Morning Message of Motivation – Noah and the Flood 12

Morning Message of Motivation

Noah and the Flood 12
By Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi

God gave Noah’s family and the animals seven days to enter the ark.
Genesis 7:4 NKJV
“For after seven more days I will cause it to rain on the earth forty days and forty nights, and I will destroy from the face of the earth all living things that I have made.”

The Ark was ready.
Men had been warned through Noah’s preaching.
It was now time.
Those who believed God’s word had to enter the Ark.
Jesus told us what those who didn’t believe were doing.
Matthew 24:38 NKJV
“For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark.”

Men were planning for the usual mundane things of life.
Matthew 24:39 NKJV
“And did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.”

Noah entering the Ark in dry weather looked foolish, but in seven days the wisdom of the Ark would be revealed.
Genesis 7:10 NKJV
“And it came to pass after seven days that the waters of the flood were on the earth.”

An unprecedented deluge of water came upon the earth.
Rainwater poured from the skies.
Underground cisterns broke up, and water from beneath the ground poured on the earth.
There were countless billions of gallons of water underground.
Genesis 7:11 NKJV
“In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.”

The Flood made the Ark become attractive and essential.
After the Flood began, people wanted to get into the Ark.
Unfortunately it was too late.
God had shut the door of the Ark.
The Flood lifted the Ark.
Genesis 7:18 NKJV
“The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water.”

May you be lifted and raised.
May God vindicate your faith and obedience, in Jesus’ name.

Morning Message of Motivation

Noah and the Flood 11
By Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi

All the selected pairs of animals joined Noah and his family in the Ark.
Genesis 7:15 NKJV
“And they went into the ark to Noah, two by two, of all flesh in which is the breath of life.”

True protection comes from God.
The Ark was designed by God to survive the kind of flood that was coming.
Salvation is of God through Jesus Christ.

Genesis 7:16 NIV
“The animals going in were male and female of every living thing, as God had commanded Noah. Then the Lord shut him in.”

The Lord God Himself shut Noah and his family and the animals into the Ark. Almighty God sealed the Ark so that no water could enter.
Ephesians 1:13 NKJV
“In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.”

Noah’s Ark is a type of Christ.
God seals everyone who receives Jesus as Lord and Saviour, with the Holy Spirit.
The seal is a sign that you truly belong to God.
The seal also prevents any illegal force from having access to your life.
2 Corinthians 1:21-22 NIV
“Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.”

God’s Spirit in us, serves as a guarantee of the future.
God will bring the church to where He is.
Jesus said there are many mansions in His Father’s house.
Jesus will return to pick up His church to be with Him.
Only Jesus can save.
John 14:3 NKJV
“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”

Noah had a guarantee of deliverance through the Flood.
The same God who shut him into the Ark, would preserve him from the floodwaters.

You also have a guarantee of future salvation.
The same God who put His Spirit in you will surely bring you to where He is.
May God protect you and preserve you from all evil.
No weapon formed against you shall prosper, in Jesus’ name.

Morning Message of Motivation – Noah and the Flood 10

Morning Message of Motivation

Noah and the Flood 10
By Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi

The time for judgment to begin finally came after a series of events spanning at least 100 years.
1 Peter 4:17 NKJV
“For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?”

God always offers mercy before His judgments.

God always sends a preacher with a message that calls people to repentance.

God always presents a plan of salvation and deliverance.
He makes a way of escape.

God always gives a grace period for men to repent.

God always prepares a way for a remnant to escape the judgment.
For example, Lot and his family had to enter a city of refuge, before fire destroyed Sodom.
Genesis 19:22 NKJV
“Hurry, escape there. For I cannot do anything until you arrive there.”
Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.”

There was a 100 year period of grace from Noah’s 500th year to his 600th year.
Judgment came immediately after this period of grace ended.
God gave Noah and his family, seven days to board the Ark.
Genesis 7:4 NIV
“Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made.”

Noah and his sons went into the Ark.
Genesis 7:7 NIV
“And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives with him went into the ark to escape the waters of the flood.”

The Flood came right on time as God predicted.
Genesis 7:10 NIV
“And after the seven days the floodwaters came on the earth.”

May you be counted worthy to escape the coming judgments.
May you and your household be preserved, delivered, protected and saved by God’s power, in Jesus’ name.

Morning Message of Motivation – Noah and the Flood 9

Morning Message of Motivation

Noah and the Flood 9
By Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi

Noah was to build an ark.
There was no other boat like it on earth.
Genesis 6:14 NIV
“So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out.”

It was a peculiar boat, with its plan
and dimensions from heaven.
Genesis 6:15 NIV
“This is how you are to build it: The ark is to be three hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide and thirty cubits high.”

The Ark was to have three floors and a roof.
Genesis 6:16 NIV
“Make a roof for it, leaving below the roof an opening one cubit high all around. Put a door in the side of the ark and make lower, middle and upper decks.”

