Green for go, Orange for
pause, red for stop. Without these warning lights there would be
chaos on the roads.
Every time you come to a set of these flashing
you know that they are there to be
observed and obeyed.
Did you know that GOD has His set of lights.
Yes GOD does not
expect His people to rush headlong through the night,
which leads to ETERNAL DAY
without signals that
show the way.
There are 3 signals that GOD flashes that we
do well to take heed of. The 1st is EARTHQUAKE.
No human power can control it. No human power
can bring about an earthquake.
In a matter of moments, great buildings are shattered
to ruins in the streets below.
Yes in a matter of a few seconds, while the
hearts of people stood still with terror. While no human hand could
possibly aid them, the great concrete structures crashed and
shattered to ruins in the street below. Men and women grabbed their
babies and fled blindly for shelter, they know not where.
No human power can stay an
earthquake or even warn of its coming. It is a RED light from GOD
flashing an urgent warning to the man and the woman who is living
for the things of this world, who is forgetting that there is a GOD
and one day every soul will have to give account of the life they
FAMINE is another spectre
that stalks the footsteps of man, which no human power can control.
A man may plant but the
results are largely out of his hands. If GOD withholds the rain
the seeds will not grow.
If He sends too much rain the seeds will rot.
A drought or a flood can ruin the crops and cause a famine. Yes
FAMINE is a danger signal from GOD. It is another warning to a world
that neither cares or thinks about GOD.
FLOOD is the 3rd major tragedy that man cannot
entirely control. Time after time, year after year, that was a very
obvious fact as the floods swept New South Wales and the towns of
Maitland, Singleton, Lismore and others were under water. Hundreds
were rendered homeless and many lives were lost.
A flood comes from
circumstances that are beyond the control of man.
Dames may be built to hold back the waters but
dams break. And the most disastrous flood that has come to man in
recent years, was when a Dam that was called perfect broke with a
sudden strain of waters from a cloudburst. Many lives were lost,
homes were destroyed and live stock drowned.
are warnings from GOD. GOD is flashing His RED light, to men and
women because the PHYSICAL voice is the only voice that men will
The BIBLE repeatedly states
that EARTHQUAKES, FAMINE, FLOODS
are acts of GOD. And I want to tell you that the
Twentieth Century Insurance Companies recognize this also. All these
things are sent to WARN man.
Now take the
case of NOAH'S FLOOD.
This was the most disastrous catastrophe that
ever struck the world that we live in.
Genesis 6:5 says, "And God saw that the wickedness of man was
great in the earth and that every imagination of the thoughts of his
heart was only evil continually."
Verse 6 says, "And it repented the LORD that He had made man on the earth, and it
grieved Him at His heart. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom
I have created from the face of the earth; both man and beast, and
the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air for it repenteth Me
that I have made them."
As GOD looked down upon this
earth He saw that the wickedness of men and women was so great that
their thoughts were only evil. Why it is a picture of OUR DAY. A
perfect description of the time in which we are living.
Strangely enough JESUS
forecast that this
would be the prevailing situation in the
social world just prior to His return.
Luke 17:26,27 says, "And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it
be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank,
they married wives, they were given in marriage until the day that
Noe entered into the ark and the flood came and destroyed them all."
The Flood a Judgment
The FLOOD was a JUDGMENT. It
was a judgment upon men and women who had given themselves over to a
life of SIN and self-seeking.
But a greater JUDGMENT is coming upon man: THE
DAY OF THE LORD. The terrible things that we read of in the
SCRIPTURES about this fateful occasion are to WARN us. The
Newspapers shriek warning after warning to a foolish world.
NOAH' S FLOOD was and is a
warning to mankind.
Scepticism of the Flood
I have heard some people say
that they don't believe in the flood. As
a matter of fact there are plenty of folk who do not believe that
there is a GREAT DAY OF RECKONING for mankind.
Some people even say that the FLOOD was
tradition. The FLOOD of the day of NOAH is not tradition, it is
The SIGNS of the FLOOD still stare us in the
face wherever we go. Sea shells and pebbles are found lifted high on
the hills and mountains.
Before the FLOOD the earth was beautiful.
There was luxurious vegetation, wild life was in abundance. The
whole earth basked in a semi-tropical climate. The inhabitants of
the earth had never seen rain.
Genesis 2:6 says, "But there went up a mist from the earth, and
watered the whole face of the ground."
