THE MYSTERY OF THE "SELFSAME DAY"
For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. _Ephesians 5:30
The Hebrew word for bones is translated "selfsame day" several times in the Old Testament. When the instances of use of the term "selfsame day" are put in order, a clear image of Christ emerges. Over the next few days, the reader is invited to behold this powerful unveiling of our Beloved.
The first use of the phrase "selfsame day" is found in Genesis 7:13. It reads, "In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark." Noah, a man whose name speaks of "rest" along with his family of eight members, represent a new beginning. While at rest, one can hear God clearly and operate in the power of His salvation while those who prefer evil posture themselves for imminent destruction. As Noah and his family entered the ark of safety so does the believer when he or she accepts Christ Jesus as Lord and Savior. The Flood Waters may represent the Word of God which is quick and powerful. The same water that destroyed the wicked is the same water that upheld the righteous. So it is today the same effectual working of His power through the Message of the Gospel of Christ Jesus, the living Word of God.