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Question: How did the offspring of the fallen angels survive Noah’s flood, David and Goliath?
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Mac, thank you for the question.
So all of our readers are on the same page, the offspring (children) of the fallen angels were known as the Giants. You can read about this in Genesis 6.
Our Father brought about the flood in the days of Noah in order to destroy the Giants. God’s plan certainly did not fail. The Giants died.
Unfortunately, there was another irruption of fallen angels, these angels left Heaven and came to earth just as the fallen angels before them had done (Jude 1:6).
Let us document that. Please turn with me to,
4 “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.”
After the flood of Noah there were Giants in the earth once again. While the flood killed the Giants, the second irruption of fallen angels took place after the flood which brought about the second wave of Giants.
Mac, I would encourage you to read “Appendix 25: The Nephilim, Or “Giants” Of Genesis 6, Etc.” from the Companion Bible. This contains more information about the fallen angels than you probably want to know.
I will also leave you with a quote concerning the flood of Noah from one of our studies and two Bible Q&As concerning the fallen angels. Please take the time to read them, I think it will help.
13 ”And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.”
God is saying the end of all flesh would occur if He did not do something to stop the spread of the giants in the earth, which was the main reason for the flood. The giants were unnatural beings. They were supernatural, half human, half angel beings. God could not allow the giants to continue to bring their knowledge of the past, their corrupt blood line and their evil ways on the earth as it would have destroyed all flesh.
We must make note, the word “earth” in this 13th verse (776) can mean, “the earth (at large, or partitively a land), common, country, earth, field, ground, land, nations, way, wilderness, world.” As you can see this word has several meanings and does not necessarily mean the whole earth. We need to “rightly divide the word of truth,” (2 Timothy 2:15). The flood of Noah did not literally encompass the entire earth, rather this was a local flood in order to wipe out the evil in the land, the abomination called giants. Just as Lot and his family were the only ones saved from the evil of Sodom, Noah and his family were the only ones saved from the evil of their land as they did not intermix with the fallen angels. It is not plausible to think Noah sailed the globe before the flood in order to collect every species of animal and insect, then bring them all back to his land and constructing the ark in order to preserve them from the flood. Nor is it plausible to think after the flood Noah returned the animals to their homes spread across the globe. Always ensure you “rightly divide” His Word.
- Bible Q&A 3-28-2014: Does the Bible really say the fallen angels mated with the daughters of men?
- Bible Q&A 3-14-2014: What happened to the second influx of fallen angels? Were they bound with the first influx?
Question: I just read that the Bible predicted the statues coming down that are in the news right now. Can you tell us where this scripture is?
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Annetta thank you for the question.
I feel this is a prime example of someone cherry picking Bible verses to fit a belief. There is plenty written in the Bible about alters being torn down, but they are alters for false god’s.
The monuments of this once great nation are not alters, nor do they serve any god. The monuments of our nation are a part of our history, America’s history.
The Bible has predicted and will continue to predict world events, but Confederate Statues are not one of them.
Anytime someone tells you a verse means this or that start at the top of the chapter and read down. This allows you to understand the subject and context of the verse.
Of course always pray for direction from God.
Question: Hello Brandon, Revelation 12:6, it gives you how many years and days. Is that literally that many years and days. I got someone showing me to go to Daniel chapter 7. I don’t understand the math part. Please help me. Thank you.
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Faithful thank you for the question.
Great timing! We are working on the final revision of Chapter 7 of “The Timeline of the Tribulation“. We cover both Revelation 12:6 and Daniel 7:25 in Chapter 7 which are the verses you are referencing.
Both of these verses cover the same amount of time and that portion of time is the last half of the Tribulation. I will let Chapter 7 explain and document that statement.
We are going to talk about the math for a moment. We will also cover this in Chapter 7, but let us prime the pump here.
The entire Tribulation was originally a 7 year long period, but that entire time was shortened down to a 5 month period. We discussed this in Chapter 6 of our Timeline study.
7 Years is equal to:
- 2,520 Days
- 84 Months
- That entire time was shortened down to a 5 month period.
To answer some of your question, Revelation 12:6 is a literal amount of time. It says, “the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.”
“A thousand two hundred and threescore days” that is 1,260 days. This period of time covers half of the Tribulation.
In Daniel 7:25 we are told the Saints will be given into Satan’s hand for “a time and times and the dividing of time“. That is half of the Tribulation which is the latter half.
3.5 Years is equal to:
- 1,260 Days
- 42 Months
- Time and Times and the Dividing of Time
- That entire time is half of the Tribulation which is equal to 2.5 months on the shortened Tribulation timeline.
Years, months and days as laid out above are all the same period of time. We are simply given different time formats.
We should understand, prophecy given in days typically refers to God or His children. On the other hand when we see time given in months we will notice it belongs to Satan.
We are children of the light, not of the night, but Satan and his children are of the night (1 Thessalonians 5:5). This time format difference keeps us awake and we need to ensure we do not become confused by it.
We know Christ shortened the time of the Tribulation in Matthew 24 (Chapter 6, subheading “The Five Month Tribulation”). Yet, in Revelation we find the original time of the Tribulation referenced. That is where you will find the 1,260 days and 42 months. I believe the original time was kept in Revelation in order to preserve the original timeline duration. This allows us to reference the time of Revelation with the book of Daniel.
If we were not able to do that, there would be a lot more confusion concerning the timing of the Tribulation.
Question: There is so much time and so many YouTube video’s/ministers who are caught up in this “flat earth” thing. To me it’s a “no-brainer” wasted time topic diverting us from more important studies. What are your thoughts on earth being flat?
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Sharon thank you for the question and I think you just summed it up for us.
A lot of the videos out there by so called ministers are certainly a waste of time and they definitely take away from us learning about the Word of God when we feed into it.
The theory about a “flat earth” is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. How a Christian with common sense in the year 2017 could believe that is beyond me.
We covered this subject in the past in Bible Q&A. I will leave those links below where we Biblically document the “flat earth” is not found in the Bible.
I want to go back to the common sense part.
For one to believe in a “flat earth” they would need to discount all of the images of space and earth that document the world is round. They would need to discount the satellites that provide communication. The same satellites that provide GPS service so you know how to travel to a destination that you have never been to before.
Those are not figments of our imagination. Neither is the satellite imagery that Google and other companies provide. Obviously, these services allow you to zoom right on top of your house.
How about airplanes?
For those who have been on an airliner you can start to see the curvature of the earth and the different appearance of the atmosphere depending on your altitude.
Christians are bright people. Why? We believe in the Living God, our Father in Heaven. But we all slip up and can be misguided from time to time. If you know someone who is, say a prayer and do your best to straighten them out.
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