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September 27, 2021 6:00 am
Welcome to the Kerwin Baptist Church broadcast today. Our desire is for the word of God spread throughout so that all may know Christ. Join us now for a portion of one of our services here at Kerwin Baptist Church located in Kernersville, North Carolina.
Genesis chapter 81. And I know about you but I have really enjoyed learning about the ark and just how it constantly points to Christ, everything in God's word either points towards points to or points back to Christ. Great Genesis chapter 8 verse one. One of the best phrases in the Bible and God remembered Noah and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark and God made a wind to pass over the earth and the waters assuaged the fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped and the rain from heaven was restrained by the way, let me just say this, I had an individual asked or a couple actually is that where does the Bible say that that there had never been rain and in Genesis chapter 2 verses five through six will tell you that how explains that rain had not fallen on the earth and then obviously were just a few chapters later we find no in the art and this is the first time that it had rained. Look at verse three and the waters returned from off the earth continually or basically drained. Obviously, and after the end of the hundred and 50 days the waters were abated in the ark rested in the seventh month, on the 17th day of the month upon the mountains of Ararat.
We again I'm not meaning to go back in and review but this verse obviously the seventh month, 17th day of the month. According to the Jewish calendar the ark rested on exactly the same day that Jesus rose from the grave on the third day after dying on the cross.
Let me mention this verse if there might be some that were in here verse five and the waters decreased continually until the 10th month in the 10th month on the first day of the month were the tops of the mountains, seen, and it came to pass at the end of 40 days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made and he sent forth a raven which which went forth, to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth. Also, he sent forth a dove from him to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground, but the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot and she returned unto him into the ark for the waters were on the face of the whole earth notices then he put forth his hand and took her and pulled her in unto him into the ark, and he stayed yet another seven days, and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark and the dove came into him in the evening and low in her mouth was an olive leaf plucked off so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth, and he stayed yet another seven days and sent forth the dove which returned not again unto him anymore. The obviously we we find in these verses will explain a little bit look verse 15 and God spake on the nose thing go forth of the ark Val and my wife and thy sons, and thy sons wives with the bring forth with the every living thing that is with the of all flesh, both of Fallon of cattle and of every creeping thing that creep with upon the earth, that they may breed abundantly in the earth and be fruitful and multiply upon the earth Noah went forth and his sons and his wife and his sons wives with him every beast, every creeping thing and every Fallon whatsoever creep with upon the earth after their kinds went forth out of the ark very important listen. Verse 20 and Noah build an altar unto the Lord and took of every clean beast member what we said how the Bible said that they took seven of each kind of clean beast into of unclean we find out what these clean animals we believe are used for food on the ark and also Noah had to have those animals. There kept them alive. The entire time so that when he will got off the ark, he would have a clean animal to sacrifice unto the Lord. Verse 20 and of every clean. Fallon offered burnt offerings on the altar and the Lord smelled a sweet savor and the Lord said in his heart. I will not again curse the ground anymore for man's sake the imagination a man's heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I again smite anymore.
Every living thing is I have done God that I'm not gonna wipe off an entire planet again like this verse 22. While the earth remain if seedtime and harvest, cold and heat in summer and winter, day and night shall not cease.
And ever since that moment the sun comes up every morning the moon comes out with. You can see it or not. Moon comes out.
We have our seasons. We have our times, God's been running everything like clockwork.
Since he promised it or we love you this morning and Lord as we look at this particular chapter Lord as we have seen how this entire ark pointed at salvation through you, or may we see that this ark also pictures the sovereignty which you possess. Lord I pray that you bless your precious name in Jesus name we pray.
Amen. God remembered Noah number one this morning and if you're keeping notes. I want you to write this down.
These will be on the screen as we look at this chapter number one. I want you to see that we observe and act of grace, but verse one and God remembered Noah and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark. First, we see personal grace. God remembered Noah. Then we see preserving grace because he remembered all every living thing. So God obviously showed grace to Noah and he showed grace to mankind to preserve him and we find something interesting about this phrase that God remembered Noah. This is an expression as we would call it after the manner of men, for the Bible says that none of God's creatures, much less of his people are forgotten of God. Do you know that God keeps track of every little sparrow that flies God remembers every little animal.
