The Last Invitation by Johnny Hunt

The Last Invitation
Dr. Johnny Hunt
Genesis 7:1-7, 16

INTRODUCTION: The Ark was God's perfect provision for Noah's family even as Christ is God's perfect provision for each of us. The Ark is a picture of Christ in the Old Testament.

There is a tremendous contrast in the first few chapters of Genesis between two individuals Noah and Lot. Noah built an ark and pointed man to salvation (rescue), while Lot pitched a tent and pointed man to Sodom (a city of wickedness).

Noah's obedience turned his entire family toward God (no greater joy).

Proverbs 20:7
''The righteous man walks in his integrity;
His children are blessed after him.''

3 John 4
''I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.''

On the contrary, Lot's popularity caused him to loose influence with his own family.

Genesis 19:14
''So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who had married his daughters, and said, ''Get up, get out of this place; for the Lord will destroy this city!'' But to his sons-in-law he seemed to be joking.''

Here in Genesis 7 we see the 1st invitation in the Bible. Over 600 times we see an invitation to come to God all the way until Revelation 22:17.

Revelation 22:17
''And the Spirit and the bride say, '''Come!''' And let him who hears say, '''Come!''' And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.''

''This is an unlimited offer of grace and salvation to all who desire to have their thirsty souls quenched.''
John McArthur

''water of life'' - symbolizes the continued flow of eternal life from God's throne.

The Lord uses 3 things in particular to call men and women to Himself.

1. The Word of God: Bible

Romans 10:17
''So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.''
2. The Spirit of God: Holy Spirit

John 16:8
''And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:''

John 16:13
''However, when He, the S ...

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