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God’s Promise In The Rainbow

God’s Promise In The Rainbow
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The Lord destroyed the Earth with a flood and instructed Noah to build the ark. Noah was a faithful man who walked with God and did as He was instructed. The flood came to pass and Noah and his sons, his wife, and his wives sons, along with clean and unclean animals, birds, and beasts and everything that creeps the Earth were the only flesh that did not die. Once the flood waters subsided and God instructed all to leave the ark, He made a covenant to never destroy every living thing as he had done. The Lord establishes his covenant and says never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood, never again shall there be a flood to destroy the Earth.

(Gen. 9: 12-17) Then God said, “This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you and every living creature that is with you for perpetual generations. I set my rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the Earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud; and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the Earth.” And God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between me and all flesh that is on the Earth.”


Noah’s Ark

The Story of Noah’s Ark
Genesis 6-8

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An inspirational story of having patience, faith, obedience, and trusting God’s timing.
  • The wickedness and judgement of man

    It came to pass that men began multiplying. The Lord said that his spirit will not strive with man forever for he is indeed of flesh. Then the Lord seen that wickedness of man was great in the Earth and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. The Bible says the Lord was sorry that he had made man on the Earth. He was grieved at heart. Then the Lord says he is going to destroy man who he created on Earth both man and beast, every creeping thing, and bird in the air; for he was sorry he made them. BUT Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
  • Noah please God

    Noah was a man of God perfect in generations and walked with God. Noah had 3 sons, Shem, Ham, Japheth. The Earth was corrupt and filled with violence. God looked at the Earth and seen all flesh had corrupted their way on Earth.
  • The Ark prepared

    The Lord told Noah he was going to destroy the Earth because violence had filled it. God instructed Noah exactly how to build the ark. God told him (Gen. 6:14-16) to use gopherwood, to make rooms in the ark, and cover it in side and out side with pitch . He went on to give Noah exact dimensions, the length of the ark shall be 300 cubits, its width 50 cubits, and its height 30 cubits. God then instructed him to put a window in the ark a cubit from above. God told him to set the door of the ark on its side. And told Noah he shall make the ark with lower, second, and third decks. Since Noah was a just man who walked with God he did according to all that God commanded him.
  • The Great Flood

    The Lord said to Noah “Come into the ark, you and all your household, because I have seen that you are righteous before Me in this generation.” The the Lord further instructed Noah “You shall take with you seven each of every clean animal, a male and his female; two each of animals that are unclean, a male and his female, also seven each of birds of the air, male and female, to keep the species alive on the face of all the Earth.” He then told Noah he would flood the Earth in seven days and it would rain forty days and forty nights and destroy all things He had created. Noah even at the age of 600 years old, he did according to Gods commandment.

    Noah went on the ark he built and with him was his sons, wife and his sons wives. On the ark with them were the animals, the clean and unclean, the birds and everything that creeps the Earth. Each coming two by two, male and female to Noah just as God commanded. Seven days passed and the flood began, the fountains of the great deep were broken up and the window of heaven were opened up. The rain began to fall lasting for forty days and forty nights. As the rain fell and the waters increased the ark began to lift high above the Earth moving about the surface. The waters overtook the Earth and prevailed 15 cubits upward over all the mountains. All flesh, birds, cattle, beasts and creeping creature died. All that walked the Earth and had remained on dry land died. Only Noah and those who were with him in the ark remained alive. The waters remained on the Earth for 150 days.

  • Noah’s Deliverance

    God remembered Noah, his family and all the animals and beasts and God made a wind to pass over the Earth and the waters subsided. Fountains of deep and windows of heaven were stopped and the rain was restrained. At the end of the 150 days the water decreased and the ark rested in Ararat on the 17th day of the 7th month. The waters weren’t gone though the continued to decrease until the 10th month. And the Bible says the mountain tops were seen on the 1st day of the 10th month.

    The Bible says after the rain came to pass at the end of 40 days he opened the window he built into the ark and sent out a raven that flew back and forth until the waters dried up. Noah then sent out a dove to see if the waters had subsided but the dove came back to him as it had no place to rest. Noah waited 7 days and sent the dove out again this time the dove returned with an olive leaf. Noah knew the waters had decreased and waited another 7 days. This time when Noah sent the dove out it did not return. Now in the 601st year in the 1st month on the 1st day the waters were dried up from the Earth. Noah removed the covering of the ark to look and the land was in fact dry. On the 2nd month on the 27th day the Earth was dried and God told Noah to “Go out of the ark, you and your wife, and your sons and your sons wives with you. Bring out with you every living thing of all flesh that is with you: birds and cattle and every creeping thing that creeps on the Earth, so that they may abound on the Earth, and be fruitful and multiply on the Earth.”

