Welcome, friends, to another week. I did not post yesterday due to a hectic schedule; I apologize. I appreciate your patience. I hope your week was pleasant. God laid the days of Noah on my heart. Some may disregard this week's blog, while others may agree. Sadly, many "Christians" do not understand the times in which we live. Therefore, today's blog is about the last days. I touched on this subject a bit last year; however, it seems as if the signs have tripled since.
As it was in the days of Noah, even so it will also be in the days of the Son of Man. 27 They ate, they drank, they married, and they were given in marriage until the day that Noah entered into the ship, and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise, even as it was in the days of Lot: they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; 9 but in the day that Lot went out from Sodom, it rained fire and sulfur from the sky and destroyed them all. 30 It will be the same way in the day that the Son of Man is revealed. Luke 17:26-29
What was going on in the days of Noah? People were marrying. Today people are still marrying (not necessarily male to female), having babies, adopting, or murdering children. Two- every sin imaginable is opening presenting itself: cheating, stealing, lying, partying, drinking, murdering, practicing homosexuality, rioting, and other acts contrary to the word of God. Some churches have become more like the world to attract people for more money. (Please see my previous blog about divisions in the church. Sadly, many do not care about God's righteousness, thus perverting his word to justify their sins.
In Noah's day, people were doing the same things today. As mentioned above, people were marrying, starting families, partying, and participating in other activities. Just as their activities were routine in the days of Noah, ours are routine now with several exceptions. We pay for items using plastic money, shop at groceries stores, live in homes, and use motorized transportation. We also have modern conveniences such as cell phones, televisions, 24-hour cable broadcasts, and computers.
God told Noah (God's messenger) to build an ark, which he did. Many people thought Noah was a crazy man. At the same time, many mock any mention of his return. Likewise, today many think anyone preaching the gospel is crazy and outdated. Many people living on the planet are too busy using social media, watching sports activities, and fighting about issues that do not and will not matter. Local bars continue to fill each weekend with people desiring a good time, and churches continue to be half-full, full or overflowing with people wanting to hear feel-good messages rather than the truth. Women continue murdering their infants (calling it "My body, my choice), and the world has become a place of "I don't care about sin."
Our world is in a deplorable state of affairs. Governments have embraced the "woke" (alerting to social injustice or racism) agenda; however, in doing so, they have become pawns in a more extensive political agenda hidden by many facets bringing in the New World Order (just as the Bible predicted). Like in Noah's day, before the flood, God instructed Noah to build a giant ark to save Noah and his family. Likewise, God is also readying true believers for the sound of his trumpet.
On the other hand, Satan is readying the world for his arrival and gathering all non-believers to worship him. Billions of people do not pretend to care about their souls or Christ's return. It is too easy to look the other way, deny sins and maintain appearances. The world is readying itself by slowly implementing digital currency, a one-world government (they are already calling for this.), and tracking people using microchips. Social credit scores (a score given to those who comply or do not comply with governments- similar to our financial credit score today) are already in use in China, and Israel's government is collapsing. Governments are in chaos, and World War Three is on the horizon. Remember, nothing happens without God's approval.
When we talk about the return of Christ, we discover these facts: 58 % of Christians believe Christ will return by 2050 (which is an increase from 2010 of 17%). Some say he will probably return within the next 40 years (20%), and 28% say he will not come back at all. https://www.pewresearch.org/religion/2013/03/26/us-christians-views-on-the-return-of-christ/
We find the gospel in first Corinthians 15:1-4, which reads as follows:
Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. 3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
Christ tells believers to watch. He also tells believers to watch Israel as God's timepiece. As "believers," we should believe the entire Bible. Sadly, the gospel does not affect those who prefer the joys of this world. Many people laughed at Noah and his family just as people laugh at Christians today.
Now for the good news! Jesus's blood covers all sins- past, present, and future. Just when you thought you could not be saved or forgiven- Christ died for all of us. He is compassionate, kind, and forgiving, and his grace never ends. No one can outrun him. He is kind, and he wants all to be saved. How does a person become forgiven? First, one must believe Jesus died on the cross for their sins- without any reservations. Next, believe from the heart and not the mind. Anyone can believe from the head, but it is the heart that saves. That's it. There is nothing more to salvation. Time is short.
I hope you have a great week. One of the songs I like is “Just when you think”. It tells the story about forgiveness, God’s love, and his grace. Please do not forget to visit YouTube for the shortened companion video to this blog. Please email me at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or mailto:email@example.comThanks for stopping by, and have a great week.