As It Was in the Days of Noah: Selective Dyslexia or Collective Amnesia?

As I pondered on several news items on the headlines all around the world, several things cascaded through my mind each trying to take centre stage. Yet, this scripture came to mind as Jesus was being asked in the days of yore, “What would be the signs of Your coming?”

“The Arrival of the Son of Man will take place in times like Noah’s. Before the great flood everyone was carrying on as usual, having a good time right up to the day Noah boarded the ark. They knew nothing—until the flood hit and swept everything away (Matthew 24:37-39 The Message (MSG)

From the above scripture, a few things can be easily deduced from the words of Jesus making reference to the times of Noah.

1. There was a great flood (a form of judgment on those who had committed sin and despised God and His commandments

2. Everyone carried on as usual having a good time (everyone carrying on in life enjoying the pleasures this world brings and pursuing the rat race of life)

3. There was a termination date upon which judgment would commence

Going further into the book of beginnings where we can establish fully what else occurred during the times of Noah.

Taking a peek at Genesis from chapters 5 though to 10 and Hebrews 11 we would seek to see what else were the events that occurred around the times of Noah and see if they relate to our days.

Gen 6:4 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.  

Points to Note: (This verse holds the key to revealing some of the effects of aliens around us today. It reveals amongst other things that the union between angels that had left their first estate (the sons of God as referred to in the verse and the daughters of men {earthly females} had coital union that gave rise to Giants {Nephilims}. The Nephilims were super human in height, stature and intelligence (intelligence from outside the earth’s realm). In today’s world they don’t literary have the tall statures anymore as they’ve adapted well to the human genetics but they still possess super intelligence.

Advances in cloning, cell genetic manipulation between man and animals et al speak to the presence of this reality.  It also speaks to the destruction of the sole aim of reproduction, today the world is in throes of Gay rights, Lesbianism, transgender, Bi-sexual et al. leaving the natural use for which God created male and female.

Does it surprise us any further the advent of UFOs (aliens), the more recent movies in the cinemas having alien invasion and extra terrestrial travels in them? Is this preparing our minds for the reality of having them live with us?

Gen 6:5-7 God saw that human evil was out of control. People thought evil, imagined evil—evil, evil, evil from morning to night. GOD was sorry that He had made the human race in the first place; it broke his heart. God said, “I’ll get rid of my ruined creation, make a clean sweep: people, animals, snakes and bugs, birds—the works. I’m sorry I made them.

Points to Note: The thoughts, patterns and lifestyle of the people in those days were that of violence, doing things that were contrary to God’s command and dictates for man to use the earth. The corruption that the world has gotten itself to would literary make God apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah should the world not be judged!

Gen 6:8 But Noah was different. GOD liked what he saw in Noah.  

Points to Note: Noah found grace in the sight of the Lord, in a time when there grace wasn’t present; Noah walked in Grace. How much more you and I who live in the era of God’s grace?

Gen 6:9-10 This is the story of Noah: Noah was a good man, a man of integrity in his community. Noah walked with God. Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Points to Note: Yet, God had a remnant that maintained righteousness and held God and His words in high esteem. Question: Can God say this about you?

Gen 6:11-13 As far as God was concerned, the Earth had become a sewer; there was violence everywhere. God took one look and saw how bad it was, everyone corrupt and corrupting—life itself corrupt to the core. God said to Noah, “It’s all over. It’s the end of the human race. The violence is everywhere; I’m making a clean sweep.

Points to Note: One day the cup of iniquity of the earth would be full, and God the righteous Judge would bring His judgment upon the earth and all that is therein   Gen 6:22 Noah did everything God commanded him to do.

Gen 7:1 Next GOD said to Noah, “Now board the ship, you and all your family—out of everyone in this generation, you’re the righteous one.

Points to Note: God kept speaking, alerting Noah to the closeness of His judgment that was coming upon the earth. Even though Noah had been building the ark for about a hundred and twenty years (which seemed like he was a lunatic building an ark when it had neither rained before, nor had the earth been flooded with water) he also kept preaching righteousness to all who would heed, but no one seemed to care that the Master was calling for repentance and return to salvation.

Gen 7:2-4 “Take on board with you seven pairs of every clean animal, a male and a female; one pair of every unclean animal, a male and a female; and seven pairs of every kind of bird, a male and a female, to insure their survival on Earth. In just seven days I will dump rain on Earth for forty days and forty nights. I’ll make a clean sweep of everything that I’ve made.”

Points to Note: There came a time specific, when God said “In seven days (kairos), I would bring Judgment upon the earth. Previously it had seemed like the warnings were indefinite (chronos). Have we had cause to think God wouldn’t return soon to judge the earth of its sins? Or you’re still enjoying the pleasures of this life, God should hold His peace? Be alert, for lo! Soon He cometh like a thief in the night (ask the Wise and Foolish Virgins)”

Gen 7:5 Noah did everything GOD commanded him.

Points to Note: Twice, we see from the scriptures we’re considering that Noah did everything (totally, entirely in obedience) that God had commanded him. Showing that it is also possible for us to keep God’s laws and commandments to us to live a righteous and holy life.

Gen 7:6 Noah was 600 years old when the floodwaters covered the Earth.

Points to Note: The judgment of God finally did come as God had revealed a long time ahead.

Gen 7:15 And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life.  

Points to Note: Only those who had the breath of life (the breath of God) uncorrupted by this world and all that rules it would be certified fit to go with the Rapture.

Gen 7:16 And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.

Points to Note: There would be a final sealing by God himself to shut out all those who had previously rejected him and His message of salvation.

In conclusion of our bible study, the writer of Hebrews describes Noah in the hallmark of Faith as this.

Hebrews 11:7  By faith, Noah built a ship in the middle of dry land. He was warned about something he couldn’t see, and acted on what he was told. The result? His family was saved. His act of faith drew a sharp line between the evil of the unbelieving world and the rightness of the believing world. As a result, Noah became intimate with God.

Points to Note: He obeyed God not his mind to build a ship in dry land. It wasn’t something that the natural mind could grasp. The result was he was saved by faith and his household also Righteousness was the key to Noah being reckoned to have been intimate with God

Points to Ponder Upon:

1. Am I living righteously according to God’s divine purpose for my life?

2. Am I living obediently to all that God commands me to do?

3. Am I a pattern of the world? Or a pattern showing forth godliness?

4. Am I walking and working prepared knowing that there is judgment soon?

Prayer Points:

God give me the grace and ability to hold on to the end, that my life would be an example of a believer in word, in truth and in deeds

God help me to walk uprightly, that when the prince of this world cometh, he shall have nothing in me .

Further Reading:

Who Were the “Giants” in the Days of Noah? By John D. Morris, Ph.D.
http://www.icr.org/article/540/

Noah – A Righteous Man
http://christianity.about.com/od/oldtestamentpeople/p/noahprofile.htm

The Ghastly Truth About The Days Of Noah by Gary Stearman (Prophecy in the News)
http://www.raidersnewsupdate.com/ghastlyufos.htm

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