The Ark of Noah
A Portrait of Salvation
The Ark of Noah
A Portrait of Salvation

1. Noah and His Sons

    Enter Noah, born to Lamech in the              0000aa Creation <-,
 year 1056AA.  What does 'AA' mean?  It                   ADAM       |
 means 'AFTER ADAM' and is based solely                   Gen 1:27   |
 on the calculations of the fifth chapter                            |
 of Genesis, counting years in a forward                             |
 progression *from the creation of Adam.                             |
 This would have been the only way of                                |
 recording time at the beginning.                                    |
 It does not take long to add up the math                            |
 revelation, such as the fact that Methuselah,                       |
 a godly man, died the exact year of the flood                       |
 (1656AA).  I'd never known that before I did                        |
 the math of Genesis five.                         1056aa Noah ------|
                                                          born       |
 At the end of the Genesis five mathematics               Gen 5:29   |
 we find Noah entering his five-hundreth                             |
 year.                                                               |
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   | Genesis 5:32                     |`*                            |
   | And Noah was five hundred years  | |                            |
   | old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham,   | |                            |
   | and Japheth. (KJV)               | |          1556aa Shem, -----|
   |                                  | |                 Ham        |
   *----------------------------------* |                 Japheth    |
    `*----------------------------------*                 born       |
 Does this mean that Noah's wife gave birth to            Gen 5:32   |
 triplets when Noah was 500 years old?  I don't                      |
 really think so.  I think that it is referring                      |
 to the starting point at which Noah began to                        |
 procreate.                                                          |

    Certainly because of this scripture the first son would have been born during Noah's 500th year. I don't know for sure but perhaps the birth of the three sons could have taken place over a period of four years- perhaps maybe even five- so that by the time Noah reached the age of 505, all three of his sons may have been born. One Biblical piece of information that we do have is that Japheth was the elder brother of the three sons. This information comes later in a geneology presented in Genesis chapter 10;

Genesis 10:21
Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were children born.

2. Who Were The 'Sons Of God' Of Genesis Chapter Six?

Genesis 6:1-5
1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

    This is how Genesis chapter six opens. Some make much ado about the term "sons of God" in verse two. In a rush to prove there were once "ancient astronauts" from another planet who visited earth "five million years ago" some have turned to this verse as a support text. That is a real stretch and indeed a rush to judgment.

    What the Bible is describing is the *godly line from Adam which proceeded through Seth, his seed, in place of the godly Abel who was murdered. Therefore the "sons of God", are those from the godly line of Seth as opposed to the ungodly line of Cain who was cursed from the face of the earth as a result of his act of murder. The Lord said to the ungodly Cain;

Genesis 4:11-12
And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand; When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.

    So Cain's line was the ungodly line, and from Seth proceeded the godly line, from which the Messiah would come. Therefore the distinction is made in verse two of the "sons of god" and the "daughters of men". Need some support scripture? How about-

Genesis 4:25
And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew." 26 "And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD."

    In Genesis 4:25, it is shown that GOD has appointed Eve "another seed". If this were merely a reference to another male offspring, the act would not be necessary because she already *had another son- Cain. So then this establishment of a new seed is the reestablishment of the godly line of men- again, through which Messiah would come into the world.

    I call attention again, to the above scripture verse 26 (part B) where it is declared that at this time men began to call upon the name of the Lord. This scripture supports the creation of a Godly line of men, which we see later, that the Matthew geneology of Christ stems from.

3. Man's Wickedness Sets The Stage For The Flood.

Genesis 6:5
5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

    This is a monumental verse of scripture. In this verse we see what the true state of the heart of man was at this very early point in history! What a horrible sight! Man, filled with evil as a result of rebellion against God. Evil became the inherent nature of men's hearts. The truth of this finding is evident as we see the almost unbelievable cruelty that goes on in this sin cursed earth. From scripture we can be sure it was the same then.

    Here, in this relatively early stage of the earth's existance, man had already reached a pinnacle of depravity in that "every" imagination and thought of his heart was *only evil continually. Complete wickedness of spirit apart from the holiness of God is the state of man portrayed just prior to the flood.

"And God saw..."

    Yes, God did see the wickedness in the days of Noah, as He sees the wickedness of these last days. The Bible teaches us that;

Amos 9:8
Behold, the eyes of the Lord GOD are upon the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from off the face of the earth; saving that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob, saith the LORD.

    The cliche, "There is nothing new under the sun" is based on the following verse of Biblical scripture. Just as God saw then- so does He now, see all the wickedness of ungodly, unbelieving men.

Ecclesiastes 1:9
The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

    God saw their adultery and their fornication. He heard their lies and saw their Violence! So then, at the beginning of civilization, this is the stage that was set before the great flood occurred. It was a condition of total apostasy.

4. The Heart Of The Lord

Genesis 6:6
And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

    Above is a verse of scripture that all should stop and take note of, because it is one of those rare verses which actually reveals the very nature of God Almighty. Another way of saying this, is that this scripture reveals the very heart of God. In it, there are two aspects of His Spirit revealed.

First: "it repented God..."    The first is, that God was turned from Himself or "repented" that He even created man in the first place. Why? Because of the repulsive evil that has just been described. What we have seen revealed about the great sin of man in the preceeding scriptures are abominations in the eyes of God. And how bad is that? Well, bad enough that it "repented God that he had made man"! Yes, let the Bible speak for itself, indeed let God speak for Himself.

Second: "it grieved him..."

Genesis 6:5 again...
"And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart."

    The Almighty God of the universe has feelings, too. God is not a machine, He is a Spirit (John 4:24). Part (b) of the above presented scripture indicates that God has the capacity to be greived or "hurt" if you will. This fact is greatly supported by a scripture from the New Testament of our Lord and Saviour, Christ Jesus;

Ephesians 4:30
And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

    ...yes, above is a second indication that God, who is the Holy Spirit, can be grieved (hurt) in His heart. And this is indeed what He felt as He looked on the whole earth and saw the great wickedness of man.

5. Depravity

    Let's return to Genesis 6:5 for just another moment.

Genesis 6:5
And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

    Earlier we spoke about how completely depraved the Lord God saw man to be prior to the time of the flood. In comparison to these last days which we live in, (which began at Pentecost)- Romans chapter one draws an interesting parallel.

Romans 1:32
Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

    What a description of evil! Just prior to this verse are several which describe in detail the depths of spiritual adultery of man in the last days....*then follows this scripture which declares that men not only *do these things but have pleasure in committing their rebellion!

    This can be seen in today's society as well. Have you ever seen the fight scenes in the spectators' stands at the English and other European soccer matches?

