The Days of Noah: Part 2 :: By Sean Gooding

Genesis 6:1-8 & Matthew 24: 37-39

“Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, 2 that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose. 3 And the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”

4 There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came into the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown. 5 Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. 7 So the Lord said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.” 8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.”

I saw a picture this week of two of the tallest men that I have ever seen standing next to each other. One was Andre the Giant, a famous wrestler from the WWF. He was 7 ft 4 inches tall and weighed in at about 520 lbs. Robert Wadlow was the tallest man ever in our ‘modern’ age. He was 8 ft 11 inches tall and had a size 22 shoe. He died in 1940 at just 22 years of age.

I grew up watching Andre the Giant, and to see him paired in a picture next to Mr. Wadlow was astonishing; Andre was dwarfed by this man who was more than 18 inches taller. The famous Manute Bol was an NBA player; he was 7 ft 7 inches tall, and he was one of the tallest to ever play in the NBA. These men are modern-day giants, yet Goliath was about 12 inches taller than Mr. Wadlow and more than 2 feet taller than Andre the Giant. Not only was Goliath tall, he was a big man, able to run and fight.

We meet a king named Og as the Jews journeyed from Egypt to the Promised Land, and he was a very large man; we see this in Deuteronomy 3:11:

“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.”

Nine cubits works out to about 13 ft 6 inches, which is almost 5 ft taller than Mr. Wadlow. I want you to picture this. Go get a tape measure and see if for yourself. I have seen estimates that he would have weighed about 1,000 lbs, a man of war, fit, strong, agile and fierce. Too often, we do not really picture what these men looked like. We read and we don’t really take in what the Bible is saying. God wanted us to know this, so He included these details. The Jews encountered giants all the way up to the days of David. Here are some verses about giants: see Numbers 13:33:

“There also we saw the Nephilim [the sons of Anak are part of the Nephilim]; and we became like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.”

Remember these were seen after the flood, and look at how the Jewish men describe themselves; they looked like ‘grasshoppers’ compared to the size of these men. I have heard many a sermon making fun of these men, but what would you and I do if we saw 10 ft, 11 ft, or 13 ft men who were seasoned warriors? We, too, would think we were grasshoppers. I pray that I would be like Joshua and Caleb, able to stand boldly and trust God even after seeing these men. These men were not alone. They often had a number of them together, as we see here in Deuteronomy 2:10-11:

(“The Emim lived there formerly, a people as great, numerous, and tall as the Anakim. Like the Anakim, they are also regarded as Rephaim, but the Moabites call them Emim…”)

Goliath, we are told, has 4 brothers. In 1 Chronicles 20:5, we meet one named Lahmi, and he too is a giant:

“And there was war with the Philistines again, and Elhanan the son of Jair killed Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam.”

Notice his spear was like a weaver’s beam, just like his brother’s. We see another man in 2 Samuel 21:16 who has a large spearhead, about 300 shekels of brass; this is about 7.5 lbs. A traditional spear, according to what I can find, is about 1.8 lbs. That is 4 times the size; think of the man who would fight with this in a battle all day. He would have been big and strong.

“And Ishbibenob, which was of the sons of the giant, the weight of whose spear weighed three hundred shekels of brass in weight, he being girded with a new sword, thought to have slain David.”

Here is an insight: what if Goliath was the little brother? I don’t know, but it crossed my mind. Let me offer another verse out of Amos, chapter 2: 9:

“Yet it was I who destroyed the Amorite before them, though his height was like the height of cedars, and he was strong as the oaks; I even destroyed his fruit above and his root below.”

Some cedar trees can be as much as 30 feet tall; let that sink in. Here, we are told in Amos that some men they fought had height like a cedar. Now, maybe this is a bit of an exaggeration, but maybe they were half a cedar; that’s 15 ft tall. The Bible tells us these little beautiful details, and there is evidence to support this in archeological digs all around the world. We will explore some of these the next time.

We were told that the last days would be like the days of Noah. Will there be giants running around killing men? No, I do not think so. But there was genetic interference in man’s DNA that made very visible and lasting changes to us. In an interview with Tucker Carlson from last week, Dr. Lapado, the Surgeon General of Florida, talked about how the mRNA vaccines that were forced on a large portion of the population of the world were designed in such a way as to alter the DNA of those who took the vaccine. It is a detailed interview with very good technical and, at times, harrowing information.

There is a determined effort amongst the leaders of our world to affect the very genetics of the people they are charged with serving. I do not know the end game of the powers that be, but long ago – some 2,000 years ago – Jesus warned us, and we took it to just mean the level of evil. But the evil had a catalyst: genetic manipulation and misconduct. Satan wants to be God; he can’t be. But he tries to copy God, and he is up to his tricks again.

Look up; our redemption is near, but the world may get a bit eviler before we hear the trumpet call. Keep the faith.

God bless you,

Dr. Sean Gooding

Pastor of Mississauga Missionary Baptist Church

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