The Nephilim: Satan’s Fallen Angels

nephilim The Nephilim: Satan’s Fallen Angels[1]

After the Fall of Adam and Eve human population exploded. [2] In Genesis 6:1-4 we learn two competing groups “the sons of God” and Nephilim (Gen. 6:4) battled each other in the war of the “seed” (Gen. 3:15). From the presence of carnivorous dinosaurs in the fossil record we can infer corrupting the genome of life played a role in this warfare. God created herbivores (Gen. 1:29), but only 1,656 years later these were corrupted into violent carnivorous dinosaurs we today see frozen in time in the fossil record created by the Flood. As it is impossible such rapid radical change doesn’t occur naturally now, it didn’t in antediluvian times. Therefore, genome manipulation occurred, and we can safely rule out God as the culprit. He cites the violent change as the reason for destroying all life on dry land (Gen. 6:11-13). Consistent with this mutated life being something God hated, some Dinosaurs weren’t given a berth on the Ark (Gen. 6:11-13, 19-20; 7:21-23).

Genesis 6:9 says Noah is without defect “among his contemporaries” collaborating the human genome was being altered. [5]

Did antediluvian scientists have the knowledge to manipulate DNA? That seems likely as antediluvian life-spans were hundreds of years long and had about 1,656 years to exceed what scientists today have accomplished in less than 60 years. Confirming antediluvian technology was advanced, megalithic sites likely built by them often manifest advanced technology that doesn’t exist today.

Back to the war of the seeds. For the woman’s seed and Satan’s seed to physically harm each other (Gen. 3:15) both must be born of a woman. That explains Nephilim cohabitation with women, and “also after that” the angelic “sons of Elohim” fell from their “proper habitation” and joined them lusting after “strange flesh” taking human wives as they chose (Gen. 6:1-4. Jude 1:6-7. 2Pet. 2:4). [6]

1 When humankind began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them,
2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of humankind were beautiful. Thus they took wives for themselves from any they chose.
3 So the LORD said, “My spirit will not remain in humankind indefinitely, since they are mortal. They will remain for 120 more years.”
4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days (and also after this) when the sons of God were having sexual relations with the daughters of humankind, who gave birth to their children. They were the mighty heroes of old, the famous men. (Gen. 6:1-4 NET)

If Genesis 6:4 followed Genesis 6:2, then interpreting the Nephilim are the offspring of the “sons of God” would make sense. However, the plain reading of Genesis 6:4 is these are contemporaries, but the Nephilim were on earth first. The parenthetical “and also after this” has the “sons of God” following the Nephilim cohabitating with women bearing children. ‘The Nephilim were on the earth in those days (and also after this) … the sons of God etc.’

In Genesis 6:3 God blames man for the seduction of the “sons of God” (Gen. 6:3). While “man’s dominion over the earth” makes him culpable (Gen. 1:26-27), the reference to His Spirit staving off mortality has a note of irony: “My Spirit will not remain in humankind indefinitely, since they are mortal.” Instead of using God’s undeserved gift of longer life for good, they spent the time learning forbidden knowledge trying to circumvent God’s denying them immortality (Gen. 3:22-24). Graciously, God extends the time they can repent another 120 years (1 Pet. 3:20). Whether that coincides with the Deluge or ends sometime before it isn’t clear.

Listing the Nephilim first and linking them with the sons of God siring children with a parenthetical implies four things: 1) The Nephilim and “sons of God” were contemporaries. 2) The Nephilim were already cohabitating with humans “and also after this” so were the “sons of God”. 3) The Nephilim conspired with Man to seduce the “sons of God”. 4) Evidently the rebels concluded the fallen Ones could not communicate immortality to their children like the yet unfallen “sons of God”. Immortality is not from nature, its from God alone (Gen. 2:7. 1Tim. 6:16).

