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IX. Noah and the 120 years
The number 120 has significance to us today, because "as it was in the days of No'e (Noah), so shall it
be also in the days of the Son of man" (Luke.17:26, Matt.24:37).
A. The number 120in scripture (The "end of all flesh")
1. The end of man's days in Noah's time
And "the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his
days shall be an hundred and twenty years." (Gen.6:3-4) Note: "the end of all flesh is come
before me" (Gen.6:13).
2. Moses lived for 120 years before his flesh ended
So "Moses the servant of the Lord died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the
Lord. And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Beth-peor: but no man
knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day. And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when
he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated" (Deut.34:5-7).
3. One hundred and twenty priests sounding trumpets
When Solomon's Temple was dedicated there were a hundred and twenty priests sounding with
trumpets, and flesh could not stand in the presence of God's Glory (2Chron.5:13-14).
4. On the day of Pentecost there were 120 in the upper room
Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were
about a hundred and twenty - Acts.1:15) This was where the flesh was ended and the anointing
B. Now add the context of the days of Noah.
It is speaking of the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. The destruction of all flesh
(Matt.24:36-41, 2Peter.3:1-3 Note.v5-7. Rev.19:11-21). This was to usher in a new world free from
the corruption of the old world. The ultimate fulfillment of the "Year of Jubilee" that the "Church
in the wilderness" was to celebrate every 50 years (Lev.25:1-55). Now multiply 120 (the end of all
flesh) and 50 (the year of Jubilee), it equals 6,000. This would compare with the six Redemptive
(1000) days that God has been working to free \ man from sin and corruption.
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