Bypassing the Process Realm

Gen. 5:
19  Then Jared lived eight hundred years after he became the father of Enoch, and he had other sons and daughters.
20  So all the days of Jared were nine hundred and sixty-two years, and he died.
21 ¶  Enoch lived sixty-five years, and became the father of Methuselah.
22  Then Enoch walked with God three hundred years after he became the father of Methuselah, and he had other sons and daughters.
23  So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years.
24  Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.

The experience of Enoch is the classic example of bypassing the process realm. Jude says:

14  It was also about these men that Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, “Behold, the Lord came with many thousands of His holy ones,
15 ¶  to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their ungodly deeds which they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.”

Enoch looked down through thousands of years of history and saw the manifestation of Christ in His sons. He saw it, and then experienced it.

Heb. 11
5  By faith Enoch was taken up so that he would not see death; AND HE WAS NOT FOUND BECAUSE GOD TOOK HIM UP; for he obtained the witness that before his being taken up he was pleasing to God.
6  And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

The above passages tell us Enoch was taken up by faith. Before being taken up he obtained the witness of having pleased God. How did he please Him? Verse six makes it clear: “Without faith it is impossible to please God.” Through these passages we see that bypassing the process realm is a faith endeavor. Enoch participated in his translation; he was not a passive bystander whom God happened to take. There must be something in God’s sons at this time that refuses the process realm. It will continue to operate, and we will be subjected to it until such time that it is refused. This is why the revelation we receive must be more than a passive observance of what God reveals. Many facets of Christianity have the revelation of what is to come. They have the revelation and are waiting to see it happen. It will never happen for them. Paul tells the Corinthians in 2nd Cor. 13:

Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you fail the test?
6  But I trust that you will realize that we ourselves do not fail the test.

We too must test ourselves. Do we recognize Christ in us? Are we actively believing God for what we have heard, or do we just carry the revelation in a passive manner? Knowing something and believing something are two different things!

If we are sincere in our desire to walk in what God is now revealing, He will help us. He makes His grace available to us and we appropriate it. We will walk in His faith for all that He puts in our hearts.

 

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