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The Importance of Knowing Why God Raptured Out Enoch Before the Flood of Noah Destroyed the Whole World

Monday, February 19, 2018 18:46
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So we see the gentile Enoch, preaching up a storm and warning the lost of coming judgement, have an amazing encounter with the God he was telling everyone about. The Bible tells us that, one day while witnessing, God simple caught him up off the face of the earth and translated him to the throne room of Heaven. What did Enoch miss when that happened?

“But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” Matthew 24:37-39 (KJV)

God is His amazing word, places types in the Bible from cover to cover to illustrate some deeper meaning or to shed light on prophecy. For example, David was an actual king who ruled over Israel from Jerusalem, and he is also a type of Jesus Christ who will rule from Jerusalem at the Second Coming. Ruth was an actual woman, but she is also a type of the gospel going to the gentiles at a time yet future of the writing of the book of Ruth. Joseph was one of the 12 sons of Jacob, and he is also a type of Jesus Christ in over 150 different respects. So we see that God places types in the Bible to show us things that He wishes us to pay attention to.

In Matthew 24 and Luke 21, we have Jesus prophesying to his disciples of what would be coming far into the future, a period of time the Bible calls the time of Jacob’s trouble. Jesus says that this time will be unique in human history as it will be the time of the greatest and most intense tribulation that will ever befall this sin-cursed old world. The greatest period of tribulation ever seen in the Old Testament was, you guessed it, the Flood of Noah.

So let’s look at some quick bullet points to connect Matthew 24, Luke 17, Luke 21, Jude, the time of Jacob’s trouble, and of course, good old Enoch:

  • IT WILL BE A GLOBAL JUDGEMENT: The Flood of Noah was not isolated to any particular region, it was global and affected the entire world. So too the time of Jacob’s trouble, while its primary focus will be the judgment of the Jews and Israel, will affect every human being who will be alive at the time it starts after the Rapture of the Church. “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.” Matthew 24:21 (KJV)
  • THE DAYS OF NOAH: Jesus is Matthew 24 draws a parallel to the ‘times of Noah’ (spelled as ‘noe’ because the New Testament is written in Greek) because the time of Jacob’s trouble is both global, and has a particular enemy in mind, namely Antichrist. The Flood of Noah was sent as a judgment of the wickedness of hybrid humans created when fallen angels mated with human women, with the Nephilim being the particular enemy. A lot of people, Christians, balk at the idea of fallen angels having sex with earthly women that created hybrid monsters, but guess what? It’s in there. “And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.” Jude 1:6 (KJV)
  • THE DAYS OF LOT: Jesus compares it to Noah to show that it’s global, and that a particular enemy is in mind, and then He compares it to Lot for a variety of reason. First, the fiery judgment that falls on Sodom and Gomorrah is an ensample of the the fiery judgments that blanket the earth in the last half of the time of Jacob’s trouble. Second, Lot himself, fleeing to the mountains for safety, is a picture of the Jews that Jesus tells to also flee to the mountains in Matthew 24. Lastly, Lot who cozies up with the lost sinners of Sodom is a picture of the Jews in the time of Jacob’s trouble who cozy up to Antichrist. “Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.” Luke 17:28-30 (KJV)

Now that we have established a prophecy ‘baseline’, let’s take a look at the main character of this article, Enoch.

Whenever you hear me talking about the Rapture, I am always very careful to qualify it as the pretribulation rapture of the church. Why do I do this? Because as spectacular as the pretribulation rapture of the church is going to be, it is not the only rapture in the Bible.

c. 1600, “act of carrying off,” from Middle French rapture, from Medieval Latin raptura “seizure, rape, kidnapping,” from Latin raptus “a carrying off, abduction, snatching away; rape” (see rapt). Earliest attested use in English is of women and in 17c. it sometimes meant rape (v.), which word is a cognate of this. Sense of “spiritual ecstasy, state of mental transport” first recorded c. 1600 (raptures).

Jesus shows us a rapture of the tribulation saints in Matthew 24, there is the rapture of the Two Witnesses, Elijah is caught up and away, Paul was caught up the Third Heaven, John was caught up to Heaven in a type of the rapture of the church, and the list goes on. And when we look just one page before the Flood of Noah in Genesis 6, what do we see there? We see good old Enoch who gets raptured away to be with God in Heaven without ever dying. Want to take a wild, end times guess what that is a ‘type” of? Let’s go the bullet points and take a look.

