Noah’s Ark: Flood Secrets of the Moedim Paradigm

Ark of Salvation, Gospel in the Shadows
(Updated 1/5/17) 
BY LEVI
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The Ark of Noah and the biblical flood have come under an apocalyptic storm of secular scrutiny over the past two centuries, brought about by critical scientists and revisionist historians, including widespread mockery in progressive education. For millennia in the West, the flood story was simply an accepted, solid truth, as part of the turbulent world’s ancient history. Indeed, it has suffered alongside all things biblical since anti-Christian progressives and secular humanists took over Western education, indoctrinating their students with a new materialism worldview. 
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In response, today many Bible-believers feel compelled to shy away from publicly affirming the story, and others share it solely as metaphorical lessons, as opposed to an actual historical event. This may sound discouraging, but in a sense this has been helpful to Judeo-Christianity, not only by compelling believers to undergo deeper biblical study and scientific investigations, but also by opening believers to consider new questions, such as, ‘Are there deeper prophetic and symbolic meanings behind the peculiar measurements and times given within the flood account?
Noah's Ark By Evelyn Patrick PD Image
Noah’s Ark By Evelyn Patrick PDI
As for this article, I unapologetically present the Great Deluge, circa 2350 BC, as an historic event that devastated the ancient world- be it that readers perceive the ancient world as regional, continental, hemispherical, or even global. I consider it mostly a matter of faith, but too many great flood stories, with animals saved on an ark/boat, are still being passed down in various cultures around the world to view the ancient flood as a purely fictional event.
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A few of these flood stories share uncanny details with Noah’s Ark, although many Bible critics assert that the Genesis account merely borrowed from them; particularly, the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh (ancient Babylonia and Mesopotamia story) is the most widely credited original.
In my opinion, we should expect Mesopotamian accounts to share historical details with Genesis. The Torah did not borrow from the Gilgamesh Epic. Moses’ genealogical record and historical events date back to c. 4000 BC, with the biblical flood placed centuries before the Sumerian cuneiform tablets were sensationally written. Arguably, it matters little the ages of the copied scrolls/fragments of Tanakh and Septuagint versions that we possess today; they are not the originals. For reasonable minds, it is more likely that a partial truth or an oral tradition of the historical event was passed down and altered by ancient Babylonians, to present a more sensational account to a culture that served a pantheon of gods (with heroic stories similar to Greek mythology). Whereas Noah’s ark can be perceived as a real ship with measurements that could have sustained it in an oceanic storm, the carrier in Gilgamesh’s Epic was a seven story cube that could not have stayed afloat even upon serene waters.
Moreover, Moses did not make a myth into an historical event, and Jewish scribes did not plagiarise during their Babylonian Captivity; rather, the Sumerians corrupted the historic event with generations of sensational, oral story-telling, with the story eventually recorded in the distorted and comedic forms that we are aware of today. Comparing Moses’ historical account to the Epic of Gilgamesh is like comparing a W.S.J. article on flooding at a zoo to a U.S.A. Today comic strip of the actual event, showing a fat cat staying afloat on a doghouse.
Ancient Fragment of Genesis, PDI
Ancient Fragment of Genesis, PDI

Like the ancient Hebrews, who had oral traditions that expounded on their written accounts, the ancients of Babylonia had oral traditions that they passed down, often by people who did not have access to written accounts. They mixed mythical accounts with history, but Moses feared God and was careful to present the truth to the Hebrews.

Not only that, but Moses lived as a prince in ancient Egypt for forty years, with access to the best libraries of the ancient world; thus, even those who do not believe that God guided him in his writings should believe that he would have more accurate knowledge of the great flood in the ancient world.

Nonetheless, when the Moedim Paradigm is drawn-out of the flood account, readers will perceive an undeniable link between the Genesis account and the moedim feasts and observances that the Israelites were instructed to keep after the Exodus. This is not proof of Jewish plagiarism from Babylon, rather it is proof of God orchestrating ancient history for prophetic signs. Hence, the Jewish scribes during the Babylonian Captivity could not have written it, for they clearly did not discern the Moedim Paradigm in which I am about to correlate with Genesis’ flood account. In fact, the scribes did not know the meaning to most of the ancient mysteries that they copied and passed down.

