Genesis 8:1 KJV
And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters assuaged;
Genesis 8:1 NIV
But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded.
I have used two different translations because I wanted you to have a clear understanding of what the Father has placed upon my heart this afternoon. The scripture we will focus in on is the King James Version because of the use of the word, “And,” which is the subject of this post today.
The word “And” is defined in the Free Dictionary as “Together with or along with; in addition to; as well as. Used to connect words, phrases, or clauses that have the same grammatical function in a construction.” So when you see the word “And,” it serves as a sign that something is being added to what has already been previously presented. The blessing in this passage is not only the fact that God remembered Noah, but also in His remembrance God added something of value to his life as well.
For a time God had grown discontent with the men upon the earth. Sin was rampant and corruption was everywhere as the sons of God began to connect with the daughters of man. So God sent forth a flood which covered the earth. And it rained for 40 days and forty nights and everything that had the breath of God within it perished except for Noah and his family. Then something great happened, God in all of His splendor and majesty, had a moment of thought and remembered Noah. This time things will be different, this time instead of subtraction God would add on to what He had previously blessed the man he created with.
As previously mentioned to the first man Adam, God told Noah to “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth,” also in addition to this charge God added in something special which would not only bless Noah and his family but all future generations to come, He added in a special covenant promise
This covenant promise would serve as a reminder to God Himself that despite the condition of the hearts and ways of men in the earth that He would no longer allow the waters to come and to destroy all flesh from the earth. Today, this should come to you as awesome news because this covenant promise from God is His grace extended to those in the earth. This grace extended reveals how much God was grieved when the floods came to destroy all that He had created. As the loving Father that He is, no matter how corrupt men had become, God still wanted men to have an opportunity to return to Him and turn from their wicked ways.
Today, we are in a place where there is multiplied confusion, all manners of evil and corruption throughout the earth, but God in His faithfulness when the floods receded left us an “And.” Because of this one word He remembered Noah and his family and added value to his life by making a covenant promise. As the people of God, let us not forget the promise that God has made. Let us not forget to lift up holy hands and intercede not only for this nation but for each other and the world as a whole. People truly need to see the true light of Christ in the earth in every way. My prayer for us today is that we live our lives in such a way that God keeps us in remembrance as He did with Noah.
Arnita L. Fields
Scribe of the Lord, a Scribe for the Lord
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