Genesis 6:17 – And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.
Hello readers, today we will be learning from Noah’s flood. Noah’s flood is a vital event in the Bible. History is a teacher. And history teaches today. But if you change the history, you change what is being taught. God tells us the truth, because Jesus Christ is the truth, but Satan is the father of liars. So there is a battle over the story today, how scorned, how ridiculed, how denied Noah’s flood has been throughout history. Noah’s flood happened, and it is vital to learn from Noah’s flood today.
The first thing we have to learn is we are sinners. They were really bad sinners in Noah’s day. Mankind has never changed, they were wicked back then and they are wicked now. Violence and corruption is what marked the world of Noah’s day, and the Bible says this world lies in wickedness. The imaginations of man’s heart was only evil continually today, and even if we just look at ourselves, it’s pretty dark inside isn’t it… if we are honest with ourselves. Look back at your past, it’s a trail of disobedience, pride, envy, bitterness, lust, malice, hatred, selfishness, disobedience, rebellion and on and on.
God gave them time in Noah’s day, and he gives time today. You see, God is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance, and he has always been that way. God doesn’t annihilate everyone and everything because he is longsuffering and merciful… not because sin is ok. Because it’s not. Judgement was coming in Noah’s day, and it’s coming today. They were warned then, they are warned now. You see, history is teaching us today, it is speaking, Noah is still speaking today. He was a preacher of righteousness back then, and Noah’s flood preaches today, and it’s the same message. It’s a message of judgement of sin, it’s a message of the holiness of God, but it’s also a message of the goodness of God… Noah didn’t have to perish, neither do you. You and I are in trouble today, but in Jesus Christ, who is the ark of our salvation, we can survive the flood. It’s a good thing God judges wickedness, he is good, how can he not?
People rejected God back then, but they reject God now. God’s word was available then, but only Noah heard it. It is the same today, anyone can pick up a Bible, anyone can call upon the name of the Lord… and many messengers have been sent, we know Enoch preached, and we know before this time there were men that did call upon the name of the Lord… but by the time the flood came, there was only one man, and one family, that actually had prepared for judgement. Will you be similarly unprepared for judgement? Most people have the attitude of “I’ll take care of it when I get to it”… but the time for preparation is NOW!
God said his spirit would not always strive with man. Don’t count on getting saved later if you don’t now. God won’t always deal with you. If you reject him, he will respect your decision. He doesn’t owe you a thing. He is the Creator. And we read that God SAW. God saw the wickedness. He saw the evil. He saw the violence. He saw the corruption. He saw the hearts of men. God sees you. He knows you. He knows you far better than you know yourself. You won’t put anything by him. He has given us his word so we can be prepared for judgement… just as he gave Noah instructions to build an ark, he told Noah what the future was. If you read Revelation you see the future. You see Satan cast into the lake of fire. You see men and women who never got saved cast into the lake of fire with him. You see that fearful day of judgement when the books are opened, and whosoever’s name is not found written in the book of life is cast into the lake of fire. It’s written like it’s already happened… because God’s word is sure.
So it was a time of coming judgement. If you die in your sins you will go to hell. You are in trouble with God dear reader, if you are not right with God… if your sins are not paid for and forgiven by trusting in Jesus Christ. The Bible says BUT Noah. There’s always a but. In amidst this dire scene of man’s depravity God saw a man who’s heart was turned towards him. God’s grace was upon Noah. Noah wasn’t anything special, Noah’ just believed God. By faith Noah… we read that in Hebrews… it was by faith that Noah heard the warning of God and obeyed God in preparing an ark. Noah’s actions not only saved himself but his family… you never know who else’s soul may be hinging on what you do with God yourself.
While everyone else was eating, drinking, marrying and so on… Noah was building an ark. What is your life consisting of. Is it all about you? Does it revolve around your fun, your pleasure, your ambitions? Yet Noah put God first. They all got so absorbed in their own lives they neglected what actually mattered. What actually matters is what happens when you die? What actually matters is how will you fare at judgement? Eternity is a long time compared to here. These weren’t people who were sensitive to sin. There was no conviction of sin upon them, they lived in wickedness and evil… and didn’t care! Wouldn’t you like to be forgiven of your sins? Wouldn’t you like to be set free from sin? You see, like Israel in Egypt, they not only are slaves, but when Moses came to deliver them, they wanted to stay! And when out, they wanted to go back! It’s not that great in Egypt, but Egypt is all most people know and what most people want.