And God remembered Noah. Now listen to me. I want you to understand this. The whole race of mankind except for Noah and his family was now extinguished every piece of mankind up into that point had been sent to the land of forgetfulness to be remembered no more of the Bible makes it clear that and I think of Matthew chapter 7 I think of chapter 11 I think of different places in Matthew, but especially where God says this that not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he that do with the will of my father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in the name in the dining of cast out devils in the and in thy name done many wonderful works and this is what Jesus says and then will I profess unto them, I never knew you. It's as if you've never existed, but God remembered Noah and dear friend if you been saved by the grace of God he will remember you different. If you've never been saved. It's as if you will never have existed, you will spend a crisis eternity in hell. But if you put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ. In Christ, just like Noah and his family trusted in the Arctic give that God provided God will remember you.
I think of Habakkuk chapter 3 verse two as you look at the fact that obviously Noah and these eight individuals were saved and everybody else was killed in the Bible says that God saw that man's imaginations were only evil continually. And God decided that he was going to kill all of mankind because they had become only evil, but God that Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord, and I find something in Habakkuk chapter 3 verse two. Oh Lord, I have heard thy speech and was afraid of the Lord revived. I work in the midst of the years in the midst of the years make known in wrath remember mercy and in God's wrath on mankind. He remember her saying act of grace God remembered Noah listen to me if you have trusted your self in Christ, he will one day remember you listen to me, those that remember, God shall certainly be remembered of him.
There will come a judgment day what you believe this or not, folks, there will come a day when God will return for us.
There will be a tribulation period of seven years and then God will return and we will have the thousand year reign of Christ on the earth, and there will come judgment day the judgment seat of Christ.
And if you have not been saved. If you have never put I didn't say if you been baptized. I didn't say if you go to a church if you put money in offering. I didn't even say she came up to an altar look at me different. If you have not put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ. If you do not have a personal relationship with the Almighty God, look at me that day. Judgment seat of Christ.
He will not remember you will be done by God. I was at Carl Baptist Church that offering I did all these things, but God will not remember you remembered Noah does Noah put his faith in God. God said it was going to rain God said judgment was coming.
God said build our God to get on the ark and Noah did everybody else reject it. And when you do what God says to do and you obey him, and you believe him and you believe his word and you put your trust in that God says he'll remember you, but if you don't dear friend that day will come, that you would give anything for him to remember you, but you will dear friend I'm here to say we go you know we got NCAA going on right now. We got ball teams plan each other and and you got thousands of people sit there that stadium.
But there's nothing more important that what you're hearing from me this morning if you die without Christ you will spend an eternity in hell.
I don't ever want you to say I didn't say it dear friend I'm here to say if you want God, remember you like a remembered Noah, then you've got to do just like Noah, like Noah put his faith and trust in God and entered into the ark, you gotta put your faith and trust in Christ and enter into salvation act of grace. By the way different. If you been saved in the day comes, you and I are at the judgment seat of Christ were knocking to be judge their because we been saved that my dear friend is grace what you know to secondly we see an act of gentleness he would've verse four Genesis chapter 8 verse four. Five. Notices. If you will.
Bible says and the ark rested in the seventh month, on the 17th day of the month upon the mountains of Ararat and the waters decreased continually until the 10th month in the 10th month on the first day of the month were the tops of the mountain scene notices the ark rested now. This had to be some satisfaction to Noah that the house that he had been living in finally stopped moving. It written the tilt a whirl of the fair were you glad when it stopped moving. I was on one of those one time in high school. Somebody got sick and their sickness covered everybody in the tilt a whirl and then everybody got sick over 11. I think stop moving. Imagine Noah all this time.
All these animals and they had wives so you know is a rough trip on it. I just killed out all my goodness with Phil that will delete hey had his sons to yet you think you have about your family because you could your document, between like that. Imagine him. He had 35,000 species on that are the ark rested. By the way it rested upon a mountain because it was directed by God, not by Noah. Listen to me if Noah had been steering that are member what we said last week the ark. What made the sale was made to float God and put a sale on or rather he didn't want Noah steering God was in control, God wanted to steer it.
