Gen 6:5 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.
GIANTS: H5303, nephı̂yl nephil, nef-eel', nef-eel'
From H5307; properly, a feller, that is, a bully or tyrant: - giant.
BEN ELOHIYM: H1121 + H430, sons of God.
MIGHTY MEN: H1368, gibbôr gibbôr, ghib-bore', ghib-bore'
Intensive from the same as H1397; powerful; by implication warrior, tyrant: - champion, chief, X excel, giant, man, mighty (man, one), strong (man), valiant man.
Something very strange and unusual was occurring during the days of Noah. The LORD warned us that the last days would be the same as the days of Noah.
Mat 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
Mat 24:37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Mat 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
I have often heard these verses from Matthew, Ch. 24 being used to support the doctrine of pre-tribulation rapture. People say, “Look, people are eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, so everything is normal when Jesus comes back; therefore, Jesus must come back before the tribulation because it surely won’t be normal after the tribulation!”
These pre-tribulation rapture believers are missing the whole context of what Jesus was saying. If you understand the context, everything will be very, very ABNORMAL when Jesus comes back!
Gen 6:1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
Gen 6:2 That the sons of God (ben elohiym) saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
We see that the context of marriage in “the days of Noah” was describing the marriage between the sons of God “BEN ELOHIYM” and the daughters of men. In the Old Testament, the term “sons of God” is always used to describe ANGELS.
Job 38:4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
Job 38:5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?
Job 38:6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;
Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God (ben elohiym) shouted for joy?
In the New Testament, the term “sons of God” is always used to describe the saints of God. This makes perfect sense because Jesus said that the saints of God would be like the angels at the resurrection!
Mat 22:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
Mat 22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.
Jesus specifically said that the angels do not marry; therefore, when the “ben elohiym”, or sons of God, took wives in the days of Noah, it is obvious that they were in rebellion against the will of God. There are some Bible scholars that contend that the “ben elohiym” are descendants of Seth, while the descendants of Cain are called the daughters of men, but the Book of Enoch makes it abundantly clear that the “ben elohiym”, or sons of God, are fallen angels.
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. Book of Enoch, Ch. VI, verses 1 and 2.
It is clear, both from the Bible and from our own observation of nature, God does not approve any attempts at genetically mixing different species.
Lev 18:23 Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.
Lev 18:24 Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you:
Lev 18:25 And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants.
In the Book of Leviticus, God makes it clear that attempts at cross-speciation by the Canaanites was one of the reasons God tells the children to destroy the men, women, children, AND the animals.
Deu 20:16 But of the cities of these people, which the LORD thy God doth give thee for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth:
Deu 20:17 But thou shalt utterly destroy them; namely, the Hittites, and the Amorites, the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites; as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee:
Deu 20:18 That they teach you not to do after all their abominations, which they have done unto their gods; so should ye sin against the LORD your God.
Apparently, the Canaanites were successful in their demonically inspired attempts at cross-speciation, because the reports by the twelve men who were sent by Moses to spy out the land of Canaan terrified the children of Israel.
Num 13:32 (13:33) And they spoke ill of the land, which they had viewed, before the children of Israel, saying: The land which we have viewed, devoureth its inhabitants: the people, that we beheld are of a tall stature.
Num 13:33 (13:34) There we saw certain monsters (nephiyl) of the sons of Enac, of the giant (nephiyl) kind: in comparison of whom, we seemed like locusts. 1899 Douay-Rheims Bible.
I believe the Douay-Rheim’s Bible interpretation of “nephiyl” as MONSTERS gives us a better description of how the NEPHIYL actually appeared to the children of Israel. Not only were the NEPHIYL tall of stature, but they were probably malformed in appearance. Imagine how successful an army would be if they were accompanied onto the battlefield by giants and monsters out of mankind’s worst nightmares.
We have hints of what the “nephiyl” looked like from the mythos of ancient culture’s descriptions of: centaurs, satyrs, minotaurs, and chimeras. These “mythical” creatures were usually part human and part animal. They were usually faster, stronger, and bigger than an ordinary human being. However, what if these “mythical creatures” were real?
Berosus (q) speaks of a city about Lebanon, called Enos, which was a city of giants, who were men of vast bodies, and of great strength, inventors of arms and music, were cannibals, and exceedingly debauched.
