But before he died, Jared had a son by the name of Enoch.
Genesis 5:21-24 KJV
 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:
 And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:
 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:
- And then did Enoch die?
- No! He did not die.
- This is a dark chapter, but here is the bright spot in it.
- Apparently, Enoch was 65 years of age when he was converted and entered into this Divine fellowship.
- The name “Methuselah” means: “The Deluge (the flood) shall be sent when he is dead”
- So, Methuselah was a living, walking testimony that judgment was coming upon the Earth because of its terrible wickedness.
- However, only Noah and his family believed.
- So the flood came a little less than a thousand years after Methuselah was born.
- We read that Enoch lived sixty-five years, and begat Methuselah, and after that he walked with God.
- I do not know what the first sixty-five years of his life were.
- I assume that he was like the rest of the crowd—this was a very careless period, moving now into the orbit of the days of Noah.
- But when that little boy Methuselah was born, Enoch’s walk was changed.
- Perhaps, that baby turned him to God.
And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
- Three statements are made in the Bible respecting Enoch: “he walked with God” [Gen. 5:22]; “he witnessed for God” [Jude, Vs. 14]; “he pleased God” [Heb. 11:5].
- Enoch did not live a life of isolation, but he did live a life of separation.
- This is one of the most remarkable things, that in the midst of death one man is removed from this earth. It is said of Enoch that he “walked with God.” This is quite remarkable, by the way.
- Only two men are said to have walked with God. In the next chapter, we find that Noah also walked with God.
- These were two antediluvians, which means “before the flood” and they walked with God.
- This is demanded of all Believers.
And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:
- Converted at 65 years old, he faithfully lived for God some 300 years.
- My fellow Christian Siblings, sometimes God puts a baby in a family just for that purpose, and if that baby will not bring you to God, nothing else will.
- For three hundred years after that he walked with God, and he begat other children, sons and daughters.
- “And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years”—that is how long he was on this earth, but he did not die.
And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
- There are actually only two men in the Old Testament who did not die. One of them is Enoch, and the other, of course, is Elijah.
- Enoch was translated, and as Paul said, “that he should not see death” [Heb. 11:5]).
- Enoch is one of the few before the Flood of whom we have any record at all.
- We are told that he did not die but that God took him—he was translated.
- What do we mean by translation?
- Translation is the taking of a word from one language and putting it into another language without changing its meaning.
- Enoch was removed from this earth; he was translated.
- He had to get rid of the old body which he had.
- He had to be a different individual—yet he had to be the same individual, just as the translated word has to be the same.
- It does not say, “And then Enoch died,” but it says, “And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.”
- Enoch was taken to heaven.
I think that all the great truths here in Genesis are relevant to a subject under consideration.
In my judgment, this is the picture of what is to come; here is the Rapture of the church.
Before the judgment of the Flood. God removes Enoch.
And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech:
- Methuselah fathered Lamech at the age of a hundred eighty seven years of age.
- Noah will be born to Lamech.
And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters:
- Methuselah fathered more sons and daughters seven hundred eighty two years after he fathered Lamech.
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