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Where Are Enoch and Eliyah?


   Enoch (Teacher) was translated that he should not see death. Eliyah (EL is YAH) went up by a whirlwind into heaven. Yet the Bible reveals they are not in heaven today! WHERE ARE THEY? Here is the astounding Truth.
   Enoch was “translated.” But the question is, "Where did he go?" Was he immediately taken to heaven? No, because Yahshua Himself said,
No one has ever gone into heaven except the one Who came from heaven — the Son of Man, John 3:13 NIV.
   Those are Yahshua’s own Words that no man, except Himself, had ascended into heaven! How did He know? Why, He came from there! So, where is Enoch? Only Scripture can tell us.
At the age of 65 Enoch had a son named Methuselah. And Enoch walked with Yahweh after he begat Methuselah three hundred years and he begat sons and daughters, Gen. 5:22.
   Here was a man who PLEASED Yahweh, a man who walked with Yahweh. Enoch had to have faith, for in Hebrew 11:6, we read,
   But without faith it is impossible to PLEASE Yahweh for he that cometh to Him must believe that He is, and that He is the rewarder of them who diligently seek Him.
   Enoch walked with Yahweh. He obeyed Yahweh and followed Him in His path (way) by FAITH. No one can walk with Yahweh unless he is in agreement with the Will of Yahweh and doing it. Amos 3:3 says,
   Can two walk together, except they be in agreement?
   In his generation, Enoch was the only recorded person who followed the Way of Yahweh; even though it possibly took him 65 years to learn to walk with Yahweh.
   But how long did Enoch walk with Yahweh? The Scripture says that he walked with Yahweh, after Enoch begat Methuselah, for 300 years. So we find Enoch followed Yahweh’s ways for three hundred years.
   Notice that Moses did not record that Enoch is still walking with Yahweh. Scripture clearly says Enoch walked with Yahweh three hundred years and not one year more! Therefore, Enoch is not still walking with Yahweh! WHY?

What Really Happened at Enoch’s Translation?
   Moses did not write, "Enoch did not die!" Enoch walked with Yahweh, and he was not, for Yahweh took him (Gen. 5:24). In Hebrews 11:5, Paul records the same event by saying that he was not found, because Yahweh had translated him.
   Certainly Enoch was “translated.” Note that in no way did this word mean to make immortal! The Greek word metatithemi signifies transfer, transport, removed, exchange, change sides and “carried over,” as in Acts 7:16.
   Here we read that Jacob’s body was “carried over” or “translated” to Sychem (a city in Samaria) where he was buried! That is what your Bible says!
   Jacob was translated to a place of burial! Basically, Enoch was removed (taken) by Yahweh away from the society of his day!
   That is why Moses said "Yahweh took" (removed, carried over) Enoch so that he could not be found. He eventually, over many years, buried him! As in Deuteronomy 34:6, we read Yahweh took Moses after he had died and buried him, and to this day he was not found either!
   Another proof: “TRANSLATE” does not mean to make immortal. In Col.1:13 we read that
   The Father hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath TRANSLATED us into the Kingdom of His dear Son.
   Here His called out people are already translated: but they still die. So His called out people are “REMOVED” from darkness into the light of the Kingdom of Yahweh.
   Enoch has not yet received the Promise! Read Hebrews 11:5 where Enoch is mentioned. All these, having obtained a good report, through faith, received not the Promise. Yahweh’s Word cannot lie (Titus 1:2).
   The Promise is for the future (Hebrews 11:40). The author of Hebrews clearly tells us that ALL the people he mentions (Hebrew 11:13) died in Faith.
   Well, what about Hebrews saying that Enoch “Should not see death?” So what death did Enoch escape? Remember, there is more than one death mentioned in Scripture. There is a first death and there is a second death, Rev. 20:6. Which death did the author mean?

Two Main Resurrections
   The first death is appointed "unto [all] men" (Hebrews 9:27), which cannot be avoided. This is the death Enoch died, as already proved. But the author of Hebrews was not writing about that death. The phrase “should not see death” is in the conditional tense of the verb, having reference for a future event. Enoch did see death, a first death.
   Yahshua spoke of a death that might be escaped!
   Verily, verily I say unto you, if a man keep My sayings , he shall never see death, John 8:51.
   This is speaking of the second death.
   Again in John 11:26,
   Whoso liveth and believeth in Me shall never die.
   In other words, "Shall not die forever.”
   The death, which Enoch will also eventually escape, must be the second death which will NEVER TOUCH THOSE WHO ARE IN THE FIRST RESURRECTION (Rev. 20:6).
   Enoch, because he met the conditions Yahweh had set at that time, will most likely be just fine when he is resurrected. He is looking forward to being granted access to the good things yet ahead.
   Yahshua had not died yet, so Enoch couldn't have accepted that blood covenant in his day. Enoch is now at rest, awaiting in the hope of the resurrection and possibly having a comprehension before he died of the Messiah to come.
   As Moses and Elijah were with Yahshua (Matt. 17:4) in the future Kingdom vision (with Yahshua being in His Glory, Heb. 2:14), the patriarchs will also be brought into the 1,000-year reign, but not necessarily glorified beings at that point. That can certainly happen later, but only those having already accepted Yahshua's blood now and receiving of the Spirit now can be placed in position as the Bride.
   The patriarchs were not brought into the Melchizedek Covenant when they were alive, but we are given that opportunity now, while the patriarchs most likely will be given the opportunity later to be given the glory Yahshua has.
   We know that Yahshua has been given all judgment (John 5:22) and that He has been given the power to raise the dead which He had done with a number of those who had died (Matt. 27:52-53). It is a very good possibility they had died during Yahshua's ministry, that is, before He did. They had evidently not been able to be baptized into His Name and accept His shed blood, but now they would have that opportunity since they were physical standing once again and that shed blood was now available to them. They would then have died another physical death, just like Lazarus or Tabitha, but any baptized in Yahshua's Name would be expecting to be raised in the first of the two major resurrections to come.

