In the year 2010, the Lord came unto Noah, who was now living in South Africa, and said;
“Once again, the earth has become wicked and over-populated, and I see the end of all flesh before me. Build another Ark and save 2 of every living thing along with a few good humans.”
He gave Noah the plans, saying, “You have 6 months to build the Ark before I will start the unending rain for 40 days and 40 nights.”
Six months later, the Lord looked down and saw Noah sweeping in his yard – but no Ark. “Noah!” He roared, “I’m about to start the rain! Where is the Ark?”
“Forgive me, Lord,” begged Noah, “but things have changed. I needed a building permit. I’ve been arguing with the inspector about the need for a sprinkler system. My neighbours claim that I’ve violated the neighbourhood zoning laws by building the Ark in my yard and exceeding the height limitations. We had to go to the Metro Council for a decision.
Then ESKOM demanded a bond be posted for the future costs of moving power lines and other overhead obstructions, to clear the passage for the Ark’s move to the sea. I told them that the sea would be coming to us, but they would hear nothing of it.
Getting the wood was another problem. There’s a ban on cutting local trees because the Nature Conservation authorities say it will upset the balance of the local ecological system. I tried to convince them that I needed the wood to save us all from extinction – but no go!
When I started gathering the animals, the SPCA prosecuted me. They insisted that I was confining wild animals against their will. They argued the accommodation was too restrictive, and it was cruel and inhumane to put so many animals in a confined space.
The traffic authorities said it would take six months after completion of the ark to plan a route to the sea. I told them also that the sea would be coming to my back yard. They threatened to have me committed. Then the Department for Environment ruled that I couldn’t build the Ark until I had arranged and conducted an environmental impact study on your proposed flood. They threatened me with legal action and that Green Peace activists will boycott the whole plan.
I’m still trying to resolve a complaint with the BEE group on how many affirmative action persons I’m supposed to hire for my building crew.
The Department of Home Affairs has insisted that I provide them with a list of the people who want to work so that they can check that they are not from the non designated group. COSATU say I can’t use my sons. They insist I have to hire only Union workers with Ark-building experience.
To make matters worse, SARS seized all my assets, claiming I’m trying to leave the country illegally with endangered species.
So, forgive me, Lord, but it would take at least 10 years for me to finish this Ark. ”
Suddenly the skies cleared, the sun began to shine, and a rainbow stretched across the sky. Noah looked up in wonder and asked, “You mean you’re not going to destroy the world?”
“No,” said the Lord. “The SA Government and politics has already beaten me to it.” (Author unknown and received via e-mail)
Now on a more serious note:
The flooding of many countries and homes/ businesses over the past few months gripped the attention of the world as we saw how people lost everything – even their lives. When you see the cars and trees and other debris being swept away by the force of the water, then you can only stand in awe of the massive destructive power of water. When it flows with such force, nothing can contain it or even slow it down.
The World should take note that God is and was and will always be in control – because He lives. When the World tries to ignore Him and contradict His existence through so called science (rather science fiction) and the media, then Almighty God will react and show his power (just a fraction of it) and prove His existence to the World and how fragile our lives really are. He would shake the earth and create tsunamis in the sea that have the power to wipe out nations. It’s funny how people can ignore God and His Salvation through Jesus Christ for so long, but can call out to Him in a flash when the paw-paw hits the fan, or blame Him for not protecting them. Personally I think the World is more corrupt than the people of the days of Noah when God decided He has had enough of their wickedness and I can only imagine how the wrath of God will meet with this rebellious and sinful world one day when His dispensation of Grace ends.
The impression that I get in my spirit is that the Lord wants to tell and show us that we should not attach too much value to our material possessions, because it could be destroyed or taken away in a moment. Even the church buildings (to which some people attach so much value) went under the water or were washed away with all of the other houses and businesses. The rush and flow of the water did not excuse specific society areas or church denominations or language or the color of skin, but flowed where the least resistance was. And what follows after such a flood, is a massive clean-up operation!
But there is also a positive side of the flooding, because it “cleanses” the river networks (mainstreams, branches and even dams) and clears a new path for the river to continue its normal flow in the future days to follow.
This is exactly what the Church needs today:
A Massive flooding of the Holy Spirit;
- To clear the minds of the Church (leaders and members alike) of all clutter; barriers; debris; gimmicks; false teachings and filth;
- To purify our hearts and motives in order for us to focus completely and love our King and Savior as well as our neighbor with all of our hearts – as Christ loves us;
- To create new paths of righteousness whereby the clear Spirit of God can flow through the Church again and on a continuous basis;
Please do not try – to contain it or slow it down, but let it flow! Let the Spirit of God flow afresh in your life and in the congregation where you attend.
- The Spirit of God will flow in the lives of people and churches where it finds the least of resistance.
- The Church desperately needs a flood of the Holy Spirit where after a massive clean-up operation should be started by the leaders.
Then we will see a Revival and transformation of people’s lives as never before!
Please Lord Jesus, send the Flood of the Holy Spirit! Send it now!
Past Eric Heath is the President of Galilee International Ministries (SA) in Pretoria and is available to lecture or minister on specific subjects as required. He can be contacted through this website.