Nephillim today? The Return of whom?
If one watches the abundant alien and UFO videos on youtube they would think we have been invaded by aliens, walk ins, reptilians disguised as humans. I remember when the reptilian concept first began to trend, they were showing (on youtube) TV newscasters transform to reptile creatures but all it was were weak digital signals that was causing interference. From this a new alien genre was created and the discoverers insisted they are among us first taking over the media.
These creatures are part of the Nephilim returning scenario. Many think the offspring of the women in Genesis 6 are flying in UFO’s now returning to earth.
This world is ground zero for the battle of the angels against God’s coming kingdom that will leave no place for them. We, as the church need to be careful not to adopt the new age ideas into Christianity.
Addressing the subject of the Nephilim is like taking on Goliath (pun intended). Distinctions need to be made, otherwise we can adopt a new age view that will affect our understanding of end times events. The hybrids we need to be concerned with are new age ideas infringing on Christianity, not the return of Nephilim.
Among things that cannot be explained there are some people who need conspiracies to validate their Christian beliefs. The way they fit this to the Bible is to make UFO’s/ aliens as Nephilim, thus this new age concept of aliens is Christianized and becomes accepted.
The variations are endless. The Flood did not destroy all the Nephilim, some escaped earth by UFO’s they now have returned to corrupt mankind again, even plant the seed of the antichrist. This is why they impregnate their abductees and later remove the hybrid embryo hoping that one is the false Messiah. Others believe they became disembodied spirits, the ghosts that we see today. Or that one of Noah’s sons became Nephilim. Some even claim the Nephilim hybrids can be redeemed because they are from Adam as also from angel.
When it comes to this topic nearly everything is on the table, and there is quite an abundance of nonsense. Science fiction writers have not come up with some of the explanations some Christians have entertained and made a ministry out of. Mystery lights in the sky, skyquakes, alien abductions and implants all add up to “Nephilim.”All the leftover “megalithic structures” are said to be by Nephilim even when they have no evidence of them being under water from a global deluge. So one cannot say the they were actually built by Nephilim who apparently had great powers to lift the stones and design them.
Let me say this about the abductions which is more to do with demonic descriptions. There are no offspring being produced. Alien abductions or angelic visitations come to people in a sleep state or dreams, often they are involved in some forbidden spiritual activity and have opened the door; so the majority of testimonies cannot be trusted. The Occult is one of the doorways to extra - terrestrial contact; some yearn for contact. Psychedelic drugs can induce a state where you think you have something happening to you that’s isn’t. Some of this can be hallucinations, even mental instability can also be a factor. Then there is a smaller percentage of the unexplained. I believe Images can be sent into ones mind making them think something is happening to them that is not. I have seen this experienced by those who astral travel, thinking they are detached, out of their body in some other dimension or planet, when they are not. When people are hypnotized to go back into the past, they really believe they were there, so the mind can be convinced of many things that are not reality but seem real.
New made UFO legends have found a home in biblical prophecy via the New Age movements influence. Like Indiana Jones in search for his ancient treasure, we have Nephilim searchers. Books are written and videos are produced, lectures are presented in a very convincing fashion. “Beware of the Nephilim” is the warning going out to the churches.
The fact is, these are fallen angels that are deceiving people; par for the course. They are not Nephilim, and that is where the deception is. Whatever this event was in Gen.6, it was unique, not to be repeated, the Bible never tells us of this as being repetitious as some claim it does. This concept brings Christians into the same end time deception that new agers hold to, that another race of human offspring have returned. These are fallen angels deceiving people into thinking this and it has everything to do with aliens being accepted by mankind.
Clearly the Bible records this event in mans early history
The seed line of Adam had other lines in it and the people destroyed in the flood were of all different lines from Adam. The Flood pronounced before hand by God gave man 120 years to prepare. It was a judgment on mankind in general, not on only one line of Adam’s son, Cain. Again there were many lines from Adam by this time. The word Ha-adam in 6:1 is generic; it includes both Seth’s and Cain’s lines; ha-adam also includes both male and female. Therefore, Genesis 6:1 “when men began to multiply on the face of the earth” it is stating here that men and women from several lines were multiplying the human race.
