Word of the Week: Transcendence

The Mistresses and the Days of Noah

Mistress event ends in uproar

"An online event intended to let China's mistresses celebrate their status and air grievances quickly descended into a slanging match yesterday. Mistresses were joined by cheating husbands and wronged wives in an online chatroom for the inaugural "Festival for Mistresses." The time and date chosen - 3:30pm on March 3 - was significant, as in Chinese mistresses are nicknamed "Little Three," as they are the third person in a married man's relationship. However, despite being dubbed a festival, good cheer was in short supply. ... As levels of abuse escalated and chaos reigned, the moderator was forced to warn participants to behave. ... Sister Three hoped the event would let people know more about mistresses, help them shed their scandalous image and gain social and legal status. Some mistresses complain China's marriage law discriminates against them, giving all advantages to wives."

Who didn't see that coming. Anyone? Anyone?

One of the conditions the Lord said would be prevalent in the world just before His second coming would be that the world would be like it was in the Days of Noah. Jesus said: "But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be." (Mt 24:40).

What were the days of Noah like?

"Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. (Gen 6:5) Now the earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and the earth was filled with violence. God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth. Then God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence because of them; and behold, I am about to destroy them with the earth." (Gen 6:11-13)

The people were corrupt, all flesh was corrupt, all the time. They were cavorting, flaunting their immorality in front of God. Why? They thought they were secure. With no thought to their eternal destiny, they hedonistically lived only for the moment, squeezing maximum pleasure into it.

But if you are the only person in a crowd acting immorally, it is not a comfortable situation. The goal, then, is to get other people to act like you do, or at the least, to get them to accept it. Just read Genesis 19:4-5 for another example of societal immorality and pressure to conform to the evil. The situation at Lot's house in Sodom also merits another mention by Jesus (Luke 17:29-30) as a condition we will see at the end of days.

Back to today, being a Little Three in a marriage breaks God's Law, period. But one of the goals of the Little Three group wants is to "shed their scandalous image and gain social and legal status." I'll say it again, sharing a bed with a married man is against God's law. But that doesn't stop all flesh from corrupting their way upon the earth and all thoughts end up as evil continually. They expend energy trying to normalize adultery. They felt secure in their sins, so secure, that they noticed nothing until the flood waters came. They noticed nothing until the burning sulphur rained down. They will notice nothing until the fire from heaven comes.

If you are wondering what the eternal consequences of your sins are, they are death. But the eternal consequences of Jesus' death on the cross is that you do not have to die. You can live! He paid the price that God exacts for sin. He is Holy and His must render justice, and He did. Jesus died as the blood sacrifice for the immorality you perpetrate, for the sins you enjoy. If you are queasy about your thought-life, if you are wondering about the emptiness of your morality, if you hate your speech when you gossip or slander, then wonder no more. Jesus can answer those questions and He will forgive everything if you ask Him to! He will embrace you, clean you of sin and welcome you to His home. Be mindful, you will be outside of the crowd, standing against the current. For the time being. But for eternity, you will be as one with the Holy God who loves you.

But if you are a mistress celebrating your sins and pushing for acceptance and status through them, you will lose it all. Jesus always gives you a choice. He tells you ahead of time. If you don't listen... they "did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be."

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  1. A few years ago I watched a short clip on the Chinese mistress; it was very sad. All three were interviewed separately and really the saddest was the wife. She was stuck and there was nothing she could do to change the situation.
    I have some friends that come from Hong Kong and although things seem 'normal', I know they are not. When we, as a family, travelled with a team amd this husband to Beijing, China we got a first hand look at how my friends husband acts when he is not around his wife. Sad, very sad.
    Thanks for the reminder that I need to pray for these friends of mine.

    Blessings,
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