Thursday, August 29, 2013


Jesus told His disciples that just prior to His return to establish His kingdom on earth, men would be like they were in the days of Noah.  God described them by saying, "the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually" (Gen. 6:5).  Jesus said that they would be oblivious to their pending doom, carrying on as they always had; "eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage" (Mt. 24:38).  Are you listening?  

In Noah's day, at least for one hundred years (Gen. 5:32; 7:6), Noah preached the coming judgment of God, and the need for men to repent and trust in Him (2 Pet. 2:5).  Noah's warning to them was not only in his preaching, but it was also seen in the "testimony" of his faith, that is, in the building of a ship of 1,518,750 cubic feet (Gen. 6:14-15)!  When his work was finally completed, only he and seven members of his family believed God (1 Pet. 3:20).  Apparently, the rest of humanity must have either mocked Noah, or ignored him altogether.  Are you listening?

Unlike in the days of Noah, when only Noah was sounding the alarm, today there are thousands of God's children warning a lost and dying world about the return of Jesus.  Even among unbelievers, there is an unusual interest in end-time prophecies.  The Mayan Calendar, Saint Malachy's Papal predictions, Blood Moon predictions, Muslim anarchy, the constant call for a single world government and a single world currency, and even the computer technology that would facilitate a cashless society, have the secular media abuzz.  Are you listening?

This is my warning to you.  Just as Jesus literally fulfilled the first four prophecies contained in the Feasts of Israel [Passover - 1 Cor. 5:7 ("the Lamb" - Jn. 1:29, 36); Unleavened Bread - Heb. 4:15 (leaven symbolizes sin); First Fruits - 1 Cor. 15:20 (first raised never to die again); Pentecost - Acts 2:1 (He founded the Church composed of two leavened loaves:  sinful Jews and sinful Gentiles], He will also literally fulfill the last three [Trumpets - the Rapture and the re-gathering of Israel (Jn. 14:1-3; 1 Thes. 4:16-17; Dan. 9:27); Atonement - judgment of Israel and the nations (Mt. 24:29 - 25:26 ); and Tabernacles - the Millennial Kingdom of Christ (Rev. 20:1-6)].  Are you listening?

Believe in the Lord Jesus, and that God raised Him from the dead! 
Are you listening? 



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