A favorite movie of mine is Father Goose. Cary Grant stars in this off-beat WWII comedy set in the South Pacific. Against his will Grant is coerced by the British Navy to go to a strategically placed, small island and report on Japanese aircraft movements. (Somewhere along the line, for comic relief, Leslie Caron and a boat load of school girls show up.)
Because the enemy can be tricky to identify and different aircraft would indicate different origins and objectives, the British Navy gave him a big poster of silhouettes of various Japanese aircraft. With this information he should be able to easily identify the bad guys from the good guys flying overhead- and then call in the type and number of enemy aircraft from his remote jungle hut to aid the allies. A generation or two later, military aircraft moved to stealth technology. Not too many years ago, at an airshow, I saw a new generation fighter. The super sleuth combination coating of Teflon and glass on streamlined fighters rendered them invisible to radar and, at least at that time, virtually undetectable.
Giants in Bible times were easily identifiable foes back in the day. The fact that they seem to be tied to cannibalism also made them very unattractive neighbors. Even in long remembered faery tales such as Jack and the Beanstalk, they sniff and say,“Fee Fi Foe Fum, I smell the blood of an English Man.!” After reading through this study, we may no longer think this a work of fiction! That giant met his comeuppance when the magic beanstalk was chopped down. As we learned in the previous post, only the body died.
Identification, Speculation and Guesswork:
In my fictional example of Father Goose, Cary Grant had previously been blissfully ignoring the effects of a World War happening all around him. He had thought he could skate by, operating on his own terms, doing his own thing on his own boat. He believed the machinations of the superpowers had nothing to do with him. Without warning, however, he was thrust into the fray and activated. He was suddenly required to rearrange his thinking, call upon all his skills for survival and protecting a bunch of goofy civilians…while falling in love with Leslie Caron. All this came as a side car to his primary directive of identification of the enemy in the air and physically engaging them before their escape was made.
Remember the original Matt. 24 chapter- Jesus is comparing the days of Noah to what will be occuing when it is time for him to return. Like our friends in Father Goose, the overcoming church needs to rapidly enlarge their thinking and consider there may be much more to overcome than is commonly, traditionally taught and preached. I am not necessarily tossing out any teaching of the coming Anti-Christ, but broadening the scope to say that there could be more chaos and drama occurring than previously anticipated. I’m not in any way trying to engender fear, only preparedness for the unexpected. I am especially concerned for this scenario within a 21st Century “Ecclesia” or church, which has largely discarded the need for or dependence upon on the power and person of the Holy Spirit.
I believe I stipulated that scripture says the fallen angels are in chains- however, the book of Enoch says only the 200 who were dallying with the easy earth girls so…not sure precisely what the picture may actually look like. With giants over time, in the cross-hairs around the world, I think it may be safe to at least consider the Nephilim may have changed their tactics, upgraded their technology, improved genetic modifications and gone into stealth mode til the time is right and an end-times, call to action is precisely timed.
In the past few posts we have covered seldom trod territory, tracing these Fallen angel-Nephilim roots and their progeny. We went back to the beginning, Pre-Creation and started with the rebellion, we tracked the sin of Adam and Eve which lost them their keys of dominion over the earth. We began exploring what happened to these demonic Nephilim offspring post Flood of Noah as King David finally eradicated them from his sphere of influence in the Holy Land.
Throughout the Gospels Jesus was regularly casting out demons prior to healing the sick. Please don’t miss the connection there- though technically they weren’t Christian’s they were acknowledging him as Messiah. There are a lot of Christians who truly believe that Christians cannot be bothered, at all, by demons. This springs from a faulty premise that any demonic issue is full blown POSSESSION. I would agree that a real believer cannot be possessed, as their spirit is possessed/owned by the Holy Spirit. However, as I have stated before, your mind, emotions and will (soul) and your body are easy pickings and we often give legal access- unthinkingly- for such action through our words, oaths, behaviors and lack of repentance or extending forgiveness. I speak to sick Christians regularly, who truly believe that the demonic can’t make someone sick, or crazy or forgetful or so tired they can’t get out of bed. What’s worse, is that they are in such agreement with this false teaching- that they won’t agree to receive prayer to fix the problem! But, I digress!
In this study in Matthew 24 that the Days of Noah may have a deeper, more sinister, meaning than commonly considered as we come to the precipice of the prophetic end-times.
Both Matthew 24 and the parallel passage in Luke 21 state in addition to various folks claiming to be Messiah, wars and rumors of same, signs in the heavens and seismic issues. There is also quite a bit of chat about those enduring to the end will be saved…that if the days were not shortened no flesh would survive and men’s hearts failing them for fear. Pretty sobering and no matter what your “rapture” paradigm is we may ought to think that life could begin to go dramatically sideways prior to that twinkling of an eye moment!
