By Victor A. Padilla
Genesis 5:22-24 “Enoch walked with God after he fathered Methuselah at 300 years old and had other sons and daughters. Thus all the days of Enoch were 365 years. Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him.”
When God created the very first Human being, he actually walked with them in the garden. Adam and Eve had an intimate relationship with the creator. I ask people all the time..”How is your relationship with God?” The usual answer is …” Good, I go to church, I talk to him once and a while.” But, in reality a lot of people don’t even know God, it is only in crisis that people want to know him and ask for his favor.
Mathew 7:21-23 says not everyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord,” shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, “Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name, cast out demons in your name, and done many wonders in your name?” And then I will declare to them, “I never knew you; depart from me, you who practice lawlessness.” I remember when I first read that scripture I was Gung-ho for the Lord ready to conquer the world, the Holy Spirit revealed to me back then something very essential, it is not what we do for God, it is knowing when to do it. That means first and foremost we must have a very deep and profound relationship with the heavenly father and through this deep relationship we move through faith and through faith we act in obedience. There is a scripture that says…”Obedience is better than sacrifice.”
Walking with God is not walking in front of him nor behind him, it means walking along side with him, talking to him, listening to him. Going to church and acting like a Christian will never get you to holiness, it is only in relationship, understanding, and obedience that we grow to walk in the fullness of God. When Yeshua, (Jesus) walked this earth he kept in constant communication and relationship with the father so that every step he took was guided and instructed by God. Jesus said to the disciples…”You shall do these things and greater.” The Son of God himself telling his disciples hey I’m doing these things right now and guess what, you’re going to be doing them also but more, WOW! Now think for a moment, the great things that Yeshua did on this earth we should and can be doing. You ask why aren’t we doing them today? Why are people just being Christians and not walking in the power of God like Yeshua (Jesus) did?
Here it is, RELATIONSHIP! That’s right, RELATIONSHIP! With God, His Spirit, and His Son. You see Yeshua walked in the power of God 24/7 because he was in constant fellowship with his father, Enoch was taken by God because he walked closely with him and knew him. Can you imagine? It is sad to say that today the body of Christ, the Church, is weak and walking in excuses, lacking the very essence of the Supernatural POWER of God that Jesus walked in. why? Because they are teaching you how to learn about life but, not about the Giver of Life, God, not how to walk with God in his supernatural power. There is a formula that was given to us since the beginning of time, very simple…. One part communication, one part humility, one part prayer, one part stillness, one part willingness, three parts obedience.
Put this all together and you have a powerful Supernatural walk with God. You will do these things and greater, Just think for a moment how important it is to know your Father, your Creator, that when the day comes you will stand before him and say…
”That is my God, my Father, I know him, and he knows me!”