Saturday, 7 December 2013
READ TODAYS RHAPSODY OF REALITIES BY PASTOR CHRIS.
Preserved In Him · Saturday, December 7th · 2013
Pastor Chris: By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith (Hebrews 11:7).
In Genesis, the Lord directed Noah to build an ark because judgment was coming on the world. While he was building, the people scoffed at him because there was no sign of rain. "Will God actually destroy the world with water?" they asked, jeering at him. Noah wasn’t dissuaded however; he carried on till he completed the ark. The Lord had instructed him saying, "Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female. Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth" (Genesis 7:2-3).
Noah did accordingly, and soon as he got into the ark with his family, and all the animals, God shut the door after them. Shortly, it got cloudy, and windy; and the rains began to fall until the whole world was submerged in the ensuing deluge. The people thought it would stop, but it didn’t, until it destroyed all men and animals on earth. However, not so for the ark and those in it: the higher the water rose, the higher it lifted the ark and made it easy for it to glide along. The same water that destroyed others, preserved Noah and his family; because they were in the ark.
That ark is symbolic of Christ. To be in Christ is to be in God’s secret place of rest and protection. Psalm 91:1-2 says, "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust."
Christ is your refuge! If you’re in Him, you have nothing to fear because you’re in safety. There may be a social or economic flood destroying men’s lives today, but the same waters will bear you up and preserve you.
Confession I dwell in Christ, in the secret place of the Most High, where I’m protected under the shadow of the Almighty; my Refuge and my Fortress, in whom I confidently trust! I have no fears, because He’s my safe haven! f u r t h e r s t u d y: 1 Peter 3:20-21 Daily Scripture Reading 1 Year Reading Plan : Jude 1:1-25, Ezekiel 24-26 2 Year Reading Plan : John 18:19-27, 2 Chronicles 15-16