I believe a sure sign that the world has entered into the LAST DAYS is the advent of “genetic engineering” or “genetic modification” that began to rapidly develop in the early 1970’s.
In the 1970’s, scientists began to cut genetic material from one species and splice it into another species, the resultant biological technology was referred to as “recombinant DNA” (DNA = deoxy-nucleic-acid). The new technology was hailed as the dawn of a new era for humanity. Human insulin and human growth hormone DNA was inserted into genetically modified bacteria, and biotech companies began producing cheap and abundant supplies of human hormones in giant vats to treat diabetics and people with various growth disorders. These days most of our staple foods are “genetically modified organisms” or GMOs. Only God knows what they are doing to us!
Now, nearly fifty years later, new genetic tools have made genetic modification and the creation of completely new and unknown organisms surprisingly easy and cheap. Scientist now use a genetic engineering tool called “clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats” or “CRISPR-Cas9” for short.
A simple version of the CRISPR/Cas system, CRISPR/Cas9, has been modified to edit genomes. By delivering the Cas9 nuclease complexed with a synthetic guide RNA (gRNA) into a cell, the cell's genome can be cut at a desired location, allowing existing genes to be removed and/or new ones added. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CRISPR
With the help of CRISPR and another genetic tool called “germ drives”, it is possible to permanently change, or completely wipe out, an entire species population within a few generations!
Gene drives have the power to override the traditional rules of inheritance. Ordinarily the progeny of any sexually reproductive animal receives one copy of a gene from each parent. Some genes, however, are “selfish”: Evolution has bestowed on them a better than 50 percent chance of being inherited. Theoretically, scientists could combine CRISPR with a gene drive to alter the genetic code of a species by attaching a desired DNA sequence onto such a favored gene before releasing the animals to mate naturally. Together the tools could force almost any genetic trait through a population. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2016/08/dna-crispr-gene-editing-science-ethics/
Now for the really scary part!
The more rapidly science propels humanity forward, the more frightening it seems. This has always been true. Do-it-yourself biology is already a reality; soon it will almost certainly be possible to experiment with a CRISPR kit in the same way that previous generations of garage-based tinkerers played with ham radios or rudimentary computers. It makes sense to be apprehensive about the prospect of amateurs using tools that can alter the fundamental genetics of plants and animals. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2016/08/dna-crispr-gene-editing-science-ethics/
You can now buy a “DIY Bacterial Gene Engineering CRISPR kit” for $150 on-line. http://www.the-odin.com/diy-crispr-kit/
Pardon my language but “WHAT IN THE HELL ARE THEY THINKING!” If a crazed teenager or terrorist can cause a ton of misery and death with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, it is not too hard to imagine the damage some demon inspired nut can do playing around with a CRISPR kit in their basement! Not to mention the really crazy psychotics and psychopaths working in secret government labs around the world!
Translators have rendered seven different Hebrew words by the one term giants, viz., nephilim, gibborim, enachim, rephaim, emim, and zamzummim;
It is fairly obvious that the original translators of these multiple strange Hebrew words into the English word “giant” simply could not comprehend the strange creatures the children of Israel were encountering when they set about to conquer the land of Canaan.
Num 13:31 But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.
Num 13:32 And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature.
Num 13:33 And there we saw the giants (nephiyl), the sons of Anak, which come of the giants (nephiyl): and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.
However, it is also fairly obvious that the children of Israel used different words to describe the NEPHIYL because the various “nephiyl groups” possessed strange and unique characteristics that made them different from each other. Therefore, I believe the NEPHIYL were much stranger than simply freakishly big humans. The nephiyl were truly MONSTERS! Could it be that demons want mankind to create soulless creatures that are easier for them to possess?
The NEPHIYLIM arose in the days of Noah, just before God destroyed the whole earth with a flood. They also appeared in the land of Canaan, and they were waiting to resist the children of Israel when they set about to conquer the Promised Land. I suspect the NEPHIYLIM will appear again in order to resist the manifestation of the sons of God. Was this one of the things Jesus was warning us about just before His Second Coming?
Luk 21:26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
Luk 21:27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
Luk 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.