And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.Genesis 7:1.
Noah had faithfully followed the instructions which he had received from God. The ark was finished in every part as the Lord had directed, and was stored with food for man and beast. And now the servant of God made his last solemn appeal to the people. With an agony of desire that words cannot express, he entreated them to seek a refuge while it might be found. Again they rejected his words, and raised their voices in jest and scoffing. Suddenly a silence fell upon the mocking throng. Beasts of every description, the fiercest as well as the most gentle, were seen coming from mountain and forest and quietly making their way toward the ark. A noise as of a rushing wind was heard, and lo, birds were flocking from all directions, their numbers darkening the heavens, and in perfect order they passed to the ark. Animals obeyed the command of God, while men were disobedient.
When they saw the beasts come from the forests to the door of the ark, and Noah take them in, they had so long resisted, so long denied the message that God had given them, that … conscience had become unimpressible
Mercy had ceased its pleadings for the guilty race. The beasts of the field and the birds of the air had entered the place of refuge. Noah and his household were within the ark, “and the Lord shut him in.” … The massive door, which it was impossible for those within to close, was slowly swung to its place by unseen hands. Noah was shut in, and the rejecters of God’s mercy were shut out. The seal of Heaven was on that door; God had shut it, and God alone could open it. So when Christ shall cease His intercession for guilty men, before His coming in the clouds of heaven, the door of mercy will be shut. Then divine grace will no longer restrain the wicked, and Satan will have full control of those who have rejected mercy. They will endeavor to destroy God’s people; but as Noah was shut into the ark, so the righteous will be shielded by divine power.
Conflict and Courage p. 39
Prayer Requests
—–Please pray for several people that I know who are having fluid in their abdomen because of various reasons all of which are serious. Pray for healing.
—–Please continue to pray for B to get a good job. L
—–Please pray for Cheryl’s father who has been having health issues for the past few months and is in the hospital with bleeding issues. Esther
—–Please pray for Doug and his wife as she is ailing. Rose
Dear Friends,
Some years ago, Ron and I decided to go to a nearby park to take a little walk. In this
park was a brick path painted yellow. As we walked on this path, I was
thinking how unlike the streets of gold in the New Jerusalem it was. The
painted bricks had worn places where the dusky-red color shown through:
the paths in the Heavenly Kingdom are crystal clear gold that will not
become unsightly. As we walked, we could see the curse that sin has
brought upon our planet. There were dead leaves, broken branches, a
small lake full of filthy water, weeds, trash. Ron stopped to talk to a
fisherman and walked over to see his catch: a small fish gasping out its
dying breath. How far removed from the Place where we are longing to be.
Oh, may we soon walk those streets of gold! “Blessed are they that do
his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may
enter in through the gates into the city.” Rev 21:14 “And he showed me
a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the
throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on
either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve
manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of
the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more
curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his
servants shall serve him: And they shall see his face; and his name
shall be in their foreheads. And there shall be no night there; and they
need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them
light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.” Rev 22:1-5 “And they
shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and
eat the fruit of them. They shall not build, and another inhabit; they
shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days
of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are
the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring with them. And
it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while
they are yet speaking, I will hear. The wolf and the lamb shall feed
together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall
be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy
mountain, saith the LORD.” Isa 65:21-25 “The wolf also shall dwell with
the lamb,
and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young
lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And
the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down
together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the sucking
child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put
his hand on the cockatrice’ den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all
my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the
LORD, as the waters cover the sea.” Isa 11:6-9 “And God shall wipe away
all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither
sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former
things are passed away.” Rev 21:4

May we all be there is my prayer. Rose

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