Noah built a huge boat, called an ark. It was as long as a football field!

God told Noah that it was going to rain but no one believed it. It had never rained before that time.

When it did start to rain, it must have seemed like it would never end. It rained for forty days and nights without stopping.

After it stopped raining, it took a long time for all the water to dry up. Noah sent out doves to see if they could find land. Finally, one came back with an olive branch, so Noah knew that land was near.

The last dove that Noah sent out never came back to the ark, so Noah knew that it had found land and decided to stay there. The ark finally came to rest on a mountain called Mt. Aararat.

In The Bible:

 Genesis 6:14-15 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch. (15) And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.

Brother Branham Said:

Noah waited. The fourth day passed. No rain. It's all right. It's going to happen.

I can hear Mrs. Noah come around and say, "Dad, are you su-...?"

"Don't talk like that."

He had patience, 'cause he had faith. Yes, sir. He had virtue. He had knowledge that God was right. He had temperance. He didn't fly loose, say, "Well, I don't know what it's all about. I've lost all my popularity out there." No, no. "People don't care for me no more. I'll go out there and start all over, new again." No, no. He had patience. God promised. God will do it. God will do it, 'cause God said so.

And I can see his son come around, say, "Dad, you know..." Stroke his hand over his long gray hair, you know. And he was hundreds of years old, you know, setting there. Said, "I know you're an old patriarch. I--I love you, daddy. But could it been possible that you could been a little bit wrong?"

"Oh, no. No."


"God said so!"

"Well, daddy, this is six days that we sit up here. Setting up here in this big, old, dry ark setting right here. And it's all pitched, inside and out. And we been all these years building on it. And you stood out there and preached, till you turned gray and bald. And here you are up here now, trying to say such-and-such a thing. And the people are laughing, and throwing rotten tomatoes and things against the side of it. Look there what you're doing. Why, you know..."

"Be patient, son."

"Are you sure?"

"It will rain!"

His daughter-in-law said, "Father, you know..."

"It will rain!"

"But we've been all these years, waiting. We been preparing. And you told us it's going to rain, a week ago. And we're in here, and the doors are all shut, and here we are walking around in here, and the sun just scorching right down like it was."

"But it will rain!"

"How do you know?"

"God said so!" 62-1014M


One time, God Himself was the architect of a huge boat, and He chose a good man named Noah to build it.

It all started when God had become unhappy about the way people were acting. Everything the people were doing was evil and ungodly. Nobody seemed to love God anymore; nobody except Noah.

God looked down at the evil that was in the people and decided to destroy the whole earth with a great flood. He only wanted Noah and his family, and the animals to survive. So God taught Noah how to build a giant boat that was big and strong enough to make it through the terrible flood.
The boat was to be huge: 300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide, and 30 cubits tall.

That's about 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet tall! He was to make it out of gopher wood and put pitch (kind of like tar) on its inside and outside. The huge boat was to have only one window - at the top.

Noah and his family worked and worked on the ark. They followed God's plan perfectly and built it just like God told them to. Finally it was finished, but their work was far from over.

Next, Noah and his family were to gather the animals. Two by two, they came in and filled the massive ark. They had to keep the animals fed, clean, and happy. It was a whole lot of work, but it was probably really fun, too.

Imagine Noah and his family waking up early in the morning and checking on the animals. By the time they were done checking on them, it was probably already time to go to sleep again!

Finally, Noah and his family were ready. The giant ark was finished and all the animals were in place and ready to go. Then, after years and years of preparing for it, for the first time in the history of the world, it started to rain.

It rained and rained, until finally the whole world was covered with water. The ark that God designed held up just as planned. It made it through the storm and kept Noah alive!

Now, if the God that led the animal life into the ark is still the same God, by instinct He led them away from danger, away from them walls which was falling. Well, if—if a bird, and a sheep, and a cow, and the animal life can have instinct enough to be led away from danger, how much more ought the Church of God to flee away from the walls of the things of the world now, when it's just about ready to crumble. Get out friends; stand for Christ; believe in Christ.