WHO ARE the SONS of GOD
GENESIS 6:1-4 ?
It has been asked and debated for many hundreds of years WHO are the SONS of God mentioned in Genesis chapter 6, verses 1 through 4. Some say that they were angels while others say that they are men, but what does the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible say as to WHO they are, men OR angels?
Let us begin this study in God's word to find the sound Biblical answer to this question by reading this passage of scripture in the CONTEXT of where it is found which is Genesis 6:1-13, which says,
"And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
4. 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 (speaking of the sons OF the ELOHIM) bare children to them, the SAME became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
7. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; BOTH man, AND beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air (WHY? Why was Almighty God angry with BOTH man AND the ANIMALS? WHAT did the ANIMALS do that caused them to be destroyed as well?); for it repents me that I have made them.
8. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. (WHY? Why did this man Noah fin GRACE in the eyes of God, so much so, that Almighty God wanted to SAVE this man AND his family from being destroyed with the rest of mankind?)
9. These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a JUST man and PERFECT IN his GENERATIONS, and Noah walked with God.(in other words, Noah was NOT CORRUPTED by these sons OF ELOHIM and REMAINED PERFECT in his OFFSPRING)
12. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt (WHY? Why was the whole earth corrupt before God?); FOR (or because) ALL FLESH had corrupted his way upon the earth.(I want you to think about HOW did ALL FLESH CORRUPT their WAY upon the Earth? Where the ANIMALS ALSO corrupted from their first estate?)
Now in this passage of scripture I have EPHASIZED certain words and phases and have asked questions in order to get you to THINK for yourself about WHAT this passage of scripture is truly teaching us. We are now going to take a CLOSER look at this passage of scripture by going verse by verse. Here in Genesis 6:1 you will see that I have emphasized the word multiply and the phase "and daughters were born unto them."
"And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,"
The word MULTIPLY to me signifies population growth. Perhaps a baby boom or even over population for the area they were living. And the phrase "and daughters were born unto them" could mean that there were MORE WOMEN than there were men at this particular time, because it is obvious that daughters were BORN from the very beginning, so WHY make mention of it now if something has not changed out of the ordinary? I want you to keep these two thoughts in the back of your mind as we continue this study in God's word. There are already scriptures coming to my mind that will connect with what I have said, but for now I want to move on to verse number 2, the verse that has sparked the question as to WHO are the SONS OF GOD, men OR angels?
Genesis 6:2 says,
"2. That the sons OF GOD (or the sons of ELOHIM) saw the daughters OF MEN that they were fair; and they took them WIVES of all which they chose."
The first thing I want you to notice in this verse is the CLEAR DISTINCTION that is made BETWEEN the sons OF GOD and the daughters OF MEN. Now to me, IF the sons OF GOD were TRULY just referring to ordinary MEN or HUMAN BEINGS, then WHY make this CLEAR and DEFINITE DISTINCTION between the two?
Why not just simple say, 'That the SONS OF MEN saw that DAUGHTERS OF MEN that they were fair; and they (the sons of men) took them WIVES of all which they (the sons of men) chose'? To me it is clear that these sons OF GOD were NOT just mere men or simply ordinary human beings, for you see this phrase "the sons of men" is found multiply times elsewhere in the Bible. Here is a list of twenty such examples if you wish to check them out for yourself.
(Psalm 4:2/31:19/33:13/57:4/58:1/145:12, Proverbs 8:4,31, Ecclesiastes 2:3,8/3:10,18, Isaiah 52:14, Jeremiah 32:19, Daniel 5:21/10:16, Joel 1:12, Micah 5:7, Mark 3:28, Ephesians 3:5). And in none of these instances of the phase "sons of MEN was the Hebrew "elohim" used. In most cases the Hebrew word "adam" was used, which means HUMAN BEING or mankind. A couple of times the Hebrew word "is" was used, which means man usually referring to men of war. A once was used the Hebrew word "nas", which also means man, but in this instance it refers to the messiah. And in the New Testament the Greek word "anthropos" is used and means human being or mankind as well. It is where we get the word "anthropology" from, which means the study of man.
So you see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, the writer of the book of Genesis who was inspired of the Holy Spirit could have just as easily used the phrase "the sons OF MEN" if he or more precisely the Holy Spirit TRULY wanted the reader to UNDERSTAND that these who saw that the daughters OF MEN that they were fair and took them as wives all that they chose, were in fact just mere MEN themselves, BUT he did NOT do so.
HOWEVER, the writer or the Holy Spirit INSTEAD chose to use the phase "the sons OF ELOHIM or the sons OF GOD". In Hebrew the word that is translated as GOD is the Hebrew word "ELOHIM".
Now this Hebrew word "elohim" means MIGHTY ONE, or GREAT ONE with the FOCUS on a man, a god, or Almighty God having great POWER. This word "elohim" is translated as God, again with the FOCUS on a MIGHTY ONE having GREAT POWER. It is also translated as gods and sometimes refers to man, but I want to draw your attention to this word "elohim" being translated as ANGELS in Psalm 8:4,5 which says,
Now some have suggested or teach that this verse should have been translated as GOD and NOT as ANGELS. However, the Bible teaches us that Jesus or more precisely the Word that was with God in the beginning was made FLESH in the likeness of MANKIND, which was a LITTLE LOWER than the ANGELS. In other words, MAN or mankind was created a LITTLE LOWER than the ANGELS of Almighty God. Even in the previous verse in this passage of scripture says, WHAT is MAN that you are MINDFUL of him and that you VISIT him? Assuming that it was the ANGELS talking to Almighty God about this new creation called MANKIND, then WHY would they ask such a dumb questions IF in fact mankind was created GREATER than the angels and just a little lower than GOD? Even if all I had to go on was this one verse, to ME, it seems more logical to conclude than MANKIND was created a little lower than the ANGELS based upon the question in verse 4 that asks WHAT is MAN that you Oh God are so concerned about, why do you keep visiting MANKIND, WHAT is it with MANKIND that you are so involved with him?
Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, that IF Psalm 8:4,5 were to actually mean a little lower the GOD, then mankind would be ABOVE the ANGELS and NOT LOWER than the ANGELS as the Bible teaches us. We see this same passage of scripture found in Psalm chapter 8 where this Hebrew word "elohim" is translated as ANGELS being quoted by the writers of the New Testament found in Hebrews 2:6-9, who ALSO see and understand that this Hebrew word "elohim" means ANGELS as well, because they use the Greek word "angelos" which always means ANGEL or messenger. So for me, since the writers of the New Testament saw this word "elohim" to be referring to ANGELS as opposed to referring to mankind being made a little lower than God, then I would be inclined to agree with them.
You see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, it was ONLY AFTER Jesus became obedient unto death on the cross that he was HIGHLY EXALTED and GIVEN a NAME ABOVE EVERY NAME, so the EVERY KNEE should bow and every tongue should confess that Jesus is Lord to the glory of Almighty God the Father. To ME it would NOT make sense to HIGHLY EXALT Jesus to be OVER or ABOVE the ANGELS, IF Jesus was made a little lower than GOD, which would have then made Jesus to have ALREADY been ABOVE the ANGELS. Please read Philippians 2:5-11 which says,
11. And that every tongue should confess hat Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
Then one day when WE are found to be that good and faithful and obedient servant of Almighty God, like our brother Jesus was found to be obedient, then we too will be EXALTED ABOVE the ANGELS to JUDGE them. Please read 1 Corinthians 6:2,3 which teaches us that one day the SAINTS will not only judge the world but we will also JUDGE the ANGELS.
With that being said it should be clear to us that the Hebrew word "elohim" that is translated as the sons OF GOD is translated CORRECTLY and definite is NOT speaking of the sons of MEN as some are teaching. Now the REASON that some teach that the word "elohim" in Genesis 6:2 should be translated as the sons OF MEN is because they ASSUME that the Bible teaches that ALL the ANGELS were ALL created at ONE TIME and that the ANGELS NEVER PROCREATED AFTER their own kind like MANKIND. In other words, they make the ASSUMPTION that ALL the ANGELS of God were created as eternal being from the very beginning of their creation and therefore had no need to procreate. And they use the ONE SINGLE verse of scripture found in Matthew 22:30, which says,
other words, IN the world to COME, after the resurrection of the dead
in Christ, THEN those of MANKIND who are accounted worthy at the time
of the first resurrection to be given ETERNAL LIFE shall NO
LONGER PROCREATE or be given in marriage
as they do NOW but rather they shall be just like the ANGELS who are
IN HEAVEN, who are NOT given in marriage, or man will be like the angels in the respect that man will NO LONGER marry or be given in marriage. In other words, the Bible does NOT teach that man BECOMES angels, but rather I believe the word of God teach that man will be EXALTED ABOVE the angels, because it teaches that we shall JUDGE the angels.
The first thing I want you to notice is that this verse does NOT say that the ANGELS NEVER, EVER married or were given in marriage from the time that they were created. Stop and thing for a moment. DID those men and women who will one day be given eternal life PROCREATE BEFORE they were actually given eternal life? ABSOLUTELY! Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, that is it just and ASSUMPTION that the ANGLES NEVER EVER PROCREATED and that they were ALL created at the very same time. The Bible does not say that the angels were created all at the SAME time. But then again, the Bible does not say that the just two angels were created in the beginning like Adam and Eve and these two angels procreated just like mankind does now. Either way is just an ASSUMPTION that CANNOT be supported soundly with scripture, no matter which way you choose to believe. It may be that in some of the extra Biblical writings it may be shown that the angels were created all at once, but extra Biblical writings should ONLY be used to support what the BIBLE already PLAINLY teaches, and the Bible does NOT PLAINLY teach that all the angels were created at the same time all at once.
Also please notice that this verse states that it is the ANGELS that are IN HEAVEN and it says nothing about the FALLEN and DISOBEDIENT REBELLIOUS ANGELS. It may be that Almighty God had a COMMANDMENT for the ANGELS NOT to have intercourse, just as he has a COMMANDMENT for MANKIND NOT to commit adultery or fornication.
HOWEVER, this did NOT prevent or stop some of mankind from DISOBEYING this COMMANDMENT. So in the SAME way it may be that some of the ANGELS SINNED by coming down to take the daughters of MEN as their WIVES and BARE CHILDREN to them just as Genesis 6:2 teaches us.
Let us move on to the next verse in Genesis 6:3 in order to see if we find any CONTRADICTIONS to our line of reason thus far of interpreting the phase "the sons OF GOD" to mean ANGELS who SINNED against Almighty God to take the daughters of men and bare children with them.
"And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
2. That the sons OF GOD (or the sons of ELOHIM, or more specifically the sons OF MIGHTY ONES referring to the ANGELS of God) saw the daughters OF MEN that they were fair; and they took them WIVES of all which they chose.
3. And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years."
In verse 3 we see that the Spirit of Almighty God was STRIVING with mankind, because of what they have done. Can you not see that IF this word "elohim" were to mean just mere ordinary sons OF MEN who took WIVES of the daughters OF MEN, then WHY would the Spirit of Almighty God be STRIVING with mankind, because this is what God COMMANDED mankind to DO in the beginning, which was to reproduce after their OWN KIND and replenish the Earth. Please read Genesis 1:21, 28 which teaches us that EVERY LIVING CREATURE that God created was created to reproduce AFTER its OWN KIND.
"21. And God created great whales, and EVERY living creature that moves, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good...
28. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth."
In other words, Almighty God does NOT want mankind to tamper or alter his creation to produce things that are NOT AFTER THEIR OWN KIND.
Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord the the SIN, which the ANGELS committed against Almighty God, was to go against his COMMAND to PRODUCE AFTER your OWN KIND. Therefore because the ANGELS KEPT NOT their FIRST ESTATE, but LEFT their habitation and went in unto the daughters of MEN, who were NOT AFTER their OWN KIND, and BARE CHILDREN with them, that THIS was an abomination to Almighty God, because they CORRUPTED their WAYS before God.
Please read Jude verse 5 through 7 which says,
7. EVEN AS Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them IN LIKE MANNER, giving themselves over to fornication , and going after STRANGE flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire."
So in the SAME way that the men of Sodom and Gomorrah went after other MEN or STRANGE FLESH, which was LEAVING their first state after the COMMANDMENT that Almighty God set in the beginning, so ALSO the ANGELS LEFT their first state and went after STRANGE FLESH or that which was NOT after their OWN KIND, the daughters of MEN and BORE children with them.
Now to me IF these children, which were born as a RESULT of this UNION between the sons OF GOD and the daughters OF MEN were just like all the OTHER children of MEN, then it would seem correct to say that this word "elohim" in Genesis 6:2 would be referring to the sons of MEN, rather than ANGELS. With that being said let us continue with the next verse, Genesis 6:4 in order to see what these CHILDREN of this UNION were like.
"4. 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 (speaking of the sons OF the ELOHIM) bare children to them, the SAME (referring to these GIANTS that were BORN as a RESULT of this UNION between the sons OF GOD and the daughters OF MEN, these GIANTS, the SAME) became mighty men which were of OLD (or which were before in ANCIENT TIMES) , men of renown."
Now the thing that I want you to notice in this verse is that BEFORE the TIME that these sons OF GOD came in unto the daughters OF MEN there were NO GIANTS in the Earth ever mentioned since the creation of Adam to this time in Noah's day. You see, it was ONLY AFTER these sons OF GOD bore CHILDREN with the daughters OF MEN, and these SAME CHILDREN, which were born of these daughters OF MEN who had sex with these sons OF GOD, became these mighty men which were of OLD or in another age BEFORE mankind was ever created.
In other words, these CHILDREN that were bore by these sons OF GOD were GIANTS in the Earth like as those GIANTS, which were of OLD or of a previous age BEFORE mankind was ever created. This word that is translation as "OLD" also means ANCIENT or in ANCIENT TIMES. You may be thinking WHAT ancient times BEFORE mankind was created? This knowledge of a previous age may be new to you, but there is evidence in the Earth as well as vague references in the Bible that definitely point to the fact that PREVIOUS creations that resemble mankind were on the Earth BEFORE Adam and Eve were created, but were DESTROYED and the Earth was RENEWED. I explain a little more on this subject in my study called "UNDERSTANDING WHY?", but for now let us continue in this study of God's word to show that the sons OF GOD were indeed ANGELS and NOT men as some teach.
In Genesis 6:5-7 right after we are told that these sons OF GOD bore children with the daughters OF MEN we see that it REPENTED Almighty God for ever creating mankind. Now just think about this for a moment, IF these sons OF GOD were just mere MEN taking wives of daughters OF MEN, then WHY would this NATURAL act cause Almighty God to say the it REPENTED him that he made MANKIND.
"5. And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6. And it REPENTED the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
7. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; BOTH man, AND beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air (WHY? Why was Almighty God repentant and GRIEVED with BOTH man AND the ANIMALS and wanted to DESTROY the creation that he once saw as being good? WHAT did the ANIMALS do that caused them to be destroyed as well?); for it REPENTS me that I have made them."
Now it seems pretty clear that the MAN of the Earth should have protected their women and should NOT have allowed the sons OF GOD to mate with their women. And the daughters OF MEN should have also RESISTED these ANGELS and NOT allowed these ANGELS to have sex with them. We can see this truth in the New Testament in 1 Corinthians 11:3-11 which teaches us that the man is head of the woman and the woman needs to have her head covered, BECAUSE of the ANGELS.
Some times we just skim over verses in the Bible and pay little attention to them. I used to wonder about this particular verse, but I never gave it much thought until I started studying about the FALLEN ANGELS who SINNED against Almighty God. Now it makes sense to me that ONE of the SINS of these ANGELS was coming in unto the daughters OF MEN and BARING children with them, who were GIANTS. I want you to think about these GIANTS that were on the Earth AFTER the FLOOD of Noah, which destroyed all the other giants. From WHERE did THESE GIANTS come. Well to ME it obviously happened AGAIN that these fallen ANGELS came in unto the daughters of men and produced MORE GIANTS. This is WHY were are to RESIST the devil and he will flee from us. The man is to protect his woman from the enemy.
But what about the ANIMALS? It does not seem correct for me to believe that God would expect the ANIMALS to RESIST the enemy and not go after other animals who were not after their OWN KIND. It simply does NOT work biologically in nature WHITHOUT the AID or MANIPULATION of MANKIND'S intervention So then, what did mankind get involved with that caused the ANIMALS to be DESTROYED along with MANKIND?
It is not apparent in the Bible all that took place, but in the book of Enoch and the book of Jasher we can observe what most likely took place seeing and knowing what mankind is doing in out present day with genetics. Please read from the book of Jasher chapter 4 and verses 18, 19 which says,
" And their judges and rulers (or the principalities and powers and RULERS of DARKNESS in the air or atmosphere of the Earth, or more precisely some of the ANGELS who followed Satan) went to the daughters of men and took their wives by force from their husbands according to their choice, and the sons of men in those days took from the cattle of the earth, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and taught the mixture of animals of one species with the other, in order therewith to provoke the Lord; and God saw the whole earth and it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted its ways upon earth, all men and all animals.
