05. Days of Noah Series

David Ben Yakov

© 2007 David Ben Yakov / Delusion Resistance

 

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU READ THE ARTICLES IN THIS SERIES IN THE FOLLOWING SUCCESSION:

1. THE ARTICLE ON THIS PAGE

2. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – GENE MANIPULATION IN THE ANTIDILUVIAN WORLD – Click on the link to the left.

3. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – THE ANTE-DILUVIAN HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA – Click on the link to the left.

4. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – PLANNED PARENTHOOD – Click on the link to the left.

5. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – GLOBAL WARMING – Click on the link to the left.

6. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND SPIRITUAL AWARENESS – Click on the link to the left.

7. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – MANKIND’S REBELLION AGAINST GOD – Click on the link to the left.


 

LEGEND: Normal Text, Biblical Text, Extra-Biblical Text, Secular Text

 

Forward:

In this portion of the “Days of Noah” series we will examine the Sons of God and the Nephilim both before the flood of Noah, after that flood and in our modern day. The whole premise of this text is a phrase that Yeshua (Jesus) mentioned to His disciples during one of their many teachings. The disciples had originally asked Yeshua what the signs would be of His second coming. Yeshua went into many things, but the teaching that we continue to examine is rooted in the following passage:

And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. Luke 17:26

Many people just pass over this passage when they read it because it is sort of vague. This passage has always caught my eye; and one day, after listening to a recorded message about it I decided to do my own study on the matter. I did this because Yeshua was giving us a hint of what society will be like when He’s about to return. So, like every good student, I got out my Bible and some other works that described what life was like before the great deluge destroyed the world. I don’t know about you, but I want to know if our society belongs to the generation Yeshua said would exist at the time of His return; because if it is, we need to be ready to meet Him and help others to come to faith in Him before it’s too late.

This study is broken up into several studies because there were distinct world situations at the time; and although they are all related to certain individuals who corrupted mankind through their rebellion toward God, and all the actions are interrelated, I felt that breaking them up into different documents would make reading easier for those visiting this site. This particular document deals with angels that rebelled and then took human wives. These wives had offspring called Nephilim, who were half human and half angel, making them supernatural and corporeal at the same time; a strange breed indeed. This occurred before the flood, after the flood and my belief is that it is happening again today.. Before you make any judgments, read the article. You might be surprised at what the Bible and some extra-Biblical works tell us about events before God destroyed the world with the deluge.

 

I suppose that in order to get off to a good start we should define the term antediluvian. The Merriam Webster online dictionary defines the term as:

an·te·di·lu·vi·an
Pronunciation: "an-ti-d&-'lü-vE-&n, -(")dI-
Function: adjective
Etymology: ante (before) + Latin diluvium flood:
1 : of or relating to the period before the flood described in the Bible

So in essence, a good paraphrase would be, “the world before the Noahic Flood.” This is the time from when God finished creating the world until He destroyed it with the worldwide flood. Now that we have a definition we can move on and I can rest assured that people won’t be scratching their heads whenever they see the word antediluvian.

I like to read the Bible. I love every verse and love how things are revealed about the Living Word of God on a constant basis. No person could ever know the Bible in full because to do so one would have to be able to know eternal knowledge and that is impossible. God however, in His infinite wisdom and mercy will hand out bits and pieces of information that will answer question that the true seeker wants answered. In my 25 years of being a Born Again Believer He has never ceased to amaze me and has never let me down when, in my curiosity I’ve wanted to attain wisdom from Him.

If you’ve visited this website in any length you’ll notice that the focus is to shine a light on some delusions that are plaguing both believers and unbelievers. The saying goes “don’t bullshit a bullshitter,” and I think that apt where I’m concerned. I’ve been around long enough to discern fact from fiction and I get a bit uptight when I see people who author delusions trying to hoodwink decent and honest people. I often wish I could get paid for exposing frauds and such because if it did pay I could make a lot of money; seeing all of the garbage that is fed to the masses.

The two main foci of the website are the delusions of Evolution and extraterrestrials. These are two areas where, before my new birth in Messiah, I was deeply steeped. Since I was involved in these things it’s easier for me to preach against them, then it would be for someone who only heard about such things. Someone once said “don’t judge a man (or his beliefs) until you’ve walked a mile in his moccasins.” Well, I’ve walked many miles in those shoes, so I can talk about these subjects with the confidence of knowing that I know what I am talking about.

What Got This Started:

I love Biblical Prophecy. Reading the prophecies about Messiah’s coming in His first advent and seeing how they were answered in that appearing truly amazed me and is what caused me to search in earnest for my Lord before I knew Him. Concerning Prophecy, God proclaims:

Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: Isaiah 46:9-10

Only the Holy God; The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob can make such a claim. He has a perfect score and all others fall by the wayside. The interesting thing about the Bible in whole, is that it is like a spider web. All points are connected by one common and continuous thread. Anchor point “a” might be on the other side of the web from anchor point “d” but everything between them makes the web one web. Take for instance the first coming of Messiah. There are numerous prophecies of His coming peppered all through the First Covenant. The New Covenant deals with the subject of His first coming and mention His second coming. The birth of the Church (true believers everywhere) is the confirmation of that coming. Since the Church and Israel both still exist His word assures us that there will be a second coming of Messiah; first, because He promised to return to take the Church unto Himself and second, because He promised to come back and redeem Israel. God gave birth to Israel, Israel gave birth to the Messiah, Messiah gave life too all who receive it Him, and Messiah Yeshua’s return will be to wed His bride (the Church) and to save His people Israel. But I digress.

Anyway, for some time I was greatly intrigued by one verse in the Gospel of Luke and also shared in the Gospel of Matthew. That verse reads:

And as it was in the days of Noe (Noah), so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. Luke 17:26

Here Yeshua gives us a prophecy that we should really not ignore. It is vital that we understand what life was like on earth when Noah was alive. The Bible gives us a few ideas about conditions at that time. Mankind had been perverted to such an extent that there were only eight righteous people left on the planet. Some estimates of the population of our planet before the world wide deluge could have risen has high as over a billion people. Given that people lived for hundreds of years in that era, the potential for having extremely large families was quite good. For instance, if Adam’s son Seth had just twenty sons and twenty daughters, and each one of them had the same amount of offspring, by the time that all of Seth’s grandchildren were born his family could number 802 persons. Seth lived 912 years so there’s a good chance that he and his wife produced more than forty offspring. And we can’t rule out that men of that epoch had more than one wife. So, there was a population boom before and during the time of Noah; same as we have today. Moreover, conditions on earth at that time were different and conducive to longer and healthier lives. All added together, it was perfect for God’s Command to “Be fruitful and multiply.”

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. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed [them] all. Luke 17:27-29

It sounds like life was normal for the common person who lived before the flood. From the passage, you really can’t get an idea of what it was like at that time. But one interesting to note is that all this time Noah had been preaching to the world that they were evil. He was pleading with them to repent and come to the Lord. But just like today, people go about their daily lives like things will go on perfectly until the day of their normal death. They hear about Yeshua all the time through friends, radio, television or other means yet they just ignore the warning and the blessed news that God has provided a way of escape from judgment and hell and to live a fruitful and meaningful life. So here’s another attribute we share with the antediluvian world.

I also find it extremely interesting that Yeshua also brings up the subject of Lot and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. The great sins of the Cities of the Plain were sexual in nature, both homosexuality and perverted heterosexual sin. It’s no secret that our society is immersed in sexual perversion. Each and every day we hear about children be molested by adults and even other children. The homosexual agenda is being force fed down our throats, with the sin that was once associated with that perversion now just labeled as “an alternative lifestyle.” And the perverts and deviants are even lauded and given accolades because they are specially talented. People like Elton John who openly admits a homosexual lifestyle was given a title of royalty in England and child molesters like Michael Jackson are labeled as victims when their sins are brought out into the open. We’re supposed to feel sorry for that sort because their father’s happened to be a bit tough on them while growing up. Well, so were a lot of fathers of normal decent people. And to make matters even worse, if one is to bring up the misdeeds of these types one can be charged in the legal system of having committed a hate crime. This world is a state where up is down and bad is good. God foresaw this and He comments:

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him! Isaiah 5:20-23

But to get an idea of what the world was like before the flood, we have to examine what led up to the evil of Noah’s time. The evil of his time was actually quite advanced. This is because the evil didn’t start in Noah’s days, but had its roots in earlier times. Genesis points out something quite strange; so strange that many just pass over it in their reading and don’t investigate it fully. First, let’s look at the Biblical passage which reads:

And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. 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. 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. And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. Genesis 6:1-7

In this passage we are introduced to several personages. The first is the men of the earth. They are pretty simple to define, as being men in general, or in a broader sense, mankind. The second group is the daughters of these men. Again, we have people who are easy to identify, as the daughters of the men who are mentioned in the same sentence. Then we are introduced into another group who are called the “Sons of God.” The Hebrew term for “Sons of God,” is “beney Eloheem”. Where the phrase is found in the Old Covenant it is always used to denote angels. See for reference Job 1:6; 2:1 and 38:7; Psalm 29:1-2; Psalm 89:5-6. Only after the death of Yeshua in the New Covenant does it refer to the believer in Yeshua being “sons of God.” And, that reference is in an adoptive manner.

Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them. Job 1:6

Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD. Job 2:1

When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? Job 38:7

A Psalm of David. Give unto the LORD, O ye mighty, give unto the LORD glory and strength. Psalm 29:1

For who in the heaven can be compared unto the LORD? [who] among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the LORD? Psalm 89:6

Note that the words in the Psalms translate out to be “ben el” which still means sons of God.

The passage in Genesis goes on to explain how some of the angels found human females attractive and they sexual relations with them. It doesn’t say that they married them, but denotes that the women were taken perhaps by force to submit as wives. The offspring of these two different types of beings were called “Giants.” The word “gigantes” comes from the Greek Septuagint translation of the Hebrew text. Interestingly enough, the word “gigantes” was also used by the ancient Greeks to describe their gods, who were also said to be large in stature. The Greek Titans were considered to be half human and half God.

There are three extra-Biblical books that tend to shed more light on the vague scripture of Genesis chapter six. The first is the Book of Enoch, which was a book somewhat revered by the Jews of the second and first centuries prior to Yeshua’s first coming. The passages read:

And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto them beautiful and comely daughters. And the angels, the children of the heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another: ‘Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of men and beget us children.’ And Semjaza, who was their leader, said unto them: ‘I fear ye will not indeed agree to do this deed, and I alone shall have to pay the penalty of a great sin.’ And they all answered him and said: ‘Let us all swear an oath, and all bind ourselves by mutual imprecations not to abandon this plan but to do this thing.’ Then sware they all together and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it. And they were in all two hundred; who descended in the days of Jared on the summit of Mount Hermon, and they called it Mount Hermon, because they had sworn and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it. And these are the names of their leaders: Samlazaz, their leader, Araklba, Rameel, Kokablel, Tamlel, Ramlel, Danel, Ezeqeel, Baraqijal, Asael, Armaros, Batarel, Ananel, Zaqel, Samsapeel, Satarel, Turel, Jomjael, Sariel. These are their chiefs of tens. Enoch 5:1-8

And if we study yet another extra-Biblical book, The Book of Jubilees, we see the same story of the angelic corruption of the Earth and all that is in it:

And it came to pass when the children of men began to multiply on the face of the earth and daughters were born unto them, that the angels of God saw them on a certain year of this jubilee, that they were beautiful to look upon; and they took themselves wives of all whom they chose, and they bare unto them sons and they were giants. And lawlessness increased on the earth and all flesh corrupted its way, alike men and cattle and beasts and birds and everything that walks on the earth -all of them corrupted their ways and their orders, and they began to devour each other, and lawlessness increased on the earth and every imagination of the thoughts of all men (was) thus evil continually. And God looked upon the earth, and behold it was corrupt, and all flesh had corrupted its orders, and all that were upon the earth had wrought all manner of evil before His eyes. And He said that He would destroy man and all flesh upon the face of the earth which He had created. But Noah found grace before the eyes of the Lord. And against the angels whom He had sent upon the earth, He was exceedingly wroth, and He gave commandment to root them out of all their dominion, and He bade us to bind them in the depths of the earth, and behold they are bound in the midst of them, and are (kept) separate. And against their sons went forth a command from before His face that they should be smitten with the sword, and be removed from under heaven. And He said ‘My spirit shall not always abide on man; for they also are flesh and their days shall be one hundred and twenty years’. And He sent His sword into their midst that each should slay his neighbour, and they began to slay each other till they all fell by the sword and were destroyed from the earth. And their fathers were witnesses (of their destruction), and after this they were bound in the depths of the earth for ever, until the day of the great condemnation, when judgment is executed on all those who have corrupted their ways and their works before the Lord. And He destroyed all from their places, and there was not left one of them whom He judged not according to all their wickedness. Jubilees 5:1-11

In the late 1940’s a wonderful discovery was made by a young Bedouin child who was out meandering in the desert near the ancient ruins of Qumran. Throwing a rock into a cave he heard a crashing sound and went to investigate. Inside the cave he found large pottery vessels which contained the ancient documents that we know as the Dead Sea Scrolls. These scrolls contained nearly the whole Bible as well as many of the extra-Biblical books. Among those scrolls was one called, “The Genesis Apocryphon.” The scroll is a greatly abbreviated version of the first few chapters of Genesis and is mostly in fragments. One of the fragments contains the following text:

I thought, in my heart, that the conception was the work of the Watchers the pregnancy of the Holy Ones and that it belonged to the Giants… and my heart was upset by this… I, Lamech, turned to my wife Bitenosh and said… Swear to me by the Most High, Great Lord, King of the Universe…the sons of heavens, that you will truthfully tell me everything, if… You will tell me without lies… Then Bitenosh, my wife spoke harshly and she cried… and said: Oh my brother and lord! Remember my pleasure… the time of love, gasping for breath. I will tell you everything truthfully… and then my heart began to ache… When Bitenosh realized my mood had changed…Then she withheld her anger and said to me: O my lord and brother! Remember my pleasure. I swear to you by the Great Holy One, the King of the heavens… That this seed, pregnancy, and planting of fruit comes from you and not a stranger, Watcher, or son of the heaven… Why is your expression changed and your spirit saddened… I speak honestly to you… Then I, Lamech, went to my father, Methuselah, and told him everything so that he would know the truth because he is well liked… and he is in well with the Holy Ones and they share everything with him. Methuselah went to Enoch to find the truth… he will. And he went to Parvaim, where Enoch lived… He said to Enoch: O my father and lord, to whom I… I tell you! Do not be angry because I came here to you… fear before you… Fragment 2 Column 2; Genesis Apocryphon

It appears that the text is talking about the conception and birth of Noah. Apparently, when he was born he bore some physical trait that was uncommon for the humans of the time. The difference is not known. Perhaps he had blue eyes, or different color hair, or perhaps he was a larger child than most. The important thing is that Lamech was concerned that his wife had been having relations with either one of the fallen angels or one of the Nephilim. While the text is fragmented and we don’t have the next column it is clear that after consulting with his father Methuselah and grandfather Enoch that Lamech’s fears were laid to rest. The testimony of his wife Bitenosh and his two elders gave him comfort that Noah was perfect in his generations and was not tainted by the angels or the Nephilim.

Many people think that the flood that God sent upon the Earth was sent to destroy the Nephilim. This is not the case, as we can see in the following passages:

Before these things Enoch was hidden, and no one of the children of men knew where he was hidden, and where he abode, and what had become of him. And his activities had to do with the Watchers, and his days were with the holy ones. And I Enoch was blessing the Lord of majesty and the King of the ages, and lo! the Watchers called me -Enoch the scribe- and said to me: ‘Enoch, thou scribe of righteousness, go, declare to the Watchers of the heaven who have left the high heaven, the holy eternal place, and have defiled themselves with women, and have done as the children of earth do, and have taken unto themselves wives: “Ye have wrought great destruction on the earth: And ye shall have no peace nor forgiveness of sin: and inasmuch as they delight themselves in their children, The murder of their beloved ones shall they see, and over the destruction of their children shall they lament, and shall make supplication unto eternity, but mercy and peace shall ye not attain.” Enoch Chapter 12

And:

The book of the words of righteousness, and of the reprimand of the eternal Watchers in accordance with the command of the Holy Great One in that vision. I saw in my sleep what I will now say with a tongue of flesh and with the breath of my mouth: which the Great One has given to men to converse therewith and understand with the heart. As He has created and given to man the power of understanding the word of wisdom, so hath He created me also and given me the power of reprimanding the Watchers, the children of heaven. I wrote out your petition, and in my vision it appeared thus, that your petition will not be granted unto you throughout all the days of eternity, and that judgement has been finally passed upon you: yea (your petition) will not be granted unto you. And from henceforth you shall not ascend into heaven unto all eternity, and in bonds of the earth the decree has gone forth to bind you for all the days of the world. And (that) previously you shall have seen the destruction of your beloved sons and ye shall have no pleasure in them, but they shall fall before you by the sword. And your petition on their behalf shall not be granted, nor yet on your own: even though you weep and pray and speak all the words contained in the writing which I have written. Enoch 14:1-8

And:

And against the angels whom He had sent upon the earth, He was exceedingly wroth, and He gave commandment to root them out of all their dominion, and He bade us to bind them in the depths of the earth, and behold they are bound in the midst of them, and are (kept) separate. And against their sons went forth a command from before His face that they should be smitten with the sword, and be removed from under heaven. And He said ‘My spirit shall not always abide on man; for they also are flesh and their days shall be one hundred and twenty years’. And He sent His sword into their midst that each should slay his neighbour, and they began to slay each other till they all fell by the sword and were destroyed from the earth. And their fathers were witnesses (of their destruction), and after this they were bound in the depths of the earth for ever, until the day of the great condemnation, when judgment is executed on all those who have corrupted their ways and their works before the Lord. And He destroyed all from their places, and there was not left one of them whom He judged not according to all their wickedness. Jubilees 5:6-11

And as sort of a sideline to the subject of the Nephilim, one has to wonder what became of them after they slew each other by the sword. Can a half human, half angel go to heaven or hell? Can they be resurrected or live for eternity? The Book of Enoch answers that question in the following passage:

And now, the giants, who are produced from the spirits and flesh, shall be called evil spirits upon the earth, and on the earth shall be their dwelling. Evil spirits have proceeded from their bodies; because they are born from men and from the holy Watchers is their beginning and primal origin; they shall be evil spirits on earth, and evil spirits shall they be called. [As for the spirits of heaven, in heaven shall be their dwelling, but as for the spirits of the earth which were born upon the earth, on the earth shall be their dwelling.] And the spirits of the giants afflict, oppress, destroy, attack, do battle, and work destruction on the earth, and cause trouble: they take no food, but nevertheless hunger and thirst, and cause offences. And these spirits shall rise up against the children of men and against the women, because they have proceeded from them. From the days of the slaughter and destruction and death of the giants, from the souls of whose flesh the spirits, having gone forth, shall destroy without incurring judgement -thus shall they destroy until the day of the consummation, the great judgement in which the age shall be consummated, over the Watchers and the godless, yea, shall be wholly consummated.” Enoch 15:8 thru 16:2

We see from the above passages that when the Nephilim killed each other by the sword their spirits didn’t go to Hell or Paradise. They are disembodied spirits that cause all sorts of havoc among mankind. When you hear reports of ghosts, goblins, poltergeists and other paranormal activities, they are the works of the Nephilim. Demon possession in reality is possession by the spirits of the Nephilim. Mediums and psychics aren’t hearing from the dearly departed or ascended masters. They’re hearing the haunting voices of the Nephilim.

Before going on to other things, one might be asking about the angels who caused all these problems. Where did they go? What happened to them? First, we have to bear in that there were many angels who decided to follow Satan in his rebellion. We read in Enoch chapter six that there were twenty leaders and the chapter says that each leader had ten angels under him. So, out of the multitude of rebellious angels that rebelled with Satan, only two hundred were involved in taking human wives. But those two hundred were sent to a horrible place to pay for their transgression:

For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; 2 Peter 2:4

The word that Peter used for Hell in the passage above is Tartarus. The region is defined as: the name of the subterranean region, doleful and dark, regarded by the ancient Greeks as the abode of the wicked dead, where they suffer punishment for their evil deeds; it answers to Gehenna of the Jews. It was also defined as a place being as far below the Earth as Earth is below heaven. Not a nice place to be.

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. Jude 1:6

And in The Book of Enoch it is written:

And I proceeded to where things were chaotic. And I saw there something horrible: I saw neither a heaven above nor a firmly founded earth, but a place chaotic and horrible. And there I saw seven stars of the heaven bound together in it, like great mountains and burning with fire. Then I said: ‘For what sin are they bound, and on what account have they been cast in hither?’ Then said Uriel, one of the holy angels, who was with me, and was chief over them, and said: ‘Enoch, why dost thou ask, and why art thou eager for the truth? These are of the number of the stars of heaven, which have transgressed the commandment of the Lord, and are bound here till ten thousand years, the time entailed by their sins, are consummated.’ And from thence I went to another place, which was still more horrible than the former, and I saw a horrible thing: a great fire there which burnt and blazed, and the place was cleft as far as the abyss, being full of great descending columns of fire: neither its extent or magnitude could I see, nor could I conjecture. Then I said: ‘How fearful is the place and how terrible to look upon!’ Then Uriel answered me, one of the holy angels who was with me, and said unto me: ‘Enoch, why hast thou such fear and affright?’ And I answered: ‘Because of this fearful place, and because of the spectacle of the pain.’ And he said unto me: ‘This place is the prison of the angels, and here they will be imprisoned for ever.’ Enoch 21:1-10

The angel/human connection didn’t end with the binding of these angels though. There are scriptures that indicate that more angels rebelled after the flood and created more Nephilim.

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. Genesis 6:4

“Afterward” specifies after the flood, when we see another instance of giants appearing, this time in the land of Canaan which the Israelites were to inherit (Num. 13:33). Satan once again tried to thwart God’s plan by using these savage hybrids to occupy the land of Canaan and keep Abraham’s offspring out. Obviously none of the Nephilim survived the flood.

These giants are often mentioned in the early books of the Old Testament until the last of them were finally killed off. The word Nephilim only appears twice in the Old Testament (Gen 6:4; Num. 13:33), but these giants are also referred to as Gibbor (Gen 6:4; Num. 13:33; Job 16:14) and Rephaim when they reappear in a more limited fashion after the flood (Gen. 14:5; 15:20; Deu. 2:11, 20; 3:11, 13; Jos. 12:4; 13:12; 15:8; 17:15; 18:16; II Sam. 5:18, 22; 21:16, 18, 20, 22; 23:13; I Chr. 11:15; 14:9; 20:4, 6, 8; Isa. 17:5; 26:14). They were known by the proper names of Rephaim, Emim, Anakim, and Zamzummim.

There were other ideas and notions that the fallen angels introduced into the human consciousness. The Book of Enoch tells us some of these things:

And all the others together with them took unto themselves wives, and each chose for himself one, and they began to go in unto them and to defile themselves with them, and they taught them charms and enchantments, and the cutting of roots, and made them acquainted with plants. And they became pregnant, and they bare great giants, whose height was three thousand ells: Who consumed all the acquisitions of men. And when men could no longer sustain them, the giants turned against them and devoured mankind. And they began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and fish, and to devour one another’s flesh, and drink the blood. Then the earth laid accusation against the lawless ones.

