The Faith of Noah

///The Faith of Noah

  • Why do you think God asked Noah to build the ark?

  • God saw only Noah as pure and virtuous.

  • He had total faith in something he did not fully understand.

The Bible declares in Genesis 7:1:

“And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.”

I remember asking a group of young people, “Why do you think God asked Noah to build the ark?” “To save all the animals,” was their immediate response. No. He prepared it for his family.

Noah, “being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house” (Hebrews 11:7).

What faith Noah must have had! People living in his day had not seen water fall from the sky, and this man declared, “It is going to rain, and the whole world will be flooded!”

Quickly, he began building an ark to save his family from something he could hardly describe.

God saw only Noah as pure and virtuous, yet his family was rescued. “Oh, you foolish man,” the people must have laughed.

Before this time, rain had never fallen upon the earth. The earth had been gently watered by the dew. Imagine what the wicked people of that generation must have thought when Noah began to preach about the flood and the peril that was coming. At first they dismissed Noah’s warnings, but as he continued, they probably asked, “What is he talking about?”

Noah told everyone who would listen that it was going to rain and flood the earth. He had total faith in something he did not fully understand and began building an ark to save his family from something he could not even describe.

In a world filled with iniquity, there was only one person who found grace in the eyes of the Lord:

“But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord” (Genesis 6:8).

As a result, we know that his family escaped the flood, for the Lord said to Noah:

“Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation” (Genesis 7:1).

God saw only Noah as pure and virtuous, yet his family was rescued. I believe when you are righteous before the Lord, your entire family will be touched by God’s amazing grace. Centuries later, Peter wrote that God:

“Spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly” (2 Peter 2:5).

Eight people were spared? Noah’s three sons (Shem, Ham, and Japeth) and their wives, Noah’s wife, and Noah – the eighth person. God placed him last, showing clearly that all of his children, even though unrighteous, were included in His righteousness.

Is the Lord concerned about your family, regardless of their spiritual condition right now? You can count on it! It is a foundation throughout the Bible.

© 2008 Benny Hinn Ministries. Adapted excerpt from Total Recovery: Supernatural Restoration and Release by Benny Hinn. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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10 Comments

  1. King George Adusei July 25, 2017 at 9:03 am - Reply

    This is really biblical educational truth. God richly bless you Sir.

  2. martha January 7, 2017 at 9:05 am - Reply

    powerfull testimony and it it strengthen me too

  3. peter June 2, 2016 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    My Faith is strengthen……..God bless U Sir

  4. Nkonge Jacob March 4, 2016 at 10:44 am - Reply

    For sure because of one righteous man,the Lord can save a whole city.
    Loved the message,May GOD bless you abundantly Pastor Benny together with your Ministry.

  5. isaac gueerrero February 29, 2016 at 2:28 am - Reply

    For me Noah was one of the greatest man of God , and what feature him was his faith.

    I do think this is one of the most important things God seeks in peoples hearts.

    Because as the bible says:

    Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God.

    Thanks pastor benny and God bless you.

  6. vicki February 28, 2016 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    This is so true, Pastor Benny. Abraham and Lot are another example… would Lot have been saved by God if not for Abraham? Perhaps, the Bible said he was counted as righteous; but perhaps not; after all, he’d fallen so far into sin that he was willing to sacrifice his own innocent daughters to perversion, and even after he’d been pulled out of Sodom, he was still trying to manipulate his pretty bleak situation his own way… we people are a stubborn lot……

  7. Max Feo February 28, 2016 at 3:30 am - Reply

    Amen

  8. Rev.Dr.Sanjay Kumar February 27, 2016 at 11:48 pm - Reply

    PRAISE THE LORD
    AMEN

    THNAKYOU

  9. Abraham O. Magwaza February 27, 2016 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    Thank you pastor Benny Hinn for such an anointed message. God richly bless you and household just like Noah in his generation.

  10. Boatey Ernest Sylvester February 27, 2016 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    Blessed to have this insight

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