As for Satan, he would win the war of the seeds if he could defile the human genome with the DNA of angels. Then the “image of God” in man is destroyed and the incarnation-ransom sacrifice of the Lamb without blemish to reconcile all to God would be impossible (Rom. 5:10. Eph. 2:16. Col. 120-21). [7]

Evidently the Nephilim were prohibited from engaging humans physically after the flood, only God’s angels are shown doing so (Gen. 18:2-8; 19:1-3). That prohibition would remain in effect until the End-Time lifting of God’s restraint on Satanic energy (2 Th. 7-12. Rev. 12:7-12). Then our Lord’s words about the “days of Noah” may very well imply “strange marriages” between Nephilim and humans will happen again, when they return disguised as Extraterrestrials (Lk. 17:26-27).

Indirectly confirming DNA manipulation was a feature of the Nephilim presence, modern day satanically generated UFO phenomena features alien DNA manipulation of the human genome. It follows this is purposeful, Satan is seeding the idea because it plays a major part in the end time delusion. As noted elsewhere, I believe Satan has already given the gist of his end time strategy to the UFO Raelian cult. Particularly the idea man was created by “Elohim-Designers”, and that Infinite Almighty God does not exist. That YHWH is the leader of a dissenting faction among the Extraterrestrials. The rider on the white horse essentially is the Antichrist riding the strong delusion of “scientific atheism”, “ancient alien theory” that incites a global revolt against all called God or worshiped (2Th. 2:3-4) The radical change in “times and law” (Dan. 7:23) paradigm where government is “under God.” In this scenario, the monsters in the fossil record becomes proof of their “Designer” claims.

A third of heaven’s angels joined the Dragon’s rebellion convincing mankind to join the rebellion against God (Rev. 12:4). These “the Fallen Ones”[3] are called the “Nephilim” in Genesis 6:4.

(How were Satan’s angels cast out of heaven twice?)

By now you may have noticed I do not cite the Book of Enoch for any of these things. Like all apocrypha, its not scripture. Moreover, the book of Enoch is especially not to be believed. See End Note[10]. It must be an antichrist spirit speaking to Enoch because it denies Jesus Christ came in the flesh (1 John 4:1-3) when it claims Enoch is exclusively “the Son of Man” with whom the righteous will dwell eternally (1Enoch 71:14, 16). Therefore, while much of apocrypha is uninspired speculation, I believe the book of Enoch is inspired, by the spirit of antichrist.

The Nephilim will return disguised as Extraterrestrials with Satan as their Dragon Commander (Rev. 12:7-9). The “ancient alien theory” is the satanically energized strong delusion (2Th. 2:11-12; Rev. 16:13-14) The “flying frog” demons out of their mouths “the BIG LIE” Satan and his angels are extraterrestrials. They will cause the Great Revolt (2Th. 2:3-4) against even the definition of God, opposing it while exalting the hybrid 666 Beast as above “the Elohim extraterrestrial gods” hoping to change times and law of civil society (2Th. 2:4. Dan. 7:8, 25; 8:10-11, 24; 11:36-39). The hybrid Satan-human is “Satan’s seed” (Gen. 3:15) “The Beast”(Rev. 16:13) “the Antichrist” (1Jn. 2:18; 22-23; 4:3. 2Jn. 1:7) whose human name will be “Adonikam” (Rev. 13:18; Ezr. 2:13). On this see: The 666 Riddle solved

Satan craftily spoke through a serpent corrupting Eve from the simplicity of God’s truth beguiling her to eat (2Cor. 11:3) from the tree of knowledge (Gen. 3:1-6). Satan is called a cedar tree (Ezek. 31:8-11), whom the fallen angels followed (Ezek. 31:6). Christ “the ruler of the nations” and His angels will cast them into “the pit” (Ezek. 31:11-14). In Ezekiel 31:3 this “cedar” is called Assyria, his “seed” then would be “the Assyrian” (Mic. 5:5-6; Isa. 14:25-27), the apostate Jewish Christian named Adonikam (King of the North) Satan’s seed (Gen. 3:15).

Let him who has ears to hear, let him hear

Bookmark this. When the Extraterrestrials arrive return and learn what happens next. Then it won’t seem like fiction.

The UFO cult called the Raëlians promised extraterrestrials would come, claiming to be the Designers our Creators. Jerusalem would become their base once a Third Temple was built according to their exact specifications, a welcome mat. Embassy for Intergalactic Relations, world leaders gathered there under the watchful eyes of the Elohim Creators.

