Genesis 7:15-17 (NKJV) 15 And they went into the ark to Noah, two by two, of all flesh in which is the breath of life. 16 So those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him; and the Lord shut him in. 17 Now the flood was on the earth forty days. The waters increased and lifted up the ark, and it rose high above the earth.
Every living thing that God would preserve went into the ark of Noah who had become the special object of God’s care and protection. God did this in some extraordinary manner. The ark was filled with its inhabitants for seven days before the flood began. The torrent rain and the underground springs flooded the entire earth for forty days and forty nights. It was a great catastrophe. It was a time of God’s judgment on the earth, and God’s blessings on Noah. But for those who refused to hear the call of God for repentance, the door of mercy was shut. God is extending His mercy to the world today. Everyone has the free will to believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Because of what Christ did for us on the Cross on Calvary, God the Father can extend grace to all who will believe in His Son. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16 NKJV). God has reconciled the world unto Himself through Jesus Christ His Son. God has made a way for our salvation, but we must come to Him on His terms. We must come to God through Jesus Christ His Son. For Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6 NKJV). There is room enough in heaven for all who will come through Christ. Our salvation is secured in Jesus Christ because of what He has done for us on the Cross. Jesus paid it all, and all to Him we owe. Our salvation is not in our own keeping, but in Christ alone we are saved. However, the open invitation to come to God through Jesus Christ will one day be closed. The door of grace will be shut against those who now rejects God’s call of repentance. The time to come is now, my friend.
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.