Apostle John wrote, “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, GOD shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the Words of the book of this prophecy, GOD shall take away his part out of the Book of Life, and out of the Holy City, and from the things which are written in this book…” (Revelation 22:18-19)
March 28th, I saw a horrible picture about NOAH’S DELUGE and it was quite controversial and unbearable! I stand firmly upon GOD’S Holy Word! To paraphrase, “Noah’s was a godly, righteous, and blameless man…” Noah was not a baby killer and he was not insane. More importantly, God did not create talking, transformer rocks to protect Noah who was 500 years old when God commissioned him and to preach righteousness (I Peter 3:20; II Peter 2:5).
There were no talking-transformer rocks called “watchers” to protect Noah or the Line of Seth! There were no babies born on the Ark, “Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood.” (Genesis 10:1) Don’t let Hollywood fool you! There is a curse upon any one who takes away or adds to the Bible!
BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:
Please allow me to outline a few Biblical facts about Noah and the Deluge!
(A) Genesis 6:8 states, “NOAH FOUND GRACE IN THE EYES OF THE LORD…Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with GOD.” Out of all the people (kings, queens, dignitaries, giants, heroes, men of renown, mighty men, warriors, carpenters, metal smiths, and millions of men, women, boys, and girls) living on the Earth, nobody found grace (like Noah and his family – eight souls) in the sight of God!
Noah was a Preacher…the husband to one wife (her name is unknown)…the father of three sons (Shem, Ham, and Japheth)…and the father-in-law to the wives (names not given) of his sons. God called Noah (who was 500 years old) to preach and he preached for 100 years. Some folks can barely preach for 6 months before giving up!
Noah was 600 years old (not forty or fifty) when the Earth was flooded. Noah’s sons were about 100, 99, and 98 years (not 20, 17, and 6) and they helped to build the Ark. In addition, we can assume Noah’s wife was a little younger than he was and the wives of his sons were pretty close to the ages of their respective husbands.
(B) Genesis 6:13, 14, 17 states, “GOD SAID TO NOAH, THE END OF ALL FLESH IS COME BEFORE ME FOR THE EARTH IS FILLED WITH VIOLENCE THROUGH THEM AND I WILL DESTROY THEM WITH THE EARTH…MAKE [BUILD] AN ARK…I EVEN I DO BRING A FLOOD OF WATER UPON THE EARTH TO DESTROY ALL FLESH WHEREIN IS THE BREATH OF LIFE UNDER HEAVEN AND EVERY THING THAT IS IN THE EARTH SHALL DIE…” God said it…and… that settles it for me!
Noah obeyed God’s instructions to the “T. ” GOD HIMSELF SHUT THE DOOR OF THE ARK (not Noah) and IT RAINED (like hell) 40 days and nights upon the Earth! Nobody hacked their way into the Ark to hide in the dark! Nobody, attached themselves with cords or ropes out side of the Ark and rode it like the sea captain in Moby
Dick! Eight human souls entered the Ark and eight souls left the Ark. During their stay in the Ark, nobody ventured upon the roof of the Ark to sun bathe!
The Bible states, “All flesh died that moved upon the earth, both fowl, cattle, beast, every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man. All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dray land, died. And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both….Noah only remained alive and they that were with him in the Ark. And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.” (Genesis 7:21-24) Nobody shot a gun into the air and none of the wives of Noah’s sons got their foot caught in a bear trap!
(C) Genesis 8:1-14 states, “GOD REMEMBERED NOAH AND EVERY LIVING THING …THAT WAS WITH HIM IN THE ARK…GOD MADE A WIND TO PASS OVER THE EQARTH AND THE WATER ASSWAGED…AND THE WATER RETURNED FROM OFF THE EARTH CONTINUALLY AND AFTER THE END OF THE HUNDRED AND FIFTY DAYS THE WQATERS WERE ABATED…AND THE ARK RESTED IN THE SEVENTH MONTH ON THE SEVENTEENTH DAY OF THE MONTH UPON THE MOUNTAIN OF ARARAT. ..AND THE WATERS DECREASED CONTINUALLY UNTIL THE TENTH MONTH UNTIL THE TOPS OF THE MOUNTAINS WERE SEEN…AND IT CAME TO PASS IN THE SIX HUNDREDTH AND FIRST YEAR IN THE FIRST MONTH, THE FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH, THE WATER DRIED UP FROMN OFF THE EARTH: AND NOAH REMOVED THE COVERING OF THE ARK, AND LOOKED, AND, BEHOLD, THE FACE OF THE GROUND WAS DRY. AND IN THE SECOND MONTH, ON THE SEVENTH AND TWENTIETH DAY OF THE MONTH, WAS THE EARTH DRIED…”
How long was Noah & Company in the Ark? Approximately, one year and a few days (about 27 days or less – examine Genesis 7:10, 11; 8:14). Noah did not have a boat tied to the Ark and the Ark was not floating on the sea as it settled upon Mt. Ararat. God spoke to Noah and told him that judgment was finished and to leave the Ark.
