Willie Brown - Noah - 1948

"The Land, whither ye go to possess it, is a Land of hills and valleys." The first of these mountains I'll speak of tonight is Mt. Ararat, a 17,260 ft peak, in the mountainous country of Armenia. It is the mountain on which Noah's ark rested when the waters of the Flood subsided. We will call it by a very nice name - the mountain of rest. God has promised His people rest.

We need never be perplexed if we see that the control and plan of man is a failure. That need never perplex us, for we see the promise God has given His people - the promise of rest, like the bow of promise Noah saw in the clouds on Ararat. There is one picture of Jesus and His disciples that I like to dwell upon. Oh, I like to think of the Master looking on those people whom He loved from the depths of His soul, and saying, "Come ye yourselves apart and rest awhile."

There was another time when He thanked God His Father that He had hidden these things from the wise and prudent, and revealed them unto babes; and then He turned to the people and said, "Come unto Me, all ye who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Then He told them how to get it. "Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me, for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls." Let us allow Him to lead us into that rest.

You know Satan is out to do his best to rob us of the rest which is the portion of the true child of God. He is active to keep us in a state of ferment...