6. Noah's prophecy (1)

I learned about the amazing prophecy that Noah made this week from the teachings of Roger Price and I thought that you will find it as interesting as I did. And seeing that I am discussing Noah, this might be a good time to share it with you.

I am sure you all know the story of Noah, how he and his family survived the flood with which God judged the earth. Only Noah, his wife, three sons and three daughter in-laws survived. These eight people repopulated the earth and from these eight people came all the nations of the world. And yes, you also descended from one of them. They must have been a mixture of all the genes in the world, as all races came from them.

Now after they came out of the boat they started to repopulate the earth and also to cultivate the land. It was not long before Noah planted a vineyard and made his beloved drink, wine. One day he got drunk with the wine and lay naked in his tent. One of his sons, Ham came and saw his father in his drunken stupor. Now in those days they had the right to privacy when they were in their tents, but Ham didn't respect that. He didn't have reverence for his father, but betrayed his father by going over to tell his two brothers what he saw. They had more respect for their father and revered him enough to cover him and not let him lie there in shame. When Noah awoke, he learned what had happened and spoke the most fascinating prophecy over his three sons. And seeing that all the nations of the world came from these three, this prophecy still affects all the nations even today. The first part of the prophecy was:

Genesis 9:25 "Then he cursed the descendants of Canaan, the son of Ham: 'A curse on the Canaanites! May they be the lowest of servants to the descendants of Shem and Japheth."

Now what is very interesting is that Noah didn't curse Ham, while the Bible clearly states that it was Ham that betrayed his father. Noah cursed one of Ham's sons Canaan. Why? I don't know. We can only make guesses. Maybe Canaan was with his father when he saw Noah, and maybe he laughed at his grandfather and maybe even made fun of him in his drunken state. We will never know. But what we do know is that Canaan's descendants were one of the most wicked nations the world has ever seen. Amongst other cities, Sodom and Gomorrah were full of Canaanites and we know how wicked they were. Archeologists are still stunned today as they uncover some of the horrific things that the Canaanites had done. So it is a reasonable guess to say that their great great grandfather, Canaan was inherently wicked too.

Now did this prophecy come true? I think most of you know the answer, but I will elaborate further next week, including the prophecies of Shem and Japheth.

But for now I would just like to leave you with one thought. The Bible is full of prophecies and it is such an amazing study to do to see how all of them came to pass. Of course some will still come true and relates to future events, but those that have come to pass, have come to pass to the letter. In short what I would like to say is this, if you have time, go and study some of the prophecies and if anyone ever asks you for proof that there is a God, you can tell them some of these prophecies. He is the only One who can predict the future and can predict it so accurately. Some Bible critics even say that some of the events predicted must have been written after it happened so accurate in detail is it. We can therefore trust in Him implicitly and know that the prophecies He made about the future will also come true and that should give us assurance that the promises He made that we will be with Him for all eternity one day will most definitely come to pass! Hallelujah!

Lord You are amazing. You are the only One who knows the beginning from the end. Our future is in Your Hands and we are so grateful for it. In Jesus Name. Amen


1 comment for “6. Noah's prophecy (1)”

  1. Gravatar of LouinaLouina
    Posted Friday, 10 February 2012 at 9:48:57 AM

    Thank you Ilze, this is amazing. Can't wait for next week!

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