Friday 28 June 2019

The Prodigal Son Luke 15:11-32

The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32)

The Jewish leaders were complaining about the attitude of Jesus toward the " tax collectors and sinners." Jesus' message made a strong appeal to some of these transgressors of the law, and many had already "come to themselves" and were starting life afresh. But apparently the Jewish leaders objected to this rehabilitation work for those whom they regarded as permanent outcasts. It is easy to recognize these "tax collectors and sinners" in the "prodigal" and the religious leaders of the day in the "elder brother."

"The unchanging love of the Father" While this parable has always been known as the parable of the Prodigal Son, it should be noted that it actually deals with the activities of two sons; and the real emphasis is upon the loving and forgiving attitude of the father. The father gave the inheritance to the younger son and then forgave him after "he had spent all."

 Later the father also forgave the complaining elder brother. The father's love is seen at its best in these activities, and the story clearly points to the forgiving love of God, our Father.

The "younger son" represents what is sometimes referred to as "human nature," with its desires of the flesh and the tendency to break away from all supposed restraints of home, seeking its pleasures in the "far country."

The "elder brother" represents what may be termed the religious side of our nature; and under certain conditions this may develop a "holier than thou" attitude. However, in both instances a change is possible through repentance.

Note how the younger son "came to himself," and there was then a complete change in his thoughts and activities. Above all, recognize the love of the father (as shown in this parable) as a symbol of the forgiving, unchanging love of God, our Heavenly Father; and know that He is ever ready to receive His wayward children back into his house.

The Lost Sheep Luke 15:3-7

The Lost Sheep Luke 15:3-7

 3 So He spoke this parable to them, saying: 4 “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it?
5 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 
6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbours, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ 
7 I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.

what do the shepherd and the sheep represent? The shepherd represents the Christ, the Master, redeeming and protecting a believer's thoughts; the sheep represent these thoughts after they have been assembled and disciplined.

What is the standard of godliness of which Jesus is the great example? The standard of godliness for all believers is divine perfection. “Ye therefore shall be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

What must we first do in order to conform to the Christ standard of godliness?

To conform to the standard set by Jesus Christ, the first great demonstration is to overcome the errors of the mind that are formed by wrong thinking.

What does the one sheep that has gone astray represent? The one sheep that has gone astray represents an error thought that has separated itself from the Lord and the sheepfold.

Why should there be more rejoicing over the finding of the one lost sheep than over the “ninety and nine” that had not gone astray?

One may be ninety-nine per cent perfect and yet remain outside the kingdom. David was a man after God's own heart, yet he did not enter the kingdom of heaven because he was a man of war. When we are almost perfect, yet not able to realize the glory of heaven because of some lost or hidden thought, we rejoice more over the restoration of that one thought than over all the thoughts that are secure in the good. “There shall be joy in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine righteous persons, who need no repentance.”

Jesus Parables as a Historical sequence

parables as a prophetic sequence
parables as a Historical sequence

The complete set of parables in Matthew 13 is worth considering as a prophetic sequence. Is it just accident that they appear to have special relevance to the changing fortunes of the Church over the centuries? Their ready conformity to a Historical sequence is certainly impressive.

1. The parable of the Sower is specially appropriate to the early days of the church, when the message was being proclaimed far and wide.

2. But almost immediately came another age when to the pure gospel of the kingdom there were added many false unbiblical notions-the Tares.

3. As time went on the church became more and more powerful and materialistic, so that many political forces deemed alliance with the church well worth seeking.  This is the mustard tree with the birds of the air in its branches.

4. Ultimately the Dark Ages set in.  Truth was completely obscured.  “The whole was leavened.”

5. With the sudden availability of printed Bibles in the 16th century a dramatic change took place.  Men discovered Truth for themselves like treasure hid in a field, not because they were looking for it, but simply because they now had access to the Bible.

6. However, since the Reformation sectarianism has multiply.  Today there are churches in abundance.  All of them have no truth to offer.  But those who knows the true gospel message are they who have found the pearl of great.  This pearl of great price is so manifestly superior that a man is glad to let go all the rest for the sake of this one.  This is the position today.

7. Before very long the Lord’s drag-net of judgment will have its fulfilment when the catch will be found to include a mystical number of great fishes (Jn. 21:11).

