Genesis 6:1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
Genesis 6:2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
Genesis 6:3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
Genesis 6:4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
In the book of Genesis prior to the great flood that wiped out every living thing on land except Noah and his family and the animals that he took on the ark, the world was said to be corrupt and “filled with violence.” Society on the earth had become so degraded and depraved that it is written God regretted even creating the earth, Genesis 6:11–14. Following the fall of Adam in the Garden of Eden, the creator allowed the angels of heaven to rule the earth. We are told that the “Sons of God” lusted after human women who were beautiful in their eyes. As a result they manifested themselves as human like creatures and bred with these women. We are told a hybrid race developed which became known as the “Nephilim.” These beings were said to be powerful, far superior in strength, and possibly size to mortal humans. The Old Testament character Noah and his family were among the few that remained who were still pure in their bloodlines. Noah was a righteous man who was a light in the dark, corrupt world. (Gen 7:1) As a result of this, God commissioned Noah and his family to build an ark over the period of one hundred and twenty years in preparation of a great flood that would destroy all of the inhabitants of the earth. In spite of great ridicule, Noah and his sons built a great ship on dry land waiting for the flood that God had forewarned them of. Upon its completion there was room for two of every living animal that walked the dry land, male and female, on the great ship.
We are told in scripture that the contaminated hybrid race of “giants” were destroyed by the great flood. Jesus, in the New Testament, compared the days of his second presence to the days of Noah. (Matthew 24:37; Luke 17:27) The biblical lesson of Noah’s day is obviously a lesson that Jesus wanted us to learn from as related to a sign of his second presence. Who are the corrupt giants of our day? How do they control society from one end of the earth to the other? Do they incite violence? Do they instill fear and foreboding? Do they have the power of life and death? How will they be destroyed and when? Who will be saved?
Did Nephilim Really Exist?
In our day, a time of higher criticism towards events described in the Bible, can we find some plausible evidence that there were ever giants living on the earth? The answer is a surprising yes! There are credible arguments that there were once giants among men in past ages. Numerous articles have been written on the subject, some we admit border on the absurd, but others seem entirely plausible. There have been enough skull anomalies, large human- like bones, and unexplained structures, to suggest that there well may have been giant human-like creatures that modern science can’t fully account for.
Were Ancient Mythological Gods Actually The Nephilim?
The Apostle Peter speaks of the “world that was” in 2 Peter 3:6 and the Apostle Paul speaks of the “present evil world” in Galatians 1:4 and also speaks of the “world to come” in Hebrews 2:5. The world that was is the world before the flood, the present evil world is our current world dominated by sin, selfishness, greed, violence, and gross immorality (the god of this world – Satan) 2 Corinthians 4:4), and the world to come is the long promised Kingdom of God, Revelation 21:1-4. The environment before the flood was quite different than the environment of our world at present. It is recorded in Genesis 2:5-6 that a mist went up from the ground, that it had never actually rained until the flood. Also the conditions pre-flood must have been so different as to have the effect that lifespans were much longer than after the flood where you see a sharp drop off in longevity. For example, Adam lived 930 years, Seth lived 912 years, and Methuselah 969 years. Interestingly, no one lived to 1000 years pointing to the scriptures, that a thousand years with the Lord is a day, and a day with the Lord is a thousand years ( 2 Peter 3:8) and the curse on man that in the day he eats thereof he will surely die (Genesis 2:17). After the flood, as the environment drastically changed, man’s lifespan shortened to what we know today, a maximum of 120 years. For example, on April 15, 2017, Emma Morano from Northern Italy died at the age of 117. She was the last known living person from the 1800’s.
For anyone who has attended literature classes in high school or college, the curriculum included the study of mythology. Most ancient societies have stories or myths of superhuman beings or gods. Among them are the very familiar Greek and Roman gods and demi-gods. The Greek god Zeus (Roman god Jupiter) and one of his offspring Hercules, said to be half god and half human. This sounds very similar to what the Bible describes about the Nephilim and the “mighty men of renown”.
