Summary: The conversion of s sinner take a moment, but the growth of a saint takes a lifetime.
Hebrews 11:5-6-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.
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Gen. 5:1-24-So all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years; and he died.
Seth lived one hundred and five years, and begot Enosh.
After he begot Enosh, Seth lived eight hundred and seven years, and had sons and daughters.
So all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years; and he died.
Enosh lived ninety years, and begot Cainan.
After he begot Cainan, Enosh lived eight hundred and fifteen years, and had sons and daughters.
So all the days of Enosh were nine hundred and five years; and he died.
Cainan lived seventy years, and begot Mahalalel.
After he begot Mahalalel, Cainan lived eight hundred and forty years, and had sons and daughters.
So all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years; and he died.
Mahalalel lived sixty-five years, and begot Jared.
After he begot Jared, Mahalalel lived eight hundred and thirty years, and had sons and daughters.
So all the days of Mahalalel were eight hundred and ninety-five years; and he died.
Jared lived one hundred and sixty-two years, and begot Enoch.
After he begot Enoch, Jared lived eight hundred years, and had sons and daughters.
So all the days of Jared were nine hundred and sixty-two years; and he died.
Enoch lived sixty-five years, and begot Methuselah.
After he begot Methuselah, Enoch walked with God three hundred years, and had sons and daughters.
So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years.
And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.
From verse 5-20-Every individual ends with the phrase, "And he died;
This is contradicting the lie of Satan in the garden
Gen. 3:4-Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die.
For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
And old legend tells of a merchant in Baghdad who one day sent his servant to the market. Before very long the servant came back, white and trembling, and in great agitation said to his master, "down in the market place I was jostled by a woman in the crowd, and when I turned around I saw it was Death that jostled me. She looked at me and made a threatening gesture. Master, please lend me your horse, for I must hasten away to avoid her. I will ride to Samara and there I will hide and Death will not find me.
The merchant lent him his horse and the servant galloped away in great haste. Later the merchant went down to the market place and saw Death standing in the crowd. The merchant went over to death and asked, "Why did you make a threatening gesture?" Death said, "It was not a treating gesture, it was a look of surprise. I was astonished to see him in Baghdad, for I have an appointment with him tonight in Samara.
Verse 24-Enoch walked with God
How are we to walk?
1-Amos 3:3-Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?
Agree in direction! Agree in route! Agree in destination!
Matt. 18:20-For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”
Luke 24:15-And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.
Commune-to experience a deep emotional or spiritual relationship with something
There are people we have got confidence in and there are people that we don’t
It is not every Christian, preacher you can confide in but you can confide in God!
2-Eph. 5:8-For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light
3-Gal. 5:16-I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh
4-Gal. 5:25-If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit
5-1 Thess. 2:12-that you would walk worthy of God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.
The conversion of s sinner take a moment, but the growth of a saint takes a lifetime.
Verse 21-22-Enoch didn’t always walk with God but after his son was born, he began his walk.
METHUSELAH - His name meant that….HIS DEATH SHALL BRING
Do you know what happened when Methuselah died? On the very day that he died, God sent the flood.
Is it wrong to use fear to motivate people?
Doctors use it. Dentist use it. The state uses it. Insurance companies use it. And God uses it.
It Is Never To Late!