And Azazel taught men to make swords, and knives, and shields, and breastplates, and made known to them the metals of the earth and the art of working them, and bracelets, and ornaments, and the use of antimony, and the beautifying of the eyelids, and all kinds of costly stones, and all colouring tinctures. And there arose much godlessness, and they committed fornication, and they were led astray, and became corrupt in all their ways. Semjaza taught enchantments, and root-cuttings, ‘Armaros the resolving of enchantments, Baraqijal (taught) astrology, Kokabel the constellations, Ezeqeel the knowledge of the clouds, Araqiel the signs of the earth, Shamsiel the signs of the sun, and Sariel the course of the moon. And as men perished, they cried, and their cry went up to heaven . ..  Enoch; Chapters 7 and 8

We can see that the beginning of most of the occult activity that has plagued mankind through the ages started with instruction by the fallen angels. We see that the Nephilim used up all the resources of mankind and when mankind couldn’t sustain their appetites with foods, the Nephilim turned to cannibalism and started to devour mankind. The angels taught man how to make weapons and defenses so we can ascribe mankind’s art of warfare as having come from these angels.

Mankind was not corrupted by the angels alone. Because mankind was in a fallen state it was subject to effects of the fall. Today we constantly hear about birth control, its pro’s and con’s and we act like it’s a modern day subject. It may surprise you to find out that before the flood it was an issue. God had commanded mankind to “be fruitful and multiply and subdue the earth.” But, mankind in his vanity and lusts wouldn’t obey. Men didn’t want their wives to show the effect of carrying children. They wanted their wives to remain attractive and their figures to remain youthful and we find out in Jasher how they did this:

For in those days the sons of men began to trespass against God, and to transgress the commandments which he had commanded to Adam, to be fruitful and multiply in the earth. And some of the sons of men caused their wives to drink a draught that would render them barren, in order that they might retain their figures and whereby their beautiful appearance might not fade. Jasher 2:19-20

So, we can see by all we have read up to this point that there are many similarities between antidiluvian society and modern society. The masks might be different but the players are the same.

Feet of Clay and Iron – Return of The Nephilim:

From all the study that we’ve done above both with Biblical texts and extra-Biblical text we know that some of the angels that fell had relations with female humans and produced creatures called Nephilim. We’ve seen that they were wiped out before the flood, but there were instances of them reappearing after the flood. Did you ever wonder why God gave instructions to the Israelites to destroy every man, woman, child and animals of certain villages or cities? How could a merciful God make such a commandment. The answer is simple. Those cities were most probably inhabited by Nephilim, Gibbor, Rephaim, Emim, Anakim, and Zamzummim and other offspring of angelic and human origin. True, the angels that committed the first offence in Genesis chapter six were bound in Tartarus to never be released until the judgment of all the wicked, but there still exists fallen angels that harass people and try to disrupt the work of the Kingdom of God. So it stands to reason that more of these angels tried to start Nephilim societies after the flood. They did so because the Satanic hoards knew that God gave the land to Abraham and his descendants and that the Messiah would have to be born in that area. God knew that those cities had to be destroyed completely so that there could be no corrupt gene pool in Israel’s descendants, especially in Messiah’s lineage.

We know that there were giants in the land when Israel was returning from their bondage in Egypt. We read account of the spies that were sent into the land to reconnoiter the situation:

And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature. And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight. Numbers 13:32-33

So it seems that all throughout history, when God is about to make a great stride to forward His kingdom, the enemy tries to throw a wrench into the works. At least twice in history he has tried to introduce giants or angelic half breeds into society to corrupt the human gene pool. And I hate to rain on anyone’s parade, but he’s in the process of doing it again.

There is a subtle passage in the Book of Daniel that many tend to just pass over when they read the book. It is a very important passage though because it tells us how Yeshua’s second coming will be just like in the days of Noah. The history of the passage is as follows. King Nebuchadnezzar or Babylon had a dream that troubled him and he wanted an interpretation of the dream. To make things harder he told the soothsayers and his psychics that he wouldn’t tell them what the dream was. They were to tell him what the dream was and then tell him what it meant. Needless to say, his advisers couldn’t tell him what the dream was so ordered their executions.

About that time someone remembered Daniel who was languishing in prison, having been falsely accused of a crime. Daniel met with the king and then took some time to pray and seek the Lord about the matter. Daniel came back and related the dream to the king.

The king answered and said to Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, Art thou able to make known unto me the dream which I have seen, and the interpretation thereof? Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, The secret which the king hath demanded cannot the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, the soothsayers, shew unto the king; But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these; As for thee, O king, thy thoughts came into thy mind upon thy bed, what should come to pass hereafter: and he that revealeth secrets maketh known to thee what shall come to pass. But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for any wisdom that I have more than any living, but for their sakes that shall make known the interpretation to the king, and that thou mightest know the thoughts of thy heart. Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible. This image’s head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass, His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay. Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth. This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king.

Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory. And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold. And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth. And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise. And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. 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. Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.

Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and worshipped Daniel, and commanded that they should offer an oblation and sweet odours unto him. The king answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret. Then the king made Daniel a great man, and gave him many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief of the governors over all the wise men of Babylon. Then Daniel requested of the king, and he set Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, over the affairs of the province of Babylon: but Daniel sat in the gate of the king. Daniel 2:26-49

I know that it took up a lot of room and was a lot to read, but I just couldn’t leave out the whole story because it explains the scripture that I’m trying to shed light on. Anyway, in the dream, and in its subsequent interpretation God gave Nebuchadnezzar a prophecy of all of human history, from his time forward. We know that Babylon was symbolized by the head. The breast and arms of silver was the second kingdom which turned out to be the Medio-Persian empire that conquered Babylon a generation later. The belly and the thighs of brass symbolized the Greek Empire that conquered the Medes and Persians. The legs of iron symbolized the Roman Empire which conquered the Greek Empire. The Roman Empire later broke into two distinct parts, Rome and The Byzantine Empire. The feet with ten toes, many think will symbolize the ten world regions that will exist during the time of the Anti-Christ. Interestingly enough, it is when these feet and toes are in word dominance, that the stone cut without hands (Yeshua the Messiah) will return and reduce all human empires to dust that will be blown away with the wind.

Now we have to go back to the scripture and study what is meant when God interprets the dream and says:

And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.

For years, scholars told us that the ten toes would be ten nations of a Revived Roman Empire. Many believed this and for a long time it appeared that as the European Community began to grow it would become a reality. But it didn’t take long before the community grew beyond ten nations. As of this writing, some nations of the former Soviet Eastern Block are joining the community bringing the union far beyond the required ten nations. It is my contention, and that of many others that the ten toes are ten world regions. This would answer a lot of questions. While the world will unite to become a New World Order, or One World Order, it will never be totally united. There will always be rich nations and poor nations. There will be regions that will have different ideologies.

But let’s look at the focus of this section. The key part of the scripture reads:

they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men:

Now, in order to mingle with the seed of men, they would have to be something other than mankind. What could they possibly be. We then make a big circle and go back to Genesis chapter six. The angels that rebelled mingled with the seed of men and created the Nephilim. Are you starting to see a repeating pattern here? In Genesis this was done to mock God. It was done in order to corrupt the gene pool of mankind in order to thwart the promise of a redeemer for mankind. If the entire gene pool were to be corrupted then Yeshua’s lineage would be corrupt. But God kept one man for Himself named Noah, who was perfect in his generations. In others words, there weren’t any Nephilim genes in his ancestry.

After the flood Satan again attempted to thwart God’s plans by populating the Promised Land with Nephilim and their descendants. The Israelites were commissioned to enter the land and wipe out that infestation. They prevailed for the most part,  but the victory wasn’t complete. That little bit of failure resulted in Goliath and his brothers and other oddities.

Extraterrestrials and The New Nephilim Race:

I really don’t want to make it seem like mankind is enlightened in any way. We still make the mistakes that we’ve made for millennia and we never seem to learn. But, since the first advent of Messiah and the subsequent birth of the Church by the impartation of the Holy Spirit things have not been so very easy for Satan and his minions. The Holy Spirit endows believers in Yeshua with a spiritual intelligence and knowledge in things not seen. He enables us to see things as they are even when the enemy tries to block our sight with fog and smokescreens. Satan wouldn’t dare allow his angels try the forceful taking of human females to make Nephilim again because Christians worldwide would unite and fight him with force, and we would win. So how can he accomplish this fete? He uses what seems to be ridiculous to accomplish his deeds until the plan is in motion with such inertia that it is hard to stop.

Satan is a deceiver and I’m sad to report that he’s pretty good at what he does. I like to compare him to a barkeep who is who is skillful at watering down drinks. The first drink is pure, then the next drink is watered down a little bit and this goes on and on until the drinker is pretty well inebriated and can’t notice that he’s now drinking mostly water with just a little bit of alcoholic beverage in the mixture. Perhaps a better illustration would be a news event that occurred a couple of years ago here in California. A pharmacist who was in charge of dispensing a cancer fighting medication was caught watering down that medication so that he could make more money by selling twice the quantity of the preparation, claiming that it was full strength. Some of the patients died because they didn’t receive the correct dose. In either case, the watering down of anything that is meant to be of benefit causes an ill effect over a given time.

The same is true with the story of the Nephilim. The accounts were accepted fact until supposed religious theologians got a hold of it and then the bickering started. More and more of the suspected theologians started to question the story about the angels that fell and they then started to insert their notion that the “sons of God” were really the righteous people that existed before the flood. This was at the expense of writing off the written and oral traditions of the Jewish people as well as the original church fathers who held to the Angel synopsis. In human pride, and with Satan’s help, people of a new generation think that they are wiser than the old generation, forsaking their ways, customs and habits. While this might be a good thing, especially where those idea might be harmful, like Nazism, Aryanism, communism and other cancers that have inflicted society, it is not a good thing where Biblically sound teaching is concerned.

So, over the years the Sethite theory has persisted as the accepted theory over the angel’s fact. After that other things were birthed into so called “accepted Christian belief.” Those things include, but are not limited to the notions that Satan doesn’t exist, there is no hell, all religions lead to heaven and on and on and on. Biologists and sociologists refer to this as “the boiling frog syndrome.” If you take a frog and put him in a pot of cool water he’ll enjoy himself a great deal. If you turn the heat on under the pot of water the frog will acclimate to the water temperature, so much so, that he will just sit in the water and boil to death without ever trying to jump out. Such is the case of the human psyche.

Part of the blame for the ignorance of the Christian populace is that the word of God (The Bible) was scarce for many hundreds of years. Printing presses weren’t invented until well into the Renaissance so the common man had to trust that what he was being taught from the pulpit was the truth. Unfortunately, many nefarious people used this situation to inflict some of the most heinous crimes committed by those who claimed to be Christians. Had Bibles been readily available in Spain there might not have been an inquisition and had Christians throughout the ages had Bibles to study from then the Catholic Church might not have survived to this day. But on the same token, in an age like today, when everyone on the free world has access to a Bible many ignore it. A word to the wise is that ignorance will not be an excuse when you stand before God someday.

Since the 19th century society has been spoon fed a variety of different lies. Some of them were mentioned above; no hell, no devil and all religions are a way to heaven. The average Joe out on the street, when asked what he believes about these things will tell you that he believes in at least one of them. We’ve been fed other things too, like evolution, which has even caused many believers in Christ to question if the Genesis account of creation is correct, or adequate to explain why we’re here. Years ago I had a friend who had a saying that is so applicable to today’s society. He used to say about ignorant people, “you buy them books and send them to school and all they do is eat the book covers.”

So now we jump to the middle of the 20th century and we see that people have been fed so many different lies that they don’t know what to believe, so they believe nothing. After all, that is easier than trying to tax one’s mind to find the truth. Now the stage has been set to start the perpetuation of the great delusion that the Bible says will come in the end days. Well, a great part of it’s basis lies in the belief in extraterrestrials and UFO’s. It started with a few people who the rest of society termed “crackpots” who claimed to have seen flying disks or strange lights in the sky. It then advanced to these craft coming closer and then landing and then occupants being seen. Soon after that we started reading about people who were willingly taken into these craft and their stories were accepted by an answer seeking society. But then the bizarre started happening. People started to claim that they were being taken forcefully in the night; from their beds, their cars and other locations. They were claiming that strange experiments were being conducted on them. Some said that sperm or ovum were taken by the aliens who were supposedly, “just studying mankind.”

One question I’ve always pondered is, if these beings are so advanced, they why does it take so many abductions for them to learn all about us? Some of them claim to be ascended masters; those who have become so enlightened that they have shed their physical bodies and are pure energy or spirit. If so enlightened, then they should know everything and not need to perform the hideous and demeaning experiments and tests on unwilling subjects. Well, we know that Satan is a liar, and that his minions follow in his footsteps and by his instruction. The claims of these  beings; that they come from other worlds is just a bold faced lie, but one that many are willing to believe. And why do so many believe the lie? The Bible tells us:

Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. II Thessalonians 2:1-12

Plainly put, the world doesn’t want to know the truth anymore. They don’t want to hear about God’s love and grace, because they know that with that love and grace the receiver of it has to acknowledge that they have to be accountable to God, whom they see has dictating rigid rules and regulations.

So now that the world has told Yeshua to go away and they deny that God exists, or if they do acknowledge that He exists, they want nothing to do with Him; God will pull out and let them have it their way. Soon God will remove His Holy Spirit and Yeshua will bring His Bride (all true believers) home to be with him. If you think things are weird now, wait till God removes His protection. To put it bluntly, “you ain’t seen nothing yet.”

So what is up with all these alien abductions. Well, it’s quite simple. Since the evil angels can’t abduct human women by force like they did both before the flood and afterward, they are reduced to other actions. They’ve convinced the world that they’re here to assist us. They’re here to help us to advance into the next stage of societal evolution, which they say will make the Earth a better place to live. They’re doing this in two stages.

The first stage is almost complete. It is the stage where they convince humanity that they’re here to make the world a better place. They pick certain individuals who have relinquished their free will to these entities who can use them to spread propaganda and false prophecies. These people will so discord between anyone godly and those who really don’t know who to believe. Through cunning and worldly wisdom they’re convincing people that Christianity is evil and has only hindered the world from moving up the evolutionary ladder. Many fortune tellers, mediums, automatic writers and others are all claiming that the entities that convey messages to them are either aliens or ascended masters of the universe. They promote almost any religion or philosophic belief but Biblical Judaism and Biblical Christianity. They’ve got those of this world on a runaway train that’s heading for a washed out bridge while the passengers are demanding that the train go faster. It’s quite insane but it’s a reality nonetheless.

The second stage is for the extraterrestrials (AKA fallen angels) to create a race or beings that though they appear to be human in every aspect are really just shells of humans with no soul. This is the reason why the eggs and sperm are collected from the abductees. These materials allow them to create beings that can be inhabited by the demonic hordes that long for bodies. Yeshua Himself talked about the places where demons inhabit before they find a body to infest and how infestation occurs:

When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation. Matthew 12:43-45

Anyone reading this who’s ever been on a long business trip knows what this is like. You might have motel rooms, places to eat, a car and such, but when you get down to it, there is no place like home. Demons desire a place of residence and they’re not happy until they find one. Once they find a willing subject they move in and brings others in with them. Having worked in psychiatric hospitals I’ve seen this firsthand. First, let me say that I don’t believe that everyone in those quarters are demon possessed. Most are oppressed by demons, but not possessed. I did notice however those who have MPD, otherwise known as multiple personality disorder. They usually start out with one entity living within them but in a lot of cases their conditions escalate until there are many living inside them. The host will usually become receptive to the possession and even become friends with some of the personalities. One lady I observed was downcast for a week because one of the personalities insider her had died. Personally, I think it just found a better host to inhabit.

So, where am I going with all of this? I believe, as do many secular UFO researchers, that the supposed aliens are creating a race of their own. They will look and act (for the most part) human. But because they are the progeny of gene manipulation, they will have no souls. God did not will for these beings to exist and He will not want to have any part of them. Since their bodies will be human, and their spirits will be demonic, they will in essence be Nephilim. And to further firm up the idea, demons as we have learned at the beginning of this article, are really the disembodied spirit of the Nephilim that lived before the flood; so they will be trying to get a second chance.

Now I’m not trying to advocate that we should be looking at everyone who seems different as though they are alien in nature. Too many people have done that in the past; like Hitler saw the Jews as different and Caligula saw the Christians as strange; both ideologies that led to much mayhem and sorrow. Likewise I don’t condone the action of those who try to ascribe demonic activity to everything wrong that happens in their lives. But one has to be careful and rightly divide the truth from fantasy.

What we have to determine is what these beings are doing on earth now and what they will be doing when they are fully in force, and things tend to point to the fact that these beings will be a numerable constituency upon the earth. The Book of Jasher refers to the Nephilim as:

And their judges and rulers went to the daughters of men and took their wives by force from their husbands according to their choice… Jasher 4:18

So we see that the Nephilim appointed themselves as judges and rulers over common mankind. As just an observation, one has to wonder about the judges and rulers we have today. Daily we see judges making decisions that are slowly but surely removing any mention of God from society while they promote evolution and atheism, both Satanic religions. Just a thought in passing?

The Bible, in Genesis chapter six gives a hint to the character of the Nephilim:

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. Genesis 6:4

The scripture says many things. One must remember that in the Hebrew, one word can have several meanings. The words have to be put into the context of the passage. When the King James Bible was written the “Sons of Seth” theory of the Nephilim was strictly enforced. Therefore, when the words of the above scripture were translated, they were done so in order to enforce the scriptural understanding of that time. Having done a word study of the passage I find it sound until I get to the word “renown.” The word can mean many things, including; mighty, valor, fame and other militaristic terms. However, the word can also be translated to be the word infamous. Looking at a thesaurus one can see other words for infamy. Those words include; disgrace, scandal, outrage, abomination, villainy and atrocity. So, taking the scripture into context, especially after we’ve learned about the Nephilim (giants) we can better see the scripture as saying:

There were giants (Nephilim) 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 men, whose origins (by their father’s lines) were of old and who were mighty in their abominations and atrocities. Genesis 6:4 (Dave’s Paraphrase)

The “of old” part is interesting too. The Hebrew word for that phrase is transliterated “olam” which has the following meanings:

long duration, antiquity, futurity, for ever, ever, everlasting, evermore, perpetual, old, ancient, world

a) ancient time, long time (of past)

b) (of future)

1) for ever, always

2) continuous existence, perpetual

3) everlasting, indefinite or unending future, eternity

The Bible can say this because it was clear to the original writer of Genesis knew that the Nephilim were half angel, and angels are special creations of God. It is accepted by scholars that the angels were created well before mankind, which would make them ancient in respect to human history.

To Summarize:

The basis of this document was to establish that there have been some strange activities in the world where it’s inhabitants are concerned. We have seen that there have been several attempts by Satan to try to interrupt if not foil the plans that God Almighty has established to provide salvation to our fallen race.

We have not even gone into the murderous attempts that the evil one has tried to interrupt the first advent of Messiah Yeshua and how he’s tried to prevent the second and final advent of our Savior. Yet we have seen that just as it says in Ecclesiastes,

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:9

If one desires to see how the evil one is going to act in the future, then one should look and see what he has done in the past. For while the package may have a different decorative paper wrapping it, the contents are still the same.

The Nephilim were here before the flood and they wreaked chaos at that time. They were here after the flood until finally wiped out by the Israelites. They are here now and will be a sizeable part of our population during the reign of the Anti-Christ.

When we hear about UFO’s, alien abductions, body harvesting and other terms, we should be aware that it is the attempt of demonic and evil angelic forces to recreate the Nephilim race. When we hear of ghosts, goblins, fairies, poltergeists and other things that go bump in the night we know that they’re not our dearly departed, but the deceptions of the disembodied spirits of the Nephilim. When the local fortune teller, medium, automatic writer or other New Age fanatic claims to be in contact with the other world, just remember that they are having fellowship with demonic forces, also known as the Nephilim.

And in closing, be aware that you are in a spiritual warfare whether you want to be or not. There are no neutralities in this war. You’re either on God’s side or you’re on Satan’s side and which side you pick will determine whether you spend eternity with a loving God that loves you so much that He died to save your soul or if you’ll pick the wrong side and spend eternity in the fires of hell. They’re real folks and God your creator has given you a choice. If you haven’t already, I pray you choose the right choice. If you’re curious about how to have a new life in Yeshua Ha Mashiach (Jesus The Christ) just look for the “how to be saved” page on this website. OH, and I’ve read the end of the book, and we win!!

David Ben Yakov

David Ben Yakov

© 2007 David Ben Yakov / Delusion Resistance

 

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU READ THE ARTICLES IN THIS SERIES IN THE FOLLOWING SUCCESSION:

1. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – SONS OF GOD AND THE NEPHILIM – Click on the link to the left.

2. THE ARTICLE ON THIS PAGE

3. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – THE ANTE-DILUVIAN HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA – Click on the link to the left.

4. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – PLANNED PARENTHOOD – Click on the link to the left.

5. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – GLOBAL WARMING – Click on the link to the left.

6. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND SPIRITUAL AWARENESS – Click on the link to the left.

7. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – MANKIND’S REBELLION AGAINST GOD – Click on the link to the left.

 


 

LEGEND: Normal Text, Biblical Text, Extra-Biblical Text, Secular Text

 

Forward:

In this portion of the “Days of Noah” series we will examine both ancient and modern gene manipulation. The whole premise of this text is a phrase that Yeshua (Jesus) mentioned to His disciples during one of their many teachings. The disciples had originally asked Yeshua what the signs would be of His second coming. Yeshua went into many things, but the teaching that we continue to examine is rooted in the following passage:

And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. Luke 17:26

Many people just pass over this passage when they read it because it is sort of vague. This passage has always caught my eye; and one day, after listening to a recorded message about it I decided to do my own study on the matter. I did this because Yeshua was giving us a hint of what society will be like when He’s about to return. So, like every good student, I got out my Bible and some other works that described what life was like before the great deluge destroyed the world. I don’t know about you, but I want to know if our society belongs to the generation Yeshua said would exist at the time of His return; because if it is, we need to be ready to meet Him and help others to come to faith in Him before it’s too late.

This study is broken up into several studies because there were distinct world situations at the time; and although they are all related to certain individuals who corrupted mankind through their rebellion toward God, and all the actions are interrelated, I felt that breaking them up into different documents would make reading easier for those visiting this site. This particular document deals with gene manipulation that occurred before the flood. Before you make any judgments, read the article. You might be surprised at what the Bible and some extra-Biblical works tell us about events before God destroyed the world with the deluge.

Pre-Flood Gene Manipulation:

We live in a wonderful but terrifying age. Science, in its true form has brought us wonderful things. Diseases that once decimated whole societies have been tamed and in some instances they have been obliterated. Modern conveniences have made our lives easier and our tasks simpler. Information, which a couple of centuries ago took weeks to reach people far away now can be accessed in just seconds. In just the space of one century the human lifespan in developed nations has doubled, so much so that someone who dies in their sixties is considered to have died young. Yes, we live in a  marvelous age.

