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If There Was A Flood Then There Is A God, And There Is Judgment For Sin.

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The Deluge Of Noah

Genesis 7:10–12 KJV 1900
10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth. 11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. 12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
Genesis 7:17–24 KJV 1900
17 And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth. 18 And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters. 19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. 20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered. 21 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: 22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died. 23 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. 24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.
Intro.
We are referring to it as the deluge of Noah this morning in order to set it apart for other floods that have taken place over time. This flood is the greatest flood that has ever taken place and ever will- I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. 14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: 15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.
13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. 14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: 15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.
Noah’s flood has many critics without the church, and nearly as many within the church. Most scientist deny the flood, while at same time admitting that some type of flood was necessary to form fossils and geological formations we find worldwide. (Fossils require a cataclysmic event, such as a flood) Why do they reject the idea of Noah’s flood? Because if Noah’s flood is true then there is a God who will judge sin. You must answer the question this morning, as well. Is Noah’s flood true? If it is not then you must account for the scientific findings that validate the worldwide flood. If it is true then you will give an account for your words, thoughts, and actions in this life.
Jesus validates the historical account of the flood in , . With the scriptures in our hand we need not fear science, but rather science need fear the scriptures. Scriptures speak of heaven and hell, eternity, and how to secure your destiny in heaven. Science has not answer for the most important question of every person, What am I? And What is my destiny?
Science denies the credibility of scripture, because if they endorse it then there is a God who judges sin, and judgment will come. Science wants a universe without God, but at every turn they are confronted with unprovable theories.
If you desire to deny the flood take the time to do your research. there are multiple books written on the geological, climatological, and many other results of the flood.
We are going to look at the practical, personal applications of the flood.
The Coming Flood
The warning in its coming
Noah: The Ark Builder 1. The Warning in Its Coming

“And it came to pass after seven days that the waters of the flood were upon the earth” (Genesis 7:10).

“And it came to pass after seven days that the waters of the flood were upon the earth”-
“And it came to pass after seven days that the waters of the flood were upon the earth”-
For years Noah, “a preacher of righteousness”- , has preached and built the ark.
Butler, J. G. (2007). Noah: The Ark Builder (Vol. Number Twenty-Three, p. 82). Clinton, IA: LBC Publications.
The warning was in the both the preaching and the building.
Are we fulfilling our duty in both preaching righteousness and building the arK?
The sure progression
God had told Noah, “The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth” (). Then seven days before the flood, God told Noah, “Yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth” (). Now the seven days has passed and “the waters of the flood were upon the earth” ().
God had told Noah, “The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth” ().
Butler, J. G. (2007). Noah: The Ark Builder (Vol. Number Twenty-Three, pp. 82–83). Clinton, IA: LBC Publications.
Then seven days before the flood, God told Noah, “Yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth” ().
Now the seven days has passed and “the waters of the flood were upon the earth” ().
Men mock the announcement of Divine judgment.
Men think if punishment is not immediate it will never come.
This happens in society in general, but also individually.
Men think they can live wickedly and since the consequences are not immediate that there are no consequences.
Eventually the lung/kidney cancer comes, or the venereal disease comes, or the pickled liver, or some other non reversible disease.
“Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil”-
“Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil” ().
Men can mock as we preach righteousness and build the ark, but their mockery is temporary.
Butler, J. G. (2007). Noah: The Ark Builder (Vol. Number Twenty-Three, p. 83). Clinton, IA: LBC Publications.
Scripture promises judgment of sin and it will surely come. Don’t be like the wicked in Noah’s day. Get prepared…How? you ask…By getting right with God this very moment. If you do not you will drown in the coming judgement.
The when of its coming
“And it came to pass after seven days … in the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month”- ,
“And it came to pass after seven days … in the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month” (, )
The days
Butler, J. G. (2007). Noah: The Ark Builder (Vol. Number Twenty-Three, p. 84). Clinton, IA: LBC Publications.
“It came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth” (). Compare this statement with, “For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth” ()
Butler, J. G. (2007). Noah: The Ark Builder (Vol. Number Twenty-Three, p. 84). Clinton, IA: LBC Publications.
A warning to the unbeliever, but an encouragement to the believer.
“Selfsame day”-
Noah was in the ark for 7 days before the rain, no doubt, the wicked jeered and mocked around the ark.
Noah’s sanity was no doubt in question, perhaps Noah’s family even began to complain.
God often tests our faith in the same manner.
God commands our obedience and we obey, but the results don’t seem to show up and those who hate us mock and question, and those in the obedience with us complain.
But let us be assured obeying God is always right, and always produces the result He desires.
Time will always vindicate our faith though scorn and mockery may persist for a season.
The date
“The second month, the seventeenth day of the month”-
Butler, J. G. (2007). Noah: The Ark Builder (Vol. Number Twenty-Three, p. 84). Clinton, IA: LBC Publications.
