Noahician

NOAHICIAN 2020

It is difficult for the Christian preacher – to find the exact and correct sermon to address the worldwide dilemma we are in.

Difficult, that is, if it is to have a great effect on the population.

Not just because of Covid-19, but in light of all the other changing ‘elements’ taking place in the world’s downward spiral.

If such a comprehensive message were to be found – it would be of no profit unless mixed with faith in those who heard it. (Hebrews 4/2).

Everything is being shaken. Manifest in the declining moral fibre of society to the chaos and confusion of nations, politically, financially, mentality, etc.

As a result the atmosphere is Noahician, in type and proportions.

Noah in his era experienced the same and more of the decline we are seeing today.

How did Noah feel and respond in such an atmosphere?

Well, Noah found God’s Grace to help, in the midst of a totally extreme godless and degenerate culture (Genesis 6/8).

As far as we know – no one else was directly hearing God’s voice in those days. On hearing God’s voice he (Noah) responded by building a large boat.

He still heard from God despite the declension of the society all around him.

But the atmosphere in the unseen realm could not have been worse.

Man invites the powers of darkness to take up strongholds, by virtue of rebellious behaviour. The more he (mankind) gives himself over to his lower nature of sin – the more contaminated the spiritual atmosphere becomes.

Noah’s message fell on spiritually deaf ears.

Then as God saw fit – the time came to destroy what destroys – thus the deluge sent by God.

But a boat of provision was built. Today the church of The Lord Jesus Christ, the body of Christ as it is referred to – is the new ‘ark’.

Thus: one application of the old hymn/chorus/spiritual lyric – ‘get on board little children get on board…’

(Originally a gospel train).

Getting on board’ is through salvation in Christ alone. God has a portion of His manifold Grace for every human being on the earth

1 Timothy 2:3-5

who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,

Through salvation in Christ we ‘get on board’ and become members of the company of people known as the church.

But the proportion of the population who got on board the crazy preacher’s wooden vessel was miniscule.

Eight out of..? (We are not told but) a small percentage indeed.

Because of rampant unbelief – the message didn’t do it – didn’t sweep multitudes into the ark.

Will this short post even stir eight to respond by seeking Christ’s salvation offer? Any chance of eight out of 7,763,035,303?

Luke 17/

26 And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: 27 They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.

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