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The Fatal Forty Days & Forty Nights
"Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made."
(Bible Study Online Article Covers : Genesis 6:17-22 / 7:1-24)
In the last article, we'd spent some time taking a closer look at the man that God had decided to use, when it came to representing and preserving the human race. And even though mankind (for the second time in its history) had fallen away from God.
Know that we were fortunate enough, that Noah was able to find favor with the Lord, by showing Him that humanity was still worth saving, after all.
And because of this favor that Noah had earned on our behalf, God would use this man to help usher humanity, into the new natural world that was soon to come.
Know that this "new natural world" that I'm referring to, is a world that would soon come after the aftermath of God's wrath (the Great Flood of Judgement) against mankind was completed.
Bible Study OnlineGod Makes A Covenant With Noah?
So now, we move forward...
We have now reached a point from within our journey, where we find that Noah had just finished building the Ark. And after Noah had finished the first task that the Lord had put before him, the Sacred Record reveals that it would be at this time that God had reminded Noah - that He will bring the "Great Flood of Judgment" upon the earth:
"And behold, I Myself am bringing floodwaters on the earth, to destroy from under heaven all flesh in which is the breath of life; everything that is on the earth shall die. But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall go into the ark you, your sons, your wife, and your sons' wives with you." - Genesis 6:17,18
Now when it comes to the "covenant" that God speaks of from within this passage, deals with the promise that God had apparently made earlier to Noah. Know that this was probably done at some point between God giving Noah the instructions for the Ark - to a little before the present recorded time we're now traveling.
Bible Study OnlineTake Two Of Every Kind?
However that may be... Next we find that God had instructed Noah - when it came to his next task. These instructions involved Noah taking two of every kind, and of every sort:
"And of every living thing of all flesh you shall bring two of every sort into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female. Of the birds after their kind, of animals after their kind, and of every creeping thing of the earth after its kind, two of every kind will come to you to keep them alive." -- Genesis 6:19,20
And after God had given Noah those instructions, we now find God turning His attention specifically towards the care of Noah and his family: "And you shall take for yourself of all food that is eaten, and you shall gather it to yourself; and it shall be food for you and for them. Thus Noah did; according to all that God commanded him, so he did." -- Genesis 6:21,22
Bible Study OnlineThe Seven Day Window?
Now its at this time that the Sacred Record reveals that God tells Noah that He will send the "Great Flood of Judgment" in the next seven days. This basically meant that Noah had a better sense, of when the Great flood was going to actually occur. Keep in mind that Noah had already completed so much when it came to the building of the Ark. But there was still more work that had to be done, and God told Noah that he had seven more days to do it in:
"Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made." - Genesis 7:4
Bible Study OnlineSeven Of Every Kind?
Now let's take a quick look at the events that had happen during this seven day window: First we're told that God had sent the specific type of animals that He wanted saved from this "Great Flood of Judgment" to the Ark. Meanwhile, Noah would settle his family into the Ark and guide the animals that God had sent, to their proper habitats from within the Ark:
"Take with you seven of every kind of clean animal, a male and it's mate, and two of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate, and also seven of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth." -- Genesis 7:2,3
Bible Study OnlineNoah Was A Faithful Servant?
Know that Noah had done all of the things that God had commanded him to do. For he was a man of great faith, and demonstrated it by building the Ark without having to see one rain cloud, or thunder bolt in the sky. Noah had settled his family and the animals into the Ark - without having to see any signs that a mighty storm was coming. And again, he did all that he did, through faith and obedience towards the Lord.
Bible Study OnlineNoah Wasn't A King?
Now keep in mind that some seem to teach, that Noah had to be some type of king who'd perhaps, ordered thousands of men to build the Ark for him? I put this out there, because the viewpoint is floating around and you simply need to know about it. But also understand, that I do not agree with this assessment and the only reason why I'm typing it in the first place, deals with the fact that this is what some Bible scholars are now claiming.
Bible Study OnlineGoing Against the Experts?
Now I hate to go against the "experts" on this, but there's a few reasons why I'm in disagreement with this point of view:
First: If Noah was a king of some sort, the Sacred Record would have recorded him as a king, like it has done for the rest of the individuals (who were royalty) from within its Sacred Passages.
Second: People seem to forget that 120 years had passed, from the time that God had given Noah the blueprints, and from the time it took for him to finish the Ark. 120 years God gave him! Think about that for a moment...? Now I don't know how you feel, when it comes to knowing that it actually took this long? But there's a lot one (along with his family) could do in the time period of 120 years:
This is what God had to say when mankind had begun to fall away from Him for the second time: "And the Lord said, 'My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.'" - Genesis 6:3
Third: Why would God allow thousands of laborers to perish in the Great Flood after they had been obedient to Noah when it came to building the Ark? This would not have happen, they would have been saved too.
Bible Study OnlineNoah Was 600 Years Old?
Be that as it may, moving forward...
The Sacred Record have now informed us that Noah was 600 years old when the "Great Flood of Judgment" had came upon the earth. Now this would put this event, somewhere around 1,656 years from the time that God had created Adam. Just throwing a little bit more extra information at you :)
However, the Sacred Record reveals that this event had happen in the second month, of the seventeenth day of that month. Which meant that during this time period, the second month would have been November. Now if this was the case, its very important to know that Noah would have just completed his final harvest for that year.
And because of this timing, Noah would have had plenty of food that he could have loaded into the Ark at the time. Now I don't know about you, but I find this little bit of information to be very convenient for Noah and his family. Goes to show you that when God does something, He goes all the way - never halfway.
Bible Study OnlineThe Fatal Forty Days & Forty Nights?
Next the Sacred Record informs us that the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the floodgates of heaven had open up, and started pouring heavy rains down upon the earth. Understand that the rain came so heavy, and so fast, that the clouds could not hold true to the task they were created for. For we find that they were torn open, and completely dispersed by the force of the storms.
Know that it rained upon, not just part, but the whole entire earth without interruption. Oh, how fatal these forty days and forty nights were, for God had turned the waters that were once so useful, and nourishing towards mankind, into a thunderous plague of punishment that was now working against it.
Bible Study OnlineThe Earth Stayed Flooded -- For 150 Days?
Know that the water levels continued to gradually increase, while in turn, lifting the Ark up along with it. As the water levels rose, so did the Ark - while everything else perished, just like the Lord had warned. For the Sacred Record states that the waters rose so high, that all of the mountains that were found to be under the heavens, were covered by at least twenty feet.
Also know that everything that had nostrils, and breathed, were wiped from the face of the earth. Nothing had survived, outside of Noah and his family, along with the animals that had resided inside the Ark along with them. The Scared Record also informs us, that although it rained for forty days and forty nights, the earth had stayed flooded, and the waters did not recede until after 150 days had passed.
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Now that we've journeyed through this pivotal moment from within humanity's history. We'll move forward and learn exactly what tools (the raven and the dove) and steps, Noah had to take, in order for him and his family - to be able to finally leave the Ark.
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