10 Mar Parallels between Noah & Jesus
1. Preachers of Righteousness
Both men were preachers of righteousness. Jesus Christ had a ministry, teaching righteousness in order people will make it to Heaven (Matthew 5:44-48). Noah taught righteousness in order to save people from the big flood (2 Peter 2:5).
2. Walk Faithfully with God
Both men walk faithfully with God. Moses walk faithfully and found favor in the sight of the Lord (Genesis 6:9). Jesus Christ only did what God did, so he walked faithfully (John 5:19).
3. Salvation of Family
God saved Noah’s family from the flood due to Noah’s righteousness (Genesis 7:1). Anyone who believed in Jesus Christ is consider family thus being saved from the wrath of God (Matthew 12:50, Ephesians 1:5, John 3:36).
Both men were blameless in God’s sight (Genesis 6:9, 1 Peter 1:19).
5. New Covenant
God established a new covenant through Noah by making a promise that he will never wipe out the Earth with a flood again (Genesis 9:11-17). God established a new covenant through Jesus Christ through a promise that anyone who truly believes and follows him will have eternal life (John 3:36, Hebrews 8:6).
Both men were humiliated by their own people. Noah was humiliated by his own son (Genesis 9:21-23). Jesus Christ was humiliated by his own creations (John 19:15, 1 John 3:1).
Like Moses, Jesus Christ provided a pleasing sacrifice to God (Genesis 8:21, Hebrews 7:27).
Noah had different flocks of animals in the ark (Genesis 7:2). Jesus Christ consider the human race as a flock of sheep (John 10:11).
Both men have a vineyard. Noah created a vineyard after the flood (Genesis 9:20). Jesus Christ as God considers the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth as his vineyard (Mark 12:1-9, Matthew 20:1-16).
Both men send out a dove or dove like spirit on Earth. Noah send out a dove (Genesis 8:8-10). Jesus Christ send out the Holy Spirit to the church (John 15:26) who descended from Heaven like a dove (Matthew 3:16).