What if Noah had not built the ark? Well, that would have created all sorts of complications leading up to the Antichrist. And God wanted to maintain extant genetic code to jumpstart a new era of humanity. If any ark was ever going to be built it had to be by Noah. He had a ringing endorsement from God. He’s described as a “godly man”…“blameless among his contemporaries.” (Genesis 6:9) His generation was extremely liberal. They were cultural, gender and genetic experimentalists. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Let’s back up a little.
Ten generations from Adam the human race had gone berserk. There were two races on earth as at this time. There was the human race and the angel race. These were fallen angels. The genetic stock of these two races should not ordinarily mix. But the angels found human women extremely attractive. “The daughters of humankind were beautiful.” (Genesis 6:2) The angels soon began to proposition and marry them. That in itself was a violation of angel code. Angels aren’t supposed to marry. (Matthew 22:30) Those marriages would prove to be a major genetic experiment. Angel genes were spliced with human genes. The result was half angel half human giants – Nephilites. “In those days, and for some time after, giant Nephilites lived on the earth, for whenever the sons of God had intercourse with women, they gave birth to children who became the heroes and famous warriors of ancient times.” (Genesis 6:4 NLT) Essentially a third race was created. So there were humans, angels and Nephilites. But at the expense of original human genetic code which was being diluted. The Nephilites had genetic advantage. It’s why they became heroes and mighty warriors. The forward effect of this of course is that pure human genes would be obliterated with more and more admixture of genetic stock. This would have accelerated. Who doesn’t want to give birth to celebrity warrior?
More disappointing to God was the fact the humans acquiesced at all levels, bought into these insane couplings. This despite God’s personal intervention, several prodding of human conscience about the inappropriateness of the whole scheme. After some point God became fed up. It all got so tiring: “Then the Lord said, “My Spirit will not put up with humans for such a long time, for they are only mortal.” (Genesis 6:3 NLT) Humans had become so carnal in nature they were now more or less animals. Without introspection and spiritual understanding man is more or less an animal. (Psalm 49:20 AMP) It’s why God referred to humans as “only mortal flesh.” (Genesis 6:3) Despite the fall, human lifespan was still considerable at this time. God decided to cap it at a maximum of 120 years in the near future. Methuselah had famously lived 969 years. The meaning of his name gives us insight into the philosophical mind-set of humans at this period. It can be translated, “When he dies it comes.” It was a fatalistic mind-set. Nothing mattered. Not morality, not neighbourliness, not conscience, not even God. Humanity had simply become lawless. “God saw that human evil was out of control. People thought evil, imagined evil — evil, evil, evil from morning to night.” (Genesis 6:5) “God was sorry that he had made the human race in the first place; it broke his heart.” (Genesis 6:6) Up till this narrative we hadn’t come across God’s sentimentalism. He never expressed his love affair with humanity until that statement about emotional distress. We would see more of it in his dealings with the nation of Israel whom he affectionately labelled Jeshurun. (Deuteronomy 32:15) It would culminate in John 3:16 in the New Testament: “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16 NLT) So we do know God has always loved humanity.
In the meantime, God was dealing with a runaway race. Perhaps things might have been tolerable if there was no genetic splicing. Humanity was polluted. Creation was ruined. “God said, “I’ll get rid of my ruined creation, make a clean sweep: people, animals, snakes and bugs, birds — the works. I’m sorry I made them.” (Genesis 6:5-7 MSG) “I will wipe this human race I have created from the face of the earth. Yes, and I will destroy every living thing — all the people, the large animals, the small animals that scurry along the ground, and even the birds of the sky. I am sorry I ever made them.” (Genesis 6:7 NLT) That passage suggests whatever was ailing the human race had spread into all creation. The introduction of sin into the world had governmental consequences. Because Adam was in government, his polluted authority pervaded and governed creation. The curse on Adam affected all of creation: “Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse. But with eager hope, the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay.” (Romans 8:20-21 NLT) Death reigned over humanity and creation in general.
