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The Flood: The Longest Week in History (9 of 13)
Perhaps the greatest word in the Bible as far as we who are saved are concerned is the word GRACE. God introduces us to grace with an astoundingly vivid backdrop. You see the Lord has planned to pour out His wrath against sin two times on earth. First at the Flood secondly at the Tribulation. Both are fantastic pictures of His Grace.
GOD SENT A WARNING
In the flood times God sent Enoch a preaching prophet who told the world.
Jude 14-15 Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, "Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, 15 "to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him." (NKJV)
Then He sent Methuselah son of Enoch, whose 969 years were the longest human life span and whose name meant "when he dies it comes". Then he sent Noah a preacher of righteousness!
THE LONGEST WEEK IN HISTORY
The longest seven days in history may have started with the loud thud of the massive entrance to the ark slamming shut. With no other means of exit other than a 45-foot plus drop from the deck, Noah and his family were trapped. Day one the crowds yelled, jeered and called out for the flood. Day two and growing animal smells and sounds, passed slowly, more yells and jeers as the crowd grew larger. Many people along the roads had followed the incredible river of animals walking quickly and orderly two by two. Crossing Noah's field they went up the ramp into that huge building Noah had built over the past 120 years. Day three was really hard, nothing happened except it was getting warm in here. The animals seemed to be all quieting down almost like they were going to sleep. Days four through six passed with constant heckling drifting up the walls to the family quarters atop the Ark. Then on Day seven Nov ...
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