“And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.” (Genesis chapter 5, verse 24)
Enoch lived in one of the darkest times in human history. There was the rise of the Nephilim as angels came down to sleep with the daughters of men. Despite the gross darkness of the times, Enoch was able to walk with God until he was taken away from the earth. As a testimony to this truth, I believe many will begin to walk closely with God even as Enoch did.
…and he was not
Enoch walked with God till he was not. He entered into a level where God possessed him; spirit, soul and body. Enoch totally died to himself and God took over his entire being. The journey to glory must lead to that place where we are not. For it is only when we are not that we can see as God sees. God desires a generation that like Enoch will rise above self and enter into oneness with Christ. This cannot be attained in a day but by a constant/daily walk with God.
The 7th from Adam
“And Enoch the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these…” (Jude chapter 1, verse 14)
Most theologians agree that from Adam to this age, over 6,000 years have passed. A thousand years is like a day with God (2 Peter chapter 3, verse 8). If a thousand years is like a day, then we are in the seventh day in human history.
I believe Enoch was a sign for the last day believer. Prophetically speaking, we are in the 7th day from Adam, the day of God’s rest. This is the day where the Enochs must rise. With darkness rising across the world, there must be a generation that rises above the chaos and ascend as eagles to the secret place of God. We are that generation. We have passed the 6th day and we have entered the 7th day.
Whilst I believe Jesus is coming soon, I also believe that before he comes, the bride of Christ will awake to her inheritance upon the earth. The doves and the eagles will rise above the chaos of this present reality into a place where no human eye has seen. We are living in the days of awe and wonder.
I will not subscribe to those who see only doom and destruction. I know there is great darkness but there is a greater light and this is the reality of the man who has ascended; he sees that the earth is full of God’s glory.
Enoch lived for 365 years, a prophetic picture of how we should live - walking arm in arm, every day of the year with Christ.
The last enemy
“The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.” (1 Corinthians chapter 15, verse 26)
Deep down in the heart of every man, there is a desire to overcome death. For ages, man has sought for ways to live longer because deep down in our hearts, we know we were not created to die. Death came as a result of the fall of man. As man rises in Christ, could it be that God wants us to embrace and proclaim life above death? Man was originally created to live forever and Enoch is a proof to the truth that life is stronger than death.
“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore, choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live” (Deuteronomy chapter 30, verse 19)
Could it be that with our words, we have empowered death? When people take their marriage vows, they say, “till death do us part.” Why should we bring death into a holy matrimony? If death is an enemy, why should we glorify death? If death reigned because of Adam, isn’t it logical for life to reign because of Christ?
“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.” (Romans chapter 8, verse 2)
There is a life within the believer that longs to break out. Break out springs of living water! Break forth endless river of life! Break out fire within! Break out, till this flesh is swallowed up in life.
Rume Kpadamrophe is a graduate student at the University of South Carolina. Before leaving Nigeria, he mentored several youths in prophetic, intercession, and evangelism. He is a revivalist, a writer, a researcher, and an enthusiastic lover of revival history. He desires to see revival ignited and sustained in the nations of the earth. He currently serves as the president of The Carolina Church, a campus ministry at the University of South Carolina.Rume’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org.