“And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel” (Genesis 3:15).
Scripture tells us of a war that has been waged since the fall of man. This is a war between the forces of good and evil. As I talked about in my previous article, “The Supernatural Enemy,” this war is a spiritual war, but many of the battles are fought in the human realm. This ongoing conflict is first introduced in the passage I quoted above.
Obviously this passage refers to Christ in the last clause, but this passage also, in my opinion, refers to human kind as a whole; specifically when it refers to “her seed.” This entire clause, “and between thy seed and her seed” is the topic of this article. I will show how this spiritual war has been waged throughout time in the human realm.
First, who is “thy?” Obviously, when you look at this verse in context, it refers to Satan. That is easy enough to grasp. The interesting point though is the reference to his seed. Most people overlook this word when reading because they are too focused on the fact that this verse is also the first Messianic prophecy, i.e. the seed of the woman.
Clearly, it tells us that Satan will have “seed” too. So, what or who is the seed of Satan? We get our first glimpse of this in Genesis 6:2, “That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.”
Many scholars today tell us that the term “sons of God” here refers to the godly line of people descended from Seth and the daughters of men refers to the ungodly line of people descended from Cain. That is a concept that was brought into the early church mainly by Augustine, but he was not the first to say this. This is not consistent with the original Hebrew used in this part of the Bible. The original Hebrew uses the term “Ben” for “son” (Strong’s #01121) and “elohiym” for “God” (Strong’s #0430).
These are the exact same words found in Job 1: 6:
“Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them.”
The Hebrew word for “son” used in these passages has the same basic meaning as it does in modern English and the original Hebrew word translated as “God” is one of the specific names the Hebrews used to refer solely to the Deity.
When used in conjunction with each other in this fashion it means God’s children, which is the way the ancient Hebrews referred to the angelic beings. One thing this term does not do is differentiate between the fallen and the unfallen ones. That must be determined by context. Context here indicates the fallen angels.
This is further alluded to in Jude 1: 6-7:
“And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.”
These two clauses point back to the when fallen angels, meaning demons, comingled with humans. When looked at in this light what we see in the beginning of Genesis 6 is that fallen angels, i.e. demons, lusted after human women and mated with them. While the text does not specifically say how long that had been happening, thee implication is that this had gone on for a number of years, if not for hundreds of years.
The text also implies that the women who participated in this were most likely willing participants, “That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose” (Genesis 6:2). The taking of a wife required the consent of the woman too, so the implication is fairly clear.
In Genesis 6:4 we see that this happen post flood also:
“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.”
The word translated as giants comes from the Hebrew word Nephilim, which is the plural for Nephil, or fallen one. This verse also clearly points to the fact that the fallen angels comingled with human women. This post flood comingling is exactly what is referred to in Jude 1:7:
“Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.”
However, this is not the only instance of post flood comingling. In Numbers 13:33 we see this hybrid offspring again:
“And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.”
Another way of writing “sons of Anak” is Anakim, which appears in Deut. 2:10-11:
“The Emims dwelt therein in times past, a people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites called them Emims.”
In Deut. 2:20-21 we see more signs of the Nephilim:
“That also was accounted a land of giants: giants dwelt therein in old time; and the Ammonites call them Zamzummims; A people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; but the Lord destroyed them before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead.”
Again we see them in Deut. 3:11, 13:
“For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man.” and “And the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, being the kingdom of Og, gave I unto the half tribe of Manasseh; all the region of Argob, with all Bashan, which was called the land of giants.”
In Exodus 23: 23-24 we are introduced to other Nephilim tribes:
“For mine Angel shall go before thee, and bring thee in unto the Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites: and I will cut them off. Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite break down their images.”
We see the Amorites again in Numbers 21:26:
“For Heshbon was the city of Sihon the king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab, and taken all his land out of his hand, even unto Arnon.” and in Judges 6: 10, “And I said unto you, I am the Lord your God; fear not the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but ye have not obeyed my voice.”
And we can’t leave out Goliath and his brothers. The accounts of them in 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel and 1 Chronicles clearly point to their being Nephilim.
What all this points out is that the land area God promised to Abraham and his descendents was full of these mixed species hybrids of demons and humans. When looked at in this light the command God gave to Joshua as they were preparing to enter into the Promised Land to totally annihilate the inhabitants begins to make sense. In Genesis 1: 24-25 God commands that living beings are to reproduce after their own kind:
“And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.” So, when these fallen angels mixed with humans they produced offspring that were contrary to the will of God. Since these were contrary to God’s command, they were an abomination in His eyes, and hence the command to totally destroy them. The implication in this is that these beings are beyond redemption and are always sentenced to death in the eyes of God.
This concept is reinforced by Genesis 1:26-27:
“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”
I can understand why He gets very upset by this. Since we are made in the image of God, this is an unholy corruption of His holy image. As to why the enemy chose to do this is not specifically spelled out in scripture, but we can take a good guess. I think it is mainly for two reasons.
First, the obvious one stated above about corrupting God’s Holy image. Second, and I think this is the main one, is that if he could physically corrupt the human genome then it follows that the prophecy in Genesis 3:15 could not be fulfilled, and therefore he would win by default.
The fact that only 8 people were saved from the flood points to how close this came to being the case. I am NOT saying that those 8 were the ONLY pure blood humans left on the entire planet, but I am saying pure blood humans were most likely very few in numbers and of those only these 8 were found deserving of saving.
We have shown that the enemy has in the past tried to corrupt the human genome by mixing demons and humans. We have also pointed out that this was not a one time thing but was done for untold centuries, both pre and post flood. We have also speculated on the reasons why the enemy would want to do this. In the next segment, we will discuss genetic tampering presently happening.
All Scripture quoted is from the King James Version unless otherwise noted.
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