Rapture Prophecy Patterns in Genesis 7
Notice that Genesis 8:4 shares the ark rested upon the mountains of Ararat (mountains)
And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month(upon the mountains of Ararat)
And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have (I seen righteous before me in this generation)
2Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee (by sevens) the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.
3Of fowls also of the air (by sevens) the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.
4For yet (seven days) and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.
(5And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him)
6And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.
verse(7)And Noah (went in) and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him(into the ark) because of the waters of the flood.
8Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,
9There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
10And it came to pass after (seven days) that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.
11In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the (seventeenth day) of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
12And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
13In the selfsame day (entered) Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark;
14They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort.
(15And they went in unto Noah into the ark) two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life.
(16And they that went in, went in) male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him( and the LORD shut him in)
17And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and (bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth)
Notice in Genesis 7:16 as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in(The Lord Shut the Door)
Notice in Genesis 7:17 bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.
Notice the Door is open in Revelation 4:1, and Matthew 25:10 shares the Bridegroom(Jesus Christ) came, and those who were Ready(Wise)Lamps Lit, and filled with oil(Holy Ghost) went in with him to the Marriage, and (then the Door was shut)and those Left Behind after the Rapture experience the Wrath(Tribulation)just as those who were Left Behind after the (Door was shut) on Noahs Ark experienced the Wrath!
Then we see!
Then we see as Tribulation pattern
18And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth(and the ark went upon the face of the waters) Also in (Genesis 1:2)And the Spirit of God moved (upon the face of the waters)Noahs Ark was safe,and all those inside were rescued(Saved) from the Wrath!
Noah, and the Righteous were Abiding (ushering) the Spirit of God on the face of the Waters, and they were very safe, rescued with the Presence of God as the Wrath was destroying the Earth, and those Left Behind! Its also interesting to think about how us Born again New Creatures will Rapture, be rescued(Saved)The Door opens in Revelation 4:1 ,and Revelation 4:6 shares before the throne there was a (sea of glass like unto crystal)Revelation 15:2 shares stand on the sea of glass, and Revelation 22:1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.(Heaven is filled with Love, and so peaceful as calm water like unto crystal glass)
19And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and (all the high hills) that were under the whole heaven(were covered)
20Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail(and the mountains were covered)
And here is the mind which hath wisdom(The seven heads are seven mountains) on which the woman sitteth.
As Noah(The Righteous) entered into the Ark, and they were Lifted up above away from the Wrath! The Righteous will be Lifted up above(Rapture) away from the Wrath. Noahs Ark rested on the Mountains 7 months after the Wrath, and those who Rapture will enter into the New Jerusalem away from the 7 year Wrath during the Tribulation!
The Beautiful Mountains of Zion are always safe, and a place of rest! Just as Noah, and his Family(The Righteous) inside Noahs Ark rested on the Mountains after the 7 month wrath!
As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.
And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD,
21And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man:
22All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died.
23And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.
As shared in Genesis 7:21-23 all those who were Left Behind, and did not enter Noahs Ark experienced the Global Wrath! Just as those who do not Rapture with King Jesus Christ to the Ark(New Jerusalem) all those who are Left behind will experience the Wrath(Fire)
There will be many Wars, and Earthquakes, with Famine, and Pestilence, and Volcanoes, Falling Stars etc.
Also Tidal waves, and Super storms, and flooding but the face of the World will be destroyed by Wrath, Tribulation(Fire). As you can see in 2 Peter 3:3-7(Fire) 2 Peter 3:9-12
(last days scoffers) didnt believe Noah, and there are many who refuse to believe now.
2 Peter 3:3-7
Knowing this first, that there shall come in the (last days scoffers) walking after their own lusts,
(4And saying, Where is the promise of his coming?) for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
5For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the (water and in the water)
(6Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished)
7But the heavens and the earth(which are now) by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto (fire)against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
a great Multitude will finally wake up, Repent and get saved in the Tribulation(The Tribulation Saints)
The Sealed 144,000 in the Tribulation can be seen as Shadrach, Meshack, and Abednego who were not harmed in the Fire!
The Gospel will continue to be Preached in the Tribulation by the Tribulation Saints, The 144,000, The Two Witnesses(Two Prophets) and the Gospel will continue to be Preached in the Tribulation by Ministering Angels as Shared in Revelation 14:6
And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
We are as the Days of Noah Now, and this Time the Earth will be destroyed by Fire that covers all of the World, and Mountains(hiils) just as the water did after Noah, and the Righteous entered into the Ark as it Lifted up above the destruction on those Left Behind!
