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Enoch died

Updated on September 28, 2014

...he that is now called a Prophet was beforetime called a Seer 1.Sam.9:9

Hebrews 11:5 might give you the impression that Enoch did not die:

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.

Most people jump to the conclution that these words are telling us that Enoch did not die. But the letter to the Hebrews is telling us in plain words that Enoch, in fact did die.

In Hebrews 11:13 we find death to include Enoch:

"These ALL died in faith, not having received the promises,"

This text is written after having mentioned only five old testament prophets.

Nr.1 Heb 11:4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain...

Nr. 2 Heb 11:5 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.

Nr . 3. Heb 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark...

Nr . 4. Heb 11:8 By faith Abraham...

Nr . 5. Heb 11:11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed ...

And now to the interesting little detail of information:

Heb 11:13 These ALL died in faith...

Amongst these 5 people mentioned from the old testament, we find the prophet Enoch mentioned together with four others, who also died.

We have the scripture giving us the testimony, that death came to Enoch, as well as death came to Abel, Noah, Abraham and Sarah. This of cause raise another question:

What "death" did Enoch, the seer not see?

The answer is not what. It is a who? Noah is the messenger of death to his generation.

Enoch the seer, was seeing a death messenger coming, in the future. He knew himself to be the 7th messenger from Adam. And he foretold the 10th messenger from Adam to be the messenger of Death.

When Noah was born, they knew him to be the redeemer, foretold by Enoch.

Genesis 5:29

And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed.

Noah killed the thorns and thistles of the old world, by faith, by the flood. The thorns and thistles were Cain and his generation. They were the evil flesh.

Enoch died 4 years before Noah was born at the age of 365 years, and this is the reason why Enoch did not SEE death. If he did live to see the child Noah, he would have seen death. Dying at the age of 365 years, he fulfilled his own prophecy of not living to see death.

Every single firstborn child of Adam were dead BEFORE the flood ever started. God was waiting in the days of Noah. The last righteous person that God was waiting for, was the messenger Methusalem. He was the last person to die, in order for God to start the judgement upon the unjust world.

It is the foretold death, coming to all flesh, in the days of Noah, by the messenger of death, Noah. Enoch the prophet foretold death to come to all flesh, by this great messenger.

IN THREE GENERATIONS TIME, DEATH WILL COME TO ALL FLESH. But I, myself is not going to see death.

This was the message of Enoch, misunderstood by the Bible readers of today.

By faith, Enoch was taken away before death was born, and by that, his prophecy about his own life was fulfilled. He never saw death. He died before death was born.

The message of condemnation, coming to the ungodly world, condemning them to death, by faith. Foretold by the seer, the prophet.

The child Jesus.

It is written about Simeon who saw the child Jesus in the temple, when Jesus was 8 days old:

And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not SEE DEATH, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.

LUKE 2:29-30 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: For mine eyes have seen thy salvation.

Also Simeon died. But he saw the salvation of God, before he died.

By seeing the child, Jesus, this old man had seen the salvation of God. By seeing the child Noah, those who saw Noah, then had seen DEATH, even Noah had done no act of faith yet, to bring death to the world.

Noa was the DEATH messenger who, by faith condemned the old world to death.

Regardless the question if you agree or not: Is this all new thoughts to you?

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    • Joen Eriksen profile image

      Joen Eriksen 3 years ago from T├│rshavn

      Roger, your testimony is against scripture. Hebrews 11 is telling us that all these 5 OT prophets DIED without seeing their promise fulfilled in their lifetime. Heb. 11:13 These ALL died... Abel, ENOCH, Noa, Abraham and Sarah.

      The doctrine of a rapture did not exist when Hebrews 11 was written. That´s the reason why he is not thinking of Enoch as a prophet that did not die. He knew what SEEING DEATH means. And Enoch is even mentioned to be one of these 5 prophets waiting for the promised homeland. Sorry but you are trying to make the 180 years old rapture doctrine fit into the doctrine of the old Enoch not seeing death. The thought of Enoch never seeing death is a wordplay. He did never see Noa, the angel that by faith brought death to all flesh of his age. That is the death that Enoch never saw. Enoch died 4 years before Noa was born and that´s the only reason for this wordplay to ever appear. And that of cause proved Enoch to be a true prophet, foretelling his own death to take place before the wife of Lamech gave birth to their FIRSTBORN. Enoch never saw their firstborn child, Noa. He died before the DEATH messenger, Noa, was born.

      You do the counting yourself. It´s all there. Even the number of days of the life of Enoch.

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      Roger 3 years ago

      I know when all but Enoch died:

      Noah: Gen 9:29 So all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years; and he died.

      Sarah: Gen 23:2 So Sarah died in Kirjath Arba (that [is,] Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her. Abraham: Gen 25:7 This [is] the sum of the years of Abraham’s life which he lived: one hundred and seventy-five years.

      Isaac: 35:29 So Isaac breathed his last and died, and was gathered to his people, [being] old and full of days. And his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.

      Jacob: Gen 47:31 Then he said, “Swear to me.” And he swore to him. So Israel bowed himself on the head of the bed.

      The unfulfilled promise that those listed above was the promised land that is shown in verse 14 For those who say such things declare plainly that they seek a homeland. Enoch was not looking for a homeland.

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      Jerry Lynn Hayes Sr 4 years ago from Texas City, Texas

      Joen, you have an interesting article here. Of course I can not agree with you but that did not keep me from enjoying the read.

      Peace to your house.