Noah’s Ark: Flood Series Part 1 of 8

Genesis 6:13-14
And God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth. Make yourself an ark of gopherwood; make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and outside with pitch.”
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Did you ever wonder why God destroyed everyone on earth except the 8 people in the Ark?  If you were to take seriously the Hollywood version of 2014, you would have some pretty skewed ideas. You’d think that God was either monumentally unfair or downright cruel, that Noah was the hero, came up with the Ark idea all by himself, and was some crazy guy who heard voices. Too bad Hollywood doesn’t accurately portray the word of God.  The truth is a much better story and far more exciting.  Holy Word always trumps Hollywood!
Rampant Evil.
Our story begins in Genesis 6.  The English text simply says that wickedness was rampant and the “Thoughts and intents of the hearts of men were only evil continually.”  That vague description doesn’t give you a very clear idea of what was actually happening.  Dig into the Hebrew text, however, and a whole different picture emerges. You’ll understand that, oh yeah:  The flood was ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.

So Church; let’s dig in and study the Hebrew text.

The Sons Of God.

Genesis 6:1-2

“Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.”

“So what,” you say. “The sons of God married human women. What’s the big deal?”  On the surface, it may not sound too bad. But in the original language, IT’S DISGUSTING!

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In case you didn’t know, any being created by God is referred to as a “Son of God.”  Adam falls into this category…..but so do all the angels, including those who sided with Lucifer and were kicked out of heaven.  That’s right, folks:  The devil and his demons are sons of God by virtue of the fact that they are created beings, and some of these fallen angels had children by willing human women.  YUK!!!

I know; it was a big shock to me, too, when I learned the truth.  It’s revolting, yet it actually happened.  But besides the fact that the devil is evil, The BIG QUESTION is, “Why did they do it?”  That’s what we’re studying.

The Glory Of Kings.

Proverbs tells us that it is the “Glory of God to conceal a matter but the glory of kings to search it out.”  As sons and daughters of the Most High, you and I are His kings and priests in this world.

God has hidden little nuggets of truth for us “Kings and Queens” who are hungry enough to seek them out.  In order to get the whole picture, we’re going to have to go back and study how it all began:   In the Garden of Eden.
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The Garden Curse.
Here’s the scene:  Adam and Eve have disobeyed God and the fall has happened. They are told of the consequences of their sin and of all the curses that are now their lot and ours as well.  Sin and death passed to all mankind as a result.
But before God told them all about their consequences, He spoke to the serpent and said the following in the last half of Genesis 3:15.
“I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”
 
The Seed Of The Woman.
God told the devil that Someone was coming.  He didn’t know who and he didn’t know when.  All he knew was that this Champion would CRUSH HIS HEAD.  
Well, he didn’t want his head crushed.  So down through the ages, from that moment until THE ONE was born, his #1 mission was to STOP THE SEED OF THE WOMAN!  
Fortunately for us, he didn’t have a scorecard to tell the players.
Why The Devil Hates Man.
He tried everything he could think of to either stop this ONE, whoever He was, from being born, and to derail, confuse, and pervert the gospel message about His coming.  Why?  So that man would not know it, believe the truth about the promised Champion, and that belief be credited to him as righteousness, thus sparing him from eternal punishment.
Because of his declared punishment, the devil hates God; but he cannot strike at Him directly.  So he does the next best thing:  He strikes at the beloved who are made in His image:  Us. 
But our AWESOME God had a plan.  Just as Abraham was counted righteous because he believed the gospel preached to him (see Galatians 3:8) so everyone else who believed the Gospel story was counted as righteous, too.  The only difference in the Old Testament is that they looked forward to the cross, we look back to it.

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The Devil’s Tactics.

Here the “short list” of what he did to try and stop “THE ONE” we know to be Jesus:

1. Cain and Abel.

Old slimy saw that Abel’s sacrifice was accepted but Cain’s was not.  So, he thought Abel might be THE ONE.  He incited the brothers to fight.  When Cain killed Abel he thought, “Done deal.”  Oops.  Abel wasn’t THE ONE.  That cut his victory lap short.

2. The Tower Of Babel.
Back in those days, there was now written word of God.  Believe it or not, it was written in the night sky.  They told the Gospel story, passing it down from father to son, by recounting the story in the stars.  You may read the whole story as much as we know it by following the link below to the 44-part series:
Some 2500 years later, God’s word began to be recorded, first on stone and then parchment.  Job is the oldest book which was very likely written by Moses, though no one knows for sure.  We do know that he penned the first five books of the law.
Why did the devil invent the perversion we call, “Astrology?”  It was an attempt to confuse the narrative.  His tower of Babel was built in an attempt to advance his perverted version of the story.
Most scholars agree that Nimrod, who built it with slave labor, was one of the earliest anti-christs.  The devil incited this guy, his buddy, to build it in order to disseminate the perverted story in order to deceive mankind.  That’s why God came down and put a stop to it.

