Episode 1:The First heaven and the things that are there.
The second book of Enoch is a text of the apocalyptic genre. It depicts the ascent of Patriarch Enoch, ancestor of Noah, into ten heavens of the universe. It chronicles the ascension of Patriarch Enoch to 10 different heavens. We might remember that the apostle Paul visited the 3rd heaven as recorded in (2 Corinthians 12: 2-4).
The Bible says in Genesis 5:24 that Enoch walked with God and he was no more because God took him to heaven.
This short verse is a very powerful verse in the sense that it tells us about a crucial event that occurred in Enoch's life while he was on earth. Enoch was taken alive to heaven by God. Details of the event regarding the Bible are lacking. Nobody can really understand how this happened. Some might probably assume that Enoch ascended to heaven by a chariot of fire the same way it happened to Elijah. Fortunately, the book of the secret of Enoch gives us a full account of what happened before he was taken to heaven and how he was taken to 10 different heavens.
In this development, we are going to talk about the event that happened before he was taken to heaven and then what he saw when he reached the first heaven.
According to the book, While Enoch was sleeping he dreamed of 2 huge, big, and powerful angels of God. Strangely, when he woke up he saw them standing in front of him physically. As we can read below (excerpt 1 attached); the 2 angels of God told him to put his house in order and to advise his house because he was to be taken to heaven.
1. The first heaven:
The 1st heaven is just beyond the atmosphere of the sky(Genesis 1: 6-7). There, the angels are in charge of atmospheric phenomena which are the warehouses of snow and rain and the waters above.
The first heaven is just above the firmament (Genesis 1: 6-7) where Enoch saw a very large sea, larger than any sea on earth, and the water is suspended between the first and the second sky. Also in this first heaven are "the elders and the rulers of the orders of the stars." Who are the angel controlling atmospheric phenomena like snow and rain storehouses and the waters above (read excerpts 2 and 3 below)
The next development is going to talk about the second heaven. Kindly follow up to be alerted.
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