Walk with God
“Enoch walked with God; and he was not; for God took him.”
Do you have a good testimony? Are you being an effective witness? Enoch did. Hebrews 11:5 says, “Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, ‘and was not found,’ because God had taken him; for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God.”
Maybe sometimes we aren’t good witnesses because we don’t walk with God. We don’t enjoy fellowship with Him. We don’t move in harmony, in tandem, with Him. God wants to change us so we will be pleasing to Him and be witnesses for Him.
What is the end result of our good testimony and witness? The Bible says, “Enoch walked with God; and he was not; for God took him.” The phrase “took him” could be translated “carried over or across.” God carried Enoch over death. The Bible says, “It is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27). In the case of Enoch, God made an exception and took him straight to heaven. He picked him off of one shore and put him on the other.
The fact of the matter is that when you walk with God on earth, you will also walk with Him in heaven. Revelation 3:4 says, “ ‘They shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy.’ ” Enoch is a representative of those believers who will not die but be caught up to heaven, as mentioned in 1 Corinthians.
Let me ask you this: if the Lord were to come back today, would He take you along? He took Enoch. Why? Enoch walked with God. He was well pleasing to God. He was a witness for God.
—Greg Laurie, Losers and Winners, Saints and Sinners
Learn more about Enoch and how to walk with God in Greg Laurie’s newest book, Losers and Winners, Saints and Sinners.
You’ll join Pastor Greg as he examines the lives of biblical personalities—good and bad—revealing why some fell and failed while others picked themselves up and finished strong in the spiritual race.
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