“By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death, and was not found…” (Heb 11:5)
After Christ has become your personal Saviour, the next step is to know Him as sanctifier. The word sanctify denotes a two-fold meaning. First: it means to be separated from the world. Second, it means to be set apart for God’s service. In Genesis, it is recorded that Enoch walked with God. To walk with God means to be separated from the world. Jesus said, “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you” (Jn 15:18) God walked with Enoch. But praise God, He walks in you. This is one of the greatest truths that a child of God can learn. In times of trial and testing you learn that the battle is not yours, but the Lords. When King Jehoshaphat was close in on every hand by an alliance of three nations, he had the wisdom to seek help from the Lord. The Spirit of the Lord came into the midst of the people and encouraged them by saying, “Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great attitude; for the battle is not yours but God’s. ye shall not need to fight in this battle; set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord with you” (2Chro 20:15,17) Remember, beloved, “The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty to the pulling down of strongholds.” (2 Cor 10:4) We no longer have to trust our own judgment or lean to our own understanding. (R. W Schambach)
PRAYER LINE: Ponder on the lesson for today. People had faith and they triumphed in spite of trials. As you exercise your faith, you will overcome in Jesus’ name. Amen.
The weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty to the pulling down of strongholds (2Cor 10:17)