The Tree of Life in the Book of Enoch

the tree of life in the book of enoch

XXIV-XXV. The Seven Mountains in the North-West and the Tree of Life.
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And from thence I went to another place of the earth, and he showed me a mountain range of fire which burnt day and night. And I went beyond it and saw seven magnificent mountains all differing each from the other, and the stones (thereof) were magnificent and beautiful, magnificent as a whole, of glorious appearance and fair exterior: three towards the east, one founded on the other, and three towards the south, one upon the other, and deep rough ravines, no one of which joined with any other. And the seventh mountain was in the midst of these, and it excelled them in height, resembling the seat of a throne: and fragrant trees encircled the throne. And amongst them was a tree such as I had never yet smelt, neither was any amongst them nor were others like it: it had a fragrance beyond all fragrance, and its leaves and blooms and wood wither not for ever: and its fruit is beautiful, and its fruit n resembles the dates of a palm. Then I said: ‘How beautiful is this tree, and fragrant, and its leaves are fair, and its blooms very delightful in appearance.’ Then answered Michael, one of the holy and honoured angels who was with me, and was their leader.

Enoch visited another part of the earth beyond a burning range of mountains, where he beheld in the midst of six mountains a seventh mountain more lofty than the others. This mountain is to be the throne of God where the Great King will sit when He visits the earth. Near the throne Enoch saw the tree of life,

This tree is reserved until the coming of the kingdom and serves as the means by which men regain their lost state of blessedness. Its fruit, brings longevity of happiness on earth. The coming of the kingdom will involve the transplanting of the tree of life to the holy place, to the temple of the Lord on earth (25:5). The kingdom is thus to center in Palestine with Jerusalem as its capital. The marvelous effects of the tree of life are described in these words.

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 4. And as for this fragrant tree no mortal is permitted to touch it till the great judgement, when He shall take vengeance on all and bring (everything) to its consummation for ever. It shall then be given to the righteous and holy. 5. Its fruit shall be for food to the elect: it shall be transplanted to the holy place, to the temple of the Lord, the Eternal King.

6 Then shall they rejoice with joy and be glad,
And into the holy place shall they enter;
And its fragrance shall be in their bones,
And they shall live a long life on earth,
Such as thy fathers lived:
And in their days shall no ⌈⌈sorrow or⌉⌉ plague
Or torment or calamity touch them.'

7 Then blessed I the God of Glory, the Eternal King, who hath prepared such things for the righteous, and hath created them and promised to give to them.

the day of judgment which will restore the divinely intended order to the world. Sinners will be destroyed while the righteous enter into larger blessings, which are described in terms both of human happiness and spiritual well-being.

ENOCH 50:5 Their countenance shall be bright with joy; for in those days shall the Elect One 
be exalted.

MATT. 13:43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father.

Enoch's Ascension into Heaven The Book of Enoch chapter 70

Enoch's Ascension into Heaven The Book of Enoch chapter 70

3. Concerning the elect I said, and took up my parable concerning them but not for this generation, but for a remote one which is for to come. (in the Last Days)."]

The Book of Enoch chapter 70

1. And it came to pass after this that his name during his lifetime was raised aloft to that Son of Man and to the Lord of Spirits from amongst those who dwell on the earth.
2. And he was raised aloft on the chariots of the spirit and his name vanished among them.
3. And from that day I was no longer numbered amongst them: and he set me between the two winds, between the North and the West, where the angels who measured for me the place for the elect and righteous.
4. And there I saw the first fathers and the righteous who from the beginning dwell in that place.

The Book of Enoch chapter 71 1. Afterwards my spirit was concealed, ascending into the heavens. I beheld the sons of the holy angels treading on flaming fire, whose garments and robes were white, and whose countenances were transparent as crystal.

The meaning of Enoch

Enoch, means--founder; teacher; instructor;. One Trained Up; Inaugurated that is, dedicated, initiated

Enoch was the man who walked with God and was translated, so has not to see death but that does not mean that he did not die (Heb. 11:5).

Enoch is symbolic of that which each of us can become, and for which all humanity was destined from the very beginning

The name Enoch means "founder," or "instructor," Enoch walked with God. He was translated into the spiritual consciousness. Enoch represents the gateway into and instruction in the new life in Christ.

In the book of Enoch we should understand Enoch's ascension into heaven has a state of of peace and harmony which is symbolised by heaven;

Enoch is the gateway into and instruction in a new state of thought, or understanding. In the case of Enoch who walked with God, the new state of thought would be spiritual consciousness, the new life in Christ.

Abel, Enoch, Noah, and Abraham are represent states or conditions that are higher in the scale than the purely carnal or fleshly. By faith they all made connection with the abiding realities of the Gospel.

