Is this a house OF GRACE?
If you are not familiar with my previous teaching on Noah's Ark then please check out the Audio/Video section of the website.
Our Home Group is currently studying the book of Hebrews and after months we have arrived at Hebrews Chapter 3!!!!
Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus, who was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was faithful in all His house.
For this One has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as He who built the house has more honor than the house.
For every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God.
The word house captured my attention.
Amazingly the first time this word appears in Scripture is in reference to Noah's Ark:
Gen 6:14 “Make yourself an ark of gopherwood; make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and outside with pitch."Inside" is the same Hebrew word for house or family.
The word picture behind this word is "inside the covenant".
So, God has given us a graphic picture in the Ark of living inside the covenant surrounded by Grace (a fence that protects life) which is lined with pitch (the atoning blood of the covenant).
Of course it was Noah's household, his family, who entered the ark or, if you like entered into covenant.
There were 8 people in Noah's family and in Hebrew 8 represents new beginnings.
Likewise the Cross was a new beginning and when Yeshua declared "it is finished" the curse was reversed and the covenant that was foretold in the picture of the ark was fulfilled!!!!
God was in the ark reconciling the world to Himself and likewise God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself through the Cross.