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Noah: Perseverant Saint (The Lesson Noah can teach us)

“Noah: Perseverant Saint

(The Lesson Noah can teach us)

This is a liturgical message delivered on the 3rd week of the Lunar Month of Zif which directs our minds towards the consideration of the content of Genesis 6-7.

In this message we will give consideration to the subject of the days of Noah, what his world was looking like, what Noah’s calling was and what lessons we can learn as we see the world around us come to an end through like destructions which other societies have experienced. In this message we are going look at the meaning ‘Sons of God’ and ‘daughters of men’ as well considering the direction Christian need to focusing in the days ahead for our nation.


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Noah: Perseverant Saint

(The Lesson Noah can teach us)

 

Gen_6:1  And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
Gen 6:2  That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
Gen 6:3  And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
Gen 6:4  There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
Gen 6:5  And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
Gen 6:6  And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
Gen 6:7  And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
Gen 6:8  But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
Gen 6:9  These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
Gen 6:10  And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
Gen 6:11  The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
Gen 6:12  And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
Gen 6:13  And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
Gen 6:14  Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
Gen 6:15  And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.
Gen 6:16  A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.
Gen 6:17  And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.
Gen 6:18  But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives with thee.
Gen 6:19  And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.
Gen 6:20  Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.
Gen 6:21  And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.
Gen 6:22  Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.
Gen 7:1  And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.
Gen 7:2  Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.
Gen 7:3  Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.
Gen 7:4  For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.
Gen 7:5  And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him.
Gen 7:6  And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.
Gen 7:7  And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
Gen 7:8  Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,
Gen 7:9  There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
Gen 7:10  And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.
Gen 7:11  In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
Gen 7:12  And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
Gen 7:13  In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah’s wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark;

In the story of the beginning of the world we are 8 generations of the sons of Adam when we arrive at Noah. God made a race of Blushing men and made a man named Adam after his kind to be the federal head of this race.
Generation after generation Adam’s race became larger, and both sons and daughter were abundant. With a multiplication of children which is to be a blessing, came also the sad reality of the curse- thorns and thistle or less than desirable children were born to Adam’s tribe, these girls were pleasant to the eye- pretty. They were fair, but they did not have faith, they were reckoned as simply את־בנות האדם / benuth H’adam, meaning the daughter of the men of the race.

These are flesh daughters in reference here, and they are contrasted with the Sons of the God / beni h’elohim or as we say in English the sons of God,
These are not in fact generated as Christ was born of Mary, but rather these are the men who as we were told ” called upon the name of YHWH”, this is the church of the day in which this was spoken.

And as we know about Christian’s and Israelites, just because one is believer and hearer of the call of salvation does not mean he make the best choices for the future.
And this is what we see:

Gen 6:2 … the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
Gen 6:3  And YHWH said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh…

LXX says
should [2stayG2650 kata-menō to stay fully or reside
Therefore the Brenton LXX My Spirit shall certainly not remain among these men for ever, because they are flesh.
Now notice the focus is on “these men”, that is the males of the people of the Adam

What the problem was in the world was an indiscriminate taking of wives by the church before Noah’s day.

Christian men do not always live perfectly, some times they have never been taught that word of God, or sometimes they even reason it away- yes they are truly faithful to God and have faith in his and trust in his salvation by Grace through Jesus and all that, but he doesn’t discriminate according to the law of God,he does not judicially consider the world through a scope of God’s righteousness as God would have man live. This is the sad repeating tendancy of man, even of the Christian. It is for this reason, God gave prophets and preachers of righteousness to the church to edify and admonish them to live according to the Law of God, not only to teach Salvation in the world to come, but to teach the better way of life by the law of God.
This is what Noah was in his generation, at the time after these things came to pass:

2Pe 2:5  And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
Noah was a prophet a preacher and teacher of righteousness.

And so before Noah realized his duty, the earth fell into disarray because the Sons of God / Christians forgot their responsibility in the first 2 primary levels of government, individual governance and family government.

We know this because:

Gen 6:2  the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

Rather than discriminating between the righteous qualities of the women available in the Adamic community beauty and sensuality, lawful though it be expedient it is not, and it will lead to unlawfulness in its development in the generations to come.

This situation laid at the feet of the Men in v. 3 when God says, ” My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.”

