March 14th, 2017
Unravel and Relish the significance of the Ark
Genesis 7:21-23 (KJB) And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man: 22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died. 23 And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.
Many young children are familiar with the story of Noah’s ark. However, most adults have not taken the time to better understand the deeper significance of this great spiritual event. It is not just a simple story about bringing the animals two by two onto the ark, the coming rain, and a handful of people surviving the floods which soon ensued.
Here are a few major points to further contemplate:
It had never rained on this earth before Noah’s ark was built. Noah constructed the ark in obedience to God’s direction, without fully understanding about the coming rain.
Any living thing, which includes the birds in heaven, both people and animals, creatures crawling on the ground, in the oceans, ALL perished outside of the ark as the flood waters accumulated.
The ark is a picture of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ and records the safe passage for Noah and his family who chose safe haven found only inside the ark.
Finally, the various elements Noah was directed by God to use in constructing the ark each conveyed special spiritual significance.