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Summary: 2 of 3. Noah exhibited a tell-tale acceptance of God’s salvation upon exiting the ark. Salvation is made manifest thru our acceptance of it. But what are some personal manifestations of God's salvation? Acceptance of salvation is manifested in...

Series:

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(& Salvation)—Genesis 7:1-24

C—SALVATION REALIZED(Getting to Normal)—Genesis 8:1-19

*D—EXPERIENCING The VICTORY(Man’s Response)-II—Genesis 8:18-22...

OR RATHER--MANIFESTATIONS Of ACCEPTANCE-II—Genesis 8:18-22

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:

A Christian parent-child relationship is always at it’s best when their child comes to realize & recognize his/her parent’s love & sacrifice for the child’s sake. For some children that realization & recognition occurs early on, for others it comes much later, & for others still, it never happens.

Noah exhibited a tell-tale acceptance of God’s salvation upon exiting the ark.

Salvation is made manifest in our acceptance of all that is associated with it.

What are some personal manifestations of one’s acceptance of God's salvation?

What manifestations of acceptance flow from salvation?

How do manifestations of acceptance flow from salvation?

3 manifestations of acceptance that flow from salvation.

We have found previously that

1—Acceptance of salvation is manifested in...

FREEDOM(:18-19)

2—Acceptance of salvation is also manifested in...

WORSHIP(:20)

Explanation: (:20)How do we live Worshipfully?

:20—“Then Noah built an altar to the LORD, & took of every clean animal & of every clean bird, & offered burnt offerings on the altar.”

The first order of business for Noah was to openly Worship God. Noah’s worship was not merely entertained in his mind because he put feet to it as it were. He recognized that there was a tangible & right means by which he should honor God.

Illucidate Tithes & Offerings.

In order to do this, Noah saw fit to “build an altar.” It is important that worship(personal & corporate) have a focus. Not that the location itself is so important(Jn. 4:21-24), but that staging a focal point for worship is vital.

Jn. 4:21-24—“Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour is coming, & now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit & truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, & those who worship Him must worship in spirit & truth.””

House churches have a locale which may change readily. The locale may change but there is a gathering place...a holy place as it were. One particularly associated with the Church. Any ‘place’ becomes holy wherever two or three are gathered for prayer/worship in Christ’s name(Mat. 18:18-20).

Mat. 18:18-20—“Assuredly, I[Jesus] say to you[disciples], whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, & whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”

Associated with the altar were “burnt offerings.” There were minimally 2(possibly multiple—plural) burnt offerings offered.

This is the first mention in Scripture of an “altar.” No burnt offerings have been specifically mentioned in Scripture up to this point. However both are heavily implied thru Abel’s righteous offering of 4:4.

Gen. 4:2-4—“Then she[Eve] bore again, this time his[Cain] brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the LORD. Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock & of their fat. And the LORD respected Abel & his offering,”

What is the purpose of “burnt offerings” in comparison to other offerings?

“The priestly legislation attaches an expiatory[atoning/reconciling] function to it. “But Whenever [such an] offering is presented the motive is joyful” due to its being a freewill offering per Lev. 22:17-25; Num. 15:1-11.—V. Hamilton NICOT

“As an atoning sacrifice the whole offering was offered not so much for specific sins but for the basic sinfulness of each person & the society as a whole.”.....“An acceptable sacrifice meant that Yahweh[eternally living self-existent] received the animal as expiation for the offerer’s sinful disposition. Finding atonement...he was free to present other offerings.”—John Hartley WBC

“The complete consecration of the offerer & his gift is intended by the symbolic ritual.”—ISBE 1988 by T.R. Schreiner

“In Lev. 1, no occasion is mentioned for the individual’s presentation of a whole offering. Thus he could present a whole offering freely in praise or petition. From other passages it is learned that one presented a whole offering for various purposes, as fulfillment of a vow(Lev. 22:18)”;...“A new mother...as part of her purification ritual after childbirth(12:6-8)”;...“[By] one who had recovered from a skin disease(14:19-20, 22, 31; 15:14-15, 29-30)”;...“On taking a Nazirite vow...(Num. 6:14, 16)”;...“Upon a Nazirite becoming defiled...(Num. 6:9-12);...“After an altar was constructed, it was consecrated by the offering up of a whole offering on it(Gen. 8:20; Deut. 12:27; Judg. 6:26; 21:4; 2Sam. 24:25; 1Kgs. 18:30-38)”—John Hartley WBC

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