“By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, and was not found, because God had taken him, for before he was taken he had this testimony that he pleased God. ”
The Book of Enoch, which exists as a extra biblical book, reportedly written by him and handed down, has some substance as it provides a window on life in his day. The “testimony” we speak of is the word “martiria” in the Greek. It is where we get our word martyr from. And we know that the martyrs shaped the destiny of Kingdoms, because their blood brought about change in oppressive kingdoms where they gave their lives. Their example opened a window spiritually speaking. It opened to others that these gave their lives for something better, and this world could not hold them back from giving their lives rather than please their oppressors.
The maturia (testimony) is something God deposits in you. it is God’s response to your faith. Your faith in Him gives you His attention. He puts within you a conviction, an assurance that whatever He promises you He will accomplish in your life. You have a conviction that whatever you have been promised in various dimensions, whether it by Word, prophecy, vision, dream will be given to you. For Enoch he was promised an experience with translation and not experiencing death. He was promised immediate translation into the Celestial realms. He would not pass the darkness of death.
The purpose of this message today is to stir you to understand that having faith is not having faith in something but in Someone who is ready to give you certainties. These certainties do not pass in the confidence in what you see, or feel, it passes into the experience of a divine encounter where God DEPOSITS something into your spirit. This deposit is CONTAINED IN THE WORD OF GOD. It is not merely a book, but it is a John 1 experience, “the Word was made flesh”. That is, the Word became living and breathing in your being and became PART OF YOU. It is not a vain repetition, which you have to CONVINCE yourself. It is not memorizing promises…it is FIRST having that substance and that DEPOSIT that comes from heaven itself. That divine substance is downloaded into your spirit, that divine configuration comes and moulds the way you understand the operation of God, the way He operates, moves and you will think with the mind of Christ.
In verse 5 of chapter 11 of Hebrews we see what deposit God put in Enoch. He promised him, he would not taste death, but God would come to fetch him and would transport him with the angels to heaven, and in that transporting every atom and every fibre of his being would take on His Glory. That is some deposit!!!
This is to say that faith is an INTERACTION which is RELATIONAL in which what God puts into your spirit is something that He will accomplish in you which will result in a divine objective accomplished in the whole of eternity.
For Enoch it was a life of eternity, being transformed into glory. That was his DEPOSIT. What is yours?
So the testimony is not what you give for Him, it is what He gives to you. God invites you to a deeper place where He wants to impart His Deposit of His Dreams. His destiny is intertwined with your life. Then once He deposits His Deposit in you, you will know, and nothing will stop it. From it will come miracles and healings, and will come everything to level the mountains and exalt the valleys.
What is your testimony today?