Posted by: springsinthedesert | February 3, 2011

Once The Door Is Closed….

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

                           1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

The story of Noah have always been a fascinating one for me right from my childhood. We read in the book of Genesis, chapter 6 that as people started multiplying in the face of this earth, wickedness started growing along with them which made God sorry about His creation of men.(Genesis 6:5,6). But among those wicked people, one person in this whole earth found favor in God’s eyes and he was chosen to be a part of God’s deliverance plan for this whole earth’s renewal.

When God asked Noah to build the ark according to His measurements, Noah obeyed even though he did not understand completely either the magnitude of the ark or the extremity of the flood. I read somewhere that Noah worked on the ark for years before the flood even started. In all those years of working, he might have shared this plan of God with everybody who came across him…He might have told them to separate themselves from the wickedness of this world and accept this invitation to enter into the ark of God which is the only hope of redemption. Yet they did not believe him…they could not imagine this world they live coming to an end with a flood…They could not imagine the waters of this earth rising up or the windows of heaven opening up to destroy this earth…because they have never seen something like that before.

One verse from chapter 7 made me think a lot about the difference between human and animals. Verse 15 reads “Pairs of all creatures that have the breath of life in them came to Noah and entered the ark.” God has given us human, the ability to think, to make decisions, to have judging capacity, to act with wisdom when compared with animals. And we often call superior than animals because of all these qualities that we possess. But when I read that verse, the first thought that came to my mind was that those animals had greater sense of guidance than the rest of human race who perished in the great flood. Did you notice that no one forced those animals to move to the ark…Noah or his sons did not tempt them to the ark by showing them some food. They just followed God’s guidance and was led to the ark.

Another thing that touched me from that story was that it was God who close the door of the ark. Once the door was closed, Noah was not allowed to open it even for a second…no matter how desperate the perishing world appeared to him. In my imagination, I see Noah looking through the window seeing his neighbors perish, his friends floating in the flood…but nothing could be done once the door was closed. Till that time…there was time…there was time to act wisely…the door was still open…there was time to think beyond one’s own understanding and for once trust God’s plan…yet they doubted, or never thought that this disaster will ever come to them…and it was late…They missed the chance which the four legged ones chose.

How many times have we heard the message of salvation? How often are we led to the only WAY? Yet many a times, we act as though we are very smart…very wise…as though we know everything..We forget that there is a time for everything, God has kept a time and once the time is over…you and me are not given another chance. Are you sure that you will accompany many saints at the second coming of Jesus, our savior? Are you ready to see Him when the trumpet is called? That day is coming sooner than you think…Please do not lose that wonderful opportunity to spent the eternity with Him. All the other things that you consider important at this point of time is meant for destruction…So make sure that you are inside this ark of salvation when the door is closed.

God Bless,

Rani John

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  1. Oh I love this Rani! You can preach it (and live it)! Smiling thinking about those animals following God’s guidance better than us. Humbling! God bless you and call many unto Himself through this ministry that He has given you!


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