The Daughter of Babylon, Part 3, the Awakening
Multitude of Enchantments - the Book of EnochBy Justine HouseEnchantments: The Book of Enoch
The Book of Enoch is not in our modern Christian Bible. It reads much like other Old Testament prophets. However, I'm not jumping to conclusions to say it's anything more than a supporting document. But we do know that Enoch was an Old Testament prophet, actually the great-grandfather of Noah, and he is mentioned meagerly in Genesis and quoted in the book of Jude.
"And Enoch lived 65 years and begat Methuselah: and Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: and all the days of Enoch were 365 years: and Enoch walked with God and he 'was not'; for God took him."
Enoch was a righteous man and a gifted prophet, and his book does contain compelling information for the future 'elect'.
Enoch 1: 1-2
"The word of the blessing of Enoch, how he blessed the elect and the righteous, who were to exist in the time of trouble; rejecting all the wicked and ungodly. Enoch, a righteous man, who was (1) with God, answered and spoke, while his eyes were open, and while he saw a holy vision in the heavens. This the angels showed me.
2From them I heard all things, and understood what I saw; that which will not take place in this generation, but in a generation which is to succeed at a distant period, on account of the elect."
The departure of the Book of Enoch from the Holy Scriptures is that it offers a tantalizing snapshot of pre-flood heaven and earth. Our Bible covers the many-thousand year period from Adam to Abraham in eight short chapters of Genesis. I have always thirsted for knowledge of this time period, but thought nothing existed.
We have probably all wondered what happened so wrong to cause God to wipe out the whole earth. In fact, Noah came directly to his elder, Enoch, when God told him to build the ark. Very long story very, very short: a group of two hundred angels (sons of God) made a pact to come to earth and intermarry with women (daughters of men).
Enoch 7:1-2 1It happened after the sons of men had multiplied in those days that daughters were born to them, elegant and beautiful.
2And when the angels, (3) the sons of heaven, beheld them, they became enamored of them, saying to each other, Come, let us select for ourselves wives from the progeny of men, and let us beget children.
According to Enoch,the angels taught the women such things as sorcery, dividing roots, astronomy, signs, the motion of the moon, metals, mirrors, jewelry, stones, dyes, the beautifying of the eyebrows. It took relatively little time for these practices to become commonly used and misused.
Regardless of the origin of astrology and eye-liner; when I read Isaiah 47, God immediately made me realize I am a daughter of Babylon who "has practiced enchantments from my youth". In fact, our western civilization is the very definition of pagan. Soon it will be too much for the earth to bear....
I am thankful to Jesus for shedding his blood as a sacrifice, so the whole world could know redemption of sins. I praise God that He chose to send His son as a new covenant for the Gentiles, including the children of Babylon. Whether Christians today are Enoch's elect, or a (God forbid that the earth be corrupted any further!) future generation will be, I find comfort in these words:
11Then shall wisdom be given to the elect, all of whom shall live, and not again transgress by impiety or pride; but shall humble themselves, possessing prudence, and shall not repeat transgression.
"Unwitting messenger of the Almighty"