dis·il·lu·sion v. dis·il·lu·sioned, dis·il·lu·sion·ing, dis·il·lu·sions To free or deprive of illusion.n.1. The act of disenchanting.2. The condition or fact of being disenchanted.
3As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”
4And Jesus answered and said to them, “See to it that no one misleads you.”
37“For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. 38“For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be.”
5Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6The LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. 7The LORD said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them.” 8But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.”
As you were. Continue, please. Don’t mind me.
What was going on in the days of Noah? Nothing much-eating, drinking, marrying, giving in marriage. Just life happening one day at a time. Business as usual. Can’t wait for the weekend.
How can that be a sign? Jesus answers His disciples query about the end of the age by reminding them of the days of Noah? Huh?
Here’s what was going on in the days of Noah. Man’s wickedness was gaining compound interest daily.
Man was getting all the more twisted, the further mankind got away from God. Soon only Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD. The world was, to use a nearly improper and futile word, secular-without reverence for God.
Ever see that on TV? Notice anything when looking out your window that appears secular, that looks like a world ignoring God?
“until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be.”
The world will lack understanding until the day the Lord returns, and they face God’s wrath. God will do this justly and fairly: no one can say that God hasn’t left the world witnesses: in nature, in His Word, in the faithful witness of His people down through the ages who have shared the Gospel, warning that sin will kill you dead but God the Father can set you free from sin through the work of His Son, Jesus Christ.
If this were a world without illusions, one where God is honored and revered as God…well, that world is coming, this world is passing, and Praise God for delivering His Children out of a world where both He and they are hated. As you were.