19 And the Lord said, I will blot out man that I created from the face of the earth, yea from man to the birds of the air, together with cattle and beasts that are in the field."
Now I realize that this is not a quote directly from the Bible, but the book of Jasher is mentioned in the Bible on two different occasions. Once in 2 Samuel 1:18, which says,
Then again in Joshua 10:13, which says,
"And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day."
So then, given what we know and see in the world today in that which some of mankind is doing in the field of genetics and cloning and DNA manipulation along with what Jesus warned us in
Matthew 24 that the end of days would be LIKE the days of NOAH and SODOM and GOMMORAH, we can easily see that these FALLEN ANGELS had TAUGHT men in the days of Noah the MIXTURE of the different species of animals and this is WHY the ANIMALS were destroyed along with mankind. Please read
Jasher 4:18,19 again.
" And their judges and rulers went to the daughters of men and took their wives by force from their husbands according to their choice, and the sons of men in those days took from the cattle of the earth, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and taught the mixture of animals of one species with the other, in order therewith to provoke the Lord; and God saw the whole earth and it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted its ways upon earth, all men and all animals.
19 And the Lord said, I will blot out man that I created from the face of the earth, yea from man to the birds of the air, together with cattle and beasts that are in the field."
It seems as if mankind had become so corrupt in this practice on mating with ANGELS that ONLY NOAH and his family remained PURE and had not had sexual relations with the ANGELS. Take a look at Genesis 6:9-13 which seems to show us that ONLY Noah and his family had NOT CORRUPTED themselves with this practice of having sex with these FALLEN ANGELS.
"9. These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a JUST man and PERFECT IN his GENERATIONS, and Noah walked with God.(in other words, Noah was NOT CORRUPTED by these sons OF ELOHIM and REMAINED PERFECT in his OFFSPRING)
10. And Noah begot three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
12. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt (WHY? Why was the whole earth corrupt before God?); FOR (or because) ALL FLESH had corrupted his way upon the earth.(I want you to think about HOW did ALL FLESH CORRUPT their WAY upon the Earth?)
13. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through THEM; and, behold, I will destroy THEM with the earth."
The word "VIOLENCE" here means of course brutality, such as murder and such, but this word also means unrighteousness or that which is wrong or not right in the eyes of God. In other words, what was being done in the Earth was a CORRUPTION of what Almighty God had originally intend for mankind to be. Again this word also means ruthlessness, cruelty and oppression, which some extra Biblical writes describe as the condition that was upon the Earth at this time, because these GIANTS were oppressing the rest of mankind and literally destroying them. But for a moment pause and think about the possibility of these fallen angels performing DNA manipulation upon the daughters of men, rather than having intercourse with them in order to produce the GIANTS. At the end of this study I will have some links to some teaching videos on different areas of this in depth study for those of you who wish to go even deeper in the truth.
But for now let us see what the Jewish historian Josephus wrote concerning the days of Noah and these ANGELS who bore children with the daughters of MEN.
'Now this posterity of Seth continued to esteem God as the Lord of the universe, and to have an entire regard to virtue, for seven generations; but in process of time they were perverted, and forsook the practices of their forefathers, and did neither pay those honors to God which were appointed to them, nor had they any concern to do justice towards men. But for what degree of zeal they had formerly shown for virtue, they now showed by their actions a double degree of wickedness; whereby they made God to be their enemy, for MANY ANGELS of God accompanied with women and begot sons that proved unjust, and despising of all that was good, on account of the confidence they had in their own strength; for the tradition is, that these men did what resembled the acts of those whom the Grecian called GIANTS. But Noah was very uneasy at what they did; and, being displeased at their conduct, persuaded them to change their dispositions and their acts for the better; but, seeing that they did not yield to him, but were slaves to their wicked pleasures, he was afraid they would kill him, together with his wife and children, and those they had married; so he departed out of that land.' (The Antiquities of the Jews, (p. 32, bk. 1, ch. 3, §§72-74, translated by William Whitson)
Then in the books of Jubilees chapter 5 verses 1-5 we read,
'1. And it came to pass when the children of men began to multiply on the face of the earth and daughters were born unto them, that the ANGELS of God saw them on a certain year of this jubilee, that they were beautiful to look upon; and they took themselves wives of all whom they
2. chose, and they bare unto them sons and they were GIANTES. And lawlessness increased on the earth and all flesh corrupted its way, alike men and cattle and beasts and birds and everything that walks on the earth -all of them corrupted their ways and their orders, and they began to devour each other, and lawlessness increased on the earth and every imagination of the thoughts of all men.
3. (was) thus evil continually. And God looked upon the earth, and behold it was corrupt, and all flesh had corrupted its orders, and all that were upon the earth had wrought all manner of evil
4. before His eyes. And He said that He would destroy man and all flesh upon the face of the earth
5. which He had created. But Noah found grace before the eyes of the Lord.'
Then in yet a fourth extra Biblical book, the book of Enoch we find this same account being given to us that parallels with the account we read in Genesis chapter 6. However in the book of Enoch we find greater detail given to us.
Now for me, I do not ordinarily use extra Biblical writings, not even historical writings of the early church fathers in order to make a point in understanding the scriptures. I try to stay with the scriptures interpreting the scriptures themselves. However in this instance, or upon this particular subject, I have not found anything that CONTRADICTS what the WHOLE word of God is teaching, but rather only that which supports it even further. Any way I leave it to you, my readers, to decide for yourself. I did read parts of the Second book of Adam and Eve, but I found some other things that CONTRADICTED the Bible, therefore I caution you my readers, to take care in reading some of the many extra Biblical resources. With that being said let us take a look at the book of Enoch chapters 6 through 9.
