A SPIRITUAL WAR
The fallen angels after Noah is no longer the giants that walked the earth at the time of Noah’s flood. Today, they present themselves to us as demons, devils, saints, and aliens.
Ephesians 6:12 “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
DEMONS AND DEVILS
The spirits of the dead Nephilim became the spirits, the principalities and powers of wickedness of our day. They always look for a host that will enable them to present themselves into our reality. Foot soldiers for evil.
They come to us in the name of religion, because Satan wants the worship that belongs only to God. They use hosts to plunge nations into war, to spread germs and viruses. Sometimes they speak through actors and some singers, in the name of entertainment. On and on it goes, leaving death and destruction behind.
Modern people, particularly in developed countries, think diplomacy and neutrality is the way. But some wars don’t offer that option, because this war is a spiritual war. Being neutral, and trying to be a good person, is choosing death.
Genesis 6:4 “There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that.” One has to ask yourself, why is there giants if the flood destroyed them all?
There are different hypothesis. The one most plausible to me is some of the genes filtered through the daughters-in-law in the offspring. They were a remnant of the giants, but God set out to remove this problem.
Israel were familiar with these giants, and God gave them instructions to root them out, time and time again. When they arrived at the promised land, giants were waiting for them. Numbers 13:33. “We saw the Nephilim there, the descendants of Anak. Next to them we felt like grasshoppers, and that’s what they thought too.”
Christians are forever apologising for a “God of mass killings”. Though, the battle for the land of Canaan was about more than land, it was a gene pool problem. This was about a God of mercy who preserved humanity. Deuteronomy 20:17 “Completely destroy the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites, just as the Lord your God has commanded you.”
ISRAEL’S POLITICAL CORRECTNESS
Israel though, left vestiges of the targeted bloodlines to remain. We read this in Judges 1:27-36. They chose to coexist, but God was not impressed with their political correctness.
Judges 2:2-4 “Why have you done this? And I have also said, I will not drive them out before you; they will become traps for you… When the angel of the Lord had spoken these things to all the Israelites, the people wept aloud.”
ONE TRUE GOD
Yahweh, the God of Israel, had a reputation like no other god among the nations. The nations were steeped in paganism, and they followed other deities that could not do what Yahweh did.
Exodus 12:12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn…. and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the Lord.
Take note of the “gods of Egypt.” He brought Israel out of Egypt, in the exodus, defeating every god of Egypt. After that, when He was ready, the Israelites moved into the promised land.
When Yahweh moved, the nations heard about it, even in a time of no mailing and no phoning. When the two spies arrived in Jericho, the inhabitants already knew about their God. Joshua 2:10 We have heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red Sea for you when you came out of Egypt.
God was good to Israel. All He asked was their loyalty to Him alone, and not to follow after the other gods. Exodus 20:2-4 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt… You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath…. for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God.”
Idolatry was a real problem, it was about having other gods beside the only God, Yahweh. Entertaining the spirits of the fallen angels that was taken out in Noah’s flood.
The nations that surrounded Israel made images out of gold, wood or stone of their gods, and bowed to it. God warned Israel not to do it. Deuteronomy 27:15 “Cursed be the man that maketh any graven or molten image, an abomination unto the Lord.”
QUEEN OF HEAVEN
Sadly, Israel was lured into following after the nations, and they did fall into idolatry. Jeremiah 7:16 “So do not pray for this people nor offer any plea or petition for them… I will not listen to you. Do you not see what they are doing… the women knead the dough and make cakes to offer to the Queen of Heaven… But am I the one they are provoking? Are they not harming themselves?”
BAAL AND ISHTAR
Judges 2:13 “So they forsook the Lord and served Baal and the Ashtaroth (Ashtoreth, Ishtar). ”
1 Kings 11:5 “For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess…” Salomon was the wisest, and the foolest man, that ever lived. Idolatry, is what provoked God to anger. So much so that He brought them out of the promised land into captivity, for seventy years.
GOD OF ALL THE GODS
God is making His case against these fallen angels, known as the gods. He challenges these gods to do what only He can do “to tell the end from the beginning.” God says Bible prophecy is the way to know who is the God of all gods. Do we trust Him?
Isaiah 41:22 “Tell us, you idols, what is going to happen. Tell us what the former things were, so that we may consider them and know their final outcome. Or declare to us the things to come, tell us what the future holds, so we may know that you are gods. 24. But you are less than nothing and your works are utterly worthless; whoever chooses you is detestable.
Isaiah 44:7 Who then is like Me? Let him say so! Let him declare his case before me… Let him foretell the things to come, and what is to take place.
Isaiah 46:9 I am God, and there is no other; I am God and there is non like me. I make known the end form the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come.
Yes, we are caught in a cosmic war, but we get to choose on whose side we are. Jesus Christ is a gentleman. He knocks, and if you open, He will come in. Stay neutral and every demon and devil will make their way in.
NO OTHER NAME
It is important to note the “gods” presents themselves in both male and female hosts. This is satan that presents himself next to Christ, and says “my way is better”.
Think before you call on any other name than Jesus Christ, for satan is a great pretender. Acts 4:12 “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”
Satan’s fall was his proud. Thus, he wants what belongs only to God, worship. We read about it in Ezekiel 28 “Because your heart is proud, and you have said, I am a god, I sit in the seat of the gods…Your heart was proud because of your beauty.”
The “day of wrath” refers to the time when Jesus Christ is coming down to judge those who stayed neutral. Secondly, those who chose to side with the fallen angels. Most importantly, the fallen angels will be taken away in chains.
Blood speaks loud in the spiritual realm. Every fallen angel fear the blood of Jesus Christ. The blood that can save you and me from the wrath of God to come. See my blog Crucifixion, why so bloody?