6. The Flood; A Portrait of the Gospel of Christ

 Gen 6:7-9                                    We are looking
  And the LORD said, I will destroy               at the awesome
  man whom I have created from the face           account of the
  of the earth; both man,                         flood of Noah.
  and beast, and the creeping                     This event is a
  thing, and the fowls of the air; for            picture of the
  it repenteth me that I have made them.          end of all things
  8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of           as Christ Himself
  the LORD.                                       compared these
  9 These are the generations of Noah:            events to His
  Noah was a just man and perfect in his          2nd coming to
  generations, and Noah walked with God.          establish His
                                                  kingdom  which
                                                  will have no end.

    After having just read how what God looked on and saw, grieved Him at His heart, we see now two things;

  1. that it "repented" Him that He created this evil and adulterous being...and
  2. that He looked upon NOAH with grace.

    We all know that NOAH was to be saved, that is, spared from the wrath of God and granted life, while all others, not partaking of His plan of salvation (as illustrated by the Ark) would indeed *perish.

"This is my story, this is my song- praising my Saviour all the day long" (from the hymn Blessed Assurance)

    *This gospel of grace is our song, too. Anyone who is born-again of the Spirit of God, has been looked upon by God in grace. Salvation is of God from the beginning (John 6:44), to the end (Jude 1:24). In receiving this grace we abide in the Saviour, Jesus Christ the Righteous, and He in us. However, anyone- king or pauper, not found in Christ at His coming *will perish.


Genesis 6:11
The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

    The whole point of the account of the great flood recorded in Genesis, is that it is a picture of the ultimate end of the world. At that time God will restore His power and authority over all forever..., permanently placing Satan in the fires of Hell.

    What images do the events of our day reflect from the account of this flood? What comparisons can we make to these Genesis scriptures about the flood to our day? Violence has multiplied itself in these last days in many different ways, and Satan is at the root of it all.

Children;     Even if you went back *ten years, and viewed Saturday morning cartoons for children, you would have seen extreme VIOLENCE. Usually, the superheros won. This is the same subtlety that Satan always makes His approach with; ....a wrongdoing covered initially with what may appear to be right, then floodgates of evil are opened later, after this foothold is first established. In the case of Saturday morning cartoons, the original early violence led to today's MORTAL KOMBAT class demon carnage. Video arcades feature countless "games" of karate, streetfighting, shotgun, and automatic weapons VIOLENCE. All laid on the table on a electronic platter for our children.

    I recently went To COMP USA, a local computer store to get some equipment for my machine. As I was walked through the aisles of this huge, high ceiling building, I saw this precious little girl standing off to the side of an aisle and staring up at something in a gaze. I wondered to myself what in the world had her so awestruck? Following the angle of her eyes, I looked up at a huge color computer monitor mounted on chains to the ceiling.

    I'm not sure what "game" was being run on the monitor but it is easy to describe. In the graphics of this game, some guy was walking through the corridors of a building holding a pump shotgun in his hands. Anything that moved, he fired on. Then with amazingly realistic, multimedia sounds he 'pumped' the shotgun- loading another round into the firing chamber. Whenever he hit a human target, blood would splatter on the floor and walls of the virtual building. I looked again at the little girl, who was absolutely adorable, and thought, "What kind of mental scarring is going on in this her mind?"

Genesis 6:11
The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

    According to my math, which is tentatively in agreement with the theory of the year 4,004 BC as the time of creation, about 5,443 years have passed (6,999 - 1,556) since God looked on the wickedness of man, and willed the rains from the heavens and waters from under the earth to destroy him. Not much has changed.

8. GOD Commissions The Ark

Genesis 6:13-22
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth. 14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.

    In the above scripture, the Lord God begins to tell Noah of all that will take place regarding the destruction of evil in the earth. God fully informs Noah of His will and instructs him in all that he should do to survive the great wrath to come. I once heard it said that one reason we born again believers are at peace in the middle of this present darkness, is because we already know the end of the story! We have written for us in God's word, exactly what the end of all things will be for both the believer in Christ's salvation and for the unbeliever.

    There is a consistency in GOD revealing what is going to happen, to His righteous servant, Noah. Historically, we find God telling His people through his prophets exactly what will be. Knowing and trusting in His word, we have peace. And Noah had a comfort and an assurance of Salvation as he was faced with the following;

  1. a staggering revelation that the end of the world as he knew it was COMING.
  2. the fact that he had a TREMENDOUS amount of work in front of Him to built the ARK.

    But think of the comfort! In the midst of doom- words of salvation, that he and his family would be SAVED! Noah, being a righteous man, must have known a great peace in this promise of salvation given him by God's equally great mercy. We also have this peace and assurance in knowing that the forgiveness that we have in the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior, will save us from perishing.

9. ARK Specifications

"Make Thee an Ark...": Here are the SPECIFICATIONS for the Ark which would be the salvation of Noah, the seven family members, and the animals with him.
Genesis 6:14-16
14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
15 And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.
16 A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.
   A. GOPHER WOOD: - is a process of manufacture, as
   opposed to a species of tree, according to research
   sources.  This process, which produces a wood similar
   in strength and construction to plywood would probably
   be the strongest of its day.
  • a process, not a species #################### <--- Hand hewn wood `,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`, <--- Adhesive: tree sap, tar etc. ##################### <--- Hand hewn wood B. ROOMS: In verse 14 of chapter six, there is a definite instruction from the Lord to build "rooms" in the Ark. C. PITCH: Tar, sticky stuff, etc. for the pupose of sealing the exterior and interior of the Ark ("...within and without") or waterproofing in other words. This would definitely result in waterproofing against leaks to the final structure. D. LENGTH:"Three Hundred Cubits" It is generally held that a "cubit" was a distance of about 18 inches. Using that figure of reference, the overall length of the Ark would be 450 feet. ,-------------------------------------------------, <---`-------------------------------------------------'---> \ |~~~~~~|<-(door) / \ |______| / `---------------------------------------------------' <- - - - - - 450 feet - - - - - - -> Noah's ARK (sideview) The Math ~~~~~~~~ 300 cubits X 18 inches = 5400 inches 5400 inches / 12 = 450 feet E. WIDTH: "the breath of it shall be fifty cubits" Now, with our familiar cubit of 18 inches we can also determine the width (breath) of the Ark of Noah. Window / ,- ,-------~~~~~-------, The Math: | <---`------\~~~~~/------'---> ~~~~~~~~~ 45ft. \ \ / / Width: | \ \ / / 50 cubits X 18 in. = 900 in. |_ `----------v----------' 900 in. / 12in. = 75ft. <- - - 75 feet - - -> (Frontview) Height: 30 cubits X 18 in. = 540 in. 540 in. / 12in. = 45ft. F. Levels: The levels or decks were specified to be constructed within the ARK. G. Window: GOD commanded that a single window be built into the ark. [Gen 6:16]
  •     There we have the construction specifications given by God for the building of the Ark of Noah which would be to his salvation and that of the seven, and all the animals that would go into the Ark with him to safety.

