This article is part of the series, Jesus Christ – The Ark, where in we learn of Noah’s ark as a pre-type of God’s only Son, Jesus Christ, as The One and Only Ark to save mankind.
God told Noah to build the ark with gopher wood and make rooms in it. Immediately following this instruction, God instructs Noah that he was to seal the ark with tar (pitch it) both inside and out. Normally, one would think that since it is the outside of a boat that is in contact with the water, it would suffice to merely seal it on the outside, but this was not God’s instruction. God wanted Noah to seal the ark, both the inside and the outside.
Points to ponder:
The Bible affirms that those who have trusted (believed in) Jesus Christ, after hearing the true Word/gospel of Salvation, are sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise. The Bible also affirms that it is only Jesus who is able to present his church (those who have trusted in him) without spot or wrinkle. Spots are those that come from the outside, but wrinkles have their origin from within. In other words, it is only Jesus who can seal us from the outside and inside so that we can be without spot or wrinkles. Just as Noah waterproofed the ark both in and out, so does Jesus seal us with his holy Spirit (the living water (John 7:38-39)) so that we are living-waterproofed from any unholy influences that are external or from inward unholy desires (Matthew 15:18-20). Are you sealed with God’s holy Spirit, in and out?
Genesis 6:14 (KJV)
14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
Ephesian 1:12-14 (KJV)
12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
Ephesians 5:27 (KJV)
27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.