PREPARING THE ARK
The national geographic channel’s Doomsday Peppers is a popular TV show that explores the lives of Americans who are preparing for the end of the world. It should not be a surprise that this show is popular. Scripture says that, “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.” (Mt. 24:37) Like Noah’s day there is a call to prepare for the days ahead.
Hebrews 11:7 tells us that “By faith, Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear and prepared an ark for his household.” Like today, Noah lived in dark days full of corruption and immorality. Noah in the midst of the corruption obeyed God’s call to build a place of covering from the storm that was coming. As a result, his household was saved, as were all the living things that came with him on the ark.
Likewise, God wants His Church to prepare for the days ahead and be an ark of refuge in times of trouble. By preparing and getting in alignment to God’s kingdom principles, both individually and corporately, we can be ready to help others in distress. Jesus said that it would become an opportunity to testify of him so let’s be prepared. (Luke 21:13).
OCI will be a gathering place, but also an “ark of safety” for those who enter its doors. Once inside they will experience the faith, love, and community that come through the fellowship of believers.
Love and Prayers,