Thursday, November 28, 2013
For the Devil so loved the Nephilim...
I hope that all my family and friends has had a wonderful Thanksgiving time with family and friends, lots of good food and time hanging out with loved ones. I've been out of the loop for a week or so with crazy trails going on around some much needed home improvements, and getting ready for all the festivities of Thanksgiving. But I'm back now.
A week or so ago I was reading in the Bible in 1 Chronicles, and the LORD gave me an insight which I've never heard anyone point out before... but it's because the majority of U.S. preachers do not accept the reality of the Nephilim, the human-angel-animal-plant hybrids, so their Biblical worldview does not allow them to see it. And it's not their fault... They were raised like the rest of us, in the 20th century scientific enlightenment worldview that largely rejects supernaturalism. This is also what much of the signers of the American Declaration of Independence were, but that's an entirely different work, to which Chris Pinto has done an outstanding job with, if you're not already familiar with him and his Noise of Thunder radio program.
1st Chronicles ch. 20 is a most interesting chapter. It tells of encounters the post-settlement Israeli army under king David had with the giants, the Nephilim, or, descendants of Anak. The first account is of Joab leading the army into Battle against the sons of Ammon. Now not much is said here to indicate anything strange, until we read that David took the king's crown, which weighed one talent of gold. We're like, okay, cool. It was a heavy gold crown. I can totally see that. But the Scofield Ref. bible, (which I was using the other day) translates the measurement of this unit to be 76 lbs!!! :-O I said! You just don't wear a 76 lb. object around on your head everyday, unless you have really thick neck muscles! But this could be easily explained if he were Nephilim, which many of the people groups descended from Ham and Canaan, which lived in the region were (Gen.9:25-26; 10:15).
Next in the chapter we are told about a giant, when the Jews battled the Philistines in Gezer, named Sippai, who was a descendant of Rapha, or the Raphaim (1 Chron. 20:4). In v. 5, we're told there was another war with the Philistines, where Elhanan killed Lahmi, the brother of the the infamous giant Goliath (1 Chron. 20:5)!
Verse 6 tells us of a man of great stature, who had a total of 24 fingers and toes (1 Chron. 20:6). It seems that many of the skeletons which were unearthed and many spirited away, reportedly had such features. This giant was put to death by David's nephew, Shimea. So all of these descendants of Anak, which Joshua had not entirely wiped out (Joshua 11:22), were finally dealt with. The text doesn't tell us that the giants were totally wiped out, only that these mentioned were killed. From evidential remains found around the globe, the activity on the fallen angels to deceive humanity was taking place on a global scale. There are many sites that are exposing these facts, and they are asking questions, where are the remains at? Why have they been kept out of the public's eye? What purpose would the government have in withholding this sort of information?
The Bible gives us the explanation for that too. It tells us that in the last days there will be a great deception on the earth so powerful that even the very elect would be deceived, if that were possible (evidently, it sort of sounds like it is ~ Mt. 24:24; Mk 13:22; 2 Thess. 2:3)! But I think what Jesus and Paul are teaching here is that it will be very powerful, very deceptive, and the seeming "Christians" will be taken in by it, but not those truly called to salvation (2 Thess. 2:10-11). But certainly, by those verses, those who do not know Jesus and His life-transforming/redeeming power will be given to the deception coming on the world.
But here's where the scriptural insight came. Just when the Israelites have been wiping out the remaining giants living in the land of Israel, the children of the gods (the fallen angels), Satan has taken notice and come to put a stop to it, and attack King David!
1 Chronicles 21:1 Then Satan stood up against Israel and moved David to number Israel. (emphasis mine)
So you see, the chosen people of Yahweh had been destroying whom I believe you can demonstrate scripturally are the seed of the serpent. And while that curse (Gen. 3:15) ultimately is fulfilled in the individual seeds of Christ and the Anti-Christ, I think it is also played out in a larger scale between the children of Adam and Eve and the fallen archangel Lucifer. And as the people of Yahweh God are killing the human-angle hybrids, the fallen angels wanted vengeance for their off spring being killed.