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NOAH, the Man
Who Walked With God
Noah, The Man Ch.1
His Assignment Ch.2
First Covenant Ch.3
Begins His Job Ch.4
Loading The Ark Ch.5
Flood Waters Ch.6
The Waters Subside Ch.7
Leaving The Ark Ch.8
God’s 2nd Covenant With Noah Ch.9
Closing Comments Ch.10
Just One More Chance #777
As Good As Done #492
Scripture verses taken from: [KJV] King James Version
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John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life:
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Genesis 6:8-9 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. 9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. (KJV)
Much prayer and thought went into this booklet. Not enough people fear (reverence) our Lord. May we all consider Noah as he “walked with God.” May we, like Noah “find grace in the eyes of the Lord.” To God be the glory in all things!
Recently I have been bringing the miracles of God to one Bible class. The more I thought about Noah, the more I felt I had to do a book on him.
When I think of a man of faith, Noah comes to mind. Yes, I know, Abraham is the man of faith in the Bible, and I do agree. Abraham believed God and it was credited to him for righteousness. (Gen.15:6; Rom.4:3; Gal. 3:6; James 2:23). I certainly am not trying to put down Abraham, I would never do that. He is the father of all true believers.
Gal. 3:7-9 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.  And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.  So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham. (KJV) . . . So, according to the Word of God, the real children of Abraham, are not only the Jews, but everyone who puts their faith in God. The Scriptures prophesied, saying that one day, God would accept and justify the Gentiles, because of their faith. God promised this Good News to Abraham long ago when He said, “All nations will be blessed through you.” (Gen.12:2-3). And it has been fulfilled: All who put their faith in Christ share the same blessing Abraham received because of his faith. There is just so much I want to share about Noah! He too was a man of faith! He too walked with God (Gen.6:9). He was truly a man of God!
I always try to make understanding God’s Word as easy as I possibly can for all. God will truly bless your efforts as you strive to learn more about Him. All praise and glory be to the One and Only, Almighty God!
Jesus said “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3). What does it mean to be ‘born again’? When we are born physically (of our mother), this is our ‘first birth.’ Your second birth comes the moment you truly accept Jesus as your Saviour. You cannot lie to God!
John 1:12-13 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. (KJV) . . . Jesus has this power! You can be God’s child! But. Jesus said you can’t even “see” Heaven without being ‘born again.’ If we call on the Name of the Lord, we shall be saved. Acts 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. [KJV]
Romans 10:9-10 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (KJV)
Salvation is available to ALL people.
Salvation (eternal life in Heaven) can be accessed by anyone! It is not something you buy, not something you work for; it is a “gift”! God made salvation so simple that even a young child could understand and accept it; yet the more education a person has, or the older he is, the harder it is to reach him (or her). God loves you! He does not want you to go to Hell; yet if you refuse to accept the “Gift” of His Son, which is eternal life, you most certainly will end up there. Have you received God’s Gift?
If you believe and accept Jesus as your personal Saviour, you can claim ALL the wonderful Promises of God by faith. If you reject Jesus, God promises that He will GIVE to you eternal or second death (Hell).
See Matthew 13:49-50; 26:41, 46; John 3:15-18, 36; Romans 6:23; Rev. 20:11-15; 21:8. There IS a Hell! http://www.judgmentcoming.org/j_c_hell_is_it_there.htm
Chapter 1 The Man
NOAH means ‘rest.’ Nothing is known of his early days. When we first see him, he was 500 years old. Noah’s great-grandfather Enoch was a man who “walked with God.” Enoch was one of the two men in the Bible who never died, but was taken up by God (Gen.5:22-24; Heb.11:5). Enoch was also one of the two men that the Bible states “walked with God” (Gen.5:22,24; 6:9). The other was Noah!
Noah’s grandfather Methuselah, lived longer than any other man (969 years old), according to Gen. 5:25-27. Noah’s father Lamech, was obviously a devout man and gave his son a name that means “rest” (Gen.5:29).
Genesis 5:29 And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord hath cursed. (KJV) . . . The words of Lamech at Noah’s birth have been thought by some as being prophetical, designating Noah as a type of Christ who is the true “rest and comfort” of men under the burden of life (Mat.11:28). Noah lived 500 years, and then there were born unto him three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth (Gen.5:32).
Genesis 6:1-4 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,  That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.  And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.  There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. (KJV) . . . The human population began to grow rapidly on the Earth. Many think that the “sons of God” were fallen angels. But this is not so, for angels do not marry or reproduce (Mat.22:30; Mark 12:25). This probably was the descendants of Seth (a godly man) who intermarried with Cain’s evil descendants (“the daughters of men”). Evil always weakens the good influence of the faithful and increases moral depravity. That is why a believer should NEVER marry an unbeliever.
The “giants” were probably Nephilim, Anakim, Rephaim, Emims, or Zamzummims, powerful races of giants (Gen.14:5; 15:20; Nu.13:22,28;33; Deut.1:28; 2:10-11,20,21; 3:11,13; 9:2-3; Josh.11:21; 12:4; 13:12; 14:12,15; 15:14; 17:15; 21:11 Jud.1:20).
The generation that sprang up was a race famous for their ungodliness. With each passing day the people became more and more corrupt and God was determined to rid the Earth of its wicked population. It had gotten so evil, that God simply couldn’t stand to look at it any more. Today’s world is rapidly following this same path.
Gen.6:6-7 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. [KJV] . . . Does this mean that God regretted that He created mankind? Was God admitting He made a mistake? NO! God never changes His mind and He never makes mistakes (1 Sam.15:29). “Repenteth” means God was sorry for the wickedness, and He would avenge Himself. God was expressing great sorrow for what the people had done to themselves; just like a parent express sorrow over a rebellious child. God was sorry that the people had chosen sin and death over a relationship with Him.
