Friday, July 1, 2022
What comes to your mind when you read the Words of Jesus saying, “And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man” (Luke 17:26)? Maybe you think of the Great Flood that destroyed everything with the breath of life. Perhaps the rainbow, God’s promise to never again destroy the earth with a flood. We Christians, of all people, should have a great interest in protecting ourselves with the Words of Christ at every opportunity, especially when He warns us that the end of this age will be like it was in the days of Noah. Why is that so very significant?
First, let’s discern that when Jesus speaks about “the days of the Son of Man”, [my emphasis], He is not speaking of “the Day of the Lord”, singular. Rather, He is speaking of the series of days leading to the singular Day of the Lord”. There was a singular Day when Noah entered the safety and provision of God, but there were many days that led to that Day. Likewise, the days that lead to the Day of the Lord are many, as in the days of the seven-year tribulation. The tribulation is divided in two halves of 1,260 days each, see Rev. 11:3 and 12:6 and 12:14; and the Day of the Lord occurs on an unknown Day just beyond the 2,520 days of the tribulation, because Jesus Himself taught that He gathers His elect “Immediately after the tribulation” (Matt. 24: 29–31).
Therefore, when Jesus warns that the days of the Son of Man will be like it was in the days of Noah, we must look discerningly, not to the Great Flood, which, by God’s promise will never occur again, but to God’s Word that identifies why God destroyed mankind and beasts with the breath of life, because that feature punctuates the end-time days leading to the Day of the Lord. Great wickedness and violence filled the earth, but what caused that wickedness and violence? God tells us: “There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, [after the Flood] when the sons of God [fallen angels] came in to the daughters of men and they bore children [the Nephilim] to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown. Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. So the Lord said, ‘I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them” (Gen. 6:4–7). God sent the Great Flood Judgment to purge wickedness and violence.
And who caused this wickedness and violence? Fallen angels having immoral relations with human women changed human DNA and created the Nephilim. They were giants because they were genetically modified, their DNA was made unnatural by the seed of Satan; they were no longer fully human, nor created in the image of God. We know this is true because God said to Satan after he deceived Eve, “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed” (Gen. 3:15), [my emphasis]. God said Satan would produce “seed”, and now we know how he did it—through “the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode…as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, have given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire” (Jude 1:6–7).
Fast forward roughly four-thousand years to our present day—and anyone who is paying attention to the overt wickedness and violence filling the earth will recognize that lawlessness is increasingly reigning, with unnatural sexual perversions of the LGBTQ+ and transgendered peoples, while our government leaders bow the knee to those perversions of Noah’s days and the days of Sodom and Gomorrah. The difference today, however, is that fallen angels are not having sexual relations with human women, but that humanity itself is scientifically trying to be God by re-creating humanity through unnatural genetic modification of DNA to combine with artificial intelligence (AI). Wicked people are trying to create eternal life, believing themselves to be God. This is occurring at lightning speed, and combined with the experimental mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, the world is being conditioned to accept Antichrist’s mark of the beast, from which there is no salvation for those who accept it, just as there was no salvation for the fallen angels who corrupted human DNA created in the image of God into unnatural, non-redeemable giants called the Nephilim. That was the line of demarcation that separated people made in the image of God from those who were not. And similar days of unrestrained wickedness and violence are once again with us today, but “as it was in the days of Noah”, God will not tolerate this much longer. Thus, the end of this age is near.
If you think the above is beyond the realm of possibility, be reminded of what God Himself said about mankind given over to the desires of his evil heart. We learn this truth from the Tower of Babel where God said of mankind, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them” (Gen. 11:6), [my emphasis]. Humanity has once again reached the tipping point of when God must and will intervene—and He will intervene with the seven-year tribulation, wherein Antichrist and his agents will be given temporal control, and will be allowed to do as they will against humanity. And Antichrist and his false prophet, both of whom I believe are now present but not yet revealed, “performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed” (Rev. 13:13–15), [my emphasis]. Herein we see the technological union of modified humanity and AI, created by wicked man to deceive people to follow the beast.
Dear readers, please understand that, because God’s restraint on evil is now being withdrawn in preparation for “the man of sin…the son of perdition” (2 Thess. 2:3), Antichrist, we have entered a time when mankind is being marked for destruction because Satan hates humanity made in the image of God. Satan is now using willing servants to achieve his goal, be it the self-destructive ways of the LGBTQ+ agenda, wars, racial hatred, divisions, and hatred of Christians and the Word of God which guides our faith, values and morals. Globally, government leaders are siding with wickedness, perversions and depravity in the public square, the likes of which we have never seen in the USA. The hellish government policies and mandates taking place today are being brokered by the power elite. These are all identifying attributes of “the days of Noah”, and we must be wise as serpents and harmless as doves as Jesus commands, Matt. 10:16, and be clothed in the full armor of God lest we, through deception, fall prey to the mandated normalization of wickedness.
The most insidious part of this unfolding end-times satanic agenda is its deceptions. Except for the biblical testimony of God and His Christ, everything else in these end-times is about deceiving people. And deception becomes nearly non-discernible with normalization. And evil people are normalizing pandemics; vaccines; famines; wars; fiscal calamity; need for government control; open borders; the demand for a one world government; the World Economic Forum’s agenda; and the UN’s 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development, among many other issues too numerous to list here. God warned us of these times saying, “The coming of the lawless one [Antichrist] is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved” (2 Thess. 2:9–10).
A great harm already sown into the church is that many churchmen have deceived millions of well-intentioned believers with their false Dispensational promise of a pre-trib rapture, causing many to take their eyes off the testimony of Christ. The resulting sudden falling away will be stunning. The ears and hearts of many are stopped to the truth as they prefer having their ears tickled with a fine-sounding, though false, theological narrative that promises them they will not encounter the seven-year tribulation. But their argument is not with me, no, they argue against the testimony of Jesus Christ. Don’t you be deceived by the sophisticated rebellion of the false pre-trib rapture.
In closing, be reminded that Jesus repeatedly told us to “Watch!” And what He meant by that is that we must watch the signs of the times. Be spiritually alert, and know what’s occurring in the world. He rebuked the religious leaders of His day for being able to discern the face of the sky, but unable to discern the signs of the times, Matt. 16:2–3. And no, the rapture is not imminent as many would have you believe. What is imminent is the appearing of Antichrist and his seven years of tribulation, Satan’s wrath against believers. We will know those final seven years have begun when we see the two witnesses of Rev. 11:3. Their ministry endures 1,260 days, the first half of the tribulation. At the beginning of the tribulation’s second half of 1,260 days, Rev. 12:6, Antichrist mandates his mark of the beast, but watchful believers, those “counted worthy to escape” (Luke 21:36) can find God’s safety and provision, and escape the “great tribulation” (Matt. 24:21). I pray that you make it your goal to look to the testimony of Christ, believe Him, and prepare accordingly.
Marlin J. Yoder