Note: All the HIGHLIGHTING are mine!
In my previous in-depth study, I wrote the following information which is quoted below:
Beginning of quote:
1Peter 3:20 Which SOMETIME WERE DISOBEDIENT, when once the long-suffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
The key words are “SOMETIME WERE DISOBEDIENT!”
This represents a contingent of righteous people who sinned, confessed and repented from wrong doing! And they were protected and delivered from the flood.
WHERE WERE THEY WHEN THE FLOOD COVERED THE WHOLE WORLD?
If the population of the world during the Days of Noah were also about seven billions strong, and among them, the scripture said were ONLY SOMETIME DISOBEDIENT, where as the Law then was NOT as yet been established, why did they have to perish by the flood which represented the wrath of GOD upon the sinful world? Or did they drown and perish?
The book of Jasher filled in what is missing from other ancient scripts as follows:
 And the Lord said, I will blot out man that I created from the face of the earth, yea from man to the birds of the air, together with cattle and beasts that are in the field for I repent that I made them.  AND ALL MEN WHO WALKED IN THE WAYS OF THE LORD, DIED IN THOSE DAYS, BEFORE THE LORD BROUGHT THE EVIL UPON MAN WHICH HE HAD DECLARED, FOR THIS WAS FROM THE LORD, THAT THEY SHOULD NOT SEE THE EVIL WHICH THE LORD SPOKE OF CONCERNING THE SONS OF MEN.
End of quote.
In case you find the above excerpt is somewhat intriguing, here is the link to the previous article, keeping in mind to read this and the previous linked article in its entirety, both of which has never been preached before:
SINS BEFORE THE LAW; CONFESSION AND REPENTANT; UNPARDONABLE SIN http://wp.me/p3jyMk-18K
There are two ancient books of parable that were “erroneously” excluded from the canonized scriptures; the Book of Jasher and the Book of Enoch.
Enoch wrote the following prophetic passage, its fulfilment seems to be taking place presently as we can see that a lot of scholars of prophecy are making reference to these books.
“The Book of Enoch is divided into five basic parts, but it is the The Book of Parables (37-71) which gives scholars the most trouble for it is primarily concerned with a figure called “THE MESSIAH”; “THE RIGHTEOUS ONE”; “THE CHOSEN ONE” and “THE SON OF MAN.”
Chapter 46:1-2  There I beheld the Ancient of days whose head was like white wool, AND WITH HIM ANOTHER, WHOSE COUNTENANCE RESEMBLED THAT OF A MAN. His countenance was full of majesty, like that of one of the kodesh angels. Then I inquired of one of the angels, who went with me, and who showed me every secret thing, concerning this SON OF MAN; who he was; whence he was; and why he accompanied the Ancient of days.  He answered and said to me, THIS IS THE SON OF MAN, TO WHOM RIGHTEOUSNESS BELONGS; WITH WHOM RIGHTEOUSNESS HAS DWELT; AND WHO WILL REVEAL ALL THE TREASURES OF THAT WHICH IS CONCEALED: for YAHWEH of spirits has chosen him; and his portion has surpassed all before YAHWEH of spirits in everlasting uprightness.”
The opening verses of the Book of Enoch tell us that the revelations in this book were not meant for Enoch’s generation, rather a remote generation, and of course the book would make more sense to the generations after YAHSHUA Messiah. We know that the early Messianic Assemblies made use of the Book of Enoch, but it was then all but lost, until recent times. PERHAPS THIS BOOK WAS MEANT FOR OUR GENERATION, AS IT IS WIDELY AVAILABLE TODAY AFTER BEING CONCEALED FOR OVER A MILLENNIUM.
(Enoch 1:1-3) The words of the blessing of Enoch, wherewith he blessed THE ELECT AND RIGHTEOUS, WHO WILL BE LIVING IN THE DAY OF TRIBULATION, when all the wicked and the ones that know not YAHWEH and YAHSHUA are to be removed. And he took up his parable and said – Enoch a righteous man, whose eyes were opened by YAHWEH, saw the vision of the Kodesh One in the heavens, which the malakim showed me, and from them I heard everything, AND FROM THEM I UNDERSTOOD AS I SAW, BUT NOT FOR THIS GENERATION, BUT FOR A REMOTE ONE WHICH IS FOR TO COME.