The Raëlians were deceived. The Fallen Ones (Nephilim) are not Extraterrestrials. They are corrupters of the life God made on earth, and they have evil designs. They send out the “four demons” of the Apocalypse seeking to change times and law—create the crises that changes the paradigm so all follow Satan the Dragon and his “Seed”. The four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

When they arrive Christians will call them demon impostors, Satan’s Nephilim disguised as extraterrestrials. That will incite universal condemnation. In the throes of ecstasy, the New World Order Globalists will hate us: “Deniers!” they will cry, “you stand in the way of progress. Soon we ascend to be immortal, like gods! Yet you cling bitterly to superstition, insulting the Creators!”

Their “new Jerusalem” is “Sodom and Egypt” rebels like that great city Babylon”.

When the Dragon’s UFO fleet arrives Adonikam will embrace “scientific atheism.” The “Elohim” will prove they designed the monsters in the fossil record. Then, Evolutionists worldwide will embrace “intelligent design” they formerly ridiculed. God the stumbling block was removed.

All faith in God throughout the earth will be overthrown, the Great Rebellion against all called God or worshiped as such, then begins (2 Th. 2:3-4).

Moreover, every New Age and Pentecostal prophet (Mt. 7:22-23) whose tongue channels a strange spirit, the “other Jesus” (2Cor. 11:4. 1Tim. 4:1. 1Jn. 4:1. 1 Kings 22:22-23. Mt. 7:22-23), will prophesy praise for the “Creators” bringing in the New Age, the “Kingdom of God”. “Scientific Atheism” became the New Religion of the New World Order of the Beast.

The Powerful Delusion

It will be like the days of Noah. Spiritism unrestrained, those believing God few in number.

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The Fourth Lateran Council in 1215 declared the nature of angels “spiritual” and Protestants have defended that definition ever since.

The clear pronouncement of Holy Scripture that the angels are spirits (pneumata; Matt. 8:16; 12:45. Luke 7:21; 8:2; 11:26. Acts 19:12; 23:8. Eph. 6:12. Heb. 1:14), who do not marry (Matt. 22:30), are immortal (Luke 20:35–36) and invisible (Col. 1:16), may be “legion” in a restricted space (Luke 8:30), and like spirits, have no flesh and bones (Luke 24:39).-Bavinck, H., Bolt, J., & Vriend, J. (2004). Reformed Dogmatics: God and Creation (Vol. 2, p. 456). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic.

However, that is a hasty generalization fallacy confusing “spirits” with “angels”. Scripture distinguishes them (Ac. 23:8-9). The lying spirit that fools the prophets (1Kings 22:21-22) is unlike the angels who ate and drank with Abraham (Gen. 18:1-8). Or sat under a tree when speaking to Gideon (Judges 6:11-12).

Moreover, the theory angels materialize living bodies gives them creative power equal to God, but scripture testifies God alone can make alive (Dt. 32:29).

Rather than conjure up physical forms to be seen, it appears angels have cloaking technology (2Kings 6:17). Just as Jesus didn’t walk through doors or walls after His resurrection (John 20:19-20), neither do angels. Scripture reveals there are portals connecting earthly and heavenly realms. Jacob saw angels walking through a portal on a ladder through the “gate of heaven” (Gen. 28:12, 17). John went through a similar door to enter heaven (Rev. 4:1). So did the chariots of fire that took Elijah away, a swirling energy vortex (2 Kings 2:11). Christ and His heavenly army will enter our Matrix through an opening in the sky (Rev. 19:11) perhaps clouds concealed the portal Christ ascended through (Acts. 1:9).

When the “complete” (5046 τέλειος teleios) and “partial” (3313 μέρος meros) (1 Cor. 13:10) meet [“kingdom of God came in power (Mk. 9:1)], Moses and Elijah step into our Matrix still physical. That is confirmed by Peter wanting to build tents for them (Mk. 9:4-5). Satan tried to prevent the resurrection of Moses (Jude 1:9)], but clearly failed. It is a massive violation of Occam’s razor to overlay upon scripture a creative power scripture declares is God’s alone.