Everything had gone haywire by the time of Noah. “As far as God was concerned, the Earth had become a sewer; there was violence everywhere. God took one look and saw how bad it was, everyone corrupt and corrupting — life itself corrupt to the core.” (Genesis 6:11-12 MSG) With the marriage of humans and angels culture had been redefined. Humanity had gone post human, post God’s world order. But Noah maintained his conservative principles despite the “inevitability” of the new culture as the new world order. In the scheme of things there was only one person God could relate to or confide in. And so “God said to Noah, “It’s all over. It’s the end of the human race. The violence is everywhere; I’m making a clean sweep.” (Genesis 6:13 MSG) And that was how instruction about building the famous ark came about.
The ark is about the size of one of Ibrahimović’s yachts – the Chelsea Football Club owner. It’s really not that big by today’s standard. Just “450 feet long, seventy-five feet wide, and forty-five feet high.” Three decks. (Genesis 6:14-16 MSG) That ark was nothing but a genetic bank: “You’ll board the ship, and your sons, your wife and your sons’ wives will come on board with you. You are also to take two of each living creature, a male and a female, on board the ship, to preserve their lives with you: two of every species of bird, mammal, and reptile — two of everything so as to preserve their lives along with yours.” (Genesis 6:18-21 MSG) God wasn’t about to do all that Genesis stuff again. That would have had grave spiritual implications. You see, there can only be two Men or Adams – the first and the last. First Adam tended trees in the Garden of Eden. Last Adam hung on a tree not far from the garden of Gethsemane at the foot of Mount of Olives. ‘“The first man, Adam, became a living person.” But the last Adam — that is, Christ — is a life-giving Spirit. Adam, the first man, was made from the dust of the earth, while Christ, the second man, came from heaven.”’ (1 Corinthians 15:45, 47 NLT)
The scriptures make us know there are only two men who qualify as source code for humanity. That fact was pre-emptively established from the foundation of the world, even before the first man was created. (Revelation 13:8) A conceptual third Man as source code cannot be accommodated spiritually. He is extra-constitutional. The “third Man” in the Bible is “the man of lawlessness”, the Antichrist. He will influence many but he is not an Adam. There can be only two Adams. This is what the scriptures say about the man of lawlessness: “Don’t be fooled by what they say. For that day will not come until there is a great rebellion against God and the man of lawlessness is revealed — the one who brings destruction. He will exalt himself and defy everything that people call god and every object of worship. He will even sit in the temple of God, claiming that he himself is God.” (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 NLT) The “third Man” – Antichrist, is a spiritual negation of the “second Man (Christ)”. He contests the role of Christ. We’re told he is being held back though his spirit has secretly been at work for ages. It’s that spirit of spiritual lawlessness. Paul wrote, “You’ll also remember that I told you the Anarchist (Antichrist) is being held back until just the right time. That doesn’t mean that the spirit of anarchy is not now at work. It is, secretly and underground. But the time will come when the Anarchist will no longer be held back, but will be let loose…The Anarchist’s coming is all Satan’s work. All his power and signs and miracles are fake, evil sleight of hand that plays to the gallery of those who hate the truth that could save them. And since they’re so obsessed with evil, God rubs their noses in it — gives them what they want. Since they refuse to trust truth, they’re banished to their chosen world of lies and illusions.” (2 Thessalonians 2:6-12 MSG) Clearly interesting days are ahead for Planet Earth but the Church would have been raptured by the time the Antichrist appears. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)
So what would have happened if Noah hadn’t built that ark? Humanity would either be wiped out or the status quo would have progressed into greater degradation. In which case the genetic source code of the human race would have been totally modified with Nephelite splices. That warrior race would genetically subsume the human race. The world would have imploded under debauchery. Anarchy was already reigning. Kakistocracy would be rife. There would have been endless wars on earth. The earth would know no peace.
If you’ll like to give your life to Jesus, please pray this prayer: Father I acknowledge that I am a sinner, that Jesus Christ died for me, that you raised him from the dead. Please forgive me Father. I accept Jesus today as my Lord and my Saviour. Amen.
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