Which Heaven did Eliyah go to?
   If Eliyah is not in heaven today, then where did Eliyah go? There are three heavens mentioned in Scripture. NOT just one! Yet Yahshua said, “no man,” and that includes Eliyah, had ever ascended to the heaven where Messiah came from. The heaven into which Eliyah was taken was a different heaven! So, which one was it? The third Heaven is the Heaven of Yahweh’s Throne, where Yahshua is today being the High Priest of Yahweh and Who is the only One to have the right to be in Heaven with the Father.
   Notice why Hebrews 8:1-5 explains that the original earthly tabernacle under the Old Covenant, with its Most Holy place, or compartment, was a type of the Throne of Yahweh in Heaven.
   Only the high priest was allowed to enter, yet Messiah has qualified for that position in the new Melchizedek Order.
   The second heaven represents the expanse of this great universe, where we find the sun, moon, stars, comets and planets. How often do we find the Psalmist admiring the “HEAVENS, the Work of Thy Fingers, the moon and the stars Thou hast ordained,” Psalm 8:3 (see also Genesis 1:15-17).
   Beside the heaven of the stars, we find that the atmosphere, the air that surrounds this world, is also called heaven. Birds fly “In the midst of heaven”—certainly not Yahweh’s Throne in Heaven. Read Genesis 1:20. Birds fly in the firmament of heaven.
   Yahweh gave the dew of heaven ... heavens shall drop down dew, Genesis 27:28 and Deuteronomy 33:28.
   The first heaven from which dew and rain comes, means the atmosphere where the clouds and wind roam. All of us right now are breathing the air of heaven! Eliyah could not have gone to the Heaven of Yahweh’s Throne. Yet, Scripture reads that Eliyah went up by a whirlwind into heaven,
   And it came to pass, when Yahweh would take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal, 2nd Kings 2:1
And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven, 2 Kings 2:11.
   This would be clear enough that Eliyah was taken up into the earth’s atmosphere.
   Scripture reveals the reason why Eliyah was removed from his predicament,
   And the sons of the prophets that were at Bethel came forth to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that Yahweh will take away thy master from thy head to day? And he said, Yea, I know it; hold ye your peace ... And the sons of the prophets that were at Jericho came to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that Yahweh will take away thy master from thy head today? And he answered, Yea, I know it; hold ye your peace, 2 Kings 2:3 and 5.
   We see that Eliyah had accomplished his job and Yahweh had to bring in a younger prophet Elisha (El is Saviour) to do other tasks before the king who followed Ahaziah (Yah holds), who had just died. (2nd Kings 1:1-18 and read 2nd Kings 2:12-15).
   Elisha died after fulfilling his job (2nd Kings 13:14). Elisha knew that Yahweh would preserve Elijah from falling out of the sky (2nd Kings 2:16) and dying. He sent people to look for him, but to no avail.
   However, after ten years of wicked rulers ruling over Judah there comes a letter from Eliyah (2nd Chronicles 21:12-15, and 8-20) which proved his existence that he was still alive ten years after his being taken away by Yahweh in a whirlwind. He must have died somewhat later, because there are no other writings concerning him in Scripture. Still, it is mentioned that Eliyah was seen (in a vision) with Messiah on the Mount! (Matthew 17:1-9, Mark 9:2-10 and Luke 9:28-36). This seems to be such a perplexing problem to so many! But Yahshua told His disciples: “Tell the VISION to no man,” Matt. 17:9. The VISION was not a material reality but a supernatural picture observed by eyes speaking to a future time. Moses died and was buried (Deut.34:5-6). Eliyah also died, but, in the vision, they both were there (evidently in physical form), but Yahshua was seen in His glory of the Resurrection, which had yet to take place. Remember, His future reign is on the earth (Rev. 5:10).
   How plain is your Bible! Enoch and Eliyah are dead in the dust of the earth awaiting the resurrection of the just (Acts 24:15) and will live forevermore!

-Elder Lionel Gets (South Africa)

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