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Ancient of Days

There I beheld the Ancient of days, whose head was like white wool, and with him another, whose countenance resembled that of man. – Book of Enoch 46:1

I’m stuck.  Part of it is me, part of it is my spirit.  I made it up to chapter 46 a couple weeks ago and haven’t moved past.  I got focused away from the Lord for a bit, then I was focused on my writing, but over it all, I’m stuck on the phrase “Ancient of Days”.

Why?  Because my heart said stop.  I can’t go on yet. This is the type of thing I do sometimes.  When I feel there is something deep that the Lord is trying to whisper to me, I don’t want to move on.  I want to get it.  And there is something here.

First I searched the Bible, knowing I’ve seen that wording before.

I kept looking Until thrones were set up, And the Ancient of Days took His seat; His vesture was like white snow And the hair of His head like pure wool. His throne was ablaze with flames, Its wheels were a burning fire. – Daniel 7:9

Later on you see references to the Son of Man as well along with the Ancient of Days.  It mirrors even in the description of how he looks to Enoch, which is neat to see.  Similar experiences from Enoch to Daniel, and Daniel had some of the greatest revelations we know.

Next I do my typical, BibleHub.com.  I pull up the verse, look at the translations, and then look to the Hebrew to see what each word “could” mean.  Without context and actually knowing Hebrew well, I can’t be sure, but often little fun clues pop up.  Got some thoughts there, but not a lot.

So I finally did what I typically really avoid doing.  I googled it.

Why do I avoid this, because there’s so much junk out there.  And sure enough, I start wading through it.  I find the theologies and commentaries dry.  I want life in the words, and they do a word study and correlation ( similar of course to what I did ), and give their conjectures.  Basically, we think it’s God, but it may be Jesus.  The Ancient of Days seems to refer to the one that existed before days were created.  And that’s it.

Really.  I didn’t see anything past that.  When I hit such an intriguing name of God and nothing.  Oh, I wandered of the deep ends of the net and even ended up off looking at the Behai faith and a guy who says Enoch became an Angel and thinks that we are reincarnated.  Interesting to run across, but feels worthless in my spirit.  No, I find nothing.

So now I’m down to where I should’ve began, at the feet of Jesus.  There’s actually another translation for the Hebrew word they use as “Ancient”.

Venerable – commanding respect because of great age or impressive dignity;worthy of veneration or reverence, as because of high office or noble character.

Now that gives me something that fits better along what I was thinking.  Ancient of Days to me is the one who was there in long ages past.  They have the wisdom of knowing what all has occurred.  The one who was there in the beginning when it all began.  Before time, before the earth, before creation.  The one who’s hands molded us from clay.  The Ancient of Days who is the beginning, but also the end.  All roads lead back to Him.  And this ancient of Days will take His seat to judge.  This Ancient of Days is there waiting for us.

So I go on my knees and do what I often do in intercession.

So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. – Hebrews 4:16

As I typically do, I close my eyes in stillness and go to my quiet place, my garden with the Lord.  I wait and reach out for Him and come before Jesus.  I always start there.  Something in me just says that it’s right to always start at Jesus.  Then I ask Him to come with me before the Father.  I have never felt any hesitation, concern or lack of interesting.  I always get the feel of “Yes, lets go there”.  And I imagine myself coming before the throne.  I think of the throne and the temple, but now I think of the Ancient of Days who has taken His seat upon that throne.  And I kneal, with nothing else I can say.  What do you bring before that One.  What can you do but honor and just stand amazed.

Is it my imagination, yes.  Does that mean it isn’t real?  I’ll let you decide, but the two aren’t mutually exclusive.

 

 

 

It was also about these men that Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, “Behold, the Lord came with many thousands of His holy ones, to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their ungodly deeds which they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.” – ‭‭Jude‬ ‭1:14-15‬ ‭NASB‬‬

Have you caught on that I like lists?

1. Enoch prophesied – this is our first indication that Enoch was more than just someone who pleased God. Not sure if I’d say he is a prophet, but he prophesied of the end times, and it’s important enough to show up in scripture.  I personally don’t think he was called as a prophet(not immediately).  In one of those verse on spiritual gifts you get the 5-fold offices, prophet, apostle, evangelist, etc.  I don’t think he was necessarily one of those.  I think he walked close to God and as you do that, God begins to manifest out of you. Was it not 1 Corinthians 13 that told us that love is better than all the spiritual gifts?  Because love is God, and the spirit will move in that, not just in gifts but in the spirit itself.

2.  Where did this quote come from?  Ever wonder about that?  Well, there’s a book of Enoch. We know from history this was one of the important books to Jews in Jesus time but it was lost for a long time and only popped back up in the last 100 years or less.   This is a quote directly from that book which in my eyes gives it a lot of credibility. It’s not the Bible, but neither are a lot of other books we read.

Ok, short list.  But this is the direction I am heading next.  The Book of Enoch.  I’ve already started reading it ( I read part of it before ).  Unfortunately this will take time for me to go slowly and think about it all.  I’m mainly looking for hints on His walk.  Not much there in the first couple chapters.

 

So next I want to go into the book of Enoch for a while. You can find it ——.