The Life Cycle of a Specific Assignment from God
Text: Genesis 9:28 “After the flood Noah lived 350 years.”
Noah was born with destiny in God. Genesis 5:29
…and called his name Noah, saying, “Out of the ground that the LORD has cursed, this one shall bring us relief from our work and from the painful toil of our hands.”
Noah, born with destiny in God, lived up to His destiny and found favor with God.
But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD. Genesis 6:8
Noah, born with destiny in God and with favor in God, lived a unique life.
These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generation. Noah walked with God. Genesis 6:9
NOW Noah is prepared for God’s specific assignment.
Every Specific Assignment Requires an Ark!!!
• Do the years of hard work. 2 meters a day it would take 7 years.
o And Noah did all that the LORD had commanded him. Genesis 7:5
• Endure the years of misunderstanding.
o For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark… Matthew 24:38
• Figure out how to get the necessary people on board.
o And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives with him went into the ark to escape the waters of the flood. 8 Of clean animals, and of animals that are not clean, and of birds, and of everything that creeps on the ground, 9 two and two, male and female, went into the ark with Noah, as God had commanded Noah. Genesis 7:7-9
The water will always go away for every Specific Assignment.
The hardest part for many people is becoming aware that the Ark is NO LONGER NEEDED!
• Now we must get everybody OFF of the Ark.
• But they want to worship the ark and ignore that the specific assignment from God has been accomplished!
• It feels totally wrong to abandon the ark.
The Specific Assignment and the Purpose of God are not the same thing!
After God is done with the Ark, we come back to our text today.
Genesis 9:28 After the flood Noah lived 350 years.
When God is done with your ark…….join Noah and build an Altar!
Then Noah built an altar to the LORD and took some of every clean animal and some of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar. Genesis 8:20
Remember!!! Noah has 350 years more to live!
After the Ark and after the Altar Noah gets his next Specific Assignment.
And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. Genesis 9:1
God gives a new promise for a new assignment!
“This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.” Genesis 9:17