Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The life and times of Ambassador Noah. Part 1. Pastor John Farley.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

An ambassador is a high ranking minister of state or of royalty sent to another state to represent his sovereign or country.

Differences of function depend on differences of spiritual gifts, stages of spiritual growth, historical circumstances, and environment at any given moment.

Common functions and services are all commanded by scripture. They include witnessing, prayer, and perception of doctrine.

The function of the ambassador for Christ is to beg the people of the world to be reconciled to God.

Differences of function depend on differences of spiritual gifts, stages of spiritual growth, historical circumstances, and environment at any given moment.

Your function as an Ambassador depends on:
– Spiritual gift
– Stage of spiritual growth
– Historical circumstances
– Environment

How can you characterize your environment, and how does that influence how you function as a Royal Ambassador?
First, you need to be oriented to the historical circumstances and environment in which you function.

Then it would be great if we could learn from someone who already faced what we’re facing and did a great job.

ROM 15:4 For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

The Church-age is the dispensation of historical trends without prophecy.

During our New England conference, Pastor McLaughlin presented a detailed, Biblical case as to why it is that we are in fact living today in the end times.

Our Lord then proceeds to describe what He calls the “birth pangs,” or the trends that will accompany those last days before His Second Coming (verses 4-14).

“For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah.”

This confirms the fact that Noah was the key ambassador for his generation.

Kerux = a herald or proclaimer of divine truth, especially of the gospel; God’s ambassador. (Thayer, Smith)

GEN 6:8 (KJV) But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
Chen = grace, or a favor freely given by someone who has something to give to someone in great need.

One of the greatest periods of evangelism in history resulting in millions hearing the Gospel, yet there were only eight (!) converts before civilization was destroyed.

We will first examine Noah’s historical circumstances and environment.
After that, we will see how Noah lived and fulfilled his ambassadorship.

Finally, we will explore the impact that this man’s life and ambassadorship had in the plan of God.

If we are living in the days immediately preceding the return of Jesus Christ, then we shall find some similar conditions to the days of Noah.

Differences in the function of our ambassadorship depend on our environment and historical circumstances.

– Noah’s generation
– Our generation
– The end times according to the Bible

(1) We live in the times of INVISIBLE spiritual warfare

(2) The Church Age is the INTENSIFIED stage of the angelic conflict.

ante = prior to or in front of
+ diluvian = of or pertaining to the Flood

The antediluvian period is the period that preceded the Great Flood of Noah.

Some say that “the sons of God” refer to the line of Seth, and the “daughters of men” refer to the line of Cain.

2PE 2:4 For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into Tartarus and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment;

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