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17 January 2019

The Flood

by Rev. Raymond Butler

“Then 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.”

Genesis 7:1

Noah was a righteous man who lived in unrighteous times. And even a righteous man like Noah still went through the flood. There is false theological teaching that says that being a Christian means we never go through anything. Christianity doesn’t guarantee that we will never have problems, being a Christian does not mean that we will not go through storms or experience a flood.

What the word of God guarantees is, if you’re in the right place in your faith when the storm hits, if you’re at the right place in your mind when the problem arrives, if you’re spiritually anchored when the flood is poured out, you will survive and be lifted to a higher place in victory.

The ark is a beautiful picture of Jesus. Just like the ark saved Noah and his family from the judgement of the flood, so Jesus saves us from the judgement of sin. It’s not about the flood - it’s about the ark. Christ is our ark.

Don’t focus on the flood or you will miss the beauty of the ark. The world is currently drowning in the waters of unbelief and apathy, sinfulness and fear. It’s time to reintroduce the ark.


Heavenly Father, when we go through the storms may You be the ark that protects us.