Genesis 5:22-24 After he begot Methuselah, Enoch walked with God three hundred years, and had sons and daughters. So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years And Enoch walked with God; and he was not for God took him.
There are two facts about these verses that are often overlooked. First, Enoch did not walk with God all the days of his life. As a matter of fact, he did not start his walk with God until his first son was born.
Now, as we read on we discover the end result, that his walk is so intense that after 300 years of it God just takes on with him without facing death. But, what got him to thinking about this walk? What convinced him that it was the thing to do?
To discover this we will have to dig deeper into these verse. It was not until after Methuselah was born that he began to walk with God. Do you see anything yet?
Ok, then let’s look into the name Methuselah. We know that names meant everything in Old Testament. So, what did Methuselah mean. His names means – “his death shall bring.” Bring what?
The answer is found in this chapter. It’s in the genealogy and ages. With the information that is given you can easily discover that Methuselah died the same year that the flood came. It was the exact same year.
So, what did Enoch know? Coincidence? An event that effected the whole planet is a major event. Man started over with destruction of every human on the planet but 8. It is possible that this was the first of many rains. And the lifespan of man began to shorten. That sounds major to me.
His death did not happen at an economic crisis. His death did not happen at a major election. His death did not happen at the discovery of a major artifact. His death happened at the destruction of the world.
Did Enoch know something? If he did, which it seemed that he did, how did he discover this? This could have been only a revelation of God.
Therefore, I submit to you that Enoch, once getting a taste of God’s divine revelation, couldn’t stop there. He had to have more. He had a hunger that only God could fill. From that point on he walked with God.
This revelation may have been the beginning of his walk but it certinly was not the only revelation that he had.
Jude 1:14-15 Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.