        Some absolutely fantastic parallels have been drawn between these construction specifications and some of the spiritual aspects of our salvation in the Lord Jesus, the Christ. Do you know of some?

    10. ARK of Noah: HOLD IT! What If?

        We have just spent several messages detailing the construction specifications and dimensions of the Ark... but what about this question? What if Noah had a laisse faire attitude toward the will of God and never built the Ark? What if Noah never surrendered his will to God? What if he continued in his own priorities? Would he have be saved??????

        It just doesn't make sense for a person to think that they can continually live outside the will of God and be saved. (Luke 6:46). For Jesus to be our LORD, we must surrender to Him, that is, surrender our will to His will, that He may be LORD, as Noah did set example for us.

    11. ARK Stability and Capacity

      \                       |~~~~~~~|                            /
       \                      |_______|                           /
        <-   -   -   -   -   -   450 feet -   -   -   -   -  -  ->
         ,-------|~~~~|-------,        From Genesis 6:15 we know
     <---`----/----------\----'--->    that these dimensions expressed
      \        \        /        /     in feet would be the size of
       \        \      /        /      the ark that Noah did build
        \________\____/________/       in obedience to God's word.
        <- - - - 75 feet  - - ->
         ,---------------------,     <     Some have questioned the
     <---`---------------------'---> |     stability of such a design,
      \                           /  |45'  which is sometimes referred
       \                         /   |     to as a '6 to 1' ratio
        \_______________________/    |     design.  This is because
               (rearview)            <     the ARK of Noah was six
                                           times as long as it was wide.
     A model of a ship built to these specifications
     was placed in a wave tank, which proportionatly
     exposed the model to waves up to 200 feet in height.
     The constructed model performed well, never tipping
     So did the original Ark, as we are all here to
     read about the wonder of it all.  It has been esti-
     mated that a vessel of these measurements had the
     holding capacity of 1.5 million cubit feet of
     space (that of 170 train boxcars).  That is a lot
     of room for a lot of animals.
     .  .  .  . .  .  .  .  . . .  |
     ~~__ _--~~__ _--~~__ _--##               |/   ARK of Noah:
     ~~_~~__ _--~~__ _--~~  ##     "third"     |/  Interior Specs:
     ~~__ _--~~__ _--~~-~~##                   |/  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
     ~~__ _--~~__ _--~~-~##|||||||||||||||||||||/    God instructed Noah
     ~~__ _--~~__ _--~~-##                     |/  to build three stories
        ~~__ _--~~__ _-##      "second"       |/  (decks) within the Ark.
     ~~__ _--~~__ _--~##                     |/ *----------------------*
     ~~__ _--~~__ _--##                     |/  |      Gen 6:16        |`*
       ~~__ _--~~__ ##|||||||||||||||||||||/    | A window shalt thou  | |
     ~~__ _--~~__ _##                   |/      | make to the ark,     | |
       ~~__ _--~~__ ##     "lower"    |/        | and in a cubit shalt | |
     ~~__ _--~~__ _--##             |/          | thou finish it above;| |
     _________________##___________/            | and the door of the  | |
                                                | ark shalt thou set   | |
       (Cutaway Side View; Stern Section)       | in the side thereof; | |
                                                | with lower, second,  | |
                                                | and third stories    | |
                                                | shalt thou make it.  | |
                                                *----------------------* |
     Again, some brothers and sisters in Christ
     have drawn similarities between the details
     about the ARK of Noah and the aspects of our
     salvation in Jesus Christ the Lord.  Do you
     know of any?

    12. How Long to Build the ARK? 100 Years

    With construction specifications Noah for a ship about the size of a Born-----, 1056AA football stadium, and the height | ^ of a three story building, one | | might ask, how long did it take | | Noah to build this Ark? | | | | From Genesis chapter five | 500yrs calculations we can know | | that Noah was born in the | | year 1056 AA (AFTER ADAM). | | | | From Genesis 5:32 we know | | that Noah was 500 years old Shem, Ham, & | | in the year 1556AA, when his Japheth born--| 1556AA three sons began to come on | | the scene. This is the same | | time which God made His | | covenant with Noah. | 100yrs | | From Genesis 7:6 we know that | | Noah was 600 years old when | | the flood came. Flood-------' 1656AA So from the time Noah was notified that the flood would come and the time that the flood arrived was exactly 100 years.

        Noah was an obedient and just man who "walked with God" [Gen 6:9], and knew what it meant to obey the Lord's commands. Therefore, Noah would have begun IMMEDIATELY to prepare the Ark upon receiving the LORD's command, and the figure of a 100 year construction period would seem about right. This point of the immediate response to GOD's command is beautifully illustrated in the film, "THE BIBLE... In The Beginning" starring John Huston.

        One consideration that would reduce the figure to slightly under 100 years is that it would have taken a good while to fulfil another of the Lord's commandments in-

    Genesis 6:21
    And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.

        This gathering of food would alone have taken a considerable amount of time to accomplish. It makes sense that Noah would have waited until after the Ark was finished to begin storing food. We can subtract whatever time it took the eight people to gather the food, from the one hundred year construction period. So 97, 98 years or something close would be the best figure for the actual building of the ARK.

    Remember the controversy over Genesis 5:32 about the timing of the birth of Noah's sons?
    Genesis 5:32
    And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

        Andrew Cummins, a brother in the Lord writing in a PhileoNet echo conference said this:

      "Three options:
    1. triplets
    2. Noah was 500 when he finished having these three sons
    3. Noah started having them at the age of 500."

        Under the circumstances of options 1 and 3 Noah's sons would not have been old enough to help him in any substantial way building the Ark, for several years as they would have just been tots.

        Even under option 2, one would have been a tot for a few years. So although Noah would have begun immediately carrying out the will of God to build the Ark he would have worked alone for some of the 100 year construction period. When his sons came of age, becoming big enough to move huge beams of wood, construction went into full swing. Therefore the time of 'full-swing' construction, using a four man team was even less than 100 years.