Noah faithfully built it according to God’s specifications.
It was roofed and waterproof.
Nobody could imagine any possible use for such a massive waterproof ship, with a roof.
Noah appeared crazy.
How was he even going to get his huge boat to a river?
Preparations for future judgments, always seem strange.
Unbelievers find it surprising.
1 Peter 4:4 NIV
“They are surprised that you do not join them in their reckless, wild living, and they heap abuse on you.”

When you see what others don’t see, you become a target for their anger. Unsurprisingly, Noah the preacher made very few converts.
The only people who believed him were his immediate family –
His wife and his three sons and their wives.
1 Peter 3:20 NIV
“To those who were disobedient long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water.”

God waited patiently while Noah was building the Ark.
God tolerates a lot of evil, for the sake of the salvation of the righteous.
2 Thessalonians 2:7 NIV
“For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way.”

May you be part of the chosen ones to escape all coming judgments.
May you and your family enjoy the full benefits of salvation, in Jesus’ name.

Morning Message of Motivation – Noah and the Flood 8

Morning Message of Motivation

Noah and the Flood 8
By Rev. Robert Ampiah-Kwofi

Christ Jesus predicted that the stubborn attitude of the people of Noah’s generation would persist in the days before His Second Coming.
Luke 17:26 NKJV
“And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man:”

About 3,000 years after the Flood, our Lord Jesus said nothing had changed.
The attitude of men in Christ’s time was the same as the men of Noah’s day.
Men ignored the coming judgment and chose to continue in their sinful lifestyles.
It’s about 5,000 years since the Flood and men are still the same. However the true church will continue to preach righteousness, and warn this generation to repent and believe in Jesus for salvation.
There are mockers who refuse to believe in the coming judgment.
2 Peter 3:3 NKJV
“Knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts,”

These scoffers claim that all things have remained the same.
2 Peter 3:4 NKJV
And saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.”

They give the excuse of the continuity of all things.
Jesus preached a message on Noah to warn men.
Luke 17:27 NKJV
“They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.”

Jesus did not refer to the wickedness of men in Noah’s time.
He did not preach about the giants that lived in those days.
Those factors were the reasons for the coming judgment.
Jesus rather explained why men did not believe Noah’s preaching.
Men had become used to everything remaining normal despite their wickedness.
However, God’s long suffering and patience delays His judgment, to give men a chance to repent.

May you be ahead of your generation in understanding and grace.
May you provide an example to your peers, in Jesus’ name.

Morning Message of Motivation – Noah and the Flood 7

Morning Message of Motivation

Noah and the Flood 7
By Rev. Robert Ampiah-Kwofi

Noah and his wife had three sons and they were also married men.
This family of eight persons were the only survivors of the Flood.
Genesis 6:10 NKJV
“And Noah begot three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.”

Almighty God had a purpose and a program for their lives.
Therefore these eight persons would have to be delivered from the Flood.
The Flood was inevitable.
The Ark was God’s way to save them.
God needed a man of faith to build the Ark.
Hebrews 11:7 NKJV
“By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.”

Preparing the Ark was very strange.
It made no sense to be building such an odd boat, in preparation for a future event, when nothing showed what was going to happen.
Those who didn’t believe in the coming judgment, thought Noah was crazy.
Noah was 500 years old when these events got to their climax.
Genesis 5:32 NKJV
“And Noah was five hundred years old, and Noah begot Shem, Ham, and Japheth.”

Noah was 600 years old when the Flood came.
Genesis 7:6 NKJV
“Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters were on the earth.”

In one hundred years the violence and wickedness multiplied exponentially. During this same 100 years God spoke to Noah to build the Ark, and warned him of the coming Flood.
During this 100 years, Noah preached of the coming judgment and of righteousness.
2 Peter 2:5 NKJV
“And did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly.”

Noah’s sermons on righteousness sounded crazy in the ears of the wicked people of his generation, but Noah persisted.

May you be a unique person in your generation.
May you be a preacher of righteousness.
May you be a generation changer, in Jesus’ name.

Sunday Pulpit Series – The Power of Truth 9

Sunday Pulpit Series

The Power of Truth 9
By Rev. Robert Ampiah-Kwofi

God’s promise to give Abraham the land of Canaan led to the establishment of the Abrahamic covenant.
Genesis 15:7 NKJV
“Then He said to him, “I am the Lord, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to inherit it.”

This promise was more challenging to Abraham’s faith than the others.
Firstly, it was a promise that God would only fulfill after he was dead.
Secondly, Abraham still had no child.
Thirdly, it would take hundreds of years for his descendants to become a nation that could occupy such a vast land.
Genesis 15:8 NKJV
“And he said, “Lord God, how shall I know that I will inherit it?”

Abraham wanted some guarantees.
Indeed, it would be about 700 years later, before the Israelites, would possess the land.
God decided to make a covenant with Abraham.
Genesis 15:9 NKJV
“So He said to him, “Bring Me a three-year-old heifer, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.”

Abraham promptly obeyed.
Genesis 15:10 NKJV
“Then he brought all these to Him and cut them in two, down the middle, and placed each piece opposite the other; but he did not cut the birds in two.”

