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I Want to be Like Enoch

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    by David Wilkerson

    "By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death,

    `and was not found, because God had taken himī; for before he

    was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God" (Hebrews

    11:5). Enoch had intimate communion with his heavenly Father

    and his life is yet another testimony of what it means to truly

    walk in faith. His fellowship with God was so intimate that the

    Lord translated him to glory long before his life on earth might have ended.

    Why did the Lord choose to translate Enoch? The opening words

    of this verse tell us very plainly that it was because of his faith.

    Moreover, the closing phrase tells us Enochīs faith pleased God.

    That is something every Christian believer should aspire to. The

    Greek word for "pleased" used here means fully united, wholly

    agreeable, in total oneness. In short, Enoch had the closest

    possible communion with the Lord that any human being could

    enjoy. And this intimate fellowship with God was pleasing to the Father.

    The Bible tells us Enoch began walking with the Lord after he

    begot his son, Methuselah, who lived be 969 years of age. You

    might remember Methuselah as being the oldest man recorded

    in the Bible (Genesis 5:27). Enoch was sixty-five at the time of

    his sonīs birth and then he spent the next 300 years fellowshipping

    with God. Hebrews makes it clear that Enoch was so in touch

    with the Father, so close to him in hourly communication, that

    God chose to bring him home to himself. In essence, the Lord

    was saying to Enoch, "I canīt take you any further in the flesh.

    In order to increase my intimacy with, I must bring you home to

    my side." So he whisked Enoch away to glory!

    To our knowledge, Enoch never performed a miracle, never

    developed a profound theology, never did any great works worthy

    of mention in Scripture. However, we read this simple description

    of this faithful manīs life: "Enoch walked with God."

    Can you imagine having this said about you? Does your heart

    yearn for a closer walk with the Lord? Is there a growing

    dissatisfaction in you with the things of this world?

    True faith is found in waiting on your Savior, ministering to him

    until you hear and know his heart.