THURSDAY, JULY 21
Scripture: Matthew 24:36-39
Matthew 24:36-39 says, “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.” The flood was the judgment and Noah was safe in the ark. But who was taken away? In this account the righteous were saved and the ungodly, disobedient and rebellious were taken into judgment. We have to develop faith for the last days. In this passage they were saved to be a witness. The people who were taken away were the ungodly. The judgment takes them away and the righteous are left. Many believe the rapture will deliver the righteous from living through the end-times because it will occur before the judgments. Many have assumed this particular passage is a rapture passage. Have we bought into something that perhaps we may not see? Even if we will be raptured prior to the harshest judgments, it is wise to be prepared to go through them regardless.