March 25, 2010

Encouraging Words 3/25/10 Jesus... the Ark of Safety Part 1

From:  Love Worth Finding

God wants us to be saved so much that He gives illustrations all through the Bible about it. I believe one of the grandest pictures of salvation is from the story of Noah’s ark.

Noah’s ark is a picture of the Lord Jesus Christ in this way: The ark is like a great coffin. It doesn’t have a bow; it doesn’t have a stern; it doesn’t have a helm because it is under the control of Almighty God.

The ark keeps the judgment waters out. God shut Noah, his family, and the animals inside the ark. Genesis 7:16 says, “And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.”

God sealed them in. Nobody could open the door. But, there was a window. Noah could open the window and look up. Do you see the parallel?

Ephesians 1:13-14 says, “In whom [Jesus] ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of His glory.”

We are in Christ, sealed by the Holy Spirit of God. It is in Jesus that we know God the Father. Is it not true that when we come in to Him, we are closed in to look up? The way that we look into heaven is through Jesus Christ, the Ark of Safety.

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