On the flip-side though there are many frightening things that our ancestors never dreamed of considering. Mankind has developed weapons that can destroy the entire world many times over. Some diseases have developed tolerances to the drugs that were made to prevent or cure them. Each year untold thousands are killed in the machines that have made life easy. Planes fall from the sky, automobiles strike other autos or pedestrians and the air is fouled by the emissions of the combustion engine. And though life tends to be longer, many of those who live to a ripe old age suffer long lingering deaths; wasting away in nursing homes or other places. To many, long life is a curse as they have to live with debilitating ailments like arthritis, neurological disorders and failing hearts, just to name a few.

Those who trust science also trust that there is a cure for all these ailments, and it’s just around the corner. The trouble is that there are no side streets in sight. Many hold hope in the advances in gene manipulation which has shown little promise, at least at the present. Mankind in all its puffed up pride for itself thinks that it can someday solve all problems, but the sad reality is that their efforts are akin to giving a wrench to a two year old child and telling him or her to rebuild the family automobile’s engine. Geneticist are fooling around with things that they hope will work, but at what cost? The future will hold successes in this area of research, but the authors won’t be men themselves, but the knowledge that imparted from the unseen world.

We read in the newspapers or hear on the television news about some strange things that scientists are doing. One article last year told of some researcher growing a human ear on the back of a laboratory mouse. Still others are talking about growing human organs in domesticated farm animals. They rave about Dolly the sheep that was cloned successfully, but they don’t mention that there were many failed attempts before Dolly became a reality. They also sweep under the carpet the fact that Dolly died at a very early age; having inherited “old genes” from the donor sheep. Now if what we hear about is hideous, what is happening in laboratories around the world that they keep from public attention. One can only wonder.

The question arises about some of the mythological creatures that the ancients have written about. As a matter of fact, questions have to be asked about all of the Greek and Roman gods. Where did the idea come from? Could societies of men, who excelled in so many scientific and social advances really make up so many fables and believe them like they were true? Could some of these stories be true? It is my contention that the stories of those Greek and Roman gods really were perversion of real events that happened millennia before those societies existed. I believe that they are holdovers from history of the world before the flood. For instance, the famous Titans from mythology were said to be the children made by unions between the gods and humans. The correlation between them and the Nephilim of Genesis and other books is just too close to ignore or dismiss. The Titans were just a Satanic perversion of the true Genesis story.

When I was a young man, attending intermediate school, we had to read a book called “The Iliad and The Odyssey. It was a book about Ulysses and the journeys that he took to mystical lands while trying to get home from a time of war. He meets strange characters like Medusa, who had snakes emanating from her head and who could turn men to stone. The book was fraught with strange characters like that. Greek mythology was full of mythical creatures. The minotaur for example had the head and tail of a bull but the body of a man. Pegasus was a horse who had wings. There was the centaur who was a man above the waist and a horse below the waste. Then there are mermaids and other creatures too numerous to list in this short document. Again, these are perversions of the actual accounts of the world in Noah’s time.

Now the Bible isn’t very specific about what actually happened to the animals during the time of Noah. It reads:

And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. Genesis 6:7

First, you’ll notice that God says that He was going to destroy “man, whom I’ve created.” No mention is made of the Nephilim, simply because they were dead by this time. But mankind had become so corrupted, both by their sinful nature and by the knowledge that they learned from the wicked angels and the Nephilim, that they were beyond redemption. God is just, and he knows when people have crossed the line that separates things salvageable from total decadence.

But next one has to ask about the animals. Why would a just God want to destroy all of the animals. Animals have no souls therefore they don’t have the ability to sin. They can’t deny God and they can’t make any conscious choice to be disobedient. If it were only mankind that were evil God could just have easily created some sort of deadly virus that only effected humans. Being God, He could have given Noah, Noah’s wife, his sons and their wives some immunity to the virus and wiped out all of the human race except those eight people. No, there was another insidious thing that he had to destroy.

Having done some research in the extra-biblical works from which I obtained copies a couple of years ago I have discovered that these books, although not authorized canon, do fill in some gaps and answer some questions that arise from reading Genesis chapter six. I’ve used some of those works in the preceding areas of this document to show how those gaps can be filled in and those questions answered.

And lawlessness increased on the earth and all flesh corrupted its way, alike men and cattle and beasts and birds and everything that walks on the earth -all of them corrupted their ways and their orders, and they began to devour each other, and lawlessness increased on the earth and every imagination of the thoughts of all men (was) thus evil continually. And God looked upon the earth, and behold it was corrupt, and all flesh had corrupted its orders, and all that were upon the earth had wrought all manner of evil before His eyes. And He said that He would destroy man and all flesh upon the face of the earth which He had created. Jubilees Chapter 5 verses 2-4

And in the Book of Jasher:

And their judges and rulers went to the daughters of men and took their wives by force from their husbands according to their choice, and the sons of men in those days took from the cattle of the earth, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and taught the mixture of animals of one species with the other, in order therewith to provoke the Lord; and God saw the whole earth and it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted its ways upon earth, all men and all animals. And the Lord said, I will blot out man that I created from the face of the earth, yea from man to the birds of the air, together with cattle and beasts that are in the field for I repent that I made them. Jasher 4:18-19

Now it is important to remember that this is after the Nephilim had slain each other. There was however the knowledge that the departed Nephilim and the fallen angels had imparted to mankind. These things had not been removed when the authors of such things were killed or the angels bound up. And we also have to remember that only 200 of the angels were bound in Tartarus. All indications are that many more angels rebelled with Satan at the beginning. They of course would have influence on the population of mankind that was left on earth before the flood.

The passage in Jubilees is interesting because it goes into detail about not only mankind, but the animals that walked the earth and also the birds. One must remember that Satan hates God and although he couldn’t pervert mankind with the Nephilim anymore, he was bound and determined to not only destroy mankind with a polluted gene pool, but also ALL of God’s creation. So it would come as no surprise to me that knowledge was imparted to mankind of how to crossbreed different “kinds” of animals through gene manipulation. And if the Book of Jubilees isn’t enough to enforce this history, the book of Jasher approaches it with much more specificity.

Now some readers are probably dismissing this because of preconceived notions that pervades the thoughts of modern man, which state that more ancient means more primitive; mankind couldn’t have possibly have had the wherewithal to do such things. We don’t take into account that when Adam was created, and later Eve, they were created with intelligence programmed into them. They weren’t some bumbling automatons that jumped every time that God pushed some button. They were created with free will and the intelligence to choose which way they could go. That is a sign of intelligence. The reason they fell was because Satan appealed to Eve’s lust to become a higher power and Adam’s desire to please his wife and not wanting her to go through God’s chastisement all by herself. These things required thinking and deduction; all of which are not signs of idiots or morons.

I’m a firm believer that Plato’s Atlantis was really the antediluvian world. Plato wrote about a highly advanced civilization which existed long before his time. Who can really disprove that their intelligence (that of the antediluvian society; AKA Atlantis) wasn’t in many ways up to par with current technology. Archeologists find strange mechanisms all of the time in layers of history that they ascribe as ancient. Such finds include a battery from ancient Egypt, crude computer-like geared instruments from ancient Greece and even crude piped plumbing from the once great Minoan Empire. In an interesting prophecy given to Daniel we read:

But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. Daniel 12:4

Now if Daniel was told that in the time of the end that, “knowledge shall increase,” and Yeshua said that the time of His coming will be, “as it was in the days of Noah,” it stands to reason that civilization at Noah’s time was quite advanced, maybe as much as it is today.

Some might say that if the antediluvians did have a society that is advanced or close to advanced as we have today that there would be a lot of evidences of that civilization. So, where is that great evidence? All one has to do is see the result of one tornado in a mid-west American town, or the result of the recent tsunami that destroyed many shorelines from India to Indonesia and one can realize that total destruction can be achieved in a fairly short period of time leaving only rubble where houses, buildings and other structures once stood. Now, the result of a worldwide deluge where torrents of water scrubbed the earth for nearly a year could totally obliterate any indication of a civilization no matter how large or advanced and not leave a trace.

Again, with the subject of gene manipulation, the passage in The Book of Jubilees states that:

and all flesh corrupted its way, alike men and cattle and beasts and birds and everything that walks on the earth – all of them corrupted their ways and their orders,

In the Genesis creation account, God uses the word, “kinds,” to describe varieties of animals. In other words, all horses are of one kind, they are all horses, including zebra’s. All cats (even the big ones) are of one kind. All the different varieties of dogs belong to one kind; they’re all dogs. You get the picture. So in the passage from Jubilees where the word “orders” is written if one was to substitute the word “kinds,” like God wrote in Genesis. The passage should read:

and all flesh corrupted its way, alike men and cattle and beasts and birds and everything that walks on the earth – all of them corrupted their ways and their kinds. (My Paraphrase)

Another thing to remember is that it is most probable that the animals before the flood didn’t have animosity toward one another. When the curse came because of Adam and Eve’s sin, it was divided into three parts. The first part was God’s curse on the serpent (Satan) which doubled as God’s first prophecy of the future advent of the Messiah. The second curse was place upon Eve, who was told that she would birth children in great pain. The third curse was on Adam, who had the ground cursed so that he would have to toil in great agony to produce a crop to eat. There was no curse on any of the animals. It’s my contention that the animals before the flood were docile, tame and we know by God’s own word that the animals did not fear mankind before the flood. God changes things after the flood and tells Noah:

And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered. Genesis 9:2

It is also most probable that humankind and the animals before the flood were all vegetarians. There are two things that bear this truth for humans. First, God proclaims to Adam that He (God) had given every herb bearing seed and every tree to be used as meat:

And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. Genesis 1:29

Second, after the flood he gives Noah permission to use animals for food:

Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things. Genesis 9:3

It is interesting that God sort of backs up the eating of meat of animals, but he backs up the way things were before by mentioning that the plants were still okay to eat as they were before the flood. In all actuality, part of the reason why God now allowed animals for food was that there wasn’t a lot of plant life right after the flood and also the proteins and animal fats would be necessary for the human body because the atmosphere had now changed. The proteins and fats would be necessary to enrich the human body, helping to protect it from worldly conditions that had never been experienced before. The atmosphere was thinner, the sun shone brighter with it’s harmful rays now reaching the face of the earth and so on.

Getting back on subject, the passage in Jubilees says that the animals had corrupted ways. There could be several implications here. First, it is possible that the docile herbivores had changed their ways and started to hunt each other. This is born out by the phrase in the same chapter that says that the animals started to devour each other. The sad part is that in the same chapter it talks about the humans doing the same act, devouring each other; which tells me that cannibalism was practiced. But the thing that I want to investigate here is that the passage says that the animals had corrupted their “kinds.” But how could animals corrupt their own kinds. Surely horses don’t have the intelligence to manipulate their genes, nor do any other animals; but mankind had the capability. He had the intelligence and could listen to the ideas of the fallen angels and demonic voices of the Nephilim and was able to perform these perverted acts. Mankind was already in rebellion against God and gene manipulation was the perfect tool that Satan and his minions could use to corrupt and try to destroy all of God’s creation. Again we refer to Jasher:

And their judges and rulers went to the daughters of men and took their wives by force from their husbands according to their choice, and the sons of men in those days took from the cattle of the earth, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and taught the mixture of animals of one species with the other, in order therewith to provoke the Lord; and God saw the whole earth and it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted its ways upon earth, all men and all animals. And the Lord said, I will blot out man that I created from the face of the earth, yea from man to the birds of the air, together with cattle and beasts that are in the field for I repent that I made them. Jasher 4:18-19

Since the “kinds” of the animals had been manipulated by mankind, or perhaps direct intervention of the fallen angels, all of the ancestors of those animals would have corrupted genes. All sorts of genetic freaks would have infested the earth. It seems possible, at least to me, that this is how some of the hideous looking dinosaurs came into being. As mentioned above, the ancients after the flood had legends of all types of strange creatures. If given the knowledge, I see no reason why creatures like the minotaur, the centaur, the Pegasus and other weren’t actual creations of perverted biologists and geneticists that lived before the flood. Fifty years ago, before the advent of gene manipulation, what I am writing here would have caused me to be a laughingstock. Today, when doctors are installing bovine and pig valves in human hearts; and when they are growing human ears on the backs of mice, such a thing doesn’t sound too far fetched. In a day when we read articles like one I’ve read recently, where some geneticists are attempting to clone a human cell from a cow’s egg and all sorts of animals have been cloned, creating animals that are mixtures of two different kinds doesn’t seem to to be fantasy anymore.

Isn’t God great? Just as I was writing this article, National Geographic came out with an article about mixing human and animal genome. Directly below is the article:

 

Animal-Human Hybrids Spark Controversy

January 25, 2005 

Scientists have begun blurring the line between human and animal by producing chimeras—a hybrid creature that’s part human, part animal.

Chinese scientists at the Shanghai Second Medical University in 2003 successfully fused human cells with rabbit eggs. The embryos were reportedly the first human-animal chimeras successfully created. They were allowed to develop for several days in a laboratory dish before the scientists destroyed the embryos to harvest their stem cells.

In Minnesota last year researchers at the Mayo Clinic created pigs with human blood flowing through their bodies.

And at Stanford University in California an experiment might be done later this year to create mice with human brains.

Scientists feel that, the more humanlike the animal, the better research model it makes for testing drugs or possibly growing “spare parts,” such as livers, to transplant into humans.

Watching how human cells mature and interact in a living creature may also lead to the discoveries of new medical treatments.

But creating human-animal chimeras—named after a monster in Greek mythology that had a lion’s head, goat’s body, and serpent’s tail—has raised troubling questions: What new subhuman combination should be produced and for what purpose? At what point would it be considered human? And what rights, if any, should it have?

There are currently no U.S. federal laws that address these issues.

Ethical Guidelines

The National Academy of Sciences, which advises the U.S. government, has been studying the issue. In March it plans to present voluntary ethical guidelines for researchers.

A chimera is a mixture of two or more species in one body. Not all are considered troubling, though.

For example, faulty human heart valves are routinely replaced with ones taken from cows and pigs. The surgery—which makes the recipient a human-animal chimera—is widely accepted. And for years scientists have added human genes to bacteria and farm animals.

What’s caused the uproar is the mixing of human stem cells with embryonic animals to create new species.

Biotechnology activist Jeremy Rifkin is opposed to crossing species boundaries, because he believes animals have the right to exist without being tampered with or crossed with another species.

He concedes that these studies would lead to some medical breakthroughs. Still, they should not be done.

“There are other ways to advance medicine and human health besides going out into the strange, brave new world of chimeric animals,” Rifkin said, adding that sophisticated computer models can substitute for experimentation on live animals.

“One doesn’t have to be religious or into animal rights to think this doesn’t make sense,” he continued. “It’s the scientists who want to do this. They’ve now gone over the edge into the pathological domain.”

David Magnus, director of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics at Stanford University, believes the real worry is whether or not chimeras will be put to uses that are problematic, risky, or dangerous.

Human Born to Mice Parents?

For example, an experiment that would raise concerns, he said, is genetically engineering mice to produce human sperm and eggs, then doing in vitro fertilization to produce a child whose parents are a pair of mice.

“Most people would find that problematic,” Magnus said, “but those uses are bizarre and not, to the best of my knowledge, anything that anybody is remotely contemplating. Most uses of chimeras are actually much more relevant to practical concerns.”

Last year Canada passed the Assisted Human Reproduction Act, which bans chimeras. Specifically, it prohibits transferring a nonhuman cell into a human embryo and putting human cells into a nonhuman embryo.

Cynthia Cohen is a member of Canada’s Stem Cell Oversight Committee, which oversees research protocols to ensure they are in accordance with the new guidelines.

She believes a ban should also be put into place in the U.S.

Creating chimeras, she said, by mixing human and animal gametes (sperms and eggs) or transferring reproductive cells, diminishes human dignity.

“It would deny that there is something distinctive and valuable about human beings that ought to be honored and protected,” said Cohen, who is also the senior research fellow at Georgetown University’s Kennedy Institute of Ethics in Washington, D.C.

But, she noted, the wording on such a ban needs to be developed carefully. It shouldn’t outlaw ethical and legitimate experiments—such as transferring a limited number of adult human stem cells into animal embryos in order to learn how they proliferate and grow during the prenatal period.

Irv Weissman, director of Stanford University’s Institute of Cancer/Stem Cell Biology and Medicine in California, is against a ban in the United States.

“Anybody who puts their own moral guidance in the way of this biomedical science, where they want to impose their will—not just be part of an argument—if that leads to a ban or moratorium. … they are stopping research that would save human lives,” he said.

Mice With Human Brains

Weissman has already created mice with brains that are about one percent human.

Later this year he may conduct another experiment where the mice have 100 percent human brains. This would be done, he said, by injecting human neurons into the brains of embryonic mice.

Before being born, the mice would be killed and dissected to see if the architecture of a human brain had formed. If it did, he’d look for traces of human cognitive behavior.

Weissman said he’s not a mad scientist trying to create a human in an animal body. He hopes the experiment leads to a better understanding of how the brain works, which would be useful in treating diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease.

The test has not yet begun. Weissman is waiting to read the National Academy’s report, due out in March.

William Cheshire, associate professor of neurology at the Mayo Clinic’s Jacksonville, Florida, branch, feels that combining human and animal neurons is problematic.

“This is unexplored biologic territory,” he said. “Whatever moral threshold of human neural development we might choose to set as the limit for such an experiment, there would be a considerable risk of exceeding that limit before it could be recognized.”

Cheshire supports research that combines human and animal cells to study cellular function. As an undergraduate he participated in research that fused human and mouse cells.

But where he draws the ethical line is on research that would destroy a human embryo to obtain cells, or research that would create an organism that is partly human and partly animal.

“We must be cautious not to violate the integrity of humanity or of animal life over which we have a stewardship responsibility,” said Cheshire, a member of Christian Medical and Dental Associations. “Research projects that create human-animal chimeras risk disturbing fragile ecosystems, endanger health, and affront species integrity.”

So as you can see, I’m not making these things up. The article above is from a respected magazine that is dedicated to exposing the supposed truths of science. And this is just a few things that we’re learning about. What about the experiments that we don’t hear about.

What Does The Future Hold?

So we have seen that in many ways our age is similar to “the days of Noah.” We have to ask ourselves what does the future hold. What will we see coming out of the laboratories around the world? I think that we will see very little of what genetic perverts are birthing in in their labs. If the public could see what is being done we would be appalled and demand an end to the experiments. The Bible isn’t too clear about such things, but it does mention two separate events that are sort of curious. Now I have to mention here that the views that I am about to write are speculation which I believe will be born out. You might have your ideas about these two subjects and object to mine, but I ask that you consider that these things might be a possibility. We’ll work backward in our approach. I mean by this that I’m going to go to the Book of Revelation first then to the Book of Daniel.

The Locust Swarm:

In Revelation Chapter nine we read about some very strange creatures. Read the passage below then we’ll look at it more in depth:

And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them. And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men. And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions. And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle. And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months. And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon. Revelation 9:1-11

Now before we go any farther we need to talk about where hell is located. In the Bible, the word for hell is Sheol. The Wikipedia web encyclopedia describes sheol as:

She’ol is the Hebrew abode of the dead; the underworld, grave or pit. In the Hebrew Bible it is portrayed as a comfortless place beneath the earth, beyond gates, where both the bad and the good, slave and king, pious and wicked must go after death to sleep in silence and oblivion in the dust. In some sources, for example in Deuteronomy 32:22, Sheol seems to be synonymous with the depths of the earth. Sheol is generally compared to the gloomy, twilight afterlife of Hades or Tartarus from Greek mythology. Sheol is the common destination of both the righteous and the unrighteous dead; the righteous Job sees it as his destination (Job 3).

So, since I believe that the Bible is the authoritative word of God, I believe that hell is somewhere within the Earth. If you’re now laughing at me, you will probably find out that I’m right after you draw your last breath. As an aside, we have to make one correction to the definition above. When Yeshua (Jesus) died he went to hell and preached to the people who died before his first advent. Those who believed His message and accepted Him as Lord and Savior were taken to heaven with Him. This changed the nature of Hell and it has been since that time only a place where the wicked go after death. Born again believers who die go straight to Heaven to be with the Lord.

We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.  2 Corinthians 5:8

Now there are many who throughout the ages who have tried to identify the locusts mentioned in the Revelation scenario as many different things. Some equate them to be demons, others ascribe them the status of fallen angels. Some have even made the assumption that these locusts are really some sort of mechanized human invention, but one has to study and when one does that, one will see that these beings are living beings with strange attributes. It’s pretty easy to figure out. What do normal locusts eat when they ravage a land? They eat plants, like grass and tree leaves. They were even given a command:

And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree;

So it is highly doubtful, especially since these creatures were specially created to torment mankind, that they are some sort of demon or angelic being; they are some mutated form of locust. I believe that since Satan and the fallen angels have had a great deal of experience at gene manipulation, that these creatures are their creation. I do believe that these creatures might be possessed by demons when they make their appearance. I base that on the fact that they have a king over them, and Satan is the king of the demonic realm. So again, we see the evil ones messing around with species creation, melding several kinds of animals into one hellacious painful creature.

David Ben Yakov

By David Ben Yakov

© 2007 David Ben Yakov / Delusion Resistance

 

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU READ THE ARTICLES IN THIS SERIES IN THE FOLLOWING SUCCESSION:

1. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – SONS OF GOD AND THE NEPHILIM – Click on the link to the left.

2. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – GENE MANIPULATION IN THE ANTEDILUVIAN WORLD  – Click on the link to the left.

3. THE ARTICLE ON THIS PAGE

4. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – PLANNED PARENTHOOD – Click on the link to the left.

5. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – GLOBAL WARMING – Click on the link to the left.

6. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND SPIRITUAL AWARENESS – Click on the link to the left.

7. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – MANKIND’S REBELLION AGAINST GOD – Click on the link to the left.

 


 

LEGEND: Normal Text, Biblical Text, Extra-Biblical Text, Secular Text

 

FORWARD:

The whole premise of this text is a phrase that Yeshua mentioned to His disciples during one of their many teachings. The disciples had originally asked Yeshua what the signs would be of His second coming. Yeshua went into many things, but the teaching that we continue to examine is rooted in the following passage:

And as it was in the days of Noe (Noah), so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. Luke 17:26

Many people just pass over this passage when they read it because it is sort of vague. I imagine that to some it’s sort of confusing so they pass by it, thinking that what they don’t know won’t hurt them. Perhaps to others they don’t want to investigate because they think there is little to shed light on what the days of Noah were like. There could be a great variety of reasons why the Days of Noah aren’t studied, and the intent isn’t to list such thing, but to study what the days of Noah were really like.

This passage has always caught my eye; and one day, after listening to a recorded message about it I decided to do my own study on the matter. I did this because Yeshua was giving us a hint of what society will be like when He’s about to return. So, like every good student, I got out my Bible and some other works that described what life was like before the great deluge destroyed the world. I don’t know about you, but I want to know if our society belongs to the generation Yeshua said would exist at the time of His return; because if it is, we need to be ready to meet Him and help others to come to faith in Him before it’s too late.

