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Being Prepared, Just as in Noah's Day
We live in a time where the spiritual conditions of Noah’s day can be compared to today. Most of mankind does as they please without regard, or fear of God. The minds of the masses are so seared with the indoctrination of the world that it would take a miracle to turn them around. In Noah’s day before the great flood, God was no longer a factor in the lives of those who were in the world at that time. The darkness was so great that God would destroy the wicked for their rebellion and preserve a small remnant to bring about His purposes. God used Noah to heed a warning to a world that was soon to perish, but the people did not heed his call, and as a result they were destroyed.
Today, we do not face destruction by water, but will be by fire. We live in a time when the last day is approaching with greater fervour as most are untouchable with the genuine Gospel, just as in Noah's day. Satan is on the loose and the spiritual deception is the status quo as the manifestation of feelings, experiences, twisted doctrines and great lying signs and wonders are the 'wormwood' that most are consuming today.
This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, that you should REMEMBER THE PREDICTIONS of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles – 2 Peter 3:1-2
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be BURNED UP and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed. - 2 Peter 3:10
As those among the remnant in these last days, it is important to encourage one another that we may be provoked into focusing on remaining unwavered in our faith. Just like Noah, God told him what he needed to do as the day of eminent destruction approached.
Guidance in God’s Plan
We must all labour together with the guidance of the Holy Spirit to be used by God with the gifts He has given us.
There is only one way. The gateway to the Father is through Christ our Saviour. Christ is our Shepherd and our leader who directs our paths.
Spiritual Babylon operates on the notion that religious hirelings are the ones with God’s plan and they have it all worked out with their guide books and manuals that have been written by their ecclesiastical men. Most rely on man’s maps and guidance systems for direction because they have abandoned Christ for someone in the religious harlot church system to be the leader in their lives.
To seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness starts with separating ourselves from the ways of the world. This is not easy and will not go unchallenged, but as we remain steadfast in the truth, we will become overcomers.
I PRESS ON toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus – Philippians 3:14
FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF THE FAITH. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. – 1 Timothy 6:12
As followers of Christ, we are no longer in captivity to the ways of Babylon, but are citizens of the Kingdom of God. Although we live in the territory of the enemy, we do not belong to the enemy because of the victory of what Christ has done in our lives.
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation. But take heart; I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD.” – John 16:33
Christ led the way. If we follow him, we too can overcome the world.
Trials and Tribulation
Yes, we will have trials and tribulation because we are standing on truth. Truth is a sword that does not look like peace to the world. Truth will bring offence, but we must stay committed to the way of truth. There is much to overcome as we mature in Christ. Let us not give up and wither away, but allow the Holy Spirit to guide us in the direction we are called to walk.
Many times we may become impatient as the world offers fast fixes for our hastiness, anxiety and panic. We must do things in God’s timing as He knows the preparation and discipline we need to walk in according to His plan. Our Father desires to provide and lead us, but we must be patient and let Him do it. He has promised us great things, but we must take our eyes of the temporal and focus on the eternal.
Carnal man in their religious sytems want you to pay for their special knowledge on how to receive things from God, but they are operating in the spirit of Simon Magus (Acts 8:9-24).
If any of you lacks wisdom, LET HIM ASK GOD, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. – James 1:5-8
The minions of Satan have been seared in their minds with indoctrination will do everything in their power to turn you back onto the wide road. The temptations and enticement of spiritual Babylon can be captivating, but our Father in heaven is faithful to help us steer through the minefields of this temporal world.
As we allow God to strip us of the baggage of Babylon that we carry, we will find peace.
And THE PEACE OF GOD, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your MINDS IN CHRIST JESUS. – Philippians 4:7
Some of the hardest baggage to be stripped of is false doctrines from the harlot church system. Indoctrination that has been seared into the mind requires rewiring by the Holy Spirit. This may take some time, but again, there will be peace once the oppression and double-mindedness has been lifted.
When we wait on God, He will give us the answers and guide us into truth. It is a given that we will face adversity and often it is tempting to give up and quit. God wants us to be patient because some things are not a quick-fix. God does not feed us fast food.
To be a follower of Christ among the ekklesia is about being prepared as we come closer to the end of this temporal world. Things are only going to get worse. Man believes that they have the solutions to their own problems, but this only leads to a deeper stranglehold within spiritual Babylon.
We have all the Kingdom resources we need to withstand in this fallen world. All we have to do is put our trust in the living word of God.
