How are these men different from you and I?
Enoch: His name means dedicated; disciplined, we know he was the 7th from Adam and is still alive today in bodily form in heaven. He had this testimony:
Enoch walked with God and was not, because God took him. Enoch believed God is and is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. Enoch pleased God and preached of the second coming of Christ.
Then we have Noah as a type of Him who is the true “rest and comfort” of men. We know this about Noah.
Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord, He was just and perfect in his generation. Noah walked with God. In reverential fear, he build an ark for the saving of his family from the comming flood and became the heir of righteousness. Noah bore constant testimony against the unbelief and wickedness of that generation. (1 Pet. 3:18-20; 2 Pet. 2:5).
Enoch and Noah were the only two that Moses stated, by name, who walked with God in the Old Testament.
They walked with God and the “Spirit of God” was upon them, a Spirit of wisdom, understanding, Knowledge, skill and prophesy. (see Exodus 31).
When we look at other great Old Testament men we find warriors. ..men with the “Spirit of the Lord”. (First found in Judges 3:10). A Spirit of righteousness and justice, wisdom in war.
These men walked before the Lord, not with. Abraham and David both walked before the Lord, not with God. (See The Trinity in the Old Testament).
Abraham was told by the Lord to walk before me and be and be thou perfect. The Lord speaking to Solomon said: “ And if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness,”
How about Levi? The origin of the name is found in Leah’s words at his birth, “This time will my husband be joined unto me.” He is mentioned as taking a prominent part in avenging his sister Dinah who was kidnapped and raped. His only recorded words were: Should he deal with our sister as with an harlot?
Take note that the Lord choose the Levites, to became His Ministers and Priest’s. They were warriors, who did what was right, without question or hesitation. Their job was to bring people the knowledge of God, protect that Gospel and the church (Gods people), from any strangers. (See The Stranger that draws nigh).
Moses was a Levite who following his ancestors example, took revenge on an Egyptian for killing a Hebrew. Hid in the desert 40 years, till the Lord burnt the bush and called him to service.
Than we have the Levites, comming to the Lords side and killing the Hebrews who rebelled and Worshipped the golden calf.
Phinious, who chased and killed the man and woman in sin and stoped the plague among the people.
This is what the Lord has to say about Levi in Malachi:
” Levi, saith the Lord of hosts. My covenant was with him of life and peace; and I gave them to him for the fear wherewith he feared me, and was afraid before my name. The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, and did turn many away from iniquity.”
This is important today because we Christians are the ministers and Priest’s of God. ….We must learn from the examples of those who walked in our shoes. We are the Ministers and Priest’s of the Lord today.
We must have the reverential fear of the Lord so we are obedient in building an ark or protecting the Gospel. (making sure we are preaching Christ crucified). The love and Salvation of God.
Be dedicated and disciplined, to Gods word. We must walk with God in wisdom, understanding, Knowledge, skill and with words of prophecy.
We must also walk with the Lord in peace and equity
( fairness or justice in the way people are treated).
Speaking the truth in love, turning many from sin and death.
Moses told us of Enoch and Noah walking with God, it was the Lord, Himself that told us “Levi walked with Me”
Lord help me to walk in perfect peace, (my mind upon you), treat all I meet fairly, justly, my life leading people to You.
Help on me to be dedicated and disciplined in the study and sharing of Your Word.
May I understand and display a reverential fear and be obedient to Your will and ways.
Make me a useful vessel.
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