“But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.” (Gen. 15:16)
“And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.” (Luke 21:24)
A people, a group of individuals, a nation if you will. But for that simple person, “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;” (Romans 1:28)
And when one sees another emboldened and not immediately punished, they also will not fear.
We are witness to this, over the last few decades those who have been given over to reprobate minds are not immediately punished by those who are in authority over us.
“A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.” (Prov. 16:9)
The time of the Gentiles is coming to an end, those who have been given over to a reprobate mind are increasing exponentially, more are added to their ranks each day.
“Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.” (Eccl. 8:11)
It happened in the days of Noah, it happened in the valley of Sodom and Gomorrah, to the Amorites, and it is happening again in our day. I often contemplate the words of Job’s wife, “Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die.” (Job 2:9) Would his death have been instantaneous; would his heart have burst at that very moment if he had done so?
These are the days of grace, and we do not need to look very far to see the truth of this, for as this world is plunged daily into greater sin, the grace of our Lord is seen easier, if you will but look at His mercy. Lights shine brightest when it is the darkest, grace abounds more fully when sin grows.
We who have been born-again are waiting, patiently I would hope, for that one last person to repent and call upon the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation of their soul, we are waiting for the Rapture, we are waiting for our own death, we are waiting to be released from the flesh, removed from these most evil days, but until that moment we are serving, and will continue to serve in whatever form He calls us to. Noah served, Lot served, those who hid in caves, who were burned at the stake, who have and are today being tortured and killed for His name’s sake served, and in faith you and I are to serve.
“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” (Heb. 10:25)
That is in part what these short letters are that I have been chosen to write to you, these are how the Living God has called me to be in fellowship with my brothers and sisters in Christ, to encourage them to serve, to obey in love, to help you to continue in the fight with the full knowledge that the time of the Gentiles is nearly over, to stand in His strength until your last breath here.
I pray that all of you who read them are the wheat, not the chaff, but I know the truth of Matthew 7:14, “Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” As well as Matthew 22:14, “For many are called, but few are chosen.”
Only eight in that ark, only four went out of that valley, only Rahab and her family, most will not find mercy. But today it is still offered, and you who are hid in Christ are to be the bearer of that message.
Here, in their own words, is what you will hear, “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.” (2nd Peter 3:4)
Here is your answer to them, “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” (2nd Peter 3:9)
There isn’t much time left, this is clearly seen by those who are hid in Christ, but we are here today, so that means we are to be serving. The door of the ark was eventually shut by the Lord, serve in love until then.