I can guess you are confused just from reading the title. How in the world is the rapture, as prophesied throughout the Bible and in Revelation 4, connected to the global flooding of the world in Genesis?
As it turns out, I didn’t even have to do much of a stretch to connect the two. While doing some Biblical research, it hit me. There has always been the question of why would God take the believers out of the world pre-tribulation and have the rest of the world suffer for seven years? Many claim that is unlike Him.
Not so fast…
First off, let me say this is not about when the rapture is taking place. I covered that in a previous article HERE. Just know that the Bible prophesies a pre-tribulation rapture, and I highly encourage everyone to do their own research on the subject. Don’t just take someone’s word for it.
Let’s draw the obvious comparisons. For seven years there will be hell on earth. From worldwide earthquakes, to locusts, to the entire ocean and rivers being turned into blood. It will be chaos and many, many people will die. The Bible even lets you know the percentage of how many will die (Revelation 8:9 for example), just to show you how serious it is.
Back in Genesis the world is so full of evil and corruption (Genesis 6:11-12) God decided He had enough. Noah walked with God (Genesis 6:9) and God ended up having Noah build an Ark to save him and his family from the worldwide flood that would kill everyone. God shut the door of the Ark on Noah and his family (Genesis 7:16) so that they would not be separated from Him.
Now in John 10:9 Jesus talks about how He is the door and anyone who enters by Him will be saved. God did promise never to flood the world again (Genesis 9:11) however, it is prophesied over and over again how the world will be given judgment by God (2 Peter 3:7 is an example).
So, if God has saved His people from a worldwide disaster before, why wouldn’t He do it again? He never changes (Hebrews 13:8), and nowhere in the rest of the Bible does God talk about flooding the earth again. He has lots of creative ways to give judgment. Jesus came and died for our sins so that despite us not being worthy of going to Heaven, we will anyways because of Him. We may not know the day when the rapture will happen, but we can rest easy that we won’t be here when the tribulation takes place on all those who have rejected God.
Long story short…
Worldwide Flood = Tribulation
Noah’s Ark = Rapture
What do you think? Let me know in the comments.