The BIBLE says, “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations and Noah walked with GOD. And Noah (at five hundred years old) begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth…And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him. And Noah was six hundred (600) years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.” (Genesis 6:8-9; 7:5-6) We’ve got to “GET IT RIGHT!” before its too late!
BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:
We serve an awesome GOD who can do anything but fail. The Lord GOD called a simple but “righteous man” who was 500 years old and gave him three sons (when he was 500 years old). More so, Noah was not on Viagra or stimulants! We must not forget Noah’s unnamed wife (who was quite a woman and birthed Shem, Ham, and Japheth). Between the ages of 500 to 600, Noah preached the Word of GOD as he and his sons built the Ark. By the age of 600, Noah, his sons (who were about 100, 99, 98 years old), the women folk, and all the animals entered the Ark. WOW-WEE! I cannot picture a 100-year-old man having sex and building huge ships, let alone a 600-year-old man. Most elderly people cannot hammer a nail into a piece of wood; instead, they sit outside on the porch in a rocking chair enjoying the sun.
JUDGMENT FOR THE OLD AND NEW WORLDS: In Noah’s days, “God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually [and so He decided to destroy it].” (Genesis 6:5)
SOUNDS LIKE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE YEAR 2013! In paraphrasing, the New Testament says, “…the people [past, present, and future] of the world are willingly ignorant of the Word of God and about the heavens of old:
(A) Lucifer’s Deluge (the Pre-Adamite World) – the Earth was standing out of water. Whereby the World that then was overflowed with water and perished – everything died (men, plant life, fish, fowls, beasts, critters, etc.) and the sun, moon, stars, and planets no longer gave their lights. This disaster was caused after the war in Heaven and Lucifer and his defiant angels fell from to the Earth;
(B) Noah’s Deluge – God rained upon the earth for 40 days and nights and the earth was destroyed by WATER, with the exception of the fish, plant life, Noah and his family, the animals aboard the Ark, and the sun, moon, stars, and the planets continued to shine;
(C) Modern Times – But the heavens and the earth, which are NOW (after Noah‘s flood), by the same Word are kept in store, reserved unto FIRE against the Day of Judgment (JESUS’ second coming) and the perdition of ungodly men and women.” (II Peter 2:10; 3:5-7)
FOR YOUR INFORMATION: The Lord is not slack concerning His promise as some of us are slow and lackadaisical as we procrastinate about some things, with the exception of the things we like to do!
As in Noah’s days and the ancients, the people of 2013 are just as sinful and scoffers of the truth: they have eyes full of adultery; they cannot cease from sin; they have beguiling unstable souls; they have exercised with covetous practices (taking things which do not belong to them); and they have cursed children (who are as sinful as their parents and adults. In fact, young teenagers are killing innocent little children and babies for no earthly reason.
The Bible says,
(1) “They have forsaken the right way and are gone astray following the way of Balaam [a prophet who knew the God of Israel and he fell from obedience; also Balaam was a descendent of Esau, the eldest son of Isaac; and Esau was the twin brother to Jacob.] [Notes: like his father (Bosor, a.k.a. Beor), Balaam loved the wages of unrighteousness and he was hired by the king of Moab (Balak) who wanted him to curse the children of Israel. How could Balaam curse Israel when God blessed them?] But Balaam was rebuked for his iniquity. The dumb ass (which he was riding) spoke with a man’s voice and forbade the madness of the prophet. [Notes: The dumb ass saw the Angel of the Lord (JESUS) standing in the pathway with His sword drawn to slay them].” (II Peter 2:15-16) Are we like Balaam? If so, do we need a dumb ass to tell us what is right and wrong?;
(2) “For when they [kings, queens, prime ministers, the government, people of high authority, judges, elected officials, doctors, etc.] speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh and through much wantonness. Those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. While they promise them liberty they themselves are the servants of corruption.” (I Peter 2:18-19) Amen, Brothers and Sisters as this is the Gospel truth! As a matter of fact, you can go to a psychiatrist or psychologist for counseling and the psychiatrist or psychologist may be a nut himself/herself! The problem is, “You just don’t know it!” I challenge you to ask him/her a few questions and I promise you will ask them to take the couch!
IN SUMMARY: We’ve got to “GET IT RIGHT!” as 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.
In paraphrasing, the Word of God says, “Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved [our houses, money, wealth, lands, buildings, cars, airplanes, boats, villas, the heavens, the solar system, etc.), we need to focus on “Getting It Right.” Question: What manner of persons ought we to be? We should engage in all holy conversation and godliness [not filthiness]. Also, we should be looking for and hastening unto the coming of the Day of GOD. Thus, according to His promise, we should look for the new heavens and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness.” (II Peter 3:11-12) Honey, I call this not only “GET IT RIGHT!” but an upgrade to “GOT IT RIGHT!”
Have a Blessed Day!