Good morning, Reader! My husband’s illness not only affects him but it affects me as well as our sons and their families. It’s a trial that is extremely difficult, but it is one that has shown me the Lord’s blessings through it all. My readings today were especially thrilling to my spirit!
I’ve read the account of Noah many times but I never thought about it in this way before. As I was commuting back home from the hospital, the Lord impressed upon my heart how I could glean from Noah’s life. Today’s verse said that Noah found grace in the Lord’s eyes. This same grace was given to me in 1980 when I got saved. As believers, we find grace as well in the Lord’s eyes. He tells us so in Ephesians 2:8-9, amen? I was saved by the grace of God and there’s not a thing I can do to gain entrance into Heaven. It’s all about Christ’s payment for my sins that gives me this wonderful blessing!
I think about the trial Noah went through as he tried to live a righteous life in a very wicked world. It must not have been easy for him. It had never rained on the earth so can you imagine what the people did when Noah preached there was a storm coming? Their hearts were so wicked, more so than our wicked world today! Only eight people entered that ark – only eight people in all the earth faithful! How sad is that!
When we are saved, God gives us strength and spiritual wisdom in order to live righteously. We are basically in the same boat as Noah, so to speak (no pun intended). Living in a wicked world calls every believer to shine the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world. Noah had that same calling. Unfortunately, he was fighting a losing battle as far as winning souls is concerned. It’s not so for believers today. We still have opportunities so don’t give us the cause!
God told Noah there was a storm coming which would destroy the earth as he knew it. Noah didn’t have a Bible back then so God audibly spoke to him. But you and I have a Bible and we hear from God as He speaks to us through it. God warned Noah of an upcoming storm and gave him instructions on what to do to prepare for that storm. The Lord still does the same work today! Prophecy is right there for us to read and understand through God’s Holy Spirit. We know the storm that’s coming – God’s wrath and judgment is coming to this wicked world during the seven year Tribulation. While we wait for the Rapture to occur, we are to be busy building the church by adding souls to it. Because once the Rapture happens, the Bride of Christ is finished with building the church; just as Noah finished building the ark before the storm came. Those people had 120 years to repent. The world has had over 2,000 years to repent but that time is coming to an end.
My task of winning souls is not yet finished despite the trials I’m currently undergoing. My trials and tribulations will soon come to an end but in the meantime, the same God who helped Noah, is helping me! There is no trial too difficult that God can’t handle my friend. Be strong – don’t quit – the God of all creation is the same God who parted the Red Sea. He’s the same God that raised Lazarus. He’s the same God that healed blind Bartimaeus. Friend, we forget just who God is! There’s nothing impossible with Him! Praise the Lord!!!
This is the end of our series and I hope you have enjoyed it! Don’t these symbolic points of these Feasts excite your spirit? Do you know the Lord Jesus Christ, personally or do you only know of Him? He is the true sinless Lamb of God! I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!