Reach for the Stars
Reach for the Stars by Bill Britton. here have always been men who walked in a realm beyond the limitations of their time and generation. While most men feel that they have to settle for the status quo, and seem satisfied with whatever is made available to their generation, there are some who are spiritual pioneers, who “reach for the stars”.
Enoch was such a man. The Bible says: “Enoch walked with God; and he was not; for God took him.” (Genesis 5:24) Now this may not seem like such a great thing to some of you, but let me remind you… Enoch did not live in a day when men were walking with God. It had been almost a thousand years since Adam had walked with God in the garden. After the fall, men had only the promise of death. The earth was filled with violence, and the un-godliness of men was a stench that reached to heaven. There were no churches in every village and hamlet.
There was no saviour yet who had died for the sins of men. Saints of God were almost un-heard of.
Enoch was the first one we read of who had a “thus saith the Lord”. We read in Jude 14 that “Enoch prophesied, saying Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, to execute judgment upon all”. Now Enoch was only the seventh from Adam, and he lived in a day when we can hardly find a half dozen saints, let alone ten thousand. Yet he looked far beyond his own day, and saw into the great Day of the Lord when the saints of God would execute a great victory over evil in the earth.
I realize that today we are living in a time of evil, a time of death. War, famine, and pestilence will take the lives of millions. The outlook is very dark. But don’t hold me down to this death realm, for like Enoch, I believe there is a greater place in God than men are seeing in this generation. Like Enoch I am laying hold of the Life of God, and “reaching for the stars”. Glory to God!
Reach for the Stars
Yet in the midst of this, Enoch believed that he could reach beyond the limitations of his generation, and walk with God. He-brews 11:5 says that Enoch pleased God. It also says that he was a man of faith, and by faith he was translated that he should not see death. This was something unheard of. Adam had been dead for more than fifty years. Tho men lived many years, yet no one had hope of escaping death. But by faith Enoch believed that he could. And he did.
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