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Newsletter #349 - November 2007~~
Dr. Arnold Murray, DRE
@2007 SCN

[I They Walked With God I)


Can you imagine what it would be like to walk with multiplied. 1 Beloved, when I gave all diligence towrile~
God? There are only two people written of in the manu­ unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me
scripts that had the priviledge of walking with God. They to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly
are Enoch and Noah. We are going to cover the in­ contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the
saints.
stances where Enoch and Noah walked with God, but
even more importantly we are going to cover what it Elect, don't allow the peace, love and common salva­
means to you today. You must be weU-pleasing to God, tion message of those with free will to distract you from
before He will walk with you. Let's begin in Hebrews. your duty as God's elect. We have responsibilities.
Hebrews 11: 1 Now _faith is _the substance of things Jude 1:4 For there are certain men crept in unawares,
hoped for, the eli7aence....or1Fii,fgs notsetrn~- -, whbwere--oefor(F of old ordained ta-this condemftation,~ 1--­
ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lascivi­
You can not see heaven, but faith gives you con­ ousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord
fidence that heaven is a reality. Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 11:2 For by it the elders obtained a good The ungodly men are led by Satan. He wanted to sit
report. 1 Through faith we understand that t.1e worlds on the mercy seat, not protect the mercy seat, denying
were framed by the word of God, so that things which Jesus Christ. Elect, don't ever forget who the enemy is.
are seen were not made of things which do appear.
Don't ever fail to protect and defend the faith.
By faith we know of the three world ages. Jude 1:5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though
ye once knew this, how that the LORD, having saved the
Hebrews 11:4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more People out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them
excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that believed not.
that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by
it he being dead yet speaketh.
How many examples must you have to understand that
Though Abel is dead, his righteousness still speaks if you don't believe in God, you are going to be destroyed?
to us. It is better to be pleasing to God as Abel was What possible use could God have for you, if you don't
than to be displeasing to God as Cain was. even believe in Him?

Hebrews 11:5 By faith Enoch was translated that he Jude 1:6 And the angels which kept not their first estate,
should not see death; and was not found, because God but left their own habitation, He hath reserved in ever­
had translated him: for before his translation he had this lasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the
testimony, that he pleased God. great day.

What was Enoch's testimony? He taught the truth. These are the fallen angels of Genesis 6. They refused
Enoch focused on God's Word not the words of men. to be born of woman, and left their habitation in heaven
against the will of God. The fallen angels went unto the
Hebrews 11 :6 But without faith it is impossible to~ please daughters of Adam, and the giants were the resalt. They
Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He are doomed, but they have a little work to do still yet.
is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek That is why it is important for you to know the Word.
Him.
Jude 1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities
Do you believe God created the heavens and the about them, in like manner giving themselves over to
earth? Do you have faith that He blesses those who seek fornication, and gOing after strange flesh, are set forth for
Him? If you answered no to either of these questions, an example, suffering the vengeance of etemal fire.
you can forget about pleasing God or receiving blessings.
There is no such thing as a little faith. You either believe, Our God is a consuming fire (Heb. 12:29). He is Judge.
or you don't believe. What made the teachings of Enoch Jude 1:8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the
so special to God? Turn with me to the Book of Jude. flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
Jude 1:1 JUDE, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother They scoff at and speak evil of Chrisitianity.
of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father,
and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called: Jude 1:9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with
the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not
Jude was brother to James and one-half brother of bring against him a railing accusation, but said, liThe
Jesus Christ. To whom is Jude writing? He is writing to LORD rebuke thee. 1/
the called, that is to say God's election.
Don't ever argue with Satan. Jesus gave us power over
Jude 1:2 Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be all of our enemies, including Satan (Luke 10:17-18). Rebuke
Satan in the name of Jesus Christ. became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

