Posted by: biblestudyseattle | June 11, 2016

Noah’s Days?

Recently I came across a prophetic interpretation of the days of Noah as expounded by Jesus:

“For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah.  For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be.”  Matthew 24:37-39

The interpretation started the days at the flood itself.  It counted the first 150 days as the years from the flood to the invisible presence of the Lord, 4345 years.  Then it takes the days, one for a year, up to a possible fulfillment around 2092AD.  This reminds me of people who divide Daniel’s 70 weeks prophecy between the 69th and 70th weeks, but inserting 2000 or more years!

Scripture guides us:  “Now Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of water came upon the earth.”  Genesis 7:6

Why not 547?  Why 600?  Because the days of Noah are to come 6,000 years from the fall of Adam.  Another heavy clue:

“For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah.”  Matthew 24:37

In what way did the Son of Man (Jesus) come between the flood and 1874AD?  He didn’t.  This prophecy is about the second coming, not before.  The reason we have such interpretations is because people want to force prophecy into preconceived notions.  Many the notion that the second coming and Kingdom of God must be soon.  It’s not.  This site maintains the view that the dramatic second coming, where Christ descends to stand on the Mount of Olives will occur near the year 2400AD, give or take.  No man knows the day or hour, but we can know the season:

“Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near; so, you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door.”  Matthew 24:32-33

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