That being written, the similarities between the Epic of Gilgamesh and Noah’s Ark are profound. Whereas in Genesis God relented of making mankind because of their violence and evil, and their perpetually evil thoughts, the Gilgamesh Epic explains that the gods were angry with the noise of war and bustling humanity, and thereafter decided to destroy all people on Earth. Both heroes were commanded to build an ark to save the world’s animals. In the Gilgamesh account, Ishtar gave the rainbow after the flood, whereas in Genesis, God did. In both stories the rainbow served as a token or promise that God(s) would not destroy the world again by a flood. Yet for many historians the most striking of the shared features is that both heroes sent out a raven and a dove to see if the water was abated.
If there is hidden knowledge in the Gilgamesh Epic, which may have begun as an oral exegesis of the historical account, it begs for comparison with what the flood of Noah foreshadows. For example: Noah’s flood is clearly prophetic of tribulations that will come upon Jerusalem. The question becomes, does the Epic of Gilgamesh also describe a ship that relates to Jerusalem? I will explain after showing that the apocalyptic account of Jerusalem relates to the foreshadowing story of Noah’s Ark.
For this is like the waters of Noah to Me; for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah would no longer cover the earth, so have I sworn that I would not be angry with you, nor rebuke you. For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, but My kindness shall not depart from you, nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has mercy on you. “O you afflicted one, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay your foundation with sapphires. I will make your pinnacles of rubies, your gates of crystal, and all you walls of precious stones. All your children shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the peace of your children. In righteousness you shall be established; you shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; and from terror, for it shall not come near you. Indeed they shall surely assemble [against Jerusalem], but not because of Me. Whoever assembles against you shall fall for your sake. Behold, I have created the blacksmith who blows the coals in the fire, who brings forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the spoiler to destroy. No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is from Me,” says the LORD. (Isa. 54:9-17) NKJV; intrpl. & emp. mine
The above passage explains that the nations will gather against Jerusalem before the Lord glorifies the city at the coming of the Messiah. Jerusalem has been tossed about as was the Ark of Noah, but God will establish His covenant of peace with her in the future, just as He shared His covenant of salvation with Noah (cf. Gen. 6:18; Ps. 89:2-4). This is why Christ said, As in the days of Noah, so shall be the coming of the Son of Man.” So the New Covenant of Messiah is comparable with the covenant of salvation that was given to Noah. The ark tossed about in the flood is comparable to Jerusalem being tossed about in tribulations before the Lord comes to save the people and the city during the Apocalypse.
When we consider that New Jerusalem (correlated to Noah’s Ark) will be glorified and built-up during the millennium, it becomes very peculiar that its spiritual likeness is also a cube, just as the ark of Gilgamesh:
Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls filled with the seven last plagues came to me and talked with me, saying, “Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife.” And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, having the glory of God. Her light was like a most precious stone, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal…The city is laid out as a square; its length is as great as its breadth. And he measured the city with the reed: twelve thousand furlongs. Its length, breadth, and height are equal. (Rev. 21:9-11,16)
As I have written elsewhere, the 12,000 furlongs are a sign of a boundary of time on the nations, according to the number of the children of Israel (see Deut. 32). Revelation shows the manifestation of New Jerusalem at the coming of Messiah. As the ark landed on a mountain when the flood was over, Jerusalem is depicted as coming down upon a high mountain after the Apocalypse. The city of the saved is complete at the end of seven millennial days, which means from Adam to the end of the Great Sabbath of the Messiah. The ark/cube of Utnapishtim (the Sumerian version of Noah) had seven floors that all the creatures, seeking salvation, filled.
New Jerusalem, Levi
New Jerusalem, By Levi

Out of the dozens of ancient flood stories which contain similar and remarkable parallels, I wrote of the Gilgamesh Epic because it is so strikingly similar to the biblical flood, with patterns that fit biblical prophecy.

However, the similarities do not end the conflict over the historical accuracy of Noah’s Ark. If the Scriptures alone declared the great flood, it would not be taken seriously. Yet with many similar stories describing the great flood, critics of the biblical account postulate that it must have been borrowed from one of the others. Hence, unless they find a statement signed by Noah and his seven family members, preserved in fired clay dating back to the exact time of the biblical claim, they will continue to posit that the entire flood “myth” was borrowed from some other culture.

In this article we will look at the story of Noah’s Ark as a prophetic similitude that God designed to profess Christ. First, consider Noah: The details given about him fully parallel the Messiah. Noah, whose name means relief or rest, was born as a promised savior who would relieve the ancient world of its cursed earth. His parents prophesied that he would become a comforter who would grant his people rest, just as the Messiah will bring His elect family into the Great Sabbath rest:
And he called his name Noah, saying, “This one will comfort us concerning our work and the toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD has cursed.” (Gen. 5:29) NKJV
Jesus Feeds The Resting Five Thousand, PD Image
Jesus Feeds The Resting Five Thousand, PDI

Noah mirrors Christ, who said, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Noah’s generation awaited rain to fall from heaven, but Christ promised an endless fountain of water, saying, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” Noah walked with God, and God considered him “perfect in his generation (Gen. 6:9).” Those who entered into his work of salvation (into the ark) were saved, because he found grace in God’s eyes. The world was saved through Noah’s covenant, and a new world was born. All these things mirror the covenant of God’s perfect Messiah and those who are saved by His work in relieving a cursed Earth. True salvation comes through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and the grace afforded us through it.

