Sunday, October 26, 2014

As The Days Of Noah Was

Another reason to live as a Child of God


There is a lot of talk right now, both in this country, and around the world. Is this the "End Times?" Seriously, Ebola, Marburg, Enterovirus and Chikungunya? These diseases were not even on the radar of most people coming into 2014, yet now a days, they are main news topics, and fodder for Right Wing Radio Show Hosts to Blame Obama.

This also has lead many Preachers and TV Hosts to speculate, "Are these God's Wrath poured out onto the World for the Sins that the World has committed. Is the End Near?"

I have heard people quote Verses such as:
"And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God."{Revelation 19:15}

"In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:"{2 Thessalonians 1:8}

" Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them."{Ephesians 5:6-7}
Let me start out today with the Words of Jesus Himself..
"But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."{Matthew 24:36-39}
Anytime, ANY person, including me, ever, comes to you as says the End of Time is upon us, they are lying. Any time ANY person comes to you and gives you a date, time, or even just a time frame, of when the World is going to end, they are guessing at best. Why? Because Jesus said "But of that day and hour knoweth no man." The World as we know it, will come to an end, when GOD says so.

Jesus tells us plainly, that as in the days of Noah, so shall be the End Times. People will be going about their daily lives. What are your plans today? What are your plans in the near future? Are you planning out a Vacation? Looking forward to the Holidays? I Challenge you to go to the Mall. Look around. See all the people coming and going. Actually see them. Families. Kids. Teens holding hands. An old couple holding hands. People happy. People sad. Go somewhere during the week, watch the traffic. See all those coming and going. Some to Work. Some to School. Some going nowhere in particular. Just watch them.

Now imagine this. All of a sudden, it all ends. EVERYTHING. Will it happen as some think called the Rapture? Some of these people just disappear? Diverless Cars crashing. Plane falling out of the sky. Explosions all over the place. Or will you look up and see Jesus coming in the Clouds? Or will you turn on the news and see that our President signed over our Sovereignty to the UN and we become a One World Order, with the Antichrist rising to Power?

Jesus told us..
"Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers placesAll these are the beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before.

Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors."{Matthew 20:4-33}
So it is easy, and very tempting, for people to look around and see the things going on in the World today, and point to this and say "See the End is near." However, by doing so, they are totally discarding Paul's warning...
"But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape."{1 Thessalonians 5:1-3}
Peter's warning..
"But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up."{2 Peter 3:10}
And of course, Jesus's own warning to us..
"But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."
When issuing this warning, Peter said this..
"Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness."{2 Peter 3:11}
Translation? "Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness," "For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night." "Take heed that no man deceive you." "Behold, I have told you before." In one of His parables, Jesus used this phrase.."Occupy till I come." {Luke 19:13}What does it all mean?

Simply put, we do not know when the Lord will return. We have no idea when it will take place. Anyone telling you they do, they are wrong. We must simply live our lives being the Child of God we are. We are not to fear. We are not to doubt. We are not to be mislead. We are to spend the wealth, our Master, The Lord, gave us wisely, until He comes back. In other words, share the Gospel. Create a profit for the Kingdom. Be Sowers of the Seed. Be good Stewards

See God tells us these things are coming. He tells us..
"Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him."{Jude 1:14-15}
He tells us these things so we are not caught off guard. So we are not tricked into believing anything contrary to what He is telling us. So we are NOT one of those He is coming against. He wants others to know what is coming, and that HE, Jesus, is the only Salvation. As in the days of Noah, people will be living their daily lives, coming and going, working and playing, eating and sleeping, Sinning, rejecting and forgetting God, He WILL return. Are you waiting? Are you looking? Are you Saved? Are you sure?

Do you know Jesus as your Savior? Have you been adopted into the Family of God? If not, say this Prayer. Right now. Wherever you may be. Say it in your own words, and do not doubt in your heart. God will hear you. He will send the Spirit of Life to you. Let us Pray..

"Oh heavenly Father, Lord God. I am a sinner. I know this. I know there is nothing I can do to change that. But I know you can. I accept Jesus's sacrifice for me. I repent my sins. Please send the Spirit of Adoption into my life. Help me to get to know the real you. Save me. Please. In the name of Jesus, Amen!"

That's it. It really is that simple. Now go tell someone what you have just done. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." {Romans 10:9} You need to find a Church that God leads you to, and be Baptized the way Jesus said to be. You are now a Child of God. A new Creature. You "have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him." {Colossians 3:10}

If you want to tell me, or comment, question, give testimonials, or just say "Hi," the Email is opntalk@gmail.com

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. {2 Corinthians 13}

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