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NOAH

LESSON 12

THE BUILDING OF THE ARK

THE DOOR

Gen 6:16         "…And the door of the Ark, shalt thou set in the side thereof;…"

 

                        There is only one door to the Ark as there is only one Door to enter to have eternal life - Jesus.

 

THE WINDOW

Gen 6:16         "A window shalt thou make to the ark,... finish it above…"

 

                        This window was not in the side to see the horrible happenings but finished above, so they could have their eyes and vision toward heaven.

 

THREE STOREYS - FIRST, SECOND, THIRD HEAVENS

Gen 6:16         Must climb to the top storey to look through the window and see Heaven!

 

2 Co 12:2        Paul was taken to the Third Heaven.

 

THE RAIN

                        Rain, all through the Holy Scriptures, signified the Spirit.  Without the rain coming down from Heaven the Ark would not rise up.  Without the Spirit the Church will not rise in that day.

 

Rom 8:11        "But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you!"

 

SOME SCRIPTURES

Hosea 6:3        "…He shall come unto us as the rain…"

 

Joel 2:23          "…The former rain, and the latter rain in the first month."

 

Is 55:8‑13        …As the rain cometh down from Heaven, …so shall my Word be, that goeth forth…

 

Mt 5:44‑45       Jesus said, "…(He) sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust."

 

Comment        From the Words of Jesus, we can see the picture in Noah's Day.

1)      The rain brought blessing on the just that built the Ark, for it raised them up.

2)      The rain brought judgement on the unjust, who built not the Ark, for the rain drowned them all!