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September 23, 2022 6:00 am
Welcome to the Kerwin Baptist Church broadcast today. Our desire is for the word of God spread throughout all me know join is now for a portion of one of our services here at Kerwin Baptist Church located in Kernersville, North Carolina Six chapter 6 this morning and I were to begin just a couple weeks series on Noah and the ark.
It just every once in a while though come across amidst his were folks in our church will ask me about certain things and then sometimes I find that there's different folks asking me about the same thing unrelated to each other.
This is one of those instances now I understand that there is a Hollywood movie coming out soon about the Noah and the ark amicably as individuals – he said he that they say no Hollywood can twist everything of you ever thought about just taking some time in teaching about Noah and the ark and just going to show what the truth is, so that when so wouldn't get twisted her folks would kind of understand it better and that you know I think is a lot of good thought to that were not doing this message because there's a movie coming out but I do know that this message is something that I wanted to preach on. Eventually anyway. And there could not be a better time for here's one as we preach on this over the next two or three weeks.
You have individuals at your job that might bring up something like that.
It's amazing when something from the Hollywood will come out with that. All of a sudden it begins to peak interest and you know we think of, even of the passion of the Christ of different things that how it spurred conversation. Whatever the case might be, so I want to dig into things this morning and I want to look at what the Bible has to say about the way it's extremely extremely interesting. What I want to do is today.
I want to look at the ark and working to share some details about the ark today, but I want to look at the ark of how it is as related to the gospel of Christ and out this morning were to be teaching on that subject that good old gospel ship know if you realize this but the ark is nothing but a picture of what Christ has done for us every last detail of what happened with Noah and the ark and I went room to show little of that today.
Next Sunday will give probably little bit more specifics measurements look at the nitty-gritty of things and then after that, the third week and if we unless we extend another one in between to be talking specifically about the rainbow that God gave as a sign. Obviously, when the flood had expired and he gave Noah and his family that signed from the rainbow.
By the way, let me just say this just so you know I'll tell you had a time.
Anything that God ever does. Satan likes to take it and absolutely twisted in the rainbow has been twisted over these years.
That's just like old Satan, God left that as a sign that he would not judge the earth with water anymore, but next time it would be fire and is just like Satan to try to take the focus off of that to try to make folks forget that there is judgment coming in, dear friend.
I hope this will be interesting for you over the next couple of weeks.
Let me start off by saying this. There's a lot of folks out there believe it or not. He knew that either to go to church that do not believe that the ark ever existed.
They do not believe the story of Noah and the ark. They do not believe that God wiped out all of mankind. Every living and breathing thing on the earth. They do not believe that God did that and salvaged mankind.
Basically, through Noah and his family that were on the ark.
They just don't believe that happened they don't believe there was an art and cannot tell you there is and if for no other reason, because God said it. Now the Bible says in the New Testament, Jesus began to not criticize but he began to explain that some people, their faith was small because they had to have a sign of something to believe, may I say that if God's word. I believe God's word is God himself. In the beginning was the word the word was with God the Word was God. So if the Bible says that that's all that has to be said there's an art. There is a man named Noah and God did exactly what God did were to share that but chemical pictures and simply because all you gotta do is get on Google or YouTube, and it will actually make your mind swim and I just wondered it.
You know I think is about 1880.
They began to find these first glimpses and they believe in, and I don't doubt it. I've not been there. So this is not fat. I'm not saying or sharing that hate you know we found something online is is more than that we do in research through obviously, McCann ham his creation website. I begin doing some research about the ark and different things, but I want been just to show these next couple of pictures in the country of Turkey, and this is in the Bible makes it clear that the ark when the flood was done that it rested on the mountains of Ararat. It does not mean that it rested on Mount Ararat.
It means it rested on the mountains of Ararat and there's all these kind of mountains there in Turkey that is that region, and if you'll notice in the bottom right-hand side of the screen you'll see a big outline. They believe that they have found the ark that you would think this would make you know, obviously news and by the way you did make Fox News three days ago, of all things simple because this movies coming out, but if you show the next image I know little bit hard to see on small thing, but you can see the outline of the ark. They have found a man-made substance there is made out of wood.
They have literally crawl you go on YouTube. You can find the crime they have found rooms they have found would they have found.
This is mankind it's been buried underground dirt and ice go and go to that next picture this a picture of the inside of that structure that you just saw.
It is made out of woman there's nesting rooms that they called.
It's amazing on the show you today when the Bible says rooms in the ark what it means. This is actual inside of what we just saw on that land in the measurements a measure exactly what the ark measurements would be the walls were still intact.
