Matthew 24:38-39 “For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and they did not understand until the flood came and took them away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be.”
For my whole Christian life I have come to believe that God is going to bring destruction before the coming of the Son of Man on the earth, maybe you have been taught the same thing. As I studied the days of Noah as noted in Genesis 6-8, the Lord began to reveal a mystery to me, that I have never been taught nor saw before. Looking at the days of Noah, the corruption of man, the evil (selfish) intents of his heart, and God’s grief over ever creating man are the obvious days of Noah things. The building of the ark, the entering two by two most have known since childhood. The 40 days and nights of rain, the rainbow as a covenant promise that God would never do that again, is all so familiar to us. If it is not, please read the story.
What began my quest into the mystery of Noah was his name, which means rest. I then began to realize he was a transitional figure, he saw the end of one world and the beginning of another. These revelations peaked my interest even more in the story, for it sounds a lot like where we are today. So, what happened in the days of Noah? Looking through the rainbow, which is our covenant promise of never being destroyed again by a flood, I had a desire to see a deeper meaning. Here is what I learned.
Genesis 7:11 says, “In the 600th year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day all the fountains of the great deep burst open, and the floodgates of the sky were opened.” That phrase floodgates of the sky is translated windows of heaven. Malachi 3:10 says, “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out a blessing for you until it overflows.” We are in the year 5775AD, this in the Hebrew calendar, is the year of the open window and the verse for this year is Malachi 3:10.
As I put all these puzzle pieces together, the Lord showed me that He is about to open the windows of heaven and flood the earth with blessings until they overflow. A friend of mine sent me a text about a month ago and said, I hear the abundance of rain! We are about to experience the rain of blessing as in the days of Noah!