Apostle Grace Lubega
Genesis 5:24 (KJV); And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
The name Enoch, in Hebrew, is translated to mean, “dedicated.”
There is much to learn from the life of Enoch, but perhaps the most outstanding fact is the experiences that he had. Ancient texts refer to Enoch as the scribe of righteousness. He was a man to whom God revealed the secrets of heaven; we read in these texts of his vision of wisdom; the chambers of the sun and the moon and of hail and the clouds; how he beheld the secrets of thunder and lightning; and the secret of the winds.
He truly was a man of deep experiences.
Usually, when we speak of men who are dedicated to God, oftentimes, we see this from the perspective of devoted service. The sentiment is that a man is dedicated because he prays so much or spends a lot of his time doing ministry-related work.
But there is a deeper level of dedication, which is dedication through divine experiences.
When a man is dedicated to God by reason of experiences, there are things that he sees in God that keep him perpetually in the presence of God that nothing outside that presence makes sense to him. No wonder, Enoch’s life took this pattern. Ancient texts reveal that for many years, he spent three whole days in his chamber before he came out and taught his subjects, the ways of the Lord; afterwards, he concealed himself for six days, and appeared to his people one day in seven; and after that once in a month, and then once in a year, until all the kings, princes and sons of men sought for him, and desired to see his face and to hear his word; but they could not, as they were greatly afraid of Enoch, and they feared to approach him on account of the Godlike awe that was seated upon his countenance.
God wants to launch you deep! If Paul’s spirit could be propelled into the third heaven and he was shown things that it is not lawful for a man to utter (2 Corinthians 12:1-4), how about you? It is in these experiences that we see what no eye has seen; what no ear has heard and what has not entered into the hearts of men (1 Corinthians 2:9).
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Corinthians 2:9, 1 John 1:3-4
GOLDEN NUGGET: When a man is dedicated to God by reason of experiences, there are things that he sees in God that keep him perpetually in the presence of God that nothing outside that presence makes sense to him. God wants to launch you deep! It is in these experiences that we see what no eye has seen; what no ear has heard and what has not entered into the hearts of men.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for the realm of the Spirit to which I have access. Thank You for the veil that was torn that allowed me into the holiest place. Upon me is the burden of the valley of vision. I thank You because You are opening my eyes more than ever before. My vision is elevated, I see around corners because You cut the edges for me. My hearing is sharpened, not just to hear voices but the distinctive sounds of the Spirit, in Jesus’ name, Amen.