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The manifestation of the sons of God


God told the serpent in the garden that the seed of the woman and his seed would be at enmity (Genesis 3:15). This established the principle of two lines of people. Adam and Eve initially had two sons - Cain and Abel (Genesis 4). Cain killed Abel, and was replaced with Seth (Genesis 5:1-3). The next verse answers critics of the Bible and indicates Adam and Eve also had other children. So if Adam and Eve had other children, what made Seth special. Cain and Abel became representatives throughout the ages of good and evil (1John 3:8-12). Ever since then there have been two basic categories of people - the good and evil, or the righteous and sinners, or believers and unbelievers, or the saved and the lost, or the church and the world. In the Old Testament it was Israel and Gentiles. This is what the genealogies of Genesis 4-6 are talking about. Genesis 6:1-5 does not say angels married women and had children:

1. Genesis 6:4 – giants: nephiyl (were famous, tall, and strong, but not supernatural – were

men

a. only other place Numbers 13:33 (after the flood)

b. נְפִיל nᵉphîyl, nef-eel'; or נְפִל nᵉphil; from H5307; properly, a feller, i.e. a bully or

tyrant:—giant.

c. Gesenius – the etymology of this word is uncertain; it means excellent, noble,

skillful; I prefer with the Hebrew interpreters falling on, attacking

d. all other times giant or giants appears in KJV

1. always rapha (Rephaim) - giant (17 times), Rephaim (8 times)

a. casting down, throwing down

b. hero, champion, giant

2. Deuteronomy 2:9-11 & 20 – Ar of Moab (Emims or Anakims)

3. Deuteronomy 3:11 & 13, Joshua 12:4, Josh – Bashan

4. Joshua 15:8 – valley of giants north of Hinnom valley (just outside of Jerusalem to

south), Josh 18:16 – border of Bejamin

5. Joshua 17:15 – tribe of Joseph, land of Perizzites

2. Matthew 22:30 – in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but

are as the angels

3. Luke 24:39 – a spirit hath not flesh and bones

a. Genesis 1:11-25 – after his kind 10 times

b. Genesis 11-12 & 29 – seed in itself after his kind

c. How do angels who are spirits have human seed (DNA) after his kind in themselves?

4. Hebrews 1:7 & 14 – who maketh his angels spirits; are they not all ministering spirits

5. Hebrews 2:16 – the nature of angels not the seed of Abraham (flesh)

6. Angels only called sons of God in Job (1:6, 2:1, 38:7)

7. Christians called sons of God 6 times (John 1:12, Romans 8:14 & 19, Philippians 2:15, and

1John 3:1-2

8. Christians called children of God 9 times (Matthew 5:9, Luke 20:36, John 11:52, Romans

8:16 & 21, Romans 9:8, Galatians 3:26, 1John 3:10, 1John 5:2)

9. Jesus called God our Father 17 times

10. Luke 3:38 – Adam was son of God

11. John 11:52 - not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the

children of God that were scattered abroad

12. Acts 17:29 - we are the offspring of God

13. Many other giants (if giantism was caused by angels, then what about all the post-

flood giants? The Genesis 6 original line was destroyed in the flood. The others were

descendants of Noah. It is a genetic issue in man).

a. Rephaims (Hebrew – 17 times giants, 8 times)

b. Zuzims (Zamzummim?) – Genesis 14:5

c. Amorites – Numbers 13:29 (in context of vs 28-33), Amos 2:9-10 (like the height of

the cedars)

d. Anakims (Canaan) – Numbers 13:33, Deuteronomy 2:10-11 & 21, Deuteronomy 9:2,

Joshua 11:21-22 (Gath)

e. Emims (before Moab) – Genesis 14:5, Deuteronomy 2:9-11

f. Zamzummims (before Ammon) – Deuteronomy 2:20-21

g. Og king of Bashan – Deuteronomy 3:11-13, Joshua 12:4, Joshua 13:12

h. Valley of giants – Joshua 15:8, Joshua 18:16 (2Samuel 5:18 & 22, 2Samuel 23:13, Isaiah

17:5 – valley of Rephaim)

1. Perizzites and giants – Joshua 17:15

j. Philistines

1. Goliath – 1Samuel 17:4

2. Goliath’s 4 brothers

a. Ishbibenob – 2Samuel 21:16

b. Saph (Sippai) – 2Samuel 21:18

c. man w. 24 digits – 2Samuel 21:20

d. Lahmi – 1Chronicles 20:5

k. Egyptian 5 cubits high – 1Chronicles 11:23

l. like a giant – Job 16:14

m. archeological evidence

n. Robert Pershing Wadlow – 8’11’’

o. circus giants and others

14. better explanation is crossing the two lineages of righteous and evil which is

forbidden throughout scripture

a. Genesis 3:15 – thy seed and her seed

b. Genesis 4:25 – another seed instead of Abel whom Cain slew (Seth)

c. Genesis 12:7 – Abraham’s seed, Galatians 3:16 – thy seed which is Christ

d. Genesis 27:46-28:5, Genesis 34, Genesis 38, Exodus 23:28-33, Exodus 34:11-16,

Leviticus 21:13-15, Numbers 25, Numbers 33:55-56, Deueronomy 7:1-6, Deueronomy

21:10-13, Joshua 23:11-33, Judges 2:1-3, Judges 3:1-7, Judges 21, 1Kings 11, 1Kings

16:31, Ezra 9:1-10:44, Nehemiah 10:28-30, 13:1-3 and 23-27, Hosea 1-2, Malachi 2:11-

12

e. The New Testament teaches Christians to only marry Christians (1Cor 6:15-20,

1Cor 7:39, 2Cor 6:14-7:1, and James 4:4-5)

Romans 8 says that the true Christians are those who are filled with and led by the Holy Ghost. It also says that there is a time coming when the true children of God will be manifested (Romans 8:19-23). This is speaking of the second coming of Christ and the fulfillment of Revelation 19-21. However, there is another possible application of this passage. The Lord and the apostles warned repeatedly that there would be false disciples (Matthew 7:13-29, 2Corinthians 11:13-15, Galatians 1:6-9). What we see happening in the current political world is a reflection in some ways of what is happening in the spiritual world. The polarization of politics is making clear there are really only two sides, and who is on what side. The same thing is happening spiritually. It was always true, but it is becoming increasingly impossible to pretend we are on one side or the other, or that we are neutral. There is no such thing as neutral (Matthew 12:30). It will be manifested who the children of God and the imposters really are. So make your choice, and be clearly identified one way or the other. The hiding places are disappearing.


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