Aggressive Faith Pt.3
Text: Genesis 6:17-18
Noah lived in an age of gross darkness, wickedness and sin, man had sunk to such a low level of depravity that Genesis 6:5 concludes “…That every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually”!
But in the midst of all of this corruption and violence stood one man, his name was Noah, this solitary man’s lifestyle was completely at odds with the world around him!
Genesis 6:9 begins with these words “These are the generations of Noah…”! God was about to remove the old and establish something brand new, a new generation was going to be birthed!
Lawlessness and sin prevailed, but this one man because of his obedience and faith in God would be used to create a new and different generation!
Seven of the eight souls who went into the ark would owe their survival and salvation to the act of one man, Noah!
Because of his devotion and faith in God, Hebrews 11:7 tells us “By faith Noah being warned of God of things not seen as yet moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house, by the which he condemned the world and became the heir of the righteousness which is by faith”!
As a result of his obedience God said to Noah in Genesis 6:18 “But with thee will I establish my covenant…”!
This was the first time that the word covenant was used in the Bible, in fact God goes on to speak about His covenant with Noah another seven times in Genesis chapter nine!
Eight times God confirms His covenant with this hero of faith!
The next time God spoke about covenant in His word was to Abram, who would become the father of faith!
Genesis 15:18 “In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram saying, unto thy seed have I given this land…”!
This generation will be saved as the Noah’s of our day stand up for that which is truth and right and have Aggressive Faith in God and His word!