The date is given to verify the event in history.
You may say the date doesn’t mean anything in our day and could have just been made up.
You reveal your heart of disbelief with such thinking.
The duration
“In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life”-
Butler, J. G. (2007). Noah: The Ark Builder (Vol. Number Twenty-Three, p. 85). Clinton, IA: LBC Publications.
This reminds us that this flood was not about the unbelievers, but it is a story about god’s preservation of the believer.
It was a year Noah would never forget. He had been mocked and ridiculed and subjected to trial and tribulation for no less than 120 years, but in the 600th year he was vindicated, not by his own hand, but by God’s.
The Cause Of The Flood-The Three Sources Of Water
The rain of waters
“And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights”-
Butler, J. G. (2007). Noah: The Ark Builder (Vol. Number Twenty-Three, p. 85). Clinton, IA: LBC Publications.
Up to this point the world had been watered with a mist from the ground.
6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
It was miraculous, violent rain storm.
4For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.
For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.
Forty days and nights of worldwide rain alone would cause a worldwide flood, but that wasn’t all that happened.
The release of waters
“The windows of heaven were opened”-
Butler, J. G. (2007). Noah: The Ark Builder (Vol. Number Twenty-Three, p. 86). Clinton, IA: LBC Publications.
The word window here has the connotation of floodgate.
The word opened here has the connotation of loosen.
These are the waters that were separated in And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
This no doubt changed our climate and atmosphere.
This is significant because the waters from the sky combined with the torrential rain, and the waters from the deep would have brought judgement swiftly. It did not take 40 days fro judgment to come, it was immediate.
The reservoir of waters.
“The same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up”-
“The same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up” ()
The explanation of the fountains
Butler, J. G. (2007). Noah: The Ark Builder (Vol. Number Twenty-Three, pp. 87–88). Clinton, IA: LBC Publications.
The fountains of the great deep
These were probably a part of God’s watering system from
These still exist today and many cities get their water from them.
The eruption of the fountains
These would have been volcanic type eruptions
Broken up bears the connotation of bursting forth
This would have cause great chaos to the surface geography.
“It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God”-
“It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God” ().
Butler, J. G. (2007). Noah: The Ark Builder (Vol. Number Twenty-Three, p. 89). Clinton, IA: LBC Publications.
All of this means the judgment came swiftly after the delay of the warning, and that the unbelievers suffered great terror in addition to death.
Everything was peaceful and quiet and just another day, then suddenly volumes of water fell from the sky and the surface of the earth ruptured and water shot upward and flooding and chaos were everywhere and there was no escape.
The Character Of The Flood
The dimensions of the flood
The vertical dimensions
“All the high hills, that were under the whole heaven were covered. Fifteen cubits [over 22 feet if a cubit is 18 inches] upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered”- ,
“All the high hills, that were under the whole heaven were covered. Fifteen cubits [over 22 feet if a cubit is 18 inches] upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered” (, ).
Mount Ararat is close to 17,000 feet high, and the Himalayas are 10,000 feet higher, and the water was 22 feet above them all or three miles deep the world over.
Butler, J. G. (2007). Noah: The Ark Builder (Vol. Number Twenty-Three, p. 89). Clinton, IA: LBC Publications.
“Such a mass of water would have wrought the complete destruction of the earth by its tremendous weight, [but that argument] is offset by the fact that in proportion to the earth as a whole [which is over 24,000 miles in diameter], such a Flood would mean no more [to the earth] than a profuse sweat on the human body”- Leupold
Butler, J. G. (2007). Noah: The Ark Builder (Vol. Number Twenty-Three, p. 90). Clinton, IA: LBC Publications.
The height of the flood waters and the turbulence of the method easily defines geological formations around us.
The horizontal dimension-Why we believe it was worldwide
The language of the Bible
“All the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered … the mountains were covered” (, ).
Butler, J. G. (2007). Noah: The Ark Builder (Vol. Number Twenty-Three, p. 91). Clinton, IA: LBC Publications.
The sin problem was not regional therefore the judgment would not be regional.
Besides the Bible clearly states “under the whole heaven”
The level of the waters
“Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered”-
Butler, J. G. (2007). Noah: The Ark Builder (Vol. Number Twenty-Three, p. 91). Clinton, IA: LBC Publications.
Water seeks its own level so a flood three miles deep simply could not be contained to one region.
The lodging in the ark
Why build an ark if Noah could have just moved to a different locale?
Noah would have had 120 years to move
There was no where to go but the ark.
The location of the rainbow
“Neither shall there be anymore a flood to destroy the earth … the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh”-,
“neither shall there be anymore a flood to destroy the earth … the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh” (, )
There have been floods since Noah’s flood, therefore the rainbow would be a lie if it wasn’t a worldwide flood.
