“But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy son’s wives with thee.”
We all know the story in the Holy Bible of Noah and the Ark. After God created the universe, sin entered the world through the deception of Adam and Eve by Satan; mankind became so evil continuously that God decided to erradicate man from His Creation. But, in Noah He found righteousness and decided to have Noah, with his sons, build an Ark and take two of every living creature out of the Wrath of the coming Flood.
“And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.”
Of course, Noah and his family did as instructed by God. They gathered the animals, both clean and unclean, and were told by God Himself to enter into the Ark seven days before the rain began (which by the way is also symbolic of the soon Rapture of Christians out of this world BEFORE the seven year Tribulation period begins) as God had instructed them to do. This was to be God’s Judgement on a sinful, unrepentant world and as He most notoriously said in Genesis 7:4, “…and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from the face of the earth.” After God’s Judgement with the Flood was finished on the world, He then told Noah “And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and REPLENISH (capitals mine) the earth.” Genesis 9:1. If you are a Believer, you trace yourself back to Adam and Eve. With the story of Noah’s Ark we must therefore also trace our genealogy back to Noah and his sons.
I had the pleasure recently of being able to tour the Ark Encounter (ArkEncounter.com) in Williamstown, KY (40 miles south of Cincinnati, OH). This is a full size replica of Noah’s Ark built based on the dimensions outlined in Genesis 6:15. It has many, very interesting display’s which tell the historic accuracy of the Biblical story of the Ark and the Flood. Candidly, one of the things I saw in one of those displays, and had never really paid attention to, were the names of Noah’s sons and his grandsons. His sons on the Ark with him were Shem, Ham and Japheth. Maybe you have heard of them or maybe you haven’t. Candidly, have you ever heard the names of THEIR sons (Noah’s grandsons)? Stay with me because you may be as shocked as I was! When I saw their names, I remembered immediately where I had seen them before…
Below, I have listed their names and marked with a “+” those I recognized from Genesis 10:
- Japheth (son)
- Gomer + (also had sons, one was named Togarmah) +
- Magog +
- Javan (also had sons, one was named Tarshish) +
- Tubal +
- Meshech +
- Ham (son)
- Cush +
- Put +
- Shem (son)
Each of these sons (and grandsons) after the Flood moved into new lands to begin God’s task of repopulating the earth. The Bible says, for example, the sons of Japheth went to the land, “By theses were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.” Genesis 10:5. Two things are of major importance here. Did you catch them? First of all, we have a clear genealogical listing of the children and grandchildren of Noah who were charged with repopulating the world after God’s Judgement. Secondly, they were dispersed to many different lands, rather than staying together in one area. This would be the beginnings of the rebirth of peoples in the new world! “These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations DIVIDED (capitals mine) in the earth after the flood.” Genesis 10:32. Most importantly, did you recognize any of their names (the ones with the + after them)? If you did, do you remember where you may have heard/read about them? Read Ezekiel 38!
“And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of MAGOG (+) (aka Russia), the chief prince of MESHECH (+) and TUBAL (+), and prophesy against him.”
“Persia (aka Iran), Ethiopia (aka CUSH)(+), and Libya (aka PUT)(+) with them; all of them with shield and helmet.”
“GOMER (+)(Eastern Europe), and all his bands; the house of TOGARMAH (+)(aka Turkey) of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.”
These are the lands/countries of the War of Gog and Magog of Ezekiel 38 & 39!!! Incredible! I had never put the two together but by seeing the story of Noah in Genesis and then reading his family “tree”, and then comparing the names of the grandsons of Noah to those countries specifically named which will invade Israel in the Latter Days knocked me over. They are the same names! As was said in Ezekiel 38:8:
“After many days thou (the Jews) shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword (Israel), and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.”
Here we are told in the Last Days AFTER the Jews have been brought back to their God Promised Land of Israel, they will be attacked by very specific countries who just happened to be named after Noah’s grandsons and where they settled. As the Bible says in Ezekiel 38 & 39, the invaders will be defeated by God Himself and 5 of every 6 of them will die on the mountains of Israel. It will take the Jews 7 months to bury the dead and 7 years to burn their implements of war. For more info on this prophetic and infamous battle, take a read of my previous post The War of Gog and Magog.
While two of the three sons of Noah had sons that make up the ENTIRE base of the Last Day’s invaders of Israel, it is interesting to note the role another grandson, Tarshish, will also play in this epic battle:
“Sheba and Dedan, and the merchants of TARSHISH (capitals mine)(+), with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take great spoil?”