Some also use the phrase in Gen 6:4 The (Giants) Nephilim were on the earth in those days--and also afterward. In context this means from the time Noah was instructed to build the ark by God until the time of the flood. Those days means at a certain time period this began to take place (which we know is 120 years before the flood). Afterward”; does not mean they remained after the Flood when Noah’s family was reproducing the population of the earth. There were NO Nephilim after the Flood (we will discuss this in detail on the subject of giants).
“Sons of God” Bnei ha-Elohim when put together as one phrase in the Hebrew Bible always refers to angels, both good and bad ones. Let’s put aside the various interpretations and say for argument sake that Gen. 6:4, the Nephilim were the offspring of this union; both men and women were offspring from these sons of God, not just men.
For the sons of God to be an angelic creature they could not just any angel but a certain type of fallen angel that took human women for their purpose of destroying the promise, the Seed of the woman in Gen.3:5. Mankind at this time was corrupted in various ways. We read that the “wickedness of man” was very great on the earth before the Flood (Genesis 6:5, 7). Noah’s Flood was God’s judgment for the sinful rebellion of mankind. Jesus Christ warns of this type of condition before his return (corruption). What this all means in detail we do not know for sure. What we do know is that it was demonic assault or there would have been no need for such a vast judgment.
Many use the book of Jasher mentioned in the Bible (Joshua 10:13 and 2 Samuel 1.18). The Book of Jubilees and Enoch speak of the angels and giants. But the accuracy of these books is more than questionable as they are so far removed from anything that would be passed down and probably have more myth and legend mixed in with the truth. They are pseudepigraphal (texts whose claimed authorship is unfounded). Many of these books were considered historical, not God breathed as the Bible. What of Jude quoting Enoch’s prophecy in v.14-15? Jude quoting from the book of Enoch does not validate the entire Book as inspired, or true. This particular verse is true, and was probably quoted as something passed on from each generation as it was said to be prophecy, or by divine inspiration he spoke this. Jude’s not the only author that quotes a non-biblical source. The Apostle Paul quoted Epimenides in Titus 1:12. Cleanthes and Aratus (Acts 17:28) and Menander (1 Cor. 15:33) have statements that are lifted from them that are true but are not be God inspired.
One of the translations of 1 Enoch 1:9 “Behold, [God] shall arrive with ten million of the holy ones in order to execute judgment upon all.” Clearly this is inaccurate, as 10,000 was the highest number used then, so this shows his was long after the New Testament was penned not before.
Why they are not the return of Nephilim
We know there are Angels that can look human and become physical when on earth.
Whether one wants to believe in Nephillim as angelic offspring with humans or not; the real problem arises from saying the same continues today. That abductions are the Nephilim doing their rebellion all over again.
Where did they come from? Some say that Noah’s son’s wives carried the gene corruption. Would God allow this, after all he is destroying all flesh because it was corrupted itself, except for Noah’s family. What would be the sense of that? Some also say that Noah’s sons carry the seed, not the women.
The genes to produce more Nephilim is said to have survived through one of Noah's sons (or wives), is unacceptable.
The Bible specifies that Noah was “perfect in his generations.” This refers to being untouched in his lineage or moral character, so his sons would not be touched who passed the seed on. I say this because some surmise that their wives were tainted by the Nephilim. This also is within the time of the countdown of 120 years which makes the concept of their wives being a Nephilim offspring ridiculous.
Noah was completely uncorrupted in his lineage, and why would God allow these who corrupt the whole human race able to reproduce again.If these Nephilim are from Noah’s sons there would be no normal people born but giants (who are not just about stature but power and intelligence as we will see).
If God allowed Noah’s wives to carry the Nephillim gene, then all of mankind, not some, would have quickly been corrupted all over again. If the genes came through Noah’s wives then God did not resolve the problem by the flood and God would have to judge all over again soon afterward. Since all of humanity came from Noah’s sons that would mean all of us would be infected. Christ is our blood relative since He is also descended from Adam and came by Noah; all human beings are of “one blood” (Acts 17:26). This would mean Christ was also tainted also. Not something we would want to entertain.
This may have been a certain species of demon who committed this
offense to God after their fall in heaven by following Daystar (Satan). The
Bible makes it clear all the creatures who committed this act are “bound with
everlasting chains,” preventing any more demons from attempting such an attack.
Jude addresses the angels that left their habitation, their assigned abode. Since these angels were already fallen heaven was not their habitation. Whether it was another planet or just a place in the atmosphere, we do not know. What we do know is that they were stopped by the Judgment, the flood.