                       Shem, Ham, & --| 1556AA.
                        Japheth born  |       |
                                      |       |
          (age at which sons -------->|       |
           could actually             |       |
           assist in the              |       |
           building of the Ark.)      |       |
                                      |       |
                                      |   100yrs
                                      |       |
                                      |       |
                                      |       |
                                      |       |
                                      |       |
                                      |       |
                       Flood----------' 1656AA

    13. Noah Edures Mocking; A Believer's Heritage

    CREATION<-, From scripture we can determine that it took | Noah and his family 100 years to construct the | Ark and fill it with provisions. The construc- | tion began about 1556 AA (AFTER ADAM) and lasted | until 1656 AA, one hundred years later. | | Sometimes in reading the Bible account of the | great flood in Genesis chapters 6, 7, and 8, | events pass by so quickly that one misses the | implications of the experience Noah had with God | and with ungodly men. The fact is, as Noah and | his family lived for God, they edured decades of | mocking by unbelievers. | 1056 AA ----| Location of Construction Noah's birth| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ | I don't know the exact location the Ark was | built, but one thing that we can be SURE OF | is that it was constructed on dry land, probably ^ | hundreds of miles from the sea. | | | | Can you imagine the ridicule from un-believers (500yrs) | as a ship as least as big as an aircraft carrier | | was being constructed on dry land? As word | | passed throughout the land of what this family v | was doing, the construction site probably became | a merchant/tourist attraction. A circus, where | people would stand and laugh and mock and | ridicule the FAITH that Noah had in God's word. 1556 AA ----| Noah's sons | In John Huston's 1960's era film, 'THE BIBLE... born | In the Beginning' this fact is depicted in a | scene where a mocking unbeliever shouts to a ^ | crowd, "Never have I seen anything as ridiculous | | as this, a man building a ship on dry ground." | | The crowd then erupted in a roar of laughter. (100yrs) | | | That was just a single re-enactment. However as | | the construction took about 100 years, the v | mocking would have INCREASED as the Ark neared | completion. Think about it...one family out of | an entire world who heard the voice of God and | obeyed. One family who was not ashamed to 1656 AA ----' openly declare their faith in the Almighty God Flood no matter the consequences.

        On a daily workday, not only did Noah and his family face the task of cutting down huge trees, and hand-hewing them into shape....not only did they face the task of moving 12 x 12 beams into position, but they DAILY faced unbelievers telling them that what they were doing was COMPLETELY RIDICULOUS!

        Think of their FAITH! Think of the faith that this family had, not walking by the sight of a majority of people telling them they were wrong- but by what God said! This is the reason Noah's name ended up recorded in Hebrews chapter 11. Noah *finished building the Ark one day. Noah *stayed steadfast in the Lord's will. Noah *listened to God alone. Noah believed!

        Lord Jesus Christ, grant by your mercy that we would live for you daily, trusting in your word, believing and not turning to the left or to the right as every aspect of your word is attacked and mocked by un-believers. Cause us to faithfully keep our eyes on You, with our shoulders to the plow, not turning back. This we ask in the name of Jesus, amen.

    2Timothy 3:12
    "Yea, and all who would live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution."

    14. WRATH

    Genesis 6:17,18
    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.

        Make no mistake about it... this flood which was about to strike, was from the LORD God Almighty. It was not just a rainy day, in that year 1656AA (AFTER ADAM) that destroyed all flesh that remained outside of the Ark. No, the Bible records that the LORD said "I, even I do bring a flood..." This was His wrath. This was man falling under the wrong side of God's power. Not one creature outside of the Ark, that had breath survived, when God unleashed the flood of waters which covered the entire earth. This wrath did not come without warning.

  • Warning In 2nd Peter, an epistle which tells of the physical means by which the world will one day end, (chap. 3:10-14) gives this description of Noah;
    2 Peter 2:5
    And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;

        Noah was a preacher of righteousness. Noah not only built that Ark, Noah preached the gospel while he hammered away on the vessel that would be the salvation of his family. Noah TOLD those mockers what was going to happen. He did not keep it a secret. And surely Noah preached repentance to the civilization of that time, because repentance and righteousness go hand in hand.

        Noah told those who were lost, in the midst of their ridicule of him, about righteous living, about obeying God's voice, about the Holiness of the God whom He served. The people did not listen, not one. But they were NOT without warning of the wrath that was about to come.

        Today, we live in a modern civilization with electronic communications and other push button luxuries. Radio, television, and pocket telephones emerge from technology. Modern medicine yields organ transplants and test tube babies.

        Some, in their own wisdom begin to discount the wrath that the Lord Jesus foretold would come at the end of the world (Matthew 24). The wrath that the exalted risen Saviour revealed to John on the island of Patmos is questioned. The incomprehensible terror of scorching heat, vials of wrath being poured out on the earth, and the ultimate lake of fire and brimestone of Revelation chapter 20 go unnoticed by a dying world.

        In parallel to the days of Noah (Jesus Himself used this as a description of man's behavior at the end of time) God has sent His gospel of salvation out to the entire world...via satellite no less... missionaries, evangelistic outreach and now the worldwide computer networks. "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life." Many have received him and have gained this everlasting life.

        To those who scorn and reject this precious shed blood, which is the only means of salvation, God has again promised his wrath.

    15. In The Midst Of Wrath... Salvation

    Genesis 6:18
    But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.

        Here, the merciful Creator demonstrates His grace to man. We serve a merciful God. Just ask Noah, who has just in the previous scripture heard of the impending doom of the whole earth, yet now He receives grace and a promise of mercy from the Father.

        Some define Grace as unmerited favor, some as G-reat R-iches A-t C-hrist's E-xpense, some as active grace....the empowering presence of God. Here in Genesis 6:18 we see a demonstrated picture of Grace. That being the Almighty God of the universe entering into a covenant with a man! Wow!

        Remember the scripture in Isaiah 55:9 "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts." Have you ever heard of the comparison between Almighty God and man as being that of man to an amoeba?

        Friends, the God who created a universe that we cannot even *measure, here in *this instance is reaching down to a man in a covenant (an agreement) and one which will provide for that man's salvation. What a privilege for a man to experience!

        Isn't this exactly what happened to those of us who know Messiah as Saviour? Are we not partakers in the *New Covenant in which there is salvation from the terrible fire which is to come? Shouldn't we shout "Hallelujah!" in that we can be on the *inside of the Saviour which is Christ? Safe from the storm "...and under his wings," [Ps 91:4]?

        Oh, the merciful God we serve! He saved a remnant so that you and I could live and dwell with Him throughout all eternity in everlasting joy! He could have destroyed His entire creation but...He had mercy. Blessed be His name.

