Today's Word of Encouragement from Wayne:
"But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall enter the ark"
"And the Lord closed it behind him."
When Noah entered the ark with his family and all the living beings, God closed the door behind them. Meaning that God sealed the deal on the covenant He made with Noah and that the world Noah had lived in was now forever behind him. Praise God, when you and I received Jesus Christ, entering the ark of salvation, Father God closed the door on the world behind us and sealed the deal on our behalf with the New Covenant blood of our Savior. We are forever apart from our old life now and have been forever "sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise" (Ephesians 1:13).
When God closed the door on the ark it also means that God made sure Noah and all inside were completely safe. When God closed the door on our ark of new life in Christ it also means that we are completely safe with Him. You and I are allowed to touch this truth, of being sealed with God and safe in His presence, every time we minister to the Lord. Consider this verse again; "You, when you pray, go into your inner room, CLOSE YOUR DOOR, and pray to your Father Who is in secret" (Matthew 6:6). Every time we close the door to enter our priesthood to God, the closed door represents our being in our inner room, the room within us, the inner court of ministering to the Lord, exclusively for our Lord (Ezekiel 44). In light of this verse from Genesis, the closed door also speaks of our being sealed in God, separate from the world, safe in His presence, and set apart for a new abundant life that He has prepared.
Thank God today that when you gave your life to Jesus Christ that God sealed the deal by closing the door behind you, so you might live safely and abundantly in and with Him forever. Hallelujah!