This study is broken up into several studies because there were distinct world situations at the time; and although they are all related to certain individuals who corrupted mankind through their rebellion toward God, and all the actions are interrelated, I felt that breaking them up into different documents would make reading easier for those visiting this site. This particular document deals with homosexuality and same-sex marriage that occurred before the flood. Before you make any judgments, read the article. You might be surprised at what the Bible and some extra-Biblical works tell us about events before God destroyed the world with the deluge.

OUR ENLIGHTENED AGE?:

In our modern era we humans tend to be quite puffed up about our accomplishments. Anyone who lived prior to one hundred twenty years ago; if they could somehow be transported to our modern time, would be astounded by what mankind has achieved. Before the train was invented there was a hypothesis that a person could not survive traveling speeds over forty miles per hour. Those during that era who dreamed of manned flight were labeled as crazy and told, “if men were meant to fly, God would have given them wings.” Travel to the moon was only entertained in the mind as was any notion of a ship that could travel submerged for extended periods of time. Yet in our modern time all of these things are reality.

To bring it to a more recent time I can summarize the things that I have seen come into fruition during my time. When I was in high school, the thought of having a personal computer was not even considered. We thought that we were hot stuff with our electric typewriters and our pocket calculators were just coming into reality for the general public. Funny too is that although we possessed them, we were banned from using them in school; the teacher’s premise being that we needed to be able to calculate equations should a calculator not be handy. When I was a young child, there were only three network television channels, maybe four if you count public television. Channels only came on during certain times of the day and sign-on and sign-off were both done with our national anthem playing while patriotic images flashed across the screen. In the TV Guide, programs were posted like they are today, but they included a little logo proclaiming the program was broadcast in “color” for those lucky enough to have a color television set. We danced to records which had scratches and skips and the FM band on the radio was a new thing.

Today we are really spoiled by way of the technology we possess. In the period of ten minutes I can access information it would have taken me weeks to research in libraries and through other channels. I can watch hundreds of channels on my television and they come through crystal clear on a relatively inexpensive television set. I could go on for a long time, but I think we can agree that our modern era is one of wonders.

With all of these blessings and comforts, we have been presented with something that, although considered a blessing, is quite a curse. Frankly, we have too much time to think and ponder things. Not that doing those things is wrong, but sometimes, out of boredom, our ponderings become imaginations worked into reality.

An idle brain is the devil’s workshop. (H.G. Bohn, _Hand-Book of Proverbs_, 1855)

We tend to think that with our enlightenment, comes changes in order. We’ve replaced the reality of God with the notion that science and reason can solve all the ills of human society. On many an occasion I’ve talked with people about some of the wrong ways our society is heading or, in some cases we’ve been practicing. I try to use illustrations from the Bible to show why some practices like abortion, homosexuality, lack of ethics and such are wrong and I almost always get the same answer. The answer that I get is that we are living in modern times and that the Bible really doesn’t relate to people’s thoughts, lives and aspirations in our modern age. Sadly too, I have to report that I’ve heard this come from the lips of some who profess to be Christians.

But what makes our modern era different than every other era since the creation? The answer is, nothing. The only change is the attitude of people. The same sun raises over the mountains and sets behind the ocean here in California. The seasons still change. The rains still come in the winter and the searing heat continues in the summer. No, the physical world is the same, just people change. But mankind, while touting that he is so wise has in it’s possession one of many major flaws. People just can’t seem to remember that those who don’t remember history are doomed to repeat it. For some reason, every new generation thinks that it is smarter than the one that proceeded it. One illustration came in my own life. When I was growing up I was constantly told that abusing drugs and alcohol would ruin my life should I attempt to do such a thing. My attitude was that I was being preached to by some old people who only wanted to quash my life by making me as boring as theirs were. I honestly thought that I could master the abuse of drugs and for a while I was fooled into believing that I was the master of them. My pride had led me down a road to destruction, and after much angst I realized that the old folks were right. I had to eat my pride, confess that they were right all along and had to recover from the damage that still effects me today. You see, today I have an arrhythmia that sometimes causes my heart to beat in strange manners. It’s a defect in the wiring of my heart that some doctors have attributed to an enlarged atrium. How did it get this way? Some say that it was brought about by high blood pressure which can enlarge the atrium. I know what brought it on though. It was all those days, months and years that I was disobedient to my elders, when I took drugs to keep me awake. Those drugs caused my young heart to beat very fast many hours a day and in effect the heart responded by developing a wiring problem. Now those who knew better tried to tell me about the history of drug abuse that had been observed for many year and through many scientific tests, but I thought I knew better and now I live with the consequences of my actions. The “history” was there for me to read and study, but I just ignored it, thinking I could change history; oh what a foolish notion. By God’s grace the condition is under control, because God graciously has a way of bailing out those who ignore history if they ask Him to.

GOD NEVER CHANGES:

So we’ve seen that it’s people who are the ones who change. The laws of the universe remain the same because they were written by God almighty and He’s set all things in motion and He keeps those things in good working order. But the universe and the physical realm lack something that God has given to people; that thing being “free will.” He’s given us the choice to choose between right and wrong, good and bad and sadly, most people seem to continually make the wrong choices. God really gets the blame for everything that is not his fault. When you get pulled over by a police officer for breaking traffic laws chances are that you’ll mumble God’s name in vain while you frantically search for your paperwork that he’ll demand to see. When an aunt or uncle happen to die from cancer because they smoked tobacco like a chimney for fifty years we blame God; accusing Him of not stepping in and healing our relative. When a mother loses her newborn child we blame God but we ignore that the mother drank alcohol or abused drugs during pregnancy. When our nation was attacked in 2001 someone had the unmitigated gall to ask where God had been when the planes hit the Twin Towers. Well, what about a nation that has basically told God to get lost; that we don’t need Him anymore. When God is in the founding of a nation, or in the rebirth of a person, He’ll never leave unless He’s told to get out!

How do we know that God is unchanging in His ways and precepts? Simple, He tells us so in His word and then He back up His word by His actions.

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. Hebrews 13:8

And:

The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations. Psalm 33:11

And:

For I [am] the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. Malachi 3:6

And

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us. Ecclesiastes 1:9-10

Ask any Bible believing Born Again Christian if they think in the Last Days, as foretold in the Bible, and they will in most cases answer a resounding, “YES!” Why would they say that? Well, there are a few scriptures that describe the world as it is today:

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was. 2 Timothy 3:1-9

So let’s examine in modern terms what this scripture means because some of the words might not be familiar in the contemporary vernacular. Well, we know what lovers of own selves means. Covetous means that people will desire to have what others possess, including their spouses, sons and daughters. We’ve all seen boasters; people who are legends in their own minds. Pride comes next; thinking that what they’ve accomplished is by them and them alone. To blaspheme means to take the things of God and corrupt them; sort of like a a lot of the cults that have been popping up all over the place; claiming to be from the God of Israel, but turning things around. Seen any of that lately? Disobedience to parents is self explanatory. It’s always existed, but not at the heights it exists now. Unthankfulness is at an all time high. Being a man I see this all the time when I hold a door open for a woman. There was a time when such an action was met with gratefulness, now it’s not even acknowledged. And that was only one example. Holiness means to be godlike or have many attributes of living a godly life; a rare thing these days. Without natural affection means that a person doesn’t have love and respect for other human beings. It could also be alluding to homosexuality. Then we come to trucebreakers. There was a time when you could trust a person’s word by just a handshake. Now a days you can’t even trust their signed name on a contract. False accusers are rampant; just watch the news every night; especially where politics are concerned. Incontinent means to lack self restraint or self control. Seen any of that lately? Television and movies go out of their way to promote incontinence.

People nowadays are very fierce. Many don’t care who they have to step upon to achieve a higher status or goal. Many are also fierce in the way they conduct their person to person skills. Many divorce because they are fiercely devoted to themselves rather than their supposed loved one. The world is full of those who despise those who do good. Walk into any secular social setting and announce to everyone that you are a Christian and see what happens; you won’t have too many friends there. Our society is full of traitors. The US Government is infested with traitors, but the connotation here is traitors to the Christian faith. So many become believers because it is the thing to do, or because a spouse or lover is a believer. The minute the relationship goes sour; so does any supposed love for God. When the God “vending machine” fails to give what the heretic orders that person leaves the faith; like they had any faith to begin with? Heady people are people who are extremely impressed with themselves and like to let others know it too. High-minded people are those who think they are more intelligent than anyone else.

How many do you know who love pleasure rather than love God. There are so many ways that this is true in modern society that one could write a whole book about it. Therefore, it is self-explanatory. Then we are told to turn away from people who have a form of godliness, but deny the power that imparts godliness. I feel that this speaks of organizations that call themselves churches, but are really social clubs. One example is all of the modern mainline churches who call themselves Christians, yet they condone lifestyles and practices that God abhors. Evolutionists are another group that fits into this category; claiming to have all the answers of how we got here, but denying the Creator who made everything. We’re expressly told to flee from these types of things. How many televangelists have crept into women’s houses and led them away; taken them for everything they own. How many fallen pastors have fornicated with their female parishioners; pastors who may have never been real believers falling in lust and performing acts of perversion that might only be rivaled by the pornographic industry. I’ve seen it, have you? The scripture also says that these sort of people are always learning, but are never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Again I believe this talks about counterfeit Christians and people like evolutionists. They are in search for the truth, and although the truth is plain they ignore it, looking for a truth that will confirm the preconceived notions that they hold in their hearts and minds. Paul says that these sort of people are like Jannes and Jambres, Pharaoh’s two magicians who went out of their way to counterfeit the miracles that God was performing through Moses in Pharaohs court. In the same way, counterfeit Christians and scientists dedicate themselves through countless hours of research to elevate mankind and attempt to discredit the miracles of God as some sort of ancient myth. But God promises us in the scripture above that the works of these false believers will be exposed in due time as counterfeit works from the occult realm.

But now we come to yet another scripture that shows what happens to those who deny God, His Majesty and his rule.

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. Romans 1:18-32

The interesting thing about the scripture above is that it professes that belief in evolution, which is a great denial of God, causes God to pull the plug on any protection that He might have once had over such persons. To paraphrase what is said, God is saying here: “Okay, so you have creation before you to tell you about Me and to show my greatness. Even with that you don’t want to believe in me; but you believe things that in your vanity (love of self) you have made up. So, if you want to believe that you came from animals, I’ll allow it, but you’ll have to live like animals. You think you’re really wise, but you’re nothing but a bunch of fools. I was protecting your hearts and minds from the darkness that lived in your hearts, but now I give up. You can have your evil ways; and what will it get you? You men will become homosexuals and you’ll do things that are horrible to each other. You women will lose your desire for men and will start to desire each other and you too will do things that aren’t right. And because you will delight in these things, you will be the very essence of unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness. You’ll covet your neighbors possessions and do anything you can to obtain them. You’ll actually desire to cause pain, injury or distress to others (maliciousness) and you’ll envy everyone else because you don’t have what they have. You’ll consider and possibly act on murderous thoughts. You’ll debate everything with everyone because you’ll think that your opinion is more important than all others. You’ll constantly act in deceit and you’ll be so evil that your attitude will spread throughout your whole being and to others also. Nobody will be able to tell you a secret because you’ll be a gossiper and nobody will trust you because they know you’ll turn on them when their back is turned. And you’ll secretly hate yourself, but you’ll blame me for what you’ve become. And because your conscious will be seared from your denial of me and my truths you’ll be full of malice and deceit (despiteful)  and you’ll even brag about how wonderful you think you are, but you will be deceived. You’ll sink so low that you’ll actually be an inventor of evil but your inventions will never satisfy you, so you’ll grow worse and worse. You’ll hate your parents just as much as you hate me because you’ll blame them for what you’ve become; not taking into account that you and only you are responsible for yourself.

You won’t have the ability to understand other people’s ways and although you hate intolerance, you’ll become the epitome of intolerance. Nobody will trust you anymore because you’ll be known as someone who can’t keep their word and the business world will spurn you because they’ll think you’re nothing but trouble. Because your heart has grown cold you’ll lose the ability to love anyone in any form. You’ll hate everyone and nobody will want to be around you because they know that nothing that they can do will every please you. Because you’re that way, you will not be able to show mercy to anyone for anything. And the sad thing is that deep down you know what you are doing is wrong. For many years that still small voice deep inside has warned you that you need to repent; that you need to examine your actions and compare them with what God requires of you. You’ll know that in the real scheme of things you’re probably not worthy of taking another breath. The fleeting thought of changing is replaced with an attitude that you really like what you’ve become and in a final act of desperation, you’ll actually search for others that are like yourself in order to make you feel better. You’ll find them because they’re looking for you too and you’ll all continue to become worse until one day you’ll die and join the other countless hell bound souls who lived and believed a lie.”

So, by examining the two scriptures where Paul tells us what it will be like during the last days we can see that it’s impossible to deny that we are in that period of time. But what does this have to do with the days of Noah? Lets examine that below.

 

HOMOSEXUALITY IN THE ANTEDILUVIAN SOCIETY?

We are again reminded that Yeshua said that the conditions on Earth will be just like they were during the days of Noah. In the movies that have been made in Hollywood that depict that time, we see a strange absence of the homosexual lifestyle. In the 1950’s movie, “The Bible” we are shown a scene where the angels of God make a deal with Abraham that if so many righteous people can be found in Sodom, then God will spare the city. If not, then God would destroy the Cities of The Plain. In that scene, we see fornication mildly noted and we even get a hint of bestiality but when it comes to the homosexual lifestyle we see men dressed sort of funny and even some in makeup but hardly what one would see if they were to visit the Castro District or walk down Polk Street in San Francisco. So, because Hollywood and other outlets won’t reveal the truth, for whatever reason, we have to rely on the words of Yeshua. But, who better to rely on than the ultimate authority on everything.

Like so many other people, I’ve read Luke, chapter 17 many times but never picked up on what our Lord Yeshua was telling us in His briefing about the end of days. I can’t claim this discovery though. On April 29, 2005 a dear sister named Jennifer, whom I had never met before wrote an e-mail to me. She said that she had visited the site and had made an interesting observation of Yeshua’s briefing in Luke chapter 17. Let’s look again at the scripture and then we’ll pull it apart to look at it.

And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. 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. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. Luke 17:26-30

Again, Yeshua starts out by saying that society in the days of His return will be like it was in the days of Noah. He says that they ate and drank; nothing new there. Then he says that they married wives; nothing new there. But let’s take a moment to look at what the betrothal process was back in Yeshua’s day. In his day there was a patriarchal society and the main functions of women were to cook, clean, provide pleasure for their husbands and to produce children. Marriages were arranged for the most part although some freedom did exist. If two families were close they would arrange the marriage of their children. The family of the prospective groom would pay a dowry for the bride and if the bride’s family would approve then things were placed into motion. Note that the women were always given in marriage and that they were given to the men.

But, when we look at what Yeshua was saying, he says that the same “they” that were marrying wives (they, being men) were also given in marriage. Since a man in Yeshua’s time could never be given in marriage to a woman, we have to come to the conclusion that Yeshua was telling the disciples that men were being given in marriage to other men. It’s really the only way to look at the discourse. Now, I believe that since Yeshua knew that someone would try to debate this, He gave us another hint so that there would be no doubt as to what he was saying.

It is awful interesting that right after he tells us about the homosexuals before the flood, and then he tells that the flood came; He then uses an illustration about Lot living in Sodom. And, Yeshua uses the analogy that Lot was rescued from Sodom and that very day judgment came upon Sodom. What what the main sin of Sodom? Their sin was homosexuality for it is from the word Sodom that we get the name for the perverted act of sodomy. So, Yeshua was telling us that in the last days, it will be like when there was homosexuality before the flood and he cements the idea into force by saying that it will be like it was in Sodom. Very interesting indeed!

So, taking into account that as the scripture said in Ecclesiastes:

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us. Ecclesiastes 1:9-10

This “same sex marriage” as it is so labeled by the political correct people, is nothing new. It is just a sign of the time; a sign that this world is just as it was during the days of Noah. Although it is a highly perverted act and one that God hates and we should hate too, we should glory at the fact that this sign of the times is yet another proof that the Bible is right; that Yeshua is the Son of God; and that He’s coming soon to get us out of this stinking world.

David Ben Yakov

By David Ben Yakov

© 2007 David Ben Yakov / Delusion Resistance

 

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU READ THE ARTICLES IN THIS SERIES IN THE FOLLOWING SUCCESSION:

1. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – THE SONS OF GOD AND THE NEPHILIM – Click on the link to the left.

2. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – GENE MANIPULATION IN THE ANTIDILUVIAN WORLD – Click on the link to the left.

3. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – THE ANTE-DILUVIAN HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA – Click on the link to the left.

4. THE ARTICLE ON THIS PAGE – Click on the link to the left.

5. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – GLOBAL WARMING – Click on the link to the left.

6. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND SPIRITUAL AWARENESS – Click on the link to the left.

7. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – MANKIND’S REBELLION AGAINST GOD – Click on the link to the left.


 

LEGEND: Normal Text, Biblical Text, Extra-Biblical Text, Secular Text

 

Forward:

In this portion of the “Days of Noah” series we will examine a birth control correlation between the time before the flood and today’s society. The whole premise of this text is a phrase that Yeshua mentioned to His disciples during one of their many teachings. The disciples had originally asked Yeshua what the signs would be of His second coming. Yeshua went into many things, but the teaching that we continue to examine is rooted in the following passage:

And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. Luke 17:26

Many people just pass over this passage when they read it because it is sort of vague. This passage has always caught my eye; and one day, after listening to a recorded message about it I decided to do my own study on the matter. I did this because Yeshua was giving us a hint of what society will be like when He’s about to return. So, like every good student, I got out my Bible and some other works that described what life was like before the great deluge destroyed the world. I don’t know about you, but I want to know if our society belongs to the generation Yeshua said would exist at the time of His return; because if it is, we need to be ready to meet Him and help others to come to faith in Him before it’s too late.

This study is broken up into several studies because there were distinct world situations at the time; and although they are all related to certain individuals who corrupted mankind through their rebellion toward God, and all the actions are interrelated, I felt that breaking them up into different documents would make reading easier for those visiting this site. This particular document deals with planned parenthood, often known as birth control. Before you make any judgments, read the article. While the other articles in this series come to their conclusions using both the Bible and extra-biblical sources, this study will only bring to light findings from extra-biblical writings. The crux that this article is built on is a writing in what is known as the book of Jasher.

There are always a few people who will raise an eyebrow or even wince when an extra-biblical book is used to prove a biblical point. I can see such a concern should a secular source be cited or even worse, should a source from another religion’s script be used; but what about Jasher? What veracity does this book have so that we can use it to prove a biblical point? Well, I think that if the Bible were to point to the Book of Jasher then we could safely assume that it is Kosher to use it for reference. After all, the Bible is the Word of God; God breathed and God inspired so it has to be the ultimate authority. To say any different would be to call the Bible as a whole into question. I’d never have the unmitigated effrontery to question the Bible, nor it’s authority; God Himself, so I have to accept, after reading the two following Bible Scriptures, that the Book of Jasher is a Kosher and God approved work of literature.

Yes, the Book of Jasher is mentioned two times in the Bible. The two instances are as follows:

Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day. And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the LORD hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the LORD fought for Israel. Joshua 10:12-14

And

And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son: (Also he bade them teach the children of Judah the use of the bow: behold, it is written in the book of Jasher.) 2 Samuel 1:17-18

So we now see that the Book of Jasher is very important, so much so that the inspired writes of the Bible used it for reference. With that in mind, we now can use this book for reference. Whereas other books like the Book of Enoch and The Book of Jubilees aren’t mentioned per se in the Holy Writ, we can use Jasher and trust its content. In my estimation, Enoch and Jubilees are credible sources, but so many are schooled to believe that this is not true and are indoctrinated that these two books are taboo, I use them with caution, as historical references and gap fillers that are in line with the accepted canon.

Birth Control Before The Flood?

In the Book of Jasher we find a historical account mentioned that the Bible omits for whatever reason. The passage is as follows:

And Lamech, the son of Methusael, became related to Cainan by marriage, and he took his two daughters for his wives, and Adah conceived and bare a son to Lamech, and she called his name Jabal. And she again conceived and bare a son, and called his name Jubal; and Zillah, her sister, was barren in those days and had no offspring. For in those days the sons of men began to trespass against God, and to transgress the commandments which he had commanded to Adam, to be fruitful and multiply in the earth. And some of the sons of men caused their wives to drink a draught that would render them barren, in order that they might retain their figures and whereby their beautiful appearance might not fade. And when the sons of men caused some of their wives to drink, Zillah drank with them. And the child-bearing women appeared abominable in the sight of their husbands as widows, whilst their husbands lived, for to the barren ones only they were attached. Book of Jasher 2:17-22

It has always been God’s intent that the human race perpetuate itself; that it grow in numbers and prosper. So when I read about this account it really didn’t surprise me. I say that because it seems to be the express desire of degenerated mankind to purposefully disobey the commands of God. But one has to only look at the passage above and see how truly debase people were before the great flood. We’ve seen in other articles we have about this time that “global warming,’ ‘same sex marriage,’ fallen angels and Nephilim’, and gene manipulation in the antediluvian world match what is going on in the modern world, thus proving Yeshua’s claim that the days of His return would be just like the Days of Noah. So, when we discover that birth control, and probably abortion existed before the flood it should come as no surprise to us.

So it appears from the account in Jasher that, just as in our day, sex had become an obsession. The men of that day wanted their wives to maintain their young and youthful bodies and not have them bear any evidence of having given birth. It is interesting to do a little study about civilizations and see how God fearing societies always tend to produce many children and and godless societies tend to draw themselves to sexual deviancy which causes child production to slow down or stop. Of course, I’d like to point out that when I say “God fearing,” I am talking about societies that revere Yahweh. It is true that adherents to other religions do procreate in great numbers. Hindu’s for instance procreate in great numbers so that they can aid in Karma for the souls they claim are in the ether waiting to be reborn. Muslims procreate in large numbers because they feel that there is strength in numbers and their aim is to flood the world with Muslims as to conquer it for Allah. However, those faithful to Yeshua procreate in order to bring more souls into the world and into Yahweh’s family.

Who Is Behind Birth Control Ultimately?

I’d like to preface this part by stating that although this is a touchy subject, and it’s bound to get me some critical e-mail; it is still Yahweh’s purpose for mankind to, “be fruitful and multiply.” Whatever your stance on birth control; that is your conviction and if it is Yahweh’s purpose for us to fulfill his command to procreate, and someone chooses not to, for whatever reason, then they should reconcile that with the Almighty. I do not consider this article to be a vehicle for name calling, and it not for that purpose. But if a person becomes upset by this subject, then it is a good indication that they should get away for a few days and commune with Yahweh to see why they are upset. I make no apologies for the content of this article.

Well, if you believe that Yahweh is real, you have to believe that there is a Satan, and if you do not, then you’re deceived. Birth control could very well be a tool of Satan. We see several places in Yahweh’s word where He states, after a calamity, that the people who remain should reproduce; that they should be fruitful and multiply. Yahweh wants the world to thrive and He wants it filled with people. He told Adam and Chava to be fruitful. He told Noah’s family to do the same after the flood waters abated. He told the Jews who went into exile to Babylon to settle there and have families and to thrive. We also see in another place where a form of birth control occurred and it upset Yahweh:

And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother’s wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother. And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he slew him also. Genesis 38:9-10

For the last three or so generations, birth control has become an accepted norm. It is common for many women, from their teen years and onward to practice birth control by putting chemicals into their bodies to change their hormonal structure so that their eggs will not remain set. It is not well remembered how when the idea of birth control via chemicals first came into being, that it met a lot of resistance; and not just by Catholics, but by Protestants who saw it as an unwholesome act, and one that didn’t please Yahweh. Of course, we can see by the scripture above, that men’s use of prophylactics probably doesn’t make Yahweh too happy either. There are other ways of practicing good birth control, abstinence being the most sure one. The trouble today is that society has turned around the meanings of love and lust so much that people feel that the act of sex has to accompany any relationship and if it isn’t there then they feel that love isn’t there. People who honestly love someone will prove it by showing fidelity, caring, selflessness, longsuffering and other traits of true love; and in today’s society, those who practice such things are looked upon as being sort of strange or not quite right.

But if birth control should be an idea of the evil one, why would he want that? What purpose could he have to keep people from procreating? Well, the first reason is that he has a rabid hatred for mankind. Eloheem made mankind in HIS image as we see in Genesis:

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. Genesis 1:26

So when Satan sees mankind, he sees a special creation of Eloheem. If you’ve ever had a bad breakup with a girlfriend, boyfriend, wife or husband or if you had a falling out with a close friend you can relate to this. If you look around your house and see something that they left with you, or that they bought for you it usually bring back memories of that person, and most likely the hurt that they caused you. I can remember that for a while after my parents divorced, my mother would see me do something that my dad used to do and she would sarcastically tell me “you’re just like your father.” When Satan looks at any human he must murmur, they’re just like their father; our ultimate father being Eloheem.

The second part of Genesis 1:26 gives us another clue as to why Satan hates us and doesn’t want us to procreate. Eloheem originally gave mankind the title deed to the Earth.

And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish [fill] the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Genesis 1:28 Brackets mine

Imagine if you will that Yahweh owns a very large apartment complex. He hires you and tells you to call all of your relatives and move into the apartments; fill them up and live in them for free. He says to just obey Him and life will be just fine; but if you disobey, He’ll still let you live there, but the place will become run down and such. So you disobey Him and He fires you; you’re no longer the manager of the apartments. The person who deceived you so that you disobeyed now (because you relinquished your dominion) becomes the manager and he hates you and your family. He makes life hard for you, tries to evict you and even tries to kill you so that he can move his own people into the complex. One day the owner of the apartments sends his son to give you comfort from the evil manager. The manager kills the owner’s son but is surprised when the son comes back to life and proclaims that HE will come back some day to take over the apartments and throw the evil manager into prison forever. The manager decides that if he can evict or kill the residents of the apartments, then the son will not have a reason to come back and he’ll own the apartments. He wants to move in his own kind, to create an apartment scenario where he can be the big-shot and make all of the calls. He tells the tenants that the son isn’t coming back; he’s forgotten all about you. Come to the apartment office to eat, drink and be merry. Don’t worry about reproducing; kids are such a encumbrance during life’s journey. Party hardy and live like there’s no tomorrow. He fills your minds with garbage and tries to poison your beverages. He really hates your guts and will do anything he can to be rid of you. You remind the manager of the land owner and he wants you dead, or at least left with no progeny to carry on your line. Oh, and don’t forget that the owner’s son was born into your family; He’s one of you. So when the evil manager sees you, he sees his failed attempt to rid himself of the owner’s son, and he is constantly reminded of his future demise. I think you get the picture.

Planned Parenthood – A Satanic Primer:

I think that we can all agree that the Words of Yeshua are truth and life. One of Yeshua’s many truths came in His instruction about good fruit and bad fruit.

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Matthew 7:15-20

When we read this scripture we immediately think about the fruit and little attention is paid to the tree. The tree itself is made up of many different components; branches, the trunk, and the roots. While the trunk and branches are easy to view, and we sometimes gaze in wonder at how majestic a tree looks, we often forget about the roots. We know that the roots bring nutrients and water from the ground, but let’s consider for a moment another important attribute of the root system. The roots are the foundation of the tree. The roots spread out and reach down into the earth to create an anchor that is quite formidable. If you’ve ever cut down a tree you’re aware that the tree above ground is quite easy to get rid of, but if you leave a stump and the roots then the tree will try to grow again. The roots reach out for dozens of feet and the tap root can reach down in equal lengths.

Foundations are important things. In both a tree or a building, the structural integrity of a foundation can mean the difference between the structure withstanding flood, wind or earthquake, or it failing during any of those events. Foundations are also important in regard to businesses, organizations and even where philosophies are concerned. Christianity is an example of faith built on firm and stable foundations. For centuries the winds of oppression and the fires of persecution have come against faith in Yeshua. Spiritual earthquakes have tried to shake Christianity apart, but it has always survived. When the winds have come, all they did was blow away loose things that Yahweh wanted to discard anyway. When shaking has come against the Church it has caused the bad fruit to fall from the tree, allowing more nutrients to reach the good fruit. When fire has come against Yeshua’s Church, it has not harmed it, but instead, it purified His believers like gold in a hot crucible is purified. Yes, solid foundations are beneficial and sure.

Sometimes though, foundations are faulty but hidden. If you’re buying a house it is the usual practice that a home inspector will be called in to investigate the integrity of the house. One of the structural components that the inspector will look at is the foundation. However, in life’s situations we are sometimes left to investigate things on our own. In every instance where we are tricked by someone, or fooled into believing a lie, it is because we didn’t look too carefully at the foundation of the case in hand. Sometimes in life, we have to rely on certain truths that pertain to living in this world. Take for instance a scam that has been very popular the last ten or so years. There are nefarious entities living in Nigeria, Africa who have come upon a brilliant but devious idea. They send a postal letter or more popularly, an e-mail telling the recipient that they the scammers have a lot of money that they need to hide away in American banking institutions for a short period. They ask for your bank account number so that they can deposit the money. They promise the recipient that for their being helpful, the recipient will be given a large sum of money; the scammers way of saying thank you. Once they have that information they go into your bank account and empty it completely. There are at least two certain foundational truths that could have kept a lot of people from going through the grief of being electronically robbed. First, you never trust a stranger with your money and second, it’s almost always true that you never get free money.

You see, there are some people, ideals and belief systems out there that are like a poor grafting. In the agricultural world a botanist will sometimes graft one plant into the rootstock of another. This is done to make a hardier plant that can withstand temperature extremes, drought or diseases or insect infestations. The results of these mixtures are called hybrids. But in the case of some things, the rootstock can be corrupt which will produce a plant that looks normal, but produces bad fruit. It would be akin to grafting an apricot branch into poison oak stock. Perish the thought! Satan has perfected this sort of thing over the millennia that he has practiced in the deceiving of mankind, one instance which we will now examine.

Back in the early 20th Century there arose an organization in America called “Planned Parenthood.” Like all deceptions, it was touted as being a help for families; a place where useful information could be disseminated to the masses so that the society could be healthier. Well, anyone with any sort of faith should have seen that this was a humanist organization bent of subverting Biblical truths, but few if any did anything to try to kill this monster:

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” (Edmund Burke)

It is true, so many times that crisis’ and malady’s could have been averted had Yahweh’s people acted to come against these things. Another quote is from Pastor Martin Niemoller who lived in Nazi Europe in the 1940’s: 

 

First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left
to speak out for me.

Pastor Martin Niemöller

 

It is exactly an attitude like that which allows evil to happen. It is an attitude like that; turning a blind eye to the plight of others that allowed the Nazi’s to murder six million Jews and countless others. It is an attitude like this that allowed Pol Pot’s regime to flourish in Cambodia, bringing about the “Killing Fields.” It is an attitude like that that is allowing the genocide in the Sudan to happen this very day. It is the same attitude that allowed a demonic organization like “Planned Parenthood,” to grow and thrive, and to still exist today.

But what if the people of the early 20th Century had investigated the founder of Planned Parenthood? What would they have discovered? Well, a simple search of the internet yields a plethora of results which yield some of the twisted quotes by Margaret Sanger. Like all messengers of deception, they tend to give away their true intents in their writings and/or speeches. Let’s take a look at some of the quotes from Sanger, and see if they’re right out of the history as presented in The Book of Jared and the philosophies of Nazism and the New Age:

 

MARGARET SANGER QUOTES:

 

On blacks, immigrants and indigents:
“…human weeds,’ ‘reckless breeders,’ ‘spawning… human beings who never should have been born.”  Margaret Sanger, Pivot of Civilization, referring to immigrants and poor people
On sterilization & racial purification:
Sanger believed that, for the purpose of racial “purification,” couples should be rewarded who chose sterilization. Birth Control in America, The Career of Margaret Sanger, by David Kennedy, p. 117, quoting a 1923 Sanger speech.

On the right of married couples to bear children:
Couples should be required to submit applications to have a child, she wrote in her “Plan for Peace.” Birth Control Review, April 1932

On the purpose of birth control:
The purpose in promoting birth control was “to create a race of thoroughbreds,” she wrote in the Birth Control Review, Nov. 1921 (p. 2)

On the rights of the handicapped and mentally ill, and racial minorities:
“More children from the fit, less from the unfit — that is the chief aim of birth control.” Birth Control Review, May 1919, p. 12

On religious convictions regarding sex outside of marriage:
“This book aims to answer the needs expressed in thousands on thousands of letters to me in the solution of marriage problems… Knowledge of sex truths frankly and plainly presented cannot possibly injure healthy, normal, young minds. Concealment, suppression, futile attempts to veil the unveilable – these work injury, as they seldom succeed and only render those who indulge in them ridiculous. For myself, I have full confidence in the cleanliness, the open-mindedness, the promise of the younger generation.” Margaret Sanger, Happiness in Marriage (Bretano’s, New York, 1927) 

On the extermination of blacks:
“We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,” she said, “if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.” Woman’s Body, Woman’s Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America, by Linda Gordon

On respecting the rights of the mentally ill:
In her “Plan for Peace,” Sanger outlined her strategy for eradication of those she deemed “feebleminded.” Among the steps included in her evil scheme were immigration restrictions; compulsory sterilization; segregation to a lifetime of farm work; etc. Birth Control Review, April 1932, p. 107

On adultery:
A woman’s physical satisfaction was more important than any marriage vow, Sanger believed. Birth Control in America, p. 11

On marital sex:
“The marriage bed is the most degenerating influence in the social order,” Sanger said. (p. 23) [Quite the opposite of God’s view on the matter: “Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled; but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.” (Hebrews 13:4)

On abortion:
“Criminal’ abortions arise from a perverted sex relationship under the stress of economic necessity, and their greatest frequency is among married women.” The Woman Rebel – No Gods, No Masters, May 1914, Vol. 1, No. 3.

It’s not hard to see that the foundations of Planned Parenthood are indeed built on ideals that are bent on the destruction of godly institutions in our society. Just like in antediluvian times, there is a plan to wipe out what they believe to be “bad genetics,” something that the fallen angels aspired to do through eugenics through the corruption of the human seed before the flood, and another attempt afterward.

In antediluvian times, having the woman drink the draught so as to make them barren is no different than birth control methods that we have in contemporary times. It’s not far fetched at all to say that both methods fit into Sanger’s view of sterilization of what she termed less superior persons. Satan doesn’t want the human race to reproduce, and he’s even more vehemently opposed to perpetuation of Yahweh’s people. It’s really not hard to see his efforts paying off in regards to humanity. Before the flood, there was a corruption of the human seed that ran rampant until Yahweh had the seed of the serpent destroy each other. We have seen that before the flood there was a strong homosexual presence. A human race that is homosexual will not reproduce itself and will become extinct. We have seen that before the flood mankind was highly technical where gene manipulation was concerned; giving rise to hideous looking creatures that were mixtures of animals and also humans and animals, further corrupting the genetic pool. Yes, Satan has tried to wipe us out several times, but the grace, mercy and all loving protection of Yahweh has preserved the human race. Blessed be HIS NAME!!

David Ben Yakov

By David Ben Yakov

© 2007 David Ben Yakov / Delusion Resistance

 

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU READ THE ARTICLES IN THIS SERIES IN THE FOLLOWING SUCCESSION:

1. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – SONS OF GOD AND THE NEPHILIM – Click on the link to the left.

2. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – GENE MANIPULATION IN THE ANTEDILUVIAN WORLD  – Click on the link to the left.

3. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – HOMOSEXUALITY AND SAME-SEX MARRIAGE – Click on the link to the left.

4. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – PLANNED PARENTHOOD – Click on the link to the left.

5. THIS ARTICLE ON THIS PAGE

6. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND SPIRITUAL AWARENESS – Click on the link to the left.

7. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – MANKIND’S REBELLION AGAINST GOD – Click on the link to the left.


 

LEGEND: Normal Text, Biblical Text, Extra-Biblical Text, Secular Text

 

THE PREMISE:

In this series of articles we have been looking at one scripture and we’ve then been examining what the ramifications of the words of Yeshua are concerning His warning. The scripture we have been looking is as follows:

And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. Luke 17:26

So far, we’ve seen in our study, that the days of Noah (Noe) had many parallels to our modern time in history. We saw that some rebellious angels left their heavenly estate and cohabitated with human woman and that the result of that union was what was known as the Nephilim. We also examined some extra-biblical texts; namely the book of Enoch, Jubilees and the Genesis Apocryphon and saw that they confirm the history where the angels are concerned as well as their offspring, the Nephilim. We also looked at the modern day Nephilim in the manner of them residing in genetically produced shells that some refer to as aliens or extraterrestrials.

We’ve also looked at what appears to be scripture as well as references from Jubilees and Jasher that show that the angels taught, among other things, the practice of gene manipulation to mankind. We now have a clear understanding of where the ancients got their many strange gods, such as the unicorn, the minotaur, the centaur and other oddities. They were stories passed down from the antediluvian period. We then saw how genetic manipulation is nothing but that practice revived in our modern day.

Thirdly, we looked at scripture and became aware that homosexuality and same-sex marriage really aren’t anything new, but were quite the norm before Noah’s flood that destroyed the world.

Now it’s time to look at a physical trait of the earth that existed before the flood, and what might come about in our modern era.

EARTH WAS DIFFERENT BEFORE THE FLOOD:

There are scriptures that bear witness to the fact that before the flood of Noah’s time, the world was a drastically different place. But before we do that, let’s look at some of the physical evidence that we have that proves this point. What evidence do we have that we can touch with our own hands and see with our eyes plainly? We have the fossil record. Many of you reading this will no doubt be either unbelievers who believe in the false nonscientific assertion that everything you see evolved from basically nothing. There are others who will argue that God might have had a hand in assisting the evolutionary process over millions if not billions of years. I believe that God created all that exists in a scant 6 days and then refrained on the seventh day. But humor me for a while and assume that I’m right and that God’s word is right. Let’s start from the beginning.

Many would argue that the Biblical Creation scenario parallels the evolutionary one. That is a wrong assumption and a simple reading of the Biblical text will bear that out. For instance, evolution theory says that states that first there was land, then came the seas. The Bible states:

And God said, “Let there be an firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” And God made the firmament and separated the waters that were under the firmament from the waters that were above the firmament. And it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day. And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. 10God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:6-9

So God states (and who’s a better witness) that he created the seas first and then brought forth the dry land after that. That is a direct refuting of the evolutionary belief. One has to be right and one has to be wrong; there is no melding of the two.

Let’s look at the rest of the Creation event just for the fun of it:

And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good. And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the third day.

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. Genesis 1:9-31

Another difference comes in the creation of plant life. Evolution says that the sun was created first and then after a long time enough space junk compiled together to make the planets. Genesis says that after God made the earth there was no sun or moon. God says that He created the plant life on Earth on the third day, and then created the sun, moon and stars on the fourth day. If you try to meld the two, which some foolishly try to do; then I have to wonder how the plants, that thrive making their food by way of photosynthesis from sunlight could have possibly have survived for millions of years without the sun. In addition to that, according to the Biblical account, the animals that would be the pollinators of the plants were created either on the fifth or sixth day.

Evolution thought tells us that birds evolved from reptiles. The Creation account has the birds being created the day before any of the land animals; that includes the reptiles. Whales are created on the fifth day along with the fish all other aquatic animals according to God’s testimony whereas evolution says that whales supposedly came millions of years after where the Bible places them; namely, with the fish. And we also see that there is a time factor. Time is what evolution is built upon; without time as a factor, evolution crumbles into the dust from whence it came. The Creation Account doesn’t have to rely on time because an all powerful God can create anything He wants to in a very short amount of time. So we can see that there is no parallel between the Creation Model and the evolutionary thought.

SOME UNIQUE ANTEDILUVIAN EARTH FEATURES:

Ask any Bible scholar about the condition of the Earth before the flood of Noah and they’ll tell you that things were very different on this planet. Let me clarify that a little. I meant that if you asked any Christian Bible Scholar. There are many people who study the Bible, both in the worldly setting and in a pseudo-Christian setting that will tell you differently. I refer to those who hold to the truth that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God; not those imposters who claim the name Christian, but who take scripture out of context or those who change the wording of the Bible to suit their agenda.

The Water or Ice Canopy:

In Genesis we find a very interesting scripture that, when studied in depth, lends a lot of explanation to some of the extraordinary claims made about the earth and it’s inhabitants in antediluvian times. The following scripture is sort of odd and has been explained in different ways, but let’s look at it and then examine it:

And God said, “Let there be an firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” And God made the firmament and separated the waters that were under the firmament from the waters that were above the firmament. And it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day. And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:6-9

In this scripture, we can see that God made three different (four if you count the dry land) parts of the outer world. The first one is the “firmament in the midst of the waters.” this firmament was made to separate the waters from the waters. This is not the dry land. That would be made later. There is now water under the firmament and water above the Firmament. The firmament is the atmosphere. For many years those who thought they knew better taught that the waters above the expanse were actually the clouds. There is no indication that clouds ever existed before the flood. We’ll look at that statement in a little while.

God’s Word is quite explicit, especially where God himself explains things. God specifically commanded that there be water above the firmament. He never commanded it to be “in” the firmament. He talks about the birds, commanding that they should fly “in” the firmament, but commands the waters to be only below it, and above it. Thus we have a water, or perhaps an ice canopy.

There would be certain advantages to having a water canopy above the earth’s atmosphere. First, it would shield the earth from Ultra Violet rays. It is well known that ultraviolet rays cause cancer in some individuals and they, along with other rays are responsible for the breakdown of things on earth. These rays burn your skin, they fade colors and their constant bombardment on your body cause you to age. Your body has to constantly work harder to replace the cells that UV and other rays destroy during the daylight hours. Because the effects of harmful rays would have been greatly minimized and perhaps eliminated altogether, people and animals would live much longer lives. This would explain the long life-spans we read about in Genesis. It would also explain the dinosaurs. It is a common fact that reptiles never stop growing. Given a garden atmosphere, constant warm temperatures and any lizard could grow to be a monster, or a dinosaur, especially if it lived a thousand or more years.

A water canopy above the earth would have made for a more dense air pressure on earth. A higher air pressure would have many benefits. Among them would be that a person could have much more endurance because the higher pressure would enable the lungs to use oxygen much more efficiently. It could help in the healing process too. Studies have shown that people who have been placed in a barometric chamber after injuries have healed much faster than if they hadn’t been put there. Barometric chambers have been used to treat people with gangrene, frostbite and other ailments that would have caused the loss of limbs had they not been treated with high pressure.

A water canopy would have create a greenhouse effect on earth. The temperature would have been the same all around the world, with perhaps a small temperature variance between the poles and the equator. Because of the greenhouse effect, there would have been no rain or snow storms or destructive winds. Storms are created by the heating and cooling of air masses, but with a constant temperature this would not have happened. Plants would have grown to enormous size because the higher pressure would have allowed the stoma of the plants to open much more allowing greater respiration and better photosynthesis. Insects would have grown much larger than they do today. Insects breath through their skin and their body size determines how much oxygen they can absorb through their exoskeleton. If the atmospheric pressure was higher all insects would naturally be larger because their surface body could increase with the increased pressure to enter their biosystems. The fantastic thing is that the fossil record bears witness to the fact that animals were larger before the flood. This too works against evolutionary theory because according to their prophets, conditions on earth have always been the same, and if that were to be true, then the fossils that we should be finding would be similar in size to the plants and animals that are living on earth today.

No Actual Rain Before The Flood:

It is understood by most biblical scholars that it didn’t rain before the flood of Noah, as we can see by one little scripture:

These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. Genesis 2:4-6

Bearing this in mind, it is now easy to understand how Noah was ridiculed for building an ark on dry land. Aside from the belief that most hold, the land to sea ratio was reversed before the flood (lots of land and few seas) and Noah might have been hundreds of miles from any significant body of water; the ancients probably had never seen rain. Imagine trying to preach to people that God was going to destroy the whole earth with rain and flood when they had never seen either.

I always wondered how the mist would work and how it would know every day to go off. Did God have some sort of elaborate sprinkler system, or did He build into His creation something more complicated. Also, if there was more land than water before the flood, where did all of the seas come from? My answers came when I read about what is called the “Hydroplate Theory.” Put in simplest terms, the hydroplate theory suggests that before the flood, the continent(s) of the earth rode upon a large reservoir of water. That is all well and good, but how does that explain how the mist came up to water the earth? Well, I believe the Lord has given me that answer. Anyone who has lived around the sea is familiar with what are called tides. The tides are effected by the sun and the moon. The gravitational attraction of both bodies pull on the oceans and seas to cause them to rise and fall. In any 24 hour period there are two high tides and two low tides. Now, let’s remember that if the hydroplate theory is correct, and the crust of the earth was riding on underground water, then every time there would be a high tide, the crust of the earth would have been lifted ever so slightly by the gravitational force of the moon or sun. When the low tide arrived, that same crust would be let back down on the underground water source, forcing water to come up out of fissures in the earth. It was a natural pump. Depending on the amount of water under the crust and how fast or slow the crust was forced back down on that water, there could have been a spray that would have come up out of those fissures and it could have risen perhaps a thousand feet into the air, perhaps more. It would not really have time to condense into larger drops and it would settle on all of the surrounding landmass as a find mist. Notice that the scripture says that the mist, “watered the whole face of the ground.” That would suggest that there were many fissures around the globe and each one would work just like a super water sprinkler system. The ancients probably could time the watering cycles quite accurately, just like in modern days we can tell exactly when high and low tides will occur on our ocean coastlines.

