As in the days of Noah…when these words are spoken many believers think Matthew 24, the second coming of Christ, the apocalypse, the end times, batten down the hatches, cover your head and hope you catch the rapture rocket to heaven. The words in the days of Noah invoke such fear in believers, but God is about to redeem those words for us today.
I was praying Psalm 85 this morning and when I prayed these words, “Lovingkindness and truth have met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed each other. Truth springs from the earth, And righteousness looks down from heaven. Indeed, the LORD will give what is good, And our land will yield its produce” (v. 10-12), the Lord said, IN THE DAYS OF NOAH! I knew it was a reference to Matthew 24, ,but it was life giving not fear producing. As I pressed in the Lord brought me back to Genesis 7.
Genesis 7:11 says, “In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day all the fountains of the great deep burst open, and the floodgates of the sky were opened.” In Psalm 85 truth springs up and righteousness comes down, in Genesis 7 the deeps burst open and the floodgates open. My friends we are living in the days of Noah. Truth is springing up and the Righteous One has come down in human form. We are living in the days of Noah.
Isaiah 43:18-19 says it this way, ““Do not call to mind the former things, Or ponder things of the past. Behold, I will do something new, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it?” Truth is springing up can you hear it? Righteousness has and is coming down, can you not perceive it? We are living in the days of Noah and as Habakkuk said, “For the earth will be filled With the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, As the waters cover the sea” (2:14). We were born for these days and it is great to be alive!