Apostle Sergio Enriquez.
II Chronicles 5:12 (NKJV) and the Levites who were the singers, all those of Asaph and Heman and Jeduthun, with their sons and their brethren, stood at the east end of the altar, clothed in white linen, having cymbals, stringed instruments and harps, and with them one hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets –
The Bible says: The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former, says the Lord of hosts. And in this place I will give peace, says the Lord of hosts. (Haggai 2:9). As a prophetic act, we will play almost one thousand trumpets to the Lord, and this means that we will enter a new time, a new season.
Tonight I was thinking about the mystery that causes a missing person in the life of others. For example, in Guatemala nobody can explain why or how the Mayans disappeared from this territory. But the Bible does speak about some men missing, and brethren we will disappear from this earth soon.
Genesis 5:24 (NKJV) And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.
Enoch disappeared because God took him. We will see Enoch’s characteristics and the reason why God took him. The name Enoch means: dedicated, consecrated. But what does dedicated means? To explain this word, I can mention the dedication of places; for example, new houses, buildings, sons, daughters, etc. In Enoch’s case, I am saying that he was dedicated by someone else, perhaps his father or mother. In other words brethren, I say that those who will disappear must be dedicated to the Lord by a father. Therefore pastor, dedicate the sheep to the Lord and they will be taken above.
Enoch walked with God
First, I want you to notice that the Bible says: Enoch walked with God, it does not say, God walked with Enoch. A father walks with his son while he is a child, but when the son is mature, he walks with his father. Now an important question arises for the church of Christ: Is the church following Christ? Or is Christ following the church?
Micah 6:8 (NKJV) He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly (practice), to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?
Let me explain this verse through the perspective of the Tabernacle, i.e. to do justly would represent the courts. The Holy Place would be to love mercy, and the Holy of Holies is to walk humbly with your God. If we relate the passage of Micah with Enoch’s life, we will clearly see that Enoch walk humbly with God. And we all know that the Lord is humble though He is the Highest above all.
In my own words, I can say that mercy is to give something to a person who does not deserve it. But now let’s talk about the benefits of humility.
Matthew 11:29 (NKJV) Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
A benefit that we achieve when we are humble is rest; nowadays, one of the most common diseases among people is stress. But if we learn to be humble in our hearts, we will be able to rest all the days of our lives. God’s desire for His people is to give them a peaceful life. Philippians 4:6 (NKJV) says: Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
Isaiah 29:19 (NKJV) The humble also shall increase their joy in the Lord, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
To be glad is a great blessing of the Lord, but this blessing should not be evident only when you are surrounded by people, God wants you to be joyful at all times. Therefore, we must serve God with joy, live with joy, eat joyfully, hear the word of the Lord with a merry heart, etc.
Proverbs 3:34 (NKJV) Surely He scorns the scornful, but gives grace to the humble.
This topic is not as easy as it appears, the Bible says: rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ, (I Peter 1:13). The grace that is to be brought to the Church will come upon those who are humble, and the benefit is that the Lord will prepare us to go with Him soon.
Translated by Luis Fernando Ramirez