It's no surprise that we are in the days of Noah. "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," (Matthew 24:38). As we read through this study we will break each act down to the very truth, according to the word of God and common knowledge. Get ready because some of this study might come to be a very big shock to you; yet evident to our society today as it was in the day's of Noah!
They were eating: (((Note: Most studies will be according to the American population.)))
The obesity rate in our nation is the highest it has ever been since the beginning of time! According to the 'American Sports Data Incorporation', or (ASDI): 3.8 million people are over 300 pounds, over 400,000 people (mostly males) carry over 400 pounds and the average adult female weighs an unprecedented 163 pounds! Between 1962 and the year 2000, the number of obese Americans grew from 13% to an alarming 31% of the population. 63% of Americans are overweight with a Body Mass Index (BMI) in excess of 25.0, 31% are obese with a BMI in excess of 30.0. According to the U.S. Surgeon General report obesity is responsible for 300,000 deaths every year!!! My goodness people lay off the cheeseburgers!
Is it not me; but is there a Wendy's, Burger King, McDonalds, or Sonic on every street corner in the USA today, just about? Today I have noticed that, Americans live in such a fast paste society, that we have so much convenience that is unhealthy for us. I mean, between, our job's , the gym, little Timmy's soccer practice, pick this up, drop that off and so on. It's no wonder why we are fat! Continental Airlines uses an extra 5% in fuel on a common flight ; because of overweight passengers. NASA did a study and with their statistics; they showed that if we were to take all excess fat off Americans and convert it into energy, we could supply a small country with electricity for a solid year! Now with this being said, let us look at the sin of it.
The gluttony of America alone is shameful. We eat just because we can. Just because were bored. We eat to fill emotions that only God can fill. Eat so much we can barely move most of the time. This is a great sin today! "Put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony.",(Proverbs 23:2). Starving people all over the world and we love to eat more than we need! Shame on all who take to gluttony and consider not others. If people can stop drinking, or smoking, you can stop eating the way you do. What happened to the good ol' days. When families ate together at the table's everynight? They are gone! We should practice eating better and not so much. Also cooking more home cooked meal, which gives us more oppertunity to get to know our family members and their life's!!!
They were drinking:
Is it just me or do others see a big increase in alcohol commercials every time you turn on the TV? I remember when they were banned from TV, except for the Super Bowl. More people today including Christian's some who are reading this, would rather go out to a club, bar, or tavern and drink the night away; as a choice form of entertainment today than any other thing else! You know who you are! I too was guilty. Not only is there food on every corner, there is also a liquor store. Studies show that: 15.1 million alcohol-abusing or alcohol-dependent individuals and 4.6 million are women (NWHIC). Approximately 1 in 18 or 5.55% or 15.1 million people in USA. This are they who abuse. For alcohol users not abusers: 293,655,405 drink alcohol in America. WOW!
The bible teaches that: "Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.", (Proverbs 20:1). It is best to stay away from it as a believer,ok. You have a coke, water, tea, milk and all kinds of other drinks, why do you think you need or should have alcohol? Let me just clarify something for you. Jesus did not drink alcohol. He was a Nazarene and he was under the vows as a Nazarite! That is Satan through the guard that put the wine to his mouth and he would not drink it! Satan knew he would have been lower than John the Baptist if he would have and would have broken a vow. You lose that much blood and see how thirsty you are? Not only was John bond to the Nazarene vow, alcoholic wine or fermentative wine never touched his lips. (Luke 7:33). Therefore glorified by God with it; Jesus would not either. Don't think about the last supper either. Why would he have to drink of his own blood symbolically, when it was his own blood that would be shed? Also he sits with the winebibbers not drinks!
And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man." (Mark 7:23). Have you ever notice that when going out where there is alcohol early in the night people are more respectful and polite in general and then towards the night, they curse more, lust more, no regards to adulteries and fornications, ready to fight someone and so on? That is because alcohol if not contained will defile completely!
That is why Solomon said: Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine, (Proverbs 23:29-30). People who do this, you are not Godly, I don't care what you say! This applies for those who love the night life and getting drunk and then going to church, just to do it again. That was me for several years. Not just a simple glass which is fine; but being worldly! You are mixed! I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I will spit you out of my mouth, (Revelation 3:15-16).
"No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; (Matthew 6:24). You choose one or the other. I choose the Lord over the world. "Know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God, (James 4:4). Put it down and pick up your bibles and study God's word!!! It's just not worth it!
They were marrying:
People today just get married just to be married. No true love, no true vows, and no true life covenants. They say: "Even though I don't know you or even know what a marriage covenant is, let's get married! There is an Elvis Chapel down the road and for $75.00 we can tie the knot." After they have committed fornication for the past 2 years. I think for the most part in this society, they need to change the word from "too love" over to "too lust", till death do you part!
Most of it is about that any ways, speaking generally. I know that is what Jesus was talking about. If you can't see it big today, than ask your grandparents of how it was in their days! No regards to pre-marital sex,fornication, past adulteries that have not been yoke broken and much more, coming from the 'Spirit of whoredom's! It is just sad to see everyone marrying just to say their married or for other reasons that do not pertain to a life covenant . Just for the thrill of it all. Many are marrying from the Internet. No room for patients anymore. Like the song says: "Whatever happened to old fashion love, that kind that would see you to the end". It's gone for the most part! But This is a great sign that our Lord is about to appear! According to the 'Business Environment Report', there is an outstanding worldwide rate of 55% marriages today! Saints of God, that is a lot! Over half of the world is married and growing. Most would say; well that is a good thing. Not when most marry into adulteries and fornications .Our Lord is returning very soon!
They were giving in marriage:
The word giving in the Greek, means, 'transfer'. Keep in mind the NT was written in the Greek. So in other words, Jesus was saying; they will be transferring from marriage to marriage. Which means divorcing and remarrying! While 55% are married in the world today, 70% who choose to marry again will file for divorce this year; according to the ' Business Environment Report'. Do we not know that: "Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her. "And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery." (Mark 10:11-12). So to say that if your man left you and marry's another, he commits adultery not you. And vise versa.
No offence women; but statistics show that: "Women are finding good jobs and dependency on men is on the decrease." This also plays a very big role in our modern day society. Plus men not stepping up and playing their role within the home. Labaling themselves as deadbeats! That's no surprise. The number of divorce cases started increasing in the early 1970's and, they continued to shoot up. Today, almost half of all marriages end in divorce. That is not to say of how many end in the manmade divorce name of annulment. Just so you know, the current divorce rate is 54.8%. What was the marriage rate? It was 55%. Just as many people who marry, the same will be divorced. It's no wonder the rate is so high, most people bring adultery and fornication in to their next marriage, (Mark 10:11-12).
Just as the people of Noah's days, so it is now! Tell them the flood is coming which never was before in their life and they will scorn you, mock you and laugh at you! Tell them the Son of God is coming which never was in their life and they will scorn you, mock you and laugh at you!
"And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be", (Matthew 24:39).
Get ready saints of God for our Lord is coming in the clouds.......