As The Days Of Noah Were, So Shall The End Time Be
But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. (Matt. 24:37 NKJ)
The wickedness manifest in the days of Noah
Jesus doesn’t cite the activities of eating, drinking, marrying, being given in marriage, working in a field, and grinding with a hand mill because they’re abnormal and wicked. He cites them because they’re normal and innocent. The point has nothing to do with the wickedness of Noah’s contemporaries prior to the flood, wicked though they were. It has to do, rather, with the unexpectedness of the flood for people engaged in their routines. “They didn’t know” contrasts the ignorance of the antediluvians, who represent nondisciples and false disciples, with the understanding of true disciples. The latter will be watching for the Son of Man’s coming.-Gundry, R. H. (2010). Commentary on the New Testament: Verse-by-Verse Explanations with a Literal Translation (p. 109). Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers.
While exegete Gundry is correct as to Christ’s point here, he missed the implied comparison. The “Days of Noah” and “Second Coming” are not equivalent, they cannot be directly compared. One is a “time”, the other an “event.” Therefore, Christ is really likening the “flood” that happened during “the Days of Noah” to His “Second Coming” that happens during “the Days of the End Time.”
While Christ’s purpose was to liken the “disbelief” about the Flood in Noah’s Days (1 Pet. 3:20), to the “disbelief” about His Second Coming in End Time Days (2 Pet. 3:3-6), and how both events surprise them like a “thief in the night” (Matt. 24:43-44), the apposition Christ made permits we liken the wickedness of Noah’s contemporaries to the generation alive in the end time.
Accordingly, Chuck Missler and a rising tide of Christian expositors find other parallels in the angelic manifestation in both the Days of Noah and the End Time. They see a “strong delusion” common to both, that “fallen angels” will benefit mankind with their knowledge.
Just as Fallen Angels today disguise themselves as UFO Extraterrestrials, and deceive many their DNA experiments with abductees are for the benefit of mankind, so was the generation of Noah deceived by the Nephilim fallen angels they could circumvent God’s forbidding them immortality (Gen. 3:22-24) via sexual relationships with the unfallen angels the “sons of God” (Gen. 6:2-4). [Because God gave man the dominion over the earth (Gen. 1:26) and not angels, they are directly blamed for this hideous offense against God (Gen. 6:5).]
But Nephilim-human abominations weren’t limited to these immoral unions, they also used the “dark arts” of the fallen angels to alter the DNA of God’s peaceful herbivores (Gen. 1:30), changing them into the terrifying monsters we see buried in the fossil record by the Flood (Gen. 6:11-13). It is likely global pagan myth preserves an ancient memory of this mixing human/animal DNA.
In the book of Revelation it is revealed the “war against the woman’s seed” began after Adam and Eve were cast out of Eden (Gen. 3:14). It was then Satan cast his angels down to the earth to destroy the woman’s seed (Rev. 12:3-4)
God countered their attack sending His angels the “sons of God” (Gen. 6:2). As spiritual war raged on the earth, both sides competing for the hearts of men—A satanic-human conspiracy was born. Men gave their beautiful daughters to the Nephilim, who paraded their immoral unions before the eyes of the “sons of God” seducing them into leaving their own habitation and doing the same (2 Pet. 3:3-7; Jude 1:17-18), taking wives as many as they chose:
1 When humankind began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them,
2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of humankind were beautiful. Thus they took wives for themselves from any they chose.
3 So the LORD said, “My spirit will not remain in humankind indefinitely, since they are mortal. They will remain for 120 more years.”
4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days (and also after this) when the sons of God were having sexual relations with the daughters of humankind, who gave birth to their children. They were the mighty heroes of old, the famous men.
5 But the LORD saw that the wickedness of humankind had become great on the earth. Every inclination of the thoughts of their minds was only evil all the time. (Gen. 6:1-5 NET)
This was a conspiracy against the incarnation of the woman’s seed in truly human flesh. They defiled the image of God in man with the image of angels, hoping to prevent the birth of the Messiah Jesus Christ (Gen. 3:14; 6:4 compare Gen. 6:2).
Therefore, it is not unsound we deduce other parallels exist in modern UFO phenomena and the angelic manifestation in the Days of Noah. As it is our LORD Jesus Himself who put these respective “days” in apposition, they must be like each other in many respects.
Another “mixing of DNA” is prophesied in Daniel 2:43
41 And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.
42 And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.
43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.
44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. (Dan. 2:43-44 KJV)
A faithless theory proposes Daniel 2:43 is a later addition because its different than the interpretation given in Daniel 2:42. However, this context is similar to Revelation 17:9-10 where the Holy Spirit gives two different interpretations of the same symbols. That is confirmed by the context, “they” in verse 43 are the same “kings” of these kingdoms specified in verse 44. In the book of revelation these Nephilim “Kings” are called the “Kings of the East” (kings of the sunrising 395 ἀνατολή anatole = stars, angels) who gather with mankind to fight Christ at Armageddon (Rev. 16:12; 9:15).
And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. (Rev. 16:12 KJV)
Notice the war against Lady Zion’s seed began in Antediluvian times (Gen. 3:15). After the Fall of Adam and Eve Satan cast a third of heaven’s angels who joined his rebellion to earth (Rev. 12:2-4). But in the End Time its the Archangel Michael who casts these same angels out of heaven (Rev. 12:7-9). That implies they were on the earth for a time and eventually they returned to heaven—only to be cast down again, but this time by Michael in the End Time (compare Rev. 9:1; 2 Thess. 2:7).
1 Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars.
2 Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.
3 And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads.
4 His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born. (Rev. 12:1-4 NKJ)
[The prophecy then “telescopes” to the resurrection of Christ, but that is for another post (Rev. 12:5)]
When Michael kicks them out, its woe to the earth because they appear disguised as Extraterrestrials, and that strong delusion overtakes the entire earth (Rev. 6:2; 16:12-16; 2 Thess. 2:9-12). They claim to be the “Elohim Designers of life on planet earth” (Rev. 12:7-9) and that precipitates a global falling away (2 Thess. 2:3-4) from everything called God. Ironically, then Creationist Intelligent Design arguments will be accepted by earth’s scientists, but only because they will believe Extraterrestrials are the “Designers”, never YHWH God of the Bible.
To be continued in Part II