When Enoch had lived 65 years, he fathered Methuselah. Enoch walked with God after he fathered Methuselah 300 years and had other sons and daughters. Thus all the days of Enoch were 365 years. Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him. – Genesis 5: 21-24 ESV
Enoch was the great-great-great-great-grandson of Adam. Methuselah, his son, is mentioned in the Bible as the oldest person to have lived, 969 years. Something happened to Enoch around the birth of his son Methuselah that forever changed the trajectory of his life. Enoch lived his life ONE WAY, then something happened, and He REPENTED, he CHANGED HIS MIND, he TURNED. He turned in such a way that he has a special place in the WORD OF GOD. He is one of 2 men in the Bible who did NOT DIE, he was “taken up” to be with the Lord. Enoch and Elijah are the 2 men mentioned in the Bible to avoid death and enter heaven, the presence of our Lord. And as they still went on and talked, behold, chariots of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them. And Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. (2 Kings 2:11)
Leader, there is much written on Enoch, outside of the Bible. There are books out there that were not deemed, “Biblical canon”. In other words, they were not deemed worthy to be put in what we today call the Bible. They are something called the Apocrypha, and there is a book in that collection called the ‘Book of Enoch’, which talks about much spiritual warfare and what happened to Enoch that made him change course so drastically upon the birth of Methuselah. Biblestudytools.com says this about the Apocrypha: “Apocrypha” comes from the Greek word apokrypha which means “things that are hidden, secret.” “The Apocrypha” refers to two collections of ancient Jewish and Christian writings that have certain affinities with the various books of the Old Testament and New Testament but were not canonized by Christians as a whole. However, the Bible itself tells nothing of what happened, just that whatever happened it forever altered the life of Enoch. There are clues as to what could of happened when we take a look at what his sons name, Methuselah means.
Conduit, researching this on the internet brings many answers. Methuselah could mean either: “Man of the dart/spear”, or alternatively “his death shall bring”. Which brings us to what possibly happened that created a radical change in Enoch, so radical that he is famous for the way he walked with God after said event. Many biblical scholars believe that Enoch was visited by an angel and told of God’s displeasure with mankind and that God was going to do something about it, that would leave a mark in history unlike any, up until that point. Enoch and Methuselah are shadows of our Great Lord and HIS Long-suffering and His desire that none should perish. Looking at the possible meaning of the name “Methuselah” we see the 2 possible meanings. Looking at the weapon itself, the “tip of the spear” is the first part of the weapon that hits the target. Thus units who describe themselves as the “tip of the spear” are units who are the first to engage the enemy. The second meaning is about warning, is about getting people ready. When He dies it will come- the flood, God’s judgement on the world! Whatever happened to Enoch or whatever God intended for us to know by naming Enoch’s son Methuselah- we can take heed in the message: People get ready for God is moving and THE TIME IS NOW TO REPENT! It is no longer important to BE LIKE MIKE, the TIME IS NOW to be like John the baptizer: John replied in the words of the prophet Isaiah: “I am a voice shouting in the wilderness, ‘Clear the way for the LORD’s coming!’” (John 1:23) Keep It Simple Soldier, its as easy as 1, 2, 3! Whether a flood, a death, or the Corona-virus…God is getting our attention. Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” No matter what your status or station in life, God is getting our attention will you REPENT, change your mind- do something differently? Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Amen!
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