NORTH SHORE CHRISTIAN CENTRE

 

BIBLE CHARACTERS

NOAH

LESSON 11

THE BUILDING OF THE ARK

THE PITCH OR ANOINTING

INTRODUCTION

I am quite sure the pitch was taken out of the gopher wood tree.  As the pitch was the life of the tree, the pitch was going to begin the life of the Ark, for without it, ALL would fail!

 

1 Cor 11:24     "…This is My Body, (The Tree) which is broken for you!..."  His Body (Bread of Life) was broken so that we could have a piece of that body and become a part of Him!  Today, Jesus is calling the pieces together by the Holy Spirit to make one whole body again, and the anointing (pitch) will seal and bind us together!

 

Gen 6:14         "..Pitch it within and without with pitch."

 

Comment        1)   All the work so far is useless without the pitch applied!  So, building the local Church without the anointing is useless.

 

                        2)   It is the pitch that seals and bonds the boards of the Ark.  It is the anointing that seals and binds us together in Christ.

 

                        3)   If a board is moved out of place, it disturbs the pitch causing a leak!  If a member falls away, it weakens the Church, and the anointing of the Holy Spirit is disturbed, and all the members feel the loss!

 

                        4)   This board, causing the leak, could sink the whole Ark, depending on where it was placed in the Ark.  Just one member, could destroy the whole assembly, if placed in a responsible position.

 

5)      The boards must be constantly checked for weakness and strength.  The members must care for one another and support the weak, as we are as strong as the weakest member!

 

Summary        So far the boards have been cut out of the tree to conform with the overall plan for the construction of the Ark. In some cases they have been put in the fire to steam them so they may be bent or twisted to bear a certain place of responsibility. All of these things would require great change from the original purpose of the tree.

 

                       

                        1John 2:12-14 talks about 3 stages of maturity in the believers growth,  can you see a relationship between theses scriptures and the different boards in the Ark.