Dr. Chuck Missler is generally considered a pretty serious Bible scholar, a line upon line, precept upon precept teacher of the word. In his www.khouse.org archived newsletters from September 1997 I found this tidbit tying in the prophetic “Governmental powers” dream of Nebuchadnezzar into our current topic:
The Miry Clay of Daniel 2
The famous dream of Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel Chapter 2 appears to lay out all of Gentile history until God ultimately intervenes and sets up His own kingdom.
The various metals which make up the image in the dream are well known to serious students of prophecy.9> Even our common expression, “the idol has feet of clay,” comes to us from this classic passage.
But what is represented by the “miry clay” in this image? It seems to be strangely mixed-but not completely-with the iron in the dream. The term “miry clay” refers to clay made from dust,10 a Biblical idiom which suggests death.11 )
When Daniel interprets this for us he makes an especially provocative allusion in verse 43:
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. Daniel 2:43
As he switches to a personal pronoun, they, “shall mingle themselves with the seed of men…” This is extremely suggestive when viewed in light of the warning of our Lord in Luke 17:26, ostensibly directing us to look more closely at Genesis 6.
Just what (or who) are “mingling with the seed of men?” These would seem to refer to some beings who are not the seed of men themselves!
Could this be a hint of a return to the mischief of Genesis 6? It staggers the mind to consider the potential significance of Daniel’s passage and its implications for the future global governance.
Are these “aliens” so prolific that they constitute a political constituency?
Will there be UFO incidents as part of a carefully orchestrated program to lead us toward a political agenda? Or has it started already? Are the UFOs, and the increasingly widespread abductions, part of the preparations for this scenario?
There seems to be a growing concern within the psychiatric community from the strange (and far too frequent) reports from people who claim to have been “abducted” by the occupants of UFOs. These reports are too bizarre to accept, and yet too frequent-and consistent-to ignore. What is particularly disturbing is the estimate from some national polls that as much as 3% of the population may be involved!
Perhaps the most well-known researcher in this area is Dr. John E. Mack, who is professor of psychiatry at The Cambridge Hospital, Harvard Medical School. A contributor to over 150 articles in professional (peer-reviewed) journals and a former Pulitzer Prize winner, he certainly appears to have impressive credentials.
He has been involved in almost a hundred of these cases personally, and has shocked the professional community by declaring that he believes these beings may be real and that they appear to have an agenda to develop a hybrid race!12
At a professional conference on abductions at M.I.T., Dr. Mack asked the provocative question, “If what these abductees are saying is happening to them isn’t happening, then what is?”13
Could all this involve a return to the strange events of “the Days of Noah?”…Dr. Mark Eastman and I have just published a new book, Alien Encounters, which attempts to explore the Biblical implications of the increasing reports of UFOs and their occupants, and their potential prophetic significance.
Could this 20 year old teaching carry weight and indicate ongoing genetic experimentation or manipulation of some sort by abducted subjects? Lots of people are wondering and considering these and other possibilities. Personally, I am voraciously sorting thru opinions by lots of seriously minded folks and storing all these tidbits in my noggin in case they need to be evaluated as situations develop. Please remember, Jesus mentioned Deception and “Don’t believe such information” 6 different times just in Matthew 24. He was clearly telling us these soon coming situations are going to be EXTREMELY TRICKY times.
I do not understand all of this and freely admit it! Educated Guesswork, continued Bible study, evaluation of the news of the day, and a lot of extracurricular reading have left me with multifaceted, developing ideas of what” Extremely Tricky, Deceptive Times” may entail. I was sharing with friends just yesterday that when I read the Genesis flood account I am struck by the fact that only 8 folks were saved and carried through the Genesis flood. That’s a really, really small remnant who sought God’s face, were righteous and perfect in their generations. I add those thoughts to the Matthew 25 parable of the 10 virgins and all those other parables Jesus told, of action and preparedness.
Do you have a relationship with Jesus? I don’t mean a far away remembrance of “Yes, I walked down the aisle when I was a kid or went to church all my life” sort of thing. Do you KNOW him. Are you walking with Him? Is Jesus your Master and King? Have you asked for the empowerment of His Spirit? Would you recognize his voice if he told you to build an Ark? Would you drop what you are doing and start chopping wood? Seriously, would you?
Jesus HAS told you in his book, that there are days coming that will look like the days of Noah. This, at best, means violence, lawlessness and oblivion to the things of God. at worst, it could mean a resurgence of Fallen Angel Technology and the possibility of cannibalistic Giants hunting again in the earth in conjunction with Anti-Christ world governmental build-up, and prophesied geo=physical disasters!
As the time comes for Jesus to return as the Conquering King to defeat a demonically powered Anti-Christ- Will you heed that warning? Will you pick up those stones from the river bed and be ready to meet the Giants on the battlefield?