It used to confuse me as to how Elijah's and Enoch's "rapture" ( for lack of a better term to describe that they did Not die a physical death on earth ) happened before Jesus Christ's death by crucifixion on the cross.
Genesis 5:21-24 (NASB)
21 Enoch lived sixty-five years, and became the father of Methuselah. 22 Then Enoch walked with God three hundred years after he became the father of Methuselah, and he had other sons and daughters. 23 So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years. 24 Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.
2 Kings 2:11 (NASB)
11 As they were going along and talking, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire and horses of fire which separated the two of them. And Elijah went up by a whirlwind to heaven.
However, would it be correct to view Jesus Christ's death on the cross as something that is more than just happening at a particular point of instance in time? To elaborate, would it be correct to view the following Hebrews 13:8 verse as evidence that Jesus Christ's death on the cross covers the sins of Enoch and Elijah?
Hebrews 13:8 (NASB)
8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.