Noah was told by God to build an Ark.
The command was very explicit and very blunt: “BUILD THEE AN ARK.”
However, the false shepherds of Babylon got to Noah, and they said “GOD WOULD NEVER DO THAT, NOAH. GOD NEVER ASKS MAN TO DO ANYTHING AT ALL, HE IS ALL SUFFICIENT FOR US, WE NEED DO NOTHING. BESIDES, TO ADD TO FAITH OR GRACE IS AN ANATHEMA TO US.
YOU MUST TAKE IT BY FAITH, NOAH. You must simply BELIEVE it to be so, and it will be so.” SALVATION IS OF THE LORD, AND NOT DEPENDENT IN ANY WAY UPON MAN.”
Now Noah, being the good sport that he was, went along with the false shepherds. Every day for forty days and forty nights, Noah went out in his front yard with GREAT FAITH, and with GREAT BELIEF, and with GREAT TRUST and prayed thus:
“Dear Lord, thank you for telling me there was a flood coming. Thank you FOR GIVING ME AN ARK. I know when I have prayed and fasted for these 40 days and 40 nights, that you will GIVE ME THE ARK THAT I AND MY FAMILY NEED. Thank you Lord, and I praise thy Holy name. I BELIEVE, and I HAVE TRUST IN THEE, O LORD.”
Noah went out and prayed that prayer for 40 days and 40 nights. On the fortieth night, there came a whirlwind across his yard. A voice spoke out of the wind, and it said: “Noah! Noah! Who taught you thus?”
WHO taught you to DISOBEY MY COMMANDS? Did I not command you to BUILD YOURSELF AN ARK? Why have you not begun this work? Your time runs short, Noah, do as I have commanded, and you shall live. Refuse, and you shall die.”
Noah was stunned. He began to protest. “Lord, we are saved by thy grace and by faith alone. Our theology professors here have told me that FOR ME TO DO ANYTHING is an example of FAITH PLUS WORKS, and SALVATION IS BY FAITH ALONE!!
There can be NO WORKS MIXED IN WITH SALVATION, OTHERWISE IT IS “WORKS” AND NOT OF GRACE, NOR OF FAITH, and that would prove MY FAITH INVALID, AND A FRAUD. Therefore Lord, BY FAITH ALONE I MUST WAIT FOR THEE TO GIVE ME AS I AND MY FAMILY NEED.”
The whirlwind blew stronger. The voice got louder. “Noah!! A FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS A DEAD FAITH, IT IS NO FAITH AT ALL. How saith thou to me you need not do as I command thee? Do you not know that FAITH is a dynamic force to MOVE YOU TO DO AS YOU ARE COMMANDED? WHO ARE THESE SUB-NEANDERTHALS TELLING YOU THIS, ANYWAY?
Did I say I WOULD BUILD YOU AN ARK, OR DID I COMMAND YOU TO BUILD IT?
HOW SAITH THOU?”
Noah was now in shock. He knew perfectly well what the Lord had REALLY SAID.
He muttered something about belief and faith and hung his head in shame. He fell to his face and asked the Lord for forgiveness for his rebellion, and his stupidity.
“Thou art forgiven, do as I command, and thou shalt live. DO IT NOT, AND THOU SHALT DIE, ALONG WITH THOSE FALSE SHEPHERDS, FOR THEY SHALL SURELY DIE.” The wind ceased. It was silent.
So Noah set out to do as HE WAS COMMANDED. he became obedient to the COMMANDS OF THE LORD, and began to build HIS OWN ARK.
The false shepherds came to watch. They excommunicated Noah and called him a heretic. They showed him to the door of their assembly. “Get thee away from us, for we are holier than thou” they sneered.
They said HE WAS A “WORKS” ORIENTED FOOL, a LEGALIST, who mixed WORKS WITH FAITH for HIS SALVATION. “God did it ALL for us, we need to nothing”, they screamed at Noah – you are a tottering old fool, totally senile and a complete idiot.”
