How do we walk with God like Enoch?

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Speaker 1

When Enoch walked with God. What does that mean? Can we walk with God? How do we do that? And I just want to show you two quick Bible verses, if that’s okay, to answer this really quick, because I know the next question I can answer are really quick too. So we’ll do this really quick, if that’s okay. So the verse you’re referring to as far as Enoch walking with God is Genesis chapter five and verse 24 where it says, and Enoch walked with God and he was not for God took him. And that always was an interesting verse for me because I was like, he walked with God and then he was no more because God took him. So it’s like something having to do with this walk that Enoch had with God allowed him to be translated to heaven before he even died. And it’s really a cool thought to think. And I do believe there’s only two people that I know of at least that it speaks about in the Old Testament. I guess actually there’s more, but that Enoch who never saw death and was translated to heaven. And then you see Elijah, who oh, yeah, who also never saw death but was translated to heaven, but then Moses, who did die, but then was later translated to heaven.

Speaker 1

And I do believe that these people represent the people at the end of time. Those who never saw death and are translated, those represent the people at the end of time that when Jesus comes, they’re going to go straight to heaven. They don’t have to see death. And so I think that’s pretty cool. And yes, we can be those people today. That is what God is calling us to do today. That’s actually the purpose of his special people at the end of time. The 144,000 that you read about in Revelation chapter seven and verse 14. Revelation seven, and in chapter 14 as well. Now, how do we have this walk like Enoch? Go with me to Hebrews chapter eleven, and I’m just going to read these two verses and then that’ll be it. But basically it sums it up right here, hebrews chapter eleven and verses five and six. And it says, 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. So to walk with God is to live in such a way that we please God.

Speaker 1

Okay, what does that mean? And it goes on in verse six to say, 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. So this walk that Enoch had with God was one where he sought God on a daily basis, continually in every aspect of his life. He was in continual connection with God and seeking God’s will, seeking his faith, seeking whatever it was that would please God and he would do it by faith. And a lot of times we go, what does that mean? To do something by faith or live by faith? The Bible says that just shall live by faith. And really and truly, where I see it, coming into practices in just day to day life, in the decisions that we make and the way we know whether or not we’re making the right decision is ultimately based on, are we following God’s word? Are we following his truth? Are we following his commandments? And you see this as maybe you’re at work and a situation comes up where you’re faced with having to tell the truth.

Speaker 1

And it might not be in your favor to do that, but you have to be honest in a loving way, and you have to speak the truth or you have to not steal. Maybe you’re coming short in finances, but you have to live an honest life and say, God, I won’t steal, even though it’s not in my favor to do that. But I’m going to live an honest life and I’m going to please God, and I’m going to put God first. I’m going to obey his commandments. I’m going to keep the Sabbath day holy, the 7th day Sabbath, he says in His Fourth Commandment. That might not be in my favor, my job, but by faith, I’m going to keep it. And by faith, I’m going to see that God will bless me, despite what the world might think otherwise. And so it’s by faith that we obey his commandments and we choose what is right in every aspect of our lives. Thou shalt not covet. We’re supposed to start this obedience in our heart that we only long for what God wants for us and not long for other things outside of his will.

Speaker 1

And so I really see that that’s really the walk that Enoch had. He desired to please God and he would do whatever it took in order to live by faith and obey God. And in such a way that somebody wants to put it so beautifully that he walked so far with God that his character was so much like him that he was actually closer to heaven than earth. And it just made sense for him to just go there because it was like he was already living in heaven because he was so close to His Father in heaven. So I hope that’s an answer. I’m sorry if it took a little bit longer, but that’s what I would say.

Speaker 2

Yeah, you hit all the main points there. Yeah. Like, it’s about faith. It’s about keeping the words, staying in truth. But I have to say, this is one of my favorite. I always say that by everything, right? But I really started noticing this is a common theme in the Bible, throughout the Bible. It’s talking about walk, walk past. There’s this common theme throughout the whole Bible. And so I myself put together a whole set of Bible study just on this topic. It’s just so amazing how if you stitch them all together, you really do get, like, a full picture of the gospel just studying this one theme, and it encompasses everything Tina just said.

Speaker 1

Well, you have to give us that Bible study, like, just on a side video or something. I think that would be great. I would love to see that. That sounds awesome. That’s great. All right.

Speaker 2

Thank you. Bob, great question. You.

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