Our sins today break God’s heart, just as much as sin did in Noah’s day. Noah, however, pleased God. Was he perfect? No! He was not perfect. NO one except our precious Lord Jesus is perfect! We can follow Noah’s example and find “favor in the eyes of the LORD” in spite of the sin that surrounds us (1 John 1:9).
Gen.6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. [KJV] . . . What a tremendous testimony on Noah’s behalf!
Gen.6:9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. [KJV] . . . Noah did not find favor in the eyes of his fellow man. They hated him and persecuted him, because by both his life and preaching he was condemning them. Noah found favor in the place that counts! He found grace in the eyes of the Lord. This should be a lesson to us. Our main desire should be that we may be accepted of God!
When the rest of the world was “evil continually” (Gen.6:5), Noah was honest and upright. He was a just man; in other words, Noah was justified before God by his faith in the Promised Seed (Gen.3:15), just as we are justified today by faith in Christ (the Promised Seed Rom.5:1; Gal.2:16; 1 Cor.6:11).
Noah was sanctified (set apart for God), made holy, had right principles; and was righteous in his lifestyle. Noah was not only honest, he was devout and he reverenced God. It was in his mind always to do the will of God. God always looks down on those with an eye of favor, who sincerely look up to Him with an eye of faith.
It showed strong faith and perseverance on Noah’s part, to take such a bold stand for God when everyone else went the other way, the way of the world. We should truly consider how God felt about Noah, and how Noah felt about God! Noah really did have a marvelous personal relationship with God! If we were ever to covet anything, let it be this kind of fellowship with our Creator.
There was all kinds of sin in Noah’s time, just as there is today. More and more people today, even professing Christians, are courting disaster! So many sins are common-place, are accepted as OK in today’s society. But, friend, they are not OK with God! People ridicule God by the worship of so many other gods of this world. Sin fills the Earth with violence. Sin’s contagion spreads like wildfire. When wickedness becomes common, destruction is not far off. We are rushing to a judgment that is sure to come, just as in the time of Noah. God will punish all sin. Let us consider this fact. Let us become more like Noah, and walk with God and shun all evil.
Chapter 2 His Assignment
Gen.6:11-13 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.  And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.  And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth. (KJV) . . . Mankind had corrupted God’s way and was going his own way. God told Noah He would destroy the wicked world. The Lord does not keep secrets back from them that fear Him (Ps.25:14). God told Noah exactly what He was going to do, and why! This was before His written Word. It’s possible that God told Noah Face to face.
God does not speak to us like He did in the time of the ancient men. Today we have the Bible. God tells us in His Word what will happen in the future . . . IF we really want to know! But there are not very many who are concerned enough to read and find out. God enables believers, by His Spirit, to understand and apply the disclosures and warnings in His Word.
Gen.6:14-16 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.  And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.  A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it. (KJV) . . . God is SO good! As He prepares for the Flood, what He is doing is giving the people ample opportunity to change their ways.
God now instructs Noah on how to build the “ark.” Ark = a large floating box, boat. It was to be ‘about’ 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high, if we figure a cubit at 18 inches. This was a large boat! Noah would not be making a vessel to withstand fifty-foot waves. He would not be going through any fierce storms. He is simply building a place for life, animals and man, to stay for a period of time, to wait out the Flood.
The ark was to be made of gopher wood, which was probably like cypress, or maybe redwood.
God told Noah to make a window in the ark. The way I understand it, this window was 18 inches high, the whole way around the top of the ark, just under the roof. It was not just a hole in the side of the ark. Did you ever stop to think about the smell, with all those animals in there, for an extended period of time? There had to be ventilation.
God told Noah to make “a” door. The ark had only one door in its side, by which to enter. This is extremely important! The ark is a symbol of Christ. Jesus said, “I am the way” (John 14:6) and “I am the door” (John 10:9); and He is the Door to the ark for us.
Jesus says He is the only Way to God the Father. Most will argue that this way is too narrow, too hard. They try to find other ways to get to Heaven, but friend, there is NO other way, ONLY Jesus! ALL other ways (doors) lead only to Hell, no matter what people think! Truthfully, God’s Way is wide enough for the whole world, IF the world chooses to accept it. Instead of criticizing how limited it is to have only one Way, we should be praising God for providing that One Way for us to get to Him! Jesus is our only Door to the Father and being saved from Hell, just as that ONE door in the side of the ark was the ONLY way to being saved from the Flood.
God then told Noah to make the ark three stories high. Are you really taking all this in? This is a B-I-G project, to say the least! 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, 45 feet high, and 3 stories tall, with a window all around the top! What a job!
Gen.6:14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch. (KJV) . . . Let’s go back to this verse. Noah was instructed to make rooms inside. These rooms were not all the same size. A mouse would not need near the space that an elephant did. Each animal was given a “room” or place in which to stay, according to their size, I am sure. One other thing, being a farmer and rancher all my life, I know there had to be room to keep feed for all these animals (Gen.6:21). Noah had a big job.
Noah was told to “pitch” it (seal it with tar), inside and out. This too is important. It was to be ‘covered.’ This would make it waterproof, but again, let’s look to Jesus. The ark Noah built symbolizes JESUS, and this covering, to me, reminds me of His precious Blood, covering all true believers. When God the Father looks down from Heaven, He does not see my evil, hateful sins, He sees the precious Blood of Jesus (1 Pet.1:18-19)! My sins are covered. How I thank Jesus for what He has done for me, and for all who believe on His Holy Name. Noah’s job amazes me.
Chapter 3 First Covenant
Gen.6:17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die. (KJV) . . . God again tells Noah exactly what He plans to do, this time with more details. In Gen.6:7, God told Noah that He would destroy all living things on the face of the Earth, but here God tells him HOW He will do it; a Flood. God told Noah twice, which means that event would happen and happen soon. Remember, God’s clock and our clock are entirely different (2 Pet.3:8). Gen.41:32 And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass. (KJV) . . . As for Pharaoh having the dream twice, and Noah being told twice, it means that the matter has been decreed by God and that He will make these events happen.
In other words, it was as good as done!