They taunted Him day and night, but Noah IGNORED THEM, and continued his work. He would attempt to explain to them that real faith was proved by DOING AS THE LORD COMMANDED, but it fell upon deaf ears. They would not hear of it. “AWAY WITH YOU, YOU HERETIC,” they would scream. “YOU DEFILE THE SCRIPTURES, YOU ARE AN INSULT TO OUR FAITH AND GOD SHALL DAMN YOU FOREVER.”
Noah continued his work. LINE BY LINE, PRECEPT UPON PRECEPT, HERE A LITTLE AND THERE A LITTLE. The ARK OF SALVATION BEGAN TO REVEAL ITSELF.
He followed closely THE PLAN given to him by the Lord. He did not DEVIATE FROM IT, He did not argue with it, DISTORT IT, PERVERT IT, TWIST IT, or attempt to make is say something IT DID NOT SAY.
Noah knew IT SAID WHAT IT SAID, so he was obedient unto ALL OF IT.
The day came when the whirlwind returned.
“Well done, thou good and faithful servant. Now go and get the animals I have brought you and place them in the ark. The rain will come within SEVEN DAYS.” Noah did not argue at all, WITH GREAT FEAR HE MOVED AND DID AS HE WAS TOLD.
The false prophets SHOUTED WITH GLEE AS THEY WATCHED THIS “FOOL” NOAH LOAD ALL OF THESE ANIMALS IN HIS NEW BOAT. “You are A LEGALIST, YOU ARE A WORKER”, they would taunt, “and DEATH COMETH YOUR WAY.”
The day of the rains came. THE WHIRLWIND CAME AND SHUT NOAH IN WITH HIS FAMILY. THE WAY WAS NOW FOREVER BLOCKED.
The false shepherds LAUGHED AND HOWLED AT NOAH. THEY MOCKED HIM.
THEN THE RAINS CAME. As the waters GREW they began to realize that something was wrong.
Slowly their taunts of LEGALIST and WORKER changed into pleas for mercy and for compassion. Now they realized that NOAH WAS NOT A FOOL, and that HIS OBEDIENCE, and his WORKS had wrought for HIM SALVATION, and they WERE LOST FOREVER!!
Noah could hear their screams, but he could not go out, for the DOOR WAS SHUT. It was too late. They had allowed their OPINIONS and their THEOLOGY to sweep them into eternal ruin and loss. They all died in their sins. THEY WERE FOOLISH VIRGINS.
Noah was saved by HIS FAITH, WHICH WAS TESTED AND PROVED IN THE FIRES OF HIS OBEDIENCE TO THE COMMANDS TO BUILD THE ARK. He built HIS OWN ARK, by FOLLOWING THE COMMANDS OF HIS LORD.
When HE WAS FINISHED, HE FOUND OUT THE BOAT WAS WORTHY. It did not sink. HE WAS CARRIED ABOVE THE WAVES OF JUDGMENT.
Jesus Christ commanded US TO PICK UP OUR CROSS. He NEVER said ANYWHERE that HE WOULD DO IT FOR US. He also commanded us to ENTER INTO THE STRAIT GATE AND WALK THE NARROW WAY. He never said ANYWHERE that HE WOULD DO THAT FOR US.
He commanded US TO SEARCH FOR THE LORD THY GOD WITH ALL OF OUR HEART, SOUL, MIND AND STRENGTH. He NEVER said He would do the searching for us.
He commanded us to SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, and He NEVER SAID HE WOULD DO THAT FOR US EITHER.
He commanded us TO SEEK, KNOCK AND BEG UNTIL GOD REVEALED HIMSELF, UNTIL WE HAD “FOUND” OUR RANSOM and our SALVATION. He never said anywhere He would do that for us.
The commands are all there, and we can ACCEPT THEM OR WE CAN REJECT THEM.
Somewhere in here is a truth that millions upon millions of Christians did not understand.
They drowned in the Tribulation Tsunami.
A partial except from GAINSAYERS II. You need to read it. Everyone does. The Tribulation tsunami is almost upon us. ENTER YE IN.
For GAINSAYERS II
For THE CHRISTIAN GAINSAYERS and GAINSAYERS 2 COMBO: