The Story of Noah-Part 6

The Biblical Account of The Story of Noah

story of noahWe have seen some of the spiritual parallels between the account of this worldwide judgement in Noah’s day and the future judgment to happen at Christ’s Second Coming.
We could see pictures of Christ depicted in the day the flood began and in the way the family of Noah entered the Ark through one door. Also we saw the way the door was closed by the hand of God ensuring they remained in the safety of the Ark. In Part 6 we will cover the events of the arrival of the flood by considering the physical description of the flood. This is to give us a better understanding of what God is doing here and how He accomplishes it. So let’s begin by reading part of the text from the point when the flood waters arrive. And move forward from there. Continue reading

The Story of Noah-Part 5

The Biblical Account of The Story of Noah

story of noahAs we continue the story of Noah we see God is true to His word. God brings the flood. We must look at this event from a couple of perspectives. First, let’s examine the facts as they relate to the pictures and shadows that God is presenting through the story. In the next part in the series on the story of Noah, we’ll look at the nature of the physical events  themselves and how God accomplishes this remarkable moment. In verse 11, the monumental significance of this event is emphasized with Moses’ careful accounting of the day on the Jewish calendar. It was the second month, the seventeenth day of the month. Moses seems to be imposing the Jewish civil calendar onto the events of Noah’s day, based on divine inspiration.  By that same calendar, Jesus was resurrected from the grave on the seventeenth day of the second month.  Continue reading

The Story of Noah-Part 4

The Biblical Account of The Story of Noah

story of noahWhat a remarkable testimony to the faith of Noah.

Genesis 6:22 (NKJV)

22 Thus Noah did; according to all that God commanded him, so he did.

In the entire story of Noah, there is never a moment when Noah is recorded speaking back to God. Noah is a man who listens and obeys, who does not question or argue and he does not make excuses. Noah heard what is by far the most difficult assignment in all the Bible. Yet, he said not a word to question the instructions and he obeyed doing all that the Lord commanded him.  In fact, the Hebrew in verse 22 is repetitive to emphasize Noah’s upmost obedience. Noah is arguably the most obedient man in the Old Testament. There are other men in the Old Testament who received much easier instructions, such as Jonah or Gideon. However, those men questioned God or even rebelled entirely as in the case of Jonah. Continue reading

The Story of Noah-Part 3

The Biblical Account of The Story of Noah

story of noahNoah is told to construct an Ark. The word for ark in Hebrew is interesting, it doesn’t mean boat. It literally means “chest or box.”  This word is very rare in the Bible. It is used only one other time in the entire Old Testament.  It is also the same word used to describe the basket that Moses was floated in as a baby when his mother gave him up in the river in Egypt. . But other than that, it is never used for anything else in scripture. Only after Noah heard the dimensions would he have realized this would be no ordinary box. Why does God call it an ark and not a boat? The simple answer is that a boat didn’t exist in Noah’s day. No one ever built one before. No one never needed one before.  And there is no evidence that man has ever ventured off the land. Earlier in the book of Genesis we are told in the creation that all land is in one place and all the water is in one place. So all the land on Earth at this time is still connected, so there is no need to get in a boat. All that will change after the flood as it alters the land masses of the Earth. Continue reading