The phrase “spirits of demons” rather than “demon spirits” (Rev. 16:14) implies this is a subcategory, not representative of all demons. Confirming this, spirits and angels are distinguished from each other in the NT (Ac. 23:8-9). The hapax legomen λειτουργικὰ πνεύματα “ministering spirits” in Hebrews 1:14 is no contradiction of this. That is not a reference to angelic nature, but to their function as minsters of the spirit. If these were immaterial spirits, then God wouldn’t have to “make them spirits”, clearly that is figurative language (Ps. 104:4. Heb. 1:7).

Nothing about New Jerusalem coming down from heaven implies an “immaterial city”. The angels are its likely builders (Rev. 21:10-27). Some suppose its impossible to be physical in heaven, but if that were true then Paul would have known he was “out of his body” while in third heaven (1 Cor. 12:2, 4).

The description of this matrix as a “partial” implies it is less substantial than “the complete”. Context has the “teleios” containing dimensions of revelation the partial lacks (1 Cor. 13:8-12). Therefore, heavenly beings are not less substantial than we. While both realms exist in the infinite Mind of Christ like concrete thought (Col. 1:17. Ac. 17:28), it is the more substantial. Its our partial that vanishes when these collide (1 Cor. 13:10). [As the “Word of God” Jesus gives concrete verbal form to whatever our Triune YHWH God desires (2Cor. 4:6. Gen. 1:1].

When the Nephilim fallen angels physically died in the flood (Gen. 7:21-23) it created two additional sets of demons. Those worthy of imprisonment in the abyss were cast into it. Those not worthy of that, now roam the earth craving corporeality. Those fallen angels still in heaven were unaffected by the Deluge. So it is a hasty generalization fallacy some confuse disembodied demon spirits with fallen angels still in their “celestial bodies” (1Cor. 15:40).

Scripture puts demons in three different places: 1). Heaven (Rev. 12:7-12). 2). The Abyss (Rev. 9:1-3). 3). Wandering the earth desperately seeking corporeality by possessing insects (2Kings 1:2), animals or men (Lk. 8:27-32). Demons still in heaven at the time of the deluge remained corporeal. Demons (Nephilim) on the earth died physically because they were prevented from re-entering heaven (Gen. 7:21-24). There are two groups among these. Those who had defiled the image of God in man siring hybrid children were cast into the Abyss until the End Time when they will be released for a while (Rev. 9:1-3). Those who hadn’t defiled the image of God in man are left alone to wander the earth and we see many reports of them during Jesus’ ministry (Lk. 4:33-36; 8:27-33; 9:39, 42) .

As for the apostate “sons of God” evidently, they are not considered Satan’s angels and are judged worthy of a different prison called Tartarus where they are bound in chains and dwell in darkness until their final judgment (2 Pt. 2:4; Jude 1:7).

As for the “men of renown” who died in the flood, those who were evil wander the earth with demons as subordinate “unclean spirits” (Rev. 18:2). Those who were righteous but refused to believe Noah’s preaching God would forgive their “Frankenstein nature”, became a special case and therefore were cast into a special “prison” (5438 φυλακή phulake). Christ made a special trip to preach the gospel to them. These are a like figure to the Church: Christ preaches to them and by giving the answer of a good conscience towards God they are saved just as they prefigured what would occur in the church when it gives the answer of a good conscience to Christ’s peaching. Evidently Christ relocated them to paradise with the rest of the righteous dead at His resurrection (1Pet. 3:18-22).

See Postmortem Evangelism for more on this

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Creation to the flood was about 1656 years Timeline for the Flood-David Wright.

If the growth rate in the pre-Flood world was equal to the growth rate in 2000 (0.012), there could have been about 750 million people at the time of the Flood. However, given the extremely long lifespans prior to the Flood, the growth rate could have been much higher. Increasing the rate by just 0.001 would put the population at close to four billion at the Flood.-Answers In Genesis, What Was the Pre-Flood Population Like? January 6, 2016.