(D) Genesis 9:1, 9-10, 15-17 states, “GOD BLESSED NOAH AND HIS SONS AND SAID UNTO THEM BE FRUITFUL, MULTIPLY, AND REPLENISH THE EARTH…BEHOLD I ESTABLISH MY COVENANT WITH YOU…YOUR SEED AFTER YOU…AND WITH EVERY LIVING CREATURE THAT IS WITH YOU….I WILL ESTABLISH MY COVENANT WITH YOU…NEITHER SHALL ALL FLESH BE CUT OFF ANY MORE BY WATERS OF A FLOOD…NEITHER SHALL THERE ANY MORE BE A FLOOD TO DESTROY THE EARTH…I DO SET MY BOW IN THE CLOUD AND I WILL LOOK UPON IT THAT I MAY REMEMBER THE EVERLASTING COVENANT BETWEEN GOD AND EVERY LIVING CREATURE OF ALL FLESH THAT IS UPON THE EARTH…THIS IS THE TOKEN [the RAINBOW] OF THE COVENANT WHICH I MAKE BETWEEN ME AND YOU AND EVERY LIVING CREATURE THAT IS WITH YOU, FOR PERPETUAL GENERATIONS.”
As you’ve just read, God blessed Noah, his sons, and their seeds to be. At that time, Noah did not have grandchildren and there were no human births on the Ark. Furthermore, the animals were not asleep (during the flood) and they did not harm one another. In other words, the mouths of the carnivorous animals were closed because they ate straw and drank milk!
(E) Genesis 9:20-27) states, “NOAH BEGAN TO BE AN HUSBANDMAN AND HE PLANTED A VINEYARD. AND HE DRANK OF THE WINE AND WAS DRUNKEN AND HE WAS UNCOVERED WITHIN HIS TENT [not a cave]. AND HAM, THE FATHER OF CANAAN SAW THE NAKEDNESS OF HIS FATHER AND TOLD HIS TWO BRETHREN WITHOUT. AND SHEM AND JAPHETH TOOK A GARMENT AND LAID IT UPON BOTH THEIR SHOULDERS AND WENT BACKWARDS AND COVERED THE NAKEDNESS OF THEIR FATHER AND THEY SAW NOT THEIR FATHER’S NAKEDNESS…AND NOAH AWOKE FROM HIS WINE AND HE KNEW WHAT HIS YOUNGER SON HAM HAD DONE UNTO HIM. AND HE SAID, CURSED BE CANAAN [sons of Ham] A SERVANT OF SERVANTS SHALL HE BE UNTO HIS BRETHREN. AND HE SAID BLESSED BE THE LORD GOD OF SHEM; AND CANAAN SHALL BE HIS SERVANT. GOD SHALL ENLARGE JAPHETH AND HE SHALL DWELL IN THE TENTS OF SHEM, AND CANAAN SHALL BE HIS SERVANT….”
After the flood, Noah planted a vineyard and he got drunk. I’m surprised no one else (besides Noah) got drunk after a cataclysmic blow to the Earth! When folks are intoxicated they say crazy things and Noah was no exception. Frankly, no one can blame Noah for excessive drinking. Maybe, Noah opened his eyes and saw a rough vision of Ham laughing at him – we shall never know. Perhaps, Ham thought it was a funny sight to see his father butt-naked and drunk! For certain, Ham should have covered his father but he did not. Instead, he brought his father’s nakedness to his brothers’ attention. In retaliation, Noah cursed Ham and some call the curse a RACIAL PROPHECY! Nonetheless, the curse was pronounced! LIKEWISE, ANY MAN OR WOMAN WHO TAKES AWAY OR ADDS TO GOD’S WORD IS CURSED!
Have a Blessed Day!