Summary: Eventually all on the ark escaped/were saved from the Flood’s destruction. Salvation was realized by those on the ark. When was salvation realized by those on the ark? Salvation is realized when...
SUPPLANTING The LEGACY Of WICKEDNESS—Genesis 6:9—10:32
A—REMOVAL STRATEGY—Genesis 6:9-22
Toward Removing the Legacy of Wickedness
B—VICTORY In The MIDST Of DESTRUCTION—Genesis 7:1-24
C—SAFETY REALIZED(Getting to Normal)—Genesis 8:1-19
D—EXPERIENCING The VICTORY/Man’s 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
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Safe passage was realized/experienced by all on the ark.
All on the ark escaped/weathered/waited out/were saved from the Flood’s destruction.
Salvation was realized by those on the ark.
How was salvation realized by those on the ark?
When was salvation realized by those on the ark?
3 ways salvation is realized.
1—Salvation is realized when...
:1—“Then God remembered Noah, & every living thing, & all the animals that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind to pass over the earth, & the waters subsided.”
Had God forgotten about Noah? No. However from man’s perspective there was no communication from/with God since He had ushered them onto the ark & closed the door, until the time God first acted to remove the water.
God not only “remembered” Noah but He was also concerned for “every living thing” that was “with” Noah on the ark.
Upon God’s taking new notice of those on the ark, He now causes “a wind” “over the earth.” This “wind” appears to have been instrumental in causing the waters to “subside.”
*This is rather descriptive of man’s separation from God as well as a way of describing our helplessness apart from Him. We may be unaware of God’s determinations & we may be anxious about our situation, but God is always aware of our need as well as His need to fulfill His design & plan. A a result of the Cross of Christ, He has given His people the permanently indwelling presence of His Holy Spirit. It is always possible to hear from God...& if all He speaks to us is that He is in control then we are meant to draw comfort from His being in control!
God is on His perfect schedule responding in His perfect time with care.
“Remembered”—rkz zaw-kar'—Qal Imperfect—1) To remember, recall, call to mind. Strong—a primitive root; properly, To mark (so as to be recognized), i.e. To remember; by implication, To mention; also (as denominative from 02145) To be male.
“Animals/Cattle”—hmhb be-hay-maw'—1) Beast, cattle, animal—1a) Beasts (coll of all animals), 1b) Cattle, livestock (of domestic animals),1c) Wild beasts. Strong—from an unused root (probably meaning to be mute); properly, A dumb beast; especially any large quadruped or animal (often collective).
“Made...Pass over”—rbe aw-bar'—Hiphil Imperfect—1) To pass over or by or through, alienate, bring, carry, do away, take, take away, transgress—1d) (Hiphil)—1d1) To cause to pass over, cause to bring over, cause to cross over, make over to, dedicate, devote, 1d2) To cause to pass through, 1d3) To cause to pass by or beyond or under, let pass by, 1d4) To cause to pass away, cause to take away. Strong—a primitive root; To cross over; used very widely of any transition (literal or figurative; transitive, intransitive, intensive, causative); specifically, To cover (in copulation).
“Wind”—xwr roo'-akh—N. f.—1) Wind, breath, mind, spirit. Strong—Wind; by resemblance breath, i.e. A sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively, Life, anger, unsubstantiality; by extension, A region of the sky; by resemblance Spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression & functions).
“Subsided/Asswaged/Receded”—Kkv shaw-kak'—1) To subside, abate, decrease—1a) (Qal) To abate1b) (Hiphil) to allay. Strong—a primitive root; To weave (i.e. lay) A trap; figuratively, (through the idea of secreting) To allay (passions; physically, abate a flood).
:2—“The fountains of the deep & the windows of heaven were also stopped, & the rain from heaven was restrained.”
Both sources of the floodwaters were “stopped”. The flow of water stopped from “the fountains of the deep”(springs) & from “the windows of heaven(rain).” It is further stated that the “rain”(torrential) was “restrained” at God’s bidding.
“Stopped”—rko saw-kar'—Niphal Imperfect—1) To shut up, stop up—1a) (Niphal) to be stopped, be shut up. Strong—a primitive root; To shut up; by implication, to surrender. Used 4X.
“Rain”—Mvg gheh'-shem—1) Rain, shower.
From—Mvg gaw-sham—V.—; Strong—a primitive root; To shower violently.