And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth. In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights. In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah’s wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark; They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort. And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life. And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in. And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth. And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters. And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered. And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man: All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died. And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark. And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days. Genesis 7:10-24

The Hydro-Plate Theory:

Another interesting notion to think about where the hydroplate theory is concerned, is how it played into the great flood itself. As we have seen in the scripture above, it didn’t rain before the flood. It’s also safe to assume that there were probably no clouds then either; at least not like we know clouds to be today. Therefore, when the rains came to flood the earth they didn’t come from clouds. Where did they come from? Someone has suggested, and I think it to be quite valid, that something entered the atmosphere; probably a large comet or a small asteroid and it shattered the water/ice canopy which surrounded the earth. If the canopy were made of ice crystals the canopy could have shattered like a large piece of glass. The pieces of ice canopy would have melted from the friction of falling to the earth and turned to rain. When the object (comet or asteroid) finally reached the earth it would have hit with such force that it would have put tremendous pressure on the crust that was floating on the subterranean water. The crust, being pushed down with such force would force the underground water through many fissures and the crust would have broken allowing great amounts of water to escape at very high velocity. No one can be certain how fast or far the water could have sprayed, but hundreds of thousands of feet in height would not be out of the realm of possibility. The earth would look like a broken egg shell with the water coming up through the fissures. Today we know those fissure to be the fault lines that make up the tectonic plate boundaries. The continent(s) would be covered in a very short period of time from the rains and the water coming from the fountains of the deep. 

Where Did All of The Water Go?

So where did all of the flood water go? Well, it’s right in the oceans, rivers and lakes. The crust no longer had water under it to hold it up so some of it collapsed to fill in the void that the water had left when it was ejected out from underneath. With no ice/water canopy to keep the earth one temperature, great fluctuations occurred in temperature. Glaciers and snow packs appeared within days at both poles, locking up a lot of the flood water. This is what is called the Ice Age, but it was very short and there was only one. As the years went on the ice slowly melted and separated the land masses that were once all joined together. It was once possible to walk all around the world and not get wet. There is an interesting scripture that we’ll touch on and then we’ll get back on track.

And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother’s name was Joktan. Genesis 10:25

The name Peleg is a very interesting one. The name, when translated actually means “divided.” The Hebrew word has two distinctive definitions of “divided.” It can either mean divided, as one would divide a pie into pieces; or it can mean divided as in channeled by water. Venice Italy would be a good way to describe the second definition. It can also be used to mean both at the same time. It would be akin to describing a skiing trip as being “real cool.” It could mean that it was a lot of fun (cool) or that it was actually cool in temperature, which would both be true.

Okay now, Noah had three sons; Ham, Shem and Japeth. Ham had a son named Cush and Cush had a son named Nimrod. Nimrod is the one responsible for building the tower of Babel. Just from a short glimpse of the genealogies it seems that the persons of importance mentioned (especially in the lineage of Messiah) all seemed to be born when their fathers were in their thirties. We don’t know how old Ham was when his wife gave birth to Cush, but let’s assume that Cush was born two years after the flood ended. Then let’s assume that Cush was 30 years old when Nimrod was born. And we’ll assume that Nimrod started his building of Babylon and it’s tower when he was in his late twenties; we’ll say 27 years old. So it’s within the realm of possibility that Nimrod started building Babylon and its tower as soon as 59 years after Noah and his family exited the ark.

In Shem’s line Arphaxad was probably third in line of birth because he is listed third in the geneology. So let’s be fair and say that Arphaxad was born five years after Noah and his family exited the ark. He was 35 years old when his wife gave birth to Salah. Salah was 30 years old when his wife gave birth to Eber (which is where the name Hebrew comes from). Eber was 34 years old when Peleg was born to him. But we have to remember that names of children are usually given right after the child is born, so if Peleg means division then the division his name is referring to happened most likely when he was still in his mother’s womb. So, doing the math, the division happened most likely 103 or so years after Noah’s family left the ark. That means that Nimrod was had ample time (44 years or so) to build not only Babylon but to have the Tower of Babel well under way.

These figures work out well for several reasons. As mentioned, it gave mankind enough time to become degenerated yet again, to the point of totally rejecting the God who saved their ancestors from the world before. It gave them time to build the city and tower. The temperature of the earth was not yet in stasis, and the ice at the poles had not yet started to melt in any major way. So, by the time that Peleg was born, the confusion of tongues had occurred and probably the creation of the different families and colors too. Also, because of the actions of God, the dispersion of the different families around the world had occurred. The ancestors of the Native Americans had reached the western world; the ancestors of the mongoloid peoples had reached eastern Asia; the ancestors of the black African peoples had reached Africa and the descendants of the Caucasians had reached Eurasia and some had just stayed in the Middle East. Just before Peleg was born the ice caps and glaciers started to melt because earth’s environment had reached stasis and the ocean basins finally started to fill up to where they are today. My personal thoughts are that this is when many of the great mountain ranges were formed. They were made to be natural barriers to separate peoples and tongues. Many will argue with that premise, saying that the geologic forces necessary to make such barriers would have caused events that would be recorded in history. But when you take into account that the human race is debating whether the holocaust ever happened just a scant sixty years ago, who’s to say that such things as mountains raising in a weeks time would be remembered or recorded.

GLOBAL WARMING IN THE MODERN ERA:

Let’s face it, if you haven’t heard about global warming they you’re either ignorant or you’ve lived in some remote village in that has no access to news. Myself, I tend to ignore the global warming scenario. There are just too many scientists running around with too many scenarios to believe that any one is true. On the flip side, we now have scientists running around shouting from the housetops that we are soon going to enter into a new ice age. Considering those things and taking into account that the same community that is feeding us all of these different plates of garbage are the same ones who are trying to tell us that all that lives had a common ancestor in some primordial goo pond several billions of years ago, I have to have my doubts.

The only thing I can trust is the word of Yeshua who said that when he returns, it will be as in the days of Noah. And I can’t deny the fact that there was a greenhouse effect on earth before the flood because the Bible says that it was that way. So, on the words of Yeshua, and his written word, The Bible, I have to come to the conclusion that there will be some sort of global warming in these last days. As to the cause of this warming, I really can’t pin down any one cause. Many in the environmental movements are bent on blaming the emission of pollutants from the burning of fossil fuels, and to some extent that may be correct. But I will also have to say that I suspect that the Earth goes through cycles from time to time. My guess is that what we are going through now is a natural effect, and one that has to happen for our planet to be like it was during the days of Noah.

If this planet does experience a global warming effect due to large amounts of carbon dioxide in the upper atmosphere the results will not be the same as they were before the flood. Temperature wise it will get warmer, but there will be no canopy of ice to stop the harmful rays from reaching the ground and effecting the people who walk on it, live on it and die on it. In addition to that, science tells us that we’re slowly destroying the ozone layer that surrounds the earth. This layer also protects us from the sun’s harmful rays. I find it interesting that two of the plagues found in the Book of Revelation have to do with heat and effects of the sun. The first one to mention is the plague of severe heat that will torment the people of earth. The second plague will be hideous boils and skin lesions on people who accept the mark of the beast. Could those lesions and sores really be cancer and burns from the sun’s rays that will not be blocked anymore during this time? I find that to be a plausible assumption. What one has to find comforting is that the plagues that God will send upon the Earth will not affect anyone who has God’s seal on them.

So the premise of this study is to realize that there was a condition of global warmness that existed before the flood of Noah. Yeshua said that conditions upon his return will be just as they were in the days of Noah; that is, before the worldwide flood that killed all life and drastically changed the geography of this world. It’s an established fact that some sort of global warming event is happening currently on Earth. Whether this warming is human induced or some sort of cyclical event is anyone’s guess; especially since various groups of scientists have many different views on the matter. In contrast to the paradise that existed before the flood, the current global warming  event will lead to many woes; including sicknesses and a decimation of all life on this planet. The first globally warm event brought blessings to the planet whereas the second global warming event will be part of the judgment of God upon a perverse and wicked population. But those of us who trust in Yeshua and have invited him into our hearts will be protected from what is to come. If you haven’t made such a decision, you might want to check out our “what must I do to be saved” link on this website.

END.

By David Ben Yakov

© 2007 David Ben Yakov / Delusion Resistance

 

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU READ THE ARTICLES IN THIS SERIES IN THE FOLLOWING SUCCESSION:

1. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – THE SONS OF GOD AND THE NEPHILIM – Click on the link to the left.

2. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – GENE MANIPULATION IN THE ANTEDILUVIAN WORLD – Click on the link to the left.

3. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – THE ANTEDILUVIAN HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA – Click on the link to the left.

4. BIRTH CONTROL AND PLANNED PARENTHOOD – Click on the link to the left.

5. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – GLOBAL WARMING – Click on the link to the left.

6. THE ARTICLE ON THIS PAGE

7. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – MANKIND’S REBELLION AGAINST GOD – Click on the link to the left.

 


 

LEGEND: Normal Text, Biblical Text, Extra-Biblical Text, Secular Text

 

THE PREMISE:

In this series of articles we have been looking at one scripture and we’ve then been examining what the ramifications of the words of Yeshua are concerning His warning. The scripture we have been looking is as follows:

And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. Luke 17:26

So far, we’ve seen in our study, that the days of Noah (Noe) had many parallels to our modern time in history. We saw that some rebellious angels left their heavenly estate and cohabitated with human woman and that the result of that union was what was known as the Nephilim. We also examined some extra-biblical texts; namely the book of Enoch, Jubilees and the Genesis Apocryphon and saw that they confirm the history where the angels are concerned as well as their offspring, the Nephilim. We also looked at the modern day Nephilim in the manner of them residing in genetically produced shells that some refer to as aliens or extraterrestrials.

We’ve also looked at what appears to be scripture as well as references from Jubilees and Jasher that show that the angels taught, among other things, the practice of gene manipulation to mankind. We now have a clear understanding of where the ancients got their many strange gods, such as the unicorn, the minotaur, the centaur and other oddities. They were stories passed down from the antediluvian period. We then saw how genetic manipulation is nothing but that practice revived in our modern day.

Thirdly, we looked at scripture and became aware that homosexuality and same-sex marriage really aren’t anything new, but were quite the norm before Noah’s flood that destroyed the world.

Fourth, we looked at birth control, and how it existed in the antediluvian world and is being repeated in our modern society.

Fifth, we looked at the climate of earth before the flood, and how our modern climate might become similar to that time.

And now we will look at drug abuse on antediluvian earth, and how it was used for magical purposes. We will examine how modern times parallel the former things. Just as it says in Ecclesiastes; “There is nothing new under the sun.”

Now let’s look at Antediluvian and modern psychadelic drug abuse and shamanism:

What Do The Ancient Texts Tell Us?

As we’ve mentioned before, the Biblical texts are pretty vague about the antediluvian world. There are hints here and there about conditions, but nothing quite clear; no history is really mentioned. There are some people, including myself who would like to know more about the times in which these things happened. There are some well known books that talk a little about the history of these times, as that history has been passed down by tradition and in writings. A couple of these books are the writings of Josephus and also that of Philo; both historians of a high caliber. These two writers are accepted by both Jews and Christians alike and they are referred to in many works.

Another book that receives less recognition is the book of Enoch. It was revered by the Jewish community, from about 400 BCE till about 400 CE, as being a historical book. When it was omitted from canon by the Council of Nicea, its support waned and gradually its popularity fell by the wayside. The Book of Judah, found in the Brit Hadasha, chapter 1, verses 6-7, refers to Enoch. Judah account about the fallen angels of Genesis and how they are punished. Chapter 1:14-15 gives a direct quote from the book of Enoch. So if Judah, the brother of Yeshua thought Enoch worthy enough to quote from, perhaps we should see it worthy of some attention. Helping the Book of Enoch’s cause is the fact that it has been found in the Dead Sea Scrolls. So in this author’s opinion, I see it as worthwhile for one to use some of the extrabiblical books to enforce scripture. Again, this should be done only if two things occur with the use of those books. The books and their content MUST bear witness with what is written in scripture, and they must bear witness to the Ruach Ha Kodesh, and His ministry in the Body of Christ. The Book of Enoch, the Book of Jared, the Book of Jubilees and the Testament of The Patriarchs all seem to follow that course. As far as I can tell, the others (non canonical books) are perversions of the truth, or at best just embellished stories.

Let’s Look At Drugs:

It’s an unfortunate and sad fact that drug use is interwoven throughout all aspects of our society. Drugs aren’t just limited to the pharmacy realm of things, but are found everywhere. Many people have to have a cup of coffee in the morning so that they can function. In turn, many people drink a glass of wine at night to take the edge off of the day so that they can fall asleep easier. Some take analgesics daily for life’s little aches and pains while others take fiber laden preparations to help their body to digest food and to make the elimination of waste products a bit easier. Some people take drugs to counteract the effects of the other drugs that they are taking. Yes, drugs play a major roll in our individual lives and in society as a whole. That in itself is a bit of a problem, but it is just an omen, so to speak, of the real problem, illicit drug use.

Drugs in the United States fall into three categories. The first category is called the “controlled substance” category. The categories range from one to five; the lower the number, the greater potential for abuse and addiction. Schedule I drugs are the illegal drugs; things like heroin, LSD, many forms of cocaine, marijuana and others. Schedule II drugs are still highly addictive, but proved to be less addictive than the first schedule; drugs like morphine, methadone, Demerol and others. Schedule III drugs have less abuse potential; things like hydrocodone/apap, codeine and others. Schedule IV drugs are less addictive and Schedule V drugs aren’t very worrisome. The second category of drugs are the maintenance drugs; things which require a prescription and are used for acute conditions and long term treatment of chronic ailments. This category includes heart medications, antibiotics and anything else that improve the quality of life or maintain it. The third category of drugs are called OTC, or Over The Counter drugs; things that can be purchased by the public without a prescription.

Medications haven’t always been controlled by the government. This is evidenced by drug abuse in the late 19th century and the early 20th century. Opium dens were popular in many parts of of the U.S. until they were made illegal. Morphine made many people into addicts until it was put under restrictions. Cocaine was an ingredient of Coca Cola for the first few years it was produced. But as doctors and law makers saw how these agents effected our society they moved quickly to restrict them to prescribed use only. Our forefathers knew that drug abuse was slavery to the drug, that it was akin to idol worship and that those who are addicted will commit crimes when they’re not able to afford their addiction.

Are Drugs Really Innocuous?

The answer to that question is pretty easy to state. I can say that because there were many of us who experimented with illicit drugs many years ago when we were young. Some of us learned the hard way about drugs. Some of us died way too young as a result of car wrecks, overdoses or violence brought about by the use of drugs. Some of us (praise Yahweh) finally realized, either through bad experiences, or hearing the voice of the Ruach Ha Kodesh, that we were ruining our lives and we stopped taking drugs. A scant few still have not figured it out and are stuck in a culture that only leads to destruction or death if Yahweh doesn’t intervene.

But the interesting thing that must be looked at is the meaning of the word “Pharmacy.” But before we look at that word, let me preface my saying that there are a lot of things in this world that can be used moderately, and in that instance, those things can be useful. On the flip side of the coin, those same things, if taken to excess, or taken out of their originally intended purpose, can be malevolent to a person. With that said, let’s look at the word “pharmacy;” its meanings and their implications:

pharmakeia – Strongs G5331

1) the use or the administering of drugs

2) poisoning

3) sorcery, magical arts, often found in connection with idolatry and fostered by it

4) metaph. the deceptions and seductions of idolatry

In the Brit Hadasha (New Covenant) the word translates out to be sorcery and witchcraft. In the Greek language, it also meant “drug administration,” or “poisoning.” So the word has four meanings, but only one is used in the Brit Hadasha. I want to point out that the word has four meanings simply because it is sometimes misconstrued that since the word could mean sorcery or witchcraft,  that is not always the meaning to the word. So, if you go to a pharmacy to pick up something that the doctor has ordered for you, keep in mind that the pharmacist probably is not a witch or a sorcerer. Many pharmacists are God fearing people and they love Yeshua Ha Mashiach. A simple way to remember it is this: if you’re taking legal drugs legally, then you’re involved in definition number one. However, if you’re taking illicit drugs then you’re probably practicing sorcery; and if you can’t live without the drug, then it’s probably an idol in your life.

A good definition of the malevolent form of pharmakeia was found on a Baptist website that talks about the last days:

The Bible clearly declares that the occultism of the last days will be related to the use of drugs. “Pharmakeia” is a Greek word which means “enchantment with drugs”. It is translated as witchcraft in Gal. 5:20 and as sorceries in Rev. 9:21 and 18:23. A slightly different form of the word is translated sorcerers in Rev. 21:8 and 22:15. These scriptures in the prophetical portion of Revelation definitely show that this will be widespread in the last days. “Pharmakeia” is the root word from which we derive our word pharmacy. This should be warning enough, to cause everyone to avoid the use of illicit drugs.  Source: [http://www.tbaptist.com/aab/theoccult.htm]

Building upon the text from our Baptist brothers, I think that it is important to look at the definition of the word enchantment. The word “enchant” is used in our contemporary society in a variety of situational aspects; many times to describe captivation by the opposite sex. A word study however shows that while the contemporary use of the word does have some truth, the true meaning of the word holds more sinister aspects:

Main Entry: en·chant
Pronunciation: in-'chant, en-
Function: transitive verb
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French enchanter, from Latin incantare, from in- + cantare to sing.
1 : to influence by or as if by charms and incantation : BEWITCH

And if we want to be clear concerning the meaning of incantation:

Main Entry: in·can·ta·tion
Pronunciation: "in-"kan-'tA-sh&n
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English incantacioun, from Middle French incantation, from Late Latin incantation-, incantatio, from Latin incantare to enchant
: a use of spells or verbal charms spoken or sung as a part of a ritual of magic; also : a written or recited formula of words designed to produce a particular effect

And we also have to know what “charms” means:

Main Entry: 1charm
Pronunciation: 'chärm
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English charme, from Anglo-French, from Latin carmen song, from canere to sing
1 a : the chanting or reciting of a magic spell : INCANTATION b : a practice or expression believed to have magic power
2 : something worn about the person to ward off evil or ensure good fortune : AMULET

Now we can put it all together. If “pharmakeia” is associated with sorcery and witchcraft; and if its meaning is “enchantment with drugs,” then what can we make of this? If the meaning of enchant is to influence by incantation or charms, it means that the person taking the drugs is trying to influence something or someone. We really can’t associate the taking of drugs with any verbal charm or incantation, can we? Well, no, not a verbal enchantment; but the act of taking the drug is an invitation; a sort of nonverbal way of saying, “I relinquish my control of my faculties to anyone who wants to take control of them.” Many things can be said without words actually coming out of a person’s mouth. If I was a police officer, standing in the middle of an intersection I could say a lot without talking. I could make one motion and the cars can start moving or I could make another motion and the cars would all stop and so on. If I was a signalman on a naval ship I could say all kinds of things without talking. I could move hand flags around in such a way that the person trained to read it could interpret my signals. I could flash the signal lights to another ship and communicate quite effectively. In the same way, snorting a line of coke, or sticking a needle in a vein or putting a dot of LSD under the tongue sends a signal to forces unseen that the user want to escape from reality. I think the point is proven.

Hallucinogenic And The Spiritual Realm:

It’s no secret that there are many different types of hallucinogenic drugs available today. Things like psilocybin mushrooms,  peyote (mescaline) cactus and a variety of other plants grow out in the wild and have been used for millennia by shaman’s, witchdoctors and other tribal spiritualists to see into the spiritual world and in an attempt to get advice and guidance from beings in that realm. What immediately follows is a short description of hallucinogenic drugs as they are used by primitive cultures around the world:

WHAT ARE HALLUCINOGENIC PLANTS?

In his search for food, early man tried all kinds of plants. Some nourished him, some, he found, cured his ills, and some killed him. A few, to his surprise, had strange effects on his mind and body, seeming to carry him into other worlds. We call these plants hallucinogens, because they distort the senses and usually produce hallucinations – experiences that depart from reality. Although most hallucinations are visual, they may also involve the senses of hearing, touch, smell, or taste – and occasionally several senses simultaneously are involved.

The actual causes of such hallucinations are chemical substances in the plants. These substances are true narcotics. Contrary to popular opinion, not all narcotics are dangerous and addictive. Strictly and etymologicolly speaking, a narcotic is any substance that has a depressive effect, whether slight or great, on the central nervous system.

Narcotics that induce hallucinations are variously called hallucinogens (hallucination generators), psychotomimetics (psychosis mimickers), psychotaraxics (mind disturbers), and psychedelics (mind manifesters). No one term fully satisfies scientists, but hallucinogens comes closest. Psychedelic is most widely used in the United States, but it combines two Greek roots incorrectly, is biologically unsound, and has acquired popular meanings beyond the drugs or their effects.

In the history of mankind, hallucinogens have probably been the most important of all the narcotics. Their fantastic effects made them sacred to primitive man and may even have been responsible for suggesting to him the idea of deity.

HALLUCINOGENS IN PRIMITIVE SOCIETIES

 

Makuna Indian medicine man under influence of caapi (ayahuasca or yaje) prepared from bark of Banisteriopis caapi.

 

Hallucinogens permeate nearly every aspect of life in primitive societies. They play roles in health and sickness, peace and war, home life and travel, hunting and agriculture; they affect relations among individuals, villages, and tribes. They are believed to influence life before birth and after death.

MEDICAL AND RELIGIOUS USES of hallucinogenic plants are particulaly important in primitive societies. Aboriginal people attribute sickness and health to the working of spirit forces. Consequently, any “medicine” that can transport man to the spirit world is considered by many aborigines to be better than one with purely physical effects.

Psychic powers have also been attributed to hallucinogens and have become an integral part of primitive religions. All over the world hallucinogenic plants are used as mediators between man and his gods. The prophecies of the oracle of Delphi, for example, are thought to have been induced through hallucinogens.

OTHER ABORIGINAL USES of hallucinogens vary from one primitive culture to another. Many hallucinogenic plants are basic to the initiation rituals of adolescents. The Algonquin Indians gave an intoxicating medicine, wysoccan, to their young men, who then became violently deranged for 20 days. During this period, they lost all memory, starting manhood by forgetting they had been boys. The iboga root in Gabon and caapi in the Amazon are also used in such rituals.

In South America, many tribes take ayahuasca to foresee the future, settle disputes, decipher enemy plans, cast or remove spells, or insure the fidelity of their women. Sensations of death and separation of body and soul are sometimes experienced during a dreamlike trance.

The hallucinogenic properties of Datura have been thoroughly exploited, particularly in the New World. In Mexico and in the Southwest, Datura is used in divination, prophecy, and ritualistic curing.

Modern Mexican Indians value certain mushrooms as sacraments and use morning glories and the peyote cactus to predict the future, diagnose and cure disease, and placate good and evil spirits.

The Mixtecs of Mexico eat puffballs to hear voices from heaven that answer their questions. The Waikás of Brazil and Venezuela snuff the powdered resin of a jungle tree to ritualize death, induce a trance for diagnosing disease, and thank the spirits for victory in war. The Witotos of Colombia eat the same powerful resin to “talk with the little people.” Peruvian medicine men drink cimora to make themselves owners of another’s identity. Indians of eastern Brazil drink jurema to have glorious visions of the spirit world before going into battle with their enemies. Source: [http://www.zauberpilz.com/golden/g01-10.htm]

Hallucinogens – “There is nothing new under the sun”

I can remember the 1970’s quite clearly; that in itself being a miracle seeing that I wasn’t very lucid during that time, nor was I inclined toward Yahweh. It was pretty easy to get any drug that you wanted, including LSD and mescaline. We were well acquainted with Timothy Leery’s phrase; “Turn on, Tune in, Drop Out.” We thought we were the enlightened ones; a generation that was really getting back to nature and ultimately the gods of nature. Had we done some study we would have realized that what we were doing had been practiced for years, centuries and millennia; a practice as old as time itself.

