|Christ declares, "As
the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 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, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall
also the coming of the Son of man be" (Matt. 24:37-39).
Let not those who have had great light
fold their hands, content to do
|The land was still very beautiful like a lush tropical garden. After Adam and Eve had to leave their Eden home, the land still grew things easily. Flowers were abundant. The plants were not watered by rain as we know it. It never rained. The water came up out of the ground as dew.|
|The people were very large. They grew as tall as 15 to 16 feet. Look how this compares to our tall people of today.|
|They were very intelligent people and very strong. So many of them were too busy for God. They designed cross overs among the animals and did so many wicked things. The crime was terrible. They stole from each other and beat up their animals. They said there was not a God in heaven who could do anything about their actions. They made golden forms and bowed down and worshiped them. They worshipped nature.|
|The people spent many hours making the fanciest homes. They had giant homes. They were so tall, everything was bigger than we would need in our homes today. They had gold and silver easy to get. It was just on top of the ground. They made beautiful palaces to live in. They were so busy selfishly doing things for themselves that they had no time to think about God. They lived really long lives. During their whole lives, their thoughts were only evil all the time. They were mean. They did terrible sins even killing others. Many of them lived to the ages of 800 and 900. Imagine what their birthday cakes would look like! Imagine all the trouble they could do during that many years.|
was tired of all the crime and wickedness. He asked Noah to build a
giant boat. He told him how to make it. It took Noah 120 years. Instead of
building himself a palace, Noah and his family worked on this project for
God. People came to look and laugh. While they watched this sermon of the
giant boat, they heard the old man Noah telling that God would punish for
all the crime. They all laughed for they had never seen rain before. How
could this giant boat ever float?
Even when God put two of each of His created animals on the ark, they tried to make up a scientific reason for what happened. When two of all the different birds were called into the ark, they still laughed. They did not believe in God. They did not believe He was powerful enough to do what He said.
Noah cried in a mighty voice full of agony to those who stood watching. "Come into the ark and be saved". The people just laughed. Finally God told Noah to go inside and a mighty angel shut the huge massive door on that ark. Inside were only eight people. Outside were millions of laughing disobedient people. For seven days all was very quiet in the sky. The people laughed all the louder and were so sure they were right and Noah was mentally sick. Inside the ark, Noah was busy settling all those different animals into their places. He had put food in the ark for his own family and all the animals. It had taken a very long time to prepare for this big even.
|Finally there was a frightening noise in the sky. The people had never seen drops of water. Lightening and thunder frightened them. The commotion from under the ground was terrifying. There were giant rocks thrown out of the ground by geysers of water similar to those in Yellowstone National park. These giant rocks went hundreds of feet into the air then landed on their idols and palaces. This was done by God to show them the reason for their destruction. They watched in fear. As the flood filled the land they ran for the highest mountains. They tied themselves to trees and to animals to keep from being drowned. Some swam over to the ark and tried to ask Noah to open the door or to break in. The angel had shut that door. That door of mercy was now forever closed.|
of mercy to them was closed. They all died as the flood covered every
mountain and every tree. There was no place left to run to.
The door of mercy is about to close again on this old world. Many are running about making big houses, buying fast cars, trying to save up money so they can be the richest people in the world. All around them are people hungry and sick but they do not care for anyone but themselves. There are crimes of killing and hurting others every day. Many are just playing computer games all day and not doing a thing for others. The door of probation is about to close. Then no one can change. There will be a time when it seems nothing is happening like those seven days of quiet in the ark before the flood. But God will destroy the wicked on this earth. He will not use water and flood as before. He will use a lake of fire.
Don't be tricked into thinking when you see the fire, you will get ready. Those who waited till they saw the rain and flood begin, they all died in their sins. Those who wait today for those final events, will be lost in their sins.
Today is the day of your salvation. Today is the day to give your heart to Jesus and ask Him what You can do to honor HIM. Give your heart to Him before it is too late. If you want to do this, go to the section called 'Will Jesus Accept Me?' and pray the sinners prayer. If you want to ask for more lessons on preparing for this event, you can write for lessons. Most every lesson we have is on the two web sites. (illustratedbible.com and larom.org)
You can write to Rose at: Biblelessons@Starband.net
|Christ declares, "As the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 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, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be" (Matt. 24:37-39).|