INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE
WESTERN HILLS BAPTIST CHURCH
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I have always thought that Noah was safe inside the Ark because he built it according to God's specifications. I
thought that perhaps it was the strength of the gopher wood and the soundness of the architecture that ensured
that the waters of the flood would not come into the Ark.

But today I encountered a verse that shifted this whole paradigm. Let's read what Gen 7:16 says." The animals
going in were male and female of every living thing as God had commanded Noah.

THEN GOD SHUT HIM IN....

Don't miss this.... even after Noah had built the Ark, it was God Himself who shut him in, in order to shut out the
waters of the flood... In other translations this verse says "The Lord sealed them inside."

May the Almighty God seal us inside His Ark of protection through this Pandemic sweeping the planet?

It is not the fact that you have locked your house that keeps you safe at night, it is not your good driving skills that
keep you safe on the road, and neither is it your healthy eating habits that keeps you healthy - only God can shut
you in and shut out the devil that is seeking to devour you.

Father we pray that in these times, during this Pandemic, as we walk into the streets and as we drive on the roads,
Oh God shut us in. Father we pray for each other and our children that in the midst of the dangers of becoming
contaminated, that You will shut us in, and keep us safe. Safe not only from the Pandemic but also out the flood
waters of abuse, rape, murder, accidents and untimely deaths. Oh God shut us in, shut us in your Ark of protection,
into your Ark of compassion