tides, and so on. Today God is warning mankind, and few are listening – just as it was in Noah’s day. Millions were warned by Noah about the coming Judgement but they ridiculed and despised God’s message coming through Noah.
As long as people in the West have their football, their movies, their entertainment, their parties, their coffee, their beer, their drugs, their medicines, petrol for ttheir vehicles, pleasures, and comforts of life, they will see no need to heed GOD’s warnings.
We are now living in the days concerning about which, Jesus drew the disciples attention and our attention, to both Noah and Lot in particular
“But as the days of Noe (Noah) were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
For as in the days that were before the Flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage , until the day came that Noe entered into the ark,
And knew not until the Flood came and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”
Jesus Christ of Nazareth is that Son of man. He is coming at the Father’s good pleasure, in the fulness of time. He WILL come suddenly, and without human advertising.
Jesus said that few will be saved – Matthew 7:14; Luke 13:23,24.
The population of the earth in Noah’s time is unknown to man, but some estimates are as low as 2,500,000 over the ten generations from Adam to Noah. This is a conservative figure. It may have been very much higher. But out of that unknown number, only eight (8) human souls were saved – KEPT ALIVE in the ark out of hundreds of thousands, or possibly multiple millions. Even 8 out of 1,000**, is very few indeed.
Jesus identified in this passage three activities that the people in Noah’s day were consumed with, “eating, drinking, marrying, and giving in marriage“. On the surface, these few things seem to be perfectly alright in themselves.
Jesus was not only simply talking about normal wholesome and needful activity. No doubt they were eating normal food, and drinking clean spring or river water, and were entering into marriage. Normal activity is not a signifcant sign. Those good normal things happen everyday. People do good normal things today too.
Jesus is drawing a comparison between Noah’s day and the end of days. In another place about the end of days (Matthew 24), Jesus says that iniquity shall abound, and the love of many – love for Jesus Christ; natural love of a husband for wife, wife for husband, parents for children and children for parents; and neighbourly love – will all grow cold – because of the increase of wickedness. (“abound means to mulitply. )
When a farmer sows seed, he expects much more than the volume he sowed. He intuitively knows the principle of – What you sow…you reap. You only reap the kind of thing that you sow.
All living cells mulitply extremely fast when given the right environment. The principle of what we sow, is always at work. It was the case in the days of Noah, and it always has been in every generation, and will continue to be in this generation of the early 21st Century.
In Matt 24:22 Jesus says that such circumstances will prevail that if God had not made the end of days short – a limited period of time, no human flesh (and perhaps animal flesh) would be saved.
Today there are in Elberton, Georgia, USA, monolithic granite stones (called The Geogia Guide Stones), with 10 rules in a number of languages. The first reads “Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.” (-Wikipedia) Only FIVE HUNDRED MILLION!!!
That’s the goal of an Elite few over the many. And it fits well into Satan’s diabolical plans for humanity to rid the earth of God’s image and likeness – in the very fabric of man. And with those remaining – the proposed 500,million, Satan wants to rule them with an iron fist like no man could ever rule them.
But Satan – Lucifer, will not be able to do all he wants; God has him on a leash.
Just as Cain plotted to kill his brother Abel, so men have for centuries plotted to kill their fellow man. And money, vast sums of money cahnges hands every year to this end.
In Timothy, Paul writes about the end of days “…perilous times shall come. Men shall be lovers of their own selves (at the expense of others) – in other words selfish, covetous, boasters, blasphemers, disobedient, unthankful, unholy (impure – wicked). They will be without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers (slanderers), incontinent (lack of self control), fierce (savage), despisers of those who are good (hostility against the virtuous). They will be traitors (treasonous), heady (reckless), highminded (conceited), lovers of pleaure more than lovers of God (voluptuous with or filled with pleasures), having a form-(ula, appearance) of godliness but denying the power of godliness (contradicting, refusing the dynamic power of the God to transform lives), from such turn away.” (2 Timothy 3:1-5).
Jesus said “As it was in the days of Noah”. “As it was” means to be or have the same or similar appearance as something else.
Was Jesus speaking about normal healthy and necessary practices of eating and drinking? Unlikely. As we saw in Matthew 24, Jesus said that iniquity – wickedness, shall abound, be in excess everywhere. That is a hallmark of today. And because the time just before the coming of the Son of Man – Jesus, was to be like Noah’s day, it stands to reason that iniquity abounded back then. Iniquity and perversion in these every day activities of eating drinking and marrying and giving in marriage.
But note what Jesus said “…until the day that Noah entered into the Ark.”** Whatever they were doing they were preoccupied with it. They were consumed with it. It was their life. They had no concern at all for their future in relation to what Noah had spent perhaps a hundred years doing….building this, this…massive extraordinary ‘thing’, and preaching about some future far off catastrophe…some flood that was supposed to come an destroy all life on this beautiful earth.
Those people were hungry for and were consumed with temporary things. They were only interested in their bellies and their bodies. They were living in and for the NOW. Eat drink and be merry for tomorrow we die; they would have joked.
The Hebrew word for the ark of Genesis 6 (“tebah”; pronounced taybaw) in Genesis 6-9 means ‘box’. It is a different word than what is used for the ‘ark’ of the covenant – but that also can mean box.
“Marrying and giving in mariage”: this refers not simply to pure and normal activity of a man and his wife concerning marriage, but it’s about perversion of marriage and perversion in marriage, and perversion outside marriage; i.e. all forms of sexual perversion; broadly called ‘Fornication‘. Iniquity concerning marriage.