1. And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto them beautiful and comely daughters.
2. And the ANGELS, the children of the heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another: 'Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of men and beget us children.'
3. And Semjâzâ, who was their leader, said unto them: 'I fear ye will not indeed agree to do this deed, and I alone shall have to pay the penalty of a great sin.'
4. And they all answered him and said: 'Let us all swear an oath, and all bind ourselves by mutual imprecations not to abandon this plan but to do this thing.'
5. Then swore they all together and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it.
6. And they were in all two hundred; who DESCENDED ⌈in the days⌉ of Jared on the summit of Mount Hermon, and they called it Mount Hermon, because they had sworn and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it.
7. And these are the names of their leaders: Sêmîazâz, their leader, Arâkîba, Râmêêl, Kôkabîêl, Tâmîêl, Râmîêl, Dânêl, Êzêqêêl, Barâqîjâl, Asâêl, Armârôs, Batârêl, Anânêl, Zaqîêl, Samsâpêêl, Satarêl, Tûrêl, Jômjâêl, Sariêl.
8. These are their chiefs of tens.
1. And all the others together with them took unto themselves wives, and each chose for himself one, and they began to go in unto them and to defile themselves with them, and they taught them charms and enchantments, and the cutting of roots, and made them acquainted with plants.
2. And they became pregnant, and they bare great GIANTS, whose height was three thousand ells:
3. Who consumed all the acquisitions of men. And when men could no longer sustain them,
4. the GIANTS turned against them and devoured mankind.
5. And they began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and fish, and to devour one another's flesh, and drink the blood.
6. Then the earth laid accusation against the lawless ones.
1. And Azâzêl taught men to make swords, and knives, and shields, and breastplates, and made known to them the metals 〈of the earth〉 and the art of working them, and bracelets, and ornaments, and the use of antimony, and the beautifying of the eyelids, and all kinds of costly stones, and all coloring tinctures. 2. And there arose much godlessness, and they committed fornication, and they were led astray, and became corrupt in all their ways. Semjâzâ taught enchantments, and root-cuttings, Armârôs the resolving of enchantments, Barâqîjâl,
(taught) astrology, Kôkabêl the constellations, Ezêqêêl the knowledge of the clouds, 〈Araqiêl the signs of the earth, Shamsiêl the signs of the sun〉, and Sariêl the course of the moon. And as men perished, they cried, and their cry went up to heaven . . .
1. And then Michael, Uriel, Raphael, and Gabriel looked down from heaven and saw much blood being shed upon the earth, and all lawlessness being wrought upon the earth.
2. And they said one to another: 'The earth made †without inhabitant cries the voice of their crying† up to the gates of heaven.
3 ⌈⌈And now to you, the holy ones of heaven⌉⌉, the souls of men make their suit, saying, "Bring our cause before the Most High.".'
4. And they said to the Lord of the ages: 'Lord of lords, God of gods, King of kings, 〈and God of the ages〉, the throne of Thy glory (standeth) unto all the generations of the ages, and Thy name holy and glorious and blessed unto all the ages!
5. Thou hast made all things, and power over all things hast Thou: and all things are naked and open in Thy sight, and Thou seest all things, and nothing can hide itself from Thee.
6. Thou seest what Azâzêl hath done, who hath taught all unrighteousness on earth and revealed the eternal secrets which were (preserved) in heaven, which men were striving to learn:
7. And Semjâzâ, to whom Thou hast given authority to bear rule over his associates.
8. And they have gone to the daughters of men upon the earth, and have slept with the women, and have defiled themselves, and revealed to them all kinds of sins.
9. And the women have borne GIANTS, and the whole earth has thereby been filled with blood and unrighteousness.
10. And now, behold, the souls of those who have died are crying and making their suit to the gates of heaven, and their lamentations have ascended: and cannot cease because of the lawless deeds which are wrought on the earth.
11. And Thou knowest all things before they come to pass, and
Thou seest these things and Thou dost suffer them, and Thou dost not say to us what we are to do to them in regard to these.'
So then, from the Bible and from these extra Biblical books we can CLEARLY see that the "sons OF GOD" are most definitely speaking of the ANGELS of God who SINNED against Almighty God by leaving their first estate in order to take the daughters OF MEN and BARE CHILDREN to them, which were GIANTS in the Earth in those days.
And BECAUSE of this CORRUPTION between the ANGELS and MANKIND and the beasts of the Earth it REPENTED and GRIEVED Almighty God so much so that he destroyed the Earth and man and beast with a flood. Only Noah and his family who were found to be RIGHTEOUS were spared.
This brings us to something that Jesus WARNED us about in Matthew 24:37-41, which teaches us that the DAYS of the coming of Jesus will be in LIKE MANNER to the DAYS of Noah right before the flood of God's WRATH and JUDGMENT.
Now let us read this WARNING of Jesus found in Luke chapter 17 verses 26 through 37, which says,
Now BEFORE we get to this point where TWO shall be working, sleeping or what ever we may be doing and ONE shall be TAKEN and the OTHER ONE LEFT there is going to come on the Earth a great DECEPTION or a great DELUSION and a FALLING AWAY or great APOSTASY. And I believe at least part of this great APOSTASY and falling or turning AWAY from God, so much so, that if it were possible that even the very ELECT would be DECEIVED is going to be directly related to the FALLEN ANGELS DECEIVING mankind with signs and wonders and lying words.
For those of you who may not have heard about this coming day of APOSTASY let me show you from the word of God where we are taught of this strong delusion that is it were possible even the very elect would be deceived. Let's begin by looking at Mathew 24:21-28 which teaches us about a coming DECEPTION that is so convincing that if it were possible even strong and grounded Christians could be DECEIVED.
24. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show GREAT SIGNS and WONDER; insomuch that, if it were possible, they (these GREAT SIGNS and WONDERS) shall DECEIVE the very elect.
So the WHAT could these GREAT SIGNS and WONDERS be that could possible even DECEIVE the very ELECT of God?Let us take a look at 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 in order to get some further insight.
3. Let no man DECEIVE you by any means: for that day (speaking of the RAPTURE of the church) shall NOT come, EXCEPT there come a FALLING AWAY first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;(in other words, TWO things MUST take place FIRST before the rapture of the church occurs, and these two things are the appearing of the antichrist and a great APOSTASY)
6. And now you KNOW what
withholds that he (speaking
of Jesus and NOT the antichrist. And NOW you KNOW what is keeping
Jesus from returning in order that that Jesus)
might be revealed in
his time.(In others words, Jesus cannot be REVEALED until HIS TIME referring to the day and the hour of the SECOND coming of Jesus)
7. For the mystery of iniquity does already work: only he (speaking of SATAN) who now lets (or HINDERS) will let (HINDER the elect and God's work on the Earth, until he (referring to SATAN, until Satan and his ANGELS) be taken out of the way (or CAST out of the MIDST of the air where they are now RULING as the principalities and powers of the air).
8. And then shall that Wicked (speaking of the antichrist who I believe will be possessed by Satan himself when he is taken out of the way where he now HINDERS the prayers of the saints) be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
So then WHAT is this APOSTASY, this STRONG DELUSION, this LIE, these GREAT SIGNS and WONDERS that will cause many to FALL AWAY from their FAITH in God and be DECEIVED into fulfilling their desires in UNRIGHTEOUSNESS?
Now here is were I may lose some who have their minds closed to anything that is not directly from the Bible and that can be EASILY seen and understood as being God's word. Well I assure you that what I am about to share with you IS in fact in the word of truth, the Holy Bible and can be seen by those who as Jesus says, have eyes to see and ears to hear. And I pray that this is YOU my dear reader, who has the ear to HEAR and the eyes to SEE.
No doubt there IS coming a GREAT DELUSION and MANY shall turn away from God, EVEN the very ELECT if it were possible for them to be DECEIVED as well. So PLEASE consider what I have to say. And I do emphasize the word CONSIDER, because what I am about to share with you is by no means meant to be taken as a thus says the Lord and DOGMATICALLY taught as this is the way it is going to happen right down tho that very last jot and tittle. What I am about to share with you is just a scenario that MIGHT be that way things will be.
With that being said, one point I want you to CONSIDER is the UFO phenomenon that is sweeping the globe in our day and has been for quite some time. Now you may not be aware of this quest to know the truth, but there are many, even as you are reading this, who are searching for answers to their questions about WHAT on Earth is going on? All these earthquakes, violent storms, tsunamis, hurricanes and tornadoes. And yes, all these sightings and reports of UFO'S and ALIEN abductions. WHY all the rush to build all these secret underground bases? What is going on?
Well you see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, the stage is being set and has been being set for quite some time now in order for mankind to accept and believe that there is NO GOD, nor has there ever been a GOD. Please hear me out, because this is what there Greek word "APOSTASIA" that is translated as "FALLING AWAY" in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 actually means, there is NO GOD! In other words, this word means APOSTASIA of APOSTASY actually means a TURNING AWAY from believing in GOD, or an ABANDONMENT of God. This word also means a REBELLION against God, which is exactly what will take place at the battle of ARMAGEDDON.
Can you not see that this is EXACTLY what is happening throughout the world today, people TURNING AWAY from believing in God? Think about science and the teaching of evolution. Think about how pray has been taken out of our schools. Laws are changing and the over all morality of mankind is decaying.
With that being said I want you to take a close look at some things with which you may not be familiar as yet. Now no matter how ridiculous this may sound I want you to CONSIDER the FACTS that can be SEEN, TOUCHED and plainly KNOW by all. And it is these FACTS and PHYSICAL EVIDENCES that are persuading and DECEIVING MANY to TURN AWAY from God and to believe that there is NO GOD.
I want you to take some time and view some of the PROGRAMS on television that are on the History Channel and the Discovery Channel. PROGRAMS like Ancient Aliens, and Ancient Astronauts. PROGRAMS like Chariots of the Gods on YouTube, which are literally PROGRAMMING mankind to accept and believe that there is NO GOD. These programs are programming the minds of individuals to believe that there is NO GOD, but rather there were only EXTRATERRESTRIALS or ALIENS who early man saw and encountered and THOUGHT that they were GOD or gods.
Stop a moment and CONSIDER, what if these UFO's came into our Earth's atmosphere like some of the Hollywood movies like Independence Day and TV shows like V depict and these so called ALIENS claim that they have come in PEACE in order to DECEIVE mankind into believing that they had visited the Earth long ago to seed the planet with life and have now returned to take us home. But first we must help them fight against an enemy who is coming to destroy both us and them, and if we do not help them, then we all will no doubt perish as well.
You see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, Revelation 16:12-14 teaches us that some evil spirits or more precisely some FALLEN ANGELS are going to DECEIVE the nations of the world to make WAR against our coming Messiah. And I propose to you that these FALLEN ANGELS will be DISGUISING themselves as EXTRATERRESTRIALS or ALIENS in order to accomplish their goal to get mankind to fight against God. Now the "elite men" who are ruling the world know whom the serve and worship, but they must keep this knowledge secret so that that rest of the world leaders will join with them to fight this so called ALIEN INVASION, which is NOT and ALIEN invasion at all, but rather a RESCUE mission sent by Almighty God to SAVE those of mankind who have REMAINED FAITHFUL to OBEY his COMMANDMENTS and follow the teachings of Jesus his Son.
