How incredible would it seem if in these last days an Ark just like the one Noah built showed up on earth? "So as the days of Noah were" ...
Man Builds Ark
According To Bible Specifications
What do you do when you have a dream that your world is about to be destroyed by a flood? According to an article on Coast to Coast AMon July 31, 2012, you build an ark. That's what Noah did thousands of years ago, and that's exactly millionaire building contractor, Johan Huibers, did, too.
According to an article published atNewsSky.com, Johan Huibers massive undertaking is a result of a dream he had that Holland was going to be flooded.
Huibers built his ark using the ancient measurements described in the Bible. The ark is 300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide and 30 cubits high. One cubit equals the length of a man's arm from his elbow to his fingertips, so the ark is more than 450 feet in length. It took Huibers and his team of 5 helpers more than four years to complete the project.
Unlike the Noah's Ark theme park planned for construction in the United States, Huibers' ark is actually seaworthy and he and his team had planned to sail it to the London Olympics. However, since the boat is made entirely of wood they weren't able to pass fire safety inspections in time.
Huibers has filled his ark with a menagerie of plastic animals and an assortment of live birds and visitors are allowed to tour the boat to see what it must have been like for Noah and his family.
Deborah Venema-Huibers, manager of the ark, told SkyNews.com that they been contacted by dozens of people who are worried about the Mayan prophecy for the end of the world in December of this year.
"They are concerned, and they ask: 'Is there a flood coming again? Is the world going to be destroyed again? Can we stay here and board, and can we book a room?'”"But of course we tell them, the real safety is not here. This is not a rescue boat. It's a museum."
What would it be like to wake up from a dream, knowing that God wanted you to build an ark? Think about it: 450 feet is equal to one and a half football fields. There's no way you could hide something like that from your neighbors.
Daniel B. Keohane's book, “Margaret's Ark” takes a fascinating look at what happens when tens of thousands of people, all over the world, share the same persistent dream: God wants them to build an ark because he's going to flood the world again. Each person is instructed to build an ark of Biblical dimensions, and they only have sixty days to do it. And to top it all off, they're each allowed to bring along only 30 people when the flood starts. Are they all suffering some type of psychotic episode or are the dreams truly from God?
In the beginning the ark-builders are ridiculed. Some lose their jobs, some lose their homes some even lose their lives. As it draws nearer the final days the people standing on the sidelines start to become violent, wanting a place on the ark.
Huiber had a dream, too, so he built his ark. If you had the dream, would you follow through and build the ark, knowing you'd be ridiculed and possibly lose your job or your home, or even your life? Would you risk everything to build the ark or ignore the dream and hope for the best?