NOAH

By Rev. Dr. Jerry Schmoyer  jerry@schmoyer.net 

  http://india.christiantrainingonline.org/

 

HAS GOD EVER SPOKEN TO YOU????

He spoke to me one day – really surprised me!

Said He was going to destroy everyone in a flood!

You really going to destroy everyone else?

You have a point – 1500 years and nothing but sin!

Why me and my family spared?  (to God)

        FAITH in God!

        HOLY life in obedience to God

        CLOSE personal relationship to God

 

I. THE FLOOD

 

A. BUILDING THE ARK

 

But if sending worldwide flood, how will we be safe?

ARK – what’s that?  big boat?  here?

        people will LAUGH! we’re on a mountain!

   where will all the water come from?

        rain?  what’s that? from clouds? what?

   OK, so we make a little boat

        I can handle that, we’ve made boats before

what’s that?  not ‘little’ boat?  what size?

        520’ long?  45’ wide?  75’ high? 3 floors?

why, that’ll take 120 years to build!  120?

        I’ll be 600 yrs old!

        people will REALLY laugh!

who’s allowed in?

        me & wife, Shem, Ham, Japheth & wives

                and their children

        animals???? how many?

                2 unclean, 14 clean?

                how?  migration (makes sense)

                        hibernation (that’ll work)

                        babies…

                        water species OK outside

 

OK God, I’ll do what you say …

When God says to do something, you better do it!

        God said build and ark, so I did it!

       

B. NOAH’S PERSEVERANCE

HARD PHYSICALLY

        so much wood, just getting trees there

        no power tools, machines – all by hand!

NOAH = learned from little things earlier in life

        trust God no matter what!

        quit job to work full-time

        always interrupted to preach to people

                curious crowds to see ‘old kook’

People come to stare (tourist attraction)

        + (good news) preach for 120 years

          (bad news) no converts

 

COMMAND TO PERSEVERE  1 Cor 16:13; II Th 2:15; II Th 3:13; Rev 14:12       

 

NATURE SHOWS PERSEVERANCE        for 1 pound of honey a bee must visit 56,000 clover heads, each with 60 flower tubes (1 trip each tube) = 3,360,000 trips!

(distance = equivalent of flying 3x around the world)

 

MRS. NOAH = trust husband

        hard to see him quit job

        know God will provide

                -normal income

                -extra cost to build ark

SHEM = firstborn support, follow father

MRS. SHEM = follow husband no matter what

        miss unsaved family, not on ark

HAM = second opposite of first, rebel

        bad attitude @ it, God, work, etc

        passed attitude to son Canaan

MRS. HAM = critical, gossipy, worldly  (saved for my sake)

        believed in God, but didn’t exercise faith

        closest friends mocked Noah

JAPHETH = between Shem & Ham

        own faith in God, but busy with own life

MRS. JAPHETH = unsure but trusted husband

        best friend rejects, not come

 

Day came to go in – GOD shut the door

        GOD inside with us (light, warmth, joy, life)

 

C. THE FLOOD

RAIN 40 days & nights – worldwide (not local flood)

 

EXTENT OF EFFECTS

        tremendous erosion from rainfall

        earthquakes, volcanic upheaval – water under ground

        canopy gone – climate change, rain

                north, south pole (ice ages)

                dinosaurs frozen with tropical food

        continents shift, ocean basins enlarged

        layers of sediment, dead animals laid down

        fossils formed (1 mile water 1 year) (coal to diamonds 

        ‘geological ages’ formed in few months

 

 

ON ARK 371 DAYS

        Patience, perseverance necessary

        Not know how long

        All those animals, work

        Rain 40 days day & night

        1 year in same boat

        On top of each other all the time

 

PERSEVERANCE BUILDS CHRISTIAN CHARACTER JOB

James 1:4  Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.  

 

D. AFTER THE FLOOD

GREAT to get onto dry land again!

Altar, sacrifices (innocent blood shed)

Changes:  COVENANT: rainbow promise no flood

                scatter, populate whole earth

        ANIMALS: afraid of man, each other

                man can eat meat

        NATURE: clouds, sunset, rain, climate

                decay/fermentation begin (wine)

 

NOAH’S SIN – drunk

        Ham & Canaan sinned worse, cursed

 

II. BABEL 

A. FLOOD TO BABEL

NOAH lived 350 more years (950 at death)

        about 1500 years after creation

        Adam to Enoch to Noah (direct line)

 

SHEM: Middle East (Israel, Arabs)   Semites

JAPHETH:  Europeans

HAM: Canaanites, Africans – serve Shem

 

NOAH 500 when had Shem

SHEM 100 when had ARPHAXAD

unknown men, gaps

PELEG 30 when had Nimrod

Flood (3000) to Nimrod (2550) – 450 yrs (100 after Noah

B. BABEL

MAN:       No Patience, perseverance

                Always in a hurry, want things right away

        Won’t spread out, want to stay together

        Impatient, want strength now

                Not patiently await growth, do it own way!

        “Run with PATIENCE”  Heb 12:1

                RUN = don’t quit, keep going forward

                PATIENCE = steady, consistent

                        Marathon-type running!

 

FROGS IN CREAM;  2 fell in can of cream, couldn’t climb

 

-Until an awful man named NIMROD came on scene…

 

NIMROD = ungodly rebel, murderer

        picture of Antichrist

        world-wide rebellion against God

        worshipped as baby in mo arms (Madonna)

                dead, back to life, etc.

        Why people follow a Nimrod?

“top to heavens” =

        NOT height of tower

        BUT astrology, horoscopes, pervert salv in stars

                (Jerry Schmoyer model)

 

World unity – based on astrology, not God

        TODAY: world unity (New Age)

                UN, etc, unite world without God!

        PRIDE:  Satan’s fall, Babel

PUNISHMENT: languages changes, can’t communicate

        ingenious way to end cooperation, make scatter

 

C. AFTER BABEL

SCATTERED into various nations

        Kept knowledge from God

                -salvation in stars

                -Creation, flood, Babel stories

 

CONCLUSION

 

MY LIFE A LESSON IN PERSEVERANCE:

        MINE in building boat, in boat

        DESCENDANTS in not persevering

                trying to do things quicker own way

 

LESSONS TO LEARN:

 

WE CAN PERSEVERE IN GOD’S STRENGTH John 15:4-5; 1 Cor 1:8-9         

 

GOD REWARDS FOR PERSEVERANCE  1 Cor 15:58; Heb 6:15; Gal 6:9; Rom 2:6-7; James 1:12; Heb 10:36; 2 Tim 2:12; 1 Tim 4:16 

 

Matt 25:21     “His master replied, `Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’  

 

1 Cor 4:2 Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.  

 

 

C t O Rev. Dr. JERRY SCHMOYER
Christian Training Organization
jerry@ChristianTrainingOrganization.org
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