Types and Shadows
All through the Bible, we see examples of people and events that are pictures of an even more significant event to come. “Col 2:17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ. ” These are often described as types and antitypes. For example, Isaac is a type of Christ; his father Abraham offering up his son of promise, to God was a picture of the Heavenly Father offering his own son for the sins of the world. Moses was also a type of Christ throughout his life, from his miraculous survival at birth to his leading the Jewish people out of bondage and into the promised land. This is a picture of the returned Christ leading the world of mankind out of the bondage of sin and death into the true promised land, the kingdom of God on the earth. Revelation 21:1-4; Isaiah 35:1-10; Acts 3:19-21 The prophet Elijah, being the one crying in the wilderness, was a type of John the Baptist. According to Jesus, the prophet Jonah spending three days in the great fish’s belly was an illustration of Jesus spending three days in the grave, Matthew 12:40 The Old Testament Queen Jezebel, described in 1 Kings 16:31, incited her husband, King Ahab to abandon the worship of Jehovah and encourage the worship of the heathen god, Baal. Jezebel is a picture of the great whore, the woman drunk with the blood of the saints mentioned in Revelation. “Rev 17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: Rev 19:2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.” This impure woman is the false Christian church that persecuted the true saints of God all through the dark ages under the title, “Vicar of Christ,” the great Papal system that married paganism and joined with the governments of this world. The Bible promises its complete destruction just as the literal Jezebel was destroyed. 2 Kings 9:30-37; Revelation 14:8; Revelation 18:2
The Old Testament characters, Noah and his family were among the last humans pure in their bloodline, uncontaminated by the Nephilim. Noah and his family represented Jesus and the true Church at the end of the present evil world. Once the ark was built, God released the waters of the great flood destroying all life on land, including the hybrid race never meant to live. The sons of God, which were fallen angels, were stripped of their physical appearance and imprisoned in chains of darkness waiting for the day of Judgement as to whether they will repent and serve God once again or continue to follow Satan and be destroyed. Jude 1:6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.”
Noah’s Day Vs. Our Day
Luke 17:26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
Luke 17:27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
Luke 17:28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
Luke 17:29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
Luke 17:30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
Jesus just days before His crucifixion as He sat upon the Mt. of Olives, answered His followers, “Mathewt 24:37 and as the days of Noah—so shall be also the presence of the Son of Man;
Matthew 24:38 for as they were, in the days before the flood, eating, and drinking, marrying, and giving in marriage, till the day Noah entered into the ark,
Matthew 24:39 and they did not know till the flood came and took all away; so shall be also the presence of the Son of Man. ” (Young’s Literal Translation)
What was it about the days of Noah that Jesus compared to the time of His second advent? During the days of Noah, the inhabitants of the earth had become exceedingly evil and corrupt so much so that if God had not destroyed them there would be no hope for their reconciliation. The “world that was” and the giants that ruled it were wiped from the face of the earth.
Just as the inhabitants of Noah’s day did not know their destruction was soon to come upon them, the inhabitants “of the present evil world” are going about their daily business not aware that the present order of things is about to be destroyed by the bright shining of Jesus Christ’s second advent.
WHO ARE THE GIANTS OF OUR DAY? WHEN WILL THEY BE DESTROYED?
Dedicated Christians of our times, based on Biblical prophecy as well as other signs in our world, are in full expectation of Jesus’ second advent. This being the case, should there not be some form of “giants” that control just about every aspect of society? In the book of Revelation chapter 7:1 we are told in symbolic language that there would be four “angels” or messengers standing at the “four corners of the earth.” Higher critics of the Bible unware of the symbolic nature of Revelation have often scoffed at the earth described as having “four corners.” These critics wrongly conclude that John the Revelator was saying that the earth itself was flat! Of course he wasn’t. What is symbolized here are the four foundations of society that hold the world’s societies together. 1-Religious, 2- Economic, 3- Social, and 4- Political. In one form or another, these are the “giants” of our day. These are what are to be destroyed and replaced by the establishment of God’s kingdom right her upon the earth. The earth will finally be ruled by the one who’s “right it is.” Ezekiel 21:27-28, the Son of Man.
Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads —- Revelation 7:3
In Revelation 7:2, another angel is said to be ascending from the East having the seal of the living God, instructing the others to not hurt the earth and sea. In verse 3 we are told why the other four should hold off — that the servants of God are not yet sealed in their foreheads. Who are the servants of God and what does it mean to be sealed in their foreheads? They are the 144,000 described in Revelation 7:4, that symbolically come from the twelve tribes of Israel, which are now to be considered spiritual Israel and being sealed in their foreheads means they have come to the knowledge of the truth. These are the true saints of God who are also known as the body of Christ, those who have presented their bodies as a living sacrifice. Revelation 12:1 These are the ones not conformed to this world; these are the ones who partake of the Divine nature. 2 Peter 1:4 These are the saints that will judge the world. 1 Corinthians 6:2 Over these the second death has no power, they will live and reign with Christ for a thousand years judging and uplifting mankind to the perfection that was lost in Eden.
Once the final member of the body of Christ is selected, the earth ( the social order) as we know it today, with the giants who dominate now will be completely destroyed.
All through human history, there have been powerful individuals that have risen up and ruled society. In our day, it is not necessarily one individual but an elite collection of individuals, collectively known as a corporation. There is little doubt that these giants have, in some cases, served for the betterment of society. They produce new and innovative products that make the day to day lives of individuals easier and certainly more abundant. They provide employment for millions of individuals which in turn are able to support their families. The problem arises when greedy and corruptible humans attempt to go from being rich and powerful to being the richest and most powerful. They have formed monopolies and in spite of the best efforts of many governments, the stranglehold that these giants have over the people becomes tighter and tighter no matter what is done to limit their power. In our day as in the past, these corporate Nephilim have sought out lower and lower labor costs and have little problem exploiting the world’s poorest citizens, including children. Examples of products purchased in more affluent nations that are made by impoverished workers in third world countries are numerous. In many of these nations, the safety of these peasant workers are compromised. The horror stories are numerous. Here is but one example.
Examples of bad corporate behavior in supporting despotic dictators in these nations for their profits are well documented. In Germany, prior to World War II, the large corporations of the United States and elsewhere had no problem cooperating with the Nazi regime if it enhanced their profits. In addition to human rights abuses, the willingness of these corporate giants to pollute and wreak havoc on our environment for profit knows little bounds.
One of the more astounding instances of obscene corporate greed learned by the writers is something known as “Dead Peasant Policies.” These are life insurance policies that large corporations purchase without the knowledge of the employee and from whom no benefits are given to them or their families upon their death or incapacitation. Walmart has been sued at least once for such a practice and has purchased thousands more of these policies. Thankfully, we know the day of reckoning is near.
James 5:1 Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
James 5:2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.
James 5:3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
James 5:4 Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.
James 5:5 Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter. ”
True followers of Jesus Christ can rejoice in knowing that like the Nephilim of old, these corporate giants will be swept away by the Second Presence of our Lord.
Just like with the entire history of the human race, political power has been one of the corners that holds this world together. Every government that has ever been ends up in one way or another being controlled by the elite rich and powerful. On the surface, the concept of communism or Marxism seems highly noble. The idea that all men are brothers and that we should share and share alike sounds wonderful if we were perfect human beings. The problem arises because we are not perfect and are controlled by our own selfish desires. Even in the former Soviet Union, there were those who obtained far more wealth and far more power than the average peasant that the government claimed to champion. In Russia, the chosen few were invited to be members of the Communist Party. Party members enjoyed far better housing, medical care, and elite access to goods that were not available to the masses. Any form of democratic elections turned out to be a farce as the same ruling class continues to prevail.
Capitalist societies, while they seem to be typically better for the average person because of greater competition and easier access to goods, also fall far short of ideal. Over time, the rich and powerful seize control of the political powers who in turn legislate the laws of society in their favor. In the United States, for example, it takes millions and millions of dollars to finance a campaign to be elected to higher office. While there are some grass roots financial support that go to these office seekers, no one gets elected without large financial help from the powerful moneyed interests. These in turn expect favorable legislation for their campaign contributions. In 2010, the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark 5-4 ruling that laws cannot be made restricting independent political expenditures by for-profit corporations. The ruling claimed that these restrictions violated the corporation’s right to free speech, essentially giving them personhood! In the words of Presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012, in response to a protestor, “Corporations are people, my friend.”
