Who destroyed the world by water in the days of Noah and Sodom and Gomorrah by fire?
First thing, we have to know why the world was destroyed by the float before knowing who actually did it. This float happened after the fall of man in Gen 3, where all the power, authority and dominion given to man in Gen 1:26 was taken away by Satan, and the WHOLE WORLD was commanded by Satan.
Satan was in charge between the fall and the CROSS,
Eph 2:2 KJV
Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the PRINCE of the POWER of the AIR, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Whose power was taken away from Satan in the CROSS Gen 3:15, ROM 16:20. Colossians 2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
During this period between the fall of man and the CROSS, the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of man's heart was only evil spontaneously. The earth also was corrupt before, for God was not the one in Charge but Satan, and the earth was filled with violence.
Genesis 3:17 (KJV)...cursed is the ground for thy sake; The earth was filled with evil as days went by.
Genesis 6:5-8 (KJV)
5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. 7 And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. 8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord, verse 11 & 12 also.
Before we continue, there are precessions to make in the passage above. Verse 6 says God regretted why he made man but we know that God is Omniscient, and nothing take's him by surprised. He can't regret. This is not to say the Bible contradict, but that the writer of Genesis, and some other books of the Old Testament (Moses) was not there in those days when it happened, he received it by visions, which could not be very clear or precise.
Moses and other prophets of the Old testament were natural and dead men ROM 5:14, could not receive the things of the Spirit 1 Core 2:14, he knew not God John 1:18, 5:37, has never seen God nor heard his voice. It's difficult writing a story about a personality whom you do not know, has never seen him nor heard his voice.
What was it like in the days when Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed? Abraham’s nephew, Lot, dwelled in Sodom. Genesis 13:13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly.
Listened to what happened:
The angels who had come to investigate stayed with Lot, that night, but the people of that city will not live them. Genesis 19:4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter, intending a violent Gen 19:4-9, against them. Evil was in them, there was no Light (Christ) in their minds.
From the two stories above, you can imaging how evil humanity was by then, not forgetting that Satan was in control because humanity was driven away from the presence of God after the fall, ( though it was of the advantage of humanity because if man had eaten the fruits of the tree of Life, there would not have been any redemption at all. man would stay in is sinful state forever).
The difference between them of those days and unbelievers of today is that they were sinners and lifeless men, but unbelievers today are not sinners but simply lifeless men for sin was neutralised in the Cross. Because non believers are un-regenerated men, having no renewed minds, there are some similarities between them and those of old; Jesus Christ briefly explained the two stories as a reflection to the end time. See below.
Luke 17:26 (KJV)
And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. 27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; 29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. 30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
31 In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. 32 Remember Lot's wife. 33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it. 34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. 35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
In our days it is becoming like it was in Noah’s and Sodom and Gomorrah's day. Do we not have increasing corruption, drunkenness, and immorality ? There is violence everywhere everyday. It seems we are close to the level of evil in Noah’s and Lot’s days, just as Christ prophesied in Luke 17:26-36 . Corruption by businesses and government leaders. Scammers everywhere etc. Evil being promoted everywhere.
This is not to say Satan is still in authority, but that men by their rejection of knowledge gives chances to Satan to use their authority to manifest on earth.
But men with renewed minds (born-again Christians) are like the wind in the presence of Satan.
Part 2- Who destroyed the world by water in the days of Noah and Sodom and Gomorrah by fire in the days of Lot? A. In the days of Noah: The events that took place in the days of Noah is NOT fun, it is an image of what is now in these (our) days. Salvation was preached by Noah but no one believed him, men laughed at him, how will a man be producing a ship in a desert? They asked, forgetting that the things of God are foolishness to the eyes of man. This is why we are taught to leave by knowledge and not by feelings nor imitation, we can feel or imitate a wrong thing but with knowledge we know what is right. It is all written that we may know. 1 Corinthians 10:11,12 (KJV) Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. 12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. Note that God via angels warned man about going against the law of sin and death given to man, i.e. the consequences, and Satan gaining authority over humanity was never a surprise to God. God's angels who gave the word of God (Grace) to Noah (Christ Ambassador) to preach to the people (Sinners and lifeless men) chose to save Noah and his family (Salvation or Eternal Life) for believing even in the presence of no evidence from the hands of Satan (Eternal Condemnation). God created man in His Image (Christ), to live after his likeness (Christ consciousness), but man rebelled against God and started living after the likeness of the beast. Satan being who he is finds pleasure in killing and destroying John 10:10, 8:44. He was in Control of humanity and so can do unto man what he likes. He planed to destroyed the entire world, but God being Omniscient, knew his plans. God sent his Angels for the Salvation of the House of Noah, who believed in His word even in the presence of NO evidence. This was counted unto them as righteousness Heb 11:7, The ark constructed was the work of their Faith, the evidence of things not seen because it was a pointer to the reality of today. Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith. This historical record has been preserved as a warning for us today.