Parallel to the custom of the Jewish groom and bride entering into physical union after their arrival and thereby consummating the marriage that was covenanted earlier.
Christ, and the church(bride)will experience spiritual union after their arrival in heaven, thereby consummating their relationship covented earlier.
After the marriage was consummated, the groom would announce the consummation to the other members of the wedding party waiting outside the chamber.
These people would in turn pass this news on to the wedding guests.
Upon hearing this good news, the wedding guests would begin the feast and make merry for the (next 7 days)
During those (7 days) of the wedding festivities
(sometimes called,the 7 days of huppah)
The bride remained hidden in the bridal chamber.
In correspondence with the Jewish bride remaining hidden! In the bridal chamber for the (7 days) after arrival at the grooms fathers house. The church(bride)will remain hidden for a (period of 7 years after arrival in heaven New Jerusalem)
While the 7 year tribulation period is taking place on earth, the church will be hidden from the sight of those living on the earth.
Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and (shut thy doors about thee) hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.
At the conclusion of the (7 days) the groom would bring his bride out of the bridal chamber, now with her veil removed, so that all could see who his bride was.
King Jesus Christ will bring the church(bride)out of heaven in His second coming at the conclusion of the (7 year tribulation period) in full view so that all can see on Judgment day who the true church (bride) is.
The Chosen Born Again New Creatures will return with King Jesus Christ for the Judgment day, and the wicked will be thrown into Hell.
Then the Meek, and Humble, Righteous Chosen of God will Inherit the New Earth, Jerusalem, Heaven with Jesus Christ as Lord.
It will be as a new face on Earth, because God will destroy the old Earth, and all the Wicked, as he did with the Flood In The Days Of Noah.
Please read These Bible Verses to help understand the Process of The LORDs DEVASTATION of the Earth, The Coming New Earth, New Jerusalem,Heaven.Isaiah 24:1,Isaiah 24:3 Isaiah 24:19-20 Psalm 46:1-3 Isaiah 54:10 Habakkuk 3:6 Haggai 2:6 Isaiah 65:17 Revelation 21:1-5
For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
And I saw a new heaven and a new earth. for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away, and there was no more sea.
all the saints with thee.
and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.
1Thessalonians 3:13 Shares The Lord Jesus Christ Coming with all his Saints.
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.
To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.
14And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.
And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
Also Enoch was the 7th from Adam,and He Raptured with Jesus Christ!
Blessed are Those Who Watch
King Jesus Christ Is Coming
Now Is The Time To Be Ready
Wake Up!Dont Be Left Behind
Be Ready to Fly in The Rapture
All The Glory Be unto Almighty God.AMEN.
And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.
2 Chronicles 36:16
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
9 These are the generations of Noah, Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me, for the earth is filled with violence through them, and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood, rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
15 And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of, The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.
16 A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above, and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.
17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven, and every thing that is in the earth shall die.
18 But with thee will I establish my covenant, and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons wives with thee.
Beautiful Scriptures Filled with the Power of God!
But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people, till there was no remedy.
And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11Give us this day our daily bread.
12And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
14For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
15But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
But be not ye called Rabbi,for one is your Master, even Christ,and all ye are brethren.
9 And call no man your father upon the earth, for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
10 Neither be ye called masters, for one is your Master, even Christ.Mark 8:24And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.
And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any, that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. 26But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say(Peace be to this house)
And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales, and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.
I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.
2The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
Delight thyself also in the LORD,and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.Psalm 118:24This is the day which the LORD hath made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.
The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
Numbers 6:24-26The LORD bless thee, and keep thee.25 The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee.26 The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.Isaiah 11:2
And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.
All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains, and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye.
Fear thou not, for I am with thee, be not dismayed, for I am thy God, I will strengthen thee. yea, I will help thee, yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.Daniel 6:27
He delivereth and rescueth, and he worketh signs and wonders in heaven and in earth, who hath delivered Daniel from the power of the lions.
Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess, but be filled with the Spirit.
Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.
At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,
3And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
4Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.
Come, and let us return unto the LORD. for he hath torn, and he will heal us, he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. 2After two days will he revive us. in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning,that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.Joshua 1:9
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage, be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed. for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
1 Corinthians 2:16
For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ.
Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD's anger.
Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus.
And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.
Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.
1 Chronicles 16:22
Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
The human cycle that experienced Noahs Ark was swept away in the flood, and they all drowned. The chosen inside the Ark were saved from the wrath of God.
