THE ENOCH GENERATION
Olubi and Sarah Johnson
Jude 1:14-15: It was also about these that Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied, saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of his holy ones, (15) to execute judgment on all and to convict all the ungodly of all their deeds of ungodliness that they have committed in such an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things that ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”
Enoch was born in the 7th generation from the creation of Adam.
This 3rd day from the birth of Christ is also the 7th day from Adam’s creation so in this 7th day, there is arising in the earth what we can call an Enoch generation.
This Enoch generation will be made up of saints who like Enoch, choose to walk with God after many years of not doing so.
Genesis 5:21-23 ESV: When Enoch had lived 65 years, he fathered Methuselah. (22) Enoch walked with God after he fathered Methuselah 300 years and had other sons and daughters. (23) Thus all the days of Enoch were 365 years.
Enoch was 65 years old before deciding to walk with God. It is instructive to note here that just being born-again does not mean you are walking with God. To walk with God means to consistently walk in the Spirit (Gal. 5:16) by the blood (Heb. 13:20-21), the Word (1 Jn. 2:5) and the Spirit (1 Jn. 4:12-13) to perfect the love of God (1 Jn. 4:15-18): many Christians are not walking with God, even though, they are born-again.
65 here is symbolic: 30 + (35=7×5) representing maturity and completeness of grace: 30 – represents maturity (Lk. 3:23); 7 – represents completion (Gen. 2:2) and 5 – represents grace (favour of God that gives you sufficient (2 Cor. 12:9) life (Ps. 30:5) that will cause you to prevail (1 Sam. 17:40) like David did over Goliath.
So, 65 represents an age in which we have attained physical maturity and have had the completeness of God’s favour shown to us.
Ordinarily, at this time the door of God’s favour on one’s life should have been shut; however, God in His mercy in this 7th day is granting, as it were, a spiritual amnesty, because He needs as many people as possible to do the work of the discipleship of the nations (Mt. 24:14 and 28:19-20) and so hasten (2 Peter 3:12) the closing of this age. So God is giving another chance to anyone who chooses, decides or is willing to walk with God to manifest His power that is to be made manifest in this 3rd or 7th day fulfilling:
Psalms 110:3: Your people will offer themselves willingly in the day of Your power, in the beauty of holiness and in holy array out of the womb of the morning; to You [will spring forth] Your young men, who are as the dew.
In other words, the power of God in manifestation will cause them to become willing to walk with God, get a spiritual education to manifest the glory of God.
This willingness or determination will be shown by their importunity to continue knocking on the door of grace that has already been shut (because of their mature age and the completeness of the grace of God shown to them).
Luke 11:5-8: And he said to them, “Which of you who has a friend will go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves, (6) for a friend of mine has arrived on a journey, and I have nothing to set before him’; (7) and he will answer from within, ‘Do not bother me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed. I cannot get up and give you anything’? (8) I tell you, though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him whatever he needs.
This importunity will result in them being given a borrowed anointing to have revelation of three loaves of the bread (Jn. 6:35) of the Word of God: love, righteousness and justice (Jer. 9:24 and Mt. 23:23).
As they operate this borrowed anointing under covering, they will become a part of God’s end-time army and like Enoch, will be preserved from physical death until their translation at the time of the order of their resurrection.
Genesis 5:24 AMP: And Enoch walked [in habitual fellowship] with God; and he was not, for God took him [home with Him]. [Heb. 11:5.]
So, a clarion is going out now from the throne of God for those who, like Enoch, have wasted their years and the grace of God shown to them by not walking with God, to be willing in this day of His power to walk with God, get a spiritual education and so enjoy a restoration of the years eaten by, as it were, the caterpillar and the canker worm.
Joel 2:25 ESV: I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent among you.