    1 Chronicles 16:34
    O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.

    16. Who Exactly Entered The ARK?

    -.--.--.--.--.--.-.-.--.--.--.---.-.-., . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | /////////////////////////////////////////////////// -~~_=_~__=_-~_--~~__ _-~~___~~__-~~__ _-~~___~~__|, _____________ ~~__-~~___ _-__=__ _--~~___=_-__ ___|, | = _,__`___ _-__=__-~~__=_-~~___~~_=_|, ., ~'~ | _=___= _-~~_=_~~__-~~__`___=_-__=___|, ()., ~'~ | _ _--~~___=_-__ __=_---~~__=_-__`__|, _!!() ______| --~~__=___ _-_-~~___~~__=_-__`__= |, == !! ======~_=_--~~__ ~~__~__=_-__=__=_-__`__/'' =========== _ _--~~__`~~__~__=_-__=____`__/'' ====`0'=== _-_--~=__ _-__`___`_--~~__=_-|/ MAN: ====(,)==_____________________________/' Eight people entered `0'l l= the Ark when it was =(,) == 0 <> finally completed. As =l l== /\ \/\, we begin to see it re- ===== o-, <> /\ /\ iterated in Gen. 7:1, ==== ``/\ /\' o <> Noah+wife <> o Almighty GOD calls for === Shem || ~t~/\` '/\`~!~ Noah, "...and all thy == +wife /\ "" "" /\ house," to enter into = Ham+wife Japheth+wife the Ark. | ` | The awesome realization here is that out | of an ENTIRE WORLD, only eight (8) people | were saved! Thinking of this low figure in <-----------' terms of percentage, that is a very SMALL amount! Very small indeed. Many times in the Bible, GOD -Romans 9:27 speaks of His "remnant" that -2Kings 19:31 would be saved through His -Isaiah 1:9 mercy; salvation in the midst -Isaiah 10:21,22 of destruction. *-----------------------------* | "Enter ye in at the strait |`* Jesus Christ, the Messiah, used | gate: for wide is the gate, | | the account of the great flood as | and broad is the way, that | | a comparison to the events of the | leadeth to destruction, and | | last days. This is recorded for | many there be which go in | | our edification in Mt. 24:37,38. | thereat: Because strait is | | That scripture is definitely | the gate, and narrow is the | | worth taking a look at. | way that leadeth unto life, | | | and few there be that find | | Question: In addition to the | it." Matthew 7:13,14 | | parallel of the *events of Noah's *-----------------------------* | day to ours...is it a possibility `*-----------------------------* that the *RATIO of those saved to those unsaved will be similar?

        If so, the implications are staggering. The last count that I heard, totalled about 5 billion people on the face of this earth. How many will be saved? Only GOD knows.

        The late Bob Cook of the "Walk With the King" radio broadcast said it is not our place to tell anyone that they are saved or unsaved, ...better to share the gospel and let them tell us. True.

        But even with the truth of that statement one cannot help but wonder about the integrity of reports around the world that "50,000" people were saved at a certain campaign or outreach. If so, wonderful! Let GOD's word accomplish the task for which it was sent forth by Him. Thank God for His mercy.

        But me must consider the words directly from the mouth of the Christ in Matthew 7:13+14, that compared to the whole- "...few there be which find it." All the *more reason, for we who know Christ as Saviour, Lord, and friend to REJOICE in our salvation, as it is only by *HIS grace that we are saved. The apostle Paul called it "...so great salvation" [Hebrews 2:3].


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    '||||';`         /`'  /`'    We all know that two of every living
     '' ''          ,(|| ,(||    creature on the face of the earth
                                 entered into the great ARK [Gen 6:19].
                                 But is this really a point to skip
                                 by hastily?
     In this instruction of God to   *--------------------------------*
     Noah, a clear illustration of   | Gen 6:19                       |`*
     pure, God ordained sexuallity   | And of every living thing of   | |
     is evident. Yet, today, as we   | all flesh, two of every sort   | |
     read Romans 1:26-28 we see that | shalt thou bring into the ark, | |
     in these last days even basic   | to keep them alive with thee;  | |
     facts about sexuality is now an | they shall be male and female. | |
     'issue.' Is there anything      *--------------------------------* |
     that Satan will not attempt      `*--------------------------------*
     to corrupt?
     But in the simple truth of this wonderful plan
     of Genesis 6:19 for the continuation of life,
     the miracle of GOD's fantastic design for the
     reproduction process of His creation is
     Specifically, there were       | Gen 7:2,3                        |`*
     actually at LEAST two of       | Of every clean beast thou shalt  | |
     each of GOD's creation         | take to thee by sevens, the male | |
     within the ARK.  GOD           | and his female: and of beasts    | |
     specifically instructed        | that are not clean by two, the   | |
     Noah to gather clean beast     | male and his female.             | |
     in sevens.                     |                                  | |
                                    | Of fowls also of the air by      | |
     Perhaps this increased         | sevens, the male and the female; | |
     number of clean beasts was     | to keep seed alive upon the      | |
     for the purpose of sacrificial | face of all the earth.           | |
     offerings during the long      |                                  | |
     voyage. We know that burnt     *----------------------------------* |
     offerings of clean beasts to be `*----------------------------------*
     a form of worship by Godly men
     since Abel (who was slain)
     offered the better sacrifice.
     Therefore this is a possiblility.
     NUMBERS:                              [Adam+Eve Progenitors]
       As far as the number of animals           0     <>
     on the Ark, it should be                   /I\   /[]\
     remembered that just as Adam and            -    /__\
     Eve were progenitors of the ENTIRE         i i    ii
     HUMAN RACE, ...a single pair of                /\
     canines would also serve as the           o  o  o  o  o
     progenitors of all the species of        ( )( )( )( )( )
     dogs we know today i.e. Whippet,        o "o "o "o "o "o
     Dachshund, Terrier, Doberman,          ( )( )( )( )( )( )
     Shepherds, Cocker Spaniels,         o  o" o" o" o" o" o" o
     Afghan hounds, etc.  So it         ( )( )( )( )( )( )( )( )
     would NOT be necessary to           "  "  "  "  "  "  "  "
     have a pair of each *breed.              [human race]
     With a storage capacity of 1.5 mil.
     cubit ft. (170 Railroad boxcars)     ,.., ,..,
     there would be adquate room for      /`'  /`' [Single pair of canines]
     all creatures great and small.      ,(|| ,(||   progenitors of each
                                            /\        breed of dog we
      ,.., ,..,  ,.., ,..,  ,.., ,.., ,..,  ,.., ,.., ,..,  know today.
      /`'  /`'   /`'  /`'   /`'  /`'  /`'   /`'  /`'  /`'
     ,(|| ,(||  ,(|| ,(||  ,(|| ,(|| ,(||  ,(|| ,(|| ,(|| 
      Collies   Shepherds     Terriers         Hounds
     On top of this, Brother Andrew Cummins commented:
     <<<< Andrew Cummings >>>>
     AC->More than just dog breeds would have to be included in the
     AC->K-9 or dog kind.  Foxes, wolves, etc. would also have to
     AC->be included within the dog-kind.
     A Great point!          
     PROVISIONS:                       | Gen 6:21                     |`*
     The storage of food onboard the   | And take thou unto thee of   | |
     ARK was a major part of the pre-  | all food that is eaten,      | |
     flood preparation period. We know | and thou shalt gather it to  | |
     from scripture that it took 100   | thee; and it shall be for    | |
     years to complete all aspects of  | food for thee, and for them. | |
     the preparation of the ARK.       |                              | |
                                       *------------------------------* |
     It should be understood that a     `*------------------------------*
     considerable portion of this
     100 year preparation period was
     spent in the growth and storage
     of food, in obedience to God's
     instruction in Genesis 6:21.
     Through strategic planning, a few
     years before the physical construction
     of the ARK was complete, Noah probably
     began growing crops especially for
     storage.  Plants yielding vegetables,
     like tomatos may have been a part of
     the ship's inventory.
     Interesting enough, anyone who
     happened to see Kevin Costner's                        o       /;
     film "Waterworld", a situation          (') (')     o (')    /'/
     not far removed from this scenario,        (')     (') o    //'/;
     saw that tomato plants, apple trees,    [apples]      (')  ,^/'/
     and other plant life was a major                  [pears]   //'
     source of food for extended voyages.    '||||';`           ,^
                                              '' ''   ..      [carrots]
     AFTERTHOUGHTS:                          [milk]  :::
                                                     :::       \/
       On this point of food storage on              :::   /////|/////
     the ARK- a thought to consider is that          ::    /////|/////
     Noah, as he boarded the ARK, had NO IDEA        ()    /////|/////
     as to the *length of time he and his          [corn]    [ hay ]
     family and his precious cargo would be
     underway. For this reason I think we can
     estimate that in every square inch of the
     ARK where space was available, supplies
     were stored.
     Genesis 7:4
         For yet seven days, and I will           GOD reveals to Noah the
         cause it to rain upon the earth          EXACT day on which the
         forty days and forty nights;             flood would begin!
         and every living substance that        
         I have made will I destroy from      
         off the face of the earth.

