Friday, February 17, 2017

Are You Rapture Ready? Secret of Enoch's Rapture

Secrets of Enoch's Rapture

Several years ago, I conducted an intense study on “raptures” in the bible. It really, started out as a prophecy study and then it took its own form and I found a total 7 raptures discussed in the bible. Most of you probably know that the number 7 is Gods number of completion.
This is the first post of a 7 part series, you will discover in the secrets of Enoch's Rapture:
*Why did God Rapture an individual * One secret of living rapture ready * How to walk with God as Enoch did

Do you know where the first rapture occurred in the bible?

Rapture #1:

Starts to take place in Genesis Chapter 5:22.
Remember brother Enoch? He walk with God. He didn't even have a bible, yet he walked with God for 300 years. I know Christians that have a hard time walking with God 30 days, let alone 300 years.
The scripture tells me that Enoch was the father of Methuselah, who was the oldest man that ever lived on God’s green Earth.
Enoch walked with God. Glory! Now here is something interesting, the scripture bears out. In verse 23 and 24: Altogether, Enoch lived 365 years. Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.
Where did God take brother Enoch?
If you guessed Heaven, you are right. Now we know by reading verses before we get to Enoch's genealogy  that all of his fathers and fathers, fathers, before him the record states that they all died. Not Enoch’s, it says God took him away.
Now some might say that this verse doesn't prove that he was actually rapture. Well I don’t know how else you can sum this up. He didn't die naturally, so God must have transported him from Earth to heaven. There is no other explanation.
What made Enoch so special that God rapture an individual? Verse 23, just says that he walked with God. I know many good Christians that walk with God every day.
Do you?
The New Testament gives us a clue as to how and why Enoch walk with God. In the book of Hebrews chapter 11:5, the Apostle Paul, writes these statements:
By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death.
 He could not be found, because God had taken him away. (Rapture)
For before he was taken he was commended as one who pleased God.
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
Aaha! By faith Enoch, was rapture from this life bodily from earth to heaven. And it was living by faith before he was taken to heaven that he was commended as one who pleased God.
We should all live by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). I believe we are living on a very thin strand of time before the taking away or rapture of the Church. Maybe this is why God has delivered this teaching series for you, Amen?
The rapture is just around the corner are you rapture ready?

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