And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him (Genesis 5:24).
eath conquered: Genesis 5, records the life and death of the people from Adam to Enoch. Enoch did not taste (see) death, but he was translated. The only person died naturally, before Enoch was translated, was Adam only. Amazingly, after the first death, the Lord God gave the hope of resurrection from the dead through the translation of Enoch.
Death reigned from Adam to Moses (Romans 5: 12-14). Sin entered through the disobedience of Adam (Genesis 2: 17 and Genesis 3:19), and through sin, death entered. Death reigned over all (every one) because all have sinned (Romans 3:23; Romans 6:23). But during the time of Moses, the Law was given and through sacrifices people had fellowship with God. Moreover, during the journey in the wilderness, those who were bitten by the serpent (represents sin and death) were lived when they looked at the bronze serpent (represents that sin is judged) – Numbers 21:4-10.
…Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived (Numbers 21:9).
When Jesus died on the Cross (as Moses lifted up the bronze serpent John 3:14), the sin is judged in His body and He conquered death through His death and resurrection (1 Corinthians 15: 54-55). All those who believed in Jesus have the hope of resurrection from the dead (Romans 5:21). We are passed from death to life (John :24), shall not be hurt by second death (hell , Revelation 2:11, 20:6) and death has no power over us who believe in Christ ( Revelation 20:14; Revelation 21:8). Let us therefore worship the Living God having the eternal life like king Hezekiah whose life was extended (Isaiah 38: 16-20).
Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back. For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth. The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this day: the father to the children shall make known thy truth. Isaiah 38:17-19
And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen (Romans 16:20 ).
od of peace will bruise Satan under the feet of the Church: There were many churches in Rome (many of them were house churches in those days). Apostle Paul did not go to those churches but commended (in Romans 16) all that served the Lord faithfully in those local churches. The church in Rome was a model for other churches with a solid spiritual unity.
There were many women whom Paul commended: Phoebe, Priscilla, Mary, Junia, Persis, Julia, and others. The immense help that these women of God could furnish in the ministry of the gospel is mentioned. Also, there were many men, old and young, fathers, brothers, and sons, whom Paul commended. Commendable titles are given to them such as succorer, helpers, beloved, approved in Christ, saints.
Similarly, there will be a book of records written for the remembrance (Malachi 3:16). Will our names be there in that book of remembrance (where there will be clean difference between that serveth God and him that serveth not God)? We have to make sure that our names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name. And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not (Malachi 3:16-18).