5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God mustbelieve that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.
We all have a faith testimony and it is on display in heaven for all to see. Our testimony is measured against how well the light of God shines through us to the rest of the world.
The bible doesn’t tell us much about the life of Enoch or about the details of his faith, but Hebrews 11 says that he stood out amongst an array of faith icons that include: Abel, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sara, Joseph, Moses, Rahab, Gedeon, Barak, Samson, Jephthae, David, Samuel, the prophets and the disciples.
The King James Version (KJV) of the bible says that Enoch had a “testimony” in heaven. The word “testimony” is derived from the phrase “he was commended” (1) which means that heaven itself wanted to make an official statement about the life of Enoch, and to attest that it was worthy of note.
The story about Enoch tells us that faith in God is an attention getter. From the vantage point of heaven, those who use their faith on behalf of God, stand out and are recognized for it. Ones testimony however is not a badge of honour, rather it is a sign that says, “The message of God’s love has been received and passed on”.
There is a communal excitement in heaven when we help God, and our testimony is on display, but it is not just a testimony of what we have done. Rather, it is a reflection of a much bigger picture. Heaven is building a kingdom and a positive testimony is an indicator that the kingdom is one step closer to being finished.
Heaven cares about what we do on the earth. Every person is cheered on as they do their part, but there is a special triumph when someone exchanges their old testimony for a new one.
10 Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.
Faith is not “restricted”. Faith is a broad spectrum power. It is omnipresent and it can create anything, anywhere, anytime. However, many people only have faith for narrow channels of it in their lives. Do not pick and choose faith based on what is easy for us, but on what is easy for God.