[Yes, we know that this largely repeats the message. But what was said is IMPORTANT.]
“For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.”
ONE thing which those who STUDY God’s Word notice is that God will show mercy and save more men before the return of Jesus than He did when He unleashed the flood upon the earth in Noah’s day.
This is partially due to God fulfilling ALL promises made–including those of years and years ago.
“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. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.”
God saved a FEW, that is, EIGHT from Noah and his family.
“Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.”
(When asked how FEW is FEW [referring to Matthew 7:14 [“Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and FEW there be that find it.“], 1PETER 3:20 is usually referenced.]
“The Bible says the few who were saved at the time of the flood was EIGHT.”
So, during the flood, God’s MERCY saved the EIGHT in the ark (Noah, Noah’s wife, Noah’s three sons and his son’s wives.) from drowning.
Compare this (EIGHT saved during the flood) with what God’s Word declares of the time period immediately preceding the return of Jesus Christ.
“And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God. “
“And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel. Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nepthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand. “
And so, God (in His Great Mercy) looks like He will save one-hundred-forty-four thousand in the days before the return of Jesus.
That compares to EIGHT saved from the flood.
[Those who put great stock in the words which flow from their mouths and who are called “Bible teachers” explain away the one-hundred-forty-four thousand as SYMBOLIC LANGUAGE. YET, the Bible not only gives the exact number who are saved: it gives the number as 12,000 from the 12 tribes of Israel.]
EIGHT vs ONE HUNDRED-FORTY-FOUR THOUSAND.
144,000 is still not a large number compared to all who dwell upon the earth.
At any rate, this is one of the few times that life during the end times is BETTER than life during the time of the flood of Noah.
[The reader should be aware that ‘saved’ is not necessarily referring to a PHYSICAL salvation but to an eternal one.]
WAS the reader aware of these numbers?
It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“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: August 31, 2022.]
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