MORNINGTIME 2049

by Benjamin Munsell on May 8, 2016
MORNINGTIME 2049

 
In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark; And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: AND THE LORD SHUT HIM IN. Genesis 7:13, 16. In this story of Noah and the Ark, one Righteous man, all his family, and all necessary critters enter the Ark through the one and only available door, into a place, and life, of Safety. Outside of the Ark, the world was a wicked place.   AND GOD SAW THAT THE WICKEDNESS OF MAN WAS GREAT IN THE EARTH, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. Genesis 6:5. To the only, (one?) Righteous man on the earth, the Ark was going to be a place of safety. For a moment, let's go outside of the box and build a POSSIBLE story here. The Bible does not say Noah's sons or their wives were Righteous. (They may have been? Remember, a story here). His 3 young sons have grown up in a world of wickedness and that's all they know. A world of wine, women, and song, marrying and giving in marriage, buying and selling, the normal life. AND GOD SAYS GIVE IT ALL UP AND MOVE INTO A VERY RESTRICTIVE BOX FULL OF SMELLY ANIMALS??? HOW DUMB IS THAT? This "box" required them to leave ALL their old friends and old ways behind, and start a new life of simple Righteousness in Safety. Fast forward to today, to a world almost as wicked (?) as in the Days of Noah. CHRIST IS OUR ARK OF SAFETY, and to Live in Christ REQUIRES us to willingly, and Joyfully, enter into His Lifestyle of Holiness. Yes, a confining, restrictive Life of Holiness, leaving all "the fun" behind. Does Wickedness still look like "fun" to you? If you look back, longing for what you're leaving, YOU'RE NOT IN CHRIST. If you have 1 foot on the dock, and 1 foot on the boat, YOU'LL DROWN. This old world is soon going up in smoke, are you safely, and fully, IN Christ, and OUT of the world, where you WILL, Be Blessed?
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