What does ‘as in the Days of Noah’, Matthew 24:37-39, actually mean? Understanding the Days of Noah is vital for End Times.
In the Days of Noah people were so preoccupied with their daily lives they disregarded the warnings of God’s impending judgement, just as they do today. People laugh at you in mockery with hardened hearts, when you say that God is about to judge the world. They say, “Who is God? I don’t need Him.” They see themselves as being totally self-sufficient to the point they deny the existence of God.
Methuselah lived to be 969 years old, then came the Flood. Noah was 600-years-old when The flood occurred, in the year 1656 after creation.
Noah was tested to the limit. During the long building of the Ark, Noah and his family would have been the centre of mocking entertainment. Then God closed the door, Genesis 6:16 and those inside the Ark would have heard friends, family and neighbours screaming to be let in. It was too late. What agony and grief the family would have experienced. Did Noah have brothers and sisters, cousins, aunts and uncles?
Noah and his family spent a year in the confines of the Ark. They came out to an entirely different world than the one they had known.
Noah’s day was marked by moral decline and spiritual apathy, with lawlessness abounding. Mankind had totally lost the recognition of the awesomeness of a Holy God. They preferred idols made by man.
Every intent of the thoughts of man’s heart was only evil continually, Genesis 6:5. They saw no need of repentance and the stories of a coming judgement were just a myth to frighten naughty children. The people chose to ignore God’s offer of salvation.
God gives the created a free will, with the right to choose between right and wrong, believe in God, or turn away. At the time of the flood, only eight souls chose to believe in God, out of around 174 million people. If Christ came back tonight, how many would be saved our of 8 billion people? If Christ came back tonight, how many would be saved out of 8 billion people?
The Rainbow Promise
God promised the rainbow would be seen in the sky as a reminder of His eternal covenant with man, Genesis 9:16. In the 1970s the Lesion Gay Bisexual Transgender community, LGTB, took the sign of the rainbow as their symbol. This is so symbolic of the great counterfeiter, Satan.
Jesus said, “Just as it happened in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the days of the Son of Man, Luke: 17:26. Once again, man’s imagination and thoughts of the heart are evil continuously. There is widespread corruption and wickedness. God’s judgement on the earth is once more imminent, according to the signs of the times, Matthew 24:3-31.
Tower of Babel
Following the Flood, God limited man to a one-hundred-and-twenty-year lifespan, Genesis 6:3. Noah saw the Tower of Babel incident because he lived 350 years following the Flood, Genesis 9:28. The Tower of Babel proves once again, that man had gained little understanding from the Flood judgement. Why are we so stubborn that we learn little from history.
Even limiting man to a 120-year lifespan, there would have been around 920,000 people at the time of the Tower of Babel and they all spoke one language. This allowed man to rise to unbelievable heights of arrogance and foolishness in believing they could reach God. Once again, the created believed he could best the Creator.
One Language Today
Today, speaking one language is again in full force through the power of social media and the Internet. Man, again rules by his own will, just as Lucifer thought he could do, Isaiah 14:13,14.
Creation is God’s sole domain, yet man believes he can create anything he wants to and become a god in his own right. God made man in His image, now man makes AIs in man’s image, with no limitations. Many fear the world of artificial intelligence and its propensity for evil, but the genie is out of the bag.
As in the days of Noah, there is no limitation to what man thinks he can achieve. There is even talk of giving man the ability to live to 150-years-old.
The Babel community was ruled by politics, just as politics rules the world today. Combine that with knowledge doubling every 12 hours and it is indeed perilous times. The stage is all set for the rise of one super-power politician with the answers for world peace. The Antichrist.
Perilous Times as in the Days of Noah
Just as it was in the Days of Noah, we live in perilous times, filled with pleasure-seeking, materialism, immorality, violence, idleness and a rejection of all things godly, 2 Timothy 3:1-5. That was written nearly 2000 years ago, yet it epitomises as in the Days of Noah and today.
It is estimate that 6,500 people die each hour, or 155,000 per day. Does that include all the wars, gun violence, famine and sickness we see in the world today? Watch the world death clock for just a few minutes. What percentage of the people who die accept what Christ did at Calvary?
Believers Caught Away
As in the Days of Noah God refused to strive anymore with man. We are back to the same conditions as it was then and maybe even worse..
True believers will suddenly be caught away, as promised in the Bible, 1Thessalonians 4:17. Hollywood tried to turn this to commercial advantage, with the 2014 film Left Behind, but it was a box-office flop. The 2023 sequel Left Behind Rise of the Antichrist is coming, making light of such a serious subject. God will not be mocked, Galatians 6:1.
What percentage of people will be left behind when the Rapture takes place? What utter chaos will reign? Multitudes will come to a saving knowledge during the Tribulation period, Revelation 7:9. Perhaps they will be the ones who finally acknowledge that what Christians have been saying is for real.
The Antichrist will not be revealed until the true Church has been raptured out and Israel has signed a peace treaty. The Antichrist will permit the Jews to build the third Temple in Jerusalem, for which there is much preparation being made.
During the Great Tribulation Israel will be called back to its rightful place as the wife of Yahweh. However, it will be at a heavy cost, for only a remnant will survive, Zechariah 14:4. Israel will always hold a special place with God.
Satan will then be bound, Revelation 20: 2 and the Son of Man will set up His 1000-year kingdom on earth, Revelation 20:4.
Only the Father knows that time and hour of all these events, Matthew 24:36. So lift up your head for your redemption draws nigh, Luke 21:28. These are the judgement Days of Noah and a time of great anticipation for the believer.