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Summary: THE LAST DAYS

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Genesis 6 v. 1 – 13 & ch 7 v. 21 – 24

1. THE LAST DAYS – Luke 17 v. 26 & 27 “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.”

(a) Days of Confusion + compromise – Genesis 6 v. 2 – Sons of God (Sethites) saw the daughters of men

1. Lack of supplication (prayer) – saw & took as they chose – “lust of the eyes”

2. Lack of separation – sons of God & daughters of men – unequal yoke

3. Lack of sanctification – i.e. holiness – v. 3 “My spirit shall not always strive with man”

(b) Days of Conflict – 6 v. 13 “The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence”

1. The reason for violence – Godlessness – turned away from seeking God

2. The range of violence – limitless – “the earth was filled with violence”

3. The result of violence – judgment – “I will destroy them with the earth” Note – God’s verdict, based on God’s vision, backed by God’s virtue

(c) Days of Corruption – 6 v. 5 “God saw that the wickedness of man was great”

1. Man’s wickedness was great – sinfulness of sin before a holy God

2. Man’s willfulness was great – “every imagination” – only evil continually

3. Man’s wantonness was great – v. 6 “it repented the Lord”, it grieved him at his heart

(a) The hindrance of sin (seeking God)

(b) The hardness of sin (slighting God)

(c) The hurtfulness of sin (saddening God) – it grieved him at his heart – Why? Man was a created being – v. 7 “I have created” – a corrupted being – v. 5 wickedness great – a corrupted being – v. 7 both men and beast – influence on creation

(d) Days of Condemnation – v. 7 “And the Lord said, I will destroy man”

1. Source of judgment - “I will destroy”

2. The subjects of judgment – man

3. Severity of judgment – destroy

4. Solemnity of judgment – which I have created

5. Soverignity of judgment – “for it repenteth me that I have made them”

2. THE LONGSUFFERING GOD 6 v. 3 “And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man” 1 Peter 3 v. 20” when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.” – God is not slack

1. The divine resolve – v. 7 “I will destroy man”

(a) Judgment decreed by God

(b) Declared by Noah – “preacher of righteousness”

(c) Denied by world – despite warnings

(d) Delivered by God – He promised it, proclaimed it (to Noah) prepared for it (ark) & performed it” God hath appointed a day in which he will judge the world in righteousness”


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