THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF NOAH: THE GREAT FLOOD
PART 1: WHO WAS NOAH?
In the name of Jehovah God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth
The Great Flood is one of the most impacting periods in Biblical history. Also, it holds great revelations for the contemporary world. As in the days of Noah humankind today live in sin and shame. There is tremendous disobedience to God. This is especially seen in the clergy and church leaders. Therefore we have similar circumstances that would merit another great event. We are in the last days therefore no one knows the time or place in which the Savior will come. The seeds are ripe and the people disdain repentance.
Meanwhile, the FreedomJournal comes to warn humankind of the impending Day of Judgment. This day is noted in scripture. But many believers and of course non-believers pay little attention to God's Word. They go about acting a role of Christianity that reveals the importance of what man has said more than what God has said. Here we see mass congregations refusing to read the Bible like they have any sense. For example you would think that they people who follow some of the popular TV evangelists that are supposed to be educated and can read would have a reading comprehension level that would reveal to them that most of the TV Preachers are frauds and distort the Bible.
What manner of blindness exists among those who have $200 Bibles and carry note pads and pencils to Church and Bible Study? What is the priority among these so-called Christians? Are the Pharisees still alive and well in the Christian churches today? Therefore for your thought and mediation and for your salvation we advise you to pay heed to the story of Noah and the Great Flood. The Rainbow rules out destruction by water but the Fire will come.
Noah was the son of Lamech and father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth. He is tenth in descent from Adam in the line of Seth (see Genesis 5:28-29). There are several meanings to the name of Noah. From the Hebrew word nhm, naham is derived "to provide comfort." Noah also reflects nwh, "to give rest." As we read the story of Noah found in Genesis 5:29-10:32 especially chapters 6-9 we find that rest and comfort are two of many recurring concepts in the Flood story. Noah is also mentioned in 1 Chronicles 1:4, Isaiah 54:9, Ezekiel 14:14, 20, Matthew 24: 37, 38, Luke 3:36, 17:26, Hebrews 11: 7, 1 Peter 3:20, 2 Peter 2:5.
As evil and sin loomed upon the land Noah remembered the God of the Creation. God seeing humankind that He had created was engulfed with evil and disobedience responded. God gave humankind 120 years to change and repent. During this time Noah Preached a message of righteousness and love of God.
Noah became the only follower of God left in his generation. He was also the second father of the human race. As a man of patience, consistency, and obedience he was loyal to God and was a witness to the Truth of God. He was also the first ship builder.
As we pursue the scriptures regarding the story of Noah and the Great Flood, we hope to answer several important questions. Did the Flood cover the entire earth? Where was the Garden of Eden? Was there a curse on Ham and what does it have to do with Black people? Where did the water come from? Has God ordained capital punishment for murder?