Living in the Will of God – 13 Noah’s Ark

Living in the Will of God – 13 Noah’s Ark

Lamb of God

Lamb of God

In Genesis 6:14-22, God has Noah build Him an ark upon which to save Noah’s family and the many animals He wants to save. And, even though it was really God’s ark, it has commonly been referred to as Noah’s Ark, as we are doing here.

14. Make for yourself an ark of gopher wood; you shall make the ark with rooms, and shall cover it inside and out with pitch.

15. And this is how you shall make it: the length of the ark three hundred cubits [450 feet], its breadth fifty cubits [75 feet], and its height thirty cubits [45feet].

16. You shall make a window for the ark, and finish it to a cubit from the top; and set the door of the ark in the side of it; you shall make it with lower, second, and third decks.

17. And behold, I, even I am bringing the flood of water upon the earth, to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life, from under heaven; everything that is on the earth shall perish.

God is bringing His judgment upon the unrepentant world.

18. But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall enter the ark —  you and your sons and your wife, and your sons’ wives with you.

19. And of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every kind into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female.

20. Of the birds after their kind, and of the animals after their kind, of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every kind shall come to you to keep them alive.

Note specifically that the animals will come to Noah and that Noah doesn’t have to go get them. This is a strong indication that these animals are listening to God and following His direction, which is something that all of us should do.

21. And as for you, take for yourself some of all food which is edible, and gather it to yourself; and it shall be for food for you and for them.”

They were on the ark for nearly a year, and in those days there was no commercial refrigeration, and no one on the ark ate another living being, for there were two of each species of animal to keep alive; therefore, all of the food must have been plant food.

God was ending the root cause of violence in the world: the killing and eating of animals. He was returning the world back into the vegan world He created it to be.

22. Thus Noah did; according to all that God had commanded him, so he did.
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As we saw previously, God waited patiently for the people of the world to repent during the 120 years that it took Noah to build the ark, and it appears that no one repented.

At least today we see a small percentage of our population who have allowed their hearts to be softened to really feel the pain and suffering of the whole of creation, including the millions of our fellow human beings and the billions of animals who suffer and die at the hands of wicked and hard of heart humans every year.

Those who feel the pain of creation and have repented of their past sins and contributions to causing so much pain and suffering through our violence and warring madness, have changed into the peacemaking children of God. They do everything in their power to free creation from its present corruption; and in this changed state of being they no longer eat, wear, or use any other living being.

They live a vegan lifestyle to the glory of God, and in His heavenly will.

Go on to: Living in the Will of God – 14 Manna from Heaven

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2 Responses to Living in the Will of God – 13 Noah’s Ark

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    Emma March 1, 2013 at 8:32 pm #

    ‘This is a great post. The animals did have souls and did listen to God. Today as I was driving along the deep part of my soul was very much softened as I was listening to a piece of music ‘Sticks and Stones’ that reminded me enormously of my autistic child’s feelings. He has suffered logarithmically than me and each time I see him in that institution my heart is hardened a little more. Sometimes it’s nice to be back to where I was three years ago when I said ‘bye bye’ to him. I often feel so callous now compared to then as my heart has been broken and his too. I try to listen to God and today on listening to this music I didn’t really, it was just the petrol guage on the car that said I must turn round. Then the floods of tears as the music came on. I hope he is listening to his music too so that he can respond emotionally and not become too ‘locked in’ or ‘hard hearted’. Pray for another young person there who is going to have a birthday soon.

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      flhadmin March 2, 2013 at 12:36 am #

      Dear Emma:
      You both are in our prayers,
      What you felt listening to the music was God’s reminder to you that He is with you to help keep your heart soft.
      None of us want to feel emotional pain, and we try to block it out. As long as these times don’t occupy all your thoughts, you won’t harden your heart.
      We look forward to hearing back from you.

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