As It Was In The Days Of Noah: Flood Series Part 7 of 8

Jude verses 5-7
“5 But I want to remind you, though you once knew this, that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.
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;
7 as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to SEXUAL IMMORALITY and gone after STRANGE FLESH, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.”
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What does a passage from the book of Jude in the New Testament have to do with the great flood of Noah’s day? It helps explain and confirm what was really going on way back then and gives us reassurance that we will not face quite the same things they did.
In Part 7 we’ll be doing quite a bit of recap, revisiting the story as told in Part 1 of this series. You will see how that opening scripture fits in as it unfolds.
So much of the account of the flood is prophetic our times, some of which we discussed in part 6.  In fact, Genesis is probably the most prophetic book of them all, so it’s crucial to understand it in light of what is happening in the 21st century.
If you missed part 1, you may follow the link below, although most of it is contained in this article:
A Clear Picture In The Hebrew Language.
The passage above describes the fate of the principal trouble makers in Noah’s time while the passage below alludes to what they were doing.  I say “alludes to” because you really don’t get a very detailed picture in English.  It is in the Hebrew text that you find the whole story.

It says that in the last days, the world is going to be quite Similar” to the way it was just before the Flood, with some important differences.  That’s why the Bible says that these days will be AS” IN THE DAYS OF NOAH.” (Luke 17:26)

That little, all-important word, “AS,” means it won’t be an exact reenactment, where demons are producing actual offspring with human women.  I know: EWWW! YUK! 🤮🤮🤮

There will be distinct similarities, however:  Wide-spread wickedness and evil on a rampage. Romans chapter 1 talks about people going after “Strange flesh;” in other words, they will be engaged in all kinds of depraved, abominable, reprehensible sexual gratification with both humans and animals, even worshiping pagan “gods.” DISGUSTING!!!

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The Enemy’s #1 Agenda.
In part 1 we discussed that the devil knew someone was coming to destroy him because, right after man fell, God said that He would put “enmity” between his seed and the “seed of the woman.” The problems is, “Seed” does not come from woman; it comes from man.  In so saying, God foretold the Virgin birth:  The Promise of all Promises!  He was going to send THE Champion.

So, the devil knew that someone would be sent to crush his head, but he doesn’t want to have his head crushed.  That’s why his #1 mission from that point on was to STOP THE SEED OF THE WOMAN by whatever means necessary. Now you know why the devil hates women so much.  But it also reveals that the devil isn’t all knowing.  He didn’t know Who was coming or when.

His most heinous plot was polluting the human race so that this Champion, whoever he was, could not be born, described below:

The Nephilim.
Genesis 6:1
“Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, 2 that the ‘sons of God’ saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose….”
These “daughters of men,” were simply normal human women born of human parents.  But the “sons of God” were fallen angels who took on human form.  They had sex with them, creating half-human/half-demon hybrids.  Horrible creatures of all descriptions.  I refer you once again to part one for more details about that:
They were called “sons of God” because they were created by God.  Anyone in that category is a “son” of God, like Adam.  Jesus, though He is called “Son” is NOT a creation.  He is ONLY BEGOTTEN, i.e., born of God.  
Likewise you and I, as believers, are “born” into the family of God  when we receive Jesus as Savior and are “born again.”  We are sons and daughters in the same way Jesus is Son.
After The Flood.
In verse 4 of Genesis 6 it says that “There were giants on the earth in those days, AND ALSO AFTERWARD—meaning after the flood—when the “sons of God” came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.”
These abominations were mighty in size, strength and, above all, WICKEDNESS!  They were called the NEPHILIM before the flood; ANAKIM AND REPHAIM afterward. Goliath was one of these aberrations.
All of them were fathered by those same fallen angels who had taken human form before the flood.  You can tell they were fallen angels in part from the passage above but the word Nephilim itself comes from the Hebrew root word, “naphal,” which means “fallen.”
The devil and his crew carried out their heinous plan in order to pollute the human race in an effort to stop the birth of God’s Champion.  God could not, of course, allow it to be carried out to it’s evil conclusion which is why He had to send the flood.  If He had not done so, there would have been no human race left!  No human race = Jesus could not be born = no hope of redemption for mankind.
God Destroyed All Life.
Genesis 6:5-7
“Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. So the LORD said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.”  
(God accepts Abel’s offering)
More Evil Plots.
The devil is not all-knowing and cannot read the human mind.  He didn’t have a scorecard to tell who the players were so he did lots of things.
One of his perversions is still alive and well today, though does not have the same impact, i.e, Astrology.
Why did he invent it?  Because for 2500 years, there was no written word of God.  He wrote the Gospel Story in the night sky.  The 48 constellations tell the whole AMAZING story of Redemption!  That’s how the story of Jesus was preached to generations of people.  The tower of Babel was constructed, orchestrated by satan of course, toward the end of distorting and confusing the story in the stars, thereby halting the spread of the gospel.
For more information on the Story in the Stars, you may follow the link below.  Just so you know, it is a 44 part study if you’re interested in the whole thing.
Though we no longer need the stars to tell the Gospel because we have the written word, I’m sure you have friends who believe in the nonsense of horoscopes and such. Learn it so you can set them straight and tell them about Jesus!
(Pharoah’s daughter finds baby Moses.)

The devil instigated his buddy, Pharoah, to kill all the Hebrew babies in Moses’ day. He tried the same thing when Jesus was 2 years old:  Got his buddy, Herod, to kill all the babies 2 years old and younger in response to the wise men, who had come from the East to inquire about Him of the king. That clued him in that something BIG was up.  But, of course, the devil didn’t know which baby it was.  As I said, he’s not all knowing.  He missed, of course, because he’s always a day late and a dollar short.