Long story made short, there is coming a WAR that will be fought by the ANGELS of Almighty God against Satan and his ANGELS. I am just proposing to you, my dear reader, that this WAR, will look like UFO'S attacking other UFO'S. Let us begin taking a look at this coming WAR in the heaven or atmosphere of the Earth by reading Revelation 16:12-14, which says,
This is speaking about the WAR or BATTLE of ARMAGEDDON, which will take place when Jesus return for his FAITHFUL followers. Remember what you read in the book of Enoch about the FALLEN ANGELS and how they TAUGHT mankind things that no doubt seemed MIRACULOUS to them in their day. Jesus WARNED us that it would be AS is WAS in the DAYS of Noah so ALSO shall it be in the DAYS of the coming of the Son of man. If you read further in the book of Enoch you will see haw these ANGELS taught mankind to make WEAPONS of WAR. Well for those who are seeking the TRUTH it seems pretty clear that this is EXACTLY what is taking place in our day and has been since 1947.
It appears that some of the elite men of this world have entered into an AGREEMENT with these fallen angels who are masquerading and ALIENS. Yeah, if you are hearing this for the first time if may be a hard pill to swallow, but it is the TRUTH none the less.
Let me show you from the word of Almighty God where this AGREEMENT some of mankind and the underworld was foretold to us. And remember the Satan is a DECEIVER and a liar from the beginning, so these elite men may not know with whom they have enter into agreement.
Please read Isaiah 28:14-22 which teaches us about these elite scornful men.
15 Because you have said, We have made a COVENANT with DEATH, and with HELL are we at AGREEMENT; when the over flowing scourge shall pass through, it shall NOT come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
I want to focus for a moment on verse 21 and let you read it from the New International Version, which says it this way,
The Hebrew word "nokri" that is translated as "strange" in the King James Version also means ALIEN. Something I found to be interesting, since we are talking about the possibility of an ALIEN deception in the end of days right before Jesus returns. Also in the next verse God is WARNING these elite and scornful men who are ruling NOT to be MOCKERS. The question then arises, mockers of WHAT or WHO?
To ME it is obvious that this is speaking of those who are MOCKING and RIDICULING us Christians who are HOLDING FAST to our BELIEF in Almighty God our creator and who are NOT being DECEIVED by the CLEAR, PLAIN, and VISIBLE EVIDENCE of these FLYING DISCS that CANNOT be DENIED. The book of Daniel speaks of how many will deceived by FLATTERY. Perhaps even those who we know now as our friends will betray us. Did not Jesus WARN us that father will be against son and mother against daughter, and brother against sister? In other words, be careful WHO you trust.
Anyway, in this WAR in heaven prophesied in Revelation chapter 12 where Satan and his ANGELS, who are presently RULING in the atmosphere of the Earth, will be CAST DOWN out of the MIDST of the SKIES onto the Earth. To ME this could very well possibly be a visible event that may APPEAR to be a WAR between UFO's.
Now keep in mind that the elite and the kings or rulers of the world will be in LEAGUE with these so called ALIENS who are being shot down out of the skies, so obviously they are going to turn and fight against these so called invading ALIENS who are in TRUTH the Lord and his ANGELS fighting for his people. The Christians and the Jews, the only two witnesses who stand for the one true Almighty God in all the Earth will try to warn the rest of mankind NOT to fight, but rather to wait upon the Lord to rescue them. It will be at this time that the antichrist will appear and make war with God's people the Christians and the Jews to put an end to them once and for all.
Again, please keep in mind that this is just a possibility to CONSIDER. In no way do I mean for anyone to take this scenario as a thus says the Lord and a dogmatic doctrine. I am just trying to prepare those who are seeking answers for the things in the world that simply demand answers, such as the great pyramid of Giza and other ancient ruins, which have baffled scientist and those who have studied then for hundreds of years. For a deeper understanding on this subject of the great pyramid please read the study called "THE BIBLE and the GREAT PYRAMID of GIZA", and "WHAT does the BIBLE have to say about the YEAR 2012?". But for now I would like you to please take note in Isaiah 28:14,15,17, where these scornful men who are RULING will go into HIDING in deep underground bunkers where they think that they will be safe from the WRATH of Almighty God, but they shall NOT ESCAPE.
15 Because you have said, We have made a COVENANT with DEATH, and with HELL are we at AGREEMENT; when the over flowing scourge shall pass through, it shall NOT come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:.....
17. Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the HIDING place.
18. And your COVENANT with DEATH shall be DISANNULLED, and your AGREEMENT with HELL shall NOT STAND; when the over flowing scourge shall pass through, then you shall be trodden down by it."
Now please read Revelation 6:12-17 where the sixth seal is opened and mankind who do not follow God will HIDE themselves in the GROUND. The RICH ELITE will HIDE in their deep underground bunkers that they have built and the poor shall HIDE in caves and in the mountains. But remember he who SEEKS to SAVE his life shall LOSE it, and he who loses his life shall SAVE it. Yes, there will no doubt be Christians who are also in hiding, but these will not be hiding from their coming Messiah, but rather they will be hiding from the great persecution that will abound. Keep in mind also there in some places in the world there will be those who are oblivious to what is taking place and they will be living life as though it is just the way things are.
I hear things like there have always been earthquakes, there have always, been wars, there have always been floods, and there has always been famine and disease, so what is all the fuss about? Remember that Jesus WARNED us that there shall be TWO who are WORKING, and TWO shall be SLEEPING, but ONLY ONE shall be TAKEN and the other one shall be LEFT. Again, we will get to this point a little further on in this study. But for now I want to focus upon this fact concerning those who have made a COVENANT with these so called ALIENS who HIDE themselves in their deep UNDERGROUND fortresses who shall NOT ESCAPE the WRATH of Almighty God.
