“Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.” (Genesis 5:24)
Practically every activity of the time required walking, and the term came to refer to the entire course of life itself. Enoch’s life was spent in the company of God, and their fellowship was very special. Enoch id not have to die because God took him. Although we must die, God’s grace permits us to enjoy sweet fellowship with Him here and hereafter.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:
Precious Abba, today we recognize the gift of fellowship with God. Enoch enjoyed fellowship with God and God returned the fellowship with joy, as well. Beloved, we are to look forward to our fellowship with God, too. He loves when we seek Him out because we feel comfortable with Him and can share anything with Him. Today we continue to pray for those who are suffering in body, mind, and/or spirit, with friends, family, for those we don’t know, especially the people in Ukraine, as they are fighting for their very lives and way of life. Amen
THOUGHT OF THE DAY:
“Everyone wants to go to heaven, but no one wants to die. With heaven, life is eternal, enjoy!”
“Whenever the ark set out, Moses said, ‘Rise up, O Lord! May your enemies be scattered; may your foes flee before you.’ Whenever it came to rest, he said, ‘ Return, O Lord, for the countless thousands of Israel.’” (Numbers 10:35-36)
The Israelites were ready to leave Sinai under God’s leadership. This prayer presents Moses’ understanding of God. With the presence of God radiating outward from the camp, His enemies would flee; with the manifestation of His presence among His people, they would enjoy Him. Prayer expresses our desire for God’s leadership, protection, and fellowship.
“God did not reject his people, whom he foreknew. Don’t you know what the Scripture says in the passage about Elijah—-how he appealed to God against Israel.” (Romans 11:2)
If you look back at 1st Kings 19:8-18, there is a remarkable prayer between Elijah and God and is basic in our fellowship with God. Elijah’s frail humanity led him to typically human emotions. He was afraid. Terror led him to overstate his aloneness. Obadiah had told him of at least one hundred other prophets loyal to the Lord. James pointed to our commonality with Elijah’s frailty in urging us to pray (James 5:17). Elijah had seen tremendous divine power demonstrated on Mt. Carmel. The manifestations of terrifying power in the wind, earthquake, and fire were intended to remind him that the divine power and will wee still available for him. God’s voice for eh discouraged prophet was a gentle whisper. Prayer fellowship brought new zeal and a new commission. The assurance of 7,000 who had remained faithful to the Lord would shortly be demonstrated. Elisha would have to enlarge living quarters of his company of prophets. So, what holds you back from having a special fellowship with God?
2ND THOUGHT OF THE DAY:
“We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Chris.” (1st John 1:3)
Fellowship with God is exercised in and through prayer. Fellowship implies commonalities. The new creature in Christ shares a nature, albeit derivative, with God. God shares with the Christian His own holiness and eternality. Every Christian should learn to “walk with God,” as they developed their fellowship with Almighty God. It makes His day, when we seek to be close to Him and it should also make your day, for the same reason.