People make out God to be bad, but he was right in judging the earth. It was evil and wicked… they also blame God when he does do something about evil. God takes no delight in the death of the wicked. But he is the righteous, just judge of the earth. You’ve been warned, and you can be saved. Why do people hate the story of Noah’s flood so much? Because if it happened, if it’s true, well that convicts their heart. They may be forced to do something about their sin they love so much. You see, the world back then wasn’t so great, nor is the world today. It actually isn’t that great. It was corrupt, violent and wicked… but they were busy eating, drinking, building, and marrying. Is life here so great? The world to come will be so much better, only righteousness will dwell there. What have you experienced in this world? People don’t care, people are out for themselves, it’s full of pain, suffering, exploitation, manipulation, it’s dog eat dog… it’s a mess. Man’s sin has caused a mess.
Noah was a preacher of righteousness back then. He preaches today. It’s still as clear as a bell. God is still God, right is still right, wrong is still wrong. We are sinners by birth and by nature. We all have sinned. Death isn’t a necessary part of life, it’s a reality of life, but it wasn’t created to be so. Death exists because of sin, it is a consequence and curse of the fact that we are sinful, fallen creatures. Hell is at the end of a Christ rejecting life. Maybe instead of busying yourself so much in the vanity of this life, which will all flee from you, you should think about… what is going to happen to you when you die? Or when judgement comes? God reproves your sin. Noah’s flood tells us of the holiness of God, of the authority of God, of the power of God, it convicts the wicked men today as it drowned out the wicked men of Noah’s day. But people don’t want to hear that. Leave me alone and let me sin. Don’t awaken my conscience. You see when God’s word comes, sin revives in the heart of man. When God’s word comes, it is a hand writing on the wall inside a man. That’s why people hate the Bible, and why they hate Noah’s flood. The evolutionary account makes no sense, it’s complete rubbish, but people believe it because it’s what suits them. The spirit of evolution is the spirit they have… the world and Satan are on the same wavelength. But sinners aren’t on the same wavelength as God… and truth can hit hard and awaken the dead, lost soul. Wake up!
Noah’s flood teaches us that we are sinners, that the world is wicked. It was then, it is today. Noah’s flood teaches us that judgement is coming, God made it known that judgement was coming, they could’ve got ready, they could’ve repented… and so it is today. People have been warned around the world, get right with God, deal with your sin, believe on Jesus Christ. But they didn’t build an ark, and people today don’t want Jesus Christ. I’m sure they wanted on Noah’s ark when the floods came… but that was his ark. You can’t ride out the perfect holy storm in someone else’s ark, you have to have your own salvation… nobody else can get saved for you. You can prepare yourself for the future now, or you can busy yourself with living for yourself. Go on, you’ve got 5, 10, 50 max at it… but age will catch up, time will come, and maybe you’ll die long before you are counting on.
Noah’s flood teaches us that God can judge his creation, and he has judge his creation, giving credence to his claims that he will judge creation again. Noah’s flood validates God’s word as truth. God’s word is with power. What God says goes. His word is truth. Noah’s flood teaches us that we can be saved, we don’t need to be wiped out, and in fact, God doesn’t want to wipe anyone out… he gave them so much time so they could realize, hey, let’s get right with God, this is a mess. But they didn’t. Learn the lessons from the preaching of Noah’s flood today. You can be saved, God has provided what you need… he provided WHO you need… in Jesus Christ you can be saved, you can be forgiven, you can receive eternal life… and as that ark floated on the water, in Christ you will have victory, and as Noah did, step out on the other side, safe and sound into a new world… and heaven will be your home. Noah did nothing but believe God, hopefully you choose to believe God today. Learn from Noah’s flood, and get in the ark of Jesus Christ today!
Hi, my name is Joseph Zadow. I am a 30 y/o Bible Blogger. I was new to blogging once! God’s word is the best thing that we can be given, and once we have it and know it for ourselves it is both a privilege and responsibility to bring it to others! We are blessed to be a blessing! I am a sinner (for sure!) saved by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ and I am a Lord Jesus Christ follower. He is faithful even though I rarely am to him. I believe the Bible is the word of God, and stake my life on it. My destination is heaven. As they say, I’m just a passin’ through this world… although most of the time it’s more like hangin’ by a thread in Jericho! I love playing sports – particularly cricket… I currently work on an orchard and a side hobby business of mine is growing vegetables etc – they are good for you! I love writing. Always happy to talk, so feel free to leave a comment. You can read more about me and my blog here – kjvbibletruth.com/about :)