Monday, November 14, 2011

The Day Noah Entered the Ark

We are cruising along during these pre-flood days. There have been many warnings to the people of the world, but each warning tends to make those without "eyes that see" more dull. The people of the world have been put to sleep. We have been watching the worldwide trainwreck occur in slow motion now for so long that many people have lost patience to watch and wait.

What are you talking about brother D? I'm talking about watching for the arrival of the Lord of Hosts. I'm talking about watching and waiting like the wise virgins of Matt 25. In Luke 17 we read this:

Luke17:26“Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.

28“It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. 29But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.

Then the flood came....when? After Noah entered the ark. What happened right up till the day Noah entered the ark? Business as usual, kind of like today. The people living in the world today have a benefit over the people of Noah's day. Warning after warning after warning has been issued to the people of this world over a period of many years. When the Lord does show up, it will not be without warning because the drumbeat of warning has been nonstop for those who are listening.

For many people in the world today, the drumbeat of bad news is just that, news. For many people life goes on, planting, building, buying, selling, eating drinking etc. Things may be a bit tighter than they used to be, but overall life is business as usual. This in itself is a proof for the veracity of the Word of God.

Things have looked like they would collapse under their own weight for a long time now, but "business as usual" goes on. If the Word of God is correct and we know it is, then things will continue to go on this way until those in this world who are found worthy like Noah enter the "ark" and then the flood comes to take away those who are left.

We have had signs of every kind imaginable, everything from right in front of your face economic collapse to signs in the heavens (like Rev 19 playing out in the stars this past September). The world sees it all as one reason after another to scoff and harden their hearts. Those who are watching see it all as mounting evidence that something we know is coming is about to take place.

This leads me to something the Lord shared with me today that I guess you could categorize as a worthiness check for what we read in Matt 7:13-28 and Luke 21:36. Not everyone who calls Jesus Lord is going to be called into the ark or allowed into heaven before or after the rapture of the Church. I am no man's judge, but the Word who is the Lord Jesus judges all things. That Word says there is a narrow path and a small gate that leads to life (Matt 7:14). There is a worthiness factor. Here's where the Lord's mental dialogue with me today comes in. It has to do with Jesus "knowing" you.

Read this:

Matt 7:21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

Have you ever wondered what the Lord meant there? How can a God who knows everything tell many people that He doesn't know them? Obviously He is not referring to a mental knowledge of who a person is. The Lord "knows" as in knowledge knowing -all things. So what kind of "knowing" is the Lord talking about?

Many years ago, if a man was to say he "knew" a woman in the proper context, it would mean he was intimate with her. That man would have been talking about sex but we are not. What we are talking about is intimacy, and that with the Lord. Why are we here on this earth? To get to know the Lord, and to decide whether or not we want to love the Lord. That's it in a nutshell. We are deciding in this life whether or not we want an intimate eternity long relationship with the Lord. Those who do want this relationship become intimately close with the Lord, thus the Lord "knows" us who have been in this type of relationship with Him.

In this sick world people read or hear intimate and they hardwire over to sex. That's Satan's cheap replacement diversion and imitation of what the Lord has called us to.

If we want to be counted worthy of the escape from all that is coming, and if we want to be counted worthy of the kingdom of heaven then we need to be in the kind of relationship with the Lord where He "knows" us, and we "know" Him. It's not the kind of "knowing" this sick world practices. If it was, many many more people would be entering the kingdom of heaven through that small gate that leads to life. As we know from the bible, only a few will make it (Matt 7:14). This was written to us to cause us to think hard about the choices we are making.

We have been called to an intimate very close relationship with the King of Kings. Many people today calling themselves Christians do not "know" the Lord Jesus anymore than they "know" the president of the US, or France or Spain. They know who these people are, but they don't "know" them.

If we don't know the Lord Jesus personally and intimately, do we really think we are going to make it through the small gate?

Although the beginning of the end seems to drag on and on and on, the end is certainly coming. The earth itself is telling us that it is groaning under the weight of the sin that is upon it. Earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, mass animal death, signs in the heavens and last but not least we all can literally feel in our bones that something is not right and things are changing for the worse. Death and the shadow of death are upon the land. Time is short. What does that mean? I don't know.

This year has seen a number of warnings, all of which the world has laughed off and ridiculed. Next year is more than some mythology out of the mayan calendar. We know for a hard scientific fact that we are coming into alignment with the galactic plane. Whats going to happen when we line up? Nobody really knows. Today's "science" is a joke. Everyday I'm reading expert after expert saying "I don't know" when asked the hard questions about whats going on in the skies above us.

People can and do debate what this all means. What they cannot debate is the objective evidence we see with our own eyes in the world around us now. Something is not right and something is causing that "not right" to happen. I dont have to prove to anyone "what" is causing anything, all I have to do is point to the overwhelming evidence in the world around us. What is the Lord going to use in creation to cause what we read in the book of Revelation to happen? We don't really know. Nibiru? Planet X? Asteroids? Comets? Galactic alignment? Who knows. Does it really matter? Not really. Regardless of what the cause is, the effect will be what we read from the mouths of the prophets and the book of Revelation.

What is the Lord saying to us today? Watch and warn. Be ready, be patient. Take nothing for granted, give thanks and rejoice always. Be found as faithful servants and wise virgins when the Master arrives for us. Think hard about how well you know the Lord. Do you "know" Him? and more importantly does He "know" you?.....These things are what this unworthy servant hears the Lord saying today.

grace and peace