Jesus Christ – The Ark :: Roomy

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 immediately following this instruction, on the kind of wood to use, God tells Noah that he should make rooms in it. In fact, it is in this account that the word “rooms” is used for the very first time in the King James Version of the Bible. Ever wonder why God would state something such as a “room”, which is implied so explicitly, as his requirement in the building of Noah’s ark. Logically it would make sense that these rooms would possibly serve as storehouses for the provisions needed to sustain life, but these rooms would also serve as the dwelling and resting place for Noah, his family, and the other creatures that Noah was to bring onboard the ark.

Points to ponder:
Jesus said “In my Father’s house are many mansions (rooms) and that he was going to prepare a place (room) for us (Jphn 14:2)”. The ark was made with many rooms to house many creatures just as Jesus will house his new creations (2 Corinthians 5:17) in his Father’s house.

Interestingly though, when Jesus was born of a woman, in this world that he created, there was no ‘room’ for him in the inn (Luke 2:7). Today, there are many who are rejecting Christ and shutting him out, as if there was no room in their lives for him. However, because he is a God of love with great faithfulness and new mercies (Lamentations 3:22-23), he has a room for you, if you repent and confess to him and receive him as Lord and Savior, believing that in your heart.

Jesus said, come unto me and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28). Only if we abide (dwell) in Christ Jesus and he in us, as one would in a room, can we be assured of true rest. Like Noah’s ark with many rooms for its inhabitants to dwell and rest, Jesus is God’s room for the resting of our souls. No evil shall befall those who make the Lord, even the most High, their habitation (room) (Psalm 91:8-10).

Jesus asked “I stand at the door and knock and if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and dine with him and he with me.” (Revelation 3:20). Do you have room in your life for Jesus?

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.

John 14:2-3 (KJV)
2 In my Father’s house are many mansions [rooms]: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

Revelation 3:20 (KJV)
20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

God [Jesus] is yet to come [again]

When I asked our beloved 6 year old son, Reuben, to make a sentence using the word “yet”, for his school homework, he responded “God (referring to Jesus) is yet to come.” It dawned on me later that from the words of a 6 year old, we were reminded of a certain and sure promise that is yet to be fulfilled.

Jesus promised that “I am going to prepare a place for you and I will come again and receive you, so that you may be where I am also.” (John 14:3) and we can take him at his word, for he is a promise keeping God (Deuteronomy 7:9).

Points to ponder:
God [Jesus] is yet to come [again] and when he comes, he wants to receive you and me. The question that remains is if we will be ready to be received by him. Those who have received him and believed in his name, he gave them the power to be called the children of God (John 1:12) and so when he returns, will you find him to be your father receiving you to take you home? In other words, have you received Jesus Christ to be your Lord and Savior, for God is yet to come! Jesus can receive only those who have received him now.

John 14:3 (KJV)
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

2 Peter 3:9 (KJV)
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Professional Speaking :: Jesus The Engineer

On the heels of the success of the Prometheus movie, director Sir Ridley Scott, suggested in an interview with on June 05, 2012, that Jesus was an engineer sent as an emissary to stop the destruction of the planet and guess what, they crucified him. This sparked a lot of debate in the media, but could Jesus really be considered an engineer?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, engineers (civil) are those who design and supervise large construction projects. Hebrews 11:10 talks about Abraham, a hero of faith that looked forward to a city whose builder and maker is God. Jesus said, “I am going to prepare (design) a place for you, and I will come back again to receive you, so that where I am you may be also.” (John 14:2-3). Colossians 1:16-18 teaches us that by Jesus and for Jesus, all things have been created and by Jesus all things consist. In other words, we can say that Jesus is The Engineer of all things.

Points to ponder:
Jesus said, I am coming again to receive you. Are you ready to be received by Jesus The Engineer? The answer to this question can be affirmative, only if we have received him first and believed in his name. To be received by Jesus and to go to be with him in the place that he is preparing (engineering) for us, we need to have received him as our Lord and Master. Have you? 

John 14:2-3 (KJV)
In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.