Joe Focht—Enoch Walked with God

Joe Focht—Enoch Walked with God
Joe Focht—Enoch Walked with God

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Devos with Pastor Joe—Enoch Walked with God: Hebrews 11:5-6

By pastor Joe Focht

Pastor Joe FochtThis devotional was written by Joe Focht, senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Philadelphia, PA. Used with permission.You can find more Daily Devotions with Pastor Joe at resources.ccphilly.org.

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: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11:5-6

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Jesus says, “Watch when you see wars, and rumors of wars, kingdom rising against kingdom, nation against nation, famine, pestilence, earthquakes in diverse places (Matthew 24). Then know I am at the very door. When you see these things happening, then you will know all the things I have told you is true.” One of those signs is when we saw Israel, after 2,000 years, reborn as a nation back in the land.

He is coming. We are not only in the times, but in the seasons, now. We have a blessed hope. God is calling you and me to look at the example of Enoch, because Hebrews 11:5-6 says he is still testifying of this—that you can walk in a crazy world like this, and that the heart of God must be grieved as he sees what is going on. But you can please him. As any child can please a father or parent, you can please Him. It brings pleasure to him.

The thing that pleased God was Enoch’s faith. Scripture says that he pleased God, and it is impossible to please God without faith. What pleased God is that he was walking in the middle of that mess down there, not getting any support from anybody on the human level: “But the things that I have spoken to him are enough for him, and he is walking in faith, and I am pleased with that. Not because he is the majority in his opinion.”

Broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many there be that go thereon. Narrow is the gate that leads to eternal life and few there be to find it (Matthew 7:13-14). We know in our day that multitudes, nations, kindred and tongues, people will marvel after the beast and receive his mark, those whose names are not written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. The deceiver is coming. You and I have light; we have truth, we have hope, we have promise. We have Christ in front of us. He is saying, “I know you can do it, walk with me here.”

In Psalm 139:24, David says, “Take me by the hand, and lead me in the way everlasting.” He must have been thinking, If I go the wrong way, drag me [away]. Don’t listen to me.

What I say to God is, Just drag me through, no matter what I say. Lord, just drag me on the right course. Let me walk with you. I know where we are headed; I know heaven is ahead of us, Lord. I want to be in step with you. Too many times, I have gotten ahead of you. I want to walk with You. It does not have anything to do with anybody else in this room—my wife, or anybody. It is a personal relationship. The only way I can benefit you and those around me is if I walk with Him.

 

All verses above are quoted from the King James Version, unless otherwise noted.

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