God is simply telling Noah the Flood would come!
Many opinions have been formed as to how and why the Flood took place. Man in his misguided wisdom has given many reasons why the Flood took place, but the truth is, it was brought on the world by God as punishment for the horrific and continual wickedness of its inhabitants, just as was the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.
There are many non-Biblical stories about the Flood. Every culture in the world has a Flood story, simply because there was a Flood! It cannot be denied, although many do deny it! But, don’t fall for mythical characters or bizarre details. Simply go to the Word of God, the Bible. Only the Bible tells the true story of Noah and the Flood. All other stories are false. The Bible is true history! It is HIS STORY!
God chose to destroy the world and all its evil inhabitants by a flood of waters. Just as He chooses the rod with which He corrects His children, so too He chooses the sword with which He cuts off His enemies. God is supreme, He is sovereign! He can do as He pleases! Most people do NOT like to hear that. But this is a fact! It’s true.
Gen.6:18 But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee. (KJV) . . . God established His covenant with Noah, and only Noah. This is the first place in the Bible where the word ‘covenant’ is found. This was a special Promise (covenant) of deliverance, to convince (or satisfy) Noah’s confidence in the Lord. Noah’s trust in God allowed him to be at peace and rest in the Promise. God solemnly promised to keep Noah and his family safe in the boat. Noah firmly believed God.
God is going to send the Flood, and there are several reasons why He did. Man had a Promise from God of a Redeemer, a Deliverer (Gen.3:15). He was told that there would come a Saviour on the Earth. That is what the people should have been looking for; but instead, they turned from God to every imaginable sin.
God had provided a sacrifice for Adam and Eve because of their sin. Then we see that a great, eternal principle was put down with Cain and Abel. These two stand as the representatives of two great systems, two classes of people: the lost and the saved, the self-righteous and the poor in spirit, those who profess to be Christians (hypocrites) and the true believer. That is what was present in the human race in Noah’s time. And they are very similar today.
Looking back, we see that the patriarchs were living long lives. Adam and Methuselah bridged the entire gap from the Creation to the Flood. These godly men certainly would have warned mankind, of living a life of sin and evil. Jude 14 and 15 tells us that Enoch preached and prophesied during that period. When Enoch disappeared, the people should have realized that God was intervening in human affairs. Finally, there was also the ministry of the Holy Spirit. God said His Spirit would not always strive with man. The Spirit of God was striving with the people, but when mankind completely rejected God, He sent the Flood as judgment upon the Earth. And He was righteous and just in doing so.
The entire human family has turned from God, then, and now! “… There is none righteous, no, not one” (Rom. 3:10). There were just a few who did believe God . . . Noah and his family. Noah is one man who walked with God; he believed God. Noah was a man who trusted God . . . “by faith Noah.”
God’s covenant with Noah (special Promise of deliverance), was for Noah and his family, and also for all the animals of the world (Gen.6:19-21). God’s great mercy abounds to all His creatures. He would save mankind and animals so that they could reproduce and repopulate the Earth. The grace of God truly is absolutely amazing! God is SO good!
Chapter 4 Begins His Job
Gen.6:22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he. (KJV)
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. (KJV) . . . God told Noah to build a huge boat in the middle of dry land. Noah obeyed. Can you imagine what the people said? They thought he went crazy! Can you imagine the ridicule, the sneers, the mockery Noah went through? But, Noah simply believed God. He took Him at His Word, he believed God would send a Flood. He also believed God would save him and his family, so he willingly obeyed God.
Noah’s obedience made him appear strange to all his neighbors. Any time you obey God, don’t be surprised if others see you as different, strange, weird, or crazy. Because you obey God, their disobedience stands out like a sore thumb. Always remember, if God asks you to do something, He will give you the necessary strength to carry out that task, no matter how difficult you think it is. He will equip you to do the job. Noah experienced rejection because he was different from his neighbors.
Noah’s faith influenced everything he did, and his faith moved him to build that ark. His faith condemned the unbelief of others; and his obedience condemned their contempt and rebellion. Good examples will do one of two things: convert sinners or condemn them.
Noah “moved with fear.” This is NOT cringing fear, but reverential fear. To “fear” the Lord is to reverence and respect Him and give Him His rightful place in your life. It is to believe He is Who He says He is, and can do what He says He can do. It is completely opposite of the world’s sneering disbelief of Him.
Noah’s divine commission was actually, from a human standpoint, a strange and, apparently impossible task. Think about it. He was to build a huge boat to preserve the lives of his own family as well as members of the animal kingdom. This extremely difficult and complex task assigned to him has seldom been fully appreciated by people. The job of constructing such a boat was hard enough, but we must remember that Noah was surrounded by a mass of godless unbelievers. They were attracted to him and his project by curiosity. They would come to watch him work, then remain to mock him. He became a laughingstock. Year after year he had to keep his faith and continue his work on a job that made him look as if he had gone mad. When we consider his surroundings, the size of the work he was called on to perform, and the many years spent in hard labor (100 years, Gen.5:32; 7:6), Noah stands unsurpassed, if not unequaled, in persistent faith among all the workers of the Bible. He truly “walked with God.”
During this 100 years, Noah warned and strongly advised the people while he was working on the ark.
2 Peter 2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; (KJV) . . . Noah was a righteous man who was tormented by all the wickedness he saw and heard. He preached to these godless unbelievers day after day. In my opinion, a day did not go by that Noah didn’t warn the people to turn from their wicked ways. Noah preached to the people, he witnessed to them, but they would not accept God’s Word that Noah spoke to them. They would not agree with the Holy Spirit when He spoke in their minds and conscience. They refused to agree with God that they were wrong and they deserved punishment. They would not trust nor believe God’s Promise to send the Deliverer. They refused to believe that God would destroy the whole world because of their sin. This is so typical of today!
On the other hand, Noah believed God. He believed God was going to send a Flood. He believed God could and would save him and his family, so he obeyed God and took on that tremendous project of building the ark.
