Genetic Manipulation of Men and Animals
During this time, before the flood, only Noah was found righteous (Genesis 6:8-9). With Noah, his wife, three sons and their wives; 8 people in total, God started the human race all over again. Noah and his family were the only humans who were not genetically infected by the fallen angels. Later, God called Abraham and with Abraham and his wife Sarah, God created a new nation. This is the way God called Abraham,
The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.
2 “I will make you into a great nation,
and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.
3 I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
will be blessed through you.” Genesis 12:1-3 (NIV)
You can see how God wanted to keep his people separated, holy and not be physically or spiritually contaminated by the rest of the world. Later, we see Moses coming into the picture and we clearly see the struggle against these giants. Some humans were under the evil dominion of these giants. Some, perhaps, were in partnership with them and, some were genetically and/or morally contaminated by the fallen angels. The battles against the Nephilim continues in I Samuel 15:1-3 the Bible tells us,
Then Samuel said to Saul, “The Lord sent me to anoint you as king over His people, over Israel; now therefore, listen to the words of the Lord.2 Thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘I will punish Amalek for what he did to Israel, how he set himself against him on the way while he was coming up from Egypt. 3 Now go and strike Amalek and utterly destroy all that he has, and do not spare him; but put to death both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’” (NASB 1995)
Again, we see God doing some serious purging; he is telling Saul, through the prophet Samuel, to kill everything, men, women, children and animals. The reason for such order is because this whole region was generically and morally infected. We see that in Numbers when Moses sent out the 10 spies. In Numbers 13:21-33 the Bible tells us,
21 So they went up and spied out the land from the wilderness of Zin as far as Rehob, at Lebo-hamath. 22 When they had gone up into the Negev, they came to Hebron where Ahiman, Sheshai and Talmai, the descendants of Anak were. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)
23 Then they came to the valley of Eshcol and from there cut down a branch with a single cluster of grapes; and they carried it on a pole between two men, with some of the pomegranates and the figs. 24 That place was called the valley of Eshcol, because of the cluster which the sons of Israel cut down from there.
25 When they returned from spying out the land, at the end of forty days,26 they proceeded to come to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation of the sons of Israel in the wilderness of Paran, at Kadesh; and they brought back word to them and to all the congregation and showed them the fruit of the land. 27 Thus they told him, and said, “We went in to the land where you sent us; and it certainly does flow with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. 28 Nevertheless, the people who live in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large; and moreover, we saw the descendants of Anak there. 29 Amalek is living in the land of the Negev and the Hittites and the Jebusites and the Amorites are living in the hill country, and the Canaanites are living by the sea and by the side of the Jordan.”
30 Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses and said, “We should by all means go up and take possession of it, for we will surely overcome it.”31 But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are too strong for us.” 32 So they gave out to the sons of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone, in spying it out, is a land that devours its inhabitants; and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great size. 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.” (NASB 1995)
There are a few points to pay special attention to. In verse 23 we see the size of the grapes; without a doubt genetically altered. Notice also the connection between First Samuel 15:1-3 and Numbers 13:28-29. Notice that in verse 32 the spies stated, “…is a land that devours its inhabitants…” These Nephilim were eating humans; later we will see the Nephilim were eating each other and drinking their blood… this was truly horrible! In verse 32 we also read, “…all the people whom we saw in it are men of great size.” Something radical needed to be done. That is the reason for their extermination.
This whole story in the Old Testament is of God delivering his people from the dominion and influence of the Nephilim and, at the same time, purging the earth. It needed to be done, the Nephilim were evil continually and unredeemable. These has been a long struggle and, it will continue to intensify as we approach the last days. After all, Genesis 6:4 tells us, “The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward.”
To be continued…