People Circling Cross, PDI
Like People Circling Cross, PDI

If we interpret the story of Noah as foreshadowing, it is clear that it pictures the storms of tribulations that are coming to the world during the Apocalypse. The water of the Word is sent down from heaven to bring the cursed world into the Great Sabbath of rest and relief. This water of the Word separates those who trust in the promised Savior and those who will not enter His work of salvation. The water of the Word is like a sword that separates; it is death to those who will not enter the covenant of salvation and life to those who enter in by the grace of our Noah. Jerusalem’s troubles are like the ark of Noah, which was tossed around and afflicted until the storm was over.

Consider Noah: faith alone could not save his family. They had to be obedient to the work of building the ark. Faith without works is dead, as said by James, the brother of Messiah. The family of Noah worked out their salvation with fear and trembling, building an ark which lifted them above the turmoil that brought death to the world. What if Noah’s family would have said, ‘I have faith that God will save me; there is no need to help build the ark or even enter therein! Grace not works!’ What if the animals had not answered the call of God’s Spirit and refused to go and enter the ark? Many people during Noah’s day knew of him building the great ark, but how many of them had their own faith that God would save them and mocked Noah’s work? Where is it mentioned that they asked Noah to enter into the covenant at the appointed time? Only the family of Noah and the animals entered into that covenant.
Noah was the captain of his ship, but the Messiah is the Captain of the salvation of all who have ever lived and who enter His covenant. Messiah is the Commander who calls His people near Jerusalem to enter at the appointed time (see Is. 55:4-6).
For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.’ (Heb. 2:10)
The ark landed on Mt. Ararat in Turkey when the storms were over, but those gathered into the covenant of Messiah will land on Mt. Zion of Jerusalem when the storms of the Apocalypse are over. Noah’s seven family members inherited the earth and entered the rest of a new age, but Messiah’s family from seven days enters the Great Sabbath and restores the world after the tribulations. The animals were brought into the ark of salvation by sevens, called out by God’s Spirit, but the Spirit calls the chosen of seven greater days to Jerusalem for the Great Sabbath. God promises the people whom He calls, to His land, that the waters will not overtake them; He will be with them (see Isa. 43:2-16).
For many people it seems evil that God would destroy the ancient world of Noah’s generation, but God is able to give life back and is more concerned with the condition of the soul than preservation of the flesh. The pre-flood world was filled with violence of war (see Gen. 6:13-14). Humankind was falling into a bottomless pit of moral deprivation and rage. That was why the world that then existed was baptized in water, and this is why the world, which now is, will be baptized in fire. But the meek and believing will again inherit the world as did Noah and his family.
Thus far, I have shown the storm and flood of Noah to be prophetic of the coming Apocalypse. Noah was a type of messianic savior. His family entered into the covenant that God gave him, which foreshadows the works of God in Christ. Noah brought relief from cursed earth and the elect were saved and inherited the earth with him. The ark is symbolic of the Jerusalem Bride- Jews and Christians whom the Lord gathers during the storm, granting them inheritance in Israel when the storm is over.
Noah's Ark Story of SalvationNow let’s go a little deeper in symbolism and look at the measurements of the ark as apocalyptic signs of the times. Here we will find even greater confirmation that this interpretation of God’s foreshadowing work is both true and reliable. The flood story reveals all three weeks in the time template of millenniums, and the theme is God finding a Sabbath resting-place for His people.
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If someone interprets mysteries or extricates faulty doctrines to clarify the things of God, his or her eschatological teachings should assemble all scriptural details properly, i.e., if the work is wrought by the Holy Spirit and not mere intellectual pondering. Puzzle pieces which do not fit beckon for the proper picture to be assembled. If someone teaches the things of God, he or she must make sure that what is being taught is fully true, for we are accountable to God for things that lead the people of God astray.
First, we should consider the amount of time that God gave for His Spirit to strive or struggle with man. If the ark is prophetic of the entire work of salvation, which God builds in the world through Messiah, the years of building the ark should foreshadow the work of salvation God has done through the ages and the coming of the Lord during the storm of the Apocalypse.
And the LORD said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” (Gen. 6:3)
PROPHETIC MEASUREMENTS OF TIME
Just before the Lord began building His work of salvation through Noah, He appointed 120 years to accomplish the task. The 120 years of striving with mankind are a prophetic ripple of the boundary set on nations, at the coming of Messiah during the Apocalypse storm.  120 is a tithe of 1,200, and 1,200 is a tithe of 12,000, which is when the Spirit of the Lord will no longer strive with the rebellious world, but through the Apocalypse He separates His faithful elect from a world that will be judged in a baptism of fire. (NB: Other ripples such as this will be shown so that readers understand that this is not the scribe’s imagination; it is a means by which God witnesses, in numerical themes.)
As for the 120 years, it is exactly the amount of years from Adam to the coming of Messiah during the Apocalypse storm; 120 Jubilee Years comes to 6,000 years of biblical mankind, which is 12,000 years from the beginning of Genesis. When 120 Jubilee Years are complete, all of God’s elect are freed from the powers of the world and are able to proclaim their inheritance in Israel with the Great King. The Great Sabbath is also the Great Jubilee. For readers who are not familiar with this biblical moed (i.e., appointed time), Jubilee Years occur every 50th year, wherein servants must be set free, and those who have lost their inheritance in Israel are allowed to reclaim their possessions and tribal land. Fulfilling the shadows of the Jubilee, God offers a greater time when all disinherited and lost tribes of Israel will be able to return to their land with the Lord.
The measurements of the ark, itself, show prophetic ripples of God’s work of salvation through Christ:
