In 1 Thessalonians 5 Paul begins to share with the church about the Day of the Lord. He is talking to them about the return of the Lord and how that there will be signs that will come to us so that we will know when the time has come to past. Paul said it is like the changing of the seasons, no one has to convince you what season it is because you can see the signs of the season. In Matthew 24:32 Jesus says that there will be signs like the fig tree. When the leaves begin to come forth you know that summer has arrived. The same things is going to happen before the coming of the Lord. What are the signs?
The Days of Noah
The Bible says that it will be like it was in the days of Noah. Noah was the preacher of Righteousness, and he preached the message but no one listened to what he was telling them. The thing is that they had been told this before. Enoch before he was taken to be with God, prophesied about the days of the Lord, and it was told that when his son Methuselah died that it would come to past. So Methuselah became the time piece by which the people knew that something was going to happen. But even when Methuselah was 969 years old the people did not heed to the message of Noah. Much in the same way that the world is not heeding to the message today.
Like the Days of Lot
In the time of Lot there was a moral decay that was taking place. Same sex marriages were legalized and people were allowed to do what ever they pleased as long as it did not hurt anyone else. We now live in a time where this legislation is in the fore front of our country. We live in a time where people believe that a man can do anything as long as it does not hurt anyone else. We live in the days of Lot. The signs all point to one thing and that is that the Day of the Lord is at hand.
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