  • ENOCH WAS A GENTILE: There are many reasons why God uses Enoch as a type to reveal to us light on end times prophecy. First, Enoch was not a Jew he was a gentile. So Enoch is a type of the gentile believer in the Church Age. Yes, the Church is made up of ‘Jews and gentiles’ but the vast majority of born again believers in the Church Age are in fact gentiles. “And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.” Isaiah 11:11 (KJV)
  • ENOCH WAS A PREACHER: The gentile enoch had a testimony before the LORD, and like Christians are commanded to do, he preached the word. SO Enoch is a great type of the obedient Christian in the days right up before the time of Jacob’s trouble because Enoch preached right up before the Flood of Noah. Everytime you go preaching and handing out tracts on the street, you are as gentile believers actually following the example of Enoch. I always say that NTEB is an end times witness for Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world in the last days before the Rapture of the Church. See the similarities? “And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.” Jude 1:14,15 (KJV)
  • ENOCH NEVER SAW DEATH BECAUSE GOD TOOK HIM: So we see the gentile Enoch, preaching up a storm and warning the lost of coming judgement, have an amazing encounter with the God he was telling everyone about. The Bible tells us that, one day while witnessing, God simple caught him up off the face of the earth and translated him to the throne room of Heaven. What did Enoch miss when that happened? Why Enoch just happened to miss…wait for it…every single second of the global tribulation of the Flood of Noah! At this point, those of you who still struggle with the idea of a pretribulation rapture, now have all the evidence you need to know that the Church doesn’t spend one, single second in the time of Jacob’s trouble. Why? Because like Enoch, the Church of born again believers will be caught up and out of here before the great tribulation begins. Just like Enoch was. “For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18 (KJV)
  • BONUS POINT: Right now the world uses a gentile calendar that has 365 days of the year in it. In the time of Jacob’s trouble, the 360 day year used in the Hebrew calendar will be used once again to gauge the unfolding of prophecy by. So…how long did the gentile Enoch live for before God took him? You guessed it. “And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.” Genesis 5:23,24 (KJV)

Now you know why it makes me laugh when the mockers comment to say that the pretribulation rapture wasn’t taught before John Darby made it up in the early 1800’s. Who needs John Darby or anyone else when God has already frontloaded His word with a dozen different ‘proofs’ for the pretrib rapture of the Church, the one we’re discussing today being the gentile Enoch as a type of the Church Age believer who witnesses to a lost and dying world right before the flood.

You can hang your eternal destiny securely on the fact that the Church will not live under Antichrist or even spend one, single minute in the time of Jacob’s trouble. Just like Enoch, we who are “alive and remain” will be caught up and out in the greatest troop movement in human history.

Count on it.

“My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.” Song Of Solomon 2:10 (KJV)

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  • Truthseeker

    Mr. THE end begins,

    You may want to read what Paul has to say in this regard before you write an article like this one again.

    Hebrew 11;

    13 ******These all died in faith,***** not having received the promises,***** but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

    Paul talks of Abel, Enoch, Noah —- All of them —All “””died””” in faith — Enoch is not raptured to heaven he is dead and in the grave awaiting the First Resurrection with ALL of these that have died in Faith.

    39 And these **** all ****, having obtained a good report through faith,***** received not the promise:

    All, every last one, did not receive the promise of eternal life and for sure to be in heaven you got to have eternal life.

    40 God having provided some better thing for us, *****that — they — without “””us””” should not be made perfect.

    In that First Resurrection ALL are made perfect — together at the same time — not over the past 6000 years — all — at that first resurrection are made perfect together.

    Sorry but no cigar on this article – do a better job of studying the Word next time.

    Yes we all know you all want to escape pain but all those mighty men of old did not escape pain so what makes you more important to God then Noah, David, Isaiah and all those that endured horrible pain until there end ??

    You endured the preacher on sunday?? What else?

    • raisnbran

      god’s word eh…no human on this planet earth has any knowledge of god’s word..ZERO—some folks know a little bit about the one word that is the same as those scriptures were written by really mess up men…every single word–just a collection of insane ramblings that some homeless dudes wrote down…take some acid(lsd) and you can come up with the same crap…the bible is the book of wrath and judgement–god has zero wrath and absolutely no judgement–very small minded,petty,immature,insane bible thumpers like notruthseeker agree with whats in the unholy bible because it fits their insane thoughts bouncing around in their empty skulls and black hateful hearts—they are agents of satan and do some of the devils best work with all their bs and evil,hateful,judgeMENTAL preaching…satan loves em

  • The Ferrett

    The problem with the Pre tribulation Rapture deception as I see it, is fourfold:

    • We are not taken up to the kingdom of heaven, but rather Christ brings the kingdom to us.
    Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven (Matt 6:10).

    • Wherever Christ is there the Elect will be also, the Elect are the ones left behind. Those taken are ushered into hell, to await the second death (Rev 19:20, 20:6, 20:10-15).

    • The elect are to reign with Christ for a thousand years. There is only one resurrection for those who are accounted worthy to reign with Christ. The Pre tribulation Rapture deception requires two resurrections. (Rev 20:5-6. Luke 20:35-36).
    • The Pre tribulation Rapture deception requires a third advent of Christ, which is not taught as a true doctrine.

