Thursday, June 30, 2016

NOAH’S ARK

Today’s Reading: Genesis 7-8

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Did you know that the Bible notes 80 species of mammals, 25 kinds of birds, 8 reptiles and 12 insects?

Key Verse: Genesis 7:1

Then the Lord said to Noah, “Come into the ark, you and all your household, because I have seen that you are righteous before Me in this generation.”

 

According to the dimensions given by God to Noah, the Ark was about 450 feet long (the length of 1-1/2 football fields), 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high. There were only eight human passengers. I’m told that the Chinese character for “safety” depicts eight people in a boat. According to the Bible, the world as we know it will again be destroyed. Next time, the Ark will be big enough to hold many more than eight people. God has provided a way, through Jesus, whereby all who receive Him as Saviour and Lord will be saved. Noah must have wept as he considered the fate of others, but there was nothing he could do. There is something we can do! It’s our job to invite everyone into the Ark. Jesus is the Ark of safety!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, again and again You invited people to come to You and You promised that You would receive all who come (John 6:37). Please Lord, grant me the honour of telling someone today about Your invitation, and may I urge people to decide today to come into the eternal safety that You have provided. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

Four years ago, a former 100 Huntley Street TV host, Lorna Dueck (who is now Crossroads new President and CEO), reminded me, as she helped me learn how to do a blog, that I had instructed her, We must never let a day go by on television without giving an invitation for people to respond to the call to be saved.” All those wonderful people who answer our Prayer Line at 1-866-273-4444 are prepared to lead people to assurance of their eternal salvation. June 15th, 1977, was the first day we had telephones available for immediate response. Don Osborne signaled to me from across the studio that the first person had just given their life to Christ on one of our 30 telephones. I said, “Everything is paid for now, because one soul is worth more than the whole world!”

Yours very, very, very truly,

David

 

 

8 thoughts on “Thursday, June 30, 2016

  1. What amazes me is just how unrighteous the society was at the time of Noah. With the exception of righteous Noah, his family and animals on the ark …. all was living creatures were wiped away. Could you imagine? God’s hatred of humankind was so pervasive that He even regretted creating humans for their wickedness? It must break His heart when He sees the state of decline in principles, values and morals in our society today … it’s almost a wonder that it doesn’t start to continually rain! But God created a ‘better way’ …. He created a vessel that we all might find ‘dry ground’ and safety. He sent His Son Jesus, that we all might be saved through Him. Let’s not waste a moment in finding Jesus, our refuge in the midst of the storm.

  2. Amen, David–thank you for that message. It is so meaningful when a soul is saved by Jesus. And thank you for the prayer lines. We come to You, Lord God. Thank You for receiving us and not casting us out. For we are nothing without You but everything with You. You are the Alpha and the Omega. The beginning and the end. Our life and breath depends on You, Lord. Noah’s life family and animals that filled the Ark and future generations from that point forward, depended on You, our sovereign God. Everything that transpired from that point forward worked to the blood line of us receiving Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Saviour and the gift of the Holy Spirit that lives and breathes in us. “‘In him we live and move and have our being’; as even some of your own poets have said, “‘For we are indeed his offspring.’ (Acts 17:28 ESV) Amen! Be blessed today, dearest saints in the Lord! What an awesome God we serve. Amen!

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  3. Amen! What a sad day for those who do not make it into the ark of God’s safety, Jesus Christ when He shall call them. Just gone through a funeral on Tuesday and am trusting that my friend made it in as I prayed with him the sinner’s prayer last October 28th. Am praying and trusting for many more. God bless you and thank you David and dear saints for your postings.

  4. SAFE IN THE ARMS OF JESUS…IN THE ARK!!! Thank you JESUS!!

    In all my ways I acknowledge you, for you direct my path. This is the DAY YOU HAVE MADE , I WILL REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN YOU!!

    Yes, Pastor David ” yours, very, very, very, truly ” Irene

    ALL OF NOAH’S FAMILY WERE SAFE IN THE ARK!!! I PRAY THAT ALL OF MY HOUSEHOLD WILL BE SAFE IN THE ARK WITH JESUS!!!
    I PRAY “JOHN 6:37” THAT MANY WOULD CALL ON YOUR NAME THIS DAY JESUS…AMEN!!

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