Who are the Elect and Who are Not? 3

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“Sons of Perdition, Suppressors of Truth and The Condemned”

Is God going to destroy a portion of his creation? Was the devil’s plan partially successful in causing many to be condemned with him to the Lake of Fire? Did God partially lose this battle? 

Before our time was established God had a plan; a majestic, complicated and beautiful plan that involved a new creation, the human race. Before there was trouble on earth, there was trouble in the Garden and, before there was trouble in the Garden there was trouble in Heaven. This plan of God was brutally attacked from the very beginning and it continues to be brutally attacked today.

The root of this trouble was in heaven when Lucifer rebelled against God and convinced one third of the angels in heaven to follow him. The devil and his fallen angels were thrown into earth (Revelation 12:4) and from that moment on the devil has been at war against God’s chosen people. Revelation 12:17 tells us,

Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring—those who keep God’s commands and hold fast their testimony about Jesus. (NIV)

The devil has been messing with God’s people since the beginning starting with Adam and Eve and then, Genesis 6 where the devil took his attack against mankind to a whole new level. It was there that the devil started messing with our genetics and corrupted God’s creation. Genesis 6:1-4 tells us

When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. Then the Lord said, “My Spirit will not contend with humans forever, for they are mortal; their days will be a hundred and twenty years.” The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.

In these verses we see that the fallen angels had sex with the women. Out of that union came the Nephilim or giants. In the Old Testaments those demonic beings were easy to identify because they were giants. The Flood of Noah was God’s judgment for such corruption; it was a divine purging. Noah and his family were the only non-genetically impure human being on earth; so, God started the human race again with Noah and his family. However, the Bible tells us in Genesis 6:4 “The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward…” (NIV)

This union between women and the fallen angels gave us the first clone in the history of humanity. These clones are never good, they are always evil because they are not God’s creation. In Genesis 6:11 the Bible tells us, 

Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence (NIV)

The word corrupt here is the word šāḥaṯ: “A verb meaning to spoil, to ruin, to destroy, to pervert.[1] The perversion of these fallen angels brough forth violence; a violence that the world has never seen, a violence that will only be greater during the great tribulation (Matthew 24:15-21). In Numbers 13 Moses sent out 12 spices and, with the exception of Joshua and Caleb the report was awful. Numbers 13:31-33 tells us, 

But the men who had gone up with him said, “We can’t attack those people; they are stronger than we are.” 32 And they spread among the Israelites a bad report about the land they had explored. They said, “The land we explored devoursthose living in it. All the people we saw there are of great size. 33 We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.” (NIV)

The Nephilim ate humans! Enoch goes in greater detail stating concerning the Nephilim “And when men could no longer sustain them, the giants turned against them and devoured mankind. And they began to sin against birds, and beast, and reptiles, and fish, and to devour one another’s flesh, and drinking the blood. Then the earth laid accusation against the lawless ones.”[2] The fallen angels infected all of God’s creation. That is why Romans 8:19 tells us, “For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.” (NIV) In Genesis 6:5-7 the Bible tells us,

Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.The Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. The Lord said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them.” (NASB1995

God’s Word is a story of Good vs Evil, is a story of God’s redemptive plan to save his creation that He loves. In the Old Testament God used the Israelites, His chosen people, to fight and purge the earth from these clones of evil. Today, God uses the church to do so. Those genetically altered monsters still exist, but they are not as obvious as the giants in the Old Testament. Those clones are the ones who are irredeemable; they carry the hate and pride of Satan and the iniquity of Azazel, the fallen angel who taught mankind all of the iniquity of the world.

Examples of these clones are 

  • Sons or Perdition

While I was with them, I was keeping them in Your name which You have given Me; and I guarded them and not one of them perished but the son of perdition, so that the Scripture would be fulfilled. John 17:12 (NASB 1995)

  • Suppressors of God’s Truth

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, Romans 1:18 (NASB 1995)

  • The Condemned:

For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. Jude 1:4 (NASB 1995)

The end of these clones of evil is describe in Revelation as they are receiving the wrath of God and their refusal to repent. Revelation 16:10-11 tells us,

Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became darkened; and they gnawed their tongues because of pain, 11 and they blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores; and they did not repent of their deeds. (NASB 1995)

Conclusion

Can Jesus fail at anything? Absolutely no! Paul gives us clues of the assurance we have in Jesus. 

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39 (NIV)

“…Neither angels nor demons…” Can this be a reference to the fallen angels in Genesis chapter 6? I believe so. The devil’s plan continues to cause a lot of corruption, violence, pain and confusion on the earth even today; however, at the end of the day, at the end of this story… neither the devil nor his demons will be able to separate us from the love of God. That powerful love will never… ever fail. 

In a portion of his prayer in John 17:12 Jesus established, very clearly, that none of the disciples given to Him by the Father were lost. I believe that to be true then, to be true today and, to be true all the way to the very last disciple that is called to enter the family of God. In Romans 5:8 Paul tells us, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (NIV) Oh right now folks without discernment can’t tell who these clones of evil are, even the earth is waiting for the children of God to be revealed (Romans 8:19), but they will be revealed, all the way the very last one us.

Jesus himself tells us in John 10:16 “I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.” (NIV) Can you sense the assurance of these words? Jesus stated that they “WILL LISTEN TO HIS VOICE…” There is no doubt about that! Beloved, Christ was without sin. He was, He is and forever will be perfect, a perfect sacrifice who will bring perfect results. He will bring ALL whom the Father gave HIM to the Kingdom. Beloved, love never fails (First Corinthians 13:8).


[1] Warren Baker and Eugene E. Carpenter, The Complete Word Study Dictionary: Old Testament (Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers, 2003), 1124.

[2] The Complete Book of Enoch, Dr. Jay Winter. P. 11

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