Noah made the boat from gopher wood, just as God told him to do. He made it 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high. He sealed it with tar, inside and out. He then built 3 decks (stories, floors), with rooms (stalls) on the inside, with a continuous window, 18 inches high, around the top of the boat, just under the roof. Everything was done exactly as he was commanded. Noah obeyed God to the letter! Noah never did consider he was risking anything by building a boat on dry land. He never did consider that the Flood would not come. He knew it would! Noah believed God. He trusted God completely. His faith never wavered. He certainly was the laughingstock of the community for 100 years, Until the rains came!
Chapter 5 Loading the Ark
Gen.7:1-3 And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.  Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.  Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth. (KJV) . . . Noah was the first man to be called “righteous” by God. Why was Noah righteous? It was by faith, the same way that later on Abraham was counted righteous because of his faith: Gen. 15:6 And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness. (KJV) . . . Noah believed God, and it was counted to him for righteousness. “By faith Noah … prepared an ark …” That is the reason God saved him. “Come thou ….” God said to Noah. This is the same invitation that the Lord Jesus gives today to all mankind: “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Mat.11:28).
It was only the “clean beasts” (Lev.11:1-47; 20:25; Deut.14:3-20) that Noah was supposed to take 7 pairs; for he later would offer them as sacrifices. Where would he have gotten the clean animals if he had not taken more than two pairs? So Noah took along seven pairs of each animal that God had approved for eating and for sacrifice, and only two pairs of the unclean animals and birds.
Pairs of every animal that lived joined Noah in the ark. I recently read that someone figured out that almost 45,000 animals could have fit into the ark. I won’t go into that. It’s not necessary for us to know how many animals were on board. We know there were many, according to the size of the boat. That is all we need to know.
How did Noah choose which animals would be loaded into the ark? Did he go out and scour the country-side, and forcefully bring them to the ark? NO! He did not!
Gen.6:20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive. (KJV) . . . Do you see what this verse states? “Two of every sort shall come unto thee.” Noah did NOT have a ‘round-up.’ He did NOT have to! The animals CAME to the ark, at exactly the right time. The more I think about this, the more amazing it is to me. God truly is supreme! He truly is sovereign! He rules over ALL this Universe, ALL creatures great and small! This miraculous gathering had to be a sight to see. WHY didn’t the people SEE what was happening? Couldn’t they see that it was God’s doing? Their hearts must have been hard as a rock.
Gen.7:4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth. (KJV) . . . Here again is the amazing grace of God at work! He had given the people 100 years to turn from their sin. Considering how long people lived back then, the 100 year warning was well within the life span of man. They had no reason to keep on in sin. Noah was preaching to them constantly, but it was as today, the message went in one ear and out the other.
Now, the 100 year warning was up. The ark was built and loaded. It was ready to go. But, what does our awesome and wonderful God do? He gives the people yet another week to repent. I can’t help but wonder what was going through their minds. Yes, building the boat in the middle of dry ground could have made them think Noah was off his rocker. But the gathering of the animals should have got them to thinking. I guess it didn’t. With the boat loaded, did they still think Noah was crazy? They saw that he didn’t go after the animals.
When God told Noah there would be one week yet before the Flood waters came, what do you think Noah did? Do you think he sat back in a rocking chair and relaxed? NO! I know he didn’t! I think he was out among the people trying to make them turn away from their sin and to God. He was still preaching to them. Did any of them repent? NO! Not one. Not even one soul believed God. How sad this makes me, because I see the same thing happening today. People are so set in their sinful ways, they want no part of a good and loving God. If only they could see what is coming. Sure judgment! Just as in Noah’s day. God will punish sin, all sin, count on it.
Gen.7:5 And Noah did according unto all that the Lord commanded him. (KJV) . . . What a wonderful biography of Noah!
Gen.7:6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth. (KJV) . . . This verse tells us how long it took Noah to build the ark. Gen.5:32 tells us he was 500 years old before he began. So, it took him 100 years.
Gen.7:7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood. (KJV) . . . Noah did not go into the ark until God told him to go, even though he knew it was to be his place of refuge. It is very comforting to see God going before us in every step we take. Noah had taken great pains to build that ark, and now he himself would be kept alive in it. “And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; . . .” Gen.7:1.
God’s call to Noah reminds us of the Gospel call, sent out to sinners everywhere. Christ is the ark today. Only in Christ and Christ alone, can we be safe, when death and judgment approach. The Word says, “Come;” ministers say, “Come;” the Spirit says, “Come, come into the Ark.” Noah was counted righteous, NOT for his own righteousness (Is.64:6), but as an heir of the righteousness which is only by faith (Heb.11:7). Noah believed the Promise of a coming Saviour, and expected salvation through Him alone. For this reason Noah was justified by faith.
Gen.7:8-9 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,  There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah. (KJV) . . . Think of all the different kinds of animals and birds in the world. A huge variety of forms, sizes, and colors. They were there, on the ark! From a tiny cricket to an elephant, from a humming bird to an ostrich, and all those creepy crawling critters! They all went to their “rooms” on board the ark that would be their salvation.
Chapter 6 Flood Waters!
Genesis 7:10-12 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.  In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.  And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights. (KJV) . . . The last warning from God went unheeded. The people refused to believe God. The Earth had within it great waters, and at God’s command, they sprang up. The windows of Heaven were also opened, and the waters which were above the firmament (in the air), were poured out upon the Earth.
Gen.7:13 In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark; (KJV) . . . Noah had prepared the ark by faith in the warning given by God that the Flood would come. Now, he and his family went into it, by faith in God’s warning that it would come quickly. When Noah was safe in the ark, the fountains underground were broken up, and a downpour from the sky cut loose.
Gen.7:16 And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the Lord shut him in. (KJV) . . . As I stated before, there was NO problem gathering the animals; God took care of all the details of that job. Often we worry far too much about details over which we have no control, while neglecting other things (attitudes, relationships, responsibilities) that are under our control. We should concentrate on what God has given us to do, and leave the rest to God.
