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Summary: 2 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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SUPPLANTING The LEGACY Of WICKEDNESS—Genesis 6:9—10:32

A—GOD’s REMOVAL STRATEGY—Genesis 6:9-22

Toward Removing the Legacy of Wickedness

B—GOD’s DESIGNED DESTRUCTION-II—Genesis 7:1-24

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

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

E—POTENTIAL For RESTORATION—Genesis 9:1-19

F—SAME Ol’ SAME Ol’—Genesis 9:20-29

G—The NATIONS—Genesis 10:1-32

Attention:

Hurricane Irma hit south Florida September 7, 2017. Hundreds of thousands were evacuated. An official’ total of 72 people were killed by the storm. 1/4 of all homes in the Keys were destroyed. It was reported by CNN that 24 people died in the evacuation process.

*There was a FL family of evacuees who had a small farm with livestock. They had to leave all their animals behind. The brunt of the storm hit the area of their farm. They returned to find all their animals safe & unharmed!

The animals escaped unharmed. Their’s was unplanned, & unexpected...

Noah & his family’s escape was obviously miraculous, planned, calculated, & expected!

We’ve found previously that ‘Escaping God’s designed destruction’ requires Appropriate...

1. MOTION(:1, 5)

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/requirements to escape God’s designed destruction.

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

Appropriate LIVING(:1b)

Explanation: (:1b) Surrender

: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.”

“Because”—The escape of Noah’s household is secured based upon factual reason.

In the presence of rampant apostasy, Noah lived in a manner which glorified YaHWeH as the One, true God.

YaHWeH “saw” Noah’s “righteousness.” Noah’s household was rewarded with ‘life’ because of Noah’s trust in God & his personal application of that trust in his daily life(2Pet. 2:5—“a preacher of righteousness”).

Noah lived “righteously” “before” God. Living righteously before God is living righteously continuously—Doing that which is ‘right’(eous) in God’s eyes—Knowing that God knows our very hearts!

(cf.-Lk. 16:15; Acts 1:24; 1Chron. 28:9; Ps. 44:21; Jer. 17:10)

Lk. 16:15—“And He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God.”

Acts 1:24—“And they prayed & said, “You, O Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which of these two You have chosen”

1Chron. 28:9—“As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, & serve Him with a loyal heart & with a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts & understands all the intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off forever.”

Ps. 44:21—“Would not God search this out? For He knows the secrets of the heart.”

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