The nephilim is a reference to the fallen ones of old, those cast out of heaven, and the same as those mentioned in Revelation 6 [as the fourth seal is opened]. Many Bible scholars have, and do call, the nephilim the descendants of the fallen angels/demons [having mated with mankind] from having taken the women of that age past to present times [pre-deluvian and post-deluvian/before and after the flood of Noah]. This is one of the reasons great evil befell upon the Earth, and also one of the reasons bearing to the judgement of God, told us by scripture; whereby the Earth was to be destroyed by water. The evil of man [being bemoaned and subjected to such an evil influence] was so great as to incur the wrath of God for all of man’s transgressions. The sins being done were by: arrogant people, unrepentant and their actions were deliberately contrived and known to be against the holy calling of God for mankind. I have found a site which goes into greater detail on the nephilim, please look here.
So many people [today] say they do not believe in spirits but would run to hear their fortune told, even if it is from one who may be demonically inspired. New Agers have once again leaned not on Jesus but to those they find their own comforts with, people like Dr. Oz… an advocate of channeling the spirits [demons and demonic influence] by promoting people to openly meditate. This actually opens oneself up to demonic influences. It is these same influences that would have us believe we are heading to our “supreme moment” and we will fulfill our own destiny. The world wide push to seek ‘the knowledge of the knower as the basis for all knowing.’ this is attributed to TM [transcendental meditation]. The Bible tells us God/the LORD is the source of all knowledge and to fear Him is to take Him seriously. Pay particular attention to the thoughts they themselves express [and the words they use] as a benefit having come from what they do and would have you do… believing them to promote the goodness they have found. It saddens me to think many will be deceived to think without Jesus Christ there is life beyond this one.
Deuteronomy 11:16 KJV Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them;
1 Samuel 2:3 KJV Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.
Proverbs 1:7 KJV The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 2:6 KJV For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
Ephesians 3:19 KJV And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
Ecclesiastes 2:21 KJV For there is a man whose labour is in wisdom, and in knowledge, and in equity; yet to a man that hath not laboured therein shall he leave it for his portion. This also is vanity and a great evil.
Mankind [the clay] has always been below the will of God [The Potter] and it is becoming of us to reach a point of this realization… to meet God as God has declared is good for man to do: repent, acknowledge His Son for the loving sacrifice He has shown us all, accept Him for who He is [God almighty Himself] and to believe on Him for the grace He has given us. We are to act on His love with an active faith He deserves. This is what could be called ‘the will of God for all mankind,’ and the message of The Gospel is that which we should tell [in loving truth]. It is the blood of Jesus that cleanses us of our sin nature we were born with. Life is found in the blood… for without blood we are soon dead. It was predestined for Jesus to give His own blood [as the divine Paschal lamb/the sacrifice] once and for all. Does not scripture tell us this is true…
John 3:16 KJV For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
There are but two religions which make the same claim [Islam and christianity], and it is christianity [having come by way of Jesus Himself] and Islam (said to be inspired by the angel Gabriel) that claim there is but one God that is supreme… and if this is so then one is lying and the other is true. I wonder if Islam is open to the same scrutiny as they have themselves used or claimed against christianity? If one would say it is OK to deceive another to believe or force one to believe and kill them if they do not… this is where one should see clearly the opposing truth of and from where the influence comes from- not being found to be from love or love at all.
Titus 1:2 KJV In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;
These are abstracts found below… see the first one found in its entirety here. The second and later abstracts are taken from this one here.
[But the Lord declared that his Spirit should not thus strive with men always; he would leave them to be hardened in sin, and ripened for destruction. This he determined on, because man was flesh: not only frail and feeble, but carnal and depraved; having misused the noble powers of his soul to gratify his corrupt inclinations. God sees all the wickedness that is among the children of men; it cannot be hid from him now; and if it be not repented of, it shall be made known by him shortly. The wickedness of a people is great indeed, when noted sinners are men renowned among them. Very much sin was committed in all places, by all sorts of people.
bring upon themselves--compare "God bringing in the flood upon the world," 2 Peter 2:5 . Man brings upon himself the vengeance which God brings upon him.
angels--the highest of intelligent creatures (compare with this verse, Jude 1:6 ), yet not spared when they sinned.
Meanwhile, railing judgments, though spoken with truth, against dignities, as being uttered irreverently, are of the nature of "blasphemies" (Greek, 1 Corinthians 4:4 1 Corinthians 4:5 ). If superior angels dare not, as being in the presence of God, the Judge, speak evil even of the bad angels, how awful the presumption of those who speak evil blasphemously of good "dignities." 2 Samuel 16:7 2 Samuel 16:8 , Shimei; Numbers 16:2 Numbers 16:3 , Korah, &c., referred to also in Jude 1:11 , Numbers 12:8 , "Were ye (Aaron and Miriam) not afraid to speak evil of My servant Moses?" The angels who sinned still retain the indelible impress of majesty. Satan is still "a strong man": "prince of this world"; and under him are "principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this world." We are to avoid irreverence in regard to them, not on their account, but on account of God. A warning to those who use Satan's name irreverently and in blasphemy. "When the ungodly curseth Satan, he curseth his own soul."]
Revelation 6:7 & 8 (King James Version)
7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. 8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
Death comes to those who would deceive mankind, for it is by Jesus Christ we have found the hope eternal told us by God in His holy word- the Bible. Only love would give of itself as the gift to all humanity- those that would believe in Him, God most high. Why else would man be visited by God Himself [disguised as man] and be the servant for those He loves? Jesus gave His life [as man] living and dying to show who He was… and then resurrecting as the God He is [The LORD of all]… showing there is life beyond the thin veil here we call life. The life God tells us of [the abundant one to come] is found in this eternal hope- to live with God forever.
Job 15:31 KJV Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompence.
Knowing the Father of lies is in charge of the fallen angels does not mean YOU have to believe the lies one might tell you… thinking they have truth as their surety and security. YOU should know there will NEVER be a time an angel of God will tell you something that goes counter to the word of God Himself. Check everything and compare it to the word of God… scripture tells us to do just that.
1 Timothy 4:1 (King James Version)
1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
1 Timothy 4:6-11 (King James Version)
6 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained. 7 But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. 8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. 9 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation. 10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe. 11 These things command and teach.
Exodus 8:10 KJV And he said, To morrow. And he said, Be it according to thy word: that thou mayest know that there is none like unto the LORD our God.
1 Chronicles 10:13 KJV So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, even against the word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it;
Isaiah 55:11 KJV So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Jeremiah 2:31 KJV O generation, see ye the word of the LORD. Have I been a wilderness unto Israel? a land of darkness? wherefore say my people, We are lords; we will come no more unto thee?
Luke 11:28 KJV But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
John 1:1 KJV In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:14 KJV And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
John 2:22 KJV When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.
Acts 10:36 KJV The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)
It is good to know what we are up against [that which would deceive you to the truth] and to know the truth of our ‘eternal hope’ [our expectation soon to be realized]. God has already given the believer grace [it is offered to all mankind/especially to those believing in Him... Jesus Christ], the Son of God, true hope for the future of eternal life. I pray YOU will consider what is here, where YOU will be throughout the rest of YOUR eternity depends on it. (D.V.)
Your Brother in Christ Jesus,