When Noah worked upon the ark as God to

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When Noah worked upon the ark as God to him decreed.
So many others watched, yet to his words they gave no heed.
But Noah heard the voice of God and did His word obey;
His business was to build the ark; he couldn’t waste a day.
  Now Jesus’ testimony, we in the churches see
  The ark of testimony built in each locality.
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The generation at that time was evil and perverse;
The wickedness upon the earth was waxing worse and worse.
But Noah stood against the age and ne’er the vision lost.
The ark of testimony must be built at any cost.
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There were at that time many men who said they worshipped God;
They served Him and they sacrificed and yet ’twas very odd,
The very thing that God desired they mocked and ridiculed.
Their heart was set upon this age and by the devil ruled.
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One day the ark was finished and eight souls were led aboard.
God shut the door and then the heavens opened and outpoured.
It rained, but Noah took no thought for he was safe inside.
When all the earth was flooded, he above it all did ride.
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The ark was just God’s testimony on the earth that time.
For God had found a corporate man through whom His light could shine.
He needed something built through which He’d fully be expressed,
And now it is the local church where God is manifest.
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Be careful lest this age would lead you from God’s heart’s desire.
For Jesus’ testimony must set all our hearts afire.
The local churches are the ark, God’s testimony true.
For this we leave the age behind and give our hearts anew.
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Rebecca

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Tianxin Shen

Merced, CV, United States

Praise the Lord for His revelation and eternal salvation! Such a wonderful song to help people enjoy Genesis to read about how Noah helped the Lord to end an age of degradation. I tried to translate all verses based on the English lyric into Chinese but did not have time to trim them short to fit the music. In case anyone who want to trim them to fit the melody, feel free! Looking forward to use the Chinese lyric to sign along soon.

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#1268 As the Ark of Noah

1。当神给他启示,诺亚开始建造方舟,。

许多人嘲讽冷眼观看,但他们的话诺亚没理会。

但诺亚听到上帝的声音,也听神的话;

他的任务是遵照神的话建造方舟,他一天都不能浪费。

现在耶稣的见证,我们在教会都看到

方舟的见证如今落实在每个地方召会。

2。诺亚的时代是邪恶的,有害地蔓延的;

地上罪恶猖狂势力每况愈下。

但诺亚为了反对当时的邪恶勇敢站立,不曾失去心中的愿景--

方舟的见证必须实现,不惜成本代价。

3。还有很多人都说,他们崇拜神;

他们奉献,牺牲,但很奇怪,

神心愿揭示的事,他们却嘲讽,奚落。

殊不知他们的心思是被当时当世所迷所捆绑,受撒旦的统治的。

4。有一天,方舟完成了,八个人被带到船上。

神关上了方舟之门,然后天开了,暴雨哗哗临降。

雨下了,诺亚却毫不受影响,因为他安全的在神的怀里─方舟之中。

当地面全被水淹没,独独诺亚一家身处洪乱,却安然临驾于洪荒之上。

5。方舟的事件,见证了神当时在全地的权柄。

因神已找到了他的“团体人”来彰显他的光/荣耀。

他需要这样的团体人,借 “他”来充分彰显他的大能,

如今在地方上的每一个召会,就是这个团体 “神-人” 的彰显。

6。小心啊,远离这个世代风气与陋习,免得堕落远离了神。

耶稣救赎的见证必叫我们心中灵里火热。

地方召会是今天的方舟,神的见证真实无误。

我们要勇于识破眼前这世代的扑朔迷离,将心思置于神,与神同行,与神同工,天天接受更新变化。