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:9

We were rebelling against our parents, our society and against Yahweh; but we were only hurting ourselves, separating ourselves from the maker of the universe. I think that what we were doing is we were showing Yahweh that we were tired of not seeing him, tired of not having our shallow prayers answered, and tired of waiting for Yeshua’s return. We found that by taking hallucinogenic drugs, we could enter the spiritual world and demand an audience with Yahweh; but the entities that many of my contemporaries found were not Yahweh; but his adversaries, his sworn enemies who posed as wise ones, as enlightened beings, but were really liars, frauds and malcontents.

These so called malcontents; those who rebelled against Yahweh at the beginning have thought of many ways to deceive mankind. We’ve touched on many of those ways in other articles. Remember, that Yeshua himself said that:

And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. Luke 17:26

So it doesn’t take someone educated in rocket science to figure out that what He was saying is that when His return is imminent, society will be just like it was in the days of Noah. Well, in one of our articles we looked at how men used to make a drink that they made their women drink so that they would remain barren and retain their figures. That was a definite abuse of a drug. But there were those who used hallucinogenics before the flood, and it was taught to them by the fallen angels. Let’s take a look at the proof as seen in the Book of Enoch:

1 And all the others together with them took unto themselves wives, and each chose for himself one, and they began to go in unto them and to defile themselves with them, and they taught them charms
2and enchantments, and the cutting of roots, and made them acquainted with plants.
Enoch 7:1-2

And also:

1 And Azazel taught men to make swords, and knives, and shields, and breastplates, and made known to them the metals of the earth and the art of working them, and bracelets, and ornaments, and the use of antimony, and the beautifying of the eyelids, and all kinds of costly stones, and all
2 colouring tinctures. And there arose much godlessness, and they committed fornication, and they
3 were led astray, and became corrupt in all their ways. Semjaza taught enchantments, and root-cuttings, ‘Armaros the resolving of enchantments, Baraqijal (taught) astrology, Kokabel the constellations, Ezeqeel the knowledge of the clouds, Araqiel the signs of the earth, Shamsiel the signs of the sun, and Sariel the course of the moon. And as men perished, they cried, and their cry went up to heaven . . .
Enoch 8:1-3

So what the first passage is saying is that the angels taught their wives (and probably other women) chanting magical spells, and how to influence others by chanting magical spells, and they taught them how cut roots and how to use plants. We understand well enough about casting spells and most of us know that there are those who in contemporary times use spells in an attempt to influence others. Today that is known as witchcraft, or if you’re really in the know, you call it wicca.

But one has to ask something about that passage. Why would the angels have to teach antediluvian society about plants? I mean after all, although there was probably a highly technological society before the flood, their society was based on agriculture. Adam, the father of us all, was a gardener, and later a farmer. I’m sure that he knew everything that there was to know about plants and all of their wonderful uses. His son Cain tilled the ground and when he was sent away and dwelt in the land of Nod he brought his knowledge with him and I’m sure that he taught his children the art of farming. Adam and his descendents which are listed in the Bible lived well into the antediluvian period, so the knowledge was not lost due to the death of a key holder of that knowledge. So, why would the angels come down and teach the daughters of men all of these things? Well bear in mind, that it says that they taught the daughters, not the sons. The sons of men were already farmers and knew all about the land. It has to mean that the women were taught special use of plants; uses that were out of the ordinary.

We then skip on down to Enoch, the 8th chapter and see that the angels weren’t happy with teaching women about enchantments and extraordinary use of plants; they taught the men also. The text says that only did the angels teach the men about enchantments, but they taught men how to “resolve” enchantments. The word “resolve is very interesting. A quick search of the Webster’s On-Line Dictionary yielded the follow result:

Main Entry: re·solve
Pronunciation: ri-'zälv, -'zolv also -'zäv or -'zov
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): re·solved; re·solv·ing
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin resolvere to unloose, dissolve, from re- + solvere to loosen, release — more at SOLVE
transitive verb
1 obsolete : DISSOLVE, MELT
2 a : BREAK UP, SEPARATE <the prism resolved the light into a play of color>; also : to change by disintegration b : to reduce by analysis <resolve the problem into simple elements> c : to distinguish between or make independently visible adjacent parts of d : to separate (a racemic compound or mixture) into the two components
3 : to cause resolution of (a pathological state)
4 a : to deal with successfully : clear up <resolve doubts> <resolve a dispute> b : to find an answer to c : to make clear or understandable d : to find a mathematical solution of e : to split up (as a vector) into two or more components especially in assigned directions

The definition of this word presents us with two possible scenario’s for the passage in Enoch, Chapter Eight. If we were to use the obsolete definition of “resolve” we could assume that while the first angel taught men how to cast spells, the second angel taught them how to dispel the enchantments. in modern terms, it could be explained as one witch casting a spell on a person, and that person going to another witch and having them cast a spell that negates the first spell. This sort of thing is becoming more and more plain as our society spirals down from rationalism into the black hole of superstition.

The second definition is possible too, and could coexist with the first one. In this scenario, each incantation would be broken down into its constituent properties, analyzed and then refined. Many people, including myself, do this when doing Greek and Hebrew word studies of the Bible. We see a scripture that isn’t clear and we study each word. If a word is not clear, we study it and find that it has maybe three or more related meanings. We take the three meanings and compare them with the scriptures before our study scripture and the scriptures behind it. The word that best works in context with the rest of the scripture is the one we tend to adhere to.

Where a spell is concerned, the person involved in the occult can take maybe five spells and tailor make a spell that would work for their purpose. They would break down each spell and resolve it, meaning that they would break them down into parts and pieces. Then, just like taking ingredients from a spice rack during cooking, they would take what they wanted to make a designer spell. A good analogy that we men can understand is one of a wrecking yard for cars. Now, I can go there and get the chasse of a Toyota truck, and a Chevy 350 engine for its power plant and then a racing transmission from another car and a high speed rear end for the back wheels. The result would be a hybrid truck that I would probably wrap around some telephone pole later that afternoon. Just kidding folks. You get the idea; all of those cars were broken down (resolved) into their basic constituents and I designed what I wanted from those parts. Well, maybe you folks living outside of California can understand anyway. They don’t let us tweak cars here anymore.

I have to admit that I was sort of puzzled about the root cuttings which are mentioned in both passages. If you do a search of the internet and look for root cuttings you’ll come to all sorts of agricultural sites that talk about propagation of plants using the cuttings of roots from a parent plant. That seems fairly innocuous, doesn’t it? And again, why would the angels have to teach farmers about propagation by root cuttings, something that some antediluvian farmer would have figured out anyway, or that perhaps Adam would have known already. He was not born some ignorant country bumpkin, but with great knowledge and highly intelligent. What is going on here???

For an adequate answer we have to use the skill of word study that we looked at just above. We have to take a word and place it in context with the surrounding words. In both passages from Enoch, the words root cuttings are associated with enchantments, and in the first passage it is equated with charms too. So one has to come the conclusion that the cutting of roots in antediluvian society is something different than asexual propagation of plant life; it has to have some sort of occult significance. Interestingly enough, there is a psychedelic root, that  of the African Iboga plant, used by shaman’s in West Africa.

Implications for the Western World?

Goodness, where do I begin in answering that question? It seems that every year the world leaves the realm or rationalism and wanders haphazardly into the world of the superstitious, or the occult supernatural. Society in general has been conditioned to believe in the supernatural through written media, television and Hollywood. Knowledge of the unseen world is not in itself a bad thing, but those who have written the secret agenda for this world have mentored the masses in the dark side of the supernatural, making evil seem like goodness, thus turning the Kingdom of God, Aveinu, Yeshua and the Ruach Ha Kodesh into some sort of evil entity in the eyes of an unsuspecting public. One of the many facets of the New Age realm is to get people acquainted with the gods of the New Age. These gods (spelled with a small ‘g’ on purpose) are nothing but the fallen angels of old, and their offspring, the spirits of the Nephilim, also known as demons. One way that the New Age advocates the introduction of mankind to these entities is by the use of hallucinogenic drugs. Remember, that the New Age believes that the old ways of the shaman and witch doctor are really the true ways to enlightenment. So, if those individuals are using natural hallucinogenic drugs to meet with these supposed “ascended masters,” “spirit guides,” or whatever name that they ascribe to these fallen angels and demons, then they will endorse them (the drugs) wholeheartedly.

It would probably not be a surprise to anyone that I pick up and read UFO Magazine when it hits the newsstands. In the May 2007 issue there was a very interesting article which I will pull excerpts from. I’m going to pull the information from the article for a reason that really clicks with this article about modern society mimicking the Days of Noah. The article is titled, “There’s a Door in Your Head, Part II: Meetings with Ancient Teachers of Mankind.” The authors are; Dr. Bob and Zohara Hieronimus. In the article they talk extensively about a book titled: “Supernatural Meetings with Ancient Teachers of Mankind,” authored by Graham Hancock; (The Disinformation Company, 2006). The excerpts of the book that we will note deal with Mr. Hancock’s ingestion of a compound called by DMT by researchers, but known to the indigenous people of the Amazon as “ayahuasca,” he talks extensively about ingesting the compound and creatures that he sees during those times of altered states.

There is a sense of being plunged into a completely convincing parallel world. Initially you see swirling geometric patterns, very regularly repeated, and then you have a sense of breaking through into an absolute other reality where you meet beings. Sometimes these beings look like fairies or elves or grays as we call them today. Very often they are part animal/part human in form.

“For example, I saw a creature that had the head of a crocodile and the body of a human being. I saw a creature that was part jaguar and part human. Everybody in the world who drinks ayahuasca – and doesn’t matter where they are – they can be in a western city or they can be in the heart of the Amazon, they are going to see serpents. And these serpents are not just like ordinary everyday serpents.”

“They are often gigantic, absolutely huge, and they communicate with you. I know how nuts this sounds, but I am simply reporting the experience: that there is a sense of communication, of dealing with an intelligent entity, that has something to teach you. Fortunately, a lot of good scientific work has been done on this.”

“Dr. Benny Shanon, who is the professor of psychiatry at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, has personally drunk ayahuasca more than 300 times himself. I have only drunk it 18 times so far. He has compared the experiences of hundreds and hundreds of people from all over the world who have drunk ayahuasca.” “All of them meet these serpents, and, in fact, they meet a particular entity who takes the form of a serpent. She is thought of as the ayahuasca spirit. She projects deep concern with the state of the environment into the minds of those who drink ayahuasca, and a feeling of love and concern for humanity as a whole.”

Fairies, Elves and ETs

It could be the discovery of psychoactive plants that enables these encounters with the “ancient teachers of mankind” that was the catalyst for the great leap forward in human evolution that took place about 35,000 years ago. The spirit entities that appear in the vision-induced cave art as well as in the ayahuasca visions very frequently appear in a form that is part animal and part human.

The technical term for such creatures is therianthropes, from the Greek therion, which means wild beast and anthropos which means man. Although this is the most common form in which spirits are encountered by shamans, less well known is the fact that it was an extremely common form in which fairies were encountered in the Middle Ages: part animal and part human.

“This brings us to the case of UFO abductees,” explains Hancock. “Very often the being who later shape-shifts or transforms into a Gray first appears in animal form or in part animal/part human form.” Another connection between the three different categories of beings: spirits, fairies and elves, and aliens is that all of them abduct human beings. “Everybody knows that this is a keynote of the alien-abduction experience, but again if we go back to the Middle Ages we find that that’s what fairies and elves did all the time.

“They would abduct people, and when those people came back they had missing time. Spirits continuously abduct shamans, and very typically the shamans’ first encounter with the spirit world takes the form of a forcible abduction.”

“Third, interbreeding between these entities and humans is very commonly reported amongst the alien abductees. Again, this happened repeatedly with the beings that were called fairies and elves in the Middle Ages and that happens repeatedly with shamans and the spirit beings that they encounter. Many shamans I know believe that they have a lover in the spirit world and they even have hybrid children in the spirit world who are part human and part spirit. That experience is shared by UFO abductees today……

DMT = ET?

Also added into the mix is the work of psychiatrist Rick Strassman, MD, the first scientist in the United States for more than twenty years to be given permission by the federal government to work with human volunteers and hallucinogens. He gave DMT (dimethyltryptamine) to a large number of volunteers over a period of eight or nine years during the 1990’s. When given by injection, DMT plunges you almost instantly into a deeply altered state of consciousness.

Typically the person who has taken DMT falls silent. They don’t seem to be registering the everyday world very closely, and that’s because their consciousness has gone on an extraordinary journey. “What was really amazing,” continues Hancock, “was that Rick Strassman’s volunteers all began to report encounters and teaching and experiences with beings and entities during their altered states of consciousness. These beings and entities were recognizably the same across the whole range of volunteers.”

Strassmen theorized that the receiver wavelength of his volunteers’ brains was being returned by DMT and they were gaining genuine access to other dimensions of reality and to the beings that inhabit those dimensions. “Because those dimensions are real,” repeats Hancock, “although not normally accessible to us or our instruments.”….

So, why did I include the text of the article in UFO Magazine?? I did it simply to show that people are currently taking hallucinogenic drugs to purposefully communicate with malevolent entities. The title of the article in UFO Magazine is “There’s a Door In Your Head,” and it couldn’t have been more aptly titled. We saw earlier how people can talk without actually saying anything. We can talk by our actions. The fallen angels and demons that inhabit the unseen world are all interlopers; hoping and praying that they will be able to enter the life of someone; hoping that it will happen by any means. When a person takes mind altering drugs they pretty well put up a sign above them that announces, “vacancy” to all the malevolent entities that want a home, or at the very least, a life to attach themselves to.

So why do such a thing on purpose? Well, perhaps at first it is out of curiosity. Everyone has some need to know the unknown. But that is just what happens in the next step. Curiosity turns into the need to know the unknown because a person who knows what others do not know get a sense of power. The spirit of “power” is a very high principality. Power is just about the highest rung on the lust ladder. If a person had all the money in the world they would not be satisfied. Rich people always seem to lose their love for money after a while, and they then lust for power, and after they get power, they lust for absolute power. They’d never admit it, but their ultimate goal is a sort of godhood because power and ultimate power demand respect from all that are under them. In essence, pride is the sum of the equation in these matters. It is a weakness of the flesh that we live in. It is doled out by Satan who himself is the quintessential king of pride.

It was no different before the great deluge in Genesis. The fallen angels knew that if they gave mankind a way to enter the spiritual realm through drugs, mankind would aspire to gain back on its own what it had lost because of the fall of Adam and Chava. In the Garden of Eden, Chava fell for the lie of Satan who told her that if she ate the fruit, she would be like Elohim because she would then know good from evil. She ate so that she could be like Elohim and so that she could gain knowledge. The fallen angels went to the antediluvian women first because the thirst for knowledge and power still appealed to women of that day. Then, just like in the Garden, the men followed suit.

Summary

So we see that the words, or should I say the prophecy of Yeshua is ringing true yet again. We are in the last days and we can see that, simply by looking at how our society parallels the society on earth before the flood of Noah’s time. The search for forbidden knowledge is just too hard a temptation for mankind to pass up. Individuals, and even governments, in an attempt to gain that power will do incredibly stupid things to obtain that power. But people forget that nothing of temporal value is given out for free; everything has a price. The price for opening up oneself to fallen angels and demons is possession by demons and the loss of one’s free will. Making deals with the devil ALWAYS leads to slavery, destruction and death.

Yes, that’s right folks, there is nothing new under the sun. Mankind is hopelessly stupid and he’s going to repeat history yet again. It’s not that mankind can’t learn from his mistakes; he refuses to learn. In each vain attempt to do things his way, mankind acts like it can pull some imaginary trump card on Yahweh; sort of like a child that thinks he or she has found a new way to outwit their parent. Yahweh promised that he would never again destroy the world with a flood of water. This time he’ll let mankind come close to destroying itself. The things that Yahweh brings upon the world during the Tribulation Period, I feel won’t be necessarily be snap judgments by Yahweh, but instead, He’ll just be letting go of what He’s been holding back all of these years. Scripture clearly says that the wages of sin is death. Yahweh has been gracious for thousands of years, holding back the penalty of mankind’s rebellion, but that will soon change.

Now, I wouldn’t bring you up to this point in this article without offering some hope. That hope is that you can come out of the stupidity of mankind. You can become a new creation through Yeshua Ha Mashiach (Jesus the Messiah). You can make sure that you won’t have to make deals with Satan, who’s only a created being. You can stop your endless thoughts of worry, thinking that you might not be in a good place for eternity. Simply by asking Yeshua into your heart and to become Lord of your life you can have peace and bliss, yes, even during that time of Revelation when men are begging Yahweh to kill them, you’ll have peace and contentment. Having a relationship with Yahweh through Yeshua assures that. It’s free too; Yeshua paid the price for you; such a deal!! Go to our page that describes how to get a free and eternal life. I hope that this article has been educational and thought provoking and I pray that Yahweh will bless everyone who reads it with peace and contentment through Yeshua.

David Ben Yakov

By David Ben Yakov

© 2007 David Ben Yakov / Delusion Resistance

 

 

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU READ THE ARTICLES IN THIS SERIES IN THE FOLLOWING SUCCESSION:

1. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – THE SONS OF GOD AND THE NEPHILIM – Click on the link to the left.

2. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – GENE MANIPULATION IN THE ANTEDILUVIAN WORLD – Click on the link to the left.

3. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – THE ANTEDILUVIAN HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA – Click on the link to the left.

4. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – BIRTH CONTROL AND PLANNED PARENTHOOD – Click on the link to the left.

5. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – GLOBAL WARMING – Click on the link to the left.
6. IN THE DAYS OF NOAH – PSYCHEDELIC DRUGS – SPIRITUAL JOURNEYS – Click on the link to the left

7. THE ARTICLE ON THIS PAGE

 


 

LEGEND: Normal Text, Biblical Text, Extra-Biblical Text, Secular Text

 

THE PREMISE:

In this series of articles we have been looking at one scripture and we’ve then been examining what the ramifications of the words of Yeshua are concerning His warning. The scripture we have been looking is as follows:

And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. Luke 17:26

So far, we’ve seen in our study, that the days of Noah (Noe) had many parallels to our modern time in history. We saw that some rebellious angels left their heavenly estate and cohabitated with human woman and that the result of that union was what was known as the Nephilim. We also examined some extra-biblical texts; namely the book of Enoch, Jubilees and the Genesis Apocryphon and saw that they confirm the history where the angels are concerned as well as their offspring, the Nephilim. We also looked at the modern day Nephilim in the manner of them residing in genetically produced shells that some refer to as aliens or extraterrestrials.

We’ve also looked at what appears to be scripture as well as references from Jubilees and Jasher that show that the angels taught, among other things, the practice of gene manipulation to mankind. We now have a clear understanding of where the ancients got their many strange gods, such as the unicorn, the minotaur, the centaur and other oddities. They were stories passed down from the antediluvian period. We then saw how genetic manipulation is nothing but that practice revived in our modern day.

Thirdly, we looked at scripture and became aware that homosexuality and same-sex marriage really aren’t anything new, but were quite the norm before Noah’s flood that destroyed the world.

Fourth, we looked at birth control, and how it existed in the antediluvian world and is being repeated in our modern society.

Fifth, we looked at the climate of earth before the flood, and how our modern climate might become similar to that time.

Sixth, we looked at drug abuse on antediluvian earth, and how it was used for magical purposes. We examined how modern times parallel the former things. Just as it says in Ecclesiastes; “There is nothing new under the sun.”

Now we will look at the rebellion that occurred during the antediluvian times and see how it parallels our modern times.

What Do The Ancient Texts Tell Us?

As we’ve mentioned before, the Biblical texts are pretty vague about the antediluvian world. There are hints here and there about conditions, but nothing quite clear; no history is really mentioned. There are some people, including myself who would like to know more about the times in which these things happened. There are some well known books that talk a little about the history of these times, as that history has been passed down by tradition and in writings. A couple of these books are the writings of Josephus and also that of Philo; both historians of a high caliber. These two writers are accepted by both Jews and Christians alike and they are referred to in many works.

Another book that receives less recognition is the book of Enoch. It was revered by the Jewish community, from about 400 BCE till about 400 CE, as being a historical book. When it was omitted from canon by the Council of Nicea, its support waned and gradually its popularity fell by the wayside. The Book of Judah, found in the Brit Hadasha, chapter 1, verses 6-7, refers to Enoch. Judah account about the fallen angels of Genesis and how they are punished. Chapter 1:14-15 gives a direct quote from the book of Enoch. So if Judah, the brother of Yeshua thought Enoch worthy enough to quote from, perhaps we should see it worthy of some attention. Helping the Book of Enoch’s cause is the fact that it has been found in the Dead Sea Scrolls. So in this author’s opinion, I see it as worthwhile for one to use some of the extra-biblical books to enforce scripture. Again, this should be done only if two things occur with the use of those books. The books and their content MUST bear witness with what is written in scripture, and they must bear witness to the Ruach Ha Kodesh, and His ministry in the Body of Christ. The Book of Enoch, the Book of Jared, the Book of Jubilees and the Testament of The Patriarchs all seem to follow that course. As far as I can tell, the others (non canonical books) are perversions of the truth, or at best just embellished stories.

What Is Rebellion Anyway?

Since this part of the “In The Days of Noah” series is about rebellion in the antediluvian world and its reemergence in the of human history that we are living now, it seems proper that we look at the word “rebellion” in its Biblical definition and then in a present day definition. It is very important to know what we are talking about and how it is defined in the time that the Bible was written and today too. We cannot know of the ills of the preflood world if we don’t know that they are ills to begin with. Yahweh hates rebellion with a white hot anger. He hates sin too, but sin is a result of rebellion. If you want to know how Yahweh feels about rebellion just look at a passage in Isaiah chapter 13:

Howl! for the Day of Yahweh is at hand, destruction coming from Shaddai. This is why every arm will hang limp and everyone’s courage melt away. They will be gripped by panic, seized with pain and agony, writhing like a woman in labor, looking aghast at each other, faces aflame. Here comes the Day of Yahweh, full of cruelty, rage and hot fury to desolate the earth and destroy the sinners in it. For the stars, the constellations in the sky, will no longer give their light; the sun will be dark when it rises; and the moon will no longer shine.