This human cycle also has a Ark to rescue us, The name of our Divine Ark is JESUS CHRIST. Now is the time to accept Jesus Christ into your heart, and repent of all sins.
1 Corinthians 15:23-25
But every man in his own order,Christ the firstfruits,afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.
24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father,when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
25For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
The Birth Pains(Pangs)and Prophecy will continue to increase, and Grow even Stronger,
After King Jesus Christ, and us Born Again(New Creatures)The Chosen Rapture.
The LORDs DEVASTATION of the Earth
Mark 13:8For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles, these are the beginnings of sorrows.
And great earthquakes shall be in divers places,and famines,and pestilences,and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.
The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled,for the LORD hath spoken this word.
And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit,and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare,for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake.
19 The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly.
20 The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage,and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it,and it shall fall, and not rise again.
Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea,
3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof.
For the mountains shall depart,and the hills be removed,but my kindness shall not depart from thee,neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed,saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.
He stood, and measured the earth,he beheld, and drove asunder the nations, and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow,his ways are everlasting.
For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land;
7And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.
Say thou thus unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD,As I live, surely they that are in the wastes shall fall by the sword, and him that is in the open field will I give to the beasts to be devoured, and they that be in the forts and in the caves shall die of the pestilence.
And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings,and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
2 Peter 3:10
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth,and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
The New Jerusalem
And I saw a new heaven and a new earth,for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away,and there was no more sea.
2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem,
coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes,and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain,for the former things are passed away.
5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write,for these words are true and faithful.
6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things, and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
8But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lambs wife.
Some say the concept of the Rapture is not in the Old Testament, and was not revealed until New Testament times.
After studying the Old Testament, and Prophecy we would have to disagree. Infact there is many Prophetic Patterns of the Rapture in the old Testament!
The account of the prophet Enoch in Genesis 5 is one indication of the Rapture concept, especially if you see it in the totality of scripture.
And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah 65 years, And Enoch walked with God,and he was not seen for God took him. Genesis 5:22-24
Wow! This man walked with God 365 years in total, and then God took him(Raptured) from the face of the earth. Hebrews 11: 5-6 gives us further insight by saying.
By faith Enoch was translated(accompanied, transported)
That he should not see death,and was not found,because God Translated Accompanied, Transported, Raptured)him.
For before his translation(Rapture) he had this testimony, that he pleased(gratified, Loved entirely) God. But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for He that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek (Love, Abide, Craving worship)Him. Hebrews 11:5-6
Enoch lived 365 years, which is interesting as there are 365 days in a year.
Genesis 5:21 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah.
Genesis 5:22 And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.
Genesis 5:23 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years.
Genesis 5:24 And Enoch walked with God,and he was not, for God took him.
It is also interesting that Jude says that before Enoch was taken away, he prophesied that the Lord would, cometh (accompany, appear)with tens of thousands of His saints (sacred, pure, blameless, consecrated) for the purpose of judging all who do not have the Spirit of God dwelling in them.(Judgement day,after the Rapture)
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.
1Thessalonians 3:13 Shares The Lord Jesus Christ Coming with all his Saints.1Thessalonians 3:13
To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father,at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.
14And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
Elijah the prophet is another Old Testament example that shows the concept of the Rapture.
God powerfully used Elijah in an extreme Time! He caused rain to stop and start, he raised the dead, called fire out of heaven, and was responsible for the death of 450 prophets of Baal who prophesied for Jezebel.
The apostate man Ahab of Israel, and his occult wife Jezebel, and another man named Ahaziah pursued him. However, God consistently protected Elijah at all Times.
One thing that is apparent about Elijah was that He was always obedient to God. He went where God told him to go, and he did what God asked him to do!
Elijah believed, and understood that with Almighty God all things are Possible as Shared in Mark 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
Then it came to pass as they (Elijah, and Elisha) went on and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire and horses of fire and parted them asunder. And Elijah went up by a whirlwind to heaven.2 Kings 2:11
Now then, the Word also tells us that Elijah would have two returns, of which one has already taken place, when Jesus was transfigured, and Moses and Elijah appeared with Him Matthew 17:1-3
Interesting Scriptures from the Holy Bible that share about the appearance Malachi 3:1-6,and also in Malachi 4:5,Matthew 17:10-13, Revelation 11:4-14
The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD,make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
Faith, and a Personal Relationship with God.
Now keep in mind three points in these verses that carry over from the last newsletter.
Enoch Walked With God And Was No More. Then Came the Flood!
