It is so good to be back home after dealing with all that goes along with evacuating for Gustav. I was reading my Bible recently and was reminded of some things that Jesus said about the last days pictured in the life of Noah.
26 And as it was in the days of Noah, 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 Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
Jesus told us to look to the lessons in Noah’s flood for insight in these last days. He told us that man’s heart was wicked and was consumed with evil almost constantly. The Lord really had to do something because of the deterioration of mankind. Today is no different than the days of Noah. The wickedness of man is crying out for judgement.
Noah experienced the grace of God to spare him and His house from the coming judgement. Gen. 6:8
8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
The Lord revealed Himself to Noah by the grace of God. Today, He is revealing Himself to a remnant by His grace.
The grace or favor of God brought several things to Noah.
1. It brought protection through the ark.
2. It brought a great migration of beasts, a type of the great migration of souls to Christ in the last days
3. God remembered Noah and sent His wind.
Gen. 8:1 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters assuaged;
What was Noah’s response? After the water receded Noah brought an offering of thanksgiving to the Lord. Gen. 8:20-9:1
20 And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
21 And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.
22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
All of us can learn a lesson from Noah. We are
kept safe by the grace of God. He is preparing a harvest for us. He has sent the wind of the Spirit in these last days. What can we do? Bring an offering and give thanks to the Lord.