Tuesday, December 27, 2016

CONTINUALLY CONVERSING WITH GOD

“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. But without faith it is impossible to please him” (Hebrews 11:5-6).
“And Enoch walked with God.” The Hebrew meaning for walked implies that Enoch continually conversed with God. He lived three hundred sixty-five years — or a “year” of years! He introduces to us a new kind of believer, for he is a type of the dedicated believer in Christ.
Enoch learned to walk with God in the midst of a wicked society. He was no hermit hidden away in a wilderness cave. He was an ordinary family man with the same problems and burdens we carry — involved in everyday life with a wife, the obligations of children, household responsibilities. 
Those who walk with God are translated out of Satan’s reach, out of his kingdom of darkness and into Christ’s kingdom of light. “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son” (Colossian 1:13). We are translated right now out of the devil’s snare and into the very heart of Jesus.
The Greek word for translate suggests that Christ personally came and carried us away from the devil’s power and set us in a heavenly place. But God only translates those who walk close to Him, as Enoch did. Those who are held captive at Satan’s will cannot be taken up and delivered from darkness. You are not truly saved until you firmly set your heart on walking with God.