So God sees the fault of the men of Adam, in the Sons of God and sees it develope into a brood of wickedness, and God say in 120 years his days are numbered.
God says this because as v. 4 says  there were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

Gen 6:5  And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
Gen 6:6  And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
Gen_6:7  And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me them

Gen 6:12  And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
Gen 6:13  And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

Some believe these giants were giants in size as the scripture in the Numbers does corroborate that this word can reference men with bedsteads of Iron that are huge, but I think it is important to not loose sight of what is happening regardless of if the Word Nephilim or Giant, though lit ‘fallen ones’ means a big tall strong man or if it is a figure of speech in reference to men of power, in authority in the earth.
And the important idea, here is this: Look at what the Sons of God did with the daughters of flesh.
Look at the problems they brought about with indiscriminate judgment, not thinking according to the Law of God judiciously in taking wives to be the mothers of their children, this primary failure on the part of the elect lead to downward spiral of all the things next listed: Corruption of the earth in a physical sense and this leading to violence that filled the earth.

Gen_6:12  And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
Gen 6:13  And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

More than one ancient writer tell us that the corruption in reference is to the mixing of various kinds and that in some way the corruption perpetrated was of a genealogical tone:
The Apocryphal book of Tobit has Tobit encourage his son Tobias in brotherly love in saying:

Tob_4:12  Beware of all whoredom, my son, and chiefly take a wife of the seed of thy fathers, and take not a strange woman to wife, which is not of thy father’s tribe: for we are the children of the prophets, Noe, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: remember, my son, that our fathers from the beginning, even that they all married wives of their own kindred, and were blessed in their children, and their seed shall inherit the land.

And while I put no stock in the authority of Jashur, not even on matters historical, the book is nevertheless the understanding of the language seen in Genesis of the sins of those day:

Jas 1:128. And every man made unto himself a god, and they robbed and plundered every man his neighbor as well as his relative, and they corrupted the earth, and the earth was filled with violence.
129. And their judges and rulers went to the daughters of men and took their wives by force from their husbands according to their choice, and the sons of men in those days took from the cattle of the earth, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and taught the mixture of animals of one species with the other, in order therewith to provoke the Lord; and God saw the whole earth and it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted its ways upon earth, all men and all animals.

And so here is the World of Noah, the World God says “I will destroy…both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.”
And then we read…

Gen_6:8  But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
Gen 6:9  These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
Gen 6:10  And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Now it is obvious from the text that Noah’s heritage is foundational to this passage, as the passage deals with ‘generation’ in a genealogical sense from 2 angles:

1.From the angle of Noah being a recipient of Grace
2. From the angle of the wife he took (which I would still say was on account of Noah’ grace)

1.From the angle of Noah being a recipient of Grace
a. from the fact that he was sensitive to the just or right choices in need of being made in the time he lived, especially in regards to his family, primarily in taking a Godly wife to produce Godly offspring and pure in generation

b. that Noah was a good judge, that is a man of justice, as also was corroborated by him being a preacher of righteousness- Noah was a judicious man, Noah saw the need for the times.

c. Noah as a recipient of Grace, Walked with God like his forefather’s whom God has preserved as calling on His name and walking with Him, Noah did what Adam and Eve didn’t want to do in the cool of day because of the shame of sin- Noah walked with God.

Walking with God is the best company one can have:

1Co_15:33  Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
1Co_15:33  Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”
1Co 15:34  Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.

Psa_1:1  Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
Psa 1:2  But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
Psa 1:3  And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
Psa 1:4  The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
Psa 1:5  Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
Psa 1:6  For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

and this is exactly what we find in the Life of Noah and in the world he lived:


Gen 6:22  Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.

I point out the peculiarity of this statement to the unbeliever, have once been one, in considering this statement
“Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD”
But after becoming a believer, the confusion fell away and I understood the meaning clearly as I came to understand more about the gifts given in saving Grace. In fact Noah is our first example of use of the Word ‘Grace’ in the bible.

Noah was born of a perfect generation, the son of Adam, but more than this Noah was a Son of the God, and Noah took responsibility in his action in the world as a Child of God should and not as child of the flesh.

Noah knew the principle of:

1Co_7:31  And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.

Noah saw his duty as a child of God as a recipient of Grace, and was not only found judicious and generating proper seed for the future but Noah walked with God- which continues his learning, betters his moral and leads him in the straight path away from the corruptions of this world.

God has determined to destroy and kill everything in Noah’s world, and yet ut Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
It is Grace, that made Noah the man he was, Grace preceded all noah’s righteousness or justness, race preceded Noah’s choice of a wife to produce perfect offspring, God’s grace, God’s special look at Noah kept him, preserved him and drew him nearer the Lord to walk with him more closely and dearly to know the way he must go an live, he and his house.