So when NOAH sounded out the
warning "Flee from the flood, the heaven's will rain water", the
people just could not understand it. They had never seen rain and
they did not have an idea what it would be like. The scientists and
the leaned men scoffed at the idea of a flood. They ridiculed NOAH
and called him a calamity, bowler.
Scoffers in the Last Days
We find that a similar
attitude exists to day. In the educational and scientific worlds
deliberate attempts have been made to undermine the BIBLE as the
WORD of GOD. We should not be surprised at this because GOD warned
us that in the LAST DAYS this would be the case.
2 Peter 3:3-6 RSV says,
"First of all ye must understand
this, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing
following their own passions and saying, Where is the promise of His
coming? For ever since the fathers
fell asleep all things have continued as they
were from the beginning of creation, They ... deliberately
ignore this fact ... that by the Word of GOD
heavens existed long ago and an earth formed out of water and by
means of water, through which the world that then existed was
deluged with water and perished."
GOD speaking through St Peter tells us that
men would deliberately ignore the facts that plainly reveal the
earth was once destroyed by water.
This is exactly what we are seeing today.
"the world that then
was," The world before the FLOOD
"the earth which is now," Our present
"a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness," The world to come.
Three Worlds in God's Plan
You see there 3 worlds in the plan of GOD:2nd from the FLOOD
to the JUDGMENT
1st from EDEN to
3rd the EARTH made
earth of ours as we
know it is but a ruin of the original earth when it was made in its
perfection by GOD. It was ruined at the time of the FLOOD.
Before the flood there was
more land than water. There was no rain. The watering system was
different. Four rivers issued from the Garden of Eden and they
flowed through the natural world.
Upheaval of the Flood
Today the average ocean
depth is 2.33 miles, while the height of the land is just under a
mile. If the earth was leveled out the water would cover it by a
depth of 1.5 miles. The miracle
is that the sea does not overflow the land.
The structure of the earth
tells of a mighty upheaval.
The strata of the rocks reveal that the earth's
surface must have been torn up for miles down and re-laid by the
action of the water. In some places evidence is that this occurred
as far as 10 miles down.
The BIBLE in
says, "the fountains of the great deep were
broken up, and the windows (margin -
floodgates) of heaven were opened,"
The great underground rivers
burst forth. The heavens poured out great volumes of water.
Genesis 8:3 says,
"And the waters returned
from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and
fifty days the waters were abated,"
In the margin it says "in going and returning".
Great tidal waves swishing
back and forth with terrific tidal power that broke up and re-laid
the earth's surface over and over.
think of that for 150 days or 5 months. The great tidal waves rushed
back and forth. And as the waters went roaring up and down, huge
ravines were formed
in the deep mud over which they flowed. So it is that you have such
marvels as the GRAND CANYON of ARIZONA. And rocks deposited in many
strange positions as if some giant hand had placed them there.
Why you can see for yourself, the way the
waters of the English channel have steadily hewed out Britain's
Southern coast until half a hill of chalk was washed away at Dover.
I have stood on those chalky cliffs and looked down at the swishing
water continually cutting at the base.
Evidence for the Flood
In my lifetime I have seen the ocean level
drop 20 ft and the land rise the same distance. In Napier New
Zealand, after the great earthquake the land rose 20 ft out of the
ocean and at the same time the sea level dropped 20ft. In one way
the earthquake was a boom
for it brought into existence hundreds of of acres of
land that previously was under water.
They discovered a whale
skeleton 3029 ft up in the mountains by the north sea. Elephants
never climb, yet their remains have been found in the highest
explored parts of Tibet, right up on the roof of the world. In
Siberia they have found elephants and mammoth tusks. In one place
they have gathered ivory for hundreds of years.
The amazing thing is this
that they all died suddenly together.
In Alaska gold dredges
unearthed great groups of skeletons of lions, elephants, horses,
bears, bison, moose, all fully preserved.
In Greenland, Spitzbergen and the Antarctic as
well as in many other countries of the world we find coal beds which
were formed by the flood. The coal beds of the world also confirm
the flood. These are
the forests of the ancient world.
evidence is that these forests were suddenly overwhelmed
in a giant cataclysm. Coal
seams 26 ft thick are at the North Pole, and it is from the giant
Sequoia trees now growing only in California.
Everywhere are seen the results of enormous volumes of water
in violent action.
