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Noah and the End Times

Noah.

He’s a man we are all familiar with if you’ve been in church for any length of time.

Can I assume you’ve heard the story of The Ark; with Noah being told by God that it’s going to rain and that he needs to build an Ark to protect him and his family along with animals.

Why?

Because the world had become wicked and evil.  So wicked and evil that God regretted creating mankind.

If you’re not family with these events, take a read of Genesis Chapter 6 – 9, it might help you understand where I’m going next.

As I’ve said before, my reading of Scripture often comes with thoughts that are out of the box – thoughts that I’m not sure where they come from.  Sometimes I wonder if I’m the only one who thinks this way but I’m afraid to google the internet to find out fearing I might be sane.

While going to lunch with my husband today, this thought of Noah’s life being a prophecy for end times got stuck in my mind.  I couldn’t shake it so as soon as I got home, I had to re-read it.

I am a firm believer that everything in the Old Testament is a foreshadow and prophecy of things to come in what we call the New Testament.  Jesus Himself said He came not to demolish the law but to fulfill it.

These events of Noah take place long before Jesus arrives on Earth but influence when He arrives again.  Journey with me here.

Genesis Chapter Six begins with the rise of wickedness among mankind.  The sons of God began marrying the daughters of men.  God looked down from heaven and said,

“I will wipe mankind, whom I created, off the face of the earth, together with the animals, creatures that crawl, and birds of the sky – for I regret that I made them.” Genesis 6:7.

Then we see Noah arrive on the scene.  A man whom found favor with God, was righteous and blameless, and walked with God.  A rare man in those times (and in today’s times as well).

Noah was told by God to build an Ark because He was going to destroy the Earth and everything on it – grass, animals, people.  Creation He Created and He was going to destroy it all because of wickedness.

But, there was a plan.  There’s always a plan with God.  He couldn’t destroy Noah and his family because of Noah’s righteousness. He even allowed Noah to bring animals to save them as well.

The rest of the events are recorded like a movie.  Contrary to what the movies imply, Noah and his family were the only one who knew what God was going to do.  There’s no record of anyone helping him, him warning others, or people making fun of him.  Noah just did what God commanded. Then the rains came.

And came, and came.  For 40 days and nights, it rained.  Noah wasn’t worried, he and his family were safe. Finally the Earth dried and Noah and his family along with the animals were let out of the Ark.

Noah being the righteous man he was, made an altar and worshipped God as soon as he got off the Ark.

 

Now, you’re probably wondering how this relates to End times.  Well, I’m not a theologian or an end-time specialist. I’m just a girl who loves the Word of God and well, has interesting thoughts.

 

Looking over the events of Noah and the Flood brings me to Revelation and the events of when Jesus returns.  I see similarities of the Saving of the World.

Not that I believe that we are going to be transported to Heaven when Jesus comes back on an Ark, we somewhat are – our bodies.  Scripture says that our bodies will be transformed into Glory.

During the last days, the earth and the wicked people will be destroyed, and God’s people will be saved.  The Ark is a symbol of protection like the Seal the Holy Spirit has sealed us with (Ephesians 1:13).

I’m not trying to open a discussion of end-times prophecy, but Noah’s life gives me hope.  From reading about his life, we have something he didn’t – Jesus.  We can warn people of what’s going to happen and that they can be saved by believing in Jesus.

Because one day soon, Jesus is coming back.  And since today’s world feels a lot like Noah’s world, there may not be time to “build an Ark.”

So be ready – Jesus is the Savior – He is the Ark.

Oh, and when I get to Heaven, the first thing I’m going to do is Worship God {Just like Noah did!!}

 

 

 

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