    Noah did exactly as God instructed him to do. He took his sons, his wife, his sons wives, the animals, beasts, birds and creeping creatures and they all left the ark.

  • God’s covenant with creation

    Noah built an altar to the Lord and took of every clean animal and bird and offered up a burnt offering to the Lord. The Lord smelled the aroma and said in His heart “I will never again curse the ground for man’s sake, although the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth, nor will I again destroy every living thing as I have done.”

Adam, Eve and the Garden of Eden

God created man on the sixth day. (Genesis 1:26-31)  God then planted a garden east of Eden and placed the man he formed in it. God then made every tree grow in the garden including the tree of life and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. (Genesis 2:8-9) God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and keep it. (Genesis 2:15) God instructed the man the he may eat freely from all trees in the garden except for the tree of knowledge of good and evil. God commanded the man not to eat the fruit from the tree of knowledge or he would surely die.  (Genesis 2:16-17) God seen that the man needed a companion so that he would not be alone. (Gen 2:18) God created every living creature and brought it to Adam and whatever Adam called it, became its name. Adam named every animal/creature but did not find a helper comparable to himself. (Genesis 2:19-20) God then caused Adam to go into a deep rest and removed one of his ribs. God closed the wound on Adam and used his rib to created woman and then brought the woman to Adam. (Genesis 2:21-23) Both man and woman were naked and neither were ashamed. (Genesis 2:25)

The serpent was the sliest of all beasts on the land. He asked woman (Eve) of what trees she was aloud to eat. Woman told the serpent she could eat from all trees except for the one in the midst of the garden. She told the serpent that she could not eat from nor touch the tree or God said she would die. The serpent convinced Eve that God did not want her to know that the fruit from the tree would make her wise like Him, opening her eyes to knowing good and evil and that eating the fruit would not make her die. Even then saw the tree as good fruit that would make her wise and ate it. This is how the knowledge of good and evil and sin entered the world. She then gave the fruit to her husband and he ate it. Once they had eaten the fruit they knew they were naked and sewed fig leaves together to cover themselves. (Genesis 3)

The Lord entered the Garden of Eden and Adam and Eve hid among the trees from the presence of God. God called out to Adam asking him “Where are you?” Adam told God he was hiding as he was afraid because he was naked. God wanted to know how Adam knew he was naked and asked if he had eaten from the tree of knowledge that he commanded him not to eat from. Adam explained that his wife gave him the fruit. God asked the woman what she had done and the woman explained. She explained she had been deceived by the serpent into eating the fruit. (Genesis 3)

God cursed the serpent more than every other beast in the field. To the woman God said he would greatly multiply her sorrow and conception. To Adam God said the land is cursed for his sake because he did not listen to God when he commanded him not to eat the fruit. God then made clothes from tunics of skin to cloth the man and his wife. The Lord then said now man is like Him to know good and evil and now man MUST reach out to the tree of life and eat to live forever.  (Genesis 3)

In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth

Genesis 1:1-2:3

The Creation Story:

The opening chapter of the Bible begins with these words, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (NIV) This summarizes what was about to unfold. We learn from the text that the earth was formless, empty, and dark, and God’s Spirit moved over the waters preparing to perform God’s Word in the creation of Earth. And then God began to speak into existence his creation. The day by day account follows:

  • Day 1 – God created light and separated the light from the darkness, calling light “day” and darkness “night.”
  • Day 2 – God created an expanse to separate the waters and called it “sky.”
  • Day 3 – God created the dry ground and gathered the waters, calling the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters “seas.” On day three, God also created vegetation (plants and trees).
  • Day 4 – God created the sun, moon, and the stars to give light to the earth and to govern and separate the day and the night. These would also serve as signs to mark seasons, days, and years.
  • Day 5 – God created every living creature of the seas and every winged bird, blessing them to multiply and fill the waters and the sky with life.
  • Day 6 – God created the animals to fill the earth. On day six, God also created man and woman (Adam and Eve) in his own image to commune with him. He blessed them and gave them every creature and the whole earth to rule over, care for, and cultivate.
  • Day 7 – God had finished his work of creation and so he rested on the seventh day, blessing it and making it holy.

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