“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.”
“And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.”
“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be”
Jesus talked about the times before He returned being like the days of Noe (Noah). He spoke of men so completely comfortable with sin, many did not even consider what they were doing to be wrong.
Specifically, he spoke of men in the end times being completely surprised by their sudden destruction (just as in the days before the flood).
He also spoke of people living their lives, both in the days before the flood and in the days before He returned.
“For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark”
By comparing what the Bible says about the days before the flood, we can also see what the days before Jesus returns will be like. Likewise, by comparing what the Bible declares about the end times, we can see what the times before the flood were like.
God’s Word has much more to say about the end times than the time before the flood.
PART FIVE: Mysteries of the Pre-Flood Civilization
It will be a very wicked time before Jesus returns.
“And 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.”
The time before Jesus returns will be wicked indeed. Descriptions of what that wicked time will look like abound throughout the New Testament, particularly in Revelation.
It is a time of earthly-mindedness and carnal pleasures before Jesus returns.
“The earth also was corrupt before God…And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.”
In the time before Jesus returns, men will be totally consumed by affairs of the flesh and the activities and things of this world.
“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. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;”
Eating, drinking, buying, selling, going to weddings: living their lives. People will be so caught up in the distractions of day-to-day living, they will forget all about Jesus.
Until He returns.
Though they have been warned for the last 3500 years, men will be completely taken by surprise.
It will also be a very violent time before Jesus returns.
“…and the earth was filled with violence.”
Accounts throughout the New Testament, particularly Revelation, confirm the earth will indeed be filled with violence and death before Jesus returns.
These are a few of what can be deduced of the last days by referring to accounts of the time before the flood.
“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be”
In the next installment, we’ll look at what can be inferred about the time before the flood by referring to the times before Jesus returns.
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Is the reader ready for the climax of human history?
“But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: April 25, 2016.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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