Prepare Thee an Ark

Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Noah a righteous man was sent for 120 years to preach repentance unto the world. Prepare for yourself an ark! For it was revealed that the world was to be judged by water. The world did not hearken and were indeed consumed into the abyss. Now the time has come that the world will be judged by fire, when the Son of God returns in might and glory, and no longer will gopher wood save you, no not even the mountains will be able to withstand such fervent heat. No, only the love of the Father, faith in the Son, and the infilling of the Holy Spirit. For when the captive Israelites went into the furnace in Babylon, there the Son of Man was amidst them and kept them from death. Salvation has always been by God’s grace through the faith He has allotted unto us. Not only will God preserve your flesh in this place until the completion of your purpose, but He will also preserve your soul for eternity, for if Noah did not believe that God was going to bring the flood then he would not have built the boat, nor would have rest in the resurrection, just as if we believe that Jesus is the Christ we then will keep His commandments and be saved. Therefore, it was not the boat that saved him, but God who warned him, God that instructed him and caused his boat and all the seed of life to rest upon the same waters that He destroyed the world by. This is why the wise of this world are deemed fools, because although they store up riches and secure them with great effort, their souls inevitably will be demanded of them still, and because they did not trust in God here, God will not entrust them to His glory in the next.

Therefore, do not horde to yourself goods and material things. Do not build shelters to hide yourself from the tyrannies of men. In the Days of Joseph, it was not Joseph that harvested the surplus of the land,  but rather God that set Joseph up over the resources of Egypt knowing that he would do well unto his own people. Joseph suffered for the sake of righteousness, but did not commit to the work of the field, rather God provided him and his family plenty, in order that God’s will would be accomplished in preserving the seed of Abraham.

Is it not written that the yoke of the Lord is easy and His burden light? We then only suffer strife because of the toils of men. Did He not break five loaves for 5000? The journey was long, but the provision was simple. Did He not make fat the Israelites with manna in the wilderness and keep their materials from spoiling? Did He not feed Elijah by the crows and a single jar of leaven, was not John the Baptist satisfied on wild honey and locusts while he prepared the way for the LORD? Or when the disciples had nothing, did they lack? Does He not provide for those who love and trust Him? Why strive to preserve our own flesh when we are preserved by the One we have faith in, in order that we may continue on with His testimony? Why do we worry about the things He does for us with ease? What fruitless causes we suffer for! Struggle for the cause of righteousness, strive to enter the gates of the true ark, Yeshuah, and you will see that all you need is already within it. This shows that true salvation is not found in things, but rather in God who is bountiful in grace, who created and provides us with all necessary things. Just as glory comes not from the temple itself, but rather God who resides within the tabernacle. Thus, your works will reveal your measure of faith and where it lies. For if Noah had put his trust in the ark alone his flesh would still eventually fail, but because his faith was in the true ark, God, his soul was also spared and approved to enter everlasting life. as it is written, “But God remembered Noah and all the animals and livestock that were with him in the ark. And God sent a wind over the earth, and the waters began to subside. The springs of the deep and the floodgates of the heavens were closed, and the rain from the sky was restrained. The waters receded steadily from the earth, and after 150 days the waters had gone down.” Remember us O’Lord, and may we trust in YOU with all of our hearts, and seek not our own understanding, but rather to know YOU and YOUR ways.

Remember Peter now when he saw His Lord walking on the sea amidst the storm? He walked off the boat to meet Him, and his feet did rest atop the waters just as the ark did because he believed, and even when his faith faltered as he began to sink into the waves he cried out and God remembered him, just as he did Noah in those days, and immediately he was uplifted. It is written, in the days of Noah, so shall be the days of the coming of the Son of Man. When Christ returns, those who are alive and remain will be lifted up from the earth and meet the Lord in the air and rest upon the clouds of His coming to be saved from the reckoning He shall bring. Not by the works of our hands but because of His grace and because of His grace we believe in the only begotten Son of God that we might keep His testimony until the end. Amen

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