|Genesis 8 |
1 And God remembered Noah and every living thing and all the animals that were with him in the ark; and God made a wind pass over the earth, and the waters subsided.
2 The fountains of the deep and the windows of the heavens were also closed, the rain from the sky was stopped,
3 And the waters continually receded from the earth. At the end of a hundred and fifty days the waters had abated.
4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.
5 The waters receded continually until the tenth month; on the first day of the month the tops of the mountains were seen.
6 And it came to pass at the end of another forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark that he had made,
7 And he sent out a raven, and it went back and forth until the waters were dried up from the earth.
8 Then he sent out a dove to see if the waters had receded from the surface of the ground.
9 But the dove found no place for the sole of her foot, and she returned to him into the ark, for the waters were still on the surface of the whole earth. So he put out his hand and pulled her to him into the ark.
10 And he waited another seven days, and again he sent the dove out of the ark.
11 And the dove came to him in the evening, and in her mouth was a freshly plucked olive leaf! So Noah knew that the waters had receded from the earth.
12 Then he waited another seven days, and sent out the dove, but she did not returned to him any more.
13 And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, on the first day of the month, that the waters were dried up from the earth. And Noah removed the covering of the ark and looked, and, behold, the surface of the ground was dry.
14 And in the second month, on the twenty seven day of the month, the was earth completely dry.
15 And God spoke to Noah, saying,
16 "Go out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and your sons' wives with you.
17 Bring out with you every living thing that is with you of all flesh, both of birds and beasts and every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth, so that they may breed abundantly on the land and be fruitful and multiply upon the earth."
18 And Noah went out with his sons and his wife and his sons' wives with him.
19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every bird — whatever moves upon the earth — according to their kinds, went out of the ark.
20 And Noah built an altar to the LORD and took of every clean beast and of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
21 And the LORD smelled a sweet savor, and the LORD said in his heart, "I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again destroy everything living, as I have done.1
22 While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."
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1 I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again destroy everything living, as I have done. Notice! He has promised to never again destroy every living thing. But he has not promised to withhold his destruction from sinners. The Old Testament prophets and Revelation is full of prophecies describing destruction of all who sin on the earth.
Before this happens, as Jeremiah said in Jer 25:31, "he will plead with all flesh." Related messages from the word of the Lord within in 2008: "There has never been a time like this; all men will twist in the earth. Listen everyone! There is a time coming when the Voice of the Lord will be heard by everyone; take heed and obey. I will recompense my enemies. There is a time coming when all men of the earth will be tried. Behold, I bring a plague upon the whole earth. I will betray those who are happy in their sins. Whoever does wickedly and unjustly will be punished. Clearly there are some who will be greatly preferred. I will make men more precious than rubies. I will destroy all men without light. I will fill the whole earth with the bodies of dead men."
Come, my people, enter you into your chambers and shut your doors behind you; hide yourself, as it were, for a little while, until the indignation is past. The LORD comes out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity. Isa 26:20-21. He shall execute judgment on the nations. He shall fill all places with the dead bodies. He shall crush the rulers across the earth. Psa 110:6. He shall destroy the sinners out of the land. Isa 13:9.
The slain of the LORD shall be at that day from one end of the earth even to the other end of the earth. They shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; they shall be dung upon the ground. Jer 25:33. And He shall execute judgment on the nations. He shall fill all places with the dead bodies. He shall crush the rulers across the earth. Psa 110:6.
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