Monday, October 18, 2010


God gave Enoch's grandson a son who he named Noah. Gen.5:29 says "This one will comfort us concerning our work and the toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord has cursed." Noah's name means rest. Noah was the first man born after Adam died. He was born into a sinful, violent, wicked world but Noah walked with God. Noah obeyed God. Gen 6:22 says Noah did all that God commanded him to do.

God instructed Noah to build an ark. It took him 120 years to make. No one had ever seen rain before. When the flood waters came, Noah was not suprised. God instructed Noah to put pitch on the ark to keep the water out. The pitch is kapparah from the Hebrew root word kippor which means atonement. The pitch was red.

God instructed Noah to take on the ark 7 of each clean animal and 2 of each unclean animal.

Noah and his family entered the ark. There were eight in all and eight in Hebrew is the number of new beginnings. After being on the ark seven months, they landed on Mt. Ararat on the seventeenth day of the seventh month. A day of new beginnings and Salvation.

Jesus died on the fourteenth day of the seventh month (of the Hebrew calendar) and rose from the grave on the seventeenth day. A day of new beginnings and Salvation.

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