Enoch was a champion of faith. “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” (Hebrews 11:5).
Is that your testimony? It is possible, so pay attention.
What characterizes Enoch’s life—a life of walking with God?
Walking with God Is a Life of Faith
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him…” (Hebrews 11:6a). Enoch pleased God by walking with Him. He walked with God by believing Him. “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17). Faith is not guessing at the will of God; faith is learning His will and believing Him.
Walking with God Is a Life of Fellowship
You step in by faith, but you walk on in fellowship. The Apostle Paul wrote, “I know whom I have believed” (2 Timothy 1:12b). Not, I know in whom I believe. You may know about somebody without knowing somebody, but you are to know Christ intimately.
“He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8)?
God created you so that He could have fellowship with you. Is Christ real to you at every moment of every day? Enoch walked with God for 300 years, constantly and faithfully. God is releasing His power into you to walk the Christian life day by day. You could not be faithful if it were not for the Lord in you.
Walking with God Is a Life of Fruitfulness
Do you want your life to count for God? Walking with God is a life of fruitfulness.
Why was Enoch so fruitful? He had a crisis in life, after which he walked with God. What was his crisis? He became a father. “After he begot Methuselah, Enoch walked with God three hundred years…” (Genesis 5:22a).
Methuselah means “when he is gone, it will be sent.” Amos 3:7 says, “Surely the Lord GOD does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.”
Did you know that Enoch was a prophet? “Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints…” (Jude 1:14). Only seven generations from Adam, Enoch prophesied of Christ’s second coming. And when Methuselah was born, God told Enoch, “I am going to destroy the world with a flood when this baby boy is dead.”
Methuselah lived 969 years, longer than anyone else in history. Why? God waited, because of His mercy. (Read 2 Peter 3:9.) Why doesn’t Jesus come in our day? Because God is waiting for more people to be saved.
Jesus said, “Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28). If you say that God Almighty is a God of love and don’t say that He is a God of wrath, that is only half the truth. If you try to make half the truth become all of the truth, it becomes an untruth.
God said to Enoch, “When Methuselah is gone, judgment will be sent.”
Enoch said, “Then I had better walk with God.”
Today, you too know that judgment is coming. How are you living in this day, this age? Are you walking with God?To read more about this topic, click here.
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