Noach - נח : "Noah" 
Torah : Genesis 6:9-11:32
Haftarah : Isaiah 54:1-55:5
Gospel
 : Luke 1:5-80

 

How many of each kind of animal did God instruct Noah to bring into the Ark?

 

The standard answer is two of every kind, but that is not totally correct. The correct answer is that God instructed Noah to bring two of every unclean animal and seven pairs of every clean animal.

 

“And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation. Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female. Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.”

(Genesis 7:1-3 KJV)

 

Most of us received our introduction to Biblical stories from Sunday school classes or other generic settings. While Sunday school stories are cute and needful they often lead incorrect doctrines and produce a faulty foundation.

 

Scripture tells us not to add or take away from the Word of God.

 

“Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.”

(Deuteronomy 4:2 KJV)

 

“What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.”

(Deuteronomy 12:32 KJV)

 

This is the first of two striking end time themes playing out right before our eyes. The first is an adding and taking away from the Word of God. The result of this action (by the so called church) is a loss of the power of God.

 

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

(2Timothy 3:1-5 KJV)

 

The second theme playing out in the world today is one of violence.

 

“The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.”

(Genesis 6:11 KJV)

 

The Hebrew word translated as “violence” used in the verse above is hamas (חמס)— the name many Islamic terrorists go by today. The question at hand – is the earth becoming corrupted with violence once again? I think the answer is clearly, indeed it is!

 

But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

(Matthew 24:37 KJV)

 

Just as God waited in the days of Noah until ‘hamas’ filled the earth, He waits once again for those who hunger and thirst for righteousness.

 

Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.

(Mattew24:44-47 KJV)

 

May we be found in the faithful position of a servant of the Lord!

 

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