Between Genesis 1 and Genesis 5,
I have learned a lot about God,
and the the creation of earth
and the heavenly realms.
Genesis says a lot about earth,
but doesn’t say much about the heavens.
This is my focus as I read through the Bible again.
I have also learned some about Satan,
Adam and Eve, and Cain and Abel.
I learned that Satan
likes to tempt men and women,
and that God cursed Satan
and Adam and Eve,
when they all went against him.
I learned about the Fall,
and how God used his mouth
to administer the consequence;
and I learned about the promise
that was given to man and woman
in the middle of the reprimand.
I learned about the offspring of Satan,
and the offspring that would come
through the seed of the woman
that would crush Satan’s head.
I learned that Cain allowed anger
to cause him to murder his brother,
and I learned that God sent Cain to Nod,
a place of wandering - a place far from God.
I learned about Seth,
and saw that the Seed of the woman
would come through him.
I learned about the two Lamechs,
one that was bad and one that was good.
I learned about Enoch,
and saw that he was faithful and good,
and God took him up to be with Him,
without Enoch ever experiencing physical death.
I learned about Methuselah,
the oldest man to ever live -
almost 1,000 years!
And I learned that the chosen remnant
would come through him.
I learned there are two lines
that came from Seth
that are important to follow -
the TIME line helps us to understand
how long man has existed
since the creation of Adam.
And I learned about the BLOOD line
that explains how the gene of faith
was passed down.
Now, in Genesis 6, we are going to see
something really strange happening.
The sons of God took human women
and created offspring called Nephilim.
Listen to this -
“When human beings
began to increase in number
on the earth
and daughters were born to them,
the sons of God
saw that the daughters of humans
and they married any of them they chose.”
It’s not often that Pastors speak on this -
I suppose they don’t want to scare people off.
Can you imagine what would happen
if people knew what was written
in Genesis Chapter 6?
They would probably say,
"That is way too cray-cray!"
But Moses shared this information
for a reason.
We should never exclude
anything that was written in the scripture.
We are foolish to leave the sons of God out!
This is a glimpse into the heavenly realm!
Who are these rebellious sons of God?
The "men" who took women for themselves?
Personally, I believe they are fallen angels,
Rebellious spirit beings, who God created,
who decided to follow Satan.
I believe these spiritual beings were evil doers
who took on physical forms.
Much like Satan took on the shape of a serpent.
These evil doers pursued human women,
and married them -
probably without their consent.
Their disgusting behavior reminds me
of what men did to the angels
in Sodom and Gomorrah.
Remember the men of Sodom,
where Abraham’s nephew lived?
The men wanted to have sex
with the two angels who looked like men,
when they went to save Lot
from the destruction
that was about to come.
You can read all about it
in Genesis 19:1-5.
Yes, it is true. In the story of Lot,
it was human men who wanted to have sex
with angels who looked like men.
It was not angels wanting to have sex with them.
But we can obviously see
that angels took on the appearance
of physical men.
It goes to show
that angels can replicate human form.
It’s crazy to think
that humans and angels could mate.
God did not intend
for his two kinds of sons to become one.
In Genesis 6 -
“the Lord said, “My Spirit will not contend
with humans forever, for they are mortal;
their days will be a hundred and twenty years.”
Well, so much for living 900 years,
like most of the descendants of Seth!
Our physical bodies
would now deteriorate
at a much faster rate!
Our DNA would quickly breakdown,
because God said so.
“The Nephilim were on the earth
in those days - and also afterward -
when the sons of God
went to the daughters of humans
and had children by them.
They were the heroes of old, men of renown.
The Lord saw how great
the wickedness of the human race
had become on the earth,
and that every inclination
of the thoughts of the human heart
was only evil all the time.”
The one Nephilim
that I most think of is Nimrod -
He is said to be
the greatest hunter to ever live,
and he is the one who created Babylon!
We will learn more about him soon.
Moses wrote, “The Lord regretted
that he had made human beings on the earth,
and his heart was deeply troubled.
So the Lord said,
“I will wipe from the face of the earth
the human race I have created -
and with them the animals,
the birds and the creatures
that move along the ground -
for I regret that I have made them.”
But Noah found favor
in the eyes of the Lord.”
It’s interesting to me that God
was more upset by humans,
than the behavior of the sons of God!
This makes me think of Hebrews 1 and 2,
where God distinguishes between
the true Son of God, the angels and the human race.
If you get a chance, go and read it.
It's really good.
We need to understand why God
sent the flood to kill all of mankind.
Evil intent had totally replaced
the essence of the human heart!
All that was good,
had become completely bad -
the human heart began to rot
from the inside out.
But God found favor in Noah.
Noah, the son of the good Lamech.
Noah, whose great- grandfather was Enoch,
the faithful man who was taken up by God.
The Lord kept his promise!
He said, “the seed of the woman
would crush Satan’s head.”
The seed started with Adam and Eve,
then it was passed down to Seth
and here we see it flowing to Noah -
the remnant of man that God kept.