It has been a devastating weekend in the Texas Hill Country. Heavy amounts of rain caused flash flooding that has swept away trees, houses, bridges, and people.
A family of four was caught in a house when the floods came and only the dad has been found several miles downstream. His wife and two children are still unaccounted for.
A high school senior that was just proclaimed Prom Queen was swept away in her car just a few miles from arriving home.
Flash flooding can catch everyone by surprise.
I’m sure you’re familiar with the story of Noah – the ark, the animals, and the flood. This was not a flash flood. Noah warned of it for a hundred years and people did not listen.
It’s the same today.
As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Luke 17:26-27
However there is a verse in Revelation that throws a different twist on flooding.
So the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood. Rev 12:15
What comes out of a person’s mouth?
Words can carry people away like a flood. Today’s Internet and social media is full of all kinds of flooding of words that sweep people one way or the other. Rumors and misinformation can carry you far away from the truth.
In the days of Noah all it took was one person to say, “Oh, that Noah is crazy! It’s never flooded before so why should it start now?”
That one flood of words would spread until everyone believed no flood was coming.
I say Jesus is coming back but there is a flood of words, thoughts, and ideas to convince you otherwise.
Just as the serpent (Satan) spewed a flood from his mouth to carry away the woman in Revelation, he desires to sweep you away by a flood water of words to keep you away from God.
Jesus is the Rock to stand on and survive this flood that is coming.
“But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say? Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock. But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great.” Luke 6:46-49