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Jun 12 2018

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The days of Noah. The days of Lot.

The days of Noah. The days of Lot.

What is this referring to?

By Craig C. White

A lot of Christians point to this verse and conclude that nobody can know the day that Jesus Christ returns for his Church at the Rapture.

Mat 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

But which “day” is Jesus referring to? Jesus is not referring to the day of the Rapture. Jesus is not referring to his second coming. Jesus is telling the Jews living around Jerusalem to watch for the Antichrist approaching. The Antichrist along with his armies will enter Jerusalem and capture or kill the Jews living there. This day begins Jerusalem’s great tribulation.

Jesus warned of great danger in Jerusalem and Judea at a time when its citizens were living their daily lives as usual. He said that it would be like the days of Noah just before the flood. He said that life would be going on normally just like in Sodom before God rained fire upon the city. The following verses do not pertain to Church age believers. They are not describing an abundance of sin on earth. They are not describing the days before the Rapture. They do not refer to Jesus Christ’s second coming. They apply to the region around Jerusalem. It will be life as usual just before the Antichrist invades Jerusalem and Judea during the middle of the seven year tribulation period. This begins Jerusalem’s great tribulation (Mat 24:21).

Luke 17:26-29 And as it was in the days of Noe (Noah), so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. 27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; 29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.

Mat 24:37-39 But as the days of Noe 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.

In the verse above, the “Son of man” isn’t referring to Jesus Christ. The Son of man is the Antichrist! One minute things will be happening as usual. Then suddenly Israel’s enemies will attack!

The days of Noah in these verses do not describe the spiritual rebellion that did exist before the flood. It does not describe the existence of giants in the land. The days of Noah describes normal day to day living before sudden destruction comes.

Luke 21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

Read my commentary about the term “Son of man”

Read One shall be taken and the other left

Read my book Judea Flee! Jerusalem Wait!

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  1. David Parker

    Hi Craig,

    Looks like the AC is laying low until after the June election. After the upcoming election, just as was the case in the last election, all hell will be released.
    In regards to “The time of the Gentiles,” I always thought Luke 21:24 was referring to a two fold fulfillment of the Gentiles. The first being end of the age of grace, in which God is bidding all to come and receive Christ as savior. The second, is when Christ comes to judge the gentiles that have become the enemies of Israel. Such was the case with Noah. He preached deliverance through the Ark until the doors were closed, then came the judgement.

    David

    1. hightimetoawake

      Hi David. It’s nice hearing from you. I have been inundated with pinheads.

      The times of the Gentiles in Luke 21:24 should not be confused with the fullness of the Gentiles in Romans 11:25.

      The times of the Gentiles is the period when the nations have power over Israel. The times of the Gentiles will end at Jesus’ second coming. In the following verse the Jews will suffer when the Antichrist attacks Jerusalem.

      Luke 21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

      On the other hand, the fullness of the Gentiles refers to the number of people from all nations who will trust in the saving work of Jesus Christ on the cross. After who so ever will comes to Jesus then Israel’s eyes will be opened to recognize that Jesus Christ truly is their Messiah.

      Romans 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

      Both of these events will most likely occur when Jesus Christ returns to rescue Israel at his second coming.

      Zec 12:10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

    2. hightimetoawake

      Erdogan has kept busy. Besides campaigning he threatened jihad against Christians in Austria and invaded northern Iraq.

      Erdogan said that the main reason for the snap election was to invade further into Syria. So I agree that things will heat up after the June 24th election.

      I have been following the Presidential and parliamentary campaign. Some reporters are hoping that Erdogan will be overthrown but the sober analysis says that Erdogan will win in the first round. If Erdogan fails to get fifty percent of the vote then there could be a runoff election a few weeks later.

  2. David Parker

    Craig,

    When I was an assistant pastor, I used to have a poster on my office wall that said “How am I supposed to soar like an eagle, when I’m surrounded by turkeys.” Just remember, someday you will sit down with the prophets of old and share God’s Word. I think there will be Bible Studies in the temple when Christ returns, and I don’t think to many high hats will be doing the teaching. Thanks for the helpful insights on the Gentiles.

    David

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