Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Five Reasons why Pastors Should Teach on the Nephilim.
It seems that for some reason, many pastors are afraid to teach on the Nephilim.  Obviously they are taught in scripture.  The Bible teaches that there were giants in the earth, before the global flood which destroyed all life except that in the ark, and they were here after the flood.  Some pastors may be hesitant to preach on it, maybe because of their busy schedule, and they just do not feel equipped enough to teach on the subject.  Some may feel that if they start teaching that angels came down and slept with women, and gave birth to giants, that it would make them look like fools in society, and they want to avoid the appearance of “being off their rockers”.
Having studied the scriptures with my eyes open, I see just how prevalent these hybrid breeds of beings were throughout the Old Testament.  Jesus clearly believed it, and affirmed it;  He said to the Father, in prayer before the disciples, “Your word, O LORD, is truth” (Jn. 17:17).  Some may not think that it makes a difference not to teach on the existence and proliferation of the Nephilim in scripture.  But before I go any further, let us take a look at the references and descripitions of these beings.
Amos 2:9   9 "Yet it was I who destroyed the Amorite before them, though his height was like the height of cedars.  And he was strong as the oaks; I even destroyed his fruit above and his root below

Numbers 13:22   22 When they had gone up into the Negev, they came to Hebron where Ahiman, Sheshai and Talmai, the descendants of Anak  were. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)

Numbers 13:28-29  28 "Nevertheless, the people who live in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large; and moreover, we saw the descendants of Anak there.  29 "Amalek is living in the land of the Negev and the Hittites and the Jebusites and the Amorites are living in the hill country, and the Canaanites are living by the sea and by the side of the Jordan."

Deuteronomy 2:10-12  10 (The Emim lived there formerly, a people as great, numerous, and tall as the Anakim.  11 Like the Anakim, they are also regarded as Rephaim, but the Moabites call them Emim.  12 The Horites formerly lived in Seir, but the sons of Esau dispossessed them and destroyed them from before them and settled in their place, just as Israel did to the land of their possession which the LORD gave to them.)

Deuteronomy 2:20-21   20 (It is also regarded as the land of the Rephaim, for Rephaim formerly lived in it, but the Ammonites call them Zamzummin,  21 a people as great, numerous, and tall as the Anakim, but the LORD destroyed them before them. And they dispossessed them and settled in their place,

Deuteronomy 2:24-25   24 'Arise, set out, and pass through the valley of Arnon. Look! I have given Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land into your hand; begin to take possession and contend with him in battle.  25 'This day I will begin to put the dread and fear of you upon the peoples everywhere under the heavens, who, when they hear the report of you, will tremble and be in anguish because of you.'

Deuteronomy 9:1-2  "Hear, O Israel! You are crossing over the Jordan today to go in to dispossess nations greater and mightier than you, great cities fortified to heaven,  a people great and tall, the sons of the Anakim, whom you know and of whom you have heard it said, ‘Who can stand before the sons of Anak?'
Judges 1:20   20 Then they gave Hebron to Caleb, as Moses had promised; and he drove out from there the three sons of Anak.
Joshua 9:1-2  Now it came about when all the kings who were beyond the Jordan, in the hill country and in the lowland and on all the coast of the Great Sea toward Lebanon, the Hittite and the Amorite, the Canaanite, the Perizzite, the Hivite and the Jebusite, heard of it,  2 that they gathered themselves together with one accord to fight with Joshua and with Israel.

Joshua 15:14   14 Caleb drove out from there the three sons of Anak: Sheshai and Ahiman and Talmai, the children of Anak.

Joshua 21:11   11 Thus they gave them Kiriath-arba, Arba being the father of Anak (that is, Hebron), in the hill country of Judah, with its surrounding pasture lands.

1 Samuel 17:4   4 Then a champion came out from the armies of the Philistines named Goliath, from Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.

1 Chronicles 20:5-6  5 And there was war with the Philistines again, and Elhanan the son of Jair killed Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver's beam.  6 Again there was war at Gath, where there was a man of great stature who had twenty-four fingers and toes, six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot; and he also was descended from the giants.

1 Chronicles 20:8  8 These were descended from the giants in Gath, and they fell by the hand of David and by the hand of his servants.

  1. It robs God of His glory!  The wonders and miracles did not cease in Egypt, when God brought the plagues against Pharaoh and on all Egypt through His servant Moses.  Also, through Joshua, the Lord delivered the land of Canaan from the multiple Nephilim tribes into the hands of the Israelis.

  1. It shows Yahweh’s power and greatness using these small, five foot Jewish men to battle giants as tall and as strong as trees (Amos 2:9).  It is consistent with Paul’s teaching in 1 Cor. 1:27: “God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong.”

  1. It helps Believers be better equipped to stand in this coming age:  Many are coming to a knowledge of the historical giants, beginning to uncover, or rediscover the knowledge of this mutant breed of beings that lived throughout the world in historical times.  It is shown and taught on the History Channel, as well as other New Age media, being used to lay the foundation for the great deception.

  1. Rediscovering this truth helps the believer to make sense of history, with alleged gods coming down from heaven, falling in love with women, and giving birth to semi-divine offspring, which were later worshipped by most cultures as gods and semi-divine beings, being reintroduced today under neo-paganism, but being completely in line with what Jesus said, “For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah” (Mt. 24:37).  
These are just a few reasons why I believe the pastor should not shy away from proudly standing on and decrying the LORD’s counsel!  Can a believer get by without an understanding of the Nephilim, and the clear teaching of scripture?  Yes.  But he is also deprived of the depth of the riches of God’s word.  The Apostle Paul tells us: “All scripture is God-breathed, and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God will be adequate, ready for every good work.”  If you don’t have some of the Truth in your arsenal, can you be adequate?  
Pastor, if you recognize the deception of the world, why do you not teach God’s truth?  
Do you value your ministry more than your relationship with Jesus?
Do you value people’s opinion of you more than teaching God’s word in truth?  What means more to you?

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