“It was by faith that Enoch was taken up to heaven without dying-“suddenly he disappeared because God took him.” But before he was taken up, he was approved as pleasing to God. So, you see, it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that there is a God and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.”(Hebrews 11:5-6)
“It was by faith that Enoch was taken up to heaven without dying-“suddenly he disappeared because God took him.” When I read this, I think Enoch was a Man of God who walked with more than a Mustard Seed of Faith! Can you image one Sunday your pastor getting up in front of the Congregation and preaching the Word of the Lord and then telling the Church that God was going to take him up to Heaven? Think about it, every Sunday service, after he delivers the Word, he tells his congregation that he will soon depart from you until that one Faithful Day the chariot of Fire comes among you and he is gone. I am not talking about Enoch now, but Elijah who was another Man of God who did not taste Death. But how is this possible? It was Faith in the Power of God that these men lived such righteous lives that they were taken up. “But before he was taken up, he was approved as pleasing to God. So, you see, “it is impossible to please God without Faith.” Never lose your Faith! Always remember your tongue has the power of Life and Death.
I have had many people contact me and tell me that they are losing their Faith, or lost their Faith. I have said before how news like this deeply saddens me even more than persons who has passed away. With Faith, all things are possible! But without Faith, you can not be pleasing in the sight of the Lord. You are not your flesh and the sins that may come forth. You must have Faith and believe that God has better plans for your life. Beloved, stop looking at the natural and the world around you to receive validation of God’s purpose in your life! I know it is hard, but if you live by the standards of the world, you will die by them. God purpose for you is ever present. I know many of you are struggle in your own Faith in what God is Calling you to do, but just don’t give up. I heard it said once by a Pastor that he rather have 10 percent of the full vision 10 percent of the full vision. There is a difference, because you are not limited in your Faith.
“Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that there is a God and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.” Sincerely seek after the Lord! Never give up on Faith, because God isn’t ready to give up on you. Be encouraged everyday to strive after what God has for you. I know this life is hard and that is why we can not do it alone. Call upon his name through the storm and never stop believing. Though we may struggle, I never forget His Name and when the time comes, I know He will not forget mine!