September 21, 2009
I greet you once again in the Name of Jesus!
Last time we looked at Genesis 6 and were introduced to the “Sons of God.” We stated that based on the Hebrew text, beniah elohim, that these individuals would have been angels. They certainly are angels in the references from Job we looked at, and I submit to you are in Genesis as well. It appears that a group of fallen angels descended upon earth and saw beautiful human women and decided that they would take them for their wives. We know that children were born to these strange unions, and the Bible says of these, There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. [Gen. 6:4 KJV]
The ones whom the KJV refers to as giants, were the offspring of the “Sons of God” and “The daughters of men.” “Giants” is really not the best translation in my opinion. I believe it speaks of the size of these individuals, which according to many scholars could have been as much as 25 to 30 feet tall! The King James Version translators took the word used in the Septuagint, gigantes, and translated it “giants.” The actual Hebrew word is nefilim, and is typically transliterated as nephilim, meaning, “The fallen ones.” These “fallen ones” were on the earth in the days recorded in Genesis 6, and according to The Book of Enoch, were wreaking a great deal of havoc. The Enochian record states, Who consumed
all the acquisitions of men. And when men could no longer sustain them, the giants turned against
them and devoured mankind. And they began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and
fish, and to devour one another’s flesh, and drink the blood. Then the earth laid accusation against the lawless ones. [The Book of Enoch 7:4 – 6]
Many scholars believe that these “fallen ones” or, “lawless ones” could have been on the earth for at least 430 years. In that time it appears they had polluted the blood line of the vast majority of the human race and the animal kingdom. This gross situation caused God to look at earth and its inhabitants and regret he had ever made them. [See Gen. 6:6] This situation was so serious that if Satan’s plan had worked here he could have been successful in so perverting the blood line through which Messiah was to be born that the entire redemptive plan of God would have been thwarted. Thank God, He had a plan! He had a man. God had declared that He would destroy all flesh from off of the face of the earth. [See Gen. 6:7] All, that is, with the exception of Noah and his family and the animals that apparently had not been tainted.
The Bible says of Noah, These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. [Gen. 6:9 KJV] What does it mean that Noah was, “perfect in his generations?” Perfect is from the Hebrew tamiym. It could be translated, “entire, without blemish, complete, without spot, and undefiled.” I submit to you it means that Noah and his immediate blood line were genetically pure.
All of the Nephilim were destroyed in the flood, and God began to replenish the earth through Noah and his family and the animals who had been preserved aboard the ark. We know that the Nephilim appeared on the earth again in the sons of Anak, and were living in the land of Canaan when Moses sent out the twelve spies to spy out the land. The Bible says, And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight. [Num. 13:33 KJV] Interestingly, the word translated “giants” here, nefil, is from the same Hebrew root as were “giants” in Genesis 6. It appears that the fallen angels may have again been trying to infiltrate the human race.
The final time that we see these individuals appearing in scripture is in 2 Samuel 21, and we are told there that they fell by the hand of David. One would think this would be the end of the story, but is not. There have been reports of individuals with strange physical anomalies throughout ancient, and in some cases, more recent history. Check out the following web site for some of these. I do not necessarily endorse all of the information at this site, but it does provide some interesting reading. http://www.returnofthenephilim.com/GiantsInHistory.html
Where is all of this leading? Jesus warned in a somewhat obscure and often overlooked prophecy, But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. “Noe” is KJV for Noah. Some have interpreted this to merely be saying that people were going about their daily lives until judgment came, and they will in the end as well. This is probably the surface meaning of the text. However, is there more? I submit to you that I believe that we will see, and are most likely seeing now, a return of the Nephilim, the “fallen ones”, in these last of the Last Days. I personally believe, as do many other Bible teachers and scholars, that you can tie these “fallen ones” to the modern UFO phenomena. We see a proliferation of sightings and related phenomena like so-called “alien” abductions, cattle mutilations, and crop circles all on the rise. These stories used to be tabloid fare, now they are becoming more main stream. I see a design here.
There is no doubt in my mind whatsoever that we are indeed living in the end of time as we know it. Deception is on the rise, as Jesus said it would be. I believe that part of this deception, what I have referred to as the coming great deception, will involve what many refer to as the “Alien Gospel.” This lie basically states that highly advanced alien races “seeded” this earth with human life, and will return to “reap” it. This lie is being picked up big time by Hollywood right now and can be seen in films like “Knowing”, “District 9”, and even Disney’s “Race to Witch Mountain.” The extraterrestrial lie is being picked up by networks like “The Discovery Channel” and “The History Channel” as they have been of late airing programming on the UFO phenomena.
As we move through this period known as the last of the Last Days it behooves each of us to have a firm grasp of the truth, to know what we believe and why we believe it, and be ready to give a defense of the hope within us. The eternal destinies of many precious souls depend on it. I pray that you are ready to stand up and be counted. I for one am.
The Weekly Word is found in 1 Peter 3:15. Here the Bible says,
But treat the Messiah as holy, as Lord in your hearts; while remaining always ready to give a reasoned answer to anyone who asks you to explain the hope you have in you — yet with humility and fear. [1 Pet. 3:15 CJB]