Jesus told us that the end days would be as they were in the days of Noah. Most people logically think about the terrible flood that happened in Noah’s day. Few realize Noah could possibly be the worst evangelist of all time for he warned the people for 120 years (the time later to limit a mans years to and thus 1 generation) that the flood was coming, and they laughed at him while he and his family built an enormous boat to hold themselves and all the animals they gathered. Jesus often said, if you have ears to hear then listen to my words.
We know the people were self obsessed in Noah’s day. They were mixing with the Sons of God and these half breed giants called the Nephilim were present. Could we see a return of the fallen Sons? Is that what the UFO sightings are all about today? There are so many sightings now people hardly even notice the reports. Is the bible even worth listening to or is it just a bunch of made up stories? The creation stories and the flood story cover all cultures and go back into antiquity. Evil is certainly not new and people’s from every tribe and nation speak of this terrible time of upheaval. Not just of rain but of the earth opening up and gushing for water to flood the land.
Example Flood Legends From Around the World
Once upon a time the rivers began to flood. The god told two people to get into a ship. He told them to take lots of seed and to take lots of animals. The water of the flood eventually covered the mountains. Finally the flood stopped. Then one of the men, wanting to know if the water had dried up let a dove loose. The dove returned. Later he let loose a hawk which did not return. Then the men left the boat and took the animals and the seeds with them.
The Chinese classic called the Hihking tells about “the family of Fuhi,” that was saved from a great flood. This ancient story tells that the entire land was flooded; the mountains and everything, however one family survived in a boat. The Chinese consider this man the father of their civilization. This record indicates that Fuhi, his wife, three sons, and three daughters were the only people that escaped the great flood. It is claimed, that he and his family were the only people alive on earth, and repopulated the world.
Gilgamesh met an old man named Utnapishtim, who told him the following story. The gods came to Utnapishtim to warn him about a terrible flood that was coming. They instructed Utnapishtim to destroy his house and build a large ship. The ship was to be 10 dozen cubits high, wide and long. Utnapishtim was to cover the ship with pitch. He was supposed to take male and female animals of all kinds, his wife and family, provisions, etc. into the ship. Once ship was completed the rain began falling intensely. The rain fell for six days and nights. Finally things calmed and the ship settled on the top of Mount Nisir. After the ship had rested for seven days Utnapishtim let loose a dove. Since the land had not dried the dove returned. Next he sent a swallow which also returned. Later he let loose a raven which never returned since the ground had dried. Utnapishtim then left the ship.
There was a man by the name of Xisuthrus. The god Chronos warned Xisuthrus of a coming flood and told him to build a boat. The boat was to be 5 stadia by 2 stadia. In this boat Xisuthrus was to put his family, friends and two of each animal (male and female). The flood came. When the waters started to recede he let some birds loose. They came back and he noticed they had mud on their feet. He tried again with the same results. When he tried the third time the birds did not return. Assuming the water had dried up the people got out of the boat and offered sacrifices to the gods.
A long time ago lived a man named Manu. Manu, while washing himself, saved a small fish from the jaws of a large fish. The fish told Manu, “If you care for me until I am full grown I will save you from terrible things to come”. Manu asked what kind of terrible things. The fish told Manu that a great flood would soon come and destroy everything on the earth. The fish told Manu to put him in a clay jar for protection. The fish grew and each time he outgrew the clay jar Manu gave him a larger one. Finally the fish became a ghasha, one of the largest fish in the world. The fish instructed Manu to build a large ship since the flood was going to happen very soon. As the rains started Manu tied a rope from the ship to the ghasha. The fish guided the ship as the waters rose. The whole earth was covered by water. When the waters began subsiding the ghasha led Manu’s ship to a mountaintop.
There is a legend of a flood called the Dreamtime flood. Riding on this flood was the woramba, or the Ark Gumana. In this ark was Noah, Aborigines, and various animals. This ark eventually came to rest in the plain of Djilinbadu where it can still be found. They claim that the white mans story about the ark landing in the middle east is a lie that was started to keep the aborigines in subservience. This legend is undoubtedly the product of aboriginal legends merging with those of visiting missionaries, and there does not appear to be any native flood stories from Australia.
A long time ago, perhaps before the golden age was over, humans became proud. This bothered Zeus as they kept getting worse. Finally Zeus decided that he would destroy all humans. Before he did this Prometheus, the creator of humans, warned his human son Deucalion and his wife Pyrrha. Prometheus then placed this couple in a large wooden chest. The rains started and lasted nine days and nights until the whole world was flooded. The only thing that was not flooded was the peaks of Mount Parnassus and Mount Olympus. Mount Olympus is the home of the gods. The wooden chest came to rest on Mount Parnassus. Deucalion and his wife Pyrrha got out and saw that everything was flooded. They lived on provisions from the chest until the waters subsided. At Zeus’ instruction they re-populated the earth.
