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Summary: Walking may be a passtime for some, but walking with God must be a vocation for the man or woman of God who is seeking the best that the Lord has for their life.

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Walking with God

Genesis 5:21-24

21 ¶ And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: {Methuselah: Gr. Mathusala}

22 And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:

23 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:

24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took

him.

-after the birth of his son, Methusaleh, Enoch got serious about following God.

What event has to take place in your life to get your attention?

Enoch = dedicated

Methusaleh = man of the dart

Heb 11:5

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.

Jude 1:14

And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,

-Enochs's departure is a type of pre-flood (pre-wrath) rapture

walking-a vocation is not merely a lesiurely activity

Enoch was the father of Methusaleh who lived longer than anyone (969 years) and the grandfather of Noah--this is not happenstance.

Epitaphs----a statemant that summarizes the life of someone in a nutshell. Usually engraved on their tombstone.

Billy the Kid---"He died as he lived"

Jesse James---"murdered by a traitor and coward"

Niel Armstrong---"first man on moon"

Benjamin Franklin---"father of the U.S. Constitution"

Thomas Edison---"inventor of the light bulb"

Alexander the Great---"a tomb now suffices for him whom the world was not enough"

Enoch---"he walked with God" (not on tombstone, but stamped in God's Book.

Abraham walked before God---Perfection (Gen. 17:1)

Moses walked after God--Obedience (Deut. 13:4)

Enoch walked with God--Friendship/Fellowship (Gen. 5:24)

1 Jn. 1:3,7

3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.

7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

Lesson: It is never too late in this life to really start walking with God.

3 Reasons Why Enoch was Able to Walk with God

I. He was Careful about his Companions

light and darkness do not mix

difference between an acquaintance and a friend

being friendly does not always mean being a friend

Ps. 1:1

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

1 Co. 15:33

Be not deceived: evil communications (companionship) corrupt good manners.

Amos 3:3

Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

2 Co. 6:14

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

-it relates to dating, marriage, business ties, social connections

Enoch voluntarily walked a way from others and walked with God

II He was Certain about his Consecration

his testimony--"he pleased God" (Heb. 11:5)


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