NORTH SHORE CHRISTIAN CENTRE

 

BIBLE CHARACTERS

ENOCH

LESSON 16

Teacher References: Read the chapters when scripture reference is given. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

 

ENOCH

Gen 5:24         “And Enoch walked with God and he was not; for God took him."

 

1)   Enoch was the first human birth after the fall of Adam, to be translated.

2)   Conditions for translation, "He walked with God!!"

3)   The conditions have not changed for us.  To be in the first resurrection; we must obey and walk in the word of God.

4)   Also, in the first resurrection, there will be some that will be translated (not taste death).  "...and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up..." or translated.

 

PAUL SPEAKS OF ENOCH

 

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!"  (Every step of our Christian walk is by faith, and faith, which we have, will take us to glory.)

 

PEOPLE ALREADY TRANSLATED

 

Gen 5:24         ENOCH

 

2 Kings 2:11    ELIJAH - caught up - translated!

 

Luke 9:27‑31   ELIJAH - appears on the Mount of Transfiguration!  (Read)

 

Deut 34:6        MOSES - "And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Beth-peor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day."

 

Jude 9             MOSES - "Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee."

 

Comment        Of course Michael won, which is why they couldn't find Moses sepulchre, because there was no body. Also that Moses is identified by the disciples on the Mount.

 

Luke 9:27‑31   MOSES ‑ appears on the Mount of Transfiguration!

 

Summary        What similarities are there between the life of Enoch and those who will participate in the first resurrection?

 

Bonus points   What is significant about the event that took place on the Mount of Transfiguration and those who appeared there.