The Toltec natives have a legend telling that the original creation lasted for 1716 years, and was destroyed by a flood and only one family survived.
Aztec- A man named Tapi lived a long time ago. Tapi was a very pious man. The creator told Tapi to build a boat that he would live in. He was told that he should take his wife, a pair of every animal that was alive into this boat. Naturally everyone thought he was crazy. Then the rain started and the flood came. The men and animals tried to climb the mountains but the mountains became flooded as well. Finally the rain ended. Tapi decided that the water had dried up when he let a dove loose that did not return.
The Ojibwe natives who have lived in Minnesota USA since approximately 1400AD also have a creation and flood story that closely parallels the Biblical account. “There came a time when the harmonious way of life did not continue. Men and women disrespected each other, families quarreled and soon villages began arguing back and forth. This saddened Gitchie Manido [the Creator] greatly, but he waited. Finally, when it seemed there was no hope left, Creator decided to purify Mother Earth through the use of water. The water came, flooding the Earth, catching all of creation off guard. All but a few of each living thing survived.” Then it tells how Waynaboozhoo survived by floating on a log in the water with various animals.
Ojibwe – Ancient native American creation story tells of world wide flood.
Delaware Indians – In the pristine age, the world lived at peace; but an evil spirit came and caused a great flood. The earth was submerged. A few persons had taken refuge on the back of a turtle, so old that his shell had collected moss. A loon flew over their heads and was entreated to dive beneath the water and bring up land. It found only a bottomless sea. Then the bird flew far away, came back with a small portion of earth in its bill, and guided the tortoise to a place where there was a spot of dry land.
During the period of time called the Pachachama people became very evil. They got so busy coming up with and performing evil deeds they neglected the gods. Only those in the high Andes remained uncorrupted. Two brothers who lived in the highlands noticed their llamas acting strangely. They asked the llamas why and were told that the stars had told the llamas that a great flood was coming. This flood would destroy all the life on earth. The brothers took their families and flocks into a cave on the high mountains. It started to rain and continued for four months. As the water rose the mountain grew keeping its top above the water. Eventually the rain stopped and the waters receded. The mountain returned to its original height. The shepherds repopulated the earth. The llamas remembered the flood and that is why they prefer to live in the highland areas.
We know one son of God will return in the last days and he will pretend to be Messiah. He is called the antichrist which is better translated the “instead of” Christ. He will come declaring himself to be Christ / Messiah and will do signs and wonders and deceive the whole world to worshiping him. Yeshua wondered if there would be any left of the faith when he returned. One symbol he used was sleeping brides waiting for their groom who fall asleep. Some have oil in their lamps ready for his shout, but others did not bother to have oil which is representative of the Holy Spirit. They were not prepared. We are warned to be good workmen who rightly divide the word so that we can test the spirits and know who is of God and who is not. So, when the imposter comes they will run for the wrong groom, and marry the wrong groom and do it work and spiritually be pregnant with his seed and not the true grooms. This is why we are warned to not be pregnant or nursing when Messiah returns because if we are fooled we will be wed to the wrong groom. How will the antichrist deceive us? We are told in Revelation that he spews for a flood from his mouth.
What comes out of you mouth? Words my friends. He will spew such incredible lies coupled with his mighty signs and wonders and the vast majority of the world will love him. As in the Days of Noah… Do you not see the warning flood is the not water but lies? The church is ripe to be picked to join herself with this liar. This lie that all paths lead to God will be her undoing.
“I AM THE WAY THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE. NO MAN COMES TO THE FATHER BUT THROUGH ME”
Oh, it’s not politically correct to believe you have the absolute truth. That there is even an absolute truth of creation is considered arrogant. But, is there any proof of a true beginning. Of how things happened? Did we start out as just wandering tribes with many gods or did the world really start out in a belief of one divine creator and understanding of the events of our fall and the flood? This video while long is well worth the time. You need to have faith in what you believe, and there is ample historical and archeological evidence to support believing the the Old Testament and Jesus words of encouragement and warning.
What do we know about creation? Another excellent video
So, my question for you is, do you stand on a firm foundation of the word or do you really not feel sure of your beliefs? Only you know if you can firmly defend your faith and thus not be swayed by the lies and deception of antichrist.