THE FLOOD. NOAH’S OBEDIENCE!
There is not much information between the Fall and the Flood. The sixteen hundred years are packed into a few pages.
The writer is more concerned with the moral significance of events.
There is almost a dramatic development from the fall to the flood.
Let us mark it clearly.
In chp 3. We have the Fall.
In chp 4. We have the ungodly line of Cain.
In chp 5. We have the Godly line of Seth. His was a pure line.
In ch 6. The two lines cross with tragic moral results.
Then in chp 7. Judgement falls from God resulting in the flood.
The condition at that time was morally corrupt and sin was rampant. So God had to once more separate good and evil. He sent the Flood and the whole Adamic race was destroyed.
But there was one man and his family
who found “Grace” in the eyes of the Lord.
Noah was a righteous man and “pure in his generations” As Enoch had, Noah walked with God. This man and his family were spared.
Note that Noah was vital, as he was the tenth man from Adam in the Messianic Line..from which our Saviour would come in the fulness of time.
Satan may do his worst and man may sink to his lowest and judgement may fall to it’s utmost depths..but the ultimate purpose of the Lord cannot be thwarted. It moves on and will triumph in the New Heaven and the new Earth where there shall be righteousness and undimmed Glory!
God had said to Noah,”I have seen you as righteous in this generation.” ch 9:1.
Noah and Enoch both walked with God during this evil corrupt time.
Enoch was translated that he would “not see death.” Heb 11:5. He is a picture of the rapture of souls who will be caught up before the Great Tribulation. 1 Thess 4:14-17.. Rev3:10.
Noah being preserved through the flood is a picture of the Israelitish people who will be preserved through the Great Tribulation. See Jer 30:5-9. Psalm 2:5. Rev 7:14.
The Ark is a type of Christ. He is called the “Ark of safety.” He is the refuge of His people from the final Judgement of God when He pours out his wrath upon the Earth at the end of time.
You may also like to know, that the pitch used to cover the Ark inside and out, Gen 6:14. also has a Spiritual significance.
The word is translated as the “Atonement.” Read Lev 17:1. It’s the Atonement that keeps out the waters of judgement and makes your position in Christ safe and blessed.
We must warn those who are not in Christ, of the final Judgement, as there is not much time left to receive Christ as their Atonment for sin.
The next time the world will not be judged by flood ..
IT WILL BE JUDGED BY .. FIRE !
Read 2 Peter 3:12.