6 And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day;4 For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment; 5 and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly;
Genesis 6 1 Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, 2 that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose. 3 And the Lord said, "My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years." 4 There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown. 5 Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. 7 So the Lord said, "I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them." 8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
Adding the years each man lived until giving birth to
the son to come and starting at that birth to the next.
So in the span of 1,656 years
God's man had turned to nearly pure evil in the hands of a wicked devil.
Mankind used all this vast knowledge he was obtaining from the fallen angels and used it for war, murder, violence. The Word of God shows us here in Genesis 6 that the earth was filled with this violence to the point that God was sad He had created man. He created man because He LOVED man. All Jesus (The Word who is God) wanted, was to create and have a family of His own. He wanted to walk with Man. Shower man with affection and admiration. Jesus wanted to show man the wonders of this universe He created. He didn't want to show him through a microscope or a thick space suit. He wanted to take him there himself. Jesus shows us that we can walk on water, and later through walls. With the Power of God, why can't you stand on Saturn's Rings?
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. 12 So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth. 13 And God said to Noah, "The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth. 14 "Make yourself an ark of gopher wood; make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and outside with pitch. 15 And this is how you shall make it: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, its width fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits. 16 You shall make a window for the ark, and you shall finish it to a cubit from above; and set the door of the ark in its side. You shall make it with lower, second, and third decks. 17 And behold, I Myself am bringing flood waters on the earth, to destroy from under heaven all flesh in which is the breath of life; everything that is on the earth shall die. 18 But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall go into the ark--you, your sons, your wife, and your sons' wives with you.
But God found ONE man. There was one man that God found that still cared. He was called righteous so we know that he believed what little he knew of the promise of God about the seed that would come and step on the serpents' head. He most likely made sacrifices, as was the custom of all those previously mentioned who stuck with God, we see further evidence of this because this is what he did after God saved them from and through the flood.
Romans 8:22For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.
This too came with the curse. Mankind has been on a steady decline in health since the days of Noah to now. Average age of Man has decreased steadily until the age of medicine. Medical science, due to the advance and increase in learning and knowledge Jesus said would come, combined with the prayers for healing and health and the restoration of walking in The Blessing, has created a resurgence of health in the world. Areas governed by God and His Word and His People are increasing in health. ONLY areas that protect the bible and Christianity are recovering in health. Some may point to China, but China is now home to more Christians than most nations, granted many live under radar of bad government. Even the government started to notice that Christians help the nation, although they don't realize why they are doing it, they are easing on more and more restrictions.
So areas not protected by the restored Blessing are still being affected by the curse and falling apart. War, sickness, and violence rule in areas that Jesus is does not. So we see that Noah was living in this war torn, evil society and obeyed God and built a boat.
Genesis 6 22 Thus Noah did; according to all that God commanded him, so he did.
The tearing apart of the planet, underneath, the sky above... caused the earth to change. It was knocked off it's axis, the cloud canopy is gone. Radiation creeps in now. Snow covers the poles. Fruit size shrank. Dragon flies with two feet wingspans now only have less than inches. Dragons, as they were known before we renamed them dinosaurs, are mostly extinct now. Those that remain are smaller than they were, like the Shark and Turtle. They are fractions of what they were. Some creatures that were able took refuge in the deep. Deep sea squid can still reach astonishing size, but not near what they were.
If that were the end of the story it would be so sad. We live on a dying planet that is falling apart. All the glory and splendor we now see is but a vague shadow of it's former glory. But that is not the end. The boat eventually landed on dry land, as the waters receded back into the deep recesses that were created by the quickly shifting plates of the earth. The day came that Noah and his family was able to open the boat and come out.
Some say that all descendants came from Seth and Noah coming through Seth's line. Given the amount of intermarriage in a relevantly young population in the beginning. I would say that it's safe to assume that Cain, Able, and Seth have passed their lines down throughout history, those that came together to eventually create Noah were a mix of the three lines. The daughters that married Noah's sons were likely mixed some too. So we are all still ultimately from Adam and Eve. But Noah had the three sons who had the rest of the re-population. So we also all came from Noah.
Noah made a sacrifice and re-established covenant with God. He got that BLESSING working again and the earth produced for him. God didn't create the first rainbow at this time, more than likely, but he did decide to make the rainbow, which would be more prevalent now with the canopy gone, a sign of reminder for both Noah and Himself. No more world wide destruction from Flood. This earth's lease is running out, and eventually it will be wiped out and remade again... but for now, it remains.
Genesis 820 Then Noah built an altar to the Lord, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 21 And the Lord smelled a soothing aroma. Then the Lord said in His heart, "I will never again curse the ground for man's sake, although the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; nor will I again destroy every living thing as I have done. 22 "While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease."God BLESSED Noah with the SAME BLESSING He had given Adam:
Genesis 91 So God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them: "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.But now there was one change to the original Blessing. The Curse would be operating on this planet, despite The Blessing. So for the first time man was given meat to eat, most likely because his other sources of nutrients would be depleted over the centuries. For the first time animals would be afraid of man, the one set in charge to bless them. They would now become food and the "Food Chain" was born.
7 And as for you, be fruitful and multiply; Bring forth abundantly in the earth And multiply in it."
Genesis 1:2828 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth."
Genesis 92 And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be on every beast of the earth, on every bird of the air, on all that move on the earth, and on all the fish of the sea. They are given into your hand. 3 Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. I have given you all things, even as the green herbs. 4 But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.
It was all for you! It was to restore to you THE BLESSING. It was to bring you to a place so that you can walk with HIM in the cool of your day... Thank you JESUS! If after ALL the planning He has done to get to know you and LOVE on you you can walk with Him... you can't have a walk with God that is easy and light... you are doing it wrong... go back and meditate his love for you!
"For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."