Summary: The manifestations of acceptance are recorded in the Flood’s aftermath. Manifestations of acceptance naturally flow from salvation. Acceptance of salvation is manifested in...
MANIFESTATIONS Of ACCEPTANCE—Genesis 8:18-22
Marriage—Two unique individuals of two complementary genders Manifest Acceptance of one another so that they become one flesh. They initialize a relationship which throughout their lifetime together continually Manifests Acceptance.
The manifestations of Acceptance are recorded in the Flood’s aftermath.
Salvation brings manifestations of acceptance to our lives.
Manifestations of acceptance flow from salvation.
What manifestations of acceptance flow from salvation?
How do manifestations of acceptance flow from salvation?
4 manifestations of acceptance that flow from salvation.
1—Acceptance of salvation is manifested in...
Explanation: (:18-19)Live differently—How do we live Freely?
:18—“So Noah went out, & his sons & his wife & his sons’ wives with him.”
:19—“Every animal, every creeping thing, every bird, & whatever creeps on the earth, according to their families, went out of the ark.”
It was also Noah’s responsibility to see that the animals were “brought out” from the ark. Noah was to bring the animals out “with” himself & his family. Every kind of animal was as important to God’s plan as was the kind of humanity represented thru Noah.
Noah was to bring all out from the safety of the ark into the safety & broad openness of the newly cleansed earth. The animals were again intended to “abound” upon the earth(1:22). This they were to do by fulfilling their God-ordained directive to be “fruitful & multiply.”
Thus Noah exited the ark with “his sons, his wife & his sons’ wives.”
Also the animals of all the “families” present, exited the ark. “Families” had been produced among the animals during their time(365 days) on the ark. They were mere individuals when entering the ark but now they are considered families.
Now all(particularly men) are Free to live opposing their former world outside of God’s will. They are all, in a limited sense, free from sin!
*But HOW were they to live Freely?
“Bring out”(See :16—“Go out”—Qal Imperative)— auy yaw-tsaw'—Hiphil Imperative—1) To go out, come out, exit, go forth. Strong—a primitive root; To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally & figuratively, direct & proxim.
“Abound”—Urv shaw-rats'—1) (Qal) To teem, swarm, multiply. Strong—a primitive root; To wriggle, i.e. (by implication)--Swarm or abound.
“Fruitful”—hrp paw-raw'—1) To bear fruit, be fruitful, branch off. Strong—a primitive root; To bear fruit (literally or figuratively).
“Multiply”—hbr raw-baw'—Qal Perfect—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).