Now, notice what this verse states: “and the Lord shut him in.” WHO shut the door to the ark? God did! When Noah went into the ark, God shut the door. Those inside were safe and secure! It is like this when a soul turns to Christ. When we are “in Christ” God shuts the door and we are safe! Our salvation is sure. God was the Protector of those inside the ark, and He is the Protector of those “in Christ.”
When God shut the door of the ark, it was too late for all those who stubbornly rejected God. They had rejected His Word brought so faithfully by Noah all those years, and they rejected the Holy Spirit who indeed did “strive” to change the minds of the sinful people. The door was shut, after 100 years of mercy, after a final 7 days more of grace. No matter how hard they cried or pleaded outside that shut door, they could not enter the safety of the ark. Noah could not let them in because GOD had shut them out.
If you do not know Jesus as your personal Saviour and Lord, it still is not too late for you. But the door of mercy will one day be shut against all those that now make light of it. Knock now, and it shall be opened to you (Luke 13:25). The season of grace will soon be over (Mat.25:10), just as it was for the sinners of Noah’s day.
Gen.7:17-18 And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.  And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters. (KJV) . . . When we receive rain, it comes down in drops; but the rains that fell then were as had never been known before or since. It rained without stopping or slacking off. For 40 days and 40 nights it rained on the whole Earth, all at once. Again I tell you that God is supreme, He is sovereign! God controls the entire Earth, the entire Universe! The rain, the wind, the sun and moon and stars and everything else is under His Almighty Hand! He controls them all! Don’t try to figure this out, it’s impossible! Simply believe that God can do anything! Nothing is impossible for Him!
By now, the people are terrified. I hate to think of them trying to get into the boat. I can hear them screaming and clawing at the ark, begging Noah to let them in. They finally realized that all Noah had been telling them, year after year, had been right. But, it was too late! They had not listened to Noah or the Holy Spirit, and now they were doomed. I can hear them scream to God, “Give me one more chance.” But God’s mercy had ended, and now judgment had come. His Spirit would not strive with them any more (Gen.6:3). How sad this is.
Gen.7:19-20 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.  Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered. (KJV) . . . The water covered even the highest mountains on the Earth. It was twenty-two feet above the highest peaks.
Gen.7:21-23 And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man:  All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died.  And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark. (KJV) . . . To try to say that the Flood was just a local flood is actually rejecting the Word of God. The Bible makes it very clear here that it was a universal flood. “And every living substance was destroyed . . . and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.” You either believer God or you don’t. It’s as simple as that. Gen.7:24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days. (KJV) . . . In other words, for almost half a year (5 months), the waters stayed on the Earth. How could any land animal or man survive 150 days of water? They couldn’t! They would all have drowned long before 150 days. I think it’s possible that the long period of the flood shows God’s severe displeasure at sin and sinners.
Do you think Noah was afraid during this time? Eze.14:14 tells us that he was a man who lived a life of devotion. He was dedicated to God. His faith had made God his Refuge. I don’t think Noah ever had a moment of fear, even “though the waters roared and were troubled; though the mountains shook with the swelling thereof” (Psalm 46:3). Noah trusted God!
Chapter 7 The Waters Subside
Gen.8:1 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged; (KJV) . . . “And God remembered Noah” means He did not forget about him on the ark. He stopped the rain. The whole human race, except Noah and his family were now dead. God did not forget Noah. God never forgets. He remembers you. The only thing that God forgets is your sin if you have come to Him for salvation (Jer.31:34; Heb.8:12; 10:17). He remembers our sins NO more when we trust and accept Christ and His Work on the cross on our behalf. How wonderful this is! There is NO eternal destruction for any who are “in Christ” (Rom.8:1; 1 Cor.1:30; 15:22; 2 Cor. 5:17; 1 Thes.4:16; 1 Pet.5:14). We must always trust Him!
God’s remembering Noah, was the return of His mercy to mankind. He did save “pairs” of mankind too. The demands of His Divine justice had been answered; the evil sinners were gone.
God sent the wind to dry the Earth. The waters that were beneath the surface of the Earth (the fountains of the great deep Gen.7:11), were sealed up, and the windows of heaven were shut. The Flood ceased. The waters, and the floods slowly began to disappear.
The same Hand that brought the desolation, now would bring deliverance. Let us today, always look to and count on that Hand. When afflictions have done the work for which they are sent, they will be taken away. As the entire Earth was not drowned in one day, so it was not dried up in one day. God usually works deliverance for His people slowly but surely. We must not look on days of disaster in hopelessness and we must always be thankful for small blessings.
And God remembered Noah. God’s Divine purpose in this awful dispensation had been accomplished. The world had undergone the necessary changes to make it fit for a new beginning.
God also remembered every living thing . . . in the ark. A beautiful example of Mat.10:29. Although God could have dried up the Flood in an instant if He so desired, He chose to let the wind do it (Ps.104:4).
Gen.8:2-3 The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;  And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated. (KJV) . . . “Abated” means canceled or stopped. God gives us not only the record of the building up of the Flood but also its duration, and now we see the receding of the Flood.
Gen.8:4-5 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.  And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen. (KJV) . . . As the waters continued to go down, mountain peaks began to appear. God had told Noah when the flood would come, but He did not tell him when it would go away. Noah needed knowledge to know when the Flood would come because of his building the ark, but it was not necessary for him to know when it would go away. Again, this would take faith on Noah’s part. By God concealing it from him, it would exercise Noah’s faith and patience.
Gen.8:6-11 And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made:  And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.  Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;  But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.  And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark;  And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth. (KJV) . . . Noah first sent out a raven from the ark. It went flying around, feeding on floating carcasses. Noah then sent out a dove. It returned the first time without good news; but the second time, she brought an olive leaf in her mouth. It was plain to Noah that the trees were beginning to appear above the water.
