Friday, February 21, 2014

The Sign of The Son of Man

THE SIGN OF THE SON OF MAN Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Matthew 24:29-31 But 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. Matthew 24:37-39 ... nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? Luke 18: 8 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrew 11:1 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. 2 Corithians 4:18 Faith involves a picture that has been created by the Word and Spirit of God in our spirit. By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith. Heb 11:7 What the church(the elect of Christ) needs to escape the delusion and the deception of this age is the preaching of the word of righteousness in the fear of the LORD. It is children that have more need for the word of God’s love, althougfh all in Christ need both to know the love of God and the fear/terror of God. This generation of the Church as like in the days of Noah need to run to the ark of safety by fearing God and giving heed to His warnings and the judgment of His righteousness, for He shall soon come and there will be no more delay. Noah prepared an ark for many years, God waited for that ark to be prepared and the while, Noah also was a preacher of righteousness 1Pe 3:19 By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; 1Pe 3:20 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. Noah was a preacher of the righteousness of God’s judgment againt sin. 2Pe 2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; 2Pe 2:6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; 2Pe 2:7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: 2Pe 2:8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;) Noah believed in the righteousness of God’s judgment upon his days and built the ark, this was the faith of Noah in His days. Gen 6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. Gen 6:9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. Enoch gives birth to a son and named Him Methuselah. The Bible kept reccord of the age of certain peole, God had reasons for doing so. Enoch prophesied of righteousness and judgment. Methuselah gave birth to Lamech at age 187, Lamech gave birth to a son Noah at age 182, so at Noah’s birth; Methuselah was 369 years. Methuselah lived for 969 years, so in the year that Methuselah died, Noah was 600 years i.e. Methuselah 369 + 600 years; that year the flood waters was upon the earth. Gen 7:6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth. The meaning of Methuselah is “when he is dead it (the deluge) shall come. In the year the Methuselah died, that year the flood waters was upon the earth, true to the words of Enoch, the prophet of God. Jud 1:14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, Jud 1:15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him. Jud 1:16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage. What is this ark of safety because the day that the Sign of the Son of Man shall appear shall be like the days of Noah? Mat 24:38 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, Mat 24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. The world is so full of diversities of activities and obviously everyone is very busy, too busy to heed to the warnings of the still small voice of the Spirit of God and even so unruly and are no become scoffers to the loud sounds of God’s prophets and so blind to the signs of the end-time. Even so acknowledge by heart the realities of this last days but in deed are in the spirit of this last days; professors of great words but perpetrators of evil deeds. Noah was warned of God Noah was moved with fear The ark came about by the fear of the righteous judgments of God. Noah’s ark of safety can only be recognized when we fear God and His Judgment. The only thing that shall keep us from iniquity in these last days is the fear of God. For coldness is a life that lacks the fire [heat, life and enery] of the Life of God; who is light and who is Love. Mat 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. Mat 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.