They have rooms underneath some of it is still encased in ice underneath the ground and and so they believe and and course. We believe in many obviously Christians believe that this is the ark and they have found. But why does that not make national news. Why are there not crews digging, excavating up the ark because there is be no way that you could be an atheist. If you had that proof that you think Satan whatever let that get out but I just tell you there something you go online you need to see and just Google say pictures of what the you know of the found ark or pictures of the ark. Anything that you have fun just doing some research on your own. That's not what I'm doing for you this morning. I just wanted you to see a few of those things. Look at verse 12 Genesis chapter 6 and I'm excited about this this morning. I hope that this will be a blessing to you.
Everything we do this morning. You gotta look after the eyes of the gospel. Everything I share it relates to how the ark pictures the gospel of the Messiah that was to come with verse 12 God looked upon the earth, and behold, it was corrupt and guess what it is again for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth, or that sounds like us done.
Verse 13 God said unto know the end of all flesh is come before me for the earth is filled with violence through them, and behold, I will destroy them with the earth make the ark of gopher wood rooms.
Shalt thou make in the ark, and shall pitch it within and without with pitch and this is the fashion which thou shalt make it up. By the way, is in a grade on preaching on how the floods came, and the rain is coming down outside. Doesn't God just okay anyway verse 15 the length of the ark shall be 300 cubits the breath of it 50 cubits and a height of 30 cubits will give you that exact what that means to us just a little bit.
A window shalt thou make to the ark and in a cubits shalt thou finish it above and the door of this ark shalt thou set in the side thereof with lower, second and third stories shout, thou make it notice this and behold I even I do bring a flood of waters upon the earth to destroy all flesh, by the way they had seen rain yet at this time where it is the breath of life from under heaven, and everything that is in the earth shall die. Notice that it didn't say everything on the planet is that everything that is in the earth shall die, but with the will I establish my covenant and thou shalt come into the ark, thou my sons and thy wife and my sons wives with the and of every living thing of all flesh. Two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with the they shall be male and female of fouls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto the need to keep them alive and take thou unto the of all food that is eaten. Thou shalt gather it to the and it shall be food for the and for them. Thus did Noah according to all that God commanded him, so did he find out chapter 7 and as we go further in this that there was two of every kind of animal.
Also that under some different animals that are good will give you that next week that there was seven of those animals that came on, not just to now I had someone asked me a question couple weeks ago. What did they do for the fish where they keep the fish.
How did they keep fish a lot and it's very simple. They didn't have fish on the ark. They didn't need to.
The whole point of the ark was to keep those species alive and when you flood the earth with water fish or find there is is said that everything on the earth fish don't live on the earth. They live in the water and so the fish that need to be salvaged because they were just fine. God basically just gave them a whole much more room to play is basically what he did for the fish so the fish obviously were And they were not on the ark, but it goes through in all these details will give you some more. Those next week we read God's word. Let's pray Lord we need your help this morning and Lord.
Anything that displays your gospel. I know you're in the Lord. I pray that I would rightly divide your word this morning in Jesus name we pray. Amen. It's always easier look at things little bit systematically. Let's look first at the plans for the ark, the plans for the ark.
God gave Noah some specific plans that he should follow. Number one I want you to notice this under the articles of that. What are the articles of the plan. What what things were used and what did he tell news to things he was specific with number one was gopher wood and God told him obviously to make the ark or build the ark out of gopher wood. You would not believe the debate just about that point that is out there. What is gopher wood. Nobody really knows it's from an undisclosed tree. They have no idea. Some believe that that word gopher was actually a translation from the word Cofer, which could end up meeting a cypress tree.
Then you'll find other proof that it wasn't cypress tree.
It could have been pine it could've been cypress. It could've been Ebony would we really don't know exactly where gopher wood came from or why God called it that. Or why it was translated out that we don't know nobody knows specifically. And I gotta tell you in our day and time you get online and find about anything and you can't believe everything you find online, like the commercials tell you okay so listen, you gotta be real careful and and and and a lot of people think they know a lot of things, but if you're going to stay biblical. There's just something we do not know for sure. Here's the whole point.
It really does matter. The point of the ark wasn't the kind of what it was built out of the point of the ark is that it pointed to Christ all right but are you looking gopher wood and gopher wood or wood is a type of humanity. As you look at this story. Why did God say build it obviously out of wood.
Why is wood a picture of humanity, preacher, well in order for a tree to exist.
There had to be a C and that tree had to basically basically have been birthed. So how is it tree Birdwell. It grows in the soil created the soil so God created that tree. A tree had to be born a tree had to grow and then a tree had to be cut down to build the ark, which was an item of safety for people, the son of God had to come he had to be born.
He had to grow. He had to die in order to be safety for us.
