by John Doyle
“But as the days of Noah were so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood they were eating & drinking and marrying, up to the day Noah entered the ark,” (Matthew 24:37-38)
In the days leading up to the Flood Gods people choose to be unequally yoked with unbelievers. They showed indifference to God’s call to live the righteous life – Math. 24: 38 Wickedness and intent to do evil prevailed in heart and mind.
The earth was corrupt and violent.
But Noah (v8) had a key responsibility.
“By faith Noah being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with Godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household (home) by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith” (Hebrews 11: 7 – 8)
But Noah v8 “found grace”, was warned, moved himself, prepared an ark and became the heir of righteousness!
Noah (& family) MOVED & PREPARED. When Noah faithfully did his part: GOD – God our Master Builder Provided and did His part.
“Except the Lord build our home we will labour in vain…” (Psalm 127:1)
The Floods came – the trials followed, but Noah and family remained faithful. They got to the other side. They came out of the ark together. They landed on dry ground.
God established a covenant with this family. God blessed this family and all generations that followed (Genesis 8:18, 9:1-13) “This is my covenant which I make with you and every living creature for perpetual generations; I do set my rainbow in the cloud and this shall be my covenant with all mankind…” v.13
Days leading to the coming of Jesus Christ will include Violence – evil intent – corruption – demise of covenant relationship of marriage – war. The “But Noah’s” v8 need to arise
- Move, take responsibility & PREPARE to BUILD
- Sacrifice whatever to bring the whole family on board
- You have faithful “But Noah’s” around you in the Church support them – join them and Build a Godly Heritage.
The ark is a picture of the Lord Jesus Christ:
“We were at one time disobedient people when the long suffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being built in which few, that is eight souls were saved from the floods” (1 Peter 3:20).
Christ in you is the ARK. We have a guarantee that if we MOVE and PREPARE and become ‘BUT NOAH’s & BUT Noah’s wives and children’ we will arrive in glory on dry ground, no more floods, no more tribulations, no more sorrow (1 Peter 3:21 -22).
In the meantime what is Jesus doing? He is “Interceding on our behalf” “He is able to save them to the uttermost that come to God by HIM, as He ever lives to intercede for us” (Hebrews 7:25)
With God All things are POSSIBLE
EMBRACE GODS PROMISES
Then watch as the so called impossible becomes POSSIBLE. Build a Godly Heritage – FINISH STRONG.
If you know THESE ARE DAYS SONG, sing with me the verse I wrote:
THESE ARE THE DAYS OF NOAH, CORRUPTION AND VIOLENCE ABOUNDS,
WE ARE LOSING OUR CHILDREN TO IDOLS, ITS TIME CHURCH TO TAKE UP YOUR STAND,
THE LORD OUR SAVIOUR IS COMING, TO RESCUE HIS BRIDE FROM THE STORMS,
BE FILLED WITH GODS HOLY SPIRIT AND TAKE OUT THE SWORD OF THE LORD
BEHOLD HE COMES…
When, at last you depart from this earthly abode, and you start a new life in that heavenly place, How will you respond to the King of all Kings, as you see, for the first time, His glorious face?
When He asks ‘How have you lived your Christian life? what’s the spiritual legacy you’ve left behind?’ If He looked at your home and your family and friends, would His heart fill with joy at the things He would find?
Have you nurtured your loved ones in God’s Holy Word? is their strength and resolve reinforced by His power? Have you taught them to pray, and to praise, and obey, and know He is with them each minute, of each day.
Do they all know the joy of the Lord in their hearts, yet bow to the gift of a sacrificed Son? Have you built up a HERITAGE second to none?
Have a blessed day.
In the Love of the Lord Jesus,
John and Barbara.