While less overtly corrupt than many other nations, the United States’ political forces possess more than their fair share of graft. Now through a process known as gerrymandering the party who controls the majority of the US Congress can every ten years redraw the political maps and hand pick the outline of congressional districts which in turn allows politicians to choose their own voters! Further restrictions on people’s right to vote, known as Voter ID Laws and Voter Registration Purges, while sounding well intended on the surface are really sinister ways to keep minorities and other disadvantaged people from voting because they tend to support one party over the other.
Other nations in Europe, such as Sweden, Norway, Holland, Denmark, Switzerland, attempt to combine the best of capitalism with the best of socialism. While these countries seem to possess a higher standard of living for their citizens the people are subjected to oppresive taxation to fund various government endeavors. One of the great advantages that these nations have is that they are not forced to spend billions upon billions of dollars on their national defense because they enjoy the protection of NATO. As a result they can spend more money on social programs such as free college, and healthcare. Still, it’s hard to imagine that these governments are not controlled, at least to some degree, by powerful, wealthy interest. While they seem to have less crime and far less violent crime, they make many things, such as drug use and prostitution, legal. These nations are also less religiously inclined than many others.
The last great political influence in our modern world are known as dictatorships. There have been a number of benevolent dictators who have done a certain amount of good, but most of the time these leaders amass great power for themselves, family, and friends and have no problem oppressing, imprisoning, or killing those who oppose them. They rule through fear. These dictators control all information about their societies that is reported by their media outlets and what is presented in their public school systems. The people tend to be brain-washed as seen in North Korea. Kim Jung-un, the chairman of the “Workers Party” of North Korea, is the supreme leader. There are shrines and statues to him throughout the country. From when a child is old enough to have independent thoughts it is hammered into them how wonderful and righteous is the dear leader. They are taught that he is an almost god-like figure. In truth, most of the country’s citizens are poor and on the verge of starvation, yet without power to do anything about their circumstances. There have been cases of North Korean army soldiers defecting over the border to South Korea that as adult males weigh only around 110 pounds.
There are many things that can be discussed about the folly of mankind’s inability to govern themselves. What we do know is that this giant known as the governments of this world are destined to be swept away by the Second Presence of our Lord Jesus.
“Dan 2:44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.”
In Matthew 24, just days before his crucifixion, as he sat upon the Mt. of Olives, our Lord was asked “‘Tell us, when shall these be? and what is the sign of thy presence, and of the full end of the age?” (YLT) Some translations use the word “world” making it seem like our Lord is talking about the end of the literal earth. The word properly translated means “age or system of things.” He is speaking of the end of the world as we know it, just as Noah knew the end of the world as he knew it before the flood. The 24th chapter of Matthew is often misapplied to only the very last days of our current world. In truth, Matthew 24 is a prophecy covering the previous 2000 years. The very first thing our Lord admonishes is to watch out for false teachings, where in verse 5 he says, “for many shall come in my name (Jesus), saying, I am the Christ, and they shall lead many astray.” Over the past 2000 years millions upon millions, led astray by their leaders, have come claiming to champion Jesus as the world’s savior but have advanced grievous errors and atrocities. Religious giants have arisen starting with the marriage of Pagan Rome and Christianity in the 3rd century under the Emperor Constantine. For nearly 1700 years, the Catholic church or Church of Rome has corrupted and polluted the simple message of salvation provided by Jesus for mankind and has persecuted to the ends of the earth God’s true Saints. Revelation 17:6 The office of the Papacy, not the individual man, completely fits the description in the book of Revelation that identifies the Antichrist. For centuries, these fallible men under the title of infallible were the most powerful in all Christendom. The kings of the earth and the nations of the world bent their knee before the great “harlot.” They persecuted for her, they tortured for her, and they murdered for her – men, women, and children – it didn’t matter. This institution enjoyed more wealth and influence than any empire in the history of the world. Grievous errors, such as, eternal torment, the trinity, prayers to various “saints”, selling of indulgences, use of relics, and much more with all its pomp and circumstance and flashy showing of wealth while accepted by her followers were in truth abominations to the God of the Universe.
