We Give Thanks That You Are a God Who Remembers People
Remain in the Ark - take GOD at His Word – remain in the fellowship of the Church of Jesus Christ. Prepare for the coming again of Jesus Christ. Get ready, by believing in Jesus, and by obeying whatever Jesus asks you to do - no matter how others might regard it as peculiar or old fashioned. We are preparing for the future. When we understand how we are preparing for the future, everything appears to become clearer and more simple.
We are reading and studying The Flood in Genesis Chapters 6 to 9.
In II Peter Chapter 2 verses 4 and 5 - there is no question whatsoever regarding the reality of the Flood - or the consequences of the Flood - or the details of the Flood. Also read II Peter 3 verses 6 and 7, and 10 to 12.
These eight people are shut in with God - waiting and trusting - going through deep waters - but knowing that GOD was with them.
Notice that there is no mention of feelings, and this is so important for us. Our faith in Jesus Christ depends upon facts - that Jesus Christ died and rose again.
Our faith depends upon the FACTS and not upon how we are feeling.
We don't come to worship just when we feel like it. We gather because we love Jesus, and desire to worship Almighty God. We have vowed to serve and obey. We have promised.
Faith makes you sure of the truth, even when you feel terrible.
Faith is to know that Jesus Christ is King - and that Jesus Christ is on the Throne - even when everything else may be going wrong - in your eyes. Have your faith rooted in the facts. Don't be swayed by flimsy feelings, which can go up and down.
We are being presented with FACTS here, and we come to learn the facts, so that our faith will grow. Learn more and more of the truth - so that your faith will increase.
The FACTS and the TRUTH are the same irrespective of how I feel.
When we read about The Flood, the Bible makes no mention of feelings but simply presents us with the FACTS. A whole society had come under the judgement of GOD and there is no emphasis upon how God felt about it - or how Noah felt about it.
It is vital to know the facts about our faith - and that we are sure about the facts and that we believe the facts - and then faith can be strong and real - even when the outside forces and pressures might make us feel otherwise.
We read in Genesis Chapter 8 verse 1 – “God remembered NOAH”. Now - this is a FACT! There was no-one else around who could have remembered Noah.
The word ‘remember’ means to RENEW. We say - O we must remember so-and-so - and send them a card. We must renew our relationship with so-and-so.
When we come to the Table Jesus says - Do this in remembrance of ME - renew your relationship with ME every time you eat the bread and drink from the cup.
God remembered Noah. God is going to get in touch with Noah again. He is going to contact - communicate.
It had been over a year since Noah went into the ARK. He has been so obedient – and so patient.
The relationship will be renewed and restored, as God takes the initiative and remembers Noah.
Might you be aware of your relationship with God needing to be renewed – or restored – or refreshed?
When the risen resurrected Jesus took Peter aside at the Lake of Galilee, Jesus addressed him by the name of Simon. Was Jesus taking him back to the beginning – to where it had all started? That can be a painful process – but need not be, as we are open to his mercy and grace and love.
“Thank you heavenly Father, that You remembered Noah – that You renewed that precious relationship – that it was refreshed – and we thank You for taking the initiative. Loving God, draw close to us, and may we draw as close to You as we can. Help us, as we pray, in Jesus Name. Amen”
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Punishment for Sin and Pardon for Those Who Believe
What does God think of the moral mess in our nation? What does God think of the way our country is going? What does God think of what is going on in the world - where man was created to be a caring compassion steward?
We are reading in Genesis Chapter 6, where circumstances have deteriorated seriously.
When sin is rampant, God's company is not sought. God see man's imaginations - his desires - intentions - thoughts - purposes - goals - aims. What dominates our thinking? What do we allow to influence our thought life?
It was so bad that a crisis point is reached. We are only in Chapter 6, and we are reading of judgement already.
Verse 6 - God is sorry that He made man. This is a SAD VERSE! God's emotions have been touched and hurt. He made man and placed him in the world to enjoy it and to be in control - but things have gone terribly wrong. (I remember returning home from a most pleasant social occasion only to say – “This would be a lovely world if it were not for SIN!”)
We say - boys will be boys - or - let bygones be bygones. God will not accept such a situation - and there are no half measures with GOD.
GOD is merciful and righteous and HE deals with situations as they really are - punishment for sin and pardon for those who believe.
Verse 8 - There is one man resisting the pressures of society - one man married to one wife - and Noah enjoyed 'grace' or favour with GOD. The Lord has ‘favourites’ – that is, those upon whom His favour rests. Be one of them. This is a wonderful thing to see in the Word of God.
He is no respecter of persons - if someone comes along with their long list of things they have done - or if they have come along boasting of who they are - it is as if God is deaf and blind. But when HE sees a man like Noah - His grace goes out. This is the first time the word GRACE is used in the BIBLE.
Wherever there is the judgement of God - grace and mercy are close.
When man is at his worst - then GOD appears at His Best.
God loved to look at Noah. Look at that man - just - full of integrity - upright - sincere. Noah was a man who walked with God - in step with God - in the Will of God - enjoying communion with God the Father. As he walked with God he was walking against all the moral pollution and corruption of his day.
We are told in II Peter Chapter 2 verse 5, that Noah was a preacher - a preacher of righteousness.
