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The Book Of Enoch

Did you know that that Book of Enoch is quoted in the Book of Jude in the Bible? Many people will say that this is heresy, but really it is not. If you were to read this chapter in its entirety, and also have foreknowledge of Genesis 6 and 2 Peter 2, it would make sense that these disciples of God used this book as a teaching tool for the saints. And as for this study, we will begin with the most interesting part in Jude, which is verses 14 and 15. It read, 2“and Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, to execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.” (Jude 1:14,15) This is in reference to Enoch, who saw the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Of which he said that He will come with His saints in the clouds, where He will also execute judgement upon the wicked. People that are in sin will know this for a fact, for they will be convicted of their evil in this day. And where does this quote come from? Is it in the Bible? No, it is not. It is from the Book of Enoch, which was left out of the Bible. In chapter 1, verse 9, it reads, “and behold! He cometh with ten thousands of His holy ones. To execute judgement upon all, and to destroy all the ungodly: And to convict all flesh of all the works of their ungodliness which they have ungodly committed, and of all the hard things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.” (Enoch 1:9) As you can see, this is a direct quote from a book that was left out of the canon of the Bible. How interesting it is that before the canon process, that Jude used the Book of Enoch.

Peter also spoke of fallen angels, of which Jude refers to and quotes from as well. We will get to what Jude says next. As for Peter, he said, 1“for if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly.” (2 Peter 2:4,5) The part about Noah is key, for now we know around what timeframe the fallen angels did come and leave their first estate, which is heaven. It really puts the pieces together as to why there were giants upon the land before the flood and why God had to wipe them out, for they were corrupted. But how did this happen, we will learn this in Jude and in the book of Enoch together. In Enoch, chapter 6, it reads, “and it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto them beautiful and comely daughters. And the angels, the children of the heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another: ‘Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of men and beget us children.’ And Semjaza, who was their leader, said unto them: ‘I fear ye will not indeed agree to do this deed, and I alone shall have to pay the penalty of a great sin.’ And they all answered him and said: ‘Let us all swear an oath, and all bind ourselves by mutual imprecations.” (Enoch 6:1-4) This is also referenced in Jude, which we will read next. Now, before we get any further, we must ask the question, if Jude used the book of Enoch and now Peter, wouldn’t this book also have been important to them? If so, why was it thrown out of God’s Word during the canon process, of which Bible we use today?

As we read earlier, we know that Jude quoted from the book of Enoch, but did he reference that book twice in the same chapter? Yes, he did. Along with the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, Jude also referrers to angels who left heaven, in order to fornicate with women. These angels are now in chains, having no light but darkness until judgement day. These are the sons of God, which are referenced in Genesis 6. I wrote about them in the previous message, which I hope you read. Jude wrote, 2“and the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” (Jude 1:6,7) This refers to the verses above in the book of Enoch. It also references chapter 10 in the book of Enoch also. There, he refers to angels who are bound in darkness awaiting judgement. It reads, “and again the Lord said to Raphael: ‘Bind Azazel hand and foot, and cast him into the darkness: and make an opening in the desert, which is in Dudael, and cast him therein. And place upon him rough and jagged rocks, and cover him with darkness, and let him abide there for ever, and cover his face that he may not see light. And on the day of the great judgement he shall be cast into the fire. (Enoch 10:4-7) There is even more detail about the different angel’s punishments in the book of Enoch. What we have in Jude is simply a reference to what is spoken of in more detail in the book of Enoch. So why isn’t the book of Enoch a part of the Bible? You decide. As for me, since it was referenced and quoted from, there is no harm in reading it along with the Bible.

Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people will have an open heart and mind to things in the Bible and what it really says. That people will see past what their pastors have taught them in regards to the book of Enoch, but see what Jude and Peter said about it first. Lord, I know that this book would not be quoted from or referenced in the bible if it was not important for our day. Evil and wicked men may have removed this book during the canon process of the bible, but this is not stopping those people that see the worth of this book and still read it. Thank You, Lord, for also presersing this book of scripture till this day along with the Bible. I am amazed that we can still read it and not have to worry about any corruption to it. I am grateful to have in my hands the King James Bible, of which is not corrupted by men as well. It is when people start tampering with Your words is when we start to get these other translations like the ESV, NASB, NKJV, and others. They have crept into the world and have slowly taken out important verses and words from the Bible and added their own instead. This is so evil, but only a few people can see this, which is so sad. I am grateful that You have given me an open mind. If not, then I would also be defending my stance upon not using any other books but those in the canonized Bible. However, if You allowed Your own disciples to quote and use the book of Enoch, then praise the Lord. The Bible was not canonized then, and therefore, did not have grounds for removal yet of this important book, which Peter and Jude used. For this reason, I agree that Your words are pure and by taking out precious and important parts of it was not right. I am grateful for what I have now in the Bible, but also happy that you kept intact the Book of Enoch as well. I love You, Lord. Your Words are true. I just pray that people will see this as well. Amen.

Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.

2 Peter 2
12 Peter 2 (KJV)
1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;
7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:
8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)
9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:
10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.
11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.
12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;
13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;
14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:
15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
16 But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man’s voice forbad the madness of the prophet.
17 These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.
18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.
19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.
20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
Jude 1
2Jude 1 (KJV)
1 Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:
2 Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.
3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.
6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.
10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;
13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage.
17 But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;
18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.
19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.
20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
22 And of some have compassion, making a difference:
23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

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