Enoch symbolises the highest or climactic point of the ascent for which man is destined to strive, and in this refined image perfect man is superior to the angels.

ascension--The ascending or progressive unfoldment of a believer from the carnal to the spiritual. It is measured by three degrees or states of consciousness: first, the carnal; second, the mental; and third, the spiritual. Enoch first manifested Himself as the man on the physical plane, from which He was translated to the mental; from thence He ascended to the spiritual. The ascension is the final step in the attainment of the Christ consciousness.

Why was “Enoch” taken up by a whirlwind into heaven?   The ascent of Enoch was a precursor of the experience that Jesus went through, when at the ascension he was “taken up in a cloud.”

Enoch was taken by a whirlwind into heaven: that is the positive or dominant element of the mind of Enoch must be taken by Yahweh into a state of peace and harmony which is symbolised by heaven;

What is the meaning of the taking of Enoch into heaven in the chariot of spirit? It represents a change that takes place in consciousness,

The carnal mind of Enoch is lifted up in Spirit,

the place for the elect and righteous is the spiritual consciousness which is symbolised by heaven;

Leviathan and Behemoth Book of Enoch

Leviathan and Behemoth 

A Fragment from the lost Apocalypse of Noah

 A Fragment of the Book of Noah

The Book of Enoch [Chapter 60]

Noah reads from a parable from the writings of Enoch. This is confirmed in verss 9 where my grandfather was taken up, the seventh from Adam, the first man whom the Lord of Spirits created

Or, "my [great-] grandfather was taken up, the seventh from Adam" (Charles, p. 155). This implies that this section of the book was written by Noah, Enoch's descendant, rather than Enoch. Scholars have speculated that this portion of the book may contain fragments of the lost Apocalypse of Noah.

In the five hundredth year, and in the seventh month, on the fourteenth day of the month Noah saw the heaven of heavens shaking the Ancient of Days was sitting on the Throne of His Glory, while the angels and holy ones were standing around Him. A great trembling came upon him Noah fell upon his face (a symbol of  death). Prince Michael, a holy angel, one of the holy ones, was sent and he raised him up. (a symbol of the Resurrection)

the Ancient of Days is the Lord Jesus Christ and the Throne of His Glory is the Throne of his Father king David

60:2 And when he raised me, my spirit returned; for I was incapable of enduring this vision of violence, and the quaking of the heaven (Heb. 12:26-29).

60:3 Then holy Michael said to me: Why art thou disturbed at this vision?

60:4 Until now has existed the Period of Mercy (The age of grace or the gospel age the times of the gentiles); and He has been merciful and long-suffering towards all who dwell upon the Earth (Ps. 86:15; Isa. 42:14; 2 Pet. 3:9).

60:5 But when the time shall come, then shall the power, the punishment, and the Judgement take place, that the Lord of Spirits (The Eternal Spirit The Father Yahweh) has prepared for those who prostrate themselves to The Judgement of Righteousness (The Judgement of Christ), for those who dispute that Judgement, and for those who take His name in vain.

60:6 That day has been prepared for the Elect as a day of Covenant; and for sinners as a day of inquisition.

60:7 In that day shall be separated from one another two monsters (redistribution of their wealth); a female monster (Rev. 17:1), whose name is Leviathan (CHURCH) dwelling in the depths of the "sea" (Ps. 65:7), above the springs of "waters" (Rev. 17:15);

60:8 And a male (Rev. 17:2), whose name is Behemoth (STATE) 
who occupied with his breast a waste wilderness.

The 'Synagogue of Satan' works on TWO FRONTS: CHURCH and STATE.

the CHURCH IS ONLY PART; there are TWO BEASTS that enslave men: Church and State.



The Book of Enoch is the little scroll of Revelation 10

Rev. 10:10 And I took the little book (the book of Enoch) out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten (digested) it, my belly was bitter.
10:11 And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy AGAIN before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings [This CLEARLY SAYS that the 'little book' the book of Enoch is for the end times for the last generation and will be MADE AVAILABLE DURING THE TIME OF THE END].

The little scroll is The Book of Enoch?!! This is why it has been fiercely hidden and kept out of the canon! And all the while, perhaps it is God's plan? I am only speculating. To this day scholars still carefully avodi  it, emphasizing "it is not canon" yet they still refer to it! To me it seems all the more reason to read The Book of Enoch.

 The book written by Enoch-[Enoch indeed wrote this complete doctrine of wisdom, (which is) praised of all men and a judge of all the earth] for all my children who shall dwell on the earth. And for the future generations who shall observe uprightness and peace.

there are many parallels with Enoch and the book of Revelation as well as other apocalypses. God inspired it and intentionally placed images and phrases from other prophets in order that we should go and examine those prophets to see the bigger picture; to unlock various prophecies. Revelation is a like a reference book explaining the bigger picture which was unclear or hidden before Jesus' revelation. it is basically for the elect in the end times

The Book of Revelation has the same message with the book of Enoch.