You think that Noah could have possibly maneuvered and and and change that boat and steer that boat you think Noah could possibly done it just right to rest on the mountaintop. The only reason he was safe is because God had control and just to show how gentle God is that ark rested on the mountaintop superrich. I don't understand why that is important.
Listen to be different once you trust in the ark of salvation. You will find rest. The Bible says for your soul. Why that preacher because peace only comes from Christ, dear friend, you can run and run and run and try everything that this world has to offer and you think is going to bring peace into your life and I'm here to tell you will find it anywhere but in Jesus Christ. That's the only place your soul will ever find rest and act of gentleness want you to notice and I believe this is very very important.
Look at verses one and two is actually second on outline is an active power you would've the second part of verse one God remembered Noah and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark and God made a wind to pass over the earth and the waters assuaged notices. The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped and the rain from heaven was restrained. Listen me.
Did you see that what an active power.
God commanded the wind, he simply look at the wind and said go and it went. What a sovereign God that God can even control the winds, to get started on this will win think is the Bible speaks much about it.
Proverbs chapter 30 verse four. Listen to this, who hath ascended up into heaven or descended, who had gathered the window in his fists.
The Bible says that God has the winds in his fist.
Listen to this Psalm 135, seven because of the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth. He maketh lightnings for the rain.
He bring the wind out of his treasuries, his treasuries listen me dear friend. That means that the wind is nothing but a resource to God. He keeps it in his treasury and whatever he wants it he can have whatever he wanted to do it will do what a sovereign God. Psalm 148 eight says fire and hail, snow and vapor stormy wind fulfilling his word. Even the winds.
God will use to fulfill his word you say preacher prove it.
What you think split the waters as Moses was leaving the children of Israel out of Egypt and they came to the Red Sea what you think split the waters so well waters just congeal why what you think. Because God brought a wind listen to me.
Not only did that wind that God brought us apart those waters with the Bible says they went through on what dry ground.
Guess what the Bible says that this when did when God brought it it began to receive the water from all fear where when that water go, it would have to go into the oceans and they were already up above the mountains. So where when that water go this way different.
When you wash your hand at a restroom you got hands and and I don't like it when they have the gun put the thing in the blower I will have patience for that by going like this and I gotta do that just to go out and on the hug my wife and wife on the back of her.
She doesn't realize it but I don't like you don't have time to do that. But what does that do that when dries the water from both your hands. That's exactly what this when did God control the wind.
Not only did he take the wind and he control the waters of the Red Sea, but he may drive around where the waters used to be.
And God brought the wind out here for Noah and not only did he receive the water off the earth, but it dry land, God controls everything. God is sovereign polygamy. If he can control the win.
Don't you think you can control a circumstance in your life. An act of power by the way I think is very interesting.
It would seem.
While the waters increased that there was no wind. That means as the rains were coming down and and and literally the foundations of the earth were split and the waters begin to rise as the flood began to come. There were no wind, but when soon as God wanted it. He brought the wind. He held it back and he started different, just like he can control the wind, he can control circumstances in your life to bring you closer to him in active power. Oh, the power got number four this morning want you to see in active patients actually were six if you would've Genesis chapter 8 will go through this very quickly.
But I want to notice this, we have an interesting story. Noah sends out a raven.
Now you first you say will winds that send out a raven raven never came back. Raven went to and fro, Going back and forth with a raven never came back. The Bible says seven days later he put out a dove, and that dove came back to him and then seven days later he put out a dove again and that dove came back to him and then seven days later he put out a dove again and that dove came back to him. They say preacher what was going on here. Melissa very closely. The fact that Noah sent forth that dove. The second time seven days after the first time and we believe the first time he sent out the 77 days after he sent out the Raven so that means this. He sent out the Raven seven days later, he sent out a dove.
Seven days later, he sent out the dove again seven days later, he sent out the dove again. What does this show us what we do every seven days.
We go to church. You know that Noah was observing the Sabbath.
Obviously, what we would call Saturday and Noah was observing that Sabbath every seven days now.