It is the women that were baring the Nephilim directly from the Sons of God, not Nephilim themselves reproducing which would have to be the case 4,000 plus years later if they are returning today.
Why these visitors that infringe on humanity today are not Nephilim:
Gen 6:17 "And behold, I Myself am bringing floodwaters on the earth, to destroy from under heaven all flesh in which is the breath of life; everything that is on the earth shall die.”
Gen 7:15 “And they went into the ark to Noah, two by two, of all flesh in which is the breath of life.”
Gen 7:20-23 “The waters prevailed fifteen cubits upward, and the mountains were covered. And all flesh died that moved on the earth: birds and cattle and beasts and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, and every man. All in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, all that was on the dry land, died. So He destroyed all living things which were on the face of the ground: both man and cattle, creeping thing and bird of the air. They were destroyed from the earth. Only Noah and those who were with him in the ark remained alive.”
So everything that was not on the ark died. It was a worldwide flood. Did the Nephilim sneak on the ark behind some large animals? The Bible does not say they escaped; only Noah and his family did. Only 8 souls saved by water, end of discussion.
So we have people making a whole end times scare doctrine out of silence. With no mention of this in scripture which of course something this important would be addressed. There are other explanations of what these are in concert with the Biblical record.
Giants in the land
Much of this confusion is caused by the Septuagint’s translation, its use of the word giants in Gen.6. Oftentimes the Septuagint helps clarify some meanings; in this place it does not.
Approximately 250 B.C. they wrote the Hebrew to a Greek translation and they changed the word for fallen ones (Nephal) to giants (the Septuagint). The word does not refer to giants in the strict sense of large beings, but to a race of fallen ones (though they may have had an increase in size).
The Greek word gigentes, means “Titan.” The English word “giant” comes from this Greek word, gigentes.
What it is describing are people who were superior in power, intellect but not necessarily in size. If they had both human and angelic characteristics. extra capabilities, both mentally and physically may have been exhibited, though they may or may not have been larger than a normal human being at that time.
The word giborim is translated as “the mighty men” …the men of renown. As humans we are superior to animals. The angelic creatures, even though fallen, would still be superior to us in the same way. We have no idea the strength or the powers certain angels have. We still do not, especially when it comes to angels deceiving us today. Whatever position one takes on the events of Genesis 6:1-4, God called it sin and was willing to punish all of mankind except 8 for their wickedness and corruption.
The word Nephilim is found in only two places in the Bible, Genesis 6:4 (pre flood) and Numbers 13:33 (post flood). Anakim were called “Rephaim” elsewhere. Which is the term for giant HUMAN beings after the Flood.
What about the Giants in Joshua’s day?
What did they see?
“‘Now the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land, who returned
and made all the congregation complain against him by bringing a bad report
of the land, those very men who brought the evil report about the
land, died by the plague before the Lord’ (NKJV).’”
We need to understand that the spies brought back a bad, or “evil” report (Hebrew dibbah, meaning “to slander, whisper, or defame”) they claimed that the large people they saw, known as the sons of Anak were descended from the Nephilim (Num. 13.1-2, 33;Joshua 11:22).
They may have seen Anakim there, giant people, (still debateable) but they were NOT Nephilim for we read the report was slander. If the spies genuinely witnessed giant people in Canaan their fear had them assume they saw the Nephilim.
Of the two scriptures that mention Nephilim, this wasa false report of the spies, which only 2, Joshua and Caleb, trusted God to fulfill what he instructed (for them to take possession of the land); clearly the other 8 did not want to fight. Their false report influenced the nation whom were easily intimidated to enter the Promised Land by battling them, losing faith in God they turned against Moses for bringing them there. God responded to Moses, ‘How long will these people treat me with contempt?… I will strike them down with a plague and destroy them” (Num. 14:11). And He did. Moses interceded but they were not going to escape God’s justice. Why? Because they brought back an untruthful report and did not repent.
Numbers 14:36-37 tells us: When they eventually entered the land of Canaan, there is no mention of the Nephilim, they did not encounter them, which is significant.
If there were “giants,” they were destroyed by the Israelites during their invasion of Canaan (Joshua 11:21–22). Later in Israel’s history: Deuteronomy 3:11: “For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold, his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon” (1 Samuel 17). Josh 13:12 all the kingdom of Og in Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth and Edrei, who remained of the remnant of the giants; for Moses had defeated and cast out these.
