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As most people know, there were two Enochs in Genesis.
Although bearing the same name, we can surmise that they were vastly different
One Enoch was the offspring of Cain. He was a third generation man.
It is interesting to note that although the number three is pertinent in
Christian faith to the teachings of the Trinity, the number three also has
occultic significance. This Enoch was third generation of the ‘godless’
However, there was another Enoch. He was from the line of Seth,
a Godly man. Enoch, interestingly enough, was the seventh generation since Adam.
Seven, of course, is the number of God. We know that this is important to
understanding the Enoch of which we speak about because it was specifically
mentioned in the New Testament.
From Jude (KJV):
14And Enoch also,
the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with
ten thousands of his saints,
15To 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.
Enoch’s offspring was Methuselah. My
understanding is that Methuselah means "death and sent". Of course, Enoch was
giving his child a prophetic name. For when Methuselah died, death would come in
the form of a flood.
Isn’t it amazing the level of grace that God extends
to each of us? For Methuselah did not die quickly, "And all the days of
Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died." (Gen 5:27, KJV)
For 969 years, Methuselah was a warning to the people to return to God. God
allowed Methuselah’s life to tarry because He is a merciful Father.
saw many things that he reported. He gave warning to the people of things to
come. The Bible says in Genesis that Enoch walked with God. Hebrews 11 tells of
Enoch’s great faith. Isn’t it interesting that Methuselah is not recognized for
his faith, but his father and grandson, Noah, are credited?
tells us that the last days would be as the days of Noah. Enoch was taken in a
form of ‘rapture’ away from the tribulation that was to come. Enoch had done his
part. Noah, however, did endure the tribulation and he most certainly
We see that the world today is not very different from those
‘early days.’ We have what seem to be horrific ‘birth pains’ of extreme weather,
roaring and tossing seas, tornadoes, earthquakes, famines, pestilences and, yes,
Yet, the media, our government officials and the public at
large seem to be skipping along the yellow brick road, on their way to some
utopian outcome. Nobody, not withstanding evil orchestrations to bring this to
pass, sees the bridge out ahead.
Not one financial channel is reporting
the inevitable monetary crash that is coming. Very few news anchors are talking
about the world government that keeps marching along in the shadows. Christian
churches in the West are trading repentance, righteous living and service to God
for ‘name it and claim it’ blessings, ‘childish’ expectations and
One thing that is certain, we see that Americans are still
spending like there is no tomorrow. Perhaps, there is some ‘instinctive’
Enoch served obediently when the Father needed him to
sound the warning.
"Oh Enoch, you’re so old covenant! Just join the
crowd, inspire us with ‘feel good’ messages and then charge us $19.95 for each
Book of Enoch, bound in rich Corinthian leather, of course. Maybe you could tone
down some of that ‘fallen angels are evil’ doom and gloom stuff? After all, they
are part of the culture now! You don’t want your ministry to be accused of Giant
intolerance! What about writing another book with some positive affirmations? If
you play your cards right, you’ll have enough money for a full staff with a
brand new, member financed Cessna Donkey and we can even move E Ministries into
a bigger, elegantly plush cave with expensive stick figure murals!"
there many today with a platform or pulpits who, as Enoch of old, are sounding
the alarm to prepare body, soul, and mind or perish? Has a modern day Methuselah
(death and sent) been born and is the clock ticking as I type this column? Will
only Noah and his family be spared from the ‘eating, drinking, marrying and
giving in marriage’ daily sleepwalking?
2 Timothy 3: 1-5 (The
‘Don't be naive. There are difficult times ahead. As the end
approaches, people are going to be self-absorbed, money-hungry, self-promoting,
stuck-up, profane, contemptuous of parents, crude, coarse, dog-eat-dog,
unbending, slanderers, impulsively wild, savage, cynical, treacherous, ruthless,
bloated windbags, addicted to lust, and allergic to God. They'll make a show of
religion, but behind the scenes they're animals. Stay clear of these
We tend to believe the great turning away, as prophesied in the
scriptures, is in the future. Did it already happen and is it
Just as in the days of Noah, Love tarries.
3:12-17 (The Message)
‘Anyone who wants to live all out for Christ is in
for a lot of trouble; there's no getting around it. Unscrupulous con men will
continue to exploit the faith. They're as deceived as the people they lead
astray. As long as they are out there, things can only get worse.’
don't let it faze you. Stick with what you learned and believed, sure of the
integrity of your teachers—why, you took in the sacred Scriptures with your
mother's milk! There's nothing like the written Word of God for showing you the
way to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. Every part of Scripture is
God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our
rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God's way. Through the
Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us.’
there an Enoch today? Or, will Enoch, and a friend, soon return to give witness
to Jehovah in one last "day of Noah"?
2 Timothy 4:1- 5 (The
‘I can't impress this on you too strongly. God is looking over
your shoulder. Christ himself is the Judge, with the final say on everyone,
living and dead. He is about to break into the open with his rule, so proclaim
the Message with intensity; keep on your watch. Challenge, warn, and urge your
people. Don't ever quit. Just keep it simple.’
‘You're going to find that
there will be times when people will have no stomach for solid teaching, but
will fill up on spiritual junk food—catchy opinions that tickle their fancy.
They'll turn their backs on truth and chase mirages. But you—keep your eye on
what you're doing; accept the hard times along with the good; keep the Message
alive; do a thorough job as God's servant.’
"Fear not, for I am with
Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus.