Nothing is impossible for God
Noah Obeys God – Part 2
Eternity Past, Age of Gentiles, Age of Israel, Hypostatic Union, Church Age, Tribulation, Millennium, Eternal future
Before you begin this Bible study, If you have never believed in Jesus Christ as your Savior, John 3:16 tells us: “ For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, shall not perish, but have eternal life.’ Simply have faith that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins and you will have eternal life and be saved. If you have believed in Jesus Christ as your Savior; then 1 John 1:9 tells us; “If you confess your sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Simply privately tell God the Father your sins to be filled with God the Holy Spirit and He will teach you Bible truth. (Rebound)
Promise Memory Verse
“For nothing will be impossible with God.” Luke 1:37
Last week we learned that a long time ago, God saw that the whole earth was filled with violence and corruption. Much of it was caused by Satan and his group of fallen angels and people all of whom hated God.
God realized that something drastic had to be done, so He decided to flood the entire earth to punish them.
God picked Noah and his wife and 3 sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth and their wives to be saved from the flood out of all of the people in the entire world. Noah had accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his savior and he loved and trusted God very much and walked with God.
God told Noah His plan about the flood and that He wanted Noah to build a huge ship called an ark.
Last week we saw that Noah obeyed God even though it probably didn’t make any sense to him because during the Age of the gentiles when this took place, it had never rained before. In fact, Noah had lived over 500 years by this time and had never even had to even use an umbrella.
Can you imagine Noah obeying God for that long when everyone else hated God? I am sure it wasn’t easy.
God didn’t want all of the animals to drown, so He told Noah that He wanted him to bring two of every kind of animals both male and female and 7 of every kind of clean animals into the ark. Some of the clean animals were for food for Noah and his family and also for sacrifices made to God.
Noah spent a long time in fact 120 years to build this giant ship that was really a floating zoo. The size of it was massive and it would take 30 cars lined up bumper to bumper for the length of the Ark, 90 loaves of bread put end to end for the width of the Ark and 9 gorillas standing on each other’s heads for the height of the Ark.
Work, work, work, pound, pound, pound, run up ladders, run down ladders, at last the ark was finished. Noah loaded lots of food into the ark for him and his family and then God sent lots and lots of animals to him. Two by two in went boy lions and girl lions, boy monkeys and girl monkeys, birds of all kinds flew into the ark and of course more animals that Noah and his family could use for food and sacrifice as well.
Finally the time came for Noah who was over six hundred years old by then and his family to obey God and go inside of the ark. It must have been really dark inside of it, so I am sure that God provided a way for them to see. Next, God closed the huge door and it was sealed so tight that water couldn’t get inside the ark.
Seven days later it started raining and water rose up from the ground as well until there wasn’t any dry land. The water got so high that it even covered up the tops of the mountains. God kept Noah and his wife and 3 sons, and their wives were safe as they floated in the giant box like ship on top of the water. It rained and rained for for 40 days and nights.
Birds were chirping and flying around, lions roared, monkeys chattered, and the sheep said “baah…baah”.
Noah kept on trusting God and he and his family kept very busy taking care of all of the animals. I’m pretty sure Noah must have held his nose a lot too because there weren’t the most pleasant smells coming from the ark either.
God kept on keeping Noah and his family and the animals safe and everyone that had been on earth perished. It seems impossible for this to happen but; impossible isn’t in God’s vocabulary. There is still more to this story and we will find out what happens next week.
This story shows that when you believe in Jesus Christ as your Savior, you can be a hero just like Noah.
You matter to God just as much as Noah did!