This is going to be controversial as there is widespread disagreement about this Book. The Ethiopians had it in their canon, yet the Western Church since has dropped it from the canons. It is in my view inspired, but from a totally different spectrum from the scripture we know. It gives a backdrop for the book of Genesis. In fact the Bible makes one reference to the Book of Enoch in Jude. However there are scholars who would love the book of Jude to disappear, because like the Book of Enoch it brings a different angle. Reference to Moses’ body, the dispute made between Michael and Satan, striking as it is, but shows us the protocol of the heavenlies and how things are done.
I have reproduced here a chapter that I wish to examine. Enoch chapter 20:
1 And these are the names of the holy angels who watch.
2 Uriel, one of the holy angels, who is over the world and over Tartarus.
3 Raphael, one of the holy angels, who is over the spirits of men.
4 Raguel, one of the holy angels who takes vengeance on the world of the luminaries.
5 Michael, one of the holy angels, to wit, he that is set over the best part of mankind and over chaos.
6 Saraqael, one of the holy angels, who is set over the spirits, who sin in the spirit.
7 Gabriel, one of the holy angels, who is over Paradise and the serpents and the Cherubim.
8 Remiel, one of the holy angels, whom God set over those who rise.
(from Old Testament Pseudepigrapha: Book of Enoch, PC Study Bible formatted electronic database Copyright © 2003 by Biblesoft, Inc. All rights reserved.)
Very striking list of angels here. Nowhere has the list been so clear. Gabriel and Michael are well known in scripture. Tartarus is known and revealed as the place reserved for those angels who fell. Yet if the Book of Enoch was not inspired, but a fiction, why does the Bible confirm so much of its material.
I believe there can only be one reason. There has been a manipulation engendered by the spiritual realms to hide this from us. If we examine the texts, they explain how the heavenlies are made up, the way God dealt with man and angel, the corruption of man and the mixture of the women with angels who fell. The nephilim.
We do not want to make too much of the Nephilim, or all these things, but what we see is that the spiritual realm was far more visibly manifest in those days, than now. It seems our own sight and senses are so sensual we fail to see that there is revelation out there to unlock mysteries and workings.
The purpose being, as we know the workings, we can flow with them in collaboration with God.
We know the enemy kingdom is very active, to blind, to deceive, to divide and destroy. We must know what is happening. This is found all here in this book, the Book of Enoch. I suggest that you get a copy, and study. It is on par with scripture.
The spiritual dimension that all this speaks exists, for this to be understood and comprehended we must allow God to open our mind and our eyes.
This series will do just that.