Not only that he died on a tree would trees are always a picture or a type of humanity to provide salvation. Jesus had to be cut down and be sacrificed for us. What you don't want to read this to you in Isaiah 53 Bible speaks of this how he was sacrificing he was cut down. Basically for us is a 53 says he is despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid as it were our faces from him.
He was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our grief's carried our sorrows, yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was what wound did for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities.
The chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes we are healed. He would verse seven he was oppressed.
He was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth. He was cut down for us type of humanity. Second, the articles, this got that.
I want you to build out a gopher wood and I want you to pitch it within and without. Now what is pitch. This starts another whole debate a thing pitch is basically a black like gooey substance that would basically be used as a sealant and basically when this ark was built on the wood they would slather this black stuff called pitch and it would cover the outside of the ark and God says I want you to cover the inside of the ark with it.
It would basically be a sealant to keep water from coming in to the ark. Now for all of us that are not geologists pitch.
Let me explain. It is a black like glue substance left behind when coal tar is heated or distilled. Now it belongs to the same family of asphalt or vitamin. Now today it is largely produced by heating coal.
We still use pitch today on asphalt slaughter that lacks depth of the cover to cover different things and seal it is the same thing basically that they use now. Individuals that don't believe in the arm say what we don't think that they were able to have coal in those days they had not had that mining process so there's no way he could've used pitch on the ark. The whole thing is false.
So then how did he make pitch before the growth of what we would call petroleum or coal.
Listen to me about this is interesting. I found their first step would've been to obtain resin from pine trees, which at the time grew in dense forest throughout your list of this I herringbone pattern of cuts was gouged into the tree trunk and the resin would run down the grooves and collected into a pot at the base of the tree.
Pine resin is still collected in this way.
In Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Finland and other countries. Now, when the resin had finished flowing.
The trees were chopped down, covered in soil or ash and burned slowly to produce a lightweight black pure form of carbon called charcoal. It can all be done without coal. It could be use the trees to do this, obviously, they would have known how to do this.
Back in these days because they used the resources that they have the last step in the process of making pitch was to add the powdered charcoal from those birch trees to the boiling pine residents different proportions of charcoal would produce pitch of different properties.
It was this pitch, which was used to waterproof the large ocean going wooden ships and are obviously history that we would know in American history. Obviously, as we look through this, we find that it was absolutely possible for Noah to come up with pitch and to create it and to use it. Even in those days.
Now, isn't it a shame that you gotta read all that to convince people because of God said that's a way where it stopped. But you work with people I don't miss really believe the Bible you'll run across people so much understand that process could have very easily been used just with trees and they would not of had to have coal you say all right, but what's the point of pitch. Think about God said a type of humanity want you to cut down those trees build the ark out of the trees and then I want you to cover that picture of humanity with resin to seal it and to protect that pitch is a sign of the blood of Christ, it has covered up our sins, and his blood has sealed us unto the day of redemption.
Everywhere you look in the ark. It's a picture of Christ to listen.
That pitch covered the wood like Christ blood covered our sins. Second, it protected the wood water in the Bible is always usually a use as a sign of judgment. Remember how the children of Israel were walking through the Red Sea and God swallowed Pharaoh's army. Out of judgment and he did it with what water is always a sign of judgment.
Look at me this pitch that covered the wood that pitch protected the individual from the judgment that was coming in the flood and dear friend when you been say you been covered by the blood of Christ not only has it forgiven you of your sins, but there is another judgment coming not of water, like here, but have fire that God said would come, and God's blood that covers your sins will protect you from adjunct all God's people want to say now that the article 2nd what you notice the abodes and I say what what we mean.
The word abode is the only a word I could come up with four room the abodes notice this if you would. The Bible says in verse 14. Notice closely. Make me an ark of gopher wood rooms. Shalt thou make in the ark. Interesting, this word rooms that were rooms but literally means nests or resting places almost like cocoons and you know that's exactly what Jesus said when you get saved. The Bible says that he provides rest now that ark obviously was a picture of preserving human life. But it was also a place where they could rest from the storm. I want to notice two things about their abode. Why is this a picture of us preacher will number one. It provided them a room number one here there number two. It provides a room for hereafter. Now listen to me that ark that nests those rooms and that ark provided firstborn Noah's family and anyone that would've received Christ and would've believed and would've gotten on that ark was into me. It provided rest from that judgment, but it provided rest when the judgment was done. Now listen to me. Matthew 1128 says come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, what is Jesus say I will give you what rest so that means this when you're saved. God gives you rest here, but also second, he gives you rest hereafter say why you know that Woody and what you mean by that.
John chapter 14 verses one through three auto pretty much explained it all. Let not your heart be troubled you believe in God believe also in me.