Enoch in Hebrew is Hanoch”
How do verses of the book of Enoch line up with the New Testament? Let me quote a few verses which you can fully access the rest by the link: http://www.stargods.org/EnochQuoted.htm
THE BOOK OF ENOCH Quoted in the New Testament
The Gospel scriptures here are taken from the King James Version of the Holy Bible
Book of Enoch [c. 150 B.C.]
Enoch lxiv 4
And a voice was heard from heaven.
And lo, a voice from heaven, saying.
Enoch vi 9
The elect shall possess light, joy, and peace, and they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Enoch l 2,4,5
He shall select the righteous and holy from among them; for the day of their salvation has approached … and they shall become angels in heaven. Their countenances shall be bright with joy … The earth shall rejoice; and the elect possess it.
Your redemption draweth nigh.
In the resurrection … they are as the angels of heaven.
Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of the Father.
Enoch xciii 7
Those, too, who acquire gold and silver, shall justly and suddenly perish. Woe to you who are rich, for in your riches have you trusted; but from your riches you shall be removed.
Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
Woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.
Enoch xcvi 6,7,25
Woe unto you, sinners, who say, we are rich, possess wealth, and have acquired everything which we can desire. Now then will we do whatsoever we are disposed to do; for we have amassed silver; our barns are full … They shall surely die suddenly.
Compare the parable of the rich man whose barns were full, and who said to himself, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years, take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee.
Enoch cv 26
And I will place each of them on a throne of glory, of glory peculiarly his own.
Ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel…
End of quote!
Before Noah’s Flood, Jasher 4 declares: AND ALL MEN WHO WALKED IN THE WAYS OF THE LORD, DIED IN THOSE DAYS, BEFORE THE LORD BROUGHT THE EVIL UPON MAN WHICH HE HAD DECLARED, FOR THIS WAS FROM THE LORD, THAT THEY SHOULD NOT SEE THE EVIL WHICH THE LORD SPOKE OF CONCERNING THE SONS OF MEN.
As I have shared in the previous article, In the Days of Noah, there were some great number of people “WHO WALKED IN THE WAYS OF THE LORD” who died so “THAT THEY SHOULD NOT SEE THE EVIL WHICH THE LORD SPOKE OF CONCERNING THE SONS OF MEN.”
From the above passage, we can surely come to the conclusion that OUR ALL POWERFUL GOD PRESERVED THOSE THAT ARE HIS, EVEN FROM PAST TRIBULATION (World-wide Flood).
DID THEY REALLY ALL DIED AS WRITTEN ABOVE? To the writer of the Book of Jasher, the disappearance of a great number of population without proper explanation…the most logical thing to say is “they died!”
Sure, a great number of them would have died through the normal attrition in the course of 120 years of grace period!
The Lord GOD was patient enough to wait for the unrighteous to repent as the following verse declares: Jasher 6: 22 AND NOAH ANSWERED THEM, SAYING, BEHOLD NOW THAT YOU SEE THE TROUBLE OF YOUR SOULS, YOU WISH TO RETURN TO THE LORD; why did you not return during these hundred and twenty years, which the Lord granted you as the determined period?
According to the above verse, one hundred and twenty years had elapsed; an appreciable long period of time THE LORD, waited for those sinners to repent or return to the LORD, before the WATERY TRIBULATION took place. Thus, it is quite possible that a great number of THOSE WHO WALKED ACCORDING TO THE WAYS OF THE LORD, DIED NATURAL AND PEACEFUL DEATH.
Then, where did the ASSUMPTION of PRE-FLOOD RAPTURE come from?
 When at that time Enoch heard this he went and assembled all the inhabitants of the earth, and taught them wisdom and knowledge and gave them divine instructions, and he said to them, I have been required to ascend into heaven, I therefore do not know the day of my going. AND NOW THEREFORE I WILL TEACH YOU WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE AND WILL GIVE YOU INSTRUCTION BEFORE I LEAVE YOU, HOW TO ACT UPON EARTH WHEREBY YOU MAY LIVE; AND HE DID SO.  AND HE TAUGHT THEM WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE, AND GAVE THEM INSTRUCTION, AND HE REPROVED THEM, AND HE PLACED BEFORE THEM STATUTES AND JUDGMENTS TO DO UPON EARTH, AND HE MADE PEACE AMONGST THEM, AND HE TAUGHT THEM EVERLASTING LIFE, AND DWELT WITH THEM SOME TIME TEACHING THEM ALL THESE THINGS.
