Voice of the Kingfisher speaks out …from a different perspective
by Elinor Montgomery
When is it too Late?
April 25, 2012
When is it too late? It is not over until it is over. There is a covenant to be completed between God and man. God gave the instructions, but man must do his part in the building process of the commitment. The Feast of Tabernacles lies ahead for the Bridegroom and His bride. It will celebrate the building of the heavenly tabernacle, which will come out of the wilderness of this world to be established in heaven and come to earth.
Do we recognize the signs of the times and are we able to read them? Not unless we fully understand the testimony of Jesus given in the spirit of prophecy (see Revelation 19:10). We must go back to Noah to see an ark of salvation built by man, but under the instructions of God and in obedience to Him. Then we fast forward to the year 1912 and see the boat man built thinking he could build a ship that God could not destroy by the seawaters rising up to engulf it.
There was a striking similarity between the two, in that they both had lower, second and third decks, but there the similarity ended. Noah made his ark of gopher wood and sealed it inside and out with pitch, under God’s instructions. Man built his Titanic of iron and steel and sealed it with hand-forged rivets. There was no death in Noah’s ark, all were saved. The Titanic was full of death so that only a portion of the people survived by making it into the lifeboats of salvation.
The captain of Noah’s ark found grace in the eyes of the Lord. He was a man, perfect in his generations who walked with God. He heeded the warning signs of impending doom and acted upon them, for God had warned Noah that the end of all flesh had come before Him and the earth was full of violence because of man, himself. God was going to destroy him, from the face of the earth.
Now it was about 100 years after construction began, when Noah completed the ark and God closed the door, with all who were to be saved, safely sealed inside; then, the water judgment fell on the earth. But the fools of Proverbs, who in all likelihood had been mocking Noah because of his preparations for the coming disaster, suddenly found themselves helpless in the face of the rising waters.
The world, outside of the ark, was full of the wickedness of man, with the intent of every thought of his heart on evil continually (see Genesis 6:5). The end of all flesh had come for man had filled the earth with violence. Is it any wonder that the Bible warns violence and terror will fill the earth in these last days, which will be as they were in the days of Noah?
As in the case of Noah, it is 100 years after the warning signs of the Titanic. Man is about to build another iron structure doomed to go down, which is the final empire of the Babylonian System, called the Revived Roman Empire, and, just as Daniel prophesied, it will be as strong as iron. It is doomed to collapse into the sea, before ever having been set afloat, for its feet will be constructed of a mixture, which could only be described to Daniel as that of iron and clay. This great empire will be pulverized by the Rock, the same Rock of salvation, which saved Noah because of his righteousness and his walk with God.
The captain of the Titanic ignored the warning signs, trusting in this floating idol of man, made by the hands of man and forged together with metal rivets. He was one foolish captain, entrusted with the lives of his passengers, who could believe that there is anything man-made, which is beyond the reach of God, when He chooses to release the power of the sea.
The Titanic did not go down without the chosen of the Lord first making it into the safety of the lifeboats. The differences between the three different classes all disappeared among the survivors in the lifeboats. They all had one thing in common; it was their salvation, which made them equals on the same playing field where they would not be counted among the dead. These were the blessed ones who had survived their journey on the Titanic.
It was not yet the time for the destruction of mankind as it was in the days of Noah. It is a time of separation from the evil seawater controls of the world to come back into the water of life, as re-born new creations, born of the same Spirit of life, which begot Jesus. It was during the early Roman Empire of iron, when the Spirit of God fell upon the church of Jesus Christ at Pentecost; it will fall again upon His church at the time of the latter-day Roman Empire of iron. Those who are baptized by the Spirit will be eternally separated from those who remain dead in the religious, spiritual seawaters of the world.
Now the gentile nations of the world have come to the time of their fullness, and God still counts them as less than nothing and worthless as revealed back in the days of Isaiah (see Isaiah 40:17). The world is about to embrace a One World Order under an iron-empirical rule, but it will be the last empire and the warning has been given.
We have had 100 years of warning signs since the Titanic, regarding the reviving of the sinking Roman Empire. The fools of Proverbs remain fools to this day without understanding, putting their trust in the power of man, rather than in the power of God. They refuse to heed His Word, just as the first man and woman, Adam and Eve, ignored His warning about life and death, choosing to listen to the lies of Satan, instead of heeding the truth of God.
Pray that you will not be caught in the lies of liberalism and religion, which will separate you from the truth of God and the Spirit of life. Time has run out, and the door to salvation is about to be sealed on the iron ship of fools, at which time, it will be too late to make the right choice, for the lifeboats will already have departed.
Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “For your sake I will send to Babylon, and bring them all down as fugitives – the Chaldeans, who rejoice in their ships. I am the Lord, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King.” Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea and a path through the mighty waters, who brings forth the chariot and horse, the army and the power (they shall lie down together, they shall not rise; they are extinguished, they are quenched like a wick): “Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. The beast of the field will honor Me, the jackals and the ostriches, because I give waters in the wilderness and rivers in the desert, to give drink to My people, My chosen. This people I have formed for Myself; they shall declare My praise (Isaiah 43:14-21).”