In my father's house are many what mansions is what he said. He says I go to prepare a place for you and if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you one of myself, put you in that place of rest for where I am, that where I am, you may be also look at me I'm here to tell you that the blood of Christ that covered humanity that covered those that put their faith in Christ and Christ to put their faith in him look at me, and not only gives you rest here, but it will give you rest for eternity. What is the size of the ark, these rooms preacher on the give more specifics next week. Let me give you this way the ark was 450 feet long.
It was 75 feet wide and it was 45 feet high, it means is that the ark at 1,518,750 ft.³ or we put it this way.
It had three levels three levels in the ark.
Each deck or level contain 33,750 ft.² of floor space when he put it in a vernacular, you would understand every deck every level had 21 basketball courts.
That was the room on the ark every level have the room of 21 basketball courts. Now you say will is not enough room notice doing it is estimated that of the 35,000 known species that we have of the 35,000 known species that they could have been fit into 150 boxcars with room to sleep every animal, every animal's been taking into consideration in 150 boxcars there would be room for them to sleep and room for them to eat and they could've fit in 150 boxcars and the ark had the room or the size of 530 boxcars, so there was a whole bunch of empty room on the ark. Why was there overkill. Oh, look at me different. I believe with all my heart that God made that are big enough that every person that lived could've gotten that are you say did God know that there were some that were going to get on the ark. Yes, God knew that there were some that were going to get on the ark, you say, did God know exactly who was going to get on that are yeah probably. God knew exactly who was going to get on that ark listen to me dear friend I want to know. Salvation is the same way God has provided enough room for everybody to receive Christ.
He knows not everybody will know the sound that is some that will there's room if they decide to come there was room for everybody even though they said no, it could signal a whole bunch of time to just build up or what was needed. But God made sure that there was room for every body. You can believe in the doctrine of election if you want to do that only certain ones are to get saved and you might as will not go out solely because you don't know who and what was going to get saved to get saved and whoever's not snogging to get saved but I'm here to say God said we ought to go out and reach every person we can and I'm here to tell you there's enough room in the ark for you have room here.
They had room hereafter. I'm here to tell you, folks, God has provided a spot for you, what you notice. Thirdly, not only we see the articles not only see the abodes but there they want you to see the access God gave the specific things here and the first thing we find in verse 16.
Notice this if you would Bible says a window shalt thou make to the ark and a cubit shall thou finish it above and the door of this ark shalt thou sit in the side thereof. Notice that the door the door with lower, second and third stories shall thou make it to the access first thing we notice is the door we find that God put one door on the ark. There was only one way to enter the safety of the ark. There was another way, there was an alternate way.
There was an easier way. There was in a harder way. You had to go through that door dear friend I'm here to tell you there is only one way salvation. Jesus will teach us is the door I like a revelation where the Bible says Jesus says behold I stand at the door knock. If any man hear my voice, and open sup with me and I with him different. I'm here to tell you there's no way you can earn it, you can't be a good person to get to heaven you can't come to an alternate so you can go to heaven because you came to an altar there can't been sometime in your life or you had a car wreck and you survived and you just know God saved you and so I know I'm going to have a look at me dear friend, you've got to know that the time and you got remember the place. I don't mean like you gotta member the date you got to know the exact eyes mean in your mind you've got to remember, and you got to know that specific time where you put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ where he for gave you of your sins. Were you entered a personal relationship with him.
You've got to know that and I'm here to say there's no other way. Being a good person doing good things come to a good church that doesn't save you simply because there's only one Christ different you have to go through that door. Second, there is a window instructed him to build that door and it would enter from the side that door from that door you could access all three levels. Secondly, he said to build a window.
Why was this window here will when the flood had subsided, and it had calmed down and God brought a great wind and on the give you since next week is just kind of amazing what the storm probably did to the earth. You and I have never seen the earth before the flood will never be able to ever see what it was like then it change contents.
It change land it it it created earthquakes.
It moved literally sub points of our earth and our planet, different things. It was a nasty storm's never been anything like it ever in the history of this planet obvious and I want you to understand something will never going to know what that was like.
But when that was all kind of subsided and God blew the wind away. Noah would put out two different things from that window.
First, there was a raven and there was a dove, and he would put these birds out so that he could find out if it was safe to get off of the ark, and so that window was there. Amazingly, he put the window in the top in order for for for Noah and then to have light to see light.
He put it in the top so that they had to look up to see the light dear friend I'm here to tell you. You and I we have to look up to see the light is the only place we can look silly place you go to find understanding you can find wisdom and pleasure to find peace and rest is if you look up. Thank you for listening to you receive the blessing from our broadcast. The current Baptist Church is located at 4520 Old Hollow Rd. in Kernersville, NC. You may also contact us by phone and 336-993-5119 or Erwin Baptist Church.com enjoy our services live molar medium on her website and church. Thank you for listening to Karen broadcast God bless you