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A literal translation of Nephilim is “fallen ones.” The full implication of the passive adjectival formation (q aṭīl) can best be brought out by something like “those who were made to fall, those who were cast down.”-Hamilton, V. P. (1990). The Book of Genesis, Chapters 1–17 (p. 270). Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

Heavenly Lady Zion (Revelation 12:1-4. “Jerusalem…Mother of us all” Gal. 4:26) is pregnant with “her Seed” (Genesis 3:15), Satan cast (906 βάλλω ballo) his angels down to the earth trying to prevent the birth of Christ. This is not to be confused with the End Time war in heaven thousands of years later. Then its Michael and NOT Satan who casts them down (Rev. 12:7-9).
The Mystery Solved: How Angels are cast out of Heaven twice

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Implied by the context. God’s Spirit strives (01777 דִּין diyn) against man’s inclination to do bad continually (Genesis 6:5. John 16:8). However, the reference to mortality implies God’s Spirit has lengthened life-spans beyond what is normal.

War between good and evil. It follows God would send His angelic sons to work against Satan’s Nephilim (Dan. 10:13, 20-21; 12:1. Ps. 104:4. Jude 1:7. Rev. 12:7-9). The 135 BC writer of Jubilees deduced something similar regarding the angelic sons of God:

“For in his days the angels of the Lord descended on the earth, those who are named the Watchers, that they should instruct the children of men, and that they should do judgment and uprightness on the earth.” (Jubilees. 4:15 OTP)

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These are the generations (08435 תּוֹלְדָה towledah) of Noah: Noah was a just (06662 צַדִּיק tsaddiyq) man and perfect (08549 תָּמִים tamiym) in his generations (01755 דּוֹר dowr), and Noah walked with God. (Gen. 6:9 KJV)

Janus Parallelism. This type of parallelism hinges on the use of a single word with two different meanings, one of which forms a parallel with what precedes and the other with what follows. Thus, by virtue of a double entendre, the parallelism faces in both directions. Berlin, A. (1992). Parallelism. In D. N. Freedman (Ed.), The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (Vol. 5, p. 157). New York: Doubleday.

This is an asymmetric Janus parallelism on “perfect” (08549 תָּמִים tamiym). Looking back to the “generations” (08435 תּוֹלְדָה towledah) or “descendants of Noah”, the lineage must be “perfect” (08549 תָּמִים tamiym) or “without the blemish” of Nephilim DNA that would prevent the Incarnation of Christ the “woman’s seed”.

Looking forward, Noah is a “just” (06662 צַדִּיק tsaddiyq) “righteous” man “perfect” (08549 תָּמִים tamiym) “faultless in his desire to do God’s will” in his “generations” (01755 דּוֹר dowr) “contemporaries.”

If D. L. Christensen is correct about bs̆gm “Janus Parallelism in Genesis 6:3 Hebrew Studies 27 (1986) 20–24 this would be the second Janus Parallelism in Genesis.

Compare:

And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous (06662 צַדִּיק tsaddiyq) before me in this generation (01755 דּוֹר dowr). (Gen. 7:1 KJV)

The parallel in Genesis 7:1 confirms Noah was righteous (06662 צַדִּיק tsaddiyq) among his contemporaries (01755 דּוֹר dowr), but nothing is said about his being “without blemish” (08549 תָּמִים tamiym) as this context is not concerned with Noah’s descendants.

“Without blemish” is a requirement for sacrificial animals (Exod. 12:5. Lev. 1:3, 10; 3:1, 6 etc.). As no man is without blemish morally, that cannot be its meaning. Genesis 6:9 begins with Noah’s “descendants”(08435 תּוֹלְדָה towledah) and ends with Noah’s contemporaries. Therefore, “perfect” is a double entendre Janus Parallelism. Christ the Lamb to be sacrificed for the sins of the whole world must descend from Noah’s descendants who must be without blemish of Nephilim DNA, and Noah has been examined and proven to be “just” and “faultless in his desire to do God’s will” among his contemporaries.

The Nephilim trapped on earth did not survive the Flood

Contrary to the rhetoric of cowardly spies, Nephilim do not appear on earth after the flood (Gen. 7:21-23). Arba is the father of Anak (Num. 13:33. Josh. 15:11) who is said to be the greatest “man” (0120 אָדָם ‘adam) among the Anakim (Josh. 14:15). None of them are Nephilim. The Anakim were giants (Num. 13:33. Deut. 2:10, 20-21; 9:2) to be sure, but not Nephilim. Caleb proved that when he defeated three of these sons of Anak (Josh. 15:14). The brief mention perhaps a note of irony, contrary to the fears of those who opposed Caleb, defeating three of them wasn’t that hard to do.

