Noah – Past, Present and Future
In this article we will have some fun with our dear friend Noah; yes I am well aware that there is a Movie out about him but from what I see it is way too much fantasy and so little reality. Here we will talk about the real deal and its duplication in a spiritual and future repeat run as the whole world is to be destroyed once more by a flood, with a same-difference, so let us dive on into this wonderful subject.
Genesis 6:5-8 “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. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. 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. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.”
Now if you want to hear a Great song about this then go onto “You Tube”, type in “Statler Brothers Gospel” and you will find their album and it is the first track, (Noah found grace..) fast and funny, and true. Now in the Bible, the bulk of the story is in Genesis Chapters 6,7 & 8, it is so sad that the whole creation is derailed just a couple of chapters after this world was created all perfect and brand new, in just six short days, what a dynamic and powerful God we serve.
In summation, God went for a walk in our world, looked into heart after heart, and it was only evil continually (repeated again in Sodom and Gomorrah), so sad, no saints, only sinners, well that is until he got round to Noah, and there was righteousness, and an obedient servant. God set him a task to save (who so ever will may come); 1 Timothy 2:4 “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.”
Noah set to work immediately building with his three sons and some contractors, Noah built and preached for 120 years, and then it was finished. Time to move inside, so in went the provender and other supplies, God brought young breeding pairs of the unclean and groups of seven of the clean animals, these were all housed nicely, birds roosting in the rafters, pigs, snakes, gators and the likes are happily in the bottom of the boat, heavy animals on lower floors, light animals on upper floors and people on the top floors; (lower, second and third stories Gen 6:16), well all came in except the people.
They thought that it was so funny, as it had never ever rained water from the sky, the seasons cycled as normal, there will be no future changes; for they had no God. Well eight people moved in, God shut the door, and then nothing happened. Absolutely nothing, well except the mocking increased outside. Gen 7:10 says they had to wait seven days, then as we say “All hell broke loose,” torrents of water poured from the sky, the fountains of the deep broke and water roared up from the earth in jets and torrents, water, water, everywhere and not a drop to drink, as sailors say.
Well this continued for 40 days and forty nights, until the world was underwater. Experts tell us that if the world was as smooth as a billiard ball, the land surface would be kilometres deep under water, but as we have some very deep marine trenches to contain it, this protect us from becoming drowned. If you count out the time Noah was in the Ark, you get about one year, so this is no quiet short fishing trip on the pond.
Noah came forth to a world familiar to us, totally unfamiliar to him, it was back to life as usual, and unfortunately we have many sinners and few saints, much like we have today. Lot at Sodom & Gomorrah gives us a snap shot of the next flood, a flood of fire, with the saints saved and the sinners receive their bountiful crop (Galatians 6:7 “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.)
If we run to the end of the Bible we get down to the last book Revelation 20:9-10 and we have the same concept. Luke 17:26 “And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man,” same plot, different players. Here we have the saints inside, the lost are outside (Revelation 17:15 People = waters) Same concept as Noah, redeemed are safe inside, lost people outside as a flood, but verse 10 tells us that the flood changes concept to a reality of a lake of fire (Sodom & Gomorrah repeat concept) so we have the saints floating (Ark=New Jerusalem) on an ocean of fire.
End result is that it quickly consumes, cools, all that is left is ash Malachi 4:3 “And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do [this], saith the LORD of hosts.” This is no long drawn out thing, this is quick destruction, as per Malachi 4:1 “For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.”
Now we get to Revelation Chapter 21, new heavens and a new earth. Noah stepped out into a new world, so do the redeemed. The sad thing is this, John 3:16 can be quoted by just about everybody, so there is no need for anybody to be lost, but just like in Noah’s time, they do not get into the safety of the Ark, everything is provided, all is ready, lots of room for everybody, just no individual response, hence God has to accept their choice, and they are lost.
Please dear reader; step up to safety which is found Only in Jesus Christ, our Ark of safety, “All Aboard.”