The Enochian Rapture
Kristopher Shoemaker – Yehudah ben Shomeyr
And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him. – Gen. 5:24
This is perhaps one of the most baffling and mysterious passages in the Bible. The obvious question on everyone’s mind is, “What does that verse really mean!?”
Well, let’s take a look at some more bizarre passages in the Bible, as well as some extra-biblical literature and see if we can possibly piece together the meaning of Genesis 5:24.
And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. – Gen. 6:1-4
The “sons of God” in this verse refer to heavenly beings, some call angels, others call “Watchers,” and or former members of God’s Divine Counsel. They rebelled against God, came to earth and had hybrid children with these human women, specifically the descendants of Ham; the Canaanites. Hence the reason God wanted all the Canaanites wiped out when Israel came in to conquer the land. Their DNA was corrupted and they were no longer fully human and therefore could not be redeemed by the coming of the future Messiah, for He was born of a human virgin women and not an angelic-human hybrid. He came to redeem mankind, not fallen angels or their offspring.
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– Jude 1:6
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; - 2 Peter 2:4
Jude and Peter were quoting from the Book of Enoch (passages which I have quoted below). Enoch was read by and held in high esteem among the Jewish Believers of the first century.
“Stars of the Host of Heaven” is an idiom for these fallen heaven beings we are speaking of.
The word “hell” in 2 Peter 2:4 is the Greek word, “Tartarus” which is the Abyss that separates the two compartments of Sheol (hell/hades/grave/the underworld), one for the righteous dead and the other for the unrighteous dead which we see pictured in Yeshua’s story about Lazarus and the Rich Man. Abraham’s Bosom for the righteous and “hell” or in Hebrew “Gehenna” for the unrighteous. This Tartarus, this Abyss is where the rebellious fallen angels are imprisoned.
It is believed that Enoch was sent by God to pronounce judgement upon these unrepentant, fallen heavenly beings who pawned themselves off as gods to the masses. After which it is believed that he was transfigured (like in I Cor. 15:51-54) and taken up alive by God into heaven before these fallen beings could retaliate against him and because his mission on earth was finished and God did not want to leave him behind for other fallen heavenly beings that had not been imprisoned and were still on the loose to get their revenge for their comrades by killing Enoch.
We see in the Apostolic Scriptures that Enoch returned to the very place he was supposedly was sent to pronounce judgement upon these fallen “sons of God.” For the place where these rebellious heavenly agents descended to earth when they fell was Mount Hermon, the same as the Mount of Transfiguration (Matt. 17, Mark 9). By Yeshua and Enoch being on this mountain at that time sent a message to the fallen angels that were not imprisoned that their days were numbered and that He, Yeshua, had come to reclaim mankind from them and their influence and He was going to achieve this through obedience to the Law of God, which is why I believe Moses was present too.
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
Here Jude cites Enoch in reference to Messiah’s final return and judgement upon fallen angels and mankind, ultimately fulfilling what He set out to do when He was transfigured upon Mount Hermon. Notice too, Jude quotes Enoch and equates the LORD with Yeshua!