The end event is singular and established by Yahweh. So john and Enoch saw the end event.

So the book of Enoch corroborates perfectly with the book of revelation, along with the other prophets in the canon. but one has to dig this out for themselves and see it for themselves. if they are read together making comparisons, it can clearly be seen that Enoch is inspired.

all the prophets give us the same picture of the end times and the judgment seat. the Father authenticates and confirms His Word.

Enoch 1:9 “ 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.

Revelation 19:14 14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. 15 Now out of His mouth goes a sharp[g] sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:

ENOCH 9:3 ... Then they said to their Lord, the King, Thou art Lord of lords, God of gods,
King of kings. The throne of thy glory is for ever and ever, and for ever and ever is thy name
sanctified and glorified. Thou art blessed and glorified.

ENOCH 47:1 In that day the prayer of the holy and the righteous, and the blood of the

righteous, shall ascend from the earth into the presence of the Lord of spirits.

REV. 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost

thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

Rev 19:15 Now Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty..

ENOCH 61:4 The word of his mouth shall destroy all the sinners and all the ungodly, who shall

perish at his presence.
5 In that day shall all the kings, the princes, the exalted, and those who possess the earth, stand
up, behold, and perceive, that he is sitting on the throne of his glory; that before him the saints
shall be judged in righteousness;
6 And that nothing, which shall be spoken before him, shall be spoken in vain.
7 Trouble shall come upon them, as upon a woman in travail, whose labour is severe, when her
child comes to the mouth of the womb, and she finds it difficult to bring forth. 

compare revelation 12

8 One portion of them shall look upon another. They shall be astonished, and shall humble their
9 And trouble shall seize them, when they shall behold this Son of woman sitting upon the throne
of his glory.

REV. 6:15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief

captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the
dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth
on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

We will all partake of that cup (THE GREAT TRIBULATION) - Unless you READ the "little book" AND DO WHAT IT TOLD YOU TO DO...

enoch chapter one a message for the last days

In Chapter One, Enoch is called to declare events that will take place in the last generation, in visions given to him by God. In the visions, he describes Jesus' Second Coming with the saints, and the judgement of the unrighteous).

1 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 godless are to be removed.

1.) [*The words of the blessings of Enoch, wherewith he blessed the Elect (the Redeemed Jews) and (the) Righteous (the Redeemed Gentiles), who will be living in the day of tribulation (the last 10 years that are left of the times of the Gentiles just prior to Jesus' return), when all the (unredeemed) wicked and godless (sinners) are to be (judged by Jesus. On the day Jesus sets up the kingdom upon  the earth, He will separate the sheep "the Redeemed" from the goats "the unredeemed." At which time, the "goats" the unredeemed will be) removed (from the earth, and cast into the Lake of Fire).]

(NOTE: When Jesus returns to the earth, He will send His Angels out to the far corners of the earth and the heavens and gather in all who remain alive, and conduct what the Bible calls the "Separation of the Sheep and the Goats." The Goats are the people who have fallen away from the truth. They are the cursed however to the sheep he says,  “Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.”

THE GOATS, the "unredeemed," will be cast into the Lake of Fire, where they will be tortured with the second death never to live again

THE SHEEP, the "Redeemed," will live with Jesus on earth for a 1000 years, after which, He will hand over the kingdom to his father and than god will be all in all and than death will be know more.)

BIBLE REFERENCE see Revelation Chapter 14 and 20

2 And he took up his parable and said -Enoch a righteous man, whose eyes were opened by God, saw the vision of the Holy One in the heavens, which the angels 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.

[*And he took up his parable [so that while SEEING, they may see and not perceive, and while HEARING, they may hear and not UNDERSTAND;] and said "Enoch, a righteous man, whose eyes were opened by God, saw the vision of the Holy One (God) in the heavens, which the Angels (of God) showed me and from them, I heard everything; and from them, I understood as I saw, but (what I saw, and what I heard was) not for this (my) generation, but for a remote one which is 3.) for to come (in the Last Days)."]

but not for this generation, but for a remote one which is for to come. (in the Last Days)."] (The generation "to come" that Enoch alludes to in Verse 3. above is this generation, "Our Generation.
" The generation that will see the climax of all the dreams, visions, insights, experiences and wisdom given to Enoch by God concerning the last generation come to pass

(Matthew 24:1-51, Mark 13-14 and Luke 21:1-32 describe the events what will take place in the last generation.

