A little less than 2,000 years ago, a Galilean man in the small province of Judea made one of the most bold and astounding prophecies in all of human history. He claimed His personal message of hope and redemption would be preached to the ends of the earth. When He made this claim, He was a Jewish carpenter on the outskirts of the ancient Roman Empire. Even in nearby Jerusalem, only a small number of people had heard His message. His followers were ordinary – a handful of fishermen and tax collectors. He didn’t hold high office. He wasn’t a member of high society. He wasn’t a celebrated military conqueror, and he didn’t live in a palace. In fact, at first glance, there was little about Him to indicate such a thing was possible.
When the disciples asked Jesus to describe the signs of His coming and the end of the age, He pointed to many signs. But one of the most often overlooked is the idea that when He returns, the world will be “like it was in the days of Noah” (Matthew 24:37-41).
So what were those days like? And does life today look anything like it did in the days of Noah? If so, we have yet another reason to expect the soon return of Jesus.
Fortunately, there’s no need to guess. We know exactly what those days were like. Both the Book of Genesis and Jesus Himself tell us.
The World In The Days Of Noah Here are four key points the Bible reveals about the world Noah lived in:
by Nathan Jones
|If you are asking this question, then you are most likely a devout follower of Jesus Christ who is alarmed at the state the world now seems to be in.
This question may have been invoked by an election season that has left you flabbergasted over so many people turning a blind eye to the lack of the candidates’ biblical values. Or, maybe your church has dived off the deep end doctrinally and you’re wondering when a sermon will finally quote a Bible verse. You see societies openly welcome Islamic subjugation of their nations. Maybe you’re tired of hearing about people being thrown into jail overseas or sued in the U.S. for simply praying in the name of Jesus in public. The Christian evangelical movement seems to you fractured and in disarray for want of central leadership with a strong biblical worldview. And finally, you ponder if you are a dying breed in a world that has become increasingly cold and more hostile towards one’s fellow man.
by Pete Garcia
Currently, out of the desperation in Europe’s ongoing financial crises, there is in the works a marrying of the technology that currently exists with the financial restructuring that is seemingly channelizing the EU into becoming a more unified, streamlined, cashless society.
They may not know this at the present, but each crisis seems to move from one country to the next and it always seems a little grimmer than the one before. But the trend is moving them (and us) in the direction in which fiat currencies are becoming cumbersome, unreliable, and irrelevant. Removing local currencies such as the British pound or the Polish z³oty is just a matter of manipulating their values until they either become too expensive to be practical or they are devalued on purpose.
One would think that, of all the possible efforts to revise history imaginable, the piece of history that would be the hardest to revise would be to deny the historical existence of a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.
First, the Bible is filled with references to a Jewish Temple. And the Dead Sea Scrolls discovered in 1947 in Qumron have conclusively and undeniably confirmed that the Biblical record is unchanged since the scrolls were buried there in AD 70.
Secondly, the Qumrom discovery included hundreds of Temple artifacts, documents, drawings, and other forms of historical confirmation as to the existence of a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem up until the time of the Qumrom community’s destruction around AD 70.
by Jack Kelley
This is the word of the Lord concerning Israel. The Lord, Who stretches out the Heavens Who lays the foundations of the Earth, and Who forms the spirit of man within him declares, “I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem.
On that day when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves” (Zech 12:1-3).
War talk is more than an idle threat. It is the spillover of language that has taken place behind the scenes after diplomacy has failed.
Historically, the reality of an impending war can be measured by the language used by opponents as the horrific day of actual battle approaches. In 1936, Fascists and Republicans clashed in Spain. Extreme Leftists purged the moderates in Soviet Russia. Even in the United States, rightists vigorously opposed Roosevelt’s growing statist tendencies. In 1937, pastors were jailed by the Nazis in Germany. The Japanese bombed Shanghai. Chiang Kai-shek of China joined with Mao Tsetung to oppose Hirohito’s forces. Then, the Chinese broke and Chinese Communism exploded.
by Rob Robinson
Statisticians report that the word has reaches 7 billion souls. With the massive increase in world population one wonders at the prophetic implications of such a monumental pinnacle. The last time the world population reached 7 billion, it was during the days of Noah. According to Mathematicians, the population of the earth after Adam, grew exponentially due to the life span of man being over 900 years. Using an algebraic calculation, the number of human beings at the time of Noah and the flood, could easily have been 7 billion people.
Jesus said that “As the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be”.
Matthew 24:37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.
By Matt Leasher
One of the most significant questions that the Bible answers and reveals to mankind is what happens after we die, or as I prefer to say, pass on. Many view death as the complete end of their life and in an earthly physical sense it is, but it isn’t the end of our conscience mind and spirit. King Solomon writing about what happens when we pass on from this earthly existence said this:
“Then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it”. (Ecclesiastes 12:7)
I especially like the warning that he gives in the verse just prior:
“Remember your Creator before the silver cord is loosed” (Ecclesiastes 12:6)
Mankind is a mystery to the angels. The Bible says that God has charged them with ministering to men on this earth in this life with the understanding that men will judge them in the world to come.
One of the purposes for the creation of man, according to Scripture, was the instruction of angels.
“Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; WHICH THINGS THE ANGELS DESIRE TO LOOK INTO.” (1st Peter 1:12)