When analyzing the story of Noah, the following 4-point salvation formula is revealed.
You must accept God’s prognosis of the human condition being wicked and deserving of destruction.
There is a way out of this sad predicament that man finds himself in.
God Himself has designed or preordained ONLY ONE WAY to escape the impending destruction. Mankind (whether Jew or Gentile) must come to terms with this and accept the one method that God has set down.
In perfect adherence with God’s directions, take BOLD AND MASSIVE ACTION like Noah did.
If God asks you to quit your job, you quit your job.
If He asks you to leave your family and nation behind to follow Him as He did Abraham, you do so.
And if he asks you to build a whopping wooden barge in the middle of the desert, you do so.
The secret to a successful relationship with God can be summed up in the following statement:
“And this Noah did, as all that God commanded him, so he did.”
When all is said and done, wouldn’t you like the angels in heaven to say of you, “And this (your name here) did, as all that God commanded him, so he did.”
Thinking that just walking down an aisle and mouthing some canned salvation prayer is the be all and end all of your faith walk is I believe a gross error. It is just the beginning. God has great plans for your life but YOU HAVE TO TAKE ACTION in order to translate those plans into reality. Prayer, Planning and Action! That’s the Noah formula for success.
What is the one thing you’ve been putting off that you know in your heart God is asking you to do?
Do you need to confess and ask your mother (or father) for forgiveness for something you did in the past?
Do you need to break up a relationship with a long time friend because staying in a relationship with that person is detrimental to your walk with the Lord?
Do you need to quit your job because deep down you realize it is not where God wants you to be?
Do you need to be more faithful in financially supporting a given ministry?
Do you need to stop wasting hours a day ogling internet pornography?
Do you need to get off your chicken butt and finally ask that girl out that the Lord has chosen and placed in front of you?
Having a sincere heart and talk mean nothing.
ACTION IS EVERYTHING!
CONNECTING THIS TEACHING TO THE NEW TESTAMENT
But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.-James 2:18