When the Door Was Shut
(The days of Noah and today)|
by: Joe R. Price
Scripture Reading: Genesis 7:13-24
- Gen. 6:5-8 - God sees the evil & the good -- He is offended by evil
but blesses the good (6:13-14).
- The flood is a monument to God's judgment/destruction of sin - 2 Pet.
- We are accused of condemning people to hell/damnation when we preach
the truth of the gospel.
- Let us see simple yet profound principles of truth & God's judgment
against sin from the flood.
I. WHO SENT THE FLOOD?
- 2 Pet. 2:5 GOD DID!
- Not Noah's fault because he built the ark as God commanded, lived
righteously and was saved by grace thru faith! (cf. Gen. 6:5-8)
- Life of faith condemns the world! - Heb. 11:7
- Shall we blame others for our sins? - Jn. 3:19-21
- Shall we blame God?
II. WHO SHUT THE DOOR
OF THE ARK? - Gen. 7:16 GOD DID!
- Noah preached righteousness, but it was God who closed off all future
opportunities to be saved!
- Heb 9:27; 2 Cor. 6:2 - Today is the day of salvation!
- God will execute His wrath against all sin!
III. THE MESSAGE DID
NOT CHANGE. RIGHTEOUSNESS!
- He preached the same message for 100 years! - 2 Pet. 2:5 (Gen. 5:32;
7:5-6); cf. 2 Tim. 4:2-5.
- How often will we try to change the message of truth to suit
- How often shall you hear the message of truth & do nothing?
IV. WHO WAS LOST? -
Lk. 17:26-27; Matt. 24:39. THOSE OUTSIDE THE ARK!
- "All flesh" was destroyed! - Gen. 7:17-24.
- God showed no partiality. All outside the ark were wicked!
- -He will show no partiality in the final judgment, either - (Rom.
2:1-11 - Are you prepared for judgment?)
- Where will you be when the door is shut?! cf. Matt. 25:6-13
V. WHO WAS SAVED?
THOSE INSIDE THE ARK! - Gen. 7:23; 1 Pet. 3:20
VI. TIME ENOUGH YET? -
Matt. 24:38-44. YES!
- Today is the day of salvation! - 2 Cor. 6:2
- Today is the day to warn, to preach, to obey & be saved! - Lk.
13:23-24; Matt. 7:13-14; Jn. 14:6 (Acts 4:12)
When the door is shut, the final trumpet is sounded & the nations
gathered for judgment before the Almighty.......where
will you be??!!
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