Butler, J. G. (2007). Noah: The Ark Builder (Vol. Number Twenty-Three, p. 92). Clinton, IA: LBC Publications.
The duration of the flood
From the time it first began to rain in until the time Noah steps off the ark in the flood lasted just over a year.
The five dates given in and
2nd month, 17th day-Beginning of the flood
“In the sixth hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. And the rain was upon the earth”- ,
Butler, J. G. (2007). Noah: The Ark Builder (Vol. Number Twenty-Three, p. 93). Clinton, IA: LBC Publications.
7th month, 17th day-Grounding of the ark
“The ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat”-
Butler, J. G. (2007). Noah: The Ark Builder (Vol. Number Twenty-Three, p. 93). Clinton, IA: LBC Publications.
10th month, 1st day-Visibility of land
“The waters decreased continually until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen”-
Butler, J. G. (2007). Noah: The Ark Builder (Vol. Number Twenty-Three, p. 94). Clinton, IA: LBC Publications.
1st month, 1st day-Ark roof removed
“In the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth; and Noah removed the covering of the ark”-
Butler, J. G. (2007). Noah: The Ark Builder (Vol. Number Twenty-Three, p. 94). Clinton, IA: LBC Publications.
2nd month, 27th day-Debarkation from the ark
“In the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried” -
Butler, J. G. (2007). Noah: The Ark Builder (Vol. Number Twenty-Three, p. 94). Clinton, IA: LBC Publications.
The five days
7 days-Countdown
“It came to pass after the seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth”-
“It came to pass after the seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth” ().
40 days-Rain
Butler, J. G. (2007). Noah: The Ark Builder (Vol. Number Twenty-Three, p. 94). Clinton, IA: LBC Publications.
(2) 40 days. Rain. “The rain was upon the earth forty days, and forty nights” (). “And the flood was forty days upon the earth” ().
“The rain was upon the earth forty days, and forty nights”- “And the flood was forty days upon the earth”-
Butler, J. G. (2007). Noah: The Ark Builder (Vol. Number Twenty-Three, p. 95). Clinton, IA: LBC Publications.
“The rain was upon the earth forty days, and forty nights” (). “And the flood was forty days upon the earth” (). The
150 days-Submerged
Butler, J. G. (2007). Noah: The Ark Builder (Vol. Number Twenty-Three, p. 95). Clinton, IA: LBC Publications.
“The waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days”- “After the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated”-
Butler, J. G. (2007). Noah: The Ark Builder (Vol. Number Twenty-Three, p. 95). Clinton, IA: LBC Publications.
40 days-Waiting
“It came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the widow of the ark which he had made; and he sent forth a raven”- ,
Butler, J. G. (2007). Noah: The Ark Builder (Vol. Number Twenty-Three, p. 95). Clinton, IA: LBC Publications.
7 days-Intervals
“He stayed yet other seven days … he stayed yet other seven days”- ,
Butler, J. G. (2007). Noah: The Ark Builder (Vol. Number Twenty-Three, pp. 95–96). Clinton, IA: LBC Publications.
The dynamics of the flood-
The progression of the flood
Mounting
“The waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth”-
It would have taken approx. 18 cubits of water to float the ark in the first place.
The floating of the ark would have caused elation within, and would have removed all hope for those without, as it floated further and further away from them.
Butler, J. G. (2007). Noah: The Ark Builder (Vol. Number Twenty-Three, p. 96). Clinton, IA: LBC Publications.
Moving
“The waters … increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters”-
The ark was not propelled but was at the mercy of the waves with the protection of God
Butler, J. G. (2007). Noah: The Ark Builder (Vol. Number Twenty-Three, p. 97). Clinton, IA: LBC Publications.
Mountains
“All the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered … the mountains were covered”- ,
There was nothing to see but water because the mountains were covered.
Butler, J. G. (2007). Noah: The Ark Builder (Vol. Number Twenty-Three, p. 97). Clinton, IA: LBC Publications.
Measurment
“Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail”-
Fifteen cubits would have prevented the ark from running aground on the tops of the mountains.
“Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail” ().
The power of the flood
Butler, J. G. (2007). Noah: The Ark Builder (Vol. Number Twenty-Three, p. 97). Clinton, IA: LBC Publications.
Prevailed or prevail is used 4 times-”To be strong”
and
Both in duration and destruction the flood was powerful
The water rushing through the surface of the earth would have caused waves more powerful than any tsunami experienced or imaginable.
Sub marine earthquakes have been known to cause waves that move at 400 or more miles per hour and reach 130 feet in height.
These waves caused both a change in the structure and character of the earths surface.
Fossils require that structured matter be subject to burial and extreme pressure.
The fossils we find today are the result of just that taking place in the course of the flood.
The Carnage From The Flood
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