So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out. – Genesis 6:14
Just as God told Noah to build an ark to prepare for the coming flood, God wants families who belong to Him to stay in His Ark of Salvation and Safety.This verse is an outline of how God wanted the ark built. It was not Noah’s plan or design, it was God’s. Noah followed His directions to the letter. Do we follow God’s plan or design to the letter to build our Ark of Salvation and Safety? Do we add to or subtract from God’s plan of salvation? God sent His only Son, Jesus, to sacrifice His life on the cross at Calvary. He is our way to eternal life in Heaven. He is our Ark of Salvation and Safety. Those not in the Ark of Salvation and Safety are not safe from God’s wrath.
Notice that before the flood, God had allowed fallen men to go on in evil and sin. We’re in the last days, and once again, God is allowing fallen men to go on in evil and sin. It doesn’t mean He doesn’t care – quite the opposite. God gave every one of us a free will to choose to follow Him or not. He didn’t create us to be robots. He wants us to love Him.
Just as Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord, there will be a remnant who remain faithful and true to the Lord.
Noah’s ark was built of durable gopher (cypress) wood. It had rooms in it for the animals and the people. It was coated with pitch inside and out.
Christ is our Ark of Salvation and Safety. We are saved from eternal separation from God and safe from the wrath of God. I’ve always been a pre-tribulation believer and pray that we don’t see all of the last days – the tribulation will be horrific, and while I know God is faithful to see us through anything, I really hope and pray that we get to leave before it gets so awful. I don’t know. I’ve heard both sides of the argument, and I plea ignorance – I just don’t know. I trust that I’ll go to Heaven when God’s ready for me. How’s that for an answer?
The ark that Noah built was divine provision from God. The ark that every person builds for themselves and their family is also divine provision from God. God purposed in His heart to redeem His creation to Himself. Will you accept Jesus Christ into your heart and life today and begin building an ark for yourself and your family? Today is the day of salvation. 🙂