Most Biblical scholars believe Tarshish was the ancient name for the Western Mediterranean, possibly what we refer to today as Great Britain. Of course, the “..young lions” could be their former colonies (like the U.S.). While they/we will NOT be invading Israel, it appears they/we will be sitting back, asking those who are invading, “Are you doing this to take away the riches of Israel? To plunder their land?” Our apparent lack of support for Israel in this critical time could be VERY bad future news for the U.S.
With all the recent events which have occurred in Israel and the Middle East over just the past 6 months, it is amazing how close we are to yet another absolute fulfillment of Biblical prophecy. Whether it is the upheaval caused by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel; the moving of numerous embassies (led by the U.S.) to Jerusalem; the officially signed “agreement” between Russia, Iran and Turkey for the FIRST TIME EVER IN HISTORY; the mass bombings by Israel of Iranian bases inside Syria after Hezbollah (with the support of Iran) attempted to launch 32 missiles into Israel; the call by President Erdogan of Turkey to the 50+ members of the OIC (Organization of Islamic Countries) to initiate an attack on Israel to reclaim Jerusalem; the first ever establishment in Syria of Russian and Iranian military bases; the global rise of anti-Semitism, especially within the UN; the call by Kuwait on the UN to investigate Israel for the “genocide” of Palestinians; and, the global media reports of the “inhumane” attacks on Hamas terrorists attempting to invade Israel to kill Jews, would you REALLY be surprised if Russia, Turkey, Iran, Ethiopia, Libya and Sudan were to invade Israel TODAY? Would you really? Not me!!
So, yes Noah’s family WILL invade Israel in the Last Days during the War of Gog and Magog. Many might be frightened by this seemingly apocalyptic message but God intended us as Believers to know what He has planned for those who disobey His Words. As said in 1 Peter 4:7, “But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.” I have told many people many times, the purpose of these posts is not to frighten anyone but to educate them as to what the Bible says is coming. If they don’t believe me, they should believe what the Bible says. They should recognize events foretold 2,600 years ago and happening TODAY! IF they have been told beforehand and then see the ultimate fulfillment of what God has Promised, we all must recognize this is God’s Plan! That is not frightening. It is comforting to know what to expect and then see it happen in front of our very eyes. Can you imagine the worldwide Christian revival which will occur when people witness the fulfillment of what God told us will happen and had heard it was coming? We must get the Word out! Therefore, we are ALL told to pass this message along and “…therefore, comfort one another with these words.”
May God Bless you as we await the fulfillment of His Prophecies.
I see things this way, and find Great Comfort. Since these “apocalyptic” prophecies given over two thousand years ago are, and indeed continue to reveal at an increasing pace, are true, then I find increasing comfort that John 3:16 is also true. And it is.. God’s written plan did not leave those who put Trust and Hope in Him without an escape. Trusting in Jesus and putting all of our Hope in Him makes Truth much easier handle and find comfort in. Jesus Christ, the only vessel worthy of putting Hope in. “The Way, The Truth and the Light”.
Thank you so much Mike!
This is great comfort. Yet, Satan believes in Jesus. My struggle and concern, for my self and others, is the depth of what it means “to believe”. What action would one take if they believed a dog was going to attack their baby? What action would we take if we believed our best friend was going to not be saved ( condemned to hell)? If we do not believe in what the Bible says is sin, ( then do we believe?) and, from this unbelief we do not confess our sin, repent of our sin and lawlessness? Does belief in Jesus mandate an outward manifestation in our words, actions, passions, way of life, giving, love, dress? If I believe that Jesus is The Lord God (triune), then all the attributes of God described in say, Nahum 1:2-8 also are attributes of Jesus( being the Lion and The Lamb).
So as simple verse is not so simple. We are not aced by works, but belief mandates actions. This might be the greatest deception of Satan.
Just something I wrestle with. Maybe I think too deeply?!
You are not thinking too deeply! I believe Satan does put it in our thoughts to enable him to further his “agenda” in trying to move us away from belief in Jesus. Just always remember, as said in the Bible, “He who is in me, is stronger than he who is the world.”
Remember also, you were given freewill. Do not let the devil continue to question anything that is written in the Bible. We are all smarter than the devil. I believe that if you ask God to take this struggle from you and rebuke the devil, your heavy burden of struggle will be gone. Keep the faith, girlfriend. You are not to worry! 1 Peter 5:6-8
“Humble yourselves, therefore,under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. Be self-controlled and be alert. Your enemy, the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”
Don’t let that someone be you!