“…Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men, because you know that the Lord will reward everyone for whatever good he [she] does, whether he [she] is slave or free.”
The Third Book of Enoch
These recount how Enoch was taken up to Heaven and was appointed guardian of all the celestial treasures, chief of the archangels, and the immediate attendant on God’s throne.
He was subsequently taught all secrets and mysteries and, with all the angels at his back, fulfils of his own accord whatever comes out of the mouth of God, executing His decrees.
Much esoteric literature like the 3rd Book of Enoch identifies Enoch as the Metatron, the angel which communicates God’s word.
In consequence, Enoch was seen, by this literature, and the Rabbinic kabbala of Jewish mysticism, as having been the one which communicated God’s revelation to Moses, in particular, the dictator of the Book of Jubilees.
And so the dream and promise of Heaven. Is this as clear to me as the dream and promises of a brand New Car? A bigger TV? A faster phone?
Is Heaven a clear reward for me? What is heaven anyway, is it the gold paving that I yearn for?
Or is there something more to the promise of Heaven, than walls encrusted with Diamond?