Seconds After God Closed The Ark’s Door – Sunday Thought For The Day
In Matthew 24:37 (KJV), the Apostle writes what must be viewed as much a warning as a statement of fact: “But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”
Whether it took 120 years to actually build the ark or it was 120 years in toto from the time God called Noah and his family until the actual completion of the ark; there is absolutely no exegetical evidence to indicate the time it took to build the ark – there’s only the period that included its completion.
Notwithstanding; it’s clear that mankind had long dismissed and continued to ignore the warning signs of the impending judgement. It’s safe to say that those who didn’t ignore the warning signs as such, refused to believe them.
One sign that should have made the people pay attention to what Noah must have told them he was doing and why – would have been he and his family began work on the ark. Another sign would have been a pair of every male and female animal, fowl and creeping thing on earth was gathering around the general area of the ark. Finally, one would think the people in the general area of the ark would have observed the storing of food suitable to every beast, fowl and reptile. However; the people didn’t give heed to those obvious signs.
They also refused to believe and/or heed the warnings Noah must have shared. Instead, mankind became more and more wicked to the point that the earth itself became corrupt and evil.
Keep in mind, over that 120 year period not one single person apart from Noah’s family turned to God.
Not even as the animals, fowl, and reptiles entered the ark followed by Noah did the people in near proximity of the ark pay attention. It was not until God closed the door of the ark and the rains immediately gushed from the sky and belched from the bowels of the earth that the people gave heed. But, in the fraction of a second that followed the closing ark’s door, it was too late. Security was gone and God’s care with it.
The difference with the second coming of Christ, i.e., the Rapture, will be the sudden disappearance of people. Whereas everyone left behind died when God closed the door of the ark; in the “twinkling of the eye” that it takes for us to be gathered together in the air with Christ – grace, mercy and the Holy Spirit will go with us. What follows will be an incomparable period of suffering for those left behind.
We must realize that we cannot be saved apart from accepting Christ. There’s no salvation without a personal profession of faith in Christ Jesus and the acknowledgement that He is God come in the flesh.
I speak this unto you because it’s truth and it is my desire beyond anything else in the world that you would be saved. But, there’s only one way to Salvation and that’s through Jesus Christ.
When the door to ark was closed, everyone outside died. When the Lord returns for His own, those left behind will pay a horrible price for their disbelief and defiance.
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Matthew 24:36-44 KJV
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
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,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here