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12:07 PM   [09 Nov 2010 | Tuesday]

Noah escaped the Judgment of God because he minded the Spirit

Noah escaped the Judgment of God because he minded the Spirit

If we go back to the days of Noah...before the law of Moses was given, "What was the Law of God?" What compelled Noah to mind the Spirit of God? Noah obeyed the Law of God enough to get himself and his family into the Ark to escape the Judgment and Wrath of an angry God. The Bible says Noah found Grace in the eyes of God. Of course Noah had faith. Noah's Faith brought Divine Grace, Grace brought Salvation to Noah and his family. Salvation in the days of Noah was being saved from the wrath and Judgment of an angry God that flooded the Earth; that flooded the corruption in humanity and condemned sinful men to Eternal night as the waters raised and destroyed humanity.

Peter beautifully compared the Salvation of Noah and his family to the Salvation that Christian's find when they get into Christ. Yes, my Brother and Sister Christian's also escape and are delivered from a future Judgment that is promised in the Bible to come. Noah built the Ark to escape the waters of the flood. Jesus built the Church so we could escape the fires of vengence when Christ returns. Jesus is the Ark for those find salvation of the soul today. Christian's mind and obey God because they are born of the Spirit. The comparison of Noah minding and obeying God to a Christian's today minding and obeying God is the picture in the following verse.

1 Peter 3:20-21...when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us

Notice how baptism saves from Judgment! The baptism Peter mentioned is the Spirit's Baptism that puts a penitent sinner (a convert) into Christ. Noah was sealed in the Ark by the Spirit of God. Christians are sealed into Christ by the Spirit of God. Safety from the flood was found in the Ark. Safety from the fire is found in Christ. When an unbeliever is converted to Christ his soul is saved from a promised Judgment that's coming. Noah's Ark saved Noah and his family from the flood which was God's wrath and Judgment on sinful man. Only the Ark and those in it found mercy in the midst of God's Judgment of the waters of the flood. Only those baptized into Christ will esape the place of Judgment found in the Eternal depths of God's punishment and Wrath. Noah never knew the commandments because he lived before the commandments were given to Israel. The reason Noah minded God is because he had faith in God and God spoke to, led, and guided Noah in righteousness by the power of Divine Grace. Noah was a just man, perfect and walked with God.

Gen 6:8-9...Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.

Just think about how much more blessed we are today in Christ. We can mind God! We have the Spirit of holiness in our hearts. We can walk with God! We can obey God and Jesus is our Ark that saves us from future Judgment. By faith Christians are much like Noah. They too can mind the Spirit of God like Noah did!

 

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