And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him (Gen. 5:24)
A Godly Man
By faith Enoch was translated (Strongs 3346: From meta and tithemi; to transfer, i.e. transport, exchange, change sides, or pervert) that he should not see death (Strongs 2288: Death, physical or spiritual. From thnesko; death )and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation (Strongs 3331: (a) change, transformation, (b) removal. From metatithemi; transposition, i.e. Transferral, disestablishment) he had this testimony, that he pleased God. (Heb. 11:5)
Enoch, a seventh-generation descendant in Adam’s lineages through his positive son Seth, was transformed and translated to heaven without having seen death. (Gen. 5:24) A great deal has been written about Enoch and much could be said about him. But to remain within the context of this message, this holy man who pleased GOD prophesied that the Lord would return with thousands upon thousands of His saints to execute judgement upon the “ungodly.” In his epistle, Jude highlights Enoch’s prophesies as being pertinent to a time of godlessness.
Enoch as a Pattern
And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him. These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage. (Jude 1:14-16)
All this to say that we are, without doubt, presently living in those ungodly days when many pridefully walk in untruth and according to their own lusts. A time also prophetic of unprecedented judgment believed to take place after the great tribulation period of seven years. Significantly, when we consider righteous Enoch as a potential pattern of being taken up and away at the seventh generation – it make sense that the redeemed would likewise not taste death but be taken up (harpazo’ed) at (and before the completion of) the seven-year period of great tribulation after which time the Lord returns to execute judgment on the ungodly.
It was at the seventh pivotal generation in Adam’s lineages when righteous Enoch was taken up. Contrariwise, the ungodly murderous Lamech – a negative counterpart in Adam’s seventh lineage through Cain – lamented that he was left to toil seventy times sevenfold longer in the earth plane. It was a prophetic time in history that would culminate with the appearance of Jesus Christ on earth and His plan of redemption. Can you discern the future parallels and final fate of the ungodly during the time of great tribulation on earth and the second coming of Christ?
Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” “O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?” The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Cor. 15:51-58)
Turn From Ungodliness
If you haven’t done so already and regardless of who you are and what role or position you might be occupying in the body of Christ, I urgently invite you to confess your sins through and in the Lord Jesus Christ. Repent (turn away ) from all deathly forms of: idolatry, selfishness, immorality, fornication, adultery, drunkenness and all ungodly ways. In turn, you will be blessed to receive the Holy Spirit of truth, sanctification and transformation! The Lord is faithful and just to forgive sins and cleanse all who are obedient from unrighteousness.
Like Enoch, keep the Faith at all costs! Don’t put off what needs doing today – a vision and Word given on August 9th points to the urgency of the present and coming times.
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For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. (Rom. 1:18)
For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Thess. 5:9)
Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. (Rom. 5:9)
Keep the Faith always. (I am hearing a word of confirmation.) Praise GOD and thank you Lord.