Long Life Before The Flood.
Before the flood, people lived a really lo-o-o-ong time!  Adam was 930 years old when he died and Noah was 950!  The man who lived the longest was Methusela, at 969 years of age.  Just before the flood, after all those hundreds of years, the outbreak of Nephilim was so widespread that the pollution of the human race was almost complete.
Just think of it:  Those evil half-breeds lived hundreds of years, their thoughts and intentions of their hearts were continually evil, as it tells us in Genesis 6. Well, they sure devised A WHOLE LOT OF IT!  Hard to imagine.
Satan’s plan almost worked, too…..except for one little detail:  
Noah.

Noah.
“…..Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.”

Noah was a just man who loved God.  He and his family did not dabble with demons.  He was a preacher of righteousness who tried to tell his contemporaries not to get mixed up with these fallen angels; to repent and turn to God.

The very next verse might not seem like much and, truthfully, in English, it really doesn’t give us an accurate picture.  But in Hebrew, it speaks volumes.

“9 This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, PERFECT in his generations. Noah walked with God.  10 And Noah begot three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.”

The word for perfect in this verse in Hebrew is “TAMMIM.”   This is the same word as the one used in referring to the lamb one brought to the priest.  It means PHYSICALLY, not spiritually, perfect.  
…..in other words, NOAH AND THE OTHER SEVEN MEMBERS OF HIS FAMILY WERE THE ONLY FULLY HUMAN SPECIMENS LEFT ON PLANET EARTH!
 
Will The Nephilim Return?
There’s a lot of conjecture, by more than a few, that in these last days, the Nephilim will actually return and start producing hybrids again.  This is partly because of the scripture that says, “And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man:”(Luke 17:26)
Yes, there will definitely be a modern-day outbreak of the Nephillim.  HOWEVER…..it will not be fallen angels taking human form and impregnating human women.  It will be AS IN THE DAYS OF NOAH.”  In other words, “SIMILAR” to that outbreak, so you can breathe a sigh of relief.

Common Denominator.

The common denominator of both outbreaks–the one before the flood and one afterward–involved a going after “strange flesh.”  Perverse sexuality of all kinds was rampant then and it is rampant now.  Chapter 1 of Romans is very descriptive.

The outbreak of demonic half-breeds AFTER the flood were the not fully human “people” inhabiting the land of Canaan when the Israelites returned from Egypt.  When Joshua and the children of Israel entered the land, giants were already living there.

Remember when Moses sent in the twelve spies?  They reported back that there were “giants in the land.”  Jericho was full of them.  In fact, the walls surrounding the city were so high and wide they actually had chariot races on top!

Why did the devil pull the same stunt again?  Because he knew that God had promised Noah He would NEVER, ever again send another flood to destroy all mankind.  So he thought to himself, “Hmmm…I have another chance to pollute the human race!”    As I said, Goliath was one of these half-human creatures.  That is why, though over 9 feet tall clad in very heavy bronze armor, he could not only stand but carry it all because he had demonic help!


The devil realized the land of Canaan was a piece of real estate that was of special interest to God.  That’s why he put his “people/hybrids” in place in that particular location.

Early Judgment.

Aw, but don’t worry.  You won’t be seeing any horrible, half-human/half-demon creatures walking around in your town.  God put a stop to these demons. How can we be assured of that?
He did two things:
#1- He locked up the fallen angels that did not keep their place, as documented in the opening scripture; in other words, the ones who took on human form and fathered these abominations.  They were judged and sentenced to eternal punishment early, and…..
#2- He raised up the nation of Israel to eradicate the post-diluvian outbreak, the Anakim and Refaim.  No more hybrids.
That’s what the opening scripture is talking about: “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;

Why Masacre Everyone?
Didn’t you ever wonder why God told Joshua to have the Israelites kill every man, woman and child when they entered the Promised land and conquered the cities of Canaan?  It always seemed really and unfair and cruel to me until I realized He wanted them to wipe out every trace of demon DNA. Otherwise, the human race could be taken over…..again!  YIKES!!!
I’m so glad the devil and his minions aren’t going to be doing THAT again!  No sir.  What, and risk being judged early and sent to hell early like their predecessors?  NO WAY. They know all too well that time will come soon enough and they’re in no rush, believe me.  Mimic their behavior, yes–but take on human form, NO.
As distasteful as it may be to discuss, there are people who sexually dabble with demon spirits, both men and women.  The incubus is the male form; succubus the female.  “Strange flesh,” as I said, is described in great detail in the first chapter of the book of  Romans.
Fortunately for us, no offspring can result from either type of union.  This kind of behavior is happening today, which means the rapture is VERY NEAR and the second coming not too long after that.
 Why Is The Devil Still Coming After Israel?
So my question is, since the devil very obviously failed to stop the seed of the woman, why is he still coming after Israel?   Because he’s trying to keep prophecy from coming true so that the SECOND COMING CANNOT HAPPEN.

Well Church, he will never stop trying until he’s hurled headlong into the pit of hell, I guess.  I suppose, because his HEAD WAS CRUSHED, he can’t figure out he’s ALREADY LOST!  So you see, we really are living in the last days spoken of in the scriptures.

AS IT WAS in the days of Noah…..
…..SO ALSO WILL IT ALSO BE IN THE DAYS OF THE COMING OF THE SON OF MAN.”

You may follow the link below to Part 8.  We’ll discuss one more topic about the rain falling on the just and the unjust:

https://emmausroadministries.wordpress.com/2016/04/14/rain-falls-on-the-just-and-the-unjust-flood-series-part-8-of-8/

 

 

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