Jude 1:10 But these speak evil of those things which The children of the fallen angels and daughters of
they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute Adam were giants, because they were hybrids. This was
beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. 11 Woe not natural.
unto lhem! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and
ran greefJi/y after the error of Balaam for reward, and Genesis 6:5 And God saw that the wickedness of man
perished in the gainsaying of Core. was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the
thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
Balaam was in it for the money. Core, the Korah of
the Old Testament, was a Levite. He placed himself on Almost everywhere God looked on earth He saw
an equal footing with Moses and Aaron. God opened the perversion. Fallen angels were polluting the seed line
earth's mouth and swallowed Korah and his supporters. through which Christ would be born.
Jude 1:12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when Genesis 6:6 And it repented the LORD that He had
they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear; made man on the earth, and it grieved Him at His heart.
clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; Z And the LORD said, ., will destroy man whom I have
trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead; plucked created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast,
up by the roots; 11 Raging waves of the sea, foaming and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air,' for it
out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is re­ repenteth Me that I have made them."
served the blackness of darkness for ever.
God understood His plan of salvation was being
"Twice dead" means both physically and spiritually undermined by Satan and the fallen angels. But our Father
dead. The seven thousand fallen angels have already been is so loving that He knows how to deliver a righteous
sentenced to death (Revelation 11:13). soul who walks with Him.
Jude 1:14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam,
Genesis 6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the
prophesied of these, saying, "Behold, the LORD cometh
LORD. 2 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was
with ten thousands of His saints, 1Q To execute judgment a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah
upon all, and to convince aI/ that are ungodly among walked with God.
them of a/l their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly
committed, and of aI/ their hard speeches which ungodly
sinners have spoken against Him." The word "perfect" in the last verse means "without
blemish as to breed or pedigree" in the Hebrew language.
Jude is reminding us to speak out against evil as Noah's family hadn't mixed with the fallen angels. That
Enoch spoke out against the fallen angels. Doing so is was well-pleasing to God. What does all this have to do
well-pleasing to God. Turn with me to Genesis. Let's with you, today? Turn with me to the Book of Matthew.
document that Enoch and Noah walked with God. The disciples had asked Christ what was going to happen
just prior to His return at the seventh trump.
Genesis 5:21 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and
begat Methuselah: gg And Enoch walked with God after Matthew 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no
he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat man, no, not the angels of heaven, but My Father only.
sons and daughters: ;[l But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming
of the Son of man be.
Rest assured Enoch's sons and daughters were taught
the truth. Not many others were listening, but Enoch kept "Noe" is transliterated from the Greek name for "Noah".
right on teaching. Don't mix with the fallen angels! What was going on in the days of Noah? We just read
about it. The fallen angels were seducing women.
Genesis 5:23 And all the days of Enoch were three
hundred sixty and five years: If And Enoch walked with Matthew 24:38 For as in the days that were before the
God: and he was not; for God took him. flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving
in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark·
Enoch was that special to God. God took Enoch up
to Himself as He would later take Elijah. Enoch nor Elijah It rained for five months. The equivalent time that
died. Skip with me to Chapter 6. antichrist will be on earth. Are you in the ark of the last
days? Will you be able to weather the five months
Genesis 6:1 And it came to pass, when men began to without being seduced by the antichrist? Truth is the ark.,
multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were
bam unto them, 2. That the sons of God saw the daugh­ Matthew 24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and
ters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives took them all away; so shalf also the coming of the Son
of a/l which they chose. of man be.
It was to be through the daughters of the man Adam This is what all of this has to do with you, today.
that Jesus Christ would come. The sons of God are angels The fallen angels are going to be kicked out of heaven.
(Job 1:6); however, these particular angels have fallen. They will be looking for brides. Will you be their bride,
This was Satan's plan to destroy the seed line through or will you be the bride of Christ? Walk with God as
which Messiah was to be born into the world. Enoch and Noah did. Be well-pleasing to God.
Genesis 6:3 And the LORD said, "My spirit shall not
always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his
days shall be an hundred and twenty years." 9. There
were giants in the earth in those days; and also after
that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters
of men, and they bare children to them, the same