They re called “the remnant of the giants”, not Nephilim; So this certain group was dying off. But we should not confuse this word for giants with Nephilim, which were a unique occurrence one time in history.
The families of giants were wiped out yet later we see Goliath?
There are those that claim a number of the sons of Canaan (one of Ham's sons) were giants.
The Bible later speaks of giants i.e. Goliath,Some Bible scholars think that Anakim’s descendants were the Philistine giants David encountered (2 Samuel 21:15-22), including Goliath of Gath (1 Sam. 17:4-7). Goliath's brothers were also of great stature, and the Bible explicitly mentions that David and his men killed them all (2 Sam. 21:15-22; I Chronicles 20:4-8). The son of Shimei who was the nephew of David slew a gigantic relative of Goliath and became one of David’s chief warriors (2 Sam. 21:21; 1 Chron. 20:7). If Goliath's relative (and his family) were a Nephilim it would mention it but they are not called Nephilim but large men, (the whole family).
The giants after the flood were all human and there is no mention of UFO’s returning or any angelic invasion after the flood. As far as the 6 fingers and toes, this would probably be an adaption to sustain a human so large. Facing something that is proportionally a giant would make one feel very small, the Hebrew’s are not a very tall race.Goliath was a huge person, but he went down with a single stone. No superhuman power was exhibited, only strength proportionate to his weight and size.
As there developed different races of men, there were also giants and dwarfs in the human gene pool.
These giant people came from the genes of Noah (not Nephilim) just as we have small people (Dwarfs) from the same genes. In fact the largest man alive, 8 feet 5 inches tall just recently died.
If these were nephilim (then) today that is all we would see, there would be no ordinary people, it would be the dominant gene (as this is what was produce by all the women they took as wives in Gen.6).
What they promoters of this end times scenario do is use the phrase “Like in the days of Noah.” And think that it means everything will be an exact repeat of that time. But we are not living up to 900 years old and only one family, Noah’s, were all alone in their purity and belief of God.
What Jesus is speaking about is the attitude of the people. Gen 6:11 “Now the earth was corrupt in God's sight and was full of violence…all the people on earth had corrupted their ways.” It was about sin reaching a zenith. I Peter 3:20 puts it like this: “Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared,” the Spirit was striving with man restraining sin using the preaching of Noah.
“Like the days of Noah” is referring to an impending judgment as things continue to be corrupted and violence increased. The people were not in belief because they were all affected by this corruption, so they were unprepared, because they did not listen to God’s messenger. God’s punishment was not just on sin, for we have sin today. Its was about the utter corruption and wickedness of man that spread to all men.
Lk. 17:26 ; Matt 24:37-42 “But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.” Then in the next verses he describes what we are to pay attention to, v.38 “For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, v.39 and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.” This is his direct the correlation, it means they ignored the impending judgment even though they heard it for 120 years. He ends this portion of Scripture with Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. In other words do not become corrupt with the world. Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
To summarize what the scripture says again -- all that had breath died, only 8 survived the flood and they were on the ark. I don’t think one can prove from silence the Nephillim got in UFO’s and flew away only to revisit us today thousands of years later. The promoters of this belief system do not extrapolate this from scripture but insert their unbiblical unproven view into s the Bible by using a few selective words.
Gen.6 is a unique event that is not repeated, if one holds to them being fallen angels, both 2 Pt2 :4-5 and Jude tell us God put an end to this demonic infiltration upon humanity.
Jude 1:6 “And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day; II Peter 2:4-5, talks about a confinement of a select group of angels who sinned ( who went after strange flesh) “cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment.”
Some people want to make this fit the Bible so they relate this to a one time unique event far in the past that we know little about.
If I may borrow the term from the popular transformer movie, these are decepticons. Remember the last days is about lying signs and wonders. And this is what is being produced from Satan’s kingdom of fallen angels.
They are not Nephilim who are visiting us. They are not the offspring of angels and humans, they are fallen angels -- demons that lie. They are not who they say they are, they are not aliens and they are not offspring of the sons of God returning; but they are not whom these people think they are.
Midway in the tribulation, Satan and his angelic hosts will be confined to the earth as he rules mankind as the last dictator through the last fallen government. Mankind will welcome them under the antichrists rulership, certainly this could be part of the deception that is being laid out today, even by Christians.