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Harvest Daily with Greg Laurie - July 20, 2006

Like Noah’s Day


“In those days before the Flood, the people were enjoying banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered his boat.  People didn’t realize what was going to happen until the Flood came and swept them all away.   That is the way it will be when the Son of Man comes.”

—Matthew 24:38–39


The people in Noah’s day mocked his beliefs.  They laughed at the old man who was building his huge boat when there was no body of water around.  But when those first drops of rain started coming down, they changed their tune.


This mockery like Noah experienced, that is, the mockery of the things of God, will also be a sign of the last days.  The Bible says in 2 Peter 3:3, “First, I want to remind you that in the last days there will be scoffers who will laugh at the truth and do every evil thing they desire.   This will be their argument: ‘Jesus promised to come back, did he?   Then where is he?   Why, as far back as anyone can remember, everything has remained exactly the same since the world was first created.’ ”  How accurate this description is.  It’s the same argument being used today.  The writing is on the wall for all to see.  And it isn’t hard to read that writing if you’re paying attention.


According to the Bible, there is a generation that will not see death.  Instead, they will be removed from the face of the earth.  And if you believe in the Rapture, you are not alone.  According to one study done by a news magazine, 61 percent of Americans believe that Jesus Christ will return to the earth, and 44 percent believe in the Rapture.


Judgment is coming.  There is no doubt about it.

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