“Make yourself an ark of gopherwood; make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and outside with pitch. And this is how you shall make it: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, its width fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits. You shall make a window for the ark, and you shall finish it to a cubit from above; and set the door of the ark in its side. You shall make it with lower, second, and third decks.” (Gen. 6:14-16) KJV; emp. mine
For the cubed ark of the Gilgamesh Epic, I compared the seven floors of salvation with the seven millennial days, from which God gathers His elect for salvation before the Great White Throne Judgment comes, which is on the 8th day. In the ark of Noah, the resounding number is 3; there are 3 floors; it is 30 cubits in height; and the length is 300 cubits. If the Messiah gathers His children from all seven millennial days, why are ripples or tithes of 3 the measurements that God used for building Noah’s ark of salvation? If we continue in the sequence of tithes, we come to the number 3,000. The covenant began at the cross when 4 millennial days were complete. At the cross, people from all seven ages are able to enter into His work of salvation. 3 millennial days remained from the cross to the end of the Great Sabbath. This is why Christ rose in the flesh on the 3rd day, because He comes back in the flesh on the 3rd day since the cross. Yet the Messiah reaches all the way back to Adam. Christ, when He died, went to the Unseen prison realm called “Hades” and preached the Gospel of Salvation to those who were disobedient and died in the days of Noah (see 1 Pet. 3:18-21; 4:6). Every soul must hear the Gospel and its offer of salvation.
“Come, and let us return to the LORD; for He has torn [Himself], but He will heal us; He has stricken [Himself], but He will bind us up. After two days He will revive us; on the third day He will raise us up, that we may live in His sight. Let us know, let us pursue the knowledge of the LORD. His going forth is established as the morning; He will come to us like the rain, like the latter and former rain to the earth.” (Hos. 6:1-3) KJV; emp. & intrpl. mine
One number remains in the measurements of salvation in the ark: 50. Not only does 50 point us back to the year of Jubilee, but it also points us to the Pentecost (Shavuot); Pentecost, meaning 50th, is when the people of the Lord were first gathered together, with people from all nations understanding the good news of God’s salvation. The fire of the Spirit came down upon them and united them in understanding, even of foreign languages. (God divided the people of the world by their tongues/languages when they were united against Him and rebelled, but He united by the tongue when they were fulfilling His purposes of salvation.)
Finally, there was a window of 1 cubit and a door without measure in the side of the ark. As for the door, Christ proclaimed that He is the “Door of the sheep.” He calls His people in and out, and they listen and follow Him. The window in the ark of salvation simply shows that the saved are not called to be blind to the tribulation, but we are given a window of opportunity to see the works of God. The window was also for releasing the dove and the raven, whereby the dove represents His Spirit. It is like having a heavenly window for granting us heavenly insight, and the measurement of 1 cubit shows that even the smallest measurement in the heavenly vision fits within all His prophetic measurements. The door, being the only feature of the ark that was given without measure, shows that the fullness of the Lord cannot be understood, and those who enter by the Door of salvation are assured that their entrance into His salvation is big enough for all. Though 12,000 of each tribe are numbered as a sign of the time, the people who are gathered into the salvation of the Lord are without measure, as evident in many Scriptures.
For He who God has sent speaks the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit by measure.’ (Jn. 3:34) NKJV
”Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured or numbered. And it shall come to pass in the place where it was said to them, ‘You are not My people,’ there is shall be said to them, ‘You are sons of the living God.’ Then the children of Judah [Jews] and the children of Israel [lost tribes among Gentiles] shall be gathered together, and appoint for themselves one head; and they shall come up out of the land, for great will be the day of Jezreel! [i.e., Seed of God, Messiah].”’ (Hos. 1:10-11) NKJV; emp. & intrpl. mine
Besides the prophetic measurements of the ark of salvation, a few more measurements of time are given by the Lord YHVH to assure the readers of the foreshadowing implications in the Great Flood story. Remember, as in the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man, when He comes at His appointed time like rain upon the earth.
”For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.’” (Gen. 7:4) NKJV
Moedim Paradigm Hebrew LettersNoah and his family realized that they had to enter the ark within seven days, because on the 8th day the storms of the flood would begin. Likewise, seven heavenly days have been appointed to the people of the world to enter the covenant with Messiah and to become part of New Jerusalem, which is the whole household of God joined to the inheritance of Israel. Blessed are those who enter by the Door into the Great Sabbath, whose seal of salvation is sure against the 8th day cutting away of the Great White Throne Judgment of God. Noah’s ark is on the 8th millennial day from the very beginning, which was the first world death. The final cutting away is a second death on the 8th day.
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Hebrew males are circumcised on their 8th day, and this is a sign of final judgment and the cutting away of unprofitable flesh- Shemini Atzereth. Yes, there is a judgment on the morning of the Great Sabbath, prior to the revelation of the Great King, but many people will live during the Great Sabbath, and nations are called to repentance through the millennium. At the Great White Throne, when the seven millennial days are complete, there will be no more time to enter the covenant of salvation.
The 40 days of rain, wherein the ark was rocked about in the storm, is an appointed time for suffering and refinement and testing for elect people who inherit salvation. The Messiah fasted for 40 days, as did His two anointed witnesses, Moses and Elijah. The sufferings of the elect individuals are a sign of the suffering of the elect generation that entered the inheritance of the Promised Land; they were refined 40 years in the wilderness. The suffering of the elect generation was a ripple or tithe of the refinement of the elect nation, which was Israel when they suffered for 400 years in servitude to Egypt. The suffering of the elect nation is a ripple or tithe of the elect gathered from all over the world, who suffered under death and the demonic elements of the world until Christ died for our redemption at 4,000 years. Thus, 40 days of the storm represent the generation that enter into the salvation of the Lord. This is the generation “hidden in Christ and God.” If we are added into the life of Christ, who lived 33 years on Earth, and the prophetic clock begins again with the 7 years of the Apocalypse, then the generation will be complete and gathered in for the coming of the Messiah, when the sufferings of the Apocalypse are completed. This is the generation that would not pass away before seeing the coming of the Lord.
