March 17, 2019

Noah and an Uh Oh

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Passage: Genesis 6
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God is Good. Story of Noah. Words like Noah, Ark, two by two are well known in the wider community but the story is taken by most to be just another myth. The historical event took place because it is mentioned throughout the OT and NT and by Jesus.

Genesis 6. There are very sobering truths here. God destroyed the world because the people had corrupted themselves. As it was in the days of Noah so it shall be at the coming of Jesus. Jesus is coming to judge the living and the dead and the Earth will be destroyed by FIRE. God knows how to rescue godly men and women. We have more fear of being found out than having proper fear, awe and reverence for a HOLY GOD! There is awesome punishment coming for the ungodly. There is a hell to avoid. The Church has generally lost the fear of God and we are not as worried about the fate of the lost as we should be. We need to be re-awakened to the TRUTH that sin actually matters.

John the Baptist preached a message of righteousness so that people could escape the judgement to come. Noah, John the Baptist, Jesus, Peter and Paul all lived out what they preached. But now a righteousness from God, apart from the law, has come that we may live in righteousness by faith. Ephesians 2:8. Gods gives His righteousness to us when we accept His GIFT of "Christ in you". Our views on righteousness and unrighteousness will be different from the community we live in and, when we are His, we will align ourselves with God's view.

Our carnal nature wants what the world wants. Our carnal nature is at war with the Spirit of God within us. Our old nature cannot be gradually improved! Our old carnal nature has to die so that we may live by faith in Him. We are to be in the world but not of it, as pilgrims travelling to our true home