No matter which way it plays out, what’s happening in our world is suggestive that our future is not very bright. Centered around what Jesus said, “For then there shall be great tribulation, such as the world has not been seen since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor shall ever be,” Matthew 24:21
So how dim will things become? Disturbingly horrible, so that there will be no tranquility anywhere on the face of the earth. It’s time to consider two declarations made by Jesus. Just what tribulation occurred at the beginning of the world? That caused Jesus to say, until this time, so, what are the events of this time that will never happen again?
First a word of caution, do not allow yourself to be fooled by the words, ‘THIS TIME.’ Some scoff at such statements reminding us that Jesus said that more than 2000 years ago. Saying, here we are, a very advanced society, and the tribulation badness hasn’t occurred. Proving the Bible is just a lot of nothing. With people like this padre, trying to make something out of nothing. Understand this, ‘THIS TIME’ is a work in continual progress, and you can count on the tribulation of badness to occur. Maybe soon or maybe centuries from now.
So lets first look at the tribulation that occurred at the beginning of the world world. And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it REPENTED THE LORD THAT HE HAD MADE MAN ON THE EARTH, AND IT GRIEVED HIM AT HIS HEART. AND THE LORD SAID, “I WILL DESTROY MAN WHOM I HAVE CREATED FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH; BOTH MAN AND BEAST, AND CREEPING THINGS, AND THE FOULS OF THE AIR; FOR IT REPENTED ME THAT I HAVE MADE THEM, Genesis 6:5-7.
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a just man, and perfect in his generation, and Noah walked with God, Genesis 6:8-9. And God instructed Noah to build an ark, Genesis 6:14. Saying, “And behold, I even I, do bring a flood water upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die. But with you will I establish my covenant,” Genesis 6:17-18.
And everything died, Genesis 6:21, except for Noah and those sheltered in the Ark. And God provided humanity with a second chance, Genesis 8:15-22. And God blessed Noah and his sons and said unto them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth,” Genesis 9:1.
And that settles the statement made by Jesus that a new tribulation will sweep the world that had not been seen since the beginning of the world.
This is the other profound declaration that Jesus made that will bring peace to the soul and mind. Because the next tribulation, the worse ever, and never to be duplicated ushers in this Christ consolation. “And except those days should be shortened, there should be no flesh saved; but for the ELECT’S sake those days shall be shortened,” Matthew 24:22.
Jesus always leaves a way of escape. It’s found in the picturesqueness of the Ark. Which is symbolic of God’s Ark, through Jesus Christ allowing humanity to escape death. Recorded as such; For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust that He might bring us to God. Being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit, by whom He went and preached to the spirits in prison, who were formerly disobedient, when once the Divine long suffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is eight souls were saved through water. There is also now an anti-type which now saves us; baptism, not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of good conscience toward God through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Who has gone into heaven and sits at the right hand of God. Angels and authorities having been made subject to Him, 1 Peter 3:18-22.
It’s all about finding grace in the eyes of the LORD. And to be seen by God, like Noah, as a just person and perfect in ones generation. And maybe God will use the many of youse to spare humanity, yet again from a promised tribulation. Because a new devil, has escaped from prison. An unprecedented evil tagged ISSI.
Next time, events that might suggest an that our tribulation in the world that has never been seen before, or will ever be seen again, might be closer than anticipated.