“I have always thought that Noah was safe inside the Ark because he built it according to God’s specifications. I thought that perhaps it was the strength of the gopher wood and the soundness of the architecture that ensured that the waters of the flood would not come into the Ark. But today I encountered a verse that shifted this whole paradigm. Let’s read what Gen 7:16 KJV says ..
” The animals going in were male and female of every living thing as God had commanded Noah.THEN GOD SHUT HIM INGen 7:16 KJV
Don’t miss this……even after Noah had built the Ark, it was God Himself who shut him in, in order to shut out the waters of the flood.
May the Almighty God seal us inside His Ark of protection through this Pandemic sweeping the planet. It is not the fact that you have locked your house that keeps you safe at night, it is not your good driving skills that keeps you safe on the road, neither it’s your healthy eating habits that keeps you healthy – only God can shut you in and shut out the devil that is seeking to devour you.
Lord, we pray that in these times, during this Pandemic, as we walk into the streets and as we drive on the roads, Oh God shut us in. Father we pray for each other and our children that in the midst of the dangers of becoming contaminated, that You will shut us in, and keep us safe. Not only from the Contagion but also out the flood waters of abuse, rape, murder, accidents and untimely deaths. Oh Lord, shut us in, shut us in your Ark of protection , into your Ark of compassion. In Jesus’ mighty name we pray. May GOD SHUT US IN AS WE OBEY HIM AND TRUST IN HIS WORD. Amen!”
text copyright – Jim Peterson
art copyright – Ellen Lebsock