Monday, October 19, 2009

Noah's Ark Didn't Exist

Noah's Ark Didn't Exist
October 5, 2009
Matthew 17:20 "...if you have faith as small as a mustard seed...nothing will be impossible for you.

When I say the words, "Noah's Ark didn't exist," it instantly conjures up feelings inside of you. You begin to doubt if I know scripture, or if I even believe in God. You begin to question whether or not this writing has any Biblical backing or is scripturally sound. And rightly so. You should question my stance if I am telling you that Noah's Ark didn't exist. But think about it. Could a man really build such a large boat, big enough to carry two of every animal in the world? And seriously, do you really think that two of EVERY animal just walked up to Noah on their own volition and boarded themselves into a wooden crate, trusting their care into this man's hands? I have to say, it is the most preposterous story in the Bible. It has got to be one of the hardest stories to believe.

But you believe it anyway. If you are a Christian, there is no doubt in my mind that you believe this story to be true. You really believe that Noah floated in a big boat during an enormous flood, even though it had never rained before. You believe it happened, and so do I. This belief, of that strange event taking place, is called faith. We personally cannot prove it, so we must have faith in the validity of the Bible, believing that it actually happened, however preposterous it may sound to our logical minds. If you believe in the story of Noah and the Ark, then you have AMAZING faith.

Jesus, in Matthew 17:20, was saying that all we need, to be overcomers in this life, is to have faith like a mustard seed. In Matthew 17 and Luke 17, Jesus is recorded as telling us that it only takes a small amount of faith to do something huge, like moving a mountain and throwing it into the ocean. You, Christian, have enough faith to do just that. If you can have the faith to believe that Noah's Ark did exist, then you have enough faith to do amazing things in this lifetime.

The only problem is, you don't seem to use your faith. You are like a strong elephant that never lifts its trunk to carry a heavy load. An elephant was meant to use its amazing strength. And so too, you were meant to use your amazing faith to move mountains. You do have enough faith, Christian, to move that mountain. You just aren't using it. If you have enough faith to believe that Noah and his Ark did in fact exist, then you have enough faith to move this mountain you are facing right now. Tell that mountain to throw itself into the ocean; I dare you.

1. Do you have enough faith to believe that Noah's Ark did exist?
2. What mountain are you facing in your life?
3. Speak to that mountain right now--move it from your path and throw it into the ocean.

Add. Scriptures for Study: Gen 6-8, Matt 8:26, Matt 9:29, Matt 14:21, Luke 17:6, 2 Cor 10:15, Heb 11

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