Summary: The Bible is a cosmic chess match. God vs Satan, Good vs Evil, Angels vs Demons. Satan would stop at nothing to destroy the Messiah that was prophesied to "Crush his head" in the Garden of Eden!
The entire Bible is a chess match between God and Satan. Now we know that God is going to win in the end but we see countermoves by Satan to try to go against every move from God…right until his final breath in the last days!
Romans 15:4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.
It is clear throughout Scripture that there is a war going on between good and evil all around us. It is a war that rages outside of our time and space continuum.. Satan sinned against God and was cast down from Heaven along with 1/3 of the Heavenly angels who sided with him.
In Luke 10:18 Jesus says that he saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. THOR AND MOVIES LIKE IMMORTALS STOLE A LOT FROM THE BIBLE…Satan had made the mistake of letting his pride gets so big that he truly thought he could take over
Satan vs God, Angels vs demons. Good vs evil. It is in the midst of this cosmic raging supernatural war that mankind is born.
Scripture tells us that Satan had been kicked out of heaven but he still had access to it (Book of Job) he was punished but it was not a death sentence. Put yourself in the shoes of Satan in the Garden of Eden. I’m not at all defending him but I want you to see things through his eyes. He was close in proximity to God, his beauty and power was nearly limitless. He absolutely had it all until he fell then he was cast down to earth only to watch God create His most prized possession …man in his own image. The human race is a slap in the face to Satan and a blow to his pride.
Satan says God you’re going to create this in front of my face… You’re going to do this to me well I have no other choice but to corrupt them and get them to sin. See what’s saying I am going to get them to fall as hard as I did! After Adam and Eve had sinned, God sat them down along with Satan for the first ever principals office meeting. Trust me, I’ve been there. These days it’s Lee’s office.
Genesis 3:15 God says to Satan…And I will put enmity between you and the seed of the woman and between your seed. He will crush your head and you will strike his heel. NIV
Satan new exactly what God was saying… God was telling him that because of his actions there would be a Messiah coming that would crush Satan’s head. This moment begins the cosmic chess match.
Satan knew that a man was going to be born that would destroy him… he just had no idea when and where. MAYBE HE THOUGHT IT WAS ABEL
Satan is not all-knowing (omniscient) like God so the only option he had was to try to destroy mankind.
The book of Genesis chapter 6 verse 4 just might give us an idea as to how he was doing it.
Gen 6:4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days and also afterward when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them, they were the heroes of old, the men of renown.
Now here comes the controversy! There are two main theories as to who these “sons of God “ are.
One view is called the “Sethite View” and it says they are men from the line of Seth, Adams first son after Abel was killed. They believe the “daughters of man” were from the line of Cain. Purely humans having sex with one another.
The other view is called the Angel View. In short this view believes that the sons of God were some of the fallen angels that fell with Satan. The belief is that these fallen Angels had sex with women of the earth in order to corrupt their bloodlines. Change the gnome, mess with Gods creation, whatever.
I have studied this extensively and I will be dedicating a whole podcast series to it as it’s fascinating! We just don’t have time in this sermon. I will tell you that I personally hold the Angel View but I will party in Heaven with Christians that hold the Sethite View.
I’m not willing to die on that hill….there are MORE important things to do, like tell the world about Jesus! All of this has its place though!
No matter what your view, whether you believe in the angel view or the Sethite view you cannot argue that there were Nephilim on the earth in those days as a result of this unnatural cohabitation. The word Nephilim is a Hebrew word that means fallen ones. Some of them were giants. All of them seemed a bit supernatural and definitely irritating to God and the Israelites. Something was up with the Nephilim because every time they were around God ordered all of them to be immediately exterminated.