End times days of Noah
A. Reference: Matthew 24:37-39 – “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man…”
“When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in Noah’s day. In those days before the flood, the people were enjoying banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered his boat. People didn’t realize what was going to happen until the flood came and swept them all away. That is the way it will be when the Son of Man comes. “Two men will be working together in the field; one will be taken, the other left. Two women will be grinding flour at the mill; one will be taken, the other left. “So you, too, must keep watch! For you don’t know what day your Lord is coming.
COMFORT DISTRACTIONS VS DEMONIC DISTRACTIONS
Recognizing the Signs
Reference: Matthew 24:3-14 – “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars…”
Urgency for Unprecedented Faith
Matthew 24:42 – “Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.”
The call for believers to be vigilant and spiritually prepared
Separation and Moral Stand
2 Corinthians 6:17 – “Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord…”
Separation from worldly influences and the importance of taking a moral stand
Practical Steps for Unprecedented Faith
Philippians 4:6-7 – “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with
thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God…”
Cultivate unprecedented faith and navigate uncertain times
Engaging in Moral Leadership
Micah 6:8 – “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love
kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”
Take a moral stand in their personal lives and communities
Matthew 24:14 – The state of the church…
Legalism: substituting rules for relationships.
You will never get to know God’s character through rules but rather through relationship.
Phillipians 3:7-8 NIV
But whatever was to my profit, I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss
compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider
them rubbish, that I may gain Christ…
Satisfied with what we have done, not what is still to be done.
One of most dangerous things so many churches—spiritually complacent!
Marriage, Ministry, Relationship to God
If you’re not dead—you’re not done!
Philippians 3:12-14 (From prison!)
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which
Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting
what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me
heavenward in Christ Jesus.