There are few scriptures more disturbing or disheartening than God’s realization of what an atrocity men had become. It became apparent that the knowledge of good and evil was devastating unless it was accompanied by a desire to be selfless and loving–men simply did not have that. The state of people had become so terrible that it caused an all knowing and all powerful God to throw up his hands and give up. They were so bad that he cut life spans from the 900’s to no more than 120 years old. Then, he decided to wipe men and land animals off the planet.
But, there was Noah–He was the one man in all creation that still honored, trusted and obeyed God–like his ancestors, he knew that following God was still better than running independent of him. That realization is why we are here and why we serve a risen Savior. Even in this disaster of a culture, we still make up a significant number of lives. If we, as his people, will live humbly and righteously, then we will experience the life he intended. The disaster of eternal separation from God that awaits the rest of the world will be devastating, but, His chosen will live an eternal and fulfilling–purposeful life. We could easily be the next people of revival. We simply must live and pray as if the revival was as immanent and sure as was the flood. We can pray and he will respond. His promise is to heal and restore what was taken and devastated by the enemy.
God Bless You
When Lamech had lived 182 years, he had a son. 29 He named him Noah and said, “He will comfort us in the labor and painful toil of our hands caused by the ground the Lord has cursed.” 30 After Noah was born, Lamech lived 595 years and had other sons and daughters. 31 Altogether, Lamech lived a total of 777 years, and then he died.32 After Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham and Japheth….
When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, 2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. 3 Then the Lord said, “My Spirit will not contend with humans forever, for they are mortal; their days will be a hundred and twenty years.”4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.
5 The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. 6 The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. 7 So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.” 8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.