God established marriage between one man and one woman – for life. As long as they both shall live. When one dies the other is free to marry again, but they ought to be careful not just to marry anyone.
Marriage (as God intended it between one man and one woman) is honourable, and the marriage bed is ‘holy‘; but whore-mongers (prostitutes and libertines) and adulterers (male paramours) God WILL judge.” (Hebrews 13:4)
The Devil has always sought from the very beginning to turn God’s holy marriage Laws and its holy activity upside down, and destroy it completely. He has gone a long way to accomplish his agenda. In Noah’s day marriage was so degraded that daughters taken by a certain class of angelic beings, or demons – called ‘sons of God’. These were evil spiritual beings. Their offspring were non pure human. Not they could not be described as children of men, though their offspring were indeed ‘children’.
The Biblical term “sons of God” always refers to a direct creative work of God. In the old testament, “sons of God” as a term appears in Genesis 6 and in Job chap’s 1, 2, 38 (KJV, LITV, and perhaps some others).
The only time this term refers to the children of men is in the new testament where those who are ‘born again’, born of God – having a spiritual birth, are so named. This is as a direct result of God making them His spiritual sons – children, by the sovereign work of His Spirit.
Adam is called a ‘son of God’ because he was a direct creation of God. Adam did not have a human father or mother. You will read of this in the genealogy of Jesus Christ in Luke 3:38, and of Jesus Himself many times, here in Matthew 27:43 he Jews derided Him but acknowledged that Jesus called Himself Son of God. All other children of Adam are spoken of as that – children of men or of Adam.
Satan saw God create the first man and the woman on the sixth day of creation. And he was intrigue but filled with jealousy, envy, and hatred. He knew that God said – “let us make man in our image, after our likeness” (Genesis 1:26). No other creature had that intent and purpose and unique involvement of God in its creation; not even the angelic hosts of Heaven. And so from the very beginning he began to devise ways in which he could disarm, deceive, dominate and destroy every man, woman and child, and all of the dominion of mankind, the earth, and seas, and everything in them. And he sought to do this because he was not, and he knew it, going to be able to do this in Heaven from which he had been cast out. He had lifted up himself in his heart and mind to the very heights of God’s throne, to overthrow God Himself.
God has a universal Law – Pride precedes a fall; and a haughty spirit before destruction.
(Dear friend, do not either continue in pride against God and His Son Jesus Christ nor lift yourself up against Him in anyway; in word thought or deed. You will fall; and you will be crushed. Rather humble yourself under the mighty hand of God and in due time He will eaxlt you. He wants to exalt you. But He will not exalt a fool – a proud man.
Satan’s devices to bring about his plans of deception, domination and destruction of the human race are numerous. Scientists for decades have been experimenting with human sperm, genes and DNA of animals and ‘aliens (demonic beings), long before such inventions were ever filtered through to the unsuspecting public. These sorts of things don’t happen without top government approval, and huge amounts of money from ‘donors’ with hidden agendas.
Such things happened under Hitler’s reign, and others too, and they are happening under the reign of contemporary ‘princes’ of the earth today. These kinds of things have been canvased by the movies, TV. entertainment and music. Movies are not just entertainment but education – education of the masses? Movies are indoctrination methods to dumb down humanity and educate them with the ideas foreign to and opposing man’s Creator – God.
One of Satan’s devices is to speak truth in such a fantastical way (that is, mixing truth with lies), that very few will ever be able to detect his intentions. They will just enjoy a ‘good’ read, or a good movie. On the one hand, the printed and electronic mass media, which is a manipulation tool in the hands of the very rich, hides the truth, or discloses just little bits of truth encased in a lot of fun or thrill. While fantasy – either science fiction, romance, general fiction, cartoons, is loaded with intent, it is camouflaged in fantasy – make believe, or perhaps misrepresentation of truth and fact, which makes it appear either impossible, incredible – and so is accepted as good entertainment.
The money that fantasy in these forms rakes in for the industry would feed every poor person on the face of the earth just as well as affluent westerners feed themselves. There is no need for anyone on the earth to remain in poverty. But powers that be want to keep the poor in poverty while saying otherwise, so that they can have control over them whenever they want to exercise that power of domination. Their intent is to diminish the earth’s population to a ‘more manageable’ figure – such as 500 millions. But they will not be able to acieve their plans fully. Because God has shortened the days remaining and will bring confusion to their own plans.
One web site says that the Global Entertainment Industry for 2017 is expected to rise above 2 trillion dollars. Gambling; Australia has been listed as having the world’s biggest loses per capita head, in gambling, at $18 billion; ahead of Singapore. About 370 billion dollars were ‘lost’ by the world’s leading gambling nations in 2013. And they love it; both gamblers and money makers. This is another way the devil has stolen from families and especially children in those families – if they still are in families.
God says that men in the last days will love pleasure more than the true God (2 Timothy 3:4). They will love and worship the creature, man or woman whether young or old. They will worship the works of their hands, whether robot, artwork, devices, intellectual property. They will even worship ‘alien’ beings claimed to have come from other dimensions of other galaxies. But these are nothing more than demonic beings – evil spirits which have the intelligence and capabilities to change their appearance so as not to appear as they really are – disgusting and loathsome, and evil smelling. Men will love and worship such things and creatures MORE THAN worship and serve the Living GOD, in spirit and in truth, and in joy and gladness. (Romans 1:25; John 4:23,24; Psalm 105:43; Isaiah 51:11).
These are the last days people.
Are you ready for the Judgment Day of God Almighty?
PLEASE OPEN YOUR EYES – ask God to open them for you.
Run to Jesus Christ. In Him alone is your safety.
END OF PART TWO