According to the bible and a hebrew lunar equivalent translator, today is the anniversary day of Noah entering the ark. Today is a great day to pray for all the brothers, your family and yourself, that we may be counted worthy to escape all thats about to happen and stand before the Son of man.
I think the Lord laid a doozy on me this morning regarding the day of the escape. We know that those found not watching when Jesus arrives will be caught by the Lord's coming as a thief in the night. They will not be ready for it.
Revelation 3:3 'So remember what you have received and heard; and ...
... and repent. If therefore you shall not watch, I will come on you as a thief,and you shall not know what hour I will come on you.
notice also that Rev 3 is the place we find being kept from the hour of temptation to come on the entire earth...If you are not watching there will be a price for it.
On the day of the escape we will know when the escape is about to happen. That's the "doozy" laid on me this morning. A quick look at the word of God confirms this is many places.
The coming of the Son of man will be just like what? The days of Noah and Lot:
Gen 19:12 And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place: 13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it. 14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.
15 And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city. 16 And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the LORD being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city. 17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.
What happened there^^? The night before, angels showed up and told Lot "we're going to destroy this place" then the next morning they all got up and left. That's both notification and time before the escape and destruction took place..
1 And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation. 2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female. 3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth. 4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth. 5 And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him.
6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth. 7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
What happened here^^? The Lord told Noah to go into the Ark, but they did'nt just load up in 5 minutes, what did Noah have to do? He had to load a sample of all the animals on the earth into that ark. You still wondering why the Lord gave Noah 7 days to get it loaded? People try to spiritualize the 7 days saying "7 days=7 years" of tribulation then it rained. To that I say "way to overlook the obvious and insert a meaning that's not there." We are told what the purpose of the 7 days was..TO LOAD the ark. Bottom line here? The Lord said to Noah (paraphrasing) 'you have 7 days to load the Ark, then I'm bringing the flood.' Know what that is? Prior notification..in this case 7 days, that the flood was in the near future. Before I leave this let me throw out something else to debunk the whole "7days=7 years of tribulation" idea. The period of destruction..the rain was 40 DAYS, not 7....The 7 days of loading the ark were untroubled days of getting into the ark..period, so people please stop 'spiritualizing' straightforward statements of fact in the bible.
^^ That's two proofs of prior notification of imminent escape and destruction.
The parable of the virgins:
Matt 25 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. 2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: 4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. 6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. 7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. 9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. 11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. 13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
What happened there^^ ? At midnight the cry went out, the bridgegroom is coming! That's as "in your face" of a direct "here's how it plays out" as you can get. They were told "he's coming..now." Then what happened? The foolish virgins went to buy more oil.....time elapsed.... If Jesus showed up right away after the annoucement "the bridegroom cometh" then the foolish virgins would'nt have had time to attempt to go buy more oil. While the foolish went to attempt to buy oil, the Lord came, left and shut the door. What's this all add up to?
Another, third proof of prior notification of imminent escape and destruction.
We are'nt finished yet:
26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. 27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; 29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. 30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. 31 In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. 32 Remember Lot's wife. 33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it. 34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. 35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 37 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.
Here we see the same thing. Stuff in the house, don't go down and attempt to get it. You in the field? Don't think about returning from the field. What would make those on the rooftop or in the field think to go down to the house or return from the field? Notification of escape and destruction..in advance....Remember Lot's wife.....
That's number 4^^
This is another proof of prior notification of imminent escape and destruction.
The text in Matt 24 mirrors Luke 17, again, confirming the pattern.
We are told to remember Lot's wife. Closely allied with this warning is the warning of from the parable of the virgins. The virgins who were not ready, did'nt have time to get ready. At the time of the advance warning, stay put and say goodbye to this world in your heart and mind, GOODBYE. All strings, all attachments severed. That's the lesson of Lot's wife..she looked back.
A note on both Noah and Lot, they both left with their families. I think the Lord knows that saying goodbye to the world is one thing, family is another.
Why did the Lord bring this to my attention this morning? Who knows. Why is that the subject of todays posting? Today is the anniversary of Noah going into the ark. Remember the warnings guys....remember Lot's wife, remember how the foolish virgins screwed up and don't put yourself in their place. Warnings are a blessing not a burden. Forewarned is forearmed, ever heard that before? Warnings are an act of love and mercy. We have been warned in so many different ways in the bible but men choose to blow all the warnings off and live their babylonian form of manmade tradition instead. No warnings are needed for these people since they all approve of each others traditions and practices. Who cares if the Lord HATES what they are doing, they love it.
We have been warned. Take the word of God very very seriously. On that day and it may be today, when you hear his voice, do not turn back, remember Lots wife. Grace and peace