As for the prophetic clock I speak of, it is Daniel’s 70 weeks of years, which is 490 years; one week of years was set apart by the prophet for the coming Apocalypse refinement of the people of God, when the times of desolations of the inheritors is fulfilled with all gathered in.
And they went into the ark to Noah, two by two, of all flesh in which is the breath of life. So those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him; and the LORD shut him in.’ (Gen. 7:16) NKJV
Notice that neither Noah nor his three sons, nor their wives, pulled the door shut; the Lord shut them in. The reason I bring attention to this detail is because it is important to remember during the Apocalypse. Remember that in the parable of the ten virgins, five of them lacked the oil of anointing to light their way to the bridal chamber where the Groom awaited. By the time they could see and went there, the door was shut and the Lord sent them away, saying that He did not know them. There is a national door into the House of David, which is the nation of Israel. This door was opened first to the Jews (Balfour Proclamation of the British in 1917), and it will be opened to the engrafted Gentiles (formerly lost sheep) during the Apocalypse. There will be a gathering east of Jerusalem in the wilderness, as far away as Petra of Jordan. The Lord is the One who opens this door of inheritance into the House of David, and He is the One who shuts it.
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“And to the angel of the church of Philadelphia write, ‘These things says He who is holy, He who is true, “He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens”: I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.’” (Rev. 3:7-8) NKJV
After seven days, the waters of the flood began to pour down in the 600th year of Noah’s life. Those times point to the two remaining judgments of God on the world. There is a judgment called the Bema Seat of Christ, which comes at 6,000 years, which Noah’s age is a ripple or tithe of, and there is the 8th day judgment of the Great White Throne. Those who are not saved on that eighth day are cut-off by the purging waters of the Word that they have scoffed at.
Raging storms, tidal waves, hurricanes, mudslides, and the likes of every possible meteorological disturbance must have rocked the ark in the ancient world like a rubber-duck in a bathtub with a playful toddler. Likewise, the church (ekklesia, “called out” ones) will suffer through the Apocalypse and not have their Rapture; judgment begins in the House of the Lord. As the waters of God’s Word pounds down violently upon the disobedient world, the people of God will suffer and yet be upheld by the raging waters. The Gospel will go out to every nation, declaring both the salvation and judgments of the Lord (see Rev. 14:6-7). And the elect of Jews and Gentiles will ride-out the storm of the Apocalypse as the elect family did in the days of Noah, even until the Lord Messiah arises and calms the waters of the storm. Those who are beheaded during the Apocalypse, by the children of the False Prophet Mohammad, will be resurrected to reign with Christ.
There were no self-appointed preachers to renounce their faiths after seeing the carnage floating on the muddy waters. There were no priests to proclaim that their God does not bring such evil catastrophes on the world. Neither were there high-minded, elitist reporters during the flood of Noah, stirring controversies between warring theologies and grief-stricken mourners. There were only the saved in the ark, a demolished world bloated in death, and God watching from above. Funeral processions were nowhere to be found. And the whole time that these raw judgments of God were manifest, His only goal for the world was to have a righteous people to enter into His Great Sabbath rest with Him.
THREE WEEKS SEARCHING FOR A SABBATH REST FOR THE ELECT
Then a certain scribe came and said to Him, “Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay [REST] His head.” Then another of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” But Jesus said to him, “Follow Me, and let the dead bury their dead.” Now when He got into a boat, His disciples followed Him. And suddenly a great tempest arose on the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves. But He was asleep. Then His disciples came to Him and awoke Him, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!” But He said to them, “Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?” Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. So the men marveled, saying, “Who can this be, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?”’ (Mat. 8:19-27) NKJV; emp. & intrpl. mine
From the above passage, it becomes clear that although the Lord seeks the millennial rest, which is His Great Sabbath, He allows storms to stir things up for those who have a little faith, so that they call out to Him for salvation. He is not so much concerned with the dead, whom He is able to bring back, but that His disciples are more focused on following Him through the storms. We cannot concentrate on the dead and on life at the same time, and if we enter into His rest, we must also enter into His storm. Then we can know who it is that the winds and seas obey.
Then God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the animals that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters subsided. The fountains of the deep and the windows of heaven were also stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained.’ (Gen. 8:1-2) NKJV
After this, the ark rested on the 7th month on the mountains of Ararat, and the waters abated until the tops of the mountains were seen on the 10th month. Again, this looks to the rest of Jerusalem coming on the 7th day, which is the 10th day from Israel’s shadow week in the Moedim Paradigm (see template below). On the Great Sabbath, the people of God will rest on Mount Zion of Jerusalem. Israel will have a great Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur). The receding waters of Noah’s ark were complete on the 17th day of the 7th month; this gives a clue that the 7 and the 10 are joined together as one day at the time of rest from the Apocalypse. The waters of the Word decrease all the way back to the cross, which was the 10th day in the shadow week of Israel.
Moedim Paradigm in Pyramid Formation, IM
Moedim Paradigm in Pyramid Formation, IM

