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NOHA DEATH COVENANT BREAKER Bible Teacher Leon Emmanuel
Noah, a Covenant Breaker There are many "firsts" that occur in the Bible with Noah. The word "grace" is used the first time (Genesis 6:8). The word "perfect" is used the first time (Genesis 6:8). The first rain fell on the earth and the first flood occurred. The first time to eat 'meat" occurred (Genesis 9:3). Noah established something that no one after him ever did. Noah reveals more to us about what we can be - a positive image. Noah was called by God to build an 'ark.“ This vessel had never been built before. Imagine a time on the earth when there were no seasons. Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall were non-existent. Every plant was producing fruit every month of the year.
Noah, a Covenant Breaker God told him to build an ark because it was going to rain. Noah did not have time for the pursuit of things of this world. Vanity was not a choice for Noah, righteousness was (Genesis 6:8) He had his life given to him by God because he was righteous in a perverse generation. We are only responsible for the light that God reveals to us. Noah's perfect relationship with God created the opportunity to be the deliverer of mankind.
Noah, a Covenant Breaker Noah's desire for righteousness and the will of God caused him to be used as a covenant breaker - one who broke free from the realm of death and was able to establish a new world order. God is seeking covenant breakers - those who desire to remove all vestiges of the carnal nature from their being to reveal the Son of God in themselves (Romans 8:19). To him that overcomes the carnal nature in this life even as Noah did, he will be a son of God Who is going to rule with Him (Revelation 21:7). Eight in the scripture numeric's is the number of new beginnings. (It is important to note that God established the covenant with Noah - not Noah and his family. Noah's family was saved because of Noah's righteousness (see 1 Corinthians 7 13-14)
Noah, a Covenant Breaker The covenant was established with the one who could walk it out. (Revelation 13:8) Noah therefore walked by grace (Genesis 6:8) He concentrated on making himself stronger in what he knew. He was focused on who he was now and how to live the life of God now in the flesh. It was because Noah saw himself in right standing with God and allowed God to work through him that God chose him to be a covenant breaker with death.
"Noah walked with God" (Genesis 6:8) Noah did not walk alongside of God, before God or after God but "with" God. God did not go slower so Noah could catch up nor did God go faster to make Noah run. God and Noah were of the same mind in their understanding. "For how can two walk together unless they be in agreement" (Amos 3:3) Noah understood the ways of God, the plan of God. Noah's identity was in God. His life was in God. He did not waiver when God told him to build the ark and prepare for rain.
"Noah walked with God" (Genesis 6:8) The task was greater than he knew. Noah built a vessel never created before. He had to understand the plan of an age to come in order to prepare a vessel for that age. He had to know the end of the thing before he could build the beginning. Good that he was in union with God who is the I AM, the ever present one, who is the future.
The Ark & Numbers God works sovereignty to show it is He who gives the victory, He selects small numbers to confound the many. We note that the ark is 300 cubits long. 300 is the number of divine deliverance in the Bible. Gideon had 300 men who slaughtered the enemy (Judges 7) and Samson took 300 foxes (Judges 15) and destroyed the Philistines, Solomon 300 armours. Now the ark was fifty cubits wide. Fifty is the number of Jubilee in the Bible We also note that the ark is three levels high (Genesis 6:1 5) and is thirty cubits in its height. Thirty is the number Of Maturity in the Bible. JESUS ,JOSEPH was thirty (Luke 2:52). DELIVERANCE
Three Levels Of Spirituality The three levels in the ark are of spiritual importance also. Each speaks of the three experiences that each saint is to partake of in his/her life. Below are listed some of them:
The Ark The window of the ark was placed not on the side but on the top. We are never to look down to the earth realm (Adamic) but toward the heavenly realm (Christ) Also we find the door. God shuts the door (Genesis 7:16). God is our armour on the front of us (Ephesians 6) and our rear guard (Isaiah 52:12, 58:8). Noah seals the ark with pitch inside and out (Genesis 6:14). This word "pitch" is the same word that is used and translated as "atonement' in Leviticus when it is talking about the day of atonement. The pitch works! It is He that is glorified in us (2 Thessalonians 1:10).
But What is the Ark Really? Noah is going to be separated from the Old World, but he is still in it. The ark was the salvation of Noah. The ark is the cross of Christ. The cross is our deliverance from the flesh just as the ark was for Noah. For the ark landed on the unseen world (Genesis 8:4). The ark traveled from the fertile low lands to the top of the mountain. God's deliverance is not partial but total. The ark goes through the judgment (Genesis 7:14) just as (Hebrews 2:14).
But What is the Ark Really? The exterior of the ark is the judgment of God, but the interior of the ark is the life of God and salvation.2:14). Scripture states that the earth was destroyed. What earth was destroyed? Who was made of the earth? Adam. The wicked are removed and the righteous remain (Proverbs 2:21-22) Clean and unclean go into the New World. Why? The raven/dove again is the symbol of the struggle, even in the new land. The dove brought back an alive branch (Genesis 8:11) a symbol of the tree of life since the olive represents the anointing.
Coming Out From The Ark After the water recedes, Noah goes forth. Only when the earth is cleansed can we go forth into the New World. The first thing that Noah does is build an altar to God (Genesis 8:20) A new command is given Noah. "And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation “ (2 Corinthians 1:6; Exodus 33:12-17) Our relationship with God creates the opportunity to deliver others, sanctify others.
Noah means Rest Noah's name, as all Hebrew names, has a meaning, It means to be at rest. Noah rested in the dealings of God with him; rested in faith for the ark he was building; rested in the result of what he was doing; rested in knowing that the future was in the Lord's hands. Rest only comes from a relationship, an ongoing relationship with God. Noah knew in whom he had believed and rested in that accordingly. Paul writes in Hebrews 4:10 that some have entered into their rest, and he was not talking about dying. Paul speaks about a rest from your own efforts. Let us be the covenant breakers of death. Be the Noah of this new day, establishing a new order, a means of transportation from one realm to another. Let us enter into our rest, the nature of Noah.