So those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him [Noah]; and the Lord shut him in.
Noah and his sons didn’t shut themselves in the ark. It was the Lord Himself who shut them in so that they would be protected from the great flood.
“Pastor Prince, does it really matter who shut them in?”
My friend, when the Lord shuts you in, you have complete and perfect security! When the Lord shuts a door, who can open it? No foe, whether human, angelic or diabolical, no force of nature, can open the door that the Lord Himself has shut. When the huge waves pounded repeatedly on the door of the ark, it remained shut, and Noah and his family members were kept safe and sound.
Moreover, when building the ark, God told Noah to “cover it inside and outside with pitch” (Genesis 6:14). This was to make it watertight. The Hebrew word for “cover” here is kaphar, which means “to make an atonement.” The Hebrew word for “pitch” here is kopher, which means “ransom” or “redemption price.” So right here you see the atoning sacrifice of Jesus, who gave His life a ransom for all (Matthew 20:28). He is our true ark and we have a watertight salvation in Him!
Today, we are shut in securely in Christ because we are in Him (1 Corinthians 1:30). We are shut into safety. We are shut into preservation. When the storms and floods come, when there is death, destruction and danger all around, we can expect safety, provision and peace because the Lord Himself has shut us in Him!