Gen.8:12-14 And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more.  And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry.  And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried. (KJV) . . . When Noah sent out the dove again, she didn’t come back. She had found a place to rest.
There is a great spiritual truth here in the 8th chapter in this account of the raven and the dove. After Noah had spent over a year in the ark (Gen.7:11; 8:14), he sent out a raven. The raven didn’t come back. But each time he would send the dove, she kept coming back, even bringing in its mouth a little bit of greenery, an olive leaf. The dove and olive leaf have always been a symbol of peace. When the dove did not return, that was the sign that the judgment was over and that peace had returned to the Earth. BUT man going out of the ark is the same type of man that all the sons of Adam were who had provoked the Flood as a judgment from God in the first place. All are sinners. Those who came off the ark will multiply and there is not too much improvement in man after the Flood.
Why didn’t the raven come back? You must understand what the raven eats; dead flesh. With all the death of man and animals, the raven was feasting. He did not return to the ark because he was at a feast, and having a wonderful time. The raven is an unclean bird (Lev.11:15; Deut. 14:14).
The dove is a clean bird (Gen.15:9). Remember, Noah took into the ark both the clean and the unclean animals. The clean and the unclean were together, in the ark, and in our world today. You and I as believers have these two natures. Our Lord said: “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit” (John 3:6). Paul writes: “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not” (Rom. 7:18). Paul spoke of a struggle between the two natures. And there is a struggle today between the old nature and the new nature of every believer.
The raven went out into a judged world, but he found a feast in the dead carcass because that is the thing he lived on. A bloated carcass would have made him a banquet. Our old nature is like that raven. The old nature loves the things of the world and feasts on them.
The dove went out into a judged world also, but she could find no rest, no satisfaction; so she returned to the ark. The dove represents the believer (our new nature) in the world. The raven went out into the world and loved it. But the dove had to go back to the ark. What God says is wrong, is wrong. We are told, “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world …” (1 John 2:15). God’s children are living in a judged world today. We are in the world, but not of it. We can use it, but not abuse it. We are not to fall in love with it. We are to try to win lost souls in this world by getting out the Word of God. Jesus told us, “… Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). Do we have the faith of Noah? Then we should obey like Noah! The dove recognized what kind of a world she was in, and she found no rest. She found rest only in the ark, and that ark is Christ. Noah’s ark is a symbol of Christ. If you are a child of God, you have both natures. Do you love the things of God, or the things of the world?
Chapter 8 Leaving The Ark
Gen.8:15-17 And God spake unto Noah, saying,  Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee.  Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth. (KJV) . . . Noah didn’t get out of the ark until God told him to. He was waiting for God’s timing. God knew that even though the water was gone, the earth was not dry enough for Noah and his family to go out. Noah showed exceptional patience, knowing the waters were gone, yet waited for God’s command. He’d been inside the boat over a year! Many would have gotten ‘cabin fever.’ We, like Noah, must learn to trust God to give us patience during those difficult times when we must wait.
I imagine all the confined animals would have jumped for joy to set foot on dry ground again. I know how glad a horse or cow is to be turned loose after spending any time at all in a small pen. Now God told Noah to take everything off the ark. That was a joyous day. Now they were free to “breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.”
God always has in mind our good, rather than our desires. He knows what is good for us, more than we do. And He many times delays blessings and mercies so they come to us at exactly the right moment. God’s time of showing mercy is always the best time. Just as Noah had a command from God to go into the ark, no matter how tiresome and boring his confinement was, he would wait for a command from God to go out of it again. We must in all our ways acknowledge God. Let us willingly submit to Him and be under His protection.
Gen.8:18-19 And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him:  Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark. [KJV] . . . Noah, his wife, and his sons and their wives finally left the boat. And all the different kinds of animals and birds came out, pair by pair, the same way they went in.
Gen.8:20-21 And Noah builded an altar unto the Lord; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.  And the Lord smelled a sweet savour; and the Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done. [KJV] . . . Noah built an altar, meaning a high place, which most likely was a mound of earth (Ex.20:24), on which a sacrifice was offered. There is something very beautiful about this; to know that the first thing this godly man did was to give thanks for the mercy and goodness which he and his family had experienced. Noah took of every clean beast and bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar. For such an unequaled deliverance, this special offering was due. Noah was now in a desolate world, where most would have thought, his first concern would have been to build a house for himself, but Noah begins with an altar for God. Anyone who begins with God, begins well!
Even though Noah’s supply of cattle was small, he did not hold back any animals to worship God. And it is certain that Noah gave only the best he had (Lev.22:19; Deut.15:21; 17:1). People with little can serve God with little when they give the best they have and do it willingly. Don’t ever think anything you offer God is wasted when God is honored. Today we are to express our thankfulness, not by burnt-offerings, but by praise, and reverent devotions and lifestyle (Heb.13:15-16).
God was well pleased with what Noah did. His sacrifice expressed his humble faith and reverence to God. The Flood washed away the wicked people, but it did not wash away sin from man’s nature. We ALL are conceived and born in sin (Ps.51:5). From birth we think, plan and love wickedness (Ps.58:3; Is.48:8), today as well as the days of the Flood. We ALL are sinners (Rom.3:10,23; Ec.7:20; Jer.17:9), none of us are exempt!
Gen.8:22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. [KJV] . . . God in His amazing grace, proclaimed He would never again drown the world again. While the Earth remains, and man upon it, there shall be summer and winter. But God makes it plain that this Earth will not always be here (2 Pet.3:10-13; Is.51:6; 65:17; 66:22; Rev. 21:1). It and all the works in it, shall one day be burned up. A new Heaven and new Earth will take its place.
