“So the Lord was sorry He had ever made them and put them on the earth. It broke His heart.” (Genesis 6:6 NLT)
Have you ever asked the Lord to let what breaks His heart, break yours? It may sound very “spiritual,” but it’s debilitating. It’s a heaviness of heart and mind that saps your energy and breaks your heart. God’s heart for mankind, His love for us and His vision for what we can become, is crushed in the light of our wickedness and determination to go our own way.
Genesis 6:5 says: “The Lord observed the extent of human wickedness on the earth, and He saw that everything they thought or imagined was consistently and totally evil.” This was in the days of Noah, just before the flood.
Fast forward to Luke 17:26 where Jesus says: “When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in Noah’s day. In those days, the people enjoyed banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered his boat and the flood came and destroyed them all.”
When I think of the last days in which we presently find ourselves, and I see my neighbors coming and going; the young woman who cuts my hair; the young man who delivers my mail; the many people who speed by in their vehicles as I walk my pups; and on and on. These are real people, with a real destiny, most of whom, like the people of Noah’s day, don’t have a clue as to what’s about to happen. They will walk into eternity unaware of what God is about to do when He calls a halt to time and every person who has ever lived will stand before Him to give an account of their life.
Are you ready for that day? It will be here more quickly than you can imagine.
Like every other person on planet earth, I’m unable to see things as God sees them. I can’t see into the hearts of people who seem to be really good and my heart breaks to think of them missing heaven. I struggle to see what’s in my own heart, and sometimes I can’t imagine why God would let me into His perfect heaven. But God sees behind the masks that we wear to impress others, and to hide from Him.
It’s at this point I have to rely on trust. How so? I either believe God’s Word, the Bible, or I don’t. There’s no option to believe the parts I like and with which I agree and discard the rest. I either put the full weight of my trust on the promises of God, believing I have no merit before Him, and believing my salvation is by grace alone, activated by faith alone, or I don’t. I must trust God and not myself. I must trust God’s Word and not the reasoning of man. And, I must take seriously my commission to warn those who are living their lives apart from God.
Can you begin to imagine the ridicule Noah suffered while building the Ark? It had never rained, yet here was Noah building a huge boat, warning everyone he could that rain was coming, and it would flood the earth. Everyone was laughing and ridiculing him, then it started to sprinkle. God closed the door to the Ark and everyone on earth died, except those in the Ark.
Friends, it’s starting to sprinkle! We’re running out of time and the only opportunity we have to make things right with God is NOW! The only time to prepare for what’s coming is today, in this minute. We have no promise of another second. Death comes in a heartbeat. One second, you’re alive, the next you’re not. Please don’t wait. Click on the link below and watch a brief video with Ron Hutchcraft.
Yes, of course you have doubts and questions. I have questions. But, of this I’m certain: Once I was blind, but now I see; once I was lost, headed for an eternity separated from God, but now my soul is secure in the hands of my Savior. I know when I close my eyes in death, I will open them in the presence of Jesus. Please click this link – https://hutchcraft.com/the-bridge-to-god
Blessings, Ed 😊