Remember that Christ said prior to the storm that He had no place to rest His head, and consider that the journey that the ark was on was to find a place to rest. To this, I call to remembrance the first Great Sabbath in the garden, where Adam and Eve were disobedient and expelled from a millennial rest with the Lord.

Israel, too, was offered a Great Sabbath, but missed their 7th day rest with the Lord (cf. Heb. Chapters 3 & 4). When Messiah came to Jerusalem, it was at the end of the Hebrew nation’s 7th day (see Moedim Paradigm); yet the Lord could not enter into a Great Sabbath rest with the nation. On the 3rd Great Sabbath, which is the millennium of the coming Great King, then the Head of the Body of Christ will be able to rest with His people. These truths are brought out in the story of Noah’s ark.

So it came to pass, at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made. Then he sent out a raven, which kept going to and fro until the waters had dried up from the earth. He also sent out from himself a dove, to see if the waters had receded from the face of the ground. But the dove found no resting place for the sole of her foot, and she returned into the ark to him, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth. So he put out his hand and took her, and drew her into the ark to himself.’ (Gen. 8:6-9)

Evil Raven, Cynthia Khourne, PD Image
Evil Raven, Cynthia Khourne, PDI

The raven is the symbol of Satan, which goes to and from and up and down the earth, patrolling the waters of the Word for the deaths it brings upon the disobedient (see Job 1:7). The dove, which was sent from the window, is symbolic of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit is sent out to find a resting place for the family of the Lord, and a place for holy Jerusalem to come to Earth.

