Second 8th Week® Ministries
Enoch Lecture Transcription
Chief Apostle Eric vonAnderseck
1 Enoch Chapters 3-5 continued
Date: October 4, 2009
Reading from the Ethiopian Enoch found in The Old Testament
Pseudepigrapha by James Charlesworth
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God’s Signs are Everywhere
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The prophet Enoch preaches to the people of his generation the signs of the times and his words resurrect in this generation with the same power of conviction for the Spirit of God authored them. God’s parables are the lens of prophecy, preaching to us the mystery of God. We see the God-Code, which is seen in all creation, preaching to us God’s unfathomable wisdom in all portions, whether it be invisible or visible.
Enoch continues his parable saying this:
1 Examine and observe everything—and the trees, how all their leaves appear as if they wither and had fallen, except fourteen trees whose (leaves) do not fall but the old (foliage) remains for about two to three years until the new (leaves) come.
What’s interesting about this parable is that the reason [prophet] Enoch is writing these things down, is (again) teaching us about God’s creation. So, here, God is preaching to us of himself, and how to observe him in all of creation; but we serve him in covenant faith.
We also see the God-Code, which is seen in all creation, preaching to us God’s unfathomable wisdom in all portions, whether it be invisible or visible.
So, here, Enoch is bringing out this mystery, the mystery and powers of God, and how God put these powers in the diversity of all his creation, including us. So, as we read this, where Enoch says, Examine and observe everything, he says, Look at this mystery; a new generation comes after the dissolution of its parent. And the next being greater yet.
This mystery is preaching to us concerning the Alpha and Omega and the holy city. When Enoch is observing right here, and writing down the understanding of us, the Spirit is giving us lenses of prophecy regarding the future; the Spirit is giving us a lens of prophecy through these physical things. This is why Enoch is saying to his children (as he’s writing these things down for our benefit), “Examine and observe; this is a lens of prophecy, a parable. (2) It’s preaching to us this mystery of God.
That’s (also) when Jesus spoke parables, he was speaking of himself in a mystery regarding his plan. And here, Enoch is doing the same thing. So, we can see the same Spirit—that which Jesus spoke from and of, is the same Spirit by which Enoch is writing these things down. So, he said, Observe—
“Examine and observe everything”
This is why he points out the trees, that there’s a mystery in this, that the child is greater than its parent, that everything began as a seed and increases for its multiplication. So, we see
“how all their leaves appear as if they wither and had fallen”
We can see seasonal changes—circumcision for increase—loss for increase, restrictions and propagation at the same time. Then identifies,
“except fourteen trees”
butt even God shows that there’s exceptions to nature, there’s exceptions to the rule—as Jesus working on the Sabbath Day; that was an exception to the rule because he was the Sabbath man.
“except fourteen trees whose leaves do not fall but the old foliage remains for about two to three years”
This is the same thing he did, in the symbolisms in this parable, as he did with Naaman, the Syrian; how Naaman, the Syrian, as well as also Lot and Job received certain exceptions regarding their state—as Naaman did when he was talking to Elisha, that the Lord would forgive him his sin when he goes into the house of idols with his master.  And Elisha granted to him an exception. 
The same thing as there was an exception granted to the city of Nineveh; there was an exception granted to them because of the testimony of God being received through the preaching of Jonah. So, we see exception to the rule.
Also, Jesus healing on the Sabbath Day; Or, there’s exception (4) to the rule as (with) Jesus walking on the water. That’s an exception to the rule because that’s against the assigned powers. The powers that God assigned to the waters were reversed by God himself, as he was walking upon the waters. The same thing with the multiplying of the bread. So, here God’s preaching to us that there’s an exception to the rule.
It’s the same thing as with us being received back into the bosom of our Father; even though our vessels (our substance) is of the dimension of these waters, yet we will also be able to survive and to exist and to expand and continue to propagate within the environment of fire.
So, we see water and fire, and the two do not cancel each other out by the name of the Lord. That’s by the authority of the Lord, and his authority stands in his sanctification, that he is holy. That’s what the Lord said, “I am holy, Be you holy; I am perfect, Be you perfect.” That’s what Jesus said, “Be you perfect as your Father, which is in heaven, is perfect.” When Jesus was speaking those words, he was (of course) speaking concerning himself (being joined to him). So, we see the exceptions to the rule here in this parable.
 2 Kg 5:17-18 :And Naaman said, Shall there not then, I pray thee, be given to thy servant two mules’ burden of earth? for thy servant will henceforth offer neither burnt offering nor sacrifice unto other gods, but unto the Lord. (18) In this thing the Lord pardon thy servant, (that) when my master goeth into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leaneth on my hand, and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, the Lord pardon thy servant in this thing. Back]
 2 Kg 5:19:And he said unto him, Go in peace. So he departed from him a little way. [Back]
 Mt 5:48:Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. [Back]