Posted by: davidbowerkingwood | March 6, 2023

We, as Christians, Live Under God’s Shield of Protection!

First of All, Who and What we Really Are!

A Satanic priority is to conceal who and what we really are; if the truth were widely understood and believed, then the world would be greatly changed! The basic truth of the matter is; we are eternal, spiritual beings created in the image of God! There will never be a time when we do not exist in some form somewhere.

It has pleased God to place us initially in a temporary container made of this earth; this container, our human bodies, are short-term affairs, referred to in the Bible as tents which have been cursed by God for Adam’s disobedience, and will not accompany us on our future travels.

The Bible provides a brief historic summary of how we got here, where we’ve been and where we’re going. It also reveals the plans God has for us are unalterable and inevitable. We discover, from the Bible, there is one race of humankind that now exists in two forms; those spiritually alive and those spiritually dead.

Those spiritually alive have received life by faith in Jesus Christ as Savior; those spiritually dead remain under the death curse that resulted from Adam’s disobedience to God’s command. Ethnic distinctions are meaningless Satanic deceptions; we are all one race descended from Adam through Noah!

God’s First Intervention, the Great Flood

History shows that God deals dramatically and decisively when he chooses to intervene in the affairs of mankind. The Bible is filled with instances in the past and in the future when God steps in with great power and drama!

In Matthew 24:36-39 it is written:

36 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. 37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 38 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, 39 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 Lord Jesus Christ tells of a time when life was proceeding in a normal fashion and suddenly there was a massive change introduced by God; something that had never happened before started happening, water, pouring from the sky and monstrous torrents of water shooting miles up from the ground and flooding the earth.

For one thousand, six hundred and fifty-six years the ground had been watered by a mist that went up for the earth: “but a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground.” Genesis 2:6 Now, something was happening that defied the imagination.

Suddenly, the world as it had been known, was changing in a very dangerous way; earthquakes and volcanic eruptions were everywhere as the water started rising and wouldn’t stop. This would continue until every living creature on the face of the earth had drowned.

God’s Shield of Protection!

Although the world’s judgment would be severe; God, in his grace, had chosen some to protect from that judgment. In Genesis 6:5-14, the situation is explained:

Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. So the Lord said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.” But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.

This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God. 10 And Noah begot three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. 12 So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.

13 And God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth. 14 Make yourself an ark of gopherwood; make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and outside with pitch.”

It is easy to imagine the ridicule and laughter that must have been generated by a man building a massive boat on dry land and likely telling of something that had never, in the history of mankind, happened before. There must have been some moments of doubt when animals of all sorts started making their way into this massive boat with no visible guidance or motivation; Noah was putting on quite a show!

The Bible does not reveal how many were watching the show nor how they reacted when the unimaginable started to happen; water started falling from the sky for the first time! Genesis 7 summarizes what happens next as a cataclysm of truly Biblical proportions begins to unfold for the terrified left outside the Ark.

God’s Second Intervention, the First Advent

As a further manifestation of God’s grace, God determined to send His Son to earth to take on human form and be born of a virgin so he might die as the payment for the sins of the world. In addition, after the successful completion of his task, the Son would return to heaven and God, the Holy Spirit would come to earth to indwell all those who received salvation by faith in Jesus Christ as Savior.

God had hidden from the Old Testament prophets a new, secret development, the formation of a new entity called the church. All receiving Jesus Christ as Savior, would be given new spiritual life and joined, by the baptism of the Holy Spirit, into one spiritual body called the church.

This is where we find ourselves today, the church is almost 1,990 years old; having begun at Pentecost in 33 AD. At the First Advent, God had set Israel aside for an unrevealed number of years but had promised them an additional 7 years in the last days. I have written more on that in a three-part series that starts with; “The Seventy Weeks of Daniel”

Once Israel’s last seven years begins, the church will be gone, God does not mix the church and Israel. Israel had been set aside on March 30, AD 33 while the church didn’t come into existence until May 25, AD 33.

Next time, God’s Third Intervention, the Rapture of the Church.

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