        The fact that GOD told Noah the exact day on which the flood would begin is an *outstanding point of this Genesis account. Imagine knowing about the ONLY means of salvation, and then knowing WHEN it would occur! What a relationship with the heavenly Father! And all this, while observing the rejection of an unbelieving world.

    Genesis 7:6
    And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.
    The time was 1,656 years After Adam.

    18. Door Of The Ark; The Door Of Grace

    Genesis 7:15,16
    And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life. And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.

        The time for the flood has arrived! Noah and and his family and two of all creatures entered the ARK... "and the LORD shut him in." It is crucially important to understand WHO it was that closed the door of the Ark.

    The DOOR of Grace
        The late Dr. Oliver B. Green of the Gospel Hour Radio program, offered much insight about the door of the Ark. As you may recall, there was only ONE door in the Ark, as God had directed. What about this door? The highlight of Oliver Green's message, was that after Noah had entered the Ark, it was the LORD who shut the door and closed him in.

        Think of what that door of the Ark looked like to those who had scorned Noah AFTER the rains began to fall. This was a phenominal storm that would have made the hurricane in Dade County, Florida (ANDREW) look like a March wind. We need to realize, that these people had never seen anything like what was happening. Fear existed to levels that you and I have not experienced. All of a sudden, the Ark that was laughed at for 100 years, now looked like salvation to the scorners.

    John 10:9
    I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

        The Lord Jesus said, that He was the door by which we would enter the Kingdom of God. As we saw, a door has two purposes, (1) to open to let in those who are authorized to enter, and (2) to lock shut and prevent those who are not permitted from entering. This is the purpose of a door, or a door would not be necessary.

        Wonderfully, those of us who have been born-again know the grace and the forgiveness of God Almighty, which is in His Son Jesus, the Christ. To us, this door has been opened. Hallelujah! Admittance is ours. We have been saved. This salvation was His doing, from the foundation of the world. It is offered to all, who would come to Messiah in faith and repentance.

    POINT: What unsaved people must to realize before it starts to rain fire, is that in their unbelief, they *reject Christ the Saviour. Unbelief to God is just as hidious as rape, murder and fornication. Unbelief to God is sickening as he has said in His word:

    Hebrews 11:6
    But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

        The same door, that will see to it that the saved enter into the glories of the Kingdom of God, into His very presence..... will be the very door that will prevent the unbelieving from entering. The same Christ, who in all of His power who will catch up the saved into the clouds at His coming, will with that same power stop the lost from entering and then far worst will follow.

        The thing to do now, if you are not saved, (Born-Again of the Spirit of God) is to call upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and ask Him to forgive you of your sins. Do it, today. What I am saying to you is, enter in buy the Door, Jesus Christ, while it is open. Once *HE* shuts that door, it will never open again.

    Matthew 25:10-13
    10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
    11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
    12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
    13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.


    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~'~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~'~~~ ~~~~~~~'~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~,~~~~~~~~~~~,~~~~~~~~ ~~~`~~~~~~~~~~ /==================/\ ~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~|__________________|| ~~~~~~~~~,~~~'~~~~~~~~ ~~~~`~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~`~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~,~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~,~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Genesis 7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. NOTE: The scientific theories presented hear are from the documentary "THE INCREDIBLE DISCOVERY OF NOAH'S ARK"
  • NOT AND ORDINARY RAINY DAY The above scripture tells where such a vast amount of water came from... enough water to cover the surface of the entire earth. The rains, most people recall lasted forty days and forty nights. Not an ordinary rainy day, but *torrential, blinding, relentless rains. In addition, subterrainean waters located beneath the crust of the earth were "broken up" releasing millions of gallons of water upward through what ever cracks or openings were created.
  • Theory #1: The Frozen Mammoths of Siberia When the earth's crust was opened subterrainean waters were suddenly and violently released under enormous pressure. Some scientist theorize that the tremendous pressure at which these waters were released would cause them to shoot upwards thousands of feet into the atmosphere freezing it- and thereby causing mass snows which may account for the frozen mammoths of Siberia.
  • Theory #2: The Sediment Layer Scientist also speculate that the tremendous errosion of the earth's crust at the main fracture point from millions of gallons of high-pressure water passing through it, is the probable cause of today's existing sediment layer of the earth's crust. (A thin layer of sediment found around the entire surface of the globe).
  • Theory #3: The Atlantic Ridge/Continental Shift Right smack dab in the middle of the Atlantic ocean is the Altantic Ridge, an undersea mountain range running all the way from the north to the south pole! Scientist conclude that due to the *widening of this huge fracture in the earth's crust, where billions of gallons of subterrainean water was released, the softer molten earth which exist underneath the crust layer poured up (bulged up) through this fracture forming this mountain range. The continental plates immediately adjacent to the fracture in the earth's crust, and still seated on top of the remaining water beneath it, would begin to slide away from the rising molten earth and newly created mountain range. The separating sections of the plates would have reached speeds up to forty miles per hour dividing the continents. As a snag developed in the *lead side of the continental drift, mountain ranges such as the Rockies of the U.S. mainland were formed.
  • Theory #3: A Pre-Historic Water Canopy A second theory is that a water canopy existed as a layer of the earth's original atmosphere and that it collapsed to the earth. These theories are depicted with excellent computer graphics in the documentary, "THE INCREDIBLE DISCOVERY OF NOAH'S ARK." Songtitle: "Wasn't That A Big Ole Storm in the Water?" The forces of the Almighty God were certainly demonstrated in this deluge. As water simultaneously came from everywhere (above and below), and everything that had breath died, the ARK was lifted up as the waters prevailed "fifteen cubits upwards" [Gen 7:20] above the mountain tops. Can you imagine the sight of the pitch covered ARK that had been laughed at for 100 years during it's construction, floating on the face of the waters, the only life remaining on earth? It was not a joke anymore but salvation to the believing. These waters illustrate the wrath of GOD in this historical event. Yet, the same waters which killed every living being on the face of the earth floated Noah, his family and the animals safely on it's surface. This is the first of three times in scripture where the church (GOD's people) were present at the time of God's wrath, yet were untouched by it. The two other occasions were the presence of Israel in Egypt during the plagues sent to the land against Pharoah, and the dividing of the Red Sea. What a 'Big ole Storm In The Water' it was indeed.

