AS IN THE DAYS OF NOAH
Jesus said that in the end times it would be "as in the days of Noah were." When I read the story of Noah I not only read: "that they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage" but also that "the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually." Is it not in our day? Men with such depraved wicked minds, sin soaked, sex soaked, so that nothing is pure anymore! The same wickedness that crucified Jesus is resident in the hearts of men in this generation. Gen. 6:6 "The Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart." Does it grieve the heart of the Lord today that "he had made man?" What type of wickedness would it take to wish we never birthed a child? How wicked does that child need to be in our sight, how repulsive? The scripture continues: "Now the earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and the earth was filled with violence." When God's eyes looked upon the earth it says: "for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth." What a frightening picture, of men that have ruined themselves. A selfish, violent, wicked culture! A God-rejecting culture. This is where we find ourselves. We are comfortable with sin in our day, we call "good, evil and evil, good!" And woe unto us! We want a nice, pretty picture of the world and our goal is to simply share with people "God loves you." Could you imagine Noah preaching "God loves you" with a big smile on his face to that wicked generation. Do you think Noah hanged a sign on the ark saying "God loves you?" We are going to stand before a holy God that has called us to preach repentance to men with our lives and words. Noah was a repentance preacher, firstly that he separated himself from the whole wicked world system, and secondly in his preaching he shared that message. The church cannot preach the true gospel until they have fully repented and are living in that reality. A separated church is the only Church! God is calling men to be separated unto His will from our rotten dirty selfish wills. Hebrews 11:7 says: "by the which he (Noah) condemned the world." He condemned the world by living righteousness and staying pure amidst the moral landslide around him.
As also was in the days of Lot... so will it be just the same on the day that the Son of Man is revealed... Luke 17