Saturday, February 26, 2011

Genesis 5:24 NASB

"And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him."

One of the greatest promises in the Word of God is that God can be known and wants to be known.  This is often seen in the observation and declaration of someone who “walked with God,” which, in its original form, was a word that revealed strong, volitional purpose and action.  But this was not one sided. God looked for hearts who were, for whatever reason, awakened to the eternal and He was more than ready to come alongside and walk with them, revealing again that what had been disrupted in the garden (the sound of God walking, Gen. 3:8), could be discovered again in grace. Is this possible? A man by the name of “Enoch”, along with many others, says it is:  “Enoch lived sixty-five years, and begot Methuselah. After he begot Methuselah, Enoch walked with God three hundred years, and had sons and daughters. So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years.”  A writer in the New Testament picks this thought up, in Hebrews 11:5, and says, By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, and was not found, because God had taken him; for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God.”
Look at the promise of this verse! It reveals something we have thought impossible as possible: that we can please God in this life, with our life, and throughout our life! Enoch did this for 300 years!  Though God didn’t set a precedent in taking Enoch before he died, He did make a point with Enoch, that it is possible to so please God in this life that we don’t have to wait for death to ready us for heaven.  He could be easily transferred because he was already transformed, doing what they do in heaven—walking with God. What a possibility with great promise! Enjoy the blessing of this kind of walk. God does.

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