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The man who walked with Jehovah Elohim

May 20, 2011

“Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked with Elohim.”

The phrase “walked with Elohim,” gives me a shiver of significance every time. To walk with the great and awesome Creator and Judge of the universe is something I believe should never cease to be earth shattering. It is also a form of redemption. Adam and Eve walked with Him in the garden. But once they are expelled therefrom there are precious few mentioned that “walk with God.” The first is Enoch.

“When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah. And after he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked with Elohim 300 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether, Enoch lived 365 years. Enoch walked with Elohim; then he was no more, because Elohim took him away.”

This is all we see of Enoch, yet his life is breath taking. For 300 years he walks with Elohim on the earth and then, in a moment of groom-like jealousy, Elohim captures him up to Himself.

It’s both thrilling and inspiring. Oh Elohim, I want to walk with You as Enoch as did.

Noah is the second man mentioned, after the fall, who walked with God – and in a time of great unrighteousness.

“Elohim saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways. So Elohim said to Noah ‘I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is full of violence because of them….So make yourself an ark of cypress wood….” 6:12-14

The Creator and Judge judged the harlot earth yet in His justice made provision for the righteous man, Noah, the one He walked with.

“So Noah did everything just as Elohim commanded him.”

“Then Jehovah said to Noah, go into the ark, you and your whole family, beacause I have found you righetous in this generation. Take with you seven of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and two of every kid of unclean animal, a male and its mate,…to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth.” 7:1-3

The personal and merciful Jehovah preserved them and kept them.

“And Noah did all that Jehovah commanded him.”

“In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, on the seventeenth day of the second month – on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.”

Noah, his family and all the animals called by Elohim rush onto the boat the day the chaos begins.

“Then Jehovah shut him in.”

As the rain of judgement falls from the sky, Jehovah closes the great door, protecting and preserving the man who walked with Elohim.

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