N’filim Study: Lesson 4

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue
N’filim Study: Lesson 4

In the last three lessons we established that the angels were most likely created before the six-day creation story in Genesis 1:1. We learned that Satan and his followers fell/were cast out of heaven due to their rebellion against G-d, subsequently establishing themselves on earth. The satanic line was initiated through the union of the fallen angels with the daughters of men to produce the N’filim translated as “giants/cast down.”
There are biblical accounts describing some of these offspring including the story of David and Goliath (1 Sam. 17:4), the latter of whom is thought to have been one of the N’filim along with the tribe from which he came. Goliath was a descendent of Rapha in the lineage of the N’filim, descendants of Anak.
Further evidence of the N’filim presence is found in Numbers 13:33 with the account of the spies who reported seeing men who were giants in the land of Canaan. Although some may consider the report of the spies an exaggerated confabulation, it is highly probable that these spies witnessed the existence of N’filim. However, the main lesson in the account is that nothing is impossible with G-d and that the spies and those who supported their fears and concerns lacked trust in Moshe and Kelev, but more importantly in G-d.
We know that the satanic line continues through the descendants of various peoples, including the Amalekites. This line(evil) will not be completely obliterated until Israel (all true believers) are safely living in the Land (Israel) according to Deuteronomy 25:17-19 “Remember what the Amalekites did to you when you were coming from Egypt. The Amalekites did not respect G-d. They attacked you when you were weak and tired. They killed all your people who were slow and walking behind everyone else. That is why you must destroy the memory of the Amalekites from the world. You will do this when you enter the land that the L-rd your G-d is giving you. There he will give you rest from all the enemies around you. But do not forget to destroy the Amalekites!”
We should ask ourselves that if Amalek will not be completely destroyed until Israel is safely in the land, how did they survive the battle with Saul when he was ordered to kill everyone as we read in 1 Samuel 15: 32 “ Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy all that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels, and donkeys.”
We find the answer in 1 Samuel 15:8; “He [Saul] took Agag king of the Amalekites alive, and all his people he destroyed with the sword. But Saul and the army spared Agag and the best of the sheep and cattle, the fat calves and lambs-everything that was good. These they were unwilling to destroy completely, but everything that was despised and weak they destroyed.
Because Saul disobeyed G-d and then tried to rationalize why he did not destroy everyone and everything that was associated with the Amalekites, G-d took the kingship from Saul. Samuel eventually killed Agag, leaving us with another question; how did the satanic line synonymous with Amalek continue? The answer is that the Amalekites were not the only progeny of the fallen angels. Almost 700 years after Saul and David destroyed the Amalekites, a descendant of the Amalekite remnant continued to conspire a way to continue the genetic bloodline with the goal of destroying Israel. This was and is no simple feud like the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s described in American folklore. The blood oath against Israel has continued and is described by Josephus who referred to many biblical passages to support his conclusion. Josephus made an interesting connection between the Book of Esther and Agag. At the time of Esther, an Amalekite named Haman who was a direct descendant of Agag. Haman attempted the first attempt at genocide of the remnant of Judah through a Persian offensive attack. The appellation Agagite was interchangeable with Amalekite in its ancient application, reflecting their common background/heritage. According to Gary Wayne in his book “The Genesis 6 Conspiracy,” The first Agag in scripture is one of Anak’s three sons, while the second one was the Amalekite king that Saul captured and who was a N’filim. The Agagite title was worn proudly as belonging to the Amalekites/N’filim.
In Deuteronomy 9:1-2 we read “Hear O Israel, you are now about to cross the Jordan and go in and dispossess nations greater and stronger than you, with large cities that have walls up to the sky. The people are strong and tall-Anakites! You know about them and have heard it said, ‘Who can stand up against the Anakites?’”
The Anakim are believed to have descended from the N’filim described in Numbers 13:33. Moshe had taught the Israelites not to fear these giants, but they did not listen. Consequently. Kelev and Joshua were the only ones over 20 years old in the nation who entered the Promised Land.
Once the Israelites entered the Land, Joshua defeated the Anakim. Kelev drove the Anakim out of Hebron and we are told “There was none of the Anakim left in the land of the people of Israel. Unfortunately, there were some of them left in Gaza, Gath, and Ashdod (Joshua 11:22).
Second Samuel 21:15-22 also mentions men in Rapha and Gath who were described as having features that were unusual “And there was again war at Gath, where there was a man of great stature, who had six fingers on each hand, and six toes on each foot, twenty-four in number, and he was also descended from the giants.”
I want to discuss the Canaanites in this lesson because of their prominence in scripture and because they were the descendants of Ham, whose wife is speculated to have carried the sin gene of the satanic line in perpetuity through her children.
Canaan was cursed by G-d for his father’s sin of sexual intimacy with Noah, Ham’s father described in Genesis chapter 4. Reading G-d’s promise to Avraham indicates that the Canaanites were wicked and idolatrous. In Genesis 15:16 the L-rd made a reference to the Canaanites when he said, “the sin of the Amorites (Canaanites) has not yet reached its full measure.” G-d’s justice has not yet been poured out against this people who have become increasingly wicked. The Canaanite society was like Greek civilization at the time. Canaanites favorite deities were Baal, Astarte/Ashtar, and Molech; pagan gods and goddesses that have returned this time to America as the nation has turned their back on G-d and His Torah as the foundation for living with man and relating to G-d. Molech is the infamous cult of the Bull, a bronze statue that represents the stock market, Wall Street and the hope of rising prices.
