Did Elijah, Enoch, & Moses Go To Heaven?

On January 19, 2011, in Heaven, by Milton Carnes

Let The Scriptures Speak!

John 3:13 (King James Version)

And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. (Note: If Elijah, Enoch, and Moses are in the third heaven where the throne of The Most High is, then what The Messiah said is untruthful)

What About Enoch?

Genesis 5:22-24 (King James Version)

22 And Enoch walked with The Most High after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: 23 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: 24 And Enoch walked with The Most High: and he was not; for The Most High took him. (Note: This verse DOES NOT SAY that Enoch went to heaven. It says he was NOT FOUND, for The Most High TOOK HIM. But this verse does not say WHERE The Most High took him)

Hebrews 11:5 (King James Version)

By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because The Most High had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased The Most High.

What Does The Word “Translated” Mean?

Many just assume that the word “TRANSLATED” must mean “Taken To Heaven or Being Made Immortal”. The Greek word for “translate” is Metatithemi. According to Strong’s Concordance this word means:

Other variations on how this word is used:

Galatians 1:6 (King James Version)

I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of The Messiah unto another gospel: (Note: This is the same Greek word translated (Metatithemi).but it is used as “REMOVED”)

Acts 7:15-16 (King James Version)

15 So Jacob went down into Egypt, and died, he, and our fathers, 16 And were carried over into Sychem, and laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought for a sum of money of the sons of Emmor the father of Sychem. (Note: This is the same Greek word translated (Metatithemi).but it is used as “CARRIED OVER”)

What Happened To Enoch?

Hebrews 11:3-13 (King James Version)

3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of The Most High, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

4 By faith Abel offered unto The Most High a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, The Most High testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.

5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because The Most High had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased The Most High.

6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to The Most High must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

7 By faith Noah, being warned of The Most High of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.

9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:

10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is The Most High.

11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.

12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.

13 These all died in faith (“including Enoch”),not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

Enoch died, but remember what the Messiah said:

John 3:13 (King James Version)

And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. (Note: Therefore Enoch could not be in heaven)

Did Elijah Go To Heaven?

2 Kings 2:1 (King James Version)

1 And it came to pass, when The Most High would take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal.

Continued In Verse 11

11 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. (Note: Which heaven, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd heaven?)

12 And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces.

13 He (Elisha) took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan;

14 And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is The Most High of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over.

15 And when the sons of the prophets which were to view at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.

2 Kings 2:16 -17 (King James Version)

16 And they said unto him, Behold now, there be with thy servants fifty strong men; let them go, we pray thee, and seek thy master: lest peradventure the Spirit of The Most High hath taken him up, and cast him upon some mountain, or into some valley. And he said, Ye shall not send.

17 And when they urged him till he was ashamed, he said, Send. They sent therefore fifty men; and they sought three days, but found him not.

Where is Elijah? We find Elijah is still on earth having written a letter to the king of Judah (Jehoram)

2 Kings 3:11-12 (King James Version)

11 But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of The Most High, that we may enquire of The Most High by him? And one of the king of Israel’s servants answered and said, Here is Elisha the son of Shaphat, which poured water on the hands of Elijah.

12 And Jehoshaphat said, The word of The Most High is with him. So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat and the king of Edom went down to him.

Notice that Elisha was already the prophet in place of Elijah while Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, was still alive.

2 Chronicles 21:1 (King James Version)

1 Now Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David. And Jehoram his son reigned in his stead.

2 Chronicles 21:5-6 (King James Version)

5 Jehoram was thirty and two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem.

6 And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, like as did the house of Ahab: for he had the daughter of Ahab to wife: and he wrought that which was evil in the eyes of The Most High.

2 Chronicles 21:12-15 (King James Version)

12 And there came a writing to him from Elijah the prophet, saying, Thus saith The Most High of David thy father, Because thou hast not walked in the ways of Jehoshaphat thy father, nor in the ways of Asa king of Judah,

13 But hast walked in the way of the kings of Israel, and hast made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to go a whoring, like to the whoredoms of the house of Ahab, and also hast slain thy brethren of thy father’s house, which were better than thyself:

14 Behold, with a great plague will The Most High smite thy people, and thy children, and thy wives, and all thy goods:

15 And thou shalt have great sickness by disease of thy bowels, until thy bowels fall out by reason of the sickness day by day.

Note: Jehoram was king, AFTER Jehoshaphat died and Elijah was taken into ‘heaven’ by a whirlwind, then a letter came from Elijah to Jehoram, proving Elijah was still alive somewhere on the earth.

John 3:13 (King James Version)

13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. (Note: Therefore Elijah could not be in heaven)

What About Moses?

Deuteronomy 34:4-6 (King James Version)

4 And The Most High said unto him, This is the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, I will give it unto thy seed: I have caused thee to see it with thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither.

5 So Moses the servant of The Most High died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of The Most High.

6 And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Bethpeor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day.

But What About The Transfiguration?

Matthew 17:1-9.(King James Version)

1 And after six days The Messiah taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,

2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.

3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.

strong>4 Then answered Peter, and said unto The Messiah, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.

5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.

7 And The Messiah came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.

8 And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save The Messiah only.

9 And as they came down from the mountain, The Messiah charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.

Let’s look at another vision!

Acts 9:10-12 (King James Version)

10 And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said The Most High in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Master.

11 And The Most High said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth,

12 And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight.

Paul had seen Ananias in a vision, without Ananias even knowing it! Ananias was told about this afterwards. A person appearing in a vision does not mean that this person is there physically.

Acts 12:6-10 (King James Version)

6 And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison.

7 And, behold, the angel of The Most High came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.

8 And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.

9 And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision.

The transfiguration was a VISION!

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