Summary: 4 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...
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-IV—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
You/We can be victors in the midst of destruction!
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.
4—Escaping God’s designed destruction requires...
:16—“So those that entered, male & female of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him; & the LORD shut him in.”
YaHWeH “shut” the door in the side(6:16) of the ark so that all were safely sealed inside. In fact, it states that YaHWeH shut Noah in. With Noah expressly taken care of everyone & everything was thereby properly taken care of.
?Are you certain that the LORD Himself has shut you in?
“Shut...in”—rgo saw-gar'—Qal Imperfect(expresses an action, process or condition which is incomplete)—1) To shut, close—1a) (Qal)—1a1) To shut, 1a2) To close, close up, 1a3) Closed up, closely joined, shut up. Strong—To shut up; figuratively, To surrender.
:17—“Now the flood was on the earth forty days. The waters increased & lifted up the ark, & it rose high above the earth.”
:18—“The waters prevailed & greatly increased on the earth, & the ark moved about on the surface of the waters.”
“The flood” is descriptive of the purpose &/or action of the waters & vice-versa.
The tremendous amount of water released from both sky & sea for a period of 40 days caused the earth to flood, & in turn lifted the ark. The ark not only floated but “it rose high above the earth.”
“The waters” of the flood rose(“increased”) dramatically so that it became “exceedingly” deep, causing the ark to “move/‘walk’ about” upon the collected waters.
The picture presented here is of the ark’s being so perfectly designed for this voyage that it so fit the sea, as a man is fit to walking. “The waters” were of no consequence to the ark. The waters were unrelenting in their prevalence—They did not recede.
“Flood” (See :7, 18, 19, 20, 24; & :6—“Floodwaters”)—lwbm mabbuwl’—1) Flood, deluge. Strong—from lby yaw-bal' in the sense of flowing; A deluge Used 13X.?
“Increased”(See :18)—hbr raw-baw'—1) Be or become great, be or become many, be or become much, be or become numerous. Strong—A primitive root; to increase (in whatever respect).
“Lifted up/Bare up”—asn naw-saw'—Qal Imperfect—1) To lift, bear up, carry, take—1a) (Qal)—1a1) To lift, lift up, 1a2) To bear, carry, support, sustain, endure, 1a3) To take, take away, carry off, forgive. Strong—a primitive root; To lift, in a great variety of applications, literal & figurative, absolute and relative.
“Rose/Lift up”—Mwr ruwm—Qal Imperfect—1) To rise, rise up, be high, be lofty, be exalted—1a) (Qal)--1a1) To be high, be set on high, 1a2) To be raised, be uplifted, be exalted, 1a3) To be lifted, rise. Strong—a primitive root; To be high actively--To rise or raise(in various applications, literally or figuratively).
“High above”(See :12, 17, 18, 19—“On”)—le al—Preposition—1) Upon, on the ground of, according to, on account of, on behalf of, concerning, beside, in addition to, together with, beyond, above, over, by, on to, towards, to, against. Strong—properly, the same as [le al; properly, the top; specifically--The highest (i.e. God); also adverb--Aloft, to Jehovah] used as a preposition (in the singular or plural often with prefix, or as conjunction with a particle following); Above, over, upon, or against(yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
“Waters”2X(See :6, 7, 17, 19, 20, 24)—Mym mah'-yim—1) Water, waters—1a) Water, 1b) Water of the feet, urine, 1c) Of danger, violence, transitory things, refreshment(fig.). Strong—dual of a primitive noun(but used in a singular sense); Water; figuratively, Juice; by euphemism, Urine, Semen.
“Prevailed/Rose”(See :19, 20, 24)—rbg gaw-bar’—Qal Imperfect—1) To prevail, have strength, be strong, be powerful, be mighty, be great—1a) (Qal)--1a1) To be strong, mighty, 1a2) To prevail; 1b) (Piel)--To make strong, strengthen; 1c) (Hiphil)--1c1) To confirm, give strength, 1c2) To confirm(a covenant); 1d) (Hithpael)--1d1) To show oneself mighty, 1d2) To act proudly(toward God). Strong—a primitive root; To be strong; by implication--To prevail, act insolently. Used 25X.
“Greatly”(See :20)—dam meh-ode'—Adverb—1) Exceedingly, much; Substantive—2) Might, force, abundance; Noun Masc—3) Muchness, force, abundance, exceedingly. Strong—properly--Vehemence, i.e. (with or without preposition)--Vehemently; by implication--Wholly, speedily, etc.(often with other words as an intensive or superlative; especially when repeated).
“Increased”(See :17)—hbr raw-baw’—Qal Imperfect—1) Be or become great, be or become many, be or become much, be or become numerous—1a) (Qal)—1a1) To become many, become numerous, multiply(of people, animals, things), 1a2) To be or grow great; 2) (Qal) To shoot. Strong—a primitive root; To increase(in whatever respect).