After describing the events that will take place in the last generation, both Matthew and Mark conclude with this statement:)

BIBLE REFERENCE: [*MATTHEW 24:32 and LUKE 21:32 Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door. I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away, until all these things have happened.] NIV

(The passage above "All these things" refered to in MATTHEW 24:32 and LUKE 21:32 include the taking away of the Church to the Judgement site of christ, the invasion of Israel by Russia and her Arab allies. The Last Generation began on May 15, 1948 the day Israel was reborn as a nation).

3 Concerning the elect I said, and took up my parable concerning them: The Holy Great One will come forth from His dwelling,
4 And the eternal God will tread upon the earth, (even) on Mount Sinai, [And appear from His camp] And appear in the strength of His might from the heaven of heavens.

(Verses 4. below describe the Second Coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ. To Mount Sinai)

Concerning the Elect (the Redeemed), I (Enoch) said and took up my parable concerning them. [*The Holy Great One (who is Jesus Christ) will come forth from His dwelling (place in the Third Heaven, from His Throne in the sides of the North).
And the Eternal God (Jesus and the glorified saints) will tread upon the earth, even on Mount Sinai, and appear from His camp (marching to Jerusalem) and appear in the strength of His might from the Heaven of Heavens.] ( His throne in the Jerusalem, the Heaven of Heavens is the political heavens)

The Eternal God is the son of man the multitudinous Christ

Exodus 19:16-20 – a foretaste of Christ’s return

(And the whole church will be gathered to Mount Sinai on the day of His appearing He  will appear with the Angels of God. And for 10 years the Judgement site of christ will take place near its at the same time the invasion of Israel by Russia and her Arab allies will take place after the judgement  christ and the saints with the Angels of God will make their way to the Mount of Olives,

Song of Solomon 3:6 says this: “Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke?  

These are the verses that show that the route of the second coming of Jesus Christ at Mount Sinai and ends at the Mount of Olives; Zechariah 14, Habakkuk 3, Isaiah 63, Psalm 68, Judges 5, and Deuteronomy 33. 

 This gives us the rout that our Lord is going to take when He comes back at the Second Advent.

From Sinai into the Holy: Psalm 68:17

“The chariots of God twenty thousand thousands of angels, the Lord among them, Sinai into the holy”.

“With mighty chariotry, twice ten thousand, thousands upon thousands, the Lord came from Sinai into the holy place”.

The companion Bible reads: “from Sinai into his sanctuary”.

The starting point is Sinai, and the place arrived at is his sanctuary at Zion.

the chariots of God, the cherubic manifestation, coming from Sinai to the Sanctuary. Israel did not come to Zion when they took the land under Joshua. But the saints will come to Zion, and “ascend into the hill of the Lord”, and “stand in his holy place” (Psalm 24). So the words are a prophecy of a future happening, not a record of the past; this coming from Sinai to the Sanctuary is future.

5 And all shall be smitten with fear and the Watchers shall quake, and great fear and trembling shall seize them unto the ends of the earth.

5.) [*And all (who dwell on the earth) shall (see Him and) be smitten with fear and the Watchers (the church leaders and the world rulers who rebelled against God and joined the beast) shall quake, and great fear and trembling shall seize them unto the ends of the earth].

(the saints will appear with Jesus at His Second Coming, they will participate in the judgment against the earth and against the unredeemed who dwell on the earth. This responsibility is for all the holy saints see Psalm 149).

6 And the high mountains shall be shaken, and the high hills shall be made low, and shall melt like wax before the flame

6.) [*And the high mountains shall be shaken, and the high hills shall be made low (on the day Jesus returns and establishes peace on earth for a 1000 years)].

7 And the earth will moved, and everything that is on the earth will be destroyed, and there will be judgement upon all, and upon all the righteous. (men).

7.) and there shall be a judgment upon all (the unredeemed sinners who dwell on the earth from the beginning to that day).

8 But with the righteous, He will make peace. And will protect the elect, and mercy shall be upon them. And they shall all belong to God, and they shall all be blessed. And He will help them all, And light shall appear unto them, And He will make peace with them'.

8.) But with the Righteous (the Redeemed), He (Jesus) will make peace (with them unto eternal life) and (He) will protect the Elect (the Redeemed Jews and the Redeemed Gentiles, who survive the battle of Armageddon). And mercy shall be upon them. And they shall all belong to God;  and they shall all be blessed. And He will help them all, and (the) Light (that is the Light of Christ) shall appear unto them and He (Jesus) will make peace with them.

(Verse 9. continues to describe Jesus' Second Coming with His saints, and the judgment of the unrighteous who dwell on the earth.)