Abraham then waited by his sacrifices and drove away the vultures.
In the evening Abraham fell into a deep sleep and God appeared to him.
Genesis 15:13 NKJV
“Then He said to Abram: “Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them, and they will afflict them four hundred years.”

God promised to bring his descendants out of slavery with great wealth.
Genesis 15:14 NKJV
“And also the nation whom they serve I will judge; afterward they shall come out with great possessions.”

Then God made a covenant with Abraham.
Genesis 15:18 NKJV
“On the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying: “To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates—”

Abraham rested in this covenant.
God bless you as you go to church.

Morning Message of Motivation – Noah and the Flood 6

Morning Message of Motivation
Noah and the Flood 6
By Rev. Robert Ampiah-Kwofi
Noah found favour before God because he walked with God.
His great grandfather, Enoch, first walked with God for 300 years and was raptured.
Genesis 5:24 NKJV
“And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.”
Noah had a godly heritage.
When a man truly serves God, great blessings are released upon his descendants.
Enoch walked with God, and the same grace to walk with God fell upon his great grandson Noah.
Genesis 6:9 NKJV
“This is the genealogy of Noah.
Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God.”
Noah’s walk with God was most remarkable because of the total evil of his generation.
Our lights can also shine in this dark world.
Philippians 2:15 NKJV
“That you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.”
Noah stood for uncompromising righteousness.
Genesis 7:1 NKJV
“Then the Lord said to Noah, “Come into the ark, you and all your household, because I have seen that you are righteous before Me in this generation.”
Noah and his household were saved because God found him righteous in His sight.
Acts 16:31 NKJV
“So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
Noah was saved because he had faith to hear and obey the voice of God.
Hebrews 11:7 NKJV
“By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.”
Noah received God’s word of warning.
Our generation must heed God’s warnings.
Noah believed God’s word.
We must trust God’s word.
Noah acted in reverent faith and built the ark.
We must share the gospel and win souls for Christ.
May you also hear God’s voice.
May God give you advance knowledge of the future.
May you be exempted from all evils, in Jesus’ name.

Morning Message of Motivation – Noah and the Flood 5

Morning Message of Motivation
Noah and the Flood 5
By Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi
Noah was a peculiar person in his generation.
Noah was a type of the church.
The ark was a type of Christ’s salvation.
The Flood was a type of the coming final judgment.
1 Peter 2:9 NKJV
“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”
Noah was different in his generation because he lived a purposeful life.
His vision gave him a focus.
Noah refused to add to the problems of his visionless generation.
He was determined to fulfill his prophecy, and bring relief to mankind from the toil and labour of the cursed ground.
Proverbs 29:18 ESV
“Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law.”
Noah lived among a hedonistic people who lived solely for selfish pleasures. Even angels were taking human form to sample various beautiful women on earth.
The giants born from these unions were physically far stronger than normal men.
This gave birth to violent bullying and a culture of “Survival of the fittest.”
Genesis 6:11 NKJV
“The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.”
Great men dare to be nonconformist. They create their own path, when they find that the majority are on a wrong track.
Everyone in Noah’s world was living in unimaginable immorality.
Everyone was greedily taking whatever they wanted by violence.
Romans 12:2 NKJV
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
Noah chose to be nonconformist.
He wanted to do God’s will.
Mockery didn’t move him.
Enticements to violently grab things didn’t move him.
The beautiful women who were moving even angels to change to human form, couldn’t move Noah into immorality.
May you also be unshakable and immovable in your commitment to God.
You are finding divine favour that will lift you into a superior destiny.
May you and your family find salvation, deliverance, healing and blessing, in Jesus’ name.

Morning Message of Motivation – Noah and the Flood 4

Morning Message of Motivation

Noah and the Flood 4
By Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi

There was great expectation on Noah’s life because of his prophecy. Noah was expected to provide the needed relief from their daily struggles because of the cursed ground.
Genesis 5:29 NKJV
“And he called his name Noah, saying, “This one will comfort us concerning our work and the toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord has cursed.”

Satan released his counterattack on two fronts.
Every prophecy is opposed by Satan.
First, Satan wanted to pollute the human race, through intermarriages of women and the “sons of God,” until there would be no more purely human beings on earth.
Secondly, Satan was introducing great violence, lawlessness and murder through the giants.
Genesis 6:4 NKJV
“There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.”

Noah grew up in this time of great evil. Lawlessness and violence ruled everywhere.
Genesis 6:11 NKJV
“The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.”

Noah’s prophecy preserved him from the evil.
Everyone with a prophecy must live for God and not for selfish pleasures.
Isaiah 59:19b NKJV
“When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.”

Noah’s life of righteousness was God’s opportunity to give the human race a new start.
Genesis 7:1 NKJV
“Then the Lord said to Noah, “Come into the ark, you and all your household, because I have seen that you are righteous before Me in this generation.”

Noah was a man with a prophecy, and he was filled with purpose and vision. He didn’t pollute himself with the violence and rampant immorality of his generation.
He chose to shun sin and evil, and live for God. God also chose to preserve and honour him.

May Almighty God cover and preserve you from all evil.
May you stand out in your generation.
May you be selected for special favour and grace, in Jesus’ name.