    20. Question: How Long Is One Genesis Year? Answer: About 365 Days

    Have you ever heard the speculation made by some, of the many different time periods attributed to a biblical year? A fasinating fact which establishs the traditional 365 day solar year lies within the Genesis account of the flood.
  • Given: When the Flood Began Genesis 7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. We know from Genesis chapter five calculations that Noah was born to Lamech 1,656 years after the creation of Adam. Let's mark the creation of Adam on a Biblical time chart.
  • Time Calculations; From Creation to the Ark's Resting
    0000aa Gen. 1:27 ADAM Creation
    1056aa Gen. 5:30 NOAH Birth
    1556aa Gen. 6:10,13 Noah told to build ARK
    1656aa, 2nd month,17th day Gen. 7:11 Flood Flood Begins on the 2nd month on the 17th day of the month.
    1656aa Gen. 7:24 Time Interval "And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days."
    1656aa,7th mon.,17th day Gen.8:4 ARK runs aground "And the ark rested in the seventh month on the seventeeth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.
     Through precise biblical data we arrive at
     the flood beginning in the year 1656 after Adam.
     Then GOD's word clearly tells the specific
     amount of time that the  waters prevailed on the
     earth in Gen. 7:24.  Finally, we are given in
     Genesis 8:4 the exact time the ARK rested on
     Mount Ararat.
     Based on this SIMPLE AND CLEAR presentation
     of crucial dating information in GOD's word we
     can easily calculate the AMOUNT OF DAYS per MONTH
     during a year.  Here are the calculations.
         Flood starts 2 mon. 17th day             We know that the ARK
         Ark rest     7 mon. 17th day             of Noah floated on the
                      ---------------             face of the waters for
         Total mons.  5 months         <------<<< EXACTLY five months.
         Total in days is 150 based on <------<<< We know that the total
         Genesis 7:24.  Using this                amount of days that the
         information it is easy to find           waters prevailed above
         the exact days per month of a            the mountaintops and
         Genesis year.                            bore up the ARK was
                                                  EXACTLY 150 days.
                   30 days/month  <----------<<<  Now can it get any
                ,-----------                      clearer that when we
       mons. 5  | 150 days                        talk about a year in
                  15                              the book of GENESIS,
                  ---                             that we are talking
                    0                             about the same solar
                                                  year we have now?
     Oh, we might see 30 days on the Jewish
     calendar and 31 days on the Gregorian
     calendar- big deal.  The point is a year
     is a year is a year.
     The point is that when you hear someone say,
     that a year "back then" was 100,000 years long,
     or that it 41 days long, or any any other 
     extreme difference from a typical solar year...
     ...compare that SPECULATION to the very
     SPECIFIC factual information that we are
     provided in GOD's word.
     A year has always been the four seasons,
     the period in which the earth revolves around
     the sun.  The spring, the summer, the harvest,
     the winter.  There has always been twelve months
     on the Jewish calendar, as it is today on the
     Gregorian, and the Roman calendar before it.
     There's nothing new here, nothing mysterious.
     GOD is *not a GOD of confusion.  As a matter of
     fact you can be absolutly assured that as
     Genesis 1:14 tells us;
     before man was created
     on the sixth day, the       *------------------------------------*
     "greater light" and the     |  Gen 1:14 And God said, Let there  |`*
     "lesser light" of verse     |  be lights in the firmament of the | |
     16 were ALREADY in place!   |  heaven to divide the day from the | |
                                 |  night; and let them be for signs, | |
     We have always been on a    |  and for seasons, and for days,    | |
     constant time measurment    |  and years: (KJV)                  | |
     system and that created,    *------------------------------------* |
     set forth and established    `*------------------------------------*
     by GOD Himself. Give or 
     take a few days, the year
     THEN was the same as NOW. 
    Calendar Comparison
    Jewish Gregorian
    Teves January
    Shevat February
    Adar (*AdarII) March
    Nisan April
    Iyar May
    Sivan June
    Tammuz July
    Av August
    Elul September
    Tishri October
    Marcheshvan November
    Kislev December
    *Adar II is a technical correction period inserted into the Jewish calendar seven times every ninteen years to align it with the solar year. This is a similar practice to our addition of the leap year to the current Gregorian calendar every 4th year.

    21. Question: Where Did The Ark Rest? Answer: On Top Of Mount Ararat In Eastern Turkey

    Great Ararat \ /// \ // \ \ / /\ // \ / \\\ Little Ararat / \/ \ ~~~~~~~~ // / ,=============, \ ~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ / |_____[_]_____|\ \\ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ /\ ~~~~~~~ / ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ GOD's word of course tells us clearly that the ARK of Noah ran aground in the mountains of Ararat, but when closely read, we see that the word is very precise about the exact location! Genesis 8:4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat. This was at the 150 day point of the voyage, but! The word goes on to tell us that the waters continued to recede after touchdown and.... Genesis 8:5 And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen. Look closely! It was not until 74 days after the ARK ran aground (on day 150) that the tops of the mountain *range could be seen! This can only mean that the ARK MUST have landed at the highest point on the mountain range. What is the highest point in the Ararat range? It is Mount Ararat itself. _ (former) ______ __----___ /-----\ USSR __./- '\ / '\ / \ __ / \____/ \__ ______/ \ / ''' /'armenia \ _/ | / Ararat-> Xx \ / TURKEY \ Lake /-/\ \ Van-> |__/ / IRAN \ \ _______,-------------,__ _ \ ,----\ __/-----\ /---' \ \ /\ __/ -\\__/ / | \ \ --- \/ | \ \ MEDDITERRANEAN SEA \ | IRAQ | SYRIA \ |
    It is easy to see that Mount Ararat is in the farthest eastern section of Turkey. Look on any topographical map and you will see that area adjacent to Armenia in the former USSR is the highest elevation of the mountain range, and that Mount Ararat is the highest point at 16,804 feet. For the ARK to have landed on the 150th day in this section of Turkey and NOT see any land, the only possible place that this could have occured is on the top of Mount Ararat itself, the highest point. Then, as we learn from Genesis 8:5 for a period of 74 days the waters *continued to recede allowing the tops of the mountain *range to eventually be seen. Much archeological evidence has been found at this exact location with the most outstanding being the wooden beams found by Ferdinand Guevarra in the 1950's, and the photographs of the late Astronaut Jim Irwin, (a moon walker) whose photograph of the body of the ARK taken during a 1990 helicopter expedition to the region should not be missed. This photograph was presented in the documentary "The Incredible Discovery of Noah's Ark. FIGMENT OR FACT? THE INCREDIBLE DISCOVERY OF NOAH'S ARK World Premier Showing: CBS Network February 20, 1993. Produced by Sun International Pictures. 1993. Executive Producer: Charles Sellier, Jr. Chief Researcher: Dave Balsiger Host: Darren McGavin