 

3. The Nephillim.

As we discussed earlier, Genesis 6 records the disgusting events concerning the “Sons of God.”  The word for God in Hebrew is “Elohim,” or “Creator God.”  They went in to the daughters of men, taking wives of any that they chose, bearing children by them.”  These “sons”of God were fallen angels that “refused to keep their place.”  
These “sons of God” produced children by human women. They were “Hybrids,” so to speak, called the “Nephilim” that were on the earth in those days “And afterward,” meaning after the flood.
The English text calls them, “Heroes and men of renown.”  They were renown alright, but not for any good reason.
Secrets In The Hebrew Language.
The word for “Nephilim” comes from the root word in Hebrew, “naphal” which means ” to fall, to lie.” These “people” were the offspring of fallen angels; demons that took human form.  They were half-human, half-demon children; mutations of all description.   Again, EWWW!!!  YUK!!!
There is usually some element of trickle-down truth in all myths and legends.  Now suppose that the creatures of mythology weren’t so far-fetched after all.  Bear in mind that the devil is laser-focused on STOPPING THE SEED by polluting the human race and/or destroying Him, whatever works.  By polluting humankind, he could prevent the Champion from being born.
As disgusting as that sounds, that’s exactly what he did.  It was his most heinous crime.
Heroes In A Bad Way.
These so-called “heroes and men of renown” were not heroes in a good sense.  They were half-human, half-demon creatures; all kinds of perverse mutations:  Cyclops, giants, fauns, centaurs, you name it!
The Bible records that before the flood, men lived hundreds of years.  Think about it:  If you are half-demon, one of your parents is inherently evil, all your thoughts and intentions are going to be continually evil, too.  If you lived for several centuries, you could sure devise a whole lot of evil.  You could figure out how to kill more people more quickly, especially those who didn’t want to go along with the devil’s evil agenda.  So, either you go along with his plan or we kill you and end humanity that way.  PURE EVIL!
More Secrets In The Hebrew Language.
Just as the devil had his evil plot, so God had a plan, too.  However, his plans are always a reaction to to God’s actions. Let’s see what else we find in the Hebrew text.
In Genesis 6:9 it says, “This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect (tammim) in his generations. Noah walked with God.”
The word in Hebrew for “perfect” here is “Tamim.”  This is the same word as used in this verse in Exodus 12:5.  “Your lamb shall be without *blemish*-(“tamim”), a male of the first year. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats.”
“Tammim” means “physically perfect.”
NOAH, HIS WIFE, HIS THREE SONS AND THEIR WIVES WE THE ONLY FULLY HUMAN STOCK LEFT ON EARTH!  Woah!
That sure paints a whole different picture, doesn’t it?  Now do you see why the flood HAD TO HAPPEN?  It was the only way to keep the human race from being completely wiped out.
If God had not destroyed these hybrid creatures, The Champion, Jesus, could not have been born; the One Who could save us all.  WE WOULD ALL BE ETERNALLY LOST!  Even so, it broke God’s heart to have to destroy the creation He loved so much.
Post-Diluvian Giants.

Oh, satan tried many other times to thwart God’s plan. After the flood, when he found out that God was never going to send another one, he had his minions do it again.  The half-human creatures they spawned were the post-diluvian races of giants known as the Anakim and Rephaim.  Goliath was one of them.

That’s why, even though he was more than 9’ tall, he could stand up and wear all that heavy armor.  An ordinary human’s legs would crumple under his own weight, let alone all the extra weigh of all that bronze.  Goliath could stand because he had demonic help.

The Genocide Of Canaan.

Didn’t you ever wonder why God told Israel to kill every man, woman and child in the cities of Canaan?  I did.  I never understood why until I learned that these people there were killed because they also were not fully human. Their DNA was polluted will the genes of fallen angels just like the Nephillim before the flood.  If God didn’t make sure that they were completely destroyed, the human race would have faced the same dilemma and  satan would have succeeded in his evil plan.

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Other Tactics.
In Moses’ day, the devil tried to have all the Hebrew babies drowned in the Nile.  Why Hebrew babies and not Egyptian?  Because the Champion would come from their race.  Oops.  Wrong again.  It wasn’t Moses!
Then, around the time of Jesus’ birth, he arranged for all the children 2 and under to be slaughtered by his buddy, Herod.

You see?  The devil is not all-knowing. He didn’t know exactly what was happening, Who was coming, or when.  When Jesus was born, he knew something REALLY BIG must have happened when kings from the East came calling on Herod some two years later.  They were looking for the King of the Jews Who was born somewhere nearby.  But since he didn’t know which baby it was, hence the arrangement with Herod.

Well…….HE MISSED!  HALLELUJAH!!!

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……and that, Church, is why God had to send flood:  To preserve the human race with Noah’s Ark!
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