Saturday, February 6, 2010
In this same day Noah and Shem and Ham and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, went into the ark; they, and every animal according to its kind, and every beast according to its kind, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth according to its kind; and every fowl according to its kind, every bird of every wing. And they went in to Noah and to the ark, two and two of all flesh, in which is the breath of life. And those going in went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him. And Jehovah shut him within.
What struck me first in these verses, was the fact that Noah, his family and all the animals went into the ark in one day. Now, that's a logistical nightmare. However, it shows that G-d was involved and all things are possible with G-d.
The other question that arises during a discussion of the Ark and all the animals is, "How in the world did all those animals fit into the ark? I started to begin a long dissertation on the size of the ark and the room that they would have occupied. However, please allow me to point you in the direction of a site that has all the facts.
I have read it and it follows exactly what the scriptures say.
And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bore up the ark, and it was lifted up above the earth. And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters. And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered. And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man: All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died. And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark. And the waters prevailed upon the earth a hundred and fifty days.
After reading these verses, does anything strike you as funny. What kind of picture of the flood and how it happened do you have in your mind? We know that G-d caused the water from the underground spew upwards and mix with the water that was in the firmament above the sky and it rained down for 40 days and nights. Do you envision massive storms and hurricanes and tidal waves? I don't. I see it happening exactly the way these verses dictate. Yes. It was a heavy rain but there weren't any massive tidal waves and such. It was a flood that happens the same way that a flood occurs in your local area.
I just got done watching a National Geographic show disputing the Noahs Flood. It was a hoot. It showed hurricane and tsunami conditions. They did everything they could to show that the ark, a "primitive vessel", could not, in anyway, survive such horrific conditions. OK. Let's come back to earth. I not saying it was a walk in the park. However, it wasn't Armageddon either. It was a flood from way too much rain. That's it. Pure and simple.
The rain lasted for 40 days and nights. The water covered the earth to approximately 22.5 feet, 6.858 meters. It lasted for 150 days.
I am curious. How many of us knew what the flood was like and was your thoughts according to the scriptures? Please write me at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment here. Also, as I have said before, please feel free to ask questions or comment anonymously at my email. There are many that do. This blog has always been for studying G-ds word and getting the answers through the scriptures and I want to help in anyway I can.
Yevarechecha HaShem Shabbat Shalom Yeshua Ha Mashiach
May G-d Bless You with Sabbath Peace through Y'shua the Messiah
Posted by No Doubt at 10:53 AM