I will punish the world for its evil and the wicked for their iniquity. I will end the arrogance of the proud and humble the insolence of tyrants. I will make humans rarer than gold, scarcer than Ofir’s pure gold. This is why I will make the  heavens tremble, and the earth will be shaken from its place at the wrath of Yahweh Tzva’ot [LORD of Hosts] Isaiah 13:6-13

We know that Yahweh hates sin and rebellion mainly because he is contrary to those things. When Adam and Chava sinned they were kicked out of the Garden of Eden and all of mankind fell. We read Yahweh’s thoughts about rebelliousness in a passage of scripture in 1 Samuel:

For rebellion is like the sin of spirit of divination [witchcraft], Defiance, like the iniquity of teraphim [Idols consulted for oracles]. Because you have rejected the LORD’s command He has rejected you as king. 1 Samuel 15:23

These words were spoken by the prophet Samuel to King Saul after he had conquered a city, but didn’t obey Yahweh’s commands of what to do with the spoils of the city. Yahweh told Saul that nothing was to be taken out of the city after it was conquered, but the Israelite army looted the city and walked away with the spoils. Because of this Saul lost his anointing that day and the anointing was given to David. Wanting to know the actual meaning of the word for “rebellion” in the passage in 1 Samuel I looked up the word and yielded the following result:

Rebellion: (Strongs 4784) mĕriy  

1) rebellion a) rebellion b) rebellious (in construct)

Knowing that rebellion actually means rebellion might sound like a trivial thing to accomplish, but we must know the correct context of the scripture. There are times when words that have been translated into English from Hebrew in the scripture have different or accentuated meanings when they are researched. With this knowledge in place, I made the decision to look up the word “rebellion” in the online Merriam Webster dictionary. The following results were obtained:

Main Entry: re·bel·lion
 
Pronunciation: \ri-bel-yən\
 
Function: noun
 
Date: 14th century
1: opposition to one in authority or dominance 2 a: open, armed, and usually unsuccessful defiance of or resistance to an established government b: an instance of such defiance or resistance

Now that we have an expanded definition or “rebellion” we can understand a little better what rebellion toward Yahweh really mean. The act of sin is rebellion toward Yahweh. It just isn’t a minor infraction, like running a stop sign is compared to premeditated murder is under the law of the land. All sin is rebellion, an opposition to Yahweh, whether we intended to sin or not. Picture a very large magnet with the positive side pointing down. Now picture a tiny magnet with the positive side pointing up. The little magnet thinks that it’s positive side is powerful, but in comparison to the large magnet its power is insignificant. As it tries to assert its authority against the large magnet it is repelled away. Sin acts in a very similar manner. It is the pride of mankind that tries to assert itself against the holiness and majesty of Yahweh and as definition two of “rebellion” states, a usually unsuccessful defiance or or resistance, toward Yahweh.

Ever since I was a young child I had been close to my cousin, the son of my dad’s brother. Through the years our rebellion toward Yahweh brought us even closer to each other. We fished together, hung out together and abused drugs together. In 1979 Yahweh finally got through my hard heart and after a series of events that showed me how much of a scumbag I really was occurred I listened to my friend Arthur and came to faith in Yeshua. My cousin didn’t know what to think of this big change and he would ask me questions constantly about my new faith. I answered the best that I could all of his questions. One of the questions that he asked me was about sin. He asked me about the degrees of sin and I explained to him that it really didn’t work that way. I told him that in Yahweh’s eyes a shoplifter was just as guilty as a serial murderer. What I tried to convey to my cousin is that when we break a human law we are told that we don’t have the best of character because we broke THE law. In this, it is conveyed that of the whole scope of the law, we broke one aspect; but what we did by breaking even a little law is that we broke THE law. Humanity breaks laws down in the manner that it finds crimes detestable. Stealing a pen isn’t as serious as burglary which isn’t as serious as murder according to our way of reckoning things. But, we still broke the law because the law is seen to be an entity with many parts, sort of like a body.

If we take things a step farther we will want to see what the definition of witchcraft is because it will clarify some of what this article is trying to convey. According to The Occult Dictionary, witchcraft is:

Witchcraft: The practice of spells and magick, often involving the worship of many deities or a supreme god and/or goddess.

What is the practice of spells and magick? Well, in modern terms it is certain incantations and practices that the witch believes will summon the forces of nature so as to to the bidding of the witch. Witches in conventional times try to break up the practice or witchcraft into two or more subsets; the major ones being white witches and black witches. According to them, white witches are good witches because they try to cast spells to bring love and such while black witches do the same to bring about malevolence against the person that they cast the spells and magick against. In either case, they ignore what Yahweh said because he told Israel:

You shall not let live a sorceress. Torah Exodus 22:18 JPS

So we have seen how in the Mosaic covenant rebellion is described and Yahweh tells us what His will is about sin, iniquity and rebellion. His feelings are also enforced in the Messianic Covenant as echoed by Paul the Apostle:

And it is perfectly evident what the old nature does. It expresses itself in sexual immorality, impurity and indecency; involvement with the occult and with drugs; in feuding, fighting, becoming jealous and getting angry; in selfish ambition, factionalism, intrigue and envy; in drunkenness, orgies and things like these. I warn you you now as I have warned you before : those who do such things will have no share in the Kingdom of God!

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility, self control. Nothing in the Torah stands against such things. Moreover, those who belong to the Messiah Yeshua have put their old nature to death on the stake, along with its passions and desires. Since it is through the Spirit that we have Life, let it also be through the Spirit that we order our lives day by day. Galatians 5:19-23 JNTP

We see here that Paul expands the sin of rebellion a lot more than the scripture in 1 Samuel. All of the things that are explained above have their roots in rebellion and are manifestations of rebellion. This is summed up by John in one of his epistles:

Because all the things of the world – the desires of the old nature, the desires of the eyes, and the pretensions of life – are not from the Father but from the world. 1 John 2:16

Okay, so we are asserting that if the words of Yeshua are true, then we should see a correlation between the conditions before the flood and our modern day world. But we need to take a little closer look at our modern world before we look at the world before the flood, or specifically the root of rebellion before the flood. Not a day goes by when we fail to see at least three or four indications of rebellion as they are described in Galatians. Sexual immorality abounds and the sad thing is that it has been around for so long that people today really don’t recognize it anymore. It has become the norm for society. Hardly anyone is pure or decent anymore and as a matter of fact it seems that people go out of their way to be impure and indecent. Whether it be on television, on the radio or television or just in daily life it seems like everyone is dirty and stained with sin. More and more people are reaching out to the occult; some to it’s seemingly minor aspects like horoscopes and fortune cookies, through the medium aspects like Ouija Boards and séances and the hardcore stuff like consulting mediums and even outright worship of nature or the gods of nature.

In case you haven’t noticed, drug abuse is pandemic in our society and this society has changed things around a little, labeling drug experimenting and addiction as a sickness instead of a sin. The airwaves of television are littered with programs about crime. It seems like feuding and fighting are laughed at and looked at with intrigue everywhere you good and everywhere you look. Jealousy is rampant and it isn’t just relational jealousy anymore, but it is jealousy of just about anything that someone else has. Anger permeates our society resulting in personal crimes over even the stupidest of things that a generation ago would not have angered anyone. Selfishness abounds like never before and if anyone does good they do it for self image, not because it is the right thing to do. People are breaking into factions religiously, racially and politically and these things are sitting on a powder keg that could explode at any minute. All of these things are indicators of the age that we live in.

However a good argument could be made that these things have existed in one form or another all throughout history. This is a valid argument. Our human nature is a sin nature and sin is what sinners do the best. So how in the world would rebellion, which seems to be natural in our sin nature differentiate our age from any other age when it comes to comparing our present time to The Days of Noah? There is one element that has been left out of the equation so far, that when we examine it, we will know that our age is equal to the age when the antediluvian fathers roamed the earth. That element is the element of willful sin and willful rebellion.

So how does willful rebellion differ from our inherited sinful nature? The simple answer to that question is that a person or group of persons knows the requirements of Yahweh and the restrictions or limits that He has set for mankind; and that person or persons strive to reject of offend the simple rules and regulations that He has set forth to make life on earth pleasant and palatable. A simple illustration would be owing money to the Internal Revenue Service. A person who has a lot of cares in this life could possibly forget to pay the IRS the money that they own and that was an honest mistake. In like manner, getting cut off by some moron on the freeway could cause a response to come from your lips that you didn’t mean to say; that is sin but not willful rebellion. Now, let’s say that a person is rebellious and they own the IRS for taxes and they make a conscious decision not to pay. The argue within themselves that they’re tired of paying taxes and that they’re so fed up that they will never pay taxes again. Or, what about the driver that cuts you off in traffic. You could let it slide and the matter would be forgotten, or you could follow him to his destination and get into a word argument which will turn into a physical altercation; this is a willful act; or as the law calls it, premeditated.

Willful Rebellion Before The Flood And During Noah’s Time:

Willful rebellion has been around since the very beginning; starting with Adam and Chava. At the beginning however, Adam and Chava didn’t have a sin nature; they were as the Bible says, beguiled:

 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. Genesis 3:13

The Hebrew word in this passage that is used for beguiled is Nasha’ and it means to be “deceived.” But was Chava really deceived, or was it willful rebellion? We must read the whole passage to see the whole story:

 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. Genesis 3:1-7

At this point in the history of all things Lucifer was a fallen being. In essence, he was the father of sin. Yahweh was clean in His instructions to both Adam and Chava telling them that their lives would change forever in a negative fashion if they ate of the fruit. Notice too that Chava had already gotten Yahweh’s message wrong because Yahweh never told them that they would die if they merely touched the tree. So Lucifer knew that Chava already had perverted Yahweh’s instructions which made her an easy mark. Just a few suggestions to her caused her to doubt Yahweh’s instructions and she was enticed to eat of the fruit of the tree.

Nobody really knows that went through Adam’s mind before he ate the fruit. Many people speculate a variety of different scenarios. Some think that he knew that Chava was doomed and he loved her so much that he sacrificed eternity to be with her and her misery. That is a lovely speculation and perhaps it is true. But perhaps he surmised that Chava had eaten the fruit and she was still standing there, not dead and he blew off Yahweh’s warning and ate of that fruit. In either case they both realized that they were naked, and they knew that being naked was wrong so they tried to hide their nakedness. This proves quite clearly that even without Yahweh’s Laws spelled out, that there is some sort of base instinct built within all of us that knows basic right from wrong; leaving us without excuse.

The next story has more than one example of willful disobedience told in its text:

And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD. And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering: But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him. And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him. And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper? And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground. Genesis 4:3-10

It is interesting that both Cain and Abel thought to present a sacrifice to Yahweh. This has to mean that at some point Yahweh instructed Adam and his descendants that sacrifice was necessary in order to please Elohim. We do not know if Yahweh sat them down, much like He did to Moshe to give them covenant instructions; but they somehow knew about sacrifice. Sacrifice is denoted by giving up or away something that is dear to you. To a herdsman it would be a prize sheep, which is what Abel offered to Yahweh.

Cain on the other hand offered fruit of the ground. Notice that it came from the ground; not a tree, but the ground. Remember also that the ground was cursed by Yahweh. If there had been instruction about correct sacrifice, which there probably was, then Yahweh would have told was was acceptable and what was not. If, like in the Torah, instruction was given to bring to sacrifice a lamb without spot or wrinkle then, if Cain was going to honor Yahweh, he could have asked his brother for a lamb or could have bartered for one. Instead, he offered a cursed crop from a cursed land as a sacrifice to El Elyon. It would be equivalent to someone offering a pig for sacrifice in the Temple of Yahweh.

Cain did not stop there however. After Yahweh rejected his offering, he got mad at Yahweh and ultimately, his anger caused a jealous anger and that caused him to murder his brother. Willful disobedience always leads to destruction.

Looking at Biblical history, it would seem that rebellion was not a widespread problem. We read of  personal accounts, like the one with Cain but we don’t see it mentioned concerning the other sons and daughters of Adam and Chava. Perhaps this is because the others were not main players in the story. Adam and Chava had another son which they named Seth and Seth had a son that he named Enosh. Something very interesting happens during the time of Enosh as we read below:

And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD. Genesis 4:26

At first glance it appears that this is akin to a revival because the text says that men began to call upon the name of Yahweh. However a simple word study reveals that the opposite was true.

The first word that we come to is the word “Began” which in Hebrews is:

BEGAN: chalal  חלל Strongs H2490

1) to profane, defile, pollute, desecrate, begin

a) (Niphal)

1) to profane oneself, defile oneself, pollute oneself

a) ritually

b) sexually

2) to be polluted, be defiled

b) (Piel)

1) to profane, make common, defile, pollute

2) to violate the honour of, dishonour

3) to violate (a covenant)

4) to treat as common

c) (Pual) to profane (name of God)

It’s pretty clear to see that the translators of the King James Version of the Bible didn’t get this word right when they translated the Bible into English. There were revivals before the flood, but what the writer of Genesis is telling us is that profanity started during the days of Enosh. This translation works better because the first few chapters of Genesis relate to a fallen condition of mankind, not a return to Yahweh.

But what about the Hebrew word for “call?” What does that really mean?

CALL: Qara; קָרָא  Strongs H7121

1) to call, call out, recite, read, cry out, proclaim

a) (Qal)

1) to call, cry, utter a loud sound

2) to call unto, cry (for help), call (with name of God)

3) to proclaim

4) to read aloud, read (to oneself), read

5) to summon, invite, call for, call and commission, appoint, call and endow

6) to call, name, give name to, call by

b) (Niphal)

1) to call oneself

2) to be called, be proclaimed, be read aloud, be summoned, be named

c) (Pual) to be called, be named, be called out, be chosen

So we see that this word means to call, cry out, call oneself or proclaim; pretty simple huh? However the next word helps us to understand clearly not only what the scripture is telling us, but the condition of mankind at this time in history.

Note should be taken to stress that the term “upon the name” is not quite correct. In this scripture there is no word for “upon the” mentioned. Hence, the scripture should read:

Chalal Qara Shem which reads in English “profane call name.”

We’re starting to see a freaky thing developing before the flood, “In The Days of Noah.” Let’s look at some of the ways that these words could be put together to see the condition of humankind before the flood:

  • Then Men profanely called the name of the Lord

  • Then men called as common the name of the Lord (used in cursing as explicative)

  • Then men desecrated calling name of the Lord

  • Then men profanely called themselves the name of the Lord

Of course we have to look at the meaning of the word “profane” to get the full impact of what happened during the days of Enosh. The Merriam Webster dictionary defines “profane” in the following manner:

pro·fane

verb \prō-fān, prə-\ transitive verb

1: to treat (something sacred) with abuse, irreverence, or contempt : desecrate
2: to debase by a wrong, unworthy, or vulgar use

We see all of these things today; people using the name of Yeshua or Yahweh to curse people, to stress importance by using Yahweh’s name in vain or of using His name as a common way of taking an oath that they don’t really mean.

From time to time I like to use some extrabiblical books as historical references; much like pastors and theologians use the works of Josephus and Philo for historical clarity. There are four historical books that were revered by the Jewish theologians of Yeshua’s time that I like to cite from: Enoch 1; The Book of Jubilees; The Testament of the Patriarchs and The Book of Jared.

The Book of Jared examines in more detail the people of Enosh’s time; their ways and how Yahweh tried to deal with their rebellion:

And Seth lived one hundred and five years, and he begat a son; and Seth called the name of his son Enosh, saying, Because in that time the sons of men began to multiply, and to afflict their souls and hearts by transgressing and rebelling against God. And it was in the days of Enosh that the sons of men continued to rebel and transgress against God, to increase the anger of the Lord against the sons of men. And the sons of men went and they served other gods, and they forgot the Lord who had created them in the earth: and in those days the sons of men made images of brass and iron, wood and stone, and they bowed down and served them. And every man made his god and they bowed down to them, and the sons of men forsook the Lord all the days of Enosh and his children; and the anger of the Lord was kindled on account of their works and abominations which they did in the earth. And the Lord caused the waters of the river Gihon to overwhelm them, and he destroyed and consumed them, and he destroyed the third part of the earth, and notwithstanding this, the sons of men did not turn from their evil ways, and their hands were yet extended to do evil in the sight of the Lord. Jared 2:2-6

So Jared pretty well sums up how mankind in the days of Enosh rebelled against Yahweh. Not only did they profane His name with their words, but with all of their actions and every intent of their hearts.

I have heard people say that these things happened many years before “the Days of Noah,” because Noah was last in the line of the antediluvian patriarchs. A careful study of birthdates and death dates shows however that Noah was alive during the days of Enosh and vise versa. Enosh was born circa the year 235 and he died in the year 1140. Noah was born in the year 1056 so he had 84 years to get to know Enosh. Summing it up, 84 years of Enosh’s life were in “The Days of Noah.”

In the days of Jared angels known as Watchers came down to earth. Some came to help mankind so that mankind could walk in righteousness before Yahweh but for the most part they were ignored. The anthesis to the good watchers was the fallen watchers; the beings that Genesis chapter six calls “the sons of God.” We know them to be fallen angels. We discussed these beings, and their offspring, the Nephilim in the first article of this series.

One of the deeds that the “sons of God” did was that they brought forbidden knowledge and introduced it to mankind. There was various types of “technology” that they introduced, ranging from beauty enhancements for women, to the study and practice of magic and also the implements of warfare.

In our current day we see the same sort of thing. I don’t that it was by accident that sudden burst of technological wonders that we have seen in the past seventy years “just happened,” but was introduced again by fallen angels intent on debasing mankind and drawing away many souls by appealing to “the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life.” All of these thing add to the rebellion of humankind against Yahweh and allow Satan inroads into the lives of everyone who forsakes Yahweh for the pleasures of this life.

In another article of this series we studied how in the years before the flood mankind was actually involved in genetic manipulation of species and between species. The odd creatures mentioned in Greek and Roman mythology, in my estimation, are not the inventions of some imaginative Greek philosophers, but are probably embedded memories of events before Noah’s flood.

Seeing Parallels Through Scripture:

We can see that history is again repeating itself and we find ourselves hearing the words of Solomon who stated in Ecclesiastes:

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us. There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after. Ecclesiastes 1:9-11

Mankind is in rebellion toward Yahweh and as each day comes it seems like the rebellion grows larger; willful rebellion with intent that is hell-bent on perverting each and every thing that Yahweh gave to mankind. The Apostles talked about these things in their writings. Before we cite some of their prophecies, let me state one thing. If we can read the words that Yahweh gave to us in the way of commandments and life’s lessons of what not to do, we can pretty well assume that the things that he warns us not to do were committed in the antediluvian world and if so, then when Yeshua told us that at His return the world would resemble the days just before the flood we can get a good picture of the days to come, and even our current day:

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as their’s also was. 2 Timothy 3:1-9

And of course, Romans chapter one talks about rebellion. Read it, remembering that there is nothing new under the sun; and all things that are done were done before:

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. Romans 1:18-32

The last verse of Romans says something interesting and so truthful when it comes to rebellion. It states that those who are rebellions know that there is a penalty yet they mock Yahweh by continuing to sin and they even have pleasure when other people rebel in like manner. This was the society before the flood, in Noah’s time and it the state of our society today.

Preaching And Revival In Both Epoch’s:

Yahweh is always faithful to never leave us hanging without help or hope of redemption. In every society, in every city, every nation and all around the world; wherever there is oppressive darkness there is an individual, or a group of people who shed light in that darkness. Today we see that in so many ways. Churches are alive in all nations on earth. Even when we’re not able to gather lawfully, believers in Yeshua meet to uphold each other and pray for Yahweh’s will to be accomplished. There is always one voice crying out in the wilderness; whether it be in a prison, on a street corner or on the television or radio.

Many people are surprised to find out that there was an evangelist that preached during the antediluvian times. This man was Noah’s great-grandfather, Enoch. Here is an account from the Book of Jubilees that talks about the ministry of Enoch:

And Adam knew Eve his wife and she bare yet nine sons.

And in the fifth week of the fifth jubilee [225-31 A.M.] Seth took Azûrâ his sister to be his wife, and in the fourth (year of the sixth week) [235 A.M.] she bare him Enos.

He began to call on the name of the Lord on the earth. (profane the name of the Lord)

And in the seventh jubilee in the third week [309-15 A.M.] Enos took Nôâm his sister to be his wife, and she bare him a son in the third year of the fifth week, and he called his name Kenan.

And at the close of the eighth jubilee [325, 386-3992 A.M.] Kenan took Mûalêlêth his sister to be his wife, and she bare him a son in the ninth jubilee, in the first week in the third year of this week, [395 A.M] and he called his name Mahalalel.

And in the second week of the tenth jubilee [449-55 A.M.] Mahalalel took unto him to wife Dinah, the daughter of Barakiel the daughter of his father’s brother, and she bare him a son in the third week in the sixth year, [461 A.M.] and he called his name Jared, 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.

And in the eleventh jubilee [512-18 A.M.] Jared took to himself a wife, and her name was Baraka, the daughter of Râsûjâl, a daughter of his father’s brother, in the fourth week of this jubilee, [522 A.M.] and she bare him a son in the fifth week, in the fourth year of the jubilee, and he called his name Enoch.

And he was the first among men that are born on earth who learnt writing and knowledge and wisdom and who wrote down the signs of heaven according to the order of their months in a book, that men might know the seasons of the years according to the order of their separate months.

And he was the first to write a testimony and he testified to the sons of men among the generations of the earth, and recounted the weeks of the jubilees, and made known to them the days of the years, and set in order the months and recounted the Sabbaths of the years as we made (them), known to him.

And what was and what will be he saw in a vision of his sleep, as it will happen to the children of men throughout their generations until the day of judgment; he saw and understood everything, and wrote his testimony, and placed the testimony on earth for all the children of men and for their generations.

And in the twelfth jubilee, [582-88] in the seventh week thereof, he took to himself a wife, and her name was Edna, the daughter of Danel, the daughter of his father’s brother, and in the sixth year in this week [587 A.M.] she bare him a son and he called his name Methuselah.

And he was moreover with the angels of God these six jubilees of years, and they showed him everything which is on earth and in the heavens, the rule of the sun, and he wrote down everything.

And he testified to the Watchers, who had sinned with the daughters of men; for these had begun to unite themselves, so as to be defiled, with the daughters of men, and Enoch testified against (them) all. Jubilees 4:1-13

A good read of the book Enoch 1 shows that Enoch was responsible for at least two revivals upon the earth during his ministry years. At one point the book states that he won over almost all of the people (humans) on earth for Yahweh; however they would soon lapse back into sin and rebellion. Enoch was so popular, and he had such a wonderful relationship with Yahweh that the fallen angels asked him to intercede for them before Yahweh. Yahweh’s answer was not  favorable in their behalf and he condemned them to Tartarus.

Summary:

So we have seen that when Yeshua told us in his discourse in Matthew 24; that when He will return, the state of affairs on earth will be just like in The Days of Noah. We have seen in other articles how this applies to things like the Return of The Nephilim; Gene manipulation; same sex marriage and homosexuality; planned parenthood; global warming and drug abuse. In this article we have seen how rebellion toward Yahweh reigned before the Flood of Noah’s Time and how it is reigning now and it will get much worse before it gets better.

Yeshua told us these things so that we could see the signs of the times. While the events and the condition of society are not easily knowable through study of Biblical Canon, they are quite understandable if we use the extrabiblical books that the Jews revered during the time of Yeshua. While they are extrabiblical now there is good evidence to believe that they were held to be scripture during the time of Yeshua. They have all been found to some degree in the Dead Sea Scrolls; so if the Essenes thought it worthwhile to study them then perhaps we should use them to fill in some of the gaps where Biblical knowledge is concerned.

The understanding of Scripture can only be accomplished with the aid of the Ruach Ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit) and I want to thank Him with all of my heart for giving me knowledge and understanding and allowing me to be able to put these things into a written format for many to understand. To El Elyon be the Glory!

David Ben Yakov