Wednesday, June 29, 2016

THE TEACHER

Today’s Reading: Genesis 5-6

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The heavens are gloriously ablaze above the Eastern Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem. Some of those whose bodies are buried in front of the gate died hoping someday to walk through that gate following the general resurrection of the dead. Like Enoch, those who walk with God now can expect to walk with God throughout eternity.

Key Verse: Genesis 5:24

And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.

 

The way out of the “rat race” is simply to walk with God. Obviously, God wants your company. God wanted to walk with Adam and Eve every evening. Enoch’s time with God was so precious and consistent that, no doubt with his full consent, God took Enoch directly to Heaven without him experiencing death. Enoch’s name means “teacher” in English. He must have shared with others those things he learned in those long walks. Noah was Enoch’s great-grandson and was likely the recipient of Enoch’s sharing. Remember Noah? He is the one who found favour with God. The result was that he knew how to hear from God in building an ark to save his family. You’re on your daily walk with God now as you read His Word and talk with Him in prayer. Listen as God talks with you today.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, as I walk with You now, please fill me with Your Holy Spirit so that I may experience “walking in the Spirit” (Galatians 5:16). In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

Like Enoch, I have children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. I’m always telling them stories. I’m convinced that from his childood, Noah heard what Great-Grandpa learned on those long walks with God. It was probably the reason Noah turned out so well. I had a Sunday School teacher by the name of Miss Johnson when I was 10 & 11. She explained Enoch’s going to Heaven without dying like this: “One day, as God and Enoch were walking together, God said, ‘Enoch, we’re much closer to My place than we are to yours, why don’t you just come on home with Me’?” For some reason I’ve never forgotten her story.

Let’s go for a walk,

David

 

18 thoughts on “Wednesday, June 29, 2016

  1. Walking with, talking to, and listening to you, dear God, as we follow the example of Noah. As we walk in the Spirit, we fulfill not, the lust of the flesh, amen. Blessings, dearest saints in the Lord.

    As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness;
    when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness.
    Psalm 17:15 ESV

    I was singing this song all day, yesterday–one of my favourites:
    Aaron Shust – Ever Be (Official Lyric Video)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZDyMJhd4Bo

  2. Genisis 5:24b “…and God took him”. One day, sooner or later, God will come for us as well. Have we been walking with Him? For those who knew Enoch, I’m sure they were rejoicing in knowing that he walked with the Lord and was now forever with the Lord. Are we so assured that we’ll be forever with the Lord when He comes for us? The day the Lord comes for us will either be a most terrifying day of reckoning or a day of rejoicing and gladness. God has given us choices, the most important choice in life is the decision to believe in His son Christ Jesus for eternal salvation. I pray that none of us would wait one single moment longer to come to a personal faith and put our trust in Jesus Christ …. that we might walk with Him and rejoice in Him forever. Amen.

  3. I had a Bible teacher named Miss Snowball, she would come to the country school every Friday afternoon and tell us stories about Jesus! She used flannelgraph! I remember those stories, the tone of her voice, she was tall, always wore black, she loved the Lord!
    One Friday she asked if anyone wanted to ask Jesus into their hearts? I put up my hand and we went down into the coal bin where we both knelt and she prayed for Jesus to come into my heart! I always wanted her to come home with me because things were hectic! I thank God for this precious lady because she prayed for me and for my family! I am thankful that I can remember those experiences! I pray that the Lord will bless everyone with good health, happiness, peace, grace and mercy!

    Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see”

  4. Amen as I wake up in the morning, pray clean up fill y body with fuel and than walk with the Lord in this wonderful ministry a daily blog and reading the Bible my heart and spirit is fueled for a walk with the Lord.

  5. My husband Terry sings in a group called the Revelation’s Quartet. Last evening one of their members Bill Miracle took his final walk with God, right into Heaven after a lengthy battle with cancer.Please keep his precious wife Wilma in your prayers through this difficult season. We know that Bill is rejoicing .

    • Oh Carolyn, I have heard Revelations Quartet perform many a time–one of my favourite gospel groups. So very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing; but rejoicing that he is no longer suffering and is now in the safe and loving arms of Jesus. Amen. Praying for you, Wilma, and your family, through this difficult time. May you hold onto God and scripture for comfort and strength. Know how very much his music inspired us.

      “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

  6. All those graves facing East toward the Eastern gate. I wonder how many heard the story of Enoch walking up to heaven with the Lord.( Genesis 5 v 24),and also the story in Matthew 27 v 52-53 knowing with all confidence, that they to might be apart of a walk.

  7. I am so thank full that i can talk to my heavenly Father every day all day long.Oh how blessed we are to be God’s children!

    • And amen! This past Sunday our pastor preached on prayer and referred to Genesis 4:26- Then men began to call upon the name of the Lord. He understood this to be the very beginning of prayer! How glorious!!! Blessings to all!

  8. “Precious Lord take my hand, lead me on, help me stand…I am tired, I am weak, I am worn;…through the storm, through the night, lead me on to the light…take my hand, precious Lord, lead me home.”

    “Just a closer walk with you, Lord”

    What a wonderful thought …to walk along with the Lord, talking, enjoying each other,…right into the arms of Jesus…HOME!!

    “What a day that will be when My JESUS I will see, when HE takes me by the hand, leads me to the PROMISED LAND”!!…What a day, Glorious Day that will be…

  9. Prayers for the sadness in Turkey. Prayers for the vote in the States come November. Blessings to all, over the 1st and 4th celebrations!! God is good……………All of the time!!!! Here is a nice song that I found thanks to our friend Beverlee Kay, To God Alone, by Aaron Shust. Xo.

    • Amen, Irene–that’s exactly what I see, too! And the colour and texture to the clouds so unique, as well!

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