X. Why didn't Jesus return at the end of the 6th.day?
        
        The reason is because no man knows the day or the hour when Jesus will return.
(Matt.24:36)This
​       includes this study
. However, this study does reveal the urgency of the time and season. Jesus said,    
        "occupy ( to busy one's self, i.e. to trade)  until I come."
(Luke.19:13)  Besides, nobody knows if this is really 
        the year 2017 because our calendars are not correct. Even if our calendar was correct, it is still a waste of
        time calculating the day or the hour because Jesus said, nobody knows except the Father.
(Matt.24:36)
        
      
A. God did not tell Noah the exact time of the flood 
                 
             "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. And it repented
[20] the Lord that he had made man
              on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
 And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created
              from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it
              repenteth me that I have made them. When God told Noah was that the end of all flesh has come up
              before Him, and He would destroy the earth, 
(Gen.6:1-13) NOTHING was said about "when." All that
              Noah was given was a pattern for the Ark and time to prepared.
(Matt.24:36-37, Heb.11:7, 2Peter.3:1-9)

               
There was nothing about 120 years.
 
          
  1. His job was to build according to the pattern
                 
                   Noah's job was to "occupy" (busy himself
Luke.19:13) by building an Ark according to the pattern. 
                
  (Gen.6:14-22)Note: NOTHING was left to Noah's imagination! The same is true today because 
                   our minds are being renewed
(Rom.12:1-2) and our imaginations are a mixture and completely
                   unreliable.

      
      2. Today we have the pattern
              
                   As it was in Noah's day, the same is true today. We do not know the exact time of the Second
                   Coming, but we do have the pattern of God's Word to build by.
(Matt.24:37-38, 1Cor.3:13-15)
                   This 12 Phase series contains a blueprint from the Word of God for building your Ark which will 
                   preserve you in these last days.
(The 5th. and 6th. days)

   
  B. Noah did know that destruction was coming.      
               
              We do know that Jesus is returning 
(Matt.24:36-39, Luke.17:26-30) to "execute judgment upon 
              all...that are ungodly..." 
(Jude.1:15, Gen.6:8-13) and we do know that in that destruction God's has
              promised to preserve Word us that have "found grace in the eyes of the Lord"
(Eph.2:8, 1Peter.5:5-6) 
              in The Lord  Jesus Christ. 

      C. We will know when to get on the Ark! 
               
              The apostle Paul told the Thessalonians "that that  day should not overtake you as a thief. Ye are
              all children of the light, and children of the day." 
(1Thes.5:4-9)  The reason that Noah knew when to get
              on the Ark is because he was not "asleep" 
(1Thes.5:6) but building according to the pattern that God
              gave to him. There was nothing left for his imagination. Noah could see because he built according to
              the pattern, that it was about time to get on the Ark.

              Note: Noah could simply compare what he had built and what was left to built according to the
              pattern / blueprint. This pattern developed a "hearing ear" for the voice of God. 
(Gen.7:1, Matt.13:10-17,
               Rev.2:7, 11, 17, 29; 3:6, 13, 22)




   
   D. Noah / Family / animals were safely in the Ark before destruction
           
              The apostle Paul writes, "But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you
              as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of
              darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober."
(1Thes.5:4-7)

           1. This is an important point! 

                
                  Noah would have suffered "loss"
(1Cor.3:10-15)if he would have focused on the destruction and
                  ignored the pattern to build and Ark. There are many today that are focusing on the "day of judgment  
                  and perdition of ungodly men" and ignoring the pattern to build, thinking that in a "twinkling of an
                  eye" their Ark will be built. (Review: What about the Pre-Trib. Rapture?
Phase.12, Other related
                  Subjects)

                 Now is the time for preparation and building according to the pattern, as Noah did. 

    
   E. Think on this!
                
              The thing that Noah built, was the thing that preserved him and his family! (Note:
Phil.2:12)
              How many of God's people that have "found Grace in the eyes of the Lord" are, "By faith" preparing
              according to the pattern?
(Heb.11:7) How many are allowing themselves to be "warned of God. How
              many are allowing the Spirit of God to lead them into "things not as seen yet?"
(1Cor.2:1-14,  John.16:12)
               
How many "fear" God's word?

              Noah's life depended on building the Ark.  What are you depending on?
(1Cor.3:10-15)
   
              As it was in the days of Noah, "the heavens and the earth, which are NOW by the same word  
              are kept in  store" 
(2Peter.3:1-7) for the Second  Coming of Christ.

XI. Conclusion
          
          This Phase 3 gives a time framework, and is not intended to predict the day or the hour of Christ's
          return. It is intended to present a picture of the urgency of the hour
  (2Peter.3:1-9) and to emphasize
          the building and completion of the Church, the Bride (Ark) before the Second Coming.


         
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