Noah's Ark - Conclusion
The first 7 verses are instructions God gives Noah. Starting with verse 8 – is God’s covenant with Noah. Another word for covenant is testament. Some of God’s covenants are conditional. This one was unconditional. None of the unconditional ones are breakable. They don’t depend on anything man does, just on God’s promise.
God used the rainbow as a reminder of this covenant. In Revelation 4:3 the Apostle John sees the throne of God and there is a full circle of the rainbow around it. Ezekiel, in his vision of God saw the same thing. Ex.1:28. We only see parts of rainbows, every so often. God sees a full one, all the time. And it’s meant to remind Him of His covenant to us. Christ is called the new covenant. Remember what is said in communion? “On the night in which He was betrayed He took bread and breaking it, said “take, eat, this is my body broken for you, and then taking the wine said, “drink, this is my blood shed for you, this is a new covenant, do this in remembrance of me.”
Just like the rainbow is a reminder of one of God’s covenants – every time we participate in communion we are to remember God’s new covenant – that Christ died for our sins – that if we believe in Him, we will not perish, but have eternal life.
God knew we would still sin and this would sometimes cause us to doubt our salvation – so He gave us this reminder – the sign of Christ’s broken body and poured out blood. The next time you take communion, remember God loves you. He has forgiven you. He is committed to you for eternity! You are saved! Forever!
And that’s good news!
Father we thank you for Your promises, and for the reminders of your promises. Because You understand us so well You know exactly what we need. Help us live each day as a living sacrifice to You. And as always we come to You through Your Son, Jesus Christ and it’s in His name we pray. Amen.