Methuselah, “Judgment”

Genesis 5:1-32 continuing…

“And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech: And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.” Genesis 5:25-27 (KJV).

At the birth of Methuselah; Adam is now 687 years of age; Seth is 557; Enos 452; Cainan 362; Mahalaleel 292; and Jared is 227.

It is a difficult task to separate Enoch from Methuselah. The Scriptures lead us to believe that God warned Enoch of a coming judgment through His son Methuselah. It is after the birth of his son, that Enoch ‘walked with God’. The time Enoch walked with God was greater than the time before Methuselah.

Methuselah was given as a warning, a sign of coming judgment upon a godless, immoral, decadent world. The many sons and daughters of these antedilubians, which are not mentioned, along with the descendants of Cain had began falling into great wickedness.

The surrounding scriptural evidence is what we have to show us that wickedness was great on the earth. Chapter 5 provides us an “Island” of hope in a sea of madness“. God always has a people of His own who make a difference, and whom He uses to deliver humankind from evils deadly snares.

This man; Methuselah lived longer than any other. His name means “Man of the dart”, “When he is dead it shall be sent”, or “Death which would bring”, or to put it in short, “Judgment”. What judgment is being spoken of ? It could only be one. That of the global flood. Is it any wonder why Enoch walked with God? It is not certain that Enoch knew what type of judgment God would send on the earth, nor when it would come, but Enoch believed God.

Enoch would not live, on earth, to see the great deluge to come. He would be translated [raptured] 300 years after the birth of his son. Six hundred sixty nine years later a flood which covered the whole sphere of the earth would destroy every breathing living thing, except those protected on God’s ark.

Oh, take a look at God’s wonderful, marvelous grace He puts on display through His servant Methuselah. He gave the world 969 years to turn to Him, but they would not. The very year, and it could be, even, the very week that Noah entered the ark, this son of Enoch died. Thus, making “When he is dead it shall be sent” a very powerful warning. Could there be a Methuselah in our day who is an example of God’s grace? There is. It is the Church. It is everyone who names the name of Christ, and lives for His glory. When the Church is gone; Then comes the judgment upon the people of the earth.

God does not send judgment until He first sends a messenger who warns of His judgment coming – “Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.” Amos 3:7 (KJV).

O, the pure grace of God is efficient for all who will come to Him.

2 thoughts on “Methuselah, “Judgment”

  1. Dear Brother in Christ, FIRE AND HAMMER

    Greetings to you in the most precious name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! I greet and welcome you to Church of God Ministries India. In the light of my calling and purpose, I sought a fresh evaluation of my life, purpose, goal and mission in starting this ministry in the most backward, rural areas of Andhra Pradesh, India.

    I would love to conduct the Gospel Crusades , Pastors & Leaders, women Conference with you in our Eluru City, Andhra Pradesh, India .I am cordially inviting you to our Nation to reap the great end time-Harvest for God’s Kingdom, visit our Living Hope Orphanage, Church and Ministry. Our vision is to preach the Gospel to every creature and to strengthen the unity among the Pastors, Leaders and Believers and win the souls for our Heavenly Master.

    Our work will focus on ministry in rural areas. Our Mission efforts are Leadership Training Center, Church Planting, and Spiritual formation activities, Outreach Ministries, Old Age Home, Children’s Center, School and Hospital.

    We are committed to developing Christian leaders at all stages of life who will serve Christ and serve others by equipping them to address the social and spiritual challenges that are facing India now and into the future, we will be better able to reach the un-reached and make an impact in their communities for the sake of the Kingdom of God.

    Kindly get ready to come & preach in the slum areas, Remote and Interior areas in the villages where His word is not being preached. The harvest is truly plenty and your presence is highly required; Invite others also to join with you in this project.

    Please pray and kindly consider our Invitation. We are praying earnestly for your Ministry and activities. Please keep our Ministry and planning Crusades in your precious prayers.
    I am waiting to hear from you soon.
    Thanking you,
    Yours in His Ministry
    Rev M. Sambabu


    1. Pastor Sambabu, God bless you in your many and blessed ministries and outreach. Your work is far greater than anything I could add to it. Keep up the work, preach God’s word and the gospel of Jesus Christ. God will continue to bless you.
      Thanks for the invitation, however, unless the Lord would lead and provide greatly; for the time being the door seems closed.
      God bless you richly.


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