The world is being destroyed by the flood again. This time, it is not the flood of waters like the days of Noah. Today’s flood comes in different forms.
There is financial flood. Several people are being submerged in this flood. They are finding it increasingly difficult to meet their basic needs. Some are in the ugly jaws of debt so much so that they are not likely to get out anytime soon.
What about the increasing number of unemployed youths; graduates being churned out of our tertiary institutions every year without the hope of livelihood? The flood is real and many are drowning.
There is the flood of sin and unrighteousness.
You may as well know this too, Timothy, that in the last days it is going to be very difficult to be a Christian2 Timothy 3:1 TLB
How true! It is becoming increasingly hard to be a Christian. Yes, people profess to be Christians but living up to it is the challenge. Christians lie, gossip, steal, fornicate and commit all kinds of atrocities. Godly values and virtues are falling. Fickleness and critical character defects are becoming the order of the day. You are seen as a stranger if you are standing for righteousness.
It takes a lot of grit and gumption to stand out in a time like this. And many are drowning already in the sea of sin. Many Christians have secret struggles with sin and ungodly passions. People are battling with terrible addictions to pornography and masturbation. The battle is real.
There is the flood of marital challenges. So many singles are being delayed. It’s hard these days to find a faithful partner. While there are so many mature singles seeking a mate, many married folks want to get out of their marriages. Couples who were once madly in love are now worst of enemies. Divorce is on the high side.
So many are subscribing to single parenthood; a phenomenon that was rarely known before. Cohabitation is common. People are becoming culprits of extramarital affairs. Others are now victims of polygamy. Married folks now complain of loneliness. Others are battling with delay in having the fruit of the womb. Children in families are becoming wayward. The enemy is doing everything to siphon the joy in the few happy homes. The floods are here!
And there is the flood of sicknesses and diseases. It is rare to find someone who is completely whole. Fibroid, ulcer, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, HIV-AIDS, typhoid, and migraine are some of the common diseases these days. Some have become regular customers of doctors. Healthcare takes a chunk out of their monthly income.
Others are seeking medicare abroad as the facilities available in their country cannot handle their health challenges. Parasites also upgrade just like applications. They reinvent their powers and become resistant to drugs that used to kill them. Living a healthy life has become a serious concern and many are drowning in the sea of sicknesses. As a matter of fact, many have died.
We are experiencing flooding of a kind just like that of the days of Noah.
“Now the flood was on the earth forty days. The waters increased and lifted up the ark, and it rose high above the earth. The waters prevailed and greatly increased on the earth, and the ark moved about on the surface of the waters. And the waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth, and all the high hills under the whole heaven were covered. The waters prevailed fifteen cubits upward, and the mountains were covered. And all flesh died that moved on the earth: birds and cattle and beasts and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, and every man.”Genesis 7:17-21 NKJV
There is no assurance or guarantee that these floods will decrease. Just as the waters of the flood of Noah increased so shall the flood of evil ravaging the world will increase.
Iniquity will abound, there will be more outbursts of diseases we have never known. There will be more economic crisis. Nations will experience more recession. White collar jobs will become scarcer especially with more innovations in technology. The waters will increase. The flood will swell and more and more people will be submerged and carried away.
The waters of Noah increased in four degrees. The waters increased and then the waters prevailed. In other words, some people were trying to escape and survive. They thought the flood won’t be much. They climbed trees and their storey buildings but eventually, the waters prevailed over them.
As if this was not enough, the Bible further said that the waters greatly increased and the waters prevailed exceedingly such that high hills including mountains were covered. There was no mountain too high for the flood; not Everest or Kilimanjaro could stand the flood. They were all submerged. I am amazed that birds that could fly so high were killed by the flood. All eagles died. The flood went so high and brought them down.
Friend, the coming flood will spare no one, not even massive financial empires. People who are considered as mountains and high hills today will be covered by the flood.
The Bible says, “All flesh died…” In other words, no carnal or fleshly method will be able to help you in the coming days. If you depend on any “flesh” you will be disappointed. Human methods will fail. Psychology, technology, modernism, religion and all forms of human invention will be submerged in this flood. Nothing connected to humans or the flesh will remain.
Medicine will fail as there will be outbursts of diseases fiercer than Ebola, HIV-AIDs, Cancer and other terminal diseases that we have known.
