Emanna for 12/25/2019

God's Salvation Being for the Whole Family

Bible Verses

Luke 19:9 And Jesus said to him, Today salvation has come to this house... Genesis 7:1 Then Jehovah said to Noah, Come into the ark, you and all your household... 1 Peter 3:20 Who had formerly disobeyed when the long- suffering of God waited in the days of Noah...a few, that is, eight souls, were brought safely through by water. Words of Ministry

The Bible reveals the basic principle that God saves men household by household. God's promise of salvation takes the household as a unit, not the individual as a unit. If a newly saved person sees this from the very beginning, he will be spared many headaches, and he will gain much benefit for himself. When God saves man, He takes the whole family, rather than an individual, as a unit. The ark was not for an individual; it was for the whole house. In Genesis 6 we see a man who was righteous before God--Noah. The Bible does not say that the sons and daughters-in-law of Noah were righteous. The Bible only says that Noah was a righteous man before God. However, when God prepared a way of salvation for Noah, He commanded Noah's whole house to enter the ark. Therefore, the household, not an individual, entered the ark. A new believer should bring every member of his household into the ark. You can say to the Lord, "I have believed in You. You have said that my whole household can enter into the ark. Lord, please bring my whole household into the ark now." God will honor your faith.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee, Messages for Building Up New Believers, pp. 305-307. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA.