Genenis 5:24 (KJV) And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
Mark 16:19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
Rev. 12:5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
Types and shadows have been mentioned before. The definition of a type is “a person or thing symbolizing… something.” (Source) The definition of a shadow is “to represent vaguely, mysteriously, or prophetically.” (Source) Enoch is depicted this way in the Bible.
And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him. Genesis 5:24
This foreshadows the resurrection of Christ, of Jesus being raised from the dead.
It also has another meaning. Enoch walked with God. Jesus said that he always pleased the Father.
And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him. John 8:29
In Genesis chapter 5, there is a list of names. Let’s look at them in the light of Jesus.
Adam – Mankind
Seth – Substituted
Enos – Mortal, a man, singular or collectively, suffering man
Cainan – Fixed, Possessor
Mahalaleel – Praise of God
Jared – Descent
Enoch – Initiated
Methuselah – Man who is of God
Lamech – Overthrown
Noah – Rest
These meanings were drawn from Strong’s concordance an a Bible dictionary. They are a forerunner of Jesus. A mortal man, a suffering man substituted for mankind (for the sin of Adam passed onto generations). This man (Jesus) possessed praise of God. He descended into hell (Acts 2:31) and took away the keys of death and hell (Revelation 1:18) from satan. He was initiated as the firstfruits of the resurrection, the God-Man who rose from the grave. This Man who is of God overthrew the work of satan. His work brings rest to mankind to those who will receive it. (John 1:12)
Names are important. They were much more important in Hebrew times than they are considered today. Sometimes people pick non edifying names for their children. In Hebrew times, names were considered prophetic of the destiny of the child. Names were considered so important that God himself changed the name of Abram to Abraham and Sarai to Sarah in order that the promise of a son would come to pass. John the Baptist was named by a message from an angel. Gabriel told Mother Mary that the name of her child would be Jesus.