Today, May 12, 2018, let us continue our 'series' to understand 'judgment' from the Bible. What are all the different judgments in the Bible? Oh, there is not just 'one', but because Our God is a God of justice, as it is written: 'A scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom' [Psalm 45:6]. So then, there are 'several.
We are studying the judgments that have already occurred. On posts dated April 11, 14, 18, 2018, we delved into the judgment of the Garden 'residents' - Adam, Eve, and the serpent. Now, let us look ever so carefully and pull nuggets of gold from the Flood of Noah's day. [Genesis 5-8] But, because of the significance in being an 'example' of 'the last judgment', we will also look at 'the fire and brimstone judgment' of Lot's Day. [Genesis 18-19]. Please read these chapters to have a 'base' of understanding of the posts. This set of posts shall consist posts from Wednesday, April 25, 2018; Saturday, April 28, 2018. until all on 'judgments', past, present, and future have been shared, for your edification. Welcome back, and, please stay with me and the Holy Spirit. This is an 'important' conversation He desires to have with you.
ARE YOU GETTING THE CLEAR UNDERSTANDING THAT SIN IS A VERY SERIOUS MATTER WITH THE LIVING GOD. AND, HE HAS PROVIDED US WITH A CLEAR AND UNEQUIVOCAL RECORD OF HIS THOUGHTS AND JUDGMENT ON SIN. FOR AS IT IS WRITTEN, 'NOW ALL THESE THINGS BECAME OUR EXAMPLES, TO THE INTENT THAT WE SHOULD NOT LUST AFTER EVIL THINGS AS THEY ALSO LUSTED.'
[1 CORINTHIANS 10:6]
What is the will of God for all humanity? Why do we have the 'written word'? Because God takes no pleasure in the death of sinners, but, desires that all should come to repentance. For real. [Ezekiel 18:23; 33:11; 2 Peter 3:9] God's 'reprieves' or 'delays' are His loving 'cords' drawing you to Him, [Hosea 11:4], while the 'door to salvation' is still open. [Matthew 27:60; Luke 13:24; 13:25; John 10:1, 9; Acts 14:27; 2 Corinthians 2:12; James 5:9; Revelation 3:8, 20] Oh, do not spur the 'chance of and for, a lifetime' - Eternal Life. And, if you are 'in Jesus', are you praying for the salvation of your family, friends, relatives, co-workers, and others??? [James 5:17-20]
No, emphatically NO! God does not want any to perish. God loves you. [John 3:16] And, it breaks His heart when one is so stubborn as not to repent. [Matthew 23:37; Mark 13:34]
The 'situation' in society was so bad back in Noah's day that God even repented of making mankind on earth Genesis 6:6 ...'And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.' ... In the terminology of 'man', God, the Heavenly Father expresses His 'emotions' so that we can 'relate' to Him. He is all knowing, all powerful, and all present, and, is never surprised. But, if you have ever helped someone with your very all selfless concern, and then, they turned on you, through no fault of your own, you have an 'inkling' of an idea of what the Almighty felt. It would have been better, if we had not helped the person, we would think. Well, Abba, Father is expressing these same 'feelings'.
[But, Praise the Lord, He does not 'regret', nor, 'relent' 'His Grace for - SALVATION! [John 3:16] Hallelujah! Amen. Amen.]
We cannot imagine the anguish of our loving Heavenly Father when He looked down upon the earth and saw no one (except Noah) living a Godly life. It was so bad that God said ... Genesis 6:13 ...'The end of all flesh is come before me.' ...
God, the CREATOR, will only bare with peoples' wicked ways for so long, [THE CREATURES], before Judgment comes upon them. And, in answer to the question, 'are we living in days as of the times of Noah and Lot'?, we cannot but realize that, yes, we are living in a 'day' that is exactly like the days of Noah and Lot! And it is getting more and more, 'brazen'! There is no fear of God. There is no shame! There is no 'repentance'! And yet, everyone is hollering for a 'safe zone'!
Now, let's just stop and pause for a moment and think about the number of people who were saved in Noah's day. Man lived for a long time before the flood, like Methuselah, who lived for 969 years! So the population of the earth would have been quite large, into many millions, and yet only 8 were saved! Just think about that, only 8 people truly trusted in God and followed His will. Perhaps, as today, there may have been many others who believed in God and 'in their own eyes' served God, but just as Jesus said in Matthew 7:21-23
...'Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.' ...
Is it not possible that the same would have been true for many people in Noah's day. They would profess to be God's people, but in fact they were still walking in the flesh, in their 'carnal and natural' way, living a life of sin and not obeying God's Commands.
But, although God is a God of justice, He is also a God of mercy. Therefore, He said that man would have 120 years from the time He proclaimed that He would destroy the earth with the flood ...
Genesis 6:3 ...'And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.' ...
Noah would have preached to many people during these years, while the ark was being built. But even though many may have been professing to follow God, they would not open their ears and hearts to the TRUTH and the warning that Noah gave, and therefore perished in the flood. They were not 'doers of the word.' (Genesis 6:5-8; 7:6-24 Matthew 24:37-39; Luke 17:26027; James 1:22)
The same applied to THE PEOPLE OF SODOM AND GOMORRAH IN 'the days of Lot'. 2 Peter 2:7 confirms that Lot 'vexed his soul from day to day with the unlawful deeds'. [2 Peter 2:4-11] So Lot would have been preaching the truth to the people and warning them of their wicked ways. But they would not listen to the 'present truth' of that time and judgment came swiftly upon them unawares!
What is the will of God for all humanity? Why do we have the 'written word'? Because God takes no pleasure in the death of sinners, but, desires that all should come to repentance. For real. [Ezekiel 18:23; 33:11; 2 Peter 3:9]
No, God loves you. [John 3:16] And, it breaks His heart when one is so stubborn as not to repent. [Matthew 23:37; Mark 13:34] Where are YOU, today?? Have you answered - His call?? Amen. Amen.
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