The lineage of the Messiah the Woman’s Seed “Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world (Jn. 1:29. 1Cor. 5:7. Col. 1:20) had to be without blemish (08549 תָּמִים tamiym) or it was unacceptable (Ex. 12:21-28).

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Our LORD did not say angels are sexless in Matthew 22:30, only that the “angels of God in heaven” don’t marry. That begs the question if angels who leave their proper abode in heaven can have sex. Oddly some argue angels are sexless because they are always “male”. However, the opposite is true because males aren’t sexless. Moreover, the argument overlooked the two female angels in Zechariah 5:9.

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I believe Satan will cite the genetic corruptions in the fossil record as the proof “Elohim Designers” were on earth before. The “scientific Atheism” Satan taught Claude Vorilhon founder of the UFO cult Raëlism, is a perfect fit for the coming “strong delusion.” Among all the possible causes for a global loss of belief in God, the arrival of atheist Extraterrestrials must rank topmost.
The Powerful Delusion

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The Nephilim were on the earth in those days (and also after this) when the sons of God were having sexual relations with the daughters of humankind, who gave birth to their children. They were the mighty heroes of old, the famous men. (Gen. 6:4 NET)

In a parenthetical phrase we are told that Nephilim were present during this scenario. But in what capacity? Are they simply contemporaries? Or are the Nephilim the result, the fruit, of the union between the sons of God and the daughters of men? Or are the Nephilim the sons of God and therefore the perpetrators of the crime? Had v. 4 preceded v. 3, the likelihood would have increased that we are to understand the Nephilim as the bastard offspring of this union. But the present order of the verses argues the contrary.-Hamilton, V. P. (1990). The Book of Genesis, Chapters 1–17 (p. 269). Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

“The Nephilim were on the earth” linking this to events in Genesis 6:2. Their involvement is thus implied. They conspired with man to seduce the “sons of God” with the daughters of men. “And also afterward” when the “sons of God” had intercourse, it was successful. The hybrid human-angel offspring were “men of renown”. While its possible some of these were giants its also possible some were “giants in intellect, ability”. Perhaps they built Pumapunku in Bolivia, or Göbekli Tepe in Turkey etc. While these sites manifest advanced technology the theory high tech extraterrestrials built them without leaving artifacts of their advanced technology isn’t credible.

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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.
22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, all that was on the dry land, died.
23 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. (Gen. 7:21-23 NKJ)

Everything taught today about the Nephilm is predicated upon the hasty generalization fallacy they are “giants” that was first proposed by the cowardly spies who opposed Caleb:

We even saw the Nephilim there– the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim! To ourselves we seemed like grasshoppers, and we must have seemed the same to them.” (Num. 13:33 CSB)

This is an exaggeration, the claim they were Nephilim arose only because they were losing the argument (Num. 13:31-33). Caleb proved these weren’t Nephilim when he defeated three of these sons of Anak (Josh. 15:14) so easily its receives only brief mention. Noteworthy, yes. Epic, evidently not.

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21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. (1 Jn. 2:21-22 KJV)

13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. (Jn. 3:13-15 KJV)

14 Then an angel came to me and greeted me and said to me, “You, son of man, who art born in righteousness and upon whom righteousness has dwelt, the righteousness of the Antecedent of Time will not forsake you.”

16 Everyone that will come to exist and walk shall (follow) your path, since righteousness never forsakes you. Together with you shall be their dwelling places; and together with you shall be their portion. They shall not be separated from you forever and ever and ever.”-First Book of Enoch 71:14, 16 Charlesworth, J. H. (1983). The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha (Vol. 1, p. 50). New York; London: Yale University Press.

Compare RH Charles’ 1913 mistranslation hiding the claim Enoch is the “Son of Man”:

And he (i.e. the angel) came to me and greeted me with His voice, and said unto me: ‘This is the Son of Man who is born unto righteousness, And righteousness abides over him, And the righteousness of the Head of Days forsakes him not.’ (1 En. 71:14 OTP)

Christians would not have found Enoch’s use of the title “Son of Man” so interesting had they knew he claimed to be the Son of Man only Christ can be.