Why is this so important to us because I believe that he sent out that Raven on the Sabbath and any sent out the dove. The next Sabbath and he sent out the dove again the next Sabbath and he sent out the dove again on the next Sabbath. Why because he was worshiping God and on the Sabbath. He expected blessings from heaven provisions from God, and he sent out those nasty some different. You expect blessings from God. When you show up at church do you come expecting to get something from God or do we come to leave an active patients look at me different. Noah let God do his work in his time. Now I find it very interesting here Psalm five verse three says this my voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord, in the morning will I direct my prayer unto the and will look up the window was obviously at the top of the art Noah had to look up on the Sabbath and released a raven and that Raven never came back. Why is that will Raven obviously isn't ravenous bird. Raven's feed on dead animals and, obviously, is that Raven was released.
He never came back because obviously that Raven went and found some dead animal somewhere, probably floating as the waters were receding dead animals were probably everywhere and that Raven would go feed on that. So, seven days later Noah realized I can't leave the ark yet. Then he put out a dove in the dove, finding no place of rest. Obviously a dove is a picture of what it's a picture of peace and is also in the Bible picture of the holy.
What spirit he sends out the dove he goes back twice in seven days later said that the dove again in the Bible says notice this if you would, I think this is very interesting that Noah would receive him back into the ark is a preacher. What does all this mean the dove is an emblem of humility, a gracious soul. A raven is the opposite. No solid piece or no satisfaction will you find in this world this dove. That was a picture of humility and peace couldn't find any place of rest in this world and he kept returning to the ark that Raven fed on this world, and when he left he stayed gone dear friend. You know you and I are to be like the dove were not supposed to find a place to rest on this earth. You and I are supposed to continually come back to the ark. There's nothing out there for us.
There is no place of rest for us only. They are also pictured here. Listen to me is law and grace when we are told here is that no as he sent forth his ravenous bird this rough bird this angry bird this Raven as he sends it out. No peace was found. Never. The Bible says about the law that the law was sent to bring us to Christ, but the law doesn't save you and the law can't save you, and the fulfillment of the law can, but then he sent out a dove meeting the Holy Spirit and dear friend I'm here to tell you the law can't save you, but grace can Psalm 55, six, and I said oh that I had wings like a dove for than what I fly away and be at rest. What is the olive branch mean preacher. Obviously the Bible says that finally that bird that dove came back with an olive branch in his mouth and Noah knew then that the trees were shown because that Noah was able to take that olive branch from off that tree that all the branch obviously which is an emblem of peace and is still used today we present the olive branch out of peace. Listen to me. It was brought not by a bird of prey, but by a humble bird dear friend, you will not find peace through anger you only find peace in your life through humility. I want you to notice number five we see an act of justification were almost on this morning and active justification verse 15 God spake on the Noah saying Goforth of the ark, thou, and thy wife and thy sons, and I sons wives with the bring forth with the every living thing that is with the of all flesh. Both the Fallon of cattle and of every creeping thing that they may breed abundantly in the earth, be fruitful and multiply upon the earth.
Verse 18 and no one forth in his sons and his wife and his sons wives with him every beast, every creeping thing every found in whatsoever creep with upon the earth after their kind went forth out of the art you understand what is happening here. This is a picture of justification mankind was evil. God set on going to destroy mankind but Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord and Noah because he believed and trusted and what God said entered into the ark, and he was saying and when all mankind was destroyed and every living thing was destroyed and the ark rested just like obviously Jesus when he died on the cross he rose again from the grave.
The Bible says he ascended back to heaven and he is seated or resting at the right hand of the throne of God. Once that ark rested look at me, God opened the door and these eight individuals in all these animals came out.
God said all right go multiply, be fruitful, I will never do this to mankind again like I just did this say preacher. I don't get it looked at me what Noah and his family and all these animals were given was a fresh start.
We see a picture of forgiveness.
Everything's been done. Judgments been done, but now that you put your trust in the ark that God had provided. Now you have a fresh start.
Now you have a new beginning. Now it's as if all is forgotten. All is forgiven now you can start over and dear friend. That's exactly what happened the day you put your faith and trust in Christ.
Once you enter the ark of salvation God open that door again and said all right you got a fresh start.
What happened over here will never be remembered again.
That was then this is now you go enjoy your life serve God do something with it because you been forgiven different. I don't know if you and I could ever understand really the point of justification.
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