13. And the STARS of heaven fell unto the earth (or the ANGELS of Satan where shot down to the Earth keeping in mind that the STARS of heaven are often speaking of ANGELS in the Bible), even as a fig tree casts her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
14. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together (have you ever seen the movie the Late Great Planet Earth? In this movie is a scene of an ATOMIC explosion and the CLOUDS roll back just like a SCROLL); and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
15. And the kings of the earth, and the GREAT men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, HID themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
17. For the GREAT day of his WRATH is come; (or TIME for the BATTLE of the GREAT day of God Almighty is come, the battle of ARMAGEDDON, WHEN the SIXTH vial was poured out in Revelation 16:12-14) and who shall be able to stand ?"
Please my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, DO NOT be DECEIVED by the FALSE teaching of a PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE of the church that FALSELY teaches that Jesus is returning BEFORE the time of GREAT TRIBULATION in order for his bride, the church, to ESCAPE this time of GREAT TRIBULATION. DO NOT BE DECEIVED by this FALSE DOCTRINE, because the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible clearly teaches that the church will go through the entire period of great tribulation that Jesus taught us about in Matthew chapter 24. In other words, we, the church shall see these signs in the SUN, and in the MOON and in the STARS that occur right BEFORE we SEE Jesus coming in CLOUDS of great glory to rescue his people and then we will be caught up and then GATHERED TOGETHER by the ANGELS of Jesus and TAKEN to this place called ARMAGEDDON to MEET Jesus in the AIR in order to be with Jesus while he executes the WRATH of Almighty God upon the disobedient to the gospel and those who do NOT REPENT and call upon the name of the Lord to be saved, when they SEE him coming in the CLOUDS. For a deeper understanding of this subject please read the following studies:
Well then, since this GREAT and NOTABLE DAY of the Lord, or the WRATH of Almighty God being poured out at the BATTLE of ARMAGEDDON is about to take place right after BOTH the opening of the SIXTH seal and the pouring out of the SIXTH vial, then WHAT takes place at the blowing of the SIXTH trumpet? Please read Revelation 9:13-21, which clearly shows us this SAME exact preparation for a great battle, that starts with something happening with the GREAT RIVER EURPHATES, which by the way is already drying up.
17. And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.
20. And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should NOT worship DEVILS, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:
You see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, the actual WRATH of Almighty God is poured NOT poured out UNTIL in the opening of the SEVENTH SEAL, the blowing of the SEVENTH TRUMPET, and the pouring out of the SEVENTH VIAL. Again, please refer to the studies that I mentioned above which explains this in detail. For now I want you to notice the word "SORCERY" in verse 21. The Greek word "PHARMAKEIA", which is where we get the word "PHARMACY" means the practice of WITCHCRAFT, MAGIC, the making of POTIONS or DRUGS. Remember what you read in the book of Enoch about how these DEVILS or FALLEN ANGELS taught mankind about ENCHANTMENTS and the different plants and roots, which obviously refers to the making of POTIONS and DRUGS.
I just want you pause and THINK for a moment and CONSIDER what is being done today in the name of SCIENCE. Think about just how many different kinds of DRUGS there are today as oppose to a decade ago. Think about the manipulation of DNA and genetics taking place today as you recall the words of Jesus, "As it was in the DAYS of Noah, so ALSO shall it be in the DAYS of the coming of the Son of man".
Are these DEVILS or FALLEN ANGELS disguising themselves as EXTRATERRESTRIALS in order to make a TREATY with the elite ruling class in exchange for teaching mankind great advances in technology? Or perhaps these elite ruling class KNOW that they DEVILS and they are worshiping Satan, whom they refer to as the Lucifer, the light bearer. Are these so called ALIENS teaching our scientists and engineers how to make great weapons of war which many refer to as FLYING DISCS? These are things that I want you my dear readers to CONSIDER, so that you are NOT DECEIVED, if in fact these fallen angel manifest themselves and masquerade as extraterrestrials in the near future, perhaps as early as in the spring of 2013. Please read the study "WHAT does the BIBLE say about the YEAR 2012?" for more on why I say the spring of 2013.
Well to those who stayed with me and read this far I want to encourage you to delve a little deeper in your understanding on this subject, so here are some links to some teaching videos about the EVIDENCE of GIANTS who were once on the Earth, the evidence of UFO'S and man made flying discs and triangles, the amazing evidence of ADVANCED civilizations that seem to have been destroyed and replace by other creations, and the manipulation of genetics:
Link to the message I heard that basically got me started to
search for the truth of HOW do the things that we can see, a
analyze, measure and touch fit in with what the Bible
teaches us. When I heard the mathematical impossibility to
lay over 2 million stones in the twenty year time span that
we were TAUGHT that this was the time and way that they
were laid, then I knew I was NOT TAUGHT the TRUTH.
This video is a must see, at least it was for me. May God
bless you richly as you seek the TRUTH of the whole word
of God. Here is just a small part of a 45 part series to get you started:
Link to an in-depth teaching by Chuck Missler on UFO's and
Link to giant foot print in granite stone.
Link to elongated skulls that are not human
Link to giant skeletons
Link to coverup in archeology
Link to evidence of ancient aircraft technology
Link to evidence of the pyramid not being built by man
http://youtu.be/I2jriRHv7i8 Part 1 of 3
There are many more links I can give and I am sure you
will also find as you search for the truth. For ME I know in
know in my heart that there is coming a STRONG
DELUSION that man should believe a LIE, and if it were
possible even the very elect of God would be DECEIVED.
Now the phase, "if it were possible" does NOT mean that it
is IMPOSSIBLE for Christians to be DECEIVED, but
rather that those who have been taught the TRUTH it would
be difficult to deceive them, but definitely NOT impossible.
Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue in the TRUTH.
Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,