In the storms of life, sometimes we just need a rainbow. Why? Well, it has to do with what the rainbow stands for and, to understand that, we have to go a long way back in time.
About 4000 years ago or so, humankind had become very wicked. There was no respect for life or for the Creator who made all life. People’s thoughts were evil. Their acts were evil. Everything was about evil.
Imagine a world like that. Imagine a place where evil was the norm and good was unheard of because everyone’s thoughts were wicked. There would be no respect for one another and the weakest would be the most vulnerable. Children, the elderly, the disabled, the sick…would all live and die at the hands of others. They would just be a commodity to be used for the pleasure and whims of the adults and the strong. Lusts and desires of the flesh would be their “gods”. It would be all about “self” with no one else really mattering.
The Creator was SO heartbroken over all of this evil that resided in the hearts and actions of the people He had created that He regretted even making them. He wanted to destroy them all…to remove the evil from the earth. Yet, in that darkest of times, there was one man and his family who remained faithful to the Creator. He was righteous and wholehearted and he walked with the Creator G-d, rather than the gods that people had made of their own hearts. So, the Creator decided to save this little family out of all humankind. The man, his wife, his three sons and their wives were all kept from harm. How? Read on.
The Creator told the man to build a huge boat to hold the people and the animals that He wanted to save. When I write “huge”, I mean really HUGE! It was at least 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high! To put that in perspective, it was taller than a 3 story building. The deck area was as big as 36 lawn tennis courts. It could hold as much as 569 railroad stock-cars. How long of a train would that be? Five and one-half miles long! Wow! That might not be that big according to today’s world of ocean liners, but back then I would say that was HUGE! (For more information on the boat go here and here and here and here.)
120 years after the man was told to build the boat, the Creator brought animals came to him and they all went inside. At that point, the Creator closed the big door in the side of the boat, the rain started and the waters began to break out from the depths of the earth. This went on for 40 days until every part of the earth was under water. They were in that boat for about a year. When they finally left the boat, they gave thanks to the Creator and He put a rainbow in the sky as a sign of His promise to never flood the entire earth again.
When I look at the world today I am reminded of the world back then. Sure, there are good people all around, but I also see so much evil rising up. I see hatred and genocide, the killing of babies in the womb, the abuse of children of all ages, the denying of medical care to elderly and disabled people. I see people purposely pitting groups of people against each other instead of promoting true equality and harmony. I see lying and a lack of integrity all around. I see wars and people torturing others. What a sad state our world is in. Are we any better than those people before the flood?
In the midst of all the evil rising in this world today, it is a comfort to see the rainbow and be reminded that the Creator will never flood the whole world again. I know that the Creator is watching over us. He sees those who worship Him and are true to Him. He will take care of those of us who truly love Him and obey Him. We will go through hard things, but we will come out the other side victorious to be with the Creator forever.
We have been warned there is another judgment coming and that the world will be similar to the time before the flood. The condition of this world and its systems of power plus a careful study of biblical prophecy shows it is not that far away. The next (and last) judgment is coming soon.
So, how do we escape the coming judgment? There is only one way…get into the boat. We do have a “boat” today. Just as the Creator provided a way of escape for this family, He also provides one for us today. It is the person of His Son…Yeshua/Jesus. It is only by trusting in Yeshua that you will escape the coming judgment.
The Creator does not want to destroy His people. He wants His people with Him forever. He only wants to destroy evil. There is a time of tremendous upheaval coming upon this earth that will be so intense that it will cause people to put their hopes in a seemingly good leader. But he will ultimately prove to be false, resulting in a time of horror never seen before. Judgment will fall and evil WILL be destroyed, but this time it will be a forever deal. When it is all over evil will be gone forever and all that will remain is a new heaven and new earth for the Creator’s people to dwell in with Him forever.
Yeshua came as Messiah about 2,000 years ago. In the bible timeline, we are looking at about 2000 years before the flood. Then another 2000 years until Messiah followed by another 2,000 years until Messiah comes again. Yeshua showed up right on schedule the first time and He will show up right on schedule again.
What year will it be? Well, calendars have gotten a bit messed up so we don’t really know for sure, but we can know that it is going to be “soon”. We can even know about what time of year He will come because the feasts of the Creator are all prophetic. It will be on a feast whose start time no one knows the hour or the day of because the feast starts based upon the sighting of the moon cycle…not a particular calendar day.
A time is coming like this planet has never seen before. Won’t you please give it some serious consideration? This life is not a game and you don’t get another chance once you die. You only have one life. You are not invincible. There is only one True G-d and neither you or I or anyone else is He.
Please, if you have not entrusted your spiritual well-being to Yeshua, stop and do it now. Stop playing the “game”. We ALL have darkness in our hearts and it causes us to be separated from the Creator. It does not matter if it is a little or a lot…NO darkness can be in fellowship with the Creator! Only the Light of Yeshua can take that darkness away and restore us into fellowship with G-d. All you need to do is acknowledge that darkness…admit to yourself and G-d that you have blown it on some level in your life…that you have done wrong things. Ask Him to forgive you. Believe that Yeshua came and died and rose again for YOU…so that YOU could receive forgiveness and be back in fellowship with the Creator of all. Then give Him first place in your life and live for Yeshua out of love for Him and gratefulness for what He has done for you. He has paid the price to redeem you (buy you) from the bondage of slavery to darkness so that you are free to live in the True Light. Live as if you truly do belong to Him…for you do…if you accept His offer of forgiveness!
I guarantee that your life will never be the same if you do this. He will take away the darkness and start changing you in amazing ways. You will walk in fellowship with Him and His Ruach/Spirit will live within you…forever! Tough times are coming and, I believe, have already started. Please don’t wait. Life is not a game or a stage performance. It is the real deal and you only get one go around. Choose before it is too late. Accept Yeshua’s gift to you!
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