Summary: All on the ark escaped the destruction of the Flood. Divinely designed destruction can be escaped. But How? Victory in the midst of destruction requires...




Toward Removing the Legacy of Wickedness


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

D—RESPONSE—Genesis 8:20-22


F—SAME Ol’ SAME Ol’—Genesis 9:20-29

G—The NATIONS—Genesis 10:1-32


Tide-To-Go Stain remover. The chemical composition is such that it causes the stain producers to release from their hold on the fabric.

The stain is thus removed from view to a tolerable location.

It no longer threatens the integrity of the clothing where it once resided.

The shirt experiences victory in the midst of destruction.


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 to escape/victory in the midst of destruction.

1— Victory in the midst of destruction requires...

Appropriate MOTION(:1, 5)

Explanation: (:1) Move When God Says Move

: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.”

It is one thing to know the right thing to do...

But it is another thing entirely to enter into it!

Previously, YaHWeH, Noah’s God had spoken to Noah regarding his involvement in the plan to rid the earth of man’s legacy of wickedness(6:13-21). Noah had been faithful to do all that YaHWeH had commanded him to do. Thus Noah had built the ark to God’s specifications & had collected the food(no meat per 1:29-30 & 9:3) necessary to sustain all the animals as well as his family &(6:19, 21).

Now YaHWeH again speaks to Noah but His words are directed to the imminent fulfillment of His design. The time has come for implementation/application of Noah’s preparations.

YaHWeH now tells Noah to enter the ark that he has built(6:18).

Noah’s call to enter the ark came at YaHWeH’s discretion.

If 6:3 pertains directly to the coming flood, then YaHWeH had previously granted mankind(including Noah) 120 yrs. for spiritual(preaching) & physical(building & loading) preparation.

Because of Noah’s faithfulness to YaHWeH, his entire household was included in those who would be saved from the coming destruction.

“Come into”(See :7, 9)—awb bow’—Qal Imperative—1) To go in, enter, come, go, come in. 1a) (Qal)—1a1) To enter, come in, 1a2) To come—1a2a) To come with, 1a2b) To come upon, fall or light upon, attack (enemy), 1a2c) To come to pass, 1a3) To attain to, 1a4) To be enumerated, 1a5) To go. Strong—To go or come (in a wide variety of applications).

“Household”—tyb bah’-yith—1) House—1a) House, dwelling habitation, 1b) Shelter or abode of animals, 1c) Human bodies (fig.), 1d) Of Sheol, 1e) Of abode of light & darkness, 1f) Of land of Ephraim; 2) Place; 3) Receptacle; 4) Home, house as containing a family; 5) Household, family—5a) Those belonging to the same household, 5b) Family of descendants, descendants as organized body; 6) Household affairs; 7) Inwards (metaph.); 8) (TWOT) Temple. Strong—A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).


Lk. 17:27-33—““They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, & the flood came & destroyed them all. Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire & brimstone from heaven & destroyed them all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed. In that day, he who is on the housetop, & his goods are in the house, let him not come down to take them away. And likewise the one who is in the field, let him not turn back. Remember Lot’s wife. “Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, & whoever loses his life will preserve it.”

Mat. 4:18-19—“And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, & Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then He said to them, “Follow Me, & I will make you fishers of men.””

Mk. 8:34-38—“When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, & take up his cross, & follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake & the gospel’s will save it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, & loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For whoever is ashamed of Me & My words in this adulterous & sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.””

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