And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein [is] the breath of life, from under heaven; [and] every thing that [is] in the earth shall die.
And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
Here we see how God declared that he was going to destroy the earth along with every living thing, because of the violence that had filled man. As I said in “God, Man, and the Serpent”, it was because of iniquity that entered man that made man iniquitous or evil. Man had been made corrupt, and now God wanted to destroy man, because of the darkness in man.
And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart [is] evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done. And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that [was] with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged;
After the flood, and after Noah made an altar onto the Lord, God promised never to destroy the earth by flood again, and to remember this covenant he placed a sign which is the rainbow. Today, every time we see a rainbow, it is God remembering that covenant. God will never again destroy the earth even if many have misinterpreted the Bible saying that God will destroy the earth by fire. How illogical would be for me to make a covenant with you saying that I won’t kill you by sword, but I will by gun. So, God will never again destroy the earth.
In this part of Genesis, we can see how important it is to God for us to be holy. In fact, there are various parts of the Bible where God is telling us to be holy, for He is holy. He even sent His begotten son (Yahshwa) so we could be saved.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
In this we see that God wanted to restore the world, He wanted us back into His arms, and the only way we would be able to achieve that, would be by the blood of Jesus. That is why God had to destroy humanity, He had to remove a generation that was blocking the manifestation of God here on earth, and He had to choose a generation sensible to His voice, so that the world could be transformed. This generation would be Noah. We can see it clearly in the Bible that from Noah came Abraham, and then Isaac, then Jacob, then Judah, then Jesus. It was a new generation, a generation that would change the destiny of humanity forever.
Today, God is looking for those who are sensible to His voice. He is looking for those who will go where God tells them too, even if they have to give their lives to do it. God is waiting for you to be hungry and thirsty for His presence, so He can take you into dimensions you never have imagined, into levels you didn’t even know that existed. God’s purpose for you is greater than what you think it is, it has such a magnitude that if knew about it right now, you probably wouldn’t believe it.
1 Corinthians 2:9
9 But as it is written, “Things which an eye didn’t see, and an ear didn’t hear, which didn’t enter into the heart of man, these God has prepared for those who love him.”