Enoch

Walking with God

Gen 5:24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

Scripture declares twice that “Enoch walked with God” [v. 22, 24]. Enoch is forever remembered as the man who “walked with God” . Why did Enoch walk with God? Behind the walk was the will. There was an alignment of Enoch’s will with the will of God. “ And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah” [v. 22a]. He had a conversion experience. He repented and his lifestyle changed when he turned back to God. He was a redeemed sinner who began to live a life of self-denial and self-control. The secret of Enoch’s life was that by faith he had a good testimony. He pleased God [Hebrews 11:5–6]. He totally believed, had dedicated and committed his life to God. He preached a strong aggressive message and warned of the judgement of God upon all ungodliness [Jude 14–15]. The oft-repeated phrase “and he died” was broken abruptly by God. “By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him” [Hebrews 11:5a]. He did not die. God took him away while he was still alive because of his obedience and faithfulness to God. This is a clear demonstration of the promise of eternal life to every child of God. Enoch is only one of two men in history [the other being Elijah] who was taken into heaven without dying [2 Kings 2:11]. Enoch’s walk with God reminds us that it is possible for all of us to enjoy intimate communion with God. Let us commit ourselves to walking faithfully with Him every day.

Thought To walk in His way is to walk through life in His Spirit, by His love and through His power.

From Daily Manna 11 Feb.

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~ by ymsim on 2013/02/18.

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