…Every Inclination Of The Thoughts Of His Heart Was Only Evil Continually.
The title of this presentation describes the condition of mankind in the time of Noah.
If we think it was very bad then, we can see that we fare no better now than during the time of Noah.
(Gen 6:4-8) The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of Elohim came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, the men of name.
And יהוה saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And יהוה was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.
And יהוה said, “I am going to wipe off man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping creature and birds of the heavens, for I am sorry that I have made them.”
But Noaḥ found favour in the eyes of יהוה.
True to form and in support of His later declared statement to Mosheh quoted below:
Exo_33:19(b) …And I shall favour him whom I favour, and shall have compassion on him whom I have compassion.”
Why did Elohim who favoured only Noah, preserved his other family members as well? This truth is revealed at the apostolic period as per the following verse: Act_16:31 And they said, “Believe on the Master יהושע Messiah, and you shall be saved, you and your household.” Remember, יהוה and Master יהושע Messiah is one and the same.
Now a question arises as to what happened to other members of the world who knew YAHWEH? We believe that our YAHWEH is a just and loving Elohim. For He openly declared the following heart’s desire: (Joh 3:16) “For Elohim so loved the world that He gave His only brought-forth Son, so that everyone who believes in Him should not perish but possess everlasting life.”
The fate of the other “non-participating to evil deeds” members of the ancient world who knew YAHWEH can be found in the book of Yasher chapter 5 verse 21 “And all the sons of men who knew YAHWEH, died in that year before YAHWEH brought evil upon them; for YAHWEH willed them to die, so as not to behold the evil that YAHWEH would bring upon their brothers and relatives, as he had so declared to do.”
Throughout the history of mankind, YAHWEH Adonai commanded only the making of two arks with specific dimension and materials. Both arks were used to contain and preserve and save subject placed within those arks.
The first one was made during the time of Noah. It was constructed for Noah’s family of eight; Noah and his wife and three sons with their wives. The following verses of scripture describe YAHWEH intention.
(Gen 6:11-22) “And the earth was corrupt before Elohim, and the earth was filled with violence.And Elohim looked upon the earth and saw that it was corrupt – for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth – and Elohim said to Noaḥ, “The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them. And see, I am going to destroy them from the earth. “Make yourself an ark of gopherwood. Make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and outside with tar. “And this is how you are to make it: The length of the ark is three hundred cubits, its width fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits. “Make a window for the ark, and complete it to a cubit from above. And set the door of the ark in its side. Make it with lower, second, and third decks. “And see, I Myself am bringing floodwaters on the earth, to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life from under the heavens – all that is on the earth is to die. “And I shall establish My covenant with you, and you shall come into the ark, you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you. “And of all the living creatures of all flesh, two of each, you are to bring into the ark, to keep them alive with you – a male and a female. “Of the birds after their kind, and of the cattle after their kind, and of all creeping creatures of the earth after their kind, two of each are to come to you, to keep them alive. “As for you, take of all food that is eaten and gather it to yourself. And it shall be food for you and for them.” And Noaḥ did according to all that Elohim commanded him, so he did.”
It is not too difficult to see that YAHWEH Adonai planned to repopulate the earth again: this time from the seeds of Noah and choice living creatures which YAHWEH Himself commanded to enter into the ark.
(Gen 9:18,19) And the sons of Noaḥ who went out of the ark were Shĕm and Ḥam and Yepheth. And Ḥam was the father of Kenaʽan. These three were the sons of Noaḥ, and all the earth was overspread from them. Since every account in the bible represents the truth: [( Joh 17:17b) “ Your Word is truth.” ] the relic of Noah’s ark had been found on mount Ararat in Turkey.
Real Noah’s ark found
Followed sometime later by Chinese team which entered the ark
However, following the destruction of all living creatures in the time of Noah, the generations of the sons of Noah fell into disgrace again.
(Gen 11:4-8) And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens, and make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered over all the face of the earth.” Then יהוה came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. And יהוה said, “Look, they are one people and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do! And now, they are not going to be withheld from doing whatever they plan to do.“Come, let Us go there and confuse their language, so that they do not understand one another’s speech.” And יהוה scattered them from there, over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city.
What they were afraid of came upon them exactly: Job 3:25 For that which I greatly feared has come upon me, and that which I dreaded has overtaken me.
What Is The Condition Of The World In The Present Age?
Master Yashua ha Massiach said:
(Mat 24:37-39) “And as the days of Noaḥ, so also shall the coming of the Son of Aḏam be. “For as they were in the days before the flood, eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noaḥ entered into the ark, and they did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also shall the coming of the Son of Aḏam
Current events point to the soon coming of Yeshua ha Massiach who identified Himself as Son of Adam. In Matthew 24:37, He indicated that His Second coming will take place when the world will deteriorate to a state “as the days of Noah.”
Are we there yet? Let us taste a little sample of what is going on in our world today:
Knowing that our present world has deteriorated to a condition known “as the days of Noah”, and in Noah’s Days, YAHWEH Adonai commanded Noah to build an ark with specific dimension and substance, He nonetheless had commanded Mosheh to build an ark as well to accommodate the very Commandment, written by His own finger by which the human race may know His loving kindness and favour to the sinful world through faith.
(Exo 25:10 -16) “And they shall make an ark of acacia wood two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high. “And you shall overlay it with clean gold, inside and outside you shall overlay it. And you shall make on it a moulding of gold all around. “And you shall cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in its four corners, two rings on one side, and two rings on the other side. “And you shall make poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold, and shall put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark, to lift up the ark by them. “The poles are in the rings of the ark, they are not taken from it. “And into the ark you shall put the Witness which I give you.”
The Witness is the two tablets of Ten Commandment written by the finger which YAHWEH Elohim gave to Mosheh.
Now read the following instruction carefully; especially those who try to keep the Torah of Mosheh:
(Deu 31:26-27) “Take this Book of the Torah, and you shall place it beside the ark of the covenant of יהוה your Elohim, and it shall be there as a witness against you, for I myself know your rebellion and your stiff neck. See, while I am still alive with you today, you have been rebellious against יהוה, then how much more after my death?
Two other verses of scripture attest to the only content of the Ark of Covenant:
1Ki_8:9 There was naught in the ark, only the two tablets of stone which Mosheh put there at Ḥorĕḇ, where יהוה made a covenant with the children of Yisra’ĕl, when they came out of the land of Mitsrayim.
2Ch_5:10 There was naught in the ark but the two tablets which Mosheh put there at Ḥorĕḇ, when יהוה made a covenant with the children of Yisra’ĕl, when they came out of Mitsrayim.
The placement of the Book of Torah (Mosheh) beside the Ark, I see that as temporary and directed specifically for the Israelis. The following verse proofs my contention:
(Rom 10:4) For Messiah is the goal1 of the ‘Torah unto righteousness’to everyone who believes. Footnote: 1Or end purpose; not termination. (ISR)
(Rom 10:4) For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. (KJV)
If you value your life for here and the hereafter, you need to repent and confess the following verses of scripture:
(Rom 10:9-13) That if you confess with your mouth the Master יהושע and believe in your heart that Elohim has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and one confesses with the mouth, and so is saved. Because the Scripture says, “Whoever puts his trust in Him shall not be put to shame.” Because there is no distinction between Yehuḏite and Greek, for the same Master of all is rich to all those calling upon Him. For “everyone who calls on the Name of יהוה shall be saved.”