Chapter 9 God’s Second Covenant with Noah
Gen.9:1-7 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.  And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.  Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.  But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.  And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man.  Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.  And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein. (KJV) . . . God now blesses Noah, in a similar way He did Adam, consisting as it originally did of several parts. (1.) Be fruitful, the first part like the original blessing, is restated in the very same words in which it had been promised at first (Gen.1:28). (2.) And the fear of you and the dread of you the second part re-establishes man’s dominion over the inferior animals; with a change. The covenant with Adam was founded in love and kindness; Noah’s covenant is founded in terror. The fear and dread of man was instilled in animals. (3.) Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you the third part concerns the means of sustaining life. Man, for the first time, is allowed to use animals for food, with one restriction. (4.) But flesh . . . the blood . . . shall ye not eat The blood should be drained out. The blood speaks of life; draining it indicates that the animal should be killed in a merciful way rather than prolonging its suffering and that it must be really dead. God says that when you are going to eat animals, you are to make sure that you don’t eat them with their blood. It should be drained out, insuring that the animal is killed in a merciful manner. (5.) Surely your blood of your lives will I require this part establishes a new power for protecting life. This gives officials authority to repress violence and crime. Such power had not previously existed. (6.) Whoso sheddeth man's blood . . . for in the image of God made he man it is quite true that this “image” has been injured by the fall, but it is not lost. A high value is attached to the life of every person, even the poorest and humblest. It is a sinful thing indeed to take the life of another.
Here God lays down the principle for government and protection of mankind. He gives the government the right of capital punishment. Today’s society is almost totally ignorant of the Word of God. Most of the present generation has gotten far away from the Bible. We do not have a Bible oriented population anymore. Judges, lawyers, politicians all want to get rid of capital punishment. They have succeeded in many cases, and I think one day it will finally be eliminated from American culture. At the same time we have an increase in crime and the most horrible crimes taking place. Capital punishment is absolutely Biblical and it should be the basis of our government. The government has the right to take a life when that individual has taken someone else’s life. Why? Because God has ordained it so in order to protect human life.
What about those who have committed murder. Are they all doomed to the eternal destruction of Hell? Not if they truly and sincerely repent of their sin (1 John 1:9). God can and will forgive ANY sin of ANY person IF they truly repent. God forgave King David for all his horrendous sins, and he can forgive you!
“Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed” is a law that should definitely be on our statute books. It is the basis for human government. God has not ever changed His mind about this, nor will He ever change His mind (Jam.1:17; Heb.13:8). God NEVER changes His mind about anything! He always gets it right the first time!
Gen.9:8-10 And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,  And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;  And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth. (KJV) . . . God told Noah and his sons He was making a covenant with them and their descendants, and with all the animals he brought with him.
Gen.9:11-17 And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.  And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:  I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.  And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:  And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.  And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.  And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth. (KJV) . . . Agreements among men are usually always sealed. It makes what is promised seem serious and sincere. The seal of God’s covenant with Noah was the rainbow, which may never have been seen before. A rainbow is the reflection of sun beams shining upon or through the drops of rain. All the glory of the seal of this covenant makes us think of Christ, the Sun of Righteousness.
When Noah stepped out of the ark, he was in a world quite different than when he stepped into the ark. It was completely void of life. The only life would be that which was to come off the ark. But God gave him a comforting Promise. God promised: (1.) to never again destroy the entire Earth with a flood; (2.) a rainbow in the clouds will be a sign to all that God will keep His Promise. Rainbows remind us of God’s faithfulness.
Chapter 10 Closing Comments
The Bible is an amazing historical record. There were 10 generations from Adam to Noah: Adam, Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch, Methusalah, Lamech and Noah. The Flood took place about 1500 years after the creation of Adam.
In Noah’s time, there was a large population, interested only in a good time. Sound familiar? They were obsessed with sex and marriage, with no thought at all of pleasing God. It is much the same today.
People have no excuse for sinning, either in Noah’s time, or ours! Sin is simply rebelling against God, and giving in to their own selfish desires. People in Noah’s time were focused on material things. They were proud, self-centered and boastful. They coveted what others had. They were jealous, hateful people. They argued and fought all the time. They were cruel, liars, tricksters and deceivers. They would gossip, blaspheme, and engage in unrestrained sexual relationships, also unnatural relationships, just like today.
God sees ALL sin! The people then could not hide it, nor can you or I hide our sin from God. He even knows what we think (Eze.11:5). He knows what we will do before we do it (Is.42:9; 46:9-10).
Noah too was a sinner (Ecc.7:20; Rom.3:10,23). He too, deserved to die, but Noah repented, listened to God and believed Him! Noah trusted God to save him through the promised Deliverer (Gen.3:15). Because of God’s amazing grace, God forgave Noah and accepted him.
Our God is loving, merciful and gracious. He loves people, but He hates their sin. He desperately wanted them to repent. He wanted them to change their minds, admit they were wrong, and believe in Him. God the Holy Spirit was constantly telling them to repent (turn away from their sin), but they would not. God gave them 100 years to do it, but they would not. Then after the ark was ready, God in His grace allowed them yet seven more days to turn to Him. But, they were so hard-hearted and set in their ways, they refused His gracious offer. God had no alternative but to “shut the door” of the ark (their only safety).
God warned them He would not always strive with them (Ge.6:3). If they continued to resist Him, He would allow them to follow Satan (2 Thes.2:10-12), AND He would punish them! God gave them all ample time, but they refused to change.
ALL people, in Noah’s time, and ours, are descendants of Adam. We ALL were born sinners, separated from God. People sin because they were born sinners, but also because they love to sin. NO one can blame anyone else for their sins. We can’t blame Adam, we can’t blame Satan. We must take the blame because we CHOOSE to sin.
God is extremely patient (longsuffering), but if people keep resisting Him, He has no alternative but to punish them. If God did not punish sin, He would be a “liar” and God is definitely NOT a liar! Those who refuse to accept God’s Way (Jesus, the Deliverer) to Heaven (John 3:3,15-18, 36; 8:24; 14:6; 1 John 5:10-12), will NOT have their names written in the Book of Life and they will be sent to Hell (Rev.20:15).
God is most certainly a God of love, but He hates sin, any and all sin, He cannot look on it. IF a person keeps resisting Him, and stays in their sin, those sins keep piling up and His wrath will come down on them. God must punish all sin.