The picture of Grace is finding it in the eyes of YHWH, and this means YHWH first looks at you, and when you look up you know you have been found, you know He is watching you, and you conduct yourself accordingly.
This is what it means for by Grace ye are saved, it is not of yourself it is the gif of God.

2. From the angle of the wife he took:
a. Noah’s wife was obviously a daughter of God and well matched to a son of God

b. and she was not of any other kind as to perpetrate the genealogical sin that proceeded from the first poor choice of a godless Adamic wife.

c. this is seen by the generational or genealogical list of sons, that certainly this is implies, and that Noah’s being a just man and his perfectness in his generations, and Noah walking with God.

Why did Noah live justly among the unjust?

Why did Noah, choose a wife that was suitable to God’s approval more than his flesh appetite? His fellows, even other Christians who called on the name of YHWH with him chose the fair, the beautiful, the Daughters of flesh- why did Noah chose a Godly wife?
and foremost why did Noah walk with God, desire to walk with God and therefore walk in the ways of the LORD and not in the councils of the ungodly men of his day?
Grace. Predestined? Yes. But functioning upon the will in a way we all understand. No matter if Noah was married to his wife before his conversion or after- God preserved Noah, and Noah walked with God.

And walking with God implies emphatically that He did the works God appointed him to do, kept the commandments God commanded that he knew, and desired to know more day and night of the meditations of a godly man.

So beyond these morally just attributes of Noah which he willingly chose as a man found in God’s eyes, we also see the acts of common life showing the faith of Noah’s perseverance:

Gen 6:14  Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
Gen 6:15  And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.
Gen 6:16  A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.
Gen 6:17  And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.
Gen 6:18  But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives with thee.

The book of Ecclesiasticus from the Apocrypha say it like this:

Sir 44:17  Noah was found perfect and righteous; in the time of wrath he was taken in exchange for the world; therefore was he left as a remnant unto the earth, when the flood came.
Sir 44:18  An everlasting covenant was made with him, that all flesh should perish no more by the flood.

But the establishment (notice the word) the establishment of YHWH’s Covenant is with Noah in all this work, in all his actions, Noah works out of his salvation and thereby Works the works of a man whose found Grace and posses that covenant of peace and mercy. Noah doesn’t work for his grace, rendering grace no longer grace, but Noah works from the great gift he is given the works of faith, and the scripture says:

…Gen 6:22  Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.
Gen 7:1  And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

Have you ever considers YHWH’s infallible perspective on the flood?

Heb_11:7  By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he (Noah) condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

Noah condemned the world by moving with fear and doing the things commanded of him which God taught him and told him graciously

And another perspective:

1Pe_3:20 …once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.

Do you notice in both NT perspectives, the Holy Spirit directs our mind to salvation, and preparing… the gracious disposition of Noah.

Our days are not much different than Noah’s in this world

 

 

 

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About JS Lowther

I am a servant of YHWH through his perfect Son Jesu(s) Christ who's redemption power of my soul I have Faith in. Having been redeemed by the blood of Christ, I wish to no longer spend my time in the lusts of the flesh and of this world, but to promote the Gospel of the Kingdom by means of the New Covenant, a reNewal of the Covenant YHWH God has made with his people Israel in the blood of Christ (Jer 31:31 and Heb 8:8) which writes the Law of God upon the Heart and Mind beside the forgiveness of sin and transgressions. It is my mission to show the Israel of God the Salvation which is taught by the Scripture Alone and offered in all ages by Grace Alone through Faith Alone in the work of Christ Alone to the Glory of GOD Alone. I believe Christ Jesus is the incarnate Son of God as the WORD made flesh, and the son of man born of the virgin Mary conceived of the Holy Spirit: I believe Christ Jesus Lived a perfect life for us as a living sacrifice as well as a pattern of the Sanctified newness of life a believer has in Him, I believe Christ Jesus died a cursed death on the Cross for His people of Covenant who are sinners, and I believe in Christ Jesus who Resurrected with power from Death from the grave to Justify the offenders. This is the same Jesus who is indeed the Son of David and king of Israel, who is both LORD and Christ over all the kings and dominions of the earth! In the fullness of time YHWH will regather his people under the Head of the Church Jesu(s) Christ to effect his will according to the Lord's prayer, Psalm 2, 8 and 110 as well as Genesis 1:26. The focus of my administration of the Gospel is like unto my Lord's who said "I have come not but for the lost sheep of the house of Israel.."(Mathew 15:24), and so I have come to my European kinsman according to the flesh. As a modern day Puritan separatist it is my goal to purify the church of Christ with Faith heretofore stated. I am studying to show my self approved, if you have any questions just ask!

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