“But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the Coming of the Son of Man be.” (37.).
According to the teaching of Jesus Christ, Noah was a real person, the flood was a great fact, and the second Coming of Christ as the Son of Man will be an unfailing certainty.
What the state and conditions of the world will be when He comes is here clearly revealed, “As the days of Noah were, so shall the Coming of the Son of Man be.” Nothing could be more simple than this.
As there was great and growing wickedness in the days of Noah, so shall also the Coming of the Son
of Man be.
The world did not go on growing better and better up till the days of Noah, “ This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.” (II.Tim3:1).
The world grew worse and worse, till 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 (Gen .6.5).
So shall it be when the Son of Man comes. “As in the days of Sodom” (Lk. 17,29,30). In the last days, “Perilous times” (II.Tim. 3:1) ; “Not endure sound doctrine” (II.Tim. 4: 3); “Damnable heresies” (II.Pt.2:1); “Strong delusion” (II.Thess. 2:11) ; “Scoffers, walking after their own lusts” (II.Pt. 3:3); “Many departing from the faith. ”
As there was faithful warning in the days of Noah, so shall also the Coming of the Son of Man be.
Noah was a preacher of righteousness (II.Pt. 2:5). For one hundred and twenty years, while the Ark was being preparing, “By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.” (Heb. Il:7).
Every board put in the Ark was a note of warning that judgment was coming, “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;” (II.Tim.4:2,3). So shall also the Coming of the Son of Man be.
There never was a time in the history of the Church when the “Coming of Christ” must be preached, do we hear this cry clearly in that is recorded in (Mt.25,6) “Behold, the Bridegroom cometh”
As they were overtaken with sudden surprise in the days of Noah, so shall also the Coming of the Son of Man be. “They knew not until the flood came and took them all away” (v. 39).
They were marrying and giving in marriage until Noah entered the Ark, “and the Lord had shut the door,” (Gen.7:16).
They believed not the testimony of Noah,”Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, and saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.” (II.Pt.3:3,4).
The habits and sins of society’ remained unchanged and uurepented. So shall also the coming of the Son of Man be. When He comes shall He find faith in the earth ? (Lk.8:18).
He shall come suddenly. “For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west, so shall also the Coming of the Son of Man be” (Mt. 24: 27). Who shall stand when He appeareth ?
As all who entered the Ark in the days of Noah were saved, so shall also the Coming of the Son of Man, The Lord said, “Come thou and all thy house into the Ark” (Gen7:1).
Noah and his family obeyed the call, then the Lord shut him in. Noah and his family was kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ”(1.Pt.1:5). So shall it be when the Son of Man cometh. “Caught up..to meet the Lord in the air, and so shall we ever be with the Lord” (I.Thess.4.:17).
All who are now in the kingdom of God’s of shall be taken away before the judgment of God falls upon the disobedient and the unbelieving. “They that are Christ’s at His coming” (1.Cor.15: 23).
Just as Lot was taken out of Sodom before the judgment of fire came. He that hath this hope purifieth himself, Jesus is coming
As all outside the Ark were visited with judgment in the days of Noah, so shall also the Coming of the Son of Man be,“The flood came and swept them all away” (v. 39).
The Ark, as a means of salvation, was beyond their reach whenever the door was shut, “Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.” (Mt.25:13).
Their day of opportunity was now gone. So shall also the Coming of the Son of Man be.
“Tribulation and anguish” (Rom. 2. 9) ; “Weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth” will be the portion of every Christ rejecter when He comes. Let us note the cry of the rich man in (Lk.16: 27,28). “Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house: For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.”
Those who have not on the wedding garment when the King comes will be cast forth into outer darkness..”Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.” As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be when the Son of Man cometh.