This message was sent by an elder sister of mine. It struck me that Gen 7:16 was very detailed in thr processes that lead to God's response to Noah once the flood came.

Gen 7:16 - "And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the Lord shut him in". Anyone who believes in God and continues to believe to the point of obedience, will see God move on there behalf.

The key for me here was obedience. Here is the message: I have always thought that Noah was safe inside the Ark because he built it according to God's specifications. I thought that perhaps it was the strength of the gopher wood and the soundness of the architecture that ensured that the waters of the flood would not come into the Ark. But today I encountered a verse that shifted this whole paradigm. Let's read what Gen 7:16 says .." The animals going in were male and female of every living thing as God had commanded Noah..THEN GOD SHUT HIM IN....

Don't miss this.... even after Noah had built the Ark, it was God Himself who shut him in, in order to shut out the waters of the flood... In other translations this verse says "The Lord sealed them inside." May the Almighty God seal us inside His Ark of protection through this second half of 2017. It is not the fact that you have locked your house that keeps you safe at night, it is not your good driving skills that keep you safe on the road, neither is it your healthy eating habits that keep you healthy - only God can shut you in and shut out the devil that is seeking to devour you. Father we pray that in this 2nd half of the year, as we walk into the streets and as we drive on the roads, Oh God shut us in. Father we pray for our children that in the midst of dangers and molesters...

You will shut them in, keep out the flood waters of abuse, rape, murder, accidents, diseases and untimely death... Oh God shut us in, shut us in your Ark of protection , into your Ark of compassion.. May GOD SHUT US IN AS WE OBEY HIM AND TRUST IN HIS WORD. Amen!!!