And all shall walk in his ways since righteousness never forsaketh him: With him will be their dwelling-places, and with him their heritage, And they shall not be separated from him for ever and ever and ever. (1 En. 71:16 OTP)

To a Bible believer, the lies about the authorship and angel’s identity are proof “its not of the truth” (1 John 2:21). As the angel in effect denies Jesus is the Son of Man the Christ who descended “in the flesh” it is a spirit of antichrist. But until the 1980’s when Professor James H. Charlesworth corrected RH Charles’ miss-translation, most didn’t realize Enoch claimed the title for himself.

However, many Christians have not received the memo. This blog makes zero use of the Book of Enoch. My unction informs me the angel speaking to Enoch is Satan pretending to be a “good angel” (1 John 2:20; 4:1-3).

Non-Christians won’t be convinced by such arguments, “ancient alien theorists” believe Enoch was taken up by Extraterrestrials and shown the secrets of the universe. But if that were true, then Enoch woudn’t claim the earth is flat, that he saw the “ends of the earth” (1Enoch 18:6) or that a burning river is in the west where the sun sets (1Enoch 17:4-5). Nor would he report there are seven burning stars at the “end of heaven and earth” (1Enoch 18:13-14). So that must be in this universe.

It is likely the apostle John had the claims of the Book of Enoch in mind when he wrote John 3:13. It rules out Enoch ascended to heaven and descended to report what he saw. Only Jesus did that. We find a parallel polemic against the book of Enoch in the Talmud:

Such veneration of Enoch would have elicited polemics from other Jews. We find evidence of such polemics in Jewish texts. We have clear textual evidence that Enoch was a threat and there was a need to polemicize against his adoration. Such a denigration of Enoch is preserved in Genesis Rabba…

Probably against such Enoch traditions, the author of the 4G claimed that ‘no one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man’. The connection with Enoch in this gospel seems assured, since Enoch is hailed as the Son of Man in 1 En. 71 and Jesus announces he is ‘the Son of Man’ in Jn. 9:35–38. This scenario seems possible, perhaps probable, since 1 En. 37–71 is now judged to be Jewish and dated to the late first century BCE by most experts.-Charlesworth, J. H. (2004). Did the Fourth Evangelist Know the Enoch Tradition? In Testimony and interpretation: early Christology in its Judeo-Hellenistic Milieu: studies in honor of Petr Pokorný (pp. 229–230). London; New York: T & T Clark.

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God the Holy Spirit dwelt in Daniel (Dan. 4:8. Cp. Lk. 1:15) granting him “knowledge, understanding, interpreting dreams, solving riddles, and explaining enigmas (Dan. 5:12 NKJ).

So why didn’t Daniel understand his own End Time prophecy? Nothing in it was mysterious to him. The “holy” (06944 קֹדֶשׁ qodesh) “people” (05971 עַם `am), the “Daily” (08548 תָּמִיד tamiyd), the “abomination” (08251 שִׁקּוּץ shiqquwts) of “Desolation” (08074 שָׁמֵם shamem) are things he fully understood. Yet Daniel says: ” Although I heard, I did not understand” (Dan. 12:8):

7 Then I heard the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand to heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever, that it shall be for a time, times, and half a time; and when the power of the holy people has been completely shattered, all these things shall be finished.
8 Although I heard, I did not understand. Then I said, “My lord, what shall be the end of these things?”
9 And he said, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
10 “Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.
11 “And from the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days.
12 “Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days.
13 “But you, go your way till the end; for you shall rest, and will arise to your inheritance at the end of the days.” (Dan. 12:7-13 NKJ)

This is like a puzzle. We have pieces to fit together, then its picture is revealed.

When Daniel asks for explanation, he is told the words are sealed to the end time. There are two possibilities: 1. Either God will unseal the words in the end time supernaturally revealing hidden meaning to His prophets. 2. End time events “unseal” the words as new developments increase their application and meaning.

Number 2 is correct because it is written “many…will understand” (Dan. 12:10), the new understanding is not revealed by prophets.