 And at that time the sons of men were with Enoch, and Enoch was speaking to them, and they lifted up their eyes and the likeness of a great horse descended from heaven, and the horse paced in the air;  And they told Enoch what they had seen, and ENOCH SAID TO THEM, ON MY ACCOUNT DOES THIS HORSE DESCEND UPON EARTH; THE TIME IS COME WHEN I MUST GO FROM YOU AND I SHALL NO MORE BE SEEN BY YOU.  And the horse descended at that time and stood before Enoch, and all the sons of men that were with Enoch saw him.
 AND ENOCH THEN AGAIN ORDERED A VOICE TO BE PROCLAIMED, SAYING, WHERE IS THE MAN WHO DELIGHTETH TO KNOW THE WAYS OF THE LORD HIS GOD, LET HIM COME THIS DAY TO ENOCH BEFORE HE IS TAKEN FROM US.
 And all the sons of men assembled and came to Enoch that day; and all the kings of the earth with their princes and counselors remained with him that day; and Enoch then taught the sons of men wisdom and knowledge, and gave them divine instruction; and he bade them serve the Lord and walk in his ways all the days of their lives, and he continued to make peace amongst them.
 AND IT WAS AFTER THIS THAT HE ROSE UP AND RODE UPON THE HORSE; AND HE WENT FORTH AND ALL THE SONS OF MEN WENT AFTER HIM, ABOUT EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND MEN; AND THEY WENT WITH HIM ONE DAY’S JOURNEY.
 And the second day he said to them, Return home to your tents, why will you go? perhaps you may die; and SOME OF THEM WENT FROM HIM, and those that remained went with him six day’s journey; and Enoch said to them every day, Return to your tents, lest you may die; but they were not willing to return, and they went with him.
 AND ON THE SIXTH DAY SOME OF THE MEN REMAINED AND CLUNG TO HIM, AND THEY SAID TO HIM, WE WILL GO WITH THEE TO THE PLACE WHERE THOU GOEST; AS THE LORD LIVETH, DEATH ONLY SHALL SEPARATE US. And they urged so much to go with him, that he ceased speaking to them; and they went after him and would not return;
 And when the kings returned they caused a census to be taken, in order to know the number of remaining men that went with Enoch; AND IT WAS UPON THE SEVENTH DAY THAT ENOCH ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN IN A WHIRLWIND, WITH HORSES AND CHARIOTS OF FIRE.
 And on the eighth day all the kings that had been with Enoch sent to bring back the number of men that were with Enoch, in that place from which he ascended into heaven. And all those kings went to the place and they found the earth there filled with snow,and upon the snow were large stones of snow, and one said to the other, COME, LET US BREAK THROUGH THE SNOW AND SEE, PERHAPS THE MEN THAT REMAINED WITH ENOCH ARE DEAD, AND ARE NOW UNDER THE STONES OF SNOW, AND THEY SEARCHED BUT COULD NOT FIND HIM, FOR HE HAD ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN.
From verse 38 above, since no corpses were to be found, we can infer that, ALONG WITH ENOCH, THEY TOO, WERE TAKEN UP OR RAPTURED.
So, from time past, the Lord GOD, faithfully keep and protect people who delight in knowing His ways and obey His instructions. In the time to come, we take comfort in knowing that the same deliverance from harms He had bestowed upon the ancient believers who were lifted up with Enoch, is much more so guaranteed through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, who rose from the death and ascended to His kingdom and who will fetch us away from Tribulation to come which represents the Lord GOD’s wrath:
1 Thessalonian 1:10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come…[5:9] For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ…
And for the people of the world; the Son of GOD foretold and we have seen samples of them of:
Luke 21:11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven…  And THERE SHALL BE SIGNS IN THE SUN, AND IN THE MOON, AND IN THE STARS; AND UPON THE EARTH DISTRESS OF NATIONS, WITH PERPLEXITY; the sea and the waves roaring;
Let us witness PERPLEXED POWER THAT BE in the following video report:
ASTEROIDS HEADING TO EARTH? PRAY, SAYS NASA MARCH 20, 2013
Published on Mar 20, 2013
When asked NASA Administrator Charles Bolden What would we do if we detected an asteroid small like the one that hit Russia and headed for New York City in Three weeks? The answer was: if it’s coming in three weeks, pray. (Read more http://www.gabehash.com/)
Believe in the Lord GOD, YAHWEH and His begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, confess your sins and repent and you will be saved and delivered from GOD’s wrath which is to come.
the voice of one crying in this darkened world