Noah was concerned about others - but hardly anybody listened. Seven did - seven believed the truth.
It is important to hear and listen and believe – it is as relevant today as it was at the time of Noah.
God, in His mercy and grace and love, sent Jesus Christ into the world, and it is important to believe in Jesus, and obey Jesus, and hear and listen to Jesus.
Some people do – many do not – in which group are you?
“Loving God – what do You see when You look at us? Call us and equip us with whatever we require for the task and work and ministry today. As we speak and witness and proclaim Your Word, may there be those who would listen and hear and be forgiven and saved. Holy Father, we pray in Jesus Name. Amen.”
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The CIRCLE in Isaiah 40:22 is the Zodiac
In a mere 3 minutes 22 seconds, this video of a flat-earth simulation shows how their ideas contradict observable reality. In the past 2 years of sharing this video, it has been my experience that most flat-earthers can't be bothered to watch it, and the few who do react as though it's incomprehensible, despite the simplicity of the presentation. youtu.be/uexZbunD7Jg
Flat-earthers cite Isaiah 40:22 to say that the world circle (chuwg) points to a circular flat earth, not a ball.
It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:
Let’s back up to get the context of the verse. Elohim is declaring the glory of His creation.
And to whom would you liken Ěl? And what likeness would you compare to Him? The workman moulds a graven image, and the goldsmith overspreads it with gold, and the silversmith casts silver chains. Isaiah 40:18-19
He is declaring that the works of man are nothing as compared to His creativity and power. Then He points out His Mazzaroth, the twelve signs in the circle of the Zodiac, which have proclaimed His plan of redemption from the beginning.
Did you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been declared to you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? Isaiah 40:21
The CIRCLE in Isaiah 40:22 is the Zodiac in the sky above, that has 12 constellations in a circle, which declare the Gospel. It is like a curtain which covers the earth, and in which the stars dwell.
We see that Elohim tells them to look up to the circle of the stars of the Zodiac.
Lift up your eyes on high and see. Who has created these? He who is bringing out their host by number, He calls them all by name, by the greatness of His might and the strength of His power – not one is missing. Isaiah 40:26
“He appoints the number of the stars, He gives names to all of them.” Psalm 147:4
So one can clearly see that when Elohim referred to the circle of the Earth, He is referring to the circle of the Zodiac which acts as a constant witness to those on earth, about His great power, and about His redemption plan.
The same Hebrew word, chuwg, is used in Job 22:14 to describe the circuit of heaven. “Thick clouds are a covering to him, that he seeth not; and he walketh in the circuit (chuwg) of heaven.”
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Why The Flood?
As we move on to Genesis Chapter 6, we come to another massive topic – The Flood.
From very early days, most of us will have known something of the basic story of Noah and the Ark and The Flood. When we read this we need to remember that we are dealing with fact and not fiction.
Jesus Christ treated this record of The Flood as FACT. The detail is so vivid. There is perfect balance between the Mercy of God and His Judgement.
The emphasis is upon the Ark - and on the eight who were being saved - and not on those who were lost - and - we see God drawing our attention to those who are rescued and saved because they BELIEVE.
In verse 1 to 5 of Chapter 6, we have the description of a world which is very evil. The 'keyword' is 'flesh'. But there is a way of escape. Why did God do this? It is the first time God has done such a thing, and we know that it will never happen again.
In the opening verse we read of a population explosion.
Mankind was multiplying fast - but all was not well - all was not right and good.
Remember - Jesus said - regarding the times when He will return - that it will be similar to the days of Noah. We have watched SIN grow and spread - firstly in an individual - then in a marriage - then in a family - then in society - and now we read of SIN on a world scale. Then - something horrid and horrendous happens - 'fallen angels' begin to have physical relationships with the daughters of men.
Evil has taken on some really perverted form - beyond the limits which God had set. Angels, which had rebelled against God the Father, and had been cast out of heaven, now behave in a way diametrically contrary to the Will of God.
Sinful evil perversion is rampant.
These marriages are based upon physical attraction alone - and that is not enough.
This is a fearful phenomenon. It is like a tidal wave of evil and violence. Grotesque creatures are born. God decides to act. (The film industry has no problem with these grotesque creatures!)
Verse 3 - If this is the way you are going to live, MY SPIRIT will NOT be with you. God sets a limit - and the choice is - you can have my Holy Spirit - or - carnal physical pleasure. Does that sound anything like our present day situation?
God gives man 120 years in which to repent - such is His Mercy. And 120 years after God said this - the Flood came. Here is mercy and patience.
Verse 5 - God saw - we read of God seeing in Chapter 1 - and then it was all good and exceedingly good. Now, things have changed dramatically. Note these words in verse 5 – "Ever - only - all the time". It could not be any stronger than that.
Is this becoming true again - when the only thing on most men's minds is evil and sin?
There is a flood of filth just now - a wave of violence - physical and moral. And - there is very little thought of God.
What does God think of the moral mess in our nation? What does God think of the way our country is going? What does God think of what is going in the world - where man was created to be a caring compassion steward?
“Loving and caring and compassionate Father, You have given us Jesus Christ, the Saviour, and He is for the world – the light of the world – a world still engulfed in much darkness. Help us to shed abroad the light of Jesus Christ wherever we go. Help us, O God. Amen.”
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