All these is enough to make the heart sink. One is bound to become terrified. But I have good news for you. Though the waters increased and millions of people were being destroyed by the flood, something amazing was happening;
“And the flood was forty days upon the earth; the waters increased and bare up the ark, and it was lifted up above the earth. And the waters prevailed and were increased greatly upon the earth, and the ark went upon the face of the waters.Genesis 7:17-18 KJV
Despite the flood, the ark was borne up and lifted above the earth. It floated. The increasing flood became the reason for the ark’s lifting. The more the waters, the higher the ark went. And Noah, his family with selected animals were in the ark. The same flood that destroyed the rest of the world lifted Noah and his family with all the animals with him above the earth.
I wouldn’t know the flood that you have been trying to survive. Is the flood related to marriage, finance, career, your spiritual life or health? The Lord asked me to tell you that you won’t be drowned in it.
When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown!Isaiah 43:2 TLB
This is God’s word – you will not drown. The floods have come not for your destruction but for your lifting. This flood of financial, marital, academic, health and spiritual challenges shall become the reason for your lifting.
There was the flood of famine in the days of Joseph. The whole world was in hunger but that flood of famine became the reason for Joseph’s lifting. The famine created the opportunity for the gifts and potentials of Joseph.
Isaac also thrived in the flood of famine that came in his days. When others were languishing in hunger, Isaac began to prosper, continued to prosper until he became very prosperous and the Philistines envied him (Genesis 26:12-14).
Remember, there was a flood in the days of Moses. Many of his age mates were killed by the sword of Pharaoh. The flood was fierce but Moses was saved. He was drawn out of the waters. He didn’t drown. And is it not amazing that the same source from which others were killed became the protection for Moses? Moses was raised in the corridors of Pharaoh who was supposed to have killed him.
This is why you need not fear the coming flood. It is meant for your salvation. It will create opportunities for your lifting. The coming distresses will create the opportunities for the gifts and graces God has placed within you. The flood will reveal your potentials.
You will see a thousand falling by your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it will not come near you. Only with your eyes will you see the reward of the evil-doers.Psalm 91:7-8 BBE
When others are experiencing a casting down, there will be lifting for you.
Meanwhile, there is a secret to this divine preservation from the flood. The ark was the secret. Except for the ark, there was no way Noah would have escaped the flood.
Only Noah and those who were with him in the ark remained alive.Genesis 7:23 NKJV
If you want to survive the coming flood and remain alive, the ark is the solution. There is nothing else you can do to stay afloat in the coming waves of evil and judgement except you are in the ark. Nothing could touch Noah as long as he was in the ark. The ark was the reason for his lifting.
Jesus Christ is the new testament Ark saving men from the flood of sin and evil ravaging the world. In Him, we are safe and secure. When we are in Him, we won’t be touched by what is destroying others. When you are in the Ark, you will be lifted above the earth. You won’t be affected by the same flood of sin, poverty, sickness and all forms of crisis in the world. The Ark gives you immunity against the evil in the outside world. Noah’s salvation began the day he was invited to come into the ark and he remained saved as long as he was in the ark.
I invite you to also come into this Ark – Jesus Christ. He is your only source of salvation and security. God’s word to Noah is God’s word to you today, “Come into the ark…” (Genesis 7:1).
Moses’ mother thought she could save him by keeping him in the house until she could no longer do so. She had to take him into the ark. It was “an ark of bulrushes” that saved Moses from the sword of Pharaoh (Exodus 2:3 KJV).
Friend, coming into the Ark and staying in it is the secret in these last days. Nothing else will work!
And I noticed that everyone in the ark enters in twos; none lacked his or her mate. This is why you are not permitted to remain single if marriage is God’s will for you. Your delay in finding a suitor should end because you are in the ark. In the ark, there is no barrenness. The present world was repopulated by those in the ark.
Perhaps, you are been pushed out of the ark by sin or the troubles of life, God’s hand is reaching out to you as it did to Jonah. The Lord is pulling you out of that flood. He is bringing you back into the Ark. You won’t drown in the name of Jesus. The hand that reached out to Peter is reaching out to you today in Jesus name.
Noah entered the ark with all his households; none was left out. Call every member of your family into the Ark in Jesus name. Call your friends and acquaintances to come into the Ark. Pray that the Lord will call them in today. You don’t want to be in the Ark while they are wasted by the flood outside the ark.
Let me remind you again that there is no sin, sickness, diseases, hunger, lack, delay or bareness in the Ark; these are the experiences of those outside the Ark. If you are in the Ark and you are experiencing any of this, it is time to vehemently reject it in Jesus name. The hand of the Lord is pulling you out of the flood in Jesus name.
You are lifted!
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