As we seek the knowledge of the Kingdom, there will always be the counterfeit because it has been specifically manufactured to deceive. Our carnal curiosity and our desire to do things our own way can lead us down many rabbit trails. The folly is that when we put trust in ourselves or other men, we will lean on our own understanding and try to create our own path to God. This the epic fail of the world as most fawn after the music of the latest pied pipers.
Daniel who had a burning curiosity, but it was not God’s will yet.
But you, Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” – Daniel 12:4
There are some things that are best left alone; otherwise, we will be tempted to delve into the realm of the deep things of Satan to find answers because of our impatience with God (Revelation 2:24).
There are many things that God wants to reveal to us and give us understanding in our spiritual growth. We must trust in our Father through His Son to give us the things that we need as we need it. Sometimes we may need to discard something, or work on something first before our eyes are opened to the knowledge of the truth.
We all have gifts that God wants to anoint us with. We are part of one body where all those among the ekklesia may benefit from them.
Who is to Guide Us into Truth?
We live in a time where there are very few who have heeded the call, just as in Noah’s day. Noah did not have a theological system to answer all his questions, or to fill all the blanks for him. In his day, it was not man-to-man, but by God-to-man where God was faithful to answer to Noah's needs according to His wisdom. Man-to-man is the foundation of unbelief in the many ready-made religious systems today.
It is only through Christ that we have access to the Father. We each have our own pilgrim journey walk with Christ. It is the only way that we can receive revelation through God’s word and bear fruit for the Kingdom.
When the Spirit of truth comes, HE WILL GUIDE YOU INTO ALL THE TRUTH, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. – John 16:13
Do you rely on the Spirit of truth, or a man-driven antichrist spirit?
Today, there are many spirits guiding those who are called Christians into confusion and double-mindedness in their beliefs because they want man to be in control of their lives.
I write these things to you about those who are trying to deceive you. But THE ANOINTING THAT YOU RECEIVED from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as HIS ANOINTING TEACHES YOU ABOUT EVERYTHING, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him. – 1 John 2:26-27
Yes, it states that we have no need that anyone should teach us.
It is because every born-again believer who has the mind of Christ has the Spirit of God inside of them. Those that have not been born of God have no capacity to learn and understand the things of God because they rely on a religious system to guide their path instead. This is antichrist.
The antichrist system is meant to keep people immature and in bondage. They are like new born infants who have all of their five senses and a brain, but their usefulness is very limited. An infant cannot see clearly and correctly interpret their surroundings because they are undeveloped. The is the epitome of the spiritual state of the masses who rely on their sainted sages to give them milk to suckle on. They will never come to understand the deeper truths and their predicament.
Or everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since HE IS A CHILD. – Hebrews 5:13
When we have God’s indwelling Spirit within us, we should be able to recognize those who have the same Spirit. This is the only way we are able to test the spirits, prove all things and hold fast to that which is good.
We must be in an environment that allows for growth and maturity to walk in the God-given abilities that He has given us.
The ministry of Christ working through us will only come into fruition as we walk in maturity and no longer tossed to and fro by every wind of man-made doctrine and the craftiness and deceit of the men who pander it.
As being part of God’s remnant, it may at times be lonely in this dark and deluded world, but we must remember that the narrow way does not have as many on it as the wide road. I’m sure Noah was quite lonely and questioned what he was doing. Elijah thought he was alone in a hopeless situation, but God was there for him (1 Kings 19:9-18).
With God, it is never hopeless because He has always had His remnant all the way from the Old Testament through to the New Testament to today. Be encouraged.
“I have kept for myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.” So too at the present time THERE IS A REMNANT, chosen by grace. – Romans 11:4-5
The true remnant of God has heeded their Master’s call and have woken up and come out of Babylon.
But that in the days of THE TRUMPET CALL to be sounded by the seventh angel, the mystery of God would be fulfilled, just as he announced to his servants the prophets. – Revelation 10:7
The message and signal of the end of this age is coming quickly. We must take heed that the time is drawing closer.
So also, when you see all these things, YOU KNOW THAT HE IS NEAR, at the very gates. – Matthew 24:33
But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. FOR AS WERE THE DAYS OF NOAH, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. – Matthew 24:36
As born again believers in Christ we are being made ready to awaken others out of their slumber. It is a call to no longer buy into the religious voices of men, but heed the voice of God through Christ.
How can you know?
How can you distinguish the voice of God?
How can you avoid deception?
How can you avoid destruction?
We live in a time similar to Noah's time in these last days. Noah heeded the call in his life for God’s purposes.
Are you willing to heed the call of God in your own life?
It is time to 'come out' and become a 'called out one' in Christ among the ekklesia.
Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, “COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues – Revelation 18:4
Have you heeded the call of God through His Son in your life?
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