Every great mountain range contains
various forms of ocean life: shells or oysters which were
buried in sediment, laid down by flowing waters on a large
scale. Great numbers of these ancient marine deposits are
now miles high above the present ocean bed. The evidence of
a world wide flood is overwhelming
Of course there are some who
quibble about the size of the ARK. They say that it was utterly
impossible for Noah to get two animals of every kind into the boat,
the size of the one
he built. However according to the famous archeologist
William Matthew Petrie, the ARK had the
tremendous carrying capacity of 2,958,000 cubit feet. Or to put it
in modern terms it would take a train of almost 1000 freight
trucks (standard gauge) to carry this enormous load.
The ARK was the largest
vessel that ever floated prior to the building of the giant liners
of the Twentieth Century:
- 515 ft long
- 86 ft wide
- 52 ft high
- 42,000 tons
And because of its
construction it could carry a third more cargo than any modern
vessel that equaled it in size and dimensions. There was no engine
room, no crew' s quarters, control stations, lifeboats, and rounded
And NOAH was not under the
necessity of finding room in his ARK for every variety
and specimen of animal and
bird alive today.
GOD gave a specific command.
Genesis 7:14 says, "They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after
their kind , and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth
after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every
A kind is a species, an may
be generally described as those which can cross-breed with
fertility. Today we have hundreds of different kinds of dogs all
coming from the one stock.
Evolution or Mutation
You ask "How did all this
come about" - by mutation.
"What!" you say, "Is not
No, it is not evolution.
EVOLUTION is transmutation, that is the changing from one kind to
another such as a monkey changing into a man. Such a thing has never
happened in the history of man.
Genesis 1:24, "And God said, Let the
earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and
creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was
It would be against the command
of GOD for such a thing to happen.
But there is mutation. For instance, you have red
dahlia's in your garden this year and you save the root clumps
(tubers) to plant the following season.
Now from that root clump (tubers) you will get
red dahlia's. But the dahlia's produce seeds. When you plant the
seeds from the red dahlia you may get a dozen different colours of
that type and
variety none of which will be red.
these mutants or variants (some)
will fix themselves as a new type
and develop a tuber that
And so it is that new
varieties of dahlia are added to the market from year to year.
But the important thing to
remember is this these new dahlia's remain dahlia's. They do not
become onions or potatoes or tomatoes.
Now then, if NOAH took into
his ARK a pair of a strain of every available creature, the
varieties would have arisen by the process of mutation. A typical
case would be the bees. There are many, many different varieties of
bees. But NOAH would have to take only a fertile queen into the ARK,
for her progeny could in turn give rise to all the other varieties.
It seems fairly evident that
the giant animals did not go into the ARK with the flood but
perished, for after the flood there was little if any vegetation and
before the flood the whole world was covered in verdant growth. So
NOAH'S problem of accommodating the creatures
was not so difficult after all.
A lady asked
this question, "How
was the Ark ventilated?" Yes how was the Ark ventilated? There were
all those animals and men, and only one little window up in the
roof. How did they breath?
Well we have the dimensions
of the ARK, and the shape.
- 515 ft long
- 86 ft high
- 52 ft wide
Genesis 6:16 says, "A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a
cubit shalt thou finish it above."
Or up to a cubit shalt thou
finish it. Finish what? The window of the ARK.
If the windows were to be
finished up to a cubit it probably meant it ran the full length of
the ARK, leaving a cubit at each end. That would be quite some
ventilation. The overhanging eaves would keep the dripping rain out.
amazing thing was the fact that the ARK was exactly 6 times as long
as she was wide. Did you know that most modern liners follow the
same pattern, 6
times as long as they are wide. And you could expect that, for GOD
designed this remarkable vessel.
Noah a Real
JESUS CHRIST the Son of God,
recognized Noah as a real person and the flood as a very real event.
For 120 years NOAH preached his message and built his ARK, but the
world mocked and ridiculed, the same as it does today with the
message that the world will be again destroyed with a flood of fire.
Seven days before the flood came, a divine
hand shut the ARK'S mighty door with NOAH and his family inside.
GOD'S people were
safe. They had obeyed His commands. When the 7 days had expired the
FLOOD came in all its fury. "The world that
then was" perished.
Ark of Mercy
Once again we have come to the very hour when
the ARK of MERCY will be closed. The 7 Last Plagues will begin to
fall, then "the earth which is now."
will be destroyed by fire making way for "a
new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness."
My friends are you watching the warning lights
of GOD? It is still on GREEN. Don't wait for it to change to ORANGE
for that will be too late. When RED appears it will be STOP to this
old world of ours.
May GOD help each one of us to read His signs
so we may know where
we are in this world today.