9 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.

9.) [*And Behold! He (Jesus) cometh with ten thousands of His holy ones (the Angels of God, and the Redeemed Jews and the Redeemed Gentiles, who have been taken to Sinai, prior to the invasion of Israel by Russia and her Arab allies) to execute judgment upon all (the unrighteous), and to destroy all the ungodly (unredeemed sinners who dwell on the earth): And to convict all flesh of all the works of their ungodliness which they have ungodly committed (against the Redeemed) and of all the hard things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him (God)].

The rebuilt temple in the Book of Enoch

The rebuilt temple in the Book of Enoch

The Letter of BARNABAS QUOTES FROM the Book of ENOCH

Barnabas 4:3
The last offence is at hand, concerning which the scripture speaketh, as Enoch saith. For to this end the Master hath cut the seasons and the days short, that His beloved might hasten and come to His

Barnabas 16:5
Again, it was revealed how the city and the temple and the people of Israel should be betrayed. For the scripture saith; And it shall be in the last days, that the Lord shall deliver up the sheep of the pasture and the fold and the tower thereof to destruction. And it came to pass as the Lord spake.

This shows us that 'Barnabas' considered the first book of Enoch to be canonical by calling it scripture.

Enoch 89.56 And I saw that He forsook that their house and their tower and gave them all into the hand of the lions, to tear and devour them, into the hand of all the wild beasts.

Barnabas 16:6
But let us enquire whether there be any temple of God. There is; in the place where he himself undertakes to make and finish it. For it is written And it shall come to pass, when the week is being accomplished, the temple of God shall be built gloriously in the name of the Lord.

Enoch 91.13 And, at its end, they will acquire Houses because of their righteousness, and a House will be built for the Great King in Glory, forever.

Jesus will supervise the building of a glorious Temple in Jerusalem and be involved with the worship therein.

"After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and set it up: that the residue of men might seek after the Lord..." (Acts 15:16,17)

Behold, the man whose name is the Branch (a title of Christ); and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the Lord; even he shall build the temple of the Lord; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne; and the counsel of peace shall be between them both" (Zechariah 6:12-13).

"My house shall be called an house of prayer for all people" (Isaiah 56:7).

The Parable of the Fallen Watchers 1Enoch

The parable of the fallen Watchers

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 godless⌉ are to be removed. 2. And he took up his parable and said--Enoch a righteous man, whose eyes were opened by God, saw the vision of the Holy One in the heavens, ⌈which⌉ the angels 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. 

3. Concerning the elect I said, and took up my parable concerning them but not for this generation, but for a remote one which is for to come. (in the Last Days)."
The Last Days

1Enoch 1:3. Concerning the elect I said, and took up my parable concerning them but not for this generation, but for a remote one which is for to come.

(The generation "to come" that Enoch alludes to in Verse 3 above is the generation from "200 BC to 135 AD,

you will remember that God said to Abraham that after 400 years He would deliver Israel, " the fourth generation." A generation in the Bible is normally 40 years long. However, here a generation is 100 years (4 x 100 = 400 years).

The Book of Enoch is not a record of the pre-flood history of the world it is an apocalyptic record about the last days of the Jewish people

The writers of the apocalyptic books glances at the contemporary history of the world around him, to which many a cryptic reference is made. However, these references are only made with a view to comforting the oppressed and affected with the thought that even the mightiest of earthly powers are shortly to be overthrown by the advent of the new and glorious era. So that every reference to the present is merely a position taken up from which to point to the future

The Book of Enoch should first be understood as histor
allegorized which is the nature of apocalyptic literature. Secondly it can be understood as a prophecy of the End Times therefore we can read again

but not for this generation, but for a remote one which is for to come. (in the Last Days)."] (The generation "to come" that Enoch alludes to in Verse 3. above is the generation from the 
Maccabean Revolt till the time of King Herod the Great, not our Generation.

“‘And in the last days,’ God says, ‘I shall pour out some of my spirit upon every sort of flesh . . . And I will give signs in heaven above and signs on earth below, blood and fire and smoke mist; the sun will be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the great day of the Lord arrives.’” (Ac 2:16-20)

In this case “the last days” preceded “the great day of the Lord” which “day” apparently brought “the last days” to their conclusion. (Compare Zep 1:14-18; Mal 4:5; Mt 11:13, 14;)

Since Peter addressed natural Jews and Jewish converts, his words must have had particular reference to them and evidently indicated that they were living in “the last days” of the then-existing Jewish system of things with its center of worship at Jerusalem.