    22. Noah Remembered At Sea

    ============================================\ | ||| ||| | ,------, || ||| || ||| || ||| | }`~~~ ~~~~~~~~ | ||| ||| | |______| || ||| || ||| || ||| |/' ~~~~~ ~~~ | ||| ||| || ||| || || ||| || ||| || ||_/' `~~~~~~ ~~~~ `~~~~''' ``~~~~~~ ~~~~''' -` ------' ~~~~~ `~~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~ Genesis 8:1 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged; The account of the ARK in Genesis is covered in just three short chapters, however it was a total time period AT SEA of five months. That's along time to be underway without a break. Those of you with family members who have served in the Navy or Marines, will tell you what they would think of being at sea for five months without stopping in a port for liberty. And truly Noah and his family were full of trust and faith in their God, as they had no way of knowing HOW LONG they would be at sea. No time for claustrophobia here! Their lives and salvation were totally dependent on GOD Almighty and they continued in their trust of Him. In this singular scripture is a comforting description of the Almighty GOD's love for His own. He "...remembered Noah, and every living thing..." GOD remembers His people in the midst of trial and all they really need to do is to trust Him in the midst of such trials. Often people of GOD murmer and complain when the going gets rough. What GOD wants us to do is to praise Him with great joy, believing Him for the victory and doing so with trust. GOD honours such faith, as He did Noah's- because we see Him begin to blow back the great waters that covered the earth with the same power by which He released them upon the earth for forty days and forty nights. Genesis 8:2 The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained; In His awesome power, He shuts off the subterranean waters and the waters from above returning them to the trenches of the lower parts of the earth. GOD is an awesome, powerful LORD, yet one who compassionately loves His people and remembers them in the day of adversity. He uses His power on their behalf. GOD can *do anything, all we need to do is trust Him walking not by sight but by faith. I have heard it commented that the position of the singular window of the ARK, only permitted Noah to look up to God through the whole event. The voyage of the ARK was about to end.

    23. Noah Waits For God's Direction

    *----------------------------------------------------* ,---> | Gen 8:13 And it came to pass in the six hundredth |`* | | and first year, in the first month, the first day | | | | of the month, the waters were dried up from off | | | | the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the | | 57 DAYS | ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the | | LATER | ground was dry. | | | | | | | | 8:14 And in the second month, on the seven and | | '---> | twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried. | | *----------------------------------------------------* | `*----------------------------------------------------* Here's something really great! We know that the ARK ran aground during the seventh month of the year of the flood. But as we can see from Genesis 8:13 above it was not until the NEXT YEAR, when the dove Noah sent forth from the Ark did not return, that Noah looked out and saw that the waters had receded and that the ground was dry. Question: But did Noah disembark from the ARK on the first day of the first month when he saw that the land was dried? NO! He waited. He waited for the direction of the Lord God. It was GOD who Noah served, whose voice he listened for in all things. The GOD of Noah was the Captain of this voyage, and still very much in control. In verse 14, fifty-seven days later came the commandment from God to leave the ARK. THAT is the time Noah opened the door of the ARK to leave. Noah serves as an excellent example for GOD's people today, in that he listened for the voice of GOD before taking impulsive, hasty, independent actions. A good and clear example of waiting to know the will of GOD.

    24. DAY 370: End of the Journey- Commandment to Live

    Genesis 8:15-17 15 And God spake unto Noah, saying, 16 Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee. After about 370 days through this 0000aa Creation<--------, incredible journey, GOD calls Noah (aa = after adam) | to leave the Ark, to be fruitful | and to multiply. In other words | a commandment to live. | 0687aa Methuselah-------| Noah built an altar and sacrificed born | unto the LORD of every clean beast Gen 5:21 | and fowl that was with him in the | Ark. This was the reason for | bringing these animals into the Ark | by numbers of sevens. [Gen 7:2] | | Noah and his family survived the 1056aa Noah-------------| deluge and were blessed by God to born | multiply in the earth. Dominion Gen 5:29 | over the animals was given to man | (Gen 9:2&3). | | GOD was fully aware that man's 1556aa Noah's sons born-| heart would again be corrupted Receives command | [Gen 8:21]. In the very next to build the ARK | chapter as Noah left the Ark Gen 5:32 | GOD instituted a crime and | punishment statute as He declared 1656aa Methuselah ------| 'Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by dies; Gen 5:27 | man shall his blood be shed: for | in the image of God made he man. 1656aa The flood--------| 2nd mon. 17th day| And finally the rainbow covenant Gen 7:11 | between GOD and man and the earth | itself, as the LORD declares; 1656aa Ark lands on-----| "I do set my bow in the cloud..." Ararat 7th mon. | [Gen 9:13]. 17th day | Gen 8:4 | And here we all are today. | 1656aa Waters recede so-| Often I see these rainbows, perfect that mountaintops| in symetry and in color, beautiful are seen. | and awesome. I realize when I look 10th mon 1st day | on one that this is in fact the same Gen 8:5 | rainbow spoken of by the Almighty GOD | to Noah, the preacher of righteousness. 1657aa Land is dry------| 1st mon 1st day | Occasionally, when sharing the gospel Gen 8:13 | of Christ you hear a non-believer say | "I'll believe in God when I see him." 1657aa Noah leaves the--| Or, "I'm a realist, I'll believe it if ARK. GOD makes | I see it." a second rainbow | covenant with | When I see the rainbow, GOD's covenent man. Gen 8:14 | to man and the earth made 4,500 years | ago, I wonder, "What more do they want | to see?" | | 1948aa Abram born-------| (Abraham) | Gen 11:26 | | 1958aa Sarai born-------| (Sarah) | Gen 17:17 | | | v Quotation: Jay Sekulow; Chief Coucil of Pat Robertson's American Center for Law & Justice- a Jewish believer in Messiah Yeshua; "The Titanic was built by professionals. The Ark was built by amateurs."


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