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As in the days of Noah

Here is a message that God has put on my heart which I believe serves as a timely warning regarding in whom we should place our faith.

1st Samuel 8:4-20

4 Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel unto Ramah,

5 And said unto him, Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.

6 But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the Lord.

7 And the Lord said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them.

8 According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt even unto this day, wherewith they have forsaken me, and served other gods, so do they also unto thee.

9 Now therefore hearken unto their voice: howbeit yet protest solemnly unto them, and shew them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.

10 And Samuel told all the words of the Lord unto the people that asked of him a king.

11 And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before his chariots.

12 And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over fifties; and will set them to plow his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and instruments of his chariots.

13 And he will take your daughters to be confectionaries, and to be cooks, and to be bakers.

14 And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.

15 And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants.

16 And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his work.

17 He will take the tenth of your sheep: and ye shall be his servants.

18 And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the Lord will not hear you in that day.

19 Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us;

20 That we also may be like all the nations; and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles

God gave the people of Israel the freedom to choose whom they would serve, God or a man king and warned them of the consequences of their decision. They ignored Gods warning and chose a man to be their king, rather than put their faith and trust in God. Consequently, all of the hardships and injustices Samuel warned them about came to pass and they regretted their choice……. but it was too late to undo what had been done.

I firmly believe that we have entered into the “Last Days” and the “days of Noah” that God warned us about in both the old and new testaments.

Matthew 24:37
But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

In the perilous times that lie ahead, its critical that we place our trust and faith on the solid rock that God has provided us in the person of Jesus Christ. All other ground is sinking sand! Let us not look with fear and apprehension at the gathering clouds of darkness that God has said will descend upon us “like the days of Noah” , but rather look forward in anticipation to the coming dawn when OUR KING, will rule the nations with a rod of iron.

Do not be decieved by the “spirit of lawlessness” that would have you believe a man king will bring peace and properity to this earth.

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