The Door is About to Shut

May 22, 2019

Matthew 24:37-39

37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39 and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.

See, in Genesis 7:1-4, Noah and his family entered the ark SEVEN DAYS PRIOR to the flood actually beginning.  Who knows what they heard outside the ark during those seven days, but I am sure at some point people were standing around it making a mockery of them as they sat and waited on God.  In addition, we do not know how wonderful the weather may have looked during those seven days, probably looked beautiful and ‘as usual.’  And people went  along in their everyday lives doing as they usually do, continuing in their wickedness before God.

But after seven days it all changed.  This is what God is saying in regards that it would be like the days of Noah.  Just because ‘nothing has happened’ doesn’t mean it won’t.  I am sure all the people that died in the flood and those that mocked Noah for so many years thought, “this guy is crazy!”

No one knows when God will shut THAT door.  But it wouldn’t be the best scenario to be on the other side of the ark, when He allows the floods to come.  He may not flood the entire earth again literally, but He does plan to destroy it in the end (Rev.21), and that goes along with all the ones that were like those that opposed Noah.

Another term for flood is a ‘tempest’ or ‘storm.’  In Job 27, God shares what He will do with the godless:

Terrors overtake him like a flood;

in the night a whirlwind carries him off.

21 The east wind lifts him up and he is gone;

it sweeps him out of his place.

22 It hurls at him without pity;

he flees from its power in headlong flight.

23 It claps its hands at him

and hisses at him from its place.

Now it’s important to understand that how God sees people without Him is different than how people in the fleshly nature perceive people as ‘being without God.’  See, GOD cut them off.  They did not have a choice to be His…HE cut them off (John 15:1-2).  Once they were cut off, He does not hear their cry in their distress (Job 27:8-9).  Because He reveals in all of it that they do not call on the Lord at ALL TIMES (Job 27:10).  He called them tyrants, or also known as bullies or giants (Job 27:13-20).  God will shut this man out. He is the tempest coming (Ps. 83:15-18).

The door is about to shut.  Hear what the Spirit is saying…

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