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Three thousand years before the birth of Christ the peace in which the people of the Lord had been living was broken as fierce enemies moved against them History does not record the reason for the hatred that drove the attacking army but they seemed intent on exterminating these early Saints The soldiers must have felt very confident as they marched in battle array toward the peaceful land But instead of victory they would find an ignominious defeat which came about in ways they could not have imagined At least 65 years before the invasion Jared and his wife followers of God had welcomed a son into their home They named him Enoch a word meaning teacher Enoch grew in righteousness until apparently when he was 65 years old the Lord called him to be a spokesman The Lord promised him My Spirit is upon you wherefore all thy words will I justify and the mountains shall flee before you and the rivers shall turn from their course Moses 634 The Lord was not speaking in hyperbole Enemy armies approached and so great was the faith of Enoch that he led the people of God and their enemies came to battle against them and he spake the word of the Lord and the earth trembled and the mountains fled even according to his command and the rivers of water were turned out of their course and all nations feared greatly so powerful was the word of Enoch Moses 713 It takes little to imagine the wonder that must have struck that advancing army as the land quaked and heaved and whole rivers swept out of their courses The record tells us that the attacking army fled to a land which came out of the depth of the sea and there went forth a curse upon all people that fought against God Moses 714 15 Few people have ever wielded such formidable power but Enoch had
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