Yet, as the Sabbath garden millennium was missed by Adam and Eve, the Dove of the Spirit found no place for the people of God to rest. The raven of Satan rejoiced to see the death that the water of the Word (i.e., Divine judgment) brought to the world, but the Dove of the Spirit was taken away from the ancient world and returned to God.

And he waited yet another seven days, and again he sent the dove out from the ark. Then the dove came to him in the evening, and behold, a freshly plucked olive leaf was in her mouth; and Noah knew that the waters had receded from the earth.’ (Gen. 8:10-11) NKJV; emp. mine

Holy Spirit Dove, Living Word Cowboy Church, PD Image
Holy Spirit Dove, Living Word Cowboy Church
So Noah first waited seven days, and the dove came back to him, showing no Sabbath for the people of God. This is the missed Sabbath of the garden. Then Noah, like the Lord, waited another seven days, and the dove returned late in the day, showing that she had found a resting place. The sign was an olive leaf, and this, along with the fig tree, is a sign of the nation of Israel. Though Israel had missed their Great Sabbath millennium, God found the perfect place in which He would eventually have His Great Sabbath. Noah and family did not rest at that time, although the Dove of the Spirit confessed Israel with her leaf in mouth; Noah waited another (third) week, which parallels God rejecting Israel for a period of time.

THREE WEEKS OF LOOKING FOR A MILLENNIAL REST
3 WEEKS LOOKING FOR A MILLENNIAL REST

You shall be left few in number, whereas you were as the stars of heaven in multitude, because you would not obey the voice of the LORD your God. And it shall be, that just as the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good and multiply you, so the LORD will rejoice over you to destroy you and bring you to nothing; and you shall be plucked from off the land which you go to possess. Then the LORD will scatter you among all peoples, from one end of the earth to the other, and there you shall serve other gods, which neither you nor your fathers have known- wood and stone. And among those nations you shall find no rest, nor shall the sole of your foot have a resting place; but the LORD will give you a trembling heart, failing eyes, and anguish of soul. (Deut. 28:62-65) NKJV; emp. mine