There are many similarities in the world today, to the time of Noah: refusing to acknowledge God, thinking only of self, actively doing all kinds of evil; adultery, homosexuality, murder, rape, incest, robbery, violence, drunkenness, drugs - - -. The list is endless!
What I have put before you is a timely portion of Scripture. The people of Noah’s day and today, are shameless sinners with hearts hardened by their sin. They totally disregard what God so clearly reveals: all who sin will die! (Mat.25:31-46).
God controls the Universe! He is supreme! He is sovereign! He controls the wind, sun, moon, stars, rain, everything! Nothing is impossible for God!
What Can We Learn From This Study?
1. God hates sin and will punish it. God will do what He says He will do.
2. God saves just those who believe in Him and come to Him His way.
3. There is just one Way to come to God (Jn.14:6).
4. God is the only One who can save us.
5. God is faithful and always keeps His Promises.
6. We should fear God.
7. We should see the deceitfulness of sin, and see the danger of following that crowd.
8. We should see we must have faith in God.
9. We should see we need to obey God.
10. We should see God warns ahead of what He will do (the Bible), but most do not take the time to find out. God means what He says!
JUST ONE MORE CHANCE
As people live, most don’t think of Hell,
Yet it is a PLACE, where millions shall dwell.
Folks won’t admit it, but this fact is true,
To avoid Hell, the choice is up to you.
If you won’t accept what God has to say,
You will acquire Hell, as your home one day.
When you arrive, you’ll see you were wrong,
As you join, that agonizing throng.
God speaks only Truth; He never lies,
“We don’t believe” is how people reply.
They just long for ways, this life to enhance,
But one day they’ll beg, for just one more chance!
But when they beg, God’s mercy will be gone,
There’ll be no more chances, in a new dawn.
God now reaches out in love, to you and me,
Off’ring the GIFT of life eternally!
“Just one more chance” Hell’s residents will cry,
“You called Me a Liar” will be God’s reply!
God will ne’er change His mind, once you are there,
Eternal anguish, with millions you will share.
“Please God, just one more chance” they will plead,
But God’s grace is gone; their screams He won’t heed!
No more chances for you, after you die,
Believe God now, and on Jesus rely!
You are free, to choose Jesus this day,
Just He can send you, to Heav’n’s blissful array.
The only chance you need, is now before you,
Heaven or Hell? my friend, what will you do?
By: His servant, Connie Kramer # 777
2 Cor.6:2; John 3:15-18,36; 1:12-13; 3:3; 8:24; 14:6
1 John 5:10-12; 2:23; Rev.20:11-15; 21:8, 27; 22:14-15;
John 6:27-29; Mat.13:47-49; 24:36-44; 25:13
NOW is the day of salvation if you don’t know Christ! (2 Co.6:2; Ro.10:9)
JESUS can be your ARK!
The above poem relates some really harsh words. I must tell you that I am not a poet. I take no credit for any of the hundreds of poems in my possession. God gives me words; I simply jot them down, and pass them on to whosoever! Sometimes when I write down the words that come to me (like this poem), tears stream down uncontrollably. God will absolutely judge ALL sin! Our name must be in the Book of Life (Rev.20:15) or we are doomed to Hell. It’s as good as done. God keeps all His Promises!
John 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. [KJV] Unbelief is the worst sin imaginable to God. You simply call God a “liar” (1 John 5:10-12). God loves you. You can be His child today, IF you choose to do so! (John 1:12-13; 3:3, 15-16).
AS GOOD AS DONE!
Your Words in the past have never failed, . . 1 K.8:56
Your Truth and honesty always prevail’d. . . Ro.4:16
Things you promise are as good as done, . . Lu.21:33
You know the end, ‘fore it’s begun! . . Is.46:9-10
Things you promise, be they bad or good, . . Mt.5:18
They will happen; this must be understood! . . Ps.111:7
ALL your promises are as good as done, . . Eze.12:25
Yet most of the world, your Words shun! . . Mt.7:13-14
As good as done; life eternally, . Jn.3:15
For all who accept your ‘Gift’ so free! . . Ep.2:8-9
Salvation for all who trust your Son, . . Jn.3:15-16
Blissful Heav’n for them, ‘tis good as done! . . Jn.14:2-3
Ev’ry single time; God keeps His Word, . . Titus 1:2
E’vn times when folks pretend, to not have heard! . . Ps.50:17; Jer.6:10; 8:9
You also made Hell, when you made Heav’n, . . Mt.25:41
And as good as done, is judgment giv’n. Mt.25:46; . . Jn.3:18, 36
The Blood of Jesus cleanses all sin, . . Ro.5:9; 1 Pet.1:18-19
Friendship with God, justification wins. . . Ro.5:1-2, 10-11
But if you reject God’s very own Son, . . 1 Jn.5:10-12
You’ll receive Hell-fire, ‘tis good as done! . . Rev.20:15; Jn.1:12-13
By: His Servant, Connie Kramer Sept.18, 1998 # 492
Please keep in mind that everything in the Bible is true! Many refuse to believe the ‘bad parts,’ where God tells us He will punish sin. They think everyone will go to Heaven. They are WRONG! Only those who believe God and accept His Way (Jesus, the Deliverer) go to Heaven.
Books You Should Read
A Loving God Would Not Send me to Hell. Would He?
???Death, THEN What???
God CANNOT Lie
God Controls His Greation
???Is There Really a God???
Judgment in the Great Tribulation
Judgment IS Coming!
Living With Eternity In Mind
Me? A Pharisee???
MONEY? Is It Your God?
Parables of Jesus
Second Coming of Jesus
Sin and Forgiveness
???What Does GOD have to Say???
???What Must I Do to be saved???
Why Do I Need Christ?
Why Do We Suffer?
Wicked People Described
For our other web sites:
Poetry . . . http://www.hisservantsministry.org . . . Poetry