And he took up his parable and said....Concerning the elect I said, and took up my parable concerning them

The parable is concerning the Elect on the subject of or in connection with; the Elect it is about them and meant for them alone

what does parable mean?

a simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson,

English “proverb” or “parable.”

A “proverb” embodies a truth in expressive language, often metaphorically, and a “parable” is a comparison or similitude, a short, usually fictitious, story from which a moral or spiritual truth is drawn.

"And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the demons casteth he out demons. And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?" (Mark 3: 22, 23).’

The Book of Enoch should be understood in the same way we would understand the book of Revelation

Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to him, to show to his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel to his servant John: (Revelation 1:1 AVKJ) 

"Signified it." That is, revealed it by many signs and symbols which he deems to be comprehensible and enlightening to the " bondservants " as to " scribes instructed unto the kingdom of heaven " (Matt. 13:52), who bring out of their treasures (the Scriptures) things new and old. "

He indicated them by sign:

A revelation by Jesus Christ, which God gave him, to show his slaves the things that must shortly take place. And he sent his angel and presented it in signs through him to his slave John (Revelation 1:1 NWT)

"It was not sent in plain form, but in an enigma or sign form. To 'signify' is to represent by sign or symbol. That this is what is meant by the use of the verb 'signify' in this case is shown conclusively by what John saw and heard. He saw certain things which he describes, and concerning these he is repeatedly informed that the mystery or meaning of what he saw was this and that

The same method of imparting knowledge was delivered to the prophets —Hos. 12:10.

The Story of the fallen Watchers in the Book of Enoch should be understood as a parable a revelation or apocalypse given in signs and symbols it should not be interpreted literally

the relationship in the story between cosmos and society is analogical the myth is a allegory the myth reflects a certain attitude toward society the hidden meaning

Thus the Book of Enoch is an allegory or parable about the events leading up to the Maccabean Revolt till the time of King Herod the Great

14 King Antiochus had gone to the temple with some of his most trusted advisers, so that he might marry the goddess and then take away most of the temple treasures as a wedding gift. 15 After the priests had laid out the treasure, he and a few of his men went into the temple to collect it. But the priests closed the doors behind him 16 and stoned him and his men from trap doors hidden in the ceiling. Then they cut up the bodies and threw the heads to the people outside. 17 Praise God for punishing those evil men! Praise him for everything!
The Watchers
woch’-er (Aramaic ‘ir, "wakeful one"): In Nebuchadnezzar’s dream (Da 4:13,17,23 (MT 10,14,20)) a messenger who with "a holy one" descended from heaven, they having joint authority to issue decrees. In the apocryphal literature the doctrine of the "watchers" is much elaborated. In Jubilees they are regarded as angels sent to instruct mankind in righteousness. In Enoch they sometimes appear as archangels and at other times as fallen angels. In the latter condition only we find them in the Book of Adam and Eve. The place of descent was according to Enoch 6:6 the summit of Mt. Hermon.

Daniel 4:17  This matter [is] by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.

13 “‘I continued beholding in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, look! a watcher, and a holy one, coming down from the heavens themselves. 

Jer 4:16  Make ye mention to the nations; behold, publish against Jerusalem, [that] watchers come from a far country, and give out their voice against the cities of Judah.

When it comes to the account of the fallen angels we should not understand this literally but has an allegory of corruption within the Jewish Priesthood The priests who, similar to the sons of God in Genesis 6, violated the boundaries of the cultural purity by marrying non-Israelite women

Therefore the language about the fallen Watchers and the angels approaching God indicates that some of the angels are understood to be priests in Enoch 10:11 in which God accuses the watchers of defiling themselves with women in their uncleanness should be understood as marrying non-Israelite women

The fallen angels who commit fornication should be understood as criticism against the Jerusalem priesthood

the text is concerned with purity of the angels themselves and the pollution of their bodies that results from taking human wives the effects of the angels actions on the human race is secondry

the angels have defiled themselves through contact with women 10:9-117:1 9:8

the  incongruity of marriages of angels and women is underlined by 1 en 15:4-12 which claims that spirits are immortal and therefore have no need of women while men are mortal and therefore need wives "so that nothing should be lacking for them on earth 15:5"

God's Face and the Creation of Humans 2 Enoch 44

God's Face and the Creation of Humans in 2 Enoch

According to Genesis, humans are created in the image of God. 2 Enoch takes this idea and likens God's face to the human face, which is God's image, and which should not be treated with contempt.

