Summary: 1 of 4. All on the ark escaped the destruction of the Flood. Divinely designed destruction can be escaped/avoided. But how? Escaping God’s designed destruction requires...

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Toward Removing the Legacy of Wickedness


C—SALVATION(Waiting for Normal)—Genesis 8:1-19

D—EXPERIENCING The VICTORY/Response—Genesis 8:20-22


F—SAME Ol’ SAME Ol’—Genesis 9:20-29

G—The NATIONS—Genesis 10:1-32


Northern California wildfires—From Sept. 21, 2017 thru Oct 20, 2017 There have been over 300,000 acres burned, with 42 known dead & 60 missing, & more than 6000 homes destroyed—100, 000+ people evacuated/

*A couple in Santa Rosa, CA—the Weavers—awoke in the middle of the night(Mon. Oct. 9, 2017) to discover their house was on fire. They were forced to evacuate immediately. Unfortunately their family pet dog Izzy(115lbs.) ran away in confusion before they could take the him with them! Once the fire danger was over, two brother’s-in-law walked miles back to the house, past police barricades, in order to take videos of the damage for the Weavers. They especially wanted to look for Izzy’s body so the mother-in-law would not have to recover it. The fire totally destroyed their home but as they came up one of the walkways, Izzy came bounding out to greet them, unscathed by the fire!

Likewise, God’s people can experience victory in the midst of destruction!

All on the ark escaped the destruction of the Flood.

All on the ark escaped God’s removal strategy(designed destruction).

Divinely designed destruction can be escaped/avoided.

How can we escape such an ordained destruction/removal?

4 keys to escape/victory in the midst of destruction.

4 keys to escape God’s designed destruction.

1— Escaping God’s designed destruction requires...

Appropriate MOTION(:1a, 5)

Explanation: (:1a) Move--When God Says Move

:1—“Then the LORD said to Noah, “Come into the ark, you & all your household, because I have seen that you are righteous before Me in this generation.”

:5—“And Noah did according to all that the LORD commanded him.”[cf.--6:22]

Previously, YaHWeH—Noah’s God—had spoken to Noah regarding his involvement in the plan to rid the earth of man’s legacy of wickedness(6:13-21).

Noah had been faithful to do all that YaHWeH had commanded him to do.

Thus Noah had built the ark to God’s specifications.

He had collected the food(no meat per 1:29-30 & 9:3) necessary to sustain all the animals, as well as his family(6:19, 21).

Now YaHWeH again speaks to Noah but His words are directed to the imminent fulfillment of His design. The time has come for implementation/application of Noah’s preparations.

YaHWeH now tells Noah to enter the ark that he has built(6:18).

Noah’s call to enter the ark came at YaHWeH’s discretion.

If 6:3 pertains directly to the coming flood, then YaHWeH had previously granted mankind(including Noah) 120 yrs. for spiritual(preaching) & physical(building & loading) preparation. Then 120 yrs. had also been allotted for Noah to declare God’s righteousness in the world—verbally & thru his work of preparing the ark.

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