During the time leading up to the great flood, the people had no idea what was about to hit them. Much like today, they were so engrossed in enjoying life and satisfying the flesh with no thoughts of the consequences. They were oblivious that the storm clouds were gathering. We are living in a time very similar to that day in which destruction is at the door, but the average person is more concerned about football and other entertainment than the eternal destiny of their souls.
“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, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be,” Matthew 24:38-39 (KJV).
As the above scripture points out, they were unaware of anything happening until it was too late. Perhaps some of them saw the signs, but instead chose to ignore them, brushing them off as not significant. And to top it all off, some guy had lost his mind and was building this ark, when it had never rained before. I’m sure that the scoffers made it a point to stop by each day mocking and asking Noah, “so where’s this rain that you said would come?” In spite of being made fun of he kept his eyes on the promise that God made to him. There may have been times when it just didn’t make any sense to him, but he chose to trust God.
Noah heard God’s voice and warnings and prepared
He chose to listen to God’s voice rather than to those around him who may have tried to talk some sense into him. After all, it had never rained before, so surely he was delusional in his thinking, building this ark. Rather than focus on the temporary pleasures that this world had to offer, he chose to sacrifice for the future that God had in store for him. He acted by faith. “By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith,” Hebrews 11:7 (KJV).
Noah looked like a tin foil hat wearing conspiracy theorist:
For those of you who are considered to be crazed lunatics by your family, friends, and church, just know that Noah was probably the first conspiracy theorist in history. He didn’t have a community of like- minded people and alternative websites to turn to like we do today. He was very alone in his beliefs and chose to walk by faith and not by sight (II Corinthians 5:7). I’m sure that the mainstream propaganda of the day was to pursue ones fleshly desires above all else and life will continue to go on. Contrary to those beliefs, Noah knew that a storm was coming; a day of reckoning, even if that belief went against the popular culture of the day. I’m sure that he was probably called a hater and a bigot as he warned and because of his convictions, yet he pressed on.
Noah and his household were saved on the ark
Because he refused to give in to the pressures of the crowd, Noah and his family, were saved from the destruction. Because he obeyed God rather than cave in to the ridicule that he endured, he and his family abode in the ark of safety during the storm. Meanwhile, those who ridiculed and scoffed at him were overtaken by the flood and perished.
The people of that time (just like today) were more concerned with temporal comforts and pleasure rather than the truth, which led to their demise, but Noah sought God and His promises and lived.
It saddens me that many Christians today are still so focused on blessings and prosperity. The prophets have warned and pleaded with this nation for decades to repent and turn back to God, but have been ridiculed by the church much like Noah. So many believe that those bad things will only happen to other people somewhere else, but will never happen here in America. All I can say is heed the warnings and ask the Holy Spirit to guide you because the door to the ark is closing. Get in before it’s too late.
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