Genesis Chapter 5: Enoch walked with God but he didn’t write a book about it

(v1-26) The result of the fall of man

The book of the genealogy of….

Gen 5:1  This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;

Gen 5:2  Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

Gen 5:3  And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:

Gen 5:4  And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters:

Gen 5:5  And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.

Gen 5:6  And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos:

Gen 5:7  And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters:

Gen 5:8  And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died.

Gen 5:9  And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan:

Gen 5:10  And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters:

Gen 5:11  And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years: and he died.

Gen 5:12  And Cainan lived seventy years, and begat Mahalaleel:

Gen 5:13  And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters:

Gen 5:14  And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years: and he died.

Gen 5:15  And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared:

Gen 5:16  And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters:

Gen 5:17  And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and five years: and he died.

Gen 5:18  And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch:

Gen 5:19  And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:

Gen 5:20  And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died.

Gen 5:21  And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:

Gen 5:22  And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:

Gen 5:23  And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:

This is also in Matthew 1:1

Mat 1:1  The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

Mat 1:2  Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;

Mat 1:3  And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;

Mat 1:4  And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon;

Mat 1:5  And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;

Mat 1:6  And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;

Mat 1:7  And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa;

Mat 1:8  And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias;

Mat 1:9  And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias;

Mat 1:10  And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias;

Mat 1:11  And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:

Mat 1:12  And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;

Mat 1:13  And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;

Mat 1:14  And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;

Mat 1:15  And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;

Mat 1:16  And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

Mat 1:17  So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.

Why?

Because everyone is either dead in Adam or alive in Christ

1Co 15:22  For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

Notice the following verses

Gen 5:1  This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;

Gen 5:3  And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:

 

Household salvation is a false theory. We are not saved by proxy, and God does not have any grandchildren.

Adam had been saved (Gen 3:21  Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them. )

Yet Seth was born in the likeness of his fallen father, he was born in sin.

 

Psa 51:5  Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

 

Rom 5:12  Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

 

In this verse we see God’s Enoch.

Gen 5:18  And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch:

 

Enoch

 

Enoch expressed a life of fellowship with and obedience to God, as would soon be the case with Noah. He was a strong reminder at the beginning of biblical history that there is a life in God’s presence after death for the people of God.

 

1)      He walked with God.

Gen 5:21  And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:

Gen 5:22  And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:

Gen 5:23  And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:

Gen 5:24  And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

 

 

2)     He pleased God

Amo 3:3  Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

 

Enoch had to be reconciled with God. He had been seperated from God in a sense for 65 years.

He had to come to God, not vice-versa.

He had a new birth and his walk tells us that he had a new nature.

His behavior had changed

1Jo 1:6  If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

1Jo 1:7  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.

 

Enoch was in fellowship with God. Walking means a constant steady progression.

He had faith.

Heb 11:6  But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

 

1Pe 2:2  As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

 

Enoch had a knowledge of God. It is one thing to talk about God but it is another thing to know God.

Enoch had a working knowledge of God. His faith showed it.

He was a prophet of God

Jud 1:14  And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,

Jud 1:15  To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

 

Gen 5:21  And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:

Gen 5:22  And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:

Gen 5:23  And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:

Gen 5:24  And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

Gen 5:25  And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech:

Gen 5:26  And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters:

Gen 5:27  And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.

Gen 5:28  And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son:

 

“Methuselah” means “When he is dead, it shall come”

Enoch must have been given some special revelation from God. Methuselah lived for 969 years longer than any man in the history of the world and through this we see the grace of the Lord.

 

For man

God was giving man plenty of time to change.

2Pe 3:9  The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

 

1Ti 2:4  Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

 

For Enoch

The pre-flood believer (pre-trib)

God took him out of the world to keep him from the world

 

 

For Noah

The flood (tribulation) believer or Israel.

God saved him apart from the world, apart from man.

 

 

 He was not because God took him.

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.

 

“Translated” – Taking a word from one language and putting it into another without changing its meaning. This means that he was taken into the presence of God

 

God removed him from earth and took him to heaven.

Enoch is a picture of the believer’s rapture before the tribulation because he was taken before the flood.

1Th 4:16  For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

1Th 4:17  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

 

1Co 15:51  Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

1Co 15:52  In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

 

Many have searched for the meaning to much silence in the Scriptures, and we will look at one that has been quoted in the Word, and speculated upon by the world.

 

The Book of Enoch

Enoch is mentioned in Genesis, Hebrews, and the book of Jude.  In the book of Jude, the author states:

Jud_1:14  And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, “

1 Enoch 1:9

9) And behold! He cometh with ten thousands of His holy ones
To execute judgement upon all,
And to destroy all the ungodly:

The book of Enoch was referenced by many “Church Fathers” as well, and was regarded as “Scripture” up until the Council of Laodicea. There was a renewed interest in the book during the Protestant Reformation but during the following years many books popped up but were found to be forgeries.

In 1773, the explorer James Bruce brought back three Ethiopic copies of the lost book from Abyssinia. In 1821, Richard Laurence published the first English translation. R.H. Charles published his edition in 1912, which followed with several portions of the Greek text surfacing. This was followed by the discovery of seven fragmentary copies being discovered in cave 4 with the Dead Sea Scrolls.

The opening verses of the book tell us that there is a concealed revelation hidden inside the book that is meant, not for Enoch’s, but for a remote generation.  The book goes on to give an account of what happens in Genesis Chapter six, and a description of Enoch’s journey to speak to God for fallen angels. This culminates is some versions with his ascension as a newly appointed angel called “Metatron.”

This book, along with many others, has been used to explain away where the Bible has been silent.  It certainly is not written by Enoch and it does not gel with the rest of Scripture, actually it contradicts the Word of God. It has also been used to lure many away from the Lord in search of “other” truths, occult magic that is supposed to be hidden within, and magical spells.

In this age of technology and abundant wisdom, we have the world at our fingertips, but we need to keep some things in mind when we access this information

We need to put on the whole armor of God to be able to stand against these cunning and sophisticated attacks on the Word of God, as well as on our very minds.

Eph 6:11  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Eph 6:12  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Eph 6:13  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Eph 6:14  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

Eph 6:15  And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

Eph 6:16  Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

Eph 6:17  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Eph 6:18  Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

 

We need to study the Word to know what is false

 

2Ti_2:15  Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

 

2Co 10:3  For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:

2Co 10:4  (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

2Co 10:5  Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

 

We need to be like Enoch, walking with the Lord and pleasing Him with our lives.

If we do this, then as Walter Bright wrote,

One day, just like Enoch, we will experience what this phrase means “and he was no more because God took him.” For now, our call is to walk with him just like Enoch did.”

http://walterbright.org/2013/12/16/glimpses-into-enochs-walk-with-god/

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About Clint Rodgers

I am a father of 2 wonderful children and the husband of a beautiful woman who has taught me more about compassion for goofballs than I could have ever learned. I have know Jesus for many years but about 5 years ago I truly met Him and now I do my best to follow Him as I walk in this world
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