Jesus Christ: the
“Make thee an ark of gopher wood” – (Gen.6:14)
“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” – (Heb.11:27).
“And when she could no longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein: and she laid it in the flags by the water’s brink.” – (Ex.2:3).
“And thou shalt make an ark of shittim wood…” – (Ex.25:10).
I’m going to preach on the three arks found
in the bible and show you that God is showing us the ark of salvation in all
three. I’ll be preaching on the ark of Noah, the ark of Moses, and the Ark of
the Covenant and all three point to Jesus Christ,
whose name means salvation and He’s the savior of the world. “Neither is there salvation in any other:
for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be
saved” – (Acts.4:12). Jesus Christ
In fact, both the ark of Noah and the ark of
the covenant have many people looking for them today and spending much money
and time to find them. They say this will increase our faith. If we could find
Noah’s ark on
The ark was both an act of faith by Noah and an act of God’s grace. Noah was saved by God’s grace through his faith, the same way we all are today. “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord” – (Gen.6:8). It’s the first time we find grace in the bible and it shows salvation by grace through faith in God’s Son. “Thy faith hath saved thee, go in peace” – (Luke ). “For by grace are ye saved through faith” – (Eph.2:2).
The ark was built by Noah according to God’s
directions, in which Noah and his household of eight people were saved from
God’s wrath when God’s flood covered His earth. It is a clear type of the
believer’s salvation in Christ. I read a book entitled ‘Saved: the Story of the Andréa Dorea.’ It was the greatest sea rescue in history. The ship
sank off the coast of
was saved in his house boat – it was their home for 1 ½ years. Like the Philippian jailer in (Acts ) “Believe on
the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” Consider Noah the
carpenter building his houseboat for his house to be saved. And consider the
great carpenter Jesus Christ saving his house, the church, the
It is written in (I Pet.3:20) “Which sometime were disobedient when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah while the ark was a-preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.” Noah preached and built his ark for 120 years while God’s longsuffering and grace waited for people to be saved. We are living in the same time frame today as Noah. “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness: but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but all should come to repentance.” And again “And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation” – (2 Pet.3:9,15). But then it is written in (vs.10) “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works than are therein shall be burned up.” As it was in the days of Noah, we are living in the days of God’s longsuffering just before the world ends a second time by fire. O’ be saved today. Get in the ark..
God continues the doctrine of the ark of salvation
with Moses. The Ark of Moses saved him from the wrath of Pharaoh when he was
killing all the Hebrew baby boys by drowning. “And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes and daubed it with
slime and with pitch, and put the child therein: and she laid it in the flags by the rivers brink” – (Ex.2:3). It’s ‘ark’ not ‘basket’ like
the N.I. Version says. And Pharaohs’ daughter found him and had compassion on
him and raised him as her own son. Moses, (a gentile name) was saved from
drowning in the river in an ark, just like Noah. Moses name means ‘drawn out of
the water’ or saved out of the water of death - like the people in Noah’s day.
His parents hid him for three months by faith and by faith they made the ark to
save him. Just as Noah made the ark by faith and got his family saved. – (Heb.11:23). And Moses would be the leader to lead the
Israelites from bondage in
Moses who was saved in the ark, was the one who made
the ark of the covenant. “And they shall make an ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a
half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof,
and a cubit and a half the height thereof”
– (Ex.25:10 & Duet.10:1-5). The ark was a wooden chest about four feet
long and two and half feet wide. On the top was the mercy seat and two cherubims of pure gold with their four faces looking for
the blood on the mercy seat - (keeping the way of the tree of life – Gen.3:24).
God’s mercy and grace is through the blood of atonement of his dear Son on
The ark of
Noah was a sea ark and the Ark of the Covenant was a land ark. You can be saved
by Jesus Christ – God’s ark of salvation – anywhere on God’s earth – on land or
sea. Salvation through the gospel of Christ is worldwide – get in the ark. The
wooden chest with the blood, points to your chest and your hidden heart that
pumps your life-giving blood throughout your body. When you’re saved the heart
becomes the holy place and you are part of the
Noah’s name means comfort. He sent forth a dove from the ark at the end of the flood giving them comfort of a new earth. The dove is a symbol of the Holy Ghost which is called the comforter (Jn.14:16,17). We’re born again and filled by the Holy Ghost after we’re saved by Jesus. It comforts us concerning the first death of the body and the second death in the lake of fire which we who are saved have overcome through Christ. O’ the comfort of knowing that death is swallowed up in victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. We have the comforter that comforts us from the day we’re saved thought eternity. Are you saved? Are you in the Jesus Ark?
As the beautiful hymn says so beautifully –
‘Saved By the Blood’
Saved by the blood of the crucified one
Now ransomed from sin and a new work begun
Sing praise to the Father and praise to the Son
Saved by the blood of the crucified one
Saved… saved… my sins are all pardoned, my guilt is all gone.
Saved… saved… I am saved by the blood of the crucified one.
How clearly the three arks in the bible shows us Jesus Christ as our
Preacher Mike Storti
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