I wanted to move on to give more details on who Jesus preached to in  hell, but was asked to write on this topic. Several Bible commentators spoke about the days of the flood, Jesus being the most important of them. They include:

Joshua

Shortly before his death, Joshua used the   term THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FLOOD, to remind the Jews about the disaster in serving other gods. He asked them to make a covenant to serve God, reminding them that He was a  jealous God and would destroy them if they served other gods.

Joshua recounted a summary of the Jews’   history, reminding them that  their forefathers, who lived on THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FLOOD,  began to serve other gods, (Josh 24: 2-3, 14-15).  He also reminded them that  God took Abraham from the OTHER SIDE OF THE FLOOD and that he had put away the gods that his fathers served. Joshua urged the people to therefore  serve the Lord with sincerity and to “put away the gods which your (their) fathers served on the other side of the flood” (Josh 24: 14).

Eliphaz 

He was one of Job’s friends and believed that Job was being punsihed for sins that he had committed.  He asked Job if he would continue in the path  of the wicked who died in the flood. Comparing Job’s situation to the flood, he said that the people of that time died prematurely –  “they were carried off before their time, their foundations washed away by a flood.” (Job 22: 16).

Prophet Jeremiah

God gave to Jeremiah a description of the flood and its devastation. Rain had never fallen from heaven and that up to the time of the flood, but mist had risen from the ground to water the earth. The people’s reaction to the flood is found in Jeremiah 47: 2. There was crying and howling as the flood swept the people away:

Thus saith the LORD; Behold, waters rise up out of the north, and shall be an overflowing flood, and shall overflow the land, and all that is therein; the city, and them that dwell therein: then the men shall cry, and all the inhabitants of the land shall howl.

Prophet Nahum

He said that the flood was “overrunning” and that God made “an utter end” of the earth and that darkness pursued His enemies (Nahum 1: 8).

JESUS

Jesus’ comments on the flood are the most important since He was directly involved. Our eternal future depends on us serving God and no other god. He said that  His Coming will take place unexpectedly just like the day that  the flood came and destroyed the earth.  We can infer from Jesus’ teachings that the inhabitants of earth will be in the same condition that existed before the flood. A comparison of  current events with the days before the flood  tell us that this indeed true. 

In fact, Revelation 9: 20-21 gives us a chillingly similar scenario:

“the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:

Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.”

Jesus said that just as in the days before His return, the people living before the flood were busily engaged in  “eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark” (Mt 24: 38; Lk 17: 27).  Jesus did not need to speak to the Jews about the sorceries, demon worship, human sacrifices  and other abominations of the people living before the flood, because they had seen it firsthand experience in the land of Caanan.

Do you believe the Lord? Then let us take heed lest His coming meets us unprepared

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