Now we come to what we feel is an intriguing aspect of the nature of God. That is how God dealt with Enoch! Enoch was the seventh generation from Adam, and the third generation prior Noah and the flood. He spent less time on the earth than any of his relatives, by several hundred years.
Enoch was taken up two generations before the flood.
Enoch was pleasing to God because he had faith in God and a relationship with Him.
Referring back to Hebrews, remember it was said of Enoch that by his faith he pleased God, and this was his testimony, his witness,others saw it. Then, suddenly, he was not found.
It would seem that he was the only one at this time who had this faith, and thus pleased God!
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him.
The next thing about the Enoch account is also revealing. Continuing on the subject of faith and pleasing God as referenced to Enoch!
For he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.Hebrews 11: 6
By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death,and was not found, because God had translated him,for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
6 But without faith it is impossible to please him,for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Notice Hebrews 11:7 shares Noah also walked with God, and was filled with Faith! Noah, and his Righteous family were rescued before the Flood(Wrath)
7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house, by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
Diligently seek,is as to Love God,and have a desire to walk(Abide) Pray,Worship God all the Time. This was Enoch! He also believed that God rewards (gives to) those who have a desire to worship God. This is what God requires and this was pleasing to God. Thus, Enoch was Raptured.
Desire, Seek God
One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after, that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.
Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.
He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.
There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise, but a foolish man spendeth it up.
Do you have a desire to Love, and Worship God? Is your faith solely in God, do you walk with Him? Do you believe He is a rewarder for this? Is the Tribulation period a reward for pleasing God?
We find it interesting that the last thing we are aware of is that Enoch said before he was taken up, was that the Lord would come with tens of thousands of those who were blameless, pure.
To execute judgment upon all, and to convict 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.Jude 1:15
Enoch, the man who had a witness of faith, spoke of the return of the Lord with His own, and judgment, and then is taken.
What is interesting is that, despite Enoch preaching this, despite his witness, and despite his being taken up, the people continued in their apostasy, escalating in it, until the flood was suddenly upon them.
This scenario seems to correlate with the Tribulation as it applies to the attitude of the people toward the people of God as seen in Revelation.
King Jesus Christ Is Coming.Don't Be Left Behind!
The Righteous, Born Again New Creatures will be Raptured, and return with King Jesus Christ as it says, To execute upon them the judgment written, this honor have all His saints.Psalms 149:9 To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.
Many Were Left Behind
We find it interesting that out of all the first born relatives of Enochs ancestors written of, and 1 son and 1 great grandson, who were living when Enoch walked the earth, only Enoch was taken up.
The rest of his family was left behind. Were they not like Enoch? Apparently not before, nor after he was taken up.
It was a few years after Enoch was taken up that Noah was born, while still many of Enochs relatives were alive. Yet, the word tells us that Noah was the only righteous person on the earth.
Noahs dad (Lamech) and grandpa (Methuselah) were alive to see him build the ark, but were not considered to be of faith as Noah was. Yet it appears that these two were not counted among those judged, as they died a few years before the flood and not in it.
But only Enoch, and Noah with his Righteous Family Were rescued,because they pleased God. They had Faith, and a Personal Relationship with God.
Enoch was spared living in a time of extreme ugliness!
Noah, and his Family was spared perishing in the flood, which was the result of apostasy, rebellion, and depravity.
Faith And a Personal Relationship With God.
We are living in similar Times(As the Days of Noah)
And again, as scripture tells, believers will be delivered yet again from the destruction.
The question you need to ask yourselves is, do you walk with God as Enoch did? Are you consistently spending time with God and becoming more intimate with Him so as to have righteousness based on faith?
Do you diligently seek Him and believe that He is a rewarder of those who do? Is He your first love, or are there things of the world in your lives that are?
We have seen in this study that the more we come to know God, the more of the nature of who He is will be known, and the more we will understand who we are in Him.
We in this time, will actually see that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him, just as Enoch believed and saw.
But we need to be honest with ourselves, and ask where God fits into our lives. Is it fifteen minutes a day, a week?
Or maybe an hour on Sunday at church, and the rest of the week the written Word sits on the shelf along with prayer and worship? Perhaps some may see that the cares and affairs of the world have priority over a relationship with God, walking with Him and knowing Him.
King Jesus Christ You are my First Love, and Treasure at all Times.AMEN.
Many were left behind in the times of Enoch, and Noah. It Will be the same in these times.
Speaking of His coming!
Be ye therefore ready also:
for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.
Behold, I come quickly:
blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.
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