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Tuesday, August 11 2015
Isaiah 54: What Would Noah Say About The World Today?
"And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man"
Much of the man-made world in which we live today has descended to a morally-barbaric level that has happened only once before - in the time of Noah, just before the Flood. Many today have even perverted the symbolic meaning of the rainbow into a defiant sign of mockery of the LORD - the very same sign that the LORD gave to righteous Noah after He destroyed those who mocked Him in the same way in Noah's time ("I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth"; Genesis 9:13 KJV).
We live in a time when many of man's "laws" enforce lawlessness (see Iniquity In History And Prophecy) and where many of man's "rights" are moral and anti-nature wrongs (see Decadence In History And Prophecy). Noah would recognize the "modern" world of today because it's the same confused world (see The Cure For Confusion) that he chose to be delivered from - just as those who choose to live according to the Word of God now will also be delivered from it, at the time of the Messiah's return: "And as it was in the days of Noe [i.e. Noah, in the KJV New Testament], so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man."
"17:26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man." (Luke 17:16 KJV)
So too also, another Flood is coming, not of water, but of fire - for those who refuse to repent. No amount of self-righteous arrogance and/or Satanic defiance will stop it, or be able to defend the wicked from it.
"3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 3:4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. 3:5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: 3:6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 3:7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
And then what is going to happen to those who have persecuted those who have chosen to repent and obey the LORD? They were in the mud under the feet of Noah in his time. What will they be under the feet of the righteous in the end time? "They shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD."
"4:1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. 4:2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. 4:3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts." (Malachi 4:1-3 KJV)
Most of what was written by the prophets looked beyond the present "world" (such as it has been since man chose to be a rebel) to the time in which Paradise will be restored on Earth - everywhere on Earth (see also The First And Last Nation). Isaiah too saw it very clearly (see Isaiah 26: Life From The Dust - Past And Future and Isaiah 25: Which Tree Will You Pick Fruit From?).
"54:1 Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the LORD.
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This Day In History, August 11
117: The accession of Hadrian, the 14th Roman emperor. He reigned 117-138 (see A History Of Jerusalem: Hadrian and Simon bar Kokhba).
355: Claudius Silvanus proclaimed himself Roman Emperor against Emperor Constantius II.
490: The Battle of Adda. The Goths under Theodoric the Great and his ally Alaric II defeated the army of Odoacer on the Adda River, near Milan.
991: The Danes under Olaf Tryggvason defeated the Saxons at Maldon.
1675: During the Franco-Dutch War, armies of "the Holy Roman Empire" (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation) defeated the French at the Battle of Konzer Brucke.
1712: The Treaty of Aargau was signed which ended the Swiss War and guaranteed Protestant superiority over Catholic Cantons.
1786: Francis Light established the British colony of Penang, Malaysia.
1718: The English fleet under Admiral George Byng destroyed or captured 15 out of 22 Spanish ships at the Battle of Cape Passaro off Sicily.
1804: Francis II became the first Emperor of Austria.
1858: The Eiger of the Bernese Alps was climbed for the first time.
1863: Cambodia became a French protectorate.
1906: In France, Eugene Lauste received the first patent for a "talking film."
1908: Britain's King Edward VII met with Germany's Kaiser Wilhelm II (Kaiser is the German form of Caesar; again, see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation) to protest the growth of the German navy.
1919: After the First World War, the constitution of the Weimar Republic was adopted in Germany.
1933: "The Assyrian Incident" - a massacre of Assyrian villagers (315 men, 4 women, 6 children) by Iraqi government forces.
1934: The first civilian prisoners arrived at the Federal prison on Alcatraz Island, California. The incarceration rate in the USA today is the highest in the world. With only 5% of the world's population, nearly 25% of the world's inmates are in US prisons.
1942: A German submarine sank the British Navy's HMS Eagle, one of the world's first aircraft carriers.
1952: King Hussein of Jordan succeeded to the throne after his father, King Ala, was deposed. He reigned for 47 years, until his death in 1999.
1972: The last U.S. military forces withdrew from Vietnam. Soon thereafter, North Vietnam over-ran South Vietnam, ending the Vietnam civil war between north and south, thereby creating a single country free of foreign interference for the first time since colonial France divided Vietnam into North and South in the 1950s.
1990: West German Foreign Minister Hans Dietrich Genscher's Free Democrats (FDP) merged with their liberal East German allies to become the first revived all-Germany political party.
2003: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) took over command of the "peacekeeping" force in Afghanistan, its first major operation outside Europe in its 54-year-history (NATO was formed to defend western Europe from Soviet invasion).