Therefore, Bible Believers today are the wise who understand these sealed words. Unknown to Daniel, the apostles interpret OT Temple imagery in the New Covenant as applying to the Church, and its members are the priests sacrificing the daily, through their prayers and offerings and taking up the cross of Christ. “The wise shall understand” because Scripture makes even children among them “wise unto salvation” (2 Timothy 2:15-17). Scripture interprets Scripture.

As Christ fulfilled the law the “continual” [08548 תָּמִיד tamiyd] sacrifice (ἡ θυσία δι παντoς, LXX) is now a function of Christ’s ministry. Confirming this, the apostles apply Old Testament Temple imagery to the Church, calling it “the Temple of God” (1 Cor. 3:16-17; 6:19; 2 Cor. 6:16; 2 Thess. 2:4; Eph. 2:21). Its members Temple priests (1 Pet. 2:5). We offer up “the Daily Sacrifice”::

you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. (1 Pet. 2:5) NKJ

As we take up Christ’s cross daily (Lk. 9:23) our sacrifice and service is continual:

Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. (Heb. 13:15) NKJ

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. (Rom. 12:1) NKJ

Now that we have the “interpretive keys” to understand the prophecy, lets interpret it:

7… that it shall be for a time, times, and half a time; and when the power of the holy people has been completely shattered, all these things shall be finished.

It shall be 3.5 years (=1260 days; 42 months) to the time when the Beast King of the North is destroyed (Dan. 2:35, 44; 7:11, 22, 25-26; 8:24-25; 11:45) and Christ and His angels including Michael gather God’s elect from one part of heaven to another (Dan. 12:1. Mt. 24:30-31.) This is not the Rapture, it happens after Armageddon at the end of the seven-year end time “week of years” (Dan. 9:27).

God’s Holy People Lady Zion the Christian Church (Rev. 12:1) are like Wheat surrounded by the Weeds (Mt. 13:24-30), the True Believers surrounded by False (Rev. 11:1-2. 2 Th. 2:12-13). Because the Church is in the midst of spiritist Babylon the Harlot (Mt. 13:31-34. Rev. 18:2-4) she has political power within her. When the Harlot is destroyed, “the power of the holy people has been completely shattered.

8 Although I heard, I did not understand. Then I said, “My lord, what shall be the end of these things?”
9 And he said, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

Only after the New Covenant with its new Temple and Priesthood are established, will the new application of these words be understood.

10 “Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.

The Strong Delusion energized by spiritism induces a mass delusion. “Ancient alien theory” that “Elohim Designers” fashioned life on planet earth. Because the Nephilim documented their antediluvian corruption of life, they could point to the fossil record as “their work.” The “inworking satanic energy inducing this delusion” will only be overcome by love for God’s truth. God’s Word is Truth (John 17:17). One must believe God’s truth even when “experiences” contradict it. Be sanctified by the Holy Spirit, not energized by the mystery of lawlessness spirit (2 Th. 2:7-15).

The testing of their faith will be unprecedented, and this is how they shall be purified, made white and refined.

11 “And from the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days.

The Great Falling Away begins the countdown. That is when the “daily” of nominal Christendom is “taken away by their own departure from the faith.” They embrace Adonikam the “man of lawlessness” false Christ (2 Th. 2:3) ending their continual service and prayer to God.

At 1260 days counting from the beginning of the end time “week of years”, when the Man of Sin discards all pretense of Christianity and embraces the abomination 666 angel-human seed of Satan identity, and Babylon the Great is destroyed by fire as her prostitutions are no longer required (Rev. 14:8; 17:15-18; 18:1-4)—there is an additional 30 days during which the image of the Beast, the abomination causing desolation is set up. All who accept his mark are eternally desolated (Rev. 14:9-11).

12 “Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days.

There is an additional 45 days, 1260+30+45 = 1,335 days. This is the time of the Great Tribulation during which most of the Church is martyred for not accepting the Mark of the Beast. It begins when Babylon the Harlot is destroyed, but kicks into high gear when the AI Network in the Beast’s Image Mark is made operational. Blessed is he still faithful who comes to the 1, 335th day, for he shall be raptured (Rev. 14:8-16).

13 “But you, go your way till the end; for you shall rest, and will arise to your inheritance at the end of the days.” (Dan. 12:7-13 NKJ)