B. Sodom and Gomorrah The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah provide a good example of how men living in the kingdom of darkness, wickedness ends up, it's always a matter of Choice, because every atmosphere has it natural characters which can not be altered by man. We saw how when two angels of Light visited Lot for their Salvation as it was in the case of Noah, who lived in Sodom, the men of Sodom, both old and young men surrounded the house in which they were in, they called to Lot to bring the men so that they may maltreats them Gen 19:1-5. Ezekiel 16:48 (KJV) As I live, saith the Lord God, Sodom thy sister hath not done, she nor her daughters, as thou hast done, thou and thy daughters. 49 Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. 50 And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good Lev 18:6-24. You can imaging the type of atmosphere in which they were in, and who must have been in control, Christ - Light or Satan - darkness. Light could never be found in the hearts of these men. Genesis 19:24 (KJV) Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven; 25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground. It is written in the Old Testament as stated above that God is the killer, and we saw that the writers of these stories were natural men, who knew not God. Jesus who is the express image of God Col 1:15. Who is God manifested in the Flesh 1 Tim 3:16, John 1:14, who is the magnitude of the Love of God manifested unto humanity John 3:16 never killed, He said he came for the sinners Matt 9:13, to these very men who were EVIL to save them, saying that everything was written about him John 5:39. Telling us that God does not kill. There is NO magnitude of evil that man can attain, that will push God to destroy humanity, God created man and knows the standard of man. For ever His desire been that all men may be saved. Man living in evil to the extent of being destroyed was a choice because Salvation had been preached IN THOSE DAYS but men rejected him and chose evil. The question is that when a man reject light, where shall he find himself? There is only one place, and that place is darkness, and darkness is never a safe zone. Know that even Satan disguised as an angel is light 2 Core 11:14, speaking to prophets as if God sent him, so that men should not know what is going on. If you know what an angel of Light does, you will know what he does at that time, not because he love humanity as there is no truth in him John 8:44 but because he does not want men to discover him. God promising that the world shall no longer be destroyed that way again(Isaiah 54:9-10) because he knew what must shortly come to pass after eternity invades time Gal 4:4. As I said the power was taken away from Satan in the CROSS and given back to man, and God has made the hearts of men his dwelling place Rev 21:3. Jesus the Express image of God Col 1:15, who is the same yesterday, today and for ever (Love), said Love your enemy as you love yourself, do good to them that hate you Matt 5:44. God can not be preaching love to man when he himself is a killer-no!. He said do good to them who hate you. Peter cut the ear of a soldier and Jesus put it back, men did the worst thing ever on him but he forgave them. He changeth not, he is ever a loving God. But there is a murderer from the beginning, who came but for to kill, still and destroy. This same man was the ruler, having Dominion over humanity, you can imaging what he will do. This man was Satan, who took 1/3 of heavenly angels to himself. He had the capacity of destroying the entire humanity if no man believed God. Even at his paralysed state he does not want to stop. It is not that God does not want to forgive Satan as many people asked but that Satan does not want forgiveness, Christ is forgiveness. He does not see himself being submissive. Another man asked me why did God created the pit of hell then if He is love and does not kill, God is Omniscient, knowing that Satan will never repent, created the pit of hell for him. It's a good place for him and Satan himself knows this. The pit of hell was NOT made for man. But Satan is the one deceiving men not to receive the Light so that he may go with them as he did with angels. Eternity in the pit of hell is the opposite of eternity in Christ. Eternal condemnation is just not being in eternal life. Noah was an ambassador of Salvation, a preacher of righteousness 2 Pet 2:5 warning his people about the wrath of God that shall come upon them that reject the so grate Salvation yet only eight people of Noah's family believed.
Note! The wrath of God is not what people think, that God is going to send something evil to people. No! The wrath of God is just a common name given to the situation that must become of the rejecters of the truth, like condemnation. Equally it is written that fire came from heaven to consume Sodom and Gomorrah, it is not meaning the heaven in Christ, but the firmament between the waters as explained in Gen 1 during creation. Men as well rejected Lot's Gospel of Salvation when he told them to flee from Sodom because it was going to be destroyed. Genesis 19:14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the Lord will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law. 15 And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city. After the destruction of Sodom, men were still guilty of similar abominations Ezek 16:46-52. And they suffered terrible consequences. All these pointing to what must shortly come to pass. 2 Timothy 3:1-7 1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Today, we live in a world that is increasingly violent and corrupted, just as in the days of Noah and Job. Looting, killings, torture, gain making false news, Adultery, fornication, divorce, the acceptance and promotion of homosexuality and same-sex marriages. Killing unborn babies by abortion, etc. Those who reject God are condemned already John 3:18, destroyed Psalms 9:17. So Satan is the one who destroyed the world with float, Sodom and Gomorrah with fire. There are so many other cases such as the first born of Egypt, Children under two years in the early days of Moses and Jesus.