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When the Door Was Shut (The days of Noah and today)
 
by: Joe R. Price
 Scripture Reading: Genesis 7:13-24

 INTRODUCTION:

  1. Gen. 6:5-8 - God sees the evil & the good -- He is offended by evil but blesses the good (6:13-14).
  2. The flood is a monument to God's judgment/destruction of sin - 2 Pet. 3:5-7.
  3. We are accused of condemning people to hell/damnation when we preach the truth of the gospel.
  4. 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!

  1. 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)
  2. Life of faith condemns the world! - Heb. 11:7
  3. Shall we blame others for our sins? - Jn. 3:19-21
  4. Shall we blame God?

 II. WHO SHUT THE DOOR OF THE ARK? - Gen. 7:16 GOD DID!

  1. Noah preached righteousness, but it was God who closed off all future opportunities to be saved!
  2. Heb 9:27; 2 Cor. 6:2 - Today is the day of salvation!
  3. God will execute His wrath against all sin!

 III. THE MESSAGE DID NOT CHANGE. RIGHTEOUSNESS!

  1. He preached the same message for 100 years! - 2 Pet. 2:5 (Gen. 5:32; 7:5-6); cf. 2 Tim. 4:2-5.
  2. How often will we try to change the message of truth to suit ourselves?!
  3. 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!

  1. "All flesh" was destroyed! - Gen. 7:17-24.
  2. God showed no partiality. All outside the ark were wicked!
  3. -He will show no partiality in the final judgment, either - (Rom. 2:1-11 - Are you prepared for judgment?)
  4. 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!

  1. Today is the day of salvation! - 2 Cor. 6:2
  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)

 CONCLUSION:

 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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