Show Notes

071 A Water Lockdown


Today we would be looking at The flood Gen 7

In this study, the tools we would use for this study are 

  1. Who, What, When, Where, and How tool
  2. What does it mean? 
  3. How does it apply to me today?

So let’s dig in and turn the bible to Genesis 7

Who, What, When, Where, and How tool

Take with you seven pairs of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and one pair of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate, 3 and also seven pairs of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth. 

How was Noah to get all these animals into the ark. These animals came to Noah, and he put them in the ark as God had instructed him.

Noah was600 years old when the flood started on 17th day of the 2nd month

40 days of the flood and the whole earth even the highest mountains were under the flood water expect for Noah’s ark

Anything living not on the face of the earth perished expect those on Noah’s ark.

The waters flooded the earth for a hundred and fifty days. 

What does it mean? 

Noah, after building the ark was to accommodate all the animals  not living in the sea in the ark. God sent the animals to Noah, so he just had to put them in different parts of the boat. Which would involve the boarding, feeding of these animals.

The waters flooded the earth for a hundred and fifty days. –  they were all in the ark for 150 days that is roughly 5 months. The flood covered the highest mountain Mt Everest by 22 feet. They Could not go out of the ark. We can somewhat have an inkling of the restriction. With the lockdown and the irritation of being stuck inside, one can begin to understand just a little bit about being inside the ark.

The restriction. The challenges of living in close quarters with animals. For those whose noses are sensitive, different animals have different smells. The uncertainty of live after the flood

How does it apply to me today?

The task to get all the animals in the ark seems dauntly to me at first, was Noah was going to have to hunt down all these animals and get them into the ark in 7 days. It pleases my heart that God never gives us more than we can handle. God brought the animals to Noah and Noah led the animals into the ark. Phew.  

Therein showed a Partnership with God. 1 Corinthians 3:9 For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.

When the flood increased, Noah’s ark was lifted up, and the waters which broke down everything else, bore up Noah’s ark. That which to unbelievers saw as “stupidity”, to the faithful and righteous Noah and his family it brought life.

The only way God provided salvation in the time of Noah was the ark. Even though people ignored it. The only way to salvation has been provided by God. The fact that people ignored it does not stop it from being the way to salvation. 

Jesus said in John 14:6

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Acts 4:12 tells us that 

Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”

While some may ignore the gospel of Jesus Christ, we should keep on sharing our faith.

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