REALITY FROM THE OTHER SIDE

Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away,
Gen.5:24
You ever wonder why people (all of us) who believe in a real heaven actually act like we don’t in our behavior? What do I mean? All of our focus tends to be on living our best life now. You know; cars and sex and vacations, and houses, and sporting events. We say we believe in heaven but our focus is on the here and now. It is only a revelation of eternity, not just a belief in it, that will change all of that. Enoch is a picture of a man who walked with God. This is one of Paul’s examples of what it looks like to walk in faith. Faith opens our spiritual senses to the eternal world, the kingdom of God becomes a reality, not just a doctrinal belief. When we begin to walk with God by faith, like Enoch, our priorities change. We begin to value and love the Lord, His word, His church, and His people. Here is how Martin Luther described this back in the 1500’s.
“Our human nature spends all of its energy pursuing the fleeting things of this world but doesn’t look forward to the joys of eternal life. People who are devoted to seeking worldly pleasures are worthy of contempt. Similarly, our own human nature, which makes us look for pleasure, is worthy of contempt. Because we are so wrapped up in the concerns of this world, we care little for the riches of eternal life. We should pay attention to this passage and keep it in our hearts. Enoch was not taken from this world by one of his devout ancestors or an angel. He was taken by God himself. This is the comfort that relieved the pain of death for the Old Testament believers. They had so little fear of death that they didn’t even call it death. Instead, they referred to it as mere sleep from which they would awaken into eternal life. For believers, death is not death but simply sleep. When death no longer brings dread and fearβ€” when it no longer has sting and powerβ€”it can no longer be called death.”
This is what Jesus was describing when He spoke of God seeking worshippers to worship Him in Spirit and in truth. The Greek word for truth in the New Testament is ALEITHEIA. It means the reality underlying the basis of something. In our words, making it real. All it takes is a taste of eternity through the person of the Holy Spirit and you too will walk with God like Enoch.

One Reply to “REALITY FROM THE OTHER SIDE”

  1. WOW, POWERFUL, YES INDEED… LOVE YOU, PASTOR FRANK, AWESOME BLOG….
    JSJHDHDBXBHDHFHFJJDBDH ,,, HALLELUJAH

    PRAYING OUR KING OF KINGS, JESUS! ALL I WANT IS YOU KING, JESUS I LOVE YOU…
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    WHEWHOO, HALLELUJAH… πŸ™‚ DEATH IS DONE, ALIVE IN YOU JESUS! ETERNITY IN YOU… πŸ™‚

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