It was not until 1517 and the emergence of Martin Luther that the world began to obtain relief from the plagues of the “mother of harlots.” Rev 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. Luther’s 95 thesis that he nailed to the door of the church exposed the false doctrines and the absurdity of the office of the Roman Catholic Pope that claimed to be the “Vicar of Christ.” While the Reformation was a huge event in the history of Christianity, and it certainly was a force for good, slowly the reformed church began to slip into their own errors and sins, later becoming the daughters of the Great Harlot. Soon Protestant leaders developed a lust for riches and civil power resulting in further persecution and deceptions that resulted in more bloody wars and more death in the name of Jesus, thus fulfilling Matthew 24:5.
In our day, with the rise of mass communication and other technologies these religious giants have taken the form of mega churches, Powerful ministers hungry for power and wealth are attempting to set up their distorted version of the Kingdom of God. These prominent pastors live like kings off of the donations of their followers while promising prosperity and more wealth to those who give money to their churches.
They live in mansions, fly around the world in luxurious jets, claiming to come in Jesus’ name yet they are deceiving many. The most prominent pastors have gained seats around the table of the world’s powerful, including Presidents of the United States. Just like the previous two giants, these ecclesiastical giants will be swept away by the Second Presence of our Lord, the only one “whose right it is.” Ezekiel 21:27
The fourth giant or corner of our world as it is now is the social web that links the people of the world together. Moral standards as to what is acceptable and what is not acceptable are based on the norm of each civilization. For example, in Holland prostitution is legal and regulated while in the US it is illegal every where but the state of Nevada. As the cry for real and imagined rights grow louder certain behaviors or morals have been trampled under foot in exchange for the concept of “is it right for you.” The pendulum has swung in the other direction where standing up for the morals of the Bible has one called a bigot or “hater”, where being ashamed of one’s immoral actions was the social construct now it seems that one is proud to flaunt what the Bible considers sin.
2 Timothy 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 Timothy 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
2 Timothy 3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
2 Timothy 3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
2 Timothy 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away
All through history man has had the desire to place stronger and more successful human beings on pedestals. This goes back to ancient times, whether it was great athletes in the first Olympiads dating back as far as 400 BC, to great warriors such as Alexander the Great, to great rulers such as Julius Caesar, great philosophers and teachers such as Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. These individuals influenced the way people lived their lives.
In modern times, this has never been more true than with the rise of mass media. Starting in the 1900’s professional athletes, entertainers, writers, theorists and scientists have exercised great influence, probably more than any other time in human history. Pop stars and actors dictate societal trends and morals. Top entertainers, more often than not, are terrible role models. They are worshiped to the point that they feel they can do anything with no consequences. Drugs, alcohol, failed multiple marriages, and all sorts of immorality are commonplace. This is not to say there are not exceptions but they are few and far between. Athletes are praised for their feats on the field and a blind eye is given toward their immoral lifestyles until they go one step too far. Many a prison has former renown athletes residing in them. People in the entertainment and sports world are paid obscene amounts of money because so many of the masses are willing to idolize them. Magnificent new stadiums are built for hundreds of millions of dollars at the tax payer’s expense even though there are perfectly good stadiums already in existence. Ticket prices are outrageous and continue to rise, yet fans will sacrifice other needs to worship at these altars. This is not something that occurs just in the US but in much of the world.
