Our sermon was on doors being open and shut. One day the door will be shut and time on earth will be no more. People have this idea that they will have an option or they can designate their time to get right with the Lord. In Genesis, when Noah was building the ark in 6:16, Put a door in the side of the ark and make lower, middle and upper decks. This door was place there to allow all the animals in and Noah’s family. He told Noah that everything on earth would perish except for those safe in the ark. In Genesis 7:16, The animals going in were male and female of every living thing, as God had commanded Noah. Then the Lord shut him in. Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in its nostrils died. Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; people and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds were wiped from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark, Genesis 7: 22,23.
Many of you felt the earthquake the other day. It was too long ago we had an earthquake. The bible talks about this in Matthew 24:7,8, There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains. If you have had a child you know what birth pains are. The closer the contractions, mean the baby is getting closer to being born. The closer the contractions are of Christ’s return means less time the door will be open. Don’t let the door shut on you.
“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.
“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.