Chapter 30:10 On the sixth day I commanded my wisdom to create man from seven consistencies: one, his flesh from the earth; two, his blood from the dew; three, his eyes from the sun; four, his bones from stone; five, his intelligence from the swiftness of the angels and from cloud; six, his veins and his hair from the grass of the earth; seven, his soul from my breath and from the wind.
11And I gave him seven natures: to the flesh hearing, the eyes for sight, to the soul smell, the veins for touch, the blood for taste, the bones for endurance, to the intelligence sweetness [enjoyment].
12I conceived a cunning saying to say, I created man from invisible and from visible nature, of both are his death and life and image, he knows speech like some created thing, small in greatness and again great in smallness, and I placed him on earth, a second angel, honourable, great and glorious, and I appointed him as ruler to rule on earth and to have my wisdom, and there was none like him of earth of all my existing creatures.
13And I appointed him a name, from the four component parts, from east, from west, from south, from north, and I appointed for him four special stars, and I called his name Adam, and showed him the two ways, the light and the darkness, and I told him:
14This is good, and that bad, that I should learn whether he has love towards me, or hatred, that it be clear which in his race love me.
15For I have seen his nature, but he has not seen his own nature, therefore through not seeing he will sin worse, and I said After sin what is there but death?

In this respect another, even more striking parallel between the account of creation in 2 Enoch 30 and the Gnostic materials should be mentioned. In the longer recension44 of 2 Enoch 30.8 the deity commanded his Wisdom45 to create man out the seven components.46 Scholars have previously noted the parallels between this role of Wisdom (Gk. Sophia) in the creation of the first human in the Slavonic apocalypse and the Gnostic texts.47 Some scholars even suggested that the Sophia tradition in 2 Enoch 30 might be an early Jewish prototype of the later Gnostic developments.48

Enoch instructs his sons, that they might not insult the face of any person, small or great

2 Enoch 44:1 The Lord with his hands having created man, in the likeness of his own face, the Lord made him small and great.
2 Enoch 44:2 Whoever insults a person's face insults the face of the Lord;... Whoever treats with contempt the face of any person treats the face of the Lord with contempt.

In this passage, 2 Enoch likens the human face to the divine face, vers 1; reminds us of Gen 1:27 it has similar wording

44:1 The Lord with his hands having created man, in the likeness of his own face, the Lord made him small and great.

Gen 1:27  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

"in the image of God" That is, in the image of the Elohim whom the Father used in the work of creation. Man is In the Image And Likeness Of The Elohim, or angels . The word image means a shadow, or a likeness. The word is reproduced in Daniel 2 in relation to the image, and thus relates to form or appearance.

Genesis 5:3 states that "Adam begat a son in his likeness after his image" which illustrates its use here.

Man was made "in the image" of the Elohim, and inasmuch as they are "sons of God," the image is divine (though the nature of man is not).

Of the Lord Jesus Christ also, we read that he is "the exact representation of his (God's) very being" (Heb. 1:3). Yahweh has corporeal existence in heaven.

"While image, then, hath reference to form or shape, 'likeness' hath regard to mental constitution, or capacity... Adam's mental capacity enabled him to comprehend and receive spiritual ideas

But whereas Adam was made in "the image and likeness of the Elohim," the descendants of Adam inherit the consequences of the Fall. Seth was "in the likeness after the image" of Adam (Gen. 5:3), and not that of God.

Therefore, since the Fall it has been impossible for man to reflect the divine excellence in its fullness, and this has required the formation of a New Man who should exactly reveal the divine image and likeness. This Christ accomplished by conquering the flesh (Rom. 1:3; Heb. 1:3; Col. 1:15).

Man is a facsimile of god that is of god's visible face
any disrespect for any human being is to disrespect  God himself

2 Enoch 44:2 Whoever insults a person's face insults the face of the Lord; ....Whoever treats with contempt the face of any person treats the face of the Lord with contempt.

James 3:8 But the tongue, not one of mankind can get it tamed. An unruly injurious thing, it is full of death-dealing poison. 9 With it we bless God, even [the] Father, and yet with it we curse men who have come into existence “in the likeness of God

And now, my children, it is not from my own lips that I am reporting to you today, but from the lips of the Lord who has sent me to you. As for you, you hear my words, out of my lips, a human being created equal to yourselves; but I, I have heard the words from the fiery lips of the Lord. For the lips of the Lord are a furnace of fire, and his words are the fiery flames which come out. You, my children, you see my face, a human being created just like yourselves; I, I am one who has seen the face of the Lord, like iron made burning hot by fire, emitting sparks. For you gaze into (my) eyes, a human being created just like yourselves; but I have gazed into the eyes of the Lord, like the rays of the shining sun and terrifying the eyes of a human being.