September 29, 2022
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This entry is part [part not set] of 4 in the series Alpha 2

We have now worked our way down to the man Noah, and from what we have revealed, the bible is not only a spiritual document, but also a historical book dealing with real people of the past, and as we walk together through these stories of the bible, my hope is that we have now come to realize God is not far from man, neither is he separated from history but is a very committed part of history and the human development.

Because as we have said before, Adam was a real person of history, and the stores written on the first four chapters are the testimonies of his experience and what took place in his life, so that we as children of these men of the past may know how we came to be where we are today and are in need of a savior. And as we look in our world, there is no doubt, we look to our governments for salvation, our hope is for them to past laws and provide solutions that will make our lives better.

Now, most would think this will change once Jesus returns to save his people, but what we need to realize as we look at the stories of the bible is the reality there is a coming kingdom, the very kingdom God had intended when he created Adam and Eve. Because what we need to know and take away from this story, is the fact, when God told Adam to be fruitful and multiply, it was to bring into this world a people and inheritance that would become a kingdom on earth.

That was however, changed, when Adam chose to rebel against God giving Lucifer some measure of authority to contend over the throne of God shared with men, and if we look closely at the promise of Jesus, we will see these were the promises made upon his return, a kingdom with the faithful having a place of leadership and rule with him.

With that said, we are still looking to a king and governing body to provide the solutions we desire, a reality that we will remain the same upon the arrival of Jesus with one difference. The king to come is the legitimate king and the one to whom the kingdom belong, a kingdom man have been fighting over for thousands of years. This was and is the story of Genesis, and this is the contention we see when Cain killed Abel his brother.

Now, based on that fact, Adam in his preparation for death had made the choice to anoint Abel as king in his place, but Cain wanting to be king rose up against his brother and killed him. And as we look into the world, we have can see this is no new thing because we have seen these examples in the empires that came and are now gone with one final empire to come that will be destroyed by the Son of God Jesus.

Genesis 3:14-15, “And the Lord God said unto the serpent, because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”

And now that we have come to the story of Noah found in chapters six of Genesis, we will see how God has delt with the generations of men in rebellion, and how he prepares his people for salvation and the judgment that came upon that world. And if we agree, and understand this message and revelation, we will see these examples are for us to adapt in these last days leading up to the coming kingdom of God through his son Jesus whose name means salvation.

In Genesis 6:1-22 we read, “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 a hundred and twenty years.”

And as we read these first few verses of Genesis chapters six, we came across this message regarding the growth of the population on earth, and what we are to understand as we read this next chapter in human history is the fact this story is being told by Noah, the man who survived the judgment that came upon his generation, and now that he has settled in, he is able to recount the early days leading up to the great flood and first judgment that came upon the earth to destroy evil men.

Like Adam, Noah is recounting his experience for us to understand what happened in his generation and what led to the destruction of man, and speaking concerning the sons of God, Noah has revealed, men had turned to a life of sexual immorality. Men were committing adultery, “the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.” They were doing whatever pleased them, and through the fame they achieved began to turn the hearts of men away from God.

“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. 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.”

The heart of men had turned away from God on account of the men of renown, great and famous men to whom the people looked, and when God saw everything they imagined was evil, he was displeased, and on account of his displeasure was resolved in his heart to destroy man. “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 repented me that I have made them. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.”

Among all the men of the earth, only Noah was found worthy to be saved, therefore, the Lord made the choice to warn Noah of the coming judgment instructing Noah concerning the coming day and what he must do to save himself and his household. “These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. 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. Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.”

Now, let us take notice, the old world was condemned to destruction, and to save Noah and his household, God instructs him on what to do to escape the coming judgment. As much as Noah was a righteous man, he with all the earth was exposed to the wrath of God, the whole earth was under God’s penalty, and so to escape, God provided a way in which Noah could avoid being destroyed with the wicked.

This is for our understanding, because if we truly understand this story, Noah was considered righteous not because of any perfection on his part, he was righteous because he believed God, did what was right, and importantly, God knew he would obey his instruction to save his life, that is what it means to walk with God, it is to be obedient. Obeying God’s instruction to save his life is a form of righteousness because the will of God is for man to live and not perish, therefore, saving one’s life is a form of righteousness and Noah was justified by his actions when he built and entered the ark.

God said to Noah, “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. 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 everything that is in the earth shall die.

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. And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female. 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. And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.

Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.” And by these things, we are told, Noah was righteous in his generation, and comparing Noah to those who perished in the flood, he was indeed the only righteous man in his generation because only he obeyed God, and because he believed in God, he acted on God’s word something we also see in Psalm one when it comes to the righteous man. The ungodly will perish, but the righteous will stand in the salvation of the Lord because he believed.

And what we have in this chapter of Genesis six, is the story of Noah, his experience, and a history, and account of his life and what took place in his day. Again, facts, and reality which are the account of real people who lived a long time ago.

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