    Heb 9:28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

    The Words of Truth that Jesus spoke do not allow for the Pre tribulation Rapture deception. This fairy tale is not a part of the Gospel message.
    the Pre tribulation Rapture deception is a Satanic plan that will cause a great falling away
    2 Thess 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.

    People fail to realize Satan is the god of this world, and that he has used deception and infiltration of the truth to blind the majority. This includes those that claim to believe but do not understand, and cannot therefore follow.
    Once the Pre tribulation Rapture deception is revealed to be another false gospel message, many will fall away from the faith.
    2 Cor 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

    Matt 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
    the Pre tribulation Rapture deception will be a deception unto damnation for many
    He that endures until the end shall be saved, to teach that Salvation occurs at any other time is also a terribly destructive lie.
    1 John 4:13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
    The infilling of the Holy Spirit is our connection with Christ, that teaches guides and shows us things to come. The true followers of Christ, that are Spirit filled, will not accept lies such as the Pre tribulation Rapture deception.

    1 John 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
    This anointing then purifies the Elect who are set apart and able to deny the lusts of the flesh, and love for the world. It enables them through Faith, to take up their cross and follow the Risen Lord.

    When we are born again, which is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, we are sealed unto the day of redemption. Those who are spirit filled and walk in the truth of the Spirit of Christ, will not partake of the Pre tribulation Rapture deception. As well they also know that Salvation occurs when Christ returns. True believers wait for their Eternal Inheritance which is our Salvation, Redemption and Deliverance. This is destined to be revealed at Christ’s Second Coming
    John 15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

    This hatred of the truth and those who operate in it will only grow in intensity; now is the time to put ones spiritual armor on.
    Eph 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

    We must, through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. Those who are misled by the Pre tribulation Rapture deception do not understand the promises of Christ. One of which is, thy Kingdom come thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.

  • Pink Slime

    Ummm no, about Enoch.

    The Bible says all the days of Enoch was 365 years. SO HE DIED! Also Yahusha went to heaven and he said, HE SAW NO MAN THERE!! :cool:

    • Just me

      Let’s try using the Word of God do decipher the Word of God.

      Hebrews 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.

      No- he did not die.

      • Truthseeker

        just me

        Paul in Hebrews says he died — they all died.

        do you suppose that phrase could mean — “be murdered’? What do you think the word “translated” means?

        Englishman’s Concordance
        Strong’s Greek 3346
        6 Occurrences

        μετατιθεμένης — 1 Occ.
        μετατιθέντες — 1 Occ.
        μετατίθεσθε — 1 Occ.
        μετετέθη — 1 Occ.
        μετετέθησαν — 1 Occ.
        μετέθηκεν — 1 Occ.

        Acts 7:16 V-AIP-3P
        GRK: καὶ μετετέθησαν εἰς Συχὲμ
        NAS: [From there] they were removed to Shechem
        KJV: And were carried over into Sychem,
        INT: and were carried over to Shechem

        Galatians 1:6 V-PIM/P-2P
        GRK: οὕτως ταχέως μετατίθεσθε ἀπὸ τοῦ
        NAS: quickly deserting Him who called
        KJV: so soon removed from him that called
        INT: thus quickly you are being changed from the [one]

        Hebrews 7:12 V-PPM/P-GFS
        GRK: μετατιθεμένης γὰρ τῆς
        NAS: For when the priesthood is changed, of necessity
        KJV: the priesthood being changed, there is made
        INT: being changed indeed the

        Hebrews 11:5 V-AIP-3S
        GRK: Πίστει Ἑνὼχ μετετέθη τοῦ μὴ
        NAS: Enoch was taken up so that he would not see
        KJV: Enoch was translated that he should
        INT: By faith Enoch was taken up not

        Hebrews 11:5 V-AIA-3S
        GRK: ηὑρίσκετο διότι μετέθηκεν αὐτὸν ὁ
        NAS: GOD TOOK HIM UP; for he obtained the witness
        KJV: because God had translated him: for
        INT: was found because took up him

        Jude 1:4 V-PPA-NMP
        GRK: ἡμῶν χάριτα μετατιθέντες εἰς ἀσέλγειαν
        NAS: ungodly persons who turn the grace
        KJV: ungodly men, turning the grace
        INT: of us grace changing into sensuality

    • Just me

      But it still has NOTHING to do with a “rapture”.

      • Crazy times

        The rapture will be Amazing, Spectacular, exchilerating, Spiritual ecstasy to those called to it. to those left behind :arrow: I NEVER KNEW YOU. :idea:

  • Gordon

    You say: “Enoch preached right up before the Flood of Noah”

    Well no. Enoch was born to his father Cain and lived 365 years and was taken.
    At 65 Methuselah was born to father Enoch and lived 969 years.
    With Methuselah’s death then came the flood for his name signifies, “his death shall bring.”[6]. And, indeed, in the year that Methuselah died, the flood came.

    So there is 696 years between Enoch’s death and the flood.

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