This is exactly what the Lord did to Israel after they missed their Great Sabbath. He scattered them throughout the world in the Diaspora. Now, however, the Lord will rest with His people at Israel on the third millennial Sabbath. Those who thought they were wise in the Torah have not known the appointed times of God (see Jer. 8:7-8), but the time has come that all the mysteries of God are being poured out to prepare the way for the coming of the Great King, my Elohim YHVH. And my God will come, and His feet will rest on the Mount of Olives. The Spirit will not return to Heaven, but He will rest in the world at Jerusalem of Israel. This is how things will be for the coming of my Lord. (For those who are still slow to learn these things, I suggest reading Hebrews chapter four until you comprehend these three Great Sabbath periods.) The Lord roars like a lion, calling all His elect together to the land of His coming rest- those who have been spread around the world, for they yet belong to Him.
“They shall walk after the LORD. He will roar like a lion. When He roars, then His sons shall come trembling from the west; they shall come trembling like a bird from Egypt, like a dove from the land of Assyria. And I will let them dwell in their houses,” says the LORD.’ (Hos. 11:10-11) NKJV
Those who are filled with the Spirit of the Dove know their way home, for they are homing birds, accustomed to migration by design. This will be the greatest gathering of the people of God in history. It will be like the Exodus from Egypt, with all of them assured by the many witnesses and the unsealed revelations of the Word. Jerusalem shall be glorified!
Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the LORD will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you. Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising. Lift up your eyes all around, and see: They all gather together, they come to you; your sons shall come from afar, and your daughters shall be nursed at your side. Then you shall see and become radiant, and your heart shall swell with joy; because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, the wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you. The multitudes of camels shall cover your land, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all those from Sheba shall come; they shall bring gold and incense, and they shall proclaim the praises of the LORD. And the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered to you, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister to you; they shall ascend with acceptance on My altar, and I will glorify the house of My glory. Who are these who fly like a cloud, and like doves to their roosts? Surely the coastlands shall wait for Me; and the ships of Tarshish will come first, to bring your sons from afar, their silver and their gold with them, to the name of the LORD your God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because He has glorified you.’ (Isa. 60:1-9) NKJV; emp. mine
Israel is God’s olive tree, which the dove of the Spirit professed in the foreshadowing of Noah (see Jer. 11:16). Gentile believers are like a wild olive tree with branches grafted into the olive tree of Israel (see Rom. 11:17-23). This is the olive tree that will be healed by the Lord (see Hos. 14:4-6). And, as the third week of Noah sending out the dove, the Holy Spirit will remain on Israel when the Lord takes His rest with His family on the Great Sabbath. This is the new day and new age, a new year, and the 1st year of the Great Sabbath, as shown in the similitude:
So he waited yet another seven days and sent out the dove, which did not return again to him anymore. And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, that the waters were dried up from the earth; and Noah removed the covering of the ark and looked, and indeed the surface of the ground was dry. And in the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dried. Then God spoke to Noah, saying, “Go out of the ark, you and your wife, and your sons and your sons’ wives with you.”’ (Gen. 8:12-16) NKJV; emp. mine
Notice that the rain began to fall on the 17th day of the second month (see Gen. 7:11), and that they stepped out of the ark one year later on the 27th day of the second month. Why the ten day addition and not an even year? By now you, the reader, know. The Great Sabbath rest is also the 10th millennial day from the beginning. Again, it is Israel’s national day of atonement- their Yom Kippur.
Here, at Mount Zion, will be the fulfillment of the atonement Israel has waited for; here the Lord and the Bride will be unveiled in a wedding feast of victory. Here the Lord will finally take His rest with His people- a rest that has been coming since the Genesis.  Here is where the curse will be defeated for the Bride of the Great king. The covering is removed here for all to see the truth of salvation in the new age.
And in this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all people a feast of choice pieces, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of well-refined wines on the lees. And He will destroy on this mountain the surface of the covering cast over all people, and the veil that is spread over all nations. He will swallow up death forever, and the LORD God will wipe away tears from all faces; the rebuke of His people He will take away from all the earth; for the LORD has spoken. And it will be said in that day: “Behold, this is out God; we have waited for Him, and He will save us. This is the LORD; we have waited for Him; we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.” For in this mountain [ZION] the hand of the LORD will rest.’ (Isa. 25:6-10) NKJV; intrpl. & emp. mine
For all the glory that is to come, it is important to remember that first come the storm and flood of troops upon Israel. Jerusalem will be tossed about in tribulations before the Lord touches down at the Mount of Olive Trees, before He brings His people to the strongholds of Mount Zion. Half of the city will be taken away with a flood of troops because they will not listen to the instructions of the Lord. Two will be in the field, and they will take the Jew and leave the Muslim; two will be here and there, and the flood of the Beast will take the Jew and leave the Muslim before the Lord comes to save the great city. This is why the Lord tells His people to quickly flee into the wilderness when they see the Abomination of Desolation in Jerusalem.
Behold, the day of the LORD is coming, and your spoil will be divided in your midst. For I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem; the city shall be taken, the houses rifled, and the women ravished. Half of the city shall go into captivity. But the remnant of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then the LORD will go forth and fight against those nations, as He fights in the day of battle. And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem on the east. And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two, from east to west, making a very large valley; half of the mountain shall move towards the north and half of it toward the south. Then you shall flee through My mountain valley, for the mountain valley shall reach to Azal. Yes, you shall flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Thus the LORD my God will come, and all the saints with You. (Zech. 14:1-5) NKJV; emp. mine
Those who do not learn to discern the days of the Lord and the signs of the times will be taken away as the flood of Noah (see Ps. 90:3-6), but those who follow the instructions of the Lord will escape the flood (see Rev. 12:15-16).  The ark of salvation is the Word of God, and the Word is filled with instruction for salvation, being surer than the ark of Noah. All these things are revealed for the elect who stand at the door to escape; yet many people, as in the days of Noah, simply will not heed the warnings.
But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. (Matt. 24:37-39) NKJV
For those rooted and grounded in the Word, the flood will not overcome them, even as the little olive tree survived the flood of Noah. When the waters of the Word try those who are rooted, they will be able to stand, for the root of the olive tree, which is Israel, has a promise of salvation. But believers who are not truly rooted in the Word will fall away during the coming tribulations (see Mk. 4:5-6,16-17).
Covenant Colors of God, PD Image
Covenant Colors of God, PD Image

After the flood, God gave Noah the rainbow as a token of His covenant of salvation, saying that He would never again destroy all the earth with a flood (see Gen. 9:11-17). The meaning of the rainbow, and why it is the sign of God’s promise of salvation, will be explained in an article when writing about Joseph’s coat; that is where He gave me a vision and full understanding of it.

As is now evident, every aspect of Noah’s Ark was designed with the higher wisdom of the Lord, and every detail fits meticulously together with all apocalyptic prophecies and the signs of the times in which the Lord has given throughout Scripture. This is no patching of ideas, but this is the complete interpretation of an event that the Lord orchestrated to witness to His great salvation of the world through the Messiah.
That being said, I only feel compelled to leave this article with a final warning from Apostle Peter:
Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder), that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandments of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior, knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water. But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. But, beloved, do not forget [lanthano] this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.’ (2 Pet. 3:1-9) NKJV; intrpl. & emp. mine
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