Christ is for us by Pastor Melissa Scott

July 16, 2010 · Posted in Pastor Melissa Scott 

Well, unless he had some speed growth there, vines take a long time to grow. That means a long time and a long process to make wine. He did not just… it did not just happen. But possibly, he could have just had too much to drink not knowing it would make him pass out like he did, who knows? You know, but every body like Romans 3:23 says, everybody falls short. Okay, Noah got drunk so everything that he did before that gets wiped out because he got drunk. This is the interpretation of some of the people that you meet.

Pastor Melissa Scott tells us that chapter 7 begins with God saying, “Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for I have seen righteous before me in this generation.” The 16th verse, “They went in” “They went in male and female of all flesh, as God commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.” Outside of the ark there had to be universal reign of death. It had to be like that night of the Passover when they didn’t put the blood: those who didn’t put the blood over the doorpost, the angel of death did not pass over, and many died and were killed by the death angel. The screams had to be horrific. And then the water began to rise and probably those that mocked and ridiculed probably they heard banging on the doors of ‘let me in’ and ‘help me’ as the waters rose. But God shut Noah in – he and his family.

We know the story extends beyond this, but I want to wrap it up with five points of the types of Christ in what we have looked at. So I always like to make an appropriation to the New Testament. I am going to do it, I have penned the five points in my Bible and here they are: The ark was God’s provision to Noah as Christ is for us. All those that enter in will find rest. Matthew 11:28: “Come unto me, all that labour and are heavy laden, I will give you rest.” And it is funny, “Rest Noah; but God’s provision for Noah, the ark; for us, Christ. Number two. God revealed His design to Noah to carry out perfectly.

Likewise, Christ came to do the will of the Father perfectly and did it. Number three. Before construction trees needed to be felled – many, many trees as I have mentioned just like the trees or tree that was felled to sweeten the waters that were bitter Marah. Trees needed to be felled and cut down, a living thing to be cut down as an element in the process of salvation like Christ living needed to be cut as the Bible says cut short for salvation. Number four. The ark was the refuge for Noah from God’s judgment. Likewise, Christ is for us.

Noah is bid to come just like Peter, “Lord if it be thou, bid me come” just like Peter except a different fashion. And I go back to the passage where the Bible says, “He who comes to me I will in no wise throw out” – I won’t cast out. The invitation was to come.

These are five promises for us that you can take with you today. It’s fine and nice to be able to pull apart and see what is in here in these little words and treasures in the Hebrew and some other languages. But five promises to leave the building with today that all of this that God provided for for Noah is provided in one source for us today; and that is Jesus Christ.

I am going to continue this at a later time but that is my message for today.

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