The Canaanites worshiped a trinity of gods known as El, the father, Astarte, the mother, and Baal, the son also identified as Adon/Adonai/Adonis… El was the mightiest of the three gods and was represented by the sun and its light. El was exceedingly fond of impregnating human females (Wayne, 2014). El was this impious god of Middle Eastern theology who appointed a god to each of the nations as alluded to in Deuteronomy 32:15-18: Chemosh to Moab, Milkom to Ammon, YHVH to Israel as a few examples. According to legend, El was a bloody tyrant who dethroned his father Uranus, beheaded his daughter, and murdered his favorite son. According to Wayne (2014) El was lustful and morbid and was” part of the celestial mafia of watchers (p. 234).”
There are some individuals who were considered gods and goddesses that were not immortal, just as some of the N’filim were mortals. Baal, son of El was not immortal. This is important because the Canaanite kings believed themselves to either have come from the gods or were gods in themselves, descending from demigod offspring (N’filim) of El and perhaps Baal, as witnessed to by the Phoenician Kink Hiram, who partnered with Solomon to build the temple in Jerusalem (Wayne, 2014, p. 235). Archaeologists have also discovered Phoenician inscriptions that describe a kingly line who represented themselves as the earthly representatives of the gods (N’filim). “These two beliefs offer strong evidence that N’filim were the kings of all the Canaanite nations, while the Amorites were an intermeshed, N’filim-hybrid nation (Wayne, 2014, p. 235).” This information illustrates the facility with which the satanic line has been able to perpetuate itself throughout all generations in a complex system of DNA transfer through human procreation.
In contrast, true believers described by the Seven-fold witness in the Book of Revelation as those who carry the testimony of Yahshua and guard the commands of G-d, John chapter 14, and Romans chapters 1-3, can take great comfort in the fact that G-d knows His own no matter how scattered they have become and He will gather them to himself as his bride to reside with Him for eternity (Isaiah 11:12; Isaiah 40:11; 56:8).
Today the progeny of the Philistines and Amalek continue to push for eradication of Jews and Israel as a nation shouting and displaying signs that read “from the river to the sea,” a reference indicating a desire and goal of exterminating the Jews and anyone who aligns themselves with the G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. These overt aggressive behaviors reflect the generational Amalekite DNA from the satanic line/fallen angels that continues …for now. Satanic hatred for G-d’s people have been simmering with intermittent explosions of evil since true believers included within the heading “Jew” has been in existence. The fact that there is an Israeli state demonstrates a truth that Satan and his followers cannot accept; that the G-d whom they rejected is a true and faithful G-d and that He cannot be defeated. Furthermore, people like Job, Avraham, Noach, Esther, Devorah, Stephen, and many others who chose and choose to reject the worldly paradigm of living for self and follow G-d’s commands/laws/Torah, enduring all sorts of trials and testings, provide witness to G-d’s power that there are people who will choose G-d even to the point of death if necessary . This is the message G-d is delivering to the angels in heaven and Satan’s followers.
Satan’s profound and perpetual hate against Israel and Judah have continued over generations, over thousands of years, and will continue until the close of the Millennial Kingdom reign and the conclusion of the Battle of Armageddon. Israel and Judah have suffered the holocaust and genocide by the Assyrians, Babylonians, Romans (Edom), Muslim nations, the Nazis, and various corrupt Christian nations. The satanic-driven effort to exterminate and eradicate Judah and Israel will reach its climax in the last days by the end-time Babylon driven world government which will be a socialistic democracy that will evolve into a one-world government ministered by the Antimessiah and his false prophet along with the descendants of the N’filim which will include many nations.
Israel is the nation commissioned by G-d to ultimately destroy Amalek (Hamas), evil, described in Deuteronomy 25 for all of the heinous crimes committed against her. What Amalek has tried to and is continuing to do to Judah/Israel by continuing to attempt genocide and extermination of G-d’s people, G-d will exact on Amalek and her surrounding neighbors who have aligned with her. The charge against Amalek and her allies is reflected in Psalm 83:4 -18. As part of G-d’s Torah, we can rest assured that G-d will have his day with Israel’s enemies and Judah /Israel will emerge victorious. Until then, true believers must don the whole armor of G-d and wage battle against Satan, the false prophet, and the fallen angels with all confidence, trust, and faith in the Written and Living Word of the G-d of Israel. May YHVH/Yahshua through the Ruach grant us wisdom from above and knowledge that we may demonstrate a lifestyle witness that will glorify His Name and make it known throughout the nations.
This lesson concludes this study on the N’filim. I encourage those who either read this message or listen to the podcast to continue research on this subject as there is always more to learn as we study G-d’s Torah. I hope you learned something new and that this study was a blessing.
Rabbi Tamah Davis-Hart
Supplemental Reference: Wayne, Gary. 2014. The Genesis 6 conspiracy; Trusted Books.