In addition to the entertainment and sports world, society is greatly influenced by scientists and philosophers. Starting with Charles Darwin and his book The Origin of Species published in the late 1800’s, the theory of evolution has replaced the need for God in intellectual circles. While Professor Darwin presented this concept as a theory, others took it and and proclaimed it a scientific fact. So staunchly is it held as a fact by academia that anyone who questions it, regardless of their education and credentials, are immediately ostracized from their field. All that Darwin presented was the concept that species physically adapt to the environment that they are in. He never ruled out intelligent design. For example, here is a direct quote from Darwin on the complexity of the human eye, “To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I confess, absurd in the highest degree…The difficulty of believing that a perfect and complex eye could be formed by natural selection , though insuperable by our imagination, should not be considered subversive of the theory.” Like with other evolutionary scientists, he concludes the chances of this are practically impossible but must have happened anyway. Knowledgeable Christians concede that a certain amount of adaption within a species likely happened, we contend there is no evidence of one species evolving into another, for they are fixed within their kind. Remember, even as far back as the first century, the Apostle Paul was admonishing Christians to avoid “science falsely so called.” 1 Timothy 6:20
Sadly, an even greater harm has come from those who misinterpret Professor Darwin. The concept of social Darwinism has taken hold. This idea that the strongest and most well bred individuals are destined to be more successful than others and deservedly so. The term emerged in the 1880s but gained widespread acceptance in the 1940s. Starting with Hubert Spencer and his work known as Progress: Its Law and Cause, which was actually published two years before The Origin of Species. Later an individual by the name of Francis Galton (Charles Darwin’s cousin) proclaimed social institutions, such as welfare and insane asylums, were simply allowing inferior humans to survive and reproduce and if corrections were not soon taken society would soon be awash in “inferiors.” This led to an even more aggressive concept known as Eugenics.
Many educated individuals see a direct link between Darwinism and Nazism that emerged out of the Third Reich in Germany beginning in the 1920s and ending with World War II. Adolf Hitler believed that through proper breeding and ethnic cleansing that man could develop a master race. All peoples deemed as inferior, the mentally ill, the physically handicapped, dwarfs, Jews, and numerous others had to be eliminated because they were polluting the gene pool.
While they don’t advocate ethnic cleansing outright, the idea of social Darwinism remains a prevalent theory to this day. One of the champions of this was the late author, philosopher, Ayn Rand. Ms. Rand won a huge following by proclaiming each individual as their own god and that they have no obligation to anyone else but to themselves, that charity might be a nice thing to do but it was not a virtue, and lastly the strongest were meant to flourish. This flies directly in the face of Jesus who proclaimed, ” Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.” Mat 5:5 One of Christianity’s greatest tenets is that you are your brother’s keeper. Genesis 4:9 Luke 10:33-37
Other social influences that we have always known are trends in fashion, advertising, media, and other lifestyle choices that when famous and influential people dress a certain way, style their hair, use various products, support certain moral issues, the masses in general seem to follow. How does all this relate to Noah’s day? That is quite simple, our current society is completely unaware of the destruction about to befall them.
Matthew 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,
Matthew 24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
The good news is that this will not be an end to mankind but a true, new beginning. Yes, the old order is being destroyed by the Second Presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, the new order will truly be the “… desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.” Haggai 2:7 We are looking for a “new heaven and a new earth.” Revelation 21:1
It is important to realize that everything devised by mankind and its giants are not evil. Many noble things have come as a result of the various corners that have held this society together. Certainly the financial giants who have used their knowledge and resources to produce products that make everyday life easier, safer, and more abundant has been a positive. Philanthropy by many of our wealthy have made huge contributions to certain aspects of society such as higher education. There have also been many righteous efforts on the part of certain world governments to uplift their citizens out of poverty as well establishing greater human rights. The religious giants have, at times, performed works of charity that have brought relief to millions and while not perfect they have provided moral and ethical standards that have been the foundation of the family and the society. This is even true to an extent in all religious societies. Lastly, not all social engineering is evil. Efforts towards human equality by ending discrimination, racism, and injustice cannot be discounted.
Just like with the Nephilim, the problem with the modern day giants, is imperfection. The Nephilim were the result of lust and immoral desire on the part of fallen angels and the influence of Lucifer. The imperfection of today’s giants is a result of selfishness, greed, and often immoral desires, with the influence of Lucifer as well. As a result, they will soon be swept away. Still, Christians can rejoice in knowing that the day is close when mankind will soon be on the road to perfection, for when they reach the destination and are actually perfected, they will work together using all of their talents, not only for their use but for the benefit of all. Isaiah 35:1-10
Micah 4:3 And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
Micah 4:4 But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken it.
Micah 4:5 For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the LORD our God for ever and ever.
Believe it or not, the day is coming in which war, hunger, sickness, and death will be completely destroyed. Jesus is in the process of defeating all of His enemies. 1Co 15:25-26 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
May the Lord add His blessing!