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 NKJV
The bible does not tell us very much about Enoch. We know he was the seventh generation from Adam. The book of Jude tells us that he prophesied. He is one of only two men in the bible who did not die.
Enoch walked with God. That was after Adam and Eve were “kicked out” of the Garden of Eden. Enoch pleased God after sin and death entered the world. How did Enoch please God? Enoch pleased God by faith. He walked with God by faith!
You can please God today. You can walk with God today. How can you please God and walk with Him? By faith!
Faith is like a muscle. It grows stronger when it is exercised. The more you practice stepping out in faith the easier it becomes.
How is God calling you to step out in faith? Ask Him. He will answer you.
Did God really take Enoch to be with Him? Did Enoch really please the Lord so much God did not allow him to die? Is it really possible for God to take someone before death?
God created the heavens and the earth. He breathed life into the first man and woman. He created the natural laws that govern the universe. Taking Enoch before he died is not a problem for God. The Lord can do anything He wants anytime He wants!
God never changes. He does many of the same things today that He did in the past. There will be a generation of Christians who do not taste death. They will be caught up with Jesus in the air. They will spend eternity with the Lord.
I am not suggesting that if you live by faith God will take you to be with Him before you die. I am saying people who live by faith in Jesus Christ will not die the second death.
The bible speaks of the blessedness of living in eternity with God for people who live by faith in Jesus. It also speaks of the second death that will be experienced by people who choose to live out their lives separated from the Lord.
You can do the same things the great and mighty people of the bible did through faith in Jesus!
You can begin a great journey of walking with God that will never end, how? Trust Jesus enough to let Him be the Lord of your life.
You may be living among the most blessed generation of believers. You may be caught up to meet Jesus in the air before feeling the sting of death. Let Jesus be the Lord of your life today!
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