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WORDS OF THE LATTER RAIN

Volume 2, Issue 5, May 2009

5/20/2009

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Marcia' Musings

Ken Nix

Wednesday, 5/20/2009

 

As in the Days of Noah …

Marcia Smeenk

The story is told around the world.  Noah was a preacher of righteousness and he alone was found worthy, along with his wife, his three sons and their wives to escape the imminent destruction on the earth.    Children everywhere know the story – they are delighted at the thought of all the animals on the ark, they listen with anticipation to the story of the 40 days and 40 nights of rain.  They love the story of the birds which were sent out, and they love the rainbow at the end.  But they are not told how this situation evolved, of how man became so wicked.  Four thousand years later the story is still being told.

 

What has been omitted is that the world in the time of Noah was like our time today.   Society had advanced in some respects beyond ours today, with it came the works of evil.  But it didn’t happen overnight, the pattern was subtle and this pattern has again been applied to the unsuspecting world in which we live today.  The pattern has not changed.  Noah preached for 100 years without a single convert for the pattern of darkness had captured the masses. 

“But as the days of Noah were, so shall the coming of the Son of man be.  For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark.”  Matthew 24:37-38

 

The world is not prepared.   Like in the days of Noah, the inhabitants of the earth are oblivious to the reality of their evil ways.  They do not see the darkness in the TV shows and movies they watch, nor in the books they read or in the games they play.   They call good evil and evil good.  They do not see how living in the shadows is darkness, nor how selfishness and pride is the root of sin.

 

But look to the days ahead, we pray, we watch and we wait.  Patience rules the day, patience rules the night.  The war is being waged.  Days are long, nights are short.  Grace abounds.  Hearts are troubled at the scenes of destruction.  Many perish but, alas, the hand of God is seen, the hand of God spares; the mighty power of God stretches forth and causes the destruction to end. The hand of the Lord has intervened to save many of the innocent, many of the lost.  The prayers of the saints crying out for mercy have been answered.  Destruction has not had her way.  The world has been rescued from its brink.  The world, the earth, still lives, life is returned to it, healing has begun.  The waste places are built up.  Life again thrives upon the earth.  It is the millennium, the 1,000 years of peace.

Teach your families, your children, and all you come in contact with of the ways to stay in the light, the pure and simple ways.  Teach them to forsake the ways of the world which lead to destruction.  Teach them to love the truth, the ways of the Mighty Ones of heaven.  Teach them the power of prayer and sacrifice.  The coming millennial generations will have no experience  of darkness of their own from which to draw.  A firm foundation must be built.  Family traditions of stories from the past (some already given) will help to warn of the last acts of evil upon the earth and will save many of  its inhabitants from deception and subsequent destruction.  Tell the whole story of the days of Noah, for what is happening now has happened before, and will happen once again.  But we know the end – and due to the unfailing love and mercy of our Father in heaven and his beloved Son, mankind will once again prevail.

The lessons of the past and warning of future events must be learned,  for the evil one will plan well for his last foray.  Let all be prepared for this day.

 

 

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